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Freshkills on a Rocks Off Boat Cruise (more by Keith Marlowe)

"See you in hell, world." - Freshkills

And with that statement, post-punk favorites and BV-SXSW veterans Freshkills are throwing in the towel. No acrimony or malice though, so help send the Brooklyn band into the sunset with one final party on Friday (3/1) at Union Pool. Violent Bullshit and Chron Turbine will play support and $8 gets you in at the door.

Chron Turbine also features members of Rye Coalition, who will play with The Sonics at the upcoming Norton Records benefit on April 13 at Bell House (tickets). Members of Rye Coaltion will also play as part of the upcoming Merel reunion at Grand Victory on April 5 which ALSO features Freshkills vocalist Zachary Lipez behind the wheels (tickets). Oh what a tangled web...

RIP Freshkills. Check out some tracks from the band below to salute them one last time.

Continue reading "Freshkills wave goodbye with NYC show at Union Pool"

photos by Keith Marlowe

Riverboat Gamblers on a Rocks Off Cruise - 10/13/2012
Riverboat Gamblers

Riverboat Gamblers are currently touring their way to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Their trek began back on 10/12 in Asbury Park and continued from there to a Rocks Off Concert Cruise where they sailed around Manhattan with Cobra Skulls, Freshkills, and fans. More pictures from that NYC show below...

Continue reading "Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls & Freshkills on a boat (pics)"

Riverboat Gamblers, airborne
Riverboat Gamblers

Riverboat Gamblers' The Wolf You Feed hit earlier this year, but the band saved a music video for release until just a few days ago, which made its premiere on BV Austin. Check out "Eviction Notice" from the LP below.

The Texas band (good friends with Peelander-Z who also play tonight) is currently on the road with Cobra Skulls and Freshkills, and ripping up the Northeast, hitting Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park tonight (10/12) and a Rocks Off Concert Concert Cruise on Saturday (10/13). Feeling a bit too frugal for the $10 door price for Riverboat Gamblers on the river? We have two pairs of tickets available for giveaway for the cruise show. Details, dates and video below...

Continue reading "Riverboat Gamblers on tour -- Asbury Park tonight, Rocks Off Cruise Saturday (win tix!)"

DOWNLOAD: My Jerusalem - "Born in the Belly" (MP3)

My Jerusalem
My Jerusalem

Austin rockers My Jerusalem put out their new album, Preachers, today (10/9) via The End Records. The album was produced by Spoon's Jim Eno and features guest vocals from Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff. The band is led by Jeff Klein, who was previously a member of Greg Dull's post-Afghan Whigs band, The Twilight Singers, and has also recorded with Greg on his Live At Triple Door album and with his project with Mark Lanegan, The Gutter Twins. My Jerusalem are also featured on Summer's Kiss Records' Afghan Whigs tribute.

My Jerusalem's lineup also features other Gutter Twins contributors, including Cully Symington, who has also worked with Okkervil River and Afghan Whigs. You can stream Preachers in its entirety below and download a free MP3 of the track "Born in the Belly" at the top of this post.

In related news, we just posted pics of Afghan Whigs' Music Hall of Williamsburg show.

Dana Falconberry in Austin last month (more by Tim Griffin)
Dana Falconberry

My Jerusalem are on tour now with Dana Falconberry and that tour hits NYC TONIGHT (10/9) at Glasslands, for a show which doubles as a record release party for both artists (Dana for her new album, Leelanau). Freshkills are on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

UPDATE: My Jerusalem will also play NYC on November 12 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (10/12) at noon.

Meanwhile, Dana Falconberry will return to NYC later this month when she teams up with Heartless Bastards and Futurebirds for their tour which hits Irving Plaza on October 27. Tickets for that show are still available.

A list of all dates and the My Jerusalem album stream are below.

Continue reading "My Jerusalem and Dana Falconberry on tour, celebrating new LPs in NYC (dates, streams & MP3)"

Teengirl Fantasy
Teengirl Fantasy

As mentioned, Teengirl Fantasy's new album, Tracer, was released this week (stream it) -- maybe you saw them at East River Park on Monday -- and the band will play a release party on Thursday (8/23) aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise with their True Panther labelmates Lemonade, DJ Mike Q and Massacooramaan along for the ride. Since we last spoke, Kelela, who sings lead vocals on TF's killer single, "EFX", has been added to the bill. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we have a few pairs to give away.

While we're on the subject of boats, Big Freedia will shake things up on a Rocks Off Cruise as well on August 29 and, as mentioned previously, LE1f (who recently played Glasslands and PS1 Warm-up) has just been added to the bill. Tickets are still available and we have pairs to give away as well.

Both those shows are aboard The Harbor Lights which departs from East 23rd / FDR. Details on how to enter for both Rocks Off shows are below but please note these shows are 21+. We're also giving away tickets to the Teengirl Fantasy show on Facebook.

Other interesting Rocks Off shows coming up include '90s-era glam rockers Spacehog with Endless Boogie (who play Summerscreen tonight [8/22] with Daniel Higgs and Highlife) aboard The Jewel on Saturday 8/25 (tix); and Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls, and Fresh Kills aboard The Jewel on October 13 (tix).

As previously mentioned, Lagwagon plays a Fat Wreck Chords Rocks Off Cruise on October 20 with Dead to Me and others (tickets). Bonobo and Gibby Hanes also DJ a Rocks Off cruise on September 21 (tickets).

Contest details and a list of all Teengirl Fantasy dates are below...

Continue reading "upcoming Rocks Off Concert Cruises (win tickets)"

photos by Caroline Harrison, words by Doug Moore

Future of the Left at Europa 6/17/2012
Future of The Left

The identity of the "super-secret headliners" at last night's Saint Vitus (6/18) show was spoiled the preceding day at Europa -- by a member of the headliners themselves.

"We'll be playing tomorrow night at Saint Vitus!" thundered Andy "Falco" Falkous of the ex-Mclusky quirk-punks Future of the Left during their Sunday night gig at Europa. Wales's FOTL, who recently released their third full-length The Plot Against Common Sense (stream it), drew on a trio of local powers for support: Freshkills, With Knives, and I Hate Our Freedom.

When Brooklyn's excellent Freshkills opened the show at 9pm, it looked as though the "secret" gig might remain that way. They delivered their warbling post-punk to an appreciative but sparse audience.

With Knives features Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy and The Damned Things on guitar and vocals. The band serves mostly as a showcase for Trohman's surprisingly extensive chops. His soloing carried their set, despite his noticeable frustration with his gear.

By the time I Hate Our Freedom took the stage, Vitus had filled to near capacity. Their post-hardcore (the black bangs kind, not the buzz cut kind) affectations seemed slightly errant at Vitus, but their delivery befitted their professional pedigree--IHOF features members of Thursday and Texas Is the Reason, among others.

When I think of Future of the Left, one word comes to mind: efficient. The four-piece have mastered musical economy: the songs are short, the guitars are cropped (Falkous often plays a four-stringed SG), and the members are happy to switch instruments when necessary. But FOTL are master showmen, too. Falkous laid about with his acid tongue throughout the evening -- belittling the audience for their lack of athleticism, demanding "more exact heckling," and accusing his own keyboard of racism. Their set, which included three Mclusky tunes ("To Hell With Good Intentions," "Without MSG I Am Nothing," and "Lightsaber Cocksucking Blues"), ended with a fan-friendly deconstruction of the band's gear and drum kit.

Future of the Left will play a free gig with Freskhkills tonight (6/19) at Generation Records. Pictures from Saint Vitus last night and Europa from the night prior (with Me You Us Them and Bomb The Music Industry) are below.

Continue reading "Future of The Left played Europa and a "surprise" show at Saint Vitus (pics); play Generation tonight"

Future of The Left's gear lands at Saint Vitus (via Squish 108)

BV-SXSW alums Future of The Left played Europa last night(6/17), burning through material from their current LP The Plot Against Common Sense as well as McClusky favorites like "Lightning Cocksucker Blues". If you missed out then you can catch the Welsh band at one of TWO surprise shows! The first goes down TONIGHT (6/18) at Saint Vitus. The band will be joined by I Hate our Freedom, With Knives and Freshkills. Tickets for that tonight's show are on sale.

The second FOTL show will take place at Generation Records on Tuesday (6/19), will also feature Freshkills, and is free/open to the public.

Last week, FOTL premiered a new video for "I Am the Least of Your Problems" on Rolling Stone. Check it out, along with a list of all dates below...

Continue reading "Future of the Left sticking around NYC for 2 more shows"

Freshkills at #HotelVegan (more by Tim Griffin)

Freshkills have commissioned Blockhead to lay his touches upon "New Folk Songs For New Buildings", a track from their recent LP out now. You can stream it below.

Freshkills are playing this Saturday (5/26) at Grand Victory with The Unstoppable Death Machines, Violent Bullshit, Filthy Savage and DJs Jah Jah (NinjaSonik) and Maxwell 57. Tickets are still available. They'll also be playing the Northside Festival next month, though date and venue are still TBA.

Continue reading "Freshkills playing Grand Victory, got remixed by Blockhead (stream)"

Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Frankie Rose

In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys,  Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.

Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.

Continue reading "more Northside Festival artists announced (Frankie Rose, Grass Widow, Felice Brothers, Buke & Gass, Vår, Gap Dream & more)"

by BBG

Art for Old Man Gloom's No
Old Man GLoom

Old Man Gloom will welcome a new LP NO via Hydra Head this year! The band, who is currently on tour and heading towards a decimation of Brooklyn this coming week, will have copies of the record at the merch table. Unfortunately, those who can't make it to the shows will have to wait until June 16th to snag a copy. Check out a teaser trailer for the release below.

Black metal crew Assymmetry will team with Gravfolluth for a rare show at The Acheron on May 12th. $8 gets you in. The band has two demo releases on Kuunpalvelus, a label run by members of the mighty Circle of Ouroboros, and you can stream some material from them below. May 12th is a busy night, but this is their only US appearance scheduled so far... its a doozy.

Noise and ambient meets powerviolence on Gas Chamber's new 7" The Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare, out now via Nerve Altar. The record is currently streaming in full below and available for purchase via the label. Make sure you catch them when the band hits Chaos in Tejas this year (if you're heading down that way).

Vattnet Viskar and Yellow Eyes will team up for a Broken Limbs showcase at Lit Lounge on May 14th. The band, who seemingly plays Precious Metal monthly, recently released a well-received self-titled EP which available for stream below.

Mark your calendars for May 16th at Home Sweet Home, I'll be DJing alongside Glenn from Cult of Youth and Zach from Freshkills as part of Wierd Wednesdays. The show is part of a Toxic State/Katorga Works event that will feature appearances from Massachusetts' own Cleansing Wave and Brooklyn's Nomad. More details are available on the Facebook event. My involvement aside, it's a hell of a night of punk rock.

More suggested shows and streams are below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Old Man Gloom, Assymmetry, Gas Chamber, Vattnet Viskar & more)"

Generation REcords

Check out what West Village record store Generation Records has going on Saturday, below...

Continue reading "Record Store Day @ Generation Records"

Los Vigilantes

Puerto Rico's Los Vigilantes, a garage punk band with ties to another Puerto Rican band of similar style (guitarist Jota Vigilante has played as a live member of Davila 666 and played on their Tan Bajo LP), are in the US and on the road right now. All remaining dates on their tour, which started before SXSW, are listed below.

Los Vigilantes are in Ohio now and making their way to the NYC-area where they'll make an appearance at WFMU followed by a show at Don Pedro on 4/14. They play the Bell House on 4/15 as part of a show being called "Garage Fest" with Freshkills, White Mystery, Mighty Fine, and Bosco Delrey along with DJs Captain Heartlock, Charly, Drew Redmond, and Jay Space. Tickets for the Bell House are on sale.

All tour dates and a stream of the band's self-titled effort below...

Continue reading "Los Vigilantes touring, playing WFMU & 2 NYC shows (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin; additional pictures by Nate "Igor" Smith

Frankie Rose & band @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, began at noon back on Wednesday, 3/14/2012, on three stages. As "bob dylan wrote propaganda songs" points out:

"...it offered the perfect setting for seeing multiple bands within an intimate setting in a short amount of time. Sure it was a long walk down Sixth Street to get there, and it may not have been the most well kempt venue (I'll be honest, it was a shit-hole), but the three stage set-up provided for prime SXSW day party viewing. I had the pleasure of seeing Chelsea Wolfe, Japandroids, Frankie Rose, Deaf Heaven, and Japandroids all within the span of a couple hours. All of these bands were on my list of bands I wanted to see, and thanks to this venue, I was able to cross more bands off my list than past years"
One of the stages on Wednesday was dedicated to Chicago bands courtesy of BV Chicago, and one was put together by BBG. It was on the latter that we hosted an afternoon set by Deafheaven who created NY Mag's Nitsuh Abebe's favorite moment of SXSW 2012.

Deafheaven @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

Like on Friday and all four days, we served complimentary HobNob Wines all day. On Wednesday we also proudly passed out Brooklyn Brewery beer and Sailor Jerry drinks.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

More pictures from the entire SXSW Wednesday at Hotel Vegan, below....

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 1 pics (Future of the Left, Japandroids, Bear in Heaven, Frankie Rose, Maps & Atlases, Deafheaven, more) "

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by BBG

Freshkills @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

Grant Hart played SXSW and has other upcoming shows scheduled including one in Philadelphia this Tuesday, one at Cake Shop on April 6th, and one in Brooklyn at Union Pool on April 7th alongside NYC's own post-punk crew Freshkills. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale. All dates are listed below.

Freshkills, who played a record release show at Pianos earlier this month, is also coming off of a tour down to SXSW, where they played the BBG stage on Wed (3/14) at Hotel Vegan. Some pictures from their set are in this post.

Grant Hart will (hopefully) be the subject of an upcoming documentary...

With Grant Hart as the only interview subject, EVERY EVERYTHING will tell the story of his life, from his beginnings, through his days in Hüsker Dü, and up to the present. In this feature-length documentary you'll learn his influences, his obsessions, his loves, his passions, his art, his music, and everything in between, leaving no stone unturned. For the first time ever, you'll hear everything about Grant Hart as told by Grant Hart -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Think of it as a rock 'n' roll FOG OF WAR!
The documentary is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter - contribute if you can. Video for the Kickstarter, other dates & the Freshkills pics, below....

Continue reading "Freshkills played Hotel Vegan (pics), playing Union Pool w/ Grant Hart (who may be the subject of new documentary)"

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As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).

We announced Thursday, Friday, and Saturday too. Here is Wednesday: Wednesday at Hotel Vegan (March 14, 2012)

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 PM - Devin
12:45 PM - Big Deal
1:30 PM - Pujol
2:15 PM - We are Augustines
2:50 PM - Sun Araw Band (live) + Matthewdavid (DJ Set)
3:45 PM - Frankie Rose
4:30 PM - Japandroids
5:15 PM - Bear in Heaven

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside) (BBG Stage)
12:10 PM - Freshkills
12:50 PM - White Ring
1:35 PM - The Coathangers
2:20 PM - Razika
3:05 PM - Chelsea Wolfe
3:50 PM - Deafheaven
4:35 PM - Bleached
5:20 PM - Future Of The Left

Stage 3 (Volstead) (BV Chicago stage)
12:00 PM - Minor Characters
12:35 PM - Gypsyblood
01:15 PM - FIELDED
02:00 PM - White Mystery
02:45 PM - Maps & Atlases
03:30 PM - The-Drum
04:15 PM - Flosstradamus
05:00 PM - JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

This is a rare opportunity to see Frankie Rose perform songs from her great new album at SXSW. She made a very last minute decision to come to Austin. Everyone on the third stage is from Chicago! (including The-Drum who is not to be confused with the Drums who we have Thursday.) Come early. Stay all day.

And in addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery (while supplies laset) and HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry

We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.

Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners. And special thanks to Tim Griffin for making our Hotel Vegan flyer.


This just one of four full days at Hotel Vegan. Thursday lineup HERE. Saturday lineup HERE. Friday lineup HERE.

We also have THREE official showcases (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), and a Saturday metal day party at Lovejoys, AND a just-announced bridge show.

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Freshkills - "The Bigger Man" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Freshkills - "Positive Vibes" (MP3)


Freshkills are welcoming another set of slithering gothic post-punk with Raise Up The Sheets, their new LP due on March 13th via Bat Rabies/The End Records. The band looked to Jim Sclavunos (member of Grinderman/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ex-Sonic Youth, The Cramps, etc) to try and contain their live energy and drunken-late-night-sexy and you can hear some of the results in two tracks (""The Bigger Man" and "Positive Vibes") from it above and below. Check out the video for "The Bigger Man" available for the first time below.

The band will celebrate the LP release with a stop at Pianos on March 9th with Kid Savant and Such Hounds (tickets), the first date in a string of shows on the their way to SXSW.

Full set of tour dates are below, along with the video and all streams...

Continue reading "Freshkills prepare to "Raise Up The Sheets", schedule shows (dates, video premiere & MP3s)"

words by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Give - "Boots of Faith" (MP3)

Airfix Kits
Airfix Kits

San Francisco bands Airfix Kits and Young Offenders are swinging through NYC to play a pair of shows this weekend, hitting Union Pool tonight (11/4, not at Bruar Falls anymore, due to its recent closing) for a show with Freshkills & Only The Messengers and another show at Acheron on Saturday (11/5) with Rival Mob, Give and Hoax. The shows are the band's only East Coast appearances. Between both dates you'll be able to see bands that are both of the hardcore persuation (Acheron) and something that leans more punk/post-punk (Union Pool). More show details are below.

Both Hoax and Give are preparing releases with Painkiller Records, though details on both are still to be announced. In the meantime, check out some live video and song streams below, including a recent video for Freshkills' "The Wolves That Raised You" and some unreleased tracks...

Continue reading "Airfix Kits & Young Offenders in NYC, playing shows with Freshkills & Rival Mob this weekend"

by BBG

Bloody Panda at Knitting Factory in May (more by Greg Cristman)
Bloody Panda

A reminder: Bloody Panda and French doom band Monarch! will kill Cake Shop dead tonight (11/12) with an assist from the fantabulous Tinsel Teeth. They'll do it again Saturday at Union Pool, but with Evoken instead of Tinsel Teeth. Both shows are brought to you by BrooklynVegan and Haunting The Chapel. Look for the great Rob Shaffer (of Dark Castle fame) behind the kit for Monarch!

If you can't make it to see Evoken, the band is playing Sunday (11/14) at Bowery Electric with Batillus, Man's Gin, and Moth Eater and Maegashira. Tickets are on sale. Evoken will also team up with Goreaphobia, Mutant Supremacy, Hessian, and Pilgrim to play Brooklyn Fire Proof on Dec 4th.

If you aren't into glacially placed riffs and thundering drums, this weekend has other choices in store for you.

Tonight (11/12), Neon Blud will team up with The Men, Pollution, and The Marsh Hens at Death By Audio. Saturday, Neon Blud will be at Brooklyn Brew House with White Suns, Pygmy Shrews, and Remnants. Full Neon Blud tour sked is below.

Acheron will host The Brought Low, Pigs, and Freshkills on 11/13 (Saturday) as part of a celebration for Coextinction Records, a new label brought to you by some of the twisted minds behind Unsane. Coextinction Records already as a few interesting records up their sleeve, including a new EP from Unsane, and releases from Goes Cube, Shrinebuilder (!), Pigs, Julie Christmas, and Freshkills. Stream some of those new tracks now.

Did you miss Sweden's Mob 47 at Europa on Wednesday night? Catch them at an incredible show at 538 Johnson on Saturday night (11/13) with Punch, Loma Prieta, Vaccine, Death First, and Passive Aggressor. As previously mentioned, Punch, Loma Prieta, Vaccine, and Death First will all play ABC No Rio that afternoon.

More of my picks for the shows of the week, as well as some video is below...

Continue reading "Evillive (upcoming heavy shows & tours) (Neon Blud & more)"

Tren BrothersTren Brothers

Catch Australia's Mick Turner & Jim White (2/3 of The Dirty Three) as the Tren Brothers this Saturday afternoon (today, 5/8) at Sound Fix Records. The free Brooklyn in-store kicks off at 2pm.

Catch Mick Turner & Jim White as the reunited Venom P Stinger on Wednesday May 12th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn...

:: VENOM P STINGER -- legendary Melbourne punk band, Mick Turner & Jim White of the Dirty Three
:::: Fresh Kills
:: dj Brian Turner from WFMU
20 Meadow St btwn Waterbury St & Bogart St | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Grand, G-Metropolitan | 8pm | all ages | $8
| MYSPACE |- http://myspace.com/sheastadiumbk
"VENOM P STINGER were born out of the mid eighties post Birthday Party Melbourne music scene, the original members had come from bands Sick Things, Fungus Brains, People with chairs up their noses, Moodists, Beach Nuts, Orchestra skin and bone to name a few. They played from 1985 until the early nineties. Members included Jim White (drums), Mick Turner (guitar) both later of Dirty Three, and Dugald McKenzie (vocals, sadly departed) and Alan Secher-Jensen (bass). the music a kind of intense slight jazz inflicted punk, brought back to life here with Tim Evans (Bird Blobs) on vocal and Shahzad Ismaily on bass." - All Tomorrow's Parties
Catch Vemon P Stinger on Saturday, May 15th at the Pavement-curated ATP Festival (happening in England - the reason they got back together). Check out some videos below...

Continue reading "Mick Turner & Jim White (as The Tren Brothers & then Venom P Stinger) playing shows TODAY & later (dates) "

by BBG

Blank Dogs at South Street Seaport (more by Chris LaPutt)
Blank Dogs

Pendu presents: NY EYE & EAR FEST III
...a massive Annual Music and Arts Fete showcasing some of the most exciting bands, artists, and filmmakers currently living and working here in NYC. In addition, NYE&E assembles a Record Fair featuring NYC-based Record Labels and Vendors selling LPs, CDs, 7?'s, cassettes, lathes, comics, zines, stickers, and art prints. NYE&E exists to facilitate the introduction of new artists placing them side-by-side with the more well-known like an eclectic living mixtape of sound and vision. This is a festival for discovery - discover new bands + discover new art + buy new records + meet new people...

The title of the fest is inspired from the 1964 NY Eye & Ear Control soundtrack by Albert Ayler as well as the all-too-familiar signs seen daily in the subway tunnels by riders of the L-train of the infamous NY Eye & Ear Infirmary.

2009's NY Eye & Ear Fest happened in July of last year and featured performances from Magik Markers, Liturgy, Drunkdriver, Child Abuse, and tons of others. This year, the fest will spread over two days (May 22-23) at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and will feature appearances from Blank Dogs (one of two NYC shows in May, the second being May 12th at 131 Chrystie St.), Liturgy, Twin Stumps, Effi Briest, and others on the first day, with Xeno & Oaklander, Figure Study, Naam, Freshkills, Effing, and others rounding out day two. Full lineup by day is below. Get your tickets for day one or day two or both. Stream songs from every band on the bill at the Eye & Ear site.

Show flyer, full lineup and some vids are below.

Continue reading "NY EYE & EAR FEST III is coming to Brooklyn (lineup, tickets)"

Mission of Burma

What was once an inconceivable notion - that Mission of Burma, one of Boston's most influential if short-lived punk bands, would someday return to the stage for a celebrated second act - has, amazingly, become a regular, if not exactly routine, occurrence.

Since reuniting in 2002 (with Bob Weston replacing sound effects/tape loop guru Martin Swope), Burma has been back longer than its original '79-'83 slash-and-burn across the sky lasted. The band has released three albums during this span - two more than the old Burma managed before flaming out after guitarist Roger Miller developed tinnitus due to the outfit's fearsomely loud shows. [Boston.com]

Mission of Burma released a new album in October which wasn't long before I last saw the band play live. They played Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 8th. Never-before posted pics from that great show are in this post.

My next chance to see Mission of Burma is at Bowery Ballroom tonight/Friday (with Freshkills), and then again at the same venue on Saturday (with The Dig). Both NYC shows are still on sale.

The two NYC shows were preceeded by two in Boston, one of which is reviewed at the Boston Globe link above. Their next scheduled shows are scattered through February, April and May. Those dates along with the video for their new song "1, 2, 3, Partyy", a video interview they gave to Dirty Laundry, and more pictures from FFF Fest, below...

Continue reading "Mission of Burma are here - 2010 tour dates & FFF Fest pics"

DOWNLOAD: Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea (MP3)

Future of the Left in Halloween costumes

Freshkills and Dinowalrus open for Future of the Left at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (10/30). Tickets are still available to the show, and I have one pair to giveaway. Details on how to win them with all FotL tour dates, and a video they recorded for Fuel, below...

Continue reading "Future of the Left - updated tour dates (Brooklyn tonight)"

Trail of Dead

As the Jewish faithful begin the Rosh Hashanah holy days or Jewish New Year Friday at sunset, they will be saying special prayers and lighting special candles.

Beginning Saturday or Sunday, depending on the congregation, the sounding of the shofar - a trumpet made from a ram's horn - will begin. The ritual is symbolic of what the High Holy Days are about: a call for introspection, forgiveness and changing one's course in life, said Rabbi Charles A. Klein of the Merrick Jewish Centre.

It "asks us to wake up, to take a serious look at our lives," he said, "and not just to sleep away our lives." [Newsday]

Usher in the Jewish year 5770 this weekend with Trail of Dead and the Secret Machines. The two bands are on tour together and will play post-sundown shows tonight (9/18) at Webster Hall with Midnight Masses, and Saturday (9/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Freshkills and Sleigh Bells. Neither is sold out at the moment.

Saturday night there is an afterparty at Beauty Bar in Brooklyn.

Actual Roch Hashanah event listed in This Week In Indie.

by Andrew Frisicano

Ear and Eye Festival

NY EYE & EAR FEST II - JULY 9 - 12, 2009!
Knitting Factory & 92Y Tribeca in Manhattan & Death By Audio in Brooklyn
Pendu presents: NY Eye & Ear Fest II ... a massive 4-day New Music and Arts Fete showcasing some of the most exciting bands, artists, and filmmakers currently living and working here in NYC. In addition, NYE&E assembles a Record Fair featuring NYC-based Record Labels and Vendors selling LPs, CDs, 7''s, cassettes, lathes, comics, zines, stickers, and art prints.
The fest is a part II to the December event of the same name. The Fest's four days of music kick off at the Knitting Factory on July 9th. The bands there include Grooms, Liturgy and Love Like Deloreans (to name a few) with headliners Nymph and Neg-Fi. The fest returns to the Knit on Friday, July 10th, for a show with Magik Markers, Child Abuse and more. In addition to the venue's two floors of music, its already-creepy basement will be turned into a "Video Art Installation and a 7-hour Continuous Drone Room."

The Fest then switches to the 92YTribeca on Saturday for a concert and a free record fair. Also at 92Y will be a program called "Women of NYCinema," with films and music from Sarah Lipstate (aka Noveller), Liz Wendelbo, Rachel Blackwell and Dirty Churches. The vendors range from big names like Matador Records to the recently featured Journal of Popular Noise to notable jazz label ESP-Disk.

The fest's final, fourth day moves to Brooklyn for a closing party at Death by Audio. That lineup includes Murdertronics, Team Robespierre, Talibam!, Total Abuse and Drunkdriver.

Tickets for Thursday, Friday, and a variety of Saturday packages are available.

Separate from the festival, on Thursday, July 9th the 92YTribeca will screen filmmaker Brendan Toller's I Need That Record, a documentary about the problems facing record stores around the country. It will be the NYC premiere of the movie that was getting some attention already all the back on Record Store Day 2008. The movie includes interviews with Thurston Moore, Ian Mackaye, Mike Watt, Chris Frantz and more. Toller will be on hand for the showing. Tickets are on sale.

More details on the film (with video trailer) and the Ear and Eye Festival, below...

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photos by Natasha Ryan

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeahs Yeahs scheduled a secret show on short notice on Easter (4/12). People didn't know about it. People weren't sure if they'd be able to get in. And people were out of town or with relatives that night. That's probably why the line wasn't too nuts. It didn't even get crowded until halfway through opener Freshkills' set. Yeah Yeah Yeahs went on at 11...

"The show was easier to get into than anyone thought. As I noted several times above, there were tickets at the door. Called the santos line that morning, not the prerecorded message, but the direct line and they confirmed it. I got there around 5:30 and waited in line in the cold. If I got there at 7:00, it would have been fine. It was pretty secret for a secret show." [Ashok]
The 13-song setlist included "Zero" and "Maps" (the two songs they played on Saturday Night Live the night before), and "Human Fly" - a Cramps cover (probably in tribute to Lux Interior - RIP). Look for video of the show to surface later. Full setlist below.

Yeah Yeahs Yeahs' next proper show (that we know about) will happen at Coachella on April 19th (the Santos show was probably a warm-up for that). Before that, the band's media blitz continues will appearances on both The Late Show with David Letterman (April 14) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (April 15). More pictures from Santos below...

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