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photo: Minus the Bear at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear are loving those album anniversary tours lately. They already did Highly Refined Pirates and the They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP, and this fall they'll do their 2005 sophomore album, Menos El Oso, in its entirety for its 10th anniversary.

One leg of dates has direct support from Murder by Death, and that one hits NYC on November 10 at Irving Plaza and Asbury Park on November 12 at The Stone Pony. Both of those shows (and all dates) also have Aero Flynn opening. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (7/24) at 10 AM. The Irving show also has Live Nation and Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (7/23) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed on the tour flyer, alongside the video for Menos El Oso standout "Pachuca Sunrise," below...

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Seattle's 2015 Bumbershoot Festival will happen on Labor Day Weekend (September 5-7). This year's lineup includes Faith No More, The Weeknd, Brand New, Social Distortion, Flying Lotus, Babes in Toyland, The Melvins, Neko Case, Minus the Bear, Chance the Rapper, Atmosphere, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mikal Cronin, and lots more. Festival passes and single-day tickets are on sale now.

Check out the full 2015 Bumbershoot lineup below...

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photo: Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)

Into It. Over It. are currently on tour in Europe with Modern Baseball and Tiny Moving Parts, and upon returning to the US, IIOI and TMP will do another short run together here. That includes a free NYC show happening April 25 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, also with Major Leagues on the bill. Then IIOI head out again supporting Minus the Bear. All dates are listed below.

Into It. Over It. main man Evan Weiss is also a member of Pet Symmetry, who have a new album on the way. If you haven't heard them yet, you can listen to two tracks from that here.

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photo: Warpaint in Chicago, October 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

Warpaint will be releasing a series of new digital singles this year, the first of which will be "No Way Out" b/w "Riot" in March. You can stream "No Way Out" below.

The band will be on tour in Europe in March, and their only current US show is headlining the 2015 Desert Daze Festival which takes place May 2 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, CA. Also playing are Failure, RJD2, Minus the Bear (performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This), Dan Deacon, Chelsea Wolfe, White Lung and more. Tickets are on sale now and full Desert Daze line-up, and all Warpaint live dates, are listed below...

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Shaky Knees

We're officially in Music Festival Announcement Season, and the latest one is Atlanta's annual Shaky Knees Festival, happening May 8-10. This year includes The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel (supposedly one of your last chances to see them for a while), Interpol, Flogging Molly, TV on the Radio, Manchester Orchestra, James Blake, Death from Above 1979, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, American Football, Clutch, Black Lips, The Mountain Goats, Best Coast, Real Estate, Wavves, Built to Spill, The Both, Mac DeMarco, Minus the Bear, Old 97's, FIDLAR, METZ, THe Bronx, Speedy Ortiz, Palma Violets, VIet Cong, Strand of Oaks and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full initial lineup (even more TBA) below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Minus the Bear will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP this year, and in honor of that they'll be giving the EP, along with 2007's Planet of Ice LP, a reissue on September 30 via Suicide Squeeze (pre-order). Beer Commercials came out in between MTB's two most classic full lengths, 2002's Highly Refined Pirates and 2005's Menos El Oso, and, like those albums, it contains some of their most essential songs from the early years. Planet of Ice meanwhile, is their proggiest and most experimental record to date. Revisit streams of both releases, below.

As discussed, Minus the Bear are also going on a tour this year, and that tour will be in support of both their new rarities album, Lost Loves, (coming 10/7 via Dangerbird) and the tenth anniversary of Beer Commercials. The tour hits NYC for previously-announced shows at Saint Vitus on October 15 and Gramercy Theatre on October 17. Both are sold out.

All tour dates are listed, with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Minus the Bear reissuing 'They Make Beer Commercials Like This' & 'Planet of Ice' +++ updated tour dates"


Tickets for the Waxahatchee solo show at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the newly-added second Culture Club show at Beacon Theatre go on Chase and local presale today at 10 AM. Night 1 is sold out. Password for local presale is CULTURE.

Tickets for the Minus The Bear and O'Brother show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at noon. Their Gramercy Theater show is sold out.

Tickets for the Tame Impala show at Beacon Theater go on AmEx, Chase and local presale today at 11 AM. Password for local presale is SUNDOWN.

Dita Von Teese already announced four Gramercy Theatre shows for her final "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" tour, and she's now added a fifth, happening September 16 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Music Geeks (password: musicgeeks) presales today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/22) at 10 AM. Ticketmaster says "not many left" for the other four.

Tickets for the Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are still available.

Tickets for The Grifters show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Nude Beach show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added third YACHT and White Fang NYC show, happening at Mercury Lounge, go on AmEx presale today at noon. While the other Merc show is sold out, tickets for their Rough Trade show are still available.

Tickets for Blonde Redhead's third NYC show, happening at Bowery Ballroom, go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their other two shows are still available.

Tickets for Lucero's three-night run at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Shivers are playing Mercury Lounge on October 17. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Friday (8/22) at noon.

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

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

MTB at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)

Tickets for the Minus the Bear show at Gramercy Theatre are now on BrooklynVegan presale and you can get yours using the password: BVBEAR.

If you miss out on getting tickets in the presale, the general on-sale starts Friday (8/1) at 10 AM. There are also ongoing VIP presales for most dates. Still no ticket info on the 10/15 Saint Vitus show.


Minus the Bear at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)

Minus the Bear will release Lost Loves on October 7 via Dangerbird Records which features b-sides, rarities and unreleased material from throughout their career. Check out the artwork and tracklist, with a few streams of the previously-released b-sides, below.

The band have a few festival appearances and one-offs coming up like a Converse Rubber Tracks show in Brazil with Brand New and LA's Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction (performing Nothing's Shocking), Failure and more. They'll go a full tour this fall though, which hits NYC on October 15 at Saint Vitus and October 17 at Gramercy Theatre. Those show, and several others, will be opened by O'Brother. Tickets for Gramercy go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM, with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Tuesday (7/29) at 10 AM. Check back here Tuesday morning for the password. Vitus tix will be on sale soon. There's also an ongoing VIP presale for most dates (Vitus isn't on there at the moment either).


All dates are listed, with streams and the LP info, below...

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by Doug Moore

Dust Moth (sans Matt Bayles)
Dust Moth

Dust Moth are a product of the same prolific nexus of Seattle musicians as Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Undertow, and so forth -- both TAAS guitarist Ryan Frederiksen and ex-MTB keyboardist/Northwestern heavy music engineer of record Matt Bayles contribute their talents, while XVIII Eyes vocalist Irene Barber handles mic duty.

Though Dust Moth released a debut single last fall as part of a split with Aeges, the track we're premiering below is the first single from Dragon Mouth their debut standalone EP. Titled "Casual Friends," it's closer to Minus the Bear in approach than to any of the band's other past projects: slightly dissonant rock with big instrumental tones, long arcs of delay, and a personable pop vocal delivery.

Dragon Mouth will be released on March 25th via The Mylene Sheath. Stream "Casual Friends" along with their last single below...

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photos by Dylan Johnson

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear returned this year with Acoustics II, a full length sequel to 2008's Acoustics EP -- which features acoustic versions of old MTB favorites, plus a few newer ones -- and they're currently wrapping up a tour in support of it, which hit NYC last week (10/25). Like they did on their 2008 tour, they played some of those acoustic renditions live, including "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse," in addition to their regular electric set. The NYC show happened at Best Buy Theater with INVSN and Slow Bird opening, and pictures of all three bands are in this post.

They continue, along with MTB's setlist, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Minus the Bear at Sasquatch 2010 (more by Chris Graham)
Minus the Bear

As discussed, math-emo vets Minus the Bear are releasing Acoustics II this year, the sequel to 2008's Acoustics EP, which gave us acoustic versions of older MTB favorites and one new one. The new album, among other things, gives us an acoustic version one of their most classic songs/live staple, "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse." Check out the newly arranged version of the track, which makes its premiere in this post, below.

Minus the Bear's previously discussed tour brings them to NYC on October 26 at Best Buy Theater for a show with INVSN and Slow Bird. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song stream below...

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Iggy and the Stooges at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

We've talked about the epic Riot Fest Chicago more than a few times lately, but as mentioned, there are also (only slightly less epic) Riot Fests happening in Toronto and Denver this year.

The Toronto one happens from August 24-25 in Fort York and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, The Weakerthans, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, The Flatliners, and Single Mothers (who all play day 2). Tickets for that day are on sale now. Flyer below.

The Denver one happens from September 21 to 22 at May Farms and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Brand New, Rocket From the Crypt, Guided by Voices, The Dismemberment Plan, Superchunk, Against Me!, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Chuck Ragan, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Touche Amore, Single Mothers and more on day 1; and blink-182, Rancid, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, FLAG, Bad Religion, Yo La Tengo, Naked Raygun, Stars, Peelander-Z, Off With Their Heads, and more on day 2. Tickets (2-day passes and single day tickets) are on sale now. Full day-by-day lineup below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Minus the Bear at Sasquatch 2010 (more by Chris Graham)
Minus the Bear

Long-running math/emo band Minus the Bear released an Acoustics EP back in 2008, which consisted of acoustic versions of previously released tracks (and one new one), and now the band is prepping that EP's followup, Acoustics II. This one will be a full length, and is set to feature eight of the band's previously released tracks redone acoustically and two new ones. You can pledge pre-orders of the album on PledgeMusic. The album art is below.

Minus the Bear also just announced a tour, which includes a September run with Tera Melos and The New Trust, and an October/November run with INVSN and Slow Bird. The second leg hits NYC on October 25 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for the NYC show are on presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (7/12) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

In related news, fellow '00s-rooted emo-leaning indie band mewithoutYou, who MTB have toured with before, also have a tour coming up. Their tour hits Brooklyn on August 23 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/12) at noon.

All dates for both tours are listed, along with some videos, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Pictureplane at BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned, Pictureplane is going on a US tour this spring with Crystal Castles, but first will be in New Haven, CT at Toad's Place tonight (4/12) for a show with Mykki Blanco, Beat Culture and Oberhofer (who has upcoming NYC shows).

After returning home from that tour, he'll play show at Santos Party House on May 16 with another rapper, Antwon, whose album End of Earth features some production by Pictureplane. Tickets for what should be a pretty great show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Pictureplane also just released a new track, "Pure War." In his words, "the song is really about waging a war. a pure war against the war that is waged on us everyday.
reclaiming yourself." It's one of the heaviest tracks Pictureplane has ever done, with dark, booming synths that will translate really well on the dancefloor. And while tracks like "Real Is A Feeling" have already proved Pictureplane as a strong vocalist, there's a newfound conviction in his vocals in this song that arguably tops anything he's done to date.

The track will apear on the video game soundtrack for Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with tracks from Killer Mike (listen below), Minus the Bear (listen below), Depeche Mode, The Faint, and others.

All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with all song streams below...

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Minus the Bear at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear released their most recent album, Infinity Overhead, last year and they're continuing to tour in support of it this year with Circa Survive and Now, Now (who have other upcoming dates including a NYC show with Bob Mould). That tour doesn't exactly hit NYC but it will be in the area for shows at Poughkeepsie's The Chance on March 17 and Long Island's The Paramount on March 19. Tickets for the Paramount show go on venue presale today (1/17) at 10 AM (password: "PULSE") and general on-sale starts Friday (1/18) at noon. There's also a presale for the whole tour available at Minus the Bear/Circa Survive's wavesoverhead.com but the two NYC area presales are sold out.

Minus the Bear also just performed on Live from Daryl's House, the web-to-cable series of Daryl Hall (as in, Daryl from Hall & Oates). They hung out with Daryl, did some interviews, cooked, ate dinner, and played some songs while they were at it too. You can video from that below and check out footage of the entire event HERE.

Those videos and a list of all dates below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Minus the Bear at Webster Hall in 2010 more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus the Bear

Back in the early 2000's, just before "emo" became a bad word, there was actually a bit of crossover between the emo and indie rock scenes. Some of those bands even faired well for a bit on indie rock machine Pitchfork, who awarded Cursive's Domestica an 8.0 and Minus the Bear's This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic EP an 8.6. Fans of that era are in luck, because Minus the Bear and Cursive just announced a tour together with support from Caspian, which hits the NYC area for shows on September 23 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and September 29 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for both NYC area shows go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/18) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

For Minus the Bear, the tour will be in support of their new album, Infinity Overhead, which is due out August 28 via Dangerbird. It's their second album for the label, following 2010's underrated OMNI. Check out a teaser video for the album which contains a minute-long song clip below.

Caspian will also be releasing a new album this year and it will be the first album for the previously instrumental post rockers to feature vocals. The album's called Waking Season and it's due out on their new home, Triple Crown Records. It was produced by Matt Bayles, who has also worked extensively with Minus the Bear. You can watch an album trailer below.

Cursive will also be in NYC even sooner for free show at House of Vans on August 16 with Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, and Joyce Manor.

After the leg with Caspian, MTB and Cursive head out on a run with Girl In A Coma. A list of all dates and those videos are below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

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by Andrew Sacher

The Velvet Teen in Minneapolis last night (by Grayson Hary)
The Velvet Teen

As mentioned, The Velvet Teen will open for Minus the Bear on their Highly Refined Pirates 10th Anniversary tour which hits Chicago's Metro tonight (10/11) and NYC during CMJ at Webster Hall on October 18. Both of those shows are sold out, but The Velvet Teen have just added their own headlining show in Brooklyn at Glasslands on October 17 with Crinkles. Tickets are on sale now.

The Velvet Teen haven't played NYC since their show at Knitting Factory's old Tribeca location in 2007. Since that show, they've joined back up with their old bassist Josh Staples and have been performing as a four piece. They recorded their first batch of material as a four piece, the No Star EP, at the tail-end of last year and released physical copies at the beginning of this year via Side With Us Records. The EP falls somewhere between the progressive noise pop of Cum Laude and the more straightforward emo-y indie rock of the band's earlier work. A video of the EP's title track is below. You can order the EP from the Side With Us webstore. The band also recently made all of their albums available for $5 downloads at their bandcamp.

Speaking of emo-leaning indie rock, Maritime are playing Knitting Factory on Friday (10/14) with Atlantic/Pacific (ex-Texas Is The Reason) and Kid Savant as part of the Royal Flush Festival that Lotion is reuniting for and that reunited punk band Zounds is playing too. Tickets for the Maritime show are on sale now.

All dates and video below...

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Minus The Bear at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus The Bear

Minus The Bear will hit the road in October to celebrate their 10th anniversary, hitting cities from coast to coast over the month-long trek. The dates will see a performance of their 2002 debut Highly Refined Pirates in its entirety, and presale tickets (on sale now) can be purchased with a copy of said LP in vinyl. The dates include a stop in NYC at Webster Hall on October 18th. All dates are listed below.

All tour dates and some video is below, including a recent clip of "Hold Me Down" from their latest LP and the newly released and FREE six-song EP of the same name. Get that EP for the price of an email address, and check out said clip below.

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Minus The Bear at Webster Hall (more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus The Bear

Do you find yourself asking the question: "What has Minus the Bear been up to this year?" If so, here are your answers.

1. Writing new jams at the practice space.
2. Finalizing the "Hold Me Down" video...
3. Planning a springtime USA mini-tour and other shows.
4. Losing hearing from playing new riffs too loudly in basement.
5. Realizing in September it'll be 10 years since "Gigantic" was released. (Vinyl maybe?)
6. Getting hungry for tacos.

Minus The Bear posted that message in February and have since released the "Hold Me Down" video which you can watch below.

Dates for that mini-tour are also trickling out and include May 6th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. $25 tickets for the Brooklyn show go on AmEx presale Wednesday, 3/23 at noon, and regular sale at the same time on Friday. All currently known dates are listed below...

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Tim Kasher

Tim Kasher (frontman of Cursive and The Good Life) added an in-store performance at Other Music on October 5, the same day his debut solo LP The Game of Monogamy is released. This performance is part of his tour which also includes the previously mentioned show at The Rock Shop on October 6.

The video for his new single 'Cold Love' as well as updated tour dates, including an October run with Minus the Bear (whose tour continues into December), are below...

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Minus The Bear at Webster Hall (more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus The Bear

After headlining Webster Hall in July, Minus The Bear has stepped it up by scheduling a show at Terminal 5 on December 4th with The Whigs as part of a larger East Coast jaunt. Tickets go on sale on sale Friday, October 1st at noon ($25.50 advance / $30 day of show).

The band is touring off of their new and biggest LP yet, Omni, and will hit the road in middle October for a string of West Coast dates before hopping the pond to do Europe with Jimmy Eat World and then back to the US for some East Coast love.

All tour dates and some video of the band on Jimmy Kimmel Live is below...

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most photos by Josh Darr

Dodos w/ special guest Neko Case / The Antlers
The Dodos
The Antlers

"There were no special effects during Soundgarden's performance on the last night of Lollapalooza -- no lasers, no costume changes, no props or hydraulics. Even the video screens switched over to black and white. But the band didn't need any added visuals: Soundgarden delivered an explosive set of classic '90s songs in front of their biggest audience since their breakup 13 years ago. Chris Cornell underplayed the band's return, suggesting their decade-plus break was more like a few years. "It's good to be back!" said Cornell, who's grown his hair back out to its late-'80s length. "We just took a little break, but now we're back."" [Rolling Stone]
Soundgarden's Sunday night setlist (they played against Arcade Fire), a bunch of of videos and the rest of our 2010 Lollapalooza pictures, below...

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photos by Matthew Eisman

Minus The Bear

Minus the Bear, Everest and Keepaway played Webster Hall on Thursday, July 8th. More pictures and the headliner's setlist from that show, below...

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