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Sunnyvale is a new Brooklyn venue, located at 1031 Grand St (that's officially East Williamsburg). They've been in "soft open" mode for the last couple weeks (has anyone gone?) but will have their official Grand Opening Party on Saturday (2/6) featuring live sets from Oberhofer and LODRO, plus Psychic TV's Genesis P-Orridge & Edley O'Dowd, and a late-night DJ set from Cassie Ramone. Tickets are on sale.

They're also going to have a regular comedy night, called "Just a Show," which is hosted by Harris Mayersohn and its inaugural night happens February 17 with Aparna Nancherla, Catherine Cohen, Yedoye Travis, Josh Gondelman, and Drew Michael with videos by Mitra Jouhari (tickets).

Tonight (2/5) at Sunnyvale it's Cole, Angels in America, D. Gookin and Jacob Marley. There's also a free Superbowl party with late night karaoke on Sunday (2/7). More events and shows to be announced.

Flyers below...

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Tickets on Sale

Tickets to the five Wolf Parade shows at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the SOPHIE show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Satancide and Les Sans Culottes show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Small Black / Frankie Rose show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Empress Of show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mitski, Mal Devisa, 100% show at Knitting Factory go on sale today at noon.

Oberhofer, High Waisted, Granny, and Junk Boys are playing Baby's All Right on February 4Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the The Movielife show at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Hinds show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pete Yorn show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Lapsley show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Beirut shows at Prospect Park Bandshell and Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Alice Cooper show at State Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM , and his shows at Capitol Theatre and Mayo Center go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the five Killswitch Engage shows at Gramercy Theatre, Bowery Ballroom, Saint Vitus, Marlin Room and Rough Trade go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Young Fathers show at Music Hall of Willimasburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Peter Hook & The Light (performing 'Substance: Joy Division & New Order') show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Smith Street Band, Worriers, and Hard Girls show at Knitting Factory go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Gaz Goombes shows at Rockwood Music Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Petite Noir show at Mercury Lounge go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Earthless shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dr. Dog with Hop Along (3/19) show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon. Tickets for night 1 with The Districts (3/18) are still on sale (same link).

Tickets for the second White Denim show at Bowery Ballroom go o sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Thrice and La Dispute shows at Playstation Theatre and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Greg Dulli and Joseph Arthur show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Weezer and Panic! At The Disco show at Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick shows at Jones Beach, BB&T Pavilion, and PNC Banks Center go on sale at 10 AM.

Yung Lean is playing Webster Hall on March 19Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

The Toilet Boys, The Sweet Things and Battletorn show at Saint Vitus is sold out and they added a second midnight show. Tickets are on sale now.

Bane are playing what they're saying is their last NYC show ever on May 8 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Expire. Tickets are on sale now.

Balance and Composure
Balance & Composure
Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson

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

Balance and Composure, Spill @ Union Pool (BV & Shiner Presents)
We're very excited to be co-presenting this show with Shiner Beers, headlined by the grungy Balance & Composure whose last NYC show was over a year ago at the much larger venue Irving Plaza. Opening is Spill, who recently formed with ex-members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons. Advance tickets are sold out (though if you get there early enough there will be a few tickets sold), but it's a $5 show and each ticket comes with a Shiner beer.

Wavves, Twin Peaks, Steep Leans @ Saint Vitus
Wavves' new album is their most polished yet and their most dedicated to straight-up rockers the whole time. They're an even bigger blast live, and the openers tonight are well-matched. First of two NYC shows.

Laurie Anderson @ Park Avenue Armory
Laurie Anderson's "Habeas Corpus" installation uses "film, sculpture, music, and video to examine the story of Mohammed el Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay." Open to the public during the day, it concludes at night with a celebratory concert and dance party with Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, guitarist Stewart Hurwood, and Anderson herself. This is the first of three nights.

Toro y Moi, Astronauts,etc. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Chillwave survivor Toro Y Moi rediscovered the guitar on his enjoyable new album What For? but his funky, relaxed spirit remains.

Tanya Tagaq "Nanook of the North" @ National Sawdust
Inuit throat singer and Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq has collaborated with Bjork and her live show is considered a "gotta-see-it-live" experience. Tonight she performs a live score to the 1922 silent documentary Nanook of the North.

Sinkane, Justin Strauss @ Good Room
Sinkane, aka multi-talented Brooklynite Ahmed Gallab, has helmed the multi-city William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb tribute concerts, toured with Caribou, and last year released his fifth album, the underrated Mean Love. Entry is free before midnight with RSVP: email goodroomgoodvibes@gmail.com to get on the list.

Ought, LVL UP, Rick Maguire (of Pile) @ Secret Project Robot
Montreal's Ought get compared to Talking Heads a lot which comes across a lot more live than on record (such as their just-released Sun Coming Down). But live you also get why they've got such a fervent following -- frontman Tim Darcy's onstage charisma is hard to ignore. Seeing them at a space like SPR will be extra fun.

Fiasco, Cuntz, Super FM, Turbosleaze @ Palisades
Given their name and their hometown (Melbourne, Australia), you can probably guess what Cuntz sound like: bruising garage punk that's as bitter as vegemite. All good things, mind you.

Salad Boys, Unity @ Elvis Guesthouse
New Zealand's Salad Boys make the kind of fiercely strummed, jangly guitar pop that never really goes out of style (even if it's never exactly in style, either). They just released their terrific new album, Metalmania, via Trouble in Mind.

Sporting Life, Dev Hynes, Teengirl Fantasy, Sadaf, DJ Earl @ Elvis Guesthouse
After the Salad Boys show is the record release party for '55 5's, the new album from Sporting Life (aka Eric Adiele, known for his work as one-third of Ratking). He'll be performing live with HANN, Chris Designs, and special guests, plus DJ sets from Dev Hynes, Teengirl Fantasy and more.

Kehlani, Thundercat, Austin Millz @ FADER + vitaminwater
The alt-R&B bubble hasn't completely burst, as promising new artists like Kehlani are continuing to prove. Bass wizard Thundercat makes this a very cool double bill.

Eskimeaux, Told Slant, Attic Abasement, Real Life Buildings @ Baby's All Right
Eskimeaux's 2015 album OK is one of the brightest pop albums to come out of the whole Northeast DIY thing that's been going on lately. Eskimeaux is part of the Epoch collective, and fellow Epoch band Told Slant are worth catching too.

Alberich, Azar Swan, Lussuria @ The Acheron
It's a cool bill all around at the Acheron tonight with one-man industrial band Alberich, goth pop band Azar Swan, and dark ambient musician Lussuria.

Future Punx, Pill, Wall @ Alphaville
With songs flowing into each other and callbacks/codas to others, Future Punx's debut album is a gleaming, seamless, fun, and highly danceable dystopian look our our post-everything world. Tonight's the record release party.

Boytoy, Raccoon Fighter, Savants @ Good Room
Brooklyn trio BOYTOY make no-nonsense, ultra-catchy, punky indie rock and tonight is the release party for their debut album.

Oberhofer, Honduras @ Rough Trade
Brad Oberhofer will released his new album, Chronovisions in August which is more of his cheerful brand of indie rock/pop.

GGOOLLDD, NO/NO @ Rockwood Music Hall
These two Milwaukee bands have been on tour together and they hit NYC tonight: GGOOLLDD make big-sounding synthpop and NO/NO are kinda Joy Division-y.

Ibeyi, Vicktor Taiwò, Janelle Kroll @ Webster Hall
XL-signed French-Cuban duo Ibeyi make soulful downtempo pop on their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year.

Wolf Alice, Drenge, Made Violent @ Warsaw
If you like the more mainstream side of '90s alternative rock, buzzy UK bands Wolf Alice and Drenge might be your thing.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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CMJ is less than a month away and the fest have just released the schedule, which you can peruse by time or venue. There's also a free mobile app that can be downloaded via iTunes or Google Play. A few new additions to the 2015 lineup have been announced. Empress Of, who just played Music Hall of Williamsburg and Pop Montreal, has been added to the Glass Animals show at Terminal 5 on October 15 (tickets). Other newly-added artists include Jessica Lee Mayfield, Kaitlyn, LACED, Oberhofer, PC Worship, Wet, and the sold-out Dungen/Quilt show at Baby's (which we figured was a CMJ show already). CMJ is selling showpasses ($149) again this year, which is like a badge but you don't have access to the industry side of the festival. Like badges, entry into official shows is based on capacity.

Speaking of Baby's, they'll be serving late night breakfast during CMJ from Tuesday (10/13) through Saturday (10/17). Details are still TBA. BrooklynVegan will be spending a lot of time at Baby's during CMJ with an official showcase on Wednesday and free day parties on Friday and Saturday.

Rough Trade, meanwhile, has been designated as the "official Brooklyn hang spot" for CMJ and you can get 10% off select merch with your badge.

Dog and Frong

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Cayetana, Chumped, Worriers and Thin Lips show at Baby's All Right this Saturday (8/15) are on sale now.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus shows at Irving Plaza on Saturday (8/15) at MHOW on Tuesday (8/18) are on sale now.

$3 RSVP is open for the Against Me!, Cakes Da Killa and Big Eyes Red Bull Sound Select show in Asbury Park, curated by BrooklynVegan.

Glassjaw (whose rhythm section reportedly left the band) will play an Asbury Park show opening for Coheed & Cambria on October 11 at Stone Pony Summer Stage. Tickets go on Live Nation/Music Geeks/WSOU/Venue presales at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/14) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and You Blew It! shows at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM. You Blew It! also play two smaller NYC shows with Sorority Noise this weekend.

Tickets for the Ash show at Gramercy Theatre go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales at 10 AM.

Toronto's July Talk will return to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on November 20 with Little Hurricane. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon, with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.

Oberhofer plays Rough Trade on October 2. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.

Tickets for the Dillinger Four and Night Birds show at MHOW go on AmEx presale at noon. No presale for the Vitus show.

Tickets for the Hop Along and Radiator Hospital show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Saintseneca, The Sidekicks and Yowler show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale at noon. The Sidekicks also have a Silent Barn show with All Dogs this month (no advance tickets).

Tickets for the YACHT show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Autre Ne Veut show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for Severed Heads' first NYC show in 25 years at Rough Trade (moved from Santos) are on sale now.

Frankie Cosmos already has a Shea Stadium show on 8/22 (tickets), and she added a Palisades show for September 19 with No One and The Somebodies, Thelma, and Yours Are the Only Ears. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Potty Mouth, Crying and Heliotropes play Shea Stadium on September 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Art Garfunkel plays Carnegie Hall on October 3. Tickets go on sale Thursday (8/13) at 11 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

photo: Pattern is Movement @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Pattern is Movement, Ava Luna, SHRAF @ Baby's All Right
With odd harmonies and time signatures and unconventional configurarion, Philadelphia's Pattern is Movement are one-of-a-kinds. And after tonight's show, sadly, they'll be no more. Go say goodbye tonight (and the openers are good too).

Eighth Blackbird, Will Oldham, Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon @ Prospect Park
New music sextet Eighth Blackbird are teaming up with some pretty impressive guests for this free Celebrate Brooklyn show: singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), jazz/experimental guitar great Bill Frisell, and another singer/songwriter, Sam Amidon.

KEN mode, Pyrrhon, Fight Amp, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
KEN mode ditched their more metallic past on their new Steve Albini-recorded album for a post-hardcore/noise rock sound similar to some of the stuff Albini was recording in the late '80s/early '90s. Their tourmates Fight Amp also have a new post-hardcore album out, but more on the sludgy punk side. Pyrrhon celebrate their spastic new EP, Grown Without End, at this show. And locals Couch Slut have nothing new to support, but they're not to miss either. Great bill all around.

Shamir, Soft Lit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shamir's debut album, Ratchet (which he made at Silent Barn), is likeable dance pop not too far from Hot Chip's universe. Tonight's sold-out show is his biggest in NYC yet.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. This is night 2 of 2.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Mercury Lounge
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live tonight. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Black Milk w/ live band Nat Turner + Skyzoo, MAHD, Blues Brovas, HANiF @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Black Milk is continuing to support album #5, If There's A Hell Below, which came out last year. Tonight, his full-band tour returns to NYC.

Bigwig, Make War, Slow Children, Up for Nothing @ Grand Victory
NJ punks Bigwig played their home state earlier this year, but they haven't played NYC in ten years. That changes tonight, before they head to Canada for this weekend's Amnesia Rockfest.

Turquoise Jeep, Pants Velour, TT The Artist @ Brooklyn Bowl
Smang it with YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Oberhofer @ Neuhouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this intimate show.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Spoon at SXSW 2015 (more by Jesse Deflorio)

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

Spoon, The Antlers @ The Wick
Spoon are such a consistently good band it's easy to take them for granted. Last year's They Want My Soul was yet another winner in their catalog. This is their second of two Brooklyn shows this week with The Antlers.

Ghostface Killah @ Good Room
Ghostface Killah has a tour coming up with fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, where they'll be playing Rae's 1995 debut in full. But Ghostface also put new music out this year (a very good collaborative album with Badbadnotgood) and has more on the way, which maybe we'll get to hear some of tonight.

Reigning Sound, Quitty and the Don'ts @ Union Pool
Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are stopping in NYC tonight to play this show before heading off on a European tour.

Biz Markie, Masta Ace @ Herbert Von King Park
This free SummerStage show brings two New York vets together, Biz Markie and Masta Ace. Biz hasn't released new music in years, though "Just A Friend" is probably never going out of style. Ace returned this year with a new album from his group eMC, The Tonite Show.

Slayer @ The Paramount
Thrash metal legends Slayer are releasing a new album called Repentless on 9/11, but ahead of that they've got four NYC-area shows. This is the second of a two-night stand at The Paramount, and they return for two more in July with King Diamond, Code Orange and others.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. Tonight's his first of two shows at BB King's this week, and if you're going, just don't request any heavy metal.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Rough Trade
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live today and tomorrow in NYC.

Oberhofer @ Elvis Guesthouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this very intimate show.

Damien Rice, Josh Ritter @ Prospect Park
It's a night of folk under the stars with Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice whose 2014 album My Favourite Faded Fantasy was his first in eight years.

Ask Me Another ft. Jim Gaffigan & Jeannie Gaffigan @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features married couple Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan, who co-created TV Land's new The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Active Child, Low Roar @ Bowery Ballroom
The harpist with a flair for glitchy R&B plays his second NYC show of the week in celebration of his new album Mercy.

Sam Amidon @ The Saint (NJ)
Sam will be performing with collaborator Bill Frisell and his trio on Thursday in Prospect Park, but you can catch the talented songwriter on his own tonight in Asbury Park.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Jonathan Toubin is halfway through his "2015 NYC Subway Tour" where he's got a DJ gig every night in January. Tonight (1/13) he's at LES bar Local 138 where he's spinning with Stephanie Husky and Aaron McCann. After the month's tour ends, Toubin will only slow down slightly. He's just announced the New York Night Train & Panache Booking Planned Parenthood Valentine's Day Benefit which happens on February 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Jon Spencer Blue Explosion are headlining, with additional performances by Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Julianna Barwick, Austin Brown (Parquet Courts), Cassie Ramone (The Babies, ex-Vivian Girls), Brad Oberhofer (Oberhofer), Crocodiles, EZTV, and Christian Peslak (Saint Rich/Delicate Steve). There will also a "Village of Love Dance," a "V-day Raffle with fabulous local prizes" a dating game and more TBA. Toubin will be the DJ for the evening.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/14) at noon and proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood.

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)

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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Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (Oberhofer, Arthur Beatrice, Mike Birbiglia, Sleepers Work, Landlady, Rhett Miller & more)"

Deerhoof at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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

Small Black

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.


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)

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)"


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
bandname @ venue - date
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...

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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...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Splashh - Sun Kissed Bliss (MP3)


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.

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by Andrew Sacher

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

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...

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by Bill Pearis

Les Yeux: French for "Blurry Brad Oberhofer"?
the eyes have itthe eyes have it

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.

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

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.

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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...

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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.


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...

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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.

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Oberhofer @ MHOW, September 2011 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

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.

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