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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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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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)
Bo Ningen

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...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Festival 2014 initial lineup (Spoon, Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Death, High on Fire, White Lung & more)"

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

Continue reading "Eaters going on April tour, playing LP release show at Glasslands with Yvette and Dan Friel (dates)"

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...

Continue reading "50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW"

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...

Continue reading "10 NYC artists to check out at SXSW 2014"

by Andrew Sacher

Ghetto Ghouls

Austin garage rockers Ghetto Ghouls are releasing their self-titled LP on April 8 via Monofonus Press, and after sharing one of its tracks, "Peepshow," they're back with another, "Living Alone," which makes its premiere in this post. It's a lo-fi, distortion-covered downer punk dirge that has the singer yelling not much more than "I'M LIVINGGG ALONEEE" repeatedly and increasingly less restrained for the song's minute and a half duration. Check it out below.

Like many other Austin bands, Ghetto Ghouls will play a number of hometown shows next week for the insanity that is SXSW, including the Ping Pong day party at Hotel Vegas (3/12) with Natural Child, Shocked Minds, Dirty Fences and more; the Monofonus Press day party at Beerland (3/12) with Destruction Unit, Guerilla Toss, Lushes and others; the Thread Pull Records day party at Trailer Space (3/13) with Crooked Bangs, Lie and others; the official Monofonus showcase at The Hideout (3/15) with Protomartyr, Love Inks and more; and the annual Panache Hangover Party on Sunday (3/16) with Tweens, September Girls, The Blind Shake, Calvin Love, A Giant Dog, Yvette and many more.

Their SXSW schedule in list format, and the new song, below...

Continue reading "Ghetto Ghouls releasing an LP, playing SXSW (song stream)"

Marnie Stern at 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Marnie Stern

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ Webster Hall
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally came to NYC this week and this is the final night of their run.

Pixies, FIDLAR @ NJPAC
Pixies are moving forward without Kim Deal, having recently put out two new EPs and are now touring with fill-in bassist Paz Lenchantin. This show was supposed to happen last week (1/21) but was rescheduled for tonight. All tickets purchased for 1/21 will be honored.

Marnie Stern, Torres, Porches @ Baby's Alright
Marnie Stern always brings face-melting guitar playing and a funny on-stage persona to her shows, and she should be a different yet great match for Torres' confessional, grungy folk.

Janelle Monae @ Lehman College
One of the many shows happening in NYC this week in celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl is R&B boundary-pusher Janelle Monae. Expect some undeniable pop but someone who knows how to get weird too.

Aa, Yvette, Seven Teares, Rat Attack @ Death By Audio
Aa used to be regulars in the Brooklyn DIY scene, and though they had been quiet for a bit, they're now back with their first album since 2007, VoyAager, which is full of live-band-meets-electronics weirdness. Tonight they're joined by an equally experimental bill of local art rockers Yvette, Seven Teares (whose lineup includes Charlie Looker of Extra Life, Zs, Psalm Zero), and Rat Attack.

J. Cole @ The Theater at MSG
J. Cole may not have won the Grammy his song "Power Trip" was nominated for, but it's still a hell of a banger and some of his other stuff is pretty good too.

Luther Dickinson and The Wandering, Alvin Youngblood Hart @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the New York Guitar Festival, tonight North Mississipi All-Stars frontman Luther Dickinson brings his southern-fried style to soundtrack Walter Ruttman's 1927 documentary portrait of a Berlin long gone by, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City; while Alvin Youngblood Hart provides a score for Fatty Arbuckle comedy Out West.

Spires, Mainland, Lewis Lazar, Random Recipe @ Pianos
Do NYC shows ever cohere? Early on this bill are Montreal's patchouli-scented female duo Random Recipe; later it's poppy NYC rock band Mainland and superior locals Spires.

Bright Future, Elder/Brother, Dead Stars, The Everymen @ Glasslands
This is a bit of an odd bill, with electronic headliner Bright Future on an otherwise rock-y bill. We're partial to Dead Stars who mine '90s alt-pop (think Teenage Fanclub) with skill and hooks.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Eagulls @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eagulls

Leeds, UK band Eagulls are just about set to release their self-titled debut album, which is out March 4 via Partisan. (Pre-order it here.) The album is a real postpunk ripper that stomps on the gas with opening cut and single "Nerve Endings" and doesn't let up till the feedback fades on closer "Soulless Youth." The band have just shared a new track from the LP, "Possessed," and you can stream it below.

As mentioned, Eagulls will be visiting NYC next week to do press interviews and to play a couple shows: Mercury Lounge on January 29 with Yvette, and the should-be-reopened Rough Trade on January 31 with Slonk Donkerson and The Teen Age. Tickets to both are still available.

Streams and videos below...

Continue reading "Eagulls share new song from debut; NYC shows are next week"

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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The five or so inches of snow Hercules dumped on NYC wouldn't normally be enough to cause too much havoc, but couple that with falling temperatures that are due to drop all the way down to 1° Fahrenheit (the coldest night in 10 years, reportedly), and that makes for weather most folks want to avoid. It's also caused a few cancelations and postponements tonight, show-wise.

Glasslands is closed tonight, meaning the early show of Yvette, Christines and Future Punx has been postponed till February 21. All tickets will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase.

Tonight's late show with Toronto's Egyptrixx was also canceled, but he'll now be DJing at Cameo's basement with Judge Wise, and Evan Michael. Tickets are $5 with RSVP. From the looks of Glasslands' twitter, his show there (which would have been the NYC debut of his A/V show) will still be rescheduled at some point.

And Swearin' were to have headlined Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight, but "due to the inclement weather and the fact that [they] are all scattered along the east coast at the moment, [they[ are unfortunately going to have to cancel." The three other bands on the bill -- Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High -- are still playing and that show is free.

And, as mentioned, Saturday's (1/4) Stryper show at Stage 48 ain't happening.

Whatever you do tonight, wrap up tight and stay warm. Any other cancellations we missed?

by Bill Pearis

Yvette
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Well I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Apart from going to see The Wolf of Wall Street with my parents (something I strongly advise against unless your parents are Abel Ferrara or something) mine was great, thanks. With New Year's on a Wednesday and not everyone back to the grind, things are still a little slow around here so I thought I'd revive This Week in Indie (or something like it) just this once, as there are some notable shows this weekend that don't necessarily have tours attached to them.

Yvette have been around for a couple years now, honing their brand of goth/industrial mechanics. The duo dropped Process back in November on God Mode (the label co-run by former P4K/Voice writer Nick Sylvester who also bashes the kit for Mr. Dream) and it's a pummelling, intense listen. (Check it out on Rdio.) You also get the sense that its foreboding clank will be magnified live, which seems to have been the case for their opening slot at Factory Floor a couple weeks ago.

You can see for yourself when Yvette play >Glasslands on Friday (1/3) with Christines and Future Punx, making for an all-around recommended show. Christines is the new band from Andy of Woven Bones which shares zero in common with his old band apart from fuzz pedals. This is more in the stratosphere-scraping shoegaze, not unlike late-'90s Swervedriver. No recordings released yet but definitely excited to see them live. Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo's Jason Kelly, draw inspiration from early, hyperactive new wave like Oingo Boingo, Devo, and Wall of Voodoo. They're a lot of fun.

UPDATE: due to Friday's predicted single-digit temperatures, tonight's Glasslands show is postponed till 2/21. All tickets honored.

Other Friday shows: Neon Indian will be DJing at Cameo headlining a bill that also features sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and Heathered Pearls (tix); it's a garage-y show at Union Pool with Hector's Pets, Dirty Fences, and A Rex & J Rex; it would be hard to resist heading to Brooklyn Night Bazaar to catch Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High (it is a free show); and The Everymen, The Brooklyn What and a bunch more bands will be paying tribute to the late Lou Reed at The Gutter with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center which provides shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth (more info).

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Boston's Bent Shapes will be in town at Glasslands on Saturday (1/4), opening for Gospels and Rumors. I'm not sure what a scrappy indiepop band are doing on a bill with two much more commercial-oriented bands, but that doesn't diminish the many charms of Bent Shapes' Feels Weird which adds a welcome dose of angularity, muscle and attitude to the band's jangly, jaunty tunes. They were great when they played the Sound Bites Series (which I curate) back in August.

Other Saturday shows of note: as I wrote earlier today, I'm a big fan of Los Angeles' Colleen Green who makes low-fi Ramones-y pop and plays Death by Audio with Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs and more; and CT noiseniks Magik Markers will be celebrating the release of their new album at Union Pool with fellow caucophists Degreaser and Lushes (tix).

And on Sunday (1/5) you can head to Mercury Lounge for a double-dose of local dreampop with Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.

Flyers for some of the shows mentioned in this post are below...

Continue reading "Yvette, Christines, Future Punx, Bent Shapes, Neon Indian and more indie NYC weekend show options"

photos by PSquared Photography; words by Leo Maymind

Factory Floor @ 285 Kent
Factory Floor
Factory Floor

UK trio Factory Floor finally returned to this side of the pond for their first US shows as a full band since 2011, and undoubtedly proved why people have been clamoring about their live sets. NYC got two shows at 285 Kent on Thursday (12/12) with Peter Gordon and Bookworms (pictures from that show in this post) and Friday (12/13) with Cities Aviv and Yvette, which I attended.

Though I unfortunately missed the opening set by rapper Cities Aviv, local duo Yvette was just getting started as I walked into an already packed (and quite warm) 285 Kent. While their Godmode-released album Process has been slowly racking up acclaim, last night's set proved Yvette's live impact is gaining in thrust and power, especially in the large concrete-fueled acoustics of such a venue. Noah Kardos-Fein made impressive use of his deep pedalboard, layering multi-hued shards of angular guitar scree atop drummer Dale Eisenger's relentless pummeling. I saw the band a few weeks back at their album release show at Death By Audio, and last night's performance was a big step up in intensity and made for a perfect warm-up.

Playing as a three-piece -- live drums supplemented by guitar and two tables of electronics -- Factory Floor wasted no time locking into a groove that was as precise and powerful as it was entrancing. Their self-titled record certainly has its fair share of taut, krautrock-inspired tracks, but live the band kicked it up a few notches, utilizing both effected live vocals and processed vocal samples and blasts of white noise over driving arpeggiations that brought an unmatched energy to the proceedings. Especially impressive was drummer Gabe Gurnsey, whose metronomic playing was literally jaw-dropping (and whose drumset included a DFA-approved cowbell).

Unlike the Thursday show, which went off mostly without a hitch, as Friday's set continued, it became clear that the sound onstage was not conducive to such rhythmic intensity, as Gurnsey cut a few songs short and glared at the sound-guy before the band left the stage early and did not return. Still, it was an impressive performance from a band that clearly knows exactly what they want to do and how to execute it.

More pics from Thursday's Factory Floor show -- including openers Peter Gordon and Bookworms -- are below.

Continue reading "Factory Floor played two nights at 285 Kent (pics from night 1; review of night 2)"

by Andrew Sacher

Perfect Pussy at 285 Kent in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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One of this year's great unsigned bands, Perfect Pussy, are unsigned no longer. The Syracuse noise punk crew have announced that they've signed to Captured Tracks (DIIV, Mac DeMarco), and will release their debut full length on the label in early 2014. That LP will follow their 4-song I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling EP (streaming below), which they self-released earlier this year. Since that release, the band also offered another song, "Advance Upon the Real," to the new Accidental Guest Recordings compilation, Beyond Inversion (via Rookie Mag), which benefits Rachael's Women's Center in DC. You can stream that track below too.

Perfect Pussy have also announced an extensive, almost-two-month long tour. It begins with two previously discussed NYC shows, including tonight (12/5) at NYU's E&L Auditorium with Ceremony, White Lung, and Sleepies; and Friday (12/6) at Shea Stadium with California X, Blessed State, Yvette, and Flagland. Admission for the NYU show is free to students and $5 at the door to the general public, and tickets for the Shea show are on sale now.

Then, after touring to the west coast and back, Perfect Pussy will celebrate New Year's Eve at Baby's All Right. The rest of the lineup for the Baby's NYE party hasn't been announced yet, but considering the occasion, chances are we can expect other great bands too. Tickets for that show are not available yet, but check Ticketfly for updates.

All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Perfect Pussy sign to Captured Tracks, announce tour, including 2 NYC shows this week & NYE at Baby's (dates & streams)"

Thanksgiving

The World/Inferno Friendship Society are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 8. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Light Asylum are playing Glasslands on December 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Casket Girls at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the TOY shows at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets for the newly-added Factory Floor show at 285 Kent are on sale now.

Tickets to see Pissed Jeans, Purling Hiss and Pampers at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Yvette, Christines, and Future Punx are playing Glasslands on January 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Yvette have other upcoming shows before then too.

Mister Lies is playing Cameo on December 5 with Beat Culture and Saint Pepsi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Slick Rick is playing Brooklyn Bowl on January 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A number of weirdo rappers, Nacho Picasso, GDP (w/ Space Jesus), Lakutis, DVS, Perrion, and Rosegold, are playing 285 Kent on December 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Alt-J are playing a SiriusXM show at The Studio At Webster Hall on December 13. If you're a SiriusXM subscriber, you can enter their contest to win and gain admission to the show.

Chvrches are also playing a SiriusXM show at McKittrick Hotel on December 10. You can enter their contest to get in.

Tickets for the seventh Lady Gaga show at Roseland Ballroom go on Citi Cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

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

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

by Bill Pearis

Factory Floor

Factory Floor will be here in a couple weeks, and their show at 285 Kent on December 13 with Yvette and Cities Aviv is has just a few tickets left. Fear not, the UK electronic trio have just added another show at 285 Kent happening the day before (12/12). No openers have been listed yet, but tickets are on sale now. All upcoming Factory Floor tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Factory Floor have just released a video for "Turn it Up," one of the more easily accessible songs on their terrific debut album. The video, like the record, is pretty squelchy, with a lot old school, VHS-style feedback loop effects. You can check that our below.

Continue reading "Factory Floor release new video, add 2nd show at 285 Kent"

by Bill Pearis

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London electronic trio Factory Floor released their debut album on DFA earlier this year (one of Rough Trade's favorites). Minimal and rather relentless, its krauty, claustrophobic take on dance music is a masterwork of mood. You can stream the whole thing below.

While a one-man version of the band was over in May for the DFA 10th Anniversary extravaganza, Factory Floor will be playing their first proper, full-band North American shows next month, playing NYC at 285 Kent on December 13. Brooklyn art rockers Yvette are on the bill too with more TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/22) at 10 AM.

The band will play Philadelphia the next night (12/14) at Voyeur for a Making Time party (it's a $2 show!). Those are the only two shows for now, but the band hopes to return in early 2014 for a more proper attack on the continent. Flyer and album stream below.

Yvette, who open the 285 Kent show, also just made a video for "Radiation," the single off their new LP Process, which is out now on God Mode Records. Check it out below. You can also catch Yvette in Brooklyn a few days earlier at Shea Stadium (12/6) with California X, Perfect Pussy, Blessed State, and Flagland. Tickets for that show are still available.

Video, stream and show flyer below..

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by Andrew Sacher

White Lung at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
White Lung

NYU is putting on yet another great show before this school semester ends, and this one's an all-punk lineup with powerviolence-turned-garage-punks Ceremony, Vancouver shredders White Lung, Syracuse noisemakers Perfect Pussy, and Brooklyn punk 'n' rollers Sleepies. This excellent quadruple bill is free to students and $5 at NYU Ticket Central to the general public. It takes place on December 5 at NYU's E&L Auditorium (4th floor of Kimmel Center). More info at the Facebook event. Flyer below.

Both Ceremony and White Lung have a few other dates coming up (none in NYC), all of which are listed, along with a stream of White Lung's new 7," below.

For Perfect Pussy, it's one of a few upcoming dates, including other NYC stops on November 23 at 285 Kent with Shannon and the Clams and A Rex and J Rex (tickets); and December 6 at Shea Stadium with California X, Blessed State, Flagland, and experimental art rockers Yvette, who were recently added to the bill (tickets).

All lists of dates, streams, and NYU show flyer, below...

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Holly Miranda at BV-SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Holly Miranda

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, OBN Ills @ Irving Plaza
If you have any interest whatsoever in things "garage" and "punk" then this triple bill is pretty much unmissable. With the scifi protopunk of The Blind Shake and the in-your-face rock fury that is OBN-IIIs, the crowd will be ready for mayhem by the time Thee Oh Sees hit the stage. While not as ideal a setting as a 285 Kent was on Sunday, it's still a can't miss line-up.

Gary Numan, The Color Film @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The night after a Thomas Dolby show in NYC, another synthpop pioneer who some people call a "one hit wonder" comes to NYC for a show. He just released his 20th album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), and he's got a 3+ decade career of tracks you're bound to hear. Glassjaw side project The Color Film, which owes more than a little to the type of music Gary helped create, opens. Sold out.

Chance The Rapper, DJ Rashad & Spinn @ SOB's
Chance the Rapper has had a pretty successful career thanks to his catchy Acid Rap mixtape, and this week he returns to NYC for two sold out shows at SOB's. This is night 1.

Diane Coffee, Deradoorian, Tavito Nanao @ Pianos
This is the first NYC show ever for Japanese artist Tavito Nanao, and it's also pretty indie rock friendly, with former Dirty Projector (Angel) Deradoorian and Foxygen side project Diane Coffee on the bill too.

Yvette, Alan Watts, Courtship Ritual, Negative Supply, North Americans, Motion Studies @ Death By Audio
Brooklyn experimental art rock band Yvette are celebrating the release of their new album, Process (stream it), at DbA tonight. It's a GODMODE night, and is also the release party for Alan Watts, and the first-ever show for Negative Supply.

Keep Shelly In Athens, Chad Valley, Teletextile @ Glasslands
Keep Shelly in Athens and Chad Valley both have pretty interesting takes on electronic pop, and tonight you can see 'em both at one show.

Common, Marsha Ambrosius, The Robert Glasper Experiment @ Best Buy Theater
Jazz/hip hop Robert Glasper just released his newest album, Black Radio 2, today and it's got an all-star cast of guests. Two of those guests, COmmon and Marsha Ambrosius, will be joining him at this show tonight.

Kiss 108, Pictureplane, Ollie Sabin @ Le Poisson Rouge (FREE)
DOM is no more and now Dom is Kiss 108. Check out what he's doing -- and what he sounds like -- for the first time. It's a free show.

Verses Narrow, The New Trust (members of Velvet Teen), Brian Carly (of The Waltz) @ Cake Shop
The Velvet Teen are a little-known (but loved by those who do know them, including the members of Minus the Bear) indie rock band from California, and offshoot band The New Trust are even lesser known, but also great, and worth catching. They play Cake Shop tonight and open for Tim Kasher of Cursive in Brooklyn next week.

Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Domino Kirke @ Knitting Factory
Holly's new album is due out soon, here's a chance to hear much of it early.

The Todd Barry Podcast, Live! @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of Todd Barry's podcast, and tonight's guests are Natasha Lyonne, Hannibal Buress, and Nick Turner. Sold out.

Andrew W.K. @ Bedford + Bowery Newsroom
There's tons of chances every year to see Andrew W.K. party in NYC (including New Year's Eve this year), but tonight you can hear him talk about partying, as he gives a lecture on it at Bedford + Bowery's pop-up shop.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Bobb Trimble (not a recent photo)
Bobb Trimble
Judge

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Mike Wexler, Home Blitz @ Pioneer Works
This is the first night of the two-day Mexican Summer fifth anniversary, and it's very stacked. Tonight we get nostalgic pop from headliner Ariel Pink, gothy shoegaze from Tamaryn, psych pop from The Fresh & Onlys, a rare live appearance from '80s cult folk icon Bobb Trimble, a newer folk singer who owes a bit to such cult folk icons, Mike Wexler, and bare-bones rock from Home Blitz. There's also free beer from 6:30 - 8 PM.

Judge @ Saint Vitus
For this year's CBGB Festival, we at BrooklynVegan contributed by presenting this show with reunited NYHC vets Judge. It's a treat to catch these guys while you still can, and Saint Vitus seems like just the place to see 'em these days. Sold out.

Vessel, Pete Swanson, Container, Huerco S. @ 285 Kent Avenue
Tri-Angle signed producer Vessel makes the kind of dark, murky stuff we've come to expect from the boutique label, and tonight he teams with noisemaker Pete Swanson, Container, and minimalist producer Huerco S.

Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death @ Bowery Ballroom
You get two sides of the garage coin with this tour: BDoD unleash party-friendly rippers, where Hanni El Khatib are more on the soulful side. This is the first of two NYC shows for these two.

Benoit and Sergio, Evan Michael, Travmatic @ Cameo Gallery
DC-area DJ duo Benoit and Sergio are working on their new full-length and will perhaps be giving folks an early taste tonight. You can check out their mellow new single, "Adjustments," below

Lux Perpetua, Coke Weed, Air Waves @ Coco 66
Maine combo Coke Weed are descendents of The Velvet Underground's chugging psych rock -- a sound that never seems to go out of style and they do it well on their current album, Back to Soft, which you can stream in full below.

Hunters, Total Slacker, Skimask, Sleepies @ Death By Audio
NYC's Hunters are about to play a gazillion shows at CMJ next week, but you'll still get one more chance before then to see them at tonight's album release show. Making the bill doubly cool: Brooklyn punks Sleepies, who might also play locally a ton, but have a very underrated album out.

Big Ups, Flagland, Butter The Children, Big Neck Police @ Shea Stadium
Speaking of bands that play NYC a lot... Most notable on this bill is post-hardcore rippers Big Ups and poppy shoegazers Butter the Children.

Pop. 1280, Haunted Horses, Yvette, Dillon James Rego @ Silent Barn
And for some more local regulars: the gothy Pop. 1280 and the experimental Yvette team up with Seattle's Haunted Horses (who also played NYC last Sunday) tonight at Silent Barn.

Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Ami Dang, Kid Kamillion, Dirtyfinger @ Glasslands
Baltimore party starter Spank Rock plays what will surely be a wild show with frequent collaborator Amanda Blank and more. Part of the CBGB Festival

Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club mix Phoenix-ish melodicism and the mathy angles of Foals for an easy-to-swallow pop pill. Peace were supposed to be on this show but dropped off.

Francesco Tristano, Byron Westbrook @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Barcelona-based pianist Francesco Tristano and Brooklyn electronic composer Byron Westbrook.

School of Night, Grand Resort @ Mercury Lounge
School of Night is the new project of Darby of The Antlers, and if you like the airy layering of that band, much of that sound is to be found here too.

The Spits, Useless Eaters @ Mercury Lounge
Practicing a mix of Ramones and Misfit-isms drenched in battery acid and too many downers, The Spits have quietly been ruling the punk underground for years. Don't miss Memphis' Useless Eaters who are pretty ferocious live and open the show.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ The Bell House
Old time radio serials come to life -- satirically -- with stellar cast, including Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, and Craig Cackowski. Sold out.

Nicole Atkins, Puss In Boots, Bad Girlfriend, Kay Kasperhausen @ The Bowery Electric
One of the better CBGB Fest shows tonight, featuring Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones' country band, Puss n' Boots, and garagey girl group, Bad Girlfriend.

Holloys (solo set featuring member of Rye Coalition), Wreaths, Danny Leo (ex-Native Nod) @ The Grand Victory
If you were wondering what it would sound like if a member of NJ rock n rollers Rye Coalition made jammier, trippier, and just overall weirder music, Holloys is the project for you. Fellow NJ band Wreaths is on this bill too.

Gold Panda, Slow Magic, Voices of Black @ Webster Hall
Gold Panda has been churning out some excellent IDM over the past few years, and he keeps getting bigger too: this is his largest headlining show in NYC yet.

Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall
One of the last great crooners, at 87 Tony Bennett is still going strong. Tickets are still available.

Ginger Baker @ Iridium
One of the greatest living drummers of any genre, Ginger Baker is best known as one third of Cream but is a master of many styles. This is his second of a five-night run at Iridium, and tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival too. 8 PM and 10 PM shows.

Ian Anderson @ Beacon Theatre
Let their be flutes! The Jethro Tull main man will be peforming Thick as a Brick in full.

Wolf People, Wild International, Bennio Qwerty @ Knitting Factory
If you'd like Tull vibes in a younger package, UK band Wolf People sound like they could be from 1973 -- proggy, riffy, and the occasional wind instrument. Quality locals Bennio Qwerty open this show.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Portland's jam-friendly psych rockers have been on tour pretty much this whole year and tonight is their third NYC show this year.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

Psychic Blood at Tommy's Tavern in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Psychic Blood

As mentioned, Exploding In Sound Records and Gimme Tinnitus are teaming up for an unofficial Northside showcase on Saturday (6/15) at Big Snow (89 Varet St) which features sets from a ton of great bands Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Two Inch Astronaut, Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Hive Bent, Fat History Month, and Porches. Doors are at 5 PM, admission is $7 or $5 with a Northside badge, and there will be free pizza while supplies last. If you like your indie rock like it was in the days of Dinosaur Jr, Archers of Loaf, Pavement, etc, you'll probably dig most of this showcase.

EIS and GT are also doing another showcase today (6/14) at Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave). This one's also got a ton of great music (and free pizza), including two of Brooklyn's best upcoming punk bands, Sleepies and Low Fat Getting High, noise rockers Eula, Western Mass psych rockers Psychic Blood (who also play the ridiculously good show at Shea on Sunday with Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, and Big Ups), other local live staples like Yvette, Miniboone, Shark?, Krill, Life Size Maps, and still more. Doors for today's show open at 3 PM.

More info on both shows at the Facebook event. Flyers for both shows and song streams from some of the bands playing below...

Continue reading "EISGTNSIDE13 starts today (Psychic Blood, Sleepies, Speedy Ortiz, Two Inch Astronaut, Fat History Month & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Low Fat Getting High at Cake Shop earlier this month (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Low Fat Getting High

Brooklyn punks Low Fat Getting High have been playing raucous local shows for some time now, and as mentioned, they're finally laying down that intensity for a new EP, which is called Bad Yoga, and has just been officially announced. The EP will be out on July 18 via Dead Broke/Money Fire Records. It kicks off with three tracks of menacing, breakneck-speed punk, and culminates in a fourth track of Bleach-style noise and sludge. The whole thing is just over ten minutes and it's a real ripper so keep an eye out for it. You can stream the opening track, "Better Better Worse," along with the artwork and tracklist below.

Low Fat Getting High have a ton of upcoming shows as usual, including a previously discussed Gimme Tinnitus-presented show TONIGHT (5/22) at Big Snow with another solid local punk band, Big Ups, CYHSY-related Radical Dads (for whom the show is a record release party), and Miniboone. $7 at the door gets you into tonight's show. Doors are at 8 PM. All ages. Show flyer below.

After that, they've got a bunch of other local dates, including a Converse Rubber Tracks show on June 12; Silent Barn on June 14 with another great local punk band, Sleepies, noise rockers Eula, indie rockers Shark?, sludgy psych rockers Psychic Blood and others; a release party for the new EP on July 18 at Shea Stadium with Big Ups, Vulture Shit, and Flagland (who play with Butter the Children and Ovlov soon); and even more local dates, all of which are listed below.

In related news, as mentioned, Big Ups and Psychic Blood also play a Northside show with Nu Sensae and Destruction Unit.

All LFGH dates are listed, along with the song stream and album info, below...

Continue reading "Low Fat Getting High announce new EP & upcoming shows"

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