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photo: Iron Chic at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Iron Chic

Long Island punks Iron Chic just played NJ's Skate & Surf last weekend (as pictured above), and they already had a bunch of other announced NYC-area appearances coming up after that. Now they've added one more, opening one of Face to Face's three NYC shows this weekend. Those shows have Face to Face playing their first three albums in full, one a night. Iron Chic are on night 1, the Don't Turn Away (1992) night.

Night 2 (1994's Big Choice) has Royal Psalms, a new band with members of Crime In Stereo, Daytrader and Aficionado. And night 3 (1996's self-titled LP) has post-With Honor melodic hardcore band Ambitions, whose sole album was 2007's Stranger on Bridge 9. Tickets for all three shows are still available, but three-day passes are sold out.

Iron Chic also play the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour at Mr. Beery's on Saturday (5/23) with Broadcaster and more ($8 at door). Then they play a free NYC show at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on May 30 with Soda Bomb and Somerset Thrower. After that, they open for Gin Blossoms at Long Island's Paramount on July 10 with Timeshares (tickets), and then play LI's Today's Mixtape Festival in August with The Movielife, Andrew WK, Incendiary and more (tickets).

Speaking of Timeshares and The Movielife, they also have a NJ show together.

Updated Iron Chic dates are listed, with a video and a stream of Don't Turn Away, below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic & others opening Face to Face's three-night NYC run this weekend"

photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

American Nightmare / mewithoutYou / crowd
2015 Skate and Surf - Day 1
2015 Skate and Surf - Day 1
2015 Skate and Surf - Day 1

Asbury Park's 2015 Skate & Surf Festival went down this past Saturday (8/16) and Sunday (8/17) with a handful of great bands both days. The festival takes place right on the oceanfront by the boardwalk, with the two main stages in the grassy Bradley Park (overlooked by Convention Hall), two smaller side stages on a fenced off section of Ocean Avenue, and an even smaller tent with bands too. It was super easy to move around and see at least a portion of everyone you wanted to. It wasn't one of those festivals where you spend time waiting around for a band to come on.

An early highlight for me on Saturday was the shapeshifting mewithoutYou, who have a new record coming. They played the recently-released "Red Cow" from that, as well as one other that hasn't been released yet. Plus we got a good sampling from the rest of their catalog -- the heavy ("January 1979," "Bullet to Binary"), the epic ("In A Sweater Poorly Knit"), the whimsical ("All Circles"), and more.

I then caught a bit of Nora and I would have seen American Nightmare after that, but my misjudgment of time and the festival's long food lines (they only had two vendors besides a stand in the alcohol tent with wings and nachos) caused me to only catch two songs. On the bright side, I caught their last-minute Saint Vitus show on Sunday night, which was the best thing I saw all weekend.

The best thing I saw at the actual festival though, was Thrice. It was their first NYC-area show since ending their three-year hiatus, and despite Dustin Kensrue saying on stage that he was rusty, they were anything but. They opened with the atmospheric sludge of "Firebreather," a song that in hindsight has more in common with Baroness or Torche than most of the artists considered similar to Thrice, and immediately you knew you were watching a seasoned, impossibly tight band. They thrashed around on stage in the most natural, un-choreographed way possible, and the level of musicianship each member has is really a remarkable thing to see.

Thrice
2015 Skate and Surf - Day 1

After "Firebreather" came "The Arsonist" into "Stare at the Sun" into "All That's Left," and it pretty much seemed like this set was unstoppable. It wasn't perfect though. If you ask me, Thrice are at their best when they're at their heaviest, and their decision to follow "All That's Left" with five softer/slower songs (mostly from the latter half of their career), was kind of a lull in the set. (Personally, I would have taken more than just one song off The Illusion of Safety over that whole slower section.) Those complaints aside though, Thrice came back in strong with "The Artist in the Ambulance" into "Silhouette" (the heaviest song in the set next to "Firebreather") into "Deadbolt," the oldest song they played and still a monumental Thrice song after 13 years. Their full setlist is below.

Other highlights throughout the day included raspy punks Iron Chic, the grungy Superheaven, melodic hardcore bashers Defeater, metal/punk rippers Cancer Bats, and Celtic punk lifers Dropkick Murphys. Pictures of those bands, everyone mentioned above and more, continue below...

Continue reading "Skate & Surf 2015 day 1 pics & review (American Nightmare, Thrice, mewithoutYou, Defeater, Dropkick Murphys & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Cloud Nothings at NYU Strawberry Fest last week (more by Mimi Hong)
Cloud Nothings

Asbury Park's Skate & Surf festival returned in 2013 after being inactive for eight years. This weekend (May 16 & 17) it's back for its third consecutive year, and the 2015 lineup is by far the best of the three. This year, there's only a few bands that we wouldn't want to see, so to narrow things down a bit, we made a list of the ten bands we're most excited to see at Skate & Surf 2015. Hopefully this will help you out if looking for some suggestions, or maybe it'll help you decide if you're on the fence about attending.

By the way, we're also giving away tickets. You can enter to win, and check our our list (in alphabetical order), below...

Continue reading "Ten bands to see at Skate & Surf 2015 (which is this weekend ----- win tix)"

photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)
Movielife

Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife have been reunited for a bit now, but they haven't actually played the Island in over 13 years. That will change this summer when they headline the Today's Mixtape Festival happening August 15 - 16 at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY. Also on the bill is Incendiary, Iron Chic, a Saturday night afterparty with Andrew WK and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below.

That's the second upcoming NYC-area appearance for The Movielife, who also have the iDobi Meltdown Festival in NJ which they curated. They play day 2 (6/27) with Balance & Composure, Make Do And Mend, and Timeshares; and day 1 (6/26) has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers.

Iron Chic have other shows around here too. They play the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour on 5/23, the new Riis Park Beach Bazaar series of free shows in the Rockaways on 5/30, and them and Timeshares open for Gin Blossoms on Long Island on 7/10.

Today's Mixtape Festival full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "The Movielife, Incendiary, Iron Chic, Andrew WK & more playing Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival (lineup)"

S&S

Asbury Park's Skate & Surf festival is this weekend (May 16-17) with a pretty great lineup of punk, pop punk, indie rock, post-hardcore and more. There's a few conflicts (fans of both Hot Rod Circuit and Cloud Nothings have a tough choice to make), but it mostly looks like a pretty convenient schedule. Check out the full thing (including a few recently-added bands) below.

Tickets for the festival are still available, and we're giving a pair away! Enter the contest below...

Continue reading "Skate & Surf 2015 is this weekend; schedule revealed (win tix!)"

Riis Park

The people behind Brooklyn Night Bazaar (which coincedentally just got word it has to close), announce Riis Park Beach Bazaar:

We are proud to announce that the National Park Service has granted Brooklyn Bazaar a 5 year lease to develop programming, food, and beverage services at Jacob Riis Park Beach beginning Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 23) 2015. Just as the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a new take on the traditional flea market, Riis Park Beach Bazaar will reimagine the beach experience on Jacob Riis Park's historic and pristine waterfront. We look forward to hosting abundant activities, entertainment, shopping, food, and drinks, which when combined with the sea and sun, will result in a New York beach experience unlike any other.
Most importantly, they say "Riis Park Beach Bazaar will continue our tradition of FREE concerts every Saturday and Sunday afternoon." Shows are being promised through the end of September, but meanwhile only a few shows are announced, including this:
Noisey/VICE presents
5/30
Iron Chic
Soda Bomb
Somerset Thrower
DJ Mathcore

5/31
Laura Stevenson
Slingshot Dakota
Vagabond
Double Trouble Double Dragon DJ's

UPDATE: Some previously-announced Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows, such as Cheap Girls and Old Gray, were moved to Riis Park Beach Bazaar. Those and more on the full initial schedule, and much more information on what they'll have there, below...

Continue reading "Riis Park Beach Bazaar coming to Rockaways (with free concerts every weekend, food, shopping & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Iron Chic

Though the Gin Blossoms now often find themselves on the kinds of '90s nostalgia tours that we kinda wish stayed in the '90s (like with Sugar Ray), it's no secret that like the Goo Goo Dolls, the Gin Blossoms have influenced a handful of quality modern punk and indie rock bands too. Cheap Girls were never shy about their Gin Blossoms influences, and Iron Chic reference the band too. So it's pretty cool to hear that Iron Chic and fellow Long Island punk band Timeshares (whose killer new record drops this week) are opening for the Gin Blossoms in their hometown on July 10 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale.

Iron Chic have other dates, including the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour and a tour with Spraynard leading up to NJ's Skate & Surf festival in May. Timeshares do too, including two other shows in the area. One is an album release in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on Tuesday (4/28), and the other is the The Movielife's NJ festival in June. Other Gin Blossoms dates here.

Stream Timeshares' new album, a track from Iron Chic's last LP, and Gin Blossoms' videos for hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Til I Hear It From You," below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic & Timeshares opening for Gin Blossoms (and playing other dates)"

photo: Treasure Fleet in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
Treasure Fleet

Punk-meets-psych-pop supergroup Treasure Fleet (mems of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and Smoking Popes) are heading out on a two-week US tour this May. It begins with two hometown Chicago shows, hits the NYC-area three times, and ends back in Chicago for Do Division Fest.

The NYC shows happen on May 22 at Cake Shop and a Sunday matinee on May 24 at Saint Vitus, and there's also a TBA Long Island show (5/23) right in between. Other bands and more info on the Cake Shop show TBA, but the Vitus show will have them joined by local DIY vets Shellshag, melodic punks Big Eyes, and Past Life. Tickets are on sale for that one. List of all dates and the tour flyer, below.

UPDATE: The May 22 NYC show is actually at Mercury Lounge, not Cake Shop as originally announced, and The Shackletons and Concreatures open. Tickets go on sale 5/1 at noon with an AmEx presale starting 4/29 at noon.

UPDATE 2: The Long Island show happens May 23 at Mr. Beery's with Iron Chic, The Fad, Broadcaster and Vape. That's $8 at the door.

Big Eyes also just played their first of two BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select shows with The Menzingers at NJ's Court Tavern on Saturday (4/11). More on that soon. The second one happens Tuesday (4/14) at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, with Crazy & the Brains also on the bill and BV's Andrew Sacher DJing between sets. Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without. Get there early.

Treasure Fleet dates and a couple song streams below...

Continue reading "Treasure Fleet touring in May, including 3 NYC-area shows (dates with Shellshag, Big Eyes, Iron Chic & more)"

photo: Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pianos

Pianos Become the Teeth went on a short headlining tour last year in support of their great 2014 album Keep You, and they've now announced a much longer one. Like last time, this one will include support from Gates, as well as hardcore rippers Loma Prieta.

The tour hits NYC on May 13 at Saint Vitus, where related band United Nations played last night (3/2) (how was that?). Tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

Pianos also play two nearby festivals: Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on 3/28 with Title Fight, Defeater and more (tickets); and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf on 5/16 & 17 with Cloud Nothings, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and many more (tickets).

In addition to those, they also play SXSW and two other fests. Before Skate & Surf they play Cleveland's Spring Fling Festival (5/15) with The Movielife, mewithoutYou, Defeater, Iron Chic, Loma Prieta and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.

And a few days after Skate & Surf they play Michigan's Bled Fest (5/23) with Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, The Early November, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Restorations and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.

Continue reading "Pianos Become the Teeth announce tour with Gates and Loma Prieta, playing Spring Fling & Bled Fest (lineups, dates)"

Skate & Surf

Asbury Park festival Skate & Surf has expanded its lineup once again, and this thing just keeps getting better and better. Cloud Nothings, Iron Chic, Defeater, Defeater alt-country side project Alcoa, Hot Rod Circuit (first show announced for their Sorry About Tomorrow-era lineup reunion), and Thrice (first US reunion date announced) have all been added, joining a lineup of The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth and more.

The day-by-day lineups have also been revealed, and you can check those out below. Tickets are still available.

In related news, Alcoa recently announced a tour which hits NYC on March 13 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Choir Vandals, AJ Smith and Owel. Tickets for Webster are on sale now. All dates are listed below. Defeater also play Long Island in March with Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth and more (tickets).

Continue reading "Skate & Surf adds Cloud Nothings, Defeater, Hot Rod Circuit, Thrice & more, reveals day-by-day lineups; Alcoa touring"

Chumped
Chumped

Brooklyn pop punks Chumped wrapped up a great 2014, which included the release of their acclaimed debut album, at Acheron on 12/30 with Plow United, and they're wasting no time returning to the stage. They already announced a tour supporting Andrew Jackson Jihad with The Smith Street Band and Jeff Rosenstock, which hits NYC on 3/20 at Warsaw (tickets, but you can catch them in their hometown sooner than that.

Chumped will team up with the very promising Roger Harvey in Brooklyn on February 8 at Grand Victory. Also on that bill is Never. Tickets are on sale now. Updated Chumped dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Roger Harvey in Brooklyn sooner than that when the plays the BrooklynVegan-presented Sidekicks release show with Cayetana and All Dogs on January 23 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that show are still available.

Speaking of local melodic punk bands, Iron Chic, who Chumped have played with at least once, have two hometown area shows coming up. The first is this Friday (1/9) at Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ with The Best of the Worst, City Limits, Podacter and Scout ($12 at door). The second is in Brooklyn on February 20 at Union Hall, also with City Limits, as well as After the Fall and Up For Nothing. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

All Chumped dates are listed, with videos from them, Roger Harvey and Iron Chic, below...

Continue reading "Chumped playing NYC w/ Roger Harvey before AJJ tour; Iron Chic playing NJ & NYC"

Geoff Rickly w/ UN at Saint Vitus in August (more by Greg Cristman)
Geoff Rickly

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...

Continue reading "Geoff Rickly playing Atlantic City w/ Vinnie Caruana; Iron Chic and The Scandals opening for I Am the Avalanche"

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Menzingers

The Menzingers already had two NYC-area dates on their tour schedule -- Long Island's Revolution Bar on 10/24 with Iron Chic, Spraynard, Casavettes and Lee Corey Oswald, and Taking Back Sunday's holiday show on 12/27 in NJ -- but nothing in NYC proper. That's now changed, as they've added a free show happening on November 7 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with more TBA. Updated list of their dates, below.

That show's part of an all-punk weekend at BKNB, with their Revolution billmates Iron Chic headlining the venue the next night (11/8) with Beach Slang, Blessed State and Collect Yourself (also free).

Beach Slang also play Saint Vitus on October 14 with Cheap Girls, Lee Corey Oswald, Signals Midwest and Chumped (buy tickets or win some), and they play the official 2014 BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase happening October 25 at Baby's All Right with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Cayetana and Sport (tickets).

Other upcoming punk shows at the Night Bazaar include the Lemuria show that we mentioned earlier today and one this Friday (10/10) with Crime In Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords and Push Ups.

List of Menzingers dates below...

Continue reading "The Menzingers expand tour, playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar (where Crime In Stereo, Iron Chic, Beach Slang & more play)"

by Andrew Sacher

RVIVR
RVIVR

Olympia's RVIVR, one of the many ex-Latterman bands and one who are known equally for their catchy pop punk and their fight against sexism, put out a new EP earlier this month via Rumbletown Records called Bicker and Breathe. If you were a fan of its predecessor, last year's The Beauty Between, you'll dig this one too. Stream it below.

RVIVR are also about to go on a European tour, but first they'll stop off in Brooklyn for two shows, both of which have great openers. First, they'll play Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium on September 29 with Columbus, OH's Pretty Pretty and NYC's Even Hand (who were great opening for Swearin' earlier this year). Then they'll play the slightly larger Saint Vitus on September 30 with local greats Aye Nako, the long-running Shellshag, and Bethlehem, PA's underrated Slingshot Dakota. Tickets for Shea and Vitus are on sale now. All RVIVR dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, right before those shows you can catch Shellshag and Pretty Pretty together at Death by Audio on September 27. That also includes Crow Bait (who share a member with ex-Latterman band Iron Chic) and is part of their tour with Seattle's Murmurs. Brooklyn's Magnets are on the bill too.

That Crow Bait tour kicks off with a Long Island show on September 25 at The Wood Shop which also includes Iron Chic and Even Hand, plus it's the first show in 18 years from early '90s Long Island indie/punk/emo band GreenSleep, and includes the Defiance Ohio-related Purple 7. GreenSleep put out their first new music since 1995 this year. Stream that, alongside their '95 LP, below. All dates on the Crow Bait tour are also listed below.

Aye Nako also open the Glasslands stop (11/1) of the Ex Hex / Speedy Ortiz tour. Tickets for that show are still available.

List of RVIVR dates, Crow Bait dates, and those streams, below...

Continue reading "RVIVR touring, playing NYC w/ Aye Nako, Slingshot Dakota, Shellshag & more; GreenSleep reunited; Crow Bait touring"

by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic
Iron Chic

We recently mentioned that Long Island punk bashers Iron Chic have an upcoming NYC show opening for 7 Seconds when their tour hits Knitting Factory Brooklyn on August 3 with The Copyrights (tickets), and it turns out that's actually one of three upcoming NYC shows for the band.

First, they play Union Pool on July 5 which also includes Cancers, Waxhatchee/Swearin' side project Great Thunder, and Now People (ex-The Ergs). Tickets for that one are on sale now. A few days later, they'll team up with the reactivated Spraynard for the NYC stop of their tour with Timeshares happening July 11 at Shea Stadium. No advance tix for this one either. Their only other date we're currently aware of is a Long Island show in August. All dates are listed below.

Iron Chic bassist Mike Bruno's other band Crow Bait recently released their debut album, Sliding Through The Halls of Fate on Don Giovanni, and as discussed, they'll be supporting it on a tour with Beach Slang that includes a record release show in NYC on June 13 at Suburbia with Chandeli'ers and Outta Gas (show flyer below). Beach Slang just announced that they've signed to Tiny Engines who will release the followup to their excellent Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? EP this fall.

All Iron Chic dates are listed, with a video and a stream of their 2013 album, The Constant One, below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic playing shows w/ Great Thunder, Spraynard, more; Beach Slang sign to Tiny Engines, planning fall release"

7 Seconds at Best Friends Day 2011 (more by Chris Boarts Larson)
7 Seconds

Reno punk vets 7 Seconds announced a tour earlier this year that didn't include any NYC dates, but now that they've played Black N' Blue Bowl at Bushwick venue The Well, the tour has been expanded to include one. They'll hit Knitting Factory on August 3, and making this a great double bill, Long Island bashers Iron Chic are opening. The Copyrights are opening as well. Tickets for the KF show go on sale today (5/30) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

7 Seconds also just released their first album since 2005 this week. It's called Leave A Light On and is out via Rise Records. You can stream it, along with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "7 Seconds released a new album, expanded tour, playing NYC with Iron Chic (dates & LP stream)"

Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
Paint It Black

We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.

Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.

Full list of lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest adds even more bands (Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The City on Film, Treasure Fleet, Sundials, State Faults, PUP, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic
Iron Chic

Earlier this month, Long Island punks Iron Chic wrapped up their North American tour in support of last year's great The Constant One, and next week they'll cross the Atlantic to support it in Europe. Before then though, Iron Chic will squeeze in one more NYC show this weekend. They open the previously discussed World/Inferno Friendship Society show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (4/19), which also includes Philly's Bad Doctors. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Iron Chic bassist Mike Bruno's other band Crow Bait released another song from their upcoming debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, which comes out on May 20 via Don Giovanni. The new song, "The Ocean," shows the band's alt-country influences a lot more strongly than last single "83," and it can be streamed below.

All Iron Chic dates are listed, with a video of them at The Fest and the new Crow Bait song, below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic playing MHOW w/ World Inferno on Sat. before European tour; Crow Bait released a new song (dates, stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Crow Bait

Long Island punks Crow Bait, whose lineup includes Mike of Iron Chic, just announced that they've signed to Don Giovanni (Screaming Females, Waxahatchee), who will release their debut album, Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate, on May 20. The record's first single, "83," keeps some of Iron Chic's throaty punk, but brings in some '90s alt-rock jangle and twangy guitar leads too. Check it out, along with the LP artwork below. The new record follows a split with NONA, which came out on Dead Broke Rekerds this past February. You can stream that below too.

Crow Bait have a couple shows coming up, including a previously discussed NYC show with Mapmaker (ex-Get Bent) and Even Hand on April 17 at Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave). They also play a Long Island show on June 12 at Soul Sounds in Sayville with San Pedro punks Benny The Jet Rodriguez (who are releasing a split with Martha), Make It Plain, and Trifles.

Crow Bait LP artwork and streams below...

Continue reading "Crow Bait (ft. mem of Iron Chic) signed to Don Giovanni for debut album, playing shows (dates & new song stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Canadian Rifle

Chicago punks Canadian Rifle have made a pretty good mark on their local scene, opening hometown shows for Swearin', Nude Beach and others, and they're currently taking their show on the road for a tour which is about to wrap up in NYC TONIGHT (1/27) at Death by Audio. They're joined by an excellent likeminded bill of Crow Bait (whose lineup includes Mike of Iron Chic), Pity Party (ex-The Measure [sa]), and Outta Gas. Admission is $7 at the door.

Canadian Rifle's most recent album, Deep Ends, came out this past November on Dirt Cult (the same label who released the Big Dick album). Its a solid record of gruff, melodic punk, and you can stream the whole thing, along with streams from the other bands on the DbA bill, below...

Continue reading "Canadian Rifle on tour, playing NYC tonight with Crow Bait, Pity Party, and Outta Gas (stream their LP)"

by Andrew Sacher

Marathon
Marathon

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.

Turnover are on many dates on the Diamond Youth / Turnstile tour, but not the NYC show which happens on 2/14 at Acheron (tickets).

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.

In other recent punk news, Paint It Black announced their first NYC show in years, and The Lawrence Arms and Against Me! are streaming their new albums.

Marathon flyer, streams and more below...

Continue reading "punk roundup: Marathon reunion, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, NRSV, Dictators, Reagan Youth, Richie Ramone & more"

by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic

Long Island punks Iron Chic returned with an excellent new record this year, The Constant One, which came out last month via Bridge 9 (their first for the label). It mixed Japandroids-style anthems with the gruff punk of Hot Water Music and Title Fight, and was filled with shout-a-long bangers throughout. It rips, and if you haven't heard it yet, you can stream the whole thing (via Noisey) below.

Iron Chic will be heading out on a full US tour in 2014, and though dates for that are still TBA, they've announced that they'll play a tour kickoff show in Brooklyn on February 21 at Acheron with Chumped, Earworms and more TBA. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Chumped, who veer a bit more on the pop punk side than Iron Chic, will play their hometown of NYC much sooner at the BrooklynVegan/Exploding In Sound holiday party at Death by Audio on Thursday (12/12) with SideOneDummy signees PUP, garage punks Slow Warm Death (ex-Snowing), the bluesy Slothurst, and Dischord Records "supergroup" Alarms & Controls (mems. of Circus Lupus, The Crownhate Ruin, etc). Doors for that show are at 7 PM and the first band is on at 8. All ages, $8 admission.

UPDATE (1/14): The full tour was just announced. All dates are listed, along with their LP stream and a Chumped stream, below...

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Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Iron Chic

Long Island punks Iron Chic have opened NYC shows for Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, and most recently that secret Saves the Day show at Saint Vitus, and if the melodic punk of those bands appeals to you, there's a good chance "Sounds Like A Pretty Brutal Murder," the first single off Iron Chic's forthcoming LP, The Constant One, will too. It's upliftingly anthemic with "you can keep tomorrow, after tonight we're not gonna need it" levels of live-fast/worry about the rest later slogans that sound destined to be shouted by a club of sweaty kids with half-empty beers flying everywhere.

The new record comes out on November 5 via Bridge 9 (their first for the label), and follows this year's Spooky Action EP. You can stream the new single below.

As discussed, Iron Chic have some upcoming shows, including one in Brooklyn on October 13 at Acheron with RVIVR, Nude Beach (who just opened our BV-curated Bouncing Souls show), and Giant Peach (tickets). They play another NYC show opening for Kill Your Idols at Santos on 11/30, the second of two nights at the venue for KYI (tickets).

Iron Chic also have a few upcoming Long Island shows. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...

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Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Neko Case

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neko Case, AC Newman @ Radio City Music Hall
Neko Case has another lovely album under her belt -- The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You -- and will play one of NYC's most regal venues. Her New Pornographers bandmate, AC Newman, opens the show.

Matias Aguayo, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Matias Aguayo has been making quality music for years, both as a solo artist and also as one half of German duo Closer Muzik, but his career got a bit of a boost (at least in North America) when he collaborated with Battles to sing lead on their song "Ice Cream." Tonight he returns to NYC for a FIXED party.

'We Have An Anchor' @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the first of three performances and tickets are still available.

Vista Chino, Black Pussy, Kings Destroy @ Bowery Ballroom
For a while, John Garcia and Brant Bjork of stoner metal legends Kyuss were operating as Kyuss Lives, but they've since changed the band's name to Vista Chino, and also just released a new album, Peace?.

Porches, Laser Background, Isadora, What Moon Things @ Cake Shop
Local "bummer-pop" band Porches have been having a pretty good year with the recognition they've been getting for their new album, and tonight they've got another of their many hometown shows, happening at Cake Shop.

Allah-Las, Reverbation (DJ set) @ Mercury Lounge
Los Angeles' Allah-Las do a great job of making '60s West Coast pysch pop their own, as heard on last year's debut album. They play two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight, both of them sold-out.

Saves The Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Long-running NJ pop punks Saves the Day, who released their first album on Equal Vision since 1999's Through Being Cool this year (stream it), are in NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening is Pitchfork-approved emo singer/songwriter Into It. Over It. and Hostage Calm (who also play CMJ).

SECRET HEADLINER, Iron Chic, Banquets, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
Jaded Punk, who wishes Saves the Day wold be good again, is hosting a show at Saint Vitus, not very far from MHOW, with a secret headliner and a lineup of pop punk openers, including Banquets (who opened Saves the Day's NJ holiday show in 2011). Hmmm...

UPDATE: You can now RSVP to the Jaded Punk show starting at 1 PM, and you will not be admitted without RSVP.

Okkervil River, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Pickwick @ Terminal 5
Indie folk band Okkervil River have been at it for over a decade now, and even if their most memorable records are behind them, their newer stuff, including this year's The Silver Gymnasium, is still pretty good.

Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass, Wyatt Cenac @ The Bell House
It's once again time for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and tonight's kickoff event is titled "The Urbane Comedy Hour: Non-Stop Courtesy and Culture Through the Prism of Comedy." Sounds deep. Sold out.

Telepathe, Eraas, Advaeta, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ The Bowery Electric
Spacey duo Telepathe headline this show, but fans of gothy postpunk might want to go just to check out Eraas and Advaeta.

Lee Foss, Mosco, T.Williams, French Fries @ Output
At this point, UK house producer Lee Foss might be more famous for his "supergroup" Hot Natured, but his own music still sets off dance floors too, and he'll do that at tonight's weekly INPUT party at Output.

Carcass, Immolation @ The Gramercy Theatre
British death metal legends Carcass released Surgical Steel, their first album since reuniting, this year (and first since 1996), and it's no nostalgia act; this is one of the contenders for metal AOTY. So naturally there's a ton of excitement behind this week's NYC shows, both of which are sold out. Tonight's their second of the two shows.

Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash continues his three-night run at City Winery tonight.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch @ Santos Party House
Like they did last month, Santos is hosting The Originals party with DJ sets from these hip hop vets.

Elliot Sharp, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Oula Chighaly, Eli Keszler @ Issue Project Room
The Issue Project Room's 10th anniversary celebration continues tonight, headlined by avant-guitarist improvisationalist, Elliot Sharp.

Rewards, Bad Girlfriend, Cheerleader, Mt. Royal @ Pianos
Bad Girlfriend are better than your average girl-group-inspired garagey combo. You can check out a few recordings from last year below. Their debut album, due early next year, is being produced Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, who also play tonight. It's all in the family.

Communication Corporation, Mannequin Pussy, Vacation Jason, Shivering Brigade @ Death By Audio
Tonight is another of The Chris Gethard Show's "Weirdest Bands We Know" shows. Question is are they the weirdest band you know?

Gate, Tom Carter, Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett @ Union Pool
Four experimental musicians -- Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C), Tom Carter (of Charlambides), and the duo of Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards) -- team up for a show at Union Pool 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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NOFX at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
NOFX

Cali skate punks NOFX have announced a US tour which will go down this fall and hit NYC on November 30 at Irving Plaza. Support at that show, and a few of the other Northeast dates, comes from The F.U.'s and Implants. Tickets for that show are currently on Citi Cardmember, Live Nation (password: "HOB20") and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") presales, and the general on-sale begins Friday (9/13) at 10 AM. All tour dates are listed below.

As discussed, NOFX frontman Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords are doing their official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Good Riddance and Western Addiction reunions, plus sets from The Flatliners and Brooklyn/NJ surf punks Night Birds. That same lineup (minus The Flatlieners) goes on a Rocks Off Cruise (10/19) the next day. Tickets for both shows are still available.

You can also catch Western Addiction at a smaller, sweatier show when they play Acheron on October 20 with Eric Davidson's (of New Bomb Turks) band Livids and Brooklyn punks Weird Womb. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Western Addiction's only full length album was 2005's Cognicide, which you can stream on Spotify.

Another good punk show at Acheron is Iron Chic, RVIVR, Nude Beach, and Giant Peach on October 13. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

That happens after Nude Beach's tour which hits Mercury Lounge on September 20 with Suspicious Beasts and Honey (tickets).

Meanwhile, you can also catch Long Island's Iron Chic in NYC when they open for Kill Your Idols at Santos Party House on November 30, with Concrete Cross and Bad Side also on the bill. That's Kill Your Idols' second show at the venue after the previously discussed November 29 date with Crime In Stereo and Altered Boys. Tickets for both nights are still available.

Iron Chic have some hometown LI dates coming up too, including the No Fun Club (9/15) stop on the Screaming Females/Waxahatchee/Tenement tour this weekend. All Iron Chic dates are listed below.

Boston punk fans may be interested in knowing that Dropkick Murphys have announced their hometown St. Patrick's Day shows, which include five shows at House of Blues from March 13-16. Tickets for all five shows go on sale Saturday (9/14) at 10 AM.

Don't forget that The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are doing their Hometown Throwdown at the same venue in December.

As mentioned in our last punk roundup, The Casualties are doing some shows in Long Island and NJ this week. Since that post, they've also announced a show happening in Coney Island on Sunday (9/15) at Sideshows By The Seashore (1208 Surf Ave at the corner of Surf and W. 12th). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Another punk show happening in Brooklyn this Sunday is Upstart Fest at Knitting Factory (9/15) with Koffin Fats, Turbo AC's, The Scandals, and more (tickets).

That same day at the East Village's Bowery Electric is the previously discussed Angry Samoans show with Last Call Brawl and Downtown Brown. Tickets for that show are still available.

Bowery Electric is also hosting the 'Carry On Band Series,' as part of the CBGB Festival, on October 10 (6 PM - 2 AM) with tons of punk legends like Cheetah Chrome, Lydia Lynch, RIchard Lloyd, Syl Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, The Waldos, Glen Matlock, Tuff Darts, Faith, Andy Shernoff and many more. Tickets for that are on sale now.

You can find more punk shows HERE. What else?

All lists of dates below...

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