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Balance and Composure
Balance & Composure
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Laurie Anderson

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

Balance and Composure, Spill @ Union Pool (BV & Shiner Presents)
We're very excited to be co-presenting this show with Shiner Beers, headlined by the grungy Balance & Composure whose last NYC show was over a year ago at the much larger venue Irving Plaza. Opening is Spill, who recently formed with ex-members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons. Advance tickets are sold out (though if you get there early enough there will be a few tickets sold), but it's a $5 show and each ticket comes with a Shiner beer.

Wavves, Twin Peaks, Steep Leans @ Saint Vitus
Wavves' new album is their most polished yet and their most dedicated to straight-up rockers the whole time. They're an even bigger blast live, and the openers tonight are well-matched. First of two NYC shows.

Laurie Anderson @ Park Avenue Armory
Laurie Anderson's "Habeas Corpus" installation uses "film, sculpture, music, and video to examine the story of Mohammed el Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay." Open to the public during the day, it concludes at night with a celebratory concert and dance party with Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, guitarist Stewart Hurwood, and Anderson herself. This is the first of three nights.

Toro y Moi, Astronauts,etc. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Chillwave survivor Toro Y Moi rediscovered the guitar on his enjoyable new album What For? but his funky, relaxed spirit remains.

Tanya Tagaq "Nanook of the North" @ National Sawdust
Inuit throat singer and Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq has collaborated with Bjork and her live show is considered a "gotta-see-it-live" experience. Tonight she performs a live score to the 1922 silent documentary Nanook of the North.

Sinkane, Justin Strauss @ Good Room
Sinkane, aka multi-talented Brooklynite Ahmed Gallab, has helmed the multi-city William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb tribute concerts, toured with Caribou, and last year released his fifth album, the underrated Mean Love. Entry is free before midnight with RSVP: email goodroomgoodvibes@gmail.com to get on the list.

Ought, LVL UP, Rick Maguire (of Pile) @ Secret Project Robot
Montreal's Ought get compared to Talking Heads a lot which comes across a lot more live than on record (such as their just-released Sun Coming Down). But live you also get why they've got such a fervent following -- frontman Tim Darcy's onstage charisma is hard to ignore. Seeing them at a space like SPR will be extra fun.

Fiasco, Cuntz, Super FM, Turbosleaze @ Palisades
Given their name and their hometown (Melbourne, Australia), you can probably guess what Cuntz sound like: bruising garage punk that's as bitter as vegemite. All good things, mind you.

Salad Boys, Unity @ Elvis Guesthouse
New Zealand's Salad Boys make the kind of fiercely strummed, jangly guitar pop that never really goes out of style (even if it's never exactly in style, either). They just released their terrific new album, Metalmania, via Trouble in Mind.

Sporting Life, Dev Hynes, Teengirl Fantasy, Sadaf, DJ Earl @ Elvis Guesthouse
After the Salad Boys show is the record release party for '55 5's, the new album from Sporting Life (aka Eric Adiele, known for his work as one-third of Ratking). He'll be performing live with HANN, Chris Designs, and special guests, plus DJ sets from Dev Hynes, Teengirl Fantasy and more.

Kehlani, Thundercat, Austin Millz @ FADER + vitaminwater
The alt-R&B bubble hasn't completely burst, as promising new artists like Kehlani are continuing to prove. Bass wizard Thundercat makes this a very cool double bill.

Eskimeaux, Told Slant, Attic Abasement, Real Life Buildings @ Baby's All Right
Eskimeaux's 2015 album OK is one of the brightest pop albums to come out of the whole Northeast DIY thing that's been going on lately. Eskimeaux is part of the Epoch collective, and fellow Epoch band Told Slant are worth catching too.

Alberich, Azar Swan, Lussuria @ The Acheron
It's a cool bill all around at the Acheron tonight with one-man industrial band Alberich, goth pop band Azar Swan, and dark ambient musician Lussuria.

Future Punx, Pill, Wall @ Alphaville
With songs flowing into each other and callbacks/codas to others, Future Punx's debut album is a gleaming, seamless, fun, and highly danceable dystopian look our our post-everything world. Tonight's the record release party.

Boytoy, Raccoon Fighter, Savants @ Good Room
Brooklyn trio BOYTOY make no-nonsense, ultra-catchy, punky indie rock and tonight is the release party for their debut album.

Oberhofer, Honduras @ Rough Trade
Brad Oberhofer will released his new album, Chronovisions in August which is more of his cheerful brand of indie rock/pop.

GGOOLLDD, NO/NO @ Rockwood Music Hall
These two Milwaukee bands have been on tour together and they hit NYC tonight: GGOOLLDD make big-sounding synthpop and NO/NO are kinda Joy Division-y.

Ibeyi, Vicktor Taiwò, Janelle Kroll @ Webster Hall
XL-signed French-Cuban duo Ibeyi make soulful downtempo pop on their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year.

Wolf Alice, Drenge, Made Violent @ Warsaw
If you like the more mainstream side of '90s alternative rock, buzzy UK bands Wolf Alice and Drenge might be your thing.

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by Bill Pearis


With no less than a mansion, a state beach, and a three-mile stretch of Los Angeles road bearing his surname, Ned Doheny easy-glided into the 1970s on a crest of notoriety. Signposting Ned's sojourn through the LA recording industry were Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Chaka Khan, Graham Nash, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Bonnie Raitt, and David Geffen--each a household name both inside and far from southern California. And while no bust of Ned Doheny appears alongside those of his Laurel Canyon brethren in the pantheon of classic rock, it's not for lack of songwriting abilities or recording chops.
Somewhat a '70s soft rock cult artist, Ned Doheny experienced a bit of a rediscovery in 2014 when his great "Get It Up for Love" was placed as the lead track to groovy compilation Too Slow to Disco and, more notably, lauded reissue label The Numero Group released Separate Oceans, a compilation of his prime cuts. You can stream Separate Oceans via Rdio and check out a YouTube mix of songs below.

Apparently Doheny has never played New York City before but that will change soon as he plays Sunday (8/9) on the roof at Le Bain in the Standard Hotel. Ned will play solo acoustic, with the show starting right before sunset (doors are 5 PM) -- and magic hour seems like the right time to see him. Good news: the show is free (you can RSVP to the Facebook event page). Bad news is this disclaimer language: "Please note: unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all guests. Access is at the discretion to the club. Thanks for your understanding." So get there early and look your best. After Ned's performance there will be DJ sets by Bing Ji Ling and Justin Strauss if you wanna stick around. Flyer for the show, plus a recent video of Doheny playing "Get it Up for Love," is below...

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photo: Yumi Zouma at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yumi Zouma

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

Government Issue, Blockhead, Agitator, Lakras @ Acheron
DC hardcore legends Government Issue have been reunited since 2010, but they've yet to play NYC in that time. Now they finally will, and you can likely expect a lot of 1981's classic Legless Bull. Their current lineup is John Stabb (vocals), John Barry (guitar), Dwayne Bruner (bass), and Karl Hill (drums).

Travi$ Scott, Trippy Turtle, Walshy Fire, DJ Craze, Shift K3Y, Mija, Eauxzown, ARQ, Adamboy @ 50 Kent
This show, billed as the 'Greatest Day Ever,' puts Kanye collaborator Travi$ Scott with dance producers Trippy Turtle and Shift K3Y, Major Lazer's Walshy Fire, and more.

Wolf Eyes, Blazer Sound System @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Long-running noise band Wolf Eyes play two NYC shows today. The first is this free afternoon show and then...

Wolf Eyes, Dogleather, Couch Slut @ Palisades
...They do it again late night at Palisades.

Boys Noize, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, A.G. Cook, Danny Harle, Lafawndah, Lotic @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with afternoon sets from two of the PC Music guys, big-name electronic musician Boys Noize, Tri Angle's Lotic, and more.

Boys Noize, Trina, Jubilee, Nadastrom, Venus X, Busy P, Boston Bun, Star Eyes @ Brooklyn Mirage
Boys Noize does it again after Warm Up at this Miami-centric "bacchanal" called Magic City.

Blondes, Teengirl Fantasy, Heretic, Tronik Youth, JDH & Dave P, Facets @ Good Room
There really are a ton of options for tonight if you like to go out and dance. Here's another -- a release party for local duo Blondes' new Persuasian EP on RVNG Intl.

Andrew Jackson Jihad, Jeffrey Lewis & the Bolts, Sharkanoid, Ian Graham (of Cheap Girls) @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
This is a good bill all around. Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis walk the line between folk punk, anti-folk and indie rock. Sharkanoid is power pop from veteran ska musicians Dan Potthast (MU330) and Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug, Bomb the Music Industry!), and there's a solo set from Ian Graham, frontman of the Smoking Popes-y Cheap Girls.

Yumi Zouma, Future of What @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma make danceable, effervescent, pop with a winsome, nostalgic air. The band's second EP came out earlier this year via Cascine.

A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle @ Baby's All Right
Two of PC Music's major creative forces play tonight. While it likely won't be the insane spectacle that was PC Music's "Pop Cube" extravaganza, expect some razzle-dazzle tonight.

The Detroit Cobras, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Motor City garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras play their first of two NYC-area shows tonight.

Horse Meat Disco, Justin Strauss, Danny Krivit, Tad Haes @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

Real Numbers, Bummers Eve, Citizen Blast Kane @ Don Pedro
Milwaukee's Real Numers make mod-ish, tinny and relentlessly catchy indiepop that owes a whole lot to Television Personalities. Tonight's their second of three NYC shows.

"Indie '80s" @ BAM Rose Cinemas
BAM's totally awesome film series showcasing the fringe outside Hollywood during the Reagan Years starts tonight with two greats: Penelope Spheeris' hair metal doc Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and Jim Jarmusch's charming, hangdog comedy Stranger Than Paradise.

U2 @ Madison Square Garden
It begins, the first of eight U2 shows at Madison Square Garden. Word from earlier stops on the "Innocence + Experience" tour say that U2 have created a stadium spectacle like never seen before -- which is just what you'd expect for these ticket prices.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Aviv
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Henry @ Prospect Park
Former singer for Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens just released her first solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, whcih takes country and soul standards and gives them a brand new spin. This is a free show.

Summer Scum 4 @ Trans-Pecos
This two-day, all-day fest features a cavalcade of noise, drone, outsider music and, of course, scum. Saturday's artists include Drew McDowall (ex Coil/Psychic TV), Plague Mother, Ligature, Jason Crumer and many, many more.

Stranger Cat, Loving You, The Creators Collective @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stranger Cat, the electronic art pop duo of Cat Martino and Sven Britt, released their debut album earlier this year, which featured a collaboration with Sufjan Stevens. Tonight they play at this show, which will be screening Strange Bedfellows.

Baked, Two Inch Astronaut, Stove, Wing Dam, Palm @ Shea Stadium
If you'd like a night of '90s-style indie rock and post-hardcore, many of the bands on this bill will scratch that itch.

Kacey Musgraves, Andrew Combs @ The Paramount
Kacey Musgraves has been getting a lot of acclaim outside of the country world lately, and it's well deserved. This year's Pagent Material is a good record. If you're going tonight, it's just as worth catching Andrew Combs, who's also country but has a big Paul Simon influence too.

Karma to Burn @ Black Bear Bar
Karma to Burn have been making instrumental stoner rock since the late '90s. They broke up for a bit, but reunited back in 2009 and have released three records since then, making their current run as prolific as their original one.

Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season, Blackout @ Saint Vitus
These are all newer bands, but they all do justice to '70s-style hard rock and proto-metal. Good bill all around.

Failure @ The Space at Westbury
Alt-rock/space rock band Failure recently released The Heart Is a Monster, their first album since 1996. They're back in fine form, as tonight's show will surely prove.

Planes Mistaken for Stars @ Asbury Lanes
Planes Mistaken for Stars put out three great forward-thinking post-hardcore albums in the 2000s. One of those albums, No Mercy, just got reissued on Deathwish, and the band is now on tour in support of that.

Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Capitol Theatre
The San Francisco Sound is in the air this year, with 50th anniversary celebrations from both The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. Both of those bands' spirits will be in the house tonight, with JA spinoff Hot Tuna and the Dead's old pals, the New Riders.

R. Kelly, Floetry @ Prudential Center
British neo-soul/hip hop duo Floetry broke up after their 2005 sophomore album, Flo'Ology, and Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (aka The Floacist) embarked on separate solo careers. Now they're back in action, and on a reunion tour which hits the NYC-area three times. This is the first, and it's opening for R. Kelly.

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photo: TVOTR at T5 earlier this week (more by Amanda Hatfield)

photo: Parquet Courts at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)

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

Pixies, TV on the Radio, John Grant @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
If you'd like to spend the Saturday of your Memorial Day Weekend out in Asbury Park, BrooklynVegan is presenting this show with indie greats Pixies and TV on the Radio, as well as singer/songwriter John Grant. Hope to see you there.

Parquet Courts, Radioactivity, Pill @ House of Vans
Part of HoV's "Almost Summer" series, this is a pretty killer free show, headlined by locals Parquet Courts, and also including Texas rippers Radioactivity and the sax-fueled, gleefully unhinged Pill. RSVP is closed at this point.

Perfect Pussy, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords, Nonsense @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the last night ever to see shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and they're going out with a bang with noise punks Perfect Pussy, the Fugazi/Slint-esque Big Ups, and more.

Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, Handbraekes, Cities Aviv, Salva, Spank Rock & more @ Webster Hall
It's the 10th anniversary of Boysnoize Records and in celebration of that, label head Boys Noize has this pretty awesome show with French house vet/"Flat Beat" producer Mr. Oizo as well as Handbraekes (aka Oizo and Boys Noize), LA newcomer Salva, rap weirdo Cities Aviv, Baltimore party-starter Spank Rock, and more. It starts at 10 PM and is likely going late.

Face to Face, Royal Psalms @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second night of Face to Face's 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom, and tonight they'll play 1994's Big Choice in full. Royal Psalms, who have members of Crime In Stereo, Daytrader and Aficionado, open the show.

Juan Wauters, Air Waves, My Teenage Stride, Green Pages, Paper Fleet @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop's celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with some "super shows" on the weekends, and tonight's features some of the venue's favorite local bands, including criminally underrated My Teenage Stride and Beets frontman Juan Wauters.

MOTHXR, Avan Lava, Religia, Banker$ (DJs) @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
While we're losing Brooklyn Bazaar, the folks behind it will open Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. Today's the opening day with Mxther (front by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgely), Avan Lava and Religia. Music starts at 2 PM.

Follakzoid, SQURL @ Rough Trade
Chilean psych band Föllakzoid released their third album this month via Sacred Bones. It's four long, interconnected tracks making for a seriously heavy trip. Zone out tonight

Shilpa Ray, James Chance @ Rough Trade
Shilpa Ray released her new album, Last Year's Savage, this week via Northern Spy and tonight's the record release show which also features No Wave skronker James Chance. Let's hope for a little collaboration tonight, they're both intense/dark performers.

Melt Banana, Hot Nerds, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
These Japanese rockers have been melting faces (and bananas) since the early '90s with their hybrid of grindcore, noise, electronics and anything else that fits in their blender. Good openers too.

Spoonboy, Bellows, The Goodbye Party, Emilyn Brodsky, Shark Shark @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever NYC show for the catchy punk-ish Spoonboy before he retires the project. Epoch band Bellows, ex-Ambulars band The Goodbye Party and more round out the lineup.

The Blues Magoos, The Cynz @ Bowery Electric
Psych/garage vets Blues Magoos released their influential debut album, Psychedelic Lollipop back in the late '60s, and in 2008, singer/organist Ralph Scala, guitarist Peppy Castro and drummer Geoff Daking from that era reformed the band (with new members Mike Ciliberto and Peter Stuart Kohlman). They're still kicking and play NYC again tonight..

Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The Fad, Broadcaster, Vape @ Mr. Beery's
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. They've got this Long Island show in between their two NYC shows, and it's extra exciting because local greats Iron Chic (who played NYC with Face to Face last night) are on the bill too. Melodic punks Broadcaster are also worth showing up early for.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Shea Stadium
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) (DJ Set), Pat Mahoney (DJ Set), Justin Strauss (DJ Set) @ Cameo
If you're looking to dance, here's a night that features DJ sets from Cut Copy's Ben Browning, DFA mainstay Pat Mahoney, and veteran NYC DJ Justin Strauss.

It's the second day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Skream, Matthew Dear, Empire of the Sun, Psychemagik, and more.

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the line for Other Music on Record Store Day 2014 (more by PSquared)

Record Store Day 2015 is Saturday (4/18) and, as usual, some stores are doing special events as well. We already posted Rough Trade's events -- which include performances by Dresden Dolls and Sondre Lerche, and signings by Buzzcocks and Kim Gordon (schedule below) -- and here's a rundown of what else is going on in NYC. Remember it won't be quite as easy running around the city this year as the L Train will not be running from 8th Ave - Bedford at all this weekend (and the four weekends after that). With that in mind, here's Here's a rundown:

In Manhattan, Other Music usually has guest DJs for RSD, but this year will feature three in-store performances: 75 Dollar Bill (noon), Mantana Roberts (3 PM), and Laraaji (5 PM). Other Music is open from 10 AM - 8 PM on Record Store Day. More info here.

A block away from OM, In Living Stereo will be open at 8AM and have performances from Flowers of Evil (vintage-style punk rock from members of Crocodiles and A Place to Bury Strangers), as well as 3 Bean Stew and Pisser. There's also free PBR all day long. What RSD titles they ordered is here and schedule is below.

Generation Records on Thompson St in the Village will be open at 10 AM and they'll have in-store performances from sleazy hard rockers Mammal at 2 PM and Brooklyn speed-thrash outfit Iron Force at 3 PM. Flyer is below.

Great little East Village store Turntable Lab will be open at 10 AM and have guest DJs spinning all day, including Nancy Whang, Justin Strauss, Eli Soul Clap, Blue Jems, Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Midnight Magic, Monk One, Nomi Ruiz and more. You can check out what #RSD15 titles they're planning on carrying here, and they'll have a printable checklist for easy ordering available starting Friday (4/17).

Another East Village store, Good Records, will open at the civilized hour of noon on Saturday and will carry a number of RSD15 titles. They add, "As always, we will be putting out a great collection of rarities and classics culled for the day from our last few months of buying. Weather permitting, we will fire up the grill in back once the ruckus dies down. burgers, dogs and adult beverages for a nominal donation."

In Brooklyn, Academy Annex in Greenpoint will be open at 10 AM. There will be a free performance by Steve Gunn at 7 PM and Academy will be providing free coffee for people who line up early. The NYC branch of Academy will be stocking RSD titles as well as putting out a special collectible 45s selection.

Not too far from Academy in Greenpoint, Captured Tracks shop will be open at 10 AM as well, as will Ear Wax in Williamsburg. Norman's Sound & Vision in Williamsburg is open 9 AM to 9 PM on Saturday.

Co-Op 87 in Greenpoint will once again be open for the entirety of Record Store Day 2015, midnight to midnight, and they'll be stocking select RSD titles.

The Record Grouch in Greenpoint will be open regular hours (noon - 8 PM) and, while they won't be carrying any RSD exclusives, they have 20 boxes of unsorted $1 records they've been holding onto just for the occasion.

Permanent Records, which relocated from Greenpoint to South Slope, does not have any in-store performances, but will be stocking lots of RSD15 titles and will be open from 11 AM.

DUMBO's Halcyon Records will be having an all-day RSD celebration:

Free giveaways, drinks, smiles and pleasurable company to spare. We will be carrying a huge selection of Record Store Day titles ranging from Rock to Soul to Pop to Hip-Hop, as well as an excellent batch of special House & Techno RSD releases. Be sure to check out our latest selection of used records as well...we have taken in some serious collectable gems, dancefloor smash hits and classics for days...
There will be Output DJs and Halcyon staff spinning all day. Lineup is listed below.

Over in New Jersey, Vintage Vinyl will be open at 8 AM and stocking over 300 titles.

And if you're shopping on Saturday, check out our guide to Record Store Day 2015 releases.

What else? Flyers and in-store schedules, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Jacques Greene

Montreal producer Jacques Greene already put out the great Phantom Vibrate EP earlier this year, and recently followed it with a new EP/single, After Life, After Party. The UK garage influences are still there, but there's some rubbery house-style bass on that title track too. Stream the EP below.

Jacques' currently on one last North American tour of 2014, hitting NYC this Saturday (12/6) at Slake for a show with Rinsed DJs, Justin Strauss and BOY/FRIEND+THENEWDEAL. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...

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Ex Cult @ DbA, 2013 (more by Devan Council)

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and as usual there's no shortage of things to do. On the music front, if you'd like to get away (but not too far away) for the long weekend, there's a few good festivals. Headbangers may want to head to Maryland Deathfest for Agalloch, Crowbar, Gorguts, Ulcerate, and more. Or you can get your indie rock on at Boston Calling with The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and more. Or maybe you're more the punk type and will head to Michigan for Bled Fest with Title Fight, The Menzingers, Self Defense Family, Frameworks, Little Big League and more.

If you're staying in NYC this weekend, there's plenty to do here as well. Head below to check our top 10 list of events going on this weekend...

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Palehound @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Record Store Day 2014 is just a couple weekends away (Saturday, April 19) and even if you aren't one of the ones clamoring for RSD exclusive releases, you can partake in teh festivities via free in-store performances. Rough Trade NYC has announced it's slate of RSD live music performers: Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark Mulcahy, Milagres, Nothing, Palehound, and The Rails. Additionally, the day will feature DJ sets by Bella Union's Simon Raymonde, the folks at Daptone Records, Justin Strauss, and Deano Sounds of Cultures of Soul Records. Set times have not been announced but the performances are free to attend.

The Rails, which features Kami Thompson (Richard & Linda Thompson's daughter), plays London's Rough Trade East in the morning and flies to NYC immediately after for her show at the Williamsburg location (shades of Phil Collins at Live Aid there).

Fear of Men play another free show in NYC the night before (4/18) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, with Beverly, Alvvays and Beach Day.

If you are one of those looking for RSD14 exclusive releases, Rough Trade has published their list of what they're getting in the store. On Record Store Day, Rough Trade NYC opens at 9 AM.


One of last year's coolest reissues was Who Is William Onyeabor? which collected many of the cult Nigerian funk singer and synthesizer pioneer William Onyeabor's best tracks. For more on who he is, this past week a new Onyeabor documentary, titled Fantastic Man, premiered online, featuring interviews with Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith of Caribou, the Human League's, Martyn Ware (The Human League), Femi Kuti and many more. It's well worth watching and you can do so in this post.

There is also a remix album, titled What?, that was commissioned by Moog and will be released on Record Store Day (April 19) featuring reworkings by Hot Chip, The Vaccines, Justin Strauss & Bryan Mette, Joakim ft. Akwetey (Dragons of Zynth), JD Twitch (Optimo), Daphni, Javelin, David Terranova, Policy and Scientist.

And last but not least there will be a series of tribute concerts happening in cities around the world this spring, including two in NYC on May 2 & 3. Details have not been announced yet, so stay tuned.

You can listen to Who is William Onyeabor? via Rdio, and watch the Fantastic Man documentary below...

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AVAN LAVA at Webster Hall in June (more by Jonathon Bernstein)

We already knew Chicago house producer Moon Boots will be playing New Year's Eve at Glasslands (tickets), and since we last spoke, more danceable NYE options in NYC have been announced.

NYC dance party FIXED is ringing in the new year at Cameo Gallery with AVAN LAVA, Juan Maclean (DJ), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael, Alan + Andrew Blancato, Mondo Indie Dance Party and FIXED regular JDH. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

French disco house producer Para One, who we highlighted earlier this year, is returning to NYC for a NYE party at Slake that also includes Gesaffelstein, Brodinski and many more. Full lineup and more info here.

Electro rapper Spank Rock will celebrate NYE at El Privado (518 W. 27th St.) with Amanda Blank Roxy Cottontail, Good Peoples and DJ Baby Eagle. Tickets are on sale.

NYC DJ team The Rub are throwing their NYE party at their home of The Bell House with DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven, Nick Catchdubs and Prince Klassen. Tickets are on sale.

And lastly, Blkmarket and ReSolute are teaming up with Output for a lengthy NYE party there with a huge lineup that includes Mathew Dekay, Avatism, Jimmy Edgar and many more. Full lineup and tickets here.

UPDATE: Tanlines are also DJing Brooklyn Bowl. Doors and show at 12:30 AM. Tickets are on sale.

Also check out other, non-dancey NYE concert options in NYC.

California X at Death by Audio in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
Cali X

Priests at MHOW in October (more by Wei Shi)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

California X, Perfect Pussy, Yvette, Flagland, Blessed State @ Shea Stadium
Every band on this five-band bill is worth seeing, and this much talent in the tiny Shea Stadium is sure to turn into a total mess (in the best way possible). There's Amherst sludge rockers California X, seriously intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, noisy art rockers Yvette, Brooklyn garage punks Yvette, and Northampton mid-'80s style hardcore punks Blessed State.

Priests, Noun (Marissa Paternoster), Heavy Bangs, Arm Candy @ Silent Barn
This show is the live music portion of Fvck the Media's public editorial meeting. Meeting starts at 7 and then by 8 we get Arm Candy, Heavy Bangs (the new band of Cynthia from Radiator Hospital), Marissa Paternoster's (of Screaming Females) other band Noun, and passionate DC post-punks Priests.

Holograms, TV Ghost, Heaven's Gate @ 285 Kent
Sweden's Holograms offer up a bleak postpunk landscape on their new album, Forever, which should sound good in the industrial confines of 285 Kent.  TV Ghost's gothy sound -- and locals Heaven's Gate -- make more an all-around noisy/angsty evening.

San Fermin @ Ace Hotel
While they play Music Hall of Williamsburg next week, chamber pop outfit San Fermin play a free show today as part of Ace Hotel's "Five at Five" series.

The Soupcans, BBIGPIGG, Fins, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Toronto's The Soupcans make speedy post-hardcore filled with all the anger, sarcasm, and weirdness you need. They're in NYC for two shows this weekend, both of which should get pretty intense. Connecticut noise rockers Fins are on tonight's bill and they're worth catching too.

Andrew Cedermark, Average Girl, Cosmonaut @ Cameo Gallery
Ex-Titus Andronicus member Andrew Cedermark has been on his own for a few years, having last released his Home Life album this year.

Household, Aye Nako, Air Waves, Sapphire Mansions @ Death By Audio
This whole bill is good, though we'd especially recommend catching Aye Nako who do pop punk right, and Household who are celebrating the release of their new Elaine's EP. It's also a release show for Sapphire Mansions' new mini-LP as well, so be sure to visit the merch table.

TEEN, Forest Fire, Splashh, Valleys @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are curated by Kanine Records, who offer up a good bill tonight, with UK band Splashh (in a stripped down line-up), Montreal's ethereal Valleys, and local band TEEN. It's free and you can do some holiday shopping while you're there too.

Negative Approach, The Casualties, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Europa
Tonight Europa's got a double-header of classic punk from Negative Approach and The Casualties, and local openers Nuclear Santa Claust do justice to the sound those (and other) bands helped create.

The Range, Octo Octa, Obey City @ Glasslands
It's a solid night of IDM at Glasslands with upcoming Rhode Island producer The Range and Brooklyn deep house regular Octo Octa.

A$AP Ferg, Joey Fatts & A$hton Matthews, Overdoz, 100s @ Irving Plaza
Rocky wasn't the only A$AP member to put a great record this year. A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord was a solid statement of its own that made Ferg more than just "part of A$AP Rocky's crew" and "Shabba" is up there with the best rap singles of the year.

Mori @ Pop Montreal (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Born Cages, MORI, Double Life @ Glasslands
New Montreal band Mori make slinky, alluring dancepop on their debut EP. We liked them last month at Pop Montreal. Worth a look.

French Horn Rebellion, Savoir Adore, Rush Midnight @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
FHR and Savoire Adore are BFFs, collaborate together and are often tourmates, so don't be surprised if you can't tell where one band stops and the next starts tonight. Adding to the dancepop vibes are the Police-ish sounds of Rush Midnight.

Revenge, Abazagorath, Krieg, Woe @ Saint Vitus
Canadian war metal band Revenge descends upon NYC for a two-night stand at Saint Vitus this weekend. Local black metallists Woe kick things off, and they are not to miss.

Flosstradamus, Been Trill, DJ Spinz @ Terminal 5
Flosstradamus have been putting on great dance parties for years, and now they're bigger than ever before, taking on a sold out show at NYC's huge Terminal 5.

Low Fat Getting High, Huntronik, Hundos, Haybaby @ The Grand Victory
Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High make fast 'n' catchy punk songs, and with almost no time between songs, their shows feel even faster. It's a total blur and a great time.

Anna von Hausswolff, Noveller @ Union Hall
Master of the church organ, AvH will bring her cathedral vibes -- and otherworldly voice -- to Union Hall tonight.

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, Frank Bango @ The Bell House
While both members of The dB's, Stamey and Holsapple tonight are playing their collaborative 1991 album, Mavericks (made while the dB's were broken up), in full.

Darlene Love @ BB King's
The "He's a Rebel" singer and '60s girl group icon delivers the hits tonight

Liquor Store, Hector's Pets, 1-800-Band, Citizen Blast Kane @ Union Pool
NJ garage rockers Liquor Store are about to head out on a tour of the US, but before they leave they play this local tour kickoff show tonight.

Math the Band, Stephen Brodsky, Chumped, Kerbivore @ The Gutter
This is a pretty diverse and all-around great happening at The Gutter tonight. Math the Band have played shows with Peelander-Z and Andrew WK which makes a lot of sense because they're also a "party-first-songs-second" kind of band. Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky is playing solo, Brooklyn's lyrical, scrappy pop punks Chumped are always worth catching, and Staten Island indie rockers Kerbivore are pretty solid too.

Painted Zeros, Turnip King, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy, Gingerlys @ Emet
This is a benefit for all-ages concert listings zine Showpaper, featuring a host of quality local bands.

The Saddest Landscape, My FIctions, Trophy Scars, Sleep Bellum Sonno @ Stevens Institute Of Technology
Tonight, Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology gets a killer post-hardcore show in their Jacobus Lounge with likeminded bands The Saddest Landscape and My Fictions who just released a collaborative split which hopefully means some collaborating tonight. Hometown art rockers Trophy Scars are on the bill too.

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

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Hercules & Love Affair (aka Andy Butler) is getting in the Halloween spirit in a big way, headlining an All Hallows Eve party this Saturday (10/26) at Gramercy Theatre. Their onetime DFA labelmates The Crystal Ark are also on the bill, along with an army of DJs. The party promises to "transform Gramercy Theatre into a garden of Extra-sensory audiovisual terror and earthly delights. All Hallows Festival will feature multiple floors, spectral light-shows, a theater of the damned, fully stocked bars, a 3 AM costume contest and mystical haunted environments." Tickets are on sale now and more details are on the flyer below.

We haven't gotten a new H&LA album since 2011's Blue Songs. While there's no word on its follow-up, Butler has remixed "New York, New York" by no wave obscurity DeeKay Jones and you can stream that in this post, along with a mix H&LA made in September.

Flyer and song streams below...

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Halloween Cat

We were just talking about holiday shows in NYC in celebration of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, but before we get there, there's a ton of stuff to do for Halloween as well.

Like they've done in the past, Cypress Hill will play a show around then at Best Buy Theater on October 30 with Method Man collaborator Redman. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Zappa Plays Zappa (aka the band led by Frank Zappa's son Dweezil performing his father's music) are playing a Halloween eve show at Gramercy Theatre (10/30) and then on Halloween they play Beacon Theatre (10/31). Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

As discussed, Crystal Stilts, who just opened for Deerhunter, are playing a Halloween show at Bowery Ballroom. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that the show will be opened by Excepter and Zachary Cale. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The band that currently tours as The Misfits are celebrating in NYC the night before Halloween at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), then after Halloween (aka the Day of the Dead), they play NJ's Starland Ballroom (11/1) (tickets).

Meanwhile, original Misfits vocalist Glenn Danzig and his former bandmate Doyle are going on a tour together that hits NYC on October 18 at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Another punk option on Halloween is Cali vets The Dickies' previously discussed show at Knitting Factory (10/31). Tickets for that show are still available.

World/Inferno Friendship Society play their annual Hallowmas show at Warsaw on Halloween. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, Mark Lindsay is playing on Halloween at Bowery Electric with The Doughboys, St. Philips Escalator, The Connection and DJ Tony Lo-Fi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For something dancier, Gatekeeper, Mirror Mirror, DJ Bruno (Light Asylum), and DJ Nick (CHERYL) will take over Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Halloween. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Another similar option is catching DFA's Juan Maclean DJing Cameo on Halloween with Justin Strauss and Evan Michael. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Cameo show starts at 10 and Juan Maclean is doing a 3 hour set, so you can probably get there after seeing his DFA labelmates Holy Ghost! play Terminal 5 with Midnight Magic. Tickets for that show are still available.

Before Glasslands hosts the Peelander-Z show on Halloween, they'll "dress up" as The Black Lodge for a Twin Peaks party on October 25, the Friday before. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Jammy Halloween options include the Phil Lesh & Friends show at Capitol Theatre, which kicks off their 9-show NYC-area run, and Phish in Atlantic City, which kicks off their 3-night run in AC.

And what's Halloween without a few cover shows? On October 30 at 285 Kent, local indie bands will take on rock bands of the past with Butter the Children as Pixies, Dead Stars as Nirvana, Le Rug as At The Drive-In, Turnip King as The Velvet Underground, and Honduras as Green Day. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Stone hosts a much different kind with Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black, Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk, Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier, Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash, Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway, Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns, and special surprise guests. That goes down on Halloween at 8 PM and again at 10.

Cake Shop also has a cover show on Halloween too but the lineup is TBA. UPDATE: The lineup includes Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit, Big Ups as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, Butter the Children as Pixies, and Palehound as Pavement.

Other Halloween options include the Masquerade Ball with a "world-renowned live DJ performance" at Highline Ballroom, the Bluegrass Halloween celebration at The Bell House on November 1 (tickets), and Dionne Werewolf (aka the werewolf ensemble that does Dionne Warwick covers) at Union Hall (10/31) (tickets).

Other previously discussed Halloween options include The Body at Saint Vitus and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Jenny Hval at Basilica Hudson.


* Vatican Shadow, Raime and others are playing Output (10/31).

* AVAN LAVA, Light Asylum and Zebra Katz are playing MHOW (10/31).

* Believer/Law are playing Nothing Changes (10/30).

* Sankeys opens in NYC.

* Liturgy and composer Alan Howarth play 285 Kent (10/31).

* Silent Barn is also doing a cover show with Celestial Shore and Delicate Steve as Led Zeppelin, Whoarfrost as Nirvana, Cloud Becomes Your Hand doing Jock Jams, and You as Interpol. Twn Sister is DJing. Admission is $10 with a costume or $12 without.

Browse our show calendar for even more events happening on 10/31 (and every day)

And don't forget, the Halloween Parade is coming back but needs your help UPDATE: goal met!

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There's another new megaclub coming to Williamsburg:

Verboten (German for "forbidden") -- a popular dance party company that throws techno and house DJ events around the city -- is applying for a liquor license for its soon-to-open nightclub on North 11th Street that will hold more than 700 people, company representative Jen Schiffer said at a public meeting this week.

"It attracts a discerning crowd of music fans, Europeans, hipsters, freaks, party girls and industry types," the company's website explains of its "techno programming."

Schiffer said the new venue would include two rooms -- one that could accommodate 411 people and another that could hold 321 guests. The venue has applied to remain open until 4 a.m. on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends. - [DNA Info]

Verboten, which will be located at N. 11th and Kent (which puts it right by Output) and can hold 700 people across two rooms, is also promising lessons for kids during the daytime and a full kitchen.

TBA interior (via)

Not to neglect the South Side, another club, called TBA, opened about six weeks ago at 395 Wythe Ave (at S. 6th St.). It's a little more mini than mega. Says NY Mag:

Run by a gaggle of nightlife veterans from Blkmarket Membership, Porch, and Deep, the democratic space (there's no door policy) has a pumping sound system, stiff tequila drinks (try the Habla Habanero, made with Espolon Reposado and mango purée; $10), and room for up to 150 bodies. Still, it's the rarefied techno, electronica, and house programming-- a lineup that includes heavies like Stimming, Pig&Dan, and Butane.
TBA's schedule includes "ARTIFACT 001: Latency Recordings Showcase" tonight with Joey Anderson, Suleiman & Sidney, Taimur Agha, and Jordon; and Billy Caldwell & Justin Strauss on Friday (5/17). Anybody been yet?

by Bill Pearis

line to get in Other Music on Record Store Day 2012
Other Music

As you are probably aware, this Saturday (4/20) is Record Store Day. We've already told you some of our picks from the myriad #RSD13 exclusives, but many of NYC's record stores are having special events that day. While this guide is pretty thorough, it may not be comprehensive. If you know of cool Record Store Day happenings that aren't in this post, let us know in the comments. But here's the stuff we found:

We already told you about Greenwich Village mainstay Generation Records who are having live performances from Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin' and Livids as well as DJ sets from WFMU's Tom Scharpling and Forgetters' Blake Schwarzenbach. Generation will open at 10 AM, with bands starting at 2 PM. Schedule still TBA.

While you're in the area, take a second to walk over to Bleecker Bob's where you won't find any records for sale, but as of Wednesday you could still at least take one more look through the window at the somewhat-still stocked shelves of the closed store.

Over at In Living Stereo on Great Jones, they'll have live performances from Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prince Rupert's Drops, plus free PBR from noon. More info here.

Wild Nothing at Other Music, RSD2012 (more)
Wild Nothing

Other Music isn't big enough to have bands play while people shop, so they have bands DJ during RSD, and this year's line-up will have Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Toubin and more on the decks. Other Music opens at 10:30 AM with DJs starting at noon (schedule is below).

Also having DJs spin on #RSD13, as mentioned, is East Village shop Turntable Lab. Their line-up also includes FaltyDL, as well as Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar and many more. DJs spin from 10 AM - 8 PM.

Kim's Video & Music promises "DJ sets from some of your favorite local artists and DJ's" but they don't name names. They are, however, open at 8 AM.

Another EV store, Good Records, won't have RSD exclusives, but they will have a bunch of rare used vinyl they'll be putting out that day, including albums by Brian Eno, The Fall, Blur, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes and more. They'll also have free food and beverages. More details are here.

still from Cake Shop's RSD video
Cake Shop

Some of you may not remember when Cake Shop back lounge was a record store, but they still carry a few a few new releases and they'll have a selection of RSD exclusives on Saturday. Additionally, they'll have "lots of deals, lots of old stuff we've been holding onto forever etc! Plus: tons of fun, possible balloons and maybe Eddie!" That night Record Store Day moves downstairs with an extremely stacked indie rock/pop line-up, with Literature, Grand Resort, Sparxx, Cascading Slopes, The Hairs, a short solo set from TPOBPAH's Kip Berman and Scott and Charlene's Wedding. Kip and Maria Sherman will also be on DJ duty. Doors for the night show are at 8 PM and is a mere $5 entry. A pretty weird, funny video hyping Cake Shop's RSD fun is below.

Downtown at J&R Music World, Anthrax will be in the house at 12:30 PM signing records and anything else you want their John Hancock on, and they generally have a good selection of #RSD13 exclusives too.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Record Store Day will be the last day ever for Williamsburg's Sound Fix, which is probably enough for them (read a new interview with the owner HERE). Last year they had doughnuts and coffee, if memory serves. They're open at 10 AM and in addition to RSD exclusive, their fire sale (which is happening now) includes "25% off all CDs, 10% off all LPs."

Williamsburg stores in general don't seem to be doing a whole lot of special events on Saturday, though both Academy Records Annex and Earwax will have #RSD13 exclusives, and East Village Radio will be streaming live from Academy Records at 4pm.

Co-Op 87 (via)

For the second year, the tiny but well-stocked Co-Op 87 in Greenpoint will be open for the entirety of Record Store Day, meaning midnight to midnight. No in-store performances or celeb DJs, but they are making a special offer for the truly insane record buyers out there:

"If you are tuff enuff to come to Co-Op 87 Records ONCE an hour, EVERY hour of Record Store Day (24 visits!) and spend $10 on a record (not multiple records) at least ONCE for EACH of those hours, you'll be entitled to an INCREASING percentage off, starting at 4% and increasing BY 4% each time on ANY one record UP to $100! That means he or she who braves this madness could by the final hour, buy ANY $100 or less record for a WHOPPING 96% off!"
Elsewhere in Greenpoint, Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM on Saturday with "free gift bags & goodies while supplies last," as well as "nearly all of this year's exclusive releases." And over at Record Grouch, they'll have a smattering of RSD13 exclusives and some choice used records put out just that day, in addition to their extremely well-curated stock of used vinyl.

DUMBO's Halcyon Records will have "instore DJs" and are open at 10 AM.

As for the general NY area, Vintage Vinyl in Ford, NJ will have a full stock of RSD exclusives but no in-stores announced,

And if you happen to be in Philadelphia on Saturday, Main Street Music will feature a special RSD performances by Billy Bragg, the Joy Formidable, Generationals and more.

And if you're in the Windy City, BV Chicago and Saki Records are throwing a RSD party with live performances from Pink Avalanche, The Beets, Twin Peaks and more.

BV Austin discusses what's going on at Waterloo Records this year.

Again, you can see all stores participating in Record Store Day 2013 here.

Other Music DJ schedule, Cake Shop video, Turntable Lab flyer and other RSD videos are below.

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Thom Yorke at The Wooly - 9/7/12 (via non_equivalents)
Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke came to NYC over the weekend and DJed a Fashion Week party for Rag & Bone (whose co-designer Marcus Wainwright is a friend of Thom's) at The Wooly on Friday (9/7). A picture of Thom during his set at the Belvedere Vodka-sponsored party is above. Aziz Ansari was in attendance too.

Thom also, as discussed many times, did an Atoms for Peace DJ set for the final installment of this summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 with AFP bandmate and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Atoms for Peace just announced that their new album will come out next year, and to open their set, Thom and Nigel performed three new tracks that will presumably end up on that album with Thom singing live. You can watch videos of two of those new songs, and listen to audio of the third below. After the short unexpected live performance, Thom returned to the boards for the remainder of the show and spun a variety of tunes (everything from Talking Heads to Azealia Banks).

Thom Yorke & Nigel @ MoMA PS1 - 9/8/12 (via rebeccataylorny)
Thom Yorke

The rest of the lineup at Warm Up was great too. Despite a crazy storm, the show went on, opening with a set by Justin Strauss. Then Maria Minerva, who also did a Fashion Week show, just released new album, Will Happiness Find Me (stream it), and who now lives in Brooklyn (after moving from Estonia to London), played a live set. You can catch her in NYC again at Glasslands on Friday (9/14) with Father Finger and Octo Octa (tickets).

Up next was Holy Other, finally making his NYC debut, after having to cancel shows last summer due to illness. The elusive producer, who in a recent interview with Stereogum said he was "going to feel naked" performing outdoors during the day, played material off his excellent recently released debut LP, Held, and 2011's With U EP as well. A video from his set is below. The MoMA PS1 show fell in the middle of his tour with Amon Tobin, which hits the NYC area on Thursday (9/13) at Wellmont Theatre (tickets) and Friday (9/14) at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).

Before Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich finally took the stage, we were graced with one more set, this time by Scottish producer Rustie, who played Webster Hall with Flosstradamus and Brenmar the night before (9/7). He dropped bass heavy tunes that got the crowd going pretty wild. A couple videos from his Webster Hall show are below (unfortunately, the sound cuts out about halfway through).

Check out all those videos below...

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Maria Minerva

London-via-Estonia psychedelic pop singer Maria Minerva is planning to release her new album, Will Happiness Find Me?, on August 1 September 4 via Not Not Fun. The album follows her excellent 2011 EP, Sacred & Profane Love, which came out on NNF sister label 100% Silk. The album was recorded in Lisbon, finished in London, and mastered in Berlin. She's also got a collaborative album with NNF/100% Silk label boss LA Vampires (aka Amanda Brown) called The Integration, which is due this October.

Maria will be touring New Zealand/Australia in August, and after that she'll be heading to the US for a tour here. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet, but we already know she'll play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 8 with Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace (DJ set), Holy Other, Rustie, and Justin Strauss. Tickets for that show are still available.

While she's in NYC, she'll return to Glasslands (where she made her US live debut back in April) for a show on September 14 at the Brooklyn venue. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A list of all currently known dates and a stream of Sacred & Profane Love's "Gloria" below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Holy Other

Manchester producer Holy Other released one of the finest EPs of 2011 with the With U EP, and he just announced that he'll follow it with his debut full length this year, which is titled Held. The album's out August 28 via Tri Angle, who also released his EP. The first taste is a new track titled "Love Some1" which is rooted in the same type of Burialesque bass, snaps, and pitch shifted vocals that made his EP so great, and this track is no exception. Stream it below, along with the album's tracklist.

Holy Other was supposed to make his way over to the states last year but had to cancel due to illness and never ended up doing so. Now he's once again got plans to head over to our side of the Atlantic, and assuming all goes well, he'll make his US live debut at PS1's Warm Up on September 8. That one's the final show of the series and it's got an especially stacked lineup with Thom Yorke's Atmos for Peace (DJ), Rustie (who we've written about HERE), Maria Minerva (who we've written about HERE and HERE) and Justin Strauss. Tickets for Warm Up go on sale June 18.

All dates are listed below along with the song stream and album tracklist...

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Warm Up 2011 at MoMA PS1 (more by Erez Avissar)
Warm Up

The Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this summer for another run of dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday from July 7 through September 8 in PS1's outdoor courtyard. For the first time, advance tickets for Warm Up will be available this year. They go on sale June 18.

The 2012 schedule includes Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (DJ), Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, Maria Minerva, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Howse, Nguzunguzu, Baio, Holy Other, Rustie, Matthew Dear (DJ), Lemonade, Slava, TRUST, Light Asylum, Sepalcure, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and many more.

More info and the full schedule below...

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"Everytime I'm in Williamsburg,
i wonder what all those cool people do in real life?" - Joakim


Joakim recently finished up a short tour on Sunday (8/7) at Le Bain in NYC. He's sticking around to play one more NYC show tonight (8/10) at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg with Justin Strauss and Sal P of Liquid Liquid. Doors are at 10 PM and admission is free. Check out the flier for the show, which has been dubbed "Joakim's Farewell to NY Bash" below.

Joakim has also recently revealed a trailer video for his upcoming album, Nothing Gold, which is due out in September. Check that out, along with the show flier below...

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