Entries tagged with: Paint It Black
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.
Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.
Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
Paint it Black / Loma Prieta @ First Unitarian Church 3/31/2013
Paint it Black celebrated the release of their new 7", Invisible, with a release show at First Unitarian Church in their native Philadelphia this past Sunday (3/31). The show also featured appearances from Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Badside, and pictures/video from the wld event are below.
The Philadelphia show was Loma Prieta's stop on their current US trek, one that will take the Bay Area band to Saint Vitus tonight (4/2). Tickets are still available. Support will come from Goodtime Boys and Descender, who also played the venue last night with Russian Circles.
More pictures from First Unitarian Church are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pennsylvania's Paint it Black have returned with a new 7" due on No Idea Records, Invisible, which is available for preorder now. It marks the melodic hardcore band's first effort in four years, and they've has offered a pair of tracks for streaming in anticipation of its mid-April release. Check out "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs" and "Headfirst", the latter of which makes its debut here today.
In celebration of PiB's righteous return to the studio, we cornered frontman Dan Yemin (also Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, etc) and bassist Andy Nelson (also Ceremony, etc) about the new release, being an elder statesman in punk and what the future holds. The results of that conversation, those song streams are below.
Efterklang @ The Met, 9/24/2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Jacco Gardner @ BVSXSW (photo by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* DJ Spooky @ The Met
* Jose Conde @ Barbes
* Yuki Numata @ The Stone
* Erik Satie Quartet @ Barbes
* Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Jacco Gardner, Mmoss @ Mercury Lounge
* Zs, Mivos Quartet @ Issue Project Room
* Efterklang, Nightlands @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dennis Sullivan & Levy Lorenzo @ The Stone
* Hundred Waters, Salt Cathedral @ Glasslands
* Les Sans Culottes, Kenny Warren @ Spike Hill
* Chalk & Numbers, Deidre & The Dark, The Hairs
* Moon Hooch, Dubious Luxury @ Knitting Factory
* NinjaSonik, DJ Dirty Finger @ Bushwick Church
* Dumpstaphunk, The London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Free Time, White Bike, Liam Betson @ 252 Norman
* Tyler, The Creator @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* FELL VOICES, Ashencult, Anicon @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow @ Beacon Theater
* Esben And The Witch, Heliotropes @ Knitting Factory
* Something in Spanish, Tippy Toes, Robert Cop @ Cameo Gallery
* Black Marble, Weeknight, LODRO, Night Visions @ Shea Stadium
* Sinkane, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band @ Mercury Lounge
* Planetarium (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Murphy) @ BAM
* House Party, Internet Xplorer, Rud Dudley @ Glasslands Gallery
* Samora Pinderhughes presents The Transformations Suite @ Joe's Pub
* Caitlin Marie Bell, Rue Snider, Jenna Smith @ Pete's Candy Store
* Doc Daneeka, Arca, M.E.S.H., Terekke, Doctor Jeep @ Ran Tea House
* Bad Religion, Against Me!, Polar Bear Club @ The Wellmont Theatre
* EULA, Squarehead, Krill, Shark?, Butter The Children @ Silent Barn
* Incendiary, Bottom Out, White Widows, Skullshitter, Hasj @ The Acheron
* Black Wine, Hilly Eye, Nuclear Santa Claust, Lauren Measure @ Cake Shop
* K-X-P, The Funeral Suits, Dalton, Starnes & Shah, Mike McFadden @ Pianos
* The Weird Fantasy Band, Mannequin Pussy, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Chandeli'ers @ Death By Audio
Brooklyn's Chalk and Numbers headline a solid night of indiepop at Union Pool this evening that also features The Hairs and Deidre & the Dark. It's the record release party for Chalk & Numbers' charming new EP, Parade, and you can stream the whole thing below.
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Philly punks Paint It Black are releasing a new EP, Invisible, on April 2 via No Idea. Check out the first single, "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs," below.
Ceremony at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Andy Nelson of Ceremony / Paint it Black took time out from his string of dates with Titus Andronicus (which included Webster Hall this past weekend) to fork over his favorite records of 2012. Andy actually gave us two lists -- favorite LPs and EPs/singles. They include Frank Ocean, Merchandise, Savages, Julia Holter and... well see for yourself. His lists are below.
Late '70s UK Oi! originators Cockney Rejects and '80s LA punks Youth Brigade are teaming up for a North American tour this February. The tour hits NYC on February 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law and Long Island's The Templars. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale today (10/31) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/2) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of long running punk bands, as mentioned, the Bouncing Souls are doing their annual holiday shows at The Stone Pony (which survived Hurricane Sandy) from December 26 to 29. Since we last spoke, the openers for those shows have been announced. On 12/26 it's Paint It Black, The Curse, and Go! for the Throat; on 12/27 it's Man Overboard, Trapped Under Ice, and Born Annoying; on 12/28 it's The Casualties, Grey Area, and Team Vibes; and on 12/29 it's Barstool Prophets, Forgetters (who also have a new album and a Brooklyn show on the way), Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
A list of all Cockney Rejects/Youth Brigade tour dates, the tour flyer, and some videos below.
If you missed out on tickets for the previous two shows in Philadelphia and Boston, then you're in luck: Cock Sparrer has added ANOTHER Philly show, this time on 5/17 at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia with Street Dogs and Paint it Black. Tickets are on sale. Still no word on an NYC show, though we are told that NYC won't happen in these set of dates. - BBG
All tour dates are below...
Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Tedzig @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Speaking of Ted Leo, who just announced some shows.....
After some wondering and hinting, it actually happened... Glenn Danzig, who didn't have enough time to play his full Misfits set Friday night, showed up during Ted Leo's set at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Sunday! (sort of)
First Ted & the Pharmacists played their regular set, but it ended 10 minutes early and abruptly because Ted said he was cold (like Danzig was on Friday night). Ted quickly reappeared on stage though, but in a black wig complete with devil's lock, and full band including Andy Nelson (who was in town with both Ceremony and Paint it Black) on bass. Misfits (aka Misfits tribute band TV Casualty, 3/5th of them anyway) were in effect!
The tribute band played four Misfits tunes: "Where Eagles Dare," "Bullet," "Angelfuck", and "Skulls" which Tedzig preceded by saying he reads Facebook a lot and he knew some people at the fest really wanted to hear it. Check out the video of that one below.
TV Casualty, who have played live shows before, now also have a release (what perfect timing for all that to go down at the Austin Fest...)...
On October 31st, Matador [released] a charity 7" from Philadelphia's TV Casualty.Order your copy via Matador. Check out Ted's tour dates HERE. See more pictures and a video of the Misfits tribute, below...
This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with Dan Yemin) and Minor Threat (with Mike McKee). Here, Ted Leo joins the band as Glen Danzig, in what else but their take on The Misfits (watch some past performances here)!
As part of Matador's famed ELO- catalogue series (confused? consult the discography), this blood-red 7" features covers of Children In Heat, Angelfuck, Teenagers From Mars, We Bite, Who Killed Marilyn, Some Kinda Hate. All proceeds collected on sales of this release will be donated on behalf of TV Casualty & Matador to The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia's only LGBTQ Youth Center.
The Damned @ F F F Fest
Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 was definitely more taxing than day one (pics here and here), in part due to the unrelenting dust storms. But despite a case of brown lung and some fatigue, it was still a blast and I managed to catch most of the sets at the Black Stage, as well as select shows at the Blue Stage and even popped over to checkout M83 at Orange for a bit. Highlights for the day included the Death Grips, the crowd going bat-shit crazy and creating human launch ramps during Paint it Black, Cold Cave blasting out destructive white noise, the return of Hot Snakes and watching The Damned rip through favorites like "New Rose" and "Smash It Up" from their first two albums while making jokes about Danzig (who played a notorious set the night before on the same stage at the same time). Completely different vibe from the night prior (and not the only time a Danzig joke was heard).
The rest of my pictures from Saturday (with more to come) are below...
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.
Sick Of It All at Gramercy (more by Chris Roque)
Sick Of It All have announced: "OK NYC! March 26th @ Webster Hall, Our 25th Anniversary Show with very special guests SNAPCASE!!! Brooklyn's finest MERAUDER and N.J.'s RAZORBLADE HANDGRENADE! Tickets go on sale Feb. 11th! Spread the word!!!" This show comes after Sick Of It All return from a string of dates in South America. It is currently Snapcase's only date, so make sure and jump on that... they ruled Fun Fun Fun Fest.
In other punk news, veterans Subhumans and MDC will team up to play Santos Party House on April 1st. Tickets go on sale at noon on 2/4. Citizen Fish, which features members of Subhumans, will welcome their new LP Goods via Alternative Tentacles on 3/1/11.
Three weeks prior, the venue will host Samiam with I Hate Our Freedom and I'm With Cupid. Tickets are on sale for the March 11th show.
All SOIA dates, and some video is below.
Paint It Black at Highline (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Paint it Black is back in action and playing a handful of shows in February and March. Dan Yemin and crew will hit Death By Audio on March 4th bringing along Punch, Iron Chic, Vaccine, and Zombie Dogs. $10 gets you in the door, and as the Facebook RSVP can attest, this show will sell-out, so get there early! All dates below.
On a punk-related note, Tim Barry of Avail fame is touring and scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on Apr 16. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few scheduled dates on the East Coast following an Australian/New Zealand tour with Chris Wollard and Addison Burns. All dates below.
Rival Schools are touring in March.
The Bouncing Souls had to reschedule their 'Home for the Holidays' shows happening in Asbury Park due to the snow in December (the same snow that still keeps getting higher). The new dates are still on for February. Check Ticketmaster for tickets to the new dates entitled "the Snowout Blowout."
Meanwhile, head over to ABC No Rio and catch a HC and Punk matinee.
Speaking of Asbury Park, another multi-day festival will be happening in that town this fall. Full linuep of "I'll Be Your Mirror" still TBA, but tickets go on sale Friday for the events that will feature at a minimum Portishead and Jeff Mangum.
Tour dates and some video is below.
"In the course of talking about the reissue I brought up the idea of playing some shows because I was like well look, if we were ever going to do this, if we were ever going to play again, you know, now would be the time to do it." - J Robbins
Jawbox was one of a few who defined the sound of the 90's underground. After releasing records on respected uber-indie Dischord, the band dropped their masterpiece For Your Own Special Sweetheart as their major label debut for Atlantic. Razor sharp post-hardcore riffage collided with tense emotional songwriting to create one of the greatest, yet most unsung LPs of the era. The band followed up Sweetheart with a self-titled LP before calling it quits in 1997.
Recently Jawbox celebrated reissued Sweetheart and celebrated with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We cornered vocalist/guitarist J Robbins before that performance to talk about the band, their future, his production work, and the Baltimore/DC music scene...
photos by Tim Griffin
"By the time Naked Raygun took the [Music Hall of Williamsburg] stage on Saturday night,] the crowd was packed in, amped up and ready to go once more. I'm sorry to say that I only own two Naked Raygun albums, "Jettison" and "Basement Screams". After reading "American Hardcore" they were one of the bands I sought out and thanks to a couple reader reviews on Amazon I went with "Jettison". I've since ordered "All Rise" on vinyl but am still waiting for it to come in the mail. Truthfully I probably should've started there first as it was the obvious crowd favorite of the night. Naked Raygun were awesome. They proved that you can have the snottiness of early hardcore while still taking your music in unexpected directions. As mentioned previously these Chicago natives had their whoah oh ohs in fucking order. I'm pretty sure I saw the dude from the cover of the Circle Jerks albums in the pit too. Although he had gone gray and put on a couple pounds. But seriously they played a hell of a set. They were funny guys too, mocking Brooklyn before even starting their first track. Like I said I only own a couple of their albums but from what I remember the highlights of their set included Home of the Brave, Knock Me Down, I Lie (2nd encore), Peacemaker, Backlash Jack, Soldier's Requiem, Walk In Cold, Surf Combat, and my favorite of the night Treason."Shot Baker and Paint it Black opened the Saturday night show (9/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg which was part of a 5-date tour. They also played Maxwell's on Sunday (9/13), and The Ottobar in Baltimore on Friday (9/11)...
[Frankenstein Sound System]
"Paint it Black nearly stole the show... and Naked Raygun's John Pezzazi even stepped out with them for their closing number, a moment which Paint it Black's Dan Yemin noted before leaving the stage as being "the greatest moment of my adult life."" [vBoogieman]Paint it Black also played Highline Ballroom with Propagandhi in March. Video from the NJ Naked Raygun show and more pictures from Brooklyn, below...
"Naked Raygun is a Chicago-based punk rock group. Initially active from 1980 to about 1992, Naked Raygun had several short-lived reunions afterwards and a full-time reformation in 2006." [Wikipedia]Since playing their first reunion show at Riot Fest in Chicago, the band has have toured the West Coast, played more shows in Chicago, released a DVD, and even written some new songs. Naked Raygun have NOT yet been east. That changes in September when they'll visit Boston, Philly, Baltimore, Hoboken, and Brooklyn for five reunion shows. Shot Baker opens all of the shows. Paint it Black opens four of them. Tickets for both NYC-area shows go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Dan Yemin of Paint It Black...
Propagandhi and Paint It Black played NYC's Highline Ballroom on March 12th and Music Hall of Williamsburg March 13th. The pictures below are from Highline. Here's a review from the Brooklyn show...
A mixed but sociable crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Punks in their 30s shouted along from staid positions around the venue while others slam-danced in a frenzy (we're talking Prop's set here, of course).After this weekend's Canadian gigs, Propagandhi spend the second half of April in Europe, continuing on their Supporting Caste tour. More pictures from Highline Ballroom below...
I've seen Paint It Black in a few places as big as this, but the MHOW is still pretty big for them. Thankfully, there was no barricade....Per the usual, the band's set was a pleasant mix of all three full-lengths, though two new jams were included: the short, sharp burst of "Cipher" and one other mind-bogglingly long composition. It spans four to five minutes and, when released on the band's upcoming Bridge Nine EP, should be their longest song yet recorded. Yeems said it regarded bicyclists and the risks they run using such a transportive mode, as well as the horrible tragedies that tend to ensue for pedallers. It's got this one refrain that just pushes the song to epic proportions, but it sounds great and the band seem to be incorporating ever-newer textures... ....Fun times.- [full review @ PunkNews]
by Black Bubblegum
Propagandhi have scheduled some east coast dates in support of their upcoming album Supporting Caste due on March 10th via their own Illegal Combatant Records. Dan Yemin's Paint it Black will be joining them on all dates which include a pair of NYC shows, their first since 2001 when they played the now-defunct Wetlands with Avail! They are March 12th at Highline Ballroom (with TBA) and March 13th at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Bridge & Tunnel). Ticket info TBA soon.
Bridge & Tunnel, who was recently named #12 in Punknews's top 20 of 2008 (Paint It Black was named #3), have a few local dates in the coming days as well... Jan 25th at Tommy's Tavern with The Riot Before and Jan 28th at Generation Records with Cheeky. The Generation Records show in particular is highly recommended, because the cost of the show is a can of food! Good for the community, good for rockin'... sounds like a win-win.
All dates below...
a catch up post...
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
F Yeah Fest took over LA's "Echo, EchoPlex, Rec Center + surrounding locations" at the end of August. Elizabeth was there and took some pictures...
by Black Bubblegum
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I think its safe to say that I am a smidge eager to get my dirty little hands on the new Landmine Marathon. Due October 28th on Level Plane, Rusted Eyes Awake features guest throat by Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy) and Antony Hamalainen (Nightrage) and is the follow-up to this year's awesome split with Scarecrow (mems Repulsion, Noothgrush, Dekapitator, Exhumed). Check out "Bile Towers" available for download above!
Toxic Holocaust has posted four songs from their vicious new rabid dog, An Overdose Of Death (due Sept 2nd on Relapse). Check out "Gravelord", "War Is Hell", and "Endless Armageddon" at their myspace and download the ravenous "Wild Dogs" above! The band is currently working on a video for "Wild Dogs", we'll let you know when that drops.
Jesu will drop the Why Are We Not Perfect? EP which is the Jesu part of their recent split with Eluvium with some added bonus tracks. Look for that on August 19th via Hydra Head. Jesu recently dropped their split with Battle Of Mice on Robotic Empire.
Heaven & Hell, Metal Masters Tour, PNC, NJ - Aug 9, 2008 (kitty kowalski)
In what has to be a first, Black Sabbath (or, in this case Heaven & Hell) have apologized for NOT playing their hit "Neon Knights" at both NY area Metal Masters shows. In related Metal Masters news, Testament has been added to the NYC date of the previously mentioned Children Of Bodom, Between The Buried and Me, and (now official) The Black Dahlia Murder tour.
Tombs are currently hard at work on their new album Winter Hours. It's the follow up to the their collossal self-titled debut on Black Box (Mike Hill of Tombs's label). Look for it to land in Feb of 2009. Meanwhile, the boys are readying a tour of Europe including dates with faves Capsule, Pulling Teeth and Ultra Dolphins.
The Haunted, Trap Them, more Metal Masters, Clutch, Baroness and much more below...