Entries tagged with: Hillstock

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Caveman @ Webster Hall (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Jacuzzi Boys @ Mercury Lounge, 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Jacuzzi Boys

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


Happy first day of summer! It's also the solstice -- the longest day of the year. Do something outside if you can, like...

Make Music New York
If you hear more racket from outside your window that normal today, it's because it's MMNY Day, with free performances in public places of all shapes and sizes. Gongs in Herald Square? Yes. A multitude of accordians in Central Park? It's true. Lot's of people performing the songs from Beck's sheet music album, Song Reader, at Joe's Pub all afternoon? It's happening. And tons more. All free. Check out the full schedule.

Also part of MMNY is the kickoff block party for 3-day DIY Brooklyn festival Hillstock which happens at Putnam Plaza (Fulton St and Grand Ave) featuring The Brooklyn What, Brown Rice Family, and more; and a $10 afterparty at Free Candy (905 Atlantic Ave) with Eskalators, Toothaches, Spooktober, and more.

Amadou & Mariam, Bombino @ Prospect Park Bandshell
You will be hard pressed to find a more inspiring story than that of Amadou & Mariam, the couple from Mali who both went blind during their formative years. At tonight's free Celebrate Brooklyn! show, the duo's afrobeat stylings will be joined by a fellow African legend, rock and blues guitar virtuoso Bombino.

Fear of Men, Writer @ Seaport Music Festival
If you like well-crafted, not-too-twee janglepop, head to South Street Seaport for the penultimate Friday of the Seaport Music Festival with UK group Fear of Men. Veronica Falls, watch your backs. Just added to the bill: local duo Writer who we profiled back in January. Plus it's free, early (7 PM start). outside and a nice way to start the weekend.

Also, don't forget that tomorrow (6/22) is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade (which almost kinda didn't happen).

Browse our Free Show Calendar for more no-cost-to-you concert options.


Man Or Astro-Man?, Jacuzzi Boys @ Brooklyn Bowl
Sci-Fi post-punks Man Or Astro-Man? put out their first album in more than a decade this year and finds them in the same enjoyable orbit as before. Of course, seeing them live is where it's at, and they've brought with them Florida's party animals Jacuzzi Boys on this tour, making for an almost guaranteed good time. Tickets are still available.

Rogue Wave, Caveman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fans of smart guitar pop, valhalla awaits. California's Rogue Wave, whose new album Nightingale Floors just came out this week, hook up with New York's Caveman for what is sure to be a very pleasant night indeed.

DJ Spooky @ The Met
DJ Spooky aka D.C. based philosopher, author and musician Paul D. Miller will be spinning at the Met tonight, before appearing at the MoMa all this week with his 21st century take on the first American "blockbuster" film, 1915's overtly racist The Birth Of A Nation. Spooky uses DJ mixes and other forms of multimedia to take the issues portrayed in the film and place them into a modern context.

Rancid @ Terminal 5
Tim Armstrong's snarl and non-guitar-playing will again be front and center at Terminal 5, running through 20 years of favorites with Rancid after playing a set with TransplantsCrown of Thornz play support, bringing their hardcore to the large stage.

Firefly Music Festival
It's not in NYC, but it's not that far away (Dover, DE), and features Japandroids, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Petty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Passion Pit and more. Oh, and BrooklynVegan has a stage too. Stop by if you're going.

Martin Rev, Eraas, You @ Bowery Electric
As one half of Suicide, Martin Rev planted the seeds for pretty much everything dark and electronic to follow. (For better or worse.) Tonight he plays with two of his young progeny -- both pretty good, especially Eraas -- who will both likely be eyeing his Moog settings.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Helado Negro, Barbarossa @ Littlefield
A diverse evening for sure but united in dance: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem bring sounds of Columbia (as in South America, not Vampire Weekend); likewise Helado Negro with Ecuador; and UK act Barbarossa adds continental flavor (and glitchy folk).

The Psychedelic Furs @ The Paramount
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group turn on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great. Tickets are still available.

The Felice Brothers @ Maxwell's
Folk rockers The Felice Brothers will be in New Jersey tonight at Maxwell's as one of the last major tours to come throughout the venue before it shuts it's doors later this summer. Sold out.

Simian Mobile Disco @ SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Simian Mobile

Simian Mobile Disco, JDH & Dave P @ SRB Brooklyn
Tonight at SRB Brooklyn, FIXED and Verboten and throwing a party with electro house duo Simian Mobile Disco, who were initially just DJing the thing, but are now performing live as well. FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P will be on the boards tonight too.

Regis, Lee Gamble, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Laurel Halo, Bill Kouligas @ K&K Super Buffet
The Bunker is throwing a stacked party as part of PAN label and Issue Project Room's PAN_ACT series at K&K Super Buffet (341 St. Nicholas Ave in Queens) tonight with Downwards label boss Regis, UK ambient musician Lee Gamble, veteran soundscaper Keith Fullerton Whitman, shapeshifting art pop producer Laurel Halo, and PAN label boss Bill Kouligas. It's a late show: 11 PM - 6 AM. Flyer below.

Tim Sweeney, Secret Circuit, Jee Day @ Cameo Gallery
WNYU icon and DFA artist Tim Sweeney will be at Cameo Gallery tonight with psychedelic jazz master Eddie Ruscha and his latest project Secret Circuit. Also on the bill will be Tim Sweeney's DFA labelmate and Juan MacLean contributor Jee Day.

Giraffage, Mister Lies & more @ 285 Kent
Brooklyn DIY spot 285 Kent should turn into a pretty huge dance party tonight when beatmaker Giraffage takes over to headline the venue. HIs tourmate, ambient pop musician Mister Lies, should get things started pretty nicely too. The bill's rounded out by FLOTE and Knox.

Raccoon Fighter, The Denzels, Aloud, Dead Stars @ Cake Shop
The second of two straight nights at Cake Shop for locals Racoon Fighter who make raspy voiced bash-n-pop. Also on the bill: the garage pop sounds of The Denzels, Boston's Aloud, as well as Brooklyn purveyors of quality '90s-style indie, Dead Stars.

Japanther, LVL UP, Ken South Rock, Weird Womb @ Shea Stadium
Noise duo, Japanther, is playing a stacked show tonight with LVL UP, Ken South Rock and Weird Womb. Both Japanther and LVL UP have released new music recently, with LVL UP touring this summer in support of their newest 7", Extra Worlds. This is the first of three shows LVL UP will be playing in Brooklyn, and you can catch them at their next two shows with Julia Brown on July 21 and August 8.

Trails and Ways, Frances Cone, Float Fall @ Pianos
Indie pop quartet Trails and Ways are on tour this summer, and are stopping in NYC tonight for a show at Pianos with Frances Cone and Float Fall. If you can't make it to tonight's show, Trails and Ways are also playing a show at Knitting Factory Saturday (6/22). Tickets for their show at Pianos and tickets for their show at Knitting Factory are still available.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Butter The Children - "Lupus" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ovlov - "Blue Baby" (MP3)

Butter The Children
Butter The Children

NYC pop shoegazers Butter The Children (members of Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, and Le Rug) play local shows a lot and it's recently been announced that they've signed to Downtown Records. Last year they self released their impressive self-titled EP, and Downtown will presumably put out its followup at some point this year. You can download the EP for free at bandcamp and stream in full below. One track, "Lupus," can be downloaded above as well. The EP is a quick blast of punchy pop rock with MBV-inspired guitar wails, and if you've yet to see them at one of their many shows, they bring that same kind of power to the stage too.

As usual, they have upcoming local dates, including one this Friday (5/24) at Big Snow with Big Muff, Roses, (ex-Deer Tick), and Ceramics. They also have a show scheduled at Death by Audio on June 27 with Ovlov, Suns, and Flagland. Both shows are all ages and admission for both shows is $7 at the door. They're also playing Day 1 of Hillstock, which takes place across various Brooklyn venues from June 21-23.


Newtown, CT's Ovlov, who also play that DBA show, are set to release their debut album, Am, on July 2 via Exploding in Sound, who are becoming pretty consistent in supplying good '90s-inspired indie rock (like Speedy Ortiz, who since signed to Carpark). And like most of that label's roster, Ovlov do the sound well. The album's single, "Blue Baby," has buildups that are straight out of the Sonic Youth songbook, and the singer likely learned a thing or two from J Mascis. Check the song out below or download it for free above.

Ovlov is on a tour now with labelmates Grass is Green which includes other NYC shows happening on June 1 at Big Snow with Appomattox and Miniboone, and the previously discussed Exploding In Sound showcase on June 15 at Big Snow with Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Fat History Month, Two Inch Astronaut, and more.

All dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Butter The Children signed to Downtown, playing shows; Ovlov on tour, releasing debut LP (dates & MP3s)"

Hilly Eye at Acheron earlier this month (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Hilly Eye

Annual all ages, DIY music festival Hillstock is returning to Brooklyn this year from June 22-24 across four spaces in Clinton Hill. Day 1 (6/22) begins with a kickoff party at Free Candy on 905 Atlantic Ave with Math the Band, Ava Luna, Hop Along, Heaven's Gate, and more. On day 2 (6/23) we'll get the free block party at 106 Emerson Place with Hilly Eye, The Suzan, Life Size Maps, Swear and Shake, surprise guests and more, followed by a $5 afterparty with Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Twitchers, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Sega Genocide. The fest wraps up on 6/24 with a backyard picnic at 402½ Park Avenue headlined by surprise guests and also featuring Archipelago, Emilyn Brodsky, Modern Hut, and more.

The full schedule, flier and a trailer video are below...

Continue reading "Hillstock returning to Brooklyn in June (Hilly Eye, The Suzan, Math the Band, Ava Luna & more)"

Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ the Bell House in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Wildbirds and Peacedrums

today in NYC
* Howl Fest
* Evillive
* Red Hook Fest
* Chola @ Barbes
* Sima Bina @ Town Hall
* Bushwick Open Studios
* Thierry Stremler @ Barbes
* Larry Polansky @ The Stone
* Christian Wolff @ The Stone
* Atlantic Avenue Artwalk
* Hillstock @ 106 Emerson Place
* Martin Sexton @ City Winery
* Hallucinogen @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Network Awesome @ 92Y Tribeca
* Mike Birbiglia @ Barrow Street Theatre
* Delexilio @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* School of Seven Bells @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Stepdad, Sunset Victim @ Cameo Gallery
* Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos @ Barbes
* Pollyester, My Favourite Things @ The Gutter
* Saadi, Janka Nabay, Jogyo @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Captain Beefheart tribute @ Bowery Poetry Club
* Effi Briest, Pillars and Tongues, Hiro Kone @ Cake Shop
* Wolvserpent, A Story of Rats, Ruin Lust @ The Acheron
* Black Label Society, Anchored, Hourcast @ Irving Plaza
* Weston, Morning, Communication Redlight @ Maxwell's
* Joshua Light Show @ American Museum of Natural History
* Sondre Lerche, Nightlands, Kishi Bashi @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jimmy Eat World, Civil Twilight @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Big White Clouds, Amory Sivertson, Commerce @ Sycamore
* Rifle Recoil, My Favourite Things, Pollyester @ The Gutter
* The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute) @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Dennis Coffey, The Dirtbombs, The Stepkids @ The Bell House
* All Tiny Creatures, More Humans, The Caribbean @ Sycamore
* Meta and the Cornerstones, DJ Spinach, Veronica @ 92YTribeca
* The Woes, Elk City, Old Monk, Royal American @ The Rock Shop
* Bella Boys, Milly Beau, The Durians, Ben Arsenal @ Shea Stadium
* Psychic Friend, Dangerous Ponies, Mystery Roar @ Public Assembly
* Richard Pinhas, Mountains, Forma, Carlos Giffoni @ The Schoolhouse
* The Sun Araw Band, Matthewdavid, D'eon, M Geddes Gengras @ 285 Kent
* Red Wire Black Wire, Dinosaur Bones, Steel Phantoms, Santah @ Pianos
* Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Yellow Ostrich, Callers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Blitz the Ambassador, DJ Spinna & more @ Target Free Saturday @ Brooklyn Museum
* D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Spider Bags, John Wesley Coleman @ Bruar Falls
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Balkans, Fort Lean, Headless Horseman @ Glasslands
* Ken South Rock, Unstoppable Death Machines, Ritz Riot, Filthy Savage @ Silent Barn
* Reverend John DeLore, Doran Danoff, Scott Metzger, Trina Hamlin @ Bowery Electric
* Teenage Angst (Nirvana tribute), MIck's Jaguar (Rolling Stones) @ Mercury Lounge
* Black Dog (Led Zeppelin Tribute), Sabbra Cadabra (Black Sabbath) @ Mercury Lounge
* Bad Manners, The Scofflaws, The Forthrights, The Grace Of Spades @ The Studio
* Unstoppable Death Machines, GDFX, DJ Teenwolf, DJ Jimmy C @ Tortilleria Chinantla (new location)
* Richard Lloyd (of Television), The Bamboo Kids, Heap, Jukebox Zeros, All In Your Mind @ Trash Bar
* Hooray For Goodbye, Clinical Trials, Aggie Doone, Circadian Clock @ Public Assembly (day show)

The schedule for Hillstock keeps changing. Today's up to date schedule is below.

The Captain Beefheart tribute at Bowery Poetry Club is:

Gary Lucas (Beefheart alumni, Jeff Buckley), Nona Hendryx (Labelle, Talking Heads), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), & Weasel Walter (Behold The Arctopus), will be joined by musicians from the rock, jazz, metal, progressive, blues, experimental, & classical worlds to perform faithful and interpretive versions of songs from Beefheart's entire catalog, from his 1966 debut "Safe As Milk" to his final record "Ice Cream For Crow", released in 1982.
The flyer reposted below.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums are on tour and play MHOW with Yellow Ostrich and Callers tonight.

All Tiny Creatures are here for two nights of shows.

Mike Birbiglia's show keeps getting extended. More chances to catch it!

Check out This Week in Indie.

My Morning Jacket VH1 Storytellers premiered on TV last night. Look for a repeat.

My Morning Jacket play Mountain Jam is this weekend.

The Roots Picnic is today and streaming.

Mutek is this weekend.

Chaos in Tejas is this weekend.

We're giving away a pair of passes to Internet Week.

DJ Shadow 'Gotta Rokk'. Video below...

New Tyler the Creator/Frank Ocean video, below...

Wu Lyf's new video for "Dirt" below....

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Laura Stevenson at MHOW in February (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Laura Stevenson

Annual, all ages, Brooklyn DIY music festival Hillstock takes place at 285 Kent Ave on June 3, 106 Emerson Place on June 4 (free admission), and 402 1/2 Park Avenue on June 5. The lineup features a number of local mainstays including So So Glos, Eskalators, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Ava Luna, and Laura Stevenson (solo) in addition to many lesser known names. Saturday also features a special appearance by Grand Wizzard Theodore. Full lineup and poster below.

Continue reading "Hillstock this weekend (3-day DIY Brooklyn music fest lineup)"


Brooklyn DIY fest Hillstock will be returning this year for three days of music from June 11-13. It opens with a Friday show at Shea Stadium that features Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, the Eskalators, Ava Luna, The Toothaches, Fiasco and more. The second day is a backyard BBQ headlined by Aa, and the third is singer-songwriters on a rooftop.

Both three-day wrist bands ($15) and individual shows tickets ($7) will be available at the shows.

More info on tickets, venue locations, a full schedule of bands and videos from last year are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Screaming Females - Bell (MP3)

Screaming Females

New Brunswick's Screaming Females have landed the opening slot on the July portion of The Dead Weather's first national tour. Those stops include both NYC shows at Terminal 5 - July 16th and 17th (ticket info here). Make sure you get to those shows early enough to see Screaming Female Marissa Paternoster shred on guitar. It might make up for the lack of shredding Jack White does in his position of drummer in the headlining band.

Screaming Females also have their own tour (with a lot of TBA dates) scheduled for August, and you can catch the band around the NYC area at one of their many area gigs before they leave. The first chance comes this Saturday, May 30th when Screaming Females play Maxwell's with Shellshag, Pregnant and Mimi & Christian. Tickets are on sale.

After that, the band headlines one night of the previously mentioned Brooklyn DIY festival Hillstock, June 5th-7th. Poster and lineup, now with set times, below.

Screaming Females also have a Northside Festival show coming up, as well as an opening slot for Dinosaur Jr. at MHOW on June 25th (there will be lots of shredding from opener and headliner at the latter).

The band's debut, Power Move, came out April 14th on Don Giovanni Records. "Bell," from that record, is reposted above.

All dates below...

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by Dominic Masi, Jr.

DOWNLOAD: Stupid Party - 1234 (MP3)

"I'm in a more serious relationship with the two of them than I have been with any girlfriend I've ever had in my life. We were all in shittier bands before this." - Cory of Stupid Party

Stupid Party

Stupid Party are not just another three piece from Brooklyn. They've actually been around for a few years, playing their raw punk, metal and punch you in the face, pop songs, in lands both home and away. Literally. "We kept/keep playing shows at our house which without a doubt has hosted the best punk shows in New York," said Cory, the band's vocalist and guitarist (who I had a chance to talk to via email).

Stupid Party released a 7" on Starcleaner Records last year, which is now in it's 2nd pressing, and in March they put out their first LP on Freedom School Records. Check out one MP3 above with more streaming at their MySpace.

Tonight (5/11) they open for Times New Viking (who played Market Hotel last night) and Vivian Girls at Bowery Ballroom (making this a sick triple bill!) According to Cory, "We'll probably be blacked out." Let's hope not. Get there early to make sure you don't miss them.

They also play Brooklyn D.I.Y. festival Hillstock on June 6th. All tour dates and fliers below...

Continue reading "Stupid Party - MP3 & upcoming shows (w/ Vivian Girls & Times New Viking tonight, Silent Barn & Hillstock)"