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Peter Silberman (right) w/ The Antlers earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Peter

Death by Audio is now closed for good, and as you've probably heard by now it's only about another month before its S. 2nd & Kent neighbor Glasslands will be the same. Like DbA, Glasslands is going out with some cool final shows like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight (11/24) and others that we posted HERE. Since we last spoke, more of these cool shows have been announced, including:

TEEN and Beverly team up on December 4 with Charly Bliss and Scully (tickets).

The highly entertaining Peelander-Z return on December 6 with Life Size Maps and Hard Nips (tickets).

Suckers, DOM, Future Punx and Cameron Hull play on December 11 with a DJ set from MAZED (tickets).

Beach Fossils play December 17 with PC Worship, Jerry Paper, and Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur pulls double duty opening the show with his other band Laced (tickets).

Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore team up on December 18 (tickets).

Widowspeak and What Moon Things play together on December 20 (tickets).

There's a big holiday party on December 21 that will have a house band led by Darkside's Dave Harrington, featuring a number of guest singers from other Brooklyn bands including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and a handful of others. The house band also includes Dave Harrington/Nico Jaar collaborator Will Epstein, ARMS' Todd Goldstein and more. Full list of singers and house band lineup below. Tickets are on sale.

Bass Drum of Death play December 28 with Mitski (who plays Knitting Factory before that), Sundelles and LUSHES (tickets).

Other previously-announced upcoming Glasslands shows include TR/ST, Waxahatchee, Ducktails, Ex Cops, Com Truise, The Blow and more.

Dave Harrington holiday party info below...

Continue reading "Peter Silberman, Widowspeak, BDOD, Beach Fossils, Suckers, DOM, Beverly, TEEN, more playing final Glasslands shows"

by Andrew Sacher

Mitski at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Halloween (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mitski

Brooklyn's Mitski releases her new album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, next week (11/11) via Double Double Whammy but you can now listen to it in full. Here's what we've said about the four singles that had come out so far:

She's already put out three singles from the album, and all of them have been different. The first, "First Love / Late Spring," is a dose of singer/songwriter pop, maybe the closest to her older material, but the next single, "Townie," changed any idea of her you may have had with its rougher '90s-style indie rock and Mitski's wailing vocals. Then came "I Don't Smoke," a distortion-coated slab of lo-fi with those powerful pipes intact once again.

Now she's returned with a fourth single from the album, "I Will." This one starts with minimal backing -- just bass and drums -- but similar to a song like Waxahatchee's "Brother Bryan," Mitski makes it sound like a folk song. Eventually keyboards come in too, adding a few more layers but still keeping the song from crossing over into a bigger pop territory.

The rest of the album only brings in more diversity, as you can hear for yourself by streaming it below.

As discussed, Mitski is going on a tour with folk singer Johanna Warren which hits NYC on November 13 at Silent Barn for her record release show. Since we last spoke, it was revealed that that bill also includes Eskimeaux and Told Slant, both of which are part of The Epoch collective and share members.

She's also since tacked on another NYC show happening after that tour on December 18 at Knitting Factory with two other Epoch bands, Bellows and Small Wonder, plus Atlanta's 100 Watt Horse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, you can catch Mitski singing in the proggy collective Voice Coils at Trans-Pecos TONIGHT (11/6) on a great bill that also includes Brooklyn noise rockers PC Worship and Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords.

Updated dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Mitski streaming new LP, expands tour (updated dates); Voice Coils playing Trans-Pecos tonight"

Woods at Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Woods

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Death by Art @ Death by Audio
For the last 16 days of it's existence, DIY space Death by Audio will host an art instalation all over the premises, including what used to be the DbA pedal shop and other areas you may not have known existed. Tonight's the official opening, starts at 8 PM and is free.

Woods, Nonhorse, Lame Drivers, Woolen Men @ Death By Audio
Meanwhile in the show space (there's art there too), it's another killer #ripdba show, headlined by Woods. Go early and catch Portland's excellent Woolen Men. Go early also because it will sell out.

Deerhoof, Trans Am, White Reaper @ Baby's All Right
Celebrating their 20th year as a band and the release of another strong album (La Isla Bonita), Deerhoof remain an arty indie rock dynamo live. This is their final of three consecutive nights at Baby's and the one with arguably the most interesting openers. Sold out.

Dean Wareham, Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Bradford Cox @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham.

Kimbra, Empress Of @ Bowery Ballroom
Kimbra quickly escalated from only being known (in the US) as the other singer on that omnipresent Gotye song to someone who could headline some pretty large rooms. She recently released her first album since that newfound success, The Golden Echo, which features contributions from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and others.

Stevie Wonder (performing "Songs in the Key of Life") @ Madison Square Garden
Steve Wonder's 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life contains some of his best-loved songs -- "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely," "As" -- and he'll be performing the album live tonight, the kickoff show for his fall tour.

Avi Buffalo, High Highs @ Mercury Lounge
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Tonight begins the 3-day multi-venue Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with two shows: Manik at Kinfolk and Move D, Reagenz, Forma and more at Output.

New York Comedy Festival
Laughter invades NYC the day we might need it post (post midterm elections), with a host of big-league talent and venues all over the city. Thursday's offerings include shows with Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Bridget Everett, Pete Holmes,Sasheer Zamata and more. Check the NYCF schedule for ticket availability.

Jenny Lewis, Girlpool @ The Space At Westbury
Jenny Lewis is on the road supporting her quality new solo record, and the former Rilo Kiley singer's been working in a few cuts from her old band too. Opening the show is young and rising LA duo Girlpool, who made a big impact on NYC during CMJ.

Dean Blunt, Gobby, Loren Connors @ The Studio At Webster Hall
Electronic musician Dean Blunt makes a ton of different sounds on his new album Black Metal, which came out this week on Rough Trade. Tonight's got a good lineup of fellow electronic musician Gobby and avant-guitarist Loren Connors.

PC Worship, Horse Lords, Voice Coils @ Trans-Pecos
This is a great bill with local noise rockers PC Worship, skronky Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, and proggy local collective Voice Coils (mems, Mitski, Roomrunner, Extra Life, Porches, more).

Body/Head, Nate Young's Regression Nightmare, Steven Baczkowski @ Union Pool
This is a great double bill of noise rock with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's experimental guitar-led duo Body/Head and Wolf Eyes' Nate Young's band Regression Nightmare. They do it again tomorrow too.

Ben Sollee @ City Winery
Cellist and singer-songwriter Ben Sollee is due for a new album soon (his last proper album was 2012's Half Made Man). Until then, enjoy his genre-bending songwriting tonight.

Fool's Gold Anniversary Party @ Webster Hall
A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' electornic/hip hop label Fool's Gold are celebrating their 7th birthday at tonight's show which doubles as one of Just Blaze's House parties. Veteran rapper/actor/NBA player/sports agent/writer/producer/director Master P is on the bill, along with Rowdy Rebel, Brenmar and a bunch of others.

Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth, Negation @ Saint Vitus
Industrial/power electronics wiz Alberich makes quite devastating noise, and it's even more so at the live shows.

Gesaffelstein, JDH & Dave P @ Terminal 5
Parisian producer just keeps getting bigger and bigger, probably because he knows how to bring the party which he'll do at T5 tonight.

Benjamin Booker, Blank Range @ Mercury Lounge
Benjamin Booker makes soulful blues/garage rock and tonight begins a two-night stand in NYC on his tour with Blank Range.

Wave Racer, Louis Futon, Seventh Wonder, Powerslug, Alex English @ Verboten
This bill is loaded with dance acts, headlined by Wave Racer who's kind of the Australian version of Rustie with his maximal but highly melodic take on dubstep and trap.

Suicide Girls @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Suicide Girls are currently on their 'Blackheart Burlesque Tour' which first hit NYC on Halloween and now returns tonight at MHOW.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Andrew Sacher

PCPC at Saint Vitus last week (more by PSquared)
PCPC

As discussed, members of Parquet Courts and PC Worship have joined forces as PCPC. They made their live debut opening for Thurston Moore at Saint Vitus last week (read our review), and now they've put out their first recording, "Fell Into The Wrong Crowd." In our live review, we said that PCPC have shades of Bad Moon Rising-era Sonic Youth, and this 11-minute jam definitely does but it's also covered in vocal distortion and a little druggier than SY. It's good, noisy stuff and you can stream it below.

Parquet Courts also have a less noisy LP on the way as Parkay Quarts, and they play a big show at Webster Hall on December 11 with PC Worship and Blues Control. Tickets are still available.

Meanwhile you can catch PC Worship at Trans Pecos tonight (10/29).

Song stream below...

Continue reading "PCPC (Parquet Courts + PC Worship) release first song (stream ++ related shows)"

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
Jeff Tweedy

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on night 2 of its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room and tickets are still available.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn't stop writing intense music -- quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. Tonight's the NYC release show and there's quality support too.

Weyes Blood, Tonstartssbandht, King Cyst, DJ Joshy @ Glasslands
Weyes Blood's new album is out now, and it's a good one but her powerhouse vocals really come across in a live setting. This whole bill is good too, with experimentalists Tonstartssbandht and King Cyst, the psychedelic project of Big Troubles' Luka Usmiani. Drippy Eye Projections will be there to provide just the right kind of visuals for this lineup.

PC Worship, Ashcan Orchestra, Mario Diaz De Leon, Hair Jail, Mister Matthews @ Trans-Pecos
PC Worship have been regulars on the noise scene in Brooklyn for a while now, but their new album is their most song-oriented (and possibly best) stuff yet. They've had a busy year, and any chance to catch them is a good one.

Holly Miranda & Ambrosia Parsley, Benjamin Biolay, Chris Maxwell @ Rockwood Music Hall
Parsley y Miranda start their four-week residency tonight with Chris Maxwell, and French songwriter Benjamin Biolay (who doesn't play the US hardly ever).

Motion Studies (as Prince), Sunflower Bean (as Smashing Pumpkins), Dances (as The Strokes), Haybaby (as Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Scherzo (as DFA 1979) @ Baby's All Right
One thing Halloween always means in the music world is cover shows galore, and Baby's is getting an early start by throwing one tonight.

The Felice Brothers and the Nun Neil Young All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
Another early Halloween party is tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with folk rockers The Felice Brothers. There will be a costume contest judged by the 'Bros themselves, and "more Halloween excitement!"

Anoraak (live), Alan Blancato, In The Night @ Cameo
College and Electric Youth will both be here separately in the the next month, and tonight you can catch the remaining third of 2012's Drive tour, Anoraak (who's also a College collaborator), playing a live set at Cameo.

Carl Cox @ Output
Veteran British DJ and general dance music legend Carl Cox helped pioneer house and acid. He's still raving, as you can hear tonight.

The Memories @ Cake Shop
Portland, OR duo of Erik Gage and Kyle Handley (who are both in White Fang too) write songs mainly about girls and getting high, the two pillars of rock n' roll -- though The Memories fall more on the lo-fi pop end of the spectrum.

Purling Hiss, Meatbodies, Yonatan Gat, Dream Police @ Death by Audio
Philadelphia's Purling Hiss make classic"-style indie rock, with fuzzy guitars and big hooks, and an affinity for Neil Young style jams (and volume). Also on the bill are Meatbodies, whose main man is Chad Ubovich (of Mikal Cronin's band) and who make crunchy jams in the general Ty/Ohsees idiom. Plus former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat, and a Men side project Dream Police open. This will be a good show to see at DbA.

Mozart's Sister, Jerry Paper, Giant Claw @ Trans-Pecos (Basement)
Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), mixes mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Thompson definitely brings her own strong personality. She's always been an engaging performer, so this is definitely worth checking out.

Jon Langford @ The Bell House
Following the sold-out premiere of documentary Revenge of The Mekons at Film Forum is this afterparty featuring Mekons frontman Langford.

Captain Sensible, Fred Armisen, Mistress Formica @ Bowery Electric
The Damned are playing Irving Plaza on Halloween, but before that guitarist Captain Sensible will play this spooky edition of the Sally Can't Dance Party with appearances from Fred Armisen and legendary NYC drag queen Mistress Formica. We're hoping the Captain plays "Brenda" or at least "Jet Boy Jet Girl."

Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word @ Knitting Factory
Conscious rapper Brother Ali doesn't have any new records to support this time around, but he's got over a decade of standout material to pull from.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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photos by PSquared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher

Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore

The Thurston Moore Band -- aka Thurston Moore, his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitarist James Sedwards -- brought their tour in support of their brand new album The Best Day to Saint Vitus Tuesday night ("we're on our tour of Northeast black metal clubs," Thurston joked on stage). Thurston's new album is the most Sonic Youth-sounding thing he's been involved with since The Eternal, and he's definitely got the right band for the job. James Sedwards is a bit more of a J Mascis type than a Lee Ranaldo (he threw a few wailing guitar solos in there), but Deb held down that SY-style bass playing really well and it was fun to watch her rock out on a small stage in comparison to seeing her with MBV last year. And of course Steve and Thurston have insane chemistry. It's impossible to not wish Kim and Lee were on stage too, but during some of those noise buildups it almost felt like being at a SY show.

Opening the night was their tourmates PCPC, the collaborative band that Andrew Savage and Austin Brown of Parquet Courts formed with members of PC Worship. This year, Andrew and Austin already have a Parquet Courts album out and a Parkay Quarts album on the way that they recently put out a track from, but it was a mystery as to what PCPC would sound like. Turns out they sound... a lot like Sonic Youth. You could argue it was almost a little too similar to be opening for Thurston Moore, but PCPC did it well. Their set had plenty of noise jams too, but these were definitely well-written songs, kind of in the Bad Moon Rising style. Andrew splits lead vocals with one of the PC Worship members, and though Austin doesn't sing in this one, he still stands there looking a lot like a young Thurston Moore. Andrew had jokes too -- "Have you had enough? Or are you thurston for some moore?" Heh heh.

The Thurston/PCPC tour returns to NYC on Sunday (10/26) at Rough Trade. That show is sold out but we're giving away tickets.

Video of PCPC's set and one of Thurston playing "Psychic Hearts," with more pictures from Saint Vitus, below...

Continue reading "Thurston Moore Band & PCPC (Parquet Courts + PC Worship) played Saint Vitus (pics, review, videos)"

by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis

PC Worship
PC WOrship

Some may not think so, but CMJ is still a festival than brings in folks from out of town: mainly college radio programmers and jocks on mid-semester vacation. While we at BV get excited about bands from out of town (and we have a separate list for that) who are here for the fest, there are also lots of local acts we'd recommend to anyone visiting NYC. Here are 10 that are worth seeing, no matter where you live.

Clicking on the artist name takes you to their corresponding page on our NYC Show Calendar with a list of all of their upcoming NYC shows. We also made a Soundcloud playlist featuring songs from all the bands. Check them out below...

Continue reading "10 NYC artists to see at CMJ this week"

Lifetime at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Lifetime

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Lifetime, Mouthpiece, Spraynard, Lemuria @ Stone Pony
American Football's not the only veteran emo band playing the NYC-area this weekend. Melodic hardcore rippers Lifetime will be in NJ for this BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes strong support from fellow NJ vets Mouthpiece, the recently reactivated Spraynard, and Buffalo indie punks Lemuria.

The Gizmos, Pampers, Lame Drivers, Milk Dick @ Union Pool
Bloomington, IN garage rock band The Gizmos existed for a few years and a few EPs in the late '70s. A reformed lineup just played Gonerfest and are in NYC for a show too. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's bruising Pampers, so this should be a fun show.

American Football, Into It. Over It. @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight is night 2 of their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

Escape Music Festival
It's the first day of NYC's inaugural 2-day Escape Music Festival. The mostly electronic and indie pop lineup features Moby (DJ), Placebo, yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Moon Boots, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ), Neon Indian (DJ) and more today.

Tim and Eric, Dr. Steve Brule, DJ Dougg Pound @ Best Buy Theater
Time to get weird. Adult Swim oddballs Tim & Eric and their pal Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C Reilly) have prepared a night you are not likely to forget. Two shows tonight.

Karate Kid screening and reunion! @ 92Y
Part of Comic Con's NY Super Week, this is a screening of '80s family classic, followed by a Q&A with cast members. Mr. Miyagi has passed on, but Daniel-san and "Sweep the Leg" Jonny (not to mention the guy who played his win-at-all-costs sensei) will be there.

The Muffs @ Asbury Lanes
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. They played NYC last night and tonight they're nearby in Asbury Park.

Mirah, Death Vessel @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a strong double bill for fans of indie folk with good pop melodies. Both Mirah and Death Vessel put out solid albums this year, Changing Light and Island Intervals, respectively.

PC Worship, Whatever Brains, Shells, Shop Talk @ Death By Audio
PC Worship have been regulars on the local noise/avant-garde scene for years but this year they put out their most song-oriented rock album yet, and it shows they're pretty damn good at making this kind of stuff too.

Groundislava, Tha Yellow R. Kel, DJ Jester @ Glasslands
LA producer Groundislava is releasing a new album, Frozen Throne on Wedidit/Friends of Friends which follows his Feel The Heat EP from earlier this year. This is the release party.

Warthog, Bad Noids, Party Plates, Mr. California, Ivy @ The Acheron
One of NYC's consistently great local punk bands Warthog headline this show, and openers Ivy are especially worth catching too.

Vision of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ Saint Vitus (CBGB Fest)
Long Island metalcore vets Vision of Disorder have been back in action for a few years now, most recently releasing 2012's The Cursed Remain Cursed LP. One of NYC's stronger newer bands Primitive Weapons provide direct support.

Splashh, Regal Degal, The Johnnys @ Baby's All Right
UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes and maybe play some songs from their new LP which is due out early next year. Regal Degal make off-kilter art-rock, with a machinelike rhythm section.

Turnip King, Dinowalrus, Chimes, Adios Ghost, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
North Brooklyn isn't the only place to see bands in the borough anymore. This is a Death by Audio-worthy lineup right in Crown Heights.

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer @ Town Hall
Chris Thile never has a lack of things going on. Earlier this year he played shows as a member of the reunited Nickel Creek, he's still got the Punch Brothers plenty active, and now he has a new collaborative LP with Edgar Meyer called Bass & Mandolin (can you guess what instruments they recorded it with?). That duo teams up at Town Hall tonight.

Anais Mitchell, Dietrich Strause @ Rockwood Music Hall
Anais Mitchell may be best known in certain circles for Hadestown, her 2010 album which heavily featured Justin Vernon, but she had already been writing quality folk songs before that and she continues to. Her newest album, Xoa, came out this week and contains solo versions of some her older songs, including several from Hadestown.

Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills, We Ride On @ Cameo Gallery (CBGB Fest)
This CBGB Fest show has a lineup of mostly garage/grungy pop, and if you're hitting this one we especially recommend catching Haybaby and Crazy Pills.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
One of the many talented Wainwrights, Loudon (father of Rufus and Martha) performs at Pace University's Schimmel Center tonight.

X Japan @ Madison Square Garden
If you're still wondering who the hell's this band who can headline MSG, X Japan have been making rousing power metal with the over-the-top dress and hair of the visual kei scene since 1982, and they've got a crazed fan base all over the world.

If you'd rather go to the movies, we highly recommend Whiplash which stars JK Simmons as an obsessive music teacher at the best musical conservatory in the country who pushes a promising drummer to the edge of his potential. Mr. Holland's Opus it ain't. You can also catch Nas: Time is Illmatic at Nitehawk.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Liturgy in 2009 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Liturgy

Black metal transcendentalists Liturgy are a full band again (beastly drummer Greg Fox included), and it's good news (and perhaps not a surprise) to hear they'll be playing Death by Audio before it closes. They're playing night 1 of their Thrill Jockey labelmates Oozing Wound's previously discussed two-night stand happening at the venue on Mischief Night (10/30) and Halloween (10/31). Also on that first night is Child Abuse and Cellular Chaos. $10 gets you in.

The 10/31 show is DbA's Halloween Haunted House Party and also features the re-active Knyfe Hyts, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale, plus in the "Haunted Mansion" there will be Aa, Justin Frye (of PC Worship) and Chat Logs. (Sounds spooky!) $10 gets you into this one too, and the show goes lateeee (til 3 AM).

Continue reading "Death By Audio announces final Halloween show, part of Oozing Wound's 2-night stand (now w/ Liturgy too)"

by Andrew Sacher

Dark Blue

Dark Blue (mems. Clockcleaner, Paint It Black, Ceremony, etc) are releasing their debut album, Pure Reality, on October 7 via Jade Tree (pre-order), and a second track from it is premiering in this post. It's called "Hanging from a Chandelier" and is more of their punky post-punk with John Sharkey's excellent baritone at the forefront. Check it out below.

Dark Blue also have some dates coming up, including a couple Northeast dates with Australia's Dick Diver on that band's upcoming tour. That includes the Death by Audio show on September 26 (which we now know will be one of the venue's final shows) with PC Worship and Free Time. (Guerilla Toss dropped off.) After that, they'll go on a California run with Pleasure Leftists (who play NYC first too).

Speaking of PC Worship, they just revealed a collaborative project with Parquet Courts.

All Dark Blue dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Dark Blue streaming a new track from debut LP, playing shows w/ Dick Diver including Death by Audio (dates)"

Parquet Courts @ Sugarhill Supper Club in June (more by Joe McCabe)
PC

As you may know, Parquet Courts and PC Worship will be on tour together this fall, concluding with a holiday show at NYC's Webster Hall on December 11 with Blues Control (tickets). But those two are doing more than just touring together, they've formed a new band called PCPC who will also play smaller shows along the tour. Andrew Savage explains:

Like P-Funk, MinuteFlag, Ciccone Youth, Loutallica and Red House Chili Painters (bet you didn't know about that one), PCPC is what happens when two legendary rock juggernauts join forces. In this instance, members of PC Worship and Parquet Courts have merged into a NY noise-rock confederacy, each band bringing their own sonic distinctions. Spawning from a long history of playing shows together as separate entities, PCPC is born out of an aesthetic solidarity, and will to create something new. Look for them this Fall in select cities throughout USA and Europe.
PCPC will first bring the noise as opener for Thurston Moore's upcoming Northeast tour, including both the 10/21 Saint Vitus (tickets) and 10/26 Rough Trade (tickets) shows. All Parquet Courts (and Parkay Quarts, which they're being billed as for some reason) and PCPC dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Parquet Courts have a new video for "Bodies" from this year's Sunbathing Animal. It was shot at their sweaty record release party at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Supper Club by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard who made the new Nick Cave movie, 20,000 Days on Earth. You can check that out below.

PC Worship's new album, Social Rust, is out this week and can be streamed below too.

Dates are listed, along with the new Parquet Courts video, below...

Continue reading "Parquet Courts share new video, combining w/ PC Worship as PCPC who'll tour w/ Thurston Moore & other dates"

by Andrew Sacher

PC Worship

NYC's PC Worship have been making noise around their hometown for years now, and their new album Social Rust is their most cleaned-up (and possibly best) album to date. It comes out next week (9/9) as a split release on Northern Spy and Dull Tools (their first for both labels), and throughout its running time touches on dark post-punk, psychedelic rock, and outsider folk, while still finding some time to keep their noisier roots intact. Fans of anything from Parquet Courts to The Young to Destruction Unit should check this out. The album stream premieres in this post and can be listened to below.

If you like what you hear you can pre-order the vinyl, and all vinyl pre-orders come with a free edition of the "PC Worship - Dead Rust" cassette, which features alternate versions of songs from Social Rust, recorded and produced by Ben Greenberg.

PC Worship also have a tour coming up which includes three previously discussed NYC shows. First they play Palisades on September 10 with Naomi Punk (tickets), then Death by Audio on September 26 with Dick Diver, Free Time and Guerilla Toss (no advance tickets); and finally they open for Parquet Courts with Blues Control on December 11 at Webster Hall (tickets).

All dates are listed, with the new LP stream, below...

Continue reading "PC Worship releasing a new album (full LP stream), touring, including NYC shows w/ Parquet Courts, Naomi Punk & more"

by Bill Pearis

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Will any Australians actually be in Australia the month of September? They all seem to be touring North America in their many indie rock bands, many of whom are playing Gonerfest. One that isn't playing that but will be over on this side of the world for a few dates are Melbourne's Dick Diver. Where some of the country's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard on Dick Diver's album, Calendar Days, which came out last year via Chapter Music. (Bassist Al Montfort also plays in Total Control whose Mikey Young produced the latest DD album.) Calendar Days is quite good and you can stream it and their 2012 album in full below.

Dick Diver's upcoming North American dates included two in NYC: September 25 at Cake Shop with dark synth duo Final Bloom, '80s-style indie poppers Sapphire Mansions and the psychedelic The New Lines; and September 26 at Death by Audio with fellow Aussies Free Time, post-punks PC Worship (who have an LP coming on Northern Spy/Dull Tools, and open for Parquet Courts in December) and Massachusetts art punks Guerilla Toss. All dates are listed, along with album streams, below...

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Parquet Courts mural in Williamsburg (via @whatsyrrupture
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Parquet Courts have had a pretty good year so far, with an acclaimed third album and a full slate of touring. They just played Lollapalooza on Saturday (8/2), Pickathon on Sunday (8/3) and Seattle on Monday (8/4). While the band are taking a breather, they have lined up a holiday show in their hometown, their biggest NYC show to date: Webster Hall on December 11, playing with Blues Control and PC Worship. Tickets for that show go on sale Monday (8/11) at 10 AM.

While in Seattle, Parquets Courts stopped by KEXP for an in-studio session which you can listen to here. Also, next time you're in Williamsburg, look out for the Sunbathing Animal mural that's currently up on N. 10th and Driggs.

by Wyatt Marshall

Falls of Rauros at The Acheron in 2012 (more by Samantha Marle)
Falls of Rauros

Two of the northeast's best atmospheric black metal bands, Falls of Rauros and Obsidian Tongue, along with the NYC electronic/synth/guitar wizard Oneirogen, will be playing an Invisible Oranges-presented show at Union Pool on August 27. Advanced tickets for the Brooklyn show aren't on sale yet, but we'll let you know when they are.

Falls of Rauros just released a song on a split with Panopticon and has a new LP, Believe in No Coming Shore, due out this summer. The tracklist is below. The NYC show is part of an as yet unannounced string of dates that includes Southern Darkness Festival in Tampa, Florida on August 23rd with Pelican, Phobia, Black Tusk, Weekend Nachos, Bongripper, A Storm Of Light, Lord Mantis, Primate, Magrudergrind, Mouth Of The Architect, Yautja, Sannhet, Maruta and many more.

Obsidian Tongue released one of the best atmospheric black metal albums of 2013 in A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time. They can also be found on 9/6 at Waterfront Tavern in their home state of Massachusetts.

Oneirogen is a blast to watch, a one-man force of nature that blends looping electronics with memorable guitar leads to inundating effect. You can meanwhile catch him this Saturday (7/26) at Trans Pecos as part of 'Escape From New York', " one last big celebration megashow in the city" before Matt from Skeletons moves out of the city ("This is not necessarily "THE LAST" Skeletons show, but it will be the last show by Skeletons as a local act - and the last Skeletons show until sometime around a year from now, or even later..."). PC Worship, Zs, Hubble, Charlie Looker (now also of Psalm Zero who just opened for Black Anvil), and more are on the Todd P venue Queens bill. "The party will start in the afternoon, with BBQ and baby pools - and continue with DJs into the night." More details below.

Listen to streams from the bands playing Union Pool with the other stuff below, and head over to Invisible Oranges for more about them and the show.

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by Andrew Sacher

Naomi Punk at MHOW in 2013 (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
Naomi Punk

Olympia's Naomi Punk, who re-released their 2012 debut LP on Captured Tracks that same year, will now release a new album for the label, Television Man, on August 5. So far they've released the fidgety post-punk title track as well as the more rockin' single, "Firehose Face," both of which you can stream below. Album artwork and tracklist below too.

Naomi Punk have dates in their home state coming up this August, including Seattle shows with Parquet Courts and the reunited Blood Brothers, and they're planning dates through October as well. The full tour is still unannounced but we know that it will hit NYC on September 10 at Palisades (906 Broadway in Bushwick) with PC Worship. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All currently known dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

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Brooklyn-via-Florida-by-way-of-Montreal duo Tonstartssbandht haven't put out a lot of recorded material -- 2011's Now I am Become was their last full-length -- but they are playing live constantly. So it kind of makes sense that their new double album, Overseas, was recorded live at shows. Most of the recordings were made in cities across Europe during an extensive Spring 2013 tour, hence the name of the album. It'll be out June 24 via Company Etc/Arbutus and we've got the premiere of "First Taape," which was originally written/recorded by Montreal's Sugar Boys -- a band that also includes Tonstartssbandht's Andy Boay. Listen to that below.

Tonstartssbandht, who just wrapped up a European tour with Mac DeMarco, will play a record release show in NYC at Silent Barn on June 27 with Blues Control and PC Worship. They'll also play Radio Bushwick on July 19 with more TBA.

All dates are listed, along with Overseas' artwork and tracklist and the song stream, below...

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Skull Defekts

Swedish experimental rockers The Skull Defekts, who count Lungfish's Daniel Higgs as a member, released their newest album with him on board, Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey. You can get a taste of that from the trippy video for single "The Known Unknown" below.

The Skull Defekts are supporting that album with a short US tour that kicks off in Chicago on Tuesday (4/29). While Daniel Higgs will not be with The Skull Defekts on most of this tour, he will join them at their NYC shows which happen on May 3 at Trans Pecos with PC Worship, Ornament and Zomes (DJs); and May 4 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Sannhet and Survival.

The Trans Pecos show is an afternoon outdoor show, with a BBQ starting at 3:30 PM and the music starting at 4:30 PM. No advance tickets for that one, but tickets for the Studio show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with that video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Ukiah Drag

New England psych punks The Ukiah Drag recently hit the road with the relatively likeminded Destruction Unit, and they're about to tour with The Men which brings them back to NYC on March 5 at Bowery Ballroom with Honey. (You've perhaps also seen them in NYC with Lower / Pleasure Leftists or with Pop. 1280.) Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show are still available.

The day after the Bowery Ballroom show, The Ukiah Drag will hang around NYC for a smaller show happening at Death by Audio (3/6) with IVY and PC Worship. All dates are listed below.

The Death by Audio show doubles as the release show for The Ukiah Drag's new single, "Dirt Trip," which comes out as a 7" on March 4 via Wharf Cat Records. The song was produced by The Men's Ben Greenberg, and it's soaked in sleazy bar blues swagger, western guitar twang, and desert rock psychedelia. Stream it, with the list of tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Circuit Des Yeux
Circuit Des Yeux

Two experimental artists, Chicago's Circuit Des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) and Maine's Jason Lescalleet, are teaming up for a short tour of the Northeast together this November. That tour brings the two musicians to NYC for a show on November 6 at Silent Barn with two quality local openers, PC Worship and Driphouse (aka Daren Ho of Raccoo-oo-oon). All dates are listed below.

Circuit Des Yeux released her three previous albums on De Stijl, but signed to Ba Da Bing for her fourth and newest one, Overdue, which came out earlier this month. We recently wrote about that album on BV Chicago:

With the assistance of CAVE's Cooper Crain, Fohr built the temporary U.S.A. Studios in Little Village this winter for two-months of tracking. Despite the less-than-ideal locale with elevated trains roaring just a few dozen feet away, the pair set up shop to the best of their abilities and have laid down Fohr's most accessible material yet. That is not to say she's lost her experimental touch though, this set of tunes is just a bit more polished. The LP's lead single is "Lithonia," a song that originally appeared on January's CDY3 10", and they've reworked it for the forthcoming effort. The number received a soaring string arrangement in lieu of the original's lightly-strummed guitar. Fohr wails over the cinematic backdrop, "Doesn't it feel grand to have a second chance," almost like she might be celebrating having one.
I'll add that in addition to those arrangements, a huge appeal here is her excellent voice, which can be clear and operatic, Kate Bush style, or covered in noisy, Swans-like dissonance.

Jason Lescalleet on the other hand, who we've written about on BV a few times, is less "musical" in a traditional sense, instead pulling from noise/drone and field recordings. Jason and Circuit Des Yeux make for an excellent, contrasting double bill, and it'd be a good one to catch for fans of this kind of stuff.

All dates and streams/videos from both artists below...

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by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts @ MHOW 10/2/2013 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts celebrated the release of their new EP, Tally All the Things That You Broke, last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg with sets from openers The Beets, Yuppies and Future Punx. During their set, singer Austin Brown mentioned that "Everyone should go see Yuppies again tomorrow at Death by Audio. I hear there are some special guests." As Yuppies released their new album on Dull Tools, the label co-run by PC's Andrew Savage, it seemed likely that Brown was talking about his own band.

And that's the case. Parquet Courts will headline Death by Audio tonight (10/3) and the other "special guest" that was originally listed turns out to be Detroit's Tyvek who just played there on Tuesday (10/1). PC Worship open the night and tickets are $10 at the door. If you like Parquet Courts, chances are you'll dig Yuppies' shouty, skronky (and maybe a little noodly) punk as well. They were terrific last night at MHOW. You can stream their album below.

Meanwhile, Future Punx -- which features Savage's old Fergus & Geronimo bandmate Jason Kelly as well as his Dull Tools partner Chris Pickering -- have a couple shows this weekend. They play The Flat on Friday (10/4) and Death by Audio on Sunday (10/6) with Mannequin Pussy, Lust Cats of the Gutters and Kissing is a Crime. If you dig early-'80s manic new wave (Devo, Oingo Boingo, Wall of Voodoo) and impressive keytar-playing, you should definitely check them out. I thought they were great last night. You can stream their new single (which will be out on Dull Tools) below.

Parquet Courts, by the way, put on a great show last night with a healthy pit going for most of their Light Up Gold favorites. Expect a crazier crowd tonight. You can stream their new EP below.

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Spy Music Fest Poster

The Spy Music Festival is back for a third year of experimental sounds, going down over two nights next month: September 7 at Spectrum, and September 8 at 285 Kent.

The 9/7 show at Spectrum (121 Ludlow St.) features the Charles Gayle Trio, Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille, Diamond Terrifier and more. $10 at the door and you can RSVP too.

The 9/8 show at 285 Kent is a little more high-profile, with Caught on Tape (aka Thurston Moore & John Moloney), Aa, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Ava Luna and more. Advance tickets are on sale for this night and your ticket also gets you free Six Point beer.

Visit Spy Music Fest's website for details on all of this year's acts, and full schedule is below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Salvia Plath

Earlier this year, Baltimore psych musician Michael Collins changed his name from Run DMT (not to be confused with the dubstep producer) to Salvia Plath, and announced that his first album under the new moniker, The Bardo Story, would be out on July 9 via Domino imprint Weird World. Though you'll have to wait until next week for its official release, you can now stream the album in its entirety on Pitchfork. It's a nice album indebted to late '60s jangly psych pop, and worth a listen. Check it out.

The day after the album's release, Salvia Plath will head to Brooklyn to celebrate with a show at 285 Kent on Wednesday (7/10) with DJ Dog Dick, PC Worship, Close Encounters, and The Mild High Club. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's his only announced date at the moment.

Video for the album's single, "House of Leaves," below...

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photos by Ivey Haber; words by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts

Texas ex-pats Parquet Courts released their debut album, Light Up Gold, back in August on their own Dull Tools label and the record (and band) have been building buzz ever since. The album gets a repress this week via Brooklyn indie label What's Your Rupture? and the band played a re-release party at Death by Audio on Friday (1/11) in celebration, which was also the last date on the band's first tour.

Not sure how the rest of the world feels about the band but Parquet Courts definitely have New York's attention, and with features in The Village Voice and Pitchfork, the show hit capacity about two songs into the second band of the night's set. It was as packed as I've seen DbA which was also sporting new art on the wall behind the stage, an angular collage by Maya Hayuk. Bye bye Marissa Paternoster dog illustration and giant head of DbA's Edan Wilbur.

Despite co-frontman Austin Brown being under the weather and the somewhat obtrusive presence of an onstage videographer, Parquet Courts put on a great set and the crowd was primed to dance to Light Up Gold standouts like "Borrowed Time," "Donuts Only" and the album's title track. A bit of stage diving too, via a perfectly-timed leap from Beach Fossils' Dustin Paysuer between the one-two punch of "Master of My Craft" and "Borrowed Time." (Austin Brown also jumped into the frey, playing guitar on his back across the sweaty crowd.) With the album being one of the more quotable in recent memory, there was a lot of shouting along as well. In addition to most of Light Up Gold, the band also delivered a nice cover of The Kinks' "This Strange Effect."

Parquet Courts head to the West Coast this week for some shows in California and a few in the Pacific Northwest with Naomi Punk. Those dates are listed below.

Earlier in the night we got sets from bad trip noiseniks PC Worship, the skeletal post-punk of Household and Washington DC's riot grrl-esque Priests. Picturess of their sets, plus a few more shots of Parquet Courts are below.

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Roomrunner at Mercury Lounge in September (more by Tracy Allison)
Roomrunner

Baltimore grunge bearers Roomrunner have two solid EPs under their belt -- 2011's self titled EP and 2012's Super Vague EP -- and they're in the process of recording their debut full length. No word on when that will come out, but presumably some time in 2013. The band are playing a few shows this January, including one in Brooklyn on January 18 at Shea Stadium with Bambara, Advaeta (who recently announced a show with with Hilly Eye and Sleepies), and Young Adults. Most of the dates on that run are with Northampton's Speedy Ortiz (who recently played NYC with Thurston Moore) but they're not on the NYC date.

Speaking of Shea Stadium and the Baltimore scene, Dope Body will be playing a show at the Brooklyn venue on December 28 with PC Worship, Osekre & the Lucky Bastards, Kntrlr, and Beach Cops.

That's one day before another Baltimore band, Ed Schrader's Music Beat (who topped Dan Deacon's Best LPs of 2012 list) plays Shea (12/29) with AMi DAng, Eola, and Psychobuildings. Ed Schrader's Music Beat also plays a Brooklyn show on January 26 at Death by Audio with Bambara and more TBA.

Streams/videos and lists of dates for all three bands below...

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