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Broken Bells at Webster Hall in March (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Broken Bells, Hamilton Leithauser @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
James Mercer and Danger Mouse's collaboration Broken Bells make the kind of music that is designed for big outdoor concerts like this one, every song an anthem. Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser opens the show.

Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Baby's All Right
It's an all Captured Tracks bill tonight, with Beach Fossils, their former bassist's solo project (Heavenly Beat) and Atlanta's Axxa Abraxas. This is the first of two nights at Baby's All Right for this lineup and the start of their tour.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Caetano Veloso @ BAM
Singer/composer/guitarist/writer/political activist Caetano Veloso has been influential for nearly 50 years. For these shows, part of the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration, he'll perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Abraçaço.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Danava @ Bowery Ballroom
The UK's Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have been making killer stoner doom for a few years now. It's psychedelic, catchy, and truly heavy stuff. They're currently on their first North American tour and they'll finally hit NYC tonight. Danava haven't been around these parts in a few years, so cool to have them on board too. Sold out.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Best Buy Theater
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Dick Diver, PC Worship, Dark Blue, Free Time @ Death By Audio
Where some of the Australia's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard in their music. This bill is (Ayers) rock solid, with Aussies-in-Brooklyn band Free Time, noisemakers PC Worship and Philly angsters Dark Blue.

Teleman, LOLO, Laura and Greg @ Glasslands
Teleman, the band formed from the ashes of Pete & the Pirates, released their debut album earlier this year. Frontman Thomas Sanders hasn't really changed his MO, still writing memorable pop melodies and clever arrangements around them. This is their second US show.

GBH, Angry Samoans, Reagan Youth, Burning Streets @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour this year that also includes a couple other vets, Angry Samoans and Reagan Youth.

Tom May and Greg Barnett (of The Menzingers), Brendan Kelly, Elway @ Knitting Factory
Chicago punk label Red Scare is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a big hometown show in October, but ahead of that there's a smaller pre-party in NYC tonight. The Menzingers' co-lead singers and The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly will both be playing acoustic sets which should work out well considering both bands have that heartland songwriter vibe.

Boomtown Rats, The Stunning, Mundy @ Terminal 5
Fronted by the outspoken Bob Geldoff, the Boomtown Rats are Irish rock legends, huge stars in the UK, with a deep catalog of material to pull from. The band reformed last year for their first shows since 1986.

Charles Bradley, Ratking @ The Garage
Charles Bradley's classic soul will bring you back to the genre's '60s/'70s days. Ratking's alt-rap, on the other hand, sounds very modern. Should be an interesting double bill, and it's free (you just had to RSVP).

Old Wounds, Meek is Murder, Divider @ Grand Victory
It's the first of two NYC shows on the IO-presented Old Wounds tour, and tonight the metalcore ragers will be joined by two likeminded bands, the mathy Meek Is Murder and Divider.

Celebration, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Mercury Lounge
A double bill of Baltimore at Mercury Lounge, with long-running band Celebration headlining and celebrating the release of their new platter, Albumin. Bass and drum post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are always a fun opener.

MOTHXR (Penn Badgley's band), Rathborne, Mon Khmer, Prelow @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
MOTHXR (who used to spell their name Mother) is fronted by Penn Badgely, who you may remember as Dan on Gossip Girl. These days music seems to be his focus. They headline a night of pop indie at Brooklyn Night Bazaar which is a free show.

Hard Nips, Old Monk, Les Jupes, Glockabelle @ Cake Shop
With a clever, stereotype-twisting, double-entendre name, Japanese band Hard Nips make punky, in-your-face rock. Old Monk, meanwhile, put a slight math spin on '90s indie rock.

Iggy Azalea, Vic Mensa @ Pier 97
The increasingly popular Iggy Azalea headlines this show tonight, and if you're going we recommend catching opener Vic Mensa, who's collaborated with Kaytranada, performed with Damon Albarn and toured with Disclosure, to name a few of the cool things he's been up to recently.

Kneebody w/ Kimbra, Tiny Hazard @ Le Poisson Rouge
Kimbra's proper North American tour starts later this fall and includes two sold-out NYC shows, but ahead of that she'll be collaborating with local jazz group Kneebody at LPR tonight. Opening is Tiny Hazard who make St VIncent/My Brightest Diamond-style art pop.

The Rentals, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Hooray for Earth @ Stone Pony
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in 15 years this past summer via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Their labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin open this show and tomorrows NYC show (which Mates of State are also on), which should make for a good double bill. Hooray For Earth are worth catching too.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ Capitol Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture @ Webster Hall
Tennis' new album, Ritual in Repeat, was produced by Pat Carney of The Black Keys, with additional help from Spoon's Jim Eno and Richard Swift. Needless to say, it's got a big sound. Pure Bathing Culture's catchy dream pop should start the night off well.

DJ Premier vs Pete Rock @ BB King Blues Club
Two legendary hip hop DJs, DJ Premier and Pete Rock, will be battling it out at BB King's tonight. Here's the details: "In a two DJ stage set up. Each legendary DJ/Producer known for their unique flavor and skills on the turntables, will spin their classic trademark tunes that have established their iconic presence in Hip Hop culture. A friendly 2 to 3 hour back and forth DJ battle show format will be performed....12 Rounds, Pound 4 Pound"

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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by Andrew Sacher

Black Rainbow

The members of Black Rainbow have been bringing DIY punk to basements, clubs, and even city streets across the USA for two decades in bands like Chickenhead, Los Canadians, The Dark Rides, Shotwell, Sharp Knife, Onion Flavored Rings, and many more. Black Rainbow was formed in 2007 when longtime singer and guitar duo (and lifelong partners in crime), Ivy Jeanne and Erick Lyle, persuaded Tulsa's guitarist, songwriter, and frontman, Morgan Stickrod, to take up the drums for a new band. Readers of Lyle's long-running magazine, SCAM, will be familiar with the exploits of Ivy and Erick's previous bands, MIAMI, a band formed with the late Matty Luv and Aesop of Hickey to play only illegal generator shows in the streets of San Francisco, and ALLERGIC TO BULLSHIT, a band known for, among other things, playing live on a flatbed truck in an anti-war parade and for handing out free stolen cans of spray paint to audiences. Picking up where these collaborations left off, BLACK RAINBOW quickly recorded a handful of 7"'s and toured the country several times.
San Francisco DIY punks Black Rainbow (not to be confused with the Dio tribute band, the band featuring Maya of the Donnas, or any other band with that name) got their start in the same early '90s San Francisco scene that the members of Shellshag were part of before moving to NYC. Having been in this band for seven years, the band are now set to release their first-ever full length album (self-titled), which comes out on July 21 via Starcleaner, the label Shellshag's been running since 1992. That album's first single is "Airless Spaces II," a punk ripper that's in attack mode for its full minute and a half, but it's a catchy one thanks to highly melodic vocalist Ivy Jeanne. You can stream that below.

We already mentioned that Black Rainbow would be in NYC for a Death by Audio show on July 26 with Swearin' and Shellshag (it also now features CCTV), and it turns out that show is part of a massive tour for Black Rainbow. The tour also includes another NYC show happening a day earlier at Shea Stadium (7/26) with Vulture Shit, Hard Nips, Cousin Brian and Slow Animals. All dates, including other shows with Shellshag, are listed below.

Shellshag also play DbA sooner this Friday (7/11) with Friend (mem of Woods), Street Eaters and Lilith Velkor. That show initially included Bleeding Rainbow but they unfortunately dropped off.

All Black Rainbow dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Black Rainbow releasing an LP on Shellshag's label, touring, playing two NYC shows (dates & stream)"

Team Spirit @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Team Spirit

More upcoming shows have been announced for Brooklyn Night Bazaar. For those looking for a cheap Valentine's Day (2/14) date option BKNB has headliners Team Spirit, who you may remember last V-day released the Love is for Suckers EP. The night also features The Liza Colby Sound, Hard Nips, Blue & Gold, Lowell, and DJ Pegasus Warning. This was the night that Bernie Worrell was originally supposed to play. And if you're also the forgetful gift giver, you can also do last-minute gift shopping while your significant other is in the bathroom line. They'll be none the wiser.

The next night (2/15) is the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the rest of that line-up has been finalized, with D'NT (formerly Don't), Low Fat Getting High, and DJ Andy Animal.

Then on February 28, it's a pop/dance line-up with Body Language, Joywave, Echo Friendly, and Jamaican Queens.

And a bit further out, on March 21 Brooklyn Night Bazaar has 8-bit champions Anamanaguchi with the rest of the line-up TBA.

Meanwhile, this weekend at BKNB, on Friday (1/31) it's The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Spanglish Fly, Los Hacheros, and DJ Mickey Perez; and on Saturday (2/1) it's Streets of Laredo, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, Rocket & the Ghost, Mall the Horse, and Mikey Palms and Friends.

As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar show are free.

by Doug Moore

Notekillers @ Trans Pecos on Saturday (via @northernspyrecs)
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A few weeks back, we mentioned that Todd P has established a new, legal/up-to-code venue called Trans-Pecos in the former Silent Barn space at 915 Wyckoff Ave; the venue officially opened its doors with a Northern Spy Records-curated Gnaw/Notekillers/Psalm Zero show last week. (NSR will host a weekly show series every Thursday at the venue.) Trans-Pecos still doesn't have much of an official web presence, but a number of shows have been announced for the spot on top of the aforementioned Pop. 1280/Ukjah Drag/Herzog Rising/Nick Klein show this Thursday (12/12). Here's a rundown.

All of the following have $8 covers and will open their doors at 8 PM, except where noted...

This Wednesday (12/11)Dreams West will play with Only Edges and LAMPGOD & **L_RD//$M$.

On Friday (12/13), noted Rhode Island IDM crafter The Range (who recently released a new album) will play with Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, and Diamond Terrifier. The door charge goes up to $10 for this one.

On Saturday (12/14), the aforementioned Peter Kerlin Octet/Sunwatchers/Platinum Vision lineup will be joined by all-girl Japanese rockers Hard Nips (who are nonetheless based in Brooklyn) in the headlining slot.

The following Thursday (12/19), local noisy punkers Heaven's Gate (whose debut album is pretty good) will play with locals Advaeta and Chicago noise rockers Millions.

The ensuing Friday (12/20), avant-garde ensemble Zs (whose Sam Hillmer put out a sax-based solo record in the spring) play with Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and DJ Bubbles.

Finally, on January 3 (1/3), Kayo Dot will join Hospital Productions noise artist Lussuria and Jeremiah Cymerman for the first edition of a monthly series called "Chaos Bodies," curated by Psalm Zero bandmates Andrew Hock (of Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life).

If you're curious about what Trans-Pecos has done with the former Silent Barn space, check out this Bedford and Bowery writeup. Flyer for Thursday's Pop. 1280 show is below...

Continue reading "Todd P's venue Trans Pecos opened, more shows announced (Miho Hatori, Kayo Dot, The Range, Heaven's Gate & more)"

Polica @ Radio City Music Hall in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Polica

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

Polica, Marijuana Death Squad @ Webster Hall
Polica's blend of folk-style songwriting with indie pop and R&B aesthetics is as great live as it is on record. They were recently here opening for The xx, but now you can catch them at a headlining show, as they taken on Webster Hall.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Tonight's the first full night of the multi-venue Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (last night was the pre-show), and though all the shows should be great, our show of choice tonight is the one at Music Hall of Williamsburg which features one half of TNGHT, Lunice, Yeezus contributor Evian Christ, and upcoming rapper Rockie Fresh. Other BEMF shows include Erika, BMG, Souffront, Patrick Russell, Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic @ 285 Kent Avenue, Sliink, Nadus, DJ Reck, Ezrakh, DJ Slow @ Glasslands, Letherette @ Villain and John Digweed, Naveen G, Mario Basanov, Nicholas Matar @ Output.

Mick Turner, Mike Wexler, Matteah Baim @ Union Pool
Dirty Three guitarist (among other things), Mick Turner, is set to release his new solo album, Don't Tell the Driver, on November 19 via Drag City which was recorded over the last four years, is a concept record and being described as a "post rock opera."

Os Mutantes, Capsula @ Le Poisson Rouge
Brazilian psychedelic legends Os Mutantes play tonight with fellow South American band Capsula.

Twin Peaks, Drowners, Gang of Youths @ Baby's All Right
Chicago's glammy garage rockers Twin Peaks played MHOW last night with Born Ruffians and tonight headline here (formerly listed as "Laura Palmers" and "Secret Guest"). This is also another chance to catch prettyboy pop-rock combo Drowners. Late night, Pearl Necklace's Bryce Hackford will DJ.

Widowspeak, Pure Bathing Culture, Spires @ Bowery Ballroom
Widowspeak just released a new EP, The Swamps, last week which offers up more of their spooky, whispery sounds. Tonight's show also features synthy Vetiver side project Pure Bathing Culture and Spires' paisley-colored pop.

The Low Anthem, Robert Ellis, Grandchildren @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is now open with free shows every weekend, and tonight's is from indie folk collective The Low Anthem. Robert Ellis, who's also on the bill, opened for Deer Tick in NYC last night.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
This is the first of three sold-out shows at City Winery for the Irish singer.

The Business, The Welch Boys, 45 Adapters @ Mercury Lounge
UK Oi vets The Business play tonight, which could get wild like it did in 2011.

Sleeping Bag, Shark?, Rozwell Kid, Porches @ Silent Barn
This is a good bill, especially for anthemic Brooklyn garage rockers Shark? and the Exploding In Sound-signed Porches. Porches are about to release a split with LVL UP on 11/26 via Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy, and you can stream both sides of that below.

Tombs @ Saint Vitus in April (more by Caroline Harrison)
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Tombs, Primitive Weapons, Empty Flowers, Anicon @ Saint Vitus
This is a great local metal bill, including two big hitters: the atmospheric Tombs and the post-harcore-leaning Primitive Weapons.

Hard Nips, Mean Creek, Life Size Maps, Haybaby, Butterscotch Stanley @ Shea Stadium
All-girl Japanese punk band Hard Nips, who are a lot of fun live, headline this overall good line-up of local acts.

Lucero, Titus Andronicus, The Menzingers @ Terminal 5
Fans of punk-tinged heartland rock/folk rock and vice versa shouldn't miss this show, because all three bands expertly deliver that sound.

Sunset Guns, Typefighter, Heeney, Black Mountain Revival @ The Grand Victory
The band we're most looking forward to on this bill is Typefighter, who make very good post-Weezer power pop.

Tiers, Dead Leaf Echo, The Harrow @ Cake Shop
Coldwave duo (and Cult of Youth-related) Tiers have their record release party which also features superior local shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo.

Polar Bear Club, Citizen, Diamond Youth, Sainthood Reps @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Polar Bear Club has taken out some pretty great openers for this tour, including the anthemic emo-punks Citizen, power poppers Diamond Youth, and post-hardcore rippers Sainthood Reps.

GAG, Shoxx, Goosebumps, Pleasure Industry, IVY @ Fitness
Olympia's GAG chug away with a heavier, thicker, and darker take on the kind of power chord riffage that's been in punk's repertoire since the earliest days of hardcore, and they've got a seriously maniacal vocalist. See what you're in for via the live video embedded below. This is also the last-ever show for Shoxx (whose drummer Elser Nino is also now in Merchandise), and local punk band Goosebumps are always worth catching too.

NY Comedy Festival
The 10th annual NY Comedy Fest is underway and tonight's shows include Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, and Charlie Murphy.

China Crisis @ Iridium
Liverpool's China Crisis took the '70s yacht rock aesthetic and brought it into the age of mid-'80s New Romantics. Their glossy pop still sounds pretty good today.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Polica, BEMF, Widowspeak, Twin Peaks, China Crisis, Os Mutantes, Mick Turner, Porches, more)"

Potty Mouth

Back in February, 285 Kent hosted the Indie Pop Prom, which included sets from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swearin', Waxahatchee, Potty Mouth, and Weed Hounds (their first show in 2 years). Well, Potty Mouth and Weed Hounds must love playing proms, because this Saturday (5/25) at Big Snow, they'll play the MONSTER PROM, along with Celestial Shore, Slime Boyz, and Brown Bread. The show begins at 6 PM with a monster art show (which you can participate in) and music starts at 9. $7 at the door gets you in to this all ages show.

Potty Mouth, who will be releasing their debut LP this year, have other upcoming shows too, including another in NYC on June 5 at Cake Shop with Hard Nips, Leda (whose lineup includes Amy Klein of Hilly Eye and formerly of Titus Andronicus), and The Pretty Greens. That show is $8 at the door.

Leda also play a free Northside show at Spike Hill on June 16.

Updated Potty Mouth dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Potty Mouth playing MONSTER PROM at Big Snow w/ Weed Hounds, Celestial Shore & more (updated dates)"

Still from Heliotropes' "The Dove" video
Heliotropes

Heliotropes are busy putting the finishing touches on their debut album which will be released by Manimal Vinyl sometime this spring. In the meantime they've released the video for the album's single, "The Dove," and you can watch that in all its windblown black-and-white glory below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Heliotropes live in NYC at the previously mentioned show on Thursday (1/10) at Shea Stadium as part of a line-up that includes Hard Nips, Desert Sharks and Hippy. More info on that show is here. The show is the start of a weekend tour for Hard Nips and those tour dates are listed below, along with the Heliotropes video.

Continue reading "Heliotropes made a new video, playing NYC this week with Hard Nips (who are touring) (stream, dates)"

"If my resolution for 2013 had been to eat shrooms, rage in a mosh pit and lose my voice at a @titus_ndronicus show, I'd be done already." - @THEmikewhite

"So many scratches on my body that I look like I was attacked by a werewolf, so I guess last nights concert was fuckin dope @titus_ndronicus" - Dimitri Belkin

"almost 24 hours later and my neck is insanely sore from the @titus_ndronicus #NYE pit. one of the most fun nights of my life" - Travis Yablon

Titus Andronicus at Glasslands on NYE (via Alex Vasquez)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus rang in the new year in Brooklyn at Glasslands for a Dapwell-hosted show. Titus went on after midnight after sets by Baked and Cosmonaut. They played a wild set with favorites from all three Titus albums and then finished the set off with a run of covers -- Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town," The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," and The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." The full setlist is below.

Titus frontman Patrick Stickles also just spoke to Pitchfork about his "TOP FIVE RECORD COMPANY FAILS OF 2012" aka his five favorite "Self-released records and unsigned giants," which you can see listed below in alphabetical order. The list includes three of Patrick's Brooklyn neighbors, The So So Glos, Bad Credit No Credit, and Hard Nips (who play Shea Stadium on January 10 with Desert Sharks, Heliotropes, and Hippy). It also includes Boston's Hallelujah the Hills, who play Brooklyn on February 24 at The Rock Shop with Zachary Cale and Woodsy Pride. Patrick's full list with commentary and a list of all Hard Nips dates are below.

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus played Glasslands on NYE (setlist); Patrick Stickles lists his "top 5 record company fails of 2012""

Tinderbox

This Sunday (11/11) is the third-annual Tinderbox Music Festival which "powerful, diverse, and innovative female artists and female-fronted bands." We already mentioned that the line-up includes headliners Cocorosie but will also feature Jean Grae (who playes the Hurricane Sandy benefit at Knitting Factory on Thursday), Selebrities, Lili Haydn, Computer Magic, Hard Nips and more. Full line-up, which takes over all three stages at Webster Hall, is below.

Like the two years past, Tinderbox fest goes to support the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Girls Write Now, and the Tinderbox Songwriting Workshop, but this year part of the net proceeds will go to New York Cares helping with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. Tickets ($25) are still available. We're also giving a pair of tickets away and details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Tinderbox Music Festival is Sunday w/ Cocorosie, Jean Grae, Selebrities & more; some money going to Sandy relief (win tix)"

Peelander-Z at Googa Mooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Peelander-Z

As mentioned Peelander-Red is unfortunately leaving Peelander-Z, but is going on one final tour as a member of the band with Electric Eel Shock. That tour is already scheduled to hit NYC on October 12 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Math the Band (tickets), and now BrooklynVegan is proud to announce that we'll be presenting another NYC show for the band, happening on November 23 at Knitting Factory Brooklyn, which will be Red's final show with Peelander-Z. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but we'll let you know when they are.

In related news, Peelander-Z's "sister band" Peewonder-Z play a NYC show at The Paper Box TONIGHT (10/4) with Hard Nips, Gelatine w/ Otonana Trio, and Dirty Babylon Breaker. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

We're also premiering Peelander-Z's new music video for "Get Glasses," which was recorded live at Red 7 in Austin. That video, the tour flier, and a list of all dates are below.

Continue reading "Peelander-Z have a new video, add Knitting Factory show to tour (BV Presents)"

Crest Fest

The annual Crest Hardware Art Show runs from June 30 - August 31 and kicks off this Saturday (6/30) with Crest Fest 2012 which goes from 1 - 7PM and features a live music stage, two DJ booths, plus local, creative art, and food vendors. Bands performing include Aabaraki, Grey Sky Appeal, Hard Nips, PitchBlak Brass Band and Workout and DJ sets are by Petey Complex, Lucas Walters, Dom Leon, King Cut, Peter Hale and Krunk Pony. The show is free and all ages.

Crest Hardware is located at 558 Metropolitan Ave Between Lorimer and Union in Williamsburg. This year's Art Show will include "100+ works from various artists of different mediums. The art will be installed contextually throughout 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000 sq ft urban garden...All art is about/made with/or inspired by hardware." Flyers and posters are at the bottom of this post.

Speaking of things happening on June 30 sponsored by Converse Rubber Tracks (which Crest Fest is), White Rabbits are playing a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg Saturday night and we're giving away a pair of VIP tickets which guarantees you admission to the otherwise first-come, first-served show, and gets you into the VIP balcony. Details on how to enter are below...

Continue reading "Crest Hardware 2012 Art Show starts Saturday with Crest Fest; win VIP tix to see White Rabbits at MHOW"

photos by Harriet Roberts, additional EES photos by Keith Marlowe

Electric Eel Shock @ Cake Shop
Electric Eel Shock

[Electric Eel Shock are a trio that practices in] ...crazy Japanese metal. These three guys make Boris look like a chamber quartet. They hit the stage to Iron Man with the singer/guitarist leading the crowd in a karaoke version for a verse. Then they are ready to rip into their own songs. The guys with axes are flashy with plenty of cliche metal moves delivered with speed and integrity (and by integrity, I mean a complete enthusiastic honesty in the manner of a satirist who completely accepts his subject). The drummer is wearing shoes and socks, two black gloves and one elongated sock. He often plays with two sticks in each hand. The last time I saw this was when someone was playing a xylophone. -[Review from the DC show by DC Rock Live]
Electric Eel Shock's tour with Hot Cha Cha came to an end with a raucous show at Cake Shop on March 25th featuring Hard Nips, The Vandellas, and Musuki Aruvavo Lee. Here are somewhat-NSFW (thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers-like outfit the drummer of EES was "wearing") pictures from the show. More below...

Continue reading "Electric Eel Shock (with a nearly-nude drummer) played Cake Shop w/ the Vandelles, Hot Cha Cha, Hard Nips, more (pics)"

Electric Eel Shock at 502 in San Antonio, TX
Electric Eel Shock

After a show at Death By Audio earlier this month, Japan's Electric Eel Shock are returning from a trek down to SXSW with Peelander-Z. Their first trek in the US in six years is almost complete, but they have a few shows left on their itinerary with Hot Cha Cha that include a final show at Cake Shop on March 25th with The Vandelles, Hard Nips and DJ Eric Davidson (Livids, New Bomb Turks). $8 gets you in.

Hard Nips are also on board for the four-day Aputumpu Music Festival that will take place across four venues in NYC over the next four days. The party kicks off TONIGHT (3/22) with a show at Shea Stadium featuring The Suzan, Radical Dads, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Habibi, and The Toothaches and continues with shows at Public Assembly, Cameo, and a headlining appearance from Japanther at LPR. Tickets are on sale for the entire weekend.

The full festival lineup with all EES tour dates and some video of EES's metal-punk party vibes, below...

Continue reading "Aputumpu Fest begins today; Electric Eel Shock on tour"

Hilly Eye at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Devan Council)
Hilly Eye

Hilly Eye (aka Amy Klein formerly of Titus Andronicus and Catherine Tung) will release their first 7" on Don Giovanni Records this spring and will follow that with a full length, due out on the label this summer.

They've got two local shows coming up, including one on Thursday (2/23) at Cake Shop with Quiet Loudly, Magnetic Island, and Passenger Peru, and another on March 11 at Public Assemly with Shigeto, Gross Relations, Hard Nips, Desert Sharks, and more. The show is part of Sunrise Fest, a memorial/benefit festival for the one year anniversary of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year (3/11/11). The fest runs all day from 2 PM to 11 PM with over 20 performances and is open to "all ages, all races, all people in this generation."

Both dates dates are listed with a video of the band at Ladyfest Boston below...

Continue reading "Hilly Eye signed to Don Giovanni, scheduled shows"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

"Shit is about to get pretty real @sheastadiumbk #trippplenippple" - Titus Andronicus

Anamanaguchi

Trippple Nippples played the last of the few NYC shows they scheduled over the past two weeks while visiting from Tokyo, at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. They were sporting a very similar look to what they wore on New Year's Eve at 285 Kent. As mentioned, there was also a secret guest who ended up being Anamanaguchi. Bad Credit/No Credit, Hard Nips and Guardian Alien played the show too. More pictures below...

Continue reading "Trippple Nippples, Hard Nips, Guardian Alien & secret guest Anamanaguchi played Shea Stadium (pics)"

By Bill Pearis

Trippple Nippples

In the grand tradition of weirdo Japanese artrock come Tokyo trio Trippple Nipppleswho have been in town wreaking havoc and dropping jaws for the last week. They were originally here for a string of opening slots for Devo but have stuck around New York for a few more shows. (Maybe you saw them at Glasslands last Thursday.)

You've got three more chances to see them: tonight (12/20) they're at Pianos with Hard Nips (how could they not?) and play again at Pianos on 12/27 with The Suzan (it had to happen), and then Shea Stadium (with Hard Nips again) on January 4.

What could be described as the Japanese manic electro pixie version of Gwar, Trippple Nippples' wild stage shows are the stuff of legend, involving -- but not limited to -- milk-shooting prothetic breasts, buckets of glitter, feathers, and spaghetti. (You might want to wear old clothes.) They make music too, hyper shouty electro rock that is pretty fun on its own merits too. Pharrell Williams is a fan.

You can stream a few Trippple Nippples tracks below, and there's live footage from Glasslands and other video treats below too.

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Of Montreal

"Our new album, Paralytic Stalks, is officially available for pre-order through Polyvinyl Records! It'll be available on CD / 180-gram 2xLP (limited edition fuchsia, or black vinyl) / cassette / MP3 formats on Feb 7th. Check everything out by clicking HERE. Tracklist below."
Of Montreal will go out on tour in support of that album this spring. The newly-announced dates include NYC shows at Webster Hall on March 30 (with Computer Magic and Hard Nips) and Webster Hall on March 31 (with Loney Dear and Kishi Bashi). Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday at noon. All dates are listed below...

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

Shonen Knife & CJ Ramone
Shonen Knife

For the encore [Shonen Knife] returned sporting leather jackets which would lead to their homage to the legendary Queens band [the Ramones]. From there we got seven song high-powered set of Ramones classics... Just before 'Scattergun' was delivered, the girls introduced their special guest C.J. Ramone, who joined them to sing the tune and remained with them for the final numbers. -[Piercingmetal via BraveWords]
Perky Japanese punks Shonen Knife celebrated both their 30th anniversary and the catalog of the Ramones with a special appearance by CJ Ramone at Bell House on Friday (11/18). In total they performed eight Ramones covers during their "Osaka Ramones" set. There are thirteen covers on their tribute CD with the same name. Tou can see the full Bell House setlist, along with more pictures and some videos from the show, below.

Shonen Knife have officially concluded their US tour with dates in upstate NY this past weekend (after Bell House). If you missed them, pick up a copy of their Christmas single to tide you through the holidays.

More stuff, including pictures of Hard Nips and Heavy Cream who opened the show, below...

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

The Suzan & fan @ Glasslands -- 9/25/2011
The Suzan

Some pictures from last night's show. They continue below...

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photos by Winnie Cheung

Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger & Hard Nips kicked off the series of free Sunday shows at Beekman Beer Garden on Sunday (7/10). The outdoor setting, complete with fake beach, tent, an amazing view, food and, well, beer, is the perfect setting for a summer show. According to Bill, it was a " sedate Cheeseburger show... which means [it was] only 82% insane." More pictures from the day below...

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photos by Andrew St. Clair, additional Friends photos by Sharese Frederick

Peelander-Z
Peelander-Z

Peelander-Z brightened up The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday, 5/6, with a set of their effervescent pop-punk alongside Friends & Hard Nips. Pictures from the NYC show adorn this post.

Peelander-Z's next officially scheduled rendez-vous in the NYC area will be part of Vans Warped Tour 2011. They'll play all festival dates from 7/20-2/29 including Nassau Coliseum on 7/23 (tickets) and Monmouth Park Raceway in Oceanport, NJ on 7/24 (tickets).

And though Peelander-Z have no proper NYC dates on the calendar, they did announce another special event at the Studio. As you can see in the pictures above, "Sister of Peelander" Peewonder-Z... well, exist, and you can catch them at Death By Audio on June 9th with Peelander-Z side project Black Cherry (comprised of Green and Red) and DJ Yellow. What are Peewonder-Z? We think they may have said they are a Peelander-Z cover band. Stay tuned for more details or just show up to DbA on 6/9 to find out. Update: Facebook invite created.

Hard Nips and Friends both have NYC shows coming up soon, and both at 285 Kent. Friends play with Dan Deacon on May 21st. Hard Nips play with Quintron & Miss Pussycat on May 28th.

More pictures and a video from The Studio are below.

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Peelander-Z at The Studio in January (more by Leia Jospe)
Peelander-Z

Welcome home Peelander-Z! The NYC band is finally home after an extended tour with Anamanaguchi that kicked off at SXSW and ended on April 30th. And though the tour is over, the band is ALREADY back out on the road, playing Newark, Delaware tonight and a hometown show back at The Studio at Webster Hall Saturday (5/7) with Hard Nips and Friends. Tickets for that one are still available (and, update: we're giving away a pair on Facebook).

Anamanaguchi has a new NYC show on their calendar too, which they say "is gonna be AWESOME. we're gonna have: JAMS // VISUALS // STROBES // UNICORNBROS DOING SECURITY // FURBIES // RAINBOWS // W33D420 // OK." Bowery Presents may have to give some of their staff a night off to make way for those UNICORNBROS, because Anamanaguchi are talking about a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/22. Tickets are on sale.

You don't need to wait that link to see Anamanaguchi though. The band will play day one of this year's Blip Festival, the annual three day festival in celebration of "low-bit video games and home computers". This year's fest takes place at Manhattan's Eyebeam (540 West 21st Street) from May 19-21. Tickets are on sale with 3-day and 1-day options available. The full lineup is listed below. It includes Tristan Perich, Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, Starscream and many more.

Anamanaguchi, Starscream and Peelander-Z played a show together at the Studio at Webster Hall back in January. Check out the pics.

Hard Nips, who play with Peelander on Saturday, are also scheduled to support Quintron & Miss Pussycat with Super Nice Bros and X-ray Eyeballs on May 28th at 285 Kent. Friends, who also play with Peelander Saturday, play 285 Kent soon too, with Dan Deacon.

All tour dates, the Blip lineup and some videos below.

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In what is now an annual tradition, we're playing catch up during this final week of the year. If this post seems outdated, that's because it is. Happy Holidays!

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Mussels

Mussels, the Zoobombs, and Hard Nips played the Rock Shop back on the day before Thanksgiving. A set of pictures from that show continues below...

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