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photo: Delicate Steve @ Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by David Andrako)
Delicate Steve

Waking Windows Music & Arts Festival happens this weekend (May 1-3) in Winooski, VT, featuring over 100 music acts and comedians at 11 different venues in the city's downtown area. Artists include King Tuff, Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Tops, J Fernandez, Javelin, O'death, William Tyler and more. Think of it as New England's Northside Fest (or SXSW, MusicFestNW, etc). Tickets and passes are on sale. Full lineup is listed below.

Delicate Steve, who played Brooklyn Bowl last week, will be performing at Soho's Moscot Gallery on May 7 as part of their "Live from the Shop" series. It's a free show with complimentary beer/wine for those 21+ but you do need to RSVP.

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photo: Panda Bear at Warsaw in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1
Panda Bear's new solo album is yet another excellent batch of songs from the Animal Collective, not sounding too much like its predecessors but not abandoning his Brian-Wilson-on-even-more-acid style either. He celebrates it at this show with visuals by frequent collaborator Danny Perez. If you can't make it, you can stream it live via Boiler Room. 3:30 PM start.

Psychedelic Furs, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Madeliene Peyroux, Sarah Slean @ Highline Ballroom
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Dr. Dog, Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 3 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers, and tonight it's Elvis Perkins, whose upcoming album sounds like he'll be embracing his softer folky side. Sold out.

Steve Gunn, Dom Flemons, Alex Calder, DJs Jake B & Jesse Rosoff @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade is celebrating it's first birthday with this free afternoon show headlined by Vurt Vile associate Steve Gunn, and new Captured Tracks signee (and former Mac DeMarco bandmate) Alex Calder. Doors are at 2:30 PM with the show at 3 PM.

Trophy Scars, I Revere, Disparager, Husbandry, Graves @ Coco66
Trophy Scars have shifted from a post-hardcore band to a progressive rock band with Tom Waits-ian vocals. Whichever mode they're in, it's super interesting stuff.

Sadaf, Arto Lindsay/Sam Hillmer Duo, Michael Beharie, Patrick Higgins, Das Audit @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay wraps up his two-night stand at Trans-Pecos tonight. Tonight he's playing as a duo with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs, and the rest of the bill is equally out-there.

Greg Barris, Andrew W.K. @ Union Hall
This edition of Barris' 'Mind Warriors' which is  "comedic, science interview that delves into the spiritual and scientific research and practices of each guest." So we'll learn the science of partying tonight?

Lazyeyes, Honduras, Stolen Jars, Big Muff Radio @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn trio Lazyeyes make hooky, driving indie rock that astutely balances melody and bite. This is the record release show for their new EP and also features a very solid lineup of openers.

Meek Is Murder, Vomit Fist, Aminals, Budd Dwyer @ Saint Vitus
Meek Is Murder make wicked-fast mathcore that any fans of Botch or Dillinger Escape Plan would surely dig. See for yourself tonight.

Ravi Shavi, Wicked Kind, Crystal Robots (ft. Kevin Corrigan), Napoleon @ Cake Shop
Ravi Shavi is the project of Rafay Rashid, the one non-Deer Tick member of Deer Tick side project Happiness. Also of note on this bill is actor Kevin Corrigan's band Crystal Robots.

Bebe Panthere, Awkwafina, Woodro Skillson DJ @ Cameo
Synth pop singer Bebe Panthere headlines this show, and if you're going you should show up early for rapper Awkwafina too.

globalFEST @ Webster Hall
The annual globalFEST returns to Webster Hall with performers from around the world, many of whom are making their US or NYC debuts. Full lineup here.

NYC Podfest
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes podcasts from Gilbert Gottfried and Todd Barry.

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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Happiness is the new-ish band (formed in fall of 2013) of Deer Tick members Ian O'Neil, Chris Ryan and Dennis Ryan with Rafay Rashid, singer of fellow Providence band, Ravi Shavi. They recently put out a three song EP which you can stream below.

Happiness will be in NYC for two shows this week, including a headlining gig at Brooklyn's Cameo tonight (6/5) with Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band) and Heaven's Jail Band, and then opening for Diamond Rugs side project Los Lobos at Highline Ballroom on Saturday (6/7). Tickets for the Cameo show and the Highline show are on sale now.

In related news, folk singer Jonah Tolchin is releasing a new album, Clover Lane, on July 1 via Yep Roc (his first for the label), which features Deer Tick's John McCauley, Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Chris Scruggs (grandson of Earl), Mickey Raphael (of Willie Nelson's band), and more. He's also got a tour coming up, which hits NYC on June 29 at Rockwood Music Hall with Christopher Paul Stelling (tickets), July 9 at City Winery with Tom Paxton (sold out), and July 11 at The Bell House with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (tickets). That Bell House show is one of many dates Jonah is playing with The Alvin Brothers (both of The Blasters), who just put out Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy on Yep Roc this week. You can stream that in full (via The New Yorker) and a track from Jonah's upcoming LP, with the full list of tour dates, below.

Continue reading "Happiness (ft. 3/5 of Deer Tick) playing NYC; Jonah Tolchin releasing an LP ft. John McCauley, touring w/ Alvin Brothers"

Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick @ Carnegie Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Ian ONeil
Deer Tick

Deer Tick's three-week Brooklyn Bowl residency begins TONIGHT (12/5). As mentioned, they'll be performng different albums and EPs in full at the three shows. Unfortunately no War Elephant (which they recently performed at a Newport Folk Fest afterparty), but we will get:

12.05.12 Born on Flag Day + More Fuel for the Fire EP
12.12.12 The Black Dirt Sessions + Holy Shit it's Christmas EP
12.19.12 Divine Providence + Tim EP
Doors for each show are at 8pm, and Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neil opens each show with a solo set. Other openers include Hollis Brown on 12/5, Viking Moses in 12/12, and Alex Bleeker on 12/19. Deer Tick's other upcoming shows include the Capitol Theater with My Morning Jacket and Maxwell's. They're all listed below.

Ian O'Neil, like many of our favorite artists before him, told us what his favorite albums of 2012 were. His list includes his recent tour-mates Turbo Fruits, his old band Titus Andronicus (who headlined Webster Hall this week), and legends Neil Young & Crazy Horse (who played Barclays Center this week). Check it out in full below...

Continue reading "Ian O'Neil names his Top 10 of 2012; Deer Tick kick off full-album residency (Ian opens & headlines all of them)"

Ringo Deathstarr in Austin in August (more by Tim Griffin)
Ringo Deathstarr

Austin trio Ringo Deathstarr released their new album, Mauve, late last month (9/25), and if you've yet to hear it, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below is the video for the album's lead track, "Rip."

They're on tour now supporting the album, and as discussed they'll come to NYC for shows at Shea Stadium on October 21 and Cake Shop on October 22. Those shows happen right after CMJ, and as predicted, the band have since added a CMJ show which happens on October 20 at Ding Dong Lounge with Dead Leaf Echo, Brief Candles, and Scren Vinyl Image. There may be more CMJ week shows added as the fest gets closer (it's pretty close already).

After their 3-night run in NYC, Ringo Deathstarr will return to the NYC area to play the annual Fall Fest at SUNY Purchase on October 27 with Atlas Sound, Mykki Blanco, Joey Bada$$, Pop. 1290, Leather, Tetsuo, Chit Chat, and Ravi Shavi. That festival is technically only open to students and their guests.

An updated list of Ringo Deathstarr dates, the video and album stream are below.

Continue reading "Ringo Deathstarr expand tour, playing 4 NYC area shows including SUNY Purchase Fall Fest (dates & lineup)"