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Hopscotch

We recently mentioned that the Hopscotch Music Festival will return to various downtown Raleigh, NC venues from September 4-6, and now the initial lineup has been announced. It's looking pretty great as usual with Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Death, High On Fire, Jamie xx, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent (solo), White Lung, How to Dress Well, The Haxan Cloak, Power Trip, Mutual Benefit, Deniro Farrar, Diarrhea Planet, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, SubRosa, KEN mode, Yvette, Potty Mouth, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ryley Walker, Eagulls, Krill, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. 3-day wristbands are on sale now and single day wristbands go on sale in June. There will also be individual tickets on sale soon for the shows happening at City Plaza.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Festival 2014 initial lineup (Spoon, Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Death, High on Fire, White Lung & more)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, November 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

New Orleans sludge monsters Eyehategod unleashed a song off of their forthcoming self-titled album a couple of weeks ago, and now they've done it again with the album's opener, the awesomely named "Robitussin and Rejection." The track is quaking, punishing and bluesy, not likely to let any fan of the band down. As mentioned, the new album--EHG's first in 14 years and first since the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze--features LaCaze's drum tracks. Look for the album on May 27 on Housecore Records.

Eyehategod has tacked a short run of west coast dates onto the previously mentioned Baltimore show with High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity (who are touring and playing Saint Vitus on 4/26) and more. They'll also be playing the Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN, where Three Floyds Brewing sells its Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. The festival is the only place to buy the much coveted beer, and this year the festival will also feature performances from High on Fire Iron Reagan, Corrections House (which features Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, Mike Williams of EHG, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza) and more.

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

Continue reading "Eyehategod released "Robitussin and Rejection" from new LP (listen +++ updated tour dates)"

High On Fire at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
HoF

Scion A/V have announced the full lineup for their annual free Scion Rock Fest. This year's installment will take place in Pomona, CA on May 17. Judging by the number of acts (there are 26 all told) and the fact that it's all taking place on one day, it'll be another multiple-venue affair.

As usual, the lineup is a mix of crossover-friendly fan favorites (High On Fire, Machine Head, Red Fang, Crowbar, King Buzzo) with less obvious but still comparatively accessible acts (Midnight, Coffins, Big Business, etc.), and up-and-comers (Power Trip, Windhand, etc). You can check out the full lineup below. RSVPs for the festival will open Wednesday (3/26); keep an eye on Scion A/V's website to score your free spot.

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest 2014 lineup & RSVP (High On Fire, Machine Head, Red Fang, King Buzzo, Power Trip, Windhand & more)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Doomriders at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
High on Fire

Doomriders are set to release their new album, Grand Blood, on October 15 via Deathwish and they just released a new single from it called "Dead Friends." It's pretty straight-forward party metal/rock, if a tad lighter on the melodic-guitar work that marked earlier Doomriders material. You can check it out below.

Doomriders were last in NYC when they played 285 Kent with Red Fang, who just announced a tour which hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/11. They also just released a new song, which you can stream below.

Doomriders return to NYC when their tour with the mighty High on Fire and Norwegian beer/sweat black-'n'-rollers Kvelertak hits Webster Hall on November 15. Tickets for that show are still available.

Doomriders frontman and guitarist Nate Newton does double duty as the bassist in Converge. Another Converge-related band, Mutoid Man, just announced a NYC show. The trio (aka Converge's Ben Koller, Cave In's Stephen Brodsky, and Brohammer's Nick Cageo) will hit Saint Vitus on Monday (9/23) with Godmaker, Descender, and DJ Jim Carrol, (The Suicide File, The Hope Conspiracy). Tickets for that show will be available at the door.

As discussed, Stephen Brodsky is playing his own Brooklyn show at Union Hall on Friday (9/20) with Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum (tix). He's also since announced another show happening at Silent Barn on October 2 with Wing Dam and Me You Us Them.

Meanwhile, speaking of Kvelertak, they just released a psyched-out cartoon video for "Evig Vandrar," a song from their sophomore album, Meir, which came out earlier this year. Check it out below, along with the full list of High on Fire/Kvelertak tour dates, which also include support at select shows from Windhand (who recently played Saint Vitus) and Pack of Wolves...

Continue reading "Doomriders & Red Fang released new songs; Kvelertak made a video; Mutoid Man & Stephen Brodsky announce shows +++ more"

High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
High on Fire

In what could be one of the best metal tours of the fall, High on Fire will join Kvelertak for a string of North American dates this fall, with rotating support coming from Doomriders, Pack of Wolves and Windhand. The dates include stops from coast to coast and a health dose of Canada, and include Webster Hall on November 15. Tickets go on AMEX presale Wednesday (9/4) at noon and will be available to the general public starting Friday (9/6) at noon.

Windhand won't be on the East Coast leg of that jaunt, but they WILL be in NYC this weekend. Don't miss them Friday at Saint Vitus (on 9/6) when the band teams with Ramming Speed and Golden Grass as part of their tour. Tickets are still available.

All dates and some streams are below.

Continue reading "High on Fire and Kvelertak announce North American tour, playing Webster Hall with Doomriders (dates)"

Quicksand @ Webster Hall recently (more by Rebecca Reed) Quicksand

We get a lot of great free shows here in NYC (like The Walkmen and Solange as part of Northside this weekend) but we have to admit this week of free all-ages shows Converse has lined up at San Francisco club Slim's later this month is pretty crazy (though they may be pretty hard to get into). We'd happily spend the whole week there if we could. The line-ups are:

Converse Represent series in San Francisco

Jun 23 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, The She's

JUN 24 -Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, Special Guest

JUN 25 - Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies

JUN 26 - Quicksand, Mastodon, High On Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch

JUN 27 - Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Ceremony, Special Guests

The only way to go is to fill out the entry form before June 18 and "winning ticket holders will be notified via email soon after with instructions on how and when to retrieve their tickets." All events, "which lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28", will take place at Slim's in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, for those in the Five Boroughs (and surrounding area) browse our NYC show calendar for more upcoming free shows.

High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
High on Fire

As discussed, High on Fire recorded their last round of NYC shows, but we were wrong about their intent. The recordings are for TWO live albums, Spitting Fire Volumes 1 & 2 due on June 18, 2013:

The track list spans the course of the band's history with hits like "Fertile Green," "Frost Hammer" and "10,000 Years." "Spitting Fire" was recorded live in two marquee New York City venues; The Music Hall Of Williamsburg and The Bowery Ballroom. It was later mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA with additional engineering by Kurt Ballou.
Full tracklisting for the live LPs is below.

Matt Pike recently played Baltimore with Sleep as part of Maryland Deathfest. Check out Invisible Oranges photo sets from the festival's day one, day two, day three and day four (with Sleep).

Continue reading "High on Fire releasing live albums from both their Bowery and Music Hall of Williamsburg shows"

Anthrax at Wellmont, Oct 2012 (more by Greg Cristman) Anthrax

People officially love Among the Living. As discussed, Anthrax will perform all of that classic LP as part of the Metalliance tour that lands at Irving Plaza on April 20. Now, due to overwhelming demand, look for the crew to play a second date at Irving Plaza on 4/21 as well. Tickets are still available for both dates.

While Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail are on board as support, High on Fire are NOT for either NYC date.

Updated tour dates and a stream of that LP is below.

Continue reading "Metalliance adds second show at Irving Plaza, on sale now (updated dates)"

Anthrax at Wellmont Theatre, October 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Anthrax

The Metal Alliance tour returns for its third year, this time roping in thrash legends Anthrax to play all of their 1987 favorite, Among the Living, alongside sets from High on Fire (who recently played Bowery and MHoW), Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail. The North American trek kicks off in Las Vegas in March, heading West and eventually to the East Coast to conclude with a date at Irving Plaza on April 20. VIP tickets for all dates, which include a multitude of goodies, are already on sale. Regular tickets go on sale January 11.

UPDATE: High on Fire is confirmed to play Roadburn 2013, which directly conflict with 4/18 and 4/20... yes, NYC. According to a statement from the festival, the Roadburn appearances will NOT be cancelled, which means that NYC and the tail-end of this tour is more than likely not part of High on Fire's routing. Developing.

UPDATED AGAIN: High on Fire will not play April 15th through the end of the tour. That includes NYC.

Head below for the full slate of dates, as well as a stream of Among the Living in full (via Spotify).

Continue reading "Metal Alliance returns w/ Anthrax (playing 'Among the Living'), Exodus, Municipal Waste & more (dates) UPDATE"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
One Tail One Head

2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.

First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.

To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.

My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy (Fred Pessaro // BBG's favorite metal, punk & other records of 2012)"

by Laina Dawes

Matt Pike's High on Fire
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Writer/photographer Laina Dawes has just released her new book, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. The book recounts her journey as a black woman in heavy metal and examines these genres with respect to racial and gender issues. Its a fascinating read, and available now via Bazillion Points. Reccommended.

Laina has seen her fair share of shows this year and as such, we asked her to chime in on her favorites of 2012. Her thoughts and photos are below.

Continue reading "Author / photographer Laina Dawes recounts favorite shows of 2012"

High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
High on Fire

Sam Velde and Greg Anderson of The Power of The Riff festival have unleashed their thoughts on the past year, giving us with their favorite shows and albums of 2012. Check out their picks from this year below.

Power of the Riff still has one show left in 2012 and as discussed, its a whopper. Look for High on Fire, sunn o))), Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Dead in the Dirt, Loincloth and Void ov Voices to play Henry Fonda Theater in LA on 12/20. Tickets are still available. As you may remember Power of The Riff invaded the East Coast over Labor Day Weekend this year (pics from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE).

Best of 2012 according to Power of The Riff is below.

Continue reading "Greg Anderson of sunn o))) and Sam Velde (The Power of the Riff) list their best LPs and live shows of 2012"

by Klaus Kinski

High on Fire at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Lukas Hodge)
High on Fire

On Friday November 30th, BV's intrepid master of metal content BBG caught the High on Fire / Goatwhore / Primate / Lo-Pan show at Bowery Ballroom. On Saturday (12/1)December 1st, it was my turn to see this epic line-up, only on this night the show was happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg in your man Klaus' back yard. Was the show a total sausage-fest? Absolutely. Did each and every band thoroughly kick ass and take names? You bet your ass, motherfucker.

My primary reason I wanted to check out this show was the fact that Primate was on the bill, but boy am I glad I got to the show early and stayed late because from start to finish every metal itch I had was thoroughly scratched. The surprise of the evening has got to be how mightily and thoroughly the completely-unknown-to-me opener Lo-Pan absolutely crushed their 8pm sharp opening slot. Lo-Pan plays sludgy, stoner rock that is heavy as hell and manages to incorporate tasty riffs that remind me of old Sabbath with hints of slowed down Thin Lizzy and Kill Em All era Metallica. What sets Lo-Pan apart from most sludge metal you hear nowadays (besides the fact that Lo-Pan is effing awesome) is the fact that they have a singer who, god forbid, has abandoned the played-out 'craft' of screaming and grunting incoherently and actually sings. Like, melodically and articulately. Think Maynard James Keenan with a little more stank. As the first of four bands, Lo-Pan was playing to an unfortunately underpopulated audience. But after their set it was so obvious that everyone there thought they totally kicked ass, and I heard many people remark how glad they were they got to the show early and caught their set. Check em out!

After Lo-Pan, Primate, my primary reason for being at the show, took the stage. For those keeping score, Brutal Truth is one of my favorite bands of all time. BT frontman Kevin Sharp is the frontman for Primate and happens to be one of the greatest frontmen of all time. I'll basically buy into any project he's associated with. Primate plays loud, relentless grindcore at very high volumes which was a sonic departure from Lo-Pan and which finally got the crowd moving a little. As a barefooted Sharp prowls the stage screaming his balls off under the shadow of a ragged cowboy hat, his bandmates unleash hell. The thing I like about Primate, aside from the aforementioned speed and volume, is the fact that there is a touch of humor to their approach. Whereas Brutal Truth is super earnest grindcore, Primate comes across as a bit more playful. It's like how Murphy's Law is an antidote to the super earnest, straight-laced hardcore scene. Yes, Primate is grindcore, but there's something less rigid about them. They were awesome and vastly increased the energy level of the room.

With the energy level of the audience at a good pitch, blackened thrash metal greats Goatwhore took the stage, giving the audience a glimpse at yet another sub-genre of heavy metal. Makes sense. We already had our sludge and our grindcore. Going into this show I honestly had very little familiarity with Goatwhore but based on last night's performance I have to say they are effin great and I loved their set immensely. And, whoa boy, were they ever loud. I was up front for the entire show, but during Goatwhore's set there were moments where the double-bass drumming was so fast and furious that I thought it was going to loosen the contents of my bowels and create an unpleasant situation for everyone in my immediate vicinity. Jesus Christmas... for a four piece these guys make a lot of noise. And I have to give props to frontman Ben Falgoust; this guy absolutely owns the stage. From whipping his hair around in time with the music, to air guitaring furiously along with the guitar solos, to fist-bumping members of the audience, Ben succeeded in whipping MHOW into a frenzy. Some good ole fashioned pushing and shoving and beer spilling and people slipping and throwing up devil horns. It was awesome.

Six or seven beers, three bands, and one desperately needed bathroom break later, it was time for the highly anticipated set by stoner metal Gods High on Fire. At this point in the evening I, like mostly everyone else in the room, was hot, sweaty, hammered, a touch belligerent, and ready to rock my socks off. Matt Pike, who looks a little heavier than I remember (maybe a side-effect of rehab?), to me really is a living guitar god. No, he's not a shredder. No, he's not a brainiac genius inventing techniques and crazy gear. He just does what he does so well that he makes his MANY imitators look preposterous. He has a gift for creating the fattest, heaviest riffs of all time. And when you add bass player Jeff Matz (who was once in a band called Camarosmith which is basically the funniest band name ever) and pummeler Des Kensel into the mix, you get a slow burning wall of sound that is one relentless hook after another. Heavy. Heavy. Heavy. This was such a perfectly curated show that gave everyone a little taste of several different metal genres and I don't think my ears or my bowels will ever be the same.

Head below for the Bowery Ballroom setlist which, reportedly was identical to the MHoW show.

Continue reading "High on Fire, Goatwhore, Primate and Lo-Pan played Music Hall of Williamsburg (review)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

High on Fire

High on Fire are on tour and played two NYC shows this weekend, the first of which was at Bowery Ballroom on 11/30 with tourmates Goatwhore, Primate and Lo-Pan. The shows marked not only a triumphant return for guitar god Matt Pike following his stint with rehab, but also a chance to document his return for all posterity: both Bowery Ballroom and the following night's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg were recorded for a live album. Pictures from Bowery are in this post (and pics and a review from Music Hall are on the way). More, and a video of Primate performing Black Flag covers at the after-party at Saint Vitus, below...

Continue reading "High on Fire recorded a live album at Bowery Ballroom with Goatwhore, Primate & Lo Pan (pics & vid of Primate's Black Flag afterparty set)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Occultation at Saint Vitus, July 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Occultation

Quite a few excellent choices tonight (11/30), but one show that I havent seen discussed much is Occultation's record release party! The band will celebrate the release of Three and Seven on vinyl at The Gutter TONIGHT (11/30), joined by Ominous Resurrection and Miracle of Birth.

The first of TWO area shows for High on Fire, Goatwhore, Primate & Lo-Pan kicks off at Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/30) before hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow (12/1). Don't forget that Primate will play an afterparty tonight at Saint Vitus (12/1, doors at midnight) featuring an all Black Flag covers set. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a pair! Contest details are below.

All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks are listed below, plus live video of NEW Eyehategod taken from their Saint Vitus residency (pics from night one HERE and night two HERE).

Continue reading "Evillive (new Eyehategod song, Occultation, Primate + more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

DOWNLOAD: Hoax - "Free The Land" (MP3)

Hoax at Power of the Riff East, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Hoax

The brutal punk assault of Massachusetts's Hoax gets a video treatment for "Fantasy," which appeared on their recent 7" via Painkiller Records. Just as anti-social as the band itself, check out the fetish-laden video below. Not for the squeamish.

In other Power of the Riff news, look for the latest installment to go down on 12/20/12 in Los Angeles at Henry Fonda Theater. There the band will be joined by High on Fire (who play NYC twice this month), sunn o))), Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Dead in the Dirt, Loincloth and Void ov Voices. Tickets are still available for this whopper of a show.

Check out that Hoax video below.

Continue reading "Hoax releases new video (watch); Power of the Riff West scheduled for December in L.A."

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Al Cisneros with Om at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Om

Sleep is honored to perform at Maryland Deathfest 2013.

Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep), Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) and Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) have been carefully balancing busy touring schedules to push forward with Sleep as a full, reunited band...

We look forward to MDF and beyond.

Praise thee who accept The Iommic in thine heart

- Sleep"

Good news, which hopefully also means the return of Sleep for recorded material as well. Wow. More details on the way including, hopefully, tour dates outside of their appearance at 35 Denton and at MDF.

Current Sleep bandmates have been busy with their other projects as of late. Jason Roeder just celebrated the release of the new Neurosis LP in Oakland (pics). Matt Pike is currently on tour with High on Fire, and will play two NYC shows this weekend. And last but not least, Al Cisneros played with Om at Bowery Ballroom on 11/21 (pics) and will return to join Johnny Marr (who has a new solo album coming) and Kim Gordon at Terminal 5 on 12/1 for Dinosaur Jr's celebration of You're Living All Over Me. Tickets are still available.

Dinosaur Jr recently added a grip of European dates to their current slate of shows. Check out those dates alongside a stream of the new live album recorded in 1987 titled Chocomel Daze (out now on Merge).

Continue reading "Sleep is now a "full, reunited band"; Al Cisneros appearing at Dinosaur Jr show (now with Kim Gordon too) (dates)"

Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pallbearer

Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.

Continue reading "Decibel Magazine's top 40 LPs of 2012"

Primate

Atlanta grindcore supercrew Primate are currently on tour with High on Fire, Goat Whore and Lo-Pan which will slam into NYC for shows at Bowery Ballroom on 11/30 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/1. Tickets to both shows are still available.

For more Primate action, the band will also bless an after-party for the Bowery show which will happen at Saint Vitus on 11/30 where they'll play an all Black Flag covers set. Doors are at midnight for this one, and tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are listedbelow, along with the tour flyer.

Continue reading "Primate on tour with High on Fire, playing all Black Flag covers set at Brooklyn afterparty"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

High on Fire at BV-PoTR Deathmatch 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
High on Fire

Sure, Pike's stolen guitar still hasn't show up, but High on Fire have some other news to celebrate. Matt Pike is on the mend following his stint in rehab and now will team with Goatwhore and Lo-Pan for a US tour. Look for the tour to hit November 30 at Bowery Ballroom and December 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg along with Primate (who recently dropped an new LP this year). Tickets go on AMEX presale on noon on Wednesday (9/26) and regular sale on Friday (9/28).

All tour dates are listed below, along with a brand spankin' new video for "Death to the Architects of Heaven" by Goatwhore.

Continue reading "High on Fire, Goatwhore & Lo-Pan team up for US tour, including two NYC shows with Primate (dates)"

Matt Pike and his Les Paul at SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Matt Pike

Matt Pike of High on Fire and Sleep just encountered some pretty terrible news:

Matt Pike's Les Paul guitar has been stolen from storage in a North Bay studio. Please be on the lookout.

Details of the guitar:
1992 Les Paul Standard, tobacco burst finish.
Serial number 92462499.
Lace "Pike" signature pickups installed.
The 70's style strap has no strap locks, it's screwed directly to the guitar with fender washers.
The truss rod cover on the headstock is says "Jimmy" in script letters.
The SKB case has "pike" stenciled in 3" white old english letters on the lower left corner.
There is a label on top that says "TEMPEST".

This guitar is legendary and has been used in both High On Fire and Sleep.

If you see this guitar listed on eBay, Craig's List, a web classified forum, pawn shop, etc, please contact us immediately at info@weedian.com or info@thersegroup.com

Note: there are many Tobacco burst Les Paul's out there, please contact us if you see this specific one only.

Best of luck to Matt, and we hope he recovers the guitar.

Russian Circles at Bowery Ballroom (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Russian Circles

today in NYC
* K.Flay @ Moscot
* Jarana Beat @ Barbes
* Raya Brass Band @ Barbes
* Scott Smallwood @ The Stone
* Jennifer Hartswick @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Birthmark, Town Hall @ The Rock Shop
* Microcosm: Sonic Territories @ The Stone
* Raquel Cion: Gilding the Lonely @ Joe's Pub
* Speculator, Cool World, Eola @ Shea Stadium
* Chicago, The Doobie Brothers @ Jones Beach
* Less Than Jake, Catch 22 @ Starland Ballroom
* Marina And The Diamonds, MS MR @ Webster Hall
* Telephoned, Psychobuildings @ Knitting Factory
* Famoro Diouabate, Blazer Sound System @ Zebulon
* Amy Lynn & the Gunshow,Shayna Steele @ Joe's Pub
* Mindtroll, Kate Ferencz, Cat Butts, Priests @ Big Snow
* The Queers, Agent Orange, Flat Tires @ Rocks Off Cruises
* Emma Donovan, High Highs, George Byrne @ Summerstage
* Daddy Long Legs, Bloodshot Bill, T. Valentine @ Union Pool
* Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Marriages @ Highline Ballroom
* The Kills, Black Bananas, Viva Viva @ Hudson River Park Pier 63
* Night Shining, The Golden Age of Piracy, Cotter, Sumak @ Cameo Gallery
* Airiel, Screen Vinyl Image, The Stargazer Lilies, Luxa @ Cake Shop
* Sonny and the Sunsets, MAGIC TRICK, Sam Jayne (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Maxxi Soundsystem, JDH & Dave P, Paul Raffaele @ (le) poisson rouge
* Protomartyr, Parquet Courts, Bandname, Family Curse @ Death By Audio
* K-Holes, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, Turn To Crime @ Union Pool
* Dashboard Confessional, Tallhart, Elle King @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Motive, The Can't Tells, The Harmonica Lewinskies, Intensive Care @ Pianos
* Floating Points, Jacques Greene, Secret Circuit, Hieroglyphic Being @ P.S.1
* Husky, Sheppard, High Highs, George Byrne, Maya Jupiter and Friends @ Summerstage
* Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Menahan Street Band @ Williamsburg Park
* Dan Vapid & The Cheats, Kurt Baker, The Challenged, The Naturals @ Knitting Factory
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Filthy Savage, The Psyched, EULA, Big Ups, The Numerators, Yeah Well Whatever @ 929 XPO
* Tokyo Police Club, Vacationer, Shinobi Ninja, Body Language, Lights Resolve, We Barbarians, The Nightmare River Band @ Pier A

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!

Today is the final installment of the 2012 Summer Thunder series at Union Pool with K-Holes, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, and Turn To Crime. Fun starts at 3PM. Free.

At the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, it's the closing party for Rooftop Films 2012 season with a program of short films and music from Beacon.

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Antibalas play a free show at Williamsburg Park tonight with The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow opening. 5 PM doors.

Sonny & the Sunsets wrap up a three-show NYC-area run tonight at Glasslands with Magic Trick (Tim of Fresh & Onlys' other band). Tickets are still available and is highly-recommended. Check out the video for Sonny & the Sunsets' "Pretend You Love Me" below.

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High on Fire is BACK with a new video for "Fertile Green". Glad to hear that Matt Pike is on the road back to good health.

You haven't really heard New Order's "Blue Monday" till you've heard it sung by a Welsh male choir. You can watch Brythoniad Male Voice Choir take on this indie disco staple below.

What else?

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Cold Specks at Hotel Vegan, March 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

today in NYC
* Tom Rainey @ Barbes
* The Do @ Mercury Lounge
* Marty Ehrlich @ The Stone
* Kathy Mattea @ City Winery
* Jonny Corndawg @ Mercury Lounge
* Rob Base @ Tappen Park Summerstage
* New York Chamber Trio @ The Stone
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Doom Squad, North America @ Zebulon
* Mumford & Sons, Dawes @ Pier A Park
* Peter Yarrow @ McNally Jackson Books
* Le Blorr, Sunbears! @ Knitting Factory
* Cold Specks, Doe Paoro, ARMS @ Glasslands
* Sanctuaries, Life Size Maps @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Family Band, Jennifer Castle, El Dorado @ Union Pool
* The Voices In Your Head, The Can't Tells @ Cameo Gallery
* The March Fourth, Ruby Fray, Globular Cluster @ Cake Shop
* Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Big Black Cloud, Girls of Porn, Family Curse, Necking @ Death By Audio
* Dream Affair, Anasazi, Religious To Damn, Nao Katafuchi @ Public Assembly
* Yemen Blues, Khaira Arby, UkanDanZ @ Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell
* CMA Songwriters Series w/ Little Big Town, Natalie Hemby, Bob DiPiero@ Joe's Pub
* Dukes of September (Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs) @ Beacon Theatre
* Lucy Wainwright Roche, Maggie Roche, Sloan Wainwright, Suzzy Roche @ Madison Square Park
* Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Todd Barry, Starlight Girls, Liam McEneaney @ The Bell House
* Summerscreen ('The Princess Bride') w/ Extreme Animals, Soft Circle, PC Worship @ McCarren Park

"Tell Your Friends" comedy comes to The Bell House tonight, and in addition to the listed guests like Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, and Todd Barry, there's a "JUST CONFIRMED: A SURPRISE GUEST" which they "can't say too much about this guy, except to say, if you've seen one of the TYF! surprise guests before, you know it means we've got someone goddamned amazing to close out the show. Trust me, if you miss this you're going to be very very sad."

"Celeste and Jesse Forever" opens in theaters this Friday. Hopefully you already caught our free screening on Monday at Sunshine Cinema. Tonight you can "Meet the Filmmakers: Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, and Lee Toland" at the Apple Store in SoHo.

"Senna", which maybe you caught when we screened it for free at Knitting Factory, screens at Socrates Sculpture Park tonight.

High On Fire were supposed to play Bowery Ballroom tonight and MHOW on Thursday (8/2) but unfortunately, those shows were cancelled.

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The xx play Terminal 5 on Thursday (8/2). Check out video of new song "Swept Away" from their recent LA show below.

Grimes DJ'd 285 Kent this past Sunday (7/29), you can check out video from her set (she's cranking Marylin Manson) below. Don't forget she plays a free River Rocks show next week (8/9) with Wild Nothing and DIIV.

Passion Pit made a video for their single "Constant Conversations" and you can watch that below too.

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High on Fire during SXSW (more by Greg Cristman)
High on Fire

"High on Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."
And with that statement, High on Fire have exited their previously discussed appearance on said tour. Best of luck to Matt Pike, who we last (for a while?) saw at Scion Rock Fest as part of Sleep. No word as to what that means for the NYC shows scheduled on that tour.

Evoken have signed to Profound Lore and are readying their new LP Atra Mors for release. The NJ funeral doom crew will release the long-player on July 31st and the record features eight new tracks from the crew including "An Extrinsic Divide", which is available for streaming below.

On a completely different note, Sick Fix will release Vexed via A389 Records, another slab of hardcore fury from the band featuring a member of Magrudergrind. Stream the new track "Boudica" below.

All streams, suggested shows and more are below.

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Zeke

They've been away for a bit, but Zeke will return to the East Coast to play Hoboken at Maxwell's on July 21st with Buzzkill. The show is the only East Coast date for the Northwestern band, who will also play a pair of dates on the West Coast in Oakland and Reno. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now. Tour dates are listed below.

Zeke's last LP was 2004's Til The Livin' End, which was subsequently followed up with splits with Disfear and Peter Pan Speedrock.

Check out some videos by Zeke alongside a listing of all dates below.

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