Entries tagged with: Nude Beach
Yeasayer at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
today in NYC
* Birdy @ Joe's Pub
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Louie Belogenis @ The Stone
* Project Fukushima @ The Stone
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* ATM, Happy New Year @ Manhattan Inn
* Ze Luis, Forro in the Dark @ Nublu
* Bushwalla, Todd Carey @ Joe's Pub
* Deep Time, The Babies @ Union Pool
* Linkin Park, Incubus @ Jones Beach
* DOM, Bum Rap, Kings of Belmont @ Delinquency
* Ches Smith and These Arches @ Barbes
* Self Help, KNTRLR, Wet 10 @ The Delancey
* Shark?, Desert Sharks, Lost Boy? @ Big Snow
* Vassals, Trumpeter Swan, Jane Eyre @ Pianos
* Martha Wainwright, Nicole Atkins @ City Winery
* Yeasayer, Daedelus @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* WIERD w/ Arctic Flowers, Murderer @ Home Sweet Home
* Finger on the Pulse BBQ w/ Computer Magic @ Good Co.
* Erika Spring, Tiny Victories, Tezeo @ Mercury Lounge
* Gary War, Ami Dang, FORMA, Lorna Dune @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Harry & the Potters, Potter Puppet Pals @ Knitting Factory
* Michael Graye, Faster Than Light, Natalie York, Jack Byrne @ Cake Shop
* Enfants Terribles: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock & Joey Baron @ Blue Note
* Fear Factory, Ashes Of Your Enemy, Dispute To Flames, Xero Gravity @ Starland Ballroom
* Little Seizures, Crooked Bangs, Feral Future, Mannequin Pussy @ Death By Audio
* Sonny and the Sunsets, MAGIC TRICK, Sam Jayne (of Love As Laughter) @ Maxwell's
* Freshkills, Violent Bullshit, Graffiti Monsters, Chron Turbine @ Public Assembly
* The Dunnie Bobos, I'm Turning Into, Incorporated Village of Ghost, The Due Diligence @ Glasslands
It's been a tough, wet summer for outside shows. Tonight's Summerscreen in McCarren Park (Empire Records) with Ducktails, Splash, and The Babies has been postponed due to the heavy rain, but will now happen August 29. You can still see The Babies, though, tonight when they play with Deep Time at Union Pool.
Grimes, who played River Rocks last week, made her network TV debut on Jimmy Fallon last night. Check out her performance of "Genesis" below.
Grizzly Bear's appearance at StePhest Colbchella (on the Intrepid) aired last night on the Colbert show. Watch "Two Weeks," "Sleeping Ute," "Yet Again," and Colbert's interview with the band from it below.
Nude Beach made a video for their song "Walkin' Down My Street" from their album, II, which came out this week on Other Music's new label. You can watch it below.
Nude Beach at 285 Kent (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Nude Beach's album II gets it's Other Music Recording Company re-release this week and with it a couple parties. The band play Other Music tonight (8/13) at 8PM which is FREE but limited capacity, followed by a show at Union Pool on Thursday (8/16) with Swearin', Golden Clouds and Yogurt Brain. If you haven't heard the album -- which came out in limited release earlier this year -- it's recommended for fans of The Replacements, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Big Star and melodic punk with a dash of Americana. Stream it all at Spin.
In true Nude Beach fashion, the band has packed in yet another show, this time scheduled for the end of the summer at Death by Audio on August 29 with Naomi Punk, Sleepies and Shoxx.
Full tour dates are below, along with some Nude Beach II streams. West coasters and homies in the Rocky Mountains, look out for the band this fall... details forthwith. UPDATE, West coast/Midwest dates added.
Milk Music at 285 Kent, 7/23/2012
Milk Music's US tour, which included a stop at Pitchfork this year (pictures), hit 285 Kent last night (7/23), snagging supporting slots from Zulus and Nude Beach. The show, their only NYC date, was the first in a year for the band, who last hit Death by Audio around the corner to support The Men in celebration of their then-new LP Leave Home (pictures).
Milk Music's Dinosaur Jr/Husker Du worship was well-received by the crowd, who bounced along with each song of their 30-plus minute set. Nude Beach had a similar though subdued reaction to their Tom-Petty-meets punk stylings, and Zulus' noise rock with touches of doom mesmerized.
Nude Beach play Grand Victory in Wiliamsburg (previously Bruar Falls) tonight with Serious This Time, Giant Peach and Haircut.
Pictures from 285 Kent are below.
The Young / Census at 285 Kent 6/29/2012
Austin's The Young were in town last week for three NYC shows the last of which was at 285 Kent on Friday (6/29), where they were joined by Census, the punk-Americana of Nude Beach (who also played the night before at Tommy's), and country-inflected rock of Zach Cale & The Rain Band.
Having seen both The Young and Nude Beach before, the band that left the most impression was Census. Though the band features a member of Cults, Census has nothing to do with them sonically. 90s are clearly a hallmark for this NYC band, who lean heavier on shoe-gaze in their Smashing Pumpkins-style power pop. Excellent live show too, and though their output is extremely limited, you can download their EP at Bandcamp now and stream it below.
Perhaps the most important discovery of the evening... 285 Kent now has A/C! Despite the standing temperature/humidity outside, the space was a cool 74 degrees having just installed a major unit the size of a pair of refrigerators in the space. Its an infinite improvement for the space and a beyond pleasant surprise for such a notoriously hot space.
More pictures from Friday's show are below.
photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG
White Lung at Tommy's Tavern, 6/29/2012
Vancouver's White Lung, who were here back in April, passed through NYC again last night for a show at Tommy's Tavern (6/28), snagging support from local power-pop favorites Nude Beach, plus California X, Casanovas in Heat, The Narcs and Utah Jazz. Nude Beach play again tonight, supporting The Young and Census at 285 Kent with Zach Cale & The Rain Band for what will surely be an extremely sweaty show. More pictures from Tommy's Tavern are below.
I've had a few encounters White Lung and Nude Beach recently (great and great), so the big stand out to me was California X. The Massachusetts band worships at the altar of Dinosaur Jr and Husker Du (which I wish more bands did, truthfully), creating some sugar-y pop melodies buried beneath layers and layers of crunch. This is definitely a heavy band live too; one hell of a first showing in NYC. Stream their killer new 7" below.
by Bill Pearis
Just a reminder that Sweden's Terrible Feelings are in town tonight playing Death by Audio with Death First, Plastic Cross and These Days. If you can't make tonight's show, the band will be back on the tail end of their US tour, playing Acheron on June 30. All tour dates are listed below.
Since we last wrote about them, Terrible Feelings released their new album, Shadows. While the songs are hook-laden and very catchy, you can feel the punk DNA in there. The band have made fans of JEFF the Brotherhood and Fucked Up on European tours and I am told they have a killer live show. You can download two tracks off the album and stream the whole record below via a Spotify widget.
Meanwhile, Terrible Feelings' Derranged Records labelmates White Lung are currently wrapping up a short stint out with Ceremony but will be in NYC on June 28 for a show at Tommy's Tavern with Nude Beach, Casanovas in Heat, California X. The Vancouver band make strident pedal-to-the-metal, punk-fueled rock with strong vocals from singer Mish Way. You can stream their album, Sorry, at the bottom of this post. All tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
So as you may have heard, I think we posted about it once, the Northside Festival kicks off today, Thursday (6/14), all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint which means slightly more music and definitely more Heineken in the neighborhood than normal. You can still buy festival badges that will get you into get you into all shows, theoretically, but depends on the venue and capacity. Many shows have advance tickets, like tonight's GZA's shows (early and late, both sold out) at MHoW or the Cold Cave at Europa (almost sold out I hear) to name two, or you can try your luck buying at the door. Basically, if you are relying on buying at the door or using your badge, get there early. Small places like Cameo reach badge capacity early.
Tonight there's the BBG/BV Presents showcase at St. Vitus with Dragged into Sunlight, The Year is One, and Make. Also tonight, though not part of Northside, is the BBG presented show at Acheron with Secretarian Violence, The Love Below, Poison Planet, and Pharaoh which means BBG will be one tired dude tomorrow (and Evillive will be late posting).
I also recommend the Kanine Records show tonight at Knit, as Virginia's Eternal Summers have made one of my favorite albums of 2012 so far, Correct Behavior, which isn't out till next month but I know for a fact will be sold at the merch table tonight. (Check out their new video for "Wonder" below.) They're great live too. Also on the bill: Class Actress, Bleeding Rainbow (now a rocking quartet), Zambri, the controversially-named (but pretty good) Beach Day, and Air Waves. Something else to consider that I just discovered: Knitting Factory's has a no-fee ATM.
Also tonight: the Chaos in Tejas/FFF showcase at Warsaw with Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache, and Magrudergrind. I caught Australia's Royal Headache's super-packed, sweaty show at Cake Shop last night and all I can say is wow. They are the real deal and singer Shogun belted it out, hit every note and is, I'm pretty sure, the best singing I've ever heard at Cake Shop and probably ever will? I mean usually the vocals are so low there but his were booming out. If you have a badge and a free spot in your night, try to make it there -- Royal Headache are on at 9PM.
There's also the Other Music Recording Co. showcase at Union Pool who just revealed that the "???" headliner tonight is Widowspeak who will play alongside OMRC artists as Ex Cops and Nude Beach both of which are favorites here at the BVHQ plus The Everymen who I've been meaning to check out. (This might be my first stop of the night.) Flyer for the show is below.
I also want to see Daughn Gibson at Cameo (again go early if you want in to this one); Kool Keith at Brooklyn Bowl would be, uh, cool... there's a lot to do tonight and you can see the full Northside Schedule here.
Other Music and Kanine Records flyers and Eternal Summers video are below.
photos by Tamara Porras
"A. I love glass lands B. I love the babies. What a great show!" - Lara Hodulick
The Babies at Glasslands - 6/6/12
The Babies joined up with new Other Music Recording Co. singees Nude Beach, plus Marvin Berry & The New Sound, Highway Gimps for a show at Glasslands on Wednesday (6/6). More pictures from that show are in this post.
You'll have plenty more chances to catch Nude Beach in NYC.
Nude Beach hit Glasslands tonight (6/6) supporting The Babies, but the show is far from their only local show scheduled in the area. In fact, Nude Beach has no less than nine other local shows scheduled in support of their stellar II LP which is getting a re-release via Other Music Recording Co. on August 14th.
After heading out for dates in DC, Richmond and Philly this weekend, Nude Beach will head back to NYC to play two Northside Festival showcases: The Other Music showcase at Union Pool on 6/14 with Ex-Cops, The Everymen a mystery headliner (see flyer below), and Public Assembly on 6/16 for the Academy Records Annex showcase with Golden Clouds, and Nymph. No advance tickets for either show... so buy at the door or use your trusty Northside badge.
But that Union Pool date isn't their only show at the venue, the band will also return to play August 16th with Golden Clouds & Swearin' as part of a record release show for the OM pressing. It's their last in a particularly fertile month of dates that will also see them play Tommy's Tavern on 6/28 with White Lung, Casanovas in Heat, California X; the previously discussed The Young show at 285 Kent on June 29 with Census, Zach Cale; July 23rd at 285 Kent with Milk Music (!); an Other Music In-Store on August 13th, a TBA show on August 6th with Ohio's Delay; and Death by Audio on August 29th with Naomi Punk. Whew! Getting tired just thinking about all that gear they'll have lug around.
And yes, you did read right. Both Milk Music and White Lung (who just recorded a new 7") are on their way back to NYC, with the former playing dates surrounding their Pitchfork appearance and the latter swinging through for a show at Tommy's Tavern. Limited info is available for dates on either, but the known MM tour dates are below.
A listing of all tour dates, the flyer for the Other Music Northside show, and a stream of a few songs from II are below.
We Are Scientists at SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
As mentioned, Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series kicks off this weekend (5/26). Since we last spoke, the lineups and schedules for most of the series has been announced. This is what it's looking like so far:
BAM! SUMMER THUNDER BANDS ANNOUNCED! CHECK IT!This weekend's kickoff event is with dub/reggae/dancehall DJ crew Rocksteady Yeti and you can check out the flyer for the show below. Turing Machine and Violent Bullshit, who play 6/23 with Midnight Magic, just shared a bill at the venue last week (5/18). That sweaty sold out show was a record release show for Turing Machine's What Is The Meaning Of What LP, which is out now via Temporary Residence.
•MAY 26TH - ROCKSTEADY YETI DAYTIME BLOWOUT
•JUNE 9TH - RAIN MACHINE/ERIC COPELAND/SAWYER-YEH-WOOLLEY TRIO
•JUNE 23RD - TURING MACHINE/MIDNIGHT MAGIC/VIOLENT BULLSHIT
•JULY 14TH - SIGHTINGS/SMOOTA/LONEWOLF + BEN VIDA
•JULY 21ST - BUBBLES/TEEN/TEST HOUSE
•AUGUST 4TH - TO BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 4TH!
•AUGUST 18 - TO BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 4TH!
ALL START AT 3PM•ALL FREE•BUNCHES OF FREE BOOZE
SEE YOU ALL SOON!
In addition to Summer Thunder, Union Pool continues to host other shows and tonight (5/25) they've got We Are Scientists, KUROMA, and Beach Arabs. The rather small show is their only US date before they head to the UK for a tour in July. Advance tickets are no longer on sale, but "tickets may still be available at the door." All WAS dates are listed below.
Other interesting shows on Union Pool's calendar include the previously discussed Leda (formerly Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band) show (6/1) and the Other Music Northside showcase on 6/14 with Nude Beach, Ex Cops, and The Everymen.
All We Are Scientists dates listed below...
Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys, Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.
Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.
Brooklyn band Nude Beach's new LP II has a a pronounced punk edge, while falling somewhere between the Americana of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements. The sunny, well-crafted, and damn-near infinitely playable straight-up rock n' roll long-player, out now on vinyl, is currently streaming in full below. Order your copy via No Idea or get the digital via the band.
Nude Beach will play Glasslands on June 6th, joining Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Highway Gimps as support for The Babies. Tickets are on sale. The band will also hit Philadelphia on June 19th at Kung Fu Necktie as support for Reigning Sound (tickets) during that band's string of dates (that hit NJ).
Stream the new LP and check out some live video below.
Total Control at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
In addition to their previously discussed dates with Thee Oh Sees, Australia's Total Control have added a third NYC date which is actually happening before the others. The band will team with The Men, Nude Beach & Kicking Spit at Saint Vitus on 11/16. Tickets are on sale OR you can roll the dice and try to win a pair! Details on how are below.
Meanwhile The Men, who are going to SXSW in March, will support Russian Circles and Deafheaven at Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/14) and Maxwell's tomorrow.
All tour dates, contest details, and some streaming audio, below...
After 4 agile years as a band, P.S. Eliot is calling it a day. IThe October 28th show is this weekend in Florida. The December 4th show is sold out. The December 9th show is of course first come, first served.
sincerely feel that we've creatively accomplished everything we set
out to from the get-go and dragging it out would be brazen and
pointless. I considered P.S. Eliot "the band I always wanted to start"
but as I've grown and Allison has grown I've come to realize that
"band" has grown too. P.S. Eliot's time as a fulfilling outlet for us
has passed so we're ending it gracefully and moving on.
We'll be playing the Fest in Gainesville as well as 2 shows in December in Brooklyn. I'll be focusing most of my time and energy on my solo project, Waxahatchee, which has a record coming out in February on Salinas Records and will be touring the US and Europe. Allison is in the process of starting a new band as well. Endless thanks to all those who have encouraged us. The past 4 years have been monumental for Allison and I and it's all because of this band and your support.
Our last 4 shows:
Saturday, September 24th @ Death By Audio, Brooklyn
w/ Witches, RVIVR and Nude Beach
Friday, October 28th @ The Fest 10 (the Atlantic), Gainesville
w/ Senders, O Pioneers!!, Little League and many more
Sunday, December 4th @ the Bell House, Brooklyn
w/Latterman and Nude Beach
***LAST SHOW EVER***
Saturday, December 9th @ Death By Audio, Brooklyn
w/ The Two Funerals, Cat Vet and 1 more TBA
Stay tuned for more info on Waxahatchee. Peace Out to PS Eliot.
The Men @ DbA
The Men began part one of their celebration of their new LP Leave Home with a show at Death By Audio last night (6/15) with some help from Olympia, WA's Milk Music, Nude Beach, and Marsh Hens. The show mixed garage rock, 80s/90s punk/indie nostalgia, and hardcore into one neat and crowd-surfable package, with the crowd going apeshit for both Milk Music's Dinosaur-Jr inspired punk and The Men's arty hardcore. I missed Marsh Hens, but Nude Beach preformed some bouncy garage that was fun and danceable.
If you have the chance, don't miss either Milk Music or The Men who BOTH play NYC shows on Friday (6/17). Milk Music is currently on a US tour that recently took them to Chaos in Tejas, and they'll perform again at Bruar Falls with German Measles, Reports, Yvette, and PC Worship. $8 or your Northside Badge gets you in. The Men play Public Assembly Friday with Iceage (who are doing more NYC dates), Prurient, AnasaNude Beachi, Cult of Youth, Lost Tribe, Pop. 1280, Yellow Tears and Wes Eisold of Cold Cave (DJ set). Tickets are sold-out, but you can try your luck with a Northside badge.
More pictures from Death By Audio and the Bruar Falls show flyer below...
photos by Jessica Amaya
DOWNLOAD: Pregnant - Self-titled LP (ZIP)
"King Tuff totally rocked it at the knitting factory tonight.
Glad I didn't miss it!" - BeyondBeyondisBeyond
King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas who also happens to be in Witch and Feathers and Happy Birthday) headlined (an actual birthday party) at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn last night (1/20) with support from Frankie Rose & The Outs and Nude Beach. That's Tuff above, and more pictures of the show are below.
Nude Beach (the NY band) will join Nomos and The Men for a FREE show at Generation Records at 2PM on Sunday (1/23). Nude Beach is replacing Pregnant on the in-store bill, who recently dropped off of the show but is still scheduled to play Cake Shop on Mar 18 with Black Wine & Big Eyes. Bone up for Cake Shop by checking out their self-titled LP, out on vinyl now, but you can preview that LP on digital form above.
Generation Records is also a bit of a homecoming show for Nomos and The Men, as both bands recently came back from a two week tour of the West Coast which saw them share dates with Mammoth Grinder, Hatred Surge, Skin Like Iron, Walls, and many others. Both bands released LPs in 2010; Nomos dropped Notes From The Acheron in September (order it) while The Men are currently on their second pressing of Immaculada after initially releasing it in May (snag one).
More pictures and a video from Knitting Factory, below...
Screaming Females @ Siren Festival (more by Jessica Amaya)
Screaming Females are kicking off a sizeable tour tonight, Friday, August 13th, at Maxwell's (with Black Wine and Byrds Of Paradise) (tickets still available). The tour also includes a Saturday, August 14th (tomorrow) show at Death by Audio (with big soda and nude beach), AND now a September 15th record release show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Shellshag and Big Eyes (tickets are on sale).
All tour dates and a tour poster below...
by Dominic Masi Jr
Nude Beach (the band from NY, not the band from PA) are releasing a self-titled LP, their first, on Mandible Records this week. To celebrate, they're kicking off a tour by throwing a party at Lulu's (113 Franklin St) in Brooklyn TONIGHT (6/10). Prior to this record, the only Nude Beach release was a 7 song "demo tape" on Dead Broke Records. Listen to some songs on MySpace.
Joining them at Lulu's are Stupid Party, Roman Candles and Cool Intentions. It's Stupid Party's first show in a long time. They've been busy recording, getting ready to release a new 7", and Nate has been playing in the Babies. I heard the new SP songs live, last time they played, and they sounded great. Don't miss the double bill (but if you do, Nude Beach are back at Lulu's on July 8th).
All Nude Beach tour dates below...
by Bill Pearis
The Yummy Fur
There's a lot of great shows this weekend, but top of the list for me is Scottish cult indie rockers The Yummy Fur who have reformed to play a few shows surrounding a new best-of compilation, titled Piggy Wings, due out sometime soon on What's Your Rupture. They play
171 Lombardy Market Hotel Friday night. More influential than popular, The Yummy Fur started their life making scratchy, scrappy indiepop a la early Fall but got more glammy and synthy as they went on. Frontman John McKeown took the glam part further with his current band, 1990s. And former members Paul Thompson (who'll be part of tomorrow's show) and Alex Kapranos (who probably won't) have done okay for themselves since in Franz Ferdinand.
You can download one of my favorite Yummy Fur songs -- the 1999 single "Police Man" -- at the top of this post. This is the first, and likely last, time they've ever played the States, so miss this gig at your peril. What to expect? McKeown tells the NY Press:
Nothing. I'm never even really sure there will be people there, but I'm happy to play for whoever shows up. It's not like the band is our life anymore, so it doesn't mean anything to us except that we have affection for it. We do take it seriously, we play the gig straight, but we want to have fun. When 1990s plays the States and same with Franz Ferdinand, there are always people who come out and say they loved The Yummy Fur but we never made it over. This is their one chance.Also playing the 171 Lombardy show are Bishop Allen, German Measles and Mcdonalds. There's some YouTube video of Yummy Fur's first reunion show in Glasgow at the bottom of this post, as well as all other U.S. Yummy Fur dates.
Grant Hart is back in town for two shows -- tonight (1/14) at Cake Shop and Friday at Knitting Factory. For a man whose previous band put out eight albums in six years (two of which were double LPs), Hart has slowed down a lot since -- Hot Wax is Grant's first album in ten years, and only his fourth since Husker Du split. He talked about his current Quality Over Quantity policy with the The AV Club.
AVC: Why the 10-year hiatus between Good News For Modern Man and Hot Wax?Tonight's Cake Shop show is good all around, with Drink Up Buttercup and Sisters opening. Tomorrow's Knitting Factory show, Grant is actually opening for Gary Lucas' Gods & Monsters. And you can also catch up with the other half of Husker Du's songwriting force -- Bob Mould, when he plays City Winery next week.
GH: I've delved into a lot of non-musical projects. Learning new things and accomplishing things with my hands that I put aside as an adult to devote all my time to music. As I've gotten older, I've been concentrating on quality and no filler, and spending more time constructing all of the parts of music, rather than going into the studio with one or two parts and then letting the rest work itself out. The first song, "You're The Reflection Of The Moon On The Water," I took a year to come up with what I thought was an appropriate third verse. That's a long time to hold back on a song that you're excited about in order to make it more of a fulfilling experience. Would I have taken that opportunity in 1985? Hell no.
More things to do this weekend:
Tonight (Thursday, 1/14)
Les Savvy Fav's Tim Harrington hosts a night of comedy and music at The Bell House, featuring charming Malaysian singer-songwriter Zee Avi, and one of my favorite comedians of the moment, Kumail Nanjiani. Plus Stardweller, Rory Scovel, Kevin Barker and screenings of Harrington's Beardo shorts. Plus other shenanigans.
Another chance to see Hot Rats, Danny and Gaz of Supergrass in cover band mode at Bowery Ballroom. Their take on The Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right" is pretty great. I'm told Tuesday's show at MHoW was a blast. The Heavy open (and then play 92YTribeca on Saturday).
At Silent Barn is a night of hazy indiepop, headlined by fine new local band Big Troubles whose debut 7" just came out and is well worth picking up. You can download "Freudian Slips" from it at the top of this post. I doubt they've ever heard '90s shoegazers The Boo Radleys, but "Freudian Slips" bears more than a little resemblance to the Boos' single "Lazy Day," dontcha think? Also playing: next generation twee poppers Dream Diary, the experimental noise of Blissed Out and dreamy New Haven band Procedure Club.
Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl - 1/5 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Not tired from playing every day last week, Real Estate headline a killer Less Artists More Condos show at new venue St James Church. There's open bar from 8 - 9, which is my kind of religion. Real Estate just put out a new EP on Mexican Summer which is, I think, the band's 78th release in just under a year. Also playing are The Tony Castles, The Beets, and two of my favorite new(ish) local bands: Beach Fossils and Total Slacker. You can download Total Slacker's five-song demo (via a Mediafire link) at the top of this post.
The Bell House has a fun show of new sound for now: Brooklyn chamber pop band Miracles of Modern Science (download their EP for free here), the raucous pop of Philadelphia's Drink Up Buttercup, Ravens & Chimes' folk pop and Milagres (maybe you remember them when they were called The Secret Life of Sophia).
Joe Pernice plays a solo show at Mercury Lounge where he'll likely talk as much as he will sing, which is fine -- he's a great banterer. A pretty good writer too, as read in his first novel, It Feels So Good When I Stop which he'll read from I'm told. Joe just finished his next album, which is apparently not a Pernice Brothers or Chappaquiddick Skyline or solo record. I hope he hasn't gone synthpop. Something entirely new for 2010 sounds good.
The Cribs @ Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
If you can't make the St. James Church show on Friday, you can catch Beach Fossils again on Saturday night where they're playing a show at Monster Island put on by blog Chocolate Bobka. This looks to be a good show, as it also boasts Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Cleveland's Cloud Nothings and the druggy sounds of New Hope, Pennsylvania's Nude Beach. It's where I'll be Saturday night.
The Cribs (still with Johnny Marr) are at Irving Plaza where they'll play with our (well someone's) generation's Jim Morrison, the always entertaining Adam Green. "What Makes Him Act So Bad," the first MP3 off of Adam's upcoming album, Minor Love (out 2/16 on Fat Possum), is at the top of this post. The Cribs were just great when they played Bowery Ballroom in November.
Videos, flyers and tour dates follow...
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Sam Amidon @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
* Johnny Butler, Peter Evans Sextet @ Zebulon
* Les Paul Guitar Trio w/ José Feliciano @ Iridium
* Emilyn Brodsky, Noah Britton, PAPS, Sing with Voices @ Silent Barn
* Julian Lynch, Pop. 1280, Big Troubles, Queening, Henry Hynes @ Bruar Falls
* Babies, German Measles, Nude Beach, Neato Fleets, Sandworms @ Death By Audio
Jim Campilongo plays the Living Room every Monday night.
Chicha Libre plays Barbes every Monday night.
Reverend Vince Anderson is at Union Pool every Monday night.
Les Paul used to play Iridium Jazz Club every Monday night. Now his slot is filled by the Les Paul Guitar Trio and tribute shows in his honor.
Whiplash is at UCB every Monday night. Tonight's free show has Jim Norton (The Tonight Show), Amy Schumer (Last Comic Standing), Anthony Jeselnick (Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon), Dave Hill (The Dave Hill Explosion), Tom McCaffrey, & Jesse Popp.
Check out Dave Hill's End of 2009 Interview.
Pianos usually has comedy every Monday too ("This is It"), but they are currently closed for renovation.
The Death By Audio show is a Nude Beach LP release party.
The show at Silent Barn tonight is both free and
an features a set by a band called ACLU Benefit.
Follow @BVticketsONsale for even more notice of show tickets going on sale.
My Brightest Diamond has a show coming up at Bowery Ballroom which is on sale.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beth Orton have shows coming up at The Bell House.
Aziz Ansari has live shows, a CD, and a DVD in his future.
ALL has live shows in their future, but not this month anymore.
A Storm of Light played the show with Coalesce and Coliseum at Europa on 12/30. Pictures HERE. A video below...