Entries tagged with: The Johns
photo: Vince Staples @ BV-RBSS @ The Shop (more by Amanda Hatfield)
photo: The Cribs @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown, Vince Staples @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
If you're a rap fan, there probably isn't a better place to b in NYC tonight. The increasingly psychedelic A$AP Rocky and Odd Future leader Tyler the Creator co-headline. Before them it's the wacked-out Danny Brown and Long Beach's Vince Staples, who made one of the very best rap albums of this year.
Alcest, Emma Ruth Rundle @ Highline Ballroom
Before the whole "blackgaze" thing really started taking off over here, French band Alcest nailed it perfectly on their first few records. These days, they're more like actual shoegaze, with clean vocals at the forefront. The excellent singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle (of Marriages) makes this a great double bill.
Truly, Ohnomoon @ Mercury Lounge
Featuring original Soundgarden bassist Hiro Yamamoto and ex-Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel, '90s Seattle band Truly was primarily driven by singer/guitarist Robert Roth and together they crafted heavy psych that was tied to grunge but pretty unlike anything else going on at the time. They're touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Fast Stories...From Kid Coma.
Stars of the Lid @ St. Agnes Church
Ambient duo Stars of the Lid's shows are pretty rare these days, but they have just two scheduled this month. One is in LA, and the other is right here in NYC tonight. They say new music is on the way, so maybe we'll get a taste of that tonight.
Thurston Moore (book event) @ Rough Trade
The former Sonic Youth frontman will be reading from and talking about his new book of poetry/lyrics, Stereo Sanctity. It's a free event but if you want something signed you need to purchase the book. 7 PM.
Wet Nurse, Big Eyes, Thin Lips, Fleabite @ Silent Barn
It's a pretty great bill all around for melodic indie punk, and especially of note: Wet Nurse are coming up from Florida for this one.
Kirk Knight, Krept & Konan, Chelsea Reject @ SOB's
UK grime duo Krept & Konan make their way to NYC for this 'Hot 97 Who's Next' show which also includes two rising local rappers, Pro Era's Kirk Knight and Chelsea Reject.
Seth Faergolzia (of Dufus), Toby Goodshank, Kung Fu Crime Wave, The Johns @ Palisades
Local anti-folk band Dufus is no more, but frontman Seth Faergolzia still makes music and tonight he plays a solo show.
Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.
Air Waves, Mega Bog, Long Beard, Delicate Steve (DJ Sets) @ Baby's All Right
It's been a while (five years) but Air Waves are back with their second album, Parting Glances. Nicole Schneit, who is Air Waves for all intents and purposes, made the album with Woods' Jarvis Taveniere and it features guest appearances from Lower Dens' Jana Hunter, and others. Tonight's the record release show.
Albert Hammond Jr., Prinze George @ Bowery Ballroom
Albert Hammond Jr's new solo album, Momentary Masters, has an almost Foals-like math-iness to some of it, and while still very hooky, it's definitely different territory for the Strokes guitarist.
Party Supplies, Jounce, Valley Lodge @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is an an all-over-the-place lineup -- MPC beatmaker Party Supplies, Dave Hill's rock band Valley Lodge, Jounce which features Danny Tamberelli of The Adventures of Pete & Pete -- but all three bands are fun. Also: the show is free if you show up by 7 PM. seven bucks after.
Ride, The Besnard Lakes @ Irving Plaza
Revived shoegazers Ride return for second visit to NYC and the first of two shows at Irving Plaza. Opening are Montreal's Besnard Lakes making for a great double bill).
The Cribs, Farao @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having just played Pop Montreal over the weekend, Wakefield, England's finest all-brother trio. With shout-a-long choruses and zero pretense, The Cribs are always fun live.
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. (Aziz Ansari and Louis CK have both stopped by in recent weeks.) 8 PM.
Of Monsters and Men, Oh Land @ Beacon Theatre
Iceland's masters of sweeping "whoa-oh" style folk pop play their first of three Beacon shows tonight.
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by Andrew Sacher
photo: Big Eyes at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Big Eyes moved from Brooklyn to Seattle in 2011, and this week singer Kate Eldridge posted, "I'm back on my home turf in NYC, been working on loads of new songs the past few months, and am finally ready to start playing shows again!" Their first show back here has been announced, and it happens March 10 at Palisades with her Pacific NW pals Mope Grooves, plus Bodega Bay, The Johns and Eureka California. Tickets are on sale. Flyer below.
Big Eyes also released a split with Post Teens on No Idea last year, that they just uploaded to Bandcamp this week. It's melodic punk that picks up right where their great 2013 LP, Almost Famous, left off. Check it out below.
Palisades with no people in it
Now on the map thanks to a high profile Trash Talk show at the venue last night (that even the NY Times previewed), Palisades in Bushwick is a new DIY venue that has been throwing events for over a month now. Their official opening was April 25th. The invite came with this description:
Palisades is a new music-venue/art gallery opening on the corner of Bushwick and Bedstuy located at 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York one block from the Myrtle JMZ-Train stop. This cultural event-space and consciousness-expanding visual gallery will display works of various mediums from local and international artists, host a diverse range of musical performances, and sell beer, liquor, and dumplings to stay alive.The bill on opening night was a modest one that looked like it was ripped right off Sidewalk Cafe's antifolk leaning schedule. One of the bands was The Johns who they pointed out "are an offshoot from the harmony-rich and sharp-witted antifolk quartet The WoWz, who actually held a secret reunion show after a 2-year hiatus at Palisades at 1AM Saturday, April 19th." Palisades hosted an art show on May 15th for Preston Spurlock who plays Sidewalk Cafe this Thursday. Antifolk scenester Brook Pridemore, who recently released an album recorded 'Live at Sidewalk Cafe,' already played there and is scheduled to again. You get the picture.
Is Palisades antifolk's new home in Brooklyn? Will it fill a void left vacant by the closing of Bar 4 in Park Slope. Maybe, but Palisades is a DIY venue in a hip section of Brooklyn, so naturally things are already looking more diverse. Trash Talk, who played a free show at 285 Kent with members of Odd Future in the past, played a free show at Palisades with members of Odd Future last night. Earl Sweatshirt has now been there. There was a hip hop show there in May, and ex Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone played there on 5/29. Upcoming shows include EULAs 7" record release show with Big Ups, one of the nights of Ascetic House's long weekend in NYC, and a Yung Lean show on 7/10 (tickets) the day after he plays Webster Hall's Marlin Room (all of his dates and a video, below). Check out Palisades' full calendar which currently goes out to 7/25. For now, it looks like all of their shows will be easy to get into, unlike Trash Talk last night...
The line to get in Trash Talk @ Palisades (via Ric Leichtung)
Have you been there? How was it? Did you go to Trash Talk? Did you get in? If so, how long did you wait in line? We heard from someone who was there last night that it was very hot inside.
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photos by Michael Gruen
so, like I used to have this beard you see.. (Patrick Stickles @ Market Hotel)
Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles played a solo show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn last night - he was opening for his friend Ted Leo who also played solo (and solo Cale Parks was also on the bill) (12/15). As you can see, Patrick is now without beard.
As previously posted, Titus Andronicus are playing a home-state show at Maxwell's on January 14th followed immediately by a national tour with Los Campesinos!, BUT FIRST: another NYC New Years Eve option:
Public Assembly & MEANYFEST USA present New Year's Eve Blow Out Party!$35 and/or $70 tickets are on sale for the show at Public Assembly which is the venue right next door to where Crystal Castles are playing twice that night. More pictures of Patrick playing Market Hotel, below...
24 hour liquor license means party all night into the afternoon the next day!!!
*SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS @ 1:30
*THE JOHNS @ 12:30
*TITUS ANDRONICUS @ 10:30
+ Plus DJ VHS (LADY GA GA)!!