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Junip at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
Jose Gonzalez

We're very excited to have finished writing and recording our second album with Junip. Currently we're working on the artwork and b-sides to upcoming releases. We had plans on trying out the songs live this autumn but circumstances beyond our control prevent us from touring. Apologies to those of you who had plans on going to the announced shows. As for now the Berlin, New York and LA dates will be cancelled. José's soloshow at I'll Be Your Mirror in New York on Sep 22nd will however go on as planned.

José, Elias, Tobias

Well that's a bummer. Jose Gonzalez will stil play ATP NY (Sept. 21 - 23) but his show with his Junip project at Le Poisson Rouge on October 10 is canceled. Come back soon, Junip!

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Baroness

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

Tonight's forecast
Weather

Just when we were getting you excited by the slight possibility of a Marshall Mathers appearance at tonight's Slaughterhouse show at The Well, Mother Nature has stepped in with a different agenda:

Due to inclement weather (including reports of severe thunderstorms and potential flooding this evening), The Well, located at 272 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, regretfully reports that our outdoor show featuring hip hop supergroup SLAUGHTERHOUSE, previously scheduled for this evening, August 10, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8.

We greatly regret any inconvenience this change causes. All tickets purchased for the August 10 show will be valid for the September 8 show.

Well there goes that.

Meanwhile other outdoor shows, like tonight's Little Dragon / Frankie Rose show at Prospect Park and the StePhest Colbchella show on the Intrepid with Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear and Santigold, continue on rain or shine.

UPDATE: Lollapalooza reopens gates at 6pm (Chicago time)

1000s evacuating Lollapalooza (via BVChicago Instagram)
Lolla

evacuation from above (photo by knnyfrsh)
Lollapalooza

Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS), Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice. Festival-goers are being evacuated from Grant Park and are being directed by staff and the Chicago Police Department to pre-established underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

The three emergency evacuation shelters are the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Street Garages. All can be entered through vehicle entrances on Michigan Avenue.

Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza. "We regret having to suspend any show, but safety always comes first."

This announcement definitely came as a surprise to the tens of thousands of people in Grant Park, who are evacuating as we speak. Meanwhile, C3 are "working w/ our team & city officials to survey the park after the storm to determine if it is safe for festival goers to return today." Stay tuned.

UPDATE: At 5:43 (Chicago time), Chicago journalist Greg Kot says "Possible reopen at 6 ish is latest word but still raining. A remote entrance gate open, apparently was never closed #lolla"

UPDATE: Lollapalooza reopens gates at 6pm (Chicago time)

Check out our pictures from yesterday, the first day of Lolla, HERE.

Check out video people took from above, below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza shut down due to "dangerous weather""

The Soft Pack

Bummer news: tonight's River Rocks show with Oberhofer, The Soft Pack and Royal Bangs has been canceled due to the Severe Thunderstorm watch that is in effect for this evening.

Soft Pack fans... they're playing Friday (7/27) and Saturday (7/28) at Union Pool.

Emil Amos of Om, before and after the accident
Emil Amos

Om reluctantly announce they will be postponing their upcoming tour dates following a skateboarding injury sustained by drummer Emil Amos. The trio, which is rounded out by bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros and multi-instrumentalist Robert AA Lowe, are working on rescheduling the full run starting in mid-November.

Get well soon Emil! Until then, at least we can crank some tracks from their new LP Adviatic Songs, out now on Drag City.

A list of postponed dates, which included Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 29, and song streams are below.

Continue reading "Om postpones tour due to injury"

Dethklok
Dethklok

There were rumors this was going to happen, and then it was denied, but now it is official:

Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band's co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy's release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy's release, it is the band's intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.

LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.
Adult Swim adds:
In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band's upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks.
Gojira was scheduled to open the NYC show at Roseland Ballroom on August 29.

PREVIOUSLY: Lamb of God issue statement regarding Randy Blythe's detention in Czech jail

Os Mutantes

The Well, located at 272 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, regretfully reports that our show featuring Brazilian rock legends OS MUTANTES (previously scheduled for July 28) has been indefinitely postponed due to artist illness.

We greatly regret any inconvenience this cancellation causes. For all ticket buyers who purchased tickets via credit card, your purchase will be refunded automatically over the next few days. If you run into problems with this refund or purchased a ticket with cash, please follow up with us via email at refunds@thewicknyc.com

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, DOM, and Citay were also scheduled to play the cancelled Well show, and we assume then that the Other Music Os Mutantes show will also be cancelled.

DOWNLOAD: The Toothaches - Pretty and Loud (MP3)

Tootchaches

To quote a June 7th press release in my inbox:

With the release of their debut studio album, O! Be Joyful (ORG Music), earlier this week, THE TOOTHACHES have unleashed their dynamic, dance-punk sound on the masses.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, THE TOOTHACHES are a five-piece band comprised of Zimmy (Guitar, Vocals), Rose (Keys, Vocals), Monica (Tambo, Glock, Vocals), Kiril (Drums, Vocals) and Chris (Bass, Vocals).
Chris, full name Christopher Rapoza, was one of the many shot by that psychopath in Colorado... To quote Gothamist:
With New Yorkers feeling the aftereffects of Wednesday's horrible massacre in Aurora, Colorado, it turns out at least two area residents were among the survivors. Christopher Rapoza, a musician from Brooklyn, and Stephen Barton, a Southbury, Connecticut native and recent Syracuse University graduate, were both at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises when suspected gunman James Holmes began shooting; both were shot, but are recovering.

Rapoza, who plays bass for local punk band The Toothaches and was in Colorado on a trip with his girlfriend, received a grazing wound on his back during the shooting and was treated at an area hospital. He linked to photos of his wound and bloodied t-shirt on Reddit (and as the photos show, he's lucky!), "I'm doing all right just a little shook up," he wrote on the site. "Me and my girlfriend waited until it seemed the shooting was finished so we were some of the last people out of the theatre and there was a lot of blood." He had also posted on Facebook, "Perry and I were just at a midnight showing of Batman in Colorado when some f***ing psycho decided to open fire on the crowd. "I was grazed in the back with a bullet but am fine. Perry is unscathed, but unfortunately has lost her shoes. A lot of other people weren't so lucky."

So glad to hear Stephen and Chris and Perry (and many others) came out of there okay, and of course our condolences go out to all the families and friends of those who didn't.

The Toothaches, who maybe you caught at Hillstock in June or at Aputumpu Fest in March, cancelled a 7/20 NYC show at The Bitter End due to the shooting, but are still scheduled to play on 7/28 at Big Mouth in Brooklyn with Eula, Celestial Shore, and many more, and on 8/9 at Shea Stadium. You can download "Pretty and Loud" from their new album above.

Refused

Not surprisingly, Refused / OFF tonight at Williamsburg Park is, um, off. No word on a reschedule, but prepare for the inevitable "secret show" rumors on Twitter in 3.... 2.... 1... UPDATE: and here it is. Show is now at Europa!

At least you can catch Refused in their television debut tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and refunds for the Brooklyn show are being offered.

Refused and OFF! also had their Philly Riot Fest show pulled out from under them. That was supposed to happen tomorrow.

Hopefully the Thursday show at Williamsburg Park, and the Riot Fest coming up there, fare better.

The outdoor show on the Intrepid is also cancelled.

You can go see JEFF the Brotherhood at Santos for free instead, or other stuff.

"Due to this insane weather and the fact that the Intrepid show is outdoors, the concert is officially postponed. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date! Thanks for your patience and support."

Refused & OFF! is also cancelled, and is now going to happen at the much smaller Europa.

Hot Chip at Pitchfork Festival Chicago (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hot Chip

today in NYC
* Nate Radley @ Barbes
* Railbird @ Pete's Candy Store
* Bakurocho Band @ XPO 929
* Refused, OFF! @ Europa
* Forro in the Dark @ Nublu
* Electric Six, Romans @ Maxwell's
* Refused, OFF! @ Williamsburg Park CANCELLED
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Beach Arabs, Abby Rock @ Cameo Gallery
* Yonder Mountain String Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Dunwells, Sahara Smith @ Mercury Lounge
* MNDR, Javelin, Delicate Steve, Red Baraat @ Intrepid CANCELLED
* Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl @ Queensbridge Park CANCELLED
* Leela James and the Family Stone @ Highline Ballroom
* Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber @ The Stone
* Hot Chip, Gang Gang Dance @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* JEFF The Brotherhood, Fuck Ton @ Santos Party House
* Lotus Plaza, Ape School, Hollow Stars @ Mercury Lounge
* Clare & the Reasons, Michael Hearst @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Sontag Shogun, Maica Mia, Liam Singer, Buris @ Zebulon
* Telepathe, Feathers, Eraas, Faith (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Woodpecker, Osei Essed, Food Will Win the War @ Union Hall
* Blonds, Fly Golden Eagle, Busy Busy Busy @ Knitting Factory
* Pale Lights, Orca Team, Woolen Men, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
* Pyrrhon, Sons of Tonatiuh, Cousin Sleaze, Forced @ Saint Vitus
* Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Chubb Rock, Marley Marl & DJ Scratch @ BB Kings
* Girl in a Coma, The Black Box Revelation, Deadbeat Darling @ Bowery Ballroom
* Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground @ Roseland Ballroom
* The Tony Castles, The Disappointments, Bottom Dollars, Early Ape @ Bowery Electric
* NinjaSonik, Unstoppable Death Machines, Team Spirit, Secret Music @ Public Assembly

JEFF the Brotherhood played The Late Show with David Letterman last night and you can watch video of that below. Don't miss them at Santos tonight! Free show! No RSVP, all ages, and inside.

Tonight's Summerscreen show with Talk Normal, Tim Harrington, Dustin Wong and a screening of the Coen Brothers classic Raising Arizona at McCarren Park has been called off due to rain.

The Intrepid show is also postponed.

Refused/OFF! at Williamsburg Park, as of this posting, has not however. UPDATE: CANCELLED. UPDATE TWO: new show at Europa!

Hot Chip in Prospect Park still on too, though UPDATE doors have been pushed back to 7:30pm. Promoters say this show is 100% happening. Afterparty at Santos Party House.

The Spy Music Festival is still ongoing.

Stream a new track from Sabbath Assembly's new album, Ye Are Gods, set for release on September 21 through The Ajna Offensive (for North America) and Svart Records (for Europe and the UK).

Shut Up and Play the Hits, the LCD Soundsystem documentary, begins screenings today! (And basically only today.) Theaters are dry!

Here's an interesting article that cites Chris Corry's (Mind Eraser/Magic Circle/etc) 100 favorite NYHC bands.

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by Andrew Sacher

Passion Pit at Governors Ball in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Passion Pit

Some good news and some bad news. The bad first: Passion Pit recently expanded their tour to include a NYC show scheduled to happen on July 23 at Apollo Theater (which sold out immediately) three days after they were scheduled to play Firefly Music Fest in Delaware. Unfortunately, both of those dates, and many others have been cancelled. Frontman Michael Angelakos posted this message to the band's website:

Hello all,

On behalf of the band and myself, I would like to greatly apologize for the show cancelations. In order for me to ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health. For now, I'd like to thank all of our fans for their understanding. I hope to see all of you very soon in a much different light.

The tour page on our website currently reflects all upcoming tour dates.

With love,
Michael

Everything in July is affected, but the August and September dates, which include Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and Made in America in Philly, are still on. No word yet on ticket refunds for the Apollo show but check ticketmaster for updates. Bummer, but feel better soon Michael.

On the bright side, the band are streaming their sophomore LP, Gossamer, on NPR. If you've had any doubts about this album, whether it be a distaste for their mainstream attention (and thus, tween fanbase) a feeling of "people still listen to Passion Pit?" or "who cares? Passion Pit sucks! (but I secretly have 50+ plays for Manners on my iTunes)," then let it be known that Passion Pit have more than succeeded in following up their debut and Gossamer is definitely worth a listen. Check it out for yourself.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit cancel dates (Apollo Theater & Firefly Music Fest included), streaming new album"

Unfortunately, it's true. "Louis CK who was originally scheduled for the Asbury Park event will not be performing at ATP in Manhattan due to scheduling conflicts. Check louisck.com for info about his tour schedule."

Riot Fest

Uh Oh:

Riot Fest East 2012, scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We are truly sorry for those of you who were planning on coming out. This one hurts, but, a rescheduled show is in the works. More information about the new date will be made available soon.
The smaller Riot Fest Brooklyn is still happening at Williamsburg Park which is also where Refused and Off! are playing one day before they were supposed to play Philly.

Speaking of Refused, they were also just announced on the lineup of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012.

Sharon Van Etten at Pianos in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten is continuing to tour internationally in support of her new album, Tramp, which was released earlier this year, and she's just announced a new run of dates to go down this fall. Sharon was originally set to play ATP NJ, but unfortunately she had to cancel. Could it have anything to do with the fact that ATP filed for liquidation? Stay tuned for more on the state of ATP, though as of now all events are still on, and ATP tweeted this morning, "Thanks for your patience in waiting for our statement on the changes within the company - they'll be ready to announce in the next few days."

Meanwhile, Sharon will still make her way back to NYC this year, and it's for her largest headlining gig in the area yet. She'll play Town Hall on November 15. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check ticketmaster for updates. No opener has been announced for that show yet, but it comes right at the end of her run with Damien Jurado.

As mentioned, Sharon was recently interviewed by the Human Serviette Narduwar. Check out a video of that interview below, along with a list of all tour dates...

Continue reading "Sharon Van Etten expands tour, playing Town Hall, dropped off ATP NJ (updated dates)"

Richard Lloyd in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Richard Lloyd

Back on June 12th, this message was posted to the Richard Lloyd Facebook Fan page:

I regret to inform you that the Richard Lloyd and Grand Strand June 2012 Tour has been cancelled. Richard's health has declined over the past week and on June 11 he was admitted to the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Again I am sorry for the cancellation.

Team Lloyd

On June 17th there was this:
Thank you all for your kind get well wishes for Richard. Richard is still in the hospital but is feeling & looking much better. I've relayed all of your messages and he is very touched. Thanks again.
We've since noticed, and as a commenter pointed out Tuesday in our punk roundup, that Richard seems to be removed from the CBGB Festival show he was scheduled to play at Bowery Electric tonight (7/5). Patrick Flannary confirms that "Richard Lloyd cancels Bowery Electric show due to health. Cheetah Chrome to headline, 12:30 am". Get well soon Richard!

Ramesh at Mercury Lounge, March 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Ramesh

Bad news: Ramesh has cancelled his upcoming shows including the NYC gigs that were scheduled to happen this week (Glasslands tonight [6/25], the FOTP BBQ at City Winery on Saturday [6/30]) have been canceled. From Ramesh:

Hey Everybody,

We are really sorry about having to cancel the tour dates, but issues have come up, which have forced us to do so. New dates, along with other news, will be announced soon.

Once again, our apologies, and thank you so much for you support.

Ramesh

That's all we know.

UPDATE: Ramesh will still play the Finger on the Pulse BBQ at City Winery on Saturday (6/30), but it will be an acoustic, stripped down set. Tickets are still on sale.

Oh and speaking of Finger on the Pulse, they were just announced on a new show at House House of Vans too.

Radiohead's stage @ Prudential Center (more by Amanda Hatfield)
RadioheaD

Radiohead says:

Hello everyone,

As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show - this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.

Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows:

June
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle

July
1 Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3 Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4 Codroipo Villa Manin
6 Berlin Wuhlheide
7 Berlin Wuhlhedie
9 St Triphon Carriere des Andonces

We aim to announce the new dates for these shows on Wednesday 27th of June and will also supply information on how to obtain refunds on tickets if you cannot come to the show on the new date.

We will start playing live again at Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.

We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances - thanks for your understanding and support.
Stay tuned for more info.

Ultramagnetic MCs at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Ultramagnetic MCs

As mentioned in What's going on? last night, Prodigy's upcoming "Queens Day" show at Irving Plaza, which was supposed to happen next week (6/19) has been cancelled. Though he did play a private Rock the Bells kickoff show at Santos Party House last night (6/13) with (according to the flyer) Ghostface Killah, DMX, Jadakiss, and Hit Squad

Q-Tip's "Offline" party (a DJ gig), also scheduled at Irving Plaza, is still set to happen this Friday (6/15) at the Manhattan venue.

Ghostface Killah's other upcoming shows include the free Prospect Park show on 6/23, a Wu-Block party at Highline Ballroom (8/8) (tickets on sale 6/15), and Rock the Bells with Wu-Block. The Highline show is only with Ghostface and Sheek Louch, but for Rock the Bells, the whole crew will be there (Ghostface, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, and Styles P).

Meanwhile, Raekwon will be in NYC for the previously discussed Best Buy Theater show (7/26) with Tyler, the Creator, and Earl Sweatshirt. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/15) at noon.

Ghostface and Raekwon play a free show together, and much sooner, in Toronto as part of NXNE on Sunday (6/17). Action Bronson, who plays a free show in Red Hook Park (6/19), will be at the Toronto fest too. The entire music portion of NXNE kicked off yesterday (6/13) and runs through the weekend.

Killer Mike will be at NXNE too, and his tour with El-P, Despot, and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire kicks off on Tuesday (6/19) in Atlanta. It hits NYC on July 13 at Irving Plaza. Ticketsplayed SOB's with Spaceghostpurrp in celebration of Purrp's new album, Mysterious Phonk. Purrp's also got a couple Shortcuts parties under his belt. Speaking of, one of those (sans Purrp) goes down at Santos TONIGHT (6/14) with Fat Tony and Fat Trel (tickets).

While NXNE is going on in Toronto, Brooklyn will be getting its own multi-venue music festival with Northside Festival, which also happens this weekend.

As mentioned, Kool Keith plays a Northside show at Brooklyn Bowl TONIGHT (6/14) with Lushlife. Lushlife recently dropped a remix of "She's a Buddhist, I'm a Cubist" with Angel Deradoorian, Cities Aviv, G-Side, Big Baby Gandhi, Deniro Farrar, and KDz Kenny Dennis. You can stream that below Tickets are still available for the Brooklyn Bowl show and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details are below.

As usual, Questlove will DJ the Brooklyn venue after that show (tickets).

Kool Keith also plays as part of Ultramagnetic MCs at a Northside show at MHOW on Sunday (6/17) with Phony PPL. Tickets for that show are still available. Phony PPL also play SOB's on July 24 with Blackbear. Tickets for that show are on sale.

GZA & Grupo Fantasma @ Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
GZA

And speaking of hip hop Northside shows at MHOW, GZA (backed by Grupo Fantasmo like he was a Bonnaroo) plays two (early and late) shows at the venue TONIGHT (6/14). Both are sold out, but you can try and get in with your Northside badge.

Aside from Kid Sister at Sugarland on Saturday (6/16), not much more hip hop is happening at Northside, but there are other good hip hop shows tonight and this weekend.

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) plays the previously discussed show at the Apollo Theater TONIGHT (6/14) as part of Blue Note Jazz Festival. Tickets for that show are still available FOR THE SHOW THAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 28th.

Blue Note Jazz Fest also gives us a free Central Park Summerstage show on Sunday (6/17) with Groove Theory, Soulive, Riq and Rah with Strings (Black Thought + Rahzel), and DJ Questlove.

EPMD and DJ Scratch play a free show at Herbert Von King Park TONIGHT (6/14). They also team up for a NYC show at BB King's on July 18 with Marley Mari and Big Daddy Kane. (tickets)

Hip hop producer RJD2 DJs a party for the ongoing 'One Step Beyond' series at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday (6/15) with Cosmo Baker, Import/Export, and visuals by Glowing Pictures with special guest Shantell Martin. Tickets for that are available.

You can also catch Tech N9ne and Machine Gun Kelly on the Hostile Takeover Tour which takes over the NYC area on Saturday (6/16) at Starland Ballroom in NJ (tickets) and Sunday (6/17) at HIghline Ballroom (tickets). Be careful during Machine Gun Kelly's set though; TMZ reports that he was just sued $15,000 for slicing open a bouncer's finger. Ouch.

Apple Stores are hosting hip hop in-stores all month.

Once all the Northside craziness ends, you can catch Ab-Soul at his previously discussed NYC show on Thursday, June 21 at SOB's. Tickets for that show are still available.

In other hip hop news, you can stream Black Milk's Live at Third Man Records in its entirety and J-Dilla's posthumous Rebirth of Detroit in its entirety below, along with other song streams and contest details for tonight's Kool Keith show.

Continue reading "this week in Hip Hop (Northside, NXNE, Kool Keith, EPMD, Yasiin Bey, RJD2, Tech N9ne, Black Thought + Rahzel, GZA & more)"

Groovin in the Park

Maybe not a giant surprise, but R. Kelly's performance at July 1's Groovin in the Park isn't happening. Says the R. Kelly camp:

R&B icon R. Kelly wants his fans to know he will not be headlining or performing at the annual Groovin' in the Park concert on Sunday July 1st at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Recent advertisements and news stories to the contrary are inaccurate and were made without authorization (apparently due to miscommunication among the promoters of the event) since no deal for the event was ever concluded.
In his place will be Jamaica's "king of dancehall," Beenie Man, along with previously-announced Boyz II Men, Jimmy Cliff (who kicks off the 2012 season of Celebrate Brooklyn tonight) and Beres Hammond. Tickets are $69.50 - $150 and still available.

In related news: in addition to being a huge star in Jamaica, Beenie Man was long known and widely criticized for homophobic lyrics but recently publicly apologized to the gay and lesbian community via a YouTube video, saying:

Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race or creed, regardless of which religious belief you believe in, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gay and lesbian people.

I love each and every one and am just begging each and everyone to do the same...do not fight against me for a song that I sang 20 years ago...I was a kid. Now I know that people live in the world that live their life differently than the way I live my life. Just love the music and respect the music.

You can watch the whole apology below, as well as a news report on Jamaican public response to said appology.

Continue reading "R. Kelly NOT playing Groovin' in the Park"

Willis Earl Beal at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Willis Earl Beal

Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal's free Central Park show, which was set to happen on June 7, has been postponed due to illness. The makeup date is TBA but they "plan to reschedule this show in mid-July with both artists still on the bill." Stay tuned for more info. This comes less than a week after Bobby posted to his facebook page that he successfully underwent surgery and does not have cancer. Hope all is well with the recovery, Bobby!

Meanwhile, Bobby Womack has been preparing his new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, for a June 12 release via XL. It's Womack's first album of original material since 1994 and was co-produced by Damon Albarn (who he worked with on Gorillaz's Plastic Beach) and XL label head/record producer Richard Russell. So far he's revealed the tracks, "Please Forgive My Heart," "The Bravest Man in the Universe," and most recently, "Dayglo Reflection," which features Lana Del Rey. You can check all of those out below.

Speaking of Willis Earl Beal, he was arrested over the weekend after his performance at the Le Guess Who? Festival in the Netherlands for allegedly kicking a homeless man in the face (via Pitchfork). In a YouTube video (which you can watch below), Willis said his goodbyes to to the crowd with the following:

Because of a few bad apples, we all miss out on one more glorious, fantastic, lovely performance. I love you, and I even love the guy whose face I kicked in. I love him, too. He's a good guy! He's just drunk, a little.
He's since been released from custody and will continue his tour.

Bobby Womack streams and Willis Earl Beal video below...

Continue reading "Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal postpone Summerstage show; Willis free from jail; listen to new Bobby Womack songs"

by Bill Pearis

Jeff tweet

Get well soon, Jake! This only affects four dates of their tour with Best Coast -- Those Darlins begin as openers starting June 26, which includes the 7/17 show at Terminal 5 -- but it will unfortunately mean JEFF's appearance at Choas in Tejas this is a no-go.

The rest of JEFF's June tour dates are still on, including their June 17 show at Bowery Ballroom (tickets are still available) and June 18 show at Maxwell's (tickets). All unaffected tour dates are below.

In happier news, JEFF the Brotherhood just released their new EP, Hypnotic Knights, which is the first release through their new deal with Warner Brothers (a phrase that still seems a little unbelievable). The four songs are all from the band's third album, similarly titled Hypnotic Nights, which is out in July on Warner Brothers via Jake and Jamin's Infinity Cat label. The fidelity is a little higher (Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced), but this is still the JEFF we know and love. You can stream the Hypnotic Knights EP below.

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood cancel dates with Best Coast (Jake broke his hand) but other dates still on; new EP out now, album in July"

DOWNLOAD: Grouper - "Demona" (Dead Moon cover) (MP3)

The Bug
The Bug

Earlier this year, The Bug (aka Kevin Martin of King Midas Sound) announced that he'd be starting a new label and sub-genre called Acid Ragga, which will be an imprint of Ninja Tune. The first release for the label is a single called "Can't Take This No More" which features vocals from Daddy Freddy b/w "Rise Up" featuring vocals from Hype Williams' Inga Copeland. You can stream a clip of "Can't Take This No More" below.

The Bug just revealed in an interview with FACT that he's been talking to Evy Jane about putting out a single of theirs on his new label too:

When I contacted Evy Jane, Jeremiah, the dude from the group, had seen me live about five years ago in Canada and he said it had been a totally formative experience. And the girl from the group, Evelyn, was massively into grime and ragga. It's just weird, man, weird synchronicity, and I can't even pretend to understand it, but it's great. Extending the past, and just building for the future.
Evy Jane were supposed to play Glasslands tonight (5/29) but unfortunately had to cancel their appearance. Instead, tonight the Brooklyn venue will host No Glow, Night Shining, Gracie, and Beca. Tickets for that show are available.

In The Bug's FACT interview, he also spoke about working with Grouper (Liz Harris) for his new album, Angels & Devils, which will also feature guest appearances from Death Grips, Gonjasufi, JK Flesh (Godflesh/Jesu), The Spaceape, and Flowdan + Warrior Queen. On working with Grouper, The Bug said, "When I contacted Grouper, I was stunned that she'd even heard of me, and doubly stunned when she told me she'd been playing her mum 'Skeng' about two weeks before."

The album will be one of the many projects Liz has been involved in this year, including the excellent collaborative album with Tiny Vipers as Mirrorring, Foreign Body, the score for The Perception of Moving Targets, which screened at this year's Sundance FIlm Festival, the two-track but almost hour and a half long CD-R, Violent Replacement, and a recorded cover of Dead Moon's "Demona," which you can download above or stream below.

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Sinead

This was announced last month, but I'm admittedly not paying close attention to what is up with Sinead, and just realized it when I saw that tonight's Beacon Theater show was cancelled...

"With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as am very unwell due to bi polar disorder," she revealed in an online message.

The Irish singer added, "So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am."

The 45-year-old vocalist played a few shows earlier this year and was supposed to hit the road again this spring behind her new album, "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?."

In December, O'Connor announced her split from therapist Barry Herridge after 16 days of marriage. They tried to reconcile, but eventually called it quits in January 2012. [CBS]

Feel better Sinead.