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by Victor Massari

Alex G
Alex G

20-year-old Philly singer/songwriter Alex G has a vast discography with multiple releases dating back to 2010. On his two most recent LPs, Rules, and Trick, he captures the essence of songwriters like Elliott Smith and Isaac Brock, while combining elements of psychedelia and experimentation. On record, he plays almost all the instruments himself, but live he's joined by a full band, who add a sense of fullness not heard on his lo-fi recordings. You can catch him with that band in NYC when they play Knitting Factory on January 5 with Great Caesar, The Guru and Cold Fronts. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's his only announced date at the moment.

Maybe you caught him in NYC last month when he played the Birdtapes Halloween party at Silent Barn with Boy Crush (Sean from High Pop), Trace Mountains (Dave from LVL UP), Shelf Life (Scotty from Olive Drab), and Starry Cat (Sam from Julia Brown).

Also on that bill was likeminded songwriter R.L. Kelly (aka Rachel of Kiss Kiss Fantastic), who Alex recently released a split with on Birdtapes, which you can stream below.

R.L. Kelly is also featured on a new compilation tape put together by the THE LE SIGH, a new zine and blog highlighting women in music and art, which Birdtapes is also releasing. Other artists featured on the tape include Potty Mouth, Priests, and Frankie Cosmos. The compilation is in honor of The LE SIGH zine's debut issue, which will be celebrated with a launch party at Silent Barn on November 17. Frankie Cosmos is playing the party, along with Baby Mollusk, Lizard Kisses, and Whatever, Dad. The zine+tape bundle will be available to purchase at the show, and gets released online the next day (11/18).

Flyer for that party, along with song streams and live videos below...

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Tickets to see Built To Spill at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Lee Ranaldo and The Dust at The Bell House go on sale today at 10 AM.

Local H and Monkey Paw are playing Santos Party House on October 5. Tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Great Caesar are playing Studio at Webster Hall on October 21. Tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for AGBPOL's Bell House show with mewithoutYou are still available.

Tickets to see Junip at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets to see Toy at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Elf Power at Knitting Factory go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Wavves, King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Clinic show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Justin Timberlake at Barclays Center and Izod Center go on Livenation/LN Mobile App presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Braids show at Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets to see Metric open for Paramore at Madison Square Garden go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Noah & the Whale show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

India.Arie is playing Beacon Theatre on November 2 and The Paramount on November 3. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Tickets to the John Legend show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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by Bill Pearis

Peace
Peace

With their EP Delicious release of September 2012, Birmingham's Peace showcased four distinct sides to their musical personality. There was the twitchy Foals-like number; another harking back to the ragged blues-rock of The Doors. The EP was high in quality, but posed a question: just what do Peace really sound like?

2013 will provide the answer - although the shape this blossoming band settles on is likely to be left malleable. Comparisons to Vampire Weekend and Friendly Fires are impressive on-paper parallels. But Peace are hinting at something rather more singular, and they'll want to deliver music that connects with unique effect, rather than via echoes of recent past. - [BBC Sound of 2013]

UK group Peace (not to be confused with Vancouver punk band of the same name) are on the "longlist" for BBC's Sound of 2013 poll and their single "California Daze" came in at #13 on NME's Best Singles of 2012 list. As mentioned above, there's is a Foals-esque vibe to their music, but comparisons could be made to Mystery Jets as well. You can stream "California Daze" below and watch a few music videos as well, including one for their new single, "Wraith."

New Yorkers (or visitors to the area) who want to see what al the fuss is about in person will have that opportunity next week, as Peace are making a quick American visit to both coasts next week and will be in NYC on December 19 for two shows. They play a free early show (7PM) at Pianos, and will then head across the Williamsburg bridge to play Glasslands, opening for Touché, a show that also has Rarechild, and Night Shining on the bill. Tickets are still available. If you can't make it to those shows, Peace will be back in 2013 for SXSW which may include some non-Austin dates as well, we'll see.

San Fermin
San Fermin

If you're going to that Pianos show and want to stick around, the show immediately after (doors at 8PM, but not free) features a headlining set from Brooklyn's San Fermin a group that features Ellis Ludwig-Leone who has worked (as an assistant to Nico Muhly) on arrangements for The National, Passion Pit, Sufjan Stevens, and more. Sam Fermin (that also features Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius) make music equally indebted to indie rock and theatre, and you can stream a track below which is from their self-titled debut, out in February 2013. The late show at Pianos also has Annie & the Beekeepers and Great Caesar on the bill and advance tickets ($8) are available.

Tour dates, videos are streams are below...

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Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Merchandise

You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything EveythingMr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.

One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).

A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.

Continue reading "CMJ announces second round of artists; Merchandise is here, catch them three times this week (tonight at WIERD)"