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Another year, another round of band holiday sweaters. This year we can get in the holiday spirit by wrapping ourselves in warm, cozy attire from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above 1979, Descendents (again), Metallica, and more. Just like Grandma used to make. That's the QOTSA one pictured above, and the other three are pictured below.
As discussed, Queens of the Stone Age (who made Amazon's and Rough Trade's top albums of 2013 lists) will be in NYC for the holiday season when their tour brings them to Barclays Center on December 14 with The Kills. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated tour dates are listed below.
QOTSA's tour includes an Australia/New Zealand run in March with Nine Inch Nails and former Distillers singer Brody Dalle (who's also married to Josh Homme of QOTSA). Brody recently announced details of a new solo album (via Music Week), which will be out in early 2014 via Caroline. The record is set to feature contributions from Garbage's Shirley Manson, plus Warpaint singer Emily Kokal, Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, QOTSA basist Michael Shuman, former Girls (and current Papa) member Darren Weiss, and more. And it's being produced by Alain Johannes, who's worked with QOTSA, Arctic Monkeys, and did Brody's Spinnerette album.
All QOTSA dates are listed, along with more sweater pics, below...
Solange at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Northside Festival
As you probably know from reading this site, Northside Festival is underway in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. If you have a badge, you can use it to get in to any official Northside showcase but admission is based on capacity. If it's a show you really want to go to, make sure to get there early, especially at smaller venues. Set times for most shows are available on Northside's Sched.org site. All Northside showcases listed below are indicated as such in the event title.
Solange @ McCarren Park (Northside)
Tonight's free Northside show in McCarren Park is being headlined by pop explorer Solange. It's totally RSVPed out but if you've got a Northside badge you're guaranteed entry. Solange is on at 6:45 so you can catch her set and still do whatever night plans you've got (hopefully the weather holds out). Also on the bill is Petite Noir, Cable, and My Midnight Heart.
Christopher Owens @ The Slipper Room
The onetime Girls frontman recently released an acoustic version of his solo album, Lysandre, and has been playing similarly unplugged shows, like this -- the second of two nights at this tiny LES club.
PAPA @ Glasslands (Northside)
Meanwhile, another former Girls member, Darren Weiss, will be bringing his band PAPA to NYC tonight for a show at Glasslands. Support comes from Future of What and Grand Rapids.
Bang on a Can @ Michael Schimmel Center
One of New York City's most prominent marathons of avant-garde music, Bang On A Can, comes to Pace University's Schimmel Center for the 28th year in a row today. Talent includes Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond), Talk Normal, David Lang, Asphalt Orchestra, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Maya Beiser, and many more.
Lambhop @ Warsaw (Northside)
Alt-country vets Lambchop returned in 2012 with a new album and they'll be back in NYC tonight for a Northside show at Europa with Rebecca Hart. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
The Soft Moon, Pop. 1280, Grooms @ 285 Kent (Northside)
Fans of the dark, gothy and dissonant will want to head here for a triple-shot of just that. The Soft Moon rocket on an intense motorik groove, Pop. 1280 should be playing songs from their forthcoming new album, and Grooms do the post-Sonic Youth indie rock better than most. Tickets are still available.
Light Asylum, Young Magic, Psychic Twin, O Paradiso, Adventure @ Cameo (Northside)
Not too far off from the post-industrial EBM genre of goth dance music, Light Asylum (and their magnetic singer, Shannon Fuchess) have long ruled the fringes of the Brooklyn dance world. Tonight they headline a synth-heavy bill at this N. 6th street club which recently refurbished it's flowy hanging art installation. Tickets are still available.
Dead Prez @ Herbert Von King Park (Summerstage)
Dead Prez, who Kanye West recently cited as being the group that most influenced his rap style, will be playing tonight in Bed-Stuy's Herbert Von King Park. It's part of this summer's free Summerstage series. The concert from the socially conscience underground legends will be coupled with a screening of "Soul Food Junkies."
Nu Sensae at NXNE on Thursday (6/13) (more by David Andrako)
Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, Big Ups, Psychic Blood @ Shea Stadium (Northside)
If you're into bands that make a hell of a racket, you'd be pretty well off wrapping up your Northside weekend at Shea tonight. Sludgy psych rockers Psychic Blood will kick things off, followed by smirky Brooklyn post-hardcore four piece Big Ups, then the perfectly-named Destruction Unit, who are one of the loudest punk bands around at the moment, and finally, Vancouver's Sonic Youth-y punks Nu Sensae. Tickets are still available, Northside badges accepted too.
Title Fight, Candy Hearts @ Rocks Off Cruise
If you'd rather hop on a boat than do the whole Northside thing, emotionally-charged punks Title Fight are headlining a Rocks Off cruise with support from sugary pop punks Candy Hearts. The cruise boards at 7 PM on Pier 83 (W 42 St & West Side Highway) and departs at 8 PM.
Black Flag @ Secret Williamsburg venue
"Black Flag" (the one with Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes) just played two Warsaw shows (Friday and Saturday) and now they're hanging around NYC for one more show at a secret Williamsburg venue tonight. Sold out.
Cast Iron Hike, Primitive Weapons, Lunglust @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn sludge/hardcore band Primitive Weapons play a hometown show tonight at Saint Vitus with Cast Iron Hike and Lunglust.
Subhumans, Adolescents, Drunken Rampage, The Krays @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
Legendary UK punks Subhumans are at MHOW tonight for their second of two NYC shows. This one's also part of the Northside festival and is doubly good because another legendary band, Adolescents, is on the bill too.
Limp Wrist, Hoax, Nomad & more @ Le Poisson Rouge
Queercore vets Limp Wrist play their second of two NYC shows tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Support is solid too, coming from Hoax, Nomad, Give, and S.H.I.T.
Born Ruffians, The Spinto Band, Turf War @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside)
Toronto indie stalwarts Born Ruffians, whose new album came out in April, headline this solid pop bill presented by the good folks at Pop Montreal that also features underrated Delaware combo The Spinto Band and Augusta, GA's scrappy Turf War. Tickets are still available.
Jim Coleman, Half Waif, The Bones of J.R. Jones @ Pete's Candy Store (Northside)
Pete's Candy Store will be hosting their 5th 2013 Northside show with three local acts performing. They are all on the chiller side, so if your body is aching today from three nights of Northside, this might be a nice change of pace for you. It's especially worth showing up for synth pop trio Half Waif.
Ratking, Hot Sugar & more @ Knitting Factory (Northside)
Ratking are also playing a Northside show tonight at Knitting Factory. Hot Sugar and Normally Important are on the bill too. This show should be a nice warm up (pun intended) for Ratking's next NYC date.
Color War and Jason Bartell of Fang Island @ Ace Hotel
Brooklyn's Color War are doing a Sunday residency at Ace Hotel with a different special guest each week. Today's guest is Jason Bartell of Fang Island.
Clearwater Music Festival
If you are looking to get out of the city, or you have a hippy father, then perhaps the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson is your cup of tea for today. The show benefits the preservation of the Hudson River and features performances from Pete Seeger & Lorrre Wyatt, Son Volt, Hot Tuna and Kris Kristofferson today.
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Check out the full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!
Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....
San Francisco's Girls headlined two sold-out nights at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (9/22) and Friday (9/23). The band performed in a sea of floral arrangements, which seemed to make the connection between their poppy tunes and sunny '60s-era idealism. There was plenty of cheeriness ("Hunny Bunny," "My Love") from their new record, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. But the album has a darker side too: the metal thrashing of "Die," the whispered desperation of "Vomit," with its Dark Side of the Moon-style rapture at the end. The touring band, eight members strong with a trio of backup singers, vacillated between those two modes over the course of their 90-plus-minute Thursday night set.
Girls are excellent at mirroring the musical styles of the past, from surfy Beach Boys tunes to soulful McCartney-esque ballads. And frontman Christopher Owens seemed content to lets the polished sounds of the band take over, though the show's best moments featured him at his most bare. When Owens came back alone for the first song of the encore, "Jamie Marie," the crowd chuckled along at his rambling asides. The band came back to finish that song and play "Substance" and "Just a Song," completing the trio of sleepy send-offs.
In the role of the tortured frontman-down to the bleached blond hair and opiate addiction-Owens is a compelling presence that puts the band beyond being a mere nostalgia act. But the setlist Thursday night didn't really do him any favors. Front-loaded with hits like "Lust for Life" and "Laura," the second-half of the show dragged on, and reinforced the sameness of some of his songs.
Nobunny, whose First Blood is easily one of my top five album's this year, opened the show with a hilarious, grimy set. The opener, "Your Mouth," tipped the crowd off to his perverse humor, which continued with songs that included "(Do the) Fuck Yourself," "Blow Dumb," "I Am a Girlfriend," "Ain't It a Shame" and "You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll," a Nobunny-penned Hunx song that got the biggest reaction of the night.
The first band, Papa, made up of Girls' guitarist and drummer with a piano player and bassist, proved to be competent musicians, but the group just didn't have the songs to make the set enjoyable.
More pictures from Friday (the review is from Thursday) below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
After shows in Montreal, Chicago, and even under a bridge in Quebec, The Do are halfway across the country in Minneapolis. The Paris/Helsinki band played their first of two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge on 9/7 with PAPA, Aislyn (who play Pianos on Friday 9/17), and Paper Raincoat. The next night, the band would take on the much larger Bell House with Dinosaur Feathers as the first steps of an overall US tour that will come to a close next week in LA.
The Do are supporting their April release A Mouthful on Six Degrees Records. Pictures from the Mercury Lounge show are below...