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Tickets for the tUnE-yArDs show at Rough Trade NYC go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jagwar Ma show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Courtney Barnett shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Built to Spill shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the White Lung show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No ticket link for their Saint Vitus show yet.

Tickets for the Oneohtrix Point Never show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Lo-Fang is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

British pop singer Chloe Howl, who has gotten some internet love in places like Stereogum and Pitchfork, will release her debut Rumour EP on March 11 via Columbia and then come to the US for SXSW. On her way home, she'll stop in NYC for a show at The Box on March 19. Tickets are on sale now.

The third of three shows in the Painted BLACK series happens on March 20 at Irving Plaza with Ryan Hemsworth, ASTR and Glass Gang. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Riff Raff is playing Irving Plaza on April 21. Tickets for that show go on Citi Cardmember/Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at 10 AM.

Local H are playing Mercury Lounge on April 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

The Felice Brothers are playing Mercury Lounge on May 8. That's about a month after their free (but "sold out") Rough Trade NYC show (4/9) with Langhorne Slim and The Districts, which was postponed from December. Tickets for the Merc show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

Sacco, who toured with Cults and whose lineup includes ex-Guards members, will play Knitting Factory on March 11 with Luke Temple and Icewater, and Mercury Lounge on April 22. Tickets for the Knit show are on sale now, and the Merc show goes on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

Wild Ones, the Portland dream pop band who recently signed to Topshelf, has been added to the Typhoon / Lady Lamb tour, including the Webster Hall (3/27) show (tickets), and they'll also headline their own NYC show on March 20 at Baby's All Right with My Body and Cookies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Titus

The 2014 Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15, and the initial lineup was just announced. It includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, a co-bill with Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, Beach Fossils, Omar Souleyman, Dan Croll, Mas Ysa, Luke Temple, Craft Spells, Juan Wauters, Big Ups, Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit and more. As usual, there will be two big free shows in McCarren Park on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Lineups for those shows, other specifics on the Northside schedule, and many more artists TBA. Badges are on sale now.

The film portion runs from June 16-19 and more details on that are here.

Full initial music lineup below...

Continue reading "Northside Festival initial 2014 lineup & tix (Titus, Eagulls, Omar Souleyman, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Here We Go Magic / Christopher Bear Trio @ Baby's All Right - 12/9/13
Here We Go Magic
Chris Bear Trio

Luke Temple is in the middle of his December residency at Union Pool, but last night (12/9) he teamed back up with his band Here We Go Magic to headline a show at Brooklyn's new-ish Baby's All Right. Opening the show was a trio set from Grizzly Bear drummer Christopher Bear with Aaraon Arntz (who tours as a live member of Grizzly Bear) and Benjamin Campbell, who also played last week's installment of Luke's residency, plus a set from guitar/drum machine/vocal loop one-man-band Nightlands (aka War On Drugs/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Dave Hartley). Members of Caveman were also DJing in the venue's front room. Pictures of the show are in this post.

Luke Temple's Union Pool residency continues tonight (12/10) with Daniel Carter/Austin Vaughn, Sam Owens (of Celestial Shore), and "Delicate" Steve Marion. Tickets are still available.

UPDATE: Here We Go Magic also play an intimate show at Silent Barn on Sunday (12/15) with Celestial Shore, Les Bonhommes, and Ron Shalom/Austin Vaughn.

More pictures from Baby's All Right below...

Continue reading "Here We Go Magic, Nightlands & Christopher Bear trio played Baby's All Right (pics); Luke Temple's residency continues"

Singa

Tickets to see Broken Bells at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cut Copy at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Four Tet at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Haim at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Mutual Benefit shows at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Connan Mockasin shows at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pity Sex, Self Defense Family, Ovlov, and Heroes of Modern Earth at Santos Party House go on sale at noon.

Tickets to see Quilt at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Jonathan Wilson shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Steve Earle at The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets to three of his four City Winery shows and his Long Island show are still available.

Tickets to the Ellie Goulding show at The Theater at MSG go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Rural Alberta Advantage at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic), Jo Schornikow (Phosphoresent), Woodsman and more are playing 'ONE NIGHT IN GREENPOINT' on December 14 at Church of the Messiah GReenpoint to benefit Common Ground, "a homeless outreach program ending homelessness in NYC." Tickets for that benefit are on sale now.

Get Up Kids-related Reggie and the Full Effect and NJ emo duo Dads are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on February 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Cloud Control at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Thievery Corporation shows at Webster Hall and The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bomb the Music Industry! at their final show at Warsaw with Cheap Girls go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Glasvegas shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Ane Brun show at Highline Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Mayer Hawthorne show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon. Tickets to his show at Warsaw also go on sale today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Yellow Dogs

In the wake of the Yellow Dogs tragedy earlier this week, on Monday (11/18) at Brooklyn Bowl there will be a "Special Memorial Evening / Fundraiser" featuring performances from Nada Surf, James Chance, Luke Temple, Dirty Fences, Kyp Malone (of TVotR), Helado Negro, Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Iranian visual artist and activist Shirin Neshat and more; plus DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Jonathan Toubin, Sinkane, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), The Men and more.

Tickets ($15.00 - $30.00) for the benefit go on sale Saturday (11/16) at noon. 100% of the door will be going to the families of the deceased, the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko who was wounded in the shooting, and then as well as the two surviving members of Yellow Dogs.

Full line-up and flyer for the benefit concert below...

Continue reading "Yellow Dogs memorial/benefit happening at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday w/ Nada Surf, Luke Temple, James Chance & more"

Luke Temple

While he's spent the last few years concentrating on Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple recently returned to solo mode with Good Mood Fool which was released a couple weeks ago via Secretly Canadian. On it, he bathes in warm funk and gentle reggae, giving things an enjoyably mellow vibe. You can check out the video for "Florida" and a couple other tracks below, and the whole record can be heard via Spotify.

Temple is currently finishing up a short East Coast tour with his band that includes Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost, Here We Go Magic), Mike Johnson (Dirty Projectors) and Brian Betancourt (Hospitality). He'll then head to Europe but on his return he's doing a December residency at Union Pool, playing the first three Tuesdays of the month. He's gathered some pretty impressive talent to open on the nights:

DECEMBER 3 (tickets)
ELLIOT KRIMSKY
MEMS (5) - (Ofir Ganon and Greg Sarnier of Deerhoof)
CHRIS BEAR (of Grizzly Bear)
LUKE TEMPLE

DECEMBER 10 (tickets)
DANIEL CARTER//AUSTIN VAUGHN
SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)
LUKE TEMPLE

DECEMBER 17 (tickets)
ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man, Landlady, etc)
JEREMY GUSTIN AND INDIGO STREET (of Delicate Steve)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)
LUKE TEMPLE

As a unifying theme, all of the sets during the residency will be improvised. No word on advance tickets just yet. Ticket links above. All tour dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below.

Continue reading "Luke Temple released new LP (streams), doing guest-filled NYC "improvisational" residency in December & other dates"

Cat Power / Sky Ferreira at Elliott Smith tribute (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cat Power
Sky Ferreira

As you may have heard, on the tenth anniversary of Elliott Smith's death (10/21), a tribute show went down at Glasslands in Brooklyn with a number of musicians, including Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), and more. We already posted pictures, the setlist, and a fan video from the show, and now there's professional video of the show, courtesy of The Bomber Jacket (one of the show presenters). They're planning on releasing the audio from the show as well ("hopefully by Christmas"), and all proceeds from that release will benefit the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund.

Meanwhile you can watch those videos below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute @ Glasslands in pro-shot video (watch) --- Cole Smith & Sky Ferreira, Speedy Ortiz, Low Anthem & more"

CocoRosie at Paper Box in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cocorosie

CocoRosie are currently on tour in support of their newest LP, Tales of a Grass Widow. That tour hit NYC for a big show at Webster Hall earlier this month (10/12), but they've since tacked on a much more intimate NYC show to the end of the tour. The quirky songwriters will play Brooklyn Bowl on November 10 with two other quirky songwriters, Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris (the new ANTI-signed project of ex-Low Anthem member Jocie Adams). It's one of those 'School Night!' shows which means it's totally FREE but you do have to RSVP. Updated CocoRosie dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below.

Meanwhile, there's another 'School Night!' show happening even sooner. As discussed, Tennis are playing this Sunday (11/3) (one of their two upcoming NYC shows), and since we last spoke, it's been announced that Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) and Chalk and Numbers are opening. There will also be listening parties for the new Tennis EP, Small Sound, and the new Cut Copy album. RSVP is still open for this free show.

Tennis have also just made their new EP available to stream on Pitchfork.

All CocoRosie dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "CocoRosie add free Brooklyn Bowl show w/ Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris to tour; openers announced for Tennis' show"

photos by Wei Shi; words by Bill Pearis

Sondre Lerche, Luke Temple @ Bowery Ballroom -- 10/15/2013
Sondre Lerche, Luke Temple @ Bowery Ballroom -- 10/15/2013

Sondre Lerche, who's been somewhat quiet of late, broke the silence for a show at Bowery Ballroom during CMJ, headlining The Talkhouse showcase on October 15 that also featured Luke Temple and others. Where most NYC shows tend to just be Sondre solo, for this one he had a rhythm section in tow -- a nice treat, though he's certainly capable of captivating a crowd all by his lonesome. Pictures from his and Temples' sets are in this post.

While Lerche finishes up his new album, fans can look forward to a new 12" which is one of the many 2013 Record Store Day Black Friday releases. It's the first in a series of releases under the title Public Hi-Fi Sessions where bands record at Jim Eno's studio. This one features Sondre doing "Like Lazenby" and "Screen Door."

And speaking of the Talkhouse, Sondre reviewed the new Prefab Sprout album, Crimson / Red which was the first all-new Prefab Sprout album in 16 years. If you are familiar with Prefab Sprout, the band's influence on Lerche's music is pretty evident, and "I Cannot Let You Go" from his 2009 album Heartbeat Radio is an unabashed PS homage. In his review, he writes:

While I raked autumn leaves in my stepfather's garden, my vanity scanned the record for anything that might remind me of my own music. What I found resembled not so much how I sounded but how I felt. Barely 19 and still living with my mom while chasing my debut album across the world on infinite promotional tours, it was an incredibly confusing and eventful time. And Prefab Sprout turned out to be my absurd and emphatic compass through most of it. Their songs made room for everything I was dealing with: adolescent arrogance, sexual frustrations, conflicted resentment, helpless romanticism, long overdue generational confrontations.
The review is mostly positive and nicely considered, and you can read the whole thing here. And if you haven't heard Crimson / Red yet, Paddy Mcaloon is in fine form -- both vocally and songwriting-ly. If the production is missing some of the granduer of 1990's Jordan the Comeback, the album is a welcome return, and album-opener "The Best Jewel Thief in the World" stands among Mcaloon's finest. You can stream that, and check out more pictures from Sondre Lerche's CMJ set, below...

Continue reading "Sondre Lerche played CMJ (pics), releasing RSD 12", reviewed the new Prefab Sprout album, 'Crimson / Red' (stream a track)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Cat Power / Cole & Sky
Elliot Smith Tribute
Elliot Smith Tribute

[Sadie] Dupuis delivered the night's heaviest alt-rock blast, leading a Nirvana-like performance of "Abused" by dialing up the track's soft-loud-soft dynamics. [Marissa] Nadler offered a mesmerizing lullaby with the gentle strums of "Pitseleh." [Yoni] Wolf played three tracks solo on piano, including "Angeles" and "Say Yes," adding his own spin lyrically and musically, something a "chord guy" like Smith would appreciate, Wolf joked.

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Cat Power soon walked onstage and raised a glass from behind the piano -- "cheers to Elliott," she said. She played a solo version of her own tune, the haunting "Names," from 2003's You Are Free, before her band joined for a jazz/R&B-flecked "Between the Bars," which hit with extra punch due to Marshall's own history of alcohol abuse and mental illness.

She handed out knit caps, like those Smith so often wore (Marshall sported a yellow-gold beanie over her bleached blonde hair all night), and closed with From a Basement on the Hill's "Pretty (Ugly Before)." Ferreira joined Marshall onstage, and the two traded verses and invited the crowd to join -- "Fucking sing it if you know it!" shouted Marshall -- on the repeated outro: "I was so ugly before didn't know what to do." The jam-packed audience inside the DIY venue all sang in hushed tones together, in unison. [Rolling Stone]

On the tenth anniversary of Elliott Smith's death (10/21), a number of musicians gathered at Brooklyn venue Glasslands for a tribute show. The night's cast included Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials and Tereu Tereu. Pictures of the show, a partial setlist, and a video of Sky Ferreira joining Cat Power for "Pretty (Ugly Before)" are in this post.

For Cat Power, this show was ahead of her upcoming solo tour which brings her back to NYC for two shows on November 14 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (early and late). The early show is sold out but tickets for the late show are still available.

Sadie Dupuis played this just after her band Speedy Ortiz wrapped up a number of CMJ shows, including our Friday party. Speedy Ortiz returns to NYC tonight (10/23) at The Flat for a Mishka show with J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr). It's an afterparty for the debut of Mishka's new Dinosaur Jr line, which happens at their store (and J will be there doing an in-store signing).

More pictures, the partial setlist and video below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute @ Glasslands pics, video, setlist (Cat Power, Marissa Nadler, Sadie Dupuis, Cole Smith, Sky Ferreira, more)"

NIN @ Lollapalooza 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
NIN

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

Nine Inch Nails, Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Barclays Center
Trent Reznor and crew released their first NiN record in five years and their tour with equally intense openers Godspeed are in the NY area for two shows, this being the first.

Luke Temple, Celestial Shore @ Le Poisson Rouge
He was a solo artist before starting Here We Go Magic and Luke Temple has a new solo record, Good Mood Fool, out this week. You can check out the video for the single "Florida" below. Tonight he celebrates at LPR with openers Celestial Shore.

RVIVR, Slice Harvester, Marvin Berry and The New Sound @ Cake Shop
Olympia pop punks RVIVR came to NYC for a show last night at Acheron with Iron Chic and Nude Beach, and tonight they're sticking around to headline their own show at Cake Shop.

Deltron 3000 @ Highline Ballroom
Deltron 3030 are officially back in action, and the great alternative hip hop collective are now touring with backing from orchestra, which should make this different from your average rap show. This is their second show in the area after last week's Brooklyn Bowl show.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Baron Vaughn, Damien Lemon, Kiran Deol, and Nore Davis are tonight's guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show.

Those Darlins, Gambles @ Mercury Lounge
Tennessee's Those Darlins started off making '70s Loretta Lynn style country but quickly grew beyond those constraints. Their third album, Blur The Line, adds a little glitter to the mix, making for sleek, snarly rock.

Quasi, Jeffrey Lewis @ Mercury Lounge
Long-running indie duo of Sam Combes and Janet Weiss bring their organ and drums to Knitting Factory tonight, their second of two shows in NYC with tourmate Jeffrey Lewis.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Elliott Smith

Like the four Elliott Smith tribute shows that took place in August to honor the songwriting legend in the ten-year anniversary of his death, another will happen in NYC on the actual day of the anniversary, October 21. The tribute show happens at Glasslands and includes some pretty great musicians like Cat Power, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith with Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning (of Rewards, ex-Chairlift), Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials and Tereu Tereu.

$50 tickets for the show are on sale now, and some of the proceeds will benefit Elliott Smith Memorial Fund. That fund benefits Outside In and Free Arts for Abused Children, and there's also an IndieGogo campaign raising money for Outside In that includes rewards related to the Glasslands show:

* Set lists from the night
* High-quality 12" x 11" concert posters, designed by local artist Allison Specketer
* Live recording of the show (participating bands TBA)
* Goodie Bag (details TBA) from Kill Rock Stars
* High-quality 18" x 24" concert poster, autographed by all the musicians
Check out an Elliott Smith video from 2000 below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute happening at Glasslands w/ Cat Power, members of DIIV, Speedy Ortiz, Sky Ferreira & more"

by Bill Pearis

Celestial Shore
photo by Josh Goleman

Brooklyn's Celestial Shore released their new album, 10x, last week via Hometapes. "Beachy" is a term that's thrown around a lot with them, and you can hear traces of Brian Wilson in their harmonies, but "Little Deuce Coup" this ain't. The group bring an intricate mathy-ness to the music, with frequent time/tempo changes making the album right at, er, home on Hometapes (All Tiny Creatures, Slaraffenland). You can stream two tracks from the album below and the whole thing via Spotify or Rdio.

Celestial Shore play a record release party tonight (9/13) at Silent Barn. Openers are Empress Of and TEEN (both who could probably headline Silent Barn on their own), plus Bueno. The band have a bunch of upcoming NYC shows, actually. They'll support Darwin Deez and Caged Animals at Knitting Factory on September 29 (tickets); play Grand Victory on October 4 with Feuding Fathers; open for Arto Lindsay as part of the CBGB Fest at Bowery Electric on October 12 (tickets); and play with Luke Temple at Le Poisson Rouge on October 14 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Empress Of also recently announced shows with the 4AD-signed SOHN.

All Celestial Shore dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Celestial Shore released '10x' on Hometapes, playing NYC release show tonight w/ TEEN and Empress Of ++ other dates"

callers

As mentioned, Callers are about to start a March residency at Williamsburg venue Union Pool and we now know the rest bills for each show. The kickoff show on March 7 features Olga Bell and TEEN; the March 14th show is with Fang Island; and on March 21 it's Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and still-to-be-revealed "special guests." Tickets for each show are $8 and and advance tix for the 3/7 show are on sale now.

Flyer for the residency is below.

Continue reading "Callers announce line-ups for NYC residency (Olga Bell, Luke Temple, Fang Island, TEEN and more)"

Callers

Brooklyn/Providence crew Callers released their third album, Reviver, last year via Partisan. Originally a collaboration between Sara Lucas and Ryan Seaton, Callers are now a four-piece band and if you haven't heard the new album, you can stream it below via Spotify.

The band are gearing up for a March residency at Union Pool where they'll play the first three Thursdays in the month (3/7, 3/14, 3/21). Callers are promising some exciting guests to share the bill with for these shows, including Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, and Fang Island. As full line-ups (which will include "secret guests") and schedules haven't been finalized, we don't know which dates they are playing (maybe on the same bill, maybe not) but we'll keep you informed. No advance tickets as of right now.

Album stream below....

Continue reading "Callers plan NYC residency in March at Union Pool with special guests (Fang Island, Luke Temple included)"

DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Fangela (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Fangela (live on Laundromatinee) (MP3)

Here We Go Magic

Here We Go Magic are about to depart on their tour with Grizzly Bear that kicks off after they play three local shows (Town Hall, Town Hall, MHOW), but first, you can catch Luke Temple and band tonight (5/26, 10pm) at a secretish show at Union Pool in Brooklyn with Midnight Masses. FREE SHOW.

For more HWGM, check out their new Daytrotter Session, as well as the one they recorded for Laundromatinee. All dates below...

Continue reading "Here We Go Magic - secret show in Brooklyn tonight before Grizzly Bear tour ++ new live sessions (MP3s)"

DOWNLOAD: Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game (MP3)

Harlem Shakes @ Highline Ballroom (more by Ryan Muir)
Harlem Shakes

Harlem Shakes' new album, Technicolor Health, is out now on Gigantic. The disc's first single , "Strictly Game," which we've posted before, is posted again above.

The band has upcoming May/June tour dates with Passion Pit and Cale Parks, though none in New York. But that doesn't mean there aren't any Harlem Shakes shows to be had.

First the band plays a "Big Ups to Jules De B." show at Bushwick's Starr Space on Thursday, April 23rd with LD Beghtol (Magnetic Fields, Flare), Hospitality, and Mr. Dream. That show is a party for Jules De Balincourt, who did the artwork for the band's newest record. (More details and artwork below.)

Then the band has a free early show at Pianos on Wednesday, May 6th with The Cringe and Sean Bones. (That's before the Japandroids, The Octagon, Heavenly States show the same night.) Poster for the Shakes gig below.

Then, after a May 16th Sarah Lawrence show (in Westchester County) and the Passion Pit/Cale Parks tour, Harlem Shakes return for a July 1st show at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24th at noon. Openers aren't announced yet.

Before embarking on that tour, Cale Parks (you may know him as one of the guys who plays percussion/piano/vibes in Aloha) is performing at Santos Party House on Saturday, May 9th with Cymbals Eat Guitars, So So Glos, Real Estate and Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic). The show, hosted by Andrew WK, is a benefit for DKMS, which is the world's largest bone marrow donor center. Tickets for that show are on sale.

One day after finishing their tour with the Harlem Shakes, Passion Pit play two headlining shows of their own at Bowery Ballroom (both now sold out).

Video from the Harlem Shakes' March 26th MHOW gig, details on the band's Bushwick show, and all upcoming tour dates below...

Continue reading "Harlem Shakes - 2 small NYC shows, 1 free, 1 big one & other 2009 Tour Dates (w/ Passion Pit & Cale Parks) "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Fangela (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Only Pieces (excerpt) (MP3)

Here We Go Magic @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Jonny Leather)
Here We Go Magic

Rarely have a band name and a song title both been so appropriately chosen: In "Tunnelvision," Luke Temple's new project Here We Go Magic quickly establishes that nothing is as it seems. Anyone coming in cold, not knowing about Temple's involvement, would assume that the voice repeating the words "Tunnelvision / Strange decision" is a woman, for one thing.

At the same time, it's hard not to get lost in Here We Go Magic's guitars, which provide a steady pulse at the same time they drench the song in reverb and delay. By roughly the three-minute mark -- around the time Temple sings, "Anything is possible" -- "Tunnelvision" has become engrossing to the point of hypnosis. Which, given the band's name, makes a lot of sense. -[Here We Go Magic on NPR's Song of the Day]

Get the full story on Here We Go Magic and Luke Temple here. As you can see from the pic above, the band played a Bowery Ballroom show with Department of Eagles in January - they'll share a bill with Daniel Rossen again as the band tours with Grizzly Bear this May/June - opening two NYC shows at Town Hall (tix for both May 28 & May 29 won't be on sale for much longer).

Here We Go Magic, whose s/t debut is out now on iTunes and soon on Western Vinyl, is playing a SXSW show at Club 115 on Thursday, March 19, with other Austin appearances listed below.

Before meeting up with Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic will headline their own Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, April 7th. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates and the video for "Tunnelvision" below...

Continue reading "Here We Go Magic -2009 tour (MHOW, dates w/ Grizzly Bear) "

photos by Jonny Leather

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles and Here We Go Magic played Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday night (1/19). More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Department of Eagles & Here We Go Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - pics"

Here we go magic

"To date, Luke Temple has been unconfined by genre. His full-length debut Hold a Match for a Gasoline World presented heartfelt folk tunes and expansive pop numbers filtered through a unique outsider perspective. Last year's follow-up Snowbeast was an avant statement full of interwoven light and dark imagery recorded entirely in his Brooklyn bedroom.

Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke's self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material. Luke recorded the album at home using analog synths, a cassette 4-track, and his trusty SM-57 mic, coloring the sound with warmth and creating textures you want to wrap yourself in." [says Luke's PR/bio]

The rebranded Luke Temple has a bunch of shows coming up including some with Department of Eagles which includes the sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on January 19th. There's also February 15th at Southpaw, March 3rd at Le Poisson Rouge, SXSW, and a whole bunch of non-NYC/Austin dates across the country, BUT FIRST the old-original-actual Luke Temple will be playing a solo show tonight, January 16th, at Le Poisson Rouge with Jonah Smith.

Definitely check out the three tracks streaming at MySpace. All dates below...

Continue reading "Luke Temple's new band HERE WE GO MAGIC - 2009 Tour Dates (Department of Eagles, LPR, SXSW...)"

Photos by Nathan Miller

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) (MP3)

Those Darlins

"Deer Tick took the stage at Brooklyn's Southpaw on Saturday for the release of the War Elephant reissue on Partisan Records. Texas based Feow! Records put out the first version of War Elephant last Fall. Unfortunately, the little label run by Jana hunter and Matt Brownlie closed up shop this past August.

Five minutes had not elapsed before bronze-voiced McCauley was shirtless. A detail that lent to a level of intimacy that one usually doesn't get from a standing-room-only concert. It was best illustrated in the couple of songs he played with one of the ladies from Those Darlins (I have a crush on the curly haired one, by the way). They had written some ditties at 6am, just hanging out. McCauley's stage presence exudes simply that: we're all friends and we're hangin' out, singing together. The first half of the set consisted of newer, meloncholy songs. I was annoyed by some drunk members of the audience that wouldn't STFU during a beautiful piece of just acoustic guitar, upright bass and harmonica (I don't know why, but this girl brought an aloe vera plant to the show and wouldn't stop talking about it). At the halfway point, McCauley started a sing-along hootenanny with "Ashamed" - to which my friends and I drove our fists into the air and exclaimed in chorus: "Oh oh oh ohhhhhh, a crying shame! A cryin' shame, what we became!" Highlights included the foot-stomping "These Old Shoes" and a song dedicated to president-elect Obama. The night ended with a glorious cover of "La Bamba."" [BLT / IDM]

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photos by Faith-Ann Young

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)

Deer Tick

"Despite the dismal Spiegeltent acoustics, Deertick's rough-hewn blues folk is a refreshing break from today's production-heavy pop. John McCauley screeching, slurring, scratching and finger-plunking with lazy eyes. It's easy to succumb to band's loose playing style and 'my-porch-is-your-porch' Americana charm. Like life's greatest ephiphanies, the more beer imbibed, the more the words made sense. By the end of their set, Deertick had the crowd woozy and warm. Then, they did a cover of "La Bamba." Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." Now, let's be honest: though Ritchie Valens may be an inspiration of McCauley's, pretty much any white country blues band that covers "La Bamba" is asking for associations with (bad) wedding bands. We'd have much preferred their killer rendition Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl"......But hey, truth told, the crowd seemed to love it and sway along....and sure it made the whiskey go down smoother." - Faith
The Sean Kingston cover Faith speaks of available for download above. The show she was at was the one that happened Sunday night, November 2nd, at Spiegelword by the South Street Seaport in NYC. More pictures from that below, but first....

Deer Tick poster

Some may remember that I announced this show almost two months ago, but got in trouble and quickly removed the post. This is what I wrote at the time:

BrooklynVegan is proud to present Deer Tick's NYC record re-release party at Southpaw in Brooklyn on November 8th. Luke Temple and Those Darlins will open the show. Tickets are on sale.

The Southpaw show is six days after Deer Tick plays the Spiegeltent in Manhattan with the Felice Brothers who are playing Maxwell's with AA Bondy this Saturday (9/13).

Now that Spiegelworld is over, I'm allowed to say it. Better late than never.

Deer Tick also have another record re-release party, Friday in Rhode Island. The record is out November 11th. All dates and Spiegelworld pictures below....

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Portastatic @ Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
Portastatic

It's the "CMJ Artist Lounge at Red Bull Space Presented By Paste, KCRW.com, and indie outlaw." Open to CMJ artist badges all day. Free to the public at night. Band schedule and flyer below...

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Beach House @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Apr 2, 2008 (Ryan Muir / Metromix)
Beach House @ Bowery Ballroom

"Went to this show last night. Papercuts, perhaps the most boring live show I've ever seen." [Anon]

"papercuts were absolutely awful" [Jason]

"beach house was bad. papercuts were the worst live band i've ever seen." [Jason again]

"I thought beach house was great. maybe you never heard like their records?" [Anon]

"Papercuts were all right. Beach House was excellent." [Eduardo]

DOWNLOAD: Luke Temple - People Do (new MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Joe's Pub interviews Luke Temple (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Luke Temple - Old New York (MP3)

Luke Temple

Download some of the sweet sounds of Brooklyn's Luke Temple above. Sufjan Stevens even says that, "Luke Temple has one of the most beautiful voices in pop music.", and Sufjan knows. Check him out for free tonight (August 20) at Sound Fix, or not-for-free on Thursday at Joe's Pub. His new album Snowbeast is out tomorrow (August 21, 2007). Some more songs are streaming at MySpace. All tour dates below....

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