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by Ian Chainey

Prizehog
Prizehog

Noise rock/sludge experimenters Prizehog are out on the road. The Bay Area-born, Portland-located trio is touring in support of their newest effort, Re-Unvent the Whool. Released back in March, the long-player has received its share of acclaim, taking the tribal thump of Neurosis and the woosh of space rock, filtering the result through the pitch-shifted everything of avant-pop. It's a neat blend of varied elements, coalescing into a heavy listen that's definitely not ponderous.

They're currently in New York for two different dates. The first is tonight (5/22) at Cake Shop in Manhattan with Columboid (minimal synth madness that's ex-Vaz), Insect Ark (Bee and Flower leader Dana Schecter's lap-steel/bass solo drone), and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, Old Man Gloom, half of Hydra Head's roster, etc.). Tickets are $8 at the door. The second is Friday (5/23) at Saint Vitus, sporting a bill of Vaz (noise rock related to '90s legends Hammerhead), Mossenek (guitar/electronics duo with Mick Barr), and Collapsible Baton. Tickets are still available.

Speaking of Vaz, the noisy nutters also have two other NYC dates forthcoming. On June 1, they'll hit the Cake Shop with Bludded Head, Coma in Algiers, Couch Slut, and Marriage + Cancer (K Records band formerly known as nucular aminals) in support. Then, on June 22, Vaz will hook up Tweak Bird -- who we premiered a song from this week -- and Bbigpigg at Death By Audio. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Bludded Head, the Denton doom dealers, are stocked with some out-there merch, so definitely be on the look out for that. They and Marriage + Cancer also playThe Gutter in Brooklyn on May 31 with Vulture Shit, one day before their Cake Shop show.

All of the tour dates, along with a load of streams, appear below.

Continue reading "Prizehog on tour (in NYC now); Vaz playing shows; Bludded Head and Marriage + Cancer & Stephen Brodsky too"

By Doug Moore

Misery Index at Europa, 2011 (more by Samantha Marble)

Let's get started with news:

Napalm Death (no introduction necessary, one hopes) have recorded a cover of Cardiacs' "To Go Off And Things" and are selling it for £1 on Bandcamp -- the proceeds will go to Cardiacs frontman Tim Smith, who has sadly racked up considerable medical bills recently. (The two bands have a recent history together.) You can listen to the cover (and the original) below.

Misery Index have released a second single from their upcoming fifth LP. Stream it below as well.

Local luminaries Mossenek -- featuring Mick Barr on guitar and Chuck Bettis on vox -- have released their second set of songs in as many months, also via their Bandcamp. Surprise! You can stream that below too.

Chicago post-metallers The Atlas Moth have a song from their upcoming third album, The Old Believer, streaming over at Pitchfork.

Italian prog-death upstarts Nero di Marte -- last seen on tour with Gorguts -- recently had literally all of their gear stolen. The circumstances of the robbery were face-palmingly frustrating:

"In less than 30 minutes someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras."
They and fellow tourmates/robbery victims Void of Sleep, have opened an Indiegogo campaign to not only replace their gear, but to record a split 7" as a reward for the help. As I mentioned earlier today, I'm not typically wild about crowdfunding, but this seems like a pretty reasonable cause.

Mastodon's new album (they're still a metal band, right?) will be entitled Once More Around The Sun.

Now, onto this weekend's live options:

TONIGHT (4/4): Powerviolence lifers Despise You play the first of two NYC shows at the new Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave.), alongside recent NYC transplants Magrudergrind, Backslider, and Grudges. Hull will finally celebrate the release of their Legend of the Swamp Goat 7" at Saint Vitus, with help from Anicon & Iron Force (tix). Virginian rockers Satan's Satyrs will hit Acheron with locals The Golden Grass & Ecstatic Vision (tix).

TOMORROW (4/5): Night 2 of Despise You in NYC, this time at Saint Vitus and alongside Full of Hell, Draize, Chainsaw to the Face, & Mother Brain (tix).

Sunday (4/6): Ambitious local black metallers Epistasis will celebrate the release of their new EP via Crucial Blast at the Acheron, along with avant-metal beasts Kayo Dot, Pyrrhon (my band), and White Suns (tix).

For more heavy options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

In the Invisible Oranges corner this week:

We scoped out new music by Ormgård, Cult Leader, Cormorant, Neige Morte, and the Thou/The Body collab. We also had our weekly East Village Radio show, which was brought to you this week by Irving Plaza; we gave away a pair of tickets to see the mighty Godflesh on 4/10. Tune in next week for more interviews, giveaways, and awesome tunes both new and old. Oh, and we ran down all the metal fit to buy, as ever.

I think that does it! Check out all those streams below. Anything else?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Napalm Death covers Cardiacs, Nero di Marte had their gear stolen, weekend shows & lots more"

by Doug Moore

Vampillia...maybe
Vampillia

Members are consist of 3 vocals; the ugliest rock star Psychic Yamanashi whose voice is nothing but annoying. Another vocal is Death voice from wood cutter Mongoloid who is very manly with secret naive heart. Mysterious Opera voice from beastly monster Velladon. They are backed by 3 strings; Punk and Classic, Progressive, also by piano, twin guitars, base, broadcasting. Main drum is skillful Chikada famous of World's end girlfriend, and support drum is Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins. There are Toyohito Yoshida from BOREDOMS as a guardian god.

--Vampillia band bio

If you're not familiar, Japan's Vampillia are an extremely odd offshoot of the legendary noise/punk band Boredoms -- the anything-goes chaotic vibe is similar, but Vampillia focuses more heavily on pomp and theatricality. You can check out the thoroughly weird video they produced in advance of their upcoming SXSW performance below. They've also toured with the likes of Jarboe and Nadja; you can hear their excellent recorded collaboration with the latter below as well.

Vampillia will be returning to SXSW for the third time this year, and they'll be putting in a number of other live appearances during their time in the country as well. Three of them will be in New York City. First, they'll play at Silent Barn on March 8 alongside Mick Barr (playing a rare 'slow' solo set), Kevin Hufnagel, & MV Carbon. Two days later, they'll play Death By Audio on March 10, along with Colin Marston, Geryon, & Mossenek, which is Barr's collaboration with vocalist Chuck Bettis. (Mossenek have an upcoming release on American Tapes; they also have a full-length and a Japanese tour w/ Nadja and Vampillia in the works.) Since Geryon features both members of Krallice's rhythm section and both Marston and Barr hold down guitar spots in the band, their entire lineup will be performing...separately. How often does that happen?

Vampillia will put in one more NYC appearance after SXSW -- they're playing the Knitting Factory on March 16, along with Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum, Zarigani$, Happy, & Starmarie, as part of the "Japan Nite" tour (which also includes an appearance at Athens's Slingshot Festival). Tickets are available.

UPDATE: Vampillia also play NYC on March 7 at Trans-Pecos with Guardian Alien (ex-Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's band), G Lucas Crane and Brian Chase; and March 9 at Pianos with Leah Lazonick, Snowday, England in 1819, and Three Thousand Rivers.

Mick Barr also has a third NYC show coming up -- March 21 at Secret Project Robot, alongside Ornament & Total Life, both of which are offshoots of the experimental unit Growing.

Check out the aforementioned Vampillia jams and the list of all of their currently announced dates below...

Continue reading "Vampillia (members of Boredoms) touring, playing NYC shows with members of Krallice & others (dates & streams)"

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As we saw yesterday, the power is back to most of Manhattan and many more shows are starting to happen. Subways are continuing to get better too. Yesterday we mentioned that the 4, 5, 6, and 7 trains were back up, and now the J and F train are back too. Current subway outage map is here.

If you're looking for ways you can help out with hurricane relief, head to http://www.nycservice.org/.

Here's our list of things happening or not happening in NYC on Sunday (11/4).

As mentioned on Saturday, Peter Wolf's shows are cancelled, but City Winery is opening tonight for a NYC stand-up comedy benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims.

The Bell House had been open for a few days, but they just tweeted, "Blown transformer, fire under the street, no power on our block." They're moving the "Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance" show to November 23 and are currently looking for a new location to do tonight's hurricane relief open mic.

Maxwell's, which is undamaged, finally got their power back, but unfortunately, "it came too late to enable [them] to host the Crooked Fingers/John Vanderslice show tonight," so that show has been cancelled. John Vanderslice and Crooked Fingers did play a pre-transformer explosion show at The Bell House on Friday (11/2), and as hinted, John did in fact wear his Tigger costume.

Tonight's Marea show at SOB's is cancelled.

Tonight's Little Feat and Leon Russell show at Capitol Theatre has been postponed. New date TBA.

The previously discussed Samiam show is still on, and set to take off tonight at Saint Vitus (11/4) with guests Liquor Store and I'm With Cupid. Tickets are still available.

Mercury Lounge is open again and tonight's Fenster show with Howth, Norwegian Arms, and Steel Phantoms is still on. Tickets for that show are still available. Fenster were also supposed to play Shea Stadium and Muchmore's last week too but Sandy cancelled those.

As mentioned, the Molly Nilsson and Cat Martino show which was supposed to happen at Glasslands last Sunday (10/28) is instead happening at Public Assembly tonight with Amalie Bruun. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Bowery Ballroom is back up and Gary Clark Jr. plays his first of three shows there tonight.

Mossenek (featuring Mick Barr and Chuck Bettis), Yoshiko Ohara (of Bloody Panda), and Entartete play Death by Audio tonight. It's the first show ever for Entartete, the new project of Speck Brown (ex-Orphan) who formed the band after the tragic passing of Brendan Majewski. Flyer for the show is below.

Le Poisson Rouge finally reopened last night and are open tonight too. Tonight they have a contemporary classical performance by pianist Jenny Q Chai at 6:30 PM, Dan Neustadt (of The Hold Steady, Northern Bells) playing Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation at 9 PM, and the rescheduled from Tuesday Kitsune Club Night with The Twelves, Yusek, and JDH & Dave P.

Hannibal Buress, who couldn't make it to his weekly Sunday comedy show at Knitting Factory last week due to the hurricane, is back in action tonight.

Knitting Factory is also hosting Band Slam the Vote tonight, rescheduled from Thursday (11/1), with Lonesome Empire, The Nepotist, Laura Faye, Ionie, Dream Logic, Sophia Urista, and Joy and The Hansons. The show now also doubles as a hurricane benefit concert, and "all proceeds from ticket sales will go to support non-profit Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts."

UCB Theatre and UCB East are both open and UCB Theatre hosts their weekly ASSSSCAT 3000 shows while UCB East has a stand-up open mic at 5:30 PM, Indie Cage Match at 7:30 PM, Improv Nerds at 9 PM, and The Improv Nerds Jam at 10 PM.

Power is back on at The Stone in the East Village tonight (11/4) so look for a pair of shows including an early 8PM show with Victor Poison-Tete (of rat at rat r) and a 10PM show with Tamio Shiraishi and Cammisa Buerhaus.

Barbes opens this afternoon with the first of four events at the venue tonight. Two showings of Señor Calavera's JUST IN CASE, "an interactive image and music driven dramatization of the book Just in Case by Yuyi Morales, go down at 2:30pm and 4PM today, followed by a performance of The Four Bags at 8PM, Amour Obscur at 9PM and la Sabrosa Sabrosura at 10PM.

Trash Bar is hosting a Hurricane Relief Concert & Jam.

Celestial Shore, Grass Is Green, Baked, and Highway Gimps play Big Snow tonight.

The Reckless Collected, The Dharma Body, Model Stranger, and Shayna Sands play Cameo Gallery tonight.

Street Smells, Easy Lover, Eastern Hollows, and No Kill play Glasslands tonight.

The Living Room is open and are hosting The Lombardi Case 1975 at 2 PM, Afro-Jersey at 7 PM, and Daniel Wayne at 9:30 PM.

The Studio at Webster Hall is hosting Get Out the Vote with Patrick Toussaint, Mad Moiselle, Siya, Shamar Forte, and Wes Cyphers.

The Schtick or Treat Halloween comedy show, was postponed from last Monday (10/29) to tonight at Littlefield. Littlefield also hosts an early show, Yellow Sneaker Sock Hop: Puppet Show and Album Launch.

Union Pool is open and holding a hurricane benefit drive. They write, "We are holding a drive for our fellow New Yorkers in Staten Island Sunday November 4th from 1-6pm. This will be the first of many drives we hold for the communities affected by the devastation that is Hurricane Sandy." Head to Union Pool's site to see the list of items they'll be accepting.

Union Hall is open and hosting Rolie Polie Guacamole with special guest Lou Gallo at 3 PM, and Eugene Mirman's Pretty Good FRiends show at 7:30 PM with host Caroline Creaghead and guests Myq Kaplan, Kendra Cunningham, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Max SIlvestri.

Justin Walter and Ryan Ferriera will perform at Zebulon, which is open for business in Williamsburg tonight.

After returning to some sense of normalcy yesterday, Joe's Pub will host Public Forum Duet: Anna Deavere Smith and David Simon early and John Kelly later at the venue.

Bad Side, Holidays, The Guts and Pity Party are ready to take on The Acheron tonight.

Brooklyn Bowl is open.

Uriah Heep plays BB King's tonight.

Santos Party House was closed last night and don't have anything listed for tonight either, but Monday's (11/5) MNDR, Colourmusic, Shiny Toy Guns, and Static Summer show is still a go. Deidre & the Dark (Deidre of Savoir Adore) (who just played NYC) also plays Santos on Monday with Gin Wigmore. However, the Etienne De Crecy show is cancelled.

Cake Shop got their power back and hosted The Luyas and Peace last night, but they have nothing scheduled for tonight.

The Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke Band play The Blue Note tonight. A portion of ticket sales will go to the American Red Cross.

Tonight's Leslie West show at Iridium Jazz Club tonight has been postponed to a TBA date in January.

Arlenes's Grocery is back open and tonight they've got Lhabya, The Juvenals, ElixirOnMute, and Bear Language.

As mentioned yesterday, Rockwood Music Hall is back open.

Friday's David Choi and Clara C show at Highline Ballroom has been rescheduled for tonight. However, the Acoustic Africa Tour show has been cancelled. Refunds for that one are available at the point of purchase.

Monday's Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy show at Best Buy Theater has been rescheduled for tonight. All tickets will be honored.

Translator Audio and the associated South Sound studios/practice spaces, which were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, have set up a donation area. Donate if you can.

Terrence Hannum of Locrian has a new zine available for order now. The zine, which is based on art inspired by the pentagram, comes with a cassette that is to be listened to while viewing the zine. Check out a video preview of the zine below. Locrian has a new split with Horseback out now via Relapse Records.

Joey Bada$$ was joined by The Roots for his late night TV debut on Late NIght with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. Check out a video of him performing "Waves" below.

Continue reading "What is & isn't going on Sunday? (John Vanderslice/Crooked Fingers cancelled; Samiam, Fenster, Molly Nilsson, Gary Clark Jr, Entartete (ex-Orphan) & more are on)"