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Florence / A$AP Rocky / TVOTR / Albert Hammond Jr + Billy Jones
Lollapalooza 2015
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Lollapalooza 2015

A$AP Rocky pauses to watch the sight of a person in a wheelchair crowd surfing. Ordinarily, hip-hop shows don't spawn mosh pits but then again, most don't blare both House of Pain's "Jump Around" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" over the speakers in succession. For A$AP, yes, it's that easy, and lest anyone forgets, the initials to his name get shouted out by his trio of hype men with regular frequency. To his credit, A$AP doesn't entirely coast. He establishes and maintains a crazed level of energy for a majority of the set and treats it all as a giant party. On Sunday night, with the prospect of heading back to work fans (well, the small percentage over 18, anyway) in the face, it's the appropriate atmosphere and vibe. A$AP boasts a lyrical flow most peers would envy, and his entourage scatters like ants to the very front rows on the ground to pump up the crowd. There's even room for a compelling avante R&B turn in the form of "L.$.D." Self-promotional references, tributes to weed, descriptions of loose women and homages to money spill from the emcee's mouth. So do shout-outs to Chief Keef and Chance the Rapper. Yet it's local boy Vic Mensa who scores the guest spot for a duet on "U Mad," putting the punctuation mark on a booming celebration of modern hip-hop culture that, in spite of positive messages prouncing unity, still include clicking gun-chamber sound effects. - [Chicago Tribune]
Threat of severe weather (thunderstorms, hail) caused Grant Park to be evacuated briefly during the final day of Lollapalooza 2015 (8/2) and also had the fest end 30 minutes early. (This happened at Pitchfork too this year, and at Lolla in 2012.) Otherwise, the show went on with sets from Florence + the Machine, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, Albert Hammond Jr. (who started his day in the Toyota Tent for a Q&A with BrooklynVegan correspondent Billy Jones), Of Monsters and Men, Twin Peaks, Gogol Bordello, and many more.

Pictures of Lollapalooza 2015 day 1 are HERE and day 2 are HERE. More pics from day 3 are below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015 day 3 pics: Florence, A$AP Rocky, TVOTR, Gogol Bordello, Albert Hammond Jr, Twin Peaks & more"

Duran Duran '80s

Duran Duran were scheduled to play a concert at the Seaport with Wyclef Jean on Tuesday (8/4) to benefit the South St Seaport Museum, but the show was just canceled. From the press release:

"After a tremendous amount of effort to maintain the date for next week, we are extremely disappointed to say that as of this morning we have had to cancel Dock Rocks due to unforeseen issues at the site," said Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum "We had an incredible response to the event, which included a selection of VIP boat experiences, alongside the concert on the pier, but location logistics have now precluded our moving forward with Tuesday's event in the way that we had originally envisioned. Our plan is to host an alternative fundraiser in the fall that will include many of the same performances, as well as an opportunity to enjoy everything that the Seaport has to offer, while supporting the Museum that was so badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. We thank our sponsors and partners within the city for their help in planning."
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon said:
We are really sad that next week's show is now not happening. We love that part of the city and were very much looking forward to playing against that incredible skyline in support of the Seaport Museum. We are in town this week to launch the first single from our new album 'Paper Gods' and were hoping to give fans a chance to hear a couple of tracks from the new record.
Duran Duran also said on Facebook that they hoped to do something with the Seaport Museum soon. Stay tuned about the makeup show and who will actually play it. Meanwhile, Duran Duran's two shows this weekend at Port Chester's The Capitol Theatre are sold out, but you can still get tickets to see them at Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival on Long Island on Wednesday (8/5).

photo: Azealia Banks at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks isn't exactly the most frequent live performer, and just as she was set to go on her first lengthy tour, it's been cancelled. She says the reason is that co-headliner K. Michelle is now "unavailable" this fall, but also that she's working on rescheduling certain dates:

Hey Rebels! To say I am crushed is an understatement. I try my best to push myself over the limit and if you don't listen to your body it will make you listen. While currently filming numerous television shows, readying my businesses and working on my new album, I simply cannot overexert myself anymore than I already am. So it is with a broken heart, I have to postpone the tour with me and @AzealiaBanks at this time. Before the negativity and assumptions from naysayers and media outlets begins, I'd like for everyone to know the truth. First, there is absolutely no drama between me and Azealia. We have a mutual respect for each other as women and artists. I can't wait to get in the studio with her and for you all to hear what she's been working on. Secondly, it wasn't low ticket sales. Due to such an overwhelming response with this tour there have been conversations about adding a second show in various cities. Above all, my fans mean the world to me and the last thing that I want to do is disappoint. I want to thank all of you for having my back and supporting me throughout the good and the bad. I can't wait for all of you to see what's in store and hear this new music! All tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and I'll see you guys at the top next year! New album. New tour. ❤️ -K. Michelle

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The NYC show would have happened September 26 at Best Buy Theater.

photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)
Movielife

NJ's Movielife-curated iDobi Meltown Festival with them, Lifetime, The Menzingers and more, has been cancelled. Starland Ballroom posted the following:

The Idobi Meltdown festival this weekend at Starland Ballroom has been postponed. We will be announcing a new fall festival date with The Movielife + very special guests at Starland Ballroom soon! All tickets for the 6/27 date will be honored at the new date. Customers who purchased tickets to Lifetime ONLY on 6/26 via AXS will automatically receive a refund within 7-10 days. Refunds for all other tickets will be available by request at point-of-purchase.
Bummer! You can still see The Movielife and Lifetime at Riot Fest Chicago, and The Movielife at Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival.

photo: Nothing at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
Nothing

Nothing have been on tour with Merchandise and Cloakroom, but recently had to cancel a few dates due to a medical emergency. The plan was to continue the tour, but sadly the band have now dropped off all remaining dates. They write:

Despite our efforts to try and play the remaining shows on this tour, unfortunately the injuries sustained are proving to linger longer than expected and we will be forced to cancel.
Apologies to ticket buyers, promoters, venues, agents, Merchandise, and Cloakroom.
We're in awe of these shitty unforeseen circumstances and extremely saddened. We will return when we can. Thanks for your understanding.
Bummer to hear, and best of luck to the Nothing guys. The tour goes on with Merchandise and Cloakroom, and hits NYC on Saturday (6/6) at Palisades (early) and Baby's All Right (late). Baby's is sold out, but there are still some tickets left for Palisades. Stay tuned for news of a replacement on those shows.

In happier news, the Nothing/Whirr-related Camera Shy are releasing their self-titled debut album on July 14 via Run for Cover and put out the new single "Colors Radiate" this week. Listen below (via Fader).

Continue reading "Nothing drop off Merchandise/Cloakroom tour due to injury; Camera Shy release new song"

Body Count
photo: Body Count @ Afropunk Fest 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Ice-T's only upcoming North American Body Count show was scheduled to happen with Suffocation this Sunday (5/31) at the Paramount in Long Island, BUT, like every version of Law & Order except SVU, the concert is "officially canceled. Refunds on all tickets are now available at points of purchase: Ticketmaster or The Paramount Box Office. For additional questions or concerns, please contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300."

Body Count begins a European tour on June 4th. Those dates are still happening as far as we know, and they're listed below...

Continue reading "Body Count cancels Long Island show (but touring Europe)"

photo: Action Bronson at Sasquatch 2015 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Bronson

Following criticisms of NXNE booking a free Action Bronson show in Yonge-Dundas Square, one of Toronto's busiest common areas, the festival initially defended their decision to book him and said, "Those who are offended by an artist are invited to check out other Festival showcases." They've now issued a new statement on the matter:

We at Northby Northeast (NXNE) are very proud of our 20 plus years relationship with the people of the City of Toronto. And for almost ten years we've shared Yonge-Dundas Square with you to present free, all ages shows open to the public. YDS is the city's space and as such we are obliged to listen to how the city and community want it used. A significant number of Torontonians have indicated their desire to have Action Bronson not perform at the Square. As annual guests in this space we feel we must accede to the strong wishes of the community and honour their input.

As a result, we will not be presenting Action Bronson at Yonge-Dundas Square but, hopefully we will still be presenting Action Bronson as part of Northby. We remain fundamentally committed to presenting this artist on a Toronto stage. We are not moving the Action show because we believe in censoring him or any other artists. In fact, we find the limiting of artistic expression distasteful. When artistic expression is limited, freedom and the evolution of ideas is often the casualty.

Hopefully, Action Bronson will accept our invitation to play at another, ticketed venue in the city so the public can decide for themselves if his work has merit. We booked Bronson, in part, because of his latest excellent disc, Mr. Wonderful.

We hope that this series of events does not foster some type of artistic chill in Toronto and its public spaces. Yonge-Dundas Square must remain a dynamic place where many viewpoints are expressed not just culturally but also at political events and rallies staged there.

We are heartened by the community engagement that has been taking place around this YDS show. This debate continues an important conversation about violence against women and its depiction in art and culture that is long overdue. We salute all of those who fight this battle and we would encourage everyone who has signed the petition or been engaged by this conversation to commit themselves personally to continuing the fight against violence against women. We at Northby pledge to continue being part of this discussion with the intent to help act as agents of change.

Sincerely,

The Directors of North by Northeast
Stay tuned for any more updates.

Meanwhile, BrooklynVegan is presenting an NXNE show with Atlas Sound, Foxes in Fiction, Holydrug Couple, Fresh Snow, and Yvette at Lee's Palace on 6/19. $20 at the door or free with a NXNE wristband or badge.

photo: Death at Burgerama 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Death

Detroit protopunk legends Death have an upcoming NYC show that was set to happen May 30 at Irving Plaza, but it's now been moved to the more up-close-and-personal Studio at Webster Hall (5/30). Also, in place of the original support lineup (Unlocking the Truth, Ache, Shitkill) will be the soulful garage rocker Obnox, which is a pretty great double bill. Tickets for Webster are on sale now. Refunds for Irving are available.

Death were also to have played Philadelphia's Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia on May 29 but that show has also been canceled. They will also play Washington, DC and Cambridge, MA on this run, however. All dates are listed, along with a live Death video, below...

Obnox was just in town to play a show at Cake Shop. NYC Taper was there and taped it.

Continue reading "Death cancel Irving Plaza show, now playing Studio at Webster Hall w/ Obnox who played Cake Shop (updated tour dates)"

Cult of Luna

Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna were supposed to go on a three-date North American tour this week hitting Montreal, NYC and the Psycho California festival, but unfortunately the whole thing was cancelled. The band made a video explaining the cancellation (visa issues), which you can watch here. On the bright side though, they say there's a September tour TBA soon with stops in LA, Toronto, Montreal, NYC and more, and Psycho California tickets will be honored at all dates. Stay tuned for more details.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith had to recently cancel a few dates after suffering from damaged vocal cords, and unfortunately he's now saying he needs to go into surgery and will be gone for 6-8 more weeks. He posted the above picture.

6-8 weeks means he'll have to cancel his appearances at Hangout Fest and Rock In Rio. Other festivals have also announced that Sam dropped off -- Rock Werchter reports:

Sam Smith is forced to call off his appearance at the Rock Werchter Festival (Belgium). The young Briton has been battling with vocal cord problems and needs surgery. Sam Smith cancels all his scheduled forthcoming shows and festival performances, including his show at Rock Werchter on Saturday 27 June. The programming for Saturday will be rearranged. The festival organization wishes Sam a full and speedy recovery. Stay tuned for more news.
Denmark's Northside Fest reports:
At the end of last month Sam Smith suffered a hemorrhage on his vocal cord, and he was forced to cancel shows in Australia, so he could rest his voice.The singer then went to the US to see a specialist, who in turn recommended en operation, which means Sam Smith isn't allowed to sing before July at the earliest.
Hopefully that means he'll be better by the time of Forecastle Festival, Lollapalooza, and his other July/August US dates. Those are all listed below...

Continue reading "Sam Smith getting surgery, cancels more dates (Hangout Fest & Rock in Rio included); Lollapalooza may be safe"

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Melody's Echo Chamber was supposed to be in the US this week, playing Levitation Fest in Austin on Sunday (5/10) and shows in NYC and LA right after. Unfortunately she's not going to make it due to -- you guessed it -- visa issues. Her NYC show, which was scheduled for May 12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, will now happen at MHOW on August 25. Tickets are on sale, tickets from the original date will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase.

For folks going to Levitation this weekend, Chelsea Wolfe has been added in Melody's place.

Migos

Atlanta hip hop trio Migos were supposed to begin a tour with OG Maco this past weekend, but all dates were postponed. The group issued the following statement:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are postponing this tour until July. We want to be at our best and make sure that we give 100 percent during the Yung Rich Nation tour. We would also like to say 'Thank you' to all our fans for their love and support.
The tour would have hit NYC this Thursday (5/7) at Irving Plaza. Refunds are available at point of purchase, and internet and phone orders will automatically be cancelled and refunded. A rescheduled date is TBA.

The tour cancellation follows the news that members were arrested at a Georiga Southern University concert on April 28. A statement given to FADER reads:

On 4/18/15 Georgia Southern University held its annual Spring concert at Hanner Field House on Fair Rd, Statesboro. The featured act, Migos, contracted with Georgia Southern to perform at the venue. Security at the event was provided by officers of the Georgia Southern University Police Department, officers of the Statesboro Police Department, and deputies with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office. The joint Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team was also present. Prior to the arrival of the group only two arrests had been made for minor misdemeanors.

Upon the arrival of the group and its associates in two vans, members of the Crime Suppression Team detected a very potent smell of marijuana coming from those vehicles. As the Migos went inside Hanner to perform, CST investigators contacted the drivers of both vehicles. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, a separate Schedule II drug, and multiple firearms in the vehicles. These discoveries were intensely concerning as the drugs and firearms had been brought to a university sponsored event where over a thousand students were congregated. All occupants of the two vans were arrested after leaving the stage following the Migos performance, a total of 15 in all. They were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they await bond review by the District Attorney's Office. The three members of the Migos were charged as follows:

Quavious Marshall (24 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Kirschnick Ball (20 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Kiari Cephus (23 yoa, Lawrenceville Ga): Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm in a School Safety Zone, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Stay tuned for any more announcements. All affected dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Migos postpone tour after members were arrested in Georgia"

photo: Ides of Gemini at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Ides

Doom trio Ides of Gemini were to have played four NYC shows this week -- three opening for The Mountain Goats (tonight, 4/9, at Webster and 4/11-12 at City Winery) and a headlining show on Friday (4/10) at Saint Vitus. Unfortunately, they've cancelled all four. They write:

Due to Kelly's injury, we will be unable to play the scheduled NYC shows with the the Mountain Goats at Webster Hall (tonight) & the City Winery (Saturday & Sunday) - as well as our scheduled show at Saint Vitus Bar (Friday) with Kosmodemonic & Steve Brodsky. With a few days of rest and a little luck, we're hoping we can rejoin the Mountain Goats tour in Philly on Monday night.
Bummer. Feel better Kelly, and hopefully they'll get back on the road sooner than later.

Tonight's Mountain Goats show at Webster Hall will instead have Emil Amos' band Holy Sons opening. No replacement has been announced for the City Winery shows. All three are sold out.

Continue reading "Ides of Gemini cancel all four NYC shows; Holy Sons opening for Mountain Goats tonight instead"

photo: Wilco at the Cap in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Wilco

Wilco join the growing list of people (including Hillary Clinton, Miley Cyrus and the state of Connecticut) protesting Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They write on Facebook:

We are canceling our May 7 show at the Murat in Indianapolis. The "Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act" feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us. Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed. Refunds available at point of purchase.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence says the bill -- which could make it legal for businesses to turn away LGBT customers for religious reasons -- "isn't about discrimination," but not everyone's buying it.

In less upsetting news, the daily lineups were announced today for Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

by Bill Pearis

Hookworms

Well crap. Hookworms' tour of North America was about to go underway... but visa issues have reared their ugly heads again. The just posted this on their Facebook:

We are really sorry to tell you that unfortunately we are forced to cancel our upcoming US/Canadian tour. There has been an unexplained hold-up in the visa process and we will now not have them back in time for the tour which was due to start in Santa Ana, CA next week. I don't know whether this is some kind of backlog from SXSW or whether we are just an unfortunate anomaly, but everything was submitted with plenty of time, and there were zero issues with visas when we played in New York 18 months ago, so we're just as confused and upset as anyone else.

We've spent the last 6 months organising this trip along with our US booking agent Alisa and the good people at Domino, so devastated doesn't really begin to cover it.

You can read their whole message below. Dates included two in NYC at Palisades and Rough Trade. Major bummer. Their label, Weird World, uses the phrase "postpone" not "cancel" so let's hope they come back sooner than later.

Continue reading "Hookworms postpone North American tour due to visa issues"

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Of Montreal are in town today, playing NYC's Webster Hall tonight (3/11) with Yonatan Gat and tickets are still available.

The band were to have played a lunchtime "Soundcheck Live" show today too (it would have started at 1:30 PM) but it was canceled due to band illness. Tonight's show is still on, though. Rest up, guys.

Meanwhile, of Montreal have a new video for "Bassem Sabry" (from Aureate Gloom) which you can watch below. They've also expanded their tour and all dates, including a slew of SXSW appearances, are listed below....

Continue reading "of Montreal cancel today's "Soundcheck Live" show, still playing Webster Hall tonight, share new video (updated dates)"

Diet Dong
above is a screenshot of a 1/15 tweet by band Viet Cong
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One of 2015's fastest rising indie bands, Viet Cong, has been the subject of many articles lately, not because of their music, but because of their controversial name. Though maybe not immediately obvious to most young Americans, "Viet Cong" is a loaded term. Sang Nguyen at Impose wrote:

This history of violence is what I am reminded of every time I see Viet Cong's band name pop up on my news feed, in the music media, and on festival line-ups. Comprised of two ex-members of the band Women (also a pretty contentious name considering none of the members were actually women), Viet Cong have released records on labels like Jagjaguwar, Mexican Summer, and Flemish Eye, while garnering critical acclaim from Stereogum, NPR and even Impose. Pitchfork, who in recent months have done a thorough job calling attention to instances of misogyny, racism, and cultural appropriation in popular music, gave the band's recent album "Best New Music" status and have them booked at both SXSW and their annual summer festival. [Impose]
The controversy has been known to the Canadian band for as long as they've been putting themselves out there. They've talked about it in interviews. Comments show up in forums and on social media, even by the band themselves (see above), but it all just really bubbled to the surface last week when Oberlin College cancelled a show. A statement from the college reads:
I am writing to officially announce the cancellation of the Viet Cong show at Oberlin College's Dionysus Discotheque (commonly known as The 'Sco) meant to take place on Saturday March 14th, 2015. This statement aims to express the reasoning behind such a move. As the person behind booking this band, I would first and foremost like to apologize on both my and my booking organization's behalf for inviting a band with a name that deeply offends and hurts Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American communities, both in Oberlin and beyond. I acknowledge the problematic nature of a band naming themselves "Viet Cong" and extend my apology to anyone hurt or made uncomfortable by the name and its connotations.
You can read the rest of that HERE.

Viet Cong is of course not the first band whose name has caused this kind of reaction. There are many examples including Joy Division (named after Nazi concentration camp brothels described in the novel House of Dolls) and New Order (perceived Nazi connotations). A more recent example is Muslims who changed their name to The Soft Pack. Another band who can definitely relate is Gang of Four, who also happen to be an active band right now too. In fact, the current lineup is on tour now and they play Irving Plaza in NYC TONIGHT (Saturday, 3/7 --- tickets still available).

Andy Gill


We caught up with Gang of Four original and current member Andy Gill and asked him what he thought about the Viet Cong situation. Here's what he told us:

ANDY GILL of GANG OF FOUR to BROOKLYNVEGAN:
it's a little ridiculous to ban bands for their name. We can all think of dozens of bands with really quite offensive names and as soon as you get into being the guardian of public morality, taking it upon yourself to decide whats ok and what is not, you are acting in an illiberal, undemocratic and anti-progressive way. People should be treated as grown ups, capable of making their own decisions . We should not be deciding for people what we think they are capable of understanding or not. Artists; film-makers, writers, musicians need to be un-censored so they can make their point, political or otherwise. - Andy
Catch Gang of Four on tour and at SXSW where Viet Cong is also playing before their own upcoming tour.

Makthaverskan
Makthaverskan

Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan had to delay their US tour due to visa issues, forcing them to cancel last Wednesday's Brooklyn show, but they were supposed to get here in time for this Sunday's (3/8) NYC show at the Studio at Webster Hall. Unfortunately, they've had to drop off the Webster show too. They write:

Disappointing news came through this morning regarding the Makthaverskan 3/8 show at The Studio. The band has hit yet another snag in their continuing visa complications and will not be receiving their visas until Monday 3/9. As of today all shows from 3/9 on will continue as usual. Unfortunately these issues have cost them their New York, Boston and Philadelphia appearances which has been devastating for the band :'(

Once we sort everything out we're going to try really hard to get them to New York very soon!

Fingers crossed that Makthaverskan get here sooner than later. You can still see Self Defense Family and Creative Adult at this Sunday's show without Makthaverskan, and tickets for that are on sale.

Self Defense Family just put out a collaboration with Touche Amore, and Makthaverskan sister band Westkust released the first single from their upcoming debut.

Makthaverskan

Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan were supposed to begin their tour with Self Defense Family and Creative Adult this week, but unfortunately due to visa issues they're not able to fly in as early as expected and are forced to drop off Brooklyn's Saint Vitus show (3/4) and Philly's Boot & Saddle show (3/5). Run for Cover label manager Tom Chiari says:

Makthaverskan are currently tied up in Sweden with visa complications and unfortunately their Wednesday, March 4th show at St.Vitus in Brooklyn and Thursday, March 5th at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia with Self Defense Family and Creative Adult will not be possible under the current circumstances; the shows will go on without them. However our team is working hard to rectify the situation and get them over to the US in a timely manner in order to preserve as many tour dates as possible. Maja, Irma, Palle, Gustav and Hugo are looking forward to their US debut tour and appreciate all of the support
Luckily for those in NYC, the Studio at Webster Hall show on Sunday (3/8) is currently still on. You can still get tickets for that one, and you can get tickets to see just SDF/Creative Adult at Vitus too. Updated tour schedule below.

Makthaverskan have a new single on Run for Cover that will be available on the tour, and just yesterday their sister band Westkust released the single from their upcoming debut LP on RFC.

Listen to Makthaverskan's "Witness," with the dates, below...

Continue reading "Makthaverskan delay North American tour due to visa issues, drop off Brooklyn & Philly dates"

Carl Barat

Libertine Carl Barât and his new band The Jacks were supposed to tour North America in March, but unfortunately everything except SXSW has been cancelled. They write:

It's with a very heavy heart that me and the boys have to cancel our run of shows in North America. We were all looking forward to this, but alas the universe (and some impossible scheduling issues) have been against us this time. We'll still be out there for SXSW in Austin and will see the rest of you hopefully very soon. X
The affected dates include the NYC show that would have been 3/30 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Bummer.

Meanwhile, The Libertines also have a new album coming, and today Carl's bandmate Pete Doherty released an Amy Winehouse tribute.

Updated Carl Barât dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Carl Barat cancels all North American dates except SXSW"

Kings

Bjork's upcoming run of NYC shows starts in a few weeks and there have been a few changes to her schedule. The previously announced final show in her run on April 4 at City Center has been cancelled and, due to other commitments, cannot be rescheduled. However, Bjork has added two shows at the newly-renovated Kings Theater on March 18 (8 PM) and March 22 (3 PM). Tickets to the Kings Theatre shows go on sale Friday (2/20) at noon with a presale for people who had City Center tickets that starts Wednesday (2/18) at noon.

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John Carpenter's Lost Themes LP is out today and you can stream the whole thing via Rdio below. That Rdio stream also features the bonus remixes done by Blanck Mass, Zola Jesus, ohGr, Silent Servant, JG Thirlwell, and Bill Kouligas. You can also stream Blanck Mass' intense "Fallen" remix via SoundCloud below.

In bummer news, John Carpenter has taken ill with a bacterial infection. Doctors say he'll make a full recovery, but his Q&A at BAM on Thursday (2/5) has been canceled. BAM's retrospective of his films is still on and runs Feb 5 - 22. Feel better, John!

Continue reading "John Carpenter released 'Lost Themes' and remixes (listen), cancels BAM Q&A due to illness"

photos by Chris La Putt

"I'd just like to reiterate here: it's 2015, I'm seeing Marilyn Manson tonight, life is wonderful" - Nick DeSimone

"It's 2015 and I'm listening to a new Marilyn Manson album and not hating it and WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING?" - Steven W Beattie

"It's 2015. I'm 32. And I'm thoroughly enjoying a new Marilyn Manson record." - Jordan Campbell

"At Marilyn Manson's concert tonight @ Terminal 5 & was shocked 2 hear him dedicate "Sweet Dreams" 2 his friend of 20 years, Michael Alig!"" - Michael Alig

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson released his ninth album, The Pale Emperor, this year which some are calling a comeback. He's on tour in support of it now, and hit NYC last night (1/29) at Terminal 5, which was rescheduled from January 26 due to Winter Storm Juno. Did you catch the show? Do you agree that he's once again risen to relevance? Was he ever relevant to begin with?

Opening the show was Unlocking the Truth, the very young Brooklyn metal band with a $1.8 million deal with Sony and an upcoming Bonnaroo appearance. Pictures of the night are in this post.

Marilyn was also supposed to play Long Island's Paramount Theatre on 1/27 but due to the weather, that show was 100% cancelled and won't be rescheduled. Refunds are available.

More pictures from T5 below...

Continue reading "Marilyn Manson is back (?), cancels Long Island, but played rescheduled Terminal 5 show (pics)"

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As mentioned, Louis CK went ahead and canceled Tuesday's MSG show due to Winter Storm Juno which is just starting to hit NYC and may drop two feet of snow. Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a State of Emergency starting at 11 PM tonight. (Subways and public transportation close at 11 PM tonight too!) Here are some other blizzard show updates. If you are out tonight, please be safe!

Zola Jesus' show at Saint Vitus tonight is still on but set times are now earlier: 7 PM for UNIFORM and 7:30 for Zola Jesus.

Tuesday's (1/27) Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is currently still on.

Tonight's Broncho show (1/26) at Rough Trade is still happening. UPDATE: nope, that's also canceled.

Savages' show at Baby's All Right tonight has been postponed, and is now a late show on Thursday (1/29). All tickets honored, refunds available if you can't make the new date.

Tonight's Marilyn Manson show at Terminal 5 with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed till Thursday (1/29). All 1/26 tix honored. Refunds at point of purchase for those who can't make it. Their show on Tuesday (1/27) at The Paramount in Long Island has been postponed as well, details TBD.

Tonight's Action Bronson show at BB King's has been postponed till February 2. All tickets will be honored. Contact point of purchase if you cannot attend.

Bully at Pianos tonight has also been canceled due to weather.

Tonight's Steve Earle show at City Winery has been canceled.

The Nels Cline show tonight at Iridium has been postponed. New date still TBA.

Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight (1/26) and Tuesday (1/27).

Littlefield is closed tonight, so no Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Tonight's other show, with TinyRhino, has been moved to next Tuesday (2/3).

Reverend Vince and the Love Choir plays every Monday at Union Pool but tonight's is canceled. He'll be back next week.

Tonight's Year and Years show at Le Poisson Rouge (which was to be their US debut) has been canceled, as has LPR's early show ("Glass & Blood"). Refunds for Years and Years available at point of purchase.

Similarly, the other Years and Years show (Rough Trade on Tuesday, 1/27) has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

In other LPR news, Tuesday's art gallery opening for Alexander Kaletsky's "Inspirations" has been rescheduled for Thursday. Same time

Mercury Lounge is closed tonight.

Joe's Pub is closed tonight.

Knitting Factory is closed tonight.

Shows at The Living Room tonight have been canceled.

Tonight's Sharkmuffin show at Grand Victory has been postponed.

Union Hall canceled The Mehran Show tonight.

More comedy cancellations: 9:30pm and 11pm shows at UCB Chelsea canceled; 9:30pm and 10:30pm UCB East shows canceled. Early shows still TBD.

The final night of Vomitface's Cake Shop residency tonight has been postponed till Monday, February 2.

The newly refurbished Kings Theatre was to have had a "preview" performance on Tuesday (1/27) with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and more but that has been canceled.

A-Trak was supposed to play Atlantic City tonight. Also cancelled.

All Broadway shows are canceled tonight.

What else?

Continue reading "blizzard canceling / postponing most shows in NYC today & Tuesday (Zola Jesus still playing, but early.)"

Kelela at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Kelela

R&B singer Kelela was supposed to tour and hit NYC for shows at Bowery Ballroom (12/12) and MHOW (12/13) this month, but all dates have been cancelled. She writes:

Hey everyone...it's Kelela.

I'm sorry to say, but after wrestling with the idea for a while, I have decided to postpone my upcoming U.S. shows until the Spring. In the last year I've tried to write my album in the pockets of time between shows and have finally come to place where the only way to do my best work is to devote all of my time to completing this album. I'm in a crucial time right now and want to be fully present to the magic that is happening with the new material. I can't do that and continue to build the live show at the same time without compromising both of them.

Thanks to all of you that have bought tickets. I promise to come back even harder in the Spring. I'm so so sorry to disappoint right now, but I know in my heart/head the wait will be worth it.

xo

Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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