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Yellow Ostrich broke up at the end of last year, but singer Alex Schaaf stayed busy with his new band Human Heat. Now he's keeping even more busy, with another new band, Users. Users have a brand new 2-song single, "Your Idol" / "Denmark," which is a little more on the straight guitar rock side than Yellow Ostrich was. You can listen below.

They also have a hometown show coming up on April 16 at The Gutter with Bethlehem Steel, Infinity Girl and Slight. Doors are at 8:30 PM, and admission is $7. Show flyer below.

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich singer forms Users, schedules show (listen)"

photos by David Andrako

Yellow Ostrich @ Glasslands 12/8/2014
Yellow Ostrich

It was a double goodbye for Yellow Ostrich last night, as they said farewell to Glasslands, which is closing at the end of the month, and the show was also their last one as a band. Bittersweet, but a good time, with a packed crowd of fans. Tei Shi, who sings on Yellow Ostrich singer Alex Schaaf's new project Human Heat, had an impressive opening set. The night opened with Norwegian Arms and pictures from the whole show are in this post.

Glasslands has three weeks left. They've added some new artwork on the walls for their final month, including an homage to their beloved cloud installation. Be sure to check it out if you're there. Still no word on what they've got in store for New Year's Eve, their final night in business.

More pictures from last night's Glasslands show, below...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich played their final show as a band and said goodbye to Glasslands (pics w/ Tei Shi & Norwegian Arms)"

photos by David Andrako

Yellow Ostrich @ Pianos - 2/12/14
Yellow Ostrich
Yellow Ostrich

With an album titled Cosmos, that's almost an eerie coincidence. But truth be told, the whole album sounded fantastic. The record has connections to space littered throughout. Some of them are obvious (there are tracks titled "My Moons" and "You Are The Stars"), and others hide messages within the lyrics. It's definitely a louder album compared to earlier Yellow Ostrich material, and they even included some stuff using a drum pad and synths, the textured sounds really played to great effect. From start to finish, this is a finely crafted album that doesn't let you go. Alex Schaaf's vocals are as good as ever here, and the whole group was like a well-oiled machine. [Charged.fm]
Yellow Ostrich are set to release their new album, Cosmos, next week (2/25) via Barsuk, but those who attended their intimate, mostly-private show at Pianos last week (2/12) got to hear the album performed in full. We caught the show, and pictures of it are in this post. You can also stream the album in full over at AV Club.

Yellow Ostrich play a larger NYC show, which will be much easier to get into, when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on April 4 with Pattern Is Movement. Tickets for that show are still available.

More pictures from Pianos below...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich streaming 'Cosmos' & played it in full at Pianos; full tour starts soon (pics, LP)"

Yellow Ostrich

As mentioned, Yellow Ostrich are releasing their new album, Cosmos, on February 25 via Barsuk. We're got the premiere of a live video of the band performing the single "Shades" and you can watch that below.

While the band's tour hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 4, Yellow Ostrich are playing a private NYC show on Wednesday (2/12) at Pianos, showcasing much of the new album. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show and, though it's invite-only, we are giving a few pairs away to lucky BV readers. The show is early -- the band's on at 7 PM -- and details on how to get tickets are below.

If you can't make the show, tickets for Yellow Ostrich's Bowery show in April are still available. They'll also be at SXSW too. Updated tour dates are listed, along with the live video and another Yellow Ostrich album track stream, below...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich share new live video, playing private show at Pianos this week (win tix!)"

Yellow Ostrich at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich are set to return with Cosmos, the followup to 2012's Strange Land, on February 25 via Barsuk. For the new record, main man Alex Schaaf and drummer Michael Tapper have brought in Jared Van Fleet (ex-Voxtrot, Sparrow House) and Zach Rose, and you can get your first taste of the results of that with the first single, "Shades," which is streaming below. Album artwork below too.

Yellow Ostrich are also heading out on a North American tour which culminates in their hometown of NYC on April 4 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (12/13) at noon.

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

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich releasing a new LP, touring (dates & stream)"


Seattle label Barsuk began its life as a way for This Busy Monster to put out their 7" singles, but began in earnest in 1998 with the release of Death Cab for Cutie's Something About Airplanes. The label is celebrating 15 years with four nights of special shows in Seattle and a special day at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival which is Labor Day Weekend.

The Bumbershoot day (Sunday, 9/1) includes Death Cab for Cutie's performance of Transatlanticism in full, plus sets by Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, David Bazan, and Ramona Falls. Tickets for Bumbershoot are still available.

The four-night Barsuk celebration happens November 8 - 10 at various Seattle venues, and will include performances by Nada Surf (playing Let Go in full), Matthew Caws and Julianna Hatfield's new project Minor Alps, Mates of State, The Long Winters, Cymbals Eat Guitars, David Bazan, DCFC's Chris Walla, Menomena, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, "special guests" and more. Full schedule below.

Cymbals Eat Guitars will be touring back home from the Barsuk anniversary, which concludes with a show at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on November 23. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/16) at 10 AM.

All Cymbals Eat Guitars tour dates are listed, along with the Barsuk 15th Anniversary line-ups, below....

Continue reading "Barsuk Records 15th Anniversary Lineup + Cymbals Eat Guitars tour dates"


As discussed, Braids are releasing the followup to their 2011 debut, Native Speaker this year. Since we last spoke, details on that album have been announced, and we now know it's called Flourish // Perish and will be out on August 20 via Arbutus/Full Time Hobby/Flemish Eye. As mentioned, a single will be out on June 11 with two album tracks, "In Kind" b/w "Amends." You've already heard the b-side and the band have now released the a-side (via Pitchfork). You can listen to both tracks below. The album artwork is above.

As mentioned, Braids play a Northside show on June 15 at Cameo. That bill also includes Yellow Ostrich, a "stripped down set" from Widowspeak, Belle Mare, and WET. Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also try to get in with your Northside badge.

Continue reading "Braids announce album details (stream a new track); Yellow Ostrich & Widowspeak also playing their Northside show"

Phosphorescent at Brooklyn Bowl in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)

As mentioned, the Northside Festival is returning to various Brooklyn venues from June 13 - 16, and like in past years, they'll be doing two free shows in McCarren Park as part of the festival. We already mentioned that The Walkmen are playing one on June 15, and that one just got even better because Phosphorescent (who just played Crossing Brooklyn Ferry) were added! The rest of the bill includes Friend Roulette and Abadabad. The show is free, but tickets are required and still available.

Solange at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The second free McCarren Park show was also just announced. It will be headlined by Solange (who also just played Crossing Brooklyn Ferry) and support comes from Petite Noir, Cable, and My Midnight Heart. Tickets for that one are on sale now too. If you have a Northside bade, you're guaranteed entry for both free shows.

Northside Festival have added other bands, like Braids, too. An updated list of artists playing (and still more TBA) and lists of all Solange and Phosphorescent dates below...

Continue reading "Solange and Phosphorescent playing free McCarren Park shows during Northside (updated lineup & dates)"

photos by David Andrako

Yellow Ostrich's Jon Natchez at Bowery Ballroom - 11/14/12
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich returned to NYC last night (11/14) for the last club date on their fall tour (they play Bard College tonight (11/15)) at Bowery Ballroom. The tour started in October just a few days after member Jon Natchez returned from his trip around the country with David Byrne and St. Vincent (he plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, and flugelhorn in their band).

Yellow Ostrich's setlist at Bowery was pretty modest in length compared to the amount of material they've released in the three years they've been in a band, but they included material off most of their releases, not sticking to one album in particular. Opener Strand of Oaks (aka Tim Showalter) joined them for "Ghost," the title track on their new EP, and Darby Cicci of The Antlers came out for "Won't Fade Away," off that same EP (Peter from the Antlers will join Sharon Van Etten on stage at Town Hall tonight).

In addition to an opening set by Strand of Oaks, who we also saw opening for The Tallest Man On Earth this year, and whose new self-released album, Dark Shores, has gone undeservedly overlooked, Glass Ghost (who have opened for Sharon Van Etten at the same venue) provided support at the show. More pictures of all three bands and Yellow Ostrich's setlist are below.

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich, Strand of Oaks & Glass Ghost played Bowery Ballroom (pics & setlist)"

"That's y!" says Snoop Dogg...
Snoop Dogg

Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney.

Kanye West has much less to say, for now. All his amazing tweets have been deleted except for one new one that says "BE BACK SOON". UPDATE: Now there are also three tweets about Steve Jobs.

Speaking of Chicago hip hop, Lupe Fiasco and the NY Times have some more to say on the subject (Chief Keef, etc).

Bummed to hear that Big Boi, who recently played Chicago's North Coast Music Fest, replaced Little Dragon with Kelly Rowland on the final version of the song he performed live with Little Dragon in Austin.

The Weeknd, who has three NYC shows coming up, got all emo and wrote a letter to fans promising no dissapointment.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says T.I. saved his life.

Missy Elliot may actually release an album this year.

YouTube is streaming Obama's bff (see above)Jay-Z's eighth Barclays Center show Saturday night.

Speaking of, Jay-Z is in a new marriage equality ad.

Speaking of, congrats to Kaki King and Jessica King! And to Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb!

NPR is streaming Tori Amos from Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Meanwhile, PopMatters reflects on Tori's relationship to the feminist movement.

Speaking of LPR, Micachu whose Williamsburg Park show tonight is cancelled, is playing there Monday.

Menomena just played Austin and are touring their way towards NYC. Check out their new video for "Plumage" below.

We're giving away two tickets to see Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 via the BrooklynVegan Facebook Page. Meanwhile. meet FlyLo at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this weekend.

We're also giving away tickets to Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees' Terminal 5 show (tickets are also still on sale).

more below...

Continue reading "ALSO: why Snoop Dogg isn't voting for Romney, Menomena, Yellow Ostrich, Kanye's Twitter, Nas, Amy Winehouse, more"

Yellow Ostrich at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich, who have been supporting their new album, Strange Land on tour this year and have been making the festival rounds this summer, have announced a fall tour. Those dates include a few with Sharon Van Etten surrounding both artists' appearances at Fun Fun Fun Fest. The tour culminates in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on November 14. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (8/30) at noon.

Sharon Van Etten isn't on the NYC show (no one else is at the moment either), but she'll make her way to NYC on her own tour to play Town Hall on November 15. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, Yellow Ostrich will release a new six-song EP called Ghost digitally on October 23, which will also be available on vinyl exclusively at the shows on their fall tour. A list of all dates on the tour and the video for "The Shakedown" from Strange Land are below.

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich touring, releasing new EP (dates)"

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)"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 1
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 1

The four-day Sasquatch Music Festival is currently happening this Memorial Day Weekend out in Gorge, Washington. Check out more photos below from Friday, May 25, including shots of Mark Lanegan, Polica, Pretty Lights, Santigold, and Girl Talk. More Sasquatch photos to come.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics (Day 1)"

Outside Lands

"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."
Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2012 lineup (Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex...)"

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"

the flyer (with most of the bands playing on it)

BrooklynVegan is proud to team up with M for Montreal again for a FREE Day Party in Austin on Thursday, March 15th from noon-7pm at Hotel Vegan (one of BrooklynVegan's FOUR DAYS in the venue located at 1500 E. 6th St.).

I'll let this full three-stage lineup speak for itself...

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 Of Monsters & Men
12:45 Glen Hansard (of Swell Season & the Frames)
1:30 We Are Serenades (formerly Serenades, mem. Shout Out Louds)
2:15 Hospitality
3:00 Korallreven (mem. of the Radio Dept)
3:45 Fanfarlo
4:30 The Drums
5:15 The Wedding Present
6:15 This Will Destroy You

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Half Moon Run
12:45 Thus:Owls
1:30 Cold Specks
2:15 Cymbals Eat Guitars
3:00 The Velvet Teen
3:45 Yellow Ostrich
4:30 The Jealous Sound
5:15 Parlovr

Stage 3 (Volstead) (BV Austin stage)
12:15 Love Inks
1:00 Feathers
1:45 Gashcat
2:30 Ringo Deathstarr
3:15 Silent Diane
4:00 The Young
5:00 Ume

That's all Austin bands on the BV Austin stage. It's going to a very great day

In addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry

We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. AND Supercuts will have a team of stylists on-site the entire day providing FREE haircuts and styling!

Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners, as well as ASCAP, HobNob Wines, NadaMoo!, Sailor Jerry and M for Montreal! And special thanks to GBH Design for making our awesome flyer!


This is the first full day at Hotel Vegan announced. 2/3 of the Wednesday lineup is HERE. Friday and Saturday coming shortly.

We also have THREE official showcases (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), and a Saturday metal day party at Lovejoys,


"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

Yellow Ostrich at MHOW earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich, who just announced that their next album, Strange Land, will come out March 6 via Barsuk, have scheduled a tour in support of it. The tour kicks off in early March with support from 1,2,3, hits SXSW, then includes a run with Howler, before concluding in a hometown show at NYC's Mercury Lounge on April 12. No opener has been announced for that show yet. Tickets go on sale at noon today (1/20). All dates are listed below.

Speaking of Mercury Lounge shows that go on sale today at noon, Grimes' third NYC show on her upcoming tour with Born Gold does. It's at Mercury Lounge on February 23, an early show before she plays a sold out show at the same venue later that night. Her Glasslands show (3/24) is now also sold out. Tickets for the early Mercury Lounge show (3/23) go on sale today at noon.

Hot Chip/LCD Soundsystem side project New Build also added a second Mercury Lounge show (3/14) happening one day after their sold out one (3/13). Tickets for the 3/14 show go on sale today at noon.

All Yellow Ostrich dates below...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich announce tour (dates); Mercury Lounge show on sale at noon (Grimes & New Build too)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Saw Givers last night at Williamsburg Music Hall, so good to hear amazing music live again!!" - Roxy Faridany

Givers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Givers kicked off a tour at Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 5, two days before they played Carnegie Hall with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, My Morning Jacket, Mos Def, and others. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post.

The Brooklyn show was also with Yellow Ostrich who Free Williamsburg says has the "ability to make a three-piece sound like a thirteen-piece." FW, who were at the show, also wrote Givers "play a version of Louisiana Cajun music if it were shaken inside a Diet Coke with Mentos." The engergetic crowd was loud and dancing.

Givers, now on the road, are part of the recently announced Coachella lineup, and play a string of dates with Dr. Dog in March.

In other news, Yellow Ostrich will release the followup to 2010's The Mistress with Strange Land on March 6 via Barsuk. Like The Mistress, the new album was self-produced by the band, but unlike that album, which was recorded entirely by frontman Alex Schaaf, Strange Land also features the work of multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez (Beirut) and drummer Michael Tapper (Bishop Allen, We Are Scientists) and was engineered by Beau Sorensen (Death Cab for Cutie, Sparklehorse). The album art and tracklist for this album is below.

More pictures and video from the MHOW show, and Yellow Ostrich album info below too...

Continue reading "Givers played MHOW w/ Yellow Ostrich (who announced a new album) -- pics & video"

Yellow Ostrich @ Northside 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yellow Ostrich

today in NYC
* Dayna Kurtz @ Barbes
* Daniel Kitson @ St Ann's
* Van Halen @ Cafe Wha?
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Rachelle Garniez @ Barbes
* Herb Robertson @ The Stone
* Theophilus London @ Le Bain
* Smokey's Secret Family @ Barbes
* Midnight Masses, Smoota @ Zebulon
* Rhett Miller, Adam Levy @ City Winery
* Theo Bleckmann does Kate Bush @ Lincoln Center
* Endless Boogie, The Complete Faggots @ Union Pool
* Bebel Gilberto, Gregory Porter @ Highline Ballroom
* Givers, Yellow Ostrich @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Snowmine, Conveyor, Illuminator, Teletextile @ Glasslands
* Marika Hughes, Seabrook Power Plant, Bassoon @ The Rock Shop
* Nicos Gun, The Click Clack Boom, The Canon Logic @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Wellington Papers, Drgn King, The Suzan, Ed Vallance @ Pianos
* Beach Arabs, Island Twins, The Gytters, The Gray Pages @ Cameo Gallery
* Flock of Dimes, Lexie Mountain, Alex Drewchin, GDFX (DJ) @ Shea Stadium
* Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega, Brad Shepik, Trevor Dunn, Jim Black @ The Stone
* Sean Noonan's Brewed by Noon, Mike Pride's From Bacteria to Boys @ Cake Shop
* Candy, Mr. Transylvania, Guerrilla Toss, Hunnie Bunnies, Marc Edwards/Weasel Walter Group @ Death By Audio
* Medeski / Skerik / Deitch, Red Baraat, Marc Ribot's Young Philadelphians, Jessica Lurie Ensemble @ Le Poisson Rouge

Tonight's show at LPR is the Winter Jazz Fest kickoff.

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WU LYF played Letterman. Video below...

What else?

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photos by Bryan Bruchman

Yellow Ostrich @ Knitting Factory
Yellow Ostrich

As far as BrooklynVegan shows were concerned, we started out this year's CMJ in a lowkey manner with a free Thursday day show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. We Were Promised Jetpacks, announced that same day, headlined the show that began with a set by Yellow Ostrich at 12:30pm.

Though they didn't play acoustic like they did the night before at the FatCat CMJ showcase at Mercury Lounge, WWPJ mixed it up by performing as a three-piece since one of their members wasn't in town yet. Expect a four-piece at Webster Hall and other dates of their tour. Austin's Hundred Visions played their 2pm set despite their 15 passenger van being stolen from its parking spot in Williamsburg the night before. Luckily most of their gear was not in it at the time.

The whole day looked like this:

12:30 Yellow Ostrich (Barsuk)
1:15 Still Corners (Sub Pop)
2:00 Hundred Visions (unsigned)
2:45 Forest Fire (FatCat)
3:15 BOBBY (Partisan)
4:00 Main Attrakionz (Mishka)
5:00 We Were Promised Jetpacks (FatCat)
Those in attendance also enjoyed free beverages courtesy of HobNob Wine and PBR, and free snacks courtesy of popchips and Raw Revolution.

Thanks everyone who stopped by. Here are some pictures. More below...

Continue reading "BV Thursday Day Party @ KF in pics (Main Attrakionz, We Were Promised Jetpacks ,Yellow Ostrich, Still Corners & more)"

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Southpaw in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
We Were Promised Jetpacks
We Were Promised Jetpacks

12:30 Yellow Ostrich (Barsuk)
1:15 Still Corners (Sub Pop)
2:00 Hundred Visions (unsigned)
2:45 Forest Fire (FatCat)
3:15 BOBBY (Partisan)
4:00 Main Attrakionz (Mishka)
5:00 We Were Promised Jetpacks (FatCat)
Just hours before doors (noon!), we are excited to announce the addition of Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks to our free all-ages day party happening today (10/20) at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Don't forget (for those of you that are 21+) we'll also be serving free HobNob Wine and PBR.

Maybe you caught WWPJ play an acoustic set alongside Forest Fire last night at Mercury Lounge? How was it? They kick off a tour with Bear Hands that includes a HEADLINING show at Webster Hall (!) in less than a week (Webster tickets are still on sale).

Listen to most of the bands playing this party via our Spotify Playlist. Get there early for Yellow Ostrich who reportedly killed it at Brooklyn Bowl last night.

Listen to a song by Hundred Visions below...

Continue reading "We Were Promised Jetpacks playing FREE BV SHOW TODAY (Main Attrakionz, BOBBY, Still Corners & more too!)"

Yellow Ostrich @ Barsuk show in August (more by David Andrako)

Yellow Ostrich head out on tour with Ra Ra Riot and Delicate Steve later this month, but first CMJ! You can catch them tonight (10/19) at Brooklyn Bowl, a free-with-RSVP show with Ted Leo and... Royce Da 5'9.

Thursday (10/20) they'll play a 12:30pm set at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn as part of the free BrooklynVegan party. They weren't on the lineup we announced yesterday. That's because they're stepping in to replace The Phantom Family Halo who sadly had to cancel due to a family emergency. They also play three more CMJ shows after that. All their dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich playing CMJ shows, tonight w/ Ted Leo, Thursday @ BV party (instead of Phantom Family Halo)"


Nothing like waiting for the last minute! Please join us for a somewhat low key affair this Thursday (10/20) afternoon at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn for an all ages, FREE, afternoon show featuring:

12:30 Yellow Ostrich (Barsuk)
1:15 Still Corners (Sub Pop)
2:00 Hundred Visions (unsigned)
2:45 Forest Fire (FatCat)
3:15 BOBBY (Partisan)
4:00 Main Attrakionz (Mishka)
That's six free bands (and we might add one more). No RSVP required. Just show up.

UPDATE: The Phantom Family Halo has sadly cancelled due to a family emergency. Yellow Ostrich has stepped in to take their place though!

AND to sweeten the deal (literally), we'll be serving free wine to those 21-and-over courtesy of HobNob Wines (who give away free MP3s on their Facebook page).

Prefer beer? We'll also have free PBR while supplies last.

You'll also be able to snack on free popchips and Raw Revolution bars while you watch the show or hang out in the venue's front bar.

Get there early because first 25 people in the door will also receive a rare BrooklynVegan t-shirt! (not many of these exist - we sold them for charity at CMJ last year).

We're getting a little techie this year too and have partnered with Spotify (our official official digital music service partner) and Sony Bloggie (our official video partner) for all BV CMJ events including the two TBA ones happening at Public Assembly on Friday & Saturday. Stay tuned for a BV video series coming after CMJ with highlights, interviews and special performances from the week (all filmed on a Bloggie). Listen to a playlist that contains four of of the six artists playing this show on Spotify now (Phantom Family Halo's recently-released four-song EP they did with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy included). .Stay tuned for more Spotify playlists throughout the week too.

Thanks also to Knitting Factory Records & Partisan Records for helping make this happen, and thanks to Zach Jaeger (Tonally Dude) for the flyer you see above. See you Thursday! Meanwhile check out Still Corners' video for "Wish" below...

Continue reading "BV Presents a Thursday FREE not-CMJ day party (lineup) -------- free bands, free drinks, free willie"

DOWNLOAD: WATERS - "O Holy Break Of Day" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: WATERS - "For the One" (MP3)

WATERS at Brooklyn Bowl in June (more by Jessica Amaya)

As mentioned, WATERS is currently on a tour that will bring the band to NYC for CMJ. We've previously discussed the Fenway Recordings showcase at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 20, which tickets are still on sale for. They'll also play the Wonder Twins CMJ showcase at Union Hall on October 21 with Boy & Bear, Conversion Party, and Prussia (tickets) and a free Distiller Promo day party at Knitting Factory on October 21 with Yellow Ostrich, The R's, Pujol, Superhuman Happiness, and more (flyer below).

Before CMJ, WATERS will play another NYC show tonight, October 17 at Mercury Lounge with MiniBoone and Cuckoo Chaos. Tickets are still on sale and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to win are below.

WATERS' debut LP, Out in the Light was released last month on TBD Records. You can download two MP3s from that album at the top of this post and watch the video for "For the One," along with an acoustic video of the same track below.

Updated dates, videos, and contest details below...

Continue reading "WATERS are here -- updated NYC dates, a new video (and a chance to win tickets to tonight's show)"