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by Wyatt Marshall

Castevet at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

NYC's post black metal wizards Castevet will be playing a few shows before their scheduled appearance at Maryland Death Fest, hitting Montreal, Toronto and NYC before the big deal in Baltimore, where they play the loaded Edison Stage with At the Gates, Taake, and Agalloch, to name a few.

Castevet, which features Psalm Zero's Andrew Hock, will be accompanied by the like-minded Thantifaxath for all dates, and will throw death metal weirdos Pyrrhon (whose Doug Moore is a BV contributor, and who are streaming their new album) and Artificial Brain into the mix for a 5/19 show at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale. Try to catch the Wednesday May 14 Toronto stop of the tour if you're in the area--it's a goodie, with headlining performances by Ulcerate and Inter Arma.

All Castevet and Thantifaxath dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Castevet touring w/ Thantifaxath, playing NYC w/ Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain before Maryland Death Fest (dates)"

by Kelly Kettering

White Suns

Released just yesterday (3/18) on the always dark Flenser Records, Totem by Brooklyn's White Suns is a crazy cacophony of relentless electronics. Comprised of members Kevin Barry, Dana Matthiessen and Rick Visser, the trio was joined in the studio by recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) to construct Totem's urgent, industrial sound.

The new video for "Prostrate" (directed by Amnon Friedlin & Diana Joy) parallels the music's erratic attitude as it features a homeless person, gestating trash can eggs and a hooker with some mad shades and a wind machine. It makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below. Head here to order your copy of Totem.

New Yorkers will also be able to catch the band's album release show this Friday (3/21) at REVERSE (28 Frost St) in Williamsburg with Saturn and Oakland's Silent Girlfriend. And, White Suns will be one of the opening acts at our Invisible Oranges-sponsored album release show for black metal act Epistasis on April 6, as they share the Acheron's stage with Kayo Dot and Pyrrhon. Tickets for that show are still available.

New video and LP artwork below...

Continue reading "White Suns made a video off their new LP, playing shows"

by Doug Moore, Wyatt Marshall, Zach Pollack and Andrew Sacher

Black Tusk at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Black Tusk

SXSW may be all about catching the hippest bands--check out the SXSW schedule for a lowdown on what's going on (or browse our "SXSW" tag for some highlights) -- including three BV day parties and the BV official showcase -- but there's no shortage of metal to bang your head to, either. Our metal blog, Invisible Oranges, is putting on a showcase on Thursday, March 13 at the Quantum Lounge (303 W. 5th St.) with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man (members Converge/Cave In), Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus, and there are a number of other showcases and parties bringing heavy vibes. Here's a rundown of those events (with flyers and more details below).

TUESDAY

On Tuesday night (3/12), Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase goes down at House of Vans at Mohawk (912 Red River) with Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand and Iron Reagan outside; and Youth Code, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja inside.

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday (3/13), it's the first of four Converse x Thrasher Death Match day parties at the Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) from noon to 6 across two stages with heavy representation from Earthless and The Shrine, plus some fun non-metal like Black Lips, Trash Talk (who also play the free Thursday BV party at Red 7), Cherry Glazerr and more. Free to the public.

Stereofly is also throwing a free party at Javelina Bar (69 Rainey St) with Yautja, Primitive Man, Gnarwhal and more.

There's also a not-free Heavy Metal Parking Lot day-into-night party at The Lost Well (2421 Webberville Rd) with Wino's reformed Spirit Caravan, The Shrine, Kylesa, Lazer/Wulf, Truckfighters and more. You can get advance tickets to that one.

Wednesday night, Relapse Records (who signed Iron Reagan, who do play SXSW but not this show) throws their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St) with Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon. You can also catch Nothing for free at the Thursday BV party at Red 7 which Trash Talk is also playing.

Not far from there, Roadhouse Management / Nuclear Blast Records will be presenting their showcase inside at Red 7 (611 E. 7th St) with Orchid, Kadavar, Scropion Child, BP Fallon & the Bandits, Mothership, Sweat Lodge and The Well. (Not metal, but outside at that same venue on the same night is our BrooklynVegan showcase. And hey, there are some heavier bands like Touche Amore and Frameworks on the bill.)

Also on Wednesday night, you can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies at Remedy (209B W. 5th St) with a non-metal lineup of Sean Nicholas Savage, Audacity, Tyvek and more.

THURSDAY

Thursday (3/13), the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties continue with Windhand, Nothing and not exactly metal (not that Nothing is really metal either), but certainly loud bands Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, together PANGEA and Dirty Fences.

Then at night, it's our previously mentioned Invisible Oranges showcase at the Quantum Lounge with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus.

We do of course hope you come, but you can also catch Scale the Summit, The Ocean, Rivers of Nihil, Felix Martin, Vattnet Viskar, The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes at the Metal Injection showcase at the Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St).

FRIDAY

It's the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties again on Friday (3/14) with the recently reunited NYHC band Judge, the recently reunited '80s-era SST vets Bl'ast, plus quality newer bands like Kylesa, Power Trip, Black Tusk, Sannhet, Lecherous Gaze, Iron Reagan, Southern Lord-signed LA band Obliterations (not to be confused with Relapse-signed Norwegian band Obliteration), Youth Code and more.

During the day on Friday, New England Metal & Hardcore Fest also has a free party at G Pen Annex (corner of 6th and Red River) with Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Comeback Kid, Backtrack, Counterparts, Downpresser and more.

That night, MetalSucks puts on their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St), headlined by Animals as Leaders, and also featuring sets by After the Burial, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Mutoid Man, Whores and East of the Wall.

The last day of the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties happens on Saturday (3/15), and though there's no metal at all on this one, you can still rage to Perfect Pussy and Diarrhea Planet.

SATURDAY

Then, Saturday night, Tone Deaf Touring's showcase is at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River) with Spirit Caravan, Iron Reagan, King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Lazer/Wulf, Pilgrim and Vaporizer.

And if you've got a badge, you can check out some of the metal panels during the day, including From Riffs to Bits with James Williamson (The Stooges) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) on Friday at 12:30 PM, and Has Metal Lost Its Edge? with Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork), Chris Gigg (Woe), Emilie Friedlander (The Fader), former BrooklynVegan contributor Fred Pessaro (Noisey), and Kim Kelly (Pitchfork) on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

That's a good amount of choices of the heavy persuasion for this year's SXSW, but if you're trying to narrow down the things you want to catch, we've put together a list of 11 metal bands we're looking forward to seeing. Check out that list (in alphabetical order) and along with flyers and set times for the above-mentioned shows, below...

Continue reading "metal @ SXSW 2014 -- show previews, lineups & our top picks"

by Doug Moore

Nothing at BV CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nothing

Philly shoegazers Nothing and San Francisco's Weekend must get along pretty well. They've already toured together more than once in the past year, and they're going out again in March.

Their two-ish week North American tour begins with a record release party for Nothing's Relapse Records debut at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie on March 2 and loops down to Texas, where the two bands will part ways. Nothing will hit SXSW for several days, including an appearance at Relapse's official showcase at Dirty Dog Bar on 3/12, which will also feature Windhand, Christian Mistress, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon (my band), and at Dallas's Spillover Music Fest on 3/16, where they'll briefly reunite with Weekend. Nothing's tour will then bring them back to the East Coast, where it will terminate with a NYC show at Saint Vitus Bar on 3/20. Tickets and supporting acts are TBA, but keep an eye out.

Check out some live footage of Nothing at our CMJ party and both bands' full sets of dates below...

Continue reading "Nothing touring w/ Weekend again, playing St Vitus without them (dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Pyrrhon at the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon just made a new track available to stream, and, true to form, it's a warped nightmare of a song. "Balkanized" is off Pyrrhon's forthcoming album The Mother of Virtues, which is due out on April Fool's Day (heyo! -- 4/1) via Relapse. Click play if you want to know what it sounds like to cross an event horizon.

Pyrrhon will be touring in advance of the album release with fellow NYC band Psalm Zero. The tour will hit South by Southwest and lands in NYC on March 28 at Trans Pecos. That'll be a good'un--prepare to be weirded out by two of Brooklyn's finest. Psalm Zero just released a new track via Stereogum--stream it below.

Full disclosure: Pyrrhon's vocalist is none other than our very own Doug Moore, who writes about all things heavy on BV and IO. Doug, you sound terrifying. Mother of Virtues is up for preorder from Relapse.

All dates are listed, along with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Pyrrhon releasing new album and touring, including SXSW and NYC (dates & new track stream)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Pyrrhon at the 2013 Invisible Oranges CMJ showcase (more by Caroline Harrison)
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This weekend in NYC there are no shortage of heavy happenings: tonight (1/24) at Saint Vitus will be power electronic-fueled, with noise pro Prurient headlining a bill with Azar Swan and husband and wife duo Clay Rendering. (Prurient's not-so-noisy Washed Against the Rocks came out this week, and you can stream a track on Pitchfork.) Things will be a bit more traditional at the Invisible Oranges co-presented Aevangelist, Artificial Brain, Oak and Disparish show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (1/25). That will be a good one -- Artificial Brain just released a single from a forthcoming LP, and it will be the first show for Disparish, which features Andrew Hock of Castevet. On Sunday (1/26) at Grand Victory, get tech-death weird with Pyrrhon and Couch Slut (great name). That should cover your weekend.

Beyond this weekend, there's a bunch to look forward to, too. Floor are playing a FREE show at Saint Vitus Bar on 1/29 courtesy of Converse Rubber Tracks--that'll be before Floor releases a new album, Obliation, in April. Listen to a new song from a Decibel Flexi. Black/death specialists Immortal Bird also announced a tour that hits NYC on 3/5 with Mortals, as did The Dillinger Escape Plan, who are bringing Trash Talk, Retox and Norwegian weirdos Shining with them -- check out the tour dates, which includes a stop at Webster Hall on April 3 (tickets). Also on April 3 is the NYC stop on Kataklysm and Aborted's tour which happens at Saint Vitus (tickets). All dates of that tour are listed below.

And, since we missed it in last week's Heavy Lowdown, make sure to get your tickets to the third annual Martyrdoom Fest that's going down June 27 through July 1 at Saint Vitus with a stupidly stacked lineup that includes Mournful Congregation, Cult of Fire, Sargeist, Behexen, Forteresse, Lycus and many more.  For more heavy show options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

This week on Invisible Oranges we interviewed axe legend Kirk Hammett of Metallica, ran down this week's metal releases, streamed cold black metal tracks from Nasheim, Vilcakis and Sanctuaire, and debuted an Exmortus track.

The Invisible Oranges show on East Village Radio was cancelled this week due to the second round of the Polar Vortex (not very black metal we know), but we'll be back next week giving away tickets and delivering hot doses of metal. Some of those tickets we'll be giving away will be to the ongoing Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Skeletonwitch tour which is our radio show sponsor. That tour hits Irving Plaza in NYC on 2/4.

Lastly, the metal world lost a luminary this week. Oliver Withöft, co-owner of the influential German metal label Century Media, passed away at the age of 49.

Those Kataklysm and Aborted dates are listed below. What did we miss?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Prurient, Aevangelist, Pyrrhon ++ more"

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

photos by Caroline Harrison; words by Doug Moore

Pelican / Aksumite at IO CMJ @ Saint Vitus, 10/17/2013

Invisible Oranges threw two sold-out CMJ bashes last week -- the first (10/17) featured HASJ, Aksumite, Primitive Man, Ringworm, and Pelican on Thursday (10/17), while the second spotlit Pyrrhon, Phantom Glue, Wreck & Reference, Kings Destroy, Sannhet, and Pelican (again) on Friday (10/18, right after the BV day party). We also had an late-night afterparty show  on Friday featuring Flown, Aksumite, Phantom Glue, and Ramming Speed.

We've got a huge collection of pictures and video of all three shows over at Invisible Oranges. You can scope out some of the pics and vids in this post from both our official showcase and head to IO for the full collection.

More pics, and video, below...

Continue reading "Pelican, Aksumite, Ringworm, Sannhet, Kings Destroy & more played Invisible Oranges' 2-night CMJ showcase (pics, video)"

by Doug Moore

Doomriders at House of Vans in 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro)
Doomriders

The new Doomriders album, Grand Blood, came out yesterday. As you may recall, they're also playing a string of support dates for the extremely awesome-looking High On Fire/Kvelertak tour going down in November, including the November 15 NYC date at Webster Hall (tix available here).

To celebrate, we've got a lengthy interview with Newton over at Invisible Oranges. Here's an excerpt:

Is there a particular Doomriders song that you use for a particular purpose?

There's a number of different ones. There's one song in particular called "The Chase" that Jeb, our bass player, sings on. It's really mid-tempo, a head bobber, but it's good to throw in the middle of a set because when I'm usually screaming my head off, it gives me a bit of a rest. "Jealous God" is a good song to let everybody tune but build some tension, because it opens with me just hitting that one note for a while, so we can kind of raise the intensity using feedback, different effects and things. It's like when you sequence an album. You want it to take you on a journey.

The new one's sequenced really well―the last four songs, from "Back Taxes" into "Gone to Hell," just blitz to the end.

The last record was a lot more expansive―I think we put too much material on the last record. With this one, I wanted you to put it on and listen from beginning to end. You have a record like that, that is paced so well that when it ends you want to start it all over? That was the goal. Think of the album like a Pixies song. You need to have the loud and the quiet, the fast and the slow. We're all just really excited to play all the new songs. If it was up to me, we'd just go out and only play the new songs.

Read the whole thing over at IO. You can purchase Grand Blood here; we've got a song streaming and the full run of High on Fire dates below.

Speaking of celebrating, we've also posted a preview of our Friday night (10/18) CMJ showcase at Saint Vitus. As with our Thursday event at Vitus, Pelican will be headlining, but with a different support lineup: Sannhet, Kings Destroy, Wreck & Reference, Phantom Glue, and Pyrrhon. And don't forget about our late-night free show/boozefest at the Omega Order warehouse on Friday with Aksumite, Phantom Glue, Flown, and a special guest headliner.

Doomriders dates are listed, along with a song from Grand Blood, below.

Continue reading "Doomriders released new LP (read an interview) ++ a preview of IO CMJ showcase night 2 "

by Doug Moore

transient

Portland grind unit Transient have finally capped a five-year run of EPs and splits with a killer self-titled full length (cover art above), which you can stream in full over at Blow the Scene. If you're not familiar with Transient, you might know frontwoman Krysta Martinez's other band Landmine Marathon, in which Martinez replaced original vocalist Grace Perry. You can buy the LP from Six Weeks Records. Transient are about to kick off a month-long North American tour in support of the album, including stops at Southwest Terror Fest and the Six Weeks Records 20th Anniversary Party. Check out the full run of dates below and stream a tune below.

Meanwhile, truly bizarre Chicagoan death metal spastics Gigan will release their third album, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science (!!!), via Willowtip Records on 10/15. The album is perhaps the weirdest death metal record in a year that's produced a lot of weird death metal; we've covered them a bunch over at Invisible Oranges, including a song debut. Gigan are also touring in support of their album, albeit for a shorter period; they're playing about a week's worth of Midwestern and East Coast dates. Check out those dates and stream a song below.

The two tours collide in Brooklyn on October 23 at Saint Vitus. Strong local support is slated too: Buckshot Facelift, Spirit of St. Louis, and recent Relapse signees Pyrrhon. Tickets are available here. That week will be a crazy one for metal shows, especially of the wacky and/or brutal variety: Spanish space-blasters Wormed hit the Paper Box in Brooklyn on the 10/24, Castevet will play their Invisible Oranges-sponsored record release show on 10/25, and the likewise IO-sponsored Kylesa tour will arrive at Vitus on the same night. (Tickets here.) Bring your earplugs.

All the dates from both tours are listed, along with song streams and the Transient tour poster, below.

Continue reading "Transient and Gigan release/prep new albums, touring, colliding in Brooklyn (dates & streams)"

by Doug Moore

Pelican

You already knew that Pelican would headline both nights of Invisible Oranges' two-night 2013 CMJ showcase. And now I'm pleased to announce the rest of line-up. The shows will take place on October 17 & 18 at Saint Vitus:

10/17
Pelican
Primitive Man
Aksumite
Radiation Blackbody
HASJ

10/18
Pelican
Sannhet
Kings Destroy
Wreck & Reference
Phantom Glue
Pyrrhon

Buy tickets for the show on 10/17 here, and for 10/18 here.

In related news, Pelican debuted a new song from their upcoming LP, Forever Becoming, over at Noisey today. Stream it below.

Continue reading "Pelican, Primitive Man, Sannhet, Aksumite, Kings Destroy & more playing Invisible Oranges' two-night 2013 CMJ showcase "

photos by Caroline Harrison

Inter Arma at Union Pool, 6/15/2013
Inter Arma

Unlike Heavy Blanket the week before, the free Invisible Oranges presented Summer Thunder show on Saturday (6/15) did NOT get any noise complaints and went on as planned. This could be because the bands played indoors, but still featured raucous sets from Inter Arma (who played with Torche at 285 Kent), Anicon (who are hitting the road) and Pyrrhon (currently in the lab, working on a new LP). Regardless, the perfect weather, cheap beverages and great bands made for an excellent day at Union Pool. Many thanks to the bands, venue and all who attended! Pictures from the show are in this post and even more are up at at Invisible Oranges.

More pics below

Continue reading "Inter Arma, Anicon and Pyrrhon played the IO 'Summer Thunder' show at Union Pool (pics)"

Vektor at Saint Vitus last night (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Vektor

Technical thrash crew Vektor kicked off a round of dates with an appearance at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn last night (Feb 14). The band was joined by 15-string brutality from Behold... The Arctopus, the lackluster Vaporizer, and discordant death-metal headscratchers Pyrrhon. Though there were many thrash fans at Best Buy to catch Testament/Overkill across town and still others sharing Valentine's Day with their loved one, Saint Vitus had an impressive number of fans for a Thursday night (insert tired glory hole joke here).

Check out more pictures and some video from the anti-Valentine's Day at Invisible Oranges.

Curran with Today is The Day, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Today is The Day

Curran Reynolds always tends to be up to a lot, sitting behind the kit in Today Is The Day and Wetnurse included. After January though, he will be up to a little less as his Precious Metal series at East Village club Lit Lounge is sadly, as previously mentioned, coming to an end. There are just three more installments, including one on January 7 with Ghostlimb and The Year Is One with BV's own Fred Pessaro (BBG) DJing. The flyer for that show is below. After the 1/7 date there's one on 1/14 with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS; and the finale on 1/21 with Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda, which is a benefit for South Sound.

We spoke to Curran to find out what he's been listening to all year in between everything else. His Top 10 Albums of 2012 list includes some of the big heavy records of the year like Converge, Napalm Death, and Swans, but it also has some indie pop like School of Seven Bells and Violens (who Curran has been digging since his friend Jorge formed the band around 2008). The whole list is pretty eclectic and you can check it out below.

Today Is The Day will kick off a tour in 2013 with a killer support lineup of Black Tusk, KEN Mode, and FIght Amp. That tour hits NYC on March 6 at Saint VItus (tickets) and March 8 at The Studio at Webster Hall with a "special guest" TBA (tickets).

Precious Metal show flyer and Curran Reynold's year-end list below...

Continue reading "Curran Reynolds tells us his Top 10 Albums of 2012; Precious Metal ending during the first month of 2013"

photos by Caroline Harrison

The Psychic Paramount at Cameo, 7/8/2012

Photographer Caroline Harrison has weighed in on her favorite photos that he took in 2012, dropping off the following chronological list. Harrison joins BV photographers Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako, Jessica Amaya and Fred Pessaro // BBG who have all dropped off their favorite shots of 2012. Check out her list below.

Continue reading "Caroline Harrison's favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 ------------ (that she took)"

by Caroline Harrison

Car Bomb at 285 Kent, 10/20/2012
Show No Mercy CMJ

Pitchfork's unofficial Show No Mercy CMJ showcase on Saturday (10/20) at 285 Kent featured New York acts Car Bomb, Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons, and Theologian. Special guest Andy Stott, who played earlier in the day at a Pitchfork & MoMA PS1 CMJ show, DJ-ed starting around 1:30.

Industrial electronic group Theologian played the first set of the night, followed by Primitive Weapons who slammed through an energetic set. Singer Dave Castillo's hardcore frontman antics kept the crowd engaged.

Brooklyn's Pyrrhon played two of the new tracks up on their bandcamp during their set and anyone who worried that the bizarro metal outfit couldn't keep up the anxious intensity of their debut LP needn't have worried. Pyrrhon is even weirder than ever, and they were at the top of their game on Saturday. New York doom metal fixtures Batillus played a roaring set after Pyrrhon. Their sludgy doom was a definite genre shift following the previous three bands.

Next up was Car Bomb who assault the senses when they play. Besides immense sound and dizzying technical prowess, the band has built -- yes, built -- a number of light effects triggered by different band members. The effect is a disorienting light show not suitable for people prone to motion sickness or seizures. (Word has it that Kimbra and her band showed up to see Car Bomb.) Following the last set of the night, Andy Stott's electronic set marked a shift in the evening, and the crowd turned over.

Pyrrhon will be playing at Saint Vitus on October 27th with Tombs, 16, and Serpentine Path. Batillus will also be playing at Saint Vitus, but on Nov. 19th supporting Nachtmystium, Jarboe, Bruce Lamont (of Yakuza, who played our own BBG's CMJ showcase on Saturday), and Lord Mantis. Primitive Weapons are playing with Vision of Disorder at Music Hall of Williamsburgon November 24 and supporting Into Another at Bowery Ballroom on December 16.

Car Bomb recently self-released w^w^^w^w, their first album since leaving Relapse Records. It is available digitally on their bandcamp page, and physical copies will be available "sometime in mid-October." Andy Stott's new album, Luxury Problems, is out on October 29 via Modern Love.

More pictures from 285 Kent are below.

Continue reading "Car Bomb, Batillus, Primitive Weapons, Andy Stott + more played Show No Mercy showcase @ 285 Kent (pics, review)"

Car Bomb at CMJ 2010 (photo by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Car Bomb

Car Bomb will headline the Pitchfork-Show No Mercy unofficial CMJ event that will go down on October 20 at 285 Kent, tagging Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons and Theologian plus "special guests." Tickets are on sale. The show is one of three Pitchfork shows announced during CMJ.

Car Bomb have decided to go it alone with w^w^^w^w, their new album and first release since leaving Relapse Records. Stream all of that LP below and order the CD/vinyl via the band (due in "mid-October").

The show is the same night as the $5, complimentary-while-supplies-last PBR/Sailor Jerry/Mercy-drink, BBG showcase at Saint Vitus featuring exclusive CMJ appearances from Yakuza, Royal Thunder, Enabler, Fight Amp, Helen Money and Sannhet. Tickets are on sale.

Pitchfork flyer and LP stream are below.

Continue reading "Car Bomb, Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons, more playing Pitchfork's Show No Mercy unofficial CMJ showcase"

Tombs at Union Pool, March 2012 (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Tombs

Tombs and -16- will team up for an October tour, part of a BrooklynVegan sponsored trek that covers mostly the East Coast. The dates kickoff in in Pittsburgh and head West and South, eventually looping back to NYC to play Saint Vitus on October 27 with Serpentine Path and Pyrrhon. Tickets are on sale.

Serpentine Path, who have a new LP, recently expanded from four to a five piece with the addition of Stephen Flam of Winter on second guitar (!). Look for the band's live debut at Saint Vitus that night.

All tour dates are listed below, along with the Saint Vitus flyer.

Continue reading "Tombs and -16- on tour, playing NYC at Saint Vitus with Serpentine Path and Pyrrhon"

by Caroline Harrison

Origin at Saint Vitus
Origin

Technical death metal heavyweights Origin played Brooklyn's St. Vitus last night (8/9), supported by Malignancy, fresh off a European tour, with Pyrrhon and Twin Lords.

Two-piece Twin Lords, Tombs drummer Andrew Hernandez's new project, opened playing a short set with just drums and bass. In spite of their minimal instrumentation, Twin Lords delivered a rich, complex, and unclassifiable sound marked by spiraling bass riffs. Brooklyn's Pyrrhon took the stage after Twin Lords and slammed through their deeply unsettling but highly technical brand of death metal. They played a few new songs, including the recently demo-ed "Balkanized".

New York death metal fixtures Malignancy are currently borrowing Pyrrhon drummer Alex Cohen and performing without a bassist. It seemed that half of the none-too-small audience were friends of the band. The set turned into something of a home town bro-down, and the crowd was in good spirits by the time Origin came on.

Origin guitarist Paul Ryan played with such fury it was difficult to see his fingers as anything but a blur. However, singer Jason Keyser spent almost as much time talking in between and over songs as the band did playing. The crowd seemed a little put off by his arena-antics, but were ready to forgive after being assailed by John Longstreth's inhumanly fast drumming.

Origin will be in Montreal on August 11 for the beginning of their leg of the Kataklysm tour. Those tour dates and more pictures from Saint Vitus are below.

Continue reading "Origin, Malignancy, Pyrrhon and Twin Lords played Saint Vitus (pics / review)"

The Psychic Paramount at Cameo, July 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
The Psychic Paramount
Grimes at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by Chase Turner)

today in NYC
* Brian Marsella @ The Stone
* Gojira @ Santos Party House
* Q-Tip (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Aloe Blacc @ MetroTech Commons
* O.A.R., Rebelution @ Jones Beach
* Daily Show comedians @ 92YTribeca
* Big Black Delta, Silya @ Pianos
* Elle Varner @ Highline Ballroom
* Fake Blood @ Hudson Terrace Roof
* The Alternate Routes @ Joe's Pub
* Bethany & Rufus Roots Trio @ Barbes
* The B-52s, Love Funk @ Irving Plaza
* Golden Animals, Tiger Waves @ Pianos
* Royal Family All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Stand, The Damn Choir @ Mercury Lounge
* Scott Kettner's Orgy in Rhythm @ Barbes
* The BoDeans, Sarah Borges @ City Winery
* Origin, Malignancy, Pyrrhon @ Saint Vitus
* Neg-Fi, Coso, NT, Sediment Club @ 929 XPO
* McGinty & White Sing Jimmy Webb @ Joe's Pub
* Joan Jett and the Blackhearts @ Coney Island
* Duk Duk Goose, Lil Kids, Happy Lives @ Cameo
* The Psychic Paramount, Cropduster @ Union Pool
* Ace Reporter, Lightouts, Overlord @ Union Hall
* Bloc Party, The Drums, Them Jeans @ Terminal 5
* Complexions Contemporary Ballet @ Prospect Park
* Lifeguard Nights, Razor Blazers @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Nothing, Grimes, DIIV @ Pier 84 (River Rocks)
* Chain & The Gang, Habibi, Calvin Johnson @ 285 Kent Ave
* Ned Rothenberg/Ikue Mori/Catherine Jauniaux @ The Stone
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Kelli Scarr, Alana Amram, Jim Campilongo @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Building, Shy Hunters, Companion, Aaron Roche @ Glasslands
* Future Blondes, Little Debbie, Coxcombs @ Secret Project Robot
* !!!, Lenny Williams @ Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell
* Wiccans, Warthog, Nuclear Spring, Altered Boys, Shoxx @ Acheron
* Direct Effect, This Routine Is Hell, Dead/Beat, Go Deep @ Cake Shop
* Braid, Owen, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Aficionado @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Midnight Ghost Train, Reign of Zaius, Eidetic Seeing @ Public Assembly
* Planes Mistaken for Stars, The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, Those Mockingbirds @ Maxwell's
* The Toothaches, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Jackpot, Tiger, Late Guest At The Party @ Shea Stadium
* The Jukebox Romantics, Far From Finished, The Independents, Two Fisted Law, American Pinup, Lost In Society @ Knitting Factory

Lots of free shows today. Catch Aloe Blacc live at Metrotech Commons at noon; Grimes, Wild Nothing and DIIV play Hudson Park River Rocks; and !!! and Lenny Williams play Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Brooklyn death metal oddballs Pyrrhon support Origin and Malignancy at Saint Vitus tonight. Stream a new demo track below.

Once in a Lullaby, the PS22 Chorus documentary, is showing this week at IFC Center. Meet the filmmakers at 7:30 tonight.

Don't want to be cooped up in a dark theater? You've got three free, outdoor summertime movies to choose from! Wall-E screens in Brooklyn's East River State Park,; The Big Lebowski screens in Tompkins Square Park and Barefoot in the Park screens in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Today is John Cage day at MoMA.

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Lower, part of the Danish punk movement that spawned favorites like Iceage and Var, are releasing their EP Walk on Heads on US shores via Blind Prophet Records (Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth's label). Stream it in its entirety below.

Check out "Dead and Gone," the new single from UK motorik mopegazers Toy which is streaming below.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib team up on Shame, the EP available now via iTunes. Check out the video for the title track below.

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Drugs of Faith @ Death By Audio
Drugs of Faith

Drugs of Faith headlined Death By Audio on March 3rd, joined by a stellar support cast of the grind-duo Radiation Blackbody, noise-hardcore hybrid Livver, and progressive death-metal crew Pyrrhon. DOF's primary focus was their latest LP Corroded, a personal favorite from last year, with the band dipping into earlier material including their contributions to This Comp Kills Fascists, Vol. 2. You can take a look at the full setlist, and more pictures and video from the show, below.

If you missed it, you can catch Pyrrhon on Friday at Saint Vitus (3/9) with Hate Eternal. Tickets are still available.

Pictures and video from DbA, below...

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Drugs of Faith

You may recognize the name Drugs of Faith via the bountiful accolades they received for their Corroded record from last year. Or maybe you know the DC-area band via their connection to the mighty Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Either way, the band will showcase their own cocktail of furious and nihilistic hardcore with precision blasting at Death By Audio on 3/3. Look for Drugs of Faith to team with dizzying jazzy-grind combo Radiation Blackbody (ex Defeatist/Anodyne), hardcore noise-metal crew Livver (ex-Defcon 4), and death metal weirdos Pyrrhon (who also has an upcoming date with Hate Eternal). $8 gets you in.

Drugs of Faith recently reported that they're working on new material a vinyl version of Corroded. Stay tuned for more info.

Check some Drugs of Faith video, a Pyrrhon stream, some Livver material & dates, below...

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