Entries tagged with: Diarrhea Planet
The 2016 Treefort Music Fest goes on March 23-27 in Boise, Idaho in venues all over the city. (It's kinda like Boise's SXSW.) This year's lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Thee Oh Sees, Youth Lagoon, Aesop Rock, Chelsea Wolfe, White Denim, Oddisee, Hinds, French Horn Rebellion, Quilt, Alex G, Wax Idols, Built To Spill, La Luz, All Dogs, Porches, Oddisee (who plays a BV show in NYC on Tuesday) and more.
Tickets are on sale now, and the 2016 lineup, as it stands, is listed below.
photo: White Lung at BV-RBSS in 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)
SXSW already announced its initial lineup of 2016 showcasing artists, and now they've announced another batch, including White Lung, Tacocat, Blanck Mass, Basia Bulat, Diarrhea Planet, Ezra Furman, Gwenno, Hooton Tennis Club, Monika, PINS, September Girls, Spain, Yung, and lots more.
The music portion of SXSW 2016 happens March 15-20. Full round 2 list is below...
by Bill Pearis
photo: JEFF @ DBA's final show (more by PSquared)
Back in March, JEFF the Brotherhood released Wasted on the Dream, their album that was originally to be released on Warner Brothers, but then they got dropped and released it themselves through their label Infinity Cat. They've got another new LP coming out this week, a double LP titled Global Chakra Rhythms, which they made after getting dropped. Clearly Jake and Jamin are now free do make whatever music they want and are doing so. While there are still a few super-catchy burners here, this is easily the most varied, heavily psychedelic (and kinda weird) of their prolific career. It's also got a cover of Mazzy Star's "Mary of Silence." Stream the whole thing via Ad Hoc, below.
JEFF have a few live dates in December, including a two-night New Year's stand at Chicago's Lincoln Hall (December 30 & 31) with their good buddies Diarrhea Planet. All dates are listed below.
photo: Diarrhea Planet at Sasquatch 2015 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Diarrhea Planet never seem to stop touring, and this summer into fall will be no different. The band, who were last in NYC on Easter, will return on November 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Music Band. Tickets for MHOW go on AmEx presale today (7/22) at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (7/24) at noon.
All dates are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Mitski at Palisades - 7/17/15
Towards the very start of her set, Mitski addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support and encouraging the historically marginalized communities to be proud of their roots and "take up as much space as you can", with a disarming sincerity that's seen far too infrequently.Brooklyn songwriter Mitski wrapped up her tour with two hometown shows over the weekend: Palisades on Friday (7/17) and Shea Stadium on Sunday (7/19). Both sold out very far in advance, which isn't too surprising since Mitski keeps quickly moving up in the world and her tourmates were both worth seeing on their own: the Run For Cover-signed Elvis Depressedly and Epoch member/Frankie Cosmos collaborator Eskimeaux. We caught the Palisades show, which also had Normal Person, who share members with LVL UP and Crying. (Elvis Depressedly also had one of the LVL UP guys on drums.) The review quoted above says it perfectly, but the things Mitski did and said between songs made this show as great as the songs themselves.
...With ex-Diarrhea Planet drummer Casey Weissbuch (who's also the mastermind of Infinity Cat's extraordinary cassette series) anchoring the trio, the band dove headfirst into a memorable set that wound up recapturing a lot of the magic of the last Mitski set to get coverage here (no small feat) while supplementing it with new intricacies. Deceptively nuanced and- a recurring theme throughout the night- unerringly heartfelt, it touched on various points throughout the songwriter's discography, while- understandably- leaning heavily on the Bury Me At Makeout Creek material. If Mitski was baring her soul on the Palisades stage, the audience was reciprocating that generosity with extremely vocal support between songs.
At one point, in one of the evening's most genuine and communal moments, Miyawaki ran backstage to collect the bottled water on hand for the artists and passed it out to the audience to help them cope with the uncomfortable humidity that only a small space packed with bodies on a warm day can bring. [Heartbreaking Bravery]
Pictures from Palisades continue below...
photos by Debi Del Grande
Spoon / Fuzz / Modest Mouse / Father John Misty / Syvan Esso / Diarrhea Planet
While Friday and Sunday nights are topped with EDM, Saturday belonged unequivocally and inarguably to good ol' rock and roll.Day 2 of the 2015 Sasquatch Music Festival, which happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, WA, featured such heavy-hitters as Spoon, Modest Mouse, Decemberists, and Father John Misty, as well as Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Sylvan Esso, and greasy-haired upstarts Diarrhea Planet, King Tuff and Ty Segall's proto-metal trio, Fuzz.
It climaxed early with a face-melting set from five-guitar band Diarrhea Planet, who brought every rock god dream to fruition: Head banging. Windmilling. Soloing behind your head. Soloing with your teeth. A dusty mosh pit kicked up in front of the stage, the wild-eyed youth unleashing their inner demons, all to the ritualistic howl of the electric guitar...
...The onslaught of guitars continued after sunset and well into the night, with veteran indie rock acts The Decemberists and Modest Mouse anchoring the main stage. The day concluded with a great set from fellow veteran band Spoon, but by that late the crowds had largely given up on guitar rock, trading it in for the synthesized sounds of ODESZA. - [Oregon Live]
Pictures from Sasquatch day 1 are HERE, and we'll have photos from the fest's final two days soon. More pics from day 2 below...
photo: Diarrhea Planet at Death by Audio in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet are on a tour with Left & Right that comes to NYC this Saturday (4/4) for a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show, also with Slonk Donkerson on the bill. That same three-band lineup will also squeeze in a smaller show on Easter Sunday (4/5) at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed below...
photo: Sleater-Kinney at T5 in February (more by PSquared)
Sleater-Kinney, who first said they weren't playing festivals but then were announced for Primavera Sound, have now also been added to home stage festival Sasquatch!, taking place Memorial Day Weekend (5/22-25) at The Gorge. Other new additions include Angel Olsen, Hanni El Khatib (who plays NYC tonight), THEESatisfaction, Helms Alee, AlunaGeorge, Kaytranada, Goldlink and a few others.
Those additions join previously announced names such as Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent and many more. Festival tickets are still available.
Updated lineup below...
photo: Those Darlins at 4Knots 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Last year, Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet went on a tour together and later on they crossed paths again at Pickathon. Their Pickathon sets were recorded and the result of that is the Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet Live At Pickathon split 12" that comes out on Record Store Day (4/18) via Easy Sound Records. Artwork, tracklist, and a stream of Those Darlins' cover of The Vibrators' "Sweet Sweet Heart" and Diarrhea Planet's "Kids" from the 12", below.
If you're in Nashville, you can also catch Those Darlins playing an in-store on Record Store Day, and after that they'll head on a tour with support from collaborator Adia Victoria.
The tour hits NYC on May 7 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (3/13).
All dates are listed below...
photo: Petal at Golden Tea House in 2014 (via Ryan Balduuin)
hey lovelies,A handful of bands and other venue regulars have posted tributes on Twitter:
golden tea house is no more. everything we've got booked right now will be moving elsewhere, and we won't be doing any more shows. the why and how aren't really important but suffice it to say it was one of the more predictable inevitable causes. this whole thing has been an absolute pleasure, and we've done so much more than i ever would have predicted. so many absurd, beautiful, brilliant, fun, stupid stupid shows. i can't help but get sappy and sentimental about something that's consumed most of my free time for so long, but we want to most of all say thank you to everyone who ever lived here, booked shows here, played here, helped out, or just came out to support what we were doing. I don't think we did anything that great, and we fucked up more times than i can count, but it was fucking magical nonetheless, and hopefully some of you feel the same. we love you all. keep in touch, we'll be around.
RIP Golden Tea House. Glad we got to rock in you. 😭— Chumped (@ChumpedBand) February 4, 2015
RIP GOLDEN TEA HOUSE, you were the realest.— cynthia ann schemmer (@caschemmer) February 4, 2015
Rest in peace Golden Tea House. Just one of the very best parts of Philadelphia. Thanks to Jake and everyone else. It was a real dream.— Lame-O Records (@LameORecords) February 4, 2015
Seen/played some of our favorite shows at Golden Tea House. RIP 💕 #tearsinmyminze— Restorations (@Restorations) February 4, 2015
Mad respect to Jake and Golden Tea House for the 3.5 years of it's existence. Most of us wouldn't open their house as much as they did. RIP— Ma Jolie (@Ow_MaJolies) February 4, 2015
The Golden Tea House not doing shows anymore is a huge bummer. End of an era.— Bryne Yancey (@howtobepunk) February 4, 2015
Golden Tea House was my favorite place. Thankful for all the incredible shows, the people, and the minze <3— eric osman (@ericosman) February 4, 2015
Watch The Menzingers, Frankie Cosmos, Tenement, Radiator Hospital, and Diarrhea Planet play Golden Tea House, below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival will return to Quincy, WA on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, at The Gorge. This year's lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Spoon, James Blake, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War On Drugs, Little Dragon, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Real Estate, Future Islands, Ab-Soul, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Rustie, Courtney Barnett, Strand of Oaks, Merchandise, Ex Hex, and more.
Tickets go on sale at 10 AM PST on Saturday (2/7). Full lineup below...
Sturgill Simpson at Joe's Pub in July (more by Chris La Putt)
The 2015 Forecastle Festival take place July 17 - 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The fest has just announced the first round of performers, which include Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Tweedy, Desaparecidos, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Smith, Alvvays, JEFF The Brotherhood, Speedy Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., and lots more. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon EST. All announced Forecastle Fest 2015 performers are listed below.
Now in its fifth year, the Savannah Stopover has established itself as a smaller, genteel alternative to SXSW, happening March 5 - 7 in Savannah, GA right before Austin's megafest, featuring bands on their way there. This year's full lineup was just announced and includes Generationals, San Fermin, Matthew E White, Diarrhea Planet, Southern Culture On The Skids, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ryley Walker, Gap Dream and 100+ more. Shows happen at various venues in Savannah's Downtown Historic District, and festival passes are $65.
Full 2015 Savannah Stopover line-up is listed below...
photo: Diarrhea Planet at Death by Audio in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Garage punk party animals Diarrhea Planet already had a few dates set for this year, including SXSW and Savannah Stopover, and now a full spring tour following SXSW has been announced. That includes a NYC show happening April 4 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (1/16) with an AmEx presale starting at noon on Wednesday (1/14).
All dates are listed below.
photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.
Full round 3 list below...
Colleen Green is back with her third album, I Want to Grow Up, which will be out February 24 on Hardly Art. She made the album in Nashville with JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch. You can hear their crunchy influence on first single, "Pay Attention," which is streamable below.
She's got a few tour dates over the next month, but nothing in NYC unfortunately. Hopefully soon. Those are listed, along with the album tracklist and song stream, below...
Like in past years, Georgia's Savannah Stopover will go down shortly before SXSW, and will likely have a good amount of overlap. The 2015 edition is their 5th anniversary and happens March 5-7. The initial lineup was announced today and includes Generationals, Diarrhea Planet, Matthew E. White, San Fermin, Heavenly Beat, All Them Witches, Fat Tony, Gap Dream, Beach Day, Axxa/Abraxas, What Moon Things, Ryley Walker and more. Early bird 3-day passes are on sale now.
Full phase one lineup and a playlist with those artists below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Girlpool at BV day party at Baby's All Right - 10/25/14
LA duo Girlpool played about ten shows right before and during CMJ, and they'll be back in the area next week to play NYC and Long Island on their tour with Jenny Lewis. They must really love it here, because now they've added yet another show. They were added to the Halloween show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar which already has a stacked lineup of Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Mitski and more. That show is free and includes a costume contest ($500 cash prize), face painting and more. Sounds like a pretty good way to spend Halloween.
One of Girlpool's many CMJ shows was our Saturday day party. We already posted pictures of that show and we've got another set of Girlpool in this post. More, with their updated list of dates, below...
Rivers and Frances (via Hop Along Instagram)
Weezer brought their current tour playing their new album in full to Philly for a show at the Trocadero this Saturday (10/25). At that show, Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan joined the band on stage to duet with Rivers Cuomo on "Go Away" (Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino sings with him on the album version." WXPN's The Key spoke to Frances about it:
She tells us she was on tour opening for mewithoutYou when she found out about the opportunity. "I was literally hopping up and down at a rest stop outside Baltimore when our booking agent, Merrick, told me the news."Weezer's tour hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom tonight (10/27) which is sold out. Will any guests be there tonight too?
Quinlan says she was nervous upon arriving at The Troc and watching Weezer soundcheck from backstage, but the band and the crew were total sweethearts, which put her at ease. "Rivers had me rehearse the song backstage with him and Brian [Bell, guitarist]," she says. "We ran through it once and an hour later I sang it onstage with them. It's the craziest thing that's ever happened to me."
Hop Along will also celebrate Halloween in NYC at Brooklyn Night Bazaar for a free show with wild garage rockers Diarrhea Planet headlining, plus Desert Sharks, Mitski and Banker$. 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...
photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis
JEFF the Brotherhood / Diarrhea Planet @ DBA 10/12/2014
Death by Audio still has another five weeks open but signs that things are changing are already apparent. Construction scaffolding is already up outside the building, and inside they've knocked down part of the wall that divides the front and back rooms of the DIY venue so you can see the stage all the way back at the bar. While the former is kinda depressing, the wall being gone inside actually makes the place a little more comfortable, especially for bananapants shows like JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet on Sunday (10/12). A little more room to breath and be clear of the constant crowdsurfing (for those not into that). Apparently, a lot of big, potentially wild shows are in the works.
There are few bands, to me at least, that are as synonymous with DbA as JEFF. Some of the craziest things I've ever seen at the place were during JEFF shows (including personally getting hit with a bottle rocket [unharmed] which was crazy, maybe not cool, but I won't forget it) and the band always make time to play there. Part of their tour with fellow Nashvillians Diarrhea Planet, this was the NYC debut of a new four-piece version of JEFF with a guitarist and bassist giving Jake and Jamin Orrall a little more oomph. I never had any problem with the duo version, mind you. Jake riffing away while Jamin, head down, laid down a motorik beat like a machine. But they sounded great. The crowd went the most nuts for We Are the Champions' "Mellow Out," at least till "the Wizard" made an appearance for a set-ending cover of Rush's "Working Man."
One more note about their set: I've seen a handful of shows at DbA since they announced the end, and JEFF were the first band not to sentimentalize on stage. Which I was personally thankful for, as it's felt like the longest eulogy ever sometimes (though the sentiment is certainly commiserated). They came to rock not to mourn, though Jamin said before their set he felt a little overwhelmed.
The crowd for Diarrhea Planet was actually much wilder than JEFF's, with near-constant crowd surfing, which seemed to fit their guitar-heavy, beer-rock anthems. There were a lot of guitars/guitarists on stage, all with Big Rock Moves, and the crowd was singing along to all the choruses, fists in air. I saw two amazing things during their set, both crowd-surfing related. Number 1: some kid, while atop the crowd, began taking selfies with a disposable camera. Whether intentional or not, he was immediately dropped. (I'd like to think it was on purpose). Number 2: One of the more frequent crowdsurfers was a girl whose birthday it was (apparently), and at one point she grabbed onto one of the fans in the drop-ceiling which immediately came down though was still hanging by the wires. Some guy raced from the back of the room, got hoisted up by the crowd and shoved the fan back into place. The band and the crowd went wild. This is the guy who put it back:
Before the headliners were Brooklyn's Scully, most of whom used to be in The Splinters (who played early DbA shows with JEFF) and who played a fun set of garagey pop. I missed first group: Nashville dancehall act Punani Huntah that features Jake Orrall on the decks (or laptop in this case).
JEFF and DP also played Santos Party House on Monday (10/13) as well. Pictures from the whole DbA show continue below...
by Andrew Sacher
The way they tell it, Philly's Left & Right are just "four regular ass dudes trying to live their fucking lives man." They also happen to make pretty good poppy punk, as you can hear on new single "Age of Independence" off their upcoming album, Five Year Plan, which comes out on September 9 on Infinity Cat's Cassette Series. (The label is owned by JEFF the Brotherhood, the cassette series is curated by Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch.) The record was produced by Justin Pizzoferrato, whose work with Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz and more has made him a pretty trustworthy guy for this kinda stuff. The new song premieres in this post and can be streamed below.
Left & Right were in NYC earlier this month for a show with Sleepies and Kal Marks at Death by Audio (anyone catch that?), and they'll be heading back out on the road tonight (8/28). The tour begins in Montclair, NJ and it hits NYC for a previously-mentioned show on Friday (8/29) at Grand Victory with Such Hounds, Brooklyn indie rockers Dead Stars and Long Island alt-country punks Crow Bait. Tickets for Friday's show are still available.
All tour dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
JEFF @ Santos, 2012 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Following 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced major label debut, Hypnotic Nights, JEFF the Brotherhood are back with a self-produced EP of covers titled Dig the Classics. The band take songs by Pixes, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub and more and put their own distinctive spin on them. No track has been released to stream yet, but you can check out cover art and full tracklist below. It's out September 30 via Warner Brothers/Infinity Cat.
Jake and Jamin are about to head out on tour which will keep JEFF on the road through the fall. The October leg of that tour is with Diarrhea Planet and hits NYC for two shows: 10/12 at Death by Audio (their NYC spiritual home) and 10/13 at Santos Party House (site of the 2012 BV-presented record release party). Tickets for the Santos show go on sale Wednesday (7/30) at 10 AM. No word on tickets for DbA at the moment.
All dates are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Spoon / Jack White / crowd
NYC's 2014 Governors Ball music festival continued on Randall's Island yesterday (6/7) after kicking off on Friday. Saturday included sets from Jack White, Skrillex, Spoon, The Strokes (including Comedown Machine material for their second time and an encore of "New York City Cops"), Disclosure, Broken Bells, Chance the Rapper, Classixx, Lucius, Deafheaven, Tanlines, RJD2, Diarrhea Planet and more. A set of day 2 pictures are in this post (plus more coming soon). Strokes pictures are HERE.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Adult Swim is back with their Singles Series, now in its fifth year, with a new free song to download every Monday during the summer. This year's lineup features exclusive tracks from Destruction Unit, Speedy Ortiz, Sleep, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels, Mastodon, Machinedrum and more. Full lineup and schedule of the Adult Swim 2014 Singles Series is below.
First up: synth legend and master arpeggiator Giorgio Moroder who will offer up "Moroder's Theme" on Monday (6/9). He's not aiming to reinvent his sound for the EDM world here, this is as classic sounding as it gets, very much in the style of "Chase" from Midnight Express. (It also kinda reminds me of Propaganda's "Dr. Mabuse" which owed more than a little to Moroder.) You can stream it now, and check out an Adult Swim interview with Giorgio, below.
Outkast at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Governors Ball @ Randall's Island
NYC's Governors Ball continues to grow and rival the other major US festivals. It returns today for its first of three days with a ton of great artists including a long-awaited reunion set from Outkast (unfortunately at the same time as Blur/Gorillaz main man Damon Albarn), TV on the Radio, Grimes, Phoenix, Neko Case, La Roux, Jenny Lewis, Washed Out, Janelle Monae, Kurt Vile, and plenty more.
King Khan & The Shrines, Red Mass @ LPR
An excellent, all-Canadian garage-pysch-soul double bill with the wild and awesome King Khan & the Shrines, plus Montreal true believers Red Mass. This is their first of two NYC shows.
Diarrhea Planet, Music Band, Black Wine, GODS @ Asbury Lanes
Nashville garage rockers Diarrhea Planet are one of those bands you "have to see live" and from their raging stage show, it's clear why.
The Spook School, Heathers, Lost Gloves, Light Therapy @ Matchless
This show features two of the highlights of the just-passed NYC Popfest: Scotland's The Spook School make punky indie pop and feature a drummer who could probably host a TV show if rock n' roll doesn't work out; Heathers make scrappy indie rock a la The Wedding Present (who they just might cover).
Syd tha Kyd, White Sea @ Baby's All Right
Interesting double bill at Baby's tonight with a set from Odd Future's Syd tha Kyd and another from White Sea, aka Morgan Kibby's (of M83) other band.
Fucked Up, Big Ups, In School @ Bowery Ballroom
Fucked Up's got a new album out, Glass Boys, which may be their closest yet to a straightforward rock record. But none of that should matter tonight because whether or not Fucked Up are at their most ambitious or just playing it straight, their live shows are a big, sweaty mess of a party. Both openers are good too.
Washed Out, Wunder Wunder @ Brooklyn Bowl
This official Governors Ball afterparty sounds like a chill, danceable evening with Portlandia themesters Washed Out's mellow beats.
Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, Braveyoung, DJ Gravves, Shaun Durkan (DJ
Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Gorilla Vs Bear and Forest Family are curating tonight's BKNB show featuring the clothing-optional dancepop of Ejecta, and Mississippi's under-appreciated Dent May. Free and all-ages.
Delay, Shellshag, Martha, Giant Peach @ Death by Audio
Great bill at DbA tonight with indie rock-leaning pop punks Delay, NYC DIY vets Shellshag, UK indie popsters Martha (who were a highlight of Popfest last weekend), and local indie rockers Giant Peach.
Salt-n-Pepa, Oxymorrons @ Highline Ballroom
Still with the original line-up, hip hop trio Salt n' Pepa should treat tonight's crowd to their stable of teriffic '80s and '90s hits like "Push It," "Whatta Man" and ""Let's Talk About Sex."
AlunaGeorge, Trippy Turtle @ Irving Plaza
AlunaGeorge may be best known for their contribution to Disclosure's "White Noise," but their Body Music LP has plenty of its own good material too.
R Stevie Moore, Jody, Xenia Rubinos, DONCHRISTIAN, Little Band of Sailors, Jimmy Whispers, Alta Vida, DJs JayTram, LeBlaze & Molent Death, Living Things, Rowan, VHVL @ Knockdown Center
A lot of artists on this show at Queens venue Knockdown Center, notably including home recording/lo-fi pioneer R Stevie Moore and eccentric singer/songwriter Xenia Rubinos.
Kayo Dot, Bent Knee @ Littlefield
Kayo Dot's experimental metal pulls from tons of genres outside of metal and makes for a very weird, but totally mesmerizing mix. Always a good live band.
Saintseneca, Memory Map @ Mercury Lounge
Saintseneca aren't drastically different from Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel and the like, but while all too many bands doing "indie folk" lately are taking the mainstreamized, Mumford-style approach, Saintseneca's DIY style is very appreciated.
James Blake (DJ set), 1-800-Dinosaur, Airhead, Dan Foat, Mr Assister @ Output
James Blake is now as much a singer/songwriter as he is an electronic producer or DJ, but it's worth remembering he's still very good at the latter.
Jucifer, cleanteeth, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer may only have two people, but from the stacks of amps the guitarist packs the stage with, they can still create a massive wall of sound.
Majical Cloudz, Dutch E Germ @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Canadian duo Majical Cloudz are getting ready to go on tour with Lorde -- a strange double bill for anyone who's seen their intense live performances. Here's a chance to see them in a much smaller setting than in the fall.
Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Sebastian Tamayo, Matrixxman @ Verboten
Good electronic bill at Verboten tonight with the hip hop-inspired Nosaj Thing, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.
Smokey Robinson @ Beacon Theatre
Singer of some of the best songs with "Tears" in the title -- among many other greats -- Smoky Robinson is a true legend.
Andrew Bird @ BAM
With a new album of Handsome Family covers out now, Andrew Bird plays tonight as part of BAM's RadioLoveFest. Of note, Tift Merritt (no slouch in her own right) is currently part of Bird's band.
Eric Duncan, JDH, Andrew Blancato @ Cameo
It's a FIXED party at Cameo with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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