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Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.

Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.

The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.

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photo: Against Me! in McCarren Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Against Me!
Against Me

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

Against Me!, Cakes Da Killa, Big Eyes @ Stone Pony (BV Presents)
The next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select is tonight and it happens in Asbury Park at the Stone Pony. Headlining is one of our favorite punk bands around, Against Me!, and before them it's NYC queer rapper Cakes Da Killa and more punk from Big Eyes. It's just $3 with RSVP but admission is first come, first served. Hope to see you there!

AJ Davila y Terror Amor, The Teen Age @ Elvis Guesthouse
Davila 666 frontman AJ Davila plays tonight with his other fearsome garagepunk band Terror Amor. His wild shows are a pretty safe bet for a good time and seeing him at tiny Elvis Guesthouse should be crazy.

Prince Rama, Giant Claw, Darren Keen, Macula Dog @ Palisades
New age mystics and spacey party-starters Prince Rama love to involve the crowd at their shows, be it with group dance or yoga meditations. You never know exactly what's going to happen, but it's rarely dull.

Xylouris White, Luluc @ Union Pool
Xylouris White is the duo of Dirty Three's Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris. Their debut album, Goats, mixes Xylouris' traditional lute style and White's avant leanings, making for a very interesting listen that is all the more captivating live. Their two-night stand at Union Pool concludes tonight.

Clark, Heathered Pearls, Lord Raja, Logan Takahashi, Safer At Night @ Good Room
It's the first of two NYC shows this weekend for Clark, who's been making consistently great IDM for over a decade. His most recent album is last year's self-titled LP on Warp.

Old Man Gloom, Mare @ Saint Vitus
Old Man Gloom have members of Converge, Cave In and Isis, and they're riding high off last year's The Ape of God which was one of the better metal albums of 2014. They're on tour with the reunited sludge band Mare, and tonight concludes their sold-out two-night stay at Saint Vitus.

Mick Jenkins, STWO @ Highline Ballroom
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins continues to pick up more and more buzz, and tonight he comes to NYC for a pretty big show at HIghline Ballroom.

Revocation, Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, Black Fast, Sicada @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's a night of metal at the Studio at Webster Hall, led by the tech-y Revocation and the weed-loving Cannabis Corpse.

Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Jay Pharaoh, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, Michael Che, Nick Kroll, Todd Barry @ Jones Beach (Oddball)
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival puts some of the best comedians of the moment together for a huge tour, and tonight's the first NYC-area stop. 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. The rest of the lineup ain't too shabby either.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
The three-day EDM fest Electric Zoo returns to NYC this weekend. It's mostly the kinds of big names you usually se at these types of festivals, but today also has some cool stuff like The Chemical Brothers, Cashmere Cat, The Martinez Brothers and Wave Racer.

Sediment Club, Ava Mendoza's Unnatural Ways, Cellular Chaos, Reina Terror @ Trans-Pecos
Trans-Pecos has a good lineup tonight (as usual) with no wavers Sediment Club, experimental guitarist Ava Mendoza and more.

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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Duran Duran 2015

Duran Duran will release their 14th album, Paper Gods, in September. The long-running UK band made the album with a bevy of producers, including old pal Nile Rodgers, modern-day hitmaker Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, and Kanye collaborator Mr Hudson, and it features a number of guests, including Janelle MonĂ¡e, John Frusciante, Kiesza, and, why not, Lindsay Lohan. Bassist John Taylor says "It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side." First single "Pressure Off" is set to pop later this week.

In other news, Nile Rodgers is throwing another festival in Riverhead, NY this summer and Duran Duran will be there. Now named FOLD ("Freak Out, Let's Dance), it will happen August 4 & 5 at Martha Clara Vineyard. In addition to Duran Duran and Rodgers' group Chic, the two day festival will feature a variety of performers:

AUGUST 4: Beck, Pharrell Williams, Keith Urban, Chuck D, Eric B, GTA, Paloma Faith, The Martinez Brothers, Thomas Gold, CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers

AUGUST 5: Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monae, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Q-Tip (DJ Set), Slander, Snoh Aalegra, CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers

Says the press release, "Over two nights, Rodgers will create the ultimate mash-up between each artist's distinctive sound and his own groundbreaking style." Rodgers will also take advantage of the occasion to do some collaborative recording sessions at his studio. Tickets ($137.00 - $999) are on sale now. FOLD Fest poster is below.

Duran Duran are touring as well, though not much in North America for the time being. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Nile Rodgers throwing FOLD Fest in Long Island w/ Beck, Chic & more; Duran Duran releasing new LP, playing, touring"

by Bill Pearis


Since Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" put his name back in the pop lexicon, Nile Rodgers has resurrected the Chic for a new album, It's About Time, due out later this year. Nile just dropped Chic's comeback single, "I'll Be There," released today (3/20) to coincide with a very cosmic day: it's the Vernal Equinox (aka first day of spring, though you'd never know it in the North East), as well a partial solar eclipse and there's a Supermoon tonight. No doubt about it, "I'll Be There" (which features The Martinez Brothers) sounds like classic Chic and is pretty infectious. You can listen to it and its b-side "Back in the Old School" below.

Nile also says the riff was originally for a Sister Sledge song in the '70s that didn't get used, and the song is a tribute to Chic bassist Bernard Edwards who died in 1996:

Nard always looked out for me. I was the reckless one. We had lots of fun and good times. So on the song's surface it's really happy. It's about the origin of CHIC, and how dance music changed our lives forever
The music video for "I'll Be There" was shot during Fashion Week in NYC by famed photographers Inez and Vinoodh and stars supermodel Karlie Kloss. Watch it below.

The new lineup of Chic will perform live at London's Roundhouse today (3/20) at 5 PM Eastern and that concert will be streamed live.

Streams below...

Continue reading "Nile Rodgers releases new Chic single "I'll Be There" (watch the video, listen to the b-side), streaming concert today"


The first-ever US installment of electronic music festival Mysteryland took place last year at NY's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts -- the first festival to happen there since the original Woodstock. The festival returns this year on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25 with Diplo, Skream, Matthew Dear, Classixx, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Giraffage, iLoveMakonnen, Moon Boots, Psychemagik, Sweater Beats, Perseus, Goldroom, Bondax, Anna Lunoe and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Meanwhile, Giraffage plays NY much sooner. This week actually, at Output on Thursday (3/19). Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Mysteryland returning to Woodstock w/ Diplo, Matthew Dear, Skream, Classixx, more; Giraffage playing NYC this week"


Detroit's annual electronic music festival Movement returns this year from May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend). The phase one lineup was announced and it includes Snoop Dogg under the name DJ Snoopadelic, Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Dog Blood (aka Boys Noize and Skrillex), Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Danny Brown, Ben UFO, Clark, Fort Romeau, Nina Kraviz, People Under the Stairs, Rone, Shigeto and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full phase one lineup below...

Continue reading "Movement 2015 initial lineup: Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, Dog Blood, Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic, Danny Brown & more"

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Josh Wink, The Martinez Brothers, and other DJs played as part of Time Warp US which took place at 39th Street Pier in Brooklyn over the weekend. It was the first time the international techno festival held an event in the US, and it's now the event that will be best known as that time house legend Richie Hawtin pushed a speaker on a filming fan. Here's his apology:

Regarding the incident at Time Warp in New York this weekend which is being posted and talked about on the web, I would like to apologise here to the girl involved. It was not my intention that the speaker fell. Only to nudge the monitors in her direction and for her to understand that perhaps she had filmed enough. I was as surprised as I'm sure she was when it moved the way it did and the top speaker fell off of the stack. For that, I'm extremely sorry and embarrassed about what happened. This was never my intention. Sometimes being in the middle of the spotlight, continual cameras and glaring iPhone lights, things can get stressful and frustrating. I'm sorry that this frustration took an unexpected turn and took away from anyone's experience of Time Warp. I have tried to reach the girl to apologise personally but have not yet been able to track her down and will continue to try to contact her.
Video of the incident can be viewed below..

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Martinez Bros

Bronx house duo The Martinez Brothers are touring this year, making stops at places like Coachella, Movement Festival, Ultra and more. This weekend though, they'll be in their hometown for the sixth installment of their party with ReSolute, Mad Beats & Crazy Styles. The party happens on Friday (3/21) at 88 Palace (88 E Broadway) in Chinatown, and the brothers will be joined by Guti (live), Chavez b2b Velasco, and Filsonik. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the show flyer and some streams, below...

Continue reading "The Martinez Brothers touring, playing NYC this week (dates)"


The Movement Electronic Music Festival is returning to Detroit's Hart Plaza from May 24-26 in 2014. The initial lineup was just announced and it includes Action Bronson, Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Simian Mobile Disco, Metro Area, The Martinez Brothers, Terrence Dixon, Escort, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Speedy J and Lucy's US debut of their collaborative Zeitgeber project, and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.

Full initial lineup and the trailer video for the fest, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Anthony Naples
Anthony Naples

If you're hanging around NYC this 4th of July weekend, don't forget that the weekly Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continues on Saturday (7/6). This week's installment will feature a local house-oriented bill of Bronx-raised duo The Martinez Brothers, a DJ set from Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules and Love Affair, NJ producer DJ Qu, and a regular DJ on the Brooklyn scene, Anthony Naples. Tickets for Saturday's Warm Up are still available.

Anthony Naples made the mix for this week's installment, which you can stream/download along with a quick interview over at The FADER. You can also catch Anthony the night before Warm Up at a previously mentioned Cameo (7/5) show that also includes Octo Octa and Magic Touch. Tickets for the Cameo show are still available. Stream Anthony's excellent 2012 single, "Mad Disrespect," below.

UPDATE: Glenn Jackson also makes his NYC debut at the Cameo show. You can stream his Morning Swim EP below.

The Martinez Brothers also recently made a mix for MTV Hive, which you can stream below. After Warm Up, both TMB and Kim Ann Foxman will head to Output in Williamsburg for an afterparty that also includes a live set by Arthur's Landing, an Arthur Russell tribute band made up of eight of Arthur's past collaborators. Also on the bill for that party is Filsonik B2B Patrick Grooves, DJ Spun, and Rick Wilhite. Tickets are available here and here.

Streams below...

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Warm Up 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
Warm Up

The annual Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this year every Saturday from June 29 through September 7. As usual, they've booked an excellent lineup of forward-thinking electronic music, hip hop, and other related genres.

Artists playing this year include Majical Cloudz (who just played NYC and will play Northside), XXYYXX, Ryan Hemsworth, Liars (live), Kode9, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Caribou (DJ), Empress Of, J. Cole, World's Fair, IO Echo (live), Julio Bashmore, Ben UFO, Gobby, Kelela, Juan Atkins, A Guy Called Gerald, Pional, Kim Ann Foxman, Jon Hopkins, King Britt and tons of other names.

Advance tickets for each day will go on sale Wednesday, June 5 at noon via MoMAPS1.org. Full 2013 schedule below...

Continue reading "MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 announced (Majical Cloudz, XXYYXX, Ryan Hemsworth, Liars, Mr. MFN eXquire & more)"

Lou Reed at Tibet House benefit 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lou Reed

Lou Reed will be on tour in Europe this month doing photo exhibits and book readings/signings, and upon returning to the US he'll play a NJ show at Englewood's Bergen Performing Arts Center on December 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Right after that show, he'll head to Miami for UR1 Festival, which goes down in Bayfront Park on December 8 and 9. In addition to Lou Reed, performers include Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Dead Can Dance, Animal Collective, Peter Murphy, Flying Lotus, Slash, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, and many more listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

The UR1 Festival is timed to happen simultaneously with Art Basel, which happens from December 6 - 9 in Miami Beach with "more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries."

A list of all Lou Reed dates and the UR1 Festival lineup below.

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Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.

Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.

Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.

In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.

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DOWNLOAD: Friendly Fires - Paris(Aeroplane Remix) (MP3)


2020SoundsystemAfter spending 3 relaxing, but tame nights in suburbia over Thanksgiving I was more than ready to hit the floor this past Saturday night. I arrived to a pretty full Studio B (especially considering it was only 11:30), that was already getting down to the beginning of 2020Soundsystem's set. The live electronic band from Leeds started off with some mellower, techno sounds which seemed to progress as their set went on, becoming richer and more upbeat with each successive track.

As I was getting more and more into their set, two thoughts kept coming to mind: 1. I really wish the drummer would get going on those drums. It was puzzling to see a live electronic band using programmed drum beats while their drummer sat calmly, quietly adding subtle taps on the drums and cymbals. and 2. I really wish they had somebody singing.

The GlassAfter a while I spotted Dominique Keegan in the crowd which reminded me that he had done some vocals for 2020. A few minutes later Ralph Lawson (dj,beats, etc.) called Dom onstage, where he lent his vocals for the last few songs of their set which included 2020soundsystem's remix of "Won't Bother Me" by the Glass as well as what I assume was "No Order" (one of the tracks they had collaborated on prior) and some others. Dom's vocals and presence coupled with drummer Danny Ward finally pounding on the drums really brought everything together into the live electro-techno dance party I was hoping it could be.

The fun continued from there as JDH & Dave P took the crowd into a great, varied deejay set of some awesome, recent tracks I hadn't heard played out much (if at all). You can download one particularly notable one, Aeroplane's remix of "Paris" by Friendly Fires' (who will be here next week!) at the top of this post.

Ewan PearsonBefore I knew it JDH & Dave P surrendered the booth to excellent Berlin deejay/producer Ewan Pearson. Despite producing & remixing loads of acts over the past ten years, and creating an equally impressive amount of his own tracks, Ewan has flown under my radar save for a handful of remixes. I had very little idea what to expect from his set. From 1:30 until the lights came up at 4, Ewan treated the enthusiastic Studio B crowd to a set that started off on the techno side of things and gradually got deeper and more techy as the night went on. Ewan's set was one continual build-up that ended with him touching on a variety of genres from electro to disco to house while somehow still maintaining the deep, techno feel. I would love to provide a setlist for such a great night of music, but my limited familiarity with Ewan's tracks combined with the amount of new material a friend told me he was playing made that impossible. He played a great, very stripped down version of Tiga's "Mind Dimension" toward the end and that was literally the only track I could identify the entire night - a pleasant change from hearing deejays play the same 15 songs which inevitably make you lose it on enough floors until they eventually bore you.

If you didn't make it out that night or if you did and want to hear more, Ewan was on Beats In Space on Tuesday and the show is available to stream/download. 2020Soundsystem will also be back in the states in March.

Things don't really seem to get going until Friday(12/5) this week, so that's where we're starting:

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (2020Soundsystem, Ewan Pearson, the Rub, the Martinez Brothers, more...)"

DOWNLOAD: LA Riots feat. Jadis - If I Could (MP3)

Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom - May 14, 2008 (more by Bao)
Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom

Cut Copy kicked this week in dance off to a great start. Their show at Bowery on Wednesday was a world better than the one at the Mercury Lounge in March. The sound was flawless and clear which really showcased what a fine-tuned electronic and pop band Cut Copy is. The band goes the extra step, adding in just the right amount of effects and background vocals to give their songs a very full, complete sound. They played a tremendously energetic set which was reciprocated by an equally enthusiastic crowd. Everyone was getting down in their given inches of personal space at the sold-out show. Cut Copy's set was just about an hour long and featured an excellent mix of songs from their new album In Ghost Colors, as well as some from Bright Like Neon Love. Their exact setlist was....

Out There On the Ice
Time Stands Still
So Haunted
Unforgettable Season
That Was Just a Dream
Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
Lights & Music
Hearts On Fire
Far Away
Tonight (May 16, 2008) and Saturday there is even more live dance music in town. Does It Offend You, Yeah? (who will also be here in a couple of months supporting Bloc Party) stop in at the Highline Ballroom as part of their North American tour. I'm very interested to see how/how well they are able to translate such electronic-sounding tracks with a live band.

Yo Majesty are actually the ones headlining the show (check out a review here if you've never seen them). Soulful rockers the Shalitas, and hip-hop trio Time Machine, support.

Advanced tickets available here, $12 at the door.

After the show at Highline, DIOYY will be deejaying at Webster Hall for the GBH 10 Year Anniversary which boasts a pretty big line-up (see flyer). While the venue choice has left many scratching their heads I'm just hoping such a big room will make for a cooler environment to catch LA Riots and MSTRKRFT whose recent show at Studio B was made considerably less enjoyable due to the stifling heat.

Advanced tickets available here, $20 at the door (or $50 if that's your thing).....

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