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Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock is on tour now, having already played NYC six times this year, and he's got a seventh show here coming up. It's a free one happening on May 30 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with the Max Levine Ensemble and other bands TBA.

Jeff is currently on a run with Chumped, which will be nearby NYC this weekend on Sunday (4/26) at Asbury Lanes (tickets). Both Jeff and Chumped were announced last night for The Fest. Updated dates are listed below.

In less happy news, at the recent Austin stop of the Jeff/Chumped tour, a woman tweeted about being "groped by five or more straight white dudes" because they said she "didn't deserve front row." Jeff took to his Twitter to call those guys out, and his series of tweets reads:

It is complete total fucking bullshit that ****** didn't get to enjoy our show tonight because of male entitlement bullshit.

It is COMPLETELY TOTALLY INSANE TO ME THAT A FAN WAS GROPED AND HAD FINGERS SLIPPED UP HER SKIRT TONIGHT. MALE FANS WHO DID THIS: REALLY?!?!

To whoever did this: YOU SEXUALLY ASSAULTED SOMEONE TONIGHT. YOU VIOLATED A HUMAN BEING. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

THERE IS NO PLACE FOR YOU AT OUR SHOWS IF YOU DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR WOMEN. FUCKING NONE. STOP LISTENING, STOP ATTENDING.

AND STOP GOING TO PUNK SHOWS PERIOD. THIS IS A SCENE BASED ON RESPECT FOR OTHERS.

AND MAYBE JUST DON'T GO OUT IN PUBLIC UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, WE'RE ALL EQUAL AND WE ALL DESERVE TO FEEL SAFE.

Maybe I need to say this more clearly although I thought it was clear as fucking day...

IF YOU ARE SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, ETC. YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT OF EVERYTHING WE DO. PLEASE STOP "SUPPORTING" US IN ANY WAY

OR BETTER YET, IF YOU DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND YOU'RE READING THIS... STOP. YOU CAN CHANGE. YOU CAN BE BETTER.

THE WORLD IS EVOLVING BEYOND PREJUDICE. STOP BEING A DUMBSHIT, START RESPECTING THOSE UNLIKE YOU AND BE AHEAD OF THE PACK.

That is a bummer to hear.

Jeff's new album, We Cool?, came out earlier this year via SideOneDummy. Stream it in full, with his updated list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Jeff Rosenstock calls out gropers after Austin show incident, expands tour, including free Brooklyn show"

Joey Bada$$ / Squarepusher
Joey
Squarepusher

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

Kate Pierson @ Union Square (free, 5 PM)
The B-52s' Kate Pierson released her first solo album earlier this year (with contributions from Sia and Nick Valensi of The Strokes), and today she'll be playing songs from it at this free late-afternoon show which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Earth Day New York. (The B-52s played the Earth Day concert in Central Park in 1990.)

Joey Bada$$, Domo Genesis, Lil Herb, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Jstash, Frais @ Terminal 5
Joey Bada$$ put out his first official album, B4.DA.$$, earlier this year, and tonight he plays his biggest headlining hometown show yet. It's the annual Smokers Club 4/20 show (happening a day earlier) and also includes Odd Future's Domo Genesis, Chicago drill rapper and Nicki Minaj collaborator Lil Herb, two members of Curren$y's Jet Life group (Trade Mark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy), hazy North Carolian rapper Frais, and Brooklyn's JStash.

Squarepusher, Machinedrum, Craz, Alex English @ Webster Hall
Electronic music master Squarepusher continues to push the boundaries of drum & bass on his fourteenth album, Damogen Furies (out this week on Warp). If you're going tonight, don't miss footwork great Machinedrum.

Peach Kelli Pop, Crazy and The Brains, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Fern Mayo @ Palisades
Peach Kelli Pop make bubblegum garage pop which you can hear on their third album which is out next week (they'll have it at the merch booth tonight). Crazy & the Brains, who successfully add xylophone to their punk sound, also play.

Victor Villarreal, Living Room, Verses Narrow, Servant Girl @ Leftfield
Victor Villarreal played in Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls and other bands, and lately he's been focusing a lot on his solo material too. It's mostly softer stuff, but his guitar work is as impressive as ever. Openers Living Room owe a thing or two to some of Victor's former bands, and Verses Narrow (now featuring ex-BoySetsFire drummer Mat Krupanski) have a post-hardcore sound not unlike Quicksand or Jawbox.

Open Mike Eagle, Donwill, Billy Woods, Karma Kids @ Baby's All Right
Joey Bada$$ maybe the biggest rap show in NYC tonight, but this one's pretty stacked too. Chicago abstractionist Open Mike Eagle headlines, and then there's Donwill of the great local trio Tanya Morgan, local underground fave and Blockhead/Aesop Rock associate Billy Woods (who just released his new album, Today, I Wrote Nothing), and wacked-out Astoria crew Karma Kids.

Dawn of Humans, Raw Distractions, Glue, Urbanoia @ The Wick
NYC multi-venue punk festival New York's Alright wraps up today with just this one show. There's the must-see locals Dawn of Humans, Tokyo raw punks Raw Distractions, Austin's killer hardcore band Glue, and Oslo rippers Urbanoia.

Testament, Exodus, Shattered Sun @ The Paramount
Two veterans of '80s thrash metal, Testament and Exodus, team up for this great double bill tonight, and Testament are promising a set that includes their first two albums played in full (1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order), as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach.

San Fermin @ City Winery
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. This intimate show is available only to City Winery's VineOphile members.

Jimmy Whispers, J-Cush, Durban, Chalice @ Elvis Guesthouse
NOTE: We had originally listed And the Kids as playing EG tonight and they are not (there was an error in our calendar database, that show is actually 5/17). Tonight is actually former Light Polution frontman Jimmy Whispers, making lo-fi folk pop. Later, it's DJs sets from the likes of Lit City Trax's J-Cush & Durban, plus more.

White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn's White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, was just released. They're playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.

Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind, Lody Kong @ Webster Hall's Marlin Room
Last year, Sepultura co-founders Max & Igor Cavalera's current band Cavalera Conspiracy released their newest album, Pandemoniom (with Converge's Nate Newton on bass), and tonight they bring their tour in support of it to NYC. Also on the bill is Bay Area thrash vets Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind (featuring original CoC drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist Karl Agell, who sang on 1991's Blind), and Lody Kong (which features Max's sons Zyon and Igor).

Water Torture, Beefrot, Huldra, Nerve Shatter, Leather Lung
Buffalo's Water Torture have two bassists and a drummer and they make crushing powerviolence with a ton of power and a heavy dose of noise. They play Vitus tonight and again in May.

Eartheater, Breanna Barbara, Dean Cercone, Bradley Bailey, Songs for the Spirits @ Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room
Eartheater is the solo project of Alexandra Drewchin, who sings in Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's band Guardian Alien. She recently put out a new album, which is a very diverse, psychedelic record.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival wraps up tonight at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Jefrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel and more.

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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Kirin & Sean
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Kirin J Callinan has been sticking around NYC since his tour with Jack Ladder ended. Maybe you saw him at "drunk yoga" last weekend at Baby's? He's doing a free show tonight (4/17) at Elvis Guesthouse with Sean Nicholas Savage. It's a little bit different (that is a relative term with Kirin) and we'll let him explain:

CANADA'S GREATEST ~ YE YA HERD ME ~ Sean Nicholas Savage AND I ARE SITTIN ON A COUCH RI NOW ~ BUT CUM FRI NITE N WE'LL B DOIN BACK-2-BACK SING-A-LONG KARAOKE RENDITIONS OF OUR VERY OWN FRONT 2 BACK CATALOGUES AKA OLD + VERY VERY NEW SONGS @ ELVIS GUEST HOUSE MANHATTAN ... JUZ B CUZ WE CAN.

WHAT'S MORE >> IT'S FREE. YUP. 4 FREE. R U KIDDING ME?
NO.
I'M NOT.

On Kirin's instagram he posted a flyer for the show that lists Kirin J Cameltoe, Sean Savage Bliss and Devonte Hymen as the performers. Also: free beer from 7-8 PM, with the show starting at 8 PM. Spank Rock and Lord Fascinator will be DJing. Again, it's free but there is an option to claim tickets so it might be worth doing that just in case.

Flyer and more all-caps details via Kirin, below...

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The Dresden Dolls' albums Yes, Virginia (2006) and No, Virginia (2008) are being getting their first-ever vinyl release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, 4/18) as a a three-LP set, The Virginia Monologues. To celebrate, The Dresden Dolls (who haven't played NYC since 2010) will perform a free show at Rough Trade as part of the store's RSD15 special events on Saturday. Amanda Palmer (who is very pregnant right now) and Brian Viglione will also be signing copies of the vinyl at the store. Their set is at 6 PM and free. Keep in mind that the L Train will not be running from 8th Ave - Bedford at all this weekend.

As for the rest of Rough Trade's Record Store day events, Sondre Lerche will also be there, performing on the mezzanine while the 78 Project cuts his set directly to a 78RPM record, Alan Lomax-style. There will also be sets from Lee Bains III, Howlin Rain, Saun & Starr, Lord Raja, as well as signings by The Buzzcocks (who play NYC tonight and NJ on Friday) and Kim Gordon. One slot in their schedule is still listed as "Special Guests" -- any guesses? Schedule is listed below and you can see what RSD15 exclusives the store is getting here. Rough Trade will be open from 8 AM - 11 PM on Saturday.

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Don De Vore, of Sick Feeling and Ink & Dagger, has a new electronic-based project called Collapsing Scenery. More of a multidisciplinary art collective, Collapsing Scenery have just released their first single, "Metaphysical Cops" which features lyrics by Reggie Debris. They describe it as such:

'Metaphysical Cops' give voice to two opposing narrators: a young man who experiences his homosexuality as a communion with the divine, and a traditionally religious voice that perceives gayness as a sort of demonic possession, shedding light on the unjust treatment of the Ugandan LBGT community and helps raise awareness and support for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, a nonprofit that offers safe housing, healthcare, and counseling to victims.
Musically, "Metaphysical Cops" is n post-punk electro jam that would sit well next to !!! or Out Hud and you can check out the song's video below. We've got the premiere of Diamond Terrifier & M Beharie's "Cliff Drum" Remix of the song which you can listen to below.

Collapsing Scenery will be holding a "Metaphysical Cops" art event on Thursday (4/16) at D&F Gallery on Delancey St that will feature "ice sculptures, experimental performances and live music." There will also be DJ sets from remixers Diamond Terrifier and M Beharie. That event, which is co-sponsored by Trans Pecos, starts at 8 M and is free. Flyer below...

Continue reading "Sick Feeling's Don De Vore forms Collapsing Scenery, shares first single & remix ++ NYC art event this week"

photos by Samantha Saturday

Coachella 2015 - Day 1

Cloud Nothings provided the only shade of relief in an afternoon overloaded with sun-shining lackadaisical grooves and showboating MCs. Exemplifying everything you ever loved about noise rock and art punk, Dylan Baldi and company perfectly played the part of the geeks in the corner whilst tanned tummies and beefy bros went about their silly business elsewhere. [Buzzbands.LA]
Cloud Nothings played the first of two Coachellas this past weekend. They played the Friday, giving day 1 a dose of harder, punkier music (most stuff in that realm happened the next two days). We got highlights from their last two records like "Stay Useless," "Pattern Walks," "I'm Not Part of Me," "No Future/No Past," "Wasted Days" and more. Pictures of Cloud Nothings and their setlist are in this post. They do it again this Friday (4/17) for Coachella weekend two.

Cloud Nothings also have other upcoming shows, including a free Brooklyn show at MHOW on 4/22 with Amanda X ("sold" out) and NJ's Skate & Surf fest in May. They have also been announced for the 30th annual NYU Strawberry Festival. This year's happens Friday, May 8 at LaGuardia Place (between W 3rd St. and Washington Square South) from 12:30 - 4:30 PM. LVL UP, Celestial Shore and Field Trip round out the bill, and it's free as always.

Updated Cloud Nothings dates are listed, with the Strawberry Fest flyer and more Coachella pics, below...

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SummerStage has been leaking some of the artists playing their 2015 season, also its 30th year, for the last month and today they've announced the whole lineup and schedule. Free shows, which happen at different city parks, include Caribou, George Clinton, Dr. John, The Felice Brothers, Africa Bambaataa, The Barr Brothers, Roy Ayers, Charles Bradley, Jungle, and more. It's an expanded SummerStage season this year as well, running from May 18 - October 4, with 140 free shows.

Check out the entire schedule, broken down by genre, below...

Continue reading "SummerStage announces full 2015 lineup & schedule"

photo: Cloud Nothings at SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings are playing both weekends of Coachella (starting this weekend), and they've got a few other shows happening around then too. One is a free show a few days after weekend two in NYC on April 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Amanda X, presented by Converse Rubber Tracks Live. Though it's free, you do need tickets, which become available Wednesday (4/8) at noon.

Cloud Nothings will be back in the NYC-area in May for the Skate & Surf festival. They're also saying their collaborative album with Wavves will be out this year.

All dates are listed, with a video from last year's excellent Here and Nowhere Else, below...

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photo: Perfect Pussy at Baby's - 4/4/15 (via @bannedinjc)
Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy wrapped up their tour over the weekend in Brooklyn with a two-night stand at Baby's All Right. The shows were presented by the band and singer Meredith Graves' new label Honor Press, and featured Sick Feeling, Meat Wave and Mannequin Pussy on night 1 (4/3); and Honor Press signees So Stressed, plus Wreck & Reference and Laced on night 2 (4/4). Perfect Pussy's Captured Tracks labelmate Mac DeMarco was in attendance on night 2, as you can see in the instagrams from the shows, below.

Perfect Pussy's next Brooklyn show is a free one, happening May 23 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. They'll be joined by a handful of other local punk bands, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords and Nonsense.

That show is part of a Time Out Live-curated weekend, which includes another punk show at BKNB the day earlier (5/22) with Priests, Greys, Skating Polly and Done.

Perfect Pussy and Mac DeMarco instagrams below...

Continue reading "Perfect Pussy played two nights at Baby's (Mac DeMarco showed up), playing BK Bazaar (one day after Priests)"

photo: Jamie Lidell at Glasslands in 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jamie Lidell

Celebrate Brooklyn! have announced the lineups for this year's free dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park taking place on three consecutive Thursday nights: May 14, 21 and 28. This year's parties will feature performances from electronic/soul producer Jamie Lidell, the classic grooves of Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Latin jazz mainstay Poncho Sanchez and more.

The dance parties serve as a leadup to this year's Celebrate Brooklyn! season at Prospect Park Bandshell, which kicks off June 3 with the legendary Chaka Khan. Check out the dance party lineups in full below...

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photo: Creepoid at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Creepoid

Philly shoegazers Creepoid, who recently played a trippy set at BV-SXSW (and no longer have any members in jail), are going on a US tour this spring before heading to Europe with Pity Sex (who played that same BV-SXSW party). The tour begins in their hometown of Philly, and wraps up in Denton, TX (no NYC show). All dates are listed below.

Speaking of Pity Sex, the openers were announced for their upcoming free NYC show happening April 17 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. They'll be joined by Foxes In Fiction, John Galm (Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Slow Warm Death, etc) and The Spirit of the Beehive. Pity Sex's only other dates before the European tour are a hometown show with Cloakroom and Congress, and a Chicago show with Whirr, Adventures and The Weaks.

Continue reading "Creepoid touring the US before Europe with Pity Sex, whose free NYC show is with John Galm, Foxes In Fiction & more"

Honeyblood

Glasgow indie pop duo Honeyblood recently wrapped up a North American tour with 2:54 that hit NYC back in February, but before they go home they'll squeeze a few more dates here including another in NYC. It's a totally free one, happening Saturday (3/28) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an all-around excellent lineup of Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Bong Wish and Aye Nako.

All dates are listed, with a video from their 2014 LP, below...

Continue reading "Honeyblood expand tour, playing free NYC show w/ Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Aye Nako & Bong Wish on Sat"

photo: Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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Into It. Over It. are currently on tour in Europe with Modern Baseball and Tiny Moving Parts, and upon returning to the US, IIOI and TMP will do another short run together here. That includes a free NYC show happening April 25 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, also with Major Leagues on the bill. Then IIOI head out again supporting Minus the Bear. All dates are listed below.

Into It. Over It. main man Evan Weiss is also a member of Pet Symmetry, who have a new album on the way. If you haven't heard them yet, you can listen to two tracks from that here.

Continue reading "Into It. Over It. playing shows with Tiny Moving Parts before tour with Minus the Bear (dates)"

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

Kate Tempest @ Mercury Lounge 3/24/2015
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Kate Tempest

"Don't clap, it'll make it cheesy," Kate Tempest told the crowd at Rough Trade, heartfelt, as she enthused about playing her first show in MC mode in Brooklyn, home to heroes like Mos Def and Biggie. This was the last show of her first American tour -- "a trip that absolutely changed my life" -- and she was positively beaming onstage. You couldn't help but smile or shout back at her genuine enthusiasm. Backed by an excellent band that included her producer/collaborator Dan Carey on synthesizers, a drummer (everything seemed to be played live to me) and a backing vocalist, Tempest absolutely mesmerized from the second she hit the stage. It is hands-down the best live performance I've seen this year.

She is not the female version of The Streets. She is not Lady Sovereign. See her live and you'll know. The songs on her debut album, Everybody Down (based on her new novel, Hold Your Own) and are detail-rich stories of everyday people trying to connect in a world of constant distractions. Being human to each other, doing things that matter, never giving up -- subjects that are not new but Tempest delivered with passion and conviction and serious flow. We need more like her.

Interesting side note: one of the things that gives Kate Tempest's album such a distinctive sound, musically, is the use of the ribbon-controlled Swarmatron analog synthesizer, which Dan Carey played last night. Leon Dewan, creator of the machine, was at the Rough Trade show and Kate gave him a big shout-out from the stage.

Kate played Mercury Lounge with opener Jack Garratt on Tuesday (3/24) and pictures from that show are in this post. NYC has one last chance to catch Kate Tempest this go-round, albeit in a different format. She'll be at the WORD bookstore in Greenpoint tonight (3/26) at 7 PM to celebrate the US release of her books Brand New Ancients and Hold Your Own. It's free, but WORD is small so get there early.

Kate will be back in May, playing Governors Ball. More pics from Kate Tempest's Mercury Lounge show, plus setlists from both NYC shows, below...

Continue reading "Kate Tempest played Mercury Lounge (pics) & Rough Trade (review), doing free reading in Brooklyn tonight"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders @ BVSXSW 2015
BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

Australian group Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders just played a bunch of shows at SXSW, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (3/21). Seeing them live, Jack's bravado-filled voice fits his very tall frame well, and the band rose to the challenge of the noon opening slot well. Pictures from their performance at our show are in this post. If you haven't checked out Jack's album, Playmates, it's the kind of neon-reflected-on-rainy-streets synthnoir that might've fit in on Miami Vice or Less Than Zero. You can stream it below.

The band, which includes talented eccentric Kirin J Callinan, are in NYC now and will play Rough Trade on Thursday (3/26) with former Yellowbirds frontman Sam Cohen and Invisible Familiars. Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details below.

Kirin & Donny in "The Edge" video
Donny & Kirin

Meanwhile, Kirin is playing a free show tonight (3/25) at Baby's All Right. He'll be doing two sets: one solo, and one as a duo with Dreamlanders bassist and solo artist in his own right, Donny Benet and "there may even be a surprise performance from another associated act." Again, it's free and anything with Kirin J Callinan is pretty much guaranteed not to be boring. Is Connan Mockasin in town?

You can watch a video of Kirin and Donny performing "The Edge" (which is something to behold) below. That is from Donny's album, Weekend at Donny's which is more synthy '80s style eclecticism. In addition to Kirin, features guest lead vocals from Jack Ladder, The Preatures' Isabella Manfredi, Crayon Fields singer Geoffrey O'Connor, and other offbeat Australian indie luminaries. You can stream that below too.

Continue reading "Kirin J Callinan & Donny Benet playing free show tonight before Jack Ladder's NYC show (SXSW pics & tix giveaway)"

photos: Lucius @ Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Lucius

Brooklyn's Lucius will soon be on the road, doing stretches with both The Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Before that, they'll play a free hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27, sponsored by Steve Madden. You still need to claim your free tickets via Ticketmaster and they become available on Friday (3/27) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the MHOW show, below...

Continue reading "Lucius playing free NYC show before dates w/ Decemberists and My Morning Jacket (dates)"

photo: Porches @ Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches

Brooklyn band Porches will be going on tour, starting with a free, BrooklynVegan-presented show at Baby's All Right on April 2 and the night will include a DJ set by Empress Of, as well as DJ sets by BV staffers (and maybe another band TBA).You do need to claim tickets to attend.

Much of the tour is with Frankie Cosmos (aka the band of Greta Simone Kline who also plays in Porches) who just confirmed her signing to Bayonet, the label run by Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur and his wife Katie.

All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of Porches' Ronald Paris EP and their 2013 full-length, below...

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photo: Janelle Monae @ 2014 Flow Festival (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Janelle Monae is playing a free show at Best Buy Theatre on March 26. The show is sponsored by Samsung and to get tickets you need to go to the Samsung Galaxy Studio (130 Prince St. @ W. Broadway) and show a sales associate your "qualifying Samsung mobile device." Details on this are here.

Mew
photo: Mew at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Power Trip
photo: Power Trip at BV-RBSS in 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)

The three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7 in Austin begin TODAY (Thursday, 3/19). We're taking over both stages of the 6th & Red River venue from noon-6pm and doing it again Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) too. You can RSVP for all three days. If you're in Austin, hope to see you there!

Over the course of the three days there's sets from Mew, The Pop Group, Swervedriver, Frank Turner, Ceremony, Iceage, Screaming Females, METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Power Trip, United Nations, Pianos Become the Teeth, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, The Octopus Project, Broncho, Frog Eyes, Girlpool, Mitski, Chastity Belt, Alex G, Yumi Zouma, KEN mode, Kevin Devine, The Velvet Teen, Pity Sex, Makthaverskan and more.

Check out the flyers and set times for all three days, below...

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We already announced Thursday (day 1) and Friday (day 2) of the three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7, and finally, here's Saturday (day 3):

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 @ RED 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 East India Youth (XL Records)
12:40 Suboi (with DJ Sammy Bananas)
01:30 Alex G
02:30 The Lees of Memory (ex-Superdrag)
03:15 Ex-Cult
04:00 The Pop Group
05:15 Iceage

OUTSIDE
12:00 Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders (Kirin J Callinan included)
12:40 Public Access TV (Terrible Records)
01:20 Gabriel Garzon-Montano (on new Drake album)
02:00 Frank Turner
03:15 Screaming Females
04:15 Ceremony
05:00 Mew

RSVP for all three FREE BrooklynVegan day parties is open.

Saturday's inside show begins with XL-signed UK electronic artist East India Youth followed by a special set by Vietnamese rapper Suboi, for whom SXSW is part of her first-ever US tour. Fool's Gold signed DJ Sammy Bananas will be backing what will be one of only 2 SXSW shows she's playing (the other is at night).

Then comes raw indie rocker Alex G and shoegazers The Lees of Memory which is the new band with two Superdrag members. Then it's Ex-Cult, followed by post-punk pioneers The Pop Group (who just put out their first album since 1980), and finally a comparatively much newer post-punk band, Iceage.

Outside, Australian synth-popster Jack Ladder and his band The Dreamlanders (which includes Kirin J Callinan) kick off the day followed by New York throwback rockers Public Access TV who just announced a signing to Terrible Records. Then it's Gabriel Garzon-Montano (whose voice you might recognize from the new Drake album), UK folk punk Frank Turner, shredding NJ trio Screaming Females, shapeshifting heavy band Ceremony, and finally the proggy Danish band Mew, whose first album since 2009 will be out in April.

Mew
photo: Mew at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Pop Group
photo: The Pop Group at ATP NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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As mentioned in our Thursday (day 1) and Friday (day 2) posts, this year we're partnering with DropKloud, a new app that's launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.

Want to skip the lines? Visit the Esurance Glove Box in the Austin Convention Center, or the Esurance Lounge at 6th and Trinity, to pick up an #EsuranceAccess Pass. Then follow @Esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can get preferred entry.

Thank you also to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get if you RSVP for our shows.

Follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more updates all week long, and keep an eye on BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW for full lineups and more info too.

Listen to some of the bands playing, below...

Continue reading " BrooklynVegan SXSW 2015 Saturday Day Party lineup (Mew, Frank Turner, The Pop Group, Ceremony, Screaming Females, Iceage, Alex G & many more)"

photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex are touring this year, playing a few SXSW shows this week, hitting Europe in May, and playing a few US shows in between. Their SXSW schedule includes the free BrooklynVegan Friday party at Red 7 with Swervedriver, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Pianos Become the Teeth, Makthaverskan and more.

In April, Pity Sex will make their way to NYC for a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on April 17. That's the same weekend as the Album Leaf show at the same venue.

The next day (4/18), PS hook up with Pianos Become the Teeth again for a Quinnipiac University show in CT. All dates (including full SXSW schedule) below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Color Therapy

Ambient/electronic Dallas musician Color Therapy is releasing his debut album, Mr. Wolf Is Dead, next week (3/24) (pre-order), and while you may not be familiar with Color Therapy, there's a good chance you know some of the album's guests, The Album Leaf, Ulrich Schnauss, Helios and Hammock. if you like those artists, you'll probably dig this too. The album's full of chilled-out late-night jams that structurally recall post-rock but sound more like Tycho, the Drive soundtrack, or an instrumental M83. A full stream of the album premieres below.

Album track "Screw Eyes" was recently remixed by Dntel, and Color Therapy himself remixed Mogwai's "Heard About You Last Night." You can stream both of those below too.

Speaking of The Album Leaf, they're playing some shows this year including a free NYC show on April 18 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with The Tablets and Han Demo. All of their dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

photo: Yumi Zouma @ Cameo 3/13/2014 (via @groundcontroltouring)
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New Zealand's Yumi Zouma released their second EP this week via Cascine and it's definitely worth checking out. The band make dancepop that is ethereal, effervescent and slightly wistful -- like a fond memory with a good beat. You can stream the whole thing below.

Yumi Zouma played a sold-out EP release party last night at Brooklyn's Cameo -- anybody go to that? I you missed them, or want to see them again, they'll be playing tonight (3/14) at Elvis Guesthouse in the East Village. It's a free show with complimentary Miller High Life from 9 - 10 PM. Doss will be DJing before and there will be "very special guest DJs to follow" Yumi Zouma's performance. Due not that Elvis Guesthouse is tiny and there's no stage (bands set up in the back of the bar), so get there early.

Yumi Zouma will then head to Austin for SXSW where they'll be playing a bunch of shows, including the free BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday (3/19) at Red 7 with Metz, The Octopus Project, Speedy Ortiz, Girlpool, Emmy the Great, Ultimate Painting and more.

All dates, including SXSW appearances, are listed, along with the EP stream and flyers, below...

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HERE'S THE DAY ONE LINEUP
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We already announced the lineup for Friday (day 2) of the three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7. Saturday (day 3) will be announced very soon. Here's Thursday (day 1):

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 @ Red 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 Elvis Depressedly
12:45 Emmy The Great
01:30 Basecamp
02:15 Yumi Zouma
03:00 Frog Eyes
03:45 Cancer Bats
04:30 Broncho
05:15 METZ

OUTSIDE
12:30 Ultimate Painting (mem Mazes & Veronica Falls)
01:25 Girlpool
02:10 Girl Band
02:50 Chastity Belt
03:35 Mitski
04:20 Speedy Ortiz
05:15 Octopus Project

Like the other two days, we'll be taking over the 7th & Red River venue's two stages from noon-6pm. Again, it's totally free, and RSVP for all three days is open.

The Thursday inside show kicks off with recent Run for Cover signee Elvis Depressedly, followed by folk-turned-pop musician Emmy the Great. Then it's the alt-R&B of Basecamp, the shiny pop of Yumi Zouma, indie veterans Frog Eyes, Canadian riff rockers Cancer Bats, power poppers Broncho, and finally Sub Pop sludge punks METZ.

Outside, the day starts with the VU/Dead stylings of Ultimate Painting (members of Mazes and Veronica Falls), into the young, smart and quickly rising duo Girlpool. They're followed by intense Irish noisemakers Girl Band, then jangly Seattle post-punks Chastity Belt, arty/folky indie rocker Mitski, discordant indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, and wrapping up the day is Austin experimental rockers The Octopus Project.

Speedy Ortiz
photo: Speedy Ortiz @ Pitchfork Fest (more by James Richards IV)

METZ
photo: Metz @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)

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This year we're proud to be partnering with DropKloud, a new app that is launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.

Want to skip the lines? Visit the Esurance Glove Box in the Austin Convention Center, or the Esurance Lounge at 6th and Trinity, to pick up an #EsuranceAccess Pass. Then follow @Esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can get preferred entry.

Thank you also to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get if you RSVP for our shows.

Follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more updates all week long, and keep an eye on BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW for full lineups too.

Listen to some of the bands playing, below...

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by Bill Pearis

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Danish proggy space rock outfit Mew have shared another song off their new album +/- (Plus Minus) which is out April 28. "Water Sides" shows off the band's more ethereal side and you can let it wash over you below.

Mew will be in the US next week for SXSW where they'll play a handful of shows, including the BrooklynVegan Day Party on Saturday, March 21 at Red 7. We'll be at Red 7 for three days from March 19 - 21 and we'll be announcing full lineups and details of all our SXSW day parties soon.

Mew's first SXSW show will be at the Fader Fort for a special preview event on Tuesday (March 17) that will show off the high-def streaming technology they'll be using to webcast all of this year's Fader Fort performances. These will be the first concerts ever to be streamed in 4K HD, so claims the press release. In other news, the Fader Fort is an official, invite-only event this year at SXSW, much to the chagrin of party-hardy spring breakers looking for endless free beer.

Still no word on any non-SXSW shows in North America for Mew, but stay tuned. All known dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below.

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