Entries tagged with: new years eve
Femi Kuti in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. We've already mentioned a few options of ways to celebrate in NYC, and here's a few more. Fela Kuti will be celebrated at Knitting Factory (12/31) with The Fela! Band and Rich Medina. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A similar celebration goes down at SOB's, where Fela-inspired afrobeat band Antibalas will be ringing in the new year. They're doing one show on 12/30 and then THREE shows on New Year's Eve (8 PM, 10 PM, 12:30 AM). Tickets for all four are on sale now.
UPDATE: Shabazz Palaces is cancelled.
As usual, you've got jam/electronic options like Phish at MSG (tix), Infected Mushroom at Best Buy Theater (tix), Big Gigantic at Roseland (tix), Disco Biscuits at the Theater at MSG (tix), Deadmau5 at Nassau Coliseum (tix), and Gov't Mule at Beacon Theatre (tix).
For a DIY New Year's Eve, head to David Blaine's The Steakhouse (1131 Myrtle Ave, Apt. 303) for Elvis Depressedly, Spook Houses, Crying, Morrison Brook, and Alex G.
If you're not in NYC, catch Screaming Females and Swearin' in Philly, Baauer in Philly, Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies in San Francisco, Melvins and Mudhoney in San Francisco, The Breeders in Austin, Death in Chicago, Washed Out in Atlanta, or Run the Jewels in Raleigh.
Le1f at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As discussed, one of the many New Year's Eve concerts happening in NYC is local rapper Mykki Blanco at Gramercy Theatre, and since we last spoke, guests have been announced for that show. The bill now includes production wizard DJ Rashad, UNO R&B singer Ian Isiah, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S., Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, and Michael Magnan. Tickets for that show are still available and if you buy them before 11:59 PM tonight (12/2) you can skip the service fees thanks to the venue's Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal.
A few days earlier, Mykki's friend Le1f plays Brooklyn Bowl (12/28), and guests for that show were recently announced too. They include some of the same names playing Mykki's show, like Ian Isiah, Junglepussy, and Princess Nokia, plus House of Ladosha, Lakutis, and Mess Kid. DonChristian and Boody Rahel are opening, and Juniana Huxtable and Superpusha are hosting. Tickets for that show are still available too.
New Year's options in the NY-area keep coming. Rolling Stone is now reporting that Prince will be in the area to do a three-night run at Mohegan Sun Arena on December 27, 28, and 29. Tickets for all three shows go on sale December 6 at 10 AM.
Prince was last in NYC appearing as a guest with New Power Generation at City Winery in August.
He also recently released a new song, "Da Bourgeoisie," which you can download here and listen to below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Danny Brown @ Terminal 5 - 11/23/13
Bob Dylan music video star Danny Brown just teamed up with Sleigh Bells for the last two nights of their tour, which took place at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday (11/22) and Saturday (11/23). For Danny, they were the first NYC shows since the release of his excellent new album, Old. Pictures of his set from Saturday's show are in this post.
Danny has a few more shows scheduled before the year ends, including a much more intimate performance in-store at the new Rough Trade NYC on Tuesday (11/26). It starts at 5 PM and is totally FREE, no wristband/RSVP or anything necessary. (4:30 doors.) All upcoming Danny Brown dates, including New Year's Eve in San Francisco with Flatbush Zombies (who also play NYC soon) and Traxamillion, are listed below.
Meanwhile, Rough Trade NYC opened TODAY (11/25) at 9 AM and later there will be an in-store/signing from Sky Ferreira at 7 PM (with a purchase of her new EP or LP) and an in-store from Charles Bradley at 8:30 PM (free).
More pics from T5 along with the list of dates, below...
Le1f at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Future-rapper Le1f, who just joined his pal Blood Orange at 285 Kent last week (11/15), will be over in Australia this December for a couple festivals, including Slanted and Enchanted and Meredith Music Fest. But upon returning home, he'll do a NYC show just before the new year at Brooklyn Bowl on December 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and special guests TBA. It's his only announced US date at the moment.
Le1f also appears, along with likeminded rapper Mykki Blanco, on UNO-affiliated R&B singer Ian Isiah's new mixtape, The Love Champion. Production on the tape comes from Brenmar, Gobby, Sinjin Hawke, Royal, ShyGuy, and Boody. You can stream it in full below, and download it for free (legally) at Mediafire.
Mykki Blanco also plays a New Year's Eve show in NYC with "friends."
Delta Spirit (more by Tracy Allison)
Looking for something to do in Chicago? Death will be at Reggie's.
Philly gets Swearin and Screaming Females.
The Breeders will be in Austin.
Washed Out plays Atlanta.
San Francisco gets the Melvins and Mudhoney at the Great American Music Hall Melvins also tour Australia in December. All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by PSquared)
Both Screaming Females and Swearin' spend a lot of time touring, and with both bands living so close to NYC, we get plenty of chances to see them here. Neither band have anything scheduled here at the moment, but they'll be pretty close when they team up for a show in Philly on New Year's Eve at Johnny Brenda's. This punky double bill is as a good a reason as any to ring in the new year in Philly, and tickets to do so go on sale Wednesday (11/13) at noon. Philly band Batty, who, like Screaming Females, played Ladyfest Philly this year, open the show. All dates for both Screaming Females and Swearin' are listed below.
If you haven't heard the new Swearin' album Surfing Strange, which came out last week (11/5), I think it's a huge step up from their already-great debut and I highly recommend it. On the debut, they basically came off as a pop punk band -- a lo-fi one that appealed to the indie rock kids, but a pop punk band nonetheless (not saying that's a bad thing, by the way) -- and it made sense. Most of the songs were handled by Allison Crutchfield, whose pop punk band P.S. Eliot, which she drummed in and her sister Katie (who now records as Waxahatchee) sang/played guitar in, had just broken up.
But the new album is far more collaborative, and as a result, far more diverse. Guitarist Kyle Gilbride (who used to front Big Soda) splits lead vocals almost evenly with Allison this time around, and they do more Pixies-style dual vocals together too. When Kyle does take lead, he's letting out an aggressive whine falling somewhere between Superchunk's Mac McCaughn and Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, with the earworm melodies to back comparisons like that up. Meanwhile bassist Keith Spencer, who didn't sing lead at all on the first album, takes the mic for two songs on this one, both wildly different from each other and from the rest of the album. "Melanoma" falls somewhere between Mineral and Red House Painters, and "Glare of the Sun" sounds like a Revolver-era Beatles song for the current DIY rock scene. The rest of the album sees the band going through the perfect power pop of early Weezer, J Mascis-worthy power chord riffage, and just the kind of bracing indie rock that will (hopefully) never go out of style.
All dates for Swearin' and Screaming Females are listed, along with a Spotify stream of Surfing Strange and videos from both bands, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Baauer - USB Drive (ZIP)
Baauer, or that guy who made "Harlem Shake," has done more that accidentally create a viral meme; he can get pretty big crowds moving. He had the whole place dancing when I saw him DJ before Kendrick Lamar's set at SXSW and he was a hit at Coachella too. He's currently on the road with AraabMuzik and S-Type, and after that he'll do a few year-end dates including New Year's Eve in Philly and a NYC show a few days earlier at Webster Hall on December 28. That show is a Brite Nites party and also includes cloud rap/pop producer Ryan Hemsworth in addition to CZ, Alex English, and rekLES. Tickets for that show go on sale Tuesday (11/12) at 10 AM. All dates, including the South American Lollapaloozas, are listed below.
On his tour, Baauer's been throwing out USB drives with new music on them, and telling fans, "If you get one, share it with your friends, upload it to the Internet, or just keep it for yourself. Do with it as you please." You can download all four songs from the USB (via This Song Is Sick) above and stream them, along with the list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Chicago house producer Moon Boots is about to wrap up his time on the French Express tour with labelmates Perseus, Jonas Rathsman, and Isaac Tichauer that hit NYC this past Wednesday (11/6) at Output. If you went to that show, how was it?
That tour wraps up in Miami this Saturday (11/9), and after that Moon Boots will be doing a few other shows, including a return to NYC on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Glasslands. It's PopGun's NYE party and also includes JKriv plus Discovery party regulars Free Magic & Faso. Tickets to this danceable way to ring in the new year are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
If you haven't checked out Moon Boots yet, dive into his thumping, endlessly catchy disco/house with the MP3s above or the streams, along with his list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bay Area hardcore band No Statik released their debut album, Everywhere You Aren't Looking, back in 2012 via Prank Records, and now they're set to follow it with a new record, Unity and Fragmentation, on December 4 via Iron Lung Records (who also released their 2010 7"). Its first single, "The Owl," misleadingly starts as a mid-tempo punk song, until they fade out the recording and come back for a 90-ish second blast of raw hi-speed fury. Check out the song below.
No Statik will also be heading on an east coast/southeast tour in late December into January. Some of the venues are still TBA, but we do know that they'll come to NYC for a show on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Acheron with local punk openers Nomad, La Misma, and Grudges. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream and flyer for the NYC show, below...
Patti Smith in Austin in April (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As discussed, this year NYC punk legend Patti Smith is doing her year-end shows at Webster Hall on December 29 and 30. Since we last spoke, she's announced a third show in the area happening right before in Long Island at The Space at Westbury on December 27. Tickets for the newly-added date go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon and tickets for the Webster Hall shows (same link) are still available.
Opening the Webster Hall shows is Belle Ghoul, the project of Patti Smith's daughter Jesse Smith and Electric Six's Christopher Tait. No opener has been announced for the Space at Westbury show.
Updated dates are listed below...
confetti at Amanda Palmer's NYE show last year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The fact that Phish will play the refurbished Madison Square Garden again this New Year's Eve is old news already, but Barclays Center just announced today (10/31) who will be playing the Brooklyn arena's second-ever New Year's Eve show, and the honor goes to.... Billy Joel (UPDATE: and the recently reunited Ben Folds Five) (last year was Jay-Z and Coldplay).
Here are a few already-announced New Year's Eve shows we're rather be at this year...
Andrew WK parties at Irving Plaza.
Mykki Blanco will help make Gramercy Theater ghetto fabulous.
Moon Boots plays Output.
Delta Spirit plays Brooklyn Bowl.
DIIV, Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and Nothing play Baby's All Right.
Patti Smith doesn't play on NYE proper, but does play year-end shows right before that on December 29 and 30 at Webster Hall.
Browse more NYC NYE Concert Options in our new year-round concert calendar.
Or maybe just head to Mexico!
P.S. If you're in Austin, you'll want to catch the Breeders.
Raymond Pettibon, Mike Watt & Thurston Moore
Punk veteran Mike Watt (co-founder of The Minutemen, and also of fIREHOSE, The Stooges, and more) has some shows with various projects coming up this year. First, he'll do a few dates with his band The Missingmen, including a Halloween show in LA at Olystis. Then, after a more shows with different groups throughout the year, he'll team up for another holiday show with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and visual artist Raymond Pettibon (brother of Greg Ginn), who designed Sonic Youth's Goo cover, a couple Minutemen covers, the Black Flag bars, and more. The trio will play John Zorn's East Village club The Stone on New Year's Eve (12/31) as a late set (10 PM), after Thurston and Zorn do an earlier duo set (8 PM). All Mike Watt dates are listed below.
For Thurston Moore, that show happens after his band Chelsea Light Moving tours with Merchandise. All of his dates are listed below too.
John Zorn also has a bunch of other upcoming dates, many of which are in NYC. Check out his full show schedule on Facebook.
All Thurston Moore and Mike Watt dates are listed, along with a video of Mike Watt, J Mascis, and Thurston Moore covering The Stooges' "Fun House" at Le Poisson Rouge in 2012, below...
Frequent Lou Reed collaborator John Zorn, who just turned 60, paid tribute to his friend on Facebook (update: which is approved by but not actually run by Zorn) by posting the above picture along with the words "RIP Lou Reed". A comment by the page also includes a link to the NY Times obituary entitled "Outsider Whose Dark, Lyrical Vision Helped Shape Rock 'n' Roll".
Hours earlier, It was announced on the same Facebook that John will be playing with Thurston Moore as a duo at his non-profit club The Stone on New Year's Eve. Thurston is no stranger to the Stone where he has played and curated before. It also won't be the first time John and Thurston play together, as you can see in one of the videos below.
Lou and Laurie Anderson were also regulars and curators at the stone. Check out a video of Lou, Laurie and John playing together (not at the Stone), also below...
Andrew WK at Santos in May (more by Dan Bracaglia)
If you're wondering if Andrew WK ever stops partying, no, he doesn't. He's got 'The Party Bible' coming out, and there's still a few European dates left on his tour with Marky Ramone (which hit NYC twice). And now he's announced a headlining NYC show to happen on one of the biggest party days of the year: New Year's Eve (12/31) (not his first time). Andrew and his band will ring in the new year at Irving Plaza, and you can probably count on this getting prettttttty crazy. Tickets are on Live Nation and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") now, and the general on-sale begins Friday (10/18) at 10 AM.
Andrew WK is also giving a lecture on partying (seems kind of contradictory, no?) in Brooklyn on October 29 at Bedford + Bowery Newsroom (155 Grand St), and he'll be doing a solo "Grand Piano Party" at NYC's Subculture on November 15 and 16. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 of the Grand Piano Party are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
Felice Brothers at Terminal 5 in May (more by Robert Altman)
Like they did last year, NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers are going on a short year-end tour of the Northeast, and though their actual New Year's Eve show happens in Boston, they'll be in NYC a day earlier to play Brooklyn Bowl (12/30). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today (10/11) at noon. All dates, including a Halloween show in CT, are listed below.
Felice Bros' last NYC show was Terminal 5 in May, where they opened for Josh Ritter, who coincidentally also just announced an acoustic tour with Gregory Alan Isakov which hits NYC on March 7 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show also go on sale today at noon.
All dates for Felice Bros and Josh Ritter are listed below...
Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
Phish are only a few weeks away from their Halloween shows in Atlantic City (sold out), but they've just announced another holiday celebration for the NYC-area: their annual New Year's run at Madison Square Garden, which goes from December 28-31. Tickets for all four shows go on sale Saturday (10/12) at noon.
And don't forget a bunch of indie type bands are working on a Grateful Dead tribute.
All Phish dates are listed below...
The Disco Biscuits are ringing in the new year with a 4-night run at Best Buy Theater from December 26-29 and a New Year's Eve show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (12/31). Tickets to those shows all go on sale today at noon.
Another New Year's Eve option is Big Gigantic at Roseland Ballroom on 12/30 & 12/31. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM.
Royal Canoe are playing Glasslands on November 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Adela LaConte)
NYC punk legend Patti Smith has announced that her annual hometown end of year shows will take place at Webster Hall on December 29 and 30 this year. Tickets for those shows, which usually happen at the smaller Bowery Ballroom (Punch Brothers steal the dates?) go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.
Sooner than that, Patti plays the previously discussed Inside Llewyn Davis celebration at Town Hall on September 29 with Jack White, Colin Meloy, Cono Oberst, and more. That's sold out. And even sooner, she'll be doing a tribute to Hildegard of Bingen at The Met on Friday (9/20), which is also sold out.
All dates are listed below...
Punch Brothers at Rockwood Music Hall in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Brooklyn bluegrass band Punch Brothers are doing some shows this year, including a just-announced three-night run in NYC for New Year's Eve at Bowery Ballroom on December 29-31. Tickets to those shows go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/18) at noon. There's also a three-day pass option that will go on presale soon via the band's website.
They will also be playing the Inside Llewyn Davis celebration happening in NYC at Town Hall on September 29 with Jack White, Patti Smith, Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst and more (sold out). And right before that, they'll play the first day (Friday, 9/27) of Raleigh, NC's two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Tickets, including 2-day passes and Friday passes, are still available. Full schedule here.
In related news, Punch Brothers member Chris Thile is playing his own NYC shows at The Bell House on September 22 and Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on September 23 and 25. Tickets to the Bell House show are on sale now. Tickets for night one and night two at Rockwood Music Hall are also on sale now.
Michael Daves, who often plays with Thile, will be joining him at The Bell House show, and he also plays a solo show tonight (9/17) at Rockwood Music Hall, as part of his weekly Tuesday residency at the venue. Other upcoming dates include September 24, October 5, October 8, and October 15.
All dates for each artist are listed, along with some videos, below...
Clutch in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.Those dates include the Port Chester show that would've happened at Capitol Theatre on 9/26 which is now rescheduled for January 11 with The Sword and Crobot (tickets) and the Long Island show that would've happened at The Paramount on 9/27 (not rescheduled at the moment).
In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.
On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you.
Health and Happiness,
The band's second leg of dates, which kick off in late October, are still happening as planned though. Those shows include a previously discussed NJ show happening at Starland Ballroom on December 27 (tickets), and they've also added a Brooklyn show happening on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Starland and MHOW shows will both be opened by reunited post-hardcore vets Into Another. Starland also includes Empire Escorts and Mike Dillon Band, and MHOW also includes Lionize. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/18) at noon.
Updated dates are listed, along with a video, below...
The Jim Jones Revue released their new album, The Savage Heart, this week (8/27) and it's another blast of their signature punk rock blues. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify and check out "Where Da Money Go?" from it below. They also have a new, non-LP single, "Collision Boogie," coming out in October and you can stream that below too.
Jim Jones also recently remixed Depeche Mode's "Should Be Higher" and it's a pretty radical version of the song. You can stream that below too.
Depeche Mode's tour is inching towards NYC, hitting Atlantic City tonight (8/30) (look out for pictures from that). Then they'll play Brooklyn's Barclays Center next Friday (9/6) and Jones Beach the next day (9/7). Bat for Lashes, who plays NYC tonight, opens both shows and tickets are still availble.
Depeche Mode and Jim Jones Revue tour dates are listed, along with DM remix and JJR streams, below.
Mykki Blanco at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
NYC rapper Mykki Blanco likes to spend a lot of time on the road (and playing locally), and he recently announced more shows for this year, including a hometown gig on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are currently on PopGun presale (password: "CosmicAngel"). They go on Live Nation/Mobile App and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") presales Thursday (8/8) at 10 AM, and general on-sale starts Friday (8/9) at 10 AM.
That show comes after a number of other North American shows this summer/fall, including Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, and another NYC appearance as part of the free Afro-Punk Festival, which goes down on August 24-25 at Commodore Barry Park with Danny Brown, Le1f, Big Freedia, Death, Chuck D, and more. RSVP for Afro-Punk Fest is still open.
All Mykki Blanco dates are listed, along with a video, below...
Speaking of NYE shows, The Jim Jones Revue are playing Bowery Electric on New Year's Eve (12/31). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Gogol Bordello at Vintage Vinyl - 7/22/13 (via Emily Ragle)
Gogol Bordello's new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, just hit stores today (7/23), and they've also taken today as an opportunity to announce that like they usually do, they'll be celebrating New Year's Eve right here in NYC. The gypsy punks will be doing two nights at Terminal 5: December 30 and 31. Tickets for the T5 shows (2-day pass included) go on sale Friday (7/26) at noon.
They also played an in-store at NJ's Vintage Vinyl yesterday (7/22). Some videos from that show and an updated list of tour dates below...