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Kurt Vile at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Kurt Vile

Two artists on different sides of the folk spectrum will be teaming up this month for a show at NYU. The psychedelic heartland folk of Kurt Vile and the noodly emo-folk of Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) will grace the fourth floor of the university's Kimmel Center on February 23 with support from NYU band The Young Women. Admission is $5 for students and non-students alike, and tickets can be picked up at NYU Ticket Central (566 Laguardia Place), which is attached to the Kimmel Center.

The NYU show is exactly a month before Owen plays Maxwell's (3/23) (tickets), which is one of his few other upcoming dates. As for Kurt Vile, his only other announced dates at the moment are festival appearances, including Coachella and Primavera Sound.

All lists of dates and a few videos below...

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Fucked Up at Purchase Fall Fest (more by Kellyann Petry)
Fucked Up

Fucked Up will play NYU's Kimmel Center on February 11th with DD/MM/YY, Double Dagger and No One and the Somebodies for the "F*cking Valentine's Day Show". "Come and join us for a celebration of a terrible holiday in the best way we know how: moshing & cupcakes. Yes, there will be cupcakes." $5 for NYU students, $7 for non-NYU, and "Tickets for NYU students will be going on sale at the Skirball Box Office (Ticket Central) or online via NYU HOME at the end of January. Tickets for non-NYU students will be available the DAY OF THE SHOW at ticket central, and please arrive at the box office before 8pm."

That brings the total number of scheduled North American dates for Fucked Up to two once you add in their appearance at Chaos in Tejas. They also have a couple of shows scheduled in Australia.

Maybe the lack of dates is due to frontman Damian Abraham's hectic schedule as new host for The Wedge on MuchMusic... The Wedge is the Canadian channel's alternative/indie show that features live performances, music video, and interviews and will be resurrected with Abraham as its mouthpiece on January 26th at 10 PM EST (sorry, for Canadians only). After catching Damian as the host of festivities up at NXNE in Toronto over the summer, I have no doubt he is the right man for the job.

All tour dates, and some videos below.

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photos by Chris La Putt

A Place to Bury Strangers

"New York -- Longtime PETA supporter Judith Yeargin fought hard not only in her long battle with breast cancer but also against the use of animals in laboratory experiments. That's why Yeargin, who died on March 2, left her body to the New York University Langone Medical Center (NYUMC)--a notorious violator of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Yeargin hoped that if her body were used for cancer research, it might spare countless animals from having tumors implanted in their bodies and from being maimed during surgeries and abused in painful, deadly, and wasteful experiments. She knew that the progression and treatment of cancer in humans cannot be effectively studied in animals because of the vast differences in physiology and disease development between humans and other animals.

"Throughout her entire illness, she always maintained that, had she been given the option of accepting any kind of cure based on animal research, she would never, ever accept it," wrote Yeargin's husband to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "The enormous pain so often found in animal research rarely mitigates the 'devil's bargain,' and its concomitant suffering, that cancer treatments frequently bring." [PETA]

A Place to Bury Strangers and NYU alum Marnie Stern shared a bill with Apache Beat and Ra Ra Riot at NYU's now-riot-free Kimmel Center in NYC last night (3/5). More pictures below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Ra Ra Riot

In late January the guard post at the top of the stairs in the Kimmel Center was eliminated.

But now, only a short month later, the guard is back because of the recent protest by Take Back NYU.

The NYU Department of Public Safety has reinstated the guard at Kimmel -- as well as an additional guard on the 12th floor of Bobst Library -- in order to increase security after the protests.

"These stop-gap measures were taken out of prudence and caution following ... [the] events at Kimmel," said Jules Martin, NYU's vice president of Public Safety. [NYU Washington Square News]

Just a few weeks after the NYU students refused to get out of the Kimmel Center cafeteria, Marnie Stern, Ra Ra Riot, A Place To Bury Strangers and Apache Beat shared a bill at a concert in the same building. Here are pictures of two of the bands that played the show last night (3/5)....

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