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Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Cloud Nothings

Cate Le Bon in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Cate Le Bon

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

Cloud Nothings, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory was one of the best rock albums of 2012, and they plan to release its much-anticipated followup this year. No title or release date yet, but they're promising to perform the whole thing in full tonight, so this show should be a pretty special one. It was initially supposed to happen at Rough Trade NYC but was moved to Baby's All Right.

Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby @ Mercury Lounge
Coming off her second terrific album in a row -- last year's Mug Museum -- Cate Le Bon is even more charming live. Opening is Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) whose new album features a guest appearance from Cate. Sold out.

Prism House, Foxes in Fiction, Daytona, XNY, Palehound, Crooked Tails @ Spike Hill
There's a bunch of good bands on this show, including noisy singer/songwriter Palehound, ex-Harlem band Daytona, ambient artist Foxes In Fiction, experimental duo Prism House, and more.

London Grammar @ The Box
UK synthpop trio London Grammar first caught our ears as one of the contributors to the Disclosure album, but they've since released their own LP as well. Tonight's their second of two sold-out intimate NYC shows.

The Hood Internet, Pictureplane, Bearstronaut @ Glasslands
Remix gurus The Hood Internet, who more recently began making original material too, headline this free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show that also features NYC's always-entertaining electronic pop wizard Pictureplane.

Dark Sky, Graze (live), Detroit Swindle @ Output
London bass trio Dark Sky have put out a number of solid releases recently, including one for Modeselektor's label. Stream the title track of their most recent EP, In Brackets (which is out via Mister Saturday Night), below.

Bambara, Advaeta, Bueno, Pawns @ Silent Barn
It's a locals-only night (bands, that is) at Silent Barn featuring noisy pummelers Bambara and dreamy trio Advaeta.

Butter The Children, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Gym Shorts @ Shea Stadium
Shoegazy locals Butter the Children headline this night of fuzzed out indie rock.

ASTR, Joywave, Bel Hair, Chordashian @ Westway
Neon Gold-heavy party Popshop is celebrating its third anniversary with ASTR, Joywave, Bel Heir and Chordashian. The show is free with RSVP.

Johnny Flynn, The Melodic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fans of new wave Britfolk, here's a double bill with scene vet Johnny Flynn and London quartet The Melodic. Expect mandolins and earnest lyrics. There's an early and a late show, both sold out.

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

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Johnny Marr @ The Fillmore in SF earlier this month (more by Chris Tuite)
Johnny Marr

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Johnny Marr @ Webster Hall
The man who provided the music to "Greatest Album of All Time" (and a few others that are, y'know, up there) makes a second trip through NYC in support of his solo album The Messenger. Yes, he does do Smiths songs, and he sings them pretty well too. Will Andy Rourke show up tonight?

SUBWAY REMINDER: the L Train is not running at all this weekend between 8th Ave in Manhattan and the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop in Brooklyn.

Reigning Sound, The A-Bones @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is part of Norton Records' Hurricane Sandy First Anniversary Blast weekend and tonight's shows are special pairings. Memphis garage soul band will be joined by La La Brooks of '60s girl group The Crystals; and the A-Bones will be joined by Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins.

Jonathan Toubin (Soul Clap & Dance-Off) @ Brooklyn Bowl
After Reigning Sound, stick around Brooklyn Bowl for Jonathan Toubin's regular dance party/contest.

Steve Reich - "Radio Rewrite" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tonight at The Met, multiple Steve Reich pieces will be performed by the Alarm Will Sound ensemble, though this is most exciting because its the NY premiere of "Radio Rewrite," Reich's piece inspired by Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" and "Jigsaw Falling Into Place."

The Invisible Hand, Drunk Tiger, Travis Morrison (ex-Dismemberment Plan), Icewater @ Baby's All Right
Psych weirdos The Invisible Hand are headlining this show, which is part of their East Coast tour, and if you're going be sure to catch The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison, who's doing this solo show in the midst of D-Plan's reunion tour.

Slow KnightsB, right Light Bright Light, Heloise & The Savoir Faire @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tonight's free BK Bazaar musical entertainment is headlined by Slow Knights, which is Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis who makes blue-eyed, electrofunk soul.

Heliotropes, Blaak Heat Shujaa, Mirror Queen @ Cake Shop
Parisian trio Blaak Heat Shujaa are signed to Anton Newcomb's Tee Pee Records, but aren't your typical post-VU/JAMC psych-rock combo. Check out the video for their 11-minute song "The Obscurantist Fiend" below.

Chris Cornell, Bhi Bhiman @ Beacon Theater
After reuniting Soundgarden for a new album and sold-out tours, Chris Cornell is back in solo mode for this show at Beacon.

Jon Hopkins
Hopkins

Jon Hopkins, Clark, Nathan Fake @ Santos Party House
Fans of electronic music take note, the double billing of Jon Hopkins and Clark is not one to miss. Jon's newest album is one of the finest IDM releases of the year with its gorgeous post-rock-inspired atmospheres, and Clark has pretty consistently been one of Warp's finest. Nathan Fake, who opens this show, collaborates with Clark on his new LP. Note: Hopkins is on early, 9 PM.

The Beets, Jimmy Whispers, Flower Girl @ Glasslands
It's a new line-up for The Beets these days, and the last time we saw them it involved a fairly intricate live show that fluctuated between acoustic and electric.

Toons, Spook Houses, Palehound, Dead Wives, Manors @ Muchmore's
This is an excellent bill of raw, DIY-style rock, including sets from the anthemic rockers Spook Houses, the singer-songwritery noise rock of Palehound, Speedy Ortiz-related Dead Wives, Philly lo-fi trio Manors, and Toons.

Gringo Star, Ski Lodge, New Myths, Las Hormiguitas @ Pianos
Atlanta garage rock band Gringo Star recently released Floating Out To See which you can stream in full here. Ski Lodge, whose debut album is quite good, open.

Daytona, The Tony Castles, Darlings, Candide @ Shea Stadium
Daytona, the band featuring ex-members of Harlem, released their debut LP via Ernest Jenning, and you can stream a track below. Tonight's the record release show and the openers are good too.

Gary Clark Jr., Wild Feathers, Max Frost @ Terminal 5
Gary Clark Jr. plays the kind of blues guitar that even your dad can get down with, and he'll be bringing his licks to NYC for two shows this week (both sold out). He already played the legendary Apollo on Thursday and tonight he'll be at the big Terminal 5.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Apollo Theater
New Orleans jazz legends head north for this show at the equally legendary Harlem venue.

Kaiju Big Battel @ Stage 48
Ever wish wrestling was more like a Japanese monster movie? It is in Kaiju Big Battel.

Witchtrap, Villains, Ancient Wound, Throaat @ Saint Vitus
Villains have been sharing their unique breed of "street metal" for nearly a decade, and their debaucherous ways are still going strong.

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

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Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Neko Case

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Neko Case, AC Newman @ Radio City Music Hall
Neko Case has another lovely album under her belt -- The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You -- and will play one of NYC's most regal venues. Her New Pornographers bandmate, AC Newman, opens the show.

Matias Aguayo, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Matias Aguayo has been making quality music for years, both as a solo artist and also as one half of German duo Closer Muzik, but his career got a bit of a boost (at least in North America) when he collaborated with Battles to sing lead on their song "Ice Cream." Tonight he returns to NYC for a FIXED party.

'We Have An Anchor' @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the first of three performances and tickets are still available.

Vista Chino, Black Pussy, Kings Destroy @ Bowery Ballroom
For a while, John Garcia and Brant Bjork of stoner metal legends Kyuss were operating as Kyuss Lives, but they've since changed the band's name to Vista Chino, and also just released a new album, Peace?.

Porches, Laser Background, Isadora, What Moon Things @ Cake Shop
Local "bummer-pop" band Porches have been having a pretty good year with the recognition they've been getting for their new album, and tonight they've got another of their many hometown shows, happening at Cake Shop.

Allah-Las, Reverbation (DJ set) @ Mercury Lounge
Los Angeles' Allah-Las do a great job of making '60s West Coast pysch pop their own, as heard on last year's debut album. They play two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight, both of them sold-out.

Saves The Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Long-running NJ pop punks Saves the Day, who released their first album on Equal Vision since 1999's Through Being Cool this year (stream it), are in NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening is Pitchfork-approved emo singer/songwriter Into It. Over It. and Hostage Calm (who also play CMJ).

SECRET HEADLINER, Iron Chic, Banquets, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
Jaded Punk, who wishes Saves the Day wold be good again, is hosting a show at Saint Vitus, not very far from MHOW, with a secret headliner and a lineup of pop punk openers, including Banquets (who opened Saves the Day's NJ holiday show in 2011). Hmmm...

UPDATE: You can now RSVP to the Jaded Punk show starting at 1 PM, and you will not be admitted without RSVP.

Okkervil River, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Pickwick @ Terminal 5
Indie folk band Okkervil River have been at it for over a decade now, and even if their most memorable records are behind them, their newer stuff, including this year's The Silver Gymnasium, is still pretty good.

Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass, Wyatt Cenac @ The Bell House
It's once again time for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and tonight's kickoff event is titled "The Urbane Comedy Hour: Non-Stop Courtesy and Culture Through the Prism of Comedy." Sounds deep. Sold out.

Telepathe, Eraas, Advaeta, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ The Bowery Electric
Spacey duo Telepathe headline this show, but fans of gothy postpunk might want to go just to check out Eraas and Advaeta.

Lee Foss, Mosco, T.Williams, French Fries @ Output
At this point, UK house producer Lee Foss might be more famous for his "supergroup" Hot Natured, but his own music still sets off dance floors too, and he'll do that at tonight's weekly INPUT party at Output.

Carcass, Immolation @ The Gramercy Theatre
British death metal legends Carcass released Surgical Steel, their first album since reuniting, this year (and first since 1996), and it's no nostalgia act; this is one of the contenders for metal AOTY. So naturally there's a ton of excitement behind this week's NYC shows, both of which are sold out. Tonight's their second of the two shows.

Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash continues his three-night run at City Winery tonight.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch @ Santos Party House
Like they did last month, Santos is hosting The Originals party with DJ sets from these hip hop vets.

Elliot Sharp, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Oula Chighaly, Eli Keszler @ Issue Project Room
The Issue Project Room's 10th anniversary celebration continues tonight, headlined by avant-guitarist improvisationalist, Elliot Sharp.

Rewards, Bad Girlfriend, Cheerleader, Mt. Royal @ Pianos
Bad Girlfriend are better than your average girl-group-inspired garagey combo. You can check out a few recordings from last year below. Their debut album, due early next year, is being produced Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, who also play tonight. It's all in the family.

Communication Corporation, Mannequin Pussy, Vacation Jason, Shivering Brigade @ Death By Audio
Tonight is another of The Chris Gethard Show's "Weirdest Bands We Know" shows. Question is are they the weirdest band you know?

Gate, Tom Carter, Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett @ Union Pool
Four experimental musicians -- Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C), Tom Carter (of Charlambides), and the duo of Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards) -- team up for a show at Union Pool tonight.

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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Les Savy Fav in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Les Savy Fav

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

Ty Segall, VietNam, David Novick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ty Segall releases a lot of records (a lot) but they're all pretty different. Sleeper finds him in acoustic mode and expect him to be in a similar mode tonight -- his performance at FYF fest last weekend had him sitting down most of the show. For the louder Ty experience, he'll be back with Fuzz later this year.

Zero Boys, Night Birds, Nuclear Santa Claust, SpEd @ Europa
Midwest punk favorites Zero Boys return to NYC to bless Europa with the great surf-punk locals Night Birds and the Ramones-y Nuclear Santa Claust in tow. Fans of early 80s/punk hardcore, make sure to make it out, Zero Boys' appearance is a rare one and not to be missed.

She Keeps Bees, Last Good Tooth, Railbird @ Glasslands
Indie folk duo She Keeps Bees are busy cooking up a new record but gave a taste via a new single last month (stream it below). Tonight's show is well-matched with Providence, RI's Last Good Tooth and the slinky sounds of Railbird

Les Savy Fav, Delorean, Small Black @ House of Vans
The line-up is a little schizo, but no one seems to care at House of Vans. Les Savy Fav's music is fun, but the band truly comes alive live thanks to wildcard frontman Tim Harrington whose onstage antics are, at this point, legendary (see above). Spanish (well, Basque if your getting technical) dance troupe Delorean should get you primed and it's been revealed that the "Special Guest" is Brooklyn chillwavers Small Black. Free, but RSVP has been closed for some time, BUT the show will also be streaming online.

Classixx, Digitalism, Lou Teti, Le Youth, Plastic Plates, Malandro @ Output
The weekly INPUT party at Output (every Thursday) always gets a helluva lineup, and this week is no exception with LA dance duo Classixx, German electro duo Digitalism, and more.

Psychobuildings, Daytona, Grand Resort, Suburban Living, Literature, Haybaby @ Pianos
Tonight's the last show of Grand Resort's August residency, and it's a terrific (big) line-up, with Philadelphia's super-fun Literature, Norfolk, VA's Suburban Living, and more.

DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch, Rich Medina @ Santos Party House
Five, yes FIVE, legendary DJs from the 90s and beyond team up for an unforgettable night of hip hop, soul, and everything under the sun. Highly recommended for fans of the era, deep grooves, or people who just like to get down.

DJ Eclipse, DJ Riz, DJ Premier, DJ Stretch Armstrong @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Halftime show, the heir to CM Famalam and much of the great underground hip hop of the 90s, celebrates 15 years at LPR tonight with hip hop legends like Lord Sear, DJ Premier, Eclipse, Stretch Armstrong and more. Expect surprise performances and appearances and a night of classic hip hop.

Steel Phantoms, Dusted, Rituals, Lurve @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands, Dusted (the indie pop project from Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt) and the shoegazey/postpunky Rituals, are in NYC this week for two shows. Tonight they bless Brooklyn DIY spot Shea Stadium, and tomorrow they'll be at Cake Shop.

Bent Shapes, Shark?, The Doubts @ Silent Barn
If you missed Boston's Bent Shapes when they were in town last weekend, here's another chance to catch them. Their new album, Feels Weird, is filled with hooky, smart indiepop.

Light Asylum, Celebration, Mirror Mirror, Lone Wolf @ The Bowery Electric
Here's a show filled with magnetic live performers: Light Asylum's Shannon Fuchness is a pistol on stage, as is Celebration's Katrina Ford. The rest of the bill is similarly pitched dark, with electrorockers Mirror Mirror and Ryan Sawyer's solo project, Lone Wolf.

Anthony Naples, Lemonade (DJ set), Blouse (listening party) @ Topside Bar at SmorgasBar (FREE)
Captured Tracks kicks off it's CT5 weekend with this free event that starts with a listening party for Blouse's new album and continues with DJ sets after that.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Young Statues @ Asbury Lanes
Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves play their hometown a lot (like last week), but if Asbury Park is an easier trip for you to make, tonight's show at the Lanes is not to miss. Their new album, You're Always On My Mind, dropped back in July and has been one hell of a summer album.

Roy Ayers @ Blue Note
Vibraphone master and funk legend Roy Ayers continues his four-night run with early and late shows. Let's hope her pulls out tracks from his much-lauded score to blaxploitation flick, Coffy (amongst his other great work).

Taj Mahal @ City Winery
The blues rock legend has been putting out records for 45 years and, at age 71, is still going strong, performing over 150 shows a year. This is his first of two City Winery shows this week.

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords @ Comcast Theatre (CT)
Funny or Die's travelling Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival doesn't stop in NYC proper, but it's not too far away tonight (Hartford, CT) and features a killer line-up of funny people.

Stephen Brodsky, Snake Oil, PC Worship @ Saint Vitus
Stephen Brodsky has been known for his work in some very heavy bands (Cave In, Converge), but as a solo artist, he takes a much softer approach. He'll still feel home at Brooklyn's mostly-metal bar Saint Vitus though, and that's where you can see him tonight.

If you were planning on seeing India.Arie @ BAM tonight, it's been cancelled.

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 Bill Pearis

Jose Boyer with Harlem, Siren Fest 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jose Boyer

Unbeknownst to a lot of people (like us), Austin hopefuls Harlem (whose 2010 LP, Hippies, came out on Matador) broke up some time ago or at least gone into indefinite hiatus, with the members splintering into various groups. Singer Michael Coomers is now in Lace Curtains who released last year's quite good and underheard The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness. Try not to confuse Lace Curtains with Lace Curtain (no "s"), the new Total Control/Eddy Current spinoff.

Harlem bassist Jose Boyer formed Daytona and that band is still going (they played Shea Stadium last night, 2/12), but has a new group, Las Rosas, whose debut EP is streamable below. It's very much in Harlem's sneery, garage-y vein. Las Roses make their live debut on Saturday (2/23) in Brooklyn at Union Pool with Clear Plastic Masks and Northern Bells. $7 at the door.

Las Rosas stream below...

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Takka Takka

Takka Takka whose sole announced upcoming show is the Ernest Jenning Record Company CMJ showcase at Grand Victory on 10/19 (with Dinosaur Feathers, Wild Yaks, Miniboone, and Daytona), have announced a new album, their first in four years. Listen to one of its songs, with more info, below...

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Deap Vally

As mentioned in What's Going on Monday, California rawk duo Deap Vally canceled tonight's Maxwell's show (10/15). But there will be no shortage of chances to see them this week, as their CMJ schedule boasts five shows, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Friday (10/19) at Public Assembly. They'll be on early (1:30 PM) and we'll be letting you in on the full schedule real soon.

They'll also play the Fader Fort at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio on 10/17, Bowery Ballroom on 10/18 with MNDR, MS MR, IO Echo, Sky Ferreira, and Gabriel Bruce, Rockwood Music Hall on Friday night (10/19) after our day party with Matthew and The Atlas, Foreign Fields, Matrimony, and KOOL A.D; and finally Cake Shop on Saturday afteroon (10/20) for the Village Voice party with Delicate Steve, Dent May, Heavenly Beat. Vockah Redu and Daytona.

Deap Vally will open for Muse in November on their European tour. CMJ dates and flyers are below.

Continue reading "Deap Vally not playing Maxwell's, are playing BV party Friday"

by Bill Pearis

DONWLOAD: Fenster - Oh Canyon (Slow Steve remix) (MP3)

Fenster

Berlin-based trio Fenster, last here in March, are returning to the United States for a short tour, starting in NYC during CMJ where they'll play The Trash Bar on October 19 with Zerobridge, Humans, The Blackboard Nails, and Bear Trap. $8 at the door or you can use your CMJ badge if you have one. Fenster will then return to NYC at the end of their tour playing Muchmore's in Williamsburg on October 29 with Daytona, and then Mercury Lounge on November 4 with Howth. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday (10/12) at noon.

Fenster just offered up a Slow Steve remix of "Oh Canyon" which you can download above or stream at the bottom of this post. (They'll play with Slow Steve in Asheville, NC on this tour too.) The original is on their lovely, minimalist pop debut, Bones, which is out now on Morr Music and streamable via Spotify.

All Fenster tour dates are listed below as is that remix stream.

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Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day

Hollywood, Florida's Beach Day are visiting NYC again, playing two shows: tonight (7/25) at Public Assembly with The Babies (of a few shows the Babies have going on), Wild Yaks and Daytona; and Cake Shop Thursday (7/26) with charming local indie poppers Chalk & Numbers, and Island Twins. All Beach Day tour dates are listed below.

As mentioned before, Beach Day have signed with Kanine Records who just released the band's debut 7". Echoing early '60s pop, it's custom-made for sunny weather and comes on white vinyl, to match your jeans. You can stream both sides of the single below.

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Levek - Black Mold Grow (MP3)

Levek
Levek

Gainsville, FL's David Levesque will release his debut album under his Levek alias, Look A Little Closer, on September 25 via Lefse Records. You may remember 2010 single "Look on the Bright Side," which dove deep into widescreen psychedelic funk. Look A Little Closer finds him dipping even more explicitly into '60s tropicalia be it Sergio Mendez-style trippy excursions to more trad bossa nova, as well as delicate folk. It makes for a refreshing listen on these hot humid summer nights we're currently experiencing. You can download the album's first single, "Black Mold Grow," at the top of this post.

Levek just launched a little East Coast tour that will hit NYC this weekend with two shows: Friday (7/20) at Pianos with Tropic of Pisces and Bad Girlfriend (tickets), and Glasslands on Saturday (7/18) as part of good line-up that includes Dent May and The Babies (tickets). All Levek tour dates are below.

The Babies
The Babies

The Glasslands show is the first of four upcoming Brooklyn shows for The Babies who just wrapped up a tour of the West Coast. They're also playing July 25 at Public Assembly with Wild Yaks, Beach Day, Daytona and DJ's Total Slacker (tickets), July 28 at Union Pool opening for The Soft Pack, and August 15 at Union Pool with Deep Time. The Babies new album, Our House on the Hill, is due out on Woodsist this fall but the first single from it, "Moonlight Mile" (not a Rolling Stones cover), is out next month.

Continue reading "Levek readies debut LP (MP3), on tour, playing 2 NYC shows this weekend; The Babies playing 4 upcoming Brooklyn shows"

Bears

Tickets for the Swans show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Morrissey shows at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Justice show at Hammerstein go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jens Lekman and Taken by Trees show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Calexico and The Dodos show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Old 97s show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Squarepusher show at Terminal 5 with Mount Kimbie, Holy Fuck, and Bonobo (DJ) go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Two Door Cinema Club show at Central Park Summerstage go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Presets show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Babies play Public Assembly on July 25 with Night Manager, Beach Day, Daytona, and Total Slacker (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brother Ali is playing Bowery Ballroom on September 27 with Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa, and The Reminders. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (6/29) at noon.

Alberta Cross, who just played Governors Ball, will be back in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on September 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (6/29) at noon.

Tickets for the Kool AD (of Das Racist) show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Speaking of Das Racist, Heems will DJ at Cameo on Friday (6/29) with live sets by three caps-lock loving bands, SAFE, ARMS, and CRUX. Heems also plays Gramercy Theater on 7/3 with Prodigy.

by Bill Pearis

Field Mouse
Field Mouse

It's late April, time for The L Magazine's annual "8 Bands You Need to Hear" list. Like always, there's a few you've probably heard, a few you've heard of, and a few who may be new to you entirely. Here's the list, with the artists' next next NYC area show (where applicable)

Field Mouse (May 3 at the Rock Shop)

Ski Lodge (May 24 at The Rock Shop)

Daytona (April 27 at Death by Audio)

Evi (5/3 at Brooklyn Bowl opening for James Chance)

Black Marble (May 3, opening for Light Asylum)

Starlight Girls (May 26 at Cameo Gallery)

Plates of Cake (No upcoming shows)

Ravens & Chimes (June 1 at WNYC Green Space)

If you'd like to hear these 8 bands "right now" there are Bandcamp streams for all of them at the bottom of this post. This year's Honorable Mentions list includes ">The Immaculates, Old Monk, Hunters and Trailblazer.

Also, The L Magazine's Northside Festival (June 14 - 21) announced its initial 2012 line-up last week. In addition to GZA, Ceremony and Neil Hamburger (whose Northside shows we mentioned already), bands confirmed for the music portion of the Fest (June 14 - 17) include Of Montreal, Tinariwen, ?uestlove, Dam-Funk, Kool Keith, Chain & the Gang, Magrudergrind and more. Badges are on-sale now.

Click through for streams from all "8 Bands You Need to Hear"

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photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Lost in the Trees @ Housing Works - 2/17/2012
Lost in the Trees

Chapel Hill ensemble Lost In The Trees are currently out on tour with Poor Moon (members of Fleet Foxes), and arrive back in NYC for a show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (4/11). Tickets are still available, though if you can't make it, NPR will be streaming it live. All dates are listed below.

Last time LITT were in NYC, they played a benefit at Housing Works with Daytona...

[LITT Frontman] Ari Picker, whose voice has the same high lilt as Ben Gibbard, revealed that this was the band's first public show in six months as they've been holed up in the recording studio working on their second LP, A Church That Fits Our Needs, set to come out next month. This was my second time seeing the band, having first been wowed by their classically-honed chops back in 2010. This time, their music had a spikier edge to it, punctuated by violin, cello, horn, and those new fangled things called electric guitars. -[Feast of Music]
We have some previously unposted pictures from that show. Here they are.

The band's new record A Church That Fits Our Needs was released on 3/20 via ANTI. Album track "Golden Eyelids" made its debut at KCRW back in February. Today we present the premiere of its video which you can watch below. Says Ari, "The idea was to create a video that takes place entirely underwater, composed of evocative moments of eerie and angelic beauty to underly the mood of the song." They succeeded in that, literally. Check it out, a collaboration between the band and CreatoDestructo, along with the slightly older video for "Red", the live pictures, dates and more, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Fenster - Fantasy II (MP3)

Fenster
Fenster

Berlin-based trio Fenster are making their U.S. debut tonight (3/5) at Cake Shop. The band's charming, minimalist debut, Bones, is out next week on Morr Music. It's Sunday Morning Coming Down music with a little Beirut grandiosity to it at times. You can download "Fantasy II" from it at the top of this post and stream a couple more tracks below.

In addition to tonight's show Fenster will play Pianos on Wednesday (3/7) with Doe Paoro, then head to SXSW and then on the other side will be back in NYC for shows at Ars Nova on March 29 and the Knitting Factory on April 4. All Fenster tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Daytona
Daytona

Tonight's show, as well as the Knitting Factory date in April are with Daytona, which features Jose Boyer who is also in Harlem and Hunter Simpson of Wild Yaks. The Brooklyn trio's rounded out by drummer Christopher Lauderdale. All three sing. You can stream their debut EP at the bottom of this post -- it's definitely different than either Harlem or Wild Yaks. (Plaintive but poppy indie rock.) In addition to the two dates with Fenster, Daytona are also playing Littlefield on March 21 (opening for Ed Askew), plus some out of town dates as well, all of which are below.

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Ava Luna at BV Holiday Party last month/year (more by Jessica Amaya)
Ava Luna

Wintersleep are going on a short North American tour this month which ends in 2 NYC dates happening on January 24 at Mercury Lounge with Pretty & Nice and January 25 at Glasslands with ARMS and Writer. Tickets for the Mercury show and the Glasslands show are on sale now. All Wintersleep dates are listed below.

Speaking of ARMS, their frontman, Todd Goldstein, is opening for John Roderick (of the Long Winters) at his Mercury Lounge show (1/28), which is three days after ARMS play Glasslands and one day after John Roderick opens for Aimee Mann at her sold out MHOW show. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are still available.

In other Glasslands/Mercury Lounge news, Har Mar Superstar has a few shows announced including Glasslands on March 7 with Rewards. Tickets are on sale now.

Rewards were also just announced as the opener for the second School of Seven Bells show at Mercury Lounge (3/1). Their record release show (happening at the same venue on 2/28) sold out and Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday (1/6) at noon.

Both Rewards and School of Seven Bells also DJ in Brooklyn next Friday (1/13) at Cameo Gallery with CREEP, who is also DJing. Doors are at midnight for this late show, which takes place after Radical Dads play the same venue a few hours earlier. Radical Dads recently played a great set at our Brooklyn Bazaar Holiday Party.

The day before that Cameo Gallery show, NewVillager and Avan Lava play Mercury Lounge (1/12). Tickets are available.

Avan Lava is not to be confused with Ava Luna, who just played a BV Holiday Party with Widowspeak and Twin Sister, the latter of which they're heading out on tour with later this month. That tour doesn't include any NYC dates but Ava Luna just announced their own NYC show happening shortly after the tour ends at Mercury Lounge on February 24 with Celestial Shore, Darlings, and Cindy Lou Gooden. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/11) at noon.

You can catch Darlings in NYC even sooner when they headline Glasslands on Thursday (1/12) with The Suzan, Fabric, and DAYTONA (mems. of Harlem and Wild Yaks). Tickets for that show are available.

Friends play Cameo on January 24th.

Faris (of the Horrors) and Honor (of Cerebral Ballzy) both DJ cameo this Friday night (tomorrow, 1/6).

More Wintersleep & Har Mar dates below...

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