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photo: Dr. Dog at Mercury Lounge in 2014 (more by Joe McCabe)
Dr. Dog

Pennsylvania's Dr. Dog are heading out on tour in early 2016. They'll be hitting NYC for a big show at Terminal 5 on March 18. Tickets for that one are on fan presale now (password for all dates is "swamplivin") with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/21) at noon and the general on-sale starting Friday (10/23) at 10 AM.

No word yet on tour support or new music, though they did put out a live album earlier this year and Dr. Dog's Eric Slick has been busy with Lithuania. All dates are listed, with a video from the live album, below...

Continue reading "Dr. Dog announce 2016 tour, T5 included (tix on sale)"

by Andrew Sacher


Philly's Lithuania is another band of Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, but they're nothing like that band. Eric collaborated with Dominic Angelella (also of DRGN KING) to make the kind of crunchy, fuzzy rock that's closer to Weezer or indie rock's recent flirtations with pop punk and emo. The album was produced by Hop Along's Joe Reinhart and Thin Lips' Kyle Pulley, and Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan makes an appearance on the album's title track, "Hardcore Friends," along with Field Mouse singer Rachel Browne. The album comes out August 14 via Lame-O Records (pre-order physical or digital), and a full stream premieres below.

Continue reading "Lithuania streaming debut LP, feat. members of Hop Along"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Hop Along at BV-RBSS at Baby's in January (more by Ryan Muir)
Hop Along

Hop Along already released "Waitress" and "Powerful Man" from their upcoming album Painted Shut (due 5/5 via Saddle Creek), and today they offered up a third track, "Texas Funeral." Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan has one of the most distinct voices in current indie rock, thanks in no small part to the way she goes from softer singing to a raspy yell without any warning or interest in holding anything back. When she brings that yell in on "Texas Funeral"'s chorus of "NONE of this is gonna happen to me!" it's the same type of cathartic release you get from "Stranger in India, I'm gonna be creepin' on you so hard!" or "Meteor, meteor, make me young!" or any of the other lines you can't go to a Hop Along show without hearing the crowd shout. And like the last single, this one's got another ripping solo from Joe Reinhart, whose guitar playing is as important an element of the new record as Frances' voice. Listen below, via Stereogum.

Hop Along's tour hits NYC on May 5 at Rough Trade (tickets) and May 10 at Baby's All Right (tickets). As mentioned, Thin Lips are opening both of those shows, and since we last spoke, Crying were added to the Rough Trade show. Hop Along also recently added Field Mouse and Lithuania (mem Dr. Dog) to several other dates on the tour.

Thin Lips also have a new release coming on May 5, Divorce Year, on Seagreen Records. Its new single "Nothing Weird" came out recently via Stereogum, and you can also hear that below, along with the new Hop Along song and updated list of tour dates.

Continue reading "Hop Along share new song "Texas Funeral"; Thin Lips, Field Mouse, Crying & others opening on their tour"

photo::: Hanni El Khatib @ Knitting Factory, 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Hanni El Khatib

San Francisco soulful garage rocker Hanni El Khatib just released his third full-length, Moonlight, via Innovative Leisure. You can stream that in full below. He's gearing up for a hefty US tour opening for Dr. Dog  followed by a headlining European tour. The US dates with Dr. Dog don't come to NYC, but Hanni El Khatib will stop here on the way back from Europe, playing Bowery Ballroom on March 30. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon.

Dr. Dog may not be coming to NYC with El Khatib -- they did just play here a few times -- but they will be opening for Dispatch at MSG on July 10. Tickets for that show are on sale.

All upcoming Hanni El Khatib and Dr. Dog dates are listed, along with a video for Moonlight's title track and  album stream, below...

Continue reading "Hanni El Khatib released 'Moonlight' (stream it), playing NYC after tour with Dr Dog and dates in Europe"


Tickets for the six Bjork shows at Carnegie Hall and City Center go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets for the Rush shows at Prudential Center and MSG go on VIP presale today at 10AM.

Tickets for David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' shows at Barclays Center go on AmEx presale today at 10AM. The live music portion will feature performances from Byrne, Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Dev Hynes, Kelis, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, St. Vincent, and tUnE-yArDs, plus 10 color guard teams from the US and Canada.

If you missed out on getting tickets for The Sonics shows at Irving Plaza and The Stone Pony in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the The Mountain Goats show at Webster Hall in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM. Tickets for their City Winery shows are on sale now.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Shakey Graves/Nikki Lane show at Warsaw in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM. Their Irving Plaza show is sold out.

Tickets for the Inter Arma and Yautja show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Bob's Burgers Live show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster (of The Best Show) show at The Bell House go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Two Gallants show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10AM. shows on February 13 at Mercury Lounge and February 14 at Rough Trade have sold out.

Tickets for the Kind of Like Spitting and The City on Film show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the SALES show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at time. They also play Baby's All Right on April 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10AM.

Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra are playing six shows in the NYC area, one in NJ at State Theatre on May 7, two on Long Island at The Space at Westbury on May 16 and 17, two at Capitol Theatre on May 29 and 30, and one at Brooklyn Bowl on June 1. Tickets for the NJ and Long Island shows go on sale at 10 AM and noon respectively. Cap tickets go on sale at noon, and Brooklyn tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the newly-added Jeff Beck shows at The Paramount and Capitol Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively. His 4/18 show at the Cap is sold out, but you can still get tickets to his two other Paramount shows.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Mastodon/Clutch/Graveyard show at Central Park Summerstage in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at noon.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Interpol show at Prospect Park in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at noon.

Buffy Sainte-Marie is playing Highline Ballroom on May 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the John Cooper Clarke show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Seth Avett + Jessica Lea Mayfield show at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Manic Street Preachers show at Webster Hall go on sale today at 1 PM.

Tickets for the Kaki King show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets for her Ecstatic Music Festival performance are still available.

Tickets for the Nude Beach show with White Hills at Bell House go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pokey LaFarge show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler) show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Single Mothers/Dirty Nil show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets to see Weatherbox with Have Mercy at The Studio at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pennywise, A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket shows at Irving Plaza and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Bane, Backtrack and Malfunction are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on April 25. Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Guttermouth and Counterpunch are playing Saint Vitus on March 16. Tickets are on sale now.

RX Bandits are playing MHOW on April 13. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday at 10AM.

Houndmouth are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 1. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Dr. Dog are opening for Dispatch at MSG on July 10. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Shaky Knees

We're officially in Music Festival Announcement Season, and the latest one is Atlanta's annual Shaky Knees Festival, happening May 8-10. This year includes The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel (supposedly one of your last chances to see them for a while), Interpol, Flogging Molly, TV on the Radio, Manchester Orchestra, James Blake, Death from Above 1979, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, American Football, Clutch, Black Lips, The Mountain Goats, Best Coast, Real Estate, Wavves, Built to Spill, The Both, Mac DeMarco, Minus the Bear, Old 97's, FIDLAR, METZ, THe Bronx, Speedy Ortiz, Palma Violets, VIet Cong, Strand of Oaks and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full initial lineup (even more TBA) below...

Continue reading "Shaky Knees Festival 2015 lineup (Strokes, Wilco, Pixies, DFA 1979, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, American Football & more)"

Elvis Perkins at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Elvis Perkins

As discussed, Dr. Dog are releasing a live album and going on a tour which includes an eight-night run in NYC. Since we last spoke, openers for those shows were announced. Their schedule now looks like this:

01-09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ Twain
01-10 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ The Districts
01-11 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ Elvis Perkins
01-12 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ mewithoutYou
01-14 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir
01-15 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ mewithoutYou
01-16 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Yellerkin
01-17 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Field Mouse
Tickets for all shows except 1/10 and 1/17 are still available.

Elvis Perkins is set to release a new album, I Aubade, on February 24 via his own MIR Records. He recently put out the album's first single, "Hogus Pogus," which falls on his softer folky side. You can stream that, with the album tracklist and artwork, below. The show with Dr. Dog is his only announced date at the moment but he plans to tour again in the spring.

mewithoutYou are also planning a new album for 2015. Most details on that are still TBA, but they recently put out a trailer for it called "Thy foes profanely rage" (album title?) which has a short clip of music and ends with "LP6 / MMXV." Stay tuned for more on that. After their two NYC shows with Dr. Dog, they open for them on several of their spring dates as well. All of those dates are listed below.

Though the show with Field Mouse is sold out, you can catch them in NYC when their tour with The Jazz June hits Saint Vitus on 12/27 (tickets).

The show with The Districts is sold out too, but there's two more chances to catch them in NYC as well. They play the 12/29 show during Deer Tick's Brooklyn Bowl residency (tickets), and they've got a headlining tour kicking off at Bowery Ballroom on February 10 with Pine Barons (tickets). All of their dates are listed below too. They've also got a new album, A Flourish and a Spoil, due out February 10 via Fat Possum. You can stream a track from that below as well.

Continue reading "Elvis Perkins, mewithoutYou & The Districts releasing new LPs, opening for Dr. Dog (like Field Mouse & others)"

photo by Daniel Cavazos
Quiet Life

Portland, OR via Connecticut folk/roots rockers Quiet Life are releasing a deluxe edition of their 2013 album, Wild Pack, this week (12/2). The deluxe edition features previously unreleased tracks, including "Big Mistake" which premieres in this post. You can stream that below.

The deluxe edition follows this year's Housebroken Man EP which includes a collaboration with My Morning Jacket singer Jim James, and it will be followed by a new album in 2015 which is being produced by Dr. Dog vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Scott McMicken.

Though the band now resides in the Northwest, they'll be returning to the Northeast this month for multiple shows in the area. The mini tour kicks off in Brooklyn on Sunday (12/7) at Brooklyn Bowl with headliner Kendra Morris and Kiah Victoria. That's one of Brooklyn Bowl's "School Night!" shows and is free with RSVP (open til 3 PM day of show) or $8 at the door without. All dates, including shows in Kingston, Philly, Asbury Park, Newtown and more, are listed below.

Speaking of Dr. Dog, they've got upcoming dates including EIGHT in NYC and have now announced a live album, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, due out January 13 via ANTI-. You can check out their album trailer, tracklist, and updated list of dates, with Quiet Life's new song and list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Quiet Life releasing deluxe edition of 'Wild Pack' & a new LP, playing shows (dates, stream); Dr. Dog releasing a live album"

Dr. Dog @ Mann Center - 9/13/14 (via @jool_ee)
Dr. Dog

On Saturday night, Dr. Dog treated us to an all-night party at the Mann Skyline Stage sharing the spotlight with Hop Along, The Front Bottoms, and Mac DeMarco. At first glance, this line-up sounds like it might not work but as proven by the end of the night, Dr. Dog is open to many sonic adventures, so it only makes sense that in their hometown, they took a chance and exposed their fan base to some music that may go against your average tour promoter's instincts.

As soon as the gates opened, many a hoodied 20-something rushed towards the front of the stage to get a good spot for the openers. Hop Along played for only 30 minutes but they made it count. The band played favorites from their last album, the amazing Get Disowned, the Shaking Through single "Sister Cities," and played two new songs that continue their trajectory to the greatest band I've heard since Throwing Muses blew my mind in the late-80's. No matter how many times I hear "Tibetan Pop Stars," it remains to me one of the most beautiful rock songs of the 2010's. [The Key]

Pennsylvania rock shapeshifters Dr. Dog are fresh off an epic show in their home state that they played this past Saturday (9/13) at Philly's Mann Center with a seemingly weird but impressive lineup of guitar pop goofball Mac DeMarco, lyrical folk/pop punks The Front Bottoms, and Philly's own indie rock crew Hop Along. (Not to mention it was the second epic bill in a row at the Mann Center that weekend.) Anyone go? How was it?

Now that that's behind them, Dr. Dog have announced an EIGHT night run happening in NYC this January before they play My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday in Mexico. The shows happen January 9-12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and January 14-17 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (9/19) at noon with AmEx and artist presales starting Wednesday (9/17) at noon. That run and the MMJ show are their only announced dates at the moment.

Flyer for the NYC shows, with videos of all four artists from the Philly show, below...

Continue reading "Dr. Dog announce EIGHT NYC shows, played epic show with Mac DeMarco, Front Bottoms & Hop Along (videos)"


2013 must have been a big success because Jim James and company are doing it again:

Today, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents proudly announce the second edition of My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday - the band's ultimate fan experience and destination concert event. My Morning Jacket brings their epic live performance, and 2500 lucky fans as witnesses, back to the fully renovated Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya from January 31-February 4, 2015 for a 4 night all-inclusive concert adventure of a lifetime.

"We are so excited for this second year of One Big Holiday...the second of what we hope will be many more to come! The first one was so beautiful we just knew we had to do it again...what could be more fun than spending quality time with a bunch of sweet folks- old friends and new- in a beautiful place celebrating music/art/peace and love!!! Let's get together and celebrate!" - My Morning Jacket

After bringing the heat last year in the stellar concert courtyard within the resort, One Big Holiday will once again feature three full shows under the stars by My Morning Jacket. Once again returning to join the band on this adventure will be Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as newcomers War On Drugs, Dr. Dog, Dawes and Sylvan Esso who will each perform one show, plus special guest DJ Biz Markie. Fans are also in for a special treat as Band of Horses will perform two full shows, including one acoustic performance as the sun goes down.

Tickets and more info at the event's site.

MMJ have no other upcoming dates at the moment, but Sylvan Esso do.

Hudson Project

Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.

In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "The Hudson Project music festival coming to the Catskills (lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips & more)"

Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Katherine Hansen)

As mentioned, Bonnaroo 2014 happens June 12 - 15 in Manchester, TN. The fest has already been dropping hints as to who's going to play this year (Kanye and Elton John seem likely as headliners) but will finally spill the beans tonight via a web show called "Blam!" which airs at 9 PM EST on Bonnaroo.com (or an Xbox app). (Maybe you watched last year's with Weird Al Yankovich and Portugal the Man.) This year's announcement special is hosted by SNL's Taran Killam and Broad City's Hannibal Buress, with a "superjam" between The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds.

There's also a pre-Blam! web event from 7 - 9 PM EST featuring live cover song performances from Tenacious D, Kings Of Leon, Phish, My Morning Jacket, and others.

Or you can just check back here: we'll have the full Bonnaroo 2014 line-up in this post once its announced.

UPDATE (9 PM): Lineup now being announced and includes Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Mastodon, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Meshuggah, Damon Albarn, Disclosure, Broken Bells, James Blake, Lionel Ritchie, Jack White, Deafheaven, Janelle Monae, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Phosphorescent, Cloud Nothings, Danny Brown, Cut Copy, Typhoon, Sam Smith, Pusha T, Warpaint, Those Darlins, Cass McCombs, Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Dr. Dog, The Bouncing Souls, Classixx, First Aid Kit, Fitz and the Tantrums, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Caveman, Washed Out, Real Estate, Rudimental, Ty Segall, Polica, A$AP Ferg, Little Dragon, Omar Souleyman, Lucero, Goat, Okkervil River, Jonathan Wilson, Wiz Khalifa, The Avett Brothers and MANY more.

Tickets go on sale Saturday (2/22) at noon.

Full lineup (spoiler: no Outkast) below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2014 line-up announced! (Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Jack White, Elton John, Neutral Milk Hotel & more)"


Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.

The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.

Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.

Full lineups for both weekends below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2014 lineups announced (Outkast, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kraftwerk, New Order, QOTSA, The National, Frank Ocean, tUnE-yArDs, Deltron 3030 & WAY more)"

noise pop

We mentioned earlier that Real Estate would be playing the 2014 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where they've actually got two shows at The Independent: February 28 with Dream Boys, and March 1 with Dominant Legs. What we haven't done is run down this year's fest which happens at venues all over San Francisco from February 25 - March 2.

In addition to Real Estate, this year's Noise Pop (now in its 21st year) features such acts as Throwing Muses, Cold Cave, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Bob Mould, No Age, The Fresh & Onlys, Dr. Dog, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, and lots more. Badges that get you into all events are on sale now.

Full list of this year's performers below...

Continue reading "San Francisco Noise Pop fest lineup (Real Estate, Throwing Muses, Bob Mould, Cold Cave, Mikal Cronin & more)"

Phosphorescent at Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We just got Q, Mojo and SPIN, and now we get another year-end music list for 2013 from Paste. The #1 slot went to Phosphorescent for their album Muchacho. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Paste Magazine's Top 50 LPs of 2013 (Phosphorescent is #1)"

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)"

Dr. Dog at Mercury Lounge in September (more by Joe McCabe)
Dr Dog

Dr. Dog, who are releasing a new album titled B-Room next week (10/1) on ANTI- (stream below via RollingStone), are currently on tour with The Lumineers, and have now announced that they'll go on a headlining tour this winter. That tour arrives in NYC on January 25 at Terminal 5. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (9/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/25) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with two videos and the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Dr. Dog announce 2014 winter tour (Terminal 5 included)"

photos by Joe McCabe

Dr. Dog at Mercury Lounge - 9/3/13
Dr. Dog - Mercury Lounge, NYC - September 3rd, 2013

Last night, when the sold-out crowd started to pack the front bar of the venue, the Philadelphia rockers were still sound-checking, and even through the closed doors and heavy drapes, "Distant Light" sounded beautiful enough to hint at what was to come. What followed was certainly no gimmick of a set, well over an hour in length, that stretched past midnight, and showed off everything that Dr. Dog have to offer these days, while giving newer fans a chance to glimpse what they may have missed of the band's beginnings. There were bouncy, vocal-heavy songs like "Heavy Light" (which they opened with), vein-popping ragers (typically led by bassist-singer Toby Leaman) like "Fate" and "Vampire," and everything in between, like the blissful "Shadow People." [The House List]
Dr. Dog are about to head out on tour with The Lumineers surrounding the release of their new album, B-Room (due out 10/1 via ANTI-), but before that stopped in NYC last night (9/3) for a sold-out very intimate late show at Mercury Lounge. Pictures from that show are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "Dr. Dog played Mercury Lounge (pics)"

Dr. Dog in Central Park in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Dr Dog

NYU are doing their annual Mystery Concert on September 3 at the Skirball Center this year. Clues have led us to believe that the lineup might look like this: Danny Brown, How to Dress Well, and Speedy Ortiz. What do you think? The show is free with your NYU ID, but you must be a student to enter.

For a minute we thought maybe Dr. Dog was playing too due to a "Reservoir Dogs" clue NYU put out mixed with the last minute, random, small Dr. Dog show at Mercury Lounge happening late the same night, but then we realized "Reservoir Dogs" also leads to Danny Brown.

Dr. Dog's new album, B-Room, is out on ANTI- October 1, and they're heading out on the road with The Lumineers in the fall. All of their dates are listed below.

And meanwhile, we know for a fact that you can catch Danny Brown in NYC for free a day earlier at Fool's Gold Day Off in Williamsburg Park (9/2).

Continue reading "Danny Brown, How to Dress Well & Speedy Ortiz playing NYU Mystery Concert???; Dr. Dog playing Merc"

Yo Gabba Gabba! w/ MGMT at Radio City in 2010 (more by Alexander Stein)
Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!, the touring version of the Nick Jr. show that is known to feature indie/alternative music, is returning to the road later this year for its holiday shows. They'll be in NYC for six shows at Beacon Theatre between December 20 and 22 (three shows on the 21st, two on the 22nd). Tickets for the Beacon Theatre shows are on CIti Cardmember presale now, and they go on sale to the general public on Monday (8/12) 10 AM.

Dr. Dog recently appeared on Yo Gabba Gabba!, performing "When You're A Gardener." Watch a video of that, along with the list of all Yo Gabba Gabba! dates, below...

Continue reading "Yo Gabba Gabba! doing a holiday tour, six Beacon Theatre shows (dates & a video of Dr. Dog on the show)"

Dave Hill & Billy Jones hosting BrooklynVegan Radio @ Firefly Fest Friday (6/21)

We had an amazing first day of Firefly Music Fest in Dover on Friday. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and especially to Django Django and Dr. Dog for coming to play and talk with our BrooklynVegan Firefly Blog Radio hosts Dave Hill and Billy Jones. Stay tuned for a full set of pictures and audio from our sessions coming soon.

Meanwhile we do it again on Saturday/today and Sunday, but with an even more action packed schedule of special guests including the just added Jim James! Please stop by Soundwave tent, not far from the Porch stage, from 1-3 pm for the following:

BrooklynVegan on the SoundWave Stage @ Firefly 2013
hosted by Billy Jones & Dave Hill
1-3pm each day

1:00 pm: CHVRCHES (live interview and audience Q&A)
1:30 pm: Jim James (live interview)
1:45 pm: Heliotropes (live performance and interview)
2:30 pm: Lord Huron (live interview and audience Q&A)

SUNDAY (6/23)
1:00 pm: Trails & Ways (live performance and interview)
2:00 pm: Amanda Palmer (live performance + audience Q&A)

Don't forget that all of these artists are also playing longer regular normal sets on the main stages as part of the festival. Check the full schedule to figure out where else they'll be and take another look at our Firefly Guide before you go. See you in Dover!


Firefly Fest 2013 starts today, Friday (6/21) in Dover, Delaware and runs through Sunday. As mentioned in our Firefly Guide, it's less than a three hour drive from NYC and even closer to Philadelphia, so if you're looking for last minute music festival plans... single day tickets are still available. Japandroids, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Petty, Earl Sweatshirt (update: Earl & Lumineers have cancelled. Schoolboy Q & Ben Harper play instead), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Passion Pit and many more are part of the three-day lineup.

We'll be down there, not only watching bands and taking pictures, but also hosting two hours of live BrooklynVegan Blog Radio each day on the stage in the Soundwave tent (next to St. Jude and close to the Porch Stage). Dave Hill and Billy Jones will host the daily live show from 1-3pm each day with a mix of live band performances, interviews, audience q&A, DJing and some jokes. Various artists that are playing the festival will come by to talk to and play for us. Stop by to rest, listen, dance, say hi, and to see the following:

BrooklynVegan on the SoundWave Stage @ Firefly 2013
hosted by Billy Jones & Dave Hill
1-3pm each day

FRIDAY (6/21)
1:00 pm - Django Django (live interview and audience Q&A)
2:45 pm - Dr. Dog (live performance and interview)

1:00 pm: CHVRCHES (live interview and audience Q&A)
1:30pm: Jim James (live interview) <---- JUST ADDED
1:45 pm: Heliotropes (live performance and interview)
2:30 pm: Lord Huron (live interview and audience Q&A)

SUNDAY (6/23)
1:00 pm: Trails & Ways (live performance and interview)
2:00 pm: Amanda Palmer (live performance + audience Q&A)

Don't forget that all of these artists are also playing longer regular normal sets on the main stages as part of the festival. Check the full schedule to figure out where else they'll be and take another look at our guide before you go. See you in Dover?

Check out a video from last year below...

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Dawes at SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

As mentioned, Bob Dylan's AmericanaramA is coming to the NYC area for a few shows in July, including one at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center on July 28 with Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Since announcing that tour, it's been revealed that the Camden tour stop is also part of this year's XPoNential Music Festival. The fest is also features Polica, Dr. Dog, and others at Susquehanna Bank Center the day before (7/27) Dylan and co. play.

And a number of bands will also be performing in Wiggins Park that weekend, including Phosphorescent, Dawes, Dr. John, Michael Kiwanuka, Justin Townes Earle, Jose James, Lord Huron, Matt Pond, Red Baraat, Edward Sharpe, and more. 3-day passes for the festival are on sale now, and tickets for just the Bob Dylan/Wilco/MMJ show are still available.

Dylan's tour also includes NYC-area shows on 7/19 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in CT with Wilco and MMJ, 7/26 at Pier A Park in Hoboken with Wilco and MMJ, and 7/27 at Jones Beach with Wilco and Beck. Tickets for the Harbor Yard, Pier A Park, and Jones Beach shows are still available.

Initial XPoNential Music Festival lineup below...

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photos by Tracy Allison

Dr. Dog at Central Park Summerstage - 9/20/12
Dr. Dog

[Dr. Dog] played behind an altered American flag with neon colors and only three stars (the symbolism escaped me). Quickly, they settled into the pattern of slow opening verses leading to huge climactic choruses, with harmonized oohs and aahs. Some cute touches were added to "I Only Wear Blue" and "The Old Days" when an electronic effect such as a horse nay and hand claps were added. But the big and memorable moment came when Delta Spirit's Matt Vasquez stumbled onto the stage during "Worst Trip." With a shaker in hand, he jumped around and eventually made his way atop Leaman's shoulders for the end of the song [The House List]
Dr. Dog took their tour to NYC for a show at Central Park Summerstage last night (9/20) with Delta Spirit and Kishi Bashi. Pictures and a video from the show are in this post.

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Outside Lands

"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."
Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....

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