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Despite the snow dumped on us last night, there haven't been too many weather-related cancellations, show-wise tonight (2/13). Perhaps bands and venues thought if third graders have to go to school we can play a show. Still, there are a few and here are what cancellations and postponements we're found:

Unrelated to the snow, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust dropped off tonight's Union Pool show, but Steve Gunn, Garrett Devoe and Mike Wexler are still playing.

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black's Valentine's Day Spectacular has been "postponed to March 2. All tickets for the original date will be honored.."

However, the Valentine's Day Eve Ladies Of Soul Tribute with XAVIER and Friends at Joe's Pub is still on. One of those friends is Magnetic Fields maestro Stephin Merritt.

Fort Lean are no longer playing Baby's All Right tonight, but the early and late shows have been combined into "one blizzard of good times" with Sacco, Tropic of Pisces, Genghis Hans, and American Royalty. Doors are at 9:30 PM.

Tonight's AWKWAFINA show at Pianos has been moved to Wednesday February 26 due to "5 foot deep slush puddles on every corner."

UK act Deaf Havana's early show at Mercury Lounge with Born Cages has been canceled, but the late show with Timbre Timbre is still on.

UK band Peggy Sue would like you to know that despite there being "literally more snow than we've ever seen in our lives but our show at @glasslands is ON. I repeat OUR SHOW TONIGHT IS ON."

††† (Crosses) is still on at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Unrelated to the snow -- unless he's better meteorologist than Sam Champion and knows something we don't -- but we' thought we'd mention it anyway: Mos Def has cancelled his 2/27 Highline show (which was already a makeup date).

Anything we missed? Stay warm and dry.

White Lung at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
White Lung

Hudson Mohawke (right) w/ TNGHT in August (more by Robert Altman)
Hudson Mohawke

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

Hubble, John Mannion, Diaphragm, Migrations in Rust, Yellow Tears @ 285 Kent Avenue
When Ben Greenberg isn't playing with The Men (or any of the other bands he is/was in), he makes experimental music on his own as Hubble which is very worth checking out as well.

Fort Lean, Dave Monks (of Tokyo Police Club), Roommates @ Baby's All Right
NYC trio Fort Lean are finishing up their new album, so here's a chance to check out some new songs. It's also a chance to see TPC frontman David Monks in solo mode.

Caveman, Vacationer, See Through @ Bowery Ballroom
Ever-popular NYC indie band Caveman are throwing their first-ever "Cavemas Celebration" tonight. What exactly that entails...you'll have to go to find out.

Turquoise Jeep @ Brooklyn Bowl
Lemme smang it girl. Smash it and bang it.

Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Hip hop elder statesman Biz Markie released his first album 25 years ago. He's still got what you need, and he'll be spinnin' it tonight.

Gems, FEMME, My Body @ Glasslands
Washington DC's ethereal dancepop duo GEMS headline tonight but, if you're going,  also check out Femme which is the solo project from Ultraista singer Laura Bettinson.

Matthew E. White, Dosh, Howard Ivans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having made one of 2013 more acclaimed records -- Big Inner -- Matthew E White headlines tonight. Get there early for Rosebuds frontman Howard Ivans who, in solo mode, makes soulful R&B.

Ceremony, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Sleepies @ NYU's E&L Auditorium
Before NYU students take their finals and go home for winter break, they're getting a late-semester punk show that absolutely rips and is also open to the public (for a mere $5 at the door). All four of these bands are great, with powerviolence band-turned-garage punks Ceremony, the shredding, intense White Lung, the rackety Perfect Pussy, and Brooklyn's punk 'n' rollers Sleepies.

Mori, These Wild Plans, Graveyard Lovers, Sham-Poo, Hibou, Travis Alexander @ Pianos
New Montreal band Mori make slinky, alluring dancepop. Check out their debut EP below and their midnight performance tonight is free.

Hudson Mohawke, Kwes, Trippy Turtle, Jim-E Stack, Heathered Pearls @ Output
Hudson Mohawke is one half of TNGHT, and also worked on the recent Kanye West and Drake albums, so you know he knows his way around a studio. He also knows how to get a crowd going, and this should be a pretty fun show. Good openers too.

Tourist, Jim-E Stack, AIMES @ Rough Trade
Tourist got a boost in his career from his association with Disclosure, and considering just about everything they touch turns to gold, it might not be long before this guy is in way larger venues. So catch him at the relatively small Rough Trade NYC while you still can.

Porches, Krill, Baked, LVL UP, Lost Boy?, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
Tonight at Shea Stadium is the second night of the farewell party for Brooklyn venue Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, which closed over the summer. Good lineup too, including "bummer pop" band Porches, eccentric indie rockers Krill, crunchy Built to Spill-style indie rockers LVL UP, and others.

Mystical Weapons (Greg Saunier & Sean Lennon) @ Union Pool
Sean Lennon is a whirlwind of activity these days. He just played last night at Union Pool with his orch-pop band GOASTT, and he's back at the venue tonight with this improvisational project with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.

Brian Chase & Andrea Parkins, Forever House @ Silent Barn
Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase is performing tonight with accordionist (!) Andrea Parkins, which should be interesting.

The Cult @ The Wellmont Theatre
Goths turned arena-sized riff rockers, The Cult are currently on the road playing their AC/DCish 1987 album, Electric, in full.

NRBQ @ Iridium
Terry Adams is the only remaining original member, but the "world's greatest bar band" still have a great catalog of underappreciated pop gems to choose from.

Com Truise, AEON RINGS, Kodacrome @ Paper Box
Com Truise recently announced a 2014 tour which includes a headlining NYC gig at Bowery Ballroom, but head to Paper Box tonight to catch him in a more intimate environment before then.

Gnaw, Notekillers, Psalm Zero @ Trans Pecos
The first ever show at Trans Pecos, the new venue operating in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), is a Northern Spy-presented night of noise-influenced metal and vice versa with Gnaw (ex-Khanate), Psalm Zero (mems of Castevet and Extra Life), and The Notekillers.

Potty Mouth @ Converse Rubber Tracks
Potty Mouth split the line between indie rock and punk, and they do it well. This is a free FADER-presented show but RSVP is closed.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Ceremony, White Lung, Hudson Mohawke, Turquoise Jeep, Matthew E White, Mori & more)"

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Free Tickets to see Glassjaw, Balance & Composure and World's Fair at the Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on "sale" today at noon.

Tickets to see Colin Meloy at Town Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene) at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Parquet Courts with The Beets, Yuppies, and Future Punx at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Julia Holter at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon, with general on-sale starting Friday (8/02) at noon.

Tickets to see Anna Calvi at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets see Holy Ghost! at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Jonathan Richman shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

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

Tickets to see Nude Beach at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Twin Peaks at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the of Montreal shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Foxygen shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Black Lips shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Blitzen Trapper at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

Tickets to see Sinead O'Connor at City Winery go on sale today.

Bear Hands and Fort Lean are playing Mercury Lounge on September 24. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/02) 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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Tickets to the Governors Ball after-party with Japandroids at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see New Order with Holy Ghost! at Williamsburg Park go on sale today at noon.

The Roots and Jim James' Celebrate Brooklyn! show at Prospect Park has changed dates from June 19 to June 18. These tickets go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Low and Mike Doughty at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Paul Weller at Apollo Theatre, Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Woods and Alex Bleeker and The Freaks at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

As mentioned, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks will also play a Record Store Day in-store at In Living Stereo, and they're also playing their own show on May 28 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

Tickets for the 'Electric Soul Circus' at Barclays Center with Cee Lo, Goodie Mob, Busta Rhymes, and more go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bleeding Rainbow and Fat Creeps show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Shakey Graves, who played a BV Austin CMJ show last year, is playing Mercury Lounge on June 23 with Wild Child and Marmalakes. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

As mentioned, Fake Problems are going on a tour with The Menzingers that hits NYC on Saint Vitus on June 11. That show has since sold out, but you can catch Fake Problems a couple days later at Mercury Lounge on June 13. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the Summer Slaughter festival, Dillinger Escape Plan included, at Best Buy Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Big Black Delta, who are playing Glasslands in June, have added another NYC show happening a few days earlier at Mercury Lounge on June 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Glasslands show are still available too.

Tickets to see Friend Roulette, Eula and Matty Fasano at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sheer Terror and The Templars on a Rocks Off cruise go on sale today at 11:55 AM.

UK synthpop artist Frankmusik are playing Maxwell's on June 6, Pianos on June 8 and Union Hall on June 12. Tickets to Pianos and Union Hall are on sale now. Tickets for Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Kuroma, Fort Lean and IDEATH (DJ set) are playing Glasslands on May 28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Radiation City at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the Black Sabbath at show at PNC Bank Arts Center go on sale Saturday (4/20) at noon.

Twin Sister at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Twin Sister

There have been countless Hurricane Sandy relief benefits in NYC in the over-a-month since the storm hit and, fortunately as they're needed, there's no sign that they'll be stopping any time soon. There's one going down at Glasslands on December 17 with Chairlift, Twin Sister, Empress Of, Slowdance, Jason McMahon, and a DJ set from Ice Choir (aka Kurt Feldman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's the only announced date for Chairlift at the moment, and also the only one for Twin Sister except for a Philly show with Ava Luna in January.

You can also catch a member of Chairlift at Glasslands tonight (12/6). Patrick Wimberly will be DJing at Fort Lean's release party for their Change Your Name EP with Ludwig Persik and Cruiser. Tickets for that show are available.

A couple videos are below.

Continue reading "Chairlift, Twin Sister and more playing Sandy benefit at Glasslands; Patrick Wimberly DJing w/ Fort Lean tonight"

Tickets for the Band of Horses shows at Hammerstein and Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Passion Pit show at Madison Square Garden go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jessie Ware show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Into Another at show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the Mates of State shows at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Simone Felice is playing Mercury Lounge on December 1. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

TV Baby and Fort Lean are playing Mercury Lounge on November 5. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the three recently added Rascals shows at Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon. Their other three previously announced shows are all still on sale too.

MFNW 2012

The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.

In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.

Continue reading "MusicFestNW 2012 lineup expands (The Hives, Flying Lotus, Quasi, DIIV, Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Beirut, Swans & many more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Andrew Sacher

Caveman / Frankie Rose
Caveman
Frankie Rose & The Outs

The official BrooklynVegan Northside showcase went down at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15) with sets from Caveman, Frankie Rose, Fort Lean, and Hume. Pictures from the showcase are in this post.

Baltimore's Hume kicked things off around 9 PM, sounding much bigger live than they do recorded. From the sounds of the ambient-leaning "Phasing", I was expecting a more subdued set, but instead the band -- with two hard hitting drummers in tow -- were loud and in your face. On top of the double drum attack, they came bearing swirling noise guitars and reverby-yet-clear vocals which helped keep a foot on earth while the rest of the band were floating in space.

Up next were Fort Lean, who contrasted Hume's psychedelic ramblings by keeping things on the relatively more straightforward side of indie pop. They delivered an enjoyable batch of songs led by their singer's strong vocals and flailing bleached hair, and mostly-danceable beats. You can catch Fort Lean again next month on their
tour with Bear Hands.

The mood at MHOW drastically shifted as Frankie Rose took the stage, joined by a 5-piece band, dreamy visuals, and a packed-in crowd. Frankie's set failed to hit a low point as she piled on all of the strongest cuts on Interstellar and included Frankie Rose and the Outs favorite, "Candy," early on as well. She opened the show with Interstellar's opening title track, and though her record is a bit on the small side, when the "oh oh oh"s came in and the drums picked up, Frankie and her band proved that they can turn those songs into pretty anthemic numbers in a live setting. Upbeat singles like "Know Me" and "Night Swim" were obvious standouts (she also covered The Cure's "A Forrest"), but the highlight of the night had to have come with the slow-burning "Pair of Wings," which saw Frankie's voice joined by little more than atmospheric keyboards and sparse drumming.

Caveman closed out the night with a set consisting of material off 2011's Coco Beware and some new ones as well. The band's polyrhythmic pop and reverb-soaked four-part vocal harmonies ended the evening on a high note. The singer rotates between playing guitar and pounding on a floor tom along with the band's drummer, giving the band a solid mix of Grizzly Bear-esque atmosphere and worldbeat indie pop.

More pics from the MHOW show are below.

Continue reading "Caveman, Frankie Rose, Fort Lean, and Hume played official BV Northside showcase at MHoW (pics, review)"

by Andrew Sacher

Hume

Baltimore psych poppers Hume have a few dates scheduled this week, including a NXNE show tonight (6/13). We/re thrilled to announce that one of those shows is now also the Official BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15), which Hume, along with Fort Lean, have just been added to, joining a lineup with Frankie Rose and Caveman. Tickets for that show are still available or you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. We're also giving away another pair of tickets in this post. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Hume were supposed to play Death by Audio on Friday (6/15) with Darlings, but that show is no longer happening and the BV Northside show is now Hume's only currently scheduled Brooklyn date. All of their dates are listed below.

The band are reportedly preparing to release a 12" for their super-reverby single, "Phasing," this year. It's set to include remixes from Doldrums, Dustin Wong, and Aaron Leitko (of Protect-U). You can stream that track below. Also below is a video of an older single titled "Inverse Fireworks," which was shot at Market Hotel in NYC.

Speaking of experimental Baltimore bands, just a reminder that Roomrunner, who Hume have shared bills with in the past, have upcoming dates including their addition as opener to Dan Deacon's free show at Pier 84 on July 12 with John Maus.

Continuing to speak of experimental Baltimore bands, we recently mentioned that Future Islands are about to head on a tour which includes a Brooklyn show at Death by Audio on July 11 with Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Darlings. William from Future Islands' other band Believers and Gerrit from Future Islands' other band Moss of Aura will also share a bill at the Brooklyn venue on June 23.

A list of all Hume dates, stream, video, and contest details below...

Continue reading "Hume playing shows, added to BV Northside (dates & stream); Future Islands side projects playing Death By Audio"

Fort Lean

Brooklyn indie pop outfit Fort Lean are heading out on a tour with Bear Hands next month. But before they do that, we're happy to announce that Fort Lean, along with Hume have been added to the BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15) as part of a lineup which already includes Caveman and Frankie Rose. Tickets for that show are still available or you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. We're also giving away a pair of tickets in this post. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Fort Lean's tour with Bear Hands kicks off in Brooklyn on July 20 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are available. It also includes a Hamden, CT show at July 22 at The Space with Surfer Blood, the day before Surfer Blood plays Maxwell's (7/23). Tickets for the Hamden show are on sale.

Fort Lean put out a single this past February for the track "Sunsick" b/w "The Precinct." You can stream those two tracks below or purchase a download of them at bandcamp. Those song streams, along with a list of all dates and contest details are below...

Continue reading "Fort Lean added to BV Northside Showcase, playing shows w/ Bear Hands & Surfer Blood (dates & streams)"

photos by Chris La Putt

The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The Great Googa Mooga 2012 - Prospect Park, Brooklyn

If you're going to GoogaMooga on Sunday, you might want to eat and drink before you get there. More pictures from Saturday below...

Continue reading "GoogaMooga day 1 in pics (Roots, UMO, Aziz, James Murphy, food, LONG LINES, Marc Maron, Holy Ghost! & more)"

GoogaMooga

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

Continue reading "GoogaMooga music lineup announced (and updated)"

We Were Promised Jetpacks at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks, who were last in NYC to headline Webster Hall (and perform for our Green Room Sessions) (which was not long after they were here for CMJ), are currently on a European tour that goes through February. They'll follow that with a North American tour, which hasn't been announced in full yet but so far includes the sold out Coachellas and a few others including NYC shows happening on May 3 at Bowery Ballroom and and May 4 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (1/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting (1/25) at noon.

All currently known dates and our 'Green Room Sessions' videos in case you missed them below...

Continue reading "We Were Promised Jetpacks touring around Coachella (two NYC shows announced)"

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

DOWNLOAD: Little Dragon - "Nightlight (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "How Can U Luv Me" (MP3)

UMO @ Glasslands
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra headlined Glasslands on 6/4. Headless Horseman, Balkans, and Fort Lean rounded out the rest of the bill. Despite some gear issues, UMO played an hour long set that concluded with "How Can U Luv Me" to a relatively full crowd. UMO is currrently prepping to release their self-titled debut on Fat Possum on 6/21. Stream three songs at the label site and download one above along with a remix the band did for Little Dragon.

The Glasslands show was one of two NYC dates for UMO, who played Webster Hall with their tour-mates Portugal The Man the night before. They'll return both venues in September while on tour with Toro Y Moi who headlines Webster Hall on 9/14. Ava Luna is also on the bill and tickets are still available. One day later, 9/15, UMO return to Glasslands for another headlining show. Tickets are on sale for that too.

UMO also has a bunch of dates scheduled with Yuck.. All dates and more pictures from Glasslands below...

Continue reading "Unknown Mortal Orchestra played Glasslands (pics), touring with Toro y Moi, playing Glasslands again (dates)"