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High Places @ Stuy Town Oval 2008 (thepiratehat)
High Places

High Places were one of the bands to play Stuyvesent Town's Music on the Oval series last year. This year's series will run Wednesday nights June 10th - July 15th...

Music on the Oval will feature free family-friendly concerts at 7:00 p.m. New Yorkers and visitors will groove to a different pre-show DJ each night starting at 6:00 p.m...The Stuyvesant Town Oval is located between 16th and 18th Streets and Avenues A & B and the entrance is off First Avenue and 16th Street.
We already mentioned that Jay Reatard is the family-friendly artist playing there on July 1st. Kaki King, The Budos Band and a few others are playing there this summer too. Full schedule below...

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DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More (MP3)

Jay Reatard

As previously reported Jay Reatard's Shattered Records imprint is coming back into active duty. Among the imprint's planned releases are " six 7"s from artists hand-picked by Jay including "Jeffrey Novak (from Cheap Time), Nobunny, Hunx, Useless Eaters, Box Elders, Earthmen & Strangers, and legendary New Zealand lo-fi songwriter Chris Knox."

Nobunny happens to be in NYC for two shows starting TONIGHT (4/13)

Shattered Records also announced it will release "all 20 of Jay Reatard's albums" digitally, plus a new singles series and subscription club. The new site is offering new Reatard single "You're Gonna Lose" free to those who sign up for its mailing list. Full info below.

Jay Reatard is going on tour in June and July. That includes two NYC shows. The first, on Wednesday, July 1st, will take place in Stuyvesent Town! That one, billed as a "Stuytown Oval Concert", will presumably be free, outdoors, and have a mosh pit full of babies. The second will happen at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, one day later, on Thursday, July 2nd . Tickets for that go on sale Wednesday, April 12th at noon. TV Smith opens both NY dates.

Box Elders have two NYC dates scheduled - April 24th and 25th.

Jay will also play a show on Record Store Day (at Goner Records). On that day, April 18th, you will also be able to pick up his Record Store Day 7" split with Sonic Youth (being released by Matador).

Full Shattered Records press release, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard - 2009 Tour Dates (STUY TOWN & MHOW), full Shattered Records announcement (includes Nobunny) "

DOWNLOAD: Box Elders - Hole in My Head (MP3)

Box Elders @ Market Hotel (more by Tim Griffin)
Box Elders

"Though they only have one single to their name, the Box Elders have garnered quite a bit of support, most notably from Jay Reatard who has his sights set on recording them as part of his new imprint on Matador. Led by brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre, the Box Elders play disarmingly simple, catchy pop music, and it's probably because of their very un-raucous recorded sound that audiences have been sucked in by their strength as a live band. With their repertoire of under-two minute, chant-worthy tunes, the Box Elders are a band you can expect to become slowly and hopelessly hooked on." [The Daily Texan]
After reading the above, I contacted Box Elders to clear up the Jay Reatard thing. The new imprint is not actually new - it's Jay's old, but dormant label Shattered Records which will be starting up again with distribution by Matador Direct and Goner Records. According to another article, Jay will also be producing and releasing music by Cheap Time, Cola Freaks and the Barbaras this year. The Box Elders Shattered 7" will be out in June.

Other Box Elders releases include one 45 you can order from Grotto Records, a full LP coming out on Goner in July, and a 7" for the HOZAC singles club coming out later in the summer.

Jay's last release of his own music was a demo track that he posted to his blog for free. He just finished playing some dates in Europe, and has a show scheduled at Lenny's in Atlanta on April 11th, and one at Goner Records in Memphis on April 18th for Record Store Day.

Box Elders recently played a string of Austin, TX/SXSW shows that included the Todd P / NY Noise party and at least four more. The Nebraska band will hit the road again in April - a tour that brings them to new Brooklyn venue Bruar Falls on April 24th, and to its older sister venue in Manhattan, Cake Shop, one day later.

Box Elders were last in NYC in January when they played Market Hotel. All future tour dates and a live video from the band's pre-SXSW Denton, TX, tour stop, below...

Continue reading "JAY REATARD's label releasing music by bands like BOX ELDERS who are touring & releasing other stuff too"

by Andrew Frisicano

Record Store Day

Record Store Day - a nationwide event created to support independently owned record stores - will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009. A list of participating NYC stores is available online at the Record Store Day venue list.

On RSD, Generation Records (210 Thompson Street, NY, NY) will host an acoustic in-store by punk band The Bouncing Souls, free for customers who pick up a copy of the band's 20th Anniversary Volume 1 7-inch the day of the show.

Other events, such as in-stores at Williamsburg's Sound Fix, which announced its intent to celebrate the event with live music despite ending shows after losing its liquor license in February, are still being announced.

Many record labels are supporting the event with limited-edition records. Matador, for example, will be pressing 2500 copies each of Jay Reatard/Sonic Youth and Sonic Youth/Beck split 7-inches, plus a Pavement Live In Germany LP. Thrill Jockey is sending out 900 copies of Records Toreism, an LP that includes tracks from Mountains, Tortoise, White Hills, Trans Am featuring Tim Soete, and Baltimore's Double Dagger (who cover "Stagger Lee") and will be packaged with two zines (feat contributions from Ian MacKaye and more).

Record Store Day, which coincides with the 2009 Coachella Festival, will also be running a record shop at the fest. The press release, copied below, notes that the Coachella on-site store, "previously operated by Virgin, is noted for its high profile foot traffic and good vibe." Both events come in the same month that the Times Square Virgin Megastore will close - the NYC shop is notable for having the nation's highest sales volume. Its sister location in Union Square will be gone soon after.

Full list of Record Store Day exclusives, in the form of a press release, below...

Continue reading "Record Store Day 2009: lots of bands releasing exclusive vinyl, a Bouncing Souls in-store & more..."

photos by Tim Griffin

Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard played his guitar at the Wired Store in NYC last night (12/17). More pictures from the intimate shindig below...

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Under the Radar

Honorable Mention

The Dodos, Department of Eagles, Torche, Harvey Milk, Abe Vigoda, The Duchess and the Duke, Jay Reatard, Sun Kil Moon, Why? and Women were among the twenty 2008 "honorable mentions" Pitchfork awarded today. In other words, these albums will not be part of the Top 50 of 2008 they are publishing soon.

What was your favorite album of 2008?

The Dodos opened for the Walkmen @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple last night (12/16)

Jay Reatard @ MHOW (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard already has a ton of shows scheduled for 2009, but he only has two left to play in 2008. One is New Years Eve at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. The other is this Wednesday, December 17th, at the Wired Store in NYC. It's the same place his friends King Khan and BBQ recently played. The flyer with RSVP info, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard - Tour Dates (free show @ the NYC Wired store)"

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today in NYC
* Tina Turner @ MSG
* Puma party @ MHOW
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Jim Jones @ Mercury Lounge
* Snow Patrol @ Bowery Ballroom
* Thurston Moore introduces David Bowie videos @ MoMA
* Sara Schaefer & Conrad Doucette music trivia @ The Bell House

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Pogues shows.

Tickets are on sale at noon for the show The Rosebuds are playing at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are still on sale for the benefit David Cross is playing at Knitting Factory.

The Muslims are now called The Soft Pack.

Axl Rose vs. Dr. Pepper

Keren Ann is one of many artists performing R.E.M. songs at Carnegie Hall in March.

The Jesus Lizard is back.

Pylon is playing Knitting Factory this month.

Today is World Aids Day.

Friendly Fires play The Annex this month. I just found out Lemonade are opening for them. Lemonade opens for El Guincho at Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow.

All the songs on the top of this post come from the Beggars Group family of labels. Matador is a Beggars label. Jay Reatard is on Matador. His new video for "See/Saw" is below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (December 1st)"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

King Khan & BBQ Show

Mission of Burma

Mission Of Burma headlined the Rhapsody/Becks/IBM/McDonalds/Taco Bell party at Music Hall Of Williamsburg along with The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Dutchess & The Duke, and Jay Reatard (pics here). OK, so it wasn't all those sponsors. And granted, there was free Becks beer all night. .. but somewhere between the giant video truck parked outside, multiple video cameras in the audience and on stage, spotlights reading Rhapsody and Becks, and the swag, I found the corporate sponsorship of the show a tad annoying. But hey, I guess that's the price you pay when you are getting a line-up like this for five measly bills.

Unfortunately, I slid in a touch late (Sorry Jay, Dutchess, Duke) to see King Khan on stage with BBQ. Lots of very simple, garagey soul-inflected fun but frankly, I find his live show with The Shrines much more compelling. Not only is the music much more dynamic (and just as FUN), it gives King Khan much more breathing room to do what he does best... act like a horse's ass in ridiculous costumes. That said, you know King Khan isn't showing up in his civvies.... no sir e bob. King Khan was wearing a ridiculous sparked bikini bottom and a Stevie Wonder wig circa Hotter Than July. Good times.

The thing that shocked me the most about Mission of Burma (and I hope I am not coming off as an age-ist here - NOT my intention) is how much energy they have and how just plain amazing they are on stage... STILL. Lead guitarist Roger Miller's angular riffs were just awesome, and punctuated with swift headbutts of the microphone in between his pogo-ing. I enjoyed seeing these post-punk legends thoroughly.

MOB's setlist and more pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Mission of Burma, King Khan & BBQ show, and the Dutchess & the Duke @ the Rhapsody party @ MHOW, NYC - pics"

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Jay Reatard

"I could give you a million adjectives to describe it, but just 'disappointed' would probably be the most important one," he says over the phone from his home in Memphis during a brief break in an exhaustive tour schedule. "To have it be out of my control and go down the drain that way, it was so frustrating. I just felt like it was completely out of my control. And the whole punching thing is such a miniscule part of why that show didn't continue and people don't really seem to understand that.

"But I don't feel a need to defend myself. It just happened. I didn't feel like the audience was safe and I didn't feel safe. If I'm a pussy for that or I'm not punk rock for that, so be it. I've never claimed to be a long, lost member of the Cro-Mags or anything. It kind of played itself out how it did and it really sucked. I really hope that next time we play that the amount of energy in the audience and the enthusiasm doesn't cross the line into making it impossible to play." [National Post]

Jay Reatard opened the Rhapsody show at MHOW on Thursday so he could make it in time to play Maxwell's later in the night (10/23). Those were two of many shows he went on to play over the course of the CMJ week. More pictures from this Brooklyn one below...

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by Black Bubblegum


Dillinger Four and Municipal Waste have teamed up for a one off show at Danbro Studios in Brooklyn on Oct 14th with The Measure and The Ergs. Tickets are on sale online and at Academy Records in Williamsburg. The show is a record release party, celebrating the release of the long delayed Civil War by Dillinger Four on Fat Wreck Chords (Fat Mike of NOFX's label).

Municipal Waste will hit the road for a mini-tour with The Casualties leading up to the Brooklyn show, including a date with Caustic Christ in Pittsburgh and appearances at two noteable punk festivals.

The first, Riot Fest in Chicago, is headlined by the reuniting All, and also features The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, TSOL, DOA, Jay Reatard, Bouncing Souls, Paint It Black, and many many others. The second, and much larger The Fest 7 in Gainesville, will feature eight stages over three days and will include over 250 bands including Coalesce, Young Widows, The Holy Mountain, Valient Thorr, Ampere, Capsule, and the final show by New Mexican Disaster Squad.

Following Brooklyn, Municpal Waste will play a few more shows including one with Lamb Of God, and an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin (they replaced Flipper) followed by a UK tour in December with the mighty Iron Lung.

After The Casualties split away from Municipal Waste, they'll team up with Caustic Christ, Absurd System & Guilt Trip to play the Knitting Factory on Oct 17th. Tickets are on sale.

NOFX have scheduled a three shows in the tri-state... at Irving Plaza on Oct 15th & Oct 16th (both sold out) and Starland Ballroom on Oct 17th (tickets here). Dillinger Four opens all three shows.

All Municipal Waste and DF dates below....

Continue reading "Municipal Waste tour dates, the new Dillinger Four record, Riot Fest, The Fest 7, NOFX & the Casualties"

Mission of Burma @ P4K Fest 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
Mission of Burma

Mission of Burma are headlining a Rhapsody party at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 23rd. That's during CMJ, but the show is not part of CMJ. Instead it is completely open to the public and only costs $5.00. Also on the bill: The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Dutchess & The Duke and Jay Reatard.

That ups the number of NYC-area shows Jay is playing that week to five (so far). There's also the shows at Santos, Bowery Ballroom, Glasslands, and Maxwell's. Amazingly, the Maxwell's show is the same night as this $5.00 Williamsburg show...

Jay Reatard - 2008 NYC Tour Dates
10-23 MHOW w/ Mission of Burma & King Khan & BBQ Show (tix on sale Oct 3)
10-23 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (CMJ) (tix)
10-24 Bowery Ballroom ) w/ Violens, White Lies, Longwave & Japanese Motors (tix)
10-25 Glasslands w/ Amazing Baby, Women & Crystal Antlers (tix)
10-26 Santos Party House w/ Vivian Girls (tix)

King Khan & the BBQ Show also have NYC dates scheduled at the end of November. The Dutchess & the Duke are also playing the Sub Pop / Hardly Art showcase. More JR tour dates HERE. All (barely any) Mission of Burma dates below...

Continue reading "Mission of Burma for $5.00, more King Khan & Jay Reatard shows, CMJ & other tour dates "

Jay Reatard and Beck

Having triumphantly pulled off the biggest hometown headline engagement of his career--last Saturday's sold out Hollywood Bowl extravaganza --BECK has confirmed a return engagement: The multi-platinum multiple Grammy winner will open the Club Nokia theater in downtown Los Angeles on November 10. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 27th at 10am PST via Ticketmaster.

In other Beck touring news, a third New York show has been added to his stand at new York's United Palace Theater. The new show will take place October 8, a day before the sold out October 9 and 10 dates.

Additionally, Beck will release a pair of singles available digitally September 30 and on vinyl October 7. The A-side for both will be "Gamma Ray" from his acclaimed new album Modern Guilt. B-Sides will be Jay Reatard's cover of "Gamma Ray" and the non-album Beck original "Bonfire Blonde."

Tickets go on sale at noon today for Jay Reatard's CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom. Violens and Longwave join the previously announced lineup of Jay, Japanese Motors and White Lies

DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard - See/Saw (MP3)

Matador Singles '08 - out October 7th
Matador Singles

Jay Reatard - 2008 NYC Tour Dates
10-23 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (CMJ) (tix)
10-24 Bowery Ballroom (CMJ) w/ White Lies & Japanese Motors
10-25 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery (CMJ)
10-26 NYC - Santos Party House w/ Vivian Girls (tix)
Jay Reatard and Sonic Youth are now labelmates. "Matador Singles 08" tracklist and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard - Singles Series CD, updated tour dates (CMJ)"

DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue (MP3)

this much would even last Jay Reatard a while
Jenny Lewis

No I've never heard of a bible officer
Jenny Lewis

"Acid Tongue" (that MP3 up there) is the debut track off the new Jenny Lewis album with the same name. Acid Tongue is out September 23rd via Warner Brothers. I can't tell who the backup singers are on the track, but if we were going to guesss, we have Johnathan Rice, Farmer Dave Scher, Jason Boesel, Jason Lader, M Ward, Chris Robinson, Benji Hughes, Zooey Deschanel, and Vanessa Corbala to choose from. I would have added Elvis Costello to that list, but we already know his track is called "Carpetbaggers". The cover art would make Albert Hofmann proud. You can see it above. The track listing can be viewed below.

Tickets may still be on sale for the show Jenny Lewis is playing at the Apollo Theater on October 4th, and tickets just went on sale for a show she added one day later in New Haven, CT. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Jenny Lewis - a new MP3, LSD & more 2008 Tour Dates "

DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard gets interviewed by Nardwuar (MP3)

Jay Reatard @ P4K Fest 2008 (more by Joseph Juechao Xu)
Jay Reatard

Tickets are on sale for an October 23rd show at Maxwell's in Hoboken and an October 26th NYC show at Santos Party House. Somewhere in between that time Jay Reatard will play at least one more show for CMJ.

On September 13th Jay will play the I Am Festival in New London, CT with Martha Wainwright, Oneida, Kidz in the Hall and others. The flyer and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard - 2008 Tour Dates (Maxwells, Santos, CMJ)"

Jay Reatard (and King Khan) @ Pitchfork Fest 2008 (run and shoot)
Jay Reatard

"Jay [Reatard] Lindsey did not want to play the show. Why?

He is rich now and likes to remind people of that fact. My favorite quote by him: "You know how much money I have in the bank!" Actually, Yes; $250,000 courtesy of Matador Records.
He got paid almost Four times the Dallas guarantee in Austin the night prior.
He had been doing coke for 12 hours straight.
He had not slept in two days.
He left to go buy $55 worth of LSD."[Parade Of Flesh]

photos by Chris La Putt

Spoon @ Prospect Park

Britt Daniel, frontman for Spoon, is a noted Feist fan.

"First time I saw her, we got thrown on a bill, I'd never heard her," he says. "She came on and I thought 'Who is this person?' She blew me away. In terms of a charisma and connecting with the audience, I rank her up there with Prince. Plus, she has one of the great, intriguing voices of today." [Chicago Tribune]

Feist played a pay-show at the Prospect Park Bandshell last week. Jay Reatard, White Rabbits and Spoon played the one that happened last night (July 15, 2008). More pictures from that below...

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White Rabbits @ SXSW (more by Ryan Muir)
White Rabbits

TOMORROW: (July 15, 2008) White Rabbits, Jay Reatard and Spoon are playing a ticketed show in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. The Constantines are not opening, though Spoon originally announced that they were.

I have two pairs of tickets to give away. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Spoon). Include your first and last name. Two winners will be contacted ASAP.

by Nick Masi

DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - Oh, It's Such a Shame (Jay Reatard) (mediafire link)
DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More (MP3)

JAy REatard and Deerhunter

Jay Reatard's limited edition, 7" extravaganza just got more interesting. Making it likely more difficult to get a 7" this time around, the fourth part of six in the series finds Jay joining forces with none other than Deerhunter. Not only that, but they did covers of each other's songs. Jay covered Deerhunter's "Fluorescent Grey," while Deerhunter did Jay's "Oh, It's Such A Shame" (which was previously available on Bradford's blog as an Atlas Sound cover). The split 7" will be released on July 22 and Matador will release all of the 7"s as an LP in the fall. If you haven't been keeping up with the releases thus far, this is what it looks like:

--- A / B
#1, See/Saw / Screaming Hand -- April 8
#2, Painted Shut / An Ugly Death -- May 20
#3, Always Wanting More / You Mean Nothing To Me -- June 24
#4, Flourescent Grey (Jay Reatard) / Oh, It's Such A Shame (Deerhunter) -- July 22
#5, ??
#6, ??
The artwork for the first three releases has been great and the newest one continues that trend. No, it doesn't have a silkscreen print on the b-side like the "Always Wanting More" 7"...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard & Deerhunter - in bed, on record, on tour "

DOWNLOAD: No Age - Eraser (MP3)

No Age on Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (more by Leia Jospe)
No AGe on Lamar Bridge

NounsAs mentioned, No Age release their awesome new record Nouns today (and Pitchfork gave it a very high score) (and it is streaming at Spinner). And as you know, No Age play a show at Bowery Ballroom (again) tonight (May 6) with High Places and Fiasco (and No Age played a show last night for FADER).

"Even on a day when Nine Inch Nails have suddenly dropped a late Easter present of a surprise free album, No Age have completely dominated internet music-chatter." [Status Ain't Hood]
MTV News recently did a feature on lo fi music. Bands they highlighted include Jay Reatard, Times New Viking, Tyvek, Psychedelic Horseshit, and of course No Age. Download a related, free mixtape HERE or just listen to the muxtape. Watch the MTV News video below.

Lots of other people have recorded and released No Age video too. You can watch No Age play in Other Music, watch them play ping pong with Vice, watch them play in Juan's Basement for Pitchfork TV, watch them play in that vegan food store, and watch them in their practice space. They also played in Amoeba Records and those videos are below (along with the MTV one).....

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DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard - Fading All Away (MP3)

Jay Reatard

As first pointed out in the comments last week (and again), Jay Reatard has been captured on tape physically abusing fans that get too close, and things got crazy recently in Toronto. Did he abuse anyone last night at Bowery Ballroom? Will he hurt anyone at Europa in Brooklyn tonight (April 22, 2008)?

Violent videos below.....

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the Constantines @ Mercury Lounge - Apr 16, 2008 (forklift)
The Constantines @ Mercury Lounge

Tickets are now on sale for the Spoon show in Brooklyn.

The Constantines are also currently on tour and playing Southpaw in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Jay Reatard is also playing shows at Europa & Bowery Ballroom soon too.