Entries tagged with: The Suzan
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, mising 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.
No Joy @ Mexican Summer Five (more by P Squared)
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.
Phosphorescent @ Chicago's Metro on 9.20.2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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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.
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.
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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)Full line-ups for those shows are listed below.
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
by Bill Pearis
Savoir Adore @ LA's The Echo, 8/7/2013 (more by Wei Shi)
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.
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.
Frankie Rose @ Celebrate Brooklyn 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
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, 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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
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:
CAKESHOP's NEW YEARS EVE 2012/2013!!Everything else is listed HERE.
ring in that new better year with
>> PICTUREPLANE << full set [lovepump united]
+DJ DOG DICK (11pm and COUNTDOWN)
+THE SUZAN [fools gold] 10pm
+SASHA DESREE 1am [splash/blissed out]
plus special guests and multiple surprises
$15, ADMISSION INCLUDES FREE DRINK(S)
21+, please bring your ID
Speaking of Cake Shop, did you see Andy Bodor's end of year list?
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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.)
Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on March 17 with Delhi 2 Dublin. Tickets for that show are on sale 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.
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.
Hilly Eye at Acheron earlier this month (more by Andrew St. Clair)
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...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Terry Malts - Nauseous (MP3)
Terry Malts's debut album, Killing Time, is one of 2012's more enjoyable slabs of wax: 14 tracks of buzzy pop in 33 minutes, loaded with "whoah ohs," party anthems, sing-a-long choruses and feedback. You can download "Nauseous" at the top of this post, watch the video for "I Do" below or stream the entire album at Spotify.
Terry Malts begin a US tour next month that will bring them to New York for a April 21 show at Glasslands with The Suzan and Mainland. Click through for all Terry Malts tour dates.
Ava Luna at BV Holiday Party last month/year (more by Jessica Amaya)
Wintersleep are going on a short North American tour this month which ends in 2 NYC dates happening on January 24 at Mercury Lounge with Pretty & Nice and January 25 at Glasslands with ARMS and Writer. Tickets for the Mercury show and the Glasslands show are on sale now. All Wintersleep dates are listed below.
Speaking of ARMS, their frontman, Todd Goldstein, is opening for John Roderick (of the Long Winters) at his Mercury Lounge show (1/28), which is three days after ARMS play Glasslands and one day after John Roderick opens for Aimee Mann at her sold out MHOW show. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are still available.
Rewards were also just announced as the opener for the second School of Seven Bells show at Mercury Lounge (3/1). Their record release show (happening at the same venue on 2/28) sold out and Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday (1/6) at noon.
Both Rewards and School of Seven Bells also DJ in Brooklyn next Friday (1/13) at Cameo Gallery with CREEP, who is also DJing. Doors are at midnight for this late show, which takes place after Radical Dads play the same venue a few hours earlier. Radical Dads recently played a great set at our Brooklyn Bazaar Holiday Party.
Avan Lava is not to be confused with Ava Luna, who just played a BV Holiday Party with Widowspeak and Twin Sister, the latter of which they're heading out on tour with later this month. That tour doesn't include any NYC dates but Ava Luna just announced their own NYC show happening shortly after the tour ends at Mercury Lounge on February 24 with Celestial Shore, Darlings, and Cindy Lou Gooden. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/11) at noon.
You can catch Darlings in NYC even sooner when they headline Glasslands on Thursday (1/12) with The Suzan, Fabric, and DAYTONA (mems. of Harlem and Wild Yaks). Tickets for that show are available.
Friends play Cameo on January 24th.
Faris (of the Horrors) and Honor (of Cerebral Ballzy) both DJ cameo this Friday night (tomorrow, 1/6).
More Wintersleep & Har Mar dates below...
During our CMJ parties this past October, we partnered with Sony Bloggie to film a video series ("Green Room Sessions") of exclusive performances by artists, many of whom also played at our CMJ events. All of the videos were shot on nothing but Bloggies. We've been slowly revealing some of the videos from the series, but the most of them are finally here and can be watched below.
Chelsea Wolfe performed a new/non-album track called "Feral Love," accompanied only by brooding synths and beats from band member Ben Chisholm, making for a more similar performance to Chelsea's "solo" NYC debut than the full band set she delivered at our Friday party (10/21).
Members of Datarock, sitting on a ladder, played an acoustic guitar/saxophone and red-suit-less rendition of their song "True Stories," which they said they have to play when they're in NYC, as it is their tribute to Talking Heads, with every lyric in the song being a Talking Heads song title.
Laura Stevenson and her Don Giovanni labelmates Shellshag both played songs for us. Laura played a solo acoustic version of "Barnacles" from the Laura Stevenson and the Cans' album Sit Resist on the staircase to the green room at Public Assembly, whereas Shellshag took us out to the waterfront for a stripped down performance of "Face to Face."
Ólöf Arnalds played a new song called "Sudden Elevation" and a cover of Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" which is one of the covers on her new mini album.
Peelander-Z took us outside on North 6th Street, shortly after playing our day party in Public Assembly. With no instruments except their voices, they wrote us a theme song.
Similarly to Chelsea Wolfe, Channy Caselle of Polica performed with just a microphone and samples playing through a guitar amp, as opposed to the massive dual drum rumbling set Polica played at our Saturday party (10/22). She performed "Happy Be Fine" off their upcoming debut LP, Give You the Ghost.
New Zealand band Street Chant, who played our Saturday party, played two songs for us after their set, "Stoned Again" and "You Do the Maths." For both songs, frontwoman Emily Littler played guitar and sang as the rest of her band and members of The Suzan provided claps and backup vocals.
Dave Quon of We Barbarians, who were also on the Saturday party, played an acoustic version of "Chambray" off the band's Headspace EP backstage after their set.
We Were Promised Jetbacks, who were announced on our Thursday (10/20) party at the last minute, played as a three piece because one of their members hadn't arrived to NYC yet at that point. Then, to size their lineup down even more, frontman Adam Thompson performed two songs on his own for us with his acoustic guitar (filmed on the same day they headlined Webster Hall).
A few more are coming, but meanwhile watch all of our completed videos below...
By Bill Pearis
In the grand tradition of weirdo Japanese artrock come Tokyo trio Trippple Nippples, who have been in town wreaking havoc and dropping jaws for the last week. They were originally here for a string of opening slots for Devo but have stuck around New York for a few more shows. (Maybe you saw them at Glasslands last Thursday.)
You've got three more chances to see them: tonight (12/20) they're at Pianos with Hard Nips (how could they not?) and play again at Pianos on 12/27 with The Suzan (it had to happen), and then Shea Stadium (with Hard Nips again) on January 4.
What could be described as the Japanese manic electro pixie version of Gwar, Trippple Nippples' wild stage shows are the stuff of legend, involving -- but not limited to -- milk-shooting prothetic breasts, buckets of glitter, feathers, and spaghetti. (You might want to wear old clothes.) They make music too, hyper shouty electro rock that is pretty fun on its own merits too. Pharrell Williams is a fan.
You can stream a few Trippple Nippples tracks below, and there's live footage from Glasslands and other video treats below too.
by Bill Pearis
Thursday, we're in the thick of it now and maybe some of us are already frazzled. Which might explain why this picks post is shorter than yesterday's. Also, we're starting to see a lot of the same bands, so see this as a reminder as to what's happening where. This isn't comprehensive, just what I personally recommend. I've tried to include set times at the bottom of this post for all parties mentioned.
Hopefully you're going to stop by the BV Day Party at Kniting Factory which has Yellow Ostrich, Still Corners, Hundred Visions, Forest Fire, BOBBY, Main Attrakionz and the just added We Were Promised Jetpacks. Yellow Ostrich kicks things off at 12:30, hope you can make it down. There's free PBR & HobNob Wine too for those over 21.
You can make a day of it in Williamsburg, and we wouldn't grudge you for venue hopping. Public Assembly's got the Pop Montreal party today, with Miracle Fortress, Pat Jordache, Teen Daze, Tops, Tonstartssbandht, and Touchy Mob... plus food courtesy Mile End. Maybe some Montreal-style bagels?
Over at Bruar Falls it's the Camper's Rule Records party, with Radical Dads (if you're from out of town, one of my favorite new local bands), plus Fort Lean, Backords, Beat People, Easter Vomit, Yanqui, and Moonmen On the Moon, Man. Plus, you're running out of chances to hang out at Bruar Falls... it closes at the end of the month.
And at The Woods, there's a cool afternoon/early-evening party being thrown by the folks at all-girl-drummer zine Tom Tom, with a great line-up of bands that, yes, all feature ladies behind the kit. There's Baybee Teeth, Coasting, TEEN, The Suzan, Pearl & the Beard, Brute Heart and Satellite Sky. $5 cover for this one. Let's hope the sound has improved from last year's CMJ-week shows, which was a joke.
Of course it's hard to deny the allure of the Lower East Side, what with five or so clubs all within a block or two of each other, making for very easy show-hopping. The two best are on the same Ludlow Block. At Cake Shop, NYC Taper has indie rawkers Mr. Dream, the widescreen pop of Savoir Adore, the dreamy/dusty sounds of Widowspeak, superior psych group White Fence, the dark anthemecism of Hoop Dreams, plus Prussia and Teletextile.
And at Pianos,I Guess I'm Floating and Tell All Your Friends PR have two floors of fun, with a few Canadians (Grimes, Parlovr, Doldrums), one Australian (Little Red), dance music (Beat Connection, Body Language) and lots more. Full schedule is below.
Okay, those are my daytime choices of choice. Flyers and set times, some for shows not mentioned above, are below.