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Soft Lit
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NYC electro-leaning label GODMODE will have a very busy second half of 2015, releasing six EPs before year's end, including noisemakers YVETTE's Time Management on October 2, plus ones by Fasano and Hand of God (both were just released digitally), as well as Fitness (9/11), synthy R&B duo Soft Lit (9/25) and Malory (10/30). All of them will be released on a limited edition megacassette titled You've Been Sweating Wrong Your Whole Life that will be out 10/30. You can stream Fasano and Hand of God's EPs in full, plus watch the new video from Soft Lit (Tara Chacon and Tyler of Motion Studies) below.

There will also be GODMODE parties happening at Elvis Guesthouse featuring "five nights of slightly antagonistic dancing and deliberately bad mixing." The next one happens September 9 and is curated by Fitness.

Continue reading "Soft Lit, YVETTE, Fasano & more featured on new GODMODE cassette compilation of forthcoming EPs (streams & video)"

by Andrew Sacher

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We already heard "The Knower" off the new Youth Lagoon album, Savage Hills Ballroom (due 9/25 via Fat Possum), and today he released a second, "Highway Patrol Stun Gun." While the last single was one of the weirder songs YL has ever done, this one is actually one of his most straightforward. It's looking like this is gonna be quite the interesting record. Watch the video for the new song (dir. Kendy Ty) below, via The FADER.

Youth Lagoon's tour tour hits NYC on September 21 at Rough Trade (sold out) and October 29 at Webster Hall with Moon King (tickets). Since we last spoke, Yvette were added to the Rough Trade show.

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon shares new song; Yvette added to Rough Trade"

by Andrew Sacher

Try The Pie
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Impose Magazine is throwing a festival at Brooklyn venue Secret Project Robot on August 8 with a great and eclectic lineup of Yvette, Geoff Rickly, Jawbreaker Reunion, Malportado Kids, Show Me The Body, Abdu Ali, Destiny (Princess Nokia), Dan Friel, Try The Pie, Ellie Herring, Sneaks, Vagabon, VHVL and Adult Mom. It's part of their "Summer of Robot " 10th anniversary and tickets are on sale now.

Malportado Kids is the other band of Downtown Boys singer VIctoria Ruiz, and they put their new record Total Cultura out earlier this year on Dead Labour. It's more electronic than Downtown Boys' political punk, but you'll probably dig this if you dig DB. Listen to three tracks below.

Downtown Boys used to be on Priests' label Sister Polygon Records before signing to Don Giovanni (like Priests), and that label also has synthpunk band Sneaks who play Impose Fest. You can listen to them below too.

Abdu Ali makes what could sometimes be described as rap, but it's very experimental and seems to pull more from outside of the genre than from other rappers. Check out one of his recent singles below.

Try The Pie are a San Jose punk band who will also play the NYC-area with Waxahatchee in October, and their latest Domestication LP is definitely up a similar alley. (It was mastered by Kyle Gilbride, who plays in Swearin' and also worked on Waxahatchee's latest.) The record's out on Salinas (Swearin', All Dogs, Radiator Hospital) and fans of that label's other output will dig this too. Stream it in full below.

Yvette have a new EP coming. Geoff Rickly's band No Devotion have a new LP coming, and he also opens the Creepoid / Marriages show at MHOW on 7/24 (tickets). And Adult Mom put out a new song off of their Tiny Engines debut today. Listen to that below too.

Continue reading "Yvette, Geoff Rickly, Try The Pie, Malportado Kids, Abdu Ali, Adult Mom & more playing Impose Fest in Brooklyn"

by Arielle Gordon

photo: Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Pitchfork Fest 2014

The Pitchfork Music Festival happens this weekend in Chicago (7/17-7/19), featuring performances from Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Chance the Rapper, Future Islands, The New Pornographers, Run the Jewels, Caribou, Panda Bear, Todd Terje & the Olsens, Mac Demarco, Kurt Vile and loads more. BrooklynVegan will be there, so stay tuned for coverage and photos. If you can't make it, Pitchfork will also be streaming it live.

As usual, the fun continues later each night with a plethora of aftershows, both official and unofficial. There's something for every type of fan, with shows from Parquet Courts, Viet Cong, ILoveMakonnen, Jessica Pratt, Ariel Pink, Ex Hex How to Dress Well, Protomartyr and more. A guide to the night time action, below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest is this weekend and will be streaming live ++ a guide to the aftershows"

photo: Doldrums @ Bowery Ballroom, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom October 2014

Toronto festival NXNE happens this week (June 17-21) with hundreds of acts playing venues all over the city. BrooklynVegan will be there too, with our showcase happening Friday (6/19) at Lee's Palace with Atlas Sound,  Foxes in Fiction, Fresh Snow and a late night set from Yvette. Chile's The Holydrug Couple were supposed to play as well, but are unable to make it and in their place will be Sub Pop recording artist Doldrums. That's a good show if we do say so. It's $20 at the door or free with a NXNE wristband or badge. Hope to see you there.

Doldrums will also play earlier that same night in Yonge Dundas Square, a free show that's also with The Holy GraspHollerado and Born Ruffians.

Yvette's 'Time Management' EP artwork
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Brooklyn duo YVETTE will release a new EP, titled Time Management, this fall, which is their first release since 2013's Process album. That's the cover art (by Will Mebane) above and stay tuned for more details. To hold you over check out "I Don't Need Anything From Anybody" which is from the Godmode compilation American Music. Stream that below.

You can also hear new tunes by seeing Yvette live. They'll soon be on tour with Liturgy, and while there are no NYC dates for that pairing, Yvette do have a couple local shows coming up. They'll play Saturday (5/30) at Alphaville with Eartheater, Dreamcrusher, and DJ duo Unisex (aka Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves + Fernando Perez). Tickets are on sale.

Yvette also are playing Godmode's official Northside Festival showscase which happens June 13 at Muchmore's. It's also a third birthday party for the label and they're part of an all-day lineup also featuring Courtship Ritual, Fasano, Fitness, Kill Alters, Malory, Motion Studies, Soft Lit, and The Present. Schedule and cover are still TBA. Flyers for those two shows are below.

Yvette have also been added to BrooklynVegan's NXNE showcase which happens at Lee's Palace on 6/19 with Foxes in Fiction, Doldrums, Fresh Snow and headliner Atlas Sound. That show is $20 at the door or free with a NXNE wristband or badge.

All Yvette tour dates are listed, along with the song stream and show flyers, below...

Continue reading "Yvette releasing 'Time Management' EP this fall, playing NYC shows and BV NXNE showcase before tour w/ Liturgy"

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Israeli musician and onetime Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat's tour is wrapping up this weekend with a show at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Saturday (4/11) with headliner Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang (tickets). After resting up for a bit, the NY via Tel Aviv artist will do a four-week Thursday residency at Brooklyn DIY spot Aviv with pretty cool guests at each show:

April 30: Tonstartsbandht, Pill, Sunflower Bean
May 7: Yvette, Kid Millions & Jim Sauter duo
May 15: Your 33 Black Angels (record release)
May 22: Crown Larks, Turnip King, Jerry Paper
Tickets to the residency shows are on sale now come with a residency poster by Aaron Tripp. Yonatan released his solo debut earlier this year. He'll be touring Europe later this summer, all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Yonatan Gat opening for Janka Nabay, doing residency at Aviv with Yvette, Tonstartsbandht, Kid Millions & more (dates)"

Yvette @ DbA, November 2014 (via @soundbitesnyc)
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The GODMODE compilation, American Music, is out now and features new tracks from Shamir, Yvette, Courtship Ritual, Motion Studies, Excepter and more. The whole thing is pretty good and you can stream it in full below.

Yvette, whose contribution to the comp, "I Don't Need Anything from Anybody," is a skullcrusher, will play Baby's All Right on April 23 with Eaters, Dan Friel and Natalie Jones. All the bands will be debuting new material at the show and tickets are on sale now. American Music also contains a song by Fissures which is Yvette drummer Dale Eisenger's electronic-leaning solo project.

More related shows:

Shamir, who has a remix of "I Know it's a Good Thing" on the comp, plays Music Hall of Williamsburg in June.

Courtship Ritual have two tracks on American Music and play with UK group Vision Fortune on Friday (4/3) at Silent Barn and other shows.

Soft Lit (Tyler from Motion Studies and Tara Chacon) and Fasano (former ARMS member Matthew Fasano), who both have songs on the comp, play Union Pool on April 18 with Scam Avenue. Fasano is also DJing with Fitness (also on this comp) and The Flag at 603 Upstairs on April 17. He's got a few other local shows coming up and those are listed below as well.

Continue reading "Yvette have new song on GODMODE comp which is out now (stream), playing Baby's with Eaters, Dan Friel & more"

photo: Arto Lindsay at LPR in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Arto Lindsay

No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay is headed to Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos for an AdHoc-presented two-night stand this weekend. The first night, Saturday (1/10), is co-presented by Brooklyn electronic label L.I.E.S., and features two of the label's artists, Jahiliyya Fields and Gut Nose, as well as A/V artist Victoria Keddie and DJ Diamond Terrifier.

Night 2, Sunday (1/11), is co-presented by Terrible Records, and will feature Arto performing a duo set with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs. Also on that bill is Sadaf, Tezeo's Michael Beharie, avant guitarist/composer Patrick Higgins, Das Audit and DJ Geko Jones. Tickets for both nights are on sale.

Also this weekend, Arto Lindsay's fellow no waver and No New York alumnus Lydia Lunch does her previously discussed Retrovirus show at Rough Trade on Saturday with Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Bob Bert joining her. Since we last spoke, local noisemakers Yvette, who we last caught at a final Death by Audio show, were added as openers. It's their only upcoming date at the moment. Tickets for that show are still available.

Check out a video of Arto Lindsay's noise quartet with Greg Saunier, Ofir Ganon and Greg Fox playing Death by Audio this past summer, below...

Continue reading "Arto Lindsay playing two Trans-Pecos shows this weekend; Yvette opening Lydia Lunch's Rough Trade show on Saturday"

Gazelle Twin's 'Unflesh'
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Now that it's December, Best of Lists Season is in full swing. If you're already tired of seeing ones that have The War on Drugs at the top (or near it), you can always rely on UK website The Quietus to offer up something different. They just published their "Albums Of The Year 2014" and topping it is electronic artist Gazelle Twin's second album, Unflesh. Say The Quietus:

On Unflesh, Gazelle Twin - aka Elizabeth Bernholz - doesn't see dualism as an academic exercise or a philosophical plaything. Instead, it's born of bloody experience as she claws and digs her way to its gory, physical core. Puberty, anxiety, miscarriage, illness and euthanasia are all present, and Bernholz's treatment of them ranges from a shuddering disgust to vengeful catharsis to something approaching tender acceptance.
The Quietus' list is not without names familiar to readers of our site -- Swans, Scott Walker & Sunn O))), FKA twigs, Aphex Twin, Future Islands -- but it definitely does not follow the beaten path.

Check out The Quietus' full "Albums Of The Year 2014" (and stream a few songs from their #1) below...


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Edan and Josh of DbA on the final night (more by PSquared)
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Chris Gethard wearing DbA tribute on his show this week (photo by Heidi Vanderlee)
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Death by Audio closed last weekend after seven years in existence. We said our goodbyes already, but we thought we'd offer up a roundup of our coverage and other tributes to the space.

Comedian Chris Gethard wore a homemade t-shirt, inspired by the one DbA booker Edan Wilber wore on the showspace's final night, at the taping of the most recent episode of The Chris Gethard Show which you can see above.

This Sunday's New York Times offers a photo feature from DbA's final night.

Writer Noah Kardos-Fein who plays in Yvette and was at most of DbA's final shows (Yvette played one too), wrote a very nice piece for WNYC:

Bands felt like Death By Audio was a second home - indie phenoms Future Islands and wild Canadian rockers METZ both played their first ever New York shows at Death By Audio. It was the kind of place where a small fledgling band had a good chance of playing on the same bill as a much bigger, touring band. And one day, that fledgling band might just become a headliner.
You tended to get just as much as you were willing to put in: if you attended or played shows there regularly, there was a good chance you'd get to know the staff there, as well as other regulars. Those were the people who made up the bulk of the crowd last Saturday night - some of them who since moved to other cities even flew across the country to be there. It's also why there were a lot of tears, hugs, and positive energy going around in the final hours.

Oliver Ackermann on stage (more by P Squared)
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Impose gathered up tributes from a variety of artists, DbA employees and other people in the DIY scene, including manager/booker/soundguy Edan Wilber:

The value of what I have gotten from my experiences here are immeasurable, and leaps and bounds more valuable than any material wealth I could've gained doing something else. I have met people from all around the world just because they heard about this little room that some friend of their's said they just had to play in. It's a shame to lose something like that because it can't be manufactured. We have always run on the best of intentions and it propelled us so far for so long, none of us could've imagined it would've lasted as long as it did and stayed true to its beliefs from day one. I'm happy to go out on such a high note, the past few weeks have been mind-blowingly incredible and I have gotten to see many old friends make their pilgrimage here one last time and I look forward to a few more rad weeks before we are forced out of the only place in NYC thats ever felt like home to me.
Impose also tracked down most of the DbA show flyers from their entire existence. There are also reports from the final night at The Observer, Gothamist, Stereogum, and The Village Voice.

Glasslands, which is right around the corner from DbA and will close at the end of December, offered up


And this was Death by Audio's final word, via Twitter:

Death by Audio's final month of shows was pretty astounding, including performances by Lightning Bolt, METZ, Protomartyr,  Future Islands,Thee Oh Sees (twice), Dan Deacon,  Les Savy FavTy Segall, A Place To Bury Strangers (twiceFuture Punx/Priests, Deerhoof, Woods, Woolen MenScreaming Females, Ted Leo, Speedy Ortiz, Dirty on Purpose, JEFF the Brotherhood (twice), White Mice, Burnt Skull, a reunited Dirty on Purpose, Pampers, Coasting, Guerrila Toss, not to mention the very cool Death by Art installation (which some people didn't like). 

For those who'll be in Washington, DC next weekend, many of the in-house created, super-hard arcade games that you may have played in DbA's back room will be on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's courtyard on December 6 as part of an "indie arcade" curated by MAGFest and American University's Game Lab.

We've got all of Death by Audio's last month's shows listed, along with video from many of them, below...

Continue reading "Death by Audio's final month: tributes, video & more"

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Les Savy Fav were the "super secret headliner" at the eighth to last Death by Audio show on Saturday (11/15) that was already stacked with great local openers who have all frequented the venue -- Yvette, Big Ups and Ovlov -- handpicked by the headliners themselves. Doors opened at 8, and even a half hour beforehand the line outside was down the block. Once they opened it moved pretty quickly though, and we heard it sold out during or right after Ovlov's opening set.

Ovlov brought their usual enjoyable set of Dinosaur Jr-isms, and (as you can see pictured below), they also brought their friend and former Exploding In Sound labelmate Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz to sing guest vocals on their last song. That was the second appearance Sadie made during DbA's final run, having played with Speedy Ortiz earlier that week.

Big Ups, another band in the EIS family, followed, pulling from the same era of American indie as Ovlov but from Dischord/Touch & Go style post-hardcore rather than the latter's SST love. They were great, and as always their singer was a thrill to watch.

Yvette were the most intense band of the night, playing in white light and powering through their industrial/noise-infected jams. The whole thing was a total sensory overload. They don't usually say much during their sets, but took the time to say thank you to a list of names associated with the closing venue.

Then came the night's secret headliner (though not a secret anymore at that point), Les Savy Fav who haven't played a show in a while. Before they went on, Syd Butler (who just ran the NYC Marathon!) said his dad was at the show, at which point Tim entered the stage dressed as a graying old man. That was only one of Tim's costumes for the night. He also appeared as a superhero not long after, and of course was shirtless for much of it. As you'd expect from a LSF show at DbA, the place was nuts for them the whole time. (It felt less overpacked than Ty Segall the night before, however.) The whole front half of the room was just a sea of bodies jumping up and down and pushed in every direction. Tim was everywhere himself too, whether he was running to the back of the crowd and back to the stage, crowdsurfing, popping back into the green room, unwinding the Christmas lights over the entrance door, or headed upstairs. Here's hoping that was not the beginning and end of Les Savy Fav's return, though we know they don't all live in the same city anymore, and Syd is especially busy with other projects (like running Frenchkiss Records and being a member of the Late Night band which LSF's Seth is also in).

If you were there, or at any of these other final shows, have you checked out the "Death by Art" exhibition they have set up? The whole thing is pretty nuts and a lot of it is interactive. In addition to the art on display, make sure to check out those little rooms in the back -- different surprises in every one! There's also a net to hang out on, and a bar in the back, which as you can see in the pictures below features Death By Audio co-founder/APTBS frontman Oliver Ackermann as bartender.

Merch for sale includes special "Goodbye Death By Audio" t-shirts, posters from previous nights, and the poster for that night which in this case was designed by Tim Harrington. it's pictured below.

Lea Savy Fav at Death by Audio

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Death by Audio now has only FIVE NIGHTS LEFT. Future Punx, Priests, Downtown Boys, Pinkwash and B-Boys played last night, and Fiasco headlined the night before that (which was one night after Les Savy Fav). The rest are all top secret.

Other bigger artists who played final DbA shows include Parquet Courts, Deerhoof, Woods, Screaming Females, Ted Leo, Speedy Ortiz, Dirty on Purpose, JEFF the Brotherhood, venue co-founders and residents A Place to Bury Strangers, Ty Segall, and Dan Deacon.

More pictures and some video from the Saturday night show, below...

Continue reading "Les Savy Fav "surprised" Death by Audio w/ Yvette, Big Ups, Ovlov & Sadie of Speedy Ortiz on Saturday (pics, video, etc)"

by Bill Pearis

Yvette in an auto garage
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Yvette are a finely tuned postpunk engine whose industrial-strength noise already sounds like it was created in a machine shop. So it seems fitting they'd play in a auto garage amongst a bunch of classic Mustangs. Thus is the case for the latest in Into The Woods' latest 'Homesick' session which Yvette took part in while in Boise, ID for the Treefort Music Festival. The video makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.

Back in Brooklyn, Yvette have played Death by Audio nearly 20 times in their existence, including two record release shows. They'll play DbA one last time on November 15 with Big Ups, Ovlov and a "super secret headliner" that the Yvette haven't even been told about yet. (At least that's what they told us.) Any guesses?

If you're going to this show (or any of the other final DbA shows) be sure to head next door for the Death by Art installation which opened last night (11/6) and is genuinely awesome.

Yvette also play with Shamir and Mister Small at Baby's All Right on November 20 (tickets). If you haven't heard Yvette's 2013 album, Process, you can stream a few track, along with the "Absolutes" video, below...

Continue reading "Yvette share new live video (watch), playing one of DbA's final shows w/ Big Ups, Ovlov and "super secret guest""

by Bill Pearis

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Shamir released the Northtown EP on GODMODE earlier this year, and he's now signed with XL who will rer-elease it early next year, including an extended vinyl run (only 100 copies were made initially). He's also got a brand new single, "On the Regular," which is another fun example of his pop cross-pollination. Check out the video below.

Having just played GODMODE's CMJ show at Babycastles, Sharmir's next NYC show will be November 20 at Baby's All Right with GODMODE pals Yvette and Mister Small. Tickets are on sale now. He's also got some UK/European dates in December. All are listed below.

Continue reading "Shamir signs to XL, releases new single (watch the video), re-releasing EP, playing NYC with Yvette & other dates "

Xiu Xiu at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
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Xiu Xiu only has a few tour dates coming up at the moment, but one of those is a one-off in NYC happening on October 18 at Glasslands. He's promising Xiu XIu songs from 2002-2004 and 2014, which means we can count on material from this year's Angel Guts: Red Classroom and plenty from the much-loved early period of his career. Strong support comes from locals Yvette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with a stream from his 2002-2004 period, below...

Continue reading "Xiu Xiu playing shows, including NYC one-off w/ Yvette"

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bueno, Grooms, Ache @ 5050 Skate Park
Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album is out now, and it packs a real punch of passionate indie rock. The Staten Island band are playing several NYC shows in support of it, this being the one happening in their home borough.

Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Oneirogen @ Union Pool (IO Presents)
Our metal site Invisible Oranges is presenting this killer show with black metal/folk blenders Falls of Rauros, more black metal from Obsidian Tongue, and one-man metal wiz Oneirogen.

Dirty Fences, Hector's Pets, Dinos Boys, The Johnny's @ Death by Audio
Atlanta's sneary Dino Boys headline this night of garage punk, that also includes worthy local acts Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets.

John Cameron Mitchell @ The Bell House
WNYC's "Ask Me Another" is a live radio taping that combines "brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music." Tonight's special guest is Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Porches, Juan Wauters @ CMJ Artist Announcement Party
The first round of artists for CMJ gets announced tonight, and to go along with that there will be live music from local indie rock musicians Porches and Juan Wauters.

Bluffing, Legs Like Tree Trunks, ONWE, Fern Mayo @ Trans Pecos
There's some cool bands on this bill including indie popsters Bluffing, and tumblr-irony-pop guy ONWE.

Zs, VHVL, Yvette, White Reaper, Ricky Eat Acid @ Palisades
If you like it weird and noisy, head to Palisades where you can see the sax-fueled Zs, the intense Yvette, the garage rocking White Reaper and more.

Thumpers, Sun Club @ Mercury Lounge
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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Phosphorescent at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some more highlights...

Phosphorescent @ Webster Hall
Fresh off appearances at Sasquatch and Boston Calling festivals, Matthew Houck and crew finish off the weekend with this show. If you haven't checked out out last year's Muchacho, he takes Phosphorescent's Brooklyn country into pleasingly experimental territory.

Red Fang, Big Business, American Sharks @ MHOW
Three hits of stoner rock at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight from Red Fang, Big Business and American Sharks who all bring the seriously Big Riffs.

Yonatan Gat, Tonstartssbandht, Yvette @ Baby's All Right
Yonatan Gat of Monotonix celebrates the release of his solo debut EP, Iberian Passage -- inspired by Brazilian cult band Os Mutantates and the improvisational spirit of Miles Davis -- tonight with two very solid openers.

Torn Hawk, Regal Degal, The Future of What, Limited @ Cameo Gallery
Torn Hawk is the moniker of Brooklyn's Luke Wyatt, who makes instrumental electronic music with chillwave-style nostalgia but a knack for more experimental sounds too (he namedrops Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich as formative influences). Opening act Limited is Alex Craig from Big Troubles and Ducktails in Big '80s synthpop/R&B mode.

Onion Flavored Rings, Shellshag, Girl Crush @ Death by Audio
Among the bands playing DbA tonight is NYC DIY veterans Shellshag who are always worth catching.

Hauschka, Jeffrey Zeigler @ Glasslands
German musician Hauschka's roots are in techno, but for this project he utilizes prepared pianos, a concept made famous by John Cage and others, though Hauschka claims he wasn't familiar with Cage when he first came up with the idea to do so.

Echo Friendly @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn duo Echo Friendly make unabashedly pop music, full of ringing guitars and "whoa oh" choruses. Think Guards shrunk down to two very energetic people.

Total Slacker, Future Death, Sunflower Bean @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Brooklyn '90s lovers Total Slacker hit The Studio at Webster Hall tonight for another hometown gig.

Skyzoo & Torae "Barrel Brothers" album release @ The Wick
Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo has a new collaborative album with Torae out today which features production from Oh No, Illmind, Black Milk, DJ Premier and others, plus guest spots from Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Blu and more. Tonight they celebrate at The Wick.

Ratos de Porao, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Warthog @ 538 Johnson
Hardcore/thrash vets Ratos de Porao just played MDF, but before they head back to Brazil they'll team up with two of NYC's finest in punk for this last-minute show tonight.

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

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House of Flying Hair: Bo Ningen @ The Studio at Webster Hall 5/2/2014
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London-via-Japan quartet Bo Ningen played their final of three NYC shows on Friday night (5/2) with an explosive set at The Studio at Webster Hall. Like at Rough Trade last week, these guys defy pigeonholing -- and sometimes gravity -- with a mix doom riffs, proggy time changes, shoegaze effects and flying hair. To make things even more surreal, there was a guy in clown makeup dancing right up front. Pictures from their set are in this post and if you're at Austin Psych Fest this weekend, don't miss them on Sunday.

The clown guy wasn't the only wacky audience member of the evening. During openers Yvette's equally intense set some guy was doing some serious interpretive dance. That or mosh are your best alternative's to the duo's highly technical, occasionally abrasive, industrialized postpunk. Armed with a battery of effects pedals, guitars sound like synthesizers and machine part, and drums double as bass. They're really unlike any other NYC band at the moment, though I bet they're Big Black fans. Catch 'em if you can -- their next NYC show is May 27 at Baby's All Right with Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat and Tonstartssbandht (tickets).

Pics from Yvette's set, and more from Bo Ningen, are below...

Continue reading "Bo Ningen and Yvette played The Studio @ Webster Hall (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

Bo Ningen @ Rough Trade, 4/27/2014 (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
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London-via-Japan quartet Bo Ningen were here over the weekend, playing Knitting Factory on Friday (4/25) and a free Rough Trade in-store Sunday afternoon (4/27). I caught the Rough Trade show and if I had to describe them in five words it would be "what the hell was that?" In a good way. Or, what if a Chinese wuxia film was a Japanese doom/shoegaze/prog/psych/punk band? Insane playing, jumps from the drumkit, flying hair that at times seemed to be a special effect --- it was definitely a good alternative to coffee on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Bo Ningen have since added another NYC show to their tour before they head to this weekend's Austin Psych Fest. They'll play Studio @ Webster Hall on Friday (5/2) with Yvette, which should make for an exciting double bill. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Bo Ningen's new album, III, is out May 20 (they were selling it at the merch table yesterday). Remaining tour dates are listed, along with video from Knitting Factory, below...

Continue reading "Bo Ningen played Knitting Factory & Rough Trade, add Studio @ Webster Hall show w/ Yvette to US tour (dates, live video)"

by Bill Pearis

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It's springtime, ramps are at the greenmarket, cherry trees are in bloom and The L Magazine has published it's annual list of "8 Band You Need to Hear." This year, they are positing it as a rebuttal to claims that the Brooklyn scene is dead now that 285 Kent is closed:

When the beloved underground venue 285 Kent closed in January, a bunch of thinkpieces took stock of the local music scene. Some pronounced the club's final night the end of Brooklyn as the country's (and continent's) music hub... Toronto, Philly and San Francisco--even Columbus, for crying out loud--might all be producing lots of new and exciting bands, but we'll be damned if New York hasn't churned out the most consistently vibrant (and weird) records and live shows in the last 15 years. Here are eight bands helping to keep it that way.
We're not sure anyone has actually said that ever but, whatever their excuse, this year's list is, as usual, a mix of bands you may have heard, you may have heard of, and perhaps some you haven't. They are:
The Flag
Slothrust (May 6, Bowery Ballroom opening for Ben Kweller)
Gondola
Yvette (June 15, Warsaw with Fuck Buttons)
Porches (May 17, Shea Stadium)
Wet
Cities Aviv
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (May 23, Cameo)
Read more about all eight bands over at The L. Maybe you caught Slothrust at Rough Trade's Record Store Day extravaganza. What do you think of this year's list?

Hopscotch

We recently mentioned that the Hopscotch Music Festival will return to various downtown Raleigh, NC venues from September 4-6, and now the initial lineup has been announced. It's looking pretty great as usual with Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Death, High On Fire, Jamie xx, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent (solo), White Lung, How to Dress Well, The Haxan Cloak, Power Trip, Mutual Benefit, Deniro Farrar, Diarrhea Planet, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, SubRosa, KEN mode, Yvette, Potty Mouth, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ryley Walker, Eagulls, Krill, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. 3-day wristbands are on sale now and single day wristbands go on sale in June. There will also be individual tickets on sale soon for the shows happening at City Plaza.

Full initial lineup below...

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The War on Drugs at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)
War on Drugs

As you may know, the Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15 this year, and includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, CHVRCHES, Albert Hammond Jr., Dead Milkmen and more.

There have since been new additions to the schedule, including two big outdoor, all ages shows at the 6000-capacity 50 Kent (formerly Williamsburg Park, entrance at N. 12th). The first is The War on Drugs on Friday, June 13 ($20 adv, $25 day of) and then it's Beirut on Saturday, June 14 ($35 adv and day of). Tickets will be on sale soon via Northside Fest's site. These not-free big outdoor shows are in addition to the free big outdoor shows in McCarren Park with CHVRCHES (6/15) and one more TBA.

Other lineup additions include Perfect Pussy, Pharmakon, Eleanor Friedberger, Lust for Youth, Diane Coffee, Talib Kweli, Ava Luna, Yvette, Benjamin Booker (touring with Courtney Barnett), The Barr Brothers and Shamir (live debut). More info on exact venues and individual tickets will be available soon at Northside Fest's site where you can also buy a festival badge (Early Bird Music Badges ($65), Innovation Badges ($245), Film Badges ($25), and Premium Badges ($275) are on sale).

There's also a film portion, including the NY premieres of Homemakers (dir. Colin Healey), the Oscilloscope-presented of Montreal documentary The Past is a Grotesque Animal (dir. Jason Miller), and Whiffed Out (dir. Jason Giampietro), and the Brooklyn premiere of Summer of Blood (dir. Onur Tukel). More info on the film portion here.

Eaters

As mentioned, Brooklyn-based duo Eaters' debut album is due out this month via Driftless / Dull Tools. If you dig synthy, soundtracky music (John Carpenter, Goblin) or darkwave, you should check them out. You can stream "Far" below, and the LP is available for preorder now.

Around the time of the album's release, Eaters will take their table full of gear and cram it in the van for a short Northeast / Midwest tour that kicks off in Brooklyn on April 17 at Glasslands. The show has strong support from former Parts & Labor member and keyboard wiz Dan Friel and powerhouse duo Yvette, with Future Punx on DJ duty. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A week or so after this show, Dan Friel opens for Trans Am at Knitting Factory on April 23. Yvette's only other show is April 11 at Stony Brook University.

All Eaters dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis and Zach Pollack

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Kurt Vile

South by Southwest. Maybe you've heard of it. Anyway, it starts in about a week, turning Austin, TX into one giant cacophonous concert where you can't swing a free canvas tote bag full of complimentary energy drinks without hitting a musician vying for your attention. It's actually pretty fun -- apart from the wasted spring breakers everywhere -- but it can be overwhelming. In an effort to help, we've already highlighted metal at SXSW and given you 10 NYC artists that we think are worth seeing, and here's a list of 50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW from all over the world (a few cross over from those other two lists). More than a few are playing one of BV's many events in Austin this week -- and if you're going, do stop by.

We know most people are NOT going to SXSW (and if you're in that group, you may be sick of hearing about it already), but many of these acts are touring around the US on either side of SXSW so it's maybe worth a gander too. We've also got a handy Rdio playlist with a song from each artist.

An embedded version of that playlist, plus our list of 50 artists we wanna see at SXSW (in alphabetical order), below...

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by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis, Wyatt Marshall & Zach Pollack

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Bell House in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Pains

The insanity that is SXSW is about to uproot folks from around the globe, sending them to Austin for a week to see 628 bands. While there will be great music from all around the world there, we thought, being a NYC-based website, we'd highlight ten artists from our hometown we think you should check out if you'll be there. You can listen to two tracks each from each band (who's on RDIO) in our RDIO playlist, and browse the list below.

Also check out our list of 50 artists from around the world (including four of the ones here) we're excited to see at SXSW and our SXSW metal preview (including NYC's Psalm Zero), and if you're going, we hope to see you at our official showcase, Invisible Oranges' showcase, or one of our day parties!

Check out the list and stream the playlist below...

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