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photo: Protomartyr at The Wick in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Protomartyr at The Wick

photo: La Luz @ Webster Hall, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
La Luz @ Webster Hall

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

Royal Headache, Sheer Mag, Flowers of Evil @ Palisades
With a terrific new album, High, just out, Australia's Royal Headache in town for three sold-out Brooklyn shows with Sheer Mag. Both bands raise a ruckus, and as this is the only all-ages show of the three, expect this one to be the wildest and sweatiest. Flowers of Evil, featuring members of Crocodiles and A Place to Bury Strangers, are worth getting their early for.

Special guest, Protomartyr, Deradoorian @ Villain
Pitchfork is presenting this free show at this Williamsburg mixed-use spot. (RSVP if you haven't already.) Deradoorian's strange, alluring new LP just came out, and Protomartyr's great third album is due next month. Even without a "special guest" headliner (any guesses?), this show seems worth hitting. Doors at 7 PM, Deradoorian plays at 8, Protomartyr is at 9, and mystery guest is at 10 PM.

La Luz, EZTV, Scully @ Bowery Ballroom
Keeping the surf rock flame afloat (there's a mixed metaphor), Seattle's La Luz mix pop smarts and twang, and are one of the most fun live bands around. (Their new Ty Segall-produced album is great too.) Get there early for tourmates Scully.

Steve Gunn, Spacin' @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
It's the final Summer Thunder of the year at Union Pool and they're going out with Kurt Vile associate and new Matador signee Steve Gunn. It's free and starts at 2 PM.

DFA Summer Hot Dog @ Good Room
DFA Records loves throwing parties. Tonight is their "Summer Hot Dog" involving "DJ sets by the DFA family + special guests and a VERY special live performance!" And hot dogs? As to the special guests...any guesses? Museum of Love? Juan Maclean? Holy Ghost? Larry Gus?

Pop. 1280, Mansion, Pill, Conduit @ Shea Stadium
Fans of clanging, shriiiinging, and skronking will want to check out this show featuring four bands who work that sound of post punk songs. Of special note: Oakland, CA's Mansion who definitely go "shriiiiing" a lot. Check out their 2014 self-titled EP below.

Matias Aguayo, Kingdom, D∆WN, DJ Windows 98, Murlo, False Witness @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
It's the second to last Warm Up of the summer, with singer/producer (and Battles collaborator) Matias Aguayo, Fade to Mind's Kingdom, his new art pop/R&B collaborator D∆WN (fka Dawn Richard), Arcade Fire's Win Butler as DJ Windows 98, and more.

Solvey, Vomitface, Mazed @ Alphaville
Having made music with her sister Cristi Jo as Zambri since 2008, Jessica Zambri is currently focusing on her solo project, Solvey, just released her debut -- a terrific pop album that clearly is rooted in the mid-'00s Brooklyn indie explosion but sounds very now. Tonight's the record release party.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Baby's All Right
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke. This is the release party for their debut album, Møtorcycle Yearbook, which you can stream below.

King Raam, Smoke Season @ Mercury Lounge
You may remember Raam from his band Hypernova who played shows with fellow Iranian band Yellow Dogs. After living in New York, LA and London, Raam is now pursuing a solo career under the name King Raam back in his homeland. He's currently on tour supporting new album, A Day & A Year.

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

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photo: Grace Jones @ Roseland, 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Grace Jones

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

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
It's day one of the awesome multi-genre two-day Afropunk Festival, and there's a ton of great artists today including Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Death Grips, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Candiria, SZA, Lion Babe, Oshun and plenty more.

Earl Sweatshirt, Remy Banks, NxWorries @ Best Buy Theater
Earl Sweatshirt's new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, is an inward-looking record that ignores most current rap trends, and it's one of the year's finest albums. This tour was supposed to hit NYC back in the spring, but it got postponed and finally comes here tonight.

Colleen Green, Single Lash, Mannequin Pussy @ Cake Shop
Colleen Green's new album is her first with a full band, and it's a great record of lyrically honest poppy punk. Her current tour is also with a full band, and her tourmates are the likeminded Mannequin Pussy, who are also worth catching. This is the first of two NYC shows.

Pianos Become The Teeth, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, Turnover, Take One Car @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a pretty amazing lineup all around. Pianos Become the Teeth put out one of our favorite albums of last year with the atmospheric emo of Keep You, and going by the sounds of TWIABP's new single "January, 10th, 2014," they may have a similarly epic album of their own on the way. Turnover make jangle pop that kinda sounds like a more emo Real Estate, and Take One Car make post-hardcore of the mewithoutYou/La Dispute variety.

All Dogs, The Sidekicks, Fleabite, Florist @ Silent Barn
Frequent tourmates All Dogs and The Sidekicks are on the road together again, this time supporting All Dogs' soon-to-be-released Kicking Every Day. That album offers a high quality indie/pop punk crossover, while The Sidekicks' newest headed in a Shins/Band of Horses direction.

Social Distortion, Nikki Lane, Drag The River @ Stone Pony
Social Distortion's classic self-titled major label debut turns 25 this year, and they're celebrating by playing the whole thing on tour. There's no NYC date, but they'll be nearby tonight.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival @ Jones Beach
This may be largely a mainstream pop festival, but there's actually some stuff worth catching. Today has big names like The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Santigold and Cold War Kids, plus (weirdly enough) indie-dance band The Faint.

Andres, Kyle Hall, Pender Street Steppers, Hashman Deejay, Laraaji @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Every Saturday afternoon in the summer, MoMA PS1 brings a full day of experimental and electronic music to their (hopefully) sunny courtyard. This is the third to last one of 2015.

Pop. 1280, Pill, Buck Gooter, The Sherman Group @ Alphaville
If it's noisy, post-punk inspired rock you like, you'll dig this bill featuring the bleak Pop. 1280, saxxy skronkers Pill, and the industrial blues of Buck Gooter.

No Parents, Honduras, Surfbort @ Baby's All Right
If you like your garage punk on the poppy and snotty side, LA troublemakers No Parents might fit the bill. Their album May The Thirst Be With You came out earlier this year on Burger Records and features such party ragers as "I'm a Dildo," "Pizza," and "Hey Illuminati" -- titles which should give you an idea for what kid of show to expect tonight. Tonight's bill is solid overall, with poppy garage rockers Honduras and also wild punks Surfbort.

Complete, Octagrape, Honey Radar @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
It's the penultimate edition of Union Pool's 2015 Summer Thunder series, featuring the first-ever NYC show by Texas cult rock band Complete, Octagrape (the current band from onetime Souljunk and Truman's Water dude Glen Galloway) and short song masters Honey Radar.

Mykki Blanco, Princess Nokia, LSDXOXO @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Mykki Blanco is allegedly no longer a rapper, but still a writer and a spoken word artist. Who knows what will be in store for today's performance?

Frankie Cosmos, Whitney, Lionlimb @ Shea Stadium
Frankie Cosmos' intimate sound is somewhere between twee pop and anti-folk. She brings it to the appropriately intimate venue Shea Stadium tonight.

Peter Stampfel, Big Cheese, Mothers, Swaai Boys, Lame, Phonoscenes @ Aviv
It's pretty amazing that folk legend (and Holy Modal Rounders member) Peter Stampfel is not only still active, but a regular on NYC's current DIY scene. Tonight's another chance to see him in action.

Slingshot Dakota, The Afraid Brigade, Teenage Halloween, Coolshark, Bannister @ Maxwell's
Bethlehem, PA duo Slingshot Dakota make indie pop not unlike Mates of State, but with a punk drive that that band lacks. They're always worth catching.

Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer), Hannah Cohen, Tamaryn, Sinkane (DJ sets) @ Freehold
Topman is throwing this free party featuring a host of DJ sets from cool local acts.  6 PM - 2 AM and you do need to RSVP.

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

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photo: James Murphy at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
James Murphy

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

DonMonique, Statik Selektah, DJ Clockwork, TJ Mizell, Dylan the Gypsy @ Output (The Roof)
Brooklyn rapper DonMonique recently released her debut EP, Thirst Trap, which features Danny Brown, Remy Banks and more, and it's worth a listen. She plays a free show tonight with the great Statik Selektah, who also recently put out a new album. Special guests are promised.

Unearthly Trance, Gnaw, StatiqBloom, Forced @ Saint Vitus
French band Monarch were supposed to be on this bill but appear to have dropped off. The great back-in-action Brooklyn band Unearthly Trance still make it worth seeing.

James Murphy, Eric Duncan @ Output
Man cannot live on dream projects to make the subway sound better alone, and tonight DFA/LCD dude James Murphy spins at this Williamsburg club. It's a "Vs" event with him battling Eric "Dunks" Duncan.

Pop. 1280, Bambara, Vowws, Lubrication @ Aviv
This looks to be a loud one with industrial punk rock outfit Pop. 1280, crushing trio Bambara and more.

Ne-Hi, Heliotropes, Surf Rock is Dead @ Baby's All Right
Chicago four-piece Ne-Hi got their start a few years ago, coming up in the city's basement show scene and quickly gaining a reputation from their wiry, Television-esque style and very spirited live performances.

Christines, The Lemon Twigs @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Both bands on the bill tonight are pretty good: Christines make Swervedriver-style shoegaze and The Lemon Twigs are more paisley psychedelia.

You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave @ Shea Stadium
Earlier this year, You Blew It! signed to Jade Tree, a label whose '90s output is highly influential on You Blew It!'s sound ('90s Polyvinyl too). Tonight's their first of two shows this weekend with the Weezer-y Sorority Noise.

NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, Strung Out & more @ Stone Pony
Fat Wreck Chords turns 25 this tour, and this tour celebrates it by bringing some of the label's heaviest hitters together. Some full albums will be played too: NOFX's 1992 EP The Longest Line and Lagwagon's 1994 LP Trashed.

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

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The Raveonettes in Chicago, 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

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

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

Lucinda Williams @ Rough Trade
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams releases her new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, this week and celebrates with this very intimate show. To get in you need to buy a copy of the new LP at Rough Trade today (store opens at 11 AM) and you'll get a wristband to get in.

Neil Diamond @ Erasmus Hall High School
Born and raised in Brooklyn, pop legend Neil Diamond has apparently never played a concert in his hometown borough. That will change...TODAY! It's at his old high school, Erasmus Hall High School.

The Rebel, Pop. 1280, Silk Purse, Hexbreaker Quartet @ Death by Audio
The Rebel is the current musical project of Ben Wallers from Scottish band Country Teasers. Fans of Mekons, The Fall and other thoughtful, arty punks, take note.

GBH, Hot Blood, Born Annoying and Stag Party @ Asbury Lanes
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour -- time to get charged.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Matt Koff, Claudia Cogan, Will Miles, and Chris Lamberth.

Titus Andronicus @ Cake Shop
The mighty Titus play a "private" show billed as a "bartender gig" which was free with RSVP (which is now closed).

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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Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Built to Spill

The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch lineup announced; Jesus & Mary Chain will be in NC in September; John Darnielle to do metal covers set "

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Cloud Nothings - "No Future/No Past" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cloud Nothings - "Stay Useless" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Best Fiend - "Higher Palms" (MP3)

Nada Surf
Nada Surf

The column comes early as it's a busy week and there are lots of shows to talk about. First up, venerable NYC trio Nada Surf's new album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, is out today and the band play Bowery Ballroom this evening to celebrate. Tonight's show is sold out but Nada Surf will be streaming the show live via their YouTube channel starting at 10PM. The band then head out for a good two months of touring and all dates are at the bottom of this post.

The band's seventh album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, is another fine record in Nada Surf's catalog of positive-vibe guitar pop, bolstered this time out by Doug Gillard who provides a lot of great lead work. This kind of music may not be in fashion right now, but it also never really goes out of style. And they do it really well You can stream or download the ebullient first single "Waiting for Something" at the bottom of this post and Spotify users can listen to the album here.

Cloud Nothings - 'Attack on Memory'
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Also out today: Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory which, as Andrew noted a couple weeks ago, is much more sophisticated and agressive than the tuneful pop-punk the band have released in the past. They're still writing catchy songs -- check out "Stay Useless at the top of this post -- but the shift is fairly radical, so much so that main man Dylan Baldi briefly considered changing the name of the band. (It's not that radical.) It's a very good album, and you can listen to it on Spotify and watch the brand-new video for "No Future/No Past" at the bottom of this post.

The album, you may have seen, got Best New Music on the 'Fork yesterday, and despite this there are still tickets to be had for Cloud Nothings' show this Thursday (1/26) at The Studio @ Webster Hall though I imagine not for long. Knowing how good the band are live (what a drummer!) I'm really anxious to hear these songs live. It's a one-off show, but the band will tour starting mid-February including, need I say it, time in Austin for SXSW. All dates are at the bottom of this post.

The Hundred in the Hands - Bowery Ballroom Feb. 2011 (more)
Hundred in the Hands 

The Hundred in the Hands are playing their first show in a long time this Friday (1/27) at Glasslands, which will give us the first taste of the duo's second album which will be out on Warp at some point this year. While they haven't released any tracks from it yet, they are still updating the THITH Zine, the band's culture zine that most recently interview artist Zander Blom. There's a lot of interesting stuff in the archives that's worth checking out.

My Best Fiend
My Best Fiend

A lot of people will be at Glasslands on Friday just to check out THITH's Warp labelmates My Best Fiend whose album In Ghostlike Fading is out February 21. My Best Fiend are not your typical Warp act, closer to the space blues of Spiritualized or My Morning Jacket (or Neil Young) than the electronic music that fills most of the label's roster. The band have been plugging away in the Brooklyn scene for upwards of seven years and its good to see it pay off for them. You can download album-opener "Higher Palms" at the top of this post and you can stream "Cracking Eggs" (which features Light Asylum's Shannon Fuchness) further down.

The Glasslands show also features duo Bikini who make unapologetic four-on-the-floor dancefloor fodder, and Bear in Heaven will be DJing between sets, hopefully not playing all the records at 400,000% slower than normal.

Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey

And finally we have Florida's Guy Harvey, which is a band and not a solo artist and should not to be confused with Elbow frontman Guy Garvey which I did for half a second. The band are on tour with Gainsville residents Averkiou and hit NYC this weekend for two shows: Friday (1/27) at Cake Shop and Saturday (1/28) at Death by Audio. All GH/Averkiou dates are at the bottom of this post.

You may recognize Guy Harvey frontman Adam Perry from his moonlighting gig as an auxiliary member of Surfer Blood. There's not a lot of Guy Harvey music out there to listen to, but both sides of a 2010 7" (streamable below) are ace, with a strong Flying Nun influence. If you liked the Twerps album from last year, give Guy Harvey a listen. Averkiou, meanwhile, make fuzzy, shoegazy pop not too far from early Teenage Fanclub. Check out a few streaming tracks at the bottom of this post.

Friday's Cake Shop show is with Byrdsy locals Slow Country whose new album is a name-your-price download at their Bandcamp and is quite nice. Saturday's show at Death by Audio also has underrated Brooklyn bands I'm Turning Into and Bright Lights. Either show is worth checking out. Or go to both!

That's the main stuff for this week. Below are a few more picks, day-by-day, of shows not covered otherwise.

The Hairs
The Hairs


There's a TWII-approved line-up at East Village mainstay Lit Lounge -- that is now booking bands I've heard of again -- with The Hairs (new single out next month), Pigeons, and Gross Relations.

Friends have shown up on most of the "Bands to Watch in 2012" lists. Go watch them in 2012, tonight, at Cameo as part of a very solid bill with Phonetag and Spanish Prisoners.

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Continue reading "Nada Surf, Cloud Nothings, Hundred in the Hands, My Best Fiend, Guy Harvey, Averkiou & more in This Week in Indie"

by BBG

Pop. 1280 at Public Assembly (more by Tamara Porras)
Pop. 1280

NYC's Pop. 1280 successfully married post-punk, screeching synth discharges and noise on their current EP The Grid, out now via Sacred Bones. The band will follow-up that EP with the new Thirteen Steps 7" for Blind Prophet Records (run by Sean of Cult of Youth), currently available for preorder with some streaming samples.

Pop. 1280 are scheduled to play TONIGHT at Cake Shop (9/14), supporting K-Holes and Grave Babies who are on tour.

If you miss them, then make sure and swing by their next tour-ending show at Shea Stadium on 10/29 when they play with Sex Church, The Men, Unholy Two, and Dead Farmers.
The Men are also scheduled to play Saint Vitus on 9/17 with Pygmy Shrews and Vaz.

All tour dates and some videos below.

Continue reading "Pop. 1280 releasing new 7", playing shows"


Theophilus London will headline the "Official Northside Festival Opening Party" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.

The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year's Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here's the full list:

Continue reading "Northside Fest adds 65+ bands to lineup, Theophilus @ MHOW, Mount Eerie, Iceage & more ++ open studios & DIY films"