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Mt. Royal @ Baby's All Right, 3/19/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mt. Royal

Shopping/entertainment destination Brooklyn Night Bazaar has announced a few more shows to it's upcoming schedule of free musical entertainment. So let's run through them, shall we?

On Friday, April 11 it's night of punk, headlined by hardcore vets Murphy's Law, and also featuring Agitator, Goosebumps, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Mayor Creep.

The next night (April 12), they have Canadian band PUP (who just played here a couple weeks ago) for a co-headline show with Hunters, plus Big Ups too, making for a very fun Saturday night.

Canadian sisterly duo Tasseomancy (who we just wrote about) are part of an appealing bill on Saturday, April 26 that is co-headlined by Oberhofer and A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and also features Canon Logic and Mt. Royal. Meanwhile, Amanda X was added to the Total Slacker / Reputante show that happens the night before (Friday, April 25).

We already told you about the Screaming Females release party happening on May 16. The next night (Saturday, May 17) Swearin' and Radiator Hospital will play BKNB with more TBA.

This weekend at the Bazaar, it's Bronze Radio Return, Gem Club, The Suzan, and Alexandra Stewart on Friady (April 4) and then on Saturday (April 5) it's under-appreciated Irish band Ash, plus Run River NorthGolden Suits, and Drop Electric.

As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are free.

Oberhofer @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Oberhofer

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

Oberhofer, Big Ups, Celestial Shore @ Baby's All Right
Poppy Brooklynites Oberhofer are "PLAYING FUN SHOW FOR ALL OF YOU TO SEE" with their mathy mates Celestial Store and punky pals Big Ups. Tickets are still available.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
The very funny Mike Birbiglia is about to take his "Thank God for Jokes" set on tour, which doesn't include any dates in NYC, but before he leaves he'll do another of his small "Working It Out" shows tonight.

Landlady, Friend Roulette, Zula, Star Rover @ Glasslands
Adam Schatz may be the busiest musician in Brooklyn, playing in too many bands to count. Landlady, though, is his baby and the band just signed to Hometapes (Megafaun, Bear in Heaven). You can check out the first released track from the new album below and catch them live tonight.

Arthur Beatrice @ The Mercury Lounge
This London quartet's brand of pop is anthemic and a little tropical -- and they just released their debut album, Working Out, and are over to play a few North American shows.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While we wait for Old 97's to release their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Sleepers Work, Austin Vaughn @ Manhattan Inn
Sleepers Work is the alias of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist William Flynn who has toured with St. Vincent, and others. No Turn Before The Shoreline is the first full length release from Sleepers Work which shows off his moody, ambient R&B. Tonight's show is free.

Dirty Fences, Nancy, Juniper Rising @ Death by Audio
Get grimy tonight with two of of Brooklyn's best producers of party-hardy garage rock, Dirty Fences and Nancy, plus the country-tinged Juniper Rising.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield tonight. This week's guests include Seaton Smith, Kevin Avery, Aparna Nancherla, Janelle James, Jon Fisch, Ali Wong, and more.

Rick Ross @ Best Buy Theatre
Hip hop star Rick Ross celebrates the release of his delayed, Mastermind, tonight.

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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Deerhoof at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Experimental noise popsters Deerhoof have announced that they'll be heading back on the road for an international tour this year, which includes support from NYC rapper Awkwafina (who played Tinderbox 2013 with Deerhoof) and NYC's Celestial Shore on most dates. Celestial Shore aren't on the NYC date which happens on May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge, but Awkwafina is, in addition to London's Tomaga. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Though you can't see Celestial Shore at that show, they've got a bunch of other hometown dates coming up, including 2/6 at Baby's All Right with Friend Roulette and Zula; two with Cloud Becomes Your Hand including 2/8 at Silent Barn with Aye Aye Rabbit (mems. Deerhoof) and Little King, and 2/14 at The Ho_se with Ava Luna and Killer Bob; the Palehound show at Pianos (2/27) which now also includes Grass Is Green, Bluffing and Howler; and Baby's on 3/3 with Oberhofer and Big Ups. All of their dates are listed below.

Deerhoof also just made a video for "Flower" off their 2012 LP, Breakup Song, and you can watch that, along with their list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Deerhoof made a video, touring w/ Awkwafina & Celestial Shore (who have many other dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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Like most of North America's bands, Brooklyn synth pop act Small Black will be headed to Austin, TX for SXSW in March and will be touring the country around it. On the way down they'll be sharing stages with Oberhofer and Thumpers for a handful of shows including the Savannah Stopover; post-SXSW they'll have a more substantial tour with another Brooklyn act, Snowmine, that hits most of the US and Canada. The tour wraps up with Small Black headlining NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 13. Tickets for Bowery go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Oberhofer will play Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on March 2 3 with Big Ups and Celestial Shore. Tickets are on sale.

Snowmine
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Speaking of, Snowmine are set to release their new album, Dialects, on February 4 via the band's own Mystery Buildings imprint. Like 2011's Laminate Pet Animal, it's shimmering, widescreen, modern pop. You can stream two tracks from the new album below.

In addition to the dates with Small Black, Snowmine have some shows in February, including one at Brooklyn's Glasslands on 2/6 with Swedish band This Is Head (who said they'd be visiting) and Vensaire. Tickets for Glasslands are on sale now.

All Small Black and Snowmine dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Small Black playing dates w/ Oberhofer before SXSW and touring after with Snowmine (who have a new LP)"

Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
Kylesa

As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.

Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...

Continue reading "Savannah Stopover reveals full 2014 lineup (Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Nothing & more)"

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Beach House / Vampire Weekend / crowdsurfer
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Osheaga Day 1 - 8/2/2013
Osheaga Day 1 - 8/2/2013

"I think it's dark and it looks like rain." One out of two, Bob. If ever an Osheaga headliner would thrive under stormy skies, it's the Cure, but the downpour forecast earlier in the week never arrived. Just as well -- this was Robert Smith at his most crowd-pleasing.

The set list was calibrated for a festival audience: a generous delegation from Disintegration, early appearances by In Between Days and Just Like Heaven, and an overall tone that didn't leave much room for crying jags. The chirpy Mint Car and Doing the Unstuck ("let's get happy") bracketed the beloved-by-some Friday I'm in Love, comically botched by Smith after he said: "Sometimes, very occasionally, we'll play this song. This is the right night." [Montreal Gazette]

While Lollapalooza was going down in Chicago over the weekend, Montreal was getting its own three-day festival, Osheaga. The fest had many of the same artists at Lollapalooza, with day 1 giving us sets from The Cure, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, DIIV and more, in addition to sets from artists who didn't play Lollapalooza, like The Gaslight Anthem, Ellie Goulding, and more. Pictures of day 1 are in this post.

Like with Lollapalooza (and other upcoming shows), Death Grips were scheduled to play the fest but cancelled.

Update: Day 2 pics are up now. More day 1 pictures below...

Continue reading "Osheaga 2013 day 1 in pics: The Cure, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, DIIV & more"

Can't Hardly Wait

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...

Continue reading "SummerScreen 2013 music lineup announced"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Splashh - Sun Kissed Bliss (MP3)

Splashh
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As mentioned before, UK band Splashh (that's two Hs) are currently on the road with Generationals and that tour hits NYC on Monday (4/22) at Bowery Ballroom. That show is sold out but if you'd like another chance at catching Splashh, we are pleased to report that the band are playing an early BrooklynVegan-presented show at Pianos the next night (4/23) with Carmen Villian and "Les Yeux." Splash are on at 7 PM and tickets are only $5. Stop by after work. Stop by after class, but do stop by.

Splash will release their debut album, Comfort, on June 4 via Kanine Records. The band have distinctly British influences despite a name (and song titles) that might lead you to believe they are UK's answer to Wavves. The album's first single is "Sun Kissed Bliss" and the title gives you a good indication of the bright, shoegazy vibes it's giving off. Check it out via MP3 above or streaming below.

If you can't make our show, Splashh will also play again later Tuesday night (10 PM) at Shea Stadium with Black Marble.

Carmen Villain
Carmen Villain

The rest of the night is definitely worth sticking around for. This will be Carmen Villain's first American show. She's half Norwegain and half Mexican, was actually born in the U.S. but now lives in London. (She's also graced the cover of Vogue but don't hold that against her.) Carmen's debut album, Sleeper, is out now on Smalltown Supersound and you can stream it via Spotify below. It was co-produced by Carmen and Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen with additional production and sequencing by Prins Thomas. Which is to say it's guitar-heavy, dissonant and dreamy with some interesting production flourishes as well. You can check out the video for single, "Easy," below. It's her only North American date as of now.

And, as for "Les Yeux," as we hinted at previously, it's actually Oberhofer whose new EP, Notalgia, comes out the same day as our show. It's the third week of his April "Les Yeux" residency at Pianos, and the final instalment (4/30) is with LODRO and Cowboy Indian Bear.

We're pretty excited about this one. Did we mention it was just five bucks? Hope to see you there on Tuesday at 7 PM. Streams and videos below.

Continue reading "Splashh, Carmen Villain and Oberhofer playing a BV-Presents show at Pianos"

by Andrew Sacher

Pictureplane at BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pictureplane

As mentioned, Pictureplane is going on a US tour this spring with Crystal Castles, but first will be in New Haven, CT at Toad's Place tonight (4/12) for a show with Mykki Blanco, Beat Culture and Oberhofer (who has upcoming NYC shows).

After returning home from that tour, he'll play show at Santos Party House on May 16 with another rapper, Antwon, whose album End of Earth features some production by Pictureplane. Tickets for what should be a pretty great show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Pictureplane also just released a new track, "Pure War." In his words, "the song is really about waging a war. a pure war against the war that is waged on us everyday.
reclaiming yourself." It's one of the heaviest tracks Pictureplane has ever done, with dark, booming synths that will translate really well on the dancefloor. And while tracks like "Real Is A Feeling" have already proved Pictureplane as a strong vocalist, there's a newfound conviction in his vocals in this song that arguably tops anything he's done to date.

The track will apear on the video game soundtrack for Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with tracks from Killer Mike (listen below), Minus the Bear (listen below), Depeche Mode, The Faint, and others.

All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with all song streams below...

Continue reading "listen to Pictureplane's new song "Pure War," see him with Antwon after Crystal Castles tour (and in New Haven tonight)"

by Bill Pearis

Les Yeux: French for "Blurry Brad Oberhofer"?
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Tonight (4/9) at Pianos is the start of a four-week residency from some band called "Les Yeux." We've never heard of them, the quotes around their name are curious and, oh, word on the street is it's actually Oberhofer, whose new EP, Notalgia, is out April 23. (That's what Mickey the shoeshine guy tells us, at least.) Tickets for all four Tuesday-in-April shows are on sale now.

The openers at the four residency dates are as such: tonight (4/9) the show is with Dinowalrus and Redfoot; April 16 is with Friend Roulette and EL Topo; April 23 is with Carmen Villain and "special guests"; and April 30 is with LODRO and Cowboy Indian Bear.

Whether or not "Les Yeux" turns out to be Oberhofer, you can catch them for sure at Glasslands on May 2 with Celestial Shore and Life Size Maps (tickets), the start of a short tour. Meanwhile, the band have released a second track from Notalgia, the very catchy "You + Me (Still Together In The Future)" and you can stream it below.

Continue reading "Oberhofer streaming new track from 'Notalgia'; "Les Yeux" begin NYC residency at Pianos"

Oberhofer @ The Congress, Chicago 11/10/2012 (more by Chase Turner)
Oberhofer

Oberhofer are back with a new EP, Notalgia, which is out April 23 on Glassnote. You can stream the anthemic first single, "Earplugs," below (via Rolling Stone). Shortly after the new EP's release, Oberhofer will be heading out on a short East Coast tour starting in NYC at Glasslands on May 2 with Celestial Shore and Life Size Maps (tickets). All tour dates are listed, plus the Notalgia album art and song stream, below.

Continue reading "Oberhofer readies 'Notalgia,' touring (dates, stream)"

Osheaga 2013

Osheaga Festival is returning to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 2-4. This year's lineup includes The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Alt-J, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Big Boi, Baauer, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Frightened Rabbit, Angel Haze, Jessie Ware, DIIV, Guards, and many more.

3-Day passes go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon. There are still over 20 artists TBA, but you can browse the complete initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Osheaga Festival 2013 lineup & tickets (The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, New Order and more)"

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Tickets for the Beyonce show at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ go on Live Nation presale today at 10 AM (password: "DAZZLE").

Tickets for the Iron & Wine show at Beacon Theatre go on presale today at 11 AM (password: "GHOST"). Still no word on tickets for the Capitol Theatre show.

Get Up Kids members Matt Pryor and James Dewees, who played Knitting Factory together in January, are playing solo acoustic sets at Maxwell's on April 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

O'Death are playing Le Poisson Rouge on April 23 with Hungry March Band. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Oberhofer are playing Glasslands on May 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Alkaline Trio are playing Best Buy Theater on May 24 with Bayside. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM. An AEG LIve presale starts today at noon and general sale starts Friday (2/22) at noon.

Swedish pop singer Elliphant is playing Glasslands on June 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Hip hop duo FKi, who made the gorgeous beat for Jeremih's "Fuck U All The Time", recently put out their own free mixtape, Transformers N The Hood, on Mad Decent with help from Diplo, Smoke DZA, Natasha Mosley (who sings on "Fuck U All The Time"), Iggy Azalea, and others. They're going on the Certified Trap Tour with DJ Sliink, Loudpvck, and Dirty South Joe, which hits NYC on March 2 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bunbury

Cincinnati, OH festival Bunbury Music Festival is returning for its second year from July 12 - 14, 2013. The lineup was just announced and it includes MGMT (who were also just announced for Firefly Music Festival), The National (who were also just announced for Bonnaroo and have a huge Brooklyn show coming up), Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo (who just announced a tour together, which includes a Prospect Park show), Camera Obscura, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Savoir Adore, Bear Hands, Oberhofer, We Are Scientists, Chairlift, Cake, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Devotchka, Those Darlins, Buffalo Killers, Sky Ferreira, and more.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Cincinnati festival Bunbury Music Festival 2013 lineup & tix (MGMT, The National, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo & more)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - Landline (live @ Snacky Tunes) (MP3)

Ex Cops @ South Street Seaport, 7/13/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Cops

We mentioned before that there was a Sandy relief benefit happening at Cameo on Tuesday (11/13) being presented by Finger on the Pulse / Snacky Tunes folks (Greg and Darin Bresnitz). The benefit also doubles as the release party for Snacky Tunes Vol. 3, the the latest free, downloadable collection of live performances from their internet radio show of the same name that broadcasts on the Heritage Radio network (whose booth is in Roberta's back yard). The new volume includes songs from Wallpaper, Zambri, Spinto Band, Sinkane and Brad Oberhofer who performs a solo acoustic version of "Landline" which you can download at the top of this post.

The line-up for the Cameo release party/benefit has changed since we originally posted about it. Emil & Friends have dropped off the bill, replaced by Ex-Cops. Moon Hooch and Erika Spring with both be performing as well, as mentioned previously, and Computer Magic will be on DJ duty throughout the night. A $5 donation at the door gets you in (feel free to donate more) and all proceeds (as well as 10% of the bar, so drink up) go to the Red Hook Initiative. Updated flyer is below.

Meanwhile, Ex Cops have announced details of their debut album, True Hallucinations, which comes out January 22 via Other Music Recording Co. Produced by John Siket (Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead), the record shows off Brian Harding's strong songwriting chops (and the lovely vocals of Amalie Bruun) over the course of 11 jangly, just-hazy-enough songs that all get straight to the hooks. You can stream "James" from the album below and check out True Hallucination's cover art and tracklist.

Continue reading "listen to new Ex Cops & a live Oberhofer track (MP3 / dates) "

Oberhofer @ MHOW, September 2011 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
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As you may have read, Matt & Kim will open for Passion Pit at Madison Square Garden on February 8. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (10/19) at noon. The cheery duo have shows of their own coming up well before that, playing Terminal 5 on November 15 (tickets) and Wellmont Theatre on November 17 (tickets).

What we haven't told you yet is that Oberhofer will be opening for Matt & Kim on these shows and the rest of the tour for that matter which tonight (10/17) plays Tampa, Fl. When this tour ends, Brad and crew will begin work on the follow-up to this year's Time Capsules II, perhaps using this organ.

An updated list of Oberhofer tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Oberhofer are opening for Matt & Kim who are opening for Passion Pit"

Lightning Bolt in 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
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The Soft Moon at 285 Kent, Oct. 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
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today in NYC
* Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* Andy Laster @ The Stone
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Patrick Wolf @ Joe's Pub
* 4th St. Niteowls @ Barbes
* Big K.R.I.T. @ Irving Plaza
* Sandro Perri @ Mercury Lounge
* Actress, Lotide @ Cameo Gallery
* Et Cetera Festival @ Public Assembly
* Ne-Yo, Third Eye Blind @ The Intrepid
* Maya Rudolph & The Roots @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Dry The River, Houndmouth @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wye Oak, Callers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Soft Moon, Cold Showers, ERAAS @ Glasslands
* Bon Iver, Anais Mitchell @ Radio City Music Hall
* Truth Thomas, Bob Holman and Friends @ The Stone
* Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Joseph Keckler, Mac Wellman @ Issue Project Room
* SSION, House of Ladosha, TEETH @ Santos Party House
* The Beets, Jounce, As If and Good Sports @ Lit Lounge
* Nobunny, Bad Sports, Tough Shits @ Otto's Shrunken Head
* Warm Ghost, WIN WIN, Slam Donahue, Sleepy Kitty @ Pianos
* I am the Heat, Janet Labelle, Velta, Late Runner @ Cake Shop
* The NY Theremin Society Presents: GOOD Vibrations @ Joe's Pub
* Faun Fables, Buxton, Franz Nicolay @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* HEAD w/ Kurt Loder, Rob Sheffield, Julie Klausner @ The Bell House
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story w/ Dave Hill, Rob Cantrell, Garrett Oliver
* Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Cotton Jones, Kishi Bashi @ Central Park Summerstage
* Oberhofer, Darlings, Astral Locket, Kissing is a Crime, Lazyeyes @ Ran Tea House
* Tom Blacklung Smokestacks, Sleepies, Heaven's Gate, Butter The Children @ Big Snow
* Sasha Gohard, LE1F, Mess Kid (DJ Set), 2 Chenz (DJ Set), Farrington G (DJ Set) @ Santos Party House

Tonight's Actress show at Cameo was canceled due to Visa issues.

Lightning Bolt at 285 Kent tonight is sold out but you can still catch them at ATP NY on Friday (same night as Frank Ocean).

Onetime SNL castmember (and Rentals keyboardist) Maya Rudolph is doing Prince covers with The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets sold out, but there are still "limited tickets available at the door" so get there early if this interests U (to put it like Prince).

Tom Shillue's Funny Story returns to Brooklyn Brewery tonight with frequently shirtless Dave Hill, Rob Cantrell, and Garrett Oliver. $10 gets you in and a beer.

For those with a dark streak, Glasslands is hosting a great line-up of goth-influenced bands, including San Francisco's The Soft Moon, Los Angeles' Cold Showers and locals ERAAS. Tickets are still available.

For the more garage-minded, Otto's Shrunken Head hosts tonight Philadelphia's The Tough Shits (9 PM), Denton, TX's The Bad Sports (10 PM) and depraved mask-wearer Nobunny (11 PM). Nobunny and Bad Sports will play again tomorrow (/21)at Bushwick's Living Bread Deli with Xray Eyeballs and Liquor Store.

Oberhofer added a last-minute show tonight at Ran Tea House (right next door to 285 Kent and Glasslands) with Darlings, Astral Locket, Kissing is a Crime and Lazyeyes. $7, doors at 8 PM. Have you seen that T-Mobile ad where Oberhofer plays on a roof? You can watch it below.

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Dirty Projectors just released a video for "About to Die" which incorporates footage from David Longstreth's short film, Hi Custodian, and you can watch it below.

Malka Spigel's new album, Every Day Is Like The First Day, features contributions from Johnny Marr, Stereolab's Andy Ramsay, as well as her husband (and Wire guitarist) Colin Newman. You can stream the whole thing below.

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by Bill Pearis

Oberhofer
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As mentioned before, Oberhofer are playing Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday (8/29) and since we posted about that Bleeding Rainbow and Heavenly Beat have been added to the show, which makes for a pretty solid line-up. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go to the show for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details on how to enter are below.

Bleeding Rainbow's new album, Yeah Right, was supposed to come out October 9 but has now been pushed back to January 29. In the months leading up to it, the band will release a series of 7" singles, the first of which, "Pink Ruff," will be out in October, with "Drift Away" released in November and "Waking Dream" in December. You can stream "Pink Ruff" below and watch the video as well. Bleeding Rainbow head out on tour with Eternal Summers right after the Brooklyn Bowl show and will be back in NYC around CMJ. Updated dates are listed below.

The Brooklyn Bowl show will be the second show for Heavenly Beat in live band form. I caught the group's live debut at Public Assembly a few weeks back, and thought they were pretty good for a first show.

Video, streams and Bleeding Rainbow tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Bleeding Rainbow and Heavenly Beat added to Oberhofer show at Brooklyn Bowl (win tickets!)"

It was two weeks ago that Oberhofer were to have played Hudson Park River Rocks show with The Soft Pack when that damn dechero messed everything up with its high winds, sheets of rain and low-hanging ominous cloud formations most of us had only ever seen in Ghostbusters. While not outside or free, Oberhofer will play Brooklyn Bowl on August 29 where the strikes are of the pin, not lightning, variety. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Oberhofer have made a video for "Crusin FDR" from their enjoyable debut album, Time Capsules II, and you can watch that below.

River Rocks will wrap up the 2012 season tonight (8/9) with Grimes, Wild Nothing and DIIV and the weather looks like it's going to be ok. Doors are at 6PM.

Oberhofer tour dates are listed below along with that video

Continue reading "Oberhofer made a new video (watch it), playing Brooklyn Bowl"

The Soft Pack

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

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

The Soft Pack at Cake Shop in February, 2010 (more by Gabi Porter)
Soft Pack

The Soft Pack will be here at the end of the month, playing the free Hudson River Rocks show on July 26 with Oberhofer. The California band -- who haven't played here in nearly two years -- have added two more NYC shows to take place after the River Rocks show. Those shows happen at Union Pool on July 27 and 28. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

In other Soft Pack news, the band's new, yet-unnamed album is in the can and will be out in September. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Soft Pack playing two Union Pool shows after River Rocks"

Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)
Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...

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ACLACL

After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

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Bumbershoot

The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.

Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...

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