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Ride / Patti Smith / Gaz Coombes / Savages @ Field Day 6/7/2015
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London

The polarities of Sunday's rock-friendly bill are represented by Mac DeMarco and Savages. DeMarco is a nonchalant goofball whose slacker self-deprecation ("We got nothing else to do") and wayward frazzle-rock suits the genial tempo of a blazingly hot afternoon. By contrast, Savages are all discipline and attack. Their spiky punk noir is like a glass shard to the ribs and Jehnny Beth, who dedicates Fuckers to anyone dismayed by the general election result, is an increasingly formidable frontwoman.

And so to the veterans. Patti Smith's 40-year-old album Horses was a jukebox of influences - garage-rock, soul, reggae - reconfigured with a poetic downtown sensibility. She performs it in full with urgency, pathos (dedicating Elegie to "anyone you wish to remember") and wry humour. After slightly botching Break It Up she says, "I never do nothing perfect. I only fuck up perfect." Reunited 90s indie heroes Ride have a slim catalogue for headliners, but they make a glorious noise, intense yet comforting: frontman Mark Gardener dedicates the effects-pedal firestorm on Drive Blind to obvious influences My Bloody Valentine. They are clearly delighted to be back. Early in the set, the propulsive Seagull goes down so well that Gardener says, "Good night! Only joking." - [The Guardian]

London's Field Day Festival took place last weekend (June 6 & 7) in Victoria Park, with a very impressive lineup. Day 2 featured Patti Smith, Ride, Savages, former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Viet Cong, Mac DeMarco, DIIV, Matthew E. White, Ducktails, Allah-Las and more. Pictures from that day are in this post. Day 1 featured Run the Jewels, Caribou, FKA twigs, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Stealing Sheep, QT and more.

Viet Cong will be in NYC this week for Northside Fest, playing two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Girl Band, plus American Wrestlers on Saturday (6/13), and Sannhet on Sunday (6/14). Advance tickets for both are sold out, but they will be taking limited Northside badges, so if you have one of those, arrive early. More pictures from Day 2 of London's Field Day festival, below....

Continue reading "London's Field Day fest pics: Ride, Patti Smith, Gaz Coombes, Mac DeMarco, Viet Cong, DIIV, Eagulls & more"

(photo by Giovanni Duca)

Ducktails have shared a second track for their new album, St. Catherine, which will be out July 24 via Domino. You can stream the jangly "Surreal Exposure" below.

Matt Mondanile will be previewing some of the new Ducktails album at a FREE solo show this Friday (6/12) at Elvis Guesthouse. That show is just two days after Matt will play with his other band, Real Estate, opening for Belle & Sebastian at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday (6/10, tickets).

The full band version of Ducktails will be on tour later this summer, playing Bowery Ballroom on August 7 with Itasca. Tickets for that are still available. Updated tour dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Ducktails share "Surreal Exposure" from new album, playing free solo show at Elvis Guesthouse this week (dates, stream)"

by Andrew Sacher


Itasca (aka LA-via-NY songwriter Kayla Cohen) has been making bare bones folk albums for a few years now, most recently releasing Unmoored By The Wind last year via New Images. Kayla's minimal instrumentation and lightly-psychedelic touches recall late '60s / early '70s cult folk singers like Sibylle Baier and Vashti Bunyan, whose resurgence has inspired a handful of contemporary artists (Angel Olsen, Jessica Pratt, Marissa Nadler, etc). Itasca does that sound justice, as you can hear by streaming two songs from Unmoored By The Wind below.

Itasca has several tour dates coming up between this week and early August, including two stops in NYC. One of those is this month with guitar great Daniel Bachman at Union Pool on May 24. That show is also with Ignatz and Sarah Louise, and admission is $12 at the door (no advance tickets). Then this summer she returns to the road as an opener on Ducktails' tour, including the NYC show happening August 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale, and the general on-sale begins Friday (5/8) at noon.

All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Itasca touring, playing 2 NYC shows -- one with Ducktails, one with Daniel Bachman (dates, song streams)"

by Bill Pearis


Matt Mondanile will release his new album as Ducktails, titled St. Catherine, on July 24 via Domino. (Preorders are available.) He made the album primarily in Los Angeles (where he lives now) and it features appearances by James Ferraro and Julia Holter. The first track to be released is the hazy, soft-rock sounding "Headbanging In The Mirror." With its references to office life and living in New Jersey, this could have fit on Fountains of Wayne's first album. Stream it below.

Ducktails will be touring in late summer, including a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on August 7. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/6) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

Matt will be playing with Real Estate this summer as well, including when they open for Belle & Sebastian at Radio City Music Hall on June 10 (tickets). Real Estate tour dates are below as well.

Continue reading "Ducktails releasing 'St. Catherine' (listen to "Headbanging In The Mirror"), announce tour dates"

TR/ST @ Irving Plaza in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned, Glasslands is planning some cool shows for their final month. Among them is Toronto's Trust, who are now offically spelling their name TR/ST, on December 29. That show is with Klaus, SoftSpot, and a DJ set by Big Al. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 1 PM. TR/ST's last NYC visit was at Irving Plaza in September.

In addition to this and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart show on 11/24, some of the other just-announced Glasslands shows that all go on sale at 1 PM today include:

Waxahatchee, who play Asbury Lanes tonight, will play "in-the-round" Glasslands on December 10 with Steve Gunn, and the Goodbye Party (tickets).

Ducktails play Glasslands on December 26 with friends Julian Lynch and Family Portrait (tickets).

Ex Cops, whose very poppy new album Daggers in out now, play Glasslands on November 25 (tickets).

Nils Frahm, who is playing St. Paul & St. Andrew Church on November 21, will play a "special set" at Glasslands on November 20 (tickets).

Com Truise, who just headlined Music Hall of Williamsburg, will play Glasslands on December 20 with Figgy and Nitemoves (tickets).

The Blow, who just finished up a residency at Union Pool, will play Glasslands on December 5 with Zambri (when was the last time they played?) and Cookies (tickets).

photos by PSquared

Foxygen @ MHOW 10/8/2014

of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, The Dodos, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado, and Jacco Gardner are a few of the artists who'll be contributing to Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2. For it they mailed an artist an old Tascam 4-track recorder to record two songs to tape. When they finished, the mailed the machine to the next artist, and so on and so on. Subscribers to the series will receive a limited edition, two-song 7" each month in 2015, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by Grammy-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Subscriptions are available now and the full roster of 2015 participating artists is below.

Speaking of Foxygen, they were in NYC not too long ago for two shows promoting their new album, ...And Star Power. We posted pictures from Webster Hall already, but now we've got a belated set from Music Hall of Williamsbug, including openers Jungle Green. More pictures below.

Continue reading "Of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, Jonathan Rado & more part of Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series 2 ++ Foxygen MHOW pics"

Atlas Sound at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Atlas Sound

We recently mentioned that Deerhunter singer Bradford Cox is bringing his Atlas Sound project to NYC for this year's Downtown Music Festival in October (with Kiesza, Avey Tare, Autre Ne Veut and others), but he'll be in NYC sooner than that. He's playing the next installment of Noisey and Jansport's Bonfire Sessions at Brooklyn's Greenwood Park on Saturday (9/13) from 5-11 PM (555 7th ave in South Slope). It also includes Real Estate side project Ducktails (who also play tonight [9/11] at Baby's with The Stevens) and Mas Ysa. Totally free and RSVP is open now.

This show and Downtown Fest are Atlas Sound's only announced dates at the moment. Check out a video and the show flyer below...

Continue reading "Atlas Sound playing free Jansport Bonfire Session with Mas Ysa & Ducktails in Brooklyn's Greenwood Park this weekend"

by Bill Pearis


Melbourne's The Stevens pull from a variety of landmark indie rock -- The Clean, Guided by Voices, Pavement -- but don't sound quite like any of them. The band's debut album, The History of Hygiene (on Chapter Music), was produced by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and is 24 tracks of lo-to-mid-fi shambly pop perfection. No doubt there is a lot of this type of stuff out there, but The Stevens make superior product, and you can stream the whole album below.

The Stevens were just added to Gonerfest 11's line-up and they'll be touring around North America before they get there. That tour includes three NYC shows: September 10 at Cake Shop with fellow Australians Free Time and Ballroom, then September 11 at Baby's All Right with Limited and headliners Ducktails playing too, and finally Death by Audio on September 14 with San Francisco's Rat Columns. Advance tickets are on sale now for the Baby's All Right show.

All dates are listed, plus the LP stream, below

Continue reading "Australian band The Stevens touring US around Gonerfest, playing 3 NYC shows (1 w/ Ducktails) (dates, LP stream)"


If you missed out on the BrooklynVegan presale, you can get tickets for the Warpaint show at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

If you missed out on the BrooklynVegan presale, you can get tickets for the Cloud Nothings and Tyvek show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Weeknd, Schooboy Q and Jhene Aiko show at Barclays Center go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the King Tuff shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10 AM and Bowery go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the final two shows in the Allman Brothers' final Beacon Theatre run go on sale today at 10 AM.. The other four shows are sold out.

Tickets for the Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz shows at Glasslands and Mercury Lounge go on sale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Whirr and Cloakroom show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the second Lauryn Hill show at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at 10 AM. The first show is sold out.

Tickets for the Crowbar show at Gramercy Theatre with Havok, Revocation, Fit for an Autopsy and Armed for Apocalypse go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the We Were Promised Jetpacks show at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Ducktails are playing Baby's All Right on September 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Charli XCX, Elliphant and Femme are playing Webster Hall on October 7. Tickets for that 10 AM.

Death From Above 1979, Mastodon, Pallbearer, Bassnectar, OFF!, Lily Allen, Sylvan Esso, Chris Owens, and more tickets go on sale today too.

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.

Real Estate at Maxwell's in July (more by Matt Shiels)
Real Estate

New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate have announced that they're almost done with their third album, and that they'll be doing some US shows this fall surrounding their appearances at Treasure Island and Woodist Fest. You can expect to hear some of the new songs on this tour, which hits NYC during CMJ on October 17 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (9/13) at noon. All dates are listed, along with a teaser for LP3, below.

In related news, Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile announced a new EP for his solo project Ducktails. That EP, titled Wish Hotel, comes out on October 22 via Domino. You can stream the first single, "Honey Tiger Eyes," along with the artwork and tracklist below.

All dates are listed, along with the video, stream, and more, below...

Continue reading "Real Estate post teaser video for LP3, announce tour (dates); Ducktails releasing a new EP (stream a track)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Titus @ Pier 84, 8/8/2013
Titus Andronicus - Pier 84, NYC - August 8th, 2013 - Photos by Amanda Hatfield

Lucero spent this weekend in Little Rock hosting their Family Picnic. In a few weeks off they'll have a few west coast dates to contend with followed by a European tour followed by another set of US dates, this time with Titus Andronicus. The tour includes stops at The Fest, Index Festival and NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on November 8. Tickets for the NYC show go on AMEX presale at noon on Wed (8/14), and go on sale to the general public starting Friday (8/16) at noon. The two bands also visit Toad's Place in New Haven, CT on 11/12 and The Haunt in Ithaca, NY on 11/13. The full set of tour dates is below.

Titus Andronicus dodged the rain last week (8/8) at the final River Rocks show of the season, with support from Ducktails and Juan Waters. We previously posted pictures from that show, but you can check out a second set from the show in this post. More of those pictures with all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Lucero & Titus Andronicus touring, playing Terminal 5 (dates) ++ more pics from Titus' River Rocks show"

photos by Chris La Putt

Titus' Patrick Stickles and Liam Betson last night
Titus Andronicus - Pier 84, NYC - August 8th, 2013

Less than a month removed from their three-night run at the now-closed, much-missed Maxwell's in Hoboken, Titus Andronicus headlined a River Rocks show at Pier 84 last night (8/9), the final event of the summer in that space. In addition to that sad news (where has the summer gone?), it was also bittersweet to hear that TA member Liam Betson will be departing from the band -- he's moving to Canada -- and last night was his final show. Godspeed Mr. Betson.

Joining the band was Real-Estate-related project Ducktails and The Beets' frontman Juan Waters, all three of which fought off the bursts of rain. Pictures of all three are in this post.

After a few weeks off, Titus Andronicus will embark on a new set of dates concentrated on the Midwest and Northwest. No NYC in the cards just yet, but those in that portion of the US can check them out at the dates listed below below.

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus played Pier 84 w/ Ducktails & Juan Wauters, touring through September (pics, updated dates)"

Real Estate at Crest Hardware in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Real Estate

We're less than a week away from the official closing of Hoboken rock venue Maxwell's, and still more shows are being added to the club's final schedule. Another NJ band who has gone on to achieve higher levels of success, Real Estate, will play a late show (11 PM doors) on Monday (7/29). It's the second show members of Real Estate will have played there this month, considering Martin Courtney joined The Feelies a few weeks ago. Tickets for Monday's show are on sale now.

Other upcoming shows at the venue include The Muff's tonight (7/25), Wild Nothing, Mission of Burma, Lee Ranaldo & the Dust, and The Bongos.

You can also catch Real Estate side project Ducktails at MoMA tonight (7/25). Then they play more shows in August, including a free NYC show with another NJ band who just played Maxwell's, Titus Andronicus on August 8 on Pier 84 with Juan Wauters (of The Beets). That show is part of the River Rocks series, which hosts Foxygen, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and The Aves tonight. All Ducktails dates are listed below.

Another Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & the Freaks open for Woods at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (7/27), and after touring the US and Canada for the next month, return home for a show at Cake Shop on August 28. All Freaks dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Real Estate playing Maxwell's; side projects playing NYC"

Mikal Cronin in Chicago in February (more by Kristie Shanley)
Mikal Cronin

This summer, MoMA will be hosting the return of their MoMA Nights series every Thursday in July and August. In July we get the indie rock stuff (curated by MoMA's PopRally), with shows from Ex Cops on 7/4, TEEN on 7/11, Mikal Cronin on 7/18, and Ducktails on 7/25. Then in August, it's the contemporary composer/modern art type performances from Pauline Oliveros, Tristan Perich and more. Each MoMA Night runs from 5:30 to 8 PM with the music beginning at 6:30. Regular museum admission applies.

Mikal Cronin also has an upcoming sold out Bowery Ballroom show, Ducktails has an upcoming free show with Titus Andronicus, and TEEN have an upcoming show with Eleanor Friedberger.

More info on MoMA Nights at MoMA's site. Full schedule below...

Continue reading "MoMA Nights 2013 schedule (Mikal Cronin, Ducktails & more)"

Kendrick Lamar at SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)

Tickets for the individual shows of Downtown Music Festival (5/10-11), which were just announced are on sale now, in addition to passes.

A whole bunch of other tickets just went on sale too.

Day-by-day schedule for Downtown Music Festival below...

Continue reading "individual Downtown Music Fest shows on sale now"

TEEN @ Glasslands. Sept. 2013 (more by Courtney Dudley)

The Downtown Music Festival happens in two weeks (May 10 - 11) at NYC venues on or below Houston St. A few artists have been added to the fest's line-up: Nguzunguzu, Antwon, TEEN, Branchez, Mess Kid, Jade <3 & Blind Benny, Anais Mitchell, Crush Distance and Nire & Nani. Tickets (single day and two-day passes, and VIP passes) are still available.

The festival has also announced the daily line-ups, so we now know things like that Black Hippy and Fat Tony will be playing at Capitale on Friday night (5/10); Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth and Antwon will be at Element on Friday; and Ratking, Black Dave, Vashtie, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Jade <3 & Blind Benny will be at Tammany Hall on Saturday night (5/11), to name a few. Check out the full schedule below.

Continue reading "Downtown Music Festival adds more artists (Antwon, TEEN + more), announces daily schedule"

River Rocks

We reported some Seaport Music Festival news earlier and now the free, annual River Rocks series (for the second year on Pier 84) has announced it's 2013 line-up. The first happens on July 11 with Generationals and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. Then the second happens on July 25 with Foxygen (who will hopefully actually play this time) and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (who just toured with Sallie Ford) and Waxahatchee. And finally, on August 8 it's Titus Andronicus and Ducktails. That explains the absence of a NYC date on Titus' upcoming tour. All River Rocks shows are free and all-ages. Doors open at 6 PM.

Generationals just played Bowery Ballroom last night (4/22) and are sticking around for another NYC show TONIGHT (4/23) at The Rock Shop with Future of What. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Waxahatchee open for The Babies this Saturday (4/27) at Glasslands (sold-out).

Titus Andronicus just released a Record Store Day 12", which included "Still Lie with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" from last year's Local Business and two previously unreleased tracks, "(I've Got A) Date Tonight" and "The Dog," the latter of which is sung by drummer Eric Harm, rather than frontman Patrick Stickles. Updated Titus dates are listed, along with a stream of "The Dog," below...

Continue reading "River Rocks announces 2013 free show lineup (Titus, Foxygen, Ducktails, Thao, Waxahatchee, Generationals, more)"

Autre Ne Veut at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Autre Ne Veut

As mentioned, Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year, including NYC from May 10 to 11 across various LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more.

In addition to the previously announced lineup of Black HIppy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Palma Violets, Teengirl Fantasy, and others; more acts have just been added. Those new acts include Andrewy Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Autre Ne Veut, Guards, Ryan Hemsworth, Port St. Willow, Kilo Kish, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Vashtie, Fat Tony, d'Eon and Kingdom (playing with Kelela, who sang a song on the Teengirl Fantasy album last year and sings a song on the new Kingdom EP this year, which you can listen to below).

2-Day passes for the festival have sold out, but single day tickets for May 10 and May 11 are still available. The day-by-day lineups have also been announced, and you can check those out below.

Continue reading "updated Downtown Music Festival lineup & tix info (Autre Ne Veut, Ryan Hemsworth, eXquire, Kilo Kish & more added)"

Palma Violets at BV SXSW 2013 day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Palma Violets

Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year with a lineup that includes Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth, and Black Dave, plus more TBA.

The first festival takes place in NYC from May 10 to 11 across multiple venues, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Angel Orensanz, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, and Element. The full lineup and schedule for the NYC shows has not been announced yet, but we do know that it includes the previously announced Palma Violets show at Bowery Ballroom (which is now sold out, but tickets are still available for PV's MHOW show a day earlier). We also hear that they're trying to put up an outdoor stage and shut down Ludlow St to car traffic (which Pianos and Cake Shop are both on) for the festival, but no exact word on how that will work out.

2-Day Passes for the NYC festival are on sale now and tickets for individual nights go on sale Friday, April 12 at 11 AM.

After NYC, the festival will also pass through Philly, Toronto, Boston, LA, Denver, and Las Vegas, but the dates for those cities has not been announced yet.

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Of Montreal / Ducktails @ Savannah Stopover, 3/8/2013
Of Montreal

Amazingly, Athens-based of Montreal's gig was their first ever in Savannah.

Of Montreal's show in the park was also the first time the sweeping backdrop of our so-called band shell was used to full effect. Surreal and colorful, the dancing images looked almost as wonderful from a distance as the ridiculous stage theatrics appeared up close.

That event might have been the signature event of the third annual indie music festival that lures many bands headed to Austin for SXSW, but there were plenty of other gems.

Thursday's opening night lineup was especially impressive.

To get the festival rolling, the rich sounds of The Last Bison filled up the glorious North Garden at the Ships of the Sea Museum. The music ended about six hours later, with Mac DeMarco finishing his set by crowd surfing at The Jinx.

In between, a couple of dozen acts played at a variety of downtown venues, including Thurston Moore and his new band Chelsea Light Moving in the beautifully renovated ballroom at the Knights of Columbus on Liberty Street. - [Savannah Now]

As mentioned, the Savannah Stopover happened over the weekend in its namesake Georgia town with bands from all over the world playing on their way to SXSW. BV photographer Dominick Mastrangelo was there the whole weekend and here are pics from Friday (3/8), including shots of Of Montreal, Braids, Ducktails, Chris Cohen and more. Check them out below.

Continue reading "The Savannah Stopover: day 2 in pics (of Montreal, Ducktails, Braids and more)"

Enslaved @ Gramercy Theatre, 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)


today in NYC
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* Timeflies @ Terminal 5
* Mazz Swift @ The Stone
* JDH & Dave P @ Le Bain
* Isadora, ANML @ Glasslands
* Gerry Read @ Cameo Gallery
* Leon Gruenbaum @ The Stone
* Rachid Halihal Ensemble @ Barbes
* George Lopez @ The Capitol Theatre
* Bryan and the Aardvarks @ Joe's Pub
* Del McCoury, Sam Bush @ City Winery
* The New Mastersounds @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Money & King, French Camp @ The Gutter
* Janeane Garofalo @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Murs, Prof, Fashawn @ The Knitting Factory
* Com Truise, Beacon, Nitemoves @ Glasslands
* Challenge Of The Future, Daddy @ Union Pool
* Torres, Jennifer O'Connor, Spires @ Cake Shop
* Bart B More, GTA, Alex English @ Webster Hall
* deafheaven, Sannhet, Clean Teeth @ Saint Vitus
* Port St. Willow, Salt Cathedral @ Mercury Lounge
* Ross Bellenoit, Sonja Sofya @ Pete's Candy Store
* Dubbel Dutch, Kilbourne, Tigga Calore @ 285 Kent
* Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia @ New Museum
* The Spinto Band, ARMS, Brazos @ Mercury Lounge
* Chrysta Bell, She Keeps Bees @ Le Poisson Rouge
* XNY, Graveyard Lovers, The Wives @ Bowery Electric
* Jacques Renault, Session Victim, Justin Miller @ Cielo
* Har Mar Superstar, Mike Mictlan @ The Knitting Factory
* Enslaved, Pallbearer, Ancient VVisdom @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Veda Rays, Hippy, Skinny Bones, Clouty @ Muchmore's
* Bodyparts, Thrillington, Marcos Napa @ Secret Project Room
* Mother Feather, Deadbeat, Darling, Pre War @ Cameo Gallery
* Nico Vega, Eytan & The Embassy, Spirit Animal @ Santos Party House
* The Dreebs, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Heaven's Gate @ Silent Barn
* Eola, John K, Sean Nicholas, Savage, Jerry Paper, Haussmann @ Big Snow
* Legs Life Tree Trunks, Zula, Nic Lawless, The Ne're Dowells @ Shea Stadium
* Department of Correction, Strong Intention, Sender/Receiver @ The Acheron
* The Numerators, CBKS, The Nervous Ticks, Video Daughters, Summer Saints @ Living Bread Deli
* Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns, MIDI Matilda, Oh No Fiasco @ Best Buy Theater
* Youth & The Drug Explosion, The National Rifle, Galapagos Now @ The Grand Victory
Enemy Planes, Cold Blood, Romans, Midnight Spin, Cosmonaut, The Grape and the Grain @ Pianos
* Cockney Rejects, Youth Brigade, Murphy's Law, The Templars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Acid Baby Jesus, Hellshovel, Twin Guns, The Psyched, The Recordettes, The Mess Around, @ The Bell House

Confessional grunge-folk singer Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott) plays her first of two NYC shows tonight. Tonight's show is at Cake Shop with Jennifer O'Connor and Spires ($8 admission, 8 PM doors), and her next show is on Sunday (2/24) at The Paper Box with Mainland and Divining Rod (tickets). You can stream her debut album in its entirety below.

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Ducktails made a video for their single "Letter of Intent" and you can watch that below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

My Brightest Diamond @ BAM, May 2012 (more by David Andrako)
My Brightest Diamond

Ducktails @ Glasslands, October 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)

today in NYC
* John Mulaney @ UCB
* John Hodgman @ Union Hall
* Tomas Fujiwara Trio @ Barbes
* We are the Woods @ Joe's Pub
* Hot Club of Detroit @ The Iridium
* Louie Vega, Kevin Hodge @ Cielo
* Big Daddy Kane, Lunice @ S.O.B.'s
* Wands, Zena Rd @ The Grand Victory
* Trey Anastasio @ The Capitol Theatre
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Soundgarden @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Onuinu, Chrome Sparks @ Cameo Gallery
* Wu-Block, Ghostface Killah @ Santos Party House
* Palma Violets, Hollerado, The Teen Age @ Glasslands
* Majical Cloudz, Tempers, Kuhrye-oo @ Death By Audio
* Family Photos, Such Hounds, Cold Ones @ Cake Shop
* Trinidad James, Antwon, Hot Sugar @ Public Assembly
* My Brightest Diamond, Talk Normal @ Bowery Ballroom
* Sophie et le Femme, Leyla McCalla @ Pete's Candy Store
* Ducktails, Chris Cohen, Future Shuttle @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Comadrone, Friend Roulette, DT Rotbot, Landlady @ Pianos
* Taylor Ho Bynum, Sara Schoenbeck, Joe Morris @ The Stone
* A Breif View Of The Hudson, Madison Cano @ Bowery Electric
* Big Terrific w/ Guy Branum, Josh Gondelman, Barry Rothbart @ Cameo
* Stephen Haynes, Kyoko Kitamura, Michael Evans, Joe Morris @ The Stone
* Takka Takka, Pattern is Movement, WIM, Future of What @ Mercury Lounge
* All Night Chemists, Dub Trio, Sky White Tiger, Matt Sucich @ Rockwood Music Hall

Tonight's Ducktails show at Le Poisson Rouge is a release party for their new album, The Flower Lane, and will be performed In the Round. You can still get tickets to the show which features a slew of guests, including Chris Cohen, Jessa Farkas (of Future Shuttle), Joel Ford (of Ford and Lopatin), and Real Estate's Martin Courtney. If you can't make it (or aren't in NYC) you can stream it live via Pitchfork.tv beginning at 10:30 PM EST.

UK group Palma Violets play their second of three Brooklyn shows this week, tonight at Glasslands and tickets are still available. If you're going, be sure to get there early for Canadian openers Hollerado who are a lot of fun. They play Glasslands again on Monday (1/28).

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Grizzly Bear just announced a whole slew of new dates to go along with the Governors Ball announcement, and released a remix of "Gun Shy" by Lindstrom. Listen to that below.

Deap Vally have a new video for their track "Lies" and you can watch that below too.

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Real Estate in a church in Brooklyn last month (more by Greg Cristman)
Real Estate

Mini have teamed up with RCD LBL to present the Normal Crashing Tour, which brings a different band to a secret location in different US cities. The "tour" began in Chicago on Monday (12/3) with Twin Shadow and comes to Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Friday (12/7) at 5:30 for a free Real Estate show in a TBA location. More info on that show at the facebook event but RSVP is not required. The "tour" will also come to Austin and LA soon. Stay tuned.

In related news, Real Estate member Alex Bleeker (and The Freaks) will open the third of three shows in Deer Tick's upcoming Brooklyn Bowl residency, where Deer Tick will be performing an album and an EP in full each night. Alex is on board for the December 19 show where Deer Tick is doing Divine Providence and the Tim EP. Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick is also playing an opening set. Tickets for that show are still available, or you can also pick up a three night pass, which gains you access to all three shows, the first of which is tonight (12/5).

As mentioned, the other Real Estate side project Ducktails (led by Matt Mondanile) will play a guest-filled record release show for their new album, The Flower Lane, on January 23 at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets). Matt just dropped a new song off that album, "Letter of Intent," which features Jessa Farkas (of Future Shuttle) on vocals, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin) on synth, and Joel Ford (Airbird, Ford & Lopatin) on bass. You can stream that song below. Jessa and Joel are both on board for the release show at LPR and it wouldn't be a surprise if Oneohtrix Point Never, who just played MoMA PS1 with Ducktails, shows up too.

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photos by Robert Altman

Holly Herndon
Holly Herndon

Experimentalist Holly Herndon played a Pitchfork co-presented Sandy benefit at MoMA PS1 in the VW Dome on Sunday (12/2) with DJ sets by Ducktails and Oneohtrix Point Never. Pictures from that show are in this post.

You can catch Oneohtrix Point Never in NYC again when he DJs 285 Kent on Friday (12/7) with live sets by Autre Ne Veut and Mykki Blanco (tickets).

Ducktails will play live in NYC at their guest-filled record release show for their new album, The Flower Lane, on January 23 at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets).

More pics below.

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