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by Ian Chainey

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As discussed, Brooklyn's Burning Volume 1 is set to ignite on September 19 and September 20. The two-day event takes place at the Acheron (9/19) and The Wick (9/20) and features a killer lineup of crust, d-beat, and punk heavies including the legendary Doom playing both nights. The UK crusties released Corrupt Fucking System back in December and digitally re-released the Doomed Again compilation in April. You can get your dose of Doom with full streams of both below. In addition, the band has announced they're working on new material, per their Facebook: "Coming along nicely. All sound totally different but still sound like doom, not sure how that works...but it does." With that, let's break down the rest of the bands.

The festivities begin Friday, September 19 at the Acheron (tickets). In addition to Doom, attendees will get the scuzzy psych punk of Lecherous Gaze. The Annihilation Time/Witch/Saviours-related Oakland group -- who will also be joining the packed bill at Uninvited Fest -- released Zeta Reticuli Blues this year on Tee Pee Records, a fun romp through acid-saturated heavy rock and proto-punk filtered through an SST-centric vibe. They'll be joined by Boston's Aspects of War, a d-beat lover's dream that have been building quite the fanbase based on their demos. Finally, New Jersey's Razorheads will supply an ultra-distorted wallop that mixes d-beat rhythms with a penchant for tinnitus-inducing noise.

The Wick's night on Saturday, September 20 (tickets) brings in Oi!-sters Hard Skin, a band including internet-infamous Sean "Fat Bob" Forbes. The outfit plays rowdy anthems that subtly play around with what their punk can be. For instance, the alt-version of last year's On the Balls titled Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear handed over vocal duties to a number of unexpected guests including Joanna Newsom. Their showmates include Oakland's Kicker -- featuring members of Neurosis, Filth, and Dystopia -- who are just as fun and are working on a follow-up to their Tankcrimes-released pure punk rager Not You. Pittsburgh's EEL, on the other hand, add all manner of powerelectronics adornments to their punk, creating quite a squall. Their new Endless Fucker LP is a highlight for those who like it loud. Brooklyn's Nomad operate in the same frame of mind, giving the noisecore of Japanese deafeners a U.S. take. San Francisco's Crimson Scarlet respin anarcho punk with a deathrock sensibility, releasing the texturally intriguing Athens Cave Sessions back in June. And Trenchgrinder infuse Brooklyn's Burning with a metal flavor. They shook speakers on their January split with Skullshitter that fused thrash, Bolt Thrower-esque chugs, and grindy crust.

The show flyers along with streams from the bands appear below...

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by Ian Chainey

DOOM at Maryland Deathfest in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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The initial lineup for Brooklyn Burning Vol. 1, a two-day event taking place at Bushwick's The Wick and nearby neighbor The Acheron on September 19 & 20, has been announced. UK icons DOOM, who released the long-awaited Corrupt Fucking System in December, will be headlining. Other bands on the bill include oi pranksters Hard Skin, Oakland psych punkers Lecherous Gaze, fellow Oaklanders Kicker, NYC's noisy Nomad, and more. Tickets for the 9/20 show at The Wick with DOOM Hard Skin, EEL, Crimson Scarlett, Kicker, and Nomad go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at noon. Details on Acheron shows are still TBA. Flyer below.

In related touring news, Lecherous Gaze -- featuring members of Annihilation Time, Witch, and Saviours -- are currently touring on the West Coast in support of their Tee Pee-released Zeta Reticuli Blues. Kicker, who themselves are something of a supergroup with current/ex members of Neurosis, Filth, and Dystopia, have a number of late summer dates laid out, though only two California events have been confirmed.

All of the dates are listed, along with the Brooklyn Burning lineup and streams from the bands, below.

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Tickets for the Kanye West shows at Prudential Center, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, and Nassau Coliseum go on AmEx/VIP package presale today at 10 AM. (The Atlantic City show actually says AmEx presale starts Friday at 10 AM, but that's also the general on-sale start time.)

Tickets for the Black Lips show at Webster Hall with Natural Child go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Wild Beasts show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ex Hex show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for their Glasslands show.

Tickets to see Despise You, Full of Hell and others at Saint Vitus are on sale now. Tickets for Full of Hell's Acheron show with Mutilation Rites go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon.

Tickets for the Om show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Sword and Big Business show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chromeo show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

4AD-signed art pop artist Lo-Fang has been added as an opener to the three sold-out Lorde shows at Roseland Ballroom, and he'll also play his own NYC show on January 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

oOoOO is playing Glasslands on February 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Timber Timbre show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solids show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets for the newly-added Josh RItter and Gregory Alan Isakov show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bombay Bicycle Club show at Webster Hall with Royal Canoe go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Hidden Cameras show at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Tickets for the Diamond Youth show at Acheron are on sale now.

Nomad, who were just announced for New York's Alright 2014, are also playing local shows on 2/21 at Acheron with Sad Boys, EEL, Mueco and Scab Eaters; and 3/8 at Acheron with System Fucker and Aspects of War. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.

Foxygen side project Diane Coffee is playing Glasslands on Saturday (1/11) with White Hinterland and Isadora. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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.

Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent, December 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)

After teasing us with a promise of an "international punk and hardcore" fest in NYC, organizers have announced New York's Alright 2013. The festival will happen April 18 - 21 in NYC and will feature everything from local favorites like Perdition, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, to names like Double Negative, Culo, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Stagnation, The Rival Mob, Hoax, and many many more. Full lineup announcement is below, individual show lineups and venues are still TBA.

Both Hoax and Warthog, who are on board for the NYC fest, play with Inmates at Acheron on January 12.

Full statement regarding New York's Alright is below.

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