Entries tagged with: I Am the Avalanche
photos by Nick Karp
After being postponed due to Winter Storm Jonas, I Am the Avalanche's original lineup played their first shows in two years at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (1/30) and the much smaller DIY spot Suburbia on Sunday (1/31). We caught them at Suburbia, and needless to say, it was packed to the gills and it was a totally wild show. The great newer Long Island punk band Timeshares opened, as did Make War.
I Am the Avalanche singer Vinnie Caruana's other band The Movielife also have more reunion shows coming up, including NYC on March 24 at Webster Hall with TBA special guests. They're working on new material for the first time since 2003's Forty Hour Train Back to Penn, and they're promising to debut some of the new songs at these shows. Tickets for NYC are still available.
More pictures from Suburbia below...
photo via @SondreLerche
Winter Storm Jonas walloped NYC pretty good. Shows tonight may be canceled. Check out or show cancellation post and call the venue before heading out. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Madison Square Garden
The Boss is celebrating his classic 1980 double album The River this year by playing the whole thing start to finish. He's promising other favorites too, which he's got plenty of. This is the first of two MSG shows, and he plays Jersey too. UPDATE: Postponed, TBD.
Graveyard, Spiders @ Saint Vitus
Retro riffers Graveyard had to postpone last night's Bowery Ballroom show, and now they're stuck in NYC with tonight's Maine show cancelled too, so they're squeezing in this last-minute gig.
G-Eazy, A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy, Nef The Pharaoh @ Terminal 5
A$AP Ferg's new album is supposed to come next month, and the singles we've heard from it so far are making it seem very promising. This is his second first of three T5 shows with G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, and Nef The Pharaoh.
I Am The Avalanche, Timeshares, Make War, Jaguar Shark @ Suburbia
The Movielife's reunion marches on later this year, but meanwhile singer Vinnie Caruana's other band I Am the Avalanche have two sold-out Brooklyn shows this weekend. This is the second, and at this tiny DIY venue it's probably gonna get wild. Also worth catching is Long Island's twangy punks Timeshares. UPDATE: Postponed until next Sunday (1/31). All tickets will be honored. "Please contact email@example.com if you would like a refund or have any other questions."
Psychic TV, Shilpa Ray, Wetware, Voodoo Medicine Man, Collapsing Scenery @ Trans Pecos
Psychic TV are releasing their entire PTV3 catalog of albums and singles digitally through "the usual outlets" on January 22. In celebration, Genesis and the rest of the band have put together this two-night festival of sorts with a wide variety of acts. UPDATE: cancelled.
Milk 'n' Cookies, EZTV, B Boys @ Baby's All Right
Legendary '70s cult "wimp rock" band Milk N Cookies could be seen as the originators of the sound nearly every band on Burger Records is trying to ape. Reissues due on Captured Tracks later this year, and they play tonight with current power-poppers EZTV and Wire-devotees B Boys.
Nellie McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Catherine Russell @ City Winery
It's 'An Evening of Songs Benefiting Bailey House' featuring the very charming Nellie McKay and Rufus Wainright.
Ramriddlz @ SOB's
Toronto rapper/singer Ramriddlz first picked up buzz for the sorta-jokey viral single "Sweeterman" (that Drake made his own version of), but he's since proven he's no one hit wonder.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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photo: Vinnie w/ The Movielife at Riot Fest Chicago 2015 (more by Rudy Rubio)
Vinnie Caruana's post-Movielife band I Am the Avalanche, now back with their original lineup, have a sold-out Brooklyn show with Timeshares and Make War at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (1/23). Now they added a WAY more intimate (and probably way more sweaty) all ages show for Sunday (1/24) at Suburbia. It's those same three bands, plus Jaguar Shark. $5 tickets are on sale now.
photo: The Movielife at Riot Fest Chicago 2015 (more by Rudy Rubio)
The Movielife were supposed to play Starland Ballroom in June with Timeshares and more, but that was cancelled and they rescheduled for December 27 at Starland Ballroom. Now they'll be opening for The Starting Line, and support comes from Somos. Tickets are available, and tickets purchased for the June show will be honored.
As for Timeshares, they'll now open for The Movielife singer Vinnie Caruana's other band I Am The Avalanche in Brooklyn on January 23 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, also with Make War. It's IATA's first show with their original lineup in two years, and their only scheduled date at the moment. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/18) at noon.
And as you may know, Movielife guitarist Brandon Reilly's band Nightmare of You, original drummer Sammy Siegler (Judge, CIV, Youth of Today, etc) included, will play their debut in full on December 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available.
Show flyers and some music below...
by Andrew Sacher
I thought we'd never do it again. We were pretty definitive that the last show that we played would be the last show that we played, and I think I've learned my lesson. Now that I'm in my mid-thirties, which sounds really fucking weird to me, I know that no doors really ever close. I mean, you could make examples of doors that are definitely closed, or should be closed, forever, but I don't think that things like this are one of them. You never know how you're going to feel five or ten years later. [Vinnie Caruana to Noisey]Long Island's melodic punks The Movielife briefly regrouped in 2010-2011, and now they're planning to do it again in 2015. The band got their start in the late '90s with a sound pretty indebted to their influences (Lifetime, Gorilla Biscuits, etc) that really started to turn into their own on 2000's This Time Next Year (released on GB home Revelation), and even more so on its Drive Thru-released followup, Forty Hour Train Back to Penn. Though at that time their Long Island neighbors like Taking Back Sunday (formed by ex-Movielife member Eddie Reyes) and Brand New (whose members used to be in The Rookie Lot with Movielife guitarist Brandon Reilly) were moving into slower, more alternative rock-inspired territory, The Movielife kept their hardcore influences intact even through their final record. Revisit some highlights below.
A full reunion tour isn't announced yet (but the Noisey interview quoted above points out that many more dates are TBA), though they've revealed a NYC show happening February 7 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (12/19).
Before that, frontman Vinnie Caruana has three more appearances in and around NYC. His other band I Am the Avalanche play Bowery Ballroom on 12/26 with Iron Chic and The Scandals (tickets), he plays solo with Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan at The Studio at Webster Hall on 12/29 (tickets), and solo again with Thursday/United Nations/No Devotion's Geoff Rickly in Atlantic CIty on 1/3 (tickets).
Song streams and videos below...
Geoff Rickly w/ UN at Saint Vitus in August (more by Greg Cristman)
Geoff Rickly's had a busy year with a new United Nations album and two singles with his band No Devotion. He's already set to kick off next year in style with a one-off solo show in Atlantic City on January 3, the first Saturday of 2015, at the Dante Hall Theater of The Arts. Opening that show is I Am the Avalanche/Movielife singer Vinnie Caruana and Back and Forth singer Matty Carlock. Tickets are on sale now, and there's a complimentary afterparty for the 21+ at The Boneyard. Show flyer below.
Vinnie Caruana has a few other solo appearances in the area, including The Studio at Webster Hall with John Nolan on 12/29 (tickets), and opening the NYC stop of Motion City Soundtrack's Commit This to Memory tour along with the ex-Passion Pit power poppers Team Spirit. He's also on the Boston and Silver Spring stops and you can still get tickets to all three.
A few days before the Webster show his band I Am the Avalanche plays a previously discussed NYC one-off at MHOW on Friday, December 26. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that IATA will be joined by the great newer Long Island punk band Iron Chic and The Gaslight Anthem's pals The Scandals. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Iron Chic also have a new split 7" with Low Culture (mems The Marked Men) on Dead Broke (Mike from Iron Chic's label) and Dirt Cult (Chris from Low Culture's label). Check out a stream of each band from that split (via Noisey) below...
John Nolan w/ TBS at T5 in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
The No Sleep Records CMJ showcase (which BV co-presented) went down this past Tuesday (10/21) at the Paper Box and was headlined by Taking Back Sunday/Straylight Run's John Nolan, who was joined by a backing band. He's now put out the video for his new solo single "Here Comes the Wolf" which appears on the soundtrack to Jason Michael Brescia's new independent drama/comedy Bridge And Tunnel. The video just premiered over at AltPress. You can watch it, with a clip of John playing "Existentialism on Prom Night" at the No Sleep show, below.
John will team up with The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana to headline the soundtrack's release show in NYC on December 29 at Webster Hall. (It doesn't specify which room, but presumably the Studio or the Marlin Room since Patti Smith is in the Grand Ballroom.) Ticket info is still TBA too. Vinnie also has a solo song on the soundtrack which you can stream below.
(photo via @pip68)
Flosstradamus already announced a tour which hits Terminal 5 on December 12 and they've now added a second T5 show happening the next night (12/13). Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/10) at noon.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1 for two shows (2 PM and 5 PM). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
I Am the Avalanche is playing Bowery Ballroom on December 26. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/10) at noon.
The back-in-action Fiasco are playing Glasslands on December 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Head over to the BrooklynVegan Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to this year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival stops at PNC Bank Arts Center or Jones Beach. Tickets for all four NYC-area shows are still available.
Chris Gethard is appearing at SiriusXM on August 21 for a taping of Unmasked. Head over to Interrobang for instructions on how to enter for a chance at tickets to the taping.
Ray Lamontagne already announced two Beacon Theatre shows, and he's now added a third happening November 14. Tickets for that one go on AmEx, Chase Preferred, MSGE and Ticketmaster presales today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/15) at noon. Ticketmaster says "not many left" for the first two.
Buke and Gase are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 10. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale Friday (8/15) at noon.
Bayside, I Am The Avalanche and Seaway are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Thursday (8/14) at noon.
RAC and The Knocks are playing Terminal 5 on October 23. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Friday (8/15) at noon.
Waters (ex Port O'Brien) are opening for Smallpools at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28 and Irving Plaza on October 30. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon and Live Nation/Ticketmaste presales today at 10 AM, respectively. General on-sales start Friday (8/15) at noon and 10 AM, respectively.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is set to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. The 10th anniversary of the festival features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can scope out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...
Modern Baseball at Marlin Room at Webster Hall in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Two Philly bands with great releases out this year, Modern Baseball and Beach Slang, will be heading out on a tour together this September. That includes a run with I Am the Avalanche which doesn't hit NYC (IATA play NYC tonight [7/18] with Somos though), but right before that, MoBo and Beach Slang will be here for a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on September 5 with quality locals Chumped and Crow Bait. That run is leading up to MoBo's appearance at Riot Fest Chicago. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Chumped play NYC tonight (7/18) as part of the Gigawatts Festival. They go on at 12:30 AM at 97 Wyckoff (4th fl), right after Field Mouse. Not long after that, they play Suburbia on July 26 with Save Ends, Laureate and Cassevettes.
Crow Bait also have other local shows coming up, including Shea Stadium on July 23 with Deep Pockets (who were good at Saint Vitus last night), Eureka California and Good Grief; the Acheron on August 4 with their Don Giovanni labelmates Brick Mower, The Elsinores and Giant Peach (tickets); and a previously mentioned Grand Victory show with Dead Stars and others in August.
All Modern Baseball/Beach Slang dates are listed, with album streams from all four bands on the BKNB bill, below...
Somos (photo by Carly Hoskins)
Massachusetts rock band Somos already scheduled a tour with Citizen's Mat Kerekes and his brother Chris -- which hits NYC on June 15 at The Studio at Webster Hall (tickets) -- and they've since added yet another run of dates to go down about a month after that. The new dates are opening for for melodic NY punks I Am The Avalanche who put out their third record in nine years (Wolverines) this year.
IATA and Somos will also be joined by Rust Belt Lights on their run together which kicks off in NYC on July 18 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/30) at noon.
Updated dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...
Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...
by Andrew Sacher
New York punks Marathon, whose lineup included two members that went on to form to Polar Bear Club (but both recently left that band), broke up back in 2006 after the release of their only full length (self-titled). However, after reissuing that album in 2013, the band have now announced two reunion shows in their home state. They happen in Brooklyn on February 28 and Rochester on March 1 (venues TBA) with No Trigger (who also recently became active again) and Fire When Ready (whose only album came out in 2005 and who also don't appear to have played live in a while). The shows also include No Way, Soul Control and Benny Beyond. Flyer and song streams below.
UPDATE: The Brooklyn date happens at Saint Vitus with Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, and No Way. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.
Marathon's made fans out of other punk bands in the area, including Banquets, who as discussed, play NYC on Thursday (1/23) at Saint Vitus with UnWed (mems. Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike), Nuclear Santa Claust and Pagan Girls (tickets).
A much older New York punk band, No Redeeming Social Value, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a show at Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 29 with Yuppicide, Two Man Advantage, Last Call Brawl and DJ Spag. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, The Dictators NYC (Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators) will celebrate sixty years of Handsome Dick Manitoba on Thursday (1/23) at Bowery Electric with Threats and The Bullys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Also at Bowery Electric is NYHC band Reagan Youth on Sunday (1/26) with The Memphis Morticians, Twin Guns, Emergency Break and Dust Angel. Tickets are on sale.
And one more Bowery Electric show is the one February 16, which is the NYC stop of Richie Ramone's (who drummed in the Ramones from '83-'87) 'Something In My Drink' tour. Also on the bill is The Waldos, Threads and The Weapons. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates on the tour are listed below.
In other NYC punk news, there's a benefit for the Transcore stage of Punk Island (which Aye Nako have played) at Grand Victory on Tuesday (1/21) with Little Waist, Penguin, Dirty Circle and The Whores (not to be confused with Whores). Tickets are on sale now and "100% of net proceeds will go to cover the costs of the Brooklyn Transcore Stage at the 2014 Punk Island Festival. "
Though this particular project is reggae, H.R. of punk legends Bad Brains will bring his band Dubb Agents to NYC for a show on February 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Rebelmatic, Radio Daze and Get Involved (mems Thursday/Judge/Glassjaw).
Another punk show goes down with I Am the Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether on March 28 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A week later at the Acheron (2/21) is the previously discussed Iron Chic / Chumped show. Since we last spoke, Earworms dropped off that show and were replaced by Timeshares. Iron Chic also recently announced all dates for their their tour, which you can check out here. Tickets for the Acheron show are still available.
Marathon flyer, streams and more below...
Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy and veteran Queens hip hop duo Black Sheep are teaming up for a show together on February 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Smokey Robinson is playing Beacon Theatre on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Semi-Colons? (The Mysterians of Question Mark & The Mysterians) are playing Mercury Lounge on February 22 with The Ar-Kaics and DJs Billy Miller and Miriam Linna (of Norton Records). Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Chicago and REO Speedwagon are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 16 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM
I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether are playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 28. Tickets for this punk show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
Long Island post-hardcore band Sainthood Reps have announced that they'll release a new album, Headswell, the follow-up to their 2011 debut, on October 22 via their new label home, No Sleep Records (Braid, La Dispute). The opening track/first single, "Shelter," opens up like it's going to be a long lost Nirvana single, but then once the vocals come in, it transitions into total hardcore punk attack. Other elements of alt-rock and and a bit of shoegaze/post-rock fill the track out too, making for an anthemic and diverse recall of the '90s. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record. That's the album art above.
As discussed, Sainthood Reps are also touring this year, and they'll play NYC on October 24 at Knitting Factory with I Am the Avalanche, I Hate Our Freedom, and Sad and French. Tickets for that show are still available.
Song stream and album tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
Surrounding their appearances at Gainseville's The Fest, Long Island post-hardcore band Sainthood Reps will be doing some fall tour dates with I Am the Avalanche, including one in NYC and one in NJ. The NYC show happens on October 24 at Knitting Factory, and the NJ show happens on November 4 at Asbury Lanes. Tickets to see them at the Knit go on sale Saturday (8/17) at 10 AM, and tickets to see them at the Lanes are not on sale yet, but you can check ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed below.
Sainthood Reps released their debut full length, Monoculture, back in 2011, and they've since put out a split with Weatherbox earlier this year on Topshelf Records. The newish track, "Deadlines," sees the band pushing their post-hardcore sound further into the '90s alt-rock realm that was hinted at on their album. Stream that track and watch the video for "Monoculture" below.
Meanwhile, Sainthood Reps are kicking off a tour with Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves in Baltimore today (8/14). That tour doesn't hit NYC, but you can catch AGBPOL in their home city when they play The Bell House (8/23) with mewithoutYou (tickets) and The Studio at Webster Hall (10/21) with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (tickets).
All dates are listed, along with that song stream and video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
Bouncing Souls at Bamboozle 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jersey punks Bouncing Souls, who released their new album, Comet, over the summer, have already played New York and New Jersey a bunch this year, but there are still more chances to catch them in the area. The band have just announced their sixth annual Home For the Holidays shows which will go down from December 26 to 29 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Openers will be announced on October 25 and tickets will go on sale the next day (10/26). All dates are listed below.
As mentioned, 'Souls frontman Greg Attonito is also playing an Asbury Park show with his wife Shanti Wintergate as the children's music duo Play Date on October 20 at Asbury Lanes.
In other NYC area punk news, Crime In Stereo, who called it quits back in 2010, have announced via facebook that "two years was long enough" and they plan to return to recording and releasing new music. They also announced that they'll play one show in 2012 and it happens in NYC on November 24 at Gramercy Theatre with I Am the Avalanche. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/5) at noon.
In more NYC/NJ area punk news, Geoff Rickly of Thursday and Zena Rd (aka Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason) are teaming up (not the first time this year Geoff has teamed with a member of TITR) for a tour of people's houses in the Northeast (that's been big lately too). The tour is with The Black Numbers and Fred Mascherino and you can head to The Black Numbers' website for more details and to request hosting a show in your house. Once all the dates and cities are figured out, the tour announcement and ticket info will be revealed.
As mentioned, Texas is the Reason play two NYC shows this month.
A list of all Bouncing Souls dates and a stream of the opening track on Comet are below.