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photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

The Gaslight Anthem / The Front Bottoms / Cloud Nothings
Skate and Surf
Skate and Surf
Skate and Surf

After a successful day 1, the 2015 Skate & Surf Festival held its second and final day at the Asbury Park oceanfront on Sunday (5/17). While most of the exciting stuff on Saturday started later on (for me at least -- maybe Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have fans?), Sunday kicked off in a big way with Modern Baseball taking the opening slot on the main stage (the Gameloud Stage). I had been wondering how a band who's risen as quickly as them could be put so early on the main stage, rather than getting a mid-day or evening slot on a side stage, but once Modern Baseball came on I knew the answer. Their crowd probably wouldn't fit anywhere else. The park was filled with fans who came early to see them, and it wasn't just people there to check out the hype. A majority of the crowd knew every single word.

As great a turnout as Modern Baseball had though, the band who had their crowd going off more than anyone -- even more than headliners The Gaslight Anthem -- hit that same stage a few hours later: The Front Bottoms. They're actually kinda likeminded to Modern Baseball (both bands reminded me of The Weakerthans at first) with their knacks for nasally vocals, super specific lyrics, and music with the drive of punk but cleaner guitars. It's kind of amazing to see stuff like this catch on too. Both bands have pretty indie/DIY approaches, and on a festival which still gets called a "pop punk festival," they're not exactly your typical fare. More importantly though, both bands are a hell of a lot of fun.

Over on the smaller stages, Sunday had a lot of good stuff too. There was Beach Slang, who were on the small East Stage mid-day, but played like they were headlining the festival. Not that it was a surprise. They may only have nine songs out so far, but they've been putting on shows like they're the biggest band in the world since the beginning. We of course got all those usual favorites, as well as "Ride the Wild Haze" (heard earlier this year in Brooklyn) and another new one, both presumably off their upcoming debut LP on Polyvinyl.

Unfortunately, Beach Slang's set was disrupted by a power outage due to a faulty generator which affected the adjacent East and West Stages a few more times throughout the day before they got a new generator hours later. More than one of those times was during the band who immediately followed Beach Slang, Hot Rod Circuit.

Beach Slang and Hot Rod Circuit getting some air
Skate and Surf
Skate and Surf

Hot Rod Circuit were back with their Sorry About Tomorrow/If It's Cool With You, It's Cool With Me lineup for this show and their Connecticut show a day earlier (which were their first shows since 2011 and reportedly the only two they're doing), and their set leaned most heavily on that era. They kicked off with the ripping "Radiation Suit," and you really couldn't have asked for a better opener. It's the one where their punk energy and pop hooks come together the strongest, and taking that one right into the fist-pumping "At Nature's Mercy" had the crowd amped enough to sing an entire verse a capella after the power cut out for the first time. The band picked the song back up once the power came back, but it very quickly went out again, at which point Andy Jackson got out his acoustic guitar and played "Camo," the acoustic bonus track on The Underground Is A Dying Breed. It was hard to totally make it out with all the other sounds of the festival -- including Cloud Nothings' set on the World Stage (which I unfortunately missed due to it overlapping with HRC, but we did get pictures of both) -- but a cooler experience than having us just wait around.

Once they came back, we got a few more favorites including "Stateside," "Now Or Never," "Irish Car Bomb" and "The Power of Vitamins." And even though the flow of the set was interrupted, when HRC were on, they were on. Casey Prestwood's lead guitar was flawless, which was even more amazing considering he was either jumping around or rolling on the floor for most of the set. And really the whole band sounded fantastic on every song. It's a bummer they aren't playing more shows.

A couple slots later on that stage was Small Brown Bike, another veteran band who had been silent since 2011, and who played that same CT show with Hot Rod the night earlier. Their 7:05 set was completely delayed until a new generator was brought in, not starting until closer to 8 PM. Delays aside though, when SBB got up there, they sounded great. We got stuff from all four of their albums -- "The Cannons and Tanks"," See You In Hell," "Tragically Ending," "Onward and Overboard" and plenty more. And while you did kinda get the vibe that they would've gone over better in a small venue (I was hoping their set would've looked a little more like it did at Cake Shop in 2010), SBB still gave it their all.

Pianos Become the Teeth
Skate and Surf

Other highlights that day included the grungy, headbanging Manchester Orchestra, reunited post-hardcore band Poison the Well, headlining home state heroes The Gaslight Anthem, singer/songwriter Kevin Devine and his rocking band (Kevin also joined The Front Bottoms on stage for "Twin Size Mattress"), and a highly intense set from Pianos Become the Teeth. One of the best times I've ever seen them.

Day 1 pictures HERE. Day 2 pictures continue below...

Continue reading "Skate & Surf 2015 day 2 pics & review (Gaslight Anthem, Hot Rod Circuit, Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings, Pianos BTT, more)"

S&S

Asbury Park's Skate & Surf festival is this weekend (May 16-17) with a pretty great lineup of punk, pop punk, indie rock, post-hardcore and more. There's a few conflicts (fans of both Hot Rod Circuit and Cloud Nothings have a tough choice to make), but it mostly looks like a pretty convenient schedule. Check out the full thing (including a few recently-added bands) below.

Tickets for the festival are still available, and we're giving a pair away! Enter the contest below...

Continue reading "Skate & Surf 2015 is this weekend; schedule revealed (win tix!)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Desaparecidos at Coachella 2015 (more by Samanatha Saturday)
Desa

Conor Oberst's band Desaparecidos have dates coming up, including Osheaga, Wrecking Ball, The Fest, and other festivals, as well as support slots for The Gaslight Anthem in Pittsburgh (also with Murder By Death) and Brand New in Michigan (also with Basement).

In the midst of all that, they'll play two album release week shows in NYC. First they'll hit Bushwick DIY spot Shea Stadium on June 25 (!) and then they play Rough Trade NYC on June 26. Tickets for Shea and Rough Trade go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon. All dates are listed below.

The new album, Payola, comes out three days before that show (6/23) on Epitaph. It's their first since 2002's Read Music/Speak Spanish (on Saddle Creek) and features Tim Kasher, Laura Jane Grace and The So So Glos. Watch the video for killer single "City on the Hill" below.

Conor also has solo dates, including Governors Ball and a sold-out Governors Ball aftershow at MHOW.

Updated list of Desaparecidos dates and that video, below...

Continue reading "Desaparecidos expand tour, playing NYC release shows before dates with The Gaslight Anthem, Brand New & more"

photo: The Gaslight Anthem at Webster Hall in February (more by Mimi Hong)

The Gaslight Anthem have added a handful of new US dates to their summer schedule surrounding their North American festival appearances, including a headlining spot at this year's Skate & Surf Festival in Asbury Park and a set at Connecticut's Gathering of the Vibes. The new dates feature a Pittsburgh show with Desaparecidos and a few dates with support from Matthew Ryan.

That run includes a NYC-area show at Long Island's Paramount on July 19. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/17) at 10 AM and are on venue and fan club presale now.

Last month, Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon joined Taking Back Sunday in Cleveland for Where You Want To Be cut "A Decade Under The Influence." Check out a video of that along with all of The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem announce dates; Brian Fallon sang with Taking Back Sunday in Cleveland (watch)"

Wilco

Wilco's annual festival Solid Sound returns this year from June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and the 2015 lineup has been announced. Joining Wilco will be Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Tweedy, Shabazz Palaces, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson Trio, Real Estate, Jessica Pratt, Stained Radiance: Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom, Ryley Walker, Felice Brothers, Autumn Defense, Cibo Matto, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, NRBQ and more. 3-day passes are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Wilco have other tour dates coming up too, including NY-area jam band festival Gathering of the Vibes, happening July 30 - August 2 in Bridgeport, CT's Seaport Park with Weezer, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Gaslight Anthem, Gregg Allman, Dark Star Orchestra ft. Melvin Seals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage and more. Full initial lineup here. Tickets here.

All Wilco dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Wilco announce 2015 Solid Sound Festival lineup ++++++++ also playing Gathering of the Vibes & other dates"

photos by Mimi Hong

Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem brought their current tour to NYC for two sold-out shows: Thursday (2/26) at Webster Hall and Saturday (2/28) at Terminal 5. The setlists had some overlap but they were different both nights, with the Webster show getting a heavy dose of The '59 Sound. Despite getting bummed out by a NYC crowd in 2013 asking for Bruce Springsteen covers, they did it again, "mashing up" Bruce's "I'm On Fire" with their own "Red at Night." Video of that, both setlists, and more pictures from Webster (including openers Northcote and The Scandals), below.

Gaslight next play the NYC-area for Asbury Park's Skate & Surf.

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem played two NYC shows (setlists, video and pics from Webster)"

Skate & Surf

Asbury Park festival Skate & Surf has expanded its lineup once again, and this thing just keeps getting better and better. Cloud Nothings, Iron Chic, Defeater, Defeater alt-country side project Alcoa, Hot Rod Circuit (first show announced for their Sorry About Tomorrow-era lineup reunion), and Thrice (first US reunion date announced) have all been added, joining a lineup of The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth and more.

The day-by-day lineups have also been revealed, and you can check those out below. Tickets are still available.

In related news, Alcoa recently announced a tour which hits NYC on March 13 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Choir Vandals, AJ Smith and Owel. Tickets for Webster are on sale now. All dates are listed below. Defeater also play Long Island in March with Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth and more (tickets).

Continue reading "Skate & Surf adds Cloud Nothings, Defeater, Hot Rod Circuit, Thrice & more, reveals day-by-day lineups; Alcoa touring"

Sturgill Simpson at Joe's Pub in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Sturgill

The 2015 Forecastle Festival take placeĀ July 17 - 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The fest has just announced the first round of performers, which include Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Tweedy, Desaparecidos, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Smith, Alvvays, JEFF The Brotherhood, Speedy Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., and lots more. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon EST. All announced Forecastle Fest 2015 performers are listed below.

Continue reading "Louisville, KY's Forecastle Festival announces 2015 lineup"

Skate & Surf

As discussed, punk festival Skate & Surf is returning to Asbury Park on May 16 & 17 this year with a handful of great bands including Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys and more. Now the festival's lineup has expanded and there's some pretty impressive additions including The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, Pianos Become the Teeth, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, The So So Glos, Runaway Brother, Spraynard, NORA (also playing NateFest), Poison the Well (who went on hiatus in 2010, six years after current Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek Miller left the band), and more. Tickets are still available.

Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "Skate & Surf adds The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, Pianos BTT, mewithoutYou, Poison the Well & more to lineup"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Modest Mouse in Queens in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Modest Mouse

As you may know, Modest Mouse are finally releasing a new full length, Strangers to Ourselves, on March 3 via Epic (their first since 2007), and they've now put out its second single, "Coyotes." This one sounds a little more like classic Modest Mouse than the reggae-ish "Lampshades on Fire," and it's making me pretty excited to see how this album turns out. Watch the video, via Modest Mouse fan site Interstate-8.com, below.

Interstate-8 also points out that the first 2,500 vinyl pre-orders of the new album from ModestMouse.com will receive a free 7" of the "Lampshades on Fire" / "Coyotes" single, which otherwise won't be available for individual sale.

Modest Mouse's only upcoming date at the moment is Gasparilla Music Festival, which happens March 7-8 in Tampa with The Gaslight Anthem, Hiss Golden Messenger, Gogol Bordello and more (tickets).

Video below...

Continue reading "Modest Mouse share "Coyotes" from new LP (watch the video)"

The Gaslight Anthem at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem recently announced a tour with The Scandals and Northcote which hits NYC on February 28 at Terminal 5. Not surprisingly, that show sold right out, but those three bands have now added a second NYC show happening February 26 at Webster Hall. Tickets for the newly-added show go on fan club presale today (12/16) at 10 AM with the general on-sale starting 10 AM on Friday (12/19).

Meanwhile, you can also catch The Scandals in NYC this month with Iron Chic and I Am the Avalanche, whose singer Vinnie Caruana just reunited his old band, The Movielife.

Updated Gaslight Anthem dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem add 2nd NYC show to 2015 tour (dates)"

The Gaslight Anthem at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Gaslight Anthem

Tickets for the Terminal 5 (2/28) stop of the The Gaslight Anthem's 2015 tour go on BrooklynVegan presale at noon today (12/10). Get yours using the password BVTGA.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

The Gaslight Anthem at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Gaslight

The Gaslight Anthem continued their shift from heartland punk to Alternative Rock on this year's Get Hurt, their fifth album which came out a few months ago on Island. They supported that on a tour which came close to NYC for big amphitheater shows in Philly and NJ, but didn't hit NYC itself. Now the band has announced more dates for 2015, including a stop here happening February 28 at Terminal 5 with Northcote and The Scandals. Last time they played T5 it was a three-night run, so it probably won't take long for this one to sell out. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (12/12) with a BrooklynVegan presale starting noon on Wednesday (12/10). Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

This month, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon also plays three sold-out solo shows in NJ. You can also catch The Scandals in NYC this month with Iron Chic and I Am the Avalanche.

The Gaslight Anthem also recently made a video for "1,000 Years" from the new album. You can watch that, with the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem made a video, announce 2015 tour (dates & BV presale for Terminal 5 show)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Spoon / Pearl Jam
ACL Music Festival - weekend 2 - Day 3 - 10/12/2014
ACL Music Festival - weekend 2 - Day 3 - 10/12/2014
ACL Music Festival - weekend 2 - Day 3 - 10/12/2014

The second weekend of ACL 2014 wrapped up on Sunday (10/12), and this time around we caught sets by Pearl Jam, Spoon, Real Estate, The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, Phantogram, Lorde and more. Pictures from the final day of the festival are in this post, the person that climbed up the Capitol building included.

If you haven't yet, check out weekend 2 day 1 pics, weekend 2 day 2 pics, and all three days of weekend 1 pics. More of weekend 2 day 3, below...

Continue reading "ACL Fest 2014 weekend 2 day 3 pics (Pearl Jam, Spoon, Real Estate, The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, Phantogram, Lorde, more)"

photos by Tim Griffin and Sarah Frankie Linder

Jenny Lewis / The Replacements / Spoon @ ACL Fest 10/5/2014
ACL Festival Day 3 - 10/5/2014
ACL Festival Day 3 - 10/5/2014
ACL Festival Day 3 - 10/5/2014
ACL Festival Day 3 - 10/5/2014

"Thank you for coming over to our nook when the Replacements were playing," Spoon frontman Britt Daniel said. "We were trying to figure out who to yell at about that"...

...swapping between a classy mustard-colored Telecaster and an acoustic guitar, Daniel seemed to have a blast on stage, smiling as he nodded his head along to the layers of synths and keys of "Inside Out" -- the prettiest and least Spoon-sounding Spoon song -- and poking fun at the band's previous work. "Not bad for a song from 'Transference," he said, after "Who Makes Your Money." [Austin 360]

The 2014 ACL Festival wrapped up its first of two weekends on Sunday (10/5) with sets from The Replacements and Spoon (playing at the same time which made for tough audience choices), as well as Jenny Lewis, The Gaslight Anthem, Chromeo, Phantogram, Jhene Aiko and many more. Pictures from those and other ACL Day 3 performers are in this post.

ACL does it again with the same lineups this weekend (Oct 10 - 12). Weekend 1 day 1 pics are here and day 2 pics are here. More Weekend 1 day 3 pics below...

Continue reading "ACL Fest 2014 weekend 1 day 3 pics (Jenny Lewis, Spoon, The Replacements, The Gaslight Anthem, Phantogram more)"

Vivian Girls at their last show (more by PSquared)
Vivian Girls

As previously mentioned, Cassette Store Day is returning this year on September 27, and since we last spoke, the first round of releases has been announced. There will be cassettes from Foxygen, Vivian Girls, Mutual Benefit, Dntel, Kevin Morby, Fear of Men, They Might Be Giants, Weedeater, Zero Boys, Kurt Braunohler, Enslaved, Immortal, Suffocation, Testament, Typhoon, The Rural Alberta Advantage, PUJOL, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Restorations, R. Stevie Moore and many more, as well as still more being added.

Check out the full initial list below...

Continue reading "Cassette Store Day reveals initial list of 2014 releases"

The Gaslight Anthem at Voodoo Festival 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Gaslignt Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem have announced they'll follow 2012's Handwritten with their fifth album, Get Hurt, on August 19 via Island.The album was produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monekys, Foals), and though they haven't released a full song from it yet, you can hear a clip of one track, "Stay Vicious," in the album's teaser video, below. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist.

Gaslight have also announced a tour which includes two huge amphitheater shows not far from NYC: Philly's Mann Center on September 12 and NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center September 13. Those shows both have big openers too though, Jimmy Eat World and Against Me! (who have their own tour first). The NJ show also includes Sweden's twopointeight, whose new album is produced by Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon. Tickets for both shows are already on Fan Club presale with an album pre-order presale starting Tuesday (6/17) at 10 AM, AmEx (Philly) and Live Nation (NJ) presales starting Wednesday (6/18) at 10 AM, and general on-sales beginning Friday (6/20) at 10 AM.

Those are the only two shows on the tour with Jimmy Eat World, but Against Me! and twopointeight are on most dates, all of which are listed below...

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem announce new album & tour, including big Philly & NJ shows w/ Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!"

Molly

Molly and the Zombies, the new folk rock band of Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon that he debuted at the Bouncing Souls holiday shows and that also features Randy Real (Scissor Sisters), Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams, Grace Potter) and Brian McGee (Plow United), will play their first NYC show on June 5 at The Bell House. It's a Red Bull Sound Select show (you may remember we co-curated a RBSS show with Brian last fall) and also features Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones) and Jared Hart (of The Scandals) (you may remember Dave Hause and The Scandals opened for The Gaslight Anthem at their RBSS show last summer).

Like most RBSS shows, admission is $3 with RSVP or $10 at the door without.

Stream a couple Molly and the Zombies tracks below...

Continue reading "Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon's band Molly and the Zombies playing RBSS show w/ Dave Hause & Jared Hart"

Shaky Knees Fest

Since we last posted the lineup, The Shaky Knees fest in Atlanta has grown to add The Replacements and more. Tickets also went on sale and are still available. Check out the lineup, headlined by The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes, in the poster above and the full schedule at the fest's site.

Shaky Knees Music Festival takes place in Atlanta's Atlantic Station, May 9-11, 2014.

Deer Tick and The Hold Steady are both also on the lineup and out on tour together now.

Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chain of Strength

Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.

The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.

Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Chain of Strength playing more US reunion shows before Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (dates & lineup)"

ACL

The Austin City Limits Festival returns to Austin's Zilker Park for two weekends, October 3-5 & October 10-12. The lineup was just announced and includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, The Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, Jimmy Cliff, The Gaslight Anthem, Jenny Lewis, The Rosebuds, Sam Smith, Real Estate, tUnE-yArDs, Jagwar Ma, Mac DeMarco, Polica, My Brightest Diamond and many more.

Tickets go on sale today (4/22) at 10 AM CDT. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "ACL Fest 2014 lineup & tix (Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, St. Vincent, more)"

Shaky Knees

Governors Ball and Hangout Fest lineups were just announced today (and Firefly yesterday and Coachella not long before that), and now comes the lineup announcement for another big fest, Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival. The fest goes down from May 9-11 at Atlantic Station with The National, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Violent Femmes, Conor Oberst, Iron and Wine, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Foals, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Graveyard, Mutual Benefit and many more. There's also one headliner still TBA. Outkast?

Tickets go on sale Friday (1/17). Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Shaky Knees Festival 2014 lineup announced (The National, Modest Mouse, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Spoon & more)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, Soundwave photos by Caitlyn Ridenour

Trent Reznor / fans / Cults
Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo

"Voodoo festival-goers came from far and wide to see some of the best talent music has to offer.

Big names like Kid Rock and legendary rock group Nine Inch Nails brought Tyler Livings to the event.

"It is my first time out here. I have heard a lot of good things about it and seemed like a good event to go to with a lot of good music. I wanted to see what it was all about," he said.

One curveball, some hoped to get one-day passes, but that option sold out on Halloween, leaving the more expensive weekend pass as the only option.
It wasn't a dealer breaker for some, just an inconvenience." [WWLTV]

Nine Inch Nails, who recently announced they're appearing on ACL TV and who visited Barclays Center in Brooklyn earlier on the tour, were the big headliners of the the second day of Voodoo Fest 2013. Pearl Jam played the night before, and The Cure close things out on Sunday.

Other sets on Saturday included Cults, Reignwolf, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Paramore and rapper F. Stokes who also stopped by the Soundwave tent to play a set for us right after Cults did the same. Pictures from the whole day are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Voodoo Fest 2013 -- Day 2 Pics (Nine Inch Nails, Cults, F. Stokes, The Gaslight Anthem, Paramore & more)"

photos by Dylan Johnson, words by Andrew Sacher

Brian Fallon / Bouncing Souls
Bouncing Souls @ MHOW - 9/30/2013
Bouncing Souls @ MHOW - 9/30/2013

I'm not 100% sure what the average age was at The Bouncing Souls' Music Hall of Williamsburg show on Monday (9/30) -- our latest BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select -- but it was no all ages hardcore matinee show. Yet that didn't stop the crowd, who probably had work rather than school the next morning, from going apeshit like they were in their teens for the New Brunswick punk heroes. The Souls (new drummer George Rebelo of Hot Water Music included) were in great spirits delivering tons of old favorites -- "True Believers," "Hopeless Romantic," "Manthem," etc -- which had the crowd shouting back, fists in the air, piling up on each other, and endlessly stage diving.

Before they went on, co-headliner and co-curator Brian Fallon (frontman of The Gaslight Anthem) played a "solo" set, joined by his bandmate Alex Rosamilia on guitar. The Bouncing Souls and The Gaslight Anthem have a long history together, and though the latter might be more successful, they'll tell you it never would have happened without the influence of The Bouncing Souls. So it was a pretty special night, because the two bands who have shared bills many times -- just this summer in NYC in fact -- collaborated on stage for the first time ever.

Brian and Alex began their set together, playing stripped down folkier versions of GA tunes with the whole crowd singing along like a drunken campfire night. A bunch of covers were worked in too (check out a picture of the setlist below), including The Misfits' "Astro Zombies" (for which he was joined by an enthusiastic crowd member) and Roky Erickson's "I Walked with a Zombie" (for which Brian instructed the entire crowd to sing, and which he played and talked about on the East Village Radio special we recorded with him). Eventually, all four members of The Bouncing Souls joined Brian and Alex for a few songs at the end of their set, including Gaslight Anthem's "Handwritten." And Alex returned the favor by sneaking in on guitar towards the end of The Bouncing Souls' set.

As with all RBSS shows, the openers are local bands. For this one, we teamed up with Brian to pick two Brooklyn bands that would fit the punk theme of the night. First was Aye Nako, whose amped up rhythms (thanks to a ferocious drummer) and sugary guitar melodies recall the heyday of pop punk, before the genre was taken over by jet-black bangs and neon t-shirts. After them was Nude Beach, who have an early Elvis Costello thing going on, but with a punk attitude and lo-fi ideals. Both bands acknowledged the headliners from stage, with Aye Nako singer Mars Ganito mentioning she was once in a Bouncing Souls cover band for a Halloween show.

Comedian Chris Gethard hosted the show, cracking jokes about his birthplace New Jersey, where it seemed like much of the crowd had traveled from that night to see the co-headliners from NJ play a $3 show in Brooklyn. .

NYC Red Bull Sound Select shows -- always only $3 -- happen each month and are curated either by BrooklynVegan, East Village Radio, Afropunk or Brooklyn Bodega. The same happens in other cities (like the recent Mannie Fresh show in Chicago and Tobacco show in Austin).

Another review of the show can be read over at Local Bozo. More pictures and some videos from our Brooklyn show below...

Continue reading "The Bouncing Souls, Brian Fallon, Nude Beach & Aye Nako played BV-curated RBSS show @ MHOW (pics, videos)"

Nude Beach at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Nude Beach
Nude Beach flyer

Last month, we announced that the next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of the Red Bull Sound Select series would happen on September 30 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with co-headliners The Bouncing Souls and Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, plus opener Aye Nako and one more opener TBA. We're now pleased to announce that the second opener is Brooklyn power pop trio Nude Beach, who just played Mercury Lounge last night (9/20).

Doors for the MHOW show open at 6:30 PM and the music starts at 8. Like all RBSS shows, admission is $3 at the door. First come, first served. Hope to see you there.

Meanwhile, The Bouncing Souls recently announced that they're releasing a split 7" with Philly punks The Menzingers (who have toured with the Souls and opened their holiday shows). The split comes out on November 5 via The Bouncing Souls' Chunksaah Records, and features both bands covering each other, plus an original song by each band. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers join forces for Reading, PA's East Coast Tsunami Fest this Friday (9/27), where they're playing with Fucked Up, Street Dogs, Man Overboard and more (tickets), plus both bands play The Fest in Gainesville.

About a month after The Fest, The Menzingers return to NYC for a previously discussed Bowery Ballroom (11/29) show. Tickets for that show are still available.

Some Nude Beach song streams and the Bouncing Souls/Menzingers split info below...

Continue reading "Nude Beach added to BV-presented Red Bull Sound Select show; Bouncing Souls releasing a split w/ The Menzingers"

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