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photo: Death Cab for Cutie in Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Death Cab for Cutie

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions in the Sky @ MSG
Death Cab For Cutie put out their eighth album and last with now-former Chris Walla earlier this year, and tonight they make the jump to headlining MSG. It's a pretty amazing double bill with entrancing post-rockers Explosions in the Sky.

Craig Finn @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
There's always been a Springsteen vibe to The Hold Steady, but frontman Craig Finn dives further into The Boss's mid-'80s style than ever before on his new solo album, Faith In The Future. To get into this all ages matinee, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade store today.

Blanck Mass @ Baby's All Right
UPDATE: This show was canceled. Bummer.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Ruby the Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision @ Webster Hall
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats do a ton of justice to the traditional doom era (they bring a good amount of Beatles influence to it too) and this year's The Night Creeper is packed with burners. Good openers, too.

Moon Duo, Soldiers of Fortune, Squad Car @ Baby's All Right
Few bands today are as good as locking onto a groove and riding it all the way as Bay Area droners Moon Duo. (They call it "Repeat-o-Rock.") In town for two shows (this is the first), they play with NYC indie rock supergroup Soldiers of Fortune which includes members of Oneida, Chavez, Endless Boogie, Home and more.

Micachu & the Shapes, Blues Control @ Le Poisson Rouge
Micachu's new record, Good Sad Happy Bad, was born out of an unrehearsed jam session that was secretly taped by drummer Marc Pell, and that became the backbone of the album. We are very curious to hear what this all sounds like live."

Yonatan Gat, Innove Gnawa Band, Honduras, Alan Licht @ Rough Trade
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun. Having just made a record with Steve Albini, he plays this somewhat disparate bill.

Bushwig Fest @ Onderdonk House
Basically the new Wigstock, Bushwig is a celebration of drag culture and music happening at the historic (and surprisingly bucolic) Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Today's performances include bottoms and Wigstock founder and downtown legend Lady Bunny.

Nuclear Assault, Murphy's Law, Whiplash @ Gramercy Theatre
NYC thrash veterans Nuclear Assault plan to retire in the near future (they're sticking it out at least until MDF 2016), and they're currently on their "final" tour. They're joined by fellow '80s-era NY/NJ metal/punk bands Murphy's Law and Whiplash tonight.

Scorpions, Queensryche @ Barclays Center
While Scorpions may be best remembered for their '80s pop metal hits, their history dates back much further than that to 1965, the year the band formed. They're currently on their 50th anniversary tour, which doubles as support for their brand new 18th album Return to Forever.

Captain We're Sinking, Petal, Original Sharks, Dizzy Bats, Portuguese Bend, Growing Stone @ Black Bear Bar
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Petal, which is led by Kiley Lotz but also sometimes includes members of Tigers Jaw, whose sound is a pretty good reference point for Petal's. Their punky Scranton neighbors Captain We're Sinking headline, and they're worth seeing too.

Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Electric Trip, Izzy True, Wild Rice, Glazer, Delucy, Brett Davis (host) @ Elmer B Boyd Park (NJ)
New Brunswick punk label Don Giovanni throws its annual free outdoor show tonight in the label's hometown. Shredding trio Screaming Females headline.

The Forms, Salt Cathedral, Tomboy, Nicholas Nicholas @ Riis Par Beach Bazaar
The Forms have been slowly churning out their post-hardcore/indie rock blend for over a decade now (often recorded by Steve Albini), and while they haven't put out anything new since 2011 it's always a treat to see them.

O'Death, Mail the Horse, Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-Aires @ The Shop
O'Death's latest album is 2014's Out of Hands We Go (on Northern Spy), a very dark and very raw folk album.

Art Department, DJ Qu, Nitin @ Output
Legendary techno/house vet Kenny Glasgow teams up with new musician Jonny White as Art Department. The Canadian duo returns to NYC tonight.

Flosstradamus @ La Marina
Get brunch and dance at today's 'Brunch Bounce' at La Marina Beach (348 Dyckman St) which starts at 2 PM and goes through 1 AM.

Gloria Gaynor @ BB King's
Disco's influence has been infiltrating modern pop and indie rock for a while now, and what would disco be without Gloria Gaynor? The "I Will Survive" singer returns to the stage in NYC tonight.

Back to School Jam @ GameChanger World (NJ)
One-day hardcore fest Back to School Jam is the first show in two years for headliners Trapped Under Ice, and it also features the metallic Code Orange, Incendiary, and more. It's now a benefit for Tom Alderson, who was allegedly beat by members of Heavy Chains and Suburban Scum (SS were going to play Back to School Jam but dropped).

Oddball Comedy Fest @ XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival puts some of the best comedians of the moment together for a huge tour, and tonight continues the NYC-area run. Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer were both on the 2014 tour, but there's no denying their careers got major boosts in the past year, so it's exciting to see this time they're back as co-headliners. Today's the Hartford stop which is sort of an infamous stop of this tour. It's where Dave Chappelle walked off two years ago and then made a surprise appearance last year.

Blind Melon, Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Naughty by Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, Smash Mouth, Tonic, Saved by the 90s @ 50 Kent (90s Fest)
We've been happy to have the '90s back in plenty of ways, but did we need this part of the '90s to come back? If you've answered "yes," you may want to go to 50 Kent today. Have fun.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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photo: Riis Park Beach Bazaar in August (more by Mimi Hong)
Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Riis Park Beach Bazaar has been hosting free shows right on the water at Rockaway Beach every weekend all summer, and they'll continue to do so through the end of September. We just mentioned one of them, the So So Glos / Nude Beach / Mannequin Pussy / Big Eyes / etc show happening 9/27, and here are more highlights:

The day before the Nude Beach show is Perfect Pussy (who also play CMJ) with Show Me The Body, Guerilla Toss, Pawns and Ghost Dads.

Sooner than that though, there's two good shows this weekend: Long-running post-hardcore/indie rock band The Forms headline on Saturday (9/12) with Salt Cathedral, Tomboy and Nicholas Nicholas. Then on Sunday (9/13) it's the collaborative project from Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren, Antarctigo Vespucci, with support from Spraynard, The Weaks, Hiccup (members of The Chris Gethard Show house band) and Adult Mom.

Again, all shows are free. Full upcoming schedule below...

Continue reading "Riis Park Beach Bazaar continues this month with Antarctigo Vespucci, Perfect Pussy, The Forms, The So So Glos & more"

They were optimistic, but the two-day "Out In the Streets" festival that was scheduled to take place at Brooklyn Fireproof this weekend is now cancelled too. Bands affected include NewVillager, Mi Ami, Lemonade, Janka Nabay, The Forms, Milagres, and many more. PS1 still holding out.

Black Pus at Summerstage in July (more by David Andrako)
Black Pus

As mentioned in What's Going on Thursday?, High Places play Glasslands tonight (8/18) with Soft Circle (featuring Hisham Bharoocha formerly of Lightning Bolt and Black Dice), Zambri, and Driphouse. Tickets are still on sale.

Zambri, who are also on the Glasslands bill tonight, recently signed to Kanine Records. They were set to play Summerscreen in McCarren Park on 8/3 along with a screening of Clueless but the show was rained out. It's since been rescheduled for August 24 at McCarren Park. The band are set to release their debut EP Glossolalia on November 8 via the label. They'll play a record release show at Glasslands on November 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Check out the EP's artwork, tracklist, and a teaser video below.

Speaking of Lightning Bolt, Black Pus aka Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt, plays Death by Audio on Friday (8/19) with Cosmonauts, Zulus, and Happy New Year.

Happy New Year aka Eleanor Logan of Adult Themes, who is on the DbA bill with Black Pus, also plays Out in the Streets Festival which takes place on August 27 and 28 at Brooklyn Fireproof. Other artists on the festival include NewVillager, Lemonade, Janka Nabay, The Forms, Computer Magic, Magic Mountain, Physical Therapy, Milagres, Mi Ami, and more. A flier for the festival is below.

All dates, video and other stuff below...

Continue reading "High Places, Lightning Bolt, Zambri, Happy New Year, Out in the Streets Fest & more "

James Blake @ LPR in May (more by David Andrako)
James Blake

Wild Beasts @ Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Wild Beasts

today in NYC
* Darius Jones Trio @ Barbes
* Midsummer Night Swing
* The Persuasions @ 92YTribeca
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Tom Vek, Cookies @ Union Pool
* Get The Led Out @ Irving Plaza
* The Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
* A Perfect Circle @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Old 97's, Robert Ellis @ The Bell House
* Carver Audain, Bruce Tovsky @ Zebulon
* Weimar New York @ Cooper Hotel Penthouse
* Urge Overkill @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Ivo Perelman Quartet @ Issue Project Room
* The Hairs, Glitter, Great Lakes @ Littlefield
* James Blake, Teengirl Fantasy @ Webster Hall
* Wild Beasts, Marques Toliver @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Thomas Dybdahl, Gaby Moreno @ Mercury Lounge
* GHXST, Branes, Primary Colors, You. @ Cake Shop
* Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Joe McPhee @ The Stone
* Harvey Milk, Clean Teeth, Bad Dream @ Saint Vitus
* Mona, The Static Jacks @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Locksley, Little Racer, Raccoon Fighter @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Tim Berne, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith @ The Stone
* RX Bandits, Maps & Atlases, Zechs Marquise @ Irving Plaza
* Omar Souleyman, Janka Nabay, Azizaman, Rainstick @ Santos Party House
* Sweet Bulbs, Monitors, American Sun, Big Soda @ Death By Audio
* Ratatat, Omar Souleyman, Black Pus @ Central Park Summerstage
* Henry Wolfe, Gregory & The Hawk, Money & King, Cristina Black @ The Rock Shop
* Rebirth Brass Band, Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra @ Beekman Beer Garden
* Laws, Emilio Rojas, The Kid Daytona, Fresh Daily, Maffew Ragazino, SL Jones, Siya, Esso @ Southpaw

Tonight's Black Moon, Pharoahe Monch, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price, etc show at BB King's is cancelled.

"Wayne's World" screens in McCarren Park.

The Forms have a new video for "Fire to the Ground" [Ft. Matt Berninger]. The video was directed by Ryan Demler & Chunwoo Kae. Check it out below.

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DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Fire to the Ground w/ The National's Matt Berninger (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Steady Hand w/ Pattern Is Movement's Andrew Thibaldeux

The Forms at Cameo (more by Jessica Amaya)
The Forms

As we discussed, The Forms have a new record on the way in Derealization due on February 15th. Pre-order it now. The Brooklyn band will celebrate the record that features the above Matt Berninger-guested track at Feb 12th at Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale. The Andrew Thibaldeux-guested track is reposted up there too.

The NYC show is a single one-off date, much like their Boston show with The Dismemberment Plan. But the band will hit the road for a proper tour a week later on their way to SXSW. Full tour dates and a stream of the Matt song is below...

Continue reading "MP3 of the Forms song Matt Berninger sings on & more dates"

photos & video by Jessica Amaya

The Forms @ Cameo
The Forms

The Forms played a show at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn on Saturday night, 12/18, with Balene whose members include Chris Bordeaux of Rahim. A set of pictures from that show, and a video, continue below...

Continue reading "The Forms & Balene played Cameo Gallery (pics & video)"

DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Steady Hand w/ Pattern Is Movement's Andrew Thibaldeux (MP3)

The Forms
The Forms

The Forms, who we interviewed a few short months ago, have a double LP due on February 15th via Triple Down Records/Threespheres, with the CD coming through Ernest Jenning. Half of their release is their new Derealization EP which includes revisited/remixed works and features appearances from Matt Beringer (The National), Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), as well as members of Pattern Is Movement, Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent and others.

The 2-disc set will also include the band's earlier Steve-Albini-produced opus, Icarus. Download "Steady Hand", a fresh look at "Bones" from Icarus above, and stream it below where you'll also find the full EP tracklist. EP opener "Fire to the Ground" with Matt Berninger has especially been stuck in my head since listening recently.

The Forms are scheduled to play NYC at Cameo Gallery on Saturday (12/18), one of a few dates that the band has on their schedule that includes a Boston date with The Dismemberment Plan. That Boston show is the day before The Dismemberment Plan plays to a sold-out Webster Hall in NYC twice (1/29 and 1/30).

The Dismemberment Plan have also added dates to their reunion tour which now includes three DC dates and a March one in Seattle.

All tour dates and some videos below...

Continue reading "The Forms releasing 'Derealization', Dismemberment Plan add more shows (MP3 & tour dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Marnie Stern shredding
Marnie Stern

"[A the Rock Shop, Marnie Stern] told us she's started a new blog called the Vagina Monoblog, which, jesus, she really has. She instigated a drinking game, even, where each time she mentioned her or your or anyone else's lady-part, it was bottoms up for everyone. "No wonder you like her so much," I heard one woman say to her very much in-the-bag male companion.

But of course there are many reasons to like her so much, not the least of which is the very good self-titled album she released yesterday. It's a sprawling, noisy affair that's immediately mesmerizing for its displays of technical proficiency, but it grows more and more likable with each listen, too, as you realize it's the first time her vocal melodies actually qualify as melodies. It adds an element of playfulness to an album that's otherwise just relentlessly pummeling." [L Mag]

Marnie Stern played the sold out Rock Shop (10/5) last night with support from Little Scream and The Forms. The show was a lone date in celebration of Marnie's now-released self-titled LP, and not part of her larger US tour that kicks off in Philly on 10/25 (after CMJ) and runs until mid November before Marnie hits the road in Europe.

During CMJ, Marnie will play at least two NYC shows. Marnie is also on the bill of the just-mentioned Stereogum/PopGun show happening at Santos on 10/20, and Marnie is playing a TBA BrooklynVegan party too. Stay tuned for more details.

Little Scream has more shows coming up too including one at Bowery Ballroom.

All Marnie Stern tour dates, with more pictures from the Rock Shop, including the Marnie Stern setlist, below...

Continue reading "Marnie Stern played the Rock Shop w/ Little Scream & the Forms (pics, setlist), playing CMJ & touring (dates) "

by Klaus Kinski

"...Part of the reason is that the EP has a lot of guest musicians from various bands we like (The National, Shudder To Think, St.Vincent, Pattern Is Movement, Physics of Meaning, and Dirty Projectors to be specific). I only sing half the songs actually. The rest is done by singers from those bands." - Alex from The Forms

The Forms @ Market Hotel in 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
The Forms

Of the millions of bands one could take a fancy to in their lifetime, it's kind of a weird phenomenon to consider a band consisting of your friends as one of your absolute favorites. Sure, we'll always support our friends' bands with kind words and by showing up at gigs, but to say "I like my buddy's band as much as I like [insert other favorite band here]" and actually mean it? Well, in the case of me and The Forms, truer words have never been spoken.

Anyone familiar with a Klaus post knows that I like to talk about myself. Let me keep that tradition alive. The Forms and I go way back. The guitar player and the bass player of a band I was in starting in 2001 both went to high school with Forms mainstays Matt and Alex (in high school they had a band called The Heathers). The guitar player for my band was doing double-duty as the Forms bass player (at the time they were a 3-piece outfit) and can be heard tearing up the-guitar-that-hath-but-4-strings on The Forms' critically acclaimed first album Icarus. At the time, Alex was living with the a fore mentioned bass and guitar players, but when Alex left that living situation I took over his room. At some point during that period, Matt (of the Forms) and I had a project called The False Gods wherein Matt wrote all the music and I did my best to keep up with it on the drums. We had maybe one gig and it was at the Charleston back when the Charleston was run by an old guy and his son and the basement was used to store things. That project didn't last long and the guitar player for my main band left the Forms to focus on our project. The Forms from that point on went through many line up changes going from a three piece to a four piece, to another four piece, and then down to what is now a two piece. Because of the time they take to record records, the various side projects, and the sparse gigging tendencies, someone somewhere along the line referred to them as glacier rock which I always found quite fitting.

What does the future bring? Well, they are getting ready to release a new guest-filled EP and they have a NYC gig happening very soon. It takes place Monday, August 16th at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The show is being billed as The Onion / AV Club Present, and tickets are only 10 bucks. It's been a while since any Forms news has surfaced, so I recently asked Alex 5 questions to get us all up to speed:

Continue reading "Klaus Kinski interviews his friends The Forms (who are playing a show, releasing a guest-filled EP) "

Fort Tilden

Sunday June 14th @ FORT TILDEN BEACH
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it's on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC! [Todd P]
Schedule (subject to change) below...

Continue reading "Todd P's UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ 2009 (at Fort Tilden)"

by Andrew Frisicano


In summer 2008, drummer Matt Schulz announced that he would be leaving Enon to pursue other interests. Afterwards he joined Holy Fuck as a touring member. Enon will tour for the remainder of 2008 and into 2009 with a replacement drummer before Schulz's replacement will be announced in early 2009. [Wikipedia]
Enon currently has three scheduled dates. One is at the Bell House tonight, Thursday, April 9th, with These Are Powers and The Forms. Tickets for the show are on sale (or get them at the door). All dates below.

These Are Powers also played the Bell House on January 23rd - one of the band's many 2009 shows. Check out their new video for song "Blue Healer," below.

Holy Fuck, mentioned above, is soon to be on tour, with two May NYC dates, both with A Place To Bury Strangers.

Enon's last record was 2007's Grass Geysers...Carbon Clouds, on Touch & Go. That label, recently downsized, is home to Slint and Dead Child - two bands that feature guitarist/multi-instrumentalist David Pajo, who announced in March on his Myspace that he "just started playing with the YEAH YEAH YEAHS and will be jamming with them on their their upcoming tour." He's currently tweeting about the band's London rehearsals. YYYs perform on SNL this Saturday (4/11).

Crystal Antlers' full-length Tentacles came out on Touch & Go on April 7th, and they just released a new video for their song "Andrew." Touch & Go writes, "The video was directed by Michael Reich of Videothing.com and will tie-in to a feature film that the band will be releasing later this year." Check it out below. Crystal Antlers is currently on tour, with its own pair of NYC dates coming up in May (one of which is at the Bell House).

Enon tour dates (with Bell House flyer) and These Are Powers and Crystal Antlers videos below...

Continue reading "Enon playing Brooklyn (tonight), David Pajo playing w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs (on tour), the new Crystal Antlers video"

The Forms @ Sound Fix on Feb 20, 2009 (by Jonny Leather)
The Forms

1. This Thursday's (Feb 26 @ 8pm) Big Terrific is our last show at Sound Fix ever! Isn't that so sad? Sound Fix is closing down, as you may have heard, to become an Urban Outfitters that only sells toe rings. Who even wears toe rings besides little babies? Ugh. I have been hosting shows there for over a year and this is very disappointing, but we're going to send the place off right. We're saying goodbye with some of our favorite guests ever: improvisational musical wunderkind Reggie Watts, one of the best stand-ups in New York and SNL writer John Mulaney, Videogum internet sexebrity and dear friend Gabriel Delahaye, all-star jokesmith Jesse Popp, and Brooklyn master storyteller DC Benny. This show will be funny and sweet and sad and please come help us say goodbye.

2. Luckily, nothing can stop Gabe & Jenny and me and our love of attention. Beginning March 11th, Big Terrific moves to every Wednesday night at Cameo, a gorgeous new music/art/performance space behind the Lovin' Cup at 93 North 6th Street between Berry and Wythe in Williamsburg. Still at 8pm, still free, just on Wednesdays now. And even closer to the train! We are super excited about this venue, and they are really committed to cool things. The show will be even better because now there is a green room for costume changes, and we can have live music. Are you even ready for how fun this will be? There's a SHOWER we can use. Tell your friends. Starting March 11th, Big Terrific is on Wednesdays. NOTE: this venue has nothing to do with the funk-inspired R&B outfit Cameo, though they do provide Gabe Liedman all his wardrobe.
[Max Silvestri] (who is not in the above picture)

Marissa Nadler plays the final Sound Fix in-store concert on Saturday.

The Future of Comedy Is Music (Max Silvestri video below...)

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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"

The Forms @ Market Hotel (more by Leia Jospe)
The Forms

today in NYC
* Foodteam @ The Stone
* Gil Scott Heron @ SOB's
* Wetnurse, Graf Orlock, Lewd Acts & 26 Beers @ the Charleston
* The Forms, Frances, Ford & Fitzroy & Arms @ The Bell House
* Cursive, Twin Thousands & McCarthy Trenching @ Union Hall
* We Are The Seahorses, Real Life Time Machines & No One & The Somebodies @ Cake Shop

Jim O'Rourke was born today in 1969.

Mystery Palace played the Stone on Saturday, and they perform in NYC again on Monday. I noticed the hole in their schedule when I posted the dates, but it was only just now that I realized Mystery Palace member Ryan Olcott is performing as Foodteam at the Stone today.

Today is Winnie The Pooh Day.

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day which is one day before Obama's inauguration (in case you hadn't heard).

Be careful with peanut butter.

Cursive (at Union Hall tonight) is posting videos from their current tour. The first one is from Minneapolis. You can watch it below...

what else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

It's Sunday...

We are the Seahorses invade NYC this week
We are Seahorses

"The Forms announce a special performance at the Benefit Concert for NYC After-School Programs, Sunday January 18th at the Bell House, with all proceeds of the show going towards helping after-school programs which provide local, underprivileged kids with not only the opportunity for extra academic help, but access to great sports and arts programs as well. This benefit marks the third installment of the highly acclaimed monthly charity series Good For You's Good For Me and joining the group on stage for this show will be fellow NYC bands Frances, Ford & Fitzroy, and Arms."

"On Sunday, January 18th, S.O.B.'s celebrates Martin Luther King Day with Gil Scott-Heron. The revered musician and poet, most famous for the 1970's era-defining poem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", returns to the legendary S.O.B.'s for his first show in 2009. A long time civil rights activist, Gil Scott-Heron is the author of a book on the history of MLK Day and returns to S.O.B.'s for two intimate shows commemorating the holiday."

And as pointed out before, We are the Seahorses is the band of the infamous Darren Mabee. They're playing NYC shows on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday...

Continue reading "Darren Mabee, a benefit @ the Bell House & Gil Scott-Heron"

The Thermals

"...So much else is new and wonderful for us! We have a new record label, Kill Rock Stars. Not only has Kill Rock Stars released some of Portland's (and the Northwest's) best punk and indie records to date (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, The Gossip), but the label has recently relocated to Portland, and is quickly filling it's roster with even more great Portland bands (Shaky Hands, Panther, Horse Feathers). The Thermals are thrilled to now be a part of this family as well. We were thrilled to be part of the Sub Pop family for six years, but we felt it was time to move on. We turned down a second contract from Sub Pop, lest you think we were dropped! You don't drop us, we drop you. Not you, personally. We love you! Seriously, you're the best.

We have a new drummer as well. Westin Glass, formerly of Seattle's Say Hi, joins us (Kathy Foster and Hutch Harris) to complete the third (or so) live line-up of The Thermals. In addition to (again!) touring the UK with The Cribs this February, and playing multiple shows at SXSW in March, we will be touring the U.S. for two months, following the release of Now We Can See on April 7th. We'll be doing festivals in Europe and the U.S. all summer long, followed by a full European tour in the fall... - The Thermals

The Thermals are also playing a late show (11PM doors) at The Bell House in Brooklyn on January 31st before they go to Europe. $12 tickets go on sale this Tuesday at 3PM.

Speaking ot the Bell House, tickets are also still on sale for the Great Lake Swimmers show happening there on January 9th, plus The Mugs are playing there on January 17th and The Forms are playing there on January 18th.

All Thermals dates below...

Continue reading "The Thermals - 2009 Tour Dates (Brooklyn, Europe, SXSW)"

photos by Leia Jospe


Despot is playing host at both of the Amazing Baby shows happening at Mercury Lounge this weekend. The Forms appear on the new Guilt by Association comp. Here's a set of pictures featuring the three bands that opened for Islands at Market Hotel earlier this month...

Continue reading "Despot, The Forms & Midnight Masses @ Market Hotel - pics"

DOWNLOAD: My Brightest Diamond: Tainted Love (Soft Cell/Gloria Jones cover) (MP3)

My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is playing a show with Clare & the Reasons at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on December 13th. Tickets are on sale. In other MBD news,

[the new album] Guilt By Association Vol 2 was conceptualized and produced by [former BV contributor] Wesley Verhoeve and lends towards danceable covers of some of the artists favorite pop songs. "We wanted to take what was done on Volume 1 and pour it into a cohesive framework. We're big fans of pop music, but also of indie music and in that sense there's nothing ironic about this project. Together with the artists we picked pop songs they loved that might sometimes be painted as guilty pleasures by some (but not us), and then attempted to shine a light on them in a way that exposes what is so awesome about these songs," says Wes.

The Forms's cover of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' or My Brightest Diamond's take on 'Tainted Love', are transformed into a slamming modern indie dance party track that fits right into today's' Brooklyn scene. Others like Matt Pond PA's version of My Chemical Romance' "I'm Not Okay" provide us with a quick mellow moment of melancholy.
Download the MBD track above. Stream the whole album and check out the full tracklist below. All MBD tour dates are down there too...

Continue reading "My Brightest Diamond - 2008 Tour Dates, a new covers comp w/ The Forms, Takka, Matt Pond, Frightened Rabbit, more (MP3, stream)"

Feel Good Ghosts

Cloud Cult's new album "Feel Good Ghosts" is out now. Listen to the whole thing at Spinner.

Currently out on the road with The Forms, they play 2 NYC shows this week. Thursday is at Union Hall, and Friday is at Bowery Ballroom. Both good choices. All tour dates below....

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words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

We had our first ever Brooklynvegan and Klaus Kinski present Rock n' Rofl at Pianos on Thursday February 28th, 2008. Aside from the noise coming in from the bar everytime someone opened the door and the lack of chairs for the comedy, I thought the show went really well. An ill (literally, as in he had the flu) Peasant started off the show with some surprisingly powerful folk music.

Rock n ROFL

Comedians Joe Mande, Dave Hill, Pete Holmes, Kristen Schaal, Leo Allen, and host Bobby Tisdale were really incredible. They brought such a great variety of videos and comedic material to the table. This was my first ever comedy showcase I felt honored to have such amazing talent on the bill, and especially to be playing host to host Bobby Tisdale who had just hosted his very last Invite Them Up at Rififi only one night earlier. It was a bummer Kurt Braunohler couldn't make it last minute (because a wizard turned him into a llama), but Kristen did a great job handling it on her own, and the world premiere showing of the new New Pornographers video that they both star in was an extra special treat.

Bobby Tisdale
Rock n ROFL

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The Forms

$10 tickets are back on sale for The Plug Awards featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds...... and The Forms. The Forms also played a great set at our Rock 'n' ROFL party last night at Pianos (full coverage coming soon). More tour dates below....

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DOWNLOAD: Peasant - Exposure (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Knowledge In Hand (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bear in Heaven - Bag of Bags (MP3)

BrooklynVegan and Klaus Kinski
Bear in Heaven

BV & KK present.....Rock 'n' ROFL -- TH, Feb 28, 2008 @ Pianos, NYC

7:30 - Peasant
8:30 - comedy hosted by Greg Johnson
10:00 - The Forms
11:00 - Bear in Heaven (pictured above)
$10 admission includes a complimentary bottle of Newcastle ale. Tickets are on sale. More info, the flyer (that was designed by Creek Bed Industries), and a video of The Forms covering Nirvana at Union Hall, below....

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DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Knowledge in Hand (MP3)

Greg Johnson @ Knitting Factory, NYC - Jan 29, 2008 (Anya Garrett)
Greg Johnson

It is with an unprecedented amount of glee that I annouce a new monthly party brought to you by BrooklynVegan and I (Klaus Kinski) called BrooklynVegan and Klaus Kinski present Rock n' ROFL (or just "Rock n' ROFL" for short).

Taking place at Pianos in NYC (158 Ludlow Street at Stanton), the purpose of the show is to bring you a night of great comedy and music in an intimate setting. The FormsOur premiere installment will take place on Thursday February 28th, 2008, and will be hosted by ECNY Award winner Greg Johnson. There will also be comedy by Pete Holmes, Dave Hill, Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen, and maybe more TBA. Maybe. After the comedy comes two bands (approximately something like 8-10pm comedy, 10-12 bands). The first band is one of my favorites The Forms, and the second band will be announced soon. Your sides will hurt from laughing, your ears will hurt from the loud music, and your liver will hurt from all the booze you're going to drink. It's gonna be great! (ticket info TBA soon)


No members of Human Giant are performing at the premiere show - at least partially because they'll be out on tour.

Fred Armisen definitely won't be joining us either - at least partially because we uknowingly scheduled this show the same night as his own at Knitting Factory.

Can't make our show, but still want to see the Forms? Or you want to see them twice? Or you love Gothamist? Catch The Forms and Pattern is Movement at Union Hall on February 15th (13 days before our show).

DOWNLOAD: The Forms - Knowledge In Hand (MP3)

The FormsThe Forms celebrate the release of their self-titled, new record tonight (Oct 30) at Cake Shop in NYC.

With each admission paid ($10), you get a free album. Or maybe with each album you buy for $10, you get in free. However you want to look at it. Anyway, we're working on getting an open bar from 8:30-9:30 as well. The show goes from 8pm-10pm and our good friends (and one of our very favorite bands) Pattern Is Movement will be opening. Hope to see you there. [The Forms]
Then they go on tour. All dates below...

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