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by Andrew Sacher

Title Fight at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Title Fight

"Emo is a style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as "emotional hardcore" or "emocore" and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace." [Wikipedia]
If you've been closely following along with the blogosphere lately, you've probably noticed talk, especially amongst the indie rock community, about an "emo revival." Some sites, like Stereogum and Buzzfeed, have directly written about the "revival," whereas others like Pitchfork -- a site which has previously derided even the most classic albums of the genre -- didn't explicitly call it a revival, but offered a valuable spotlight on the modern emo scene. NPR weighed in, asking, "Is Emo Back?," but still some, like Noisey, claim, "There's no emo revival, you just stopped paying attention." A writer at NYU Local agrees. Meanwhile, bloggers and local papers, like OC Weekly and Baltimore Sun, are running with this.

All of this attention is only doing the genre a service. As Chad Jewett points out on Half Cloth, "How did you find out about Diary, person born in 1988? Because you would have to have been preternaturally cool to have picked up on it in 1994 when it came out." In other words, maybe in 19 years someone will hear Is Survived By, and they'll thank their lucky stars for all these listicles and thinkpieces that pointed out that record and so many other great records. But does the increased attention for these bands (many of which have been around for years) in indie rock circles warrant calling it a revival? Maybe it's that people are realizing these "emo revival" bands have a lot more in common with indie rock bands than a lot of people thought.

For one reason or another (perhaps because kids who grew up on Drive-Thru Records comps are forming bands now), emo has been sneaking its way more and more into accepted indie rock. Nobody was screaming "emo revival" when Japandroids went from a well-liked indie rock band to one of the genre's most beloved with 2012's Celebration Rock, a record full of heart-wrenching lyrics, youthful spirit, and fast, catchy power chords -- all common descriptors of emo. (Not to mention it was released by Polyvinyl Records, home to such emo classics as Frame and Canvas, American Football, Look Now Look Again, and more.) Likewise, no one said it when Cloud Nothings' 2012 LP Attack On Memory got tons of love from indie rock critics upon its release and went on to appear in multiple year-end lists, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, Spin, and more. It's an indie record, but one with a heavy resemblance to early Sunny Day Real Estate and similarly emo lyrical themes ("I miss you 'cause I like damage / I need something I can hurt").

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Japandroids at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Japandroids

These records had all too much common with the great emo releases of that year, including Title Fight's Floral Green and Joyce Manor's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired. Both of those albums embraced raw production, honest, innovative music, and were not geared towards a radio-pop fanbase, but yet were largely ignored in indie rock circles. It's essentially what indie rock is, and a far cry from what pop bands tagged as emo like Panic at the Disco, Hawthorne Heights, and Senses Fail were doing. Those pop-emo bands, and countless others, dominated rock radio, MTV, and a major part of the conversation on emo during the mid-2000s, scaring away many indie rock fans and critics from the genre all together. The two weren't always enemies. Emo kids and indie rock kids both hold equal claim to bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Cursive, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley, and others. Perhaps part of the split was because it was somehow cooler to look like this than like this.

Title Fight, who didn't appear on Pitchfork until the-year-of-the-revival despite notable album releases in 2011 & 2012, cited many of the same influences as modern indie rock bands for Floral Green, including Sebadoh, Hum, Nirvana, and Sonic Youth. And Joyce Manor did the same, namedropping Guided by Voices and Weezer's Pinkerton in interviews. It makes sense that fans who latched on to Japandroids/Cloud Nothings would gravitate towards Title Fight/Joyce Manor. So what makes them so different? Ian Cohen says in his 2013 Pitchfork review of the new Title Fight EP, "You're more likely to hear electro-pop or major-label bands such as Chvrches or Haim called "indie" more often than Title Fight. How is that? Is it because most of time, genre tags are used to described the perceived fanbase than the music itself?"

The question Ian poses in that review seems to be a huge factor in the need some have to cite an "emo revival." If Japandroids and Cloud Nothings are your kind of indie rock, or punkier indie-approved bands like Titus Andronicus and Fucked Up, or classic bands like Dinosaur Jr, Built To Spill, Superchunk, and Archers of Loaf, chances are you're going to (or already do) find a lot to like in Title Fight, Joyce Manor, Pity Sex (essentially a shoegaze band), Cloakroom (sludgy slowcore), Placeholder (fuzz rock/'90s-style indie/etc), and many more. And as certain people, like Jaded Punk Dan Ozzi in his Noisey article pointed out, these bands didn't come out of nowhere. This comparatively underground scene of emo has been co-existing with the mall-emo scene for years, and perhaps it's getting called a "revival" because of the sudden interest for it from a fanbase who, for the most part, previously ignored anything associated with that three-letter word.

I do think, to some extent, that at one point the "emo revival" tag meant something. Now-defunct bands like Algernon Cadwallader (who have a new band, Dogs On Acid, in the works and whose guitarist Joe Reinhart is now a sometimes-member of Hop Along) and Snowing/Street Smart Cyclist (whose singer John Galm now fronts the excellent garage punk band Slow Warm Death) revived a very specific type of emo in the late 2000s -- the math rock-influenced kind done (perhaps most notably) in the mid-'90s by Cap'n Jazz. That sound, which some people bafflingly call "twinklecore," can be heard in late-2000s bands Castevet, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 1994!, and bands who rose more recently, including The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Dads, and Prawn. But that's only a small sect of the genre as a whole. I recently said that Brand New's 2006 LP The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me is my favorite emo album since Diary, and Devil and God only came out two years before Algernon's first, 1994!'s first, and La Dispute's first. Thursday's final record, No Devolucion, came out in 2011 and in my opinion it's one of their best. The genre had a rough period as it entered the mainstream (but so did so many other genres) but it never vanished.

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Touche Amore at Riot Fest 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Touche Amore

Why is it all happening now though? Perhaps with "indie rock's tuneful death rattle" and "the decline of guitar rock" in effect, with artists like Haim, Chvrches, Icona Pop, The 1975, and Lorde currently dominating the indie rock discussion, there are still people yearning for raw, scrappy guitar rock with DIY ethics and an alternative mindset. And a lot of us are finding that those cravings are satisfied by this large, thriving group of "emo" bands. In his "indie rock death rattle" piece on Grantland, Steven Hyden welcomed indie turning pop as a natural progression, but did point out some may be seeking something less pleasant, which he finds in Touche Amore's latest LP, Is Survived By.

Touche's record, another getting extra attention now thanks to the "revival," is one of the finest releases of this year, and embodies so many of the key factors of "underground rock." Its aggression is raw and unpolished, but it's melodically and dynamically exploring new ground for rock music. Lyrically, the themes won't be unfamiliar to indie rockers, exploring existential uncertainties ("To swallow mortality is enough of a task / And leaving your mark is just too much to ask") that aren't too different from a band like Titus Andronicus ("Okay, I think by now we've established everything is inherently worthless / And there's nothing in the universe with any kind of objective purpose"). They also happen to be musically and communally connected to post-hardcore bands like Converge and Thursday who have influenced forward-thinking underground rock bands, just as Pavement and the Pixies have.

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At The Drive-In at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
ATDI

It's not only newer bands though. Many now broken-up bands have been reuniting, and getting welcomed back very warmly. It's no surprise that the much-loved At the Drive-In caused excitement when they reunited, but in case there was any doubt how large that excitement would be in indie circles: They got huge spots on major indie rock festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella, and the reunion also got notable coverage on many indie sites, including Pitchfork, who weren't too kind to their classic Relationship of Command LP upon its release but scored it significantly higher upon its April 2013 reissue.

The fact that the idea of "indie rock" is so vague and encompasses so many things, many of which are not "indie" or "rock," is a great thing, but there are still kids who can't settle for Chvrches when a past generation got Fugazi. And luckily those kids won't have to worry. In addition to many of the bands mentioned above, there's Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee, Swearin', A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Courtesy Drop, Little Big League, Frameworks, Calculator, Iron Chic, Big Eyes, Single Mothers, Sundials, Aye Nako, Worriers, Caravels, Pianos Become the Teeth and so many more that all satisfy a similar craving, whether or not you call them "emo," "indie," or a "revival."

Continue reading "'Emo Revival' & how 'Indie Rock' was already 'Emo' (or vice versa)"

photos by Wei Shi; words by Fred Pessaro

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FYF Fest 2013
FYF Fest 2013

Its really a sad state of affairs when a band making a scheduled appearance is news, but nevertheless it was somewhat of a surprise that Death Grips did make their headlining appearance (on the Miranda stage) at the first day of FYF Fest in LA on Saturday (8/24) while Yeah Yeah Yeahs played at the adjacent Carrie stage (yes, stages were named after Sex & The City characters). The two-day festival, which took place in LA State Historic Park over the weekend, also featured many other notables, including appearances from TV on the Radio, FLAG, a reunion set from The Locust, as well as sets from names like The Breeders, Waxahatchee, METZ, Joyce Manor, Ty Segall (who's in NYC for two shows this week), and more. Pictures from FYF including all of the mentioned artists above -- as well as shots of Jim Hamilton, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiana, Crystal Antlers, Charles Bradley, Toro y Moi, Classixx, Nosaj Thing, comedians and more -- are in this post.

We'll have pictures from Day 2 soon. More pics from FYF Fest Day 1 below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2013 Day 1 in pics (Death Grips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOTR, The Locust, FLAG, Ty Segall, The Breeders & more) "

photos by David Andrako

Kid Dynamite & Joyce Manor @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013
Kid Dynamite @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013
Kid Dynamite @ House of Vans - 8/15/2013

The free House of Vans shows continued last night (8/15) with an all around great punk bill. Lo-fi pop punks Swearin' opened the night, followed by classic-style punk from Dischord supergroup Red Hare. Then came emo/indie rock line crossers Joyce Manor, and finally, the last US show for melodic hardcore vets Kid Dynamite. Pictures of the sweaty craziness are in this post.

Joyce Manor will be back in Brooklyn when their tour hits Knitting Factory on Saturday (8/17) with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for that show are still available.

Swearin' also plays Brooklyn on Saturday as part of the Salinas Records anniversary at Silent Barn. They have two NYC shows in September too.

More pictures from House of Vans below...

Continue reading "Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare & Swearin' played House of Vans (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Descendents at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella

Much has been going on in the punk world lately, and in case you've missed out, here's a roundup of information on upcoming shows (mostly in NYC), and other related news. The big one is probably the inevitable news that Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn sued FLAG, the other currently operating incarnation of Black Flag. You can catch the impostors when their tour hits NYC on Septemeber 19 at Irving Plaza (tickets).

FLAG, as you may know, also share members with another classic punk band Descendents, and both of those bands will be playing this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down in Austin from November 8-10. Tickets for that festival are still available.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Under the Gun (via Exclaim), Descendents drummer/producer Bill Stevenson mentioned that the band are slowly, but surely working on a new record, which will be the followup to 2004's Cool to be You. Bill said:

[The record is] in the embryonic stages. I have my studio, The Blasting Room, Stephen [Egerton] lives in Tulsa, and he has a studio too. Milo [Aukerman] even has a real small recording apparatus in his basement. Karl [Alvarez] still lives by me.

So I went in a couple of weeks ago and recorded, so we got 11 songs done, [but] just the drums. We'll be passing those around, Stephen will be putting guitars on 'em, Karl will be putting bass on 'em, Milo will be singing on 'em. We'll get rolling but it's not gonna be like "Oh it'll be done in a month!" It's gonna take us several months.

Descendents have also recently been honored by some bands they've influenced. Pop punks Candy Hearts released a cover of "Nothing With You" on their new 7" (listen below), and FILTER Magazine recently released a free tribute album that features FIDLAR, Mike Watt + The Secondmissingmen, The Bronx, YACHT, TEEN, Good Riddance, and more.

Good Riddance, the '90s era Cali punks who reunited in 2012, will be playing their first NYC shows since reuniting, all of which will happen during this year's CMJ. They'll be playing both official Fat Wreck Chords (who put out the last Descendents record) showcases, including the one happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with The Flatliners, Western Addiction, and Brooklyn/NJ's Night Birds, whose new album, Born to Die in Suburbia, does a lot of justice to the sound bands like Descendents and Good Riddance helped create. That same lineup (minus The Flatliners) sets sail aboard a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/19). MHOW tickets are on AmEx presale now, and a general on-sale stars Friday (8/9) at noon. Rocks Off tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Night Birds also have some dates with Zero Boys, including a NYC show on August 29 at Europa with Nuclear Santa Claust. Tickets for that show are still available.

Another long-running Cali punk band, not too far removed from Descendents or Black Flag, Angry Samoans play a previously discussed NYC show on September 15 at Bowery Electric with Last Call Brawl and Downtown Brown (tickets).

Another good punk option in NYC happening much sooner (this weekend to be exact) is As discussed, Citizens Arrest (who once counted Ted Leo as a member), who play Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday (8/10) (57 Waterbury St) with Enabler, Miscegenator, and Dead Serious. Tickets are still available.

NYC street punk vets The Casualties have some Northeast dates this September. None of them are in NYC, but they do have an Orange County show on 9/7 at Ma and Pa's, a Long Island show on 9/12 at Revolution, and two NJ shows: 9/13 at Stanhope House and 9/14 at Brighton Bar. All of their dates are listed below.

Another East Coast punk tour lands in the NYC-area this month when Protagonist and related project Teen Agers hit New Brunswick on August 13 at Court Tavern with Not The Bees and Lay the Blame on Luck, and Brooklyn on August 14 at Saint Vitus with Go Deep, Scarboro and Divided Heaven. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale now.

As you may already know, Kid Dynamite are breaking up (again), but not before playing This is Hardcore in Philly this week (8/8) and their free House of Vans show (8/15) in Brooklyn with Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin'. RSVP for that show is closed.

Joyce Manor also have other shows around the one at HoV, including another Brooklyn show happening on August 17 at Knitting Factory with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for the Knit show are still available.

Obviously these are only a few of the upcoming punk shows in NYC. What else?

Some streams and the list of Casualites dates, below...

Continue reading "punk roundup: Black Flag, Descendents, Good Riddance, Night Birds, Angry Samoans, Casualties, Teen Agers and more"

Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Kid Dynamite

RSVP for the free Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin' show at House of Vans (8/15) opens today at 9 AM. Like all House of Vans shows, RSVP is required but entry is still first come, first served.

This one of the last two US shows for Kid Dynamite before their reunion comes to an end. (The other is Philly's This is Hardcore Festival.)

To see Joyce Manor play a smaller venue (and presumably a longer set), you can catch them headlining their own Brooklyn show two days later at Knitting Factory (8/17) with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for that show are still available.

Swearin' also play NYC again, opening for Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on 9/3 (sold out).

Meanwhile, House of Vans shows continue this Wednesday (7/31) with Melvins, Baroness, and Honky. That one's all RSVPed out, but you can also catch Baroness when their tour returns to NYC on August 14 at Irving Plaza with Royal Thunder (tix).

by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor in Philly in March (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
Joyce Manor

California's catchy, raw punks Joyce Manor are going on a short Northeast tour this August which includes their previously announced appearances in Brooklyn at House of Vans on August 15 with melodic hardcore vets Kid Dynamite, Dischord "supergroup" Red Hare, and lo-fi pop punks Swearin'; Philly with Radiator Hospital; and Connecticut with Ceremony. The House of Vans show is free with RSVP, which opens on July 29 at 9 AM and will probably "sell out" very quickly, like these HoV shows have been doing all summer.

Like Joyce Manor did when they played House of Vans last year, they've now added a headlining not-free ($12) show happening in Brooklyn at a much smaller venue, Knitting Factory on August 17. That show, and every other show on their Northeast run except House of Vans, is with Glocca Morra. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show go on sale Saturday (7/13) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Joyce Manor touring, playing Knitting Factory after House of Vans w/ Kid Dynamite, Swearin' & Red Hare (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Bleeding Rainbow at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bleeding Rainbow

Philly shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow (who we can expect a new album from soon) are wrapping up their tour with Fat Creeps this week, and as discussed, that tour brings them to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on Friday (7/5), a good post-4th of July option for those sticking around NYC. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a good option on the Fourth, Bleeding Rainbow will play a hometown festival in Philly, the two-venue-wide Buckfest. Bleeding Rainbow play the Golden Tea House with Screaming Females, Swearin', Radiator Hospital and more. That show starts at 6 PM, and admission is only $5-7.

Radiator Hospital at 285 Kent in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital is the project of Sam Cook-Parrott, who you may recognize as the bassist in Waxahatchee's live band and backup vocalist on "Peace and Quiet" from her album, Cerulean Salt. His new album, Something Wild is out now via Salinas and features contributions from many of his friends, including Swearin' members Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt. If you're into Swearin' and Waxahatchee, you'll likely enjoy Radiator Hospital; he's got a similar knack for raw, honest pop punk and the ability to ease into unpolished bedroom folk.

The whole album is great, but the real standout is the fourth track, "Our Song," a scrappy emo anthem with quotable lyric after quotable lyric and just the right amount of sap. He lets out vulnerable lines like "You won't get off that easy, no don't say you love me when you know you don't" and "I just hope that he loves you like I never could do, and you like what you found," just to name a couple. But by the end of the song the music cuts and he asserts, "When you call your mom back tell her that I'm the one leaving." And the band comes back in sounding just a bit more triumphant than before.

Radiator Hospital has a few other upcoming hometown Philly shows, including Sunday (7/7) at Hausu and one with Joyce Manor in August (tickets) right before Joyce Manor play CT with Ceremony and House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin' (free with RSVP).

Stream Radiator Hospital's new album below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.

Continue reading "Bleeding Rainbow playing Philly's 4th of July Buckfest before Mercury Lounge; Radiator Hospital released an LP (listen)"

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Ceremony

As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.

Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.

You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.

Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

Continue reading "Ceremony touring with Ed Schrader's Music Beat around This is Hardcore (dates & updated schedule)"

Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Kid Dynamite

As discussed, House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) is returning for another free summer concert series this year, and like we said we would, we're now excited to announce the very awesome lineups for this year's series. We already knew Baroness and The Melvins would be playing on July 31 and the rest of the schedule is as follows:

6/27 - Fucked Up, Title Fight & Hop Along
7/11 - Toro y Moi, Shlohmo & Jonwayne
7/18 - !!!, Jacques Renault Plus Special Guests Announced in Mid June
7/31 - The Melvins, Baroness & Honky
8/15 - Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, Swearin'
8/29 - Les Savy Fav, Delorean plus Special Guest
All shows are all ages and free with RSVP. Doors for each show are at 7. RSVP for the Fucked Up/Title Fight/Hop Along show opens Tuesday, June 11.

Flyer for the 2013 series and a Spotify playlist of the artists playing below...

Continue reading "House of Vans 2013 free show lineups announced (Fucked Up, Toro y Moi, Delorean, !!!, Title Fight, Kid Dynamite & more)"

FYF

LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2013 Lineup (My Bloody Valentine included)"

photos by Alyssa Tanchajja

Paint it Black / Loma Prieta @ First Unitarian Church 3/31/2013
Paint it Black
Loma Prieta

Paint it Black celebrated the release of their new 7", Invisible, with a release show at First Unitarian Church in their native Philadelphia this past Sunday (3/31). The show also featured appearances from Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Badside, and pictures/video from the wld event are below.

The Philadelphia show was Loma Prieta's stop on their current US trek, one that will take the Bay Area band to Saint Vitus tonight (4/2). Tickets are still available. Support will come from Goodtime Boys and Descender, who also played the venue last night with Russian Circles.

More pictures from First Unitarian Church are below.

Continue reading "Paint it Black played Philly record release party w/ Joyce Manor and Loma Prieta (pics); Loma Prieta play NYC tonight"

photos by Tracy Allison

Desaparecidos

After Conor Oberst brought his old band, Desaparecidos, through NYC last Tuesday (2/26) for a show at Wester Hall on their tour with Joyce Manor and Thursday/Rival Schools-related project States & Kingdoms, they stuck around to play the venue again the next night. Their setlist was the same as the previous night, including the entirety of their only album, Read Music/Speak Spanish, the band's new singles, and covers of Joyce Manor's "Constant Headache" (joined by members of the band) and The Clash's "Spanish Bombs."

More pictures of all three bands and Desaparecidos' setlist from night 2 below...

Continue reading "Desaparecidos, Joyce Manor, and States & Kingdoms played Webster Hall again (night 2 pics, setlist)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Desparacidos @ Webster Hall, 2/26/2013
Desaparecidos

Conor Oberst's former flame and current touring project Desaparecidos played their first of two NYC shows at Webster Hall last night (2/26) joined by Joyce Manor and States & Kingdoms (mem Thursday, Rival Schools, Small Brown Bike). The madness continues tonight (2/27) at the same venue and tickets are still available. How was the show? More pics from last night's show, including one of the setlist, are below.

Desaparecidos have been closing their night with a cover of Joyce Manor's "Constant Headache" at their shows with frontman Barry Johnson joining them on stage. You can watch a video of them playing the song at Monday's (2/25) Allston, MA show, below.

Continue reading "Desaparecidos played Webster Hall with Joyce Manor, States & Kingdoms (pics, setlist); do it again tonight"

photos by Guy Eppel

Desaparecidos' Conor Oberst @ The Stone Pony, 2/15/2013
Desaparecidos

Conor Oberst pulled his old band Desaparecidos out of retirement and their first East Coast tour in 10 years kicked off at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Friday night (2/15). Never without a good anecdote, Oberst reflected upon the time Desaparecidos played the nearby Convention Center opening for Jimmy Eat World. "It was one of the worst fucking shows of all time. Terrible. I laid down and didn't sing the last four songs, the crowd sucked so bad...and Jimmy Eat World's pretty terrible." In addition to their own songs, the band covered The Clash's "Spanish Bombs" and there's video of that, along with more pics from the show, below.

Desaparecidos will wrap up their East Coast jaunt with two shows at Webster Hall next week (Feb. 26 + 27) both of which are with Joyce Manor . Tickets are still available.

In other news, there's a new Desaparecidos 7" out that is available exclusively through the band's website. You can stream both sides below.

Continue reading "Desaparecidos played The Stone Pony in Asbury Park (pics, video), released new 7" (stream); NYC shows next week"

Desaparecidos at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Desaparecidos

As mentioned, Conor Oberst's reunited punk band, Desaparecidos will be touring with Joyce Manor this February. That tour hits NYC for the previously discussed show on February 26 at Webster Hall with States & Kingdoms, which is sold out, but the band have just added another date happening a day later (2/27) at the same venue. Tickets for the newly-added show go on AmEx and Fan (password: "backsell") presale today (12/12) at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (12/14) at noon.

The tour also hits Asbury Park's The Stone Pony on February 15 and tickets for that show are still available.

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

Continue reading "Desaparecidos add 2nd NYC show to tour (updated dates)"

Desaparecidos at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Desaparecidos

Earlier this year, Conor Oberst reformed his old punk band, Desaparecidos, who were only around briefly from 2001-2002. They only played a few shows, including FYF Fest, and now it looks like they've got more scheduled for 2013, including NYC which happens on February 26 at Webster Hall. The punk-oriented bill includes brash pop punks Joyce Manor and ex-Rival Schools/Thursday project States & Kingdoms. Tickets go on AmEx and Fan presale today (11/28) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/30) at noon.

UPDATE: The full tour was announced and includes Joyce Manor on every date. All dates, including an Asbury Park show at The Stone Pony on February 15, are listed below.

A full 2013 tour has not been announced yet, but all currently known dates are listed below, along with a stream of "MariKKKopa," a new track Desaparecidos dropped earlier this year.

Continue reading "Desaparecidos announcing 2013 shows, including 1 in NYC w/ Joyce Manor and States & Kingdoms (dates)"

Bon Iver at a 2012 ACL taping (more by Tim Griffin)

today in NYC
* ZZ Ward @ Joe's Pub
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Jill Sobule @ Joe's Pub
* Ben Howard @ Webster Hall
* Austra (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Bruce Springsteen @ MetLife Stadium
* Photoreal, Secret Cove @ Cameo
* Jeff Davis Denver General @ Barbes
* "Et cetera" Festival @ Public Assembly
* Aluk Todolo, Villians, Lussuria @ Saint Vitus
* Bahamas, Jason Collett @ The Bell House
* Marc Ribot & Roy Nathanson Duo @ The Stone
* Austra, Doldrums @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Joseph @ UCB East
* Bon Iver, Anais Mitchell @ Radio City Music Hall
* 1-800-BAND, Moto Gators, Apehangers @ Union Pool
* The Offspring, Neon Trees, Dead Sara @ Terminal 5
* R. Mexico, Musuki Aruvavo Lee, The Flag @ Zebulon
* The Whigs, Skaters, Country Mice @ Bowery Ballroom
* Blood Red Shoes, DZ Deathrays, Freshkills @ Glasslands
* Field Mouse, At Sea, Mansions & Junipers @ The Rock Shop
* Nate Wooley, Mazen Kerbaj @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
* Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD) DJ Set @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Brooms, Racing Heart, Sun for Moon, The Sewing Machine War @ Cake Shop
* Sewn Leather, Uumans, mancontrol, Kid Millions + C Michel, The Dreebs @ 285 Kent

Bon Iver begins his four-night run at Radio City tonight with Anais Mitchell opening. We're giving away tickets to Friday's show (9/21).

Sarah Silverman, who's been busy lately, is performing at UCB East tonight as part of their "Big Long Sets" series that "hosts headliners doing headlining sets without headliner prices. And drink your two drinks only if you feel like it!"

Also on the comedy tip, Rachel Dratch, Elna Baker, Kambri Crews and Karen Bergreen will talk about their craft at "That's What She Said: Conversations with Women Writers/Comics" at Public Assembly tonight (7 PM). It's free and part of the venue's week-long Et cetera festival.

It's national Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Austra (that's Arrrhhstra if you're a pirate) and Doldrums are DJing Glasslands tonight which is an afterparty for  their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Zambri opens at MHOW and you can listen to a remix they did for Doldrums below.

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Joyce Manor made a video for "Drainage/If I Needed You There" off their 2012 album, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired. Check it out below.

Tame Impala made a video for "Elephant" off their upcoming album, Lonerism (due out 10/9 via Modular). Check it out below.

Happy birthday to Jarvis Cocker (49), Chic's Nile Rodgers (60) and Paul Williams (72).

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photos by Debi Del Grande

Atlas Sound / Dinosaur Jr. / crowd
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures

LA's FYF Fest wrapped up on Sunday (9/2) after kicking off one day earlier. Sunday's portion of the fest gave us sets by Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing, Desaparecidos (Conor Oberst's old band who reformed this year), Paul Banks, Ceremony, Cursive, and many more.

Pictures of day 1 are HERE and more pics of day 2 are below.

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012: day 2 in pics (Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing and more)"

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

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.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Cursive/Titus/Crowd, House of Vans 8/16/2012
Cursive
Titus Andronicus
Cursive

It was another packed, sweaty show at House of Vans on Thursday night (8/16), with old school emo vets Cursive, beloved New Jersians TItus Andronicus and long-running indie rockers Love as Laughter. Pictures from their set are in this post. Joyce Manor opened the show and then sped off for a second show in Brooklyn at Acheron and you can read about that and see their HoV pics here.

Cursive will soon be on the road with Minus the Bear for a tour that hits NYC in September. Titus, meanwhile, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, Local Business, which is out October 23 on XL. Sam Jayne of Love as Laughter will DJ between sets at Sonny & the Sunsets and Magic Trick's show at Glasslands on Saturday (8/18).

Photos from last night's House of Vans show are below.

Continue reading "Cursive, Titus Andronicus and Love as Laughter played House of Vans (pics)"

photos by Ryan Muir, words by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor

Cali punks Joyce Manor made their way to NYC last night (8/16) for a free House of Vans show with Cursive, Titus Andronicus, and Love As Laughter. Pictures from their House of Vans set are this post. After their set, they headed over to the much smaller Brooklyn venue, Acheron, for a late show there. The line was already down the block almost an hour before doors opened and by 11 PM, opener Crushed took the stage, followed by Joyce Manor's Cap'n Jazzy tourmates Algernon Cadwallader, and finally around 12:30 AM, Joyce Manor walked out.

Due to the massive amount of kids ambushing the stage and running up onto it to stage dive, frontman Barry Johnson's mic was knocked over countless times, but with all the shouting along from the crowd, it didn't make a difference. For show standout, "Constant Headache," Barry was crowded with fans putting their arms around him and screaming along. When he wasn't bothering with the mic, he was leaning over the crowd with his low-hung guitar and singing with them, as the rest of the band rocked out as much as possible on Acheron's small crowded stage. It was a super fun, sweaty show and the band is far from a bore to watch. Like Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles, who they shared a bill with earlier that night, Barry is an overly confessional, descriptive, and slightly self-loathing frontman, and a bit of a show-stealer. But the rest of the band is relentless too, thrashing around on stage like the equally catchy and abrasive Cloud Nothings and Japandroids.

The set included a number of other highlights from their 2011 self titled LP, including "Call Out (Laundry)," "Constant Nothing," "Leather Jacket," and others, but unfortunately "Violent Inside," the single off of 2012's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired was the only track played off of that album. The punkier s/t LP is great and I can totally see why its material might be more fun to play live, but in addition to Tired's fast cuts like "If I Needed You There" and "Comfortable Clothes," working in the diversity of that album against their first would've better represented who the band is and the boundaries they so effortlessly cross. Hopefully next time around we'll get to hear more of that one -- tracks like "These Kind of Ice Skates" or "Bride of Usher" are some of Joyce Manor's best to date.

More pics from House of Vans and a video of Joyce Manor playing "Five Beer Plan" at their CT show earlier this week below...

Continue reading "Joyce Manor played House of Vans & Acheron (pics, review)"

Titus Andronicus at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus, whose ever-changing lineup is now Patrick Stickles (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Eric Harm (drums), Julian Veronesi (bass), Liam Betson (guitar) and Adam Reich (guitar), will release their third album, Local Business, on October 23 via XL. A press release reads:

While the first two albums were elaborate concoctions, Local Business is of the earth. Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band. This is to say, it was recorded primarily live with precious few overdubs, with an elite squad of musicians.
This should come as good news for those who thought The Monitor went too far away from the band's punk roots. Meanwhile, they did bring in Owen Pallett to contribute violin and still have song titles like, "Titus Andronicus VS. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)."

We heard one of the songs, "Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus," back in February when it premiered on WFMU. That track was since released on a split 7" with Diarrhea Planet and you can listen to it HERE. Some recent live videos of other new songs and the Local Business tracklist are below.

Titus will support the new album with a tour which hasn't been announced yet, but before then they'll play a free NYC show at House of Vans on August 16 with Cursive (who also have an upcoming tour with Minus the Bear), Love As Laughter, and Joyce Manor (who also play Acheron that same night [8/16]). RSVP is required.

The only other announced date for Titus at the moment is Fun Fun Fun Fest. Videos and tracklist are below.

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus announce new album, planning tour (meanwhile catch them at House of Vans)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

King Khan  at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
King Khan & the Shrines

The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:

July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, Tournament
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
The parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).

One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."

The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.

Continue reading "House of Vans full 2012 schedule announced: King Khan, Cursive, Washed Out, Titus Andronicus, Turbonegro, and more"

Joyce Manor

LA fuzz punks Joyce Manor will be playing FYF Fest and MusicFestNW this September, and they've just announced a summer tour leading up to those fests. That tour includes a run with Algernon Cadwallader which brings them to NYC for a show on August 16 at Acheron. All Joyce Manor dates are listed below.

If you've yet to check out Joyce Manor's new album, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, you can stream the whole thing at their Punknews profile, and the band's 2011 self titled debut is streaming on bandcamp.

You can also stream the track, "Violent Inside," off the new LP below, along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Joyce Manor touring this summer, playing Acheron (dates)"

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