Entries tagged with: Reptiles
by Bill Pearis
Holy crap there are a lot of Australian bands playing CMJ 2013. And almost all of them will be at the annual Aussie BBQ, which happens at The Delancey all day and night Saturday (10/19). It's free and open to the public with over 30 acts playing. The show features some bands we've already told you about: Courtney Barnett, Crayon Fields singer Geoffrey O'Connor, sludgy garage rockers Reptiles, and WIM who are based in NYC at the moment.
That still leaves most of the line-up which is all over the map, sound-wise. You can check out nearly all of them via a Spotify playlist for easy perusal. The whole schedule is listed below, but here's a few highlights.
Including the Aussie BBQ, Courtney Barnett is playing a whopping eight shows this week. That includes the free BrooklynVegan party on Saturday at new Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right. (We'll be announcing the whole line-up soon.) As Andrew Sacher wrote previously, she makes the "kind of post-'90s lo-fi that we've heard from, well, most bands who classify as indie rock in the past some-odd years. She even tags herself on bandcamp as "slacker." But what sets her apart from the mass of samey slacker rock bands is she's got a sense of songwriting that hearkens back to the creative burst of the late '60s." All here CMJ dates:
Tue 10/15/13 PianosThe Preatures make slightly countryish pop-rock and comparisons to Haim have been flying around. They're a little more rock (in a Strokes kinda way) than Haim, but their songs are pretty hooky. They're playing four shows total while here, starting Wednesday (10/16) at Bowery Hotel as part of the School Night party (free with RSVP). They'll also play Santos on Thursday (10/17) and the Planetary day party at Pianos on Friday (10/19).
Wed 10/16/13 Mercury Lounge
Wed 10/16/13 Glasslands
Thu 10/17/13 Mercury Lounge
Fri 10/18/13 Pianos New York
Fri 10/18/13 285 Kent Ave
Sat 10/19/13 Baby's All Right
Sat 10/19/13 The Delancey
Bored Nothing are from Melbourne and work in hazy, swirling guitars and somewhat mopey/angsty vocals. Their self-titled album from this year is pretty good. You can also catch them tonight (10/15) at Pianos with Courtney Barnett, Total Slacker, High Highs, Saint Rich, Spires, Palehound and more. It's only $5 at the door and free with RSVP (or your CMJ badge). Flyer with all the bands is below.
Oh Mercy, also from Melbourne, make understated dusty boots rock. 2011's Great Barrier Grief is a nice laid-back listen (it's on Spotify). They also play Friday at Lit Lounge (11 PM).
On the synthy tip, there's Brisbane's Cub Sport who make "whoa-oh" effervescent style dance pop. Light as a breeze, but undeniably catchy stuff. If you're free this afternoon, you have two chances to see them on Ludlow St. They play Pianos at 2:40 PM, and then they play Cake Shop at 5 PM. They'll also play KEXP at Judson Memorial Church on Wednesday (10/16, noon), and then Union Pool on Friday (10/18, 7:40 PM).
Today's Cake Shop show is actually an all-Aussie line-up with Geoffrey O'Connor, City Riots, Ball Park Music, and Gossling. It's free.
One note, hirsute novelty rockers The Beards were supposed to be at CMJ (and open the Aussie BBQ at 2 PM) but their visas didn't come through in time.
Not playing the Aussie BBQ is Kirin J. Callinan whose debut album, Embracism, came out earlier this year. (He played one of our CMJ parties last year.) Luckily he is playing other shows, a ton of them, including three tonight:
Tues, Oct 15 The Standard East (7:30pm) Annie O ShowcaseHis live show is intense, catch him if you can.
Tues, Oct 15 Music Hall Of Williamsburg (9pm)
Tues, Oct 15 Cameo (11pm)
Thur, Oct 17 Bowery Electric (4:45pm)
Fri, Oct 18 Baby's All Right (9:30pm)
Fri, Oct 18 Secret Project Robot
Sat, Oct 19 Death By Audio (9pm)
Aussie BBQ line-up and schedule, that Spotify playlist and a few flyers, below...
The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.
They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.
We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.
As mentioned before, Chicago's Radar Eyes are playing Cake Shop on Saturday (11/10) and the whole bill is actually pretty interesting, with Timmy's Organism, The Young and Reptiles playing as well.
Timmy's Organism is Timmy Vulgar from Human Eye and Clone Defects and anyone familiar with those bands knows what to expect: down-n-dirty (and just a little glammy) rock n' roll. Where 2010's Rise of the Green Gorilla was more of a solo affair, the brand-new Raw Sewage Roq is a full band onslaught and you can stream it below via Spotify. In addition to the Cake Shop show, Timmy's Organism play tonight (11/9) at Bed-Stuy spot The Lone Wolf with Foster Care, Pampers, Spewing Gum and Degreaser. More info on that show is here. All dates are listed below.
Austin, Matador-signed band The Young (who now have Lucas Wedow on bass), meanwhile, are also on tour and will also play Sunday (11/11) at Cameo with Eraas and London band Dignan Porch. All tour dates are listed below. UPDATE: The Young just released a Belle & Sebastian cover which you can also now listen to below.
And rounding out The Cake Shop show is Reptiles from Australia who meanwhile play Don Pedro tonight (11/9) with Flying Teeth and Toxic Lipstick. Maybe you saw them at Union Pool on Tuesday? (They were supposed to play Lit on Halloween but you know how that went.) You can check out the sludgy riffs on their Ciao-a-Bunga! LP below.
Radar Eyes still have 11/11 as NYC TBA, no new info yet, but you can check out the rest of their tour dates in our previous post. Everyone else's and streams and stuff, below...
Chicago psych-garage rockers Radar Eyes launch a tour next week that will bring them to NYC for a show at Cake Shop on November 10 with The Young, Reptiles and Timmy's Organism. They'll be in town the day after (11/11) as well for a show at a venue TBD. In the meantime, the band are readying two new 7" singles that will be released this fall by HoZac and Addenda records, respectively.
Meanwhile, you can stream their self-titled debut from earlier this year below which is recommended for fans of '80s New Zealand, Spacemen 3 and other trippy, noisy sounds.
All Radar Eyes tour dates are listed below.