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photo: Parquet Courts @ Ground Control Touring 15th anniversary (more by Mimi Hong)
Parquet Courts

Baby's All Right have finally announced who the "secret band" is tonight (1/27): it's Parquet Courts, which makes sense, as the show also has Florida's Soda, who just released an EP on PC singer/guitarist Andrew Savage's Dull Tools label. B Boys, who have an EP coming out on Captured Tracks, open this late show. Advance tickets are sold out, but 100 spots will be available at the door starting at 9 PM. Doors are at 10:30 PM with the show starting at 11.

Parquet Courts will be touring in February, and are playing a few festivals this spring, including Marfa Myths and Levitation. All dates are listed below.

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Mystery Date

Last time Baby's All Right teased a secret show, it turned out to be Blood Orange. They've announced another one happening on Wednesday, January 27. Baby's hasn't really dropped any hints about this one, but tickets ($15) are on sale and they say "only a few tickets left."

Any guesses on what this might be?

by Bill Pearis

Deerhoof @ DbA 11/2/20014 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)

Sunday night (11/2) was the start of Death by Audio's final three weeks in existence. Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy who run the space have been promising lots of suprises and last night's mystery headliner was Deerhoof whose new album, La Isla Bonita, is out this week (11/4). (You can stream it at NPR.) They played a super-fun set with Satomi Matsuzaki in dancemode the whole time, guitarists John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez bouncing off each other, and Greg Saunier beating the shit out of his drums. This was a real treat. Deerhoof officially start their tour with three consecutive nights at Baby's All Right -- you can still get tickets to the first two (11/4 & 11/5), but the third night (11/6) with Trans Am and White Reaper is sold out.

In other DbA "special guest" news, Thursday's show (11/6) with Woolen Men had a TBA headliner but that's now been revealed to be Woods. Which makes sense, Woolen Men's last album was released on Woodsist and they opened for Woods for the BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Baby's back in April. The DbA Woods show also features Nonhorse and Lame Drivers and is $10 at the door.

Tonight's Tyvek show with Taiwan Housing Project and Ivy also has a "Special Guests" and DbA's site says they're "(another monster!)."

Sunday (11/9) is Pujol, Shellshag and a "Special Guest" that seems kinda obvious.

Tuesday night (11/4), DbA is headlined by a reunited Coasting, plus the return of the old two-person lineup of Reading Rainbow (now a four-piece Bleeding Rainbow) as well as The Ar-Kaics and Roya.

In other news, on Thursday, DbA launches an Death by Art that will happen not only in the main showspace but all over the adjacent facility, including "The Ranch" where the late night portion of this year's Halloween show (with Aa) took place and other nooks and crannies:

Death By Audio is closing its doors on November 22nd, so for the last 16 days we'll be opening up the entire floor to the public as an art installation. There will be murals, sculptures, interactive media, projections, sound art, and indie arcade cabinets installed in the hallways and the ranch.

The art show is FREE on THURSDAY NOV 6TH plus every Saturday-Sunday from 2PM-7PM until NOVEMBER 22ND.

The art show will ALSO be open to the patrons of the venue EVERY EVENING from 8PM to MIDNIGHT included with the price of admission.

You can check out a map of all the Death by Art installations here, and a full list of contributing artists is below. In other art news, DbA is making really nice posters for many of these final shows (both Dirty on Purpose on Saturday, and Deerhoof got them) which are available for purchase ($10) at the bar, so look out for those.

Video of Deerhoof performing new song "Paradise Girls" at Death by Audio last night, plus "Death by Art" info, below...

Continue reading "Deerhoof were Sunday's surprise headliners at DbA; Woods playing on Thursday which is also 'Death by Art' launch"

UPDATE: It's at Erasmus Hall High School.

Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond

Way before TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vivian Girls, Grizzly Bear, DIIV, Parquet Courts, A Place to Bury Strangers and the So So Glos... before the Lordz of Brooklyn, Type O Negative, Life of Agony and Biohazard from Brooklyn, NY... before Jay-Z, B.I.G, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lil Kim, GZA, RZA, and The Beastie Boys... before Pat Benatar even, there was a musician who was proud to be from Brooklyn and who made Brooklyn proud... no, not Barbara Streisand. I'm talking about NEIL DIAMOND!

Is it possible though that Neil Diamond has NEVER actually played in Brooklyn? That's what they're saying. They're also saying that's going to change after Neil announces the location of a secret show happening this Monday in Brooklyn. The location will be announced Monday (9/29) at 8am by Neil. Doors to the show open at 5pm. Neil plays at 6. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Stay tuned.

Where do you think he's playing?

UPDATE: It's at Erasmus Hall High School.

Neil Diamond's new record "Melody Road" is out October 21. That's the cover art above. Track list and a new song and video from it, below...

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Julian Casablancas @ Shea Stadium (via thedirtygrand)
Julian Casablancas

Blood Orange @ Shea Stadium (via noahisawesome)
Blood Orange

As predicted, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas played a secret show with his new band The Voidz at cozy Brooklyn DIY joint Shea Stadium tonight (9/22). They were billed as "Rawk Hawks", and played after "Naranja Bausch" who ended up being Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange who played new songs (Naranja is Spanish for Orange). Big Ups, not a secret at all, opened the Monday night show.

Did you get in? Julian's friend and labelmate Har Mar Superstar did. How was the show?

Julian tours bigger venues in October.

Duo de Twang

As mentioned, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang are playing two late 'Sleep No More' shows at the McKittrick Hotel this week (2/26 & 2/27). Thursday is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Wednesday show, and you now have one more chance to catch the Primus frontman while he's in town. Earlier in the evening, before the second McKittrick show (2/27), Duo de Twang will be playing a very intimate show at a secret Brooklyn location. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show, and we'll reveal the location on Thursday morning (we can say it's at 7 PM). Tickets will only be available at the door, and will be extremely limited due to the size of the room, but if you want to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details below.

If you can't make the show, it will be streaming live via TourGigs.com at 7 PM EST. Updated Duo de Twang tour dates, which also include SXSW, are listed below.

Continue reading "Les Claypool's Duo de Twang playing secret, BV-presents NYC show, which will stream live ++ win tix! (updated dates)"


As mentioned, Marc Maron is taping a new comedy special at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (4/15) over two performances. Those are sold out, but Marc revealed via Twitter that as a warm-up he'll be performing at Union Hall on Sunday (4/14) at 10 PM. No advance tickets. This is happening after the Creaghead & Company comedy show that happens earlier that night.

Marc's IFC series, Maron, debuts May 3 and you can watch a couple 30-second previews below. He's also got a few other live dates coming up and those are listed below too.

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photos by PSquared Photography

Spiritualized @ Secret Project Robot 4/2/2013

Spiritualized surprised nearly everyone yesterday by announcing they'd be playing tiny Bushwick DIY space Secret Project Robot that night (4/2) as a warm-up to their West Coast tour that includes stops at both Coachella weekends. SPR let in maybe 150 people, and Jason Pierce and his band (which includes Oneida drummer Kid Millions on this go-round) ran though a dozen songs, including "Walkin' with Jesus" by Jason's old band, Spacemen 3 (It was on the setlist, but got cut).

Setlist, more pics and quite a bit of video from last night's Spiritualized show are below.

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photos by Chase Turner

Grimes & friends @ Metro in Chicago - 10/23/2012

To quote our photographer Chase Turner, "Grimes played a very sold out show at Metro with openers Myths and Elite Gymnastics. Grimes decorated the stage with children's dolls (Pikachu, Teletubbie, Totoro) and had dancers with green/blue hair with dark face paint crawling around the stage bizarrely." Pictures from that show, which happened Tuesday night in Chicago, are in this post.

Grimes is now in NYC for four sold out shows in a row starting tonight (10/25). Each show has different openers, and they look like this:

THURSDAY: Myths, Mykki Blanco
FRIDAY: secret guest, Elite Gymnastics
SATURDAY: Myths, Blue Hawaii
SUNDAY: Elite Gymnastics, Majical Cloudz
The middle two shows are at Bowery Ballroom. The first and last are at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Blue Hawaii (Raphaelle from Braids) also plays Cameo Friday with Opossom and ARMS. Maybe you caught them during CMJ, or maybe you caught Braids.

Majical Cloudz also had a show at Pianos earlier this week with Popstrangers, and one night before Opossom played there.

I wonder who the unannounced Grimes opener is. More pictures from Chicago below...

Continue reading "Grimes on tour w/ Elite Gymnastics & Myths, now in NYC for 4 shows (one with a secret guest), played Metro in Chicago (pics)"

Question Mark

Not a lot of big acts at CMJ this year. Bowery Ballroom still has one night empty, and their Saturday night was just filled with the announcement that Wild Nothing is playing there twice (Saturday with Braids and Sunday with Merchandise). But now comes a last minute announcement that the Wednesday night of CMJ will be headlined by "Special Surprise Guest". SKATERS, San Cisco, Pacific Air, and Solid Gold open the show which goes on sale Wednesday at noon. Would you buy a ticket to a show if you didn't know who was playing?

Secret Show

There's a secret show at Bowery Electric on Sunday (5/20) after Bold. At first I assumed it was somehow related to the post-BNB Ball hardcore show, but then BBG pointed out it seems unlikely since it's listed as 21+. What do you think?

by BBG

Tragedy at Emo's during Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)

Tragedy will release their new Billy-Anderson-produced LP Darker Days Ahead officially next week, but the band has been dropping copies of the release at shows on their current tour. Look for that release at a merch table near you at the dates below, including the NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on 5/12 with Boston Strangler, Sickoids and Perdition. Tickets are still available for that one.

Tragedy played the Echoplex in LA last week and you can watch all of their set which includes a fair number of new tunes, below.

Tragedy's Louisville show is with Shaved Women (who play will NYC too), and Coliseum who will be without long-time bassist Mike Pascal who, as discussed on BV Chicago, has left the band.

Speaking of Coliseum, Ryan Patterson (of Coliseum)'s band, Black God, will be hitting the road for a string of tour dates including TWO in NYC, and both on May 26th. The first, a day show, will go down at ABC No Rio while the second, a night show, will be "announced day of show!" No word on exactly what or where that show might be, but stay tuned.

All tour dates, streams, and that Tragedy video, below...

Continue reading "Tragedy release "Darker Days Ahead"; Coliseum lose longtime bassist; Black God playing NYC (twice in one day)"

photos by Rebecca Reed, words by BBG


After seeing Refused at Terminal 5 last night (4/23, pictures coming), I wasn't interested in a second round within hours of the first, so I headed to Young Widows at Saint Vitus instead (pictures on the way). But there's no denying that seeing the reunited band, who just played two giant shows in NYC and giant shows at Coachella, in a small DIY space in Brooklyn, aka Acheron, is a rare opportunity. And that's exactly where they played for the third time in two NYC days last night around 1am.

Hopefully you caught my tweet in time to get in. Refused predictably packed the room to the gills via word-of-mouth with lines wrapping around the block. Pictures and video from that surprise appearance are below...

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Andrew Bird's Sonic Arboretum exhibit in Chicago (more by Matt Ziegler)
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird's peeps report:

New Yorkers - I wanted to let you know about a tiny little show happening tomorrow night in Brooklyn at the Bell House that may be of interest to those on [Andrew Bird's mailing list...it's a band called the The USELESS CREATURES (wink wink) and they'll be rocking the house for an early evening show...8:00pm. Tickets go on sale this morning HERE
Andrew Bird's upcoming tour brings him to NYC for two nights at Beacon Theater.

photos by Jessica Amaya

Dum Dum Girls @ Cake Shop - 2/6/12
Dum Dum Girls

As hinted earlier and then 100% confirmed before showtime, Dum Dum Girls & Widowspeak layed Cake Shop last night (2/6) with The Babies, and Punks on Mars. It looked like both Widowspeak and Dum Dum Girls were sporting new bass players. Here are some pictures.

Three of the four bands (sans The Babies) will play again at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (2/7, tickets) and at Maxwell's on 2/11 (tickets). Both NYC-area shows are part of a larger tour for Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak. All DDG dates, including the recently-announced Sasquatch, and more pictures from Cake Shop, below...

Continue reading "Dum Dum Girls & Widowspeak played a secret show @ Cake Shop w/ the Babies & Punks on Mars (pics) "

Black Keys

The Black Keys are releasing their new album El Camino via Nonesuch on 12/5 and will play a NYC show at a TBA venue on that same day. Stay tuned for more details and for the chance to win a pair of guaranteed entry tickets to the show (it might be free) right here on BrooklynVegan.

Meanwhile you can catch The Black Keys on Saturday Night Live this weekend (12/3) along with host Steve Buscemi, and you can stream five new songs at the band's site. They're also hitting Colbert (12/6) and Letterman (12/7) while in town.

this is the actual show flyer, and a screenshot of Little Shalimar's Facebook...
Union PoolUnion Pool
Union Pool

My first guess, based on multiple clues above, is The Phenomenal Handclap Band, though then I don't get what the secret is all about. Who do you think is playing with Little Shalimar and Tit n Twat at Union Pool tonight (7/12)?

UPDATE: Antibalas, who also plays Fort Greene Park today, makes much more sense (thanks Andrew)

Puro Instinct

The "special guest" playing Pianos Friday night with Selebrities is Puro Instinct whose tour with John Maus just brought them to both Glasslands and Mercury Lounge. Pics from Mercury Lounge are on the way, and we already talked about Glasslands (though briefly). If you missed it, Bill wrote:

" I caught [John Maus and Puro Instinct[ at Glasslands. Maus' show, which shouldn't work, does thanks to his dedication and intensity. A little goes a long way, though. (I really like the new album, I should say.) Puro Instict can really sing and play... better songs will come with time. They're young."
What did you think?

The Pianos show is a benefit for human trafficking survivors and advanced tickets are on sale. Slowdance, Yvette, Care Bears on Fire (even younger than Puro Instinct) and Blissed Out DJs are also on the bill.

Updated Puro Instinct tour dates, and a video they posted with a current Kickstarter campaign they have going, below...

Continue reading "Puro Instinct played Glasslands & Mercury Lounge, are the secret guest Friday night @ Pianos (updated dates)"

James Blake @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
James Blake
James Blake

today in NYC
* Reggie Watts Radio Play
* Peter Garland @ The Stone
* Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
* Paul Simon @ Beacon Theatre
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* The Growlers, Ba Babes @ Maxwell's
* Vaz, Dead Rider, Bbigpigg @ Cake Shop
* The Steven Lugerner Septet @ Barbes
* James Blake DJ set @ Tammany Hall
* Yo La Tengo, The Baxx Sisis @ The Bell House
* James Blake, Active Child @ Bowery Ballroom
* Phosphorescent, Family Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Brenn, The Stationary Set @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Chris Thile, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan @ Starland Ballroom
* Velnias, Ruin Lust, Lonesummer, Ithi @ The Acheron
* Sleigh Bells, CSS, Mr. Dream, Seagull @ Webster Hall
* Princeton, High Highs, NewVillager, Ivana XL @ Glasslands
* Drop the Lime, Cubic Zirconia @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Malajube, Deleted Scenes, Pretty & Nice, Bozmo @ The Rock Shop
* Destruction, Heathen, Warbeast, No Remission @ Highline Ballroom
* Manchester Orchestra, Cage The Elephant, O'Brother @ Terminal 5
* New York Funk Exchange Rocks Off Concert Cruise on The Halfmoon
* Kill to Kill, Gross Relations, Raccoon Fighter, The Horehound @ Don Pedro
* D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Zachary Cale Band, Gray Goods @ Union Pool
* Robot Princess, Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players, Meshach Jackson @ Pianos
* Dinosaur Feathers, The Armchairs, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Horses Mouth @ DBA
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Generationals, People Get Ready, Phil & The Osophers @ Mercury Lounge
* MATA fest w/ Corey Dargel, Angleica Negron, Dither, Cantori NY, Chris Danforth and the Danforths, Florent Ghys @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Prince Rama, Pikachu-Makoto (members of mems Acid Mothers Temple, Afrirampo), Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun, Mugu Guymen @ Monster Island Basement

James Blake is here.

Paul McCartney's son James McCartney is not here (or just not feeling well) (Rockwood Music Hall show cancelled).

Someone billed as "McQueen & Hall & Oates" is playing Rockwood tonight though. I'm not sure who it is, but if this tweet was meant to be a hint, than don't get your hopes up I guess. That said, I have no idea.

Oh and tickets are back on sale for the Chris Thile shows happening at Rockwood tonight and tomorrow.

We're giving away tix for the Ben Sollee shows happening at Rockwood tomorrow and the next day, via Facebook.

check out This Week in Indie

We're giving away tix on Facebook to tonight's Drop the Lime gig.

We're also giving away tix to the upcoming School of Seven Bells, Sun Airway, White Lies show at Terminal 5 on Facebook.

Floor appeared on Fox TV's Red Eye. Video below...

Steve Earle performed a song from his new album live on SiriusXM. Video below...

What else?

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Modern WeeperS

After a week of research with no leads, I'm now asking you... Who are The Modern Weepers? According to Mercury Lounge's website (they play there on May 27th)...

"The Modern Weepers are a three piece band from Manchester, England. Well travelled and well known in their native England, The Modern Weepers continue to thrill audiences and critics alike with their electronic melodies and classic Mope Rock lyrics. Led by Mancunian frontman Gary Dibble and co frontman "Hugh," they are backed up by the American Chet Skinship on keyboards. Since Gary's recent release from Her Majesty's Prison in Wormwood Scrubs for political protests (Miners strike) and "Hugh's" "acquittal" on morals charges, the Modern Weepers will begin their 10 city USA tour on Friday, May 27th at New York City's prestigious Mercury Lounge."
Whoever they are, tickets are on sale.

We're not 100% who's playing The Rock Shop on August 18, but I couldn't help notice that the date is the day before Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 songs at Bowery Ballroom and that opener Tyburn Saints recently posted a Galaxie 500 video to their facebook page. $5 Tickets are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Dean & Britta play a free show this Sunday in Phoenicia, NY.

"Seth" @ Union Pool - July 24, 2010 (amythistle)

TheDeathSet, No Age, Lightning Bolt and Cap'n Jazz play today's free Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn Bowl. Afterwards? Well, Cap'n Jazz is playing Maxwell's (yes, they are), and it looks like a band with five letters total in their name (?? ???) are headlining that Universal Order Of Armageddon show at Death By Audio. hmm...

Speaking of secret shows, Les Savy Fav guitarist Seth Jabour is getting married. To celebrate, his bandmates held him a bachelor party at Union Pool last night which was a ladies-only Les Savy Fav concert. That's a picture taken at the show above. One more, along with the invite, below...

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Top Secret

Ticketweb has a secret.

Green Day on stage after their musical (via)
Green Day

The Broadway show "American Idiot" turned into a rock concert with a supercharged encore: a surprise appearance by Green Day, the band that wrote the music.

The three-man band, and an additional guitarist, took to the stage after Thursday's show as girls in the audience screamed. The show opened Tuesday, and the producers may wish that Green Day would show up regularly.

"This is my first night on Broadway," the singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong declared, then blared out the opening power chords of "American Idiot," the show's title song. In the first verse, he sang: "Can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind BEEP America," censoring himself. [NY Times]

That was last night. Less of a surprise will be the following shows that Green Day themselves are advertising (and as partially posted earlier today in the comments): "Friday, April 23rd - Early show! - 7:00 show Mystic Knights of the Cobras and The Foxboro Hottubs at Don Hills, NYC." and that "The Foxboro Hot Tubs will be performing live in New York on Sunday at Bowery Electric. Tickets are $20 at the door. Due to the massive amount of interest, The Bowery Electric will not allow lineups before 8pm on Sunday. Anyone arriving early will be asked to leave. Doors open at 11pm show starts at 11:30pm." Good luck getting in to those.

NOTE: one commenter says, "foxboro hot tubs is NOT the same as green day. it's the members of green day, but they are an entirely different band. they will NOT be playing green day songs at the concert; they have their own album, etc."

And as some suggested in the comments earlier, Green Day should also play some benefit shows for 924 Gilman when you get back out west.

Rockwood Music Hall's rumored new space opened earlier this month with a show by Zach Williams. It's right next door and they call it "Stage 2". Now I've Heard Everything reports that, "Stage 2 will have a capacity of 150 to 200, depending on the configuration, is adjacent to the current Rockwood Music Hall (which will get the retronym Stage 1) but must be entered separately...

"But one note: the name Stage 2, while true and accurate has absolutely no pizazz. Some friends and I decided a while back that this new larger place should be called The Rockwood Colosseum. And to some of us, that is what it will be."
Poundcake (Teddy Thompson, Jeff Hill and Ethan Eubanks) was scheduled to play the Rockwood Colosseum tonight (4/22) at 8pm followed by Teddy playing his own set at 10, but now Rockwood lists Poundcake at 10, and "Special Guest" at 8. Who is the special guest? Rumor says is it's the band that played a free show in Times Square this morning and who stays in town to play another Friday at Grand Central.

Full Rockwood Music Hall schedule (stage 1 and 2) at their website.

A video of Poundcake performing live, below...

Continue reading "Rockwood Music Hall "Stage 2" now open (Grace Potter playing there before Poundcake tonight?)"