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by Bill Pearis

The Beets

When I caught Veronica Falls at Bowery Ballroom a few weeks ago, Juan Wauters was one of the opening acts and it was at that point that I realized I hadn't heard from his band The Beets in a while. Though it's been two years since their last album, Let the Poison Out, the band are still together and have just released a new video for "Doing As I Do" from that album. It was filmed at the far Rockaways before Hurricane Sandy took its toll on the area. The Rockaways still need your help and the band encourages you to donate to disaster relief.

You can catch The Beets tonight (4/9) at Silent Barn as part of a pretty great lineup that includes UK indiepop band Golden Grrrls (who have stuck around a little longer in NYC than originally planned), California's charming Sea Lions, local postpunks Household and Army Men (ex-German Measles). More info here.

Next week, The Beets will head out on tour that will hit both coasts and includes anther NYC show at Death by Audio on May 4 with Bass Drum of Death. All Beets tour dates are listed below.

Bass Drum of Death

Speaking of, Bass Drum of Death will be in town because that same night they're opening for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Terminal 5 (tickets). They're opening the whole tour and their dates are listed below. BDoD have singed with Innovative Leisure (Nick Waterhouse, Allah-Las) who will release their new album this summer. You can stream "Shattered Me" from it below.

Continue reading "The Beets made a video, playing tonight w/ Golden Grrrls + more dates; Bass Drum of Death ready new LP (stream a track)"

Waxahatchee @ Saint Vitus 12/14/2023 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Clint Mansell

today in NYC
* Willie Nile @ Joe's Pub
* Waxahatchee @ 285 Kent
* Ron Sexsmith @ City Winery
* The People's Temple @ Union Pool
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* B.J. Novak (from The Office) @ UCB
* The Black Crowes @ The Capitol Theatre
* Matt Shipp and Ivo Perelman @ The Stone
* Matt Shipp and Darius Jones @ The Stone
* Super Lonely, Bedroom Eyes @ Cameo Gallery
* Darwin Deez, Caged Animals @ Bowery Ballroom
* Joshua James, Isaac Russell @ Mercury Lounge
* Meat Puppets, The World Takes @ Mercury Lounge
* Clint Mansell @ Church of St. Paul The Apostle
* Jessie Ware, MS MR @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sticklips, The Dang-It Bobby's @ Pete's Candy Store
* Futurist, Forts, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! @ Silent Barn
* Terra Naomi, Grace Weber, Now vs. Now @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Elison Jackson, Throw Vision, Gondola, Eastern Hollows @ Big Snow
* The Loom, BELLS, Freddie T. and the People, Ha Ha You @ Cake Shop
* Sofa Club, Bowmont, Black Light Dinner, Party, Chainwave @ Pianos
* Golden Grrrls, Sea Lions, What Next?, Slonk Donkerson @ Glasslands
* Eugene Mimran, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, H Jon Benjamin @ The Bell House
* Swampboots, Hurricane Bells, The Suzan, The Majorleans @ The Bowery Electric
Big Terrific w/ Max Silverstri, Claudia Cogan, Michael Che, Emily Heller @ Cameo Gallery

UK group Golden Grrrls make their NYC live debut tonight at Glasslands with Sea Lions. Check out their new video, "Take Your Time," below.

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by Bill Pearis

Golden Grrrls

When last we wrote about shambolic UK janglepoppers Golden Grrrls, we knew there was going to be a NYC show on April 3 but we didn't know where or with whom. Now we do. The show happens at Glasslands and their Slumberland labelmates Sea Lions are also on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Golden Grrrls' self-titled debut is out February 26 and you can stream a few tracks from it below.

Somewhat confusingly, for those who don't follow this sort of stuff closely, on the same day Slumberland is also releasing The New Life, which is the new album from Irish band Girls Names. Sonically, the two bands don't have much in common, with Girls Names playing a much gothier strain of indie that has more than a little in common with Crystal Stilts. You can stream a track from that album below.

And while I'm using terms like "shambolic" and "indie" I would be remiss to not mention that the elder statesmen of shambolic Scottish indie, The Pastels, will release Slow Summits at some point this year via Domino Records. Not counting the collaborative album they made with Tenniscoats in 2009, this will be The Pastels' first album in 16 years. You can watch a trailer for Slow Summits below.

Lists of dates, streams and Pastels album trailer below...

Continue reading "Sea Lions added to Golden Grrrls' NYC live debut; Girls Names releasing new album; so are The Pastels"

by Bill Pearis


As mentioned before, UK group Golden Grrrls have their new album coming out February 26 and they've just released a new track from the album to whet your whistle. Check out "Past Tense" below. Golden Grrrls are not shy about their love of '80s Flying Nun bands like The Clean and Verlaines and that influence is evident here.

After a West Coast tour with Veronica Falls in March, Golden Grrrls will be heading East for a few shows, including one in NYC on April 3 at a venue still to be determined. All Golden Grrls tour dates are listed below, along with the song stream.

Continue reading "Golden Grrrls announce East Coast tour dates, share a new song from their forthcoming LP (stream it)"

by Bill Pearis

golden grrrls

Glasgow/London trio Golden Grrrls have been around for a couple years, having released a few singles and a cassette via UK label Nightschool. With boy/girl vocals and shambolic sound, the band are direct sonic descendants of The Pastels' school of indiepop. The band have signed with Slumberland in the U.S. who will release their self-titled debut album on February 26. You can stream the album's closing track, "We've Got...," below.

The band will head to North America in the new year for a few West Coast dates with their Slumberland labelmates Veronica Falls. No East Coast dates as of yet, but homefully they'll stop in NYC on their way to or from those shows. All upcoming dates are below, along with the new track stream, album art and track list, plus streams of a couple previous Golden Grrrls releases.

Continue reading "Golden Grrrls sign to Slumberland, releasing debut LP and touring West Coast with Veronica Falls in 2013"