Entries tagged with: free shows
Red Fang - 'Whales and Leeches'
Converse Rubber Tracks Live just announced a free Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/9) with Glassjaw, Balance & Composure, and World's Fair (which is already "sold" out), and they've now announced another free Brooklyn show taking place this month as well. Portland sludge beasts Red Fang will team up with Doomriders (fronted by Converge bassist Nate Newton) and one of Brooklyn's better young punk bands, Low Fat Getting High, for a free, all ages show at 285 Kent on August 22. Though it's free, you do need tickets, and those go on "sale" August 8 at 10 AM.
Red Fang recently announced that their new album, Whales and Leeches, will be out in October via Relapse Records. The album was produced by Chris Funk of fellow Portland band The Decemberists (whose singer, Colin Meloy, just announced a solo tour), and mixed by Vance Powell, whose known for his work with The White Stripes. That's the album artwork above.
Doomriders also just announced a new album, Grand Blood, which will be out on October 15 via Deathwish. It was produced by Nate's Converge bandmate (and all-around metal production wizard) Kurt Ballou, and will feature artwork by Thomas Hooper and packaging by Ryan Patterson, frontman of Coliseum (who you can also see for free in Brooklyn this month). Grand Blood artwork and tracklist below.
As usual, Low Fat Getting High have other upcoming local shows, including a previously discussed Pianos (8/27) show with The Can't Tells; another on August 17 at Rippers on Rockaway Beach with a stacked local line up of Sleepies, Eula, Big Ups, and Shark? (flyer below); and one at Grand Victory on September 28.
Red Fang are also touring the western US in October. All of their tour dates are listed, along with some streams/videos, Doomriders album stuff and Rippers flyer, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Jamie Lidell at Glasslands in April (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Still on the heels of his funky, maximalist R&B new self titled album, Jamie Lidell will be returning to NYC for his second time this year, this week. His tour has him arriving at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (8/1), his first of three shows in the area. Tonight's show is being opened by indie folk/hip hop mixer Emily Wells and DJ Shiftee. Tickets are still available.
Tonight will be his most intimate one, but if intimacy is less important to you than saving money, on Friday (8/2) at Prospect Park he plays a big, free Celebrate Brooklyn! show that also includes Baltimore weirdo Dan Deacon and Stones Throw-signed soul trio The Stepkids. Doors open at 6:30 PM and show starts at 7:30.
Then, a little farther out from NYC, Jamie plays one more free show on Saturday (8/3) at The Surf Lodge in the Hamptons. Doors open at 5 PM for this one.
These are his last three North American dates before two European festivals he plays later this month. All dates are listed, along with a stream of "What A Shame" from the new album, below...
Glassjaw at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Nikki Sneakers)
The bi-monthly Converse Rubber Tracks Live free concert series at Music Hall of Williamsburg continues on August 9 with post-hardcore vets Glassjaw, emo newcomers Balance & Composure, and Queens rap crew World's Fair. The show is free, but you have to get tickets, which go on "sale" Wednesday (7/31) at noon. Admission is also subject to capacity.
World's Fair, who just played the crazy Bushwick Block Party, also plays Warm Up at MOMA PS1 on August 17 with King Britt, J. Cole, Bangladesh, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and Darq E Freaker. Tickets for that show are still available.
Glassjaw's only other upcoming show at the moment is Riot Fest Chicago.
Screaming Females in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
As discussed, Screaming Females are heading out on a tour with Waxahatchee and Tenement in September, but right before that, they'll play a free outdoor day show in their hometown of New Brunswick in Boyd Park on September 7. The all-Don Giovanni Records lineup also includes sludgy shredders California X, punky indie rockers Black Wine, and pop punks Brick Mower. It's also being hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (who also hosts the BrooklynVegan tent at Lollapalooza). Show starts at 1 PM. Flyer below.
The Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement tour hits the NYC on 9/14 at MHOW and 9/16 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and NJ on 9/28 at Asbury Lanes.
Screamales singer Marissa Paternoster is also touring sooner with her solo project, Noun. That tour hits NYC on 8/9 at Death by Audio with Modern Hut, Shellshag, Worriers, and Mal Blum.
Updated Screaming Females dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below...
As promised, we've been busy planning a surprise for Chicago this upcoming Lollapalooza weekend and it includes nine bands, two free shows, one not-free show and a lot of free beer. Join us at Ultra Lounge this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for headlining sets by Weedeater, The Thermals and Russian Circles. More details in the flyer above, and below....
Thursday's show, part of a BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges-sponsored tour, will set you back $15 and you're on your own for beverages, but Friday and Saturday are both free (the ticket price and the Sapporo!). The free shows are first come, first served (and 21+). No RSVP necessary.
Joining us and BV Chicago on Friday with The Thermals will be two bands both flying in just for this show from NYC. You'll get some fuzzy indie rock courtesy of Heliotropes and get to experience the lo-fi/indie pop punk sounds of Aye Nako. Saturday we keep it completely local with opening sets by instrumental rock quartet An Aesthetic Anaesthetic and Chicago's own Carbon Tigers. DJ Cool Hand Luke will keep the tunes going until 3am on Friday and Saturday night. Hope to see you there.
The VIrgin Mobile FreeFest is returning for its fifth year on September 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. This year's lineup leans pretty heavily on indie/pop crossover with names like MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, The Avett Brothers, CHVRCHES, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, and more.
Free tickets go on "sale" August 9 at noon, and a presale (via Twitter and Facebook) begins August 8 at noon. There will also be premium packages which guarantee admission, and include a t-shirt and souvenir cup for free fountain drinks at the festival. Any contributions will go to Washington, DC's transitional home for homeless youth, The Sasha Bruce Re*Generation House, which the festival had been raising money for over the last four years to help have it built.
Speaking of Washed Out, he just announced some other special free events happening in NYC and LA this week.
Full FreeFest lineup and announcement video below...
Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
RSVP for the free Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin' show at House of Vans (8/15) opens today at 9 AM. Like all House of Vans shows, RSVP is required but entry is still first come, first served.
To see Joyce Manor play a smaller venue (and presumably a longer set), you can catch them headlining their own Brooklyn show two days later at Knitting Factory (8/17) with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for that show are still available.
Swearin' also play NYC again, opening for Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on 9/3 (sold out).
Meanwhile, House of Vans shows continue this Wednesday (7/31) with Melvins, Baroness, and Honky. That one's all RSVPed out, but you can also catch Baroness when their tour returns to NYC on August 14 at Irving Plaza with Royal Thunder (tix).
Washed Out (the nom-de-synthe Ernest Greene) is gearing up for the August 13 release of his third album, Paracosm, with a few events this week, two of which happen in NYC. On Friday (8/2), Williamsburg's funky ice cream shop OddFellows will debut its "Paracosm" flavor, which is rose-tinged raspberry ice cream. (It's not vegan, but they do have sorbets and other vegan options.) The "Paracosm" ice cream was worked on together by Greene and the folks at OddFellows, which is run by Sam Mason who used to be pastry chef at WD-50 and was host of IFC's Dinner with the Band. You can get free samples of at OddFellows on Friday from 4 PM - 8 PM and the album will be playing continuously in the store.
Then on Sunday, August 4, Greene will host a "Washed Out Pool Party" at the Lower East Side Thompson Hotel (which does indeed have a rooftop pool). The party goes from 2 PM - 7 PM and also features DJ sets from Chrome Sparks, Small Black and Lemonade. It's free with RSVP.
Before those NYC events, Greene will be at LA's Sonos Studio on Monday (7/29), performing stripped down arrangements of Paracosm songs in a special "light house" installation. Following the performance, Greene will sit down with NCSN deejay Nick Harcourt for a Q&A. That is free with RSVP as well.
Veteran rapper Slick Rick is performing with a live band, The Lifted, in NYC on July 31 at Stage 48 with Don Dada. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Underground hip hop duo Cannibal Ox, who are back in action, are playing a hometown show on August 3 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Prop Anon, Meyhem Lauren, Rasheed Chappel and AKIR.
Bronx rap vet KRS-One is playing SOB's on August 15 with DJ Predator Prime. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz are playing Knitting Factory on August 31 with a huge lineup that includes Cashclick, M.U.V.I., Handjob Academy, Buddy Fly High, and more. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
NYC rap duo The Doppelgangaz, who are having a great year thanks to a solid new album, play another hometown show on September 13 at Knitting Factory with Boldy James and Sneakas. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
YouTube rappers Turquoise Jeep will smang it at BB King's on August 25 with Kosha Dillz. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Oakland duo Zion I play Mercury Lounge on September 9. Tickets for that show go on sale today (7/26) at noon.
Chicago drill rapper/King Louie associate Katie Got Bandz is playing a Scion A/V show with Mike G of Odd Future on August 14 at Knitting Factory. You have to enter Scion's contest to gain admission.
Indie rap trio Ratking is playing The Studio at Webster Hall on August 8 with Kinetics & One Love, Adrian Lau/Alpsko, G4SHi, and Trap Ciudad. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Eminem associate Obie Trice, Young HD, and more TBA are playing SOB's on July 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
360 and Dyme A Duzin are playing SOB's on August 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Push!, Danse of Bklyn Stickup, Winkloc, Maffew Ragazino Sr., and more TBA are playing SOB's on July 31. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
The Rock Steady Crew is celebrating its 36th anniversary with a free concert at Central Park Summerstage that features quite the lineup: Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian, Special Ed, Craig G, Q-Unique, Homebody Sandman, and Torae. Show starts at 3 PM.
Other hip hop related events in Central Park include the hip hop themed theater adaptation of "King Kong" on August 5 and a screening of hip hop film "Wild Style" on August 26 for its 30th anniversary, along with live performances by Lee, Lady Pink, Busy Bee, and more.
Bear in Heaven at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (more by Greg Cristman)
Kent Avenue club Glasslands is turning seven this summer and they're throwing a birthday party on July 25 with live sets from Bear in Heaven and Quinn Walker and DJ sets from Lemonade and Aaron of Rewards. It's $5 at the door but you do need to RSVP.
As you may know, Bear in Heaven just wrapped up their tour with Wire, having played Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (7/16). And if you want to see Lemonade play live instead of DJ, they'll be at Mercury Lounge next Saturday (7/27) with Selebrities. That show is free but you need to RSVP via the Thrillcall mobile app.
Glasslands birthday party flyer below.
Baroness at FSPF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Baroness finally returned to the road this year, and as discussed, this summer's tour includes not one, but two NYC shows. The first of those is a free House of Vans show on July 31, which is being headlined by Melvins, and also features openers Honky. RSVP is required, and opens today (7/15) at 9 AM. Like all House of Vans shows, entry is still first come, first served. Show flyer below.
Baroness' other NYC show this summer is a not-free one at Irving Plaza on August 14 with Royal Thunder, which tickets are still available for.
Updated Baroness dates are listed, along with a video from the band's recent Pittsburgh show, below...
The Antlers at LPR in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
While Montauk's Surf Lodge is hosting free shows all summer, another Montauk venue, the Sole East Resort (90 Second House Rd), will be hosting one this weekend too. On Saturday (7/13), Brooklyn indie pop trio The Antlers will head to the venue for an all ages, free show. 6:30 PM start.
Meanwhile, the Surf Lodge shows continue this weekend too with Blonde Redhead on Saturday (7/13) and Small Black on Sunday (7/14).
The only other Antlers dates at the moment are a few festivals in August. All dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...
The Joy Formidable at Webster Hall in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Joy Formidable recently brought their arena-aspiring rock to NYC for two club dates back in the spring, and TONIGHT (7/10) they'll be back for a slightly less conventional show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The show starts at 8:30, is 21+, and admission is first come, first served, but you have to RSVP.
All upcoming dates are listed, along with a video, below...
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout New York into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks series will hit all five borroughs in July, beginning Wednesday (7/10) at Prospect Park. The series is free and open to the public and the full schedule is as follows:
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 8:00 PM - Prospect Park, Brooklyn (more info)The Staten Island concert is indoors, the rest are outside. Fireworks will follow the performances in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 8:00 PM - Cunningham Park, Queens (more info)
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 3:00 PM - College of Staten Island, CUNY (more info)
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 8:00 PM - Great Lawn, Central Park (more info)
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 8:00 PM - Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (more info)
by Andrew Sacher
Northampton punk-inspired indie rockers Potty Mouth, who we profiled back in January, had been working on their debut LP this year, and that album, titled Hell Bent, will finally be out on September 17 via Old Flame (the label that put out Cloud Nothings' "Didn't You" 7").
The band released the video for the album's first single, "Damage," earlier this year, and have since released another album cut, "The Spins." Both tracks (and the whole album for that matter) are a dry, deceptively-slacker approach to melodic punk that should appeal to a generation of kids who grew up seeing as much in Nirvana as they did in blink-182. That's the album art above, and the tracklist and song streams are below.
Potty Mouth will be kicking off a summer tour prior to the release of their new album, which begins in NYC this month. First they'll play the July 24 installment of Summerscreen before a screening of The Craft, and the next day they'll play Shea Stadium (7/25) with like-minded Brooklyn rockers Shark? and two other Brooklyn bands, Caged Animals and Toons.
All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...
Afro-Punk Fest 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
The Afro-Punk Festival is returning to Fort Greene's Commodore Barry Park from August 24-25 this year. The Brooklyn festival lineup is great as always, and includes some of our favorite newer rappers like Danny Brown, Mykki Blanco, and Le1f; New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, legendary punks Death, younger punks Trash Talk, Chuck D of Public Enemy and DJ Lord performing Fear of a Black Planet, Questlove, Jean Grae, Saul Williams, K-os and more TBA. The festival is open to all ages, and totally free, but you do have to RSVP. You can also donate on paypal for "fast pass admission" tickets.
Full initial lineup and flyer below...
The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is returning to NYC for its 2013 installment this week. It begins today (7/9), and runs through Saturday (7/13). It begins with two free, all ages hip hop shows: the first happens in Crotona Park today (7/9) with Joell Ortiz and RSVB; and then there's another in Central Park on Wednesday (7/10) a Summerstage show with Fat Joe, Cuarto Poder, and Los Rakas.
For the non-free shows, online registration is now closed, but there will be a $299 walk-up registration at The New Yorker Hotel from Wednesday to Friday. Check out the rest of the week's lineup, which includes shows at various venues like Mercury Lounge, SOBs, Propsect Park, and others, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Scandals (photo via Greg Pallente)
One of the artists chosen to open for The Gaslight Anthem at their free Red Bull Sound Select show at Irving Plaza on July 27 is fellow NJ band The Scandals. It makes sense that they were selected for the show, considering they share not only a hometown, but also a knack for post-Bouncing Souls/Hot Water Music punk rawk and heartland melodies (though they don't do as much Boss worshipping as Gaslight). If you're going to that show (which is free but you have to request a ticket), it's worth showing up for them. Also on the bill is Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause (who just wrapped up a tour with Social Distortion and Cheap Time) and Frances & the Foundation.
The Scandals also play another NYC show even sooner than that opening for Get Involved at Saint Vitus on Thursday (7/11). Get Involved is sort of a post-hardcore supergroup, whose members include Tucker Rule (Thursday), Brian Deneeve (From Autumn To Ashes), Lars Weiss (Judge), Derrick Karg (Death in the Park), and Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw, Cubic Zirconia). They're planning on self-releasing an EP at some point this year, which is being produced by Ross Robinson, who was behind the boards for classic albums by Glassjaw, At the Drive-In, The Blood Brothers, and more. They make a similar style of post-hardcore to many of their past projects, but with a goth edge on the clean vocals. You can listen to two tracks on Kickstarter and watch the video for a third below.
That Saint Vitus show is also with Descender, Let Me Run, and Skeleton Dealer. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Get Involved also play a day later at the Court Tavern (7/12) in New Brunswick, and in September they open the first of two Taking Back Sunday shows (9/11-12) at NJ's recently reopened Starland Ballroom, where TBS will be performing Tell All Your Friends in full, like they did on tour last year. These are currently the band's only remaining TAYF dates (night 1 tix & night 2 tix).
In more related news, ex-Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly recently released his second solo mixtape, Darker Matter, which you can stream below or download (name your price) at bandcamp. He also has an upcoming Starland Ballroom (9/28) show, opening for fellow Jersey band Saves The Day (tickets) two days after STD play MHOW without Geoff (tickets). You can also see Geoff opening for Yellowcard at Irving Plaza (9/9 & 9/10)... if you're into that sort of thing (tickets).
All lists of dates and song streams below...
As discussed, the annual Seaside Summer Concert Series is returning to Coney Island (West 21st Street & Surf Avenue) this year with free weekly concerts from July 12 to August 21. Opening night is this Friday (7/12) with Cheap Trick and support from The Cringe. Like all of these shows, it begins at 7:30 and is totally free.
When we first spoke about this year's lineup, next week's (7/18) show was TBA, but it's since been announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd will be headlining. Which means it won't cost you anything to yell "Free Bird!" and actually hear it.
Updated Seaside Summer Concert Series schedule below...
The SummerScreen 2013 film lineup was announced back in April, and today the music portion of the summer series was announced. Like every year, each Wednesday a movie is screened in McCarren Park following a performance by a local artist. And the whole thing is totally free.
The SummerScreen people write, "In case of rain, bands will be relocated to a nearby venue (usually 285 Kent Ave) with the same 6pm-sundown set times. We'll announce whether or not shows will be moved by 3pm on rainy days at toddpnyc.com."
This year's series begins on July 10 with a screening of Can't Hardly Wait and a performance by Jeffrey Lewis. Head below to browse the rest of the lineup...
Satomi w/ Deerhoof at Ecstatic Music Festival 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) is continuing to host its free concert series this summer, and there's a couple interesting shows coming up, including former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist (and Loser's Lounge bandleader) Joe Mcginty doing his weekly piano karaoke tonight (7/2).
Another upcoming show is Sky White Tiger, the collective led by former Polyphonic Spree member Louis Schwadron, who has also worked with Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, Radiohead, and Elton John. They play this Wednesday (7/3) at 10 PM.
On July 7, former Shivers member/current Phosphorescent member Jo Schornikow will play a solo set at 9:30 PM.
And on July 14, Satomi from Deerhoof and Saya from Tenniscoats will play a collaborative set as Oneone, and support comes from Brooklyn indie rockers Celestial Shore.
Check out the full lineup at Manhattan Inn's site.
!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
Holly Herndon at rehearsal yesterday
Mother Nature is making it hard on outdoor NYC concerts this year. But they're making do. This weekend is River to River Festival's two-day Ecstatic Summer 2013 held at Brookfield Place Plaza. However R2R just announced: "Due the high possibility of inclement weather, the Ecstatic Summer event has been moved inside to Brookfield Place Winter Garden." It's still free and open to the public. 5 PM start.
Today's event features Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family), Reggie Pace (Bon Iver), Holly Herndon and more will be premiering new compositions performed by members of The National, yMusic, Plastic Ono Band and more. Part of the performance also features people playing ping pong as percussion. Could be very cool.
Meanwhile, today's 4Knots Fest at South Street Seaport is rain or shine.
The free, all ages 4Knots Music Festival is today at the South Street Seaport from 1-8 PM. The festival organizers had been holding on to the set times until the last minute for this one, but finally announced them. Check them out below...
Summer Thunder - 6/15/13 (more by Caroline Harrison)
The June portion of the free Summer Thunder series at Brooklyn's Union Pool (484 Union Ave) is about to wrap up on Saturday (6/29) with Endless Boogie, TV Baby, and Degreaser, but it doesn't stop there. This series runs through September and the July portion was just announced.
The shows happen every Saturday at 2 PM, they're all totally free, El Diablo Tacos will be serving brunch, and there will be drink specials all afternoon (shows are all 21+). Artists playing in July include Jonathan Toubin, Turbo Fruits, Gunfight, Boytoy and more, and you can check out the full schedule below.