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Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right -- 5/24/2014
Shilpa Ray

Alt-punk-rock-bluegrass-appalachian-country band O'Death are not only still at it, they recently announced they have a new album on the way via Northern Spy. No other details at the moment, but it will be their first since 2011's Outside.

On June 7, O'Death will play the Wick with fellow long-running (minus hiatuses) NYC artists Vietnam and Shilpa Ray along with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who also recently played with Parquet Courts, Guards, Shy Hunters, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). Tickets for the Brooklyn show, which is also Vietnam's only upcoming date, are on sale.

Meanwhile you can catch Fletcher and band at Baby's All Right tonight (5/30). They're the "special guest" opening the Hector's Pets record release show.

On Saturday week we caught Shilpa Ray at Baby's All Right. We were sad to since learn that someone took her boots! Shilpa writes:

What a crazy night! Baby's is so much fun. WAY TOO MUCH FUN. I've got a severe headache and I believe someone walked away with my boots last night. Give em back! I know you've got big feet and there is no way you're a ladies 5 1/2 - 6, so quit pretending. As for the rest of you thanks for coming out!! Loved Clapperclaw, Triptides, and D'NT. Special thanks to DJ Andrew Haynes.

I could say something rash, like I'm not drinking for the rest of this week, but we know that is a lie. Cheers to the Mid Atlantic states! Happy Memorial Weekend!!
I'll leave you with this: (yeah that's Stiv Bators) http://youtu.be/5CYN14Ki5o8

We missed Loved Clapperclaw and Triptides, but caught D'NT (who open for Titus Andronicus at Warsaw) and the intense harmonium playing Shilpa. Pictures from that show continue, along with a cover of the Pixies by O'Death you can listen to, below...

Continue reading "O'Death announce LP, playing w/ Vietnam, Fletcher C Johnson & Shilpa Ray (who lost her boots at Baby's) -- pics & dates"

Dead Meadow

LA psych-rock vets Dead Meadow released their sixth album, Warble Womb, back in November. You can stream the whole thing on Rdio, check out the video for "1000 Dreams" and stream another track below.

Dead Meadow will soon start a North American tour which will hit NYC twice: Bowery Ballroom on February 11 (support TBA) and then Glasslands on February 15 with Vietnam and Lushes. Tickets for Bowery go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon; Glasslands are on sale now. They'll also be at Austin Psych Fest in May. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Dead Meadow released new album; North American tour starts this month (dates, streams)"

Lauryn Hill at Governors Island in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill

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

Vampire Weekend @ 'Live From The Artist's Den'
Vampire Weekend, who are showing up on tons of best of 2013 lists and sure to appear on even more, are closing out the year where they made the jump to an arena with something much more intimate. (You had to win tickets to see this taping.)

VietNam, Hairy Sands, Statuette, DJ {{{mr. king @ Baby's All Right
Longrunning Brooklyn band Vietnam returned after a five-year abscence to deliver A.merican D.ream, their first album in five years and a welcome comeback.

Iron and Wine, Calexico, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton, Amos Lee @ Beacon Theater
It's WFUV's holiday show at Beacon Theatre, and they've got an officially stacked lineup of folk-related artists. If this kind of music is your thing, there's so much to dig here, and this one's not to miss.

Lauryn Hill @ Bowery Ballroom
Neo-soul great Lauryn Hill is back in action, having played a Bowery Ballroom show late last month and she's only a few days away from beginning her short tour. Before that she returns to Bowery Ballroom tonight.

Blackalicious, Lushlife @ Brooklyn Bowl
San Francisco duo Blackalicious made one of the conscious rap albums of the '00s with 2002's Blazing Arrow, which still sounds fresh today.

The Black Keys, Miguel, A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Lykke Li @ Highline Ballroom
This benefit show for Arms Around the Child is $2000 to get into, but if you're able to donate that much for this good cause, the lineup pretty much speaks for itself.

Lupe Fiasco, Stalley, Mickey Factz, Boy Illinois, Kris Kasanova, Chris Cartier @ Irving Plaza
Lupe Fiasco plans to release his new album Tetsuo and Youth in early 2014 (so, in non-rap speak, basically whenever), but until then he'll be doing some shows, including four nights in the NYC-area this month.

CHVRCHES @ McKittrick Hotel
Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES are doing two intimate, somewhat private/exclusive NYC shows this week, including tonight's, which you had to enter SiriusXM's contest to get into.

Danny Brown, Superchunk, Charli XCX @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is SPIN's holiday show and it's got a great lineup, especially for such an intimate environment. You had to win tickets to get into this one.

Luke Temple, Steve Marion, Sam Owens, Daniel Carter, Austin Vaughn @ Union Pool
This is the first week of Luke Temple's "improvisational" December residency. Expect the unexpected. Also, expect "Delicate" Steve Marion and others to appear tonight.

Muscle Worship, Raccoon Fighter, Happy Nothing, Tidal Arms @ Glasslands
Muscle Worship are somewhat related to The Appleseed Cast (they share a drummer, a hometown, and have toured together), but they're much more aggressive than that band has been in years. Also of note is the heavy, atmospheric Tidal Arms.

Austin Lucas, Allison Weiss, PJ Bond, Meghann Wright @ Knitting Factory
The most exciting part of this bill is punky singer/songwriter Allison Weiss, whose songs are pretty likeable if you're into that sort of stuff, and the rest of the bill is relatively likeminded to Allison too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Mac DeMarco @ Pitchfork 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
Mac Demarco

Priests @ DBA (more by Ivey Haber)
Priests

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

The Defibulators, Future Folk, Tall Tall Trees, Dubl Handi, Bennett Sullivan, DJ Becky Birmingham @ Brooklyn Bowl
If you like traditional bluegrass with a bit of a punk edge, head to Brooklyn Bowl tonight to catch Brooklyn's The Defibulators playing a release show for their new album, Debt'll Get'em. Should be a grand ol' time.

Sarah Neufeld @ Rockwood Music Hall
Arcade Fire violinist just released her first solo album, Hero Brother. Tonight she plays with Bell Orchestre's Stef Schneider on percussion. Tickets are still available.

Pure Bathing Culture, Mary Alouette, Jimmy Whispers, Tiger Dare @ Glasslands
Pure Bathing Culture put the pop in "dream pop" (in a good way) and their recently released debut album, Moon Tides, is a great example of that. Swoon along at Glasslands tonight.

Priests, Neonates, Downtown Boys, Household @ Death By Audio
DC band Priests released their second tape EP earlier this summer, full of spiky, shouty, catchy, dancey tunes. You can stream it below. Actually the whole show is like that with LA's Neonates, Providence's Downtown Boys and local post-punks Household. Good show!

Mac DeMarco @ East River Amphitheater (FREE)
While he's become somewhat known for his on-and-off-stage antics (dude is funny), let's not forget last year's Mac DeMarco II is very a solid record and his band is just tight enough to keep things from delving into chaos.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Son of Dad, Shorts, Regal Degal @ Cake Shop
When he's not playing in Real Estate, Alex Bleeker makes drastically different music with his band The Freaks, who favor bluesy psychedelia over his other band's breezy jangle pop. Tonight he shares a bill with his Real Estate bandmate Jackson Pollis' other project, Son of Dad. And Regal Degal's weird art pop is worth showing up early for too.

Emeli Sande, Rudimental @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
Emeli Sande headlines Central Park tonight, and if you're going, we especially think it's worth catching Rudimental, the four-piece house/drum & bass group, who do pop crossover a bit like Disclosure does. And Emeli sings on their album, so maybe there will be some on-stage collaboration?

Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Bear's Den @ Forest Hills Stadium
Queens' Tennis stadium Forest Hills, which used to host live music decades ago, is starting to do so again, and tonight it gets its first show in ages from three British indie bands, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, and Bear's Den.

VietNam, Prince Rupert's Drops, Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Union Pool
Longrunning band Vietnam returned after a five-year abscence to deliver A.merican D.ream, their first album in five years. It's a quality bill tonight, with an opening set from the psychy Prince Rupert's Drops and Jonathan Toubin on the turntables between sets.

Buster Poindexter @ Highline Ballroom
David Johansen has been back with the New York Dolls and doing some solo shows lately too, but for whatever reason tonight he's playing under his '80s/'90s pseudonym Buster Poindexter, best known for his version of "Hot Hot Hot."

Eve @ Gramercy Theatre
Eve returned this year with her first album in over a decade, and she actually sounded pretty hungry on a good deal of it. Not sure what she's like live these days, but you can find out for yourself at Gramercy Theatre (moved from Irving Plaza).

Matthew Sweet @ City Winery
Matthew Sweet went from being a college-radio cult favorite in the '80s to being a genuine alt-rock hitmaker in the '90s and gun-for-hire songwriter and guitarist in the '00s. His melodic skills and and catalog of great songs will be on display tonight.

Larry Graham @ B.B. King Blues Club
Grand Central Station funk conductor Larry Graham recently played Prince's post-VMAs show at City Winery. Prince has showed up at Graham's BB King's shows before. We're not saying he will tonight, but...just saying.

Roy Ayers @ Blue Note Jazz Club
Speaking of legendary funk, vibraphone master Roy Ayers is at Blue Note tonight. Let's hope her pulls out tracks from his much-lauded score to blaxploitation flick, Coffy (amongst his other great work). There are early and late shows, and it's his first of four nights at the venue.

The Rides @ The Iridium
Buffalo Springfield/CSNY's Stephen Stills heads up this blues rock supergroup that also features Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. Sold out.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts this popular weekly free comedy show that tonight welcomes Leo Allen, Guy Branum, Jessi Klein, and Jim Tews.

Radness @ Union Hall
Hot 97's DJ Cipha Sounds & Lukas Kaiser are hosting this night of comedy featuring Hannibal Buress, Mark Normand, Giulia Rozzi, Lance Weiss, and Jason Burke.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday? (Mac Demarco, Emeli Sande, Sarah Neufeld, Pure Bathing Culture, Priests & more)"

Tamaryn

Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.

Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.

Continue reading "Tamaryn DJing MoMA; Austin Psych Fest finalizes lineup"

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Vietnam @ Mercury Lounge, 2/28/2013
VietNam

As mentioned, Vietnam have returned after a five-year abscence, releasing an A.merican D.ream, last week via Mexican Summer. The band played a record release show on Thursday (2/28) with Hector's Pets and TV Baby also on the bill. (There was an afterparty down the street at the soon-to-close Motor City where Jonathan Toubin DJ'd obscure punk.) More pics from that night are in this post.

Michael Gerner and the rest of his band are heading to SXSW next week and will stay on the road for much of the spring. Vietnam has added a homecoming show in Brooklyn at Glasslands on May 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now and updated tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Vietnam played a record release show at Mercury Lounge (pics); extend tour, add Brooklyn show in May"

Soul Clap Dance-Off contestants...
soul-clap

The Soul Clap & Dance-Off parties/competitions are going on the road with DJ Jonathan Toubin via the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour traveling arts festival. Taking place over the course of 2013, winners of each cities' Dance-Off get $100 plus they'll be flown to NYC to compete in the national championship which happens January, 18 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl. The NYC branch of the competition takes place on March 23, 2013 at Brooklyn Bowl and, since there's no travel part to the prize, the local winner gets $500.

In other Jonathan Toubin news, he's spinning punk rock at Motor City on Ludlow St. all night tonight (2/28) as part of the afterparty for Vietnam's show at Mercury Lounge.

Then next month, Toubin is going to do something he almost never does. Play the hits:

YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD YOUR FAVORITE RECORDS! For real! Teams of specialists recorded, mastered, and pressed songs to sound amazing with painstaking deliberateness. Over the years these original 45s have been remastered for CD, mp3, and even record - losing their rich dynamic qualities and becoming another animal entirely - sounding nothing like what the artists', producers', and engineers' original intentions. But tonight you have an opportunity to dance to your favorite tracks in their purest state - the original mix undigitized and uncompressed. This is not audiophile mumbo jumbo - you are not likely to recover from hearing your favorite songs on the ultimate sonic medium through Bowery Ballroom's first-class sound system. And like good wine, you won't go back to the bad stuff once you've had a taste. - Jonathan Toubin
Jonathan Toubin, acknowledged crate-digger and champion of obscure soul 45s, will be playing the hits at Bowery Ballroom on March 28. Tickets for this rare chance to hear him play songs most people know go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon.

Jonathan will also be all over Austin for SXSW. His SXSW schedule and all Soul Clap & Dance-Off tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Jonathan Toubin touring with Soul Clap & Dance-Off, spinning punk at Motor City tonight, playing the hits at Bowery Ballroom"

by Bill Pearis

Rob Delaney

Brooklyn band Vietnam were a fixture of the '00s local scene but went quiet a few years ago to the point where some may have wondered if they still existed. Main man Michael Gerner reactivated the name last year as a six-piece, and has put the finishing touches on a new Vietnam album, an A.merican D.ream, which is out February 26 via Mexican Summer. You can check out cover art and "Kitchen Kongas" from the album below.

The six-strong Vietnam will play a record release party in NYC at Mercury Lounge on February 28 with TV Baby and Hectors Pets. Tickets are on sale now. Shortly after that the band will head out on tour, including the inevitable stop in Austin for SXSW (which just announced the film lineup) and they play Austin Psych Fest too. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Vietnam releasing first LP in 5 years, touring (dates, stream)"

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.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Sasquatch 2012

Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.

In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.

Saigon Electric

New film Saigon Electric is screening as part of this year's Asian American International Film Festival tonight, Saturday, August 13th at Clearview Chelsea. AAIFF describe the film:

In the metropolis of Saigon, Mai (Van Trang), a traditional ribbon dancer from the countryside, meets tough street dancer Kim (Quynh Hoa) and soon becomes captivated by the city's vibrant underground hip-hop scene. Representing the struggles of Vietnamese youth culture, this energetic film showcases bold, fresh talent with dynamic choreography and heartfelt narrative
The Stranger calls it one of the best hiphop films ever made.

Tickets for the screening are on sale now. Check out the trailer below and a music video for Suboi's "Walk," which appears on the films soundtrack. BV photographer Bao Nguyen directed the video and was also director of photography for the film.

The free afterparty is at Stay Lounge (244 East Houston Street (Aves A & B) at 10pm.

Continue reading "New hip-hop film Saigon Electric is screening"

VietnamVietnam cancelled their only scheduled show - January 11th @ Mercury Lounge. Someone just told me they think it's because they're not a band anymore.

Vietnam

Vietnam were supposed to tour with the Cult? I guess now they're not (according to a message they sent out). Just like Vetiver are not opening for Morrissey. Not a good day for bearded bands that start with the letter "V". All Cult tour dates below...

Continue reading "Vietnam is not on tour with the Cult"

DOWNLOAD: The Black Angels - The First Vietnamese War (MP3)

Black Angels"Formed in May 2004 in Austin, TX, The Black Angels' psychedelically induced rock n' roll evokes the spirit of the 1960's while awakening the heavy droning rhythms inspired by The Velvet Underground."

The Black Angels are playing five shows at SXSW followed by a tour with Vietnam that brings them to Mercury & Luna Lounge in NYC. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Black Angels & Vietnam - 2007 Tour Dates"

DOWNLOAD (MP3s)
The Blow - Pile of Gold
Vietnam - Welcome to my Room
Jenny Lewis w/ The Watson Twins - Rise up with Fists

THE BLOW & VIETNAM
The BlowVietnam

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins are currently on tour with Vietnam and Michael Runion, but when Jenny hits NYC, opening duties will be taken over by Norah Jones' country band The Little Willies. Other tour openers include K Records' The Blow, her boyfriend Jonathan Rice, and Will Sheff of Okkervil River.

Previously signed to VICE Records, Vietnam's new album comes out January 23, 2007 on Kemado. When they're done touring with Jenny, they'll join the Lemonheads for all dates including December 15th at Irving Plaza.

The Blow will be in NYC for CMJ - @ Irving Plaza on November 3rd with Architecture in Helsinki, Apples in Stereo, and Shapes and Sizes. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates for everyone below...

Continue reading "Norah Jones, Vietnam, Will Sheff, & The Blow opening for Jenny Lewis | Tour Dates"