Entries tagged with: Night Birds
by Andrew Sacher
As discussed, Portland punks The Red Dons are going on a tour this month which kicks off in Brooklyn on 7/17 at Death by Audio with Blake Schwarzenbach, Nuclear Spring, and Ylajali. The tour also includes three NYC-area shows with Night Birds: New Brunswick at The Alamo on 7/24, Manhattan at Cake Shop on 7/25 with Livids, and Long Island at No Fun Club on 7/26.
The band have now just announced that after the tour is done, they'll release a new EP, Notes on the Underground, in mid-August via Grave Mistake (Night Birds, Big Eyes). The first taste of the EP is the new track "Dead Ender," which is a real ripper indebted to late '70s/early '80s down-strummed punk, and with some classic "Oh-Aye-Oh"s thrown in there too. That track makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it below. That's the EP's cover art above.
Regarding the band's Death by Audio show, Nude Beach were initially announced as part of that bill, but were quickly removed from their show, and Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Forgetters frontman Blake Schwarzenbach has since taken their spot. You can also catch Blake in Brooklyn on Friday (7/12) at Acheron with Fever Dream, Shady Hawkins, and Little Waist (tickets), and he was just announced for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Red Dons song stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
Nude Beach at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Brooklyn's Nude Beach have a new 7" due out in July (stream both tracks below) and are currently on a tour that will culminate in a hometown show on July 5 at Knitting Factory with Prince Rupert's Drops and Pop Zeus. Tickets for that show are still available.
Not long after that show,
Nude Beach will play another hometown show on July 17 at Death by Audio with a solid lineup of Nuclear Spring, The Red Dons, and Ylajali. Admission for that show is $8 at the door. Updated Nude Beach dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Nude Beach, it turns out, are NOT playing the DbA show after all (though it was listed on DbA's site).
Nuclear Spring in Budapest - 6/10/13 (photo by Tamas Bernath)
Brooklyn punks Nuclear Spring, who have past/present members of CREEM and Nomos, will be returning home from a European tour (pictured above) with CREEM for this show. Earlier this year, they put out a 7" on Hysteria Records, which contains 6 tracks of menacing punk in just over 10 minutes. Not unlike contemporaries White Lung or Neon Piss, Nuclear Spring's melodies and riffs pull more from post-punk, but they play with the speed and ferocity of hardcore. If you're into that kind of stuff, don't sleep on this. You can download the EP for free (legally) on MediaFire and stream two tracks below.
For Portland's The Red Dons (ex-The Observers), the Death by Audio show is the first date on their July East Coast tour. That tour also includes three NYC-area shows with NJ/Brooklyn surf punks Night Birds. The first of those is in New Brunswick on July 24 at Alamo with Loose Ends and Easy Rider; then Manhattan on July 25 at Cake Shop with Eric Davidson's (of New Bomb Turks) new band Livds and Brooklyn garage punks Foster Care; then Long Island on July 26 at No Fun Club with Iron Chic. The Red Dons are a pretty likeminded band to Nuclear Spring and Night Birds, and any of those shows should be a great way to see them. You can stream their most recent full length, 2010's Fake Meets Failure, in its entirety below, and download it for free at bandcamp. All of their dates are listed below too.
Night Birds at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Meanwhile, you can catch Night Birds, whose new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia drops 7/9 via Grave Mistake, in NYC even sooner when they play a release show for the new album on July 12 at Death by Audio with Omegas, Don Giovanni-signed Nuclear Santa Claust (who also play with Iron Reagan and Dropead on Friday, 6/28), and Give, plus Chris Gethard is hosting. Night Birds also play Europa on August 29 with Zero Boys (tickets). Updated dates are listed, along with streams of two tracks from their LP, below.
Night Birds at Grand Victory (more by Harriet Roberts)
NJ/Brooklyn punk quartet Night Birds are readying their new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia, for release on July 9 via Grave Mistake. You can check out a couple tracks off the album now -- including a premiere of "Modern Morons" which you can stream below.
Asmentioned, Night Birds have their record release party at Death by Audio on July 12th with Omegas, and will then be touring with Zero Boys which hits NYC at Europa on August 29 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
photos by Keith Marlowe, Harriet Roberts
Night Birds @ Grand Victory last month
Night Birds are readying the release of Born to Die in Suburbia, the band's new LP due on July 9 via Grave Mistake. The record, which was recorded at Seaside Lounge this past winter, features guest appearances from Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks, The Livids) and Miranda Taylor (Hunchback, Black Wine). Check out the album art and the tracklisting below.
The band has a bunch of tour dates to go with the release announcement, including dates toward Chaos in Tejas, Death By Audio on July 12 with Omegas and Chris Gethard, PLUS a weekend with Zero Boys that includes the previously discussed show at Europa on 8/29 (tickets). Full tour schedule is below.
Night Birds played with Tenement on April 11 at Grand Victory, and you can check out some belated pictures from the show below.
Zero Boys at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
It came out of nowhere in 1982, this punk rock/hardcore fireball with the bright yellow sleeve. In one sense, The Zero Boys' Vicious Circle was yet another example of how U.S. punk seemed to peak coast to coast that year. But unlike most coastal punk, the Zero Boys were pointing the way to a scene that could accommodate heaping helpings of melody, intelligence, and rock 'n' roll sus, not just turbo-charged ferocity.Indiana punk band Zero Boys have reunited off and on since the 90s, including Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. Now the band has not only the new Pro Dirt EP on the way via 1,2,3,4 Go Records, but also promises dates in the US and Europe. An NYC show has emerged; look for the band to join forces with Night Birds on August 29 at Europa. Tickets are on sale.
From 1979 into '83, the Indianapolis based ZBs were the finest hardcore blitz in the Midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Proof is Vicious Circle and the two decades since of copyists, bootleggers, practitioners and reunion concert pogoers.
Though before and after that LP's 1982 release they recorded the Livin' in the 80's 7", songs for three comps and released the post-mortem History Of... cassette revealing their transformation into a toured band warming to the metaphysical and their demise while still waving torches of rock 'n' roll panache
All currently know tour dates are listed, along with a stream of "Monkey Meat" from the new EP, below.
Cover art for 'Maimed For The Masses'
New Jersey surf-punk favorites Night Birds will release their new 7" Maimed For The Masses via Fat Wreck Chords on May 7. The single is a primer for their forthcoming LP Born To Die In Suburbia due on Grave Mistake in July. We've got the premiere of "Maimed for the Masses" which you can stream below
Meanwhile, the mostly-New Brunswick crew kick off a string of midwest dates with Give and Tenement that culminate in the previously discussed NYC show at Grand Victory on April 11 with Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Dipers (no Give, sorry). Tickets are still available.
All tour dates are listed, along with that song stream, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
DC's Damaged City Fest has been announced for middle April, with some overlap of bands scheduled for NYC's punk fiesta New York's Alright. Look for names like Culo, Coke Bust, Double Negative, Dropdead, No Tolerance (who's members play with Rival Mob soon), Negative Approach, Night Birds, Prisoner Abuse, Tenement and many many more. Full lineup for the festival, scheduled to take place at long-time DIY space St. Stephen's Church on April 12 and 13, is below. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Wisconsin band Tenement, look for them to hit Grand Victory on April 11 with touring partners Night Birds, Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Dipers. Tickets are on sale. Stream a few Tenement songs, including their split with Culo, below.
In other news, Night Birds are prepping a new split for Fat Wreck Chords. Look for the four-song EP Maimed for the Masses via the label on May 7, with the title track providing a primer for the band's forthcoming LP Born To Die In Suburbia due on Grave Mistake this summer.
In more punk news, for a taste of what' you're in for at New York's Alright 2013, head to 285 Kent tonight (2/1) where Who Killed Spikey Jacket? will team with Sad Boys, Perdition, Goosebumps and Murderer. Four of the five bands scheduled for tonight will perform at the festival which happens in April.
Check out the DCFest lineup, as well as song streams, below.
The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.
The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2, go on sale. Passes are on sale.
photos by Lukas Hodge
"Wow Warsaw took away the barricade. Gonna piiiit for old skool Fucked Up songs." - @educatingeric
Fucked Up have been on the road for much of 2012, and before ringing in the new year, the Toronto band brought their colossal punk to NYC for a one-off at Warsaw with a great lineup of support from Lemuria, Parquet Courts, and Night Birds. That one-off turned into a surprise two-off, when Fucked Up were announced as the secret headliner for Saturday's (12/22) grand finale of Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Pictures from the Warsaw show are in this post.
Lemuria, who opened for Titus Andronicus (who are touring Europe with Fucked Up soon) earlier in the month, brought out Ted Leo (who recently played with Titus at a Sandy benefit) during their set to cover Elvis Costello's "Waiting on the End of the World." Lemuria will play NYC again at the Don Giovanni showcases in Brooklyn this February.
Parquet Courts, who are reissuing their great debut, Light Up Gold, via What's Your Rupture in January, will be touring again in support of that album. The tour brings them back to Brooklyn on January 11 at Death by Audio. Meanwhile they're in Chicago tonight (12/27).
In related news, Fucked Up's Damian Abraham posted his "fav records that [he] acquired off [his] want list this year" to Matador's Matablog. The list isn't necessarily 2012 releases, but you can read his whole thing and check out more pics from the Warsaw show (unfortunately none of Parquet Courts) below...
Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. The Night Birds frontman's journey through music in 2012 in handy list format is below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Spider Bags - "Friday Night" (MP3)
Spider Bags at Hopscotch Fest 2011 (more by Alex Broadwell)
North Carolina rockers Spider Bags are probably best known for having made a huge fan out of Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles and for appearing on their 2010 album, The Monitor, along with a slew of other guests. They've got three of their own albums out, including the most recent release, Shake My Head, which came out this past August on Odessa Records. Literally 2 seconds into album opener, "Keys to the City," it becomes clear why Patrick is a fan (or why they may have been influenced by Titus in return) and that vibe continues through the rest of the fast paced (and slightly country tinged) album. You can download Shake My Head single, "Friday Night," at the top of this post, and stream it along with (almost) the rest of the entire album below.
Spider Bags will be making their way to NYC in 2013 for a show at Cameo Gallery on January 18 with Gross Ghost and Lazy Eyes. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment, but it wouldn't be surprising if more are revealed soon.
As for Titus Andronicus, they're on tour with Ceremony now and will return to NY/NJ on December 1 at Maxwell's (sold out) and December 2 at Webster Hall, the latter of which Lemuria was added to. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are still available.
Lemuria, along with Night Birds and Parquet Courts, were also added as openers to the upcoming Fucked Up show in NYC happening on December 21 at Warsaw, which makes for a really great lineup. Tickets for that show are still available.
Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.
Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the weekend are forthcoming.
Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.
Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
By the end of tonight we should have 10 songs out of our 15 song goal done for our 2nd album. All killer, no filler. Making progress...That forthcoming new LP is the follow-up to thier killer The Other Side of Darkness, which hit late last year. Pray for some new tunes when the band takes on Cake Shop tonight (9/28) with Sonic Avenues, Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Trepanning. $10 gets you in.
In addition to tonight's appearance at Cake Shop, look for the band to play October 6 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ with Angry Samoans (who play NYC next week) and Chronic Sick, as well as shows at Acheron with Toys That Kill and Chaos in Tejas next year.
Chaos in Tejas have announced their first round of artists for 2013 and guess what, its a doozy. Bolt Thrower will return to the states and join the Ashes to Ashes-lineup of Final Conflict (Renfrow, Harp, Martinez, for the first time since 1988), Terveet Kadet (Finland), Integrity, Manilla Road, Abigail (Japan), Merchandise, Kromosom (Australia), Lower, Cruciamentum and many many others. The initial announcement is but twenty of 150 artists that will be announced for the festival, which happens May 30 - June 2 in Austin, TX, so hold on to your hats, kids. Passes go on sale on Oct 8.
In addition, Bolt Thrower will join Sleep, Carpathian Forest, Revenge, Abigail, Anhedonist and many more as part of another batch of Maryland Deathfest artists announced today. Current MDF lineup is below.
Lineups and Chaos in Tejas flyer is below.
photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Turbonegro / the crowd, House of Vans 8/30/2012
Jean jackets, lipstick, eye make-up and their forebearers, Turbonegro helped close out House of Vans' last night (8/29) with the help of Doomriders and Night Birds. The show was the final HoV event of the season, yet was a rather sparse affair in attendance. Of course this could not deter the ravenous Turbojugends from bouncing along to favorites like "I Got Erection" and "The Age of Pamparious".
Though the show was a light and fun in temperament, there was a bit of a shadow cast over the event due to the cancellation by Baroness due to the horrific accident in the UK. Get well soon guys.
More pictures and video from House of Vans last night are below, including the Turbonegro setlist.
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
Screaming Females at Warehouse Motor Club - 6/29/12
Screaming Females, who were supposed to play NYC last month for Northside Festival, but had to cancel much of their tour due to illness, played their first NYC area show since then this past weekend. They played Warehouse Motor Club in their home state of New Jersey on Friday (6/29) with Night Birds (who played NYC last week), Terrible Feelings (who played NYC on Saturday), Smart Cops, and Artificial Limbs. Pictures from that show are in this post.
More pics from the Warehouse Motor Club show are below.
photos by Keith Marlowe
Mean Jeans @ Cake Shop - 6/20/2012
The recently released The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore compilation release will be celebrated tonight (6/25) and tomorrow (6/26) at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The comp, out via Adeline Records (aka Billie Joe of Green Day's label), features sixteen bands in total. Larry Livermore, who co-founded Lookout! Records, compiled the album. Larry says:
When Billie Joe asked me to put together this compilation, my First reaction was to say, 'Absolutely not.' I was too busy with other projects, and besides, I'd been saying for years that I was done with the music business, that people should take me out and shoot me if I ever showed any sign of wanting to get back into it," said Livermore. "But then I realized that this was an opportunity to do for a whole new crop of bands what we'd been able to accomplish at Lookout back in the 80s and 90s, which was to bring exciting and passionate music to the attention of a public that might otherwise never get to hear it. Once I thought about it in that light, it was impossible to say no...Check out The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore cover art and tracklist at the bottom of this post. Ten of the bands on the comp will make an appearance at the Knit shows. The Copyrights, Dear Landlord, Night Birds, Dopamines, and Mean Jeans play tonight/Monday (tickets). Emily's Army, House Boat, Mixtapes, Lipstick Homicide, and City Mouse play tomorrow (tickets).
...I chose the bands using the same standards I used when I was at Lookout: I looked for those bands with a certain heart and soul that sets them apart from the literally thousands of run of the mill bands out there, the heart and soul that makes them capable of giving voice not just to their own ideals and visions, but to those of a generation.
Mean Jeans is currently on tour supporting their recent Mean Jeans on Mars LP. The band swung through Cake Shop on June 20 alongside Hollywood, Liquor Store and Foster Care. Pictures of three of the four (we missed Hollywood) from that Manhattan show are below.
Check out what West Village record store Generation Records has going on Saturday, below...
Dam-Funk at Union Pool (more by Erez Avissar)
It's that very special time again...Friends, make sure and head to the WBAR-B-Q on April 28th at Barnard College. The show will feature FREE performances from Bush Tetras (who just played a show at LPR), Widowspeak, Dam Funk, Forma, Archie Pelago, Night Birds, Midtown Dickens, Mike Slott, and Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans) across two stages. More details below.
WBAR Barnard College Radio is pleased to announce WBAR-B-Q XIX happening Saturday, April 28th from 2-10 PM at Barnard College in New York City
2 stages, 9 acts, 8 hours of music, free BBQ, ALL FREE, ALL AGES, ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
Come early for the free food and BBQ starting at 1:30 PM, stay for the jams
TELL ALL YER FRIENDS
The show is one of four NYC-area shows scheduled for Widowspeak, who also play Maxwell's on 4/13 with Crystal Stilts and two NYC shows on their tour with 2:54. Their full tour schedule is below alongside some video.
The Spits @ Knitting Factory
Photographers Harriet Roberts and Keith Marlowe spent their weekend with The Spits/TV Ghost, taking in not only the Cake Shop show on 3/1 (which we previously posted other pictures from) but also Knitting Factory (on 3/2) AND Sonar in Baltimore on 3/3 (with Livids and Murder). Pictures from all three shows, along with video from Knit courtesy of UN:ART:IG, below....
photos by Sarah Coulter
The Spits @ Cake Shop
The Spits left a sweaty mess for Cake Shop last night (3/1), one of a pair of NYC dates for the band with their tour-mates TV Ghost. Last night also featured appearances from Night Birds and Livids, neither of which will be at Knitting Factory tonight (3/2); look for a DJ set from Tony Lo-Fi in their stead. Tickets are still available.
Pictures from Cake Shop are below.
DOWNLOAD: The Spits - "My Life Sucks" (MP3)
The Spits at Chaos in Tejas (more by Harriet Roberts)
The Spits begin their two night reign of punk goodness TONIGHT at Cake Shop (3/1) with tourmates TV Ghost and NYC punk MVPs Night Birds. The party continues tomorrow night at Knitting Factory (3/2, tickets) when The Spits/TV Ghost hit the Brooklyn venue with DJ Tony Lo-Fi. The tour continues on and eventually terminates with a show at Emo's East on 3/16 during SXSW with The Gories and more "special guests TBA". RSVP to get into that In the Red showcase for free.
In related news, Night Birds spent last night on The Chris Gethard Show with Julie Klausner. Did you catch it? if you missed it, watch the video below. Also down there is the previous episode with special guests Grizz Chapman (from 30 Rock), Tina Fey, Ted Leo and more.
All Spits tour dates and tons of other stuff, below...
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans (more by Chris La Putt)
Pissed Jeans, who haven't been very busy lately due to having kids, scheduled some shows this month including one in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (1/22), joined by Protect-U and Pop.1280. The show was another one-off for the punk band, but one of a few dates for Pop.1280, who are welcoming their new LP The Horror (stream the LP in full at SPIN). Did you go last night? How was it? blogTo was at the Toronto show:
"Beyond the onstage antics, the band played an incredible set. The crowd's favourite seemed to be the official last song of the night, "False Jesii Part 2." As soon as the band started playing it the intensity in the room skyrocketed and the structural soundness of the floor was tested to the max as the crowd bounced to the high paced rhythm. As the last song came to an end, fans were left wanting for more.If you missed Pissed Jeans, here's some BIG news that should ease your mind. Pissed Jeans have been added to the now RIDICULOUS lineup of Ceremony/Rival Mob/Kim Phuc/Hoax/Gods & Queens at LPR on Feb 4th. Tickets are still available and only $5 in advance.
Pissed Jeans were happy to oblige, on one condition: "a rousing clap" was needed, at the request of Korvette. The crowd complied and the band played on. Ending their encore, the drummer, Sean McGuinness, leapt over his kit and into the crowd."
Kim Phuc will ALSO play an after-party with the new-look Night Birds & Nuclear Spring (ex-Nomos) later that night.
A short video from a recent Pissed Jeans show in Philly, below...
photos by Keith Marlowe, Livids photos by Harriet Roberts
Headlined by Foster Care, Night Birds played their final show with Mikey Hunchback on guitar on January 12th at Lulu's, joined by Livids (ex-New Bomb Turks), Pampers, and Nuclear Santa Claust. Pictures from the FREE show adorn this post.
Reminder, Night Birds have a few other NYC shows in the near future (all with their new guitarist), including at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/18 with World Inferno Friendship Society (tickets). The band also announced another NYC show at Acheron on Feb 4th with Kim Phuc and Nuclear Spring (ex-Nomos), an after-party of sorts for the Ceremony/Rival Mob/Kim Phuc/Hoax/Gods & Queens show at LPR earlier that day. Tickets for LPR are still available.
In other news, cartoonist Mitch Clem recently revealed his favorite LPS of 2011 which included Night Birds' new LP The Other Side of Darkness. Check out his accompanying comic along with pictures from Lulu's below (unfortunately none of Nuclear Santa Claust).
Mike of Night Birds gets a bug's eye view at ABC No Rio (more by Keith Marlowe)
Let's get down to it... Mike's last live show with Night Birds will be January 12th in Brooklyn, NY. The band has become a fairly time-consuming commitment, and with the other three of us really pushing and wanting to do even more, Mike just wasn't able to divert enough time from his new record store and his more recent writing projects. With the best intentions of both the band and himself in mind, he has made the decision to part ways with Night Birds. After three years, we are obviously bummed to see him go, but we are all still on perfectly good terms and there is no bad blood. In fact, Mike will remain in the band, along side our new guitar player, to write our second full length LP this Winter, with hopes of recording in early Spring.That January 12th show at Lulu's is FREE and open to the public (21+, that is) and also features appearances from Livids (ex New Bomb Turks), Foster Care, Pampers, and Nuclear Santa Claust.
Mike was a huge part of Night Birds. If we didn't have the perfect replacement and it just didn't feel right, we would call it a day. We're very critical of ourselves, always have been, and would not do this band half-assed. We are very excited to welcome PJ Russo to the Night Birds lineup on guitar. He plays in a great band called PHIBES, and the second we started playing together, it really just clicked. He's a brilliant guitar player, and honestly fits the band perfectly. He will begin playing with us in February and you can come see for yourself.
If you can't make it to Lulu's to see off Mike, then make sure and head to see Night Birds with PJ on guitar supporting World Inferno Friendship Society on February 18th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available.
All tour dates (including a 2/29 Chris Gethard show?), as well as some streams and video are below.