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by Andrew Sacher

Floating Points (photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer)
Floating Points

UK producer Floating Points releases his first full length, Elaenia, next week (11/6) via Luaka Bop, and he's now streaming it in full. It was recorded with a full band and it still has elements of dance music, but it's often more of a chilled-out jazz album than anything else. It's good stuff, and you can listen to the whole thing below (via NPR)

Floating Points is going on a tour as an 11-piece band, including a NYC show on 11/7 at MHOW which is part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. BEMF just announced their second round of artists, including the Soulection Crew, Eats Everything, a Fool's Gold 8th Anniversary Party, Will Clarke & Soul to Seoul, Paul Raffaele, Nadus, DJ Afrika Bambataa, Spank, Fixed and Discwoman.

Those additions join MK, George FitzGerald, Django Django, Voices from the Lake and more. Full schedule HERE. Tickets are still available.

Stream the Floating Points album below...

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Youth Lagoon / Yvette @ Rough Trade in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yvette @ Rough Trade

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

Youth Lagoon, Moon King, Ronald Paris @ Webster Hall
Youth Lagoon's recently-released third album is his most diverse yet, with a sound closer to art rock than his first two records but never really sticking to an exact genre. His recent live shows have been great too, and both of tonight's openers are good.

Marching Church, Ukiah Drag @ Mercury Lounge
Marching Church is another band fronted by Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt, and their sound isn't miles away from Elias' main band. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows, and support comes from psychedelic punk band The Ukiah Drag.

Glue, Strutter, JJ Doll, Slav @ Palisades
Glue make the kind of hardcore that's all unfiltered aggression, over and done with it about as quickly as it started. They've only been around for a few years, but their live shows are already impossible to forget.

Beyond, Nuclear Age, Impact! @ Saint Vitus
NYHC vets Beyond (whose lineup included future Bold/Quicksand member Tom Capone) have been reunited for a bit now, but live shows are still rare. They're finally playing one again tonight to celebrate Revelation Records' reissue of their 1988 demo Dew It! and WNYU session "Crucial Chaos."

Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil @ The Studio at Webster Hall
If you're a death metal fan, you'll probably find that this bill is utterly stacked from start to finish.

Chad Valley, Stranger Cat, Vesuvio Solo @ Baby's All Right
Emotive UK synthpop act Chad Valley just released his new album, Entirely True Blue, via Cascine and plays tonight with Stranger Cat (aka Cat Martino) and Montreal's slightly gothy Vesuvio Solo.

Yvette, Kill Alters, Macula Dog, Hair (Booker Stardrum, Simon Hanes, Brandon Seabrook) @ Trans-Pecos
Yvette have not mellowed out one iota on their new Time Management, offering up industrial shriiiing and other noises that don't go well with a hangover. They're awesome.

Courtship Ritual, The Flag, Pajama People, Hand of God (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Courtship Ritual's music, slinky, sultry with more than a hint of witchy goth, should make for a fun pre-Halloween party.

Moon Boots, Felix Da Housecat, Paul Raffaele @ Verboten
If you're looking to dance the night away, everyone on this lineup is fit to help you do just that.

Spooky Mansion feat. Talib Kweli, Alissia, Sporting Life, and more @ Paper Box
The Wild Honey Pie is throwing a four-day Halloween party called Spooky Mansion at the Paper Box. This is the second night, and it's heavy on the hip hop side.

Chelsea Reject, Twelve45, Kait Browne, Nappy Nina, DJ Mursi Layne @ Elvis Guesthouse
While Talib Kweli is at Paper Box tonight, Duck Down signee Chelsea Reject (who's opened for Talib) has a show at new-ish Manhattan club Elvis Guesthouse.

JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Amber Valentine, Andy Pry, Lauren Flax, Beppe Savoni, DJ James Mulry @ Union Pool
JD Samson's monthly PAT party has its Halloween edition with "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." Requests for "Monster Mash" may go ignored, however.

Chris Gethard, Low Fat Getting High, Gary Richardson, Bambara, The Black Black, Mike Dobbins @ Shea Stadium
The very funny Chris Gethard graces his hometown with another show tonight, and as his shows often are, this one's got a few great local punk bands playing too.

Tribute to The Cramps, Jonathan Toubin (DJ), DJ Alix Brown @ Bowery Electric
Attentional teenage goo goo mucks of all ages: Start your Halloween Weekend early with this tribute to psychobilly legends The Cramps featuring members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hogg, The Fleshtones, The Dirtbombs and more.

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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dog as Pizza Rat at Tompkins Square Park Halloween dog parade (via @jillathrilla)
Pizza Rat

As you surely know, Halloween is Saturday (though judging from the amount of people dressed up last weekend, some people may have been confused) and there is no shortage of spooky things to do. The extravaganza that is NYC's annual Village Halloween Parade happens on Saturday on 6th Avenue from just North of Spring Street to 16th Street and lasts from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shine a Light" and you can be in it.

There are also loads of shows to go see on Halloween, including Flipper (with David Yow) at House of Vans, Wax Idols at Saint Vitus, Fred & Toody at Union Pool, The Orwells with just-added Twin Peaks and Shark? at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako and more at Shea Stadium, Skrillex on the Pier of Fear (aka Pier 94), Murphy's Law at Bowery Electric, Ringo Starr at Kings Theatre, the big show at MSG with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer and more (or the other Dead member Phil Lesh just outside of NYC)... and many other show options.

If you wanna get an early start on the spooky action, there's a Cramps tribute happening at Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/29) featuring a whole bunch of cool people: Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), Mick Collins (Dirtbombs/Gories), Jon Spencer (JSBX/Heavy Trash), Palmyra Delran (The Friggs), Sophia Urista (The Veevees), Robert Gordon, Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens (Boss Hog), Jack Ridley (Threats/Drowners), Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks), Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Miss Guy (Toilet Boys), Michael Cummings (Skaters), Mike Edison (Raunch Hands), Pat Phillips (Honduras), Cynthia Ross (New York Junk) plus DJs Jonathan Toubin and Alix Brown. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Toubin, his annual "Monster Mash" and "Haunted Hop" parties happens this year on Saturday at Secret Project Robot and features a host of current NYC bands covering classic NYC bands. Details still to be revealed but it's $10 with costume and $20 without and flyer is below. Also below: Toubin's 2015 Halloween mix.

Other shows: World Inferno Friendship Society will play their annual Hollowmass party at Warsaw on Halloween. These shows are spectacles, often involving elaborate set-pieces, fire-breathing, marching bands and more. Karla Rose and the Thorns, and Vic Thrill also play and tickets are on sale.

DFA Records are throwing a Halloween Party at Palisades on Saturday with Container, Guerilla Toss, Ciarra Black, Pill, Malory, PC Worship, Larry Gus, and Show Me The Body. Tickets are on sale now. And Wolf + Lamb, Mike Simonetti, and Paul Raffaele will be spinning at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Disco Club on Saturday (tickets).

Cameo Gallery, which closes in less than a month, is throwing a "Cameoween" party on Saturday night featuring a live performance by Le1f, DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. This is a FREE party and starts at midnight.

Halloween is also the time for cover shows, where bands play as another, usually more famous band. At Alphaville on Friday (10/30) you can catch Dances as T.Rex, Jangula as David Bowie, Heliotropes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Piers as Fleetwood Mac, and Stringer (mems of Heeney) as The Smiths. That show is $8 at the door. Also on Friday at Union Pool, Motion Studies will perform as Hall & Oates with Fielded (apparently just being themselves as Kate Bush) also on the bill. That's a free show.

For something more emo on Friday, Washed Up Emo and Bye Week Productions are presenting cover sets of Saves the Day (Stay What You Are in full), The Get Up Kids, Weezer and Guided by Voices at Bar Matchless (10/30). We don't know who all the performers are, but the STD and TGUK sets feature members of Field Mouse (advance tix sold out, but some will be available at doors).

At Cake Shop on Halloween you can see Parlor Walls as Wire, Stringer doing The Smiths again, Dirty Dishes as Stone Temple Pilots, Death to Slater as Bruce Springsteen's 2 Piece Band, The Regrets as Blondie, Hellbirds as The Ramones, and Oh Golly as Violent Femmes (tickets). Following that there's a free dance party featuring exclusively Girl Talk songs...and lasers (free).

Over at Silent Barn on Saturday they'll have Delicate Steve (as Smashing Pumpkins), Celestial Shore (as The Ramones), Very Fresh (as Alanis Morrissette), and Dear Leader doing something they're calling "TRL 1999 w/ Carson Daly." Tickets are on sale and day-of it's $10 at the door with costume or $12 without.

And at Baby's All Right on Halloween you can see "the world's drunkest tribute to Guns 'N Roses," Mr. Brownstone playing a midnight show (tickets).

For those who want another chance to dress up their pooches like Pizza Rat or Bagel Pigeon or whatever, there's "Pawfest" at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Saturday afternoon. It starts at noon, is free, and will also feature live performances from The Supertones, The Shipwrecks and The Flesh. Flyer for that is below.

And if you don't mind traveling outside the city just a bit on Halloween, there's Screaming Females as X at Asbury Park's Convention Hell with members of Bouncing Souls and The Parlor Mob covering Hall & Oates, and more; Cypress Hill play The Stony Pony; The Darkness play The Paramount in Huntington, NY; and Sufjan Stevens will be in Jersey City. And that aforementioned Phil Lesh show at The Cap.

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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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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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...

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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...

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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)

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...

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