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DOWNLOAD: Diamond Rugs - Voodoo Doll (MP3)

photo: Diamond Rugs at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Diamond Rugs

Diamond Rugs -- the supergroup featuring John McCauley & Robbie Cowell of Deer Tick, Ian Saint Pe formerly of Black Lips, T. Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite -- will release the followup to their 2012 debut LP, Cosmetics, on February 24 via Sycamore Records/Thirty Tigers/RED. The bar-rockin' first single "Voodoo Doll" can be downloaded above, and various pre-order bundles are available here. Artwork and tracklist below.

Diamond Rugs have also announced a tour in support of the new record with New Madrid, which hits NYC twice: first at Bowery Ballroom on March 27 and then again at Brooklyn Bowl on April 11. Tickets for Bowery go on sale at noon on Friday (1/16) with an AmEx presale starting at noon on Wednesday (1/14), and tix for B Bowl go on sale at 10 AM on Friday.

All dates are listed, with the album artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Diamond Rugs releasing a new LP, touring (dates & MP3)"


Single day tickets for Downtown Music Festival, which hits multiple LES venues and includes Black Hippy (aka Kenrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, and more, go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for The Specials at shows at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park go on sale today at 10 AM, and their Danbury, CT show goes on sale at noon. Tickets are still available for their Pier 26 show.

Admission to the Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Village show at MetLife Stadium with Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink and Radamiz can only be gained with your Summer Jam ticket, which go on sale today at 10 AM.

Big Black Delta are playing Glasslands on June 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Adam Ant on two nights at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Cibo Matto shows at Littlefield go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Night Beds at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tony Bennett is playing Radio City Music Hall on October 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Tom Jones at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at Glasslands go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Gaslight Anthem at shows at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park (one with Bouncing Souls, one with The Hold Steady) go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Mountain Goats at Maxwell's with The Baptist Generals go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Baptist Generals play their own show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Dan Croll is playing Mercury Lounge on June 17. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Flobots and Wheelchair Sports Camp are playing Santos Party House on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see OBN lIIs and Ex-Cults at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Old 97's on their three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Hooded Fang at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Villagers at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Nightlands at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Treetop Flyers at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Frank Turner on two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mobb Deep with Waka Flocka Flame and Heems at Best Buy Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Social Distortion show at Warsaw with Cheap Time and Dave Hause, and their show at Stone Pony Summer Stage with that same lineup plus Hot Water Music, are on sale now.

Tickets to see Coastgaard (who were named by L Magazine as one of the 8 "bands you need to hear") at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 9 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on August 10. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Dead Confederate and Roadkill Ghost Choir are playing Maxwell's on May 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pacific Air show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bob Schneider show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 3 PM.

Lissie is playing Bowery Ballroom on June 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

photos by Tracy Allison

Deer Tick

The night after Lucero played Brooklyn Bowl, Deer Tick rang in the New Year at the venue with assists from Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band, now their own band), Dead Confederate, and J. Roddy Walston and the Business. Here are some pictures from the New Year's Eve show (one of many in NYC. Ted Leo, Gogol Bordello and Patti Smith and many others played Saturday night too.).

Unfortunately we didn't get a Diamond Rugs set at Brooklyn Bowl, as promised, but that's because "Steve couldn't make it from the lobos show." Los Lobos was playing the same night at City Winery, and Steve from Los Lobos (who was supposed to cab it over to Brooklyn Bowl) also plays in Diamond Rugs who played their debut live show on 12/29 in Atlanta (two Deer Tick members and one from Dead Confederate play in it too).

That aside, Deer Tick, like Lucero the night before, played a raucous and entertaining show complete with frontman John McCauley in a New Year's Baby costume. They went on not long before midnight, meaning the countdown, which they may have been slightly late for, happened early in their set (complete with Cee-Lo in Times Square on the tv screens). Deer Tick's setlist pulled from their entire catalog and the encore-less night ended with two special guests and a stage full of people (and fallen confetti). First Craig Finn of The Hold Steady (who was also at Lucero) joined Deer Tick on stage for a cover of "Bastards of Young" by the Replacements (not the first time Craig performed that song), and then Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus came out to help them close the show with a drunken singalong of "Let's All Go To The Bar". By the end you couldn't really find Patrick though because half the audience seemed to be on stage... I think that's how it went. Details are fuzzy. Luckily we have these pictures to help jog my memory. More of them, and some videos, below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick & friends & special guests rang in the New Year @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: Diamond Rugs - Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant (MP3)

Deer Tick @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Deer Tick

Another NYC New Year's Eve option: Deer Tick, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Dead Confederate, and Virgin Forest are taking over Brooklyn Bowl on December 31, 2011. $45 tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be a very drunken welcome to 2012. For $15 more you can also get a ticket to see Lucero who plays one night earlier at the same venue.

Meanwhile, as previously mentioned, Virgin Forest and Deer Tick's Ian O'Neil play a show at Glasslands this Wednesday night (12/7). Deer Tick only have one other show scheduled and it's in Albany.

Deer Tick also just released a new video for "Main Street" today, full of explosions and urination (which you won't find in the censored version). You can watch it in all its uncensored glory below.

Diamond Rugs, the Deer Tick related project that John McCauley also sings for, and which contains a member of Los Lobos (who are also playing New Year's Eve in NYC), released their first track today too - the Christmas song that maybe you heard Deer Tick perform live at Death By Audio. Download that above. Stream it below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick pees in new video, playing Brooklyn Bowl on New Year's Eve ++++ Diamond Rugs release Christmas song (MP3)"

Deer Tick at Webster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Deer Tick

As previously discussed, Diamond Rugs is the new "supergroup" featuring members of Black Lips, Deer Tick, Los Lobos and Dead Confederate. To be more specific, they are:

John McCauley- Vocals, Guitar
Ian Saint Pe- Vocals, Guitar
Hardy Morris-Vocals,guitar
Steve Berlin- horns, keys
Robbie Crowell- Bass, sax, keys
Bryan Dufresne- Drums

Guest Musicians:
Bryan Minto- harmonica
Bucky Baxter - pedal steel
Spencer Collum - pedal steel
Oscar Utterström - trombone
JP Frappier - trumpet

They have a record coming via Partisan Records (home of Deer Tick) in Spring 2012, and the band will play their debut show on 12/29 at The Earl in Atlanta with Dead Confederate. Tickets are still on sale. Flyer below.

The Earl performance is right before Los Lobos head to NYC to play a pair of shows on New Year's Eve at City Winery. Tickets are still available for both the early and the late shows. All Los Lobos dates below...

Continue reading "Los Lobos tour dates include New Year's Eve in NYC; Diamond Rugs signed to Partisan, making live debut in Atlanta"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Deer Tick @ Webster Hall
Deer Tick

Deer Tick hit Webster Hall last night (11/20) with Guards and Thomas Hardy (of Dead Confederate). it was the last date on a larger tour that kicked off in October and hit Reggie's in Chicago along the way, and it was probably the largest headlining show on that tour (and definitely much bigger than Death By Audio). Here are some pictures from Webster Hall, though none of the destruction (aka broken instruments) that ended the two hour show (Deer Tick is always good for ending things in style).

Two days earlier, the same lineup hit Ithaca where someone wrote...

Deer Tick's set was not as much a performance as much as it was a time for both fans and players to come together and enjoy each other's company through their love for music. Deer Tick was not playing and singing for us; they were playing and singing with us. This could not be articulated as accurately as when McCauley led a sing-along on opening number "The Bump," wailing "I suggest you move/We're full-grown men/We act like kids." This youthful playfulness that the band set forth from the get-go marked what would become an evening of a shared joy between the band and the crowd. But as much as both the musicians and the fans seemed to be enjoying themselves, the band may have overstayed their welcome. Even with a set that clocked in at over two hours in length including Deer Tick's set, some solo tunes from McCauley, and new material with a freshly formed supergroup featuring McCauley and opening acts Thomas Hardy and the Guards, the boys of Deer Tick seemed to have enjoyed themselves a little too much....
-[Cornell Daily Sun]
The dates were in celebration of Divine Providence, the Deer Tick's new LP out now on Partisan Records.

When the Webster Hall show was first announced, I'm pretty sure Virgin Forest were listed as opener. I'm not sure what happened there, but today another Virgin Forest show was announced and it's happening at Glasslands on 12/7 and Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick is opening. Tickets are on sale.

More pictures from Webster Hall and a video of the Deer Tick/Guards/Thomas Hardy supergroup (see above), below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick, Guards & Thomas Hardy played Webster Hall (pics), Ian O'Neil playing Glasslands w/ Virgin Forest"

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Georgia band Dead Confederate will take on Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night"... tonight (9/22) at Brooklyn Bowl. FREE before 7pm, though note there are two opening bands and the whole show starts at 8pm. If you want to win a free pair of tickets, email your first and last name to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject "I want free Dead Confederate tickets". You'll be notified if you win. Dead Confederate play Poppped! Fest in Philly tomorrow.

The B Street Band celebrates Bruce Springsteen's birthday on a Rocks Off boat at BB KIng's tonight.

Tragedy: A Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees, who have played Brooklyn Bowl many times, and who have a member who runs Rocks Off, will play Bowery Ballroom on 11/12. Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on general sale Friday.

Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute play Mercury Lounge on 11/18. Tickets are on sale now.

As previously mentioned, tickets are on sale now for two Replacements tribute shows at Bowery Electric.

Tickets are also still on sale for the two Petty Fest shows (Bowery & MHOW).

photos by Alysse Gafkjen

MGMT / My Morning Jacket
Voodoo Festival 2010
Voodoo Festival 2010

"It's more than an average sweat-your-brains-out, suffer-in-the-mud music festival. It's the Voodoo Experience, and it went down at City Park this weekend in New Orleans.

Voodoo Fest, one of the world's largest Halloween parties, housed thousands of attendees who, for three days of musical bliss, watched some of the world's most notorious names -- including Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, MGMT and My Morning Jacket -- and donned costumes ranging from zombies to superheroes, fictional characters to condiments and anything and everything in-between." [The Daily Reveille]

MGMT probably had the most talked about costumes of the weekend. The band dressed up as the cartoon cast of Scooby Doo. More pictures and a bunch of videos from this past weekend's Halloween-themed New Orleans fest (not necessarily in order - a big mix of all three days), and MMJ's setlist (they covered Black Sabbath again), below...

Continue reading "Voodoo Experience 2010 in pics & video - part 1 (MGMT as Scooby Doo, My Morning Jacket, Jonsi, Muse, Metric & more) "

Dead Confederate (photo by Hilary Harris)
Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate are on a tour that hits Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/28) with Mt St Helen's Vietnam Band, Submarine Bells, and New Beard. Tickets are still available or you can cross your fingers and try and win one of three pairs available for giveaway. Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.

If you can't make it tonight, Dead Confederate or some variant thereof will be in NYC twice in the coming weeks. Hardy Morris (aka Hardello) will play Bowery Ballroom with Bad Books, Right Away, Great Captain!, and Gobotron as part of CMJ on 10/20 (tickets). Then Dead Confederate proper will support Minus The Bear and The Whigs when the pair come to Terminal 5 on December 4th (tickets on presale at 11AM tomorrow).

Details on how to win those tickets, some video, and all tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Dead Confederate here (win tix), touring w/ Minus the Bear"

SoSB @ MHOW - CMJ 2009 (more by Vincent Cornelli)

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival "has announced its first round of performing artists." The full list, BrooklynVegan showcase semi-included, and more is below.

One of those performing artists is School of Seven Bells who headline the Windish showcase at Santos Party House on Saturday, October 23rd. Tickets are on sale for that (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge). SoSB played MHOW during CMJ last year.

Meanwhile School of Seven Bells will kick off a tour with Active Child at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on September 9th. $5.00 tickets are still on sale.

All SoSB dates, the CMJ artist list, Bad Books info and more, below...

Continue reading "CMJ announces initial 2010 lineup (list), School of Seven Bells touring w/ Active Child (dates) ++ "Bad Books" & more"

photos by Sayard Egan

Deer Tick's John Joseph McCauley III as Johnny Rotten...
Deer Tick

At Brooklyn Bowl's Halloween party, Deer Tick ditched their other costume ideas for a night as the Sex Pistols. The night's semi-surprise opener was Dead Confederate, who covered Sonic Youth. Dangerous: All Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson played from that artist's body of work. All this while down the street at a different show, an (unhappy) Titus Andronicus sped through a set of Weezer covers (while the actual Weezer played Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan).

If those tribute acts weren't enough - you can see Rotten himself with PiL if you're in the UK this December; Sonic Youth will play three pre-Thanksgiving shows in NYC; and Michael Jackson's This Is It is in theaters now.

More pics, videos (including "Sid" singing "My Way") and all upcoming Deer Tick tour dates are posted below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick were Sex Pistols on Halloween @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics, vid, more dates)"

Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets have a slew of upcoming tour dates: In September, they go across the West Coast with Athens grunge-rock band Dead Confederate, who also joins them on on their October dates in the South (which include a Halloween-in-Houston show with Those Darlins). Meat Puppets then spend November touring the Midwest and East Coast before heading to NC & TN. They visit NYC on east coast leg of that tour for a show at Bowery Ballroom on November 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11th at noon.

In July, Meat Puppets opened some shows for Stone Temple Pilots which I think is as good a way as any to segue into a mention of "Alice in Chains" who played Irving Plaza in NYC last night (9/8)...

"New vocalist William DuVall (well at this point he's not really new anymore, but I guess he's new-ish) didn't just sing the phrase "Again and again and again" - he belted it, jumping up onto the monitors to give himself just a little extra boost in the rockstar god department. Then, as it came time for him to grunt and signal the start of the "Doo-doo, doo-doo" sing-along section (and sing along the crowd did), DuVall lept off the monitor and started pumping his fist in the air, prompting the audience to do the same. As he finally turned to face drummer Sean Kinney, Kinney started grinning; and then the grin spread across the stage like an infectious disease, and by the end of the song, guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez were smiling, too." [Metal Sucks
Meat Puppets' newest disc, Sewn Together, came out in May, and they played two nights at Mercury Lounge shortly after. The new-ish video for "Rotten Shame" off that record, videos from the Alice in Chains show, and all MP tour dates are posted below...

Continue reading "Meat Puppets touring (dates), 'Alice in Chains' played Irving "


August 25th, 2009 (Austin, TX) - Transmission Entertainment is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest, taking place on November 7th and 8th at Waterloo Park in Austin. Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Friday evening in 2006, offering a unique approach to festival booking, filling stages with talent bubbling from the underground: what sounded great, and what was making an impact, regardless of what mainstream media said was cool. What started out as a show for a few touring acts and local favorites has become a movement -- a festival that fans and bands alike realize needs to be experienced year after year.

Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has made a significant impact on the country's winter calendar, successfully combining the vast worlds of indie, punk, rap, electronica and comedy while showcasing some of the city's most unique local businesses.

Greatest. Festival. Ever...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009 lineup (Jesus Lizard, Of Montreal, Gorilla Biscuits, LSF, 7 Seconds, D.R.I. & DANZIG!! & more)"

photos by Tim Griffin

A Place to Bury Strangers

"A Place To Bury Strangers release their sophomore album, "Exploding Head" via Mute October 6, 2009. The band had one simple goal during the recording process: "The original idea," says vocalist/guitarist Oliver Ackermann, "was to create the craziest, most f'ed-up recording ever."

The result is 43 mesmerizing minutes of pain as pleasure. You'll be checking the levels on your living room stereo from the moment "It Is Nothing" pulls everyone in earshot through a vortex of groove-locked rhythms and back-spun power chords (hammered out by drummer Jay Space and bassist Jono MOFO)."
-[Mute Records (part of EMI)]
Full tracklist for the new album is below.

On October 4th (two days before the album comes out), APTBS will kick off a tour in Philadelphia that lasts through October 30th. They'll make a hometown stop at Bowery Ballroom on October 29th with Dead Confederate and All the Saints. Their last hometown stop was this past Saturday at the Siren Music Festival in Coney Island. More pictures from that show with all tour dates (and all opener information), below...

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers - new Mute album (tracklist), 2009 tour dates (Bowery) & more pics from the Siren Festival"


The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Presented by Samsung Mobile announces a small portion of the 2009 lineup. The 3-day urban event takes place Labor Day Weekend (September 5 - 7). The Festival stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center, located beneath the city's iconic Space Needle, and programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor venues. This progressive Festival features a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual arts.
Modest Mouse, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (who also have a NYC show scheduled), MSTRKRFT (who are also playing All Points West) and No Age (who just played SXSW) are all part of the intitial announcement. $80 three-day passes are on sale now. Full artist list and more info below...

Continue reading "Bumbershoot announces partial 2009 lineup & ticket info"

Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate finished up a tour with Catfish Haven at Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (10/09), and they're about to join Heartless Bastards (who are in town to play Bowery and Music Hall) on the road for some shows, but first DC will perform two more times in NYC without Heartless or Catfish. Those shows are tonight (10/10) at Union Hall in Brooklyn, and then later (when it airs) on late night with Conan O'Brien on the TV. All DC dates below...

Continue reading "Dead Confederate - 2008 Tour Dates (Union Hall & Conan)"

DOWNLOAD: Dead Confederate - The Rat (live on KEXP) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dead Confederate - Get Out (MP3)

Dead ConfederateLike Deerhunter & Black Lips, Dead Confederate are from Atlanta, GA, and are playing a show in Athens, Georgia show on December 5th. Unlike Deerhunter & Black Lips, Dead Confederate's music didn't immediately do anything for me. Their name does keep coming up though - KEXP likes them, and they're signed to Razor & Tie. New Yorkers can give them a try tonight @ Mercury Lounge (Nov 28, 2007). The Head Set, Drug Rug, Falcon and Five Times August are also on the bill.

I previously reported that Black Lips are touring in 2008 - two NYC shows included. Since then, even more (non-NYC) shows were announced. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "Dead Confederate (tonight), updated Black Lips tour dates"