Entries tagged with: Toys That Kill

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by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Mimi Hong)
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Toys That Kill at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Melodic punk new schoolers Joyce Manor and melodic punk veterans Toys That Kill (one of many bands of the great Todd Congelliere) will kick off what's sure to be an excellent double billed tour this December (unfortunately for us in NYC, it's only on the West Coast), and they'll also be putting out a split EP on 12/9 via Todd's label Recess Records in honor of that. It'll have two songs from each band, and one of each of their contributions are now streaming. Joyce Manor's, "Tame," is the revved up version of "See How Tame I Can Be" from their underrated "studio project" album Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired that they've been playing live lately. Toys That Kill's "Times We Can't Let Go" is more of their garagey goodness. Listen to both below.

Joyce Manor's other cut, "Bride," is presumably JM giving the same type of treatment to "Bride of Usher" from that same album (they've been playing that one live too), and Toys That Kill's is "I Am Decided." A Guided by Voices cover?

Streams and list of tour dates below...

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Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
Paint It Black

We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.

Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.

Full list of lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest adds even more bands (Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The City on Film, Treasure Fleet, Sundials, State Faults, PUP, more)"

by Bill Pearis

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Toys That Kill's Todd Congelliere is releasing a solo album, Wrong Side, which will be out via Lauren Records/Recess sometime in the near future. Unlike TTK's salty-sweet punk, this definitely sounds like a solo joint, ranging from VU-style workouts to piano-fueled rave-ups and a little "When the Levee Breaks" sampling in there too. Preorder the album here and you stream the whole thing (via Noisey) below.

Todd has a couple NYC shows coming up. He's on the bill for the Screaming Females / Tuff Tits show at Silent Barn on March 7 (which is Shellshag's birthday party), and then again with Tuff Tits at Death by Audio on March 9. The DbA show has Todd playing with Shellshag, and they'll help each other out on each's respective songs, and Magnets, Dirty Circle, and Lilith Velkor are also on the bill.

Screaming Females, who also have other dates, just released a stream of "Lights Out" from their upcoming Steve Albini-recorded live album, which you can listen to below.

Todd also has some European dates this spring and all are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill) releasing solo LP, playing shows w/ Screaming Females, Shellshag (dates & LP stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
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As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.

Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.

Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.

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Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. The Night Birds frontman's journey through music in 2012 in handy list format is below.

Continue reading "Brian of Night Birds recalls favorite shows & releases of 2012; their NYC show at Warsaw w/ Fucked Up is this week"

photos by Amanda HatfieldDominick Mastrangelo, words by Bill Pearis

Deap Vally @ Public Assembly (by Dominick)
BrooklynVegan Friday Day Party

Foxygen @ Public Assemby (by Amanda)
BrooklynVegan Friday Day Party

Our Friday not-CMJ day party (10/19) at Public Assembly, our first of two day-long, two-stage shows at the venue over the weekend, had my favorite one-two punch of the entire 2012 CMJ week: Savages followed by METZ both of whose performances we wrote about already (click the links). But I'll add that even though it was a shorter set (that didn't include "Flying to Berlin"_ than when I caught them at Glasslands earlier in the week, Savages were more, relaxed, more electrifying at our show. And METZ bring their insane level of energy (and volume) to every show they do, day or night, and they knocked the crowd for a loop. CMJ in a nutshell right there.

The rest of Friday's line-up was highly diverse: Israeli prog rockers Tiny Fingers; Wisonsin folk duo Blessed Feathers; the retro-fueled shenanigans of the terrific Foxygen; Murals' laid-back dreampop; FIGO and Toys that Kill bringing some punk; Deap Vally bringing riffs and sex appeal; IO Echo's gothy shoegaze pop; MSMR's big pop sounds (a little like an indie Sophie Ellis Bextor?); Doldrums on what was one of their 8000 highly energetic shows that week; Braids' new, electronic direction; and the brainy fake surf of The Intelligence.

Attendees at the show were fueled by complimentary drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum, complimentary beer courtesy of PBR, and snacked on the free Raw Revolution organic live food bars that were scattered around the venue. Hopefully nobody had a hangover thanks to cans of the Mercy that were given out aplenty. If the PBR and Poggled photographer took your picture, look for it on our Facebook.

We already posted pictures from this party of METZ, Savages, and Sky Ferreira. More from the whole show, below...

Continue reading "BV Friday Day Party pics (Deap Vally, Foxygen, Murals, Toys That Kill, Braids, Io Echo, The Intelligence, Savages, METZ + more)"

We're at Public Assembly in Brooklyn all day Friday (10/19) and Saturday (10/20). Here's what Friday looks like...

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BrooklynVegan FRIDAY DAY PARTY - 10/19/2012

STAGE 1 (front room)
12:00 Tiny Fingers (from Israel)
01:00 Murals
01:45 Deap Vally
02:30 Savages
03:15 METZ
04:00 MS MR
05:00 Braids

STAGE 2 (back room)
12:00 Blessed Feathers
12:40 Foxygen
01:25 FIGO (live)
02:10 IO Echo
03:00 Sky Ferreira
03:40 Doldrums
04:30 Toys That Kill
05:15 The Intelligence

That's 15 bands in 6 hours and all 100% FREE. If you have to work, call in sick!

And show up early for complimentary drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum and complimentary beer courtesy of PBR. You can also grab a free hangover prevention beverage courtesy of Mercy, and stay energized with free Raw Revolution organic live food bars. Get your photo taken in our free photo booth courtesy of PBR and Poggled.

Saturday lineup (same time, same place) coming soon...

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Meanwhile you'l also find us, or our BV Austin site to be more specific, repping Texas at Rebel (a free and official CMJ party), and at Saint Vitus on Saturday night.

Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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Night Birds posted this on their Facebook yesterday:

By the end of tonight we should have 10 songs out of our 15 song goal done for our 2nd album. All killer, no filler. Making progress...
That forthcoming new LP is the follow-up to thier killer The Other Side of Darkness, which hit late last year. Pray for some new tunes when the band takes on Cake Shop tonight (9/28) with Sonic Avenues, Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Trepanning. $10 gets you in.

In addition to tonight's appearance at Cake Shop, look for the band to play October 6 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ with Angry Samoans (who play NYC next week) and Chronic Sick, as well as shows at Acheron with Toys That Kill and Chaos in Tejas next year.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Toys That Kill at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Harriet Roberts)
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If Toys That Kill's new LP, Fambly 42, was a piece of candy, it would most definitely be a jawbreaker. Hard as nails yet sugary sweet, the LP is a pure pop-punk confection. Catch the band on the road this fall in celebration of the new LP, NYC gets the look at Acheron on October 18 with a stellar lineup of Nude Beach and Night Birds. The next night at the venue (10/19) is curiously empty, so I would expect another show to pop up in that space...it is CMJ after all.

In related news, Night Birds are celebrating the vinyl release of their compilation LP, Fresh Kills Vol. 1, via Grave Mistake with a show at Acheron on Saturday (8/25). There the surf-y punks will team with Nuclear Santa Claust, Goosebumps, Loose Ends and Mutant Genes for an 18+ show at the venue. Should be a fun one.

Reminder, Nude Beach play Death By Audio next week, their last local show for a bit while they jet to the West Coast. Their album, II, was recently reissued by Other Music's new record label.

Tour dates and streams are below.

Continue reading "Toys That Kill touring this fall, playing Acheron w/ Night Birds and Nude Beach; Night Birds schedule release show"

The Fest 11

The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).

Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.

Continue reading "The Fest returns to Gainesville in 2012 --- lineup & tickets"

by BBG

Toys That Kill at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Harriet Roberts)
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Toys That Kill (ex-F.Y.P., current Underground Railroad To Candyland) inject just enough sugary bounce into their punk rock to make even the most cynical "pop punk" hater nod along. The band is back with their first release in six years with Fambly 42, a collection of fifteen new tracks due via Recess Records on May 15th. Stream two new tracks from the collection, "The Nervous Rocks" (which maybe you heard already) and "Stye" (which makes its debut here).

As previously mentioned, Toys That Kill have set of tour dates scheduled that intersect with Screaming Females and take them down the West Coast and to Chaos in Tejas, but not east at the moment. All of those dates again and the new song stream, below...

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Screaming Females @ Bar 96 in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)

As previously announced before SXSW where they played a show at Beerland and a BV showcase which we just posted new pictures from, Screaming Females are going on a tour that starts with shows at Maxwell's (tonight) and The Bell House (Friday). That tour contines for over a month, passing through Chicago and ends not long after they're back in Austin where they'll open for Tragedy who play NYC on May 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, a show that as previously mentioned, is on sale.

Tragedy continue to announce shows around the country. In addition to NYC & Austin, there's at least also Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles (possibly many more).

A few of those Screaming Females dates are with Toys That Kill who just premiered a new song at Alternative Press. All of their dates are listed below.

Screaming Females released Noun via Don Giovanni this week. All of their dates are also listed below....

Continue reading "Screaming Females begin tour in NJ tonight, play CA with Toys That Kill, play Austin w/ Tragedy who are touring too"

by BBG

Sham 69

Highly influential streetpunk band Sham 69 will reunite their 'classic' 1977-1979 lineup (or at least most of it) to play a pair of US shows including Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas and Chaos in Tejas Austin. The 1977-1979 lineup is:

Jimmy Pursey: vocals
Dave Parsons: guitar
Dave Tregunna: bass
Mark Cain: drums
This lineup, also known as the Pursey/Parsons lineup (which may or may not have Mark Cain on drums this time around), is not to be confused with the version of the band led by Tim V (otherwise known as the Tim V lineup) (that's Tim V, Neil Harris, Ian Whitewood, Tony Feedback, and Al Campbell). The Tim V lineup operates out of Sham69.com, and both versions are currently playing live.

Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons lineup) joins names like Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, The Adicts, Youth of Today, Street Dogs, Toys That Kill, and many more for Punk Rock Bowling 2012 in Las Vegas, NV on May 25-28, 2012. The fest also features pool parties, a bowling tournament, late-night club and much more in addition to the outdoor festival appearances. Tickets go on sale soon.

Rancid also have some anniversary shows coming up with Cock Sparrer.

Youth of Today are also playing the Black N Blue Bowl this year in NYC with many other hardcore bands incluiding The Mob who also play Chaos in Tejas this year (May 31-June 3).

Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons lineup) is one of many new additions to Chaos in Tejas which also added No Age, pygmylush, Screaming Females, Secret Prostitutes, Slug Guts (Australia), S U R V I V E, and Tenement. These additions are not to be confused with the set of bands that were announced earlier this week. Latest Chaos in Tejas lineup listed in full below.

Lineups and videos below...

Continue reading "initial Punk Rock Bowling 2012 lineup; Sham 69 ('77-'79 lineup) dates; MORE Chaos in Tejas additions"

by BBG

Saint Vitus @ Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by BBG)
Saint Vitus

Chaos in Tejas (May 31-June 3 in Austin) have announced ANOTHER batch of bands to add to their ridiculous lineup including Saint Vitus, Church of Misery, No Statik, Toys That Kill, Pegasus, Martial Canterel, Anasazi, Bloodwing (mems of The Spits, who are on tour soon), Harm's Way, Hatred Surge, the Hex Dispensers, John Wesley Coleman, Joyce Manor, and many many others. The current full lineup and flyer is below and tickets are FINALLY going on sale TODAY (1/31).

Doom legends Saint Vitus are currently preparing their new LP Lillie: F-65 for Season of Mist. The record, their eighth and first in seventeen years (!), is tentatively set for release at the end of March. More details are forthcoming.

In related news, members of Mind Eraser also serve as personnel in Magic Circle, another Chaos in Tejas band. Look for Magic Circle to team with Pilgrim (who we recently interviewed), Windhand, and Natur at Public Assembly on March 1st.

The updated Chaos in Tejas lineup is below along with the flyer.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2012 expands again; tickets on sale today"

photos by Keith Marlowe, Harriet Roberts, and Tim Griffin, words by Keith Marlowe

While I was polishing off my night at Emo's and Red 7 during the fourth night of Chaos in Tejas, Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts were checking out an awesome punk show at Mohawk. His report is below. - BBG

Fucked Up
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Night Birds played a song about their friend Dave, the singer for Tear It Up, who broke his arm in a motorcycle accident. It was called "Dave's Only Got One Arm" which was also the song's only lyrics. I think it's gonna be a big, big hit. Dave confided to me that the week before Chaos in Tejas is a bad time to break an arm, especially if you're planning to get in the pit for Cro-Mags. He still managed to sell merch for the Night Birds, even with only one arm.

The members of Toys That Kill had a lot of energy, considering that members also played as FYP and in Underground Railroad to Candyland this weekend. The Slowmotions also played multiple shows this weekend, and left Texas for a west coast tour before heading back to Japan.

During their first song, Damian, the singer for Fucked Up jumped off stage and immediately began giving everyone in the audience, sweaty, meaty hugs. He started a circle pit that swirled around him and a guy on the speaker stack kept the mic cord elevated above the fray. Damian told the crowd how Austin, and Chaos in Tejas specifically, was the first place he had the self-confidence to take his shirt off, inspiring dudes in the audience, fat and skinny, to take theirs off too. After climbing up to the second story he pretended to stage dive off the railing, and laughed "What are you, crazy? We'd all die..." at the people who got ready to catch him. He got back in the crowd and impressively managed to keep singing while multiple people bounced off him simultaneously.

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Dillinger 4 ended the night at Mohawk with a set that kept everybody in the crowd moving after Fucked Up. The singer claimed to have a contact buzz from weed smoke in the crowd, and told the audience, "If we turn into a jam band tonight, it's your fault." He also called out to Mike from the Night Birds, to see if he was still in the crowd, and when he got no response, he urged everyone to get on twitter after the show and claim Mike was a white power supporter.

[ED: Keith then caught some of Capitalist Casualties -- pictures are HERE.]

The last show I caught was Career Suicide at Beerland, it was at the end of the night the place was beyond packed and I had to crush my way up to the front. It was really dark and so sweaty my lens kept steaming up, but luckily there was plenty of beer flying around to wash it off with. The atmosphere reminded me of a scene from Fight Club, especially after one guy hit the ground with a broken nose, and the guy next to me who resembled the Thing kept smashing his bloody forehead into mine. Markus, the singer from the Boston band Brain Killer, was up front screaming along. After the show I saw the dude with the busted nose out front and he asked me to take a photo and show it to him, so he could see if his nose was straight. I told him it was straight enough and he probably didn't need to hit the emergency room. He thanked me and blew a bunch of blood on the ground. It was a fitting end to Chaos and Tejas.

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If you missed it, you can check out all of our previous coverage from Chaos in Tejas (pictures from day 1 HERE and HERE, day 2 HERE and HERE, day 3 HERE and HERE, and the rest of day 4 here). More pictures from Keith, Harriet, and the rest of Tim's night at Mohawk/Beerland are below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2011 in pics & review (part 8)"

by BBG

Converge at Santos Party House (more by Paul Birman)
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After a pair of mega-announcements (first and second) which included names like Larm, Kreigshog, Hooded Menace, Youth of Today, Autopsy, and many esteemed others, Chaos in Tejas (June 2 - 5 in Austin) has expanded even more with a third batch of bands recently added to the ever-growing list of awesome. Newest additions include Converge, Guitar Wolf (who play NYC on 5/13), Mind Eraser (side project Innumerable Forms also on board), Cult of Youth, No Statik, Touche Amore, Hatred Surge, and many more.

In related news, advanced tickets are now available for the previously discussed Hooded Menace/Negative Plane/Anhedonist/Ilsa show at Union Pool on May 31st.

Full Chaos in Tejas additions, some video and current Chaos in Tejas lineup (more announcements forthcoming) is below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands, Hooded Menace tix on sale"