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Cut Copy / The Districts / Bomba Estereo / Killer Mike
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For the 2nd year in a row, we took over a stage inside the Toyota Soundwave tent at Lollapalooza with live performances and Q&As with our host Billy Jones. This year we were excited to have appearances by CHVRCHES, Into It. Over It., San Fermin (Q&A), So So Glos, Lucius, The Districts, Cut Copy, PAPA, Anna Lunoe, Bobmb Estereo, Killer Mike, and more. A full set of on-stage photos isat our Facebook, and there's a separate set of portraits there too. Pictures from day Soundwave and all of Lolla Day One are HERE. Lolla Day Two HERE. Lolla Day Three HERE. Soundwave Days Two and Three continue below...

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fun with Ghost BC in last year's Lolla Soundwave tent (more by Cory Dewald)
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Lollapalooza returns to Chicago for the 10th consecutive year this weekend, taking over Grant Park from Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3. The lineup, which is partially streaming online all weekend, includes Eminem, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, Cut Copy, Run the Jewels, Into It. Over It., Chance the Rapper, and many more. We're happy to announce, that like last year, BrooklynVegan is again hosting some of the artists in the Toyota Soundwave tent.

With the help of our on-stage host Billy Jones, we'll have performances and Q&A sessions from Cut Copy, Lucius, San Fermin, The Districts, Duke Dumont, Shy Girls and more. You can find the BrooklynVegan-presented & suggested part of the schedule below, and you can find the Soundwave tent on the Lollapalooza 2014 map north of the central fountain, and just south of Jackson Drive -- not far at all from the BMI Stage, and stumbling distance from Da Beers Garden.

Schedule below...

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Odd Future's Tyler the Creator @ MHOW, 3/23/2013 (more by Jason Bergman)
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Seu Jorge @ T5, 2010 (more by kolored)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Bob Saget @ Bowery Ballroom (early) & MHOW (late)
Once known for family sitcom Full House , Bob Saget now has a rep for mining the dark side of comedy for "mature audiences." Tonight he performs an early show at Bowery Ballroom before scooting across the East River for a late set at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Bowery is sold out, but you can still get tickets for MHOW.

Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket @ Webster Bank Area
Bob Dylan and Wilco begin their run of NYC-area shows (all of which are with My Morning Jacket, except Jones Beach with Beck) in CT at Webster Bank Arena tonight (moved from The Ballpark at Harbor Yard). Expect lots of multi-generational folk tradition, and maybe even some collaborations.

The So So Glos, The Moon Dudes, Las Rosas, New Cross, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof @ Rippers (FREE)
As long as it doesn't rain, what better way to spend the heatwave than out at the Rockaways with this free show featuring So So Glos, Las Rosas, and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier? 12 PM - 9 PM. FREE

Odd Future, Meek Mill, Schoolboy Q, World's Fair, Funkmaster Flex @ Williamsburg Park
This all killer no filler bill is practically a mini hip hop festival, and one of the best shows outdoor Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park is hosting this summer. It's got mallrat rap crew Odd Future, Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q, upcoming Queens group World's Fair, legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex, and Meek Mill, who has at least a few really fun songs that you'll probably hear tonight.

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z @ Yankee Stadium
JT and Jay Z (not Jay-Z) both have boundary-pushing new albums under their belts, and tonight they join forces for their second of two shows at the gigantic Yankee Stadium.

The Specials @ The Stone Pony
These Two Tone vets inspired so much mediocre music, it's sometimes easy to forget that The Specials' debut album is just about perfect, and still sounds great today.

Overlord, Miniboone, Giraffes Giraffes @ Cake Shop
Despite a name that suggests throwing devil signs, Overlord are an indiepop group with tendencies towards British Invasion and '60s surf sounds. Tonight they'll say farewell to departing member George Pasles.

The World Is..., Daylight, Dads, Pity Sex @ Death By Audio
Most of this show leans on the emo side, except openers Pity Sex, who have ditched their emo-y past for total shoegaze on their new album, Feast of Love. It's an excellent album, and if you're going to this show, Pity Sex are very worth showing up early to see.

Tim Barry, Cory Branan, Des Ark @ Knitting Factory
Avail have been quiet for the past five years or so, but their frontman, Tim Barry, still tours solo a lot, and tonight he hits Brooklyn for a headlining show at Knitting Factory. Support comes from Lucero associate Cory Branan and Des Ark.

Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Kelela, Obey City @ MoMa PS1
The forward-thinking summer electronic music series at MoMA PS1, Warm Up, continues today with sets from Hyperdub label head Kode9, Night Slugs co-head L-VIs 1990, exciting R&B newcomer Kelela, Recloose, and Obey City.

Akitsa, Lussuria, Endless Humiliation @ Saint Vitus
Lussuria and Endless Humilation are great support bands, but the main attraction here is clearly the super rare performance by Quebecois black metal band Akitsa. Their primitive black metal is spotted with Oi, and made for a helluva performance at Chaos in Tejas earlier this year.

The Burlies, Paperhaus, Electric People @ Shea Stadium
The Dismemberment Plan are fully back in action (what do you think of their new song?), but meanwhile, frontman Travis Morrison's other band, The Burlies, are doing stuff too, and you can catch them in Brooklyn tonight headlining a much more intimate venue than D-Plan would probably headline if/when they play here.

Antibalas, The Stepkids, Prince Paul (DJ Set), Pegasus Warning @ The Bell House
The Stepkids spent the early '00s backing up big name R&B and hiphop acts like Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and 50 Cent. On their own, the trio take a more Steely Dan approach, and they're not afraid to show off their chops. Part of the Music Frees All Festival.

The Lone Bellow, The Low Anthem, Joe Purdy @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
The free Celebrate Brooklyn! shows at Prospect Park continue tonight with a bill that indie folk fans might not want to miss.

RX Bandits, Northern Faces @ Best Buy Theater
The Bandits are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their seminal album, The Resignation, this year and playing the whole thing in full on tour. Songs like "Sell You Beautiful" and "Decrescendo" still sound great today, and if you were a fan of that era of the band, there should be some pretty great nostalgia for you at Best Buy Theater tonight.

Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of Jonathan Toubin's popular Soul Clap & Dance Off party features guest selector Eleanor Friedberger. Doors at 11 PM.

Tommy James & The Shondells, Felix Cavaliere @ The Great Auditorium (NJ)
Tommy James & The Shondells began in bubblegum ("I Think We're Alone Now," "Mirage") but later penned psychedelic classic "Crimson & Clover."

Kaiju Big Battel @ Stage 48
So you've seen Pacific Rim three times and you're jonesing for more Giant Monster Action? Head to Stage 48 for some old-school guys-in-rubber-suits spectacle which answers the questions, "What would a Wrestling Federation run by TOHO Studios be like?"

Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster @ PNC Bank Arts Center
We don't if we'd spend our "Last Summer on Earth" watching Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, but that's what this '90s nostalgia tour is called.

Zorn@60 @ Lincoln Center
No Wave pioneer John Zorn celebrates his 60th birthday as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. This is the first of three nights, and tonight's performance features "six powerful works for string quartet, performed together in a single evening for the very first time.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Brazilian star Seu Jorge -- best known in America for singing Portugese versions of Bowie songs in The Life Aquatic -- is here for a week run of intimate shows as Blue Note.

Week At The Creek with Christian Finnegan and Nick Turner
The Creek & the Cave hosts "Week At The Creek," a standup series where one comedian performs at the Long Island City venue every night for a week. This week, hilarious standups Christian Finnegan and Nick Turner are stepping up to the plate. And it's FREE.

Monkey: Journey to the West @ Lincoln Center
Damon Albarn, Chen Shi-Zheng, and Jamie Hewlett's musical take on one of China's most famous tales is part opera, part Cirque du Soleil.

Other notable shows tonight include Joakim @ Cameo Gallery, Slonk Donkerson, Weiney, The Gradients, Sharkmuffin @ Muchmore's, Marcellus Pittman, Aaron Siegal, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands Gallery, and Gunfight, Boytoy, Thizz Rattlers, DJ Double Head @ Union Pool.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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If you're not getting out of the city for the long Independence Day Weekend, there are lots of options for those sticking around.

Like last year, the Macy's Fireworks ("inspired and directed by Usher") happen on the Hudson via four barges and you can see them (9:20 PM)  fine on the West Side Highway, in NJ or on your TV. Brooklyn gets the shaft again.

The Statue of Liberty also reopens after taking a beating from Hurricane Sandy last fall.

While on the subject of NYC Independence Day traditions, there's always the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Noon.

For afternoon options, if you're not invited to a friend's backyard barbeque, you could head to Rockaway to Roberta's-related Rippers where they're hosting an afternoon of grilled food, surf and quality indie rock. You can catch Friend Roullette, Celestial Shore, pow wow!, Hippy and The Library is on Fire. The party is free but donations are suggested for still-needed Hurricane Sandy relief. 1 PM - 8 PM. Flyer is below.

Silent Barn, meanwhile, has an afternoon show with Thrill Jockey recording artist Glenn Jones, whose new album, My Garden State, was recently released on the label. The show also features D. Charles Speer & the Double Helix, and Pork Chop Willie. 3 PM, $10.

A nice late afternoon option is Ex Cops who will be playing the kickoff to the Museum of Modern Art's "MoMA Nights" series. The event happens in the Sculpture Garden and goes from 5:30 PM to 8PM. Free with Museum admission.

Moving into the evening, Roberta's Pizza will be throwing a nighttime bash at The Knockdown Center (where they just held a few Tiki Disco parties), with Endless Boogie, 1-800 Band and Dirty Fences playing live. Pizza, beer, rock music, what more do you need? 8PM, $5. Flyer is below.

The Fourth of July also means The Feelies, who start a three-night run at their hometown venue of choice, Hoboken's Maxwell's. These will surely be bittersweet, as the club is closing its doors at the end of the month. No surprise, all three shows are sold out. For those going, expect marathon sets and lot of covers. If you're going on Thursday, the show doesn't start till 10 PM, after the fireworks.

If there wasn't enough explosions over Manhattan for ya, the boom will come to 285 Kent with shoegazey metal courtesy Deafheaven and Marriages which is being presented by InvisibleOranges. Aun and Theologian also play, and Shaun from Weekend is your evening's DJ. Doors are at 10 PM and tickets are still available.

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Not only will Shea Stadium be celebrating our country's birthday, but it's their birthday too (yeah). The Bushwick venue turns five and the birthday bash is headlined by The Shea Stadium All-Stars, featuring members of So-So Glos, Guardian Alien and Titus Andronicus. You can stream them covering Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" at Soundcloud and that probably gives you a good indication of what to expect. White Bike and Pregnant also play. $5 at the door, 6 PM.

Mike Simonetti (aka co-founder of Italians Do It Better with Johnny Jewel of Chromatics/Glass Candy/Desire) will be DJing Output's weekly INPUT party that day, but in honor of the Fourth of July, it's going to be a free BBQ on the roof (aka Canopy Bar) that starts at 3 PM. Also on the bill is Lamin Fofana and Max McFerren (who has releases on Lamin Fofana's Sci-FI & Fantasy label). The party is rain or shine. Flyer below.

For a completely different kind of night, there's Midsummer Night's Swing in Damrosch Park, near Lincoln Center. Tonight's event is billed as "Battle of the Bands," pitting The George Gee Swing Orchestra against Mora's Modern Rhythmists. If you don't know how to swing, there are dance lessons (6:30 PM) before the concert begins (7:30 PM). Tickets are still available.

Not that far away in Philadelphia, The Roots are throwing their annual 4th of July Jam at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, and more.

Whatever you do, have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Did we miss anything big? Flyers below...

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Diarrhea Planet in Chicago in May (more by Jeff Ryan)
Diarrhea Planet

Two bands that Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles is very fond of, Diarrhea Planet and The So So Glos, are teaming up for a NYC show on August 30 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at noon.

Diarrhea Planet are set to release their new album, I'm RIch Beyond Your WIldest Dreams, on August 20 via Infinity Cat. You can check out two garage-rockin' cuts from that album, "Separations" and "Kids," below. They also have a bunch of tour dates with Futurebirds before the Mercury Lounge show, all of which are listed below.

Meanwhile, as usual, you can catch The So So Glos in their hometown of NYC even sooner than that show. They've been added as an opener to the previously discussed Bass Drum of Death show happening at Glasslands on July 9 as part of BDOD's tour that also hits Shea Stadium a day earlier (where members of So So Glos work). The Glasslands show is also with Baked, and tickets for that show are still available.

In related news, Titus Andronicus have three sold-out Maxwell's shows and a free River Rocks show (8/8) coming up.

All Diarrhea Planet and So So Glos dates are listed, along with those DP streams, below...

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The So So Glos, whose album Blowout came out not too long ago, are playing a free show at Studio @ Webster Hall tonight (5/22) which will be streamed live on MTV Hive. You can get free tickets through Ticketweb but walk-ups will be let in until capacity is reached. Doors are at 7 PM. Flyer for the show is below.

The band's next NYC show is a previously discussed show happening this Sunday (5/26) at Knitting Factory as part of a show put on by Hunter College radio station WHCS. Since we last spoke, Crystal Stilts have been added to that bill, which also includes Dinowalrus, Heavens Gate and Trabajo. Tickets are $12 ($8 if you use promo code "hookmeupwhcs") and still available but if you'd like to go for free, we've got a pair to give away. Details on how to enter are below.

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Roger Miret w/ Agnostic Front at Power of the Riff 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Roger Miret

We were just talking about Brooklyn's The So So Glos, who released their pop punk-y new album, Blowout, performed on Letterman, and are currently on tour with Titus Andronicus. That tour doesn't hit NYC (Titus plays a free NYC show in August though), but we said it probably wouldn't be long before The So So Glos announce their own NYC show. Well, they've just announced one and it happens right after that tour on May 26 at Knitting Factory with Heaven's Gate, Dinowalrus, and Trabajo. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/10) at 10 AM.

The So So Glos are also set to play a Northside show in the back room of Public Assembly on June 14 (only the front room will be closed) with Shapes and Le Rug. Tickets for that show are on sale now and Northside badges will also be accepted. Updated dates are listed below.

The Knitting Factory recently announced some other cool punk shows happening there soon too. Oregon Americana punks Larry and His Flask, who we wrote about when they released their Hobo's Lament EP and toured with Frank Turner, are releasing a new full length, By The Lamplight, on June 25 via Cascadian Records in the US and Frank Turner's Xtra Mile Records internationally. They'll support that album with a tour that ends on July 28 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Their pal Frank Turner meanwhile, will be on his own tour that hits NYC for two sold out MHOW shows in July. He just released a new video from his new album, Tape Deck Heart, which you can watch below.

Back to Knitting Factory shows: Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret will bring his street punk band Roger Miret and the Disasters to Knitting Factory on August 24 with another Agnostic Front-related project, Stigma. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, Avail frontman Tim Barry will hit Knitting Factory on July 20 with Cory Branan and Des Ark. Tickets for that show are still available.

Other upcoming punk shows at Knitting Factory include power pop punks Cheap Girls (whose tour includes other NYC-area shows too) on May 17 (tickets) and post-hardcore rippers Coliseum on May 21 with the Dischord-signed Red Hare (mems. Bluetip, Dag Nasty, Swiz, Garden Variety, and more) (tickets).

All So So Glos and Larry and His Flask dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

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The So So Glos at Death by Audio in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
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The So So Glos have been playing around NYC for some time now, and they've been experiencing newfound success this year with the release of their album, Blowout, which Stereogum named their Album of the Week. It also inspired Rolling Stone to call them a Band to Watch, and they landed a spot on Letterman this past Friday (4/26) to perform its single, "Son of An American," which you can watch a video of below. The band actually set up a television at Bushwick DIY venue Shea Stadium on Friday night after Weekend's show so they could watch the Letterman broadcast. If you haven't heard Blowout yet, SPIN is streaming the entire thing.

The So So Glos are on tour now with Titus Andronicus (not for the first time). That tour kicked off in CT last night (4/28) and continues in Cambridge tonight. No NYC dates are announced for it, but Titus will play a free show on August 8 as part of the River Rocks series, and The So So Glos are sure to add something in their hometown sooner than later too.

Updated dates are listed, along with the Letterman video, below...

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Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Titus Andronicus

The band led by Patrick Stickles will further support local businesses with a 3 song 12" EP they've done for Record Store Day (Saturday April 20, 2013), aptly titled "Record Store Day." This limited edition release includes one Local Business album track- "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" backed with two previously unreleased songs "(I've Got A) Date Tonight," and "The Dog." The genius RSD/Local Business themed sleeve includes pictures of just a few of the many indie stores Titus Andronicus has supported while touring across America. Titus Andronicus loves indie record stores!
Titus Andronicus, who, as mentioned above, have a Record Store Day release on the way, announced that they will head out on the "Bring Back the Dudes Tour" with their pals, The So So Glos, at the end of this month into May. The tour kicks off with its only NYC area show on April 28 at The Space in Hamden, CT with Chris Cappello. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and a video, below...

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"If my resolution for 2013 had been to eat shrooms, rage in a mosh pit and lose my voice at a @titus_ndronicus show, I'd be done already." - @THEmikewhite

"So many scratches on my body that I look like I was attacked by a werewolf, so I guess last nights concert was fuckin dope @titus_ndronicus" - Dimitri Belkin

"almost 24 hours later and my neck is insanely sore from the @titus_ndronicus #NYE pit. one of the most fun nights of my life" - Travis Yablon

Titus Andronicus at Glasslands on NYE (via Alex Vasquez)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus rang in the new year in Brooklyn at Glasslands for a Dapwell-hosted show. Titus went on after midnight after sets by Baked and Cosmonaut. They played a wild set with favorites from all three Titus albums and then finished the set off with a run of covers -- Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town," The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," and The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." The full setlist is below.

Titus frontman Patrick Stickles also just spoke to Pitchfork about his "TOP FIVE RECORD COMPANY FAILS OF 2012" aka his five favorite "Self-released records and unsigned giants," which you can see listed below in alphabetical order. The list includes three of Patrick's Brooklyn neighbors, The So So Glos, Bad Credit No Credit, and Hard Nips (who play Shea Stadium on January 10 with Desert Sharks, Heliotropes, and Hippy). It also includes Boston's Hallelujah the Hills, who play Brooklyn on February 24 at The Rock Shop with Zachary Cale and Woodsy Pride. Patrick's full list with commentary and a list of all Hard Nips dates are below.

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Will Sheff at SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Will Sheff

Like last night (11/5), there are many more Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits going on in NYC.

Knitting Factory is hosting a show on Thursday (11/8) with a large (and kind of random) lineup tonight with WIll Sheff (of Okkervil River), Jean Grae, Geoff Rickly (of Thursday), Jennifer O'Conner, Holly Miranda, Jaymay, Bird of Youth, Kevin Devine, Brian Bonz, Jared Evan, Zumo Kollie, Sonya Kitchell, and DJ Rajni Jacques. Tickets for this show are available.

The previously mentioned Bad Brains tribute show happening at The Bowery Electric tonight with Bad Brains frontman H.R., Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Steve Earle, members of Cro-Mags, Living Colour, Faith, Danzig, and more is now also a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit. All proceeds will be sent to Amnesty International and the American Red Cross. Tickets are still available.

Santos Party House is hosting "A New York State of Mind," a show hosted/supported by A-Trak, Fool's Gold Smokers Club, and others with music by Josh Madden, Deemehlow, DJ Huggy Bear, and Old Money. They're accepting monetary donations or supplies like jackets, hats, gloves, blankets, flashlights, batteries, food, diapers, etc. The flier for this show is below.

GrandLife is hosting shows all week, from tonight through Saturday (11/10), at the Soho Grand (310 West Broadway) and Tribeca Grand (2 Avenue of the Americas) with sets by different DJs each night, each benefiting a different organization. Tonight it's Jared Swiley of Black Lips and Golden Triangle bassist Alix Brown at Soho Grand and Erik Tonnesen at Tribeca Grand, with the proceeds going to Feeding America. Tennessee Thomas DJs Soho Grand on Wednesday (11/7) and Tribeca Grand on Thursday (11/8) with Alix Brown, with the proceeds going to Occupy Sandy. Blue Logan DJs Tribeca Grand on Wednesday and Soho Grand on Thursday, with the proceeds going to Salvation Army. On Friday, Nicholas Kratochvil DJs Soho Grand with proceeds going the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, and Florencia Galarza DJs Tribeca Grand with proceeds going to NY Cares. And finally, on Saturday, Mike Nouveau will be at Soho Grand with proceeds going to NY Cares, and Shorty will be at Tribeca Grand, with proceeds going to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC. All proceeds from GrandLife's 'Safe & Sound' cocktail and $1 from every beer, wine, or cocktail purchased will be donated. The flyer for these shows is below.

The So So Glos will be hosting a benefit in NYC on November 15. More details TBA.

This one's not a show, but Buke & Gase, who once called Red Hook, Brooklyn home, have put out a new single on bandcamp, "Hard Times" b/w a cover of New Order's "Blue Monday." The single can be downloaded for $5 or more and all proceeds over the next week will benefit the recovery of Red Hook. You can stream those two tracks below.

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photos by Diana Wong

So So Glos / The Luyas / Bleeding Rainbow @ Stratosphere Sound 10/18/2012
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The Luyas
Bleeding Rainbow

Just like in CMJ's past, Fred Perry and recording studio Stratosphere Sound (the studio owned by James Iha, Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and Ivy's Andy Chase) teamed to record eight band in eight hours on Thursday of CMJ week (10/18). With Grammy winning producer and engineer (not to mention Edsel bassist) Geoff Sanoff at the helm, The Luyas, Poor Moon, Slug Guts, So So Glos, Foxygen, Blessed Feathers, Ape School, and Bleeding Rainbow did guerilla session of two or three songs that will be made available on an Insound mix tape sometime in the future. Meanwhile check out more pictures of all eight bands below.

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Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire is set to release the Power & Passion EP on November 6 via his new home at Universal Republic Records. That EP includes lead single, "Telephuck," which features El-P (who eXquire recently toured with) on the beat and Gucci Mane with a guest verse. You can stream that track below. The EP also features production by SpaceGhostPurrp, Harry Fraud, and others.

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire will be playing some local shows during CMJ including the previously discussed Leaders of the New Cool CMJ party at SOB's on October 18 with Casey Veggies and others (tickets). That same day (10/18), he'll play an MTV-presented show at The Studio at Webster Hall with Big K.R.I.T., LE1F, and special guests. And on October 20, he'll play the Tumblr CMJ showcase at Knitting Factory with Doldrums, Troy Ave, Prince Rama, and The So So Glos. Tickets for the Studio show and the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

eXquire also plays a free Mass Appeal party at Gramercy Theater on October 19 with The Alchemist, Prodigy, Roc Marciano, Ninjasonik, Bodega Bamz, Angel Haze, and more. You can get in with your CMJ badge or if you don't have one, just RSVP to rsvp@massappeal.com. The flier for this show is below.

As mentioned, Big K.R.I.T. also plays the Cinematic Music Group, Ecko Unltd & XXL Mag showcase at SOB's (10/18), the night of the Studio show, with Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA, Fat Trel, and others. K.R.I.T. also produced and is featured on the new Big SANT song, "Say That Shit," which you can stream below.

All lists of dates and song streams are below.

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Hundred Waters at Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hundred Waters

As we mentioned before, Hundred Waters signed with Skrillex's OWSLA label, who reissued their terrific self titled debut LP (which initially came out in February via Elestial Sound) this week (9/25). That reissue comes with a bonus track, "Hydrodictyon," which they just made a music video for. You can watch that video below.

The band are on tour now, and as mentioned, they'll be in NYC for CMJ. While they're here, they'll play the previously discussed Windish showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 17 with Doldrums, Strange Talk, High Highs, and others. Tickets for that show are still available. They'll also play the Consequence of Sound showcase at Public Assembly on October 20 with So So Glos, Free Energy, Conveyor, and Delicate Steve. Advance tickets are not on sale yet for that one.

That showcase is one of a few upcoming shows for Delicate Steve, who as mentioned, play Glasslands on Saturday (9/29) with Anamanaguchi (free with RSVP), and the My Social List CMJ showcase at the Martin Room in Webster Hall on OCtober 16 (tickets).

Hundred Waters' video for "Hydrodictyon" and a list of all of their upcoming dates are below.

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Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day

Beach Day are staying busy on the road this year, having already visited NYC a couple times, and are preparing for another East Coast tour, that will bring them here for two shows next month: September 14 at Pianos and September 16 at Cameo. Tickets to the Cameo show are on sale now.

The Cameo show is with Blonds, who, as mentioned, will play the Rock Shop even sooner on August 28. That show, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is the "Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff" with Telepathe, So-So Glos and Teen Commandments all of whom will play the Brooklyn, Sweden Festival in Stockholm and Malmö over Labor Day Weekend (8/31 - 9/1). Blonde Redhead, The Hold Steady, Cults, Crystal Stilts, Phosphorescent, Au Revoir Simone, Dum Dum Girls, DIIV, Twin Sister, Widowspeak, Maluca, Prince Rama, Caveman, and DJs Finger on the Pulse will also be there, so if you're wondering why Williamsburg seems empty that weekend, that's why.

Tickets to the send-off party at The Rock Shop are on sale now: it's $15 bucks but includes free Brooklyn Brewery beer from 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

A flyer for the Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff party, plus Beach Day and Blonds tour dates, are below.

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JD Samson & MEN at Webster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
JD Samson & MEN

So The Men aren't liars after all! The Men are NOT playing Gramercy Theatre on July 6th as previously discussed. The show will be headlined by the similarly named JD Samson & MEN instead, with the same support lineup (PS I Love You and The So So Glos). Tickets for that show go on presale Tuesday (6/5) at 10 AM and regular sale on Wednesday (6/6) at 10 AM, or you can get in with your CBGB Festival pass.

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The Men at Death By Audio (more by BBG)
The Men

Posted in late April:

hey
we're heading up to Big Indian on Tuesday to start recording the new record. we'll be gone for a few weeks.

we're coming back to do a show at Webster Hall in NYC on May 16th. That's going to be our last New York show for a while, so come out.

Then, we hit the road again - tour dates to the right.

Matador 7" comes out pretty soon
Immaculada repress on Deranged Records should be out pretty soon too.

See you out there.
Mark


I call bullshit on The Men! A little more than a month and a half after that Ty Segall/White Fence appearance, they'll go big with a show on July 6th at Gramercy Theatre with PS I Love You and So So Glo's for an early show at the venue as part of CBGB Festival. Ticketing info is forthcoming, badges as part of the festival are still available.

UPDATE: The Men are NOT playing, but JD Samson & MEN are.

The Men's aforementioned Matador single hits as part of the label's Singles Going Home Alone series, which is available now. Details on the repress of Immaculada, The Men's debut LP, are forthcoming.

Also included on said subscription series is Austin's OBN IIIs, who are in NYC TONIGHT as part of an East Coast tour and a pair of local dates: June 1st at Cake Shop and June 2nd at Don Pedro.

PS I Love You, meanwhile, were just in town over Memorial Day weekend, where the band made their NYC debut as a trio. The new member traded off on bass and keyboards and helped bring the bigger sound of the band's second album, Death Dreams, to life.

All updated PS I Love You and The Men tour dates are listed below.

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photos by Guy Eppel

all the bands @ Shea Stadium
Ted Leo

Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus & the So So Glos got together at all ages, DIY Brooklyn venue She Stadium on Monday night (11/21) to benefit the National Lawyer's Guild who help the Occupy Movement. As you can see from the above pic, the night included some collaboration. There were topical covers too...

Near the end of Titus's set, someone requested a drinking song. "This is not a song about fucking drinking," replied Stickles, agitated. "This is a song about fucking justice." Titus launched into a brash and unsubtle cover of "I Fought the Law," and then invited Ted Leo and So So Glos vocalist Alex Levine to play Billy Bragg's "To Have and To Have Not," the chorus of which was exchanged among the frontmen: "Just because you're better than me/ Doesn't mean I'm lazy/ Just because you're going forwards/ Doesn't mean I'm going backwards."

Ideas about Occupy Wall Street were in the air, foremost among them the political idea of consistency. In occupying a specific location for a lengthy period of time, protesters effectively buried themselves in a national conversation and physically articulated their willingness to stick to their guns. "You know how old I am?" Leo rhetorically asked the crowd. "You know how many marches I've been on? I get home and I feel great and two days later any media presence evaporates." [Village Voice]

More pictures from the show and a video filmed by Patrick Stickles himself, below...

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Ted Leo @ FFFFest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ted Leo

Ted Leo (who recently covered Misfits in Texas, covered Replacements in NYC, and is playing a New Year's Eve show in Hoboken) and Titus Andronicus (who recently lost a member and played two shows with Fucked Up) are teaming up with The So So Glos to play a last minute benefit at Shea Stadium on Monday night. More details, in Ted's and Patrick's words, below...

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Rock Yard

Just one day after all the commotion related to whether "Rock Beach" was a success, Jelly slightly redesigned their rockbeach.us website to remove mention of their sponsor Top Man (they taped over their name) and announce that they're bringing back a more conveniently located "Rock Yard", but not in the same location it was last year since that location is now a restaurant. That's their flyer above.

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Nuclear Power Pants

Frequent Dan Deacon tourmates and friends Nuclear Power Pants are bringing their outlandish live show to NYC twice in the next week. They'll play Thursday (8/4) at Shea Stadium with The So So Glos, Pygmy Shrews, and RoomRunner. The show is a benefit for Silent Barn, who are currently raising money to rebuild the damaged venue. Nuclear Power Pants will also play Monday (8/8) at Death By Audio with Religious Girls, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, and Blastoids.

If you've seen Nuclear Power Pants, then you know pretty much know what they're all about. If you haven't, you can expect zany dinosaur/robot/alien costumes, off-kilter keytar lines, spastic drumming, and one or two male vocalists frantically shouting as three or four female vocalists pull off synchronized dance moves and piercing harmonies. To get a taste of Nuclear Power Pants' sound, check out their album Wicked Eats the Warrior which is streaming at their myspace. The NYC shows are their only two shows we know of at the moment.

Some videos and more info on the Shea Stadium show below...

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Laura Stevenson at MHOW in February (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Laura Stevenson

Annual, all ages, Brooklyn DIY music festival Hillstock takes place at 285 Kent Ave on June 3, 106 Emerson Place on June 4 (free admission), and 402 1/2 Park Avenue on June 5. The lineup features a number of local mainstays including So So Glos, Eskalators, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Ava Luna, and Laura Stevenson (solo) in addition to many lesser known names. Saturday also features a special appearance by Grand Wizzard Theodore. Full lineup and poster below.

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photos by Chris La Putt

The Pogues

The Pogues completed their short tour and 3-night NYC run at Terminal 5 on St. Patrick's Day. We already posted about the first NYC show. Here are some pictures from the second, and they continue below..

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Now a New Yorker, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper played 'The Rumble' at the Studio at Webster Hall on Monday, her last NYC date before shipping off to the great Texas stage known as SXSW. The So So Glos at with Bow Ribbons also played the free NYC show - pictures and videos in this post.

Lady Lamb's first show in Austin happens as part of the BrooklynVegan official showcase at Swan Dive on 3/16 with Olof Arnalds, Ted Leo (solo), Sam Amidon, Sharon Van Etten, and Evan Voytas. Lady Lamb is on at 8pm sharp, so don't be late! Two days later Lady Lamb plays a set on the new Dot Com Day Stage in the SXSW convention center where you'll also find a BrooklynVegan stage on Thursday.

All Lady Lamb tour dates and more pictures and some videos from the NYC show, below....

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Titus Andronicus (more by kolored)
Titus Andronicus

Did you get tickets to the sold-out Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls benefit at Mercury Lounge on Thursday (2/10)? If you didn't, that's OK... you can still see Titus Andronicus in the coming weeks, in the general area, and for a good cause. The NJ band will play on 2/26 in Manville, NJ at the VFW Hall as part of a benefit for NJ Children's Specialized Hospitals. The show will also feature an appearance from The So So Glos and tickets are on sale.

Besides those benefit shows, Titus has another FOUR in the NYC area. We already knew about the pair of dates supporting The Pogues at Terminal 5 (tickets are still available for 3/15 and 3/16), but in addition to those, Titus will end a string of US dates that kick off in late March with headlining shows at Maxwell's on 4/29 (on sale now) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/30 (tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday and and regular sale Friday).

All tour dates, including some with Bright Eyes, and some videos below...

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