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photo: Palma Violets @ SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Palma Violets, Public Access TV @ Bowery Ballroom
UK band Palma Violets offer up big hooks and laddish camaraderie and wild fan reaction; their new album, Danger at the Club, just came out this month.

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Sold out.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Paramount
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Tink, Detroit Che, Asia Sparks @ SOB's
It's another edition of Hot 97's' 'Who's Next' show at SOB's tonight with quickly rising Chicago rapper/singer Tink.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Spirit Family Reunion @ Central Park Summerstage
While Derek Trucks is no longer busy with The Allman Brothers Band (who called it quits), he still leads this band with his wife Susan Tedeschi. Brooklyn old time folk revivalists Spirit Family Reunion open and they're worth catching.

Encapsulate, Pleasure Korps, Soren, Deep Pill, Horoscope @ Trans-Pecos
Marshstepper just did their thing at Output last week, and tonight the members play NYC again (separately) for this showcase presented by the Ascetic House collective that they're part of. Jes from Marshstepper is in Pleasure Korps with Chris from Ligature/Warthog/etc, and the other half of Marshstepper is Encapsulate. Elsewhere on the bill is Arizona's Deep Pill and NYC's Soren and Horoscope.

Bobby Rush @ BB King's
Blues veteran Bobby Rush has been active since the '60s, and tonight he plays a tribute to the great BB King, who we lost last week, at his namesake venue.

Chris Brokaw + Tim Foljahn @ HiFi Bar
You may know him as the drummer in Codeine and the guitarist in Come (and playing in Wrekmeister Harmonies, and The New Year), but Chris Brokaw makes music on his own as well, like this year's instrumental The Periscope Twin.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show, this week featuring guests Sheng Wang, Shane Torres, Emmy Blotnick, and Selena Coppock.

Chris Gethard @ UCB Chelsea
Chris Gethard, whose cable show launches soon, performs an hour of stand up "focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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by Bill Pearis


Sleepyhead have centered around singer/guitarist Chris O'Rourke and drummer Rachael McNally since 1989 when they formed while students at NYU. With a sound that was both noisy and winsome, Sleepyhead released records on Slumberland, Homestead and other labels in the '90s. O'Rourke and McNally, now married, still make music and with new bassist Derej Van Beever, Sleepyhead just released Wild Sometimes, their first album in 15 years, via stalwart Chicago indie label Carrot Top. You can stream the whole thing below and check out the video for "Life is Hard" which co-stars the bandmembers' kids.

Sleepyhead have a couple live dates coming up, including one at NYC's Union Hall on Saturday (9/13) with The Special Pillow (featuring former Sleepyhead bassist and Hypnolovewheel member Dan Cuddy) and Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar). Tickets for that show are on sale. The band also have a Boston-area show coming up and dates are listed, along with video and album streams, below...

Continue reading "Nineties indie rockers Sleepyhead made first new LP in 15 years (stream it), playing shows, including NYC this weekend"


The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"

DOWNLOAD: Jennifer O'Connor - "Running Start" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tim Foljahn - "New Light" (MP3)

Jennifer O'Connor at Maxwell's in 2009 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Jennifer O'Connor

Jennifer O'Connor put out her first release since leaving Matador in 2009, I Want What You Want digitally on November 8, 2011 via her own label, Kiam Records, the label that also released her 2002 self-titled debut. According to a press release, the album was recorded with O'Connor's longtime rhythm section of Jon Langmead (drums) and Michael Brodlieb (bass). Select songs feature Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar, Cat Power, Townes Van Zandt) on guitar, Amy Bezunartea on backing vocals, guitar and harmonica, Richard Baluyut (Versus) on guitar and backing vocals, Kendall Meade (Mascott, Helium, Sparklehorse) on electric piano, Tom Beaujour on guitar and Kirsten McCord on cello. She co-produced it with Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, The Virgins). Download album track "Running Start" above and stream it below. You can buy the album on eMusic and stream it on Spotify.

The physical version of the album is coming out March 6 via Kiam Records as a CD digipick, white vinyl, and a limited edition hand-stamped CD. The limited edition CD is available now at the Kiam webstore and pre-orders will be available soon for the regular CD/LP.

Jennifer is going on tour in support of the physical release this March with Tim Foljahn, who recorded on her new album, and has his own album coming out on March 6 via Kiam, titled Songs For An Age of Extinction. Download the track "New Light" from that album above and stream it below.

Their tour hits NYC on March 2 at Cake Shop with Ma'am and March 4 at Union Pool, but Tim Foljahn is not listed on the Union Pool date. Kleenex Girl Wonder and Amy Bezunartea, who sang on the new album and will also sing live with Jennifer, open that show instead.

All dates and streams below...

Continue reading "Jennifer O'Connor released an album, announces tour (dates)"

Kaia Wilson & Jennifer O'Connor
Jennifer and Kaia

Move over Palomar, it's singer-songwriter Jennifer O'Connor's turn to start bringing special guests like Charles Bissell to special residency shows at new Brooklyn venue the Rock Shop. Jennifer writes...

"I am going to be hosting and performing in a monthly songwriter's series called Tower of Song that will take place on the second Tuesday of every month in 2011.

Each month I will invite three other songwriter's to join me and we will get together at the Rock Shop and each play a handful of songs and talk about our songwriting processes a little bit and collaborate and maybe play a cover or two. I think it's going to make for a really interesting night of music, especially for those interested in the "song" as an art form and maybe learning about how different folks write. I, for one, am totally excited to see what comes from it."

The first "Tower of Song" show takes place this Tuesday, January 11th, with Chris Brokaw (Come, The New Year), Amy Bezunartea (Clint Michigan), and Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar, Cat Power) (tickets are on sale). February 8th's show will feature Charles Bissell (The Wrens), Kendall Meade (Mascott), and Richard Baluyut (Versus) (tickets are on sale).

Jennifer, as she explained above, will also be playing at each show. She is also working a new record which she hopes to "have out some time later this year." Flyers, and a video of Jennifer covering "Waterfalls" with Clint Assay, Andrew Singer and Amy Bezbelow at Joe's Pub on December 15th, below...

Continue reading "Jennifer O'Connor starting a monthly series @ the Rock Shop"