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Run the Jewels/Tame Impala/Disclosure @ ACL Fest 10/2/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 1 - 10/2/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 1 - 10/2/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 1 - 10/2/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 1 - 10/2/2015

They came onstage blaring Queen's "We Are the Champions" -- and then threw all irony out the window, by actually proving it. Run The Jewels are untouchable.

Is there anyone in hip-hop with a live show this good? Actually, how about anyone in any genre? The manic energy, the must-bounce-to-it beats, the laser sharp wordplay and social commentary. Killer Mike and El-P in a class of their own.

They started with their killer track, "Run the Jewels," and the crowd lost its mind. Thousands of hands moved to the beat and the MCs went to work. - [Austin 360]

The first weekend of the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival kicked off Friday (10/2) with sets from Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Disclosure, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Gary Clark Jr., Brand New, Albert Hammond Jr, Leon Bridges and more. Lots more pictures from Day 1 are below.

Day 2 of ACL features sets from Drake, Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, San Fermin and more. You can stream ACL live (via Red Bull TV) below.

UPDATE: Day 2 pics are up, and day 3 pics too.

Continue reading "2015 ACL Fest day 1 pics: Run the Jewels, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol & more "

Odd Future

Tyler, the Creator is throwing his annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival at The Park @ LA Coliseum on November 14 this year. Despite saying over the summer that Odd Future wouldn't be performing as a group anymore, OFWGKTA is billed for this. The lineup also includes Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Daz Dillinger and Kurupt), A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Atmosphere, YG, Trash Talk, Jhene Aiko, The Inernet, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Flosstradamus, TOKiMONSTA and more. Tickets go on sale today (9/15) at noon PST.

Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown will also soon be on tour together with Vince Staples, and The Internet are touring too.

photo: Death Cab for Cutie in Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Death Cab for Cutie

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

Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions in the Sky @ MSG
Death Cab For Cutie put out their eighth album and last with now-former Chris Walla earlier this year, and tonight they make the jump to headlining MSG. It's a pretty amazing double bill with entrancing post-rockers Explosions in the Sky.

Craig Finn @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
There's always been a Springsteen vibe to The Hold Steady, but frontman Craig Finn dives further into The Boss's mid-'80s style than ever before on his new solo album, Faith In The Future. To get into this all ages matinee, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade store today.

Blanck Mass @ Baby's All Right
UPDATE: This show was canceled. Bummer.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Ruby the Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision @ Webster Hall
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats do a ton of justice to the traditional doom era (they bring a good amount of Beatles influence to it too) and this year's The Night Creeper is packed with burners. Good openers, too.

Moon Duo, Soldiers of Fortune, Squad Car @ Baby's All Right
Few bands today are as good as locking onto a groove and riding it all the way as Bay Area droners Moon Duo. (They call it "Repeat-o-Rock.") In town for two shows (this is the first), they play with NYC indie rock supergroup Soldiers of Fortune which includes members of Oneida, Chavez, Endless Boogie, Home and more.

Micachu & the Shapes, Blues Control @ Le Poisson Rouge
Micachu's new record, Good Sad Happy Bad, was born out of an unrehearsed jam session that was secretly taped by drummer Marc Pell, and that became the backbone of the album. We are very curious to hear what this all sounds like live."

Yonatan Gat, Innove Gnawa Band, Honduras, Alan Licht @ Rough Trade
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun. Having just made a record with Steve Albini, he plays this somewhat disparate bill.

Bushwig Fest @ Onderdonk House
Basically the new Wigstock, Bushwig is a celebration of drag culture and music happening at the historic (and surprisingly bucolic) Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Today's performances include bottoms and Wigstock founder and downtown legend Lady Bunny.

Nuclear Assault, Murphy's Law, Whiplash @ Gramercy Theatre
NYC thrash veterans Nuclear Assault plan to retire in the near future (they're sticking it out at least until MDF 2016), and they're currently on their "final" tour. They're joined by fellow '80s-era NY/NJ metal/punk bands Murphy's Law and Whiplash tonight.

Scorpions, Queensryche @ Barclays Center
While Scorpions may be best remembered for their '80s pop metal hits, their history dates back much further than that to 1965, the year the band formed. They're currently on their 50th anniversary tour, which doubles as support for their brand new 18th album Return to Forever.

Captain We're Sinking, Petal, Original Sharks, Dizzy Bats, Portuguese Bend, Growing Stone @ Black Bear Bar
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Petal, which is led by Kiley Lotz but also sometimes includes members of Tigers Jaw, whose sound is a pretty good reference point for Petal's. Their punky Scranton neighbors Captain We're Sinking headline, and they're worth seeing too.

Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Electric Trip, Izzy True, Wild Rice, Glazer, Delucy, Brett Davis (host) @ Elmer B Boyd Park (NJ)
New Brunswick punk label Don Giovanni throws its annual free outdoor show tonight in the label's hometown. Shredding trio Screaming Females headline.

The Forms, Salt Cathedral, Tomboy, Nicholas Nicholas @ Riis Par Beach Bazaar
The Forms have been slowly churning out their post-hardcore/indie rock blend for over a decade now (often recorded by Steve Albini), and while they haven't put out anything new since 2011 it's always a treat to see them.

O'Death, Mail the Horse, Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-Aires @ The Shop
O'Death's latest album is 2014's Out of Hands We Go (on Northern Spy), a very dark and very raw folk album.

Art Department, DJ Qu, Nitin @ Output
Legendary techno/house vet Kenny Glasgow teams up with new musician Jonny White as Art Department. The Canadian duo returns to NYC tonight.

Flosstradamus @ La Marina
Get brunch and dance at today's 'Brunch Bounce' at La Marina Beach (348 Dyckman St) which starts at 2 PM and goes through 1 AM.

Gloria Gaynor @ BB King's
Disco's influence has been infiltrating modern pop and indie rock for a while now, and what would disco be without Gloria Gaynor? The "I Will Survive" singer returns to the stage in NYC tonight.

Back to School Jam @ GameChanger World (NJ)
One-day hardcore fest Back to School Jam is the first show in two years for headliners Trapped Under Ice, and it also features the metallic Code Orange, Incendiary, and more. It's now a benefit for Tom Alderson, who was allegedly beat by members of Heavy Chains and Suburban Scum (SS were going to play Back to School Jam but dropped).

Oddball Comedy Fest @ XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival puts some of the best comedians of the moment together for a huge tour, and tonight continues the NYC-area run. Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer were both on the 2014 tour, but there's no denying their careers got major boosts in the past year, so it's exciting to see this time they're back as co-headliners. Today's the Hartford stop which is sort of an infamous stop of this tour. It's where Dave Chappelle walked off two years ago and then made a surprise appearance last year.

Blind Melon, Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Naughty by Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, Smash Mouth, Tonic, Saved by the 90s @ 50 Kent (90s Fest)
We've been happy to have the '90s back in plenty of ways, but did we need this part of the '90s to come back? If you've answered "yes," you may want to go to 50 Kent today. Have fun.

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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Nocturnal Wonderland 2015
Nocturnal Wonderland 2015
Nocturnal Wonderland

"This year, Insomniac's Nocturnal Wonderland [celebrated] its 20th anniversary. What started as an illegal underground rave has evolved into an entire experience chock full of talented DJs, performers, "and of course you." To commemorate the event, Insomniac released a 23-minute documentary "chronicling not only the birth of Nocturnal Wonderland, but the growth of house music itself. Featuring interviews from DJs like Moby, 12th Planet, DJ Dan, and more, the mini-doc is a much watch for people who are curious to know more about EDM's rich history."" [youredm]
You can watch the short documentary at the end of this post.

Like we did for the past few years, BrooklynVegan is co-presenting activities inside the Toyota Tent at various festivals around the country this summer, and that included Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino over Labor Day Weekend. We posted one set of pictures from the rave HERE and another HERE. More from Saturday are in this post and continue below...

Continue reading "Nocturnal Wonderland Day 2 photos (ravers, Kiesza, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J-Phlip, Flosstradamus and more)"

by Andrew Sacher

UPDATE: Nocturnal Wonderland Day 1 photos HERE.

photo: Kiesza @ Governors Ball (more by Gretchen Robinette)

This Labor Day weekend, San Bernardino, CA will host the 20th annual Nocturnal Wonderland festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater & grounds. The mostly-EDM festival has some cool stuff like Duke Dumont, Flosstradamus, Tensnake, Kiesza, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Booka Shade, L-Vis 1990, Eats Everything and Paper Diamond, alongside bigger names like Armin Van Buuren, Bassnectar, Afrojack, David Guetta, Pretty Lights and more. Full lineup below. Tickets are still available.

Like at Outside Lands and Lollapalooza last month, BrooklynVegan will be repping inside the festival grounds, in the Toyota Tent. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival, including Tensnake (8pm Sunday) and L-Vis 1990 (7pm Sunday). Say hi to our host and house DJ Jamie Granato aka Rezound, design your own hula hoop, check out live art installations and more.

A few days after the festival, Kiesza will make her way to NYC where she'll play Best Buy Theater on September 8... with Nick Jonas. Maybe it seems weird to see a pop singer who's on the "indie" side play with a former boy-bander, but maybe Nick Jonas is heading in that direction too. He just hit the studio with Purity Ring's Corin Roddick. (And come on, you know you're a sucker for the Tinashe-featuring "Jealous" remix.) Will he be the next Timberlake? Or at least the next Miley? The NYC show also includes American Authors, Shawn Mendes and Timeflies.

Nocturnal Wonderland lineup below...

Continue reading "Nocturnal Wonderland is this weekend; then Kiesza plays NYC w/ Nick Jonas (who's working with Purity Ring)"

photo: ACL 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

The Austin City Limits festival returns to Zilker Park from October 2-4 and October 9-11, and though the lineup wasn't supposed to be announced until this Tuesday, Austin 360 points out that the festival's website leaked it early. The posting was quickly taken down, but not before 365 Things Austin could screenshot it. It was accurate and the ACL 2015 includes Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Brand New, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Sylvan Esso, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more.

Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (5/5) at 10 AM CDT.

Continue reading "ACL Fest: 2015 lineup"


Seattle's 2015 Bumbershoot Festival will happen on Labor Day Weekend (September 5-7). This year's lineup includes Faith No More, The Weeknd, Brand New, Social Distortion, Flying Lotus, Babes in Toyland, The Melvins, Neko Case, Minus the Bear, Chance the Rapper, Atmosphere, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mikal Cronin, and lots more. Festival passes and single-day tickets are on sale now.

Check out the full 2015 Bumbershoot lineup below...

Continue reading "Bumbershoot announces 2015 lineup"

photo: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Mad Decent

The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns this summer, and now initial lineups have been announced. Check the Block Party website for each city's specific lineup, but artists playing include Major Lazer, Diplo, Jack U, Skrillex, iLoveMakonnen, Tyler the Creator, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, Flosstradamus, Cashmere Cat, Die Antwoord, Cut Copy, Riff Raff, RL Grime, XXYYXX and more.

The NYC stops happen August 8 & 9 in Coney Island's MCU Park and have Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Gent & Jawns, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and three more TBA on day 1; and CL, Grandtheft, Jack U, Party Favor, Tyler the Creator and What So Not on day 2.

Tickets for the whole tour are on sale now. All announced artists below.

Tyler the Creator's fourth album (counting Bastard) is out now. It's called Cherry Bomb and features Kanye West, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more. You can listen below.

Continue reading "Mad Decent Block Party 2015 lineups announced (Tyler the Creator, Diplo, Skrillex, T-Pain, Vic Mensa, Cut Copy & more)"

photo: A$AP Ferg in Queens in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

Late last year, A$AP Ferg returned with the new mixtape Ferg Forever, a nice tide-over while we wait for the followup to his excellent Trap Lord. In the past week, he's dropped videos for two of that mixtape's tracks. The first was for "Doe-Active," directed by Spike Jordan and featuring a cameo from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and the second was for "Dope Walk," directed by Matt Starr and featuring appearances by Kanye West, Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Haim, Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Watch both below.

In related news, this Sunday (3/1) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy will play a free show presented by DXC/Dunkxchange. At the show, you can buy, sell and trade sneakers and apparel. There will also be performances by GRZLXMODE and GI Dara, and music by DJ Mpure and DJ Rob Cast. Unlike most BKNB shows this one is ticketed ($15 advance, $20 at the door) and the flyer is below.

Ferg also has shows coming up, mostly in Australia and New Zealand, but also a couple US festivals including Pitchfork. All dates are listed below.

A$AP Rocky's also on board for US festival BUKU Music + Art Project happening in New Orleans on March 13 & 14 with Passion Pit, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, DJ Windows 98, Die Antwoord, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Portugal. The Man, Hudson Mohawke, iLoveMakonnen, XXYYXX, Raury, Big Freedia and more. Full lineup here. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "A$AP Ferg made two star-studded videos; A$AP Mob mems playing NYC show on Sunday; Rocky playing Buku Fest"


Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.

Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2015 lineup announced (AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu, St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, MANY more!)"

Fat Whites at Baby's All Right for BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Grooms @ Death by Audio's final show (more by PSquared)

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

Fat White Family, Surfbort, EZTV @ Baby's All Right
Now calling Brooklyn their home base, UK band Fat White Family will be rubbing their scent on local venues more regularly -- which is good for music fans and maybe bad for club's cleaning staffs. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite antics.

Celestial Shore, Grooms, The Teen Age, The Glazzies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a high quality night of local indie rock at Brooklyn Bazaar, especially Grooms whose new album explores keyboards and krautrock to great effect, and Celestial Shore who balance precision and songcraft. It's a free show and you can get some holiday shopping done while you're there.

Computer Magic, Mainland, The Prettiots, Keith Sweaty @ Glasslands
Danielle "Danz" Johnson makes winning synthpop as Computer Magic and will be saying goodbye to Glasslands tonight (which closes in two weeks) with help from the spacey pop of Mainland and The Prettiots.

YOB, Occultation, Ecstatic Vision @ Saint Vitus
Doom metal had quite the year in 2014, and looking at the year-end lists we've seen so far, it's pretty much between the Pallbearer album and YOB's Clearing the Path to Ascend for 2014's doom valedictorian. Tonight concludes their 2-night stand at Saint Vitus with great and different openers each night. Sold out.

Chat Logs, Anwar Sadat, Tropical Trash, Bad Behavior @ Shea Stadium
Louisville's Anwar Sadat make the kind of noisy post-punk that would've fit in well on Touch & Go in the '80s/'90s. Their new EP, Obedience, came out earlier this month.

Bluffing, Kal Marks, Two Inch Astronaut, Lady Bones, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
Eccentric Boston indie rockers Kal Marks celebrate their new EP on Exploding In Sound called Just A Lonely Fart at this show. They're joined by their EIS labelmates Two Inch Astronaut who do '90s Dischord-style post-hardcore, NYC indie popsters Bluffing, and more.

Chumped, Adult Dude, Chris Gethard, Jeff Rosenstock, Cayetana @ Suburbia
Brooklyn's best real-deal pop punk band Chumped released their debut LP this year, Teenage Retirement, and from the response it's been getting it looks like it won't be long before you can't see them in local DIY venues anymore. But before that happens, catch tonight's LP release show at the very DIY Suburbia with a stacked bill of Philly indie rockers Cayetana, Brooklyn's Dino Jr/Superchunk lovers Adult Dude, former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock, and the very funny Chris Gethard.

Broad City @ Bell House
Comedy Central's Broad City was one of 2014's runaway hits, a raunchier, more stoned, and funnier flipside to to the world of HBO's Girls (which has its merits too), all while managing to be a little closer to most young peoples' struggling NYC experiences. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been taking the show on the road, and return for two sold-out hometown performances tonight.

Devin, Haunted America, Ravi Shavi @ The Flat
It's been a while since we've heard new music from Devin, who released his retro rock 'n' roll debut LP on Frenchkiss in 2012. Tonight he's joined by Epoch band Haunted America and Deer Tick's pals Ravi Shavi.

Hector's Pets, JP5, A. Rex and J. Rex @ Grand Victory
Garage rock fans will want to head here tonight for Burger-related Hector's Pets, Nashville's JP5, and locals A. Rex and J. Rex.

Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, Fred Armisen, Susanna Hoffs, Jonathan Coulton @ Town Hall
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (who collaborate as The Both) bring their Christmas show to NYC tonight, with help from Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, geek rocker Jonathan Coulton, and Portlandia's Fred Armisen.

Anicon, Yellow Eyes, Kosmodemonic @ Union Pool
Two NYC metal bands, the proggy Anicon and the blackened Yellow Eyes, have been on the road together and tonight they wrap it up in their hometown. Also on the bill is psychedelic locals Kosmodemonic.

Rye Coalition, Black Wail @ WFMU Monty Hall
NJ rock and rollers Rye Coalition haven't put out new music in years, but the long-running band have been keeping at it in the live show department.

Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
Hot Tuna are a pretty active band, especially considering how long they've been around, but tonight's an extra special show. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will be joined by their former Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin. Marty sang lead on a ton of their best songs, so hopefully that means we'll hear some Airplane faves (She Has Funny Cars?) tonight.

Gay Panic, Trophy Wife, Tiny Tusks, Worriers @ Rock Shop
On this bill we're especially excited about Worriers, the excellent melodic punk band fronted by former The Measure [sa] singer Lauren Denitzio. The rest of the bill is also all queer and/or women-fronted bands.

Murray Hill, Bridget Everett @ Le Poisson Rouge
Have yourself "A Murray Little Christmas" as "the hardest working middle-aged man in show business" welcomes Bridget Everett, Perle Noire, Trixie Little, Mr. Gorgeous, Carmine Covelli, and The Craig's List Quartet for a night of holiday good cheer.

Flosstradamus, GTA, Curtis Williams, Two-9 @ Terminal 5
Chicago beatmakers Flosstradamus know how to get a room moving, so it's no surprise that they're taking over the huge Terminal 5 for two nights, this being the second. Openers should be a good time too.

Boston Strangler, waste management, Peacebreakers, Oblivionation, Jock's Blood, Moron @ Acheron
If you like the aggressive sounds of late '80s Boston hardcore, you're in luck because so do Boston Strangler and they do a ton of justice to those classic bands.

Gabriel Kahane @ BAM
Composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, who's collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Blake Mills and others, is performing his newest work, The Ambassador, from December 13-10 at BAM with fellow Sufjan collaborators Rob Moose, Alex Sopp (both of yMusic), and Casey Foubert, as well as Ted Poor, Laura Lutzke, Nathan Schram, and Gabriel Cabezas (also of yMusic).

Fake Blood, Sinden, Alex English @ Slake
UK producers Fake Blood and Sinden share a quirky style with eyes on the dancefloor, ears for pop.

For those out in the daytime, keep in mind today is both Santacon and the Millions March protest...let's just hope those things don't collide.

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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Tickets for the Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew WK show at Gramercy Theatre are on Citi, Live Nation and Music Geeks presales (password: musicgeeks) now.

Flosstradamus already announced a tour which hits Terminal 5 on December 12 and they've now added a second T5 show happening the next night (12/13). Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/10) at noon.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1 for two shows (2 PM and 5 PM). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

I Am the Avalanche is playing Bowery Ballroom on December 26. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/10) at noon.

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

Tickets for the Stars show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon and general on-sale Friday (10/10) at noon.

Tickets for the Billy Idol show at Beacon Theatre with Broncho go on venue presale at 11 AM (password: IDOL) and AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the tUnE-yArDs shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Cibo Matto go on AmEx presale starting today at noon.

The back-in-action Fiasco are playing Glasslands on December 27. 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.

Flosstradamus at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)Flosstradamus

Chicago electronic duo Flosstradamus, who recently played Mad Decent Block Party (again), have now announced a North American tour. They'll be joined by GTA and Curtis Williams w/ Two-9 (who's also touring with Big K.R.I.T.). The tour will stop in NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets are already on AmEx and Flosstradamus presale (anyone know the Floss password?) and they go on sale to the general public Friday (8/22) at noon.

Flosstradamus recently released a single called "Rebound," which you can check out, along with a new tour documentary on the duo and the list of all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Flosstradamus touring with GTA and Curtis Williams w/ Two-9, playing Terminal 5 (dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt


2014 Mad Decent Block Party
2014 Mad Decent Block Party
2014 Mad Decent Block Party

The 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties are underway, having just hit NYC on Saturday (8/9) in Coney Island's MCU Park. The lineup included label boss Diplo plus rapper Vic Mensa who was fresh off a Lollapalooza performance where he covered The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" which he did again at the block party on Saturday. As always, the party -- which also included Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus and a bunch of others -- was a wild time with nonstop dancing all day.

UPDATE: PART 2 PICS HERE. More pictures of part 1, below...

Continue reading "Mad Decent Block Party in Coney Island's MCU Park (part 1 pics)"

Vic Mensa at Lollapalooza last weekend (more by James Richards IV)
Vic Mensa

Chicago rapper/Chance the Rapper associate Vic Mensa has been on the rise this year, doing pretty cool things like playing "Clint Eastwood" with Damon Albarn, touring with Disclosure, and then making a song that sounds influenced by touring with Disclosure. He now just released a song with another hot electronic producer Kaytranada (who will release an EP on XL and tour later this year). It's called "Wimme Nah" (as in, now that he's getting hyped, all these people are with him now), and you can stream it below.

Video has also surfaced of Vic taking on The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" at his Lollapalooza set this past weekend, and you can watch that below too.

Vic was in NYC last night (8/7) playing the FADER / Goose Island show at Rough Trade. (Anyone catch that?) His tour continues tonight (8/8) in Philly, playing the first of four Mad Decent Block Parties that he was recently added to (in place of his pal Chance the Rapper who dropped off). Vic's also on the one happening in Coney Island's MCU Park this Saturday (8/9) with Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dougie F & DJ Fire, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, Walshy Fire and Young Kyle 187.

All of Vic's dates are listed, with the new song stream and video, below...

Continue reading "Vic Mensa released a song w/ Kaytranada, covered "Seven Nation Army" at Lolla, playing Mad Decent Block Parties"

Dillon Francis at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Dillon Francis

The dates and venues were recently announced for the 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties, and now the lineups have been announced. Artists playing include Outkast (lucky Denver!), Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg, Chance the Rapper, Fatboy Slim and many more.

The NYC stop, happening on August 9 in MCU Park @ Coney Island has Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, Walshy Fire and a headliner who hasn't been announced yet. (Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, and Diplo with Major Lazer all played last year's too.) Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon with a Ticketmaster presale starting Wednesday (4/9) at 10 AM. There's also an ongoing presale for each date at the Mad Decent Block Party website which includes an exclusive Diplo mix, a Mad Decent Block Party zine (with "no words" because "reading sucks"), Mad Decent x Pizzaslime stickers, a Mad Decent Block party sticker, and a Mad Decent patch.

Flyer with full artist announcement and the list of dates/venues/individual city lineups, below...

Continue reading "Mad Decent Block Party 2014 lineups (Outkast, Diplo, Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis & more)"


Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2014 lineup (Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Broken Bells & more)"

Major Lazer at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 in NYC (more by Dylan Johnson)
Major Lazer

Mostly-electronic label Mad Decent already do their block parties each year. And now, following in the footsteps of Holy Ship (which just announced its plans to now run two dance concert cruises a year), they're taking their show out to sea with the Mad Decent Boat Party. The cruise sets sail off the coast of Miami on November 12, hits Nassau, the Bahamas, and returns on November 16. It will feature label head Diplo and his Major Lazer project, plus Dillon Francis, Katy B, Riff Raff, Travi$ Scott, Cashmere Cat, Flosstradamus, Lunice and many more. Full initial lineup and flyer below. Pre-sale signups begin February 20 via Mad Decent Boat Party's website.

Regarding Holy Ship, that festival cruise will next sale from January 3-6 and February 25-28 in 2015, also off the coast of Miami. Pre-booking begins in March. Stay tuned for more info.

Mad Decent Boat Party initial lineup and flyer below...

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It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.

Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...

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Flosstradamus, who just played the Mad Decent Block Party are playing Terminal 5 on December 6. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.

Dillon Francis, who also played the Mad Decent Block Party, is playing two nights at Terminal 5 (12/20-21). Tickets to those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.

Boston hardcore band Defeater, who continue to go on tours we don't want to see them on, will be touring with August Burns Red, Blessthefall, and Beartooth (ex-Attack Attack!) later this year. That tour comes through the NYC-area on December 1 at Best Buy Theater and December 14 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, August 23 (Best Buy at noon, Starland at 10 AM). Last month, Defeater released their new album, Letters Home, via Bridge Nine. You can stream it below.

Chris Cornell is playing Beacon Theatre on November 16. Tickets to that show go on Local, Fan Club, and AmEx presale today at 10 AM with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at 11 AM.

Lorde recently made her NYC debut at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge and announced a tour with a Webster Hall show which also sold right out. That prompted the addition of a Brooklyn show at Warsaw on the same tour and tickets are currently still available.

The Sadies are playing Mercury Lounge on September 27. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.

Ivan & Alyosha are opening for NEEDTOBREATHE at Bowery Ballroom on October 1. Tickets to that show go on NTB Mailing List presale today at 10 AM and AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.

Tickets to see The Julie Ruin at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Lucero and Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see John Vanderslice at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

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

Tickets to see They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Active Child shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presage today at noon.

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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photos by Dylan Johnson

Major Lazer / the crowd / party's over early for some
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013

The always-wild Mad Decent Block Party happened on Saturday (8/11) at Williamsburg Park, with Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, the occasional naked guy, and general debauchery. Once Williamsburg Park closed, the afterparty kept things going at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

More pics from Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (some of which are NSFW) are below.

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Mad Decent

Speaking of block parties, as discussed, the Mad Decent Block Parties are stopping in Brooklyn for a sold-out show on August 10 at Williamsburg Park with Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Matt & Kim, Rockie Fresh, and more. Its also just been announced that at night, the "Mad Decent All-Stars" will head to Music Hall of Williamsburg for an afterparty. Tickets for the afterparty go on sale Tuesday (7/30) at noon.

Meanwhile, Dillon Francis recently released a new song with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, which you can listen to below...

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Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)

Holy Ship!!! is returning in 2014 for its third year (hence the three exclamation points) and will set sail off the coast of Miami on January 9, 2014, returning on January 12. Artists playing this year include Pharrell, Disclosure (DJ), Diplo, A-Trak, Baauer, Flume, RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Jerome LOL, Shlohmo (DJ), and more. Tickets for the cruise are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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rainy Saturday at Boston Calling Music Festival (via Kevin Begley)
Boston Calling

The first-ever Boston Calling Music Festival went down over the weekend (5/25-26) at Boston's City Hall Plaza. It was headlined by The National (whose Aaron Dessner also curated it, and who just did lots of album celebrating in NYC), and also included sets by The National's tourmates Dirty Projectors, The Shins (who also played a NYC show this past weekend), The Walkmen (who play a free show during Northside), Youth Lagoon (who open The National's Barclays Center show), and more.

Despite the rain and cold temperatures we were faced with over the weekend, the inaugural festival still seemed to be a success and festival organizers have already announced that Boston Calling will return this fall on September 7 and 8. The fall lineup is being headlined by Vampire Weekend on the Saturday, along with sets by Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Bat For Lashes, Deer Tick, Okkervil River, and more; and headlined by Passion Pit on the Sunday, along with sets from Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Solange, Flosstradamus, Flume, and more. Full lineup below (via Pitchfork).

Early bird 2-day passes go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM and single day tickets go on sale June 7.

Both Local Natives and Kendrick Lamar also play NYC festival Governors Ball in June, which is only one of Kendrick's upcoming festival appearances in the NYC-area. Vampire Weekend and Solange play a NYC show together, and Solange also plays a free show during Northside. Major Lazer and Flosstradamus will hit NYC for their Mad Decent Block Party. And The Gaslight Anthem play two NYC shows this summer too.

Full Boston Calling fall lineup and flyer below...

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