Entries tagged with: Iron Chic
photo: Robert w/ Iron Chic at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Robert Mcallister, the recently-departed guitarist of Long Island punk band Iron Chic, has sadly passed away. The band posted on Facebook:
It is with the heaviest of hearts and deepest regrets that we must say goodbye to a dear friend. Although we had recently parted ways it makes the reality no easier to bear. Every wild ride must come to an end so rest in peace Robert Mcallister and give our regards to Lemmy. We'll miss you always.Rest in peace, Robert. You'll be missed.
Watch a video of the band at Saint Vitus in 2014, below...
photo: Iron Chic at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Dead Broke Rekerds, the label run by Mike Bruno of Iron Chic, wrapped up 2015 with a pay-what-you-want label sampler that features music by Iron Chic, punk vets Horace Pinker (off their first release in years), Vacation, Tenement, Caves, Casual, Outta Gas, Spraynard, Somerset Thrower, Fellow Project and more. Download it at bandcamp and stream it below.
Iron Chic have an upcoming Brooklyn show with local faves Worriers on February 26 at Aviv. Also on that bill is Soda Bomb and Couple Hundo. Tickets are on sale now.
Iron Chic also play the new Asbury Park edition of Punk Rock Bowling in June with Descendents, Cock Sparrer, FLAG, Dag Nasty, Subhumans, Agnostic Front and many more.
And they're also on board for DC's Breakin Even Fest (March 4 & 5) with Timeshares, Slingshot Dakota, Loud Boyz, and more (full lineup below).
photo: Descendents at Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
It was recently announced that the Punk Rock Bowling festival would be happening in Asbury Park (June 10-12) in 2016, in addition to its usual Las Vegas (May 26-30) location. A few initial artists were revealed, but now the full lineup is here.
Asbury Park has Descendents, Cock Sparrer, FLAG, Dag Nasty, Subhumans, Agnostic Front, The Slackers, H2O, 88 Fingers Louie, Giuda, Iron Chic, Anti-Nowhere League, Off With Their Heads, Drug Chuch, The Scandals, Brutal Youth, Sketchy and Lost In Society.
Las Vegas also has Descendents, FLAG, Subhumans, Dag Nasty, Off With Their Heads and Giuda, as well as Buzzcocks, The Exploited, Dillinger Four, Flogging Molly, The Dwarves, Face To Face, Millencolin, Youth Brigade and more.
Tickets go on sale January 9 at 12:30 PM PST. Flyers for both cities (with who's playing each day) below...
by Andrew Sacher
Dillinger Four at Saint Vitus - 10/11/15 (photo via Bryan Fitzpatrick)
Dillinger Four don't play shows very often these days and they haven't played NYC in many years, but that finally changed over the weekend when their run of dates with Night Birds, Iron Chic (with the singer of Broadcaster filling in on guitar) and Big Eyes came to Brooklyn for sold-out shows on Saturday (10/10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Sunday (10/11) at Saint Vitus.
I caught the Vitus show, where Patrick Costello kept jokingly calling us "New Jersey" which he later said was because for their first four years as a band they were repeatedly denied shows in NYC and always playing Jersey instead. They also mentioned that a previous time they did play New York was at CBGB, where the venue's electrical setup caused the band's equipment to break after one song and then the CBs people wouldn't pay them. And the midwestern band took plenty of other jabs at Brooklyn, whether they were assuring their fellow midwesterners who moved out here that they'd eventually move back home, or condemning their drummer for picking the wrong city to drop his stick in: "This is Brooklyn, this is where TV on the Radio is from! We need to make it here! You can't be dropping your stick in Brooklyn."
Lack of love for our city notwithstanding, this show was a triumphant return and D4 wrecked. It was one of those Vitus nights where the whole place was packed and the crowd was a constantly moving, constantly fist-raising mob, even if it was only 10:30 on a Sunday (and not like, midnight or 2 AM). We got tons of old favorites like "O.K. F.M. D.O.A.," "Doublewhiskeycokenoice," "Noble Stabbings!!" and plenty more, and no matter what song they were playing the whole place was screaming. I don't think anyone there was having a bad time, and it looked like the D4 guys were enjoying themselves too. Try to come back another time this decade, you guys!
All three openers were great, but I saw the first two pretty recently and it was actually my first time catching Night Birds (who just dropped a new album), who seriously won me over. They're not the only modern band to hearken back to early '80s SoCal hardcore, but I can't think of too many who do it as well. They've got a frontman who looks like he's constantly on the verge of exploding, and their bassist and guitarist were never not looking pissed-off as all hell. Not to mention the guitarist is a razor-sharp downstrummer and the bass player's fingers were moving a mile a minute.
Check out some more pictures and video clips from the NYC shows, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Yesterday, we posted about a cancer benefit happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on August 16 with Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako and Tender Defender (tickets). As BV readers probably know, we talk about those first three bands a lot around here, but Tender Defender are a new band that the show flyer billed as "new Latterman." Now we have more details, and it turns out that description couldn't be more accurate.
Tender Defender is a trio of musicians who were all in Latterman -- Phil Douglas (now also of Iron Chic), Mattie Canino (now also of RVIVR) and Pat Schramm (now also of Bridge & Tunnel) -- and they sound... exactly like Latterman! (And also like Iron Chic and RVIVR.) That's a good thing of course. Latterman were one of those bands who were never too popular but always had a devoted fanbase, and it's safe to say they're sorely missed.
Tender Defender's debut mini-LP is coming in late 2015 on Dead Broke Rekerds (the label run by Phil's Iron Chic bandmate Mike Bruno), and its first single "Hello Dirt" is out now. Listen below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.
Ridgewood, Queens punks Get Bent existed for a brief time in the late '00s, and members have since gone on to play in Iron Chic, Crow Bait, The State Lottery, Mapmaker and more. Between an EP, a split and a demo, the band put out 11 songs before calling it quits, and now they've remastered all of those for a discography release. It's due out on August 28 via Dead Broke Rekerds (the label run by former Get Bent / current Iron Chic/Crow Bait member Mike Bruno) but before then you can stream the entire thing below. Pre-orders are available at Dead Broke's site.
Iron Chic will be on the road later this year with Good Riddance and Off With Their Heads.
photo via Good Riddance Facebook
'90s/'00s punk/melodic hardcore staples Good Riddance reunited in 2012, and returned earlier this year with Peace In Our Time (Fat Wreck Chords), their first album since 2006. Now they're set to support it on a tour with two newer bands that keep raw-but-melodic punk alive, Iron Chic and Off With Our Heads.
The tour hits NYC on September 26 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/10) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
The Long Island-based Iron Chic also have a few hometown shows coming up, including one with Gin Blossoms and Timeshares this weekend, one with Beach Slang later this month, and the Today's Mixtape Festival in August with The Movielife, Kill Your Idols, Andrew WK and more.
If you haven't heard it yet, stream Good Riddance's new LP, with the list of tour dates, below...
Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival, happening August 15-16 at the Emporium in Patchogue, recently expanded its lineup and announced single day lineups. Saturday is really the day to go, with recent additions Kill Your Idols and Crime In Stereo joining the previously announced The Movielife, Iron Chic, Incendiary and more that day. Plus, Andrew WK plays the afterparty on Saturday which you can get into with a Saturday pass. The various ticket options are on sale now. Updated flyer above.
Ahead of that fest, you can catch Crime In Stereo and Incendiary together in NYC, at Saint Vitus on July 3 with Royal Psalms opening. Tickets for that are on sale now.
The Movielife also curated the upcoming iDobi Meltdown Festival happening at NJ's Starland Ballroom on June 26 & 27. Night 1 has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers; and night 2 has The Movielife, Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend and Timeshares. Tickets for both nights are still available. The Movielife were also recently announced for Riot Fest Chicago.
Kill Your Idols were last seen in NYC opening one of the H2O 20th anniversary shows at Saint Vitus in May. Watch a few videos from that below (by Dave Stambach). H2O recently announced two NYC shows with Rancid (tickets).
photo: Beach Slang at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
We already knew Beach Slang were playing the stacked third day of Brooklyn's Gigawatts Festival (7/26) with Braid, Swearin', Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls, Chumped, and more; and they've now announced a tour surrounding that. The tour includes two other shows in the area right before the Brooklyn date: Long Island's Amityville Music Hall on July 24 with Iron Chic, Broadcaster and Scout Boys ($10 at door, more info hereAsbury Lanes on July 25 (tickets).
Tickets for all three days of Gigawatts (also including Black Lips, Liturgy, Anamanaguchi and more) are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.
Their debut LP will be out later this year on Polyvinyl, but most details still TBA. Meanwhile, listen to last year's two EPs, with their list of dates, below...
photo: Iron Chic at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
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...
photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher
American Nightmare / mewithoutYou / crowd
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.
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...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Cloud Nothings at NYU Strawberry Fest last week (more by Mimi Hong)
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...
photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)
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...
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.
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 presentsUPDATE: 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...
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by Andrew Sacher
photo: Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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...
photo: Treasure Fleet in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
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...
photo: Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
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...
The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
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...
by Andrew Sacher
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.
List of RVIVR dates, Crow Bait dates, and those streams, below...
by Andrew Sacher
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...
7 Seconds at Best Friends Day 2011 (more by Chris Boarts Larson)
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...