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photo: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Cut Chemist

There are tons of dance/electronic shows happening in NYC all the time, but we don't get a chance to post about all of them. Here's a roundup of some cool recently-announced stuff we've missed:

The Bunker is throwing a 13th anniversary party on Saturday (1/9) at Good Room with Function, Inland, Post Scriptum, Souffront, Servito and Kasenic. Tickets are available.

Last year, Berlin/San Francisco producer Xosar released the noisy techno album Let Go on Opal Tapes, followed by the free album Holographic Matrix that she dropped right before the new year. She plays a live set on January 14 at Good Room with local support from Aurora Halal (tickets). Listen to stuff off both albums below.

Also on January 14, DFA-signed acid house producer Marcus Marr brings his tour to Baby's All Right with Dave Harrington and Rioux on DJ duties (tickets). Listen to last year's "Brown Sauce" b/w "Peacemakers" single and check out all dates below.

Cloud rap producer Ryan Hemsworth returns to NYC for a show at Output on January 15 with Hu Dat. Tickets are available.

That same day, psychedelic dance duo Psychemagik will be at Good Room (1/15) with Francesco Tristano (live), Beto Cravioto + Higgins, Tuff Cone and DJ Timo (tickets).

There's a FIXED party at Good Room on January 16 with Justin Strauss and Billy Caldwell. Tickets are available.

German IDM producer Rone returns to NYC on January 21 at Output. Tickets are on sale.

Fellow German musician Hunee hits NYC a day later at Good Room (1/22) with Intergalactic Gary, Willie Burns and more (tickets). His debut album, Hunch Music, came out last year via Rush Hour. Stream some clips below.

Turntablist Cut Chemist heads over to play Output on January 23. Tickets are available. In related news, there's a new DJ Shadow song.

Omar S, whose last full length is the great deep house opus Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, plays Good Room on January 29 with Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul Sounds and Turtle Bugg (tickets).

Or, on January 29 you can catch Barcelona's Maceo Plex at Output with Shall Ocin and Odd Parents (tickets). Sample his recent "Wash Away My Tears" / "Solar Detroit" single below.

UK producer Addison Groove comes over to our shores for a show on February 5 at Slake with Cameron Kush, Alex English, Dali and Hiyawatha (tickets). Stream "Allaby" off his recent split with Errorsmith on 50 Weapons, here.

Netherlands-born dubstep/house producer Martyn hits Good Room on February 24 with Contakt, Max McFerren, Sophia MA, Sheepshead and a special guest. Tickets are on sale.

photo: Modeselektor at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)

The great Modeselektor return to DJ Output on February 5 with Benjamin Damage, Shed and Truncate. Tickets are on sale.

Matthew Dear makes another of his Verboten appearances on February 6. Tickets are on sale.

French Express' Jonas Rathsman makes his way to Good Room on February 25. Tickets are on sale. He recently put out a new mix, which you can hear below.

UK duo Bondax & friends are going on a short US tour in February, which wraps up in Brooklyn on 2/27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for MHOW are on sale. All dates are listed, with a stream of their recent poppy single "Temptation" (ft. Erik Hassle), below.

The lineup hasn't been announced yet (and it probably won't be good), but Electric Daisy Carnival returns from May 14-15 at Citi Field. 2-day passes are on sale.

Other previously-mentioned NYC shows include Neon Indian (tonight, 1/8), Giorgio Moroder, Flying Lotus & Jon Hopkins, DJ Spinn & DJ Paypal, Tycho, Junior Boys & Jessy Lanza, St. Germain, Gary Numan, and more.

In other news, James Holden and Luke Abbott have a split on the way, which is something to look forward to.

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Continue reading "NYC dance roundup: Modeselektor, Cut Chemist, Bondax, Ryan Hemsworth, Omar S, Marcus Marr, Xosar, Hunee, more"

by Andrew Sacher


London/LA-based dance duo Psychemagik first caught our ears a few years ago thanks to their quality remixes, like their still-great take on Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." Turns out they're good are more than remixing though, as they recently dropped the original single "Mink & Shoes" (ft. Navid Izadi) and it's a thumping psychedelic seven-minute track that's very worth hearing. Listen below.

They also continue to rise and play increasingly bigger venues. Their next NYC show happens at the fairly large Highline Ballroom on December 5. Tickets are on sale now. It's their only upcoming date besides that recently announced New Year's Eve festival in Tulum, Mexico.

Continue reading "stream Psychemagik's "Mink & Shoes," see them at Highline Ballroom before New Year's Eve in Mexico"

Tulum 2015

As in years past, there will be a New Year's Eve festival in Tulum, Mexico. This year's lineup features Icelandic band Gus Gus, plus Claptone, Damian Lazarus, Apparat (DJ set), Psychemagik, Concret, Andre VII b2b Soni Ceron and more still to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition to the main NYE festival, there will also be an opening party on December 29 and a closing party on January 2, details still TBA.

A week after that festival, XLR8R is throwing a festival in Tulum on January 6 with Mike Shannon, Dewalta, Blond:ish, Dauwd, Deadbeat (live), Rebolledo, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Clovis, Roam, and TBA guests.

tUnE-yArDs @ Pemberton Fest 2015 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Tune-yards at Pemberton fest
Porches @ Prospect Park this summer (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

tUnE-YaRds, Shabazz Palaces @ Prospect Park Bandshell
This is an amazing double bill and it's totally free. Neither artist fits comfortably into a genre -- tUnE-yArDs probably leans closest to art pop and Shabazz Palaces to rap -- and the two have more in common musically than it might seem. Should be a great show.

Jamie xx, Mike Simonetti @ Terminal 5
Jamie already has two great albums out as a member of The xx, and this year he focused his talents on a solo album which is quickly getting as much love as his main band. This is his first of three NYC shows on this tour, and it's sold out.

Mad Decent Block Party @ MCU Park
The Mad Decent Block Parties take over Coney Island's MCU Park for two days this weekend. This is the first and has a lot of cool stuff including dancefloor-mover Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, the wild Die Antwoord, the also-wild Major Lazer, up-and-coming rapper Vic Mensa and more.

Mad Decent Afterparty @ Webster Hall
After the Block Party, head to Webster Hall for the afterparty with Diplo, Party Favor, Gent & Jawns, and Dirty South Joe.

Watkins Family Hour, Justin Townes Earle @ Damrosch Park Bandshell
The FREE Lincoln Center Out of Doors season continues today with an especially exciting show for indie/rock/folk fans. Watkins Family Hour (featuring two Nickel Creek members, Fiona Apple and more) are performing Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited in full with special guests, and Justin Townes Earle opens.

Porches, Kevin Morby @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
This is a pretty killer edition of Union Pool's free "Summer Thunder" series, with the always great Kevin Morby, and rising NYC band Porches. Expect this one to be packed. 2 PM, 21+ and, as mentioned, free.

Savak (ex-Obits), The Effects, Law$uits @ Union Pool
Featuring Sohrab and Greg from Obits, SAVAK made their live debut back in May and pretty much knocked the entire audience for a loop by being so great out of the gate. The band's taught, angular punk is a little weirder than Obits, with shared/traded lead vocals and two drummers (though not at the same time). This is SAVAK's second show and you should go see them. The Effects are the new band from Devin Ocampo who you might know from Dischord acts Faraquet and Beauty Pill. SAVAK also play Cake Shop on Sunday.

Jawbreaker Reunion, Juiceboxxx, Geoff Rickly, Malportado Kids, Show Me The Body, Abdu Ali, Destiny (Princess Nokia), Dan Friel, Try the Pie, Ellie Herring, Sneaks, Vagabon, VHVL, Adult Mom @ Secret Project Robot
Impose is presenting this day show (1-8 PM) which has a lot of cool stuff. There's a solo set from Thursday/United Nations/No Devotion's Geoff Rickly, Downtown Boys offshoot Malportado Kids, indie-punks Try The Pie, indie rockers Vagabon, rap eccentric Abdu Ali, experimental musician Dan Friel, and more.

Saintseneca, Multimagic, Jess Williamson @ Baby's All Right
Saintseneca make layered, harmony-laden indie folk, but they stick much closer to their DIY roots than most bands who fit that description.

Quantic, Gilles Peterson, Afrika Bambaataa @ Central Park Summerstage
SummerStage is billing this as a "30th Anniversary DJ Celebration" featuring hip hop/electro legends Afrika Bambaataa, BBC 6 Music's Giles Peterson and producer Quantic. This is a free event, 5 PM.

Xeno & Oaklander, FBI Warning, Love Tempo, Katie O'Sullivan, Alex From Queens @ Good Room
It's been almost a year since we heard from electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander who make their music entirely on analogue equipment, early '80s style.

Moritz Von Oswald, Atom TM, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Jlin, Dorian Concept, Rabit @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Today's edition of Warm Up features German producer (and half of Basic Channel) Mroitz Von Oswald, a live performance from Atom™ (aka Uwe Schmidt aka Señor Coconut), a DJ set from UK act TEED, Planet Mu footwork artist Jlin, Ninja Tune's Dorian Concept, and Tri Angle's Rabit.

Pill, Honduras, Bambara, Gingerlys @ Palisades
A very solid lineup of local bands, this show features the skronky punk of Pill, Brit-influenced garage rockers Honduras, deafeningly loud Bambara and the shoegazy jangle of Gingerlys.

Department Of Correction, Pyrrhon, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
French grinders Department of Correction return to NYC with likeminded locals Mother Brain and tech-deathy locals Pyrrhon.

Psychemagik, Beto Cravioto, Higgins @ Output
Among other things, UK electronic duo Psychemagik are known for having one of the most addictive dance remixes of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." Hearing that at 2 in the morning on a weekend sounds like a pretty good time.

Delta Spirit @ The Surf Lodge
It's good weekend for music fans to spend away in the Hamptons, with folk rock band Delta Spirit playing this free show tonight and tUnE-yArDs playing one at this venue tomorrow.

MCA Day 2015: Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch @ Littlefield
In celebrate of the late, great Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Littlefield hosts this free day show from noon to 5 PM.

Yes, Toto @ PNC Bank Arts Center
A bit of a strange double bill with prog legends Yes (this lineup with Steve Howe and Alan White) and early '80s pop/rock act Toto. Even if you hate it, "Africa" is hard not to sing along to.

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


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The first-ever US installment of electronic music festival Mysteryland took place last year at NY's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts -- the first festival to happen there since the original Woodstock. The festival returns this year on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25 with Diplo, Skream, Matthew Dear, Classixx, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Giraffage, iLoveMakonnen, Moon Boots, Psychemagik, Sweater Beats, Perseus, Goldroom, Bondax, Anna Lunoe and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Meanwhile, Giraffage plays NY much sooner. This week actually, at Output on Thursday (3/19). Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Mysteryland returning to Woodstock w/ Diplo, Matthew Dear, Skream, Classixx, more; Giraffage playing NYC this week"

photo: THEESatisfaction @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

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

THEESatisfaction, Columbia Nights, Moruf @ Santos Party House
THEESatisfaction are Sub Pop labelmates and collaborators with Shabazz Palaces, and they pretty much screw with the R&B formula as much as Shabazz does with rap. Tonight's the release show for their new album, EarthEE.

The Growlers, Broncho @ Baby's All Right
Party rockers The Growlers released Chinese Fountain back in September which found the band in a laid-back mood, drawing inspiration from twangy early-'60s rock, with a few danceable numbers in there as well. Tonight's their thrid show of a five-night-stand at Baby's All Right with Broncho. Doors at midnight for this one.

Lexie Mountain Boys, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Ear Pwr, Safety Scissors,Adventure, Jimmy Whispers, Montag (DJ Set), Young Magic (DJ Set) Skylar Spence (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Before the Growlers show will be this jam-packed bill of bands helping Carpark Records celebrate their 16th anniversary. Doors are at 5:30 PM.

Yes I'm Leaving, Law$uits, Mystery Channels, Chamber of Discipline @ The Gutter
Sydney trio Yes I'm Leaving make tightly coiled, lo-fi punk, with flinty bass and overdriven guitars that occasionally go "shriiinng!" If you dig Big Black, AmRep and Toronto's METZ, you should give these Aussies a go.

Brother Joscephus (and the Love Revolution), Stumblebum Brass Band, Underground Horns @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by Brooklyn's 12-piece, New Orleans style soul band Brother Joscephus. Free.

Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) (DJ Set), Midnight Magic (DJ Set), Violent Bullshit, Naked Heroes, Ambience @ Cameo Gallery
This is an all-in-the-family night with a mix of live music (Violent Bullshit Naked Heroes), plus DJ sets from Nancy Whang, Midnight Magic and Turing Machine.

Scarcity of Tanks, Talibam!, Richard Papiercuts Sound Machine, Rodenticide @ Alphaville
Having just attempted to levitate VICE's offices into the East River, anarchist rable-rousers Talibam! play this new Bushwick venue.

Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set), The Range, Astro Nautico (DJ Set) @ American Natural History Museum
The Museum of Natural History's electronic music series One Step Beyond continues tonight with a headlining DJ set from the soulful Mayer Hawthorne, direct support from IDM producer The Range, and local opening DJs Astro Nautico (aka Obey CIty, Bennett Kuhn, and Paul Baisley).

Death Vessel, Matt Sucich, Summer Underground @ Chelsea Market
Paper Garden Records' free Chelsea Market shows continue today, headlined by falsetto-tinged indie folkie Death Vessel.

Lee Foss, Eskuche & Nu Sky, DKDS, Psychemagik, Nikola Baytala @ Output
London/LA duo Psychemagik are expert are some of the most remixers of the moment and are skilled producers too. Catch them spinning tonight in Output's Panther Room.

California X, Darkwing, Ovlov, IYEZ @ Saint Vitus
California X recall the sludgy rock of bands like Dinosaur Jr and Torche, and their new LP brings some new elements in too like Thin Lizzy-esque twin leads. Ovlov are pretty likeminded to Cali X too.

Your 33 Black Angels, Wild Bore, Twist, Moon Tower @ Shea Stadium
Toronto duo Twist are musician Laura Hermiston and Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt, formed two years or so ago. Laura writes the songs, which have a '60s/'70s folk-rock vibe, and Borcherdt adds just enough grit in the production. It's certainly in the Mazzy Star system.

Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Aye Nako @ Silent Barn
Screaming Females are already known for their shredding guitar solos, but the new album Rose Mountain has the band focusing a little more on great choruses. It's up their with the best of their previous work. Tonight's the fourth and final NYC show on their current tour, and both openers tonight are great too. Advance tickets sold out, but some tix available at doors.

Couch Slut, No Way, Bardus,Grizzlor @ The Acheron
Couch Slut's killer debut, My Life As A Woman, is an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore, noise rock, and it even gets kinda pretty once or twice.

Craig Ferguson @ Town Hall
Now that he's free from hosting a late night talk show, Craig Ferguson has time to get back into standup and starts his three-night run at Town Hall tonight.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Aparna Nancherla, Mrs. Smith, Bandits on the Run @ Union Hall
It's the March edition of Dave Hill's show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" with his group Valley Lodge as the house band.

Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo @ Capitol Theatre
Legendary LA band Los Lobos continue strong 40-plus years into their career.

Slingshot Dakota, Bethlehem Steel, Vagabon, Lauren Early @ Aviv
Slingshot Dakota's driving pop sounds kind of like a more energetic Mates of State, and it's even better live. This is their last show before they start recording their new album. Locals Vagabon are worth showing up for too.

Ellis Ashbrook, Gospels, Key Rings @ Bowery Electric
Drawing from a host of post-punk influences (Wire, Siouxsie), newish Brooklyn band KEY RINGS are a dark, driving downpour fitting of Manchester 1980.

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As always, there's a ton of good electronic music to experience live in NYC, including two great shows tonight (2/26). We don't get a chance to post about all of it, so here's a roundup of some good upcoming shows that we haven't talked about yet.

One of tonight's shows is Output's weekly INPUT party, headlined in the man room by Detroit house vet MK. Joining him are Detroit techno originator Kevin Saunderson and Justin Miller. In the venue's Panther Room it's LA-via-DC duo Nadastrom (aka Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom), who just released their self-titled debut album on Friends of Friends. Listen to "House Shoes" (ft. Nina K) from that album below. Tickets are available.

Also tonight at Verboten it's a stacked lineup with Sweater Beats (who opened for Chance the Rapper in NYC two nights ago), Drake remixer Kastle, and the NYC debut of LA duo Vindata. Tickets are available.

Moving on from tonight, Paris/Berlin producer Rone returned earlier this month with the followup to 2012's Tohu Bohu. It's called Creatures and it's out now on InFiné. You an watch the animated video for its song "Sing Song" below.

Rone has dates coming up, including a US release party for the album on May 29 at Good Room in NYC with solid local support from FaltyDL. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates at his website.

Also at Good Room soon is a FIXED party on March 20 with Aeroplane and Fort Romeau. Tickets are on sale. Fort Romeau is releasing a new album called Insides on March 31 via Ghostly, and he just put out the video for one of its songs, "Not A Word," a collaboration with New Jackson. Watch below.

There's another FIXED party at Good Room on March 14 with Tensnake. Tickets are on sale.

Long-running LA producer Eskmo, who's previously released music on Ninja Tune, Warp and Planet Mu, returned this week with a new album called SOL on R&S imprint Apollo. He plays a release party for the album in NYC on April 11 at Baby's All Right (tickets). Stream the album below, via Dazed.

There's a good electronic show much sooner at Baby's on Friday (2/27) with Brooklyn producer Obey City. It's a release party for his just-released Merlot Sounds EP on LuckyMe, which you can watch a video from below. The party is free with RSVP, and Photay opens.

Back to Output: DFA duo Holy Ghost! DJ the venue on March 5 with A/JUS/TED, and Le Youth in the Panther Room (tickets).

Psychemagik, who recently remixed Public Service Broadcasting, play the Panther Room the next night (3/6) with Nikola Baytala. Lee Foss, Eskuche & Nu Sky, and DKDS are in the main room (tickets).

Future Brown (aka Fatima Al Qadiri, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu and Lit City Trax's J-Cush) released their self-titled debut album on Warp this week, and hit Output on May 27 (tickets).

Other previously-discussed upcoming Output shows include Four Tet b2b Floating Points, Simian Mobile Disco, The Juan Maclean, John Talabot, Ellen Allien and Chet Faker / XXYYXX.

Back to Verboten: On March 7 they've got George Fitzgerald and Leon Vynehall (who played NYC together over the summer), along with Kenny Larkin, Lee Jones and SIK NYC (tickets). George FitzGerald is also releasing a new album, Fading Love, on April 28 via Double Six/Domino. Stream the new single "Full Circle" (ft. Boxed In) below.

Detroit techno/house vet Carl Craig plays Verboten on March 13 with Luciano, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp (tickets).

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Continue reading "NYC dance roundup: Rone, Nadastrom, Fort Romeau, Eskmo, Obey City, Psychemagik, Future Brown, Leon Vynehall, more"


Soundbite sampling UK duo Public Service Broadcasting's new album, The Race for Space, is out February 24. The new single is "Gargarin" (as in Yuri Gargarin, the Russian cosmonaut who was the person to journey into outer space) which has been remixed by Psychemagik. Where the original track is a horn-fueled funk rocket, Psychemagik turn it into a synth-bass dancefloor workout. That remix makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to it below.

PSB will be splashing down in a town near you. The NYC show happens at Bowery Ballroom on April 10. Tickets for that are still available. Updated dates are listed, along with remix stream, "Garagin" video and album art, below...

Continue reading "Public Service Broadcasting share Psychemagik remix (listen) ++ updated tour dates"

Danzig at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)

Dirty on Purpose @ Rubberlip, 2007

You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween Weekend guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights.

Samhain, Goatwhore, Midnight @ Best Buy Theater
Samhain, the band Danzig led between the Misfits and his eponymous band, are reunited this year and they finally come to NYC on... the night of Samhain. The reunion lineup includes Glenn, plus Baroness guitarist Peter Adams and Danzig Legacy members London May and Steve Zing (no Eerie Von). Danzig Legacy has played Samhain material before, but it's a treat to see a whole night dedicated to it. Plus there's excellent support tonight from blackened death metallers Goatwhore and speed metallers Midnight.

Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, French Miami, Darlings @ Death By Audio
Some of the bands that one called Death by Audio home are reuniting for this show that kicks off DbA's final month. Headliners Dirty on Purpose, who were one of Brooklyn's more underrated bands of the '00s, will be playing their first show since 2008.

David Bazan (w/ Passenger String Quartet), David Dondero @ Bowery Ballroom
Over the years David Bazan has fronted Pedro the Lion, Headphones and put out solo material (and still other projects too). For his new album, he's re-worked material from those three with a string quartet and tonight David and the quartet will bring those re-workings to life.

Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets @ Rough Trade
t's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on first tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Yellowbirds, Mesiko, Steve Salett @ Baby's All Right
Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds project is coming to an end, but not before playing one last show tonight.

Pentagram, Blood Ceremony, Kings Destroy @ Gramercy Theatre
It's been a great year for doom metal, so even though it's been a while since a new Pentagram album, it's perfect timing to welcome these veterans who have been putting out tremendous doom since the '70s. The witchy flute-filled Blood Ceremony are a newer band who do a lot of justice to trad-doom, and locals Kings Destroy fit the bill well too.

Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex, Aye Nako @ Glasslands
The excellent double-billed tour of Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex lands in NYC for its first of two nights tonight. Speedy makes '90s-style indie rock that owes at least a little to some of Mary Timony's past bands (like Helium), and Timony's current band Ex Hex take the swaggering glam and power pop of the late '70s / early '80s and make it their own. Local openers Aye Nako are a good match and not to be missed.

The Dean Ween Group @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Gene has reverted by to his given name, Dean Ween carries on with his stage name and makes music in pretty much the same vein as he did with Ween.

Las Rosas, Lace Curtains, The Moon Dudes @ Union Pool
This is the record release party for Lace Curtains' second album, A Signed Piece Of Paper, which came out this past week. The album has some indie rock a la Michael Coomers' old band Harlem but there's a strong '70s singer-songwriter vibe to it as well. Las Rosas headline and made superior surfy garage pop.

The So So Glos, Slothrust, Dinowalrus, Weird Womb, DJ Lady Guy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the second night of Halloween weekend at BK Night Bazaar and this one's got a lineup of local guitar rock bands.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While most of his best-known songs were made famous by other performers, producer, arranger, hitmaker and general New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint in no small way helped shape not only the sound of that city's R&B scene but of rock n' roll and pop music in general. Tonight he teems up with the equally legendary New Orleans neighbors Preservation Hall Jazz Band for what will surely be a fine evenign of music.

Psychemagik, Nikola Baytala @ Output's Panther Room
UK Psychemagik make similar to synth-funk to Daft Punk and Justice, and they're also known for great remixes too, like their one of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

The Damned, TSOL @ Stone Pony
While it's not quite as exciting as seeing them on Halloween, The Damned are still one of the best original UK punk bands with a list of classics as long as your arm. While we miss having powerhouse drummer Rat Scabies on the kit, frontman Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible certianly keep the Damned flag flying respectably.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Capitol Theatre
Phil Lesh & Friends' never-ending residency at the Cap continues tonight with another set sure to be chock full of Grateful Dead favorites. Dead Heads already know this, but even if you're a casual fan, Phil & Friends are worth seeing.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! @ Theater at Madison Square Garden (2 shows)
Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, the touring version of the Nick Jr. show that is known to feature indie/alternative music, returns to the Theater at MSG for two shows today.

Milagres (as Queens of the Stone Age), Year of the Dragon (as Misfits), The Finks (as The Velvet Underground), The Live Ones (as Hank Williams), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Nice Apt. (as Spacemen 3) @ The Gutter
Most of the cover shows went on last night, but if you've still got that desire left in you, there's another at The Gutter tonight.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

Gorgon City
Gorgon City

DC producer Lindsay Lowend, a member of Kastle's Symbols label, was one of the many electronic artists announced for Lollapalooza this week. Whether or not you had plans to attend that festival though, you can catch him in NYC TONIGHT (3/28) at new-ish club Slake (251 W 31 St, formerly Rebel). Joining him at that show is UK house/garage/pop producer Shift K3Y and Cameron Kush. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Lindsay Lowend recently released the Wind Fish EP and remixed Anamanguchi's "Prom Night." Stream those, with Shift K3Y's recent track "Touch," below.

Also tonight is Jamie XX and John Talabot at Verboten; James K & Gobby's collaborative project SETH with Rioux and more at Silent Barn, and Midnight Magic at Cameo (tix).

Speaking of UK house/garage/pop, London duo Gorgon City operate in that realm as well. They're planning on releasing their debut album on Virgin / EMI this year, but ahead of that they put out the single "Ready For Your Love" with vocals from Duke Dumont/Rudimental collaborator MNEK. You can check out the video for that below. (You also may remember they produced a recent Klaxons single.) They hit NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (3/29) with Kidnap Kid and Jonas Rathsman. Tickets are available.

Rhode Island IDM wizard The Range is also at Glasslands on Saturday.

Other dance stuff is coming up in NYC later in the year too. Detroit house producer Omar-S, still playing shows behind last year's impressive Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, returns to NYC to hit Glasslands on April 19 with Jay Simon and Steve Summers. Tickets are on sale.

UK IDM master James Holden, still going strong off last year's excellent The Inheritors, plays a Bunker party at Output on April 26 with Bryan Kasenic, Timothy J Fairplay and Mike Servito. Tix available.


Another UK producer Clark brings his new Phosphor live show to NYC on May 2 at Glasslands with great local support from Octo Octa and Ital. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Check out the Phosphor trailer below and stay tuned for more dates.

The Brainfeeder-signed Lapalux, who finally got out his debut LP last year, also hits Glasslands on April 24 with High Klassified and Chits. Tickets are on sale now.

Glasslands will also host French producer Yuksek on April 11 for a Powerslug party with residents Headband & Hooligan and Misawa. Tickets are available. Stream recent single "The Edge" below.

Veteran British DJ Carl Cox comes to NYC to play Output on April 16. You can grab tix. Stream clips of 2012's All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor below.

Hotflush label head Scuba, who helped celebrate Francois K's Deep Space 10th anniversary last year, will return to celebrate its 11th anniversary on April 14 at Cielo. Tickets are on sale.

London's Mighty Mouse, who we last spoke about when his duo with Van She's Matt Van Schie Du Tonc made their NYC debut, plays a solo set at Slake on May 3 with Lane 8 and Alex English. Tickets are on sale.

Dutch dubstepper Martyn returns to NYC on April 3 at Output for the venue's weekly INPUT party with Leon Vynehall and Matrixxman. Tickets, including access to Bloody Mary and Carlos Alkalina in the venue's Panther Room, are available.

Nina Kraviz
Nina Kraviz

Russian producer/singer Nina Kraviz plays the next week's INPUT party on April 10 at Output with Parris Mitchell and Joey Anderson. Tickets are on sale.

UK duo Psychemagik and NYC/Paris musician Joakim will team up for a FIXED party at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15 which doubles as Joakim's Tropics of Love album release party. FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P are on the bill, and tickets are on sale now.

Less than two weeks later, FIXED throws another party at Cameo on 5/23 with Benoit & Sergio and JDH. You can get tix for that as well.

Previously announced dance options in NYC include The Orb w/ Blondes, Actress, Tycho, Shlohmo, Cajmere, Kastle, Jacques Greene, Duke Dumont, Rone, Odesza, Flume, RL Grime, Hudson Mohawke at Webster Hall (5/28) as part of Red Bull Music Academy (tickets), and more.

Of course those are just a few of the upcoming dance options in NYC. What else?

Streams below...

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photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

IO Echo @ PS1 Warm Up 8/31/2013
IO Echo

LA indie dancepop duo IO Echo just played the penultimate 2013 MoMA PS1 Warm Up on Saturday (8/31). We posted a full set from the entire day earlier today and another set from IO Echo's performance is in this post.

The band play NYC again tonight (9/3), opening for Haim at Webster Hall which is sold out. Haim is in the area after playing Philly's Made In America (pics and more pics) over the weekend. IO Echo will be joining Haim on their October dates on the West Coast as well, and those are listed below.

Haim's debut album, Days Are Gone, will be out September 30 on Columbia. There's a deluxe edition coming out in the UK with a bonus disc's worth of remixes done by the like's of Studio's Dan Lissvik, Psychemagik, Duke Dumont and more. You can check out The Tourist's remix of "The Wire" which removes some of the original's more overt Eagles-isms and replaces them with synth steel drums, taking things into balearic territory. Stream that below.

All dates are listed, along with more IO Echo pictures and the Haim remix, below...

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As mentioned, UK acid house/techno legend A Guy Called Gerald -- whose 1988 single "Voodoo Ray" was a massive hit in the UK and Europe -- will be in town next weekend for MoMA PS1's Warm Up (7/27), where he'll performing on a bill that also includes Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt. Tickets are still available.

If you'd rather catch AGCG somewhere slightly less sweaty (or without the posibility of thunderstorms), that night A Guy Called Gerald will play late show at Cameo (doors at midnight). Turtle Bugg and Evan Michael are also on the bill. Tickets are $10 but you can get reduced $7 admission before 1 AM with RSVP.

Daniel Avery also plays a FIXED party in NYC the night before Warm Up with Psychemagik at Sullivan Room (7/26) (tickets).

Warm Up also continues this Saturday (7/20) with sets from Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Kelela, and Obey City (tickets). L-Vis 1990 made this week's mix.

Flyer for A Guy Called Gerald's Cameo show and "Voodoo Ray" video are below.

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Baltimore's Dope Body, who come to NYC a lot (they play Saint Vitus with Scout Niblett in September), have added more dates here, happening at Death by Audio on July 29 and Glasslands on September 29. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now. No advance tickets for the DbA show.

Psychemagik, who played a FIXED party back in March, will play another on July 26 at Sullivan Room with Daniel Avery. Tickets to that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Tickets to see And So I Watch You From Afar, TTNG, and Mylets at Knitting Factory go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) at Knitting Factory go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for her Bowery Ballroom show go on sale at noon.

Tickets to the The Weeknd shows at Radio City Music Hall go on sale today at 11 AM.

Cayucas, who just played a sold out Mercury Lounge show, have announced that they'll return to NYC on August 28 at Knitting Factory with Norwegian Arms.
Tickets that show are on sale now.

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.

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by Andrew Sacher


The members of UK dance duo Psychemagik, Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney, met six years ago at a music festival and after recording a track, "Valley of Paradise," the two decided they needed to make an album together. Psychemagik make the kind of disco synth-funk that we've heard from Daft Punk and Justice, and it's also the kind of thing that would feel at home on DFA Records. They've been spending the last few years dropping remixes left and right, including ones of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place" -- two songs that you could already make a case for throwing on at a party, but Psychemagik's remixes seal the deal without making them sound like that shitty "Somebody That I Used to Know" remix that you keep hearing on the radio.

In December, Psychemagik released their first EP of original material, Lunar Escape, which consisted of three songs written and produced entirely by the duo without any samples, and the only outside help coming from string arranger Richard Chester on one of the tracks. This year, they're finally set to release that full length album they've been talking about. You can stream all three EP tracks, the Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads remixes, and that early recording, "Valley of Paradise," below.

Psychemagik are set to make their way over to the USA in February to support the Lunar Escape EP with a five-week long DJ tour. That tour hits NYC for a FIXED party on March 2 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's a late show at the Brooklyn venue which happens after The Night Marchers play an earlier one the same night.

Song streams, a list of all dates, and the tour flyer below...

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