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CT5 Prize Patrol: Mac Demarco & Dustin Payseur
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As mentioned, the Captured Tracks 5th Anniversary festival (CT5) is coming up in two week at Brooklyn's The Well on August 31 and September 1 featuring DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, MINKS, Soft Moon, Soft Metals and more. Tickets are still available in various permutations: either as single day (8/31 here; 9/1 here), two-day passes or the ultra-two-day pass that comes with a goodie bag of exclusive stuff. For more on the fest, the label has just released a promo video starring Mac DeMarco and Dustin from Beach Fossils in unbridled form. That's a still from it above, and you can watch it below.

Captured Tracks is also throwing a contest through a few different local record stores where you can win a pair of tickets to the show as well as some special prizes, like "donuts/coffee with Mac DeMarco." List of participating stores (and the prizes) are below.

And don't forget that shoegazers Medicine, whose new album came out this week on Captured Tracks, play their first NYC show in eons tonight (8/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Weekend and Leverage Models. Tickets are still available.

CT5 video and contest store locations below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco and Dustin of Beach Fossils made a promo video for Captured Tracks fest (watch)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Bjork / Joanna Newsom / Wire / Mikal Cronin @ Pitchfork Fest 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013

Wearing a shiny silver dress (while choir wore mostly blue) Bjork sang and moved across the stage with a great deal of passion and energy. Behind her, three screens displayed imagery that included an exploding star, the moon, ZX Spectrum-looking polygons, and even a sped up clip of a seal carcass being consumed by starfish and sea slugs underwater (read: slightly unsettling). The latter stood out, for obvious reasons, and close-ups of the starfish seemed to show a synchronized pulse with the music. Another highlight was the giant tesla coil enclosure that descended from the stage rathers during "Thunderbolt," creating huge sparks each time the synthesizer was played. After each song Bjork politely said "Thank you!" in her strong Icelandic accent which had everyone smiling and laughing. In the distance, a storm was approaching but appeared to be another special effect being incorporated in an already elaborate performance. Unfortunately, it was real, and reached the festival before Bjork could fully complete her set. - [BV Chicago]
The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off last night (7/19) in Chicago's Union Park. A more gently paced day than what's in store today (7/20) and Sunday (7/21), Friday featured a headlining set from Bjork (which was cut short due to a storm), plus Wire, Joanna Newsom, Angel Olson,Mikal Cronin, Mac Demarco, Woods, Trash Talk, a newly-blonde Frankie Rose, and Daughn Gibson. Pictures from Friday are in this post.

For more on day one of Pitchfork 2013 (review and another set of pics), visit BV Chicago where you'll also find a preview of day 2 and day 3. More pictures from day 1 are below.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2013 day 1 in pics: (Bjork, Wire, Joanna Newsom, Mikal Cronin, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk & more)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Fun Fun Fun Fest

As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.

Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 full lineup & tix (Television, Slayer, MIA, Quicksand, Descendents, Dismemberment Plan, MGMT & more)"

Mac Demarco @ Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Mac Demarco

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice right before the first two captured tracks releases.

Mike Sniper: I honestly don't think I'd do anything different, I know that's a boring answer. Maybe to have 4x the amount of money when starting it. Stuff like that, things that are out of my control.

What do you envision for the next five years of Captured Tracks?

I don't like to play the future game. Just keep doing what we're doing and let the chips fall where they may. - [Captured Tracks]

Captured Tracks started in 2008 as a way for Mike Sniper to release his Blank Dogs records. The label grew the next year with releases from Dum Dum Girls, Woods, Grass Widow, The Beets, Wild Nothing, and more. In just a few short years, Captured Tracks has gone past its lo-fi origins to become one of the more respected indie labels around, and this year has released (or will) a few bona-fide pop records, including Widowspeak's second album, Wild Nothing's Empty Estate mini-LP, and MINKS' terrific second album, Tides End, which is out in August.

In celebration of five years in existence, Captured Tracks is throwing a two-day party, called CT5, at The Well in Bushwick on August 31 and September 1 that features most of the bands on its active roster, including DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Widowspeak, MINKS, Soft Moon, Soft Metals and more.

Single day tickets (8/31 here; 9/1 here) are $30; two-day passes are $55 and include a discount on used goods Captured Tracks' retail outlet which will open at 195 Calyer St. in Greenpoint this August; and there's an ultra-two-day pass ($100) that includes a gift bag with exlclusive merch and a store discount.

Wild Nothing also play Terminal 5 (7/24) with Father John Misty (tickets) and a sold-out show at Maxwell's (7/26).

Full CT5 line-up and flyer are below.

Continue reading "Captured Tracks is turning 5, throwing 2-day party in NYC w/ DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Soft Moon & more"

Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Pitchfork

As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.

3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival announces full 2013 schedule"

The Gories at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Jason House)
The Gories

As mentioned, Mac DeMarco and White Fence will be playing the Panache Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13. That show now also includes Walter TV. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

White Fence also play another Northside show the next day at Knitting Factory (tickets). Mac DeMarco has a ton of other upcoming dates too, all of which are listed below.

Brooklyn Bowl is hosting other Northside shows too, including one of Questlove's weekly Bowl Train parties as a late show after the Panache showcase (tickets).

The following night (6/14), the venue will be headlined by Sinkane with Xenia Rubinos playing as well.. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Sinkane has other upcoming dates, including another NYC-area show happening on June 16 at Maxwell's (tickets) which is also with Xenia Rubinos. All dates are listed below.

That same night, Bond Music Group are doing their showcase as a late show (doors: 11:30 PM) with Chrome Canyon, Computer Magic, AVAN LAVA (DJ), and Chateau Marmont. Tickets for that one are on sale.

Then, on the Saturday (6/15) of Northside, New York Night Train are doing their showcase, which includes an early show with The Gories and Daddy Long Legs; and a late show with Jonathan Toubin doing his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party with guest DJ Mick Collins (of the Gories and Dirtbombs). Tickets for the early show and the late show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Finally, on June 16, POP Montreal is doing a show with Born Ruffians, The Spinto Band, and Turf War. Tickets for that show are on sale.

You can also get into any of these shows with your Northside Badge. All Mac DeMarco and Sinkane dates are listed, along with show flyers, below...

Continue reading "Northside shows at Brooklyn Bowl on sale: Mac DeMarco, White Fence, The Gories, Sinkane, Born Ruffians & more"

FYF

LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2013 Lineup (My Bloody Valentine included)"

Andrew Bird @ Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
Andrew Bird

Andrew W.K.'s Super Bowl 2013 halftime show (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

today in NYC
* Black Lamp @ The Stone
* Goo Goo Dolls @ MLB Fan Cave
* Dessa, Aby Wolf @ Mercury Lounge
* Daughter, Wilsen @ Bowery Ballroom
* Coastgaard, Hints @ Mercury Lounge
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Matt Holman's Diversion Ensemble @ Barbes
* Sunny's Benefit @ The Bell House
* The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
* Cyro Baptista, Billy Martin, Amir Ziv @ The Stone
* Sam Goodwill, Heaven's Jail, Porches @ Cake Shop
* Genghis Hans, Love and Radiation @ Cameo Gallery
* Inside Joke w/ Dick Cavett @ UCB
* Phony Ppl, Allan Kingdom, Roofeeo @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Forgetters, 79.5, DJ Chris Lager/O.C.D. @ Union Hall
* Rain Machine, Lone Wolf and Cub, The Juggs @ Union Pool
* The Laurels, Prince Rupert's Drops, Bluffing @ Death By Audio
* Taurus, Eksi Ekso, Knights On Earth, American Echoes @ Pianos
* Bad Credit No Credit, Hardbodies, Bueno, Ichicuts @ Shea Stadium
* The Kominas, You Bred Raptors?, Appomattox, Wojcik @ Glasslands
* Derek Cruz, Derek Dunivan, Old Soul Revival Band @ Bowery Electric
* Archie Powell & The Exports, Janet Labelle, The Tin Man @ The Rock Shop
* Questlove, Andrew Bird, Andrew W.K., Kim Gordon, James, Chance, Dosh, Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), Bernie Worrell, Erik, Friedlander, Julia Holter, Thundercat (Red Bull Music Academy) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Tonight's event in the Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC happens at Brooklyn Masonic Temple featuring "a series of round-robin duets" featuring the likes of Kim Gordon, Andrews WK and Bird, James Chance, Questlove, Andrew WK, Glenn Kotche and more. Sold out.

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Mac Demarco, who will be here for the Northside Festival, just released a video for "My Kind of Woman" which puts a spin on the title for the clip's conceit. Watch it below.

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The Polyphonic Spree at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Polyphonic Spree

Progressive pop cult The Polyphonic Spree have a bunch of festival dates scheduled for this spring/summer and they'll also be touring around those fests, playing a number of club dates throughout the US. Those dates include NYC shows happening on July 9 at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg and July 10 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/1) at noon.

The Polyphonic Spree were also among the recent additions to this year's Bonnaroo lineup. Other additions include Solange, White Lung, Mac DeMarco, Black Prairie, Maps & Atlases, Royal Thunder, William Tyler, Cat Martino, On An On, Bilal and more. 4-Day passes for the festival are still available.

All Polyphonic Spree dates are listed, along with a full list of the Bonnaroo lineup additions and a video of the Polyphonic Spree covering Nirvana's "Lithium" at our BV-SXSW day party (one of our greatest moments at SXSW this year), below...

Continue reading "The Polyphonic Spree touring --- dates include 2 NYC shows & the recently-updated Bonnaroo lineup"

Summerstage

Summerstage has just announced its 2013 season. Highlights include:

Flatbush Zombies / The Underachievers (6/4, Red Hook Park)

Ty Segall's new band Fuzz (6/6, Red Hook Park)

The Zombies/Django Django (6/15, Central Park)

Femi Kuti/Sinkane (6/23, Central Park)

Members of REM, THe dB's, Rosebuds and more in celebration of Big Star's Third (6/30, Central Park)

She & Him / Camera Obscura (7/6, Central Park)

Black Sheep / Das EFX / Marley Marl (7/18, Queensbridge Park)

Lianne La Havas / LP / Quadron (7/27, Central Park)

Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka (7/28, Central Park)

Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier (8/27, East River Park)

Mac DeMarco (8/28, East River Park)

Summerstage's whole 2013 calendar is below.

Continue reading "Summerstage announces full 2013 line-up"

White Fence
White Fence

As mentioned, White Fence's new album, Cyclops Reap, is out this week on John Dwyer's Castle Face label. Tim Presley doesn't seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia. You can stream "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley" below and hear the whole record over at Pitchfork.

White Fence will be in Brooklyn for the Northside Festival in June, playing two shows: the Panache showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13 and then a late show at Knitting Factory on June 14. Tickets to the Knitting Factory show are on sale now; no word on Brooklyn Bowl tickets just yet.

The whole Panache showcase line-up is still forthcoming but we do know its being headlined by Mac DeMarco and we have updated dates for him below as well.

These are just a couple of the additions to the 2013 Northside line-up that includes that free Walkmen show in McCarren Park. Other new additions, Kylesa, Torche, Sonny & the Sunsets, Nü Sensae, Kisses, The Luyas and more. Northside line-up as it stands now is below.

Continue reading "White Fence streaming new LP, added to Northside Fest line-up (Mac DeMarco, Nu Sensae, Kylesa, Torche & more too)"

Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pitchfork Festival

The final Pitchfork Festival lineup has now been announced, and in addition to previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Joanna Newsom, and Swans, it now includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.

Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.

In other Chicago music festival news, Lollapalooza early bird passes went on sale today, sold out, and then regular 3-day passes went on sale and sold out. Single day tickets go on sale April 9.

Full Pitchfork Festival lineup and schedule below...

Continue reading "M.I.A., Solange, Wire, Savages, Phosphorescent, Julia Holter, Waxahatchee, KEN Mode & more added to Pitchfork Festival"

DOWNLOAD: Blood Orange - "Entertainment" (Phoenix remix/cover) (MP3)

Phoenix at MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Phoenix

Phoenix have been rolling out information on their new album, Bankrupt!, which is due out on April 23 via Glassnote, and they've also been revealing tour dates. None of those previously scheduled dates were in NYC, but they've now finally announced they'll play The Apollo Theatre on May 13. Tickets will be available through a lottery system that you can enter by registering now. Registration is open from now until Thursday (3/28) at noon. You have to register to enter the lottery but registration does not guarantee tickets to the show.

In related news, Blood Orange remixed/covered Phoenix's newest single, "Entertainment" (like Dinosaur Jr. just did). You can download that remix/cover above and stream it, along with the list of all upcoming Phoenix dates, below...

Continue reading "Phoenix adds Apollo Theatre show to tour, remixed/covered by Blood Orange (updated dates, MP3)"

Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt

Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt will be making his SXSW debut this year (he wasn't there when the rest of his crew first played), and will be doing collaborative sets with Captain Murphy, aka Flying Lotus' rap alter ego (who collaborated with him on "Between Friends"). Those sets include the Life or Death showcase on Wednesday (3/13) at Scoot Inn at midnight, the Green Label Sound showcase on Friday (3/15) at Lucille at 9:30 PM, and FADER Fort on Saturday (3/16) at 6 PM. Flyers for all three of those shows with full lineups are below.

Earl just appeared at Flying Lotus' LA show at Low End Theory last week (3/7) and they performed three tracks off Earl's upcoming album, Doris, "Burgundy" (produced by Pharrell), "Hive," and "Guild." Mac Miller is featured on that last one and he was at the LA show too. You can check it all out in a video from the show, which is below. Also below is the video for previously released Doris track, "Chum," and Earl has another new video on the way too.

Earl's other upcoming dates include some festival appearances like Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, and Coachella. All dates are listed, along with those flyers and videos, below...

Continue reading "Earl Sweatshirt performed w/ Flying Lotus (Captain Murphy) in LA, doing it again at SXSW (dates, video)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Mac DeMarco @ The Jinx, Savannah, GA 3/7/2013
Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco

The Savannah Stopover kicked off last night (3/7) in the genteel Georgia city. Over 100 bands on their way to SXSW (and a few that aren't) will play through Saturday (3/9). Intrepid BV photographer Dominick Mastrangelo will be covering the fest for us and arrived last night just in time to catch Mac DeMarco's headlining set at The Jinx. Hijinx is more like it judging from these photos.

More coverage from the Savannah Stopover to come and more pics from Mac's set are below.

Continue reading "The Savannah Stopover is underway in Georgia; check out pics from Mac DeMarco's performance"

sled island

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Colin Stetson, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mac DeMarco and Metz are the first confirmed artists to be announced for the 2013 Sled Island Festival which will happen June 19 - 22 at 30+ venues in Calgary, Alberta. This year's fest, now in its seventh year, is being curated by Tim Hecker & John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees. Around 250 bands are expected to be a part of Sled Island this year, plus art, film and comedy. Festival Discovery passes are on sale now.

Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV
Pitchfork Fest

After already announcing R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian as the headliners for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, P4k has revealed that those artists will be joined by Joanna Newsom, The Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, El-P, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Rustie, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree.

More artists are still TBA and three-day passes and individual day tickets are still available.

Current lineup/schedule below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival announces more acts (Joanna Newsom, Breeders, Swans, Rustie, Killer Mike, El-P & more)"

photos by Jonathon Bernstein, words by Andrew Sacher

Mac DeMarco & co. making out and crowd surfing
Mac Demarco
Mac Demarco

Before the night was over, Mac crowd surfed, told funny stories in between songs using voice that sounded a little like Wolfman Jack, sang at least 15 songs such as the irresistible "Annie," "Cooking Up Something Good," "Rock and Roll Night Club," "I'm a Man," "One More Tear To Cry," and "Viceroy," did a brief cover of The Beatles' "Blackbird," and brought his girlfriend Kira up on stage to dedicate "Still Together" to her. [According 2 G]
Captured Tracks labelmates Mac DeMarco and Naomi Punk brought their tour with Calvin Love to NYC on Friday (3/1) for a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Tonstartssbandht. Mac and his band brought their usual quirky stage antics (which include making out with each other) and their crowd-pleasing loungey guitar rock. But if you haven't seen Naomi Punk yet, their set was one of the most surprising on the bill. The bass-less trio is a lot grungier live than on record, and more so than any other band on that lineup, which made their set stick out (in a good way).

More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco, Naomi Punk, Calvin Love & Tonstartssbandht played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)"

Calvin Love

As mentioned previously, Edmonton, Alberta's Calvin Love is going on tour with fellow Canadian Mac DeMarco, including an NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1. Naomi Punk is also on that bill and $10 tickets are still available.

Calvin's debut album, New Radar, is out now and is a late night synth-n-twang affair that would probably sound good while driving through the desert or whatever Lynchian fantasy you might have. We've got the premiere for the video of "Missions" which features some stop-motion animation and other trippy visuals. Watch it below.

A list of all Calvin Love tour dates, album stream and video below..

Continue reading "watch new video from Calvin Love who is on tour with Mac DeMarco (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Ty Segall / Mac DeMarco @ Webster Hall, 2/1/2012
Ty Segall
Mac Demarco

Ty Segall's current tour with Ex Cult rolled into town over the weekend for two shows, the first of which happened Friday (2/1) at Webster Hall. If Ty and his band weren't such fierce performers, they may have been upstaged by the antics of Mac DeMarco and his band, whose onstage shenanigans (wacky voices, push-ups, covering Limp Bizkit) are becoming the stuff of legend.

Before the Webster Hall show, Mac Demarco played Pitchfork's offices and you can stream that below. He'll be back for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1 with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love and tickets (only ten bucks) are on sale now.

Ty went on to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (2/2). More pictures from Webster Hall below...

Continue reading "Ty Segall, Mac DeMarco & Ex Cult played Webster Hall (pics)"

Ty Segall @ Mohawk in Austin, 1/25/2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Ty Segall

Local Natives @ Bowery Ballroom, Oct. 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)

today in NYC
* Sinkane @ Blue Note
* Spacehog @ Maxwell's
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub
* moe. @ Best Buy Theater
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Regional De Ny @ Barbes
* Grant Evans @ The Stone
* Joakim, Max Pask @ Le Bain
* Lazyeyes, Chappo @ Glasslands
* The Lumineers, Y La Bamba @ Terminal 5
* Daniel Avery, JDH & Dave P @ Glasslands
* Hipp, Yvette, Weather Balloons @ THE LAB
* Motion Sickness of Time Travel @ The Stone
* Christian Finnegan @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Ty Segall, Mac DeMarco,Ex-Cult @ Webster Hall
* Black Marble, You, Tiers, Candide @ Union Pool
* Peter Cincotti, Dawn Landes @ Le Poisson Rouge
* RatKing, Bryant Dope, JeanDeaux @ Mercury Lounge
* Ghost Light, Softspot, Zula, Lunchbox @ Big Snow
* Beat Radio, Kay, Baby Alpaca @ Pete's Candy Store
* Red Baraat, Superhuman Happiness @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pre-V-Day Do Over Cover Bands Show @ Death By Audio
* Frank & Tony, Black Light Smoke, Bob Moses @ Output
* The Get Down, Eight Bit Tiger, Old Monk @ Spike Hill
* Pol The Fisherman and StormGiant @ Santos Party House
* Katie Mullins, Pass Kontrol, Mount Sharp @ Union Hall
* Javelin, Guardian Alien, Life Size Maps @ Shea Stadium
* NinjaSonik, Cortes & Murda, Ave Gang, @ Public Assembly
* Allison Weiss, Field Mouse, Young Statues @ Public Assembly
* Local Natives, People Get Ready @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Silas Fermoy, Bam, Jeremy Grinacoff, Elista @ Bowery Electric
* Berth Control, Crazy and The Brains, Secret Beach @ Muchmore's
* Hurrah! A Blot of Light!, At Seas, Nighmare River Band @ Pianos
* Easter Island, Jacques Marquette, Modern Merchant @ Cameo Gallery
* Franz Nicolay, Trevor Wilson Vocal Ensemble, Ben Seretan @ Silent Barn
* Shilpa Ray, Kissing Is A Crime, How To Be Topp, Rosy Street @ Silent Barn
* Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Perdition, Sad Boys, Goosebumps, Muderer @ 285 Kent
* The Jupiter Deluxe, Wormburner, Foster McGinty, Midnight Romeo @ Arlene Grocery
* Ice Choir, Limited, Sasha Desree, D-Video, Red Hook @ Body Actualized Center
* Chris Lake, Fareoh, Brass Bed, Alex English (DJ Set), rekLES (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
* Power Pop-A-Licious w/ Kid Sentiment, Kurt Baker, The Connection, Party Lights, The Disconnects, The Psycho Hippies @ Cake Shop

Mac DeMarco, who plays with Ty Segall tonight at Webster Hall, spent this afternoon performing at Pitchfork's offices in Williamsburg, a set that included a spiffy cover of the late Dave Brubeck's "Take 5." He and his band sounded great and you can stream the 35-minute performance below.

Tonight's Local Natives show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is sold-out but you can still watch it live online via Bowery Presents' YouTube channel. Starts at 10 PM EST.

Tonight Death by Audio is throwing a "Pre-V-Day Do Over Cover Bands Show" with unnamed bands (but probably ones you've heard of) performing song by Joy Division, Rancid, Distillers, Fastbacks, Mr.T Experience, Stiff Little Fingers and MC5. The similar event at DbA during Halloween was a lot of fun.

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The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2013 line-up announced"

by Bill Pearis

Mac DeMarco

Mac Demarco, who will be here next week with Ty Segall, has announced a March tour surrounding his appearance at SXSW in Austin. Most of the tour is with Captured Tracks labelmate Naomi Punk and fellow Canadian Calvin Love. The tour hits NYC before SXSW at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1 with Eola also on the bill. Tickets, reasonably priced at $10, go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/23) at noon with the regular on-sale happening on Friday (1/25).

If you're unfamiliar with opener Calvin Love, he released his debut album, New Radar, via Autumn Tone back in November and is sort of electropop lonely highway music. You can stream the whole album below.

A list of all Mac DeMarco tour dates and the Calvin Love stream are below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco touring with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love, including NYC and SXSW (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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Ty Segall just released a video for "Thank God for the Sinners," the stomping lead s the lead track off last year's great Twins. In the clip, he gets a hand (and a foot, and a few torsos) from some anonymous folk. Do watch to the jaw-dropping end. Video is below.

Ty hits the road this weekend for a tour with Ex-Cult that lands in NYC on February 1 at Webster Hall with Mac Demarco on the bill as well, and then the recently added Feb 2 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg that also has K-Holes playing. Tickets for both shows are still available.

Ty's added a few dates in other cities as well. His updated tour schedule and the new video, below...

Continue reading "Ty Segall releases "Thank God for the Sinners" video (watch it), adds tour dates"