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Screaming Females @ MHOW 2/9/2013
Don Giovanni Showcase 2013

Independent punk rock label Don Giovanni just finished up a three night 10th Anniversary celebration in Brooklyn. Night three, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Feb 9) featured Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow, Home Blitz, Shellshag, and a surprise guest performance from Rubber Molding.

Shellshag, like a couple of other bands on the bill, are better suited to a sweltering, crowded basement show than a ballroom or music hall. They play facing each other, singing into a bizarrely constructed speaker unit resembling a Dalek. Their energy treads a fine line between infectious and overly precious, but luckily most people in the crowd seemed to enjoy Shellshag's unpretentious pop punk. They closed with a Dino Jr-style cover of the Cure's "Just Like Heaven" before leaving the stage to make way for Home Blitz.

Home Blitz doesn't rely on bombast the same way Shellshag does. The quartet's set was understated, modest garage rock. Front man Daniel DiMaggio hangs off of the microphone as he sings, enhancing the impression that he's sneering through his raw and earnest vocals.

Our own Andrew Sacher talked to Stormshadow last month about the band's history, their reunion, and the decision behind re-releasing their 1999 album "Set On Destroy." The set, punk with a political bent and bar rock sensibilities, was a welcome comeback for this New Brunswick band. Stormshadow's male/female vocal approach is evocative of some Fucked Up tracks, though Stormshadow vocalist Matty King is not prone to the same onstage histrionics as Damian Abraham. Sue Werner's consistent vocal presence adds a nice back-and-forth dynamic to the band's stage routine.

Black Wine is sort of like a Don Giovanni supergroup, featuring former members of The Ergs! and Hunchback. They were originally supposed to support Screaming Females on the tour that got canceled due to Marissa's health problems, so it was nice to see the band getting to support them. Following Black Wine's set, Rubber Molding took the stage to blast through an unannounced, absolutely riotous (and spot on) cover of Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell, complete with a cape and some glitter-bombing..

While it was no surprise that Screaming Females absolutely destroyed, there was palpable relief from the audience that lead guitarist and howling vocalist Marissa Paternoster seems to have recovered from her long illness. The band just released a tape of new material, including a song they recorded with Shellshag, and they debuted a few new songs. The setlist is below (except the last song in the encore, because I can't read my own handwriting. Anyone out there remember?).

There are no upcoming dates for Screaming Females, but you can catch Black Wine at the Cake Shop on March 23 with Hilly Eye, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Lauren of the Measure.

More pictures and the Screaming Females setlist is below.

Continue reading "Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow and more played the Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW (pics)"

Screaming Females in LA in 2012 (more by Wei Shi)
Screaming Females

The Don Giovanni Records Brooklyn showcases begin TONIGHT (2/7) with the previously mentioned Death by Audio show, which features California X, Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower, House Boat, and Plastic Cross. Admission for tonight's show is $8 at the door. Then, the Don Giovanni fun continues with two consecutive nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg which feature Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Jeffrey Lewis, Lemuria, Waxahatachee, and Hilly Eye on Friday (2/8) and Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow, Home Blitz, and Shellshag on Saturday (2/9). Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and a 2-day pass are still available.

In related news, Screaming Females are releasing a cassette of home recordings this weekend (2/10) and you can stream the whole thing ahead of its release at Pitchfork. It features the track "Green Vapors," which was done with DG labelmates Shellshag.

Laura Stevenson is also releasing a new album, Wheel, on April 23 via Don Giovanni. You can stream the lead track, "Runner," at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, if you miss the showcases this week (or just want more), three of the bands playing -- Black Wine, Hilly Eye, and Nuclear Santa Claust -- are teaming up again for a NYC show at Cake Shop on March 23 with Lauren of The Measure. Admission for that one is $8 at the door.

If you're going to the DbA showcase tonight, be sure to catch California X, who have a new guitarist, Zack Brower and tonight is his first show with the band.

And in even more related news, Miranda Taylor of Black Wine just interviewed Caroline Rue, Hole's first drummer, who played on their 1991 debut, Pretty on the Inside. Here's an excerpt...

The evolution of Hole's sound is, in my opinion, extreme. What do you think contributed to the sound/style changes over the years?

Well, first off, Courtney and I were the least skilled musicians and needed time to catch up with Jill and Eric. We hung out, listened to records, and they turned me on to the Pixies, which I had only seen the MTV video for "Here Comes Your Man." We became better players, so we were starting to refine our tool to do what we were intending.

And you can read the rest at Miranda's blog.

Laura Stevenson song stream below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni fest begins, Screaming Females streaming new tape, and other related news"

The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Damned

Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including  The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.

The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2,  go on sale. Passes are on sale.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, adds The Damned, Tragedy, The Bats, Gehenna ++ more"

Pujol

Nashville's PUJOL got their start with the Nashville garage scene but this year's United States of Being (the band's first for Saddle Creek) is a crunchy, big-sounding record that, like the new JEFF the Brotherhood, owes more to early-'90s alterna-rock than anything else. You can stream the whole thing below (via Rolling Stone). Maybe you saw them at one of our Hotel Vegan day parties in Austin this year during SXSW? Main man Daniel Pujol was kind enough to send us a list of his favorite LPs of 2012 which includes records from fellow Tennesseans Natural Child, Heavy Cream and Turbo Fruits. Check out his complete list below...

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Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Night Birds

Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. The Night Birds frontman's journey through music in 2012 in handy list format is below.

Continue reading "Brian of Night Birds recalls favorite shows & releases of 2012; their NYC show at Warsaw w/ Fucked Up is this week"

by Andrew Sacher

Screaming Females in LA in October (more by Wei Shi)
Screaming Females

New Brunswick label Don Giovanni are throwing their annual Brooklyn showcases in 2013 at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 8 and 9, and this year they're doubling as the label's tenth anniversary shows. Both nights have typically great lineups, with the 2/8 show featuring Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Jeffrey Lewis, Lemuria, Waxahatachee, and Hilly Eye, and the 2/9 show featuring Screaming Females (I hope this means Marissa is getting better!), Black Wine, Stormshadow (who the label refers to as "original, political, tight musicians" who "made fantastic art" but "broke up and no one outside of New Brunswick knew who the band was," and they'll be reuniting for this show as well as reissuing their album, Set On Destroy, via Don Giovanni this winter), Home Blitz and Shellshag. Tickets for both nights and a 2-day pass option go on sale Friday (12/14) at noon and AmEx presale for the individual nights begins Wednesday (12/12) at noon. The flyer for the showcases is below.

California X at Tommys Tavern in June (more by Fred Pessarro // BBG)
California X

One band that we're a little bummed to see not on this lineup is Amherst's grungy California X, who have a great self titled LP coming out via Don Giovanni on January 15. I know we're still in year-end-list of 2012 mode, but this is already one of my most anticipated records of 2013. You can stream the single, "Pond Rot," below.

Song stream and show flyer are below.

Continue reading "Don Giovanni showcases announced (Screaming Females, Hilly Eye, more); new California X album on the way"

Marissa Paternoster w/ Screaming Females in LA in October (more by Wei Shi)
Marissa Paternoster

As you may know, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females fell ill with mononucleosis in May causing the band to cancel multiple dates, and after returning to the stage, has since had to cancel more dates due to more pain that Marissa has recently been experiencing. She just posted a new update to the band's blog explaining her current situation:

Dear Friends, Here is a very brief run down of where I stand right now as far as my health is concerned. I am doing my very best to get back into tip-top shape as quickly as possible so that we can return to the touring circuit that I already miss so much. Even though I'm not in any shape to get back in the van, we've been writing some new songs and I feel confident that I will be ready to get back on the road sooner rather than later. Thank you for all of the get well wishes and for your patience!

Also, please note that the following is a very cursory overview of what has been going on and I can assure you that a lot more has happened in the past month but it'd simply be too much for me to sketch right now!

That note came with a comic strip that Marissa made about her condition, which you can see below.

Continue reading "Screaming Females' Marissa draws an update on her condition"

Chaos in Tejas flyer

Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.

Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the  weekend are forthcoming.

Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2013 announces more bands (Framtid, Infest, Total Control, UV Race, Screaming Females + more)"

Babs at Barclays, 10/11/2012 (via @cpcayaba)
Babs

Barbara Streisand played her first of two, and first-ever Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center last night. Those in attendance missed the live Vice President debate, but still got a taste of politics at the show:

"I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street ... or to Pennsylvania Avenue," cracked Streisand, according to the Huffington Post.

Streisand also said of Romney: "He's a good actor. [He's] a chameleon. It's great."

Babs plays the new venue, that only Jay-Z played before her, again Saturday night.

Meanwhile: "Barclays Center VIP Lounge Issued Health Violation For Lack Of Toilet Paper."

Check out some pictures from Dark Dark Dark & Angel Olsen's recent Chicago show. Angel comes to NYC in November. Dark Dark Dark is in NYC tonight (and Saturday).

Austin City Limits 2012 is underway and streaming. Follow BV Austin on Instagram for more ACL action.

The Revelation Records 25th Anniversary celebration is happening this weekend in NYC. Check out photos of Night One (Texas in the Reason, Underdog, Gameface and more) here, and pics Texas's MHOW show here, and Chain of Strength's Acheron show here.

Don Caballero are releasing a live LP, titled Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live, on November 27 via Joyful Noise.

Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato says, "Nobody's doing us a favor by buying our shirt after they took our album."

We've got a couple Smiths/Moz superfans on staff (Tim Griffin in our Austin office; Bill here in NYC) but both pale to the adoration Dave Hill has for Morrissey. Read his account of this week's Radio City show.

Conspiracy theory time: Gawker asks, "Did Nirvana fan Paul Ryan steal his 'Bean' anecdote from Kurt Cobain?"

And while on the same theme: Friday Night Lights television series creator Peter Berg wants Mitt Romney to stop using its "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" slogan. But FNL author Buzz Bissinger takes the other side.

More stuff below...

Continue reading "ALSO: Babs Barclays Bow; Snoop Dogg drops it like it's Hot Pockets; Nirvana, Zomby, Daughter, Disclosure & more"

Screaming Females in LA earlier this month (more by Wei Shi)
Screaming Females

Some unfortunate news from Screaming Females...

Bad News

Since falling ill with mononucleosis in May, Marissa has been experiencing severe chronic pains that have rendered it very difficult for Screaming Females to tour. To ensure that Marissa has adequate time to heal so that Screaming Females can continue, it brings us great sadness to announce that all scheduled dates after October 10th will be cancelled. Thank you for understanding and we will see you all in the very near future.

Affected shows include the entire tour with Black Wine which was supposed to hit Maxwell's on November 11. Bummer to hear, but get well soon Marissa!

A list of all remaining dates is below.

Continue reading "Screaming Females cancel tour dates (Maxwell's included)"

photos by Wei Shi

Garbage / Screaming Females at Palladium 10/2/2012
Garbage
Screaming Females

As mentioned, Screaming Females are currently on the road supporting Garbage, and while that's a double bill we'd love to see, unfortunately the tour doesn't pass through NYC. We did manage to catch the bands in LA though, and a set of pictures from their show at Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday (10/2) are in this post. This review is from their San Francisco show, which happened one day earlier (10/1):

Last night, the band was in hit mode. We got a setlist packed with Garbage's first-, second-, and third-tier singles, plus a few new songs, all delivered with remarkable energy. The setlist included all the tunes above, plus "I Think I'm Paranoid," "#1 Crush," "Milk," "Push It," "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)" and more. Of the big favorites the highlight was doubtless "I'm Only Happy When It Rains": It began with as a quiet string interlude from a synthesizer and a whisper from Manson, and climaxed in a massive singalong, with fans shouting and waving their arms all the way up to the rafters, leaving Manson beaming onstage. The song's subtle blend of programmed percussion and rock muscle -- led by Manson's charming villainy -- still make it this band's best achievement.

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The contrast was striking: Screaming Females offered no production, no visual spectacle other than the members' whip-sharp performances, no sound from anything other than what instruments they held onstage -- and they were incredible. Like, devastating: Singer Marissa Paternoster's guitar alternately spat out Sabbathy sludge and flashy solos, all with a possessed energy, and all three members seemed mentally locked-in, dialing back their eruptions on a dime and launching back into the assault just as quickly. They evoked the another legacy of '90s alt: the invincibility and sheer joy of fearless, voracious, category-defying rock 'n' roll. And with a thrilling opening set last night, they also made Garbage's job quite a bit more difficult. [SF Weekly]

Garbage was here back in May to play Webster Hall and they haven't announced plans to return. Screaming Females, meanwhile, who live in the area, are going on an east coast tour with Black Wine in November which hits Maxwell's on November 11 (tickets).

Garbage also played Jimmy Kimmel last night and video of "Control" and "Blood for Poppies" from that are below, along with more pics (including one of the setlist) from the LA show are below.

Continue reading "Garbage and Screaming Females played LA's Hollywood Palladium and 'Jimmy Kimmel' (pics, setlist, video)"

Screaming Females at Riot Fest Brooklyn in September (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females are currently on tour supporting Garbage and in late November they'll head out on a tour supporting Dinosaur Jr. (which they've done before). None of those tours come through the NYC area but in between they'll go out on a headlining run which hits Maxwell's on November 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Like other shows on that tour, the Maxwell's show is with their Don Giovanni labelmates Black Wine, whose most recent album, Hollow Earth, came out over the summer. It's a solid album and should appeal to fans of Replacements-style power pop. You can stream the whole thing below or download it for $7 at bandcamp.

That stream and a list of all dates are below.

Continue reading "Screaming Females touring with Black Wine this fall (dates)"

photos by Gretchen Robinette

The Bronx / Screaming Females at Riot Fest Brooklyn 9/8/2012
The Bronx
Screaming Females

While no tornados touched down in Williamsburg on Saturday (9/8) the crazy storms cut the first-ever Brooklyn edition of Riot Fest short at 6PM after The Bronx's set, meaning only The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers and Larry and His Flask actually played. The Descendents and Hot Water Music got moved to Saint Vitus and Gogol Bordello didn't play anywhere.

Pictures from openers Larry & His Flask are HERE and more pics of the other three bands who played Riot Fest Brooklyn are below.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Brooklyn in pics (The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers)"

Descendents at Saint Vitus - 9/8/12 (via Jesse Mack Johnson)
Descendents

Screaming Females at Riot Fest Brooklyn - 9/8/12 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Screaming Females

Riot Fest Brooklyn went down in Williamsburg Park yesterday (9/8) with sets from Screaming Females, The Bronx, The Menzingers, and Larry And HIs Flask. Unfortunately, due to the storm that NYC got hit with yesterday, was shut down before Hot Water Music's set, which meant that Descendents and Gogol Bordello didn't get to play either. Refunds on tickets are available at point of purchase and Riot Fest Brooklyn tickets will also be honored at no extra cost for Chicago's Riot Fest, which goes down this coming weekend. Some pictures from the Brooklyn show are up on BV Chicago with more coming soon for regular BV.

After the show was cancelled, similarly to Refused and OFF!, who got shut down due to weather at the same venue earlier this summer, Descendents and Hot Water Music took the show over to a smaller Brooklyn venue. At 8 PM, the two bands took over Saint Vitus for a free show and needless to say it was a packed, sweaty show, with the crowd moshing, crowd surfing, and going nuts. Videos of the Descendents ripping through "Everything Sucks," "Coffee Mug," "I'm Not A Loser," "Thank You," "I'm the One" and others, plus videos of Hot Water Music doing "Trusty Chords," "State of Grace," and a cover of the Bouncing Souls' "True Believers" at the show are below.

Continue reading "Riot Fest got shut down early due to rain; Descendents & Hot Water Music played a free show at Saint Vitus instead (videos)"

by Bill Pearis

Cymbals Eat Guitars at MHOW, July 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

As we've mentioned before, Bob Mould is playing a free show tonight (9/7) at Williamsburg Park where he'll be perfoming Sugar's 1992 debut, Copper Blue, in its entirety front-to-back, as well as a set that spans his career from Husker Du to his terrific new solo album, The Silver Age. What hasn't been publicized so much is that Staten Island indie rock lovers Cymbals Eat Guitars will be opening the show (and not Howler as originally advertised). Doors are at 5:30 PM, CEG are on at 6:30 PM with Bob on around 7:45 PM.

Cymbals Eat Guitars will also open for Bob on upcoming dates in Boston (9/10) and Philadelphia (9/11). If you haven't checked out their most recent album, Lenses Alien, it's quite good and you can stream it via Spotify and watch their video of "Definite Darkness" below.

In other Williamsburg Park news, Saturday is Riot Fest Brooklyn with Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers and Larry & His Flask all performing. Doors are at 3 PM and music goes all day and tickets are still available.

Also coming up is a free Jayhawks show at Williamsburg Park on Saturday, September 15 with openers Nicole Atkins and Chris Lee. Doors are 5:30 PM for that one.

Cymbals Eat Guitars video is below.

Continue reading "Cymbals Eat Guitars opening for Bob Mould Tonight at Williamsburg Park; Riot Fest is Saturday"

photos by Chris La Putt and videos by Jessica Amaya

Screaming Females/Hunters/Heliotropes 92yTribeca 8/16/2012
Screaming Females
Hunters
Heliotropes

Here's another set of pictures from the opening party of "480 Pixels," the BrooklynVegan photo exhibit that's on display at 92YTribeca now through September 6. (Gallery hours are at the bottom of this post.) In addition to pics of Screaming Females, Hunters and Heliotropes from Chris La Putt, who put the whole show together, there are also videos by Jessica Amaya of each band that are well worth checking out. A review of the show is here.

NYC Taper was also on hand and you can download Screaming Females entire "480 Pixels" set here. Setlist is at the bottom of this post.

Heliotropes have a new single coming out in September and you can stream that below. The band's next show -- September 2 at Rippers in Rockaway Beach -- now includes Library Is On Fire, Hunktronik, Electric People and NAAM.

Pics, streams, videos and setlists are below.

Continue reading "video & live audio (and more pics) from our '480 Pixels' photo show opening w/ Screaming Females, Hunters & Heliotropes"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Screaming Females/Hunters/Heliotropes, 92YTribeca, 8/16/2012
Screaming Females
Hunters
Heliotropes
92YTribeca

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" opened last night, Thursday (8/16) at 92YTribeca and we threw a party that went a little beyond your typical box wine opening, with Screaming Females, Hunters and Heliotropes playing. It was truly a memorable -- and seriously rocking -- evening.

This was my first time seeing Heliotropes and Hunters and really liked both. A confident rock band through and through, and with big riffs and close-style harmonies, Heliotropes dip a little into early '90s Seattle but they own it. I'm not sure how much of the crowd knew them before their set, but everyone I talked to was really impressed. Catch Heliotropes again at Rippers in Rockaway Beach on September 2 and when they headline Glasslands on October 2 with Cloud Eater, Grandfather and Fan-Tan.

Hunters, meanwhile, are a little more in punk and post-punk territory with platinum pink haired singer Isabel Almeida a natural frontperson, wailing into the mike while tangling it's cord around her and often writhing on the floor. You can't take your eyes off her. Her personality matched well with the band's in-your-face sonic assault, led by guitarist Derek Watson, that was short, sharp and danceable. And loud.

This all had the crowd primed for the evening's main attraction who did not disappoint. A veteran of BV events, Marissa Paternoster (who also has art displayed as part of our show) is a double barrel threat of serious guitar shredding and a set of pipes that validate the band's name. There was a bit of a pit going for Screaming Females which probably doesn't happen often at the venue, given the evening began with an announcement to please put our cellphones on vibrate. If we hadn't, Screaming Females' sonic attack was shaking them for us. Screaming Females' next NYC show is Riot Fest on September 8 at Williamsburg Park with the Descendents, Gogol Bordello, and more.

Big ups to BV's Chris La Putt who put the whole thing together. If you weren't able to go last night, '480 Pixels' will be up at 92YTribeca through September 6. As good as the pictures on display look here on the site, it's something else entirely to see them big in high resolution. Definitely stop by if you can. UPDATE: These are the summer hours:

Monday, 8/20: open 8am-3pm
8/21- 8/24; 9/4-9/5: 8am-8:30pm
8/27-8/31: 8am-3pm
9/3: Closed for Labor Day
Closed on Sats & Suns.
More pictures from the show, below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females, Hunters & Heliotropes played the BV '480 Pixels' opening party at 92YTribeca (pics)"

480 Pixels

As mentioned, Thursday (8/16) is the opening of the BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" at 92YTribeca which will run through September 6 and features some of the best photographs that have run on our site, many for the first time in large format. (Width of the photos on our site? 480 pixels.) The exhibit will also feature drawings by Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster.

Screaming Females also headline the live music portion of the opening party that also features performances from Hunters, and HeliotropesTickets for the show are still available but if you want to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details are at the bottom of this post.

Time Out ran a nice little feature on the exhibit where five our photographers talk about their contributing shot and you can read that here. Hope to see you out there, it'll be a fun time. A full list of contributing "480 Pixels" photographers and those contest details are below.

Continue reading "win tickets to '480 Pixels' opening night party with Screaming Females, Heliotropes and Hunters at 92YTribeca"

Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg Park opens tonight (check out the full schedule) ++++ win tickets to see Field Report at Mercury Lounge"

Screaming Females in 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Screaming Females

We at BrooklynVegan are excited to announce the opening of a gallery show called '480 Pixels - An Exhibition of BrooklynVegan's Music Photography,' which will feature work by BV photographers. The gallery opens at 92YTribeca on August 16 and runs through September 6, and is free to the public. For many of these photos, the gallery will be the first time that they have been publicly displayed at a size larger than 480 pixels, the standard width for photos on BV.

On the opening day, there will be a free opening reception at 6:30 PM and a BV-presented show on the 92YTribeca mainstage at 8 PM with Screaming Females, Hunters, and Heliotropes. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The list of BV photographers whose work will be on display at the exhibition is below. Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females will also be showing a few pieces of her artwork at the exhibition.

The show is one of many scheduled for Screaming Females, who come to Brooklyn this summer for Riot Fest Brooklyn which goes down at Williamsburg Park on September 8. They also play C.L.I.T. Fest in NJ this weekend. All of their dates are listed below.

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan photo exhibit at 92Y Tribeca in August; Screaming Females, Hunters & Heliotropes play opening night"

Cheetah Chrome w/ RFTT at Maxwell's in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cheetah Chrome

The CBGB Festival kicks off on Thursday (7/5) and continues through Sunday (7/8). We've mentioned a bunch of the festival's shows like the free Central Park show with Guided by Voices, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Cloud Nothings, and the War on Drugs, the Webster Hall show with Agnostic Front, Madball, and Murphy's Law (who also play a Rocks Off Cruise), Fishbone at Brooklyn Bowl, the Webster Hall show with Cro-Mags and Sick of it All, and many others. However, if you're looking for others artists that helped define punk and/or make CBGB the legendary venue it is, there are plenty of options for that too.

On Thursday (7/5), The Bowery Electric is hosting a huge show with Tommy Ramone (who drummed on and co-produced the first three Ramones albums), Cheetah Chrome (of Dead Boys/Rocket from the Tombs), The Waldos (ft. Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers), Bear 54 (ft. Ernie Brooks of The Modern Lovers), Andy Shernoff (of The Dictators), Richard Lloyd (of Television), The Miamis, The Sic Fucks, and many more. Tickets for that show are available.

That same day (7/5), David Johansen (of New York Dolls) will be playing Sullivan Hall with Daddy Long Legs, Liza Colby & The Sound Machine, Andy & the Rattles, and a late night set by Strawberry Jam. Tickets for that show are available.

Also on Thursday (7/5), you can catch Glen Matlock (of The Sex Pistols) at, wait for it... singer-songwrter mainstay The Living Room with California, Jaymay, Lou-is, and Aurical.

Check the CBGB Festival site for more.

Hilly Kristal entering CBGB on its final night (more)
Hilly Kristal

The CBGB Festival isn't the only place to catch CBGB legends though. Like they've done in the past, Bowery Electric (a venue very close to where CBGB was) will host Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash, a celebration of the late musician, on July 15, when he would have turned 60 (he passed away in 1991). That show features Walter Lure, Alison Gordy, Andy Shernoff, and many more. Tickets are on sale.

Patti Smith will be touring with Neil Young later this year, which hits NYC for two shows (MSG on 11/27 and Barclays Center on 12/3). Patti also plays a sold out show at the Met, on September 28 (a tribute to Andy Warhol).

Blondie will be touring with Devo later this year. Unfortunately, that tour does not come to NYC.

But enough about NYC punks -- California's late 70s/early 80s hardcore scene is getting some pretty solid representation in NYC this summer too. The current version of Dead Kennedys (who no longer count frontman Jello Biafra as a member) will be playing a show at Santos Party House on July 31 with Cerebral Ballzy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Cali punks Agent Orange will be heading out on an east coast tour with The Queers, which comes to NYC for a Rocks Off Cruise on August 18. Tickets for that show are available. All dates on this tour are listed below.

Greg Ginn at Issue Project Room in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)
Greg Ginn

Black Flag founder/guitarist and SST Records founder Greg Ginn will be in NYC for two shows (early and late) with his new project Greg Ginn and the Royal We at The Iridium on July 29, and two more shows at the venue the next night (7/30) with the Les Paul Trio. Tickets for all four Iridium shows are on sale now.

Long-running Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins is heading out on a spoken word tour which hits the capitals of all 50 states. That means the NY show is in Albany and not too close to NYC, but you might have better luck checking out the Trenton, NJ show. The Trenton show is at the Jersey State Museum Auditorium and unfortunately not City Gardens, which is now closed, but during its existence had seen tons of great tours come through including multiple Henry Rollins appearances. A City Gardens documentary is in the works and due in 2013. The other tri-state area date on Henry's tour is Hartford, CT's Webster Theater.

Meanwhile, Keith Morris, who was a Black Flag frontman before Rollins joined, will be in NYC with his band OFF!, when their tour with Refused comes to Williamsburg Park on July 18. Tickets for that show are still available.

While we're on the topic of punk shows in Williamsburg Park, as mentioned, Riot Fest Brooklyn goes down at the outdoor venue on September 8 with Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, and Larry and His Flask. Tickets for Riot Fest Brooklyn are still available.

Speaking of The Menzingers, they have a new live acoustic video for "Ava House" off their 2012 LP, On the Impossible Past, which you can check out below. You can catch them on their tour with The Bouncing Souls, which hits NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

In other punk news, as mentioned, H2O, 7 Seconds, and Tournament play House of Vans on July 12. 7 Seconds frontman Kevin Seconds is working on a new album which is due out this year. You can check out the album's closing track, "Oh, Rhonda," at the bottom of this post. The entire 2012 House of Vans schedule was also just announced, Turbonegro included. UPDATE: you can also now RSVP for the 7 Seconds show.

Street Dogs will be in NYC for a show at Highline Ballroom on September 15 with Koffin Kats and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, the Fat Wreck/Rocks Off CMJ showcase happens on October 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Flatliners, and Useless ID. Tickets for that show are still available. That same lineup also plays a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/20). Tickets for the boat show are available. And Lagwagon are also one of the bands currently announced for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

As mentioned, Leftover Crack plays Warsaw on Sunday (7/8) with Crackbox and more TBA. That show appears to now be sold out (though we are waiting on confirmation of that). UPDATE: this is CANCELLED.

Another anarcho-punk option for Williamsburg this weekend is NYHC band Reagan Youth who are playing The Grand Victory (245 Grand St.) on Friday (7/6) with Dust Angel (ft. Reagan Youth guitarist Paul Cripple), Geek Skull, Lords of Death, and Empty Vessel.

As mentioned, crossover thrashers D.R.I. and Mucky Pup are teaming up for a tour which hits NYC on December 8 at The Studio at Webster Hall with support from No Redeeming Social Value, Undivided, and Blackout Shoppers. TIckets for that show are still available.

There's also a number of punk shows at Acheron this week.

Before we wrap this up, a bit more about classic UK punk making its way to NYC this summer/early fall. In addition to Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, who's here this week for CBGB Fest, The Vibrators will be in NYC for a show at The Bowery Electric on September 29. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Wreckless Eric, who veers a bit more on the new wave/power pop side of punk, will play Bowery Electric on September 7 as part of a duo with his wife Amy Rigby. They also play September 13 at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. If the name doesn't ring a bell, his song "(I'd Go) The Whole Wide World" probably does. It's seen some revived popularity in recent years due to Will Ferrell singing it in Stranger than Fiction. Tickets for both NYC area shows are on sale now.

Did we miss anything good?

Videos and lists of tour dates below...

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photos by Alyssa Tanchajja

Screaming Females at Warehouse Motor Club - 6/29/12
Screaming Females

Screaming Females, who were supposed to play NYC last month for Northside Festival, but had to cancel much of their tour due to illness, played their first NYC area show since then this past weekend. They played Warehouse Motor Club in their home state of New Jersey on Friday (6/29) with Night Birds (who played NYC last week), Terrible Feelings (who played NYC on Saturday), Smart Cops, and Artificial Limbs. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Screaming Females have other upcoming shows in NYC and NJ, including C.L.I.T. Fest (7/13-15) in Highland Park, NJ and Riot Fest Brooklyn (9/8) in Williamsburg Park.

More pics from the Warehouse Motor Club show are below.

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Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)
Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...

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Descendents I Don't Wanna Grow Up

We mentioned it in our Bouncing Souls post but, as a bigger reminder, tickets are now on presale for the previously discussed Riot Fest show featuring Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, and Larry and His Flask at Williamsburg Park on September 8th. The password is "RIOT".

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Descendents at Roseland Ballroom, Sept. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Descendents

It began in Chicago, expanded to Philadelphia last year, and Brooklyn, Toronto and Dallas will get a Riot Fest of its own. The Brooklyn one happens September 8 at Williamsburg Park, yet another big show for the new outdoor venue. The lineup includes Descendents (!!), Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello,The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, and Larry and His Flask. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at noon with a presale starting Thursday (6/14) at 10AM (pw: RIOT). Flyer for Riot Fest Brooklyn is below.

The Desecendents playing is of course the biggest news, as their only other NYC reuinon show so far was at Roseland last September. As for the rest of the line-up, it's nice to see Screaming Females will be back in action after canceling dates recently; Hot Water Music just released their first album in eight years (see pics from their Bamboozle performance); and check out Gogol Bordello pics from their recent show at Wellmont. and pics from The Bronx's Bell House show with Off!

As for the other just-announced Riot Fests, Toronto happens September 9 and features Decendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, Andrew W.K., The Lawrence Arms, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Organ Thieves and Junior Battles.

The Dallas Riot Fest is September 22 with Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Less Than Jake, Andrew W.K., The Sword, Municipal Waste, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Messengers, The News Can Wait, Fever Dreamer, Mouth Of The South, The American Heist, Venomus Mansions and Not In The Face.

There's also the previously announced Chicago Riot Fest which happens September 14 - 16 with Rise Against, Iggy & the Stooges, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Slapstick, Awolnation, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, GWAR, August Burns Red, Frank Turner, Built To Spill, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, No Bunny, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Sister Crayon, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, and Japanther.

And the Philly Riot Fest is July 19  with The Promise RingAugust Burns RedBoy Sets FireGamefaceHirs, Refused, Off!, and more.

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