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Tigga Calore
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If you'll be in Austin for SXSW this week, there's one chance to catch Brooklyn dance duo Teengirl Fantasy. They play the Moog Music / Switched On show at Elysium on Saturday (3/21) with Matrixxman, Patricia, Sevdaliza, Fielded and Marcel Dettmann (who plays NYC the next day). Tickets will be available at the door but badge/wristband-holders have priority.

TGF's Logan Takahashi also recently talked to The FADER about SXSW:

What's the most essential thing to bring to Austin? Bring a fun but sort of masochistic attitude. SXSW is like a marathon.

...What's your favorite thing about South by? The festival signifies the beginning of spring. If you're coming from NYC, it's nice not to have to wear the heavy jackets you've been wearing and by the time you come back, it's a little warmer already.

Read the rest here.

Meanwhile, if you're not going to SXSW and will be in NYC this week, you can catch Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Lafawndah at Palisades on Friday (3/20). That's a great show all around with an all-women lineup of experimental singer/producer Sadaf, rapper Tigga Calore (who maybe you've caught with Azealia Banks or Le1f), and post-punk performance artist No Bra. Tickets are on sale now.

Check out music from everyone on the Palisades bill, below...

Continue reading "Teengirl Fantasy playing SXSW; Sadaf, Tigga Calore, No Bra, and Lafawndah playing NYC this week"

Wavves Cloud Nothings

Wavves and Cloud Nothings have been talking about their collaborative album for a while now, and recently said it'd be out this year. Now it's finally been announced. It's called No Life For Me, and that's the album artwork above. Wavves' Nathan Williams and Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi co-wrote the whole record together (except one song, "Such A Drag," just written by Nathan), and Nathan's brother Joel (who he plays with in Sweet Valley and Spirit Club) produced the album. Wavves members Stephen Pope and Brian Hill played on it, as did Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. Release date TBA, but it's coming out via Ghost Ramp.

Cloud Nothings and Wavves are both playing SXSW this week, as is Spirit Club.

Pianos Become the Teeth

Baltimore atmospheric post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth have a 7" planned for this year's Record Store Day (4/18) titled Close. It features "895" and "Dancing," two unreleased tracks from the sessions for their excellent 2014 album, Keep You (on Epitaph). The record will be available on white/blue/clear swirl vinyl.

Pianos have a ton of tour dates coming up, including SXSW this week where one of their shows is the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Red 7 with United Nations (with whom they share members), Power Trip, Swervedriver, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Pity Sex, and many more.

After SXSW, Pianos tour with Loma Prieta and Gates, hitting NYC on May 13 at Saint Vitus (tickets). They also play two festivals near NYC: Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on 3/28 (with Title Fight, Defeater and more) and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf (with Cloud Nothings, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and many more).

All dates are listed, with a video from Keep You, below...

Continue reading "Pianos Become the Teeth releasing Record Store Day 7""

photo: ESMB at Mohawk Austin in 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Post-punk bass and drum duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat were most recently in NYC last month opening for APTBS and Grooms, and they'll return this week before heading to Austin for SXSW.

The Baltimore band will hit Palisades on Wednesday (3/18) with no wavers Sediment Club and avant popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand. Tickets are on sale. Maybe they'll have those cool tour t-shirts they had on the APTBS tour?

All of their dates, including their SXSW schedule, and a video from their recent MHOW show, below...

Continue reading "Ed Schrader's Music Beat playing NYC w/ Sediment Club and Cloud Becomes Your Hand before SXSW (dates)"

Gorilla vs Bear

Gorilla Vs Bear says:

We've already mentioned how psyched we are about our own unreal official SXSW showcase this year, going down Thursday night at the Hype Hotel presented by Feed the Beat (aka the Fair Market building on East 5th), and brought to you by Mazda, official automobile sponsor of #HypeON.

The blogger-curated Hype Hotel lineup -- which you can preview here -- is seriously stacked pretty much every day this year, and features the likes of Autre Ne Veut, Earl Sweatshirt, Viet Cong, SOPHIE, A. G. Cook, iLoveMakonnen, Leon Bridges, Rae Sremmurd, Ryan Hemsworth, Alvvays + a ton more.

RSVP is now closed for Hype Hotel, but you can get into the Thursday night GVB show with a SXSW badge, and you can try and cut the line.

As you can see in the flyer above, Gorilla Vs Bear's lineup features one of the few Autre Ne Veut sets at SXSW this year, along with the super hot Leon Bridges, Yumi Zouma (who also play a BV show), Hinds, and Chastity Belt (who play a BV show too).

Listen to a Gorilla Vs Bear playlist, featuring artists from the lineup, below...

Continue reading "Gorilla Vs Bear SXSW showcase at Hype Hotel -- #HypeON"

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NYC band and UK press darlings Public Access TV have singed with Terrible Records, the label co-run by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Their first release for the label will be the Public Access EP, out later this spring. You can stream the catchy janglepop that is "Metropolis" from the EP below.

The band are currently on tour with Gang of Four and will detour in Austin this week for SXSW where they'll play a handful of shows including the free BrooklynVegan day party at Red 7 on Saturday (3/21) with Mew, Frank Turner, The Pop Group, Iceage, and more. RSVP is open if you're going to be in Austin. They'll then rejoin Go4 on the West Coast for a few more shows. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Public Access TV sign to Terrible, releasing EP (stream a track), on tour, playing SXSW including BrooklynVegan day party"

Run the Jewels at Spotify House (via Giulia Biamino)
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Run the Jewels are currently in Austin for SXSW, and as Stereogum points out, things are going a little weirdly for them. Yesterday (3/16) during their Spotify House performance, a man walked on stage and tried to punch Killer Mike, at which point Mike quickly defended himself and then El-P and the security guards rushed the man off stage. El later tweeted, "thanks to everyone who watched us rock the @Spotify house! sorry for the brief interruption."

Watch video of the incident, plus El-P starting a "fuckboy!" chant in its aftermath, below...

Continue reading "Run the Jewels attacked on stage during SXSW show (videos)"

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We already announced Thursday (day 1) and Friday (day 2) of the three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7, and finally, here's Saturday (day 3):

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 @ RED 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 East India Youth (XL Records)
12:40 Suboi (with DJ Sammy Bananas)
01:30 Alex G
02:30 The Lees of Memory (ex-Superdrag)
03:15 Ex-Cult
04:00 The Pop Group
05:15 Iceage

OUTSIDE
12:00 Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders (Kirin J Callinan included)
12:40 Public Access TV (Terrible Records)
01:20 Gabriel Garzon-Montano (on new Drake album)
02:00 Frank Turner
03:15 Screaming Females
04:15 Ceremony
05:00 Mew

RSVP for all three FREE BrooklynVegan day parties is open.

Saturday's inside show begins with XL-signed UK electronic artist East India Youth followed by a special set by Vietnamese rapper Suboi, for whom SXSW is part of her first-ever US tour. Fool's Gold signed DJ Sammy Bananas will be backing what will be one of only 2 SXSW shows she's playing (the other is at night).

Then comes raw indie rocker Alex G and shoegazers The Lees of Memory which is the new band with two Superdrag members. Then it's Ex-Cult, followed by post-punk pioneers The Pop Group (who just put out their first album since 1980), and finally a comparatively much newer post-punk band, Iceage.

Outside, Australian synth-popster Jack Ladder and his band The Dreamlanders (which includes Kirin J Callinan) kick off the day followed by New York throwback rockers Public Access TV who just announced a signing to Terrible Records. Then it's Gabriel Garzon-Montano (whose voice you might recognize from the new Drake album), UK folk punk Frank Turner, shredding NJ trio Screaming Females, shapeshifting heavy band Ceremony, and finally the proggy Danish band Mew, whose first album since 2009 will be out in April.

Mew
photo: Mew at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Pop Group
photo: The Pop Group at ATP NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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As mentioned in our Thursday (day 1) and Friday (day 2) posts, this year we're partnering with DropKloud, a new app that's launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.

Want to skip the lines? Visit the Esurance Glove Box in the Austin Convention Center, or the Esurance Lounge at 6th and Trinity, to pick up an #EsuranceAccess Pass. Then follow @Esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can get preferred entry.

Thank you also to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get if you RSVP for our shows.

Follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more updates all week long, and keep an eye on BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW for full lineups and more info too.

Listen to some of the bands playing, below...

Continue reading " BrooklynVegan SXSW 2015 Saturday Day Party lineup (Mew, Frank Turner, The Pop Group, Ceremony, Screaming Females, Iceage, Alex G & many more)"

by Bill Pearis

Swervedriver

Swervedriver are in the midst of their current tour for I Wasn't Born to Lose You, the band's first album in 17 years. The record pretty much picks right up from where they left off with 99th Dream, still loud, but settling in for more mellow grooves and ringing guitars than the overdriven road of their early Creation singles. (AKA the mode they've been in since 1995's Ejector Seat Reservation.) You can stream the album via Spotify below.

The band be in Austin later this week for SXSW and they're dates include headlining the outside stage of BrooklynVegan's free Friday day party (RSVP if you're planning on attending).

They'll be in NYC at the end of the month, playing March 27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 30 at Mercury Lounge. Both shows are with Gateway Drugs and tickets are still available, though Ticketmaster says "not many left" for both shows. They've just added a third NYC show, playing Saint Vitus on March 31 with Gateway Drugs again. Tickets for Vitus are on sale now.

All tour dates (including SXSW appearances) are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Swervedriver expand tour, playing BrooklynVegan party and other SXSW shows, add Saint Vitus show (dates, LP stream)"

Common

Brooklyn Bodega's annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival returns to various BK venues from July 8-11 this year. The 2015 headliner is long-running Chicago great Common, who plays 'The Big Show' on Saturday, 7/11 at 50 Kent. Full lineup for that show and more details TBA.

Tickets for the fest are on sale now. All currently announced events, below.

Common was initially rumored in a Medium.com article to be playing one of Samsung's SXSW shows, though that hasn't been confirmed, and a newer Mashable article on the shows that came out today only mentions that Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and Hot Chip are headlining the shows. They play March 18, 19, and 20, respectively, at a TBA location.

Continue reading "Common headlining 2015 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival; Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky & Hot Chip playing Samsung SXSW"

by Bill Pearis

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Austin's gritty postpunkers Spray Paint will release their new album, Punters On A Barge, on June 1 via Homeless Records. Like last year's Clean Blood, Regular Acid, this one would be perfect dancefloor fodder for your next paranoid post-apocalyptic party in the Forbidden Zone. Give a listen to "Polar Beer" below.

Spray Paint will be playing a bunch of shows in their hometown this week during SXSW, including Goner's party at Beerland on Friday (3/20) with Giorgio Murderer, Nots, Manatees and more. After that, they'll hit the road on tour which will bring them to NYC on April 4 at Union Pool with Beech Creeps and headliners Pampers. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

That show is the second night of a two-night stand at Union Pool for Pampers. They play the night before (4/3) with Buck Biloxi & the Fucks, and Foster Care. Pampers also play NYC tonight (3/16) opening for The Pop Group. Tickets are still available, and then they'll open for Mudhoney at Bowery Ballroom in July.

All Spray Paint tour dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Spray Paint releasing new LP, touring after SXSW (dates, new song stream); Pampers playing two-night-stand at Union Pool"

by Bill Pearis

photo: Yumi Zouma @ Cameo 3/13/2014 (via @groundcontroltouring)
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New Zealand's Yumi Zouma released their second EP this week via Cascine and it's definitely worth checking out. The band make dancepop that is ethereal, effervescent and slightly wistful -- like a fond memory with a good beat. You can stream the whole thing below.

Yumi Zouma played a sold-out EP release party last night at Brooklyn's Cameo -- anybody go to that? I you missed them, or want to see them again, they'll be playing tonight (3/14) at Elvis Guesthouse in the East Village. It's a free show with complimentary Miller High Life from 9 - 10 PM. Doss will be DJing before and there will be "very special guest DJs to follow" Yumi Zouma's performance. Due not that Elvis Guesthouse is tiny and there's no stage (bands set up in the back of the bar), so get there early.

Yumi Zouma will then head to Austin for SXSW where they'll be playing a bunch of shows, including the free BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday (3/19) at Red 7 with Metz, The Octopus Project, Speedy Ortiz, Girlpool, Emmy the Great, Ultimate Painting and more.

All dates, including SXSW appearances, are listed, along with the EP stream and flyers, below...

Continue reading "Yumi Zouma streaming 'EP II', played Cameo, playing free show tonight at Elvis Guesthouse ++ BV & other SXSW shows"

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HERE'S THE DAY ONE LINEUP
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We already announced the lineup for Friday (day 2) of the three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7. Saturday (day 3) will be announced very soon. Here's Thursday (day 1):

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 @ Red 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 Elvis Depressedly
12:45 Emmy The Great
01:30 Basecamp
02:15 Yumi Zouma
03:00 Frog Eyes
03:45 Cancer Bats
04:30 Broncho
05:15 METZ

OUTSIDE
12:30 Ultimate Painting (mem Mazes & Veronica Falls)
01:25 Girlpool
02:10 Girl Band
02:50 Chastity Belt
03:35 Mitski
04:20 Speedy Ortiz
05:15 Octopus Project

Like the other two days, we'll be taking over the 7th & Red River venue's two stages from noon-6pm. Again, it's totally free, and RSVP for all three days is open.

The Thursday inside show kicks off with recent Run for Cover signee Elvis Depressedly, followed by folk-turned-pop musician Emmy the Great. Then it's the alt-R&B of Basecamp, the shiny pop of Yumi Zouma, indie veterans Frog Eyes, Canadian riff rockers Cancer Bats, power poppers Broncho, and finally Sub Pop sludge punks METZ.

Outside, the day starts with the VU/Dead stylings of Ultimate Painting (members of Mazes and Veronica Falls), into the young, smart and quickly rising duo Girlpool. They're followed by intense Irish noisemakers Girl Band, then jangly Seattle post-punks Chastity Belt, arty/folky indie rocker Mitski, discordant indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, and wrapping up the day is Austin experimental rockers The Octopus Project.

Speedy Ortiz
photo: Speedy Ortiz @ Pitchfork Fest (more by James Richards IV)

METZ
photo: Metz @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)

DropKloudDropKloud

This year we're proud to be partnering with DropKloud, a new app that is launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.

Want to skip the lines? Visit the Esurance Glove Box in the Austin Convention Center, or the Esurance Lounge at 6th and Trinity, to pick up an #EsuranceAccess Pass. Then follow @Esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can get preferred entry.

Thank you also to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get if you RSVP for our shows.

Follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more updates all week long, and keep an eye on BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW for full lineups too.

Listen to some of the bands playing, below...

Continue reading " BrooklynVegan SXSW 2015 Thursday Day Party lineup (METZ, Octopus Project, Speedy Ortiz, Broncho, Frog Eyes, Girlpool, Mitski & much more)"

photo: Girlpool at Elvis Guesthouse in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Girlpool

Quickly rising Philly-via-LA duo Girlpool gave their self-released debut EP a re-release on Wichita last year, and now they're set to put out their first full length on the label. It's called Before The World Was Big, and is due out on June 2. First single "Ideal World" is out now and you may recognize this one if you've seen them live. Listen below.

Girlpool are touring this year, including a run opening for Waxahatchee that hits NYC on 4/9 at MHOW with The Goodbye Party and DJs Jenn & Liz Pelly (tickets).

They'll also be at SXSW this month, where they'll play a few shows including the free BrooklynVegan Thursday day party at Red 7 with Speedy Ortiz, Metz, Mitski, Chastity Belt and more.

Full list of dates, the new song, and album tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Girlpool shared "Ideal World" from debut LP, playing BV and other SXSW shows"

Hype Hotel

We already discussed Hype Machine's Hype Hotel SXSW lineup this year, but that was before there was a schedule. Now the schedule live, and you can listen to it. Alvvays, Best Coast, Spoon, Twin Shadow, Viet Cong, Natalie Prass, King Tuff, Autre Ne Veut, Yumi Zouma, Leon Bridges, HINDS, Lydia Ainsworth, Rae Sremmurd, SOPHIE, Earl Sweatshirt and more will grace the stage at 1100 East 5th Street in Austin from March 17-21 this year.

RSVP for Hype Hotel DAY wristbands, which allow free entry during the day (12pm-6pm) March 18-21. "A limited number of Hype Hotel DAY wristband holders may be admitted to NIGHT shows. There will be a line available to those who would like to wait."

There's also a way to skip the line.

They're calling it the "Fast Pass", which will grant general attendees of the Hype Hotel the ability to skip the general admissions line by tweeting certain hashtags. Five of these passes will be given away at both sessions each day (10/day). Every time someone tweets using the #HypeON and #MazdaSXSW hashtags during SXSW, they will be automatically entered to win a Fast Pass to skip the line at the Hype Hotel thanks to Mazda.
Speaking of tweeting, follow @BVSXSW for more SXSW info all month long.

Listen to some of the artists playing Hype Hotel, below...

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Hundred Waters are wrapping up their tour with Mitski playing shows in their former Florida home this weekend (the band recently relocated to LA) and finishing in Austin for a couple appearances at SXSW, playing the Pitchfork party at Mohawk on March 19 with Migos, Vince Staples, Waxahatchee, Title Fight and more, and then the We Are Family Showcase on March 21 with Emprss, Jacuzzi Boys, Phantoms, HO99O9 and Kodak To Graph. All dates are listed below.

In anticipation of the We Are Family showcase, Hundred Waters made a mixtape with some of the other bands on the bill, as well as former tourmates, including Braids, Julianna Barwick, Kodak to Graph, Aphex Twin and more. Says the band's Zach Tetreault:

while making this, i couldn't help but think of the people who have been such a real part of my life this past year. those i've grown along side of, toured with, been endlessly inspired by... and also those i've never met, but whose music has continuously helped me to exist and feel alive. it starts with one of my favorite people and producers, kodak to graph. the song 'los angeles' comes off his new record and is something of a reactionary piece to his transition from florida to los angeles, full of hope and wonderment. having just made that same move ourselves, the song hits home. kodak, mas ysa, moses sumney, braids are all in this mix for a reason. all are dear friends and previous tour mates and all make beautiful honest music to crawl deep inside of and discover new things with every listen. i've fallen deeply in love with all of these humans and their art. jacques greene and nujabes. these 2 in particular have sound tracked everything from our pre show vibe to dozens of bug eyed car rides after swimming down florida rivers on lsd. forever classics. julianna barwick, bing and ruth, andy stott. these artists have done more for me than words can describe. the brief lull in the mix where these songs get to peak through is most likely a subconscious representation of the moments of personal reflection and meditation in my own insane touring life that i cherish so much. the moments alone in the back of the tour bus when i can dim the lights, close my eyes, and listen to music. anyhow, i'm rambling. hope you enjoy this.
The mix makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it below or download it for free via WeTransfer.

The Braids track, "Taste," is from their new album, Deep In The Iris, and you can stream that separately below as well.

Continue reading "Hundred Waters playing SXSW, made a mixtape with Aphex Twin, Andy Stott, new Braids song & more (stream/download)"

Ken mode

Winnipeg's sludgy, noisy post-hardcore band KEN mode will follow their excellent 2013 album, Entrench, with their sixth album this year. Release date still TBA, but they announced that it's called Success and will come out on Season of Mist worldwide and on New Damage in Canada. Watch the album trailer below.

KEN mode are touring this year and playing two SXSW shows, one of which is the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Red 7 with Power Trip, United Nations, Single Mothers, Swervedriver, Mac McCaughan and more.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "KEN mode announce new album, 'Success'"

photo: Heems at Santos - 3/10/15 (via Christina Gregory)
Heems

Earlier this week (3/10), former Das Racist member Heems put out his first official solo album, Eat, Pray Thug, and celebrated it that same day at Santos Party House. Anyone go? How was it?

If you missed it, or just need another dose of Heems, he'll play NYC again on 4/20 at Baby's All Right. That show's also with Weekend Money, Topaz Jones, Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari. Tickets are on sale now. His only other announced dates are NXNE, two official SXSW showcases, and the Action Bronson SXSW show.

In other news, the Queens native recently left NYC to move in with his parents at their Long Island home. Gothamist interviewed him about it:

You're living in Hicksville now, right? Why did you choose to move back home... to leave Williamsburg and all that "white drama" you talk about on Eat Pray Thug? My lease ended at the end of April and I just didn't want to sublet or get an apartment again, which I had to do for like years. So I think since around May of last year I've been living on Long Island.

So how's living with the parents? Oh, I love it. It just so happens that my sister and her husband were also living there. I'm on my way back to them right now. [Last night] I had a show at [Aicon Gallery] where I have my art. I had a performance there with the Kominas and Riz MC, they're like this Pakistani punk band and this Pakistani grime artist.

...So then what was it like when you lived in Williamsburg for a while? I liked it at the time. I mean a lot of friends, we were all in bands and it was good to be around your peers. It was a good vibe. But eventually I was like, "This is not the New York I know, the New York I grew up with, that I cherish." That New York's Long Island now.

You can read the rest of that here.

Listen to the Blood Orange collab from Heems' new album, below...

Continue reading "Heems moved back in with his parents on Long Island, playing 4/20 show at Baby's"

BVSXSW

We're happy to announce that we're returning to Red 7 for three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties this year on the Thursday (3/19), Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) of SXSW. RSVP in one spot for all three days.

We'll be taking over the 7th & Red River venue's two stages from noon-6pm each day, Thursday's lineup is HERE. Saturday's lineup will be announced soon, here's the Invisible Oranges co-presented Friday lineup!

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 @ Red 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:30 Vanishing Life (featuring Walter Schreifels & mems of Trail of Dead)
01:15 Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band
02:00 The Velvet Teen
02:45 Single Mothers
03:30 KEN Mode
04:15 Power Trip
05:15 United Nations (featuring Geoff Rickly)

OUTSIDE
12:00 Creepoid
12:45 Rat Fist (No Age/Pissed Jeans)
01:30 Makthaverskan
02:15 Pity Sex
03:10 Pianos Become the Teeth
04:05 Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk)
05:00 Swervedriver

Please RSVP for all three days.

The Friday inside show begins with Walter Schreifels' (of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) new band with two Trail of Dead members, Vanishing Life, followed by a full-band set by long-running singer/songwriter Kevin Devine (who's in the midst of a series of splits with Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves and more). Then comes The Velvet Teen, who just announced their first LP since 2006 on Topshelf Records. After that, the inside stage gets heavier, with snotty Canadian punks Single Mothers, sludgey post-hardcore band KEN mode, crossover thrashers Power Trip, and finally the screamo band of former Thursday singer Geoff Rickly, United Nations.

Outside, the day begins with Philly shoegazers Creepoid (who have a new LP coming), followed by Rat Fist, the new-ish punk band with No Age and Pissed Jeans members. Then it's Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan, their shoegazey Run for Cover labelmates Pity Sex, and atmospheric post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth (who also have members in United Nations). The day wraps up with two veterans: Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan (who has his debut solo LP on the way) and reunited shoegazers Swervedriver.

DropKloud

This year we're proud to be partnering with DropKloud, a new app that is launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.

Thank you also to esurance who will provide expedited access to our shows to some people who are following @Esurance on twitter each day, and to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get on if you RSVP for our shows.

Follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more updates all week long, and keep an eye on BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW for full lineups too..

Listen to some of the bands playing, below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan SXSW 2015 Friday Day Party lineup (Swervedriver, Mac McCaughan, Power Trip, United Nations, KEN mode, Pianos Become the Teeth & much more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: The Velvet Teen at Baby's in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Velvet Teen

Shapeshifting indie rock band The Velvet Teen began talking about the long-awaited followup to 2006's Cum Laude! last year, and now it's officially been announced. Like fellow veterans of the indie/emo crossover scene Braid, The Jazz June and Kind of Like Spitting have done, they've signed to Topshelf Records for it. It's called All Is Illusory, and will be out on June 30. It was produced by RX Bandits' Steve Choi and No Motiv's Roger Camero, who both also play in Peace'd Out with The Velvet Teen's Casey Deitz and The Movielife's Vinnie Caruana. No music is out from yet, but check out the album artwork and tracklist, and stream some old favorites, below.

The Velvet Teen are also on tour and playing SXSW, including the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Velvet Teen releasing new LP 'All Is Illusory' on Topshelf, touring, playing BrooklynVegan SXSW party"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Creepoid at Death by Audio in 2014 (via)
Creepoid

Creepoid recently announced that their new album, Cemetary Highrise Slum, will be out June 23 via Collect Records, and put out the rocking lead single "American Smile." We're looking forward to hearing more from that, but in the meantime they've made a video for "Tired Eyes" off last year's self-titled album on No Idea. If you haven't heard this one, it spends most of the time as a quiet drum-less song, but the full band comes in at the end for a sludgy wall of sound. Check out the video, directed by Bob Jones, premiering below.

Creepoid are also touring and playing several SXSW shows. One of those is the free BrooklynVegan day party on Friday (3/20) at Red 7 with Swervedriver, Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk), Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex and more. Full lineup HERE.

Creepoid's full SXSW schedule, all other tour dates, the new video, and the single from their new album, below...

Continue reading "Creepoid made a video for "Tired Eyes," playing BV SXSW Friday party (and other shows)"

by Bill Pearis

EW

Mastodon have shared their contribution to Game of Thrones' Catch the Throne II mixtape which this time has both hip hop and heavy rock. (But not both at once, for that grab the Judgement Night soundtrack.) Much like the plot of the HBO series, "White Walker" takes its time building to a climax. The lyrics seem to be vaguely about the zombie hoarde in the North, though with lines like "They come down The Wall to save us all," Mastodon may have a different interpretation of what's going on than most of us. Stream it below.

Talib Kweli offered up his Catch the Throne II contribution, "Lord of the Light," last week and the whole thing (including tracks from Anthrax, Estelle, Method Man and more) will be online March 17.

In other news, if you'll be in Austin for the interactive or film portions of SXSW this weekend, be on the lookout for "SXSWesteros" from March 13-16 at 213 W. 5th Street during the day. (They've done it in years past as well.) There's also a panel discussion on Monday (3/16) titled "Game of Thrones: Creating Immersive Entertainment."

Elsewhere: this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly has Game of Thrones on the cover (four different covers, actually, that's Tyrion's above) and that will be out March 12. And there's a brand new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones (premiering April 12 on HBO) which you can watch below....

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Danish proggy space rock outfit Mew have shared another song off their new album +/- (Plus Minus) which is out April 28. "Water Sides" shows off the band's more ethereal side and you can let it wash over you below.

Mew will be in the US next week for SXSW where they'll play a handful of shows, including the BrooklynVegan Day Party on Saturday, March 21 at Red 7. We'll be at Red 7 for three days from March 19 - 21 and we'll be announcing full lineups and details of all our SXSW day parties soon.

Mew's first SXSW show will be at the Fader Fort for a special preview event on Tuesday (March 17) that will show off the high-def streaming technology they'll be using to webcast all of this year's Fader Fort performances. These will be the first concerts ever to be streamed in 4K HD, so claims the press release. In other news, the Fader Fort is an official, invite-only event this year at SXSW, much to the chagrin of party-hardy spring breakers looking for endless free beer.

Still no word on any non-SXSW shows in North America for Mew, but stay tuned. All known dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below.

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Kaytranada & Vic Mensa
Kaytranada

Last year, Montreal producer Kaytranada signed to XL and said he'd be releasing an EP on the label. He since decided to turn that into a full album, and while details like a title and release date are still TBA, a new single came out not long ago featuring past collaborator Vic Mensa. It's called "Drive Me Crazy." You can listen, with previous single "Leave Me Alone" (ft. Shay Lia), below.

Kaytranda also has a bunch of tour dates coming up, including a few festival appearances. This month, he'll be at SXSW where he'll play the Ray-Ban/Boiler Room show which he curated. Aside from Kaytranada himself, the show also features sets from Madlib, Ghostface Killah, Rae Sremmurd, STWO, Shash'u and Badbadnotgood. No venue announced yet, but it goes down Wednesday (3/18) from 9 PM to 2 AM. Apply for a ticket here. Listen to the mix STWO made for the show, below.

After SXSW, Kaytranada heads to California for Coachella, and later on comes to NYC for Governors Ball. All dates are listed below.

Vic Mensa also plays SXSW, including the Chicagomade showcase with Twin Peaks and others.

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Shlohmo

Shlohmo recently signed to True Panther, and he since announced that his first album for the label will be called Dark Red and is due on April 7 as a split release with WeDidIt. New single "Beams" just came out, and it has Shlohmo diving into the world of drum & bass. It's one of his most aggressive songs to date, but doesn't sacrifice his knack for lush melodies. Watch the video (dir. Jack Irv), with previous singles "Emerge From Smoke" and "Buried," below.

Shlohmo's also updated the itinerary for his upcoming tour. This month he'll be at SXSW to play the WeDidIt showcase at House of Vans at Mohawk with Purple, Ryan Hemsworth, Groundislava, Nick Melons and more. He also added Purple and Nick Melons to his previously-announced NYC show happening April 11 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated dates are listed, with videos/song streams, below...

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