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DOWNLOAD: Iceage - "White Rune" (MP3)

Dominick Fernow on stage with Cold Cave at T5 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Cold Cave

Prurient, aka Dominick Fernow who is now also in Cold Cave, will play his first Prurient NYC show in two years as part of the Stereogum/Sacred Bones show at Public Assembly on June 17th. Prurient is a recent addition to the previously mentioned Northside Festival show which also includes the debut NYC performance of Iceage and appearances from Yellow Tears, Lost Tribe, The Men, and DJ Wes Eisold (Cold Cave). Tickets are on sale or you can try to use a badge.

Iceage are preparing to release their new LP New Brigade on June 21st via What's Your Rupture?. Check out "White Rune" from that above and a video for "New Brigade" below. The Danish band's performance at Public Assembly is part of a string of East Coast dates for the band in June, after which they'll return home to graduate high school (no shit).

Prurient is comprised of one Dominick Fernow, he of Hospital Productions/Ash Pool/Cold Cave fame. Prurient recently released the Many Jewels Surround The Crown 7" via Hydra Head Records, a track that is also featured on the forthcoming Hydra Head release Bermuda Drain due in June.

As discussed, Cold Cave are coming back to NYC twice as part of a tour in the coming weeks. Tickets are now on sale for both shows too: Knitting Factory on July 12th with Cult of Youth and Bowery Ballroom on 8/6 with Austra.

All Iceage dates and that video is below.

Continue reading "Prurient added to Iceage show, Iceage announce new LP & tour (MP3, dates & a reminder that Cold Cave tickets are on sale)"

Diamond Rings backstage at Radio City Music Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Diamond Rings

Speaking of Toronto artists with ties to Fucked Up, congrats to Diamond Rings, who signed to Astralwerks worldwide last month (except for Canada, where he'll stay at Secret City Records). The label will give last year's Special Affections the reissue treatment, look for that starting on June 21st.

Maybe it will even be at the merch table two days early, when Diamond Rings plays with Porcelain Raft at Europa on June 19th as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale, or you can try to get in with a Northside badge.

Porcelain Raft meanwhile plays a show with Here We Go Magic at Mercury Lounge on May 14th. Tickets are on sale for that, and NT and Bizi Gara are both also on the bill. For HWGM it's one of many May tour dates they have scheduled.

All tour dates and some videos below...

Continue reading "Diamond Rings now on Astralwerks, playing w/ Porcelain Raft who plays w/ Here We Go Magic who are on tour (dates)"

St Cecilias

In their own words:

Northside Festival is thrilled to announce special series of shows in beautiful St. Cecilia's church in Greenpoint.

St. Cecilia's is one of the most beautiful and vital churches in Brooklyn. We are excited to be working with this community institution and proud to say that St. Cecilia's will be an important part of Northside.

There will be four shows taking place at the most spectacular venue imaginable.

And the shows are:

Continue reading "St. Cecilia's Church in Greenpoint will host Northside Festival shows (Atlas Sound, Woods & Eleanor included)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Cold Cave

Like The Kills (who headlined the show), Cold Cave and The Entrance band played Terminal 5 on Friday night (4/29) as part of an ongoing tour for the three bands. Pictures from the opening sets are in this post.

And like the Kills, Cold Cave have already announced more upcoming shows including another two in NYC: Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on July 12th and Bowery Ballroom on August 6th. KF tickets go on sale 5/6 at noon, and Bowery tickets probably will do something similar. All tour dates are listed below.

The Knitting Factory show is with Cult of Youth who just finished a tour with Zola Jesus at Bowery Ballroom, and whose other upcoming gigs include opening for Steve Ignorant and playing as part of the Northside Festival at Public Assembly on June 17th with Iceage, The Men, Lost Tribe... and DJ Wes from Cold Cave. Tickets are on sale for that one.

With new Cold Cave tour dates also came a new Cold Cave video for "Villains Of The Moon." Watch that with more pictures from Terminal 5 (Kills pics HERE), below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave played T5 w/ the Entrance Band & Kills (pics), announced a video & more dates (some w/ Cult of Youth)"


Theophilus London will headline the "Official Northside Festival Opening Party" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.

The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year's Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here's the full list:

Continue reading "Northside Fest adds 65+ bands to lineup, Theophilus @ MHOW, Mount Eerie, Iceage & more ++ open studios & DIY films"

Surfer Blood @ BVSXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood kick off their tour with Trail of Dead at Bowery Ballroom on April 29th. That show is sold out, though tickets are still available for the one they're playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 13th (note: original tour dates said this show was at Brooklyn Bowl, but it's Music Hall).

And, Surfer Blood and the Babies have been added to the Wavves/Guided By Voices Nothside Festival show happening in McCarren Park on June 18th. Tickets are still on sale. Doors for that show are at 3pm, The Babies play at 4, Surfer Blood play at 5, Wavves at 6, and then GBV at 7.

Sharon Van Etten was recently added to the Beirut show at the same venue.

Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten and The Babies are 3 of 65 bands that were just added to the Northside Festival.

Wavves are also playing a free NYC show later in the summer.

Hopscotch 2011

The second annual Hopscotch Festival will go down in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, across 12 different venues with over 135 bands, from September 8th through 10th. The lineup this year runs the gamut of independent music... from traditional indie staples (The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Superchunk) to southern-inflected rock (Drive-By Truckers) to noise (Prurient) to hip hop (Beans) to garage (Jeff The Brotherhood) to funk (Budos Band) to metal (Krallice), and everywhere in between (Swans, Rhys Chatham, etc etc). Tickets are currently on sale. Full lineup is below.

Hopscotch happens almost three months after Guided By Voices play a Brooklyn Northside Festival show in McCarren Park (tickets) which is one day after Beirut plays a Northside Festival show on the same McCarren Park stage with... Sharon Van Etten (though she may have been accidentally announced at one point, they officially kept her placement on the bill under wraps until after Saturday's Music Hall of Williamsburg show). Tickets for Beirut/SVE are still on sale, and another opener will be added too.

Guided by Voices (whose Brooklyn show also has more openers coming) are also playing Pitchfork in July with Animal Collective whose Prospect Park show is now on AmEx presale.

Swans' upcoming NYC show is now on AmEx presale too.

Hopscotch lineup below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Fest returns to Raleigh (2011 lineup announced), Sharon Van Etten officially added to Northside Fest"

McCarren Park

It will look much prettier when they build a stage and stuff, but those asphalt softball fields are where Beirut is playing on June 17th (tickets) and Guided by Voices & Wavves are playing on June 18th (tickets). The "Open Space Alliance benefit shows" are both part of the 2012 Northside Festival for which you can also buy a badge.

Whether OSA has plans to use the 'McCarren Park' space on other dates this summer remains to be seen, but there have been rumors of OSA trying to "sponsor their own concert series ten blocks down" from a waterfront area that was being proposed for a controversial "Brooklyn Night Bazaar."

I'm assuming the OSA "concert series" is not the JellyNYC Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Parties which are probably not returning this summer after much controversy last year. That controversy was especially related to Jelly's relationship with OSA.

There will reportedly still be concerts at Williamsburg Waterfront again this year though, but probably not free ones. McCarren Pool meanwhile (Jelly's original free show location), also part of McCarren Park, is still being wasted I think.

Stay tuned for more updates on all of this.

Wavves @ MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)

In the earlier ticket post today, I forgot to mention...

Tickets are now on sale for Guided by Voices / Wavves at McCarren Park.

It's unclear how many Northside badges they'll let in to that show, but those are on sale too.

Tickets are also still on sale for the Beirut Northside show happening at McCarren Park too.

Fang Island are playing Brooklyn Bowl on May 27th. Tickets are on sale.

Free Energy are playing Glasslands & April 29th. Tickets are on sale.

GBV @ Irving Plaza on New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)

Guided By Voices is returning to NYC and will headline the McCarren Park Stage on Saturday, June 18! Wavves is going to open the Brooklyn Northside Festival show which is going on sale Friday, April 8, at 10am EST. Tickets are $30 in advance. You can also attempt to get in with a Northside Festival badge.

This show is one day after Beirut headlines the same Brooklyn stage, and a month before Guided By Voices play Pitchfork.

Other confirmed Northside bands include Deervana who hit Brooklyn Bowl on June 19th, and Twin Sister who headline a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Continue reading "Guided by Voices playing the Northside Festival (in McCarren Park w/ Wavves)"

not the Northside Fest press conference...

Four-day, all-ages badges to the Northside Festival will go on sale at noon "for a limited-time price of $60". As the press release also pointed out, BrooklynVegan will be back with a Northside showcase this year, so stay tuned for more info on that.

As The Feast points out, "Yesterday, Borough President and full-time Brooklyn cheerleader Marty Markowitz officially announced the 3rd Annual Northside Festival, which runs from June 16-19 and showcases music, film, and "ideas." Along with Co-Founder and CEO of The L Magazine Scott Stedman, Markowitz introduced festival headliner Beirut and previewed a portion of the music line-up which consists of over 250 bands spread across 50 Brooklyn venues." In the below video you can hear the music loving and very optimistic Markowitz say that Northside will eventually be bigger than SXSW....

Continue reading "Don't get carried away Marty... +++ Northside Fest tix on sale"

Marty Markowitz & Beirut & L Magazine staff @ Brooklyn Borough Hall

As you can see in the above photo, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was on hand at the press conference this morning, as was now-confirmed Northside Festival headliner Beirut. Tickets will be HERE. More confirmed artists below...

Continue reading "Northside Fest confirms Beirut, Deer Tick, Twin Sister, Allo Darlin' & more (initial lineup)"

Northside Fest

This Thursday, March 10, we would like to invite you to Brooklyn Borough Hall at 11am, where Northside will be revealing details of this year's festival, including a sneak peek of bands and showcase presenters that will be participating. Additionally, press will be invited to the unveiling of the first issue of the soon to be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today. Select members of the festival talent will be available for interviews.

Northside Festival will make its return to the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint on June 16-19, 2011, for a third year of music, film and art." [Northside Festival]

Rumor is that Beirut will be one of the bands announced. That also makes sense since Beirut is touring in June as you can see below...

Continue reading "Northside Festival returning in June, Beirut is a rumored headliner (press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 11am)"

PA photos by Marianne Ventrice ,ML photos by Ryan Barkan

DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - Dontneedya (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - Away FRM U (MP3)

Oberhofer @ Public Assembly in June

Oberhofer were added as first-of-three opener for Autolux/This Will Destroy You at Bowery Ballroom tonight (Aug 26th). Tickets are still on sale for that show and for the one at Music Hall of Williamsburg (where Light Pollution is first-of-three), and for Maxwell's too (where it's only the two bands).

The first MP3 above is from Oberhofer's new/debut o0O0o0O0o 7". The second one is a repost from February.

Oberhofer also has a show coming up at Monster Island Basement on September 17th with Small Black, Indian Jewelry & Total Slacker. They/he recently played a show at Mercury Lounge with Twin Sister and Memoryhouse, and back in June he played a Northside Festival show at Public Assembly. More pictures from both of those NYC shows, and all dates below...

Continue reading "Oberhofer played shows (pics), opening for Autolux tonight (and other dates, a 7" & MP3) "


MEN, a group of both men and women (some only partially dressed as you can see in the videos below), DO NOT play an early show at Bruar Falls tonight (7/19) (even though that's what it says on Bruar Falls' website. It's actually The Men - see comments). "Men" do play Saturday at PS1 though. Check out a bunch of videos (sorta NSFW) from their June 25th Northside Festival show at Knitting Factory, and all dates, below...

Continue reading "MEN not playing today, are playing PS1 Saturday, other dates "

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Fucked Up @ Newtown Barge Park
Fucked Up

"Earlier [Friday], we sold out of our initial quantities of tickets and hotel packages for Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend, taking place October 1, 2, 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. Said sales took somewhere between 2 and 15 minutes to complete, and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was stymied in their attempts to purchase tickets.

We are putting additional tickets on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 10) at 9am pacific time (noon eastern) via Ticketfly. There are limited quantities of tickets paired with hotel rooms ($225 per ticket plus a $99 per night room charge, 4 ticket limited per person) a few remaining VIP tickets ($399 each plus a $99 room charge per night, two ticket limit) and weekend passes only ($250.00, no hotel reservation required, two ticket limit).

We’re pretty certain these tickets will sell out very quickly. At present, we cannot guarantee any additional tickets beyond this batch will be offered for public sale, but if that change, we’ll certainly let you know. [Matador]

One of the bands playing Matador At 21 is Fucked Up who played a Brooklyn show at Newtown Barge Park on June 26th. A second set of, slightly NSFW, pictures from that show continue below...

Continue reading "more Matador At 21 tix, more Fucked Up pics (NSFW) "

Takka photos by Maryanne Ventrice

DOWNLOAD: The Acorn - Restoration (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Acorn - No Ghost (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ola Podrida - Monday Morning (Abacus remix) (MP3)

The Acorn

The Acorn

Ottawa group The Acorn's record, No Ghost, came out June 1st in Canada (and digitally in the US); it comes out in the US in physical form August 10th through Bella Union/Yep Roc. The record is the followup to their 2007 LP Glory Hope Mountain, and two tracks off the new album are above.

The Acorn will be in the NYC-area for a trio of shows to support that record, starting with a Tuesday, July 13th show at Maxwell's with Communipaw (tickets). After that they play the next night (7/14) at Mercury Lounge with the Loom (tickets) and Thursday at Littlefield with Takka Takka and Ola Podrida (tickets).

We have a pair of tickets to the Mercury Lounge show to give away. Details below.

For Ola Podrida, the Littlefield show is one of two NYC shows on their current tour which also visits Cake Shop on July 17th. They're out supporting their new album Belly of the Lion. Grab a remix of one of the tracks from that album above.

Takka Takka played a show at Cameo on the first night of the Northside Festival this year. A few pictures from that show and the contest and album info and all tour dates for all the bands below...

Continue reading "The Acorn & Ola Podrida have new albums, are touring, playing w/ Takka Takka (who played Northside) - dates "

photos by Edwina Hay

Big Freedia & Azz Everywhere
Big Freedia

Big Freedia, who is part of this summer's PS1 schedule, was among those who played Crust Fest at Public Assembly last Thursday. The Northside Festival showcase also had sets by Tayisha Busay, Dinosaur Feathers, Iran & more. Some more pictures from the night below...

Continue reading "Big Freedia, Tayisha Busay, MillionYoung, Dinosaur Feathers, Iran & more (Crush Fest) in pics "

photos by Greg Cristman

Les Savy Fav

Einstein Music Journal: What are the challenges of being both the owner of your record label and an artist on the roster?

LSF's Syd Butler: It's awful! But I wouldn't want it any other way. Thank God for Paul (label manager at Frenchkiss Records) or I would be submitted into a hospital. The big challenges come when I am in label mode and talking to my band mates about what is expected - as a label you want your band to tour and do as much as you can to work the record. My band has other plans - it's like herding cats.

Les Savy Fav played Newtown Barge Park on Sunday, June 27th as part of the Northside Festival. Rounding out the bill were back-in-action indie-rockers Polvo and instrumental powerhouse Grails. Earlier that day, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, AA Bondy and ARMS played the same spot.

Les Savy Fav traveled to Canada for a sweaty, close-quarters show at NXNE (pics from which are coming soon). They'll have a full tour this fall (TBA), but currently, they're back in Canada for a July 3rd set at Calgary's Sled Island Fest.

LSF's new album, called Root for Ruin, will be released September 14th on (bandmember Syd Butler's) Frenchkiss Records. The track list, cover art, more info and more pictures from the Newtown Barge Park show, below...

Continue reading "Les Savy Fav played Newtown Barge Park w/ Polvo & Grails (pics), announce new album (details)"

photos by Amanda M Hatfield

AA Bondy / Dearland
AA Bondy
Elvis Perkins

Four shows total happened in Newtown Barge Park over the weekend, all as part of the 2010 Northside Festival. We posted pictures from the ones that happened on Saturday. Here's the pictures, and some videos, from the first of two shows that happened there on Sunday....

Continue reading "Elvis Perkins in Dearland, AA Bondy & ARMS played Newtown Barge Park - pics & video"

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

Amber of Jucifer is electric!

Jucifer's twitter bio describes their stage setup as "63 speakers + 6,000 watts can't be wrong." But it can be wrong; loud definitely doesn't always equal good. Fortunately in Jucifer's case, it does, and the band turned out Union Pool on June 26th as part of the Northside Fest (after Floor at Europa) with a molotov cocktail of doom, black metal, and general malady culled from their recent Throned in Blood.

Jucifer was supported by Reading PA's Gloominous Doom, who churned out an early potpourri of various styles of metal, venturing into punk and even ska. Unfortunately, no pics of Gloom Doom, but tons more pics of Jucifer are below, who are currently heading to the Great White North to test power grids with their bowel-shaking metal.

Continue reading "Jucifer & Gloominous Doom played Union Pool (pics) "

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

"Just drove three hours to get to Brooklyn in time to watch a forty minute set. Now were driving back. Floor was amazing #worthit" - MarkFMichael

Floor at Europa

Though a shade under a sell-out crowd, Europa was packed with grins on June 26th for one of only two East Coast reunion shows for stoner/doom greats Floor. There was a good bit of people who came into town specifically for the show, as Steve Brooks remarked on stage and in between bouts of crowd-surfing. ("I see a lot of friendly faces from far far away").

Support for Floor came from a trio of misanthropes: the incredible Unearthly Trance, Javelina and Hot Graves. Florida's Hot Graves specialize in a particularly playful (due to great on-stage banter) blackened thrash with heavy nods to Celtic Frost and Bathory. Meanwhile, Javelina killed the crowd with their sludge-punk sprinkled with killer dual-leads. I cornered one of the band members after the show, who said that they are three songs into a new LP. More on that soon.

Unearthly Trance directly supported Floor, which was somewhat appropro considering that bassist Jay Newman booked their last NYC show many years ago. Their set was peppered with tracks from the forthcoming V, and killed the crowd with spot-on stops and massive riffs. V is currently on pre-order via Relapse, but the band recently dropped a new split with The Endless Blockade on Chrome Peeler. Order a copy.

Unearthly Trance was recently added (along with Natur) as support for High On Fire at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available for the July 27th show.

Currently, Floor has only one tour date on the calendar. They will re-emerge on August 3rd of this year to play Gainesville for the second time in a year.

Tons of pics and a video from Europa are below...

Continue reading "Floor, Unearthly Trance, Javelina & Hot Graves played the BV-BBG Northside show @ Europe - pics & video "

words by Bill Pearis, photos by Don Gochenour, video by Big Ass Lens

Savoir Adore

It was fun to close out the second-annual Northside Festival at Coco 66 with North Highlands, The Luyas, Savoir Adore and Gray Goods. Things got off to a bit of a late start but no one seemed to mind, and most people who showed up stayed the whole night. There was dancing, and smoke machines and lazers and everyone wanted to know what the hell instrument that was Jessie from The Luyas was playing. (Answer: a moodswinger.) Thanks to everyone who came out.

More pictures (of 3 of the bands), plus some really nice videos below...

Continue reading "The Luyas, Savoir Adore, North Highlands & Gray Goods played the 'This Week in Indie' show @ Coco66 - pics & video "

photos by Jessica Amaya


Slow Club @ Europa
Slow Club

I'm not sure why The Wave Pictures came all the way back to the United States from the UK to play just one late Sunday night Northside Festival show at Public Assembly the end of an exhausting and busy weekend, but I'm bummed I missed it. Anyone go? How was it?

And the Wave Pictures were one of two UK Moshi Moshi bands here for the festival. Slow Club was also representing, but with two shows at least - one was Friday night at Europa and then they played one secretish one the next night at Cameo. Jessica stopped by Europa where Netherfriends and Phil and the Osophers also performed. More pictures from that gig below...

Continue reading "Moshi Moshi represented @ Northside - pics from the Slow Club, Netherfriends & Phil and the Osophers show"

photos by Marianne Ventrice

Drink Up Buttercup @ Berry Park - June 26, 2010
Drink Up Buttercup

After unsuccesfully opening in time for the 2009 Northside Festival, Brooklyn beer garden Berry Park was able to become a show venue for the 2010 edition of the festival. And though I don't recall them hosting any shows there before this, and there's nothing on their schedule of upcoming events (not counting World Cup games), it seems that Saturday night's Flavorpill showcase was at least a success. Marianne stopped by to see Drink Up Buttercup. A few more pictures from their set below...

Continue reading "Berry Park hosted a Northside show (Drink Up Buttercup pics) "