Entries tagged with: Gun Outfit
by Andrew Sacher
LA-via-Olympia band Gun Outfit followed 2013's Hard Coming Down with a new album, Dream All Over, last week on Paradise of Bachelors. Like past releases, it's punk in spirit but somewhere between slowcore and psychedelic folk in sound -- like if the Meat Puppets were channeling On the Beach more than Crazy Horse. The sitar on this album is especially nice too. You can listen to the whole thing below.
Gun Outfit have a few shows scheduled with more TBA, and two of the announced dates happen in NYC: December 4 at Union Pool and December 12 at Alphaville. Tickets for UP are on sale now and Alphaville should be on sale soon.
All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
photo: Superheaven @ Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Amityville Music Hall
Superheaven offer one of the most convincing takes on '90s grunge (even if they hate being called that) of most modern bands doing that kind of thing, and Diamond Youth seem to worship at the house that Josh Homme built (they're good at it too). Openers Rozwell Kid have kind of a rock star Weezer Green Album thing going on. This BV-presented tour already hit NYC, and tonight it's nearby on Long Island.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Tonstartsbandht @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's two-drummer-powered King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard attack NYC tonight, with strong support from New Orleans party garage duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Tonstartsbandht.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Buscabulla @ Warsaw
UMO got decidedly more funky on their new album, Multi-Love, which could make tonight's sold-out show quite the party.
Van Morrison, Taj Mahal @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend Van Morrison released an album of duets this year but expect this show to touch on the many facets of his long, varied career. And for "Gloria" to be the encore.
James Murphy VS Eric Duncan @ Output
While these days he's got his hands full with new wine bar/restaurant Four Horsemen, onetime LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy still gets his fingers on wax, spinning records of various vintages.
Decline of Western Civilization @ BAM / Afterparty @ Rough Trade
Long out of print, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally coming out on DVD. There's a screening of the first film (the punk one) at BAM followed by a Q&A with Spheeris. After that you can head to Rough Trade to see an all-star band perform X's Los Angeles in full, and Citizen Blast Kane peform Black Flag and Circle Jerks covers. It's free with your BAM ticket; $7 without.
Future Punx, Eaters, Nuraxi @ Alphaville
Old pals Future Punx and Eaters team up again for this show at Alphaville, should be fun.
Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi @ Union Hall
Is this new Wrens album ever going to come out? Grill frontman Charles Bissel tonight at this benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154.
Kids In the Hall @ Town Hall
Forty-three Helens agree: Kids in the Hall remain some of the funniest guys on the planet and this show -- a mix of new material and classic characters -- should be a lot of fun.
Local H, Aeges @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Chicago rockers Local H are still going strong, having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band this year and released their eighth album, Hey, Killer, in April.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their first of four Radio City shows.
Gun Outfit, Ivy, Ornament, Laced @ Trans-Pecos
Psych/slowcore-ish band Gun Outfit just played NYC twice during Northside Fest, and now they're gracing us with one more before heading home to Olympia. Local punks Ivy are worth catching too.
Azar Swan, Clay Rendering, Them Are Us Too, Pawns @ Palisades
Azar Swan make goth pop in the Zola Jesus realm, while Clay Rendering aim for more difficult, industrial-tinged sounds.
Eddi Front, Elisa Ambrogio, Lacrymosa @ Union Pool
It's been three years since Eddi Front released her debut EP and she's just now finishing up her first album. Her spare, spooky piano style should sound nice in Union Pool's intimate performance space. Be sure to catch Magik Markers singer Elsia Ambrogio
Palm, Dogs on Acid, White Pisces, Littlefoot @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Dogs On Acid include members of emo revival OGs Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, and White Pisces have members of pre-Snowing band Street Smart Cyclist, but with these projects the bands offer up '90s-style grunge and indie rock. DBTS is a pretty cozy space, making it a great environment for this kind of stuff.
Total Babes, The Glazzies @ Rough Trade
If you like classic-style '90s indie rock (think Sebadoh or Wedding Present), Total Babes do it very well, with lots of punky energy and sneery attitude. As you may know, the band includes Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings.
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Gates, Prawn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Summer-y emo revival band A Great Big Pile of Leaves are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their 2010 debut, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, by playing it in full at this show. Gates and AGBPOL's likeminded Topshelf labelmates Prawn open the show.
Love As Laughter @ HiFi
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form. This is a free show.
Ovlov (farewell show), Bluffing, Hellrazor, Spook The Herd, Very Fresh @ Shea Stadium
Exploding In Sound band Ovlov are calling it quits after this show, and they're going out with a pretty cool bill. Hellrazor is the band of Speedy Ortiz drummer Mike Falcone, and Spook The Herd is the band of Grass Is Green's Jesse Weiss, and it also includes a couple Ovlov members.
Against Me!, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl and The Flight @ Starland Ballroom
Against Me! already played a free NYC show on this tour, but if you missed it or need to see their killer live show again, you can head to NJ tonight and do just that.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Bell Witch - 'Four Phantoms' artwork
The day 1 lineup includes Fred Thomas, Gun Outfit, Mitski and Dreamcrusher. Tickets are on sale.
And day 2 is Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase (their metal column), and that one features Bell Witch, Akitsa, Alberich and special guests. Tickets are on sale for that one too. Flyers for both, below.
Gun Outfit, who haven't been in NYC in a while, were also recently announced for another Northside showcase. They play the Wharf Cat Records showcase on June 13 at Shea Stadium with The Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky and Psychic Blood. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Gun Outfit and Ukiah Drag also both play Berserktown in LA.
Bell Witch recently released their newest album, Four Phantoms. Stream that, with the Pitchfork flyers, below...
by Bill Pearis
Royal Trux (photo by Nine Gouveia)
The Berserktown II festival is happening August 14-16 in Los Angeles and they have expanded their lineup quite a bit since we last posted, with some potentially exciting additions. First and foremost is duo Royal Trux, with Neil Michael Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema performing under the RT name for the first time in 15 years. Herrema will also play with her current concern, Black Bananas and Hagerty is part of Dan'l Boone who are also playing the fest.
Also on board for Berserktown II are another Royal: Australia's awesome Royal Headache who haven't been to the US in three years (and haven't really played a whole lot since then anywhere). Other notable Berserktown II additions include Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, Power Trip, Sheer Mag, The Ukiah Drag, Lust for Youth, Helm, Puce Mary, Vexx, Wax Idols, and The Mob (who visited from the UK earlier this year). Those join previously announced artists Dead Moon, Total Control, Thee Oh Sees, White Lung, Screaming Females, Priests and more.
Tickets and festival passes are on sale now. Full daily lineups are listed, along with Berserktown II poster, below.
In related news, Neil Michael Hagerty will play Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on May 28 with fellow noisemakers PC Worship and long-running CT-based band Sore Eros. Tickets are on sale.
Total Control, Dead Moon, Thee Oh Sees, White Lung, Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement, Amen Dunes, Gun Outfit, Milk Music, and more will play Los Angeles festival Beserktown II from August 14 - 16. This marks the first US show for Total Control since 2013 -- main man Mikey Young is not a fan of touring -- and festival organizers are saying it's the band's only North American date of 2015. (Apparently it's their first show period since releasing Typical System.) The fest also marks a reunion of Denmark's No Hope For The Kids. Festival passes are on sale now. All announced Beserktown II acts are listed below.
Reformed Pacific Northwest punks Dead Moon will also be in NYC in June.
by Andrew Sacher
Gun Outfit in Chicago last month (more by Sara Pieper)
As mentioned, Olympia's Gun Outfit are on a tour this year and it hits NYC for two shows this week. The first show is TONIGHT (5/2) at Cake Shop with Piano Movers, and the second show is Friday (5/3) at Union Pool with Pampers, Big Ups, and Ornament (flyer below). Their new album, Hard Coming Down is a nice dose of psychedelic slowcore recorded with a punk/DIY approach. It kinda sounds like Hole when the girl sings and like latter-day Thurston Moore when the guy sings. If you haven't heard it yet, streams of two songs and a spotify widget of the album are below. Updated tour dates are listed below too.
NYC punks Big Ups, who open Gun Outfit's Union Pool show, have other local shows this month too. They play Silent Barn on May 9 with Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce, Very Rare and Bluffing; and Big Snow on May 22 with another solid local punk band, Low Fat Getting High, Brooklyn indie rockers Radical Dads (for whom the show is a release party for their new album, Rapid Reality), and Miniboone. Big Ups also play during Northside. Stream their sludgy, sarcastic, post-hardcore half of their split 7" with Flagland at the bottom of this post.
UPDATE: Big Ups also play May 30 at FUZZ and July 18 at Shea Stadium with Low Fat Getting High (EP release), Flagland, and Vulture Shit.
All dates are listed, along with all song streams and the Union Pool show flyer, below...
Next week, look for Gun Outfit to release their latest long-player Hard Coming Down due on April 2nd via PPM (run by Dean Spunt of No Age). The twelve track effort features "Flyin' Low, Maria" and "Lau Blues" (both streaming below), dark garage epics that recall Dinosaur Jr, some of Slint's somber clean tones and Hole's softer moments.
Gun Outfit are currently braving the interstate system of North America, and will head to NYC for a pair of dates at Cake Shop on 5/2 with Piano Movers and Union Pool on 5/3.
All tour dates are listed below below.
Moss Icon @ Mohawk - 6/3/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Moss Icon played their first show in more than ten years last night at Mohawk (6/3). The Chaos in Tejas event was the band's only scheduled show thus far, and the "rock band" (their words, from our recent interview with Tonie Joy) were joined by performances from Iceage, Ceremony, Give, and Thou with a second stage featuring Pygmy Lush and Gun Outfit. Head to BrooklynVegan Austin for a full set of Moss Icon photos.
Saint Vitus @ Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by BBG)
Chaos in Tejas (May 31-June 3 in Austin) have announced ANOTHER batch of bands to add to their ridiculous lineup including Saint Vitus, Church of Misery, No Statik, Toys That Kill, Pegasus, Martial Canterel, Anasazi, Bloodwing (mems of The Spits, who are on tour soon), Harm's Way, Hatred Surge, the Hex Dispensers, John Wesley Coleman, Joyce Manor, and many many others. The current full lineup and flyer is below and tickets are FINALLY going on sale TODAY (1/31).
Doom legends Saint Vitus are currently preparing their new LP Lillie: F-65 for Season of Mist. The record, their eighth and first in seventeen years (!), is tentatively set for release at the end of March. More details are forthcoming.
In related news, members of Mind Eraser also serve as personnel in Magic Circle, another Chaos in Tejas band. Look for Magic Circle to team with Pilgrim (who we recently interviewed), Windhand, and Natur at Public Assembly on March 1st.
The updated Chaos in Tejas lineup is below along with the flyer.
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Marcus Lauer
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees' third of four shows while in town was the first edition of Jelly's biweekly Saturday series at the Rock Yard, a new space in a gravel-floored, barbed-wire-surrounded lot. Whatever was there before, it's been cleaned up nicely with walls of Jelly-branded graffiti, vendors selling beer ($4), Jell-O shots, frozen boozy lemonade and hot dogs, and the McCarren relic inflatable slip 'n slide.
Thee Oh Sees played a jammier set than at their Seaport show the night before. One constant was Help's "Enemy Destruct," one of their catchiest tunes, caught on video below. Brigid's light-blue student-model Wurlitzer seemed to konk out during soundcheck, so she stuck to vocals and sleigh bells, while frontman John Dwyer found new destinations for his endless supply of saliva.
Thee Oh Sees will be back in NYC for a September 21st show at Santos. Tickets are on sale.
The next free Rock Yard show is July 31st with the Skeletons Big Band, Family Band and Priestbird. Skeletons (not big band) play Death By Audio on Wednesday with Peter Evans/Tim Dahl/Mike Pride trio and "Sam Mickens & Darius Jones play the Dead Science."
All Skeletons tour dates and video of the Big Band in action at Roulette, with more Rock Yard pictues and a video, below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Jelly's new Saturday series of free summer shows kicked off Saturday afternoon at their new outdoor space they've called Rock Yard. Originally a bit lacking in the exciting lineup department, the show suddenly became much more tempting when they announced the addition of Thee Oh Sees after the Seaport show (which by the way meant that last year Thee Oh Sees played Siren and this year they were coincidentally competing with it). And there was slip 'n slide.....
So, remember those six free shows that are happening? Here they are....
words & photos by BBG, Off! photos by Brian Reilly
Steve Brooks of Torche is all smiles
OK, guilty as charged. Though there were a zillion other incredible bands all rockin across Austin at that exact same moment, but I chose to see Torche a SECOND time at Beerland on 3/18 (the first was at the BV Day party). The party was called Kill Your Idols and its lineup proved to be much more eclectic, featuring various strains of punk (old school, indie, bratty, garage, post) amongst the lineup with bands like Off! (featuring Keith Morris of Circle Jerks, Mario of Earthless & others), Gun Outfit (80s Sonic Youth-y style post-punk currently on Post Present Medium, owned by Allen Spunt of No Age), Audacity (super bratty punk featuring Damian Edwards of Crystal Antlers), and Charlie & The Moonhearts (garage-y melodic punk).
Off! (by Brian Reilly)
Hey All!I missed Off! at this show (Brian was there though), but caught them later at MWTX (pics for the latter still to come). Their short blasts of riffy 80s punk rock bliss were awesome. Hopefully this band is real, and not just a one off project. I arrived at the show in time to see Gun Outfit who featured some excellent song-writing but lacked in the live show department; I'd be curious to hear their full-length. Audacity were unhinged with energy -almost irritatingly so. Charlie & The Moonhearts struck a balance between the two with both fun stage energy and catchy songs. Torche, well they whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
Keith Morris has a new band.......OFF! which is made up of Steve McDonald from REDD KROSS on bass, Dimitri Coats from the BURNING BRIDES on guitar, Mario Rubalcaba formerly of HOT SNAKES,CLIKITAT IKATOWI,ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and currently in EARTHLESS on drums, & Keith on vocals.
Add OFF! to your friends & check out their upcoming shows @ SXSW in Austin,Texas!
More pics and some video of Torche performing "Tarpit Carnivore" (my favorite Torche jam) are below...