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The Pop Group @ Bowery Ballroom 3/17/2015
The Pop Group

The Pop Group played Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (3/17), the second of two NYC stops on the post-punk icons' first-ever North American tour. The setlist was exactly the same as Monday's Rough Trade show -- half new album Citizen Zombie, half classic cuts -- but Bowery got a treat as the band brought out Chiara Meattelli, who sings backup on the new LP, to sing with the band on a few songs. Pictures (including ones of openers Regal Degal and YOU), video of them playing "We Are All Prostitues" and setlist from Bowery are in this post.

As mentioned, The Pop Group are currently in Austin for SXSW and folks there have two more chances to see them: tonight (3/20) at the Pop Montreal showcase at Maggie Mae's; and then Saturday (3/21) at the free BrooklynVegan Day Party at Red 7 with Mew, Iceage, Ceremony, Screaming Females and more (RSVP).

More pics below...

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Regal Degal will release their new album, Not Now, on May 19 via Terrible Records. Label co-owner and Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor co-produced the album with the band. The centerpiece of the album is "Pyramid Bricks" and the video for that song was recently released. Directed by Lily X, the Egyptian-themed video stars frontman Josh de Costa and model Abbey Lee. Says Josh:

This video was one of the first projects we took on shortly after relocating back to NYC. We'd just put out the Pyramid Bricks EP and met Lily and her cool crew, and we realized that we had no video to promote the release so it was a no-brainer collaboration. We would get together and draw inspiration from various movies and music videos; giallo films, the Mummy franchise, the Stranglers' "Golden Brown" video, and plenty of others were on the figurative vision board for this one. Once Abbey Lee Kershaw signed on we knew it was going to be a special production... Fast forward like a year later - we had re-recorded the song, which could've completely messed with everything, but its new dimensions seem to complement the video perfectly and vice versa
Check it out, along with LP art and tracklist, below.

The band have a couple NYC shows this month. They'll play a free show on Thursday (3/5) at Elvis Guesthouse in the East Village, and then they'll open for The Pop Group at Bowery Ballroom on March 17 with You on the bill as well (tickets). The Pop Group's other NYC show is with Pampers.

Continue reading "Regal Degal releasing new LP, share new video, playing free NYC show this week & opening for The Pop Group at Bowery"

Panda Bear @ Warsaw in May (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

"Rawk Hawks," "Naranja Bausch," Big Ups @ Shea Stadium
The two top-billed bands at this Shea Stadium show don't seem to exist, but "Rawk Hawks" is a fake song title off the leaked tracklist of Julian Casablancas & the Voidz' new album. Could it be them? And who is "Naranja Bausch"? Big Ups, we know. Sold out.

Courtship Ritual, Mister Small, Jerry Paper, Dinner @ Baby's All Right
With Monica Salazar's strong, charismatic vocals and Jerem Olstead's liquid bass and spare backing, duo Courtship Ritual's mossy vibe recalls Eno, Japan and early Love & Rockets but not really sounding like any of them. Their album on GODMODE is well worth checking out. Opening the night is Danish artist Dinner who just signed to Captured Tracks.

Shovels and Rope, John Fullbright @ Bowery Ballroom
All the way from Johns Island, SC, indie country duo Shovels and Rope just released Swimmin' Time.  This is their first ow two sold out NYC shows this week.

The Harlequins, Boytoy, Flykills, Lilith Velkor @ Death by Audio
Cincinnati, OH's The Harlequins thow a little more pop knowhow your way than the average psych-garage band. Stream their just-released live album below.

YOU, Evil Arrows, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown, Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Glasslands
Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication.

Panda Bear, Blues Control @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While there's still no firm date on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, you'll probably get a few (or more than a few) songs from the Animal Collective member's new album at this show tonight.

Yacht, White Fang @ Rough Trade
Having just signed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their second of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Startalk Live! @ The Bell House
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival wraps up its 2014 run with a second night of this popular science/comedy podcast taping, tonight with Neil deGrasse Tyson and "special guests." Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Nore Davis, Michelle Biloon, John Roy, Roy Wood Jr, and Marcus Monroe.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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by Bill Pearis


Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication. It's definitely worth checking out and you can stream the entire album in this post.

YOU. will be celebrating the new album with a release show tonight (9/9) at Palisades with Starred and Bootblacks. Their next show is the October 8 edition of Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home where they'll play with Philly band Hot Guts.

Album stream below....

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by Wyatt Marshall

King Dude
king dude

As part of his run of dates surrounding CMJ, neo-folk Americana specialist King Dude played the weekly Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home on Wednesday (10/16). (We missed that one -- did you go?) Looking forward, the Dude's going to be a busy guy. King Dude's doubling up on Saturday--he's slotted to play both the 14-hour extravaganza that is the BrooklynVegan Saturday CMJ Party at Baby's All Right (10/19) and Union Pool later that night. No rest for the weary, the Dude will be playing an acoustic candlelit set the following day (10/20) at Worship at 117 Wilson Ave in BK. The show starts at dusk, so hit up your local meteorologist for an exact time. He then plays Saint Vitus later Sunday night.

King Dude's just one of the many great acts to have graced the Nothing Changes stage, and looking forward it looks like it's only getting better. Newly announced shows from Mueran Humanos, Clay Rendering and Hot Guts are things to look forward to, and you know Raspberry Bulbs on November 13 will be one not to miss.

See the upcoming show schedule for the Nothing Changes party below...

Continue reading "King Dude adds another NYC show after BV Saturday party; 'Nothing Changes' announces more shows"

Martin Rev w/ Suicide at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Martin Rev

You may remember that NYC synthpunk legends Sucide were supposed to play a hometown show last year but cancelled due to illness, which means it's still been some time since we've had a chance to see them locally (though they have been somewhat active). Still no word on a NYC show from the duo, but one half of the group, keyboardist Martin Rev, will play his first solo show in NYC in five years on June 21 at The Bowery Electric. Support at the show comes from You. and Eraas who definitely owe more than a little of their sound to the groundwork Suicide helped pave. Tickets for the Bowery Electric show are on sale now. A full stream of Suicide's 1977 self titled debut and a couple Martin Rev videos below.

That same support lineup, You. and Eraas, also support ADULT. at their previously discussed NYC show on June 8 at 285 Kent. Black Marble is on that bill too. Tickets are still available. Eraas also have an upcoming Glasslands (6/29) show with Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun and Ritual Howls (tickets).

If '70s NYC punk is your thing, you may also consider heading to Bowery Electric TONIGHT (5/30), where The Dictators NYC (aka the new name of Dick Manitoba's band, which also features former Dictators Ross "The Boss" Friedman and JP "Thunderbolt" Patterson) are playing with Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek, long-running Queens garage rockers The Fleshtones, and Brooklyn punks Livids (the new project of New Bomb Turks frontman Eric Davidson). Advance tickets for tonight's show are sold out, but the venue will have some tickets at the door. First come, first serve so get there early!

Videos and song streams below...

Continue reading "Martin Rev (Suicide) playing first NYC show in 5 years at Bowery Electric (where Dictators & Deniz Tek play tonight)"


It's been six years since Detroit electro duo ADULT. released their last album, Why Bother? Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus haven't been sitting around idly by, they made a series of films titled the Three Grace(s) and have been working on visual art as well. But it's back to music, as ADULT. will release their fifth album, The Way Things Fall, next week (5/14) on Ghostly International. You can stream the whole album below. You can also watch a helpful video PSA by the duo on how to properly use their name -- all caps with a period at the end -- in sentences. Helpful to people who have to write about ADULT., at least. Watch it below.

ADULT. are also touring this summer and will play 285 Kent on June 8 with Black Marble, Eraas and YOU. Tickets to that show are on sale now and all tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "ADULT. releasing 'The Way Things Fall' and playing shows (full album stream, dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Young Boys - Love Hits (MP3)

Young Boys

After a 7" in 2011 and a couple tracks released online last year, Brooklyn's Young Boys are set to release their debut album, New York Sun, next week (2/26). The quartet make gloomy, martial-beat post-punk with equal helpings of dissonance and melody. If you like Cold Cave or Merchandise (or '80s stuff like Lords of the New Church and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry) they are worth checking out. You can stream the entire album for the first time below and its mopey/catcy track "Love Hits" is downloadable above.

Young Boys have a couple local shows coming up. They play Saturday (2/23) at Death by Audio with You, Ritual Howls and Faten Kanaan; then their official album release party happens at Glasslands on March 3 with Xray Eyeballs and DJ sets by Brandon of Crocodiles and Punks on Mars. Advance tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

Album stream below...

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by Bill Pearis

Heavenly Beat

I mentioned a while back that John Peña was looking to turn his Swedish-style indiepop Heavenly Beat solo project into a real live band and it looks like he's done so as the trio version of the group (as seen above) are making their debut Wednesday night (8/8) at Public Assembly with Plastic Flowers, Young Boys, and You. (That's You, the band, not you you. Unless you are in You. Then it is you.) It's $8 to get in before 9 PM and $10 after. You can also buy your tickets online.

The only other upcoming Heavenly Beat show at the moment is at Glasslands on October 11 with fellow Captured Tracks band (and real Swedes) Thieves Like Us and tickets to that show are on sale now. Jon did just make a video for the song "Tradition" and you can watch that below, along with a stream of the entire Heavenly Beat album.

Continue reading "Heavenly Beat are now an actual band, making live debut in NYC this week; watch their new video for "Tradition""

photos by Phil Maier, words by BBG

King Dude @ Home Sweet Home
King Dude

King Dude played his first NYC show with a full band in tow at Home Sweet Home on April 11th as part of "Wierd Wednesdays" at Home Sweet Home. The show was a rare one-off on the East Coast for the Seattle-based goth artist, and one of a very small number of shows for TJ Cowgill (also Book of Black Earth) overall, though you can catch him in Austin at Chaos in Tejas this year as part of a bill that includes Iceage (who play NYC twice in the coming months), Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Kindest Lines, Dangerous Boys Club, Anasazi (who play Acheron next week), RØSENKØPF (them too), and YOU.

Pop 1280, who will embark on a US tour in May, play a NYC show at Death By Audio on Saturday (4/14) as part of a record release celebration for White Suns's new LP Sinews. Stream that release in its entirety at Spin now. Pop 1280 also play a Brooklyn show with O'Death in May.

King Dude pictures from Home Sweet Home are below.

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

"Just saw Beach House, Papercuts, Cult of Youth, Daniel Higgs, and White Magic live and feeling really inspired." - Chris Coady

"Cult of Youth: New Model Army for today's politically agnostic indie fan." - Toby

"Mueran humanos killed it tonight.soooo good.
Even better than last wednesday." - Kristen Y. Kim

Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth's brand new self-titled LP (out now on Sacred Bones) was celebrated at Secret Project Robot on Friday (2/25). Cult of Youth headlined the show and were joined by You, Blood Rhythm, and Mueran Humanos. Pictures and videos are in this post.

If you missed 'em on Friday, you have another pre-SXSW chance at Home Sweet Home on March 9th (131 Chrystie St, Manhattan) or when they're out on the road supporting Zola Jesus. That Zola Jesus tour, which includes dates with Naked On The Vague, hits Bowery Ballroom on April 23rd (tickets are still on sale).

Cult of Youth's full tour schedule and more pictures & some video from Friday night, below...

Continue reading "Cult of Youth played Secret Project Robot w/ You, Blood Rhythm & Mueran Humanos (pics & video)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Cult of Youth - Lace Up Your Boots (MP3)

Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth released their proper debut album this week on Sacred Bones and the band play a record release party tonight (2/25) at Secret Robot Project. The band next play the Wierd party at Home Sweet Home on March 9 before heading out on tour with Zola Jesus. Cult of Youth will also be at SXSW.

Originally a solo project for Love is Laughter bassist Sean Ragon (who also runs Greenpoint record store Heaven Street), under which he released some very limited edition records, Cult of Youth soon grew into an actual band. Mixing elements of goth, Celtic music (The Wicker Man soundtrack is frequently mentioned), and post punk influences. Nobody else in Brooklyn sounds quite like them. When I first heard them, I thought they were Australian. Nick Cave or The Gun Club is not an unfair reference point to what Cult of Youth sound like, but it doesn't encapsulate them either. (CoY also remind me of '80s San Francisco cult band The Ophelias if anybody remembers them.) The album is their first as a proper band, is a startling debut with tribal drumming, swooping violins, rum-soaked sea chantys, and Ragon's empassioned singing.

You can download "Lace Up Your Boots" at the top of this post. Tonight's record release party also has South American band Mueran Humanos (the last date of their U.S. tour), Philly darkwave act Blood Rhythm and You (that's a band called "You," not you you...though maybe you'll be there?). All of Cult of Youth's tour dates are below.

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