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As mentioned, James Blake is playing Terminal 5 on May 9 and while there are still tickets available for that show, it's selling well enough that they've added another T5 show two days before on May 7 with FaltyDL opening. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon. Updated dates are below.

James Blake's new album, Overgrown (slightly altered cover art above), is out April 8 and if you haven't heard new single "Digital Lion, you can stream it below.

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Natureboy @ Union Pool, 9/22/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)


today in NYC
Mike Daisey @ Joe's Pub
Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl
Zach Pruitt @ The Stone
Travis Reuter @ The Stone
Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The Whigs, Bad Girlfriend @ Mercury Lounge
We Are The Woods, Tom Shaner @ Mercury Lounge
Tristan Prettyman, Anya Marina @ Bowery Ballroom
Greys, Shahman, Fake Surfers, LAW$UITS @ Death By Audio
Natureboy, Magmana, Daltonians, Abandoned Lighthouse @ Cameo Gallery
Breastfist, Taurus, Nate Wood, Alan Hampton, Jeremy Current @ Pianos
Jo Kroger, Lindsay Dragon, Dollshot, Maya Caballero @ Pete's Candy Store
Dropkick Murphys, The Mahones, BarRoom Heroes, Bryan McPherson @ Terminal 5
Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn, William Hart, Taylor McFerrin, DJ Spinna, Pharoahe Monch @ Le Poisson Rouge

So...not a lot of shows. It's because everyone's in or heading to Austin for SXSW. Including most of BrooklynVegan. Follow our exploits via @BVSXSW on Twitter. If you're in Austin, come say hi at one of our many parties (most of which are free).

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Big K.R.I.T. prominently samples James Blake's "The Wilhelm Scream" on his new single, "R.E.M.," which you can watch the video for below.

Earl Sweatshirt is working on his new album, Doris, and as mentioned, he'd be revealing the video for its second single, "Whoa," this week. That video features Tyler, the Creator and it's out now and you can watch it below. Catch Earl at SXSW in Austin playing collaborative sets with Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus) like he just did in LA.

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james blake

We're about a month away from James Blake's new album, Overgrown, and we just got a new taste from the record to tide us over till we get to hear the whole thing. BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B just premiered the dub version of "Voyeur," and you can stream a radio rip (via Gorilla Vs. Bear) below.

UPDATE: Another Overgrown track has just surfaced. You can listen to "Digital Lion" below too.

As mentioned, James Blake plays Terminal 5 on May 9 and tickets are still available.

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James Blake

As mentioned, James Blake will release his sophomore full length album, Overgrown, on April 8 via Atlas/Republic, and he's just revealed the artwork (above) and the tracklist (below). Most interestingly, the tracklist reveals that there is a song called "Digital Lion," which will feature contributions from Brian Eno, and a song called "Take a Fall For Me," which will feature rapping from the RZA. In the words of Katy Perry, take that, Bon Iver.

James will also be going on a tour in support of the album, which comes to NYC on May 9 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available. He recently expanded the tour to include more international shows. Check out an updated list of dates and the video for Overgrown single, "Retrograde," below.

Meanwhile, Brian Eno has an upcoming event in NYC too, as part of Red Bull Music Academy. He'll be presenting the NYC premiere of his audio-visual installation, 77 Million Paintings, in May, along with an "illustrate talk" at Cafe Rouge on May 6. Tickets to that, and all other RBMA shows, go on sale March 4 at 10 AM.

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Yob at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Jeff Garlin @ Caroline's
* David Broza @ City Winery
* Yob, Hull, Bezoar @ Saint Vitus
* Ben Howard, Will Mason @ Terminal 5
* Wyatt Cenac, Seth Herzog @ Littlefield
* Frank London's Shekhina Big Band @ The Stone
* Bleeding Rainbow, Daytona, Gracie @ Cake Shop
* Matmos, Horse Lords, Vorhees @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Geri X, Portmanteaux, Oh Halo, Condola Rashad @ Pianos
* Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Bird Names, Images @ Big Snow
* Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains @ Videology
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Margaret Glaspy, Julian Lage, John Putnam @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Grant's Tomb, Glowing Skull Ring, Small Craft Warning @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Chat Logs, Cellular Chaos, Feast of the Epiphany @ The Bowery Electric
* Octo Octa, Leverage Models, Test House, Certain Creatures @ Glasslands
* Brothers NYC, Daddy Long Legs, The Dead Exs, The National Reserve @ Mercury Lounge
* Hannibal Buress, Taylor Ketchum, Kate Hendrick, Michael Che, Mike Denny @ Matchless

James Blake made a video for his great new single, "Retrograde," which appears on his upcoming sophomore album, Overgrown. Watch that video below.

After Justin Timberlake performed at the Grammys last night (with Jay-Z, who also joined him last week in New Orleans and again last night at Justin's post-Grammys Palladium show), he revealed another track off of his upcoming The 20/20 Experience, the 8-minute "Mirrors." You can listen to that song below. The album drops on March 19 via RCA, and as you may have seen on commercials during the Grammys, Target is selling a pre-order of the album with two bonus tracks.

Following his big Grammys win for Rap Album of the Year, Drake (who won for 2011's Take Care) revealed that Take Care's follow up will be called Nothing Was the Same, and is due out this year. He also just made a video for his new Kendrick Lamar-inspired single, "Started From the Bottom," which you can watch below.

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Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation as pope, the first pope to step down in six centuries. We don't really have an opinion of that news here at BrooklynVegan, BUT we couldn't resist the chance to acknowledge that BrooklynVegan photographer Chris La Putt took this picture:


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by Andrew Sacher

James Blake at MHOW in 2012 (more by PSquared Photography
James Blake

James Blake just premiered his new single, "Retrograde," the first single off his just-announced album, Overgrown (due out 4/8 via Republic), on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. It's a bit more overtly R&B than the material on his debut, but we're loving it just the same. The single will be out commercially on Monday (2/11).

Stream it The stream has been deleted but the track's video is now below...

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James Blake at MHOW in 2012 (more by PSquared Photography
James Blake

The news has been floating around that James Blake has a new album on the way, and he's finally announced that it's called Overgrown and will be out on April 8 via Republic. Zane Low will be premiering its first single, "Retrograde," on his BBC Radio 1 show today (2/7) at 7:30 PM GMT (that's 2:30 PM EST), so stay tuned for that.

UPDATE: Listen to a radio rip of "Retrograde" HERE.

James also recently announced a tour which hits NYC on March 9 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

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James Blake at MHOW in 2012 (more by PSquared Photography)
James Blake

James Blake was just confirmed on the Coachella 2013 lineup and it turns out that the festival is part of the UK singer/producer's spring North American tour. That tour comes to NYC for James' largest show here yet on March 9 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/1) at noon.

Hopefully this tour is a sign that James' new album will be out soon. A video of him playing two new songs live and a list of all North American dates below...

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Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

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photos by PSquared Photography; words by Andrew Sacher

James Blake at MHOW - 12/11/12
James Blake

"Now might be a good time to tell you that the album's nearly done, the new one. This is the first time we've played any of it to anybody in America," said [James] Blake, who admitted to being nervous. He needn't have been. The new tracks - which Blake says haven't been officially named yet, but were listed on the setlist as "We Are Going Down T'Pub", "Our Love Comes Back", "Every Day I Ran", and "Overgrown" - were stunning, continuing the trend of increasing Blake's vocal focus and even hinting at traces of R&B. The mix of fresh tunes and favorites was a brilliant balance. If set-closer "The Wilhelm Scream" had been the last song of the night, it would have been an impeccable show.


[During the encore], Blake played new song "Retrograde", an absolutely massive tune that seemed to bring together everything he had played up to that point. It was the type of song that, when you hear it for the first time, puts a huge smile on your face, knowing you're going to get to hear it with fresh ears someday down the road. If this is the type of stuff on Blake's new album, he'll run 2013. [Consequence of Sound]

James Blake, who had one of, if not the most stunning debut full length of 2011, came to NYC last night (12/11) for his first of two sold out shows here to make the stateside live debut of the material he's working on for that album's followup. As quoted in the above review, his set included six new songs. He also played the new material at a recent UK show, and a video of two of those songs from that show is below (no videos from the NYC show at the moment though). Last night's show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg and pictures are in this post.

James and FaltyDL, who also opened last night, will do it again tonight (12/12) at Bowery Ballroom, and tonight's show is also sold out.

More pics and the setlist from Tuesday's show and that video are below...

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Grizzly Bear at MHOW in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Grizzly Bear

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Mike Bones @ Zebulon
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Jon Madof @ The Stone
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Darlene Love @ 54 Below
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Calvin Berger @ Joe's Pub
* Justin Levine @ Joe's Pub
* Ava Luna @ Public Assembly
* Blanck Mass @ Public Assembly
* Tamar Korn & Company @ Barbes
* Robert DeLong @ The Mercury Lounge
* The Campilongo Quartet @ Living Room
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Cake Shop
* Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts @ Bell House
* The Death Set, NinjaSonik @ Webster Hall
* Kode9, Appleblim, Francois K @ Deep Space
* Bon Iver, Frank Ocean @ Angel Orensanz Center
* Craft Spells, Ice Choir, Ski Lodge @ Glasslands
* The Avett Brothers @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
* Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Numerators @ Death By Audio
* Gonjasufi, Beacon, JimHensonInTheViceGrip @ Cameo Gallery
* Grizzly Bear, Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Radio City Music Hall
* Company Picnic w/ Colin Quinn, Christian Finnegan + more @ Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel

If you can't make it to tonight's Grizzly Bear show at Radio City Music Hall, it's being streamed live.

Hyperdub label head Kode9, who you may have caught as the special guest at DJ Rashad's 285 Kent show last night (9/23), closes out the Dub Champions Festival tonight at Deep Space.

Glasslands is hosting a night of '80s-inspired pop with West Coast janglers Craft Spells, Scritti Politti-loving locals Ice Choir, and Ski Lodge. Tickets are still available.

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Flying Lotus is streaming his new album, Until the Quiet Comes, over at NPR.

James Blake, who has two sold out NYC shows coming up, made a video for his Harmonimox single with Trimbal, which drops tomorrow (9/24). Watch that video below.

Sigur Ros just released the latest installment to their Mystery Film Experiment, this time with a new video for "Ekki Mukk," directed by Nick Abrahams. Watch it below.

Cold Cave, who open for Divine Fits at Webster Hall next month, have a new limited edition 7" titled "A Little Death to Laugh" which is out now. You can stream that below too.

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James Blake at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Blake

Earlier this month, we mentioned that James Blake will be announcing a tour soon where he will showcase music from his next album, which includes a NYC show happening on December 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which is now sold out. That tour still hasn't been announced but James just revealed another NYC show, which will happen at Bowery Ballroom on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/12) at noon.

A list of updated dates and a song stream are below.

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James Blake at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Blake

We haven't heard much from James Blake this year, who released one of our favorite albums of 2011. We know that he's been working on a follow up to that album, and that it's going to be "a bit more aggressive" but not much else has been revealed about it. Maybe news on that is coming soon, or at least a US tour may be brewing, because James is scheduled to play NYC on December 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/5) at noon, and they'll probably go fast considering he sold out that venue plus Webster Hall in a 2-night run last October. The MHOW show is his only scheduled US date at the moment, but it seems likely that he'll add more.

In related news, the first official single for his Harmonimix moniker, which he used before recording under his own name. The single is a collaboration with Trim and features the tracks "Confidence Boost" and "Saying." It will be out on September 24 via R&S. You can stream "Confidence Boost" below.

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Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

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FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012 lineup: Quicksand, Refused, American Nightmare, Desaparecidos, M83, Hot Snakes & MUCH more"

by Andrew Sacher


Jazz leaning instrumental hip hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD, made up of pianist Matt Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, and drummer Alex Sowinski, released their second album, BBNG2, last month for free on their website. Their first album, live material, and singles, are also all available for free on their bandcamp.

The new album's got live instrument/jazzy takes on Odd Future (who they've collaborated with), James Blake, My Bloody Valentine, and Kanye West instrumentals, and a handful of originals as well. And if those covers just sound like a way for the group to get our attention...I can't say it isn't working. These kids (the whole band is under 21) can really play and the arrangements are tight. Also, somebody tell them to do a Death Grips track on their next record.

BADBADNOTGOOD have some dates coming up including a NYC show at TONIGHT (5/4) at Brooklyn Bowl with DJ Still Life. Tickets are available.

They recently played Coachella (but weren't part of the initial lineup announcement) and while they were there they also did some backing for Frank Ocean during his set. Check out videos of them from Coachella, along with music videos, other live videos, and a session with Tyler, the Creator below, along with all dates...

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Antony @ Radio City (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Antony played a show at Radio City Music Hall last night. And this was just announced:

Tibet House US is thrilled to announce that Antony and Stephin Merritt have joined the bill for the 22nd Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 7:30pm. This year's esteemed line-up, curated by Philip Glass, the concert's artistic director, includes Lou Reed, James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Laurie Anderson, and Rahzel, in addition to Antony and Stephin. Tickets are on sale now and available through the Carnegie Hall Box Office. Special packages that include concert tickets and a fundraising reception following the show with the event's Honorary Chairpersons Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard and the evening's performing artists are available through Tibet House US.
Lou Reed, who has performed with Antony in the past, was the last addition. Tickets are still on sale.

James Blake is also DJing Le Poisson Rouge while he's in town.

The Magnetic Fields are going on tour in March and April.

James Blake at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Blake

James Blake doesn't have too much coming up for 2012 at this point, but he'll be in NYC for the Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall on February 13 with artistic director Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Rahzel, and Lou Reed. Tickets are still available. More artists TBA.

While he's in NYC, he'll DJ Le Poisson Rouge (2/12) one day before the Carnegie Hall show. The show is presented by R&S Records, who has released some of James Blake's EPs and singles, and also features R&S artist The Chain and Airhead, who James has collaborated with in the past. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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Lou Reed at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Lou Reed

When we first announced this year's Tibet House US benefit, which is happening on February 13 at Carnegie Hall, it was surprising that a Philip Glass-curated event in NYC with Laurie Anderson wouldn't also include Lou Reed. Well, as it turns out, Lou Reed will in fact be performing at the event. As mentioned, the lineup also includes "Newcomer of the Year" James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Rahzel, and still more to be announced. Tickets are still available.

The Vaccines @ Escape to NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Speaking of even more bands that NME loves, The Vaccines, who are twitter friends with Howler, and part of the recently announced Coachella lineup, just announced a NYC show happening two days after their second Coachella set on April 23 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.

In related news, The Vaccines were recently up against Anna Calvi, Magnetic Man, Selah Sue, and James Blake in the "Newcomer of the Year" category at the third annual "Festival Awards Europe" which took place in the Netherlands on 1/11/12. This is who won at that:

And the winners are:
Best Major European Festival - Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Best Medium-Sized European Festival - Off Festival (Poland)
Best Small European Festival - Haldern Pop (Germany)
Best New European Festival - Extrema Outdoor (Belgium)
Best Indoor Festival - I Love Techno (Belgium)
Best European Festival Line-Up - Rock Werchter (Belgium)
YOUROPE Green 'N' Clean Festival Of The Year - Melt! (Germany)
Artist's Favourite European Festival - Southside / Hurricane (Germany)
Best Newcomer association with Eurosonic Noorderslag - James Blake
Best Headliner - Coldplay
Festival Anthem of the Year - Coldplay 'Viva La Vida'
Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year - FKP Scorpio (Germany)
YOUROPE Lifetime Achievement Award - Michael Eavis, Glastonbury (UK)
All Vaccines tour dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

James Blake at MHOW in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Blake

The 22nd Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House US is taking place this year at Carnegie Hall on February 13. Philip Glass, who is the artistic director for the Tibet House benefits, will perform alongside an as-usual incredible lineup which includes James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Laurie Anderson, Rahzel, and more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now via Carnegie Hall and special packages that include a fundraising reception following the performance will be available soon via Tibet House US. More details below.

Philip Glass also has tons of upcoming events in celebration of his 75th birthday.

James Blake, who put out one of our favorite albums of 2011 capped the year off with the three-track Love What Happened Here EP. The title track recalls the material of James' 2010 EPs but throws splashes of funk and R&B with grabbing vocal samples and synthetic horn flourishes. The next track, "At Birth," is a more ambient affair which also brings to mind parts of his earlier work, but the final track, "Curbside," builds off instrumental boom bap and if not for the trademark vocal samples it would sound almost nothing like any of his other material. Buy the EP at eMusic and stream all three of its tracks below.

Details on the Tibet House US show and streams below...

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I hate writing year-end lists, as might be obvious to many long-time BrooklynVegan readers. That said, I also like them. They help organize things, which is related to my problem though. I'm too unorganized and hectic to ever get around to making one! But this year a few of us (BrooklynVegan contributors) got together and decided to come up with a collective list of albums that we loved that we think most represented 2011 in BrooklynVegan land. Our indie rock-centric list purposely does not include metal (that's HERE) or hip hop (we should make a separate list). With that in mind, our top 26 albums of 2011, in alphabetical order, are listed (with some commentary and a list of honorable mentions too) below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Skream & Benga

Dubstep originator Skream recently talked to UK mag the Quietus:

Quietus: A lot of people would say with the Skrillex stuff, that it's damaging to dubstep, it's perverting the sound.

Skream: But what are we gonna do, form a united front against Skrillex? Honestly, it's pathetic, I think, it's ridiculous. Either listen to it or don't listen to it. There's still nights playing the stuff those people want to hear. It's just bitchiness, it really is. You haven't got to like his music, you don't particularly have to like him, but there's no reason you can't like what he's done - he's smashed it. He's up for five Grammys. He must be doing something right, you know what I mean?

I think it hurts a lot of people over here because it's a UK sound, but it's been someone with influences outside the original sound that has made it a lot bigger. The bad side of that is that a lot of people will just say 'dubstep equals Skrillex'.

But in all honesty it genuinely doesn't bother me. I like the music he makes. People will fucking burn me for saying that [laughs]. There'll be effigies out in the fucking street! It just is what it is man, you've just got to keep yourself moving. The fact that dubstep, the word - you know I hate saying the word, I love what it is but I just hear it so much now. But even though it's so big now, that means that everybody else is earning a bit more money. Even if you're playing the deepest deepest sound, you're still earning that little bit more money because you're playing dubstep. Whether you want to admit it or not, you are.

Skream is a little more lenient with the Skrillex type stuff than James Blake who called it a "direct misrepresentation of the sound" and Rusko, who said, "brostep is sort of my fault but now I've started to hate it." Rusko told SPIN that his new album, due out in January, is "completely a reaction to the masculine, dance-floor orientated, distorted mess that is the current state of dubstep." Skream's collaborator Benga is also working on a new album that is "different to what's going on at the minute," but like Skream, he says, "I'm not bothered. I'm happy that a lot of people like the music." Skream does admit that the dubstep going on at the moment is a "fad" though, and wants to make sure that when it "dies out, he's still standing."

Skream probably still will be standing, but until that fad dies out he'll be embracing it in NYC on February 4 at Terminal 5 when he and Benga open for Skrillex, along with Koan Sound and FlyLo associate Tokimonsta . Tickets will probably sell right out Thursday (12/22) at noon. They're on AmEx presale now.

(Speaking of Tokimonsta, she recently remixed Eight and a Half, the new project of Broken Social Scene's Justin Peroff and members of The Stills who play two NYC shows in February - both on sale this week.)

If the Terminal 5 show is exactly the kind of electronic show you don't want to be at (I wouldn't blame you), Tycho, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Beacon play the same day (2/4) at MHOW and tickets just went on sale.

Skrillex, who is also one of the many electro artists playing a cruise ship in January, also plays Roseland Ballroom on 2/3 (one day before Terminal 5) with Zane Lowe and Spank Rock who also recently toured with Ke$ha, Spank Rock has also opened for Bjork, and who toured with Big Freedia and friends this year too. From Iceland to Bushwick to mainstream pop to brostep, everyone loves Spank Rock. UPDATE: Skrillex plays Webster Hall while he's here too.

And speaking of James Blake, his new video for his cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" which stars Rebecca Hall is below.

Also best of luck to James Blake collaborator Bon Iver who is going up against Skrillex for "Best New Artist" in the Grammys (you know, because Bon Iver was a new artist this year), not that Justin Vernon will care if he loses anyway (as he shouldn't).

James Blake video and a ton of Rusko tour dates (including New Year's Eve in Chicago), below...

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