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photo: A$AP Ferg in Queens in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Ferg

Late last year, A$AP Ferg returned with the new mixtape Ferg Forever, a nice tide-over while we wait for the followup to his excellent Trap Lord. In the past week, he's dropped videos for two of that mixtape's tracks. The first was for "Doe-Active," directed by Spike Jordan and featuring a cameo from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and the second was for "Dope Walk," directed by Matt Starr and featuring appearances by Kanye West, Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Haim, Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Watch both below.

In related news, this Sunday (3/1) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy will play a free show presented by DXC/Dunkxchange. At the show, you can buy, sell and trade sneakers and apparel. There will also be performances by GRZLXMODE and GI Dara, and music by DJ Mpure and DJ Rob Cast. Unlike most BKNB shows this one is ticketed ($15 advance, $20 at the door) and the flyer is below.

Ferg also has shows coming up, mostly in Australia and New Zealand, but also a couple US festivals including Pitchfork. All dates are listed below.

A$AP Rocky's also on board for US festival BUKU Music + Art Project happening in New Orleans on March 13 & 14 with Passion Pit, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, DJ Windows 98, Die Antwoord, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Portugal. The Man, Hudson Mohawke, iLoveMakonnen, XXYYXX, Raury, Big Freedia and more. Full lineup here. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "A$AP Ferg made two star-studded videos; A$AP Mob mems playing NYC show on Sunday; Rocky playing Buku Fest"

Tickets

Bjork tickets go on sale today too.

Chet Faker and XXYYXX already have three sold-out Terminal 5 shows, and they've now added a DJ night for Output on April 7. Tickets are on sale.

If you missed the BV presale, tickets for the Django Django show at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Flogging Molly/Golgol Bordello/Mariachi El Bronx show at Stone Pony Summer Stage (NJ) go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Testament/Exodus shows at The Paramount (LI) and Starland (NJ) go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Robby Krieger (of The Doors) show at The Paramount (Long Island) go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Bob Dylan show at The Borgata go on sale today at 10AM.

If you missed the BV presale, tickets for the Father John Misty show at Central Park SummerStage with Angel Olsen go on sale today at noon.

If you missed the BV presale, tickets for the two San Fermin shows at MHOW go on sale today at noon.ƒ

Tickets for the Todd Terje show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for a bunch of NYC-area Bad Religion and Plague Vendor shows at MHOW, Bowery Ballroom, and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the FIDLAR/METZ show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the East India Youth show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the the Woodsist Fest with Real Estate, Simon Joyner, Woods, and others at Big Sur, CA's Loma Vista Gardens go on sale today at 3 PM EST.

Tickets for the Big Sean show at Starland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the recently added Screaming Females show at Silent Barn are on sale now. Their Knitting Factory shows are sold out, no advance tickets for Rough Trade.

Tickets for the Laura Marling and Villagers show at Warsaw go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the The Avengers show at The Bell House go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The Replacements/Superchunk/J. Roddy Walston & the Business show in Philly go on sale today at noon.

Sinlge-day Tickets for the Governor's Ball Music Fest on Randall's Island go on sale today at noon and three-day passes are still available.

Tickets for the Palma Violets show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Fishbone all ages afternoon show at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the night show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Stone Temple Pilots show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets for the Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators shows at Terminal 5 and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Afrobeat group Femi Kuti & the Positive Force are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Yung Lean and Cities Aviv are playing a free Converse Rubber Tracks show on February 26 at MHOW. Tickets go on "sale" today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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Tickets for the recently added Sufjan Stevens show at Kings Theatre go on sale today at 10AM. His other two NYC shows are sold out.

Marina & the Diamonds are playing Bowery Ballroom on March 26. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The Cribs show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon, Baby's All Right goes on sale at noon, and Saint Vitus goes on sale at 10AM. You can also buy a pass that gets you into all three, which is on sale today at noon.

If you missed out on the BV presale, tickets for the added B-52's shows at Irving Plaza and Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Laibach show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington are currently on Red Bull Sound Select presale, and go on general sale Saturday (2/7) at 10AM.

Tickets for the Arts & Crafts' Field Trip Festival in Toronto go on sale today at 10AM.

Defeater singer Derek Archambault's alt-country band Alcoa are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on March 13 with Choir Vandals. Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Bette Midler has added a third NYC show happening June 29 at Barclays Center. Tickets go on Live Nation/venue presale today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts 10 AM on Monday (2/9). Her MSG shows are still on sale (same link).

Tickets for the two Alabama Shakes dates at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11AM.

If you missed out on the BV presale, tickets for the Courtney Barnett shows at Bowery Ballroom with Chastity Belt go on sale today at noon.

If you missed out on the BV presale, tickets for the Viet Cong Northside Fest show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jose Gonzalez show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. His Webster Hall show is sold out.

Chet Faker has added a third Terminal 5 show on April 4 with XXYYXX. (The 4/7 & 4/8 shows are sold out.)  Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Matt Pond PA Several Arrows Later show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Swervedriver show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are still available.

Tickets for the Stevie Wonder show at Prudential Center go on sale tomorrow at 11AM. Tickets to his show at Barclays Center (same link) are still available.

Tickets for the Twin Peaks show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Temples show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the two Aretha Franklin shows at NJPAC and Webster Bank Arena are on sale now.

Tickets  for the Turbo Fruits show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Elvis Perkins show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield is playing City Winery on March 18. Tickets are on sale now.

Metric are going on a tour in support of, uh, Imagine Dragons, which hits Prudential Center on June 29 and Barclays Center on June 30. Tickets go on various presales at 10 AM on Monday (2/9).

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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Tickets for David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' show at Barclays Center with Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Dev Hynes, Kelis, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs and Nico Muhly + Ira Glass go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Primal Scream shows at Irving Plaza and Warsaw go on Noisey presale today at 10 AM (password: NOISEY2015). The Irving show also has a Live Nation and a Music Geeks presale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the two Faith No More shows at Webster Hall go on fan club presale today at 10AM. Check their Twitter for the password.

Kaiser Chiefs are playing Irving Plaza on May 13. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presales today at 10AM with a general on sale Friday (1/30).

Kieza is touring with Betty Who before Governors Ball and will be hitting NYC on May 4 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on Governors Ball, Citi Cardmember, and Music Geeks presales today at 10AM with a Live Nation/Mobile App presale Thursday at 10AM and a general on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/30).

NWOBHM greats Saxon are playing NYC at May 8 at B.B. King's with Armored Saint. Tickets are on sale now.

XXYYXX is opening for Chet Faker at Terminal 5 on April 7 & 8. Tickets for night 1 go on AmEx presale today at noon. Night 2 is sold out.

Tickets for the Cult of Luna show at Gramercy Theater go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Primus Willy Wonka-themed show at The Paramount go on venue presale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Mikal Cronin show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the recently added Timber Timbre show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Their other Bowery show (same link) is still on sale.

Tickets for the Toro y Moi show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Purity Ring show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Sufjan Stevens shows go on presale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

treasure island

Treasure Island Music Fest returns for its eighth edition on October 18 & 19 in San Francisco. This year's initial lineup has been announce and includes 2014's festival circuit MVPs Outkast, plus Massive Attack, Alt-J, TV on the Radio, Janelle Monae, The New Pornographers, and many more. Tickets will go on-sale Thursday, June 19th at 10 AM PDT.

Initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island Music Festival announces initial 2014 lineup: Outkast, Massive Attack, Alt-J, New Pornographers & more"

FYF Fest

The annual two-day FYF Fest is returning to LA from August 23-24 this year, and the lineup was just announced. It includes The Strokes, Phoenix, the reunited Blood Brothers who haven't played sine 2007 (!), Slowdive, Slint, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Blood Orange, Darkside, Jamie xx, Haim, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Death Grips (we know FYF is a festival they actually play), Ty Segall, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Joyce Manor, Against Me!, Built to Spill, Murder City Devils, The Bronx, Angel Olsen, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Joanna Gruesome and many more.

Tickets go on sale May 22 at noon PDT. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2014 lineup announced (Strokes, Blood Brothers, Phoenix, Slint, Slowdive, Death Grips, Grimes & many more!)"

A$AP Rocky in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
A$AP Rocky

Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party is returning this year from July 25-27, and the initial lineup has been announced. It includes A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, The War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Chromeo, Matt & Kim and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 lineup & tix (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen & more)"

XXYYXX at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
XXYYXX

Orlando producer XXYYXX returns to the Northeast to get the dancefloors moving at a couple shows this week, including a benefit show in NYC on Friday (2/21) at NYU's E&L Auditorium in the Kimmel Center. He'll be joined by another solid beatmaker, Giraffage, who he toured Europe and played our 2013 official BV SXSW showcase with, and UK DJ Purple. NYU students can get tickets at NYU Ticket Central now for $5 and admission is $7 at the door for the general public. Proceeds will go towards the CHILL Foundation. All XXYYXX dates are listed below.

Also at NYU this week, Ian MacKaye will be speaking about the Fugazi Live Series as part of MIAP10, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program's 10-year anniversary celebration. (the Fugazi Live Series grew out of a MIAP thesis.) That takes place on Wednesday (2/19) on the 6th floor of the Michelson Theater (721 Broadway) at 6:15 PM. It's free and open to the public. First come, first serve.

All XXYYXX dates are listed, with some streams, below...

Continue reading "XXYYXX playing shows, including NYU w/ Giraffage this Friday; Ian MacKaye speaking there on Wednesday"

Counterpoint

It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.

Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Counterpoint Festival 2014 lineup & tix (Outkast, Schoolboy Q, Janelle Monae, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper & more)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Slayer

Walkmen
Slayer surfer

More pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE, Slayer included....

Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.

After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]

The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.

We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

CHVRCHES at The Studio at Webster Hall - 9/20/13
Chvrches @ Studio Webster Hall - 9/20/2013

Scottish synth pop trio CHVRCHES don't stop getting bigger, having just headlined Terminal 5 last night (9/22) on their tour with XXYYXX (less than a year after playing Mercury Lounge), just ahead of the release of their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Right before T5 though, CHVRCHES gave New Yorkers a chance to see them in an intimate environment again, playing a last-minute show at The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday (9/20), an MTV-presented show that streamed live. Pictures from the Studio show, including one of the setlist (but unfortunately none of XXYYXX), are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "CHVRCHES @ The Studio at Webster Hall (pics & setlist)"

Chvrches at BV / Soundwave tent, Firefly 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

Chvrches debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, will finally be out next week (9/24) but you can stream it right now (via NPR) below.

As mentioned, the Scottish synthpop trio will be in NYC this weekend, playing Terminal 5 on Sunday (9/22) with XXYYXX. You can still get tickets, but if you'd like to see them somewhere much smaller, CHVRCHES and XXYYXX are playing a "MTV Artists to Watch" show The Studio @ Webster Hall on Friday (9/20). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Continue reading "Chrvches streaming debut LP, playing Studio @ Webster Hall show w/ XXYYXX before T5 in NYC this week (updated dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Fortune Howl - "Interzone Export" (MP3)

XXYYXX at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
XXYYXX

Young upstart producer XXYYXX will be touring this summer, and as discussed, that tour brings him to NYC for two shows this week. The first happens on Friday (7/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Chrome Sparks (live), Fortune Howl, and DJ True Panther Sounds. That show is totally sold out, but if you weren't able to get tickets, we're giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

The next day, XXYYXX will head to Long Island City for this week's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (7/13) with MK, Ryan Hemsworth, Bondax, Gobby, and James K, making for a great all around bill. Tickets for this Saturday's Warm Up are still available.

UPDATE: Pete Swanson replaced Bondax on the lineup.

If you want to keep the fun going all the way to 4 AM on Saturday after Warm Up, head to Tribeca Grand Hotel, where Ryan Hemsworth and a few others will be DJing all night (tickets). Flyer below.

XXYYXX made the mix for this week's Warm Up, and it includes tracks by Ellen Allien, Floating Points, Holly Herndon, Lapalux, Thundercat, Janet Jackson ft. Nelly, and more, in addition to a new XXYYXX song. You can stream that mix and check out the full tracklist, via FADER, below.

XXYYXX was also just added as the opener to many dates on the previously discussed CHVRCHES tour, including the NYC show on September 22 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available. After the run with CHVRCHES ends, XXYYXX will head to Austin for the just-announced Fun Fun Fun Fest. All of his tour dates are listed below.

Also in XXYYXX's mix is a new track from his Relief in Abstract labelmate/fellow Orlando resident Fortune Howl (who also opens the MHOW show). The track, titled "Interzone Export," is off of his upcoming new album, Earthbound, which is due out on July 30 via Relief in Abstract. Unlike XXYYXX, who makes future garage dancefloor bangers, Fortune Howl focuses more on songwriting and this new track sees his post-Panda Bear vocals awash in glitchy folktronica and psychedelia. We've got the MP3 downloadable above, or you can also stream it below.

All dates are listed, along with all song streams, contest details, and flyer for the Ryan Hemsworth party, below...

Continue reading "listen to a new Fortune Howl song, see him w/ XXYYXX (who made a new mix & is touring w/ CHVRCHES) -- dates/streams"

by Andrew Sacher

XXYYXX at BV-SXSW 2013 showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
XXYYXX

Exciting young Beyonce/TLC/Alt-J/etc-sampling electronic musician XXYYXX has a few dates scheduled this summer, and will be coming to NYC for the Warm Up summer concert series at MoMA PS1. As mentioned, he plays on July 13 with a great lineup of Ryan Hemsworth, Bondax, MK, Gobby, and James K.

The day before Warm Up, XXYYXX will be in Brooklyn for a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/12) with Chrome Sparks (live), Fortune Howl, and DJ True Panther Sounds. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/7) at noon. XXYYXX's 2012 self titled debut LP is great for the headphones, but he's a hell of a dancefloor commander too. So if that's your kind of thing, these NYC shows are not to be missed. A full stream of his LP is below.

Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale today (6/5) at noon. Other artists playing the series (which runs from June 29 to September 7) include Majical Cloudz, Liars, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, J. Cole, Juan Atkins, Jon Hopkins, and many more.

All XXYYXX dates are listed, along with the LP stream and a video, below...

Continue reading "XXYYXX headlining Music Hall of Williamsburg before Warm Up (which goes on sale today)"

by Andrew Sacher

Still Awake

Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, whose already blessed us with some solid EPs, singles and remixes, has just put out another EP today (5/23) called Still Awake. The new EP contains 6 of his brightest sounding tracks and veers more towards chillwave than his usual forte of cloud rap. It's also got a bonus track, which is a remix one of the EP tracks, and you can download the entire thing for free. It can also be streamed in its entirety below.

Ryan Hemsworth, who was just in NYC for Downtown Fest, is part of the just-announced Warm Up at MoMA PS1 lineup, which goes down this summer. He plays on July 13 with MK (aka Detroit producer Mark Kinchen, who had two '90s hits with singer Alana Simon, "Always" and "Love Changes"), exciting young Orlando producer XXYYXX, UK duo Bondax, UNO-signed producer Gobby (who just played with Majical Cloudz), and James K. Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale June 5 at noon.

Ryan also plays Camp Bisco the same weekend as his Warm Up show. EP stream below...

Continue reading "Ryan Hemsworth released a free EP, playing Warm Up w/ MK, XXYYXX, Bondax, Gobby & others"

Warm Up 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
Warm Up

The annual Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this year every Saturday from June 29 through September 7. As usual, they've booked an excellent lineup of forward-thinking electronic music, hip hop, and other related genres.

Artists playing this year include Majical Cloudz (who just played NYC and will play Northside), XXYYXX, Ryan Hemsworth, Liars (live), Kode9, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Caribou (DJ), Empress Of, J. Cole, World's Fair, IO Echo (live), Julio Bashmore, Ben UFO, Gobby, Kelela, Juan Atkins, A Guy Called Gerald, Pional, Kim Ann Foxman, Jon Hopkins, King Britt and tons of other names.

Advance tickets for each day will go on sale Wednesday, June 5 at noon via MoMAPS1.org. Full 2013 schedule below...

Continue reading "MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 announced (Majical Cloudz, XXYYXX, Ryan Hemsworth, Liars, Mr. MFN eXquire & more)"

Hopscotch

One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.

Continue reading "Hopscotch announces 2013 lineup (Big Boi, Sleep, Spiritualized, Kurt Vile, Wolf Eyes, John Cale, more)"

DOWNLOAD: Owl Eyes - "Closure" (Giraffage Remix) (MP3)

Giraffage at official BrooklynVegan 2013 SXSW showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Giraffage

Glitchy beatmaker Giraffage and ambient pop musician Mister Lies are teaming up for a tour of the US and Canada this June into early July. It kicks off in Mister Lies' hometown of Chicago and ends in Giraffage's hometown of San Francisco, hitting NYC in between for a show at 285 Kent on June 21. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketfly for updates.

The tour begins after Giraffage returns home from his European trek with XXYYXX. All dates are listed, along with a stream of Giraffage's brand new remix of Owl Eyes' "Closure" (also downloadable above) and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Giraffage has a new remix, touring w/ Mister Lies (dates/MP3)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Dave & Andrew Sacher

Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx / XXYYXX / The Underachievers
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013

When we weren't throwing free day parties and bridge shows at SXSW last week, we were busy throwing nighttime official showcases. On Saturday (3/16), our metal blog Invisible Oranges put on a showcase at North Door and on Friday, we put on a showcase on Maggie Mae's rooftop which was mainly hip hop and electronic with 3421, Mykki Blanco, Man Without Country, Giraffage, The Underachievers, Pictureplane, Brooke Candy, Zebra Katz, and XXYYXX. With so much rock in our day parties, we wanted to mix it up at night and had a ton of fun doing it. Bonus points for the view from venue down onto the 6th Street mayhem,.

3421, who since played NYC shows at Merc and Knit, came all the way from Israel to kick off the Friday night show with a set of their live dubstep. They were the perfect beginning for the crowd who immediately started to fill the 400-capacity room/roof as soon as doors opened, though 3421 work latenight too. That's when we saw them in Tel Aviv over the summer as part of the Jerusalem Music Conference. That time they were the last act of the night and got the drunk crowd moving with help from bombastic MC Miss Red. Miss Red was originally supposed to play with 3421 at SXSW too, but instead she watched this show from the audience (#majorbummer), With her at the show was The Bug who she was playing SXSW with instead (you can catch Miss Red & The Bug in NYC this weekend).

3421 were followed by NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, who was in his usual abrasive mode on stage, which we and the crowd were loving. Then things cooled down a bit for a shoegazey set by Wales' Man Without Country and the chill electronica of Giraffage. (He really caught our ear when he remixed Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone." Is it cool to like that song in 2013? I hope so.)

Then for the next five acts, the show was on a total high. NYC rap duo The Underachievers were totally on point and started really getting the dancing going, including a bunch of their friends on stage and Pictureplane, who was up next. Like Mykki Blanco, we've seen him at shows and parties in NYC for a while now, and it was great to see him bring his always-fun set to Austin too. He stuck around for more of the show too, and also loved Brooke Candy and Zebra Katz as much as we did. Brooke's outfit was tamer than in her video (she did have a see-through top though), but she paid more attention to her rapper side than her stripper side at the show (not a bad thing). The crowd went completely nuts for her. Frank says:

The Tumblr princess-turned-stripper-turned-rapper turned heads at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase, clad in a white fishnet top and latex peplum skirt. The Los Angeles-based rapper played a short but high-energy set, swinging her crazy long braids (and huge boobs) all over the stage. After going viral via World Star Hiphop and the internet in general, Candy has released video after video for her aggressive, sex-heavy tracks. Joined by best friend and DJ, Jesse St. John, Brooke's crowd of homo-cyber-hipster kids screamed along to every word. Hits "Das Me," "I Wanna Fuck Right Now," and "Everybody Does" dominated her 20-minute set, as she twerked in her platforms, fueling the fire that is her online presence with more and more YouTube-worthy content.
Zebra Katz and flexible collaborator Njena Reddd Foxxx played hit "Ima Read". Silly? Maybe a bit, but like the rest of their set, a total hit live.

The show wrapped up with XXYYXX and for such a young producer (he's 17!), he really knows how to get the party started. The stage filled with people a few songs into his set and everyone was just dancing and going nuts until the club pulled the plug at 2am. Frank says:

Seventeen-year-old XXYYXX headlined the Brooklyn Vegan showcase on the Maggie Mae's rooftop. Despite only recently beginning to tour, the producer was relaxed, barefoot, and very much in his element while onstage playing a combination of his signature chill-out-and-vibe beats, and more hyped up hip-hop remixes including TLC's "No Scrubs" and Waka Flocka's "Fuck This Industry." Following suit with the mellow vibe of the Orlando based producer's music, the security eased up and allowed any crowd member who was feeling it to hop onstage.
The whole show was a blast and we hope everyone who came had as much as we did.

Check out some songs played at the show in our Best of SXSW Spotify playlist. More pictures from the party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Show pics (XXYYXX, Zebra Katz, Brooke Candy, Pictureplane, Underachievers, Mykki Blanco, 3421, Giraffage, more)"

XXYYXX
XXYYXX
The Underachievers
Underachievers

The 2013 BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase (the one that isn't a metal show or a Red Cross Syria benefit) will take place on Friday, March 15 at Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX). SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).

The lineup this year, as you can see in the flyer below, leans toward the dancier side of things, with a headlining 1 AM set from Orlando downtempo artist XXYYXX, who was recently in NYC for two sold out shows at 285 Kent. Before him, there will be sets by 3421, who are bringing their live-band dubstep over to Austin all the way from Israel, a set by manic NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, electro-shoegazers Man Without Country, R&B-indebted producer Giraffage, Brainfeeder-affiliated rappers The Underachievers (whose free mixtape, Indigoism, is out now), the synth pop of Pictureplane, rapper/stripper/Grimes collaborator Brooke Candy, and finally, Zebra Katz, who you know best for "Ima Read.". Though (the show is in a week), it didn't all finally fall in place until last minute, this one was fun to put together.

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To make it even more of a party, we'll have wearable "social lighting" available courtesy of Illuminode. The lights, which people will get to try on when they walk in the door, sync with the music (first come, first served on those, but you can always grab one when someone returns theirs too).

The show begins at 8 PM and as noted above is one of three official BrooklynVegan nighttime events at SXSW, including the one the same night with Omar Souleyman, Black Lips, Deer Tick, and more; and the official BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges metal showcase on Saturday (3/16) with Pallbearer, John Baizley (Baroness), and more. We also have four days of day parties (March 13-16, full lineups coming soon!).

As is usually the case with SXSW, many of the bands on our showcase are stopping by NYC for shows before and after SXSW also. As mentioned, 3421 plays Mercury Lounge on 3/20, Man Without Country plays Pianos (tonight, 3/7) and Knitting Factory (3/9), Giraffage plays 88 Palace on 3/9 with JETS. And Mykki Blanco and Pictureplane always have stuff going on in the area too.

See you in Austin.

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XXYYXX

Orlando producer XXYYXX (aka Marcel Everett) has dropped a number of releases and remixes over the past couple years, pulling from ambience, downtempo, and dubstep. Those releases include his 2012 self titled album, which you can stream below or download at bandcamp (name your price).

XXYYXX will be heading out on a tour with Teen Daze (who will be DJing at the shows) of the US and Mexico this February and March, before heading to Austin for SXSW. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show on February 21 at 285 Kent, which is now sold out, but XXYYXX has added a late show happening at the venue that same night. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now. An updated list of dates and the tour flyer are below.

XXYYXX was also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, who, in typical Nardwuar fashion, bombarded him with questions about Marcel's obscure past projects (including a hardcore band!) and gifted him with vinyl of artists he has sampled in his songs. You can watch that video, along with the list of tour dates and song streams, below.

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Vs Mothra

Tickets for the Iceage, White Lung, and Parquet Courts show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solange show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Liars show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple are on ale now. Tickets for their show at the Met are still available too.

The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

Birthmark (aka Nate Kinsella) has been added as an opener to the Tim Kasher shows at Knitting Factory and Maxwell's. Tickets for the Knit show and tickets for the Maxwell's show are still on sale.

Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Gojira, Devin Townsend, and The Atlas Moth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dawn Richard show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Rockie Fresh and Lunice show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Amon Tobin DJ gig at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

XXYYXX and Teen Daze are playing 285 Kent on February 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...

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BEMF 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
BEMF

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is here tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10), and since our last update, the full schedule has been revealed. They're no longer using Villain as one of the venues, but will be using 285 Kent instead.

Tonight's updates include Omar S, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Morri$, Deadboy, Jackmaster, and Matt Shadetek playing Public Assembly; and Nadastrom & Sabo, Uproot Andy & Geko, and DJ Blass playing 285 Kent (all ages). Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Gold Panda, Photek, and more at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Fatima Al Qadiri, MikeQ, and more at Glasslands; and Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, Mess Kid, and more at Cameo.

Saturday's updates include Groundislava, Shlohmo, Salva, Lazy Brow, Jubilee, Wildlife!, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Fantasy Thrilla, and a special guest at Public Assembly; and Hussle Club and Body Language at Brooklyn Bowl. Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Nicolas Jaar, Lauren Flax, Nick Hook, and Heathered Pearls at Music Hall of Williamsburg; KI:Theory, FaltyDL, Benji B, and Pearson Sound at Cameo; and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and Shadowbox at Glasslands.

Tickets for the festival are still available, including 2-day passes, 1-day passes for Friday (Saturday is sold out), and a special all ages ticket, which grants you access to tonight's 285 Kent stage (the rest of the venues are 21+).

Flyers with full lineups and set times are below...

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FaltyDL - 'Hardcourage'
FaltyDL

As mentioned, FaltyDL has been at work on his new album, Hardcourage, which features the single "Straight & Arrow." Details on the album have surfaced and we now know that it comes out on January 22 via Ninja Tune. That's the awesome cover art above [very Barney Bubbles - Bill] and the tracklist, including "She Sleeps," a collaboration with Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane, is below. The "Straight & Arrow" single comes out next week (11/13) via Ninja Tune and features remixes by Four Tet, Gold Panda, and MikeQ & Divoli S'vere. FaltyDL also just revealed the video for that track, which you can watch below.

As mentioned, FaltyDL will play Webster Hall on December 7 with Skream, but you can catch him in NYC sooner than that because he's been added to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, which happens this Friday (11/9) and Saturday (11/10). FaltyDL plays Cameo Gallery on Saturday with Pearson Sound, Benji B, and Ki:Theory.

Since we last spoke, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has revealed more of its schedule (some of it is still TBA though). You already know that Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting Gold Panda and Photek on Friday and Nicolas Jaar and Nick Hook on Saturday. In addition to Cameo's aforementioned Saturday lineup, on Friday they have Metro Area, Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, and Mess Kid. Glasslands has Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, MikeQ, and Rizzla on Friday, and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and ShadowBox on Saturday. Lineups are still TBA for Public Assembly, Brooklyn Bowl, and Villain. Tickets for the festival are still available.

FaltyDL video and album tracklist below.

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Jam City
Jam City

As mentioned, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns on November 9 and 10 to multiple Brooklyn venues, including Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo, and The Villain Loft. Since we last posted, the lineup has been expanded and now includes Shlohmo, Jam City, Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Salva, Groundislava, Brenmar, Nadastrom, Omar S, Mike Q, and more, in addition to previously announced names like Nicholas Jaar, Gold Panda, Photek, and others. The updated lineup is below.

Tickets for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival are on sale now.

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