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Operators
Operators
Little Big League in May (more by Mimi Hong)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing tonight with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

Operators (Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade), Little Big League, Motion Studies @ Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase)
There's plenty of amazing shows tonight, though of course we hope you come to our showcase, which features the NYC debut of Operators, the new band of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner. From the sound of the song they released, it's seeming most similar to H Furs' stuff. Opening are Philly indie rockers Little Big League and Brooklyn's funky Motion Studies, who are on Nick Sylvester's (of Mr. Dream) GODMODE label, and he drums in the band too.

Blondes, Young Male, Max McFerren, Physical Therapy @ Baby's All Right
After our show you can stick around Baby's and dance to these quality DJs.

The War on Drugs, Woods, Julianna Barwick @ 50 Kent
This show is at the rechristened 50 Kent, aka the giant outdoor space that used to be Williamsburg Park.  It should be a good one too, with The War on Drugs' spacious Petty-isms perfect for the outdoor environment, as will Woods. Also: while some Northside shows might fill their badge quota quickly, that probably won't be a problem here given the size of the venue.

Sharon Van Etten, Amen Dunes @ Bowery Ballroom
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her second of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside Festival)
Animal Collective members Panda Bear and Avey Tare have been focusing on their own projects lately, but tonight the band (or maybe select members of the band) will be in NYC to DJ.

Nick Waterhouse, The Vandelles, Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Northside Festival)
If vintage soul is your idea of a good time, this should fit the bill: Nick Waterhouse really knows how this stuff is supposed to sound, and is a terrific songwriter to boot. That goes triple for Toubin, whose taste is beyond impeccable. The Vandelles are fun too! Unlike almost all Night Bazaar shows, this one is not free, but you can get in with your Northside Badge.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Flower (reunion show), John Lindaman, Trummors, Vomit Fist @ Cake Shop
Before Versus, brothers Richard and Ed Baluyut were in NYC band Flower who put out two albums and an EP's worth of moody indie rock during the second half of the 1980s. They reunite tonight to benefit the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, . Also on the bill: +/- Plus/Minus (featuring a third Baluyut brother, James), James Lindaman (of True Love Always), Trummors (Dave Lerner who used to be in Ted Leo + Pharmacists), andVomit Fist.

Nite Jewel, Ejecta, Brothertiger, Psychic Twin, The Great Void @ Cameo Gallery (Northside Festival)
Ejecta is the duo of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford that centers around Leanne's (almost) always "completely naked" character. They also make pretty good synth pop. Headlining this showcase is eccentric performer Nite Jewel whose music is a hazy take on late '80s R&B pop.

Shellshag, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, Dogjaw @ Death by Audio
It's a good night for lo-fi/DIY punk at DbA with local regulars Shellshag, LA's Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, and Olympia's Dogjaw.

Ka @ Europa (Northside Festival)
Brooklyn rapper Ka got a good amount of buzz last year for his impressive album The Night's Gambit, and tonight he'll take that material to the stage in his hometown.

Omar Souleyman, Dutch E Germ, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman puts on the kind of show that you just have to see for yourself, as many of you probably know already considering this is sold out. Former Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ opens.

Perfect Pussy, Shilpa Ray, Roya @ Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
One of two chances to see exciting live act Perfect Pussy during Northside, this showcase also features underrated performer Shilpa Ray and Roya which features members of Habibi and The Clean.

White Mystery, J.A.C.K., Whiskey Bitches, Vulture Shit @ Matchless (Northside Festival)
Guitar-drums garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. Alex has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register. They're also less blues-y than many of their brethren -- even without the singing nobody's gonna confuse them with The White Stripes, Thee Oh Sees, etc.

Psychic Twin, Sateen, Limited, Ziemba, Harvey Sid Fisher @ Muchmore's (Northside Festival)
occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher is probably best known for his album Astrology Songs in which he performs songs about the 12 signs of the Zodiac....the album came out on Gregg Turkington aka Neil Hamburger's Amarillo Records, which also makes Harvey labelmates with Anton LaVey.

Albert Hammond Jr, Drowners @ MHOW (Northside)
He just played Governors Ball last weekend with that band that he's in, and tonight Albert Hammond Jr plays his Strokes-y solo material for Northside crowds. Opening act Drowners probably own a Strokes album or two.

Marnie Stern, Tweens, Amanda X @ Rough Trade (Northside Festival)
This lineup is solid all around with Marnie Stern whose funny stage banter is matched by her guitar heroics, Cincinnati's punky, poppy Tweens and Philly's also punky Amanda X.

Perfect Pussy, Hop Along, Pleasure Leftists, Frankie Cosmos @ Saint Vitus (Northside Festival)
Excellent bill at Vitus with the fiercely intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, Philly indie rock faves Hop Along, Cleveland post-punks Pleasure Leftists, and twee pop/anti-folk singer/songwriter Frankie Cosmos.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ski Mask, Whore Paint @ Shea Stadium
Ed Schrader's Music Beat just released their new album Party Jail via JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label. As the title implies the record is a good time, 13 hyperactive tallboys of fuzzbass dancepunk, not a million miles away from Le Tigre or The B-52s. Tonight's the record release party (and it's not part of Northside).

Porches, Fat (Bad) History Month, Pile, Dust From A Thousand Years, New England Patriots @ Silent Barn
Exploding In Sound throw their unofficial Northside showcase tonight at Silent Barn. As we've come to expect from EIS, it's packed with loud rock bands who should appeal to anyone nostalgic for the '90s.

Crow Bait, Beach Slang, Chandeli'ers, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Tonight's the NYC debut of Beach Slang, the new Philly trio fronted by James Snyder of '90s punk band Weston. All they've got out so far is a 4-song EP, but each track is a winner with the sugary distorted guitar hooks of early Goo Goo Dolls and The Replacements meeting the gruff vocals of Jawbreaker. Tons of quotable lines too. This show doubles as the release show for alt-country punks Crow Bait (mem. Iron Chic) who are celebrating their debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, out now on Don Giovanni.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Glass Ghost, Grooms @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
This is the Western Vinyl showcase and is headlined by longrunning (and undervalued) Brooklyn Ban Ava Luna. We're fans of openers Grooms, too, who make Sonic Youth-style rock.

Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Axxa, Abraxas, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Donovan Blanc, Mike Sniper (DJ set) @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
Captured Tracks takes over Warsaw tonight for Northside. Of special note: West Coast band Craft Spells whose new album Naseua is worth checking out, as is their hyperactive live show. Label domo Mike Sniper will be spinning songs in between bands.

Kelis, Son Little @ Webster Hall
Kelis has been one of the most underrated pop singers for years, and this year she actually "went indie," teaming up with producer Dave Sitek (of TV on the Radio) and releasing her new neo-soul-inspired album on Ninja Tune.

Bobby McFerrin & Questlove @ Town Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues tonight and the show at Town Hall is an interesting one. It pairs the jazz legend Bobby McFerrin (best known, unfortunately, as the guy who sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy") with Roots drummer/frequent DJ/D'Angelo collaborator/Twitter celebrity/whatever else Questlove for an evening of "musical dialogue" they'e calling "Mumbo Jumbo."

Tonight's Escort / French Horn Rebellion show at Watermark Bar has been moved to July 10 due to weather.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Andrew Sacher

Shift K3Y
Shift K3Y

London producer Shift K3Y, who you may know from his addictive single "Touch," has a number of UK dates coming up in July and August, but in between those he'll squeeze in a trip to NYC for a show on August 1 at Glasslands with Tony Quattro. Tickets for that show are on sale now. No word yet if he'll be playing other US shows around that time, but all currently announced dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Shift K3Y dropped off the Glasslands show and instead plays Webster Hall with DJ Mustard that day (tickets). In place of his set at Glasslands, Escort will be DJing.

In related news, Shift K3Y's pal Wave Racer has been putting out a pretty impressive string of singles this year for the Future Classic label (Flume, Cashmere Cat, etc). The Australian producer has a sound similar to Rustie, a highly melodic take on blown out dubstep and trap. Also picture Passion Pit's crazier songs like "I'll Be Alright" but without words, and you've got an idea. His most recent release came out this month, a remix of Foster the People's "Best Friend." And while we're not huge fans of the original, his take on it is pretty solid. His most recent original single, "Streamers," is a real banger though. It came out this past February and was since remixed by Ryan Hemsworth on a split EP the two producers put out. You can stream all of that below.

His upcoming dates include the Mad Decent Boat Party, and the Boston and DC stops of the Mad Decent Block Parties. No NYC dates announced at the moment (he was last year for a Glasslands show after SXSW).

All dates for Shift K3Y and Wave Racer are listed, with streams, below...

Continue reading "Shift K3Y touring; Wave Racer released singles, playing Mad Decent Boat/Block Parties & more (dates, streams)"

Xavier

Those in need of something a little different for Valentine's Day this year might want to consider attending the fourth annual "Valentine's Day Eve Ladies of Soul Tribute" which happens at Joe's Pub on February 13. (You don't even have to go out on V-day). The event is put on by singer/performer Xavier (who's collaborated with Scissor Sisters, New Power Generation and others), and also features appearances by Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), vocal performance artist Adam Matta, Del Marquis (Scissor Sisters), Escort's Adeline Michele and more.

Tickets are on sale now.

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

Prince at SXSW 2013 (more by John Sciulli)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Prince @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Prince never slows down, having spent most of 2013 playing epic-length shows and releasing a series of digital singles that found him regaining some creative juice (and his classic sound). Tonight's the first of three holiday shows he's got lined up at Mohegan Sun.

Patti Smith @ The Space at Westbury
The Godmother of Punk still lives up to that title, delivering fantastic sets that span her almost-4-decade-long career which includes a number of stone cold classics. As usual, she's celebrating the end of the year in her hometown of NYC with Webster Hall shows on Sunday and Monday, which are sold out, but she's also in Long Island tonight.

The Bouncing Souls, Laura Stevenson, The Brigantines, Molly and the Zombies @ The Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls are on night 2 of their four-night 'Home for the Holidays' shows at home state venue The Stone Pony tonight. Like every night, there's three openers, all chosen by The Souls, and there's two especially notable ones tonight, including singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson, and a mysterious band called Molly and the Zombies. We're not sure who they are, but we couldn't help but notice that Bouncing Souls pal Brian Fallon has been really obsessed with zombies lately, and that his band The Gaslight Anthem seem to think this band is cool. It's not The Gaslight Anthem themselves though.

H2O, Youth Brigade, Cruel Hand, ShitKill, Angel Dust @ Gramercy Theatre
If you're not headed to the Bouncing Souls tonight but still need a stacked bill of punk, Gramercy Theatre is your place. NYC's H2O not long ago wrapped up a tour supporting Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory, but a smaller headlining show is a much better way to see them. Plus LA punk vets Youth Brigade (who opened for Bouncing Souls last night) are hanging around the area for this show too.

GWAR, Battlecross, Iron Reagan @ Irving Plaza
Nothing says the holidays like the mutant warthog from Hell metal of GWAR. Who knows what antics they'll have cooked up for this week.

Clutch, Into Another, Empire Escorts, Mike Dillon Band @ Starland Ballroom
Stoner rock greats Clutch have an upcoming New Year's Eve show in NYC, but if you wanna catch them sooner than that, you can head to NJ tonight. Also of note on this bill and the NYE one is reunited post-hardcore vets Into Another.

Psychic TV, Heliotropes, House of Blondes @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It will be more like A Night Bizarre this weekend when Genesis P. Orridge and crew headline this free shopping/eating/minigolfing space. Having made everything from pure noise, pysch-pop, acid house and everything in between -- this year's Paramartha rattles around ambient blues dirges -- who knows what to expect.

Zedd, Classixx, Alvin Risk, Tommie Sunshine @ Pier 94
Russian-German electronic producer Zedd headlines this big show, but we're partial to the poptronics of Classixx, whose album this year was a lot of fun.

John Zorn Improv Night @ The Stone
The Stone's founder and artistic director John Zorn is in the midst of his annual Improv Week which is a benefit for the venue. Tonight features Uri Gurvich (sax), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Ron Anderson (guitar), Chris Cochrane (guitar), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Ikue Mori (electronics), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass), Michael Nicolas (cello), Don McKenzie (drums) and Zorn himself on sax.

The Front Bottoms, HmfO: A Hall and Oates Tribute The Bynars @ Bowery Ballroom
Before The Front Bottoms ring in the new year and head out on an extensive tour in January, the NJ folk punks will squeeze in two last NYC shows of 2013 (both sold out). Tonight's is at Bowery Ballroom, and tomorrow's is at the far more intimate Shea Stadium (and that one doubles as a BV holiday party).

Escort, Exmag, Mun & Special Guests @ BB King's
Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort open for the jammy Disco Biscuits at their New Year's run at Best Buy Theater tonight, but after that they head to BB King's for the afterparty which they'll headline. Special guests are promised.

Valerie June, Michael Daves ft. Jen Larson @ Highline Ballroom
Valerie June is a newcomer with a hell of a voice, and it's no surprise that the powerhouse singer is quickly moving up in the world. Tonight's Highline Ballroom show is her largest headlining gig in NYC yet.

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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Kraftwerk @ MoMA, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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As mentioned, Moogest 2014 happens April 23 - 27 in Ashville, NC. The festival has just announced its initial line-up which includes: Kraftwerk 3D (playing three concerts), Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Laurie Anderson, Dan Deacon, Darkstar, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Adult, Le1f, Shigeto, Wolf Eyes, Les Sins (Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi), and more. The full list of initial artists is below, with more than 70 more to be announced. There are showcases being put on by the likes of DFA, Fool's Gold, Ghostly Intl, Warp and more.

Laurie Anderson and Giorgio Moroder are also part of Moogfest's previously announced daytime talks and seminars program, that also includes such artists as film composer Cliff Martinez (Drive), Emerson Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson, Claire Evans from YACHT, and synthesizer innovators like Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim.

Tickets are on sale now. 2014 Moogfest initial performer list and poster below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2014 announces initial artist list (Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks & more) "

Movement

The Movement Electronic Music Festival is returning to Detroit's Hart Plaza from May 24-26 in 2014. The initial lineup was just announced and it includes Action Bronson, Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Simian Mobile Disco, Metro Area, The Martinez Brothers, Terrence Dixon, Escort, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Speedy J and Lucy's US debut of their collaborative Zeitgeber project, and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.

Full initial lineup and the trailer video for the fest, below...

Continue reading "Movement Electronic Music Festival initial 2014 lineup (Action Bronson, Richie Hawtin, Simian Mobile Disco, Pete Tong, more)"

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Free tickets to the Washed Out Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on "sale" today at noon.

Smif n Wessun are playing Mercury Lounge on December 2. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/08) at noon.

Tickets to see White Denim at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Drowners show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Weekend and Nothing at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Baths at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ida Maria at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for her Rough Trade NYC show.

Tickets to see Courtney Barnett at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for her Rough Trade NYC show.

Tickets to see Mogwai at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Dropkick Murphys and Lucero are going on a St. Patrick's Day tour that hits NJ on March 10 at Starland Ballroom and Long Island on March 11 at The Paramount. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (11/8) and there's a venue presale for the Paramount show starting Thursday (11/7) at 10 AM. No NYC date on this tour at the moment, but Lucero will be in NYC this Friday (11/8) at Terminal 5 for a show with Titus Andronicus and The Menzingers. Tickets to that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.

The Front Bottoms' upcoming BV-presented show in NYC is sold out, but they just announced a tour with You Blew It! that comes to the area for a Long Island show on January 30 at 89 North. Tickets for that entire tour, including the LI show, are on sale now.

Escort and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound are playing The Bell House on November 23. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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Wilco collaborators Lucius are headlining a hometown show in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 14. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Another Brooklyn band, Escort headlines the similarly sized Bowery Ballroom on August 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (7/3) at noon.

Silversun Pickups play a Long Island show on August 7 at The Paramount two days after their other NYC-area show at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets for the Paramount and the Capitol Theatre are available.

You can still grab tickets (but "not many left") to the newly-added Beyonce show at Barclays Center in December.

Xenia Rubinos, who will be the musical guest on 'Beginnings' at UCB East tonight (7/2), plays a hometown show at Mercury Lounge on July 13 with Helado Negro. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

People Get Ready are playing Knitting Factory on August 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

by Andrew Sacher

Escort at MHOW in 2011 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
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Brooklyn 17-piece disco orchestra Escort returned this week with the new single "Barbarians," and if you've been digging the new Daft Punk album, this single takes its inspiration from a very similar place. Check it out below.

As mentioned, Escort play a hometown show TONIGHT (5/24) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Support at tonight's show comes from Lady Miss Kier (DJ), Tippy Toes, Leverage Models, and JKriv (DJ). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Song stream below...

Continue reading "Escort released a new single, play MHOW tonight"

Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the Depeche Mode shows at Barclays Center and Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre with Bat for Lashes go on general sale Saturday (4/6) at 10 AM. Meanwhile, many presales have been going on, incuding the LiveNation mobile and venue presale, which starts today at 10 AM. The password for the Facebook Presale is "DELTA." Other passwords to try for other presales include "SHOWERS" and "MACHINE."

Tickets to see Paul McCartney at Fenway Park go on sale today at 10 AM.

Individual Day Tickets for Governors Ball go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets to see Devendra Banhart at Town Hall go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets to see Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their Santos Party House show are still available.

Tickets to see The Antlers at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see The Official XXL Freshman Live Concert with Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travis Scott, Dizzy Wright, and Angel Haze at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Wire at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Matthew E. White at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Aaron Freeman (fka Gene Ween) at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Yes at The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Still Corners at Mercury Lounge and tickets to see them at Glasslands go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Chvrches at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Subhumans at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Come at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Half Moon Run at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Escort is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 24. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Jake Bugg is playing Webster Hall on September 17. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Ani DiFranco is playing Town Hall on November 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Fitz & The Tantrums are playing Irving Plaza on June 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Pokey LaFarge is playing Bowery Ballroom on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Marques Toliver show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Selah Sue and Bushwalla show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Rachael Yamagata and Sanders Bohlke are playing Maxwell's on July 12 and Bowery Ballroom on July 13. Tickets to the Maxwell's show and tickets for their Bowery Ballroom show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Heavy show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Stumblebum Brass Band and Bad Buka show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the HARD NYC: Hot Natured with Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Infinity Ink show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The Gantry and The Wilderness of Manitoba show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine is playing Bowery Ballroom on July 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Bad Veins and Born Cages are playing Mercury Lounge on May 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Anders & Kendall and Chris Mills is playing Mercury Lounge on May 29. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

by Andrew Sacher

Bruce

More of the big 2012 year-end lists have been rolling in, with NPR and SPIN recently revealing theirs, and now Rolling Stone have unleashed theirs. Similarly to Uncut, the expected albums from older artists are there, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, and the number one slot going to Bruuuuuuuuuuuce. It's got huge albums like Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, and fun., as well as the token high ranking indie album (Japandroids at #9), the token washed up band who was once classic (Green Day), things you knew you'd see on Rolling Stone's list like Jack White and Alabama Shakes, and... Grimes!

You can read the whole list below...

Continue reading "Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2012"

photos by Ryan Muir

Escort w/ Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, WFC 8/25/2012
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This year's Ecstatic Summer Festival, which paired more traditional bands with composers and avant-garde musicians, came to a close on Saturday (8/25) at World Financial Center Plaza with a performance from NY's disco-loving Escort and Canadian jazz ensemble Darcy James Argue's Secret Society. The bands did separate sets, but joined together with strings and horns, it made for a highly-orchestrated disco blowout to finish the season.

You can catch Escort again when they play Webster Hall on October 27. Tickets for that show are still available.

More pictures from Saturday night's show are below...

Continue reading "Escort and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society closed out 2012 Ecstatic Summer Festival (pics)"

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Tickets for The Weeknd shows at Terminal 5 at Paradise Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tame Impala shows at Webster Hall and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Texas is the Reason show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Willis Earl Beal show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Regina Spektor show at Beacon Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Snoop Dogg show at Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets for his show at Long Island's Paramount went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Japandroids show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the newly-added Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Braids show at Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan Twice Removed show at MHOW go on sale today at noon Tickets are also still on sale for the show at Maxwell's.

Tickets for the Miike Snow shows at United Palace and Wellmont go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Peelander-Z show at The Studio go on sale today at 10 PM.

Tickets for The Soft Moon show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Silver Apples show at Public Assembly go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Single Mothers show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Lotion and Edsel show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

The Death Set is playing Cameo on November 6 with Deathface. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pujol show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the John Legend shows at the Barclays Center's Cushman & Wakefield Theater and Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are playing Beacon Theater on November 16 and 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort is playing Webster Hall on October 27. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the El Ten Eleven show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

The Octopus Project will be touring this fall which brings them to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on October 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for Sick of it All's "make-up" show at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Slackers play a Christmas show at The Bell House on December 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Chris Thile is playing two shows at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 and tickets to both September 16 and September 19 are on sale now.

Electric Guest is heading out with No on a tour which brings both bands to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza on October 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Nouvelle Vague are playing Irving Plaza on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Sleigh Bells and Araabmuzik show at The Capitol Theater went on sale today at 11 AM.

As mentioned, you can also catch Araabmuzik playing a free NYC show on Monday (8/20) at East River Park with Teengirl Fantasy, Flosstradamus, and Nick Hook.

Trey Anastasio is playing Beacon Theater on October 26 and The Capitol Theater on October 28. Tickets for the Beacon Theater show go on sale Thursday (8/23) at 11 AM. Tickets for the Cap show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Off!, The Spits, and Double Negative show at Irving Plaza went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Heartless Bastards show at Irving Plaza went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Avicii at Radio City Music Hall go on sale today at noon.

Boys Noize Live hit Roseland Ballroom on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, we're giving away tickets to the upcoming Craig Ferguson show.

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Now we really know what's going on. The CBGB Festival is happening July 5 - 8 at some 30 venues across the city, with over 300 bands participating, including the previously mentioned free Guided by Voices, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Cloud Nothings show at Summerstage (which now also includes The War on Drugs), the The Baseball Project and Craig Finn at City Winery, L.A. Guns at Highline, the Cro Mags, Sick of it All, Vision of Disorder, Absolution, and Sal Naim show at Webster Hall, and D Generation's Bowery Electric show. Newly added artists include Rocket from the Tombs, MEN, PS I Love You, Reggie Watts, Gary Lucas, Weekend, and more TBA. The full list of currently confirmed artists is below.

It's also a film festival with both new and classic rock films/docs, including the world premiere of The Rise and Fall of The Clash, plus American Hardcore, Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, The Dead Boys - Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Kurt Cobain About a Son, The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973 and more.

In addition, they've added a CMJ/SXSW-like music industry conference with panels/workshops concerning the music industry, independent artists, and a CBGB "Tales from the Club" panel each day. All conferences take place at the Sunshine Cinema and East Village Cinema. The festival also closes with the "distilled spirits fest" at Beekman Beer Garden on July 8.

There are variety of badges available too, from music and film showcase badges to one that get you into everything (or potentially at least...badges don't guarantee admission). The press release we got claims badges have been on sale since May 7 but this is the first we've heard about it. Regardless, early bird prices on music showcase badges is $69 and runs through May 31. It jumps to $79 if you buy before July 4 and walk-up badges once the fest starts are $89. Film fest badges are $99/$159/$219 for earlybird/regular/walk-up. You can also get a music conference badge which gains you entry to the showcases, workshops, and panels, and a music/film combo badge which gains you entry to all of that plus the film screenings. Full details on the vast array of CBGB Festival badge options are at their website. What this means to people who already bought tickets to individual shows already but want a badge too, we're not sure.

A list of all confirmed bands, films, conferences, and participating venues is below.

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tUnE-yArDs at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
tune-yards

Indie/classical festival Ecstatic Music Festival has expanded and now includes a free summer concert series called Ecstatic Summer, which is part of the River to River Festival and will happen at the World Financial Center. The first show will is June 30 with Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), 8-piece vocal group Roomful of Teeth, composer William Britelle, and The Yehudim. Roomful of Teeth will be performing compositions by Merrill Garbus and William Britelle, and in addition Merrill will be playing some tUnE-yArDs material as well.

The second show is on July 14 with Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin), composer David Lang, and A Far Cry Orchestra. The show will include some re-arrangements of Oneohtrix Point Never material.

The third show is on August 25 and will feature Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort collaborating with the equally large Darcy James Argue's Secret Society. They'll play new work in addition to interpretations of each other's existing work.

Speaking of tUnE-yArDs, their tour comes to NYC next month for a previously mentioned show at Terminal 5 on June 1 with Micachu and the Shapes and Delicate Steve. Tickets are still available. The video for "My Country" is below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Hall & Oates & Peelander-Z - in Prospect Park (5/20/2012)
Hall & Oates
Lez Zeppelin
Peelander-Z

Unlike Chris (who took these pictures), I didn't get to the Nethermead until 5pm, but what I saw was consistent with reports that the second day of GoogaMooga was free of a lot of the kinks experienced on Saturday. Lines were shorter on Sunday, there was more food, there were maybe a few less people, and everyone just generally seemed to be having a great time. Conversations on the first day were all about how long you had to wait to get something. Conversations on the second day seemed to be more about how much better things were, and how awesome it was to hear Hall & Oates play 80 minutes of hits in a huge park on a beautiful day to thousands of people, many of whom were dancing and singing along. Sure there were still lines for popular items, but nothing like the day before, and there were a lot less of them (would you agree?).

Other highlights of Sunday's free but ticketed event included a memorable performance by colorful punks Peelander-Z (whose red member can be seen flying over a porta-potty in one of the pictures above), a rocking set of Led Zeppelin tunes by Lez Zeppelin, soul by both Charles Bradley and Fitz & the Tantrums, another hour ExtraMooga Q&A session by the extremely entertaining, even to vegans, Anthony Bourdain who went into detail on his opinions of vegetarians at the request of one audience member (Anthony appears live in Brooklyn again at BAM on June 9), and an ExtraMooga night-closing Big Gay Ice Cream Dance Party complete with a DJ, alien dancer things, drag queens, free ice and ice cream, and scantily clad stilt workers (also ExtraMooga only).

The plan seems to be to bring GoogaMooga back in 2013 (hopefully next time with more vegan options), so stay tuned. More pictures from Sunday in Prospect Park, below...

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GoogaMooga

"The Festival will feature two stages of music per day, both located in the Nethermead Meadow. More artists to be announced. Performances start at noon and end at 8:30 pm on Saturday. Performances start at noon and end at 7:30 pm on Sunday." Announced music lineup for the two day Prospect Park food and music festival, below...

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Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Built to Spill
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The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

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Escort at MHOW in February (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Escort

Brooklyn's 17-piece disco orchestra Escort are releasing their self titled debut full length on November 15 on their own Escort Records. The album features the single "All Through The Night," which you can watch the video for below. Also below is the album's artwork and tracklist.

Escort are having a record release party at Cameo Gallery on November 18, where they'll be DJing along with other DJ sets by Prince Language and Darshan Jersani. They're also playing a live performance of the album at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 17 with Midnight Magic and DJ sets by Sean B and Will Automatgic of Spank, who is presenting the show. Tickets for the MHOW show are on sale now.

All dates, video, album art and tracklist below...

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photos by Chris Gersbeck

Spank

Music Hall of Williamsburg turned into a disco Saturday night (2/27). Live sets were performed Escort and Midnight Magic. DJ sets came from Sean B and Will Automagic of Spank. Pictures from that show are in this post, and they continue below...

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Escort

"One year after their incredible performance at Celebrate Brooklyn, Escort are assembling their 17 piece disco orchestra for a rare live appearance at Le Poisson Rouge. And the rumors are true: they've completed their highly anticipated full-length album, which they'll be playing live for the first time in its entirety. The night will also feature sets by some of the city's most beloved DJs: Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area, DJ Druzz of the Rapture, and Prince Language (No Comprendo, Negroclash). Dress to sweat. This is a general admission, standing event. [Le Poisson Rouge]
Doors are at 10:30pm (LPR loves late shows on weekdays), tonight (Wednesday), May 12th (Prince Language, DJ Druzz of The Rapture, and Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area are also on the bill). Escort's awesome Muppet video and the flyer below...

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DOWNLOAD: The Black Ghosts - I Want Nothing (Sinden remix) (MP3)

Ghostland Observatory @ All Points West - Day 3 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Last week in dance it seemed like there was even more than usual going on. While I missed what looked like a typically awesome night of deejaying from A-Trak & co. at Webster Hall on Friday I made it out to the Tribeca Grand Saturday night to see Dirty Sound System. Unfortunately the dirty duo did not live up to my perhaps too high expectations after seeing their French partner in crime, Pilooski, kill it back in May. They played some tracks I was happy to hear out...Tiga's "Shoes", the Pilooski edit of Elvis' "Crawfish"...I was even glad to hear Dolly Parton's "Jolene". However, after an hour of many classic pop tracks, with very little mixing (which I anticipated but was hoping wasn't true for the pair who refer to themselves as "more selectors than traditionnal dj's") I was left a little disappointed, hoping for something a little more left field.

Luckily by the time they started letting people in and I got to All Points West on Sunday, things had turned around. Mogwai (who I'd never heard before) sounded great from the beer garden and Ghostland Observatory, who former Week In Dance writer David Bruno had urged me to check out years ago, lived up to the hype. What was already a great night ended on an even better note, with everyone in the Queen of the Valley Tent going crazy for Etienne de Crécy's live set:

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by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: The Field - Over the Ice (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - You'll Find A Way (Switch and Sinden Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Switch - A Bit Patchy (Eric Prydz Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cinematic Orchestra - Channel 1 Suite (Four Tet Remix) (MP3)

DJ Van Scott @ The Musuem of Natural History - May 30, 2008
DJ Van Scott

Last weekend (Friday in particular) was all about making decisions, which is one of my least favorite things to do, especially when choosing among bands/deejays playing at the same time. Friday I think I might have made the wrong decision. I went to One Step Beyond (which featured Switch and Van Scott) at the Museum of Natural History. I arrived around 10:30 or so and witnessed a great deejay set from Van Scott. It touched on a variety of styles, all highly danceable. The tracks were current, but not overplayed, and Van dropped some lesser known remixes of familiar tracks making for a very fun lead up to Switch.

Switch @ The Musuem of Natural History - May 30, 2008 (CRED)
Switch

I'd been looking forward to seeing Switch for months, but I found his set Friday night to be just ok. I wasn't hooked from the beginning and nothing he did brought me in until the last half hour. That's when he started teasing the crowd with "This is Sick", periodically sampling bits and pieces of it, not dropping the track until the very end of the night. When he finally did, it was loud and awesome and made me feel slightly less bad about my decision which made me miss tons of other things happening that night.

Goon & Koyote @ Love, NYC - May 30, 2008 (CRED)
Goon and koyote

When it was over, I found out that Escort still hadn't gone on at the Masonic Temple. I tried to make a mad dash to Brooklyn from the Upper Westside but the D train was not having it. I gave up at 2nd Ave, and instead caught the tail end of what I'm sure had been a great night of dance from Goon & Koyote at Love.

Luckily things already seem to be looking up this week. This Friday there are way fewer decisions to be made.....

Continue reading "Switch played in a museum ++ the Friday night in Dance"

by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: Van Scott - Electechouse Mix (April 2008) (Sendspace MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Switch Mix for Kissy Sellout Show (Sendspace MP3)
DOWNLOAD: RA.082 - Goon & Koyote Podcast (MegaUpload MP3)

Tommie Sunshine @ Hiro Ballroom - May 22, 2008 (CRED)
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This past weekend was not one of the best I've experienced, but there were some good moments: Thursday night at Hiro, Tommie Sunshine dropped an hour and a half of very interesting, highly danceable, wobbly/fidgety house. Sunday night I got down to a decent, fun set by VDRK at Damn! at the Knitting Factory. He played Fred Falke's Love Theme which was absolutely amazing to hear out.

The less exciting parts of the weekend were Junkie XL's set at Hiro, which started off fine, but got a bit repetitive. Then it went from really hard stuff to a very mellow track which you probably would've appreciated a lot if you were on drugs, otherwise it just seemed a bit cheesy.

People getting down @ Damn! @ the Knitting Factory - May 25, 2008 (CRED)
Damn

The second disappointing part of the weekend was Apparat's set at the Knitting Factory. The show sold out. The Knitting Factory was as packed as I had ever seen it and people were actually dancing. But I just could not get into it. I went into this show loving what I had heard of Apparat thus far, but I found their live show to be very underwhelming. They had a few moments where they were rocking, but other than that it was just kind of eh. The parts that were more guitar-driven and rocking reminded me of the past few times I saw m83 (who are currently on tour and will be in town next week) a few years ago and once that happened they were all I could think about. I realize that m83 and Apparat are two different bands, trying to accomplish different things, each with their own sound, but they were similar enough that I felt as though I was watching a far inferior version of an m83 show.

From the looks of it, this week in dance should be much better. Fortunately/unfortunately most of it is happening on the same night:
Friday (aka TONIGHT - MAY 30).......

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