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Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes

The 2015 edition of Pop Montreal is coming up in less than a month (September 16 - 20) and festival organizers have recently made a few additions to the already robust lineup. Perhaps most interesting is that Pop's film fest will have the world premiere of director Kahlil Joseph' Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes which promises:

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. The Reflektor Tapes blends never-before-seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 15 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.
That is just ahead of the film's North American September 23 release date. It will be playing in NYC at Sunshine Cinema, BowTie Cinema Chelsea 9, East 86th St Cinema 4 in Manhattan and Williamsburg Cinema in Brooklyn. and tickets are on sale now for many of those screenings. You can watch the trailer for that below.

The full music lineup has been finalized and new additions include Seattle garage rock legends The Sonics, Doldrums, UK band All We Are, Prison Garde (the latest moniker of electronic musician Vaughn Robert Squire aka Sixtoo) and more. Other artists playing this year's Pop Montreal include Built to Spill, Giorgio Moroder, The Cribs, Mikal Cronin, Godflesh, Will Butler, Babes in Toyland, Thurston Moore, Stars of the Lid, Cannibal Ox, Besnard Lakes (performing as a 17-piece "orchestra"), Viet Cont, The Orb, and more.

There are also lots of panel discussions and lectures happening via the Pop Symposium, including one with Canadian songwriter Andy Kim (the man behind The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" and other bubblegum hits),

Festival passes and day passes are still available. Full Pop Montreal music and film lineups are listed below.

Continue reading "Arcade Fire doc 'The Reflektor Tapes' premiering at 2015 Pop Montreal before North American release ++ fest's full lineup"

by Bill Pearis

Toronto band Crosss

Toronto heavy psych band Crosss released their new album, LO, last month via Telephone Explosion Records. If you dig stuff like Ty Segall's Fuzz, Blue Cheer or other big riff psychedelia, you should definitely check the LP out and it's streaming below.

Crosss are on tour as we speak and will be on the road with Built to Spill this fall, including all four NYC dates: Bowery Ballroom on September 23-25 (tickets) and Brooklyn Bowl on September 26 (tickets). Clarke and the Himselfs are also on those NYC shows.

All Crosss tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Crosss released 'LO' (listen), touring, including dates with Built to Spill"

photo: Viet Cong @ London Field Day Fest 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Viet Cong at Field Day 2015

Pop Montreal has just announced its second round of artists added to the festival's 2015 lineup. That includes Viet Cong, The Orb, Micachu & the Shapes, The Besnard Lakes, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Lee Ranaldo, Albert Hammond Jr, Empress Of and more. They join such previously announced artists as Built to Spill, Giorgio Moroder, The Cribs, Mikal Cronin, Godflesh, and Will Butler. All new additions to Pop Montreal's lineup are listed below.

The 2015 Pop Montreal Festival happens September 16-20 at venues all over the Quebec city. Discounted festival passes and day passes are currently available.

Continue reading "Pop Montreal announces second round of 2015 artists; early bird passes on sale now"

photo: Atlas Sound @ Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Atlas Sound

NXNE has added a lot more artists to its 2015 edition which happens June 17 - 21 at venues all over Toronto, ON. Additions include Atlas Sound who will play a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Lee's Palace on 6/19 with Foxes in Fiction, Holydrug Couple, Fresh Snow and more TBA. That show is $20 at the door or free with NXNE wristband or badge.

Other artists recently added to this year's NXNE include Warpaint, Mission of Burma, Girl Band, Nick Waterhouse, Casey Veggies, Grooms, Lucius, US Girls, Moon King, Chastity Belt. They join such previously announced artists as The New Pornographers, Angel Olsen, Zola Jesus, Om, Rae Sremmurd, Deafheaven, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Iceage, Real Estate, Sannhet, and Lower Dens. All announced 2015 NXNE showcasing artists are listed below...

Continue reading "NXNE expands 2015 lineup; Atlas Sound, Foxes In Fiction and more playing BrooklynVegan showcase"

photo: The Cribs at Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cribs

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

D'Angelo and the Vanguard @ Best Buy Theatre
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes his newest, 2014's Black Messiah.

Alabama Shakes @ Beacon Theatre
We're still a month out from Alabama Shakes' new album Sound & Color, (produced by Blake Mills ) but they'll surely be playing some of it tonight, their first of two consecutive shows at Beacon Theatre

Of Montreal, Yonatan Gat @ Webster Hall
Longrunning avant-pop band Of Montreal got a bit of their groove back on the just released Aureate Gloom. Mind you that's rarely a problem at their theatrical live shows.

Of Montreal @ Greene Space
Earlier in the day, Kevin Barnes and the rest of the band will play this lunchtime show at WNYC's Greene Space. It's RSVP'd out but you can stream it live online. UPDATE: Canceled due to illness.

Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Mike O'Brien, Michael Che @ Littlefield
Delocated's Jon Glaser hosts this "Brooklyn Free Space Fundraiser Spectacular Evening of Entertainment!" with a lot of great comedic talent. Fred Armisen was originally on this bill but seems to have dropped off.

The Cribs, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is their first of three sold-out NYC shows.

Glockers, Northern Faces, Vinyl Thief, Jangula, Ski Lodge, The New Resistants @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the second of those shows.

Sleepies, LODRO, Mexican Slang, Crosss, BBIGPIGG @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands --  wild garage rockers Mexican Slang and the heavy riffage of Crosss -- highlight this very good bill of dark, hazy psych.

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster @ The Bell House (2 shows)
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group this month and are doing four live shows over two nights at The Bell House. Both of tonight's shows are sold out.

The Mystery Lights, Cool Ghouls, Surfbort, Acid Dad @ Union Pool
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, was produced by Sonny Smith.

Lust for Youth, Soren @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Lust for Youth hail from the same Danish scene as Iceage and Lower, and while they share those bands' knacks for melodramatic performances, they substitute punky guitars for danceable synths. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it also doubles as Nothing Changes' 2-year anniversary party.

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the second of three sold-out NYC shows.

Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons, Meek Is Murder @ Saint Vitus
Power trio Mutoid Man include members of Cave In and Converge, and they've got bits of both of those bands' sounds, but mostly its just crazy heavy rock and roll. Tonight's show has support from two great local metallic hardcore bands, Primitive Weapons and Meek Is Murder.

Jazmine Sullivan, Jordan Bratton @ Irving Plaza
Neo-soul singer Jazmine Sullivan's new album, Reality Show, is in the realm of recent albums by Frank Ocean and Beyonce, and if you dug those Jazmine should be right up your alley too.

Fashawn, SonReal, DJ Exile, Earthgang @ SOB's
California rapper Fashawn finally followed his much-loved 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, with a new album, The Ecology, which features Nas and others. Tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC.

Ensemble LPR w/ André de Ridder @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tonight, André de Ridder of Berlin collective Stargaze conducts Ensemble LPR for the premieres of two new pieces by indie musicians. One is by Mica Levi of Micachu & the Shapes and the other is by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. Levi and Longstreth be in attendance tonight, but not performing.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub.

Big Terrific @ Cameos
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Bill Pearis

Crosss
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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.

Continue reading "Crosss working on new LP, touring, playing two NYC shows, one with Cellphone who have a new LP (dates, streams)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Pop. 1280 at Public Assembly, March 2012 (more by Erez Avissar)
Pop 1280

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.

Continue reading " Crosss releasing new 7", touring, playing NYC w/ Pop. 1280 and Buck Gooter who are also on tour (dates & streams)"

Kirin J Callinan @ BV CMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
KJC

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.

M.I.A., Partysquad @ Terminal 5
M.I.A.'s new album, Matangi, comes out tomorrow (maybe you've heard it), and tonight she plays her second of two Terminal 5 shows.

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'
Crosss

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...

Continue reading "Canada's Crossss released an LP, playing NYC w/ Psychic Blood & Spirit of Danger (streams & videos)"

sledisland

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.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

Continue reading "Feist, Stephen Malkmus, The Hold Steady and lots more playing Calgary's Sled Island Festival (full line-up)"