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"Panda Bear is blowing my mind right now. All new songs so far. All incredible" - Will Oliver

"Panda Bear played basically all new material! SO excited about how chillgroovywonderful the new album will be! (90s tumblr aesthetic w/e)" - @P0ssiblymaybe_

"New panda bear sounds fucking stellar" - Carly

"Panda bear played a whole set of new material in bk tonight! Fucking killer!" - Jordan Morriseey

"Panda Bear's new jams are groovy" - Steve R. Seigh Jr.

Panda Bear
Dam Funk
Panda Bear

Animal Collective member Panda Bear has a new solo album in the works -- tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper -- and as he and AnCo tend to do, he's been playing a lot of the new stuff on tour ahead of its release. His tour hit NYC last night for a Red Bull Music Academy show at Warsaw (5/18) with visuals by frequent AnCo collaborator Danny Perez. Stereogum caught the show and wrote this of the setlist:

1. An organ track gives way to the kind of church-like music associated with Young Prayer and Person Pitch.

2. This one is a stone groove, with some real get-up-and-go that spins out and isn't likely to become very friendly with the dance-averse.

3. A xylophone-ish intro breaks into a rhythm that kicks in strongly.

4. This track is heavy on deep electronic notes and features stilted lyrics that make you feel like you're riding a carousel while smoking a joint. A highlight.

5. The punctuated keys here are layered atop undertones that sound straight out of the '80s, like an alternate soundtrack to The Running Man. Slow out the gate, the rhythms get boosted as it unfurls.

6. A floral intro gives way to a baroque, harp-laden crux. Lennox sings the lyrics "all in the family" as part of the chorus; this song is so strong it could win over Archie Bunker.

7. This might be a two-parter along the lines of "Good Girls/Carrots." A relatively short symphonic part leaks into a punchy backbone.

8. There's a "Bros"-like sample that drives into a theme which marches. Another winner.

9. This closer might be the most rock 'n' roll track, chugging along as Lennox sings his heart out.

Encore: a vibrant "Last Night At The Jetty," before "Scheherazade," and "Surfer's Hymn."

Only a short video clip has surfaced from the show as of this post, but the SG review mentioned a Collected Animals commenter said a full stream from the show will come out later in the week. Meanwhile, you can watch some videos of Panda playing new songs at Austin Psych Fest and at his recent DC show.

Opening the show was AnCo's pal Dam-Funk, who jumped into the crowd for part of his set, and L.I.E.S. producer Torn Hawk, who Pitchfork recently recommended. Pictures of all three artists are in this post.

More, with those videos, below...

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photos by Lukas Hodge

"Wow Warsaw took away the barricade. Gonna piiiit for old skool Fucked Up songs." - @educatingeric

Fucked Up

Fucked Up have been on the road for much of 2012, and before ringing in the new year, the Toronto band brought their colossal punk to NYC for a one-off at Warsaw with a great lineup of support from Lemuria, Parquet Courts, and Night Birds. That one-off turned into a surprise two-off, when Fucked Up were announced as the secret headliner for Saturday's (12/22) grand finale of Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Pictures from the Warsaw show are in this post.

Lemuria, who opened for Titus Andronicus (who are touring Europe with Fucked Up soon) earlier in the month, brought out Ted Leo (who recently played with Titus at a Sandy benefit) during their set to cover Elvis Costello's "Waiting on the End of the World." Lemuria will play NYC again at the Don Giovanni showcases in Brooklyn this February.

Parquet Courts, who are reissuing their great debut, Light Up Gold, via What's Your Rupture in January, will be touring again in support of that album. The tour brings them back to Brooklyn on January 11 at Death by Audio. Meanwhile they're in Chicago tonight (12/27).

In related news, Fucked Up's Damian Abraham posted his "fav records that [he] acquired off [his] want list this year" to Matador's Matablog. The list isn't necessarily 2012 releases, but you can read his whole thing and check out more pics from the Warsaw show (unfortunately none of Parquet Courts) below...

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photos by Greg Cristman and Samantha Marble

sunn 0))) by Greg Cristman
Power of The Riff

The final day of The Power of The Riff festival at Warsaw in Brooklyn over Labor Day Weekend featured a headlining set from sunn 0 ))) who are currently on the road and played a show at Union Transfer in Philly last night with Dead in the Dirt. If you missed them, take David Pajo's word for it... it was a "Triumphant evil assault!"

The Brooklyn show Sunday also featured hefty names like Winter (with their original organist, his first live show!), Repulsion, Double Negative, Coffinworm, Salvation and Dead in The Dirt. Pictures and video from every set are in this post (day one pics are HERE).

Like Xibalba, Power Trip and Lecherous Gaze did on Saturday night (a show announced last minute via Twitter), Coffinworm and Batillus played an afterparty late at Saint Vitus on Sunday (also announced last minute via Twitter). Video of both after-parties and more pictures and video of from the main show on Sunday, below...

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photos by Joe McCabe

Ceremony at Warsaw - 6/14/12
Ceremony

Ceremony (who we recently interviewed), Citizens Arrest (who replaced Screaming Females), Royal Headache, and Magrudergrind teamed up for a Northside show at Warsaw last Thursday (6/14). It was the second NYC show for Royal Headache last week, who played Cake Shop a day earlier (6/13). More pictures from the Warsaw show (unfortunately none of Citizens Arrest) are below.

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Warsaw last year (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Warsaw

Warsaw in Brooklyn is usually busy hosting its share of parties that cater to its Polish neighbors, but the venue has recently, once again rolled out a few shows for the concert-going populus... those looking for "where pierogies meet punk". In the next few days the space has three shows laid out for Northside Festival that kick off with Thursday's Ceremony/Citizens Arrest/Royal Headache/Magrudergrind show. Tickets are still on sale or try to get in to this, and all Northside Festival shows, with your Northside badge Meanwhile you can also catch Royal Headache at Cake Shop tonight (6/13).

As also previously mentioned, POP Montreal will present a Northside show with Tinariwen with Buke & Gase and Piers Faccini on June 15th at Warsaw (tickets are on sale). The appearance is one of only three scheduled for the band on the East Coast thus far, as they'll spend the bulk of the summer touring Europe. Tour dates are below.

Starfucker have only two dates on their current tour schedule, but one of those will feature Yawn and will go down in Brooklyn as part of Northside on Sunday, June 17 at Warsaw. Tickets are on sale. Both of their dates are listed below.

Warsaw also has a couple of not-Northside shows as well, including Leftover Crack with Crackbox and more TBA on July 8th (tickets) and World Inferno Friendship Society will play their annual Hallowmas show (on Halloween) at the venue (tickets). Meanwhile you can also catch World/Inferno this weekend in Asbury Park.

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Reminder: though neither are at Warsaw, BrooklynVegan will host two Northside Festival shows on Friday (6/15): the MHoW show with Frankie Rose, Caveman, Hume and Fort Lean (tickets) as well as the BrooklynVegan-BBG/Brutal Panda show with Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp and Whores (tickets).

All Tinariwen and Starfucker dates are below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Laurel Halo at PS1 in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laurel Halo

Brooklyn's Laurel Halo, who has two solid EPs under her belt and another coming on Mute's new Liberation Technologies label (that one was supposed to come out this week, but has been pushed back), just announced that she's signed to Hyperdub, the label founded and run by Kode9 and whose roster also includes Burial. The label will release her debut full length album, Quarantine, on June 5 in the US and May 28 in Europe. The album art and tracklist are below.

Laurel's got two upcoming appearances in NYC including a techno party at Glasslands on April 13 with Korean Beauty Slaon and Rem Koolhaus (probably DJing?) and a live set during Unsound Fest at Warsaw on April 20 with Ital, Demdike Stare, Hieroglyphic Being, Zemi17, and Monolake, who are all also playing live. Tickets for that show are on sale. The Bunker party flier is below.

Ital meanwhile plays in Brooklyn TONIGHT (3/21) at Knitting Factory with The Suicide of Western Culture and Octo Octa. Tickets are available.

All dates, album art and tracklist below...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up's previously announced show with Titus Andronicus at Le Poisson Rouge is now sold out, so they added another one which is happening one day later, on November 15th, at Warsaw in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale. Fucked Up will be playing their album "David Comes to Life" in full.

Maybe Amy Klein will be there for the show, but not on stage.

photos by Chris Gersbeck

The Dead Milkmen

Now with a new record out, The Dead Milkmen returned to Warsaw in Brooklyn Saturday night (4/9). It was their second NYC reunion show at the Polish social club in two years, and still only one of very few they've played total. Their next is in Chicago.

If you couldn't be there, you can always listen to the show over at VisualNoiz.com, and check out video of "Bitchin' Camero" with the full setlist and more pictures from the show, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

"Did you like our show? Yes, Kaiju was Saved tonight!" - KaijuBigBattel

Kaiju Big Battel

More pictures from Friday night's show at Warsaw in Brooklyn, below...

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photos by Jessica Amaya

"I wish more nights would end with Au Revoir Simone
cooing a cover of Summer of 69'" - Wesley Barrow

Warsaw

Au Revoir Simone, The Hundred in the Hands and CALLmeKat played a Northside Festival show at Warsaw in Brooklyn last night (6/24). More pictures from the gig below...

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"Yeah, that was me next to Andy Rourke at the NY Dolls show last nite..."-proBRUCEr

"Guy falls down on stage. Guy jumps on other guys shoulders. Guy crawls up curtain. Only at the New York Dolls." -tiffanynapper

photos by Lori Baily

The New York Dolls

New York Dolls played a show at Warsaw in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 22nd with openers Foxy Shazam and Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. The ticketholders from the canceled Naughty by Nature show were invited to attend the NY Dolls gig, as were (reportedly) residents of the Ohm apartment building in Chelsea.

Coming up, frontman David Johansen has a show of his own at Highline Ballroom on June 27th (tickets). Batusis, Syl Sylvain's group with the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, have a tour this July with a date at NY's Irving Plaza on July 23rd. Tickets are on sale, and that will be the New York debut of the band (they weren't on the Joey Ramone B-day show as previsouly reported). The Dolls also have a three shows (non-NYC) in June.

Those dates and more pictures from the show are below...

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Voluptous Horror of Karen Black (w/ more clothes on than usual)
NY Dolls

The lineup for the New York Dolls show at Warsaw in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 22nd has been filled out with opening acts performance-art/punk Voluptous Horror of Karen Black and party glam band Foxy Shazam. Tickets are still on sale. We have two pairs to give away as well. Details are below.

The Warsaw has a bunch of other shows coming up too. Details on those (and ticket links) and videos of both NY Dolls openers (including a brand new "What's In My Bag?" at Amoeba with Kembra Pfahler of Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) are below...

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"We are going to miss him terribly" - David Johansen

NY Dolls

Recording artist, manager of the Sex Pistols, provocateur, fashion designer, impresario -- Malcolm McLaren, who died of cancer April 8th at 64 was all those things. He was also, briefly, the manager of the New York Dolls just before their breakup in 1975. Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain spoke with Rolling Stone about his encounters with McLaren. "I always thought the most important member of the Sex Pistols was Malcolm McLaren," Sylvain says. "When they got back together in the '90s, I thought, 'They're missing their most important star, and that was Malcolm.' "

Rolling Stone: When did you first meet McLaren?

NY Doll Sylvain Sylvain: It was at a clothing trade show back in 1971 in New York City. I had a knitwear company, and he and Vivienne [Westwood] were down at the end of the hallway with their clothing line Let It Rock, which was basically rockabilly clothing. Malcolm had this long blond pompadour, long sideburns and white baggy pants. He was like Jerry Lee Lewis, really cool looking. On the last day of trade shows, designers sell their samples, so I said to David Johansen and Johnny Thunders, "You gotta come over." So we bought some things from Malcolm and Vivienne and invited them down to see us at the Mercer Arts Center. He fell in love with the New York Dolls, and we fell in love with them. Vivienne would tell us, "You boys look so much better in women's clothing."

Malcolm McLaren also managed The Sex Pistols. You can hear what Sex Pistol & PiL frontman Johnny Rotten has to say about him HERE.

About to kick off a tour in Europe, it has been announced that the New York Dolls will play Warsaw in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 22nd. Tickets are on sale for the joint Knitting Factory and Scenic production.

You can also catch David Johansen solo on June 27th at Highline Ballroom. All dates and some videos below...

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Greenpoint Polish club turned concert venue Warsaw might start having concerts again thanks to Knitting Factory who recently reopened their own permanent space in the neighboring Williamsburg.

The addition of the Warsaw gives the East Coast Knitting Factory talent buying team the flexibility to present concerts in the more-intimate Knitting Factory Brooklyn (capacity approx. 300) or the more expansive Warsaw, a 1,000-capacity showroom.
It'll be like the Union Hall / Bell House of Williamsburg, though with more competition in the same neighborhood. Check out the press release below...

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Dead Milkmen @ Warsaw 4/17/09 (more by Lori Baily)
Dead Milkmen

Insubordination Fest is happening this year on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th at Baltimore's Sonar. The lineup for the annual punk fest, started by Insubordination Records in 2006, includes the Dead Milkmen, Dillinger Four and MANY more. Full lineup below. Two-day passes, as well as individual night tickets, are now on sale.

The reunited Dead Milkmen recently played Brooklyn's Warsaw on April 17th. The band's Joe Jack Talcum has been playing regular solo shows, too. Video from the Warsaw gig, with Talcum's upcoming schedule, and full Insubordination Fest info (including a pre-fest show), is below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Butthole Surfers

Butthole Surfers played their second sorta-reunion, NYC show in less than a year last night, at Warsaw in Brooklyn (12/12). No sound guys got beat up. Guest Species in the Conference House and Black Dice opened. More pictures, including one of the setlist, below...

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The Gutter Twins @ Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
The Gutter Twins

The Gutter Twins cancelled their show scheduled at Warsaw in Brooklyn over the summer and I just realized that the new date at the same venue is tonight (Nov 6). A few other dates below...

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by Nick Masi

No Age - a week or two ago (NOTGL)
No Age

Saturday night's Liars and No Age show at Warsaw did not disappoint (Feb 9, 2008). No Age opened the show and set the tone. They played a mix of songs from their ep's, Weirdo Rippers and tracks from their forthecoming album on Sub-Pop called Nouns. Jumping off of speakers and playing in the crowd, No Age set the bar high. The place was packed, and when Liars came out, they fed off all the energy in the room. Due to his back injury, Angus remained seated for a lot of the night, but he did occasionally stand, jump, and wave the Polish flag. The crowd was attentive.

At 6-foot-somethingorother, Liars front man Angus Andrew is a magnetic, kind of menacing presence. Even in a raspberry colored suit. While sitting down. [Sound Bites]
Liars @ Warsaw, Broooklyn, NY - Feb 9, 2008 (sssour)
Liars @ WarsawLiars @ Warsaw

The new Liars material rocked live! And luckily (like the rest of the tour up until then), the New York show went off without a hitch. Philadelphia was not as lucky though. Angus declared during their set Saturday night, "We're canceling tomorrow," and then Liars sent out this bulletin on Sunday...

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