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Soundgarden fan accidentally wanders into 2011 parade (more by Chris La Putt)
Halloween

Not that there was any doubt but the Village Halloween Parade, having suffered Sandy-related setbacks, is officially back, having met it's $50k Kickstarter goal with three days to spare (via Gothamist).

With that settled, what's your prediction for most overdone costume this year?

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A NYC branch of Manchester megaclub Sankeys has been in the works for a while, but it is now finally set to open at 29 W. 36th St. (formerly District 36). The space will be outfitted with, for the gearheads out there, a Void Incubus sound system as well as "the world's first hydraulic LED Grid Matrix system." The first night for Sankeys will be Halloween with DJ sets from Reboot, No Regular Play, My Favorite Robot, and Dave Rosario. Advance tickets are on sale now. A flyer for Sankeys NYC's opening slate is below.

The original Sankeys opened in Manchester, UK in 1994 in a warehouse that formerly housed a Sankeys Soap factory (hence the name) and shut its doors for good this past spring. The club has also operates a branch in club capital, Ibiza, since 2011.

If you missed it, check out other things to do in NYC on Halloween too.

Continue reading "NYC arm of megaclub Sankeys to finally open on Halloween"

by Andrew Sacher

Zebra Katz at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Zebra Katz

We recently discussed a number of Halloween shows happening in NYC, and here's one that we missed with three local artists. Synth funk crew AVAN LAVA will team up with the gothy Light Asylum and rapper Zebra Katz, whose super fun live show proves "Ima Read" is no one hit wonder. Tickets for this Halloween party are on sale now, and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.

Zebra Katz recently collaborated with sugar-high pop duo Icona Pop on a one-off single, "My Party," which you can stream below...

Continue reading "AVAN LAVA, Light Asylum, and Zebra Katz playing NYC Halloween show (win tix!)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Raspberry Bulbs at Saint Vitus, August 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Raspberry Bulbs

Crusty metal/punk outfit Raspberry Bulbs put out their second album, the gruff ripper Deformed Worship, over the summer. That album, with a much fuller production than anything RB had done before, was on heavy rotation for a while; we played "Groping the Angel's Face," "Lusty Climbing," and others off Deformed Worship more than a few times on Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio. It was also a surprisingly fitting summer release--Deformed Worship had a palpable demented-surf vibe to it. Not something you'd expect from a band that is usually cited as having black metal leanings.

Since the release, though, things have been pretty quiet for the NYC-based band. They've played just a handful of shows locally and a couple on the road. Now, though, they'll be playing the Wednesday night party Nothing Changes on November 13 at Home Sweet Home with Pod Blotz.

Before that, Nothing Changes hosts the previously discussed Believer/Law Halloween Extravaganza on October 30 with YOU. The show is also a release show for Believer/Law's forthcoming 12", Matters of Life and Death, due out October 29 on Chondritic Sound. The Nothing Changes party is about two weeks after their previously discussed show with Iceage at Acheron (10/15), the first of the Danish punk band's two nights there.

UPDATE: Believer/Law dropped off the 10/30 Nothing Changes show and was replaced by Ell V Gore.

And, as mentioned, even sooner than that Automelodi will be playing Nothing Changes on Wednesday (10/9).

Stream tracks from Raspberry Bulbs, Believer/Law and Automelodi below...

Continue reading "Raspberry Bulbs playing a Nothing Changes party in November (Believer/Law and Automelodi first)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Vatican Shadow at Drone Activity in Progress in May (more by PSquared)
Vatican Shadow

We just discussed a slew of Halloween shows earlier this week, including Cypress Hill and Redman at Best Buy Theater (10/30) (tickets), the current iteration of The Misfits at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), and many more.

Brooklyn's Output just announced their Halloween (10/31) show, and it should appeal to those looking for something both sinister and dance-y. Dominick Fernow (Prurient) will headline as his "militant religious industrial" act Vatican Shadow with support from Raime, Silent Servant, Veronica Vasicka and Becka Diamond. Raime is performing what is being billed as their "AV premiere," so expect visuals. You should also expect this show to run late--doors are at 10pm, and Vatican Shadow typically doesn't bring his high-energy show to the stage until after midnight on a normal night. Tickets for the show are on sale here and here.

As we recently mentioned, Vatican Shadow has a new LP, Remember Your Black Day, coming out on 10/21 through Fernow's own Hospital Productions label.

The Output show is part of a tour that Raime is on, which hit San Francisco with Pharmakon last night (9/26) and also includes the Blackest Ever Black showcase in London with Dominick Fernow's power-electronics persona Prurient and Tropic of Cancer. All Raime dates are listed below.

Speaking of, Tropic of Cancer just released a beautiful and haunting video for "Plant Lilies in my Head" and recently put out her debut LP, Restless Idylls. Watch that video below.

In other Halloween news, as discussed, the NYC Halloween Parade is back for its 40th installment after being cancelled last-minute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year. The 11th-hour cancellation caused some financial hardship, and organizers have launched a Kickstarter. The campaign is a little less than half-way to its 50k goal.

Watch Tropic of Cancer's video, and see Raime's tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Vatican Shadow releasing a new LP, playing Halloween at Output w/ Raime; Tropic of Cancer made a video"

by Doug Moore

The Body

The Body are having a busy year. They've signed with Thrill Jockey, toured (including a two-night stand at the Acheron), and confirmed an appearance at next year's Gilead Media fest. Their Thrill Jockey debut, Christs, Redeemers, comes out on October 15. We've debuted a video for "An Altar or a Grave" -- one of the strongest cuts on the new record -- over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:

The video is about either someone being drowned or having their weighted corpse dumped deep water; either way, the blurred fluttering of the occasional milky-white hand jutting from the bundle of sinking, sodden rags says too much, about awful things. The string and vocal melodies interwoven throughout the bands plodding, toxic riffs simply drive home the feeling of despair and claustrophobia that exists in the silent, heavy tomb beneath the surface.
Check out the video and the full writeup over at IO.

The band has also announced a run of North American dates, including a Halloween show at Saint Vitus (which will undoubtedly be pretty weird) and a show with Neurosis in Portland in late November (which will undoubtedly be pretty awesome; tix). Tickets for the Saint Vitus show will be on sale soon via Ticketfly.

All dates are listed, along with those videos, below...

Continue reading "The Body released a video from new LP, announce tour, playing Saint Vitus on Halloween (dates)"

Halloween Cat

We were just talking about holiday shows in NYC in celebration of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, but before we get there, there's a ton of stuff to do for Halloween as well.

Like they've done in the past, Cypress Hill will play a show around then at Best Buy Theater on October 30 with Method Man collaborator Redman. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Zappa Plays Zappa (aka the band led by Frank Zappa's son Dweezil performing his father's music) are playing a Halloween eve show at Gramercy Theatre (10/30) and then on Halloween they play Beacon Theatre (10/31). Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

As discussed, Crystal Stilts, who just opened for Deerhunter, are playing a Halloween show at Bowery Ballroom. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that the show will be opened by Excepter and Zachary Cale. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The band that currently tours as The Misfits are celebrating in NYC the night before Halloween at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), then after Halloween (aka the Day of the Dead), they play NJ's Starland Ballroom (11/1) (tickets).

Meanwhile, original Misfits vocalist Glenn Danzig and his former bandmate Doyle are going on a tour together that hits NYC on October 18 at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Another punk option on Halloween is Cali vets The Dickies' previously discussed show at Knitting Factory (10/31). Tickets for that show are still available.

World/Inferno Friendship Society play their annual Hallowmas show at Warsaw on Halloween. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, Mark Lindsay is playing on Halloween at Bowery Electric with The Doughboys, St. Philips Escalator, The Connection and DJ Tony Lo-Fi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For something dancier, Gatekeeper, Mirror Mirror, DJ Bruno (Light Asylum), and DJ Nick (CHERYL) will take over Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Halloween. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Another similar option is catching DFA's Juan Maclean DJing Cameo on Halloween with Justin Strauss and Evan Michael. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Cameo show starts at 10 and Juan Maclean is doing a 3 hour set, so you can probably get there after seeing his DFA labelmates Holy Ghost! play Terminal 5 with Midnight Magic. Tickets for that show are still available.

Before Glasslands hosts the Peelander-Z show on Halloween, they'll "dress up" as The Black Lodge for a Twin Peaks party on October 25, the Friday before. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Jammy Halloween options include the Phil Lesh & Friends show at Capitol Theatre, which kicks off their 9-show NYC-area run, and Phish in Atlantic City, which kicks off their 3-night run in AC.

And what's Halloween without a few cover shows? On October 30 at 285 Kent, local indie bands will take on rock bands of the past with Butter the Children as Pixies, Dead Stars as Nirvana, Le Rug as At The Drive-In, Turnip King as The Velvet Underground, and Honduras as Green Day. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Stone hosts a much different kind with Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black, Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk, Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier, Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash, Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway, Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns, and special surprise guests. That goes down on Halloween at 8 PM and again at 10.

Cake Shop also has a cover show on Halloween too but the lineup is TBA. UPDATE: The lineup includes Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit, Big Ups as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, Butter the Children as Pixies, and Palehound as Pavement.

Other Halloween options include the Masquerade Ball with a "world-renowned live DJ performance" at Highline Ballroom, the Bluegrass Halloween celebration at The Bell House on November 1 (tickets), and Dionne Werewolf (aka the werewolf ensemble that does Dionne Warwick covers) at Union Hall (10/31) (tickets).

Other previously discussed Halloween options include The Body at Saint Vitus and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Jenny Hval at Basilica Hudson.

UPDATES:

* Vatican Shadow, Raime and others are playing Output (10/31).

* AVAN LAVA, Light Asylum and Zebra Katz are playing MHOW (10/31).

* Believer/Law are playing Nothing Changes (10/30).

* Sankeys opens in NYC.

* Liturgy and composer Alan Howarth play 285 Kent (10/31).

* Silent Barn is also doing a cover show with Celestial Shore and Delicate Steve as Led Zeppelin, Whoarfrost as Nirvana, Cloud Becomes Your Hand doing Jock Jams, and You as Interpol. Twn Sister is DJing. Admission is $10 with a costume or $12 without.

Browse our show calendar for even more events happening on 10/31 (and every day)

And don't forget, the Halloween Parade is coming back but needs your help UPDATE: goal met!

What else?

Continue reading "2013 Halloween shows in NYC: Cypress Hill, Misfits, Juan Maclean, Gatekeeper, Zappa Plays Zappa, cover bands, more"

by Bill Pearis

Crystal Stilts
photo by Frank Deleon Jones

Crystal Stilts are relative vets on the Brooklyn at this point, having formed 10 years ago -- though they didn't really gain steam till 2007 or so. The band's signature combo of singer Brad Hargett's sleepy delivery and guitarist JB Townsend's reverby riffs is still evident on Nature Noir, the band's third LP which came out this week on Sacred Bones. But they have lightened the mood just a little this time out, letting a few rays of sunshine peak through the gloom. Nature Noir is a pretty apt title, actually. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify or Rdio.

Like they did last night, Crystal Stilts open for Deerhunter tonight (9/19) at Webster Hall which is sold out. If you didn't get tickets to one of these, Crystal Stilts will play on Halloween (10/31) at Bowery Ballroom. No other bands have been announced yet but tickets go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.

That comes at the end of their October tour which starts just after their dates with Deerhunter. All are listed, along with the video for single "Star Crawl," below.

Continue reading "Crystal Stilts released 'Nature Noir,' announce Halloween show, opening for Deerhunter tonight (updated dates)"

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Canadian costumed-face-painted-progressive-psychedelia collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan have already announced they're coming to our side of the border for CMJ, and it's since been revealed that they'll be doing a quick North American tour after that as well. Those dates include another NYC-area appearance on Halloween (10/31) at Basilica in Hudson, NY (where the Basilica Sound Scape festival just happened). That show is with Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (who also has NYC shows coming up), plus special guests Tanz Praxis (featuring C. Lavender). Tickets for the show will be available via Basilica's site soon.

YT//ST's one currently announced CMJ show is the Panache showcase happening on October 16 at Knitting Factory with Jacco Gardner, Saint Rich, U.S. GIrls, Slim Twig, and Arp. Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also try to get in using your CMJ badge.

YT//ST also just made a video for "One" off their upcoming album UZU (due out 10/29 via Suicide Squeeze), which you can watch, along with the list of all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Yamantaka // Sonic Titan made a video, add dates, playing Basilica Hudson on Halloween with Jenny Hval"

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As mentioned, the annual NYC Village Halloween Parade will be back for its 40th Anniversary this year and is in need of some financial help due to last year's 11th hour cancellation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Their Kickstarter went live today which has until October 21 to meet their $50k goal. You can watch the parade's Kickstarter video and read a little bit more about where the money will be going below.

Continue reading "NYC Halloween Parade Kickstarter is now live, $50k goal"

photo via @vchrisop
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Tickets to see Kanye West at Barclays Center and MSG go on sale today at 9 AM.

UPDATE: Kanye added second shows at both venues. Tickets for all four are on sale.

Tickets to the My Bloody Valentine shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Jay Z shows at Barclays Center are on sale now.

Tickets to the Guster show at Beacon Theatre with Ben Kweller go on sale today at 9 AM. Tickets to Guster's Brooklyn Bowl show go on sale also go on sale today at 9 AM.

Tickets to see Reggie Watts at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Phil Lesh & Friends are coming to the NYC-area for four nights at The Capitol Theatre (10/31-11/3) beginning on Halloween, and then five nights at Best Buy Theater (11/5-9). Tickets to the Cap shows go on sale today at noon and tickets to the Best Buy Theater shows go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see NOFX at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see comedy author David Sedaris and Girls creator Lena Dunham in a night of reading at conversation at Carnegie Hall go on sale today at 11 AM.

Onetime Dream Syndicate frontman Steve Wynn, and his current band The Miracle 3, are playing a show with Ivan Julian (of the Voidoids) & the Head on November 1 at Bowery Electric. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the PAWS and Little Big League show at Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets for the Black Tusk and Inter Arma show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

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

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Zombie Shari Lewis & Zombie Lambchop at 2011 's parade (more by Chris La Putt)
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It was canceled, then it was maybe still happening and then finally canceled for real. The 2012 Village Halloween Parade was among the many event casualties of Hurricane Sandy. The parade will be back this year to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Unfortunately last year's last-minute cancelation took a financial toll on the parade which will launch a Kickstarter to help fund things this year. That launches September 19, so stay tuned for the link when it's live. If you just want to donate to the parade outside of Kickstarter, you can do that too.

Meanwhile, lets all cross our fingers for no hurricane this year.

DOWNLOAD: Peelander-Z - "Ride on the Shooting Star" (MP3)

Peelander-Z

Peelander-Z recently announced that they're going hair metal for their first album since the departure of Peelander Red, Metalander (due out 9/10 via Chicken Ranch Records), and will be touring in support of it. When we first mentioned that tour, it didn't include a NYC date, but it's since been announced that they will play Glasslands on Halloween (10/31). That sounds like it'll be one hell of a party, and it's a good excuse to come dressed up as your favorite Peelander member. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (8/23) at 10 AM.

Other Halloween options in NYC include Holy Ghost! and The Dickies.

Updated dates are listed, along with a stream of their new single, below...

Continue reading "Peelander-Z add Halloween show at Glasslands to tour (dates)"

Dickies

New wavey Cali punk vets The Dickies are still touring these days and, though it's been a while since they've come to the Northeast, that will change this fall. After some shows in their home state, they'll head over to play NYC on Halloween (10/31) at Knitting Factory, followed by some November shows in the surrounding area. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with some classic videos, below...

Continue reading "The Dickies touring, playing Brooklyn on Halloween (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Holy Ghost! at Williamsburg Park, 7/24/2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! opened for New Order last week at Williamsburg, and did pretty well with a big crowd I thought. Now that that show is over, Holy Ghost! will play to a somewhat smaller (but still big for them) audience when they headline Terminal 5 on October 31 as part of their fall tour. (Will they dress as ghosts for Halloween?) By that time, the band's new album, Dynamics, will be out on DFA. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/2) with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/31) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

"Juan vs. Juan"
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In related news, HG's DFA labelmate The Juan Maclean, will be DJing this Thursday (8/1) at Manhattan club, Cielo. The night, a Nurvous + Rinsed event, is a bit high concept, as he'll be sharing the decks with Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins. That's two for the price of Juan! (And that's the only pun I will make in this post. Restraint!) The party also features opening sets from Dan Wender and Blacky II. Tickets are on sale now.

Flyer for the party and all Holy Ghost! dates below...

Continue reading "Holy Ghost! touring this fall, including Terminal 5 on Halloween (dates); Juan Maclean & Juan Atkins DJing Cielo this week"

Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
Phish

It's only been less than a month since Phish played the NYC-area on their ongoing tour, but if you're already going through withdrawal, fear not Phish fans; the band have just announced that they'll return for an East Coast tour in the fall. The dates include upstate NY shows on 10/22 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester and 10/23 at Glens Falls Civic Center, a CT show on 10/27 at XL Center, and finally three nights of Halloween in Atlantic City: Boardwalk Hall on October 31, November 1, and November 2. An online request period for the tickets (including a 3-day pass option for the AC shows) is currently ongoing at tickets.phish.com, and general on-sales begin August 8.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Phish announce fall tour, playing Atlantic City on Halloween"

Man Man at Williamsburg Park in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Man Man

Weirdo rockers Man Man are returning this year with a new album, On Oni Pond, which is due out on September 10 via Anti-. It was produced by Mike Mogis, who is known for his work with Bright Eyes and also did Man Man's last record, Life Fantastic. They've recently revealed the album's first single, "Head On," which you can watch the video for below.

Man Man will also be supporting the new album on a tour this year, which comes to NYC for shows on October 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 22 at Bowery Ballroom. TIckets for both of those shows go on sale Friday (7/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/17) at noon.

The tour also includes Halloween shows in Philly happening on October 30 and 31 at Union Transfer. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

Continue reading "Man Man releasing a new LP, announce tour (dates & video)"

Hostess

While Twinkies have a reputation for an unlimited shelf life, the company that makes the junk food may not not.

Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of cream-filled pastries like Twinkies and Ho Hos, said on Friday that it planned to wind down its operations. The decision comes a week after one of the company's biggest unions went on strike to protest a labor contract.

Friday's move could spell the end of Hostess, a company that has endured wars, countless diet fads and even an earlier Chapter 11 filing. But the liquidation may not mean the end of its signature product, the Twinkie, with its cake exterior and cream filling. The confection -- originally banana flavored, rather than the vanilla of today -- could find new life under a different owner, if the company auctions off its brands and assets.

In the short term, Twinkies may be in short supply. The last batches rolled off Hostess production lines early Friday morning, according to Tom Becker, a company spokesman, and no new products will be made for the time being. [NY Times]

I won't be running out and stocking up on any Twinkies. I mean, they're gross, but I can't help feeling nostalgic for the products that poisoned my body as a child and the ads that helped them do it! Continue the trip down memory lane and/or feeling hungry and/or disgusted and/or find some more ironic t-shirt ideas, below...

Continue reading "No more Hostess???"

Wayne Coyne hands out candy (more)
Halloween

Despite the mayor's perhaps optimistic statement about rescheduling the big NYC Halloween Parade that was cancelled due to Sandy, there has been no update since November 3rd when the Village Parade organizers posted the following:

The Mayor's Office has told us that the event is cancelled and they cannot give us a reschedule date any time in the foreseeable future. As you know the Marathon was also canceled. We will keep you updated if anything changes for the future!

We thank you all for the incredible support you have given us during these last very trying and exhausting days!

The Spirit of the Parade is YOUR Spirit --and YOU are all joyful, energetic, inspired, and creative folks!

Hallelujah Halloween!
Jeanne Fleming
Artistic and Producing Director

I think we can all accept by now that the next Halloween parade should be and will be on October 31, 2013. That said, kids on the Lower East Side will have a second chance to celebrate the holiday. The NY Post reports, "about 40 merchants in the neighborhood have agreed to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters Saturday, according to the scary fun house "Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House."" Bowery Boogie says kids in the LES will be celebrating Friday afternoon too. On October 31st, those kids were in the dark.

Webster Hall, home of one of the biggest annual Halloween parties in the city, has also rescheduled their annual event which will now take place this Saturday (11/10), The Virgin Sacrifice included...

Throughout the evening, guests witness a series of mind-blowing spectacles. At the stroke of Midnight, with flames blazing, an innocent virgin is picked from the crowd. Stripped of her clothing and dignity, the crowd watches as she is ritualistically sacrificed on a massive pentagram hung 40 feet in the air.
The best costume of the night will win $5000.

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Blackout in Lower Manhattan and East River Crossings in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

BrooklynVegan photographer Gretchen Robinette braved the East River crossings on Halloween to snap some pictures of an eerie Lower Manhattan in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's destruction.She says:

I biked to DUMBO in Brooklyn and shot the Manhattan Bridge and view of Lower Manhattan , next to Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Park on Halloween night, post Hurricane Sandy. The park was closed and dark and empty. Manhattan Bridge is half lit, and half dark straight, leading straight in to China Town blackness. Biking on the Manhattan Bridge in to Manhattan now feels like riding into an ominous, creepy black void. I just had my bike light stolen and did not think to bring a flash light. Couldn't have been darker in a city that is always glowing with light. People walked with flashlights just to see the sidewalk in front of them, an occasional blast of white light next to a generator lit up part of a street, enabling people to search for a corner receiving some sort of cell phone reception. Never saw an eerier, creepier, night in Manhattan.

Then Chinatown to Lower East Side, then entering and crossing Williamsburg Bridge. Its strange to head towards Brooklyn to see bright lights and city hustle, leaving behind a heavy dark and emptiness of Lower Manhattan

Her photos are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "photos: post-Hurricane Sandy darkness in NYC on Halloween"

Hunx as Gayracula
Halloween costumes

All things considered, we hope you had a Happy Halloween. You already saw what John Vanderslice and Freelance Whales dressed up as, and Dum Dum Girls' nun costumes (Crocodiles in there too). We also already posted Deap Vally, Those Darlins & the Mountain Goats in Halloween attire, and you saw Vampire Weekend all decked out for Kimmel. Here's a whole bunch more. That's Hunx and a punx above. See the rest (sort of NSFW), below...

Continue reading "more pics of Bands in their Halloween Costumes -- (Wayne Coyne, Kickball Katy, Dirty Projectors, Hunx & more)"

Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night

Vampire Weekend were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Halloween night (10/31) which is being broadcast this week from Brooklyn (though they canceled Monday's show due to Hurricane Sandy). Dressed as skeletons, they performed a brand new song, "Unbelievers," as well as their old chesnutt "Oxford Comma." Video of both songs is below.

Tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live will features Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, plus The Avett Brothers with the Broooklyn Philharmonic, which should be pretty cool.

Videos are below.

Continue reading "watch Vampire Weekend play a new song in Halloween costumes on Jimmy Kimmel from BAM (video)"

John Vanderslice as Tigger (via David Williams)
John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice and Crooked Fingers kicked off their tour together in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday (10/30), and despite Hurricane Sandy, they've been moving on as planned, having played DC last night (10/31) and they'll be in Philly tonight (11/1). For last night's show, which was Halloween, John Vanderslice dressed up as Tigger (pictured above), and said that DC was chaos with "Halloween revelers, cops everywhere, and a massive fire in NE." And if this tweet is to be believed, we might see John's Tigger costume at the NYC area shows too.

The NYC area shows happen on Friday (11/2) at The Bell House and Sunday (11/4) at Maxwell's, both of which still appear to be on. Tickets for both the Bell House show and the Maxwell's show are still available.

John Vanderslice also joined Aimee Mann on stage at The Fillmore in San Francisco, when her tour brought her to that venue back in September. Aimee's tour was supposed to hit NYC for two shows with Ted Leo this week but Hurricane Sandy made like a thousand changes to their schedule. They ended up postponing their Bowery Ballroom show to a TBA date and played Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (more on that soon).

An updated list of John Vanderslice and Crooked Fingers dates is below.

Continue reading "John Vanderslice didn't let Hurricane Sandy affect his tour w/ Crooked Fingers, dressed up as Tigger for Halloween"

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales, as predicted, and like many others, have officially postponed their 11/1 show at Webster Hall. The band writes:

New York City, our show with @geographermusic has been postponed due to lack of electricity. It is currently being rescheduled, date TBD. So sorry everyone, we'll keep you posted. Generator jokes welcome.
Meanwhile, feel free to make jokes about the band in their halloween costumes (above photo taken at their 10/31 show at 9:30 Club in DC).

"I'm summoning all my party powers from above and below to channel them into your soul... Have the PARTIEST HALLOWEEN EVER!" - Andrew WK

Happy Halloween
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Let's just forget (not really) about this hurricane thing for one second, and try to remember that today is also Halloween! What are you going to be? What were you for Hallowmeme? Need instructions on dressing as a Canadian Indie Musician? Are you dressing up your baby? And are you going to one of the limited NYC events still happening? Or will you just save your costume and hopefully wear it to the belated Halloween Parade that might happen next week.

As you can see in the photo above, BV photographer Chris La Putt (not actually him) found his costume and is going to be Instagram for Halloween (actually, he's stranded without phone, internet or power in Jersey City).

Speaking of BV photoraphers, we just found out that we posted a picture of Jezebel writer Jenna Sauers in her Halloween costume in 2009 (and drunkenly ate falafel near her at 4am).

One CT resident got a Halloween-themed surprise when Sandy uncovered a human skeleton under a down tree. They think it was put there hundreds of years ago when the area was a burial ground.

Of course not everyone is having an unhappy holiday. And many are still dressing up, like Miley Cyrus who is doing Nicki Minaj.

Dum Dum Girls dressed up as nuns and brought out the Dum Dum Boys, last night.

LA band Deap Vally who are currently in Europe on tour with the Vaccines, show off their costumes....

Deap Vally
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Holy scary Those Darlins:

Those Darlins
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Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist, who has one leg, dressed up as the Christmas Story leg lamp.

Here's some dudes as the Beastie Boys:

Halloween
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Patton Oswalt is Doc Oc:

Halloween
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Honey Boo Boo as Bella:

Halloween
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Bored? Learn how to carve jack-o-lanterns of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Azealia Banks, Danny Brown, and Action Bronson.

The appropriately named but not actually that scary Vampire Weekend are going to be on Kimmel tonight (which is being taped at BAM).

Diplo made a Halloween mix for BBC Radio 1, which features tracks by Danny Brown, TNGHT, M.I.A., Kanye West, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Angel Haze, Misfits, and more. Stream/download it and check out the full tracklist HERE.

Lil B made a free Halloween mixtape which you can grab.

The Black Lips made a Halloween mixtape too. Stream below.

To quote the YouTube description, "Just in time for Halloween (and Hurricane Sandy, for that matter) "Tears" is a short film by David Altobelli and Jeff Desom, with a score pulled from HEALTH's original soundtrack to 'Max Payne 3' from Rockstar Games." Watch below.

Passion of the Weiss put together a haunted hip hop mix you can go download.

RL Grime released a free Halloween mix too. Listen below.

Heliotropes covered Roky Erickson for Halloween.

Marissa Nadler covered Daniel Johnston's "Devil Town". Listen below.

Kate Nash vamps it up in the just-released, fangtastic video for her song "Fri-end" which you can watch below

John "Mountain Goats" Darnielle and family are dressed "as the 1992 Capcom game Quiz and Dragons."

John Darnielle
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Jean Grae is slightly mad at Sandy for messing up Halloween. Watch her scary new video for "Kill Screen" and the rest of the stuff mentioned, below.

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