Entries tagged with: GTA
Fat Whites at Baby's All Right for BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grooms @ Death by Audio's final show (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Fat White Family, Surfbort, EZTV @ Baby's All Right
Now calling Brooklyn their home base, UK band Fat White Family will be rubbing their scent on local venues more regularly -- which is good for music fans and maybe bad for club's cleaning staffs. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite antics.
Celestial Shore, Grooms, The Teen Age, The Glazzies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a high quality night of local indie rock at Brooklyn Bazaar, especially Grooms whose new album explores keyboards and krautrock to great effect, and Celestial Shore who balance precision and songcraft. It's a free show and you can get some holiday shopping done while you're there.
Computer Magic, Mainland, The Prettiots, Keith Sweaty @ Glasslands
Danielle "Danz" Johnson makes winning synthpop as Computer Magic and will be saying goodbye to Glasslands tonight (which closes in two weeks) with help from the spacey pop of Mainland and The Prettiots.
YOB, Occultation, Ecstatic Vision @ Saint Vitus
Doom metal had quite the year in 2014, and looking at the year-end lists we've seen so far, it's pretty much between the Pallbearer album and YOB's Clearing the Path to Ascend for 2014's doom valedictorian. Tonight concludes their 2-night stand at Saint Vitus with great and different openers each night. Sold out.
Chat Logs, Anwar Sadat, Tropical Trash, Bad Behavior @ Shea Stadium
Louisville's Anwar Sadat make the kind of noisy post-punk that would've fit in well on Touch & Go in the '80s/'90s. Their new EP, Obedience, came out earlier this month.
Bluffing, Kal Marks, Two Inch Astronaut, Lady Bones, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
Eccentric Boston indie rockers Kal Marks celebrate their new EP on Exploding In Sound called Just A Lonely Fart at this show. They're joined by their EIS labelmates Two Inch Astronaut who do '90s Dischord-style post-hardcore, NYC indie popsters Bluffing, and more.
Chumped, Adult Dude, Chris Gethard, Jeff Rosenstock, Cayetana @ Suburbia
Brooklyn's best real-deal pop punk band Chumped released their debut LP this year, Teenage Retirement, and from the response it's been getting it looks like it won't be long before you can't see them in local DIY venues anymore. But before that happens, catch tonight's LP release show at the very DIY Suburbia with a stacked bill of Philly indie rockers Cayetana, Brooklyn's Dino Jr/Superchunk lovers Adult Dude, former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock, and the very funny Chris Gethard.
Broad City @ Bell House
Comedy Central's Broad City was one of 2014's runaway hits, a raunchier, more stoned, and funnier flipside to to the world of HBO's Girls (which has its merits too), all while managing to be a little closer to most young peoples' struggling NYC experiences. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been taking the show on the road, and return for two sold-out hometown performances tonight.
Devin, Haunted America, Ravi Shavi @ The Flat
It's been a while since we've heard new music from Devin, who released his retro rock 'n' roll debut LP on Frenchkiss in 2012. Tonight he's joined by Epoch band Haunted America and Deer Tick's pals Ravi Shavi.
Hector's Pets, JP5, A. Rex and J. Rex @ Grand Victory
Garage rock fans will want to head here tonight for Burger-related Hector's Pets, Nashville's JP5, and locals A. Rex and J. Rex.
Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, Fred Armisen, Susanna Hoffs, Jonathan Coulton @ Town Hall
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (who collaborate as The Both) bring their Christmas show to NYC tonight, with help from Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, geek rocker Jonathan Coulton, and Portlandia's Fred Armisen.
Anicon, Yellow Eyes, Kosmodemonic @ Union Pool
Two NYC metal bands, the proggy Anicon and the blackened Yellow Eyes, have been on the road together and tonight they wrap it up in their hometown. Also on the bill is psychedelic locals Kosmodemonic.
Rye Coalition, Black Wail @ WFMU Monty Hall
NJ rock and rollers Rye Coalition haven't put out new music in years, but the long-running band have been keeping at it in the live show department.
Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
Hot Tuna are a pretty active band, especially considering how long they've been around, but tonight's an extra special show. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will be joined by their former Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin. Marty sang lead on a ton of their best songs, so hopefully that means we'll hear some Airplane faves (She Has Funny Cars?) tonight.
Gay Panic, Trophy Wife, Tiny Tusks, Worriers @ Rock Shop
On this bill we're especially excited about Worriers, the excellent melodic punk band fronted by former The Measure [sa] singer Lauren Denitzio. The rest of the bill is also all queer and/or women-fronted bands.
Murray Hill, Bridget Everett @ Le Poisson Rouge
Have yourself "A Murray Little Christmas" as "the hardest working middle-aged man in show business" welcomes Bridget Everett, Perle Noire, Trixie Little, Mr. Gorgeous, Carmine Covelli, and The Craig's List Quartet for a night of holiday good cheer.
Flosstradamus, GTA, Curtis Williams, Two-9 @ Terminal 5
Chicago beatmakers Flosstradamus know how to get a room moving, so it's no surprise that they're taking over the huge Terminal 5 for two nights, this being the second. Openers should be a good time too.
Boston Strangler, waste management, Peacebreakers, Oblivionation, Jock's Blood, Moron @ Acheron
If you like the aggressive sounds of late '80s Boston hardcore, you're in luck because so do Boston Strangler and they do a ton of justice to those classic bands.
Gabriel Kahane @ BAM
Composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, who's collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Blake Mills and others, is performing his newest work, The Ambassador, from December 13-10 at BAM with fellow Sufjan collaborators Rob Moose, Alex Sopp (both of yMusic), and Casey Foubert, as well as Ted Poor, Laura Lutzke, Nathan Schram, and Gabriel Cabezas (also of yMusic).
Fake Blood, Sinden, Alex English @ Slake
UK producers Fake Blood and Sinden share a quirky style with eyes on the dancefloor, ears for pop.
For those out in the daytime, keep in mind today is both Santacon and the Millions March protest...let's just hope those things don't collide.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Flosstradamus at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Chicago electronic duo Flosstradamus, who recently played Mad Decent Block Party (again), have now announced a North American tour. They'll be joined by GTA and Curtis Williams w/ Two-9 (who's also touring with Big K.R.I.T.). The tour will stop in NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets are already on AmEx and Flosstradamus presale (anyone know the Floss password?) and they go on sale to the general public Friday (8/22) at noon.
Flosstradamus recently released a single called "Rebound," which you can check out, along with a new tour documentary on the duo and the list of all tour dates, below...
Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
LA producer Kastle has some tour dates coming up this year, including appearances in Austin for SXSW and The Do LaB stage at Coachella. He was last in NYC for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and he'll return to the area for a different kind of electronic music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, which goes down on May 24 and 25 at Metlife Stadium. In addition to Kastle, the lineup features AraabMuzik, Rudimental, Skream, Claude Vonstroke, MK, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.
Kastle also plays a FREE NYC show sooner than that on April 5 at Slake (251 W. 30th St) with Druid Cloak, Figgy, Alex English and guests. As long as you RSVP, entry is free until midnight. Show flyer for that show, and the list of all tour dates, below...
Major Lazer at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 in NYC (more by Dylan Johnson)
Mostly-electronic label Mad Decent already do their block parties each year. And now, following in the footsteps of Holy Ship (which just announced its plans to now run two dance concert cruises a year), they're taking their show out to sea with the Mad Decent Boat Party. The cruise sets sail off the coast of Miami on November 12, hits Nassau, the Bahamas, and returns on November 16. It will feature label head Diplo and his Major Lazer project, plus Dillon Francis, Katy B, Riff Raff, Travi$ Scott, Cashmere Cat, Flosstradamus, Lunice and many more. Full initial lineup and flyer below. Pre-sale signups begin February 20 via Mad Decent Boat Party's website.
Regarding Holy Ship, that festival cruise will next sale from January 3-6 and February 25-28 in 2015, also off the coast of Miami. Pre-booking begins in March. Stay tuned for more info.
Mad Decent Boat Party initial lineup and flyer below...
It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
Dev Hynes w/ Solange at Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Porches, Krill, Ovlov, Roomrunner, Pile (acoustic), Baked, Average Cock, Dead Wives, Big Ups, Gnarwhal, Grass is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Bad History Month, Woozy @ Baby's All Right
One of the best labels in indie rock this year was Boston/Brooklyn label Exploding In Sound, who put out some great releases and also threw a number of memorable parties with sweaty fans losing their minds to band after band. To ring in the new year, EIS will do one more of those parties, and with a lineup like this, things could get crazy. Special guests (billed as "average cock") are promised too.
Patti Smith, Belle Ghoul @ Webster Hall
The Godmother of Punk still lives up to that title, delivering fantastic sets that span her almost-4-decade-long career which includes a number of stone cold classics. As usual, she's celebrating the end of the year in her hometown of NYC, and tonight's her second of two sold out Webster Hall shows.
Punch Brothers, The EarRegulars feat Tamar Korn @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn bluegrass band Punch Brothers in the middle of their three-night lead-up to New Year's run at Bowery Ballroom. (Tonight being Night 2.) Tickets are still available.
The Felice Brothers, The Districts @ Brooklyn Bowl
In what's becoming an annual thing, Upstate NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers are wrapping up the year with a short Northeast tour that hits NYC tonight for what will surely be a festive evening. Tickets are still available.
Gayer (Dev Hynes + Samantha Urbani), Mndsgn, Lord Raja @ Trans Pecos
Dev Hynes just played a show with his girlfriend and Blood Orange cohort Samantha Urbani as Lightspeed Champion, and tonight's show at new Todd P venue Trans Pecos (aka old Silent Barn) finds the two under this new billing of Gayer. Who knows what this will be but it's probably worth checking out.
Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ Terminal 5
It wouldn't be New Year's in NYC without the high-energy, vodka-filled gypsy punk sets of Gogol Bordello. They're at Terminal 5 tonight and New Year's Eve, and weirdo rock band Man Man provides quality support.
Major Lazer, Boys Noize, GTA @ Pier 94
If anyone knows how to throw a party, it's Diplo, so tonight's Major Lazer show should be nothing short of a killer time. Plus, both openers aren't too bad at getting a crowd moving themselves.
Phish @ MSG
Love 'em or hate 'em, Phish's New Year's run at Madison Square Garden is always quite the event for jam fans, and it continues tonight, with one show a night leading up to New Year's Eve.
Antibalas @ SOB's
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas are ringing in the new year with a two-night stand at SOB's. They do one show tonight and three different shows tomorrow, so there's plenty of chances to see them.
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Shorts @ Mercury Lounge
When Alex Bleeker isn't playing in Real Estate, he's making bluesier, more psychedelic music with his own band, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks.
Dying Fetus, Pyrexia, Car Bomb @ Saint Vitus
It's another NYC year-end show for Long Island's Pyrexia, and this time they're supporting the ignorantly technical slam-centric death metallers Dying Fetus.
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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Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As discussed, the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made In America Festival is returning this weekend to Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway (8/31-9/1), and the mostly pop/rap/R&B festival just got a little more, um... punk. Aside from the fact that it already included The Gaslight Anthem (who are pretty much a festival regular by now anyway), the lineup now includes Cloud Nothings, Restorations, Balance & Composure, The Front Bottoms, Diarrhea Planet, PUJOL, and more. And you thought it was weird when Jay Z saw Grizzly Bear.
UPDATE: And one more: Wavves was added to the TBA slot on Sunday.
Other non-punk additions that have happened since we last spoke include Rudimental and The Underachievers. The full schedule was also recently announced, and you can check that out below.
Many of the artists playing Made In America also have NYC or NJ shows this weekend (or soon after), including The Front Bottoms, Diarrhea Planet, Rudimental, The Underachievers, Kendrick, Ab Soul & Jay Rock, AlunaGeorge, Haim, and 2 Chainz.
Made In America schedule below...
Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
Holy Ship!!! is returning in 2014 for its third year (hence the three exclamation points) and will set sail off the coast of Miami on January 9, 2014, returning on January 12. Artists playing this year include Pharrell, Disclosure (DJ), Diplo, A-Trak, Baauer, Flume, RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Jerome LOL, Shlohmo (DJ), and more. Tickets for the cruise are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Phoenix at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 4/5/2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Two days after announcing the existence of the second edition of Jay-Z's of Made in America festival, here comes the initial line-up. Set to go down August 31 - September 1 at Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, look for appearances from Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel (who is collaborating with Kendrick), Solange, The Gaslight Anthem (who just announced two huge NYC shows), Phoenix (who just played MHoW and SNL), 2Chainz and more.
UPDATE: an initial announcement accidentally included artists from the 2012 lineup mixed in with the 2013 lineup. Those mistakes made it into our post but are now fixed.
So far no details on ticketing. Full line-up is below...
Diplo at Pier 94 - 12/30/12 (via Chris Neil)
Diplo, who was just in NYC opening for Afrojack at Pier 94 on December 30 (pictured above, video below), will be doing an interesting run of shows this month. On January 20, the super producer will set out to play four cities in one day. He'll begin at 6 PM in Baltimore's Ottobar, then make it to Philly's Sound Garden Hall at 9:30, Atlantic City's Mixx @ Borgata Resort at 12:30 AM, and finally he'll end in NYC at The Westway at 3:30 AM. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The flyer for the shows is below.
In related news, Diplo's Major Lazer project will release its new album, Free the Universe, on February 19 via Mad Decent/Downtown. The album features guest spots from Santigold, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Wyclef Jean, Flux Pavillion, and others. You can check out the cover art, tracklist, and video for the song with Flux Pavillion, "Jah No Partial," below.