Entries tagged with: RVIVR
by Andrew Sacher
Yesterday, we posted about a cancer benefit happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on August 16 with Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako and Tender Defender (tickets). As BV readers probably know, we talk about those first three bands a lot around here, but Tender Defender are a new band that the show flyer billed as "new Latterman." Now we have more details, and it turns out that description couldn't be more accurate.
Tender Defender is a trio of musicians who were all in Latterman -- Phil Douglas (now also of Iron Chic), Mattie Canino (now also of RVIVR) and Pat Schramm (now also of Bridge & Tunnel) -- and they sound... exactly like Latterman! (And also like Iron Chic and RVIVR.) That's a good thing of course. Latterman were one of those bands who were never too popular but always had a devoted fanbase, and it's safe to say they're sorely missed.
Tender Defender's debut mini-LP is coming in late 2015 on Dead Broke Rekerds (the label run by Phil's Iron Chic bandmate Mike Bruno), and its first single "Hello Dirt" is out now. Listen below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.
Make Music New York's Punk Island returns for its eighth year on June 21st, with nearly 100 punk bands, from as far away as the Philippines to as near as the East Village, all gathering on a Staten Island pier - just steps away from the Ferry Terminal -- for a day-long punk experience.The show goes from 10 AM to 9 AM, and later that night RVIVR play Palisades with War on Women (tickets). Full Punk Island 2015 lineup below...
For ten hours, bands including RVIVR, Disaster Strikes, Rum Rebellion, and InCircles will be playing with a whirlwind of punks from all over representing every facet of the punk musical spectrum.
photo: RVIVR at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Two socially conscious punk bands, RVIVR and War on Women, are playing shows with Propagandhi again, coming to upstate NY and Portland, ME in June.
Right after those shows, RVIVR and War on Women will play a small Brooklyn show together at Palisades on June 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
War on Women released their new self-titled album this past February on Bridge Nine Records. They have other dates too, which are listed, along with the video for "Glass City" from that LP, a stream of Propagandhi's "Failed States" and the video for RVIVR's "Goodbyes," below...
In addition to being National Metal Day, it's also Veteran's Day and in honor of that Anti-Flag's label A-F Records is premiering a stream of their new compilation, This Concerns Everyone, which will benefit the Right To Heal Campaign. That campaign "is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women's Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq."
The compilation includes live and studio recordings of both covers and originals from Hot Water Music co-frontman Chris Wollard, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Saves the Day singer Chris Conley (covering Sam Cooke), Chumped singer Anika Pyle, RVIVR singer Erica Freas, Fake Problems singer Chris Farren (covering Rodriguez), War on Women members Shawna Potter & Brooks Harlan, Strike Anywhere singer Thomas Barnett, Rise Against singer Tim Mcllrath (covering Guns N Roses), Roger Harvey (covering Phil Ochs), two Anti-Flag members (one covering Pete Seeger, one covering Woody Guthrie), and more.
The compilation comes out next week (11/18) and can be pre-ordered now. Stream it in full below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
RVIVR / Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus - 9/30/14
RVIVR brought their tour to NYC for two shows this week in support of their new Bicker and Breathe EP, Shea Stadium on Monday (9/29) and Saint Vitus last night (9/30), where they were joined by Aye Nako, Shellshag and Slingshot Dakota. Having seen the two local bands on the bill before, of the openers I was most excited to catch Bethlehem, PA's Slingshot Dakota who I'd somehow gone this long without seeing and hope to continue remedying that. Unfortunately I only caught their last three songs (but they mentioned that they opened with a Promise Ring cover), but from what I did see they sounded excellent. Singer/keyboardist Carly Comando is a hugely energetic performer and for a band that could be seen as temperate indie pop, drummer Tom Patterson pounds the hell out of those skins like he's in a way more aggressive band. It's a great mix.
Shellshag followed with their usual eccentricities, each member standing opposite each other across their homemade speaker/light show/mic stand box. They sounded great as always. As did Aye Nako, who took the opportunity to play a couple new songs which sounded good. You can catch them again soon with Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz.
Not sure if it ever sold out, but it really packed in for RVIVR's headlining set, and just about everyone there (band and audience included) looked like they were in the best mood. I'm not even the most familiar with all of RVIVR's music, but it was undeniable how great that show was. It's super tight, super powerful pop punk done just about as well as you could ask for, and the good vibes going back and forth between the crowd and band all night were so genuine. At one point they dedicated a song to the freaks and to queer love, and were met with huge cheers. Later on they dedicated another song to feminism and equality, and once again the whole place applauded. At one point, Mattie Canino broke a string and when he went to fix it and someone yelled out something like "it's not punk to fix strings!" he said, "It is punk to fix strings, we're changing it. Just like we're changing it so it's not punk to hurt people at shows. Punk is ours, and we can change it." They didn't directly say if that had anything to do with Joyce Manor's anti-stage diving stance, but given all the recent talk about it, it felt like an even more powerful sentiment than it would usually be.
More pictures of all four bands from Saint Vitus, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Olympia's RVIVR, one of the many ex-Latterman bands and one who are known equally for their catchy pop punk and their fight against sexism, put out a new EP earlier this month via Rumbletown Records called Bicker and Breathe. If you were a fan of its predecessor, last year's The Beauty Between, you'll dig this one too. Stream it below.
RVIVR are also about to go on a European tour, but first they'll stop off in Brooklyn for two shows, both of which have great openers. First, they'll play Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium on September 29 with Columbus, OH's Pretty Pretty and NYC's Even Hand (who were great opening for Swearin' earlier this year). Then they'll play the slightly larger Saint Vitus on September 30 with local greats Aye Nako, the long-running Shellshag, and Bethlehem, PA's underrated Slingshot Dakota. Tickets for Shea and Vitus are on sale now. All RVIVR dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, right before those shows you can catch Shellshag and Pretty Pretty together at Death by Audio on September 27. That also includes Crow Bait (who share a member with ex-Latterman band Iron Chic) and is part of their tour with Seattle's Murmurs. Brooklyn's Magnets are on the bill too.
That Crow Bait tour kicks off with a Long Island show on September 25 at The Wood Shop which also includes Iron Chic and Even Hand, plus it's the first show in 18 years from early '90s Long Island indie/punk/emo band GreenSleep, and includes the Defiance Ohio-related Purple 7. GreenSleep put out their first new music since 1995 this year. Stream that, alongside their '95 LP, below. All dates on the Crow Bait tour are also listed below.
List of RVIVR dates, Crow Bait dates, and those streams, below...
UPDATE: PASSWORD HERE.
Propagandhi at Highline Ballroom in 2009 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Canadian skate punks-turned-thrashers Propagandhi have announced another North American tour in support of 2012's Failed States, amazingly dubbed "Failed States: American Re-Assault Revisited (Again) Pt. 2 The Sequel." The band, who are known for railing against racism, sexism, homophobia, etc, will be taking out two bands with similar agendas, RVIVR and War on Women. The tour hits NYC on August 17 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/20) at 10 AM with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (6/19) at 10 AM. Check back here that morning for the password.
UPDATE: PASSWORD HERE.
All dates are listed, with videos of all three bands, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Shellshag at Death by Audio - 6/6/14 (via)
Florida's multi-venue punk fest The Fest has added even more bands to its 2014 lineup including 7 Seconds (who are touring), Shellshag, Single Mothers, RVIVR, Pet Symmetry, Only Crime and more. Full list of additions below. Previously announced names include Descendents, Lifetime, Paint It Black, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Melvins, United Nations, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Into It Over It, Circle Takes the Square and many, many more. Passes are still available.
We just caught Shellshag in their hometown of NYC as the local representation on this past Friday's (6/6) Death by Audio stop of Martha (UK) and Delay's (Ohio) ongoing tour. Shellshag and their eccentric setup (if you haven't seen them, the duo face each other while Shag drums standing up and Shell plays guitar through a multi-color light-up speaker) were great as always. They debuted a new song and also covered Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," which you can watch a clip of, below. Shellshag return to Death by Audio this Friday (6/13) with Benny the Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact and Dogjaw.
Delay were another highlight of that show, with a punky set in the Thermals/Superchunk vein (high-energy stage show too). You can now stream their new album, Circle Change (out via Salinas), in its entirety below. Recommended.
List of Fest additions and Shellshag video also below...
NIN @ Lollapalooza 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Nine Inch Nails, Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Barclays Center
Trent Reznor and crew released their first NiN record in five years and their tour with equally intense openers Godspeed are in the NY area for two shows, this being the first.
Luke Temple, Celestial Shore @ Le Poisson Rouge
He was a solo artist before starting Here We Go Magic and Luke Temple has a new solo record, Good Mood Fool, out this week. You can check out the video for the single "Florida" below. Tonight he celebrates at LPR with openers Celestial Shore.
RVIVR, Slice Harvester, Marvin Berry and The New Sound @ Cake Shop
Olympia pop punks RVIVR came to NYC for a show last night at Acheron with Iron Chic and Nude Beach, and tonight they're sticking around to headline their own show at Cake Shop.
Deltron 3000 @ Highline Ballroom
Deltron 3030 are officially back in action, and the great alternative hip hop collective are now touring with backing from orchestra, which should make this different from your average rap show. This is their second show in the area after last week's Brooklyn Bowl show.
Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Baron Vaughn, Damien Lemon, Kiran Deol, and Nore Davis are tonight's guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show.
Those Darlins, Gambles @ Mercury Lounge
Tennessee's Those Darlins started off making '70s Loretta Lynn style country but quickly grew beyond those constraints. Their third album, Blur The Line, adds a little glitter to the mix, making for sleek, snarly rock.
Quasi, Jeffrey Lewis @ Mercury Lounge
Long-running indie duo of Sam Combes and Janet Weiss bring their organ and drums to Knitting Factory tonight, their second of two shows in NYC with tourmate Jeffrey Lewis.
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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by Andrew Sacher
Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Long Island punks Iron Chic have opened NYC shows for Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, and most recently that secret Saves the Day show at Saint Vitus, and if the melodic punk of those bands appeals to you, there's a good chance "Sounds Like A Pretty Brutal Murder," the first single off Iron Chic's forthcoming LP, The Constant One, will too. It's upliftingly anthemic with "you can keep tomorrow, after tonight we're not gonna need it" levels of live-fast/worry about the rest later slogans that sound destined to be shouted by a club of sweaty kids with half-empty beers flying everywhere.
As discussed, Iron Chic have some upcoming shows, including one in Brooklyn on October 13 at Acheron with RVIVR, Nude Beach (who just opened our BV-curated Bouncing Souls show), and Giant Peach (tickets). They play another NYC show opening for Kill Your Idols at Santos on 11/30, the second of two nights at the venue for KYI (tickets).
Iron Chic also have a few upcoming Long Island shows. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...
NOFX at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Cali skate punks NOFX have announced a US tour which will go down this fall and hit NYC on November 30 at Irving Plaza. Support at that show, and a few of the other Northeast dates, comes from The F.U.'s and Implants. Tickets for that show are currently on Citi Cardmember, Live Nation (password: "HOB20") and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") presales, and the general on-sale begins Friday (9/13) at 10 AM. All tour dates are listed below.
As discussed, NOFX frontman Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords are doing their official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Good Riddance and Western Addiction reunions, plus sets from The Flatliners and Brooklyn/NJ surf punks Night Birds. That same lineup (minus The Flatlieners) goes on a Rocks Off Cruise (10/19) the next day. Tickets for both shows are still available.
You can also catch Western Addiction at a smaller, sweatier show when they play Acheron on October 20 with Eric Davidson's (of New Bomb Turks) band Livids and Brooklyn punks Weird Womb. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Western Addiction's only full length album was 2005's Cognicide, which you can stream on Spotify.
Another good punk show at Acheron is Iron Chic, RVIVR, Nude Beach, and Giant Peach on October 13. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, you can also catch Long Island's Iron Chic in NYC when they open for Kill Your Idols at Santos Party House on November 30, with Concrete Cross and Bad Side also on the bill. That's Kill Your Idols' second show at the venue after the previously discussed November 29 date with Crime In Stereo and Altered Boys. Tickets for both nights are still available.
Boston punk fans may be interested in knowing that Dropkick Murphys have announced their hometown St. Patrick's Day shows, which include five shows at House of Blues from March 13-16. Tickets for all five shows go on sale Saturday (9/14) at 10 AM.
Don't forget that The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are doing their Hometown Throwdown at the same venue in December.
As mentioned in our last punk roundup, The Casualties are doing some shows in Long Island and NJ this week. Since that post, they've also announced a show happening in Coney Island on Sunday (9/15) at Sideshows By The Seashore (1208 Surf Ave at the corner of Surf and W. 12th). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Bowery Electric is also hosting the 'Carry On Band Series,' as part of the CBGB Festival, on October 10 (6 PM - 2 AM) with tons of punk legends like Cheetah Chrome, Lydia Lynch, RIchard Lloyd, Syl Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, The Waldos, Glen Matlock, Tuff Darts, Faith, Andy Shernoff and many more. Tickets for that are on sale now.
You can find more punk shows HERE. What else?
All lists of dates below...
Shellshag at Don Giovanni 2013 Showcase (more by Caroline Harrison)
Brooklyn duo Shellshag, who recorded the track, "Green Vapors," with Screaming Females for their Chalk Tape, will release their new album, Shellshag Forever, on April 16 via Don Giovanni. The album features the track, "Face to Face," which Shellshag performed an acoustic version of for the BrooklynVegan 'Green Room Sessions', and you can stream the punky studio version below. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist.
As usual, Shellshag have a number of upcoming local (and some non-local) shows. Most excitingly, they'll share a bill with Screaming Females on April 20 at Maxwell's, which hopefully means they'll collaborate on stage during "Green Vapors." The rest of that show's lineup is great too, including Swearin' (who play Indie Pop Prom tonight [2/28]) Hilly Eye, and Great Thunder (the project of Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and her boyfriend/Swearin' bassist Keith Spencer). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Shellshag's other local dates include Friday (3/1) at Lulu's (113 Franklin St), March 11 at Acheron with Pity Party, March 21 at Silent Barn with Extra Feeler, and April 13 at Union Pool with RVIVR, Dogjaw, and Extra Feeler. Advance tickets for the Union Pool show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream, album art and tracklist, below...
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.