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photoReigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
Reigning Sound

Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound will be heading to Europe for a tour next month, but before they board the plane they'll stop in NYC to play Union Pool on June 17. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed, along with a Rdio stream of 2014's Shattered LP, below.

Meanwhile, Reigning Sound pals Detroit Cobras will be in NYC this summer too, playing WFMU Monty Hall on July 17 with The Ribeye Brothers, and Brooklyn Bowl on July 18. Tickets for Monty Hall are on sale now and Brooklyn Bowl goes on sale Friday (5/29) at 10 AM. Detroit Cobras will also play the Boston area at Allston, MA's Great Scott on July 20 (tickets) and those appear to be their only upcoming dates.

Continue reading "Reigning Sound playing NYC before European tour; Detroit Cobras playing NYC, Jersey City & Boston in July"

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We've been posting a bunch of New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC throughout the past few months, but there's even more cool stuff we haven't gotten to yet. Here's a roundup of ways to musically ring in the new year:

If you want to dance on New Year's Eve, there's no lack of good places to go to do that. Egyptrixx, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Morgan Louis and Nita Aviance are playing an unannounced Brooklyn location, and tickets for that are on sale now.

The Bunker is throwing a NYE party at Trans Pecos with Scotland's Prosumer headlining and Bunker regulars Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Tickets are on sale.

Verboten hosts a show with Lee Burridge, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Bedouin and Mike Khoury (tickets).

Aurora Halal hasn't done one of her Mutual Dreaming parties in eight months, but she'll change that on NYE at Palisades with Galcher Lustwork, Huerco S. and DJ Richard. Tickets are available.

Sleepy & Boo headline a party at Cielo with Eskuche & Nu Sky, Mikey G and Dan Fischer. Tickets are on sale.

There's a lot of cool stuff at Cameo with Morgan Geist of Metro Area, disco band Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean associate Jee Day, former Darkside member Dave Harrington, Cameo regular Evan Michael, and GODMODE's Motion Studies. You can grab tickets.

NYC DJ team The Rub are doing their recurring NYE party at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale.

Other previously discussed dance options include Skrillex/Diplo/Rudimental/A$AP Ferg, Kiesza, Erasure, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!/Museum of Love, DJ Koze, Machinedrum, Duke Dumont, Washed Out, !!!/Prince Rama/Cakes Da Killa, Peaking Lights and the Ed Banger party.

Murphys Law play their annual NYE show at Trash Bar with No Redeeming Social Value, Close To The Edge, Wombat In Combat, Hopeless Otis and Red Lucy.

Another previously discussed classic punk option is catching The Dictators or one of Patti Smith's year end shows the two days before NYE.

Garage rock covers band Detroit Cobras play NYE in NJ at Asbury Lanes (tickets). As discussed, they have 2 NYC shows surrounding that.

If you didn't get tickets to The Hold Steady or Deer Tick shows, another sweaty bar rock option is Guns N Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone at Mercury Lounge (tickets).

Also in the punk/garage realm is the Kid Congo Powers show at Home Sweet Home.

Quicksand is sold out, but other '90s post-hardcore/emo options include Rainer Maria/Moss Icon (tix) and ex-Drive Like Jehu band Obits. (tix)

Phish aren't doing their NYE run at MSG this year (they're doing it in Miami), but if jam bands are your thing, you can catch The Disco Biscuits at their 3-night Best Buy Theater run happening Dec. 29, 30 & 31. Tickets for all three nights are available. There's also the Gov't Mule 2-night run at Beacon Theatre on Dec. 30 & 31 (tix).

Williamsburg venue Glasslands will have their last show ever on NYE with four "special, secret" guests who all have history with the venue. That's sold out.

Meanwhile newer Williamsburg venues Baby's All Right and Rough Trade have NYE shows too. The Baby's show features Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Mr. Twin Sister, Ricky Eat Acid, Porches. frontman Aaron Maine performing as Ronald Paris, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch, Mr. UNO and a number of DJs (tix). Rough Trade's show has Spirit Family Reunion, Mail the Horse and Twain (tix).

For a night of mostly local indie rock, Gimme Tinnitus, Ipsum and Exploding In Sound are bringing a party to Aviv with The Gradients, Celestial Shore, Palberta, Baked, Multicult, Palehound, The Big Sleep, Vomitface and Parlor Walls.

Chiptune punks Crying are headlining a NYE party at Silent Barn with Downies, Unstoppable Death Machines, Sunshine Gun Club (mems DeathSet, Team Robespierre), Isn't Ours, Jono Mi Lo and more TBA. There will also be several DJs, including the Shea Stadium crew, Edan Wilber from the now-closed Death by Audio with a "remote beach set" and more. More info here.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir throw their recurring party at Union Pool with help from DJ Bluntmaster, DJ Ryan Sawyer and "Tons of Special Guests." No advance tickets for that show.

Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and others are DJing a swanky party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel (tickets).

Party to the sounds of the Caribbean at SOB's with performances from Bossa Casanova, Mambo Kings Orchestra and DJ Kevin Crown. (tix)

Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux hit City Winery from 12/27 to 12/31. Everything but the early show on NYE is sold out, so get tickets to that show while you still can. They're performing favorites from The White Album at that one.

Sandra Bernhard is doing her show Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque," at Joe's Pub from 12/26 to NYE with two shows each night. Tickets are on sale.

And while Times Square is probably the last place you want to be on New Year's Eve, perhaps you'd like to know this year's lineup for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve includes Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Bastille, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC!, Fergie, Meghan Trainor and more, if you're into that sort of thing.

And Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve is teaming up with Barclays Center to broadcast their Elton John show.

You can browse our "New Year's Eve" Tag for even more. What else?

Budos Band
photo: Budos Band at Daptone Super Soul Revue 12/6/2014 (more by PSquared)

Jonathan Toubin knows his way around a party which is to say he's an in-demand dude during this festive time of year. He's got his fingers all of the following events...

On Wednesday (12/17) at Baby's All Right he'll be DJing the Peace & Love Holiday Ball which features live sets from The Budos Band, The Citizens Band and "surprise guests." The Citizens Band and the Budos Band ( who just played the Daptone Super Soul Revue) usually play bigger places than Baby's so here's a good chance to catch them somewhere more intimate. Tickets are on sale and benefit The David Lynch Foundation and the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund.

Then on Saturday (12/20) at Brooklyn Bowl, it's the holiday edition of Soul Clap and Dance Off with special guest selector Charles Bradley. It doubles as a release party for Norton Records' Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vols 1 & 2. Tickets for Brooklyn Bowl are on sale now.

On New Year's Eve at Home Sweet Home, Nothing Changes is presenting the "New York Night Train Annual New Year's Ball" featuring live performances from Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Andy Animal's All Male Revue, and the debut of PMS and the Moodswings (featuring members of Habibi). Toubin and Josh Styles will be DJing and tickets will be available at the door. More info here.

Then on January 3 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar it's a "Captured Tracks/New York Night Train HAPPENING!" featuring live sets from Juan Wauters and EZTV, plus Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Anne, DJ sets from Toubin and C/T head Mike Sniper. That show is free but you can RSVP to skip the line.

Jonathan Toubin will also be DJing the Glasslands Holiday Party on Sunday (12/21), the Detroit Cobras show at Baby's All Right on 1/2 (which is Detroit Cobras' second of two NYC shows that week, following Bowery Electric on 12/30) and some other gigs as well. All Jonathan Toubin dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Jonathan Toubin DJ gigs: Soul Clap w/ Charles Bradley, a benefit w/ Citizens Band & Budos Band, NYE w/ Kid Congo, more"

Reigning Sound
Reigning Sound

CMJ is almost upon us, and one of the bigger shows early on in the week is the Panache showcase at Knitting Factory on 10/22 which is the first date of Reigning Sound's tour and also features Shonen Knife, White Fence, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more (tickets). All of Reigning Sound's dates are listed, with a recent WFUV session video, below.

Reigning Sound singer Greg Cartwright is also a frequent contributor to garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras, who just announced a NYC show happening January 2 at Baby's All Right. Hopefully by then you'll have worn off your NYE hangover. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at 9 AM.

Detroit Cobras' Bloodshot labelmate Lydia Loveless will also be in NYC this Friday for the first performance in Richard Hell's new series at the Symphony Space.

List of Reigning Sound dates and that video, below...

Continue reading "Reigning Sound beginning tour at CMJ soon; Detroit Cobras playing after New Year's"

Detroit Cobras at The Bell House in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Detroit Cobras

Detroit Cobras are bringing their garage rock covers back on the road for a four-date Northeast tour which kicks off in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/12) at The Bell House. Opening tonight and in Philly are fellow Detroit band Blaire Alise & The Bombshells and tonight's show also includes local Brooklyn garage rockers Hector's Pets. Tickets for tonight's show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Related band Reigning Sound also have a tour coming up that hits NYC during CMJ.

List of Detroit Cobras dates, and a video, below...

Continue reading "Detroit Cobras kicking off short tour in NYC tonight (dates)"

by Bill Pearis


Pujol (aka Nashville resident Daniel Pujol) will release their new album, Kludge, on May 20 via Saddle Creek. The first single from the record is the rocking "Pitch Black," which has a nice late '70s groove to it and you can stream it below. Album art and tracklist are below too.

While there hasn't been a tour announced in full, Pujol do have a few dates lined up, including one in NYC at Mercury Lounge on May 24. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/28) at noon. The other announced dates are all opening for Detroit Cobras. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Pujol releasing new album, touring, including NYC and shows with Detroit Cobras (dates, streams)"

Detroit Cobras at The Bell House in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Detroit Cobras

Garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras have a few Northeast dates scheduled for January, including a return to NYC for a show on January 24 at The Bell House with power pop trio Nude Beach and The Above. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

For Brooklyn's Nude Beach, that's one of two upcoming local shows the band has scheduled. They've also been added as an opener to the NYC stop of Mikal Cronin's previously mentioned tour happening on December 11 at Webster Hall with The Entrance Band. Tickets for that show are still available. Nude Beach have also mentioned a new LP is in the works for 2014, so stay tuned for that.

Saint Rich were initially on that Webster Hall show, but since dropped off. However, they will be opening some dates on Dr. Dog's tour, including their Terminal 5 show (1/25) (tickets).

All Detroit Cobras dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "Detroit Cobras playing shows, including one w/ Nude Beach who open for Mikal Cronin (dates)"

I'm on a boat, with a dick in a box...

Dick Dale on a Rocks Off Cruise (more by Deneka Peniston)
Dick Dale

Surf guitar legend Dick Dale will head out for some Midwest/East Coast dates in July, heading as far south as Richmond before looping back to California in the days following. NYC is doubly on his itinerary, including shows at Brooklyn Bowl on July 21 with Lyres, Twin Guns, and DJ Tony Lo-Fi (tickets) and a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 7/22 with Manitoba and The Detroit Cobras (tickets).

For The Detroit Cobras, who just announced a whole bunch more tour dates, the show is one of TWO NYC-area shows scheduled including one at Maxwell's. Head below for a full listing of all updated tour dates and some video.

Continue reading "Dick Dale touring; more Detroit Cobras dates announced (one with Dick on a boat)"

The Detroit Cobras at Bell House (more by Chris La Putt)
The Detroit Cobras

Garage covers crew The Detroit Cobras have some upcoming summer shows including a weekend on the East Coast that includes Maxwell's in Hoboken on July 20th. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale.

UPDATE: There's a Rocks Off Boat show and other dates too.

Its been five years since The Detroit Cobras released Tied & True, and so far no word on a follow-up long-player. Until then, you can catch them live at the tour dates listed below...

Continue reading "The Detroit Cobras schedule dates"

photos by Chris La Putt

Detroit Cobras @ The Bell House
The Detroit Cobras

The Detroit Cobras played The Bell House on Friday (8/12) as part of their tour that hit Maxwell's a day earlier (8/11)....

""...Rachel, Mary and crew played a pretty fucking awesome set complete with two encores. During the second encore Rachel pulled a lucky audience member on stage to help her sing "Ya Ya Ya (Looking for My Baby)" it was so beyond!" [Whatever]
The Brooklyn show was opened by The Baxx Sisi's and Des Roar who we missed. More pictures and a video of Detroit Cobras, a shot of their setlist included, below...

Continue reading "The Detroit Cobras played the Bell House (pics, video, setlist)"

Detroit Cobras on a boat in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Detroit Cobras

As mentioned in What's Going on Thursday?, the Detroit Cobras played Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ last night (8/11) with The Booze. They'll do it again in Brooklyn tonight (8/12) at The Bell House with The Baxx Sisi's and Des Roar. Tickets are still available.

Frequent tour-mates and sometimes member sharers, Reigning Sound, have shows coming up too. We mentioned that they play the Norton Records Anniversary shows at The Bell House in November, though the night they play, night 2, with Jackie and the Cedrics, is now sold out. Luckily both of those bands will appear at pre-fest show on November 9 at Maxwell's Tickets are on sale.

Night 4 of the fest, when The Sonics headline, is also sold out, though tickets are still available for nights 1 and 3, and for the show The Sonics play at Maxwell's on November 12.

Detroit Cobras video for "Cha Cha Twist" below...

Continue reading "Detroit Cobras are here, Reigning Sound are coming"

DOWNLOAD: Charles Bradley - "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" (MP3)

Charles Bradley album art (reminds me of something...)
Charles Bradley

Lotsa great funk and dancefloor grooves are coming to Southpaw and elsewhere for you old soul fans/45 collectors out there.

Though Charles Bradley just released the 45 of the same name, he is prepping to release No Time For Dreaming, a new LP for Dunham/Daptone Records. Is Charles Bradley a stranger to hard time?

Charles Bradley is no stranger to hard times. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1964, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown's energy and showmanship would form a lasting impression on Charles. He went home and immediately began practicing microphone tricks with a broom attached to a string, imitating the Godfather's every move.

Forty years later, Charles was still trying to make ends meet, still trying to make it as a musician. He was performing his James Brown routines under his alter ego "Black Velvet" when Gabriel Roth of Daptone records happened upon his show at the Tarheel Lounge in Bedstuy. Roth recognized his raw talent and directly brought him into the studio for a session with The Sugarman 3.

No Time for Dreaming (the LP) will be celebrated at a Record Release show with Menahan Street Band (mems of Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band) at Southpaw on January 25th, 2011. Tickets are on sale.

Charles Bradley's last show was with Lee Fields at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/20, and Lee Fields & The Expressions have another show in the immediate future: 1/7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are now on sale. Still no opener listed. I'd suggest Budos Band but they just headlined AND SOLD OUT the same venue recently themselves.

Speaking of Daptone, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint will join Daptone queen Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Best Buy Theater during their two day stint at the venue (tickets for both Dec 30 and Dec 31 are still available).

Toussaint collaborated with The Meters in the 70s, who will also be in NYC in the coming months (the "Funky" version anyway) (tickets available for Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th shows billed as "The Funky Meters").

A soulful New Years Eve can also be had outside of Manhattan at the Bell House thanks to Dig Deeper who are bringing Marva Whitney, Billy Prince (of the Precisions) and the Sweet Divines to the Brooklyn venue that night.Tickets are still on sale.

Start the New Year at the Bell House too. The Detroit Cobras headline the venue on January 1st, one night after they ring in the New Year at Maxwell's with the Fleshtones.

Dig Deeper hosts soul singer Lenis Guess at Southpaw on January 22nd with The Solid Set. Tickets are on sale.

Dig Deeper most recently hosted Syl Johnson at Southpaw. Syl also played a show with Yo La Tengo one night later.

Milwaukee's Kings Go Forth will play Southpaw on 2/19 as part of a stint of East Coast dates in late February. Tickets are on sale, and their full tour schedule with some videos and stuff is below.

Continue reading "soulful New Years Eve options, Kings Go Forth tour dates, Allen Toussaint, Detroit Cobras, new Charles Bradley & more"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Detroit Cobras
Detroit Cobras

The girls in Heavy Cream opened for the girls in Detroit Cobras on the Rocks Off boat 'Half Moon' on Friday night. For Heavy Cream it was their first of six NYC shows happening before September 8th. More pictures from the boat show, below...

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Grandmaster Flash
JD Samson
Detroit Cobras

today in NYC
* Michale Graves @ Europa
* Weezer tribute @ Bar 4
* Marah @ Bowery Electric
* Queensryche @ Nokia Theatre
* Car Stereo (Wars) @ The Bell House
* Vision of Disorder @ Gramercy Theatre
* Black Joe Lewis, Hacienda @ Maxwell's
* Emanuel & The Fear @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio @ Jazz Standard
* Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Jones Beach
* Triac, Curandera, Backslider @ Acheron
* Admiral Radley, Hooray For Earth @ Bowery Ballroom
* Glossary, Jonny Corndawg, Seth Rothschild @ Union Pool
* Unsolved Mysteries, High Highs, Teletextile @ Union Hall
* Trevor Dunn, Travis Laplante, Randy Peterson @ The Stone
* Annie Gosfield, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ha-Yang Kim @ The Stone
* Theophilus London, Grandmaster Flash (RSVP) @ Webster Hall
* Javelin, JD Samson (DJ set) @ The Yard at The Soho Grand Hotel
* Das Racist, BBU, Lionshare, Tayisha Busay, Zebra Baby @ Glasslands
* Abe Vigoda, Hollerado, Hawnay Troof, Uncle Bad Touch @ Cake Shop
* O'Death, Jonny Corndawg, The Goddamn Rattlesnake @ The Rock Shop
* Guttermouth, The New Threat, World War IX @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Detroit Cobras, Heavy Cream @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise - The Halfmoon
* Dream Diary, The Shining Twins, Phonetag, Wyldlife Monster @ Island Basement
* Peter's House Music, Psychobuildings, Free Blood, CSC Funk Band @ Death By Audio
* Dream Band, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Caveman, Acrylics @ Cameo Gallery
* Deva (female-fronted Devo tribute), The Othermen, Twin Guns, The Headless Hookers @ Bruar Falls
* Jupiter One, Project Jenny, Project Jan, Mother Feather, The Poison Control Center @ Mercury Lounge

Delta Spirit have a new video for Bushwick Blues. Check it out below...

What else?

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Cream - Watusi (MP3)

Heavy Cream @ Death by Audio in July (more by Leia Jospe)
Heavy Cream

Nashville's Heavy Cream release their debut album, Danny, on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label August 24 and you can download the catchy, rockin' "Watusi" from it at the top of this post.

Around the same time, the band will be heading back to NYC for another round of shows. The first will be opening for the Detroit Cobras on the Rock's Off Concert Cruise on August 20. They'll then play Union Pool on Sept 1 (with Boogie Boarder), Cake Shop on Sept 2 (with Unnatural Helpers), The Meat Locker in Montclair on Sept 4, The Rock Shop on Sept 6 (with Dinowalrus and Pterodactyl), and Death by Audio again on Sept 7.

Heavy Cream were here just a few weeks ago -- maybe you saw them at Death by Audio? The band are playing some shows to and from NYC, and all those dates are listed below, along with the cover art for Danny...

Continue reading "Heavy Cream releasing 'Danny' (MP3), schedule 6 more NYC-area shows & other tour dates "

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ 11am) for the two Magnetic Fields shows happening at Town Hall. BAM tickets are currently on sale to 'Friends of BAM'.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ 11am) for the Hot Chip / xx show happening at Terminal 5.

Raphael Saadiq is playing Terminal 5 on December 4th. Tickets are on sale.

Alberta Cross is headlining Bowery Ballroom on February 4th. Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon).

Violens and Acrylics share a bill at Mercury Lounge on December 9th. Tickets are on sale.

Slim pickins for New Years Eve shows in NYC this year. Mercury Lounge has The A-Bones opening for The Detroit Cobras. Tickets are on sale.

Other New Years Eve options include Roky Erikson, Patti Smith, and two shows at Southpaw (Dean & Britta / The Felice Brothers).

X @ SXSW SPIN party - March 14, 2008

X played the SPIN day party at Stubb's during SXSW. I stopped by to check them out, but wasn't feeling it, so I left after a few songs. Somehow I missed the fact that Perry Farrell introduced them, though I did notice Perry and his girlfriend walking around the Playboy party the night before.

Tickets are on sale for a May 24th X show at Irving Plaza with Detroit Cobras who are also headlining a show at Maxwell's the next day. All dates below....

Continue reading "X - 2008 Tour Dates w/ Detroit Cobras, played SXSW"