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by BBG

Citizens Arrest at Europa in 2011 (more by Sarah Coulter)
Citizens Arrest

Screaming Females dropping off of the previously discussed Warsaw show on June 14th due to Marisa's sickness was a bit of a blow. Thankfully, the guys in Citizens Arrest have swooped in to take their place! Tickets for Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache and Magrudergrind (who just played Europa) are on sale or you can try to get in with your Northside badge.

The show is one of several US dates scheduled for the great Royal Headache, including another NYC show at Cake Shop on June 13th. So far the band is still waiting on clearances for their visas so they can kick off their tour at Chaos in Tejas this weekend. The tour was originally scheduled to begin on the West Coast last week, but those dates were rescheduled due to visa issues. Check out all updated Royal Headache dates below and fingers crossed for their safe passage to the US!

Continue reading "Citizens Arrest replaces Screaming Females on Warsaw show; Royal Headache reschedules West Coast dates"

Screaming Females at Red 7 earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Screaming Females

It makes us very sad to have to announce that we are canceling all Screaming Females dates from now through June 14. Marissa has mono and the doctor says no shows for a month. Don't worry, we will be back in your hometown before you know it. -[Screaming Females]
That means the rest of their current tour including Chaos in Tejas and Northside Festival. Right now, the cancellations will not affect upcoming appearances as part of C.L.I.T. Fest, Riot Fest, or a few select dates in the EU.

All current Screaming Females dates are listed below. Mono is no fun...get well soon Marissa!

Continue reading "Screaming Females cancel tour dates, including Northside (Marissa has mono)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Hilly Eye @ Acheron
Hilly Eye

Hilly Eye (Amy Klein and Catherine Tung) played a Permanent Wave presented benefit for C.L.I.T. Fest at Acheron last Friday (5/11) with Claire's Diary, Lost Weekend, and The Shivering Brigade. Pictures from that show are in this post.

As mentioned, Hilly Eye signed to Don Giovanni, and their debut 7" will be out on the label next month. Stream the a-side of that 7", "Jacob's Ladder," below. The duo will play a release show for the 7" at Cake Shop on June 9 with Shellshag, Necking, and Queening. The flier for this show is below.

Meanwhile, Amy Klein's other band, Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band, have changed their name to Leda and they've got a show TONIGHT (5/15) at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Cindy Lou Gooden, Young Unknowns, and Emerald Lakes. The show is a Permanent Wave benefit for Hollaback, "an international movement using mobile technology to end street harassment against women and LGBTQ folks." Doors are at 8 PM for tonight's show.

Leda also have upcoming shows at Cuddle Cave on Saturday (5/19) and Union Pool on June 1.

Speaking of C.L.I.T. Fest (Combating Latent Inequality Together), it's going down from July 13-15 in Highland Park, NJ. The festival is "a three day DIY event that showcases bands, workshops, tablers, and artists across the country to actively combat againt sexism, homophobia,transphobia, racism, and other forms of discrimination." All proceeds go to Women Aware. Bands playing include Screaming Females, Shellshag, Trophy Wife, Slingshot Dakota, Thulsa Doom, Lost Weekend, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Ticket info TBA.

More pics from the Acheron show, song stream, and C.L.I.T. fest lineup below...

Continue reading "C.L.I.T. Fest happens in NJ; Hilly Eye played a benefit (pics); Leda play tonight (and other dates)"

Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Frankie Rose

In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys,  Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.

Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.

Continue reading "more Northside Festival artists announced (Frankie Rose, Grass Widow, Felice Brothers, Buke & Gass, Vår, Gap Dream & more)"

by BBG

Ceremony at BV/POTR Thrasher Deathmatch (more by BBG)
Ceremony

For one night only, Mercury Lounge will ALMOST turn into a DIY show space when they host the previously discussed Ceremony show on April 23rd. Mercury Lounge will allow entry for 16+ that evening, allowing the venue to be battle-tested by tons of stage-diving underage kids. Violent Bullshit open. Tickets are still available.

The Mercury Lounge show takes place later the same night that Ceremony open for Refused at Terminal 5, and is now one of three NYC shows for the band. Ceremony will team with Screaming Females (who are on tour), Royal Headache and Magrudergrind (who play soon with Nasum) for the previously discussed (and now fully revealed) show at the considerably bigger Warsaw on June 14th as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets are on sale, or you can get in with your Northside Festival badge.

And speaking of Violent Bullshit, they have a new LP and are also scheduled to play Union Pool with Turing Machine in May.

Screaming Females and Ceremony also share a bill in Austin during Chaos in Tejas who are co-presenting the Northside showcase.

All Ceremony tour dates and the flyer for Mercury Lounge below.

Continue reading "Mercury Lounge is 16+ for Ceremony who are also playing Northside with Screaming Females (updated dates)"

Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Built to Spill
hopscotch

The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch lineup announced; Jesus & Mary Chain will be in NC in September; John Darnielle to do metal covers set "

Screaming Females @ Bar 96 in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)

As previously announced before SXSW where they played a show at Beerland and a BV showcase which we just posted new pictures from, Screaming Females are going on a tour that starts with shows at Maxwell's (tonight) and The Bell House (Friday). That tour contines for over a month, passing through Chicago and ends not long after they're back in Austin where they'll open for Tragedy who play NYC on May 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, a show that as previously mentioned, is on sale.

Tragedy continue to announce shows around the country. In addition to NYC & Austin, there's at least also Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles (possibly many more).

A few of those Screaming Females dates are with Toys That Kill who just premiered a new song at Alternative Press. All of their dates are listed below.

Screaming Females released Noun via Don Giovanni this week. All of their dates are also listed below....

Continue reading "Screaming Females begin tour in NJ tonight, play CA with Toys That Kill, play Austin w/ Tragedy who are touring too"

Screaming Females @ Beerland in Austin (more by Greg Cristman)
SF

Noun aka Marissa from Screaming Females is playing Cake Shop tonight (3/24) with Black Wine & Pets with Pets, and then as Bill Mentioned, Death By Audio with Little Lungs on March 30.

Screaming Females just came back from SXSW where in addition to playing our official showcase at Bar 96, they played a show at Beerland that we just posted pictures from on BV Austin.

by BBG

A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).

Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.

Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".

Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).

If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).

More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Kim Phuc, Horseback, Salvation, Split Cranium, 16, more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Fun times at @brooklynvegan show last night. Shout out to @titus_ndronicus 4 saving the day. Best thin lizzy cover since Ted Leo." - Caged Animals

"Shouts out to Caged Animals from Hawthorne, NJ #973" - Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus @ Bar 96
Titus Andronicus

One night after our Daniel Johnston show at the Belmont, and after a full day of bands on three stages at "Hotel Vegan", we hosted our 2nd official showcase of SXSW 2012, on Wednesday night (March 14). The venue was Bar 96 on Austin's Rainey St., and the lineup loooked like this:

8pm: Caged Animals
9pm: 2:54
10pm: The Young
11pm: Screaming Females
12am: Andrew W.K. (full band)
1am: Titus Andronicus
NJ/Brooklyn's Caged Animals were great and had a decent crowd for being a relatively unknown band playing as doors opened to the six hour, mostly-badges-only show. Bill Pearis, who got to Austin right before this gig, wrote:
"You can sit for the first two songs, but then lets get up and dance" said Vincent Cacchione of Caged Animals who opened the set. He played affable host, running into the crowd and dancing (and hugging people). Nice mellow start to my week.
2:54, who had just come from being in NYC, followed, and clearly the recently signed to Fat Possum band has some serious buzz behind them because the room, which was actually an outdoor, astro-turfed backyard under a tent, filled up nicely for them. Many in the crowd could be heard talking in English accents. 2:54 call London home. Bill wrote:
After that it was 2:54 who have gotten exponentially better than when I saw them at Pianos last year, a much more confident band. I am a sucker for their dark, moody, shoegazy sound. Good set, though it was cut short a song by equipment problems.
2:54's 2011 Pianos show was, completely coinedentally, also with Caged Animals which I forgot until I looked up the link as I was writing this post.

Then Bill left to go catch some other bands, and Austin's Matador-signed The Young, who also played Hotel Vegan the next day, took the stage. Bill was definitely not alone in leaving after 2:54's set, though many were hanging around in the various nooks and crannies of this spacious venue that includes good food, and tables wrapped around an entire house-turned-into-a-bar, adjacent to the backyard stage area.

Screaming Females @ Bar 96
Screaming Females

That said, by the end of Screaming Females, the stage area was at capacity. The NJ 3-piece band led by pint-sized powerhouse Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals had the place rocking out and going nuts. The talent those three posess is truly mind-blowing, especially with a few Lone Stars in your system. I am positive that every single person at Bar 96 Wednesday night, if they weren't already, left a Screaming Females fan.

Andrew W.W. @ Bar 96
Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K., complete with full band and Cherie Lily, took to the stage with chants of "It's Time to Party."

"He opened with "It's Time To Party," because it was time to party. He closed things out with a song that was also about partying. In the middle he urged us to party, and Cherie Lily, acting as the Fergie of the ensemble, handed out fist bumps. Sh*t, how do you even review an Andrew W.K. set? "He came out and was Andrew W.K. He continued to be Andrew W.K. until he left."" [UpRoxx]
Mosh pits, fist pumps, and stage diving ensued for the 30+ minutes of Andrew's set. I could see Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles watching from the crowd, and I felt bad that he needed to follow that act, not to mention Screaming Females. It was only after the show that I noticed he was thinking the same thing, and I think he said something similar from stage, including a bit about feeling that way every night on tour with the Scremales (at this point I was completely wiped out from going for so long with almost no sleep and knowing I needed ot do it again the next morning).

Luckily for Titus, not only was there still a big crowd for their post-AWK, 1am set, they opened with a rousing cover of "The Boys are Back in Town" that got people going again. It was an awesome night.

Here are some pictures and a video of the mayhem during AWK. More below...

Continue reading "Andrew WK, Titus Andronicus, Screaming Females, 2:54, The Young & Caged Animals @ Bar 96 (BV SXSW pics & video)"

DOWNLOAD: The Young - "Livin' Free" (MP3)

Screaming Females at Generation Records (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Screaming Females

This March, Screaming Females, Titus Andronicus, and Diarrhea Planet are heading out on the 'Screaming on Planet Titus' tour which kicks off at The Stone Pony on March 4 in Asbury Park, NJ and ends with a Houston show on 3/12 before Screaming Females and Titus play SXSW. Tickets for the Asbury Park show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

That Asbury Park show is the closest that the tour comes to NYC, but Screaming Females will play two more area shows in April as part of a longer, headlining tour. Those shows include Maxwell's on April 5 in Hoboken, NJ and The Bell House on April 6 in Brooklyn with Aye Nako, and Swearin'. Tickets for the Maxwell's show and the Bell House show are on sale now. Screaming Females also have a new video for "It All Means Nothing," the single off their great upcoming album, Ugly (due out April 3 via Don Giovanni). Check that video out below.

You can also catch Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles in NYC TONIGHT (2/29) at Shea Stadium with Alex Drewchin and Clapperclaw. The show is billed as "An Evening with Patrick Stickles: Songs, Stories & Spiels - An Affirmation of Manic Depression in all its Transcendent Glory."

Patrick Stickles

Titus also have a new single out, and currently the only place to hear it is on Tom Scharpling's WFMU show at the 2:37:00 mark.

Both Screaming Females and Titus Andronicus will be playing the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase which happens on March 14 at Bar 96 in Austin. Our official showcase also includes Caged Animals, 2:54, The Young, and one more artist TBA (due to a cancellation).

Both 2:54 and The Young have (relatively) new MP3s. Stream those both below, and grab The Young's above.

Speaking of Diarrhea Planet, they've also got an upcoming NYC show in March at the Aputumpu Music Festival at Le Poisson Rouge on March 25 with Japanther, Cerebral Ballzy, Ghost Mice, Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, Liquor Store, and Eula. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates, video, streams, and the flier for tonight's show below...

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus reveal new song, touring from NJ to SXSW w/ Screaming Females (who added NYC dates too); Patrick Stickles is at Shea TONIGHT (and stuff)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Screaming Females

One day after they headlined the Don Giovanni showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Screaming Females, who were just added to Chaos in Tejas, began a record store tour at Generation Records in the West Village. The band is now making its way to Chicago where the free in-stores tour ends at Permanent Records. Here are some pictures from the NYC show. More of them below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females played Generation Records (pics)"

by BBG

Sham 69

Highly influential streetpunk band Sham 69 will reunite their 'classic' 1977-1979 lineup (or at least most of it) to play a pair of US shows including Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas and Chaos in Tejas Austin. The 1977-1979 lineup is:

Jimmy Pursey: vocals
Dave Parsons: guitar
Dave Tregunna: bass
Mark Cain: drums
This lineup, also known as the Pursey/Parsons lineup (which may or may not have Mark Cain on drums this time around), is not to be confused with the version of the band led by Tim V (otherwise known as the Tim V lineup) (that's Tim V, Neil Harris, Ian Whitewood, Tony Feedback, and Al Campbell). The Tim V lineup operates out of Sham69.com, and both versions are currently playing live.

Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons lineup) joins names like Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, The Adicts, Youth of Today, Street Dogs, Toys That Kill, and many more for Punk Rock Bowling 2012 in Las Vegas, NV on May 25-28, 2012. The fest also features pool parties, a bowling tournament, late-night club and much more in addition to the outdoor festival appearances. Tickets go on sale soon.

Rancid also have some anniversary shows coming up with Cock Sparrer.

Youth of Today are also playing the Black N Blue Bowl this year in NYC with many other hardcore bands incluiding The Mob who also play Chaos in Tejas this year (May 31-June 3).

Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons lineup) is one of many new additions to Chaos in Tejas which also added No Age, pygmylush, Screaming Females, Secret Prostitutes, Slug Guts (Australia), S U R V I V E, and Tenement. These additions are not to be confused with the set of bands that were announced earlier this week. Latest Chaos in Tejas lineup listed in full below.

Lineups and videos below...

Continue reading "initial Punk Rock Bowling 2012 lineup; Sham 69 ('77-'79 lineup) dates; MORE Chaos in Tejas additions"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Shellshag & Screaming Females fans
Shellshag
Screaming Females

NJ's Don Giovanni Records held their annual big showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Saturday night (2/11). Were you there? Here are some pictures. They continue below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni hosted Screaming Females, Shellshag, Laura Stevenson, For Science & Black Wine @ MHOW (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Screaming Females in studio (more by Kristie Shanley)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females will release their new album, Ugly, on April 3 via Don Giovanni. They recorded it with Steve Albini, whose been having a great year so far with this album and the new Cloud Nothings album. Even moreso than on that album, Albini gives Ugly the same kind of treatment he gave Surfer Rosa, Rid of Me, and In Utero, with huge snares and spacious noisy guitars. As good of an album that SF's 2010 LP Castle Talk was, Ugly is the first time the power of their live shows is effectively captured on record. You can check out a taste of the album with the first single, "It All Means Nothing," which premiered on Rolling Stone today. That single is streaming below along with a video of the band performing a stripped down version of it for an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

As mentioned, Screaming Females play a Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW on Saturday (2/11) with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, For Science, Shellshag, and Black Wine. Tickets are still on sale and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter the contest are below.

That show is one day before Screaming Females kick off a record store tour which includes a show at Manhattan's Generation Records on Sunday (2/12). The "It All Means Nothing" 7" will be available at the MHOW show and at their record store shows.

In related news, and as previously mentioned, a different Don Giovanni showcase is going down TONIGHT (2/9) at Death by Audio with Mikey Erg (of The Ergs!), House Boat, Nuclear Santa Clause, Secret Police< and Plastic Cross (mems. of The Measure). The flier for this show is below.

In other related news, Marissa Paternoster's other project Noun will release a S/T 7" on February 14 via Don Giovanni, and the label will press her debut album, Holy Hell, on vinyl the same day. Both of those releases will be available at the showcase at MHOW.

Video, song stream, flier, and contest details below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni weekend: DbA showcase Fri., Screaming Females Sat. (WIN TIX!), Sun. (free) & now (listen to a new song)"

Screaming Females in the studio (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Screaming Females

After spending some time in the studio with the great Steve Albini, Screaming Females have announced the fruits of their labor, Ugly, due on April 3rd. Check out the cover art and track list below. Don Giovanni will do the honors, and you can catch the band reppin' their label at the previously discussed Don Giovanni showcase on Feb 11th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available.

If you're heading to MHoW, make sure and slide by the merch table to scoop up a limited It All Means Nothing 7" available via the band. The song will act as the band's first single from the LP, and will ALSO be available at their just-announced NYC show at Generation Records the next day (2/12).

The Generation show is FREE, open to all ages, and the start of a week long record store tour that ends at Permanent Records in Chicago on 2/19. Check out all dates along with the record info, and a video of the Screamales on NPR (where they play "It All Means Nothing"), below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females reveal more album info, going on a record store tour (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Screaming Females in studio (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females recently finished recording their fifth LP, which is set for an April 2012 release. They recorded the album at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Steve Albini. The picture above is taken from the recording sessions, which you can see more of at BV Chicago. Listen to a stream of Screaming Females playing one of their new songs live on WFMU below.

Screaming Females opened for fellow New Brunswick band Thursday at Thursday's last New Jersey show at Starland Ballroom on Monday (12/26). It was definitely the heaviest Screaming Females show I've ever seen, and if this any sign of the direction they're taking on the new album, then I'm all ears. They opened their set completely in the dark with the chugging intro of "Sheep" off 2010's Castle Talk, before bursting out into a number of songs filled with even more shredding and screaming from Marissa Paternoster than usual, while throwing in some Sonic Youth-y noise breakdowns.

Screaming Females play the Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW (2/11) with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, For Science, Shellshag, and Black Wine. Tickets are still available.

All dates and stream below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females recorded w/ Steve Albini, played NJ w/ Thursday"

Screaming Females at MHoW (more by Devan Council)
Screaming Females

NJ record label Don Giovanni have scheduled their annual pair of Brooklyn showcases (and a NJ movie screening) for middle February, returning to Music Hall of Williamsburg and Death By Audio too.

Kicking off with a screening of Dirty Work at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ on 2/9 (yes, the Norm MacDonald/Artie Lange film), the party will move to Death By Audio on 2/10 for a show with Mikey Erg, House Boat, Nuclear Santa Claust, Secret Police and Plastic Cross. The next night Don Giovanni moves eight blocks up to Music Hall of Williamsburg where Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, For Science, Shellshag, and Black Wine will team up to play the venue. Tickets for the bigger show go on sale Friday, 12/9. The flyer for both is below.

Latterman
Latterman

In somewhat related news, Latterman, who called it quits in 2007, and who share a member with Laura Stevenson & the Cans, is back from the grave, at least for a few shows.

Latterman was a four-piece punk rock band from Huntington, New York. They played a style of melodic punk rock with shouted dual-vocals by Phil Douglas and Matt Canino, and their songs often contain political and/or socially conscious lyrics. The band has been compared to the likes of Against Me!, The Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music and Fifth Hour Hero. Members have since gone on to play in bands including Shorebirds, Mutoid Men, Iron Chic, Bridge and Tunnel, RVIVR, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Daytrader and The Brass.
Quite the welcome is waiting for the band, who plays a sold-out show TONIGHT at Maxwell's (12/1), another sell-out tomorrow in Philadelphia, and a third sell-out at The Bell House on Sunday (12/4) with Nude Beach & PS Eliot. HOWEVER, tickets are still available (not many though) for a FOURTH show scheduled for Saturday (12/3) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Thousandaires and Explosivo!.

Although recent Don Giovanni signing Waxahatchee is NOT playing the Don Giovanni showcases, Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) can be found opening one of the Latterman shows. She is playing one of her last shows ever as part of the sunsetting PS Eliot at the Bell House.

Members of Night Birds served in The Ergs with Mikey Erg (who plays the DG show at DBA), and they have a few shows scheduled before year-end too, including a show with Citizens Arrest and another at Tommy's Tavern on 12/9 with Manipulation and Crazy Spirit (who play with Double Negative soon).

During CMJ, Laura Stevenson and Shellshag, like Polica, stopped in to perform songs exclusively for us backstage and on the Williamsburg Waterfront. Check out those videos, part of our slowly-debuting Sony Bloggie CMJ video series ("Green Room Sessions"), along with tour dates, the DG flyer, and some Latterman videos below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni schedule 2012 showcases, Latterman reunited, Laura Stevenson & Shellshag played us songs (videos & dates)"

Thursday

Thank You

"look thrice, Imma Let you finish, but..."

Yup. Yesterday thrice, today Thursday. Crazy coincidence for two bands that have led such parallel and intersecting lives. We would've spaced our announcement out and given the dust a chance to settle but we are about to play a bunch of shows and we didn't want anyone to miss the chance to see us one more time, so here it goes...

If you're reading this long version of our statement, you've probably had some interaction with Thursday. We've been a band for thirteen years. We've played an uncountable number of shows, ranging from living rooms to stadiums. We've talked to every Zine, blog, Daily, Weekly, Monthly periodical... We've talked to every College, Commercial and Public Radio Station and sometimes we just hung out on the street talking to strangers. Maybe we met you. Maybe we worked together somewhere. Maybe you saw us or heard us with friends. Whatever the case may be, we owe you thanks. You've allowed us to be a band for thirteen years, to travel the world, to make records, to meet all of the people we've grown to love. And to open for our idols, work with our heroes, employ our friends (the best crew around) and see our dreams made real.

This year, Thursday has had so much to celebrate: our new record, No Devolución, came out ten years, to the week, after the record that was to become our touchstone: Full Collapse. To have one record still being celebrated a decade after it's release and another to be met with such critical acclaim was really more than we ever could've imagined. We just wanted to play basement shows in New Brunswick. It's funny... That sounds like a well-worn line now but it's absolutely the truth.

Well, if you've been touched by our music or our dedication or our embarrassingly out-of-fashion sincerity, then this is for you, friend: thank you for letting us make No Devolución. We hope you've heard it. We say "beg, borrow or steal... music is an idea... ideas are free" but we encourage you to support our fantastically sweet and hardworking label, Epitaph, by buying it if you can afford to.

Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven't been as easy for us on a personal level. Without diving into detail, it's fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven't had any falling out and are all still close. I'm sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We've talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects... Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.

We hope to see many of you at these last shows. They'll be a lot of fun. We promise.

Lots of love,
Geoff & Tom & Tucker & Steve & Andrew & Tim & Lukas
(Thursday)

Thrice have no additional dates to report, but Thursday play their next show Wednesday at Irving Plaza (11/23) with Maylene & The Sons of Disaster before before continuing on tour with MewithoutYou and Screaming Females. Tickets for Irving Plaza are still available. All remaining tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Thursday (and Thrice) announce indefinite hiatus (which starts after their tour which hits NYC Wednesday night)"

Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom (more by Devan Council)
Screaming Females

As discussed, Screaming Females (who just played Bowery Ballroom) are headed out for a round of dates that will terminate with a doubleheader at Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ on 11/6. But before they kick-back for a bit of much needed R&R, Screaming Females will return to NYC to play 285 Kent on 11/5 with Streeteaters and 3jane. $12 gets you into this all ages jam. Updated tour dates and some video is below.

Continue reading "Screaming Females playing 285 Kent too (updated dates)"

photos by Devan Council

Screaming Females @ Bowery Ballroom
Screaming Females

Washington Post: You're about to record a new album, so that means you have a whole batch of new songs ready to go. But when you play shows, people like to hear songs they know. So how do you decide to work new stuff into the setlist?

Mike Abbate: We played a show in New Brunswick over the summer and we played only new songs and people were [very upset].

Marissa Paternoster: It didn't go over very well. I thought they might be interested to hear some new stuff. It didn't really work out that way.

So what can we expect from the new material?

Paternoster: It's chillwave. It's witch house.

I think you missed that boat by about six months, unfortunately.

Paternoster: We don't care! We're bringing it back! It's post-witch-house! Dubstep, that's in there, too ... We just want to write some good songs. For riding your bike. For walking your dog. For driving your cool car. For driving your Grandma around to the supermarket. "Hey Grandma, listen to this. This rocks!"

Screaming Females played Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (10/8) with appearances from Hilly Eye, Underground Railroad to Candyland, and Shellshag. The show was one of the first of a larger tour that will stretch into early November, heading as far west as Fargo, ND before looping back to play a doubleheader day/night show at Court Tavern in New Brunswick on 11/6. Most dates are with Underground Railroad to Candyland.

One of those dates goes down at The Fest 10, the mega-Gainesville, FL punk festival going down from 10/28 - 10/30 and featuring more than 200 bands that vary widely in the general "punk" genre (everything from the prefix "pop" to powerviolence). Full lineup is below and though passes are sold out, walk-up tickets for most shows are still available.

More pictures from the NYC show are below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Lana Del Rey at Glasslands last week (photo by Ryan Muir for Stereogum)
Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey, who initially announced that her "official live debut" would take place at NYC's The Box and LA's Hotel Cafe, has rescheduled both of those dates and added a number of European shows too. The new US dates haven't been announced yet but, according to a press release, they are set to take place in larger venues than the ones they were originally scheduled for. She also played a secret, unofficial warm up show at Glasslands in Brooklyn on September 14 under the name Queen of Coney Island. That's a picture from the much talked about show above.

Lana Del Rey is also continuing to stir up controversy about whether or not there's any authenticity to her music or image. Amy Klein (of Titus Andronicus) thinks the problem with Lana Del Rey isn't about sincerity, but that she's a representation of what's wrong with the American culture that her image evokes. In her blog, Amy writes:

Lana Del Ray is exactly as real as the past, for the past is exactly what she recalls. She takes the days when women wore floral skirts and orange lipstick and waited at home for their husbands to come home from work so they (the women) could bring them (the men) martinis with olives and makes them real again (the men, the women, the martinis, and the olives.)

Lana Del Ray is sitting at home waiting for you to come home so she can fix you dinner and a drink. Lana Del Ray is waiting for you to come home so she can watch you play video games on the couch and ignore her all day until it's time for bed. Lana Del Ray is waiting for you to come home so you can go to bed and act out all of your wildest fantasies which is exactly what she wants to do--what you want to do, that is. Lana Del Ray is waiting for you because she is your mirror.

So it doesn't matter if Lana Del Ray is entirely sarcastic when she belts out, "It's YOU, it's YOU, it's all for YOU." It doesn't matter that there is an edge to her voice that sounds something like rage and despair. Lana Del Ray has conquered America with plastic surgery, video games, a regression to nostalgia, and an appeal to the sex drive of every male music critic on the planet. It doesn't matter if she has anything real to sell because Lana Del Ray has made us think about the relationship between selling fantasy and selling lies.

Lana Del Ray is the lie we like to tell ourselves--that America has always been, and will always be, this gorgeous woman who can make all our dreams come true. So it doesn't matter if she loves you or hates you because she is going to take all of your money and you are going to let her get away with it. That's the reality of who she is.

We are narcissistic and self-obsessed and so is Lana Del Ray. We are a country in decadent, navel-gazing decline--fading, intoxicated, and longing for the past, but still so beautiful, staring straight into the lens and smiling as we shoot an American tragedy.

The full piece is on Amy's site. Info on Lana's new US shows will be announced next week. You can check out her European dates below.

Speaking of Amy Klein, she has shows coming up too. She and "the Blue Star Band" open for Vivian Girls at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (9/20) and play with Bird of Youth at Union Hall on 9/29. Her other project Hilly Eye play Bruar Falls on September 27 with Puta de Cava, Noon:30, and Mensch. They also play Bowery Ballroom on October 8 with Screaming Females, Underground Railroad to Candyland, and Shellshag and November 2 at Death by Audio with Nisennenmondai, Little Women, and Pet Bottle Ningen. Hilly Eye also recently joined facebook and they hint at a full length album being in the works.

All dates below...

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photos by BBG

Screaming Females

Screaming Females have announced plans to reissue vinyl of their first two albums, "which until now were only available at early shows." The new versions of Baby Teeth and What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.? will be out out October 4 on Don Giovanni Records.

Screaming Females were just in NYC to play a free Seaport show and House of Vans. A second set of pics from the latter are in this post.

They've got one more upcoming US date before heading out on a European tour in September. After that tour, they'll tour North America again with The Underground Railroad to Candyland. Both bands will play NYC on October 8 at Bowery Ballroom with Shellshag. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon.

The New Brunswick band will end their tour with two hometown shows at Court Tavern on November 6th (early & late). All dates and House of Vans pics, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt & Harriet Roberts & Andrew St. Clair, words by BBG

Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags headlined a hot, sweaty, and rain-drenched House of Vans with a supporting cast of Fucked Up, Screaming Females, and Pissed Jeans on Friday night (7/29). Doors to the venue opened at 7PM as the masses in line (the line touched the neighboring They Might Be Giants line down the block) were getting drenched in the downpour. Those entering were wringing out their shirts in the ultra-humid and wet warehouse.

Pissed Jeans opened the show with authority, pounding out favorites like "False Jesii pt 2" while the "moshing" crowd fell victim to the slick sheen of water on the venue floor; I saw my share of slips in mid-mosh. After a crew mopped the floors (seriously), Screaming Females followed with an energetic set that got the crowds back moving, though nothing comparable to what was to come.

There were a lot of discussion/rumors regarding who would be the headliner for the show, partially due to the crowd looking like they skewed on the Fucked Up side and partially due to the House of Vans site listing "Cro-Mags / Fucked Up" in the top billing spot. Ends up it was Fucked Up who supported. Damian & co riled up the sweat-drenched crowd indoors & outdoors, on stage & off, causing crowdsurfing and singalongs, though clearly confusing the security guards ("I'm OK, dont worry about it"). Excellent set.

Cro-Mags was the main event though, and the band covered material from their classic Age of Quarrel ("Show You No Mercy", 'We Gotta Know") in addition to covers by Bad Brains ("Attitude") while the crowd went apeshit. Stage dives off of the PA, crowdsurfing, floor-punching, and more were all in abundance, as the Cro-Mags gave an energetic set despite the barrier between the band and crowd (unfortunate for a Cro-Mags show in my opinion).

More pictures from show below...

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photos by Tamara Porras

"Screaming Females shredding the shit out
of the south street seaport right now"
- Andy Hare

Screaming Females

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Screaming Females played the free kickoff party for 4Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport on Saturday (7/9). As usual, Screaming Females shredded during their opening set.

"The opening band was "The Screaming Females" and I gotta say they were fucking excellent. Lead singer Marissa dresses as a neo-goth Emily Strange type, and then proceeds to shred and scream at you. It was amazing. Really amazing. So amazing in fact that I am now having a debate with myself on whether I should put up with the punk crowd at the end of the month and see another Screaming Females show OR go to the TMBG/JoCo show. They're on the same day. WHAT DO I DO?" [the science of discontent]
Catch them for free again at House of Vans on July 29th. All dates (only three in the US) and more pictures from the Seaport, below...

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