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photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

Derrick from TWIABP and his lighter / Empire! Empire!
TWIABP
Empire Empire I Was A Lonely Estate

After our Friday day party during CMJ, I headed down the block to Cameo for the Topshelf Records showcase with The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Field Mouse, Wildhoney and Sorority Noise.

I got there while Field Mouse was on, unfortunately missing Connecticut's scrappy Sorority Noise and Baltimore shoegazers Wildhoney. Field Mouse's new album is a little shinier than their older material, but they still left room in the set for the harder-edged shoegazey stuff. They sounded good. You can catch them again on tour with The Jazz June this winter.

Empire! Empire!, who are a husband and wife duo on record, had a full band for this show and they sounded great too. Their sound pretty much comes straight from '90s emo, but they do it well. I didn't stay for TWIABP since I had seen them a few hours earlier at our day party, but from what I heard from people who were (and what the setlist says), Derrick was thrown out of the venue for holding up a lighter during one of Empire! Empire!'s songs. He did end up getting back in for TWIABP's set, but after opening with "Picture of a Tree That Doesn't Look Okay," he talked shit about the venue from the stage, then the band made harsh noise for 20 minutes, played "Getting Sodas," and walked off. As you can see above, he then also held his lighter up from the stage and tried to get the crowd to follow suit.

Our photographer caught the whole show, and more pictures of all five bands are below...

Continue reading "TWIABP, Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse, Wildhoney & Sorority Noise played the Topshelf CMJ showcase at Cameo (pics)"

The Jazz June at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Jazz June

The Jazz June just headlined our CMJ showcase over the weekend, and they've now announced a short tour happening around the holidays with their Topshelf labelmates Field Mouse (who also played CMJ). That tour kicks off in NYC on December 27 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for Vitus are on sale now. All dates, including a Philly show with Field Mouse's recent tourmates Prawn in place of Field Mouse, are listed below.

The Jazz June's first album in 14 years, After the Earthquake (produced by Evan Weiss), comes out on November 11 via Topshelf. Today (10/28), Topshelf and Evan's label Storm Chaser reissued TJJ's classic 2000 album, The Medicine.

Field Mouse's newest, Hold Still Life, came out earlier this year. Stream that, with a full stream of The Medicine, three tracks from After the Earthquake and the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "The Jazz June going on holiday tour w/ Field Mouse (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Somos at The Studio at Webster Hall in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Somos

Somos and Sorority Noise both put out their debut albums this year, Temple of Plenty and Forgettable, respectively, and now they've teamed up for a split EP that's due out next week (11/4) via Bad Timing Records (pre-order). While Somos' debut was mostly punky indie rock, they've slowed down for their two contributions here, giving themselves space to experiment with new layers and more complexity. And while much of Sorority Noise's album was crunchy pop rock, the last three tracks had them moving in a more somber direction as well, which is what they continue here. A stream of the full EP premieres in this post and can be listened to below.

Both bands have interesting futures ahead of them too. Somos recently announced that they left Tiny Engines for their new label home of No Sleep and are planning to put out a new album for the label in 2015. Meanwhile, Sorority Noise recently mentioned that two of their members left the band but they'll be moving forward.

Both bands have shows coming too. Sorority Noise are playing The Fest but first will play the Topshelf CMJ showcase (presented by Washed Up Emo) happening Friday (10/24) at Cameo with The World Is A Beautiful Place, Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse and Wildhoney. That show is free with RSVP (no badges required). You can also catch TWIABP at the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Baby's All RIght, and Tom from Washed Up Emo DJs our official BV showcase.

Somos have a ton of dates, including the previously announced run with Modern Baseball, Foxing and Crying that hits NYC on December 12 at Gramercy Theater and December 15 at MHOW. Tickets for both of those shows are still available.

All Somos dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...

Continue reading "Sorority Noise releasing a split w/ Somos (stream it), playing Topshelf CMJ w/ TWIABP, Empire! Empire! & more"

by Andrew Sacher

Rozwell Kid
Rozwell Kid

Rozwell Kid are about to kick off a tour supporting The World Is A Beautiful Place, and on November 18 they'll release their new album, Too Shabby, via Broken World Media, Derrick from The World Is' label. You can pre-order it now, and it will out digitally on Thursday (10/9) but first get a taste by listening to the full LP stream which premieres in this post. The album takes scrappy, catchy '90s-style indie rock, and injects it with Thin Lizzy-style guitar heroics. Take a listen for yourself, below.

Their tour with TWIABP (which also includes The Hotelier and Broken World labelmates Posture & the Grizzly) doesn't hit NYC but will be nearby on October 25 at The Space in Hamden, CT (tickets). All dates are listed below.

TWIABP said when the tour was first announced that they would be playing NYC though, and they've since been announced for CMJ. They'll play the FREE Topshelf/Washed Up Emo showcase happening October 24 at Cameo with Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse, Wildhoney and Sorority Noise. Stay tuned for more CMJ announcements from TWIABP.

Rozwell Kid LP stream and list of dates below...

Continue reading "Rozwell Kid releasing a new LP (stream), touring w/ TWIABP who are playing Topshelf CMJ showcase"

by Andrew Sacher

AGBPOL at Brooklyn Night Bazaar in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
AGBPOL

Topshelf Records has put out a handful of excellent releases over the past few years, and this year four of its bands will head out on Topshelf's first-ever label tour. The tour showcases how diverse the label is at the moment, with A Great Big Pile of Leaves who make chilled-out mathy indie pop not unlike Minus the Bear, Diamond Youth who have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn who do justice to Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse who mix shoegaze and '90s-style alt-pop. The tour was announced earlier this month, but more dates have since been added including a NYC show happening October 2 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

AGBPOL just played NYC when their tour with Braid hit MHOW (7/26) over the weekend. Prawn play here this weekend when their tour with Foxing and The Hotelier hits The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday (8/2) (tickets).

All dates are listed, with streams of all four bands, below...

Continue reading "A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse add dates to Topshelf Records tour, including NYC"

by Andrew Sacher

Field Mouse

Field Mouse recently announced that they signed to Topshelf for their new album, Hold Still Life, and have now revealed more details, including a stream of the song "Two Ships." Unlike their 2013 single, "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" (which does appear on the album), Field Mouse have left all traces of shoegaze behind for this new one. It's a polished pop song that sounds more like The Cardigans than My Bloody Valentine, with some of the rhythms of '80s pop and the arpeggiated guitars of Joshua Tree-era U2. You can check it out (via Noisey) below. Album artwork and tracklist below as well.

Field Mouse have also announced a record release show to happen on July 23 at Rough Trade NYC with Frances Cone, Weed Hounds and Lithuania. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon. Exactly a month before that, they open for The Colourist at Bowery Ballroom (6/23) (tickets), and they also play Gigawatts Fest in July.

New song stream, artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Field Mouse detail 'Hold Still Life' LP, share "Two Ships," announce release show (updated dates & stream)"

Fiasco at (the old) Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco

Free bi-monthly DIY music, art and fashion mag 1.21 Gigawatts will once again put on their Gigawatts Festival this summer in Bushwick. Last year's was two days, but this year's will be four days (July 17-20) and will feature over 50 bands across three venues (Radio Bushwick, Hot 97.4 and a Secret House Show). The initial lineup features a reunion set from the defunct Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Tonstartssbandht, Chumped, Team Spirit, CHAPPO, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Field Mouse, Celestial Shore, Vensaire, Heliotropes, Dead Stars and Shark?. More bands TBA and tickets will go on sale soon. Initial flyer below.

Meanwhile, Shark? also open the free BV-presented Orwells show at Shea Stadium tonight (6/9).

As usual, Frankie Cosmos has plenty of dates. As do Dead Stars (including 4Knots), Tonstartssbandht, and Chumped (including Riot Fest and The Fest).

Field Mouse, who recently released an album trailer for their new LP on Topshelf (watch below), open for The Colourist on June 23 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets).

Continue reading "Gigawatts Fest expanding to 4 days, lineup includes Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Field Mouse, Tonstartssbandht & more"

Tickets

Tickets for the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on artist presale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their Prospect Park show are still available.

The Kooks are playing Terminal 5 on July 29. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (5/9) at noon.

Tickets for the The Horrors shows at Stage 48 and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Milosh show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cherry Glazerr show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Baby's show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Herzog shows at Glasslands and Bowery Electric are on sale now.

Tickets for the Hundred Waters show at Glasslands are on sale now.

Adult Dude were added to the Field Mouse show at Cameo. Tickets for that show are still available.

The Donkeys are playing Knitting Factory on July 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Fucked Up show at Irving Plaza goes on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Password HERE.

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.

Potty Mouth at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Potty Mouth

Northampton indie rockers Potty Mouth have multiple tour dates coming up this spring, including legs with Waxahatchee, Swearin', Perfect Pussy, and their Mass. neighbors Fleabite. The latter will join them at their NYC show which happens at Silent Barn on June 14. All dates are listed below.

Fleabite will be supporting their new EP, Over It, which came out this week (4/15) digitally and on cassette via Puzzle Pieces Records. Their catchy noise pop should be a good fit with Potty Mouth, and you can check it out for yourself by streaming the new EP below.

Meanwhile, Potty Mouth are one of nine bands, including Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Bent Shapes, Levek, Radiator Hospital, Field Mouse and more, contributing movie/TV show fictional band covers to Father/Daughter Records' new Record Store Day compilation, Faux Real. You can stream Potty Mouth's cover of "Take Me Away" from Freaky Friday, Sadie's cover of "Pretend to Be Nice" from Josie and the Pussycats, plus the Bent Shapes and Levek covers, below. Full tracklist below too.

Continue reading "Potty Mouth touring w/ Fleabite, on RSD movie/TV covers comp w/ Sadie of Speedy Ortiz & more (dates, streams)"

Field Mouse at Brooklyn Bowl in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Field Mouse

Brooklyn pop shoegazers Field Mouse, who have been regulars on the local scene for a few years now, have announced that they've signed to Topshelf Records (You Blew It, TWIABP), and will finally release a new full length album via their new label on July 22. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Swearin's Kyle Gilbride (who also produced Upset and Waxahatchee). No word yet on the tracklist, but you can watch a video of the band playing unreleased song "Everyone But You" plus recent singles "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" and "How Do You Know" in their BV Studio Sessions video, below.

As usual, Field Mouse have NYC-area dates coming up, including SUNY Purchase's Culture Shock and a Brooklyn show on May 26 at Cameo with Lithuania and Grassfight. Tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now.

In related news, Richmond rockers Sundials also announced their signing to Topshelf this week, and they'll release a new EP on the label this year. They begin recording it with producer Mike Bardzik (who also did their last LP, When I Couldn't Breathe) this weekend. That album and their 2013 compilation Always Whatever came out on Asian Man.

Field Mouse video below...

Continue reading "Field Mouse signed to Topshelf (Sundials too), releasing a new album, playing shows"

Speedy Ortiz at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Speedy Ortiz

SUNY Purchase's annual Culture Shock festival returns this year from April 25-26. The day 1 lineup includes Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies, R&B boundary pusher Kelela (who plays NYC this week), footwork wizard Traxman, indie rapper Milo, comedian Neil Hamburger, jazz trio Dawn of Midi, pop shoegazers Field Mouse, the funky Pluto Moons, and the punky Palberta. Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada plays the afterparty.

Day 2 is headlined by Lil B, and also features indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, the eccentric Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, NYC queer rapper Cakes Da Killa, pop/folk punks Modern Baseball, Mass. art punks Guerilla Toss, Wham City Comedy, New Paltz's Breakfast In Fur, Rochester harpist Mikaela Davis and Brooklyn's Hungry March Band. The festival is technically only open to students, alumni, and their guests.

Full day-by-day lineup below...

Continue reading "SUNY Purchase Culture Shock 2014 lineup (Lil B, Flatbush Zombies, Kelela, Speedy Ortiz, Modern Baseball & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Outer Spaces

Athens/Baltimore indie rockers Outer Spaces (not to be confused with Outer Space) are planning a tour for this spring (most of which is TBA), and that tour expects them in NYC this April, but you can see them here much sooner at TONIGHT's (2/5) Death by Audio show with poppy shoegazers Field Mouse, folk pop singer/songwriter Gregory and the Hawk and lo-fi duo Laughing Fingers. $7 at the door. Flyer below.

Outer Spaces evolved out of singer Cara Beth Satalino's solo project, and sees her joined by a revolving lineup that includes Chester Endersby Gwazda (who you may know as the producer of several Dan Deacon and Future Islands albums). Cara used to front the punky indie rock band Witches who had releases on Salinas Records (PS Eliot, Swearin') and Bakery Outlet Records. Following those releases, she put out an EP under her own name, The Good Ones on the same two labels. Not unlike Katie Crutchfield of Cara's former labelmates PS Eliot initially did with Waxahatchee (who Cara has played with), she used the solo project as an opportunity to ditch the distortion-driven songs of her former project in favor of bare, folkier songwriting.

She continued that trend on her February 2013 EP as Outer Spaces, Creature of Nature, but added the full band to expand their sound for their May 2013 7" which came out as part of the Matador Records singles series. The resulting songs, "I Was Divided" and "Eternally Fifteen," are two of the band's best tracks to date, pulling from folk, punk, and indie rock, but never really falling into any of the three.

They're planning on releasing their first full length this year, so stay tuned for more on that. Meanwhile, stream the Matador 7" and the Creature of Nature EP, along with the mostly tentative list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Outer Spaces released a 7" on Matador, planning LP & tour, playing DbA tonight w/ Field Mouse & others (dates/streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Field Mouse at Mercury Lounge in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Field Mouse

Brooklyn's shoegazey Field Mouse are going on a short Northeast tour this December with Minneapolis songwriter Tancred and Toronto's The Box Tiger. That tour kicks off in Field Mouse's hometown of NYC on December 18 at Pianos with local band Mount Sharp opening. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.

As they usually do, Field Mouse have other upcoming local shows, including one at Cameo on Saturday (11/23) with Work Drugs and Teen Men (tickets), and another opening the previously discussed Ida Maria show at Rough Trade (12/4), along with MiniBoone (tickets). No openers have been announced yet for Ida Maria's Mercury Lounge show (12/3).

You can also catch Mount Sharp in their hometown at The Rock Shop tonight (11/22) with Eldest Son and Z&A (tickets).

Tancred

Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, who plays guitar in Now, Now, and who recently released a self-titled LP on Topshelf Records. The record differs a bit from Now, Now's more atmospheric stuff, favoring a rockier edge. You can stream it in full below.

Meanwhile, Now, Now are in NYC tonight (11/22) at Webster Hall opening for Kevin Devine. The bill also includes Brand New side project Shone and Harrison Hudson. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Stream Tancred's LP, along with the list of tour dates, and a Field Mouse video from our BV Studio Sessions, below...

Continue reading "Field Mouse touring w/ Tancred, playing other shows including one w/ Ida Maria (dates & streams)"

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Tickets to see Fiona Apple at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11 AM.

Field Mouse and The Attic Ends are playing a free show at Mercury Lounge on August 10. Free tickets to that show go on sale via Thrillcall mobile app today at 10 AM.

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing Beacon Theater on September 23. Tickets to that show go on presale today at 10 AM (password: "BEACON"), with a general on-sale starting Monday (8/05) at noon.

Hugh Laurie is playing Town Hall on October 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Beverly (whose lineup includes Frankie Rose on drums) is playing the Guac Rock boat show aboard the Jewel on August 19 with The Fine Machines, Joywave, and "a significant amount of guacamole." 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.

by Andrew Sacher

Owen

Owen (aka Mike Kinsella of American Football, Cap'n Jazz, etc) has been working on new material, which will result in his new album, L'Ami due Peuple, due out on July 2 via Polyvinyl. Usually known for his bare acoustic songs with the occasional extra instrumentation worked in, for his new album he's taking a more full-band approach. You can hear the new sound on the singles "Blues to Black," which you can listen to at Rolling Stone, and "Bad Blood," which you can stream below. The album artwork and tracklist are below too.

As briefly mentioned, Owen will be coming to NYC on Friday (5/24) at Bowery Ballroom for a show with Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse. It's the last date on Laura and Field Mouse's tour together. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win tickets are below.

Owen has some other upcoming dates after the Bowery Ballroom show. All of them are listed, along with the song stream, album art and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Owen releasing new LP, playing w/ Laura Stevenson & Field Mouse and other shows (dates, streams, & a chance to win tix)"

video by Jessica Amaya and Bleary Eyed Brooklyn and sound by Albert Amaya; photos by Jessica Amaya

Field Mouse

Brooklyn poppy shoegazers Field Mouse are currently on tour with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, and that jaunt will finish on May 24 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available. All remaining tour dates are below.

The band, who have released a few 7"s so far (like this year's "Tomorrow is Yesterday") but took time out to record the second in our BV Studio Sessions series recorded at Butler Recording in Bushwick. The band plays singles "Tomorrow is Yesterday" and "How Do You Know?" as well as "Everyone But You" which has yet to be released. Big thanks to Jessica Amaya, Albert Amaya and Bleary Eyed Brooklyn for the great video.

If you missed it, Ski Lodge was our first BV Studio Session and there are many more to come. Watch Field Mouse, and check out more pictures from their session, below.

Continue reading "watch Field Mouse play three songs in the second episode of BV Studio Sessions "

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Tickets

Tickets to see Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. Live Nation and Music Geeks presales are happening Thursday at 10 AM (Music Geeks password: "music geeks") with the general on sale starting Friday at 10 AM.

Courtney Love has a couple NY-area shows this summer, playing The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on June 27 and the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on June 28. Tickets to the Stone Pony show go on Live Nation and Live Nation Mobile presale today at 10 AM with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/10) at 10 AM. Tickets to the Cap show go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets
 to see Mac Miller with openers Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, The Internet, Vince Staples and Meek Mill at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, Manhattan Center Hammerstein in NYC, Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT and Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY go on Citi and VIP Package presale today at 10 AM. Citi/Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales for the Hammerstein show begin Thursday at 10, Live Nation Mobile App presale for the Stone Pony show begin Thursday at 10 and Live Nation/Ticketmaster presale for the Oakdale show begin Thursday at 10 AM. General on sale for the Stone Pony, Hammerstein Ballroom and Upstate Concert Hall shows start Friday at 10 AM and general on sale for the Oakdale Theatre show begins Friday at noon.

Owen was added to the Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets to see Austra and DIANA at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show are still available.

Tickets to see CSS and Io Echo at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl show go on sale Friday at noon.

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

Tickets to see Donnie & Joe Emerson at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gold Panda at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bob Saget at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon & Red House Painters) at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Psychedelic Furs are playing Irving Plaza on August 3. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Live Nation Mobile App/Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Pictureplane was added to the Anamanaguchi show at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Superhumanoids is playing Mercury Lounge on June 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

by Bill Pearis

Permanent Collection

San Francisco's Permanent Collection released their debut album, Newly Wed Nearly Dead, last August on Loglady Records. Frontman Jason Hendardy, who runs the label with Lauren loPrete, used to be in Young Prisms and there's more than a little shoegaze in PC's sound but is definitely poppier than Hendardy's old band. You can stream the whole thing below.

Permanent Collection are visiting NYC at the moment, playing Shea Stadium tonight (3/8) with Darlings, Field Mouse, and Honeydrum (info here, that's a good show!); and the previously-mentioned Cake Shop show on Saturday (3/9) with Italy's His Clancyness, Spires and former Get Him Eat Him frontman Matt LeMay.

Meanwhile, Cake Shop and Loglady will be in Austin next week for SXSW, co-presenting a showcase that happens Friday (3/15) at Trailerspace Records. Permanent Collection are playing, as are Part Time, California X, TV Ghost, Grandma's Boyfriend, Waxahatchee, and Dead Angle (ex-Tartans). It's a free show, all ages. More info here, and all Permanent Collection dates are listed, along with the Loglady/Cake Shop flyer, below.

Continue reading "San Francisco's Permanent Collection are on tour, including two NYC shows ++ Cake Shop/Loglady showcase during SXSW"

Laura Stevenson
Laura Stevenson

As mentioned, Laura Stevenson is releasing her new album, Wheel, on April 23 via Don Giovanni, and she's announced that she'll support the album on a full band tour with Field Mouse this spring. That tour culminates in a NYC show on May 24 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/6) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

As usual, you'll have plenty of chances to catch Field Mouse in NYC before and after that tour, including this Friday (3/8) at Shea Stadium with Darlings, Permanent Collection, and Honeydrum; March 20 at Pianos with Fear of Men, Slander, The Lost Patrol and a DJ set from Silent Drape Runners (tickets); and an Aputumpu Festival show on March 28 at Cameo with Dickpic (aka Pictureplane and DJ Dog Dick), Psychic Twin, Silent Drape Runners, Vensaire, and a DJ set from Chrome Canyon (tickets).

In related news, Field Mouse's friends Allison Weiss and Candy Hearts kicked off a tour together this past Saturday (3/2) in Virgina and after moving across the country through SXSW, it returns to the east coast, ending in a NYC show on April 6 at Shea Stadium with Mal Blum and Banquets.

All dates for both tours are listed, along with Laura Stevenson's new single and Field Mouse's recent shoegazey track "Tomorrow Is Yesterday," below...

Continue reading "Laura Stevenson touring w/ Field Mouse; Allison Weiss touring w/ Candy Hearts (dates)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo, words by Bill Pearis

On An On @ Mercury Lounge, 2/6/2013
On & On
On & On

Chicago's On An On played their first of three NYC shows last night (2/6), an early one at Mercury Lounge with locals Field Mouse on the bill as well. Pictures from that show are in this post. Did you go to this show? If, like, me you missed it, you still have two more opportunities to see them. Tonight (2/7) On An On play Glasslands with Tiny Victories and Young Heel (tickets). And then on Friday (2/8), they'll play Rodrigue's Cafe on the Fordham University campus which is open to "students and guests of students." The Shockwaves and Hattrick are also playing and more info on that show here.

On An On will also play Governors Ball which recently added Guns n' Roses as a headliner. More pictures from Mercury Lounge below...

Continue reading "On An On played Mercury Lounge with Field Mouse (pics)"

On An On @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall, 1/23/2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
On An On

As you may remember, On An On are in NYC this week, playing shows in support of their enjoyable debut album, Give In, which came out last week. You can stream it below where you'll also find their their new video for "The Hunter" which features youth gone wild and a fair amount of pyrotechnics.

In addition to the previously-announced dates at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (2/6, tix) with Field Mouse and Glasslands on Thursday (2/6, tix) with Tiny Victories and Young Heel, On An On have added a show on Friday (2/8) at Rodrigue's Coffee House at Fordam University campus in the Bronx with The Shockwaves and Hattrick (info).

If you can't make it to any of their NYC shows this week, On An On will be back this summer at Governors Ball. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "On An On released 'Give In' (stream, video), add third NYC show to their visit this week (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Fear of Men

Makers of winsome, jangly pop, Brighton, UK's Fear of Men have released a steady stream of collectible 7" singles since forming two years ago. Those hard-to-find tracks are being compiled for the band's first North American release, Early Fragments, which is out in February 13 on Kanine Records. The marbled vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies and can be pre-ordered now. You can stream a few tracks from it below.

The band are making their first trip across the Atlantic for SXSW and they'll play Festival NRMAL in Montery, Mexico beforehand. After SXSW, Fear of Men will stop in NYC on their way home, playing Pianos on March 20 with Field Mouse. Tickets for that show are on sale now. I would be surprised if they didn't add a second NYC show, but we'll see.

Videos, streams, and a list of all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Fear of Men releasing 'Early Fragments' compilation, playing NYC after SXSW (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Darlings

Brooklyn's Darlings are self-releasing their new album, Perfect Trip a couple weeks (January 29) which is loaded with catchy, sneary guitar pop. We've got the premeire of catchy, snotty track "Sit on It!" right here in this post and you can stream it below. I think the Fonz would approve.

The band have a few local shows lined up. Friday night (1/18) they play 285 Kent with Total Slacker, Team Spirit and The Indecents, plus TEEN on DJ duty. $8 at the door and more info is here. Then on February 8 at Death by Audio, Darlings are throwing a Perfect Trip release party with other bands TBA. And on March 8 they'll play Shea Stadium with Permanent Collection, Field Mouse and Honey Drum.

A list of all upcoming dates, album art, and song stream are below.

Continue reading "Darlings releasing 'Perfect Trip,' playing shows (dates, stream)"

Cymbals Eat Guitars at MHOW in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

As you may have noticed in today's What's Going On (11/18), there's a few Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits going on in NYC today.

There's one going down in both rooms at Public Assembly, which started at 1:30 PM and is continuing into the evening. If you head down there now, you can still catch sets by Wojick, Zula, The Veda Rays, Their Planes, Backwords, Pessanger Peru, Cool Serbia, Ski Lodge, and Slowdance. Admission is $10 at the door and all proceeds go to NY Cares. Those who bring three canned food items or one hygiene product will get one free Brooklyn Brewery Beer. The full schedule and more info is below.

Union Pool has one dubbed, "From Brooklyn with Love," starting at 5 PM with sets by Wild Yaks, Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson, Shenandoah and the Night, and The Monte Vista. Admission is a minimum of $20 and all proceeds goes to World Cares. "Big drink specials come to those who donate." The lineup is below.

There's also a Thanksgiving-themed benefit for Far Rockaway going down tonight at The Dalloway (525 Broome St) with DJ sets by Tanlines and Victor Vasquez (aka Kool AD of Das Racist). That party is hosted by Patricia Field, Erin O'Connor, Alana Zimmer, Jaquelyn Jablonski, Sara Blomqvist, Harry Brant, Scoot McNairy, Jeremy Kost, and Va$htie. It begins at 7 PM. Show flyer below.

Later this month, there will be a Sandy benefit at Pianos on November 29 with Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray for Earth, Zambri, Grooms, and DJ sets by Will Shortz between sets. Tickets ($12 minimum) are on sale now and proceeds will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook.

Other upcoming Sandy relief benefits include Holly Herndon, Ducktails, and Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA PS1, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and more at MSG, EDM for Sandy Relief at Gramercy, and more. The Bell House has a lot of benefits coming up too.

Show flyers, lineups and more, below...

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Hurricane Sandy

From Brooklyn, With Love is a "collective of North Brooklyn businesses" who have taken to organizing drives and benefits for those afflicted by Hurricane Sandy. With more than 65 business on board to help, the collective have organized dinners, donation drives (like tonight/Tuesday at Rodeo Bar) and in the case of one business, a pair of music-related Hurricane Sandy relief events.

Union Pool in Williamsburg will host a Hurricane Sandy benefit mixer tonight (11/14), featuring DJ sets from Ryan Sawyer (LoneWolf), Adam Wills (Bear in Heaven) "and perhaps a secret surprise musical performance". A $15 minimum donation gets you in, and the venue will have food, drink specials and much more. Come discuss current future outreach events and stay for the drinks and entertainment.

In addition, Union Pool will also host a live event scheduled for for Sunday (11/18) featuring 10 bands. Kicking off at 5PM, the night will be headlined by Wild Yaks and feature performances from Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson, Shenandoah & The Night and The Monte Vista. A $20 minimum donation is required at the door, with "big drink specials" coming to those who donate. All proceeds will go to World Cares Center.

Head below for set times and more details on that one and other upcoming events...

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