Entries tagged with: LVL UP
As discussed, Saintseneca are heading out on a tour in 2014 that includes SXSW and a stop in NYC on January 18 at Baby's All Right with LVL UP, Broncho and Brass Bed. Tickets for that show are still available. Earlier that day, Saintseneca will also do a free in-store at Rough Trade. Doors for that open at 1:30 PM, and the music starts at 2.
photos by Chris La Putt
Pity Sex @ BV-CMJ 10/19/13
Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex, who put out a pretty great album this year, just announced that they'll head back out on the road in January with post-hardcore band Self Defense Family (fka End of a Year, and whose singer Patrick Kindlon is also in Drug Church). And to turn what will surely be great double bills into great triple bills, they've got LVL UP supporting the first leg, and Ovlov supporting the second. The tour hits NYC on January 19 at Santos Party House with Ovlov opening. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer below.
Self Defense Family recently announced that their first LP under their current name, Try Me, will be out on January 7 via Deathwish. Watch the teaser video for that LP and stream one of their earlier tracks below.
LVL UP aren't on the NYC date of the Pity Sex/Self Defense tour, but they do have other NYC shows coming up. They'll be opening the previously discussed Saintseneca tour, including the NYC stop happening on January 18 at Baby's All Right. Also on that show is Broncho and Brass Bed. Tickets for that show are still available.
Before those tours, you can also catch LVL UP at Shea Stadium on November 29 with Liam Betson (Liam the Younger), Heeney, and Liquor Store. And they'll also return to Shea on December 5 for part two of the two-part Big Snow Buffalo Lodge farewell party. Joining LVL UP at Shea on 12/5 is Porches, Krill, Baked, Lost Boy?, and Bueno. And part 1 of the party happens on December 3 at Silent Barn with Twin Sister, Leapling, Celestial Shore, Ava Luna, Zula, and a DJ set from Empress Of. Tickets for part 1 and part 2 are on sale now. All LVL UP dates are listed below.
As discussed, LVL UP have an upcoming split with Porches coming out on November 26 via Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy. They just premiered one of their contributions, "Bad Blood," over at Beats Per Minute, and you can stream that, along with their other contribution, "Cross The Sea," and Porches' "Townie Blunt Guts," below.
Porches also play this year's WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), along with garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet, Designer, and No Regrets Coyote. It takes place on December 13 at Barnard College in the Diana Event Oval, and is free, all ages, and open to the public. Flyer below. As discussed, Diarrhea Planet play another free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (12/14) a day later with Purling Hiss, Big Ups, and Manors.
Speaking of LVL UP, Porches, Double Double Whammy and Birdtapes, Crying (who are signed to DDW, and who feature Nick of LVL UP and Elaiza of Whatever, Dad) and Elvis Depressedly (signed to Birdtapes) are heading out on a tour together which includes a house show in NYC on New Year's Eve at David Blaine's The Steakhouse with Spook Houses (feat. Dave and Nick of LVL UP), Porches, Alex G, and Morrison Brook. All dates on that tour are listed, along with a stream of Crying's Get Olde EP, below.
More Pity Sex pics, all lists of dates, streams and videos below...
Upstate, NY punks Sirs released their self titled debut LP last year via Topshelf, which channeled the raw, fidgety post-hardcore of bands like Braid and Bear vs. Shark with the high-speed punk of something more along the lines of The Marked Men. Now they're set to follow that album with a new EP, also called Sirs, on November 19 via Double Double Whammy (the label run by Dave of Spook Houses and Mike of Sirs, who are both also in LVL UP, and who put out the cassette release of the new Porches album). The only physical release for the EP is a cassette release (limited to 100 copies), which you can preorder at the DDW webstore.
For the new EP, the band are leaning more towards the punk side of their sound, and its first single, "Impostor," is a borderline Wavves-style anthem that sounds like it's meant to shouted along to in garages and basements, but catchy enough for bigger rooms. That track makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it, along with the EP artwork, below.
Sirs are planning to celebrate the new EP with some shows around its release, including one in Brooklyn on November 23 at Shea Stadium with a great lineup of Radical Dads, Shark? (whose -- speaking of Wavves -- super-catchy single California Girls you may have heard on the Wavves station of Grand Theft Auto V), and Porches. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of LVL UP, Porches, and Shea Stadium, as discussed, there's show at Shea tonight (10/10) with LVL UP, Kal Marks, Palehound, and the Porches-related Frankie Cosmos.
All Sirs dates are listed, along with the song stream and artwork, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Boston indie rockers Kal Marks will be releasing their first official full length album, Life Is Murder, next week (9/17) via Exploding In Sound/Sophomore Lounge/Midnight Werewolf, but they've now made the entire thing available to stream ahead of its release. Like we said, it's a great mix of '90s-style loud rock and weirder, Modest Mouse-y indie, and you can check it out (via Stereogum) below.
Kal Marks also have a ton of tour dates this year, including one in NYC on October 10 at Shea Stadium with a great lineup of LVL UP, Palehound, and Frankie Cosmos. The flyer for that show is below. Kal Marks also have two CMJ shows scheduled, including
one at Cameo on 10/17 and the Exploding In Sound showcase at Silent Barn on 10/19 with Bad History Month, Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Palehound, Pile, Porches, Speedy Ortiz, and Two Inch Astronaut.
You can also catch Palehound and Frankie Cosmos together even sooner when they play Silent Barn on September 17, making for a great night of anti-folk-inspired indie.
All Kal Marks dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Diarrhea Planet in Chicago in May (more by Jeff Ryan)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet, Grand Rapids, LVL UP @ Shea Stadium
The So So Glos and Diarrhea Planet just joined forces for a Mercury Lounge show on Friday (8/30), but if you wanna see them at their rowdiest and sweatiest, Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium is no doubt the place to do it. Plus, two fine local bands open the night: Grand Rapids and LVL UP.
The Underachievers, Sangro, Kendra Morris, Leaf, Laya LaRoche, MillyZ @ Paper Box
After playing Made In America this afternoon (which is streaming live) they'll come back home for a late show at Brooklyn's Paper Box. It's their first hometown gig since the release of their new mixtape.
Hippy, Beach Arabs, Highway Gimps, The Indecent @ Silent Barn
Hippy are one of the better local bands currently playing a lot on the DIY scene, and tonight they're at Silent Barn.
Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, Soft Metals, Alex Calder @ The Well (Captured Tracks)
Brooklyn label Captured Tracks celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend with a two-day celebration featuring most of the bands on their roster. It's the second and final night, and a pretty killer line-up tonight, too.
Laurent Gardnier, Mike Simonetti, A.Arias, Mike Huckaby @ Output
Electric Zoo was cancelled, but the official afterparties are still on. Output is also hosting a day party on the roof at 3 PM to help make up for today's events.
Fred Frith, Annie Lewandowski and Theresa Wong
Avant-garde guitar great Fred Frith is on the final night of his residency at The Stone. Tonight he'll be performing two shows (8 PM and 10 PM) with Annie Lewandowski on piano and Theresa Wong on cello/vocals.
Roy Ayers @ Blue Note
Jazz-funk legend Roy Ayers wraps up his residency at the Blue Note tonight with two shows, 8 PM and 10:30 PM.
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Spook Houses / Fat History Month split 7" artwork
Two bands with a knack for mixing Microphones-y folk with loud rock, Ridgewood, NJ's Spook Houses (who share members with LVL UP, and who played Shea Stadium last night (8/18)) and Boston's Fat History Month, are releasing a split 7" next week (8/27) via Double Double Whammy. There's two songs by both bands on the 7", and a stream of the entire thing makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.
Fat History Month, who also released an album and a split with My Dad this year, have some shows coming up, including one in the Bronx on August 31 at Teh Olive Garden (241st St & Bronx Blvd) with Florida=Death, Old Table, ACLU Benefit, and Eskimeaux; and they'll also be playing an Exploding In Sound CMJ show on October 19 at Silent Barn. All of their dates are listed below.
Spook Houses don't have any upcoming shows at the moment, but related band LVL UP is playing Brooklyn this Friday (8/23) at Union Pool with a great lineup of Ovlov, Two Inch Astronaut, and Flagland. Admission for that show is $8 at the door. Flyer below.
All FHM dates are listed, along with the 7" stream and Union Pool flyer, below...
Ben Nichols of Lucero in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Alt-country punks Lucero are doing their annual Lucero Family Picnic on August 10 at the Riverfest Ampitheatre in Little Rock, AR this year. At the picnic, they'll be performing their excellent 2002 album, Tennesee, in addition to "set of Lucero classics." The lineup also includes rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson, Little Rock's John Moreland, and Guy Venable (father of Lucero's Brian Venable).
Tickets for Lucero Family Picnic 2013 are on sale now. There's also a VIP option, which includes a tailgate and BBQ with the band before doors open. Flyer for the picnic is below.
Lucero have other dates this year, including some festivals like Gainesville's The Fest, which they were recently added to, along with J. Robbins (of Jawbox), Tim Kasher (of Cursive, and who has a new album on the way), Pile and more.
Updated The Fest lineup and a list of all Lucero tour dates, which include Dallas' Index Festival, below...
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco trio Terry Malts' ridiculously catchy debut was one of my favorite albums of last year, a manic rush of buzzsaw guitars and giant hooks that was both kinda pop and kinda punk, but definitely not pop-punk. The band are set to release their sophomore effort, Nobody Realizes This is Nowhere, via Slumberland on September 10. You can stream the first single, "I Was Not There," below.
While a full North American tour hasn't been announced yet, they will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 19. LVL UP (who have many other shows) are also on the bill and tickets are on sale now. Seems likely they'll have another NYC date while here once the full tour in announced. Dates, as they stand, are listed -- along with the song stream, album art and tracklist -- below.
LVL UP at Big Snow
NY/NJ indie rockers LVL UP are set to go on a tour this summer, which includes a handful of hometown-area shows in Brooklyn. The first of those happens on June 21 at Shea Stadium with Japanther and Weird Womb. And then, they've got two with Julia Brown (who we recently profiled): July 21 at Shea Stadium with Coma Cinema and Alex G, and August 8 at
Big Snow (UPDATE: moved to Silent Barn) with Julia Brown, Twin Steps, Four More Years, and Charly Bliss and The Jean Jackets. All dates are listed below.
In advance of the tour, LVL UP filmed live in-studio videos at Brooklyn's Seaside Lounge of their tracks "*_*" and "Graveyard." Check out those videos, along with their tour schedule, below...
by Andrew Sacher
LVL UP is an indie rock four-piece, who notably shares two members with Spook Houses, and one with Sirs. Their debut full length, Space Brothers, came out in early 2012 via Evil Weevil and they're set to follow that with the Extra Worlds 7", which is due out on April 6 via Double Double Whammy. You can stream the scrappy rocker, "Graveyard," which will appear on that 7", at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile, we've also got the premiere of the video for "Nightshade" off of Space Brothers, a slow-burner that sees co-frontman Nick Corbo howling like Jeff Mangum over chords that sound better fit for a Built to Spill record. It's a solid cut and you can watch the video below.
Last Friday (2/8) during the snow storm, I wandered into a Purchase College apartment (which the members attend/attended) to catch LVL UP packing in some kid's living room, with about 90% of the crowd moshing and shouting the words. They'll be taking that raucous live show on the road this month for a few Northeast dates, including one in Brooklyn on February 23 at Shea Stadium with Krill, Porches, Butter the Children, and High Pop. A list of all dates, which includes shows with Waxahatchee, Eternal Summers, Joyce Manor, and others, is below.