Entries tagged with: Juan Wauters
by Bill Pearis
Georgia resident Ben Asbury is just 23 but has been into music for a long time ("I got into punk in the third grade" claims his press release) and now records under the guise Axxa/Abraxas. The band's self-titled debut came out this week (3/4) on Captured Tracks. It was made with Jarvis Taveniere from Woods, and you can definitely hear some of his band in Axxa/Abraxas -- the folky psych-pop and occasional falsetto vocals. It's a nice mellow listen, and you can stream the whole thing (via SPIN) below.
As mentioned briefly, Axxa/Abraxas will be playing Captured Tracks' Northside Festival showcase on June 13 at Warsaw with Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Juan Wauters, and Donovan Blanc. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (3/6). They'll play NYC before that, though, at Baby's All Right on March 21. No openers have been announced yet but tickets are on sale.
All Axxa/Abraxas dates are listed, along with streams, below...
NXNE returns to various Toronto venues from June 13-22, and since we last spoke the lineup has expanded. It now includes Spoon, Sleigh Bells, Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, A$AP Ferg, Metz, Ryan Hemsworth, Swans, Goat, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fuck Buttons, Low, Tim Hecker, Eagulls, Glasser, Kelela, Ratking, Perfect Pussy, Small Black, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, Swearin', Dan Croll, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Astro, Juan Wauters, Mutual Benefit, Guerilla Toss, Calvin Love, Alvvays, Hunters, Saint Rich and more Those join previously announcd artists like St. Vincent, Speedy Ortiz, Danny Brown, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco and more. Badges and wristbands are still on sale.
by Bill Pearis
The Beets' Juan Wauters released his first solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, last week on Captured Tracks. A little mellower than what his does with The Beets, it's a really nice record that sounds especially good on an overcast day like today. The album is available in a special gatefold edition with artwork (and a comic) by longtime visual collaborator Matthew Volz. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio.
He'll then open for the Vivian Girls' sold-out farewell show at Death by Audio on March 1, and then will be opening for Mac DeMarco 's upcoming tour including Webster Hall on April 9 with Amen Dunes and Tonstartssbandht. Tickets for Webster Hall are still available as well.
All tour dates, plus song streams and the flyer for the Baby's show, below...
Sebadoh @ Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
More Rough Trade shows this month are moving due to the still-unresolved sound/noise issues they're dealing with, including Friday's Lanterns on the Lake show (2/7) which is now an early show at Baby's All Right (doors 7:30 PM) with Jesse Woods and Andy Shauf (tickets); and Saturday's Mutual Benefit show (2/8) which is now at Knitting Factory (tickets).
Moves since we last posted include: the American Royalty show with Ghenghis Hans on 2/13 is now at Baby's All Right (doors at midnight, tickets here).
Juan Wauters was to play a record release show at RT on February 15 with Household and Las Rosas. That has been moved to the next day (2/16) at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Surfer Blood were to have played on March 3 with Wake Up. That show has moved to Glasslands and tickets are on sale now.
Cities Aviv (2/18) and Water Liars (3/1) have been canceled.
Sandra of SISU w/ Dum Dum Girls at Merc last week (more by PSquared)
Alex Bleeker at Brooklyn Bowl in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
SISU, Young Boys, VBA, Willy Muse, Brandon of Crocodiles (DJ) @ Cake Shop
When Sandra Vu isn't busy drumming in Dum Dum Girls, she's also making gothy shoegaze with her own project SISU (which also features DDGs guitarist Jules live). Willy Muse, who you may have caught playing bass in Widowspeak, also does his own thing at this show.
Juan Wauters @ Other Music
Juan Wauters is a very busy guy, playing many hometown shows with his band The Beets and also doing the solo thing quite often, like tonight at Other Music. Free admission, 8 PM start.
Sun Araw, Mark McGuire @ Body Actualized Center
Sun Araw is prepping a new album, Belomancie (out 2/18 via Drag City), and he's also got a new piece called "The (3) Vases," which he's performing from tonight. Ex-Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire was initially DJing this show, but he is now billed as "live," making this an excellent bill for fans of ambient/experimental music.
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Skies @ Manhattan Inn
Alex Bleeker spends much of his time playing in Real Estate, but his own band is quite different, giving him the opportunity to dive into bluesy psychedelia. They're playing acoustic at tonight's show, which is free and starts at 10 PM.
John Hodgman @ Union Hall
You may know John Hodgman as a Daily Show correspondent, but he's also got tons of his own excellent (and hilarious) material. Tonight's another of his Secret Society shows at Union Hall.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show, Night Train, which this week features Marina Franklin, Joe Zimmerman, Sabrina Jalles, Lukas Kaiser, and Matt Koff.
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Waxahatchee at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
As discussed, Brooklyn indie trio Vivian Girls are calling it quits, but not before playing a few final shows, including two in NYC. Those shows are sure to be bittersweet, and the sweet side has just gotten even sweeter. Openers for their Brooklyn shows have been announced for both shows, and they're pretty great.
The first show, which happens at Death by Audio on March 1, will be opened by Waxahatchee (who could headline the place themselves) and Juan Wauters of The Beets. The second show, which happens at Baby's All Right on March 2, will be opened by Waxahatchee's Don Giovanni labelmates Shellshag and Northampton indie punks Potty Mouth. Both shows are sold out.
Waxahatchee also have a ton of other dates coming up, which are listed, along with music from all four openers, below...
Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.
Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...
Mac DeMarco @ M for Montreal 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts)
As we wrote this morning, Mac DeMarco just played a very loose solo show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar over that weekend where he gave the crowd a taste of his new album, Salad Days, that will be out at some point this spring. Date for the album is still TBA but Mac just announced a North American tour that has him out with his Captured Tracks labelmate Juan Wauters and a few dates also include Amen Dunes. The NYC show will happen at Webster Hall on April 9 with Wauters and Tonstartssbandht. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (1/17) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/15) at noon.
You can see Tonstartssbandht twice in NYC this weekend, meanwhile. They play as part of Friday's (1/17) sold-out 285 Kent show headlined by Dan Deacon, and then they play Saturday (1/18) at Death By Audio as part of a bill that includes Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Each Other, Nurse and Soldier, and Baked.
All Mac DeMarco tour dates are listed below.
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
UPDATE: Lorde sold out both nights at Roseland and added a third happening on 3/10. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Maria Minerva is playing Mercury Lounge on January 31. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Juan Wauters (of The Beets) is playing Rough Trade NYC on February 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
People Get Ready are playing Baby's All Right on January 4 with Shy Hunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
TEEN are playing Baby's All Right on February 1 with Icewater, Tiger Dare and Pocean. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photos by Ellie Pritts; words by Bill Pearis
Mac DeMarco @ Club Soda, MTL 11/23/2013
Mac DeMarco and his band played the 2013 M for Montreal twice last week. First, as Walter TV, where Mac just plays bass, with Pierce McGarry on vocals and guitar. Then on Saturday night, he headlined (and sold out) the 1000-capacity Club Soda. Both shows were completely bananas, featuring constant stage diving and crowd surfing, male nudity and other shenanigans. (Club Soda also got impromptu covers "Takin' Care of Business," "Message in a Bottle," "Enter Sandman," and "Stairway to Heaven" in addition to Mac-penned favorites.) Pictures from Club Soda are in this post.
After a tour of Asia and Australia, Mac's Walter TV buds are moving to Los Angeles to be a band full-time while Mac is living in Brooklyn for a while. His third album, due out next year on Captured Tracks, is in the can. We might get a taste of LP#3 here in NYC when Mac DeMarco plays a solo set at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on January 10, with Delicate Steve, Hunters and C/T domo Mike Sniper on DJ duty. Like all Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows, it's free.
That's part of a weekend presented by Panache Booking. The next night (1/11) features Imperial Teen, Dot Wiggin Band, Arp, and Juan Wauters.
While The Beets are still active, singer Juan Wauters will be releasing his first solo album, titled N.A.P. North American Poetry, on February 4 via Captured Tracks (who put out the first two Beets albums). That's the cover art above, which was designed, as with all of Juan's records, by Matthew Volz. The album was made between fall 2010 and the summer of 2012 at Gary Olson's Marlborough Farms studio. You can stream "Water" from the record and watch a new video interview (made by Volz) below.
Juan has a few shows coming up, including a free one tonight (11/7) at Molasses Books in Bushwick (770 Hart St) with Flower Girl playing as well. He'll also play Queens Museum on Saturday (11/9, 4 PM) for the opening of Matthew Volz's stage installation as part of Queens International biennial; and then November 14 at Shea Stadium with Soft Black, Bully, and Beat Radio.
Meanwhile, The Beets (who just released a new single of Howard Stern covers) have shows too, including one in NYC on November 16 at Glasslands with Flower Girl and Jimmy Whispers. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
All Juan Wauters and The Beets tour dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below...
by Bill Pearis
To call Austin's John Wesley Coleman a musician doesn't really do him justice. He also paints, writes and is a funny, charming on-stage banterer/storyteller. He's a great songwriter, too. Last year he released The Last Donkey Show via Goner and back in April knocked-out Trans Am Summer Blues via Tic Tac Totally, and will release The Lizard of Pop in early 2014 for Burger.
Coleman is currently on tour and will play two shows in NYC, both with Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks: tonight (10/23) at Death by Audio with The Beets' Juan Wauters and Mail the Horse; and Cake Shop on Friday (10/25) with more bands TBA.
All JWC dates (many of which but not all are with The Sheiks) are listed, along with a couple videos and a Sheiks album stream, below...
The Flaming Lips at Wellmont Theatre in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ Terminal 5
Two bands who love making far-out psychedelia, but not without keeping a sense of pop in mind -- The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala -- team up to co-headline two nights at Terminal 5. Opening both nights is The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, because with that much psychedelic pop at one show, you gotta have a Lennon on the bill, right?
Big Boi, Killer Mike @ Brooklyn Bowl
Big Boi's currently the more active member of Outkast and while his solo stuff isn't anything to ignore, you can usually count on hearing tons of 'Kast at his shows too. His frequent collaborator and fellow ATLien Killer Mike opens the show.
Liam McEneaney @ The Bell House
Funny guy Liam EcEneaney is throwing a release party for his new CD, Comedian, and has invited a bunch of equally clever friends Christian Finnegan, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Gilbert Gottfried, Hannibal Buress, plus musical guests Starlight Girls and The Summer Replacements. Tickets are still available.
Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ State Theatre (NJ)
Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along. This tour has two more NYC-area shows, playing Port Chester's Capitol Theater tomorrow, and then on Saturday (10/5) will be at Webster Hall.
Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and theme of tonight's show is "Greatest Hits Night." So no need to scream for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," they're probably going to play that. Tickets are still available.
Jenny Hval, Ludwig Persik @ Mercury Lounge
Norway's Jenny Hval makes the kind of forward-thinking art pop that falls somewhere between Laurie Anderson and PJ Harvey. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Check out the kinda NSFW video for "Innocence Is Kinky," below.
Warpaint, DJ Nelleke @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's been over two years since LA dream pop quartet Warpaint were in NYC, but that finally changes tonight. There's been talk of a new album -- which will be their first since their 2010 debut -- so hopefully we'll hear some of that new stuff tonight. Sold out.
Jagwar Ma, DJ Angus Gruzman @ Glasslands
Australia's Jagwar Ma, whose debut album owes much to the '90s baggy scene, made their American debut at Mercury Lounge last night and tonight they're at Glasslands. Sold out but they'll be back in December.
Prince Rama @ Clocktower Gallery
Tonight is the premiere of Prince Rama's film, Never Forever, a free-form bit of strangeness that includes both the "twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen" and a "VR robot turned pop star." It looks kind of like The Apple? After the film there's a lecture, "Pop Music and the Apocalypse," from singer Taraka Larson. The event is sold-out but you can check out the trailer below.
Tyvek, Shark?, Darlings, Juan Wauters (The Beets) @ Death By Audio
On their way back from Goner Fest, Detroit noise punks Tyvek stop by Death by Audio to trash the place with a fine line-up of local openers.
Aaron Dilloway and Richard Pinhas, Matthew Regula, John Mannion, On a Clear Day @ Saint Vitus
Former Wolf Eyes' dude Aaron Dilloway tonight will play a collaboritive show with Richard Pinhas of '70s French prog band Heldon for what surely be some mind-expanding sounds.
Twin Peaks, Lost Boy?, Flagland, The Teen Age @ Shea Stadium
Chicago youngsters Twin Peaks make sprightly indie rock are back in town for two shows, and tonight's show also features The Teen Age who make equally catchy guitar pop.
Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese continues her four-night run at Gramercy.
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photos by Chris La Putt
Titus' Patrick Stickles and Liam Betson last night
Less than a month removed from their three-night run at the now-closed, much-missed Maxwell's in Hoboken, Titus Andronicus headlined a River Rocks show at Pier 84 last night (8/9), the final event of the summer in that space. In addition to that sad news (where has the summer gone?), it was also bittersweet to hear that TA member Liam Betson will be departing from the band -- he's moving to Canada -- and last night was his final show. Godspeed Mr. Betson.
Joining the band was Real-Estate-related project Ducktails and The Beets' frontman Juan Waters, all three of which fought off the bursts of rain. Pictures of all three are in this post.
After a few weeks off, Titus Andronicus will embark on a new set of dates concentrated on the Midwest and Northwest. No NYC in the cards just yet, but those in that portion of the US can check them out at the dates listed below below.
Waxahatchee @ Glasslands, April 2013 (more by Jonathan Bernstein)
Though the Seaport Music Festival has come to a close for the year, fans of after-work free shows along a body of water in NYC can keep the music going at River Rocks at Hudson River Park's Pier 84, which start this week. Thursday (7/11) is this year's kickoff event with Generationals, Waxahatchee, and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. 7 PM and, again, free.
Waxahatchee were to have performed on the Chris Gethard Show tonight (7/10) at 11 PM on Time Warner's MNN cable access network (and online), but just pulled out due to being sick. As far as we know Waxahatchee are still playing Thursday's River Rocks show.
You may remember that Fucked Up were recent music guests on the Chris Gethard Show and you can watch their performance below.
There have been additions to the other two upcoming River Rocks show as well. The Aves will open for Foxygen and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down on July 25; and Juan Wauters (of The Beets) opens for Titus Andronicus and Ducktails on August 8.
Fucked up video below...
As mentioned, San Francisco's The Mantles just released their new album, Long Enough to Leave, a lovely album loaded with '60s-inspired guitar pop. You can stream a few cuts from the LP below and listen to the whole thing via Rdio or Spotify.
Perhaps the album's catchiest single, "Hello," has just gotten the music video treatment and was directed by Grass Widow's Hannah Lew. You might also notice album producer Kelly Stoltz as the guy playing the toy piano. We've got its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.
You can also catch Juan this August at 285 Kent with Hunx & His Punx and Chain & the Gang.
All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Hunx & His Punx at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
Hunx took some time away from his band last year for his first solo album, but now he's back with Hunx & His Punx (whose lineup also includes Shannon from Shannon and the Clams) and is set to release the band's sophomore album, Street Punk, on July 23 via Hardly Art. So far, the new material is sounding like the band's most punk stuff to date. You can check out the album's single, "Bad Skin," along with some other tracks in the band's very '90s-looking "Street Punk Trilogy" video.
After the release of the album, Hunx will support it with a tour that kicks off in NYC on August 8 at 285 Kent. For that show, Hunx will be joined by a great lineup of Chain and the Gang (led by Ian Svenonius of Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, etc) and Juan Wauters of The Beets. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the "Street Punk Trilogy" video, album artwork and tracklist, below...
by Bill Pearis
Jackson Heights' The Beets established their love affair with professional wrestling with their first album, Spit On The Face Of People Who Don't Want To Be Cool, the title of which was a reference to wrestler Carlito Colón. Singer Juan Wauters gets in the ring -- with women, a la Andy Kaufman -- himself in the video for his new solo single "Sanity" which was director by longtime Beets design associate, Matthew Volz. Official statement about the shoot:
We created a posting in search of girls willing to wrestle Juan for a video, we got one response and Juan ended up, accidentally, giving her a black eye. The other girls tried their best to pin him, and he tried his best to pin the girls. This video is a tribute to the art of wrestling, and to Andy Kaufman, but most of all it's a tribute to your surroundings and how you create within them. Juan Wauters doesn't make music from Queens, he makes Queens music. And this is what it looks like.Juan will be on tour with San Francisco's The Mantles next month, including both stops in NYC: Shea Stadium on July 9 and Cake Shop on July 13. All dates are listed, along with that video, below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, San Francisco quartet The Mantles are releasing Long Enough to Leave via Slumberland on June 18. If you dig '60s garage pop, keep an eye out for this one. The band have just released a second track, "Hello," which you can stream alongside the previously-released "Brown Balloon" below.
We also knew that The Mantles were playing Cake Shop on July 13 which is with Piano Movers and Comet Gain/Crystal Stilts-related band Pale Lights. Turns out that is the final night of a short East Coast tour with Juan Wauters of The Beets. They've got a second NYC show as well at Shea Stadium on July 9 with the rest of the line-up still TBA. All tour dates are listed below.
We just posted about Italy's His Clancyness coming over for SXSW and it turns out there's another Italian group that will be here too on their way to SXSW. Brothers in Law hail from coastal town of Pesaro, on the Adriatic Sea, and have recently released their debut album, Hard Times for Dreamers. If you like the janglier side of late-'80s Creation Records (House of Love, Felt) or current stuff on Slumberland (Girls Names, Veronica Falls), you should check their album out -- it's streaming in full below.
Brothers in Law play Sunday (3/10) at Death by Audio with The Beets' Juan Wauters, Horrible Present and Missing Document. It looks like they're on early so for those who want to also catch Girls Names at Cameo the same night, maybe its doable. Or if you want to keep it in Italy, His Clancyness is at Glasslands right around the corner from DBA. There may be a Brothers in Law show on Friday (3/9) as well, venue TBA, we'll see. All known tour dates are below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Jeffrey Lewis - Cult Boyfriend (MP3)
Jeffrey Lewis @ Space Ducks party (more by Greg Cristman)
Jeffrey Lewis starts a U.S. tour on Thursday (11/8) in San Francisco that will wind its way across the country, finishing up with a NYC show at Knitting Factory on November 21 with Juan Wauters of The Beets opening the show. Tickets are now on sale.
If you haven't checked out Jeff's album from last year, A Turn in the Dream-Songs, you should definitely give it a spin, it's another trip into the mind of one of NYC's more thoughtful, witty songwriters. You can download "Cult Boyfriend" at the top of this post. Below is the video for his 2007 song "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" which remains one of the best ruminations on "indie famous" ever put to record (and the video's great), plus a full list of tour dates.