Entries tagged with: XNY
Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Cate Le Bon in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Cloud Nothings, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory was one of the best rock albums of 2012, and they plan to release its much-anticipated followup this year. No title or release date yet, but they're promising to perform the whole thing in full tonight, so this show should be a pretty special one. It was initially supposed to happen at Rough Trade NYC but was moved to Baby's All Right.
Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby @ Mercury Lounge
Coming off her second terrific album in a row -- last year's Mug Museum -- Cate Le Bon is even more charming live. Opening is Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) whose new album features a guest appearance from Cate. Sold out.
Prism House, Foxes in Fiction, Daytona, XNY, Palehound, Crooked Tails @ Spike Hill
There's a bunch of good bands on this show, including noisy singer/songwriter Palehound, ex-Harlem band Daytona, ambient artist Foxes In Fiction, experimental duo Prism House, and more.
London Grammar @ The Box
UK synthpop trio London Grammar first caught our ears as one of the contributors to the Disclosure album, but they've since released their own LP as well. Tonight's their second of two sold-out intimate NYC shows.
The Hood Internet, Pictureplane, Bearstronaut @ Glasslands
Remix gurus The Hood Internet, who more recently began making original material too, headline this free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show that also features NYC's always-entertaining electronic pop wizard Pictureplane.
Dark Sky, Graze (live), Detroit Swindle @ Output
London bass trio Dark Sky have put out a number of solid releases recently, including one for Modeselektor's label. Stream the title track of their most recent EP, In Brackets (which is out via Mister Saturday Night), below.
Bambara, Advaeta, Bueno, Pawns @ Silent Barn
It's a locals-only night (bands, that is) at Silent Barn featuring noisy pummelers Bambara and dreamy trio Advaeta.
Butter The Children, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Gym Shorts @ Shea Stadium
Shoegazy locals Butter the Children headline this night of fuzzed out indie rock.
Johnny Flynn, The Melodic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fans of new wave Britfolk, here's a double bill with scene vet Johnny Flynn and London quartet The Melodic. Expect mandolins and earnest lyrics. There's an early and a late show, both sold out.
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Laura Stevenson @ MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laura Stevenson and the Cans have a short run of dates this month which kicks off in NYC for CMJ and then makes its way south, culminating in Gainesville's The Fest. During CMJ the band will play the Deli showcase at The Delancey on October 16 with Blonds, Shakey Graves, XNY, Backwords, Swear and Shake, and more. Then after that, they'll play the Let's Get Messy showcase at The Rock Shop on October 17 with Roomrunner, Archie Powel & The Exports, Twin Tigers, Pretty & Nice, and more. Advance tickets for the Rock Shop show are available and you can also try to get into both of those shows with your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, when the band returns home after their October run, they'll play a local show in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on November 11 with The Shondes, Leda, and ADVAITA. Tickets for that show are still available.
In related news, The Mountain Goats' 2002 LP, Tallahasse, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and in honor of that, Crooked Neighbor is releasing a tribute album called Tallahasee Turns Ten, out digitally on November 5 and physically in January, 2013. The album features covers by Laura Stevenson, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Miracles of Modern Science, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry! and others. You can stream Laura Stevenson's take on "No Children," and check out a list of all upcoming LSATC dates below.
Serenades @ Knitting Factory
Serenades, the Swedish duo of Alex Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegard (Laakso), made their NYC debut on Thursday (12/15) at the Knitting Factory. Their short tour culminated with a midnight show on Friday (12/16) at the Mercury Lounge. One might have excused the duo for going the easy route and performing to only backing tracks, but the Swedes brought along members of Miike Snow and Lykke Li's band to create a formidable five-piece.
The band only has a handful of shows under their belt, but their unabashed, full-on pop already seems too big for such small venues. "Birds" is arguably the best of the lot with ebullient horns and quick-fire strings, punctuated with the refrain "There was something missing in my life / now I know what love is all about." The alone-at-the-holidays track "Come Home" (also the title of their EP) was timely and "All The Words," the lead-track on their full-length, Criminal Heaven (due for a US release in the spring), is already perfectly slotted as the set closer.
Out of the two NYC shows, the Mercury Lounge show had the better turnout, later start time, and better vibe. Based on the strength of the songs and as more Shout Out Louds fans become aware of the project, it won't be surprising to see Serenades at the Bowery or Music Hall when they return for a full tour next year.
Of note was Knitting Factory opener XNY, the Brooklyn-based guitar and drum duo of Pam Autuori and Jacob Schreiber. Not entirely sold on the recorded stuff yet but their live set was assured and enjoyable.
More pictures, Mercury Lounge setlist and the video for "Birds" below...