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Baby New Year

Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.

One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.

Jay-Z's pal Kanye West is doing a three-night run in Atlantic City right before NYE (12/28-30) at Revel. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Another hip hop option includes Nas at Radio City Music Hall that also features Elle Varner. Tickets are still available.

Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing unifiedpromo@unifiedpromo.com.

Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.

If jam bands are your thing, you might also want to catch The Disco Biscuits, who kick off their four-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight (12/26) and then play NYE at The Theatre at MSG (tickets).

Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.

If you're more into dancing, RJD2 will be DJing at Gramercy Theater with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks; and Moby and many others will be DJing at an as-yet undisclosed location (tickets).

Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.

Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.

Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.

Matthew Dear and Superpitcher are at Le Bain (tix); Ian Pooley, Pat Mahoney and more at Cameo; Onra, Nick Catchdubs, and Samo Sound Boy are at Williamsburg's Villian (tickets).

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic are at Brooklyn Bowl (sold out) and after that, Holy Ghost!'s DFA labelmate Juan Maclean will DJ an afterparty at the same venue (tickets).

Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.

If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.

For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.

Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit,  plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.

After that, DJ Rashad, DJ Manny, Sasha Go Hard, and others will play an afterparty at 285 Kent (tickets).

Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).

More indie rock: Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils are at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available and you can also win a pair from us.

Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile across the Hudson, The Hold Steady will ring in 2013 with Lucero at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ. Tickets are still available.

Before that, Lucero will do a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl (12/28-29) with Nude Beach supporting on night 1 and Hollis Brown on night 2. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both are still available.

Amanda Palmer will be at Terminal 5, playing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety which will surely be a spectacle. She'll play a set of originals too. Tickets are still available.

If you'd like to party like it's 1929, Spirit Family Reunion are bringing the old time religion to Pianos. Tickets are still available, includes a champagne toast.

More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).

The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.

My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

After that, Capitol Theatre will host Steve Miller Band on 12/30 (tickets) and funky METERS with Dumpstaphunk on NYE (tickets).

For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.

To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin? We have a list of shows happening there too. Update: And Chicago too.

Continue reading "A guide to New Year's Eve shows and parties in NYC"

Moby at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)

Moby was one of the commercially successful electronic musicians of yesteryear, but as popular taste shifted towards distorted synths and abrasive bass drops, Moby chose not to follow the pack. As a result, lately he's been fitting more in with the growing underground (as we heard on his downtempo 2011 LP, Destroyed.) and when we asked him for his top 10 albums of 2012, his choices reflect that. In addition to his Mute labelmates Cold Specks and Liars, Moby's list includes Hyperdub production wizards Burial and Laurel Halo, in addition to some synth driven indie pop like Grimes and iamamiwhoami.

Moby is also DJing a TBA Brooklyn warehouse location on New Year's Eve (Bedford L stop) with Lee Burridge, Kilo Watts, circus performances from The Gowanus Circus, and more acts TBA. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

More show info and Moby's top 10 list, below...

Continue reading "Moby lists his Top 10 Albums of 2012, DJing NYC on NYE"

Bear in Heaven @ MHOW, May 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bear in Heaven

As mentioned, Bear in Heaven are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (12/5) and tickets are still available for that show. One dollar from each ticket sold is going towards Hurricane Sandy relief, and 10% of the bar at the band's afterparty at Public Assembly will go to relief as well.

Meanwhile, frontman Jon Philpot was kind enough to send us his Top 10 LPs of 2012 which includes some of his Brooklyn neighbors (Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer) and a few other familiar names to these lists this year (Frank Ocean, Scott Walker) but his number one is new compilation of Italian '70s progressive/spacerock artist Sensations' Fix titled Music Is Painting in the Air. There's some pretty cool synth work on it that you could see being an influence on Bear in Heaven. You can stream the entire Sensations' Fix (all 30 tracks) LP below and check out Philpot's list in full.

Continue reading "Bear in Heaven list their Top 10 LPs of 2012, play NYC tonight"

by Andrew Sacher


This month's issue of UK music magazine MOJO features a free CD titled Rumours Revisted, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac's landmark 1977 album, Rumours. (Not the first time a Fleetwood Mac tribute album came out this year.) The compilation features covers by Yeasayer, Liars, Julia Holter, Pure Bathing Culture, The Besnard Lakes, Dylan LeBlanc, and more. You can stream Yeasayer's take on "Second Hand News" and Liars' reworking of "The Chain" below, and to hear the rest of the album, you might have to get your hands on a copy of the new issue of MOJO or scour the internet for a download. (Side note: I've always wanted to hear 2007-era Yeasayer cover "The Chain" but I guess some things will have to remain up to the imagination...)

Over the summer, Fleetwood Mac revealed plans to tour in 2013. Details for that have still not been announced but the band continue to show signs that the tour is on the way. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he'd also like to record with Fleetwood Mac again:

"Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."
The band last released Say You Will in 2003.

Streams and tracklist are below.

Continue reading "Yeasayer, Liars & more on new Fleetwood Mac tribute (streams); Lindsey Buckingham up for new FM album"


On Friday, my last day at CMJ, I hit the jackpot and walked away with something I'll remember for years to come. The band was People Get Ready, but honestly this was more than a band -- this was the best mix of performance art and music I've seen in decades. Watching this show, called Specific Ocean, felt like seeing a a group create a live music video for each song. The buoyant, celebratory work took place at a large, black box theater space at New York Live Arts, and was full of the kind of surprises I want out of music and theater. - [NPR's Bob Boilen]
NYC pop band/performance art ensemble People Get Ready is Steven Reker, former Yeasayer drummer Luke Fasano, James Rickman (ex-Lizzie Truile, ex-Slow Gherkin), and Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow). Reker used to be in David Byrne's band and the onetime Talking Head recently plugged them in an email:
A few years ago, I toured with some wonderful musicians and dancers. Among them was Steven Reker, whose group, People Get Ready, just released their debut, full-length digital record on Brassland Records. Good group, good songs, but there's more...

I saw an earlier iteration of the group at the Kitchen here in NY. They integrate dance, movement, performance, music and singing in a way I haven't seen before, and it's very promising. It is something I've been trying to do in recent years as well, and People Get Ready are taking it to places I haven't seen before.

People Get Ready played three nights at NY Live Arts during CMJ week which was also when the band's self-titled was released (10/16). You can stream the whole thing below. If you missed those shows (like we did) you can go see them at Glasslands on Saturday (10/27) for their official record release party. As it's a tiny stage there, you're just getting the band version of PGR but you're more than welcome to dance yourself. The show also has Future of What on the line-up and tickets are still available. Flyer for the record release party and the album stream are below.

Continue reading "People Get Ready released debut LP (stream it), playing NYC record release party"

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Dominick Mastrangelo

Ratking at Public Assembly - 10/20/12
BrooklynVegan Saturday Day Party

Sinkane at Public Assembly - 10/20/12
BrooklynVegan Saturday Day Party

NYC rap crew Ratking and funky synth pop project Sinkane both played a number of CMJ shows last week, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (10/20) which they were both on. Pictures of Ratking's and Sinkane's set from that party are in this post.

The two groups will team up again in NYC this week for an in-store at the Puma Store (521 Broadway) on Thursday (10/25) with DJ Physical Therapy. The show is 21+, runs from 7 PM to 10 PM, and you can RSVP to rsvp@joaonewyork.com. The flier for this show is below.

Ratking, as mentioned, also recently dropped a remix of King Krule's "Octopus" which you can stream below.

Sinkane, who since played a record release show at Brooklyn Bowl last night (10/23), has other upcoming shows in NYC, including one with !!! at Music Hall of Williamsburg (12/13) and one with ESG at Bowery Electric (11/1). They'll also be supporting Yeasayer (who main member Ahmed Gallab once drummed for) on their upcoming tour which hits the NYC area on November 13 at the Capitol Theatre (tickets). They'll also support Toro y Moi on their recently announced tour but won't be at the Webster Hall show (2/13) (Wild Belle and Dog Bite will).

A list of all Sinkane dates, a stream of Ratking's King Krule remix, and more pictures of Ratking and Sinkane from the BV day party (sponsored by Sailor Jerry, PBR, Mercy, and Raw Revolution), below...

Continue reading "Ratking & Sinkane played the BV Saturday day party (pics), playing Puma Store this week & other dates"

Yeasayer in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)

Yeasayer have been on tour in support of their new album, Fragrant World, and they've already hit NYC twice: for the intimate MHOW show in August and the larger outdoor show at Central Park Summerstage last week (9/12). They were supposed to head over to Europe this month, but had to postpone that tour due to "family reasons." However, they've already got some more North American dates scheduled to take place this November, including a NYC area show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on November 13. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/21) at noon.

A list of all currently known dates is below.

Continue reading "Yeasayer playing more North American shows (updated dates)"

Yeasayer in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)

We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...

Yeasayer played Summerstage last night (9/12). We missed them but caught them in Austin where Dead Can Dance also recently played. How was the NY show?

As BV Chicago pointed out, Smashing Pumpkins frontman BIlly Corgan opened a tea shop outside of Chicago, and he played acoustic sets there today to celebrate.

Bat For Lashes is releasing her new album, The Haunted Man, on October 21. Back in July, she revealed the first album cut, "Laura," and today she's let loose a second taste of the album. Continuing a trend thus far of naming songs after women's names, this one's called "Marilyn." You can stream it below.

The final track on the new Lower Dens album, Nootropics, has become the inspiration for a new beer brewed by Stillwater Artisanal Brewing for their new Stillwater Sensory Series. The beer is called "Stillwater Artisanal, Sensory Series v.1 - Lower Dens" and will be out this November with a QR code on each bottle that leads to an exclusive video of Lower Dens performing the song when scanned.

The Walkmen, whose tour brings them to NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on October 18 with Dum Dum Girls (tickets) will play Conan tonight.

more below...

Continue reading "Also: The Walkmen, Pig Destroyer, Yeasayer, Bat For Lashes, Lower Dens, Billie Joe Armstrong, Billy Corgan & more"

photos by Debi Del Grande

Atlas Sound / Dinosaur Jr. / crowd
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures

LA's FYF Fest wrapped up on Sunday (9/2) after kicking off one day earlier. Sunday's portion of the fest gave us sets by Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing, Desaparecidos (Conor Oberst's old band who reformed this year), Paul Banks, Ceremony, Cursive, and many more.

Pictures of day 1 are HERE and more pics of day 2 are below.

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012: day 2 in pics (Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing and more)"

Sebadoh at MHoW, November 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

today in NYC
* Jacob Garchik @ Barbes
* Wade Bowen @ Joe's Pub
* Our Hit Parade @ Joe's Pub
* Mike O'Brien @ UCB
* John and Scott @ UCB
* Everest Cale @ Bryant Park
* Kitty Pryde, Lakutis @ Santos
* What Can You Do? @ The Stone
* Popular Culture, Ferns @ Cameo
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Remember, Dream v. 2.5 @ The Stone
* The Drums, Chairlift @ Brooklyn Bowl
* WFMU's 7 Second Delay Live @ UCB
* Pete Rock, DJ Premier @ East River Park
* Al Green, Charles Bradley @ Beacon Theatre
* Conveyor, Field Mouse, Abadabad, Y/Y @ Glasslands
* Highlife, Daniel Higgs, Endless Boogie @ McCarren Park
* Portland Cello Project, Live Footage @ City Winery
* Sebadoh, Circle of Buzzards, Sentridoh @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wino & Conny Ochs, Sean Ragon, Kevin Hufnagel @ Saint Vitus
* Many Mansions, Names Divine, United Waters, IYEZ @ Shea Stadium
* The Hairs, Chris Robison, Daniel Fromberg, Rabbit Troupe @ Cake Shop
* Little Feat, Papa Grows Funk, Stooges Brass Band @ Beekman Beer Garden
* Teenage Bottlerocket, Nothington, Masked Intruder, The Scutches @ Santos
* Rank Xerox, Rat Columns, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Deformity @ Death By Audio
* The Eastern Sea, Sundress, Your 33 Black Angels, Variety Lights @ Mercury Lounge
* Splash, Psychobuildings, Grand Resort, Lingerie, Le Sphinxx DJ set @ Public Assembly

The Coen Brothers classic Raising Arizona is showing for free in McCarren Park tonight as part of Summerscreen, along with performances from Highlife, Daniel Higgs and Endless Boogie.

Sebadoh/Sentridoh are here playing Bowery tonight, but you can also catch Lou Barlow in the Dinosaur Jr. video for "Watch The Corners", starring Tim Heidecker, below.

Austin City Limits 2012 Late Night Shows were announced.

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SNL writer Mike O'Brien, who you saw interviewing Joanna Newsom in our tattoo post yesterday, performs at UCB tonight. He goes on after John and Scott from 30 Rock do their thing.

Grimes, who recently played River Rocks, has a new video for "Genesis" which is viewable below. She dances with a snake. Claire will be back in NYC in October for four nights of sold-out shows.

Yeasayer performed "Longevity" on Jimmy Fallon on August 20th and A$AP Rocky performed "Goldie" last night (8/21). Check out video of both below. Quicksand plays Jimmy Fallon tonight, two days before they bless NYC in the first of sold-out two local shows.

Aesop Rock, not to be confused with ASAP Rocky, has a new video for "Cycles to Gehenna" off of his new album, Skelethon. Check it out below. His tour recently hit Austin for a sold out show at Mohawk. You can check out pictures from that show HERE

Check out a video below of Indians performing at Ace Hotel as part of that '5 at 5' series.

Gorguts recently played Irving Plaza and though a video of a full set has yet to emerge, check out video from last week in London below.

SXSW released a trio of videos featuring DIIV performing this past year. Check those out below.

The Walkmen performed "Heartbreaker" on Late Show With David Letterman last night. Check out video of that Heaven track below.

Stream a new Lightning Bolt track from their upcoming rarities comp below.

Lightning Bolt is one of the many artists whose photograph is on display at the BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" which is up now at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Hours:

8/21- 8/24; 9/4-9/5: 8am-8:30pm
8/27-8/31: 8am-3pm
9/3: Closed for Labor Day
Closed on Sats & Suns.
Stop by and check it out! And download the audio from our opening night concert.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday? (new Grimes video included)"

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Yeasayer at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 8/15/12

Yeasayer are about to kick off a full North American tour on Tuesday (8/21), the day their new album, Fragrant World, comes out. That tour hits NYC on September 12 at Central Park Summerstage with Tanlines and Daedelus (tickets), but they played a much more intimate NYC show last night (8/15) at the sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus.

Yeasayer dedicated the majority of the set to Fragrant World, playing 9 of its 11 songs in their 15-song set. So if you went hoping to hear the shimmering psychedelic ramblings of their early career like "Wait for the Summer" or "Sunrise," you'd have found yourself out of luck and instead given the run-of-the-mill R&B of their new album. If you weren't at the show, did you stream it live? If you missed that, the Bowery Presents YouTube channel is hosting an archive of the full show, which you can watch below.

In related news, Yeasayer frontman, Chris Keating, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about how Frank Ocean "is a good new face for the R&B world right now" and R. Kelly is "a terrible piece of shit, a horrible person, really bad all around."

Meanwhile, Yeasayer drummer Sinkane is continuing his residency at Zebulon this Monday (8/20) and the one following that (8/27).

More pictures, video and the setlist from last night's show are below.

Continue reading "Yeasayer & Daedelus played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics, setlist, video)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Garbage/Feist/JAMC at Osheaga - 8/4/12

Osheaga 2012 - Day 2 in Photos
Osheaga 2012 - Day 2 in Photos

Nineties alt-rock heroes Garbage returned this year with a new album, a refreshed attitude and a Shirley Manson who looked like she hasn't aged a day in her life. What's more impressive, though, was the fact that their repertoire of classic cuts didn't sound outdated at all. Instead, we're reminded that synth-laden rockers "Push It" and "Stupid Girl" were, in fact, much more ahead of their time and as a result sound brand new nowadays. Garbage was a cool blast from the past that festivalgoers who were unaware of their age would've mistaken them for a bright and exciting up-and-comer. - [National Post]
While Lollapalooza was going down in Chicago, Montreal was holding the Osheaga Festival. It kicked off on Friday, August 3 and continued that Saturday (8/4) with sets from Feist, Garbage, Yeasayer, A$AP Rocky, The Raveonettes, The Black Lips, and more.

Actress Jessica Paré (aka Don's wife and "Zou Bisou Bisou" singer on Mad Men) joined The Jesus and Marcy Chain for "Just Like Honey" (which Scarlett Johansson sang on at Coachella '07) and "Sometimes Always" and video of that is below.

Pictures and review of day 1 are HERE. Day 3 is coming soon. More from day 2 are below...

Continue reading "Osheaga day 2 in pics (Jesus and Mary Chain, Feist, Garbage, Yeasayer, A$AP Rocky, Raveonettes, Black Lips & more)"

Sinkane w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Yeasayer drummer Sinkane will be holding a residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) every Monday in August with different special guests each night. The residency kicks off this Monday (8/6) with Rakete (Akwetey of Dragons of Zynth) and DJ Ryan Rasheed. It continues on 8/13 with St. Claire and Cooper Format, 8/20 with Superhuman Happiness and Mrs. Adam Schatz, and 8/27 with Miho Hatori's (of Cibo Matto) other band New Optimism and Chandeliers. The flier for the residency is below.

Sinkane will also support Ava Luna at Mercury Lounge on August 11 and The Very Best at Irving Plaza on August 13.

In related news, tickets for Yeasayer's intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/15) with Daedelus go on sale today (8/3) at noon. Tickets will probably sell out but if you miss out on picking yours up, the show will stream live at the Bowery Presents YouTube channel.

You also may remember that Yeasayer launched a scavenger hunt of YouTube streams of every song on their new album, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), this week. All of those videos have since surfaced and will continue to be available until 8 PM EST today (8/3) so watch them while you can. All videos, a list of all upcoming Sinkane dates and the flier for his residency are below.

Continue reading "Sinkane has a residency at Zebulon (dates); tix on sale for Yeasayer's MHOW show"

Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

You may remember that back in late 2009, the leak of Yeasayer's Odd Blood album surfaced about two months before its release, and now Yeasayer have "received message" that their new record, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), is on the verge of surfacing as well. Because of this, the band have decided to stream the album themselves... if you want to call it that. They've hidden "track visualizers" (created by Yoshi Sodeoka) for each song on the album around the internet, and it's your job to find them in scavenger hunt fashion. They're calling the scavenger hunt "PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER" or PSCYVOTV for short. Clues on how to find the songs will be revealed at the Yeasayer twitter and the Secretly Canadian twitter. Seems like a lot of work to have cranked out quickly because you heard the album was going to leak.

You've already heard/seen "Henrietta" and "Longevity" (both of which are below), and as of this post "Blue Paper," "No Bones," "Reagan's Skeleton," and "Damaged Goods" have been found, and are also below. The songs will be online until Friday (8/3) at 8 PM EST, when they will be removed. Secretly Canadian is also running a contest for 4 winners who can find all 11 songs to win a deluxe bundle of Fragrant World and 4 more winners for the regular edition.

As mentioned, Yeasayer are currently on tour and will hit MHOW on August 15 (tickets on sale Friday [8/3] at noon) with Daedelus and the much larger Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with Daedelus and Tanlines (not Daughn Gibson, like we initially said). Tickets for that show are still available.

Videos and Yeasayer's complete letter below...

Continue reading "Yeasayer launch scavenger hunt for new album stream; Daedelus & Tanlines opening Central Park show"

DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)

Yeasayer at Jones Beach 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Yeasayer's new album, Fragrant World, is in about three weeks (August 21) and, as mentioned before, the band will be playing Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with openers Daughn Gibson Tanlines and Daedelus. Before that, the band will play a Brooklyn show, which they've just added to their summer tour: August 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus opening. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.

If you haven't yet, you can download Fragrant World track "Henrietta" above and watch the "official vignette" for "Longevity" below. Updated tour dates are below as well.

Continue reading "Yeasayer add Brooklyn show to summer tour (updated dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Modest Mouse / Lupe Fiasco
Firefly Festival 2012 - Day 2
Firefly Festival 2012 - Day 2

The Firefly Music Festival continued in Dover, DE on Saturday (7/21) with sets from Modest Mouse, Polica, Cults, Charles Bradley, Lupe Fiasco, Cake, The Killers, and more. Passion Pit were scheduled to play that day, but unfortunately the Delware festival was one of the dates that the band had to cancel. They were replaced by Yeasayer at the last minute, who played at the same time as Lupe Fiasco (and we unfortunately missed).

The festival has already announced they'll be back next year. Pre-sale for 2013 general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday (7/25) at noon.

Pics of day 1 are HERE, pics of Death Cab for Cutie's set from day 3 are HERE (the rest from day 3 coming soon) and more of day 2 are below...

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Concert cruises are all the rage lately, and this is in fact real.

Indio, CA music festival Coachella continues for two weekends in April, 2013. But just because they've decided to keep the fest in Indio, doesn't mean they can't take it on a couple of cruises as well. As seen in the picture above, S.S. Coachella will set set sail off of the Bahamas from December 16-19 and off of Jamaica from December 19-23. The lineup (thus far at least) includes Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, James Murphy (DJ set), Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Killer Mike, El-P, Sleigh Bells, Father John Misty, and more.

Holy Ship sails in January too.

Daniel Higgs
Daniel Higgs
today in NYC
* Make Music New York
* Gato Loco @ Barbes
peptalk @ The Stone
Phill Niblock @ Roulette
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Angélica Negron @ The Stone
* Anders Osborne @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ab-Soul. Bleu Friday @ SOB's
* Snehasish Mozmuder & Som @ Barbes
* The Greg Johnson Show @ UCB East
* Daniel Higgs, Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* The Gaslamp Killer @ Knitting Factory
* US Air Guitar competition @ Bowery Ballroom
* Robert Glasper @ Apple Store West 14th St.
* Lemonade, Small Black @ Brooklyn Museum
* Deer Tick, Jonny Corndawg @ Red Hook Park
* Los Campesinos!, Yellow Ostrich @ Maxwell's
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery
* Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples @ Beacon Theatre
* The Canon Logic, Casey Shea @ Mercury Lounge
* The Deer Tracks, Snowmine, Nouela @ Glasslands
* G-side, Block Beattaz DJ set @ PIPS Table Tennis
* Fuckton, Tetryl Red, Rat Attack @ Secret Project Robot
* Zach Deputy, Bearin' Peace @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* McCoy Tyner & The Charles Tolliver Big Band @ Blue Note
* Paper Route, Halfnoise, The Echo-Friendly @ Mercury Lounge
* Shilpa Ray, Natureboy, Greene Girl, Melanie Moser @ Pianos
* Baby Erection, Yogurt Smoothness, Ritz Riot, Plant @ XPO 929
* Just Blaze, Jasmine Solano, Kasey Berry @ Santos Party House
* Saint Maybe, Wormburner, American Darlings @ The Rock Shop
* Future Of What, Like Pioneers, Yoga Pose, No Gold @ Cameo Art Gallery
* Darmstadt 2012: Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch @ Central Park
* The Gate, Radiation Blackbody, Key of Shame, Michael Barker @ Death By Audio
* Eli Paperboy Reed, Lily & The Parlour Tricks, Zongo Junction @ The Bell House
* Low Fat Getting High, Wooden Teeth, The Happy Problem, The Renewals @ Cake Shop
* Not Blood Paint, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Fan-Tan @ Littlefield
* The Shondes, Making Friendz, Ritz Riot, Bachslider, DJ Maura Johnston @ 285 Kent Ave
* Verbs, Alpha MC, Alaskas, Human Resources, Sea Glasses, Cuddle Formation @ McKibben Park
* The Fleshtones, Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, Ivan Julian, Stupidity, Palmyra Delra @ Bowery Electric

Bad news folks, the previously discussed Mitten, Heliotropes, and Friend Roulette show tonight at Union Pool has been cancelled due to "due to power issues brought on by the heatwave." Fair enough.

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As we've been tracking the recently-reformed Quickand's every move of late, we would be remiss to tell you that Walter Schreifels has been added to Tom Shillue's Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Also telling funny stories: Bobby Tisdale, John Mulaney and more.

Deer Tick, not to be confused The Deer Tracks (who plays Glasslands tonight), kick off a weekend of shows that start at Red Hook Park tonight, and continue with Diamond Rugs shows at The Bell House and in Central Park.

Das Racist and Action Bronson played Red Hook park the other night.

Yeasayer released an "Official Vignette" for the song "Longetivity" from the forthcoming Fragrant World. Officially check out the "vignette" below.

Lemonade play Brooklyn Museum tonight, and you can gear up for the show with a very '80s video for "SoftKiss" below.

And last but not least, wild man King Khan has a new video for the King Khan & The Shrines' track "Bite My Tongue", which hit earlier this year. Adam West would approve.

What else?

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FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

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Mogwai at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

today in NYC
* Little Richard @ BB King's
* Kristen Schaal @ UCB East
* Mogwai, Balam Acab @ Webster Hall
* Kool Keith, Lushlife @ Brooklyn Bowl
* With Lions, Via Audio @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Oliver, Sean Glass @ Hudson Terrace Roof
* EPMD, DJ Scratch @ Herbert Von King Park
* KOORTWAH, Black Cloud (DJ set) @ La Sala
* Ramona Falls, The Darcys @ Mercury Lounge
* Theresa Andersson, Lucius @ The Bell House
* King Tuff, Natural Child, Habibi @ Maxwell's
* Lisa Hannigan, Joe Henry @ Highline Ballroom
* Langhorne Slim, Ha Ha Tonka @ Bowery Ballroom
* Philip Glass, Tristan Perich @ Issue Project Room
* Niki & The Dove, Selebrities, Beacon @ Glasslands
* Pontiak, White Hills, Rhyton, EULA @ 285 Kent Ave
* Cold Cave, White Ring, Burning Star Core @ Europa
* ARMS, Friend Roulette, Birdwire @ Pete's Candy Store
* Lisa Marie Presley, Angela McCluskey @ Gramercy Theatre
* Daughn Gibson, Bell, Motion Studies @ Cameo Gallery
* Widowspeak, Nude Beach, Ex Cops, The Everymen @ Union Pool
* Such Hounds, Wailin' Storms, Golden Bones @ The Charleston
* Dragged Into Sunlight, MAKE, The Year Is One @ Saint Vitus
* Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache, Magrudergrind @ Warsaw
* Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Willy Mason @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Shaved Women, Degreaser, Family Curse, Parquet Courts @ Death By Audio
* Wild Child, Dipers, Goosebumps, Nuclear Spring, Sad Boys @ 538 Johnson
* Sectarian Violence, The Love Below, Poison Planet, Pharaoh @ The Acheron
* The Pass, Miracles of Modern Science, Port St. Willow, Beady @ Spike Hill
* Extra Life, The Dreebs, Epistasis, Mad Osztrosis @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Fat Trel, Fat Tony, Mess Kid (DJ set), Farrington G (DJ set) @ Santos Party House
* Dinosaur Feathers, Sat Nite Duets, The Fatty Acids, Radical Dads @ Cake Shop
* GZA & Grupo Fantasma perform "Liquid Swords", Brownout @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Secret History, The Barettas, Graveyard Lovers, Your 33 Black Angels @ Trash Bar
* Shenandoah and the Night, Natureboy, Gunfight, Give To Light, Grow Up To Be Cowboys @ Pianos
* Class Actress, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Zambri, Air Waves @ Knitting Factory
* A Wilhelm Scream, Raindance, Man The Change, When Thieves Are About, Thirsty! @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Chain and the Gang, Magik Markers, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Mucca Pazza, Dustin Wong, and Dope Body @ Public Assembly

Today is the first day of the Northside Festival. BrooklynVegan is proud to host THREE shows during the festival, the first of which is tonight at Saint Vitus with Dragged into Sunlight, Make and The Year is One. If you dont have a badge you can get one here, and tickets are still available. Friday (6/15) is a BrooklynVegan doubleheader, featuring Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp and Whores at Union Pool as part of a BV-BBG/Brutal Panda showcase (tickets) as well as the official BV showcase with Frankie Rose, Caveman, Hume and Fort Lean at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets).

There's lots of hip hop shows tonight and this weekend. The Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) show which would have happened at the Apollo tonight was rescheduled for October 28.

Beach Boys play Good Morning America tomorrow morning (6/15).

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Pretty fruitful day for videos! Passion Pit have a new video for "Take a Walk" from their forthcoming LP Gossamer. Watch it below.

Best Coast has a new video for the title track from their new LP The Only Place. Catch them on tour, including in NYC. Watch the video below

Yeasayer have a new video for "Henrietta" from their forthcoming Fragrant World LP. Catch them on tour and in NYC too! Watch the video below.

You may have heard that Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for a whopping $120 million dollars to an anonymous telephone bidder. Funny or Die got the scoop and it can now be revealed that The Darkness are the winners of that prized piece of art. See what happened after they purchased the painting below.

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Delicate Steve - Two Lovers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Delicate Steve - Afria Talks to You (MP3)

Delicate Steve

Delicate Steve's second album, Positive Force, is out July 10 on Luaka Bop and you can download two tracks from the album at the top of this post. If you'd like to hear more, Delicate Steve has devised a sort of scavenger hunt, installing playbutton devices in ten locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, each containing one of Positive Force's tracks. The two-borrough musical installation is up now (5/31) through June 3. Locations of all ten tracks are below -- it's supposed to be a nice weekend, might be a fun thing to do. If you do decide to try and find them, bring your own headphones which you can plug into the playbutton devices.

In other news, Delicate Steve is currently on tour with tUnE-yArDs which hits Terminal 5 on Friday (6/1) with Micachu & the Shapes on the bill for that one as well. Once that tour wraps up, Steve will join Yeasayer on the road before doing his own headlining shows on the West Coast. All Delicate Steve tour dates are below.

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Chris Keating w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Chris Keating

When we first mentioned that Yeasayer will be going on tour this summer in support of their upcoming Fragrant World LP, tickets were only available at the band's website. Since we last spoke, tickets for the NYC show, which happens on September 12 at Central Park Summerstage were posted to Ticketmaster as well. They're currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday (6/1) at noon.

In related news, you can catch Chris Keating of Yeasayer DJing tonight (5/31) at a Vibrations party on the Hudson Terrace Roof Deck. Doors are at 10 PM and admission is free til midnight with RSVP. The show also includes Punches (who will be celebrating the release of their new EP, It Can Only Get Better), Sean Glass, and Alex English. The flier for tonight's show is below.

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DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)

Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Yeasayer will followup 2010's Odd Blood with their third full length, Fragrant World, which is due out on August 21 via Secretly Canadian. The album's first single, "Henrietta," is an even farther departure from their psychedelic folk roots with a heavy dose of R&B that began peaking through on the Pet Sounds-via-Merriweather Post Pavillion informed Odd Blood and is now here fully formed. Grab an MP3 of the track above, or stream it below alongside the album's tracklist.

Yeasayer will support the album on tour this summer with a string of dates that hits NYC for a show at Central Park Summerstage on September 12. Tickets for the entire tour, including the NYC show, are on sale now via the band's website. Ticketmaster tickets are not on sale yet but check back for updates.

All dates are listed below along with the song stream and tracklist...

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We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5Tickets are still available for the three-day event.

In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The WeekndPassion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMTSantigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.

Full Osheaga lineup is below.

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