Entries tagged with: Shark Week
by Bill Pearis
(photo by Michelle Furbacher)
Vancouver garage punks Tough Age will release their new album, I Get The Feeling Central on June 23 via Mint Records. While their early records were defiantly low-fi, this new one has a pleasant mid-fi clarity, that still feels just gritty enough. Get an early taste via Hives-style ripper "Gutter Lemon" which makes its premiere in this post. Stream it below.
Tough Age will be in NYC this weekend for Northside where they'll play Trash Bar on Friday (6/12) with fellow Canadians and Mint labelmates Monomyth, as well as The Cowmen and Shark Week. That show is $10 at the door or you can get in with a Northside badge (subject to capacity).
It's Tough Age's only US show at the moment but they do have some Canadian shows coming up. All North American dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Crocodiles' new album, Boys, will be out May 12 and they have shared a new song from it, "Peroxide Hearts," which makes its premiere in this post. Armed with a big riff, it's sunny and a little damaged -- like a bleach blonde -- and you can stream it below.
The bands' tour with Shark Week starts on Wednesday (4/29) at Union Pool in Brooklyn. Christines are also on the bill and tickets are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a pair of tickets away. Details are below.
Their tour will hit NYC again on the tail end of the trek at Mercury Lounge on June 7. Tickets for that show are also still available. Updated tour dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...
photo: Owen Pallett at Fuji Rocks 2014 (more by Erina Uemura)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Owen Pallett, Foxes In Fiction @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Owen Pallett's brand of art pop brings lush string arrangements, electronics and deeply personal lyrics into a mix like few others. Opener Foxes In Fiction is a pretty good match, too.
Savages @ Baby's All Right
Rescheduled from Monday's blizzard-that-wasn't, Savages are now playing the late show with doors at midnight. Which could definitely make things a different vibe. This is now the second-to-last of their nine NYC shows.
Viet Cong, What Moon Things @ Mercury Lounge
With a widely acclaimed debut album just out, Canadian band Viet Cong hit NYC for two shows, tonight being the second. Sold out.
Ramleh, JFK, Alberich, Theologian, York Factory Complaint @ Saint Vitus
British power electronics and noise rock pioneers Ramleh, who are currently Anthony di Franco, Gary Mundy, and Martyn Watts, are in NYC for two rare shows this week.
Porcelain Raft, Noveller, Ponyhof @ Cameo Gallery
Porcelain Raft headlines this show, but for Noveller it's the release party for her new album Fantastic Planet, which pairs her mesmerizing guitar playing with some pulsating electronics.
Drenge, EULA, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
This bill is on the slightly heavier side, with grungy UK band Drenge, local noise rockers EULA, and Staten Island rockers Bueno.
Marilyn Manson, Unlocking The Truth @ Terminal 5
Veteran shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been getting some of the best reviews of his career for his new album, The Pale Emperor. The very young band Unlocking the Truth open tonight. This is the makeup date from Monday's show postponement.
Honduras, Shark Week, Haybaby, Die Malone @ Bowery Electric
Sixties revivalists Honduras headline this lineup of superior local guitar pop bands. Opening tonight is Die Malone which is Radio 4's David Milone with backing by Boy Wonder.
New England Patriots, Caethua, Great Valley's Grape Room, The Lentils, CE Schneider Topical @ Silent Barn
New England Patriots make noisy, freaky garage punk with a highly entertaining frontman whose high shaky voice is as memorable as his stage moves.
Mike Doughty @ WNYC Greene Space
Onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty has written a rock opera based on The Bible's 'Book of Revelation' and he'll be performing those songs tonight with a full band and backup singers. This is a makeup show for Tuesday (which was canceled due to the storm).
Wolf Alice, Charly Bliss @ Baby's All Right
Buzzy UK band Wolf Alice sound like '90s alt-rock on one song and like The xx on the next. Tonight they play their first of two NYC shows this week.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Tickets for the Fleetwood Mac shows at MSG, Atlantic City, Nassau Coliseum and Prudential Center go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM.
Tickets for The Who shows at Nassau Coliseum, Barclays Center, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Prudential Center and MSG go on Citi cardmember presale today at 10 AM.
Cold War Kids (who also play Rough Trade while they're here) headline the annual pre-CMJ Conflict of Interest party which is at Brooklyn Bowl on October 21 this year with Aurora, Chief Scout and special guests. Admission is free with RSVP or a CMJ badge.
Speaking of CWK and CMJ, Cold War Kids-related project French Style Furs are headlining the Frenchkiss Records CMJ showcase at Fontana's on 10/23. Shark Week, The Suits, Strange Names and Bright Light Social Hour are also on the bill, and tickets are on sale.
BrooklynVegan is also co-presenting the Iron Pier CMJ showcase with Self Defense Family, Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens and Deep Pockets, and tickets for that one are on sale now too. And BV is also co-presenting the free No Sleep showcase with John Nolan, Xerxes, Rescuer, Run Forever and more, and will be putting on two TBA free day parties.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
In honor of Shark Week on The Discovery Channel: metal album covers featuring sharks.We compiled the same list and added some more. There's two by M.O.D. (who are active lately) including the one above. Check out the rest below...
This does not include shark-featuring album covers in other genres, like Ride's "Vapour Trail" single, Gallows' In the Belly of a Shark EP, or Great White's discography (which, admittedly, has some spectacular (ly awful) shark-featuring covers). I feel like I'm missing an obvious one or three. If you know, care to share?
photo by Danny Krug
Though The Drums are mainly the concern of founding members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, they've had various live members over the years including current guitarist/bassist/backing vocalist Johnny Aries. Aries is also a solo artist who will release his debut album, Unbloomed, on August 26 via Frenchkiss. Its new single "Ambulette" isn't a million miles away from the strummy guitar pop of The Drums' earlier material (though maybe not so much like their new single), and fans of that -- or The Smiths -- should find something to dig here. The song premieres in this post. You can stream it, with another LP cut plus Aries' cover of The Smiths' "Back to the Old House," below.
Around the time of the release, Johnny Aries will play four NYC shows: Palisades on August 18 with Vamanos, Winstons and Dark Tea; Cameo on August 23 with Ponyhof (tickets); August 26 at Pianos during the Rey Pila residency and also with Boytoy, The Fluids, Wand and Shark Week; and Glasslands on August 30 opening Salt Cathedral's EP release party (tickets).
Meanwhile, as previously mentioned, The Drums will release their new album Encyclopedia this year (due 9/23 via Minor Records) and are going on a tour with Beverly that hits NYC on 9/16 at MHOW (tickets) and 9/20 at Bowery Ballroom (sold out).
Johnny Aries song streams below...
Mexico City's Rey Pila have been tapped to open for Interpol on the West Coast leg of their upcoming tour. (Hundred Waters open the NYC shows, tickets for the 11/26 date are still available.) In conjunction, the band have released a new song, "Blast," via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records which you can stream and download below.
Before their run with Interpol, Rey Pila will have an August residency at Pianos in NYC, playing four consecutive Tuesdays (8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26). Here are the lineups:
AUGUST 5 w/ Lovers & Reflections, DreamersTickets for all four residency shows are on sale now.
AUGUST 12 w/ Chloe Sunshine, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnnie Lewis
AUGSUT 19 w/ Modern Rivals, Folding Legs, Matthew Meade, Challenger
AUGUST 26 w/ Boytoy, The Fluids, Shark Week, Wand, Johnny Aries
All Rey Pila tour dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below...
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
by Bill Pearis
The Babies @ Glasslands, 6/6/12 (more by Tamara Porras)
There have been a lot of benefit concerts here in NYC to aid Hurricane Sandy victims and there are likely to be even more to come. There certainly are a lot of people who still need our help. Here are a few we just learned about.
The Babies record release show at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (11/13) we already alerted you to has become a Hurricane Sandy benefit of sorts. You can get $2 off the door with a donation for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Here's what's needed:
-Heavy duty cleaning supplies: bleach, industrial trash bags, contractor bags, brooms, mops, buckets, simple green, work gloves, gogglesYou can stream The Babies' new album, Our House on the Hill (out 11/13), in full over at SPIN and is really good, well worth a listen. The Babies have become a formidable live force too and, if truth be told, I like them more than either Vivian Girls or Woods (with whom they share members and I like just fine). We're also giving a pair of tickets away to this show (which also features Alex Bleeker and the Freaks and the Sundelles) and details are at the bottom of this post (And if you win, bring extra stuff!).
-Warm clothing, like heavy coats, gloves, hats, scarves.
-Diapers, baby food, bottles, formula.
-Food in general but specifically food that is appropriate for children (snack foods, cereal, rice, pb&j, bread)-
-Some places need flashlights & batteries, especially C or D.
Also on Tuesday in Williamsburg, the Finger on the Pulse / Snacky Tunes guys are throwing a Sandy relief benefit at Cameo featuring Moon Hooch, Emil & Friends and Erika Spring with DJ sets from Computer Magic. $5 at the door with 100% of the door and 10% of the bar going to the Red Hook Initiative. Flyer for the show is below.
Backing up a bit, on Sunday afternoon (11/11) at Matchless there's a benefit show with BV faves Heliotropes, DC bandShark Week, plus Zula, and Fantasmes. The party goes from 3 - 7 PM and is a $10 donation at the door. 100% door + 10% bar will be donated to New York Cares.
Shark Week are also playing another Sandy relief benefit the night before (11/10) at XPO 929 with Love Darling, and Clinical Trials. $8 at the door, more info here.
Flyers and contest details are below.