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photo: Ride at MHOW on Monday (more by PSquared)

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

Ride, Ash @ Terminal 5
While lumped in with shoegaze, Ride were poppier than most bands of that era, and more of a psychedelic rock band than anything else. A great one, mind you, with an incredible rhythm section, and maybe sounding better than ever. It's good support tonight from Irish trio Ash whose faces were splashed across the NME around the same time.

Wire, Julian Lynch @ Bowery Ballroom
Art-punk greats Wire are like a shark, always moving forward, never the same twice but always themselves. This year's self-titled album is another terrific moment in a nearly 40-year career. They do play some oldies, too.

Refused, Creepoid @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Refused are planning on releasing their first album in 17 years this year. We haven't heard the whole thing yet, but from those two singles it sounds kinda... poppy? Could be interesting. Meanwhile, fans of the band's heavier stuff, like 1998's classic The Shape of Punk to Come should be treated to many favorites tonight. They've been playing a lot of that one on tour. Make sure to get there early for Philly shoegazers Creepoid.

Hutch and Kathy, Brian Bonz @ Mercury Lounge
Before they got louder in The Thermals, Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster made folky pop as Hutch and Kathy. Their 2002 eponymous album got its first-ever vinyl pressingforRecord Store Day 2015 and they're celebrating with a short tour.

Holly Herndon, GABI, Evan Caminiti @ The Wick
Holly Herndon's new album, Platform (her first for 4AD), is art pop in the truest sense of the word. She brings together a lot of very out-there sounds, yet it's strangely accessible from start to finish. Opening is the similarly-minded GABI, and Evan Caminiti of experimental duo Barn Owl.

Iron Reagan, Angel Du$t, Noisem @ Saint Vitus Bar
Two bands that do a lot of justice to '80s crossover thrash, Iron Reagan and Noisem, meet up at Saint Vitus tonight. Iron Reagan bring a sense of humor, while Noisem's approach is a little more personal and serious. The youth crew-inspired Angel Du$t round out the bill.

Governor's Ball After Dark Shows
It's the eve of Governors Ball, which means the GovBall late shows begin. TOnight there's four: funky duo Chromeo at The Apollo, garage rocker Benjamin Booker at Irving Plaza, dance duo Odesza at Rough Trade, and Gorgon City DJing Output.

Bobby Rush @ MetroTech Commons
This is the kickoff to BAM's annual R&B Festival which happens Thursdays at noon at Metrotech Commons. Today features blues vet Bobby Rush.

The Felice Brothers, The Barr Brothers @ Red Hook Park
This free show, part of SummerStage, features two acts who gently push the barriers of folk in new directions. Doors are at 6:30 PM and the concert's over at 9 PM.

Tyondai Braxton @ The Kitchen
Originally performed at the Guggenheim in 2013, Braxton's Hive1 is "part architectural installation and part ensemble performance with five musicians sitting cross-legged atop their own space-age oval pods."

Dead Stars, Charly Bliss, Dances, Jangula @ Alphaville
Dead Stars are celebrating the release of their new single "Calm Punk" tonight. You can stream that song, which roars in a poppy '90s indie rock kind of way, below.

Big Eyes, Josh Berwanger Band, Flashlights, Desert Sharks @ Shea Stadium
Big Eyes make raw, melodic punk with a bit of a Muffs influence, but they're a lot heavier than a lot of bands who fit that description. Josh Berwanger, former co-lead singer of emo vets The Anniversary, makes this an excellent double bill.

Prawn, Caravela, Pinegrove, Side Saddle @ Knitting Factory
NJ's Prawn take on '90s-style emo with a sound that's a bit Kinsella and a bit Appleseed Cast-y post rock.

Aloke, Big Ups @ Baby's All Right
If you don't remember Aloke, they were the mid 2000s NYC rock band of Christian Zucconi, who since got much more famous with his band Grouplove (whose early single "Colours" was a reworking of an Aloke song). Aloke returned with a new Steve Albini-produced 3-song EP last month, and tonight they play Baby's with a newer NYC rock band, Big Ups.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary @ Bowery Electric
It's night 1 of the 4-night Max's 50 celebration. Tonight includes an all-star Jayne County tribute, Jahn Xavier & the Bowerytones, The Sick F*cks, Ruby & the Rednecks, The Magic Tramps, Zecca and The Black Cats NYC, with MC Jimi Lalumia and DJ Mojo, and cameos by Miachael Alago and Yvonne Sewal.

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

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Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Ride, Wire, Refused, Hutch and Cathy, Iron Reagan, Holly Herndon, Josh Berwanger, more)"


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

The Mob, Survival, Suicidas, Pox @ Acheron
The Mob helped pioneer the anarcho-punk subgenre along with other '70s/'80s UK bands like Crass, whose label they were briefly signed to. (The Mob later started their own label, All the Madmen Records.) They've been reunited for a few years now, though chances to see them in the US are still rare, so catch them while you can.

Steve Earle, Willie Nile @ City Winery
Folk legend Steve Earle plays another of his recurring City Winery shows tonight. This one was rescheduled from his January 26 show that a snowstorm cancelled.

Chet Faker, XXYYXX @ Terminal 5 (and Output afterparty)
Chet Faker headlines this show, and if you're going we recommend showing up for XXYYXX too. They do it again at late-night at Output (DJ sets), and at T5 tomorrow.

Kuroma, Love as Laughter, Glyph City @ Baby's All Right
MGMT-related band Kuroma celebrate the release of their new album, Kuromarama, which was produced by MGMT's Ben Goldwasser.

The Teen Age, Little Racer, Cosmonaut, Desert Sharks, Sunset Guns @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn pop band The Teen Age have a new single out -- which you can stream below -- and will be celebrating tonight with a bunch of other likeminded locals.

Circle of Buzzards, Soft Gang, Gon @ Saint Vitus
Sebadoh's rhythm section -- bassist Jason Loewenstein and Bob D'Amico -- make skronky rock together as Circle of Buzzards.

A Giant Dog, Giggly Boys @ Cake Shop
Sharing members with OBN IIIs, Austin garage rockers A Giant Dog, make catchy, tune-filled songs that rock as much as they roll. This is their first of two NYC shows.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday? (The Mob, Kuroma, Steve Earle, Circle of Buzzards, The Teen Age, A Giant Dog & more)"

Rivers and Frances (via Hop Along Instagram)

Weezer brought their current tour playing their new album in full to Philly for a show at the Trocadero this Saturday (10/25). At that show, Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan joined the band on stage to duet with Rivers Cuomo on "Go Away" (Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino sings with him on the album version." WXPN's The Key spoke to Frances about it:

She tells us she was on tour opening for mewithoutYou when she found out about the opportunity. "I was literally hopping up and down at a rest stop outside Baltimore when our booking agent, Merrick, told me the news."

Quinlan says she was nervous upon arriving at The Troc and watching Weezer soundcheck from backstage, but the band and the crew were total sweethearts, which put her at ease. "Rivers had me rehearse the song backstage with him and Brian [Bell, guitarist]," she says. "We ran through it once and an hour later I sang it onstage with them. It's the craziest thing that's ever happened to me."

Weezer's tour hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom tonight (10/27) which is sold out. Will any guests be there tonight too?

Hop Along will also celebrate Halloween in NYC at Brooklyn Night Bazaar for a free show with wild garage rockers Diarrhea Planet headlining, plus Desert Sharks, Mitski and Banker$. They're also promising "costume cash prizes, light show, face painting, art debut and fun." Hop Along also play New Year's Eve in Philly.

Watch the video of Frances and Weezer below...

Continue reading "Frances from Hop Along sang on stage with Weezer (who play NYC tonight); HA playing Halloween w/ Diarrhea Planet"

by Andrew Sacher

Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea. They recently put their new EP 1097 and made a video for the full thing, which you can watch below. We've also got the premiere of a track that didn't make the EP, "Shrunken Head," which you can listen to below as well.

Sharkmuffin have a tour coming up with another quality Brooklyn trio, Dead Stars. That tour includes Dead Stars' LP release show on June 19 at Union Pool with Slothrust and Overlake. No advance tickets at the moment.

Before that though, Sharkmuffin play the She Shreds Magazine issue release party on June 5 at Shea Stadium with White Mice and Slothrust (tickets); a New Music Seminar showcase on June 10 at Cake Shop with Honduras, The Venetia Fair and Desert Sharks; a Northside Festival showcase on June 13 at Matchless with Vulture Shit, Whiskey Bitches, J.A.C.K. and White Mystery; and Slack Gaze Fest at 94 Evergreen on June 20 with Honduras, Life Size Maps, Kissing Is A Crime and more.

After the tour, they have more local shows, including Death by Audio on July 25 and Cake Shop on August 3. Full lineups TBA for those.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream and EP/video stream, below...

Continue reading "Sharkmuffin released an EP (stream that & a non-EP track), touring w/ Dead Stars, playing NMS w/ Honduras & more"

by Bill Pearis

Union Pool

One of the bands playing the Burger Revolution show at Union Pool on Saturday (3/8) (with Threats and BOYTOY) are Baby in Vain, a three-piece from Denmark who are still in their teens and make bluesy sludge rock. You can check out a couple songs -- and a sort-of endorsement from Thurston Moore -- below.

The band are over for -- guess what? -- SXSW and will also be playing NYC at Pianos on Friday (3/7), an early show with Desert Sharks (tickets).

UPDATE: And the old "VISA ISSUES" strike again. It looks like the band are still playing SXSW but the other, non-Austin dates -- like the two NYC ones -- are off.

Song streams and SXSW dates are below.

Continue reading "Denmark trio Baby in Vain playing SXSW (other US dates canceled due to visa issues)"


After a successful first try at a world rock n' roll uprising, Burger Records is back with it's second annual Burger Revolution which will happen at venues all over the world on March 8. There are two events happening in Brooklyn: Union Pool with Threats, BOYTOY, and Baby in Vain; and a second, more DIY (and all-ages) show at 180 Scholes St. with Sunflower Bean, The Wives, Scully, and Surfbort (more info).

UPDATE: Denmark's Baby in Vain had visa issues and are off the Union Pool bill.

Speaking of both SXSW and Burger Records, for those of you heading to Austin this year, the label will be all over the place, throwing shows every day with an insane ammount of bands, culminating in the annual all-day "Burgermania" at Hotel Vegas on March 15 with The Orwells, La Luz, Gap Dream, Boogarins, together Pangea, Vaadat Chagirin and literally about 20 other acts. Their full list of SXSW activities is below as well.

Burger Revolution show list, plus Burger's SXSW schedule and Baby in Vain dates and streams, below...

Continue reading "Burger Revolution 2014 happening this weekend with shows around the world (2 in NYC) ++ Burger @ SXSW "

by Andrew Sacher

Soupcans at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Dylan Johnson)

Toronto noise punks The Soupcans, who we caught in NYC when they played with their hometown buddies METZ and Odonis Odonis, released the dark 'n' dirty Parasite Brain EP earlier this month. It takes the sarcasm, anger, and weirdness that began filtering into post-hardcore via late period Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard, but while those bands could slow it down, The Soupcans (minus the sludgy "Crimes Of The Future, Pt. II") speed it back up to hardcore's early days, cranking out the 6-song EP in 10 minutes. Listen in full below.

The Soupcans are currently in the midst of some US and Canadian shows, and they'll be back in NYC to play Cake Shop on December 6 with Fins, bbigpigg and Desert Sharks; and Death by Audio on December 7 with Estrogen Highs and Chat Logs. No advance tickets for either show. All dates are listed below.

Connecticut's Fins, who open the Cake Shop show, make messy sounding post-hardcore, which you can hear on their new self titled EP that they recorded with The Men's Ben Greenberg. The whole thing is streaming, along with the Soupcans EP stream and list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Soupcans released an EP, touring, playing 2 NYC shows (one with Fins) (dates & streams)"

APTBS @ Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opens in its new permanent Greenpoint location this weekend, with free music performances from Spank Rock and Dope Body on Friday (11/1) and Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold, and Heavenly Beat on Saturday. As mentioned before, it's now open every Friday and Saturday and will be year round.

Since we last posted, the Bazaar has added a few more shows, including The Low Anthem (11/8), Ski Lodge (11/9), A Place to Bury Strangers (11/29, the artisanal earplug vendor will do great business that night), and SISU (12/20).

That's in addition to such already announced performers like Kitty Pryde (11/23), Small Black (12/13) and, what will surely make for a bizarre bazaar, Psychic TV on both 12/27 and 12/28. Full schedule as it stands now is listed below...

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers, The Low Anthem, SISU & more added to free Brooklyn Night Bazaar schedule"

by Andrew Sacher

Diarrhea Planet at Made In America 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Diarrhea Planet

Nashville garage rockers Diarrhea Planet released their newest album, I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams earlier this year. It's a solid record but they're more of a see-it-live thing, so thankfully they've been touring like crazy since its release with no plans of slowing down. After an appearance at The Fest, they'll be kicking off a new run of dates with LA's The Lovely Bad Things (who play a different Fest show). That tour comes to NYC for a show on November 9 at Glasslands with local rock 'n' rollers Desert Sharks. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

The Lovely Bad Things spent some time releasing material on trusty garage rock label Burger Records, and they've since signed with Volcom Entertainment (Torche, Valient Thorr), who released their newest long-player, The Late Great Whatever, earlier this year. The album pulls from a few Cali-bred genres, including Thee Oh Sees/Ty Segall-style garage rock, Lookout! Records-style pop punk, and sunny melodies that date all the way back to early Beach Boys. It's a ripper, and you can stream the whole thing below.

All dates are listed, along with that LP stream and a Diarrhea Planet video, below...

Continue reading "Diarrhea Planet touring w/ Lovely Bad Things (dates, streams)"

Still from Heliotropes' "The Dove" video

Heliotropes are busy putting the finishing touches on their debut album which will be released by Manimal Vinyl sometime this spring. In the meantime they've released the video for the album's single, "The Dove," and you can watch that in all its windblown black-and-white glory below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Heliotropes live in NYC at the previously mentioned show on Thursday (1/10) at Shea Stadium as part of a line-up that includes Hard Nips, Desert Sharks and Hippy. More info on that show is here. The show is the start of a weekend tour for Hard Nips and those tour dates are listed below, along with the Heliotropes video.

Continue reading "Heliotropes made a new video, playing NYC this week with Hard Nips (who are touring) (stream, dates)"

"If my resolution for 2013 had been to eat shrooms, rage in a mosh pit and lose my voice at a @titus_ndronicus show, I'd be done already." - @THEmikewhite

"So many scratches on my body that I look like I was attacked by a werewolf, so I guess last nights concert was fuckin dope @titus_ndronicus" - Dimitri Belkin

"almost 24 hours later and my neck is insanely sore from the @titus_ndronicus #NYE pit. one of the most fun nights of my life" - Travis Yablon

Titus Andronicus at Glasslands on NYE (via Alex Vasquez)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus rang in the new year in Brooklyn at Glasslands for a Dapwell-hosted show. Titus went on after midnight after sets by Baked and Cosmonaut. They played a wild set with favorites from all three Titus albums and then finished the set off with a run of covers -- Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town," The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," and The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." The full setlist is below.

Titus frontman Patrick Stickles also just spoke to Pitchfork about his "TOP FIVE RECORD COMPANY FAILS OF 2012" aka his five favorite "Self-released records and unsigned giants," which you can see listed below in alphabetical order. The list includes three of Patrick's Brooklyn neighbors, The So So Glos, Bad Credit No Credit, and Hard Nips (who play Shea Stadium on January 10 with Desert Sharks, Heliotropes, and Hippy). It also includes Boston's Hallelujah the Hills, who play Brooklyn on February 24 at The Rock Shop with Zachary Cale and Woodsy Pride. Patrick's full list with commentary and a list of all Hard Nips dates are below.

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus played Glasslands on NYE (setlist); Patrick Stickles lists his "top 5 record company fails of 2012""

photos by Chris La Putt

The Coathangers at Death by Audio - 5/30/12
The Coathangers

The Coathangers are on a tour which brought them to NYC for two shows, including a stop at Death By Audio on May 30, the day after they supported OFF! at Bowery Ballroom with Cerebral Ballzy. Joining the bratty Atlanta foursome was support from Hunters, The Numerators and Desert Sharks. More pictures from the DBA show are in this post.

Though a return trek to NYC is not currently in the near future, The Coathangers have added a batch of new tour dates with Heavy Cream and King Tuff/Jaill (separately) that includes a stop at Capitol Hill Block Party.

Speaking of Heavy Cream and King Tuff, both bands head to the NYC area in the coming weeks for separate shows. King Tuff plays two dates -- 285 Kent on 6/9 and Maxwell's on 6/14. Heavy Cream also play a pair of shows in NYC with Hunters, on June 17th at Cake Shop with The Foxx and at Death by Audio on June 18th with Mannequin Pussy.

All dates are listed below along with more pics from the DBA show...

Continue reading "The Coathangers played DBA w/ Hunters & more (pics); touring w/ Heavy Cream & King Tuff (dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Paul Weller

The concert really kicked into high gear when Weller and his band returned to the stage after the short break following the Sonik Kicks' performance for their acoustic set. They were joined again by the string section for some of the acoustic selections. In a nod to the informality of the acoustic set, Weller changed out of the suit that he'd been wearing during the Sonik Kicks portion of the show and returned to the stage in a T-shirt. The acoustic set started off with a spellbinding take on The Jam's "The Butterfly Collector." It received a big reaction from the crowd when it ended. The acoustic takes on "All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)" and "You Do Something To Me" also got big cheers from the packed house. The acoustic set was the best-sounding part of the show because, for some reason, there was a lot of distortion in the sound during the electric performances.

The main set closed out with the electric set. "From The Floorbaords Up," "Wake Up The Nation," "Foot Of The Mountain," and "Echoes Round The Sun" all got a stellar live treatment by Weller and the band. But they were saving the best for last. The closing song of the main set, "Whirlpool's End," received an absolutely blistering take by Weller and crew that left the crowd, many of them already hoarse from singing along during much of the show, roaring with approval. [Goldmine]

After an invite-only show at the John Varvatos store on Thursday, Paul Weller played two nights at the Best Buy Theater in Times Sq on Friday (5/18) and Saturday (5/19) with openers Desert Sharks. Weller performed three sets -- Sonik Kicks in full, an acoustic set backed by a string section, and then an electric set of career-spanning favorites. Weller plays Toronto tonight. The Goldmine review above is from Saturday night's show, but our pictures are from Friday night.

More pictures of Paul Weller's show (and openers Desert Sharks), and Weller's setlists for both nights, are below.

Continue reading "Paul Weller played 2 nights at Best Buy Theater (pics, setlist)"

Hilly Eye at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Devan Council)
Hilly Eye

Hilly Eye (aka Amy Klein formerly of Titus Andronicus and Catherine Tung) will release their first 7" on Don Giovanni Records this spring and will follow that with a full length, due out on the label this summer.

They've got two local shows coming up, including one on Thursday (2/23) at Cake Shop with Quiet Loudly, Magnetic Island, and Passenger Peru, and another on March 11 at Public Assemly with Shigeto, Gross Relations, Hard Nips, Desert Sharks, and more. The show is part of Sunrise Fest, a memorial/benefit festival for the one year anniversary of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year (3/11/11). The fest runs all day from 2 PM to 11 PM with over 20 performances and is open to "all ages, all races, all people in this generation."

Both dates dates are listed with a video of the band at Ladyfest Boston below...

Continue reading "Hilly Eye signed to Don Giovanni, scheduled shows"