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

Phil Selway, Adem @ Le Poisson Rouge
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is also a solo artist, and he followed 2010's folky Familial last year with Weatherhouse, which was a bit more in line with Radiohead's art rock era. Opening tonight is Adem (who plays in Fridge with Four Tet, and other bands) and he plays in Phil's band too.

Empire Records 20th anniversary celebration (aka Rex Manning Day) @ Rough Trade
For the 20th anniversary of beloved '90s movie Empire Records, Williamsburg record store/music venue Rough Trade NYC will turn into the Empire Records store from the movie for three days (this being the first). It's an immersive experience, which includes a Rex Manning autograph, a head-shaving station, live bands and a DJ each night (tonight it's The Mosers, Born Cages, Vacations [John McSwain]), a screening of the film, and more. And perhaps most excitingly, GWAR (who make a cameo in the film) will appear at all three nights. All are sold out.

Jeremy Enigk, El May, Brian Bonz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk is planning on releasing his first solo album since 2009, and while details are still mostly TBA, he's currently on the road for the first time in a while. Maybe we'll hear some new songs tonight?

Cock Sparrer, Murphy's Law, 45 Adapters @ Warsaw
UK punk vets Cock Sparrer helped pioneer the Oi! genre in the late '70s and early '80s, and at least one of their albums (1982's Shock Troops) is an essential in the genre. Tonight's their first NYC show in 15 years, and it's sold out. Show up early for NYC staples Murphy's Law and the Oi!-inspired 45 Adapters. Cock Sparrer do it again tomorrow too with different openers.

Jose Gonzalez, Olof Arnalds @ Webster Hall
We've gotten a lot of great hushed, bare-bones folk albums in 2015, and Jose Gonzalez's new one, Vestiges & Claws (his first solo album since 2007), is no exception to this. Tonight's his second of two sold-out NYC shows on his tour with Icelandic folk singer Olof Arnalds.

Frankie Cosmos, Trace Mountains, Alice, "super magic secret headliner" @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Frankie Cosmos squeezes in this last minute very tiny Bushwick show tonight, and there's a secret headliner. Any guesses?

RJD2, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Tonight's Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall includes underground hip hop production great RJD2 and more.

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders @ City Winery
Wesley Stace does another of his recurring Cabinet of Wonders shows tonight with guests Janeane Garofalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Robert Pinsky, Josh Rouse, Southside Johnny Andrew VanWyngarden, and Daniel Wolff & Bill Irwin.

Public Service Broadcasting, Kauf @ Bowery Ballroom
UK duo PSB mix their dancey instrumentals with soundbites from old PSA films, newsreels and other found footage. Their new album is about and titled The Race for Space. Live, the band add synched projections for a very fun show.

Upset, Colleen Green, Charly Bliss @ Shea Stadium
Working with JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet on her fun new album I Want to Grow Up, Colleen Green makes crunchy, punky pop. She's well matched with tourmates Upset who do much the same thing.

Sir Richard Bishop, Robert Mills @ Union Pool
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with sound artist and composer Robert Mills.

Pimps of Joytime, Superhuman Happiness @ Brooklyn Bowl
Highly rhythmic Brooklyn collective Superhuman Happiness make quirky indiepop with an emphasis on groove.

Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett @ Knitting Factory
Newfoundland orch-pop outfit Hey Rosetta! are known for their spirited, string-laden live shows. The band's new album, Second Sight, was released earlier this year.

Har Mar Superstar, Andy D @ Knitting Factory
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays. This one starts at 11:45 PM.

Kosmodemonic, Steve Brodsky @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately Ides of Gemini had to drop off this show, but it's still got local psych metal band Kosmodemonic and Cave In/Mutoid Man's Steve Brodsky.

SALES, Adult Mom, Diet Cig @ Baby's All Right
SALES make a mix of electronic pop and lo-fi DIY rock. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and this one includes recent Tiny Engines signee Adult Mom and recent Father/Daughter signees Diet Cig.

Dash Rip Rock @ Midtown Live
The Louisiana trio, named after a Elvis-like character on The Beverly Hillbillies, have been making rockabilly-inflected music since the '80s and remain a force live.

Young Fathers, Mas Ysa, Glass Gang @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Scottish trio Young Fathers got a lot of hype last year for their alt-rap album Dead (which won the Mercury Prize), and they've already followed it with a new one, White Men Are Black Men Too. Tonight's show is sold out.

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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photo: Paul McCartney in Austin, 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Macca

You may remember that when Firefly Music Fest announced its 2015 lineup, the first headliner was blurred out on the poster. Well, as rumored, it's Paul McCartney, the fest revealed today. Macca will join Morrissey, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Run The Jewels, How To Dress Well, Snoop Dogg, Tycho, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jesus, Rustie, Le1f and many more at the fest which happens June 18-21 at the Woodlands in Dover, DE. Updated lineup below.

General admission passes to Firefly go on sale Monday (3/2) at noon, EST.

McCartney was just in NYC for a surprise Valentine's Day show and an appearance on the SNL 40th Anniversary special. He since spent some time skiing in Vermont, much to the delight of the J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery in Peru.

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Firefly Music Festival

Delaware's annual Firefly Music Festival comes back June 18-21 and the lineup's now been released. Kings of Leon, The Killers and a TBA third act rumored to be Paul McCartney (update: it's Paul) sit atop the list, with Morrissey, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Run The Jewels, How To Dress Well, Snoop Dogg, Tycho, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jesus, Rustie, Le1f and many more joining them on the list of performers. Pre-sale passes are sold out, but more general admission and VIP passes will be available soon at the festival's website.

Firefly is Morrissey's first US date since canceling his dates last summer, and no other US dates are announced yet.

Check out Firefly's full lineup below...

Continue reading "Firefly Music Festival 2015 lineup (Kings of Leon, The Killers, Morrissey, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Run the Jewels & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Stars

Canadian indie popsters Stars recently announced that they'd put out their new album, No One Is Lost, on October 14 via ATO, and they've since released a single from it, "From The Night." As the album art (above) may have led you to believe, Stars are going for shiny pop this time around. Hints of disco and '80s synth-funk are all over the new single, but it's still got Stars-style minimalism in its verses. Check it out below.

We already knew Stars would be coming to NYC for the Modern Sky Festival in Central Park (10/4-5) with The Blood Brothers, Liars, Cat Power, The Both and more; and now a full US tour with Hey Rosetta! has been announced to take place about a month after that. The new tour brings Stars back to NYC for a show on November 10 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster.

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

Continue reading "Stars streaming track off new LP, touring w/ Hey Rosetta! after Central Park fest (dates)"

Firefly 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Firefly

As discussed, Dover, Delaware's annual Firefly Music Festival is returning this year and has expanded to a four-day festival happening from June 19-22. Since we last spoke, the lineup has been announced and it includes Outkast, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Band of Horses, Chance the Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Iron & Wine, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Sky Ferreira, Sleigh Bells, Tegan and Sara, tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out, not to mention everyone's favorite festival act Jack Jackson as one of the headliners. Tickets go on sale Monday (1/20) at noon, and VIP passes are already on sale.

Full lineup below...

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Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Merchandise

You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything EveythingMr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.

One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).

A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.

Continue reading "CMJ announces second round of artists; Merchandise is here, catch them three times this week (tonight at WIERD)"

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Lolla

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"

Sasquatch

"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Metz - Negative Space (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Valleys - Ordinary Dream (MP3)

Suuns
M for Montreal

There was a smattering of band performances throughout the day Friday -- anywhere they could cram them it felt like at times -- before the night's "official selection." Honestly, I wasn't really psyched at seeing a band at 2 in the afternoon when I'd rather go record shopping or, say, getting lunch but Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta! turned out to be worth the detour. "We're usually a lot louder than this," singer Tim Baker admitted, but the less-electric approach to this performance made it kind of special. Hushed vocals, strings and soaring choruses... the band's sweeping orchestrated sound definitely held our attention. The band's last album made the Polaris 2008 shortlist and their third album, Seeds, will be out in February 2011.

A couple hours later we were taken to the the Chapel historique du Bon-Pasteur for an event called M for Martini where we were plied with said drinks while watching four more intimate-style performances, including the Dylan-esque Courtney Wing, all-girl country band Ladies of the Canyon, and the art folk of Lief Vollebekk.

The only band to really leave an impression on me was Ensemble, the brainchild of Oliveir Alary whose baroque sound is akin to early Broadcast or '60s cult band The United States of America. We only get three songs -- including a brilliant reworking of UB40's 1980 single "Food for Thought" -- and they're maybe the only band of the week whose set I wanted to be longer. Ensemble's new album, Excerpts, is out early next year but you can download its first single, "D'Avalanches," for free if you give them your email address.

After a very heavy, very French meal we headed back to Just Pour Rire (which apparently is closing soon) for what was probably the single-best night of music at M for Montreal. The evening began with Molly Rankin who is descended from Canadian Rock Royalty. (The Rankin Family were folk megastars in the '90s. No those words aren't mutually exclusive. It's Canada.) Backed by members of The Stills, her music is charming, clever, heart-on-the-sleeve pop. A nice way to start the night.

Next up were The Barr Brothers. Andrew and Brad are both also in The Slip but under the family name they are much folkier, but still experimental. Usually when I see an acoustic guitar and a harmonica stand, I'm looking for the exit but they really knocked me back. Brad Barr entered the stage tugging on a string on his acoustic guitar as if he'd broken one on the way out. It was actually a loop of wire, filament, something that worked like a bow, giving the guitar a woozy, somnambulant quality. The band also has a full-time harpist. Most of their set is on the quiet side, but they go full-on Who for one song. One of the best surprises of the fest.

Shuffling over to Just Pour Rire's other stage, we then saw Metz, who kept getting compared to Fucked Up but that seemed more because they're also from Toronto and are making in-your-face noise punk. To my ears it's more the kind of noise you got from Amphetamine Reptile in the '90s. They are loud and spazzy and sludgy and pretty awesome. Check out an MP3 at the top of this post and there's video from their M set at the bottom.

Continuing on, Valleys were next who've played Brooklyn enough times (and I've written about them plenty already) that I should've already seen them but this was my first time. Their debut album was kind of Saddle Creek-y methadone folk kind of stuff, really good, but they have evolved into something louder, more sinister since then. Intense, even without percussion, but when they do break out the drums it's like scream therapy. Check out "Ordinary Dream" from their new Stoner EP which is out now on Semprini.

This flowed nicely into Suuns' set (pronounced "Soons"), definitely the most well-recieved of the night. This was my third time seeing them -- they played the official BV showcase at CMJ you may remember -- and they just get better every time. Singer Ben Shemie is a pretty intesnse frontman, especially when the band locks into a Kraut-y groovy. He bends over, laying into his guitar and leaves the planet.

Final act of the night was Random Recipe who are kind of folk, kind of hip hop, and definitely popular with Montreal locals. Their single "Shipwreck" is okay but overall I don't really get why the crowd is going so wild. I ask a local who shares my indifference. His answer: "Montreal is a really weird place."

More pictures from the whole day and the Metz video below...

Continue reading "M For Montreal 2010 - night 3 in pics & review (Hey Rosetta!, Ensemble, Barr Brothers, Metz, Suuns, Valleys & more) "

Polaris

Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, today revealed the Short List of 10 Canadian albums eligible for the fourth annual $20,000 award.
The 10 nominees are, in alphabetical order:

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