Entries tagged with: The Range
by Bill Pearis
UK artist Georgia will release her self-titled album this Friday via Domino. It's a funky, eclectic record brimming with ideas and defies easy categorization. You can stream the whole thing right now below.
Georgia is currently in NYC for a few shows this week. She opened for Hot Chip's very intimate show at Baby's All Right last night (8/3). So intimate, in fact, that with all of Hot Chip's gear there was little room to move, let alone make room for Georgia and her band's stuff. She instead played two songs solo with a small drum kit that managed to wedge in between all the other equipment on stage. you could barely see her, except when she held a drumstick aloft. She did not lack for energy, though, and the two songs definitely made me want to see more. We'll have pics from the Baby's show soon.
There are still two chances to hear more from Georgia live. She opens for Hot Chip again tonight (8/4) at Webster Hall which is sold out, but she'll be back at Baby's on Thursday (8/6) for a full show that also has Ricky Eat Acid, and The Range (who'll play after Georgia), plus Samantha Urbani on DJ duty. Originally a ticketed show, it's now free. Flyer for the show is below.
Last year, Hundred Waters threw their first-ever FREE three-day FORM Festival in Arizona's experimental town Arcosanti, and this year they're doing it again from May 22-24. They've got a few of the same names, including How to Dress Well, Majical Cloudz, Julie Byrne and Kodak to Graph, as well as new faces such as The Antlers, Holly Herndon, Jacques Greene, Julianna Barwick, Mutual Benefit, Pharmakon, Mitski, Tokimonsta, Machinedrum and more. Here's what Hundred Waters say about the fest:
Festivals are usually fast paced and high stress for artists and attendees. We're lucky to spend a single day on site and even luckier to have a meaningful conversation with an artist we know or wish to know. With FORM, all of the artists and attendees stay on site together for the entire weekend. We eat together, dance together, share the whole experience together, and when it's time to part ways, we leave with a very distinct memory of a very distinct time and place. We let the place and the environment shape that experience. As visitors to this beautiful, highly intentional micro city of Arcosanti, our appreciation for every day things like infrastructure, sustenance and community are heightened without even realizing it. Every human interaction more meaningful. Every cup of coffee or tea more delicious with the underlying thought of what it took to get it into your hands. A more present state of consciousness. A place to cultivate ideas.This year will also have a Moog Sound Lab performance series, "where artists can experiment and explore analog sound-scaping, synthesis and effects on never before seen Moog prototype synths and archival equipment. This will be the first time that the Moog Sound Lab experience has ever traveled outside of the Moog Factory."
If you're interested in coming, we ask that you answer a few simple questions. The more creative your response, the better. After receiving your submissions, we'll send out invites. Capacity is made limited to ensure the space is treated with care. If invited, just arrive and share a little piece of yourself with us as we will with you. See you in the desert :)
Once again, it's totally free, you just have to RSVP to go. Full lineup and a new mini-documentary video about last year's festival, below.
Hundred Waters are also hopping aboard a train with Skrillex, Diplo and friends for this year's Full Flex Express tour.
Speaking of The Antlers, they're releasing a live album, The Antlers in London, on June 15 via Transgressive. You can check out the tracklist and a video from that show, below...
Tickets for the newly-added solo acoustic Ryan Adams shows at Carnegie Hall with Butch Walker go on sale today at 11 AM. Tickets for his second Hammerstein Ballroom show are still available, the first night is sold out.
Tickets for the newly-added Flying Lotus and Thundercat show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets (same link) for their Terminal 5 show are still available and we're also giving away a pair of tickets to that one.
The Range is playing Glasslands on November 22 with DJ Aurora Halal. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth and Negation are playing Saint Vitus on November 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Destruction Unit-related Marshstepper, Denmark's Puce Mary and Ligature are playing Saint Vitus on December 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Xeno & Oaklander are playing 'Synth Nights' at The Kitchen on October 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Leo Maymind
Jon Hopkins @ LPR 7/17/2014 (photo by @edwindjongh)
UK electronic maestro Jon Hopkins brought his live show back to New York last night, and his frequent stops on this side of the pond have been paying dividends: the sold-out crowd hung on every wrist flicker, frequently breaking into applause after a particularly ebullient ambient build or riotous bass unveiling. While the deep, evolving tracks from his critically-acclaimed Immunity often blend together into a hypnotic mass of entropy on record, Hopkins' live show this time around was more clipped and chopped, at times blurring into territory that reminded me of a collegiate Skrillex (dare I say it?). Heavy use of a trio of Kaoss Pads allowed Hopkins' physical movements to directly translate into zipping, buzzy bursts of bass. While his set didn't rely on dramatic shifts in tone or texture, Hopkins pulled a lot of gravity from cutting out the low end and letting menacing digital strings hover in the air before sweeping the filter and letting the kick connect. It certainly helped that Hopkins frequently lost himself in the tracks, letting his body pulsate and convulse with conviction.
The evening kicked off with sets from FIXED DJs JDH and Dave P and Providence producer The Range, whose hip hop-inflected tracks were brought to life with the use of turntables and Serato with some creative mixing. His athletic stance as he beatmatched between decks gave off an undeniable confidence, carefully building in energy throughout the set. JDH and Dave P alternated spinning (and also closed out the night) though their sets were functional but mostly faceless techno, holding over the crowd but not necessarily moving bodies. The greatest cheers came when they closed with a Hopkins tune, introducing the man himself as he took the stage.
Jon Hopkins will be in Chicago this weekend for the Pitchfork Music Festival , playing a Sunday afternoon set.
The Range opening for CHVRCHES at T5 in May (more by Wei Shi)
The music portion of Brooklyn's multi-venue Northside Festival is almost here, beginning this Thursday (6/12) and running through Sunday (6/15), and there continue to be updates. For one, all openers for Northside's four big outdoor shows have been announced. We already knew Woods are opening the War On Drugs show Friday at 50 Kent, and we know Julianna Barwick is too. As discussed, Saturday's Thee Oh Sees show in McCarren Park will be opened by The Blind Shake and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Saturday's Beirut show at 50 Kent will include a lineup handpicked by the band of Ratking and Malang Jobarteh, and Sunday's CHVRCHES show in McCarren Park will include The Range (who also opened for them at Terminal 5) and Hunters.
The McCarren Park shows are free with RSVP (CHVRCHES closed, Thee Oh Sees still open, and the 50 Kent shows are still on sale. All Northside shows are accessible with a Northside badge though entry is subject to capacity.
Other recently announced Northside shows include the ones at Brooklyn Night Bazaar: Nick Waterhouse, Baths and Watain. Plus the Cameo/Buzz Chips/Pancakces & Whiskey showcase at Cameo on Friday with Nite Jewel, Ejecta, Brothertiger, Psychic Twin and The Great Void (tickets). Check out the festival's full schedule.
And as mentioned, we at BrooklynVegan are presenting the NYC debut of Dan Boeckner's (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) new band Operators at Baby's All Right on Friday (6/13). Openers for that show will be announced very soon.
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.
Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.
Full 2014 schedule below...
photos by Wei Shi
Chvrches @ T5 5/3/2014
Scottish synth trio CHVRCHES just wrapped up their sold-out, three-night stand at Terminal 5, part of the band's current tour. We were there for the second night (Saturday, May 3). Pictures from that show, including ones of opener The Range, are in this post.
If you missed them over the weekend, CHVRCHES will be back in NYC during the Northside Festival for a free show in McCarren Park on June 15. The RSVP is closed for that, but you can get in with your Northside badge (which are still available).
More pics from CHVRCHES' T5 show on Saturday, plus a video and the setlist (which appears to be about the same the whole tour) from night 1, below...
We recently mentioned that the Hopscotch Music Festival will return to various downtown Raleigh, NC venues from September 4-6, and now the initial lineup has been announced. It's looking pretty great as usual with Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Death, High On Fire, Jamie xx, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent (solo), White Lung, How to Dress Well, The Haxan Cloak, Power Trip, Mutual Benefit, Deniro Farrar, Diarrhea Planet, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, SubRosa, KEN mode, Yvette, Potty Mouth, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ryley Walker, Eagulls, Krill, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. 3-day wristbands are on sale now and single day wristbands go on sale in June. There will also be individual tickets on sale soon for the shows happening at City Plaza.
Full initial lineup below...
Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.
In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."
Full initial lineup below...
by Bill Pearis
Priceonomics Hipster/Bro Music Index:
If you've wondered what are the most hipster bands of today, well stop. The folks at Priceonomics figured it out, kinda, and it turns out The Field, Julia Holter, Iceage, These New Puritans top the list of "Most Hipster" bands. What exactly does that mean and how did they determine this? By comparing Pitchfork scores to the number of shares those reviews got on Facebook. The highest scores with the least shares being given the "most hipster" tag.
On the other end, records that got high P4K scores but lots of FB shares -- The National, Boards of Canada, Justin Timberlake, The Range -- were not hipster and topped their "Beer Me Bro" Music Index.
Kind of an interesting method, but the "most hipster" list also includes the very popular Disclosure and the very very very popular Drake. Maybe people just don't share Pitchfork reviews on bands they figure their friends already know? Maybe they should add a sales variable. Anyway, it's kind of interesting (and entertaining) and you can read more about it and peruse the full lists of Hipster and Bro bands over at Priceonomics.
photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis
Wild Beasts @ MHOW 3/4/2014
Wild Beasts are visiting the U.S. currently, playing release shows on either coast for their terrific fourth album, Present Tense. The quartet did an in-store at Other Music on Monday (3/3) and last night (3/4) played a very packed Music Hall of Williamsburg. Pictures and setlist are in this post.
With synthesizers at the forefront on Present Tense, the band's live show took a little rewiring, with two banks of keyboards dividing the stage into thirds, with frontmen Hayden Thorpe and Tom Flemming splitting their time between bass, guitars and keys. The same was true with lead guitarist Ben Little. The band's very emotive performance style works better with instruments strapped to them than keyboards at this point, but Thorpe and Flemming's voices were in top form and the crowd very into it. In particular, the guy yelling "FUCK YEAH WILD BEASTS" was very, very into it.
Though Present Tense has only been out for a week, folks knew the songs, cheering for "A Simple Beautiful Truth" and the dark n' dubby "Daughters." The biggest cheers still came from Two Dancers tracks such as "Hooting & Howling" and "All the Kings Men," the latter of which was introduced by Fleming as, "Remember the worst sex you ever had, with the worst person you've ever known, in the worst place you've ever been? This is about that."
The Range, who has been getting a lot of choice opening slots lately, kicked off the evening. He'll be playing a bazillion SXSW shows next week, and will tour with Chvrches after that (including their sold-out T5 shows). All upcoming The Range dates, plus pics from his MHOW set and more of Wild Beasts', below...
Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park from July 18-20 and the lineup was just announced. It includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Slowdive (their first reunion show in the US so far), Giorgio Morder, Sun Kil Moon, Factory Floor, Death Grips, the Haxan Cloak, Sharon Van Etten, tUnE-yArDs, The Julie Ruin, Grimes, Wild Beasts, DIIV, Ka, Circulatory System, Pusha T, The Range, Mas Ysa and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
In related news, Pitchfork is teaming up with ATP and Primavera Sound for London's Jabberwocky Festival which includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Electric Wizard, Deafheaven, Kode9, Earth, Pissed Jeans, Connan Mockasin, The Ex, Speedy Ortiz, Iceage, Vatican Shadow, Joanna Gruesome, Metz, Jesu, Chelsea Wolfe, Hookworms and more.
Initial day-by-day Pitchfork Fest lineup below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Metronomy @ MHOW 2/5/2014
Metronomy's Joseph Mount comes off as very much the genial "Carry On" English archetype. "I stepped in one of your famous New York ice traps," commenting on the city's current extremely slushy condition last night (2/5) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. "It was great for me... apart for the ice." The band are in NYC doing press for their new album, Love Letters (out next month), and worked in a show while here -- presented by BrooklynVegan -- which gave us a taste of the record, their new live line-up and stage show.
About that last part, gone are their signature glowing chest lights and in is a white dress code -- the men wearing wine-colored jackets -- and Davros-ian podiums for keyboardist Oscar Cash and new live addition Michael Lovett (of NZCA Lines and whose brother Gabriel Stebbing used to be in Metronomy). That makes for a blank canvas for simple but effective color projections. I miss the stick-it-and-click-it lights, but the new setup was pretty cool.
Metronomy bravely opened the show with three new songs -- the baroque "Monstrous," the vaguely psych "Month of Sundays" and the Bowie-esque current single "Love Letters." Given that almost no one's heard the album yet, I was surprised by this and that they played the entire new album save for opening cut "The Upsetter." This is not a bad thing, but the closest Love Letters comes to a banger is instrumental "Boy Racers" though it has more in common with Hot Butter's "Popcorn" than "The Bay" or "Radio Ladio" (both of which they played).
The new album's more pastoral bent is still decidely Metronomy-esque, though, and has a bunch of really great songs, including slow jam "I'm Aquarius" and what is maybe the record's best song, the ballad-ish "The Most Immaculate Haircut," which Mount dedicated to "anyone who's paid more than $30 for a haircut," adding, "My mum cuts mine."
The new stuff was counterbalanced with almost all the songs you'd want off The English Rivera and Nights out, including "The Look," "Heartbreaker," "Everything Goes My Way," and "She Wants." ("A Thing For Me" was the only glaring ommission, but they played for 90 minutes). Much credit, as always, to their killer rhythm section of drummer Anna Prior and bassist Gbenga Adelekan who really power Mount's quirky visions.
Opening last night was The Range, aka Providence knob-twiddler James Hinton whose 2013 album Nonfiction has gotten many accolades. Alone onstage with a table full of gear, his set sounded great even if there wasn't much to watch. You can catch him this Saturday (2/8) at Baby's All Right (tickets) and in May with CHVRCHES.
Metronomy's setlist and more pics from the MHOW show below...
One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.
Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.
CHVRCHES at Laneway Festival Detroit 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
There's no doubt that Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES continue to remain huge, having already sold out two Terminal 5 shows on their upcoming tour, and now added a third show happening on May 3 at the same venue. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (1/22) at noon. Updated dates, including Coachella, are listed below.
Since we last spoke, IDM producer The Range has been added as an opener for all three Terminal 5 shows. You can also catch him in NYC much sooner at his two Baby's All Right shows, one of which is the Ali Forney benefit this Saturday (1/25) which he DJs and the other is an actual Range set on February 8 (tix).
Updated CHVRCHES dates are listed below...
While some may grumble at their name, LA's good times garage punks Beach Party have some cred behind them. Last year's single, "Can't Surf / Fun," was recorded by Ty Segall and the band have shared stages with Best Coast, Bass Drum of Death, and Black Lips. Check out a few tracks below.
Beach Party will be experiencing winter in NYC this weekend, playing two consecutive nights at Baby's All Right. Friday night (1/24) is a late show with Old King Cole Younger of The Black Lips, with DJ sets by Tennessee Thomas and Skaters (tickets). On Saturday (1/25) they play as part of the benefit for the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth, that also features Tei Shi, Charlie Waters Quartet, Big Ups, and DJ sets by Au Revoir Simone, Lee Bannon and The Range (tickets).
If you're going on Friday, you might want to head their early as Baby's will be hosting a birthday party for filmmaker Larry Clark (Kids). There will be a live performance of LA band reVolt: To quote the Facebook event page: "Free drinks and food will be served. Doors open at 7pm, reVolt plays at 8:30pm, and by midnight we should all be fucked up."
Flyers for the shows and Beach Party streams below...
Maker of one of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013 (Top 100 tracks too), Rhode Island beatmaker The Range has some upcoming shows around the country including one in Chicago and two at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right (where KiT plays late tonight - 1/9).
The first Brooklyn gig we mentioned already and is just a DJ set as part of a 1/25 benefit for the Ali Forney Center. Members of Au Revoir Simone are DJing that too, and bands like Big Ups are playing., You can see the flyer below.
The second Brooklyn show is on 2/8 and an actual Range set. Tickets are on sale for that.
Check out a video interview conducted at Glasslands along with all dates, Festival Nrmal in Mexico included, below...
Festival Nrmal is back again for 2014 and has expanded to now include an all day concert in Mexico City on March 1 in addition to the multi-day fest in Monterrey (March 5 - 9). (That's right before SXSW.) Tickets are on sale now.
The Mexico City concert features Blood Orange, Silver Apples, Destroyer, Anika, Wolf Eyes, Merchandise, Pional and more.
The Monterrey line-up, as it stands, has Death, Pional, Perfect Pussy, Blue Hawaii, Pure X, Kelela, and more -- with more to be announced.
All announced bands and flyers below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork is back with its much-anticipated Top 50 Albums of 2013 list. The list has many of the albums you'd expect to see on Pitchfork's list, though there's still some surprises. If you thought M.I.A got snubbed, you'll be happy to see her here, and if you thought James Blake deserved the Best New Music he didn't get, you'll be happy to see how high he ranks. The biggest surprise to me is that Majical Cloudz makes the top 10, and for those keeping score, Yeezus is NOT #1. Can you guess what is?
Head here to see individual writers' lists, and head below to see Pitchfork's full Top 50 Albums of 2013 list...
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?
Check out the full top 100 below...
by Doug Moore
Notekillers @ Trans Pecos on Saturday (via @northernspyrecs)
A few weeks back, we mentioned that Todd P has established a new, legal/up-to-code venue called Trans-Pecos in the former Silent Barn space at 915 Wyckoff Ave; the venue officially opened its doors with a Northern Spy Records-curated Gnaw/Notekillers/Psalm Zero show last week. (NSR will host a weekly show series every Thursday at the venue.) Trans-Pecos still doesn't have much of an official web presence, but a number of shows have been announced for the spot on top of the aforementioned Pop. 1280/Ukjah Drag/Herzog Rising/Nick Klein show this Thursday (12/12). Here's a rundown.
All of the following have $8 covers and will open their doors at 8 PM, except where noted...
This Wednesday (12/11), Dreams West will play with Only Edges and LAMPGOD & **L_RD//$M$.
On Friday (12/13), noted Rhode Island IDM crafter The Range (who recently released a new album) will play with Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, and Diamond Terrifier. The door charge goes up to $10 for this one.
On Saturday (12/14), the aforementioned Peter Kerlin Octet/Sunwatchers/Platinum Vision lineup will be joined by all-girl Japanese rockers Hard Nips (who are nonetheless based in Brooklyn) in the headlining slot.
The ensuing Friday (12/20), avant-garde ensemble Zs (whose Sam Hillmer put out a sax-based solo record in the spring) play with Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and DJ Bubbles.
Finally, on January 3 (1/3), Kayo Dot will join Hospital Productions noise artist Lussuria and Jeremiah Cymerman for the first edition of a monthly series called "Chaos Bodies," curated by Psalm Zero bandmates Andrew Hock (of Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life).
If you're curious about what Trans-Pecos has done with the former Silent Barn space, check out this Bedford and Bowery writeup. Flyer for Thursday's Pop. 1280 show is below...
Ejecta, the new project of Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford and Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber who we highlighted in our electronic music at CMJ roundup, will play a record release party for their debut LP Dominae at Glasslands on November 23. Also on that bill is Vulgar Fashion, Future Punx (who also play NYC tonight [11/15]), and a DJ set by Chairlift's Caroline Polachek. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Dominae is streaming in full on Pitchfork with lots of NSFW visuals of Leanne (like the one below).
Speaking of artists we highlighted in our electronic music at CMJ roundup with upcoming Glasslands shows, Rhode Island IDM producer The Range will return to NYC for a show on December 6 at Glasslands with 100% Silk-signed deep house producer Octo Octa and Obey City. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's The Range's only announced date that we're currently aware of.
The Range recently released his album Nonfiction (streaming below), and more recently made a mix for Truants which included some unreleased tracks of his, in addition to tracks by Sigur Ros, Gang Starr, Aphex Twin, Aaliyah, Mogwai, and more. That mix is streaming below too.
Octo Octa also released an album, Between Two Selves, this year, and more recently put up a track titled "Further Out" which you can listen to below.
King Khan & the Shrines @ House of Vans (more by Courtney Dudley)
Inter Arma at Hopscotch Fest 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Broken Circle Breakdown screening @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
Start off your night with a free screening on this acclaimed Belgian drama, a romance set against tattoo parlors and bluegrass bands. It officially opens on Friday but BrooklynVegan is presenting this FREE screening tonight. No RSVP necessary. 7 PM, First come, first served. Trailer for the film is below.
King Khan & The Shrines, Hell Shovel @ Webster Hall
Garage soul party starters King Kahn & the Shrines kicked back into action this year with Idle No More, their first album for Merge. KK shows are always wild but add in Devil's Night to the mix, and who knows what sort of craziness we'll get. Tickets are still available.
Black Tusk, Inter Arma, Descender, No Way @ Saint Vitus
The punky sludge metal of Black Tusk and the psychedelic black metal of Inter Arma make for an excellent heavy double bill. And where better to see it than the black-walled Saint Vitus?
Grand Resort (as New Order), Dead Stars (as Nirvana), Butter The Children (as the Pixies), Le Rug (as At The Drive In), Turnip King (as The Velvet Underground), Honduras (as Green Day) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Halloween is just around the corner (tomorrow!) and these local indie bands are getting in the spirit tonight by "dressing up as" (aka covering) older bands.
Cypress Hill, Redman, Smoke DZA @ Best Buy Theater
Another Halloween regular: Cypress Hill return to Best Buy Theater tonight. The hip hop group will be joined by fellow veteran Redman, and a much newer rapper, Smoke DZA.
Tera Melos, Fang Island, Zorch @ Bowery Ballroom
Do you like guitars? Do you like them fast, noodly, and all over the place, but still catchy? Then you'll love this bill of all Sargent House bands, who will provide a triple attack of fun, fists-raised shred.
Ital, Huerco S., Creep (DJ set), The Range, Aurora Halal @ Cameo Gallery
This bill is not to miss for fans of IDM. Ital is always a great time, Huerco S' brand of minimalism is fantastic, and The Range was one of the hotter names in electronic music at this year's CMJ.
RL Grime, DJ Wonder @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
For a very different type of electronic music, and one to likely have the crowd going a bit wilder than tonight's Cameo show, the exciting, upcoming trap producer RL Grime headlines this sold-out show at MHOW tonight.
Pop. 1280, Oozing Wound, The Dreebs, Sediment Club @ Death By Audio
This is a good bill for fans of dark, guitar-oriented music with the gothy Pop. 1280, the trashy Oozing Wound, the shoegazy Dreebs, and the no-wavey Sediment Club.
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Youthquake, No Bra @ The Bowery Electric
For those who like their Devil's Night fun on weird side, there's probably no better show than this, with the theatrical Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, gothy Youthquake, and the literally topless postpunk performance art of No Bra.
Vulture Shit, Flagland, Pocket Pool, Washer @ Trash Bar
Another of many chances to catch promising Brooklyn punk bands Vulture Shit and Flagland.
Keep Shelly In Athens, Alexander Howard @ The Mercury Lounge
Night two in NYC for dreamy Greek electronic pop band Keep Shelly in Athens.
Chance The Rapper, DJ Rashad & Spinn @ SOB's
Chance the Rapper has had a pretty successful career thanks to his catchy Acid Rap mixtape, and this week he returns to NYC for two sold out shows at SOB's. This is night two and he's doing two shows (early and late). Also don't miss footwork wizard DJ Rashad.
Young Braised, Jay Arner @ Coco66
It's a double dose of Vancouver, with trippy hip hop artist Young Braised and Jay Arner who leans towards Wild Nothing style dream pop.
Nothing Changes w/ You, Ell V Gore @ Home Sweet Home
For some, every Wednesday is Halloween. Get down with darkwave, minimal synth, industrial, EBM, and straight-up goth at this weekly, fog-machine-filled party. Performing live are synthy You and Toronto's twisted Ell V Gore. Believer/Law were supposed to be on this show but they dropped off.
How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner @ The Bell House
Julie Klausner is taping her popular podcast live tonight with a pretty stellar line-up of guests: , Ted Leo, A.C. Newman, Jean Grae, and Laura Benanti. Sold out.
Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's line-up features Ben Kronberg, Eliza Skinner, Alice Wetterlund, Bob Powers, and Noah Garfinkel.
It's Devil's Night. Watch out for mischief!
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Jacco Gardner @ Mercury Lounge in March (more by PSquared Photography)
One of the best parts about CMJ is the day shows that are often free and give you a chance to see live music and grab a bev on your lunch break (or call in sick). To give you a chance to plan your early afternoon ahead of time, we're giving you tomorrow's (Thursday's) daytime picks today (Wednesday). You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all shows, and here are some highlights...
The Bots, TV Girl, Gems, The Preatures, Wild Club, Holychild, The Everywheres, School of Night, J Fernandez, The Range @ Pianos
Fellow music blog I Guess I'm Floating is back with its Floatingfest CMJ party on both floors of Pianos. A good chance to check out Australian CMJ buzz-band The Preatures and LA's TV Girl (one of our CMJ picks).
Satellite, The Darcys, Keren Ann, Mood Rings, Kan Wakan @ Ace Hotel (FREE)
If you like your day parties somewhere a bit fancier, you can catch Atlanta's atmospheric Mood Rings, Canadians The Darcys, Keren Ann and more for free in the lobby of the posh Ace Hotel. Music starts early here (11 AM).
Caged Animals, Echo Friendly, School of Night, Julia Weldon, Bent Shapes, The Moondoggies, J Fernandez, Slow Down Molasses @ Cake Shop (FREE)
This is NYC Taper's annual day party and he's always got a lot of good bands playing, including Boston's Bent Shapes and locals Caged Animals. Can't make the show? He'll have downloadable recordings sometime after.
Ski Lodge, Au Revoir Simone, Saint Rich, Wild Club @ Judson Memorial Church (FREE)
Broadcasting from Judson Memorial Church (part of CMJ Fest HQ), KEXP brings in some of the week's biggest bands for live on-air performances that you can attend too.
Half Moon Run, Ghost Wave, Traumahelikopter, Birth of Joy, Prata Vetra, Instrumenti @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
Filter Magazine brings its Culture Collide festival to NYC in day party form with a pretty good line-up, including Montreal's Half Moon Run and New Zealand's Ghost Wave who are better than their name may have led to to believe.
Jacco Gardner, Ghost Wave, Tweens, Doug Keith, Casual Sex, John Murry, Ski Lodge @ Mission Sound Recording (FREE)
This is a pretty killer line-up, playing at Williamsburg recording studio Mission Sound Recording. Jacco Gardner and Tweens both made our list of 30 Artists to Check Out and we dig Ski Lodge and Ghost Wave as well.
Ratking, Ava Luna, Jamaican Queens, Krill, Calvin Love, Crispy Hexx, Young Oprah Winfrey @ Muchmore's (FREE)
This free My Social List day party features indie rappers Ratking, funk-punk collective Ava Luna, nasally indie rockers Krill, lo-fi pop dude Calvin Love and more. Noon-6.
Kirin J Callinan, TOPS, Pegasus Warning, Shy Hunters, Weeknight @ Bowery Electric ($5)
Sam Mickens is throwing this $5 day party at Bowery Electric (or free with CMJ badge), that's being headlined at 5 PM by crazy weird one-man band Kirin J Callinan, who is sure to put the "party" in "day party." Arbutus-signed Montreal band TOPS is on right before him at 4:15 and they're worth catching too.
Psychic Twin, Diamond Bones, Manicanparty, Palehound, Dark North, Clementine and the Galaxy, And the Kids
The band we most want to see at this one is Palehound, who is about to release her Bent Nail EP (stream it on Stereogum) on Exploding In Sound Records (the former home of her friends Speedy Ortiz). It's an excellent EP, pulling equally from quiet anti-folk and abrasive noise rock. She's on at 4 PM.
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School of Night @ Mercury Lounge - 10/11/13
The Antlers have been pretty quiet lately because they're in the studio working on a new album, but one of the members, Darby Cicci, has been less quiet with his new side project, School of Night. His debut self-titled EP just came out this week (10/15) via Minus Green, and if you're a fan of the airy, layered indie pop that The Antlers make (or Grizzly Bear), you'll probably dig this EP too. The whole thing can be streamed, along with the video for its track "Fire Escape" (directed by Darby himself), below.
Just ahead of the EP's release, School of Night played a Mercury Lounge show last Friday (10/11), where Antlers singer Peter Silberman made a guest appearance during his set. Pictures from that show are in this post. Grand Resort opened, but we missed them.
School of Night also has more shows scheduled, including two this week for CMJ. Both shows happen on Thursday (10/17). First, he plays the I Guess I'm Floating party at Pianos (he's on upstairs at 2:30), and then he heads next door to the NYCTaper party at Cake Shop, which he plays at 4:30. Both of those shows are totally free.
All dates are listed, along with full lineups for those shows, more Mercury Lounge pics, EP stream and video, below...