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Vday

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

Father John Misty, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band) @ Bowery Ballroom
With a swagger that seems equal parts Jarvis Cocker, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Diamond, Father John Misty is a ham, but a self-depreciating one with an ace band and a whole bunch of great songs. Sold out.

Paul McCartney @ Irving Plaza
In town for the SNL 40th Anniversary, Paul gives a valentine to lucky fans who managed to get to the box office in time to snag a ticket to tonight's show.

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler) @ Baby's All Right
After Win Butler serves coffee as a barista at La Colombe in Hudson Square today (true story), he'll head to Baby's for a late-night set under his DJ moniker, DJ Windows 98. Come prepared to dance.

Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Abilities, Homeboy Sandman @ Gramercy Theatre
Underground rap fave Aesop Rock released a new album towards the end of last year with Hail Mary Mallon, his group with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. Tonight, he and Rob come to Gramercy Theatre together, and on-stage collaborations seem likely.

The Lox, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Mister Cee @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
One of the many rap shows happening in NYC for NBA All-Star Weekend, legendary New York trio The LOX (Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss) plays this afternoon show at Webster Hall (3 PM doors).

Trophy Scars, Pour The Pirate Sherry, Reese Van Riper @ Arlene's Grocery
Shapeshifting NJ band Trophy Scars have gone from making high quality post-hardcore to moving outside of the genre into the realm of progressive rock and a Tom Waits-inspired singing style. No matter which mode they're in, they're good.

Dawn Landes @ Lincoln Center
The American Songbook Series continues tonight with Brooklyn folk singer and Will Oldham collaborator Dawn Landes.

Two Gallants, Happiness @ Rough Trade
Two Gallants put out their most rockin' album yet earlier this month, and tonight they wrap up their 3-night stand in NYC on their tour supporting it. Deer Tick side project Happiness open. Sold out.

The Shivers, Tigereye @ Mercury Lounge
Folk duo The Shivers (now with Keith Zarriello joined by Benham Jones instead of Jo Schornikow) released their new album, Forever Is A Word, this month, and tonight they celebrate it with this release show.

E-Town Concrete, VOD, Indecision, The Banner, Suburban Scum, Razorblade Handgrenade @ Starland Ballroom
If you're spending Valentine's Day in NJ and want to celebrate at a hardcore show, local veterans E-Town Concrete, LI vets VOD and more have you covered.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jonathan Toubin (DJ), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Lenny Kaye, Julianna Barwick, Austin Brown (Parquet Courts), Cassie Ramone, Brad Oberhofer, Crocodiles, EZTV, Christian Peslak @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is the New York Night Train & Panache Booking Planned Parenthood Valentine's Day Benefit with a headlining performance from the JSBX, plus  host of indie musicians, as well as the "Village of Love Dance," a "V-day Raffle with fabulous local prizes" a dating game and more TBA.

The Sons & Heirs, The Steve McQueens, Doug Gillard @ The Bell House
Does you ever feel this way: "Two lovers entwined pass me by, and heaven knows I'm miserable now"? Do you want the one you can't have and is it driving you mad? Morrissey knows how you feel. He's not here tonight but is in spirit with this V-Day party featuring Smiths tribute act The Sons & Heirs and Ohio indie rock legend Doug Gillard. The Steve McQueens, if you're wondering, is a Prefab Sprout tribute band making this a truly special night for '80s-prone heart-on-sleeve types. Who knows, you might meet somebody who really loves you.

Motion Studies, Katie Rush, Limited, Leisure, Cassie Ramone (DJ Set), Future Punx (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
You've got your Valentines Day brunch and evening plans set, but what to do in between? Head to Baby's for this free 4 - 7PM show. Motion Studies fly the dancerock flag in a DFA style, Limited dabble in '80s New Romantic and '90s R&B styles, and Leisure make shoegazy indiepop.

Har Mar Superstar, Computer Magic, Crazy and The Brains @ Mercury Lounge
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. Tonight's show is also with talented synthpop act Computer Magic.

Mister Lies, eskimeaux, My Favorite, Band Practice @ Shea Stadium
NYC indiepop cult heroes My Favorite bring melody and melodrama in equal measure.

Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's his third of five shows at Gramercy Theatre.

Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Ambivalent @ Verboten
Derrick May was one of the Belleville Three (along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson) who created the blueprint for techno in the late '80s.

Living Colour @ Brooklyn Bowl
Living Colour are currently in the studio finishing up their new album, title Shade.

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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photo: The Sidekicks at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Sidekicks
Sidekicks

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

The Sidekicks, Cayetana, All Dogs, Roger Harvey @ Baby's All Right
Columbus, Ohio's The Sidekicks just dropped their fourth album and first for Epitaph, Runners in the Nerved World, which finds the once-punk band moving into Shins/Band of Horses territory. They excel at both sounds, and BV is proud to present tonight's record release show which also includes two indie punk bands -- Cayetana and All Dogs -- and somber songwriter Roger Harvey.

Sylvan Esso, Mr. Twin Sister @ Terminal 5
Sylvan Esso blew right up in 2014, skipping straight from Bowery Ballroom to a sold-out show at Terminal 5. Their appealing debut album and charming stage presence of singer Amelia Meath have a lot to do with it. If you're going, get there early for Mr Twin Sister who fit right in with SE's inviting, danceable sound.

Bottoms, DJ Samson (DJ), Ryan Smith (DJ) @ Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn trio Bottoms make bass-heavy, slightly gothy techno/electro dance music, as heard on their debut EP which is out this week. Tonight's the release show it with MEN's DJ Samson on DJ duties.

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Foxing, Slingshot Dakota, Everyone Everywhere, What Moon Things, The Sea Life @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty great bill (and for free) with the emotionally raw Foxing, hard-hitting indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, '90s-emo devotees Everyone Everwhere, post-punks What Moon Things, and indie rockers The Sea Life.

Ricky Eat Acid, Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi), Foxes in Fiction, Fissures @ Palisades
DIY electronic musician just signed to an imprint of Atlantic and dropped a new single that's significantly more fully formed than any of his previous work. Catch him tonight with old pal Foxes In Fiction and more at Palisades.

Profligate, P.O.I., Jahiliyyah Fields, Nick Klein @ Palisades
Hang around Palisades late-night after the Ricky Eat Acid show for a bill of noisy/bleak electronic music.

Mister Lies, Pregnant, Nicholas Nicholas, Warm Tape, Godmode (DJ) @ Silent Barn
Silent Barn's got a good bill all around of post-chillwave electronic pop songwriters tonight. Maybe you caught Nicholas Nicholas' other band Phantom Posse (iLoveMakonnen included) at the same venue earlier this week.

Teengirl Fantasy DJs, J Slusher, Rhyton, Dinowalrus, Low Nox (John Atkinson of Aa), Excepter DJs @ Trans Pecos
Trans-Pecos hosts this multi-genre show tonight, spanning sounds from the psychedelia of Rhyton to the ambience of Aa member John Atkinson, to whatever Teengirl Fantasy decides to drop on us.

Set and Setting, Blackout, A Film in Color @ Acheron
While Set and Setting come from a metal scene, they make the kind of beautiful post-rock that soars more than it crushes. They put out an excellent LP on Prosthetic Records last year, and it sounds like the kind of thing that could be really overwhelming (in a good way) live.

Couch Slut, Tile, Microwaves, Chain Gang Grave @ Saint Vitus
NYC's Couch Slut make an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore and noise rock, and they haven't become regulars on the local heavy scene for nothing.

Lia Ices, Seoul, White Prism @ Rough Trade
Lia Ices changed her sound up on last year's Ices, when she chose to work with unlikely collaborator Clams Casino. Check out her new style live tonight. If you're going, Montreal band Seoul make airy, '80s-inspired soft pop and are worth showing up early to catch.

Concreatures, Adult Dude, Brett Saxon @ Union Hall
NYC shoegazey-90s-alt-rock indie band Concreatures celebrate their new LP at this year, and the Dino Jr/Superchunk-y Adult Dude are always a good local band to catch as well.

Dragons of Zynth, Saul Williams, Tamar-Kali, Garland Jeffreys @ Highline Ballroom
This is The Black Rock Coalition's "Million Man Mosh 3," with a wide variety of acts playing including four-decade career vet Garland Jeffreys, poet/singer Saul Williams, singer Tamar-kali, and indie rockers Dragons of Zynth.

Shilpa Ray, Not Blood Paint, Tall Juan, Vagabon, Bethlehem Steel, Ovlov, and more tba! @ Shea Stadium
Punk blues singer Shilpa Ray headlines this benefit for the familes of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, which also features a solo set from sludgy rockers Ovlov and more.

Amanda Jo Williams, Batfog @ Sugarcube
If you're looking for something different to do after work, head to the Seaport where you can hang and see bands at inflatable venue Sugarcube. It's free and goes from 8 - 10 PM. Tonight's entertainment includes electronic leaning ensemble Batfog.

Tonight's Smoke DZA show at The Wick appears to be cancelled but his show Sunday at The Studio at Webster Hall is still happening.

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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Caribou at Governors Island in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Caribou

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

Special Guest, Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, RIPS @ Death By Audio
We're down to nine days left at Death by Audio. It's anybody's guess who tonight's special guest is, but the rest of the lineup is garagey, surfy-punky stuff highlighted by Portland's fun Guantanamo Baywatch.

Year of No Light, Sannhet, Gnaw, Vilkacis @ Saint Vitus
France's Year of No Light have been making very high quality instrumental post-metal since their 2006 debut, yet in all those years they never played the US. That's finally changing on their current tour, which is now in NYC and concludes a two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight. Like last night, the show begins with three killer artists in NYC's experimental metal scene.

Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ Webster Hall
Our Love, Caribou's recent followup to 2010's excellent Swim, is less focused on the pop songs that album was, and instead heavier on the electronics and great in its own way. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on his tour with Our Love collaborator/Hyperdub-signed Jessy Lanza.

Johnny Marr, Meredith Sheldon @ Stone Pony
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering. Unlike his two sold-out NYC shows, tickets are still available to this.

Dan Bodan, Physical Therapy, Sadaf @ Baby's All Right
Canadian-born, Berlin-based songwriter Dan Bodan released his soulful and genre-defying new album, Soft, a couple weeks back on DFA. Tonight's the NYC record release show.

Yumi Zouma, Louis Weeks, Leapling, Erika Spring (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. Catch them tonight and ask them about opening for Lorde.

Say Hi, Tim Foljahn @ Mercury Lounge
Seattle's Eric Elbogen is still making quality indie pop under the Say Hi moniker which hasn't changed too much since the mid-2000s, and not in a bad way. Opening this show is Michigan's Tim Foljahn, who's been playing since the '80s and was once in a band with fellow Michigan musician Steve Shelley.

O'Death, Death Vessel, Stone Jack Jones @ Bell House
O'Death's new album is dark and super raw folk that fits their name well. Death Vessel on the other hand may share a name with "death" in it but he makes much more uplifting music. And another dark songwriter, Stone Jack Jones, opens the night. Should be a good show all around.

TEEN @ Apple Store Soho
Part of the Apple store's "meet the musicians" series, TEEN will perform live followed by a Q&A with rock journalist Michael Azerrad. Free, 7:30 PM.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, July Talk @ Bowery Ballroom
The Rural Alberta Advantage's anthemic and folky indie rock is in fine form on their new album, Mended with Gold. Tonight their tour with fellow big-sounding Canadian band July Talk hits Bowery Ballroom for its second of two shows at the venue this week.

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Panda Bear has a new solo record on the way, the other three AnCo guys are taking the chance to go on this DJ tour which hits Brooklyn Bowl again tonight. The tour returns to the same venue in December too (but without Avey Tare).

Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, Ricky Eat Acid, Tristan Allen, Trabajo @ Palisades
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. The duo's second album together, Savage Imagination, came out via Thrill Jockey in September.

Sallie Ford, Crooked Fingers, And The Kids @ Rough Trade
While Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside came to an end last year, Sallie is still at it with a new band and they come to NYC tonight. Archers of Loaf singer Eric Bachmann is also on the show with his Crooked Fingers project, making for a great double bill.

Foxes in Fiction, Mister Lies, Emily Reo @ Shea Stadium
If you're into bedroom-recorded, electronic-tinged lo-fi pop, basically everyone on this bill will be up your alley.

Javelin, Tiny Victories, Idgy Dean, Nadia Kazmi @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Chillwave survivors Javelin play tonight at the weekend mecca of music/shopping/games/booze. The bands are free, you're paying for everything else.

Heavy Lights, Doug Gillard, Tinnarose, Bird of Youth @ Cake Shop
Doug Gillard's CV is impeccable, having logged time in Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, My Dad is Dead to name three. His his new solo album, Parade On, is an equally impressive array of sparkling powerpop.

Mike Wexler, Hubble, Psychic Reality @ Trans-Pecos
Psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler and former The Men member Ben Greenberg with his experimental project Hubble team up for this show which should be nice trippy vibes all around.

Blockhead, Elaquent, Muneshine @ Glasslands
In addition to producing a significant amount of Aesop Rock's material (and other likeminded rappers like Cage, Open Mike Eagle and Murs), Blockhead has a ton of solo material including this year's Bells and Whistles LP.

Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a a late show tonight.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year. Tonight he wraps up a 3-night run at Beacon Theatre in support of it.

All Out War, Sworn Enemy, Living Laser, Panzerbastard, Recycled Earth @ The Acheron
Metallic New York hardcore band/Victory Records vet All Out War have been at it for over two decades now and they've been talking about having a new album on the way. Maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight?

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Slonk Donkerson, Bent Shapes, Heeney, The Doubts @ Muchmore's
Amongst the good local bands are Boston's Bent Shapes who make jangly indie pop...but with real bite. Good live, too.

Sharkmuffin, Chimes, Painted Zeros, Slight, Routine Involvements @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn garage rockers Sharkmuffin are always a good local band to catch, and if you're going tonight you may also want to check out Painted Zeros, who pal around with Porches, LVL UP, Crying and other cool local bands.

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

Julie Byrne

Seattle's Julie Byrne put out her debut album, Rooms With Walls and Windows, earlier this year (via Orindal), which followed a couple EPs and is a fantastic record of lo-fi folk. Her voice and guitar are mic'd close to the point where a song rarely goes by that you don't hear her fingers sliding across the fretboard, and both are coated heavily in reverb. It's a nice warm reverb though that adds to the atmosphere without covering up her sound. If you like anything from Vashti Bunyan to Will Oldham to Marissa Nadler, this album is worth checking out. The whole thing is on Rdio and you can stream one track below.

Julie is about to kick off a tour which begins in NYC this Friday (7/11) at Silent Barn. That show is one of Portals/Rabbl's new 'Living Spaces' showcases and features a solid lineup of similarly delicate sounds from Sea Oleena, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red and Mister Lies on DJ duties. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All of Julie's dates (including shows with How to Dress Well and Mutual Benefit) are listed, with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Julie Byrne released an LP, touring, playing NYC with Sea Oleena, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, more (dates, stream)"

Thanksgiving

The World/Inferno Friendship Society are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 8. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Light Asylum are playing Glasslands on December 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Casket Girls at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the TOY shows at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets for the newly-added Factory Floor show at 285 Kent are on sale now.

Tickets to see Pissed Jeans, Purling Hiss and Pampers at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Yvette, Christines, and Future Punx are playing Glasslands on January 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Yvette have other upcoming shows before then too.

Mister Lies is playing Cameo on December 5 with Beat Culture and Saint Pepsi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Slick Rick is playing Brooklyn Bowl on January 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A number of weirdo rappers, Nacho Picasso, GDP (w/ Space Jesus), Lakutis, DVS, Perrion, and Rosegold, are playing 285 Kent on December 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Alt-J are playing a SiriusXM show at The Studio At Webster Hall on December 13. If you're a SiriusXM subscriber, you can enter their contest to win and gain admission to the show.

Chvrches are also playing a SiriusXM show at McKittrick Hotel on December 10. You can enter their contest to get in.

Tickets for the seventh Lady Gaga show at Roseland Ballroom go on Citi Cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

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.

by Bill Pearis

YG

Montreal's Young Galaxy have released a new single off their third album, Ultramarine. "Privileged Poor" comes out next week (11/5) and the 12" and digital comes with remixes by Factory Floor, TOY and Dan Lissvik (who produced their album). There's also a video for the song, featuring three septuagenarian former superheroes that's pretty entertaining. The remixes and video are all streamable in this post..

Next week also finds Young Galaxy in NYC as part of their tour, hitting NYC at Knitting Factory on November 6 with electronic pop musician Mister Lies and Brothertiger. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tour dates are listed, along with video and remix streams, below...

Continue reading "Young Galaxy released a new video and single with remixes by Factory Floor, TOY and more; US tour starts next week"

by Bill Pearis

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Montreal's widescreen synthpop outfit Young Galaxy released their fourth album, Ultramarine, back in April and it's one of 10 records on the shortlist for this year's Polaris Music Prize. You can stream it on Rdio or Spotify. The band are about to release a Deluxe Edition of the album on September 24, and the second disc features remixes from the likes of Peaking Lights, Sally Shapiro, Doldrums and more. The bonus disc also contains a few new songs, too, including "Crying My Heart Out" which is the band's next official single (out 8/27). You can stream that one below.

Young Galaxy will also be touring this fall, including their first full set of U.S. dates since Ultramarine was released. (They played SXSW this year but that was about it.) That includes a stop in NYC on November 6 at Knitting Factory with Mister Lies. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/23) at 10 AM.

All Young Galaxy tour dates are listed, along with the Ultramarine Deluxe Edition tracklist, new single stream and a couple music videos, below...

Continue reading "Young Galaxy release new single, ready deluxe edition of 'Ultramarine,' announce fall tour (dates & streams)"

DOWNLOAD: Owl Eyes - "Closure" (Giraffage Remix) (MP3)

Giraffage at official BrooklynVegan 2013 SXSW showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Giraffage

Glitchy beatmaker Giraffage and ambient pop musician Mister Lies are teaming up for a tour of the US and Canada this June into early July. It kicks off in Mister Lies' hometown of Chicago and ends in Giraffage's hometown of San Francisco, hitting NYC in between for a show at 285 Kent on June 21. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketfly for updates.

The tour begins after Giraffage returns home from his European trek with XXYYXX. All dates are listed, along with a stream of Giraffage's brand new remix of Owl Eyes' "Closure" (also downloadable above) and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Giraffage has a new remix, touring w/ Mister Lies (dates/MP3)"

by Zach Pollack

Mister Lies @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend (more by Zach Pollack)
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Chicago producer Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca), who opened for Jessie Ware at Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend, is gearing up for the release of his debut album, Mowgli, which is due to hit stores on February 26 via Lefse Records. You've already heard "Dionysian" and "Align" from the LP, and now Zanca has let a third track loose. It's an earworm-y number called "Hounded" and features vocals from Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino. All three singles are available to stream at the bottom of this post.

Mister Lies has also revealed some live dates in support of Mowgli. He'll use SXSW as a launch pad for a brief North American tour in March. That tour includes a performance at Glasslands on March 30 with support from Rimar and Heathered Pearls. Advance tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.

All Mister Lies tour dates and streams of "Hounded," Align," and "Dionysian" are below...

Continue reading "Mister Lies releasing debut LP, going on tour (dates, stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Missy Elliot

Missy Elliot hasn't released an album since 2005's The Cookbook, and it's looking like her much-delayed release, Block Party, will finally be seeing the light of day this year. It's becoming one of those Detox-style delayed albums, so we shouldn't get our hopes too high, but a December 18 release date has been set and she recently dropped two singles, "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning" (both featuring Timbaland), which you can stream below.

Missy is also set to make a video for "9th Inning" and if you're a dancer and you live in NYC, she wants your help with it. She's holding dance auditions and the deadline for submissions is TODAY (10/5) at 4 PM. All details on what you need to do to submit are on the flyer, which you can see below.

Maybe Missy Elliott superfan Mister Lies, who will be in NYC tonight (10/5) for a show at Cameo and sticking around for CMJ, will try out?

Continue reading "Missy Elliott looking for dancers in NYC for her new video"

We always thought the Lannisters would be Romney supporters...
Ice and Fire

Nerds for Obama!

Neil Young , who is now on Twitter and recently played Central Park, thinks MP3s sound like shit and is creating a new 24-bit digital audio service called Pono that he says sounds better.

Neil might not approve but you can stream every single A389 release ever in its entirety at their Bandcamp which is pretty cool. He probably isn't a fan of Eyehategod anyway.

More streaming: give an online listen to Tame Impala's new album Lonerism.

Watch Ty Segall perform on WGN's morning news show... at 8AM. Wonder if he had even been to bed yet?

The Mountain Goats release Transcendental Youth via Merge today. Learn about the recording process in an interview at The Atlantic.

Merge also released the self-titled debut by Mount Moriah today. Mount Moriah is one of the many artists playing the Merge CMJ showcase this year.

Axl Rose is giving an extremely rare interview to Jimmy Kimmel on 10/24, though that is unfortunately before Jimmy starts filming in Brooklyn.

We've got a new interview with Mister Lies over at bvChicago. Mister Lies makes his NYC live debut this week at Cameo.

Conservative blowhard Glenn Beck loves bombastic UK rockers Muse and wrote an open letter to the band to show them just how much. Needless to say, it is nuts.

Radio biographer and historian Alex Cosper discusses the "expanding definition of indie" at the Sacramento Press.

Music Publishing firm ASCAP has just launched a new program called ASCAP OnStage that will pay musicians royalties when their songs are played live.

In other getting paid news, the Spotify-esque web music provider Rdio will pay artists $10 per new subscriber.

Jay-Z played his fourth of eight shows at the Barclays Center last night.

LA via Sri Lanka rapper DeLon traces the reason for him having to drop off a tour with America's Got Talent artist Lindsey Stirling, back to his 2008 criticisms of M.I.A.

more below...

Continue reading "ALSO: Nerds for Obama; Glenn Beck for Muse; Neil Young Vs. MP3s; Axl Rose, Mountain Goats, Tame Impala + more"

Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Merchandise

You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything EveythingMr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.

One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).

A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.

Continue reading "CMJ announces second round of artists; Merchandise is here, catch them three times this week (tonight at WIERD)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Mister Lies - Hidden Neighbors EP (ZIP)

Mister Lies

Mister Lies, the moniker of 19 year old producer Nick Zanca from Connecticut, who is now living in Chicago where he attends Columbia College, surfaced earlier this year with the striking Hidden Neighbors EP, which you can download for free above. He's since followed that with the "I Walk" single with vocals from Jessica Blanchet, contributed three songs to the Svengali Vol. 2 compilation, put out a collaborative EP with fellow Chicagoan Different Sleep called Mass, and signed to Lefse (Youth Lagoon, How to Dress Well), who will release his debut album. In advance of that album, he's releasing the "Dionysian" b/w "Waveny" 7" on Lefse on October 2.

Mister Lies' sound is very informed by the post-James Blake world of electronic music where bass swells rather than drops, snares are replaced by clicks and snaps, and vocals are rarely delivered in the pitch of the clip they were sampled from. Like labelmate Youth Lagoon, Mister Lies got his start playing in pop punk bands, but as he got a little older and was left to himself in a bedroom with a few instruments and a laptop, he began developing a taste for beauty and atmospheres in his music. Mister Lies' instrumentals recall the work of those early James Blake singles, recent work by Balam Acab, and of course the ever-mentioned reference point Burial, but the songs with vocalist Jessica Blanchet are where he's at his strongest. When he brings live vocals into the mix, it's a little more Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg than it is SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, despite the latter's closer ties production wise. You can stream a number of Mister Lies tracks below.

Mister Lies made his hometown live debut in Chicago this past July after making his official live debut a month earlier in LA with Tycho. He's set to play another hometown show with Xiu XIu in September, and after that, he'll play a release party for the "Dionysian" 7" at Cameo on October 5, for what will be his first NYC show. Support at that show will come from Evenings and Beat Culture. Tickets go on sale Monday (8/20) at noon.

A list of all dates and streams are below.

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