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DOWNLOAD: Iceage - "Coalition" (MP3)

Iceage at LPR in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Iceage

As mentioned, Danish punks Iceage are releasing their new album You're Nothing on February 19 via Matador and they've just revealed the first taste of that album with the new track, "Coalition," which you can download above or stream below.

The band already announced that they'll play a NYC show on January 25 at 285 Kent, which Raspberry Bulbs, Nomad, and Deformity open (tickets) and they've just revealed that the show is part of a whole tour which includes two other NYC dates. The day after the 285 Kent show, Iceage will play Home Sweet Home (1/26) (131 Chrystie St) with Pharmakon and Dream Affair. Admission for that show is $10 at the door (more info on the flyer below).

Then in April the band will do an east coast run with Vancouver punks White Lung which hits NYC on April 20 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show are not on sale yet but you can check ticketmaster for updates. Other tour dates include support from Merchandise, Milk Music, Hoax, and more. All dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Parquet Courts (who play Death by Audio this weekend) are on the Bowery show too and tickets go on sale Friday (1/11) at noon.

White Lung released one of the greatest punk records of 2012 with Sorry and towards the end of the year they released a 7" for their European tour with two new songs, "Two of You" and "Hunting Holiday." You can stream both of those below.

Continue reading "Iceage reveal new track, announce tour w/ White Lung & others (dates, MP3)"

WIERD photos by Phil Maier, 538 Johnston videos by (((unartig)))

Merchandise at Home Sweet Home
Merchandise

Merchandise played their second of three packed NYC shows last night at 538 Johnson (9/13), this time joined by drummer Elsner Nino (ex-Pollution, current Shoxx) behind the kit and support from Shoxx as well as Worshit, Nuclear Spring, and Herzog Rising. Video from the show is below.

The band played WIERD at Home Sweet Home on Wednesday night (pictures in this post), and will play again in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus tonight (9/14) alongside Rosenkopf, Siamese Twins, and Dream Affair. Tickets may be now sold out (call the venue) -- but the band will be back for CMJ if you didn't catch one of these.

Check out the video from 538 last night along with pictures from Home Sweet Home and more tour dates, below.

Continue reading "Merchandise played WIERD (pics) & 538 Johnson w/ Shoxx (& their drummer) (video) --- Saint Vitus is tonight"

photos by Greg Cristman

Toby Driver of Vaura/Kayo Dot
Kayo Dot

WIERD will host a special Vaura appearance at their weekly party at Home Sweet Home tonight (7/25) (131 Chrystie St in Manhattan). The band will strip down to play a rare "acoustic variations" set at the venue, which will see the band unplug for the second time in their history (the first being at The Stone earlier this year). Flyer for the show is below.

Kevin Hufnagel of Vaura/Gorguts played a solo set Saint Vitus on 7/21. If you missed them, the pictures are here.

Also-Vaura member Toby Driver played Bowery Electric on July 19th with his Kayo Dot project, with support from Triple Cobra and The Big Con. Pictures from that show, the Kayo Dot setlist, and a flyer for tonight, below...

Continue reading "Vaura plays acoustic show at WIERD party tonight; Kayo Dot played Bowery Electric (pics)"

El Toubin

After a freak accident put Jonathan Toubin in critical condition last year, he finally came out of the hospital this past January. Last week, we were excited to announce that he'll be part of this year's NXNE lineup, and we since found out that his official welcome back party is a free New York Night Train party at Brooklyn Bowl on May 6 with a huge lineup including Ian Svenonius (Chain and the Gang) (DJ Set), Mr Fine Wine (WFMU's Downtown Soulville) (DJ Set), Josh Styles (Smashed! Blocked!) (DJ Set), Kid Congo Powers, The K-Holes, Daddy Long Legs, Expensive Shit, Performances by Anna Copa Cabanna & Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Anne, Visuals by B.A. Miale & Spencer Bewley. RSVP is open. The flier for this show is below.

He has other upcoming apperances too, including his weekly parties at Home Sweet Home (every Wednesday) and his monthly Soup Clap and Dance Off party at Glasslands. He'll also host a silent disco at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park on July 7 with JD McPherson. Tickets are available. And he'll be at ATP I'll Be Your Mirror NJ.

All dates and flier below...

Continue reading "Jonathan Toubin returning with a big party & lots of dates!"

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The Facebook Invite reads:

For those of you who know Jonathan you know hands down he is one of the greatest and most generous human beings on this planet and right now he needs all of us to show him some love. Friday night there will be a benefit for Jon at both Home Sweet Home & Motor City. Please come out!

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HOME SWEET HOME

8PM - 9PM Ethan Miller
9PM - 10PM Andy Animal/Danny Goldshtein
11PM - 4AM Josh Styles/Billy & Miriam of NORTON RECORDS

There will also be a raffle for a bunch NORTON RECORDS merchandise!
$10 suggested donation! ALL MONEY GOING TO JONATHON!

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MOTOR CITY

10PM - 4AM Drew Redmond/Jerry Lee

Suzanne Rogaleski will be donating a private trapeze lesson to raffle winner!
MORE STUFF TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Jonathan is currently in a Portland hospital after a horrible freak accident yesterday.

by Bill Pearis

ChameleonsVox

Mark Burgess will be bringing ChameleonsVox back to America in November including four shows here in the NYC area: Wednesday, 11/23 for the Wierd party at Home Sweet Home, then Friday, 11/25 at Littlefield, and Saturday, 11/26 at The Delancey with the final show Sunday 11/27 at Maxwell's. All ChameleonsVox tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

For big Chameleons fans, the Wierd party is the one not to miss, as Burgess is performing the Chameleons' 1983 debut, Script of the Bridge, in full. (They'll also do the same earlier in the month at Oakland, CA's The New Parish on 11/16.) Last year that album got a nice double-CD reissue from Blue Apple Music who, next month, will be reissuing it on vinyl. Hopefully Mark will be bringing that on tour with him.

Anyone who saw Burgess on last year's tour knows ChameleonsVox do an amazing job of recreating the mercurial, powerful Chameleons sound, and Burgess still has the pipes and passion that make it more than just a night of remember when. This tour features original Chameleons/Sun & the Moon drummer John Lever as well. The Chameleons remain a big influence on music today: look no further than the Captured Tracks roster or the new Horrors album.

Opener for all shows except the Wierd party are Black Swan Lane. Tyburn Saints are also on the bill at Littlefield, and Revel Hotel are first openers at the Delancey show. All ChameleonsVox tour dates are below, along with video from last year's Burgess/ChameleonsVox performance at The Big Takeover's 30th Anniversary party at the Bell House.

Continue reading "ChameleonsVox schedule tour, playing 4-NYC area shows (one where they'll play 'Script of the Bridge' in full)"

by Bill Pearis

Dream Affair

Local trio Dream Affair are playing tonight's (8/31) Wierd party at Home Sweet Home. It's a record release party for the band's debut, Endless Days, which is out now on Avant! Records. If you like you coldwave/postpunk with a little Wax!Trax!-style clanging beats, definitely check 'em out.

You can download two tracks from the album via a widget at the bottom of this post. Also down there, the video for the album's title track.

Continue reading "Wierd hosting Dream Affair record release party"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Frank (Just Frank) - Coeur Hanté (MP3)

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Minimal wavers Frank (Just Frank) play the Wierd party at Home Sweet Home tonight (6/1), the band's first live performance in two years. Frank (Just Frank) released their debut album, The Brutal Wave, last year on Wierd. Like most artists on the label, it's indebted to the '80s. You can hear vintage French synth wavers like Ruth or Casino Music, as well as the influence of R.E.M. and the Sound. (They are also big fans of black metal.) You can download an MP3 of album track "Coeur Hanté" at the top of this post.

This will be the debut of a new line-up for FjF, who were originally a Paris-based duo of Anthem and Kirti. Anthem, who was born in New Jersey, moved from Paris to Brooklyn earlier this year and has refashioned Frank Just Frank) as a trio. Which should mean lots more NYC-area gigs if you can't make this show. Anthem, who also has a solo album out sometime in the near future, is already working on a second FjF album with the new line-up.

You can read a new interview with Anthem over at Oakazine. A couple Frank (Just Frank) videos are below along with the flyer for tonight's show.

Continue reading "Frank (Just Frank) are back (as a trio)"

Screaming Females @ Terminal 5 in December (more by Chris La Putt)
Screaming Females

New York Night Train, the almost-nightly dance party run by DJ Jonathan Toubin, will be hosting New Year's Eve events at three LES venues this year. Cake Shop, Home Sweet Home and Motor City (127 Ludlow) are signed on for the event with all-night liquor licenses. Cake Shop is the real highlight though. Bands playing the basement there include Talk Normal, Screaming Females, Frankie and the Outs and CSC Funk Band (ex-USAisamonster), while the other two venues get a few bands (like A.R.E. Weapons) and a slew of DJs, comedians, burlesque performers and more. More details are below.

For Frankie & The Outs, it's one of two New Years Eve shows. They'll also be at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn with Beach Fossils, We Are Country Mice, Lemonade and Surfer Blood. Tickets are on sale.

Screaming Females have a few upcoming shows too - they play with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park on December 29th, and kick off their February tour with JEFF the Brotherhood with a Feb. 6 Bowery Ballroom showcase for their label Don Giovanni.

Before then, there are plenty of chances to catch the NY Night Train crew in holiday party mode. Tonight (12/21) Jonathan Toubin DJs with Revered Vince Anderson at his weekly Union Pool residency. Toubin will also be spinning at the BV-sponsored Jewltide 7 party happening at Southpaw on Christmas Eve (12/24). Tickets are on sale and the flyer is below with a full schedule...

Continue reading "Screaming Females, Frankie & The Outs & Talk Normal playing Cake Shop NYE ++ other New York Night Train events "

photos by Ryan Muir

The Dead Weather
The Dead Weather

People (including one very small child) waited in line over 12 hours outside "Third Man Records" aka the Envoy Gallery at 131 Chrystie Street on the LES in NYC for a chance to get in to see Jack White's new band The Dead Weather play a free show at noon today (7/16). Ends up, the band didn't play in the pop-up store, but right downstairs in the bar called Home Sweet Home (which not long ago hosted that Sonic Youth 'Eternal' party).

Inside the yellow store people can buy Dead Weather merchandise (including their album Horehound that was released this week) from the one and only Matt Pinfield and his WRXP co-host Leslie Fram. Downstairs, the band which features The Kills' Alison Mosshart on vocals played for about 30 minutes with one encore to the 175-or-so people that jammed into the hot and sweaty basement. Jack played drums and sang on one song, and in usual Jack White style, everyone associated with the band, even the roadies, were well dressed. Ryan said the band sounded great, and he couldn't think of a better place to catch the band than a dive bar like Home Sweet Home...

...which isn't saying much for the much, much larger venue the band is playing tonight (7/16) and tomorrow (7/17). The Screaming Females open both NYC shows at Terminal 5. More pictures from the Third Man Records in-store, below...

Continue reading "The Dead Weather @ Home Sweet Home under the Third Man Records pop-up store (w/ Matt Pinfield on the register) - pics "

photos by Lori Baily

The Homosexuals

Matador Records helped Sonic Youth celebrate the release of their new record The Eternal with a party at Home Sweet Home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan last Friday. The semi-private show had local bands playing Sonic Youth covers while the actual Sonic Youth was hanging out in the crowd.

Bands included The Antlers, Tiny Masters of Today, Apache Beat, The Homosexuals (backed by members of Fiasco), and "The Goo Believers" (at least that's what I think they called themselves). They were Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine), Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet, Ecstatic Peace label), Matt Krefting (Ecstatic Peace label), Zachary Cale, John Maloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man), and Jaiko Suzuki (Electroputas). You can see Thurston Moore watching them from the sidelines in some of the pictures below...

Continue reading "pics from Sonic Youth's 'Eternal' party @ Home Sweet Home (Homosexuals, a supergroup of Thurston's friends, more)"

Sonic Youth @ No Fun Fest 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
Sonic Youth

Maybe you caught Sonic Youth's noise set at No Fun Fest or have been streaming The Eternal through Matador's Buy Early Get Now program.

If both left you wanting more, you'll have your chance tonight (May 22nd)

First, Bill Nace, ie. the guy who wasn't Lee at NFF, will play the late set at The Stone tonight (10pm). Joining him will be Greg Kelley on trumpet and Jake Meginsky on percussion. Before that, the Stone's May curator, Grey Gersten, performs with tape-guy G. Lucas Crane and drummer Ryan Sawyer.

If you'd rather follow the The Eternal route (ie. you're sick of listening to the record in your home), Matador is hosting a listening party for the album tonight (5/22) at NYC's Envoy Gallery (131 Chrystie St.) It's free admission, capacity permitting, but RSVP is required. Flyer below.

After that party, there's also an invite-only after-party with LIVE music at Home Sweet Home, which will be closed to the public. Local bands will be playing Sonic Youth covers. Those local bands include The Antlers (who played Bowery Ballroom last night), Suckers (who have a lot of other shows coming up), Joan As Policewoman (who recently played with Iggy Pop), Tiny Masters of Today (who are playing Citysol this year), and The Homosexuals (who are now Bruno Wizard with Fiasco as his backing band according to someone that got to the Dan Deacon show last week early enough to see their unannounced set), AND "more are being confirmed" (for tonight's show). We have three pairs of tickets (guestlist spots) to give away for the afterparty. Info on how to win them, below...

SY played a free 4th of July show last summer in Battery Park (to be released as a bonus disc with some copies of the new record). That gig was within eyeshot of the Statue of Liberty and other iconic landmarks. This summer the band is playing a free show under St. Louis' famed Gateway Arch on July 17th as part of that city's Live on the Levee summer festival. It's just one of the many dates on Sonic Youth's summer North American tour, the openers for which were recently announced.

Listening party flyer and contest details below...

Continue reading "Sonic Youth listening & after-party (w/ live bands covering SY) - WIN TIX +++ Bill Nace at the Stone TONIGHT"