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by Andrew Sacher

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Voice Coils

You may be familiar with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Mitski, who mostly makes twee-ish indie pop, but she's now also fronting a metallic prog band called Voice Coils, which is primarily the brain child of former Roomrunner member Sam Garrett, and also features current and former members of Extra Life, Cellular Chaos, Epistasis, Porches, Skeletons, Feast of the Epiphany and Couch Slut. That's an impressive (and diverse) resume! Voice Coils don't just look good on paper though. Their new "In Sixths" / "Field and Border" 7" came out this week and is a terrific blend of spiraling prog riffs, complex arrangements, dark atmospheres and Mitski's soaring, operatic take on dream pop vocals. Hear both tracks for yourself, below.

Voice Coils will celebrate the new 7" with a release show at the soon-to-close Death by Audio on Monday (9/15) with Ovlov, Ronald Paris and New Firmament. $8 at the door gets you in.

Song streams below...

Continue reading "Voice Coils = prog metal from mems of Mitski, Roomrunner, Extra Life, Porches & more, playing 7" release show at DbA"

Porches at Baby's All Right in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches

BrooklynVegan's 2013 Friday CMJ day party was the first-ever show at Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right, and now they'll be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with some shows including a double header of Porches and Frankie Cosmos on October 17 & 18. Frankie headlines the first night, Porches headline the next one, and there's special guests promised at both. As you may know, main Frankie Cosmos member Greta Kline plays bass in Porches and Porches singer Aaron Maine plays drums in Frankie Cosmos. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon.

Frankie Cosmos also plays a free NYC show later that month at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on October 24, which is Kanine Records and Insound's CMJ party. The rest of the lineup is good too with NYC's Beverly (who have a new video and other dates), Ireland's September Girls, London's Flowers, London's Only Real, and DJs Andy Nystrom (Insound) and Lio Kanine (Kanine Records).

Porches and Frankie have a few other dates announced too, which are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Porches & Frankie Cosmos playing 2 nights at Baby's All Right for the venue's 1 year anniversary (and other dates)"

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The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...

Continue reading "CMJ initial 2014 line-up released"

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Gerard Way is playing Irving Plaza on October 20, Starland Ballroom on October 22, and Webster Hall on October 23. Tickets for all three shows go on sale today at noon. Head here for Irving and Starland, and here for Webster.

The next Converse Rubber Tracks Live show in Brooklyn happens on September 4 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Motion City Soundtrack and Ma Jolie. Like all Converse Rubber Tracks shows, it's FREE, but you do need tickets, which go "on sale" today at noon.

Flint, MI punk band The Swellers are calling it quits this year, and they've announced that their last NYC show will happen at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 15. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (8/29) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Antemasque (At the Drive-In, Mars Volta) shows at Brooklyn Bowl and Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Jessie Ware show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Dream Syndicate show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Steve Gunn is playing a record release show at Rough Trade on October 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

The first round of CMJ 2014 artists will be revealed at an announcement party in downtown Manhattan tonight (8/27) at a location TBA with music from Porches and Juan Wauters. You can enter this contest for a chance to attend. 6 PM start.

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.

Rentals

Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals are releasing their first new album in 15 years next week (8/26) via Polyvinyl, and are now streaming it in full on Pitchfork. They also recently announced a short tour, for which openers have since been revealed. The East Coast run will get their Polyvinyl labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on all three dates, with Polyvinyl alumni Mates of State joining in NYC and Philly, and Hooray For Earth in Asbury Park. Tickets for NYC, NJ and Philly are on sale now. The West Coast gets We Are Scientists (whose Keith Murray will be in The Rentals for this tour) and The Rentals' old pals/tourmates/collaborators Ozma (who put out a new LP this year which is streaming below). All dates are listed below.

Hooray For Earth have other shows much sooner than that, including a NYC show this Saturday (8/23) at Bowery Ballroom with Porches and Grooms. Tickets for that show are available and we're also giving away a pair, along with a copy of their new LP, Racy. Details below. Also below is their new video for "Say Enough" from Racy and a stream of an experimental guitar track they recorded with Grooms.

SSLYBY also recently mentioned that they're working on a new album at Seattle studio Hall of Justice, where Nirvana recorded Bleach and which former Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla now owns. Beau Sorenson, who co-produced 2010's Let It Sway with Walla, is producing.

And last but not least, you can catch Mates of State in NYC much sooner at their previously discussed free show this Friday (8/22) at Pine Box Rock Shop.

Lists of Rentals and Hooray For Earth dates, plus streams, below...

Continue reading "The Rentals streaming new LP, reveal tour openers; Hooray For Earth playing w/ Grooms & Porches (win tix & an LP!)"

What Moon Things
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WMT

As mentioned before, we at BrooklynVegan are presenting a show at Palisades TONIGHT (8/5) (906 Broadway in Brooklyn) with Asheville '90s-emo lovers Muscle & Bone, Pennsylvania fuzz punks Placeholder, New Paltz emotive post-punks What Moon Things, and PA's Brand New-esque Young and Heartless. Doors are at 8 PM and tickets are still available. Hope to see you there!

If you want an idea of what to expect from What Moon Things tonight, you can watch their recently-made live video for their song "Squirrel Girl" (video by Mike Jenkins, edited by Chad Chilton) which premieres in this post. You'll also have other chances to catch them in NYC, including Shea Stadium on September 6 with Infinity Girl, Porches side project Rivergazer and Dead Waves; and Glasslands on October 1 with The Midnight Hollow (tickets). Their dates also include a New Paltz show with Porches on 9/2 and a Bard College show with Naomi Punk on 9/12.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

Continue reading "What Moon Things made a video; BV show w/ Placeholder, Muscle & Bone & Young & Heartless is tonight + other dates"

photo by Chloe Gifkins
Rivergazer

Porches have been regulars on the NYC live show scene lately, as has their bassist Greta Kline, better known as Frankie Cosmos. The band's guitarist, Kevin Farrant, has now begun getting his own project Rivergazer out there too. Rivergazer recently played new-ish Brooklyn venue Palisades and have more shows coming up, including one on August 21 at Shea Stadium with garage rockers Flagland, pop noisemakers Sharpless, and bedroom singer/songwriter Small Wonder. All Rivergazer dates are listed below.

That Shea show is the release show for Rivergazer's debut album, Random Nostalgia, which comes out on August 12 via Father/Daughter Records. They just put out a new single from that record, "Whimper," where the "London-born, New York-bred" songwriter makes some keen observations about his current hometown: "Everyone is pretty in New York City." You can stream that track below.

Continue reading "Rivergazer (mem of Porches) releasing debut LP, celebrating at Shea w/ Small Wonder & others (dates & new song stream)"

Operators
Operators
Little Big League in May (more by Mimi Hong)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing tonight with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

Operators (Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade), Little Big League, Motion Studies @ Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase)
There's plenty of amazing shows tonight, though of course we hope you come to our showcase, which features the NYC debut of Operators, the new band of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner. From the sound of the song they released, it's seeming most similar to H Furs' stuff. Opening are Philly indie rockers Little Big League and Brooklyn's funky Motion Studies, who are on Nick Sylvester's (of Mr. Dream) GODMODE label, and he drums in the band too.

Blondes, Young Male, Max McFerren, Physical Therapy @ Baby's All Right
After our show you can stick around Baby's and dance to these quality DJs.

The War on Drugs, Woods, Julianna Barwick @ 50 Kent
This show is at the rechristened 50 Kent, aka the giant outdoor space that used to be Williamsburg Park.  It should be a good one too, with The War on Drugs' spacious Petty-isms perfect for the outdoor environment, as will Woods. Also: while some Northside shows might fill their badge quota quickly, that probably won't be a problem here given the size of the venue.

Sharon Van Etten, Amen Dunes @ Bowery Ballroom
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her second of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside Festival)
Animal Collective members Panda Bear and Avey Tare have been focusing on their own projects lately, but tonight the band (or maybe select members of the band) will be in NYC to DJ.

Nick Waterhouse, The Vandelles, Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Northside Festival)
If vintage soul is your idea of a good time, this should fit the bill: Nick Waterhouse really knows how this stuff is supposed to sound, and is a terrific songwriter to boot. That goes triple for Toubin, whose taste is beyond impeccable. The Vandelles are fun too! Unlike almost all Night Bazaar shows, this one is not free, but you can get in with your Northside Badge.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Flower (reunion show), John Lindaman, Trummors, Vomit Fist @ Cake Shop
Before Versus, brothers Richard and Ed Baluyut were in NYC band Flower who put out two albums and an EP's worth of moody indie rock during the second half of the 1980s. They reunite tonight to benefit the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, . Also on the bill: +/- Plus/Minus (featuring a third Baluyut brother, James), James Lindaman (of True Love Always), Trummors (Dave Lerner who used to be in Ted Leo + Pharmacists), andVomit Fist.

Nite Jewel, Ejecta, Brothertiger, Psychic Twin, The Great Void @ Cameo Gallery (Northside Festival)
Ejecta is the duo of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford that centers around Leanne's (almost) always "completely naked" character. They also make pretty good synth pop. Headlining this showcase is eccentric performer Nite Jewel whose music is a hazy take on late '80s R&B pop.

Shellshag, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, Dogjaw @ Death by Audio
It's a good night for lo-fi/DIY punk at DbA with local regulars Shellshag, LA's Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, and Olympia's Dogjaw.

Ka @ Europa (Northside Festival)
Brooklyn rapper Ka got a good amount of buzz last year for his impressive album The Night's Gambit, and tonight he'll take that material to the stage in his hometown.

Omar Souleyman, Dutch E Germ, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman puts on the kind of show that you just have to see for yourself, as many of you probably know already considering this is sold out. Former Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ opens.

Perfect Pussy, Shilpa Ray, Roya @ Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
One of two chances to see exciting live act Perfect Pussy during Northside, this showcase also features underrated performer Shilpa Ray and Roya which features members of Habibi and The Clean.

White Mystery, J.A.C.K., Whiskey Bitches, Vulture Shit @ Matchless (Northside Festival)
Guitar-drums garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. Alex has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register. They're also less blues-y than many of their brethren -- even without the singing nobody's gonna confuse them with The White Stripes, Thee Oh Sees, etc.

Psychic Twin, Sateen, Limited, Ziemba, Harvey Sid Fisher @ Muchmore's (Northside Festival)
occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher is probably best known for his album Astrology Songs in which he performs songs about the 12 signs of the Zodiac....the album came out on Gregg Turkington aka Neil Hamburger's Amarillo Records, which also makes Harvey labelmates with Anton LaVey.

Albert Hammond Jr, Drowners @ MHOW (Northside)
He just played Governors Ball last weekend with that band that he's in, and tonight Albert Hammond Jr plays his Strokes-y solo material for Northside crowds. Opening act Drowners probably own a Strokes album or two.

Marnie Stern, Tweens, Amanda X @ Rough Trade (Northside Festival)
This lineup is solid all around with Marnie Stern whose funny stage banter is matched by her guitar heroics, Cincinnati's punky, poppy Tweens and Philly's also punky Amanda X.

Perfect Pussy, Hop Along, Pleasure Leftists, Frankie Cosmos @ Saint Vitus (Northside Festival)
Excellent bill at Vitus with the fiercely intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, Philly indie rock faves Hop Along, Cleveland post-punks Pleasure Leftists, and twee pop/anti-folk singer/songwriter Frankie Cosmos.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ski Mask, Whore Paint @ Shea Stadium
Ed Schrader's Music Beat just released their new album Party Jail via JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label. As the title implies the record is a good time, 13 hyperactive tallboys of fuzzbass dancepunk, not a million miles away from Le Tigre or The B-52s. Tonight's the record release party (and it's not part of Northside).

Porches, Fat (Bad) History Month, Pile, Dust From A Thousand Years, New England Patriots @ Silent Barn
Exploding In Sound throw their unofficial Northside showcase tonight at Silent Barn. As we've come to expect from EIS, it's packed with loud rock bands who should appeal to anyone nostalgic for the '90s.

Crow Bait, Beach Slang, Chandeli'ers, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Tonight's the NYC debut of Beach Slang, the new Philly trio fronted by James Snyder of '90s punk band Weston. All they've got out so far is a 4-song EP, but each track is a winner with the sugary distorted guitar hooks of early Goo Goo Dolls and The Replacements meeting the gruff vocals of Jawbreaker. Tons of quotable lines too. This show doubles as the release show for alt-country punks Crow Bait (mem. Iron Chic) who are celebrating their debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, out now on Don Giovanni.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Glass Ghost, Grooms @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
This is the Western Vinyl showcase and is headlined by longrunning (and undervalued) Brooklyn Ban Ava Luna. We're fans of openers Grooms, too, who make Sonic Youth-style rock.

Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Axxa, Abraxas, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Donovan Blanc, Mike Sniper (DJ set) @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
Captured Tracks takes over Warsaw tonight for Northside. Of special note: West Coast band Craft Spells whose new album Naseua is worth checking out, as is their hyperactive live show. Label domo Mike Sniper will be spinning songs in between bands.

Kelis, Son Little @ Webster Hall
Kelis has been one of the most underrated pop singers for years, and this year she actually "went indie," teaming up with producer Dave Sitek (of TV on the Radio) and releasing her new neo-soul-inspired album on Ninja Tune.

Bobby McFerrin & Questlove @ Town Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues tonight and the show at Town Hall is an interesting one. It pairs the jazz legend Bobby McFerrin (best known, unfortunately, as the guy who sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy") with Roots drummer/frequent DJ/D'Angelo collaborator/Twitter celebrity/whatever else Questlove for an evening of "musical dialogue" they'e calling "Mumbo Jumbo."

Tonight's Escort / French Horn Rebellion show at Watermark Bar has been moved to July 10 due to weather.

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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The Notwist at Webster Hall in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Notwist

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

The Notwist, Jel (from Themselves/13 & God) @ Webster Hall
German band The Notwist released Closer to the Glass, their first album in five years, back in February which found them still melting glitchy electronics and krauty indie rock together with skill.

Turnip King, Kissing Is A Crime, Idiot Son, Bronko Lelich @ Baby's All Right
Baby's All Right hosts free shows on Mondays, and tonight's line-up is solid as an indie rock, with Sea Cliff, Long Island's Turnip King headlining. While we're on the subject of Baby's All Right, their delicious/deady Pink Baby frozen cocktails are only a buck during happy hour (5 - 8 PM) every day during June.

Rich Homie Quan, Jon Connor, Ty Dolla $ign, Troy Ave, Lil Bibby, August Alsina, Jarren Benton, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates @ Best Buy Theater
It's the XXL 2014 Freshman Class' NYC showcase tonight with some great upcoming names including Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, Troy Ave, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates and more.

Robot Death Kites, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Hex Net, Adult Dude @ Death by Audio
Masked and screaming, Robot Death Kites are a Yuppie Death Nightmare on their new casette, which you can stream below. Adult Dude make good Dinosaur Jr/Superchunk style rock and are worth catching too.

Peter Murphy, Ringo Deathstarr @ Irving Plaza
Peter Murphy just released his new album, Lion, which was produced by Youth of Killing Joke and, as the title might imply, is a little wilder than we've heard the former Bauhaus singer be in a while. Lion definitely roars. Tonight's show is opened by superior shoegaze trio Ringo Deathstarr who roar, too.

IAMSU, Phony PPL @ MHOW
This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is free as long as you RSVPed (but entry is still first come, first served) and is headlined by upcoming West Coast rapper IAMSU.

Life Size Maps, The Veda Rays, Council, How Sad, Aly Tadros @ Pianos
This show is part of the New Music Seminar (not that you noticed), featuring a nice array of local talent, including underappreciated synth-rock band Life Size Maps.

The Orwells @ Rough Trade
Chicago's The Orwells just released their second album, Disgraceland, and are celebrating that tonight. To get into the show you need to have bought the album at Rough Trade before the show. There's a TBA afterparty too.

Ed Askew, Abhay Singh @ Manhattan Inn (FREE)
Ed Askew is nothing short of a legend in folk music. His '60s material lives up today and lucky for us he is currently a very active musician. Any chance to see him is one worth taking.

Trickstar, Rivergazer, Benjamin Shepherd, Issac Gillespie & Ian Davis Duo @ Palisades
Rivergazer is the project of Kevin Farrant, who you may know as the guitarist in Porches, though this is a little poppier than that band. Show's at Palisades (906 Broadway in Brooklyn) and admission is $5 at the door. Stream a track below.

John Hodgman @ Union Hall
Erudite author, actor, Daily Show correspondent, comedian and general bon vivant John Hodgman hosts another of his Secret Society shows at Union Hall. Advance tickets are sold out, but there may be a few at the door if you get there early.

The Kondabolu Brothers, Todd Barry, Adam Cayton-Holland, John Early, Allison Leiby, Ramon Rivas II @ Littlefield
The Kondabolu Brothers guest host Night Train tonight (Wyatt Cenac is elsewhere this week), with a strong lineup of funny guests.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (The Notwist, Peter Murphy, XXL Freshmen, Orwells, Rivergazer, Robot Death Kites, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: What Moon Things - The Astronaut (MP3)

What Moon Things

New Paltz, NY's What Moon Things are set to release their self-titled debut album on June 3 via Hot Grits. On the first single, "The Astronaut," these guys mix big, emotive vocals with a gloomy post-punk atmosphere, as you can hear for yourself by downloading it above or streaming below. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist.

What Moon Things have a tour coming up which kicks off with a Kingston, NY show with Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Palehound and others, and then hits NYC on May 31 at Suburbia with The Gradients, Wet Petals, Living Room and Big Neck Police. The tour also includes shows in other local-ish places (mostly college towns) including Binghamton, Ithaca, Cornwall, Montclair, New Paltz, Albany, Long Island and more.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream and LP info, below...

Continue reading "What Moon Things releasing an LP, touring, including multiple NY-area shows, 1 w/ Frankie Cosmos (dates & stream)"

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Tickets to see Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood perform his score to There Will Be Blood at United Palace are on sale now.

Tickets for the recently announced, fourth Mineral show at Saint Vitus with Into It. Over It. go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for The Fresh & Onlys show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Orwells show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Kevin Gates show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Body Count record release show at Gramercy Theater go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Misfits show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

If you didn't get tickets for the Guided By Voices shows at Irving Plaza, The Paramount and The Stone Pony in the BrooklynVegan presale, you can get them in during the general sale which starts today at noon.

Tickets for the Strokes show at The Capitol Theater go on sale today at noon.

RX Bandits, who seemed like they were breaking up but then toured The Resignation in full followed by some of their members getting the touring lineup of The Sound of Animals Fighting back together, were just announced for Riot Fest and they're also playing a NYC show at Best Buy Theater on July 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Exploding In Sound are doing their official Northside showcase at Baby's All Right on June 15 with Guerilla Toss, Ovlov, Krill, Celestial Shore, Mattress Financial, Baked, Leapling, Flagland, Washer, Manors, Heliotropes and Creepoid. Tickets are on sale now. EIS is also doing an unofficial showcase on June 13 at Silent Barn with Porches, Bad History Month, Pile, Dust from 1000 Yrs and New England Patriots. No advance tickets for that one.

Tickets for the Andrew Bird shows at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to both performances. Check the link above for contest details.

show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cynic show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Haley Bonar show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Xeno & Oaklander and Lusine show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Raveonettes shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Twin Peaks show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Man or Astro-Man? show at the Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Brooklyn Bowl show are still available.

Tickets for the La Roux show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Radioactivity and Bad Sports show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets to see Doldrums and his brother Moon King play their first-ever show together at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Cymbals Eat Guitars show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for The Offspring's Smash shows at Terminal 5 with Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kasabian show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Ava Luna, Man Forever and Warehouse are playing Rough Trade on July 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the James Blake DJ set at Output go on sale today at 1 PM.

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.

by Bill Pearis

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It's springtime, ramps are at the greenmarket, cherry trees are in bloom and The L Magazine has published it's annual list of "8 Band You Need to Hear." This year, they are positing it as a rebuttal to claims that the Brooklyn scene is dead now that 285 Kent is closed:

When the beloved underground venue 285 Kent closed in January, a bunch of thinkpieces took stock of the local music scene. Some pronounced the club's final night the end of Brooklyn as the country's (and continent's) music hub... Toronto, Philly and San Francisco--even Columbus, for crying out loud--might all be producing lots of new and exciting bands, but we'll be damned if New York hasn't churned out the most consistently vibrant (and weird) records and live shows in the last 15 years. Here are eight bands helping to keep it that way.
We're not sure anyone has actually said that ever but, whatever their excuse, this year's list is, as usual, a mix of bands you may have heard, you may have heard of, and perhaps some you haven't. They are:
The Flag
Slothrust (May 6, Bowery Ballroom opening for Ben Kweller)
Gondola
Yvette (June 15, Warsaw with Fuck Buttons)
Porches (May 17, Shea Stadium)
Wet
Cities Aviv
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (May 23, Cameo)
Read more about all eight bands over at The L. Maybe you caught Slothrust at Rough Trade's Record Store Day extravaganza. What do you think of this year's list?

photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Love Language / Porches @ Baby's All Right, 4/10/2014
The Love Language
Porches

Raleigh, NC group The Love Language are in the midst of a short East Coast tour which hit NYC last night (4/10) at Baby's All Right. The band's line-up has morphed a little over the years but still front and center is Stuart McLamb whose confessional songs have always been at the heart of things. Later this summer they'll be part of the Merge 25 festival in North Carolina, so look for them there if you're going.

Also on the bill were Brooklyn's Porches, whose 2013 album Slow Dance in the Cosmos has been steadily picking up acclaim. Their heartfelt songs were a nice fit with The Love Language. Opening the night were another local band, KDH, who got things off to a rocking start. Photos from the whole evening are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "The Love Language played Baby's All Right with Porches and KDH (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Aaron & Greta
Porches Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos, the NYC-based twee pop/anti-folk-inspired project of Greta Kline, has become a regular on the local live scene, but this month she'll be taking her show on the road for a two-week long US tour. A handful of those shows are with Porches., whose frontman Aaron Maine drums in Frankie Cosmos and whose live lineup counts Greta as a member, but most of these are billed as Aaron solo. All dates are listed below, though many of them are house shows (and some venues are still TBA), so Facebook events are included where applicable for more info.

What should come as no surprise, Frankie Cosmos also has many NYC-area dates before, after, and during the tour. First, she plays Fordahm University TONIGHT (4/4) with Porches at the college's Rodrigue's Coffee House (441 E. Fordham Road). Then she plays a previously discussed show at SUNY Purchase on April 12 with orchestral indie pop collective Mutual Benefit, which is the first night of her tour.

Upon returning home, Frankie Cosmos will headline a Brooklyn show at Glasslands on April 28 with Toons and Eskimeaux. Tickets for that one are on sale now. Then she plays a show on May 9 at Brooklyn Rod and Gun (59 Kent Ave), and finally opens the NYC stop of Woods' tour which happens on May 16 at Bowery Ballroom with psych-folk band Quilt. Tickets for that show are still available.

Additionally, Greta and Aaron also made a video for "Birthday Song" off Frankie Cosmos' excellent debut full-band album, Zentropy, which came out via Double Double Whammy last month. The video's as homemade and DIY as Frankie Cosmos' music, shaky hand-held camera included, and it suits the song well. That video makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below.

Porches. Being Alone.
Porches

In related news, filmmaker/photographer Heather Craig filmed a tour documentary on Porches called Being Alone, which will be released soon. You can see it in NYC ahead of its release though, as its premiere screening will take place on April 13 at Baby's All Right. It's an early Sunday Brunch screening (3 PM start), and tickets are available now. Film trailer, poster and more info below.

Porches also play a previously discussed live show at Baby's All Right (4/10) only three days earlier, opening for The Love Language. KDH is on that bill too, and tickets are still available. And they have yet another Brooklyn show coming up on June 13 at Silent Barn with Pile, Bad History Month and more.

All Porches and Frankie Cosmos are listed, with the new Frankie Cosmos video, Porches movie trailer, and more, below...

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The Love Language at Bowery Ballroom in 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Love Language

North Carolina indie rockers The Love Language are continuing to tour this year in support of 2013's Ruby Red (out on Merge). They'll play the Merge 25K in NC with Vertical Scratchers, and after that they have more dates including a NYC show happening on April 10 at Baby's All Right. That show is with local regulars Porches and KDH. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Little Big League
LBL

Seahaven, who are about to wrap up a tour supporting Touche Amore, will go on a headlining tour this spring and they'll be taking out some excellent support, including Pittsburgh punks Adventures (aka 3/4 of Code Orange Kids), St. Louis emo/indie pop band Foxing, and Philly's mathy, punky Little Big League. That tour brings all four bands to NYC on May 16 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Little Big League in NYC at the previously announced Brooklyn Night Bazaar show on 4/19 with No Joy, Bleeding Rainbow and Beach Day; and at the previously announced Porches show at Shea on Thursday (3/13) with Downies and Steve Hartlett of Ovlov. All of their other dates are listed below too.

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Swearin' at Saint Vitus in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Swearin

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

Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) @ Baby's All Right
Now that The Walkmen are on hiatus, many of the members are taking on solo endeavors, including Peter Matthew Bauer, whose sound has more of the indie rock grit of the band's early days than the directions the other members are taking.

The Orwells, Twin Peaks @ Bowery Ballroom
Chicago invades NYC this weekend with their gutbomb deep dish pizza and fresh-faced bratty rock n' roll, the latter in the form of The Orwells and Twin Peaks. Should make for a fun, wild show.

Cults, Empress of @ MHOW
Shoe mogul Steve Madden is presenting this free show with anthemic pop combo Cults and Empress Of. While tickets were free, all have been claimed.

Deer Tick (American Songbook) @ Lincoln Center - The Allen Room
The American Songbook Series, which puts "American singers, songwriters, and composers in intimate concerts at The Allen Room," continues tonight with twangy bar rockers Deer Tick.

Kaki King, Glowing Pictures @ BRIC House
Tonight Kaki King brings her innovative guitar playing to BRIC House, the multipurpose venue/studio/learning center from the folks behind Celebrate Brooklyn.

Tensnake, Juan Maclean, JDH & Dave P @ Output
German house producer Tensnake just remixed Duke Dumont, and he's got a similar knack for thumping house in his own material too. This whole bill is also pretty stacked, with DFA's Juan Maclean and FIXED's JDH & Dave P.

The Preatures @ Mercury Lounge
Ever wonder what it would be like if The Strokes and Haim were one Australian band. It might sound a little like Sydney's The Preatures, who were last here for CMJ. Sold out.

Richard Buckner @ Union Hall
Buckner's 2013 album, Surrounded, is somber with thick, haunting atmospheres, and some rich vocal harmonies that add a comforting warmth to the whole thing too. It's the kind of music that translates flawlessly to an intimate room like Union Hall.

Lapland @ Rockwood Music Hall
Lapland, the moniker of Josh Mease, makes ethereal folk that's not afraid of synthesizers or '70s soft rock. Tonight's show is a release party for his new album. It's a free show. You can watch a video below.

Swearin', Cassie Ramone @ Cake Shop
Swearin' deliver an excellent take on '90s rock with elements of Weezer, Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr and more, but without ever sounding redundant. It makes for a thrilling live show too, and should get much crazier at tonight's Cake Shop show than tomorrow's much larger Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Cassie Ramone of the now-defunct Vivian Girls and The Babies opens with a solo set.

Cascading Slopes, Llamano, Listening Center @ Cameo Gallery
Cascading Slopes is the new electropop solo project from Connor of The Drums. His debut album , just out, is titled Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, which may give you a good idea of the band's approach. They headline a new series called ELECTRICAL NIGHTS that promised to be an  "intimate evening of analog synthesizers, education, time travel and love."

Le Rug, Aaron Maine of Porches, Make It Up, Akhbar @ Silent Barn
Armed with an old drum machine and garage sale keyboards, Le Rug make nasally, attitude-heavy pop. Also on the bill is Porches frontman Aaron Maine whose songs should work well in solo format.

French Horn Rebellion, Damn Right!, Late Guest at the Party @ Glasslands
This show was originally supposed to be headlined by UK dancepop act New Young Pony Club who had to postpone for visa reasons. The party vibe remains, though, with FHR taking over the lead slot.

Ukiah Drag, Ivy, PC Worship @ Death By Audio
The Ukiah Drag make psych punk with a hint of western flavor. Following last night's show opening for The Men, you can catch them headlining this smaller NYC gig tonight.

Pontiak, Norman Westberg, Kid Millions / Jim Sauter Duo @ Union Pool
It's a great night for experimental music with Virgnia psych rockers Pontiak, whose new album INNOCENCE, is out on Thrill Jockey now, plus Swans member Norman Westberg, and a duo set from Oneida member Kid Millions and his collaborator Jim Sauter.

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

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Porches at Baby's in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches

NYC "bummer pop" band Porches rarely have a lack of local shows, and that's no different this month into next, though they'll be gone for about half of March on tour (surprisingly not for SXSW though). Before leaving home, Porches play the previously discussed Brooklyn Night Bazaar show this Friday (2/21) with Jessica Pratt and Widowspeak. After that, they'll play Baby's All Right on March 1 with Frankie Cosmos (who's in Porches' live band and Porches singer Aaron Maine is in Frankie's) and DRGN King (tickets). They also play a tour kickoff at Shea Stadium on March 13. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Frankie Cosmos plays a release show for her first full band album, Zentropy (due out 3/4 via Double Double Whammy), on March 8 at Shea Stadium with Whatever Dad, Ruby Buff and Spook Houses. Since we last spoke, she released two more songs from the new album, "Birthday Song" and "My I Love You," which you can listen to below.

Porches also recently filmed an acoustic video for "Pwrls." You can watch that, along with the list of dates and the Frankie Cosmos song, below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Marnie Stern / Torres @ Baby's All Right - 1/28/14
Marnie Stern
Torres

Earlier this week, doNYC hosted a two-night celebration of their one year anniversary at Baby's All Right with a rowdy FIDLAR/Big Ups/Amanda X show on Monday (1/27) and an equally notable Marnie Stern / Torres / Porches show on Tuesday (1/28). Porches, who are a regular on the local live circuit, were a late addition to the bill and seemed to win over much of the crowd. Torres' grungy folk was great as always, and she took the opportunity to show off a few new songs.

Marnie closed out the night, and though her funny stage banter (usually about her vagina) and unconventional guitar playing are always highly entertaining, she was very drunk and took things a bit over the top. She went on a lengthy, belligerent rant, screaming about stretching her vagina across the stage, and made so much intentional, blaring feedback in between songs that a chunk of the crowd left early. Not everyone was turned off though, one instagram commenter said:

She is so drunk and it's amazing. And by "amazing" I mean it's sloppy, uncomfortably sexual and the feedback is killing me. Good stuff. More great bands need show public displays of drunkenness, forgetting all the words to your songs is so punk.
What did you think? Pictures from the show are in this post.

There's never a lack of Porches shows in NYC and you can catch them again this weekend, 2/1, at Cameo Gallery with Howth and Stranger Cat. They also play Brooklyn Night Bazaar later in February with Widowspeak and Jessica Pratt. All of their dates are listed with more pictures below...

Continue reading "Marnie Stern got her drink on with Torres & Porches at doNYC's birthday @ Baby's All Right (pics ++ more Porches dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Jessica Pratt at Pickathon 2013 (via)
Jessica Pratt

California folk singer Jessica Pratt's 2012 self-titled debut was an excellent album with the look and feel of '60s loner folk, and it looks like she's finally ready to release its followup. No title or release date has been announced for one at the moment, but we did just get a new song called "Game That I Play," which is sounding as bare bones as anything on her debut record. You can stream it below.

Jessica will be coming over to NYC soon to play a free show at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on February 21. It's all around great lineup that also includes local dream pop band Widowspeak headlining and local indie rockers Porches opening. Like all Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows, it's free and the venue is also open for food, shopping, and more. This show is Jessica Pratt's only announced US date at the moment.

Stream the new song below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Radiator Hospital at Glasslands earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
Radiator Hospital

We just caught Radiator Hospital playing an excellent set in Brooklyn at Glasslands on Monday (1/6), as part of their ongoing tour with Potty Mouth. After the run with Potty Mouth ends, singer Sam Cook-Parrott is going on a solo tour for a couple of weeks, and not long after that he'll return to NYC for a Double Double Whammy label showcase at Shea Stadium on February 12 with Generifus, Frankie Cosmos, Crying and Quarterbacks. It's not clear at the moment if RH will be playing solo or full-band at that show, but stay tuned for more info.

Double Double Whammy will also be releasing Radiator Hospital's Mall of America EP on cassette soon, and Forward Records is putting it out on 10" vinyl. Sam is also promising at least two releases for 2014, so we have that to look forward to too. Meanwhile, if you haven't already, you can stream the Mall of America EP below.

Crying will also play the same venue a few days earlier when they open the previously discussed You Blew It! / Prawn show at Shea on 2/8.

As for Frankie Cosmos, she just played Death by Audio last night (1/7), and ahead of that show we mentioned that she'll be releasing her first full band album, Zentropy, on Double Double Whammy. The album follows multiple solo releases on bandcamp, and its first single is "Owen," which first appeared as a rougher track called "I Love My Brother Owen" on her 2012 album, Thanks For Everything. The new version features harmony vocals with Porches frontman Aaron Maine, who also drums in Frankie's band. You can stream the new track below. Frankie also has another local show happening sooner on February 6 at Silent Barn with Big Ups (who have other dates), Ovlov (ditto) and LVL UP (ditto again).

All Radiator Hospital dates are listed, along with all streams, below...

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Speedy Ortiz @ Baby's All Right - 12/30/13 (via Jason Burger)
Speedy Ortiz

Exploding In Sound Records celebrated the new year in NYC with a huge show at Baby's All Right on 12/30 that included Big Ups, Porches, Roomrunner, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov, Krill, Dead Wives, Baked, Bad History Month, Woozy, Gnarwhal, Pile (acoustic), and special guests billed as "Average Cock," who you may have guessed was actually Speedy Ortiz. That's Speedy pictured above, and there's a high quality video of Big Ups from the show below. EIS celebrated NYE proper with a smaller show in Boston.

As discussed, Grass Is Green and Speedy Ortiz are touring together, and though that tour doesn't hit NYC, Speedy will open for Los Campesinos! at Irving Plaza on 1/22 (tickets), and since we last spoke, Grass Is Green added a NYC show happening on January 31 at Silent Barn for the 10th annual Berfest with Baked, Radical Dads, Frankie Cosmos and Poverty Hollow. They also posted another track from their upcoming Vacation Vinny LP not along ago, "Sammy So-Sick." You can stream that, along with the updated list of their tour dates, below.

Big Ups also have another show happening on February 1 at Death by Audio with Eula, Kal Marks and Malatese.

UPDATE: Big Ups also play a release party for their upcoming Eighteen Hours of Static LP at Shea Stadium on January 9 with Flagland, Mannequin Pussy and Washer; and the NYC Arts Collective Late Bloomers Kick Off Multi-Media Series at Baby's All Right on January 25 with Beach Party, Tei Shi, Charlie Wavers Quartet and DJ sets by Au Revoir Simone, Lee Bannon and The Range. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now and proceeds benefit the Ali Forney Center.

Porches next play Silent Barn on January 10 with My Dad, Gunk and Flagland.

And the next day at Silent Barn (1/11), the venue hosts the Gravesend Recordings Compilation Vol. 1 release party which features Krill, Palehound, Bueno, Jazz Massagers and Hannah Ch'oe, plus "possible special guests."

In more related news, Palehound and Frankie Cosmos team up again for a Brooklyn show at Trash Bar on January 17 with Eskimeaux and Florist.

Lastly, Ovlov's next NYC gig is opening for Self Defense Family and Pity Sex at Santos on 1/19 with Heroes of Modern Earth and Deep Pockets. Tickets for that show are still available. They also play Silent Barn on 2/6.

All lists of dates, along with that Grass Is Green song and Big Ups video, below...

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Eternal Summers @ MHOW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Phosphorescent, Heaven's Jail @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Phosphorescent wraps up a great year that's seen a pretty significant increase in critical and fan love for the band with the last show of his four-night, sold-out run at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Gorguts, Origin, Nero Di Marte @ Saint Vitus
Death metal vets Gorguts returned earlier this year with Colored Sands, their first post-reunion album and first in general since 2001, and it's very deservedly ended up on tons of metal AOTY lists. It's been a hell of a year for them, and tonight's your chance to catch them one last time before the year ends. Sold out, but if you didn't already get tickets, there's always next year with Carcass.

Lightspeed Champion @ Cameo
Before he was Blood Orange, Dev Hynes was more of a folk troubadour type as Lightspeed Champion. Tonight he's dusting off that persona for this free, early, solo show at Cameo. 6 PM and you do need to RSVP.

TONSTARTSSBANDHT, Porches, Turnip King, Slonk Donkerson, Sunflower Bean @ Trans Pecos
Here is a great night to check out Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (aka the old Silent Barn space), with five melodic local indie rock bands.

Eternal Summers, Pre War @ Cake Shop
We are very excited to hear Eternal Summers' new album, The Drop Beneath, which is out March 4 via Kanine. They'll probably be playing more than a few of those new songs live tonight.

Oliver, Classixx @ Slake
While the West 30s club locale might not be the most ideal, if you have to be in a big club like this, you do have two appealing pop-friendly producers headlining.

Bobby Womack @ City Winery
R&B legend Bobby Womack, who released the terrific The Bravest Man In The Universe (produced in part by Damon Albarn) last year, is back in NYC for a three night stint at City Winery, this being night 2. Tickets are still available.

Tennis System, Slow Warm Death, Nuraxi, Dialogue @ Shea Stadium
If you like Wavves-style sludgy pop, you might want to check out tonight's headliners Tennis System whose new EP, Part Time Punks Sessions, is pretty good low-fi shoegaze. And if you like demonic garage punk, don't miss Slow Warm Death.

The Ocean Blue, Dead Leaf Echo, Dead Heart Bloom
Veteran modern rock band The Ocean Blue made a nice return this year with Ultramarine, their first album in 14 years, which found the band's signature breezy style still sounding good in 2013. They're closing out this year with a headlining Bowery Ballroom show with likeminded openers Dead Leaf Echo and Dead Heart Bloom.

The So So Glos, California X, Palehound, Darlings @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Pretty strong lineup all around with the punky So So Glos, sludgy Amherst rockers California X, singer/songwriter-meets-noise-rocker Palehound, and the indie pop of Darlings. Like all Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows, the music is free, and there's shopping, food, and more fun too.

LVL UP, Julia Brown, High Pop, Alex G, Pill Friends @ Silent Barn
The Birdtapes label celebrates its 1-year anniversary with this show that has a good lineup of indie rock bands on the label and/or friends of the label.

Martin Rev, Child Abuse, Netherlands, Forma @ Bowery Electric
When he's not making noise with his veteran synthpunk duo Suicide, Martin Rev is a solo artist who has been pretty active again this year. All great (and equally noisy) openers too.

Cro-Mags, Meyhem Lauren, Danny Diablo & The NYHC Allstars, Block McCloud, Wisdom In Chains & more @ Santos
NYC crossover thrash vets Cro-Mags may have had some trouble in recent history, but they're still kicking and will grace their hometown with another show tonight. Their set is part of Diablo Fest which includes a ton of performers like local rapper Meyhem Lauren.

Yo Gabba Gabba! @ Beacon Theatre
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!, the touring version of the Nick Jr. show that is known to feature indie/alternative music, returns to Beacon Theatre for six holiday shows this weekend. Three of them are tonight, and the remaining two are tomorrow.

Brand New, The Front Bottoms @ Starland Ballroom
Brand New do the second half of their discography tonight (they did the first half in Long Island last night), and if you're one of the lucky ones with those hard-to-get tickets, don't miss showing up for The Front Bottoms.

Dillon Francis, Cashmere Cat, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
This should be a pretty fun show all around, with Dillon Francis, whose song "Without You" with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs was a pretty big hit in the dance world this year, plus fast-rising producer Cashmere Cat, and chiptune rockers Anamanaguchi. It's sold out and the same lineup does it again tomorrow (also sold out).

Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mobb Deep, Warren G, Ja Rule, Redman, Method Man @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Ton of great names coming together for Hip Hop Reunion II tonight, including golden-era veterans Lil Kim, Mobb Deep, Method Man, Red Man, Warren G, and the slightly less veteran but still fun Fabolous. Also, Ja Rule

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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Grass Is Green
Grass Is Green

Boston's Grass Is Green have announced that they'll release Vacation Vinny, the followup to 2012's Ronson, on January 14 via Exploding In Sound. Like many others in the Northeast area have been doing, they recorded the album at Silent Barn's studio with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna producing. The LP's first single, "Vacation 2.0," pretty much picks up where Ronson left off, with fidgety stop-start post-hardcore and screwy, discordant melodies that you might not call "catchy" but that definitely stick in your head. Stream the new track, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

As discussed, Grass Is Green will be going on a tour with Speedy Ortiz which doesn't hit NYC, but right before that, Grass Is Green will play an Exploding In Sound year-end celebration at Baby's All Right on December 30 with a ginormous lineup of Porches, Krill, Ovlov, Roomrunner, Pile (acoustic), Baked, Dead Wives, Big Ups, Gnarwhal, Two Inch Astronaut, Bad History Month, Woozy, and special guests. Admission is $10 at the door.

Meanwhile, Bad History Month has some other dates before that, including another Brooklyn show happening on December 17 at Death by Audio with Bueno, Bennio Qwerty, and Sediment Club. All of their dates are listed below.

Porches have other upcoming dates too.

And speaking of Exploding In Sound Records, BrooklynVegan is co-presenting a show with EIS on December 12 at Death by Audio with Chumped, PUP, Slothrust, Slow Warm Death, and Alarms & Controls.

All Grass Is Green and Bad History Month dates are listed, along with that song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...

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Pity Sex @ BV-CMJ 10/19/13
Pity Sex

Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex, who put out a pretty great album this year, just announced that they'll head back out on the road in January with post-hardcore band Self Defense Family (fka End of a Year, and whose singer Patrick Kindlon is also in Drug Church). And to turn what will surely be great double bills into great triple bills, they've got LVL UP supporting the first leg, and Ovlov supporting the second. The tour hits NYC on January 19 at Santos Party House with Ovlov opening. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer below.

Back during CMJ, Pity Sex played our BV party. We already posted one set of pictures from that show, and there's another batch of their set in this post.

Self Defense Family recently announced that their first LP under their current name, Try Me, will be out on January 7 via Deathwish. Watch the teaser video for that LP and stream one of their earlier tracks below.

LVL UP aren't on the NYC date of the Pity Sex/Self Defense tour, but they do have other NYC shows coming up. They'll be opening the previously discussed Saintseneca tour, including the NYC stop happening on January 18 at Baby's All Right. Also on that show is Broncho and Brass Bed. Tickets for that show are still available.

Before those tours, you can also catch LVL UP at Shea Stadium on November 29 with Liam Betson (Liam the Younger), Heeney, and Liquor Store. And they'll also return to Shea on December 5 for part two of the two-part Big Snow Buffalo Lodge farewell party. Joining LVL UP at Shea on 12/5 is Porches, Krill, Baked, Lost Boy?, and Bueno. And part 1 of the party happens on December 3 at Silent Barn with Twin Sister, Leapling, Celestial Shore, Ava Luna, Zula, and a DJ set from Empress Of. Tickets for part 1 and part 2 are on sale now. All LVL UP dates are listed below.

As discussed, LVL UP have an upcoming split with Porches coming out on November 26 via Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy. They just premiered one of their contributions, "Bad Blood," over at Beats Per Minute, and you can stream that, along with their other contribution, "Cross The Sea," and Porches' "Townie Blunt Guts," below.

Porches also play this year's WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), along with garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet, Designer, and No Regrets Coyote. It takes place on December 13 at Barnard College in the Diana Event Oval, and is free, all ages, and open to the public. Flyer below. As discussed, Diarrhea Planet play another free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (12/14) a day later with Purling Hiss, Big Ups, and Manors.

Speaking of LVL UP, Porches, Double Double Whammy and Birdtapes, Crying (who are signed to DDW, and who feature Nick of LVL UP and Elaiza of Whatever, Dad) and Elvis Depressedly (signed to Birdtapes) are heading out on a tour together which includes a house show in NYC on New Year's Eve at David Blaine's The Steakhouse with Spook Houses (feat. Dave and Nick of LVL UP), Porches, Alex G, and Morrison Brook. All dates on that tour are listed, along with a stream of Crying's Get Olde EP, below.

More Pity Sex pics, all lists of dates, streams and videos below...

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