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photo: Death Cab for Cutie in Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Death Cab for Cutie

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

Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions in the Sky @ MSG
Death Cab For Cutie put out their eighth album and last with now-former Chris Walla earlier this year, and tonight they make the jump to headlining MSG. It's a pretty amazing double bill with entrancing post-rockers Explosions in the Sky.

Craig Finn @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
There's always been a Springsteen vibe to The Hold Steady, but frontman Craig Finn dives further into The Boss's mid-'80s style than ever before on his new solo album, Faith In The Future. To get into this all ages matinee, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade store today.

Blanck Mass @ Baby's All Right
UPDATE: This show was canceled. Bummer.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Ruby the Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision @ Webster Hall
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats do a ton of justice to the traditional doom era (they bring a good amount of Beatles influence to it too) and this year's The Night Creeper is packed with burners. Good openers, too.

Moon Duo, Soldiers of Fortune, Squad Car @ Baby's All Right
Few bands today are as good as locking onto a groove and riding it all the way as Bay Area droners Moon Duo. (They call it "Repeat-o-Rock.") In town for two shows (this is the first), they play with NYC indie rock supergroup Soldiers of Fortune which includes members of Oneida, Chavez, Endless Boogie, Home and more.

Micachu & the Shapes, Blues Control @ Le Poisson Rouge
Micachu's new record, Good Sad Happy Bad, was born out of an unrehearsed jam session that was secretly taped by drummer Marc Pell, and that became the backbone of the album. We are very curious to hear what this all sounds like live."

Yonatan Gat, Innove Gnawa Band, Honduras, Alan Licht @ Rough Trade
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun. Having just made a record with Steve Albini, he plays this somewhat disparate bill.

Bushwig Fest @ Onderdonk House
Basically the new Wigstock, Bushwig is a celebration of drag culture and music happening at the historic (and surprisingly bucolic) Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Today's performances include bottoms and Wigstock founder and downtown legend Lady Bunny.

Nuclear Assault, Murphy's Law, Whiplash @ Gramercy Theatre
NYC thrash veterans Nuclear Assault plan to retire in the near future (they're sticking it out at least until MDF 2016), and they're currently on their "final" tour. They're joined by fellow '80s-era NY/NJ metal/punk bands Murphy's Law and Whiplash tonight.

Scorpions, Queensryche @ Barclays Center
While Scorpions may be best remembered for their '80s pop metal hits, their history dates back much further than that to 1965, the year the band formed. They're currently on their 50th anniversary tour, which doubles as support for their brand new 18th album Return to Forever.

Captain We're Sinking, Petal, Original Sharks, Dizzy Bats, Portuguese Bend, Growing Stone @ Black Bear Bar
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Petal, which is led by Kiley Lotz but also sometimes includes members of Tigers Jaw, whose sound is a pretty good reference point for Petal's. Their punky Scranton neighbors Captain We're Sinking headline, and they're worth seeing too.

Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Electric Trip, Izzy True, Wild Rice, Glazer, Delucy, Brett Davis (host) @ Elmer B Boyd Park (NJ)
New Brunswick punk label Don Giovanni throws its annual free outdoor show tonight in the label's hometown. Shredding trio Screaming Females headline.

The Forms, Salt Cathedral, Tomboy, Nicholas Nicholas @ Riis Par Beach Bazaar
The Forms have been slowly churning out their post-hardcore/indie rock blend for over a decade now (often recorded by Steve Albini), and while they haven't put out anything new since 2011 it's always a treat to see them.

O'Death, Mail the Horse, Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-Aires @ The Shop
O'Death's latest album is 2014's Out of Hands We Go (on Northern Spy), a very dark and very raw folk album.

Art Department, DJ Qu, Nitin @ Output
Legendary techno/house vet Kenny Glasgow teams up with new musician Jonny White as Art Department. The Canadian duo returns to NYC tonight.

Flosstradamus @ La Marina
Get brunch and dance at today's 'Brunch Bounce' at La Marina Beach (348 Dyckman St) which starts at 2 PM and goes through 1 AM.

Gloria Gaynor @ BB King's
Disco's influence has been infiltrating modern pop and indie rock for a while now, and what would disco be without Gloria Gaynor? The "I Will Survive" singer returns to the stage in NYC tonight.

Back to School Jam @ GameChanger World (NJ)
One-day hardcore fest Back to School Jam is the first show in two years for headliners Trapped Under Ice, and it also features the metallic Code Orange, Incendiary, and more. It's now a benefit for Tom Alderson, who was allegedly beat by members of Heavy Chains and Suburban Scum (SS were going to play Back to School Jam but dropped).

Oddball Comedy Fest @ XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival puts some of the best comedians of the moment together for a huge tour, and tonight continues the NYC-area run. Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer were both on the 2014 tour, but there's no denying their careers got major boosts in the past year, so it's exciting to see this time they're back as co-headliners. Today's the Hartford stop which is sort of an infamous stop of this tour. It's where Dave Chappelle walked off two years ago and then made a surprise appearance last year.

Blind Melon, Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Naughty by Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, Smash Mouth, Tonic, Saved by the 90s @ 50 Kent (90s Fest)
We've been happy to have the '90s back in plenty of ways, but did we need this part of the '90s to come back? If you've answered "yes," you may want to go to 50 Kent today. Have fun.

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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photo: Riis Park Beach Bazaar in August (more by Mimi Hong)
Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Riis Park Beach Bazaar has been hosting free shows right on the water at Rockaway Beach every weekend all summer, and they'll continue to do so through the end of September. We just mentioned one of them, the So So Glos / Nude Beach / Mannequin Pussy / Big Eyes / etc show happening 9/27, and here are more highlights:

The day before the Nude Beach show is Perfect Pussy (who also play CMJ) with Show Me The Body, Guerilla Toss, Pawns and Ghost Dads.

Sooner than that though, there's two good shows this weekend: Long-running post-hardcore/indie rock band The Forms headline on Saturday (9/12) with Salt Cathedral, Tomboy and Nicholas Nicholas. Then on Sunday (9/13) it's the collaborative project from Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren, Antarctigo Vespucci, with support from Spraynard, The Weaks, Hiccup (members of The Chris Gethard Show house band) and Adult Mom.

Again, all shows are free. Full upcoming schedule below...

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The 2015 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 13-17, and today the initial list of artists was revealed. A bunch of these are NYC shows we've posted about (browse our "CMJ" tag), but highlights include Car Seat Headrest, Cheatahs, Destruction Unit, Dent May, Dilly Dally, Doomsquad, Drinks, Eternal Summers, Evans the Death, Ex Hex, Expert Alterations, Ezra Furman, Frankie Cosmos, Hooton Tennis Club, Kamasi Washington, Kero Kero Bonito, Mercury Rev, Nai Harvest, Neon Indian, Panda Bear, Perfect Pussy, Protomartyr, S, Shannon and the Clams, Slim Twig, Stealing Sheep, The Album Leaf, The Dirty Nil, The Men, The Wonder Years, Titus Andronicus and Wildhoney. Check out the full list below.

Badges are on sale.

Continue reading "CMJ 2015 initial artist lineup"

by Sadaaf Mamoon


Boston-based quartet Tomboy boasts a name refreshingly devoid of false advertising (I got super excited about Girl Band, once upon a time, only to be burned). It's another project of Ali Donohue, formerly of Potty Mouth, currently playing bass in Perfect Pussy, and also fronting Potty Mouth's past tourmates Fleabite.

The band's debut album, Sweetie, is out now on Ride the Snake Records in both vinyl and digital forms. It's short but hardly sweet, rife with the gritty sass that makes Tomboy (really, any Donohue collaboration) such a brutally affective experience.

Stream it below...

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Fairly new Brooklyn venue Radio Bushwick had a busy CMJ week planned until yesterday something caused all their shows to be moved/canceled. They haven't made an official statement (they did not reply to our inquiry) but The New Lines wrote in about their 10/27 Halloween show with Sansyou and more to say:

OOP - quick update - show moved to the rock shop (park slope, brooklyn) due to some sort of landlordly legal-biz - please send radio bushwick your good karmic energy (/ actual support!) as they tough it out, ok?
As for CMJ week shows, some are moving to nearby Lot 45 but here's the rundown:

--Tonight's (10/21) Hallelujah Blackout showcase with Swagger Dagger, Brett Saxon and more will now happen at Lot 45 (411 Troutman).

--Wednesday's (10/22) Noise Love CMJ showcase with Honduras, Skull Practitioners and more is also going to Lot 45.

--Thursday's (10/23) Out on The Streets showcase with Seoul, Fort Lean, Rioux, Tomboy and more is also now moving to Lot 45.

--Friday's (10/24) Bird Dog Promo showcase with Boytoy, Beverly, Dilly Dally and more will now happen at The Studio @ Webster Hall.

--Black Bell CMJ showcase on Saturday (10/25) is canceled.

That's all we know about so far.

by Bill Pearis

Orchestra of Spheres

As has become a tradition, one of CMJ's 2014 kickoff events is the New Zealand artists showcase on October 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall (it used to happen at Le Poisson Rouge) with PopStrangers, Orchestra of the Spheres, DOPRAH, and Chelsea Jade. Beverages will be supplied by Spy Valley Wines with snacks by Dub Pies. Tickets are on sale now or you can get in with your CMJ badge. You can stream a mix with all four artists, below.

CMJ will be part of a U.S. tour for Wellington's Orchestra of the Spheres whose second album, Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, came out last year via Fire. The band incorporate nervy new wave and motorik rhythms into their psych-pop sound and you can watch the new video for single "2,000,000 Years" and a Spotify stream of the album, below. In addition to the NZ showcase, Orchestra of Spheres will also play the Bird Dog showcase at Pianos on October 25 with Ski Lodge, Beverly, Splashh, The Love Supreme, Native America and Roman a Clef. Tickets are on sale now, and all tour dates are listed below.

Popstrangers, who have played the NZ CMJ showcase before, are also playing the Carpark showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 22 with Saint Pepsi, Dog Bite and Chandos. Tickets are on sale now.

Christchurch duo DOPRAH released their debut EP this past summer and you can check out a video for "Stranger People" below. They'll also play Oct 23 at Radio Bushwick, with SEOUL, Fort Lean, The Great Void, Rioux, Tomboy, YAWN, and Zula.

Formerly known as Watercolours, Chelsea Jade released the Portals EP in 2012 and a remix EP last year. She just released a new single, "Night Swimmer," which you can check out via its video below. The NZ showcase is her only CMJ appearance announced so far.

Streams, dates and NZ@CMJ flyer below...

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One of our recommended July 4 options in NYC is the semi-secret Destruction Unit show at Silent Barn happening during Ascetic House's long Independence Day Weekend. D Unit are still not billed on the event page ("Lucifers Stoned Disciples" are though) but other artists are including Massachusetts band Tomboy (the other band of Ali from Potty Mouth), Emily Reo, Emily Reo collaborator Cuddle Formation (aka Noah Klein), Arm Candy, Alice (a new band) and Mute Benny. If "Mute Benny" doesn't sound like the name of a band you're familiar with, we don't think it will be too hard to guess who it is. That show starts at 1 PM and is $10 at the door.

The Ascetic House weekend also includes Destruction Unit at The Studio at Webster Hall on Thursday (tickets), Marshtepper and others at Palisades on the Fourth (tickets), Jock Club and others at Bossa Nova Civic Club on 7/6 (free), and "Lucifers Stoned Disciples" at Baby's All Right on 7/7, among others.

Speaking of secret bands and Emily Reo, Emily plays the all-day Exploding In Sound/Impose show at Secret Project Robot on July 12 with Big Ups, Pile, Alex G, Roomrunner, secret band "Muscle Car" and many more the same day as the free 4Knots Festival at South Street Seaport with Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz and more.

Speaking of free shows on piers, the River Rocks series kicks off July 10 with Wild Beasts and Mutual Benefit.

And Alice just played with Mitski on Friday (6/27), who also plays an all-day July 4 show at The Ho_se with Hello Shark, Attic Abasement, Small Wonder, Told Slant, Crying, Old Table, Pill Friends and High Pop.

Agalloch at MHOW in 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)

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

Agalloch, Jex Thoth @ Irving Plaza
Portland, OR atmospheric metal greats Agalloch returned with their fifth album this year, The Serpent & the Sphere, another gem and a heavier and more metallic effort than its predecessor. Doom traditionalists Jex Thoth open this Invisible Oranges-presented show, and their set should not be missed.

Beck @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Beck put out his twelfth album this year, Morning Phase, which is his first in six years and he considers it the "companion piece" to 2002's Sea Change. His tour in support of it hits NYC for his first of two shows this week, tonight.

Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Nancy @ Baby's All Right
The Marked Men were here not long ago for some rare shows of their killer garage punk. It remains to be seen when they'll return, but related band Radioactivity (or, The Novice) keep up their style pretty well. Their tourmates Bad Sports (fronted by OBN IIIs singer Orville Neely) are not to miss either.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Alix Brown (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Travel back to 1967 with Australian psych band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard who squeeze in this one last NYC show (they've already played about 349053954) before they head home. Don't fret too much about them leaving though, they're already scheduled to return in October.

The Disfunction, Born Cages, Video Video, The Green Seed, Not Tonight Josephine @ Pianos
For folks who think the '90s was Golden Age of hip hop, Birmingham, Alabama group The Green Seed recalls the days of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Black Star and more. Check out their video for "Jude Law" below.

Beat Connection, Zella Day, Tomboy, The TonTons @ Brooklyn Bowl
Now on Mondays, the It's a School Night series brings Pacific Northwest dance duo Beat Connection and Houston's The TonTons in (which a couple other bands as well) for a night of free music -- with RSVP of course.

Tilts, States & Kingdoms, The Brought Low @ Cake Shop
It's a great night for "members of" bands at Cake Shop tonight with the Torche-related Tilts (who are not far removed from Torche's stoner pop) and Thursday/Rival Schools-related State & Kingdoms.

Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Daniel and the Lion @ Central Park Summerstage
'90s nostalgia is all the rage, and you can get yours on tonight with Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket at Central Park Summerstage.

Cult of Fire, Sargeist, Icon of Phobos, Witchblood, Sein Und Zelt @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 4 with excellent international black metal from Cult of Fire and Sargeist, and more.

Donovan Wolfington, Infinity Girl, Pope, Washer @ Shea Stadium
Donovan Wolfington make scrappy punk/indie with shoutalong parts ready-made for college basement shows. While Shea isn't exactly that, the all-ages DIY space is still the kind of room you'll want to see this band in.

Movement @ The Westway
Australia's Movement are another group tackling the whole "indie-R&B" thing, and appropriately they've worked with Weeknd collaborator Illangelo on their EP which is out now. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their current US tour.

Night Train with guest Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with guest host Seaton Smith. Among tonight's guests is the very funny and also musically inclined Dave Hill, as well as Mike Lawrence, Michelle Buteau, Nate Fernald and Chris Thayer.

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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photos by Cory Dewald, words by Andrew Sacher

The Thermals / Aye Nako @ Chicago's Ultra Lounge - 8/2/13
The Thermals, Heliotropes, Aye Nako @ Ultra Lounge - 8/2/2013
The Thermals, Heliotropes, Aye Nako @ Ultra Lounge - 8/2/2013

While we were in Chicago over the weekend for Lollapalooza 2013, in addition to taking part in all the Lolla festivities and hosting a portion of the Soundwave Tent during the fest each day, we also threw three afterparties, two of which were totally free (as was the beer, thanks to Sapporo). The second of those afterparties took place at Chicago's Ultra Lounge on Friday night (8/2) with sets from The Thermals, Heliotropes, and Aye Nako. We already posted one set of pictures from the show on BV Chicago, and we've got another in this post.

The show was an insanely fun night with three bands that complimented each other beautifully. The capacity crowd was into the openers and went nuts for the Thermals. DJ Cool Hand Luke spun the tunes before, between and after sets.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn's Aye Nako, who walked away with many new fans that night, have a number of upcoming hometown-area shows too. They'll play The Living Gallery on August 23 with DC post-punks Priests (who also play Death by Audio on 8/28), Tomboy and Bad Behavior; a New Brunswick show on September 5 with Northampton indie rockers Speedy Ortiz; their previously discussed Glasslands (9/7) show with Radical Dads (who also play the Sound Bites Series on 8/18) (tickets); and finally (for now), they were added to the Bowery Ballroom (9/16) stop on the Waxahatchee, Screaming Females, and Tenement tour. Tickets for that Bowery Ballroom show, which is now an even greater lineup that it already was, are still available.

If you haven't heard Aye Nako's debut album, Unleash Yourself yet, it's one of the best pop punk albums of the year, and a strong recommendation. Stream it, along with a list of all Aye Nako dates, and more pictures from that Lolla afterparty, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Potty Mouth

Northampton rockers Potty Mouth formed back in 2011 and they've quickly become one of the most promising new bands in their local scene. They first caught our ears with the Sun Damage EP, which came out in July, 2012. The EP has its roots in '90s alternative and indie, and like the bands that inspire Potty Mouth, they aren't afraid to actually rock. They just recently followed that EP with a new single, "Damage," which you can watch the video for below. "Damage" picks up where the EP leaves off, but with thicker production and in terms of all around songwriting, it might be their best track to date.

Potty Mouth have a few NYC shows coming over the next month or so. They'll play XPO 929 on February 15 with In School, Kicking Spit, and Spirit of Danger (more info here).

They're also part of the stacked Indie Pop Prom on February 28 at 285 Kent with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swearin' Waxahatchee, and Weed Hounds. Tickets are $10 or $8 if you come dressed in prom attire, and are on sale now. Their only other announced date that we're aware of is a hometown show with Hilly Eye, Slutever, and Tomboy.

The band will then play the next night (March 1) at the New Museum in conjunction with their new exhibit "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star."

A list of all dates, the "Damage" video, and the Sun Damage EP stream below...

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