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Friends @ BV-CMJ @ Public Aseembly

Much like Dive (who they have played with), Brooklyn band Friends, who recently hit Mercury Lounge with Ganglians, aren't ones to make themselves rare around here and that will be proven four times in the next week. Catch them at Glasslands tonight (12/8) with Zambri, Royal Baths, Doldrums, Xray Eyeballs (that's some lineup), and then opening for Oh Land at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (12/11), at 285 Kent with !!! that same night, and then again with Oh Land at Bowery Ballroom on Monday. And then that's it for them (for now) until they tour Europe in February.

Friends were one of the many bands who played a BrooklynVegan CMJ day party at Public Assembly in October. Here are some pictures from that show. More of them below...

Continue reading "Friends dates & live pics ----- big party @ Glasslands tonight"

photos by Bryan Bruchman

new Friends @ Mercury Lounge

Advance tickets are now available for the previously discussed !!! show at 285 Kent Ave on 12/11, a Showpaper benefit also featuring an appearance from Friends and a DJ set from MNDR. Tickets are also available in person at Other Music and Co-op 87. In addition, tickets are still available for the previously discussed 12/12 Maxwell's date.

Friends recently played Mercury Lounge on 11/19 with Ganglians as part of the pair's dates together. The remainder of their tour schedule and more pictures from Mercury Lounge are below...

Continue reading "Friends played Merc w/ Ganglians (pics), playing 285 Kent w/ !!! (tickets now on sale)"


STAGE 1 (front room)
12:00 Street Chant
01:00 Memoryhouse
01:45 Purity Ring
02:30 Friends
03:15 Peelander-Z
04:00 Vockah Redu (New Oreleans bounce)
05:00 Idle Warship

STAGE 2 (back room)
12:00 We Barbarians
12:40 Polica
01:25 We are Augustines
02:10 The Stepkids
03:00 Born Gold
03:40 Electric Guest
04:30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
05:15 Fidlar

Finally! Here is the lineup to our 100% free not-CMJ day party happening at Public Assembly on Saturday (10/22), one day after our free Friday day party in the same place!

This Saturday show is going to be non-stop action starting right at noon with New Zealand's Street Chant on the main stage (and We Barbarians in the other room). I'm excited for everyone, but the over the top antics of both Peelander-Z (after the dance pop party that is Brooklyn's Friends) and bounce artist Vockah Redu (who will warm up the crowd for Idle Warship) should make for a very memorable afternoon in more ways than one.

In addition to free music, here are some more reasons to stop by Saturday. We will have FREE SNACKS courtesy of popchips and Raw Revolution and FREE DRINKS courtesy of Sailor Jerry and our official CMJ wine partner HobNob Wines. Check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads and go to Sailor Jerry's website to read more about all of their CMJ events.

We'll also have FREE BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 25 people in the door (not many of these exist - we sold them for charity at CMJ last year).

As mentioned in our Thursday Day Party announcement, we've also partnered with Spotify who are offering 48 hour free Premium trials (playlist for this party coming soon) and Sony Bloggie (stay tuned for our post-CMJ video series) for all BV CMJ/not-CMJ events including this one.

Thanks to Zach Jaeger (Tonally Dude) for the flyer you see above.

See you Saturday!

DOWNLOAD: Dive - "Sometime" (MP3)

photos by Erez Avissar


Last Friday (10/7) at 285 Kent saw the busy-body Brooklyn band Dive support Friends with Night Manager, Heaven's Gate, Kevinz Gate and DJ Cassie Ramone. If you missed the show, check out a live audio stream of Friends and Dive below and check out the pictures from the show in this post.

Dive recently posted a new track from their debut 7", the flip of the previously released "Sometime". Stream "Corvalis" below.

Dive will join with member Cole Smith's other project, Beach Fossils, for a show at 285 Kent TONIGHT (10/14) when they team with MINKS and Heavenly Beat. $10 gets you into this all ages jam.

Tonight (10/14) will see Cassie Romone at Music Hall of Williamsburg as a member of The Babies. They open for Yuck and Porcelain Raft. Monday (10/17) The Babies play at Bruar Falls with White Fence and three more bands TBA. $8 gets you into this 21+ event.

Audio streams from the show, the song stream of "Corvalis" and more pictures from 285 Kent are below.

Continue reading "Dive played 285 Kent w/ Friends, Heaven's Gate & more (pics), do again tonight w/ Beach Fossils, MINKS & more"

Jens Lekman @ the Green Building in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jens Lekman

today in NYC
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* The Crooked Trio @ Barbes
* Ollabelle @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rimar, Test House @ Union Pool
* Talib Kweli (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Zozo Afrobeat, Edoheart @ Zebulon
* Melvin Seals & JGB @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Natalie Merchant @ Highline Ballroom
* PS I Love You, Suuns @ Mercury Lounge
* Deadmau5, Excision @ Roseland Ballroom
* Mungo's Hi-Fi, MC Soom T @ Dominion
* The Mekons, Chris Mills @ The Bell House
* Twin Shadow, Diamond Rings @ Webster Hall
* Telebossa, Yximalloo @ Issue Project Room
* NOFX, Anti-Flag, Old Man Markley @ Irving Plaza
* Rifle Recoil, Werewitch, Anxieteam @ The Gutter
* The Pietasters, The Skels, Icewagon Flu @ Maxwell's
* Little Gold, Country Mice, Grand Rapids @ Cake Shop
* Robbers On High Street, The Wild Deer @ Mercury Lounge
* Earthride, When The Deadbolt Strikes, Archon @ Acheron
* Jens Lekman, Geoffrey O'Connor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Deceased, Bitchslicer, Hellcannon, Possessor @ Saint Vitus
* Teenage Angst (Nirvana Tribute) @ Mercury Lounge (free & late)
* Still Flyin', Dinosaur Feathers, Sundress, The Gytters @ Glasslands
* GDFX, Olneyville Soundsystem, Koonda Holaa, Blizzardo @ Death By Audio
* Friends, Dive, Night Manager, Heaven's Gate, Kevinz Gate @ 285 Kent Ave
* Moon Bounce, Love Connection, Conversion Party, Loyal Divide, Last Tide @ Pianos
* Paper Fleet, Borrowed Beams of Light, No Fun, Moonmen On The Moon, Man @ Bruar Falls
* D. Charles Speer, Dustin Wong, Jovontaes, Pygmy Shrews, In Buenos Aires @ Shea Stadium
* Kallathon, Volahn, Arizmenda,The Haunting Presence and Raspberry Bulbs @ the Charleston

Yes, the lineup for tonight's Black Twilight Circle show at The Charleston has changed again, this time swapping out Shataan for Kallathon (who also played on Monday). The crew visited WFMU last night for a live set featuring SEVEN of their bands.

Despite what "This Week in Indie" originally listed, Ladytron is actually Saturday at Terminal 5.

This Week in Indie doesn't have many shows previews for tonight, but note that it does mention tonight's 285 Kent show in the Thursday section.

Friends, who also just announced a Mercury Lounge show with Ganglians (that goes on sale at noon today), plays that 285 Kent show.

Those Darlins got all dressed up and made a new video for "Screws Get Loose". Watch below...

What else?

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Ted Leo @ SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ted Leo

A "Music Summit" is being held at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn tonight (10/5). As you can see on the flyer below, there will be a panel discussion with various music industry peeps and a musical performance by both Ted Leo (solo) and the band Friends. Admission is free with RSVP.

Speaking of Friends, they're also about to announce a tour with Ganglians that includes a Mercury Lounge show on November 19. Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale today at noon (10/5). General sale begins Friday. Full tour TBA.

Ted Leo will also be a special guest at a comedy show at the Bell House later this month.

Unfortunately our Rock Shop show that Ted was supposed to play during Hurricane Irene is not being rescheduled due to the artists' busy schedules. You should be getting a refund for that if you haven't already.

Continue reading "Ted Leo playing free 'Music Summit' @ KF tonight w/ Friends (who are going on tour with Ganglians)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

JEFF the Brotherhood / Friends (the band is called Friends)
Jeff The Brotherhood

A set of pictures from Sunday's free show continues below...

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood, Kingdom & Friends played Rockaway Beach (pics)"

Kingdom @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Zach Dilgard)

Speaking of Nguzunguzu, they played a show last month at New Museum with Kingdom, whose label their most recent EP was released on. Kingdom has shows coming up too including two in NYC. He plays a TURBOTAX hosted party on Friday, July 22 at The Cove with Distal, Shigeto, and others. On July 31 he plays a free RCRD LBL Rock-A-Way Summer party at Rockaway Beach with JEFF the Brotherhood and (the band named) Friends (RSVP required). Fliers for both NYC shows are below.

JEFF the Brotherood returns to NYC in August as part of their tour with Pentagram.

Kingdom recently revealed the track "Take Me" which will be released on July 26 via Fool's Gold as a single b/w "If You Buck." Naomi Allen of Electrik Red contributed vocals to the track. Listen to it at Pitchfork.

Friends, who are on the Rockaway Beach bill, recently made a video for their track "Friend Crush" off the 7" single that you can download/stream on their bandcamp. They also play NYC the night before the Rockaway Beach party on July 30 at Glasslands with Sonny & the Sunsets, The Sandwitches, and Carnivores. Tickets are still on sale. The show is the last of a Sonny & the Sunsets/The Sandwitches' tour which also hits Mercury Lounge the night before (7/29). Tickets for the Mercury show are still on sale too.

All tour dates, fliers & stuff below...

Continue reading "Kingdom releasing a single, playing free show w/ JEFF the Brotherhood & other dates"

by BBG

Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras

New York's Bush Tetras had a no wave link, via guitarist Pat Place's association with James Chance, but the band's sound was neither frantic nor disjointed enough to be properly categorized with those bands. They played scrappy post-punk, with fellow Americans Pylon and Konk and Brits Delta 5 and Au Pairs as close contemporaries. If there's any one song the Bush Tetras are known for, it's 1980's "Too Many Creeps" -- the band's most representative song and also the catchiest, made by the kind of jagged rhythms, slicing guitars, and sniping vocals that were used throughout their short lifespan. -[Allmusic]
One listen to "Too Many Creeps" (which was recently reiussed on wax) and it becomes evident how many bands followed in the footsteps of this NYC band who originally called it quits in 1983. Since that initial break, Cynthia Sley has stayed fairly active while the Bush Tetras have reunited on and off, most recently playing at Le Poisson Rouge and The Kitchen in NYC. The reunion continues TONIGHT (6/24) in a very different space, 285 Kent Ave, as the band will team up with Friends, Coathangers, and Religious to Damn for a show that kicks off at 8PM ($10). Yes, Bush Tetras are that "special guests TBA" last time we mentioned this show.

Tonight's date at 285 Kent is one of two NYC shows for the touring Coathangers, who also play Cake Shop Saturday (6/25) with Teen Witch and The Nec. Teen Witch also recently played Death By Audio with Heavy Cream.

285 Kent holds a different and equally compelling show Saturday: Fucked Up, Jeff The Brotherhood, & Iceage.

Bush Tetras recently popped in to WFMU to play a set. Stream it.

Check out some video and show details below.

Continue reading "The Coathangers are here, Bush Tetras tonight"

Dinosaur Feathers at Pier 54 in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Dinosaur Feathers

The annual Open Air Street Fair outside Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (on Crosby Street in Manhattan) is taking place Sunday, June 5. The free event starts at 10 AM and is open to all ages. This year's lineup features performances by Darlings, Dinosaur Feathers, Friends, Grand Rapids, and The Woes Like, Mountains (who have replaced the Woes) . The event also includes beer and barbecue, books, movies, CDs, and records on sale for $1 or less, and clothes and accessories. 100% of the profits go to Housing Works which provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

This is one of several Dinosaur Feathers shows throughout June and July. They also play Silent Barn on June 11 with Shark? and Gross Relations. More Dinosaur Feathers dates and details on the Housing Works day, below.

Continue reading "Housing Works Open Air Street Fair Sunday, and other Dinosaur Feathers dates"

photos by Andrew St. Clair, additional Friends photos by Sharese Frederick


Peelander-Z brightened up The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday, 5/6, with a set of their effervescent pop-punk alongside Friends & Hard Nips. Pictures from the NYC show adorn this post.

Peelander-Z's next officially scheduled rendez-vous in the NYC area will be part of Vans Warped Tour 2011. They'll play all festival dates from 7/20-2/29 including Nassau Coliseum on 7/23 (tickets) and Monmouth Park Raceway in Oceanport, NJ on 7/24 (tickets).

And though Peelander-Z have no proper NYC dates on the calendar, they did announce another special event at the Studio. As you can see in the pictures above, "Sister of Peelander" Peewonder-Z... well, exist, and you can catch them at Death By Audio on June 9th with Peelander-Z side project Black Cherry (comprised of Green and Red) and DJ Yellow. What are Peewonder-Z? We think they may have said they are a Peelander-Z cover band. Stay tuned for more details or just show up to DbA on 6/9 to find out. Update: Facebook invite created.

Hard Nips and Friends both have NYC shows coming up soon, and both at 285 Kent. Friends play with Dan Deacon on May 21st. Hard Nips play with Quintron & Miss Pussycat on May 28th.

More pictures and a video from The Studio are below.

Continue reading "Peelander-Z played The Studio w/ Hard Nips & Friends (pics), Peewonder-Z playing DBA w/ Black Cherry"

Peelander-Z at The Studio in January (more by Leia Jospe)

Welcome home Peelander-Z! The NYC band is finally home after an extended tour with Anamanaguchi that kicked off at SXSW and ended on April 30th. And though the tour is over, the band is ALREADY back out on the road, playing Newark, Delaware tonight and a hometown show back at The Studio at Webster Hall Saturday (5/7) with Hard Nips and Friends. Tickets for that one are still available (and, update: we're giving away a pair on Facebook).

Anamanaguchi has a new NYC show on their calendar too, which they say "is gonna be AWESOME. we're gonna have: JAMS // VISUALS // STROBES // UNICORNBROS DOING SECURITY // FURBIES // RAINBOWS // W33D420 // OK." Bowery Presents may have to give some of their staff a night off to make way for those UNICORNBROS, because Anamanaguchi are talking about a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/22. Tickets are on sale.

You don't need to wait that link to see Anamanaguchi though. The band will play day one of this year's Blip Festival, the annual three day festival in celebration of "low-bit video games and home computers". This year's fest takes place at Manhattan's Eyebeam (540 West 21st Street) from May 19-21. Tickets are on sale with 3-day and 1-day options available. The full lineup is listed below. It includes Tristan Perich, Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, Starscream and many more.

Anamanaguchi, Starscream and Peelander-Z played a show together at the Studio at Webster Hall back in January. Check out the pics.

Hard Nips, who play with Peelander on Saturday, are also scheduled to support Quintron & Miss Pussycat with Super Nice Bros and X-ray Eyeballs on May 28th at 285 Kent. Friends, who also play with Peelander Saturday, play 285 Kent soon too, with Dan Deacon.

All tour dates, the Blip lineup and some videos below.

Continue reading "Blip Festival coming, Anamanguchi announce shows, Peelander-Z play one this weekend (dates)"

Dan Deacon @ Merkin Concert Hall (more by David Andrako)
Dan Deacon

The Vivian Girls show at 285 Kent takes place four days before the space hosts green-skull-wielder Dan Deacon, who'll join Moss of Aura, Janka Nabay, and Friends (the band called "Friends"). Advance tickets for the May 21st show at 285 Kent Ave are on sale at Desert Island Books (Metropolitan Ave @ Union Ave).

The Brooklyn show is part of a three-night NYC run for Deacon who is also playing the next edition of One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History on May 20th. Tickets are on sale.

May 22nd is when Dan plays Butthole Surfers covers at Bowery Ballroom as part of the sold out This Band Could Be Your Life concert.

Dan Deacon is also on board for the previously-mentioned B.O.M.B. Fest in Hartford, CT on 5/28, with Weezer, Snoop Dogg, New Pornographers, Dum Dum Girls and others.

Speaking of Janka Nabay, he'll also join The Bubu Gang for a show at Rock Shop on July 1. Tickets are on sale.

All Dan Deacon tour dates, more details on those 285 Kent show, and a new video for "Surprise Stefani," below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon playing the Museum of Natural History, 285 Kent, Bowery Ballroom & B.O.M.B. Fest "

DOWNLOAD: Dominique Young Unique - Hot Girl (Delicate Steve treatment) (MP3)

Delicate Steve

The above MP3 speaks for itself. Delicate Steve is on tour now with Maps & Atlases. Together they play Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (4/19) with Gypsyblood. Tickets will be available at the door if you're looking for last minute plans.

Tickets are now on sale for the show Dominique Young Unique is playing at Mercury Lounge on May 4th, and now that show has an opener (Prussia).

And speaking of Doms and Bowery Ballroom, Dom plays Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday (4/20) with Fergus and Geronimo, Friends, and Total Slacker. Tickets are still available and I have a pair you can win (details below). It's Dom's only upcoming show at the moment.

All Delicate Steve and Maps & Atlases tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Delicate Steve remixed Dominique Young Unique (MP3), on tour w/ Maps & Atlases, play Bowery tonight (Dom play there tomorrow)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Oh Land

Tickets are still available for TONIGHT's OMD show at Terminal 5 (3/8). If you go, make sure and get there early to catch Oh Land who is supporting the band on their first jaunt to the U.S. in a quarter century.

She makes it all the way to SXSW with them where, among other things, she'll be playing the BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal day party in Austin at Barbarella/Swan Dive on March 19th. Details on that show are forthcoming.

Tonight's show is Oh Land's second NYC date in a week. She played Popshop at Tammany Hall on 3/3 with Iconapop and Friends. More pictures and the setlist from that show are below...

Continue reading "Oh Land played Tammany Hall, now on tour w/ OMD --------- (pics & dates including Terminal 5 tonight)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

DOWNLOAD: Darwin Deez - Where's the Chocolate (from Wonky Beats mixtape) (MP3)

Darwin Deez

NY Press: How in the hell were you big in the U.K. before here?

Darwin Deez: It was big there first because we had professionals working on it. We didn't have that here, because we were holding out for somebody decent. No labels came around that we liked. We were just waiting until now to do it, and we're doing it with the same people that were overseeing the release elsewhere in the world. It just needs to be done. We're all more available to focus on the American side of things now...

NY Press You also recently released a rap mix tape using only samples from Willy Wonka. You totally pulled a reverse Lil Wayne by going from pop to hip-hop.

Darwin Deez: I'm exactly that--a reverse Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne's rock album is shitty. My rap album is probably shitty.

Grab that mix tape HERE. Sample the chocolate with the MP3 above.

And now, armed with his debut album full of pop hits (out in the USA TODAY), Darwin Deez is on his way to doing very well in his native country too, and especially his home of NYC. His show at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night with Ava Luna & Friends was sold out. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.

Friends release their debut 7", called Friend Crush, in March via the same label (Lucky Number) that Darwin is signed to. You can stream the whole thing now below.

Darwin is about to kick off a European tour that ends before SXSW where he'll be playing at least two shows - one of which is a BrooklynVegan day party (stay tuned for more details). All Darwin dates, audio, video, and more pictures from Bowery Ballroom, are below...

Continue reading "Darwin Deez played Bowery Ballroom, released a Wonky mixtape, AND AN ALBUM (pics, MP3, more dates & stuff)"