Entries tagged with: Prince Rupert's Drops
by Bill Pearis
With a name that almost sounds like it was chosen on purpose to enrage certain people, trio L.A. Witch are indeed from Los Angeles, and sport a dark bluesy sound that recalls a pitch-black Widowspeak or, yes, BRMC or J-A-U-know-what. But the band's music is also heavy on smoky attitude which you 100% need with this kind of thing. Check out the band's self-titled EP from this year and a few earlier tracks below.
L.A. Witch will be in NYC next month for CMJ and have so far lined up three shows, all in Williamsburg: Trash Bar on October 21 with Prehab, Nox Boys, Vomitface, Ghxst, Dear Boy, and The Chloes; the Beyond Beyond is Beyond showcase at Union Pool on October 22 with Guy Blakeslee, Prince Rupert's Drops, The Paperhead, and Worthless plus visuals by Drippy Eye Projections (tickets); and the unofficial Burger Records CMJ showcase at Death by Audio on October 23 with White Reaper, Meatbodies, Girlpool, Las Rosas, and John Wesley Coleman.
The band are also playing Burger Records' Beach Goth 2014 fest at Santa Ana, CA's Observatory on October 25 with The Drums, DIIV, GZA, Cherry Glazerr and many many more. All dates are listed, along with streams and CMJ flyers, below...
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
Cocorosie at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Cocorosie, Antony, Kembra Pfahler And The Girls Of Karen Black, Johanna Constantine @ Webster Hall
This is a benefit show, featuring old friends Cocorosie and Antony, for the upcoming exhibition FUTURE FEMINISM which happens at The Hole starting next week.
Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the last of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.
Future Punks, Prince Rupert's Drops, Truthers @ 45 Orchard
This free afternoon fashion week party, called "LES Opening NIght Art + Fashion," features a trio of indie rock bands -- including new wave revivalists Future Punx and the psych rock of Prince Rupert Drops -- plus DJs and a performance by members of Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Free, bands start at 4:15 PM.
Future Punx, Naked Heroes, Prince Klassen, Chris Devlin @ 402 1/2 Park Ave (Brooklyn)
Future Punx stay busy on tonight with a second show, this one in Bed Stuy.
S. Carey, Califone, Doe Paoro @ Le Poisson Rouge
This show is being co-headlined by Bon Iver member Sean Carey, aka S. Carey, and longrunning indie rockers Califone. Doe Paoro, who worked with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on her last release, opens. S. Carey will be back in NYC in the fall to open for American Football.
Punch, Crushed, Curmudgeon, Water Torture @ Death by Audio
If you like totally cathartic, rapid-fast hardcore, Punch is not to be missed. Water Torture do a good job at satisfying a similar craving too.
clipping., Haleek Maul, Tallesen @ Glasslands
Sub Pop avant-rappers clipping. have been on tour with their labelmates Shabazz Palaces, and if you dig what Shabazz does, you'll likely be into clipping. as well.
Theologian, Megaton Leviathan, Kosmodemonic, Vailtal Deul @ Acheron
Megaton Leviathan make an atmospheric mix of doom and psych, and their tour with Vailtal Deul hits Acheron tonight. Also on the bill is death-synth artist Theologian and psych metallers Kosmodemonic.
Wedding Dress, Future of What, Unicycle Loves You, Lightfoils, Slim Twig @ Baby's All Right
Wedding Dress feature members of Maps & Atlases and Joan of Arc, and though they make more laid back, indie pop-leaning stuff here than their main projects, fans of both are still likely to dig. Tonight's their second NYC show of the weekend.
Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Tashi Dorji @ Monty Hall (NJ)
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight at WFMU's performance space in Jersey City with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji.
Bombino, Mamarazzi, Underground Horns @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nigerian guitarist and songwriter released the acclaimed album Nomad last year which was produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
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Future Punx @ Rockaway Surf Club this summer (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Whether or not you're excited for Weezer's new album you might have affection for the band's early '90s output. With that in mind there's a Weezer tribute happening at Baby's All Right on Tuesday, September 9 featuring members of Beverly, Moon Dudes, Truthers, Future Punx, Nicholas Nicholas, and "more TBA." They'll be playing songs from the Blue Album, Pinkerton and a few b-sides. It's a midnight show and is free.
Both Future Punx and Truthers will be performing as themselves on Sunday (9/7) afternoon, playing at a free Fashion Week block party called "LES Opening Night." It takes place around 45 Orchard St, featuring "art opening, DJs, live music, block partying" and a fashion show. Cake Shop curated the live music portion (4:15 PM start) and in addition to Future Punx and Truthers, Prince Rupert's Drops (who have a new record on the way) are also playing. The full schedule is below.
Flyer for for the Bed Stuy show and block party schedule below...
Nude Beach at Bowery Ballroom, March 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The band will be breaking their own release date, though, as they'll have copies on hand when they head out for a string of dates this week that include a stop in Chicago at Empty Bottle and here in NYC at Knitting Factory on July 5 with Prince Rupert's Drops and Pop Zeus. Tickets are still available.
All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below.
Psychic Ills rang in the New Year at Saint Vitus, and the Brooklyn crew will take on Bowery Ballroom tonight as part of a record release celebration with White Hills and Prince Rupert's Drops. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a few pairs AND a copy of the new LP on vinyl! Details on how to enter are below alongside all upcoming dates; NYC will serve as the tour kick-off show.
If you can't make the show, pre-order your copy of the LP via the Sacred Bones store (it's out 2/19), who are also holding preorders for the new Lust for Youth and the new LP from The Men. Lust for Youth recently released the title track to stream from that 12". Check that out below along with a Psychic Ills video flyer and all updated dates/contest details.