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Future Punx @ Rockaway Surf Club this summer (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Whether or not you're excited for Weezer's new album you might have affection for the band's early '90s output. With that in mind there's a Weezer tribute happening at Baby's All Right on Tuesday, September 9 featuring members of Beverly, Moon Dudes, Truthers, Future Punx, Nicholas Nicholas, and "more TBA." They'll be playing songs from the Blue Album, Pinkerton and a few b-sides. It's a midnight show and is free.

Both Future Punx and Truthers will be performing as themselves on Sunday (9/7) afternoon, playing at a free Fashion Week block party called "LES Opening Night." It takes place around 45 Orchard St, featuring "art opening, DJs, live music, block partying" and a fashion show. Cake Shop curated the live music portion (4:15 PM start) and in addition to Future Punx and Truthers, Prince Rupert's Drops (who have a new record on the way) are also playing. The full schedule is below.

Then Sunday night, Future Punx will play another show, this time at 402 1/2 Park Ave. in Bed Stuy with Naked Heroes, Prince Klassen and Chris Devlin. $5 at the door and more info here.

Flyer for for the Bed Stuy show and block party schedule below...

Continue reading "Future Punx playing free LES blockparty & other shows, part of Weezer tribute at Baby's All Right w/ mems of Beverly & more"

Fashion Week
Fashion Week

Though the more pedestrian "Fashion's Night Out" ended in NYC in 2012, the more high brow New York Fashion Week continues year after year and is back upon us once more. As always, that means lots of parties we can't get into, with performances by some of our most loved and hated musical artists. This year, as PAPER lists out in a handy guide, includes shows by Kiesza (tonight at a party co-hosted by Sophia Lamar, The Misshapes, Mike Nouveau and more -- -flyer above), Jarvis Cocker (tonight as part of a big extravaganza in Madison Square Park with Sofia Coppola, Angela McCluskey, Kalup Linzy and more --- see flyer above and HERE), Banks (tonight and tomorrow), Maluca (tomorrow), Pharrell (maybe?), secret guests and more. Unfortunately almost everything is invite only, but where there's a will, there's a way?

Banks' upcoming show at Terminal 5 is also going to be hard to get into (sold out), but you can try to get in to the much-more-public-and-practically-free Banks in-store at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 9/9.

Tickets are still on sale for the fun, annual Fashion Week-timed event Bushwig at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn this weekend. Lots of DJs, wigs, drag performers, wigs, and more wigs.

Speaking of, Lady Gaga will make an appearance this week at the The Plaza Hotel for Bazaar, and it will be a "jazz performance".

Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill are also in on the fun. They "have teamed to produce and write a one-act play for the fall New York Fashion Week presentation of Opening Ceremony's Spring 2015 line."

What else is happening? Leave tips in the comments.

photos by Caroline Harrison

Today is the Day

Today is the Day played Saint Vitus last night (March 6th) joined by touring partners Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp with Brooklyn band Fashion Week rounding out the evening. Pictures from the show are at Invisible Oranges. Saint Vitus was the second date on the touring package's North American tour that will take them to The Studio at Webster Hall tomorrow (3/8) all the way to SXSW. Look for half of that bill, Today is the Day and KEN Mode, to play the Invisible Oranges stage at BrooklynVegan's SXSW day party at the old Emo's location on March 15.

If you missed out on Saint Vitus last night, head to The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday (3/8). Tickets are still available OR you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details on how to win are below.

Continue reading "Today is the Day played Saint Vitus with KEN Mode, Black Tusk & more; play Studio @ Webster tomorrow (win tix)"

Dave Grohl at Deluna Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Toro Y Moi @ Mohawk in Austin, Nov. 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Toro Y Moi

today in NYC
* Emuul @ The Stone
* Broad City Live @ UCB
* Jeff Garlin @ Caroline's
* Country Mice @ Mercury Lounge
* Joseph Moffett's Claque @ Barbes
* Sondre Lerche @ The Allen Room
* Cliffsides/Cenote Glow @ The Stone
* Dojo, Shopping Spree @ Silent Barn
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Hayden, Lou Canon @ Mercury Lounge
* Smoke DZA, Kids These Days @ S.O.B.'s
* Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash @ City Winery
* Ludwig Persik, Cascading Slopes @ Pianos
* Little King, The Broken Stares @ Sycamore
* WIERD w/ Frank Alpine @ Home Sweet Home
* Toro y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite @ Webster Hall
* Tim Dahl, Pigeons, James Tweedy @ Cake Shop
* Highlife, Pure Horsehair, Daniel Higgs @ The Gutter
* All Boy/All Girl, The Eggs, Modest Midas @ Paper Box
* Beecher's Fault, Lee and The Mumbles @ Pete's Candy Store
* Why?, Astronautalis, Dream Tiger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Model Zeros, Sharif Mekawy, Victoria Levy @ The Grand Victory
* Big Terrific w/ James Adomian, Myq Kaplan, Streeter Seidell @ Cameo
* Ife Mora, Concertina, Teen Girl, Scientist Monthly, Jackpot @ Glasslands
* New Myths, Peanut Butter Lovesicle, Ben Kenney @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Summer & Evem Miko & The Musket, Let Me Be Bashful @ Bowery Electric
Sound City Players w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty + more @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* The Chapin Sisters (are The Everly Brothers), Mike Bones, Austin McCutchen, Alana Amram @ Union Pool

Serious star power tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom for Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, featuring the Foo Fighters plus his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, plus Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, FEAR's Lee Ving and more. Should be interesting.

Fashion Week continues, and though we're mostly ignoring it this time around, you'll find a flyer below for one of the many parties happening tonight. This one at Le Baron with Mike Nouveau, DJ duo Ladies Night (who are the very last act listed on this year's Coachella flyer), and more.

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Flaming Lips are playing SXSW. Check out a new teaser the new Yeah Yeahs album below..

Local Natives, who were just in NYC, made a video for their track "Heavy Feet" and you can watch that below.

What says "til death do us part" more than Slayer's "Raining Blood"? Check out video of a couple's wedding where the classic tune was used in a rather, er, unique way.

What else?

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Nemo

Travelers are already finding Nemo a pain in the butt.

The massive nor'easter has caused a wave of flight cancellations as it prepares to smother the city under up to 14 inches of snow.
United Airlines canceled 900 flights in advance of the storm, and Delta Air Lines crossed off 135, plus more regional flights.

As of Thursday, before Nemo even touched down, Newark Airport had the most Friday cancellations nationally, followed by Boston's Logan Airport, and LaGuardia Airport, according to FlightAware.

Most airlines issued so-called "weather waivers," allowing passengers in the storm-affected areas to change their flight date without paying a change fee.
Gov. Cuomo is opening an emergency operations center to help with "coordinating response efforts using all state and local resources," he said in a statement Thursday. [Daily News]

A winter storm is upon us, fashion week is totally fuct, and other NYC show cancellations are already coming in.

Williamsburg club Union Pool reports:

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, [TONIGHT]'S SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE:
EXPLORER'S CLUB/MINIBOONE/CHEERS ELEPHANT/HARTWELL LITTLEJOHN. WE APOLOGIZE.
Apology accepted. Hartwell Littlejohn adds:
THIS SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. IF YOU WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND, THANK YOU. WE'LL DO IT AGAIN SOON.
Nemo is all about screaming your cancellations in caps.

Also: tonight's show at the Rock Shop in Park Slope with the Lovehowl + Bangladeafy + Hannah Vs the Many + Luminous Flux "has been canceled due to Nemo."

As of 11am, we haven't heard of any other concert or comedy show cancellations yet, but we'll keep updating the site and this post as things get called off, hopefully not Passion Pit at MSG included. If you know of other postponements, please leave them in the comments.

NOON UPDATE:

Tonight's show at Shea Stadium is CANCELLED.

The early show at Cameo is CANCELLED. UPDATE: The late show is cancelled too.

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge can't handle a big snow and has also canceled their early show tonight with Alan Watts.

James T. Cotton (JTC)'s flight was cancelled so can't make it to 285 Kent, but so far the party is still on.

The Wellmont Theater has postponed Lindsey Stirling until May 9.

2PM UPDATE:

Holopaw were scheduled to play Knitting Factory and Permanent Records tonight, but the record store just sent out this note:

"Hi all... sorry to say we just got the word from Holopaw that due to this impending storm they aren't gonna make it to NYC tonight and have had to cancel their scheduled in-store performance with us. Darn! Hopefully we'll be able to reschedule, but for now let's just wish them safety in their travels.

As of now we're still planning to be open with normal hours all weekend so if you were planning to come by tonight, that is still an option! It's warm in here!"

UPDATE: Despite what Permanent Records says about the band making it to NYC, the band and venue are currently saying Knitting Factory is still a go.

SOB's reports that "tonight's Salsa Groove event with La Excelencia is canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date."

3PM UPDATE

All events at 92YTribeca are cancelled, and 92Y announced "Saturday's classes and programs in School of the Arts are canceled."

4PM UPDATE

Atlas Moth report: "Fortunately, we made it to New York with no problem. Unfortunately, the show has been postponed until 2/19. See ya then NYC!" The show they're talking about is with Gojira tonight at Irving Plaza. The new show is one day after the Brooklyn show.

The show at Pianos is cancelled, but the bar is open.

5PM UPDATE

The Heliotropes/Dead Stars show at the Paper Box is cancelled, but Dead Stars will play Muchmore's instead.

Raekwon and Rakim at Stage 48 is postponed.

Dept. of Health, ANASAZI, Blackboot, and A Truth at Saint Vitus is cancelled.

6PM UPDATE

Frankie Knuckles at Cameo is cancelled.

The Darlings show at Death By Audio tonight is cancelled.

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Continue reading "Nemo causing show cancellations already"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Breath at Precious Metal, May 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Black Breath

I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal at NYC club Lit Lounge on Mondays. The series, curated by Wetnurse/Today is the Day member Curran Reynolds, is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement. Now after more than six years as a series, Precious Metal is coming to an end:

Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013.

We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness from across the city and around the globe (Iceland, Italy, Australia...) into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.

Upcoming events at Precious Metal include this Monday (12/17) with Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, I am Heresy and Black Table;  January 7 with Ghostlimb & The Year is One and yours truly on DJ duties; January 14 with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS; and the finale on January 21, a benefit for South Sound featuring Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda. Make sure and get to the shows and wave goodbye to metal in the Lit Lounge basement. It will be missed.

Head below for the full statement on the end of Precious Metal NYC.

Continue reading "'Precious Metal' at NYC's Lit Lounge coming to an end in January with South Sound benefit"

photos by Julie Schabel

A$AP Rocky at the Adidas Store, 9/13/2012
ASAP Rocky

A$AP Rocky blessed the Adidas Store in Soho on Thursday (9/13), a private Fashion Week party for the shoe company in celebration of a recent poduct launch. This was the event that didn't actually happen on Fashion's Night Out (though they gave out tickets to it on that night). Pictures from the show, which include shots of Adidas designer Jeremy Scott, are in this post.

If you missed it, make sure and catch A$AP when he teams with Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown on 9/27 at Roseland as part of their tour together. Tickets are still available.

Until that Roseland show comes, make sure and give Purple Lord$ Never Worry a spin. The mixtape is the "chopped not slopped" version of the recently released Lord$ Never Worry, and is available for free HERE (get the original HERE).

More pictures from the Adidas store are below.

Continue reading "A$AP Rocky played a private Fashion Week show at the Adidas store (pics)"

Ariel Pink at Irving Plaza - 9/12/12 (via Leandro Justen)
Ariel Pink

As mentioned, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti are on tour now (a tour that hit Austin recently) in support of their new album, Mature Themes, and the tour hits NYC TONIGHT (9/14) at Webster Hall with BODYGUARD (aka James Ferraro) and TEEN. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. All tour dates are listed below.

After the Webster Hall show BODYGUARD will head to 285 Kent for a show with three secret artists. Any guesses on who they might be?

You might be aware that Ariel Pink was also in NYC a few days earlier and played a private Proenza Schouler Fashion Week party at Irving Plaza on Wednesday (9/12), which is pictured above. If you were at the party, how was it? Weyes Blood (aka fromer Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering), who plays with Sun Araw soon, was at the show and sang backup vocals with Ariel Pink for his song "Early Birds." Wonder if Ariel has any surprises like that in store for tonight.

Speaking of shows happening in Manhattan tonight, Holy Other will be opening for Amon Tobin at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (9/14). Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Amon Tobin is also DJing a boat party on Saturday.

An updated list of Ariel Pink dates is below...

Continue reading "Ariel Pink & Holy Other here; secret show @ 285 Kent tonight"

Thom Yorke at The Wooly - 9/7/12 (via non_equivalents)
Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke came to NYC over the weekend and DJed a Fashion Week party for Rag & Bone (whose co-designer Marcus Wainwright is a friend of Thom's) at The Wooly on Friday (9/7). A picture of Thom during his set at the Belvedere Vodka-sponsored party is above. Aziz Ansari was in attendance too.

Thom also, as discussed many times, did an Atoms for Peace DJ set for the final installment of this summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 with AFP bandmate and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Atoms for Peace just announced that their new album will come out next year, and to open their set, Thom and Nigel performed three new tracks that will presumably end up on that album with Thom singing live. You can watch videos of two of those new songs, and listen to audio of the third below. After the short unexpected live performance, Thom returned to the boards for the remainder of the show and spun a variety of tunes (everything from Talking Heads to Azealia Banks).

Thom Yorke & Nigel @ MoMA PS1 - 9/8/12 (via rebeccataylorny)
Thom Yorke

The rest of the lineup at Warm Up was great too. Despite a crazy storm, the show went on, opening with a set by Justin Strauss. Then Maria Minerva, who also did a Fashion Week show, just released new album, Will Happiness Find Me (stream it), and who now lives in Brooklyn (after moving from Estonia to London), played a live set. You can catch her in NYC again at Glasslands on Friday (9/14) with Father Finger and Octo Octa (tickets).

Up next was Holy Other, finally making his NYC debut, after having to cancel shows last summer due to illness. The elusive producer, who in a recent interview with Stereogum said he was "going to feel naked" performing outdoors during the day, played material off his excellent recently released debut LP, Held, and 2011's With U EP as well. A video from his set is below. The MoMA PS1 show fell in the middle of his tour with Amon Tobin, which hits the NYC area on Thursday (9/13) at Wellmont Theatre (tickets) and Friday (9/14) at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).

Before Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich finally took the stage, we were graced with one more set, this time by Scottish producer Rustie, who played Webster Hall with Flosstradamus and Brenmar the night before (9/7). He dropped bass heavy tunes that got the crowd going pretty wild. A couple videos from his Webster Hall show are below (unfortunately, the sound cuts out about halfway through).

Check out all those videos below...

Continue reading "Thom Yorke DJed for fashion, sang new Atoms for Peace songs @ MoMA PS1; Rustie, Holy Other, Maria Minerva played too"

DOWNLOAD: Ladyhawke - "Black White And Blue Punks" (Jump Up Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ladyhawke - "Blue Eyes" (Jacques Renault Remix) (MP3)

Ladyhawke

As mentioned, Ladyhawke is one of the many musicians who will be in NYC tonight (9/6) for Fashion's NIght Out. She'll DJ Allsaints Soho from 6-9 PM (512 Broadway) with Mick Rock. Tonight's show falls right before her tour in support of her new album, Anxiety. That tour kicks off in NYC on Saturday (9/8) at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and immediately afterwards she'll play a second show that same night in NYC for a Fashion Week party hosted by INGA and Bullet Magazine at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. That party runs from 10 PM to 4 AM and is free with RSVP. The flier for this show is below.

In celebration of the Tribeca Grand show, Ladyhawke released a Jump Up remix of her song "Black White And Blue Punks." She was also recently remixed by Jacques Renault for her song "Blue Eyes." You can download both songs above, or stream them, along with the show flier and a list of all tour dates, below.

Continue reading "Ladyhawke is DJing FNO tonight, playing Tribeca Grand after her Bowery Ballroom show on Saturday (dates & MP3s)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Azealia Banks / Hunters at Wythe Hotel 9/5/2012
Azealia Banks
Hunters

At yay high, Azealia Banks is a tiny little thing, about 50% weave and 50% moxie. I didn't really have much expectation for her live show, especially given the setting -- a blingy Fashion Week party thrown by SPIN and fashion website Refinery29 -- but she definitely brought it last night (9/5) Flanked by two black-clad dancers (evoking early '90s club music more than anything hip-hop), Banks worked the floor and oozed charisma for her short but energized set. The crowd even stopped snapping pics on their phones (and in a couple cases, iPads) to dance to "212" which explosively closed her set. I don't know what it's like seeing her in a real venue (I personally missed her Bowery Ballroom performance, one of the very few live shows she's played to date), but in an intimate setting like the hype is understandable.

Azealia is on the cover of the new issue of SPIN which is rumored to be its last print edition. "Thanks to SPIN," Banks said in between songs. "I believe this is your last visible cover and I'm glad to be on it." From Madonna in 1985 to Azealia Banks in 2012. She's performing again tonight (9/6), a free and open-to-the-public show at M.A.C. Soho (506 Broadway) as part of Fashion's Night Out. She's on at 7:30 (but get there early).

Banks wasn't the only performer at this Virgin Mobile-sponsored party, held at swanky boho Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Danceable punks Hunters put on another great set, despite most party attendees elbowing their way to the bar unaware a band was playing. As at our 480 Pixels party, platinum-pink-haired singer Isabel Almeida commanded attention, be it belting it out or writhing on the floor tangled in her mic cord.

In related news, Azealia Banks recently confirmed that she worked on a song with Lady Gaga, but is still not sure if it will end up on Gaga's upcoming album, ARTPOP (due out in 2013), which is "not just an album", but also an iPad/iPhone/mobile app (looks like someone's been listening to Bjork). That announcement comes only two weeks after Gaga confirmed she'd be recording a song with her friend Kendrick Lamar for his new album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which has been pushed back from its original release date of October 2 to October 22.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga also has a huge international tour in the works in support of ARTPOP. She's on tour in Europe with The Darkness as we speak, and she'll return to our shores in 2013. While she's here, she'll hit NYC on February 22 at Madison Square Garden and March 6 at Barclays Center (which opens this month with eight shows by venue director Jay-Z). Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet, but check ticketmaster for updates.

All Lady Gaga tour dates and more pictures from the Azealia Banks and Hunters show are below.

Continue reading "Azealia Banks and Hunters played a Fashion Week party at the Wythe Hotel (pics); Lady Gaga announces tour (dates)"

UPDATE: We found even MORE

FNO

As mentioned, Thursday (9/5) is Fashion's Night Out. Basically another excuse to throw a party (in the name of bringing money and attention to fashion), the evening has become music-oriented in the last few years with bands playing stores all over New York City. There's a lot of stuff going on, including the Azealia Banks / DJ Cosmo performance at M.A.C. Soho we already told you about; plus Icona Pop and Maria Minerva at Urban Outfitters; Matchbox Twenty (!?!) at Bloomingdales; Haim at Topshop; La Sera at Helmut Lang; We Were Promised Jetpacks at Rockefeller Center; and Cyndi Lauper at Manolo Blahnik, just to name a few.

Below is a list of all the shows we could find with basic details and links where applicable/helpful. All shows are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Many have free food and booze as well. For more into visit the Fashion's Night Out website. Let us know what we missed, in the comments.

Continue reading "Fashion's Night Out is Thursday -- a list of musical goings on (Chairlift, La Sera, Icona Pop, Haim, Maxwell, Cyndi Lauper & more)"

Azealia Banks

Tonight (9/5), Azealia Banks and Hunters are performing at an "invite-only", "entrance subject to capacity" party at the very-hot Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg which is being thrown by SPIN and fashion website Refinery29. The Virgin Mobile-sponsored show serves dual purposes, as Azealia is on the cover of the new print issue of SPIN and it's also a kickoff to Fashion Week here in NYC which, if you live here, you have probably already been hit over the head by media coverage (to which we're adding more). SPIN is going gaga for Fashion Week this year with a dedicated site that will offer video coverage with MNDR as one of their corespondents. The flyer for tonight's show is below.

Azealia will also be performing at a show you have a better shot of getting into, as part of Fashion's Night Out which happens Thursday (9/6) all over the city. (This, as you all know, is the only night of the year Fashion is allowed out in public in NYC.) Azealia and DJ Cosmo will perform at M.A.C. Soho (506 Broadway) at 7:45 PM though you'd do well to show up earlier than that if you want to get in.

There are dozens of FNO shows Thursday night and we'll have more on those very soon. Meanwhile, you can watch (or rewatch) Azealia's new video, "1991," below along with the flyer for tonight's soiree...

Continue reading "it's Fashion Week and Azealia Banks is performing twice (starting with a show tonight at the Wythe Hotel)"

John Stanier of Battles/Tomahawk (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Battles

Tomahawk is back! The supercrew featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, etc), Duan Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite, Fantomas) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) has returned with a new LP Oddfellows, due this January via Ipecac. Check out an album teaser below.

So far Tomahawk has only one US date scheduled, at Voodoo this year. The show will be their first in nine years. Pray for a round two on the East side.

UPDATE: Tomahawk are playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin too.

In the meantime, Mike Patton is still cranking out releases like his name was Robert Pollard. Luciano Berio Laborintus II is Patton's latest opus, due on 7/3 via Ipecac, and features the eclectic musician's reinterpretation of Luciano Berio's "Laborintus II". Get your copy at Ipecac.

Faith No More also have some shows scheduled this summer, as do Faith No More member Roddy Bottum's band Imperial Teen.

In related news: Melvins tickets for motherf*ckin' 6/30 Lit Lounge show go on sale today at the venue at 7PM. In still more related news, Gay Witch Abortion, who is also on the show, will play Union Pool the next night (July 1st) as part of a bill with Fashion Week and Gentlemen. $8 gets you in. Melvins also have lots more dates coming up too.

Tomahawk teaser is below.

Continue reading "Tomahawk reforms, prepping new album & playing Voodoo; Gay Witch Abortion adds Union Pool show"

by BBG

Goes Cube at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by BBG)
Goes Cube

We've heard of cars. We've heard of skateboards. We've heard of clothes, drinks and instruments. But congratulations to Goes Cube for landing that next-level endorsement, bowling balls.

"Goes Cube is a great fit for DV8," says Brian Graham, director of sales and marketing for DV8. "These guys are bowlers, and they reinforce the fun and outrageous personality of the DV8 brand. We are very excited about adding some Ballers that will help us to bring DV8 and bowling to a new audience."
Yes, Goes Cube are officially "Ballers" (not in the Jim Jones sense), diplomats of the lanes so to speak.

No word on if Goes Cube will have a signature set of balls at the merch table when they hit the road for a string of dates with Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. The dates kick off on Friday in Colorado, making their way East for a final show at The Studio at Webster Hall on June 2nd with The Giraffes and Fashion Week. Tickets are still available.

EAPZ are releasing their new LP Tree of Tongues on June 19th. Stream some material at their Facebook page to get familiar.

A list of all dates and some videos are below...

Continue reading "Goes Cube love bowling; touring w/ Exotic Animal Petting Zoo"

by BBG

Kiss It Goodbye
Kiss it Goodbye

As discussed, the recently reunited Kiss it Goodbye is now an active band, albeit missing some of their original personnel. The band recently announced the addition of Jim Winters (Starkweather, Turmoil, Earth Crisis, The Promise) to their lineup and with that intact, it was just a matter of time before KiG announced an NYC show. That day has come. Kiss it Goodbye will play Acheron on June 1st with Tiger Flowers and Fashion Week. Details on additional shows, if they exist, are still on the way.

Members of Rorschach (specifically Gormely and Huckins) will NOT participate in the reunion, but they will play NYC at LPR (with Converge, tickets) as well as Maryland Deathfest.

a pic of Guns N' Roses soundcheck @ Hiro Ballroom (via the Shaltzes)
Guns n Roses

Guns N' Roses' Fashion Week run of shows, that hit Webster Hall (aka the Ritz) last night (more about that later), actually also includes a private Fashion Week show at Hiro Ballroom tonight (2/16). Steve Lewis talked to Nur Khan, the man behind it, about the show, the venue and the Electric Room where Nur is throwing events too...

The rumor was that the show was going to be at The Electric Room but it got too big a thing and now it's at Hiro. In the future, you plan on doing a lot of shows at The Electric Room. How do you shows there....logistically?

I just did my first show there the other night. I remove furniture in front of a fireplace and half of the room. Set the PA and backline up in front of the fireplace - very similar to what I created with the Rose Bar sessions. You get the idea. You were at some of them. I see The Electric Room as a better fit for emerging bands. I'm doing this at Hiro; it's sort of my two cents into the goodbye. The town is losing another rock and roll room. I'm going to have to build another. We'd still be at Don Hill's if he hadn't died. This show at Hiro is all out ...confetti canons, arealists. It's the last hurrah before Mark Packer takes Hiro and Matsuri over and does what he does to it.

More at BlackBook Mag.

Beach Fossils @ Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Beach Fossils

Widowspeak, in case you missed the post we updated, have a show coming up at Glasslands with Mac DeMarco (who opens for Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg), but first you can catch them with Dum Dum Girls at Maxwell's tonight (2/11).

And it turns out Music Hall of Williamsburg and SXSW (with Widowspeak) aren't Beach Fossils' only upcoming shows. Check out the flyer for tonight's free Fashon Week shindig at Tribeca Grand, below.

Continue reading "Beach Fossils play Tribeca Grand today; Widowspeak are in NJ"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Death By Audio - Wednesday night - 2/8/2012
Jeff the Brotherhood

The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters play their sold out NYC show at Terminal 5 on Saturday, 2/11, a date that coincidentally (probably not) falls right during Fashion Week. If we had put two and two together earlier, we probably would have theorized that the band that contains Kate Moss's husband would be playing more than one show while in town. Who caught the invite-only show at The Standard last night?

Who caught JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters (Uncle Bad Touch got stopped at the Canadian border) at Maxwell's instead? We didn't, but we do have a second set of pictures from the show they played one night earlier at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. They continue below...

Continue reading "The Kills played the Standard; Jeff the Brotherhood played Maxwell's (here's more pics from Death by Audio)"

The Babies @ Cake Shop - 2/6/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Babies

285 Kent, the most difficult venue to keep track of in terms of who is playing, is hosting a show TONIGHT (Thursday, 2/9):

===| THURSDAY 2/9 @ 285 KENT AVE |====
:: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
:::: the Babies
:::::: Darlings
:::::::: Life Size Maps --- ep release
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285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $7-$10 sliding scale donation | all ages
For the Babies, that will be at least their 2nd show this week, as they opened for Widowspeak and the Dum Dum Girls at Cake Shop on Monday. For Babies member Cassie Ramone, it will be at least the 2nd of three shows because Vivian Girls are also playing a free NYC event on Friday. Details below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Mastodon

While Coke Bust/Masakari/Sick Fix/Grudges was tearing down Acheron on 11/19, a much larger show was brewing at Terminal 5 featuring Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang as part of the trio's tour together. Mastodon's set covered their entire recorded output, including newer tracks like "Curl of The Burl" all the way to earlier favorites like "March of The Fire Ants" and, according to the set-list, "Iron Tush" (aka "Iron Tusk").

The sold-out show also featured an appearance from original DEP vocalist Dimitri Minkanakis (now a member of Argonauts) who joined the band on stage for performances of "Sunshine The Werewolf" and the classic "43% Burnt". Video of that is below.

While Argonauts have no upcoming dates, Brett of Argonauts will play Public Assembly on 12/14 with his other project East of The Wall. They'll be joined by Tournament (who play an Acheron benefit tonight with Hull/Naam), Family, and Fashion Week. The band is finishing up their US tour post-the release of their latest LP The Apologist.

Pictures, video and the Mastodon setlist from Terminal 5 is below...

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Tonight (9/15) is the Vice.com party that is sure to be a crazy time in addition to the intimate performance being given by Crystal Castles at Hudson Hotel. Didn't get an RSVP confirmation for those or just want to avoid the potential headache? Though maybe not as musically exciting, and definitely way more expensive, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden is DJing a Surfrider benefit at the Bowery Hotel. "Proceeds from this event will help fund the chapter's Rise Against Plastics (RAP) Campaign." The $55 ticket also includes beer and wine (I think, though it's sort of unclear what the $125 ticket gets you). Flyer below...

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James Murphy @ Virgin FreeFest - 9/11/11 (photo by sanchita)
James Murphy

Holy Ghost! play a Fashion Week party at the Tribeca Grand hotel tonight (9/13). Additional sounds will be made by DJs Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Harley Viera Newton, Steven Rojas, Mike Nouveau, and Mandy Brooks. The invite says to RSVP at Events@GrandLifeNYC.com. The DFA-signed Holy Ghost's only other upcoming show at the moment is 11/4 at Grog Shop in Cleveland.

Speaking of DFA, Juan Maclean has some DJ gigs coming up including September 25th at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, part of Asa Ransom's residency. All JM dates are listed below.

As just mentioned, Free Energy are playing this year's CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. To be more exact, their show is at Brooklyn Bowl on 10/22 with Gotye, The Good Natured, and Bleeding Knees Club and you can get tickets now. All of their dates are listed below...

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Blondie

"On Tuesday 9/13 the Marc by Marc Jacobs women's boutique on Bleecker Street in NYC will transform into a pop-up Blondie store! There will be all kinds of Blondie products, from the new album to Blondie fan packs and books, and special Blondie T-shirts, which will benefit Riverkeeper. Blondie will be stopping by in the early evening!
The new album is out Tuesday. Blondie plays shows at Highline Ballroom in NYC on Monday (tickets) and Tuesday (tickets) night. The shows are part of an ongoing tour that continues to Boston, NJ, CT, and many more places.

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Beets fans? (@ Don Hill's)
The Beets

As Bill pointed out, "The Beets kick off their winter tour at 285 Kent, with German Measles, Beach Arabs and Big Troubles. Their second LP, Stay Home, came out last month on Captured Tracks and is quite good and a slight step up the fidelity ladder from their debut." That tour-kickoff show happens tonight (2/17). The poster for it, all dates, and more pictures from a Fashion week show they played the other night at Don Hill's (it was the Rebecca Turbow Fall 2011 Presentation and and the DJ's were Peggy Wang of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Connor Hanwick of the Drums), below...

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