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DOWNLOAD: Ought - Habit (MP3)

Ought

Montreal indie rockers Ought have been picking up some buzz for their debut album, More Than Any Other Day, which comes out this week (4/29) via Constellation Records (Godspeed You! Black Emperor). From the two songs that have been released from the album, "Habit" and "The Weather Song," it sounds like the guys in Ought may own a couple Talking Heads records. It also sounds a bit like the buzz bands of 2005, when bands like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Wilderness were making the blog rounds. You can hear those two tracks yourself, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Ought also have some shows coming up, including two in NYC. They play their first-ever show here on Saturday (5/3) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise all-NYC lineup of Pictureplane, LODRO, Truthers and Bodyparts (which, like all BKNB shows, is free); and Rough Trade NYC on June 20 with The Yum Dee Days and Savants. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (5/2) at noon.

All dates are listed, with those song streams and album info, below...

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Deafheaven at one of 285 Kent's last shows (more by PSquared)
Deafheaven

As you probably know by now, Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is closed for good. As the venue was hosting its final shows, Pitchfork filmed a documentary about the venue called "RIP 285 Kent." The description reads:

The film features interviews with the personalities that pushed 285 forward, including founder Todd P., booker/manager Ric Leichtung, and managers Kaitlin Browne and Siobhan McDonald, among others. It also includes discussion with local bookers Edan Wilbur, John Jacobson, John Barclay, and Pitchfork photographer Erez Avissar, plus interview and performance footage from Deafheaven, Fucked Up, DIIV, Dan Deacon, Pictureplane, Lodro, Wolf Eyes, DUST, and more.
Check it out below...

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Mac DeMarco at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mac

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

Mac DeMarco @ Other Music
Get a sneak peak at Mac's new album, Salad Days, at this free acoustic in-store ahead of his two proper headlining shows. UPDATE: To attend, you had to pre-order the album through Other Music, and the venue is now at capacity.

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Hotelier, Crying, Told Slant @ Suburbia
Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia hosts an excellent double dose of emo tonight with multi-layered Connecticut collective TWIABP and Worcester, MA's emo/pop punk/post-hardcore blenders THe Hotelier. Local support comes from chiptune band Crying and bedroom indie rockers Told Slant. Suburbia is pretty tiny, so this is sure to be a pretty wild show.

Peach Kelli Pop, The Mystery Lights, Scully @ Don Pedro
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their second of two NYC shows.

North Highlands, Ablebody, Bennio Qwerty, Cowboy @ Glasslands
North Highlands are going their separate ways -- singer Brenda Malvani is leaving NYC -- but on good terms, playing one last show together. We'll miss ya, NH!

Typhoon, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Wild Ones @ Webster Hall
This is a pretty good triple bill with art pop ensemble Typhoon, the folky Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Typhoon's Portland neighbors Wild Ones.

Tiger & Woods, Poolside (DJ Set), DJ Spun @ Output
Electronic duo Tiger & Woods return to NYC for Output's weekly INPUT party, and dancey duo Poolside are on the bill DJing as well.

Allah-Las, Spires, The Black Hollies @ Rough Trade
Los Angeles band Allah-Las look and sound like they're from 1966, making sweet 12-string jangly pop. This is a rescheduled show from December and a one-off for the band.

Rakim @ SOB's
Rakim still plays his hometown a good amount, and tonight's another good opportunity to catch the legendary rapper.

JD Samson & MEN @ The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum's Wind Up series continues tonight with a live set from ex-Le Tigre member JD Samson's band MEN. There will also be "interactive art making activities, tours of the new exhibition Other Primary Structures, and an open bar with beer and wine."

Svper, Arm Candy, Blizzard Babies @ Silent Barn
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The So So Glos, Heeney, Pictureplane DJ set, Tony Quattro DJ set, Nick Gazin DJ set @ The Flat
Mishka is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of its flagship store (350 Broadway in Brooklyn) tonight with an in-store reception from 7 to 10 PM, and after that there's an afterparty at The Flat with local rock bands The So So Glos and Heeney, plus numerous DJs.

Hiro Kone, Dutch E Germ, Drew McDowall, Soren @ Baby's All Right
NYC electronic musician Hiro Kone celebrates his new album tonight at Baby's All Right with support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and others.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

Joe Mande, Wyatt Cenac, Max Silvestri @ The Bell House
The very funny Joe Mande left NYC to live in LA a few years ago, but tonight he'll be back on his #BITCHFACE tour, and solid support comes from current NYC residents Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri.

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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Mas Ysa / Pictureplane at Glasslands - 2/10/14
Mas-Ysa
Pictureplane

A bunch of different members of NYC's electronic pop scene came together for a show at Glasslands last night (2/10) with Mas Ysa (celebrating his new Worth EP), Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy's Logan Takahashi playing a duo set with Dutch E Germ, and Michael Beharie. Pictures of the show are in this post.

They continue, along with a stream of "Shame" from Mas Ysa's new EP, below...

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The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Marked Men

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

The Marked Men, Future Punx, Tenement @ Saint Vitus
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This is the first, and if you're going don't miss likeminded punks Tenement who are pretty undeniable live or Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo member Jason Kelly.

Mission of Burma @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, Infinity Girl @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and (not free) food, drinks and games at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with always-impressive indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, the slightly quirkier Krill, dark Toronto rockers Odonis Odonis and more.

Mutual Benefit, Leapling @ Mercury Lounge
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Nude Beach, Worriers @ MHOW
It's the second night of the three-night Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcase with a typically excellent lineup featuring the biting pop punk of Worriers (Lauren Measure's new band), the scrappy power pop of Nude Beach, the poppy punk (but not pop punk) of Upset (mems Vivian Girls/Hole), eccentric duo Shellshag, and singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

John Talabot DJ set, Shit Robot DJ set @ SRB Brooklyn
Barcelona producer John Talabot and DFA producer Shit Robot both have solid recorded output, and from the sounds of mixes they've done they have pretty good record collections too, so they should be able to keep the place dancing when they DJ tonight.

Egyptrixx, Sinden, Judge Wise @ Glasslands
Toronto's Egyptrixx brings his atmospheric, spacey electronic music to Glasslands. This show was supposed to happen on January 3 but was rescheduled due to weather to tonight.

Pilot to Gunner, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Cake Shop
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore-leaning indie rockers Pilot to Gunner were quiet for a while but they recently became more active once again, following the release of 2012's Guilty Guilty, their first album since 2004. If you're going to tonight's show, Chicago's All Eyes West are wortch catching too.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Heaven @ Mercury Lounge
+/- went away for a while but they're back again with a new album that puts you right back in the mid-2000s. It's all good stuff, and tonight should be a pretty good show. Openers Heaven include members that have played with Dean & Britta, Swervedriver, The Big Sleep and others.

DIIV DJ set, Pizza Underground, Mykki Blanco, Devendra Banhart DJ set, Exitmusic DJ set, Frances Rose, Shining Mirrors, Lewis Lazar & more @ The Paper Box
There's tons of music and non-music at this multimedia show. Notably it's another chance to see rapper Mykki Blanco who is always a great time live... and hear pizza-themed version of Velvet Underground/Lou Reed songs (the way they were always meant to be heard) courtesy of Macaulay Culkin's band Pizza Underground.

Lanterns on the Lake, Jesse Woods, Juniore, Andy Shauf @ Baby's All Right
This UK group make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing their own thing. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Ben Browning of Cut Copy DJ set, Joel Ford DJ set, Napolian DJ set @ Cameo Gallery
There was a time when Cut Copy where as known for their remix/DJ skills as they were for their own songs, and Browning clearly knows how to work a dancefloor. Joel Ford ain't no slouch, either.

San Fermin, Son Lux @ Bowery Ballroom
The project of Nico Muhly associate Ellis Ludwig-Leone, orch-pop collective San Fermin released their swoony self-titled debut last year, that falls somewhere between Dirty Projects and the soundtrack to RENT. Tonight's show is sold out.


Lord Huron, Night Moves @ Terminal 5
Lord Huron is making much poppier folk than the freak folk-leanings of his early career which has him in increasingly larger venues like tonight's Terminal 5.

Daniel Francis Doyle, Sundelles, Psychic Book Club, Final Bloom @ Death By Audio
Quirky Austin songwriter Daniel Francis Doyle (listen to some songs here) headlines this show that also features underrated locals Sundelles.

Pictureplane, Skin Town, DJ Dog Sick, Skull Katalog, Chez Deep, Cunt Mafia @ Trans Pecos
NYC partystarter Pictureplane films a music video at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space) tonight with a ton of other friends on the bill, including genre-bender DJ Dog Dick.

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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Rhett Miller is playing City Winery on March 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Flight Facilities are playing Highline Ballroom on April 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Suzanne Vega is playing The Bell House on May 2 and City Winery on May 4. Tickets for the City Winery show go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Bell House are on sale too.

William Fitzsimmons and Leif Vollebekk are playing Littlefield on April 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Ikonika is playing Cameo Gallery on March 15 with Doctor Jeep and a special guest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Mas Ysa and Pictureplane are playing at Glasslands on February 10 with Logan Takahashi and Dutch E Germ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the DIIV, Guards and Twin Shadow (DJ) show at Irving Plaza as part of Painted BLACK are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deefhoof show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Trust show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Taking Back Sunday show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for recently-added Allman Brothers shows at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Elvis Costello & The Roots, Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, Ghost, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, SOHN, Roseanne Cash & more tickets go on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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The Allman Brothers are returning to Beacon Theatre for another multi-night run at the venue from March 7 to 22. Tickets to those shows go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10 AM, and there's a couple ongoing presales right now.

The Hood Internet, Pictureplane and Bearstronaut are playing a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Glasslands on January 16. It's free, but you do need tickets, which are on "sale" now.

'60s-era cult guitar hero Peter Walker, who we recently profiled, is playing Baby's All Right on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Scott Simon's Wonderful Town takes place at The Bell House on January 22 with Eugene Mirman, Nellie McKay, Polkabjorn & Kleine Heine, Nore Davis, and Mars mission specialists Jane Poynter & Tabor MacCallum. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Assuming the weather allows it too, the 8th Annual 50 FIrst Jokes, hosted by John F. O'Donnell, takes place at The Bell House tonight (1/3). Tickets are available.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Dom in his DOM days, Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Kiss 1O8

Sometime this year DOM ceased functioning as a band and Dom, the frontman, is now recording music under the moniker Kiss 1O8. Why the name change? He recently talked about it to Exclaim:

I chose the name Kiss 1O8 after Kiss 108 FM, a pop radio station I used to listen to as a kid. That and 108 is a sacred number in some cultures, as it represents one, nothing and everything. When I hear 'Stargate,' I don't immediately think of the '90s sci-fi soap, I think of two bald men from Norway. To be honest, I don't really care what Ryan Seacrest or anybody else thinks about it.
The name change also marks a radical shift in musical styles, saying Kiss 1O8 is "more like Streets of Rage versus S Club 7, on some maximalist level." You'll be able to hear that for yourself when Dom releases Kiss 1O8's debut, HYPERFANTASY XL LP, on Halloween (10/31). You can stream a track from it below.

There's a listening party for the record happening before that at Le Poisson Rouge on October 29 featuring DJ sets from Kiss 1O8, Pictureplane, Ollie Sabin (Unicorn Kid), Devin Perez (DIIV), John Rambo and "Super Secret Guest TBA." The listening party is free but you do need to RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@newtownradio.com.

Flyer for the show and the track stream below...

Continue reading "DOM now called Kiss 1O8, releasing 'HYPERFANTASY XL LP' on Halloween; NYC listening party at LPR w/ Pictureplane"

BRMC @ T5 earlier this year (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
BRMC

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

Buke and Gase, Patrick Higgins, Mivos Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge
Experimental pop duo Buke & Gase make their own instruments (bass/uke and guitar/bass, get it?) and they also make some really interesting sounds with them. They headline this bill at LPR tonight, which doubles as a release party for the new Patrick Higgins double-LP.

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts tonight. You might consider checking out the talk with Boardwalk Empire star, Deerhoof fan and generally intense dude Michael Shannon who will also perform with his indie rock band Corporal.

California X, Turnip King, Body Parts, Total Slacker (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Equal parts sludge, punk, and indie rock, Amherst's California X simply rock, and as great as their record is, they're a band you really have to see live. Long Island indie rock traditionalists Turnip King open and they're worth catching too.

What Cheer? Brigade, Ski Lodge, Caged Animals @ Cheap Storage
Go for the very catchy indie pop sounds of Ski Lodge and Caged Animals, stay for Providence, RI's 19-piece brass band What Cheer?

Oneida, Dump @ Glasslands
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida are always worth seeing, and tonight is with Dump (aka James McNew of Yo La Tengo).

Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Jacques Demierre & Vincent Barras @ Issue Project Room
PR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Chicago Saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley.

Porcelain Raft, Sarah Neufeld @ Mercury Lounge
Arcade Fire and Belle Orchestre violinist Sarah Neufeld released her new album of instrumental compositions, Hero Brother, and will be playing selections from that tonight.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert. Tonight's the final night, sold out.

Blondie, X @ Roseland Ballroom
These two classic punk bands have been on tour together for a while, and tonight they pass through Blondie's hometown for a Roseland Ballroom show. Blondie have a new record on the way, so expect some stuff from that, in addition to tons of classics.

Dan Friel, Bambara, Psychic Blood, Bennio Qwerty @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Bambara get loud, and they're about to head out on a European tour with a couple likeminded bands (A Place to Bury Strangers, METZ) but before that they play one last hometown show at Shea tonight. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's Bennio Qwerty and Mass' Psychic Blood, who have a similar taste for loud, raging rock, and ex-Parts & Labor member Dan Friel.

Pictureplane @ Mishka Store (350 Broadway)
He opens for Girl Talk Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, but you can catch Travis Egedy even sooner and for free in a store this early evening (the event runs 7-10pm)

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ The Space at Westbury
This is the first show for Bowery Presents' latest venue, The Space at Westbury, and features a nostalgic '90s evening of alt-rock favorites.

Dave Hill (via his @instagram)
Dave Hill

Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels, Brooke Van Poppelen, T. Berry @ Union Hall
Dave Hill pulls double duty tonight as host and leader of house band Valley Lodge at this evening of "comedy, music and gunplay." Todd Barry and Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc) are among the guests. Tickets are still available.

Screening of 'Nightclubbing' w/ Emily Armstrong & Pat Ivers @ The Newsroom

In the summer of 1975 on New York's Lower East Side, Pat Ivers and a group of like-minded videographers with borrowed cameras set out to capture as much of New York City's exploding punk music scene as possible. After an early disbanding of the original group, Ivers found a sole partner in Emily Armstrong and the two continued the project for a total of five years, capturing legendary performances at CBGB's, Mudd Club, Danceteria and elsewhere by iconic bands and artists such as Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, The Cramps and more. Ivers and Armstong continued filming until a 1980 arrest, along with the entire staff of the illegally operated Danceteria, convinced them to stop (the pair were quickly exonerated and freed).
The filmmakers screen archive excerpts and talk with Richard Boch (Mudd Club) and Pat Irwin (Raybeats, B52's). 7PM.

Ceramic Dog (w/ Marc Ribot) @ Union Pool
Marc Ribot is a man of many projects. He's a well-known Tom Waits collaborator, and lately he's been doing some gigs with John Zorn. Tonight he takes his power trio Ceramic Dog to Union Pool.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant @ Warsaw
Denim, leather, garagey riffs and sneery attitude is what's in store tonight with BRMC.

Herbie Hancock @ The Capitol Theatre
Jazz/fusion legend Herbie Hancock has been a master of the keys for decades, and he's got plenty of great diverse material to pull from, making this NYC-area show a sure-to-be interesting night.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and tonight they'll be performing their 1980 album, Gaucho, in full plus "selected hits."

Foster Care, Teenager, Raccoon Fighter, Slothbear @ Cake Shop
One of NYC's best garage punk bands, Foster Care headline this show tonight but don't miss Toronto's awesome Teenanger who have previously toured with METZ.

Weird Owl, Ancient Sky, The Nuclears @ Death By Audio
NYC psych band Weird Owl are set to pop out their new album, Healing, via TeePee records and tonight's the record release show. Just know that whenever you tell someone you're going to see Weird Owl, expect "Eat It" or "Like a Surgeon" jokes.

Dita Von Teese @ The Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese concludes her four-night run at Gramercy.

Emiliana Torrini @ Apple Store SoHo
Emiliana Torrino, whose new album Tookah is out via Rough Trade, makes a somewhat random and rare appearance at the Apple Store today at 8pm.

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

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Girl Talk @ SS Coachella (more by Greg Cristman)
Girl Talk

Girl Talk, who was supposed to be at Rock The Bells, just announced a last minute show happening at Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday night (10/5/13). Pictureplane is opening and tickets are on sale now.

Girl Talk then plays the Index Festival in Dallas before returning to Texas for a big New Year's Eve show in Houston:

Free Press Houston and Pegstar.net Presents, the team that brings you Free Press Summer Festival every year, announce: FPH NYE 2013 at downtown's Sam Houston Park, just next door to Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Houston, you asked for a winter event and we heard you. We've taken the wildly popular FPH NYE, now in its 6th year, and moved it outdoors to the super-sexy, newly renovated Sam Houston Park in downtown, adjacent to Eleanor Tinsley Park, along Lamar/Allen Parkway.

It will be a Mega Super Deluxe Mega ringing in of NYE with veteran FPSF headliner Girl Talk, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, along with Big Freedia, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Lance Herbstrong, Drrrty Poonjabi, Grandfather Child, The Beans, Depressed Mode, Josiah Gabriel, DJ Fredster, and G. Wizz.

Enjoy rad local food and an interactive light and projection show

Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St. at Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77002

Doors at 4 • Get your tickets now at fphnye.com

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Pictureplane meanwhile plays the Mishka store in Brooklyn tomorrow (10/4), also has a Halloween show scheduled in Chicago.

All Girl Talk and Pictureplane dates listed below...

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Chelsea Wolfe in Chicago in January (more by Zach Pollack)
Chelsea Wolfe

Pig Destroyer @ GWAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Josh Sisk)
Pig Destroyer

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

Pig Destroyer, Pharmakon, Evian Christ, Richard Hell (reading), Peter Sotos, Julianna Barwick @ Basilica Hudson
The two-day Basilica Sound Scape begins today in Hudson, NY. Today's got a diverse lineup that includes music from ambient art pop artist Julianna Barwick, murky hip hop producer (and Kanye West collaborator) Evian Christ, industrial-noise artist Pharmakon, and grindcore shredders Pig Destroyer. Plus, punk legend Richard Hell will be reading from his work, and more. More details here.

Chelsea Wolfe, True Widow @ Bowery Ballroom
Chelsea Wolfe's now 4-for-4 on the album-to-year ratio. Her newest, Pain Is Beauty, is her boldest and most cleanly produced work yet, but it doesn't lose the intensity of her earlier, rawer work. Tonight she brings her tour with Relapse-signed slowcore trio True Widow. Get ready to be entranced.

Deer Tick (performing "In Utero"), T. Hardy Morris @ Brooklyn Bowl
You may know that every now and then, Deer Tick does this thing where they drink a ton of beer (well they probably do that at every show), call themselves "Deervana," and play an entire set of Nirvana songs. They did it at Brooklyn Bowl in 2011, and they'll do it at that venue again tonight, but this time playing 1993's In Utero in full, in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary.

Pinback, Deathfix @ Irving Plaza
Makers of intricately layered, expertly played indie rock, Pinback returned last year with Information Retrieved, their first new album in half a decade. This will be the band's third time through NYC in the last year. Tickets are still available.

Grant Hart, Slonk Donkerson, Franny & Zooey @ Cake Shop
Earlier this year, onetime Husker Du singer/drummer Grant Hart released The Argument, a concept album based on Milton's Paradise Lost which has earned him his highest accolades of his post-Du career.

Blowoff (Ft. the DJ sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel) @ Gramercy Theatre
Meanwhile, Hart's former bandmate, Bob Mould, performs tonight as one half of Blowoff, his electronic-leaning pop rock project.

Maria Minerva (DJ Set), Alice Cohen, Sateen @ Body Actualized Center
Art pop songwriter Alice Cohen has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene. Tonight she plays Body Actualized Center, along with Sateen, and Maria Minerva DJs.

Jana Hunter, Horse Lords, The Dreebs, 75 Dollar Bill @ Death By Audio
Jana Hunter's Lower Dens project and fellow Baltimoreans Horse Lords are featured on opposite sides of the new 7" in Famous Class' LAMC series. You can stream it below. Tonight's the record release party.

Majical Cloudz, Moon King @ Glasslands
Montreal's Majical Cloudz make soulful, minimal music that can be a captivating live experience, due mainly to Devon Welsh intense stage presence. This is the first of two NYC shows this weekend, both of which are with Toronto's Moon King who are definitely worth getting there early for.

Chrome Canyon, Cale Parks (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
If you like early-'80s neo-futuristic synth music and enjoy theremins, Chrome Canyon's otherworldly stage show could be the trip you're looking for.

Houses, Jamaican Queens, Modern Merchant @ Mercury Lounge
Two laptop-leaning indie pop bands, Houses and Jamaican Queens, are on the road together and today they play their second of two NYC shows together at Mercury Lounge.

Scout Niblett, Dope Body @ Saint Vitus
Scout Niblett has been doing the grungy singer/songwriter thing (not unlike early PJ Harvey) for a while now, and her newest album is a very good addition to her already solid discography. Tonight she brings her tour with noise rockers Dope Body to Brooklyn's mostly-metal bar Saint Vitus.

Youth Code, Night Sins @ Saint Vitus
After the Scout Niblett show, Saint Vitus hosts a late show with a couple acts that recall the heyday of EBM and industrial (Youth Code) and gothy postpunk (Night Sins). Both have new albums too.

Celestial Shore, Empress Of, TEEN, Bueno @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's beachy Celestial Shore are celebrating the release of their new album, 10x, tonight with some pretty good party guests: TEEN and Empress Of are both bands who could probably headline a place like Silent Barn on their own.

Glass Candy, Chromatics @ Terminal 5
Terminal 5 can turn off their air conditioning tonight, as these two Portland practioners of icy Italo-disco (which share member Johnny Jewel) should chill things out nicely.

Cuntz, Degreaser, Yo! Bum Rush The Show @ The Flat
Cuntz are over from Australia to bless the US with their rackety rock n' roll for the first time ever. This is their second of two shows.

Peter Hook & The Light (Movement & Power, Corruption & Lies), Slaves of Venus @ Webster Hall
Peter Hook's striking low-slung presence -- and signature style -- was missing from New Order's show here earlier this summer, but now he's here with his band The Light performing New Order's first two albums in full.

Holy Ghost! (DJ Set), Wolfram, Justin Miller @ The Panther Room
Holy Ghost!, who have a new album out this week, revel in vintage sounds. How long into their set before they drop some early-'80s Arthur Baker?

Xeno & Oaklander, Bootbacks, Tempers, DJ Mar Bar @ Union Pool
Speaking of vintage sounds, Xeno & Oaklander, who perform their minimal synth like it was still 1981 -- what's a laptop? -- will do so tonight as part of night of similarly moody danse.

Pictureplane, James Ferraro, Gatekeeper (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Another of the many recent chances to catch NYC party-starter Pictureplane, and this one's with experimentalist James Ferraro.

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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CMJ 2013

The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.

They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.

We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.

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Del

Tickets to see the legendary Deltron 3030 (aka Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator, Kid Koala, and a 16-piece orchestra) at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon. Tickets to their show at Highline Ballroom also go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Deerhunter at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Matthew E. White at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Temples at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Pictureplane, House of Ladosha, and Mohegan Son are playing The Paper Box on August 31. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Cults at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see RL Grime at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Phantogram at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Night Beats at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the RAC shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the The Black Crowes shows at The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets their shows at Terminal 5 also go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Eli "Paperboy" Reed shows at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Lorde show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Arctic Monkeys show at Webster Hall go on sale Saturday (8/24) at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Pictureplane at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pictureplane

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

Pictureplane, Heartsrevolution, Kitty Pryde, Chippy Nonstop, Special Guest @ 285 Kent
Neither Pictureplane nor Kitty Pryde ever fail to get the party started, so this should be a pretty fun Monday night at 285 Kent. Any guesses on who the special guest is?

Phony PPL, The Skins @ Brooklyn Bowl
Phony PPL hearken back to the hip hop and neo-soul of the '90s, and they do it well. Catch them playing a hometown show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

The Numerators, Wimps, Butter The Children @ Cake Shop
In between two local bands that play a whole lot are Seattle, WA's Wimps who play charming, punky indie pop. You can stream this year's Slept in Late in full below.

Hiatus Kaiyote, Rich Medina @ Knitting Factory
Last night Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote opened for Shuggie Otis in Central Park. Tonight, they bring their laid-back R&B/soul to Knitting Factory for a headlining show.

Little Comets, Like Crazy @ Mercury Lounge
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in Northern England, Little Comets play a tuneful, energetic brand of Britpop that doesn't get much attention these days -- but they do what they do very well. Their brand new album, Life is Elsewhere, can be streamed via Spotify.

Toni Braxton @ Wingate Field (FREE)
The free Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field continues today with Toni Braxton.

Wyatt Cenac continues his weekly comedy show, Night Train, at Littlefield tonight. For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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

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by Bill Pearis

Doldrums @ MHOW, Sep. 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldums

Doldrums, Pictureplane, Ava Luna, Rush Midnight, Heliotropes and more at the Out in the Streets Music Music & Arts Fest will happen on August 17 & 18 in the backyard of the historic Vander-Ende Onderdonk House in Ridgewood Queens. (Maybe you were there to see Tim Harrington last year?). Full line-up is below and tickets (individual day or two-day pass) are on sale now.

In related news, Grand Resort, who also play the fest, play Sunday (8/4) as part of the Sound Bites Series (which I curate, full disclosure). There is a slight adjustment to this year's plan. Bands will now start at 4 PM and will play the Front/Row Stage which is at the corner of Fulton and Front streets down by South Street Seaport. (It's right by Smorgasbar if you've been down there this summer.) It's still free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

Out in the Streets flyer and schedule below...

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Bushwick Block Party 2013 (via @carlan_vann)
Bushwick Block Party

The Bushwick Block Party, presented by Roberta's, returned to multiple stages on Moore Street this past Saturday (7/27) with sets from Action Bronson, World's Fair, Pictureplane, and more. It was definitely quite the scene, with tons of people lining up to get into the packed event, which actually ended up being shut down early by cops. It wasn't shut down before Action Bronson or World's Fair got to play (video from Bronson's set below), or before Pictureplane, but Pictureplane was moved to a different stage due to complaining neighbors. The whole thing caused some angry comments on the party's facebook event page about blocking sidewalks, and making people wait in line. On the brighter side, those who did get in looked like they were having a great time, and there was tons of food and drinks going around throughout the day.

That Action Bronson video, an instagram video showing an aerial view of the party, and one of people double dutching, below...

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Pictureplane at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pictureplane

As discussed, the Bushwick Block Party is returning this Saturday (7/27) across multiple stages on Moore Street between Bogart & White, aka the block Roberta's is on. The restaurant is presenting the party and providing pizza. Artists playing include Queens rapper Action Bronson, Queens rap group World's Fair, Brooklyn far-out dance producer Pictureplane, NYC post-hardcore band Big Ups, Jamaican Queens, Death Threat, and more. The fun goes from noon to 11 PM. MOre info at the Facebook event.

Meanwhile, Pictureplane has been added as an opener to a few stops on the previously discussed Death Grip tour, including the NYC show happening on August 7 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with the Bushwick Block Party flyer and a song stream, below...

Continue reading "Bushwick Block Party this weekend; Pictureplane playing before short tour with Death Grips"

Action Bronson at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Action Bronson

The Bushwick Block Party is returning this year on July 27 across multiple stages on Moore Street between Bogart & White. This year's party is being headlined by Queens rapper Action Bronson, and also features sets by Pictureplane, Jamaican Queens, MC Todd, Death Threat, World's Fair, Galeon, Full Service, The Moon Dudes, Big Ups, Joe Bickle and more, plus the Tiki Disco.

The party runs from noon to 11 PM, and as usual, it's being presented by Bushwick pizza place Roberta's, so there will be tons of pizza from them plus a bunch of food trucks, including one from Action Bronson. 10% of all pizza sales benefit St. John's Bread & Life. More info at the Facebook event. Flyer for the party below.

In related news, you can also catch Jamaican Queens (ex-Prussia) sooner than that when they bring their tour with Sean Nicholas Savage to Brooklyn on July 18 at 285 Kent (tickets). Since we last spoke, art pop band Blanche Blanche Blanche and Regal Degal were added to that show as well.

You can also catch Blanche Blanche Blanche with Ryan Power and Co La at Glasslands (7/14, tickets) and at Silent Barn on August 21 with Cloud Becomes Your Hand, The Great Valley, and Son of Salami.

Bushwick Block Party flyer below...

Continue reading "Bushwick Block Party 2013 lineup (Action Bronson, Pictureplane & more) +++ upcoming Blanche Blanche Blanche shows"

Peace at Glasslands, December 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
PEACE

Lilys @ The Bell House in 2008 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Lilys

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

Peace @ Knitting Factory
They look like the '90s but sound a little closer to Mystery Jets' avant-pop, UK buzz band Peace's tour hits NYC tonight for the first of two shows. Tonight's is at Knitting Factory with tourmates Team Spirit (the newish band from onetime Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy) and the gentle shoegaze of Hints. Tickets are still available.

Spinal Tap Vinyl Reissue Party @ Passenger Bar
Come out and celebrate the first vinyl pressing of Spinal Tap's debut album since its initial release tonight at Williamsburg's Passenger Bar. We're presenting the party which features Brooklyn Brewery beer specials and DJ sets from Mike V of The Everymen and D. Jane Gherkin. "The DJ's are hand picked Tap fans who will play a mix of Tap and hits (and misses) from the Tap era. The movie will be playing, $3 Brooklyn Brewery specials, and an opportunity to celebrate the Tap with your fellow Tap heads." Insert your favorite Tap quote here.

We're also giving away a copy of the vinyl reissue of the Spinal Tap soundtrack. Flyer for tonight's party below.

The Menzingers @ Saint Vitus
The Menzingers have been on tour for a few weeks with Fake Problems, Restorations, and Captain, We're Sinking, and they're about to wrap that tour up in the NYC-area this weekend. It ends completely in Asbury Park tomorrow, but not before a sold out show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus tonight.

Elliphant @ Glasslands
Swedish pop singer Elliphant has been on tour with Twin Shadow (who just played Governors Ball), and she'll take a night off from that for her own NYC show at Glasslands tonight with Heartsrevolution and a DJ set from Computer Magic.

Chickfactor 21 @ Bell House
The best sideways, lower-case indie zine around, chickfactor is celebrating 21 years in existence this week at The Bell House which means its legal to drink so buy it a shot. The first night of the three-day fest features the mercurial Lilys, plus onetime Tiger Trap singer Rose Melberg, Australia's legendary Cannanes, local indie rockers Versus and "special guests" which will actually probably be quite special. Tickets are still available.

Villagers @ Bowery Ballroom
Last seen playing acoustically at Greenpoint's Manhattan Inn, Villagers return to NYC for a full-band show at Bowery Ballroom. San Fermin opens and tickets are still available.

The Suzan
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The Suzan, Xenia Rubinos and more @ The Delancey
From Japan but living here in NYC, The Suzan are always a lot of fun live. Hopefully they'll soon deliver a follow-up to 2010's Bjorn Yttling-produced sophomore album. This show is an official New Music Seminar showcase that also features the talented Xenia Rubinos and is FREE.

Los Straitjackets @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
Luchador surf band Los Straitjackets will be playing City Winery tonight as part of the Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival. Because nothing says wine festival like five masked men playing you instrumental rock and roll. Hey, it's free.

The Postelles, Pretty & Nice at Studio @ Webster Hall
The band we're most interested in on this bill are Pretty & Nice, whose nervy brand of power pop recalls '80-era Squeeze and XTC, or the twisty melodies of AC Newman and can be heard on their new album. This one is also part of the New Music Seminar, but it's not free. Tickets are $13.

Life Size Maps, Friend Roulette & more @ Pianos
Another New Music Seminar show happening tonight is the one at Pianos which includes Life Size Maps, Friend Roulette, The Grizzled Mighty, and Twin Wave.

Saul Williams @ Highline Ballroom
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues with a sold out spoken word set from Saul Williams at Highline Ballroom tonight. Jennah Bell is on the bill too.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
18-piece baroque pop collective Mother Falcon continue their two NYC residencies with a Littlefield show tonight. Gary Lucas (Gods and Monsters, Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart) will be the special guest at tonight's show.

Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, and Shahzad Ismaily @ Le Poisson Rouge
Le Poisson Rouge continues their ongoing billing of experimental artists (as part of the LPR X 5 Series) with a great lineup tonight of Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, and Shahzad Ismaily, plus Matana Roberts.

Pictureplane DJ set @ The DL
We know it's just a DJ set, but Pictureplane finds a way to make any event that he's part of interesting, so this should be a good one. Other DJs on the bill include Becka Diamond and Silent Drape Runners.

Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout @ Good Co.
The Bresnitz brothers behind Finger on the Pulse and Snacky Tunes are back with another summer's worth of BBQ Blowouts at Williamsburg spot Good Co. DJ Todd will be spinning tunes with onetime Top Chef contender Dale Talde will be manning the grill. $10 advance tickets ($15 at the door) get you a plate of (probably mostly un-vegan) food and a beer. 7 PM - 10 PM.

"Sinatra in the Park" at Central Park Summerstage
If you happened to have $25,000 extra dollars this evening, you may consider buying a VIP Pass to Summerstage's all-star fundraiser gala that, this year, is a Frank Sinatra tribute. The package includes backstage passes, a cocktail party, a shout-out from the stage, a three course dinner and a full page ad in the program. If you are feeling a bit more reserved, the $15,000 package is a nice one as well, but good luck getting backstage. Either way it goes to City Parks Foundation and is tax deductable. John Pizzarelli and The Swing Seven, Andrew Bird, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III and (just announced) John Legend will be among those covering Ol' Blue Eyes in Central Park. $100 general admission tickets are sold out.

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Anamanaguci

Anamanaguchi is a boy band made up of hackers and producers born & raised on the Internet, currently living in New York City.

On May 14th, they [released] Endless Fantasy through their own brand new label, dream.hax - their first album since soundtracking Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010.
The "boy band" will celebrate that album with possibly one of their biggest headlining shows to date in their "current" home of NYC at Irving Plaza THIS Friday (5/16) with Pictureplane and Hot Sugar. Tickets are still available. Get 'em while they're hot, sugar.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Anamanaguchi in a slightly more intimate setting at The Space in Hamden, CT tonight (5/16). It's the start of a tour that was recently extended throughout the summer. All dates, many with Chrome Sparks and Kitty Pryde, are listed below.

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Anamanaguchi @ BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Anamanaguchi

Anamanaguchi, who we were happy to host for a 2nd time at SXSW in Austin this year (watch their ENTIRE performance below), has also been keeping busy with a very successful Kickstarter related to their new album release. Head over there to add to the $176,317 they've already raised in 13 days and for more info. Head below for more album info, songs and videos to consume, and all tour dates...

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Antwon

Pictureplane will still open for Anamanaguchi at Irving Plaza on Friday, but his show with San Jose rapper Antwon scheduled for tonight, Thursday, 5/16 at Santos Party House has been cancelled.

Pictureplane will hook up with Antwon later in the month though for a series of dates in California. They're all listed below.

Antwon, who was actually just in NY for Downtown Music Fest instead (where "he seemed a little too angry"), also has a show scheduled at Hotel Vegas in Austin as part of Chaos in Tejas, and is playing FYF Fest in LA which, as mentioned, goes on sale at noon California time today.

Dates listed along with a stream of Pictureplane's track from the video game soundtrack Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album, below...

Continue reading "Pictureplane playing shows w/ Antwon, but NYC cancelled; FYF Fest on sale today"

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Tickets

Tickets to see Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. Live Nation and Music Geeks presales are happening Thursday at 10 AM (Music Geeks password: "music geeks") with the general on sale starting Friday at 10 AM.

Courtney Love has a couple NY-area shows this summer, playing The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on June 27 and the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on June 28. Tickets to the Stone Pony show go on Live Nation and Live Nation Mobile presale today at 10 AM with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/10) at 10 AM. Tickets to the Cap show go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets
 to see Mac Miller with openers Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, The Internet, Vince Staples and Meek Mill at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, Manhattan Center Hammerstein in NYC, Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT and Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY go on Citi and VIP Package presale today at 10 AM. Citi/Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales for the Hammerstein show begin Thursday at 10, Live Nation Mobile App presale for the Stone Pony show begin Thursday at 10 and Live Nation/Ticketmaster presale for the Oakdale show begin Thursday at 10 AM. General on sale for the Stone Pony, Hammerstein Ballroom and Upstate Concert Hall shows start Friday at 10 AM and general on sale for the Oakdale Theatre show begins Friday at noon.

Owen was added to the Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets to see Austra and DIANA at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show are still available.

Tickets to see CSS and Io Echo at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl show go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Savages at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Donnie & Joe Emerson at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gold Panda at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bob Saget at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon & Red House Painters) at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Psychedelic Furs are playing Irving Plaza on August 3. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Live Nation Mobile App/Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Pictureplane was added to the Anamanaguchi show at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Superhumanoids is playing Mercury Lounge on June 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

by Andrew Sacher

Pictureplane at BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pictureplane

As mentioned, Pictureplane is going on a US tour this spring with Crystal Castles, but first will be in New Haven, CT at Toad's Place tonight (4/12) for a show with Mykki Blanco, Beat Culture and Oberhofer (who has upcoming NYC shows).

After returning home from that tour, he'll play show at Santos Party House on May 16 with another rapper, Antwon, whose album End of Earth features some production by Pictureplane. Tickets for what should be a pretty great show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Pictureplane also just released a new track, "Pure War." In his words, "the song is really about waging a war. a pure war against the war that is waged on us everyday.
reclaiming yourself." It's one of the heaviest tracks Pictureplane has ever done, with dark, booming synths that will translate really well on the dancefloor. And while tracks like "Real Is A Feeling" have already proved Pictureplane as a strong vocalist, there's a newfound conviction in his vocals in this song that arguably tops anything he's done to date.

The track will apear on the video game soundtrack for Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with tracks from Killer Mike (listen below), Minus the Bear (listen below), Depeche Mode, The Faint, and others.

All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with all song streams below...

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Mykki Blanco at Official BV SXSW 2013 Showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mykki Blanco

NYC rapper Mykki Blanco is on a tour now, which includes a previously mentioned hometown show on April 2 at Bowery Ballroom. Since we first posted that show, openers were announced -- DJ MikeQ, Rizzla, and Ian Isiah -- and tickets are still available. The tour also hits the Ivy League circuit with stops in Princeton, NJ for a Princeton University show at Terrace Club and New Haven, CT for a Yale University show at Toad's Place. All tour dates are listed below.

Mykki's Yale show is with Pictureplane, who he also shared a bill with at the BrooklynVegan Official SXSW showcase (pics of that are HERE and HERE), along with Beat Culture and Physical Therapy. Pictureplane is also heading out as a support act on the second leg of Crystal Castles' upcoming tour.

Meanwhile, Doldrums, who also played a BrooklynVegan show at SXSW this year opens the first leg of Crystal Castles' tour. His tour also hits NYC for shows on April 13 at 285 Kent with Arbutus labelmate Sean Nicholas Savage (listen to a track below) and on May 8 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the 285 Kent show and the Mercury show are still available.

All Mykki Blanco, Pictureplane, Crystal Castles, and Doldrums dates are listed, along with a stream of Mykki's free mixtape and that Sean Nicholas Savage track, below...

Continue reading "Mykki Blanco on tour, Pictureplane playing with him before Crystal Castles tour (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Dave & Andrew Sacher

Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx / XXYYXX / The Underachievers
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013

When we weren't throwing free day parties and bridge shows at SXSW last week, we were busy throwing nighttime official showcases. On Saturday (3/16), our metal blog Invisible Oranges put on a showcase at North Door and on Friday, we put on a showcase on Maggie Mae's rooftop which was mainly hip hop and electronic with 3421, Mykki Blanco, Man Without Country, Giraffage, The Underachievers, Pictureplane, Brooke Candy, Zebra Katz, and XXYYXX. With so much rock in our day parties, we wanted to mix it up at night and had a ton of fun doing it. Bonus points for the view from venue down onto the 6th Street mayhem,.

3421, who since played NYC shows at Merc and Knit, came all the way from Israel to kick off the Friday night show with a set of their live dubstep. They were the perfect beginning for the crowd who immediately started to fill the 400-capacity room/roof as soon as doors opened, though 3421 work latenight too. That's when we saw them in Tel Aviv over the summer as part of the Jerusalem Music Conference. That time they were the last act of the night and got the drunk crowd moving with help from bombastic MC Miss Red. Miss Red was originally supposed to play with 3421 at SXSW too, but instead she watched this show from the audience (#majorbummer), With her at the show was The Bug who she was playing SXSW with instead (you can catch Miss Red & The Bug in NYC this weekend).

3421 were followed by NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, who was in his usual abrasive mode on stage, which we and the crowd were loving. Then things cooled down a bit for a shoegazey set by Wales' Man Without Country and the chill electronica of Giraffage. (He really caught our ear when he remixed Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone." Is it cool to like that song in 2013? I hope so.)

Then for the next five acts, the show was on a total high. NYC rap duo The Underachievers were totally on point and started really getting the dancing going, including a bunch of their friends on stage and Pictureplane, who was up next. Like Mykki Blanco, we've seen him at shows and parties in NYC for a while now, and it was great to see him bring his always-fun set to Austin too. He stuck around for more of the show too, and also loved Brooke Candy and Zebra Katz as much as we did. Brooke's outfit was tamer than in her video (she did have a see-through top though), but she paid more attention to her rapper side than her stripper side at the show (not a bad thing). The crowd went completely nuts for her. Frank says:

The Tumblr princess-turned-stripper-turned-rapper turned heads at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase, clad in a white fishnet top and latex peplum skirt. The Los Angeles-based rapper played a short but high-energy set, swinging her crazy long braids (and huge boobs) all over the stage. After going viral via World Star Hiphop and the internet in general, Candy has released video after video for her aggressive, sex-heavy tracks. Joined by best friend and DJ, Jesse St. John, Brooke's crowd of homo-cyber-hipster kids screamed along to every word. Hits "Das Me," "I Wanna Fuck Right Now," and "Everybody Does" dominated her 20-minute set, as she twerked in her platforms, fueling the fire that is her online presence with more and more YouTube-worthy content.
Zebra Katz and flexible collaborator Njena Reddd Foxxx played hit "Ima Read". Silly? Maybe a bit, but like the rest of their set, a total hit live.

The show wrapped up with XXYYXX and for such a young producer (he's 17!), he really knows how to get the party started. The stage filled with people a few songs into his set and everyone was just dancing and going nuts until the club pulled the plug at 2am. Frank says:

Seventeen-year-old XXYYXX headlined the Brooklyn Vegan showcase on the Maggie Mae's rooftop. Despite only recently beginning to tour, the producer was relaxed, barefoot, and very much in his element while onstage playing a combination of his signature chill-out-and-vibe beats, and more hyped up hip-hop remixes including TLC's "No Scrubs" and Waka Flocka's "Fuck This Industry." Following suit with the mellow vibe of the Orlando based producer's music, the security eased up and allowed any crowd member who was feeling it to hop onstage.
The whole show was a blast and we hope everyone who came had as much as we did.

Check out some songs played at the show in our Best of SXSW Spotify playlist. More pictures from the party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Show pics (XXYYXX, Zebra Katz, Brooke Candy, Pictureplane, Underachievers, Mykki Blanco, 3421, Giraffage, more)"

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