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Against Me
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Touche Amore

The 2014 BrooklynVegan official nighttime SXSW showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 12 at Red 7 Patio (611 E. 7th St. in Austin, TX). SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).

For this year, we kept things on the punky side with a 1 AM headlining set from the reinvigorated punk vets Against Me! who are back with a new lineup and album this year. However, it starts rather un-punk (or maybe the most punk?) with a 7:30 PM opening very special guest set from occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher, who is probably best known for his album Astrology Songs in which he performs songs about the 12 signs of the Zodiac. He'll be performing all twelve! The album came out on Gregg Turkington aka Neil Hamburger's Amarillo Records, which also makes Harvey labelmates with Anton LaVey. Don't be late!

After him, the distortion pedals get turned on for Lancaster, PA fuzz rockers Placeholder, followed by Gainesville post-hardcore newcomers Frameworks (whose debut LP is due out on Topshelf this year), then '90s alt-rock radio lovers Cheap Girls (who just announced a new album), NJ's wordy folk punks The Front Bottoms, and finally post-hardcore rippers Touche Amore taking the stage at midnight right before Against Me!. That's the flyer above.

The Red 7 show is one of a few BrooklynVegan events at SXSW this year. Our metal blog Invisible Oranges will be announcing a metal showcase soon. We also have three day parties at Red 7 (3/13-15, lineups coming soon), and a BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage on 3/15 with Austin artists Mother Falcon, S U R V I V E, and Bronze Whale.

Hope to see you there!

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by Bill Pearis

Honduras

Brooklyn band Honduras have been a constant on bills for about two years now. Most recently, you may have seen them opening the Total Slacker / Perfect Pussy show at Baby's All Right last week (2/12). The band bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.

The band's new EP, Morality Cuts, is out next week via Black Bell Records and offers five good examples of what Honduras do well. We're premiering a stream of the whole thing in this post.

The band's next gig is opening for UK indie band Kaiser Chiefs' sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (2/19) so if you're going to that be sure to check 'em out. (PS, Kaiser Chiefs also just announced a Webster Hall show for 6/20, tix on sale 2/21 at noon.)

Honduras will then play a record release show at Radio Bushwick on March 1 with Dead Stars, Beiju and The Gradients. The band will also be at SXSW this year so look out for them there if you are going.

EP stream below...

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Drenge
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Grungy UK duo Drenge, who were here last month, will join Manchester punks PINS, grime vet Skepta, and Sheffield, UK hip hop act Clubs and Spades to play this year's NY Sound City showcase which is happening on March 17 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You may remember that Sound City is the American branch of UK music industry confab Liverpool Sound City that's happened a few times before. (It's got nothing to do with the Dave Grohl-directed documentary of similar name.) During the day on 3/17 there will be panel discussions (including one specifically about grime) and other industry events happening at The Wythe Hotel. More info on that is out the NY Sound City website.

Drenge are over for SXSW, which happens just before. PINS too, and they'll also be playing that Bella Union showcase at Baby's All Right on March 19 with Marissa Nadler, Ballet School, and Mt. Royal (plus Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde on DJ duty). Tickets to that are still available.

by Doug Moore

Nothing at BV CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nothing

Philly shoegazers Nothing and San Francisco's Weekend must get along pretty well. They've already toured together more than once in the past year, and they're going out again in March.

Their two-ish week North American tour begins with a record release party for Nothing's Relapse Records debut at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie on March 2 and loops down to Texas, where the two bands will part ways. Nothing will hit SXSW for several days, including an appearance at Relapse's official showcase at Dirty Dog Bar on 3/12, which will also feature Windhand, Christian Mistress, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon (my band), and at Dallas's Spillover Music Fest on 3/16, where they'll briefly reunite with Weekend. Nothing's tour will then bring them back to the East Coast, where it will terminate with a NYC show at Saint Vitus Bar on 3/20. Tickets and supporting acts are TBA, but keep an eye out.

Check out some live footage of Nothing at our CMJ party and both bands' full sets of dates below...

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by Bill Pearis

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The Beets' Juan Wauters released his first solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, last week on Captured Tracks. A little mellower than what his does with The Beets, it's a really nice record that sounds especially good on an overcast day like today. The album is available in a special gatefold edition with artwork (and a comic) by longtime visual collaborator Matthew Volz. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio.

Juan plays a record release party this Sunday (2/16) at Baby's All Right (it was originally at Rough Trade) with Household and Las Rosas. Tickets are still available.

He'll then open for the Vivian Girls' sold-out farewell show at Death by Audio on March 1, and then will be opening for Mac DeMarco 's upcoming tour including Webster Hall on April 9 with Amen Dunes and Tonstartssbandht. Tickets for Webster Hall are still available as well.

All tour dates, plus song streams and the flyer for the Baby's show, below...

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by Bill Pearis

tacocat

While Seattle band Tacocat have been a bit upstaged by offshoot group Childbirth, the quartet are not only still kicking but will release new album NVM on February 25. The record is part '90s indie rock attitude, part surfy twang, with a little bubblegum to make your cup runneth over. You can check out the video for "Crimson Wave" and stream another song, below.

Tacocat kick off their North American tour this weekend with a string of hometown shows. Then they'll leave the Pacific Northwest for SXSW and then make their way East. NYC gets two shows: Death by Audio on March 29 and Hunter College on March 31. It's a pretty extensive tour, chances are they're playing somewhere near you, and they were a lot of fun the last time they swung through NYC. All dates are listed below...

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Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
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There's already been three lineup announcements for SXSW 2014, and since we last spoke the music schedule was posted, which revealed more artist additions.

Those additions include Sam Smith, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Mark Kozelek, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Eagulls, Mutual Benefit, Kate Nash, Hundred Waters, Julian Lennon, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, Perfume Genius, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Ab-Soul, THe Fresh and Onlys, Christopher Owens, No Joy, Diane Coffee, Ital, The Pizza Underground and more. More additions are listed below.

SXSW goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 11-16 and includes tons of other previously-announced artists like A$AP Mob, Perfect Pussy, Action Bronson, Ex Hex, La Femme, and many more.

Lineup additions below...

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by Bill Pearis

DCTV

DTCV's new album, Hilarious Heaven, came out a couple weeks ago via Xemu/Burger and is a double LP loaded with post-VU indie rock. (Also a lot of vintage movie samples.) It's also got cover art designed by Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard (DTCV's Jim Greer was in GBV in the '90s). You can stream the whole shebang at Rdio. The band just made a video for one of the album's heavier cuts, "Alpha Waves in a Gelatinous Conductor," and its washed out 8mm look goes well with the song's Sabbath-y riffs. It makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.

DTCV will be on tour next month. While there are no NYC dates scheduled currently, the band will be in Austin for SXSW so if you're there, keep an eye out. UPDATE: More tour dates than we originally posted, including Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 25.

All dates are listed, along with the video, below.

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Mekons frontman Jon Langford will release his new solo album, Here Be Monsters, on April 1 via Bloodshot. Says Langford, "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on." You can check out the video for a track from it, the lovely "Mars," below.

Langford will be on tour this spring, kicking things off in Austin during SXSW and he'll play Brooklyn's Bell House on April 4. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with the "Mars" video, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Diane Coffee

How was your New Year's? Do you even remember? Chances are it wasn't as bad as the one the two guys in Diane Coffee's new video had. "New Year's" features two would-be gas station robbers whose NYE job goes horribly wrong. Not as horribly (or violently) wrong as in, say, Reservoir Dogs, but it definitely does not go well. Tighe Boudreaux Kellner wrote, directed and co-starred (with his brother Jess) in this short that's pretty entertaining. The video makes its debut in this post and you can watch it below.

The song is from Diane Coffee's debut album, My Friend Fish, which came out last year on Western Vinyl. Diane Coffee, which is basically the solo project of Foxygen's Shaun Fleming, are playing NYC later this month, opening for Gardens & Villa at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 25. Tickets are on sale now. Fleming and the rest of his band will also be in Austin next month for SXSW so look for them there if you're going.

"New Year's" video below...

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by Bill Pearis

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Toronto dark-hued noisemakers Odonis Odonis will release their second album, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, on April 15 via Buzz Records. It's the follow-up to 2011's Hollandaze -- do these guys like brunch or what? The title also alludes to the nature of the album; side 1 is punishing goth/industrial/punk, while side 2 is more ethereal. You can stream the definitely hard-boiled "New Obsession" and watch its twisted music video below.

As mentioned, Odonis Odonis will be in NYC on Friday (2/7) playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Heeny and Infinity Girl. Like all BKNB shows, this one is free. And if you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, look for them there too. All dates are listed below.

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by Doug Moore

Wild Throne
Wild Throne

Seattle's Wild Throne used to be called Dog Shredder, which was less than optimal for reasons which should be obvious. They now run the risk of being confused with the all the other "wild" bands out there, but it's still a step in the right direction.

And none of that matters when you sit down to listen to their upcoming 12" Blood Maker, which is an absolute ripper. These guys split the difference between At the Drive-In and early Mastodon. They play winding, technically-inclined heavy rock that draws on metal but doesn't belong to it; guitarist/vocalist Josh Holland delivers his lyrics in a wild, emotive howl. It's unpredictable, high-energy, catchy-as-fuck stuff.

So far, Wild Throne have debuted two of the EP's three tunes -- its title track "Blood Maker" appeared via Stereogum this week, while a second tune, "Shadow Deserts," is available via their Bandcamp. You can stream both tracks below.

Blood Maker will be out via Brutal Panda on March 4. Wild Throne will also be performing at SXSW; stay tuned for more details on that front...

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by Bill Pearis

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There were a lot of bands who sprung up in the wake of Coldplay's initial success -- Travis, Athlete...um, Starsailor -- and I always thought one of the better ones was London duo Turin Brakes who kept things on the more low-key folky side, only indulging in sweeping anthemicism occasionally. The band's first two albums (2001's The Optimist LP and 2003's Ether Song) are especially good, deftly mixing songrwiting and atmospherics. You may remember "Rain City" from The O.C.

Turin Brakes released their seventh album, We Were Here, last year and it doesn't mess with the formula too much. You can stream it via Rdio. The band are coming to North America next month for SXSW and will be playing shows in NYC (3/10 at Mercury Lounge) before Austin and Los Angeles (3/17 at The Troubadour). Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon.

All Turin Brakes dates are listed, along with some of their videos, below...

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by Wyatt Marshall

Pyrrhon at the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon just made a new track available to stream, and, true to form, it's a warped nightmare of a song. "Balkanized" is off Pyrrhon's forthcoming album The Mother of Virtues, which is due out on April Fool's Day (heyo! -- 4/1) via Relapse. Click play if you want to know what it sounds like to cross an event horizon.

Pyrrhon will be touring in advance of the album release with fellow NYC band Psalm Zero. The tour will hit South by Southwest and lands in NYC on March 28 at Trans Pecos. That'll be a good'un--prepare to be weirded out by two of Brooklyn's finest. Psalm Zero just released a new track via Stereogum--stream it below.

Full disclosure: Pyrrhon's vocalist is none other than our very own Doug Moore, who writes about all things heavy on BV and IO. Doug, you sound terrifying. Mother of Virtues is up for preorder from Relapse.

All dates are listed, along with those streams, below...

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Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton

OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (This Is Stones Throw Records) is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its inception in 1996. Catalog highlights include hip-hop classics like Madvillain's Madvillainy, Dilla's Donuts and Quasimoto's The Unseen; retro-soul hits such as Mayer Hawthorne's A Strange Arrangement and Aloe Blacc's Good Things, Dam-Funk's boogie-funk masterpiece Toeachizown, and the oddball works of James Pants and Gary Wilson. Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks that put Stones Throw on the map, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON will delve into the label's enigmatic history, culture and global following.
Mostly-hip-hop label Stones Throw is subject of a new documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, which hits theaters this March following screenings in select cities, including Austin for SXSW. There will also be a sneak preview screening and Q&A at Brooklyn's Indie Screen on March 2 and the official NYC opening is March 19 at Village East Cinemas (also with a Q&A). Ticket info for those screenings coming soon. Full list of upcoming screenings here. Trailer below.

To celebrate the release of the new film, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf is going on an 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' tour with J Rocc, Jonwayne and Knxwledge. That tour hits Brooklyn the same day as the sneak preview screening on March 2 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/5) at noon. The full tour hasn't been announced yet, but all currently known dates are listed below...

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by Doug Moore

King Buzzo w/ Melvins at Housecore Horror Fest, 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)
Melvins

Melvins are about as predictably unpredictable as any heavy band out there. Their recent stunts include trying to set a US tour record by playing all 50 states in 51 days and reverting to their original early-'80s lineup for their most recent album.

For his next trick, vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osborne will be playing a run of solo acoustic shows in February and March, starting with a Scion Rock Show appearance in LA on 2/25. This wouldn't be such a weird move for most rock frontmen, but Buzzo is not known for his friendliness to such sensitive endeavors. As he put it himself:

"I'm looking forward to taking this show on the road! Solo acoustic is something I'd never thought I'd be doing. Maybe that's why this will work!"
Osborne will also release a "commemorative 10-inch" (odd word choice, but okay) of the tour via Amphetamine Reptile on a date yet to be announced.

No NYC stop at the moment, sadly, but if you're going to be in Austin for SXSW you can catch Osborne there. All dates are listed below...

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highasakite

Norway's Highasakite will release their debut album, Silent Treatment, on March 4 via Propeller Recordings. You can stream "Leaving No Traces" here and watch the music video for "Since Last Wedesday" (and their Norwegian Grammy performance of the same song) below.

Like they did last year, Highasakite will be heading to North America for SXSW so if you're going, look for them there. They'll also, like last year, stop in NYC on the way back, playing Mercury Lounge on March 17 with fellow Norwegians Team Me. Tickets for that show are on sale now. More tour dates are promised for later in the spring -- stay tuned.

UPDATE: Highasakite are now touring with London Grammar, show has been canceled.

Album art, tracklist and videos below...

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by Bill Pearis

Cymbals

Your new album Age Of Fracture is inspired in part by Daniel T. Rodgers book of the same name. What can you tell me about the concept behind this?

Jack (Cleverly) was reading Rodgers' book at the time of writing the songs. It's not a concept album really, many of the songs were written before the record started and it took us a year to make it. But the themes of the book fit what we were doing and when Jack related to us what the concept we started to work towards that. Then when we contacted Daniel to ask for permission to use the name he was great about it and really liked the music.

Do you think once the influenced was explained from Jack that these themes started to shape the music?

I think the lyrics written by Dan and Jack definitely draw parallels to the themes of the book. In terms of sound we've always wanted to make house music with real instruments, to give it the more raw live feel that can be heard in some of our early stuff. This time around we really started to experiment with the audio in post-production and having fun with the sound of the album. Dreamtrak, who was our producer, really helped with that side of things. - [The Journalist]

London electropop quartet CYMBALS just released their debut album, Age of Fracture, this week via UK label Tough Love. If your tastes skew towards the Britpoppier side of dance (Hot Chip, Outfit, Breton), this is a fizzy, hummable addition to your collection. The whole record is currently streaming on Pitchfork Advance.

CYMBALS will be making their first trip to North America in March for SXSW, so if you're going look for them there. No word on whether they'll be playing other shows along the way. In addition to the album stream, you can check out a couple CYMBALS videos below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Stone Jack Jones

Nashville's Stone Jack Jones has been making eerie folk for over a decade now, and he's set to release his third full length album, Ancestor (which follows 2006's Bluefolk), on March 4 via Western Vinyl. With Patty Griffin contributing vocals to many songs, and members of Lambchop backing him, Stone Jack Jones pulls from dark balladry and bits of psychedelia, simultaneously recalling classic songwriters like Johnny Cash and outsiders like Dave Bixby. The record was produced by Roger Moutenot (who's worked with Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, and others), whose touch works perfectly with Stone Jack Jones' sound.

The record's newest single, "Red Red Rose," makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it, along with the video for previous single "State I'm In" (feat. Patty Griffin), and the album tracklist, below. That's the album artwork above. No tour planned at the moment, but he'll be at SXSW.

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by Doug Moore

Biblical
Biblical

The last half-decade or so has produced a great deal of throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal. While I'm a proponent of both, the whole fuzzy-riff/delay-everywhere approach has inevitably started to wear a little thin with the repetition. This brand-new track "The Quiet Crooks" by Toronto's Biblical caught my ear nonetheless, thanks in large part to bassist/vocalist Nick Sewell's surprisingly delicate croon -- no beardy yelling here. The instrumental component is righteous, too, with a piled-high psych production and a topping of supersaturated guitar leads. The track makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to it below.

Biblical will release their first LP, Monsoon Season, on March 11 via New Damage Records. The band will be at SXSW and will be embarking on an accompanying US tour, with dates TBA. For now, they have a few Canadian dates lined up. Check those out and stream "The Quiet Crooks" below...

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by Bill Pearis

Cate Le Bon @ Mercury Lounge 1/17/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon just wrapped up her East Coast tour with Kevin Morby (their Mercury Lounge show was great) and she's about to head to Europe for a monthlong tour there. After that, she'll be heading back to North America where she'll be in Austin for the insanity that is SXSW. After that she's joining Warpaint's tour for a week's worth of dates, including the NYC show at Webster Hall on March 21. That is a great double bill and tickets to Webster Hall are still available.

If you haven't heard Cate Le Bon's genuinely terrific third album, Mug Museum, yet you can rectify that via Rdio. All Cate Le Bon dates are listed, along with a video from the LP, below...

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Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Radkey

"We're going to be the money source and it's really scary. But you never get anywhere unless you put yourself out there, so we're really putting ourselves out there. My dad's going to be our manager--he's been on every tour so far.He's totally cool. He actually makes everything easier because he does all the talking, comes to business stuff, and we just get to not worry about it. For instance, I woke up an hour ago and I had forgotten I had the interview, so he wakes me up and tells me what I have to do. I just hang out and write music." [Radkey to Interview Magazine]
Young Missouri trio Radkey, who happen to also be brothers and who maybe you caught when they toured with Red Fang, played Santos with the Orwells, or at Afro Punk Fest, will bring their polished punk rock sound back to NYC in February before heading overseas for a tour of the UK, and ending up in Texas for the SXSW grind (again).

The NYC gigs are an early one at Mercury Lounge on 2/20 with Your Skull My Closet, and a more recently added show one day earlier (on 2/19) at a venue they are old enough to get into, Death By Audio with Netherlands, Eula, and Shark?.

All dates are listed with songs and videos below...

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Blondie in NJ in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Blondie

This past Sunday's Grammys telecast is behind us, but another televised event that will have a ton of Americans in front of their TVs happens this Sunday (2/2): the Super Bowl. A bunch of NYC-area concerts have been announced for the weekend-wide celebration, and since we last spoke, even more have been added.

NYC punk/new wave legends Blondie will play a FREE show at the Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage on Saturday (2/1). The stage is located in downtown Manhattan at Broadway & 40th Street, and Blondie go on at 8:30 PM. Blondie are also set to speak and perform at SXSW this year.

Jay Z (who performed and won an award at the Grammys) is also playing a Super Bowl concert. His happens on Saturday and is an invite-only DirecTV party.

Howard Stern's 60th Birthday Bash happens Friday (1/31) at Hammerstein Ballroom at 6 PM and will stream on SiriusXM. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the event, and guests include Louis C.K., David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and others. Hopefully if you're there you'll get to see Steven Tyler dance again.

Meanwhile, catch Louis CK and the Arctic Monkeys on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (1/27).

There's also ASPIRE'S Ultimate 70s Soul Party with The O Jays at Time Warner Cable Studios and the 15th Annual NFL SUper Bowl Gospel Celebration with Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin at MSG, both on Friday.

Other previously announced Super Bowl weekend concerts include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses, The Roots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janelle Monae, TLC, Drake and more.