Entries tagged with: Glassjaw
by Andrew Sacher
Glassjaw (now with a new rhythm section) still haven't released an album since their great 2002 sophomore LP Worship and Tribute and they haven't released music at all since 2011's Coloring Book EP. But today they just dropped the new single "New White Extremity," which Pitchfork says is from the long-rumored third album, and that more album details will follow. It certainly sounds like Glassjaw -- it's heavy, spastic, and flamboyant as ever -- and it's more than good enough to get excited about this album. Listen below.
by Andrew Sacher
LA's Silver Snakes are following last year's Year of the Snake (on Bridge 9) with the new album Saboteur on February 5 via Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez's Evil Ink Records. (It comes out on Pelagic in Europe.) We've got the premiere of its single "Raindance," a pummeling rock song that fits nicely between the atmospheric post-hardcore of Title Fight/Superheaven and the sludge-rock of Baroness/Torche. It's an absolute ripper, and you can listen below. Here's what singer Alex Estrada tells us about the song and the album:
Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It's about sabotage, it's about using direct action to accomplish a goal. It can be applied to many situations : Personal, Political etc. it's about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it's potentially harmful.The band will be on tour in 2016 supporting their label head's band Coheed & Cambria and Long Island post-hardcore crushers Glassjaw (who have a new rhythm section). That tour hits NYC on March 4 at The Theater at MSG. Tickets are still available.
"Raindance" was one of the first songs written for the record. It's the follow up track to a song we previously released called "Sundance" which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. "Raindance" is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It's the balance between sides, The person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream and album art, below...
Coheed & Cambria will headline The Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 4 with quality support from Glassjaw and Silver Snakes. Tickets are on fan club/VIP package presale now, artist presale starts today at 10 AM, ticketmaster/MSGE/AmEx starts Thursday at 10 AM and general sale starts Friday at 10 AM. (Anyone have the password?)
Jade Tree-signed indie rockers Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader) play a free afternoon show at Rough Trade on November 21. More info here.
Snowmine are playing Rough Trade on December 19 with Salt Cathedral and Bellows. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon, general sale starts Friday at noon.
Southern rockers The Outlaws should feel right at home playing Bushwick's BBQ restaurant/motorcycle garage The Shop on November 15. Tickets are on sale now.
Former Yes singer Jon Anderson has a new project with jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty, and they're playing Long Island together on November 11 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale now.
Eric Burdon & The Animals are playing The Paramount on December 4. Tickets are on sale.
The UK press was buzzing over Spector's Editors-ish sound back in 2012 when they were on BBC's 'Sound of 2012' list and their debut album landed on NME's best-of list. This year they have a new album, Moth Boys, and they'll be back in the US for NYC shows at Saint Vitus on December 1 and Mercury Lounge on December 3. Tickets for Merc go on AmEx presale today at noon and the general sale starts Friday at noon. Vitus tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM (no presale).
Speaking of UK buzz bands, London duo HONNE appear to be gaining popularity for their mindie-R&B that sounds indebted to James Blake, Sam Smith, maybe Coldplay, etc. They already have sold-out Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade shows for November, and just announced a larger NYC show for Bowery Ballroom on March 11. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon, general sale starts Friday at noon. You can listen to their new EP here.
Tempers and Dreamcrusher are playing Halloween at Aviv. Tickets are on sale.
The new La Dispute documentary Tiny Dots is screening in NYC on November 1 at The Studio at Webster Hall. We're giving away tickets.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Glassjaw (whose rhythm section reportedly left the band) will play an Asbury Park show opening for Coheed & Cambria on October 11 at Stone Pony Summer Stage. Tickets go on Live Nation/Music Geeks/WSOU/Venue presales at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/14) at 10 AM.
Tickets for the Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and You Blew It! shows at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM. You Blew It! also play two smaller NYC shows with Sorority Noise this weekend.
Oberhofer plays Rough Trade on October 2. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.
Frankie Cosmos already has a Shea Stadium show on 8/22 (tickets), and she added a Palisades show for September 19 with No One and The Somebodies, Thelma, and Yours Are the Only Ears. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Potty Mouth, Crying and Heliotropes play Shea Stadium on September 24. Tickets are on sale now.
Art Garfunkel plays Carnegie Hall on October 3. Tickets go on sale Thursday (8/13) at 11 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Atlanta venue The Masquerade celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the inaugural Wrecking Ball Festival. The lineup was just announced and its loaded with punk and punk-related bands from several generations, including Descendents, Judge, Desaparecidos, The Get Up Kids, The Movielife, Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, American Nightmare, Samiam, Braid, The Appleseed Cast, Knapsack, Thrice, Glassjaw, Blacklisted, Small Brown Bike, Cave In, The Lawrence Arms, Pianos Become The Teeth, Yuck, Beach Slang, Girlpool, Frankie Cosmos and so many more. Check out the rest of this amazing lineup below.
The fest happens August 8-9, and there's also a Karaoke pre-party on August 7 with reg Hetson of Bad Religion, Derek O'Brien of Social Distortion and The Adolescents, Eric Melvin of NOFX, and Stan Lee and Edward Tater of the Dickies. Festival tickets and pre-party tickets go on sale Monday, April 6 at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
Gavin [Van Vlack]: Everything is very instantaneous now, and you can access almost anything with the flick of a finger. Not to sound pretentious, but there's a craftsmanship that goes into songwriting and the performance, and that's what separated Burn from other bands. We crafted our songs differently than other people did theirs. Everything; from the way we dressed, to even our social conscience was just our own.Back in February, NYC hardcore festival Black N' Blue Bowl (happening 5/16-17 at Webster Hall) announced what was supposedly the full 2015 lineup, but it turns out one more band was added: Revelation Records vets Burn.
Chaka [Malik]: Plus hardcore itself just lets you express emotions and feeling that otherwise maybe aren't safe to display or even access.
Gavin: This whole thing is a catharsis; for the band and those coming to the show. For someone, this is going to be their first Burn show...maybe their first hardcore show, and I don't want to let them down.
Chaka: I want whoever's there to have something to remember...something to take away. With the other bands playing, I'll partake on the other side of that window. It's a transaction for everybody. [Noisey]
Burn put out their now-classic self-titled EP on Rev back in 1990, then split a few years later before regrouping to release its followup, Cleanse, in 2001 on Equal Vision. The following year they put out their previously-unreleased 1992 demo Last Great Sea on Revelation, and soon after disbanded once again. Now original vocalist Chaka Malik (also of Orange 9mm) and guitarist Gavin Van Vlack (also of the previously-reunited Absolution, as well as The Big Collapse, Die 116 and Pry) teamed up with bassist Manuel Carrero (who played on Cleanse) and drummer Durijah Lang -- who are both current Glassjaw members -- to reunite for Black N' Blue Bowl. According to the Noisey interview quoted above, they're not sure if this will be their only show back or not, so catch them while you can.
Burn play the Sunday (5/17) with Crumbsuckers, Sick Of It All, Dave Smalley and more. The Saturday (5/16) lineup has Madball, Earth Crisis, The Regulators (mems Bad Brains, Cro-Mags) and more. Tickets for each day, and 2-day passes, are still available.
Updated BNB poster, with a stream of 1990's Burn EP, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest wrapped up this past weekend with a variety of killer music across punk, metal, hip hop, indie, electronic and plenty of the in-between, plus comedy, wrestling, BMX competitions and more. The lineup spanned legends like Judas Priest, Gorilla Biscuits and Nas through great newer artists like Angel Olsen, Deafheaven and Courtney Barnett. We've already written plenty about it -- check out our reviews of day 1, day 2 and day 3 -- as well as posted pictures of Judas Priest, Gorilla Biscuits and Mineral.
words by Andrew Sacher, photos via BV Austin Instagram
Fun Fun Fun Fest continued in Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday (11/8) with another amazing and eclectic lineup (and hopefully better lines). I started my day at the Black Stage for Fat White Family. The crazed psych band was a little calmer than they tend to be in a small venue, but even for a festival set so early on in the day, the Fat Whites brought it.
The energy on the Black Stage quickly rose significantly as Glassjaw followed, quenching the same early 2000s post-hardcore thirst that The Blood Brothers did a day earlier (not to mention they had a shared love for tight tees and theatrical stage moves). They leaned heavy on the early material and really put on a classic Glassjaw set, looking and sounding like no time had passed since 2002. The crowd followed suit, with a pit open and endless stage divers the whole time.
I hung around the Black Stage for a bit of METZ's wild-as-always set, and then headed to the Orange Stage where Courtney Barnett was playing. I hadn't seen Courtney in about a year since she played CMJ 2013, and not that I doubted her but after Saturday's set I'm sure of it that her rise to bigger stages is well deserved. One person said of her recent Webster Hall show, "Courtney Barnett's ramshackle gigs are now serious fucking rock shows" and that's exactly how I felt seeing her at FFF.
The Orange Stage continued to be the place to be as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart took the stage followed by their tourmates The New Pornographers. Pains, who have been on the road with their killer new lineup this year, brought it once again with a lot of the new album, a good mix of the first two, and another of the high energy shows this new lineup is becoming known for. Then the New Pornographers, Dan Bejar and Neko Case included, followed with another excellent set that kicked off with the title track from this year's Brill Bruisers and went on to include plenty more from that album. They apparently had some technical difficulties that they didn't mention until after they were fixed, but you wouldn't have known it. New Pornographers sounded flawless.
Over at the Black Stage, NYHC legends Sick of It All were playing a set pulling from Blood, Sweat and No Tears and Scratch the Surface. SOIA definitely partied like it was 1989, started a wall of death ("a game we used to play before all the metal bands and ska bands took the idea"), and though they talked on stage about not getting too sucked into nostalgia (they mentioned they have a new album out but couldn't play anything off of it because of "contractual obligations"), they clearly had a lot of fun with those old songs.
Another nostalgia set then went down on the Blue Stage, where Nas played all of the unfuckwithable Illmatic. His DJ came out, played "The Genesis" over the PA, and then once he dropped that beat to "NY State of Mind," Nas finally took the stage and was on fire the whole time. Not to throw shade at his other albums, but as good as a Nas set usually is, previous times I've seen him don't compare at all to seeing Illmatic in full. It's no secret that it's a timeless album, but he really made it feel like it was on Saturday. Unlike Sick of It All's set, this didn't feel like nostalgia. There's a handful of good rappers on FFF's lineup, but Nas playing his 1994 album still sounded ahead of all of them.
Wrapping up the day on the Black Stage was the face-painted metal legend King Diamond. Like the other shows on his current US tour, he and his band had a haunted house-like stage set up with staircases, a fence in front of them, light-up crosses, a guest dressed up as a spooky old man, and more props. The operatic singer ran through a set of his songs and a few by Mercyful Fate, all while being a character in the stage show himself.
I split the end of my night catching half of King Diamond's set, and then catching half of Modest Mouse over at the Orange Stage. Though it's still been years since Modest Mouse put out anything new (they did just put out a couple reissues though), Modest Mouse have been having an incredible year on tour. They packed the end of their set with favorites -- "Float On," "A Different City," "Out Of Gas," "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" -- and played them with this genuine energy that was a great reminder that they were once one of the most consistently great indie rock bands around. It might seem boring or obvious to say these things about Modest Mouse in 2014, but their recent live shows deserve it.
UPDATE: Day 3 is up.
Pissed Jeans at MHOW in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival happens Labor Day Weekend (8/30-31), this time happening simultaneously in Philly and LA. Like last year, the Philly lineup of mostly rap, R&B, electronic and festival-level indie bands will be complemented by some punk bands including Pissed Jeans, Glassjaw, Nothing, The Menzingers and more. Those bands play on The Skate Stage which goes from 2:30 to 7 PM each day and should be to seek refuge if you need to get some aggression out before Grimes and Chromeo.
LA's Skate Stage was announced too, but that one's more dance-oriented with DJ Mustard and Grits & Biscuits. Tickets for both fests are still available.
Main stage lineups for both fests are HERE. Full Skate Stage lineups below...
The 2014 lineup of Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest, happening NOV 7 . 8 & 9 at Auditorium Shores, is here. In the poster above and listed below....
Like FYF Fest, they've got a Blood Brothers reunion show.
This is also Austin's show on the growing Failure reunion tour.
Ditto for emo vets Mineral
So much more greatness listed below....
Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...
Riot Fest is happening in Toronto, Chicago and Denver again this year, and the lineup for Toronto was just announced. It happens on September 6 & 7 and features The National, Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death From Above 1979, Brand New, Paul Weller, Stars, Metric, The Head and the Heart, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Title Fight and many more. Full initial lineup below. Tickets go on sale Saturday (5/10) at 10 AM.
As mentioned on BV Chicago, the Chicago fest happens from September 12-14 this year, and Denver from September 19-21. Stay tuned for those lineups.
Full initial Toronto lineup below...
Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.
The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.
Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...
photo by Greg Pallante
Get Involved, the new-ish NYC post-hardcore band that features members of Thursday, Glassjaw and others, put out their debut EP, Silk Cuts, earlier this month. It was produced by Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At the Drive-In, Blood Brothers) who's proven he's got a bit of knack for this kind of thing. One of its tracks, "Let Your Guard Down," was just given video treatment, featuring blurred clips of the band performing in a room. That video makes its premiere in this post and can be watched below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Crosses / Color Film @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 2/13/14
After plowing through 30 minutes, which included songs like "The Eulogy," and "Bitch's Brew," which were played earlier in the week on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a few technical glitches sidelined the band for a bit. However, Moreno and Doom made up for it, in a freestyle jam session. "It means a fuckin' lot to us that you came out on this fucked up day," Moreno said to the crowd. Once the technical issues were fixed, a clearly frustrated Lopez, took to his guitar and the band went back to work. Playing for 90-minutes, including the encore, ? ? ? (Crosses) showed what they were made of. [Officially A Yuppie]Crosses (†††), the side project that gives Deftones singer Chino Moreno and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez a chance to dive into gothy synth pop, played a few shows in support of their new self-titled album last week. Two of those were in NYC, Santos last Wednesday (2/12) and Music Hall of Williamsburg the following night (2/13), both sold out. They played a bunch of the album/EPs and covered Q. Lazzarus' one hit wonder "Goodbye Horses." Opening both shows was Color Film, the project which gives Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo (joined by GJ's rhythm section) a similar opportunity to take a break from post-hardcore for synth pop. We caught the MHOW show, which also had Yung Gutted on the bill, and pictures of that show (including one of the setlist) are in this post.
More MHOW pics, plus the setlist and a couple videos from Santos, below...
photos by Cory Dewald
Blondie / Glassjaw / Public Enemy fans
With about 20 albums under their belt, it was interesting to see what songs Guided By Voices would pick for their Riot Fest set. Keeping in mind that most audience members might not be familiar with everything in their vast discography, frontman Robert Pollard announced each song's name with a short introduction throughout the whole set. The band opened with "Xeno Pariah" and followed up with songs like "Island," "Shocker in Gloomtown," and "The Challenge Is Much More," only stopping to take a quick swig from a small bottle to oil up his voice. [BV Chicago]Riot Fest Chicago (the second of three Riot Fests this year) continued on Saturday (9/14) for its second of three days. The second day had tons of multi-generational alternative music representation including punk's late '70s heyday (Blondie, X, FLAG -- the Keith Morris version of Black Flag), second wave ska (The Selecter), third wave ska (Rancid), classic indie rock (Dinosaur Jr., Violent Femmes, Guided by Voices), modern indie rock (Surfer Blood, Stars, The Sidekicks), classic hip hop (Public Enemy), and turn-of-the-millenium poppunk/emo/post-hardcore (blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw). Pictures from that day are in this post, and there's more pictures, plus a review, over at BV Chicago.
Synthpop/goth legend Gary Numan has a new album and touring plans this year, including a west coast run with Cold Cave (who likely learned a thing or two from those classic Gary Numan records) which he's on now. While he's over there, he'll be coming to this weekend's Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle where in addition to his set he'll stop by the Soundwave tent for a live interview with us on Saturday at 1pm. Come by!
Meanwhile, Gary's tour will bring him to the east coast later this year, and he plays NYC on October 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Cold Cave won't be opening that show (they have their own NYC show coming up), but The Color Film, the new-ish project from Glassjaw's Daryl Palumbo, will. Tickets for that show are still available.
As discussed, Gary Numan's new album, Splinter, is due out on October 14 (artwork above), and since we last spoke he's revealed the first single, "I Am Dust." The new album features NIN guitarist Robin Finck (he also plays a couple dates on NIN's tour) and the new song isn't too far removed from their sound. Listen to it, along with an updated list of tour dates and album tracklist, below.
photos by Maclyn Bean
Glassjaw @ MHOW, 8/9/2013
Converse Rubber Tracks again took over Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (8/9), this time featuring a headlining set from Long Island post-hardcore favorites Glassjaw, along with the emo-leaning Balance & Composure (who just debuted a new track on SPIN) and Queens hip hop collective World's Fair. The "sold out" show was free and open to the public, and pictures from Friday's MHoW show are in this post.
There's another Rubber Tracks shows scheduled for NYC in August: Red Fang/Doomriders/Low Fat Getting High are scheduled to play 285 Kent on 8/22. (No more tickets for that one, either.)
As discussed, Worlds Fair have one more show on the schedule this month, at the PS1 Warm Up show at MoMA on 8/27 with J Cole, King Britt, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and more. Glassjaw, on the other hand, won't appear for another show in the area until November, when they play Long Island.
More pics from Music Hall on Friday night are below.
Glassjaw at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Nikki Sneakers)
Meanwhile, they play a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (8/9). The free tickets "sold out" instantly. Congrats to the winner of the two we gave away yesterday on Facebook, and check out the poster for the show that was just released, along with a video from last year's Irving Plaza show, below.
The only other show Glassjaw currently have scheduled is their appearance at Riot Fest Chicago, which goes down from September 13-15 with The Replacements, Pixies, The Dismemberment Plan, Rocket from the Crypt, Rancid, Guided by Voices, Dinosaur Jr, Blondie, Bob Mould, and more. 3-day passes are sold out, but you can still get single day tickets and 2-day passes for the first two days.
Glassjaw at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Nikki Sneakers)
The bi-monthly Converse Rubber Tracks Live free concert series at Music Hall of Williamsburg continues on August 9 with post-hardcore vets Glassjaw, emo newcomers Balance & Composure, and Queens rap crew World's Fair. The show is free, but you have to get tickets, which go on "sale" Wednesday (7/31) at noon. Admission is also subject to capacity.
World's Fair, who just played the crazy Bushwick Block Party, also plays Warm Up at MOMA PS1 on August 17 with King Britt, J. Cole, Bangladesh, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and Darq E Freaker. Tickets for that show are still available.
Glassjaw's only other upcoming show at the moment is Riot Fest Chicago.
by Andrew Sacher
The Scandals (photo via Greg Pallente)
One of the artists chosen to open for The Gaslight Anthem at their free Red Bull Sound Select show at Irving Plaza on July 27 is fellow NJ band The Scandals. It makes sense that they were selected for the show, considering they share not only a hometown, but also a knack for post-Bouncing Souls/Hot Water Music punk rawk and heartland melodies (though they don't do as much Boss worshipping as Gaslight). If you're going to that show (which is free but you have to request a ticket), it's worth showing up for them. Also on the bill is Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause (who just wrapped up a tour with Social Distortion and Cheap Time) and Frances & the Foundation.
The Scandals also play another NYC show even sooner than that opening for Get Involved at Saint Vitus on Thursday (7/11). Get Involved is sort of a post-hardcore supergroup, whose members include Tucker Rule (Thursday), Brian Deneeve (From Autumn To Ashes), Lars Weiss (Judge), Derrick Karg (Death in the Park), and Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw, Cubic Zirconia). They're planning on self-releasing an EP at some point this year, which is being produced by Ross Robinson, who was behind the boards for classic albums by Glassjaw, At the Drive-In, The Blood Brothers, and more. They make a similar style of post-hardcore to many of their past projects, but with a goth edge on the clean vocals. You can listen to two tracks on Kickstarter and watch the video for a third below.
That Saint Vitus show is also with Descender, Let Me Run, and Skeleton Dealer. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Get Involved also play a day later at the Court Tavern (7/12) in New Brunswick, and in September they open the first of two Taking Back Sunday shows (9/11-12) at NJ's recently reopened Starland Ballroom, where TBS will be performing Tell All Your Friends in full, like they did on tour last year. These are currently the band's only remaining TAYF dates (night 1 tix & night 2 tix).
In more related news, ex-Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly recently released his second solo mixtape, Darker Matter, which you can stream below or download (name your price) at bandcamp. He also has an upcoming Starland Ballroom (9/28) show, opening for fellow Jersey band Saves The Day (tickets) two days after STD play MHOW without Geoff (tickets). You can also see Geoff opening for Yellowcard at Irving Plaza (9/9 & 9/10)... if you're into that sort of thing (tickets).
All lists of dates and song streams below...
Tickets to see Demitri Martin at Wellmont Theatre go on sale at noon. Tickets to his shows at Gramercy Theatre, The Bell House, and the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY and Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY) are already on sale.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals sold out their February 23 show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre so they've added a second show the next night (2/24). Tickets go on sale at noon today.
The annual Lebowski Fest happens at Gramercy Theatre on April 19. Bring your bathrobe and get ready for some White Russians. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/26) at 10 AM, a very un-Dude-like hour if you ask us.
Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East goes down at BAM on March 7 in the Fisherman Space with sets from Amkoullel, Deeb, Brahim Fribgane, El Général, and Shadia Mansour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Geoff Rickly - Mixtape 1 (ZIP)
Geoff Rickly w/ Thursday at The Chance in 2010 (more by Meghan McInnis)
Geoff Rickly, former frontman of the now defunct post-hardcore band Thursday, released his first collection of solo recordings, Mixtape 1, for free on his website. He recorded the entire thing in his apartment while Hurricane Sandy was hitting and while he asks for no money for the recordings, he says, "if you feel like you want to pay for this music, please make a donation to the Red Cross." Geoff's been volunteering himself to help out with Sandy relief and just played a benefit at Knitting Factory with Will Sheff, Jean Grae, and many others. Regarding the release of the mixtape, Geoff writes:
The Mixtape format is meant to be a casual way to try out some new things. There are some brand new songs, along with a cover and a rewrite of one of my oldest favorites. The majority of it was recorded in my apartment in the middle of Hurricane Sandy and the song New Sympathies, in particular, reminds me of those heavy winds and deep waters.The bedroom-recorded quality and the fact that it was recorded during a devastating storm which wreaked havoc on his home state makes the songs especially haunting. And songwriting-wise, it picks up on the high note that Thursday left off on. I personally thought their last album, 2011's No Devolución, was their strongest in years and one of their best overall, so solo material from Geoff Rickly comes as nothing but a pleasant surprise. You can download the mixtape at the top of this post.
There are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesn't reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). I'll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday I'll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.
In October, we mentioned that Geoff planned to go on a house tour with Terrible Things (Fred Mascherino). Details for that tour have been revealed and it appears that Geoff won't be at the NYC date, but will instead open for Anthony Green in NYC when their tour together hits Irving Plaza on December 5. Tickets for that show are on sale now. That tour also hits Freehold, NJ on December 8 at Encore (tickets). All dates on that tour are listed below. As for the house shows, Geoff is still on board for the one in Wallingford, CT (tickets) and a few others, all of which are listed below.
In related news, Geoff Rickly's United Nations bandmate Daryl Palumbo (who also fronts Glassjaw and Head Automatica) has a new project with Richard Penzone of Men, Women & Children called Color Film, who will release their debut LP, Living Arrangements, at some point in 2013. They played a set in NYC during CMJ at the Irving Plaza show with GZA, Killer Mike, Sweet Valley, Haleek Maul and Bear Hands. The Music Ninja was there and writes, "So, what does Color Film sound like? Maybe a tad more (new wave-y) melodic than Glassjaw. That is to say: intense, ear-shattering, screech/yelp rock." You can stream the track "Bad Saint" form their upcoming debut below.
That song stream and a list of all dates, below...
I just realized that Glassjaw added a 2nd "Worship and Tribute" show at Irving Plaza, starting late - at midnight, on the same day as the previously announced show. Tickets are on sale (they perform the full album at both shows).
Speaking of reggae, don't forget the Central Park Summerstage schedule which this year features Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration featuring Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt .
Wiz Khalifa on stage w/ Snoop @ Coachella last weekend
If Wiz Khalifa couldn't play on 4/20, he could at least put tickets on sale on the date. Wiz is headlining Jones Beach (WOAH!) on 8/2. Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar (who also played with Snoop & Dre at Coachella) will open. Tickets on sale at noon
Schoolboy Q (and Danny Brown) also opens for Childish Gambino (who also had Kendrick Lamar (and Danny Brown) as a guest on stage at Coacehlla) at Summerstage and at Celebrate Brooklyn.