Entries tagged with: Surfer Blood
Devo at Best Buy Theater in June (more by PSquared)
The CBGB Festival returns to various NYC venues this week, beginning Wednesday (10/8) and continuing through Sunday (10/12). It includes the Billy Idol keynote interview/acoustic set at Center548, The Muffs show, the Daniel Lanois film show, and plenty more. There's also the big free Times Square show on Sunday (10/12). When we last spoke, we mentioned it was speculated that Jane's Addiction, Robert DeLong, Devo, Surfer Blood and We Are Scientists would be playing, and that is in fact the lineup (along with Cheeky Parade). Cheeky Parade go on at noon and Jane's headline at 6:15 PM.
Full schedule here. Some highlights including the Times Square schedule, below...
Billy Idol at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As previously discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning to various NYC venues from October 8-12, and since we last spoke there's been some updates to the festival. We knew Billy Idol would be participating this year, and we now know that he'll be the interviewee at the keynote interview and will also perform a short acoustic set. That takes place October 9 at CBGB Fest HQ Center548 (548 W 22nd St), two days after his autobiography comes out and a couple weeks before his new album comes out. Walking Papers (featuring GNR's Duff McKagan), The Skins and Ex-Cops will also perform. Tickets for that event are on sale now.
The majority of the festival's schedule has also been posted. It includes the Muffs / Miriam / Upset show at The Bell House, Macy Gray at City Winery, and a handful of other shows. Check out the full thing here.
Daniel Lanois, who has a new album and curated the ANTI-Thesis show, is showing clips and discussing past works as part of the film portion on October 8 at Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Tickets for that are on sale now.
CBGB Fest also confirmed early on that there would be an event in Times Square again this year. Last year that was where their biggest bands played for free with the lineup and location announced really last minute due to city regulations. This year, Devo, Jane's Addiction, We Are Scientists, Robert DeLong and Surfer Blood are still without a confirmed venue with less than a month to go before the festival, so it makes sense that this year's Times Square concert will in fact be those bands. Plus Devo confirmed on Facebook that they're playing a free concert on October 12 for CBGB Fest ("exact location TBA") and MyFreeConcert is also listing those five bands as the Times Square lineup for that date.
We Are Scientists and Surfer Blood will also be touring together surrounding CBGB Fest. Those dates are all listed below...
As mentioned, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is back for a third year, going down October 8 - 12 at venues across NYC. The initial lineup for this year was just announced and includes Jane's Addiction, Devo, Billy Idol, Macy Gray, The Muffs, Upset, Duff McKagan, and more.
The film portion of the CBGB Fest includes the world premiere of Hardcore Devo Live!, Carter Family / Johnny Cash documentary The Winding Stream and a 30th Anniversary screening of This Is Spinal Tap (which the New York Film Fest is showing too).
Ticket info and other details are still TBA but you can check out initial lineups for both music and film below....
Pabst Blue Ribbon, or PBR if you prefer, is throwing their first-ever music festival this year in various Portland, OR venues from September 26-28. The fest, dubbed Project Pabst, will feature Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Guided by Voices, Rocket from the Crypt, Violent Femmes, Constantines, GZA (performing Liquid Swords), High on Fire, Red Fang, Shabazz Palaces, Phosphorescent, Menomena, The Thermals, Speedy Ortiz and more, Tickets, including single-day passes, weekend passes, and individual show tickets, are on sale now. More info at the fest's site.
Full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
If you're not familiar with Brooklyn rock duo SLAVVE, perhaps you're familiar with their drummer Marcos Marchesani, whose previous bands have included Surfer Blood and Weird Wives. Joined by singer Chuka Chukuma, he and Marcos do the guitar/vocal/drum lo-fi rock thing that Japandroids, No Age, Solids and other bands in that realm do, but SLAVVE are a little harder than most of those. Their self-titled LP comes out on June 24 via Bloodmoss Records and you can get a taste of it by streaming the ripping lead single "Pity Party" below.
The duo play a label showcase in Brooklyn TONIGHT (5/28) at Baby's All Right. Also on the bill is the similarly lo-fi rock of Future Death who put out their new album, Special Victim (recorded and mixed by This Will Destroy You's Alex Bhore), on the label yesterday. Their sound leans a bit more towards garage punk, as you can hear by streaming three of the album's tracks below.
Show flyer and streams from all four bands below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Motörhead / Chance the Rapper / Little Dragon / Toy Dolls
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.
Quilt at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
Bleeding Rainbow @ Northside Fest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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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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.
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.
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.
by Bill Pearis
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...
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
intro by Andrew Sacher
The Front Bottoms at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
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.
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).
All of their dates are listed, along with a video and the top 10 list, below...
photos by Cory Dewald
Blondie / Glassjaw / Public Enemy fans
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.
Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
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.
The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...
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 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").
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.
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...
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.
Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
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.
by Bill Pearis
Foals @ T5, 5/4/2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
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.
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 TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
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.
photos by Sophia Peer
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...
Surfer Blood in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
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.
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.
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.
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...
Surfer Blood at Paramount Theater in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
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...