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photo: Sylvan Esso at Terminal 5 in January (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Sylvan Esso

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

Gigawatts Festival @ The Wick, The Well & Out Wicked Lady
Brooklyn zine 1.21 Gigawatts has really upped its game on its annual festival this year, with three nights at connected venues The Wick, The Well and, down the street, Our Wicked Lady, featuring seriously stacked bills. Saturday's action starts at 1 PM and features Anamanaguchi, Miniature Tigers, Ava Luna, Potty Mouth, Pile, Jack and Eliza, Fort Lean, The Mystery Lights, Honduras, Quarterbacks, Maxo, Slonk Donkerson, Future Punx, Motion Studies, Mannequin Pussy, SHAPES, The Bottom Dollars, EULA, Forever Lesbians, Shark?, The Gradients, Sofa Club, Larry and The Babes, Jangula, Piers, Warm the Duke, Retail, Bugs in the Dark, Hound Basket, and Whiskey Bitches.

Sylvan Esso, Porches @ Prospect Park
Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso bring a lot more charm and charisma than you might expect from a group that doesn't have a drummer. This is their biggest headlining show in NYC to date. Rising band Porches open. Free.

Titus Andronicus @ Shea Stadium
TItus Andronicus' ambitious new 29-song rock opera takes them through a ton of different sounds, all while keeping the aesthetic of raw garage punk band. Night 2 of their sold-out five-night run at Shea Stadium.

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Degreaser, Art Gray Noizz Quintet @ Union Pool
Kid Congo Powers has played in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, which is an impressive enough CV to just rest on your laurels, but he's still making cool new music. They headline today's free "Summer Thunder" show. This should be a good one. Starts at 2 PM.

Baauer, Skepta, DJ Slimzee, Tory Lanez, Sicko Mobb, Dark0, Joey LaBeija @ MoMA PS 1
Warm Up continues with the guy who made "Harlem Shake," UK grime staple Skepta, rap weirdos Sicko Mobb and more.

Taso, Sicko Mobb, Ricky Eat Acid, Tripletrain @ Palisades
After Warm Up, keep the party going with Sicko Mobb, who head to Palisades for a late show.

Memory Tapes, Computer Magic, School Dance @ Baby's All Right
It's been a couple years since chillwave survivor Memory Tapes has released a new album. We got a couple new tracks earlier this year but to find out what might be next, catch him live tonight.

Plastic Pinks, Tall Juan, Cara Bella (DJ) and Selector F YEs (DJ) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Miami's glammy garage rockers Plastic Pinks headline this show that's being presented by the party-forward folks at Burger Records. Things could get crazy.

Woodsman, Tonstartssbandht, Jovontaes, Herbcraft @ Palisades
Brooklyn-via-Denver blissful droners Woodsman are about to start work on their fourth album that should be out in early 2016. Until then, catch them tonight as part of this experimental-leaning bill.

Bombino, Young Fathers, Fantastic Negrito @ Central Park SummerStage
African guitarist Bombino has worldwide acclaim, and probably owes some of his U.S. rock fan crossover to his 2013 album on Nonesuch, Nomad, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Opening is hyped Scottish alt-rap group Young Fathers and blues singer Fanastic Negrito. This is a free day show, going from 2-7 PM.

Main Attrakionz @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
Main Attrakionz came from the buzzy cloud rap movement of the early '10s, and though that buzz died, they continue to make quality music. This is a free in-store in support oft heir new album, 808s & Dark Grapes III.

Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Mr. T Experience @ Webster Hall
Screeching Weasel have a new lineup and a new album on Todd Congelliere's Recess Records, which basically sounds like a Screeching Weasel. (For a band like them, that's a good thing.) Tonight's show is good all around with the bands old pals and fellow Ramones devotees The Queers and The Mr. T Experience.

Aye Nako, In School, Vagabon, Palehound @ Silent Barn
This is a good bill all around of local-ish punk and indie rock, and it doubles as the release party for Aye Nako's new EP on Don Giovanni.

'Going Off Track' w/ Blake Schwarzenbach, Vanessa Bayer, Eddie Stern, Christopher Norris @ Union Hall
The 'Going Off Track' podcast -- with United Nations member and music writer Jonay Bayer, Steven's Untitled Rock Show's Steven Smith & Mike Cangemi, and The Goops' Brad Worrell -- tapes today. This one includes punk veteran Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil), Jonah's sister Vanessa (SNL, 'Sound Advice') and more.

Captain We're Sinking, Somos, The Holy Mess, Sunk, Arson Welles @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Riis Park Beach Bazaar hosts free daytime shows on Rockaway Beach, and today they've got a mostly punk lineup. We especially recommend catching Somos, who add a bit of Pacific Northwest-style indie to their sound.

Beach Slang, Hurry @ Asbury Lanes
Beach Slang's album is finally done being recorded, and while we wait for it to come out, they're doing a long weekend of shows. Tomorrow they're in NYC, but this one's close by and with solid indie rockers Hurry.

Big Blood, Human Adult Band, Picastro @ WFMU Monty Hall
Big Blood have been making truly eccentric psychedelic folk for almost a decade. This year they released two albums, Double Days I & II, which feature covers of Black Sabbath, The Cure and "Wild Mountain Thyme" arranged in unique ways to fit right in with the 16 originals.

The Flag, Courtship Ritual, GDFX, Parlor Walls @ Union Pool
Ted McGrath, formerly of Antimagic and These Are Powers, currently makes music under the name The Flag. His new album, Heat Waves, just came out and tonight's the release party. Check out the video for "To Wear the Vest of Wealth" below. Also worth catching are duo Courtship Ritual who make slinky, sultry post-punk.

Leon Bridges @ Surf Lodge
Texan Leon Bridges looks and sounds like he stepped out of 1962, and his take on vintage soul and R&B has become massively popular. If you're out in Montauk this weekend, here's a chance to see him at a venue smaller than he'll likely play any time soon. And it's free.

Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla @ PNC Bank Arts Center
If you dig hair metal at all, few bands had more hits than Def Leppard (Hysteria had seven singles alone). Tesla being part of this tour makes sense, but Styx?

Sinmara, Lluvia, Predatory Light, Slidhr, Aureole, Vilkacis @ Saint Vitus
It's the final day of Brooklyn metal festival Dissociative Visions, with Sinmara, Lluvia, Predatory Light, Slidhr, Aureole, and Vilkacis.

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

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Continue reading "What's going on Saturday? (Sylvan Esso, Titus Andronicus, Gigawatts Fest, Memory Tapes, Main Attrakionz, more)"

by Andrew Sacher


As you may know, Eartheater is the solo project of Alexandra Drewchin, who sings in Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's band Guardian Alien. She just put out her newest album, Metalepsis, this week on Hausu Mountain, and it's an out-there psychedelic record but still more digestible than the abrasive Guardian Alien. It's diverse too. Some parts are ambient pop, others are drone folk. Sometimes electronics lead the way, but other times it's stabbing guitar and other times it's lush strings. You can listen to the full thing below and purchase it at Bandcamp for $4.20.

Eartheater celebrates the new album with a release show tonight (2/26) at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn. Extreme Animals, Haribo and HIGHLIFE are on the bill too, and tickets are available.

Meanwhile, ahead of Liturgy's tour, Greg Fox has four solo shows in NYC. First, he's playing as part of a "drum machine circle" at Shea on Sunday (3/1) with Wilted Women, Mike Sheffield, Darren Ho, Megan Moncrief, Beto Cravioto and Paul Wheeler. Then he plays under his GDFX moniker on March 4 at Trans-Pecos with Daniel Pearce / Andrew Smiley duo, Kate Henderson's Drone Acupuncture Installation and Sapropelic Pycnic (tickets). Then he has a "special solo event" on March 7 at Museum of the Moving Image (more info TBA), and finally a solo show at Union Pool on March 8.

Liturgy's tour hits NYC on April 15 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are still available. No openers announced for Vitus yet, but the rest of the tour is with Sannhet (who play NYC with This Will Destroy You and Planning for Burial this week) and Lightning Bolt (who play NYC twice in May).

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Eartheater released an LP (listen), celebrating tonight; Greg Fox playing solo shows before Liturgy tour (dates) "

by Andrew Sacher


GABI is the project of NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst, who has signed with Joel Ford & Daniel Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint Software to release her new album, Sympathy, on April 7. Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) co-produced the record along with past collaborator Paul Corley, who's also worked with Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and others. GABI's ambient pop most immediately reminds me of another classically trained artist, Julia Holter, with whom she shares a knack for hushed sung/spoken vocals and minimal but captivating atmospheres. Two tracks from the album are out so far, "Koo Koo" and "Fleece," both of which you can stream below.

GABI has a few live dates coming up, including three in NYC. The first is TONIGHT (2/18) at Baby's All Right opening for the Mexican Summer-signed Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Liturgy side project GDFX and electronic musician Austin Cesear are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.

Her next show is a free in-store release show at Rough Trade NYC on April 6. 6:30 PM doors, 7 PM show, no wristband required. Then she plays another release show at Le Poisson Rouge on April 22. Tickets are on sale now.

She also plays Mexican Summer's recently (slightly) renamed Marfa Myths Festival (it was called New Myths, just like the NYC band), SXSW, and Movement Festival.

Her current tour schedule, song streams, and LP tracklist, below...

Continue reading "GABI releasing album co-produced by Daniel Lopatin, playing three NYC shows, festivals (dates, song streams)"

photo: Sharon Van Etten in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Sharon Van Etten, Leon Bridges @ Warsaw
Sharon Van Etten's 2014 album, Are We There, ended up on a ton of year-end lists (including our own), and deservedly so because few of her peers can craft a song like SVE. Tonight she begins her 2-night stand at Warsaw. Both sold out.

Helmet @ Bowery Ballroom
20 years ago Helmet released their third album, Betty, which saw them pushing alt-metal's boundaries and incorporating sounds from outside the genre. Now for its anniversary, they're playing the album in full on this tour which hits NYC for three sold-out shows. This is the first.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, GDFX, GABI, Austin Cesear @ Baby's All Right
On his new album A Year with 13 Moons, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma weaves sonic tapestries of ethereal beauty, chilled out beats and white noise. Is it a little like Ulrich Schnauss? At times, yes. (It's weirder,though.) He plays tonight with GABI who is signed to Mexican Summer imprint Software.

Paul Collins' Beat, Dirty Fences, Memorial Gore @ Cake Shop
Former Nerves songwriter and power pop godfather Paul Collins helped pioneer a jangly sound that's still being imitated today. Catch him tonight with two local garage pop bands.

Helado Negro, thingNY @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, Helado Negro (aka Robert Carlos Lange) performs his "Brain Finger Composition," in which he controls musical parameters using yarn tethered to live musicians, with help from experimental music collective thingNY.

Beverly @ Jewish Museum
This is the opening celebration of the Jewish Museum's "Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power," with a performance by Brooklyn indie pop band Beverly. Also: open bar.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

Colin Hay @ City Winery
Who can it be now? It's former Men at Work singer Colin Hay, who plays the final of his three City Winery shows this evening.

Assembly: Aaron Arntz, Ben Campbell & Christopher Bear @ Manhattan Inn
Grizzly Bear drummer Christopher Bear's trio with live GB member Aaron Arntz and Joakim collaborator Ben Campbell play this free late show at Manhattan Inn tonight. 10:30 start.

Res @ Rockwood Musc Hall
Res is probably best known for frequently collaborating with Talib Kweli and forming the group Idle Warship with him, but tonight she plays this show on her own.

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

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photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they begin their multi-night NYC-area run, this being the only show in NYC proper. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can. They're saying they may stop touring after this year.

Sufjan Stevens, Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Just Blaze's House Party w/ Joey Bada$$, Statik Selektah, & more
Joey Bada$$ put out his official debut album, B4.DA.$$, this week, and it saw him staying true to his '90s influences but pushing his sound forward too. Tonight's his third NYC show of the week, part of Just Blaze's weekly party at Webster Hall.

Amen Dunes, Kevin Morby, Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom
Amen Dunes' psych rock sounded better than ever on last year's Love, and this week he revisited and updated four of its songs on a new EP. Tonight's show is an all-around great lineup with former Woods member/Babies co-frontman Kevin Morby and power poppers Nude Beach.

Dawn Richard @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Dawn Richard's new album Blackheart takes "alternative R&B" and pushes it into all kinds of different directions, with exceptional production. Tonight you can see how these wild sounds translate live.

Lydia Lunch, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Miss Guy, Sherry Vine, Matt Hitt, DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Bowery Electric
Another of the many shows Jonathan Toubin is DJing in NYC this month, and this one's got a great lineup: no wave legend Lydia Lunch, punk pioneer Handsome Dick Manitoba (of The Dictators), NYC club fixture Miss Guy, drag queen Sherry Vine, and Drowners singer Matt Hitt.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo will celebrate his 64th birthday with his annual residency at NYC's City Winery. For this year's residency, he'll be playing his first three solo albums full across three nights, starting tonight with 1992's Gravity.

Father, Junglepussy, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Get a double dose of futuristic rap from Father and Junglepussy, plus an opening set from Brooklyn electropoppers Glass Gang.

Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Bernstein, Stuart Popejoy, GDFX, Ava Mendoza, Brat Pit @ Silent Barn
They're calling this night the "Ice Melter," featuring a bevy of hot experimental-leaning musicians, including a collaboration between Oneida's Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Berstein and Stuart Popejoy, a solo set from Liturgy/Guardian Alien's Greg Fox (GDFX), and more.

Honduras, The Teen Age, The Yin Tangs, Sunset Guns, Best Behavior @ Coco 66
Yes, Coco 66 still exists and has shows, even if it's been out of the spotlight for a while. Tonight's a nice lineup of local bands headlined by the very talented Honduras.

Gingerlys, Mumblr, Palehound, Fern Mayo @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze like the catchy sounds of Gingerys who are currently working on the first album. Catch 'em in action tonight with also-great locals Palehound and more.

John Hodgman's Secret Society @ Bell House
John Hodgman's society (of comedy concerns) isn't so much a secret anymore, having outgrown its old home of Union Hall and may soon do the same for its new one -- tonight's sold out.

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by Andrew Sacher

Blues Control at MHOW in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Blues Control

Psych rockers Blues Control released their newest album, Valley Tangents, via Drag City in 2012, and they're about to kick off a tour in support of it which begins with two NYC shows this month and continues across the US and Canada through March. The NYC shows happen on Friday (1/18) at Cozy Royale (434 Humboldt St) with Sightings and 1-800-BAND and January 26 at Shea Stadium with Home Blitz, Illegals, Trepanning, and DJ GDFX. Both shows are all ages, the Cozy Royale show is $8 at the door, and the Shea Stadium show is $10. After the tour ends, they'll play the Deerhunted-curated ATP in the UK (which just expanded its lineup).

The band recently recorded a live Drag City Limits session video for Valley Tangents single, "Iron PIgs," which was filmed on the other side of a doorway from the room they're in and is blurred even more by the dark room and spastic light show. It fits their sound well. You can watch that video and check out a list of all dates below.

Continue reading "Blues Control going on tour (dates & live session video)"

videos by Maks Suski

Silent Barn

As mentioned, Silent Barn has a new Bushwick location (603 Bushwick Ave) after being forced to move out of their 915 Wyckoff Ave location, and they opened the doors for the first time at the new spot on Sunday (12/30). The show was with Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, and Good Willsmith. You can watch videos of the latter three artists, plus a tour/walkthrough video of the new venue, below. And if you'd like to help out, they're looking for volunteers.

Silent Barn has other upcoming shows including one on January 10 with Ed Askew, D. Charles Speer, Tamble Tamble, (of Guardian Alien) and Andy Boay (of Tonstartssbandht). The flyer for that show is below.

Continue reading "Silent Barn opened their new Bushwick location (videos of the first show); Ed Askew playing there soon"

They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
They MIght Be Giants

today in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* Kanye West @ Revel
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* The Fab Faux @ City Winery
* Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theatre
* The Felice Brothers @ Maxwell's
* Steve Miller Band @ Capitol Theatre
* Superhuman Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
* Alana Amram, Mal Blum @ The Ace Hotel
* Coldplay, Naturally 7 @ Barclays Center
* Martha Reeves & the Vandellas @ BB King's
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Paramount (Huntington)
* Howth, Creeptones, Erik Gundel @ Cameo Gallery
* Pretty Lights, Michal Menert @ Roseland Ballroom
* Punch Brothers, Aoife O'Donovan @ Bowery Ballroom
* MV Carbon, Trin Tran, Vinka Varna, X27 @ Cake Shop
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub (early and late shows)
* Spring Standards, Taurus, Inland Traveler @ Glasslands
* Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith @ Silent Barn
* Machinedrum, Sepalcure, Brooklyn Bass @ Le Poisson Rouge
* They Might Be Giants, Last Car @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Afrojack, Diplo, Rusko, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles @ Pier 94
* Smoke DZA, Vinny Cha$e, Slim Dollars, Kris Kasanova @ SOB's
* John Zorn's Annual End of the Year Improv Festival @ The Stone
* I Am The Avalanche, Money, Paper, Hearts, Sad & French @ The Grand Victory
* Baked, Two Inch Astronaut, Butter The Children, Ovlov, The Districts @ Big Snow
* Andrew WK, Big D and the Kids Table, The Blazing Beaverducks @ Ollie's Point
* Brothers Past, The Manhattan Project, DJ Greg, special guests TBA @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Cro-Mags, Sheer Terror, Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, Born Annoying @ Highline Ballroom
* Dave Hill, Josh Gondelman, Mike Lawrence, George Gordon, Ben Kronberg, John Flynn, Dan St Germain, Sean Donnelly @ Union Hall

Silent Barn is back with a new Bushwick location and they'll host their first show there tonight with Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith, and DJ Smhoakmosheein. Doors at 8, first act on at 9, $7 entry. And because they haven't got their alcohol permits in order yet, no drinking at this show.

Coldplay play their second of three NYC area shows and first at the Barclays Center. They play again tomorrow night for NYE with Jay-Z.

Kanye wraps up his three-night run in Atlantic City tonight.

Punch Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

The Felice Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night NYE run of the NYC area. They play Maxwell's tonight and Mercury Lounge tomorrow for NYE.

They Might Be Giants are on night 2 of their three-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

Dark Star Orchestra play their first of two nights at Huntington's Paramount tonight.

Phish continues their run at MSG tonight. Pretty Lights and Gov't Mule begin theirs at Roseland and Beacon Theatre, respectively, tonight. More info on those and other NYE shows at our New Year's Eve guide.

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DOWNLOAD: DIamond Terrifier - "It's Already After The End Of The World" (Freedom Garden 10-8-11) (MP3)

Diamond Terrifier
Diamond Terrifier

Diamond Terrifier (aka Sam Hilmer of Zs) is introducing his new bi-weekly series, 'PRACTICE!' taking place at Zebulon every other Tuesday. This month it takes place on January 17 and 31, and he's performing at and curating each one. The 1/17 show includes Lichens, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (of Liturgy who are opening for Zola Jesus at Webster Hall), LZA/Dutch E. Germ (of Gang Gang Dance), and DJ sets by Laurel Halo and The Oracle. The 1/31 show includes Dan Friel< GDFX, Rat Attack, and DJ sets by Chief Boima (of Dutty Artz) and The Oracle. All shows in this series are free.

Diamond Terrifier also has a bunch of other shows coming up in NYC this month, including one TONIGHT (1/10) at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, where he will perform a live score for the film Shaman of the Blind Country, narrated by William S. Burroughs. He also plays Shea Stadium on Saturday (1/14) with Controlled Bleeding and Dan Friel, and Littlefield on January 18 with Patrick Higgins and Eric Wubbles (tickets). The next night he'll be in Brooklyn again at La Sala (1/19) with Extra Life, and Union Pool on January 24 with Dan Friel, Zulus and Grooms.

Diamond Terrifier is also set to release his first official full length this September via Northern Spy. The album will be produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Until then, he's been releasing a single every month on his website. Check out this month's installment, a live recording of "It's Already After The End Of The World" from Freedom Garden in October, below, and download it above.

All dates and the stream below...

Continue reading "Diamond Terrifier playing & curating shows w/ many special guests, working on an album (dates & MP3)"

Flock of Dimes @ Glasslands (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Flock of Dimes

We first discussed Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak's new solo project Flock of Dimes in May which is also when she played a show at Glasslands. Since then Jenn announced that she's working on a full length album, and she very recently posted two "rough little pop songs. not future album cuts, just for fun, and to tide y'all over while i get my shit together." Listen to both of those below, and see Flock of Dimes live again in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium TONIGHT (1/5). More details/full lineup with the songs below..

Continue reading "Flock of Dimes (aka Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner) posted more songs, playing a show tonight"

Extra Life at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Sarahana)
Extra Life

Extra Life have a few shows coming including one at Death By Audio on September 25 with Little Women and Vaz and another at Glasslands on October 9 with Pygmy Shrews, Mick Barr (of Krallice), GDFX (aka Greg Fox who just left Liturgy), and DJ Caroline Teagle. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

GDFX has other shows coming up including one tonight (9/7) at 285 Kent Ave with The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Knife City, and Extreme Animals. Greg also plays a record release show for his Guardian Alien project on September 23 at Shea Stadium. Guardian Alien also plays Bruar Falls on October 5 with Alan Watts and Zebulon on October 9, the same night as the GDFX show at Glasslands.

Your last chance to catch Greg playing as a member of Liturgy is on their tour with Boris and Asobi Seksu which hits NYC on October 27 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available.

Krallice also has shows coming up including 9/12 at the Bell House Wolves in the Throne Room and Thou. Krallice were supposed to open for the same bill on September 14 at Death By Audio, but they've switched shows. Krallice also play on September 17 at Union Pool with Urfaust, Black Anvil, and Ruin Lust

All dates below...

Continue reading "Extra Life, GDFX, Guardian Alien, Mick Barr & other shows"

by BBG

Greg Fox (center) on stage with White Hills (more by BBG)
White Hills

Spazzy drummer Greg Fox of Liturgy will leave the Brooklyn "white metal" crew after their October tour with Boris. The departure is amicable. Liturgy tours a lot and Greg wants to shift his focus to other things, like his solo project GDFX (who recently released One Thing, stream it), Guardian Alien (who play a release show on 9/24 at Shea Stadium), and more (stay tuned). Fox told us:

Liturgy was fun and educational, but it's time for me to move forward. As a drummer in New York City, I have the opportunity to learn a lot from many very talented folks, and I'd like to be more open to those opportunities. If it makes sense for bands to last a long time then they do, otherwise you have to move on to the next thing, new experiences, new chapters. I wish Liturgy all the best. I'm excited about the future, about trying new things and making other plants grow, about growing personally, and about eating more pho.
And for the record, Greg Fox is that obsessed with Vietnamese noodle soup, though no word if said obsession caused friction between the band members. I am guessing not.

Catch Fox's final NYC show with Liturgy when they play with Boris/Asobi Seksu at Irving Plaza on 10/27. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates and some video is below.

Continue reading "Greg Fox leaves Liturgy (he tells us why)"

by BBG

Greg Fox behind the kit with White Hills (more by BBG)

As discussed, Greg Fox of Liturgy is GDFX, and as just mentioned, his new LP One Thing is out NOW via Impose on blue vinyl. While the LP is definitely heavy on Fox's weapon of choice (drums) at times, it isn't in many of the ways you would expect. The new LP touches on stuttering samples, glitch, uber compressed snares, 8-bit and even some drone over the course of its 40 minutes, all of which you can exclusively stream below.

If you missed GDFX at Shea Stadium last night (8/25), well, he plays two more shows tonight (8/26). One of them is back at Shea Stadium with Woodsman (their second of two NYC shows this week). The other is with Amen Dunes at Saint Vitus.

If you miss the St Vitus show, Amen Dunes will also play a show at the soon-to-be-closed Live With Animals in Brooklyn on 9/24 with with K-Holes, CAVE, and PC Worship.

Before then PC Worship will do some touring with Greg's band Liturgy in September. That's before Liturgy play a string of dates with Boris that brings Liturgy to Irving Plaza on October 27.

Greg also plays in/as Guardian Alien. A record release show for that project happens at at Shea Stadium on 9/23.

Greg has filled in on drums for White Hills, and that band (sans Greg) will play a free show as part of the Rock Yard series.

Album stream & all tour dates for GDFX, Liturgy and PC Worship are below.

Continue reading "GDFX (aka Greg Fox of Liturgy) -- 'One Thing' full album stream & upcoming dates (TWO shows tonight)"

Amen Dunes at Glasslands (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Amen Dunes

Amen Dunes will rev up the reverb at Saint Vitus on August 26th with Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Zomes, and GDFX as part of their record release celebration for the new and haunting psychedelic garage LP Through Donkey Jaw. Tickets are on sale.

Through Donkey Jaw was released via Sacred Bones last week and features "Christopher" (video below) and "Not A Slave" (stream below).

Bobb Trimble recently welcomed the new LP The Crippled Dog Band via Yoga Records. The release compiles long-lost material from the outsider folk musician's aborted LP...

The year was 1983, and Bobb Trimble had two then-unrecognized masterpieces to his credit and a lot of confusion and indifference from his fellow travelers in the Worcester, MA "Wormtown" scene. Never one to worry much about appearances, Bobb accepted an invitation to join a group of teenage boys who called themselves The Crippled Dog Band ...and led the Band on enthusiastically received gigs throughout the region. Unbeknownst to almost anyone, they completed a raucous album full of addictive hooks, feedback, teen chatter and video game noises. But soon the Band splintered and Bobb decided to forget about the whole thing, disposing of the entire 500-count LP pressing in an .office park dumpster.
Stream one track, "Live Wire", alongside a video from 1983 (!) for "You Should See My Girl" below. If you aren't familiar with the Bobb Trimble "legend" catch up with an interesting Guardian article.

Zomes is nom de plume of Asa Osborne (Lungfish), who released Earth Grid via Thrill Jockey in April. Check out "Openings" streaming below.

GDFX is Greg Fox of Liturgy, who recently released a new LP via Impose Records entitled One Thing. You can listen to "Pipedream" below. Liturgy play Irving Plaza with Asobi Seksu and Boris on 10/27 as part of Boris's US tour. Tickets are still available.

All song streams and videos are below.

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Talk Normal @ Mercury Lounge in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Talk Normal

In addition to with EMA tonight, you'll have two more chances to catch Talk Normal in NYC in September when they open for Weekend at Glasslands (9/3) and Mercury Lounge (9/4). The shows are the week before Weekend plays Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now and go on sale for the Mercury show Friday (7/22) at noon. UPDATE: More dates announced and listed below.

Guitarist Sarah Register of Talk Normal is also a producer, and she recently produced an album by NYC's GDFX aka Greg Fox (Liturgy, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Teeth Mountain, Guardian Alien). One Thing will be released via Impose Records as a blue 12" on August 16, and GDFX will play a bunch of shows around that time to help promote it. They're listed below along with one of the songs from the album. Liturgy is currently out on tour and will do even more touring later with Boris.

Weekend, recently played LPR instead of the Seaport due to rain. All upcoming dates are listed below...

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"For 4 years now Wham City has been organizing the WHARTSCAPE. What started as a summer warehouse party turned into a much bigger, multi-day outdoor festival with thousands of bands, performers, and folks traveling to Baltimore from all across the US and Europe.
Since, we organize this festival out of pocket and in our spare time, it is important for us to keep it comfortable and enjoyable for us to do. One thing we talked about at the end of last year's festival was shrinking it down slightly and having it feel more community based and familiar.

This year isn't focused around headliners, but mainly performers and friends that make up the community we tour, work and live in.
We are also greatly reducing the number of MEGA-PASSES (the 3 day pass ticket that grants you entry to every show and every day).
ONLY 300 Mega-Passes will be sold; this is the only guarantee that you can see all the shows.

Tickets will be sold to the individual shows, but it is strongly suggested that you buy a Mega-Pass, as it saves you money and assures you take in the entire poo-poo.
Whartscape will take place July 10-11-12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art Studio Center Parking Lot, and Load of Fun.
We will begin selling tickets at 12 Noon, Monday, June 29th.

More info and full, 140 band lineup below...

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