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White Rabbits @ NYU Strawberry Festival (more by Lauren Monaco)
White Rabbits

Although we've probably mentioned it in other ways in other posts, the openers for the May 21st White Rabbits show at Bowery Ballroom are Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Antlers (it's a buzz bill @ bowery ballroom). Tickets are still on sale.

White Rabbits, who just played a free show at NYU earlier this month, are playing another free show tonight, May 11th, at Other Music (8pm).

More tour dates HERE, and the band's new video for "Percussion Gun" below...

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photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan gave a free in-store performance at Other Music in NYC on Saturday (4/18). The show was the last stop on a week-long record store tour that Bill set out on in support of his new album, out now, on Drag City Records. The show also conincided with Record Store Day, for which Other Music had a full day's schedule of entertainment planned (and a lot of limited Record Store Day records to sell).

In June, Bill will set out on a proper headlining tour. That includes the two previously-announced NYC shows at LPR and MHOW. All dates, and more pictures from Other Music, below...

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Record Store Day

"Many labels and bands are making special releases that will be exclusive to Record Store Day and available to purchase in the shop this Saturday only (sorry, no web orders). Here's a list of what we'll be carrying, but keep in mind, quantities are very limited!" - Other Music
Record stores all over the country will be participating in Record Store Day this Saturday, April 18, 2009. There will be live music and limited editions galore. Check out Other Music's entertainment schedule, and a list of the records they'll have in stock, below...

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Bishop Allen @ Other Music - March 10, 2009 (Modern Mystery Blog)
Bishop Allen

Record Store Day (April 18, 2009) at Other Music...

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Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan (of Smog)'s new record, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle will be released April 14th on Drag City. That same week, Callahan will be going on a promotional tour of U.S. record shops, with a NYC show at Other Music on Saturday, April 18th. April 18th, as you might remember, also happens to be Record Store Day. All dates below.

Callahan will also play two more NYC shows this summer, presumably as part of a larger tour (TBA). The first NY show is Saturday, June 13th show at (Le) Poisson Rouge (Tickets are on sale). The next is one night later, Sunday, June 14th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn with Sir Richard Bishop and His Freak Of Araby Ensemble. That show, which is part of the Northside Festival, goes on sale today at noon (and stay tuned for more info on how to get a badge that gets you into all Northside shows).

Bill Callahan's Brooklyn show is the second MHOW Northside announcement. The first was John Vanderslice who is playing our own showcase at the same venue two days earlier. Like CMJ does in October for the whole city, The Northside Festival is acting as an umbrella for most of the shows happening at most of the venues in Williamsburg from June 11-14. Badges will be sold that let you jump from show to show to show (capacity permitting). More details will be announced.

All Bill Callahan tour dates, the new album cover art and tracklist, and a Black Cab Session performance video, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Bishop Allen - Dimmer (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bishop Allen - The Ancient Commonsense of Things (MP3)

Bishop Allen

A record release party celebrating Bishop Allen's great new full-length, Grrr..., which comes out the same day as their in-store performance. [Other Music]
That little blurb is how Other Music is describing Bishop Allen's scheduled appearance in their NYC store on Tuesday (3/10) which is two days before the band kicks off their-to-SXSW-and-back tour that includes an appearance at the BrooklynVegan day party at Radio Room (formerly Bourbon Rocks) in Austin on the afternoon of March 19th (more details TBA), and two NYC shows in April. Check out their new video for "Dimmer" below...

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the new Kim's on 1st Ave (via Vanishing New York)

Etherea on Avenue A (via Stupefaction)

"Pretty soon, Other Music is going to be the only record store left in Manhattan. Blog Stupefaction reports that Etherea Records will shut down this February after 13 years in the East Village. The shop, on Avenue A between 4th and 5th Streets, plans to honor all gift certificates and store credits, and until the doors close, everything is 30% off.

This news, of course, comes as Mondo Kim's empties on St. Marks and both the Times Square and Union Square Virgin Megastores limp out their final days. (Remember when chains like Virgin were the main threat to little independent record shops? The 90s were such an innocent time.) For more context, check out this New York Times map from last April illustrating Manhattan's surviving record stores, as pointed out by a helpful Stupefaction reader." [Racked]

I don't think there is official word yet on Virgin Megastore Union Square actually closing, but some say it is inevitable.

In related news, Sound Fix's record store isn't closing, but its attached venue is.

photos by Lori Baily

These Are Powers

THESE ARE POWERS, the Brooklyn/Chicago based trio of future primitives have announced plans for a United States tour. The dates include select performances with Abe Vigoda, Bird Names and US Girls, and begin February 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up on March 27 in Richmond, Virginia. Touring in support of All Aboard Future, available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. The vinyl is 180 grams, housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a coupon to download the songs as MP3s. We would also like to extend an apology to Sarah Wilmer, whose gorgeous photograph was not credited on the LP.
These are Powers played their first of six NYC shows in a month last Friday (1/23). It was at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Ponytail and Pattern is Movement.

Their next NYC show is tonight, Friday January 30th, with Dan Deacon and friends AT The 1896 (NOT AT DANBRO). They also have shows coming up at the recently-almost-burned-down Monster Island, Manhattan's Less Artists More Condos, the record store Other Music, 92Y Tribeca, and many other places across the country. All dates and more pictures from last week's show, below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Thomas Function - Belly of the Beast (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thomas Function - Conspiracy (MP3)

Thomas Function
Thomas Function

Thomas FunctionAlabama's Thomas Function are in town this weekend for a trio of shows as part of trawl down the East Coast. Admission: I think I picked up Thomas Function's debut album, Celebration!, about four times last year thinking it was a LCD Soundsystem record -- singer Joshua Macero, whose mug graces the cover, looks a lot like James Murphy, at least when quickly flipping through CDs. After seeing so many times I finally got around to actually listening to it, and while absolutely nothing like the DFA head (not that I expected it to be), these Alabamians raise quite a ruckus with their spirited, organ-driven garage rock.

There's also come country and bluegrass in there too, as you might expect from a band living that far south but, really, Thomas Function grooves to their own beat. The band have also released a slew of 7" singles, most of which are now out of print or at least hard to find. Maybe they'll have some of them to sell at their shows. They play a free show at Other Music tonight (1/23), Cake Shop on Saturday (1/24) and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (1/25). Full tour dates and video at the bottom of this post.

Golden Triangle

The most interesting show of the weekend for me is Friday (1/23) at Death By Audio. Headlining are locals Golden Triangle, whose debut EP just came out on Kemado's vinyl-only imprint, Mexican Summer. (You can get it digitally from Emusic, though.) Some songs veer towards Vivian Girls/Fuzzbox/Slits territory, other songs remind me a lot of The Fall, and they cover Redd Kross' "Annette's Got the Hits." That's a one-two-three punch for me. (It's also the second band I've written about here to do a Redd Kross cover, the other being Box Elders.) The six-piece are about to head out on tour with King Khan & the Shrines so the rest of the country will get a chance to check them out too.

Also on the bill: Brazilian band Garotas Suecas, who will be compared to Os Mutantes because it's obvious and easy, but these kids are a little more straight up fun garage rock a la Mando Diao or The Fleshtones. I like what I've heard and it's the only NYC performance they have left (they also played Vassar last night). Plus, the lovely, downcast electric folk of NYC's Tall Firs; and hushed trio Metal Mountains that features Helen Rush, Samara Lubelski and Pat Gubler, all of whom spent time in Tower Recordings. So the night starts quiet and gets progressively louder and crazier.


I'd also like to (also) recommend the Valerie Collective show at Webster Hall tonight (1/23). Collective is a key term here. Many of the groups playing share members and the difference between Anoraak and College (my two favorites of the night), sonically, is minimal (one sings more than the other) but it's such a cool sound. It's big, lush, and retro, unabashedly '80s, and done to perfection. I have no idea if the groups will really translate to the live setting but if you're dancing you probably won't notice if they don't. Steve Moore's Lovelock is also on the bill.

The Week That Was
The Week that Was

Lastly, SXSW will be upon us any minute and even if you aren't heading to Austin, New Yorkers are able to experience a little of the excitement as bands from the UK and Europe often make a pitstop here on their way to or from the festival. We already mentioned that Swedish rockers The Soundtrack of Our Lives are playing both Bowery and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets are on-sale today, 1/23) which I wholeheartedly recommend you check out, but I'm even more excited to see that The Week That Was are playing Mercury Lounge on March 9.

TWTW are one of the two splinter groups created when Sunderland, UK's Field Music decided to retire that moniker but still basically make music together. David Brewis released a phonetics-obsessed solo project under the name School of Language (which toured here last March). His brother Peter created The Week That Was, a concept album equally obsessed with (lyrically) The Media and (sonically) the Big '80s production style of Kate Bush and Trevor Horn. It's a brilliant album that made my Top Five of 2008. Both David Brewis and Field Music keyboardist Andrew Moore, plus about five others on percussion and strings. I'm not sure how many members strong they'll be at Mercury Lounge, but if they even come close to replicating the album's wall-of-sound, it will be worth attending. Tickets are on-sale today since Noon.

All tour dates, videos and flyers after the jump....

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Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion is out on vinyl this Tuesday January 6th. Listening parties will be held the same day in many different locations around the country. NYC's is at Other Music who say, "We're throwing a listening party in the shop that night from 6 to 8PM, with free pizza and beverages, plus raffles and give-aways galore. See you Tuesday!" Pitchfork returned from vactation today and gave the album a 9.6.

Tour dates HERE.

Merriweather Post

Animal Collective's 9th full-length album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on deluxe 2xLP 180-gram gatefold vinyl with full album download card (WAV or MP3) January 6th 2009, on Domino Records in North America. The CD & digital release date will remain January 20th (Jan. 12 UK/Europe).

To coincide with the early vinyl release will be a series of release/listening parties across the country in conjunction with Terrorbird Media, Domino, record stores, blogs and college radio stations. The release parties will take place at record stores or venues the week of the vinyl release and will feature pre-orders, Animal Collective listing party exclusive goodies including giant posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and grand prize giveaways of 'The Domino Years' prize packs. Every party will be a little different, and information on the specifics of each party will be available on the host's website.

The current list of cities and hosts is below...

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Will Sheff

Okkervil River's Will Sheff added a few shows to his previously mentioned itinerary. That includes an in-store at Other Music in NYC the night before he plays Music Hall in Brooklyn. Listen to Will read at Daytrotter. Check out all the dates below...

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Times New Viking @ McCarren Pool (more by Lori Baily)
Times New Viking

Times New Viking will be opening for Wire at Irving Plaza in NYC on October 9th.

Tickets for WFMU's free WIRE show will be available starting TODAY (Wednesday, September 3rd) at Other Music (15 E. 4th St, Manhattan). Drop by during store hours to pick up your free tickets (limit 2 per person); we expect them to disappear quickly, so don't procrastinate. UK artpunk legends WIRE play Thursday, October 9th at The Fillmore (17 Irving Place, NYC): all ages, doors at 7:30pm, free to the public (tickets are REQUIRED for entry).
More Wire tour dates HERE. More Times New Viking tour dates HERE.

DOWNLOAD: No Age - Eraser (MP3)

No Age on Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (more by Leia Jospe)
No AGe on Lamar Bridge

NounsAs mentioned, No Age release their awesome new record Nouns today (and Pitchfork gave it a very high score) (and it is streaming at Spinner). And as you know, No Age play a show at Bowery Ballroom (again) tonight (May 6) with High Places and Fiasco (and No Age played a show last night for FADER).

"Even on a day when Nine Inch Nails have suddenly dropped a late Easter present of a surprise free album, No Age have completely dominated internet music-chatter." [Status Ain't Hood]
MTV News recently did a feature on lo fi music. Bands they highlighted include Jay Reatard, Times New Viking, Tyvek, Psychedelic Horseshit, and of course No Age. Download a related, free mixtape HERE or just listen to the muxtape. Watch the MTV News video below.

Lots of other people have recorded and released No Age video too. You can watch No Age play in Other Music, watch them play ping pong with Vice, watch them play in Juan's Basement for Pitchfork TV, watch them play in that vegan food store, and watch them in their practice space. They also played in Amoeba Records and those videos are below (along with the MTV one).....

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DOWNLOAD: Antipop Consortium - Volcano (MP3)

Antipop Consorritum @ Knitting Factory in March (more by Leia Jospe)
Antipop Consortium

Speaking of Other Music, I've been meaning to mention:

Reunited and it feels so good! Legendary hip-hop experimentalists Antipop Consortium are back together performing at Other Music! Please make note of the date change above.

OTHER MUSIC: 15 East 4th Street NYC
Free admission / Limited Capacity

Their new album will be called 'FLORESCENCENT BLACK'. It won't be released until next year, and that's a track off of it above. Other tour dates below...

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Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 19th, Other Music is excited to be taking part in Record Store Day along with hundreds of other independently owned music shops across the country. Throughout the day we'll be selling limited vinyl singles and EPs (exclusive to shops participating in Record Store Day) from the likes of Vampire Weekend, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus and Built to Spill, along with give aways, prizes, and 10% off of everything in the shop for the entire day. Also, various members from great bands will be stopping by to spin their favorite tunes throughout the afternoon. We hope that you can come by the shop and celebrate the day with us, and for those of you not in New York City, please make sure to visit your favorite local record store and show them your support!

TAPES 'N TAPES - 12:30 to 2PM

Regina Spektor is playing Sound Fix on Record Store Day. Read what Regina had to say about it below....

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The Dirtbombs @ local 506, April 3, 2008 (lord dut)

The Dirtmbombs play a free show in Other Music in just a few hours (April 7th, 8pm). Thay played Maxwell's this weekend, and they're back in NYC to play Bowery Ballroom in four days. Tickets for that, and other shows on their tour with Kelley Stoltz, are still on sale. All dates below.....

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Boredoms @ Other Music - March 31, 2008 (Tim Soter)
Boredoms @ Other Music

The Boredoms' Other Music in-store was a once in a lifetime experience for those in attendance who got to witness Japan's legendary experimental tribalists up close in such a small space. With the band's three drummers Muneomi Senju, Yojiro and Yoshimi P-We, EYE's table of effects and a wall of amplifiers taking up half the shop floor, there wasn't any room for the seven-neck guitar, but the group's 40-or-so-minute set was every bit as intense and visceral as Sunday's show at Terminal 5. We have a full review to come; in the meantime, here are a couple of photos courtesy of Tim Soter from last night's performance. Boredom's new album, Super Roots 9 (on Thrill Jockey), will be available for download next Tuesday, April 8th, and the CD is currently in stock at our NYC shop. [Other Music]
Check out another review of the Terminal 5 show @ WFMU.

Super Roots 9Super Roots 9

You get a ticket if you buy the new CD Super Roots 9. They still have some left at the store right now. The Boredoms also play Terminal 5 the night before. (thx anon...I think)

by Leia Jospe

Black Lips @ Other Music

Black Lips also played Bowery Ballrooom last night. More pictures from Other Music below....

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Taken By Trees in Other Music, NYC - Feb 21, 2008 (roboppy)
Taken By Trees in Other Music

She was happy in her own way, shy and introspected, with the crowd and seemed like she gave us a last minute gift for how quiet we were for her. She whispered her guitarist and soon after he started playing their new song that has been hitting every blog around these days, her cover of Guns N' Roses's "Sweet Child of Mine". It was definitely the best moment of the show. [Curtains On @ Hiro Ballroom]
Taken By Trees - 2008 Tour Dates
28 February - Roxy Los Angeles CA
01 March - Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
04 March - Triple Door Seattle WA

P.S. Watch video from Richard Hawley's show at Other Music below....

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TD @ Other Music, NYC - Jan 31, 2008 (OM)
Toumani Diabate

Vampire Weekend @ Other Music, NYC (Bao Nguyen)
Vampire Weekend @ Other music

Vampire Weekend (who are also playing in a store this Monday night) played Other Music during CMJ (pictured), and now you can watch it online. The Clean played Other Music too, and that is also up for viewing.

Toumani Diabate is on tour, playing Bowery Ballroom on January 31st, AND playing Other Music on January 30th.

Blood on the WallTaken By Trees is going on tour, playing Hiro Ballroom on February 22nd, AND playing Other Music on Febuary 21st.

Black Lips are going on tour, playing Bowery Ballroom on March 10th, playing Music Hall on March 11th, AND playing Other Music on March 11th.

Blood on the Wall is playing Music Hall on February 22nd with Cause Co-Motion!, AND Other Music on February 20th. All tour dates below...

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The Clean @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 26, 2007 (CRED)
The Clean @ Other Music

Tinariwen @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 27, 2007 (CRED)
Tinariwen @ Other Music

Did you want to catch Celebration at Other Music last week, but didn't? The Clean? Tinariwen? Will you not make it to Richard Hawley tonight? Well, now thanks to the magic of high-quality streaming video, you won't have missed anything. "Live at Other Music" kicks off with the October St. Vincent performance. Beautiful