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Motörhead / Chance the Rapper / Little Dragon / Toy Dolls
Coachella 2014 - Day 3
Coachella 2014 - Day 3
Coachella 2014 - Day 3
Coachella 2014 - Day 3
Coachella 2014 - Day 3

However, Sunday's lineup thankfully featured some guitar-brandishing acts, besides Motörhead, who proved that rock is not dead at Coachella -- or in general. For instance, British punk veterans the Toy Dolls pulled a respectable crowd to the Mojave Tent (opposite the very different Calvin Harris's set) and kept a proper counter-clockwise, Doc-Martens-kicking-up-dust slam pit going at full churn throughout their high-energy performance. "Do you think I'm getting too old for this?" spiky-haired frontman Michael "Olga" Algar asked the crowd. It was likely a rhetorical question, but fans ceased their slam-dancing just long enough to shout back, "Noooooo!" - [Yahoo! Music]
The first weekend of Coachella 2014 wrapped up Sunday night (4/13) with dance music and Arcade Fire, but there was lots of other stuff going on too. Motörhead, with Lemmy back in action after some health issues, was there to show them how it's done and brought out Slash for a few songs; punk pranksters Toy Dolls and indie rock vets Superchunk both played a high energy set that would tire bands 20 years their junior; and Chicago's Chance the Rapper brought out, um, Justin Beiber.

There were also Swedish pop charmers Little Dragon, Australia's very talented Courtney Barnett, photoshy North Carolinians Neutral Milk Hotel, industrial-techno outfit Factory Floor, and lots lots more. Pictures from Coachella weekend 1, day 3 are in this post.

Check out day 1 pics HERE and day 2 pics HERE, and Arcade Fire's day 3 headlining set HERE. More pics from day 3 below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2014 day 3 in pics (Motorhead, Chance the Rapper, Little Dragon, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Toy Dolls, Arcade Fire, more)"

Quilt at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
QUILT

Bleeding Rainbow @ Northside Fest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bleeding Rainbow

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

Quilt, Weyes Blood @ Mercury Lounge
Quilt make harmony-laden psych-folk like it's San Francisco in the '60s, and they do justice to that sound too. Weyes Blood's drone folk should appeal to Quilt fans as well.

Bleeding Rainbow, Hunters, Fat Creeps @ Death by Audio
With a terrific new album, Interrupt, out now, Bleeding Rainbow hit their favorite Brooklyn spot for a record release show as their tour with Hunters wraps up this weekend.

Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, No Way @ Saint Vitus
New York punks Marathon are reuniting to headline this show, but they're not the only band on the bill who went away for a while. No Trigger recently became active again and it doesn't look like FIre When Ready have played in a while either. Should be a cool night all around. Sold out.

Band of Horses @ Town Hall
Band of Horses just released the full-set Acoustic at The Ryman live disc, and now they're supporting that with an acoustic tour, which pulls into NYC tonight. Sold Out.

Pypy, Maicamia @ Cake Shop
What do you get when you take the singers of two of Montreal's most exciting, volatile underground bands (Annie-Claude of Duchess Says and Choyce of CPC Gangbangs) and put them together? Pypy, who make crazed punk rock. This is the band's first NYC show and live shows can be very wild. Sounds like fun. Also on the bill: Maicamia which features Godspeed's Mauro Pezzente.

Ski Lodge, Starlight Girls, The Belle Game @ Glasslands
Say bon voyage to Brooklyn's Ski Lodge and Starlight Girls as they head towards the madness of SXSW. Ski Lodge's tourmates, Vancouver's The Belle Game, play too.

Body Language, Joywave, The Echo-Friendly, Vensaire @ Brooklyn Nigh Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's a pretty dance-friendly line-up. Note that Widowspeak offshoot Vensaire are subbing for Jamaica Queens who dropped off tonight's show.

The Great Valley, Happy Jawbone, Cigarette, SoftSpot, Enforcer @ Shea Stadium
Brattleboro, Vermont invades Shea Stadium tonight, including leaders of the scene, Happy Jawbone Family Band.

Har Mar Superstar, Smokey Robotic @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. This is his free monthly series at Knit, doors at midnight.

Oneirogen, Epistasis, New Firmament @ Trans Pecos
This is the monthly "Chaos Bodies" series that spotlights "Out-goth, post-industrial, & post-metal" curated by Charlie Looker (Extra Life) and Andrew Hock (Castevet), both of the newish industrial metal band Psalm Zero. Tonight: one-man doom/drone noisemaker Oneirogen. Black metal-ish prog heavies Epistasis and ambient project New Firmament.

Howler, Designer @ Baby's All Right
These Minneapolis indie rockers are gearing up to release their new album, World Of Joy, and are in in NYC currently -- this being their second show. This one's early, too, with doors at 8 PM and it's over by 10 PM.

Lo-Fang @ Baby's All Right
The 4AD-signed Lo-Fang makes art pop that mixes electronic and acoustic instruments, and though he's about to play some pretty big stages opening for Lorde, tonight you can catch him on his own in a smaller room. This is the second of three shows at Baby's tonight, doors at 10 PM.

Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites, White Widows Pact @ The Acheron
Noisy hardcore band Full of Hell are a serious force as a live band, and tonight they bring that force to NYC for a show with local favorites Mutilation Rites.

Van She (DJ w/ Live Vocals), Saint Pepsi @ Glasslands
Australian synth popsters Van She last played NYC in September, and though they're only DJing this show, they will have live vocals, so it should get more interesting than any old DJ set.

White Denim, The Districts @ Webster Hall
These psych-rockers tapped Jeff Tweedy to produce last year's acclaimed Corsicana Lemonade where he encouraged them to take their 70's stadium riffs even bigger.. Sold Out.

Surfer Blood, Rad Dreams, wake up @ Baby's All Right
Florida's poppy indie rockers Surfer Blood play this $5 late show (doors at midnight) ahead of tomorrow's Glasslands show (which was moved there from Rough Trade).

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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Tickets for the second Neutral Milk Hotel show on Prospect Park go on Fan Club presale today at 10 AM.

The Old 97's, who have a new album out in April, play Webster Hall on June 3. Tickets are on AmEx presale now. Look for full tour announcement later this week.

Tickets for The Underachievers, Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation and Noisey presale today at 10 AM.

Kid Cudi is playing Barclays Center on March 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM with Live Nation/venue presales starting Thursday (2/13) at 10 AM and the general on-sale starting Friday (2/14) at 10 AM.

Surfer Blood are playing Glasslands on March 1 (moved from Rough Trade). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Conor Oberst shows at Central Park and The Space at Westbury go on Ticketmaster presale today at noon. There's also an AmEx and a Summerstage presale for the Central Park show.

Tickets for the Swans and Jenny Hval shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Notwist show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cloud Nothings shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom with Ryley Walker go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Metronomy show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Elbow and John Grant show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Polica shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Coathangers and Audacity show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Still no word on tickets for the Baby's show.

Tickets for the Calvin Love and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Dan Croll is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 17 with Panama Wedding. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/14) at noon.

The Sounds are playing MHOW on April 7 and Webster Hall on April 10. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/14) at noon.

The World Inferno Friendship Society are playing MHOW on April 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/14) at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Bill Pearis

Non Violent

In addition to the Fear of Men special edition LP, Kanine Records announced their other Record Store Day 2014 releases today as well. One of them is a compilation called Non Violent Femmes, which culls tracks from some of today's more promising female-fronted bands from around the globe (well, America, UK, and NZ): Speedy Ortiz, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Tashaki Miyaki, Is/Is, Beverly, TEEN (who just played Baby's All Right), Joanna Gruesome, Flowers, and Beaches. Ten of the 11 tracks are exclusive to the release.

And in a related vibe -- and this is cool -- Kanine will be reissuing Elastica's eponymous 1995 debut on vinyl for RSD. While they never managed to do much after, Elastica is packed with great songs -- "Connection," "Stutter," "Car Song," "Annie," "Line-Up," "Vaseline" -- and a true '90s classic.

Kanine is also releasing an alternate version of Surfer Blood's 2013 album Pythons, one that, apparently, Warner Brothers rejected for being too "punky."

Record Store Day happens in brick-and-mortar shops all around the globe on Saturday, April 19. Speedy Ortiz play free shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this Friday (2/7) with Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, and Infinity Girl; and Other Music on 2/10. They're also streaming their new EP, Real Hair, which you can listen to on Pitchfork.

Check out a few Elastica videos below...

Continue reading "Kanine reissuing Elastica's debut LP for Record Store Day, releasing 'Non Violent Femmes' comp ++ more"

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The Front Bottoms at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms' Talon of the Hawk (out now on Bar/None) was one of the more fun records of the year, mixing folk punk and indie pop in a way that was pretty easy to get stuck in your head. We asked them for their top albums of 2013, and drummer Mat Uychich sent a list that pretty much sounds like what you'd imagine they listen to. It also includes both 2013 albums by Kevin Devine (whose band Bad Books the Front Bottoms opened for in July) and the newest from Tiny Moving Parts (who open the Front Bottoms' upcoming show at Shea). You can check out the full list below.

That Front Bottoms/Tiny Moving Parts show at Shea (12/28), which Chris Gethard hosts, is one of our two BV holiday parties this month. The Shea show is unfortunately sold out.

The Front Bottoms also have other upcoming dates, including another sold-out NYC show a day earlier at Bowery Ballroom (12/27), and a tour with You Blew It! that hits Long Island on January 30 at 89 North (tickets).

They've also added some new stuff to their webstore, including a seasonally appropriate knit scarf.

All of their dates are listed, along with a video and the top 10 list, below...

Continue reading "The Front Bottoms list their top 10 LPs of 2013, playing BV holiday party this month (and other shows)"

photos by Cory Dewald

Blondie / Glassjaw / Public Enemy fans
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With about 20 albums under their belt, it was interesting to see what songs Guided By Voices would pick for their Riot Fest set. Keeping in mind that most audience members might not be familiar with everything in their vast discography, frontman Robert Pollard announced each song's name with a short introduction throughout the whole set. The band opened with "Xeno Pariah" and followed up with songs like "Island," "Shocker in Gloomtown," and "The Challenge Is Much More," only stopping to take a quick swig from a small bottle to oil up his voice. [BV Chicago]
Riot Fest Chicago (the second of three Riot Fests this year) continued on Saturday (9/14) for its second of three days. The second day had tons of multi-generational alternative music representation including punk's late '70s heyday (Blondie, X, FLAG -- the Keith Morris version of Black Flag), second wave ska (The Selecter), third wave ska (Rancid), classic indie rock (Dinosaur Jr., Violent Femmes, Guided by Voices), modern indie rock (Surfer Blood, Stars, The Sidekicks), classic hip hop (Public Enemy), and turn-of-the-millenium poppunk/emo/post-hardcore (blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw). Pictures from that day are in this post, and there's more pictures, plus a review, over at BV Chicago.

Update: Day 3 pictures are here and here.

If you missed them, check out day 1 pics and more day 1 pics. More of day 2, below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago day 2 in pics (Blondie, X, FLAG, Rancid, The Selecter, Stars, Glassjaw, Public Enemy, GBV, Dino Jr. & more)"

Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

Lollapalooza and Osheaga are behind us, but the summer festivals keep rolling on with San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend (8/9-8/11). The festival is sold out, but if you've already got tickets and are going, you might like to know how to get there, and once you're there, the festival map will help you find your way around inside.

Meanwhile, if you're not going to Outside Lands, but still want to watch the fun go down, you can stream it live on Purevolume. Artists whose sets will stream live include Jessie Ware, The National, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, and more on Friday; Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baauer, Gary Clark Jr and more on Saturday; and Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Foals, Rudimental, Camper Van Beethoven and more on Sunday.

D'Angelo has officially dropped off the festival, after recently cancelling other shows due to illness. He was replaced by Chic. You know, the band that guy who worked with Daft Punk is in.

The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands this weekend, streaming online (schedule)"

Tickets

Tickets to see The Underachievers at Santos Party House go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs show at Barclays Center go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Passion Pit shows at Pier 26 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Chelsea Wolfe with True Widow at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Surfer Blood are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 5 and Bowery Ballroom on October 6. Tickets to those shows go on sale today at noon. Gauntlet Hair are the openers for most of that tour, but aren't announced for the NYC shows (at least not at the moment). They play their own NYC shows sooner though (one with Jackson Scott).

Tickets for the Unknown Mortal Orchestra show at MHOW with Jackson Scott go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the King Khan & the Shrines show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cocorosie show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon

Tickets for the Toro y Moi show at Terminal 5 with The Sea & Cake go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bat for Lashes show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Modern English show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Simple Minds show at Count Basie Theatre in NJ go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Roseland Ballroom show don't go on sale until July 26, but are still on fan presale (password: "newgolddream").

Tickets for the Waxahatchee, Screaming Females, and Tenement shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pretty & Nice, MiniBoone and Miracles of Modern Science show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sparks show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Man Man shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Menomena and The Helio Sequence's co-headlining show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Widowspeak, Pure Bathing Culture, and Spires show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon. Tickets for Pure Bathing Culture's show at Glasslands with Leapling are still available.

Tickets for the Steve Earle show at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Krule at Bowery Ballrom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Menzingers at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Body/Head at Union Pool go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Spits at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Knitting Factory show are not on sale yet.

Tickets for the Savoir Adore show at MHOW with The Suzan go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kate Boy show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for her Glasslands show are on sale now.

The Eagles already announced two Madison Square Garden shows, and now they've added a third date happening on on November 11. Tickets to that show go on presale today at 10 AM (password: "EAGLES"), with a general on-sale starting Saturday (7/20) at 10 AM.

Free Tickets to the Lemonade show at Mercury Lounge go on RSVP via Thrillcall mobile app today at noon.

MusicFestNW

Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.

Initial lineup below...

Continue reading "MusicFestNW 2013 lineup announced (Animal Collective, Godspeed, Deerhunter, Shuggie Otis, Ty Segall & more)"

Surfer Blood


As mentioned, Surfer Blood will release their new album, Pythons, on June 11. You can check out the video to their single, "Demon Dance," below.

The band are currently on tour with Foals and will be in NYC at the end of the week to play a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on Friday (5/3). The day before (5/2), Surfer Blood will play an acoustic set as part of Ace Hotel's free "5 at 5" series, which is -- as you might expect -- where bands play 5 songs at 5 PM. Again it's free and the flyer for the show is below.

Surfer Blood have a few other non-Foals shows along the way this summer and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Surfer Blood playing free acoustic "5 at 5" show at Ace Hotel before playing T5 with Foals (updated dates)"

Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.

This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Fest 2013 line-up: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ++ more)"

by Bill Pearis

Foals @ T5, 5/4/2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Foals

As mentioned previously, Foals' new album, Holy Fire, is out tomorrow (2/12) and is a confident follow-up to 2010's Total Life Forever. Did you catch the online listening party the band hosted ont their website last Thursday?

Foals were already revealed as being part of the 2013 Coachella Festival but have just announced a full North American tour, including a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on May 3 which is almost exactly two years to the day the band last played that venue. The show is with Blondfire and Surfer Blood and tickets to that show go on sale Friday (2/15) at noon.

Over the weekend, someone took the music video for The Village People's 1985 single, "Sex Over the Phone," and set it to Foal's "My Number" and the results are kind of great. That video and a list of all tour dates, are below.

Continue reading "Foals announce 2013 tour, playing Terminal 5 (dates)"

Sasquatch

Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
Gorge
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013 lineup is here"

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Nearly three years after making their much-lauded debut, Astro Coast, Surfer Blood are set to release their second album, Pythons, this summer on their new label home of Warner Brothers. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with veteran alt-rock producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Echo & the Bunnymen) behind the boards. You can stream the first-released track from the LP, "Weird Shapes," below and you can download it via the band's website for the price of your email address.

No word on any NYC shows, but the band will play some West Coast dates on their way to SXSW this year and those dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Surfer Blood return with 'Pythons' this summer (stream a track), playing SXSW and West Coast (dates)"

photos by Sophia Peer

Surfer Blood

As strongly hinted, Surfer Blood was in fact the secret band at the struggling Cake Shop Thursday night. They opened for Death Cab For Cutie earlier in the night at Wellmont Theater in NJ, and then shared a bill with Grand Rapids at the much smaller basement club in Manhattan. They play with Grand Rapids and in NJ again on Monday. Here are some pictures from the intimate NYC show. More of them below...

Continue reading "Surfer Blood played a secret show @ Cake Shop (pics)"

Surfer Blood in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Surfer Blood

As mentioned L.E.S. rock club Cake Shop is going through some tough financial times and have started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money to stay alive. There's seven days left on that campaign and the venue is 63% of the way there. If they don't reach their target, they won't get any of the money raised, so show your support -- we need Cake Shop around!

Meanwhile, Cake Shop has had some benefit shows like the one earlier this month where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were the secret headliner.

The venue is throwing another benefit show this Thursday (7/19) with Grand Rapids, Shark? and a headliner listed as "extra secretly special band (bring yr wakeboard and some band aids!)." Hmm. $12 - 20 sliding scale cover.

In other news, Surfer Blood opens for Death Cab at Wellmont Theatre that night (7/19) (sold out) and also plays with Grand Rapids at Maxwell's on July 23 (tickets).

And in more related news, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard will release his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 16 via Barsuk in the US and a day earlier in Europe via City Slang. The album was recorded at Aaron Espinoza's (Earlimart) studio, The Ship. Some tour dates in support of the release are TBA.

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

Fort Lean

Brooklyn indie pop outfit Fort Lean are heading out on a tour with Bear Hands next month. But before they do that, we're happy to announce that Fort Lean, along with Hume have been added to the BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15) as part of a lineup which already includes Caveman and Frankie Rose. Tickets for that show are still available or you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. We're also giving away a pair of tickets in this post. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Fort Lean's tour with Bear Hands kicks off in Brooklyn on July 20 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are available. It also includes a Hamden, CT show at July 22 at The Space with Surfer Blood, the day before Surfer Blood plays Maxwell's (7/23). Tickets for the Hamden show are on sale.

Fort Lean put out a single this past February for the track "Sunsick" b/w "The Precinct." You can stream those two tracks below or purchase a download of them at bandcamp. Those song streams, along with a list of all dates and contest details are below...

Continue reading "Fort Lean added to BV Northside Showcase, playing shows w/ Bear Hands & Surfer Blood (dates & streams)"

Surfer Blood at Paramount Theater in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood have been added as an opener to a portion of Death Cab for Cutie's upcoming tour, including the NJ show at Wellmont Theatre on July 19. That show is sold out, but you can catch Surfer Blood at their own, smaller show in Jersey on July 23 at Maxwell's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Surfer Blood posted a cover of Raspberries' "Go All The Way" to their soundcloud page last month. You can stream that below, along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Surfer Blood opening for Death Cab; playing Maxwell's (dates)"

photos by Greg Cristman

The Pixies

The Pixies are currently still out on a "Doolittle" tour with Surfer Blood which started at NJ's Wellmont Theater back on 10/27. The bands returned to the NYC-area to play a Saturday night show (11/5) at Long Island's Paramount Theater...

"On stage banter and bassist Kim Deal's interaction with the crowd played a big role, as you couldn't help but feel like you were part of something special. Highlights of the show include performances of "Here Comes Your Man", "Monkey Gone to Heaven", and "Where is My Mind?" The night concluded with the band's 1988 single "Gigantic", which had fans singing along and moving to its iconic bass line. Members Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering then took a bow and made their way backstage. Hopefully this was just a preview of what's in store for the Long Island music scene and this fantastic venue." [SpotonLI]
More pictures, including one of of the Pixies' setlist, below...

Continue reading "Pixies & Surfer Blood played Long Island's Paramount Theater (pics & setlist)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Pixies
Pixies

There's a lot young people (at shows) just like the old days," Santiago says. "Sometimes you see a parent with, I don't know, a tween kid. You could just see that, you know, it wasn't lack of babysitter. The kid really wanted to be there. It was probably his idea."
The Pixies kicked off another round of "Doolittle" tour dates at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ last night (10/27). Here are some pictures, including one of the setlist. They continue below...

Continue reading "Pixies & Surfer Blood began a tour @ Wellmont Theater (pics & the Doolittle setlist)"

DOWNLOAD: Surfer Blood - "Miranda" School of Seven Bells remix (MP3)

The Walkmen at Williamsburg Waterfront recently (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The Walkmen

The Walkmen will join School of Seven Bells, The Kick Drums, Wormburner and many others THIS SUNDAY (10/16) for a rescheduled-due-to-Hurrican-Irene FREE show on Hoboken's Pier A from noon until 10PM. Entry to the hMAG Music Fest 2011 (presented by H Lifestyle Magazine) requires RSVP and set times are below. The show is one of two Northeastern dates for The Walkmen (who play Bloktoberfest in Philly the day before) as they prep for Australian dates on November.

In related news, School of Seven Bells recently remixed a Surfer Blood track for their forthcoming EP, Tarot Classics, due on October 25 via Kanine. SoSB joins names like Speculator, Allen Blickle (Baroness) and Totally Sincere (Peggy of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Connor of The Drums). Check out "Miranda" downloadable above and streaming below, and order a copy of the EP at Surfer Blood's site. Reminder, Surfer Blood is on the road with the Pixies, and will play Wellmont Theatre on 10/27 and Asbury Park Convention Hall in NJ on 10/28.

All tour dates, set times, and some recent live video from Austin City Limits 2011 is below.

Continue reading "The Walkmen play free show in Hoboken Sunday w/ School of Seven Bells (who remixed Surfer Blood)"

Surfer Blood at McCarren Park in June (more by Tamara Porras)
Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood are playing the next free Spotify-presented show at Mercury Lounge on Monday (8/1) with Grand Rapids. Everyone who enters the 21+ show will also get an access code for a free Spotify account. Doors are at 11 PM. It's first come, first served, but we have 5 pairs of guaranteed entry, which you can enter to win. Details below.

The first Spotify-presented show was The Black Angels on July 18. The series will continue throughout the month of August with dates currently scheduled for 8/3, 8/10, 8/18, and 8/25. Stay tuned for those lineups.

Surfer Blood is also touring with the Pixies this fall. That tour hits The Wellmont Theatre (10/27) and Asbury Park Convention Hall (10/28) in NJ.

Contest details, updated dates, and a video of Surfer Blood at SXSW below...

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