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Happy Jawbone Family Band @ Mexican Summer Five, October 2013
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Happy Jawbone Family Band's Tastes the Broom was a great introduction to the prolific Brattleboro, VT collective and then followed it up with their proper Mexican Summer debut album in October. The group have just made a video for "D-R-E-A-M-I-N'" -- directed by Joey Pizza Slice -- and that makes it's premiere in this post.

Also in this post is a belated set of pics from Happy Jawbone Family Band's performance at the Mexican Summer Five fest that happened in Red Hook back in October. No US tour dates as of right now, but they are about to head to Europe and those dates are listed below. One more thing below as well -- the band's Top 10 list for 2013. It is a little unusual, just like the band themselves.

Video, more Mexican Summer Five pics and their Top 10 list below...

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Stranger Cat at Glasslands earlier this month (more by Ryan Muir)
Stranger Cat

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest @ Madison Square Garden
Kanye's got two of the biggest, if not the biggest, rap albums of the current decade under his belt, and an elaborate stage show to deliver the material live. This show, the last on his NYC run, is doubly special because it's the second of A Tribe Called Quest's two "final" shows.

Caspian, 65daysofstatic, The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die @ Bowery Ballroom
This epically atmospheric tour descends upon NYC tonight with Caspian's powerful post rock, 65daysofstatic who put a synth-rock spin on the genre, and TWIABP who make multi-layered emo.

Lou Reed Tribute w/ Arto Lindsay, Ivan Julian, Lenny Kaye, mems of TVTOR & more @ Bowery Electric
This huge Lou Reed tribute in a tiny room features many many musicians, including no wave legend Arto Lindsay, Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye, TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Lou Reed/Laurie Anderson/Marc Ribot collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess, Grooms' Travis Johnson, People Get Ready's Steven Reker, The Vaccines' Justin Hayward-Young, Caged Animals, Drowners, Jeffrey Lewis, Kirin J. Callinan, Phantom Family Halo, Sam Mickens, and even more.

Weezer, Elliot & the Ghost @ The Paramount
It may have been quite a while since Weezer released a good album, but they still have fun live shows and it's always a treat when you get to hear those old favorites. They're only doing a few dates this month, and this Long Island show is the closest they'll get to NYC.

Overkill, Kreator @ Stage 48
German thrash legends Kreator and NY thrash legends Overkill play two NYC shows at Stage 48 together this weekend, this being the second. Read our recent interview with Overkill.

Magmana, Glass Ghost, Stranger Cat @ Glasslands
Sharon Van Etten/Sufjan Stevens collaborator Cat Martino recently began working as Stranger Cat, a more electronic-tinged project than her other work, but still one with her knack for art pop dynamics and great songwriting.

S O H N, Empress Of, Daniel James @ Mercury Lounge
SOHN recently signed to 4AD and makes the kind of indie/R&B that's been in style lately, and Empress Of isn't on 4AD, but her brand of art pop is not too far removed from another artist currently on that label, St. Vincent. This is their first of 2 NYC shows this week.

TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN: An Evening of Cabaret with Julie Klausner @ Joe's Pub
Writer/comedian Julie Klausner is in the midst of her 5-night TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN run at Joe's Pub, where she promises to "sing some goddamn songs." This is night 3.

Comedy Night w/ Hannibal Buress @ The Knit
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

Some other good local shows tonight:
* Bueno, Killer Bob, Bodyparts, Friend Roulette @ Muchmore's
* Zebu, Guerilla Toss, Blanche Blanche, Fat Creeps @ Death By Audio
* The Beets, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Judy Blooms @ Shea Stadium

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Quilt
Quilt

As discussed, Boston psych-folkies Quilt are releasing a new album, Held in Splendor, on January 28 via Mexican Summer. Its single, "Arctic Shark," is out now and can be streamed below.

Quilt will be going on a short tour with their friends, labelmates and fellow psych band Happy Jawbone Family Band which hits NYC on November 15 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Happy Jawbone's new self-titled album is out on Mexican Summer now, and you can stream two tracks from it, along with the Quilt song and the list of dates, below...

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Rodriguez at Beacon Theater in April (more by PSquared)
Rodriguez

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Junip, Dawn of Midi @ Le Poisson Rouge
In between weekends at Austin's ACL Music Festival, Swedish hushed folkmaster Jose Gonzalez and his band Junip have popped over to NYC for a welcome second visit this year. Sold out.

Samo Sound Boy, Jerome LOL, Jim-e Stack, DJ Pierre @ 285 Kent Avenue
LA producers Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL were last in NYC together with their collaborative project, DJ Dodger Stadium, but tonight they're back for solo sets. Joining them is A$AP Rocky remixer Jim-E Stack.

The Veldt, Heaven, Miracle Falls @ Cameo Gallery
Mixing swirling guitars, funky beats and soulful vocals, The Veldt stood out from their '90s shoegaze compatriots. After more than a decade away, the band returned in 2011 and have been going strong ever since. Part of the CBGB Festival.

Lutkie, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Painted Faces, GULL @ Death By Audio
Boston's psych-pop outfit Happy Jawbone Family Band are down for the Mexican Summer 5th Anniversary this weekend but have made time for this show as well.

Palma Violets, Spires, Young Boys @ Glasslands
Surprise! Palma Violets, who played Webster Hall last night, are sticking around NYC another day to play this sure-to-be wild show at Glasslands tonight. Spires and Young Boys open, with onetime Concteau Twin bassist Simon Raymonde spinning tunes in between.

Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club mix Phoenix-ish melodicism and the mathy angles of Foals for an easy-to-swallow pop pill. Openers Peace owe more than a little to early-'90s Britpop. Update: Peace dropped off.

Yasunao Tone, Talibam! @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with original Fluxus member Yasunao Tone who lately has been working in harsh digital noise.

The Spits, Useless Eaters, Foster Care @ Knitting Factory
Practicing a mix of Ramones and Misfit-isms drenched in battery acid and too many downers, The Spits has quietly been ruling the punk underground for years. Don't miss Memphis' Useless Eaters who are pretty ferocious live and open the show. Both bands play tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.

Chad Valley, Ski Lodge @ Mercury Lounge
Due to visa/immigration issues, Shelly are being kept in Athens just a little longer and won't make this show. But they'll be back later this month.

Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Tink, Total Freedom, Prince Will, Been Trill @ Output
This week's INPUT party is a Fade To Mind party with two Kelela collaborators Kingdom and Nguzunguzu.

Rodriguez @ Radio City Music Hall
One of the most remarkable second acts in recent memory continues with Rodriguez's return to NYC, this time playing one of Manhattan's toniest venues.

Obituary, Mutant Supremacy, White Widows Pact, Strong Intention @ Saint Vitus Bar
Long-running Florida death metal band Obituary are working on getting their ninth album out at some point soon, but before that they're on a tour which hits NYC for two nights at Saint Vitus this week. This is night 2.

LVL UP, Kal Marks, Palehound, Frankie Cosmos @ Shea Stadium
An all-around great lineup of DIY bands come together for this show at Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium. The lineup includes scrappy Built to Spill-esque rockers LVL UP, Boston's Modest-Mouse-meets-rage-rockers Kal Marks, and two artists that sound a little influenced by the anti-folk movement: Palehound and Frankie Cosmos.

The Ne're Do Wells, Eureka California, Week of Wonders, Lame Drivers @ Silent Barn
Seattle's Week of Wonders features Leif Anders, formerly of Orca Team, and make tropical indiepop. Also on the bill are Georgia band Eureka California -- they're both on the Happy Happy Birthday to Me label.

Jake Folgnest, Julie Klausner, Dave Hill @ The Bell House
Part of the CBGB Festival, this is a live taping of The Fogelnest Files podcast. Julie Klausner and Dave Hill bring the funny.

Cheetah Chrome, Lydia Lunch, Richard Lloyd, Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff, Tuff Darts, Glen Matlock @ The Bowery Electric
This 'Carry On Band Series' show is one of the few shows at CBGB Festival that actually brings CBGB legends together (and lots of them for that matter). The lineup includes members of Television, Patti Smith Group, The Dictators, Dead Boys, and more.

AFI, Touche Amore, Coming @ Webster Hall
Post-hardcore greats Touche Amore just played a wild headlining show at 285 Kent last night in the midst of their tour opening for AFI. Tonight that tour resumes at Webster Hall, and is sold out.

Emeli Sande, Jake Bugg @ IHeartRadio Theater
Brit stars Emeli Sande and Jake Bugg (who'll be back in January) play this relatively tiny show tonight. You had to win tickets to go, but it will stream live at 7 PM EDT.

Blockhead, Little People @ Paper Box
Frequent Aesop Rock producer Blockhead headlines this Brooklyn show tonight.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Cults at Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Poppy NYC duo Cults are set to go on a fall tour that includes a hometown show on November 26 at Webster Hall (tickets), but sooner than that you can catch them at a much smaller show.

During CMJ, they'll headline a Conflict of Interest party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 15 with special guests TBA. It's a free show, as long as you either have a CMJ badge, or if you RSVP.

Cults' new album, Static, comes out the day of the Brooklyn Bowl show via Columbia, and you can now stream it in full on NPR. Updated dates are listed, along with the video for its track "High Road," below.

Since we last spoke, Atlanta dream pop band Mood Rings (whose debut LP, VPI Harmony, came out this year via Mexican Summer) were added, along with SACCO, as openers to Cults tour, including the Webster Hall show. This also means Mood Rings have dropped off the Cymbals Eat Guitars tour, which they were supposed to be on. That tour still hits NYC without Mood Rings on 11/23 at Knitting Factory with Grooms and Daniel James taking their place (tickets).

Mood Rings aren't on Cults' Brooklyn Bowl show, but they do have their own CMJ shows scheduled, including the Carpark/Mexican Summer/Kanine showcase at Cameo (10/16) with Eternal Summers, TEEN, Quilt, Bleeding Rainbow, and Happy Jawbone (tickets); the unofficial Newtown Radio party at Shea (10/16) with Canadian rapper Young Braised, plus Christines, Calvin Love, and Rose Quartz DJs; and a free show at Ace Hotel (10/17).

All Mood Rings dates are listed, along with the list of Cults dates and that video, below...

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Spiritualized at Webster Hall last week (more by Greg Cristman)
Mexican Summer

Last week, we mentioned that Brooklyn label Mexican Summer would be throwing a fifth anniversary party in Red Hook (like Captured Tracks just did in Bushwick). It's since been announced that the festival will take place at Pioneer Works on October 11 and 12 and the lineup includes Ariel Pink (who just played Station to Station), the US debut of New Zealand's Connan Mockasin (who was supposed to play Station to Station, but dropped off), Spiritualized (who just played Webster Hall), Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, No Joy, Quilt, Co La, Lilacs & Champagne, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Weyes Blood, Mike Wexler, Home Blitz, '80s-era cult psych-folk legend Bobb Trimble (who played NYC a couple times in the past year or so), '70s-era cult psych-folk legend Linda Perhacs (who makes her NYC debut at the show!), and Soldiers of Fortune (aka the "supergroup" of Papa Crazee, Mike Bones, Matt Sweeney, Barry London, Brad Truax, and Kid Millions, who will be doing a 2 hour jam sesh with special guests).

The fest also features an out-of-retirement performance by Lansing-Dreiden, the arty band led Jorge Elbrecht now of Violens. L-D only played a handful of shows in their original incarnation.

Various ticket options are available now online and at Brooklyn's Co-Op 87, who will also have a pop-up store at the festival.

In addition to the festival, Mexican Summer is also celebrating their five-year anniversary with a new book. A press release states:

The five-year anniversary is commemorated by Mexican Summer: Five Years, a 250-page, 11x11" book limited to 1,000 copies. The book features unique and unseen art and ephemera, photos and written contributions from a host of Mexican Summer artists. Designed by longtime collaborator Dan Schechter, Mexican Summer: Five Years features an embossed cloth cover, screen-printed craft paper wrap, and three interior paper stocks.

Accompanying the book is a 10" record of exclusive collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bobb Trimble and Quilt and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain and Ashrae Fax.) This music is exclusive to the book and will not be available digitally.
Full lineup below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Travis Bretzer - Trying to Learn (MP3)

Part Time
Part Time

San Francisco combo Part Time are back with a new album, PDA, and like 2011's What Would You Say, it's a hazy nostalgia trip on the pop highway, with stops in '70s soft rock, '80s new wave, and the crystaline sounds of Factory and Sarah Records. It's out today (7/9) via Mexican Summer and you can stream the whole record below.

Part time will be in NYC this Saturday (7/13) at Union Pool, as part of a night curated by Mexican Summer, also featuring Quilt, Happy Jawbone Family Band and Edmonton, Alberta's Travis Bretzer. Tickets are on sale now.

Travis Bretzer's new EP on Mexican Summer, titled Making Love, will be out July 23. You can download an MP3 of "Trying to Learn" (not miles away from Mac DeMarco) above. He's also opening for Atlanta's Mood Rings (also on Mexican Summer) on Thursday (7/11) at Mercury Lounge and tickets to that show are still available.

Part Time album stream and flyer for the Union Pool show below...

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Chris Cohen at Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Chris Cohen

Vermont psych collective Happy Jawbone Family Band were recently in NYC for all-Vermont lineup at 285 Kent with Blanche Blanche and others. Happy Jawbone will keep up their tradition of playing with fellow Vermont musicians when they return to NYC on May 15 at Shea Stadium for a show with Chris Cohen (whose debut, Overgrown Path, came out last year via Captured Tracks). NYC band Piano Movers are on the bill too, and you can also catch them sooner opening for Gun Outfit at Cake Shop (5/2). Tickets for the Shea Stadium show go on sale Monday (4/8) via Shea's site.

All Chris Cohen dates are listed, along with some song streams, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Happy Jawbone Family Band - "Now Everybody Rock Like You Got AIDS" (MP3)

Happy Jawbone Family Band - 'Tastes the Broom'
Tastes the Broom

Attention Vermont hippies living in Brooklyn! Blanche Blanche Blanche, who released the impressive Wink With Both Eyes in 2012, will be teaming up with fellow VT psych poppers Happy Jawbone Family Band, Ryan Power, and Son of Salami for a show in Brooklyn on March 17 at 285 Kent. Tickets for that all-around great bill are on sale now.

Blanche Blanche Blanche are set to follow Wink With Both Eyes with a new album, Wooden Ball, on March 5 via NNA Tapes. While Wink With Both Eyes saw the band interpreting '60s pop through a lens of chillwave similarly to Maria Minerva, the first single for their new album, "Rich Man," immediately shows they're on to new stuff. Sporting cleaner and larger production, the track hops manically from genre to genre in a Congratulations kind of way. You can stream that track below.

Happy Jawbone Family Band recently signed to Mexican Summer, and they're currently working on their first full length for the label, which they're doing with Jarvis Taverniere of Woods. But before we get that, the label released Tastes the Broom, a compilation of Happy Jawbone's pre-Mexican Summer material, and a great one at that. The group mixes psych pop and freak folk in a manner not unlike Akron/Family or early Animal Collective, and deliver it through a screen of lo-fi. You can download the album's opening track, "Now Everybody Rock Like You Got AIDS," above, or stream it at the bottom of this post.

Ryan Power released his debut full length, I Don't Want To Die, in 2012 via NNA Tapes, and he opts for smoother pop vibes than the rest of the bill, as you can hear by streaming the album's title track below.

Son of Salami is probably the quirkiest on the show, and he's planning his new album, Sontava Nights, for a release some time this year via Goaty Tapes. Our first taste of that album is the track "Baby Mayo," a captivating blend of VHS synths, cardboard drums, and singing-into-a-walkie-talkie vocals. You can listen to that one below too.

All streams below...

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