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The dust has settled at Governors Ball where a whole bunch of artists performed over three days at Randall's Island. (Have you seen our pics?) Among those on the scene was media consultant Janessa Slater (a dead ringer for SNL's Vanessa Bayer) who interviews the likes of Interpol, Tanlines, Frank Turner, and others...as well as random Governors Ball attendees. It's vaguely Ali G and, though most bands seem in on the joke, she definitely gets in some good digs. Watch it over two parts below.

In related news, if you were at Governors Ball and lost anything (like maybe your keys or sunglasses), there's a Lost & Found posted to GovBall's Facebook that you can check.

Continue reading "watch Interpol, Tanlines, and other bands get interviewed, insulted by SNL's Vanessa Bayer at Governors Ball (video)"

FYF Fest

The annual two-day FYF Fest is returning to LA from August 23-24 this year, and the lineup was just announced. It includes The Strokes, Phoenix, the reunited Blood Brothers who haven't played sine 2007 (!), Slowdive, Slint, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Blood Orange, Darkside, Jamie xx, Haim, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Death Grips (we know FYF is a festival they actually play), Ty Segall, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Joyce Manor, Against Me!, Built to Spill, Murder City Devils, The Bronx, Angel Olsen, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Joanna Gruesome and many more.

Tickets go on sale May 22 at noon PDT. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2014 lineup announced (Strokes, Blood Brothers, Phoenix, Slint, Slowdive, Death Grips, Grimes & many more!)"

Flea

As mentioned, the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns as part of Smorgasburg on Saturday, May 10 from 11 AM - 6 PM. This one is also part of the Red Bull Music Academy, with DJ sets from Autre Ne Veut, Caroline Polachek (Chairlift, Ramona Lisa), Tanlines' Jesse Cohen, Optimo and Sandra Electronics to make your crate digging a little more pleasurable. BrooklynVegan is also a proud sponsor.

As in previous editions, the BFRF is a mix of used vendors and independent label booths from the likes of DFA, Captured Tracks, Partisan, Cascine, Warp, Frenchkiss, Famous Class, Minimal Wave (with their now famous MW cupcakes) and more. New vendors for this edition are:

Black Gold
Campers' Rule Records
Chris Carnahan Records
Dais Records
Jammyland
Polyvinyl Record Co.
Rough Trade
RVNG
Self-Titled
The Bunker New York
TPOS Productions
Vin Du Select Qualitite
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There will also be some exclusive items for sale, like an early chance to buy the Sylvan Esso album, otherwise "sold out" 7"s from Famous Class and more. A full list of Brooklyn Flea Record Fair exclusives and full vendor list below.

Continue reading "Brooklyn Flea Record Fair: full vendor list & special items"

A$AP Rocky in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
A$AP Rocky

Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party is returning this year from July 25-27, and the initial lineup has been announced. It includes A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, The War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Chromeo, Matt & Kim and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 lineup & tix (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen & more)"

by Bill Pearis

J&R's now-closed storefront (photo via @gr1fter)
J&R

More and more Manhattan fixtures seem to be disappearing. The future of Pearl Paint on Canal is shaky, and last week (4/9) J&R Music World shut its doors, though they say not for good:

J & R Music and Computer World, a mainstay music and electronics store in Lower Manhattan for 43 years, closed its doors on Wednesday to redesign its space on Park Row.

The move was foreshadowed in October, when the store scaled back its footprint between Ann and Beekman Streets. Once occupying eight buildings on those blocks totaling 300,000 square feet, the business was resized to five floors each at 1 Park Row and 15 Park Row. Rachelle Friedman, who with her husband, Joseph, opened J & R across from City Hall in 1971, acknowledged at the time that as part of the changes they were laying off some employees. - [NY Times]

While the brick and mortar storefront is closed, you can still order from J&R's website.

J&R's record store was always a good place to go for Record Store Day items and was always my go-to place for tech stuff, though when I went to buy a headphone adapter there last summer the staff looked at me like I was crazy.

In happier news, Wrecords By Monkey, which makes jewelry, accessories and home products out of old vinyl records is opening a storefront, The Crate, at 304 Boerum St. in Bushwick. In addition to wares, they'll sell $1 used records and new vinyl from local musicians. The store has its Grand Opening on Saturday (4/19) which is Record Store Day:

We will be having an opening party for our new storefront The Crate on Saturday, April 19th from 12 to 9pm in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The party will have live silkscreening on reclaimed vinyl and a display of our newest collection. FREE beer, as well as DJ sets from APSPDR+ and Silent Rider and an exclusive after party from 7 to 9pm featuring DJ Codes. Limited tickets for the after party are available for free and can be picked up at the store starting at noon that day.
Flyer for the opening party is below.

In other non-RSD record store news, The WFMU Record Fair returns from May 30 - June 1 at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. No word on special events and DJs yet. Stay tuned.

And before that we'll have the return of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on May 10 which this time is part of the Red Bull Music Academy, with DJ sets from Caroline Polachek, Autre Ne Veut, Tanlines and more.

Continue reading "J&R Music World closed for renovation; Wreckords by Monkey opening Bushwick store; WFMU Record Fair announce dates"

Phoenix @ Barclays Center, 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Phoenix

As you may know, the 2014 Governors Ball happens at Randall's Island from June 6-8. Individual day line-ups have been announced with Outkast, Phoenix and TV on the Radio headlining Friday (6/6), Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex headlining Saturday (6/7), and Vampire Weekend and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headining Sunday (6/8). You can check each day's full line-up (though set times are still TBA) below.

Additionally, individual day tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at noon, with a limited Citi cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (4/2) at 10 AM.

Daily Governors Ball 2014 lineups below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball announces daily lineups, individual day tickets on sale this week"

Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
GovBall

We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.

UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!

Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball 2014 lineup announced (Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TVOTR, Disclosure, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Grimes, many more)"

AVAN LAVA at Webster Hall in June (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
AVAN LAVA

We already knew Chicago house producer Moon Boots will be playing New Year's Eve at Glasslands (tickets), and since we last spoke, more danceable NYE options in NYC have been announced.

NYC dance party FIXED is ringing in the new year at Cameo Gallery with AVAN LAVA, Juan Maclean (DJ), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael, Alan + Andrew Blancato, Mondo Indie Dance Party and FIXED regular JDH. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

French disco house producer Para One, who we highlighted earlier this year, is returning to NYC for a NYE party at Slake that also includes Gesaffelstein, Brodinski and many more. Full lineup and more info here.

Electro rapper Spank Rock will celebrate NYE at El Privado (518 W. 27th St.) with Amanda Blank Roxy Cottontail, Good Peoples and DJ Baby Eagle. Tickets are on sale.

NYC DJ team The Rub are throwing their NYE party at their home of The Bell House with DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven, Nick Catchdubs and Prince Klassen. Tickets are on sale.

And lastly, Blkmarket and ReSolute are teaming up with Output for a lengthy NYE party there with a huge lineup that includes Mathew Dekay, Avatism, Jimmy Edgar and many more. Full lineup and tickets here.

UPDATE: Tanlines are also DJing Brooklyn Bowl. Doors and show at 12:30 AM. Tickets are on sale.

Also check out other, non-dancey NYE concert options in NYC.

GZA at MHOW in 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
GZA

In honor of the 12 universities and 60,000+ college students in Downtown Brooklyn, Northside/L Mag is teaming up with Dwntwn Brklyn to present a free with RSVP show at MetroTech Commons on Thursday (10/3) for those students (and also the general public). The show is being co-headlined by Wu-Tang member GZA and synth pop duo Tanlines, with opening sets from Kitty (Pryde) and Mas Ysa. The show goes from 5-9 PM, and if you've never been to MetroTech Commons, here's directions.

In related news, Kitty Pryde collaborator Hot Sugar released an EP, Made Man, this week which Kitty appears on, along with Antwon, Lakutis, Kool AD, Chippy Nonstop, Heems, Big Baby Gandhi, and more. You can download it (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it below. You can catch Hot Sugar live at Silent Barn on Saturday (10/5) with Logan Takahasi (of Teengirl Fantasy), Title TK, and Ogg Myst; and at 285 Kent on November 21 with Chrome Sparks and Infinity Shred (tickets).

Continue reading "GZA, Tanlines, Kitty Pryde & Mas Ysa playing a free Brooklyn show this week; Hot Sugar released an EP"

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tickets

Tickets to see Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Tickets for the newly-added Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman show at Town Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Disclosure shows at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Phosphorescent at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cass McCombs at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mexican Summer fifth anniversary with Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Bobb Trimble, Linda Perhacs, Lansing-Dreiden, Tamaryn, No Joy, and more are on sale now.

Candy Hearts are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on October 25 with The Swellers and On My Honour. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Aeroplane is playing Highline Ballroom on September 27. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tanlines (DJ) Big Black Delta, Small Black, Wardell, In The Valley Below and Bonzie are playing a CMJ show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

White Denim are playing Mercury Lounge on October 16. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) at noon.

Tickets to see Clutch, Into Another, and Lionize on New Year's Eve at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Punch Brothers New Year's Eve shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Red Fang, Cancer Bats, Indian Handcrafts and The Shrine at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Crystal Antlers and The Dirty Nil at Glasslands are on sale now.

The Figgs are playing Mercury Lounge on October 25. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) 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

DOWNLOAD: Lemonade - Skyballer (MP3)

lemonade

Brooklyn's electronic duo Lemonade released Diver last year and while there's no word of a follow-up just yet, the band did release a new single this week. "Skyballer" was co-produced by L-Vis 1990 is more focused (and catchy) than anything heard from the band to date. You can download it above or stream it below.

Lemonade are playing a free show with Javelin at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday (8/28) with DJ sets from Tanlines too. The event is part of Levis' "Commuter Bike Shop" tour. You do need to RSVP to attend.

The night after that (8/29) Lemonade will also DJ the free Captured Tracks kickoff party at South Street Seaport's Topsider bar.

Lemonade single stream below...

Continue reading "Lemonade released a new, free-download single (stream it), playing free NYC show with Javelin "

Tickets

Tickets to see Baroness and Royal Thunder at Irving Plaza go on Citi Cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see FLAG at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation, Live Nation Mobile App and Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see The Cult at Roseland Ballroom go on Citi Cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Amanda Palmer at the Save the Mermaid Parade Benefit at Bowery Ballroom are on sale now.

Tickets to see Inc., KELELA and Total Freedom at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see FIDLAR and The Orwells at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Dax Riggs at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Omar Rodriguez Lopez's band Bosnian Rainbows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The third-annual electronic music fest Full Moon hits Governor's Island on June 22 with Miami Horror, Tanlines, Wild Belle, Cyril Hahn and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets to see Superchunk on two nights at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Jenny 0. is playing Mercury Lounge on July 2. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Dirty Pearls are playing Mercury Lounge on June 18. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Hot Chip at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Hot Chip

Astralwerks Records was founded in NYC in 1993 as a primarily electronic arm of Caronline Records. When they hit it big in the late '90s with Chemical Brothers, Air and Fatboy Slim band, Astralwerks became one of the biggest indie labels in the country. They've since been picked up by Universal Music Group and have expanded into other genres but they do maintain a focus on the electronic. To celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, Astralwerks will release a limited edition box set, Astralwerks: Music in 20/20, on Record Store Day (4/20). The compilation features previously unreleased or rare tracks from Hot Chip, Air, Diamond Rings, Kraftwerk, Kings of Convenience, Doves and others plus previously released tracks by The Chemical Brothers, The Beta Band, Fatboy Slim, Cassius, Basement Jaxx, Royksopp, a Four Tet remix of Sia and more. Check out the full tracklist and trailer video for the compilation below.

Hot Chip are on the festival circuit this spring/summer -- including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and others -- and as mentioned, they're stopping in NYC for a show at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (4/9) before Coachella. Tuesday's show is with The Crystal Ark (DJ set) and Tanlines. Tickets for that are still available. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, TONIGHT (4/8) at Le Poisson Rouge, Hot Chip side project The 2 Bears (aka Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell), who are also playing and touring around Coachella, play a a show with Ladies Night. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

Tanlines, who open the Roseland show, are also playing Coachella and have other dates coming up including shows with Passion Pit and Vampire Weekend, but not Passion Pit's NJ show with Phoenix or Vampire Weekend's Roseland show.

All Tanlines, Hot Chip, and 2 Bears dates are listed, along with the Astralwerks album tracklist and trailer, below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip are here, featured on Astralwerks' RSD compilation w/ Air, Diamond Rings, Kraftwerk & more (updated dates)"

vampire weekend

The May 7 release date for Vampire Weekend's third album, Modern Vampires of the City, and today the band have released two songs from it to hear, the mildly blown-out "Diane Young," and the more mellow "Step." You can stream them both below. The two songs will be on either side of a 7" single to be released April 9 as well.

Vampire Weekend will also be hitting the road this spring -- some dates with Tanlines, some dates with Haim -- and while no hometown NYC show has been announced yet, all announced dates are listed below.

Continue reading "stream both sides of Vampire Weekend's new 7" ++ tour dates"

Tickets on sale

Tickets to The Who and Elvis Costello benefit concert at Madison Square Garden go on presale (password: THEWHO) today at 10 AM.

The Killers have rescheduled their canceled MSG show from December which will now happen May 14 and tickets are back on sale. Additionally, the band will play Barclays Center on May 18 and tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The B-52s are playing Capitol Theatre on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the intimate Wavves, FIDLAR, and Cheatahs shows at Glasslands and Shea Stadium go on sale today at 9 AM.

Tickets for the Boris shows at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Fleetwood Mac show at Jones Beach go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Garbage at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to see She & Him and Camera Obscura at Central Park Summerstage go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see James Blake at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Father John Misty and Adam Green & Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Jim James at Webster Hall go on sale at noon today.

Tanlines and Crystal Ark (DJ set) have been added as openers to the Hot Chip show at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets to see The Cave Singers at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see OMD at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pinback at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Marina & the Diamonds play Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on May 29. Tickets go on sale at noon today

Tickets for the Screeching Weasel and Down By Law show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Frank Turner at Bowery Ballroom go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to see Opeth at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to the just-added 11th Allman Brothers Band show at Beacon Theatre go on sale todayt 9 AM.

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

Tickets to see Bonobo and Shigeto at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets to see Besnard Lakes at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see the View at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

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Tanlines at Webster Hall - 11/29/12 (via Olivia Overall)
Tanlines

NYC synth pop band Tanlines (who made Kurt Braunohler's year-end list headlined their largest hometown show yet on November 29 at Webster Hall with Supreme Cuts (who made FACT's year-end list) and Jim E-Stack. They also just appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (12/6) to perform "All of Me" off of their 2012 LP, Mixed Emotions. You can check out a video of that performance below.

Continue reading "Tanlines played Webster Hall & 'Fallon' (video)"

by Klaus Kinski and Kurt Braunohler

Kurt

This installment of Klaus Kinski Bugging Funny People He Adores For Their Top 10 Favorite Things of 2012 brings us face to face with the great comedic tornado that is Kurt Braunohler. Kurt entered a cherished spot in my heart chambers many many years ago when I first saw him performing with Kristen Schall somewhere. Since then I've seen him do stand-up and sketch type stuff alone or with Kristen no less than 70 million times and he has never, ever, never ever not brought his A-Game to the stage (a favorite bit, btw). His resume is extensive. Kurt has been seen (or heard) on TV on Bob's Burgers (FOX), Chelsea Lately, Delocated (Adult Swim), John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show, The Heart She Holler (Adult Swim), Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central), Assy McGee (Adult Swim), Human Giant (MTV) and the anti-game show he hosts, BUNK! on IFC. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life.

As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a "Comic to Watch"), SXSW, Bonaroo, All Tomorrow's Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival ("Improv Ensemble of the Year" Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall, but only because his comedy partner (Schall) is pretty famous. And who can forget the awesome web series Penelope: Princess of Pets? Or the fact that he hosted Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal for 7 years? Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!

Kurt's list of favorite albums from this year, brought to life with my htmling and youtube embeddings, as well as a list of upcoming Kurt tour dates (no NYC), are yours to enjoy. BELOW.

Continue reading "Kurt Braunohler's Top 10 Albums of 2012 ++ upcoming dates"

Cymbals Eat Guitars at MHOW in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

As you may have noticed in today's What's Going On (11/18), there's a few Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits going on in NYC today.

There's one going down in both rooms at Public Assembly, which started at 1:30 PM and is continuing into the evening. If you head down there now, you can still catch sets by Wojick, Zula, The Veda Rays, Their Planes, Backwords, Pessanger Peru, Cool Serbia, Ski Lodge, and Slowdance. Admission is $10 at the door and all proceeds go to NY Cares. Those who bring three canned food items or one hygiene product will get one free Brooklyn Brewery Beer. The full schedule and more info is below.

Union Pool has one dubbed, "From Brooklyn with Love," starting at 5 PM with sets by Wild Yaks, Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson, Shenandoah and the Night, and The Monte Vista. Admission is a minimum of $20 and all proceeds goes to World Cares. "Big drink specials come to those who donate." The lineup is below.

There's also a Thanksgiving-themed benefit for Far Rockaway going down tonight at The Dalloway (525 Broome St) with DJ sets by Tanlines and Victor Vasquez (aka Kool AD of Das Racist). That party is hosted by Patricia Field, Erin O'Connor, Alana Zimmer, Jaquelyn Jablonski, Sara Blomqvist, Harry Brant, Scoot McNairy, Jeremy Kost, and Va$htie. It begins at 7 PM. Show flyer below.

Later this month, there will be a Sandy benefit at Pianos on November 29 with Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray for Earth, Zambri, Grooms, and DJ sets by Will Shortz between sets. Tickets ($12 minimum) are on sale now and proceeds will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook.

Other upcoming Sandy relief benefits include Holly Herndon, Ducktails, and Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA PS1, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and more at MSG, EDM for Sandy Relief at Gramercy, and more. The Bell House has a lot of benefits coming up too.

Show flyers, lineups and more, below...

Continue reading "upcoming Sandy relief benefits in NYC (Cymbals Eat Guitars, Slowdance, Ski Lodge, Field Mouse, Tanlines & more)"

Lou Reed at Tibet House benefit 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lou Reed

Lou Reed will be on tour in Europe this month doing photo exhibits and book readings/signings, and upon returning to the US he'll play a NJ show at Englewood's Bergen Performing Arts Center on December 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Right after that show, he'll head to Miami for UR1 Festival, which goes down in Bayfront Park on December 8 and 9. In addition to Lou Reed, performers include Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Dead Can Dance, Animal Collective, Peter Murphy, Flying Lotus, Slash, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, and many more listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

The UR1 Festival is timed to happen simultaneously with Art Basel, which happens from December 6 - 9 in Miami Beach with "more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries."

A list of all Lou Reed dates and the UR1 Festival lineup below.

Continue reading "Lou Reed playing NJ show before UR1 Festival (dates, lineup)"

Tanlines at House of Vans in June (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Tanlines

Tanlines and fellow tropical pop synthesist Blood Diamonds (who have shared a bill in the past) have scheduled a last minute performance happening in NYC on Friday (10/19) at Le Bain with Making Time resident DJs Dave P and Sammy Slice. The show is presented by Urban Outfitters and takes place during CMJ (though it isn't an official CMJ show) and is free with RSVP. The show flier is below.

Tanlines will also headline their largest hometown show yet at Webster Hall on November 29. No openers have been announced yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/19) at noon. All Tanlines dates (including a stop at FFF Fest in Austin) are listed below.

Speaking of Dave P and Le Bain, Dave is also one of the party promoter/DJ duo FIXED with JDH. They're celebrating their eighth anniversary at Le Bain on October 26. That show is totally free to the public and the flier is below.

Videos/streams from Tanlines and Blood Diamonds, both show fliers, and a list of all dates below.

Continue reading "Tanlines playing shows (one w/ Blood Diamonds); FIXED celebrating 8th anniversary"

Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer

You may remember that back in late 2009, the leak of Yeasayer's Odd Blood album surfaced about two months before its release, and now Yeasayer have "received message" that their new record, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), is on the verge of surfacing as well. Because of this, the band have decided to stream the album themselves... if you want to call it that. They've hidden "track visualizers" (created by Yoshi Sodeoka) for each song on the album around the internet, and it's your job to find them in scavenger hunt fashion. They're calling the scavenger hunt "PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER" or PSCYVOTV for short. Clues on how to find the songs will be revealed at the Yeasayer twitter and the Secretly Canadian twitter. Seems like a lot of work to have cranked out quickly because you heard the album was going to leak.

You've already heard/seen "Henrietta" and "Longevity" (both of which are below), and as of this post "Blue Paper," "No Bones," "Reagan's Skeleton," and "Damaged Goods" have been found, and are also below. The songs will be online until Friday (8/3) at 8 PM EST, when they will be removed. Secretly Canadian is also running a contest for 4 winners who can find all 11 songs to win a deluxe bundle of Fragrant World and 4 more winners for the regular edition.

As mentioned, Yeasayer are currently on tour and will hit MHOW on August 15 (tickets on sale Friday [8/3] at noon) with Daedelus and the much larger Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with Daedelus and Tanlines (not Daughn Gibson, like we initially said). Tickets for that show are still available.

Videos and Yeasayer's complete letter below...

Continue reading "Yeasayer launch scavenger hunt for new album stream; Daedelus & Tanlines opening Central Park show"

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)"

King Khan  at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
King Khan & the Shrines

The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:

July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, Tournament
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
The parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).

One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."

The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.

Continue reading "House of Vans full 2012 schedule announced: King Khan, Cursive, Washed Out, Titus Andronicus, Turbonegro, and more"

by Fred Pessaro //BBG

The Rapture/the scene House of Vans 6/20/2012
The Rapture
The Rapture

Let the games begin. House of Vans is officially open to the public after last night's scorching show featuring The Rapture, Tanlines and DJ Dave P. The line, which headed all the way to N12th along Kent, started moving at 8PM and though some left out of frustration, it seemed easier to enter as the night progressed.

House of Vans hasn't changed much (read: at all) since last year's shows. Sectioned off drinking areas from the show (police-style barricades). Plenty of free liquids of the alcoholic/non-alcoholic type to refresh the crowd. Music fans intermingling with those out for the free booze. Aside from the zillion degree temperature, last night's show was what you've come to expect from the House of Vans space.

Following a few tracks from Dave P (who entertained the crowd intermittently all night), Tanlines opened the big stage, playing their dancey-indie to a hot and sweaty room. While the band may have solid melodies laid to tape, they are far from a live force. I've seen my share of bands play to backing tracks and with an electronic presence, but the key thing missing was the understanding of the differences between performance and a live show. Limited crowd interaction and not the most interesting band to watch by any stretch of the imagination.

It has been many years since I last caught The Rapture (opening for Daft Punk out on Coney Island) and I remembered them to have a bit more Contortions mixed in with their Chic (live anyway). This was not the case but no matter, The Rapture ripped a solid and energetic set for the packed crowd. The sound in House of Vans is far from forgiving but it the crowd went wild to their steady danceable funk groove despite the extreme humidity and only a single helicopter-sized fan to cool them off. Booties did shake.

The next House of Vans event goes down on July 12th and will feature H2O, 7 Seconds with more TBA. RSVP info is forthcoming. Lots more pictures from House of Vans, including The Rapture's set list, are below.

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