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Shiner / Driftoff / States & Kingdoms
States and Kingdoms

Reunited post-hardcore band Shiner played two BV-presented shows at Saint Vitus on January 15 and 16. Night one was opened by Spotlights and Rosetta, while the second featured support from Driftoff (mem Junius, Rosetta, City of Ships) and States and Kingdoms (mem Small Brown Bike, Thursday, Rival Schools, Burn). Did you catch either night? Or both?

Pictures of night 2 continue below...

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photo: Rosetta at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)

As previously mentioned, spacey post-hardcore band Shiner are playing two BrooklynVegan-presented shows at Brooklyn club Saint Vitus on January 15 and 16. Since we last spoke, openers have been added.

Night 1 gets atmospheric metal band Rosetta, who released the great album Quintessential Ephemera in 2015. Also on that bill is sludge-gazers Spotlights, the project of Mario and Sarah Quintero of Sleep Lady (Mario is also a solo artist as Codas). They recently released the Demonstration EP on Crowquil Records, which you can stream below. Night 1 tickets are still available.

Night 2 gets Driftoff, the new-ish post-hardcore band with members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships; and States & Kingdoms, which includes members of Small Brown Bike, Thursday, Rival Schools, and Burn. Before the Shiner show, States & Kingdoms play Matchless on Jan 9. Night 2 tickets are still available too.

Check out the flyer and listen to all the bands below...

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by Ian Chainey


St. Louis' Tilts, the sorta stonery/sorta power poppy/definitely rocking quartet featuring Andrew Elstner of Torche and Riddle of Steel, funded their second record through Kickstarter last month. Titled Cuatro Hombres, the album is set to be released through Robotic Empire on June 24. Rough tracks teased by the band definitely aren't hurting for riffs, sticking the landing within the Venn diagram that conjoins Queens of the Stone Age, Shiner, and a Yellow Pills compilation. Fans of Tilts' eponymous EP collection that greatly improved many 2012 summer days will no doubt be just as smitten with the new stuff.

To celebrate their sophomore status, Tilts will be hitting the road for select dates. On June 27, the tour gets rolling in Milwaukee, wraps up on July 2 in Atlanta, and hits Chicago, NYC and other places along the way. The NYC show happens at Cake Shop on June 30 with similar riff-smiths (though with a bluesier bent) The Brought Low and the slightly spacier Thursday/Rival Schools offshoot States and Kingdoms (P.S. please record, please). Tickets are $8 dollars at the door.

As for Torche, the sludge pop heavies are presumably still working on their next album to be released sometime this summer. In March, bassist Jonathan Nuñez said:

"The music is like what we do, along with Motörhead: very driving, very heavy on the toms, real pounding rhythm section, the guitars are just nonstop, but with a melodic twist. Then the vocals come in, and it's this whole Psychedelic Furs--and maybe Guided By Voices--phrasing. It's an exciting song. We were like, 'Whoa.' None of us saw that coming. I think that's what keeps us entertained."
Whoa indeed. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks just wrapped up his tour with Floor who are supporting their newest album, Oblation.

All of the dates appear below along with Tilts' unmastered version of "Touchdown", four tracks from their 2012 self-titled album, and videos of their future Cake Shop compatriots...

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photos by Tracy Allison


After Conor Oberst brought his old band, Desaparecidos, through NYC last Tuesday (2/26) for a show at Wester Hall on their tour with Joyce Manor and Thursday/Rival Schools-related project States & Kingdoms, they stuck around to play the venue again the next night. Their setlist was the same as the previous night, including the entirety of their only album, Read Music/Speak Spanish, the band's new singles, and covers of Joyce Manor's "Constant Headache" (joined by members of the band) and The Clash's "Spanish Bombs."

More pictures of all three bands and Desaparecidos' setlist from night 2 below...

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Desaparecidos at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)

As mentioned, Conor Oberst's reunited punk band, Desaparecidos will be touring with Joyce Manor this February. That tour hits NYC for the previously discussed show on February 26 at Webster Hall with States & Kingdoms, which is sold out, but the band have just added another date happening a day later (2/27) at the same venue. Tickets for the newly-added show go on AmEx and Fan (password: "backsell") presale today (12/12) at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (12/14) at noon.

The tour also hits Asbury Park's The Stone Pony on February 15 and tickets for that show are still available.

A list of updated dates and a song stream are below...

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Desaparecidos at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)

Earlier this year, Conor Oberst reformed his old punk band, Desaparecidos, who were only around briefly from 2001-2002. They only played a few shows, including FYF Fest, and now it looks like they've got more scheduled for 2013, including NYC which happens on February 26 at Webster Hall. The punk-oriented bill includes brash pop punks Joyce Manor and ex-Rival Schools/Thursday project States & Kingdoms. Tickets go on AmEx and Fan presale today (11/28) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/30) at noon.

UPDATE: The full tour was announced and includes Joyce Manor on every date. All dates, including an Asbury Park show at The Stone Pony on February 15, are listed below.

A full 2013 tour has not been announced yet, but all currently known dates are listed below, along with a stream of "MariKKKopa," a new track Desaparecidos dropped earlier this year.

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