Entries tagged with: Infinity Shred
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"This is a tweet about how cool it was to finally see toe, a Japanese math rock band, live at (le) poisson rouge." - James A. Kogan
Back in 2013, Japanese post-rock/math-rock band Toe reissued their discography on Topshelf Records, and this week the label digitally released their first album since 2009, Hear You. It'll be out on CD on August 7 and on vinyl on October 16. You can stream it in full below.
The band just wrapped up a North American tour in DC on Friday. They hit NYC the day before that at Le Poisson Rouge (7/16) with starRo and a DJ set from Infinity Shred. We've got a set of pictures from that show, which continues below...
ASDIG @ Baby's in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Deer Tick in Forest Hills in September (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Psychic TV, Harsh Embrace, Autodrone @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
For a second year running, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's ever-changing Psychic TV comes to Brooklyn Night Bazaar for two shows, this being the first. Genesis is an icon, it's free -- two great reasons to go.
Deer Tick, Robert Ellis @ Brooklyn Bowl
Deer Tick are bringing the rock and the very drunk nights to Brooklyn Bowl for 6 nights in a row this holiday season leading up to New Year's Eve. This is night 2 and it will feature them performing Lou Reed's Transformer and a set of originals. Folk singer Robert Ellis opens.
Tanlines (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
After the Deer Tick show, stick around for a DJ set from Brooklyn duo Tanlines.
Bouncing Souls, None More Black, The Scandals @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls kick off their 3-night Home for the Holidays run in Asbury Park tonight. There's different openers every night, and especially of note here is None More Black, Jason Shevchuk's post-Kid Dynamite band who don't play too often.
Spraynard, Cayetana @ Asbury Lanes
There are also afterparties for the Bouncing Souls shows in Asbury Park, which all have great lineups too. This one has '90s punk worshippers Spraynard and great indie rock newcomers Cayetana.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Ava Luna, Wins @ Rough Trade
Philly's ASDIG released their critically acclaimed Sea When Absent this year and wrap up their 2014 with this show at Rough Trade. The band members are scattered all over the U.S. so there will probably not be another tour any time soon. See them while you can.
The Jazz June, Field Mouse, (Damn) This Desert Air @ Saint Vitus
While The Jazz June are veterans of the late '90s/early '00s emo scene, they returned this year with their first new album in 12 years and it's instead got them making fuzzy indie pop. They're good at that too, and the shoegazey pop of their Topshelf labelmates Field Mouse will be an excellent fit.
Sheer Terror, Slapshot, Heavy Chains, Blind Justice, Vice @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYHC veterans Sheer Terror turn 30 this year, and they're celebrating with this anniversary bash, and thanks to Boston's Slapshot there's a double dose of legendary hardcore on this bill.
Fiasco, Maxo @ Glasslands
Fiasco were regulars on the Brooklyn DIY scene in the late '00s and went their separate ways a few years back. They got back together to play one of DbA's final shows and now do the same for Glasslands.
Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), Kitty, Infinity Shred @ Glasslands
Chillwave survivor Chrome Sparks headlines this last-ever Saturday Night danceparty at Glasslands that also includes a live set from quirky rapper Kitty and from 8-bit champions Infinity Shred.
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, The Hotelier, Saintseneca, Brightside @ Bowery Ballroom
This is an excellent triple bill with the post rock/chamber pop/spoken word-inspired emo band TWIABP, the punkier Hotelier, and lush indie folk band Saintseneca. Brightside (signed to Derrick from TWIABP's label Broken World) open the show.
Regal Degal, Son of Dad, King Cyst @ Baby's All Right
Regal Degal is throwing a release party for their new tape called "Regalize It." Also playing is Son of Dad which is the new thing from Real Estate Drummer Jackson Pollis (who you may remember from his own band Your Nature), and King Cyst, which is the current thing of Luka Usmiani from Big Troubles.
Institute, Uniform, Appetite, Horoscope @ Silent Barn
Austin's Institute bring together members from a few hardcore bands (Wiccans, Glue, etc) to take it down a bit and play something a little more post-punk-inspired. Still super raw though. Noise/hardcore duo Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) is a great pairing for this too.
Rakim @ BB King's
Rakim, the legendary MC who influenced so many of our greatest rappers, is still going strong after all these years. He plays his home city of NYC a good amount, and gets in one last show before the end of 2014 tonight.
Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Modern Chemistry @ Starland Ballroom
Say what you will about the direction Taking Back Sunday ended up going in, but their debut Tell All Your Friends is one of the highlights of early '00s emo and they've been back with the lineup that made that album for a few years now. Tonight's the first of their two holiday shows in NJ, and each one has excellent support from the newer scene. Tonight it's The Menzingers.
Crazy and The Brains, Gymshorts, Surfbort @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Tonight's show at Webster Studio is a cool local bill with folk punks Crazy and the Brains, surf punks Gymshorts, and garage punks Surfbort.
Darlene Love @ BB King's
Darlene Love may never perform her classic Phil Spector collaboration "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on television again, but she's still performing the song and other Christmas favorites at her shows. Tonight's the third of four BB King's shows in her annual Christmas run at the venue.
The Sons & Heirs, My Insatiable One @ Littlefield
What a dream double bill it would be to see The Smiths and Suede on the same stage. That will probably never happen, but you can see both tonight -- in tribute band form.
Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub
Sandra Bernhard is doing her show 'Sandra Bernhard is #blessed' which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque." Two shows tonight, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.
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Fiasco at (the old) Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Free bi-monthly DIY music, art and fashion mag 1.21 Gigawatts will once again put on their Gigawatts Festival this summer in Bushwick. Last year's was two days, but this year's will be four days (July 17-20) and will feature over 50 bands across three venues (Radio Bushwick, Hot 97.4 and a Secret House Show). The initial lineup features a reunion set from the defunct Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Tonstartssbandht, Chumped, Team Spirit, CHAPPO, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Field Mouse, Celestial Shore, Vensaire, Heliotropes, Dead Stars and Shark?. More bands TBA and tickets will go on sale soon. Initial flyer below.
Meanwhile, Shark? also open the free BV-presented Orwells show at Shea Stadium tonight (6/9).
It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...
AlunaGeorge / Todd Terje
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
AlunaGeorge, Supreme Cuts @ Bowery Ballroom
After an impressive 2012 EP on Tri Angle, a collaborative hit with Disclosure, and a number of other very catchy singles, AlunaGeorge brought everything together for their recently released debut LP, Body Music, which they're now supporting on their first North American tour. They're at Bowery Ballroom tonight, and will hit MHOW tomorrow. Both sold out. Polica collaborators Supreme Cuts open both nights.
Todd Terje & Lindstrøm, JDH & Dave P @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Norwejan's Todd Terje and Lindstrøm, each acclaimed in their own right, join forces tonight for a collaborative live set, their first time doing so in the U.S. The two claim to be playing it loose, so it could prove pretty cool. Tickets are still available.
The Sidekicks, Hop Along, Living Room, I Scream Sine Waves @ Saint Vitus
Ohio pop punks The Sidekicks are on tour and they've brought the excellent, powerfully raw indie rockers Hop Along with them. That tour rolls through Brooklyn tonight for a show at mostly-metal venue Saint Vitus.
Black Forest, Plates of Cake, Vulture Shit, Beasty @ Cake Shop
Do you like cake? Well then you probably should head to Cake Shop for Plates of Cake. What kind? How about a slice of Black Forest? Those are actually indie rock bands, not confections, but you can get cake there too. They don't call it Cake Shop for nothing.
Porcelain Raft, Rewards, School of Night @ Glasslands
Brooklyn-via-Italy electronic musician Porcelain Raft released his new album, Permanent Signal, a couple weeks ago and tonight is the official record release show. Also on board Aaron Pfenning's Rewards and School of Night (aka Darby Cicci of The Antlers).
Laura Mvula, King @ Le Poisson Rouge
Laura Mvula hasn't escalated to pop stardom yet, but she's got the material for it so we wouldn't be surprised if it's not long until you don't see her in venues as small as these anymore. The UK singer has an immediate pop appeal, but not without ambition and boundary-crossing, and her single "Green Garden" is pretty hard to get out of your head.
Infinity Shred, Tony Quattro, Black Dave, Yung Gutted, GirlBro, Ary, Kitty Gizmo @ 285 Kent Avenue
8-bit champions Infinity Shred release their new album, Sanctuary, next week (9/10) but are celebrating tonight with a slew of likeminded retro-futurists. You can stream Sanctuary's title track below.
The Mission UK, Light Asylum @ Irving Plaza
Take equal parts dour goth and cheesy bombast and you get '80s survivors The Mission UK who are playing their first NYC show in 10 years. Break out your long black coats and spaghetti western hat...tickets are still available.
No Age, Ornament, Regal Degal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Noisy rock duo No Age are touring behind album #4, which Sub Pop put out last month, and tonight they make their return to NYC for a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Regal Degal are worth showing up for too.
Empire of the Sun, Alpine @ Pier 26
s it an '80s fantasy movie? Ice Capades? No it's campy megapop band Empire of the Sun, whose second album, Ice on the Dune, manages an interesting feat: eliciting a nostalgic vibe without being nostalgic to anything in particular. If you're heading to this, get there early for fellow Australians Alpine who are pretty good.
Friend Roulette, Xenia Rubinos, Blanche Blanche Blanche @ Union Pool
Union Pool hosts a pretty interesting, diverse bill tonight with chamber pop collective Friend Roulette, boundary-pushing singer/instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos, and wacky psych poppers Blanche Blanche Blanche. If you like the weird mixed with the catchy, this is the show for you.
The Music Tapes @ 133rd St. Arts Center Lab
Before Neutral Milk Hotel heads on tour, Julian Koster is doing one last run of shows for his band The Music Tapes at 133rd St. Arts Center Lab. They play two shows today (2 PM and 7:30 PM). Free but RSVP is closed.
Full of Hell, White Widows Pact @ Even Flow Bar & Grill (LI)
Ruthless hardcore kids Full of Hell recently released their newest album, Rudiments of Mutilation; an in-your-face heavy album with hints of sludge and powerviolence that you know you just have to see live. Unfortunately, their current tour doesn't exactly come to NYC, but you can see them in Long Island tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Starred at The Paramount in July (more by Greg Cristman)
NYC goth label Pendu Sound has announced that it will do its CMJ showcase at Europa on October 17 this year. It's a lineup of all local duos, including Starred, Tempers, and Azar Swan (whose members were both in Religious to Damn). Tickets for the showcase on sale now.
Meanwhile, Tempers have other hometown shows coming up too, including a previously mentioned Union Pool (9/13) show with Xeno & Oaklander and Bootblacks (tickets); and another supporting Martin Rev (of Suicide) at his Glasslands (10/9) show with Infinity Shred (tickets). Stream their recent "Strange Harvest" single and their cover of Swans' "Killing For Company," below.
Meanwhile, Starred recently made a video for "LA Drugs" off 2012's Prison to Prison EP, and they had one of the standout tracks on this year's Sub Pop 1000 compilation. We recently caught them in Brooklyn and Long Island on their tour with Courtney Love.
All streams below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Thank you for big helping our red-party!!!! Ohhh YeahhhH!!!! @brooklynvegan" - Peelander-Yellow
"str8 up cried at two distinct moments at tonights @peelanderz show. they are truly incredible, and i am honored to be their friend. -luke" - Anamanaguchi
Peelander-Z wrapped up their last ever tour with Peelander-Red as a member in NYC at the BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday (11/23). The tour already hit NYC back in October for a show at the Studio at Webster Hall, but returned on Friday to give their NYC fans one last chance to say goodbye to Red.
There were many people wearing red clothes and headbands in honor of Peelander Red, and the whole band were actually dressed in red for that show. On stage, Peelander Yellow said, "Tonight, we are Peelander Red Z!" At the end of the set, members of Anamanaguchi and Peelander's tourmates Electric Eel Shock came on stage with them to help celebrate one last show with Red. In turn, Red also joined openers Infinity Shred during their set.
More pictures and a video of Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock playing "Metal Man" at the Knitting Factory show, below...
by Bill Pearis
Peelander Red at BV CMJ 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
BrooklynVegan is presenting tonight's Peelander-Z show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn which will, sadly, be the band's last with departing bassist Peelander Red. Tickets are still available, so you should come out help him go out with a bang. It should be a fun show all around with openers Electric Eel Shock, and Infinity Shred (with whom Red will also be shredding), plus a DJ set from Anamanaguchi.
Also, dancing is a great way to burn off all mashed potatoes and stuffing you stuffed in your maw on Thanksgiving. So come out, have fun and say goodbye to Red!
Murals at Pianos, July 2012 (more by Eric Townsend)
Louisville's Murals are visiting NYC this week for CMJ and are certainly contenders for the Most Shows award, playing nine times between now and Saturday, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Friday (10/19) at Public Assembly. Full line-up is still forthcoming but Murals play at 1 PM right before Deap Vally. If you haven't heard Murals's On a Passing Cloud LP, you can stream it below. The band were last here over the summer.
The band's run of shows begins tonight (10/15) with a Oh My Rockness Kickoff Party at Pianos, that also features Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Infinity Shred, Life Size Maps and Noxious Foxes. $8 at the door.
Other shows this week include Aquarium Drunkard's showcase at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday (10/16, 8 PM) with Rafiq Bhatia, Tashaki Miyaki and more, and then Pianos upstairs shortly after (9:30 PM, free) that same night that also features Team Spirit, Slam Donahue and more.
On Thursday (10/18), Murals play two shows: Pianos (1:30 PM, free) for the I Guess I'm Floating day party with Chad Valley, Hundred Waters and more, then the Bird Dog/Golden Ratio party (6:45 PM, being relocated from Deliquency, venue TBD, free) with Ava Luna, Royal Canoe and more.
On Friday (10/19) in addition to our day party, they'll play Pianos/The Deli's official CMJ showcase (9:30) with Young Magic, Mac Demarco and more. Then two shows on Saturday (10/20): the Bowery Presents Day Party at Pianos (3:30, free) with Savages, the Orwells and more; and finally Cake Shop that night (10 PM) with Francisco the Man, Field Mouse and more.
All Murals CMJ week dates are listed below, along with their album stream and show flyers.
Fiasco at Silent Barn, June 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Dear beloved Fiasco fans,Brooklyn noise-pop-math-punk trio Fiasco called it quits last month. They've announced that before leaving for good, they'll play their last show ever and it happens in their hometown of Brooklyn on Friday (8/24) at Shea Stadium with Dope Body, No One and the Somebodies, Infinity Shred (formerly Starscream), Butter the Children (mems. Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager), and Cave Cricket.
All good things must come to end, like the Star Wars trilogy, the Roman Empire, and the Montreal Expos and Fiasco is no exception. We feel that it is time to move on to other projects, especially with the fact that one member has switched coasts and is trying to permanently live there (sorry for the East Coast betrayal). As some of you may know, we are notorious for not getting our shit together. The new t-shirts are still in a basement in Chinatown, and we still haven't released our newest album which was recorded before we all started college (year number 4 coming up by the way). The lack of not having our proverbial "shit" together has cost us momentum. For this reason, "The Front" will be released, as well the rest of our discography, for free on Bandcamp in the coming weeks...
...The seven years we were a band were absolutely fantastic. We all feel we've accomplished a lot (two full length albums, two tours, made it to South by Southwest twice (unofficially and officially) and played shows in 3 different countries. It's been a blast, and we'd like to thank each and every one of you especially all the people who gave us opportunities to get our music out to the world. (A full list of "thank yous" is coming soon.)
In the meantime, keep an eye out for announcements on our blogspot/twitter/ whatever the hell social media we started that we forgot about (remember myspace?). Also look out for our other projects/bands (Zulus, Tetsuo, Acid Cum, Old Table, etc)
For the record, we were a noise-pop-math-punk band. Don't you forget it.
-Jonathan, Julian & Lucian
ps. if any of you want to buy our bass half stack, or a giant-ass bass cab for a reasonable price, email us at email@example.com or keep your eyes on craigslist. - [Fiasco]
No sign of Fiasco's final album, The Front, on their Bandcamp yet but you can stream their 2008 LP, Native Canadians, below.
Thrift-store electronics collide with dancefloor sensibilities as Blip Festival makes its long-awaited return to New York City. Produced by 8bitpeoples in association with The Tank and Live Nation, the Blip Festival 2012 finds Manhattan once again at the center of the chipmusic universe. From May 25-27, musicians and visualists from all corners of the globe assemble at the Gramercy Theatre to perform astonishing music & motion graphics, produced on & inspired by early-generation home computers and gaming consoles.For those of you not heading out of town Memorial Day Weekend, the 2012 Blip Festival happens May 25 - 27 at the Gramercy Theatre. Tickets (individual or three-day passes) are on sale now. Full schedule is below.
With six years and ten international editions under its belt, Blip Festival brings together shining examples of the global chipmusic underground -- performers conscripting devices like the Commodore 64, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Game Boy, and the Sega Genesis into the service of music spanning every conceivable style, with results that are shockingly futuristic. Rounding out the event's three nights of explosive live performances will be supplementary daytime programming including workshops, how-tos, presentations and screenings -- offering a glimpse into exactly how it's all achieved, and perhaps even inspiring some 2013 Blip Festival performers-to-be.
In related news, Blip Fest regulars Starscream are changing (some might say transforming) their name to Infinity Shred. Starscream play their final show under the old name on Saturday (5/12) at Shea Stadium. Says the band:
Due to unfortunate legal circumstances this will be the last show we ever play as STARSCREAM! We'd rather turn this bad news in to a fun time though so let's have a great party! Our new name is INFINITY SHRED and this will also be the release party for our first EP under that name.The show also features Idiot Glee, and the Strongbros Crew. They will then make their debut as Infinity Shred at the Blip Fest on Sunday, May 27.
Speaking of Idiot Glee, the Kentucky artist who is playing with Starscream Saturday is in town for more than just one show. As previously mentioned, he also plays Public Assembly tonight (5/11) with Nick Diamond of Islands/Unicorns.
Full Blip Festival schedule is below.