Entries tagged with: Crosss
by Bill Pearis
Canadian heavy psych riffmongers Crosss are gearing up for a short East Coast tour next month that has them dropping below the border for two NYC shows: February 21 at Cake Shop with Toronto's Cellphone and then February 22 at Union Pool with the rest of the lineup TBA. All dates are listed below.
Crosss released a 7" last year but haven't had a full-length out since 2013's Obsidian Spectre. They've got an album on the way later this year, so stay tuned for details. Meanwhile, you can stream both of those previous releases below. If you enjoy doomy riffs but always wanted to hear more traditional indie rock vocals paired with them, Crosss have you covered.
As for Cellphone, the band make crazed psych-punk that sounds like pure mayhem -- somewhere between MC5, Motorhead and the Dead Kennedys. (But with synthesizers in the mix as well.) Their new album, "Excellent Condition", was just released via Toronto's fine Telephone Explosion label and you can stream it below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Pop. 1280 at Public Assembly, March 2012 (more by Erez Avissar)
Canada's grunge-heavy psych act Crosss are releasing a split 7" with Astral Gunk that's due out on March 3. It's a little bit different than what we've heard from the band before, leaning way more to the indie/garage/surf side of things. You can stream it below.
Cross will dip below the border for a U.S. tour next month which will hit NYC on March 8 at Trans Pecos. That show with with Gothed-out post-punk Sacred Bones-ers Pop. 1280, local punks Night Squad and noisy experimental weirdos Buck Gooter. All Crosss tour dates are listed below.
Buck Gooter will also be on tour, which kicks off at Brooklyn's Ho_Se on February 21 with Florida. All their tour dates are listed, along with a song stream, below. As for Pop.1280, they're currently ripping things up over in Europe (probably right this second!). Those dates are below too.
Kirin J Callinan @ BV CMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Roomful of Teeth, Holly Herndon @ Le Poisson Rouge
For this indie/classical crossover show, vocal octet Roomful of Teeth are performing the world premiere of Caroline Shaw's "Partita," in addition to works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle. And opening the show is experimental musician Holly Herndon, which makes for quite the double bill.
Kirin J Callinan, Jenny Hval @ 285 Kent Avenue
This is an excellent show for fans of the eccentric. Kirin J Callinan's stuff is pretty unclassifiable, and whether you know the songs or not, his live show can't be ignored. And Jenny Hval makes the kind of art pop that falls somewhere between PJ Harvey and Laurie Anderson.
Slam Dunk, Crosss, Duzheknew, Pupppy @ Cake Shop
Vancouver's sax-filled swaggering rockers Slam Dunk have been on a tour with Built to Spill, which hits NYC on Thursday (11/7) at Irving Plaza, but tonight you can see them in a much more intimate environment when they headline Cake Shop.
Jessie Ware, Mikky Ekko @ Irving Plaza
Jessie Ware has the voice of a pop star and the forward-thinking production of musicians like SBTRKT, Disclosure, and Joker, all of whom she's worked with. She's an excellent performer too, and tonight's show -- her second of two in NYC this week -- should be a memorable one.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests The Lucas Brothers, Rob Cantrell, Andrienne Lapalucci, Matt Wayne, Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, and more.
Black Lips, The Subsonics, Weird Womb @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Georgia garage rockers Black Lips are busy working on their new album but are taking a break with a short US tour. You can also catch their Middle East tour documentary, Kids Like You and Me, at Nitehawk Cinema tonight.
Midlake @ Other Music
Midlake and singer Tim Smith parted ways a year ago, and the band scrapped a half-finished album, eventually making Antiphon which is out this week. The band will perform a free acoustic set tonight, and later this week will play a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge.
Albert Hammond Jr., Nightbox @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is no slouch on his own, making catchy guitar rock like on his brand new EP, AHJ.
Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Mike Birbiglia plays big rooms these days but still loves testing out new material at cozy Union Hall. This is an early show (7:30 PM) and tickets are still available (as of this posting).
Startalk Live@ Town Hall
Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his popular space-themed radio show to Town Hall with cohost Eugene Mirman and "special guests."
SZA, DJ Diamond Kuts @ Converse Rubber Tracks
Forward-thinking R&B singer SZA, who recently signed to Black Hippy's TDE label, plays this FADER-presented show at Brooklyn's Converse Rubber Tracks tonight. Free with RSVP (which is now closed).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Andrew Sacher
Crosss - 'Obsidian Spectre'
Canada's Crosss make a similar kind of heavy psychedelia to the first three Sabbath albums, or to more contemporary bearers of that sound like Uncle Acid or Ty Segall's new band Fuzz. But rather than going in an overtly metal direction with their sound, these guys take the approach of early '90s grunge with their raw recordings and sludgy power chord riffing. Their debut album, Obsidian Spectre, came out this past June via Telephone Explosion, and you can stream it, along with two music videos from the album, below.
Crosss have made their way into the US a few times this year, having played a NYC show back in May at Death by Audio, and they've just announced that they'll return to that venue on August 16. The show is with two other bands who mix psych and grunge well: Western Mass' Psychic Blood and Brooklyn's Spirit of Danger. Crosss' only other scheduled date at the moment is a Halifax show tonight (7/18), but if they're headed to NYC in August, maybe they'll add others along the way.
Streams from all three bands below...
The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.
Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.
Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.
Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...