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"Speedy Ortiz let me come on stage and ruin their song with my horrible drumming. I am forever indebted to them." - Hannibal Burress.


Hannibal Buress is currently in Austin for SXSW and yesterday tweeted: "I'm in Austin and i will play drums in your band tomorrow between 12-5pm. I can't play drums. It'll be bad." Speedy Ortiz' Sadie Dupuis took him up on the offer, replying, "hey @hannibalburess yr cordially invited to drum with speedy ortiz at the @pitchfork showcase at @mohawkaustin, 1 pm. or we could get pizza." And soon after, Hannibal did just that, sitting in on Speedy's "MKVI" during the set at the Pitchfork party at Mohawk. You can watch it below.

Speedy Ortiz will play BrooklynVegan's SXSW day party today at Red 7, taking the 4:20 slot on the outside stage. Today's show also has METZ, Broncho, Chastity Belt, Girlpool and more. You can RSVP for all three days of BV parties. If you're in Austin, hope to see you there!

In related news, Splitsider reports that Comedy Central has picked up Hannibal Buress' reality show, Unemployable, which has the comedian (and Broad City scene-stealer) trying out a different job each week. We look forward to seeing that.

Video of Hannibal with Speedy Ortiz below...

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

Power Trip
photo: Power Trip at BV-RBSS in 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)

The three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7 in Austin begin TODAY (Thursday, 3/19). We're taking over both stages of the 6th & Red River venue from noon-6pm and doing it again Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) too. You can RSVP for all three days. If you're in Austin, hope to see you there!

Over the course of the three days there's sets from Mew, The Pop Group, Swervedriver, Frank Turner, Ceremony, Iceage, Screaming Females, METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Power Trip, United Nations, Pianos Become the Teeth, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, The Octopus Project, Broncho, Frog Eyes, Girlpool, Mitski, Chastity Belt, Alex G, Yumi Zouma, KEN mode, Kevin Devine, The Velvet Teen, Pity Sex, Makthaverskan and more.

Check out the flyers and set times for all three days, below...

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by Bill Pearis

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Despite what it sometimes seems like by reading music sites like this one, most people are not in Austin for SXSW (and that includes the person writing this post). However, if you would like to follow along at home, you can do so this year via SXSW ON, which is streaming panel discussions, special presentations and live music front the fest non-stop no through Saturday night (3/21). Much of that is live streaming, such as Spoon live from Auditorium Shores on Thursday (3/19) at 8 PM CDT, a panel discussion with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman on Friday (3/20) at 3 PM CDT, and Swervedriver and The Church live from Emo's on Saturday (3/21) starting at 10 PM CDT.

You can view SXSW ON on via YouTube and on Roku too. The YouTube stream and list of daily programming highlights are below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Elvis Depressedly

Elvis Depressedly, the band of Matthew Lee Cothran (Coma Cinema), Delaney Mills and a revolving cast of collaborators, are set to release their debut album, New Alhambra, this spring via Run for Cover. So far, two songs are out from that album. Matthew's got a Dan Bejar-esque quality to his voice, and if Destroyer is in fact an influence here, both songs sound like they came from very different parts of his career. There's "N.M.S.S." (aka "no more sad songs") that sounds like lo-fi folk off of Streethawk: A Seduction, and the loungey pop of "Bruises (Amethyst)" which would fit comfortably on the more recent Kaputt. Listen to both below.

Elvis Depressedly has been on tour with Alex G, both of whom are playing separate free BrooklynVegan day parties at Red 7 during SXSW this week. Elvis is on our Thursday party with METZ, Speedy Ortiz, and more; and Alex is on the Saturday party with Mew, Ceremony, Screaming Females and more.

Meanwhile Alex G signed to Domino Publishing, and has a new LP due out later this year.

All Elvis dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Elvis Depressedly streaming 2 songs from debut LP on Run For Cover, touring w/ Alex G (both play BV-SXSW parties)"

photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis

The Pop Group @ Rough Trade 3/16/2015
The Pop Group
The Pop Group

Postpunk icons The Pop Group just rolled through NYC, playing two shows as part of their Citizen Zombie tour which is also their first full US trek ever. The first was at Rough Trade on Monday (3/16) and despite a late start, the band were in good form and spirits. Frontman Mark Stewart strode out on stage and immediately began spinning, literally winding himself up for the show where he almost never stopped moving. The show kicked off with their 1979 classic single "We Are All Prostitutes" which led nicely into the dubbed-out bombast of the title cut of Citizen Zombie (their first in 35 years). Bassist Dan Castis and drummer Bruce Smith are still a killer rhythm section, Gareth Saeger remains a lithe, funky guitarist...and Mark Stewart continues to hold court with his distinctive yelp and magnetic stage presence.

Their set was pretty much equal parts Citizen Zombie cuts and first-gen Pop songs like "Where There's a Will" and "She Is Beyond Good and Evil," which probably got the biggest crowd reaction of the night. The new songs are still being worked out live and a couple, stripped of studio wizardry, came off kinda like deep cuts from The Clash's Sandinista while other ones like "Shadow Child" ("Maybe the strangest song we've ever written") successfully translated their paranoid dub to 2015. The Pop Group are still at their best when at their most obtuse. (Setlist is below) Stewart was fairly chatty with the crowd, talking about visiting '70s-era NYC spots Mudd Club, Danceteria and, his "fave," Tier 3 and then dedicating a song to his old friend "Patty Hearst"... before sheepishly correcting himself. "Smith. I meant Patty Smith!"

The night got off to a great start with Pampers who probably share a similar ideology with The Pop Group, though definitely not approach. Their fuck-off brand of punk is bile black but hooky, with their singer barking into an abused Casio SK-1 adding weird loops. You can catch them again at their two-night Union Pool stand in April. Pictures from their set are below.

The Pop Group played last night (3/17) at Bowery Ballroom with Regal Degal and YOU. Anyone go to that show? If you're in Austin for SXSW, they'll be playing a few shows there, including the BrooklynVegan free day party at Red 7 on Saturday (3/21).

More pics from their Rough Trade show are below...

Continue reading "The Pop Group played Rough Trade w/ Pampers (pics, setlist), playing BrooklynVegan free day party & more SXSW shows"


Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcasting from Austin this week, partaking in all the SXSW craziness. Last night, hometown heroes Spoon stopped by, performing "Rainy Taxi" and "I Just Don't Understand" from last year's They Want My Soul. You can watch both below. Spoon's SXSW shows wrap up on Thursday (3/19) with a big free show at Auditorium Shores.

Appearing on Kimmel's SXSW shows this week: The Weeknd on Thursday and Willie Nelson on Friday (3/20). He's also been offering to make commercials for local Austin businesses, and got Matthew McConaughey to help out for spot for DVD/VHS rental place Vulcan Video. You can watch that below too.

BrooklynVegan is in Austin for SXSW as well, with free day parties at Red 7 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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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...

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photo: ESMB at Mohawk Austin in 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

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

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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...

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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)

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...

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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):


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

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.

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)


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 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)"


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


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)

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"


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):


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

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)

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


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)

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)

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...

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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!


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)

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.


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...

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