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Raymond Pettibon, Mike Watt & Thurston Moore
Mike Ray Thurston

Punk veteran Mike Watt (co-founder of The Minutemen, and also of fIREHOSE, The Stooges, and more) has some shows with various projects coming up this year. First, he'll do a few dates with his band The Missingmen, including a Halloween show in LA at Olystis. Then, after a more shows with different groups throughout the year, he'll team up for another holiday show with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and visual artist Raymond Pettibon (brother of Greg Ginn), who designed Sonic Youth's Goo cover, a couple Minutemen covers, the Black Flag bars, and more. The trio will play John Zorn's East Village club The Stone on New Year's Eve (12/31) as a late set (10 PM), after Thurston and Zorn do an earlier duo set (8 PM). All Mike Watt dates are listed below.

For Thurston Moore, that show happens after his band Chelsea Light Moving tours with Merchandise. All of his dates are listed below too.

John Zorn also has a bunch of other upcoming dates, many of which are in NYC. Check out his full show schedule on Facebook.

All Thurston Moore and Mike Watt dates are listed, along with a video of Mike Watt, J Mascis, and Thurston Moore covering The Stooges' "Fun House" at Le Poisson Rouge in 2012, below...

Continue reading "Mike Watt playing Halloween at Olystis in LA, New Year's Eve with Thurston Moore in NYC & other dates"

DOWNLOAD: Carnivores - "Pillow Talk" (ft. Bradford Cox) (MP3)

Carnivores

Carnivores are a garage rock band from Atlanta, and they've already got the ins with the big hitters in the ATL garage rock scene, including Black Lips -- whose frontman Cole Alexander sings on "Sinking In Your Automobile" from their newest record, Second Impulse -- and Deerhunter -- whose singer Bradford Cox appears on their non-album track, "Pillow Talk" (MP3 above) and whose former bassist Josh Fauver released their record on his Army of Bad Luck label. The band have just given a trippy video treatment to the Cole Alexander collaboration, and that video makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, along with a stream of the full album and the track with Bradford Cox, below.

Carnivores also have a few shows coming up, and one of those happens in NYC at Shea Stadium on Halloween (10/31), and in Halloween cover show spirit, they'll be playing songs by The B-52s (but probably mostly songs from their own new album). Rounding out the lineup is three solid local bands also playing songs by other bands, Ava Luna (Tom Tom Club), Caged Animals (The Velvet Underground) and Bueno (Wu-Tang Clan). Admission is $8 with a costume and $10 without. Flyer below.

All dates are listed, along with the video and streams, below...

Continue reading "Carnivores collaborated w/ Cole Alexander & Bradford Cox, touring, playing NYC on Halloween (dates, video & LP stream)"

H&LA

Hercules & Love Affair (aka Andy Butler) is getting in the Halloween spirit in a big way, headlining an All Hallows Eve party this Saturday (10/26) at Gramercy Theatre. Their onetime DFA labelmates The Crystal Ark are also on the bill, along with an army of DJs. The party promises to "transform Gramercy Theatre into a garden of Extra-sensory audiovisual terror and earthly delights. All Hallows Festival will feature multiple floors, spectral light-shows, a theater of the damned, fully stocked bars, a 3 AM costume contest and mystical haunted environments." Tickets are on sale now and more details are on the flyer below.

We haven't gotten a new H&LA album since 2011's Blue Songs. While there's no word on its follow-up, Butler has remixed "New York, New York" by no wave obscurity DeeKay Jones and you can stream that in this post, along with a mix H&LA made in September.

Flyer and song streams below...

Continue reading "Hercules & Love Affair remixed DeeKay Jones (stream), playing NYC Halloween party this weekend w/ Crystal Ark & more"



Though it took her 4+ years to complete, Corinna may just be the inspiration you need to be a Radiohead Bear this Halloween:

Thought it would be a great idea in 2003 to dress up as the Radiohead Bear for Halloween.
It also served a purpose to distract me from some really bad and sad times.
Alas, it took another 5 years to create the complete suit.
Due to school, work, and life, I worked on it piece by piece every odd year:2003,2005,2007.
The idea is to be as 2 dimentional as possible, hence the flatness of the head, just like the logo.

Now it's an outfit I wear on Radiohead shows and I still have plans for it.
Recreated the body in 2008 so I can wear it in warm and hot times.
It's always a work in progress with constant maintenance.

Good luck. More pictures of the costume and info at Instructables.

Hope to you see you out in one at one of the many NYC shows this Halloween.

In too much of a rush? Can't really sew? Need something for HalloweMeme TONIGHT (10/24). Last minute Radiohead-themed costume ideas pictured below...

Continue reading "Halloween Costume Ideas: Radiohead Bear Suit, 'Creep'y Bartender, Thom Yorke..."

By Doug Moore

Guardian Alien at Cameo, 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Guardian Alien

So this is a novel show: the UK promoter Fat Out Til You Pass Out (awesome) has put together a NYC date featuring local, experimentally-minded musicians collaborating with British visual/video artists. Of particular musical note are Guardian Alien (featuring former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox), and Bloody Panda frontwoman Yoshiko Ohara. Ala Muerte and Dreamboat Crusaderz round out the bill. The show will be at Silent Barn on October 29.

Here's what the Fat Out performances will entail, per the press release:

Guardian Alien vs. Positively Destructive
Guardian Alien (Thrill Jockey) will be collaborating with Positively Destructive, a collective who look for ways to alter the audience's perception of how they experience a live show. Psychedelic visuals and interactive installations combined with the psychic meditation of Guardian Alien's music this performance will end the night with a very psychedelic trip.

Yoshiko Ohara vs. Video Jam

Bloody Panda's Yoshiko Ohara will be undergoing the challenge of a VideoJam. VideoJam are a collective based in Manchester who team up film makers and musicians and then get the musicians to score the films live. Yoshiko will be scoring a film by NYE Best called Shatterlands. Yoshiko will be following her VideoJam with her own material.

Ala Muerte vs. Khom

Ala Muerte creates oscillating drone that becomes more profound and intoxicating with each loop, featuring angelic vocals and treated guitars and when joined by the visual mastermind that is James Robinson (KHOM) you will leave this performance being completely absorbed and entranced.

Dreamboat Crusaders vs. The Volkov Commanders

Paring up Dreamboat Crusaderz and The Volkov Commanders is going to create a performance beyond any earthing's comprehension. The elaborate, heavily layered soundscapes of Dreamboat Crusadersz mixed with the alien ideas of the Volkov Commanders, this performance will explore galaxies of the unknown.

In related -- and oddly similar -- news, Fox's old band Liturgy will be playing a Halloween show at 285 Kent. That show will also be an off-kilter collaboration; Liturgy will be working with noted soundtrack composer and John Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth; the show is being billed as a celebration of the 35th anniversary of Howarth's work on Halloween. You can get tickets here. Thrill Jockey labelmates The Body also have a Halloween show in the works. There's many other Halloween options too.

Check out a Guardian Alien video below...

Continue reading "Guardian Alien, Yoshiko Ohara & others teaming w/ British visual artists for NYC show; Liturgy playing a Halloween show"

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)
YTST

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
Sexy Cat

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)
Zombie

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...

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