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by Bill Pearis

Wavves @ Sub-t in Chicago, 4/1/2013 (more by Milos Markicevic)
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Wavves, who were last in NYC in April as part of a small club tour, will be playing bigger places this fall when the band hits the road with King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys. That's a pretty appealing trifecta of party garage pop. The tour will hit NYC on October 3 at Irving Plaza. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at 10 AM, with a Citi Cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (7/24) at 10 AM, and Livenation and Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (7/25) at 10 AM. (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks"). All tour dates are listed, along with a "skydiving tour announcement" video, below.

Jacuzzi Boys' (who were also just here, touring with Man, Or Astro Man?) new self-titled LP will be out September 10 via Hardly Art. Watch the video for single "Double Vision" and stream another track from the album, below.

Continue reading "Wavves touring w/ King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys this fall (dates)"

Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.

This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Fest 2013 line-up: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ++ more)"

photos by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

Wavves/FIDLAR/surfer @ Glasslands, 4/11/2013
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Fidlar
Wavves

This was one of the wildest, crowd-surfingest, beer-flinging shows I've been to in a long time, with a crowd clearly already in weekend party mode and two acts -- Wavves and FIDLAR -- right there with them. Both bands share a similar sound, and probably recreational activities. It was a very fun night.

Wavves, who are on the heels of a very catchy new album, headlined and have come a long way since the first time I saw them at SXSW 2009, the band being as tight as they need be with the punky pop material. The crowd sang along loudly while hurling themselves into each other to most of the songs, which cherry-picked from Wavves' output to date. Most of them, at least. One guy spent the whole show by the stage, Sharpie in hand, trying to get bassist (and former Reatard) Stephen Pope to sign his CD. (Dude, just wait till after show!) Nathan Williams seemed a little subdued for most of the set but lept onto crowd during the last song, surfing over to Glasslands' balcony where he pulled himself up onto it before diving back down into it.

FIDLAR's Zac Carper, meanwhile, matched the crowd the crowd leap for leap during their raucous set. Before the end of the first song he was rolling on the stage floor, a position he'd be in more than once before their set finished. Carper also let us know what FIDLAR stands for about six times ("Fuck it Dog Life's A Risk" if you're wondering) and what drug each song was about (meth, LSD, pot, cocaine, cheap beer, some were not about drugs). These guys are playing standard fare skatepunk that doesn't do a lot for me on record, but there is no denying the genuine energy they bring live. Gleeful mayhem.

Openers Cheatahs were the band I was most looking forward to. A little more on the early '90s shoegaze tip, the London-based band were tight and sounded great -- somewhere between Swervedriver and Smeared-era Sloan (their singer is actually from Canada, wonder if he's a fan) -- but they seemed to eschew most of their hookiest songs in favor of newer, more ambitious material. But maybe that's what you do when you've got the 8:45 slot, test out new stuff. Still, when they launched into their soaring track "The Swan" (from the terrific, just-released U.S. introduction, Extended Plays), Cheatahs shined.

All three bands, who've been touring together for about a month, play Brooklyn again tonight (4/12) at Shea Stadium which, as you might expect from such a small venue, is sold out. More pics from Glasslands -- including a couple of, yes, the venue's new bathrooms -- are below.

Continue reading "Wavves, FIDLAR & Cheatahs played Glasslands (pics, review); play Shea Stadium tonight"

by Andrew Sacher

Cretin Stompers

Billy Hayes (Reatards/Wavves), Alex Gates (Wavves/Magic Kids), and BIG MUFF (who has collaborated with R. Stevie Moore) have teamed up to form a new project, Cretin Stompers. Like the members' previous work in The Reatards and Wavves, Cretin Stompers are hashing out dirty, catchy garage rock tunes wrapped in super lo-fi production. Aesthetically, this stuff hearkens back a few years to before all the shitgaze bands found professional studios, but the melodies suggest something more sugary. After a few listens, you'll have those "oh yeah" choruses of "Eye Of The Storm" scratching around in your head.

The trio have recorded a collection of 15 tracks for their debut album, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, which will be out at some point this year. You can stream the aforementioned "Eye Of The Storm" -- which, like a few other tracks on the album, also features James Richardson, who was in MGMT's live band before they returned to being a duo -- along with two other tracks, "Randy Kraft" and "Project: Object," below.

No tour dates announced yet, but in related news, Wavves are on tour now with FIDLAR and Cheatahs, and that tour rolls into NYC soon for sold out shows on April 11 at Glasslands and April 12 at Shea Stadium.

Streams below...

Continue reading "ex-Wavves/Reatards members form Cretin Stompers, releasing debut LP (stream some tracks)"

Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza

After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.

In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.

Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.

Full day-by-day lineup below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2013 lineup announced (Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Postal Service, Cure, New Order, Kendrick Lamar & more)"

Sharon Van Etten @ Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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today in NYC
* Spank @ UCB
* Schoolboy Q @ S.O.B.'s
* Andy Kozar @ The Stone
* Regional De NY @ Barbes
* Dave Nelson @ The Stone
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mavrothi Kontanis @ Barbes
* Slavic Soul Party @ Joe's Pub
* Ra Ra Riot @ Apple Store Soho
* 24 Hour Party People @ Videology
* Com Truise, Alex English @ WIP
Gobby, Tezeo, DJ Tony Lowe @ Glasslands
* Mason Jennings, Charlie Mars @ City Winery
* Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hey Maseilles, Young Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
* Abigail Washburn: Post-American Girl @ Joe's Pub
* Archipelago, Belle Mare, Ora Cogan @ Silent Barn
* Kate Nash, Supercute! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Nadastrom, Sabo, DJ Syres, Cosmo Baker @ Output
* The Dear Hunter, Naive Thieves @ Gramercy Theatre
* Plow United, Iron Chic, The Unlovables @ Knitting Factory
* Jonas Reinhardt, Holy Balm, Alice Cohen @ Shea Stadium
* Dichroics, Circle of Buzzards, Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Prince Rupert's Drops, Sky Picnic, Zoned Out @ Union Pool
* Janeane Garofalo, Andrew Schulz @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Jean Grae, Maggie Serota, Aaron Wolfe @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Howling Hex, Young Boys, Lushes Stranges @ Bowery Electric
* Lost Boy?, Young Buffalo, Big Ups, Life Size Maps @ Big Snow
* Saadi, Mamarazzi, Mokaad, DJ Cheif Boima @ Mercury Lounge
* Goonam, Lowdown 30, No Brain, Brown Rice Family @ 285 Kent
* Warm Soda, White Mystery, Hector's Pets, Open Sex @ Cake Shop
* CALLmeKAT, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Yellow Dogs, Nightmare Air, Fan-Tan, Dead Stars @ Death By Audio
* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten @ Beacon Theater
Ben Vida, Tyondai Braxton, Sara Magenheimer @ Issue Project Room
* Bird Courage, Bill Bartholomew, Vudu Sister, Kennedy @ The Rock Shop
* Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause, Jenny Owen Jones @ Irving Plaza
* Stretch Armstrong, DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Tony Touch, Rich Medina @ Santos Party House
* Dietrich Strauss, Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage, Loop Grass, Margo Valiante @ Pete's Candy Store
* Premrock, Dan Dillinger, Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils, Willie Green, Relic, B. Durazzo @ Spike Hill
* Prince Rama, Edan, Brian Degraw (of Gang Gang Dance), Eric Copeland (of Black Dice) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Vampire Weekend, Alan Alda, Cyndi Lauper, David Cross @ Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
* Viva Mayday, The Harmonica Lewinskies, The Great American Novel, Morningsiders, The Time is an Ocean @ Pianos
* Ray Mazza and The Gutter Bandits, Fulcrum of the Stars, Dida Pelled, Don DiLego, Roses & Revolutions, Nina Scaria @ The Living Room
* Brother Tiger (DJ Set), Chrome Canyon (DJ Set), Dickpic (Pictureplane and DJ Dog Dick), Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, St. Lenox @ Cameo Gallery

Darkstar would have been touring the US this month and would have hit NYC for a show at Glasslands tonight, but they had to cancel their US shows due to "Visa complication." They're currently working on re-scheduling the dates.

The openers for tonight's Glasslands show were Gobby (who just made a FADER Mix which you can stream below) and Tezeo, who will still play the venue, along with a DJ set from Tony Lowe (tickets).

Game of Thrones fans surely already know that the HBO series is back for its third season on Sunday (3/31). But you may not know that there is a traveling exhibition of GoT props, costumes and other stuff from the show in NYC, happening at 3 W. 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs from today through Sunday. Times are listed here.

Videology in Williamsburg is showing Factory Records biopic 24 Hour Party People tonight. It's free and BV's own Bill Pearis hosts and is DJing too. More info here.

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Wavves were on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed "Demon to Lean On" from their new album, Afraid of Heights. Maybe it's just us but bassist Stephen Pope seems to be channeling Van Halen's Michael Anthony. Check out the video below.

Meanwhile, Django Django appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, performing "Life's a Beach" from their 2012 debut. You can watch that below too.

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

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Wavves new album, Afraid of Heights (cover art above), is out today (3/26) and the band have just released a video for the title track. The clip features a couple drag queens having a fun night on the town. Oh, there may be a twist ending. You can watch it below.

The band will appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday (2/27) which must've been taped in advance, as they play Denver, CO that night. It's part of their tour with FIDLAR and Cheatahs, which rolls into NYC next month for sold-out shows at Glasslands and Shea Stadium. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Wavves released 'Afraid of Heights,' made a new video, playing 'Letterman' this week"

by Andrew Sacher

Wavves at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (via VICE)
Waves

If you thought King of the Beach had pop punk tendencies, on these new songs it's pretty much full blown 1995-1997 era skate punk. Your feelings on how that genre lives up in 2013 may alter your opinion on the new record, but Wavves do it well.
I wrote the above after seeing Wavves at the Jansport Bonfire Sessions @ VICELAND on Tuesday (3/12) during SXSW. That was before I actually got to hear the new album (besides the two singles), and now that I finally have heard the whole thing, I'm happy to say that it lives up. You can hear it too, by heading over to NPR, where it's streaming in full.

Wavves are on tour now with FIDLAR and Cheatahs, and that tour comes to NYC in April for tiny shows at Glasslands (4/11) and Shea Stadium (4/12), which are way sold out. Videos for "Demon to Lean On" and "Sail to the Sun" below...

Continue reading "listen to the new Wavves album, 'Afraid of Heights'"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Divine Fits at VICELAND at SXSW 2013
Divine Fits

I'll spare you the boring details of my day's worth of delayed flights, but after finally landing in Austin at 10 PM last night (3/12), I darted over to The Jansport Bonfire Sessions @ VICELAND (which, for those of you in Austin, is located on 401 E Cesar Chavez, right across from the Austin Convention Center) and got there a few songs into Wavves' set. Wavves always bring a good time but this was more packed and wild than I'd seen them before. They used the show to preview a lot of their new album, Afraid of Heights, and if you thought King of the Beach had pop punk tendencies, on these new songs it's pretty much full blown 1995-1997 era skate punk. Your feelings on how that genre lives up in 2013 may alter your opinion on the new record, but Wavves do it well.

Up next were Japandroids, who picked up where Wavves left off and made things even wilder. After telling the security guards to leave the stage because they were "sucking the life out of the show," and repeated challenges aimed at the crowd that we weren't going hard enough, the energy level and spirit never stopped rising last night. Because it's SXSW, the set was short, but they included all the choice tracks -- "Fire's Highway," "Young Hearts Spark Fire," "The House That Heaven Built," etc. -- and for a band whose shows are always fun, last night may have been the best I've seen them.

Finally, Spoon/Wolf Parade related supergroup Divine Fits closed out the night. Granted it was almost 1 AM when they started, and their music is less ferocious than the two previous bands, but the crowd did calm down and began to filter out a bit. They did more of Britt Daniel's songs than Dan Boeckner's, and though I'm personally on Team Dan, it was still a solid set all things considered. For a "supergroup" the band have great chemistry on stage, and they're a lot more humble than they're allowed to be given their past projects (which is a good thing).

VICELAND continues tonight with IO Echo, Austra, Merchandise, Icona Pop, and The Joy Formidable. And Divine Fits, Japandroids, and Wavves all have more shows too (click the links for more info). One of Japandroids' next shows is tonight (3/13) with Iggy and the Stooges, The Specials, and Ghostface Killah.

More pictures of Divine Fits' set from last night and Wavves' new video for "Demon To Lean On" below...

Continue reading "Divine Fits, Japandroids & Wavves played The Jansport Bonfire Sessions @ VICELAND (pics)"

Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt

Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt will be making his SXSW debut this year (he wasn't there when the rest of his crew first played), and will be doing collaborative sets with Captain Murphy, aka Flying Lotus' rap alter ego (who collaborated with him on "Between Friends"). Those sets include the Life or Death showcase on Wednesday (3/13) at Scoot Inn at midnight, the Green Label Sound showcase on Friday (3/15) at Lucille at 9:30 PM, and FADER Fort on Saturday (3/16) at 6 PM. Flyers for all three of those shows with full lineups are below.

Earl just appeared at Flying Lotus' LA show at Low End Theory last week (3/7) and they performed three tracks off Earl's upcoming album, Doris, "Burgundy" (produced by Pharrell), "Hive," and "Guild." Mac Miller is featured on that last one and he was at the LA show too. You can check it all out in a video from the show, which is below. Also below is the video for previously released Doris track, "Chum," and Earl has another new video on the way too.

Earl's other upcoming dates include some festival appearances like Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, and Coachella. All dates are listed, along with those flyers and videos, below...

Continue reading "Earl Sweatshirt performed w/ Flying Lotus (Captain Murphy) in LA, doing it again at SXSW (dates, video)"

by Andrew Sacher

Wavves at McCarren Park in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
Wavves

As mentioned, Wavves are finally getting around to releasing the followup to 2010's KIng of the Beach this year. The record is called Afraid of Heights and will be out on March 26 via Mom + Pop. It features guest vocals from Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and guest drumming from The Bronx's Jorma Vik. The band just revealed the album tracklist and cover art, which you can check out below.

Late last year, Wavves made a video for the album's opening track, "Sail to the Sun," and they've just revealed another album cut, "Demon to Lean On." The songwriting and cleaner production (the record was done with pop producer John Hill) has the band sounding more pop punk than ever. Frontman Nathan Williams will tell you he was listening to Weezer's Blue Album everyday while making the record, but you'll hear the snotty anthems of blink-182 in there too. Check out both tracks below.

Wavves will be supporting the record this spring, which kicks off after SXSW, with support from LA brats FIDLAR and UK pop shoegazers Cheatahs. That tour hits NYC for two very intimate shows (for Wavves' standards): April 11 at Glasslands and April 12 at Shea Stadium. Tickets for the Glasslands show and the Shea Stadium show go on sale Friday (2/1) at 9 AM.

A list of all dates, stream, video, album art, and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Wavves reveals more album info, announces tour w/ FIDLAR & Cheatahs, playing two tiny NYC shows (dates, streams)"

!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
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Doveman @ LPR, 1/14/2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doveman

TEED @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
TEED

today in NYC
* Grass Roots @ Barbes
* Lettuce @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Luluc @ The Mercury Lounge
* The Rascals @ The Capitol Theater
* Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* WIM, Northern Bells @ Cameo Gallery
* Alexis Cuadrado Quartet @ The Stone
* Hess Is More, Ducky @ The Mercury Lounge
* Ali Shaheed Muhammad @ The Paper Box
* Oneohtrix Point Never @ NYU Kimmel Center
* The Rolling Stones @ The Prudential Center
* Ancient Sky, Bubbly Mommy Gun @ Union Pool
* School of Seven Bells @ Roosevelt Field Sony Store
* Dropkick Murphys @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Bear Hands, Joywave, Slam Donahue @ Glasslands
* Sera Cahoone, Rayland Baxter @ Knitting Factory
* Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Webster Hall
* House of Blondes, Teen Commandments @ The Rock Shop
* Richie, I'm Turning Into, Shorts Band @ Death by Audio
* !!!, Sinkane, Yellow Dogs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Gigamesh, Sean Glass DJ set, Alex English DJ set @ The DL
* Dolores Boys, Eye, Phantom Family Halo, IYEZ @ Saint Vitus
* Starring, Sam Buck Rosen, Lushes, Eartheater @ Shea Stadium
* Julio Bashmore, Paul Raffaele, Rem Koolhaus @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Young Mothers, Lips, Johanna Samuels, Tuff Sunshine @ Cake Shop
* Blue Scholars, The Physics, Brothers From Another @ Bowery Ballroom
* Taperecorder, Vulture Shit, Old Monk, Low Fat Getting High @ XPO 929
* Five O'Clock Heroes, Clinton Curtis, Blaire Reinhard @ Bowery Electric
* Grand Resort, Eastern Hollows, The Meaning of Life, Soft Skull @ Big Snow
* Jon Glaser, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Gethard, Sheng Wang, Adira Amram @ The Bell House
* Doveman, Sandra Bernhard, Yellowbirds, Hannah Cohen, The Perennials, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady @ le Poisson Rouge
* Indian Bastards From Hell (Heems & Dapwell of Das Racist), Hieroglyph Thesaurus, Free Blood, Hagfish and Poet Lounge, Dan Friel, Fox/Crane/Bear, Diamond Terrifier @ Ran Tea House

Irish indiepop band The Frank & Walters were supposed to play Mercury Lounge but that show got cancelled.

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Eleven years ago today, the great Chuck Schuldiner passed away. His work in the US death metal favorites Death lives on, and will forever. RIP, Chuck.

!!! headline Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Check out some of their favorite albums and songs of 2012.

Wavves will be back with a new album, still untitled, in 2013 but to tide you over they've made a video for the first released track, "Sail To The Sun," which you can watch below.

New Zealand's Popstrangers, who were last here for CMJ (and a little after), have a new video for "Heaven" which will be on their debut album, Antipodes, out in February. Check it out below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Hanukkah night 6)"

by Andrew Sacher

Big Boi

As mentioned, Big Boi releases his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, next week (12/11) via Def Jam. His solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, is still my single favorite hip hop album of the new decade so naturally I've been seriously anticipating VLADR since Big Boi mentioned he began work on it. And admittedly, the album is a bit overshadowed by its predecessor, due in part to lacking a song as huge as "Shutterbug." But though the album never hits a moment as large as that one, it's still a winner in its own right.

Vicious Lies opens up like a classic OutKast album, with a short, slow and pretty intro track that leads right into a blunted headknocker, "The Thickets," which appropriately features Sleepy Brown of Organized Noize, who worked on a lot of early OutKast. The bar continues to raise on the next track, a rhythmic club track up there with "Tangerine" or the Big Boi-featuring Janelle Monae track from that same year, "Tightrope." The album plateaus a bit there but more standouts start appearing later on with tracks like "Thom Pettie," a dirty synth track with a great hook from Little Dragon and a characteristically abrasive verse from Killer Mike. Later on we get "Lines," which is probably the best track on the album thanks to a killer chorus from Phantogram that doesn't leave your head once its in there (A$AP Rocky is on the track too). But the most interesting moment of the album has to be "Shoes For Running," which is carried by a hook sung by Wavves dude Nathan Williams. The only thing stopping it from being a total head scratcher is that Nathan toured with GZA and Killer Mike (which itself was a head scratcher) and I still can't decide if it's one of those fun indie/rap collabs like Kid Cudi and MGMT's "Pursuit of Happiness that you'll be hearing all year, or just plain weird. But the fact that I'm still going on about it must say something.

Big Boi will be in NYC next week, the day before his album release for an invite-only Hot 97 show at SOB's (12/10). The only way you can get in though is to win them from Hot 97.

Before that, Big Boi will stop by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday (12/7) to perform "Mama Told Me" with Little Dragon, who were initially supposed to guest on the song's recording, but were replaced on the album by Kelly Rowland.

Since we last spoke about the album, Big Boi has (legally) revealed two more of its tracks, the Kid Cudi-featuring "She Hates Me," and the T.I. and Ludacris-featuring Atlanta boasting party "In the A," both of which you can hear below. In related news, TI just revealed his storied track with Andre 3000, "Sorry," which will appear on his upcoming Trouble Man LP and can also be streamed below.

Continue reading "Big Boi releases new 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' tracks, playing Hot 97 show in NYC (streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

VIcious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

As expected, there have been lots of (dangerous) rumors floating around about Big Boi's upcoming sophomore solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which is due out December 11 via Def Jam (pushed back from November 13). He's now revealed what is (fingers crossed!) the official tracklist for the album and the guest spots are pretty exciting. Despite Little Dragon's initial guest spot having gone to Kelly Rowland a while back, the group actually appears on three other album tracks. The album's got plenty of love from the dirty south, like on "Gossip," which features veteran UGK and worthy newcomer Big K.R.I.T.; frequent Outkast/Big Boi collaborator Killer Mike appears on a track with Little Dragon; TI and Ludacris end up on a track together; and Sleepy Brown of Organized Noize, who produced a ton of Outkast back in the day is on one too. In more surprising (and also exciting) news, Wavves and Jai Paul are both on the album. As is A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi, and others. You can check out the full tracklist below.

In related news, TI also revealed the tracklist for his much-delayed upcoming album, Trouble Man (due out 12/18), and it looks a bit different than the one we initially mentioned. The most striking difference is that the song sampling Gotye and featuring Kendrick Lamar is not listed anymore. But in more positive news, Big Boi's Outkast partner Andre 3000 is there on the song, "Sorry" (the one where he allegedly apologizes to Big Boi). Cee Lo Green, A$AP Rocky, R. Kelly, and more are set to appear too. The full tracklist is below. TI plays NYC on December 18 at Best Buy Theater (tickets).

Speaking of Big Boi and Little Dragon, they were hanging out together a bit before Halloween at a "costume party" (check out their costumes). A video of them together and those tracklists, are below.

Continue reading "Big Boi and TI reveal tracklists / guests for their new LPs"

DOWNLOAD: Sweet Valley - "Suzuka 9 Hours" (MP3)

GZA at MHOW in June (more by Ryan Barkan)
GZA

Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, who recently performed his album Liquid Swords in NYC, has just put together a pretty amazing tour. He's taking out underdog rapper of the year Killer Mike, Sweet Valley (aka the new beat project by main Wavves dude Nathan Williams and his brother Joel [aka Kynan]), and Bear Hands (who are currently on a tour with Fort Lean which hit NYC last week).

That tour kicks off in Buffalo this September and ends with a NYC show on October 18 at Irving Plaza, which is part of CMJ. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Livenation for updates. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Nathan and Joel Williams' Sweet Valley project, the tour will double as a support run for their debut beat tape, Stay Calm, which is due out on August 7 via Fool's Gold. You can stream two tracks from that release, "Malibu Games" and "Suzuka 9 Hours," below, the latter of which you can also download above. Nathan Williams will also be joining GZA on stage at the shows, and you may remember that it won't be the first time that Nathan and GZA unite.

A list of all dates and streams below...

Continue reading "Sweet Valley (aka Nathan from Wavves' new beat project) touring w/ GZA, Killer Mike & Bear Hands (dates & MP3)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

Wavves at McCarren Park in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
Wavves

Wavves just finished up an international tour which included some Australian dates, Primavera Sound in Spain, and a few other European stops along the way. They'll be back in the states this week, but before returning home to California, Wavves will stop in NYC for a 1800 Tequila and SPIN-presented "Essential Artist Series" show at 446 Broadway (between Howard and Grand St) on Wednesday (6/13) with DJ sets by Flosstradamus' J2K and Nick Catchdubs. The show is free but RSVP is required. The show flier is below.

Wavves' tour included a show at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, which was recorded in full and available to stream or download at Aussie indie radio station triple j. The set included material from all three full lengths, the Life Sux EP, and their cover of Sonic Youth's "100%."

Continue reading "Wavves playing free show in NYC on Wednesday"

The Drums at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
The Drums

The Drums have some European tour dates coming up in March and will return to North America to play SXSW (including the Frenckiss Records showcase and a TBA BrooklynVegan party at 'Hotel Vegan').

After about a month's rest, they'll kick off a full tour of the US and Canada with some pretty solid openers, Craft Spells and Part Time. That tour hits NYC on April 22 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/2) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Yesterday, The Drums aired the season finale of their Visiomento series. Check that out, along with all dates below...

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OFF at House of Vans (more by BBG)
OFF!

OFF! have been keeping busy in the studio working on a new album which is already recorded and possibly even mixed by now. Stay tuned for more info.

Meanwhile, as you know, Off! will head down to Texas to play Bro Fest and shows during the SXSW festival (including the BV/Power of The Riff show).

The crew also recently announced participation in the Burgerama Festial in Santa Ana, CA on March 24th. The fest (brought to you by Burger Records) will feature Wavves, Strange Boys, Ty Segall, and many others. Tickets are on sale. Flyer below.

Off! have also just announced a NYC show on May 29th at Bowery Ballroom (right before they fly to Spain for Primavera Sound). Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on 2/29 and regular sale on Friday.

All tour dates, that Burgerama flyer and some video including some of No Flag (No Age + Black Flag), below...

Continue reading "OFF! mixing new LP, add NYC show & Burgerama to schedule"

Stephen Malkmus @ Academy Records in Aug. (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Malkmus

today in NYC
* ASSSCAT @ UCB
* DUMBO Arts Fest
* Here to Help @ UCB East
* X @ the Stone Pony (NJ)
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
* Elbow, Glasser @ Terminal 5
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* The Coup, Japanther @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mobb Deep, Lloyd Banks @ Webster Hall
* Swarms (Nina Mehta of Rings) @ Zebulon
* Rob Haskins plays Marc Chan @ The Stone
* The Shins, Faces On Film @ Bowery Ballroom
* Eddie Pepitone, Patton Oswalt @ Gotham Comedy Club
* The Suzan, Hard Nips, Lost Boy @ Glasslands
* Hannibal Buress & friends @ Knitting Factory
* Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Public Assembly
* Little Women, Vaz, Extra Life @ Death By Audio
* Cave, Huntronik, La Otracina, Jealousy @ Cake Shop
* Drag The River, Lenny Lashley, Motopony @ Maxwell's
* Megafaun, Doug Paisley, Cat Martino @ Mercury Lounge
* Enslaved, Fin Amor, Junius, Alcest @ Gramercy Theatre
* Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Holy Sons @ Webster Hall
* Margaret Leng Tan plays John Cage's 'Four Walls' @ The Stone
* Hauschka (Solo Prepared Piano Performance), Glenn Jones @ West Park Church
* Meg Baird, P.G. Six, Steve Gunn & John Truscinski, Chris Forsyth & The Paranoid Cat Band @ Union Pool
* Matthew Dear, The Juan Maclean, Metro Area, Rub n Tug, Kim Ann Foxman, DJ Nature, Blondes, Tim Sweeney @ 446 Broadway
* Joke Lanz & Shelley Hirsch, Aki Onda & MV Carbon, Ezramo & Rinus van Alebeek, Bob Bellerue & Mister Matthews @ Public Assembly

Junius replaced Ghost on the Enslaved show at Gramercy tonight.

Wavves' new video for "Bug", below...

What else?

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Quiksilver

This press release went out this morning...

QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK SURF CONTEST WILL RUN: Update from Long Beach

An important update from Long Beach - Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the professional surf contest scheduled to start on Sunday, September 4 in light of the impact of Hurricane Irene and concerns for the Long Beach community, which suffered significant damage from the storm. The Quiksilver Pro is scheduled to start its 11-day "holding period" on Monday, September 5. The Quiksilver Pro Trials presented by Unsound Surf will run on Sunday, September 4.

The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.

The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit. We are committed to holding the ASP tour event at Long Beach so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community.

Damn. You can see the list of who was supposed to play, below...

Continue reading "free Quiksilver concerts in Long Beach are cancelled (surfing still on) (or something like that)"

"The VMAs unite us as a people, a shitty, shitty people. #VMAs" - Dave Hill

Tyler's mom & Wavves @ the Video Music Awards (via Hipster Runoff)
Tyler

Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) has posted his thoughts on last night's VMAs. This is what he said:

"there are great moments in awards shows. bruno mars sounded really good doing 'valerie' for amy winehouse. i don't think anyone is bummed that adele is killing everything. her voice was real and focused when i went thru and watched highlights from tonight. kanye and jay z are always murdering. beyonce is pregnant. yes this is awesome as shit, culturally speaking. but can i just ask, the reader, us, we ... as non-rhetorically as possible: don't we seem dumb? didn't MTV lose the fight against themselves? Didn't Rock'n'Roll STOP? Why are the lights so bright? isn't our talent as artists enough? Why do we try SO hard? Does a moonman mean what it did back then? Should we feel pumped when we get one? Should our mom's cry? I am not even thinking about it that hard. I will close my eyes in 90 seconds and have total peace... But, seriously. Why are we waving around so much? Why do we NEED this shit so bad? Why don't we just have MUSIC? DO music? soul? I don't know. I don't mean to criticize. Anyone. Actually. Except for MTV. You might have had a very large opportunity to be stabilize your self as a global presence of culture and art about 15 years ago and you fucked the dog. Sorry. Im with my girls on this one. Its becoming increasingly clear as I think about it more and more, that the dollars, if they ARE apart of why you are doing something... they are apart of why you are doing something. that's fucked to me. that's the absence of spirit, glue, fabric of what makes us a person. it distracts us from what we could be doing: WORK. on EARTH. Better say this: Forget what I say. If you even read this, you'll probably say to yourself, who is this ass saying shit? It doesn't matter what i say. it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter. But this one last thought: What would Bill Hicks say?"
- JV
If you missed the show, or didn't read about it already, Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator won Best New Artist, Adele (as Justin points out) is a good singer, (so is) Beyonce (but more impotantly, she) is pregnant, Lady Gaga does a great Ralph Macchio, and Justin Bieber loves God and Jesus....

Continue reading "Bon Iver's Justin Vernon discusses the MTV VMAs (where Odd Future won, Tyler's mom got excited, etc)"

Irene

today in NYC
* Silk Warehouse Party
* Mamie Minch @ Barbes
* Greta Gertler @ Barbes
* Saint Motel @ The Rock Shop
* Lez Zeppelin @ Irving Plaza
* Slowdance @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Shahzad Ismaily @ The Stone
* Main Attrakionz @ New Museum
* The Movielife @ Best Buy Theater
* Cat Power, Vorhees @ Webster Hall
* Deniz Tek, Ivan Julian @ The Bell House
* Jesse Malin, Juliana Hatfield @ City Winery
* Personal and the Pizzas, Triple Hex @ Maxwell's
* Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble @ The Stone
* Dave Matthews Band Caravan @ Governors Island
* Natur, Aggressor, Mutant Supremacy @ Union Pool
* Caravela, Santah, Honduras, David King @ Spike Hill
* Salem, Main Attrakionz, Ghe20 Goth1k @ Santos Party House
* Steve Gunn, Woodsman, Sacred Harp, GDFX @ Shea Stadium
* The Heavy Pets, Zongo Junction, Uzimon @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Living Kills, Les Sans Culottes, Party Lights @ The Gutter
* Prospector, Soft Black, Last Year's Men, Edelweiss @ Bowery Electric
* Amen Dunes, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Zomes, GDFX @ Saint Vitus
* Ital, Innergaze, Magic Touch, Shams, Octo Octa @ Silk Warehouse Party
* Brain Tumors, Much Worse, Deathrats, State Violence @ Stolen Sleeves
* Little Gold, Air Waves, Moonmen On The Moon, Man, Spook Houses @ Death By Audio
* Blood Diamonds, Tanlines (DJ set), Braille (DJ Set), Magic Mountain (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Dujeous, Paul Josephs and Metrosonics, Keeping Riley, In Ohm, iAMEVE @ Mercury Lounge
* Dr. John, Sera Solstice, Mz. Imani, Aliza Hava and the Rhythm Shamans @ Public Assembly
* School of Seven Bells, Warm Ghost, Starfawn, Heathered Pearls (DJ set) @ Cameo
* Sun Araw, Prince Rama, Julianna Barwick, Pterodactyl, Teengirl Fantasy (DJ set) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dylan Charles, The Rhodes, Greg Smith And The Broken English, The Bull & the Butterfly, Julia Haltigan, Abby Ahmad, Marika Hughes, Risa Binder @ Rockwood Music Hall

What's going on Saturday is going to be very short.

Check out This Week in Indie for more.

Wavves and GZA performed "Liquid Swords" together on Fuel TV last night (8/25). Check out a video of that below.

What else?

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Wavves @ East River Park - 8/25/2011 (photo by robotgobot)
Wavves

Though last night's Wavves show went on as planned, and was even dry, Saturday & Sunday's performances of "Henry V" are cancelled (they were set to take place on the same East River Park stage). You can however catch the same Shakespeare show in East River Park on Monday (as of now).

Tickets on sale now for the Wavves/Fucked Up show at Webster Hall.

Wavves & GZA
Wavves

"MTV has just announced that fuzz-rock band Wavves will serve as the guest composer for the first season of the network's new scripted comedy series, "I Just Want My Pants Back." In addition, music legend Nic Harcourt will serve as music supervisor for the series. The pilot episode, which is airing as a sneak peek following the "2011 MTV Video Music Awards," on August 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, will feature the exclusive world premiere of their new song "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl." The series will officially debut on MTV in January 2012. .

Wavves' new EP, "Life Sux" will be released by Wavves' label Ghost Ramp on Tuesday, September 20th and features "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl," as well as collaborations with Best Coast and members of the band F*cked Up.

As guest composer throughout the MTV series, Wavves will have 20 original compositions as well as songs from their unreleased EP. Following the sneak peek on Sunday night, viewers can visit www.soundtrack.mtv.com for a free download of "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl" and a list of all Wavves songs featured in the show.

From acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith, "Swingers," "Go," "Bourne Identity") and based upon David J. Rosen's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "I Just Want My Pants Back" follows a group of friends as they navigate the minefield of their post-collegiate years. The series will feature 12 half-hour episodes.

Struggling with sex, love, career and friendship as a young twenty-something living in Brooklyn, the series follows Jason Strider, played by Peter Vack. Jason puts hanging with his friends, going to bars and hooking up above his entry level job where he's the lowest rung at a casting agency, and dreams of being in music journalism...but has no idea how to get there. It's not until a one night stand steals his heart and his pants, that he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back, and hopefully the girl, while also growing up along the way.

The series also stars Kim Shaw as Jason's best friend 'Tina;' Jordan Carlos as 'Eric' and Elisabeth Hower as 'Stacey,' college sweethearts making it go of it as couple as they forge into their adult years; Sunkrish Bala as 'Bobby' the owner of the local bodega and will guest star Chris Parnell as 'J.B.,' Jason's no-nonsense boss at the casting agency.

"I Just Want My Pants Back" is based on the book by David J. Rosen. The series a co-production with Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was written by Rosen and directed by Doug Liman. Justin Levy, Clay Spencer and Polly Auritt are the executives in charge of production for MTV. Executive producers include Liman, David Bartis and Rosen. Gene Klein is co-executive producer.

Also, be sure to catch Wavves backing up GZA, the legendary founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" tonight at 8pm PST / 11pm EST. They will be performing GZA's classic tune "Liquid Swords"."
[press release]

Despite the nasty weather, as of 4:000pm, the Dee Dee/Wavves show in Manhattan's East River Park tonight (8/25) is still on. Dee Dee goes on at 7. The show is rain or shine.

Feel like staying dry? You can head to Long Island on September 9th instead, or wait until Wavves returns to NYC as part of a tour with Fucked Up that has the two bands at Webster Hall on Saturday, September 24th. More dates TBA soon. All dates and new EP tracklist and cover art below...

Continue reading "Wavves still playing NYC tonight, touring w/ Fucked Up (dates), soundtracking MTV show, backing GZA, releasing EP"