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Pepper Rabbit @ BV-CMJ showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pepper Rabbit

I wrote back in October that "there's a rumor that the BV [CMJ] showcase [at Music Hall of Williamsburg] may have been Pepper Rabbit's last show ever." Looks like that was unfortunately true. Facebook letters from Xander (who talks about how hard it is to be an indie band) and Luc (who points out he'll be drumming for Islands this spring) below...

Continue reading "Pepper Rabbit announces breakup, says its hard to be an indie band; Luc drumming for Islands"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Raphaelle Standell-Preston of Braids/Blue Hawaii @ MHoW
Blue Hawaii

Like she was when in February, Canada's Raphaelle Standell-Preston was fighting a cold when she returned to NYC to play the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night (10/21). That didn't stop her from performing at the show twice though! Her electronic and atmospheric duo project Blue Hawaii bravely opened the show to the smallest audience of the night at 7pm (less than one hour after the BV day party at Public Assembly ended right next door). She then sang again at 10pm in Braids, but this time to the largest audience of the night. The room was packed to capacity as Braids performed their "absolutely beautiful" music. Seeming overwhelmed by their grand reception, Raphaelle thanked the crowd over and over as they ended their set and their tour with Pepper Rabbit who played at 8.

There's a rumor that the BV showcase may have been Pepper Rabbit's last show ever. Hopefully that's not true. To quote Hannah Angst, "Pepper Rabbit puts on an amazing show- I love when so few people can make that much noise." Maria Sherman said that, "the best part of [the] pepper rabbit show [was] John Norris screaming every lyric."

After Pepper Rabbit and before Braids, came Active Child who some say stole the show.

After Braids came the final set of the night, and that was from the great San Francisco post-punk band Weekend (I feel like it doesn't need to be written anymore that Weekend is not to be confused with The Weeknd or Weekends, but at least one person asked me to clarify this weekend, so I think I should keep writing it). Metro.us saw Weekend and says:

Bringing your own lights is an effective move that makes you stand out from the thousand other bands. You can better capture what you know as the es-sence of your own music. Weekend brought three long red tube lights to put beside their instruments, evoking electric heaters, warming up their icy goth rock sound.
Those lights did look super cool as the band closed out the Friday night show on a very loud note.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Sorry if for some reason you couldn't get in! More pictures below...

Continue reading "BV CMJ 2011 showcase @ MHOW w/ Braids, Active Child, Weekend, Pepper Rabbit & Blue Hawaii (pics)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Raphaelle Standell-Preston of Braids @ the Mohawk

"When I see Raphaelle Standell-Preston (guitar, lead vocals of Braids) take to the scene, I find that I'm even more excited than I thought I was. Joining her are Katie Lee (keyboard, vocals), Austin Tufts (drums, vocals) and Taylor Smith (samples, percussion, vocals, bass, guitar). The crowd is immediately in love after the first song and isn't afraid to show it. Cheers and screams all around. "Glass Deers," the longest track on the band's newly released album, Native Speaker, makes its appearance, leading in with its otherworldly din and chimes until it quiets down and Raphaelle's voice takes its first demure and regulated step. The whole group-from keyboard to drums, guitar, voice, samples and drums-shines with a melodious and striking sound, but it's the lead vocals that flare brightest. As the song unfolds, so do the layers of the multi-talented artist's range and expression. No one can help but be captivated and I am left inspired by the pure power of the song as performed live." [eventseekr]
Tourmates Braids & Pepper Rabbit hit the Mohawk in Austin on Tuesday (10/4). Here are some pictures from that show which was opened by (also tourmate) Painted Palms.

The tour continues through Friday, 10/21, when Braids and Pepper Rabbit join Active Child, Weekend, and Raphaelle from Braids' other project Blue Hawaii at the BrooklynVegan official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still on sale, or get in with your CMJ badge.

More pictures from Austin below...

Continue reading "Braids & Pepper Rabbit on tour, played Mohawk w/ Painted Palms (pics)"

Braids @ Mercury Lounge (more by Andrew St. Clair)

Though you may have noticed it on Music Hall's site already, I'm excited to announce the lineup of the 2011 BrooklynVegan official CMJ showcase, happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, October 21st. It looks like this:

7pm Blue Hawaii
8pm Pepper Rabbit
9pm Active Child
10pm Braids
11pm Weekend
Tickets go on sale today (9/16) at noon, which is also when the BV Holiday show (happening at the same venue) goes on sale. Both will have tickets also available at the Mercury Lounge box office (unless they sell out before you get there), and the CMJ show will of course also let in CMJ badges.

Montreal's Braids (not to be confused with Braid), covered countless times on this site also played a BV-SXSW 2011 party and are currently nominated for the Polaris Award. I'm honored to host them twice in one year.

Blue Hawaii, more of a rarity, is Braids front-woman Raphaelle's solo project. You don't see Blue Hawaii's name on a bill very often, though maybe you just caught them when they opened for Braids at Mercury Lounge on September 6th. Get there early! Raphaelle on stage once is something not to be missed, let alone twice in one night!

Active Child @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Active Child

Active Child, whose last NYC was a sold out one at Bowery Ballroom just last week, will play an early 9pm set even though they could probably be headlining the night themselves. No lack of BV Active Child posts too if you want to find out more about the LA-based ex-choir boy harp playing artist (Active Child also played a BV SXSW party in March 2010).

Pepper Rabbit also recently shared bills with Braids, though not in NYC where Pepper Rabbit also just headlined their own Mercury Lounge show. Grab the Freelance Whales remix of of their song "Rose Mary Stetch" HERE if you don't have it yet.

Weekend @ BV-SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)

Last but far from least is Weekend (not to be confused with The Weeknd or Weekends) who also played the same BV SXSW party in 2011 that Braids did (Malajube, who are in NYC now, played that show too). I'm excited to have them back too! To quote one BV contributor who I think speaks for most of us, "Weekend are one of my favorite new bands of the last year." Maybe you just caught them at one of their two packed NYC shows earlier this month. They played both Mercury Lounge and Glasslands with Talk Normal. Download/listen to their new track "Hazel" below.

NOTE: This is one of two official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcases. The other is much heavier and on a boat. Stay tuned for free day party announcements too.

Continue reading "BV-CMJ 2011 official showcase @ Music Hall of Williamsburg -- lineup & tickets"

DOWNLOAD: Pepper Rabbit - "Rose Mary Stretch" (Freelance Whales remix) (MP3)

Pepper Rabbit @ Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit are about to adjust to life on the road. Beginning on September 7 in Philly, they'll be on the road with BRAIDS and the Secretly Canadian-signed Painted Palms for over six weeks. But first, they play their own show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on August 31 with We Barbarians and ANR. Tickets are still on sale, and we have a pair you can win. Details below with all tour dates. The Polaris-nominated BRAIDS play Mercury Lounge without Pepper Rabbit (but with Painted Palms, Blue Hawaii and Noveller) on September 6.

Pepper Rabbit's new album Red Velvet Snow Ball was released earlier this month and if you order it on their website...

... You can get it in two different packages below. The totes and pins were made special for this offer. You can't get them anywhere else. Every order also comes with an immediate download of a ton of MP3s. You get our whole first record, Beauregard. You get the Rose Mary Stretch EP we've been giving out (with the rad Miniature Tigers cover!). And you get the whole new album....
You can stream the whole album below. "Rose Mary Stretch" is the 2nd song on the new album, and it's been given the remix treatment by Freelance Whales. We're debuting that MP3 above. Listen to even more recent remixes with all the other stuff too, below...

Continue reading "Pepper Rabbit remixed by Freelance Whales (MP3 premiere), kicking of tour (updated dates & a ticket contest)"


Tickets go on sale today (6/29) at noon for the BV presented Little Dragon 'Ritual Union' album release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

We were promised 10 ticketed Williamsburg Waterfront shows this summer, and now we have another one to add to the list. The diverse list of bands coming to the Brooklyn venue now includes, well, Stone Temple Pilots. Tickets for this July 25th show go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon.

Another reunited "grunge" band that we don't need to reunite, though not one from the west coast, or even from America, Bush plays Bowery Ballroom on July 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon.

Speaking of reunited grunge bands, we have tickets you can win to the Soundgarden shows at Prudential Center (7/8) and Jones Beach (7/9). E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Soundgarden). Include your first and last name and venue choice in the email. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for anything else.

Speaking of Williamsburg Waterfront, reunited bands and contests, we're giving away tickets to Death From Above 1979 at our Facebook.

We're also giving away tickets to see Bon Sollee tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg on our Facebook.

Dr. Dog are playing Williamsburg Waterfront this summer now too.

Frank Turner added a November 3 show at Bowery Ballroom after his 9/21 show sold out. Tickets go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon. Andrew Jackson Jihad and Into It. Over It open the show.

Tickets are still available for the Frightened Rabbit show at MHOW and the waterfront show with DCFC.

AmEx presale starts today (6/29) at noon for The Rapture's show at MHOW.

We recently mentioned that of Montreal were added to Escape 2 NY. They play the Hamptons Fest on August 7. Kevin Barnes aka DJ List Christee DJs at Brooklyn Bowl on August 6. Tickets for his DJing gig are on sale now.

People are asking if the real Moonface (aka Spencer) is still playing Mercury Lounge in July. He is, and tickets are still on sale.

Tickets are still available for the WU LYF show at Mercury Lounge but are sure to be gone soon so act quick.

Tickets are still available for the John Maus and Puro Instinct show at Mercury Lounge tonight (6/29.

Tickets are still available for Memory Tapes and New Moods at Mercury Lounge on Friday (7/1).

Caveman are playing Mercury Lounge on September 15. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/1) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/29) at noon.

Two Gallants play Mercury Lounge on September 13. Tickets are on sale now.

Pepper Rabbit were not added to the Braids show at Mercury Lounge, but they added their own on August 31 with We Barbarians. Tickets are on sale now.

North Highlands and ARMS play Mercury Lounge on July 27. Tickets are on sale now.

Check out what's happening on the Fourth of July (and in Philly).

photos by Jessica Amaya

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood

Though we didn't get there in time to get pictures, Bill said Eternal Summers were a highlight of the Kanine Records Northside Festival showcase at Knitting Factory Friday night. The bill also included a rockin set by Grooms, Pepper Rabbit (who Bill liked despite thinking he wouldn't), X-Ray Eyeballs (who also played the secret show at Death By Audio with Thee Oh Sees later in the night), and headliner Surfer Blood who played a few new songs during their late set to a packed house. If you were there, how long did you wait to get in? Surfer Blood also opened for Guided By Voices on Saturday.

More pictures from the Knitting Factory show, and a video of Surfer Blood playing "Twin Peaks" at the show, below...

Continue reading "Surfer Blood, Grooms, Pepper Rabbit & X-Ray Eyeballs @ the Kanine show @ Knitting Factory (pics)"

Surfer Blood at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood will play a smaller Northside Festival show before opening for Guided By Voices on June 18 at McCarren Park. The first show is the Kanine Records showcase at Knitting Factory on June 17 with Eternal Summers, Grooms, Pepper Rabbit, Xray Eyeballs, Zambri, Dream Diary, and DJ Andy French. Tickets are on sale for that and still on sale for Guided By Voices too. Both shows can also be accessed with a Nothside badge.

Pepper Rabbit also play Bowery Ballroom tonight (6/16) with GIvers (tickets). They're also heading out on a tour with Braids which hits Mercury Lounge on September 6. Tickets go on sale for the Mercury show, which Pepper Rabbit is not listed as playing, on Friday (6/17) at noon.

All Surfer Blood dates below...

Continue reading "Surfer Blood playing 2 Northside shows, 1 w/ Pepper Rabbit "

Braids at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Braids play NXNE this weekend with Jennifer Castle, Chad Vangaalen, Grimes, Duzheknew and many others. They'll then spend most of the summer touring their home country of Canada and Europe. In September and October they'll embark on a massive tour of North America with Pepper Rabbit (who are currently on the road with Givers). All dates are listed below.

The Braids fall officially tour begins in NYC on September 6 at Mercury Lounge which is one of the only dates on the tour not listing Pepper Rabbit on the bill (maybe that will change after Thursday's Bowery Ballroom show). Mercury Lounge tickets go on sale Friday (6/17) at noon.

All tour dates and a recently released live video, below...

Continue reading "Braids going on a big tour with Pepper Rabbit (dates)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Givers @ Antone's

Givers made their television debut last night (6/14) with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band performed "Up, Up, Up" from their new LP In Light which was released June 7th on Glassnote. Check out their TV performance below.

Givers are currently on tour and play Bowery Ballroom on June 16th with Pepper Rabbit and Caddywhompus, both of whom were added as openers on multiple dates of the tour. Tickets to the NYC show are still available. Updated dates are below.

The same tour recently brought them to Bonnaroo and Sasquatch and to Austin on June 8th when they played Antone's with Family of The Year and Caddywhompus. Pictures from the Texas show are in this post (though none of Caddywhompus). More of them, the Fallon video and dates, below...

Continue reading "Givers on tour w/ Pepper Rabbit (updated dates), played Fallon & Antone's (video & dates)"

photos by Josh Darr

Robyn / Death From Above 1979

The four-day, sold out Sasquatch Music Festival is underway in Gorge, Washington this Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe you're listening to it online? Here are some pictures from the first two days, with more from Day 2 HERE (and Day 3 and 4 coming soon). They continue below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 in pics (Day 1, part of Day 2)"

photos by Jessica Amaya

The Submarines

The ongoing Submarines/Pepper Rabbit tour hit NYC on 4/26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from Yellowbirds. Pictures from that show are in this post, and there's more of them with all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "The Submarines & Pepper Rabbit are on tour, played MHOW w/ Yellowbirds (pics & tour dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Rural Alberta Advantage

Back before they played SXSW, but after Bowery Ballrooom, TRAA, Pepper Rabbit and The Loom played a Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory. Pictures from that show are in this post and they continue below...

Continue reading "The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pepper Rabbit & the Loom played Knitting Factory (pics)"

photos by Chris Gersbeck

Rural Alberta Advantage

The Quad: I have to say, I've been to a bunch of shows here, and this is definitely one of the most engaged crowds I've seen.

Nils: That's definitely good to hear.

Paul: The people who come to our shows are super nice.

The Quad: It seems like your fans are really nice, for lack of a better word.

Nils: It's funny 'cause some people are like, 'oh, nice Canadians, do you get beat up by Americans when you go there?' It's like, oh, not most of the time, we have nice friends that come out, nice audience members. I guess we don't court danger too well as a band. (Laughs).

The Rural Alberta Advantage are now touring their way through America, to SXSW (where they'll play a BrooklynVegan day party at Swan Dive at 2pm on Thursday). On Thursday night they and their tour-mates Pepper Rabbit, with help from locals the Loom, played a sold out Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. Tonight (Saturday, 3/12) they play another sold out NYC show with the same lineup at Knitting Factory.

A set of pictures from Bowery continue below....

Continue reading "The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pepper Rabbit & the Loom played Bowery Ballroom (pics)"


Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 lineup announced (Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices, Wolf Parade, DFA 1979 & "The Soft Bulletin" included)"

Pete's Candy Store photos by Amanda Hatfield, Crash Mansion photos by Jessica Amaya, Pianos & Mercury Lounge photos by Chris La Putt, words by Rachel Kowal

Oh Land @ Rebel NYC (more by David Andrako)
Oh Land

You've been following the CMJ adventures of multiple BV contributors for two weeks now, including the day by day reviews from Rachel Kowal. Before too much more time passes, here is the conclusion of Rachel's week (with the end of day four and all of day five), and assorted pictures from four other shows all rolled into one big post. Check it all out, below....

Continue reading "Rachel's CMJ 2010 recap conclusion w/ lots of pics (Lia Ices, Sarah Jaffe, Ume, Robbers on High Street, Buke & Gass, more) "

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"The Love Language put on a hell of a show at Mercury Lounge. Looking forward to seeing them again sometime." - Joe Saturday

DOWNLOAD: ARMS - Heat & Hot Water (Pepper Rabbit redux) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Love Language - Heart to Tell (MP3)

The Love Language @ Mercury Lounge
Mercury Lounge

The Love Language headlined what was their record release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (7/15). "Libraries" is out on Merge Records now. Opening for the North Carolina band were current Brooklyn resident (ex-North Carolina resident) Nightdogs (being billed as Tim Poovy), Silver Lake's Pepper Rabbit (Amanda's surprise hit act of the night), and ARMS (who you should know fairly well by now).

ARMS and Pepper Rabbit may have seemed randomly placed on the same bill, but in fact they go way back. Well, maybe not way back but Pepper Rabbit remixed ARMS' song "Heat and Hot Water" sometime before last night, and you can grab it for free for the first time ever right now above.

Pepper Rabbit are currently on tour with Candy Claws who they played Glasslands with one night earlier. More pictures from the Mercury Lounge show below...

Continue reading "The Love Language played an album release show @ Mercury Lounge (pics), Pepper Rabbit remixed Arms (MP3)"

DOWNLOAD: Candy Claws - Sunbeam Show (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Candy Claws - Catamaran (MP3)

Candy Claws

"Our car caught fire in Pennsylvania, destroying all of our gear, most of our cds and other merch, Riley and Marty's everything, Kay and Meghans clothes, and tons of electronics, gps, computers, cameras, video camera, recorder.

That's life though. Tour 2010!"

That unfortunate message was posted Sunday by Colorado dream pop band Candy Claws who, as the message points out, are still on tour despite Saturday's car fire. Catch them in NYC tonight (7/13) at Pianos with We Are Country Mice or Wednesday at Glasslands with Pepper Rabbit who also play Thursday at Mercury Lounge with The Love Language.

Grab the two free MP3s above (via Pitchfork).

If you'd like to donate any money to the band (who unlike Phosphorescent will not be getting their vehicle back), you can do so via their label 2 Syllable. All tour dates below..

Continue reading "Candy Claws are here (despite losing all their gear in a car fire) - 2010 tour dates & MP3s"