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by Andrew Sacher


Spoonboy is the solo project of David Combs (of DC DIY punk band The Max Levine Ensemble) that he's kept active since 2003 with a rotating cast of members from Nana Grizol, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes, Defiance Ohio, Good Luck and more. This Thursday (5/29), he's releasing three split records, one with UK indie pop band Martha, a second with another UK indie pop band Colour Me Wednesday and a third with The Goodbye Party, aka Michael Cantor of Philly punks The Ambulars. That's a lot of releases to put out in one day, and you can get a taste of it from "The Dispossessed" off the split with CMW, which premieres in this post.

"The Dispossessed" hits elements of early power pop, alt-folk, and punk with wicked sharp pop melodies in the verses, and big, passionately sung choruses. It's an addictive pop song if I've ever heard one. Check it out for yourself below.

Spoonboy also kicks off a tour the day of the releases which includes dates with both Colour Me Wednesday and The Goodbye Party. The tour begins at NYC's Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space on 5/29 (155 Ave C) with the UK's Onsind, Colour Me Wednesday (US debut, playing acoustic), Shark Shark (mems. Defiance Ohio, Nana Grizol), and A-E-I-O-U. Two days later, he hits Brooklyn's Death by Audio (5/31) with Emilyn Brodsky, Colour Me Wednesday, The Goodbye Party, and Bellows. All tour dates are listed below.

After those shows, Colour Me Wednesday will hang around for NYC Popfest, which they play on June 1 at Littlefield with The Popguns, The Spook School, Heathers, Gold-Bears, The New Lines, Pam & Bart, Marine Life and Lost Tapes (tickets).

Martha also play Popfest. Their show happens on Thursday (5/29) at Cake Shop with Dressy Bessy, The Besties, Tape Waves, Franny and Zooey, and DJ Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (tickets).

In between The Goodbye Party's shows with Spoonboy, The Ambulars will be playing a few dates as well. Those include NYC on June 18 at Shea Stadium with Vasudeva, County Drop and Life Eaters and a TBA Brooklyn show on Sunday (6/1). TGP is also working on an LP to come out this summer via Salinas.

Stream Spoonboy's "The Dispossessed," with Colour Me Wednesday's half of his split with them, and the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Spoonboy touring & releasing splits w/ The Goodbye Party and Colour Me Wednesday (dates & new song stream)"


As you may know, King Krule will be touring North America in December, including a NYC show at Webster Hall on December 4. Tickets to that show are still available but if you'd like to see him somewhere more intimate and sooner -- much much sooner -- King Krule has just been added to TONIGHT's (10/29) Mercury Lounge bill which is a benefit, "Rock to Stop MS," that also features The Everymen, Life Eaters, and is hosted by Zach Garner. Tickets are still available. 100% of the proceeds go to National MS Society.

King Krule also just played "Easy Easy" on Letterman last night and you can watch that video below...

Continue reading "King Krule played Letterman, playing Mercury Lounge tonight as part of National MS Society benefit (tickets on sale now)"

Black Wine at MHOW in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Black Wine

Hoboken venue Maxwell's are unfortunately closing at the end of July, but they're going out with a bang. They've already got upcoming shows from The Feelies, Titus Andronicus, The Condo Fucks (aka Yo La Tengo), Ted Leo and Shellshag, Lee Ranaldo, Reigning Sound, Os Mutantes, The Muffs (to name a few), and more notable shows are getting announced:

Folk rockers The Felice Brothers will kick off a tour at Maxwell's on June 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Felice Bros dates are listed below.

Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter will play the venue on July 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

On July 12, the venue will host a night of local (NJ, Brooklyn) rock n' roll from The Everymen, Life Eaters, The Brooklyn What, and the Don Giovanni-signed Black Wine. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Felice Brothers dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The final days of Maxwell's (schedule updates include Ian Hunter, Felice Brothers, The Everymen, Black Wine & more)"


Add Merel to the growing list of hardcore bands that have risen from the grave...

Featuring a rhythm section who went on to help form New Jersey's brilliant Rye Coalition, Merel played chaotic, abrasive, and quite loud experimental hardcore that separated itself from the norm with its unlikely musical creativity. Fierce vocals lead the way, and they are actually relatively understandable while still being quite aggressively screamed. The band toys with both straight-ahead hardcore and a much more explosive style comparable to a completely untamed Rye Coalition.-[Last.FM]
New Jersey's Merel wil return for their first show in 20 years at Grand Victory on April 5. Life Eaters (ex-Rye Coalition) and Entartete (ex Orphan) will join on as support and DJ Zachary Lipez will be on the wheels. Tickets are on sale.

As mentioned, Rye Colation will support The Sonics at Bell House on April 13, a Norton Records benefit show (tickets).

Head below for a refresher course on Merel, done by way of video/streaming audio.

Continue reading "'90s hardcore/emo band Merel reuniting, playing NYC show at Grand Victory"