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by Bill Pearis

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Unlike a lot of bands that call NYC/Brooklyn home, duo Jack and Eliza actually grew up here and have been friends since childhood. Now musical partners, Jack and Eliza make winsome pop, at this point just letting their guitars and voices convey their charms. If you liked the early, stripped-down days of Slow Club with a little Beach Boys/Everly Brothers influence, they're pretty appealing. Jack and Eliza will release their debut EP, No Wonders, via Yebo Music later this summer and you can stream "Hold the Line" (not a Toto cover) below.

We've also got the premiere of a brand new song, "Simple Strait," via a live video shot at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room studios. The song might be on their debut full-length which they're working on. Watch that below.

You can also see Jack and Eliza play live. Catch them Friday (7/11) at Rooftop Films at Metrotech Commons that also features a series of "twisted, romantic short films." That event is free and more details are here. They'll also open for Ski Lodge at Glasslands on August 23 with Rumors on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale.

Jack and Eliza have a few other East Coast dates scheduled and all are listed, along with the song stream and video premiere, below...

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The War On Drugs at Cameo in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
War On Drugs

Mark Mulcahy @ Calvin Theatre, 1/13/2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Mulcahy

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

The War On Drugs, Doug Keith, Sore Eros @ Bowery Ballroom
The War on Drugs sound better than ever on their new album, Lost in the Dream, which takes the sound they honed on 2011's Slave Ambient and expands on it. Tonight they begin their sold-out 3-night run in NYC. Openers include Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith and Kurt Vile collaborator Sore Eros.

Marissa Nadler, Mt. Royal, Ballet School, Pins, Simon Raymonde DJ set @ Baby's All Right
UK label Bella Union just launched an American arm, and tonight celebrate with a full line-up of their bands, many of whom are over from the UK (and just played SXSW). Label head (and former Cocteau Twins bassist) Simon Raymonde will DJ throughout the night too.

Rey Pila, The Midnight Hollow, Rumors @ Glasslands
Mexico City's Rey Pila are signed to Julian Casablancas'  Cult Records which should give you a hint about the kind of rocky pop they play. Having just played SXSW, the band are spending some time at their label's home, and playing this show tonight while here.

Shark?, Life Size Maps, Mean Creek, Toons, Gross Relations @ Pianos
It's the third night of LIfe Size Maps' Pianos residency, and this one's presented by Old Flame Records whose catchy gargage rock band Shark? headlines the night.

Mark Mulcahy @ Lincoln Center
In 2013, the former Miracle Legion and Polaris singer released his first solo album in eight years and it was very good to have his raggedly emotive vocals warming you like a great be hug again. Tonight's show is part of the American Songbook Series.

Cashmere Cat, Trippy Turtle, Obey City @ MHOW
Dance your ass off to Cashmere cat at this sold out show with Trippy Turtle and Obey City.

Cashmere Cat afterparty w/ Yolo Bear, Obey City @ Baby's All Right
Do it again at 11 PM at Baby's All Right after the MHOW show.

Woman's Hour, Future Of What @ Mercury Lounge
This London four-piece have been together since 2011, and over the course of a handful of singles have carved out an identifiable sound: chilled-out pop, heavy on synths but strictly slow-dance material. Comparisons to The xx are not entirely off-mark, but the quartet aren't quite that minimal. Having just played SXSW, they're in NYC for two shows, this being the first.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
Tonight The xx begin their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Chlöe Howl @ The Box
British pop singer Chloe Howl had some buzz behind her for last week's appearances at SXSW, and now NYC gets a chance to see her at swanky Manhattan venue The Box.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word yet on tonight's lineup but you can check Max's Twitter.

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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by Bill Pearis

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It's been a while since I have played my own songs for anybody. I guess since the last Secret Machines record was released in 2008, I have been busy mixing and producing music for other bands (Russian Circles, School of Seven Bells) or playing in other bands (Interpol). I never intended to wait this long - five years has flown by. I am excited to introduce my new project to you, finally.

- Brandon Curtis

While Secret Machines stay in hibernation, Brandon Curtis has a new project called Cosmicide which, from the sounds of first released track "Talos' Corpse," is a little more keyboard-driven than his previous band. But his sense of dynamics, such a factor in Secret Machines' best work, is still evident here. You can stream it below.

Cosmicide have just announced their first-ever live shows which will happen on the East Coast next week. They include an NYC show at Cameo on December 16. Rumors also play the show and tickets are on sale now.

Dates are listed, along with the Cosmicide track stream, below...

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by Bill Pearis

El Sportivo

Brooklyn band El Sportivo & The Blooz will release their debut album, Nights & Weekends, next week (2/26) via White Iris, the label that gave us early tastes of Best Coast, Guards and FIDLAR. As the band's name implies, they've got a dusty, bluesy rock sound and we've got the premiere of the album's lead track, "Breaks My Heart," which you can stream below.

The band will play a record release show in NYC on February 27 at Pianos which is also part of the last week of Cascading Slopes and Ludwig Persik's residency there. Rumors and Twin Wave also play and advance tickets are available.

El Sportivo & The Blooz will also play another NYC show at The Gutter on March 9. They've got a couple LA shows this week as well and all tour dates are listed below...

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Johnny Foreigner

UK indie rockers Johnny Foreigner are currently touring North American and will play NYC tonight (11/6) at Glasslands with Motive and Rumors. Tickets are still available. All upcoming tour dates are below.

The group haven't toured this side of the Atlantic in a couple years. Maybe some of you, like me, caught them at CMJ 2008. I saw JF at a day party at Public Assembly and my main recollection from that show -- besides them being pretty good -- was that singer Alexei Berrow was absolutely drenched in sweat by the second song. They put their all into it. You can stream Johnny Foreigner's 2011 album, Johnny Foreigner vs Everything, below and is recommended for fans of Los Campesinos! (with whom they've toured) and other spazzy/anthemic guitar pop.

Album stream and tour dates are listed below.

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CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

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Gotye at Webster Hall in March (more by Ryan Muir
Gotye

Last Friday (6/29), it was revealed that CNN was among the group of news outlets (including Fox News and The Huffington Post) who wrongly reported that the individual mandate central to President Obama's health care legislation was struck down. As you know, and as they quickly corrected, the court actually ruled that the provision could be upheld as a tax. In a statement regarding the incident, CNN senior vice president Sam Feist said, "Today we failed to adhere to our own standard, namely it's better to be right than to be first. We take mistakes seriously, especially mistakes on such important stories." (via Huffington Post).

Obamacare isn't the only thing that CNN has gotten wrong in the past week though. NME reports that last night (7/1), CNN's iReport program broadcasted that Gotye had committed suicide. Here's the statement: "'At 4:32 AM EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. He was pronounced dead at 4.45AM, and the investigation concluded that the cause of death was suicide.'' Meanwhile, Gotye took to twitter soon after, tweeting, "I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles." CNN has since removed the post. Tim Shiel of Gotye's touring band had fun with the mishap, and took to twitter himself, saying, "it saddens me to confirm the news of @gotye's passing- he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow" and "don't panic the @gotye world tour is still going ahead, with special guest Terence Trent D'arby. its what wally would have wanted" (referencing Gotye's birth name, Wouter "Wally" De Backer and Terence Trent D'arby, one of the singers who briefly took over when fellow Australian band INXS replaced their lead singer). So for anyone who may have been worried by CNN's false report, Gotye will be live and well for his North American tour which hits NYC twice in September.

In other more exciting CNN news, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who has avoided talking about his personal life for years, finally came out as gay. In an email to Andrew Sullivan (who is also an openly gay news reporter), Cooper said, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

Pavement

I kept seeing "Pavement Reunion" rumor headlines last week, but I ignored them because the boy has cried "Pavement Reunion" one too many times to be taken seriously anymore, but then someone pointed me to this article this morning that actually makes it seem like there might be something behind it this time.....

The band have pencilled in the forthcoming Matador Records party, due to be held in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record label's conception, as a possible date for their live return.
In the meantime, the latest Stephen Malkmum & The Jicks tour dates are below....

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