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by Ian Chainey

Immaculate Deception cover art
Ludichrist

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...

Continue reading "Ludichrist reissuing albums, playing Black N Blue Bowl this weekend"

Mt. Royal @ Baby's All Right, 3/19/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mt. Royal

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 NorthGolden Suits, and Drop Electric.

As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are free.

Femi Kuti in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Femi

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.

Shabazz Palaces will celebrate NYE at the new Rough Trade NYC (tickets).

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 punk, you can catch Murphy's Law at Trash Bar with Urban Waste, Dead Serious and Zombie Fight or No Statik at Acheron with Nomad, La Misma, and Grudges.

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.

Other previously announced options include Gogol Bordello (which Man Man was added to), Andrew WK, Thurston Moore, Moon Boots, Mykki Blanco, Jill Scott and more.

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.

Vader, Leia and Yoda @ Thompkins Sq. Park Halloween Pet Parade (via)
Halloween
Peelander-Z at Brain Cave Festival 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Peelander

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...

Celestial Shore (as Led Zeppelin), Whoarfrost (as Nirvana), Cloud Becomes Your Hand (does Jock Jams), YOU (as Interpol) @ Silent Barn

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

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Judge @ Saint Vitus 10/11/2013 (photo by Matt Achstatter)
Judge

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.

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)."

Again, you can check out the whole writeup over at IO.

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.

Continue reading "Judge & Murphy's Law played Saint Vitus (full set videos)"

Glassjaw at Knitting Factory, 2010 (more by Nicky Sneakers)
Glassjaw

LODRO @ Knitting Factory in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
LODRO

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.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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photos by Alyssa Tanchajja

Rezillos

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...

Continue reading "The Rezillos on tour, played Bowery Electric (pics/video/dates)"

Cars floating in underground garage on Stone St. (via @wingedfeetxc)

Almost every NYC area show on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday was cancelled, and tonight (10/31) (aka Halloween) is looking a little better but still a large percentage of the shows are cancelled.

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.

The Misfits annual Halloween show at Highline Ballroom is still on. No it's not. Update:: "The Misfits will go on, but not tonight. Due to weather complications, it is rescheduled for Dec 16th."

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 Park Slope Halloween parade and the Village Halloween Parade are both cancelled. But the VIllage Halloween Parade may still happen on a later date.

As mentioned, the Halloween show at the Bowery Electric is cancelled tonight.

The Hess Is More Halloween concert at Mercury Lounge is cancelled. UPDATE: Hess is More and Oh Land are now playing with Big Freedia at Brooklyn Bowl.

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.

What else?

Cockney Rejects
Cockney Rejects

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.

Continue reading "Cockney Rejects & Youth Brigade touring; Casualties, Paint It Black & more opening Bouncing Souls holiday shows (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Rezillos

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...

Continue reading "The Rezillos touring, playing first NYC shows in 10 yrs (dates)"

Agnostic Front

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.

Continue reading "Agnostic Front keeps touring, playing 'Live @ CBGB' set @ CBGB Fest show w/ Madball & Murphy's Law"

by BBG Sham 69

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.

Continue reading "Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons lineup) adds NYC show @ Warsaw!"

Bamboozle

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...

Continue reading "The Promise Ring playing Bamboozle (Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, ASAP Rocky & Action Bronson too)"

Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith at E2NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lenny Kaye

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...

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words & photos by BBG

Cro-Mags

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.

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photos by Helena Van Leirsberghe, words by BBG

Agnostic Front @ Webster Hall
Agnostic Front

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.

Tickets are on sale now for Murphy's Law's annual Rocks Off Concert Cruise which takes place on August 10th. Hopefully they have more luck this year.

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...

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photos by Helena Van Leirsberghe, words by BBG

Agnostic Front @ Webster Hall
Agnostic Front

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.

Tickets are on sale now for Murphy's Law's annual Rocks Off Concert Cruise which takes place on August 10th. Hopefully they have more luck this year.

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...

Continue reading "Black & Blue Bowl pics, Murphy's Law, Cro-Mags, Roger Miret & other upcoming shows"

Glassjaw pics by Nikki Sneakers, Rival School pics by Chris La Putt, words by BBG

Glassjaw

Rival Schools have announced their new LP, Pedals, due on March 8th via Photo Finish/Atlantic. The release will be celebrated that day at Santos Party House as part of a short stint of tour dates for the band. Ticket info is forthcoming. Dates are below.

Pedals is currently up for pre-order at the band's site in various different incarnations (Rival Schools shoes? wow). The band also has a new video from the LP, for "Shot After Shot", which you can watch below.

Meanwhile, Sammy Siegler's old band Glassjaw were the secret guest headliner at Knitting Factory on Sunday (12/12) for the Sons Modern Holiday Party which also featured Unearthly Trance and Ultrageist. Much like they did last year at Maxwell's, Glassjaw's appearance was unannounced as they have a second upcoming show in the near future, January 1st at the sold-out Best Buy Theater. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post.

Glassjaw/Thursday/Acid Tiger member side-project United Nations doesn't have any dates coming up, but both Acid Tiger and Thursday have some.

I Hate Our Freedom is another now-active Thursday side-project. Or to be more specific, they are Joseph Grillo (GARRISON, GOD FIRES MAN) Justin Scurti (MILHOUSE), Scott Winegard (TEXAS IS THE REASON, HOUSE & PARISH) and Tucker Rule (THURSDAY). I Hate Our Freedom plays Maxwell's on Thursday, 12/16 with Something About Death Or Dying who are "a new hardcore band featuring The Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia."

Tucker Rule has also been playing drums in Murphy's Law lately. Maybe you'll see him behind the kit when Murphy's Law plays Trash Bar on New Years Eve with THE KRAYS, YUPPICIDE, SETBACK, CAUGHT IN A TRAP, and RUNNY.

Rival Schools' last NYC show was opening for Gaslight Anthem at Radio City Music Hall. A set of pictures from their set at that show is in this post too.

More Glassjaw pictures from Knitting Factory (sorry, none of Unearthly Trance or Ultrageist) and all Rival Schools tour dates, pictures and videos, below.

Continue reading "Rival Schools tour dates, Glassjaw secret show pics, new side projects & a Murphy's Law show on New Years Eve"

Murphy's Law on a Rocks Off boat in 2004 (more)
Murphys Law

Rocks Off reports...

"It's with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances (aka pressure from local authorities who unfoundedly seem to think that our planned show will be a magnet for "violence"), tonights' Murphy's Law show has had to be cancelled. We appreciate it's very late in the day, however all tickets purchased through Ticketweb will automatically be refunded in full. If you bought from a physical outlet you will need to go there for a refund, We apologise for the short notice. We at Rocks Off were really looking forward to this show, as well as last night's Cro Mags show that we also were forced to cancel, and hope we can find a way to make it up to you all soon." [Rocks Off]
That Murphy's Law show, which was unfairly cancelled, was scheduled for tonight (8/12) (update: it has been moved to another venue. see below).

Last night's cancellation was also a last minute surprise for the hundreds of people that planned on checking out, and undoubtedly having a safe time with, the Cro-Mags on a boat. The band, probably John Joseph, posted the following to Facebook afterwards:

"Scumbag rich fux in NYC
who don't want their chump rich people to have to go to their yacht
past our crew, greased the cops and had our show canceled. Well, the
fact that assholes didn't know how to act at the Murphy's Law boat show,
or the hip hop idiots stabbing people didnt help either! SORRY
...EVERYONE - see you in Philly Saturday"
No, the Cro-Mags weren't predicting the future. The Murphy's Law show that the Cro-Mags are referring to happened four years ago (they play a boat almost every year). A fight at that show caused the boat owners to get a little worried at the time, but things smoothed over shortly afterward and there was never a problem before or after that (not counting a drunken incident on a Van Halen tribute boat cruise).

So why the trouble all of a sudden? And what "hip hop idiots stabbing people" do the Cro-Mags mean? Well, apparently about a month ago there was a stabbing AFTER a boat cruise near the West Side Highway. It wasn't a Rocks Off boat, but it was violence happening in Manhattan that was at least in a small part related to entertainment on a boat. That caused cops to be on alert, and Rocks Off felt it hard when about a zillion cops showed up to their Peter Rosenberg Birthday Bash on July 21st (he's a Hot 97 DJ). The birthday party, which was a Pete Rock & DJ Premier show, left the dock an hour late after cops reportedly boarded and looked around. The boat was then tailed by police who were also waiting for the boat when it got back to shore. Nobody was arrested or making any trouble though (except the cops!).

Now this. No other boats are affected at the moment (like Tao Seeger tonight for instance). Hopefully no more are either.

UPDATE, GOOD NEWS:

!! VENUE CHANGE !!
The Murphys Law | Jimmy G's B-Day show tonight is NOT CANCELED but is relocated to a new venue!!! The annual boat trip was canceled and this great yearly event is now happening at Brauer Falls located at 245 Grand St in Brooklyn (across the street from Trash Bar) at 10pm.
Please spread the word and join the party!!!
UPDATE 2, BAD NEWS: Despite the announcement about the show moving being real, the venue is not confirming this show. They said they knew about a Murphy's Law afterparty, but not a performance. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 3:
Murphy's Law not playing Bruar Falls. See comments.

words by BBG, photos by Markus Shaffer

This is not an African tribal warrior - just a member of Yuppicide
Yuppicide

Indecision was wrecking a sold out Knitting Factory, but in Manhattan, Yuppicide was playing their first headlining date at Santos Party House on 7/10 with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. The band recently played Black & Blue Bowl with Cro-Mags. Coming up they only have one other date on their radar at the moment, and that's day two of CT Punkfest on July 31st in New London Connecticut. The Festival will also feature Murphy's Law during it's three day run. Full lineup below.

More pics from Santos (we only got Yuppicide) and some video from the show is below...

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by BBG

Cro-Mags at Santos (more by Paul Birman)
Cro-Mags

In a show that could possibly rival the infamous Eyehategod-on-a-boat rager from October of last year, NYC hardcore greats Cro-Mags will play the Temptress on August 11th. Tickets are on sale. Bets are on as to how many people will attempt to dive off of the top floor into the crowd below.

The next day (8/12), the rage continues as Murphy's Law will play the Temptress as part of Jimmy Gestapo's "annual birthday bash". Tickets are still on sale. Murphy's Law have a DVD and a pair of new LPs on the way, a covers LP and an album of new material. The band will also reissue previous releases on vinyl via I Scream Records.

Full Murphy's Law dates and some video is below...

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Murphy's Law @ the Khyber in Philly (via)
Murphys Law

Three men who showed up in full Nazi regalia to a hardcore punk show at an Old City [Philadelphia] bar Friday night were attacked by as many as 50 people on the streets after leaving the venue, according to witnesses and club management.

The headlining band at the Khyber that night was Murphy's Law, led by front man Jimmy G, who formerly went by the moniker Jimmy Gestapo.

In an e-mail to the Daily News, Jimmy G confirmed that some guys had showed up to the concert in "full Nazi field dress."

"And they did get their asses kicked," he wrote. "Again."

Khyber owner Stephen Simons, who was not at the show, said he had been told that the crowd inside "largely ignored and mocked" the three men. But after they exited the club, on 2nd Street near Chestnut, they were attacked by a group of up to 50 people, he said. "I guess being on 2nd Street in SS uniforms on a Friday night is a way to incite a semi-riot," Simons said. [Philadelphia Daily News] (via)

Philebrity points out that there was "a gay-themed DJ night" going on upstairs at the same club too. Awesome.

Murphy's Law will celebrate Jimmy Gestapo's birthday once again on a Rocks Off Concert Cruse this year. Tickets for the August 12th NYC boat show are on sale.

No pictures of the actual incident, but one night after Philly, the band played at Ralph's Diner in Worcester, Mass. Jimmy discussed the incident on stage. And though some people are saying maybe the nazis didn't get beat up, Jimmy says they were bloody (and that he warned them). Video of that below...

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Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Gabi Porter)
Black Lips

Rock Off have updated their summer schedule of NYC Boat Cruise shows, which, like always, has focus on punk & garage (though there are other genres too). It includes Jello Biafra on May 29th, Electric Six on July 15th, Murphy's Law's annual Jimmy birthday show on August 12th, The Bouncing Souls on September 13th, and an August 2nd show with the Black Lips (who are in town much sooner a free but full RSVP-only show at Knitting Factory on April 29th with Pierced Arrows).

Other gigs includes Dam-Funk on April 24th (TONIGHT), Budos Band on June 11th, three NY Night Train parties, and The A-Bones on June 23rd. Tickets for most of the shows are on sale. No ticket info for Bouncing Souls yet. Black Lips go on sale Friday, April 30th.

Punk and punk-like boat shows are listed below...

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Crackathon

"Fund-raising spectacular CRACK-A-THON set to be unleashed this Friday and Saturday nights! Watch it all stream live at CRACKATHON.TV. Join the "Crack-Munity" and donate your hard-earned cash for a truly great cause...your entertainment future! With a final flourish, GWAR prepares to forever change the face of fund-raising, with their CRACK-A-THON 2010! With less than 24 hours left until the beginning of the all-free web-streaming event, the MF Gallery was the scene of laconic activity as drug-addled slaves lurched about, all seemingly clueless. But this final schedule of celebrity guests was nevertheless semi-enthusiastically announced!
The full schedule with guests and whole bunch of new tour dates (including that previously mentioned gig at Starland Ballroom), below...

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Suzanne Muldowney (Underdog) @ the Mermaid Parade (more by Barry Yanowitz)
Underdog

Tickets are on sale for that Dan Deacon, No Age & Deerhunter show happpening at the Flying W Resort in Jersey (near Philly) on August 1st. They only cost $12. Then again, the Brooklyn show with the same lineup will be free.

Tickets are on sale for the Deerhoof show happening at Le Poisson Rouge.

Dungen is playing The Bell House with Woods on August 14th. Tickets are on sale.

Mickey Factz is playing SOB's on July 14th. Tickets are on sale.

Motörhead, Nashville Pussy, and Reverend Horton Heat play Roseland Ballroom on September 9th. Tickets are on sale.

Cafe Tacuba has a show coming up at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th. Tickets are on sale.

The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players played the OJ All Day Festival at the Brooklyn Lyceum over the weekend. They play a show at Le Poisson Rouge on July 2nd. Tickets are on sale.

Nicole Atkins and the Sea are playing the Bell House with Bird of Youth on August 6th. Tickets are on sale.

Last year, Bird of Youth opened for AC Newman at the Bell House. Nicole Atkins was playing as a member of his band at that show. This past weekend AC played the Clearwater Festival, and he has a free show coming up on Thursday.

Bird of Youth are also opening for Mark Eitzel at Le Poisson Rouge on July 18th. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale for the Grace Jones show at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for the June 25th St. Vincent show at the Bell House. St Vincent just toured with Pattern is Movement who are playing that same night at the Bell House's sister club Union Hall with Bell and Inlets. Tickets are on sale for that too.

Jimmy Gestapo of Murphy's Law celebrating his birthday aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise is a tradition that is happening again this year on August 12th. Tickets are on sale.

Q-Tip, Marky Ramone, The Misshapes, Junior Vasquez, and Paul Sevigny are all DJing the same event tonight (6/22).

Breakfast at Sulimay's reviewed Yo La Tengo and Raphael Saadiq. Video below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, Deerhoof, Dungen, Motorhead, Murphy's Law, Nicole Atkins, Bird of Youth & other tix"

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