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Burgerama

Man, Burger Records is really feeling the Angus Soundtrack '90s kids lately. First they signed The Muffs and now they've booked Weezer for their fourth Burgerama festival happening March 28-29 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. And that's not their only kinda-crazy booking this year. They've also got Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the current version of Gang of Four, and of course plenty of awesome more expected names like Ty Segall, Black Lips, J Mascis, Ariel Pink, Roky Erickson, King Khan & BBQ Show, FIDLAR, White Fence, together PANGEA, The Queers, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, JEFF the Brotherhood, La Luz, Girl Band and still plenty more as you can see in the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday (12/12).

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Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)
Nick Waterhouse

LA classic soul/R&B lover Nick Waterhouse, who has made his way through NYC twice this year already, will be out on tour starting next month, currently set to kick off his trek in NYC at Rough Trade on September 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (8/13) at noon. Most of the tour is with PEP but no opener has been listed for the Rough Trade show yet. All dates are listed below.

Nick released his second album, Holly, back in the spring. Check out the video for "Sleeping Pills" below...

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Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom earlier this year (more by PSquared)
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Brooklyn Night Bazaar is part of Northside Festival this year, offering cool shows next weekend. Unlike most BKNB shows, however, they are not free. Friday, June 13 is classic R&B lover Nick Waterhouse, plus The Vandelles and DJ Jonathan Toubin. The Saturday (6/14) BKNB Northside show is headlined by Baths with the rest of the lineup TBA. And, as posted already, Sunday (6/15) it's Watain and Kosmodemonic.

Tickets for all three BKNB shows during Northside are on sale now.

This weekend's shows at BKNB are curated by Gorilla Vs Bear / Forest Family with Friday (6/6) being a strong lineup of Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, and Braveyoung with Bravves and Weekend's Shaun Durkan as DJs; then on Saturday (6/7) it's Diana, and a "Secret Super Special Guest Performance." Any guesses? Those shows are free and all ages.

There are some other additions to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. On June 20, it's former Virgins singer Donald Cumming playing his first-ever NYC solo show, plus Not Blood Paint, and Tow3rs. Then on June 21 it's a garagey bill of The Coathangers, Dameht, and Honduras.

photos by P Squared Photography

Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom 2/27/2014
Nick Waterhouse

"I can't pretend like I'm dumb," says Waterhouse, who headlines the Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday. "I can't pretend that I haven't had these long, drawn-out inner monologues and dialogues with friends and fellow artists about these sorts of things, but it isn't the focal point of my own art, either. But I think it needs to be addressed."

When he surfaced in 2012 with his full-length debut, "Time's All Gone," Waterhouse arrived at the tail end of a soul revival that had peaked with Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Of his white male contemporaries, Mayer Hawthorne, Allen Stone, and Brookline's Eli "Paperboy" Reed were already rolling with the momentum.

Waterhouse seemed at ease with his influences -- from songwriter Bert Berns to offbeat jazz artist Mose Allison -- and how they shaped his own style. It's interesting that both Hawthorne and Reed have moved beyond their R&B roots recently. On last year's "Where Does This Door Go," Hawthorne leaned more heavily toward pop, and on his forthcoming release, Reed goes full throttle with thumping, Top 40-friendly tunes. - [Boston Globe]

Classic soul and R&B devotee Nick Waterhouse's second album, Holly, is out this week (3/4) via Innovative Leisure and he was just in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom (2/27) with like-minded locals The Jay Vons and Daddy Long Legs. We've got pictures from that show in this post.

You can stream Nick's new album in full via The New York Times. The West Coast leg of his tour starts this weekend. Those dates are listed, along with more pics from his Bowery show, below...

Continue reading "Nick Waterhouse played Bowery Ballroom (pics), streaming new album ++ updated dates"

Kaki King at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ BAM
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally comes to NYC this week and this is the first of five shows here.

Waxahatchee, All Dogs, Cayetana @ Glasslands
It's an incredible triple bill at Glasslands tonight with Waxahatchee, whose singer-songwriter-ish tunes made up one of our favorite albums of 2013 and likeminded (but a bit punkier) indie rock from All Dogs and Cayetana. This is their second of two NYC shows this week, sold out.

The Rural Alberta Avantage, Grey Lands @ Mercury Lounge (early and late)
Canada's folky indie rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage are back in NYC for three shows this week, tonight's being the third and second.

Nick Waterhouse @ Milk Gallery
RSVPs for this show, part of the "Toyota Sessions," are already at capacity but Nick will be back in February.

Kaki King, Badi Assad @ Merkin Concert Hall (NY Guitar Fest)
Contemporary guitar great Kaki King teams with Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad for tonight's NY Guitar Fest show which sees both musicians premiering scores to silent films.

The Crystal Ark, Neurotic Drum Band, Datkat, Jacky Sommer @ Baby's All Right
The "Kiss & Tell" party celebrates its eighth anniversary tonight with a live performance by DFA's The Crystal Ark and more.

Pizza Underground @ Moscot
McCauley Culkin's slice-friendly Velvet Underground tribute act plays a free -- but RSVP'd out -- show at this eyewear shop. (They play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday.) Enjoy it while it's hot -- it cools in 15 minutes.

Nadastrom, Sabo, Schlachthofbronx @ Output
For this week's INPUT party at Output, Moombahton OG Nadastrom comes to Brooklyn and his massive beats should keep the dancefloor moving all night.

Lo-Fang @ The Standard, East Village
The 4AD-signed Lo-Fang makes art pop that mixes electronic and acoustic instruments, and though he's about to play some pretty big stages opening for Lorde, tonight you can catch him on his own in a smaller room.

The Crystal Method @ Cielo
They were tagged as "America's Chemical Brothers," the Las Vegas duo are still partying like it's 1998 on their new self-titled album.

The Dictators NYC, Threats & the Bullys @ The Bowery Electric
NYC punk pioneers The Dictators covered "California Sun" two years before the Ramones ever did, but that's not all they're known for; their original material lives up as well. This is Handsome Dick Manitoba's current incarnation of the band and tonight they celebrate "sixty years of Handsome Dick Mantitoba."

Ty Dolla $ign (host), DJ Spynfo, DJ Magic, DJ Yo @ Webster Hall
Buzzy LA rapper Ty Dolla $ign was in town last night for an actual show at SOB's, and though he's only hosting this one, it could still turn into a pretty good time.

Tonight's Low Fat Getting High show at Shea Stadium got canceled.

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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Classic soul devotee Nick Waterhouse will release his second album, Holly, on March 4 via Innovative Leisure. You can get an early taste of first single "This Is a Game" via a teaser trailer for the new album which you can watch below.

Nick, who was last here during CMJ, will be warming up for the new album with a tour in February which includes a NYC date at Bowery Ballroom on 2/28. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (12/11) at noon. All dates are listed, along with the album teaser, below...

Continue reading "Nick Waterhouse readies new album & tour (dates, LP teaser)"

Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse will be in NYC next week for CMJ, opening for Lee Fields & the Expressions at Webster Hall on October 18. It's an early show, Nick's on at 6:30 PM and tickets are still available. The day before that (10/17) he'll be at the MOSCOT store on the Lower East Side for a solo set. He's on at 7 PM and it's free but you do need to RSVP.

After the Lee Fields show, Nick is sticking around NYC for a special CMJ edition of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 19. Nick will be the Guest Selector for the evening, and guest judges include Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins), Jacco Gardner, Chris Shaw (Ex-Cult), Christian Peslak (Saint Rich), Maria Juur (Maria Minerva), and Sandra Vu (SISU/Dum Dum Girls). Tickets are on sale now and you can also get in with your CMJ badge.

CMJ 2013

The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.

They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.

We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.

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Lee Fields @ ACL Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)

Soul powerhouse combo Lee Fields & the Expressions last played NYC as part of this year's soggy Great Googamooga. Lee will be back for much dryer conditions for show at Webster Hall on October 18. It is unclear if this is a one-off show or part of a yet-to-be-announced tour, but it does fall during this year's CMJ. We do know, however, that the night is with Nick Waterhouse, making for a very appealing, well-dressed evening. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (8/14) at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.

Apart from an 8/22 appearance in Santa Monica, the Webster Hall show is Waterhouse's only current upcoming show. Lee Fields does, however, have a few West Coast dates coming up next month and all are listed below.

Continue reading "Lee Fields & The Expressions playing shows, including one in NYC at Webster Hall with Nick Waterhouse (dates)"

Nick Waterhouse @ Metro in Chicago, 2/14/2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Nick Waterhouse

Last year Nick Waterhouse released his debut LP, Time's All Gone, that displayed his love of vintage '60s R&B, not to mention his ability to recreate its sweaty sonics near perfectly. Nick doesn't have a whole lot on his plate right now -- he'll be at Burgerama in Santa Anna, CA on 3/22 -- but he has scheduled a show at Mercury Lounge on April 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (3/6) with the regular on-sale happening on Friday (3/8). All tour dates are listed below.

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Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

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Brooklyn Bowl during a Deer Tick show (more by Tracy Allison)
Brooklyn Bowl

As you probably know, we've been posting a bunch of year-end lists from artists this year, and we've also posted a few from venue guys like Josh Moore and Johnny Beach from Bowery Presents, Jack "Skippy" McFadden of Emo's in Austin, and Andy Bodor from Cake Shop. Now we've got a top 10 albums list from Brooklyn Bowl talent buyer (aka booker) Adam Geringer-Dunn. You can see Adam's full list below.

Brooklyn Bowl is where Lucero (who gave us two year-end lists) are beginning their New Year's Eve run. The country punks will play a two-night stand at the Brooklyn venue on Friday (12/28) with Nude Beach and Saturday (12/29) with Hollis Brown. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both nights are still available, and we're also giving away a 2-day pass. Details on how to enter to win are below. Lucero also play NYE at Wellmont Theatre with The Hold Steady, which is one of many New Year's Eve options in the NYC area.

Adam Geringer-Dunn's year-end list and contest details below...

Continue reading "Adam Geringer-Dunn's (from Brooklyn Bowl) top 10 albums of 2012 +++ a chance to win a 2-day pass to Lucero"

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Michael Bolton, who seems to have a good sense of humor about his crappy music, will star as himself in new sitcom Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life according to Deadline. Look for the new sitcom on ABC next year.

Black Sabbath (sans Bill Ward) are finally going to do that album with producer Rick Rubin.

Gothamist wonders aloud if Barclays Center might have a racist metal detector policy (via an article in the NY Post).

I swear the BrooklynVegan not-CMJ day party lineups are coming very soon, though we've already revealed that we've got METZ, Deap Vally and Murals.

The 2012 edition of Austin City Limits, which is switching to two weeks next year, went down over the weekend (sans The Weeknd). Check out our photos from Day Two and Day One. Day Three on the way.

Speaking of the trend of having your festival two weekends in a row now, Ultra Music Festival announced they're doing it too.

Jon Carmanica at the NY Times talks about dance stars evolving to pop fame.

The same issue of the NY Times profiles Ellie Goulding who is dating pop fame dance star Skrillex (who she was hanging out with at Pianos the other night).

Adele's "Someone Like You" has topped another chart: most popular songs at funerals.

The Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las tour hit Chicago last week. We got pictures.

Speaking of pictures, in NY we recently captured the butt shaking going on at Bowery for Nicky Da B, Flying Lotus and then SBTRKT at Terminal 5, Public Image LTD at both MHOW and Hammerstein, Menomena at Bowery (MHOW on the way), Revelation Records Anniversary Night Two (three and four on the way), and Morrissey not once, not twice, but thrice.

And oh yeah, don't forget the New York Comic Con shots.

Stream Divine Fits' appearance on NPR's World Cafe from earlier today.

Xbox's iTunes-esque new music service debuts tomorrow. Surprise: you're going to have to update your firmware to use it.

Kitty Pride, who plays CMJ this week, hates fellow redhead Tori Amos. For weird reasons.

More stuff below...

Continue reading "ALSO: Michael Bolton's sitcom; Adele tops new chart; ACL, Black Sabbath, PS 22 does Tame Impala, Madonna stripped ++ more"

by Bill Pearis

Allah Las

Los Angeles' Allah-Las will release their Nick Waterhouse-produced debut album next week (9/18) on Innovative Leisure. You can stream it now below via Spotify. If you like leather fringe jackets, 12-string Rickenbackers, lush harmonies and jingle-jangle mornings, the Allah-Las do this sort of thing really well. You can also check out the video for their single "Busman's Holiday" below as well.

As mentioned before, The Allah-Las are on a tour with their producer Nick Waterhouse which will hit NYC on October 6 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets are still available). The band have added a headlining show, which happens the night before (10/5) at Union Pool. Union Pool's website says advance tickets will be available but there's no link yet.

All Allah-Las tour dates are listed below along with the album stream and video.

Continue reading "Allah-Las playing Union Pool before their Bowery Ballroom show with Nick Waterhouse (updated dates & LP stream)"

photos by Debi Del Grande

Atlas Sound / Dinosaur Jr. / crowd
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures

LA's FYF Fest wrapped up on Sunday (9/2) after kicking off one day earlier. Sunday's portion of the fest gave us sets by Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing, Desaparecidos (Conor Oberst's old band who reformed this year), Paul Banks, Ceremony, Cursive, and many more.

Pictures of day 1 are HERE and more pics of day 2 are below.

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012: day 2 in pics (Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing and more)"

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Baroness

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

Nick Waterhouse at 2012 4Knots Festival (more by Chris La Putt)
Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse, who was last here for the 4Knots Festival, is launching his first big North American tour following the release of his cracking debut album, Time's All Gone, with his Innovative Leisure labelmates Allah-Las along for the ride. (That's a good double-bill.) Dates include an NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom on October 6. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.

The Allah Las' self titled debut album (which Waterhouse produced) is out September 18 and you can check out the cover art below. Also below both sides of a RSD12 8" single that featured Allah-Las' "Don't You Forget It" with Nick Waterhouse covering the song on the flip. All joint tour dates are below as well.

Continue reading "Nick Waterhouse touring with Allah-Las this fall (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Chris La Putt; words by Bill Pearis

Archers of Loaf / Crocodiles / the scene at 4Knots 2012
Archers of Loaf
Crocodiles
Crocodiles

Even though the fire that broke out on the deck at the South Street Seaport Mall was certainly the most memorable act of the day, the Village Voice 4Knots Festival was a fine time at South Street Seaport, loaded with good performances amid the smoke and oppressive humidity. There was a big crowd for this second year of the fest, much bigger than last year, and though there wasn't a headliner the size of, say, Steve Malkmus or M.I.A. or Spoon (like they had at Siren in years past), that seemed by design in these post-Drake years. I like every band that played the main stage.

Well, I don't know anything about the first two bands who played the main stage -- The Smiling Lies and Fast Years -- who played before I got there at 1PM and seemed to be on by contractual obligation. Nick Waterhouse made a good, friendly primer for the day with his vintage, baritone sax-fueled '60s soul and R&B, looking dapper in a white oxford shirt that had to have been hot on stage. I prefer him in a tiny sweaty club to a big outdoor fest (I can say that about most bands) but he had the sweaty part down.

Bleached were up next and while we've yet to get an album from these girls, the crowd seemed to know most of their set of hook-laden poppy, punky, curled-lip songs. Hospitality were up next -- almost exactly a year ago they played to about 60 people at the Fulton Stall Market across the street from the Seaport, and they've come a long way since. Most of the crowd was bobbing along to much of their Merge debut... at least till the fire cut their set short.

After the smoke cleared it was Crocodiles whose new album Endless Flowers finds them branching out of strict JAMC love into brighter, poppier corners. They were probably the most animated band of the day with Brandon Welchez definitely playing up the rock frontman gig to the hilt. Crocodiles also inspired the only crowd surfing I saw on Saturday (but I might have missed some).

Speaking of animated, The Drums were up next. Once known for their Bring It On as an indie rock band, tambourine-tossing fabulousness, they are now a real live rock band with little in the way of backing tracks. While I think their most recent album was pretty good, and they sounded tight, they are a little on the subdued side live these days, or at least have been the last two times I've seen them. I think I liked them better live when they mostly pretended to play their instruments.

I was wondering if a lot of the crowd might leave after The Drums' set but, nope, everyone stuck around for recently-reformed '90s indie rock royalty Archers of Loaf. I'll admit I was never the biggest fan -- that was my college roommate, who seemed to get mail-order daily from TeenBeet, Merge and Simple Machines while I scoured import racks for Ride and Blur EPs -- but I certainly absorbed a lot through osmosis and the hit-filled set ("Web in Front," "Wrong," "Plumb") was even recognizable to this casual Archers listener. My friend Chris, a giant Archers fan, dubbed their performance "awesome."

Meanwhile on the Skipper's stage, we got mischievous Montreal band Doldrums, the twangy retro rock of Devin, punk-ish rockers Team Spirit (featuring Ayad of Passion Pit) and Delicate Steve whose set was also cut short due to the fire. And the afterparty went down in Beekman Beer Garden where things got wild during Black Lips' set.

More pictures from 4Knots are below...

Continue reading "4knots Festival in pics (Archers of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Bleached, Hospitality, Nick Waterhouse and more)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

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

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

4Knots

As you know, Siren Fest replacement 4Knots goes down at South Street Seaport this Saturday. Here are the times:

Main Stage
12:15 p.m.: The Smiling Lies
12:30 p.m.: The Fast Years
1:30 p.m.: Nick Waterhouse
2:30 p.m.: Bleached
3:30 p.m.: Hospitality
4:30 p.m.: Crocodiles
5:30 p.m.: The Drums
6:30 p.m.: Archers of Loaf

Skippers Stage
1:00 p.m.: Doldrums
2:00 p.m.: Devin
3:00 p.m.: Team Spirit
4:00 p.m.: Delicate Steve

Afterparty at Beekman Beer Garden (not free)
7:00 p.m.: doors
?:?? p.m.: DJ Jonathan Toubin
?:?? p.m.: Kid Congo Powers + The Pink Monkey Birds
?:?? p.m.: The Black Lips

Meanwhile Eleanor Friedberger, Ex Cops and Zambri play a free show at South Street Seaport on Friday (6:30pm).

Nick Waterhouse also has some other shows coming up.

Continue reading "free 4Knots Music Festival is Saturday (set times)"

Nick Waterhouse

Neo soul man Nick Waterhouse is currently finishing up a European tour, and as previously mentioned, after that he'll make his way to the NYC area for the 4Knots Festal at South Street Seaport (7/14) and a Maxwell's show the next day (7/15). Nick's added another NYC show to take place while he's here that weekend. This one's a day show and happens on Sunday, July 15 at the MOSCOT eyewear store in Brooklyn (159 Court Street). The show will be in the store's backyard and is free. All Nick Waterhouse dates, including FYF Fest, are listed below.

You can stream Nick's album, Time's All Gone, via Spotify. The flyer for the MOSCOT show is below, along with a list of all dates, a video for "Some Place" and live-on-KEXP videos as well.

Continue reading "Nick Waterhouse adds 3rd NYC show to tour (updated dates)"

FYF

FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
WOW.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012 lineup: Quicksand, Refused, American Nightmare, Desaparecidos, M83, Hot Snakes & MUCH more"

by Bill Pearis

Nick Waterhouse at Mercury Lounge, May 2012
Nick Waterhouse

You're all in with this style, these aesthetics. At the same time it's lumped in with a broader fashion. Pitching this interview, for example, my editor had doubts about the relevancy of the retro-soul stuff. How do you deal with being in the context of fading trends?

Oh the retro soul thing...I do worry about how somebody who could give me a chance that's not necessarily interested in the same things as me may dismiss me immediately. It's so frustrating to field so many goddamn Amy Winehouse questions when you could have talked to me 10 years ago and gotten the same answers. I guess that's bad timing on my part but a song is a song is a song and I'm not concerned with being out of vogue.

The other side of that is that I make no claim of being a soul artist. That's not a genre I'm producing. A lot of retro soul is genre exercise and it's a world away as far as I'm concerned. It's like talking to a Salvadorian author about Mexican culture. I don't know much about retro soul. [Washington City Paper]

In addition to playing the 4Knots Festival on July 14, Nick Waterhouse has added a NYC-area show at Maxwell's the next day (7/15). Tickets for that show are on sale. I caught his NYC debut at Mercury Lounge and it was a pretty great show and had folks dancing, especially on the rave-up title track of his debut, Time's All Gone. You can stream the album at the bottom of this post, along with his recent "Take Away Show" video, and a list of all tour dates.

Continue reading "Nick Waterhouse playing Maxwell's after 4Knots Festival"

Archers of Loaf at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Joe McCabe)
Archers of Loaf

We finally posted those Archers of Loaf Bowery Ballroom pictures yesterday, and then today this happens:

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, is thrilled to announce the Archers Of Loaf added to this year's The 4Knots Music Festival at the South Street Seaport, Piers 16 & 17 on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1:00 - 8:00 PM. Team Spirit, Doldrums and Devin will also join the bill, featuring The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse. More artists to be announced.

The 4Knots Music Festival will expand this year to include Piers 16 and 17 with a second outdoor side stage confirmed. Expanding to Pier 16 will allow the 4Knots Music Festival to include more performers.
Archers of Loaf and Doldrums both also play the Sled Island Festival this summer. Doldrums recently opened for Bear in Heaven.

And speaking of Nick Waterhouse, he just played Mercury Lounge, but unlike as previously reported, will not be back to play Dekalb Market. 4Knots is his next NYC show.

Other free shows coming up at South Street Seaport are listed HERE. No official word on whether they'll be another 4Knots pre-show like there was with Ted Leo last year (but stay tuned).

The Drums at Hotel Vegan day party March 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Drums at Hotel Vegan

The Village Voice has announced the initial line-up of its 4Knots Festival which happens July 14 at South St. Seaport. Headliners for the free show are The Drums, with Crocodiles (which we already knew), Hospitality, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse being the others. Unlike last year, there will be a second stage as well on neighboring Pier 16 (Pier 17 is where the Seaport Music Festival Happens). Stay tuned for the rest of the line-up.

If you're curious about Nick Waterhouse, the retrofied R&B bandleader plays a late show at Mercury Lounge this Saturday (5/19) and you can download a live album too.

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