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Aaron Maine of Porches (photo by Paley Fairman)

Porches have announced a new album called Pool, which is out February 5 and is their first for Domino. They also released a video for the first single "Hour," which you can check out below.

Porches will be heading out on tour behind that album with labelmates Alex G, who released Beach Music earlier this year, and Your Friend (aka Taryn Miller), who will release her debut album Gumption on January 29 (stream "Heathering" from that below).

The tour will feature two NYC shows: MHOW on April 13 and at Bowery Ballroom on April 15. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Alex G will also be in NYC way sooner for a show with Wild Nothing at Baby's on Monday (11/23) (tickets). Watch a video off his album, with the new Porches video, Your Friend track, and list of dates, below.

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Savannah Stopover

Now in its sixth year, The Savannah Stopover will happen March 10-12 at venues all over Savannah, GA. For those who'd like a little of that SXSW flavor but with less insanity, the Stopover provides a more genteel experience. The fest just announced its initial lineup which includes Yuck, Ra Ra Riot, Porches, Alex G, Beverly, Big Ups, Mass Gothic (Noel from Hoorary for Earth's new band), All Dogs, White Reaper and more. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

All artists in 2016 Savannah Stopover's initial lineup are listed below....

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photo: Porches @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches at BV CMJ 2015

It's Second Anniversary Week for Brooklyn club Baby's All Right, and tonight they're celebrating with a sold-out show featuring Empress Of, Moses Sumney, and "special guest." They'll be continuing to welcome their terrible twos with another 'Baby's Turns 2' party on Saturday (10/24) with Neon Indian, Porches, and another "special guest." That's a late show -- doors at midnight -- with two one-hour open bars and tickets go on sale today (10/20) at 2 PM.

Porches just played Baby's, as part of BrooklynVegan's free Friday CMJ party. Neon Indian played CMJ last week as well.

photo: Superchunk at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

Booking agency Ground Control Touring turns 15 this year, and they'll be celebrating that anniversary with a seriously stacked NYC show on December 2 at Webster Hall.

The show will take over all three rooms, and include Conor Oberst, Superchunk, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Steve Gunn, Parquet Courts, The Felice Brothers, Rainer Maria, Torres, Titus Andronicus, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Hop Along, Porches, Frankie Cosmos and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/23) at 10 AM with a presale starting Thursday (10/22) at 10 AM (password = GCT15).

You can catch Parquet Courts, Hop Along and Torres at other upcoming NYC shows too. Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee and Titus Andronicus just played.

Webster Hall show flyer below...

Continue reading "Conor Oberst, Superchunk, Kurt Vile, Titus Andronicus, Rainer Maria, Torres, Hop Along & more playing Ground Control 15"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, videos by (((unARTig))), words by Pink Baby

The Album Leaf / Makthaverskan
BV CMJ 2015 Friday
BV CMJ 2015 Friday

BrooklynVegan took over Baby's All Right for the third year in a row for free Friday and Saturday parties during CMJ. The Friday show went from noon to 7 PM with Porches, Makthaverskan, Superheaven, Yung, Car Seat Headrest, Ezra Furman, The Album Leaf and Long Beard. Pictures and videos of that one are in this post.

Long Beard kicked things off bright and early with a set of their slow, melancholic songs. Main member Leslie Bear was backed by a bassist and drummer, but the main draw was definitely her pristine sounding voice and clean guitar. Long Beard's album Sleepwalker comes out this week via Team Love and it's now streaming at The FADER.

After them it was post-rock trio The Album Leaf, who played a mostly instrumental set (but did have the occasional vocals) and sounded great. They were super impressive on a technical level, but had plenty of pure beauty in there too. They were a nice treat for so early on in the day.

Then Ezra Furman took things up a notch with a spirited, sax-fueled set. Furman's a charismatic, charming guy and between the confessional, storytelling nature of many of his songs and folk-rock style, it's all a little late-'80s Violent Femmes yet there's nobody else quite like him.

Car Seat Headrest were next, with one of the better sets I saw at all of CMJ. Main member Will Toledo has had this project going for a few years with a ton of releases on bandcamp, but live Car Seat Headrest is a super tight power trio who don't come off like a bedroom/bandcamp project. (They also picked 11 of the best songs and re-recorded them for their fat-trimming Matador debut.) Will can often sound like Julian Casablancas, but the songs sound more inspired by crunchy, poppy '90s alternative rock than The Strokes. That's a sound that a lot of bands have been bringing back lately, but CSH stand out because Will can really write a chorus (check out "Something Soon"). It's not hard to imagine this band playing on much bigger stages very soon, in part because they had no trouble packing Baby's at 2pm on a Friday.

The energy stayed high with Denmark's Yung, who were a heavier band than their EP led me to believe. "Danish punk" is a phrase that tends to get people excited in the American music blogging world, but the Fat Possum-signed Yung don't have the melodrama or the too-cool-for-school attitude that their more popular neighbors do. Instead they're a little screamier and the songs rip a little harder, which I had no complaints about.

It got even heavier when Superheaven followed, with their grunge/shoegaze/post-hardcore blend sounding great as ever. They threw in a really nice cover of Weezer's "Pink Triangle" which they made sound like a Superheaven song, and otherwise gave us a pretty good mix of the stuff off their own albums. Like they usually are, they were loud and super tight/professional-sounding, which is always a nice thing to get at CMJ.

Then it was Sweden's Makthaverskan, who I hadn't seen since they played a BV SXSW show in Austin this past March. They were good then, but this set was way better. Being indoors with a great light show probably helped, but the band just seemed way more confident and way more powerful, even if singer Maja Milner's voice sounded like it was going at times. They can be a pretty intense band, and Friday's set definitely proved this.

BV CMJ 2015 Friday

Friday's proceedings wrapped up with a set from new Domino signees, Porches. The band draw influence from crystalline, heart-on-sleeve '80s pop (Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, China Crisis) but pull things into the now via things like on-the-fly autotune. They've also got a lot very catchy tunes -- main man Aaron Maine is good with a hook -- all of which are well rehearsed. It was a full house and a nice way to end the day.

We gave out a keg of Bell's Brewery Octoberfest between noon and 2pm (in addition to the pins, sunglasses, bottle openers and other goodies.) Their Two Hearted Ale and Lager were also on tap all day. We also got a visit from internet-famous pooch Pablo the Pomeranian.

We did it again Saturday, and coverage of that show is coming soon. Meanwhile, more pictures and videos from Friday below...

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As you may know, the FADER Fort returns to NYC this CMJ weekend on Friday (10/16) and Saturday (10/17) at Converse Rubber Tracks. Just a few artists were announced at first, but the entire multi-genre lineup is now here.

Friday has Aquilo, Martin Courtney (of Real Estate), Modern Baseball, Conner Youngblood, Whitney, Boogie, Kehlani and a special guest headliner.

Saturday has Bosco, Oscar, Allan Kingdom, Porches, Dilly Dally, Kranium, YG, Baauer and also a special guest (but not headliner).

Both are totally free, but RSVP is required.

FREE, THIS FRIDAY, noon-7pm at Baby's All Right....

BrooklynVegan CMJ 2015

In addition to the BV + Collect Records CMJ showcase at Baby's All Right on Wednesday, BrooklynVegan is throwing free shows there on Friday (10/16) and Saturday (10/17). The Saturday show is an all-day party, going from noon to midnight. Friday goes from noon to 7 PM. Stay tuned for more details on Saturday. UPDATE: Saturday's lineup is HERE and here's the Friday lineup.

Friday, 10/16/2015 @ Baby's All Right

12:15 Long Beard
01:00 The Album Leaf
02:00 Ezra Furman
2:45 Car Seat Headrest
3:30 Yung
4:15 Superheaven
5:15 Makthaverskan
6:00 Porches
Playing last is NYC's own Porches, fresh off signing to Domino, Pennsylvania's grungy Superheaven, post-rock vets The Album Leaf, the eccentric genre defying Ezra Furman, Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan, new Matador signee (and prolific bandcamp musician) Car Seat Headrest, new Fat Possum signees Yung who are here all the way from Denmark, and New Brunswick's Long Beard.

Like on Saturday, things kick off early at noon with a FREE KEG OF BELL'S BREWERY CRAFT BEER while it lasts.

Again, the show is totally FREE. No RSVP, no badge or anything required.

Set times above. Listen to the artists playing, below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Friday day party lineup (Porches, The Album Leaf, Superheaven, Makthaverskan, Car Seat Headrest, Ezra Furman, free Bell's beer & more!)"

by Bill Pearis

Porches CMJ

Porches, the musical moniker of Aaron Maine, has signed to Domino who will release his new album next year. They've just released the first track, "Hour," which with pulsing bass and glassine synths, is a sultry teaser for the LP and you can stream it below.

If you need more, Porches will be playing a few CMJ shows this week, including BrooklynVegan's free Friday (10/16) day party at Baby's All Right with Car Seat Headrest and more. Here is Porches' full CMJ schedule:

Wednesday, Oct 14
7pm - 10pm - Georgia, Porches, Martin Courtney, Animal Collective DJ set @ Neuehouse (Domino event)

Friday, Oct 16
6pm - Porches @ Babys All Right (Brooklyn Vegan day party)
10pm - Porches @ Cameo (Terrible Records CMJ)

Saturday, Oct 17
5pm - Porches @ Carwash (Ad Hoc CMJ)
8:45pm - Porches @ Rubber Tracks (FADER Fort)

Porches will also be playing this year's Iceland Airwaves and a show in London. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Porches sign to Domino, share "Hour" from new LP, playing CMJ shows including BrooklynVegan day party"

photo: Empress Of at Terrible Records CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Empress Of

Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right is about to turn two -- you may remember their first show was the 2013 BrooklynVegan CMJ party -- and in what's becoming a tradition, they'll throw themselves a birthday party. It's just after CMJ, October 20, with Empress Of, Moses Sumney, and a special guest. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/9) at noon. Flyer below.

That's just one of three NYC dates on Empress Of's current tour. She opens the sold-out Glass Animals show at Terminal 5 on October 15 and also plays the stacked Cymbal X Terrible Records X Cameo CMJ showcase at the soon-to-close Cameo on October 16 with Le1f, Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Deradoorian and more. It's FREE with RSVP or a CMJ badge. Flyer below. Empress Of's very good debut album is out now on XL/Terrible. Video for "Standard" off that album and her list of dates, below.

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Nap Eyes

Nap Eyes hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia and make frayed, somewhat shambolic indie rock that, at times, recalls bands like The Clean, The Modern Lovers or even '90s-era Halifax bands like The Inbreds or Jale. The band's 2014 album, Whine of the Mystic, was reissued by Paradise of Bachelors this summer and you can stream the whole thing via Spotify below.

The band are coming down to NYC this weekend for three shows: Sunday afternoon (9/27) at Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent) with Adult Mom and headliners Porches, which is a free show; then later Sunday night at Cake Shop with Tall Juan, and DFONTE; and then Monday (9/28) at Baby's All Right with Mega Bog and Happy You. Tickets for Cake Shop and Baby's are on sale now.

Continue reading "Halifax, NS' Nap Eyes released 'Whine of the Mystic' (stream it), playing 3 NYC shows this week (1 free w/ Porches)"

by Andrew Sacher

Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos already has some CMJ shows coming up, and now she announced that in November she'll tour with All Dogs. That tour includes a NYC show on November 22 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (9/25) at noon. All dates, including Frankie's current CMJ schedule, are listed below.

The show will be a release party for Frankie's new four-song EP, Fit Me In, which comes out November 13 via Bayonet. She made it with frequent collaborator/Porches frontman Aaron Maine and the first official single is "Sand," which is a little more danceable than her last album and kinda feels like half a song. You can listen below.

All Dogs' debut album Kicking Every Day is out now on Salinas.

Continue reading "Frankie Cosmos releasing new EP, touring with All Dogs after CMJ (dates, song stream)"

AdHoc Car Wash

AdHoc is throwing a show at an actual car wash, Hand & Detail Car Wash Center (646 Lorimer St), on the Saturday (10/17) of CMJ. The lineup is stacked: Destruction Unit, Perfect Pussy, Porches, LVL UP, Downtown Boys, Pity Sex, Potty Mouth, Protomartyr, Sheer Mag and Whitney. It's not an official CMJ show, and it starts at noon. TIckets are on sale now.

Kevin Morby in London, June 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Kevin Morby

We're in the last month of this year's free Saturday Summer Thunder shows at Union Pool and they've just announced a few more August names, and they're all pretty good. (In fact all of August is pretty good.) This Saturday (8/8) it's the very talented Kevin Morby and Porches (who play Baby's later this month). Then on August 15 it's two Juans for the price of one (Juan Wauters and Tall Juan) as well as weirdo noisemakers Ice Balloons.

The final two Summer Thunders are Texas cult band Complete on August 22 with Octagrape and Honey Radar; and then Steve Gunn plays this season's finale on August 29 with Spacin'.

All Summer Thunder shows start at 2 PM, are free and 21+.

photos by Amanda Hatfield


Porches played what was probably their biggest show to date in Prospect Park on Saturday night. Lines for the show, which was headlined by North Carolina electropop duo Sylvan Esso, were wrapped around Prospect Park in multiple directions before doors, and that meant a capacity crowd for an opening band. Thousands of Sylvan Esso fans were waiting for their headliner to come on, inside and outside the "Celebrate Brooklyn" gates. That could be a disaster for an opening band, but it definitely worked in the NY band's favor, which was clear by the loud applause during and after their set. They did in fact sound great. Sylvan Esso, who covered Porches last year, also expressed their fandom and apprecation later in the show.

Greta Kline aka Frankie Cosmos was on bass and some vocals for the show, but sadly that will never be true again. Greta confirms she is leaving Porches to focus more on Frankie Cosmos.

Like we guessed they might be, Porches were added to one of the Brooklyn dates of the Exploding In Sound extended weekend. Porches play 8/20 at Baby's All Right with their former EIS labelmates Pile, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut and Washer. Tickets are still available.

Pics of Sylvan Esso at Prospect Park coming soon. More pics of Porches below...

Continue reading "Porches lose Greta Kline as member, played huge Prospect Park show, added to Exploding In Sound at Baby's (pics & tix)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Joanne Leah
Voice Coils

Voice Coils, who we profiled last year, are releasing a new EP, Heaven's Sense, on June 30 via Shatter Your Leaves. Voice Coils is the progressive-leaning collective led by former Roomrunner member Sam Garrett, and also featuring Mitski and members of Extra Life, Porches, Couch Slut and more. This is no throwaway side project though. The music is considerably different, and often more difficult to grasp than some of the more popular related projects (like Mitski and Porches). But it's no less interesting. The EP's newest single, "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair," sounds equally rooted in traditional British folk as it does in droning experimental music. It's good stuff. That song premieres in this post, and can be streamed with previous single, "An Atrium," below.

Voice Coils will play a release show for the new EP in their hometown of Brooklyn on June 29 at Roulette. Opening is Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin. Tickets are on sale now. For those curious, Mitski hasn't been performing live with the band recently, despite still appearing on recordings.

Continue reading "Voice Coils releasing a new EP, celebrating at Roulette with Nat Baldwin (stream two tracks)"


Raleigh, NC's annual Hopscotch Music Festival returns this year from September 10-12, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Godflesh, X, TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Battles, Roky Erickson, Old Man Gloom, Le1f, Eyehategod, Pusha T, Dwight Yoakam, Owen Pallett, Chelsea Wolfe, Sannhet, Mitski, Nots, Tombs, Jessica Pratt, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Sheer Mag, Cakes Da Killa, Jeny Hval, Prurient, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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photos: Celebrate Brooklyn last year (more by David Andrako)
Celebrate Brooklyn

We've known about Celebrate Brooklyn!'s summer slate of 2015 ticketed benefit shows at Prospect Park -- including Modest Mouse, Interpol and Willie Nelson -- for a while and now they've announced their free show schedule. In addition to the already-announced New Pornographers show on 7/11 (which now also includes Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) and the Chaka Khan season kickoff show on 6/3, this summer's free highlights include:

Lucius | Luke Temple | Pavo Pavo on Saturday, June 13

Eighth Blackbird With Special Guest Will Oldham | Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon on Thursday, June 18

Lucinda Williams | Jason Walker on Thursday, June 25

Punch Brothers | Sarah Jarosz on Thursday, July 9

Vieux Farka Touré | Tamikrest | Dj Dakar on Thursday, July 16

Jason Isbell | Dawn Landes on Friday, July 24.

Sylvan Esso | Porches on Saturday, July 25

Big K.R.I.T. | Angel Haze | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring: Flexn on Friday, July 31

Tune-Yards | Shabazz Palaces on Saturday, August 8

Full Celebrate Brooklyn! schedule below...

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photo: Storm King in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Storm King

Like in previous years, the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY is hosting live music this summer. Storm King's not very far from NYC, and it's a gorgeous place to spend a weekend afternoon out of the city, even when there isn't live music. Here's what the 2015 schedule looks like:

Sunday, June 28, 2PM: Porches, Frankie Cosmos
Sunday, August 9, 2PM: Lee Ranaldo
Sunday, September 20, 2PM: The Feelies with special guests Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
The shows are free with Storm King admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors (65 and older); $8 ages 5-18 and students (with valid ID); free for children 4 & under and all Storm King Members.

Porches and Frankie Cosmos also have several other dates, and there's a Frankie show in Brooklyn tonight (4/10).

The Feelies have shows this spring too.

photo: Frankie Cosmos w/ Porches at Baby's last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has a tour lined up with related band Porches, including a small sold-out NYC show on May 26 at Elvis Guesthouse, but there will be at least two more chances to see her in NYC before that. One of those is TONIGHT (4/10) at another very small place, David Blaine's The Steakhouse, the Bushwick DIY spot where half of LVL UP lives. The rest of the bill features Trace Mountains (mem LVL UP), Alice, and a "super magic secret headliner." Any guesses? Girlpool? (Who are in town with no show tonight.) Porches?

Her next NYC show after that is May 17 at Brooklyn Bow Wow (1581 DeKalb Ave) with Gingerlys, Lost Boy? and DJ Doss. The event description reads: "We've curated a first ever pups & humans concert at Bushwick's favorite doggy day care, Brooklyn Bow Wow. Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC Shelter) will be there to support the cause. There will be a bar and plenty of pooches to jam out with." Doors are at 6 PM and $10 gets you in.

After the Porches tour, Frankie plays the Bayonet Records Northside showcase at Rough Trade NYC on June 12 with Beach Fossils, Jerry Paper and Warehouse. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated Frankie Cosmos dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Frankie Cosmos playing 2 NYC shows before tour w/ Porches (one with a secret headliner tonight)"

photo: Porches at Baby's All Right last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Indie rockers-turned-disco rockers Porches have an upcoming tour with related band Frankie Cosmos, ahead of which they played a BrooklynVegan-presented Baby's All Right show last week. Now that that's behind them, they've added an even smaller NYC show to their tour happening at Baby's sister venue Elvis Guesthouse on May 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now and sure to go fast.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Porches add small NYC show to tour with Frankie Cosmos"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Porches @ Baby's All Right 4/2/2015

Last night Porches played a free Brooklynvegan-presented show at Baby's All Right. It was a packed house and the band played a lot of new material which further shifts the band into dancier directions. It's not synthpop, though. Porches make danceable, shimmery pop with rock instruments (keyboards too), in an '80s-sorta way. (Very similar to what Canadian bands TOPS and Seoul are doing.) This was my first time seeing them and they have a dedicated following (there were a number of sing-a-longs). It will be interesting to hear how these songs turn out on record. Pictures from their set are in this post.

Empress Of DJ'd and kept the crowd in the performance room entertained, while myself and fellow BV editor Andrew Sacher DJ'd in the front room, a carryover from a Happy Hour BrooklynVegan also presented with complimentary Pacifico beer and $1 tacos. It was a good time if I do say so.

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photo: Porches @ Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn band Porches will be going on tour, starting with a free, BrooklynVegan-presented show at Baby's All Right on April 2 and the night will include a DJ set by Empress Of, as well as DJ sets by BV staffers (and maybe another band TBA).You do need to claim tickets to attend.

Much of the tour is with Frankie Cosmos (aka the band of Greta Simone Kline who also plays in Porches) who just confirmed her signing to Bayonet, the label run by Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur and his wife Katie.

All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of Porches' Ronald Paris EP and their 2013 full-length, below...

Continue reading "Porches touring with Frankie Cosmos after free show at Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Presents)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield


After the sold-out Porches / Frankie Cosmos show at Bowery Ballroom on Friday (2/6), an official afterparty went down at soon-to-be-open-to-the-public East Village bar Elvis Guesthouse, which was having its soft opening that night. It's located downstairs at 85 Ave A (location of the old Arrow Bar) and run by the people at Baby's All Right. Colorful, though dark, the new bar was designed by Isaac Nichols.

There's no stage, but the opening night had a set by Girlpool who were set up in the back of the bar where the place widens out a bit. Considering the size of the venue, it's not really the kind of place where more than 50 or so people can see the band at once, but it's a good spot for a late-night, semi-secret show, which the Girlpool show was and which they plan to do more of.

After Girlpool, Katie Garcia and Dustin Payseur (of Beach Fossils and Frankie Cosmos' label Bayonet Records) were DJing and had everyone dancing. It's definitely a good place for that. At one point everyone was singing Happy Birthday to Dustin. The scene wasn't too different from the front bar at Baby's and they plan to keep the DJ booking very similar (not to mention the occasional show). It should be a cool spot to end your night if you just went to a show in Manhattan (or if you live there).

Oh, and the bar has a legend associated with it...

On August 16, 1977, the morning after Elvis Presley theoretically met his end on the toilet in Graceland, a chubby man in a white linen suit and an ill-fitting blonde wig bought a one way ticket from Memphis to Istanbul. He paid in cash and used the name John Burrows.

Once he arrived in Turkey, he bounced around the hippie trail, hitchhiking from Tehran to Peshawar, Kabul to Lahore, Delhi to Goa, Kathmandu to Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Instead of staying in the finest hotels, where he would have certainly been noticed, he bunked in guesthouses, small lodgings run by local families and foreign Heads.

In 1979, political changes in the Middle East put an end to the hippie trail. John had grown tired of his nomadic lifestyle and settled on the outskirts of Kathmandu, where he opened a small bar inspired by his years spent in guesthouses. He named it ELVIS GUESTHOUSE.

After the place had been open for a year, John disappeared one day. A gin soaked journalist claimed to have spotted him on the beach in Occupied Cambodia, and others said that he had made his way into the ethnic minority areas of Southwest China. Eventually, the building was demolished to make way for a shopping mall. But a few photos of the bar survived, and we have created its exact replica here.

Girlpool will hit the road soon with Waxahatchee.

More pictures of the bar and the Girlpool show below...

Continue reading "Elvis Guesthouse bar opening on Avenue A -- same owner as Baby's; Girlpool played a secret set after Porches at Bowery"

Perfect Pussy at P4k 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Glasslands just announced their New Year's Eve show, and now another Williamsburg venue, Baby's All Right, is announcing theirs. It's a stacked, multi-genre night with rapper Mykki Blanco, noise punks Perfect Pussy (who were supposed to play Baby's on NYE last year but dropped off), Ricky Eat Acid, Porches frontman Aaron Maine in his Ronald Paris guise, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch (DJ), Mr. UNO (DJ), and a "Special Secret Guest" (who could it be?).

Doors open at 7 PM with two hours of open bar from 7-9 PM with Perfect Pussy singer (and solo artist) Meredith Graves DJing. Then EVR radio show Chances With Wolves will be DJing the front room all night after 9 PM.

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Tuesday (12/16), and there's an option for some extra dough to also get the "Baby's 2015 Watch" which gets you "free shows for ONE YEAR when you buy this limited edition watch including New Year's Eve (only 100 available!). Some restrictions may apply.

Flyer below...

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

Related bands Porches and Frankie Cosmos did a sold-out 2-night run at Baby's All Right together this past October, and now they're making the move up to Bowery Ballroom on February 6. Opening the show is Porches' former Exploding In Sound labelmates Krill and Philly rockers Sheer Mag. Tickets go on sale noon on Friday (12/5).

Meanwhile, as discussed you can catch Porches sooner and somewhere smaller on December 12 at Palisades with LVL UP, What Moon Things and Cantina (tickets). You can also catch Frankie Cosmos solo and Ronald Paris (aka Porches singer Aaron Maine) at The Studio at Webster Hall on December 17. That show is with pop singer Wynter Gordon, and a collaborative set from Tasseomancy (led by Austra's former backup singers) and Steven Reker. Tickets are on sale now. Porches also have a new record coming and have been posting teasers on their Facebook.

Krill, who will be celebrating a new LP at the Bowery Ballroom show, also have a few dates coming up this week. One of those is in Brooklyn on Friday (12/5) at David Blaine's The Steakhouse (1131 Myrtle Ave) with The Spirit of the Beehive, Downies, Slight and Glueboy. That's $5 at the door. All of their dates are listed below.

Sheer Mag have a couple other dates coming up too. They play Brooklyn on January 2 at Saint Vitus with Sick Thoughts, Casanovas In Heat and Tapehead. No advance tickets at the moment. They also open for Parquet Courts in Philly in February. If you haven't heard their recent 7" you can check that out below.

What Moon Things, who are on Porches' Palisades show, also play NYC tonight (12/3) at Shea Stadium with Pinegrove, Youth Worship (mem Asobi Seksu) and Railings ($8 at door). As discussed, they also play a final Glasslands (12/20) show with Widowspeak. Since we last spoke, Quilt were added to that too. Tickets are still available.

All lists of dates and some videos/song streams below...

Continue reading "Porches & Frankie Cosmos co-headlining Bowery Ballroom with Krill & Sheer Mag +++ other related shows"