Entries tagged with: Eric Copeland

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photo: outside Palisades in September (more by Ryan Muir)

Bushwick all ages venue Palisades opened last spring, and this spring it will celebrate its one-year anniversary on April 25 with electronic/noise musician Container, Black Dice's Eric Copeland, and Woosazi. Tickets are on sale now.

Container's last NYC show was the Pitchfork/Blackened Music-presented February installment of 'The Tinnitus Series' at The Wick. The next one happens there on March 27 with Untold (live), Egyptrixx (live) and Tessela (DJ). Tickets are on sale now.

Untold also plays Pitchfork's SXSW party and Container plays their NXNE showcase.

Listen to some Container and Untold below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1 - 1/11/15 (via moremorenow)
Panda Bear

Panda Bear releases his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, this week via Domino, and yesterday he stopped by NYC's MoMA PS1 for a Boiler Room-presented show with visuals by frequent Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez. He focused mostly on the new album, but included a few from its predecessor, 2011's Tomboy, too. Boiler Room has an archived video streaming on loop, which you can watch below.

Panda Bear's been gradually premiering tracks from the album on different radio stations around the world, and if you haven't found yourself a full listen yet, you can check some of those stations for archives. It's a great album, different from all his others but still within the electronic/psychedelic pop realm of his last two. Like Tomboy, it's more song-oriented than Person Pitch, but the songs are also clearer and bigger here than on Tomboy. "Sequential Circuits" (listen at BBC at the 1 hour, 23 min mark) is a beautiful opener, with chord changes that sound both unconventional and genuinely uplifting. Another immediate highlight is "Tropic of Cancer" (listen at FBi Radio), a "God Only Knows"-type ballad but based more on the "Hallelujah" chord progression. Elsewhere, there's the head-knocking "Crosswords," the ambient pop of "Lonely Wanderer," the weirder, grimier "Boys Latin," the bouncy avant-pop of "Selfish Gene," and plenty more strangely melodic sounds. Check out those streams linked above, and watch the videos for two other tracks below.

Also in honor of the new album, Panda Bear made a FACT mix which includes 13th Floor Elevators, Aphex Twin, Andy Stott, Gobby and more. You can stream that, with the tracklist, below as well.

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DJ Dog Dick at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
DJ Dog Dick

Black Dice's Eric Copeland,  as well as DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Robot Death Cult and Fluct are currently on what they're calling the "Bushwick Small World Tour", which is a "conscious tour" of six small venues all within the Brooklyn neighborhood. The idea is being pitched as "a funny way to point out the insane amount of hard work and spaces coming out of a 20 block radius." The tour started Saturday (7/26) at Body Actualized Center and then moved to Secret Project Robot on Sunday (7/27). But you've still got four more  chances to witness this, including tonight (7/28) at Trans-Pecos. with Marley G, DJ Jacksy and a mix tape party with Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier too.

The different shows will feature slightly different lineups, with special guests each night. The rest of the tour looks like this:

July 29 @ Shea Stadium with Beech Creeps

July 30 @ The Ho_se with Kneeling Bus, Alaina Stamatis and DJs Prince Rama

July 31 @ Silent Barn w/ Hollow Bush, Non Horse, DJ Scooba Ooba and video art by Arron Warren

Flyer for the "Bushwick Small World Tour" is below...

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Power Trip at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Power Trip

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Lauryn Hill @ Brooklyn Bowl
Though Lauryn Hill sometimes has to postpone her shows, she's still been pretty active lately, and tonight she wraps up her 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl which should be packed with favorites from her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and her time in The Fugees too.

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Avers @ MHOW
Thao just played a solo show for MoMA Nights, but now she's got the rest of the band with her for tonight's MHOW show.

Alvvays @ Rough Trade
Toronto's Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop. They were in town not long ago opening for Protomartyr at Seaport Music Fest and tonight they play this free in-store on their own.

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Razorheads @ Saint Vitus
Power Trip more than do justice to thrash metal's early, raw days, keeping the genre's hardcore roots intact. Great live band too.

Onyx, Van Blue, Daniel Thomas, Lolow the Don @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens hip hop veterans Onyx are still going strong and put out their sixth album, Wakedafucup, earlier this year.

The Kooks, CLARA-NOVA @ Webster Hall
British pop rockers The Kooks will return with their fourth album, Listen, this September. Ahead of that they play two sold out NYC shows, this being the first and then tomorrow at Terminal 5.

Buckwheat Zydeco @ City Winery
Accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. leads the group Buckwheat Zydeco, who have been one of the most acclaimed and successful zydeco groups since the 1970s. Tonight they come to NYC.

Arto Lindsay / Greg Saunier / Ofir Ganon / Greg Fox, Roya, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
No wave legend Arto Lindsay just played LPR (pics) and tonight he'll hit a much smaller NYC venue. Not to mention for his set he'll be joined by an impressive list of collaborators: Deerhof's Greg Saunier, Speedo's Ofir Ganon and Liturgy skins master Greg Fox. It's worth showing up early for Roya (mems Habibi & The Clean) too.

Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Robot Death Cult, Marley G, Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier, DJ Jackson @ Trans Pecos
Black Dice's Eric Copeland is on a "small world tour" which means he's playing a handful of NYC venues this week. The rest of tonight's lineup is pretty much as out-there as Copeland himself, so things could get strange.

Brooks Wheelan (falls back on stand-up comedy) @ Union Hall
Go console Wheelan on being fired from Saturday Night Live at his standup night tonight. Maybe remind him that Robert Downey Jr. was fired after one season too and he turned out ok. Eventually.

Night Train with the Kondabolu Brothers @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show is being guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers tonight. Other guests include Aparna Nancherla, Josh Gondelman, Dwayne Kennedy, Randy Liedtke, Matt Champagne and more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Nick Cave

Darren Hayman

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Devendra Banhart, Nicole Atkins @ Prospect Park Bandshell
What can you say about Nick Cave? He's a living legend and remains an absolutely magnetic live performer. There's little chance of rain tonight, but Nick will bring the thunder anyway. Tickets are still available.

Darren Hayman, The Smittens, Pale Lights, Let's Whisper @ Cake Shop
In certain circles, '90s-era indiepop band Hefner are talked about in the same fervorous tones as The Smiths and Pulp. Tonight, singer Darren Hayman (who has put out music steadily since Hefner's demise) plays his first NYC show in over 15 years. The rest of the bill, put together by the NYC Popfest folks, is pretty good, don't miss Pale Lights (featuring members of Comet Gain and Crystal Stilts) if you're going.

Heat @ Cake Shop
Immediately after the Darren Hayman show is an afterparty featuring Montreal band Heat who clearly owe more than a little to NYC's rock n' roll lineage.

Heat @ Rough Trade
You can also catch Heat earlier today at a free in-store at Rough Trade. 2PM set time.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Ice Choir, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Baby's All Right
Philly shoegazers A Sunny Day in Glasgow made a big leap forward with their new album, Sea When Absent, fully utilizing new singer Jen Goma's powerful pipes. The band are scattered around the country, who knows when they'll play again?

Motion Studies, Special Guest, Psychic Twin, New Myths @ Cameo Gallery
Miss LCD Soundsystem? Motion Studies do the live dance band thing pretty well. Get there early for synthpop act New Myths, too.

Bad Canoes, Black Rainbow, Low Fat Getting High, Shellshag, CCTV @ Death by Audio
San Francisco DIY punks Black Rainbow's members came up in the same scene that the members of Shellshag were part of before they moved here, and like that band, Black Rainbow still sound great and relevant today. This is their second of two NYC shows of the weekend. Shellshag are on this one too, as are Marissa Paternoster's (of Screaming Females) other band Bad Canoes, and solid local punks Low Fat Getting High. (Swearin' were initially on the bill but dropped.)

Midlake (acoustic) @ Joe's Pub
Midlake and singer Tim Smith parted ways a year ago, and the band scrapped a half-finished album, eventually making Antiphon which is out this week. Minus Smith, Midlake have eschewed much of their mossy folk in favor of proggy rhythms and engaging arrangements. Not a bad thing at all. This show is acoustic.

Nashville Pussy, Fifth on the Floor, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Nashville Pussy have been doing the sleazy cowpunk thing for nearly 20 years and are a reliably sloppy good time.

Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, GoldLink, UNiiQU3, Suicideyear @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with yet another dose of forward-thinking electronic (and related genres) music under the sun. Headliner Cashmere Cat is increasingly becoming a big deal and should really get the party started. Rapper GoldLink should be another highlight as well.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Body Language, Cities Aviv, Hunters, What Cheer Brigade, Ski Lodge, Monogold, Tiny Victories, Honduras, Modern Rivals @ Onderdonk House
This is the first day of the 2014 Out in the Streets which is happening at the historic Van Onderdonk House in Ridgewood Queens. The bucolic setting should be an odd juxtoposition with APTBS' wall of noise. Lot of good bands on this bill, which starts at 2 PM.

Drenge, Wax Witches, The Teen Age @ Rough Trade
Falling somewhere between post-Nirvana grunge and early '00s garage revival, UK duo Drenge are adored by the British music press. Will NYC take to them as well?

Mortician, Devourment, Midnight, Lust of Decay, Diminished, Plague Window, Rottenness, Sexcrement, Invidiosus, Doesn't Matter, Bottomless Pit, Tomorrow's Victim @ Saint Vitus (NY Deathfest)
Maryland doesn't get all the fun. NY has a Deathfest now too (no affiliation), though it's a smaller one but does include some great names in metal like Midnight, Mortician, Devourment and more.

Braid in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)

Braid, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Marietta @ MHOW
16 years after Braid's now-classic Frame & Canvas was released, the emo vets are finally back with its followup, No Coast, and it was worth the wait. It picks up where they left off but sounds like a contemporary of the newer bands in the genre too. Openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves make this a great double bill and Braid fans should dig them too.

Bob Nanna (DJ set), Chris Broach (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
After the Braid show keep the party going at Washed Up Emo's afterparty which Braid co-lead singers Bob Nanna and Chris Broach will be DJing.

Chumped, Save Ends, Laureate, Cassavettes @ Suburbia
If you're into '90s-style pop punk done right (unpolished and with feeling), you'll want to be at Suburbia tonight where the whole lineup fits that description.

Skeletons, Zs, PC Worship, Hubble, Unicornicopia, Onierogen, Gabi, Greg Fox, American Academy of Achievement, DUH, Diamond Terrifier (DJs) @ Trans Pecos
If you're into experimental music, you might already be planning on going to this show which features a formidable line-up of improvisational, noise and plain out-there talent.

Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set), Baxx Sisi's, The Mystery Lights, "Special Guest" @ Union Pool
Professional party dude Jonathan Toubin helms this edition of Union Pool's free Summer Thunder Series. The "Special Guest" is someone who is just in NYC for the day/night, apparently, any guesses on who it is?

The Antlers, Mr. Twin Sister @ Webster Hall
The Antlers' 2009 album, Hospice, may still remain their "classic," but its two followups have also both been excellent, including this year's Familiars which may be their slowest, saddest stuff yet (and filled with awesome horns).

Kiss, Def Leppard @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Do you wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? Do you like sugar poured on you (metaphorically)? Then get the hell to PNC Bank Arts Center tonight!

Sadgiqacea, Hivelords, Insect Ark, Sangrasha @ The Acheron
Sadgiqacea and Hivelords both hail from Philly and make hefty doom, and tonight their tour together hits NYC. Support comes from ex-Angels of Light member Dana Schecter's Insect Ark project and metallic hardcore rippers Sangrasha (who just dropped their Kurt Ballou-produced LP).

Prodigy @ Levi's Commuter Workspace
Mobb Deep have been very active this year, but tonight Prodigy takes a step away from his main group for a solo show. It's free, you just have to RSVP.

Ryan Hemsworth @ Surf Lodge
If you're looking for an excuse to spend the weekend in the Hamptons, perhaps a free show from electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth would give you the extra push? He'll provide just the kind of chilled out vibes.

Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Ian Drennan, Robot Death Cult @ Body Actualized Center
It's a night of outsider dance with Black Dice's Eric Copeland. Things could get strange.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Washed Out at MHOW - 11/18/13 (via Ahnmin Lee)
Washed Out

Washed Out is currently on a tour which brought Ernest Greene & co. back to NYC for a Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg earlier this week (11/18), a much more intimate appearance than his last Terminal 5 show. His next NYC appearance will be when he DJs the J Roddy Walston show at Gramercy Theatre (12/14) (tickets). All upcoming Washed Out dates are listed below.

Speaking of Converse Rubber Tracks, they're launching a new project at the Brooklyn recording studio, CONS Project: BKN, which offers creative workshops for kids. Their "goal is push creativity forward by inspiring kids with creative ambition to unleash their creative spirit through engaging and edifying events." The workshops happen during three weekends, Nov. 23 & 24, Dec. 8 & 9, and Jan. 11 & 12. Select artists will be there, including El-P, Ryan Hemsworth, and more. Plus, El-P will headline an exclusive concert on January 24, following the workshops' final weekend. Registration is open now. More details below.

And speaking of Converse, they just made a behind-the-scenes video on the Ratking/Black Dice collaboration, which you can watch below...

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Eyehategod @ Housecore Horror Fest (more by Trent Maxwell)

Cat Power @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Cat Power

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Xeno & Oaklander, Eraas, Azar Swan, Soviet Soviet @ 285 Kent Avenue
This is the first of two NYC shows for Brooklyn post-punks Eraas and Italian post-punks Soviet Soviet this week. The whole lineup tonight is great though, also including Brooklyn minimal synth mainstays Xeno & Oaklander, who have just teamed up with Ghostly International for their new single "Par Avion" (streaming below), and local goth-pop duo Azar Swan.

Cat Power, Nico Turner @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (2 shows)
No offense to the recent Cat Power stuff, all of which has been excellent, but sometimes we miss the intimacy of the early slowcore days, and tonight we'll get a chance to revisit that kind of intimacy when Chan Marshall plays two solo shows at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (6 PM and 10:30 PM). The early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the late one.

Smith Westerns @ Baby's All Right
Having just headlined Webster Hall, Smith Westerns sneak in a tiny show at new Williamsburg club Baby's All Right at the end of their tour. It's a midnight show and tickets are still available.

Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Chat Logs, Beech Creeps, IYEZ @ Death By Audio
Portland's Wooden Indian Burial make psychedelic garage rock, with a healthy dose of b-movie sci-fi -- there could be theremins in effect tonight. Check out their self-titled LP from 2012 below.

Man Tear, Marlene, Vaz, Kissey, Axel Boman @ Baby's All Right
You may already know that Sweden makes music (ABBA, The Cardigans, The Hives, etc) but let's be reminded tonight with a party called "Sweden Makes Music" featuring house producer Axel Boman, his DFA-signed duo Man Tear and some commercial-minded pop groups.

Kim Gordon, Jutta Koether, I.U.D. @ Issue Project Room
The second of the two-night IPR benefit honoring Kim Gordon features Kim performing two sets, each with different collaborators. One is with her Her Noise collaborator Jutta Kother, and the other is a trio set with I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing).

Wooden Shjips, Cave Woodsman @ Knitting Factory
Long-running San Francisco psych band Wooden Shjips just released their new album,Back to Land, this week and play a their second NYC show this week with likeminded tourmakes Cave.

Active Child, JMSN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The synthy Active Child is on the road supporting his new Ropor EP, and that tour brings him to NYC for two shows this week withJMSN, who did a lot of vocals on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city. This is night 2.

Violent Femmes @ Roseland Ballroom
What can you say about Violent Femmes' 1983 debut album? "Kiss Off," "Add it Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone" -- and basically every song on it -- are bonafide teen-angst classics. You may not listen to it so much anymore but go to the show and just try not to sing along.

Eyehategod, Mutilation Rites, The Communion @ Saint Vitus
Sludge metal greats Eyehategod have had tough year with the passing of original drummer Joey LaCaze, and now after a brieft stint with Dale Crover of Melvins filling in, they've announced that Joey's permanent replacement is Aaron Hill (Missing Monuments, Mountain of Wizard). Tonight they return to NYC for their first of two shows here this week. If you're going tonight, Mutilation Rites rip too, so show up early.

Soft Black, Bully, Beat Radio, Juan Wauters @ Shea Stadium
Synthpop band Soft Black headline tonight but for those going to this show, do get there early for The Beets' Juan Wauters who'll have a new solo album out on Captured Tracks in the new year.

Chromeo @ Webster Hall
An amalgam of early-'80s electro-R&B (Cameo, Rockwell, various Jacksons), Chromeo are not afraid to embrace the cheese. And if you aren't either, it's a fun time. Expect songs from their forthcoming album White Women, which features guest appearances from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Toro Y Moi, and Solange.

Chromeo (DJ Set), Brenmar @ Slake
If you wanna keep the party going, Chrome will be DJing their own afterparty at Westside club Slake.

Eli Paperboy Reed @ Union Pool
With a new album out soon, Eli Paperboy Reed will be premiering a lot of fresh material at two intimate shows at Union Pool, tonight being the first.

Black Dice, Ratking, DJ Pizza Party @ 285 Kent
This multi-genre bill brings the noise of Black Dice together with the indie rap of Ratking, for what should make for a pretty unique night. And maybe there will even be some collaborations, because as weird as this matchup is, Ratking and Eric Copeland of Black Dice have an upcoming collaborative EP CONS EP VOL. 1. coming out, which you can stream a track from below.

John Fogerty @ Beacon Theatre
This is the third night at Beacon for John Fogerty and it's a little different than the previous two -- he'll be performing Credence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory and Bayou Country in full. Tickets are still available.

Alison Moyet @ Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center
The powerhouse voice behind Yaz, Alison Moyet has returned to her electropop roots with her new album, The Minutes, but you can expect "Situation" and "Don't Go" too. Former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke will DJ beforehand.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T. @ Theater at MSG
We're not super into the headliner, but the openers on this tour, which hits the Theatre at MSG for three consecutive nights this week, are always worth seeing. Talib really needs no introduction, having been a mainstay in NYC rap since the '90s, and Big K.R.I.T. is one of the finest newer rappers keeping the dirty south alive and dirty. This is night 2.

Catz 'N Dogz, Orchard Lounge, Tone of Arc, Connie @ Output
It's Output's weekly INPUT party tonight, and these four DJs/beatmakers should have you dancing til the early morn'.

Gary Clark Jr., Alice Smith @ Apollo Theater
Gary Clark Jr. plays the kind of blues guitar that even your dad can get down with, and he'll be bringing his licks to NYC for two shows this week (both sold out). Tonight he's at the legendary Apollo and on Saturday, he'll be at the big Terminal 5.

Weekend Nachos @ ABC No Rio & No Fun Club
Chicago's Weekend Nachos whip up a storm of hardcore fury, adding bits of crust, powerviolence, and sludge to the mix, and making for some surprisingly accessible stuff. Today they play two NYC-area shows, a matinee at ABC No Rio in the LES and a night show at No Fun Club in Island Park.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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photos by Greg Cristman

J. Spaceman @ LPR 9/11/2013

After playing Webster Hall with Spiritualized on Tuesday, J. Spaceman (aka main man Jason Pierce) brought it back down to earth with a low key show at Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday night (9/11). Oneida's Kid Millions, who has been Spiritualized's North American touring drummer this year, kept things from getting too laid back. And keeping things weird was opener Eric Copeland of Black Dice who not too long ago released a new solo album on DFA. Pictures from Le Poisson Rouge are in this post.

More below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Spiritualized @ Webster Hall - 9/10/13

Neo-psychedelic greats Spiritualized are on the road and they just landed in NYC last night (9/10) for a show at Webster Hall with Guy Blakeslee (of The Entrance Band). They played a good amount off of last year's Sweet Heart Sweet Light, as well as hitting their classic Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, 2003's Amazing Grace, and a few other cuts from throughout their career. Pictures and the setlist from the show are in this post.

Spiritualized main man Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) is hanging around NYC to headline a more intimate show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (9/11) with current Spiritualized drummer Kid Millions (also of Oneida), and Eric Copeland (of Black Dice). Tickets are still available.

More pictures and the setlist from Webster Hall below...

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Shellshag @ MHOW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Eric Copeland @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography)
Eric Copeland

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Eric Copeland, Regal Degal, Greatest Hits @ 285 Kent Avenue
Black Dice's Eric Copeland released his new solo album, Joke In The Hole, earlier this summer and is a total schizo freakout. Expect similar terrorizing sonics tonight, plus a set from Regal Degal.

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Rooks @ Brooklyn Bowl
Chicago's "post-punk soul" innovator JC Brooks brings his unique, compelling Sound uptown (Brooklyn) for a fun night competing against the sounds of falling pins.

We Barbarians, Sacco, Isadora @ Cameo Gallery
Long Beach trio We Barbarian's sound is not a million miles away from Bear Hands or Local Natives, making dancefloor friendly rock.

Kicking Spit, Shellshag, Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Death By Audio
It's an all Don Giovanni bill tonight at Death by Audio with lo-fi rockers Kicking Spit, veteran DIY duo Shellshag, power-pop-y rockers Black Wine, and Ramonesy punks Nuclear Santa Claust. Should be a great time.

Black Kids, Junior Prom @ Mercury Lounge
Victims of overhype success, lets not forget that what got these Floridians into the mess was some really catchy, likable songs. After a few years out from under the microscope, Black Kids are back and we're hoping for the best.

Bear Hands, The Coathangers, The Death Set, Pity Sex, EULA, Dead//Beat @ Paper Box
This stacked bill at The Paper Box is dubbed Blackout Summer '13 and it features some great bands, including garage punks The Coathangers, dance punks The Death Set, emo kids-turned-shoegazers Pity Sex, noise rockers EULA, and more.

Math the Band, Sparxx, Efraim, Murdertonics (DJ set) @ Shea Stadium
Math the Band have recently opened for bands like Peelander-Z and Andrew WK, and seeing them only once will show you exactly why. This duo is more concerned with rock for the sake of fun rather than for the sake of art. So even if you don't know the songs, head on over to Shea Stadium and party.

mewithoutYou, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves @ The Bell House
mewithoutYou have done just about everything from post-hardcore to art rock to indie folk in the course of their decade-plus career, and it's probably fair to expect a mix of all of that tonight. Meanwhile, Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves make some of the best chilled out, start-stop emo since Minus the Bear, making this a great double bill.

Ovlov, Two Inch Astronaut, LVL UP, Flagland @ Union Pool
It's a night of loud rock at Union Pool with traditionalist indie rock from Ovlov, smart post-hardcore from Two Inch Astronaut, deceptively-slacker rock from LVL UP, and garage rock from Flagland.

Ladytron (DJ set), Sinden, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandtheft, Lauren Flax, Swizzymack @ Pier 78
This is a two-part danceparty with a diverse mix of DJs and performers: first half taking place on Pier 78 (West Side Highway and 38th St) and then at midnight it moves on the Hudson via the Star of Palm Beach cruiser.

The Love Goat, Action Swingers, Degreaser, BeauSoleil @ Cake Shop
The Love Goat is the exciting and new project from Lubricated Goat's Stu Spasm. Come aboard, they're expecting you. The night also features fellow Aussie punks Degreaser.

Bicep, Maxxi Soundsystem, Pional, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Dance all night at Highline Ballroom for this Fixed + Verboten party with Simian Mobile Disco collaborator Bicep, UK house producer Maxxi Soundsystem, John Talabot collaborator Pional, and Fixed regulars JDH + Dave P. 11 PM doors.

New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.

Survival @ Saint Vitus
Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix's new project, Survival, explores some completely different themes, delving into post-hardcore while dabbling with the vocal experimentation that marked some of his other band's releases.

Aye Nako, Priests, Tomboy, Bad Behavior @ The Living Gallery
Brooklyn's Aye Nako, who do pop punk right, and fiercely intense DC post-punks Priests are teaming up for a show at the Living Gallery tonight, which makes for one hell of a show. Brooklyn's punky Bad Behavior are worth catching too. You can stream their recent Never Trust a Dolphin EP, below.


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by Bill Pearis

'Joke in the Hole' art

Eric Copeland likes to stay busy. In addition to his work with Black Dice, he's put out seven releases in the last year or alone, including two this summer for DFA, his first for the label as a solo artist. (Black Dice were on DFA in the label's early days.) In July he released the "Masterbater" 12" and then followed that up with the just-out Joke in the Hole LP. "Masterbater," which isn't on the album, is no more or less esoteric (or single-y) than what's found on the album, though at 12 minutes it coulda been just too long to make the cut. They're both part of Copeland's weird wonderful world of sound and you can stream the single and album in full below.

Eric plays a record release show tonight (8/23) in Brooklyn at 285 Kent. It's also release show for Regal Degal, whose new EP, Pyramid Bricks, is fresh on Terrible Records. Greatest Hits are on the bill as well, plus DJs Tim Koh (of Haunted Graffiti) and Jorge Elbrecht (Violens). Advance tickets are available.

About a month after tonight's show, Eric will team back up with the Black Dice guys when that band plays 285 Kent on September 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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It probably goes without saying that long-running Williamsburg DIY spot Death by Audio gets a lot of good shows. Many of those are recorded  -- you may have noticed a microphone sticking out of the drop-ceiling tiles. DbA has cherry-picked a dozen of the best moments from last year for a book of flexis simply titled Live at Death by Audio 2012 that is being released by Famous Class at the end of July. That's the cover art above.

Bands featured include JEFF the Brotherhood, METZ, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and A Place to Bury Strangers. It also features art by Brian Chippendale, Dave Singley, Perry Lubin, Matt Leins, Ron Rege Jr, Jon Vermilyea, and Brendan Nakahara.

Pre-orders are available now and comes with not only a digital version of the flexis but also a recording of the full Oh Sees / Ty Segall show. Full track list below.

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Eric Copeland at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography)
Eric Copeland

As you may know, all ages DIY space The Silent Barn is back in action with a new Bushwick location (603 Bushwick Ave), and they've got some pretty great shows happening this weekend (and in general).

TONIGHT (5/3), the venue will be graced by psych rockers Blues Control, Black Dice member Eric Copeland (who just opened for Akron/Family), Jackson Pollis' (of Real Estate) other project, Son of Dad, plus WFMU DJ Liz Berg will be on the boards all night. Doors are 8:30, show starts at 9:30, and admission is $8 at the door.

Then, on Saturday (5/4), there's another great show with Vermont psych weirdos Blanche Blanche Blanche, the even weirder Gary War, post rockers Woodsman, drone folk artist Weyes Blood, Matt Sullivan, and visuals by EyeBodega. Doors are at 8 and admission is $8.

Finally on Sunday (5/5), On Sunday, they've got Oren Ambarchi, Marco Fusinato, Long Distance Poison, and Millions. They're also involved in a Cinco de Mayo party happening at Deep Cuts Barber Shop. In their words:

Cinco De Mayo is a fake holiday.
But our tasty carne asada tacos, grilled corn and beers are real.
Come chill eat some tacos and drink some beers while Mickey Perez and Marty McSorley spin Latin tunes all afternoon.

10% off all Latin records all day.
Tacos for tips & corn for coins.
Free mustache trims for all Zapatistas.

Sounds fun.

Other upcoming Silent Barn shows include Big Ups on May 9, Twin Sister and Empress Of on May 11, Weed Hounds on May 21, Mick Barr on May 22, and Aye Nako on May 31 (record release).

Some song streams below...

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photos by PSquared Photography

Akron/Family at Bowery Ballroom - 4/24/13
Akron / Family

Akron/Family are about to drop their new album, Sub Verses this week (4/30) (stream it) and they've been supporting that on a tour that just landed the freak folk crew in NYC for a show this past Wednesday (4/24) at Bowery Ballroom. Support at the show came from Eric Copeland of Black Dice, and Sun Araw collaborator M Geddes Gengras, who also joined Akron/Family during their set. The House List writes:

M. Geddes Gengras rounded out the quartet, and either through causation or correlation, seemed to define their sound. Manning a circuitry station that looked like a futuristic switchboard, he brought heavy rhythmic pounding, deep-bass keyboards and plenty of digital ephemera to the normal A/F genre inbreeding. This seemed to elicit a decidedly dark edge to the usual bouncy sound: High-thread-count sheets of guitar nestled under a duvet of constant drumming to make a bed fit for a dark sonic nightmare. The band spent much of the set exploring the space between noise and music, making no effort to make them accessible or to explicitly sell anyone on their upcoming release. No matter, the crowd was very much into it.
More pictures and the setlist from the show below...

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Edan at ATP NYC 2012 (more by David Andrako)

Bandshell has been presenting some pretty solid shows at Le Poisson Rouge, like the upcoming Teengirl Fantasy/Laurel Halo one and the Juan Maclean one. Now they've announced another one with an all around killer lineup which happens on March 28 at the Manhattan venue with sets from apocalyptic psych freaks Prince Rama, abstract rap great Edan; and DJ sets by Gang Gang Dance member Brian DeGraw and Black Dice member Eric Copeland. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The video for Prince Rama's recent single "So Destroyed" and a stream of Edan's 2005 album, Beauty and the Beat, below...

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Summer Thunder 2012

Though tickets for the previously discussed Turing Machine/Violent Bullshit show at Union Pool on 5/18 have flown out the door (it is now sold out), at least you didn't entirely miss the train. Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue Union Pool have announced both bands, along with names like Eric Copeland (Black Dice), Rain Machine (Kyp Malone of TV on The Radio), Bubbles, TEEN, Ryan Sawyer / Nate Wooley / C. Spencer Yeh, LONE WOLF and Test House, as the first batch of artists in their Summer Thunder Series, their annual set of FREE shows taking place on the patio on every other Saturday afternoon from May 26th until August 18th. Summer Thunder 2012 is being curated by the venue along with Ryan Sawyer (Lone Wolf/Tall Firs/Glass Rock) and Summer Thunder creator and artist J. Penry, with each week promising free music, "drink specials, free koozies, T-shirts for purchase by J. Penry, and lots of Jameson". That last part just sold me.

Exact dates are on the poster above. Exact lineups TBA soon.

the RSD2012 morning line @ Other Music in NYC (via)
Other Music

How did you fare on Record Store Day 2012? What did you pick up? What did you have trouble finding? If you were in Austin, did you stop by Waterloo Records and meet Garbage? (Tim did.) If you were in NYC, did you stop by Other Music? If not, this is what it looked like...

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Black Dice

John Maus revealed an unreleased song via the Ribbon Music Soundcloud this week. "No Title (Molly)" is "available on a limited edition transparent orange Flexi Disc as part of Smugglers Way, Ribbon Music and Domino's first ever FlexiDisc Zine available exclusively on Record Store Day, April 21st." Stream the song below.

Speaking of Ribbon Music, advanced tickets are now on sale for the Black Dice record release party happening at Living Bread in Brooklyn on 4/7, three days before their new LP Mr. Impossible is released by Ribbon Music.

Oneohtrix Point Never, who was just announced on the lineup of a special show at Public Assembly, opens that Brooklyn show for Black Dice who then head out on a tour.

Meanwhile, Eric Copeland of Black Dice plays a show at The Stone TONIGHT (3/31) after a set by DJ Dog Dick.

Listen to John Maus below...

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by BBG

Total Abuse - Prison Sweat art
Total Abuse

If you weren't paying attention, you might have missed Total Abuse's Mutt, which surfaced its ugly head last year on Post Present Medium Records (Dean Spunt of No Age's imprint). The eleven track ripper encompassed elements of early negative hardcore, wearing its Void, Necros, and Black Flag influences on their tattered, punk-patch covered sleeve.

Austin's Total Abuse definitely have similar influences to bands like Cold Sweat, Men's Interest, Sex Vid and some of the Youth Attack crew, but also dabble in noise/power-electronics on their latest LP Prison Sweat which is out NOW via PPM. The LP, which opens with seven-minutes of brutal noise, blasts off by the second track "Early Morning" and is propelled with a similar furious energy throughout the remainder of the LP until it hits the final title track. From there Prison Sweat moves into a different mode, falling in line with side-2-of-My War Black Flag and latter feedback-obsessed hardcore bands like Drunkdriver or Pissed Jeans, but also venturing into borderline Swans/Godflesh style noise destruction. Stream all of Prison Sweat for the first time below.

Total Abuse only has one show scheduled as of now, at the PPM 10 year anniversary party in LA at The Smell on 11/4 - 11/6. The three day festival will feature appearances from No Age, Abe Vigoda, High Places, John Wiese, Gun Outfit, Dunes, Eric Copeland, Bleached (who play a BV CMJ party on 10/21) and many more, including an appearance from Total Abuse-related project White Dog, whose new album Triumurate is also out now on PPM. Stream tracks from White Dog, and all of Total Abuse's Prison Sweat below, alongside details of the PPM Anniversary show.

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Xeno & Oaklander - Autumn's Edge (MP3)


Xeno & Oaklander are New York's premier minimal wave, and have been doing it 1981 style -- using patch bays and vintage equipment exclusively, no laptops -- for over five years. Despite the duo's neo-luddite approach to making electronic music, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo have certainly gotten better at what they're doing, both mastery of their gear and in songwriting.

Sets & Lights, which was released this week on Wierd Records, is the band's third album and easily their best. Arpeggiated synths and sequencers bubble along and Wendelbo and McBride trade vocals... it's like the soundtrack to some gleaming baroque futureworld. You can download "Autumn's Edge" at the top of this post, and be sure to check out the genuinely spooky video to single "The Staircase" further down.

Xeno & Oaklander have a few shows coming up. Tonight (10.12), they celebrate the release of Sets & Lights tonight (10.12) at the weekly Wierd Party at Home Sweet Home. Friday night (10.14) they'll play the afterparty of the first night of the Neon Marshmallow Festival which is happening all weekend at Public Assembly.

Then next Saturday (10/22), Xeno & Oaklander play Altered Zones at the New Museum, which seems to be this year's attempt by Pitchfork at CMJ counterprograming. (Remember #Offline?) In addition to X&O, performers include AraabMuzik, Grimes, Teengirl Fantasy, Trash Talk, Eric Copeland, Prince Rama, Light Asylum, FORMA, and Dive. The show is 21+ and $25 for non-museum members and a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the 2012 New Museum Triennial, an international exhibition of emerging artists. This actually sounds potentially cool. Flyer for the event is below.

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Avey Tare @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Avey Tare

Animal Collective member Avey Tare released his debut solo effort Down Here last fall via the band's own Paw Tracks Records. At the end of this November, Avey will head out on a 10-city solo tour that will hit Knitting Factory Brooklyn on December 2nd with Eric Copeland (of Black Dice). Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed with some videos, below.

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Archers of Loaf - What Did You Expect? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - "Lost Weekend" (MP3)

Archers of Loaf @ Sasquach 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
ARchers of Loaf

This weekend marks the return of '90s indie legends Archers of Loaf who play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (6/25, sold out) and Webster Hall on Sunday (6.26, you can still get tickets). Opening both shows are Mr. Dream which is as perfect an opener as you could imagine.

I didn't care for their later records (or Eric Bachman's Crooked Fingers) but Archers of Loaf's 1993 debut, Icky Mettle, is an indie rock classic that stands tall alongside No Pocky for Kitty, Slanted & Enchanted, There's Nothing Wrong with Love and Sebadoh III. 1995's Vee Vee is pretty awesome too, and both records are getting the expanded reissue treatment from Merge Records in August. You can download "What Did You Expect?" (a 1994 7"-only release) at the top of this post.

Speaking of Mr. Dream, despite the Voice saying that the lineup was final, they added Mr. Dream today to the upcoming 4Knots Fest at South Street Seaport, and DJs and an indoor lounge too...

The Village Voice is excited to announce the addition of the 4Knots Indoor Lounge during the 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The lounge, located at 210 Front Street, will be open from 2PM till Midnight with free admission, 21+ only. DJ Sets will take place all day from: Yeasayer, Dan Deacon, Finger on the Pulse, PUNCHES, Brahms, and others TBD. Drink specials from Sailor Jerry and Bud Light will be available along with a PopChips photo booth, and much more.

The inaugural 4Knots Music Festival with also include live music on South Street Seaport Pier 17 from 1-8pm. The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Davila 666, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger and Mr. Dream and are all scheduled to perform on the outdoor stage at the free, all day, all ages music festival.


While we're in the '90s milleiu, Mazes are here opening for White Denim on Saturday night (6/25) at Bowery Ballroom. I'll just quote myself here:

When you think Manchester, England you may think Stone Roses and The Smiths, but in the case of Mazes, it's more Sebadoh and Soul Asylum. Not unlike Yuck, this trio owe lots to '90s indie rock as can be heard on their debut album A Thousand Heys which came out in April.

A Thousand Heys is full of catchy singalongs -- like their current single "Summer Hits" -- and well worth checking out. (Samples from the album are streaming at their label's website.) You can download a previously unreleased track, "Brunswick Stack," at the bottom of this post via a Soundcloud widget.

And if you can't make it this weekend, Mazes return for a headlining show at Glasslands on Tuesday, July 5 where they'll play with Beige, Country Mice, and The Hairs.

Art Brut
Art Brut

What else? Art Brut are on tour and played Maxwell's last night and will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday (6/23). The band's new album, Brilliant! Tragic!, finds Eddie Argos taking it down a notch and almost singing. Almost. It's really more of a whispery type thing -- not unlike Jarvis Cocker -- and for the most part I think it works pretty well. I especially like the single, "Lost Weekend," which you can download at the top of this post. More than anything, I think the music is the best Art Brut have come up with since their debut. And the band remain a lot of fun to see live. Argos is the real deal.

Sic Alps
Sic Alps

Sic Alps roll through town on Friday, playing Death By Audio with Spectre Folk and Weekends. As previously reported, founding member Matt Hartman -- who was half the band originally -- has left the group which is kind of weird Mike Donovan is carrying on with the name with Eric Baur and some kid named Ty Segall (who had briefly joined the band a couple years ago). Shouldn't they be called Sic Andes or something now?

Granted, Mike Donovan did most of the singing (and maybe wrote most of the songs) and I'm gonna bet this new version of the band is pretty awesome. Sic Alps most recent album, Napa Asylum, is another smoldering, thick stew of swamp garage. A lot of bands use the low-fi thing as a crutch, but Sic Alps have always used sludge like it's a member of the band. A new 7", perhaps the first fruits of this new line-up, is out in August.

Fulton Stall Market in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Fulton Stall Market

And finally, a little shameless plugging. Sunday afternoon, June 26th, is the first of my four Sound Bites Series shows which take place at the Fullton Stall Market down at South Street Seaport. You can get your vegetables and jingle jangle indiepop all in one place. This Sunday the latter is provided by scene stalwarts My Teenage Stride. The fun (which includes me DJing before the band) starts at 2PM, and it's all free. Do come down and say hi.

This is the full Sunday show lineup:

JULY 10: pow wow!
July 10th is also the first of six free shows at Beekman Beer Garden which is at South Street Seaport too. The free Friday Seaport shows begin this Friday, but more about that below.

Some additional daily picks follow:


Iceage play a free show at Other Music today.


Black Dice's Eric Copeland, McDonalds and Regal Degal play Secret Project Robot. It's a record release party for both Copeland and McDonalds, so do check out the merch table. The Copeland record, Waco Taco Combo, is only a 500 copy pressing.

Dinosaur Jr. are at Terminal 5 performing their classic 1988 album Bug (that's the one with "Freak Scene") in its entirety. And probably some other songs as well. Many people will be going just to see Fucked Up, not to mention Off!.

Beach Fossils and Javelin play Santos Party House. It's a free show if you RSVP.

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by Erez Avissar


UK's Gold Panda kicked things off with his synthetic glitch-house, fitting in with a certain forward-thinking new breed of dance music (Pictureplane, Crystal Castles) that HEALTH so openly loves (this was their "DISCO2" comp record release after all). Just a shame that from the audience's vantage point you couldn't see him construct drum beats and launch samples from his MPC.

Indian Jewelry was the surprise face-melting of the night, summoning spirits at Music Hall with an awesomely loud and heavy set that mixed the occult with the industrial. Better experienced live than on record.

HEALTH were as tight as I've ever seen them, playing pretty much their whole discography as fans eagerly sent their bodies aflail and shifted like a drunken sea. They capped off their set with the new "USA Boys" before returning to do an encore which consisted of "Courtship", a song that runs for less than a minute. I looked at my friend and we both laughed a little, knowing we couldn't really ask for more.

More dates HERE. More pictures from Sunday's show at Music Hall below...

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by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Growing - "Camera84" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Growing - "Hormone" (MP3)


With Growing's new Vice Records LP PUMPS due this week, the trio will celebrate with a US tour that will kick off with an album release party at Coco66 on Tuesday, 4/6. Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), Luke Roberts and The Monroe Indians will provide support along with DJ sets from Ron Morelli, Josh Wildman, and Taka Hiro.

The new album PUMPS is the first for Growing as a trio, and was recorded at The Ocropolis, aka Oneida's Brooklyn studio. The LP also marks their debut for Vice Records, who currently have the album up for preorder. Two tracks from that album are free downloads above. Cover art and tracklist below.

Growing recently made two videos, as well as a gang of video vignettes in celebration of PUMPS. One video, "Mind Eraser" is only available with purchase of the LP, but you can dig on all of the rest of the vids/vignettes (some of which are possibly NSFW?) below. All tour dates down there too...

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