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by Andrew Sacher

Night Birds

Night Birds recently announced that they'll follow 2013's Born To Die In Suburbia with their third album, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, on October 2 via Fat Wreck Chords. Going by lead single "Blank Eyes," it looks like Night Birds haven't changed their sound at all. But when you do it this well, that's totally fine. NB are somewhere between the kind of skate punk Fat was known for in the '90s and Dead Kennedys' more maniacal, surfier sound, and "Blank Eyes" rips just as hard as this kind of stuff needs to. Check it out below (via Nerdist).

As previously discussed, the band is heading out on tour with the great Dillinger Four, including two NYC shows. Those happen October 10 at MHOW (tickets) and October 11 at Saint Vitus (sold out). Those shows got even better since we last spoke, with Big Eyes being added. And there's still one more TBA for Vitus.

Catch Big Eyes sooner when they open for Against Me! at the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show on September 4 at The Stone Pony. Also on that bill is Cakes Da Killa. $3 RSVP is still open.

After that, Big Eyes play Silent Barn with Wet Nurse (9/22) and a stacked FREE afternoon show at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on September 27 with The So So Glos, Nude Beach, Mannequin Pussy, Bueno and Bikini Carwash. Noon start.

Listen to that new Night Birds song, with their list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Night Birds share "Blank Eyes" off 'Mutiny at Muscle Beach'; Big Eyes added to NYC shows with Dillinger Four"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Colleen Green / Mannequin Pussy / Tweens
Colleen Green
Mannequin Pussy
Tweens

Colleen Green brought her tour with Mannequin Pussy to NYC over the weekend for two shows, Cake Shop on Saturday and Palisades on Sunday (8/23). Pictures of the latter are in this post.

Larry & the Babes opened with a set of dull '50s/'60s pop-inspired indie rock and sounded like they could use a few more practices, but Tweens quickly upped the energy in the room with their sugar-high garage rock. Tweens are always fun live and last night was no exception. They worked a few new songs in which all sounded great, and of course had the place bopping around for "Be Mean." Then it was Mannequin Pussy, who added a bassist since I last saw them which was definitely a big plus. Their indie rock-meets-hardcore formula was already tight, but the fuller band made it even better.

Speaking of full bands, Colleen Green had been advertising this as a full-band tour, which would make sense seeing as this year's I Want to Grow Up is her first full-band album. Unfortunately, despite saying it'd be a trio, it was just her and drummer Casey Weissbuch (also of Mitski's band and ex-Diarrhea Planet), and I left feeling disappointed. I think I Want to Grow Up is a very good record, but without a bassist or at least a bigger guitar setup, the songs just felt empty.

Tweens play NYC again at Cake Shop tonight (8/24). More pictures from Palisades below...

Continue reading "Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy & Tweens @ Palisades (pics)"

photo: Tweens at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tweens

We recently mentioned that Cincinnati's super-fun garage pop band Tweens would be in NYC for the Palisades (8/23) stop of the Colleen Green / Mannequin Pussy tour, and it turns out that's part of a short tour for Tweens. The tour also includes a headlining show at NYC's Cake Shop on August 24 with TBA openers. Tickets for both of their NYC shows are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Tweens add tour dates, including second NYC show"

photo: Tweens at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Tweens

As you may know, Colleen Green is going on a full-band tour with Mannequin Pussy in continued support of this year's great I Want to Grow Up. She hits NYC on August 22 at Cake Shop and August 23 at Palisades with Larry & the Babes, and since we last spoke, Cincinnati's super fun Tweens were added to the Palisades show. Austin's Single Lash are on the Cake Shop show. Tickets for both are still available.

(Update: It was originally announced that Tweens would play the Cake Shop stop of Colleen's tour but they were quickly moved to the Palisades stop. They now also play their own Cake Shop show on 8/24.)

Tweens only have a few other upcoming shows at the moment. All of their dates and Colleen's dates are listed, with the Faye Orlove-directed video for Colleen's "TV," below...

Continue reading "Tweens added to NYC stop of Colleen Green / Mannequin Pussy tour (updated dates)"

Colleen's current live lineup
Colleen Green

Colleen Green announced tour dates back in May, including a NYC show happening August 23 at Palisades. Since then, she expanded her tour and will now also play NYC at Cake Shop (8/22) a day earlier. Both shows are with Mannequin Pussy, and Palisades also has Larry & the Babes. Tickets for both are on sale.

Colleen released the great I Want to Grow Up earlier this year on Hardly Art, and more recently put out a split with JEFF the Brotherhood. Listen to that split, with a song from her LP and the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Colleen Green expands tour w/ Mannequin Pussy, including a second NYC show (updated dates)"

2014 NYC Gay Pride March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gay Pride 2014

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

NYC Pride March & Dance on the Pier
With Friday's historic Same Sex Marriage ruling, Pride levels are at an all-time high. Expect massive crowds at today's March and Dance on the Pier finale.

Contemporary Color @ Barclays Center
David Byrne's high-concept extravaganza Contemporary Color matches Blood Orange, Nelly Furtado, How To Dress Well, Kelis, St. Vincent, Nico Muhly (and Ira Glass), tUnE-YaRds, Money Mark, Ad Rock and more to high school color guards. It debuted in Toronto earlier this week to rave reviews and this is the second of two nights at Barclays.

They Might Be Giants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (2 matinees)
TMBG's whimsically odd sense of humor was a natural match for kids and when they finally got around to making actual childrens' records, it was an instant hit. They'll be playing two family-friendly sets today at 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

75 Dollar Bill, Bill Orcutt, Tom Carter, Pat Noecker, Excepter DJs @ Trans-Pecos
Since his days in '90s noise band Harry Pussy, Bill Orcutt has been unleashing his frenetic, bluesy/jazzy blast guitar style upon the world. He plays tonight with Other Music-signed 75 Dollar Bill and more.

Tonstartssbandht, Steve JR, Macula Dog, Jerry Paper @ Baby's All Right
Montreal-via-Brooklyn experimental duo Tonstartssbandht headline this night of outsiders that's opened by Brooklyn's eccentric, robe-wearing Jerry Paper.

Broken Water, Katrina Stonehart, Mami @ Elvis Guesthouse
Olympia, WA's Broken Water seem caught between two worlds, though both could've existed in 1993. They have a fuzzy, pop side, as well as an aggressive, grungy punk side. They seem to like the dichotomy, and both sides can be heard on their new album,Wrought.

Porches, Frankie Cosmos @ Storm King Art Center
Storm King's not very far from NYC, and it's a gorgeous place to spend a weekend afternoon out of the city, even when there isn't live music. But today there is: related bands Porches and Frankie Cosmos. Shows are free with admission into the park.

Two-9, HD Been Dope, Depo, Bitches Is Crazy @ Gramercy Theatre
Atlanta rap crew Two-9 return to NYC tonight, and there's great local representation from Brooklyn rapper HD Been Dope and Bronx group Bitches Is Crazy.

D'Angelo, Meg Mac @ Starland Ballroom
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes 2014's Black Messiah.

Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites @ Saint Vitus
It's the third and last night of the three-night Stardust festival at Saint Vitus, which brings a handful of diverse and awesome metal bands together for the weekend.

Mannequin Pussy, Kal Marks, IAN, Dead Tenants @ Palisades
Philly's shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and Boston's quirky indie rockers Kal Marks team up for this show, which is a pretty cool pairing.

Red City Radio, Banquets, Royal Psalms, Watermedown @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Oklahoma's Red City Radio make gravelly-voiced Hot Water Music-style punk, and despite losing one of their co-frontmen, this year's self-titled album has them remaining in great form.

Foxy Brown, Juliana Huxtable, Joey LaBeija, Cazwell @ The Westway
It's another installment of The Westway's 'Westgay' party, this time with Brooklyn hip hop vet Foxy Brown who has records dating back to the '90s as a solo artist and a member of Nas' group The Firm.

Jon and Josiah (from The Head and the Heart) @ The Surf Lodge
If taking a trip to the Hamptons is in the cards for you this weekend, spice up your stay there with some indie folk from two members of The Head and the Heart.

Justin Vivian Bond: Swallow My Pride @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond wraps up a 2-night stand at Joe's Pub tonight.

FarmBorough Festival @ Randall's Island
Randall's Island's first-ever country music festival wraps up today with Luke Bryan, Randy Hauser, and more.

Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade's annual around-the-clock improv onslaught brings unscripted laughs to a multitude of venues today, the last of the marathon.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Exploding In Sound

Brooklyn/Boston indie rock label Exploding In Sound Records is throwing a five-day, six-show celebration this August in their two hometowns, dubbed the "Thank You For Being A Friend" Extended Weekend. The lineups are still TBA, but as anyone who's seen an Exploding In Sound showcase knows, a huge majority of the roster and some surprise guests are always known to show up. The label's currently got Pile, Krill, Big Ups, Kal Marks, Two Inch Astronaut, Leapling, LVL UP, Palehound and more, and who knows, maybe alumni like Speedy Ortiz or Porches will be there too. The schedule of shows looks like this:

8/20 @ Baby's All Right (Brooklyn)
8/21 @ Palisades (Brooklyn)
8/22 @ The Sinclair (Boston)
8/23 @ O'Brien's (matinee show) (Boston)
8/23 @ Great Scott (Boston)
8/24 @ Silent Barn (Brooklyn)
Before that, EIS is throwing a Northside Festival showcase this Friday (6/12) at Aviv with Ipsum and Gimme Tinnitus, which features Sleepies, Clean Girls, Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy, Wildhoney, Kindling, Kal Marks, Palm, Washer, Nonsense, and DONE. Tickets are on sale.

In other related news, EIS band Ovlov are playing their final show this month.

Stream some of the label's recent releases below...

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Spook School @ Knitting Factory 5/30/2015 (via)
spook school

Scottish band The Spook School just played Saturday at Knitting Factory as part of NYC Popfest. I missed their set, as I left Knit to Cake Shop to see SAVAK and The Gotobeds but did anyone else catch it? They were terrific at 2014 Popfest. The band are still in the US and are touring with Wildhoney (who also played Popfest), and both of them will be back in NYC next week for the Kanine Northside showcase at Alphaville on June 11 with Beverly, Expert Alterations and more.

Meanwhile, The Spook School just released a music video for "Burn Masculinity," their contribution to the From the Plan-It-X compilation It Came From Plan-It-X. It will also be on their new album which is due out in September via Fortuna Pop and you can watch the video below.

Wildhoney have two other Northside shows: The Exploding in Sound showcase at Aviv on June 12 with Kindling, Clean Girls, Mannequin Pussy, Vulture Shit and more (tickets); and the Iron Pier showcase at Acheron on June 13 with Self Defense Family, and Somerset Thrower (tickets).

All The Spook School / Wildhoney tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Spook School played Popfest, share "Burn Masculinity" video, touring with Wildhoney (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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Colleen Green worked with JEFF the Brotherhood on her terrific new album, I Want to Grow Up, and now they're both on a new single that's coming out as part of Famous Class' LAMC 7" series. JEFF contributes "A Dog," while Colleen's song is titled "Hellraiser." You can get the briefest of tastes via an instagram video below. Pre-orders are available now. Colleen can also be seen in the new Total Babes video.

Last in NYC in April with Upset, Colleen Green will be back this summer, playing Palisades on August 23 with Mannequin Pussy, and Larry & the Babes. Tickets are on sale now. That's one of a few currently-announced North American shows including an appearance at Canadian fest Sled Island in June. She will be on tour in Europe this summer, and all dates are listed below.

JEFF, meanwhile, are also touring this summer, doing some dates with Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road caravan, plus headlining dates like Brooklyn's The Wick on June 12. Tickets for that are still available. All of their dates are listed below too.

Continue reading "Colleen Green releasing split 7" with JEFF the Brotherhood, playing NYC w/ Mannequin Pussy in August ++ other dates"

Gigawatts

Brooklyn's annual Gigawatts Festival returns this year with a lineup that's bigger and more impressive than ever. The fest happens July 24-26 at The Wick & The Well, and artists playing include Black Lips, Braid, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang, Cheap Girls, Chumped, Anamanaguchi, Pile, Ava Luna, Cerebral Ballzy, Amanda X, Potty Mouth, Mannequin Pussy, Heaven's Gate, Honduras, Laura Stevenson, Dan Friel and still more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/15) at 10 AM with a pre-sale starting today (5/13) at noon. To get tickets in the presale, use the password: savetheclocktower.

Check out the full day-by-day lineups below...

Continue reading "Gigawatts Festival 2015 happening at The Wick & The Well w/ Black Lips, Braid, APTBS, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang & more"

Honeyblood

Glasgow indie pop duo Honeyblood recently wrapped up a North American tour with 2:54 that hit NYC back in February, but before they go home they'll squeeze a few more dates here including another in NYC. It's a totally free one, happening Saturday (3/28) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an all-around excellent lineup of Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Bong Wish and Aye Nako.

All dates are listed, with a video from their 2014 LP, below...

Continue reading "Honeyblood expand tour, playing free NYC show w/ Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Aye Nako & Bong Wish on Sat"

photo: Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Perfect Pussy

Yesterday, Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves officially announced her new label Honor Press, and today it's been announced that Perfect Pussy and Honor Press are presenting "A Perfect Weekend" at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right.

The weekend is part of Perfect Pussy's tour and it includes their previously-announced sold-out show on April 3 at Baby's as well as a newly-added April 4 show. Both have different and great openers. 4/3 has Sick Feeling, Meat Wave and Mannequin Pussy; and 4/4 has Honor Press signees So Stressed, plus Wreck & Reference and Laced. Tickets for 4/4 are on sale now.

Perfect Pussy's tour also includes their previously-discussed NYC show on March 28 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Deerhoof and Zula. Tickets for that show are still on sale.

Updated dates are listed, with song streams from a few of the "Perfect Weekend" openers, below...

Continue reading "Perfect Pussy expand tour, playing 2 nights in Brooklyn with Sick Feeling, Mannequin Pussy, Wreck & Reference and more"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Priests / Amanda X / Sports @ Baby's All Right - 2/13/15
Priests
Amanda X
Sports

Huge surprise shows weren't the only kinds of live music going on in NYC this past weekend. There was also Indie Pop Prom 3 at Baby's All Right on Friday (2/13), the annual Brooklyn show highlighting lady-fronted punk bands, and doubling as a birthday celebration for show curator Maria Sherman. Besides headliners Priests, the show was all relatively unknown bands -- Amanda X, Sports, Leggy and Mannequin Pussy -- but sold out nonetheless, and every band went over really well.

Mannequin Pussy were up first. They recently moved from NYC to Philly and somehow I'd never seen them here before (despite playing like once a week), but I'm glad I finally did. They have aggression on their album, but it really comes across live, and having a truly great drummer didn't hurt either. And since it was prom, they ended their set with a cover of a song that was probably played at many proms, the Berry Gordy-penned '60s hit "Do You Love Me," but gave it a noise punk-meets-Rocky Horror Picture Show style makeover.

Then came Leggy and Sports, the two Ohio bands who traveled out to NYC for the show. Both have a raw, punky approach to '90s alternative, and both were great. Sports were probably my favorite band of the evening with a three-guitar setup giving them the fullest sound of all the bands. In terms of other modern bands, they sound somewhere between Cayetana and Swearin' to me, and if you like either of those you'd probably dig Sports too. Check out their recent LP if you haven't already.

Then it was Amanda X, who are from Philly like Mannequin Pussy but have a punk/alternative thing going on more like the two bands they followed. Priests wrapped up the show with a typically abrasive and animated set, and maybe the best I've ever seen from them. Priests return to NYC for the two Screaming Females release shows later this month.

More pictures from Indie Pop Prom 3, below...

Continue reading "Priests, Amanda X, Sports, Leggy & Mannequin Pussy played Indie Pop Prom 3 at Baby's All Right (pics)"

Sports

Brooklyn's third annual Indie Pop Prom happens this year on February 13 at Baby's All Right. Like in past years, it's only bands featuring ladies, doubles as curator Maria Sherman's birthday party, and is really more of a punk show than an indie pop show. This year features DC's political Priests, Philly '90s-style indie rockers Amanda X, Ohio's poppy punks Sports, their indie/punk Ohio neighbors Leggy, and Philly-via-NYC punkgazers Mannequin Pussy. Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy (who headlined last year) is DJing.

Tickets are on sale now. They're $8 with prom attire (strongly encouraged) or $10 without.

Later that month, Priests tour with Screaming Females, Tenement and Vacation, including two Brooklyn shows.

Listen to all the bands playing Indie Pop Prom 3, below...

Continue reading "Indie Pop Prom 3 happening at Baby's w/ Priests, Amanda X, Sports, Leggy & Mannequin Pussy (tix on sale)"

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Menzingers

The Menzingers already had two NYC-area dates on their tour schedule -- Long Island's Revolution Bar on 10/24 with Iron Chic, Spraynard, Casavettes and Lee Corey Oswald, and Taking Back Sunday's holiday show on 12/27 in NJ -- but nothing in NYC proper. That's now changed, as they've added a free show happening on November 7 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with more TBA. Updated list of their dates, below.

That show's part of an all-punk weekend at BKNB, with their Revolution billmates Iron Chic headlining the venue the next night (11/8) with Beach Slang, Blessed State and Collect Yourself (also free).

Beach Slang also play Saint Vitus on October 14 with Cheap Girls, Lee Corey Oswald, Signals Midwest and Chumped (buy tickets or win some), and they play the official 2014 BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase happening October 25 at Baby's All Right with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Cayetana and Sport (tickets).

Other upcoming punk shows at the Night Bazaar include the Lemuria show that we mentioned earlier today and one this Friday (10/10) with Crime In Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords and Push Ups.

List of Menzingers dates below...

Continue reading "The Menzingers expand tour, playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar (where Crime In Stereo, Iron Chic, Beach Slang & more play)"

Pygmy Lush at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Pygmy Lush

Pygmy Lush, the folk/post-rock collective with members of screamo bands pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, are going a short tour this weekend with Pink Wash, the new-ish band with members of Bleeding Rainbow and Hume who sound more like their resume would make you think they sound. The tour kicks off in DC tonight (10/3) and hits NYC at the soon-to-close Death by Audio on Sunday (10/5) with shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy, and Alien Trilogy. $8 at the door gets you in.

The short weekend tour are the only dates for Pygmy Lush at the moment, but Pink Wash have several other dates this month including two more in NYC. First, they open the Bowery Ballroom (10/14) stop of the Ought tour which Nat Baldwin is also on (tickets). Then, they return to Death by Audio on October 18 for the show with Girlpool and Slutever, which now also includes Toronto's ripping Soupcans. All Pink Wash dates are listed below.

Pygmy Lush at DbA won't be the only place in NYC you can see screamo vets in NYC on Sunday. The reunited Blood Brothers play a BV-presented show with ex-Orchid band Violent Bullshit at Warsaw that night. It's sold out but we're giving away tix.

List of Pink Wash dates and some streams, below...

Continue reading "Pygmy Lush going on weekend tour w/ Pink Wash, who also have dates w/ Ought, Soupcans, Girlpool & more"

by Bill Pearis

September Girls

Irish band September Girls released their debut album, Cursing the Sea, back in January via UK indie label Fortuna Pop. Here's what I wrote then:

Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, it's another "______ Girls" band who draw inspiration from Phil Spector, VU and JAMC/C-86, but Dublin, Ireland's September Girls are quite good at what they do. (Yes their name comes from the Big Star song "by way of The Bangles.") Four of the five members (two of which were in The Chalets if you remember them) write and sing so there's some variation in the songs. Their debut album, Cursing the Sea, came out a couple weeks ago in the UK via Fortuna Pop (home of Joanna Gruesome and Shrag). I'm pre-disposed to like this kind of thing but I think it's definitely superior product.
Their album is finally getting a Stateside release via Kanine on November 25. The band played SXSW this year and will return to North America for CMJ next month. So far there are two shows on their schedule: the Oh My Rockness showcase on October 21 at Cameo with Mannequin Pussy, Vasudeva, Amanda X, and headliners PINS; and the Kanine/Insound showcase at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on October 24 with Frankie Cosmos, Flowers, Beverly and Only Real. Tickets to the Cameo show are on sale now and the BKNB show is free.

Stream a few September Girls songs below...

Continue reading "September Girls' debut LP getting US release, playing NYC during CMJ (dates, streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by noir33
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NYC's Mannequin Pussy are a week away (9/9) from re-releasing their debut on Tiny Engines (vinyl and digital pre-order), which will be remastered and on vinyl for the first time. The album is pretty much split between fast-paced punk and slower, shoegazier stuff, and it should appeal to fans of either. A full stream premieres in this post and can be listened to below.

Mannequin Pussy also have a few dates coming up, including a hometown show TONIGHT (9/3) at Shea Stadium. Little Big League were initially on the bill but unfortunately dropped off. The rest of the bill includes Ovlov, Krill and Garcia Peoples. $8 at the door gets you in. Their next show here is Death by Audio on Saturday (9/6) with California X, Slothrust and Vomitface. That one's $8 too.

All dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

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California X at Death By Audio in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
California X

Poppy Amherst, MA sludge-punks California X are heading out on tour in a couple days. They'll play a NJ show in New Brunswick at Paradise Lost on August 31 with Brick Mower, Casual and Osaka. Then they'll play NYC at Death By Audio on September 6 with Slothrust and Mannequin Pussy. Tickets for both those shows are available at the door. No word yet on new music for the Don Giovanni-signed band, but hopefully some of that will be coming along as it feels like its been awhile since we got their excellent self-titled debut. All tour dates listed below.

Mannequin Pussy also have other dates, including their previously discussed show with Little Big League, Ovlov and Krill on September 3 at Shea Stadium. They also recently released another "new" song from the re-release of their debut album which is coming this September on Tiny Engines. You can stream that, with their list of dates and Cali X's dates, below...

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Little Big League at BV Northside 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
LBL

Philly indie rockers Little Big League are about to join the ongoing Foxing/Hotelier tour, and they've now added more of their own tour dates surrounding their appearance at Riot Fest Toronto. Those dates have them in Brooklyn for a show on September 3 at Shea Stadium with a stacked lineup of likeminded DIY rock from Ovlov, Krill and Mannequin Pussy. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the Foxing/Hotelier tour hits NYC this Saturday (8/2) with Prawn (who will also go on the Topshelf tour) and Told Slant. LBL's not on that date. Tickets are still available.

Ovlov play NYC again on their tour with Basement, Pity Sex and Superheaven.

Ovlov and Little Big League recently put out a split on Tiny Engines. Watch the video for LBL's contribution, with their list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Little Big League touring, playing NYC w/ Mannequin Pussy, Ovlov & Krill (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Flashlight O
Flashlight O

NY/NJ indie rockers Spook Houses have been quiet as of late, but their members have been involved in many ongoing projects including LVL UP, Crying, the Double Double Whammy label (home to Frankie Cosmos), and more. Both singers also have solo projects -- Colin Alexander's Flaslight O and Dave Benton's Trace Mountains -- and they'll be heading out on a tour together with those projects this August. The tour concludes in Brooklyn on 8/14 at Shea Stadium.

Much sooner than that tour though, both will play the all-day Exploding In Sound/Impose show happening Saturday (7/12) at Secret Project Robot with Tyvek, Big Ups, Alex G, Pile, Flagland, secret band "Muscle Car," and more. Tickets for that one are still available. Set times for that show, and the list of all Flashlight O/Trace Mountains dates (some still TBA), below.

Flashlight O released his debut album, The Truman Sho, on Double Double Whammy this past June, and any fans of The Microphones' lo-fi avant-folk should check this out. You can stream the whole thing below. Trace Mountains' stuff is pretty likeminded, as you can hear on the 3-song EP he put out on DDW in 2013, which is also streaming below.

In related news, LVL UP just announced that their new album, Hookwink'd, will be out on September 23 on DDW/Exploding In Sound. Cover art for that, below.

Dan Francia - 'Alone and Together' artwork
Dan Francia

Speaking of Flagland (who play the all-day EIS show), their member Dan Francia is releasing his first solo EP, Alone and Together, on July 19 via ECB&B. Unlike the garage rock of Flagland, Dan's stuff is more melodic indie rock with the laid back feel of prime-era Dinosaur Jr. The title track makes its premiere in this post and can be streamed below.

Speaking of all-day NYC shows on July 12 and Exploding In Sound, EIS alumni Speedy Ortiz play the free 4Knots Festival that day with Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Viet Cong, Nude Beach and more. That starts at 1.

Speedy, and a few bands from the EIS show such as Pile and Mannequin Pussy, also play the 2-day DIY festival in Philly, OK FEST (8/1-2), that also includes Cayetana, Great Thunder, Worriers, Radiator Hospital, The Ambulars, Amanda X, Swearin', Pink Wash and a bunch more. More info on this very awesome sounding festival here. Full lineup below.

Flashlight O, Trace Mountains, Dan Francia streams and more, below...

Continue reading "Flashlight O & Trace Mountains touring (dates); Flagland's Dan Francia releasing an EP (song stream) ++ OK Fest lineup"

Beverly at Cake Shop in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beverly
Rat Fist
Rat Fist

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

Beverly, Future Punx, Wildhoney @ Baby's All Right
Beverly's debut album, Careers, is full of effortlessly catchy indie pop (think prime Kim Deal) and is celebrated tonight with help from new wave revivalists Future Punx and Wildhoney.

Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It! @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything are out supporting their new album and they've brought some pretty excellent openers along: NJ lyrical folk/pop punks The Front Bottoms, NYC power poppy punks The So So Glos, and Florida '90s emo lovers You Blew It!.

Phony PPL, Toki Wright, Tracee Owo, Allan Kingdom @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Rat Fist (mems No Age, Pissed Jeans), Pampers, Francisco Franco, Tom Blacklung @ Death by Audio
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and they make the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows, both in tiny venues where stuff like this belongs.

A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha Du Prince (live), DJ Spoko @ MoMA PS1
As always, Warm Up brings tons of forward thinking electronic music (and some other stuff like rap, indie pop, etc) to MoMA PS1's courtyard for very hot, very popular all-day dance parties. Tonight's the first show of this year's series with a typically great and eclectic lineup.

Young Magic, Doe Paoro, Rioux, Doldrums (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
Young Magic are from Brooklyn but exist in a sexy dreamworld where Sade and the Cocteau Twins work on records together. Or something like that. Their new album, Breathing Statues, came out in May.

Sargeist, One Tall One Head, Typhus, Forteresse, Sacrament Ov Impurity @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 2 with Finnish black metal greats Sargeist.

ONO, Obnox, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
Obnox is one of the many projects of Cleveland punk musician Lamont Thomas, but while he usually drums, for this one he takes the lead and brings elements of soul, R&B, hip hop and more into it too.

Shady Hawkins, Mannequin Pussy, Free Pizza, Acidosis @ Silent Barn
NYC punks Mannequin Pussy have been regulars on the local scene for a while now, but have just signed to Tiny Engines who are releasing their new album of whiplash punk.

Drive-By Truckers, The Hold Steady @ The Paramount
The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers both recently released new albums, and both will be on their own tours this summer. Their paths intersect for two co-headlining NY-area shows, this being the first.

Gameface, Restorations, Habits @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Gameface were one of the early/influential post-hardcore bands of Revelation Records back in the '90s, and now they're reunited and put out their first album since 2003 this year. Opening this show is great newer band Restorations.

Infest, Paint It Black, Replica, Ajax @ The Wick
Speaking of influential punk bands, powerviolence pioneers Infest are also reunited and on their second of two NYC shows tonight (their first ever here). Philly greats Paint It Black make this an unstoppable double bill for hardcore.

IIII, Highlife, Brian Degraw (DJ) @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
If you like drums, you'll want to hit Union Pool's weekly free Saturday outdoor party, today featuring IIII which is Hisham Akira Bharoocha(Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Ben Vida. Bands usually start around 4PM.

Azealia Banks @ Capitale
It's NYC Pride Week and part of the celebrations include tonight's show from Azealia Banks. Maybe she'll play stuff from her upcoming album (lol).

Luciano, Sandra St. Victor @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Reggae is the theme of this evening's Celebrate Brooklyn! concert, featuring roots worshiper Luciano and The Family Stand's Sandra Sat. Victor.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools @ MHOW
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah may be missing much of the lineup they began with, and this once-buzzy band is buzzy no longer, but they do still make quality indie rock. Opening are Stagnant Pools who are a little shoegazy and also probably own the first two Strokes albums.

Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.

Sam Sparro, Ultra Nat?, Kevin Aviance, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic) @ Central Park Summerstage
It's a big disco night at Summerstage bileld "Club Classics Live!" with a number of veterans.

Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke, Aquarian @ 88 Palace
It's a big dance party night in Chinatown with this stacked Sick Magic-presented bill.

Jimmy Edgar, Lauren Flax, Braille @ Output (roof)
It's another afternoon (3 PM) dance party on the roof at Output, and a pretty good lineup all around.

Primus @ Stone Pony
Get your bass face ready because four-string wizard Les Claypool and the rest of the Primus crew are back in town for two area shows, this being the second.

Avicii @ Barclays Center
Avicii's in town, prepare for the streets of Brooklyn to be flooded with kids on molly after this one ends. (And be safe guys!)

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Andrew Sacher

Mannequin Pussy

As previously mentioned, NYC's Mannequin Pussy have signed to Tiny Engines and are giving their debut album, Gypsy Pervert, a vinyl release on the label on August 26 (vinyl and digital pre-order). If you weren't able to pick up a copy of the now-sold-out cassette or hear the album on their bandcamp while it was still up, you can now get a taste of another song from it, "Someone Like You." While previous single "Clue Juice" showed the band's raging punk side, "Someone Like You" is a slower, almost shoegaze track with singer Marisa Dabice letting out soft airy vocals in favor of the yells in the last song. You can stream it below.

The band (whose drummer recently left but is currently being replaced by Kaleen Reading) play locally a lot, and they currently have an upcoming set scheduled for the Impose/Exploding In Sound-presented all-day (noon-9PM) outdoor show on Saturday, July 12 at Secret Project Robot. Also playing are Tyvek, Big Ups, Pile, Alex G, Guerilla Toss, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Roomrunner, Ricky Eat Acid, Baked, Flaslight O, a secret band billed as "Muscle Car" and more. $10 tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below. (Unfortunately it's the same day as another all-day outdoor show in NYC, the 4Knots Music Festival with Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, EIS alumni Speedy Ortiz and more.)

In other news, Mannequin Pussy also have a split with the UK's Dog Legs coming in addition to their new album. Stream the new song, with the LP artwork (designed by Perry Shall), and full lineup and flyer for the Secret Project Robot show, below...

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The National at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
National

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

The National, Phosphorescent @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The National have a very impressive run of killer indie rock records, and despite their often-somber sounds, they're far from a boring live band. Tonight they begin their three-night run at Prospect Park (this one and tomorrow's are sold out), and opening is indie folk crew Phosphorescent who make this a great double bill.

Sam Smith @ Apollo Theater
Sam Smith finally followed his big Disclosure collaboration "Latch" with his own album which is closer to Adele-style R&B/soul than Disclosure's dance pop.

Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's Courtney Barnett is a real charmer, spinning between-song stories as well as her clever, seemingly stream-of-concious lyrical style. She's no slouch on guitar either... and getting more popular by the second. Sold out

Cody Chesnutt @ City Winery
A charmer and more than a little eccentric R&B/soul singer plays City Winery tonight after his bigger Apollo Theatre show over the weekend. Hopefully we'll get some new songs -- it's been two years sinceLanding On A Hundred.

Meatbodies, Pampers, Las Rosas, White Rope @ Death by Audio
You maybe have seen Chad Ubovich play as part of Mikal Cronin's band last year, but he's got his own group, Meatbodies, too. You might not be suprised to learn Meatbodies make garagey psych rock that's not too dissimilar from Cronin or Ty Segall. They headline this show tonight, which is pretty killer all-around.

Kins, Ryley Walker, Salt Cathedral @ Glasslands
While very much a band, Australia/UK act Kins seem to draw inspiration from downtempo electronics for a expansive, atmospheric sound without ever dipping into anthemic "whoa oh" territory. It's also worth getting there on time for Ryley Walker, a highly talented acoustic guitarist who makes quality psych folk.

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog @ Irving Plaza
This year's edition of the Summerland tour is a cornucopia of Clinton-era MTV rock. So much for the afterglow, indeed.

Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Weyes Blood @ Mercury Lounge
Guy Blakeless of the Entrance Band just put out his first solo album in ten years, which among other things, highlights his great voice. Weyes Blood is another with a killer set of pipes, so be sure to show up for her too. Guy plays NYC again on Thursday at Rough Trade.

Polica, Reputante @ MHOW
Polica's mix of R&B, indie pop and a folkier sense of songwriting make for an eclectic mix that's always fun live thanks to Channy's dance moves and the double drummer attack.

The Antlers @ Rough Trade
The Antlers' new horn-filled album, Familiars, comes out today and it's more of the highly emotional, falsetto-tinged songwriting that's made up their previous records. They celebrate with this in-store which is free with purchase of a copy of the album.

Excel, Strife, Brain Slug, Manipulate @ Saint Vitus
Crossover thrash vets Excel just reissued their 1987 debut album, Split Image, and now the band who reunited in 2012 will continue to play shows. They'll be joined by the more hardcore-aligned Strife.

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band @ Beacon Theatre
Ringo Starr may not have the same epic stage show as the other surviving Beatle (he also hasn't written as many hits), but he'll still deliver plenty of the songs he sang lead for in that band. This is his first of two Beacon Theater shows this week, and he'll also be in NJ after.

Trash Talk, Cities Aviv, Left Brain @ Palisades (906 Broadway)
Anyone who's seen Trash Talk knows their sets are totally out of control, and that will likely be the case at this free Bushwick show which you had to RSVP for, but is still first come, first served. Bring earplugs, and maybe a helmet.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Not a Troma film: Dawn of Humans @ 285 Kent (more by Fred Pessaro)
Dawn of the Humans

15th Annual TromaDance Film Festival happens in Brooklyn June 27 & 28 at The Paper Box. Like the films that Troma and its president Lloyd Kaufman, are known for, there is little in the way of industry BS:

TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art - in all its forms - is for the people!
As for what kind of films, to expect, the press release adds:
TromaDance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selections of TromaDance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.
Probably also a lot of cheap thrills horror, blood, guts and raunchy humor. Most of the films are shorts,and the full lineup of films is listed below. Check TromaDance's website for schedule, trailers and more details.

Additionally, there is an afterparty happening Saturday (6/28) at Paper Box, featuring NYC punk luminaries Dawn of Humans, plus Hellbent Hooker (members of Mutilation Rites and Ramming Speeed), The Netherlands and Mannequin Pussy. The Facebook event pages say "come party with Lloyd Kaufman" and what horror fan could turn down that invitation? The show starts at 10 PM and is technically free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

TromaDance film lineup is listed below...

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