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by Bill Pearis

Flowers of Evil

As mentioned, Brandon from Crocodiles will be DJing tonight at Baby's All Right as part of Kanine Records' holiday party which is free with RSVP. Brandon will also be playing at Baby's tonight too as part of Flowers of Evil which also features members of A Place To Bury Strangers, SISU, and Young Boys. Despite the makeup of the band being all from groups you could get away with calling JAMC-esque, Crocs says Flowers of Evil are "probably not what you'd expect it to be." They're the final band of the evening, preceded by Beverly, Public Access TV and Jamaica Queens. DJs (which include Kip from TPOBPAH, Lio from Kanine, and me) start at 7 PM and bands begin at 8 PM.

Crocodiles, meanwhile, will say farewell to the soon-to-close Glasslands on Sunday (12/14) with Cassie Ramone, Birds of Maya offshoot Spacin' and Brandon's wife Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls on DJ duty. Tickets for that are still available.

And lastly, Charles from Crocodiles and WARTIME gives us his Top 10 of 2014, which is a list of shows he saw. Check that out below...

Continue reading "Crocodiles playing farewell Glasslands show, give us Top 10 of 2014; Flowers of Evil added to free Baby's show tonight"


England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...

Continue reading "Glastonbury 2014 line-up announced: Arcade Fire, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Jack White, Dolly Parton, Elbow, Dexys & more"

CBGB Movie

As discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning to NYC from October 9 to 13 across various venues, and a number of films (including the premiere of the CBGB movie) are screening at the festival. Festival badges are still available, and since we last spoke, tickets for individual movies went on sale.

The CBGB movie premieres at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on October 8 and tickets for that are on sale now.

Other screenings include Bad Brains: A Band in DC, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust, Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, Geek USA, Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin', Led Zeppelin Played Here, Montreal Underground, Pleased to Meet Me, Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself, Searching for Sugarman, The Blank Generation and more. Tickets for most of those are available at Brown Paper Tickets and the film's schedule is at CBGB's site (though it requires a lot of clicking around to see it all).

Additionally, we'll be giving away tickets to all the screenings happening at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, which include Searching For Sugarman, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams, The ESG Story, Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself, The Johnny Thunders Story, Geek USA, Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/All and more. The full schedule of Wythe Hotel screenings and contest details are below.

Continue reading "CBGB Festival film screenings on sale (win tix to some!)"

Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom, Aug. 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Buke and Gase at Le Poisson Rouge in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Buke and Gase

Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs

today in NYC
* H'sao @ Joe's Pub
* Greg Johnson @ Union Hall
* Stephen Haynes @ The Stone
* Kathleen Edwards @ City Winery
* Harper Blynn @ The Living Room
* Lisa Lampanelli @ Apollo Theater
* Ivo Perelman Quartet @ The Stone
* Jonas Tauber Quartet @ Sycamore
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Trinidad James, Vinny Cha$e @ S.O.B's
* The Revivalists, Wolf! @ Mercury Lounge
* Al Gore @ Barnes & Noble-Union Square
* Kate Pittman's Denial and Error @ Barbes
* Bliss Blood, Al Street @ Pete's Candy Store
* Zula, Red Sea, In Buenos Aires @ Cake Shop
* Quicksand, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Webster Hall
* WIERD w/ Menses, Foreplay @ Home Sweet Home
* Dead Heart Bloom, Gold Lake @ Mercury Lounge
* ESG, Callers, Pegasus Warning @ Bowery Electric
Big Terrific w/ Roger Hailes, Streeter Seidell @ Cameo
* Buke and Gase, STATS, Aleuchatistas @ Bowery Ballroom
Foy Vance, Dani Elliot, Kate Davis @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Homewrecker, Death First, Trenchgrinder @ Death By Audio
Ava Luna, Friends Roulette, ARMS, Celestial Shore @ Pianos
* Titus Andronicus, The Everymen, Pop Zeus @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Foy Vance @ Radio City Music Hall
* The Vaccines (DJ set), The Denzels (DJ set) @ 70 N. 6th street
* Freddie Gibbs, Children of the Night, Fat Tony @ Santos Party House
* Rapdragons, 83 Cutlass, Animal House, Wing Dam @ Public Assemly
* The Suzan, The immaculates, El Sportivo, Father Figures @ Glasslands
* Doron Sadja, Uumans, Lea Bertucci, The Jazz Massagers @ Silent Barn

You may remember that ESG's show at Bowery Electric back in October 2012 was one of the zillion shows canceled in Hurricane Sandy's wake. The make-up show is tonight at the venue with Callers and Pegasus Warning. ESG are calling it their "final show ever" and tickets are still available.

This week's WIERD party at Home Sweet Home will feature the live debut of Menses, the NYC debut of Foreplay (mem Warthog, ex-The Men) and a DJ set from Avana. Head below for the flyer. As usual, the party jumps off at 10 PM and goes until you-probably-should-be-in-bed.

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John Grant will release his new album, Pale Green Ghosts, in March. It's quite a departure from 2010's Queen of Denmark. Check out the video to the album's title track below.

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David Johansen at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
David Johansen

Like many other East Village and Lower East Side venues , The Bowery Electric is closed for the next few days due to Hurricane Sandy aftermath. The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black show that was initially moved from Tuesday (10/30) to Thursday (11/1) has now been cancelled altogether, and tonight's (10/31) Halloween show has been postponed to a date TBD before Thanksgiving. What was supposed to be the last ESG show in NYC was scheduled to go down this Thursday (11/1) at the venue with Sinkane, but that show has been postponed TBD in December/January. All tickets for rescheduled shows will be honored. Refunds are available from ticketweb if you purchased your tickets through them, and at The Bowery Electric if you purchased your tickets there.

In terms of shows that will happen at the Bowery Electric, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen is playing there this Saturday (11/3), performing "a career spanning set of songs form his incredible 50 year career" with support from Romans and Kay Kasperhausen. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bad Brains at DeLuna Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bad Brains

Then, on Tuesday (11/6) (Election night), there will a Bad Brains tribute dubbed "Rock For Light For Human Rights," with proceeds going to Amnesty International. The house band for the night will be Todd Youth (Danzig), Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, Bad Brains), and Melvin GIbbs (Living Colour Rollins Band), and the guests include Bad Brains frontman H.R., Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Jesse Malin (D Generation), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Pegasus Warning, Felice Rosser (Faith), Ralphie G. (The Mob), Charlie Looker (Extra Life), Jesse Quattro (Secret Chiefs 3), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Kelsey Warren Byron (Pillow Theory), and many more surprise guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Bad Brains are also releasing a new album soon.

Some videos below.

Continue reading "ESG & other Bowery Electric shows cancelled; David Johansen show and Bad Brains tribute happening there soon"

!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
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Music Hall of Williamsburg will play host to a very solid bill on December 13 with dance punks !!! and now DFA-signed Renaissance man Sinkane. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, October 12 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/10) at noon. The only other announced dates for !!! at the moment are two California shows this weekend.

Sinkane, on the other hand, has a number of shows scheduled, including some appearances during CMJ. He'll play Zebulon on October 18 with Superhuman Happiness and the official Inland Empire Touring showcase at Union Pool on October 20 with Slowdance, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves, and Weeknight. No advance tickets for either of those shows at the moment but there will be tickets at the door, or you can try to get in using your CMJ badge.

As mentioned, he also plays a post-CMJ show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 23 with Zongo Junction and Pegasus Warning. That show is free with RSVP or $5 at the door. Not long after that, he'll play Bowery Electric on November 1 with ESG and DJ Conquerrah. Back in June, dance-punk legends ESG played what they said was their last NYC show ever at Le Poisson Rouge. Now they're saying this Bowery Electric show will be their last NYC show. Hmm... Tickets for ESG's second take at a final show are on sale now.

A list of all dates and a couple videos are below.

Continue reading "!!! playing NYC w/ Sinkane, who has other shows (1 w/ ESG)"


Bronx disco-punk legends ESG, who have called it quits a couple times throughout their career, most recently in 2007 only to reunite in 2008, are once again announcing their end as a group. They'll be going out with the appropriately titled Closure LP, which according to their website, became available on March 30. Listen to the track, "I Feel Tonight," from the new album at the band's website. The artwork and tracklist are below.

ESG will play their final NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on June 7 with a new generation of NYC funk punks Ava Luna (who also recently opened for the Rapture). Tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for more dates to be announced. The band says, "We will still be touring for awhile and will post all our shows on this site. So when we come your way, please come out and see us because it may be the last time we will be coming your way. I thank you for 33 years of fantastic fan support. We love you all!"

Ava Luna also play BAM in May.

ESG artwork, tracklist, and a stream of ESG's influential first album below...

Continue reading "ESG finally have 'Closure', announce final NYC show"

photos by Lori Baily


"(Le) Poisson Rouge is wall to wall dancing before ESG takes the stage. The music geeks are hugging the walls or waiting in the next room drinking Guinness and listening to Fugazi. At about 12:30, Renee Scroggins comes on stage followed by her sisters Valerie and Marie, her daughter Nicole and her niece Chistelle. The music geeks and hipsters clear out of the bar next door and invade the dance floor. We look on stage and immediately feel better about ourselves. ESG is dressed a lot like us: baseball hats, sweatshirts and jeans. The first song is "You're No Good," the first song off ESG's masterpiece A South Bronx Story. The first thing I notice is they create a huge sound by playing very simple music. They are more punk than most punk bands." [NY Press]
It was a long night at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Saturday (1/24). The early show at the venue was the double bill of Au and Stars Like Fleas. Lori was there for all three and said ESG was killer. More pictures from the whole evening below...

Continue reading "ESG, Au & Stars Like Fleas @ LPR, NYC - pics"

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Hopefully you've already got your dancin' shoes on - and no intention of taking them off. Saturday alone has a ton of danceable events going on, plus a there a few things happening after Saturday to ease you into next week....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (m83, Modeselektor, Housemeister, ESG, Tortured Soul, Save the Cannibals...)"



ESG--four Scroggins sisters plus various percussionists--formed in the South Bronx in the late '70s, and went from covering the Stones and Rufus to recording for Tony Wilson's Factory Records label. The band's uniquely minimalist funk/post-punk sound soon caught on in clubs and dance palaces like the Paradise Garage. Decades later, songs such as "Moody" and "UFO" still resonate, partly because they've been sampled hundreds of times. Alas, ESG, which reformed in the '90s, has announced its Estrojam show will be its last [they lied].
today in NYC & NJ
* ESG @ Santos
* The Drones @ Pianos
* Midnight Juggernauts @ LPR
* Marissa Nadler for Rooftop Films
* Yeasayer & No Age on a MINI roof
* The Felice Brothers & AA Bondy @ Maxwell's
* Themselves, Buck 65 & Alias @ Knitting Factory
* Beachwood Sparks & Sera Cahoone @ Bowery Ballroom
* Erykah Badu & Aretha Franklin in Liberty State Park
* Rhys Darby of Flight of the Conchords @ Starland Ballroom
* ? & ? & Krallice & Lightning Bolt & Growing @ a Todd P show
* The A-Bones, The Ettes & The Nouvellas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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