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photo: Girlpool at MHOW in April 2015(more by Amanda Hatfield)

Girlpool are currently on tour, which stops by NYC's newly-reopened Market Hotel on March 25. That show is sold out, but they added a second one in the same venue for March 26 with Palm, Fraternal Twin and 100% (aka Crying singer Elaiza Santos). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Before The World Was Big," below...

Continue reading "Girlpool expand tour, add second Market Hotel show (dates)"

photo: L7 at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

SXSW already announced two rounds of 2016 artists, and today a third round was announced, including L7, Bloc Party, The Cult, Loretta Lynn, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, D∆WN, Polica, Dilly Dally, Eleanor Friedberger, Protomartyr, Holy Fuck, Ra Ra Riot, Fat White Family, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, All Dogs, Judy Collins & Ari Hest, The Dandy Warhols, Des Ark, Mick Jenkins, Lady Leshurr, Mitski, Supersuckers, Teen Suicide, together PANGEA, Turnover, Younghusband and more.

Full list of additions, below...

Continue reading "SXSW announces third round of 2016 artists"

by Bill Pearis

METZ Eraser

METZ's new 7" is out later this month via Three.One.G / Sub Pop, and the band have just released a video for "Eraser" from it. It visually matches the song's pummeling sonic assault, beat for beat. Frontman Alex Edkins tells us a little about the song and the video:

The Eraser/Pure Auto 7" was written and recorded almost immediately after finishing mixes for II. We had been focusing on the LP for months so it felt good to start something new and different. The songs came together fast and were recorded live off the floor. Renaissance man Nathan Joyner (three.one.g.) made the video. Thanks Nathan!
The "Eraser" video makes its premiere in this post. Watch it below.

You can catch METZ on tour with Bully starting this weekend and they'll be in NYC next week for two shows: Bowery Ballroom on January 13 with Palm and Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 14 with Big Ups. Tickets to both shows are still available.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

Continue reading "METZ release "Eraser" video from new 7" (watch it); tour with Bully starts this week"

photo: Craig w/ The Hold Steady in Queens in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Craig Finn

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

Craig Finn, Esme Patterson @ Bowery Ballroom
Craig Finn has always had a Springsteen influence, but his new solo album Faith In The Future is the most head-on he's ever dove into The Boss' mid-'80s period.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The multi-venue Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival continues today. Check out the full schedule but highlights include Detroit house veteran MK at Output, UK emotional-house producer George FitzGerald at Good Room, Nadus EP release party at Baby's, a Blkmarket show at a secret location with Eats Everything, and more.

Flipper, The Austerity Program @ The Acheron
Highly influential noise punks Flipper have inspired countless bands over the past three decades, and it's pretty amazing that we still get to see them live. Longtime frontman Bruce Loose is sadly no longer a member of the group, but another influential musician, The Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid's David Yow, is taking over on vocals. Openers The Austerity Program are worth catching, and one of the bands who owe something to both Flipper and Yow.

Judas Priest, Mastodon @ The Paramount
Metal Gods Judas Priest have been doing it for over four decades, and their live shows still kick major ass. Even last year's new album (which basically sounds like their early '80s period) is pretty good. They picked quite a strong support band, Mastodon, who could headline this place on their own. Tonight's the second of three NYC-area shows.

The Hotelier, Runaway Brother, The Spirit of the Beehive, Oso Oso @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Tiny Engines labelmates The Hotelier and Runaway Brother are two newer bands who are helping blur the lines between pop punk, emo and indie rock, making this a cool double bill. New Jade Tree signees The Spirit of the Beehive are worth caching too.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge @ Union Hall
Dave Hill's monthly "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" variety show, with Marcus Monroe, Adira Amram & The Experience, Danny Felts, Murderfist, Greg Barris, and Dave's group Valley Lodge as house band.

Peacers, Elisa Ambrogio @ Union Pool
Mike Donovan, late of Sic Alps, has a new band called Peacers. Not quite as covered in sludge as Sic Alps, it is nonetheless still in the Mike Donovan style of lysergic '60s pop.  Opening is Magik Markers' Ambrogio.

Obnox, the Boobies, Fever the Ghost, Dante @ Pianos
Lamont "Bim" Thomas has released THREE albums this year under his  Obnox moniker. On all three, his vision is blown-out but very soulful, and goes well beyond typical garage rock. There's a lot going on besides just fuzz.

Jonathan Richman, Tommy Larkins @ Mexicali Live (NJ)
Even if he'd only made the first Modern Lovers album, Jonathan Richman's legend status, but he's continued to make heartfelt, thoughtful pop for the last 40 years and is always a treat live.

Chasms, Planning For Burial, Dark Tunnels @ Cake Shop
It's the second of two shows this week for San Francisco's atmospheric Chasms (their first NYC shows), and especially worth catching is NJ doomgazer Planning for Burial.

Necrophobic, Mgla, Kommandant, Discordia, Vorde @ Saint Vitus
The Martyroom festival at Saint Vitus begins today with Swedish death vets Necrophobic, Polish black metal greats Mgla, local staples Vorde and more.

La Armada, Ache, Bomb Scare @ The Acheron
La Armada moved from the Dominican Republic to Chicago a few years back, and in that time they've continued to churn out ripping metallic hardcore.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh continues his run at the Cap tonight, and this one's especially exciting because it has David Nelson of New Riders of the Purple Sage on guitar.

Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera - Performed by Ian Anderson @ Kings Theatre
So this isn't exactly a Jethro Tull set... but kind of. Ian Anderson, frontman and flautist of the legendary progressive rock band, is performing an opera based on the band with virtual guests on video and some slightly re-written versions of Tull songs.

Palm, Palberta, The Cradle @ Palisades
Palm make a pretty eccentric brand of avant-rock, as you can hear on their new album Trading Basics that's out today via Inflated/Exploding In Sound. This is the release show.

PWR BTTM, Mumblr, Winter Passing, Teen Death, Nonsense @ Aviv
This show is mostly local and local-ish bands, but it's especially worth noting that 6131 labelmates The Winter Passing (Ireland) and Teen Death (Richmond, VA) are in town tonight.

Lou Gramm, Dee Snider, Tone Loc, A Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, DMC, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Martha Quinn, Harlem Gospel Choir  @ The Theater at MSG
This show is called "I Want My 80s Concert" and if you like that decade basically indiscriminatly, you'll get nothing but the hits as these singers/rappers are backed by cover band Jessie's Girl. No, really. Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn will be there too.

You could also just stay home and binge-watch Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series, Master of None.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

Alex G

Alex G's new album and first for Domino, Beach Music, comes out this week. It's a hazy, kinda slowcore-ish record, and not without the quirk of his earlier releases. You can stream the whole thing below, via Hype Machine.

As previously discussed, Alex has release shows in NYC this week. The first is Baby's All Right on Thursday (10/8), which is sold out, and the second would have been Friday (10/9) at Silent Barn. Since Silent Barn is currently recovering from a fire, Friday's show has been moved to new venue SkyHigh Murals Future HQ (1109 Metropolitan Ave) and it's now also a benefit for Silent Barn. Frankie Cosmos and Palm were both added since we last spoke, and Emily Yacina opens too. Tickets are on sale now.

Alex also added a 7 PM acoustic in-store at Rough Trade NYC (10/9) happening right before the SkyHigh Murals Future HQ show. It's totally free, no wristband required. More info here.

Updated Alex G tour dates are listed, with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Alex G streaming album, moves Silent Barn show to new BK venue, made it a benefit, adds Rough Trade in-store too"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Indian Handcrafts at MHOW in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Indian Handcrafts

Ontario-based stoner rock weirdos Indian Handcrafts are releasing their new album Creeps this week via Sargent House, and it's streaming right now. Creeps is probably the heaviest release yet from these guys and also the most musically varied. They have a sound that's harder to pin down than you might expect, and they dip their toes into all sorts of subgenres over the course of the album, with little stabs of prog, psych, and even some crunchy death metal thrown into the sludgy mix. The whole thing is streaming below, and its definitely worth a listen.

As discussed, Indian Handcrafts are about to embark on a tour with Kylesa and Inter Arma. That tour will hit NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on October 21 (tickets) and then NJ for a show at Monty Hall on October 22 (tickets). After that, Indian Handcrafts just announced that they will hit the road with fellow Canadian rippers Greys. Dates for that tour are below.

Greys just finished touring with the band formerly known as Viet Cong, and as we mentioned they have a new EP called Repulsion on the way and will be playing CMJ in November. Since we last spoke, it was announced that their CMJ is the Exploding in Sound showcase, which goes down in the afternoon on October 16 at Palisades and also includes Palehound, Big Ups, LVL UP and many more (full lineup below). Tickets for that are on sale now.

All tour dates for both Greys and Indian Handcrafts, and streams of Creeps and one of the songs from Repulsion, below...

Continue reading "Indian Handcrafts streaming new album, announce tour with Greys (who are playing Exploding In Sound CMJ)"

photo: Eagles of Death Metal @ T5, 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Eagles of Death Metal

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

Madonna, Amy Schumer @ Madison Square Garden
Madonna's "Rebel Heart Tour" hits NYC for its second three shows, featuring 500 pairs of shoes, 20 dancers, one giant crucifix, and a whole bunch of classic pop hits. Plus: Amy Schumer!

Babes in Toyland, Fea @ Irving Plaza
Babes In Toyland are in the midst of a successful reunion, and while bassist Maureen Herman was removed from the band mid-tour, they're still bringing all the fire and noise that they had in the original grunge era. BrooklynVegan proudly presents this show.

Rancid, H2O, The Interrupters @ Terminal 5
Punk and sometimes-ska institution Rancid never really put out a bad album, but their third LP ...And Out Come the Wolves was when it really all came together better than ever before or after. That album turned 20 this year and they've played it in full at a few festivals. It's not 100% clear if that's what they're doing tonight, but it at least seems likely that we'll hear a lot of it. New York vets H2O and new-ish ska-punk band The Interrupters (whose album Tim Armstrong had a hand in) open, and all three bands do it again tomorrow too. Both sold out.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ The Capitol Theatre
Robert Plant still has all the charisma and (most of) the vocal strength that made him a star four decades ago, and his current band (featuring members of Massive Attack and Portishead) help keep his music sounding modern. Their new stuff is pretty great, and of course you'll hear some Zeppelin tonight too. They do it again tomorrow at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, Cuushe, Erika Spring (DJ), Jensen Sportag (DJ), and Maria Usbeck (DJ) @ Wythe Hotel
It's Cascine Records' fifth anniversary and they're celebrating on the roof of the Wythe Hotel, including live performances and DJ sets from most of their roster, including the second-to-last-ever Korallreven show. Sold out.

RL Grime, Young Thug, Mr. Carmack @ Central Park SummerStage
Trap producer RL Grime keeps getting more massive, and his big-room beats are more than ready to handle the fame. Buzzy, quirky rapper Young Thug opens.

The Adicts, Reverend Horton Heat, The Creepshow @ Stage 48
This is a pretty sweet double bill: theatrical British punk vets The Adicts and Texas psychobilly masters The Reverend Horton Heat.

Eagles of Death Metal @ Saint Vitus
Eagles of Death Metal is the garage party rock band led by Jesse Hughes and QOTSA's Josh Homme (though Josh rarely plays live with them), and this year they're returning with their first album since 2008, Zipper Down. They're on tour ahead of that, and this is the second of two sold-out NYC shows.

The Star Spangles, PMS & the Moodswings, Vylits, DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Union Pool
It's the first show in eight years from these NYC anthemic punks who caused a stir in the late '90s and released debut album Bazooka!!! on Capitol records in 2003. You may remember their "whoa-oh"-laden single ""Which of the Two of Us is Gonna Burn This House Down?".

Holly Miranda, Ambrosia Parsley @ Mercury Lounge
Holly Miranda's second album came out back in June, featuring more of her ethereal style and heavenly voice. This is the first of two nights at Mercury Lounge, tonight with frequent collaborator Ambrosia Parsley.

'Nufonia Must Fall' featuring Kid Koala, The Afiara Quartet @ BAM
With help from a team of puppeteers and the design team behind Her and Lost in Translation, Kid Koala adapts his own 2003 graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall as a live stage silent film. Part of BAM's Next Wave Fest.

BAIO (of Vampire Weekend), Paul Raffaele @ Rough Trade
Vampire Weekend's BAIO releases his debut solo LP this week on Glassnote, and it's not too far removed from the stuff his main band does. See for yourselif tonight.

House Party with Funk Flex, Just Blaze, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Soul, Electr @ Webster Hall
The guest at tonight's House Party is rapper/singer Ty Dolla $ign. He's got a few undeniable singles out already (like "Paranoid") and has a new album called Free TC coming out this year. Maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight.

Palm, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Warehouse, Mega Bog @ Palisades
Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse play their second of two NYC shows tonight, with skronky Hudson post-punks Palm.

Tommy Keene, Dot Dash @ Bowery Electric
Tommy Keene has been making jangly, post-Big Star power pop since the early '80s when songs like "Places That Are Gone" and "Run Now" were staples on collage radio. His new album is called Laugh in the Dark was just released and finds his pop sensibilities still intact.

'COLLAPSE w/ Timur and the Dime Museum @ BAM
Part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, 'COLLAPSE' is a costume-filled "glam-rock requiem for the natural world" featuring LA band Timur and the Dime Museum.

On An On, Eliot Sumner, Dosh @ Baby's All Right
Dreamy Minneapolis band On an On released new album And The Wave has Two Sides back in July.

Helmet @ Stone Pony
Alt-metal boundary pushers Helmet have been playing their 1994 album Betty in full on tour. They already hit NYC three times this year, and this leg of the tour has them nearby at NJ (tonight) and Long Island (tomorrow).

The Thurston Moore Band @ WFMU Monty Hall
We still miss Sonic Youth, but that itch gets scratched pretty well by Thurston's current band which features his SY bandmate Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe. Their tour hit NYC last month, and tonight it's nearby in Jersey City.

GWAR, Butcher Babies, Battlecross @ The Paramount
GWAR are sadly without Oderus Urungus, who passed away last year, but they still put on shocking, hilarious, gruesome shows. Their current tour doesn't hit NYC but tonight it's nearby for this Long Island show.

Joe Jackson @ Iridium
Joe Jackson's proper tour will have him in NYC for two Town Hall shows in October, but tonight he's also got this sold-out Iridium gig. The veteran musician's new album Fast Forward comes out October 2.

"Tree of Codes" w/ Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie XX @ Park Avenue Armory
Choreographer Wayne McGregor and visual artist Olafur Eliasson have a new ballet called Tree of Codes and the music for it was done by Jamie xx, who's having an incredible year thanks to his very well-received new album In Colour. The ballet runs from September 14-21.

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photos by Mimi Hong

Basement / Adventures / LVL UP / Palehound @ Gramercy - 8/17/15

UK rockers Basement recently wrapped up a tour with Adventures, LVL UP and Palehound, which hit NYC on Monday (8/17) at Gramercy Theatre. Like they'd been doing on this tour, they gave us a good mix of both full lengths and a couple off last year's EP too. Pictures of that show are in this post.

It was only their third NYC show ever, as the band didn't make their way over here much at first and they were on a brief hiatus from 2012-2014. They definitely seem to like it over here though -- they already announced a return trip for the fall. It's with their jangle pop Run for Cover labelmates Turnover, and pop punk band The Story So Far is headlining. This one doesn't hit NYC, but it will be nearby for shows at NJ's Starland Ballroom on November 7 and Long Island's Emporium on November 8. Tickets for NJ and LI go on sale today (8/21) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Turnover have other dates, including NYC this Saturday (8/22) at LPR with TWIABP and Pianos Become the Teeth (tickets) and October 1 at Gramercy Theatre with Lydia (tickets).

In more related news, both Palehound and LVL UP play the Exploding In Sound extended weekend of shows this weekend. LVL UP are on one of the Brooklyn shows: tonight (8/21) at Palisades with Krill, Big Ups, Stove (ex-Ovlov) and Palm (tickets). Palehound play the Boston show the next day.

More pictures from Gramercy and the new Basement dates below...

Continue reading "Basement played Gramercy Theatre with Adventures, LVL UP and Palehound (pics), add tour dates with Turnover"

photo: Big Ups at the Seaport in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Big Ups

We recently mentioned that Brooklyn/Boston indie rock label Exploding In Sound Records is throwing an extended weekend of shows in their two hometowns, and now the lineups are announced. They look like this:

8/20 at Baby's All Right (Brooklyn) (tickets)
Special Guests
Grass Is Green
Two Inch Astronaut

8/21 at Palisades (Brooklyn) (tickets)
Big Ups
"Unholy Strength"

8/22 at The Sinclair (Boston) (tickets)
Big Ups
"Unholy Strength"

8/23 at O'Brien's Pub (matinee show) Boston (tickets)
Great Deceivers
Lady Bones
*FREE PIZZA if you get there early*

8/23 at Great Scott (Boston)
Kal Marks
Bunny's A Swine

8/24 at Silent Barn (Brooklyn)
Fond Han

In case you missed it, Grass Is Green includes guitarist Devin McKnight who now also plays in Speedy Ortiz, and Stove is the new project of Ovlov singer Steve Hartlett.

Any guesses on who the special guests at Baby's or "Unholy Strength" at Palisades and the Sinclair are?

In related news, Palehound recently released the new single "Healthier Folk" from their upcoming album, Dry Food, due 8/14 via EIS. You can listen, with the EIS show flyers, below...

Continue reading "Exploding In Sound extended weekend lineups announced"

photo: Superheaven @ Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)

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

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Amityville Music Hall
Superheaven offer one of the most convincing takes on '90s grunge (even if they hate being called that) of most modern bands doing that kind of thing, and Diamond Youth seem to worship at the house that Josh Homme built (they're good at it too). Openers Rozwell Kid have kind of a rock star Weezer Green Album thing going on. This BV-presented tour already hit NYC, and tonight it's nearby on Long Island.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Tonstartsbandht @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's two-drummer-powered King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard attack NYC tonight, with strong support from New Orleans party garage duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Tonstartsbandht.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Buscabulla @ Warsaw
UMO got decidedly more funky on their new album, Multi-Love, which could make tonight's sold-out show quite the party.

Uknown Mortal Orchestra @ Baby's All Right
After Warsaw, UMO is heading south to play a 1 AM show at Baby's All Right. To get in you need to comment on their Facebook page.

Van Morrison, Taj Mahal @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend Van Morrison released an album of duets this year but expect this show to touch on the many facets of his long, varied career. And for "Gloria" to be the encore.

James Murphy VS Eric Duncan @ Output
While these days he's got his hands full with new wine bar/restaurant Four Horsemen, onetime LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy still gets his fingers on wax, spinning records of various vintages.

Decline of Western Civilization @ BAM / Afterparty @ Rough Trade
Long out of print, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally coming out on DVD. There's a screening of the first film (the punk one) at BAM followed by a Q&A with Spheeris. After that you can head to Rough Trade to see an all-star band perform X's Los Angeles in full, and Citizen Blast Kane peform Black Flag and Circle Jerks covers. It's free with your BAM ticket; $7 without.

Future Punx, Eaters, Nuraxi @ Alphaville
Old pals Future Punx and Eaters team up again for this show at Alphaville, should be fun.

Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi @ Union Hall
Is this new Wrens album ever going to come out? Grill frontman Charles Bissel tonight at this benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154.

Kids In the Hall @ Town Hall
Forty-three Helens agree: Kids in the Hall remain some of the funniest guys on the planet and this show -- a mix of new material and classic characters -- should be a lot of fun.

Local H, Aeges @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Chicago rockers Local H are still going strong, having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band this year and released their eighth album, Hey, Killer, in April.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their first of four Radio City shows.

Gun Outfit, Ivy, Ornament, Laced @ Trans-Pecos
Psych/slowcore-ish band Gun Outfit just played NYC twice during Northside Fest, and now they're gracing us with one more before heading home to Olympia. Local punks Ivy are worth catching too.

Azar Swan, Clay Rendering, Them Are Us Too, Pawns @ Palisades
Azar Swan make goth pop in the Zola Jesus realm, while Clay Rendering aim for more difficult, industrial-tinged sounds.

Eddi Front, Elisa Ambrogio, Lacrymosa @ Union Pool
It's been three years since Eddi Front released her debut EP and she's just now finishing up her first album. Her spare, spooky piano style should sound nice in Union Pool's intimate performance space. Be sure to catch Magik Markers singer Elsia Ambrogio

Palm, Dogs on Acid, White Pisces, Littlefoot @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Dogs On Acid include members of emo revival OGs Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, and White Pisces have members of pre-Snowing band Street Smart Cyclist, but with these projects the bands offer up '90s-style grunge and indie rock. DBTS is a pretty cozy space, making it a great environment for this kind of stuff.

Total Babes, The Glazzies @ Rough Trade
If you like classic-style '90s indie rock (think Sebadoh or Wedding Present), Total Babes do it very well, with lots of punky energy and sneery attitude. As you may know, the band includes Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Gates, Prawn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Summer-y emo revival band A Great Big Pile of Leaves are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their 2010 debut, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, by playing it in full at this show. Gates and AGBPOL's likeminded Topshelf labelmates Prawn open the show.

Love As Laughter @ HiFi
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form. This is a free show.

Ovlov (farewell show), Bluffing, Hellrazor, Spook The Herd, Very Fresh @ Shea Stadium
Exploding In Sound band Ovlov are calling it quits after this show, and they're going out with a pretty cool bill. Hellrazor is the band of Speedy Ortiz drummer Mike Falcone, and Spook The Herd is the band of Grass Is Green's Jesse Weiss, and it also includes a couple Ovlov members.

Against Me!, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl and The Flight @ Starland Ballroom
Against Me! already played a free NYC show on this tour, but if you missed it or need to see their killer live show again, you can head to NJ tonight and do just that.

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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Exploding In Sound

Brooklyn/Boston indie rock label Exploding In Sound Records is throwing a five-day, six-show celebration this August in their two hometowns, dubbed the "Thank You For Being A Friend" Extended Weekend. The lineups are still TBA, but as anyone who's seen an Exploding In Sound showcase knows, a huge majority of the roster and some surprise guests are always known to show up. The label's currently got Pile, Krill, Big Ups, Kal Marks, Two Inch Astronaut, Leapling, LVL UP, Palehound and more, and who knows, maybe alumni like Speedy Ortiz or Porches will be there too. The schedule of shows looks like this:

8/20 @ Baby's All Right (Brooklyn)
8/21 @ Palisades (Brooklyn)
8/22 @ The Sinclair (Boston)
8/23 @ O'Brien's (matinee show) (Boston)
8/23 @ Great Scott (Boston)
8/24 @ Silent Barn (Brooklyn)
Before that, EIS is throwing a Northside Festival showcase this Friday (6/12) at Aviv with Ipsum and Gimme Tinnitus, which features Sleepies, Clean Girls, Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy, Wildhoney, Kindling, Kal Marks, Palm, Washer, Nonsense, and DONE. Tickets are on sale.

In other related news, EIS band Ovlov are playing their final show this month.

Stream some of the label's recent releases below...

Continue reading "Exploding In Sound throwing 5-day celebration in Brooklyn and Boston (but first a Northside showcase)"


Brooklyn's annual Gigawatts Festival returns this year with a lineup that's bigger and more impressive than ever. The fest happens July 24-26 at The Wick & The Well, and artists playing include Black Lips, Braid, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang, Cheap Girls, Chumped, Anamanaguchi, Pile, Ava Luna, Cerebral Ballzy, Amanda X, Potty Mouth, Mannequin Pussy, Heaven's Gate, Honduras, Laura Stevenson, Dan Friel and still more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/15) at 10 AM with a pre-sale starting today (5/13) at noon. To get tickets in the presale, use the password: savetheclocktower.

Check out the full day-by-day lineups below...

Continue reading "Gigawatts Festival 2015 happening at The Wick & The Well w/ Black Lips, Braid, APTBS, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang & more"

photo: Delicate Steve @ Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by David Andrako)
Delicate Steve

Waking Windows Music & Arts Festival happens this weekend (May 1-3) in Winooski, VT, featuring over 100 music acts and comedians at 11 different venues in the city's downtown area. Artists include King Tuff, Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Tops, J Fernandez, Javelin, O'death, William Tyler and more. Think of it as New England's Northside Fest (or SXSW, MusicFestNW, etc). Tickets and passes are on sale. Full lineup is listed below.

Delicate Steve, who played Brooklyn Bowl last week, will be performing at Soho's Moscot Gallery on May 7 as part of their "Live from the Shop" series. It's a free show with complimentary beer/wine for those 21+ but you do need to RSVP.

Continue reading "Delicate Steve playing VT's Waking Windows fest with Titus, King Tuff & more ++ also playing free Moscot show in NYC"

photo: Perfect Pussy in Chicago in February (more by James Richards IV)
Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy are on tour now and about to play three NYC shows, the first of which is this weekend. That's part of their run with experimental rockers Deerhoof and happens Saturday (3/28) at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, also with Zula on board. That's sold out.

Then the following weekend they play two shows at Baby's All Right: April 3 with Sick Feeling, Meat Wave and Mannequin Pussy (sold out); and April 4 with So Stressed, Wreck & Reference and Laced (tickets). Updated PP dates are listed below.

As for Zula, the Webster Hall show is one of three upcoming NYC appearances on their tour. They also go on a run with Palm which hits Brooklyn's Silent Barn on Tuesday (3/31), also with SoftSpot and Really Big Pinecone. That's $8 at the door. Zula and Palm team up again later on for a show on May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge with Landlady, whose Adam Schatz plays a solo set in NYC tonight (3/27) with Hallelujah the Hills. Ticket info TBA for the LPR show.


Henry and and Nate Terepka from Zula put out the Water Pressure EP earlier this month under the name Zula/annex. (Album art x2 above.) They just made a video for its psych-poppy track "MeUP" which premieres below.

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photo: Father John Misty in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

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

Kanye West @ Madison Square Park
As part of NBA All-Star Weekend, Kanye plays this free show outside of Madison Square Park at 8 PM that you had to win Roc Nation or Power 105.1's contests to get into. OKC Thunder player (and Roc Nations Sports signee) Kevin Durant co-hosts. There hasn't been one day this week that the internet could stop talking about Kanye West, so hopefully he'll have some juicy responses on stage. If you didn't get in, you can stream the show live on Jay Z's Life + Times website. And if you don't stream it, we're sure you'll hear all about it tomorrow.

The Mary Onettes, Alex Calder, Nicholas Nicholas @ Cameo Gallery
Owing a lot to New Order and The Cure, Swedish band The Mary Onettes have honed their own brand of mopey dreampop. This is their first full-band NYC show since 2008.

Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's his first of five shows at Gramercy Theatre.

Invisible Familiars, Pool Cosby, Earthy Babes @ Mercury Lounge
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable.

John Zorn, Talea Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey, Ikue Mori @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight's installment has New York's forward-thinking Talea Ensemble joining forces with legendary NYC composer, performer and improvisor John Zorn for a program of new and classic works.

Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sturgill Simpson made a lot of year-end lists with his terrific take on classic twang, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. Sold out.

Claude VonStroke, Kill Frenzy, Cranks @ Output
As the founder of Dirtybird and a producer on his own too, Claude VonStroke's been a pretty key player in the whole "house revival" that's been going on. Tonight he headlines Output's weekly INPUT party.

Father John Misty, Guy Blakeslee @ Rough Trade
Father John Misty is on night 2 of his four-night NYC run in support of his excellent new album, I Love You Honeybear. Opening is Guy Blakeslee of psych rockers The Entrance Band, and he's worth getting there on time for. Sold out.

Motor Sister, Static Summer, Abstract Artimus @ Saint Vitus
Motor Sister is the new band of Mother Superior guitarist/vocalist Jim Wilson, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Scott's wife (and Meatloaf's daughter and Jim's country collaborator) Pearl Aday, and drummer John Tempesta (currently of The Cult, formerly of Exodus, Testament and other bands). They initially formed to play Mother Superior songs at Scott's birthday party last year, but now they've got songs written for an album coming out this March on Metal Blade.

Dave Harrington, Sam Cohen, Shark?, Kinsey @ Shea Stadium
Two members of recently broken-up/on-hiatus bands play this show -- Dave Harrington of Darkside (full band) and Sam Cohen of Yellowbirds -- as well as local garage rockers Shark? and songwriter Nick Kinsey.

Franz Nicolay, Emilyn Brodsky, Hiccup @ The Acheron
With a CV that includes stints in The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society, Franz Nicolay has been solo since 2010 and just released his new album, To Us, the Beautiful.

Two Gallants, Happiness @ Baby's All Right
Two Gallants put out their most rockin' album yet earlier this month, and tonight they begin their 3-night stand in NYC on their tour supporting it. Tonight is still on sale but the other two are sold out.

San Fermin, Metropolis Ensemble @ Lincoln Center
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin will fit right in to Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series which happens in the gorgeous Appel Room. Adding to the glitz, tonight they'll be aided by chamber orchestra the Metropolis Ensemble.

Etienne De Crecy, All Dom Wrong @ Verboten
A review of Etienne de Crécy's 1996 Super Discount EP spawned the term "French Touch" which would soon be applied to Daft Punk, Air, Cassius and other electronic acts of the late '90s. Crécy's newly released third installment in his Super Discount series is a winner.

Meek Mill @ Best Buy Theater
Meek Mill has a new album on the way, and between his recent single with Big Sean & A$AP Ferg and his recent notable Nicki Minaj and Jazmine Sullivan collaborations, it seems like one worth looking forward to. Tonight's show is sold out, but you can also catch him tomorrow at Webster Hall.

Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy @ Madison Square Garden
Snoop Dogg's planning to release an album produced entirely by Pharrell, and he's also contributing to the new Game of Thrones mixtape. We haven't heard any of that new material yet, but maybe he'll give us a little preview tonight.

The 'Take Me To The River' All Stars @ Apollo Theater
Memphis music scene documentary "Take Me to the River" is being celebrated with two NYC shows this week (this being the second), featuring some of the artists in the film like soul legends William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush. Also on the bill is Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, Jerry Harrison, a 13 Piece House Band w/ Stax Records Hi Rhythm Section and The Royal Memphis Horns led by Ben Cauley.

Nine of Swords, Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Palm, Peaer @ Palisades
This bill is pretty cool all around, with screamo-y punks Nine of Swords, grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, Boston indie rockers Kal Marks, pop eccentrics Palm, and the '90s-inspired Paear.

Joan Shelley, Nathan Bowles, Nathan Salsburg @ Union Pool
Psych-folk singer Joan Shelley plays as a duo tonight with Nathan Salsbury, who also opens the night with a solo set. Pelt's Nathan Bowles rounds out the bill.

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

Radiator King
Radiator King

Boston singer/songwriter Adam Silvestri, aka Radiator King (not to be confused with Radiator Hospital), makes the kind of folk with punk grit that Chuck Ragan does in his solo career or The Gaslight Anthem does on their more recent material. He's putting out his second album, Document Untold, on February 24, and we've got the premiere of its new single, "Hardwired." Listen below.

Radiator King will be in NYC tonight (2/5) at Sidewalk Cafe for a full-band show, and later this month he'll join his fellow Bostonians Pile on their tour, which hits NYC on February 25 at Palisades with Canada rock duo Solids and Pile's EIS labelmates Leapling. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

After their run with Radiator King, Pile basically plan to stay on the road for the foreseeable future. We previously mentioned a TBA Brooklyn show for April 28, which we now know happens at Baby's All Right with Yazan, Vulture Shit and Captain Wizard. Tickets for that one are on sale. Pile also play a Fordham show with Elvis Depressedly on Friday (2/6). All of their dates are listed below.

Pile album artwork

Pile's new album, You're Better Than This, comes out March 3 via Exploding In Sound, and so far the band have put out two songs from that. "Mr. Fish" starts off as a slower, more slack indie rocker before turning into something bigger, while "#2 Hit Single" is the Pile you know and love in full-on attack mode. Check out both below.

As for the other two bands on that Pile/Radiator King show at Palisades, Solids (who also play Cake Shop the following night) made a new video for "Off White" and Leapling are streaming their new album, Vacant Page in full (due 2/10 via EIS). Check those out below too.

In other Exploding In Sound news, Krill recently put out the seven-minute clanger "Tiger" off their upcoming album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, due 2/17 via DDW/EIS (listen below). They've also expanded their tour, and now have two upcoming NYC shows. In addition to Friday's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show with Porches, Frankie Cosmos and Sheer Mag, Krill play an LP release show on March 14 at Silent Barn with local indie rockers LVL UP and avant-popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand. All of their dates are listed below.

There's never a lack of local LVL UP shows. You can also catch them February 20 at Aviv with Quarterbacks, Crying and Long Beard; and February 28 at Shea Stadium with Liam Betson, Slight and Doubting Thomas Cruise Control.

Nor is there ever a lack of chances to catch Cloud Becomes Your Hand (maybe you caught them last weekend). To bring things just about full circle, they play Leapling's record release show on February 13 at Shea Stadium with Palm, Cantina and Felicia Douglass. Jerry Paper is DJing.

Lists of dates, videos and song streams, below...

Continue reading "Radiator King shares new song, playing shows w/ Pile, Solids and Leapling, who also have new stuff +++ new Krill too"

Porches at Baby's All Right in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

NYC's Frankie Cosmos has been playing a lot lately and last night (11/5) played what she's saying is her last hometown show for a couple months at the Little Big League record release at Shea Stadium. Her Double Double Whammy labelmates LVL UP and FC keyboardist Gabby Smith's band Eskimeaux opened the show. Anyone catch that? You can check out a short video featuring the choreographed dance moves of the Frankie Cosmos band, below.

Related band Porches recently scheduled their own hometown show happening December 12 at Palisades, also with LVL UP, as well as What Moon Things and Cantina. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only hometown date at the moment.

Meanwhile, LVL UP also play Little Big League's Philly release show this Friday (LBL's last show before hiatus) and then they hook up with Saintseneca for a few dates on their tour including the NYC show happening Saturday (11/8) at Glasslands. NY indie rockers Palm are on that bill too, and tickets are still available.

All LVL UP dates are listed, with a recent video from Porches' new synthy single on Terrible, a recent Frankie Cosmos video, and the FC clip from the Shea show, below...

Continue reading "Frankie Cosmos played Shea; Porches schedule show with LVL UP (who are touring w/ Saintseneca)"

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson, who you may know as one of the saxophonists from tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l album and tour, is releasing his debut solo album called Lower Bottoms on October 21 via Tubapede Records (pre-order physical and digital). Its new single "To Believe In What" is an experimental sax workout and that premieres in this post. Listen below.

Matt has some solo shows coming up including two in NYC. First, he plays a trio set at The Stone this Saturday (10/4) at 8 PM with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ches Smith. Then he plays a Lower Bottoms release show on November 16 at Snugs (61 Bergen St) in Brooklyn. Additionally, Matt plays as a member of Battle Trance (who have a new album out on NNA Tapes), and they also have dates coming up including an opening slot at the MHOW (10/10) stop of the Buke & Gase tour. Palm are on that show too and tickets are still available.

All Matt Nelson solo dates and Battle Trance dates are listed, with the new song, below...

Continue reading "former tUnE-yArDs saxist Matt Nelson releasing a solo album, playing shows; Battle Trance opening for Buke & Gase"

Grand Resort @ Sound Bites Series 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Grand Resort

Mentioned briefly before, The Slackgaze zine is throwing a three-day festival in Bushwick this weekend (June 20 - 22) at 94 Evergreen Ave dubbed "Slackfest" with 50 or so bands, mostly local, playing. It kicks off today (6/20) at 3 PM, with such bands as Honduras, Sharkmuffin, Gingerlys, Life Size Maps, ONWE and loads more, and bands playing Saturday (6/21) and Sunday (6/22) include Turnip King, Grand Resort, Hippy, Haybaby, Arm Candy and more. One band you would think that would be playing Slackfest but isn't: Total Slacker.

The fest goes 3 PM - 2 AM daily, and is all ages. Tickets are $10 each day or you can buy a $20 pass that gets you into the whole thing. Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Slackfest happening this weekend in Bushwick with 50 bands (Turnip King, Honduras, Sharkmuffin, Grand Resort & more)"


Yonatan Gat of Monotonix is set to release his debut solo EP, Iberian Passage, May 27 via Joyful Noise. The record was inspired by Brazilian cult band Os Mutantates and the improvisational spirit of Miles Davis, and you can hear a little of that in his track "Kotonou" which makes its premiere in this post.

You can catch Yonatan live on the East Coast this weekend, including NYC tonight (3/20) at Death by Audio, where he'll play with fellow Israelis Vaadat Charagim , plus Palm and Exocomets. That's the first of two NYC shows this week for Vaadat Charagim, who also play Friday with Fat White Family.

All tour dates are listed, along with the flyer for the DbA show and the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Monotonix's Yonatan Gat releasing solo EP, touring, playing DbA tonight w/ Vaadat Charagim (dates, streams)"

Jim James @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jim James

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Jim James & The Roots @ Prospect Park
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and hip hop renaissance men The Roots are teaming up for a collaborative set today for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park. Tickets are still available.

Syd Arthur @ Mercury Lounge
The UK's Syd Arthur seem to be pretty doing pretty well over in their home country, and now they're bringing their proggy, jazzy pop over to the US for a NYC show at Mercury Lounge tonight. Celestial Shore open.

Heliotropes @ Glasslands
NYC's Heliotropes are celebrating the release of their debut album, A Constant Sea, tonight at Glasslands with support from Bad Cop and Fan-Tan. (You can stream the album over at SPIN.) They also play the free 4Knots Festival later this month.

Guards @ Brooklyn Bowl
Another solid NYC band, Guards, play a show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. It's free if you RSVPed (which is now closed) and if you didn't, you can still get in with $5 at the door. Fort Lean open.

CHVRCHES @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Synth pop trio CHVRCHES, whose debut album comes out in September, play their second of two sold-out NYC shows tonight with Still Corners.

Laurie Anderson & more @ Rockefeller Park
The River to River Festival continues tonight at Rockefeller Park with the first of two shows from avant-garde pop veteran Laurie Anderson. For tonight's show, she'll be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio (Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard), Roger Kleier (guitar), Ches Smith (drums) ), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola) & special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee. Tonight's show is a "stories" show and tomorrow's is "songs."

Lauren Flax, JD Samson, Justin Strauss & more @ Output
A bunch of solid local DJs will be at Williamsburg dance club Output tonight for "Group Hug," a fundraiser for the Williamsburg Walks.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
Austin's 18-piece baroque pop collective Mother Falcon continue their two NYC residencies tonight at Littlefield. Each one has different guests and tonight's are Johnny Gandelsman and Christina Courtin. Their next NYC show is 6/23 at Joe's Pub.

LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul @ NJ Performing Arts Center
The Kings of the Mic Tour which features LL Cool J (w/ DJ Z-Trip), Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul, hits the NYC-area for its first of two shows tonight. Tonight's show is in NJ but that same lineup will play Roseland Ballroom on Thursday (6/20).

Ned Rothenberg, Marc Ribot & more @ The Stone
Multi-instrumentalist Ned Rothenberg is beginning his weekly residency at The Stone tonight with two shows. His first show (8 PM) is with Peter Evans and Zeena Parkins, and his second (10 PM) is with guitar wizard Marc Ribot.

Big Neck Police, Palm, Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks, Tetsuo @ Death by Audio
Williamsburg all ages DIY space Death by Audio is hosting a solid local bill tonight (on the noisier side) with Big Neck Police, Palm, Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks, and Tetsuo (ex-Fiasco).

The Riot Grrrl Collection @ Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
Former Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna was just here with her new band, The Julie Ruin, for Northside. Tonight she talks about zine making, collecting and the riot grrrl legacy with her onetime Le Tigre bandmate Johanna Fateman, GUNK creator Ramdasha Bikceem, onetime Bratmobile member Molly Neuman, and Riot Grrrl Collection archivist and editor Lisa Darms. 7 PM, free.

Valient Thorr, Gypsyhawk, Ramming Speed @ Saint Vitus
Party metallers Valient Thorr bring their tour with Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed to Saint Vitus tonight for their second of two NYC shows this week. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

The English Beat @ City Winery
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival continues tonight with a show from Dave Wakeling's The English Beat. No other original members... but it's free.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Hausu - Chrysanthemum (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Hausu - Learning Mess (MP3)


Portland youngsters Hausu (whose name might be taken from one of the most awesome cult-horror films of all time) make a manic-depressive brand of indie rock with emotions at frayed nerves, and overdriven minor chord rock-outs melding with mopey adenoidal vocals. Have you ever heard Dinosaur Jr.'s cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven"? They're kind of like that. The band's debut album, Total, is out June 25 and you can download a couple tracks from it above or stream them below.

The band just started a major North American tour, and will be in NYC for two shows: Cake Shop on June 19 with Palm and Gray Nurse; and Death by Audio on June 20 with Cereal Banter and Sea Cliff, Long Island's great Turnip King. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Portland band Hausu signed to Hardly Art, releasing debut LP and going on tour (dates, MP3s)"

The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Damned

Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including  The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.

The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2,  go on sale. Passes are on sale.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, adds The Damned, Tragedy, The Bats, Gehenna ++ more"