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photo: Faust at MHOW in 2009 (more by Greg Cristman)

Krautrock legends Faust sold out their show at the recently reopened Market Hotel for 3/30, so they added a second night. This one happens one night earlier, March 29. Tickets are on sale now.

The 3/30 show will be opened by J.R. Bohannon playing as a duo with Liturgy drummer Greg Fox. No opener announced for 3/29 yet.

UPDATE: They're also playing Jersey City's Monty Hall on March 28. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Faust also play Levitation Chicago, Big Ears Festival, and Mission Creek Festival. All dates are listed, with a stream of their classic 1973 album Faust IV, below...

Continue reading "Faust sold out Market Hotel, add 2nd night (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

APTBS' Dion Lunadon atop the crowd at Death by Audio's final night

Market Hotel's long-awaited reopening happens this weekend with a two-night celebration: Friday (1/22) with VIA APP, Kill Alters, Dreamcrusher, and Malory; and Saturday (1/23) with Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, Pill and just-announced "special guest" headliners A Place to Bury Strangers. Both nights are $10 at the door. Be prepared to trudge through the snow, though. Flyers for both reopening parties are below.

In other news APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon (who also plays in Flowers of Evil and spent time in New Zealand band D4) is set to release his debut single as a solo artist. 'Com/Broke' will be released as a 7" single on February 19 via Infinity Cat. You can check out the A-side which is a fierce punk burner -- listen below.

Dion has a few solo shows coming up in NYC: January 26 at Berlin with Stuyedeyed; then Palisades on February 4 with Steep Leans, Sun Voyager, Magic Shoppe, and Warcries (tickets); and then he'll open for Ty Segall and The Men at Webster Hall on February 28 (tickets). Flyer for the Palisades show is below.

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers added to Market Hotel's reopening party on Sat; APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon releasing solo 7""

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Destruction Unit at Union Pool in 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Destruction Unit

Market Hotel's schedule keeps expanding, and the newest addition is Arizona's Destruction Unit on March 23. Tickets are on sale. It appears to be the band's only upcoming date at the moment.

I've said this before, but Destruction Unit are one of the best live bands around and their shows are different every time. The last time I caught them in NYC, they played in pitch blackness and quite literally destroyed the place. The venue looked like a wasteland when the lights came back on. If you've yet to see this band, don't miss the opportunity.

Check out a typically wild live video of the band playing part of "Chemical Reaction/Chemical Delight" off last year's Negative Feedback Resistor in LA, below...

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by Bill Pearis

guerilla toss

Guerilla Toss will release their first album for DFA, titled Eraser Stargazer, on March 4. The band have just shared the album's first single, "Diamond Girls," which is Guerilla Toss in a nutshell: calamitous percussion, rubbery bass, noises from all directions, and the attitude-heavy vocals of Kassie Carlson. If you're into postpunk like Bow Wow Wow, The Slits and Pigbag (and even some of the earliest DFA singles) you should give this a spin. Listen below.

Folks in NYC have a few chances to catch Guerilla Toss' crazed live show, including twice this weekend: tonight (1/15) at Aviv with Providence, RI punk marching band What Cheer? Brigade, as well as Evolfo and Naked Naps (more info); and Saturday (1/16) at Shea Stadium with Wume, Zula, Erica Eso, and Melodia (more info). They'll also play the second of Market Hotel's opening weekend parties on January 23 with PC Worship, Pill and "special guests tba."

Continue reading "Guerilla Toss ready first LP for DFA (listen to "Diamond Girls"), playing Market Hotel's opening weekend & other shows"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Lust For Youth at MHOW in 2015 (more by PSquared)
Lust For Youth

Copenhagen's Lust For Youth are returning this year with a new album called Compassion, due out Mach 18 via Sacred Bones. It features last year's single "Better Looking Brother" and the brand new song "Stardom." Their melodramatic synthpop sounds solid as ever on the new song, which you can check out below. Artwork, tracklist, and a stream of the previous single, also below.

Lust for Youth were supposed to tour the US this past fall but had to cancel their dates. Now they're set to come back for SXSW and a few other shows. One is in Brooklyn at the soon-to-be-open Market Hotel on March 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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Sleater-Kinney @ Market Hotel in December 2015 (more by PSquared)
Sleater Kinney at Market Hotel

Bushwick DIY venue Market Hotel, gave us a preview of its renovated space back in December with Sleater-Kinney, and has just announced its first slate of official shows. Things kick off with official re-opening parties next weekend: January 22 it's Via App, Kill Alters, Dreamcrusher and "very special guests tba" and then January 23 it's Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, Pill and "special guests tba." For both of those shows, tickets will be available at the door only (price TBA).

The initial slate of shows includes three nights of DIIV, Krautrock icons Faust, Show Me the Body, The Soft Moon, Girlpool, Mykkyi Blanco and more. Highlights:

Feb 5 - Show Me the Body, Moor Mother Goddess, Blackie
Feb 13 - The Soft Moon, UNIFORM
Mar 3 - DIIV, Dog Island
Mar 5 - DIIV (opener tba)
Mar 25 - Girlpool
Mar 30 - Faust
May 5 - Mykki Blanco
Tickets for all of the above shows are on sale now. There are also Bunker parties and other shows. Full initial schedule is below.

Look for more shows to be announced soon. Welcome back officially, Market Hotel.

Continue reading "Market Hotel announces initial schedule: DIIV, Faust, Girlpool, Show Me the Body, Soft Moon, Mykki Blanco & more"

photos by PSquared; words by Bill Pearis

Sleater-Kinney @ Market Hotel 12/16/2015

It was a momentous night: the final stop of Sleater-Kinney's five-show NYC run (and tour), and the final show of what has been a busy, triumphant year for the reunited indie rock trio. Additionally, it also served as a reopening for Bushwick DIY spot Market Hotel after what has been a long (and not quite done) renovation process. The place was packed (but not uncomfortably so) and featured the best sound and light show I've ever experienced at Market (both surely brought by the band). It was sweaty and I'd forgotten how much the floor bounces, as it did when S-K trucked out classics like "All Hands on the Bad One."

Like the three previous nights, Fred Armisen was brought out for an encore rendition of B-52's classic "Rock Lobster." I can't say it's one of my favorite B-52's songs but they totally nailed it, and clearly were having a blast playing it, making for one of the most pure-fun moments of the night. They then wrapped up 2015 with "Call the Doctor" and "Dig Me Out." For that encore, the band were all in specially made t-shirts: "Fucking Janet Weiss," "Fuck Carrie Kill," "Whorin' for Corin," and Fred was wearing "Another Lady for Katie" (for touring guitarist Katie Harkin). Setlist is below.

Opening was Lee Ranaldo (weirdly the fifth time I'd seen him perform in little more than a week), who made a total racket, christening the not-quite-finished space. As to that, Market Hotel looked spiffed up but not too different. (I can't actually remember what the last show I saw there was, but it's been five years for me.) It was a temporary permit for last night's show and the general (if entirely unofficial) consensus I heard last night was they are looking to be back in business at the end of February. It was really cool, though, having the J/M rumble by the window and seeing traffic flow behind Sleater-Kinney (with "S-K" and hearts scrawled in the fogged-up window). I look forward to seeing more shows there soon.

More pictures from the whole night, including pics of Ranaldo's set, below...

Continue reading "Sleater-Kinney wrapped up their 2015 tour at still-being-renovated Market Hotel w/ Lee Ranldo (pics/setlist)"

"Calm before the storm" at Market Hotel (via @birddoggiedog)
Market Hotel

Tonight is the final show of Sleater-Kinney's five-night NYC run. It's doubly exciting in that it's the first official show at DIY spot Market Hotel in years. The venue went dark in April 2010, has hosted almost no shows since, and has taken its time to renovate and re-open. Apart from posting a few photos of the work being done, the Market Hotel folks have been pretty low-key, to the point where we were wondering if they were actually going to pull it off for tonight. But they have -- doors open at 8 PM tonight with Lee Ranaldo on at 9 PM and Sleater-Kinney on at 10 PM..."±45 minutes or so, barring the unforseen." The show is "completely sold out" and there was already a line at 10:30 AM this morning.

There have been no other shows announced yet at Market Hotel but, as you can see, they've got a liquor license for tonight:

Market Hotel liquor license

No bingo tonight, guys, ok? With these warmer than normal temperatures, they might have to switch on their 15 tons of air conditioners. The So So Glos, who used to live there, just checked out the refurbished digs:

We are very much looking forward to seeing what they've done with the place. Market Hotel, welcome back. A few pics via Twitter and Instagram, below...

Continue reading "Market Hotel is back; tonight's Sleater-Kinney show is the DIY venue's first official show in years"

UPDATE: tour announced!

the picture of Market Hotel that Sleater-Kinney posted on Facebook
Market Hotel

Sleater-Kinney have been on their reunion tour this year, and now they appear to be teasing more dates. They're posting pictures of venues to their Facebook, including this one of Buffalo's Babeville, this one of Indianapolis's Egyptian Room, and excitingly for those of us in NYC, this one of the soon-to-be reopened Market Hotel!

They also posted this fence and brick wall, which a commenter on their Facebook guessed is Music Hall of Williamsburg (it does kinda look like it, right?). Does this mean S-K have two NYC shows coming up? We wouldn't be surprised if it was more than two also. Stay tuned for any updates!

Showpaper #20, cover art by Kim Schifino

In addition to tirelessly listing all-ages NYC shows for 7 years, bi-weekly, print-only newspaper Showpaper (which sadly just called it a day), commissioned a beautiful piece of artwork for their cover every single issue. Browse all of them at their Facebook.

The cover artists often came from the scene which Showpaper was covering. Dustin Pilkington of Best Fwends & Total Abuse designed issue three. Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt did issue four. Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice, Hisham Bharoocha of Black Dice & Lightning Bolt, Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO (!), DJ Dog Dick, Dan Deacon, members of Lucky Dragons, graffiti artist COST, photographer Tod Seelie, Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Daniel Higgs, Pictureplane, Prince Rama, and many more designed covers. Issue 20, which came out in 2008, was designed by Kim Schifino aka Kim from Matt & Kim. That's her art pictured above.

Showpaper was founded by DIY concert promoter Todd P. Todd's name used to be synonymous with DIY shows in Brooklyn. Bands who played his shows a lot became "Todd P bands". Breakout Todd P bands included Vivian Girls, Dan Deacon, and yes: Matt and Kim. It's hard to believe now, but the cheerful duo was once more associated with sweaty, semi-legal, all ages shows in Brooklyn than they were with big festivals, MTV awards, car commercials, and large, Bowery Presents-booked venues like Terminal 5 which is where they're playing on May 14 (tickets go on sale Friday, 1/16). The NYC show is part of a just-announced spring tour that goes from Virginia to Minneapolis. All dates are listed below.

The tour is in support of a new record called New Glow which Harvest Records will release on April 7th. Pre-orders of the album also come with pre-sale show ticket access. Matt & Kim say:

"Anyone who has seen us knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I'm not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like "Get It" which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point."
Watch a lyric video for "Get It", the album's first single, below.

Matt and Kim
Matt & Kim @ Danbro Studios, 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)

Meanwhile, Todd P has been busy working on reopening Brooklyn venue Market Hotel which should be officially open as a legal venue sometime this year. Todd probably doesn't speak much to Matt or Kim these days, but I would love to see a reunion happen in the form of a sweaty show at the ex-Dominican nightclub in Bushwick. The So So Glos and TheDeathSet can open. Tod Seelie will take the photos. Kim can design the flyer.

Matt & Kim dates, new song and album tracklist, below...

Continue reading "browse every Showpaper cover while listening to new Matt & Kim (who also announced a tour)"

view from Market Hotel's stage, 12/23/2014 (via @markethotelnyc)

Ganglians @ Market Hotel, 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Market Hotel

Silk Rhodes, Ava Luna, Macula Dog, 999Reversus, and Cal Fish were supposed to play Trans Pecos tonight. The bands are still playing but the show has been moved to "961 BROADWAY (ABOVE MR. KIWI'S)," which some of you may recognize as being... Market Hotel! That makes this the "FIRST SHOW AT THE NEW AND IMPROVED LEGENDARY SPOT."

While going just to check out the new and improved venue, which has been closed for nearly five years, is certainly reason enough, it's also Ava Luna's last show for "a long time." $10 at the door, which opens at 8 PM. UPDATE: This show is small and private.

Market Hotel's been tweeting updates (like the pic above) on the re-opening process. If this show means they're officially back or if it's just a one-off while they continue to complete the process remains to be seen.

Market Hotel

As Todd P continues to turn Market Hotel into a new and fully legal Brooklyn venue, a sale is happening to clean out some of the old stuff. Details, live music included, below...

Continue reading "Market Hotel tag sale this Saturday"

Market Hotel - January 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Market Hotel

In addition to working on a completely new venue somewhere in the Buswhwick area, DIY Brooklyn show promoter Todd P reports that the project to reopen Market Hotel is still very much underway....

MARKET HOTEL PROJECT - a project to reopen a long-shuttered, beloved concert space / art space
Construction has finally commenced! Opening date tbd. Nearly 2 1/2 years ago Market Hotel closed as an underground event space. A decision was made to fight to reopen this unique place and to relaunch with our legal ducks in order - but also to turn down commercial investors and instead make it work as a not-for-profit dedicated to the community (without using crowd sourcing). It has not been easy, nor glamorous, but after much struggle the project finally found its necessary funding roughly a year ago, and has spent the last 12 months navigating the permitting process to reopen with proper alcohol license, occupancy permit, permit for "assembly," and other necessary paperwork. These things are not yet in hand, but our legal and financial pathway is finally in sight to begin construction to satisfy the requirements to get to those goals. Some may be surprised to hear that this project is alive - but rest assured: nearly every day we are working behind the scenes to make the reopening of Market Hotel a reality. This space will re-open not as some temple of "indie" whatever, but as a space dedicated to bringing the privileged concepts of all ages access and affordable tickets to many music genres. **ACTUALLY HAPPENING** seriously! Stay tuned.
Read this (older) article from the Brooklyn Rail for some background on the project. - Todd P
We last thought about Market Hotel in April when a show was actually announced as happening there, and before that in October 2011 when we heard about the funding Todd references above. Prince Rama held a party on the roof there earlier in 2011. The venue 'went dark' in April 2010 after a bit of trouble with cops.

In its heyday the ex-Dominican Speakeasy hosted shows with the likes of Surfer Blood, Woods, Real Estate, Cloud Nothings, Cold Cave, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wavves, The Intelligence, USAISAMONSTER, Times New Viking, Fucked Up, Pissed Jeans, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Tyvek, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Dan Deacon, HEALTH, Black Dice, Titus Andronicus, Ted Leo, No Age, Islands, and many, many, many more.

The Hive Dwellers
Hive Dwellers

The show scheduled to take place at the Flatiron Hotel Rooftop Patio tonight (4/6) was moved due to a cell phone tower being still located there (aka fear of cancer). Where was it moved? To Market Hotel!


====| FRIDAY 4/6 @ @ THE MARKET HOTEL <-venue-change!- |====
:: HIVE DWELLERS --------- feat CALVIN JOHNSON - unamplified acoustic performance
:::: Hamish Kilgour & Leila Adu -- mem THE CLEAN
:::::: the Curious Mystery
:::::::: Katie Eastburn --- x Young People

959 Broadway @ Myrtle Ave | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ - Myrtle Ave, G-Myrtle-Willoughby | 8pm | $8 | ALL AGES
no alcohol will be served at Friday's event

This is a big step for Todd P and the Bushwick venue that is working its way toward being legit. In fact, this will be the first public show at Market Hotel in almost two years, and a rare chance to see the old space before renovation begins.

Tonight's Brooklyn show is also just one stop on a larger tour for the Hive Dwellers who also play Staten Island, Hartford CT, SUNY Purchase and Bard by Wednesday. Some of their dates, including tonight, are with their separately touring K Records labelmates The Curious Mystery whose other upcoming shows include a residency at NYC's Ace Hotel. All dates for both bands are listed below...

Continue reading "Hive Dwellers (with Calvin Johnson) & K Records' the Curious Mystery on tour; playing MARKET HOTEL (tonight)"

a scene from Market Hotel, 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Market Hotel

"despite the travails of the scene and setbacks experienced by [Todd] Patrick himself--in June, Community Board 3 denied him and his partners a liquor license for a restaurant/avant-garde performance space on Avenue A--the summer also ushered a new era for him. He became a father in August. (He took a few months off.) Weeks later, he received a $100,000 grant to renovate Market Hotel, the Bushwick loft that was his flagship space until 2010. The space, which was founded in 2008 when he built it out with Ahearn and local punk outfit The So So Glos, has been largely inactive since the cops raided it during a Smith Westerns gig in early 2010, though a rotating cast of artists-in-residence has remained.

The anonymous grant was funneled through the Solo Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit that supports arts initiatives with social agendas. It will allow Market to make improvements and obtain a certificate of occupancy, a place of assembly permit, and a liquor license. Market Hotel will then be a licensed not-for-profit venue. "We won't have to hide in the shadows," Patrick says. The hope is that we can be open seven days a week." [Village Voice]

Long live Market Hotel.

photos by WEIRD MAGIC

Prince Rama

The event description read:

Prince Rama will be releasing their first single off their new LP, TRUST NOW, due out on Paw Tracks October 4th. At sunset [on July 9th], 30 mini-cds containing the new single will be tied to balloons and released off the roof into the great beyond...
Come for yoga, bbq, DJ sets by Prince Rama and special guests, and VJ sets by Total Slacker. Bring stuff to grill! Cosmic Yoga led by Austin Samsel at 7:00PM, get in the zone
Prince Rama took the term "releasing a single" to a whole new level on Saturday 7/9 on the roof of Market Hotel in Brooklyn. Pictures below from the "single release" party are in this post. There was music from Ka, some yoga, and a lot of balloons (note: BrooklynVegan does not condone or agree with the idea to release balloons into the environment). Prince Rama only DJ'd, released balloons, mingled...

Prince Rama has a pair of upcoming appearances, including a DJ set at the Julian Lynch/Dent May show on July 21st at Glasslands (tickets) and the previously described Aug 26th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sun Araw, Julianna Barwick, and Pterodactyl. As mentioned, the MHOW show will be the first NYC performance of Sun Araw and Prince Rama's aptly titled joint project Prince Sunarawma." Tickets go on sale Thursday (7/14) at noon.

More pictures from Market Hotel roof party below...

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Prince Sunarawma at Brave New Books at SXSW (by Erez Avissar)
Prince Sunarawma

The bill is looking pretty stacked on August 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sun Araw, Prince Rama, Julianna Barwick, Pterodactyl, and Teengirl Fantasy (DJ set). Check ticketmaster for tickets, probably next week when the show gets officially announced.

The Brooklyn show will be the first NYC performance of Sun Araw and Prince Rama's aptly titled joint project Prince Sunarawma. They debuted the project during SXSW at Brave New Books on March 19 (pictured above). The show will also be the album release show for Sun Araw's upcoming LP Ancient Romans, due out three days earlier on August 23 via Sun Ark / Drag City. Catch Sun Araw and Tanlines again the next night (8/27) at PS1's Warm Up.

Prince Rama has other upcoming shows happening sooner too, like... this Saturday (7/9) on the Market Hotel Roof in Brooklyn where Prince Rama will celebrate the release of the first single off their new LP Trust Now, which will be released on October 4 via Paw Tracks. According to the facebook event, "At sunset, 30 mini-cds containing the new single will be tied to balloons and released off the roof into the great beyond." And by "into the great beyond" they of course mean into someone's backyard or stuck on an electrical pole or in a tree or in a bird's nest or down a dolphin's throat, or stuff like that. Prince Rama and special guests will also DJ and Total Slacker will VJ. No word on who will BJ, or whether there will be JJ. "Cosmic Yoga led by Austin Samsel at 7:00PM, get in the zone." FREE.

Prince Rama also DJs on July 21 at Glasslands with Julian Lynch and Dent May. Tickets are on sale now.

You have a few opportunities to catch Teengirl Fantasy before the show as well. They open the sold out James Blake show at Webster Hall on July 13. They'll also head out on tour with PIctureplane later this month, which hits NYC on July 22 at a TBD location and July 23 at Coco 66 with Gatekeeper. Tickets for the Coco66 show are still available.

As mentioned in This Week in Indie, Pterodactyl also plays Saturday (7/9) at Death By Audio. The show is Grooms' record release party for their new LP Prom which drops next week via Kanine. The Immaculates are also on the bill. Pterodactyl will release the LP Spills Out this November on Brah/Jagjaguwar.

More dates below...

Continue reading "Sun Araw & Prince Rama are Prince Sunarawma, playing shows (with Julianna Barwick, Pterodactyl, Teengirl Fantasy & more)"

"secret location"
John Maus

To quote Altered Zones...

[This MP3 is an] Excellent new romantic pop jam from innovator + former Ariel Pink/Panda Bear-collaborator John Maus, teasing his forthcoming album We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves, coming soon on Upset the Rhythm. (via Gorilla Vs Bear)

MP3: John Maus: "And The Rain"

Keep an eye on Upset the Rhythm for more info, or ask the man yourself at one of the two shows happening in Brooklyn, both after midnight, this Friday at a secret location and Saturday at Knitting Factory

UPDATE: Despite previously reported info, this MP3 of "And The Rain" is not the official album version and is a rough cut leaked by Maus' brother.

The Saturday Knitting Factory show is presented by Todd P and is billed as a "Max Eisenberg Showpaper Curation Launch Partay" with John Maus, Dogleather (Sewn Leather + DJ Dog Dick Collab), and DJ Jan Woo Midelfort (Body Actualized Control / Vibes Mangagement). Gary War is also on the Friday secret show. UPDATE: A resident of Market Hotel said to spread the word that any show that may or may not have been happening at Market Hotel on Friday is cancelled.

photos by Erez Avissar

Teen Inc
Teen Inc

LA's Teen Inc (who are back in town for CMJ) dropped in at Brooklyn's Monster Island on 10/8 with Gatekeeper, Blondes, Teengirl Fantasy, and Greatest Hits. Prior to that show, White Rainbow soundtracked a yoga session on top of Market Hotel. Pictures from both events are in this post, and continue below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Trans Am - Apparent Horizon (MP3)

Trans Am

Thrill Jockey: You've spoken before about a desire to transcend music. Do you think this album accomplishes that?

Trans Am: Absolutely. This album isn't about music at all. It's about being prepared mentally and physically. It's about training 8 hours a day for the past two years. You know, too many people today are results-oriented. We want to win as much as anyone, but we're not going to abandon our system now. That's what got us where we are and we're not going to throw everything away and just play for music's sake.

Trans Am will put out their ninth (!) LP, Thing, on April 20th, and you can hear a tight, vocoder-riffing rack from it above.

The band is currently on tour with Portland noise-rock band Nice Nice and Jonas Reinhardt (a group not a person). They play two NYC shows. The first is at Santos this Saturday (4/17). Tickets are still on sale.

Their other NYC show, on Sunday (4/18), was relocated from Market Hotel to the Knitting Factory. Oneida (who headlined the venue in March and who play the Joshua Light Show fest this May) is also on the bill. Tickets are on sale.

Album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Trans Am on tour (dates), NYC show w/ Oneida moved to Knitting Factory, new album out soon (MP3)"

High Places

Todd P reports that, "Thursday's HIGH PLACES show is moving to SHEA STADIUM --- 20 Meadow St @ Waterbury St, just 2 blocks from the corner of Bushwick Ave & Grand St, aka the Grand St L stop, Williamsburg, Brooklyn". The show was supposed to happen at Market Hotel. More info on the show and all High Places tour dates below...

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How convenient that Party Expo appears from out of nowhere right before Market Hotel closes down. Tuesday (4/6) night's Darwin Deez birthday show has been moved from the closed venue to the open one. No word yet on what is happening with the rest of Market Hotel's schedule. All Darwin Deez dates below...

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Market Hotel (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Market Hotel

"so.... Market Hotel got into some police trouble. What does this mean? Hard to tell. Places have survived such things before, including Market Hotel, but every situation is different and we will have to wait and see. For the near future, Market Hotel will go dark, and scheduled events will be relocated. The longterm goal remains as it always has been: to make Market Hotel a licensed community space... but money is a challenge of course. We have consulted many times with architects / lawyers and it is attainable! If you want to help achieve that goal, please get in touch @ themarkethotel@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!"

Please remember, shows in other spots are not affected - including tonight's Easter punk show at Monster Island Basement. Come out, it'll be terrific, and triumphant!" [Todd P]

The trouble happened last night at the Smith Westerns / Golden Triangle show. Get in touch with Todd or Market Hotel (see above) if you want to help.

Video of Beach Fossils playing "vacation" at the temporarily (?) closed venue (in August 2009), and the current schedule that needs to be relocated, below...

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"Market hotel busted by twenty cops!" - The Smith Westerns


Saturday night's Smith Westerns show at Market Hotel got cut short thanks to a group of cops that showed and told everyone to leave (possibly due to a noise complaint, possibly due to "business inspection", maybe because The Smith Westerns were peeing all over the place, or possibly just because the cops felt like shutting it down). What this means for the large DIY venue remains to be seen. Upcoming shows there include High Places (April 8), Trans Am (April 18), Harlem (April 23), Sleigh Bells (May 11), and Pissed Jeans (June 19). The next scheduled show is Tuesday, April 6th with Darwin Deez. Hopefully it's still happening.

UPDATE: Market Hotel is going to close while they figure things out. All upcoming shows are being relocated.

As of this writing I'm not sure if The Smith Westerns ever got to play anywhere Saturday night. There was talk of the show moving to Party Expo, but that didn't seem to happen. Regardless, you can catch the band at their next NYC show which takes place tonight, Easter Sunday, at Mercury Lounge with Male Bonding (who played MHOW with The Soft Pack last night) and So Cow.

For So Cow it's one of two NYC shows on his current tour (all dates below). The next one takes place a few days later, April 7th at Death By Audio with Sunday Times, The Surpriser (ex Cause-comotion) and The Babies (pictured above).

For The Babies the Death By Audio show is one of many chances to see the Vivian Girls/Woods side project this month. The very next chance happens to be tonight (4/4, Easter) at Don Pedro with WetDog who Bill said were good the other night (they played Glasslands and Death By Audio). If you don't remember that Wetdog were playing this third NYC show tonight, that's because it's actually not in their tour dates (but it is listed by the venue and the Babies).

The Babies are also playing with Best Coast and The Bitters at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (4/6) (tickets still on sale). Maybe you caught Best Coast when they opened for Japandroids at Bowery Ballroom. You can also catch them Monday night (4/5) at the Meatlocker in Montclair and Wednesday (4/7) at Mercury Lounge with The Bitters again (tickets) (no other Bitters dates anywhere).

The Babies will soon also kick off a very short tour with Titus Andronicus in CT on April 11th. That tour hits Rodrigues Coffee House at Fordham University in the Bronx on April 13th and SUNY Purchase the next day. Titus also plays a Babies-less early Men Can Stop Rape Benefit show at Red Hook High School on Sunday, April 11th (before the CT show).

Red Hook flyer and lots of dates below.

Continue reading "cops shut down Market Hotel, So Cow here, upcoming Babies gigs, Wetdog, Titus Andronicus school shows & other dates"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Beach Fossils & (crowd) Surfer Blood...
Beach Fossils
Surfer Blood

[Surfer Blood's] set on Saturday [2/27] was all material from the debut album, but what set it apart was the fun the band was having with the crowd -- enough so that a Weezer guitar tease gave way an audience-led run through "Sweater Song". The band persisted through some technical problems to end the show with a crazy stage and audience jumping version of "Swim" where most of the vocals were sang while John was held aloft by the crowd.
[NYC Taper who also recorded the set]
Also on the bill were Grooms, Morning Benders, Beach Fossils and Turbo Fruits.

The show was part of Surfer Blood's tour with Tubro Fruits (they also played Mercury Lounge on Sunday, Feb 28th). That trip continues down to SXSW, where all of the above bands will be performing, and beyond. The full dates are below.

Morning Benders' new record Big Echo, which comes out March 9th on Rough Trade, is streaming online.

Upcoming shows for Beach Fossils include a Kidrockers show on March 7th at the Living Room with Bottle Up and Go. Tickets are on sale.

More pictures and all tour dates are below...

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