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

Chris Gethard Show Premiere Party w/ Screaming Females, Hiccup, Mal Blum @ Rough Trade
BrooklynVegan is excited to be presenting this show, which is the premiere party for comedian Chris Gethard's debut on cable TV. HIs show, formerly on public access, will now be on cable network Fusion, and at Rough Trade tonight the first episode will be screened. Additionally there's music from his talented friends, including NJ shredders Screaming Females, Bomb the Music Industry frontman-turned-solo artist Jeff Rosenstock, singer/songwriter Mal Blum, and Hiccup who include Unlovables singer Hallie Bulliet, who's also a member of The Chris Gethard Show's house band. To get in you needed to RSVP (which is now closed), but even with RSVP admission is first come, first served. Get there early!

Neil Hagerty (of Royal Trux), PC Worship, Sore Eros @ Baby's All Right
While people wait for the Royal Trux reunion that's happening this August (and so far only in LA), you can catch one half the band, Neil Hagerty, tonight with likeminded noisemakers PC Worship and long-running CT-based band Sore Eros.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Bowery Ballroom
The JSBX ran through the better part of NYC not too long ago as part of their whirlwind Five Borough Freedom Tour and now they're back as part of their proper tour supporting their terrific new LP, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015.

Beverly, EZTV, Wildhoney, Roman a Clef, Souvenir Stand @ Cake Shop (NYC Popfest)
It's opening night of NYC Popfest, featuring a host of jangly goodness, including the Prefab Sprout-loving Roman a Clef, Baltimore's shoegazey Wildhoney, power-poppers EZTV and headliners Beverly. Keeping things flowing in between sets will be BV editor Bill Pearis on DJ duty.

Pixies, John Grant @ Kings Theatre
While it's not quite the same without Kim Deal, Pixies continue on, delivering the hits. If you're going to this show, we highly recommend you get there for opener John Grant, whose funny, sad songs and and magnetic stage presences is not to be missed.

Patrick Watson, The Low Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Last week, Montreal's Patrick Watson released his newest album, Lost Songs for Robots (via Domino), which is a lushly arranged chamber pop album and a very good one. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on his tour supporting it (the second one is in December), and indie folk band The Low Anthem opens.

Worriers, Caves, Sundials, Alice @ Silent Barn
Worriers, the current band of former The Measure [sa] singer Lauren Denitzio, are preparing to release their new Laura Jane Grace-produced album on Don Giovanni, and from the sounds of first single "They / Them / Theirs," it's looking like it's gonna be pretty great. Also on tonight's bill is their British tourmates Caves, Richmond's '90s-style indie rockers Sundials, and another DG band, Alice.

Hudson Mohawke @ Irving Plaza
The very talented Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke has made beats for Kanye West, worked as one half of TNGHT, and is also a worthy solo artist. For the first time ever, he's put together a live band to perform his music, and the debut of that live show is tonight.

Daedelus, M!NT, Treasure Fingers @ Verboten
Electronic wiz Daedelus last released his The Light Brigade LP on Brainfeeder in late 2014, and tonight he returns to NYC in continued support of it.

James Holden (live), Forma, JDH @ Le Poisson Rouge
James Holden still hasn't released a followup to 2013's great IDM opus, The Inheritors (given that followed his 2006 debut, it may be a while), but with singles dating back to 2000, he's got no lack of worthy material to pull from in tonight's live set.

Bonobo (DJ set) @ Output
As a live act, electronic musician Bonobo has gotten pretty huge, headlining big places like Central Park and Terminal 5. Tonight he's in DJ mode, but will surely still get the party going.

Jack and Eliza, The Britanys @ Mercury Lounge
Jack & Eliza make charming '60s-inspired pop with hints of Ricky Nelson or The Everly Brothers, or even a bit like early Slow Club. Their debut album, Gentle Warnings, is out June 9.

Marcos Valle with Carlos Lyra @ Birdland
Brazil's Marcos Valle has had a long career, stretching back to the '60s. But he may be best known now for his 1982 single "Estrellar" which was used in a Southern Comfort ad shown a lot during last year's World Cup telecasts. Fans of samba, bossa nova, jazz, disco and kitschy fun take note -- he's at Birdland through Saturday.

Grounders, Royal Garde, Teen Body @ Studio at Webster Hall
Toronto band Grounders take a traditional '60s pop sensibility and fry it till golden brown, glistening and modern.

A Comedy Tribute to Devo @ Littlefield
Celebrating the new wave icons' classic 1980 album Freedom of Choice -- as well as the new 33 1/3 book on it -- tonight features Evie Nagy, Fort Lean, Jake Fogelnest, Dave Hill, Sara Benincasa, Liam McEneaney, and Joe Garden. Unfortunately original Devo member Gerard Casale had to cancel his appearance.

Marshall Crenshaw Band @ City Winery
Best known for his 1982 hit "Someday Someway," Marshall Crenshaw has had a long carreer as a pop songwriter with a deep catalog of super catchy songs.

Gene Ween (does Billy Joel) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While the actual Billy Joel continues his unending Madison Square Garden residency tonight, Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) will explore "his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel. Backed by a 7 piece band of fellow Joelophiles, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay."

Wizard Rifle, Huldra, Eidetic Seeing @ Bowery Electric
For your daily dose of both noise rock and metal, tonight's show with Portland, OR's Wizard Rifle is the place to be. They cite both Lightning Bolt and High on Fire as influences, and it's not hard to see why.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club, The Hunting Party @ Mercury Lounge
Slim Cessna and crew have been making gothic alt-country for over 20 years, as they recently chronicled in their new An Introduction for Young and Old Europe compilation. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Startalk Live! @ Apollo Theatre
Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his popular space-themed radio show/podcast to the Apollo with cohost Eugene Mirman and "special guests."

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

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Electronic wizard Daedelus released his newest album, The Light Brigade, on Brainfeeder at the tail end of September and he's been on tour in support of it. That tour lands in NYC this Saturday (10/18) at Villain with Spazzkid, who's on most dates. The show and a few others on the tour will also feature his Archimedes A/V show. Tickets for NYC are on sale now.

Speaking of Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus' tour hits NYC tonight (10/15) for its first of two shows here.

All dates are listed, with a stream from the new LP, below...

Continue reading "Daedelus released a new LP on Brainfeeder, on tour (dates)"

Daedelus in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Instrumental hip hop/electronic production vet Daedelus has a number of dates coming up this year, including multiple US festivals like Moogfest and Hangout Fest. Just before Hangout Fest, he'll be in NYC for two appearances.

The first is part of this year's Red Bull Music Academy Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets which happens on May 14 at Town Hall, and also features fellow electronic producer Shigeto guitar greats Marc Ribot and Nels Cline, David Byrne/Amanda Palmer collaborator Jherek Bischoff, New Orleans R&B veteran Allen Toussaint, ex-P-Funk member Amp Fiddler, free jazz veteran David Murray, that dog. member Petra Haden, and more. Tickets for that show are on sale now. More info on the event, which is curated by RBMA and Undead Music, here.

The day after the Round Robin Duets show, Daedelus and Shigeto will team up once again for another Undead Music-presented show at Littefield (5/15) in Brooklyn. That show is with jazz drummer Mark Guiliana, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and cornetist/trumpeter Graham Haynes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, you can also see Daedelus not far from NYC TONIGHT (4/17) at Princeton University in the college's Terrace Club. Joining him is Delaware's No Sir E.

All dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Daedelus touring, playing Round Robin Duets & Undead Music show with Shigeto (dates)"

Panda Bear at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Panda Bear

As discussed, the Red Bull Music Academy is taking over NYC again this May, and since we last spoke, lineups have been announced. Artists appearing include D'Angelo, Panda Bear, Hudson Mohawke, Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, François K, Robert Henke, The Haxan Cloak, Gunplay, Wolf Eyes, Regis, Optimo, Daedelus, Autre Ne Veut, Bastard Noise, The Thing, Yoshiko Ohara, Dam-Funk, and Gunplay. Events go down in various NYC venues from May 1-31.

RBMA will also host the previously-mentioned 'Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor' tribute which will feature David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Luke Jenner (formerly of The Rapture), Pat Mahoney (ex-LCD Soundsystem), Joshua Redman and The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark and Sinkane.

Tickets are on sale now for individual shows. Schedule and more details below...

Continue reading "Red Bull Music Academy 2014 NYC lineup (D'Angelo, Panda Bear, David Byrne, William Onyeabor tribute, more)"


Another of the many festivals Outkast are reuniting for this year is Alabam's Hangout Music Festival, which goes down in Gulf Shores from May 16-18. The rest of the lineup is pretty impressive too, including The Black Keys, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Chance the Rapper, Andrew WK, Black Lips, Valerie June, Le1f, Diarrhea Planet and more.

Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/16) at 10 AM. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Hangout Fest lineup announced (Outkast, QOTSA, Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Conor Oberst, Andrew WK & more)"

Austra at MHOW in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES have gone from playing Mercury Lounge in March to Terminal 5 tonight, all without an album out. That changes this week with the release of The Bones of What You Believe. Before they go on, XXYYXX will get your feet moving too.

Austra, Diana @ Webster Hall
Toronto goth pop band Austra now have two excellent albums under their belts, and anyone who's seen them knows their animated live show more than does them justice.

Lee Scratch Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem, Daedelus, Addis Pablo @ Le Poisson Rouge
Reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry is eccentric. Also undeniably brilliant. Doors for this show are at 10 PM, so don't expect him to take the stage until laaaaaate.

Las Rosas, The Wrong Words, The Young Sinclairs (members of Eternal Summers), Christines @ Cake Shop
Here's a crazy good bill for lovers of guitar pop. San Francisco's The Wrong Words make nervy power pop; Roanoke, VA's Young Sinclairs (who share a drummer with Eternal Summers) play superior, harmony-laden janglepop (stream a track below); and tonight's the first live show from new Brooklyn band Christines who definitely give off serious Felt vibes.

Spray Paint, Pampers, Degreaser, Beech Creeps @ Death By Audio
Austin, TX's Spray Paint make claustrophobic no-wave style garage, which pairs well with the distorted art punk of Brooklyn's Pampers.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Passenger Bar (FREE)
It's always a treat to get sweaty with Jon Spencer, especially a free tiny show like this.

Jonah Matranga, Psychic Friend @ Mercury Lounge
Far frontman Jonah Matranga has previously recorded solo music as Onelinedrawing, but for his new album he's doing it under his own name, and if the sound of this new song is indicative of what's to come, it sounds like he's going in an acoustic direction. Tonight's Mercury Lounge show is being opened by Psychic Friend, aka Will Schwartz (of Imperial Teen and Hey Willpower), who makes Todd Rundgren style piano pop.

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Cassandra Jenkins @ Glasslands
Brooklyn folk singer Lady Lamb the Beekeper released an impressive new album this year, and she's spent a lot of time on the road in support of it. But now she's back home, and will play a local show tonight.

Mascott, Joey Sweeney & the Long Hair Arkestra @ Mercury Lounge
Mascott (aka Kendall Meade) just released her new EP, Cost/Ammount, and tonight's the release show and her first in two years. Playing in her band tonight are Doug Gillard and Jennifer O'Connor.

Portland Cello Project, Jolie Holland @ Le Poisson Rouge
This stringed ensemble turns contemporary pop into classical jams your uptight uncle would like. Last year's Homage features their arrangements of hip hop songs from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, and others.

Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash w/ Chris Thile & more @ The Bell House (2 PM)
The second annual Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash sees Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) joined by collaborator Michael Daves, Sarah Jarosz joined by Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith, and so much more for this full day of foot-stompin', finger-pickin' fun.

Woe, Belus, Crypt Sermon @ Saint Vitus
Philly black metallers Woe, who released the excellent Withdrawal earlier this year, bring their tour to a close in Brooklyn tonight.

The A-Bones, Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff & more @ Bowery Electric
Bowery Electric hosts the Waggytail Rescue 10th Anniversary tonight with quality garage rock, punk, and the like from The A-Bones (who count Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan as a member), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Andy Shernoff (Dictators), and more. More info and full lineup at the Facebook event. Next month, The A-Bones play The Bell House with The's.

Dessa, Sombear @ Bowery Ballroom
Doomtree's Dessa mixes it up between spoken word, conscious rap, and neo-soul, always making for an interesting show.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Sunday? (Austra, CHVRCHES, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Young Sinclairs, Pampers, Dessa, Woe & more)"

by Andrew Sacher


Cali rapper Blu was supposed to release NoYork! through Warner back in 2011 but he was dropped from the label and "unofficial" releases began circling the web instead. Now he's finally set to give the album a proper birth on March 26 of this year. NoYork! is helmed by an all-star cast of producers -- Flying Lotus, Madlib, Daedelus, Samiyam, Exile, Knxwledge, Shafiq Husayn, and Dibia$e -- and features a ton of great guest spots as well -- Edan, U-God (Wu-Tang), Pac Div, J*Davey, Tiron & Ayomari, and more. You can pre-order the album at Nature Sounds (which comes with an immediate free download) and stream some of its tracks below.

Blu and Madlib also teamed up with MED for another collaborative release, The Burgundy EP, which came out today (2/19) and can be purchased at the Stones Throw Webstore. Each track is produced by Madlib, except "This Is Your Life," which was done by Madlib collaborator Georgia Anne Muldrow. You can stream the opening track "Burgundy Whip" below.

Blu will also be going on a short tour this April with Tiron & Ayomari (who appear on NoYork!), as Potholes In My Blog reports. The tour kicks off in NYC on April 10 at Public Assembly. No advance tickets for this show yet, but you can check ticketweb for updates.

A list of all dates and those song streams below

Continue reading "Blu released EP w/ MED & Madlib, finally releasing 'NoYork!', announces tour (dates, streams)"

Sepalcure at LPR - 12/30/12 (via Heathered Pearls)

Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) just played a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge (pictured above) right before 2012 wrapped up (12/30) after their tour with Shlohmo came to a close. Machinedrum stuck around for one more NYC show last week before heading over to Europe, but Braille is still around and will play a NYC show this Friday (1/11) at Cameo with Archie Pelago, Contakt, Nooka Jones, and Enoe. Admission for that show is $8 at the door or $5 with RSVP.

The show is a release party for Cambio, the compilation album by Percussion Lab which features songs by Sepalcure, Braille, Machinedrum, Shigeto, Daedelus (who's touring soon), Mux Mool, and more. You can stream that compilation in its entirety, along with a few other Braille tracks, below.

Continue reading "Braille feat. on Percussion Lab comp w/ Sepalcure, Daedelus, Shigeto & others, playing release show in NYC (streams)"

Ryan Hemsworth (photo by Sean Berrigan)
Ryan Hemsworth

Hip hop producer Ryan Hemsworth has made beats for Squadda B, Deniro Farrar, and Shady Blaze, and done a number of remixes in addition to releasing his own material, like 2012's Last Words EP. Just last week he dropped the song "BasedWorld" (which you can stream below) and today he resurfaced with another new track, "An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You," which he is contributing to LA electronic label Friends of Friends' new compilation, Show Me the Future, which is due out on January 15. You can stream Ryan's contribution to the compilation and find more details about it below.

As briefly mentioned, Ryan Hemsworth was added to the Daedelus and Salva tour, along with Samo Sound Boy, which hits NYC on March 2 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are still available. An updated list of dates is below.

In related news, Octo Octa is also contributing the song "Smooth West" to the Friends of Friends compilation and he has an upcoming NYC show as well. He plays 285 Kent on March 2 with Magic Touch and Pharoahs. Admission is $10 at the door. Octo Octa also recently revealed a new track called "So Lux," which you can stream below.

All streams and a list of all Ryan Hemsworth dates are below...

Continue reading "Ryan Hemsworth has a new song, touring w/ Daedelus & Salva (dates, stream); Octo Octa playing NYC"


Tickets for the Metal Alliance tour with Anthrax, High on Fire, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, which hits NYC on April 20 at Irving Plaza, go on sale January 11. VIP Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Tibet House 23rd Annual Benefit Concert with Philip Glass, Jim James, tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith with Jessie Smith, and more TBA are on sale now. Special packages that include a dinner reception with the performers are available via Tibet House US.

Tickets for the Daedelus and Salva show at Le Poisson Rouge, which Ryan Hemsworth and Samo Sound Boy were added to, are on sale now.

Tickets. for The Wedding Present show at Maxwell's performing 'Hit Parade' are on sale now. Tickets for their Bowery Ballroom show performing 'George Best' are still available too.

Tickets for the Torche show at Saint VItus are on sale now.

Tickets for the Big Freedia show at Brooklyn Bowl are on sale now.

Tickets for the Retribution Gospel Choir show at Knitting Factory with BB&C and Nightlands are on sale now.

Tickets for the Bosnian Rainbows (fka Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group) show at Highline Ballroom are on sale now.

Tickets for The Juan Maclean DJ set at Brooklyn Bowl are on sale now.

Tickets for the Today is the Day, Black Tusk, KEN Mode, and Fight Amp shows at Saint Vitus and The Studio at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets for the Marduk, Moonspell, Inquisition and more show at Gramercy Theatre are on sale now.

Tickets for the Girl Unit, Kingdom, Bok Bok, and L-Vis 1990 show at Steel Drums are on sale now.

Tickets for The Bunker 10th Anniversary at Public Assembly are on sale now.

Tickets for the Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside and Diego Garcia show at Rockwood Music Hall are on sale now.

by Andrew Sacher

Salva at BEMF 2012 (more by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel)

LA producer Salva released the impressive Complex Housing LP and Yellobone EP back in 2011, and he's been spending most of this past year playing shows and dropping remixes, like his remix of Kanye's "Mercy" with RL Grime, which you can stream below. Now Salva is set to return with a new EP in 2013 called Odd Furniture, which comes out on February 12 via Friends of Friends. The cover art and tracklist are below.

Salva will be supporting the EP with a North American tour that includes dates with Brenmar, Lunice, Shlohmo, and Daedelus, the latter of who is on board for Salva's NYC show which happens on March 2 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check LPR's site for updates.

Daedelus also recently released an EP, Looking Ocean, which came out via Scion/AV. You can download that EP for free below.

Song stream, cover art, tracklist, EP download, and a list of all dates below...

Continue reading "Salva releasing new EP, touring w/ Daedelus (dates)"

Daedelus in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)

Instrumental hip hop producer Daedelus will be releasing a new 5-track EP titled Looking Ocean in early October as the followup to 2011's Bespoke album and the remix EP, Overwhelmed, that followed. Our first taste of that EP is the track "Platforming," which Daedelus teamed up with Scion AV to make a video for. That video will appear on ScionAV.com at some point in the next week but you can watch it now, by heading below.

Continue reading "Daedelus releasing new EP (watch the video for "Platforming")"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Yeasayer at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 8/15/12

Yeasayer are about to kick off a full North American tour on Tuesday (8/21), the day their new album, Fragrant World, comes out. That tour hits NYC on September 12 at Central Park Summerstage with Tanlines and Daedelus (tickets), but they played a much more intimate NYC show last night (8/15) at the sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus.

Yeasayer dedicated the majority of the set to Fragrant World, playing 9 of its 11 songs in their 15-song set. So if you went hoping to hear the shimmering psychedelic ramblings of their early career like "Wait for the Summer" or "Sunrise," you'd have found yourself out of luck and instead given the run-of-the-mill R&B of their new album. If you weren't at the show, did you stream it live? If you missed that, the Bowery Presents YouTube channel is hosting an archive of the full show, which you can watch below.

In related news, Yeasayer frontman, Chris Keating, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about how Frank Ocean "is a good new face for the R&B world right now" and R. Kelly is "a terrible piece of shit, a horrible person, really bad all around."

Meanwhile, Yeasayer drummer Sinkane is continuing his residency at Zebulon this Monday (8/20) and the one following that (8/27).

More pictures, video and the setlist from last night's show are below.

Continue reading "Yeasayer & Daedelus played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics, setlist, video)"

Sinkane w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Yeasayer drummer Sinkane will be holding a residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) every Monday in August with different special guests each night. The residency kicks off this Monday (8/6) with Rakete (Akwetey of Dragons of Zynth) and DJ Ryan Rasheed. It continues on 8/13 with St. Claire and Cooper Format, 8/20 with Superhuman Happiness and Mrs. Adam Schatz, and 8/27 with Miho Hatori's (of Cibo Matto) other band New Optimism and Chandeliers. The flier for the residency is below.

Sinkane will also support Ava Luna at Mercury Lounge on August 11 and The Very Best at Irving Plaza on August 13.

In related news, tickets for Yeasayer's intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/15) with Daedelus go on sale today (8/3) at noon. Tickets will probably sell out but if you miss out on picking yours up, the show will stream live at the Bowery Presents YouTube channel.

You also may remember that Yeasayer launched a scavenger hunt of YouTube streams of every song on their new album, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), this week. All of those videos have since surfaced and will continue to be available until 8 PM EST today (8/3) so watch them while you can. All videos, a list of all upcoming Sinkane dates and the flier for his residency are below.

Continue reading "Sinkane has a residency at Zebulon (dates); tix on sale for Yeasayer's MHOW show"

Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

You may remember that back in late 2009, the leak of Yeasayer's Odd Blood album surfaced about two months before its release, and now Yeasayer have "received message" that their new record, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), is on the verge of surfacing as well. Because of this, the band have decided to stream the album themselves... if you want to call it that. They've hidden "track visualizers" (created by Yoshi Sodeoka) for each song on the album around the internet, and it's your job to find them in scavenger hunt fashion. They're calling the scavenger hunt "PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER" or PSCYVOTV for short. Clues on how to find the songs will be revealed at the Yeasayer twitter and the Secretly Canadian twitter. Seems like a lot of work to have cranked out quickly because you heard the album was going to leak.

You've already heard/seen "Henrietta" and "Longevity" (both of which are below), and as of this post "Blue Paper," "No Bones," "Reagan's Skeleton," and "Damaged Goods" have been found, and are also below. The songs will be online until Friday (8/3) at 8 PM EST, when they will be removed. Secretly Canadian is also running a contest for 4 winners who can find all 11 songs to win a deluxe bundle of Fragrant World and 4 more winners for the regular edition.

As mentioned, Yeasayer are currently on tour and will hit MHOW on August 15 (tickets on sale Friday [8/3] at noon) with Daedelus and the much larger Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with Daedelus and Tanlines (not Daughn Gibson, like we initially said). Tickets for that show are still available.

Videos and Yeasayer's complete letter below...

Continue reading "Yeasayer launch scavenger hunt for new album stream; Daedelus & Tanlines opening Central Park show"

DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)

Yeasayer at Jones Beach 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Yeasayer's new album, Fragrant World, is in about three weeks (August 21) and, as mentioned before, the band will be playing Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with openers Daughn Gibson Tanlines and Daedelus. Before that, the band will play a Brooklyn show, which they've just added to their summer tour: August 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus opening. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.

If you haven't yet, you can download Fragrant World track "Henrietta" above and watch the "official vignette" for "Longevity" below. Updated tour dates are below as well.

Continue reading "Yeasayer add Brooklyn show to summer tour (updated dates)"

by Andrew Sacher


Back in May, drill & bass master Squarepusher announced a North American tour which included a TBA NYC show set to happen on October 30. Well it turns out the NYC show will actually be on November 1 and it happens at Terminal 5 with a great list of openers; Bonobo (DJ), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/27) at noon. All Squarepusher dates are listed below.

Squarepusher released his new album, Ufabulum, in May and it's a pretty solid one. It opens with "4001," which is just about the only song that sounds like classic Squarepusher, and is then followed by, "Unreal Square," which brings in a bit of brostep bass wobble. The rest of the album sees Squarepusher diving into nutty jazz fusion and unstoppable breakbeats. You can stream three of its tracks below.

Speaking of Mount Kimbie, they've signed to Warp, the label which Squarepusher also calls home, and currently at work on their second album which will be released on the label. The Terminal 5 show appears to be their only announced North American date at the moment.

Holy Fuck and Bonobo will be in NY even sooner for Camp Bisco, which goes down from July 12-14 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. They'll be joining a lineup which includes Tycho, Simian Mobile Disco, Skrillex, Amon Tobin ISAM, Big Boi, Crystal Castles, Yacht, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shigeto, FaltyDL, Thundercat, and more. Tickets for the festival are still available. The full lineup is listed below.

In related news, You can also catch Holy Fuck frontman Brian Borcherdt in NYC right after Bisco with his new project, Dusted, who play Glasslands on July 15. Tickets for that show are still available.

A list of all dates and song streams below...

Continue reading "Squarepusher adds T5 date to tour (dates); Mount Kimbie signed to Warp; Bonobo and Holy Fuck playing Camp Bisco"

Primus at Roseland (more by Kurt Christensen)

Primus recently announced a MHOW show happening on February 8. Tickets went on sale last week and are now sold out. They've since added another NYC show happening one day later at Gramercy Theatre (2/9). The show is a benefit for Les Claypool's nephew Matthew who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and at 2 months old was admitted into the hospital. All proceeds from the show will go toward his medical bills. Tickets for this show go on sale at noon today (11/26).

If you are unable to get tickets to the show before it sells out, but would still like to donate in support of Matthew, you can do so at www.babymatthew.org.

Primus were also recently announced on the lineup of the 2012 Wakarusa Festival which goes down in Ozark, Arkansas from Mary 31-June 3. The jam band-heavy fest also will host sets by Girl Talk, Fitz & the Tantrums, Gary Clark Jr., Daedelus, Tinariwen, Blitzen Trapper and more. Full list below.

Our thoughts go out to Matthew and his family. Updated Primus dates, the Wakarusa lineup, and more about Matthew below...

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Daedelus at BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

LA DJ/producer Daedelus has a few upcoming shows scheduled, including one in NYC next week on January 15 at DROM with Braille. Tickets for this show are on sale now. The flier for the show, along with all Daedelus dates, are below.

Braille just played in NYC as one half of Sepalcure at their Cameo show on December 29. A video of them playing "Breezin" from that show is below.

All dates, video, and flier below...

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Daedelus at a BV SXSW day party (more by Tim Griffin)

We are curious, just like you. Because of this, we decided to bring those that inspire, move, and challenge us together to write, make, perform, and teach.

Musicians and artists huddled together to learn and share the secrets of computers. How to make them do the things we dream, how to control them to do those things, and hopefully stumble across some happy accidents along the way.

So join us for a time of sharing, learning, and experimenting in creating computer programs and designing control interfaces for audio and video performances. Let us rejoice in all things open source!

As you can tell by the description above, the In/Out Fest, which goes down in Brooklyn from 11/11-11/13, is primarily concerned with the collision of music and technology.

Workshops will take place at Death By Audio from 11/11 - 11/13, while showcases will be spread across two days at Knitting Factory -- 11/11 and 11/12.

11/11 will see a headlining performance from Daedelus with Comandante Zero, Ander, n0izmkr, PROGRAMS, tehn, and Sarah Dahnke/Round Tuit Dance Project, while 11/12 will see Bit Shifter with Super Mario Brothers 2, Island Dweller, Ivan Franco, Figure Zero, Smomid, Portable Sunsets, and Christopher Willits. Tickets are available in both single day increments (Friday, Saturday) or two day pass form (select two day pass at either of the previous links). In addition, you can help support the festival by donation.

In/Out is not to be confused with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival which happens this weekend too and with some of the same artists.

More details on the festival, including the flyer and a video, are below...

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The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take place across five venues (all of which are on N. 6th St in Williamsburg) this year, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Public Assembly, The Cove, Cameo, and Zablozki's from November 11 - 12. The lineup includes Four Tet (DJ set), Diamond Rings, Matthew Dear, Reggie Watts, Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Daedelus, and more (with more TBA). Tickets are on sale now. The currently announced lineup is listed below.

Reggie Watts meanwhile plays NYU's Skirball Center tonight (10/23) and will appear as a guest at The Talent Show at Littlefield on October 26th.

Diamond Rings is releasing a limited edition 7" to accompany the European release of his debut LP Special Affections. The 7" features album track "You & Me" and a cover of Teenage Fanclub's "Mellow Doubt." You can stream that cover below.

Matthew Dear also plays Moogfest which takes place in Asheville, NC not long before BEMF.

Lineup and song stream below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Blu - "Amnesia" (MP3)


Jazzy West Coast rapper Blu plays Public Assembly on September 23 with Ari Why & The Invisible College and Voli. Blu released the Amnesia EP earlier this year, which included the track of the same name. You can download that track above and watch the video below. He is set to release his major label debut LP, NoYork! at some point this year, though no official date has been set yet. The album features production by frequent collaborator Exile, Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Madlib, and Daedelus and guest vocals by J*Davey, Edan, and others. Blu & Exile also play Rock the Bells in NYC this weekend with Fashawn.

Sean Price will also play the Brooklyn venue on September 30 with Natural Elements, Maffew Ragazino, Rasheed Chappell, Johnny 3 Rounds, Stark the Dutch, Zeps, and Ugly Brains. The flier for this show is below. Sean Price will also be at Rock the Bells this weekend as part of the supergroup Random Axe with Black Milk and Guilty Simpson.

Video and show flier below...

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Electric Zoo

Giant and very-varied Labor Day Weekend electro festival Electric Zoo returns to Randall's Island on September 2-4 and just announced 14 more artists to its already big lineup which is split across four stages (times three days).

The fest this year features performances by big names like Moby (DJ set), Rusko, MSTRKRFT, Richie Hawtin as Plastikman, Chromeo, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris and Diplo. The lineup also includes smaller but familiar and exciting names like Daedelus, SebastiAn (Live), SBTRKT, Nicolas Jaar (Live), and many more. The whole thing is listed below.

SBTRKT meanwhile has dates coming up in July.

SebastiAn, who has had singles floating around for a few years now, and more recently a film score, finally released his first proper full length Total on May 30 via Ed Banger. The album is 22 songs of Daft Punk-esque aggressive French House and features vocal contributions from Mayer Hawthorne and M.I.A.. Check out a soundcloud stream of the M.I.A.-featured "C.T.F.O." (which stands for chill the fuck out) and the full tracklist also below.

More tour dates for Diplo, Chromeo and Rusko, along with the EZ lineup, and stuff, below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield and Timothy Griffin

Adventure (by Tim)
Bass Drum of Death

Braids (by Tim)

Braids and Adventure are on tour with Toro y Moi now. The three bands play sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (4/10) and Monday (4/11).

As discussed and/or pictured HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, we threw a free, three stage party with M For Montreal at Swan Dive and Barbarella in Austin on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, to all the bands who played and to Ramesh for DJing. Sorry to Bass Drum of Death for not getting to play due to some confusion. Thanks to the cast of Workaholics for stopping by and for doing some hosting (catch their show on Comedy Central now!). Thanks also to Izzoz, Sensible Portions, Honest Tea, VegAustin, Raw Revolution, NadaMoo, Firefly Vodka, Line 6, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Nudie Jeans, and ASCAP. Thanks to everyone else that helped and to anyone I forgot.

A whole bunch more pictures from the whole day are below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield and Timothy Griffin

Daedelus playing a BV party @ SXSW (by Amanda)

After sets by !!!, Trail of Dead, and Mount Kimbie, LA one-man-show Daedelus closed out the main Barabarella stage strong, at the BrooklynVegan Day Party in Austin on March 19th. Now, after also recently playing Ultra Music Festival, the dance party comes to Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg TONIGHT (4/2). Tickets are still available for the 'Magical Properties 3 Tour' show that will also feature sets by TOKiMONSTA, Samiyam, Shlohmo, and Cubic Zirconia.

More pictures from Austin, below...

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