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Asbury Park is getting a new venue this week called House of Independents, located at 572 Cookman Ave. Opening night is Tuesday (11/24) with a show from Fishbone and Murphy's Law (tickets). App.com talked to Fishbone's Norwood Fisher about the show:
"There are two things in a club's life that have significance beyond a normal show, and that's the opening and the closing," Fisher said. "We've done a little bit of both and there's great honor in both."Another article on the same site mentions that in addition to music, the venue will host theater, dance, film, comedy, cabaret and more. It can be used as a standing-room only venue with a capacity of 500, or a venue with seating for 275. There's a downstairs lounge, a balcony bar, and a restaurant.
..."The main thing is we want is to bring the most intense party we can muster up," Fisher said. "We want to make it an unbelievable impression so people will think about the moment the club opened and they'll say they couldn't have done it any better."
Other upcoming shows include A John Waters Christmas on 12/7 (tickets), The Lone Bellow on 12/10 (tickets), Henry Rollins spoken word on 12/11 & 12/12 (sold out), Puddles Pity Party on 1/9 (tickets), and more. Check out the full schedule at the venue's site.
For Fishbone, that show is part of a tour that includes another NYC-area date on Wednesday (11/25) at the Capitol Theater. It's the second annual Phunksgiving with Dumpastaphunk, special guest Cyril Neville, and The Dust Rays ft. Capt. Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley (The Roots) + Ricc Sheridan (Earl Greyhound). Tickets are available for that too. All Fishbone dates are listed below.
Wu-Tang Clan and Life of Agony were already confirmed for the 2015 East Coast Tsunami Fest, happening 9/25-26 in Pennsylvania, and now the rest of the lineup is announced. It includes Mobb Deep, Body Count, Madball, Murphy's Law, Turnstile, Death Threat, Indecision, Angel Du$t, Cruel Hand, For the Love Of, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/31).
"Doyle" aka Doyle from the Misfits' band is playing the fest with Life of Agony whose bassist Alan Roberts made Doyle a character in his Killogy comic book and upcoming animated series.
Full ECT lineup below...
photo: Murphy's Law at Warsaw in April (more by Keith Marlowe)
Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo turns 50 this year, and he and the band are celebrating with a hometown show on August 12 at Bowery Electric with Drunken Rampage, Caught In A Trap and Agitator. Happy birthday Jimmy! Tickets are on sale now.
Murphy's Law's only other upcoming show at the moment is opening for Nuclear Assault and Whiplash on September 12 at Gramercy Theatre (tickets). That show is part of Nuclear Assault's "final tour" but they just got announced for Maryland Deathfest 2016 today -- along with a ton of other great bands (Testament, Discharge, Repulsion, Ringworm, Tragedy, and more) -- so it looks like that tour is at least extending until May 2016.
The Agitator are the Bowery Electric show is the one from NYC, not to be confused with the one from Philly whose final show is at This Is Hardcore, which begins on Thursday (7/23). The NYC Agitator also opens for another veteran band, Government Issue, when they play Brooklyn's Acheron this Saturday (7/18). Tickets are still available.
Speaking of This Is Hardcore, the lineup also includes Detroit's Build and Destroy, who are streaming a new EP today. They have members of RZL DZL, Violent Minds and Cold World, and the EP features Ben Cook of No Warning/Fucked Up/Young Guv and Scott Vogel of Terror. (They're both on the song "All Hail The Dopeman".) The EP, titled Map of the Heavens, comes out physically next week via Lockin Out, but you can stream it now below (via Noisey).
photo: Nuclear Assault at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Last year, Dan Lilker of NYC thrash veterans Nuclear Assault (and Brutal Truth and Anthrax) gave a statement on his retirement from music, which teased a final album and tour from Nuclear Assault:
In 2015, it will be 30 years since Nuclear Assault solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a 'Final Assault.' The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can't just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the '80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer, to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing music will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so we can't just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.Now those things are finally coming into fruition. They have a new EP called Pounder coming June 1 via Sidipus Records, which follows 2005's Third World Genocide LP. No music is out from that yet, but they're promising "4 killer 'old school' thrash tunes." Stay tuned.
They played their first show in a while last weekend at New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, and this May they'll begin the international "Final Assault" tour, which runs through September. The final show of the final tour happens in their hometown on September 12 at Gramercy Theatre, for now at least. We expect more dates to be added to the tour before long, and it's of course possible they'll happen after that date.
The NYC show is with two other veterans of the '80s-era NY/NJ metal/punk scene, Murphy's Law and Whiplash. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates along with the videos for 1988's "Brainwashed" and 1993's "Something Wicked," below...
photos by Keith Marlowe
Cock Sparrer at Warsaw - 4/10/15
Oi! legends Cock Sparrer played their first two NYC shows in 15 years this past weekend at Warsaw. The British punks hit the venue on Friday (4/10) with NYC vets Murphy's Law, plus 45 Adapters (who we missed), and then on Saturday (4/11) with street punks The Unseen and skate/surf punks Night Birds. Both shows had the crowd going nuts and included tons of favorites like "Take 'Em All," "Riot Squad," "We're Coming Back," "I Got Your Number," "Working" and so many more. Pictures of both shows are in this post.
More (including shots of each night's setlist), with a couple videos, below...
photo: Young Widows @ Saint Vitus, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Pop Group, Regal Degal, YOU @ Bowery Ballroom
Citizen Zombie, their first album in 35 years. It's a pretty terrific record and if it's not as groundbreaking as their classic material, well, they were ahead of their time and are just catching up. Tonight's their second NYC show, and this one is with artrockers Regal Degal and minimal wavers YOU.
Sebadoh, Qui @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the quintessential college radio / indie rock bands of the '90s, Lou Barlow and crew still put put their hearts on their sleeves and their amps at 8 or 9. This is the kickoff to a short run of East Coast dates with David Yow/Dale Crover associates Qui.
Young Widows, Shannon Wright, The Austerity Program @ Saint Vitus
This is a good bill all around with noisy post-punks Young Widows, singer/songwriter Shannon Wright (formerly of '90s indie band Crowsdell), and NYC post-hardcore duo The Austerity Program.
Jóhann Jóhannsson's Drone Mass, ACME & Roomful of Teeth @ The Met's Temple of Dendur
Icelandic composer Jóhannsson (who won a Golden Globe for his The Theory of Everything score) performs two world premieres this evening amongst the ancient ruins in The Met's Temple of Dendur. "Drone Mass" features the ACME string ensemble and vocal group Roomful of Teeth.
Murphy's Law, CJ Ramone, World War IX, Inspecter 7, Wombat In Combat, Gangway @ Trash Bar
NYC punk vets Murphy's Law play the soon-to-close Trash Bar, which is the home of their annual New Year's Eve shows. Also on the bill is former Ramone (member from 1989-1996) CJ Ramone, who has other shows coming up soon too.
For those who want to attend (or avoid), the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade (which Mayor de Blasio is boycotting for a second year due to its policy on letting gays march) happens today beginning at 11 AM and goes from marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th - 79th Streets.
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British punk/Oi! legends Cock Sparrer announced their first NYC show in 15 years -- 4/10 at Warsaw -- earlier this week. That quickly sold out, but the band have now added a second night happening April 11 at Warsaw. The great local punk band Night Birds are opening the newly-added show, and it's also been revealed that 45 Adapters and NYC vets Murphy's Law are opening night 1. Tickets for the new date go on sale Monday (2/23) at noon.
Night Birds also play a Nate Gluck benefit in Brooklyn this March.
Like their Gainesville counterparts, Hot Water Music, As Friends Rust doesn't give a damn what you think punk is about. They've broken it down to it's original components: raw emotion, no bullshit riffage, and hooks galore. In their reconstruction, they've produced two of my favourite EPs, and now, a contender for my favourite release of the year.The above quote is from Punk News' review of Gainesville '90s/'00s punks' As Friends Rust's 2001 debut album, the only full length they put out before breaking up a year later. The band's been reunited for a bit now, and they're finally set to play their first NYC show in 7 years on April 30 at Saint Vitus with UnWed (mem Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike) and Pagan Girls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Their only other announced date so far is Groezrock.
Like their self-titled EP, and Fists of Time EP, this record combines aspects of punk, hardcore, and indie rock into a raw, angry sound that you must have known was from Gainesville. [Punk News]
There are some other good NYC punk shows coming up that we haven't mentioned yet too. Here's a roundup of those:
Folk punks Defiance, Ohio are going on their first tour in about two years, with High Dive and Will from Defiance's other band Purple 7. That hits NYC on March 18 at Shea Stadium, also with locals Milk Dick, making for an all-around great bil. Tickets for Shea go on sale at noon today (2/6). All dates are listed below.
You may know that a new NYHC book was published recently, and it's getting a release show on March 1 at Grand Victory with three veteran bands. The lineup is headlined by The Nihilistics, who Trouser Press called "a stupid, obnoxious hardcore band from Long Island [whose] album is pretty good." It also features reunion sets from the short-lived Altercation and The High & Mighty, whose first show in 30 years was at the old A7 (now Niagara) in December 2013. Tickets are on sale now.
Another veteran hardcore band hits that same venue when Gang Green play Grand Victory on April 18. That's with Antagonizers ATL and Drug Shock. TIckets are on sale.
A show much sooner at Grand Vic (and with much newer bands) is the Chumped / Roger Harvey show happening this Sunday (2/8). Since we last spoke, Timeshares (who recently put out a split with Luther that you can stream below) were added too. Never open, and tickets are still on sale.
After that show, Chumped head out with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Jeff Rosenstock and The Smith Street Band, hitting NYC on March 20 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show are still available.
The day after Sunday's Chumped show, you can get your punk fix at Bowery Electric (2/9) with NYC vets Murphy's Law playing with The Bowery Boys and Simon and the Bar Sinisters.
photo: Night Birds at Death by Audio in 2013 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Surf/skate punk lovers Night Birds headline a benefit for Ensign's Nate Gluck (who's sadly battling cancer) on March 29 at The Acheron with No Problem, Sonic Poison and Nuclear Santa Claust (who play the Don Giovanni showcases this weekend). Tickets are on sale. There's also a stacked Nate Gluck tribute in NJ a week earlier.
Get nostalgic for some older skate punk when Guttermouth play Saint Vitus on March 16 with Counterpunch (tickets); and again when Pennywise play Irving Plaza on March 27 with A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket (tickets).
We've been posting a bunch of New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC throughout the past few months, but there's even more cool stuff we haven't gotten to yet. Here's a roundup of ways to musically ring in the new year:
If you want to dance on New Year's Eve, there's no lack of good places to go to do that. Egyptrixx, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Morgan Louis and Nita Aviance are playing an unannounced Brooklyn location, and tickets for that are on sale now.
The Bunker is throwing a NYE party at Trans Pecos with Scotland's Prosumer headlining and Bunker regulars Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Tickets are on sale.
Verboten hosts a show with Lee Burridge, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Bedouin and Mike Khoury (tickets).
Aurora Halal hasn't done one of her Mutual Dreaming parties in eight months, but she'll change that on NYE at Palisades with Galcher Lustwork, Huerco S. and DJ Richard. Tickets are available.
Sleepy & Boo headline a party at Cielo with Eskuche & Nu Sky, Mikey G and Dan Fischer. Tickets are on sale.
There's a lot of cool stuff at Cameo with Morgan Geist of Metro Area, disco band Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean associate Jee Day, former Darkside member Dave Harrington, Cameo regular Evan Michael, and GODMODE's Motion Studies. You can grab tickets.
NYC DJ team The Rub are doing their recurring NYE party at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale.
Other previously discussed dance options include Skrillex/Diplo/Rudimental/A$AP Ferg, Kiesza, Erasure, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!/Museum of Love, DJ Koze, Machinedrum, Duke Dumont, Washed Out, !!!/Prince Rama/Cakes Da Killa, Peaking Lights and the Ed Banger party.
Murphys Law play their annual NYE show at Trash Bar with No Redeeming Social Value, Close To The Edge, Wombat In Combat, Hopeless Otis and Red Lucy.
Also in the punk/garage realm is the Kid Congo Powers show at Home Sweet Home.
Phish aren't doing their NYE run at MSG this year (they're doing it in Miami), but if jam bands are your thing, you can catch The Disco Biscuits at their 3-night Best Buy Theater run happening Dec. 29, 30 & 31. Tickets for all three nights are available. There's also the Gov't Mule 2-night run at Beacon Theatre on Dec. 30 & 31 (tix).
Williamsburg venue Glasslands will have their last show ever on NYE with four "special, secret" guests who all have history with the venue. That's sold out.
Meanwhile newer Williamsburg venues Baby's All Right and Rough Trade have NYE shows too. The Baby's show features Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Mr. Twin Sister, Ricky Eat Acid, Porches. frontman Aaron Maine performing as Ronald Paris, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch, Mr. UNO and a number of DJs (tix). Rough Trade's show has Spirit Family Reunion, Mail the Horse and Twain (tix).
For a night of mostly local indie rock, Gimme Tinnitus, Ipsum and Exploding In Sound are bringing a party to Aviv with The Gradients, Celestial Shore, Palberta, Baked, Multicult, Palehound, The Big Sleep, Vomitface and Parlor Walls.
Chiptune punks Crying are headlining a NYE party at Silent Barn with Downies, Unstoppable Death Machines, Sunshine Gun Club (mems DeathSet, Team Robespierre), Isn't Ours, Jono Mi Lo and more TBA. There will also be several DJs, including the Shea Stadium crew, Edan Wilber from the now-closed Death by Audio with a "remote beach set" and more. More info here.
Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir throw their recurring party at Union Pool with help from DJ Bluntmaster, DJ Ryan Sawyer and "Tons of Special Guests." No advance tickets for that show.
Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and others are DJing a swanky party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel (tickets).
Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux hit City Winery from 12/27 to 12/31. Everything but the early show on NYE is sold out, so get tickets to that show while you still can. They're performing favorites from The White Album at that one.
Sandra Bernhard is doing her show Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque," at Joe's Pub from 12/26 to NYE with two shows each night. Tickets are on sale.
And while Times Square is probably the last place you want to be on New Year's Eve, perhaps you'd like to know this year's lineup for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve includes Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Bastille, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC!, Fergie, Meghan Trainor and more, if you're into that sort of thing.
And Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve is teaming up with Barclays Center to broadcast their Elton John show.
You can browse our "New Year's Eve" Tag for even more. What else?
by Ian Chainey
Immaculate Deception cover art
Crossover ass-kickers Ludichrist will re-release their two studio LPs, 1986's Immaculate Deception and 1988's Powertrip, May 20 on Dead City Records as two-for-one CD. Good timing? Great timing. Three days before the two classics are put back in print, Ludichrist will hit the stage for NYC's Black N' Blue Bowl 2014. Dimmed for a bit due to OOP purgatory, it looks as though the right light is back shining on these NYC rippers.
Formed in 1984, Long Island's Ludichrist tightened-up the crossover core blur, wielding nimble musicianship, a DGAF concern for genre boundaries, and, greatest of all, a sense of humor. Indeed, Ludichrist worked their asses off, but always with a wink. Immaculate Deception packed 19 songs into 31 minutes, blasting through hardcore, thrash, rock, rap, jazz, and every other record store label imaginable. Powertrip, on the other hand, stretched the band into a thrasher similar to S.O.D. if covered by Coroner. Still, underneath the sharp shred and technical complexities beat a punk rhythm and an attention to hooks. Unfortunately, the group was plagued by member instability, thus leading to a split in 1989. Three of the members would go on to form Scatterbrain, who, true to their word, didn't go down with the ship and always eschewed "dude." Both bands "reformed" briefly in 2007, with Ludichrist getting revived again in 2012.
As mentioned, Ludichrist will be at Black N' Blue Bowl this weekend, which includes shows at The Well on Saturday (5/17) and Sunday (5/18) with Discharge, Agnostic Front, Incendiary, 7 Seconds, Power Trip and more. Ludichrist play day 1. Tickets are still available.
In related news, Murphy's Law who share(d) member Chuck Valle with Ludichrist, recently announced a hometown show happening on June 8 at Grand Victory with Ache. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Trailer for the Ludichrist reissue, along with streams of Immaculate Deception and Powertrip, below...
Mt. Royal @ Baby's All Right, 3/19/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Shopping/entertainment destination Brooklyn Night Bazaar has announced a few more shows to it's upcoming schedule of free musical entertainment. So let's run through them, shall we?
On Friday, April 11 it's night of punk, headlined by hardcore vets Murphy's Law, and also featuring Agitator, Goosebumps, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Mayor Creep.
The next night (April 12), they have Canadian band PUP (who just played here a couple weeks ago) for a co-headline show with Hunters, plus Big Ups too, making for a very fun Saturday night.
Canadian sisterly duo Tasseomancy (who we just wrote about) are part of an appealing bill on Saturday, April 26 that is co-headlined by Oberhofer and A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and also features Canon Logic and Mt. Royal. Meanwhile, Amanda X was added to the Total Slacker / Reputante show that happens the night before (Friday, April 25).
We already told you about the Screaming Females release party happening on May 16. The next night (Saturday, May 17) Swearin' and Radiator Hospital will play BKNB with more TBA.
This weekend at the Bazaar, it's Bronze Radio Return, Gem Club, The Suzan, and Alexandra Stewart on Friady (April 4) and then on Saturday (April 5) it's under-appreciated Irish band Ash, plus Run River North, Golden Suits, and Drop Electric.
As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are free.
Femi Kuti in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. We've already mentioned a few options of ways to celebrate in NYC, and here's a few more. Fela Kuti will be celebrated at Knitting Factory (12/31) with The Fela! Band and Rich Medina. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A similar celebration goes down at SOB's, where Fela-inspired afrobeat band Antibalas will be ringing in the new year. They're doing one show on 12/30 and then THREE shows on New Year's Eve (8 PM, 10 PM, 12:30 AM). Tickets for all four are on sale now.
UPDATE: Shabazz Palaces is cancelled.
As usual, you've got jam/electronic options like Phish at MSG (tix), Infected Mushroom at Best Buy Theater (tix), Big Gigantic at Roseland (tix), Disco Biscuits at the Theater at MSG (tix), Deadmau5 at Nassau Coliseum (tix), and Gov't Mule at Beacon Theatre (tix).
For a DIY New Year's Eve, head to David Blaine's The Steakhouse (1131 Myrtle Ave, Apt. 303) for Elvis Depressedly, Spook Houses, Crying, Morrison Brook, and Alex G.
If you're not in NYC, catch Screaming Females and Swearin' in Philly, Baauer in Philly, Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies in San Francisco, Melvins and Mudhoney in San Francisco, The Breeders in Austin, Death in Chicago, Washed Out in Atlanta, or Run the Jewels in Raleigh.
Happy Halloween! As you might imagine, there's many Halloween-related shows tonight, including a number of cover shows, and of course the Village Halloween Parade! Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's spooky shows (and the regular ones too). Here are some highlights...
Holy Ghost!, Joakim, Midnight Magic, Eli Escobar, Lloydsky @ Terminal 5
They've certainly got the right name for a Halloween show. HG! should have T5 movin' with their '80s style New-Order-at-Danceteria jams. Tickets are still available.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Jenny Hval, Tanz Praxis ft. C.Lavender @ Basilica Hudson
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan come in costume no matter what show they're playing, so they'll feel right at home tonight at this slightly-upstate venue. Also of note on this bill is Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (who has a couple shows in NYC next week too).
Peelander Z, Ken South Rock, AEON RINGS (formerly Night Vision) @ Glasslands
Another band who always come costumed, Peelander-Z are sure to bring the party tonight. And they've gone hair metal on their new album, so if you're looking for a rowdy, super-fun, hair metal Halloween, Glasslands is the place to be.
Liturgy, Alan Howarth @ 285 Kent Avenue
"Transcendental black metal" band Liturgy are teaming up with composer Alan Howarth to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Howarth's work on John Carpenter's horror classic, Halloween.
Crystal Stilts, Excepter, Zachary Cale @ Bowery Ballroom
They are leaning more '60s psych these days, but Crystal Stilts have strong gothic streak, due in no small part to Brad Hargett's deep bellow. Look for a spooky set tonight.
Gatekeeper, Mirror Mirror, DJ Bruno (Light Asylum) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
For a dark, gothy Halloween dance party, head to the ominous Brooklyn Masonic Temple for these electronic musicians and DJs.
The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael @ Cameo Gallery
If you're just looking to dance tonight, it's hard to argue with the four-on-the-floor proclivities of the Juan Maclean. Justin Strauss, meanwhile, is a legend with more than three decades of dancefloor experience having worked with everyone from Luther Vandross to Skinny Puppy. It's a late show -- doors at 10 PM -- so you can make it if you want to keep the DFA vibes rolling after Holy Ghost!
The Dickies, Chronic Sick @ Knitting Factory
The Dickies have been making new wavey punk for over three decades, and they're still kicking.
Avan Lava, Light Asylum, Zebra Katz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show's got three very different artists who should all provide very fun sets in their own way. There's the upbeat synth pop of Avan Lava, the dark Light Asylum, and eccentric rapper Zebra Katz, whose "Ima Read" is always a good sing-along at his shows.
Raime, Vatican Shadow, Silent Servant, Kiss & Tell, Further Reductions, Bethany and Alyssa @ Output
Another bill leaning towards the dark and electronic: Raime will be debuting an audio/visual set, and Dominick Fernow's (Prurient) "militant religious industrial" project Vatican Shadow is not to miss either.
Murray Hill, Andy Rourke (The Smiths) (DJ Set), Steve Lewis (DJ Set), Chicks Who Love Guns @ Passenger Bar
Williamsburg's Passenger Bar is hosts this free party with MC duties from none other than legend Murray Hill and a DJ set from The Smiths' Andy Rourke and others. There's also a costume contest for anyone dressed the the "Blood, Burlesque & B-Movie" themes.
The Body, Pissgrave @ Saint Vitus Bar
Crushing duo The Body hold court with Pissgrave tonight at what for some is the only place to be on Hallowwen
DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, Cities Aviv, DJ Uniique, Rlly Tho & Wodge Daddy, DJ John J Rambo, DJ Kristina Tequila @ Secret Location
This show's got three artists who have no problem crossing the boundaries of hip hop, DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, and Cities Aviv. Location TBA soon.
Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
Maybe to get in the spirit of dressing up, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen is reviving his loungey Buster Poindexter guise tonight.
Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Questlove usually does his weekly Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursdays, but for Halloween, Biz Markie is taking over the boards. And he's, he's got what you need.
Jonathan Toubin's Haunted Hop @ Secret Project Robot
This is Jonathan Toubin's annual Halloween Party, and will feature a bunch of bands performing sets as other bands like The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Seeds, Roky Erickson and more. They aren't saying who's actually performing, but Jonathan knows a few people. Plus, JT will be spinning classic spooky 45s all night. $5 in costume, $20 without.
Gabba Ghouls, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Lust Cats, Mannequin Pussy @ Lit Lounge
Vermont psych pop band Happy Jawbone Family Band and NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are always worth catching, though for the occasion you might wanna see The Gabba Ghouls too.
World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Warsaw
World/Inferno Friendship Society do their annual "Hallowmas" show on Halloween at Warsaw.
Murphys Law, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone And The Slice Em Ups, Skum City @ The Trash Bar
The Trash Bar is celebrating Halloween with this show which, among other things, includes long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law.
Ed Sheeran @ Mercury Lounge
For many of us, there are few things scarier than UK singer Ed Sheeran, who has two shows at Madison Square Garden coming up. We're not sure why he's playing Mercury Lounge tonight, but maybe he's going to show us his dark side. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Carnivores (as B-52s), Ava Luna (as Tom Tom Club), Caged Animals (as Velvet Underground), Bueno (as Wu-Tang Clan) @ Shea Stadium
This is one of the many Halloween cover shows, but it's especially notable because it's also the only NYC stop on Atlanta garage rockers and Black Lips/Deerhunter associates Carnivores' tour. They'll be playing songs by the B-52s, but also many of their own.
And here's more of those cover shows...
Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit, Big Ups as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, Butter the Children as Pixies, Palehound as Pavement @ Cake Shop
Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black, Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk, Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier, Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash, Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway, Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns @ The Stone
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Judge @ Saint Vitus 10/11/2013 (photo by Matt Achstatter)
Invisible Oranges sponsored an extremely rare one-off Judge show last Friday (10/11) at Saint Vitus as part of the CBGB Festival. Tickets sold out very quickly, even before Murphy's Law was announced as direct support at the last minute.
We've got a full review of the show over at Invisible Oranges and there are videos of their full sets from the show in this post. From Matt Achstatter's writeup:
"One might find it strange that the party animals of Murphy's Law were paired on a bill with the straightedge warriors of Judge, but it was a great display of the unifying power that music possesses and camaraderie amongst hardcore fans.Again, you can check out the whole writeup over at IO.
The crowd, which included all sorts of NYHC scene legends, were all well aware of what a once-in-a-lifetime experience seeing the original Judge lineup at such a small venue would be. While the bartenders definitely had their hands full, there was no shortage of hands with X's drawn on them in permanent marker and straightedge varsity jackets. After a brief soundcheck, the sounds of rainfall came over the P.A. to let everyone know that there was a storm brewing. Judge proceeded to open up with their track "The Storm" off of their iconic 1989 release "Bringin' it Down, and the crowd was kicked into full stagedive and mosh mode. The band performed their limited but all-killer discography almost in its entirety. Anthony "Civ" Civarelli (of Gorilla Biscuits fame) joined them to perform their famed Blitz cover "Warriors". They closed out the night with an ode to the New York hardcore brotherhood entitled "New York Crew," off their 1988 EP of the same name, joined by guest vocalist Richie Birkenhead (of Underdog/Into Another fame)."
Judge have another upcoming appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest, which runs from November 8 through November 10. Tickets are still available. Check out full videos of the Judge and Murphy's Law sets below.
Glassjaw at Knitting Factory, 2010 (more by Nicky Sneakers)
LODRO @ Knitting Factory in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
NYPL's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound Record Sale
The New York Public Library need to make some room and is clearing out some 22,000 vinyl duplicates in its collection. With LPs in every genre and era imaginable, most of the records are going for a buck. Here's a line that's probably worth waiting in. Noon - 5:45 PM.
LODRO, Life Size Maps, Haybaby, Hippy, The Gradients @ 285 Kent Avenue
Local zine 1.21 Gigawatts is throwing this night of quality locals, headlined by the dark and stormy LODRO. Openers The Gradients make crunchy, '90s-style indie and are worth showing up early for.
Grand Resort, Slonkk Donkerson, Dead Young Friends @ Cake Shop
Grand Resort's new EP came out this week, filled with the kind of glimmering janglepop practiced by sullen '80s youth. It still sounds good.
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Rosin Coven @ Damrosch Bandshell (FREE)
The free Lincoln Center Out of Doors series continues in Damrosch Park today with a show headlined by former Dresden Doll/master crowdsourcer Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra.
The Cambodian Space Project @ Drom
The second of three shows in NYC, The Cambodian Space Project mix '60s garage psych with Southeast Asian pop. Onetime Dirtbombs bassist Jim Diamond will be playing in the band tonight.
Noun (Marissa Patemoster), Modern Hut, Shellshag, Worriers, Mal Blum @ Death By Audio
Tonight Death by Audio hosts a great, stripped down bill with three Don Giovanni bands -- Noun, the solo project of Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster, Modern Hut, the project of label co-founder Joe Steinhardt, and Shellshag, who will be unplugging and playing acoustic for this one -- along with Worriers (Lauren Measure's current project) and NYC singer/songwriter Mal Blum. $7 at the door gets you in.
MINKS, Spires, Green Eyes @ Glasslands
MINKS released their terrific second album, Tides End, this week and tonight is the official record release show. It's also the live debut of the all-new lineup of the band. MINKS frontman Sonny Kilfoyle's brother opens the night (Green Eyes) and Spires will keep the '80s UK vibe going too.
People Get Ready, Fred Thomas, The Kickstand Band @ Knitting Factory
While PGR have gotten the most attention for the special occasion, high-concept shows (like at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry), they do pretty good as a straight-up rock band too.
Glassjaw, Balance and Composure, World's Fair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the better 2000s post-hardcore bands to have survived into the new decade, Glassjaw, will headline a free (but "sold" out) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. The diverse support comes from emo newcomers Balance and Composure and Queens rap crew World's Fair (which actually isn't that weird considering Glassjaw are no strangers to rap).
Floating Points, Falty DL @ Output
Equal parts contemporary house/garage and jazz fusion, Floating Points will be bring his interesting, danceable blend of sounds to Output tonight. Local electronic music FaltyDL opens the night, making for an excellent double bill.
Wolff and Tuba, The Everymen, Overlake, Designing Women, Stephen Chopek, Law of the Sea, Ferns @ Pianos
Underrated NJ rock band The Everymen are putting the spit-n-shine on their new album, but take a break tonight tonight to play some of it live with a few hand-picked freinds.
Shaggy, TK Wonder @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Picture this: we were both buck-naked banging on the bathroom floor! OK, Shaggy isn't exactly chock-full of reggae burners, but it's a free show and if nothing else, could be fun as a social experiment.
Murphy's Law @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Murphy's Law on a boat? Yeah yeah, it's pretty much an annual occurrence at this point that still doesn't make this long-time hardcore band's appearance any less insane, dangerous and/or memorable (and fun).
Ken Mode, Rosetta, Tiger Flowers, East of the Wall @ Saint Vitus Bar
Canadian metallic noisecore trio KEN Mode return, this time roping in support from the great Rosetta at Saint Vitus Bar. Rosetta will be pulling from their massive new LP The Anasaesthete, so make sure you get familiar during the day today. Support is similar great with Tiger Flowers and East of the Wall set to destroy the early hours.
Étienne de Crécy, Girls & Boys, Alex English, rekLES, Beats n' Cubes @ Webster Hall
One of the originators of the '90s "French touch" sound, Étienne de Crécy remains an influential and vital electronic artist.
Nick Lowe, Kim Richey @ YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Having been performing and writing songs for over 40 years, "The Basher" remains as charming and witty as he was when he wrote "Cruel to be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass." A class act.
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UK punks The Rezillos brought their classic stylings to Bowery Electric Saturday night (11/10), as part of the band's current North American tour which .has changed around a bit since we first posted. Updated dates are listed below, and pictures from the NYC show are in this post, though unfortunately none of Murphy's Law and The Rodney Speed Experience who also played the show.
The band is celebrating their most recent single, "Top of the Pops (Live)" b/w "Bad Guy Reaction (Live)" / "Yesterday's Tormentor (Live)" which was released on the band's own Rezillos Records. The record is only the second 7" to be released by the band in sixteen years.
Murphy's Law play pretty often, but at least one of their upcoming shows is with another UK punk band, Cockney Rejects, at Music Hall of Williamsburg in February.
More pictures, all tour dates and a live video from Bowery Electric, below...
Cars floating in underground garage on Stone St. (via @wingedfeetxc)
Tonight's Big Freedia show at Brooklyn Bowl is still on but opener Vockah Redu dropped off. Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 9 PM. Admission is free before 7 PM and after that it's $15-$20. UPDATE: Hess is More and Oh Land added to this show.
As mentioned, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight and honoring tickets for Bowery Ballroom or Music Hall of Williamsburg, with plans to reschedule the original Bowery Ballroom date for some time next week.
Music Hall of Williamsburg was only available for Aimee and Ted's show tonight because the Jackie Greene show is cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
The Halloween shows in Williamsburg, including Glasslands' covers show, Death by Audio's covers show, and Cameo's free, weekly Big Terrific comedy (early) and The Hold Steady's Dan Neustadt and friends playing MIchael Jackson's Thriller (late), are still on. All door proceeds for tonight's Glasslands show are going to the Red Cross. Ted Leo tweeted he was gonna try and stop by Glasslands after Aimee Mann.
Murphy's Law at Trash Bar appears to be happening.
Saint Vitus is open and hosting a Van Halen / David Lee Roth cover band.
Acheron is open too with Author and Punisher.
The World/Inferno Friendship Society annual Halloween show at Warsaw is still on.
285 Kent, however, cancelled their Halloween show tonight. Organizer Todd P says, "We had to cancel Halloween, but it was not 285 Kent's decision; the organizers and bands involved [cancelled]. We would 100% do it and are pretty determined to book something else."
The Meter Men and other shows at BB King's appear to be happening.
Bad news from Dita Von Teese "Regrettably, all NYC StripStripHooray shows are cancelled. Tix will be refunded by LiveNation, & we will be back in early 2013. Thank you all for the support, we were so excited about these sold out shows! Stay safe, NYC! X." StripStripHooray was to have happened this week at Gramercy Theatre.
Wintersleep and Elliot Brood were supposed to play Knitting Factory last night, but are instead playing tonight.
Pete's Candy Store is open.
The Pit is open.
Open mic comedy at The Creek, followed by comedy by MURDERFIST, Joe Machi, Jesse Joyce, and The Cowmen, followed by more open mic comedy is all happening.
The Halloween show at Union Hall with Dionne Werewolf and Hall-oween and Oates is still on.
Halloween at The Film Society at Lincoln Center is open.
The Halloween show at Goodbye Blue Monday with Snake Monsters, Scorpion Child, and The Biomechanic is still on.
Littlefield is hosting a Halloween comedy show.
The Everymen, Runny, and Zac Clark & the Griswolds play Grand Victory tonight.
As mentioned, Andrew WK's Autumn Bowl show is cancelled.
As mentioned, Smashing Pumpkins at Barclays Center is cancelled.
As mentioned, the Halloween show at the Bowery Electric is cancelled tonight.
The Halloween show at WEIRD with Bellicose Minds and others is cancelled.
The Halloween show at SOB's is cancelled.
The party at House of Vans is cancelled. They write, "Hallo-Wolfbat is cancelled. The house of vans got two feet of water inside. We are planning to reschedule for a later date. It could be up to a month. All the electrical, sound, and lighting was damaged. Please spread the word. I'll let everyone know the outcome. Looks like it may be a end of the world party in December. I'm sorry"
The Reckless Kelly show at Bowery Ballroom has been postponed.
The Halloween party at The DL with Designer Drugs has been postponed.
Le Poisson Rouge still lists shows for tonight as of this post, but has no power, so cancellations are likely. And actually, "We are sorry to report that Mondo Indie Dance Party Presents MONDOWEEN! is canceled tonight due to power outages from Hurricane Sandy. We wish you all a safe Halloween and a speedy recovery from the storm." UPDATE: LPR confirms they are totally closed.
The Bell House is closed.
Canal Room is closed.
Pianos is closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Cake Shop is closed.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed.
Fontana's is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
A whole bunch of Thursday show are cancelled too.
Late '70s UK Oi! originators Cockney Rejects and '80s LA punks Youth Brigade are teaming up for a North American tour this February. The tour hits NYC on February 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law and Long Island's The Templars. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale today (10/31) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/2) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of long running punk bands, as mentioned, the Bouncing Souls are doing their annual holiday shows at The Stone Pony (which survived Hurricane Sandy) from December 26 to 29. Since we last spoke, the openers for those shows have been announced. On 12/26 it's Paint It Black, The Curse, and Go! for the Throat; on 12/27 it's Man Overboard, Trapped Under Ice, and Born Annoying; on 12/28 it's The Casualties, Grey Area, and Team Vibes; and on 12/29 it's Barstool Prophets, Forgetters (who also have a new album and a Brooklyn show on the way), Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
A list of all Cockney Rejects/Youth Brigade tour dates, the tour flyer, and some videos below.
by Bill Pearis
Scotland's The Rezillos (for a while known as The Revillos) were one of the more fun bands of new wave's early days, still playing at punk speeds but with good time lyrics, pop smarts and the distinctive gruff, nasally vocals of Eugene Reynolds, sweetened by co-lead Faye Fife. Songs like ""Flying Saucer Attack," "Can't Stand My Baby," and "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures" are classics of the era, all of which can be found on the essential compilation Can't Stand the Rezillos which you can stream at the bottom of this post via Spotify.
The band haven't played NYC in ten years (they played Warsaw, Maxwell's and the Court Tavern in New Brunswick in 2002), but will be here -- with Reynolds and Fife at the front -- for shows in November: They return to Maxwell's in Hoboken on 11/7 (tix) and there's the previously-mentioned NYC show at Bowery Electric on 11/10 with Murphy's Law (tix). They're also hitting Ollie's Point in Amityville, and Brighton Bar in Long Branch, and all the dates listed, along with some streams and a couple classic video clips, below...
Agnostic Front are celebrating their 30th anniversary by playing the 1989 LP Live at CBGB on select dates, including at their recent shows in Long Island or Asbury Park. They'll do it again in NYC at Webster Hall on July 5th with support from Madball, Murphy's Law and Maximum Penalty. Tickets are on sale for the show which is one day before the Cro-Mags/Sick of it All show at the same space. Both shows are part of the the CBGB Festival which has badges of its own and which also recently added a Superchunk/Redd Kross show to its growing schedule.
Start the beatdown week with the Blood for Blood show at Highline Ballroom on June 30th. Tickets are on sale for that as well, and it also features The Unseen, Wisdom in Chains & Cruel Hand. Blood for Blood will also hit Club Lido in Revere, MA on June 29th.
Murphy's Law's Webster Hall appearance is one of at least two for the NYC band in the near future; they will also board the Half Moon as part of a Rocks Off boat cruise on August 12th. Tickets are on sale for what is basically an annual party on the sea (as long as the cops don't intervene)
A listing of all Agnostic Front dates and a live set from 2004, and more, below.
Unlike Cock Sparrer (grumble, grumble) Sham 69 have added an NYC date at Warsaw on May 23rd, one of three US dates (the others are at Chaos in Tejas and Punk Rock Bowling)., It's their only East Coast showing! Tickets go on sale on March 9th at noon.
As discussed, the Sham 69 hitting the US is the Pursey/Parsons lineup. They'll be joined by Murphy's Law and The Templars at Warsaw. All tour dates and some classic video is below, including the latest Punk Rock Bowling Flyer. Tickets for both Punk Rock Bowling and Chaos in Tejas are on sale too.
When we first mentioned the lineup for this year's Bamboozle, which is taking place from May 18-20 in Asbury Park, NJ, it only included Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink 182, Incubus, and Mac Miller. The generally lame festival has since revealed more artists including a surprising number of not-lame artists like the reunited Promise Ring (their first East Coast date announced, hopefully an NYC show to come?), Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, and Murphy's Law. Take that, Warped Tour.
Tickets for Bamboozle are on sale now. Updated lineup below...
Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith at E2NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Continental, which no longer hosts shows, but is still a bar located on 25 3rd Ave in Manhattan, is hosting their Annual Reunion this Sunday (1/15). The lineup includes The Waldos (with Walter lure), Lenny Kaye (of Patti Smith Group), CJ Ramone, Murphy's Law (who are headlining the afternoon matinee portion), Electric Frankenstein, The Independents, Heap, and more. The full lineup with set times is listed below...
words & photos by BBG
In a new tradition of sorts (now three years running... pics from 2009 and 2010), Cro-Mags will play a holiday show, this time at Highline Ballroom on 12/30 with Supertouch, Subzero, and Sai Nam (mems Trapped Under Ice, Breakdown, Skarhead). Tickets are on sale.
Fans of Skarhead can also look towards Santos on 12/17 when they team with Murphy's Law, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Apathy + Reef The Lost Cauze + Slaine (performing as a group), Darkside NYC and others (tickets).
Cro-Mags are currently preparing to play some dates in Florida. All tour dates and a belated second set of pictures of Cro-Mags at the House of Vans this past summer (first set here) is below.
photos by Helena Van Leirsberghe, words by BBG
Agnostic Front @ Webster Hall
While I was checking out the brutality at Maryland Deathfest 2011 back in May (pictures from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE, day 3 HERE, and day 4 HERE), NYC was keeping it brutal in their own way, with the 2011 edition of the Black & Blue Bowl. The show featured a headlining set from a reunited Gorilla Biscuits. We already posted those pictures, but there was also sets by Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Terror, Absolution, Antidote, Maximum Penalty, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, No Turning Back, Take Offense, and Bottom Out. It was a serious bill for the NYHC faithful. More pictures and video from the mayhem lie below.
In semi-related news, Cro-Mags have a show coming up with Fucked Up at House of Vans. Cro-Mags played Bowery Ballroom on July 1st.
In more related news, Roger Miret (of Agnostic Front) will hit the road for a string of dates with Roger Miret and The Disasters. The week long trek is in support of the new LP Gotta Get Up Now and will include a stop at Trash Bar on August 19th. Full tour schedule is below.
Shai Halud plays Party Xpo in Brooklyn TONIGHT (7/9) with Zombie Fight and many others.
Roger Miret dates, and videos and more pics from Black & Blue Bowl, below...