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Testament on the Motorhead Motorboat in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Testament

A couple of stacked east-coast hardcore/metal festivals have recently announced their lineups. First up, Damaged City Fest will take place in Washington D.C. from April 10-12. It will feature UK-based The Mob, Canada's Career Suicide, DC's Coke Bust, PA's Hounds of Hate, NJ's Razorheads, and NY-based Warthog and Ajax, among many others. Those last few bands, along with DC's Red Death, who will also be making an appearance, were featured in our hardcore roundup last week. Ticket info and more bands TBA. Full initial lineup below.

The following weekend, Worcester, MA will play host to the more metal-centric New England Hardcore and Metal Festival on April 17-19. The lineup is pretty huge, with classic thrash like Testament, Exodus and Nuclear Assault joining more current popular bands like Between the Buried and Me and more exciting underground acts like Nails, Wisdom in Chains and Homewrecker. Tickets are available now in either three-day packages or for individual days.

Check out the initial lineups and flyers for both fests, below...

Continue reading "Damaged City Fest and New England Metal & Hardcore Fest initial lineups"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Boston Strangler at Acheron in 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Boston Strangler

As is generally the case, there's a whole bunch of cool hardcore/punk shows in NYC in the coming months. Here's a rundown of upcoming local shows and tours passing through NYC that you might want to check out:

The excellent UK sludgy hardcore outfit Shrapnel are touring the US and will be landing in NYC for a matinee show at The Acheron on December 6 with their tourmates, DC's Red Death, and New Jersey mainstays Razorheads. It starts at 3 PM and Tickets for the all ages show will be $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.

The following Saturday (12/13), the Acheron will play host to a loaded Massachusetts-centric hardcore bill that will bring appropriately-named Boston-based HC rippers Boston Strangler to town. They'll be joined by fellow Massholes Waste Management, Peacebreakers, Oblivionation, Jock's Blood and Moron. Despite everyone being from the same state, this is actually a pretty varied bill as these things go, with the classicist approach of Boston Strangler, Waste Management's slower chug, and the surprisingly rangy (dare we say poppy) sound of Moron providing some great contrast. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Just one week later, there will be yet another stacked hardcore show at Acheron on December 20. This one will feature Spain's Orden Mundial, who are also playing that previously-discussed Puce Mary show at Palisades a day earlier (tickets). They'll be joined by Philly crew Blank Spell, as well as locals Mommy and Pox. Tickets are on sale now. Both shows are part of the Spanish band's tour, and those dates are all listed below.

After you flip your calendar to 2015, head to Saint Vitus for more HC on January 1. This show will bring the great Austin band Glue together with local ragers Warthog and the post-punkish Gainesville crew Allergy. The lineup will be filled out by locals Nandas, and tickets are on sale now. Glue have that great, sludgy, groovy Texas sound on lock, Warthog's local reputation speaks for itself, and this should be a great show.

On January 4 at Palisades Montreal post-punk inflected band Proxy will take the stage with Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, who put out the great Stay Home LP earlier this year. They'll be joined by Pox, who are also playing that Orden Mundial show. Tickets for this show are not yet up, but they'll likely be available via Ticketfly.

Long Island's Backtrack will rep New York Hardcore at the Every Time I Die show at Webster Hall on December 12. Also on that show are The Ghost Inside, Architects UK and Hundredth. Tickets are still available.

Crime In Stereo @ BK Bazaar in October (via BV Instagram)
CIS

Long Island melodic hardcore crew Crime in Stereo are playing the mostly pop-punk Glamour Kills Holiday Fest at Webster Hall on December 16. Aside from them, that show features PA pop-punks The Wonder Years and a ton of other likeminded bands. Tickets are on sale now.

On a similar note, Comeback Kid will be back on their tour supporting Four Year Strong to play Irving Plaza on January 22. Expire, Handguns, and Heart To Heart are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.

This Saturday (12/6) is Madball's 20th anniversary celebration of their debut album Set It Off at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. They'll be joined by Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser. Tickets are still available.

For something a little less hardcore and a little more street punk this Saturday, Blanks 77 are playing NYC at Grand Victory before they play the Bouncing Souls holiday shows in NJ later in the month. They'll be joined by Dead Tricks, Parasitix and Breaking Sounds. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Later this month is the Sheer Terror and Slapshot show happening December 27 at MHOW. That's also with Heavy Chains, Blind Justice and Vice. Tickets are still available.

That about does it for the coming weeks. Did we miss anything?

Check out a whole mess of song streams from these bands, as well as tour dates for Orden Mundial and Red Death/Shrapnel, below...

Continue reading "hardcore/punk roundup: Boston Strangler, Glue, Hank Wood, Crime In Stereo, Backtrack, Madball, Sheer Terror & more"

Pleasure Leftists (photo by Rosalee Bernabe)
Pleasure Leftists

Cleveland post-punks Pleasure Leftists already have a few impressive releases on labels like Deranged, Katorga Works and Fan Death, and they've been playing new material at the shows on their current tour. That tour hits NYC on September 12 at Acheron with another Katorga Works band, Ivy, plus Lawsuits and Mercury Rising. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Ivy again at the Acheron on October 11, this time with yet another Katorga Works band, Warthog, as well as Bad Noids, Party Plates and Mr. California. Tickets for that show are on sale too.

All Pleasure Leftists dates are listed, with some streams, below...

Continue reading "Pleasure Leftists touring, playing Acheron w/ Ivy who also play there w/ Warthog (dates, streams)"

by Ian Chainey

Forward
forward

In 2013, long-running Japanese punks Forward cancelled their US tour. Many were bummed. However, now it seems a North American trek will be a reality. The Burning Spirits-bred band are making the trip over at the end of October and will play places like Los Angeles, Austin (Fun Fun Fun Fest), and Philadelphia with support from Portland's Long Knife. The tour also includes two back-to-back NYC dates: November 16 at the Acheron with Portland d-beaters (and Tragedy-related) Warcry and local ragers Ajax and November 17 at Saint Vitus with Warthog -- who released the seriously punishing Prisons this year -- and the always-busy La Misma. Tickets for the Vitus show are on sale now. No advance tickets for the Acheron show at the moment. The full list of dates appears below.

Forward were formed from members of Death Side and Insane Youth. They released a split with Teargas this year titled Burning Spirits 2014, following up their 2012 run that consisted of LP War Nuke And Death Sentence and EP Devil's Cradle. They also have one of the great Facebook About sections: "we are forward from japan, we speak little english so fuck you." Tourmates Long Knife, who have something of a Poison Idea streak, appear to be working on a new LP. They've also released the Possession 7" this year.

All of the dates along with streams from Forward and Long Knife appear below.

Continue reading "Forward touring North America w/ Long Knife (dates)"

Hundred Waters at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
100 Waters

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

Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
An integral member of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang knows how to keep a dancefloor full. Perhaps she'll drop one of the new Juan Maclean tracks from their forthcoming album.

Zongo Junction, Chicano Batman, KariKatura @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's entertainment is headlined by Brooklyn afrobeat band Zongo Junction.

Hundred Waters, Mas Ysa @ Glasslands
Hundred Waters make more of their eccentric art pop on this year's excellent The Moon Rang Like A Bell, with more electronics this time around (but not like the kinds their OWSLA labelmates use).

Bubbles, VnessWolfChild, Ryan Power, Trabajo, Brian Chase, Raul de Nieves, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Dutch E Germ, Zero to 0 (Hisham Bharoocha & Ranjit Bhatnagar) @ Knockdown Center
The Knockdown Center is throwing a closing reception for its Anxious Spaces installation, with performances by Dutch E Germ, Bubbles, Brian Chase (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Trabajo, VenessWolfChild, Rul de Nieves, Cloud Becomes Your Head and more. Entrance is $7-15 sliding scale.

DJ EZ, Todd Edwards, Maxmillion Dunbar, Ramona Lisa, J-Cush @ MoMA PS1
A good way to get out early for the Saturday of your July 4th Weekend is to head to MoMA PS1 for the all-day Warm Up with yet another lineup of forward thinking electronic music. The show is the NYC debut of UK garage vet DJ EZ, and also includes American house vet Todd Edwards, RVNG's Maxmillion Dunbar, Chairlift singer Caroline Polachek's solo project Ramona Lisa, and Lit City Trax's J-Cush.

DJ EZ, Kissy Sell Out @ Output's Panther Room
Keep the party going late night with DJ EZ in Output's Panther Room.

The Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Talib Kweli, Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), Aja Monet @ Prospect Park Bandshell
It's another free Celebrate Brooklyn show in Prospect Park with a very diverse lineup headlined by jazz/hip hop collective The Robert Glasper Experiment who will be joined by Brooklyn rap great Talib Kweli.

Warthog, Leather Daddy, Jock's Blood, Ajax @ Saint Vitus
It's a great punk night at Saint Vitus, headlined by former The Men member Chris Hansell's band Warthog, who recently put out an excellent 7" on Iron Lung Records.

Widowspeak, Zachary Cale @ Union Pool
Union Pool's Saturday afternoon series "Summer Thunder" is a good one this week with Widowspeak and Zachary Cale. It's free, outside, with drink specials and the taco truck in the backyard (that actually serves brunch stuff), and a pretty fun way to spend your day.

Iron Chic, Cancers, Great Thunder, Now People @ Union Pool
Later that night at Union Pool, gruff Long Island punks Iron Chic return to Brooklyn for this show which is made a great double bill by Waxahatchee/Swearin' side project Great Thunder.

Also check out our guide to Fourth of July Weekend events in NYC.

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

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by Ian Chainey

Ratos de Porão
Ratos

Brazilian punk/crossover thrashers Ratos de Porão aren't leaving the United States just yet. Following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest, the rats with wings have scheduled a Brooklyn show for tonight (5/27) at 538 Johnson Ave. #201 in Brooklyn. The band will be supported by Hank Wood & the Hammerheads -- who played New York's Alright last month -- and Warthog. This is RxDxPx's second stop in New York this month, following their Blackthorn 51 show on May 23.

Formed in 1981, Ratos de Porão's initial incarnation played crusty, Discharge-ing punk. Crucificados pelo Sistema, Crucified by the System, was recorded before the band split in 1983. The classic holds up, burning with a speed and aggression that foreshadows their return as thrashers in 1985. For the rest of the '80s, the group got progressively more metallic, culminating in 1989's Brasil. The LP found its way onto Roadrunner Records thanks to RxDxPx superfan Igor Cavalera from Sepultura. (Ratos' drummer on that one? A guy named Spaghetti. Because metal is awesome.) The '90s found the outfit returning to their punk roots, then back to thrash, then back to punk, and on and on. The lone constants were singer João Gordo and guitarist Jão. João Gordo later became a popular MTV Brasil VJ. Jão is Ratos' last remaining original member. However, through it all, the band's spirit never seemed to diminish.

Showmates Warthog certainly exhibit the same passion. Their latest seven inch, the Iron Lung Records-released Prison, is a punk steamroller powered by a thrilling motör. Its charging riffs and n' roll propulsion is one of the highlights of NYC punk out this year.

Flyer for tonight's show, along with streams from RxDxPx, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, and Warthog below...

Continue reading "Ratos de Porao played MDF, playing NYC tonight w/ Hank Wood and Warthog (who have a new 7")"

by Wyatt Marshall

Puce Mary at Northside Fest 2013 (photo by Samantha Marble for Pitchfork)
Puce Mary

Last minute Friday night plans alert: Denmark's Puce Mary, a Posh Isolation affiliate noise artist who has plans to play that label's LA fest in May, will play the US much sooner at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right tonight (4/18). Tonight's show is an Ascetic House-presented afterparty (midnight start) for the ongoing New York's Alright festival, and features a genre-appropriate lineup of Ligature (Chris Hansell, of Warthog/Foreplay, ex-The Men), Venerence (Sean Ragon, Cult of Youth) and Nothing Changes alumni Saran Man. There will also be music from DJ Jane Pain (of Foreplay), DJ Pissdrinker (of Hoax), and more TBA in the front room from 10 PM until 4 AM. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Puce Mary isn't playing one of the New York's Alright main events, which tonight include Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary at Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM, tickets); and Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War and Life Chain at Acheron (10 PM, no advance tix).

The only other US date we're currently aware of for Puce Mary is Posh Isolation's two day fest in LA with Lust for Youth, Iceage, Sexdrome, Lower and Age Coin. That's going down May 16-May 17. Catch that if you live out in California, where it's never cold, always sunny and the burritos/tacos are sooo much better than anything in NYC. SMDH.

Stream a Puce Mary track below...

Continue reading "Puce Mary playing NY's Alright afterparty tonight, LA's Posh Isolation Fest in May +++ stream a track"

Wick

Back in 2011, it was announced that new Brooklyn venue The Wick would open in a former brewery at 260 Meserole St (next to the barely-open outdoor venue The Well), and that venue is finally set to open this March.

Four shows have been announced so far. The first is experimental Japanese musician Keiji Haino on March 27 before he heads to Tennessee for the Big Ears Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then, as discussed, The Wick is one of the venues that NYC's experimental music festival Unsound happens in. That fest will have Porter Ricks, Vladislav Delay, Miles, Leisure Muffin, Ital & Halal and Le Petit Garcon on April 5. Tickets are on sale now.

The Wick will also be one of the venues used for hardcore/punk fest New York's Alright. That includes the Dawn of Humans, Contingent, Blotter, Asile and Goosebumps show on April 17 (tickets) and the Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, DiE, Savageheads, The Impalers and Razorheads show on April 20 (tickets). The other NY's Alright shows happen at Le Poisson Rouge, Acheron, and ABC No Rio. Updated schedule below.

Continue reading "The Wick finally opening in Brooklyn this March (upcoming shows include Unsound Fest, New York's Alright & Keiji Haino)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Crazy Spirit at New York's Alright 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)
Crazy Spirit

Punk and hardcore festival New York's Alright is back for a second year and will run at various venues around the city from Thursday April 17th to Sunday April 20th. The line-up (which includes several bands that played the fest last year) features solid locals like Anasazi, Dawn of Humans, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Nomad, Warthog, La Misma, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads and some select imports like Wiccans, Infernöh, Omegas, No, and Stoic Violence, to name a few, making for a strong bill. Full lineup below.

Here's what the fest organizers said in their announcement:

No one thought we would be foolish enough to do it again, but here we are, "proud" to present New York's Alright 2014. This festival will be taking place Thursday, April 17th through Sunday, April 20th, at various venues around the friendly city of New York. We will be bringing together some of the best bands in contemporary DIY punk and hardcore from different parts of the world for your enjoyment.
Tickets go on sale on Valentine's Day, February 14---the same day the Acheron's D-fest kicks off in Mexico City. Love is very much in the air this year. Stay tuned to New York's Alright 2014's Facebook page for details on lineups and venues.

Several bands playing the fest have upcoming NYC shows even sooner. Goth punks Anasazi are teaming up with La Misma and Santa Ana's Damages on Friday (1/10) at Lulu's. The show is Damages' east coast tour kickoff and will also celebrate the release of a La Misma 7". All Damages dates are listed below, as well as a stream of their recent EP.

Sweden's Infernöh and Brooklyn's Nomad are teaming up for a tour before the fest, which includes a TBA Brooklyn show on April 12. Dates and an Infernöh stream below.

London's No and Long Beach's Stoic Violence will also be hitting the road together immediately after New York's Alright, which brings them back to NYC for a TBA Brooklyn show on May 1. Dates and streams below.

Pleasure Industry are also playing a hometown show at a TBA venue on February 8 with Asylum, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos and others TBA.

All lists of dates, streams, and the New York's Alright 2014 lineup, below...

Continue reading "New York's Alright returning in 2014 (Wiccans, Hank Wood, La Misma, Anasazi, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Nomad, more)"

Martin of Crudos/Limp Wrist at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Crudos

One of the most stellar lineups of hardcore/punk on this side of Chaos in Tejas is Not Dead Yet, a collection of four days of shows on 11/14 - 11/17/13 at various venues throughout Toronto. Announced bands include Limp Wrist, Boston Strangler, Left for Dead, MInd Eraser, Circle Takes the Square and more. Ticketing/venue/additional info is on the way, but you can still check out the initial line-up of bands and the flyer below.

Continue reading "Toronto's Not Dead Yet fest announces partial '13 line-up (Limp Wrist, Boston Strangler, Left for Dead, Mind Eraser & more)"

Hoax @ 538 Johnson, 8/21/2013
Hoax

Raw punk indebted to early hardcore met with industrial noise at 538 Johnson last night (8/21), when Hoax headlined a set with Crazy Spirit, Warthog, and Pharmakon. Hoax is readying the release of an undoubtedly primitive and vicious LP, and recently dropped a pair of tracks off from the record. Check out those tracks, not to mention video of full, sweat-drenched sets from all four bands in this post, courtesy of UN:ART:IG.

Pharmakon's next move in the NYC area is to hit Basilica Festival followed by Mercury Lounge on 9/11 with Destruction Unit (tickets).

Video below...

Continue reading "Hoax played 538 Johnson with Crazy Spirit, Warthog and Pharmakon (full video)"

Hoax

Negative hardcore/raw punk band Hoax are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, featuring what will surely be a grip of all-new favorites for fans of the genre. No release date yet for the album, but you can stream "Anesthetize" and "Hide" from it below. Recommended.

UPDATE: Stream the LP in full now below

Hoax will lead off a positively stacked lineup of Crazy Spirit, Warthog and Pharmakon at 538 Johnson Wednesday night (Aug 21, more info here). Unmissable and all ages.

Streams below...

Continue reading "Hoax readies debut LP (stream it), playing NYC this week with Crazy Spirit, Warthog, Pharmakon"

by Fred Pessaro

The Julie Ruin, Body/Head @ Saint Vitus, 6/13/2013
Julie Ruin
Body/Head

Pitchfork's first of two Northside showcases happened last night (6/13) and became perhaps the hottest Northside ticket of the week with the late addition of The Julie Ruin (featuring Kathleen Hanna as well as Bikini Kill bassist Kathi Wilcox), to the already hefty headliner of Kim Gordon's Body/Head. The Julie Ruin, who've existed since 2010, just announced their debut album and this was only their second show ever. Also on the bill: a crooning set from Majical Cloudz and industrial noise from Foreplay (mem Warthog, ex-The Men). Pictures from the show are in this post.

Pitchfork returns to Saint Vitus tonight (6/14) to host Lust for Youth, Puce Mary and Loke Rahbek (of LfY), alongside last minute additions Iceage and Lower. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Saint Vitus, including The Julie Ruin's setlist, are below

Continue reading "Body/Head, The Julie Ruin, Majical Cloudz and Foreplay played the Pitchfork Northside showcase (pictures)"

by Fred Pessaro

The UV Race @ DbA, 5/21/2013
UV Race

Annnnnnd all of a sudden it is disgusting outside. Australia's The UV Race played the soupy-hot Death By Audio last night (May 21) along with local support from Warthog (mem Nude Beach, ex-The Men), fellow Aussies Scott & Charlene's Wedding and local post-punks Household. The show saw the six-piece  punk team perform to a packed house radiating heat/humidity mostly due to dancing and bopping around to the band's insanely catchy tunes. Pictures of the former three (no Household, sorry) are in this post.

The show was part of UV Race's current US tour that has them in Brooklyn tonight screening their film Autonomy & Deliberation (but not performing) at Spectacle Theater. Meanwhile, Australia's Total Control (with whom they share members and are touring with outside NYC) play their first of two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge tonight (5/22) and tickets are still available.

More pictures from Death by Audio are below.

Continue reading "The UV Race played Death by Audio with Warthog, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, and Household (pics)"

Hoax at Acheron (more by Sarja Hasan)
Hoax

A packed-to-the-gills Acheron welcomed the stacked lineup of Cleveland punk crew Inmates, bloodied-Massachusetts-set Hoax, NYC favorites Warthog and Murderer on January 12, a rare showing for the Clevo crew (their last was in 2010). More pics from Acheron can be seen in their sweaty glory over at Invisible Oranges.

Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent, December 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)

After teasing us with a promise of an "international punk and hardcore" fest in NYC, organizers have announced New York's Alright 2013. The festival will happen April 18 - 21 in NYC and will feature everything from local favorites like Perdition, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, to names like Double Negative, Culo, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Stagnation, The Rival Mob, Hoax, and many many more. Full lineup announcement is below, individual show lineups and venues are still TBA.

Both Hoax and Warthog, who are on board for the NYC fest, play with Inmates at Acheron on January 12.

Full statement regarding New York's Alright is below.

Continue reading "Punk festival 'New York's Alright' announced for April (line-up)"

Merchandise at WIERD, September 2012 (more by Phil Maler)
Merchandise

Freelance writer and DJ Maria Sherman gave us a list of her favorites of 2012, including top shows and her favorite label. Check out her list below.

On that list is Merchandise's performance at 538 Johnson, one of the few early performances to feature now-permanent drummer Elsner Nino (also of Shoxx). The new-look Merchandise will perform twice at 285 Kent this week, including tonight's show WITH Night Sins, Pharmakon, Herzog Rising AND Shoxx.

Maria Sherman's Best of 2012 and a video of Merchandise from 538 Johnson earlier this year, below...

Continue reading "Merchandise are now with drummer; Maria Sherman tells us her Favorites From 2012 (Merchandise with drummer included)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Inmates at 528 Johnson, Sept 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Inmates

Brutal Cleveland hardcore crew Inmates (mem Integrity, Keelhaul) will return to NYC to play a show with punishing MA crew Hoax (who have a new video), NYC favorites Warthog, and Murderer. January 12 at Acheron, so save the date. With that insane lineup, the show promises to be pretty mental, possibly as crazy as the band's appearances with Systematic Death in 2010. Don't sleep.

Head below for a stream of 2007's Assholes Unanimous Presents... in full alongside the new Hoax video.

Continue reading "Inmates playing NYC show with Hoax, Warthog and Murderer "

Shoxx at Acheron, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Shoxx
The previously discussed show with Spectres and Crimson Scarlet (who are on their way to Varning) tonight at Acheron (10/26) has grown. Juuust a little. Now the two band bill has absorbed another punk show previously scheduled for 538 Johnson featuring headliner Shoxx with Leather, Destruction Unit and Warthog. The combined six-band mega-bill kicks off at 8PM and will set you back $10.

The reason for the switch?

Hi. FDNY has been in the building all morning trying to crack down on illegal lofts. So for our sake/538's sake, PLEASE don't be an asshole tonight or do anything that might further jeopardize our home beyond us already having shows here. i love having shows in our apt and want to be able to continue doing so, and also am not interested in being homeless. - [Facebook commenter]

Head below for live video of some of the bands at Acheron tonight.

Continue reading "Warthog, Destruction Unit, Spectres & Crimson Scarlett merge w/ Shoxx & Leather for punk megashow @ Acheron tonight"

Crazy Spirit at Tommy's Tavern, April 2012 (more by Sarah Coulter)
Crazy Spirit

July 4 isn't till Wednesday but you can catch fireworks -- the sonic kind -- at The Acheron in Bushwick, Brooklyn (57 Waterbury St) in the days leading up to and including Independence Day, with three punk shows in a row occupying an otherwise dry spell of NYC hardcore/metal.

It begins tonight (7/2) with a record release show/European tour kickoff for NYC wildmen Crazy Spirit. The band, who will be joined by Smart Cops (from Italy!), Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet, ex-The Men, demo here) and Deformity, is celebrating their new self-titled LP out now via Toxic State. Order yours now, but try before you buy. Video and the flyer are below.

Tomorrow night (7/3) will feature headliners Deadly Reign, which features members of World Burns to Death, Century of War, Scarred for Life, Kegcharge and more. Joining the Austin band will be supporting acts Broken, Trenchgrinder and Zatsuon.

Last but not least, Brown Sugar will head up a five band benefit for Brandworkers on Independence Day (7/4), an organization who's goal is "protecting and advancing the rights of retail and food employees." The great Creem will join said bill, along with Deformity, Death Camp and Altered Boys.

Flyers, videos and streams of some of the bands are below.

Continue reading "Crazy Spirit, Deadly Reign, Brown Sugar, Creem and more punk bands playing at The Acheron this week"

Merchandise at Musetrap in Chicago (more by Jimmy Forabi)
Merchandise

Tampa's Merchandise released the stellar Children of Desire LP this year and will embark on a US tour this fall, hitting NYC on September 12th at Home Sweet Home (for the WIERD party). Details on the band's US tour are forthcoming.

Vår (mem Iceage) made their US debut last night at WIERD, and the band will play June 17 at Glasslands as part of the Northside Festival with Crystal Stilts, Amen Dunes, Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), and Warthog. Tickets are still available or you can get in with your Northside badge.

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Wymond Miles - "Pale Moon" (MP3)

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<p>When <a href=we mentioned that Crystal Stilts played 285 Kent with Woods over the weekend, it was their only announced non-festival date. I guess technically that's still true, but not really, because they're now set to play the Sacred Bones party at the Northside Festival on Glasslands on June 17. The lineup also includes Amen Dunes, Iceage side-project War who are now called VÅR, Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), and Warthog. Tickets are on sale now.

It's probably a good idea that War changed their name, and according to the band, VÅR (which translates to "spring") is not just a change in name, but also a change in direction. They've released their first new video as VÅR (pictured above), for the track, "In Your Arms," which you can watch below. Their debut LP is set to come out next year on Sacred Bones. The Northside party will be the US live debut for VÅR.

Amen Dunes in Chicago in February (more by Grant MacAllister)
Amen Dunes

Speaking of Amen Dunes, he just released the Ethio Covers 7", which consists of three covers of Ethiopian songs. One of those, "Ethio Song," can be streamed below.

For Wymond Miles, the Northside show is part of a June tour he'll be going on, most of which is with labelmates Psychic Ills (who plays Death by Audio on 5/25 with Ex Cops and PC Worship). That tour will be in support of Under the Pale Moon, his debut full length and followup to the Earth Has Doors EP, which came out earlier this year. Under the Pale Moon will be released on June 12 via Sacred Bones. Download the track, "Pale Moon," above or stream it below.

Lastly, Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet) is a new Brooklyn "supergroup" which includes Chris Hansell (who left The Men in 2011 to be replaced by Ben Greenberg aka Hubble) and members of Nomos, Nude Beach, Creem, and Dawn of Humans. They played their first show at 538 Johnson on April 8 with Hoax, Veins, and Raw Nerve. Check out footage of most of that show below.

All dates, videos, and streams below...

Continue reading "War changed name to VÅR, making U.S. debut @ Sacred Bones showcase (w/ Crystal Stilts, Wymond Miles & Amen Dunes)"

Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Frankie Rose

In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys,  Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.

Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.

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