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Vivian Girls at their last show (more by PSquared)
Vivian Girls

As previously mentioned, Cassette Store Day is returning this year on September 27, and since we last spoke, the first round of releases has been announced. There will be cassettes from Foxygen, Vivian Girls, Mutual Benefit, Dntel, Kevin Morby, Fear of Men, They Might Be Giants, Weedeater, Zero Boys, Kurt Braunohler, Enslaved, Immortal, Suffocation, Testament, Typhoon, The Rural Alberta Advantage, PUJOL, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Restorations, R. Stevie Moore and many more, as well as still more being added.

Check out the full initial list below...

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Outkast at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)

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

Governors Ball @ Randall's Island
NYC's Governors Ball continues to grow and rival the other major US festivals. It returns today for its first of three days with a ton of great artists including a long-awaited reunion set from Outkast (unfortunately at the same time as Blur/Gorillaz main man Damon Albarn), TV on the Radio, Grimes, Phoenix, Neko Case, La Roux, Jenny Lewis, Washed Out, Janelle Monae, Kurt Vile, and plenty more.

King Khan & The Shrines, Red Mass @ LPR
An excellent, all-Canadian garage-pysch-soul double bill with the wild and awesome King Khan & the Shrines, plus Montreal true believers Red Mass. This is their first of two NYC shows.

Diarrhea Planet, Music Band, Black Wine, GODS @ Asbury Lanes
Nashville garage rockers Diarrhea Planet are one of those bands you "have to see live" and from their raging stage show, it's clear why.

The Spook School, Heathers, Lost Gloves, Light Therapy @ Matchless
This show features two of the highlights of the just-passed NYC Popfest: Scotland's The Spook School make punky indie pop and feature a drummer who could probably host a TV show if rock n' roll doesn't work out; Heathers make scrappy indie rock a la The Wedding Present (who they just might cover).

Syd tha Kyd, White Sea @ Baby's All Right
Interesting double bill at Baby's tonight with a set from Odd Future's Syd tha Kyd and another from White Sea, aka Morgan Kibby's (of M83) other band.

Fucked Up, Big Ups, In School @ Bowery Ballroom
Fucked Up's got a new album out, Glass Boys, which may be their closest yet to a straightforward rock record. But none of that should matter tonight because whether or not Fucked Up are at their most ambitious or just playing it straight, their live shows are a big, sweaty mess of a party. Both openers are good too.

Washed Out, Wunder Wunder @ Brooklyn Bowl
This official Governors Ball afterparty sounds like a chill, danceable evening with Portlandia themesters Washed Out's mellow beats.

Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, Braveyoung, DJ Gravves, Shaun Durkan (DJ
Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Gorilla Vs Bear and Forest Family are curating tonight's BKNB show featuring the clothing-optional dancepop of Ejecta, and Mississippi's under-appreciated Dent May. Free and all-ages.

Delay, Shellshag, Martha, Giant Peach @ Death by Audio
Great bill at DbA tonight with indie rock-leaning pop punks Delay, NYC DIY vets Shellshag, UK indie popsters Martha (who were a highlight of Popfest last weekend), and local indie rockers Giant Peach.

Salt-n-Pepa, Oxymorrons @ Highline Ballroom
Still with the original line-up, hip hop trio Salt n' Pepa should treat tonight's crowd to their stable of teriffic '80s and '90s hits like "Push It," "Whatta Man" and ""Let's Talk About Sex."

AlunaGeorge, Trippy Turtle @ Irving Plaza
AlunaGeorge may be best known for their contribution to Disclosure's "White Noise," but their Body Music LP has plenty of its own good material too.

R Stevie Moore, Jody, Xenia Rubinos, DONCHRISTIAN, Little Band of Sailors, Jimmy Whispers, Alta Vida, DJs JayTram, LeBlaze & Molent Death, Living Things, Rowan, VHVL @ Knockdown Center
A lot of artists on this show at Queens venue Knockdown Center, notably including home recording/lo-fi pioneer R Stevie Moore and eccentric singer/songwriter Xenia Rubinos.

Kayo Dot, Bent Knee @ Littlefield
Kayo Dot's experimental metal pulls from tons of genres outside of metal and makes for a very weird, but totally mesmerizing mix. Always a good live band.

Saintseneca, Memory Map @ Mercury Lounge
Saintseneca aren't drastically different from Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel and the like, but while all too many bands doing "indie folk" lately are taking the mainstreamized, Mumford-style approach, Saintseneca's DIY style is very appreciated.

James Blake (DJ set), 1-800-Dinosaur, Airhead, Dan Foat, Mr Assister @ Output
James Blake is now as much a singer/songwriter as he is an electronic producer or DJ, but it's worth remembering he's still very good at the latter.

Jucifer, cleanteeth, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer may only have two people, but from the stacks of amps the guitarist packs the stage with, they can still create a massive wall of sound.

Majical Cloudz, Dutch E Germ @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Canadian duo Majical Cloudz are getting ready to go on tour with Lorde -- a strange double bill for anyone who's seen their intense live performances. Here's a chance to see them in a much smaller setting than in the fall.

Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Sebastian Tamayo, Matrixxman @ Verboten
Good electronic bill at Verboten tonight with the hip hop-inspired Nosaj Thing, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.

Smokey Robinson @ Beacon Theatre
Singer of some of the best songs with "Tears" in the title -- among many other greats -- Smoky Robinson is a true legend.

Andrew Bird @ BAM
With a new album of Handsome Family covers out now, Andrew Bird plays tonight as part of BAM's RadioLoveFest. Of note, Tift Merritt (no slouch in her own right) is currently part of Bird's band.

Typefighter, Sega Genocide, Pow Wow!, Paper Fleet
DC's Typefighter recently put out their debut album, The End of Everything, which is full of catchy, distorted guitar rock.

Eric Duncan, JDH, Andrew Blancato @ Cameo
It's a FIXED party at Cameo with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and more.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Little Dragon at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Little Dragon

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

Graveyard, Bombus @ Webster Hall
Retro rockers Graveyard hearken back to the proto-metal hard rock riffs of the early '70s and they do justice to the era. Catch them melting faces at Webster Hall tonight.

Little Dragon @ Rough Trade
Little Dragon's agreeably chilled out new album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out on Tuesday but here's a chance to A) pick it up early then and B) see them in an intimate setting like this, ahead of their tour of big venues (like upcoming T5 shows in June). Buy the album to get a wristband for the show which starts at 2:30 PM.

of Montreal, Dream Tiger @ Le Poisson Rouge
You never fully know what to expect from pop weirdos of Montreal, other than the fact that it's going to be colorful, quite the spectacle, and quite the party. Tonight's show is sold out.

Beverly, Laila, The Suzan, Doble Pletina, FLOWN @ WITHOUT Fest at Frieze Art Fair
Currated by the fine folks at Tom Tom Magazine , the WITHOUT festival is run in tandem with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. Today's the last of four and happens outside the festival gates and is free.

R. Stevie Moore, Donovan Blanc, Murals @ Baby's All Right
Interesting diversity at Baby's tonight with the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, jangly NJ duo Donovan Blanc, and Louisville's Shins-y Murals.

Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
After the R. Stevie Moore show, it's a free performance from Ludwig Persik who makes fanciful, laptop pop.

Vulture Fest
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day  festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.

Heathered Pearls (live), Uumans, Yinka Pascal @ Glasslands
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn.Last year's debut LP, Loyal, released through Ghostly International is lush and transportive, which could make a nice way to ease out of the weekend.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Chris Cochrane's Collapsible Shoulder @ Rough Trade
Guitar great Marc Ribot has collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to John Zorn, but tonight he takes the lead with his own band, Ceramic Dog.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi @ The Panther Room
Portland's Shy Girls make the kind of indie-R&B that has been very in style since the breakout of artists like How to Dress Well (who he especially sounds like). Last night, he opened for Haim at the large Terminal 5 but tonight you can see him in the much smaller venue, The Panther Room (at Output).

Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey // Michelle Boule @ The Stone
It's the final night of NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee's Stone Residency with Craig Taborn & Tyshawn Torey at the 8 PM set and Michelle Boule at the 10 PM set.

Clean Girls, Fins, Exocomets @ Silent Barn
It's a night of noisy rock at Silent Barn, and if you're going to this show one band we recommend catching is Fins, who make messy post-hardcore that they recorded on an EP with Ben from The Men, who know a thing or two about messy post-hardcore.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

HAIM, Tennis @ Terminal 5
A modern blend of Fleetwood Mac and Wilson Phillips, HAIM just keep getting more popular. This is the second of two sold-out shows at T5.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

R. Stevie Moore at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
R Stevie Moore

Godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore is a legend of sorts among certain lo-fi fans (like Ariel Pink) with a ton of records (some of them really great) dating back to the late '60s. He plays around NYC a lot, and he's got two shows this weekend, both with another cult legend, Gary Wilson. In case you're unfamiliar, his bio on Stones Throw's website reads:

Gary Wilson emerged from New York's DIY movement with 1977's proto-New Wave masterpiece You Think You Really Know Me, an extraordinary record which has been known to suck unprepared new listeners in like a drug and never let go. Shortly after its limited release its creator simply vanished.

In the 25-year wake before he was found again, Gary's small-town opus had spread by word-of-mouth and indie radio to inspire a whole new generation of musicians and producers with his bizarre songs and personal musical vision. His cult following includes Beck, who shouts him out in "Where It's At (Two Turntables And A Microphone)", The Roots' ?uestlove, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and of course, Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf.

The shows happen TONIGHT (1/24) at Issue Project Room and Saturday (1/25) at Glasslands with DJ Dubious Luxury. Tickets for the IPR show and the Glasslands show are on sale now.

Gary's backing band The Blind Dates are in town from Austin to play these shows with him, and while they're here, they'll also play their own show as Jetu at Baby's All Right on Sunday (1/26) with Jupiter Boys and Dead Nights.

Check out some R Stevie Moore/Gary Wilson below...

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Delorean at Bowery Ballroom in 2010

Brendan Canning at Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brendan Canning

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ BAM
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally comes to NYC this week and this is the second of five shows here.

Delorean, Mas Ysa @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Spanish synthpop band Delorean may not be as buzzy as they were back in 2010 (which feels like way more than four years ago), but they're still making shiny, catchy tunes and tonight's show is sold out. NYC indie pop guy Mas Ysa opens.

Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene), White Hinterland @ Mercury Lounge
While Broken Social Scene is on hiatus, both co-founders are focusing on their solo projects, and tonight Brendan Canning finally makes his way to NYC after having to postpone his last tour. White Hinterland makes solid indie pop and is about to release her first album since 2010, Baby, on April 1 via Dead Oceans. You can listen to its new single, "Ring the Bell," below.

The Detroit Cobras, Nude Beach, The Above @ The Bell House
Detroit Cobras have been doing garage rock covers for about two decades now, and they'll bring the fun back to Brooklyn tonight. If you're going, get there early for Nude Beach, whose punky take on Elvis Costello-style power pop is pretty great.

French Horn Rebellion, Seasick Mama, Heavenly Beat, Pizza Underground @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This week's BKNB line-up is a well-curated bunch of '80s-leaning dance acts from the wispy psuedo-Swedish Heavenly Beat, the Miami Vice-style cod reggae of Rush Midnight, and the big hook party jams of French Horn Rebellion. Sandwiched in there as well are Macaulay Culkin's novelty VU tribute band, The Pizza Underground. Free.

Woodsman, Herbcraft, Fire Talk @ Mercury Lounge
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman are set to release their self-titled third album, on February 5. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Deke Dickerson, The Creepshow, Reformed Whores @ Irving Plaza
In the world of surf-rock, the Rev is a lengend, bringing a crazed twang to his raucous instrumentals and psychobilly freakouts.

Prurient, Azar Swan, Clay Rendering @ Saint Vitus
Dominick Fernow is a man of many sounds (and projects) in the worlds of noise, power electronics, and industrial, and tonight he brings his Prurient project (just days after releasing a noisy new single) to the black walls of Saint Vitus. Also don't miss the goth pop of Azar Swan and the post-industrialism of Clay Rendering (who are on Dominick's Hospital Productions label).

Damien Jurado, Courtney Marie Andrews @ Bowery Ballroom
You can pretty much always depend on Damien Jurado to deliver excellent indie folk songs, and his newest album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (out this week on Secretly Canadian) lives up to that promise.


Trust, Heathered Pearls (DJ), FJTRSPA (DJ), Creatures (DJ) @ Glasslands
Toronto resident Robert Alfons is Trust, for all intents and purposes, who makes sinister minimal synth. With a new album, Joyland, out in March expect lots of new stuff at the late show. Sold out.

DMX, Rakim, Naughty by Nature, EPMD, Brand Nubian, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, Black Sheep @ Radio City Music Hall
Tons of old school rap that needs no introduction at tonight's 'Masters of Ceremony' show at Radio City.

Travis Morrison, Jeff Rosenstock, Max Low, Patrick Salt Ryan @ The Grand Victory
The Dismemberment Plan may be active again, but frontman Travis Morrison still makes time for his solo project. And on the other hand, Bomb the Music Industry! may have just ended, but frontman Jeff Rosenstock isn't going anywhere, as he's playing solo tonight too.

R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson @ Issue Project Room
Godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore is guaranteed to put on a quirky show, but for some (especially those who like Ariel Pink), he'll likely be very inspiring too. Meanwhile, fellow cult legend Gary Wilson was making ahead-of-its-time new wave in the '70s and has also made fans of newer musicians like Beck and Questlove.

Andrew Cedermark, Tape Deck Mountain, Tiger Dare @ Glasslands
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

North Highlands, Black Girls, Arms, Fasano @ Death By Audio
Superior locals North Highlands and Arms highlight this show which also features Richmond Virginia's Black Girls (stream their album below).

EL-P, The BOTS @ Converse Rubber Tracks
To celebrate the culmination of Converse Rubber Tracks' creative workshops, rapper El-P and rock duo The Bots play this final concert, which is free but you had to enter via Converse for a chance to get in.

JD Samson & MEN, Bright Light Bright Light @ Littlefield
Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin is probably the most talked-about post-Le Tigre project at the moment, but if you were into Le Tigre's dancey, passionate jams, JD Samson's band MEN continues to provide those. This show is a benefit for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, "which provides empowerment, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ youth in New York and New Jersey."

Darlings, The Doozies, Island Twins, Sundelles @ Shea Stadium
Darlings, who make crunchy/catchy indie rock, curated this bill, "handpicked for maximum good times."

Tournament, Liquor Store, Moon Dudes, Giggly Boys @ Legion Bar
There's some solid local punk at Legion tonight with the melodic aggression of Tournament and the garage rock leanings of Liquor Store.

Old Cole Younger, Beach Party, DJ Tennessee Thomas @ Baby's All Right
Cole Alexander of The Black Lips is in NYC tonight with his Old Cole Younger project (ahead of his band's upcoming tour) and LA garage punks Beach Party are on the bill too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Neutral Milk Hotel, Delorean, Trust, Brendan Canning, White Hinterland, Damien Jurado & more)"


Tickets to see Rhye at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Blood Orange at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Hold Steady at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Warpaint at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the BV-presented Metronomy show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Dum Dum Girls and Blouse at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tokyo Police Club are playing Webster Hall on May 15. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.

Tickets to see Nick Waterhouse at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

San Fermin are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.

Tickets to see Public Service Broadcasting at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see CHVRCHES at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

GZA is playing Best Buy Theater on January 18 with Datsik. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

MEN, the post-Le Tigre project of JD Samson, are playing Knitting Factory on Saturday (12/14) (moved from Rough Trade) with Tippy Toes and Colin Self. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Connan Mockasin's show that would have been at Rough Trade (1/10) has been moved to Glasslands. Arp is also opening and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for his Mercury Lounge show are still available.

Tickets to the Eagulls shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Lost In The Trees and All Tiny Creatures at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Typhoon at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Maria Minerva and Co La are playing 285 Kent on December 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Destruction Unit show at Saint Vitus (moved from 1/11 to 1/10) are on sale now.

Crazy Spirit, Glue, CREEM, and Chain Rank are playing Acheron on December 23. Tickets for this punk show are on sale now.

X-Ray Eyeballs, Battletorn, Concrete Cross, and Call of the Wild are playing Acheron on February 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Andrew Cedermark, Tape Deck Mountain, and Tiger Dare are playing Glasslands on January 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, and DJ Dubious Luxury play Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tiga is playing Output on December 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Neon Indian DJs Cameo on January 3 along with DJ sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta, Airbird) and Heathered Pearls. Tickets for 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.


Tickets to see Arctic Monkeys and Deerhunter at Madison Square Garden go on sale today at 9 AM.

Tickets to the Dropkick Murphys and Lucero shows at The Paramount and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively. You can also still get tickets to Lucero's Terminal 5 show tonight (11/8) with Titus Andronicus and The Menzingers.

Tickets to see Mogwai at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Patti Smith at The Space at Westbury go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Tegan & Sara at Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ida Maria at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Lanterns On the Lake shows at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Courtney Barnett at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

There's a bunch of other shows happening at the new Rough Trade NYC venue, including Jagwar Ma, DIIV, Shabazz Palaces, Arthur Beatrice and more. Tickets to all of those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Weekend and Nothing at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Fielded are playing Glasslands on December 14. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson are playing Glasslands on January 25. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Baths at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Smiff n Wessun show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see White Denim at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Steve Earle at The Space at Westbury go on sale today at noon.

Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular is happening at The Capitol Theatre on December 7. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Children of Bodom and Tyr are playing Irving Plaza on March 28 and 29. Tickets, including a 2-day pass option, 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.

by Andrew Sacher

Cretin Stompers

As discussed, former Reatards/Wavves member Billy Hayes, current Wavves member Alex Gates, and R. Stevie Moore collaborator BIG MUFF have formed the new garage rock trio Cretin Stompers. The band have since signed to HoZac Records (once home to Black Lips and Dum Dum Girls), who will release their debut LP, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, this fall/winter. The psychedelic video for the first single, "Eye of the Storm," makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, along with the album artwork (which the band say was "contributed personally" by William Eggleston, whose work has graced the covers of Big Star's Radio City and Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American) and tracklist, below.

The band don't have a tour scheduled yet, but Alex will be in NYC soon when Wavves' tour with King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys hits Irving Plaza on October 3. Tickets for that show are still available.

Video, artwork, and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Wavves-related Cretin Stompers announce album on HoZac (watch the new video)"

James Chance w/ Kim Gordon at 'Round Robin Duets' (more by Greg Cristman)
James Chance

No wave legend James Chance continues to play around his hometown of NYC a good amount, and he'll be returning to Manhattan venue Le Poisson Rouge on July 6 for a particularly interesting show. It's billed as James Chance & the Contortions, and for this show the Contortions lineup will include Richard Hell & the Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian. The rest of the lineup is pretty great too, including Sal P of Liquid Liquid, lo-fi godfather R. Stevie Moore, and Endless Boogie. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

In the above picture from the Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets, James is pictured with Kim Gordon, who plays NYC tonight (6/13) at Saint Vitus as one half of her Body/Head duo with Bill Nace. It's part of the Pitchfork Northside Showcase which also includes Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, Majical Cloudz, and Foreplay (sold out, but if you got a badge, get there early and try to get in).

Check out a recent live video below...

Continue reading "James Chance & Ivan Julian playing w/ Sal P of Liquid Liquid, R. Stevie Moore & Endless Boogie"

R. Stevie Moore at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
R. Stevie Moore

Prolific lo-fi wizard R. Stevie Moore is on his self-dubbed "Never Ending World Tour" (appropriate for a man with a never ending discography), and after having recently wrapped up a West Coast run, he's been taking a short break before he heads to Europe later this month. But right before he leaves, he'll squeeze a NYC show in at Glasslands on April 15 with past tourmates Tropical Ooze, along with Total Slacker and a DJ set from Cassie Ramone. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Last month, R. Stevie's 61-track collaborative album with Ariel Pink, which came out digitally in 2012, was given a vinyl release in Japan, but they'll ship it to any country (it's also an abridged version because all 61 songs wouldn't fit on vinyl).

All dates are listed, along with a stream of that album, below...

Continue reading "R. Stevie Moore playing Glasslands w/ Total Slacker & Tropical Ooze before European tour (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Kendrick Lamar

FACT is still one of the best sources for cutting edge electronic music, and I always look forward to their top 50 albums of the year list, which they've just published for 2012. As usual, it doesn't only contain electronic albums.

This year's list has a good deal of indie rap (Haleek Maul, Schoolboy Q, Le1f, Main Attrakionz, Spaceghostpurrp) and it's the only non-metal list I've seen so far with Black Breath's Sentenced to Life (!). And of course, to compliment the dancefloor records, it's got its fair share of electronic-tinged indie pop, forward thinking R&B, and outsider experimental music.

Check out the full list below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore @ Webster Hall - 9/14/2012
Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, complete with R. Stevie Moore in tow, brought its current headlining tour in support of "Mature Themes" to Webster Hall in NYC Friday night (9/14). TEEN and BODYGUARD opened the show which is pictured in this post.

The somewhat unofficial afterparty happened afterwards at 285 Kent, and despite unofficial confirmations and strong rumors, Ariel Pink apparently never confirmed he would play 285 Kent, and he didn't. However, Webster Hall opener Bodyguard (James Ferraro) did play along with rumored secret guest Holy Other (who opened for Amon Tobin at Hammerstein Ballroom earlier in the night) and secret guests and Pink associates Geneva Jacuzzi and R. Stevie Moore (whose set started around 3:45am).

More pictures from Webster Hall, including one of Ariel's pre-encore setlist, below...

Continue reading "Ariel Pink played Webster Hall (but not 285 Kent) with R. Stevie Moore, Bodyguard & TEEN (pics)"


Tickets for The xx show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Yeasayer show at Central Park go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Walkmen's small show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

American NIghtmare's 7/22 show at Webster Hall sold out almost immediately yesterday and they added another one, which happens on 7/20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Polica show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Ava Luna is playing Mercury Lounge on August 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Gaslight Anthem show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Vaccines shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sonny & the Sunsets show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show went on sale at 7 AM.

Tickets for the Field Report show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Supreme Cuts are playing a record release show for Whispers in the Dark at Glasslands on July 20 with The-Drum and Sich Mang. Tickets for that show are on sale.

When we first mentioned the Gotye show at Williamsburg Park with Zammuto, tickets were set to go on sale Friday, June 8 at noon. Tickets will now go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 AM. Gotye's Radio City show goes on sale June 8 at 10 Am as well.

DIIV was added as an opener to the Best Coast show at Terminal 5 with Those Darlins. Tickets for that show are still available.

R. Stevie Moore and Andrew Cedermark were added as openers to the Real Estate show at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets are still available for the tUnE-yArDs show at Terminal 5 tonight.

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R Stevie Moore at SUNY Purchase in 2011 (more by Kellyann Petry)
R Stevie Moore

Inhumanly prolific "godfather of home recording" R. Stevie Moore will be in NYC this weekend for a show at Cake Shop on Sunday (5/6) with The Pendulum Swings and Ry Crane. He'll be performing with a full band featuring members of Supercute! (who feature a member of the Trachtenberg Slideshow Players).

This past February, R. Stevie Moore released Ku Klux Glam, a 61-track collaborative album with Ariel Pink. The whole album is available to stream on bandcamp. You can also download it for $27 or order the double CDR at his website for $25. A 19-track version is available on iTunes. A double LP is coming soon. Theophilus London is thanked in the liner notes.

All dates, album artwork and tracklist below...

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photos by Kellyann Petry, words by Andrew Sacher

R. Stevie Moore @ Culture Shock
R. Stevie Moore

Back in April, R. Stevie Moore hosted and performed at SUNY Purchase Culture Shock 2011. His set was easily the most anticipated performance of the entire festival. Looking around the audience, I could see by the expressions on people's faces that many were watching one of their heroes perform, and even more had no idea what they were watching. Nevertheless, everyone there was digging the experience of R. Stevie Moore's confidently quirky repertoire. It was clear from Moore's on-stage demeanor that he couldn't have been happier to be performing these songs too. Pictures from that show are in this post.

We've announced that R. Stevie Moore is opening for Ariel Pink on June 2 at Irving Plaza, and also in the process of raising money for his tour. He must have been successful because R. Stevie Moore and Tropical Ooze (who also play as his backing band) have dates booked through July including June 12 at The Bell House with Johnny Corndawg and Lost Boy. Tickets for the Brooklyn gig are on sale.

Fellow Kickstarter enthusiast Jonny Corndawg meanwhile can be found at Mercury Lounge on June 1st. He shares a Rocks Off-presented wacky bill with Danjaboots V1.1 (Feat Scott Metzger & SzufDaddy), Roger Alan Wade (of Jackass), and a mysterious "Cobraman".

More pictures from Culture Shock and all tour dates below...

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by Marley Lynch

R. Stevie Moore @ Knitting Factory in 2007 (by Leia Jospe)
R Stevie Moore

Talk about eccentric. R. Stevie Moore opened his show at Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery on April 14th wearing a white linen suit over a short-sleeved hoodie imprinted with neon skulls, rubbing a towel over his belligerent grey hair and moaning wordlessly into the microphone. And it only got weirder from there.

Fans who came to see the 59-year old original seemed to know what to expect. They danced to his experimental songs, laughed nervously at his semi-articulate digressions, and played along with his rambunctious antics. Indeed, they seemed pleased with Moore's delivery of his pop, punk and prog rock songs, which were backed by attractive Brooklyn band Tropical Ooze. Instead of being just plain bizarre, the concert was ultimately mesmerizing and inimitable; it offered a window into Moore's mysterious world, the man hailed as the "Godfather of Home Recording" who remains lamentably unrecognized.

The son of Bob Moore, revered session bassist who played with the likes of Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline, Moore Jr. grew up in Nashville and learned to play the guitar, piano, bass, and drums as a teenager. This self-sufficient method also extends to his production - the DIY stalwart writes, plays, records and mixes all of his music. He has now released over 400 genre-crossing records over a course of 32 years. Can you say prolific? If you'd like to delve into this indefatigable music catalogue, you can find it on a variety of domestic and international indie labels, as well as much that was released through Moore's own Cassette Club which then became the CDR Club.

Moore's releases are enough to send any record store employee into a head-scratching frenzy - what bin should they be placed in? This question is simply impossible to answer as his music captures an incredible range of styles and influences. Present are the sounds of the Beatles, Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, 10cc, Talking Heads and the Ramones. Moore is also a lo-fi movement pioneer, long before it became popularized by bands such as Pavement and Guided by Voices.

The tightness of last week's performance is even more impressive when you consider the diverse and formidable material Tropical Ooze was faced with learning (also keep in mind the challenges of working with a musician as idiosyncratic as Moore). On "Irony," an appealing, poppy song, his characteristically nasal falsetto was expertly backed by T'Ooze's gentle guitar twangs and melodic keyboard strokes to create a funky, danceable groove.

Towards the end of the show, Moore stormed offstage along with his band, only to return on his own - "totally unrehearsed the way you like," he assured his audience with a creepy giggle. Tenderly fondling his guitar, which was covered with a peeling sticker of the Virgin Mary, he delivered a solo acoustic session. His diffidence was only betrayed by his wailing lyrics: "Mama I'm at the top of my game // They all in the palm of my hand // What do I do now?"

If you did not catch him at Cameo, Moore will be back in the Big Apple on June 2nd to open for Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. He is currently raising money for a world tour, so curious non-New Yorkers (as well as NYC dwellers) should donate at his Kickstarter Campaign to be sure to take advantage of his rare forays out of the recording studio (also known as his living room). His value as a live performer is seriously underrated, and he definitely doesn't leave his audience bored.


We announced tentative R. Stevie Moore June/July tour dates in March, and those dates are still tentative. In fact, Stevie is raising money to help make them happen via Kickstarter. He says:

This past January, Kickstarter nation helped get R. Stevie out of the house and into the studio. With the FANtastic momentum, R. Stevie is looking now to get out of the studio and into to your town!

He will be joined in his crusade by bad boy Brooklyn backing band Tropical Ooze and documentary filmmakers Jon Demiglio and Tricia Gray.

Meanwhile, Tropical Ooze will back Stevie for the first time live TONIGHT, 4/14, at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn. Tropical Ooze will also open, along with Purchase, NY's BIG MUFF. You might consider it a warm up show for his hosting gig at SUNY Purchase's Culture Shock festival this weekend.

Kickstarter tour video and more info below...

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by Andrew Sacher

R Stevie Moore

The godfather of home recording, R. Stevie Moore, who recently moved back to his hometown -- Nashville, Tennessee, has announced his first ever American tour. He's coordinating the tour with Ariel Pink (who cites Moore as a friend and mentor) (though it's not clear if Ariel is playing any of the dates) and his booking agents. Moore will be backed on tour by the 3-piece band, Tropical Ooze. The cities and dates for the tour are still tentative, but R. Stevie Moore plans to start his tour in NYC on 6/19 and end in Brooklyn on 7/14. His Chicago date is 6/23 which means he won't be at the Pitchfork Festival though Ariel Pink will be. More details to come, but the full list of dates is below.

In addition to the tour, R. Stevie Moore is also performing at and hosting SUNY Purchase's annual Culture Shock Festival on April 15/16. This is the first time in Culture Shock history that the event is featuring a guest host. The full Culture Shock lineup hasn't been announced yet, but it has been announced that the side stage will be headlined by emo revivalists Algernon Cadwallder on Friday (4/15) and the breezy Long Island duo Small Black on Saturday (4/16).

Meanwhile R. Stevie Moore is working on a new album that he funded/is funding through Kickstarter. You can still donate if you want though he's already reached his goal, started recording and released a song. Listen to that song, watch his Kickstarter video and check out all dates (cities and dates only), below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADStandard Fare - Dancing (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Standard Fare - Fifteen (MP3)

Standard Fare
Standard Fare

Sheffield, UK's jangly pop trio Standard Fare are heading to Athens Popfest (Aug 10 - 14) and are making the most of their trip with an East Coast tour of the States. They'll play Bruar Falls on August 5 and Mondo! at Don Hill's on August 6. Standard Fare's The Noyelle Beat (out now in America on Bar/None) is one of the best indiepop records of the year (along with Allo Darlin's debut). Cute, romantic, but with some muscle in there too. You can download a couple tracks from it above. You should also watch the new video for their great single "Philadelphia" at the bottom of this post.

Maybe you saw them back in March? They are fun (and funny) live too. Don't miss 'em.

Athens Popfest, which took last year off, is back with a strong line-up that, along with Standard Fare, includes The Wedding Present, Mission of Burma, BOAT, Apples in Stereo, Rose Melberg, Dream Diary, Gold-Bears, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and about 30 more.

All Standard Fare dates below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round & Round (MP3)

"Ariel Pink completely obliterating to the max at mercury lounge! and being wasted on top of that is a plus plus pus." - Neon Indian

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

"How long does it take for an indie rocker to become a musical granddaddy? About five years.

In 2004 the Brooklyn band Animal Collective -- nearly granddaddies themselves at that time -- introduced a musical prankster from Los Angeles called ARIEL PINK (real name: Ariel Rosenberg). His albums, credited to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, were a hazy mess, from the layers of cruddy tape hiss to the way the songs seemed to absorb chunks from other songs, like a radio tuning in random stations. Somewhere beneath all this interference shone nuggets of nostalgic pop.

Flash forward to 2009, as music blogs alighted with a wave of new acts like Neon Indian, Washed Out and Memory Tapes that used clouds of reverb to distort 1980s-esque electronic pop. (Think Depeche Mode, underwater.) These bands were alternately identified as chillwave or glo-fi, but they were following a trail first laid by Ariel Pink." [NY Times]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti played a one-off gig filled with press, recognizable indie musicians (like Neon Indian) and those lucky enough to score a ticket in time, at Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (5/4). The intimate show came a full month before their highly anticipated record, Before Today, is officially released by 4AD (MP3 re-posted above).

The always-interesting R Stevie Moore ("one of Mr. Pink's personal heroes") opened the Mercury Lounge show where Billy Jones reports that "Bright Lit Blues Skies was great but Ariel Pink didn't play the last chorus, outro to Round and Round. Kind of a dick move."

If you want to see Ariel, actual touring kicks off June 8th in Paris, and then again on July 9th in LA. The next NYC show is at the much larger Irving Plaza on July 24th and tickets are on sale (on a related note, Memory Tapes play MHOW this summer, and Washed out play The Bell House tonight).

More pictures and a video from the Mercury Lounge show, and a video of Ariel Pink sort of performing "Round & Round" recently for Viva Radio, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round & Round (MP3)

Ariel Pink

The NYC Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti show set for May 4th at Mercury Lounge is sold out. Have no fear - there's a full North American tour coming this summer. Pearl Harbor and True Panther Sound's Magic Kids open the tour (the Merc Lounge show is opened by R. Stevie Moore). The tour comes to NYC's Irving Plaza on July 24th. Tickets TBA.

Ariel Pink's first record on 4AD, Before Today, comes out June 8th. The song "Round & Round" is reposted above, and will be out as a limited edition 7" (with "Mistaken Wedding" on the b side) and digital download single on April 26th. His band consists of Tim Koh (bass/vocals), Kenny Gilmore (guitar/vocals) and Aaron Sperske (drums/vocals). Before their North American tour, they'll play Europe in June. All tour dates and Before Today's tracklist are below...

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R Stevie Moore

R. Stevie Moore will be performing at Cake Shop in NYC every Tuesday this month. That includes tonight (May 6, 2008) with Half Handed Cloud (Asthmatic Kitty) and next week (May 13) with Double Wonderful. The May 13th show is being presented by the Anton Kern Gallery, Bridget Finn and David Schrigley in conjunction with the David Shrigley exhibition that will be running at the Anton Kern Gallery from May 15-June 21. More info on the May residency at Cake Shop's website.

R. Stevie Moore recently performed at another David Shrigley party in NYC too.

Check out a 1980 video of R Stevie Moore on the Uncle Floyd show, below....

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