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

The Mountain Goats, Stephen Brodsky @ City Winery
The Mountain Goats' new album is lyrically centered on professional wrestling, but whether you're a wrestling fan or not, it still has all the traits that make a good Mountain Goats album. Tonight's their third of three NYC shows on their current tour, and though Ides of Gemini had to drop off, they're keeping the opener in the metal realm with Cave In/Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky.

Inter Arma, Yautja, Forn @ Saint Vitus
This is great show all around with Richmond metal experimenters Inter Arma (whose most recent release was the 45+ min, one-song EP The Cavern on Relapse), Nashville sludge weirdos Yautja, and Boston doomers Forn.

Kromosom, Aspects of War, Mommy @ Acheron
Melbourne d-beaters Kromosom are in town for NY's Alright (which begins later this week), and ahead of that they're squeezing in another NYC show tonight with Boston's Aspects of War and NYC's Mommy, who both also play NY's Alright.

At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre @ Webster Hall
This is a stacked show for metal fans, headlined by Swedish melodeath pioneers At the Gates, who returned last year with At War with Reality, their first album, since 1995's highly-influential Slaughter of the Soul. Before them, it's metallic hardcore leaders Converge, one of doom metal's most exciting young bands Pallbearer, and the AtG-related Vallenfyre. Sold out.

Dot Wiggin Band, Arc Iris, Rachel Trachtenberg @ Baby's All Right
The Shaggs' sole album, Philosophy of the World, is perhaps the quintessential outsider art album, with a backstory as interesting as the music itself (which spawned a stage musical ten years ago). After tributes and posthumous praise and references on The Gilmore Girls, the album remains a genuinely strange, created-in-a-vacuum, highly influential piece of pop culture. Forty four years after its release, singer/guitarist Dot Wiggin released her first solo album. Yes, she does play Shaggs favorites like "Who Are Parents?" and "Foot Foot." This show is a 4 PM matinee and all-ages.

Odonis Odonis, Ice Balloons, Talk In Tongues @ Baby's All Right
Toronto's gothy, abrasive/ethereal Odonis Odonis are working on their follow-up to last year's Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, so hopefully we'll get some new songs tonight. Opening are Kyp Malone's fun side project Ice Balloons and LA band Talk in Tongues.

Happyness, Savants @ Cake Shop
Young London trio Happyness coulda dropped into American college radio circa 1999 effortlessly with a laid-back sound somewhere between Summerteeth and Terror Twilight. Knowing the difference between mellow and boring, these guys write effortlessly melodic songs loaded with all sorts of great, seemingly tossed-off asides (and at least one Prefab Sprout reference) that will have you reaching for the lyrics sheet (or wishing you had one).

Stevie Wonder @ Barclays Center
Steve Wonder's 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life contains some of his best-loved songs -- "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely," "As" -- and he'll be performing the album live tonight.

Bill Baird, Ryan Sawyer, Fan Letters, Nadia Botello/Will Owen/Lee Tusman @ Silent Barn
Baird used to front Texas band Sound Team in the early '00s and emerged last year with the sprawling Spring Break of the Soul.

Excruciating Terror, Stapled Shut, Skullshitter, NARC @ Silent Barn
LA death-grinders Excruciating Terror were around in the '90s before members went on to play in Bloody Phoenix, Asesino, Endless Demise and others, and they reunited in 2013 for their first time in 15 years. They were supposed to play NYC around the time they played MDF 2014, but didn't make it over. Now they're finally coming here for two shows, this all ages matinee being the second.

Cleric, Torrential Downpour, Morality Crisis, Bangladeafy, Hannibal Montana @ The Paper Box
Noise metal band Cleric, the tech-y Torrential Downpour and more play the Paper Box tonight.

White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn's White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, was just released. They're playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.

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photo: Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Dawn of Humans

Multi-venue NYC hardcore festival New York's Alright returns from April 16-19. Since we last spoke, the schedule was posted, and it includes shows at Acheron, Le Poisson Rouge, Saint Vitus, Palisades and The Wick. All shows (including the "unofficial" aftershows) this year will be ticketed, and tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/14). So far, only the link for The Wick's show is up, but tickets for LPR should be up son on their site, and the others should soon be on Ticketfly. Full schedule below.

Tickets are also on sale for a Kromosom / Aspects of War / Mommy show happening April 12 at Acheron, which isn't a NY's Alright show, but is a week earlier and entirely made up of bands playing the fest.

Continue reading "New York's Alright 2015 schedule & ticket info"

photo: New York's Alright 2014 (more by Matt Schiels)
NY Alright

Get out your studded leather, annual hardcore punk fest New York's Alright is returning in 2015 from April 17-19 at various NYC venues. This year's lineup has a lot of the local repeat offenders like Ajax, Anasazi, L.O.T.I.O.N., Warthog and more; as well as Boston's Aspects of War and Contingent, Austin's Glue, Melbourne's Kromosom, Tokyo's Isterismo and Raw Distractions, Philly's Sheer Mag, Malmo's Heratys, Oslo's Urbanoia, and more, plus a few more TBA. Tickets will be available on Valentine's Day (2/14). Full lineup below.

There's also a kickoff show happening April 16 at Acheron with Toronto's S.H.I.T., Texas' Vaaska, Ajax, Raid and "special guests that may or may not be announced."

NY's Alright 2015 lineup below...

Continue reading "New York's Alright 2015 lineup (Kromosom, Glue, Warthog, Anasazi, Sheer Mag, Vaaska, Aspects of War & more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG


For the unaware, Kromosom's Live Forever (streaming now) is the perfect starter point for understanding the band's brand of d-beat terror. It is, after all, their discography.

After that, you should be primed and ready to go for when the ex-members of Pisschrist hit the road for a string of US dates in middle May. In addition to the previously discussed show with Rotten Sound at Acheron on May 21, look for the band to appear with at 1196 Myrtle Ave on 5/18 in Brooklyn with Perdition, Sad Boys and more. Full tour listing is below.

Continue reading "Kromosom announce North American dates, including 2 in NYC"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Keijo of Rotten Sound, MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

On their way to dates at Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas, Rotten Sound will team with an amazing bill in NYC: Hellshock, Kromosom and Nomad to headline Acheron on May 22. Tickets are on sale. The show is reportedly part of a tour for the Finnish grind favorites, who will head southbound after MDF to play Chaos in Tejas. All known dates are below.

Rotten Sound are readying the release of Species at War, the band's latest EP due for Relapse Records on January 22nd. Preorder yours at Relapse and stream the new track "Salvation" below alongside all tour dates.

Kromosom (mem s of Pisschrist) ALSO have an effort due that day (1/22) via Southern Lord, Live Forever. The CD compiles all of the band's previous work into a single disc. Get yours via the label.

Continue reading "Rotten Sound releasing new EP, playing NYC with Hellshock, Kromosom and Nomad (dates)"

The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Damned

Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including  The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.

The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2,  go on sale. Passes are on sale.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, adds The Damned, Tragedy, The Bats, Gehenna ++ more"

Chaos in Tejas flyer

Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.

Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the  weekend are forthcoming.

Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2013 announces more bands (Framtid, Infest, Total Control, UV Race, Screaming Females + more)"

Bolt Thrower!
Bolt Thrower

Chaos in Tejas have announced their first round of artists for 2013 and guess what, its a doozy. Bolt Thrower will return to the states and join the Ashes to Ashes-lineup of Final Conflict (Renfrow, Harp, Martinez, for the first time since 1988), Terveet Kadet (Finland), Integrity, Manilla Road, Abigail (Japan), Merchandise, Kromosom (Australia), Lower, Cruciamentum and many many others. The initial announcement is but twenty of 150 artists that will be announced for the festival, which happens May 30 - June 2 in Austin, TX, so hold on to your hats, kids. Passes go on sale on Oct 8.

In addition, Bolt Thrower will join Sleep, Carpathian Forest, Revenge, Abigail, Anhedonist and many more as part of another batch of Maryland Deathfest artists announced today. Current MDF lineup is below.

Lineups and Chaos in Tejas flyer is below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas announces initial 2013 lineup w/ Final Conflict and Bolt Thrower, who will also play Maryland Deathfest"

by BBG

Iron Lung at Chaos in Tejas (more by BBG)
Iron Lung

Kromosom (ex-Pisschrist) will bring their furious d-beat to The Charleston on 7/2, with an assist from Mundo Muerto, Porkeria, Perdition, and Gash. $8 gets you in. Then the next day, Porkeria and Mundo Muerto will play NYC again, this time with Deformity and Putrida at Tommy's Tavern.

Holy shit, YOB have released a new MP3 from their forthcoming ATMA and it is MASSIVE. Stream it at Stereogum, and catch them on tour with Dark Castle, including at Le Poisson Rouge on 7/12 (tickets).

Dead Language, featuring members of Iron Lung, Walls, Pig Heart Transplant, and No Comment combined into one pummeling supergroup, have released their debut LP which is available via Iron Lung Records. Order one, and check out the blistering first song "Short Straw" streaming below. Bee-rew-tal. Iron Lung will be at Best Friends Day this year.

REMINDER: Deafheaven plays NYC TONIGHT (6/17) with Gholas and Planning for Burial. $8 gets you in OR you can try for winning a MEGA prize-pack over at our Facebook page.

After six years, Craft have released the new song "Succumb to Sin" from their upcoming VOID, the follow-up to the much loved/hated Fuck The Universe. Released by Southern Lord in the US, the 49 minute LP will be released on August 5th and you can hear the first song below.

All song streams, Kromosom dates and more suggested shows of the week are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Dead Language, YOB, Kromosom, Craft, more)"