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Shonen Knife @ The Wick 9/12/2014
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Japanese cult band Shonen Knife -- rocking from Osaka since 1981 -- are currently in the US supporting their new album, Overdrive, that finds them putting a bit of '70s glam sparkling on their signature punky pop. Their tour hit NYC over the weekend with a show at The Wick on Friday (9/12) that was well matched with Habibi and fellow Japanese band (living in NYC), The Suzan. Pictures from the night as well as video of Shonen Knife performing Economic Crisis" and "Antonio Baka Guy" are in this post.

From here, Shonen Knife's tour heads west, before returning to NYC for CMJ next month. Stay tuned for more details about CMJ shows. More pics, plus video from their show at The Wick, below...

Continue reading "Shonen Knife played The Wick with Habibi & The Suzan (pics, video), will be back for CMJ"

new Myths

Brooklyn trio New Myths, who count Future Punx keytar player Brit Boras as a member, are in the midst of a residency at Pianos. The next show in the residency happens tonight (8/14) with Skymatic, Two Seconds to Midnight, Little Anchor, Tutlie, and Frealane; followed by shows the next two Thursdays this month, August 21 with Prayers, Teen Commandments, 10 Million and The Control Group; and August 28 with The Suzan, Midnight Hollow, Basic Shapes, and The Britanys. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now.

The band's debut album, Give Me Noise, comes out on October 14 via their own Taming Ghosts label, and we've got the premiere of its new single, "Howl," which is equal parts synth pop and hard rock. You can listen to that below...

Continue reading "New Myths in residency at Pianos, releasing an LP (stream a track)"

Shonen Knife at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Shonen Knife

Japanese cult punk trio Shonen Knife put out a new album, Overdrive, this year, and they've since announced that they'll return to North America to support it on a tour here. That tour hits NYC at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick on September 12. Opening the show are Habibi and The Suzan, making for an all around strong bill. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Bad Luck Song" from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Shonen Knife released a new album, touring, playing NYC with Habibi and The Suzan (dates & video)"

by Bill Pearis

Beverly at Cake Shop last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Beverly, the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose, have just released a new song from their forthcoming debut album, out July 1 on Kanine. Like the whole record, "You Can't Get it Right" is an insanely catchy piece of poppy indie rock and you can stream it below.

The full-band version of Beverly (which currently doesn't feature Frankie in the group) made their live debut a couple weeks ago (they were really good) and they've got more shows on the horizon. Beverly play the Randall's Island Frieze Art Fair on May 11 with Suzi Analogu, Doble Pletina, The Suzan, and Laila. Then they'll play a record release party at Baby's All Right on June 28. No word on tickets or openers for that show.

The show at Frieze is part of a music festival dubbed WITHOUT that runs May 8 - 11 and is curated by Tom Tom Magazine. It happens outside the fair and is free and open to the public. Noveller and Clinical Trials are among the other bands playing -- full schedule is below.

Speaking of Tom Tom and Beverly, Fred Armisen interviewed Drew and Frankie for the Tom Tom and you can watch a video of them talking drums and other topics below.

"You Can't Get It Right" stream, plus "Honey Do," below...

Continue reading "Beverly share new song from debut LP, got interviewed by Fred Armisen, playing Frieze Art Fair music fest & NYC release show"

by Bill Pearis

Household @ DbA Jan. 2013 (more by Ivey Haber)

Brooklyn postpunk band Household are calling it quits, but will play one last show before they do -- Saturday (4/26) at Baby's All Right. If you've never given the band a spin, well shame on you, but you can listen to 2013's mini-LP, Elaines, in full below. If you like skeletal early-'80s pop like Liliput, The Slits, or Girls at Our Best, Household follow that tradition very well.

Saturday's final performance is part of The Good Festival which "celebrates local music and good food initiatives with cooking demos + sustainable-living workshops between bands' sets." The rest of the lineup is good too, with The Suzan, The Naked Heroes, Juan Wauters, Wild Yaks and The Wives.

As for the cooking demos part, here's what to expect:

PLANT PROPAGATION: Melissa Metrick, Roberta's Garden
GET YOUR JAM ON: Anarchy in a Jar
NO BAKE TART: Meredith Alcarese, Local Roots CSA Member
Doors are at 6 PM with bands starting at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale. Flyer for The Good Festival and Household album stream below...

Continue reading "Household breaking up, playing final show as part of Good Festival at Baby's All Right with Juan Wauters & more"

Warpaint at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

There are a lot of post-SXSW artists swinging through town tonight, making for show overload. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cut Copy, Jessy Lanza, Turkish Prison @ Terminal 5
Cut Copy bring their trusty synth pop over from Australia for a sold-out two-night run at Terminal 5, beginning tonight. If you're going, don't miss Hyperdub-signed downtempo pop singer Jessy Lanza, who was pretty impressive last week at SXSW.

Warpaint, Cate Le Bon @ Webster Hall
Warpaint's second album is a slow burn, more about vibe than obvious singles, but the record has many sultry charms. They're very good live too. If you're attending this sold-out show don't miss the wonderful Cate Le Bon who opens.

The War On Drugs, TEEN, Sore Eros @ MHOW
The War on Drugs sound better than ever on their new album, Lost in the Dream, which takes the sound they honed on 2011's Slave Ambient and expands on it. Tonight they wrap up their sold-out three-night run in NYC.

How To Dress Well, Forest Swords @ Rough Trade
R&B singer/songwriter How to Dress Well recently released a new single, "Words I Don't Remember," which sounded pretty promising that he only continues to get better. He's in NYC tonight for this sold out Rough Trade NYC show, which is the venue's first night open after having closed for months (but the second show -- Rathborne plays an early show at 7:30). Psychedelic beatmaker Forest Swords opens tonight and he's worth catching too.

Ex Hex, Andrew Cedermark @ Mercury Lounge
Ex Hex is the newest project of Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium, Autoclave), and from seeing them at SXSW and CMJ, it sounds like Mary is still churning out great songs over 20 years into her career. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Big Ups, Roomrunner, Greys, Kal Marks @ Shea Stadium
This is a NYC show for recent Carpark signees, Greys, on their way back home from SXSW to Toronto. The METZ-like punks will be joined by a solid local-ish lineup that includes NYC caustic post-hardcore band Big Ups, Baltimore grunge lovers Roomrunner, and Boston indie rockers Kal Marks.

Anamanaguchi, Maxo, Awkwafina @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's musical entertainment is headlined by hyperactive 8-bit pop band Anamanaguchi.

The Clientele, Versus, Barbara Manning, The Saturday People @ The Bell House
he good folks at Chickfactor throw another birthday party at the Bell House, with lots of hand-picked bands both old and new. Tonight features a the first show in nine years from the classic Strange Geometry line-up of The Clientele, plus indie rock vets Versus, onetime SF Seals singer Barbara Manning and DC pop vets The Saturday People.

The Body, Theologian, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
The Body tour pretty constantly and their noisy sludge never gets old. Tonight they return to Saint Vitus for another show here with Theologian and Couch Slut.

Woman's Hour, Jenny Hval, Future Of What @ Glasslands
This London four-piece have been together since 2011, and over the course of a handful of singles have carved out an identifiable sound: chilled-out pop, heavy on synths but strictly slow-dance material. Comparisons to The xx are not entirely off-mark, but the quartet aren't quite that minimal. Having just played SXSW, they're in NYC for two shows, this being the second. If you're going tonight, don't miss Jenny Hval, who brings over her terrifically strange art pop all the way from Norway.

Fat White Family @ BV SXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Fat White Family, Shilpa Ray, Vaadat Charigim, Memo @ Pianos
Hide the children! The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band, and this is your first of three chances here to do so. Tonight's an early-ish show (FWF are on at 10 PM) with Israeli shoegazers Vaadat Charigim and local hellion Shilpa Ray. That's a good show!

Shellshag, Brick Mower, Ben Snakepit, Pity Party @ Acheron
It's a great show at Acheron tonight with local DIY vets Shellshag, their punky Don Giovanni labelmates Brick Mower, Austin zinester Ben Snakepit, and ex-The Measure [sa] punks Pity Party.

The Suzan, Clinical Trials, Fielded, Psychic Reality @ Death by Audio
There's some good local music on this bill, including indie pop band The Suzan and electronic pop singer/producer Fielded.

Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy, Gym Shorts, Big Neck Police @ Emet
NYC punks Mannequin Pussy have been a regular on the local live scene for a while, but this is their first hometown show since announcing their signing to Tiny Engines (Cayetana, The Hotelier). Also of note on this bill is local guitar-less punks Vulture Shit.

Tanks Amigo, Christines, Univers, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control @ Cake Shop
Spanish band Univers make a reverby sound not too far off from Girls Names or Crystal Stilts; members of CS are part of Tanks Amigo who play their first show in two years; and Christines is the very Swervedriver-y new band from Andy Burr of Woven Bones.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Axxa/Abraxas, Donovan Blanc, Anika (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
Ben Asbury made the new Axxa / Abraxas album with Jarvis Taveniere from Woods, and you can definitely hear some of his band in Axxa/Abraxas -- the folky psych-pop and occasional falsetto vocals. Tonight's his first NYC show and also features the mysterious Donovan Blanc, plus a DJ from German singer Anika.

FaltyDL, Teengirl Fantasy, Huerco S, Weird Magic DJ set @ Baby's All Right
The late show at Baby's tonight is a dancey one with three of NYC's finest beatmakers.

NO, Reuben and the Dark, The Darcys @ Cameo Gallery
All three of these bands are on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts, and their joint tour is in NYC for two shows, this being the first. We're partial to The Darcys who have been known to cover whole albums by Steely Dan.

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

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by Bill Pearis


Japanese trio Buffalo Daughter were best known in the late '90s when they were signed to Beastie Boys' label, Grand Royal. Their 1998 album New Rock exemplifies was they do, mining synthpop, krautrock and hiphop into one funky bouillabaisse. You can check out the video for "Great Five Lakes" below and stream the whole album via Rdio. The band have remained active ever since, their last album being 2010's Weapons of Math Destruction. You can stream that via Rdio too.

Buffalo Daughter are currently on tour in North America and this weekend they're in NYC, playing with their old pals Cibo Matto tonight (3/8) at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets are still available. Then Sunday (3/9) they play Baby's All Right with The Suzan. Tickets for that are on sale now.

This week they'll be heading to Austin for SXSW where they'll play the Peelander Z fest on Friday (3/14) at the Grackle (flyer below). All dates are listed, along with that video below.

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No Joy @ Mexican Summer Five (more by P Squared)
No Joy

Last week we posted that Dam-Funk were added to Brooklyn Night Bazaar's upcoming slate of shows on March 7. Since then, BKNB have announced even more of their spring schedule, with some pretty cool artists planned for the next couple months, including Ash, Guards, No Joy, Young Galaxy, Fear of Men and more.

Montreal widescreen synth pop combo Young Galaxy will play on Saturday, March 15 with American Royalty (who just played Baby's All Right), Bowmont, and Late Guest at the Party. That's the second of two nights presented by T / My Free Concert -- the Friday (3/14) show being Guards and more TBA.

On Saturday, April 5, it's long-running (and underrated) Irish band Ash (who lived here in NYC for a while) who will play with Run River North, and Golden Suits. That's part of a weekend presented by Pandora, with Bronze Radio Return, Boston's Gem Club (here not that long ago), and The Suzan playing on Friday, April 5.

Then the weekend of April 18/19 is presented by Insound and Kanine Records. The Friday show (4/18) is with UK band Fear of Men whose new album will be out around the time of this show, plus Drew Citron and Frankie Rose's band Beverly (whose new song we dig a lot), Toronto's Alvvays (who just played with Yuck at Bowery) and Florida band Beach Day. Then for the Saturday show (4/19), it's Montreal's No Joy, Philadelphia's Bleeding Rainbow (new LP and NYC release show at the end of Feb.), felow Philly band Little Big League, and a second appearance by Beach Day. Note that Saturday is also Record Store Day, so if you blew all your money on limited edition vinyl, remember Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are free. Beverly, Beach Day and Bleeding Rainbow all feature on Kanine RDS compilation Non Violent Femmes.

Lastly, Friday, April 25 will play host to Total Slacker (who just had a record release party) and Reputante.

In addition to the free shows, Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers amusements (ping pong, mini golf, pinball and vintage arcade games), beer and wine, gourmet food, and a variety of shopping options from local vendors.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion just played BKNB this past weekend and this weekend it's Widowspeak, Jessica Pratt, Porches, Ponyhof on Friday (2/21); and Savoir Adore and more on Saturday (2/22).

Phosphorescent @ Chicago's Metro on 9.20.2013 (more by James Richards IV)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Phosphorescent, Julianna Barwick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Phosphorescent is about to wrap up a great year that's seen a pretty significant increase in critical and fan love for the band with a four-night sold-out run at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is the first night, and it's the only one that main man Matthew Houck will be playing solo, the other three are full-band. Opening tonight's show and tomorrow's is ambient pop artist Julianna Barwick, who's not to miss either.

Every Time I Die, Letlive, Code Orange Kids, Angel Du$t @ Saint Vitus
Every Time I Die is headlining this show, but if you're going, we think you shouldn't miss Code Orange Kids, whose brand of post-hardcore is as ferocious musically as the band's live show. Since the show sold out, they added an early one that you can still get tickets to.

Field Mouse, The Box Tiger, Tancred, Mount Sharp @ Pianos
Pianos has a solid show tonight with Field Mouse who make shoegazy indie pop and Tancred, the solo project of Now, Now guitarist Jess Abbott which gives her a chance to do stuff with a rockier edge than her other, atmospheric band.

MS MR, Haerts, Magic Man @ Secret Location
The label and party-throwers Neon Gold are celebrating their Fifth Anniversary tonight with this invite-only party featuring ebullient pop duo MS MR and more.

Nacho Picasso, GDP (w/ Space Jesus), Lakutis, DVS, Perrion, Rosegold @ 285 Kent
If you're into weirdo rap, there's no lack of that at this show, with Nacho Picasso who has some pretty good mixtapes out, Run for Cover-signed GDP, Das Racist associate Lakutis, and more.

The Early November, Allison Weiss, Oh Honey @ Bowery Ballroom
NJ emo band The Early November celebrated the tenth anniversary of their debut The Room's Too Cold this year with a reissue and a couple shows playing the album in full, including this one. It's sold out, but if you've got tickets, it's worth showing up for indie rock singer/songwriter Allison Weiss too.

The Suzan, Metalleg, Death Moth @ Glasslands
Japanese band living in New York, The Suzan are working on the follow-up to 2010's Bjorn Yttling-produced Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat. A lot of fun live, they play tonight with party rockers Metalleg, and Tucson's dusty-sounding Death Moth.

Crushed Out, Caged Animals, Turner Cody, Rosy Street, Give to Light @ Shea Stadium
Caged Animals debut their new four-piece version of the band tonight at this show that's being headlined by rock n' roll duo Crushed Out, plus the charming pop of Turner Cody and more.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's playing tonight, but you can check Max's Twitter.

Peter Walker @ Union Pool
A disciple of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, as well as a close personal associate of the famed leftist lawyer William Kunstler and Timothy Leary, guitarist Peter Walker plays his first NYC show in seven years tonight.

Fredo Santana, Young Gleesh, A$AP Ant @ Santos Party House
Fredo Santana made a splash this year with his song with Kendrick Lamar, "Jealous," and tonight the Chicago rapper finally makes his NYC debut. If you're going, you don't wanna miss A$AP Ant of the burgeoning A$AP Mob either.

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

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Eternal Summers @ MHOW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Back in March, Eternal Summers went to Austin to make their new album with Doug Gillard behind the boards. The album, which was funded via Pledgemusic, is titled The Drop Beneath and will be out early 2014. Chances are they'll be playing a few of those new songs live this week in NYC at one of their many CMJ gigs. They currently have four lined up to choose from:

Wednesday (10/16) - Pianos (6:30 PM) - Kanine Day Party (FREE)
Wednesday (10/16) - Cameo (11 PM) - Kanine / Carpark / Mexican Summer showcase (tix)
Saturday (10/19) - Pianos (7 PM) International Rescue showcase
Saturday (10/19) - Grand Victory (10 PM) - Break Thru Radio showcase
Full line-ups for those shows are listed below.

Continue reading "Eternal Summers ready 'The Drop Beneath,' playing CMJ"

by Bill Pearis

Savoir Adore @ LA's The Echo, 8/7/2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Savoir Adore

As mentioned, Savoir Adore are headlining Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (9/21) with openers The Suzan, plus Ski Lodge, who were more recently added to the bill. The MHOW show is their biggest hometown show to date and they're sporting an extra-large version of the band with members of St. Lucia and Jukebox the Ghost adding extra percussion. Tickets are still available.

In our current age of instant hype, Savoir Adore have taken their time, rising steadily -- perhaps stealthily -- over the last five years through old fashioned hard work. That, and an ear for hooks and giant choruses that burrow into your head and refuse to leave. Those melodic skills can be heard on the band's second album, Our Nature, which was self-released last year and was picked up by Nettwerk this year. The new single off the album is "Regalia" and we've got the premiere of the Mighty Five remix of that song. You can stream that, and watch the video for it too, below.

Savoir Adore also did a BV Studio Session not too long ago and have a couple more East Coast shows after MHOW. Those dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Savoir Adore got remixed (stream it), their MHOW show w/ The Suzan & Ski Lodge is this weekend"

Savoir Adore @ MHOW in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Savoir Adore are still riding on their second album Our Nature which, after a self-release last year, got picked up by Nettwerk back in March. The band's "Dreamers" video is closing in on one million views on YouTube and you can watch it below. The band play with pals/tourmates/collaborators The French Horn Rebellion at The Westway on Thursday (7/18) and tickets are still available.

Then in September, Savoir Adore will play their biggest headling show yet, hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 21 with The Suzan as support. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today (7/17) at noon with tickets going on sale to the general public Friday (7/19) at noon. In between, the band have a couple West Coast shows lined up. All dates are listed, along with the "Dreamers" video, below.

Continue reading "Savoir Adore play with French Horn Rebellion this week, headline MHOW in September ++ other dates"

Frankie Rose @ Celebrate Brooklyn 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose is busy finishing up her third solo record, which is titled Herein Wild, and due out early fall 2013. She also has a couple shows coming up, including playing next weekend (7/6) at Brooklyn Museum's free Target First Saturdays.

UPDATE: She's not playing solo now, but her other band Beverly is.

The music portion of the day is a diverse line-up that includes The Hungry March Band, Michael Hill's Blues Mob and hip-hop group Brown Bag All Stars. Frankie plays at 7 PM.

Frankie will also be playing day 1 (Friday, 7/19) of 2013 Pitchfork Festival.

Brooklyn Museum also hosts the Audiophile Series, which will have Heliotropes and The Suzan on July 25 and Xenia Rubinos and DJ Rizzla on August 15. Those shows are free with museum admission (which is a suggested donation).

Peace at Glasslands, December 2012 (more by Robert Altman)

Lilys @ The Bell House in 2008 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Peace @ Knitting Factory
They look like the '90s but sound a little closer to Mystery Jets' avant-pop, UK buzz band Peace's tour hits NYC tonight for the first of two shows. Tonight's is at Knitting Factory with tourmates Team Spirit (the newish band from onetime Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy) and the gentle shoegaze of Hints. Tickets are still available.

Spinal Tap Vinyl Reissue Party @ Passenger Bar
Come out and celebrate the first vinyl pressing of Spinal Tap's debut album since its initial release tonight at Williamsburg's Passenger Bar. We're presenting the party which features Brooklyn Brewery beer specials and DJ sets from Mike V of The Everymen and D. Jane Gherkin. "The DJ's are hand picked Tap fans who will play a mix of Tap and hits (and misses) from the Tap era. The movie will be playing, $3 Brooklyn Brewery specials, and an opportunity to celebrate the Tap with your fellow Tap heads." Insert your favorite Tap quote here.

We're also giving away a copy of the vinyl reissue of the Spinal Tap soundtrack. Flyer for tonight's party below.

The Menzingers @ Saint Vitus
The Menzingers have been on tour for a few weeks with Fake Problems, Restorations, and Captain, We're Sinking, and they're about to wrap that tour up in the NYC-area this weekend. It ends completely in Asbury Park tomorrow, but not before a sold out show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus tonight.

Elliphant @ Glasslands
Swedish pop singer Elliphant has been on tour with Twin Shadow (who just played Governors Ball), and she'll take a night off from that for her own NYC show at Glasslands tonight with Heartsrevolution and a DJ set from Computer Magic.

Chickfactor 21 @ Bell House
The best sideways, lower-case indie zine around, chickfactor is celebrating 21 years in existence this week at The Bell House which means its legal to drink so buy it a shot. The first night of the three-day fest features the mercurial Lilys, plus onetime Tiger Trap singer Rose Melberg, Australia's legendary Cannanes, local indie rockers Versus and "special guests" which will actually probably be quite special. Tickets are still available.

Villagers @ Bowery Ballroom
Last seen playing acoustically at Greenpoint's Manhattan Inn, Villagers return to NYC for a full-band show at Bowery Ballroom. San Fermin opens and tickets are still available.

The Suzan

The Suzan, Xenia Rubinos and more @ The Delancey
From Japan but living here in NYC, The Suzan are always a lot of fun live. Hopefully they'll soon deliver a follow-up to 2010's Bjorn Yttling-produced sophomore album. This show is an official New Music Seminar showcase that also features the talented Xenia Rubinos and is FREE.

Los Straitjackets @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
Luchador surf band Los Straitjackets will be playing City Winery tonight as part of the Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival. Because nothing says wine festival like five masked men playing you instrumental rock and roll. Hey, it's free.

The Postelles, Pretty & Nice at Studio @ Webster Hall
The band we're most interested in on this bill are Pretty & Nice, whose nervy brand of power pop recalls '80-era Squeeze and XTC, or the twisty melodies of AC Newman and can be heard on their new album. This one is also part of the New Music Seminar, but it's not free. Tickets are $13.

Life Size Maps, Friend Roulette & more @ Pianos
Another New Music Seminar show happening tonight is the one at Pianos which includes Life Size Maps, Friend Roulette, The Grizzled Mighty, and Twin Wave.

Saul Williams @ Highline Ballroom
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues with a sold out spoken word set from Saul Williams at Highline Ballroom tonight. Jennah Bell is on the bill too.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
18-piece baroque pop collective Mother Falcon continue their two NYC residencies with a Littlefield show tonight. Gary Lucas (Gods and Monsters, Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart) will be the special guest at tonight's show.

Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, and Shahzad Ismaily @ Le Poisson Rouge
Le Poisson Rouge continues their ongoing billing of experimental artists (as part of the LPR X 5 Series) with a great lineup tonight of Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, and Shahzad Ismaily, plus Matana Roberts.

Pictureplane DJ set @ The DL
We know it's just a DJ set, but Pictureplane finds a way to make any event that he's part of interesting, so this should be a good one. Other DJs on the bill include Becka Diamond and Silent Drape Runners.

Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout @ Good Co.
The Bresnitz brothers behind Finger on the Pulse and Snacky Tunes are back with another summer's worth of BBQ Blowouts at Williamsburg spot Good Co. DJ Todd will be spinning tunes with onetime Top Chef contender Dale Talde will be manning the grill. $10 advance tickets ($15 at the door) get you a plate of (probably mostly un-vegan) food and a beer. 7 PM - 10 PM.

"Sinatra in the Park" at Central Park Summerstage
If you happened to have $25,000 extra dollars this evening, you may consider buying a VIP Pass to Summerstage's all-star fundraiser gala that, this year, is a Frank Sinatra tribute. The package includes backstage passes, a cocktail party, a shout-out from the stage, a three course dinner and a full page ad in the program. If you are feeling a bit more reserved, the $15,000 package is a nice one as well, but good luck getting backstage. Either way it goes to City Parks Foundation and is tax deductable. John Pizzarelli and The Swing Seven, Andrew Bird, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III and (just announced) John Legend will be among those covering Ol' Blue Eyes in Central Park. $100 general admission tickets are sold out.

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Midnight Magic @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin]

The Brooklyn Museum is back with another season of concerts in their Audiophile series. You maybe checked out Ava Luna and Lushlife a couple weeks ago (4/18). The next one happens May 16 and features electro-disco ensemble Midnight Magic and Teengirl Fantasy. In addition to the music, Nail artists Jessica Washick, Eda Levenson, and Ami Vega will also be on hand doing one-of-a-kind nail designs ($25 - $50). The concert is free with museum admission ($12 suggested donation). 7 PM.

Audiophine happens again on July 25 with BV faves Heliotropes and Japanese party band The Suzan. Speaking of, Heliotropes (who'll be at 4Knots this summer) were the musical guest on The Chris Gethard Show this week and you can watch that episode below. (FF to 23 minutes and 51 minutes for their performances.)

Brooklyn Museum is also doing a couple dance parties. On June 20, they'll have DJ collective I Love Vinyl for a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the LP. Then on August 15, it's DJ Rizzla and a live performance from Xenia Rubinos. Both these events run from 7 - 10 PM and are free with museum admission.

Video of Heliotropes on the Chris Gethard show is below.

Continue reading "Midnight Magic, Heliotropes, Teengirl Fantasy, The Suzan and more playing Brooklyn Museum 'Audiophile' concert series"

photos by Dylan Johnson

Peelander-Z at Brain Cave Festival - 4/11/13

Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival went down this past Thursday (4/11) through Sunday (4/14) mostly at Europa (it also included a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market). The first night had a good dose of rock from Peelander-Z, The Suzan, and Eula, plus a horn-filled set from Zongo Junction and Supremes tribute band Guyanna Ross and the Supremes. Pictures of those bands are this post. It also featured Gunfight! and Hoya, who unfortunately we missed.

You can catch Eula again at Mercury Lounge on May 23 with Friend Roulette and Matty Fasano. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/19) at noon.

More pictures, plus video of Guyanna Ross and the Supremes, below...

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Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year from April 11 to 14 at Europa. The festival features four days of local bands including Peelander-Z, Eula, The Suzan, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Cat Martino, and more. The full lineup and schedule, along with the trailer video and flyer for the festival, are below.

Tickets for each individual night and a 4-day pass option are on sale now.

Schedule, video, and flyer below...

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The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

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Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.


Cake Shop added a last minute New Year's Eve show:

ring in that new better year with
>> PICTUREPLANE << full set [lovepump united]
+THE SUZAN [fools gold] 10pm
+SASHA DESREE 1am [splash/blissed out]
plus special guests and multiple surprises
9:45 DOORS
21+, please bring your ID
Everything else is listed HERE.

Speaking of Cake Shop, did you see Andy Bodor's end of year list?

Also check out our guides to NYE shows in Austin and Chicago.

Follow BrooklynVegan on Instagram.

Happy New Year!

What else?


Tickets for the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Sharon Van Etten shows at Beacon Theatre are on presale (password: "CAVE"). General on-sale starts Thursday (12/6) at 10 AM.

Beach Fossils play a record release show for their new album, Clash the Truth at Bowery Ballroom on February 23. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon. (UPDATE: That show has been removed from Bowery Ballroom's website. Stay tuned.)

Tickets are also still available for Beach Fossils' New Year's Eve show with Blonde Redhead.

Tickets for the Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude acoustic show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are on sale now.

Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on March 17 with Delhi 2 Dublin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, who did a seven-show run at the Theater at MSG over the weekend, are doing two shows at Wellmont Theatre on February 10. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Tickets for the Indians show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the The Amazing show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Thao & the Get Down Stay Down show at Bowery Ballroom are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Darwin Deez show at Bowery Ballroom, which Caged Animals are opening, are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Buke and Gase show at Bowery Ballroom are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Takka Takka and Pattern is Movement show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Shout Out Louds show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are on AmEx presale now.

The Suzan are playing Glasslands on January 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM, Big Star, etc) is playing Mercury Lounge on February 16. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.

Lushlife is opening for Steven A. Clark at Mercury Lounge on January 10. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.

Heliotropes at 480 Pixels party in August, one of many bands who had shows at Delinquency this week, (more by Chris La Putt)

To all Delinquency family, friends, performers, and promoters: We regret to inform that we have been forced to close temporarily and relocate all CMJ shows:(((( Please stay tuned for new show locations. We are supper bummed but will be back in a few weeks to continue spreading the loving party vibes and good times we have all shared this amazing summer. - [Delinquency Facebook]
As mentioned above, Bushwick venue Delinquency got shut down and will be closed for the time being, meaning all their CMJ shows are finding new homes. So far:

Tonight's Sleepies, Mr. Dream, Yvette, Alan Watts and Fasano show has been moved to XPO 929 (more info here).

Tuesday's Permanent Wave/Greenpointers Blog/Campers' Rule Records showcase (10/16) with Heliotropes, Leda, Beach Day, Backwords, The Suzan and Easy Lover has been relocated to Public Assembly.

Wednesday's We Listen for You / The Needle Drop / Beats Per Minute day party (10/17) with Dent May, Mac Demarco, Teen Suicide, Poor Lily, The Deloreans, Attic and Abasement has also been moved to Public Assembly

No word yet on where Wednesday night's Mobil party (10/17 with Heems, Sasha Go Hard, Kitty Pryde + more) will end up, or Bird Dog day party on Thursday (10/18 with Ava Luna, Royal Canoe, Fegrus and Geronimo, Murals and more), or the Old Flame Records / Heist or Hit Record day party on Friday (10/19 w/ Caged Animals, Your Youth, Gross Relations and more) but Delinquency has been posting updates on their Facebook.

by Andrew Sacher


Japanese-born/Brooklyn-residing post-punk trio ZZZ's were formed this past March with Youkaku (guitar/vox), Yukary (bass/vox), and Lyn (drums), all of whom were members of Hystoic Vein, who broke up in October 2011. They've got three bleak studio recordings online at the moment -- the piercing, Yeah Yeah Yeahs-sounding "Suicide," and two drearier, yet equally dissonant cuts, "Dystopia" and "Cut it Out" -- all of which you can stream below. You can also check out a few live videos of other songs from their Fontana's show this past April, the chugging "Busy Bee," and the no-wavey "Hour Glass."

The girls will be playing a handful of local shows during and before CMJ. First they'll play Glasslands on Sunday (10/14) with Pony Bones and Electric Set (tickets). Then for CMJ, they'll play Cake Shop on October 17 with Hussle Club, I.R.O.K., Punks on Mars, Ghost Wave, Pyschobuildings, Half Undressed, Communist Daughter, and Blessed Feathers; the Sam Mickens-presented show at Bowery Electric on 10/18 (4 PM) with Blue Hawaii, TOPS, and Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders; Grand Victory on 10/18 (9 PM) with The Netherlands, DON'T, Gentlemen, and Cinema, Cinema; and FreeCandy on 10/20 (905 Atlantic Ave, 2nd Floor) with The Suzan, Trabajo, 1200 Trees, and Unkle Yva Punkfaggot.

Those local dates are the only ones the band has scheduled at the moment. You can read them in list form, listen to those song streams, and watch those live videos below.

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(via @bangzy_)

Tickets for the Ben Gibbard show at Town Hall go on AmEx presale and fan club presale today at noon.

Tickets for the SBTRKT show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Django Django show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Zambri and The Suzan will play Mercury Lounge on August 31. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. Zambri and Stagnant Pools were added to the Maximo Park show at Webster Hall (9/13). Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets for the Black Moth Super Rainbow show at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. A ticket link has now been posted for their Bowery Ballroom show, but no presale for that one.

The Whigs are playing Bowery Ballroom on September 19 and Glasslands on November 10. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on AmEx presale today with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 7 AM.

Electric Six are playing Mercury Lounge on October 26 and 27. Tickets for both of those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon.

MS MR, who have upcoming shows supporting Marina and the Diamonds, will open for Grouplove at Terminal 5 on November 2. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon.

Tickets for the Nada Surf shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tilly and the Wall show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the AC Newman show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Despite what was originally announced, tickets for his Maxwell's show go on sale Friday (7/27) at noon, not today.

Tickets for the James Iha show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kitty Pryde show at Santos went on sale at 10 AM today.

Hilly Eye at Acheron earlier this month (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Hilly Eye

Annual all ages, DIY music festival Hillstock is returning to Brooklyn this year from June 22-24 across four spaces in Clinton Hill. Day 1 (6/22) begins with a kickoff party at Free Candy on 905 Atlantic Ave with Math the Band, Ava Luna, Hop Along, Heaven's Gate, and more. On day 2 (6/23) we'll get the free block party at 106 Emerson Place with Hilly Eye, The Suzan, Life Size Maps, Swear and Shake, surprise guests and more, followed by a $5 afterparty with Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Twitchers, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Sega Genocide. The fest wraps up on 6/24 with a backyard picnic at 402½ Park Avenue headlined by surprise guests and also featuring Archipelago, Emilyn Brodsky, Modern Hut, and more.

The full schedule, flier and a trailer video are below...

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