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Brooklyn neo-wavers Future Punx will release a new EP, titled I'm So Inspired, which will be out via Dull Tools on November 11. (The title track has been a live set highlight for some time.) They've also just made a video for "Spike Train," their contribution to the new LAMC split 7" with Parquet Courts. You can watch that below.

Future Punx also have a few CMJ shows, including the Oh My Rockness CMJ Kickoff party which happens tonight (10/20) at Baby's All Right with Doprah and headliner Tom Vek (tickets). The full schedule of their fest shows:

WED 10/22 @ CAKE SHOP NYC (5:30 PM) | Terrorbird day party
THU 10/23 - NYC CMJ (evening) @ The Silent Barn | Dull Tools showcase
SAT 10/25 - NYC CMJ (10:30 PM) @ Pianos | Birddog Promo showcase
Future Punx will also be going on a tour in November. Those dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

Continue reading "Future Punx made a video for "Spike Train" (watch), announce new EP, opening for Tom Vek tonight ++ CMJ & more dates"

Lifetime at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Lifetime, Mouthpiece, Spraynard, Lemuria @ Stone Pony
American Football's not the only veteran emo band playing the NYC-area this weekend. Melodic hardcore rippers Lifetime will be in NJ for this BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes strong support from fellow NJ vets Mouthpiece, the recently reactivated Spraynard, and Buffalo indie punks Lemuria.

The Gizmos, Pampers, Lame Drivers, Milk Dick @ Union Pool
Bloomington, IN garage rock band The Gizmos existed for a few years and a few EPs in the late '70s. A reformed lineup just played Gonerfest and are in NYC for a show too. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's bruising Pampers, so this should be a fun show.

American Football, Into It. Over It. @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight is night 2 of their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

Escape Music Festival
It's the first day of NYC's inaugural 2-day Escape Music Festival. The mostly electronic and indie pop lineup features Moby (DJ), Placebo, yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Moon Boots, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ), Neon Indian (DJ) and more today.

Tim and Eric, Dr. Steve Brule, DJ Dougg Pound @ Best Buy Theater
Time to get weird. Adult Swim oddballs Tim & Eric and their pal Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C Reilly) have prepared a night you are not likely to forget. Two shows tonight.

Karate Kid screening and reunion! @ 92Y
Part of Comic Con's NY Super Week, this is a screening of '80s family classic, followed by a Q&A with cast members. Mr. Miyagi has passed on, but Daniel-san and "Sweep the Leg" Jonny (not to mention the guy who played his win-at-all-costs sensei) will be there.

The Muffs @ Asbury Lanes
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. They played NYC last night and tonight they're nearby in Asbury Park.

Mirah, Death Vessel @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a strong double bill for fans of indie folk with good pop melodies. Both Mirah and Death Vessel put out solid albums this year, Changing Light and Island Intervals, respectively.

PC Worship, Whatever Brains, Shells, Shop Talk @ Death By Audio
PC Worship have been regulars on the local noise/avant-garde scene for years but this year they put out their most song-oriented rock album yet, and it shows they're pretty damn good at making this kind of stuff too.

Groundislava, Tha Yellow R. Kel, DJ Jester @ Glasslands
LA producer Groundislava is releasing a new album, Frozen Throne on Wedidit/Friends of Friends which follows his Feel The Heat EP from earlier this year. This is the release party.

Warthog, Bad Noids, Party Plates, Mr. California, Ivy @ The Acheron
One of NYC's consistently great local punk bands Warthog headline this show, and openers Ivy are especially worth catching too.

Vision of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ Saint Vitus (CBGB Fest)
Long Island metalcore vets Vision of Disorder have been back in action for a few years now, most recently releasing 2012's The Cursed Remain Cursed LP. One of NYC's stronger newer bands Primitive Weapons provide direct support.

Splashh, Regal Degal, The Johnnys @ Baby's All Right
UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes and maybe play some songs from their new LP which is due out early next year. Regal Degal make off-kilter art-rock, with a machinelike rhythm section.

Turnip King, Dinowalrus, Chimes, Adios Ghost, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
North Brooklyn isn't the only place to see bands in the borough anymore. This is a Death by Audio-worthy lineup right in Crown Heights.

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer @ Town Hall
Chris Thile never has a lack of things going on. Earlier this year he played shows as a member of the reunited Nickel Creek, he's still got the Punch Brothers plenty active, and now he has a new collaborative LP with Edgar Meyer called Bass & Mandolin (can you guess what instruments they recorded it with?). That duo teams up at Town Hall tonight.

Anais Mitchell, Dietrich Strause @ Rockwood Music Hall
Anais Mitchell may be best known in certain circles for Hadestown, her 2010 album which heavily featured Justin Vernon, but she had already been writing quality folk songs before that and she continues to. Her newest album, Xoa, came out this week and contains solo versions of some her older songs, including several from Hadestown.

Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills, We Ride On @ Cameo Gallery (CBGB Fest)
This CBGB Fest show has a lineup of mostly garage/grungy pop, and if you're hitting this one we especially recommend catching Haybaby and Crazy Pills.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
One of the many talented Wainwrights, Loudon (father of Rufus and Martha) performs at Pace University's Schimmel Center tonight.

X Japan @ Madison Square Garden
If you're still wondering who the hell's this band who can headline MSG, X Japan have been making rousing power metal with the over-the-top dress and hair of the visual kei scene since 1982, and they've got a crazed fan base all over the world.

If you'd rather go to the movies, we highly recommend Whiplash which stars JK Simmons as an obsessive music teacher at the best musical conservatory in the country who pushes a promising drummer to the edge of his potential. Mr. Holland's Opus it ain't. You can also catch Nas: Time is Illmatic at Nitehawk.

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 Bill Pearis

Orchestra of Spheres
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As has become a tradition, one of CMJ's 2014 kickoff events is the New Zealand artists showcase on October 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall (it used to happen at Le Poisson Rouge) with PopStrangers, Orchestra of the Spheres, DOPRAH, and Chelsea Jade. Beverages will be supplied by Spy Valley Wines with snacks by Dub Pies. Tickets are on sale now or you can get in with your CMJ badge. You can stream a mix with all four artists, below.

CMJ will be part of a U.S. tour for Wellington's Orchestra of the Spheres whose second album, Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, came out last year via Fire. The band incorporate nervy new wave and motorik rhythms into their psych-pop sound and you can watch the new video for single "2,000,000 Years" and a Spotify stream of the album, below. In addition to the NZ showcase, Orchestra of Spheres will also play the Bird Dog showcase at Pianos on October 25 with Ski Lodge, Beverly, Splashh, The Love Supreme, Native America and Roman a Clef. Tickets are on sale now, and all tour dates are listed below.

Popstrangers, who have played the NZ CMJ showcase before, are also playing the Carpark showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 22 with Saint Pepsi, Dog Bite and Chandos. Tickets are on sale now.

Christchurch duo DOPRAH released their debut EP this past summer and you can check out a video for "Stranger People" below. They'll also play Oct 23 at Radio Bushwick, with SEOUL, Fort Lean, The Great Void, Rioux, Tomboy, YAWN, and Zula.

Formerly known as Watercolours, Chelsea Jade released the Portals EP in 2012 and a remix EP last year. She just released a new single, "Night Swimmer," which you can check out via its video below. The NZ showcase is her only CMJ appearance announced so far.

Streams, dates and NZ@CMJ flyer below...

Continue reading "Orchestra of Spheres released 2nd LP, touring, playing NZ@CMJ showcase w/ Popstrangers & more (dates, streams)"

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As mentioned, Ultimate Painting (aka James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes) will release their debut album next month via Trouble in Mind. They've shared two more tracks from the album, "Winter in Your Heart" and "Ten Street," which you can stream along with the song "Ultimate Painting" and a mix they made with some of their influences, below.

Also as mentioned, UP will be in NYC for CMJ and they've got quite a few shows lined up already with maybe more still to be announced. Here's the lowdown:


Wed. Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ Pianos (Kanine CMJ day party FREE)
Wed. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Thu. Oct. 23 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Fri. Oct. 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Trouble In Mind CMJ day party FREE)
Fri. Oct. 25 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Panache CMJ day party FREE)
Flyers for all of those shows, plus the full lineups, are below. Before the CMJ shows, Ultimate Paiting will also play nearby Bard College on October 21. That follows a few other North American dates, all of which are listed below.

Continue reading "Ultimate Painting share more songs from debut LP, touring before playing lots of CMJ shows (dates, stream)"

Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
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NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.

Full list below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2014 adds a ton of more artists"

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

A Winged Victory For the Sullen @ Joe's Pub (early and late)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the collaborative ambient duo of Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran, has been in the NYC-area for performances of their new Atomos piece at Montclair State University. Performances on 3/20, 3/21, 3/22 & 3/23 still remain, but before they pick back up, they'll take a quick break and do two club shows in NYC at Joe's Pub tonight (7:30 PM & 9:30 PM).

Splashh, Such Hounds, Team Me @ Glasslands
Fresh (or not so fresh) from SXSW, UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes. Their second LP is in the can, so expect new tunes tonight.

PINS, Courtship Ritual, Glass Towers @ Pianos
Manchester four-piece PINS are direct descendants of Manc rabble-rousers The Fall (in sneery attitude), with a scratchy dose of C-86 style pop hooks. The band's debut album came out earlier this month and this is their second of three NYC shows this week.

Liam Finn @ Union Pool
On his forthcoming album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments! That actually sounds about right, as anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does! This is the third of his March "Murmuration" residencies.

Da Mafia 6ix, Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, Sozay, Alan Winkle, Zeyi, Buckwheat Groats @ The Studio at Webster Hall
While Juicy J (who recently played Irving Plaza) is no longer in Three 6 Mafia, the members continue without him (and without Lord Infamous [RIP]) as Da Mafia 6ix.

Northless, Anicon, Belus, Pharaoh @ Saint Vitus
Badass Milwaukee sludge combo Northless will bring their clanking, creaking horror show to Saint Vitus tonight, and they'll be joined by an impressive cast of locals, including Anicon, Belus (who will have copies of their recent EP for sale), and recent A389 signees Pharaoh (the NJ sludge band, not the Philly power metal band).

Roseanne Cash
Singing/songwriting veteran Roseanne Cash (daughter of Johnny) has been celebrating the release of her 13th studio album, The River & the Thread, this year, which came out this past January and follows 2009's The List. Tonight she and her band brings their current tour to NYC.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

The Strypes @ Bowery Ballroom
Irish sensations The Strypes have been playing together for five years but are still in their teens -- and sound like mod '60s soul. Given that description you might not be surprised to learn Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck and Noel Gallagher are all fans.

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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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

by Bill Pearis

Kirin J. Callinan @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
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There's an interesting, last-minute addition to Baby's All Right's schedule tonight (12/11). There's an early show featuring a collaborative performance from Kirin J. Callinan (who wrapped up dates with Cut Copy last month), Yeah Yeah Yeahs' drummer Brian Chase and Splashh singer Sasha Carlson. The night also features DJ sets from Cara Stricker, Petra Collins and Sandy Kim. No advance tickets, 8:30 PM door. This is all before the late show (11 PM doors) with Chicago rapper ShowYouSuck.

Speaking of Splashh, the UK band (not to be confused with Brooklyn's Splash [one "h"]) were just here for stripped-down shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, as part of Kanine Records' curated weekend (12/6 & 12/7). UK band Splashh released their debut album, Comfort, this year which mixed strong hooks with blown-out production and nasally attitude. If you missed it, you can stream it via Rdio.

Carlson is sticking around NYC for a few more solo shows. He plays Pianos on Friday (12/13) with Bleeding Rainbow, Salt Cathedral, Truest, and Brendan Rivera. Tickets for that show are on sale now and the flyer for it is below. He also plays the Kanine Records holiday party at Glasslands on December 22 with Eternal Summers and Little Big League. Tickets for that show are still available.

Flyer below...

Continue reading "Kirin J. Callinan playing collaborative set tonight w/ YYYs' Brian Chase and Splashh singer (who has other NYC dates)"

Eternal Summers @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

While we wait for Eternal Summers' new Doug Gillard-produced LP, The Drop Beneath (due out early 2014), the band will be hitting the Northeast for a few holiday shows. They'll be in NYC for two shows: December 21 at Cake Shop and December 22 at Glasslands (tickets).

The Glasslands show is the Kanine Records Holiday Party which will also feature a stripped-down set from UK band Splashh (who also play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on 12/7) and charming Philly band Little Big League (who we profiled in September).

All upcoming Eternal Summers dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Eternal Summers playing Northeast dates in December, two in NYC (including one with Splashh and Little Big League)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Au Revoir Simone / Jacco Gardner @ Mission Sound 10/17/2013
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On October 17, 2013, Insound and Just Managing hosted their annual CMJ Recording Lounge at Mission Sound in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight bands were recorded in eight hours in whirlwind sessions helmed by Grammy winning engineer Matt Shane (Flight of the Conchords) and Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork). It that short span of time, they got two tracks recorded each from Au Revoir Simone, Jacco Gardner, Ghost Wave, Tweens, Doug Keith, John Murry, Dream Shake and Ski Lodge. You can check out Au Revoir Simone's "Just Like a Tree" and Jacco Gardner's "Chameleon" and photos from those sessions in this post, and you can download all 16 songs for free over at Insound.

In addition to their upcoming Kidrockers show at Brooklyn Bowl on November 17 (tickets), Au Revoir Simone are also playing a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 7 with Spires, Grooms and UK band Splashh who will be performing as a duo for this show. Splashh also play the Bazaar the night before (12/6) with TEEN, Forest Fire and Valleys. They're flying over just for these shows which are being presented by Kanine Records. All BK Night Bazaar shows are free.

Check out Jacco Gardner and Au Revoir Simone streams, and more pics from their sessions, below...

Continue reading "Au Revoir Simone, Jacco Gardner & more recorded sessions for free comp (pics, stream & download); ARS add Brooklyn show"

by Bill Pearis

Prissy Clerks

Minneapolis' Prissy Clerks formed in 2011 after Clara Salyer's old band, Total Babe, broke up. They released their debut album, Bruise or Be Bruised, late last year. Salyer is a talented songwriter with an appealingly breathy vocal style which suits Prissy Clerks' bash-it-out pop particularly well. You can stream their whole album below and we've got the premiere of the band's video for "Blast Off Girls" below too.

Prissy Clerks make their NYC live debut tonight (4/23) at Shea Stadium, playing with UK group Splashh and local duo Beverly (which features Frankie Rose on drums). They came just for this show, and it's currently their only one, so go check em out if you can. They do have a few other non-NYC shows and those are listed below.

Don't forget Splashh also play earlier tonight as part of a BrooklynVegan Presents show at Pianos that also features the NYC debut of Carmen Villian as well as Oberhofer (part of their April residency under the pseudonym "Les Yeux"). Splashh are on at 7 PM and tickets (only five bucks!) are still available. Don't miss it!

Splashh made their NYC debut last night with tourmates Generationals... who just added a show at Rock Shop tonight (tickets).

Video, stream and dates below...

Continue reading "Minneapolis' Prissy Clerks released debut LP, have a new video, playing NYC tonight (dates, stream)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Splashh - Sun Kissed Bliss (MP3)

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As mentioned before, UK band Splashh (that's two Hs) are currently on the road with Generationals and that tour hits NYC on Monday (4/22) at Bowery Ballroom. That show is sold out but if you'd like another chance at catching Splashh, we are pleased to report that the band are playing an early BrooklynVegan-presented show at Pianos the next night (4/23) with Carmen Villian and "Les Yeux." Splash are on at 7 PM and tickets are only $5. Stop by after work. Stop by after class, but do stop by.

Splash will release their debut album, Comfort, on June 4 via Kanine Records. The band have distinctly British influences despite a name (and song titles) that might lead you to believe they are UK's answer to Wavves. The album's first single is "Sun Kissed Bliss" and the title gives you a good indication of the bright, shoegazy vibes it's giving off. Check it out via MP3 above or streaming below.

If you can't make our show, Splashh will also play again later Tuesday night (10 PM) at Shea Stadium with Black Marble.

Carmen Villain
Carmen Villain

The rest of the night is definitely worth sticking around for. This will be Carmen Villain's first American show. She's half Norwegain and half Mexican, was actually born in the U.S. but now lives in London. (She's also graced the cover of Vogue but don't hold that against her.) Carmen's debut album, Sleeper, is out now on Smalltown Supersound and you can stream it via Spotify below. It was co-produced by Carmen and Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen with additional production and sequencing by Prins Thomas. Which is to say it's guitar-heavy, dissonant and dreamy with some interesting production flourishes as well. You can check out the video for single, "Easy," below. It's her only North American date as of now.

And, as for "Les Yeux," as we hinted at previously, it's actually Oberhofer whose new EP, Notalgia, comes out the same day as our show. It's the third week of his April "Les Yeux" residency at Pianos, and the final instalment (4/30) is with LODRO and Cowboy Indian Bear.

We're pretty excited about this one. Did we mention it was just five bucks? Hope to see you there on Tuesday at 7 PM. Streams and videos below.

Continue reading "Splashh, Carmen Villain and Oberhofer playing a BV-Presents show at Pianos"

by Bill Pearis

Splashh

Not to be confused with Brooklyn's new age R&B band with a similar name, Australia-via-UK quartet Splashh (that's two Hs) formed in early 2012 and have to date released three singles of sunny garage pop. ("All I Wanna Do" is my favorite.) Their warbly, overdriven and sneery sound may remind some of a certain California band with a surfy name, but Splashh embue their sound with some UK indie lineage like New Order, The Wedding Present and '90s shoegazers The Boo Radleys. You can stream a few of their 7"s below.

Splassh are about to splashdown in North America, first at SXSW and then on tour with New Orleans' Generationals. That tour hits Bowery Ballroom on April 22 and tickets are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at noon.

Continue reading "UK band Splashh touring w/ Generationals after SXSW (dates)"

Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
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SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.