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King Tuff's Kyle Thomas @ 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
KT

King Tuff is playing House of Vans on Thursday (10/24) as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration for the Vans Snow Team. Also performing are Jamie Lynn and Zac Marben. They'll also be showing a retrospective Vans video and serving complimentary drinks. Doors are at 7 PM and it's free but you do need to RSVP to RSVPTOVANS@GMAIL.COM with "Anniversary" in the subject line.

Flyer below..

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House of Vans during Joyce Manor's set in August (more by David Andrako)
House of Vans

The 2013 free shows at House of Vans came to a close last month, after hosting packed, sweaty parties from Fucked Up, Title FIght & Hop Along, Melvins, Baroness & Honky, Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare & Swearin' and more. And they've already announced that they'll be returning for a fourth year in 2014. Stay tuned for dates and lineup announcements.

Vans has been hosting a video series of the parties, and the final installment is of Les Savy Fav, who played the final show (8/29), and whose frontman Tim Harrington hosted the parties this summer. Check out that video below...

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photos by David Andrako

Kid Dynamite & Joyce Manor @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013
Kid Dynamite @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013
Kid Dynamite @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013

The free House of Vans shows continued last night (8/15) with an all around great punk bill. Lo-fi pop punks Swearin' opened the night, followed by classic-style punk from Dischord supergroup Red Hare. Then came emo/indie rock line crossers Joyce Manor, and finally, the last US show for melodic hardcore vets Kid Dynamite. Pictures of the sweaty craziness are in this post.

Joyce Manor will be back in Brooklyn when their tour hits Knitting Factory on Saturday (8/17) with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for that show are still available.

Swearin' also plays Brooklyn on Saturday as part of the Salinas Records anniversary at Silent Barn. They have two NYC shows in September too.

More pictures from House of Vans below...

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photo by Lukas Hodge, words by Andrew Sacher and Fred Pessaro

Melvins / Baroness
Melvins
Baroness

The free House of Vans shows continued this week (7/31) with a triple attack of sludge metal from The Melvins, Baroness, and Melvins/Butthole Surfers-related band Honky. Pictures of the former two are in this post, and another set of the show (including shots of Honky) is at Invisible Oranges.

For Baroness, this was their first NYC show since heading back out on the road following last year's tragic bus crash. (And it was actually the same venue they would have played last summer.) John Baizley and guitarist Peter Adams are the only members who remained in the band after the accident, and Baizley is actually the only original member left. Despite this, and a noticeably calmer Baizley than the earlier days (which, all things considered, you'd forgive him for), the band was tight and the show was a great time. The show was mainly split between Yellow & Green and Blue Record, including live favorites like "Take My Bones Away," "March to the Sea," "The Sweetest Curse," and "Swollen and Halo." Only complaint was that I wish the set was longer, which it probably will be when Baroness headline Irving Plaza on 8/14 with Royal Thunder (tickets).

Congrats go out to Jared Warren of Big Business, who sat out this Melvins tour in favor of paternity leave. In his stead was bassist Jeff Pinkus of Honky, who ably backed the band, though Jared's sweet harmonizing croon was missed. The band's appearance featured tracks old and new, and even an appearance from Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers.

The next House of Vans show happens on August 15 with Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin'. RSVP for that show is still open.

More pictures of Melvins/Baroness below...

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Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Kid Dynamite

RSVP for the free Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin' show at House of Vans (8/15) opens today at 9 AM. Like all House of Vans shows, RSVP is required but entry is still first come, first served.

This one of the last two US shows for Kid Dynamite before their reunion comes to an end. (The other is Philly's This is Hardcore Festival.)

To see Joyce Manor play a smaller venue (and presumably a longer set), you can catch them headlining their own Brooklyn show two days later at Knitting Factory (8/17) with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for that show are still available.

Swearin' also play NYC again, opening for Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on 9/3 (sold out).

Meanwhile, House of Vans shows continue this Wednesday (7/31) with Melvins, Baroness, and Honky. That one's all RSVPed out, but you can also catch Baroness when their tour returns to NYC on August 14 at Irving Plaza with Royal Thunder (tix).

Kid Dynamite at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Kid Dynamite

Philly hardcore band Kid Dynamite, who were initially around from 1997-2000, have done a few reunions since then, including one in 2010 for Philly's This is Hardcore Fest, which has since led to other reunion shows like Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. Their current reunion is now coming to an end, and the band will officially be breaking up for good. A statement from the band reads:

It was 2010 when we were first invited to play This Is Hardcore in Philly. It was our first show in nearly 5 years, since playing CBs. We've always gotten offers to reunite for a show or two, but nothing ever really panned out. It seemed like all of us were interested in possibly hitting the stage a few more times. Why not? Right?

Over the past 3 years we've had the pleasure of playing some pretty exciting shows; a warm welcome in California, a magically dusty weekend in Austin, a unexpected romp in Gainesville, a beautifully nostalgic show at the Church in Philly and most recently our first trip to Europe. We played with great bands and felt a great deal of love and energy. But what next?

We've seen many bands reunite over the past few years and surely every one of them asks themselves the question "What are we doing?" Do we move forward and progress with new material, keep playing in the cyclical manor til we wear out our welcome or do we take a final bow?

In less than a month we will be playing two of our biggest headlining shows ever; This Is Hardcore in Philly and House of Vans in Brooklyn. Things can't get any more exciting for us. It seems like an appropriate time to announce these as our final U.S. shows. We say U.S. shows because we've been working on one more trip over seas for some time now. If it happens it will be in 2014.

We are fortunate enough to be able to rewrite the ending of our story. Our first farewell in the year 2000 was mired in confusion, sadness and anger. This time around we get to ride off into the sunset with nothing but love and pride for this band who's music has somehow, with the help everyone around us, resonated through the past 16 years.

We'd like to thank all of the people who have kept this band alive; those of you who have shared our music with your friends and covered our songs. Thank you to all of you who have come out to our shows to sweat with us, smile with us and ultimately scream with us, reminding us that this band is and always will be our "Fuck You!"

As the statement says, the band's last two US shows will be this year's This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly (they play on 8/8) and their free House of Vans show on August 15 with Joyce Manor, Swearin', and Red Hare. TiH tickets are still available and RSVP for the House of Vans show opens Monday (7/29) at 9 AM.

Baroness at FSPF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Baroness

Baroness finally returned to the road this year, and as discussed, this summer's tour includes not one, but two NYC shows. The first of those is a free House of Vans show on July 31, which is being headlined by Melvins, and also features openers Honky. RSVP is required, and opens today (7/15) at 9 AM. Like all House of Vans shows, entry is still first come, first served. Show flyer below.

Baroness' other NYC show this summer is a not-free one at Irving Plaza on August 14 with Royal Thunder, which tickets are still available for.

Updated Baroness dates are listed, along with a video from the band's recent Pittsburgh show, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor in Philly in March (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
Joyce Manor

California's catchy, raw punks Joyce Manor are going on a short Northeast tour this August which includes their previously announced appearances in Brooklyn at House of Vans on August 15 with melodic hardcore vets Kid Dynamite, Dischord "supergroup" Red Hare, and lo-fi pop punks Swearin'; Philly with Radiator Hospital; and Connecticut with Ceremony. The House of Vans show is free with RSVP, which opens on July 29 at 9 AM and will probably "sell out" very quickly, like these HoV shows have been doing all summer.

Like Joyce Manor did when they played House of Vans last year, they've now added a headlining not-free ($12) show happening in Brooklyn at a much smaller venue, Knitting Factory on August 17. That show, and every other show on their Northeast run except House of Vans, is with Glocca Morra. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show go on sale Saturday (7/13) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

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!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
!!!

The free summer shows at House of Vans began last week with Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along, and will continue on July 11 with Toro y Moi and others (RSVPed out).

Today (7/1) at 9 AM, RSVP opens for the !!!, Classix, and Jacques Renault show happening on July 18. These RSVPs have been going fast, so act quick!

photos by Maclyn Bean, words by Andrew Sacher

Fucked Up / Title Fight
Fucked Up
Title Fight

This summer's free House of Vans concert series kicked off last night with a stacked triple billing of Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along. Despite a bit of rain over the outdoor drink/food area (which was actually kinda nice considering how hot it was inside), it was a great start to this year's HoV season. The line was pretty long even an hour before doors, but getting inside went pretty smoothly and the lines for the free beer weren't much trouble either. All the bands were great too.

Hop Along kicked things off around 7:45, and though they were the calmest band on the bill, they were no less intense to watch. Frances Quinlan is seriously such a powerhouse singer, wailing away with no interest in taming her voice, which she wouldn't need to do anyway. Frances opened the show with one song solo, and then was joined by her band for the rest of the set, which was pretty similar to their recent Bowery Ballroom show. It included a bunch of Get Disowned standouts and their recently released single, "Sister Cities."

Next up was Title Fight, who had the biggest and wildest crowd of the night, and they wasted no time making that happen. With little to no introduction the band tore right into their first song with Ned Russin swinging his bass and jumping around on stage while screaming into his mic. The crowd was packed with devoted fans yelling every word and starting all kinds of raucous pits throughout the show. The set was heavy on last year's excellent Floral Green album, but included a couple early cuts for the longtime fans (who, as you may have guessed, went totally apeshit for them).

Finally, Fucked Up closed out the night, and though the place had cleared out a bit after Title Fight, Fucked Up were excellent as always and had themselves a fairly wild crowd too. Damien was characteristically funny on stage (he debuted his 4 year old son's new song, whose lyrics consisted only of "I love the word 'penis'" repeatedly), and of course, he spent about 80% of the show in the crowd. They played a couple new ones, in addition to their usual trek through the David Comes to Life material and some other live staples like "I Hate Summer" and "Son The Father."

The next House of Vans show is Toro y Moi, Shlohmo, and Jonwayne on 7/11 (RSVP is maxed out). More pictures and videos (via (((unartig)))) of all three bands from last night's show below...

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Toro y Moi at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Toro y Moi

Happy opening day to the House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) free summer concert series! The first show is tonight (6/27) with Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along (which RSVPed out way long ago), and there's some other happenings in the HoV world too.

RSVP for the Toro y Moi, Shlohmo, and Jonwayne show happening on July 11 opens today (6/27) at noon. RSVP is limited to two tickets per person, and as with all House of Vans shows, entry is still capacity-based, so get there early.

It's also just been announced that LA dance duo Classixx (whose new album, Hanging Gardens came out earlier this year, and who already played NYC a couple times) have been added to the July 18 show with !!! and Jacques Renault. RSVP for that show opens Monday (7/1) at 9 AM.

RSVP info is here for all upcoming House of Vans shows. Check out the updated lineup and a new flyer for the !!!/Jacques Renault/Classixx show below...

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Fucked Up at Governors Ball on Saturday (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fucked Up

As mentioned, the free, all ages House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) shows are returning this summer with some pretty great lineups. RSVP for the first show in the series, which happens on June 27 and includes Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along, opens today (6/11) at 11 AM. All shows are free but RSVP is required for entry.

Fucked Up just played a muddy, sweaty, awesome set at this past weekend's Governors Ball festival on Randall's Island. If you haven't yet, you can check out pictures of that set HERE.

Meanwhile, Title FIght have other upcoming shows including another previously discussed NYC date happening even sooner. It's a Rocks Off Cruise on June 16, which is a Shirts For A Cure presented show, and includes "a very special guest." Tickets for that show are still available. They also just announced a bunch of other dates, all of which are listed below.

And, in case you missed it, Hop Along recently released a new song.

All Title Fight dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Hop Along

At Hop Along's recent Bowery Ballroom show opening for The Thermals and Screaming Females, they played a new song during their set and mentioned that it would debut on June 5. Well here we are on June 5, and that song, titled "Sister Cities," is out now. It's got a country-punk inspired rhythm rolling through it, and singer Frances Quinlan is at her most expressive, switching back and forth between her folky whisper and her unpolished roar. You can stream the song for below and download it for free at the Weathervane Music Bandcamp.

Weathervane Music is also the organization who just featured "Sister Cities" in their "Shaking Through" documentary series about the "Birth of a Song." In the series, bands record a new song in two days and the process is captured on film. You can watch two videos of that session, which splice together recording and interviews, below. Read more about the session at the Shaking Through website.

Hop Along will be returning to NYC for a free House of Vans show on June 27 with an incredible lineup that also includes Fucked Up and Title Fight (who play NYC even sooner). Though the show is free, RSVP is required, and it opens on Tuesday (6/11).

Videos and song stream below...

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Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Kid Dynamite

As discussed, House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) is returning for another free summer concert series this year, and like we said we would, we're now excited to announce the very awesome lineups for this year's series. We already knew Baroness and The Melvins would be playing on July 31 and the rest of the schedule is as follows:

6/27 - Fucked Up, Title Fight & Hop Along
7/11 - Toro y Moi, Shlohmo & Jonwayne
7/18 - !!!, Jacques Renault Plus Special Guests Announced in Mid June
7/31 - The Melvins, Baroness & Honky
8/15 - Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, Swearin'
8/29 - Les Savy Fav, Delorean plus Special Guest
All shows are all ages and free with RSVP. Doors for each show are at 7. RSVP for the Fucked Up/Title Fight/Hop Along show opens Tuesday, June 11.

Flyer for the 2013 series and a Spotify playlist of the artists playing below...

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We knew that Baroness would be playing House of Vans with Melvins on July 31, but House of Vans have released dates for the rest of their free summer concert season. The other shows will happen June 27, July 11, July 18, August 15, and August 29. Any guesses on who will play this year? BrooklynVegan will have the exclusive entire lineup announcement next week. We saw it and are excited, but can't say anything yet. .Stay tuned!

Baroness at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Baroness

When sludge-metal-turned-alt-rock greats Baroness first announced that they'd be doing a full North American tour this year (their first since their tragic bus crash) we guessed that a NYC show at House of Vans would get added. Once Baroness finally did announce a NYC show, it turned out to actually be happening at Irving Plaza (8/14) with Royal Thunder (tickets).

However, now the band did just announce that they will in fact be playing House of Vans on July 31. And to make it better, it's with The Melvins (which explains their TBA NYC show that day). To make it even better, it's totally free. Stay tuned for more information (an RSVP link is probably forthcoming).

Updated Baroness dates are listed, along with a video, below...

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Pharrell

As you know, Daft Punk just dropped their new single, "Get Lucky," which features Pharrell and Nile Rodgers. If you've somehow managed to not hear the song yet, you can stream it below.

Meanwhile, Pharrell will be in NYC TONIGHT (4/19) at House of Vans for a free (but "sold out") show at the venue. Talking to VIBE about the show, Pharrell said:

"The concert is going to be electric. I'm going to give the crowd something they're never going to forget. There is this song that we just dropped, so you may see something extra special."
Hmmm.

We heard Daft Punk were in California for Coachella last weekend, but we're not positive of their whereabouts right now. Who knows, maybe we'll Get Lucky?

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Pharrell at Afro-Punk 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Pharrell Williams

Renaissance man, MC, producer and, most recently, journalist (sort of) Pharrell will play a free show at House of Vans on April 19. RSVP is free and open to the public.
The Neptunes/NERD member was recently featured on Tyler, the Creator's new album and is expected to make an appearance on Earl Sweatshirt's forthcoming effort too.

Meanwhile, Pharrell interviewed Henry Rollins for a recent installment of web series ARTST TLK and you can watch that below.

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Ratking

NYC rap crew Ratking, who are playing a mess of shows this week during CMJ, just remixed another King...UK artist King Krule. Their twist on his new single "Octopus" can be streamed below. Meanwhile, Ratking will release their Wiki93 EP via Hot Charity/XL Recordings on November 6.

RatKing are one of the many performers at the Saturday (10/20) BV day party at Public Assembly. While the full schedule hasn't been revealed (we know, we know, soon, soon!), they'll play at 3:40 PM in the back room. Other Saturday artists playing are Tashaki Miyaki and Eternal Summers.

Ratking's CMJ week begins tonight (10/18) at House of Vans for the Complex party that also features Action Bronson, Paul Banks and CMJ-buzz band Savages (who Bill loved last night at Glasslands). RSVP is now closed for that party.

If you aren't going tonight, Ratking also play the Yours Tru.ly party at Glasslands on Friday (10/19) with Joey Bada$$ (free w/ RSVP); then later Friday night (12:30 AM doors) for a FREE show at Mercury Lounge;  then Saturday (10/19) again at Glasslands with Doldrums, Pictureplane (DJ) and more (tickets).

All Ratking CMJ appearances are listed below along with their King Krule remix.

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Action Bronson at MHOW in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Action Bronson
Paul Banks at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Paul Banks

Complex is throwing a big, free, multi-genre, non-CMJ party during CMJ at Brooklyn's House of Vans on October 18. The show's got two stages -- a rap and a rock stage -- with the rap stage being headlined by Action Bronson and the rock stage by Interpol frontman Paul Banks. The rest of the lineup includes The Alchemist, Ratking, Ka, Spaceghostpurrp, Savages, Savoir Adore, and a surprise special guest. RSVP is required for the free show and you must be 21+. The flier is below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Action Bronson in NYC even sooner when he plays a free show at Public Assembly on October 10, and he'll also be back for a show at Highline Ballroom on October 30 with Cypress Hill.

Paul Banks, whose tour brings him to NYC for a headlining show on November 13 at Webster Hall, will also play one of the just mentioned KEXP shows in Union Square during CMJ.

We also just mentioned that Hot Charity signees Ratking have CMJ shows scheduled including free shows at Glasslands and Mercury Lounge on October 19 and a not-free show at Glasslands on October 20.

Savages have a number of CMJ shows scheduled too. They're playing Mercury Lounge on October 19 with Choir of Young Believers, Daughter, San Cisco, Emma Louise, and J. Thoven. Advance tickets for that show are sold out but you can still try to get in with your CMJ badge. They also play the Stereogum showcase with Dum Dum Girls, Guards, Port. St Willow, IO ECHO, and Icona Pop (DJ) (tickets), and it was just announced that they'll play the free Bowery Presents day party on October 20 at Pianos with The Orwells, Foxygen, Born Ruffians, Little Green Cars, Ava Luna, J. Thoven, San Cisco, Sky Ferreira, Opossom, Murals, Zulu Pearls, and Blessed Feathers.

The flier for the Complex show and an updated list of Action Bronson and Paul Banks dates are below.

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photos by David Andrako

Band of Horses at House of Vans - 9/18/12
Band of Horses

While it was pouring rain outside, causing fellow folk band The Avett Brothers to postpone their Central Park show, Band of Horses and their fans stayed dry at House of Vans last night (9/18) (though you may have still gotten soaked in the venue's backyard area). The show was in support of their new album, Mirage Rock, which came out yesterday on Columbia (stream it below). It was also one day after they performed a "Live on Letterman" concert, which you can watch in full below.

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey opened the show with a solo set made up mostly of songs from his album, The Valley Wind. BoH frontman Ben Bridwell also joined him for a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night."

Then Band of Horses took the stage, aptly walking out to Milli Vanilli's "Blame It On the Rain" playing through the PA, and then proceeded to play a 21-song set which consisted of material from all four of their full lengths, but leaned most heavily on 2007's Cease to Begin. They also played "On My Way Back Home" in response to an audience request for the song. The setlist is below.

As mentioned, Band of Horses will return to NYC later this month for the Global Festival at Central Park on September 29 with Neil Young, Foo FIghters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

More pictures, a video, and the setlist from last night's show, plus the album stream and Letterman video are below.

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Band of Horses at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Band of Horses

Band of Horses will release their new album, Mirage Rock, on September 18. They'll kick off a tour in support of this October, but before that you can catch them performing Live on Letterman on September 17, the day before the record's release. The concert will be performed in the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC and will stream live on CBS.com and VEVO on September 17 at 8 PM EST. This "Live on Letterman" performance is a full concert, which precedes the band's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, which airs on September 21 and will only feature them playing one or two songs.

Then, on the day of the album's release (9/18), Band of Horses will play Brooklyn's House of Vans. In order to gain entry to this show, you have to pre-order their new album and the pre-order comes with two tickets to the show. A flier for this show is below.

As mentioned, they will also appear at Central Park on September 29 as part of the "Global Festival" with Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

Speaking of "Live on Letterman," Gotye will also do a performance, which airs on CBS.com and VEVO on September 24 at 8 PM EST.

A list of all dates, that show flier, and the video for Mirage Rock single "Knock Knock" are below.

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Turbonegro, backstage at Santos 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Turbonegro

For those of you who "got erection" at the idea of a free Turbonegro show, RSVP is now open for their appearance at House of Vans on August 29th with Doomriders and Night Birds (who played Saturday at Acheron) but not Baroness (who cancelled due to injury). The show is final HoV event for the summer (bum-out!) and Turbonegro's first NYC date since the release of their new LP, Sexual Harassment, which we chronicled the making of.

In related news, Nate Newton of Doomriders also serves as a member of Converge, and you can Catch them on the road with Kvelertak and Torche.

In still other related news, Baroness recently cancelled their appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Get well soon guys!

photos by Ryan Muir

Cursive/Titus/Crowd, House of Vans 8/16/2012
Cursive
Titus Andronicus
Cursive

It was another packed, sweaty show at House of Vans on Thursday night (8/16), with old school emo vets Cursive, beloved New Jersians TItus Andronicus and long-running indie rockers Love as Laughter. Pictures from their set are in this post. Joyce Manor opened the show and then sped off for a second show in Brooklyn at Acheron and you can read about that and see their HoV pics here.

Cursive will soon be on the road with Minus the Bear for a tour that hits NYC in September. Titus, meanwhile, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, Local Business, which is out October 23 on XL. Sam Jayne of Love as Laughter will DJ between sets at Sonny & the Sunsets and Magic Trick's show at Glasslands on Saturday (8/18).

Photos from last night's House of Vans show are below.

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photos by Ryan Muir, words by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor

Cali punks Joyce Manor made their way to NYC last night (8/16) for a free House of Vans show with Cursive, Titus Andronicus, and Love As Laughter. Pictures from their House of Vans set are this post. After their set, they headed over to the much smaller Brooklyn venue, Acheron, for a late show there. The line was already down the block almost an hour before doors opened and by 11 PM, opener Crushed took the stage, followed by Joyce Manor's Cap'n Jazzy tourmates Algernon Cadwallader, and finally around 12:30 AM, Joyce Manor walked out.

Due to the massive amount of kids ambushing the stage and running up onto it to stage dive, frontman Barry Johnson's mic was knocked over countless times, but with all the shouting along from the crowd, it didn't make a difference. For show standout, "Constant Headache," Barry was crowded with fans putting their arms around him and screaming along. When he wasn't bothering with the mic, he was leaning over the crowd with his low-hung guitar and singing with them, as the rest of the band rocked out as much as possible on Acheron's small crowded stage. It was a super fun, sweaty show and the band is far from a bore to watch. Like Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles, who they shared a bill with earlier that night, Barry is an overly confessional, descriptive, and slightly self-loathing frontman, and a bit of a show-stealer. But the rest of the band is relentless too, thrashing around on stage like the equally catchy and abrasive Cloud Nothings and Japandroids.

The set included a number of other highlights from their 2011 self titled LP, including "Call Out (Laundry)," "Constant Nothing," "Leather Jacket," and others, but unfortunately "Violent Inside," the single off of 2012's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired was the only track played off of that album. The punkier s/t LP is great and I can totally see why its material might be more fun to play live, but in addition to Tired's fast cuts like "If I Needed You There" and "Comfortable Clothes," working in the diversity of that album against their first would've better represented who the band is and the boundaries they so effortlessly cross. Hopefully next time around we'll get to hear more of that one -- tracks like "These Kind of Ice Skates" or "Bride of Usher" are some of Joyce Manor's best to date.

More pics from House of Vans and a video of Joyce Manor playing "Five Beer Plan" at their CT show earlier this week below...

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