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photo: Ghost at Best Buy Theater in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Ghost, Purson @ Terminal 5
Ghost's third album Meliora is out now and it does what they do best -- poppy, riffy rock that's obsessed with the occult. Their theatrical live show is really where it's at though, and you can see that tonight.

Porches, Nap Eyes, Adult Mom @ Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent)
It's the last Brooklyn Flea of the season and helping send them off is a pretty good lineup, including rising band Porches, Canadian act Nap Eyes, and local regulars Adult Mom. 2 PM, free.

Nap Eyes, Tall Juan, DFONTE @ Cake Shop
Nap Eyes, who sound a bit like The Clean or The Modern Lovers or another Lou Reed descendent of your choice, play again tonight.

The So So Glos, Nude Beach, Mannequin Pussy, Big Eyes, Bueno, Bikini Carwash @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's the very last show of the summer at Rockaway Beach venue Riis Park Beach Bazaar, and this one's a full afternoon of quality local-ish punk.

Giggly Boys, Past Life, Naked Heroes, Wild Yaks @ Rippers
While out in the Rockaways you can pretend it's still summer at Ripper's with this rambunctious lineup.

Candiria, Netherlands, Go Deep, Primitive Weapons @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn's genre-defying heavy band Candiria are reunited and have played a couple hometown festivals (Black N Blue Bowl, Afropunk) but tonight's their first non-fest NYC show of the reunion. Good openers too.

Abigail Williams, Today is the Day, Trenchfoot, Throaat @ Bowery Electric
Black metallers Abigail Williams and noisecore greats Today Is The Day are on the road together, and tonight they hit NYC with quality local support.

Guerilla Toss, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Nonsense @ Shea Stadium
New DFA signees Guerilla Toss just released their first EP for the label and celebrate its release tonight.

Arto Lindsay, Zs, Miho Hatori, Mayo Yamaguchi, Tygapaw @ Trans-Pecos
This is the last of Trans-Pecos Sundays in September afternoon series and they have put together another killer lineup of NYC art rock types, headlined today by No Wave great Arto Lindsay.

Christopher Tignor, SYMBOL (Chris King of This Will Destroy You), Christian Frederickson (of Rachel's) @ Littlefield
Christopher Tignor is a frequent collaborator of This Will Destroy You, and tonight he headlines this show with a TWDY member opening.

Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.

Rachel Platten, Fran Healy, Jenny Owen Youngs, Secret Someones, Tracy Bonham, Nick Howard, Hundred Hounds, The Candles, Wes Hutchinson, Ghosts of St Marks, Albis, 9 Horses @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is a tribute show for the late cellist Daniel Cho who tragically drowned in 2010. All proceeds will go to the Daniel Cho Scholarship Fund.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Against Me! at Webster Hall in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Against Me

Against Me! have been loving the road this year, logging multiple tours that have come through NYC on two occasions. They've now announced another run, and though this one doesn't hit NYC, it will be nearby for shows in Amityville on July 26 at Revolution and Hartfort, CT on July 29 at Webster Theater (not to be confused with NYC's Webster Hall). Like their last two tours, Against Me! have got some pretty interesting openers lined up for this one: Philly shoegazers Creepoid and singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs, who Noisey just interviewed about her first year as an openly gay musician:

For many years, I was convinced that coming out could only have a negative impact on my career. I was afraid that my musical self would be overshadowed by my gay self. But so far, my experience has shown me that sharing another side of my life helps me to connect more deeply with people. I have gained a clearer understanding of myself, which I think is reflected in both my writing and my performances. A certain type of self-consciousness seems to have melted away from me, and it turns out that when I'm not spending a great deal of my time second-guessing myself and worrying about whether I'm doing or saying something that might allow someone to infer that I'm gay, I have an awful lot more time and energy to do things that matter to me (like write songs).
Tickets for the Amityville and Hartford shows go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon and 10 AM, respectively. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile you can also catch Creepoid in NYC this weekend at Exploding In Sound's Northside showcase. They're also on multiple stops of the just-announced Balance & Composure / Seahaven tour, including the NYC show happening October 1 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/13) at 10 AM.

All Creepoid dates are listed, as well as all Against Me! dates, below...

Continue reading "Against Me! touring with Jenny Owen Youngs and Creepoid (who's touring w/ Balance & Composure and Seahaven)"


Mutoid Man is the meeting of Ben Koller of Converge with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, a new project that also features bassist Nick Cageo of Brohammer. The band is prepping the release of their new LP, Helium Head (art above), via Magic Bullet Records on November 29. The first released track is "Gnarcissist" that features the signature jaw-dropping fills of Koller and Brodsky's clean vocals, but is an entirely different trajectory from both bands. Stream it below.

Mutoid Man's new track also appears on the latest Magic Bullet Records compilation alongside tracks by Integrity, This Will Destroy You, Rot in Hell, Wormwood and more. Head below for a full stream of the comp.

In related news, Stephen Brodsky will bless Saint Vitus Thursday night (8/29) alongside Snake Oil and PC Worship, a one-off for the now-Greenpoint-er. Tickets are on sale.

UPDATE: He also plays Union Hall on September 20 with Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Head below for the Magic Bullet compilation stream.

Continue reading "Mutoid Man = Cave In + Converge (stream a new track); Stephen Brodsky playing Saint Vitus & Union Hall"

Revival Tour 2013

The Revival Tour enters its sixth year in 2013, featuring a revolving lineup of musicians including festival mastermind Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Jenny O., Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs, and more TBA. Says the press release:

Loosely structured in the form of old-fashioned folk musician get-togethers, The Revival Tour is an ensemble collective in which the participating musicians collaborate and jam, frequently creating unique and inspired once-in-a-lifetime moments of brilliance - often multiple times in a single night. "Being a part of The Revival Tour last year in Europe was definitely one of the best tour experiences I've ever had," says Votolato. "It reminded me of why I got into playing music in the first place. The spirit of collaboration, humility, and camaraderie keeps the shows feeling real and immediate every night. Chuck Ragan's work ethic and passion for what he's doing are inspiring and I'm honored to have the chance to share the stage with him again on this upcoming run of shows!"
The tour includes a pair of NYC stops with the same lineup of Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato and Jenny Owen Youngs at Irving Plaza on March 28 and The Bell House on March 30. Tickets are currently on fan presale, while regular ticketing for Irving Plaza begins on January 24th at 10AM. Ticketing info for Bell House is still forthcoming.

All tour dates are listed below, along with live video of Chuck Ragan.

Continue reading "Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato and more going out on the 2013 Revival Tour (dates)"

photos by Gretchen Robinette, words by Andrew Sacher

Larry and His Flask at Riot Fest Brooklyn - 9/8/12
Larry and His Flask

Larry and His Flask were just in town for Riot Fest Brooklyn, which went down at Williamsburg Park on Saturday (9/8) before getting shut down towards the end and sending Descendents and Hot Water Music off to finish the night at the tiny Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus. Pictures of Larry and His Flask's set from Riot Fest are in this post and pics from the rest of the fest are coming soon.

Larry and His Flask are set to follow up their 2011 debut full length, All That We Know, with the Hobo's Lament EP, due out on September 25 via Paper + Plastick Records. They've got reference points coming from all over the place: they share a knack for Americana with Lucero (with whom they've collaborated), they do to bluegrass what Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly do to gypsy music and Celtic music, respectively, and there's even a bit of late '90s ska in the mix too. You can stream the EP's opening track, "Closed Doors," and their debut LP, below.

Riot Fest Brooklyn fell in the middle of a tour that the band are on, which includes a leg supporting Frank Turner on his North American tour, which hits NYC on September 29 and 30 at Webster Hall. The 9/30 show is sold out but tickets for the 9/29 show are still available. Jenny Owen Youngs is also on the tour.

A list of all dates, more pics of their set at Riot Fest, EP cover art and song streams are below...

Continue reading "Larry and His Flask played Riot Fest Brooklyn, releasing an EP, touring w/ Frank Turner (pics, dates & streams)"

Revival Tour-mates (photo by daveysaurusrex)
Revival Tour

At some point the Chuck Ragan-led Revival Tour added a 2nd NYC show, which still has tickets available, happening after the sold out first one tonight (3/30). Playing the late show is: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio), Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!), Cory Branan, and Jenny Owen Youngs who plays Mercury Lounge earlier in the evening.

Jonah on stage with Far at Mercury Lounge (more by Chloe Rice)
Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga has a new LP entitled You're All Those Things And Then You're None... or is it a double album? The LP, available in two forms, has one version that is Matranga "solo-style, just me and a guitar" while the second "features vocal and instrumental contributions from fans & friends all over the world". Get a copy of the new LP in all of its various incarnations (vinyl, CD, v1.0, v2.0) at Matranga's site.

Matranga has a few dates scheduled across the US and in the UK as well. In early May he comes east to play NJ, Philly and NYC. That includes Maxwell's on May 4th and Mercury Lounge on May 8th. Tickets for Maxwell's are on sale, as are the Philly tix. Mercury Lounge tickets go on sale Friday (4/15) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of solo 90's frontmen playing Mercury Lounge, don't forget that Tim Barry of Avail has a show coming up soon. Josh Small (who also plays with Tim) opens the April 16th show, as does Jenny Owen Youngs. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC gig which is part of a handful of dates Tim has scheduled this month.

All tour dates and a couple of recent live Jonah videos, below...

Continue reading "Jonah Matranga announces dates, Tim Barry touring sooner"


"TINDERBOX Music Festival aims to create more space for women musicians by bringing together and promoting established and emerging female artists. Rooted in the vibrant New York City music scene, TINDERBOX fosters community by providing opportunities to perform, collaborate, and connect. TINDERBOX donates 100% of net proceeds to organizations involved in giving rise to the next generation of women musicians."
Head over to Southpaw after you're done perusing the Atlantic Antic on Sunday. The Tinderbox Music Fest features 18 female artists on 2 stages and looks like a lot of fun. It kicks off at 3:30pm and will probably run until at least midnight. Advanced tickets are on sale for $17. The full lineup (Bitch, Shipa Ray, Larkin Grimm, Jenny Owen Youngs and many more included) with set times and some videos below...

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DOWNLOAD: The Antlers - Atrophy (Sybarite remix) (MP3) (via)
DOWNLOAD: Bell Horses - Still Life (ML on drums) (MP3)

Bell Horses (Jenny and Sybarite)
Bell Horses

"Bell Horses is a left-field pop outing from Xian Hawkins & Jenny Owen Youngs. The 8 songs that comprise their debut album [This Loves Last Time] work together to create a world of contrasts both challenging & familiar. Arrangements blend acoustic instruments (guitars, strings, piano, percussion) with synthetic textures and samples while vocals sit up front in the mix, often doubling as instruments themselves...

...Xian Hawkins records as Sybarite - making distinct & lauded electronica for a variety of labels, most notably 4AD, Temporary Residence & Ghostly International. His music has been featured in film & television. Jenny Owen Youngs is a singer songwriter who signed to Nettwerk Records in 2006 and recently released her sophomore record, Transmitter Failure, to critical acclaim. Also on the album is Alexander Ericson (Alberta Cross, Stjarna) contributing vocals to three of the tracks, Michael Lerner, drummer for NYC band The Antlers (Frenchkiss) & classical string player Eve Boltax." [Bell Horses]

Grab Sybarite's Antlers remix, courtesy of Hob Nob Wines where the track first premiered, above. A Bell Horses track, which features The Antlers' Michael Lerner on drums, is up there too.

DOWNLOAD: Dean & Britta - Making Me Smile (MP3)

Sing Me to Sleep

"Sing Me To Sleep" is a really fun compilation of lullabies and popular songs re-imagined as lullabies by some of today's best indie artists including: Dean & Britta, Tanya Donelly, The Leisure Society, The Rest, Telekinesis, Jenny Owen Youngs, The Real Tuesday Weld, Snowbird, Neil Halstead, and many more. All proceeds from this wonderful album are donated to The Valerie Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. It's a beautifully produced album for indie-hipsters young and old.
Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Lullabies came out in May on American Laundromat Records (the first pressing came with a bonus 7" with a song by Sigur Rós). Check it out if you can, it's a great compilation (for adults at least - I haven't tested it with kids!)

Coming up, Joe's Pub will be hosting a June 13th show for the album with contributors Tanya Donelly, backed by a jazz ensemble, Jenny Owen Youngs and Julie Peel. This all-ages, kid-friendly (with face painting, free souvenirs and door prizes) starts at noon. Tickets are on sale.

Songs from the record (including Stars cover of the Smith's "Asleep") are streaming, and the Dean & Britta track is available above. Tracklist for the CD and show flyer are below...

Continue reading "Sing Me to Sleep - indie lullabies out now + an MP3 & NY show"

Revival Tour

The second annual REVIVAL TOUR 2009--a nationwide trek founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman--is set to launch October 13 in Louisville and wrap November 21 in St. Petersburg. Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues, THE REVIVAL TOUR will take the band of traveling musicians through 32 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and many more. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others' sets until the final farewell of the night.

THE REVIVAL TOUR 2009 will include: CHUCK RAGAN (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta and Sleepercar), Kevin Seconds (Nov. 3-5 only), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Jenny Owen Youngs, Possessed by Paul James, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag The River), Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Bob Lucas, Austin Lucas, Audra Mae, Tom Cook, Steven Brodsky (of Cave In), Water Tower Bucket Boys, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, members of The Zydepunks performing acoustic, Jon Gaunt (of Whiskey & Co) on fiddle, Digger Barnes on the upright bass and more.

The tour comes to NYC's Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets are on sale. After that gig, the tour will visit NJ's Asbury Lanes the next night. More details on the tour with its full lineup and schedule, below...

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