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Royal Trux @ Webster Hall, 12/19/2015
Royal Trux
Royal Trux

"It just seemed pretty natural," Herrema said. "I guess when you know somebody that well, even though we hadn't spoken in so long -- you know, I spent 20 years of my life with him- I knew it would be good, it wasn't gonna be fucked up."

And the good came with the bad, of course. "It was exactly the same, all the way down to the arguing, which is part of the process -- like, talking about tempos," she recalled. "He wanted faster, and I wanted slower. We just got in a big fight, and then it got resolved, and then we moved on. I mean, that was par for the course as well."

But for all parties involved, it seemed like that was gonna be it. "We were like, 'Oh that's cool.' But we weren't like, 'Oh we gotta go book more shows,' or anything," Jennifer remembered. Lucky for us, Webster Hall approached Herrema and Hagerty to see if they'd give it another go. "We just had a really good time at the August show so it was really easy to say yes," Herrema explained. - [Bedford + Bowery]

Following their appearance at Berserktown II back in August, scuzz rock titans Royal Trux played NYC's Webster hall on December 19. It was their second show in 15 years and seemed to pick right up where they left off. They're not done yet, either: look for them at Austin's Levitation fest in May. Pictures from Royal Trux's Webster Hall show, including one of the setlist, are in this post.

Opening the were likeminded arty outliers IUD (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing), Blues Control and Baltimore multihyphenate Lexie Mountain. Pics from their sets, plus more of Royal Trux, below...

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Thurston Moore at Prospect Park in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)
Thurston Moore

The ninth annual NY Art Book Fair is happening from September 26-28 at MoMA PS1 with a preview being held the evening of September 25. The preview features a live set from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and his collaborator James Nares, as well as a DJ set from MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson. That goes from 6-9 PM, and at 7 PM Thurston will be in PS1's lobby signing copies of his new chapbook of lyrics from his new album The Best Day. Skater/poet Mark Gonzalez will also be there for the launch and signing of Non Stop Poetry, his collection of over 145 of his zines. That's about a month before Thurston's tour with PCPC.

The fair will feature over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries. Here's more details:

This year's NY Art Book Fair includes an ever-growing variety of exhibitors - from the zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history. NYABF-classic Friendly Fire focuses on the intersections of art and activism, and with the support of the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, the NYABF and Printed Matter presents NORWAY FOCUS: KUNSTNERBØKER, a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists and independent publishers.

NYABF14 is also host to an array of programming and special events: now in its sixth year, The Classroom is a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions. The Contemporary Artists' Book Conference (CABC), now in its seventh year, features two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. The stage at the top of the stairs will have continuous musical performances programmed by Printed Matter, Showpaper, and Know-Wave Radio.
The fair is FREE and open to the public.

On the Saturday (9/27), there will also be more live music at PS1 during the fair, this time from I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing), Prince Rama, Psalm Zero, Ratking, Junglepussy, Juiceboxxx, King Concubine, Dark Sister, Trollkrem, Fortunate Dad and onre more TBA.

More details on the art fair below...

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Body/Head at MoMA in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Body Head

Body/Head, the duo of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Bill Nace will head to Barcelona for Primavera Sound at the end of this month. That's their only scheduled date at the moment, but upon returning home Kim will team up again with I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing) for a NYC show on June 8 at MoMA PS1 as part of the venue's Sunday Sessions. Doors are at 6 PM, music at 8. Tickets are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Body/Head were interviewed by Kyle Meredith for The Weekly Feed during the Big Ears Festival and the video for that has recently surfaced online. You can watch it below...

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Labor Day is past but it's still technically summer and Union Pool is running its free Summer Thunder series every Saturday through the end of the month. This weekend's show (9/14) is being presented by Secretly Canadian and is a bit of a mystery. Gentlemen Jets headline, and there's also a slot for ".?." We do know that Martin from Brazos will do a solo set (Jessie from Luyas was supposed to play with him, but she had to cancel), and J.Ek from Wye Oak side project Dungeonesse will do a DJ set, as will D.Jane Gherkin, and Bear in Heaven's Adam Wills. The party starts around 2 PM with live bands going on later in the day.

Then on September 21 it's DJ Dog Dick, I.U.D. and DJ Dago with more to be announced. September 28 will be the season finale, that they aren't announcing yet. Stay tuned.

words by Rachel Kowal

Dent May @ BV-CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Dent May

A few nights earlier, I tried and failed to see Dent May at a late-night show, but I figured I'd give it another shot, so I headed over to the Cake Shop after the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at MHOW Thursday night, and was delighted to see that they were running on schedule. I thought I was tired at that point, but I've got to hand it to Dent May and his friend Bobby for their dedication to the cause. "We drove 20 hours straight to be with you. Our car got towed. We've been threw a lot of shit, and we love it," May said by way of introduction. A quick look at Bobby's zombie-like stare as he sat, waiting for the show to start, revealed just how tired he was. In addition to their lengthy sojourn to New York, it was their last show of the week and the third of the day. Luckily, their music is upbeat and undeniably catchy. When they started to play, they sprang to life, and many of the people in the audience began to dance.

Dent May doesn't have any more dates on his schedule, but he is on the lineup of the just-announced All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Animal Collective taking place May 13th-15th at at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, UK. Full initial lineup announcement below...

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by Black Bubblegum

Growing at ATP NY (more by Zach Dilgard)

Growing and their bleeps, blorps, and bloops will team up with the killer guitar loop-stravaganza of The Psychic Paramount for a show at Death By Audio on June 26th, one of a pair of NYC shows for Growing. The gigs will serve as a warm-up for the band that recently became a trio (Sadie Laska of IUD is now a member of Growing) before they head out to jolly ol' England in the tail end of July.

The second NYC date for Growing is on July 10th, where the band will join Javelin, Devin Flynn & Gary Panter, Kokomo and headliner What Cheer? Brigade at Market Hotel.

The What Cheer? Brigade is a rowdy 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI. We play Luddite Hardcore, loud, mobile music requiring no electricity. We are a party band, and our sound incorporates elements of the following musical traditions: Bollywood, Balkan, New Orleans, Samba, and punk...
In short, WCB is a band in the high school drum major sense, similar to their west coast counterparts Extra Action Marching Band, playing loud originals as well as covers such as Salt n Pepa's "Push It" and The "$25K Pyramid Theme" in the video below. The band also has a few MP3s for stream and download. Their Brooklyn show is one day before they play the 2009 Whartscape Festival in Baltimore.

IUD will team up with Bloody Panda (who have Summon on the way) and the incomparable Jarboe for a show at Santos Party House on June 27th, the same night as the Growing DBA gig.

All dates and videos below...

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Jarboe - "House Of Void" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Batillus - S/T EP (Zipped MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Batillus - "Tunguska" (MP3)


Ex-Swans dark goddess Jarboe is currently touring Europe until the end of June, but has scheduled a lone date in the US, June 27th at Santos Party House with IUD (mems-Gang Gang Dance), Bloody Panda, and Cult of Youth! Tickets are on sale.

Jarboe is currently touring with members of NYC's own Inswarm as well as Erik Wunder, half of the amazing Cobalt, on her current trek through Europe (and in NYC). So where is the other half of Cobalt? Serving in Iraq, according to Decibel:

The last time I talked to Erik, about a year ago, he mentioned that you had about a year left in your time with the Army. Are you indeed close to being finished, or will you be serving for longer?

I reenlisted for 5 more years. I fucking love the Army and I am an excellent Soldier. This is where I belong, in another country with a gun in my hand.

Just how dangerous has it been for you over there?

I will put it this way, 90% of people in Iraq are on huge camps called FOB's with huge intertwined security systems and people there don't have a thing in the world to be worried about. I, on the other hand, have spent 3 days on a FOB in the last few months and am living IN the population and gunfire and explosions are heard every day where I sleep. The threat is very real but we are prepared.


Fade Kainer of Inswarm, in addition to playing with Jarboe, recently joined local faves Batillus, contributing his shredded vox and fx. Batillus has only played one show in this configuration thus far, and will revert back to trio formation on June 27th (while Kainer is playing Santos Party House) and play a previously unreleased and comparatively minimalistic piece "Tunguska" (downloadable above) in Providence, RI. The June 27th show is part of a handful of Northeast dates that the band has scheduled with Elder and Riff Cannon.

Full Jarboe and Batillus tour dates, and a few vids are below...

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words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Jesse Angelo


Standing right behind a towering mass of grimness (seriously, the guy is at least 6' 3") known as Stephen O'Malley, I watched as gushers in the crowd came to and fro to ecstactically shake the man's hand. I guess in a dimly-lit fog-choked club like the Knitting Factory, Stephen O'Malley is Hannah Montana (May 21, 2008).

KTL played what amounted to one 45 minute song last night, alternating between thunderous rattle and screeching trebly drones.... and sometimes both at once. Usually, I find that ambient-y music doesn't fare well in a live setting, but much like sunn 0))), KTL's very physical brand of music seems to make up for it. And by physical, I mean loud. REALLY loud.


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photos by Lori Baily

Gibby Haynes & Genesis P-Orridge @ Market Hotel
Black Dice @ Market Hotel

====> SATURDAY 2/23 @ MARKET HOTEL <====

:::: the Skaters
:::::: IUD ----> mem Gang Gang Dance

:: dj Gibby Haynes ----------> from Butthole Surfers
:: dj Genesis P-Orridge -----> from Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TV

Gibby also recently played Highline Ballroom. Genesis recently announced a Lady Jaye Memorial that will take place on March 8th. More photos from Saturday night's show below....

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