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The Deli NYC Issue #39 (10th Anniversary)
UPDATE: The McKibbin Loft vacate notices mentioned below have now caused The Deli 10th Anniversary party to move to Brooklyn Fireproof. Details TBA.
The Deli Mag has been chronicling the local scene (in NYC and other cities) and talking recording gear for 10 years, and they're celebrating a decade in print with a few parties. with Higher Animals, EULA, Melody Joy, Deathrow Tull, The Pluto Moons, Paxico Records, Joya Bravo, and Rue Brown, with a special Brooklyn Wildlife set featuring Ohene Cornelius, Johnny Voltik, Tyquan Sounds, Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky and more. Also playing, legendary junglist DJ Soul Slinger, plus a BBQ, tattoo artists and more. The party starts at 4 PM and the flyer is below. As mentioned above, this was originally supposed to be at McKibbin Lofts but is now happening at Brooklyn Fireproof. Stay tuned for details.
Then next weekend The Deli will take over Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The Friday, August 1 show is with Drowners, Spires, Mainland, The Can't Tells, and Little Racer. The Saturday, August 2 show is with Diane Birch, Secret Someones, 5J Barrow, The Prettiots and Poor Remy. Those shows, like most at BK Bazaar, are free and open to the public. You can also RSVP to skip the line.
And in related news, Gothamist reports that a few of the tenants living in McKibbin Lofts basement spaces have been ordered to vacate with a notice saying "the Department of Buildings has determined that conditions in this premises are immediately perilous to life." Lit Lounge is due to open its Bushwick location in McKibbin this fall.
Deli party flyer below...
by Bill Pearis
Monica Salazar and Jared Olmsted are both from California but they met and formed Courtship Ritual here in Brooklyn. They describe themselves thusly:
Courtship Ritual are not a chillwave group, they are not a witch house group, they don't play EDM music and they don't play dubstep. Courtship Ritual are an original Post-Pop group of 2014, and their ditties are short, succinct and every one a potential swan song.What do they sound like then? The most prominent components to these ears are Salazar's voice and Olmstead's liquid bass, giving Courtship Ritual a dark, mossy vibe. There's a little David J in there, maybe some early Eno or Japan, and they would make good openers for someone like Dum Dum Girls. The band's debut album, Pith, is out this week (7/22) on GODMODE (Shamir, Yvette). You can stream the whole album below.
Courtship Ritual have a couple NYC shows coming up. They play Palisades on July 31 with EULA, Pile, and Big Ups, and then they'll be back at Palisades on August 13 with Fasano, The Flag and Imperial Topaz.
Album stream and show flyers below...
Palisades with no people in it
Now on the map thanks to a high profile Trash Talk show at the venue last night (that even the NY Times previewed), Palisades in Bushwick is a new DIY venue that has been throwing events for over a month now. Their official opening was April 25th. The invite came with this description:
Palisades is a new music-venue/art gallery opening on the corner of Bushwick and Bedstuy located at 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York one block from the Myrtle JMZ-Train stop. This cultural event-space and consciousness-expanding visual gallery will display works of various mediums from local and international artists, host a diverse range of musical performances, and sell beer, liquor, and dumplings to stay alive.The bill on opening night was a modest one that looked like it was ripped right off Sidewalk Cafe's antifolk leaning schedule. One of the bands was The Johns who they pointed out "are an offshoot from the harmony-rich and sharp-witted antifolk quartet The WoWz, who actually held a secret reunion show after a 2-year hiatus at Palisades at 1AM Saturday, April 19th." Palisades hosted an art show on May 15th for Preston Spurlock who plays Sidewalk Cafe this Thursday. Antifolk scenester Brook Pridemore, who recently released an album recorded 'Live at Sidewalk Cafe,' already played there and is scheduled to again. You get the picture.
Is Palisades antifolk's new home in Brooklyn? Will it fill a void left vacant by the closing of Bar 4 in Park Slope. Maybe, but Palisades is a DIY venue in a hip section of Brooklyn, so naturally things are already looking more diverse. Trash Talk, who played a free show at 285 Kent with members of Odd Future in the past, played a free show at Palisades with members of Odd Future last night. Earl Sweatshirt has now been there. There was a hip hop show there in May, and ex Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone played there on 5/29. Upcoming shows include EULAs 7" record release show with Big Ups, one of the nights of Ascetic House's long weekend in NYC, and a Yung Lean show on 7/10 (tickets) the day after he plays Webster Hall's Marlin Room (all of his dates and a video, below). Check out Palisades' full calendar which currently goes out to 7/25. For now, it looks like all of their shows will be easy to get into, unlike Trash Talk last night...
The line to get in Trash Talk @ Palisades (via Ric Leichtung)
Have you been there? How was it? Did you go to Trash Talk? Did you get in? If so, how long did you wait in line? We heard from someone who was there last night that it was very hot inside.
Black Bear Bar only has 4 pics on Facebook. This is one of them
As Ted Chase first told me, the Northside Festival showcase happening in the front room of what used to be Public Assembly (but is now called Black Bear Bar) was shut down by the police on Friday night, presumably due to noise. Yes, that's the same Friday the 13th full moon evening that Omar Souleyman postponed due to "travel issues" and The War on Drugs/Woods show postponed due to rain. We opened doors at Baby's All Right a bit late that night and Little Big League broke a string, but we were otherwise lucky. The BrooklynVegan showcase that night with Operators, mostly went off without a hitch.
Locals EULA were the band that was playing when the police turned the power off at Black Bear. Luckily for Eula fans, there's another chance to catch the band this week, and the band says, "for anyone who missed our epic 1 song set at Northside, we will be extending our set on thursday." The Thursday show they're referring to is the 6/19 show at Trans Pecos in Queens which we mentioned in a post about guitarist Alexander Turnquist who is also on the bill along with his collaborator Christopher Tignorm, and Advaeta.
EULA are releasing a new 7", "Orderly" b/w "Meadows", on July 15th via Bloodmoss Records (whose showcase they played in May). It was produced by Swans/Sonic Youth producer Martin Bisi, and EULA's next show after Thursday is the release show on July 31st at the same DIY venue Trash Talk played last night, Palisades in Brooklyn. Big Ups, Pile, and Courtship Ritual are also on that bill.
Listen to "Orderly" now, below...
by Ian Chainey
Last year, there was some doubt whether Idaho-born, Upstate New York-based guitarist Alexander Turnquist would play again. The ulnar nerve is his left hand required an operation, forcing the young man to relearn his craft. Operation done, back to playing, right? Not quite. When it rains, it pours. Shortly into his recovery, he was hospitalized with a serious case of meningitis. Despite the setbacks, he persevered.
Flying Fantasy, Turnquist's newest album out on June 10 through Western Vinyl (preorder), is a testament to what a tragedy it would've been if he was silenced. Like his other works, Flying Fantasy combines the busy picking of American primitive guitar pioneered by John Fahey, the modern classical minimalism of Steve Reich, and the ruminative, reflective qualities of a new-age composer such as Lubomyr Melnyk. Yet, for all of these influences, Flying Fantasy sounds like Alexander Turnquist more than ever. He's come out the other side of unfortunate circumstances with a fresh respect for sound. In fact, it's the sound of someone not taking anything for granted. Turnquist infuses every tone with himself, knowing there might be a time when there isn't anything left to give.
This creative drive is nowhere clearer than on "Red Carousel." Based on Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, a story of acceptance, "Red Carousel" also displays Turnquist's full arsenal as a composer and arranger. It opens with his wistful, melancholy picking on a 12 string guitar. James Blackshaw is the common comparison, but it also comes across like a guttier Don Bikoff. Soon, Turnquist takes off, ramping up the speed to create a downpour of tones. A percussive piano is added to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's. Then they're joined by long, legato french horn lines, acting as a suitable counter. When the cello comes in, you savor the overtones. At four minutes, Turnquist breaks it all down and turns his guitar's timbre in that of a thumb piano. It's a great refresher, and gives him the space to pull out all of the stops in the track's second half. After the breather, he rebuilds: in comes piano, cello, horn, wordless singing. The song goes and goes and goes until it spills over, allowing one last tone to vibrate into nothingness. That nothingness isn't taken for granted. It's a nothingness that could've been Turnquist's fate. Thankfully, it wasn't.
Alexander Turnquist has a few shows coming up including one at Trans Pecos in Queens on June 19 with Christopher Tignor, who contributed to Flying Fantasy, will be playing new solo material at the show (and at the show he plays with Alex in Hudson four days earlier). The Trans Peco date also includes Advaeta and Eula. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Before that you can catch Alexander and a film on the roof of the Old American Can Factory as part of Rooftop Films. Tickets for the June 13 event are available, and include live music before a screening of a documentary exploring the making of Man Ray's 1926 film Emak Bakia.
Stream "Red Carousel", making its premiere in this post, along with "Wildflower" (which premiered at Pitchfork), two older Turnquist selections and the list of dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
If you're not familiar with Brooklyn rock duo SLAVVE, perhaps you're familiar with their drummer Marcos Marchesani, whose previous bands have included Surfer Blood and Weird Wives. Joined by singer Chuka Chukuma, he and Marcos do the guitar/vocal/drum lo-fi rock thing that Japandroids, No Age, Solids and other bands in that realm do, but SLAVVE are a little harder than most of those. Their self-titled LP comes out on June 24 via Bloodmoss Records and you can get a taste of it by streaming the ripping lead single "Pity Party" below.
The duo play a label showcase in Brooklyn TONIGHT (5/28) at Baby's All Right. Also on the bill is the similarly lo-fi rock of Future Death who put out their new album, Special Victim (recorded and mixed by This Will Destroy You's Alex Bhore), on the label yesterday. Their sound leans a bit more towards garage punk, as you can hear by streaming three of the album's tracks below.
Show flyer and streams from all four bands below...
by Andrew Sacher
Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning song Rockit. [Wikipedia]Martin Bisi is releasing a new solo record this week (4/15) called Ex Nihilo on La Société Expéditionnaire Records. From the sounds of its two singles, "Sin-Love-Hate" and "The Mermaid Queen," it sounds like Ex Nihilo is gonna be more of the weirdo stuff we've come to expect from Bisi. The latter is a Bowie-ish art rocker with operatic female vocals courtesy of Amanda White, and the former sees Bisi in spastic freak mode not unlike his past collaborator Michael Gira. Check them out by downloading above or streaming below.
Martin will celebrate the new album with a release show in NYC at Glasslands (4/15) the day it comes out. That show has a great lineup all around, with some of Martin's friends including Larkin Grimm, a White Hills side project called (wait for it) Black Valleys, and a side project of Eula (whose members just collaborated with Bisi at Bowery Electric last month) called Parlour Walls. Tickets for the release show are on sale now. Martin Bisi also has a US tour planned for late May and a European tour for early June. All of his dates are listed below.
"We're going to be the money source and it's really scary. But you never get anywhere unless you put yourself out there, so we're really putting ourselves out there. My dad's going to be our manager--he's been on every tour so far.He's totally cool. He actually makes everything easier because he does all the talking, comes to business stuff, and we just get to not worry about it. For instance, I woke up an hour ago and I had forgotten I had the interview, so he wakes me up and tells me what I have to do. I just hang out and write music." [Radkey to Interview Magazine]Young Missouri trio Radkey, who happen to also be brothers and who maybe you caught when they toured with Red Fang, played Santos with the Orwells, or at Afro Punk Fest, will bring their polished punk rock sound back to NYC in February before heading overseas for a tour of the UK, and ending up in Texas for the SXSW grind (again).
The NYC gigs are an early one at Mercury Lounge on 2/20 with Your Skull My Closet, and a more recently added show one day earlier (on 2/19) at a venue they are old enough to get into, Death By Audio with Netherlands, Eula, and Shark?.
All dates are listed with songs and videos below...
Weekend at CMJ 2013 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Destruction Unit at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Weekend, Nothing, Vaura @ Bowery Ballroom
Do you like your shoegaze heavy and very loud? Tonight show should leave your ears ringing (in a good way?) with the gothy sounds of Weekend and the just plain heavy blast of Nothing.
Destruction Unit, Crystalline Roses, Cottaging (mems Ukiah Drag), Ancient Ocean, DJS Ning Nong and WeGlo @ Saint Vitus
Arizona psych punks Destruction Unit are one of the loudest, most intense, and unforgettable under-the-radar live bands in the country right now. If you've seen them, you know what you're in for, but if you haven't and are looking for spontaneous plans tonight, this show cannot be recommended enough.
Mac DeMarco, Delicate Steve, Hunters @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The folks at Panache Booking are behind this weekend's shows at BNB, and they've put together two good line-ups. Tonight it's a solo set from Mac Demarco, plus the instrumental magic of Delicate Steve and the always-entertaining Hunters. Free.
People Get Ready, Shy Hunters @ Baby's All Right
Mixing indie pop and performance art, People Get Ready's much-talked-about live shows are not to be missed. Gothy band Shy Hunters are also on the bill. Also: Baby's All Right's kitchen opens tonight.
Connan Mockasin, ARP @ Glasslands
Australian eccentric Connan Mockasin just released his new album, Caramel, and is here for his first proper North American tour. This is his second of two NYC dates (Mercury Lounge was last night) and is sold out.
TOY, Spires @ Mercury Lounge
After a couple false starts and fresh off their second album, Join the Dots, UK motorik shoegazers TOY finally make it here for their first NYC shows. After playing Glasslands last night, they hit Mercury Lounge with likeminded locals Spires. Tickets are still available.
Sepalcure, Alex Burkat, Aquarian @ Cameo
When producers Machinedrum and Braille aren't making excellent forward-thinking electronic music on they're own, they're making it together as Sepalcure. The duo haven't played in a while, so tonight should be a real treat.
Self @ Gramercy Theatre
'90s rockers Self are celebrating their 1995 album, Subliminal Plastic Motives, which just got reissued by Fat Possum. This is their first show in nearly 10 years.
Neil Young @ Carnegie Hall
Neil Young did the Crazy Horse thing for much of 2012 and 2013, playing some excellent, noisy shows, and tonight he concludes his four-night run at Carnegie Hall, showing off his prettier side.
Meth Dad, Chiffon, Fielded, D. Cookin @ Death by Audio
Nashville electronic pop weirdo Meth Dad is currently on a tour with Chiffon which comes to NYC for two shows this week, this being the second. Dark pop artist Fielded is more than enough of a reason on her own to go to this show too.
Action Bronson @ Irving Plaza
The insanely prolific and always great NYC rapper Action Bronson deservedly continues to get bigger, and this week he'll show that off with two big sold-out hometown shows. This is the first.
Mother Falcon, And the Kids @ Littlefield
Many-membered Austin chamber pop collective Mother Falcon are back in NYC this weekend for Winter Jazz Fest, which they play tomorrow, but before that they'll headline this show at Littlefield tonight.
Zevious, EULA, Mount Gomery, Beasty @ Radio Bushwick
Between jazz/prog/rock band Zevious and fierce noise rockers EULA, this show should have no lack of intense and wacky rock.
Porches, My Dad, Gunk, Flagland @ Silent Barn
One of many chances to catch NYC "bummer pop" band Porches in their hometown, plus their Exploding In Sound labelmates My Dad, who are in from Chicago.
Against Me!, The Sidekicks, The Shondes @ The Stone Pony
Against Me!'s upcoming LP, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, their first since singer Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender, is shaping up to be one of the more interesting and anticipated releases of early 2014. If you missed them at MHOW last night, need to see them again, or this show is just more convenient for you, they're in NJ at The Stone Pony tonight. Similarly anthemic openers The Sidekicks and The Shondes are not to miss either.
Arc Iris, Joy Kills Sorrow, David Wax Museum, Leyla McCalla, Grace & Tony, Wesley Stace (host) @ City Winery
Wesley Stace hosts his showcase for the 2014 APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) conference.
Joe Pernice @ Rockwood Music Hall
Wesley Stace was just on tour with Pernice, who plays solo at Rockwood Music Hall tonight. He's a talented songwriter possessed with a honeyed voice not unlike The Zombies' Colin Blunstone, and is a funny banterer to boot.
Anais Mitchell @ Rockwood Music Hall
Folk singer Anais Mitchell came to NYC for last night's Downtown Comes Uptown show at Lincoln Center, and now, like every other artist on that bill (Emily King, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Sean Rowe), she plays her own set at Rockwood Music Hall tonight. Anais' show is at 8:30 PM, after Joe Pernice's 7:15 show.
The Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Ruthie Foster, Paul Thorn @ BB King's
This show, as part of the APAP conference, features some great artists like influential New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint and legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama (who got an increased presence in the indie world this year thanks to their new Justin Vernon-produced album).
Pepe Romero @ Brookfield Place Winter Garden (New York Guitar Festival)
The New York Guitar Festival kicks off tonight with this opening night concert from Spanish classical guitarist Pepe Romero, and continues with multiple shows through January 30.
Winter Jazz Fest (multiple shows/venues)
Winter Jazz Fest continues tonight with multiple shows in various NYC venues with sets from Dawn of Midi, Keren Ann, Nat Baldwin, Roomful of Teeth, and many more. Full schedule here.
Doug Gillard, Har Mar Superstar, Mike Bocchetti, Ben Lerman, Jodi Lennon @ Union Hall
New WFMU personality Dave Hill hosts this variety show that promises "an incredible night of comedy, music and gunplay" with Dave and his combo Valley Lodge as the house band.
Peelander Yellow, Unstoppable Death Machines, Math the Band, Ken South Rock @ Shea Stadium
Peelander Yellow will be playing acoustic tonight as well as "livepainting for crazy bands" which sounds kinda interesting.
Jake Bugg, Albert Hammond Jr., The Skins @ Terminal 5
He's not even 19 yet, but UK singer Jake Bugg already counts guys like Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller as fans... and sold out Terminal 5.
Holy Ghost! (DJ Set), Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
This edition of the "Girls & Boys" party features a headline set from '80s-loving DFA duo Holy Ghost! That's their exclamation point, by the way.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Speedy Ortiz @ Baby's All Right - 12/30/13 (via Jason Burger)
Exploding In Sound Records celebrated the new year in NYC with a huge show at Baby's All Right on 12/30 that included Big Ups, Porches, Roomrunner, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov, Krill, Dead Wives, Baked, Bad History Month, Woozy, Gnarwhal, Pile (acoustic), and special guests billed as "Average Cock," who you may have guessed was actually Speedy Ortiz. That's Speedy pictured above, and there's a high quality video of Big Ups from the show below. EIS celebrated NYE proper with a smaller show in Boston.
As discussed, Grass Is Green and Speedy Ortiz are touring together, and though that tour doesn't hit NYC, Speedy will open for Los Campesinos! at Irving Plaza on 1/22 (tickets), and since we last spoke, Grass Is Green added a NYC show happening on January 31 at Silent Barn for the 10th annual Berfest with Baked, Radical Dads, Frankie Cosmos and Poverty Hollow. They also posted another track from their upcoming Vacation Vinny LP not along ago, "Sammy So-Sick." You can stream that, along with the updated list of their tour dates, below.
Big Ups also have another show happening on February 1 at Death by Audio with Eula, Kal Marks and Malatese.
UPDATE: Big Ups also play a release party for their upcoming Eighteen Hours of Static LP at Shea Stadium on January 9 with Flagland, Mannequin Pussy and Washer; and the NYC Arts Collective Late Bloomers Kick Off Multi-Media Series at Baby's All Right on January 25 with Beach Party, Tei Shi, Charlie Wavers Quartet and DJ sets by Au Revoir Simone, Lee Bannon and The Range. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now and proceeds benefit the Ali Forney Center.
Porches next play Silent Barn on January 10 with My Dad, Gunk and Flagland.
And the next day at Silent Barn (1/11), the venue hosts the Gravesend Recordings Compilation Vol. 1 release party which features Krill, Palehound, Bueno, Jazz Massagers and Hannah Ch'oe, plus "possible special guests."
In more related news, Palehound and Frankie Cosmos team up again for a Brooklyn show at Trash Bar on January 17 with Eskimeaux and Florist.
Lastly, Ovlov's next NYC gig is opening for Self Defense Family and Pity Sex at Santos on 1/19 with Heroes of Modern Earth and Deep Pockets. Tickets for that show are still available. They also play Silent Barn on 2/6.
All lists of dates, along with that Grass Is Green song and Big Ups video, below...
Eternal Summers @ MHOW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Back in March, Eternal Summers went to Austin to make their new album with Doug Gillard behind the boards. The album, which was funded via Pledgemusic, is titled The Drop Beneath and will be out early 2014. Chances are they'll be playing a few of those new songs live this week in NYC at one of their many CMJ gigs. They currently have four lined up to choose from:
Wednesday (10/16) - Pianos (6:30 PM) - Kanine Day Party (FREE)Full line-ups for those shows are listed below.
Wednesday (10/16) - Cameo (11 PM) - Kanine / Carpark / Mexican Summer showcase (tix)
Saturday (10/19) - Pianos (7 PM) International Rescue showcase
Saturday (10/19) - Grand Victory (10 PM) - Break Thru Radio showcase
by Andrew Sacher
They not only sound but look totally '90s on stage (that singer's half-bleached hair!), and they do the whole post-hardcore thing from that era really well, sounding like some lost Dischord/SST band. The singer is smart aleck-y, angry, and in-your-face while spending more of his time in the crowd than on stage, and the band rock too. They'll switch from real dissonant riffage to classic hardcore whiplash, and find time for the somber moments too. They mentioned on stage that a full length is coming. Be on the lookout for that.I wrote the above when I caught Big Ups in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium during Northside, the only local band on a four-band bill that also included Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, and Psychic Blood. That full length they mentioned on stage has since been announced, and the album, titled Eighteen Hours of Static, comes out October 8 via Dead Labour. The album's lead single, "Goes Black," is a great example of the snarled post-hardcore they've become known for at shows and on earlier singles, and you can stream that below. The tracklist is below too, and that's the album artwork above.
Big Ups play a ton of local shows, and they've got two upcoming dates this month (at the moment, at least). The first is a benefit for Restore Rockaway on Rockaway Beach on August 17 at Rippers (Beach 86th St @ the Boardwalk) with a killer local lineup that also includes the punky Sleepies, the noisy EULA, indie rockers Shark?, and hi-octane punks Low Fat Getting High. More info at the Facebook event and flyer below.
Later in the month, they'll play The Studio at Webster Hall on August 31 with two of Boston's better (and louder) bands, Pile and Young Adults, and two punky Brooklyn bands, Weird Womb and Flagland. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
For Pile, that show is one of many upcoming tour dates they have scheduled, including two other NYC shows: Brooklyn Fireproof on October 5 (acoustic show) and Silent Barn on October 19. All of their dates are listed, along with song streams and more, below.
Guitar Wolf saving us from alien zombies in 'Wild Zero'
Japan's greatest "JET" rock n' roll band, Guitar Wolf are one of the new additions to Goner Fest, and while they're over here in North America, they'll be kicking off a tour with The Coathangers right after their slot at Goner Fest. That tour brings both bands to NYC for a show on September 29 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, The Coathangers will play NYC even sooner at the previously discussed Blackout Summer '13 happening on August 23 at The Paper Box with Pity Sex, The Death Set, and Dead//Beat. Since we last spoke, Your Skull My Closet have dropped off that show, and were replaced by Bear Hands and noise rockers EULA. Tickets for Blackout Summer are still available.
All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Psychic Blood at Tommy's Tavern in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Exploding In Sound Records and Gimme Tinnitus are teaming up for an unofficial Northside showcase on Saturday (6/15) at Big Snow (89 Varet St) which features sets from a ton of great bands Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Two Inch Astronaut, Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Hive Bent, Fat History Month, and Porches. Doors are at 5 PM, admission is $7 or $5 with a Northside badge, and there will be free pizza while supplies last. If you like your indie rock like it was in the days of Dinosaur Jr, Archers of Loaf, Pavement, etc, you'll probably dig most of this showcase.
EIS and GT are also doing another showcase today (6/14) at Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave). This one's also got a ton of great music (and free pizza), including two of Brooklyn's best upcoming punk bands, Sleepies and Low Fat Getting High, noise rockers Eula, Western Mass psych rockers Psychic Blood (who also play the ridiculously good show at Shea on Sunday with Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, and Big Ups), other local live staples like Yvette, Miniboone, Shark?, Krill, Life Size Maps, and still more. Doors for today's show open at 3 PM.
More info on both shows at the Facebook event. Flyers for both shows and song streams from some of the bands playing below...
DOWNLOAD: Joey Bada$$ - 95 Til Infinity (MP3)
Joey Bada$$ at SUNY Purchase in 2012 (more by Kellyann Petry)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Joey Bada$$ @ 285 Kent
Exciting young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ plays a sold-out show at 285 Kent tonight with his Pro Era crew. It was supposed to be a release show for his new Summer Knights mixtape, but that release has been pushed back to July 1. However, Joey's still promising that he'll be playing the new material at tonight's show. He just released another song from the new mixtape, "95 Til Infinity," today. Download it above or stream it below.
Big Daddy Kane @ Herbert Von King Park & Highline Ballroom
From the new garde to the old: BedStuy hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane headlines Herbert Von King Park tonight with mixmaster DJ Scratch as part of the 2013 SummerStage Series. Right after that, BDK will head to Highline Ballroom to team with high-octane Brownsville crew M.O.P., Chubb Rock, Grand Puba and DJ Bent Rock. Flat top haircuts and silk shirts are not required.
The Antlers @ Le Poisson Rouge
Le Poisson Rouge's 5th anniversary celebration continues tonight with a sold-out show from The Antlers, for whom the venue is an intimate one. Support comes from Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's band.
Devendra Banhart @ Town Hall
Devendra Banhart is continuing to tour in support of his new album, Mala, and comes to NYC for a show at Town Hall tonight. Rodrigo Amarante (of Little Joy) opens the show.
The Heavy @ Webster Hall
The Heavy's last big trip to New York was a little less than a year ago when they headlined Irving Plaza and played Letterman. Moving up in the world, they will be at Webster Hall tonight with The Silent Comedy and The Skins. Tickets are still available
Nothing Changes w/ Lok Rahbek and Body of Light @ Home Sweet Home
Lok Rahbek of Swedish duo Lust for Youth (who recently played Chaos in Tejas) teams with Body of Light for a show at Home Sweet Home late tonight, part of the ongoing Wednesday night goth-tinged party. Look for DJ sets from Taylor Brode of Sacred Bones as well as Syb Vicious.
Liquor Store, Atlantic Thrills, 1-800-BAND & The Balls @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium hosts a pretty solid bill tonight, headlined by NJ rockers Liquor Store.
The Aluminum Group
Chickfactor 21 w/ Future Bible Heroes, The Aluminum Group & more @ The Bell House
Night Two of the indie zine's three-night soiree may or may not feature an appearance from Stephin Merrit who is definitely not touring with Future Bible Heroes. But as one Chickfactor's writers, they may coax him out into public. Also playing are Chicago's debonair The Aluminum Group who haven't played NYC in eons -- check out a track below. Tickets are still available.
The School @ Cake Shop
Do you like Camera Obscura? The School are kind of the Welsh version, with a whole classroom full of members to make their winsome, shy pop. They played a nice set last week at Cake Shop as part of NYC Popfest.
Radiation City @ The Mercury Lounge
This Portland, OR outfit mine a similar strain of '60s pop as The School, but with maybe a little more eye to the present, and a little more flair. Their new album, Animals in the Median, is quite alluring.
David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Wellmont Theatre
David Byrne & St. Vincent initially had two Wellmont Theatre shows scheduled, but after canceling one, the only remaining date is tonight. If you haven't yet, check out their recently released free EP. They'll be back in the NYC-area later this month for a Capitol Theatre show.
Darwin Deez @ Glasslands Gallery
Darwin recently headlined Bowery Ballroom so here's a chance to catch his relentlessly energetic live show in a much more intimate venue. Emil opens and tickets(via the willcall mobile app) are still available.
Chateau Marmont, Team Ghost DJ sets @ The DL
This event of the "France Rocks" series and features Parisians Chateau Marmont who "groove" more than they "rock," but they are from France. If your tastes lean towards yacht rock, they're worth checking out. Team Ghost, meanwhile, is the new group fronted by Nicolas Fromageau who was an original member of M83. Tonight is just DJ sets from the two bands but they'll both be playing Northside Festival.
Conveyor, New Myths, Norwegian Arms, Leapling @ Pianos
Brooklyn glitch folk act Conveyor are in the midst of a June residency at Pianos. Tonight's the second week which features support a solid line-up of locals, including Leapling who we profiled a while back.
Xenia Rubinos, Half Waif & more @ Death By Audio
Xenia is playing shows this weekend with Sinkane but if you want to see her in a more gritty atmosphere to Williamsburg DIY spot where she'll be playing with Half Waif, who gives off nice Austra-y vibes on her new EP.
Big Terrific @ Cameo
Tonight, Big Terrific host Max Silvestri welcomes comedians Phoebe Robinson, Phil Hanley, Aaron Glaser and DC Benny to his weekly free laugh-a-thon.
Soundcheck @ Greene Space
Greene Space's Soundcheck series continues today, featuring a conversation with Louis CK collaborator Tig Notaro, Robert Randolph, who was recently featured at Crossroads Guitar Festival and 30 Rock composer (and Tina Fey's hubby) Jeff Richmond. Seems like a colorful cast of very different but very successful people. Nice work, Soundcheck. Sold out, but you can watch the live webcast at 7 PM EDT.
Companion, Evangelicals, Air Waves @ Union Pool
Solid night of local music, featuring Norman, OK's Evangelicals and Pepi Ginsberg's chamber pop ensemble Companion. Air Waves, who we haven't heard from in a while, is also on the bill. $8 at the door.
Yellow Dogs, Dinowalrus, EULA, Shark? @ Brooklyn Bowl
Here's four bands that are all constants on the NYC indie circuit. Here you can see them all together while perhaps knocking down some pins at Brooklyn Bowl. The free RSVP is closed but you can get in for $6.
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by Andrew Sacher
Low Fat Getting High at Cake Shop earlier this month (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Brooklyn punks Low Fat Getting High have been playing raucous local shows for some time now, and as mentioned, they're finally laying down that intensity for a new EP, which is called Bad Yoga, and has just been officially announced. The EP will be out on July 18 via Dead Broke/Money Fire Records. It kicks off with three tracks of menacing, breakneck-speed punk, and culminates in a fourth track of Bleach-style noise and sludge. The whole thing is just over ten minutes and it's a real ripper so keep an eye out for it. You can stream the opening track, "Better Better Worse," along with the artwork and tracklist below.
Low Fat Getting High have a ton of upcoming shows as usual, including a previously discussed Gimme Tinnitus-presented show TONIGHT (5/22) at Big Snow with another solid local punk band, Big Ups, CYHSY-related Radical Dads (for whom the show is a record release party), and Miniboone. $7 at the door gets you into tonight's show. Doors are at 8 PM. All ages. Show flyer below.
After that, they've got a bunch of other local dates, including a Converse Rubber Tracks show on June 12; Silent Barn on June 14 with another great local punk band, Sleepies, noise rockers Eula, indie rockers Shark?, sludgy psych rockers Psychic Blood and others; a release party for the new EP on July 18 at Shea Stadium with Big Ups, Vulture Shit, and Flagland (who play with Butter the Children and Ovlov soon); and even more local dates, all of which are listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Big Ups and Psychic Blood also play a Northside show with Nu Sensae and Destruction Unit.
All LFGH dates are listed, along with the song stream and album info, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn bluesy rockers LODRO, who have been hitting the local live circuit like crazy lately, have a few songs out and they've just recorded a new single, "Lazy Bones," which also happens to be the song in their first official video. Like their other tunes, this one comes awash in sludgy blues and psychedelia, and the dimly lit video complements that well. You can watch that video below.
Like we said, LODRO have been playing live a lot, and you've got two chances to see them in NYC over the next four days. Their first show happens on Saturday (5/11) at Mercury Lounge with DIIV, Xray Eyeballs, and DJ Dog Dick as part of Downtown Music Festival (tickets). Then on Monday (5/13) at Knitting Factory), they will play a BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with Foxygen, Amen Dunes, and Prince Rupert's Drops. Chris Gethard is hosting and BV's Bill Pearis has just been added as the DJ for the night. Like all shows in the Sound Select series, admission is $3 at the door. All ages, no advance tickets.
LODRO also play another show later this month at Shea Stadium on May 31 with a strong local bill of The Beets, Darlings, and Eula.
photos by Dylan Johnson
Peelander-Z at Brain Cave Festival - 4/11/13
Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival went down this past Thursday (4/11) through Sunday (4/14) mostly at Europa (it also included a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market). The first night had a good dose of rock from Peelander-Z, The Suzan, and Eula, plus a horn-filled set from Zongo Junction and Supremes tribute band Guyanna Ross and the Supremes. Pictures of those bands are this post. It also featured Gunfight! and Hoya, who unfortunately we missed.
You can catch Eula again at Mercury Lounge on May 23 with Friend Roulette and Matty Fasano. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/19) at noon.
More pictures, plus video of Guyanna Ross and the Supremes, below...
Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/8/12 (more by Erik Erikson)
The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.The Brooklyn music-centric Aputumpu Festival (started by the video blog of the same name) is back and the three-day fest happens at five venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, beginning tonight (3/28) at Cameo for a night of indie electronics, featuring live sets from Dickpic, Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, Stranger Cat, St Lenox and Brother Tiger, with a DJ set by Chrome Canyon.
For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.
Friday (3/29) is the big night for Aputumpu with a folk/world show at Joe's Pub with Azania, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfege and more; Computer Magic, Friend Roulette and more at Studio at Webster Hall; and both stages at Public Assembly, with EDM in the front (Rubber Ross, iBeat, more), and punk in the back room (KNTRLR, Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, more).
The festival closes out on Saturday (3/30) at Ran Tea House, with Eula, Speedy Ortiz, Bambara and more.
Aputumpu Festival passes are $30 and tickets to individual shows are $10. Passes and tickest to Cameo, Public Assembly and Ran Tea House can be purchased here, Joe's Pub tickets are here and Studio @ Webster Hall here.
Festival flyer and full line-ups for all Aputumpu shows below...
Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year from April 11 to 14 at Europa. The festival features four days of local bands including Peelander-Z, Eula, The Suzan, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Cat Martino, and more. The full lineup and schedule, along with the trailer video and flyer for the festival, are below.
Tickets for each individual night and a 4-day pass option are on sale now.
Schedule, video, and flyer below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Virals is the new band from Shaun Hencher who used to front Sub Pop-signed Lovvers. They've got a new EP on Tough Love records that's due any time now and you can stream a couple tracks from below. There's a definite West Coast vibe to the melodies but still with that manic energy Hencher brought to Lovvers.
Virals are on their way to Austin for SXSW and have added a couple shows in NYC on the way back. They'll play 285 Kent on Monday (3/18) with Home Blitz (tickets), and Death by Audio on Tuesday (3/19) with EULA and Advaeta. The DbA show is also a fundraiser for the new Dead Herring space. All tour dates are below.
As mentioned, Scottish indie trio PAWS are over for their first American tour on their way down to SXSW. It starts with two shows in NYC: Tuesday (3/5) at Glasslands with Dinowalrus and OVLOV (tickets); and Wednesday (3/6) at Cake Shop with Shark? and EULA. All tour dates are listed below.
To commemorate the trip, the band recorded three new songs for a cassette that will only be available at merch tables on this tour. (They'll also be selling last year's great Cokefloat! LP.) However PAWS were nice enough to give us one copy of the tape to give away and details on how to win it are below. We're also premiering a stream of the entire tour cassette below.
Roomrunner at Mercury Lounge in September (more by Tracy Allison)
Baltimore noise punks Roomrunner, who were just in NYC for a few CMJ shows, including one with their sonic brethren METZ, will kick off a tour in NYC at Death by Audio tonight (11/11) with Sleepies and Eula (both of who teamed up as the Pixies for the Halloween covers show at DBA last night), and Big Ups. Roomrunner will return to NYC to open for Future of the Left when their tour hits Knitting Factory on November 27.
A list of all Roomrunner dates, a video of them at Paper Box during CMJ, and a stream of their Super Vague EP, which came out this past May, are below.
Union Pool this AM. Sign reads "Closed! Oh, Sandy!" (photo by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Are you going stir crazy? Most shows are cancelled, but there are some options in Williamsburg tonight. As of 1PM today (10/30), Union Pool has been open for business. So head on over but remember, only one per bathroom due to excess "debauchery". Jonathan Toubin just tweeted, "@UnionPool & i just decided to throw a FREE party tonight to bring everybody together & make them feel better. i'll turning the soul stuff." UPDATE: here's more info.
Halloween (10/31) is on and poppin' for Union Pool as well, when the venue will host a covers show by the Union Ghouls, that features members of Polygamist, Mutant, Supremacy, Sun Ladders, Weeknight, Reni Lane, Public School, Riverwilde, and Gentlemen. They'll be performing songs by Black Sabbath, Nancy Sinatra, Wire, Suicide, AC/DC, and Celtic Frost. The party is free and starts at 8:30 PM.
Elsewhere in Williamsburg, Glasslands will also be open tonight (10/30) for "The World's Premier Alternative Rock Band Kerosene Hat" that features Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and members of MGMT, Amazing Baby, Suckers and more is still a go. Heems from Das Racist will DJ. Doors are at 9 PM, $7 to get in.
Glasslands is also throwing a Halloween covers party on Wednesday (10/31) with a bunch of different (surprise) bands playing, choosing songs by:
8:45 GO GO's$5 gets you in to that party which is brought to you by New York Night Train. More info here.
9:00 Fleetwod Mac
9:30 Stiff little Fingers
9:45 The Stooges
10:00 Led Zeppelin
10:15 Grateful Dead
10:30 Tom Petty
11:00 Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
11:15 The Carrie Nation
12:15 Angry Samoans
12:45 Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
1:00 Witchfinder General
Around the corner at Death by Audio, they're also doing a Halloween cover bands show that is still on that features:
Sleepies (w/mem of Eula) as The Pixies$5 with costume, $7 without.
Mr Dream as Siouxsie and the Banshees
Acid Problem as The Ramones
Heavens Gate as Joy Division
The Go-Guh's (mems Moonmen on the Moon, Man, Paper Fleet, I'm With Cupid) as The Go-Go's
Cameo will be open on Halloween too, hosting both Big Terrific comedy show on Wednesday early, and then later The Hold Steady's Dan Neustadt and some of his friends will be covering Michael Jackson's Thriller in its entirety, part of his "Off the Record" series.
Big Freedia at Brooklyn Bowl is also still happening as of this post. Same with World Inferno Friendship Society at Warsaw,
DOWNLOAD: The Toothaches - Pretty and Loud (MP3)
To quote a June 7th press release in my inbox:
With the release of their debut studio album, O! Be Joyful (ORG Music), earlier this week, THE TOOTHACHES have unleashed their dynamic, dance-punk sound on the masses.Chris, full name Christopher Rapoza, was one of the many shot by that psychopath in Colorado... To quote Gothamist:
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, THE TOOTHACHES are a five-piece band comprised of Zimmy (Guitar, Vocals), Rose (Keys, Vocals), Monica (Tambo, Glock, Vocals), Kiril (Drums, Vocals) and Chris (Bass, Vocals).
With New Yorkers feeling the aftereffects of Wednesday's horrible massacre in Aurora, Colorado, it turns out at least two area residents were among the survivors. Christopher Rapoza, a musician from Brooklyn, and Stephen Barton, a Southbury, Connecticut native and recent Syracuse University graduate, were both at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises when suspected gunman James Holmes began shooting; both were shot, but are recovering.So glad to hear Stephen and Chris and Perry (and many others) came out of there okay, and of course our condolences go out to all the families and friends of those who didn't.
Rapoza, who plays bass for local punk band The Toothaches and was in Colorado on a trip with his girlfriend, received a grazing wound on his back during the shooting and was treated at an area hospital. He linked to photos of his wound and bloodied t-shirt on Reddit (and as the photos show, he's lucky!), "I'm doing all right just a little shook up," he wrote on the site. "Me and my girlfriend waited until it seemed the shooting was finished so we were some of the last people out of the theatre and there was a lot of blood." He had also posted on Facebook, "Perry and I were just at a midnight showing of Batman in Colorado when some f***ing psycho decided to open fire on the crowd. "I was grazed in the back with a bullet but am fine. Perry is unscathed, but unfortunately has lost her shoes. A lot of other people weren't so lucky."
The Toothaches, who maybe you caught at Hillstock in June or at Aputumpu Fest in March, cancelled a 7/20 NYC show at The Bitter End due to the shooting, but are still scheduled to play on 7/28 at Big Mouth in Brooklyn with Eula, Celestial Shore, and many more, and on 8/9 at Shea Stadium. You can download "Pretty and Loud" from their new album above.