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photo: Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Yo La Tengo, Nick Lowe @ Kings Theatre
This is a special tour for Yo La Tengo, playing as a four piece with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar but otherwise going mostly acoustic. Making things Kings Theatre show extra extra special: an opening set from the great Nick Lowe.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Steely Dan are back for another multi-night run at Beacon Theatre and each night is a different theme. Tonight it's 1976's The Royal Scam in full, plus a set of hits.

Drinks (Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley), Droor, Big Search @ Baby's All Right
Cate Le Bon played guitar in White Fence last year and she and frontman Tim Presley began writing songs together. It's probably the strangest album either have made.

Dillinger Four, Night Birds, Big Eyes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Melodic punk greats Dillinger Four haven't played NYC in years, so it's exciting that they're finally returning this weekend for two shows. Both have killer like-minded openers too. Sold out.

Red Fang, Whores, Wild Throne @ Palisades
This is a good bill all around of heavy rock, with the stoner-y Red Fang, the noisy Whores, and the proggy Wild Throne.

Mew, The Dodos @ Webster Hall
Mew put out their first album in six years earlier this year, and it picks up right where their prog/dream/pop blend left off. Nobody does it quite like Mew and they're still in killer form. The Dodos of course not to miss.

Mew @ Rough Trade
Before the Webster show, Mew does an afternoon acoustic in-store at Rough Trade. You have to purchase the album from the Rough Trade store and get a wristband to get in.

Other Lives @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Other Lives put out a pretty great new album this year, but this weekend they're focusing on something different. They're presenting the world premiere of Reconfiguration: An Evening with Other Lives, which "reconceives the acclaimed indie rock band's live show as an immersive theatrical experience helmed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company cofounder Terry Kinney." They do it again tomorrow too.

Band of Heathens, Cory Branan @ Mercury Lounge
Austin's Band of Heathens are headlining this show, and if you're going we recommend showing up for country punk singer Cory Branan too.

Alice Cohen, Jerry Paper, King Cyst @ Alphaville
King Cyst is Luka Usmiani who used to be in Big Troubles and is now bassist in Ducktails. His new record sounds like a lost Kevin Ayers' record: proggy psych-pop with weird forays into jazz.

Olga Bell, Mari Kimura & Jon Rose, DJ Brandon Stosuy, DJ Robin Carolan @ National Sawdust
Olga Bell is a current member of Dirty Projectors, but she's also been an accomplished solo artist for a while now. Her new EP Incitation comes out in a week and she plays this show ahead of its release.

Eleanor Friedberger @ BAM Cafe
Part of the Onassis festival at BAM, Eleanor will be performing solo at this free show. 7 PM.

Deaf Wish, Richard Papiercuts @ Cake Shop
Their name is no joke: Australia's Deaf Wish are one of the loudest bands around and will pummel your eardrums senseless. In a good way, of course. Not wearing earplugs would be a mistake, though.

"Fable" @ Knockdown Center
Some of you may remember "Debut," the ambitious, large-scale production by Derrick Belcham (La Blogotheque) and choreographer Emily Terndrup (Sleep No More) that happened last year at The Knockdown Center and featured music by Porcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi, Julianna Barwick and more. Those folks are teaming up again for another large-scale production that again merges independent music, immersive dance theater and large-scale art installation, titled "Fable."

Seoul, Young Ejecta, Lightning Bug @ Rough Trade
Montreal's Seoul make airy synthpop that recalls the days of '80s band like The Dream Academy, The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout. Their debut album, I Become a Shade, is worth checking out, as is their live show.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Sannhet, Pawns @ Saint Vitus Bar
Their second straight night at Vitus, APTBS tonight take a different, harsher tack tonight with openers Sannhet and Pawns.

Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Janet Varney, John Hodgman & more @ The Bell House
Popular Los Angeles stage show "Thrilling Adventure Hour" returns to The Bell House tonight for two sold out shows.

Electric Six, Yip Deceiver @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Electric Six's new album, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, is the band's 11th album and offers up balls-to-the-wall riff rock, plinky synthpop, sleazo-disco, cowpunk and other diversions, all unified via the unwaveringly bravado of frontman Dick Valentine who muses, this time, on themes of mortality.

DJ /rupture, Dutch E Germ, Lamin Fofana @ Trans-Pecos
The pseudonym of Jace Clayton, DJ /rupture used three turntables to spin his magic, which defies genre and style.

Gringo Star, Golden Animals, Las Hormiguitas @ Cameo Gallery
It's an evening of garage psych, headlined by Atlanta mainstays Gringo Star. Not too many chances to check out Cameo.

Horse Meat Disco @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

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photo: The Loft @ Cameo Gallery in May (more by PSquared)
The loft at Cameo Gallery

UPDATE: It's official... Cameo will close on November 21.

More changes to the Williamsburg club scene. Though no official announcement has been made (and, update: the club say it's not true), we hear (and have been hearing for a while) that Cameo Gallery will be closing soon. It opened in the back of the Lovin' Cup Cafe on North 6th St in 2008 (who saw Mumford & Sons there in 2009?).

A look at their calendar has nothing booked for September past the 9/19 edition of Mondo!, and only one show for October (Gringo Starr on 10/10). Their streamer-lined ceiling is second only to Glasslands' clouds as iconic Williamsburg club backdrops went. It will be sad to see those go.

UPDATE: Cameo reached out and says this is "all rumors right now! Not true." We hope so!

In the last year, Williamsburg has lost Death by Audio, Glasslands, Spike Hill, Trash Bar (which closed officially on June 27th), and more.

Also: that 9/19 edition of Mondo! will be the last for the long-running indiepop danceparty which is calling it quits after 11 years of playing "This Charming Man" and other favorites. Before Cameo, Mondo! threw down at Don Hill's. We'll miss ya, Mondo.

Big Terrific, the long-running, weekly comedy show at Cameo, already said goodbye earlier this year.

Check out a few videos from the club, below...

Continue reading "Cameo Gallery is closing? (and Mondo! too)"

Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)

NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.

Full list below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2014 adds a ton of more artists"

Big Guava

Florida gets a new festival this year with the inaugural Big Guava Music Festival which goes down from May 2-4 across four stages in Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds and Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater. They're promising thrill rides and craft beers in addition to the music lineup which is another one for Outkast, plus Vampire Weekend, Haim, Girl Talk, Tegan and Sara, Violent Femmes, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Jacuzzi Boys and more.

Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/18) at 10 AM. Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Big Guava Festival 2014 lineup (Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Violent Femmes, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, more)"


The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"


Cincinnati, OH festival Bunbury Music Festival is returning for its second year from July 12 - 14, 2013. The lineup was just announced and it includes MGMT (who were also just announced for Firefly Music Festival), The National (who were also just announced for Bonnaroo and have a huge Brooklyn show coming up), Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo (who just announced a tour together, which includes a Prospect Park show), Camera Obscura, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Savoir Adore, Bear Hands, Oberhofer, We Are Scientists, Chairlift, Cake, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Devotchka, Those Darlins, Buffalo Killers, Sky Ferreira, and more.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Cincinnati festival Bunbury Music Festival 2013 lineup & tix (MGMT, The National, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo & more)"

Radical Dads

Brooklyn indie rock trio Radical Dads are busy working on their sophomore album, but in the meantime they've contributed a track to a four-way split 7" single titled Torrential Zen which pits them and another Brooklyn band, Dinosaur Feathers, against two band from Milwaukee: The Fatty Acids, and Sat. Nite Duets, You can stream RD's contribution, "Holidays Underwater," below.

The single is out Friday (11/9) and you can buy one from the band directly that night when they open for Forgetters at Death by Audio. Radical Dads and Dinosaur Feathers will both play an official Torrential Zen release party happening November 16 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Laser Background and Dead Stars. The only other show on RD's horizon is January 18 at Glasslands with Georgia garage rockers Gringo Star and Backwords. Advance tickets for that one are available.

Speaking of Forgetters (the project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil's Blake Schwarzenbach and Against Me!'s Kevin Mahon), they recently announced their new bassist, following the departure of former bassist, Caroline Paquita. The duo will now be joined by Michelle Proffit, frontwoman of Hiretsukan. You can also catch Forgetters opening for Bouncing Souls at one of their holiday shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park (12/29).

Radical Dads track stream is below.

Continue reading "Radical Dads have a new song on split-7", playing shows (dates & stream); Forgetters have a new bassist"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Howlies - Chimera (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gringo Star - All Y'all (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Spacecamp - Girls on Bikes (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Swirlies - Chris R. (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Swirlies - Bell (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Real Estate - Suburban Beverage (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Uninhabitable Mansions - We Misplaced a Cobra in the Uninhabitable Mansion (on WFMU) (MP3)

Cinema 16

For about a year now, Cinema 16 has been giving short films a live soundtrack courtesy of local bands. Up till now, it's been happening at the Starr Space in Bushwick, but tonight (2/25) Cinema 16 heads to The Bell House for a double feature with four shorts and original music from Wild Yaks and Artanker Convoy.

Cinema 16

Wild Yaks perform to leftist group Public Theater's Pie in the Sky and Edwin S. Porter's early cinema (1906) short Dream of a Rarebit Fiend. I actually caught them doing this at Cinema 16 a couple weeks ago and their ramshackle, Tom Waits-y wailing rock fit well especially with the Depression-era Pie in the Sky (which stars Elia Kazan!). Artanker Convoy, whose music leans toward the instrumental, atmospheric and trippy, are a more obvious fit for this kind of project. They'll be performing to an abstract animation by Harry Smith and Robert Enrico's Oscar-winning 1962 short, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which was shown in America as an episode of The Twilight Zone. Again, both bands have composed original music for this that's unlikely to be heard anywhere else, so it's definitely something worth checking out. Also: free ice cream.


Thursday (2/26) at Death By Audio are two of Atlanta's better rock bands (and there are a lot of 'em down there, let me tell you): Howlies and Gringo Starr. I particularly like the Howlies, who are celebrating the release of their debut album, Trippin' With the Howlies, which is one of the more fun rock records I've heard in a while. While steeped in nods to the '60s (surf rock, the Zombies, Love, the Troggs, etc) they've got good songwriting chops to go along with their good taste. Gringo Star, apart from the groan-worthy name (though it's better than A Fir-Ju Well which is what they used to be called), are a garage-rockin' party band not unlike Mando Diao that don't seem to have more of an agenda than having a good time. (And wanting you to have a good time too.) Which these days, should be enough. I can't say I listen to their latest album, All Y'all, a whole lot but they're fun live. Also on the bill: Brooklyn-via-Brazil duo Soundscapes who make '80s-inspired ethereal guitar pop, and Bonnie Baxter who you may have seen open for Apes and Androids at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.


Friday (2/27): The Spicy Times blog (a joint production of the ladies behind Jinners and I Rock I Roll) is having its monthly party at Union Hall with a pretty great lineup with two bands I've written about before: Uninhabitable Mansions that features Robbie and Tyler from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Annie of Au Revoir Simone and who will be selling their debut 7" at the show; and Spacecamp, who are as we speak finishing up work as backing band on Lightspeed Champion's second album. Maybe they'll bring him along? Weirder things have happened. Also on the bill: Staten Island's all-girl seven-piece Vessels and free Colt 45.

Also Friday is that Swirlies show at Mercury Lounge, their first NYC show in five years. Swirlies also play Philly tomorrow (2/26) and Boston on Saturday (2/28).


Saturday (2/28): It's Cake Shop's monthly The World's Birthday Party party. If your birthday is in February you get free admission, a gift at the door and two free drink tickets. If you're not a February child, it's $8. Bands include Boston's Major Stars who should light up the joint with their stoner hard rock riffs, and Spectre Folk which features Mike of Magik Markers.

Real Estate
Real Estate

Late night Saturday at Cake Shop, it's a free show with New Jersey's Real Estate who are kind of getting a ton of hype right now from the likes of Pitchfork and Stereogum and Gorilla Vs Bear and others, all on the back of one three-song, white vinyl 7" which I have to admit I do like a lot. (Also having Matt Mondanile [aka Ducktails] in the group doesn't hurt.) Galaxie 500 seems to be the go-to reference for Real Estate and there is that dreamy vibe to their songs, but I'd also site criminally-overlooked '90s band Acetone as well. They've got a second 7" due out soon on Woodsist, so don't expect the interest to die down anytime soon. In addition to the Cake shop show, Real Estate have shows next week at Glasslands and Dead Herring, as well as an upcoming tour that includes a bunch of stops in Austin during SXSW (though none of them at official showcases). All tour dates at the end of the post.

Also Saturday: lovers of shoegaze, dreampop and goth should head straight to Mercury Lounge for a pretty stellar bill of Mahogany, The Depreciation Guild, Blacklist, Cruel Black Dove, and Home Video. Tickets are on sale.

That's all for this week. Tour dates and some videos after the jump....

Continue reading "Real Estate, Cinema 16, Howlies, Spicy Times, Major Stars, Mahogany, Swirlies & more in This Week in Indie "

Golden Animals

"A few years back, Tommy Eisner was a bowl-haired alt-folkie strumming wintry ballads in Brooklyn and palling around with Moldy Peaches crooner Adam Green. The Tommy Eisner who performs around town [this] week--at the Cake Shop and Santos Party House, both December 10, and at Don Pedro in Brooklyn, the following night--may be unrecognizable to anyone who remembers him. Reflecting the influence of his new home, Los Angeles--albeit that city circa 1969--Eisner now has enough facial hair and paisley-guru duds to resemble an extra in a Charles Manson biopic."
That quote is from NY Magazine who asks, "Golden Animals fled Williamsburg for L.A.'s bluesier pastures. Will Brooklyn welcome them back?". All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Golden Animals - 2008 Tour Dates (3 NYC shows)"

Portastatic @ Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)

It's the "CMJ Artist Lounge at Red Bull Space Presented By Paste, KCRW.com, and indie outlaw." Open to CMJ artist badges all day. Free to the public at night. Band schedule and flyer below...

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Black Lips @ MAxwells



here's what happened: due to recent fights at the venue's weekend parties, the 83rd Precinct & the NYS Liquor Commission have suddenly, temporarily banned -all- alcohol from the Ridgewood Temple - we can't sell it (we had applied & paid for a license) and you can't bring it in yourself. We went to pick up our license to sell today and this is the news we got! Faced with the prospect of a completely dry Black Lips show (that wouldn't work now, would it?), we've decided to relocate the show. Sorry, this all happened with no notice! S'OK THO - THIS SHOW WILL BE AWESOME & MARKET HOTEL IS TERRIFIC!!


The above photo was taken by Leia Jospe the other night @ Maxwell's.