Entries tagged with: The Denzels
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The xx, Polica @ Radio City Music Hall
The xx and Polica are two groups with a knack for tackling indie pop, R&B, and electronica all at once, so this matchup should make for a great double bill. Tonight they take on their first of two nights at Radio City Music Hall.
Frankie Rose, Tamaryn, Weeknight @ Bowery Ballroom
Frankie Rose celebrates the release of her third album, Herein Wild, tonight at Bowery Ballroom which is a co-headlining show with Tamaryn. Tickets are still available.
EPMD, DJ Scratch, Fat Tony @ Brooklyn Bowl
New York hip hop legends EPMD are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1988 debut, Strictly Business, with their longtime DJ, DJ Scratch. If you show up early to this silver anniversary celebration of this golden age record, you can catch upcoming Houston rapper Fat Tony opening the night.
Endless Boogie, Steve Gunn, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks @ 285 Kent Avenue
Steve Gunn has been touring as a guitarist in Kurt Vile's band, and if you're a fan of the breezy folk he contributes to with KV, you'll likely dig his solo stuff too. Tonight he joins the jammy Endless Boogie for a show at 285 Kent.
Daryl Hall, John Oates @ Beacon Theatre
With a long list of hits -- "I Can't Go for That," "Rich Girl," "Say It Isn't So" to name three" -- this iconic pop duo will serve them up tonight at one of NYC's loveliest venues.
Chris Thile @ Rockwood Music Hall
Yesterday, Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) played the Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash with a number of different musicians, but tonight he tones things down for a solo show at Rockwood Music Hall.
SOLDOUT @ Cake Shop
This Belgian electropop duo are making a pitstop in NYC on their way to Pop Montreal playing tonight at Cake Shop and Tuesday (9/24) at Rockwood Music Hall. If you like The Knife and Grimes you may want to check them out -- their album is streaming on Spotify.
The Denzels, Cool Serbia, The Teen Age, El Sportivo @ Glasslands
It's a quadruple bill of Brooklyn guitar pop, headlined by the very catchy Denzels. The Teen Age are pretty good too.
Travis, Luke Rathborne @ Webster Hall
Longrunning Britpop act Travis recently released their seventh album, Where You Stand, that continues in their anthemic style. They may not be in fashion as much as they used to but "Sing" still sounds pretty good.
Supersuckers, Hellbound Glory, Habits @ The Studio at Webster Hall
These country punks are lovin' the road. Having already played NYC once this month, tonight they're back for more.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Eugene Mirman, Barry Rothbart, Doug Smith, Calvin Cato, Michelle Wolf, and more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn's Ski Lodge have finally announced details of their debut album, Big Heart, which will be out August 20 via Dovecoat. That's the cover art above. The record was made in Los Angeles with producer Louis Pescov (of Fool's Gold), who produced Best Coast's debut. The LP's first single is ultra-catchy "Boy," which owes more than a little to The Smith's "Ask," and you may have seen them play in our BV Sessions video. You can stream the studio version below.
Ski Lodge have a few local dates coming up: Saturday (6/22) at Cameo with Superhumanoids and Bowmont (tickets); June 26 at 285 Kent with The Denzels, Haybaby and TOONS (tickets); and the Ace Hotel on July 14.
That Cameo show initially included Vancouver's Gold & Youth, but they've unfortunately dropped off the show.
All dates are listed, along with the single stream, below.
by Bill Pearis
Parquet Courts, SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
It's that time of year again, when The L Magazine picks their all-NYC "8 Bands You Need to Hear." Like usual, it probably includes some bands you've already heard, some you've maybe heard of, and some names new to you. Parquet Courts are without a doubt the band on the list. Here are their 2013 picks with their next NYC show (if applicable):
Free TimeSo who should've made their list but didn't? Who shouldn't have been on the list? Streams from all eight bands if you wanna check out any you haven't heard.
Parquet Courts (April 20, Bowery Ballroom w/ Iceage)
Coastgaard (May 1, Mercury Lounge)
Juniper Rising (April 11, Death by Audio)
Celestial Shore (April 18, Silent Barn)
Big Ups (tonight [4/10], Shea Stadium)
As mentioned, The L Magazine is celebrating its and Kanine Records' 10th anniversary tonight (4/10) at Union Pool with complimentary drinks and performances from Montreal's Valleys, Royal Baths offshoot LODRO and Xray Eyeballs. RSVP is now closed for this free event.
Cover to the "8 Bands" issue of The L, plus those music streams, are below.
NYC indie rockers The Big Sleep released their third album, Nature Experiments, earlier this year and have been playing a number of local (and non-local) shows since. You'll have three more chances to catch the band in NYC this weekend and early next week. First, they'll support dredg at their Bowery Ballroom shows tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10). At tonight's show, dredg will be performing El Cielo in full and at Saturday's, they're playing Catch Without Arms. Ben Henderson is also on both dates. Tickets for both shows are still available.
Then after that, The Big Sleep will headline their own show at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday (11/12) with The Denzels and Life Size Maps. That show is free before 7 PM and $5 after.
Those dates in list format and a video below.
photos by Joe McCabe
"Best band to worst crowd ratio of the year so far is def cloud nothings vs mercury lounge. Goddamn this band rules." - Nick Stern
Cloud Nothings @ Mercury Lounge - 3/27/2012
Playing with almost rhythmically mechanical precision made the noise and distortion of their guitars seem that much more deliberate. This was especially true during the frantic improvised guitar jams of "Fall In" and "Wasted Days." When it seemed impossible for Cloud Nothings to play any louder or faster, they did again and again. Applause finally came during the final cool-down period of "Wasted Days," which easily could have been mistaken for the climax of the song only five minutes earlier. In an era in which people have access to almost all the music in the world for free, it's refreshing to know that young bands can still come around and make people realize what they've been missing. [The House List]Cloud Nothings were last in NYC for a one-off at The Studio in January which sold out at the last minute. Due the success of their great new album, Attack on Memory, shows on their current tour have been selling out much quicker, including both of their NYC shows this week, the first of which happened last night (3/27) at Mercury Lounge with A Classic Education and The Denzels. More pictures from this show are below. How was it?
Cloud Nothings do it again tonight (3/28) at Glasslands with A Classic Education and Crinkles. Tonight's show is sold out as well but they'll return to the NYC area next month for SUNY Purchase Culture Shock (4/27-28) (technically only open to students and their guests), whose lineup also includes Grimes, Islands, Tycho, Big Freedia, Pissed Jeans, Idle Warship, The Felice Brothers, and more.
More pics from Mercury Lounge below...