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Smalltalk
Smalltalk

As discussed, the Bouncing Souls 'Home for the Holidays' shows happen this year from December 26-28 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park with The Van Pelt, None More Black and more as openers. Tickets for all three are still available.

Now the afterparties have been announced, and those have pretty great lineups too. Those all happen at Asbury Lanes with 11 PM doors right after each Souls show, and admission is $8 or $5 with a Souls ticket. The first one has Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf's other band Smalltalk and Philly post-punks Dark Blue (mems Clockcleaner, Paint It Black), with Dark Blue members Andy Nelson and Sharkey DJing. Dark Blue also play a free 2 PM show at Rough Trade NYC on 10/26

Then night 2 has the recently reactivated Spraynard (who just opened for Lifetime in Asbury Park) and Philly indie rockers Cayetana (who also play the official BV CMJ showcase), with Miss TK and Mitylion (Ari Katz of Lifetime) DJing.

Finally, night 3 has Lauren Measure's current band Worriers, and Roger Harvey & the Wild Life (who we just profiled), with DJ J-5 on the boards.

Each day there's also a charity fundraiser at noon at Neptune Tattooville in Neptune, NJ and there's also a Punk Rock Flea Market on the Saturday (12/27) at 11 AM at Convention Hall in Asbury Park with "The Pete" DJing. The flea market is free with a Saturday Souls ticket.

Check out some videos/streams of the afterparty bands below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls holiday show afterparty lineups (Smalltalk, Dark Blue, Cayetana, Worriers, Roger Harvey, Spraynard)"

Conor Oberst in Central Park in July (more by Mimi Hong)
Conor Oberst

The WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit is returning to Beacon Theatre on December 8 this year, and once again it's looking like it's gonna be a good one. Conor Oberst & friends are playing, though which friends exactly and any openers are still TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon.

Conor's also got a California show around then and a Mexican festival in January. All of hits dates are listed, with a video from his 2014 album Upside Down Mountain, below...

Continue reading "Conor Oberst playing shows, including WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit at Beacon Theatre (dates)"

You know Basher, and Dancer...
The Basher

You may remember that Nick Lowe released holiday album, Quality Street, last year. He'll be in the spirit again this year on a North American tour, that includes two NYC shows: Bowery Ballroom on December 14 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 20. Tickets for those NYC shows go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/15) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the video for "Christmas at the Airport," below...

Continue reading "Nick Lowe going on 'Quality Holiday' tour in December, including two NYC shows (dates)"

The Van Pelt at Coco66 in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Van Pelt

We recently mentioned that The Bouncing Souls' 'Home for the Holidays' shows would be happening in Asbury Park from December 26 to 28 at The Stone Pony, and now the openers for each night have been announced. 12/26 has Bane, Blanks 77 and Morning Glory; 12/27 has None More Black, The Scandals and The Van Pelt; and 12/28 has Jesse Malin, Frnkiero & the Cellabration and Seaside Caves. Ticket bundles go on sale Tuesday (10/7) at noon and individual show tickets go on sale Friday (10/10) at noon.

The Van Pelt put out unreleased tracks and rarities on Record Store Day this year, and the Kid Dynamite-related None More Black put out their first song in a while not too long ago. Jesse Malin is also touring with Joan Jett.

Frank Iero's former My Chemical Romance bandmate Gerard Way is touring this year too and just put out a video for "Millions" off his britpoppy new album Hesitant Alien. Watch that below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls announce holiday show openers (None More Black, The Van Pelt & more); Gerard Way made a video"

Bouncing Souls at House of Vans in July (more by Mimi Hong)
Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls, who turned 25 earlier this year and played the Court Tavern earlier this month, have announced their annual 'Home for the Holiday's shows for 2014. The NJ band will return to Asbury Park's Stone Pony from Friday, December 26 to Sunday, December 28. Lineups, ticket packages and afterparties will be announced October 6. A pre-sale begins October 7 at the Chunksaah site and general on-sale begins October 10.

The Souls are also celebrating New Year's Eve with shows on December 30 & 31 in Denver this year. All upcoming dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Bouncing Souls announce 2014 'Home for the Holidays' shows, playing NYE in Denver (dates)"

UPDATE: BROOKLYNVEGAN PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

TFB

NJ's folk/pop/punks The Front Bottoms are teaming up with BrooklynVegan yet again to celebrate the holidays this year. Last year, it was a small show at Shea, but this year it's gonna be a much bigger affair called the Champagne Jam which takes over all three rooms of Webster Hall on Sunday, December 21. The Front Bottoms are playing the Grand Ballroom with Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and magician Magic Mike. In The Marlin Room it's two NYC punk bands, The So So Glos and Big Ups, two alt-leaning rappers, Kitty and GDP, novelty rockers Baby Baby and Don Giovanni-signed comedian Chris Gethard. And in The Studio it's electronic musician Emperor X, two mathy emo bands, Tiny Moving Parts and Prawn, CT indie rockers The Guru, and Girl Spells, the new project of Adrianne Gold of Philly indie popsters Catnaps.

Tickets, which get you into all three rooms, go on sale Friday (9/26) at 10 AM. There's a BrooklynVegan presale starting Tuesday (9/23) at 10 AM and a Front Bottoms fan club presale starting Wednesday (9/24) at 10 AM. Check back here tomorrow morning for the BV presale password. The show's all ages (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent).

UPDATE: BROOKLYNVEGAN PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Check out a few videos from some of the artists playing, below...

Continue reading "Front Bottoms, Craig Finn, Kevin Devine, A MAGICIAN, So So Glos & many more playing Webster Hall! (BV Presents... the Champagne Jam!)"

Rufus Wainwright at Clearwater Fest 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Rufus

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is hitting the road for some North American dates this fall/winter for shows in Italy, Bay Shore, Austin, CT and more. Check out the full list below.

Before Christmas, Rufus and his sister Martha will revive the annual NYC Wainwright holiday shows, 'Noël Nights', at Town Hall on December 17 & 18. Guests will include Emmylou Harris, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, Sandra Bernhard, Jenni Muldaur, Teddy Thompson and still more TBA. Tickets for those shows go on presale today (9/17) at noon (password: Mistle) and the general on-sale begins Friday (9/19) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Rufus Wainwright touring, playing holiday shows in NYC with Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Cibo Matto, more"

Modern Baseball at BK Bazaar earlier this month (more by Mimi Hong)
MoBo

We recently mentioned that Taking Back Sunday will now have an annual holiday show which they're doing this year at NJ's Starland Ballroom on December 27 with The Menzingers (tickets). That show is almost sold out, but they've added a second night happening at the same venue on December 28 with another great opener, Modern Baseball. Tickets for the newly-added show are currently on presale via the Applauze app, and tickets go on AmEx presale Thursday (9/18) at 10 Am with the general on-sale beginning Friday (9/19) at 10 AM.

Meanwhile, Modern Baseball are on tour now having just hit Riot Fest Chicago over the weekend and NYC not long before that. Updated list of their dates, below.

TBS' John Nolan will also appear at the No Sleep/BV CMJ show.

Continue reading "Taking Back Sunday add 2nd holiday show; Modern Baseball opening, on tour now (updated dates)"

The Both at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Both

Aimee Mann and her The Both bandmate Ted Leo are taking their Christmas show on the road in December with "many special guests" promised each night. The tour hits NYC and the surrounding area on December 10 at Tarrytown Music Hall, December 12 at The Space at Westbury and December 13 at NYC's Town Hall. Tickets for Town Hall and The Space go on sale here Friday (9/12) at noon with an AmEx presale for Town Hall starting Wednesday (9/10) at noon. Tickets for Tarrytown also go on sale Friday at noon, and there's an ongoing member presale.

The Both will be in NYC sooner than that though, for the Modern Sky Festival in Central Park (Oct. 4 & 5) with the reunited Blood Brothers (who also play Warsaw), Cat Power, Liars, Stars a William Onyeabor tribute and more. Tickets for that fest are still available.

The Both made a video for "Volunteers of America" not long ago. Watch that, with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Aimee Mann & Ted Leo playing Christmas shows with special guests (three NYC-area dates included)"

Yo La Tengo at The Bell House in 2013 (more by PSquared)
YLT

Though Yo La Tengo can't do their Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's anymore (because it's closed, at least as a venue), they continue to do multi-night runs in the NYC-area around the holiday season. This year, they'll play Town Hall on December 3 and 4 (a couple weeks before Hanukkah) with cool NY/NJ indie vet openers both nights. Night 1 is with Antietam, who have opened for YLT more than once in the past. And night 2 is with The Feelies (ditto). Tickets for those shows go on sale Saturday (9/13) at noon.

That's the only announced date for The Feelies at the moment, but Antietam also play Louisville Outskirts Festival with Marnie Stern, Tara Jane O'Neil, Tweens and others in October. YLT have some other dates, including Fun Fun Fun Fest. All of their dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Yo La Tengo playing December shows at Town Hall with Antietam and The Feelies (and other dates)"

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Menzingers

Taking Back Sunday, who now have three albums with the lineup who recorded Tell All Your Friends, have announced they'll be starting an annual holiday show at NJ's Starland Ballroom. They said:

We think it would be a fun way to combine a few things; playing in one of our favorite venues, inviting some younger east coast bands on the shows which we don't always get to do,  putting together some great merchandise sales and donating some of those profits to charity along with some other special surprises that we'll announce later.
This year's will happen on December 27 and will feature Philly punks The Menzingers, as well as Modern Chemistry. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/15) at 10 AM, and there's an ongoing presale (details here). Show flyer below.

TBS are also playing all three Riot Fests this year and The Menzingers are on Chicago and Denver. Menzingers also play hometown festival Made In America this month (8/31), and they're playing an acoustic set at NYC's Knitting Factory on September 26 with Lawrence Arms singer Brendan Kelly to celebrate Red Scare's 10th anniversary. Tickets for the KF show are still available.

The Menzingers have also announced a couple Northeast shows leading up to their appearance at The Fest with the reactivated Spraynard and Cassavetes. They'll be nearby NYC for a Long Island show at Amityville's Revolution Bar & Music Hall on October 24. That show also includes Lee Corey Oswald, making for a good bill all around. Tickets for that one are on sale now. All Menzingers dates are listed below.

Speaking of The Fest, more bands were recently added including Kind of Like Spitting, Goodtime Boys, The Interrupters, Dave Hause, James Alex (Weston, Beach Slang), Living Room and more. A comedy showcase featuring Chris Gethard and more was also announced.

More Fest addition details, TBS show flyer, list of Menzingers dates and videos, below...

Continue reading "Taking Back Sunday doing annual holiday shows; Menzingers opening, playing shows w/ Spraynard; Fest added bands"

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The Roots will be performing again at the annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam, now in its 7th year, at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, December 9 with host Hannibal Buress and a few "surprise special guests." No one's been announced for this year (hence "surprise") but Q-Tip, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Talib Kweli, Patti Labelle, A$AP Rocky, Big Daddy Kane, John Legend, Estelle, TV on the Radio, and more have appeared in years past. The event is private but Okayplayer is giving away 25 pairs of tickets and you can enter to win by filling out this form. BrooklynVegan is also giving away a pair and details on how to enter are below.

Speaking of holidays and The Roots, Okayplayer -- a music site which was started by Questlove in 1999 -- is selling a Cosby-style Roots holiday sweatshirt, which is part of the site's gift guide. That's it above.

Contest details and the flyer for the Holiday Jam, below...

Continue reading "The Roots have a holiday sweater, playing Okayplayer Holiday Jam (win tix!)"

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Thanksgivukkah

Happy almost Hanukkah! It begins at sundown tonight (though from where I'm writing this I haven't seen the sun at all today anyway) and as always, there are some musical events in NYC that you can attend to celebrate.

As discussed, Matisyahu is doing his annual "Festival of Light" shows, including one in NYC on December 8 at Webster Hall. Since we last spoke, Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz was added to some of those shows, including the one at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Matisyahu also recently released a Hanukkah app for children, which you can get at the iTunes store. He also appears in the new video for "World on Fire" by LA-via-Israel band Moshav. The video "shows that the greatest of gifts requires very little money. The camera follows a $20 bill as it passes through the hands of children and adults that have different hopes and hardships." You can watch it below.

Moshav are also one of the artists in NYC for the previously discussed annual Sephardic Music Festival, which goes down across multiple NYC venues from tonight (11/27) through December 5. They play Saturday (11/30) at 401 9th St in Park Slope (tickets). You can check out the full Sephardic Music Fest lineup here.

There's no Yo La Tengo shows during Hanukkah this year, but they are playing four holiday shows at The Bell House in December, which are all sold out.

Like they've done in past years, Klezmer punk band Golem will play a NYC show during Hanukkah. This year they play Glasslands on December 3 with The Unemployed Fortune Tellers and Minnie Tonka. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tonight (11/27) at City Winery, there's a Chanukah Festival with Soulfarm and Avram Pengas. Tickets for that are on sale now. City Winery also hosts a Klezmer Brunch on 12/16.

Other previously discussed Hanukkah events include the Menorah Horah at Le Poisson Rouge on 12/5 (tix), and the annual Maccabeats show at BB King's on Christmas (tix).

Or, instead of music, you can use your day off to check out the Judaica exhibit at The Met.

There's other non-religious events going on for Thanksgivukkah Weekend too.

Video below...

Continue reading "Happy Hanukkah! -- Chanukah 2013 Events in NYC: Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz, Golem, Moshav, Judaica Met exhibit & more"

photo by Chris La Putt

Nicole Atkins @ MOSCOT, 11/21/2013
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Singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins has some stuff going on in the NYC-area (as usual) before the year ends, including the 30th annual tree-lighting at the South Street Seaport on November 29, which Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love sang at in past years. (You may remember that unfortunately it couldn't happen last year.) Joining Nicole will be '60s pop singer Lesley Gore ("It's My Party"), comedian Dave Heenan, Swingadelic and more. 6 PM start and totally free. That's the flyer above.

Nicole, who just played MOSCOT's store on the Lower East Side last week (that's a picture from it above), has a few other upcoming events, including a Last Waltz tribute at The Capitol Theatre on Wednesday (11/27) with Nels Cline, Cass McCombs and more (tickets) and a Scott Walker tribute at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (12/1) with Adam Green, Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof, Ex Cops, and more (tickets). She also plays her own show in NJ in December (tix).

Nicole also plays Rhett Miller's Holiday Extraganza: An Evening of Comedy and Music at City Winery (12/16) with Jim Turner (tix).

Flyer for the Seaport show and a stream of Nicole Atkins singing "Blue Christmas," below...

Continue reading "Nicole Atkins playing tree-lighting at the Seaport, 'Last Waltz' tribute, Scott Walker tribute & more"

Bouncing Souls

The previously discussed return of NJ punks The Bouncing Souls' annual Home for the Holidays shows happens from December 26-29 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, and since we last spoke, more details have been announced. One of those details is that the "special guest" main support act for 12/28 is fellow Jersey band Titus Andronicus (who just played Terminal 5 with Lucero and The Menzingers). The billboard for the shows also just went up on the Asbury traffic circle, and that's it pictured above.

Meanwhile, mysterious band Molly and the Zombies open on 12/27, and while we can't say for sure who it is, we couldn't help but notice that Bouncing Souls pal Brian Fallon has been really obsessed with zombies lately, and that his band The Gaslight Anthem seem to think this new band is cool...

Tickets for all four nights are still available, but four-night passes are sold out. Updated flyer below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls holiday shows updates (Titus Andronicus, "Molly and the Zombies" & more)"

photos by Kurt Christensen

Violent Femmes @ Roseland Ballroom - 11/14/13
Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes returned to the stage for some shows this year, after calling it quits in 2009. They first came to NYC for a show in Central Park back in September, but that show was quickly called off due to flooding, and this past Thursday (11/14), they finally returned for their first full NYC show since 2007 at Roseland Ballroom, one of the final shows for the venue which closes in April.

The trio, now joined by Dresden Dolls' Brian Viglione on drums (following the recent departure of Victor DeLorenzo), opened with the title track of their 1984 sophomore album, Hallowed Ground, and then after a song from their last full length, they proceeded to play their classic self titled debut in its entirety. They ended with a few more cuts from throughout their career, including Violent Femmes bonus track "Gimme the Car" and a reading by singer Gordan Gano of the lyrics to Lou Reed's "Like A Possum." Pictures of the show, including openers Wormburner, are in this post.

Wormburner's next NYC show is their annual Christmas show at Mercury Lounge (12/19) with Yule Dogs, East River Bandits, and Lifeguard Nights. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

More pictures from Roseland, along with Violent Femmes' setlist, below...

Continue reading "Violent Femmes made their return to NYC at Roseland Ballroom with Wormburner (pics & setlist)"

H2O at Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
H2O

NYC punks H2O have been on a tour supporting Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory, which just hit H2O's hometown on Sunday (11/10) for a big show at Terminal 5. But if you want to see H2O in a smaller venue and not opening for two big pop punk bands, you're in luck. About a month after the tour ends, H2O will be playing an all ages holiday show at Gramercy Theatre on December 27. Also on this show is LA punk vets Youth Brigade (who open for Bouncing Souls at their holiday show a day earlier), plus Cruel Hand, Angel Dust and ShitKill. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Mobile App and Music Geeks presales (password: "musicgeeks") starting today (11/14) at 10 AM. There's also an ongoing Rocks Off presale (password: "OLOC").

All dates, including Belgium's Groezrock 2014 with The Offspring, NOFX, The Hives, Modern Life Is War, The Menzingers, Doomriders, La Dispute, and more, are listed along with the Gramercy show flyer and a live video, below...

Continue reading "H2O opened for Alkaline Trio & NFG at Terminal 5, playing smaller holiday show w/ Youth Brigade (dates)"

BV EIS

We at BrooklynVegan are proud to announce that we're teaming up with our friends at Exploding In Sound Records to present a punky, all ages holiday show on December 12 at Death by Audio. Opening the night will be Brooklyn's raging garage punks Slow Warm Death (whose singer John Galm used to front Snowing), and they'll be followed by sludgy blues rockers Slothrust. After them is the rippin' Toronto punks PUP, and finally CT's grungy Ovlov. Admission for this show is $8 and doors are at 8 PM. Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Ovlov dropped off. Chumped and Alarms & Controls were added!

PUP's self-titled debut LP came out in Canada earlier this year, and the whole thing can be streamed, along with the rest of their tour dates below.

Ovlov also have other dates coming up, including two in their home state, and you can check those out, along with a stream of their album Am below. Slothrust's Feel Your Pain LP and Slow Warm Death's self-titled LP can be streamed below too.

A couple weeks after this one, BV is doing another punky all ages holiday show with The Front Bottoms at Shea Stadium, which is now sold out.

All lists of dates and streams below...

Continue reading "PUP, Slow Warm Death and Slothrust playing holiday show at Death By Audio (BV/EIS-presents!)"

Caveman at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

Indie-pop band Caveman, who just did a run of shows at CMJ, are at at the Iceland Airwaves Festival this week and will then tour Europe. After that, the band has cooked up a little holiday fun, throwing what they're calling their first "Cavemas Celebration" at Bowery Ballroom on December 5 with Vacationer playing as well. Tickets to that show go on sale Wednesday (10/30) at noon.

After that, Caveman will also be joining Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, The Cribs, and more on the 2014 Weezer Cruise in February. Reservations are still available.

All tour dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Caveman throwing NYC "Cavemas Celebration" in December after European tour (updated dates)"

Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms have an upcoming tour which already includes sold out shows happening in NYC on 11/13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Manchester Orchestra and O'Brother, and on 12/27 at Bowery Ballroom with HfmO: A Hall and Oates Tribute and The Bynars.

Now, we at BrooklynVegan are proud to announce that we're teaming up with PopGun to present a holiday show that The Front Bottoms will headline in NYC. It happens at the intimate Shea Stadium on December 28, a day after their bigger show at Bowery Ballroom. The very funny Chris Gethard (who also hosted our Bouncing Souls show) is on the bill, in addition to Minnesota mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts. Tickets for the show go on sale today (10/23) at 10 AM.

The Front Bottoms' newest album, Talon of the Hawk, came out earlier this year via Bar None. It's a fun, catchy, and very lyrical album that's folky, poppy, and punky without really being folk, pop or punk. If you haven't heard it you can stream it in full, along with the updated list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "The Front Bottoms playing a BV/PopGun holiday show at Shea Stadium w/ Chris Gethard & Tiny Moving Parts (tix on sale)"

Bouncing Souls at BV-RBSS show at MHOW (more by Dylan Johnson)
Bouncing Souls

As discussed, NJ punks The Bouncing Souls are doing their annual Home for the Holidays shows from December 26-29 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, and the openers for those shows have just been announced. The Thursday (12/26) will opened by LA punk vets Youth Brigade, The Ratchets, and Lost In Society; the Friday (12/27) will be opened by Molly and the Zombies, Laura Stevenson, and The Brigantines; the Saturday (12/28) by "special guests," Mephiskapheles and The Organ Thieves; and lastly, the Sunday (12/29) by Boy Sets Fire, The Flatliners and Restorations. Single night tickets go on sale Wednesday (10/16).

BrooklynVegan is proud to be a media sponsor of this year's event, which happens not long after we just presented a Bouncing Souls-headlined show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in September. Flyer below.

Restorations will also be in NYC when their tour with Weatherbox hits Saint Vitus on November 9. Tickets for that show are still available.

Laura Stevenson is also touring as a support act for Cursive frontman Tim Kasher (whose new album she appears on), and that tour hits NYC on November 6 at The Bell House with The New Trust (ex-Velvet Teen). Tickets for that show are still available.

The Flatliners are also playing the Fat Wreck Chords CMJ showcase at MHOW (10/18) this week with Good Riddance, Western Addiction, Morning Glory, and Night Birds (tickets).

Bouncing Souls flyer below...

Continue reading "Youth Brigade, Restorations, Laura Stevenson, The Flatliners, Boy Sets Fire & more to open Bouncing Souls holiday shows"

Bouncing Souls at MHOW in September (more by Dylan Johnson)
Bouncing Souls

NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls, who just played our BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select show have announced that their annual Home for the Holidays shows will go down from December 26-29 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park this year. 4-night passes go on sale Tuesday (10/8) at noon, and individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 16. Openers will be announced that day too.

The Souls' only other dates at the moment are The Fest and a Fest pre-show. All dates are listed, along with a recent live video, below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls announce 2013 Home for the Holidays shows"

GWAR at the 2013 GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA (more by Josh Sisk)
GWAR

While we're still feeling aftershocks from MIA's bird-flipping incident during the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime show, there is currently an online petition to get GWAR for the 2015 Halftime show. So far, nearly 40,000 people have signed it. GWAR have officially endorsed this, with bandleader Oderus Urungus saying:

It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can't think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it.
You can sign the petition too.

Meanwhile, in the present, GWAR (who played Riotfest Chicago recently) released their new CD, Battle Maximus last week (9/17), and you can stream the title track below. They'll be on tour for most of the fall. While none of those dates hit NYC, they have announced a short run of holiday shows in December that includes a stop in NYC at Irving Plaza on December 27. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/27) at 11 AM. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "GWAR released new CD, endorse Super Bowl petition, touring, including NYC holiday show (dates & stream)"

Yo La Tengo at Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
YLT

Yo La Tengo, who usually play eight nights of Hanukkah at the now-closed Maxwell's, recently announced three holiday shows happening just after Hanukkah at The Bell House from December 13-15. All three of those shows have since sold out, but YLT added a fourth date happening on December 16 at the same venue. Tickets for the newly added date are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Yo La Tengo sold out their holiday shows, add a 4th date"

Thanksgivukkah

With Thanksgivukkah (first night of Hanukkah is the same day as Thanksgiving this year) and Christmas on the way, it'll soon be time to get in the holiday spirit. If you're looking ways to celebrate in NYC, you're in luck, because plenty of holiday shows are getting announced.

Matisyahu, who just played Central Park and is working on a new album with an expected summer 2014 release, has announced his annual "Festival of Light" shows. The run begins in Chicago on November 30 and comes to NYC on December 8 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (9/18) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, on the eve of Thanksgivukkah, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer will do a Thanksgiving Eve celebration at Highline Ballroom (11/27). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Though Yo La Tengo haven't announced any shows happening during Hanukkah this year, they did just announce three holiday shows happening at The Bell House in December.

Individual shows haven't been announced yet, but the Sephardic Music Festival will return to various NYC venues from November 27 to December 5.

The Schlep Sisters and Thirsty Girl will present this year's seventh annual Menorah Horah at Le Poisson Rouge on December 5. Tickets for the Hanukkah burlesque show are on sale now.

Like they do every year, Jewish a cappella group The Maccabeats are playing BB King's on Christmas (12/25). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Speaking of BB King's and Christmas, the venue will also again host their annual shows from A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector singers Darlene Love on December 6 and Ronette Ronnie Spector on December 22. Tickets for the Darlene Love show and the Ronnie Spector show are on sale now.

A number of New Year's Eve shows in NYC have been announced too, including Patti Smith, Punch Brothers, Clutch, Jim Jones Revue, Mykki Blanco, and Gogol Bordello.

But before we get too ahead ourselves, Halloween is on the way too!

All Matisyahu dates are listed below...

Continue reading "NYC 2013 Holiday Shows: Matisyahu, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Maccabeats, Menorah Horah & more on sale"

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