Entries tagged with: Pity Party
by Andrew Sacher
Chicago punks Canadian Rifle have made a pretty good mark on their local scene, opening hometown shows for Swearin', Nude Beach and others, and they're currently taking their show on the road for a tour which is about to wrap up in NYC TONIGHT (1/27) at Death by Audio. They're joined by an excellent likeminded bill of Crow Bait (whose lineup includes Mike of Iron Chic), Pity Party (ex-The Measure [sa]), and Outta Gas. Admission is $7 at the door.
Canadian Rifle's most recent album, Deep Ends, came out this past November on Dirt Cult (the same label who released the Big Dick album). Its a solid record of gruff, melodic punk, and you can stream the whole thing, along with streams from the other bands on the DbA bill, below...
Fiona Apple at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Fiona Apple, Blake Mills @ Beacon Theatre
Fiona Apple and Blake Mills are doing two nights of "Anything We Want" at Beacon Theatre this week. What exactly does that mean? Back in July they said, "We know it'll be something special, and we aren't being coy here -- it's just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you" and that "the uncertainty excites us." They've probably figured out more of the set by now.
Elliott Smith tribute w/ Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials, Tereu Tereu @ Glasslands
This stacked lineup for a tribute to the late, great songwritier Elliot Smith includes Cat Power, Cole of DIIV, Sadie of Speedy Ortiz, Marissa Nadler, Sky Ferreira, and many more.
Foxygen, Ben Chatrer, Jungle Green @ Bowery Ballroom
Foxygen's Jonathan Rado was just in NYC playing a bunch of CMJ shows, and now the whole band is here for a 2-night stand of their '60s-style baroque/psych pop and Jim Morrison-style stage antics.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Great Caesar @ Webster Hall
A Great Big Pile of Leaves released one of the more fun, somewhat mathy, somewhat emo, rock albums of the summer with You're Always On My Mind, out now on Topshelf. Their sound should go great with the sunny vibes of the equally long-named Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds @ Mercury Lounge
Legendary guitarist/singer Kid Congo (The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Bad Seeds) and his garage rock band The Pink Monkeybirds are on the road, and after having played Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn last night, they hang around NYC for tonight's show at Mercury Lounge.
Fletcher C. Johnson, JP5, Pity Party, The Goddamn Rattlesnake @ Death By Audio
It's a night of different lo-fi styles at Death by Audio, with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who recently opened for Parquet Courts and Guards), ex-The Measure [sa] pop punks Pity Party, bluegrass collective Goddamn Rattlesnake, and rock n' rollers JP5.
Man Man, Xenia Rubinos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Weirdo rockers Man Man are back with their new On Oni Pond LP, and this week their tour in support of it hits NYC for two shows with arty local songwriter Xenia Rubinos.
The Stargazer Lilies, Dead Leaf Echo, The Veldt, Acres @ Paper Box
Melt away at this record release show for NYC dream pop band The Stargazer Lilies that also features fellow effects pedal lovers Dead Leaf Echo and The Veldt.
'Two Boys' (Nico Muhly) @ Metropolitan Opera
As described by the Met, Nico Muhly's acclaimed new opera explores "identity and desire in the shadowy world of the Internet as a detective investigates the stabbing of one teenage boy by another -- and discovers a tangled web of online intrigue." Tickets are still available.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Found Footage Festival, Marcus Monroe, Carla Rhodes, Ted Travelstead, Jena Friedman, and more.
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by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, Seattle-via-Brooklyn residents Big Eyes put out their new album, Almost Famous, earlier this month (5/14) via Grave Mistake. It's a masterful pop punk album with indie rock tendencies, and is filled with brilliant hooks, riffs, and relatable lyrics. If you haven't heard the album yet, you can now stream it in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
Big Eyes are kicking off their tour in support of the album this week in Portland (5/29), and as discussed, they'll make their way to NYC for a show on June 9 at Death by Audio. The rest of that bill includes Pity Party, Apogee Sound Club, and Magnets. Admission is $7 at the door.
Updated dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Shellshag at Don Giovanni 2013 Showcase (more by Caroline Harrison)
Brooklyn duo Shellshag, who recorded the track, "Green Vapors," with Screaming Females for their Chalk Tape, will release their new album, Shellshag Forever, on April 16 via Don Giovanni. The album features the track, "Face to Face," which Shellshag performed an acoustic version of for the BrooklynVegan 'Green Room Sessions', and you can stream the punky studio version below. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist.
As usual, Shellshag have a number of upcoming local (and some non-local) shows. Most excitingly, they'll share a bill with Screaming Females on April 20 at Maxwell's, which hopefully means they'll collaborate on stage during "Green Vapors." The rest of that show's lineup is great too, including Swearin' (who play Indie Pop Prom tonight [2/28]) Hilly Eye, and Great Thunder (the project of Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and her boyfriend/Swearin' bassist Keith Spencer). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Shellshag's other local dates include Friday (3/1) at Lulu's (113 Franklin St), March 11 at Acheron with Pity Party, March 21 at Silent Barn with Extra Feeler, and April 13 at Union Pool with RVIVR, Dogjaw, and Extra Feeler. Advance tickets for the Union Pool show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream, album art and tracklist, below...