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Dictators

Patti Smith isn't the only NYC punk legend celebrating the new year in her hometown this year. The Dictators, whose 1975 album Go Girl Crazy! was highly influential on the early punk scene and included a cover of "California Sun" two years before the Ramones released one, will hit the small Bowery Electric on New Year's Eve with support from two younger garage punk bands, Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets. There will be a champagne toast at midnight, and tickets are on sale now. Their current lineup includes lead singer Handsome Dick Manitoba with other longtime members Ross The Boss and JP "Thunderbolt" Patterson, plus Daniel Rey and Dean Rispler.

Before that, The Dictators will be in Austin for one of the FFF Nites shows which are all free with your Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband. Stay tuned for more info on the exact show they'll play. After NYE, The Dictators will go on their first west coast year in over ten years.

It's been a busy day for '70s NYC punk, with Blondie and Johnny Thunders news too.

All Dictators dates are listed, with a couple classic song streams, below...

Continue reading "The Dictators playing NYC on NYE w/ Dirty Fences & Hector's Pets, FFF Nites, touring West Coast (dates)"

Detroit Cobras at The Bell House in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Detroit Cobras

Detroit Cobras are bringing their garage rock covers back on the road for a four-date Northeast tour which kicks off in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/12) at The Bell House. Opening tonight and in Philly are fellow Detroit band Blaire Alise & The Bombshells and tonight's show also includes local Brooklyn garage rockers Hector's Pets. Tickets for tonight's show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Related band Reigning Sound also have a tour coming up that hits NYC during CMJ.

List of Detroit Cobras dates, and a video, below...

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Joanna Gruesome @ Shea Stadium earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
Joanna

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups @ South Street Seaport (FREE)
Joanna Gruesome pull equally from indie pop and aggressive punk, and the energy of their super-fun live shows leans more towards the latter. Big Ups pull from early '90s post-hardcore, and like JG, their live show is really where it's at. This show is free -- a great way to start off your Labor Day Weekend.

Handsome Family, Richard Buckner, Cereus Bright @ Rough Trade
True Detective may not have scored much at this year's Emmys, but the hit HBO show certainly brought deserved attention to veteran Americana gothic band Handsome Family via "Far From Any Road," which was used as the theme song.

Single Mothers, Dope Body, Vulture Shit, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Canada's Single Mothers have been making highly promising literate punk for a few years now, and this year they're finally ready to release their long-awaited debut LP. The rest of the bill is great too, with noise rockers Dope Body, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and post-punks Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

Love as Laughter, August Wells, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Baby's All Right
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Their new single, "LZY SLDR," finds them still in catchy top form. Psych rockers Prince Ruperts Drops, set to drop a new album soon, open the show.

Boytoy, Las Rosas, Threats @ Baby's All Right
Las Rosas are perhaps Brooklyn's best garage rock band. This late night show (doors at midnight) is free.

Una Bestia Incontrolable, Survival, Nandas, Negation @ Death by Audio
Una Bestia Incontrolable are in town all the way from Barcelona for two shows in NYC this weekend, this being the first. Their new 7" on Iron Lung Records suggests this will be a wild show.

Ratking, Salomon Faye @ Pianos
Alt-rap trio Ratking have no lack of shows in their hometown of NYC, and this one's on the smaller side.

Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth @ Asbury Lanes
Perfect Pussy's live shows are rarely more than 15 minutes of nonstop noise punk, and the short sets are always an absolute thrill to watch. Potty Mouth's poppy punk is a good match.

Hector's Pets, Big Huge, Sunset Guns @ Rippers
It's the unofficial end of Summer, so why not spend it at this Rockaway Beach spot with a night of free music, headlined by Burger band Hector's Pets? The fun starts at 6 PM.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
EDM festival Electric Zoo is probably something you want to avoid at all costs, but on the off chance you're getting dragged there, there's some stuff worth catching today like A-Trak, Jamie xx, Gesaffelstein, Bonobo, Gorgon City and Tensnake.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Jones Beach
Two generations of authority-thumbing hard rock hit Jones Beach tonight. The musicians who made the music may be getting up there but "Dr. Feelgood" and "Eighteen" (amongst others) remain rebel classics.

The Ugly Club, Bellows, Terrible Terrible, eskimeaux, Stargazy @ Shea Stadium
If you like introverted bedroom indie pop, Bellows and Eskimeaux (who share members) should both be up your alley.

Such Hounds, Dead Stars, Left & Right, Crow Bait @ The Grand Victory
Relive various sounds of the '90s with indie rockers Dead Stars, poppy punks Left & Right, and alt-country punks Crow Bait.

Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, Hush @ The Acheron
For those who like their metal on the atmospheric side, all four bands at the Acheron tonight should hit the spot.

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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Cymbals Eat Guitars at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bueno, Grooms, Ache @ 5050 Skate Park
Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album is out now, and it packs a real punch of passionate indie rock. The Staten Island band are playing several NYC shows in support of it, this being the one happening in their home borough.

Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Oneirogen @ Union Pool (IO Presents)
Our metal site Invisible Oranges is presenting this killer show with black metal/folk blenders Falls of Rauros, more black metal from Obsidian Tongue, and one-man metal wiz Oneirogen.

Dirty Fences, Hector's Pets, Dinos Boys, The Johnny's @ Death by Audio
Atlanta's sneary Dino Boys headline this night of garage punk, that also includes worthy local acts Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets.

John Cameron Mitchell @ The Bell House
WNYC's "Ask Me Another" is a live radio taping that combines "brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music." Tonight's special guest is Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Porches, Juan Wauters @ CMJ Artist Announcement Party
The first round of artists for CMJ gets announced tonight, and to go along with that there will be live music from local indie rock musicians Porches and Juan Wauters.

Bluffing, Legs Like Tree Trunks, ONWE, Fern Mayo @ Trans Pecos
There's some cool bands on this bill including indie popsters Bluffing, and tumblr-irony-pop guy ONWE.

Zs, VHVL, Yvette, White Reaper, Ricky Eat Acid @ Palisades
If you like it weird and noisy, head to Palisades where you can see the sax-fueled Zs, the intense Yvette, the garage rocking White Reaper and more.

Thumpers, Sun Club @ Mercury Lounge
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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

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Greys at Death by Audio in May (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Greys

Greys have never been shy about their '80s/'90s punk/post-hardcore influences. There's a song called "Guy Picciotto" on their Carpark debut, If Anything, and the band have now paid more respects to their influences by covering Mission of Burma's "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate" in a new Daytrotter session. You can stream the new cover below.

They've also announced a tour with fellow Canadian punks The Dirty Nil. That tour hits multiple US and Canadian cities including NYC on August 18 at Baby's All Right with Hector's Pets and Washer. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of rock bands on Carpark, Cloud Nothings and Speedy Ortiz recently announced tours too.

List of dates, with the MoB cover, below...

Continue reading "Greys covered Mission of Burma, touring w/ The Dirty Nil"

photos by P Squared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher

Thee Oh Sees at Death by Audio - 6/15/14
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees

Garage rock greats Thee Oh Sees came to NYC for a free outdoor show in McCarren Park during the Northside Festival, but as they tend to do when they come here for a big show, they added a tiny last-minute one that happened at Death by Audio Sunday night (6/15). The shows were their first in NYC with their new touring lineup which is frontman John Dwyer joined by Nick Murray on drums and Timothy Hellman on bass. This power trio version of the band still put on a very full sounding show that my ears are just beginning to stop ringing from two days later, and needless to say it was a wonderful mess. Crowd was packed in as close as possible to the stage, dancing, bopping around, and clearly having a hell of a time. And John Dwyer and co. matched their energy, taking only minimal pauses and never going less hard on a song than the one before it. Totally wild show.

Two of the openers, Hector's Pets and White Mystery, also had a garage rock thing going on, but the opener that struck me most was LA's Burger-signed Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel. They sounded straight out of 1967 LA with organ-driven psych rock not far from Strawberry Alarm Clock (there was a song I almost thought was an "Incense and Peppermints" cover), and a little Ray Manzarek in there too. You can stream their newest record, Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious via Bandcamp.

Pictures of all four bands are in this post and continue below...

Continue reading "Thee Oh Sees played Death by Audio w/ White Mystery, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel and Hector's Pets (pics)"

Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldrums

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kurt Vile and The Violators, Steve Gunn @ Brooklyn Bowl
Kurt Vile's take on folk rock recalls the classics but at this point he's got a sound of his own. Tonight's a great chance to catch him somewhere far more intimate than the very large Governors Ball he plays this weekend.

Doldrums, Moon King, Eola, Empress Of (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
It's all in the family at this show with Doldrums (aka Airick Woodhead), and Moon King (the band with Woodhead's brother, Daniel). Both members of Moon King also play in the current Doldrums line-up and, believe it or not, this is the first-ever show where both bands have been on the same bill.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after Doldrums for seven-strong Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, who make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. This is the first of their June "Brooklyn Summer Fun Residency."

Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier, Sorority Noise @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
It's a stacked night for emo with the lyrical folk/pop/punk of Modern Baseball, mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts, the dead-serious, socially aware emo/pop punks The Hotelier, and the scrappy power pop-leaning Sorority Noise.

Neil Degrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman @ Beacon Theatre
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman have been doing a live version of space-oriented radio show "Star Talk" for some time, though Tyson is a lot better known these days, thanks to the reboot of science series Cosmos. Tonight's edition features special guests Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa and more.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Syd Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom
Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger make pop that is, well, Beatlesque. Tonight's show also features a band with another relative of rock royalty, Syd Arthur, the psychedelic UK quartet whose violinist is Kate Bush's nephew.

Curtis Harvey, Eamon Hamilton, Lost Tapes @ Cake Shop
Curtis Harvey was previously in '90s-era slowcore vets Rex, folk rock supergroup Pullman, and now he makes gentle folk on his own. Opening tonight's show is BrakesBrakesBrakes singer Eamon Hamilton, as well as Spain's Lost Tapes who are still in town after their NYC Popfest appearance last weekend.

Hector's Pets, Music Band, A Rex & J Rex, Organs @ Death by Audio
NYC garage rockers Hector's Pets recently released their new album Pet-O-Feelia and will probably play a lot of that tonight at this show that also features A. Rex and J. Rex, and Organs.

Questlove (DJ set), Curtis Harding (DJ set), AlunaGeorge (DJ set) @ Gansevoort Park Avenue Pool Bar
This is a Governors Ball pre-party on the swanky Gansevoort Park rooftop which is free if you RSVPEed to RSVP@nightswimnyc.com.

Peanut Butter Wolf, Sinkane (DJ Set), Chits @ Glasslands
Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf gets the dancefloor moving at Glasslands tonight.

Disclosure (DJ Set), Kaytranada, Jubilee @ Output
Disclosure have become quite the festival band, as anyone going to Governors Ball this weekend can see, but their late-night DJ sets are always a hit too, and before GovBall you can experience that at Williamsburg dance club Output tonight.

Pro Era @ Red Hook Park (FREE)
Pro Era may have young members (one of which is Joey Bada$$) but they rap like it's still the decade they were born in (the '90s). Tonight's show is a Summerstage show and it's totally free.

Molly & The Zombies, Dave Hause, Jared Hart @ The Bell House
It's no secret that Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is as (or maybe more) into folk as the punk and heartland rock of his main band. His new band Molly & the Zombies (also feat. members of Scissor Sisters, Plow United, Ryan Adams/Grace Potter's bands) gives him a chance to fully commit to that type of music. Tonight's their first NYC show, and it's with Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause and Scandals frontman Jared Hart.

Herzog, Black Brick, Shark Week, Grave Pool @ Bowery Electric
Cleveland indie rockers Herzog are back with a genuinely terrific new album, Boys, that recalls the heyday (and hooks) of '90s college radio with great lyrics to boot.

Life Size Maps, Grand Resort, Hard Nips, Beiju @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Underrated locals Life Size Maps headline this all-around quality show that also features indiepoppers Grand Resort and the in-your-face Hard Nips.

Dysrhythmia, Many Arms, Mick Barr/Marc Edwards @ Saint Vitus
It's gonna get weird and heavy at Vitus tonight with out-there metal band Dysrhythmia, punk-jazz combo Many Arms, and a duo set from Krallice's Mick Barr and veteran jazz drummer Marc Edwards.

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

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photos by Chris La Putt

Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right -- 5/24/2014
Shilpa Ray

Alt-punk-rock-bluegrass-appalachian-country band O'Death are not only still at it, they recently announced they have a new album on the way via Northern Spy. No other details at the moment, but it will be their first since 2011's Outside.

On June 7, O'Death will play the Wick with fellow long-running (minus hiatuses) NYC artists Vietnam and Shilpa Ray along with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who also recently played with Parquet Courts, Guards, Shy Hunters, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). Tickets for the Brooklyn show, which is also Vietnam's only upcoming date, are on sale.

Meanwhile you can catch Fletcher and band at Baby's All Right tonight (5/30). They're the "special guest" opening the Hector's Pets record release show.

On Saturday week we caught Shilpa Ray at Baby's All Right. We were sad to since learn that someone took her boots! Shilpa writes:

What a crazy night! Baby's is so much fun. WAY TOO MUCH FUN. I've got a severe headache and I believe someone walked away with my boots last night. Give em back! I know you've got big feet and there is no way you're a ladies 5 1/2 - 6, so quit pretending. As for the rest of you thanks for coming out!! Loved Clapperclaw, Triptides, and D'NT. Special thanks to DJ Andrew Haynes.

I could say something rash, like I'm not drinking for the rest of this week, but we know that is a lie. Cheers to the Mid Atlantic states! Happy Memorial Weekend!!
I'll leave you with this: (yeah that's Stiv Bators) http://youtu.be/5CYN14Ki5o8

We missed Loved Clapperclaw and Triptides, but caught D'NT (who open for Titus Andronicus at Warsaw) and the intense harmonium playing Shilpa. Pictures from that show continue, along with a cover of the Pixies by O'Death you can listen to, below...

Continue reading "O'Death announce LP, playing w/ Vietnam, Fletcher C Johnson & Shilpa Ray (who lost her boots at Baby's) -- pics & dates"

Lower at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Lower

The Flatmates
Flatmates

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Flatmates, My Favorite, The Haywains, Bart and Friends @ Knitting Factory
Night 2 of NYC Popfest features the NYC debut of veteran UK indiepop band The Flatmates, and the first show in a long, long time from cult group My Favorite.

Yann Tiersen @ Highline Ballroom
Best known for his score to Amelie, French musician/composer Yann Tiersen will just released his new album, ∞ (Infinity), via Mute, which falls somewhere between modern composer and outright pop.

Anti-Nowhere League, Cro-Mags, Mephiskapheles, Night Birds, Up For Nothing, DJ the Guvnor @ Irving Plaza
It's a night of classic punk at Irving Plaza with '80s-era UK vets Anti-Nowhere League and NYC crossover thrash vets Cro-Mags. Newer band Night Birds are always worth catching as well.

The Menzingers, PUP, Cayetana, Lemuria @ Webster Hall
There's a stacked bill of melodic punk/indie rock at Webster Hall tonight with headliners The Menzingers who are touring behind their new alt-rock-oriented Rented World. Opening are Canadian rippers PUP, and Philly's Cayetana and Buffalo's Lemuria who both make scrappy indie punk.

Rush Midnight, Nightbox @ Rough Trade
Russ Manning just released his debut album as Rush Midnight which is full of slinky '80s Caribbean/new wave/disco. It's like Sting guest starring on Miami Vice. That's not a bad thing, necessarily. Russ knows his way around a groovy bassline.

Lower, Dark Blue, La Cruor @ The Acheron
Denmark's Lower bring their moody punk to The Acheron tonight for their second of two NYC shows this week. And don't miss Philly trio Dark Blue (mems Clockcleaner, Ceremony, Paint It Black, Purling Hiss) who also make moody punk and just signed to the newly re-activated Jade Tree.

Bambi Kino (mbrs of Nada Surf/Cat Power/GBV), Charles Bissel & Kevin Whelan, Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime @ The Bell House
Tonight is a benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154, featuring Charles Bissel and Kevin Whelan of The Wrens, plus high-concept, indie-rock-royalty-filled Beatles tribute act Bambi Kino, Palomar and more.

DJ Marfox, DJ Deeon, DJ Manny B2B RP Boo, Mumdance, J-Cush, UNiiQU3 B2B Tiga, Durban @ The Westway (RBMA)
It's an excellent night for forward-thinking dance music at The Westway for this Lit City Trax party happening as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. Many of the artists playing tonight will also be back in town for Warm Up this summer.

Sage Francis, Metermaids, B. Dolan @ LPR
Providence rapper Sage Francis, a past collaborator of both Bad Religion and Atmosphere, put out a new album, Copper Gone, this year and is currently on tour in support of that.

Hector's Pets, Games, A. Rex and J. Rex, Fletcher C Johnson @ Baby's All Right
NYC garage rockers Hector's Pets are celebrating the release of their new album Pet-O-Feelia. The night's undercard is pretty good, with power-poppers Games, plus A. Rex and J. Rex, and "special guest" Fletcher C Johnson.

Heartsrevolution, NinjaSonik, Demetra, Alyson Greenfield @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is a lineup of glitchy dancepop, headlined by Heartsrevolution.

Midnight Magic, Hess Is More @ Cameo Gallery
If you like your dance music played by a skilled live band, you're in luck as both bands on this bill fall under that category. Midnight Magic are straight-up disco; Hess is More find more of a krauty groove and tonight play as an eight-piece band.

Forgetters, Bennio Qwerty, The Seth @ Death by Audio
Forgetters, the current band of Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, will rip up DbA tonight; power trio Bennio Qwerty and The Seth are worth catching too.

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

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Heems w/ Das Racist in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Heems

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Heems, Zulu P., Girls In Uniform @ Baby's All Right
There's never a lack of chances to catch former Das Racist member Heems in NYC, and especially since there aren't many show options tonight, this could be a good chance.

OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy, NASA Space Universe @ Asbury Lanes
Another thing you could do with not many options in NYC is head to NJ to catch hardcore supergroup OFF! (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Hot Snakes, Rocket from the Crypt, Redd Kross, etc) whose tour hits Asbury Lanes tonight. They'll be in NYC on Saturday (5/17).

Dirty Fences w/ "Special Surprise Co-Headliner," Hector's Pets, Games @ Grand Victory
It's a night of garage rock at The Grand Victory tonight and a "special surprise guest co-headliner" is promised. Who could it be?

Keren Ann @ Joe's Pub
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Keren Ann was just out on a mini-tour, and tonight she's back in NYC to wrap it up at Joe's Pub.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with guests Mike Vecchione, Kara Klenk, Hugh Moore, Calvin Cato and more.

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

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1-800-Band

Brooklyn's 1-800-BAND will release a new EP, Diver Blue, on April 8 via Almost Ready Records (Liquor Store, Nobunny), and you can get a taste of that now from the title track, which makes its premiere in this post. The song's got some serious vibes of The Cars and other 1978/79 power pop/new wave bands, and if you're into that stuff you might dig 1-800-BAND too. You can check it out below.

1-800-BAND play locally a lot (maybe you've seen them?), and you'll get another chance to catch the band in their hometown this Sunday (2/23) at Death by Audio with Hector's Pets, Ar-Kaics and Chickenhawks. They're also playing at Record Grouch on April 5 (968 Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn), and night 1 of the Brooklyn Power Pop Festival at The Bell House on May 9 with Dwight Twilley and Pezband (tickets). More on that in a sec.

They also have some other spring dates in other cities, all of which are listed below...

Continue reading "1-800-BAND releasing an EP (song stream & upcoming dates)"

Nude Beach at BV-RBSS show at MHOW in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Nude Beach

As mentioned, Brooklyn garage rockers Marvin Berry and the New Sound have signed to Don Giovanni for their new LP, Bootleg (due out 2/25), and will play a release show for the new album on February 21 at Union Pool with Liquor Store and Hector's Pets. Since we last spoke, that lineup got even better because power pop trio Nude Beach (who just played the Don Giovanni showcase) were added. Advance tickets for the show are available. Nude Beach's only other upcoming dates at the moment are some support slots on The Men's tour (none in NYC), all of which are listed below.

In other Don Giovanni news, New Brunswick punks Brick Mower, who also just played the DG showcase, announced that their new album, Teenage Graceland, will be out on the label on March 25. You can stream its first single, "Shitty Parade," below.

All Nude Beach dates are listed, along with the Brick Mower stream and a few more streams from the new Marvin Berry LP, below...

Continue reading "Nude Beach added to Marvin Berry & the New Sound LP release show; Brick Mower releasing a new LP (stream a track)"

denney

Nashville hellraisers Denney & the Jets will release their debut album, Mexican Coke, on April 8 via Burger Records. (Denney's previous releases were via JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat imprint.) The record was produced by Andrija Tokic (who was at the boards for Alabama Shakes' Boys and Girls) and is a heaping helping of southern fried, honky tonk rock n' roll. According to main man Chris Denney, themes on the record include, "Smokin', Drinkin', Cocaine, Youth, Rodeo Clowns, Fucking Around, Acquittal, The Blues, Family, Being Broke, Pain Pills, Hangovers, Hookers, Strength, Getting High, Addiction, Living, Dying..." Which of those come into play on LP cut "Bye Bye Queenie"? Have a listen and decide for yourself, the track makes its premiere in this post.

Denney & the Jets will be on tour this spring, hitting NYC on April 19 at Glasslands with their Burger buddies White Fang and Hector's Pets. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Denney and the Jets ready new LP for Burger, touring with White Fang (dates & new track stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Marvin Berry

Brooklyn garage rockers Marvin Berry and the New Sound have been playing around their local scene for a while now, and they've just signed to Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Waxahatchee) who will release their debut full length, Bootleg, on February 25. There's hints of '60s garage rock and '70s power pop on the album's first single, "White Jungle," which you can stream below. That's the artwork above.

Marvin Berry and the New Sound were supposed to open for Swearin' at their Rough Trade show (3/7), but they've since dropped off that show and added a record release show happening on February 21 at Union Pool with Liquor Store and Hector's Pets. Admission for that show is $8 at the door.

In other Don Giovanni news, they've put a bunch of stuff up for action on eBay including artwork by Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females, Noun), test pressings of DG releases, and more.

Don Giovanni also do their annual Brooklyn showcases on 2/6 at Death by Audio and 2/7-8 at MHOW with Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson, California X, Priests, Tenement, Night Birds, Worriers and more. Tickets for DbA and MHOW (including a 2-day pass option) are still available.

Song stream below...

Continue reading "Marvin Berry & the New Sound releasing LP on Don Giovanni, playing release show (stream a track)"

by Bill Pearis

Habibi @ Bowery Ballroom in November (more by Dylan Johnson)
Habibi

Habibi's self-titled debut album is due out January 28 via Burger Records. (Fans of limited edition colored vinyl, it's up for pre-order.) You can stream "Let Me In" from it below and is a good example of their appealing, post-punky take on girl group sounds.

The band will be playing a record release show in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on January 29 with Hector's Pets, Mystery Lights and Jonathan Toubin on DJ duties. Tickets are on sale. Flyer for the show is below.

No other tour dates right now, but Habibi will be at SXSW in March so expect a tour around that. Stay tuned. Song stream, album art and tracklist below...


Continue reading "Habibi ready debut LP for Burger (stream a track), playing Brooklyn record release party and SXSW"

by Bill Pearis

Yvette
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Well I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Apart from going to see The Wolf of Wall Street with my parents (something I strongly advise against unless your parents are Abel Ferrara or something) mine was great, thanks. With New Year's on a Wednesday and not everyone back to the grind, things are still a little slow around here so I thought I'd revive This Week in Indie (or something like it) just this once, as there are some notable shows this weekend that don't necessarily have tours attached to them.

Yvette have been around for a couple years now, honing their brand of goth/industrial mechanics. The duo dropped Process back in November on God Mode (the label co-run by former P4K/Voice writer Nick Sylvester who also bashes the kit for Mr. Dream) and it's a pummelling, intense listen. (Check it out on Rdio.) You also get the sense that its foreboding clank will be magnified live, which seems to have been the case for their opening slot at Factory Floor a couple weeks ago.

You can see for yourself when Yvette play >Glasslands on Friday (1/3) with Christines and Future Punx, making for an all-around recommended show. Christines is the new band from Andy of Woven Bones which shares zero in common with his old band apart from fuzz pedals. This is more in the stratosphere-scraping shoegaze, not unlike late-'90s Swervedriver. No recordings released yet but definitely excited to see them live. Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo's Jason Kelly, draw inspiration from early, hyperactive new wave like Oingo Boingo, Devo, and Wall of Voodoo. They're a lot of fun.

UPDATE: due to Friday's predicted single-digit temperatures, tonight's Glasslands show is postponed till 2/21. All tickets honored.

Other Friday shows: Neon Indian will be DJing at Cameo headlining a bill that also features sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and Heathered Pearls (tix); it's a garage-y show at Union Pool with Hector's Pets, Dirty Fences, and A Rex & J Rex; it would be hard to resist heading to Brooklyn Night Bazaar to catch Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High (it is a free show); and The Everymen, The Brooklyn What and a bunch more bands will be paying tribute to the late Lou Reed at The Gutter with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center which provides shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth (more info).

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Boston's Bent Shapes will be in town at Glasslands on Saturday (1/4), opening for Gospels and Rumors. I'm not sure what a scrappy indiepop band are doing on a bill with two much more commercial-oriented bands, but that doesn't diminish the many charms of Bent Shapes' Feels Weird which adds a welcome dose of angularity, muscle and attitude to the band's jangly, jaunty tunes. They were great when they played the Sound Bites Series (which I curate) back in August.

Other Saturday shows of note: as I wrote earlier today, I'm a big fan of Los Angeles' Colleen Green who makes low-fi Ramones-y pop and plays Death by Audio with Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs and more; and CT noiseniks Magik Markers will be celebrating the release of their new album at Union Pool with fellow caucophists Degreaser and Lushes (tix).

And on Sunday (1/5) you can head to Mercury Lounge for a double-dose of local dreampop with Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.

Flyers for some of the shows mentioned in this post are below...

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California X at Death by Audio in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
Cali X

Priests at MHOW in October (more by Wei Shi)
Priests

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

California X, Perfect Pussy, Yvette, Flagland, Blessed State @ Shea Stadium
Every band on this five-band bill is worth seeing, and this much talent in the tiny Shea Stadium is sure to turn into a total mess (in the best way possible). There's Amherst sludge rockers California X, seriously intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, noisy art rockers Yvette, Brooklyn garage punks Yvette, and Northampton mid-'80s style hardcore punks Blessed State.

Priests, Noun (Marissa Paternoster), Heavy Bangs, Arm Candy @ Silent Barn
This show is the live music portion of Fvck the Media's public editorial meeting. Meeting starts at 7 and then by 8 we get Arm Candy, Heavy Bangs (the new band of Cynthia from Radiator Hospital), Marissa Paternoster's (of Screaming Females) other band Noun, and passionate DC post-punks Priests.

Holograms, TV Ghost, Heaven's Gate @ 285 Kent
Sweden's Holograms offer up a bleak postpunk landscape on their new album, Forever, which should sound good in the industrial confines of 285 Kent.  TV Ghost's gothy sound -- and locals Heaven's Gate -- make more an all-around noisy/angsty evening.

San Fermin @ Ace Hotel
While they play Music Hall of Williamsburg next week, chamber pop outfit San Fermin play a free show today as part of Ace Hotel's "Five at Five" series.

The Soupcans, BBIGPIGG, Fins, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Toronto's The Soupcans make speedy post-hardcore filled with all the anger, sarcasm, and weirdness you need. They're in NYC for two shows this weekend, both of which should get pretty intense. Connecticut noise rockers Fins are on tonight's bill and they're worth catching too.

Andrew Cedermark, Average Girl, Cosmonaut @ Cameo Gallery
Ex-Titus Andronicus member Andrew Cedermark has been on his own for a few years, having last released his Home Life album this year.

Household, Aye Nako, Air Waves, Sapphire Mansions @ Death By Audio
This whole bill is good, though we'd especially recommend catching Aye Nako who do pop punk right, and Household who are celebrating the release of their new Elaine's EP. It's also a release show for Sapphire Mansions' new mini-LP as well, so be sure to visit the merch table.

TEEN, Forest Fire, Splashh, Valleys @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are curated by Kanine Records, who offer up a good bill tonight, with UK band Splashh (in a stripped down line-up), Montreal's ethereal Valleys, and local band TEEN. It's free and you can do some holiday shopping while you're there too.

Negative Approach, The Casualties, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Europa
Tonight Europa's got a double-header of classic punk from Negative Approach and The Casualties, and local openers Nuclear Santa Claust do justice to the sound those (and other) bands helped create.

The Range, Octo Octa, Obey City @ Glasslands
It's a solid night of IDM at Glasslands with upcoming Rhode Island producer The Range and Brooklyn deep house regular Octo Octa.

A$AP Ferg, Joey Fatts & A$hton Matthews, Overdoz, 100s @ Irving Plaza
Rocky wasn't the only A$AP member to put a great record this year. A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord was a solid statement of its own that made Ferg more than just "part of A$AP Rocky's crew" and "Shabba" is up there with the best rap singles of the year.

Mori @ Pop Montreal (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Born Cages, MORI, Double Life @ Glasslands
New Montreal band Mori make slinky, alluring dancepop on their debut EP. We liked them last month at Pop Montreal. Worth a look.

French Horn Rebellion, Savoir Adore, Rush Midnight @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
FHR and Savoire Adore are BFFs, collaborate together and are often tourmates, so don't be surprised if you can't tell where one band stops and the next starts tonight. Adding to the dancepop vibes are the Police-ish sounds of Rush Midnight.

Revenge, Abazagorath, Krieg, Woe @ Saint Vitus
Canadian war metal band Revenge descends upon NYC for a two-night stand at Saint Vitus this weekend. Local black metallists Woe kick things off, and they are not to miss.

Flosstradamus, Been Trill, DJ Spinz @ Terminal 5
Flosstradamus have been putting on great dance parties for years, and now they're bigger than ever before, taking on a sold out show at NYC's huge Terminal 5.

Low Fat Getting High, Huntronik, Hundos, Haybaby @ The Grand Victory
Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High make fast 'n' catchy punk songs, and with almost no time between songs, their shows feel even faster. It's a total blur and a great time.

Anna von Hausswolff, Noveller @ Union Hall
Master of the church organ, AvH will bring her cathedral vibes -- and otherworldly voice -- to Union Hall tonight.

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, Frank Bango @ The Bell House
While both members of The dB's, Stamey and Holsapple tonight are playing their collaborative 1991 album, Mavericks (made while the dB's were broken up), in full.

Darlene Love @ BB King's
The "He's a Rebel" singer and '60s girl group icon delivers the hits tonight

Liquor Store, Hector's Pets, 1-800-Band, Citizen Blast Kane @ Union Pool
NJ garage rockers Liquor Store are about to head out on a tour of the US, but before they leave they play this local tour kickoff show tonight.

Math the Band, Stephen Brodsky, Chumped, Kerbivore @ The Gutter
This is a pretty diverse and all-around great happening at The Gutter tonight. Math the Band have played shows with Peelander-Z and Andrew WK which makes a lot of sense because they're also a "party-first-songs-second" kind of band. Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky is playing solo, Brooklyn's lyrical, scrappy pop punks Chumped are always worth catching, and Staten Island indie rockers Kerbivore are pretty solid too.

Painted Zeros, Turnip King, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy, Gingerlys @ Emet
This is a benefit for all-ages concert listings zine Showpaper, featuring a host of quality local bands.

The Saddest Landscape, My FIctions, Trophy Scars, Sleep Bellum Sonno @ Stevens Institute Of Technology
Tonight, Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology gets a killer post-hardcore show in their Jacobus Lounge with likeminded bands The Saddest Landscape and My Fictions who just released a collaborative split which hopefully means some collaborating tonight. Hometown art rockers Trophy Scars are on the bill too.

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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GBW

Portland's surfy Guantanamo Baywatch have a 7" due soon via Suicide Squeeze, a split with likeminded southern-fried rockers Natural Child. The single, appropriately titled Surf N' Turf, is out December 3 but you can stream GBW's "Love This Time" below (via SPIN).

The band are currently on tour, which hits NYC this weekend for three area shows: Saturday (11/2) at Cake Shop (line-up TBA), then SUNY Purchase on Sunday (11/3) with Pupppy and The Hiya Dunes, and then they'll hit Death by Audio on Tuesday (11/5) with Hector's Pets. Dirty Fences and A Rex & J Rex.

All Guantanamo Baywatch tour dates are listed, along with the song stream and single art, below...

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by Doug Moore

American Sharks

Austin stoner rockers American Sharks are in two-steps-forward / one-step-back mode. The band was slated to open for Godflesh this coming Saturday, but as we've mentioned a couple of times over the past week, Godflesh have postponed their tour until April. (But government shutdown that purportedly led to the postponement is over now, so that's good, right?)

On the bright side for American Sharks, they're playing tonight's Cake Shop CMJ showcase with Joanna Gruesome, Weird Womb, Dirty Fences, Nancy, and Tweens. They're also playing at Union Pool on 10/22, presumably to make up for the canceled 10/19 Godflesh date. Dirty Fences and Nancy will also be on that bill, along with Hector's Pets. American Sharks are also hitting the road with Clutch and The Sword in November, and they've got a music video for "Overdrive" that pays pitch-perfect tribute to the cult classic Repo Man. I guess that's more like four steps forward and one step back.

Check out the "Overdrive" video and their upcoming dates with Clutch and the Sword below...

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by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, The Growlers are headlining the "Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars Tour"  which hits NYC on October 5 at Bowery Ballroom with Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, and Together Pangea. The line-up has expanded since our first posting, and now also includes Brooklyn's Habibi, Portland scuzz-pop inhalers White Fang and LA's charming bedroom pop songwriter, Colleen Green. Tickets are still available.

Before that show, some of those bands -- Colleen Green and White Fang -- will play Death By Audio on October 2 with The Memories (who also play select Burgerama dates) and Hector's Pets also on the bill.

Speaking of the label and the venue, Burger is presenting a show at Death by Audio on October 18 with Fletcher C. Johnson, Tough Shits, Zig Zags, Habibi, Peach Kelli Pop and Dirty Fences. That's during CMJ but it's not an official show. It is, however, FREE.

All Burgerama and Colleen Green dates are listed, along with a Colleen Green video and White Fang stream, below.

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DIIV @ Osheago 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
DIIV

Omar Souleyman @ SXSW 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Omar Souleyman

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

CT5 w/ DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Blouse, MINKS, Chris Cohen, Heavenly Beat @ The Well
Brooklyn label Captured Tracks celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend with a two-day celebration featuring mos of the bands on their roster. It's a pretty killer line-up tonight, too.

Summer Thunder w/ Daniel Higgs, Thurston Moore, Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool (FREE)
This weekend's edition on Summer Thunder has been put together by drummer Ryan Sawyer and he'll play as part of an improv trio featuring trumpet man Nate Wooley and some dude named Thurston Moore. Lungfish's Daniel Higgs is on the bill too, and while this show may not be the most listener-friendly music, a chance to see two indie rock icons for free in a small space is a chance you may not want to pass up. 2PM, 21+.

Cajmere, Liars, IO Echo, Lil Silva, Jon Hopkins, Sam Valenti IV @ MoMA PS1
Another strong lineup (as usual) at this week's Warm Up with sets from three excellent electronic musicians: Chicago house vet Cajmere, post-rock-meets-dance producer Jon Hopkins and poppy UK producer Lil Silva; two live bands: Liars and IO Echo; and a DJ set from Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV.

Omar Souleyman, Bobb Trimble, 75 Dollar Bill, Steve Gunn @ Pioneer Works
Brooklyn's Issue Project Room is celebrating a decade of experimental, avant-garde and generally eclectic programming with a two-month festival called Ten Years on the Infinite Plain. It kicks off tonight at Red Hook's Pioneer Works with a show featuring -- in what is now extremely timely booking -- Syrian musical legend Omar Souleyman, plus performances by Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, 75 Dollar Bill, and Steve Gunn. Tickets are still available.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
While Electric Zoo may be widely known for some cringeworthy electronic music, they've also got enough good stuff to warrant going. Today (day 2 of 3) we get sets from Moderat, A-Trak, AraabMuzik, Chris Malinchak, Just Blaze, RL Grime and more.

The Dwarves, The Queers @ Le Poisson Rouge
Obnoxious is an understatement, but they wouldn't have it any other way. Both The Dwarves AND The Queers will team up for a night of snotty punk rock at Le Poisson Rouge. Expect stage dives, childish humor, and lots of fun.

Wrekmeister Harmonies, Spreaders, I Say Fuck @ End Records Omega Warehouse
Yes, the Wrekmeister Harmonies "Big Band" is back for a second round, this time a FREE show at The End Records Omega Warehouse. The show is FREE, BYOB and lets get nuts.

Modeselektor (DJ set), Rudimental (DJ set), Delta Heavy @ Best Buy Theater (Electric Zoo Afterparty)
One of the better Electric Zoo afterparties happens tonight with DJ sets from IDM wizards (and Thom Yorke collaborators) Modeselektor and pop/house/drum & bass crossover band Rudimental.

Shigeto, Beacon, Heathered Pearls @ Bowery Ballroom
Speaking of Ghostly, it's all Ghostly bill at Bowery Ballroom tonight with sets from electronic (or electronic-leaning) musicians Shigeto, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls. Not exactly the type to get you dancing, but you should be able to viiiiiibe.

Jon Hopkins, Paul Raffaele, Justin Strauss @ Cameo Gallery
After Jon Hopkins blesses the Warm Up crowd with an appearance, he'll head to Williamsburg for a midnight show at Cameo. With two openers on this bill, be prepared to stay out late.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
The Old '97s frontman is back in NYC for a relatively intimate performance sure to please both audiophiles and oenophiles alike.

Martial Canterel @ 285 Kent (more by Fred Pessaro)
Martial Canterel

Martial Canterel, Figure Study, FORMA, Hot Guts @ Cameo Gallery
Xeno & Oaklander's Sean McBride headlines under his Martial Canterel guise for a night of minimal synth, darkwave and general gothiness.

Grooms, The Flag, Slavve @ Death By Audio
Grooms' new album, Infinity Caller, may well be their best yet, with big hooks duking it out with their signature guitar noise. Tonight's the record release party.

Friends, Greatest Hits, Haribo and Test Icicles (DJ set) @ Glasslands
Now down to a trio, Friends soldier on. The most interesting thing about this show may be who's spinning tunes in between sets: Dev and Sam from mid-'00s arch artrockers Test Icicles.

L-Vis 1990, Lil Silva, Slava, Peter Fonda @ Glasslands
Another post-Warm Up option: Lil Silva brings the party to Williamsburg as well. He'll be filling Glasslands with a late-night party that has an all around great lineup joining him.

Main Attrakionz, Cashclick, Shyst, M.U.V.I. @ Knitting Factory
It's been a while since NYC rap duo Main Attrakionz played a hometown show, but if you've been itching to see them, tonight's your chance.

Pictureplane, House of Ladosha, Lil Internet @ Paper Box
If Warm Up (and its related afterparties) and Electric Zoo (and its official afterparties) aren't enough dance options in one day for you, local party starter Pictureplane is giving you one more. He'll be at Paper Box in Brooklyn, and House of Ladosha are no bores on stage either.

Poison Idea @ Cake Shop & Saint Vitus
Poison Idea without the legendary guitarist Pig Champion is a bit iffy... Regardless, the Northwest punk legends have some immortal songs, and you can catch them twice today including a matinee at Saint Vitus.

Black Witchery, Teloch Vovin, vadimVon @ Saint Vitus
War machine Black Witchery will attack Saint Vitus on Saturday night, shrouding Manhattan Avenue in darkness and turning all of Greenpoint into the land of sodom. OK, maybe that was heavy-handed, but it will rule regardless.

Young Adults, Pile, Big Ups, Weird Womb, Flagland @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Every band at this sure-to-be-loud rock show is worth seeing. Two of MA's more promising noisemakers, Young Adults and Pile, are coming over to NYC for the night. Meanwhile, all three locals are regulars on the scene, and always good ones to catch.

Yacht @ The Surf Lodge
YACHT are reliably a good time live and they've got the catchy tunes to back their live show. "Psychic City" and "Dystopia" always make for some good sing/dance-alongs. Doesn't hurt that this is free and outside in an idylic setting. If you're in the Hamptons, of course.

Novelization! w/ Chris Gethard, Eliot Glazer, Kelly Crisp, Liam McEneaney, Marlow Riley, Heidi Vanderlee  @ Union Hall
They don't do it so much anymore, but most movies used to get the quickie novelization treatment. The folks listed above will be reading from novelizations of such works as Home Alone 2. The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, Crossroads, and so much more.

Wild Yaks, Hector's Pets, Toaster, Blackout, Zula, Kids Row @ Rippers
Your chances to see bands playing at Rockaway's Rippers are dwindling. Take advantage while you can.

Tombs @ Stanhope House (NJ)
Brooklyn's Tombs are looking a lot less Brooklyn-y these days, with three of the four members now living outside of the tri-state area, which means "local" shows are fewer and farther between. Head out to Stanhope, NJ to catch the band with the great Pyrrhon in tow.

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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Can't Hardly Wait

The SummerScreen 2013 film lineup was announced back in April, and today the music portion of the summer series was announced. Like every year, each Wednesday a movie is screened in McCarren Park following a performance by a local artist. And the whole thing is totally free.

The SummerScreen people write, "In case of rain, bands will be relocated to a nearby venue (usually 285 Kent Ave) with the same 6pm-sundown set times. We'll announce whether or not shows will be moved by 3pm on rainy days at toddpnyc.com."

This year's series begins on July 10 with a screening of Can't Hardly Wait and a performance by Jeffrey Lewis. Head below to browse the rest of the lineup...

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Skullshitter at The Acheron, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Skullshitter

Bushwick punk/metal venue The Acheron will host a FREE day show on Saturday (6/29), featuring BBQ and appearances from Hectors Pets, Blackout, Skullshitter, Zoned Out and Cold Ones.

In related news, a pair of great Brooklyn metal bands, the Bolt-Thrower-leaning Trenchgrinder and the deathgrind of Skullshitter, will team up for a split 7" due this summer. More details are on the way, but look for it via the bands and Desgraca Records.

BBQ Flyer and a couple videos are below.

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photos by David Andrako

Mikal Cronin / Shannon & the Clams @ Silver Dollar Room 6/14/2013
NXNE 2013, Day 3
NXNE 2013, Day 3
NXNE 2013, Day 3

But the afternoon, and perhaps NXNE as a whole belonged to recent Merge Records signing Mikal Cronin. This was his third of four shows at the fest and while he appeared rushed due to time constraints, Cronin sounded exactly as you'd hope he would: poppy but scrappy, daring but focused and completely engaging.

Later that evening, the Silver Dollar Room swelled in anticipation of Shannon and the Clams, the Oakland act that's often difficult to label, but impossible not to enjoy wholeheartedly. Shannon Shaw displayed effortless grace and a somewhat seductive snarl throughout their buoyant set, which eventually had the floor of the Silver Dollar Room shaking in total agreement with their pungent garage pop ditties. Shannon and the Clams have been garnering acclaim for their recent Hardly Art full-length Dreams in the Rat House, and they're very well deserved. - [Popmatters]

After spending Thursday night (6/13) of Toronto fest NXNE seeing Nu Sensae, Merchandise, and more and then on Friday hitting The National in Yonge-Dundas Square and the M for Montreal showcase at Sneaky Dee's on Friday (6/14), we spent our Saturday (6/15) of NXNE at the Silver Dollar Room to catch Mikal Cronin whose new record on Merge, MCII, is one of the best guitar pop albums of the year. Also on the bill were tourmates Shannon & the Clams whose new album on Hardly Art is album pretty fun. The show was great and as you can see from the pictures in this post, a pretty wild time. Toronto's Chico No Face were on the bill too.

Unfortunately, this show is going to be one the final shows at the Silver Dollar Room, because the venue will soon be demolished to build more student buildings in Toronto.

Mikal Cronin and Shannon & the Clams' tour hits NYC later this week for a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (6/20) with Roomrunner (who also have a show with Speedy Ortiz and California X soon).

Shannon & the Clams, meanhile, have another show while here, playing Death by Audio on Wednesday (6/19) with Hector's Pets, Las Rosas, and The Foxx. $10 at the door. Mikal will be back next month MoMA Nights on July 18.

Updated Shannon & the Clams dates are listed, along with pictures from NXNE, below...

Continue reading "Mikal Cronin and Shannon & the Clams played NXNE (pics); NYC show is this week; Shannon playing DbA first"

King Tuff at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
King Tuff

As mentioned, garage rocker King Tuff is reissuing his long-out-of-print 2008 debut, Was Dead, this year and that reissue just came out this week (5/28). It was awarded a "best new reissue" on Pitchfork. If you haven't heard it, you can stream the album in its entirety below.

King Tuff is playing a previously discussed one-off release show for the reissue in NYC this Sunday (6/2) at Bowery Ballroom. No openers for that show were announced when we first mentioned it, but since then Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach were added. Sunday's show is one of two currently scheduled local shows for Nude Beach before they head out on tour. The other is on June 16 at Fitness (1196 Myrtle Ave) with Vacation and others, and when they return home from tour they play Knitting Factory (7/5) with Prince Rupert's Drops (tickets).

The Bowery Ballroom show this Sunday is also with Hector's Pets. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair.

Updated Nude Beach dates are listed, along with details on that ticket contest, the show flyer, and the King Tuff LP stream, below...

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