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The Avengers @ The Bell House 8/4/2015
The Avengers

San Francisco punk legends The Avengers stopped in NYC on their way to the UK for a show at Brooklyn's The Bell House on Tuesday (8/4). The band, which still includes founding members Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham, played such classics as "We Are the One," "The American in Me" and "Car Crash." Setlist and pics are in this post.

The rest of Tuesday's lineup was pretty strong too, featuring veteran Brooklyn duo Shellshag, young troublemakers Surfbort, and Gozer. Pictures from their sets, and more of The Avengers, are below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Tender Defender

Yesterday, we posted about a cancer benefit happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on August 16 with Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako and Tender Defender (tickets). As BV readers probably know, we talk about those first three bands a lot around here, but Tender Defender are a new band that the show flyer billed as "new Latterman." Now we have more details, and it turns out that description couldn't be more accurate.

Tender Defender is a trio of musicians who were all in Latterman -- Phil Douglas (now also of Iron Chic), Mattie Canino (now also of RVIVR) and Pat Schramm (now also of Bridge & Tunnel) -- and they sound... exactly like Latterman! (And also like Iron Chic and RVIVR.) That's a good thing of course. Latterman were one of those bands who were never too popular but always had a devoted fanbase, and it's safe to say they're sorely missed.

Tender Defender's debut mini-LP is coming in late 2015 on Dead Broke Rekerds (the label run by Phil's Iron Chic bandmate Mike Bruno), and its first single "Hello Dirt" is out now. Listen below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.

Speaking of Big Eyes, they're also playing a BV-presented show with Against Me! and Cakes Da Killa, which is $3 with RSVP.

Continue reading "Latterman members formed Tender Defender (listen), playing cancer benefit w/ Big Eyes, Shellshag & Aye Nako"

photo: Big Eyes in New Brunswick in April (more by Drew Gurian)
Big Eyes

Three regulars on the Brooklyn punk/DIY scene, Big Eyes, Shellshag and Aye Nako are teaming up to play a benefit show for Jay & Molly's fight against cancer. It happens August 16 at Saint Vitus with Tender Defender opening. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer below.

Shellshag play NYC sooner than that, opening for San Francisco punk vets The Avengers on August 4 at The Bell House. Also on that bill are Surfbort and Gozer. Tickets are still available.

Aye Nako were added as support to all Eastern US and Canadian dates on the upcoming Joanna Gruesome tour (that's a good double bill), including the NYC shows on October 30 at Rough Trade (tickets) and Halloween at Shea Stadium (tickets). They're also on the G.L.O.S.S. show at Silent Barn on September 23.

Big Eyes also play with promising Florida band Wet Nurse on September 22 at Silent Barn with Thin Lips (who play a BV-presented NYC show with Cayetana and Chumped in August) and Fleabite. $7 at the door.

Big Eyes are also on the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show happening September 4 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park with Against Me! and Cakes Da Killa. That's $3 with RSVP or $10 without.

In semi-related news, Aye Nako and Shellshag's Don Giovanni labelmates Worriers are a week away from releasing their new album, Imaginary Life (produced by Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace), and they're now streaming it in full. Listen below, via NPR. Worriers celebrate the LP with a release show on 8/7 at Knitting Factory with Emilyn Brodsky, Adult Mom and Fleabite (tickets).

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photo: Belle & Sebatian in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Belle & Sebastian

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Belle & Sebastian, Real Estate @ Radio City Music Hall
Glasgow indiepop royalty Belle & Sebastian released their new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, way back in January and they're just now playing NYC in support. No longer the shy stereotypes they were when Tigermilk came out, B&S are consummate showmen these days and should have no problem playing to the cheap seats. Real Estate should make for a gentle, tuneful opener.

Cold Beat, Dream Police @ Union Pool
Two Sundays ago, Cold Beat played amongst the cardigan set at NYC Popfest, and then scooted over to Silent Barn for a decidedly punk-oriented show. Somehow the San Francisco band (fronted by Grass Window's Hannah Lew) fit in both settings, making jangly pop with serious fangs. Brooklyn synth-punks Dream Police (featuring Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of The Men) make for a good opener. Recommended.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Punk veterans Bad Religion are on night 2 of their four-night stand in NYC tonight, and tonight's show has them playing all 21st century material. Tomorrow they do 20th century songs at Bowery Ballroom, and then 21st century at Bowery on Friday. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Coliseum, Child Bite, No Way, UnWed @ Saint Vitus
Coliseum's new album, Anxiety's Kiss, has them expanding upon their consistently great post-hardcore/heavy punk formula, adding in new musical ground like the desolate psychedelia of "Driver At Dusk." They're currently on tour in support of that, hitting NYC tonight.

Shellshag, The Hussy, Sharkmuffin @ Baby's All Right
Veteran DIY duo Shellshag grace their hometown with another show tonight, and opening is Wisconsin noise pop duo The Hussy and local garage rockers Sharkmuffin.

The Do, Tomboy @ Bowery Ballroom
Franco-Finnish synthpop duo The Dø released their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, back in February, which further refines the band's mix of acoustic instruments and synthesizers, leaning a little more on the latter this time. Note: the Tomboy on this bill is the Brooklyn dance duo, not the punk-ish band from Massachusetts.

Femi Kuti (and The Positive Force) @ Brooklyn Bowl
The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi is a great musician in his own right, having made records since the late '70s and is equally dedicated to social/political activism.

Algiers, The Flag @ Baby's All Right 
Algiers just released their self-titled debut album via Matador which showcases their gothy, gospel-inflected, politically minded sound.

Goldlink, DJ Kidd Marvel, Chaz French @ SOB's
Fresh off being named an XXL Freshmen, Virginia rapper GoldLink wraps up his 2-night stand in NYC tonight.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Trophy Scars play The Shop on May 8 with Hidden Hospitals, A Balance Between and True Apothecary. Tickets are on sale now.

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, EZTV and John Andrews & the Yawns are playing Palisades on May 7. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Azar Swan and Clay Rendering show at Palisades are on sale now.

Tickets for the GWAR show at The Paramount go on venue presale today at 10 AM. Password = PULSE.

Tickets for the Down show at Starland Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see NOFX, Swingin' Utters, Lagwagon and more when the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour hits Stone Pony Summer Stage go on Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales today at 10 AM. Password = PONY.

Tickets for the Mitski, Elvis Depressedly and Eskimeaux show at Palisades go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the three Panda Bear shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jamie xx show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the (the) Thurston MoOre Baand and Chain and the Gang show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Christopher Owens show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the AA Bondy show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Treasure Fleet show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Saint Vitus show with Shellshag and Big Eyes are on sale now.

Shellshag were also added to The Avengers' show at The Bell House. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets for the Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause and Chris Farren show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tobias Jesso Jr shows at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at 2 PM.

Motion City Soundtrack are playing Commit This To Memory in full at Long Island's Space at Westbury on July 24 with The Spill Canvas and Sorority Noise. Tickets go on VIP presale at 10 AM. Sorority Noise also have a NYC show with Turnover, which tickets are on sale for.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

photo: Moss Icon at LPR in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Moss Icon

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Moss Icon, Guerilla Toss, Beech Creeps, Multicult, Voice Coils @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Moss Icon were initially around in the late '80s and early '90s and played a type of post-hardcore that influenced many of the emo bands who came in their wake. They've been reunited for a few years, but chances to see them are few and far between. Not to mention this is free, and the openers are pretty good too.

Monty Python @ Beacon Theatre
Part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the surviving Pythons will all be on hand for this screening of The Holy Grail which is 40 years old this year. Try not to yell "Ni!" to much if you're going, ok?

The Juan Maclean (live), Heidemann (live) @ Union Pool
Now in the second half of their six-show Brooklyn residency, DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean move to Union Pool for the final three shows. They're playing as a four-piece and we hear their Cameo shows last weekend were killer. Sold out.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Clear Plastic Masks, Gill Landry @ Bowery Ballroom
Hurray for the RIff Raff put out Small Town Heroes on ATO last year, which was the kind of country indebted to decades-old styles rather than the genre's current trends, without sounding retro. Tonight's their first of two sold-out NYC shows on this tour.

Expert Alterations, Tall Juan, Green Pages @ Threes Brewing Co
A fine night of jangly, '80s-style indiepop awaits at this Gowanus venue/brewery tonight with Slumberland Records' newest band, Expert Alterations, headlining. Also on the bill are Green Pages which features members of The Beets, Sapphire Mansions and Cause Co-Motion.

Incantation, FaithXtractor, Putrisect @ Saint Vitus
US death metal vets Incantation may have had a handful of lineup changes over the year, but they're still kicking with new albums (like last year's Dirges of Elysium) and tours.

Hivern Discs (John Talabot, Marc Pinol), JDH & Dave P, Frank Tony @ Output
The Hivern Discs label is sponsoring this DJ tour which features an extended set tonight for Talabot who is promising to testing out new material on club-goers.

Iamsu!, Rome Fortune, Dave Steezy, Chris Miles, Mani Draper, Vashtie @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
These two rappers, California's Iamsu! and Atlanta's Rome Fortune, are currently on tour together and hitting NYC tonight with a handful of openers.

John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter @ Apollo Theater
Having recently released new album Plain Spoken, John Mellencamp brings his rousing, no-nonsense heartland rock to the Apollo tonight.

Livver, Rozamov, Godmaker, Dead Empires @ The Acheron
Seattle's Livver mix noise and hardcore, and they're joined by some cool openers tonight including Boston's sludgy Rozamov.

Shellshag, Crazy & The Brains, Coconut Milk, Drilling For Blasting @ Silent Barn
Two distinct forces in the local scene team up for this show: there's long-running eccentric rock duo Shellshag, and NJ's Crazy & the Brains who throw xylophones into classic-style punk.

Yelawolf @ Rough Trade
Southern rapper Yelawolf has a new album which he celebrates with today's in-store and signing. To get in, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade NYC store and get a wristband.

Mumblr, Soda Bomb, Twag, Hypoluxo, The Obsessives @ 104 Emerson Place
Lomg Island's Soda Bomb make crunchy, fuzzy power pop that fans of Wavves and Weezer will probably dig.

Tim Fite, Shiro & the Raw Dogs, Joey G, Drewseph @ Black Bear Bar
Brooklyn artist Tim Fite's last album was 2014's iBeenHACKED, which he described as "a music/art project satirizing and celebrating the highs and lows of digital culture, examining the ways technology and connectivity are hacking our daily lives, and altering the codes that we live by."

Dead Leaf Echo, Spires, Dinowalrus @ Alphaville
Anglophile alert: while none of these three shoegazybands are actually from the UK, most of their record collections probably are. This is a good triple bill for anyone who owns Ride or Primal Scream albums.

Breakfast In Fur, Rhino House Band, Maybird, Sam Yield @ Cake Shop
Hudson Valley quartet Breakfast In Fur make anthemic, sweeping dreampop, as can be heard on their recently-released Flyaway Garden.

San Fermin, Son Little @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. This is their second of two release shows at MHOW for their new album, Jackrabbit.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Fest

Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 30 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October 28-29. This year's initial lineup was just announced and it includes Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Tim Barry, The Jazz June, Drug Church, Pup, The City on Film, Kepi Ghoulie, Beach Slang, Frameworks, Foxing, Iron Reagan, Crocodiles, Cult Leader, Young Widows, Xerxes, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Mikey Erg, Night Birds, Tiltwheel, Lagwagon, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.

Tickets are set to go on sale via The Fest's website June 1.

It's a great year for punk festivals between this, Asbury Park's Skate & Surf, and Atlanta's Wrecking Ball. Full initial Fest 14 lineup, and a video recap of Fest 13, below...

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photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Buzzcocks, Doug Gillard @ Stone Pony
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. Doug Gillard, who has played in Guided by Voices, Cobra Verde, Nada Surf and makes his own great guitar pop, opens..

Pity Sex, Foxes in Fiction, John Galm, Spirit of the Beehive @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Ann Arbor punkgazers Pity Sex headline this stacked free show that also includes the ambient Foxes In Fiction, former Snowing/Street Smart Cyclist vocalist John Galm, and Philly indie rockers Spirit of the Beehive.

The Juan Maclean (live), Delia Gonzalez (live), Midnight Magic (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool. Tonight's show is with fellow (but very different) DFA artist Delia Gonzalez.

Doldrums, Moon King @ Mercury Lounge
Airick Woodhead's new album as Doldrums is both poppier and dancier than anything he's done before, while remaining resolutely of odd. Moon King, which is fronted by Airick's brother Daniel, both open the show and play as a part of Doldrums live band. They're both exciting live bands, recommended.

Blind Idiot God, Insect Ark @ Saint Vitus
Experimental instrumental rock vets Blind Idiot put out releases on SST, Bill Laswell's label and John Zorn's label back in the late '80s and early '90s (all produced by Laswell except for one by Martin Bisi), and earlier this year they finally put out their first album in 23 years. It has them in fine form, as tonight's show likely will too.

Blitzen Trapper (performing Neil Young's "Harvest") @ City Winery (2 shows)
This weekend, Blitzen Trapper are releasing a live tribute to Neil Young's Harvest album, and today they're also playing it in full at two NYC shows.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Warehouse @ Baby's All Right
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album (tonight's the release show), Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet.

Brokeback, Holy Sons, Chris Brokaw @ Trans-Pecos
Doug McCombs of post-rock giants Tortoise and indie rock vets Eleventh Dream Day has also led the band Brokeback since the late '90s. They headline tonight, and it's a good show all around with Holy Sons, the project of Emil Amos (also of Om and Grails), and Codeine/Come guitarist Chris Brokaw (who's also playing in Brokeback tonight).

Spirit Family Reunion, Innove Gnawa Band, Morgan O'Kane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion make trad-style folk inspired by old timey country and bluegrass. Catch them in their hometown tonight.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Testament, Exodus, Shattered Sun @ Starland Ballroom
Two veterans of '80s thrash metal, Testament and Exodus, team up for this great double bill tonight, and Testament are promising a set that includes their first two albums played in full (1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order), as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach). They do it again on Long Island on Sunday.

Sadaf, Gobby, Sporting Life, Helmer, DJ Hungry Bodies @ Alphaville
Sadaf and Gobby hail from the same scene that brought us Arca and Mykki Blanco, so if you like them there's a good chance you'll enjoy tonight's show too. Also of note is Sporting Life, which includes a member of Ratking.

Tournament, KDH, Twin Strike @ Union Pool
Local punks Tournament put out the ripping, snotty new album Teenage Creature this week. Hear songs from that tonight.

Adrian Grody, Arthur Meyer, Alison Rich, Shellshag, Joe Pera, Lil Freckles, Conor O'Malley, and more @ Aviv
Tonight's new-ish Greenpoint venue Aviv's first-ever comedy show, and also includes a full set from local indie/punk band Shellshag.

Com Truise, Lord RAJA @ Verboten
The early show at Verboten tonight (7 PM) is headlined by '80s-inspired producer Com Truise.

Matthew Dear, Mike Dehnert, Kyle Hall, Dino G @ Verboten
This is Matthew Dear's "Subversions" party, which features "trippy decor, visuals and wild costumes." It's also his birthday.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival begins tonight and runs through Sunday. This year it takes place at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Michael Hurley, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and more.

NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT
NYC multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright runs from today through Sunday. Of particular note is cult '80s UK deathrock band Part 1, who play their first NYC show ever tonight. Here's tonight's shows...

Kromosom, Blazing Eye, L.O.T.I.O.N., Pure Disgust, Sadist, Ajax @ Le Poisson Rouge
Interismo, Aspects of War, Mommy, Special Guest @ The Acheron
Part 1, Rule of Thirds, Survival, Aube, Cheena @ Saint Vitus

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Treasure Fleet in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
Treasure Fleet

Punk-meets-psych-pop supergroup Treasure Fleet (mems of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and Smoking Popes) are heading out on a two-week US tour this May. It begins with two hometown Chicago shows, hits the NYC-area three times, and ends back in Chicago for Do Division Fest.

The NYC shows happen on May 22 at Cake Shop and a Sunday matinee on May 24 at Saint Vitus, and there's also a TBA Long Island show (5/23) right in between. Other bands and more info on the Cake Shop show TBA, but the Vitus show will have them joined by local DIY vets Shellshag, melodic punks Big Eyes, and Past Life. Tickets are on sale for that one. List of all dates and the tour flyer, below.

UPDATE: The May 22 NYC show is actually at Mercury Lounge, not Cake Shop as originally announced, and The Shackletons and Concreatures open. Tickets go on sale 5/1 at noon with an AmEx presale starting 4/29 at noon.

UPDATE 2: The Long Island show happens May 23 at Mr. Beery's with Iron Chic, The Fad, Broadcaster and Vape. That's $8 at the door.

Big Eyes also just played their first of two BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select shows with The Menzingers at NJ's Court Tavern on Saturday (4/11). More on that soon. The second one happens Tuesday (4/14) at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, with Crazy & the Brains also on the bill and BV's Andrew Sacher DJing between sets. Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without. Get there early.

Treasure Fleet dates and a couple song streams below...

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photo: Helmet at Bowery Ballroom last week (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Helmet

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Everyone's favorite geek rockers They Might Be Giants continue their monthly MHOW residency tonight, playing songs from their first album, their new Dial-A-Song project, and more. Their pal Jonathan Coulton opens.

Helmet @ Saint Vitus
20 years ago Helmet released their third album, Betty, which saw them pushing alt-metal's boundaries and incorporating sounds from outside the genre. Now for its anniversary, they're playing the album in full (plus a lot of other songs) on this tour which hits NYC for three sold-out shows. This is the third.

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce da 5'9"), Your Old Droog, Boldy James @ Highline Ballroom
Some people say last year was a bad year for rap -- besides Run the Jewels at least -- but another duo of veterans revitalizing their careers gave RTJ a run for their money. DJ Premier and Royce da 5'9" put out an all-killer album that definitely recalled rap's golden era, but didn't sound dated. Tonight their tour in support of it hits NYC. Nas soundalike Your Old Droog opens.

Shellshag, Fleabite, Katherine, Alice @ Silent Barn
Local DIY faves Shellshag team up with Boston's Fleabite, Columbus' Katherine, and new Don Giovanni signees Alice for this matinee show that's raising money for Boston's Smash It Dead Fest.

Crosss, Advertising, Cellphone @ Union Pool
If you enjoy doomy riffs but always wanted to hear more traditional indie rock vocals paired with them, Canadian band Crosss have you covered. This, their second of two NYC stops as part of their tour with crazed psych-punks Cellphone, should be a good show.

Tonight's also the 87th Annual Academy Awards with host Neil Patrick Harris. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman?

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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by Andrew Sacher

Hamiltons

The Don Giovanni Records showcases at Knitting Factory Brooklyn begin tonight, and here's a rundown of what they've got going on:

NIGHT 1 (February 6)

Tonight's headliners are '70s-style power pop trio Nude Beach, who put out their newest album, 77, on the label last year, followed by a new single this year (listen below). They've been playing around a lot lately (maybe you caught them at Bowery Ballroom last month), and they have two NYC shows coming up after this: Bowery Electric on 3/5 (free with RSVP) and The Bell House with White Hills in April.

Also of note tonight is The Hamiltons, a punk trio inspired by the Ramones and the film Dirty Work, who may actually be The Ergs. Listen to a couple tracks below.

Brooklyn's Mal Blum, one of the label's newer signees, has been a singer/songwriter in the local folk punk/anti-folk scene for a few years now. Maybe you've caught her with Noun, Allison Weiss, Worriers, Chris Gethard, Stephen Brodsky or at Tinderbox Fest. Her first Don Giovanni release should be out later this year, but meanwhile you can stream her 2013 album, Tempest In A Teacup, below.

Crow Bait, the Iron Chic-related alt-country/punk band who put out their solid debut LP on Don Giovanni last year, returned a few weeks ago with the Separate Stations 7" EP on Drunken Sailor Records. If you like jangly '90s alternative rock with a little twang in it, you should check this out. Listen below.

Tonight's bill is rounded out by one of NYC's longest-running DIY scene duos, Shellshag, NJ indie rockers Black Wine and host Chris Gethard. Tickets are still available.

photo: California X at DbA in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Cali X

NIGHT 2 (February 7)

Saturday's lineup is headlined by the great Amherst, MA band California X, who recently dropped their sophomore album, Nights in the Dark. The sludgy Dinosaur Jr-isms of their debut are still here, but this time they're a little overshadowed by a handful of '70s influences, pulling from that decade's hard rock, power pop, punk, and a love of twin leads. Stream the whole thing below.

Downtown Boys, another recent addition to the label, are a band you have to see live to fully experience. And if you haven't seen them, it's highly recommended. Head HERE to see what we've said about their shows in the past. They'll also be on tour with Screaming Females soon.

Nuclear Santa Claust have a new album, Je Ne Sais Claus, coming out on DG next week (2/10), and they'll have it on sale at the show too. Like their last album, lead single "Sayonara Baby" is indebted to early hardcore with a good dose of Ramones worship. Check it out below. You can catch them in NYC again at the Nate Gluck benefit with Night Birds in March.

Opening Saturday's showcase is the label's newest band Alice (who count music writer/Silent Barn booker Liz Pelly as a member). They announced their signing this week, and will release their debut album, Revenge Pop, later this year. You can listen to the reverb-ed out "Nightmare" below.

The rest of Saturday's lineup is noisy punk duo Pinkwash (mem Hume, Bleeding Rainbow), Lauren Measure's current band Worriers, NJ punks Brick Mower, and host Chris Gethard. Tickets are still available.

photo: Screaming Females @ DbA in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Screamales

NIGHT 3 (February 28 -- early and late shows)

The third and final showcase has a 6:45 and a 10:45 show, both with the same lineups. Screaming Females are headlining, and these are the record release shows for their upcoming sixth album, Rose Mountain, which a few great singles have already come out from. If you haven't heard them yet, check those out below with a recently-released live video (dir. Lance Bangs) of another new song, "It's Not Fair." Screaming Females also have many other tour dates, including Asbury Park in April.

The openers at both shows are political DC post-punks Priests, '90s-inspired melodic punks Tenement, and the garage-y Vacation. Those bands have a bunch of other dates together without Screaming Females, including a Hoboken show on 2/25. All dates are listed below.

Tenement are releasing a new rarities collection, Bruised Music Volume One, on March 10 via Grave Mistake Records, and Toxic Pop Records. You can check out the ripping "Spaghetti Midwestern" from that, below.

The early Knitting Factory show is sold out, but tickets for the late show are still available.

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In other Don Giovanni news unrelated to their showcase, the label is putting out a collection from The Lookouts, the band that included Lookout! Records founder Larry Livermore, and drummer Tre Cool before he joined Green Day. The collection features guest appearances from Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid/Operation Ivy's Tim Armstrong. Stream a track below.

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Screaming Females

Not long after Screaming Females announced a 2nd upcoming Brooklyn show, the NJ band announced a ton more tour dates in support of "Rose Mountain" (their forthcoming record which is pictured above).

The new tour includes an April 4th show at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ, which is also the state they'll play THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (1/30) as part of a show at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken with Glazer ("Free admission for Stevens students [bring your ID!], $10 for everyone else)." You can also still get tickets for the Brooklyn late show which, like the early show, also has Priests, Tenement, and Vacation on the bill.

All tour dates, including a Chicago show at Empty Bottle, are listed under their new video for new single "Criminal Image", below...

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photo: Nude Beach at 4Knots 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nude Beach

Brooklyn's raucous power-pop band Nude Beach released their latest album, 77, last October via Don Giovanni and they've now dropped a new single culled from the 77 sessions, the shimmering and carefree "Been Waitin'." Listen below.

They've also got a handful of dates coming up, and play their hometown a few times during the run. The first is this Thursday (1/22) at Bowery Ballroom as an opener on the previously discussed Amen Dunes / Kevin Morby show. Tickets are still available. Then, as mentioned, they play the first night of the three Don Giovanni showcases at Knitting Factory on February 6 with Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine, Crow Bait and host Chris Gethard. Tickets for that one are still available too.

Lastly, they've got a newly-announced show happening at Bell House on April 3 with White Hills. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (1/23) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In news related to this Thursday's show, Amen Dunes just released the new Cowboy Worship EP through Sacred Bones Records which includes reworked versions of four songs from last year's Love, one from 2011's Through Donkey Jaw, and a cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" featuring Hubble (aka Ben Greenberg, ex-The Men, also of Uniform). Listen to that one below.

Also, Kevin Morby's band with Cassie Ramone, The Babies, have a new digital single out on Woodsist with two previously-unreleased b-sides. Listen to one of those, "Got Old," below.

As for noisy psych rockers White Hills, they also have a number of dates coming up in addition to that Bell House show with Nude Beach. Their tour includes stops at ATP Iceland, Primavera Sound and another NYC show happening at Mercury Lounge on March 10 with Australia's The Black Ryder. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates for Nude Beach and White Hills, as well as the Nude Beach, Amen Dunes and Babies song streams, below...

Continue reading "Nude Beach have a new single, playing shows w/ White Hills (who have other dates), Amen Dunes, Kevin Morby & more"

Guided by Voices @ Bowery Ballroom 5/23/14
Gretchen Robinette's favorite photos of 2014

Longtime contributing BrooklynVegan photographer Gretchen Robinette shot a bunch of shows for us in 2014, and to wrap up another great year, she's made a list of her favorite photos that she took since January. That's one of GBV above, and you can check out the rest of her favorite pics of 2014 below...

Continue reading "Gretchen Robinette's favorite photos of 2014 (that she took)"

And a new Screaming Females song...

Screaming Females at a final DbA show (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Screamales

Like every year, NJ punk label Don Giovanni Records will be putting on a three showcases in Brooklyn in 2015. Unlike the last one, which have included two nights at MHOW and one night at the now-closed Death by Audio, all three nights this time will be at Knitting Factory. This year though, the shows won't happen consecutively. But, as always, all of these lineups are great.

NIght 1 (February 6) includes Nude Beach, Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine and Crow Bait, with Chris Gethard (who's got a lot going on) hosting.

Night 2 (February 7) includes California X, Downtown Boys, Pinkwash, Worriers, Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower and Alice, also with Chris Gethard hosting.

Night 3 (February 28) includes Screaming Females (record release show for Rose Mountain), Priests, Tenement and Vacation.

Tickets, including 2-day passes for the first two nights, go on sale Thursday (12/4).

Screaming Females also just premiered another new track, "Empty Head," from their new LP over at The FADER. Stream that, with show flyers and a few more streams from the DG showcase bands, below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni 2015 showcases lineups (Screaming Females, Cali X, Priests, Tenement, Nude Beach, Crow Bait, more)"

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We're down to the last two shows ever at Death by Audio. We've come off a week featuring Future Islands, Thee Oh Sees (twice!), Ty Segall, Les Savy Fav and more. DbA just put up the clue for tonight's "Top Secret!" lineup:

2 shows left, it feels so insane to be almost done with this whole dang thing, no riddles today, just cities of origin, and those in order of performance, brooklyn, memphis, detroit, queens. hope to see you tonight!
Screaming Females say that Brooklyn is Shellshag, which makes sense as that duo has probably played DbA more than any other band. We have a good idea who Memphis might be, but who do you think Detroit and Queens are? We look forward to finding out tonight.

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Screaing Females / Ted Leo / Pujol / Shellshag @ DbA 11/9/2014
Screaming Females
Ted Leo
Pujol
Shellshag

As most people figured out ahead of time, Screaming Females were the "Special Guest" headliners at Death by Audio on Sudnay night (11/9). Pujol, who they had been touring with, were playing, both bands had just hit Asbury Lanes, it just made sense. However, most people didn't know that there was another surprise on the show -- Ted Leo + Pharmacists, who played their first show together in over a year. Talk about a nice bonus! Shellshag started out the night which also marked the beginning of the last two weeks of Death by Audio's existence. Pictures from the whole night, including a few from next door's Death by Art installation, are in this post.

In other DbA news, a few more shows for this week are now up on the venue's website:

Wednesday 11.12: Pygmy Shrews, Mike Berdan, Pleasure Industry

Thursday 11.13: "Special Guest," Prince Rama (performing a 15-minute "exercise", Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Mr. Transylvania

Friday 11.14: "Special Guest," Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, Rips

Any guesses on the "Special Guests"? Monday, November 17 (Future Punx, Priests) is the last DbA show with bands listed. The last five nights are all listed as "Top Secret!"

Pampers, Honey, New England Patriots and Nandas play DbA tonight (11/10). More pics from Sunday's show with Screaming Females, Ted Leo and more, below...

Continue reading "Ted Leo was surprise guest at Screaming Females / PUJOL / Shellshag show at DbA (pics ++ more final shows announced)"

by Andrew Sacher

Screaming Females at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
Screamales

Screaming Females are planning to release their sixth album, titled Rose Mountain, but while there still aren't many details on that they're prefacing it with a 7" for their new song, "Wishing Well." It starts off as one of the cleaner sounding Screamales songs, but they eventually pile on the distortion. Check it out below.

As discussed, Screaming Females are on tour with PUJOL which is set to wrap up in NJ on November 8 at Asbury Lanes. The next day, PUJOL play Death by Audio (11/9) with Screaming Females' pals/labelmates Shellshag and a special guest. Who could it be? That show is $10 at the door, no advance tickets.

All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

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Protomartyr at DbA during CMJ (via @brooklynvegan)
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As you know, Death By Audio will be gone forever in less than a month, November 22nd to be exact. This message is currently up on their website:

Note for Nov: we are having our final show on 11/22 and we will be releasing the schedule for this month bit by bit as to keep everyone on their toes, we will be open every night, just dont wanna give away all the fun. stay tuned, and if you are wondering about playing one of these shows, im sorry but the schedule is full. thanks for all the wonderful years!
Recent notable shows have included a packed week of CMJ (including Porches, the Burger Records showcase, and Wreckless Eric), 24 hours of drone, JEFF the Brotherhood & Diarrhea Planet, and last night's A Place To Bury Strangers show (photos coming soon).

As of today (10/28), 14 of the 22 final November shows are listed, though many of them just include secret guests (obvious candidates who haven't played there recently include Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall). The last two nights are "Top Secret." Speedy Ortiz, Hunters, Fiasco, Coasting, Pampers, Pujol, Tyvek, Shellshag, and many more are among those already listed. They knocked out the wall dividing the main room and the bar room, so crazy shows are a little more comfortable now. Most of these last shows do not have advance tickets, so if you're going to one of the more notable ones, be sure to get there early. (Last night's APTBS show sold out around 10 PM.) Check out the full posted schedule, including the Dirty On Purpose Reunion (11/1), the Halloween show with Aa, Liturgy and two nights of Oozing Wound, below...

Continue reading "Death By Audio's final schedule growing: Speedy Ortiz, Liturgy, Hunters, Fiasco, Tyvek, lots of secret guests & more "

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

RVIVR / Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus - 9/30/14
RVIVR
Slingshot Dakota

RVIVR brought their tour to NYC for two shows this week in support of their new Bicker and Breathe EP, Shea Stadium on Monday (9/29) and Saint Vitus last night (9/30), where they were joined by Aye Nako, Shellshag and Slingshot Dakota. Having seen the two local bands on the bill before, of the openers I was most excited to catch Bethlehem, PA's Slingshot Dakota who I'd somehow gone this long without seeing and hope to continue remedying that. Unfortunately I only caught their last three songs (but they mentioned that they opened with a Promise Ring cover), but from what I did see they sounded excellent. Singer/keyboardist Carly Comando is a hugely energetic performer and for a band that could be seen as temperate indie pop, drummer Tom Patterson pounds the hell out of those skins like he's in a way more aggressive band. It's a great mix.

Shellshag followed with their usual eccentricities, each member standing opposite each other across their homemade speaker/light show/mic stand box. They sounded great as always. As did Aye Nako, who took the opportunity to play a couple new songs which sounded good. You can catch them again soon with Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz.

Not sure if it ever sold out, but it really packed in for RVIVR's headlining set, and just about everyone there (band and audience included) looked like they were in the best mood. I'm not even the most familiar with all of RVIVR's music, but it was undeniable how great that show was. It's super tight, super powerful pop punk done just about as well as you could ask for, and the good vibes going back and forth between the crowd and band all night were so genuine. At one point they dedicated a song to the freaks and to queer love, and were met with huge cheers. Later on they dedicated another song to feminism and equality, and once again the whole place applauded. At one point, Mattie Canino broke a string and when he went to fix it and someone yelled out something like "it's not punk to fix strings!" he said, "It is punk to fix strings, we're changing it. Just like we're changing it so it's not punk to hurt people at shows. Punk is ours, and we can change it." They didn't directly say if that had anything to do with Joyce Manor's anti-stage diving stance, but given all the recent talk about it, it felt like an even more powerful sentiment than it would usually be.

More pictures of all four bands from Saint Vitus, below...

Continue reading "RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag & Slingshot Dakota played Saint Vitus (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

RVIVR
RVIVR

Olympia's RVIVR, one of the many ex-Latterman bands and one who are known equally for their catchy pop punk and their fight against sexism, put out a new EP earlier this month via Rumbletown Records called Bicker and Breathe. If you were a fan of its predecessor, last year's The Beauty Between, you'll dig this one too. Stream it below.

RVIVR are also about to go on a European tour, but first they'll stop off in Brooklyn for two shows, both of which have great openers. First, they'll play Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium on September 29 with Columbus, OH's Pretty Pretty and NYC's Even Hand (who were great opening for Swearin' earlier this year). Then they'll play the slightly larger Saint Vitus on September 30 with local greats Aye Nako, the long-running Shellshag, and Bethlehem, PA's underrated Slingshot Dakota. Tickets for Shea and Vitus are on sale now. All RVIVR dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, right before those shows you can catch Shellshag and Pretty Pretty together at Death by Audio on September 27. That also includes Crow Bait (who share a member with ex-Latterman band Iron Chic) and is part of their tour with Seattle's Murmurs. Brooklyn's Magnets are on the bill too.

That Crow Bait tour kicks off with a Long Island show on September 25 at The Wood Shop which also includes Iron Chic and Even Hand, plus it's the first show in 18 years from early '90s Long Island indie/punk/emo band GreenSleep, and includes the Defiance Ohio-related Purple 7. GreenSleep put out their first new music since 1995 this year. Stream that, alongside their '95 LP, below. All dates on the Crow Bait tour are also listed below.

Aye Nako also open the Glasslands stop (11/1) of the Ex Hex / Speedy Ortiz tour. Tickets for that show are still available.

List of RVIVR dates, Crow Bait dates, and those streams, below...

Continue reading "RVIVR touring, playing NYC w/ Aye Nako, Slingshot Dakota, Shellshag & more; GreenSleep reunited; Crow Bait touring"

Buzzcocks at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Buzzcocks

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Buzzcocks, Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall
This is an excellent generation-crossing bill for punk, with one of the best bands of the era -- no qualifiers necessary -- Buzzcocks, and one of today's finest bands in the genre, NJ's Titus Andronicus (who have headlined this venue themselves before).

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the third of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Skrillex, Evian Christ, Sophie, Lone @ MoMA PS1
It's the final Warm Up of the summer, and one of the best lineups of the season with Kanye collaborator Evian Christ, buzzy dancepop producer Sophie (best known so far for "Bipp" and "Hey QT"), and IDM raver Lone. Plus, special guests are promised. UPDATE: Skrillex is the headliner for the last Warm-Up. Not a joke. Also Forest Swords dropped off.

Evian Christ, Sophie, NGUZUNGUZU, The Deep @ 88 Palace
There's two ways you can keep the party going after Warm Up, this being one...

Lone (Live AV ft Konx-om-Pax), Aurora Halal (DJ Set), Konx-om-Pax (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
...and this being the other.

Fucked Up, Speedy Ortiz, Give @ Irving Plaza
Fucked Up may make highly ambitious punk records, but in a live setting they play like great punk bands always have: fast, loud and rowdy. Indie rockers Speedy Ortiz aren't to miss either, and DC punks Give should be a nice start to the night as well.

The Velvet Teen, Shy Hunters, Sunflower Bean @ Baby's All Right
All three of The Velvet Teen's albums are different, with the indie rock of 2002's Out of the Fierce Parade, the more ballady Elysium (2004), and the frenetic, eccentric sounding Cum Laude (2006). They haven't released a new album since that one, but they're promising that its followup will finally come out this year. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff today.

Fujiya & Miyagi, Zorch @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fujiya & Miyagi's new album, Artificial Sweetners, is their most synth-heavy yet, but otherwise keeps their brand of motorik funk pretty much intact. Their drummer for this tour is onetime Dirty on Purpose rhythm-master, Doug Marvin.

Cayetana, Chumped, Albondigas, Spirit of the Beehive @ Saint Vitus
Cayetana's great debut album comes out next week on Tiny Engines. It's a solid mix of indie rock, punk energy, and folky songwriting that Waxahatchee/Speedy Ortiz fans should find will be up their alley. See them tonight ahead of its release, and it's worth getting there in time for Brooklyn poppy punks Chumped too.

Cerebral Ballzy, Unstoppable Death Machines, Shellshag, Cutters, Sunny Gang @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's music lineup leans towards the punk side.

BELLS≥, Wedding Dress, Jumpers, Six Acre Lake @ Cake Shop
The Mineral show isn't the only place you can see emo vets in NYC tonight. BELLS≥ (members of Jawbox) and Wedding Dress (members of Joan of Arc and Maps & Atlases) team up at Cake Shop tonight.

California X, Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy, Vomitface @ Death By Audio
California X make sludgy rock that's somewhere between Dinosaur Jr and Torche, and they really shine in a live environment. NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are worth catching too.

Sole, DJ Pain, Pictureplane, Ceschi @ Glasslands
Alt-rapper Sole and his collaborator DJ Pain team with NYC electronic producer/all around fun guy Pictureplane for this show at Glasslands tonight.

Papercuts, Olson, Rydholm and Forester, Michael Nau @ Mercury Lounge
If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and their new record, Life Among the Savages, is quite good. Opening are Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm and Forester.

Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Tashi Dorji @ Issue Project Room
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji.

Loren Connors, Aki Onda, VioletRaid, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Avant-guitar great Loren Connors has an impressive resume, having collaborated with Thurston Moore, Cat Power, Kath Bloom and others. Catch him solo tonight.

Hollis Brown, Jonny Fritz @ The Lot In Long Island City (FREE)
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment includes country hellraiser Jonny "Corndawg" Fritz.

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ The Bell House
Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter and Wreckless Eric are both on this bill, which is a pretty cool pairing, and among other things it most likely means we'll get to hear "All the Young Dudes" and "Whole Wide World" at the same show.

Modern Baseball, I Am The Avalanche, Beach Slang @ Stone Pony
Modern Baseball and Beach Slang are two Philly bands who really know how to tap into the feelings of youth (the only difference is the actual ages of the members). Tonight's their second NYC-area show of the weekend, and this one also includes grungy punks I Am the Avalanche.

Aphex Twin album listening party
Get your first chance to hear SYRO at this listening party, location TBA, if you RSVP'd in time and got picked to go.

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 newly-added second Culture Club show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11 AM. Night 1 is sold out.

Yelawolf is playing Gramercy Theatre on Decmber 16. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Blue Oyster Cult is playing The Space At Westbury on October 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tame Impala show at Beacon Theatre with Delicate Steve go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Thurston Moore Band shows at Saint Vitus and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the BV-sponsored Lifetime show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the NYC date of 2014's Check Yo Ponytail Tour at Warsaw featuring The Presets, Antwon and others go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the GWAR shows at Starland Ballroom and Irving Plaza go on sale today at noon and 10 AM, respectively.

Tickets for The Wytches show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Baby's All Right show go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Natural Child show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are still available.

Tickets for The Grifters' show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are still available.

Tickets for the Nude Beach show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added YACHT and White Fang show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. While the other Merc show is sold out, tickets for their Rough Trade show are still available.

Tickets for Blonde Redhead's newly-added third NYC show, happening at Bowery Ballroom, go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their other two shows are still available.

Tickets for Lucero's three-night run at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The Shivers show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Worriers, Arm Candy and Chandeli'ers are playing Death By Audio on September 2. No advance tickets.

Heaven's Gate, Raw McCartney, Milk Dick, Bodega Bay and Pill are playing Death By Audio on September 13. No advance tickets.

Shellshag, Crow Bait, Murmers, Pretty Pretty and Magnets are playing Death By Audio on September 27. No advance tickets.

There's a screening for the new Alice Cooper documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, at Kauffmann Concert Hall on October 27, followed by a conversation with Alice himself led by Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis. Tickets for that event are on sale now.

Tickets for the Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cheap Girls show at Asbury Lanes go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Saint Vitus show should be on sale soon via Ticketfly.

Tickets for the Allah-Las show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and The Hotelier show at CT's The Space go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert at Barclays Center featuring Rick Ross, Warren G, EPMD, Method Man, Jeremih and many more go on sale today at noon.

Bear Hands are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Flosstradamus, GTA and Curtis Williams w/ Two-9 show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cold Specks show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Andrew Sacher

Black Wine

Black Wine (mems. Hunchback, The Ergs!) have announced that they'll follow 2012's Hollow Earth with their fourth full length, Yell Boss, on August 12 via Don Giovanni. While their '80s indie rock influences aren't lost on first single "Rime," the vocals are shoutier and it's a lot more punk than much of their last LP. Check it out below.

Black Wine will celebrate the new album with a release show in Brooklyn at Death by Audio on August 22. Also on the bill are their Don Giovanni labelmates Brick Mower, as well as The Grand Pantrymen, Sore Saints and comedy by Tim Duffy and Brett Davis. It's their only announced date at the moment, but Brick Mower also have a NYC show with Crow Bait in August.

Speaking of Don Giovanni bands playing Death by Audio, Shellshag added yet another show at the venue which happens August 10 with Parasites, Flamingo Nosebleed, Homewreckers and Giant Peach. That follows this Saturday's show (7/26) which was supposed to include Swearin' but they dropped off, but does include Bad Canoes (one of Marissa of Screaming Females' other bands), Low Fat Getting High and CCTV.

In more related news, Shellshag are also playing The Fest in Gainesville, which Crow Bait were recently added to, along with other new additions A Wilhelm Scream, Paul Collins Beat, Thou, Fake Problems and a few more. Full list of additions below. Previously announced names include Descendents, Lifetime, Paint It Black, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Melvins, United Nations, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Into It Over It, Circle Takes the Square, 7 Seconds and many, many more. Passes are still available.

Continue reading "Black Wine releasing a new LP, celebrating at DbA w/ Brick Mower; Shellshag add another DbA show; The Fest add bands"

by Andrew Sacher

Black Rainbow

The members of Black Rainbow have been bringing DIY punk to basements, clubs, and even city streets across the USA for two decades in bands like Chickenhead, Los Canadians, The Dark Rides, Shotwell, Sharp Knife, Onion Flavored Rings, and many more. Black Rainbow was formed in 2007 when longtime singer and guitar duo (and lifelong partners in crime), Ivy Jeanne and Erick Lyle, persuaded Tulsa's guitarist, songwriter, and frontman, Morgan Stickrod, to take up the drums for a new band. Readers of Lyle's long-running magazine, SCAM, will be familiar with the exploits of Ivy and Erick's previous bands, MIAMI, a band formed with the late Matty Luv and Aesop of Hickey to play only illegal generator shows in the streets of San Francisco, and ALLERGIC TO BULLSHIT, a band known for, among other things, playing live on a flatbed truck in an anti-war parade and for handing out free stolen cans of spray paint to audiences. Picking up where these collaborations left off, BLACK RAINBOW quickly recorded a handful of 7"'s and toured the country several times.
San Francisco DIY punks Black Rainbow (not to be confused with the Dio tribute band, the band featuring Maya of the Donnas, or any other band with that name) got their start in the same early '90s San Francisco scene that the members of Shellshag were part of before moving to NYC. Having been in this band for seven years, the band are now set to release their first-ever full length album (self-titled), which comes out on July 21 via Starcleaner, the label Shellshag's been running since 1992. That album's first single is "Airless Spaces II," a punk ripper that's in attack mode for its full minute and a half, but it's a catchy one thanks to highly melodic vocalist Ivy Jeanne. You can stream that below.

We already mentioned that Black Rainbow would be in NYC for a Death by Audio show on July 26 with Swearin' and Shellshag (it also now features CCTV), and it turns out that show is part of a massive tour for Black Rainbow. The tour also includes another NYC show happening a day earlier at Shea Stadium (7/26) with Vulture Shit, Hard Nips, Cousin Brian and Slow Animals. All dates, including other shows with Shellshag, are listed below.

Shellshag also play DbA sooner this Friday (7/11) with Friend (mem of Woods), Street Eaters and Lilith Velkor. That show initially included Bleeding Rainbow but they unfortunately dropped off.

All Black Rainbow dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Black Rainbow releasing an LP on Shellshag's label, touring, playing two NYC shows (dates & stream)"

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