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Black Angels / Roky Erickson
Black Angels
Roky Erikson

'60s psych lovers The Black Angels and an actual '60s psych legend Roky Erickson recently kicked off a tour together that brought the fellow Austinites to NYC for a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg this past Tuesday (2/18). For this tour, Roky's been playing mostly 13th Floor Elevators songs, including classics like "You're Gonna Miss Me" and "Reverberation (Doubt)." Black Angels, meanwhile, mixed it up, giving attention to material from all of their albums, and playing a new song too. The Swollen Fox caught the Philly show two days earlier and wrote:

Despite my altered state, I remained hyper aware of every detail of sound, from the growl of Christian Bland's guitar to the proximal fear and hallucinations found within the lyrics of Alex Maas. Drummer Stephanie Bailey kept time for the out of body experience. Her technique was particularly enthralling during "I Hear Colors (Chromasthesia)," arms waving like the conductor of a symphony, all the while sounding as though she is simultaneously operating a jackhammer and drumming upon fine china.
Pictures of the MHOW show, in all its trippy glory, including shots of Black Angels' and Roky's setlists (though the Black Angels one doesn't look complete) and openers The Denzels, are in this post.

They continue, with some videos too, below...

Continue reading "Black Angels & Roky Erickson played MHOW w/ The Denzels (pics, videos & setlists)"

Black Angels @ The Bell House, April 2013 (more by P Squared)
Black Angels

The Black Angels and Roky Erickson just started their tour together which up until this point did not include a NYC show. That has changed, as they're now playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 18. The show is part of the Converse Rubber Tracks series which means it's FREE but you do have to get tickets, which go on "sale" Wednesday (2/5) at noon.

While Brooklyn's Golden Animals are opening most dates on this tour, The Denzels will be opening the show at MHOW. Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Black Angels & Roky Erickson add free Converse Rubber Tracks at MHOW to tour (updated dates)"

Cassie Ramone w/ The Babies @ Shubas Chicago, 2012 (more by Stan Golovchuk)IMAGE

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

Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, John Moloney & others @ The Stone
Sonic Youth/Chelsea Light Moving guitar destroyer Thurston Moore continues his residency at The Stone tonight. The 8 PM show is with his Sonic Youth bandmate Lee Ranaldo and his Chelsea Light Moving/Caught On Tape bandmate John Moloney. Then for the 10 PM show, Moloney hangs around and he and Thurston are joined by Gene Moore and Daniel Carter.

Gospels, Rumors, Bent Shapes @ Glasslands
If you're going to this show, openers Bent Shapes are worth getting there early for with their spunky, angsty take on indiepop.

Magic Man, The Novel Ideas, Photocomfort, Jarod Dickerson @ 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 show is headlined by Boston synthpop outfit Magic Man.

Lost Boy?, Slonk Donkerson, The Denzels, Breakfast In Fur @ Mercury Lounge
Miss the days of catchy '90s alt-pop? Tonight's line-up at Mercury Lounge features a full roster of local bands who do too.

Carousel, Mirror Queen, Township, Eidetic Seeing @ Acheron
This show is presented by psych label Tee Pee and features two of its more '70s-riff-loving acts -- Pittsburgh's Carousel and Brooklyn quartet Mirror Queen.

Cassie Ramone, Colleen Green, Virginia Trance, Juniper Rising, Xray Eyeballs @ Death by Audio
This very solid bill features many local bands but don't miss LA's Colleen Green who makes charming, Ramones-influenced low-fi pop.

Kim Ann Foxman, Archie Pelago, Nooka Jones @ Glasslands
You may know Kim Ann Foxman as a Hercules and Love Affair collaborator, and tonight she'll keep Glasslands dancing at this DJ night which also includes Archie Pelago and Nooka Jones.

Magik Markers, Degreaser, Lushes @ Union Pool
Noise rock trio Magik Markers returned in 2013 with their first album since 2009, and tonight they celebrate the album with a genre-appropriate bill of Degreaser and Lushes.

Darlene Love @ BB King's
Still in the holiday spirit? Darlene Love does her last of three holiday shows at BB King's tonight, and you can count on her to bring plenty of Christmas/seasonal hits.

Christian metal vets Stryper have postponed their show at Stage 48 due to weather.

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

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The xx at Hammerstein Ballroom in January (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The xx
Polica at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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.

John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ @ St Paul's Chapel
Avant-sax great John Zorn continues his Zorn at 60 concerts that have been going on all year.

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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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by Bill Pearis

Big Heart

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.

Continue reading "Ski Lodge announce debut LP, 'Big Heart,' playing shows (dates & new track stream)"

by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts, SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Parquet Courts

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 Time
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)
Caged Animals
Big Ups (tonight [4/10], Shea Stadium)
The Denzels
So 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.

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.

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The Big Sleep

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.

Continue reading "The Big Sleep playing Brooklyn Bowl after opening for dredg in NYC this weekend (dates)"

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
Cloud Nothings

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...

Continue reading "Cloud Nothings played Mercury Lounge w/ A Classic Education & The Denzels (pics)"