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photo:  Magma at Le Poisson Rouge in 2015 (more by Greg Cristman)

French prog greats Magma are returning to North American soil in 2016 with doom cellist Helen Money. That tour will come through NYC for another show at Le Poisson Rouge on April 1. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Before, that they're playing a show in Australia with Sunn O))) as part of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts which is a very cool pairing. More U.S. and Canadian dates will be announced soon. All are currently scheduled shows are listed, along with video of Magma playing their recent song "Slag Tanz" in London last year, below.

In other prog news: Faust are playing the soon-to-reopen Market Hotel the day before Magma's LPR show..

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Author & Punisher @ Acheron, 3/24/2013
Author & Punisher

Eclecticism is always an admirable virtue on a live bill, and such was on full display at The Acheron last night (3/24). The Bushwick venue played host to groove-oriented hardcore team A Life Once Lost (sounding more groove than hardcore nowadays) along with industrial one man crew Author & Punisher, and riveting cellist Helen Money.

Though each set had its merits, the most fascinating performance of the evening was definitely Author & Punisher. The one-man industrial doom/drone outfit, who wears its Godflesh influence proudly, fashioned machined-equipment as sample/synth triggers, creating a live show that is industrial stylistically and aesthetically. Giant knobs, sliders and clamps abound on his fascinating rig, which blasted out additional industro-doom thanks to the secondary PA carted in for the performance.

More pics and video from The Acheron last night are below.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Behold... The Arctopus at Siant Vitus (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Behold.. The Arctopus

Behold.. The Arctopus and Helen Money will cross paths on a pair of tours at Saint Vitus on March 22 (tickets), with Helen Money eventually looping back to play The Acheron on March 24 with A Life Once Lost and the great Author & Punisher (tickets). The Acheron show is the close of A Life Once Lost and Helen Money's respective tours; Saint Vitus is the close of Arctopus's current trek. Tour dates for both are below.

Japanese hardcore killers Forward have cancelled their US tour. Bummer.

All Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and  video of Deathcycle and Goosebumps from Saint Vitus is below. What did I miss?

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Helen Money at BV-BBG CMJ showcase (more by Nate "Igor" Smith)
Helen Money

The average metal head probably doesn't look toward the cello as a purveyor of brutality, but between names like Jackie Perez Gratz (of Grayceon [who have a new EP] and Giant Squid) and Helen Money, maybe they should. Helen Money has spent some time on NYC stages as of late, logging dates with Shellac and as part of last year's BV-BBG CMJ Showcase, but now she'll relase a new album, Arriving Angels, due February 5 via Profound Lore. Stream a new track to emerge from that release, the Jason Roeder (Neurosis/Sleep) laced burner "Shrapnel," below.

So far, Helen Money has just one date on her itinerary, January 25 at City Winery in Chicago, IL, but look for shows with Rachel Grimes and Nils Frahm in the coming months. Until then, stream "Shrapnel" below and prepare for the eventual bangover.

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photos by Nate "Igor" Smith; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yakuza / Royal Thunder @ Saint Vitus, 10/20/2012
BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus
BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Fueled by Sailor Jerry's spiced rum and PBR (both were free for a limited time), the BrooklynVegan - BBG CMJ showcase at Saint Vitus on 10/20 (a measly $5 door fee at the door if you didn't have a CMJ badge), sold-out the venue with an eclectic mix of bands that exemplified "heavy music" in many different ways: the searing post-rock/post-hardcore/black metal of Sannhet, brooding cello loops by Helen Money, crusty metallic-hardcore from Enabler, Am-Rep-y hardcore by Fight Amp, searing bluesy hard rock from Royal Thunder and experi-metal from Chicago's Yakuza (check out our recent interview with Bruce Lamont). It was all six bands' only CMJ show.

If you missed Royal Thunder (shame on you), you can still catch them on tour with COC.

Special thanks goes out to Saint Vitus, Sailor Jerry, PBR, Raw Rev and Mercy for help making the show a reality. More pictures and video from Saint Vitus, though unfortunately no pictures of the amazing Sannhet, below...

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Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, with Bloodiest, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Bruce Lamont of Yakuza

Chicago experi-metal-ists Yakuza are welcoming their new monster, Beyul, via the venerable Profound Lore Records next week (specifically, 10/16). The record is currently available for preorder and "The Last Day" from the record can be found at Pitchfork, but now you can stream the entire Beyul record in full below!

Yakuza have two dates scheduled in celebration of the LP, a record release show in Chicago with Dysrhythmia on 10/16 at Empty Bottle and the official BV-BBG CMJ showcase at Saint Vitus on 10/20 with Royal Thunder, Enabler, Fight Amp, Helen Money and Sannhet. Tickets are still available and $5 (or use your CMJ badge), plus complementary PBR/Sailor Jerry/Mercy drink while supplies last.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yakuza at Gramercy, October 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

I am proud to announce the official BV-BBG CMJ showcase, going down in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on October 20th! The show will feature six bands, all of which will be exclusive to this show:

Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY October 20, 2012:
Yakuza (only East Coast appearance)
Royal Thunder
Fight Amp
Helen Money
Headlined by avant-garde metal favorites Yakuza featuring frontman Bruce Lamont, the show marks the band's first appearance in NYC in two years, this time to celebrate the release of their new LP Beyul, due on 10/16 via Profound Lore. Royal Thunder's return engagement is their first since a jaw-dropping appearance at Knitting Factory last month, and the noise-punk stylings of Fight Amp, the vicious crusty hardcore of Enabler, cello-explorations from Helen Money and Brooklyn post-rock/hardcore favorites Sannhet round out the night. Tickets are on sale and a paltry $5 or you can use your CMJ badge (a limited amount of badges will be let in, first come, first served).

While you're at the show, make sure and take advantage of the complimentary Pabst Blue Ribbon and Sailor Jerry rum, while supplies last, And take advantage of drink specials for both on through the night! Oh, and to save you afterwards, we'll also be serving free Mercy hangover prevention.

Listen to all the bands below...

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Joe Lally

Joe Lally of Fugazi fame, who now lives in Rome, recently finished a batch of dates in Japan and South America, but will head back to the red, white & blue for a round of dates that will kick off in Austin at Fun Fun Fun Fest on 11/5. From there, the tour will eventually make its way up north and east to to places like Chicago, Canada, and NYC before terminating with a "homecoming" show at Black Cat in DC. Most shows are with Helen Money who maybe you recently caught with Shellac. The NYC show hits Knitting Factory on 11/17 with Appomattox also on the bill, and tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below...

Joe Lally's latest wholly-Italian-sourced LP Why Should I Get Used To It is out now via Dischord Records. Stream portions of it at the Dischord site. You can listen to the title track, along with a live video and all dates, below...

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Shellac at ATP (more by BBG)

Though tickets for their show on October 3rd are still available, the Shellac / Helen Money tour has added a second night at The Bell House on October 4th. Tickets are on sale. An updated set of tour dates is below.

In somewhat related news, Merge is reissuing a remastered version of Superchunk's 1994 album Foolish (which was produced by Brian Paulson at Steve Albini's home studio in Chicago), "some different album art, special bonus material, and extensive liner notes by drummer Jon Wurster" included. Preorder it now at Merge Records. The band previously reissued/remastered No Pocky For Kitty, On The Mouth, and most recently, Here's Where The Strings Come In. All are available at the Merge store.

All updated Shellac dates and some video is below.

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Shellac at ATP NY 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)

Like they did in 2010, Shellac will go on a tour this fall with Helen Money surrounding their appearance at ATP. The only difference is that this year's ATP is in NJ. The tour hits NYC on October 3 at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates below...

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by BBG

Stephen O'Malley on stage with Sunn O))) and Boris (more by Greg Cristman)
sunn O)))

"Sunn O))) is on a break. We've been so for about a year now. We did a lot from 2007 to last year. Five tours supporting the album, a hundred shows in a single year I think, which is a lot. We don't really want to become a touring band. Greg said something really funny about it once: 'We're not gonna turn into High on Fire!'. Sunn O))) focuses on irregularity, so when you're taking the irregularity from it, you're kind of sabotaging it. But we're curating a line-up in April at Roadburn festival in Holland, though. We've got Winter playing, Keiji Haino, Corrosion of Conformity, Trap Them, and a bunch of death metal bands. It's going to be amazing, actually, a real mix of old and new acts. We'll be playing too, of course." - Stephen O'Malley:
The above quote comes from a recent interview with Stephen O'Malley done by The Quietus. And while O'Malley doesn't have any current US dates with sunn O))), he DOES have solo dates scheduled including one in Pennsylvania and one on May 14th at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.

The NYC show is the third night of "the final" Table of The Elements Festival where Stephen will share a bill with Jonathan Kane's February, Helen Money, and Igor Cubrilovic. Stephen describes his solo set as "Primitive, minimal & loud guitar." Mission of Burma's Roger Miller also told us earlier this year that his M2 project would be playing the same fest. Stay tuned for more details (the venue is currently not listing it yet).

Stephen O'Malley recently dropped an LP as part of Aethenor, his project with Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver, Mothlite, Guapo), Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver) and Steve Noble (N.E.W., Company, etc.). Stream portions of En Form For Bla on the Midheaven distro site.

All tour dates and some videos below...

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photos by Samantha Marble


Shellac played the Bell House Tuesday night with Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley and a cello). Both fantastic artists, on tour together, also made an appearance at ATP NY over the weekend (specifically, Saturday 9/4). They also hit Buffalo along the way...

"One of the things that helped make their set most memorable from the last time I had seen them was the amount of crowd banter the band engages in. And last night at the Ninth Ward there were times you may have gotten confused as to whether you were at a rock show or watching stand-up comedy. Albini dropped his most recent favorite one liner. Bassist Bob Weston fielded questions from the crowd during a band solicited Q&A session. And all members took part in ribbing an unwitting attendee." [Buffalo Rising]
Another set of pics from Shellac at ATP (where the Q&A got cut), with some videos from the Bell House, are below...

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Shellac @ ATP NY (more by BBG)

today in NYC
* One Ring Zero @ Joe's Pub
* The Black Angels secret show
* Charlie Hunter @ Cameo Gallery
* Blonde Redhead @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Hanson, Dan Black @ Roseland Ballroom
* Shellac, Helen Money @ The Bell House
* The Shake, My Dear Disco, Push @ Pianos
* Big Boi, Dr Dog, The Knocks (DJ) @ NYU
* Delicate Steve, Blair, Bluejay @ Union Pool
* Joey Baron and Bill Frisell Duo @ The Stone
* Hank Williams III @ Northern Lights (Clifton Park)
* Pop. 1280, Wizzard Sleeve, Daily Void @ Cake Shop
* Hot Hot Heat, 22-20s, Hey Rosetta @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pennywise, The Riverboat Gamblers @ Starland Ballroom
* The Do, The Paper Raincoat, Aislyn, Papa @ Mercury Lounge
* Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, I'm Turning Into @ Bruar Falls
* Liquor Store, Heavy Cream, Grooms, Hunters @ Death By Audio
* Happy Birthday, Awesome Tapes From Africa (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl (free)
* Ladycop, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, The Vandelles, Nico's Gun @ Knitting Factory
* Altar w/ Sunn O))) & Boris, BXI (Boris & Ian Astbury), Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Tickets are now on sale for all BAM Next Wave Festival shows.

Hanson and Dan Black at Roseland Ballroom tonight is free. Dan Black headlines Bowery Ballroom on Thursday. Both shows are timed for Fashion Week.

And Fashion Week is why Blonde Redhead is playing tonight.

Charlie Hunter begins a residency at Cameo tonight.

Delicate Steve continues their residency at Union Pool tonight.

Hank III does not play in PA tonight as originally scheduled. It's Northern Lights instead, and Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow.

A video of Helen Money performing live, below...

What else?

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words and pics by BBG, additional Sonic Youth pics by Samantha Marble

Sonic Youth

Unlike Friday (and Sunday), people weren't throwing devil horns on Saturday. With the Saturday lineup dominated by indie acts, including many longstanding ones (Sonic Youth, Tortoise, Dave Pajo/Papa M, Shellac, The Breeders, etc etc) there were less shirts that repped the heaviest of the heavy, like Dystopia, Grief and Electric Wizard, and more "vintage look" Judas Priest and Dio with bowl cuts, and 80's style librarian glasses. In other words, there was a definite crowd shift from day one to day two at the 2010 edition of ATP New York.

While cruising through the lobby on my way to my first performance, Text of Light with Lee Renaldo, I paused to catch Helen Money (on tour with Shellac) at the "Lobby Stage". The 10+ minutes of Text of Light was a bust - squalls of guitar feedback with wailing sax made for a fascinating few minutes, but grew tiresome quickly. Helen Money's looped cello was already gone by the time I had returned from the second stage, but I wish I hadn't left. Later on I would catch Frankie Don at the lobby stage, who played hits of the 70s and 80s with Casio presets while the drunk, acid-drenched, and generally out-there spazzed on the dance floor. It was my own personal Tim & Eric Awesome Show episode.

Fuck Buttons were the first band I caught on the main stage, and the tribal drumming, rumbling saw wave bass tones, and pulsing electronic soundtrack were well-represented in the Stardust Room. The band's live show stuck to their recent recorded output and was quite the contrast with my next conquest, the out-there chamber-folk of Fursaxa on stage two, complete with cello and harp. I preferred the former.

Sleepy Sun
Sleepy Sun

After a bit of Tortoise's jazzy math post-rock rhythms, I scooted down to Sleepy Sun (playing Knitting Factory Monday night) on the second stage; the Cali psych-rock band impressed me so much in the exact same room last year. Their set was not as impressive this time around, but more so than The Breeders who played the larger stage later that night and were a touch messy/off-key as they stammered through hits like "Divine Hammer".

On the other hand, Shellac (who also played in 2009) and Papa M killed it though in much different ways. Shellac's treble-y stomping punk rock was a triumph, and their Kutsher's set ("We are Shellac, and we only play ATP shows") included recent faves like "The End of Radio" and "Steady As She Goes". The band nixed their now famous Q&A session during their show due to their shortened set time, so their usual dry-sarcastic humor didn't play out as much this go around. Hopefully they have no curfew Tuesday at the Bell House. Papa M delivered ambient-y guitarscapes on the second stage, impressing immensely.

If you live in NYC, you've probably had your share of live Sonic Youth experiences. I've seen them at least six times. But whether it was the atmosphere, perfectly balanced soundsystem, or the band having a particularly ripping night, SY delivered probably my favorite Saturday set, focusing primarily on earlier material (Daydream Nation was a focal point it seemed). The sound in the Stardust Room was (still) flawless, and they closed out the night with a bang (set list below).

I also saw bits of Avi Buffalo, The Books and Hallogallo on Saturday. I completely missed BEAK> (stay tuned for our coverage from their Bowery Ballroom show though), Sian Alice Group, and Apse (catch them Monday and Wednesday night in NYC). I also missed Explosions in the Sky, but Sam caught them (her pics coming soon).

Read about Friday HERE. Sunday coverage is coming. Saturday (with more pics also coming later), continues below...

Continue reading "ATP NY 2010 - Day 2 in review & pics (Sonic Youth, Shellac, Papa M, Sleepy Sun, Fuck Buttons & more) "

Shellac @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)

Shellac (aka Steve Albini, Bob Weston & Todd Trainer) and Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley from Verbow) will head out on tour in September around Shellac's September 4th appearance at ATP NY 2010. And like BEAK>, there is a NYC show. It's at the Bell House on September 7th and tickets are on sale now. All dates below...

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