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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

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.

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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)
Kirin J Callinan

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

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)


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


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)
Frightened Rabbit

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.