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The Bronx @ Bowery Electric, 2/4/2013
The Bronx

The Bronx performed in the sweaty cramped quarters of Bowery Electric last night (2/4), joined by Hussle Club, which was the first of two nights at the club. The shows are in celebration of the band's new album, The Bronx IV, which you can stream below.

The Bronx and Hussle Club do it again tonight at Bowery Electric. The show's sold out but you can check out more pics from last night's show below.

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by Andrew Sacher

The Bronx at Riot Fest Brooklyn 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
The Bronx

As mentioned, LA punks The Bronx are set to release their fourth album, and first since 2008, IV, on February 5 via White Drugs/ATO. They're playing a few release shows in the US for the album before heading on a UK tour including the previously discussed NYC show on February 5 at the Bowery Electric. That show has since sold out but the band have just added another show happening at the same venue a day earlier (2/4). Tickets for that show are on sale now. Both shows are with Hussle Club.

The Bronx are a bit less scream-y these days than when they started out, but they're still dishing out in-your-face punk 'n' roll and the new album is no less fierce than any of its predecessors. You can stream two tracks and check out an updated list of dates below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Japanese-born/Brooklyn-residing post-punk trio ZZZ's were formed this past March with Youkaku (guitar/vox), Yukary (bass/vox), and Lyn (drums), all of whom were members of Hystoic Vein, who broke up in October 2011. They've got three bleak studio recordings online at the moment -- the piercing, Yeah Yeah Yeahs-sounding "Suicide," and two drearier, yet equally dissonant cuts, "Dystopia" and "Cut it Out" -- all of which you can stream below. You can also check out a few live videos of other songs from their Fontana's show this past April, the chugging "Busy Bee," and the no-wavey "Hour Glass."

The girls will be playing a handful of local shows during and before CMJ. First they'll play Glasslands on Sunday (10/14) with Pony Bones and Electric Set (tickets). Then for CMJ, they'll play Cake Shop on October 17 with Hussle Club, I.R.O.K., Punks on Mars, Ghost Wave, Pyschobuildings, Half Undressed, Communist Daughter, and Blessed Feathers; the Sam Mickens-presented show at Bowery Electric on 10/18 (4 PM) with Blue Hawaii, TOPS, and Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders; Grand Victory on 10/18 (9 PM) with The Netherlands, DON'T, Gentlemen, and Cinema, Cinema; and FreeCandy on 10/20 (905 Atlantic Ave, 2nd Floor) with The Suzan, Trabajo, 1200 Trees, and Unkle Yva Punkfaggot.

Those local dates are the only ones the band has scheduled at the moment. You can read them in list form, listen to those song streams, and watch those live videos below.

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The Death Set at Williamsburg Waterfront, 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Death Set

While not on a full tour, The Death Set are playing select dates this summer, including a visit to the NXNE in Toronto and Osheaga in Montreal as well as two NYC shows: XPO 929 on June 28 with Team Spirit, Bosco Delrey and Eula, and Bowery Ballroom on July 31 with Ninjasonik and Hussle Club. Tickets to the XPO show are already on sale, and Bowery tickets go on sale Friday (6/8) at noon. All listed Death Set tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

The band recently released a new video for their song "Is it the End Again?" which is the "ballad" from last year's Michel Poiccard LP. It's a little NSFW, and you can watch it below.

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words & photos by Harriet Roberts

Peter Murphy @ Irving Plaza
Peter Murphy

I came to Murphy's concert at Irving Plaza this week with, I think, the right amount the reverence. Murphy's baritone is iconic. He's got half a dozen great singles, including "Cuts You Up," "You're So Close" and "Final Solution," spread among the eight or nine records in his post-Bauhaus career.

If you overlook the indulgent and pretentious Turkish-flavored records Murphy has put out, there are enough great songs to sustain a couple hours of entertainment.

The voice is still there and Murphy is trim and expressive in his mid-50s, acting out the songs with his hands and fingers like he's in a silent movie. But the impression he left me with, a balding old man playing old songs to aging acolytes, was that the whole thing was kind of farcical... The music we grew up with is gone. It's part of who we are now, but it can't be recaptured or recreated. A simulacrum of something that was once awesome and genuine and that hit hard is just that, a simulacrum. The songs may sound the same, they may evoke feelings or memories that, for a few bars, evoke a place and a time..., but they're not the real thing. Each return to a Peter Murphy song, or a Depeche Mode song, actually separates us a little big further from the original.
-[Upper Middle Brow]

Peter Murphy played to a mostly packed Irving Plaza on 11/21, supported by She Wants Revenge from San Fernando Valley, California and Hussle Club from New York. The show was part of Murphy's huge, ongoing tour with She Wants Revenge through Europe and North America to support his latest release Ninth.

For many Murphy is best known for his work as part of the influential group Bauhaus, who arrived late 1978 influenced by the punk rock movement and went on to unintentionally spawn a genre (Goth). They survived for four hot years before disbanding, at which point Murphy went on to start a successful solo career and to collaborate with artists such as Japan's Mick Karn in the group Dalis Car. In 1998 the members of Bauhaus reunited and the band returned for the full-scale 'Resurrection' world tour, before disappearing forever. Murphy returned to his solo career, writing and touring ever since.

Murphy can occasionally be seen on the big screen as well. Though he does not appear in the currently-very-popular Breaking Dawn, he did have a part in 2010's Twilight Eclipse.

More pictures from Irving Plaza and all remaining tour dates are below.

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