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Mac Demarco @ Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Mac Demarco

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice right before the first two captured tracks releases.

Mike Sniper: I honestly don't think I'd do anything different, I know that's a boring answer. Maybe to have 4x the amount of money when starting it. Stuff like that, things that are out of my control.

What do you envision for the next five years of Captured Tracks?

I don't like to play the future game. Just keep doing what we're doing and let the chips fall where they may. - [Captured Tracks]

Captured Tracks started in 2008 as a way for Mike Sniper to release his Blank Dogs records. The label grew the next year with releases from Dum Dum Girls, Woods, Grass Widow, The Beets, Wild Nothing, and more. In just a few short years, Captured Tracks has gone past its lo-fi origins to become one of the more respected indie labels around, and this year has released (or will) a few bona-fide pop records, including Widowspeak's second album, Wild Nothing's Empty Estate mini-LP, and MINKS' terrific second album, Tides End, which is out in August.

In celebration of five years in existence, Captured Tracks is throwing a two-day party, called CT5, at The Well in Bushwick on August 31 and September 1 that features most of the bands on its active roster, including DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Widowspeak, MINKS, Soft Moon, Soft Metals and more.

Single day tickets (8/31 here; 9/1 here) are $30; two-day passes are $55 and include a discount on used goods Captured Tracks' retail outlet which will open at 195 Calyer St. in Greenpoint this August; and there's an ultra-two-day pass ($100) that includes a gift bag with exlclusive merch and a store discount.

Wild Nothing also play Terminal 5 (7/24) with Father John Misty (tickets) and a sold-out show at Maxwell's (7/26).

Full CT5 line-up and flyer are below.

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Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Feb 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Swans

As mentioned earlier today, The Northside Festival will return in 2013, and have announced the initial lineup for the June 13 - 20th festival. The musical program will run from June 13-16 and besides the previously discussed Iceage and Son Volt, will also feature Black Flag (with Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes, not to be confused with FLAG) Swans (who are playing Bonnaroo), The Men, Rhys Chatham and Oneida (collaborating), Merchandise, Lambchop, Twin Sister, Lower, Milk Music, WHY?, Chelsea Wolfe, the Soft Moon, Destruction Unit, and more.

The festival will take place across venues in and around North Brooklyn, with free concerts in McCarren Park, portions of Williamsburg streets shut down and Pitchfork taking over Saint Vitus for three nights of shows. More details are on the way.

As part of it, Swans play Warsaw on June 13 with Chelsea Wolfe. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/22) at noon.

Tickets for the Black Flag show, which happens at Warsaw on June 14, go on sale Friday (2/20) at noon, featuring appearances from Good For You, The Men, and Netherlands. The show is one of two scheduled for The Men, with the band also scheduled to headline Bowery Ballroom in March.

Badges for Northside 2013 go on sale Friday (2/22) at noon. A full listing of today's announcement of Northside bands is below.

Continue reading "Northside Festival announces initial 2013 line-up (Black Flag [Ginn/Reyes]), Swans, Merchandise, Lambchop + more"

Atlantic City

Almost everyting was cancelled on Sunday and Monday, and now Tuesday (10/30) is also shaping up to be a mostly-showless night in NYC (and NJ and elsewhere too).

The Rock Shop in Park Slope is open for drinking. Show is cancelled though.

Cypress Hill and Action Bronson at Best Buy Theater is postponed (new date TBA).

Public Assembly, who have another Action Bronson show coming up, will be closed Tuesday night.

Deftones and Scars on Broadway at Terminal 5 is postponed (new date TBA)

Dita Von Teese may or may not postpone Tuesday's show, one of four this week. UPDATE: Dita's Tuesday night show is cancelled, and a 2nd Thursday night one was added.

Journey and Pat Benatar/Neil Geraldo at the Barclays Center is cancelled.

The Freedom to Love Concert at Beacon Theater (with tons of artists scheduled to play it including Rufus Wainwright) is postponed (new date TBA).

The Tell Your Friends comedy show with Gilbert Gottfried, Myq Kaplan, Liam McEneaney, Rena Zager & more at The Bell House is postponed. (new date TBA)

Kitsune Club Night at Le Poisson Rouge with The Twelves, Yuksek, New Moods, JDH & Dave P is cancelled.

Le Poisson Rouge also says that Sean Hayes and Behind the Groove events have been canceled but "The Sean Hayes show will be rescheduled. All tickets will be honored."

Ute Lemper at Joe's Pub is cancelled.

Everything at 92nd Street Y is cancelled.

Lincoln Center will remain closed Tuesday.

All Rocks Off Concert Cruises are cancelled.

All events at BB King's are cancelled.

As of this post, Aimee Mann & Ted Leo's Music Hall of Williamsburg show is still on (their Monday Bowery show was rescheduled for Wednesday), as is the Soft Moon/Pop 1280 show at Bowery Ballroom.

UPDATE: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are now also cancelled.

UPDATE: The Soft Moon/Pop 1280 show at Bowery Ballroom is cancelled.

UPDATE: Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and Havana Brown at Highline Ballroom "is postponed due to weather complications Rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. All tickets will be honored." Rita Ora's Philly show was also cancelled.

Keep checking this post for updates.

Monday's cancellations are listed HERE.

The Soft Moon at 285 Kent in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon (aka the main project of Luis Vasquez) posted the following to his facebook last week: "New album nearing completion!!! I'll announce a release date soon!!!" The album will presumably be out on Captured Tracks, who released his self titled debut LP and the Total Decay EP.

Hopefully the album will see a release before The Soft Moon's just-announced Brooklyn show, which takes place on May 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/28) at noon.

The only other North American date we're currently aware of is when The Soft Moon opens for Mogwai in Boston on 6/16 as part of Mogwai's upcoming tour.

UPDATE: Despite what the Live Nation show listing says, we found out The Soft Moon are not opening for Mogwai in Boston or anywhere.

That tour hits NYC right before the Boston show at Webster Hall on June 14 and 15 but no openers for those shows have been announced yet. Tickets for both are still available.

All dates and The Soft Moon's video for "Total Decay" below...

Continue reading "The Soft Moon promises album soon, books Brooklyn show"