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American Football in Chicago in August (more by Jeff Ryan)
American Football

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

American Football, S. Carey @ 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 begins their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Allo Darlin, Sapphire Mansions @ Glasslands
Winsome, charming, and undeniably talented, seeing an Allo Darlin show is a sure way to lift your spirits -- even for the ukulele-phobes out there. Sapphire Mansions take their name (and maybe just a smidge of their sound) from a Felt song and are quality too.

Mighty Mouse, Paul Raffaele, Speakerbot @ Glasslands
After the Allo Darlin' show, hang around Glasslands to party late with London producer Mighty Mouse.

Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

The Muffs, Upset, Miriam @ The Bell House (CBGB Festival)
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. Upset feature members of Hole and Vivian Girls and they're pretty likeminded to the Muffs, and Miriam is the new solo project of Norton Records co-founder/A-Bones drummer/singer Miriam Linna.

Yelle, Lemonade @ Irving Plaza
Despite the language barrier, Yelle scored a big club hit in the late '00s with "A cause des garçons" (Later used for the French people dancing SNL sketch). She just released her third album, Complètement Fou, featuring more of her effervescent Franco-synthpop.

Buke and Gase, Battle Trance, Palm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Buke and Gase make their own instruments and use them to create pretty eccentric sounds. Battle Trance count one of the former tUnE-yArDs sax players as a member, and they should be interesting too.

Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Soul Search @ Palisades
Code Orange dropped the "Kids" from their name and went in a more alt-metal direction on this year's I Am King. Their shows are usually crazy and that should definitely be the case at the small Palisades.

Hiro Kone, Lace Curtain, Eaters, Negative Supply @ Silent Barn
While Mikey Young prefers not to leave Australia these days, the other half of Lace Curtain, David West, is bringing the band to the US for a short tour. Brookyn duo Eaters are on tour with them and make similarly proggy synthesizer music, mostly instrumental.

Citizen, You Blew It!, Slingshot Dakota, True Love @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Headliners Citizen make a melodic mix of post-hardcore and alternative rock, and they're joined by some cool openers like '90s-style emo devotees You Blew It! and the Mates of States-y keyboards/drums duo Slingshot Dakota.

Marketa Irglova @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Swell Season's Marketa Irglova just released her second solo album, entitled Muna, and celebrates it tonight.

Crime in Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Push Ups @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Crime In Stereo have been reunited for about two years now, and they headline this show which has some pretty great openers: the scrappy Sorority Noise, shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.

Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Any chance to get to DbA before it closes is a good one, and you can't really go wrong with tonight's lineup which includes grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, quirky indie rockers Kal Marks and the noisy Chat Logs.

Tom & Boot Boys, Anasazi, Aspects of War, Sad Boys, L.O.T.I.O.N., Primitive Pact @ The Acheron
Tokyo's Tom & Boot Boys are only playing two US shows this year, this being one of them. A handful of NYC's finest in punk and hardcore (and MA's Aspects of War) are on board to support.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. So who know who may turn up for this show?

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo @ Capitol Theatre
Pat Benatar's got no lack of '70s/'80s rock hits from "Heartbreaker" to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" to "Love Is a Battlefield." We'll likely hear all of those and plenty more tonight.

Cast of Star Trek: TNG Moderated by William Shatner @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Do you go to your local coffee shop and order "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."? Then chances are you're already in line for this Comic Con Super Week event that reunites most of the TNG crew, Jonathan Frakes being the most conspicuous absentee. First gen captain William Shatner moderates, making this the first meeting of Picard and Kirk sense Star Trek: Generations. This is bound to go better than that.

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

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Jon Hopkins has a new EP, titled Asleep Versions, which will be out via Domino on November 11. As the title implies, it four somnambulistic versions of songs from last year's acclaimed Immunity. These aren't remixes, though, they were recorded this year at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik, Iceland and the tracks form a continuous 25-minute work intended to be listened to as a whole. (Or split across two sides in the case of the vinyl 12".) EP highlight "Form By Firelight" was rerecorded with vocals by Raphaelle Standell of Braids/Blue Hawaii. (Past collaborator King Creosote sings on one too.) You can stream "Form By Firelight" and check out a trailer for the EP below.

Last in NYC over the summer, Hopkins will be back next month to play FIXED's 10th Anniversary Party which happens at Output on November 21 which also features resident DJs JDH & Dave P, as well as Marcus Worgull, Alex From Tokyo, and Paul Raffaele in the club's adjacent Panther Room. Tickets are on sale now.

All Jon Hopkins dates are listed, along with the EP trailer, below...

Continue reading "Jon Hopkins releasing 'Asleep Versions' EP, touring, playing FIXED 10th Anniversary in NYC (dates, streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Jacques Renault
Jacques Renault

Pitchfork posted a story yesterday on The New Electronic Brooklyn Underground, where they highlighted the thriving dance parties, labels, and producers that have been coming up in Brooklyn for a few years now and have been experiencing even greater success lately. Some of what they highlighted, like record label UNO and especially their artist Mykki Blanco, have been working their way up so much, they may not even be able to be considered "underground" anymore.

Mykki Blanco is also part of NYC's rising underground rap scene, and along with Angel Haze, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and The Underachievers, Mykki is being featured in Spit Gold Under An Empire, a new documentary on the NY rap scene directed by Montreal's Emily Kai Bock, who directed Grimes' "Oblivion" video (via FACT). You can watch the trailer video below.

But back to the electronic stuff. UNO is also responsible for putting out releases by other great artists like Jacques Greene, CFCF, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca, Gobby, and more. Jacques Greene, who resides in Montreal, is on tour of the US now and he'll be in NYC for a show on February 9 at 88 Palace with Dark Disco and Martyn. All Jacques Greene dates are listed below.

Another party highlighted in the Pitchfork article was Let's Play House, which is a party run by Jacques Renault (not to be confused with Jacques Greene) and Nik Mercer. They've got two upcoming events this month -- first they'll do a free one on January 24 at The Woods (48 S 4 St) with Stockholm producer HNNY (who also plays Le Baron on 1/22 while he's in NYC), and then a co-presented party with The Dog & Pony show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 26 with The Revenge (UK), Mark E, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffaele (tickets). The flyers for those shows are below. Jacques Renault also has a show tonight (1/18) at The Counting Room (44 Berry St) with Miss Sabado and Son of Sound. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with RSVP to resonate@misssabado.com.

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin
Mister Saturday Night

The article also highlights the Mister Saturday Night party, which is run by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. They have a bunch of parties coming up, and one of the most interesting ones is FaltyDL (who has an album coming out next week) at House of Yes on January 26. More info on that show and a list of all upcoming Mister Saturday NIght events are below.

The article also talks about Aurora Halal's Mutual Dreaming party, which doesn't have any upcoming events at the moment, but you may remember it from the Hieroglyphic Being show at 285 Kent over the summer.

Lists of dates, video, streams, and flyers below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork highlights 'New Brooklyn Electronic Underground' (Mister Saturday Night, UNO, Mykki Blanko & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Chromatics @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Chromatics

Chromatics were in town this past weekend, opening for Hot Chip on Friday (7/20) and playing a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (7/22). I caught their T5 set -- my first time seeing the group -- and they were more engaging than I thought they were going to be, with a live drummer keeping things banging. I like their new album just fine but to this point, though, Chromatics don't so much make music to dance to as music to melancholically bob your head to. Kill for Love's "Lady" and the Survivor-esque "These Streets Will Never Look the Same" came closest to getting the crowd moving. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post.

In related news, Chromatics' "Lady" was the inspiration for a new videogame that's part of the Pitchfork-comissioned Soundplay series and you can play that here.

Chromatics recently played the Pitchfork Festival too (which we have pictures of). More pictures from the MHOW show, a FIXED production (that was originally supposed to happen at Dekalb Market) where the band shared a bill with DJs JDH, Dave P and Paul Raffaele, below.

Continue reading "Chromatics inspired a videogame, opened for Hot Chip at Terminal 5, headlined Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)"

Chromatics in Chicago in January (more by Zach Pollack)
Chromatics

A while back, we mentioned that Chromatics were scheduled to play a FIXED x Dog and Pony show at Dekalb Market on July 22 with Paul Raffaele and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. It looks like that show has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg. Everything else is the same (date, lineup, etc), just a new location. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale today (6/28) at noon.

We're not fully sure about the other remaining shows that were scheduled to happen in Dekalb Market this summer, but it looks like the Blondes show happened as planned earlier this month. Did you make it out to that one? How'd it go?

Chromatics' MHOW show happens two days after Chromatics open for Hot Chip at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available. Hot Chip's Prospect Park show (7/18) with Gang Gang Dance is sold out.

In related news, the Drive soundtrack, which Chromatics contributed to, is being supported on tour this summer with sets from College, Anoraak, and Electric Youth. As mentioned, that tour comes to NYC for a show on July 20 at MHOW. Tickets for that show are still available.

A list of all Chromatics tour dates and a video are below...

Continue reading "Chromatics Dekalb Market show moved to MHOW"