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Tickets for the Minus The Bear shows at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM. It looks like the announced show at Saint Vitus is now not happening.

In case you missed out the BrooklynVegan presale, tickets to the Foxygen show at Webster Hall go at 10 AM. Tickets for their Music Hall of Williamsburg show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Primus show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11 AM.

Telepathe and Lincoln Jesser are playing Glasslands on October 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for this year's Fashion Rocks show at Barclays Center with Duran Duran, KISS and more go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Animal Collective DJ sets at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the newly added second DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Irving Plaza show go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for the first night are still available.

Tickets for the Turnover, Light Years and Malfunction show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the acoustic Red Scare Anniversary Pre-Party at Knitting Factory featuring music from The Menzingers, Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly and Elway go on sale today at 10 AM.

Capital Cities are playing Brooklyn Bowl on Halloween. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Drowners, who play Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight, are playing Rough Trade on October 28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Dads, Nai Harvest and Tiny Moving Parts show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

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.

MGMT at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
MGMT

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

MGMT, Dinosaur Jr., Kuroma @ Barclays Center
MGMT have gone from indie pop stars to weird psych explorers to even weirder psych explorers, and while their more recent material has tons of value (Congratulations is my personal favorite of their records, for what it's worth), it's definitely the strength of those earlier singles that has allowed them to play a venue as big as Barclays Center. So you can probably count on tons of fans wondering what the hell is going on in between "Time to Pretend" and "Kids." Also, the legendary Dinosaur Jr. opens this show, so if you're going, be sure to show up on time for them.

Factory Floor, Cities Aviv, Yvette @ 285 Kent Avenue
After four years of teasing us with singles and EPs, UK trio Factory Floor finally released their self-titled debut album this year. Like their other work, it's rooted in Detroit techno and acid, but with a stark, post-punk outlook. Live, don't expect an exact representation of the album -- the band rip up their songs live, with live drums and electronics played on the fly. Tonight's show is pretty solid with Cities Aviv and Yvette on the bill too. Sold out, but a few tickets will be available at the door if you get there early.

Run The Jewels, White Mandingos, Phony PPL @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the most flat-out fun and totally raw rap albums of the year was Run The Jewels, the collaborative project of El-P and Killer Mike, both fresh off two killer 2012 solo albums (Killer Mike's was produced by El-P). Their live shows are just as fun, and they comprise material off all three of those albums and more. They just played Webster Hall, so in the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg, this should be a blast.

Mutoid Man, Manalive, Summoner @ Saint Vitus Bar
The the epic Cave In and the insane Converge are both incredible bands, and Mutoid Man puts the singer of the former with the drummer of the latter. Together, they manage to keep some of the epicness, some of the insanity, and they give it a huge dose of party rock for great results. They rip.

!!!, Holy Fuck @ Webster Hall
Now based all over the globe, dancepunk group !!! made their best record in ages with this year's Thr!!!er. They're always fun live, and Canadians Holy Fuck should get the party started right.

Diarrhea Planet, Porches, Designer, No Regret's Coyote @ Barnard College
For Barnard College's WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), they've brought in a few rockin' bands, including garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet (whose live show is one to remember), and "bummer pop" Exploding In Sound signees Porches.

Salt Cathedral, Truest, Sasha Carlson, Bleeding Rainbow, Brendan Rivera @ Pianos
Philadelphia band Bleeding Rainbow's Yeah Right was one of the year's most underrated records, a roaring album that mixed punk and shoegaze and big choruses. Also on the bill tonight: Sasha Carlson of UK band Splashh.

NGUZUNGUZU, L-Vis 1990, secret guest @ Glasslands
Nguzunguzu have lent their production to Kelela, Le1f, and others, and they make some pretty cool stuff on their own too. Catch them tonight with Night Slugs label boss L-Vis 1990 and a "secret guest."

Small Black, Twintapes, Brothertiger, Lip Talk @ Brooklyn Night 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 musical entertainment is headlined by synthpop band Small Black.

Telepathe, Living Days, Village Psychic, Roxy Cottontail (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Speaking of synthpop, Brooklyn duo Telepathe released "Slow Learner" on Dave Sitek's Federal Prism label earlier this year. Check them out tonight on this diverse bill.

Pizza Underground @ Baby's All Right
When it comes to pizza-themed rock bands, prefer Personal & the Pizzas, but there's no denying the gawker appeal of this Velvet Underground tribute act who change all the lyrics to be about pizza, featuring Home Alone's Macauley Culkin. This show is early (7PM), free and there will be free pizza. Free pizza!

YLT @ Maxwell's in June (more by PSquared Photography)
YLT

Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House
One of the many sad things about Maxwell's closing this year was that Yo La Tengo's annual Hannukah shows would no longer be happening. It's not quite the same but their four sold-out holiday shows at The Bell House will hopefully have some of the same spirit and surprises. This is night one.

Alarms and Controls, Life Size Maps, Poor Lily @ Cake Shop
The Dischord-signed Alarms and Controls includes members of '90s-era Dischord bands Circus Lupus, The Crownhate Ruin, and others, and if you like those bands, the overall '90s Dischord sound, or The Dismemberment Plan, you'll likely dig Alarms and Controls too.

Pompeya, Loveskills, Leverage Models @ Cameo Gallery
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, Blue Nile, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.

The Dikes of Holland, Stolen Girls, Black Lagoon @ Death By Audio
Tonight's show is headlined by Austin garage punks The Dikes of Holland and you can check out their most recent album, Braindead USA, below.

Peace Arrow, Celestial Shore, Brad Pit, Heaven's Gate, Tonstartsbandht, Softspot, Dada Trash Collage, Baked, Jerry Paper, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
There are a lot of quality local bands on this bill, including aggressively dreamy Heaven's Gate and the somewhat mathy Celestial Shore. It's also a birthday party, so be ready to sing at some point.

A John Waters Christmas @ Stage 48
The director and kitsch connoisseur will be sharing "some of his favorite holiday traditions, from his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts to his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus and an unhealthy love of real-life holiday horror stories."

Spires @ The Standard, East Village
Spires will be debuting their new line-up tonight at this early show at East Village branch of The Standard hotel chain. The show is free but you need to RSVP by emailing aohayon@standardhotel.com.

Alt-J @ The Studio at Webster Hall
You had to enter SiriusXM's contest to get into this show, but if you did that you'll get a chance to see this now-pretty-famous band in the intimate Studio at Webster Hall.

The Range, Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, Diamond Terrifier @ Trans-Pecos
IDM producer The Range has picked up some speed this year with his acclaimed Nonfiction LP, and tonight he'll be at Todd P's new Trans Pecos venue (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space). Saxman/electronic musician Sam Hillmer's (of Zs) Diamond Terrifier project is worth catching too.

Juelz Santana @ BB King's
Diplomats member Juelz Santana has a pretty notable solo career too, and apparently he's working on his first solo album since 2005. Maybe we'll hear some new songs tonight?

Videology's 10th Anniversary Party
Williamsburg's videostore-turned-bar/screening-room/videstore turns 10 years old today. There's a host of special programming in store, plus BV's Bill Pearis will be DJing starting at 11 PM. There's also half-price drinks all night, but you must RSVP to attend.

Chumped, Broadcaster, American Hellfire Club, Remnants @ Lulu's
The self-titled debut EP from Brooklyn's poppy punks Chumped is one of the best EPs of its kind to come out this year, and they were pretty fun at the BV/EIS party last night. This is their last show of 2013, so if you haven't caught them yet and can't wait til next year, don't miss your chance.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Neko Case

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neko Case, AC Newman @ Radio City Music Hall
Neko Case has another lovely album under her belt -- The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You -- and will play one of NYC's most regal venues. Her New Pornographers bandmate, AC Newman, opens the show.

Matias Aguayo, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Matias Aguayo has been making quality music for years, both as a solo artist and also as one half of German duo Closer Muzik, but his career got a bit of a boost (at least in North America) when he collaborated with Battles to sing lead on their song "Ice Cream." Tonight he returns to NYC for a FIXED party.

'We Have An Anchor' @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the first of three performances and tickets are still available.

Vista Chino, Black Pussy, Kings Destroy @ Bowery Ballroom
For a while, John Garcia and Brant Bjork of stoner metal legends Kyuss were operating as Kyuss Lives, but they've since changed the band's name to Vista Chino, and also just released a new album, Peace?.

Porches, Laser Background, Isadora, What Moon Things @ Cake Shop
Local "bummer-pop" band Porches have been having a pretty good year with the recognition they've been getting for their new album, and tonight they've got another of their many hometown shows, happening at Cake Shop.

Allah-Las, Reverbation (DJ set) @ Mercury Lounge
Los Angeles' Allah-Las do a great job of making '60s West Coast pysch pop their own, as heard on last year's debut album. They play two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight, both of them sold-out.

Saves The Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Long-running NJ pop punks Saves the Day, who released their first album on Equal Vision since 1999's Through Being Cool this year (stream it), are in NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening is Pitchfork-approved emo singer/songwriter Into It. Over It. and Hostage Calm (who also play CMJ).

SECRET HEADLINER, Iron Chic, Banquets, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
Jaded Punk, who wishes Saves the Day wold be good again, is hosting a show at Saint Vitus, not very far from MHOW, with a secret headliner and a lineup of pop punk openers, including Banquets (who opened Saves the Day's NJ holiday show in 2011). Hmmm...

UPDATE: You can now RSVP to the Jaded Punk show starting at 1 PM, and you will not be admitted without RSVP.

Okkervil River, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Pickwick @ Terminal 5
Indie folk band Okkervil River have been at it for over a decade now, and even if their most memorable records are behind them, their newer stuff, including this year's The Silver Gymnasium, is still pretty good.

Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass, Wyatt Cenac @ The Bell House
It's once again time for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and tonight's kickoff event is titled "The Urbane Comedy Hour: Non-Stop Courtesy and Culture Through the Prism of Comedy." Sounds deep. Sold out.

Telepathe, Eraas, Advaeta, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ The Bowery Electric
Spacey duo Telepathe headline this show, but fans of gothy postpunk might want to go just to check out Eraas and Advaeta.

Lee Foss, Mosco, T.Williams, French Fries @ Output
At this point, UK house producer Lee Foss might be more famous for his "supergroup" Hot Natured, but his own music still sets off dance floors too, and he'll do that at tonight's weekly INPUT party at Output.

Carcass, Immolation @ The Gramercy Theatre
British death metal legends Carcass released Surgical Steel, their first album since reuniting, this year (and first since 1996), and it's no nostalgia act; this is one of the contenders for metal AOTY. So naturally there's a ton of excitement behind this week's NYC shows, both of which are sold out. Tonight's their second of the two shows.

Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash continues his three-night run at City Winery tonight.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch @ Santos Party House
Like they did last month, Santos is hosting The Originals party with DJ sets from these hip hop vets.

Elliot Sharp, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Oula Chighaly, Eli Keszler @ Issue Project Room
The Issue Project Room's 10th anniversary celebration continues tonight, headlined by avant-guitarist improvisationalist, Elliot Sharp.

Rewards, Bad Girlfriend, Cheerleader, Mt. Royal @ Pianos
Bad Girlfriend are better than your average girl-group-inspired garagey combo. You can check out a few recordings from last year below. Their debut album, due early next year, is being produced Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, who also play tonight. It's all in the family.

Communication Corporation, Mannequin Pussy, Vacation Jason, Shivering Brigade @ Death By Audio
Tonight is another of The Chris Gethard Show's "Weirdest Bands We Know" shows. Question is are they the weirdest band you know?

Gate, Tom Carter, Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett @ Union Pool
Four experimental musicians -- Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C), Tom Carter (of Charlambides), and the duo of Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards) -- team up for a show at Union Pool tonight.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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Grizzly Bear are on the cover of the new issue of NY Magazine, which makes two weeks in a row that Brooklyn was prominently featured.

Despite making it into Billboard's Top 10 with their new album, Shields, the band still aren't making a lot of money.

Check out pictures from the show they just played in Chicago with Lower Dens.

And speaking of Brooklyn, get ready for Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

"The Artwork of Robert Pollard & Tobin Sprout" is opening in Brooklyn soon. Meanwhile check out our recent Guided by Voices pictures from both Austin and the Deluna Fest in Florida.

Crystal Castles and HEALTH play Roseland on Wednesday (10/3). We're giving away tickets here and on our Facebook too.

Also on Wednesday, M83 plays Hammerstein Ballroom and we're giving away tickets to that on Facebook too. Tickets are also still on sale.

Another Facebook contest: win tickets to see Raveonettes and Melody's Echo Chamber at Webster Hall on Friday (10/5).

The Compact Disc turns 30 years old today. The first CD pressed in America was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA (though Billy Joe's 52nd Street came out in Japan before that). What was the first CD you bought?

Speaking of Bruce Springsteen, Kenny's Castaways, where he used to play is hosting their final show tonight.

Producer and TV On the Radio member Dave Sitek has launched Federal Prism, "a new record label where Sitek will personally record, mix, produce, and release a series of limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs with a uniquely curator-driven perspective. The vinyl will be limited to 500 numbered copies each with a jacket personally hand silkscreened by Sitek."

Federal Prism's first release is "Destroyer" by Telepathe. "The b-side of the vinyl will feature a remix by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor with Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross. Sitek adds, "I told Trent I was starting my own label and would love to have him remix something on the first release. I sent him the session and before he actually said 'YES', he sent back this mighty dark space that he, Alessandro and Atticus had built for me! I was shocked and am certain I will have to keep ripping them off for years!"" It's on sale now.

Speaking of Trent Reznor, he says his his band How To Destroy Angels, have "formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it's called An Omen EP."

Scary: Ryan Adams revealed via Twitter: "Recording a track with my new pal @deadmau5 today. Sounds like BladeRunner starring Don Henley."

More scary: As if it wasn't bad enough that Bruno Mars has been announced as the host of the 10/20 episode of SNL, they're letting him be the musical performer for that episode too!

But here's some good news: Now That's What I Call Music 83 will reportedly be the last in the series.

more stuff below...

Continue reading "ALSO: Grizzly Bear on cover of New York; CDs turned 30; Dave Sitek's new label, Trent Reznor, Ryan Adams, Deadmau5, more"

Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day

Beach Day are staying busy on the road this year, having already visited NYC a couple times, and are preparing for another East Coast tour, that will bring them here for two shows next month: September 14 at Pianos and September 16 at Cameo. Tickets to the Cameo show are on sale now.

The Cameo show is with Blonds, who, as mentioned, will play the Rock Shop even sooner on August 28. That show, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is the "Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff" with Telepathe, So-So Glos and Teen Commandments all of whom will play the Brooklyn, Sweden Festival in Stockholm and Malmö over Labor Day Weekend (8/31 - 9/1). Blonde Redhead, The Hold Steady, Cults, Crystal Stilts, Phosphorescent, Au Revoir Simone, Dum Dum Girls, DIIV, Twin Sister, Widowspeak, Maluca, Prince Rama, Caveman, and DJs Finger on the Pulse will also be there, so if you're wondering why Williamsburg seems empty that weekend, that's why.

Tickets to the send-off party at The Rock Shop are on sale now: it's $15 bucks but includes free Brooklyn Brewery beer from 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

A flyer for the Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff party, plus Beach Day and Blonds tour dates, are below.

Continue reading "Beach Day touring, playing 2 NYC shows; 1 w/ Blonds, who also play Brooklyn, Sweden (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Telepathe at Glasslands - 7/18/12
Telepathe

Telepathe, Feathers, Eraas, and Faith (DJ) teamed up for a show at Glasslands last Wednesday (7/18). Pictures from that show are in this post.

It was one of multiple NYC shows for Telepathe this summer, including their DJ set at the Blondes show at Santos last Friday (7/20), and a show at Cameo on Augsut 2 with Laurel Halo and Xeno and Oaklander (tickets). Todd P also recently revealed that they will be the special guest at this Wednesday's (7/25) Summerscreen in McCarren Park with Vaz, Prince Rama and a screening of Dirty Dancing.

They're also playing The Rock Shop on August 28 with Blonds (not Blondes who they DJed with last Friday, but this Blonds), a secret co-headliner TBA and 2 hours of free Brooklyn Brewery beer. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

More pics from the Glasslands show and a list of updated Telepathe dates are below...

Continue reading "Telepathe played Glasslands w/ Feathers (pics), playing more shows (including Summerscreen and 1 w/ a secret co-headliner)"

Laurel Halo at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laurel Halo

Producer turned art pop wizard Laurel Halo and post-hardcore noisemaker turned producer Ital are teaming up for a tour together later this year. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet but a few dates have been revealed, including a NYC show at 285 Kent on September 21. That show, the DC date, and possibly others are also with M. Geddes Gengras and Magic Touch.

For Laurel Halo, the 285 Kent date is one of many upcoming shows in her hometown of Brooklyn, where she continues to play constantly. Laurel just played a show as part of The Maze last Friday (7/13), and she'll play the previously discussed show at Public Assembly on Saturday (7/21) with Pete Swanson, Noveller and Burning Star Core. Tickets for that show are still available. She's also got upcoming local shows in August, including one at Cameo Gallery on August 2 with Xeno and Oaklander and Telepathe. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Still more: she'll play the Diamond Terrifier (aka Sam Hillmer of Zs) record release show for Kill the Self That Wants To Kill Yourself (due out 8/14 via Northern Spy and produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) at Littlefield on August 8 with Slava (who also plays countless local shows) and Bubbles. Tickets for that show are available. That show happens after Diamond Terrifier wraps up his monthly residency at Zebulon which happens every Tuesday (like tonight [7/17]). Like Laurel did, Diamond Terrifier also plays a Maze show. His is on July 28 with Amen Dunes, Kel Valhaal: Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Psychic Reality, Dome Theater, and Das Racist DJs.

Speaking of Telepathe, they play Glasslands on Wednesday (7/18) with Feathers, ERAAS, and Faith. Tickets for that show are available. Faith recently remixed a Feathers song, which you can listen to below. Telepathe also DJ Santos on Friday (7/20 for a Last.fm event with Blondes, TEZEO and Andy Petr. Tickets for that show are available.

A list of all dates, a Pitchfork.tv video of Laurel Halo, and an Ital music video are below.

Continue reading "Laurel Halo touring w/ Ital, playing other NYC shows as usual; Telepathe have upcoming NYC shows too (dates)"

photos by Natasha Ryan

Julian Casablancas

Everything in Casablancas's long, hard year as a soloist has carried a steep learning curve, from touring by himself to getting the album into stores. For example, RCA is co-releasing his solo album, yet, he says, "they're not the label I signed with. The people change all the time. They're nice, they're cool, but honestly they don't do shit." So he did most of the work through Cult Records, the label he started for Phrazes and financed himself, and it didn't turn out much better. "You have all these dreams. I still like the plan, but it was executed terribly."

And then there's the Strokes. Theoretically, they are putting out a fourth album. "It's coming!" he says. [NY Mag]

Julian Casablancas, Telepathe & Tanlines played their second show together in a row at Terminal 5 on Friday night (1/15). Pictures from the first night, HERE. Pictures from Friday continue below...

Continue reading "Julian Casablancas, Tanlines & Telepathe @ Terminal 5 in NYC (night 2) - pics "

photos by Chris La Putt

Julian Casablancas

"Ok, so in talking about the show with some old Strokes fan friends, people have express surprise at the fact that I enjoyed the show so much because...well, it's just not the same without all the other Strokes. To that point I say this: No, it's not The Strokes, but in my opinion, Julian is pretty much one of the best things about the band in the first place, so going to see a Julian Casablancas show is kinda like a Strokes show, but without all the other distractions.

That said, Julian's music is much different than the regular Strokes fare. I like to think his solo work is more pop-based, and a little bit more carefree than Strokes songs. I also think his lyrics are more playful, the song structure more complicated and interesting, and the imagery more vivid. Perhaps that's more of a reflection of his maturation as a songwriter than anything else, but any way you slice it, the solo stuff is great and you should be so lucky to see him perform it live.

The show last night wasn't as elaborate as the ones he did in his LA residency (you know, the one that he felt were a fiasco) which included set pieces, costume changes, and an intermission, but it was polished, smooth, and successful. He truly seemed like he was having fun, and the crowd was enjoying it.

He seemed relaxed and at ease with himself and the songs -- a very different energy than the one I remember when he plays with The Strokes. At Strokes shows, so much of the show is propelled by each of the band member's energy bouncing off and pushing one another forward. At a Julian Casablancas show it seems much more like Julian is puttering along, guiding his backup band, and the pace of the show with the slow and steady push of his own internal performance propeller." [The Modern Age]

As I was saying (and the videos previously proved), Julian Casablancas headlined his first of two nights in a row at Terminal 5 last night (1/14). He, and his two openers (Brooklyn's Tanlines & Telepathe), do it again tonight (1/15). More pictures and the setlist from last night, below...

Continue reading "Julian Casablancas, Telepathe & Tanlines @ Terminal 5 in NYC (night 1) - pics & setlist"

DOWNLOAD: Burns - First Move (Fred Falke Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake (Disko Dali Remix) (MP3)

Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom - Sept 10 (more by Fresh Bread)
Kings of Convenience

While my favorite show from last week was definitely Kings of Convenience at Bowery Ballroom, Tonight We Ride at Santos (which I headed to immediately afterward) was quite good too. I caught most of Human Life's set which was very upbeat and energetic, but the vocals reminded me of radio "club hits" a bit too much. After set-up and a brief transitional dj set in between, the Glass went on around 12:30. The duo of DJ Wool and Dominique Keegan opened their set with one of their new songs "Wanna Be Dancin' " which was a little on the quiet side. Things picked up by the next track which was "Come Alive" and only got better with each song. Superhero (which is the Glass' next single, due out next month) was amazing and really stood out. The Glass followed with some earlier tracks, "Won't Bother Me" and "Mad At You", rounding out a great set of both new and classic material.

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Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 1) (Datarock, Esser, Burns, the Glass, the Sounds, Disko Dali & more) "

photos by Tim Griffin and Chris La Putt

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"It was announced during Vampire Weekend's rain-soaked but well-attended 6 p.m. set on the main "Blue Comet" stage that due to the weather, single-day Friday tickets would be accepted for festival entry on Saturday and Sunday. This elicited quite a few cheers, presumably from those who had not already purchased weekend tickets. While the early afternoon had been hot and sunny, allowing for clear views of nearby Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the storm clouds rolled in rapidly just as Fleet Foxes took the stage at 3:30 p.m. The wind, rain and thunder actually worked as fitting accompaniments to the band's dramatic harmonies, a fact not lost on the Foxes themselves. "We kind of look like a guild of wizards here to deliver an ominous warning," said drummer J. Tillman, one of several bearded members of the band. ""I'm going to leave the stage on a horse." [Billboard]
Before we head out to APW Day Two (schedule here), here are some pictures from Friday (7/31)....

Continue reading "All Points West 2009 - Day One in Pictures"

Fucked Up @ Culture Shock '08 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fucked Up

SUNY Purchase's annual Culture Shock Festival is taking place this year on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.

Both headliners for the ninth annual fest will be hip-hop acts. Rapper/actor Drake will end Friday night's show, while Saturday's top act will be the Cool Kids (who are also playing All Points West).

You may remember 2008's Culture Shock as the festival where the mild mannered Canadians in Fucked Up "almost got arrested and their set got cut short" (as one commenter succinctly put it). Hopefully NYHC staples Murphy's Law will help make this year just as memorable (they are playing on Friday).

Culture Shock may or may not be open to the public/non-students -- a fact that sparked much debate last year.

The Tallest Man On Earth, currently on tour from Sweden (and in NYC as we speak), plays the fest on Saturday. Full 2009 line-up below...

Continue reading "SUNY's Culture Shock this weekend - here's the 2009 lineup "

Bishop Allen @ Other Music - March 10, 2009 (Modern Mystery Blog)
Bishop Allen

Record Store Day (April 18, 2009) at Other Music...

Continue reading "Other Music's 2009 Record Store Day schedule "

DOWNLOAD: Telepathe - So Fine (Lauren Flax remix) (MP3)

photos by Tim Griffin

Crocs

Crocodiles came through town and played Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (4/2) with Tyvek and Asobi Seksu, and a show two days later at Pianos with Tweak Bird.

Stealing liberally from the Jesus an Mary Chain and Spacemen 3,not to mention various other psych rock bands, San Diego duo Crocodiles aren't doing anything new, but they do it very well. Dressed in skinny denim and sunglasses and bathed in red light, Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez look like a lost 1986 Creation Records press photo. It's all two-chords, feedback, reverb, and excruciating volume set against a dimestore drum machine beat. And it all works pretty brilliantly because, like fellow West Coast-ers The Soft Pack, they have one element that can't be ripped-off from someone else: attitude. All that's missing is strobe lights and smoke machines. Though it would probably work just as well with a full band. [Bill Pearis]
Almost immediately afterwards, the Crocodiles jumped on to the already-in-motion Faint/Ladytron tour that Telepathe was supposed to be opening. Why Telepathe dropped off is unclear. What is clear is that Crocodiles won't be gone for long. The Faint and Ladytron (and Crocodiles) hit Webster Hall on Friday, April 10th and Saturday the 11th. Tickets for both the Friday and Saturday shows are still on sale.

That tour runs through May 5th. Crocodiles' debut album, Summer of Hate, will come out on April 28th via Fat Possum Records. Tracklist below.

Then later in May, Crocodiles will return to NYC AGAIN - that time to play two shows with Holy Fuck and A Place to Bury Strangers. Tickets for both Friday, May 22nd at MHOW and Saturday, May 23rd at the Bowery Ballroom are on sale.

Telepathe's next show is scheduled for April 15th at The Annex in NYC. The gig will be a record release show a for the band's debut, Dance Mother, coming out April 14th on IAMSOUND. The record is "produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio and comes with cd-only remixes from Chairlift, The Big Pink and Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails producer)." Dance Mother single "So Fine" is remixed above - the video for Telepathe's version is below.

Telepathe also has European/Japan dates scheduled, a June North American tour, and an appearance at All Point West scheduled. All tour dates, videos, and more Crocodile pictures below...

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All Points West

Following last year's inaugural event, festival producers began work immediately on resolving concerns expressed by fans in attendance. They have worked closely with their partners at NJ Transit to improve light-rail service and capacity. As an added value for 2009, festival goers who choose to travel to the site utilizing the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line can ride for free throughout the weekend with their ALL POINTS WEST festival ticket. Additionally, based on the popularity of the ferry as a mode of transportation from lower Manhattan to Liberty State Park, the frequency and size of the ferryboats will increase at a reduced price for festival attendees.... The producers have also worked with their partners at Liberty State Park to improve the fan experience in the beer gardens. This year's areas will be larger, have shorter lines, and feature shade tents, views of the stages and food concessions...
The second annual ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Like last year, bands will play on three stages, except "the Queen of the Valley stage has been changed to a Coachella-like tent creating an environment that will showcase comedy, DJs, electronic acts and bands."

More details on the items above will be posted at the apwfestival.com. The entire lineup (it's good!) and ticket info, below...

Continue reading "All Point West - 2009 festival dates & lineup (Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beastie Boys, Coldplay)"

1349 @ Nokia Theatre in 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
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today in NYC
* DANCE
* 1349 @ BB King's
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Red Fang & Early Man @ Maxwell's
* Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Santos Party House
* Pwrfl Power, The Silent League & others @ Glasslands
* Leo Allen, Reggie Watts & other comedians @ Lolita Bar (8pm, free)
* Janeane Garofalo, Eugene Mirman & other comedians @ UCB (11pm, free)
* Dan Auerbach, Hacienda & Those Darlins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cloud Room, Maps & Atlases, Pattern is Movement & So Many Dynamos @ Mercury Lounge

It snowed a lot!

Fresh off their appearance at the Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta this past weekend, Norway's 1349 bring their metal (and makeup) to BB King's tonight.

Look for My Morning Jacket's drummer in Dan Auerbach's band.

Congrats to the winners to today's U2 Letterman tapings. U2 is playing Fordham Friday.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon premieres tonight with Van Morrison who just played two shows at the Theater at MSG over the weekend. Fallon's house band the Roots have a bunch of shows coming up at Highline Ballroom.

Lambchop played a secret show for the CIMS / AIMS convention in Nashville, TN on February 27th. Video below...

Antony Hegarty talked about his involvement in Lou Reed's "Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse", in the video below...

Diplo talks about Telepathe, in the video below...

Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (snow!)"

Teengirl Fantasy (photo by josh sisk)
Teengirl Fantasy

You don't hear too much from Celebration lately. Well, not totally true. The Baltimore band, known for being tight with Brooklyn's TV on the Radio, are credited as collborators on the new Holly Miranda album that was co-produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. And this Saturday night, February 21st, Celebration plays a Brooklyn show at Glasslands - the very venue members of TV on the Radio have turned up to play with their side projects in the last few weeks. TV on the Radio also have a NYC show coming up. Holly Miranda has a couple too.

Sound Fix Records, the venue, is not long for this world. Upcoming free shows there include a Friday night (tonight) performance by The Forms, and a Saturday one by Howlies. Tonight's Forms show, presented by Guilt by Association, also doubles as a Sound Fix benefit show, so look for the tip jar as its being passed around. Howlies' record "Trippin With Howlies" is out now. That is the occasion they'll be celebrating when they come back to town to play Death By Audio on February 26th.

Telepathe have been added to the Ladytron and Faint tour in April. That means they'll be playing Webster Hall on the 10th and 11th of that month. No need to wait that long though. In addition to some shows at SXSW in March, you can catch Telepathe twice in NYC this weekend, courtesy of Todd P. Tonight, February 20th, the show is at Market Hotel with These Are Powers, Teengirl Fantay, Soft Circle and Katie Eastburn. Saturday they play with Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof, and Silk Flowers at 92Y Tribeca. Todd P says...

Especially excited about the 2 shows this weekend featuring TEENGIRL FANTASY from Oberlin, Ohio. Teengirl Fantasy, aka Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss, are two young guys currently attending Oberlin College, together they make drum machine and sampler heavy dance music that steals as much from the underground noise scene as it does from the dance world. Teengirl Fantasy smash those influences to make transcendently catchy adrenaline anthems that get everyone dancing.
Teengirl Fantasy remixed one of Telepathe's songs. Listen to it in the video below...

Continue reading "Forms, Howlies, Telepathe, Celebration & Teengirl Fantasy"

Our first duet

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the recently added Primal Scream show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Am Ex presale begins at noon for the three X shows at Bowery Ballroom: May 29, May 30, May 31, and the three day pass.

Three day passes are also on sale for No Fun Fest @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the Junior Boys / Max Tundra show coming up at Webster Hall.

Razorlight is playing Hiro Ballroom on March 10th. Tickets are on sale.

Ray Lamontagne has added a 2nd show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. The new March 31st date is on sale.

Cucu Diamantes (Of Yerba Buena) is playing Bowery Ballroom on March 19th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the Electric Six show at Bowery Ballroom

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Ladyhawke show at Bowery Ballroom.

Deer Tick was officially added to the Jason Isbell show at Bowery Ballroom on February 26th. Tickets are still on sale.

No Age talks about Telepathe in the video below...

Continue reading "Primal Scream, X, Junior Boys, Razorlight, Electric Six... TIX"

Beirut's recent secret show @ Coco66 (more by Ryan Muir)
Beirut

today in NYC
* DANCE
* TMBG @ LPR
* Beirut @ Vassar
* Rafter @ Cake Shop
* Antibalas @ Southpaw
* DJ Rafter @ Union Pool
* Loney Dear @ Sound Fix
* Cheech & Chong @ Radio City
* Knight School @ Don Pedro's
* Joseph Arthur @ The Bell House
* Loney Dear & Arms @ Union Hall
* Rumanian Buck and/or Tzgani @ Pianos
* Simone White & Sharon Van Etten @ Joe's Pub
* Gogol Bordello movie screening @ 92Y Tribeca
* Pretty & Nice and The Thermals @ the Bell House
* Cerebral Ballzy, Telepathe & Popo @ Chief Bodega
* Magik Markers, Sightings & Eskimo King @ Glasslands
* Metallica, Machine Head & The Sword @ Prudential Center
* Guilt by Association party @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Aa, Jonas Reinhardt, Arp, Soft Circle & White Hills @ Death By Audio
* Future Islands, the So So Glos, Screaming Females, Boogie Boarder @ Monster Island

The late-late Thermals show is sold out, but the late-late MusicSnobbery show at Joe's Pub still has tickets available.

Tzgani, billed as Rumanian Buck tonight at Pianos, is a repository for all of the self-made and home-recorded musical ephemera of Aaron Lazar of The Giraffes."

First person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Guilt) right now will get a free pair of tickets to the show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Takka Takka, Jukebox the Ghost, Lowry, and Robbers on High Street are all on the bill.

Telepathe's new video for "So Fine" below...

What else?

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92y

92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street, New York, NY) is hosting two music shows tonight (1/24). The first is at 8PM, is free, and will feature a rare performance by Boston's Dave Godowsky. The second is at 8:30, a benefit for Showpaper, and is being brought to Manhattan by none other than Brooklyn's Todd P (and Manhattan's Less Artists More Condos, and Showpaper, and everyone else involved in promoting it). Asa Ransom, The Muggabears, Sigmund Droid, and Nymph are all playing the $10/all-ages bill.

Also coming up at the new downtown venue:
Jan 30 - Gogol Bordello: Non Stop / NYC Premier Party
Feb 06 - These Are Powers, Bird Names
Feb 17 - Medeski Martin & Wood
Feb 21 - Todd P Presents: Telepathe, Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof, Silk Flowers
Feb 27 - White Magic

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop documentary trailer below...

Continue reading "Todd P enters Manhattan, Dave Godowsky, Gogol Bordello the movie & other NYC shows coming to 92YTribeca"

Telepathe

They're not the most popular live band in NYC, but Telepathe do manage to land on a lot of good bills. One such good bill was one of the recent TV on the Radio shows at Masonic Temple. They also recently toured with Diplo, and they're opening one of the upcoming Vampire Weekend shows at Terminal 5. Tonight, November 20th, they play with Violens at Mercury Lounge. For that one I have two pairs of ticket to giveaway. Details on how to win and all Telepathe tour dates below...

Continue reading "Telepathe - 2008 Tour Dates, tonight w/ Violens, WIN TIX "

photos by Tim Griffin

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend shows
Dec 3 @ Terminal 5 w/ The Teenagers
Dec 4 @ Terminal 5 w/ Telepathe
Dec 6 @ Terminal 5 w/ Fiasco & Air Bombay
Dec 8 @ Wellmont Theater w/ Ra Ra Riot
At the Woodies last week, Vampire Weekend played at the same time as Chromeo. Together they performed VW's "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" which is also the next single VW are releasing on XL on December 9th. You can watch the Woodies now at MTVU's site. More Chromeo Weekend pictures below....

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by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: Diplo vs Telepathe Mad Decent mix (MP3)
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Boy 8 Bit
Boy 8 Bit

Thursday night (10/16) I'm most looking forward to seeing Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Telepathe, and Boy 8-Bit at Webster Hall. The show is part of the Mad Decent 2008 Tour. Out of those four Abe Vigoda (who played a couple of other shows in the NYC area this week) and Telepathe (who played the Seaport in July among other places recently) haven't really been on my radar. I just recently heard a couple of Telepathe tracks and wasn't into them. With Diplo, things have been the opposite as he and his label, Mad Decent, are inescapable at this point. After trying to avoid him for a long time, catching a little bit of one of his dj sets at Studio B, and hearing a good mix he had done back in March (which you can download from one of my posts from last month) I have finally yielded to the Diplo hype. Removed from all of that, out of those four acts, I highly recommend Boy 8 Bit. Back in March he swung through New York with very little warning, delivering a refreshing set of both old and new UK bangers to a very appreciative crowd assembled at Glasslands for a Thursday night Trouble & Bass party...

Continue reading "Diplo & Boy 8 bit kick off tour, the Thursday night in Dance"

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