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by Andrew Sacher


Nate Kinsella, who used to be in Joan of Arc and is a current American Football member, also has the solo project Birthmark. Last month, Birthmark followed 2012's Antibodies with a new album, How You Look When You're Falling Down, on Polyvinyl. It's bright, rhythmic art pop, not much like the music he plays/played with his cousins Tim and Mike in their respective bands. It's got horn arrangements courtesy of Antibalas and TV on the Radio members, strings by Mivos Quartet, and harp by Brandee Younger. It's quite an interesting record, and you can stream the whole thing below.

Birthmark has an album release show in NYC coming up on December 13 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/18) at noon. It's his only upcoming date at the moment.

In other news, American Football have a possible new album in the works.

Continue reading "Birthmark (American Football, Joan of Arc) streaming new LP ft. TVOTR/Anitbalas members & Mivos Quartet, playing NYC"

Passenger Bar

Williamsburg, Brooklyn's ever-changing landscape continues and the neighborhood is about to lose yet another venue/bar -- Southside spot The Passenger Bar which will close for good next weekend though the owner plans to relocate. The place only opened three years ago. Here's the official word:

In another sad story of the overdevelopment of Williamsburg, our building was purchased and plans were made to gut renovate and build upwards to infinity. After a long negotiation process, a deal has been agreed upon, and Passenger Bar will be closing while we seek a new space. Never fear, upon closing, we'll be hosting signature Passenger events at other cool spots as a bridge to us re-opening.
The Passenger Bar has hosted bands (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Crocodiles are two notable ones) and loads of DJs (Genesis P-Orridge, Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, Andy Rourke, etc) and is a go-to spot for official show afterparties. (BrooklynVegan presented a Spinal Tap release party there once.) The last official day of The Passenger Bar is November 8 but they'll throw a goodbye party the day before (Saturday, 11/7) featuring a live performance from surfrockers The Cameramen and TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton plus some "very special guests" on DJ duty. That party is free and flyer is below.

Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg closes in November as well. Passenger Bar has got a few other events planned over the next 10 days and you can check out their calendar.

Continue reading "Williamsburg's Passenger Bar closing, planning to relocate"

photos by Tim Griffin

TVOTR / A$AP Rocky / Father John Misty / Drake & Future (via)
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 2 - 10/3/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 2 - 10/3/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 2 - 10/3/2015
Drake and Future

Is Drake the new Kanye?

Explosive pyrotechnics. Mad energy. The "6 God" backdrop and the whole field on his team. Drake hit the stage like he owned the world. When the backdrop flashed "If You're Reading This We Made It" I felt it in my body the way I do when I see 'Ye live. I seriously thought, "Wow, Drake has done it." Kanye is tabloid fodder and bad fashion and Drake is totally running the game. Drake's the new Kanye. And in that moment I really wanted it for him. That feeling stuck for a good portion of the set. Weirdly, the thing that undid it was when he brought out Future. We knew it was going to happen next week but tonight was a surprise. With the new collab album out it was an obvious choice and the crowd went wild and I actually liked the tracks they did. But Yeezy would never have done that and, more importantly, he'd never have to. He'd keep his 90 minutes all to himself and be completely riveting the whole time. [Deborah Sengupta Stith for Austin 360]

The 2015 Austin City Limits Festival kicked off on Friday and continued on Saturday (10/3) with Drake, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Alabama Shakes, Jose Gonzalez, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves, Father John Misty, Vince Staples and plenty more. Pictures of the second day of ACL are in this post.

As the above review points out, Drake brought out Future during his set to play three songs off DS2 including the Drake collab "Where Ya At," and then the duo made the live debut of "Jumpman" and "Big Rings" off their collaborative album What A Time To Be Alive. Videos below. Drake also released another Beyonce collab over the weekend, "Can I." He debuted on his Apple Music Beats 1 show, OVO Sound Radio, and you can listen below.

ACL fest's first weekend wraps up Sunday (10/4) and if you're not there you can stream it live (via Red Bull TV) below. ACL does it again this coming weekend (10/9 - 10/11) too. UPDATE: Day 3 happened and pics are up.

Continue reading "2015 ACL Fest day 2 pics & videos: Drake & Future, TVOTR, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, UMO, Sturgill Simpson, more"

TV On the Radio
photo: TVOTR at Hopscotch 2015 (more by Kenneth Bachor)

TV on the Radio, who we just caught at Hopscotch Fest, backed Run the Jewels for a great performance on Colbert tonight. Watch below...

Continue reading "Run the Jewels are so hip, TV on the Radio were their backing band (watch the Colbert video)"

photos by Kenneth Bachor

TVOTR / Roky Erickson / Moon Duo
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015

The second day of Raleigh, NC's Hopscotch Festival happened on Friday (9/11) after kicking off on Thursday with plenty more great shows around the city's downtown area. We caught TV on the Radio, Tycho and Carlitta Durand a the outdoor City Plaza, and then headed to a few different venues to catch psych legend Roky Erickson, rapper Pusha T, Moon Duo, Mitski, Nots and Natural Causes.

More day 2 pictures below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Festival 2015 day 2 in pics: TV on the Radio, Roky Erickson, Tycho, Pusha T, Moon Duo, Mitski, Nots & more"

photo: Vince Staples @ BV-RBSS @ The Shop (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Vince Staples
Red Bull

Like last year, Red Bull Sound Select is throwing 30 days of concerts in LA for the entire month of November. Artists playing include TV on the Radio, Grimes, Sylvan Esso, Joey Bada$$, Toro y Moi, Tinashe, Vince Staples, Big Sean, Kaytranada, iLoveMakonnen, Foals, Kiesza, Chromeo and more. Tickets for the whole thing are on sale now.

As you know if you read this site enough, BrooklynVegan is a Red Bull Sound Select partner. We curate/produce RBSS shows and bands in NY and NJ. Opening bands get "curated" into the RBSS program when they get asked to play their first RBSS show. Those bands then also become part of the pool of available opening bands we can "curate" on to future shows. Cakes Da Killa was curated into the program by Afropunk. BrooklynVegan's last show was on 9/4. We had Cakes Da Killa open for Against Me! in Asbury Park. Cakes also opens the next NYC RBSS show (curated by Popgun), and opens for Chromeo as part of 30 Days in LA.

Our last NYC show was with Vince Staples and Loaf Muzik in Brooklyn. Red Bull must have really liked that lineup because they booked it again as part of 30 Days in LA,.

We also had Lil Herb, who now goes by G Herbo, on that show. He's also playing 30 Days in LA, but with Joey Bada$$.

Nicole Dollanganger (photo by Susie Bell)
Nicole Dollanganger

The Grimes show will be opened by Nicole Dollanganger who is the first artist signed to Grimes' new label, Eerie Organization. The label will release her new album Natural Born Losers on October 9 and going by lead single "You're So Cool," if you like Grimes you'll probably dig Nicole too. After hearing a demo of the album, Grimes said: "It blew up my brain so hard that I literally started Eerie to fucking put it out because it's a crime against humanity for this music not to be heard."

Listen to that and check out the full '30 Days In LA' schedule (tickets HERE), below...

Continue reading "RBSS throwing 30 days of shows in LA again (TVOTR, Vince Staples, Grimes w/ Nicole Dollanganger, Tinashe & more)"

Nevermen Mike Patton Tunde Adebimpe Doseone

Nevermen, the long-in-the-planning collaboration between Mike Patton (Faith No More), Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and rapper Doseone, will finally release their debut album this fall on Patton's Ipecac Recordings. You can get a taste right now via the brooding, atmospheric "Tough Towns" which Doseone told Rolling Stone is "dedicated to anyone remotely young, feeling inexplicably inspired in the 'nowhere' they are from. May you soon escape with style into elsewhere." Listen below.

Patton, meanwhile, will be with Faith No More for their show tonight (8/5) at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden with Refused. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Mike Patton, Tunde Adebimpe and Doseone are Nevermen, releasing debut album this fall (listen to "Tough Towns)"

photos by James Richards IV

Florence / A$AP Rocky / TVOTR / Albert Hammond Jr + Billy Jones
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015

A$AP Rocky pauses to watch the sight of a person in a wheelchair crowd surfing. Ordinarily, hip-hop shows don't spawn mosh pits but then again, most don't blare both House of Pain's "Jump Around" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" over the speakers in succession. For A$AP, yes, it's that easy, and lest anyone forgets, the initials to his name get shouted out by his trio of hype men with regular frequency. To his credit, A$AP doesn't entirely coast. He establishes and maintains a crazed level of energy for a majority of the set and treats it all as a giant party. On Sunday night, with the prospect of heading back to work fans (well, the small percentage over 18, anyway) in the face, it's the appropriate atmosphere and vibe. A$AP boasts a lyrical flow most peers would envy, and his entourage scatters like ants to the very front rows on the ground to pump up the crowd. There's even room for a compelling avante R&B turn in the form of "L.$.D." Self-promotional references, tributes to weed, descriptions of loose women and homages to money spill from the emcee's mouth. So do shout-outs to Chief Keef and Chance the Rapper. Yet it's local boy Vic Mensa who scores the guest spot for a duet on "U Mad," putting the punctuation mark on a booming celebration of modern hip-hop culture that, in spite of positive messages prouncing unity, still include clicking gun-chamber sound effects. - [Chicago Tribune]
Threat of severe weather (thunderstorms, hail) caused Grant Park to be evacuated briefly during the final day of Lollapalooza 2015 (8/2) and also had the fest end 30 minutes early. (This happened at Pitchfork too this year, and at Lolla in 2012.) Otherwise, the show went on with sets from Florence + the Machine, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, Albert Hammond Jr. (who started his day in the Toyota Tent for a Q&A with BrooklynVegan correspondent Billy Jones), Of Monsters and Men, Twin Peaks, Gogol Bordello, and many more.

Pictures of Lollapalooza 2015 day 1 are HERE and day 2 are HERE. More pics from day 3 are below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015 day 3 pics: Florence, A$AP Rocky, TVOTR, Gogol Bordello, Albert Hammond Jr, Twin Peaks & more"

Lollapalooza 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 just got underway in Chicago's Grant Park and will be there all weekend with headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Florence + the Machine. (BrooklynVegan will be there too, in the Toyota Tent.) If you can't make it, Lollapalooza will be broadcasting live each day starting at 2 PM Central (3 PM Eastern) across three different channels and you can watch it right here.

Sunday's streaming schedule includes Florence + the Machine, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Lord Huron and more. The whole weekend's stream schedule is listed, along with the Lollapalooza video player, below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015 streaming live here (webcast schedule)"

by Andrew Sacher

Capitol Hill Block Party

Seattle's annual Capitol Hill Block Party returns in 2015 from July 24-26. This year's lineup includes Ratatat, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Toro y Moi, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, The Julie Ruin, Shabazz Palaces, Flatbush Zombies, Deafheaven, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lower Dens, Girlpool, Protomartyr and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

SSDD (photo by Invisible Hour)

As always, the lineup includes a few cool local Seattle bands, and it's a good way to check out some of those bands if you're coming to the fest from out of town. One is SSDD (aka "Steal Shit Do Drugs"). They include former members of The Intelligence, The Dutchess & the Duke and more, and they just put out a new EP First Comes Money on Help Yourself Records this week. They make garage punk that's pretty catchy and clear-sounding as far as garage punk goes, but still driving and full of attitude. Stream their new EP below.

So Pitted

Another cool Seattle punk band that isn't is playing Capitol Hill Block Party, and have a hometown show with Happy Diving and Never Young a few days beforehand, is So Pitted. Their latest release is this year's 1 EP, which is a little murkier and freakier than SSDD. They've had their praises sung by other Seattle bands, like Chastity Belt. They also recently played a Sub Pop-curated show with White Lung, and ended up on one of the Sub Pop staffers' year-end lists in 2014. You can stream their newest EP below and download it (name your price) here.

Continue reading "Capitol Hill Block Party includes Ratatat, TVOTR, Father John Misty, SSDD & more ++ get to Seattle early and see So Pitted"

Maximum Balloom Let It Grow

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek has reactivated his Maximum Balloon solo project for a second album due out at some point on his Federal Prism label. (Maximum Balloon's debut came out in 2010.) No details beyond that it's "upcoming," but Sitek has shared a song from it, the dreamy, laid-back "Let it Grow" which features his TVOTR bandmate Tunde Adebimpe and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O on vocals. You can stream it below...

Continue reading "Dave Sitek releasing new Maximum Balloon album, shares "Let it Grow" featuring Tunde Adebimpe and Karen O (listen)"

photos by P Squared Photography

The Pixies
The Pixies
TV On the Radio

[TV on the Radio] came out just after 7 and did an approximately 1-hour set that, by necessity, left out a couple of my favorites but covered all the major bases. "Wolf Like Me" is still an amazing track as are "Young Liars," "Golden Age," "DLZ," and "Dancing Choose." Newer songs like "Happy Idiot" and "Could You" had some of the younger people around us jumping. Vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and guitarist Kyp Malone thanked The Pixies several times and made it a point to mention how wonderful it was for all of us to be in the same place together. That was kind of cool.

...I haven't really heard Indie Cindy, last year's return from the [Pixies'] 23-year recording hiatus. It was less than well-received (Pitchfork famously gave it a 1.0 out of 10.), and I may have fallen for the anti-hype a bit. The band interspersed tracks from that record -- "Magdalena 318," "Indie Cindy," "Bagboy," "Silver Snail," "Snakes" -- throughout the set, and they fit in pretty seamlessly. I remember liking "Bagboy" when it came out as a single, especially the Kim-like backing vocals.

Speaking of Kim: Yeah, I felt her absence (and the absence of "Gigantic" from the set). [Paz] Lenchantin did a great job throughout, though, on bass and backing vocals. She's a bit more animated than the rest of the band and has that bass player stalk / runway walk thing totally down. [CoolDad Music]

Pixies and TV on the Radio's respective tours crossed paths over the weekend for a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. Opening was Pixies tourmate John Grant. Pictures of all three sets, and Pixies and TVTOR's setlists, are in this post.

TVTOR already played two NYC shows on their tour, but Pixies and John Grant have three on their tour this week. Those happen tonight (5/26) and Wednesday (5/27) at Beacon Theater, and Thursday (5/28) at Kings Theatre. Wednesday is sold out, but tickets for the other two are still available.

More pictures and setlists below...

Continue reading "Pixies, TV on the Radio & John Grant played Stone Pony Summer Stage (pics, setlist)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

TVOTR / Bo Ningen @ T5 5/21/2015
TV On The Radio
Bo Ningen

TV on the Radio played their second NYC show on this tour on Thursday night (5/21), holding court and getting the crowd dancing at Terminal 5. (Their first was on Wednesday at Kings Theatre.) Japanese/UK band Bo Ningen, whose flying hair matched their spiraling prog/metal riffage in an opening set, joined TVOTR for a song near the end of the evening. Starting the night off was Chicago's Sam Dew who is just now starting to get some spotlight after being mostly known as an in-demand songwriter (Rihanna, Estelle, Jessie Ware). Pictures from last night's T5 show are in this post.

You can see TV on the Radio play with Pixies and John Grant on Saturday (5/23) at Stone Pony Summer Stage which isĀ presented by BrooklynVegan. Tickets are still available, and you've got till noon today to enter our contest to win tickets.

More pics from TVOTR, Bo Ningen, and Sam Dew's show at Terminal 5, below...

Continue reading "TV on the Radio played T5 w/ Bo Ningen & Sam Dew (pics); playing NJ w/ Pixies & John Grant this weekend (win tix!)"

enter to win tickets to see Pixies & TV on the Radio in NJ, at the end of this post...

photo: Pixies in Northampton in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Memorial Day Weekend is this weekend and, as usual, there's no lack of things for music fans to do. Maybe you're taking the opportunity to get out of town and head to a festival. Metalheads surely know it's that time of year again for Maryland Deathfest (Neurosis, Napalm Death, Yob, Triptykon, Inter Arma, DRI, Mobb Deep, more). Those who want to dance could head to Detroit for Movement (Squarepusher, !!!, Disclosure DJ set, Method Man, Hudson Mohawke, Dog Blood, Danny Brown, DJ Snoop Dogg, more). Punks may want to hit Bled Fest (Modern Life Is War, Touche Amore, The Early November, Small Brown Bike, Pianos Become the Teeth, more) or Punk Rock Bowling (Refused, Rancid playing And Out Come the Wolves, Discharge, Sick Of It All, Murder City Devils, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Muffs, more). And indie rock fans can head to Boston Calling (Beck, Pixies, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, Sharon Van Etten, more).

A couple good New York options that are just a few hours away from NYC are electronic festival Mysteryland, which happens at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (where the original Woodstock took place) and has Diplo, Skream, Matthew Dear, Classixx, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Giraffage, iLoveMakonnen, Moon Boots and more; and there's the first free concerts of the summer at Montauk's The Surf Lodge. They have Mac DeMarco on Friday (5/22), Escort on Saturday (5/23), and Capital Cities on Sunday (5/24).

But if you'd rather stay in NYC for the weekend, there's plenty to do here as well. We've made a list of ten shows we think are worth seeing. Browse that list, along with a few honorable mentions at the end, below...

Continue reading "NYC Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Events (Pixies & TVOTR, Chastity Belt, Perfect Pussy, Priests, Parquet Courts, more)"


Raleigh, NC's annual Hopscotch Music Festival returns this year from September 10-12, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Godflesh, X, TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Battles, Roky Erickson, Old Man Gloom, Le1f, Eyehategod, Pusha T, Dwight Yoakam, Owen Pallett, Chelsea Wolfe, Sannhet, Mitski, Nots, Tombs, Jessica Pratt, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Sheer Mag, Cakes Da Killa, Jeny Hval, Prurient, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch 2015 lineup (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, X, TV on the Radio, Godflesh, Deerhunter, Battles, Pusha T & more)"

photo: ACL 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

The Austin City Limits festival returns to Zilker Park from October 2-4 and October 9-11, and though the lineup wasn't supposed to be announced until this Tuesday, Austin 360 points out that the festival's website leaked it early. The posting was quickly taken down, but not before 365 Things Austin could screenshot it. It was accurate and the ACL 2015 includes Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Brand New, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Sylvan Esso, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more.

Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (5/5) at 10 AM CDT.

Continue reading "ACL Fest: 2015 lineup"


Tickets for the just-added TV on the Radio and Bo Ningen show at Terminal 5 go on BrooklynVegan presale today (4/22) at noon. PASSWORD = TVOTRBV.

If you miss out on the pre-sale, you can get tickets in the general on-sale, which starts Friday (4/24) at noon. All TVOTR dates, including a Brooklyn show with Bo Ningen and a NJ show with Pixies/John Grant (tickets), are HERE.


photo: TVOTR at Sound Fix (RIP) (via Facebook)

As mentioned, TV on the Radio are touring this year, and that tour has been expanded to include a third NYC-area show.

In addition to their Brooklyn show on May 20 at Kings Theatre with Bo Ningen, and their BrooklynVegan-presented NJ show on May 23 at Stone Pony Summerstage with Pixies and John Grant, TVOTR and Bo Ningen will play a NYC show on May 21 at Terminal 5. Tickets for T5 go on sale Friday (4/24) at noon, and a BrooklynVegan presale starts Wednesday (4/22). Check back here Wed morning for the presale password. Tickets for Kings and Stone Pony (same link) are still available.


Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "TV on the Radio expand tour with Bo Ningen, add Terminal 5 show (BV presale included)"


Lollapalooza returns to Chicago's Grant Park from July 31 - August 2, and this year's lineup includes Paul McCartney, Metallica, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Brand New, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, The Tallest Man on Earth, Death From Above 1979, Django Django and more. Tickets are on sale now, and single day passes go on sale at 10 AM CT.

Full lineup below...

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Tickets for the TV on the Radio show at Kings Theatre with Bo NIngen go on AmEx and venue presale today (3/5) at 10 AM. Password: KINGSFAN.

Tickets are also still on BrooklynVegan presale for the BV-presented Pixies, TVOTR, John Grant show in NJ. Password: HEYBV.

Pixies and John Grant also have other dates together, including two in NYC (tickets).


Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Pixies, TV on the Radio and John Grant show at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summerstage (5/23) go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. PASSWORD: HEYBV.

There's also a Live Nation presale starting today at 10, and if you miss out on the presales, you can try again when the general on-sale starts Friday (3/6) at 10 AM.

Pixies and TVOTR also play Cooperstown together a day earlier. Pixies and John Grant play NYC twice on their tour together, and TVOTR play NYC with Bo Ningen on their tour.


Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Pixies, TV on the Radio and John Grant show at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summerstage (5/23) go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. PASSWORD: HEYBV.

There's also a Live Nation presale starting today at 10, and if you miss out on the presales, you can try again when the general on-sale starts Friday (3/6) at 10 AM.

Pixies and TVOTR also play Cooperstown together a day earlier. Pixies and John Grant play NYC twice on their tour together, and TVOTR play NYC with Bo Ningen on their tour.


Just yesterday we mentioned how TV on the Radio are touring this year but didn't have a NYC show scheduled. Well that changed quickly, as the band just revealed a show for May 20 at Kings Theatre with the wild Bo Ningen. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon with AmEx and venue presales starting Thursday (3/5) at 10 AM.

TVOTR also have a couple shows with the Pixies and John Grant that are near NYC, including the BrooklynVegan-presented show on May 23 at Stone Pony Summerstage. Tickets for that show are now on Pixies presale. PASSWORD: SNAKES.

The BrooklynVegan presale starts Wednesday, and we'll post that password then.

TVOTR, Courtney Barnett, Shamir, Stromae and Boogie were also just announced for NPR's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Meanwhile, Kyp Malone's solo project Rain Machine plays NYC tonight (3/3) at Cameo with Lewis Lazar and The Hydras, Aerial East, and Kelsey Lu. Tickets are on sale.

Updated TVOTR dates are listed below...

Continue reading "TVOTR expands tour, add NYC w/ Bo Ningen, NPR SXSW with Courtney Barnett; tix on presale for NJ show w/ Pixies"

photo: Pixies at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

photo: TVOTR at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Both Pixies and TV on the Radio are touring separately this year, and they're set to cross paths at Cooperstown's Brewery Ommegang on May 22 and Boston Calling on May 24. We're now excited to announce that right in between, BrooklynVegan is presenting the double bill of Pixies and TVOTR at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summerstage (5/23). Pixies' tourmate John Grant is also on the Cooperstown and Asbury Park shows. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM, with a Pixies presale starting Tuesday (3/3) at 10 AM, and BrooklynVegan and Live Nation presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM.

Pixies' tour with John Grant also includes two NYC shows: 5/27 at Beacon Theatre and 5/28 at Kings Theatre (tickets). No NYC show scheduled for TVOTR at the moment.

All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Pixies, TV on the Radio & John Grant playing shows together before Boston Calling, including Asbury Park (BV presents)"

photo: A$AP Ferg in Queens in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

Late last year, A$AP Ferg returned with the new mixtape Ferg Forever, a nice tide-over while we wait for the followup to his excellent Trap Lord. In the past week, he's dropped videos for two of that mixtape's tracks. The first was for "Doe-Active," directed by Spike Jordan and featuring a cameo from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and the second was for "Dope Walk," directed by Matt Starr and featuring appearances by Kanye West, Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Haim, Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Watch both below.

In related news, this Sunday (3/1) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy will play a free show presented by DXC/Dunkxchange. At the show, you can buy, sell and trade sneakers and apparel. There will also be performances by GRZLXMODE and GI Dara, and music by DJ Mpure and DJ Rob Cast. Unlike most BKNB shows this one is ticketed ($15 advance, $20 at the door) and the flyer is below.

Ferg also has shows coming up, mostly in Australia and New Zealand, but also a couple US festivals including Pitchfork. All dates are listed below.

A$AP Rocky's also on board for US festival BUKU Music + Art Project happening in New Orleans on March 13 & 14 with Passion Pit, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, DJ Windows 98, Die Antwoord, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Portugal. The Man, Hudson Mohawke, iLoveMakonnen, XXYYXX, Raury, Big Freedia and more. Full lineup here. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "A$AP Ferg made two star-studded videos; A$AP Mob mems playing NYC show on Sunday; Rocky playing Buku Fest"