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Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
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NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.

Full list below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2014 adds a ton of more artists"

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RSVP is open for the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades with White Lung, Power Trip and Sick Feeling TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. It's $3 at the door with RSVP and $10 without.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr shows at Gramercy Theater and Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his MHOW show are still available.

Tickets for the Holy Ghost! show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Head & The Heart's show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are playing Webster Hall on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The UK's Circa Waves and the NYC-based but UK-beloved Public Access TV are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 22, part of CMJ. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Florida band Black Kids, who returned last year after taking some time off, will be in NYC to play Cameo on October 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas shows at Town Hall, The Space at Westbury and Tarrytown go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs' show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets for Deer Tick's six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets for the newly-added third Interpol show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Les Sins show at Verboten go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ryan Adams shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos and Porches. shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tyler, The Creator shows at Starland Ballroom and Terminal 5 go on sale today at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Leftover Crack show at SRB Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites and others are on sale now.

$5 tickets for The Blow's "Unplugged" residency at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deerhoof shows at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wampire and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pharmakon record release show at Palisades are on sale now.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and L.O.T.I.O.N. are playing Palisades on September 25 and October 25. 9/25 is with Ansazi and 10/25 is with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that 9/25 and tickets for 10/25 are on sale now.

Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, Shilpa Ray and Palberta are playing Palisades on October 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brooklyn bluegrass band The Defibulators are performing The Kinks' 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies, at The Bell House on September 24 with Dustbowl Revival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Only Crime (featuring current and former members of Converge, Descendents, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, Tegan & Sara and Good Riddance) are playing Saint Vitus on October 19 before The Fest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bayside are playing Saint Vitus on October 6, an even smaller venue than their already-small (and sold out) MHOW show with I Am the Avalanche happening two days earlier. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aloe Blacc is playing Santos Party House on September 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone are playing BB King's on February 6, 2015. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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.

Gorilla Biscuits at Black & Blue Bowl in 2011 (more by Jeff "STRESS" Davis)
Gorilla Biscuits
Gorilla Biscuits

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

Xenia Rubinos, Shilpa Ray, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Northern Arms @ Baby's All Right
While Xenia Rubinos and Shilpa Ray -- both exciting performers -- are reason enough to go to this show, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been added to the bill as a warm-up for their European tour.

TV Ghost @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after the JSBX/Xenia show for a free midnight performance from Indiana's TV Ghost. They're sorta in the Nick Cave dark postpunk vein.

Tunic, Yonatan Gat, Bueno, Conduct @ Death by Audio
Winnipeg, Manitoba's punky Tunic headline this show that also features onetime Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat.

Justin Timberlake @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Justin Timberlake may be one of our biggest pop stars, but his last album had more in common with the indie pop/R&B crossover than most of what he's played next to on the radio. Normally JT is playing arenas and stadiums, but tonight he's at the much smaller Hammerstein ballroom.

Gorilla Biscuits, Bouncing Souls, Turnstile @ House of Vans
It's a killer punk double bill at House of Vans tonight with NYC hardcore vets Gorilla Biscuits (whose Walter Schreifels was recently busy with his other veteran band, Quicksand) and NJ melodic punk vets The Bouncing Souls. RSVP is full, and even if you RSVPed entry is first come, first served.

DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal @ MHOW
DIIV are working out new material on the road, so expect a lot of new material tonight.

Yung Lean @ Palisades
Teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently in the US. This is his third (and smallest by far) NYC show of the week.

Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit @ Pier 84, Hudson River Park
The first of three River Rocks shows has sultry UK band Wild Beasts as headliners, with Brooklyn's Mutual benefit as well. If you get there early, you may see BV's Bill Pearis DJing before the bands. Free, doors at 6 PM>

Bambara, Life Size Maps, Baby Acid, Turnip King, Haybaby @ Shea Stadium
A top-to-bottom solid lineup of Brooklyn bands, headlined by the excedingly loud Bambara. Seriously, the whole bill is good.

Hot Chip (DJ Set), KLANGKARUSSELL (DJ Set), Alex English, Headband & Hooligan @ Verboten
Ahead of his solo show at Rough Trade next week, Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor will spin tunes tonight.

Aerosmith, Slash @ Jones Beach
If you dream of the good ol' days of hard rock, there may be nowhere better to be than Jones Beach tonight.

Jacuzzi, Nadus, Obey City, Budo Kiba Collective, Subset @ Output
Jacuzzi comes all the way from Honolulu to headline this 5-artist bill for Output's weekly INPUT party tonight.

Computer Magic @ MoMA
MoMA Nights series continues this week with the charming electronic pop of Brooklyn's Computer Magic. Free with museum entry.

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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JSBX @ BKNB (more by Ebru Yildiz)
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are gearing up for a European tour that starts this weekend at the Sjock Festival in Belgium. As a warm up, the JSBX will play a surprise hometown NYC gig at Baby's All Right Thursday (7/10) as part of an already pretty cool lineup featuring Xenia Rubinos and Shilpa Ray. Northern Arms are on the bill as well and tickets are still available (Jon Spencer is the "special guest" and the show opener).

Stick around after that show for a free midnight performance with Indiana's dark-n-wild TV Ghost. TEEN and White Arrows will be DJing in the front room.

TV Ghost are currently on tour and will also play NYC on Saturday (7/12) at Cake Shop with Christines, Truthers and EZTV. All tour dates are listed below

Continue reading "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion playing Baby's Thurs. w/ Xenia Rubinos; TV Ghost play too, and Cake Shop & other dates"

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Sharon @ MHOW - 6/12/14
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten released her newest album, Are We There, in May, and brought her tour in support of it to Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (6/12) for her first of three sold-out NYC shows. Sharon and her band (which includes Brad Cook of Megafaun and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five) mostly played stuff from the new album, and they were wonderful as usual. She did of course leave room for older favorites too, like "Give Out" which you can watch a video of below. Each of her three NYC shows has a different opener, last night's being Shilpa Ray (who also plays Knitting Factory tonight). Pictures of Sharon and Shilpa are in this post.

Last night's show was part of the Northside Festival which continues (the music portion, at least) through Sunday. Her next two shows (not part of Northside) are tonight (6/13) at Bowery Ballroom with Amen Dunes and Saturday at Bowery Ballroom with Jana Hunter.

More pictures, and that video, below...

Continue reading "Sharon Van Etten played her first of three NYC shows (pics and video from MHOW with Shilpa Ray)"

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Roya is a brand new Brooklyn trio with a pretty strong pedigree: singer Rahil Jamilifard fronts Habibi, drummer Hamish Kilgour is a member of legendary band The Clean (as well as NYC's Mad Scene), and Jay Heiselmann is in Grooms (and formerly French Miami). Their sound isn't too far from what Rahil does in Habibi, and you can stream a song below.

The band just played their first show last week at Cake Shop and Roya will be playing this week at the Northside Festival, Friday (6/13) at Knitting Factory. That show is the previously mentioned Palladia & VH1 House show that Perfect Pussy are headlining, and Shilpa Ray is on the bill too. Tickets are still available, or you can try and get in with your Northside Badge (based on capacity).

The Clean will be here in August. Roya song stream below...

Continue reading "Roya (mems Habibi & The Clean) released first song (stream), playing Northside with Perfect Pussy and Shilpa Ray"

photos by Chris La Putt

Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right -- 5/24/2014
Shilpa Ray

Alt-punk-rock-bluegrass-appalachian-country band O'Death are not only still at it, they recently announced they have a new album on the way via Northern Spy. No other details at the moment, but it will be their first since 2011's Outside.

On June 7, O'Death will play the Wick with fellow long-running (minus hiatuses) NYC artists Vietnam and Shilpa Ray along with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who also recently played with Parquet Courts, Guards, Shy Hunters, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). Tickets for the Brooklyn show, which is also Vietnam's only upcoming date, are on sale.

Meanwhile you can catch Fletcher and band at Baby's All Right tonight (5/30). They're the "special guest" opening the Hector's Pets record release show.

On Saturday week we caught Shilpa Ray at Baby's All Right. We were sad to since learn that someone took her boots! Shilpa writes:

What a crazy night! Baby's is so much fun. WAY TOO MUCH FUN. I've got a severe headache and I believe someone walked away with my boots last night. Give em back! I know you've got big feet and there is no way you're a ladies 5 1/2 - 6, so quit pretending. As for the rest of you thanks for coming out!! Loved Clapperclaw, Triptides, and D'NT. Special thanks to DJ Andrew Haynes.

I could say something rash, like I'm not drinking for the rest of this week, but we know that is a lie. Cheers to the Mid Atlantic states! Happy Memorial Weekend!!
I'll leave you with this: (yeah that's Stiv Bators) http://youtu.be/5CYN14Ki5o8

We missed Loved Clapperclaw and Triptides, but caught D'NT (who open for Titus Andronicus at Warsaw) and the intense harmonium playing Shilpa. Pictures from that show continue, along with a cover of the Pixies by O'Death you can listen to, below...

Continue reading "O'Death announce LP, playing w/ Vietnam, Fletcher C Johnson & Shilpa Ray (who lost her boots at Baby's) -- pics & dates"

PAWS @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Shilpa Ray, D'NT, Triptides, Clapperclaw @ Baby's All Right
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

TRAXMAN, Special Guest, Sadaf, DJ Weird Magic @ Baby's All Right
Chicago footwork mastermind Traxman returns to NYC for the late show at Baby's and a special guest is promised. Who could it be?

Little Racer, Teen Commandments, Stargazy, Karla Moheno @ Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. They headline this bill of similarly melodic indie pop bands.

Iceage, Uniform @ Glasslands
Denmark's Iceage like to put on moody punk shows that are mostly in the dark and never overstay their welcome. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend and opening tonight is the noise-driven duo Uniform, whose lineup includes members of The Men and Drunkdriver.

Mobb Deep, Smif-n-Wessun @ Irving Plaza
Queens hip hop veterans Mobb Deep are celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Infamous this year with a reissue, new material, and a lengthy tour which includes a hometown show tonight.

Banner Pilot, Sad and French, Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
If you're into modern punk bands doing it like '90s punk bands, Banner Pilot are for you. Their tour hits NYC tonight with pretty solid local support.

Pujol @ Rough Trade
Pujol's new album KLUDGE just came out and it's a fairly hi-fi affair for this Nashville garage rocker -- not slick (greasy maybe) -- with some terrific songs on it. This is a free matinee...

Pujol, Dirty Fences @ Mercury Lounge
...before tonight's Mercury Lounge show

Oneohtrix Point Never, Matmos, Dutch E Germ @ MHOW
OPN has been one of the modern leaders of ambient music as of late, and he's tapped some pretty good support for tonight's show including veteran duo Matmos and ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ.

PAWS, Alex G, The Dirty Nil, and MA @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between '90s indie rock and classic pop punk lies Glasgow trio PAWS, whose new album Youth Culture Forever provides more of those sugary hits. Also don't miss lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G and Canadian ragers The Dirty Nil.

Grant Hart, Grooms, Shy Hunters @ Bowery Electric
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's still got an active solo career as well, which included the release of last year's very well-received The Argument.

Valley Lodge, OxenFree, Pavell @ Rock Shop
While most people know Dave Hill as a comedian, he's also a musician with the serious chops on guitar. He spent time as part of Cleveland band Cobra Verde and plays tonight with his current band, Valley Lodge.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Tara Jane O'Neil, Trummors @ Union Pool
As part of TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe is one of the recognizable figures in the '00s Brooklyn band boom. Tonight he plays with his other band, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. Feel free to bug him tonight about why he's abandoned Brooklyn for LA. Also on the bill: former Rodan/Retsin member Tara Jane O'Neil who makes excellent noise folk.

Mister Saturday Night: Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin @ Mister Saturday Night's House (Red Bull Music Academy)
RBMA continues tonight with one of NYC's long-running dance parties, Mister Saturday Night.

Electric Daisy Carnival @ MetLife Stadium
The mostly EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival may be something you want to avoid, but if you are going, there is some cool stuff to catch today like Kastle, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Art Department and more.

John Digweed, Alex Graham, Art Department, Nicolas Matar @ Output
And whether or not you go to EDC, there's always the afterparties at Output which are taking a pretty old school approach this year. Tonight's has NYC '90s rave/club scene vets John Digweed and Alex Graham, Cielo founder Nicolas Matar, and Canadian duo Art Department.

We hope you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend. We made a guide of some of the extended holiday goings-on.

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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Shilpa Ray @ PIanos, 2/8/2014
Shilpla Ray

Harmonium abuser Shilpa Ray just wrapped up a short tour with a show in her hometown on Saturday (2/8) at Pianos. The run of dates was in support of her newish It's All Self-Fellatio EP which came out back in October on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label. If you haven't heard that, you can stream a track from that below.

Saturday's show also featured Roadside Graves, Rosy Street and Jamboree Sunday. Pics from the whole night at Pianos are in this post.

You'll have another chance to catch Shilpa in her hometown this month when she plays Trans Pecos on 2/26 (915 Wyckoff Ave) with Larkin Grimm and Gretchen Lohse. Tickets are on sale now. More info on that show, plus more Pianos pics, below...

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray released a new EP, played Pianos w/ Roadside Graves and more (pics), playing Trans Pecos"

Arctic Monkeys @ Webster Hall in Sept (more by Luis Ruiz)
Arctic Monkeys

Weekend @ Bowery Electric, 2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Weekend

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Arctic Monkeys, Deerhunter @ MSG
Arctic Monkeys have evolved way past the mid-2000s garage rock revival poster boys they once were, embracing new directions (some drastic, others more subtle) on each new album. Tonight they take on MSG for their first time as headliners (they opened for Black Keys there), and it's sold out. Making tonight doubly exciting, Deerhunter open.

The Marked Men, Kim Phuc, Shellshag @ Saint Vitus (3 PM)
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This early show is the second, and openers Kim Phuc are reuniting for the show. It's sold out but tickets will be available at the door.

The Marked Men, Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital, Worriers @ Saint Vitus (8 PM)
See above^^^ This is the third and final Marked Men show of the weekend, and the openers are especially great on this one too. If you're going, don't miss them!

Mutual Benefit, Leapling, Norwegian Arms @ Knitting Factory
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Crystal Stilts, Weekend, Yvette @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar gets dark tonight with three goth-leaning bands: the spectral sounds of Crystal Stilts, the noise that is Weekend, and Yvette who border on industrial. You might want earplugs for this one. Free.

Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, Zachary Cale @ Glasslands
Marissa Nadler just put out her excellent new album, July, this week (her first for Sacred Bones), and like her earlier material, it takes on delicate loner folk with dark atmospheres. This show should be a somber, yet entrancing one.

Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower, Priests, Black Wine @ MHOW
It's the final night of the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases with an excellent lineup that includes shredding power trio Screaming Females, sludgefeasters California X, scrappy pop punks Brick Mower, intense postpunks Priests, and power pop trio Black Wine.

Murder City Devils, Tweens @ Webster Hall
Organ-filled garage punk greats Murder City Devils are pretty quiet these days, but thankfully they're doing this short tour which brings them back to NYC for their first show here in a while. Openers Tweens are worth catching too. Their newest single, "Be Mean," can be streamed below.

You Blew It!, Prawn, Crying, Living Room @ Shea Stadium
You Blew It! had a pretty big jump in their career this year with their more rock-oriented LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which separated them from the bulk of "emo revivalists" (sue me) that they were previously lumped in with. Good openers tonight too.

The Range, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Providence, RI knob-twiddler James Hinton is The Range and his 2013 album Nonfiction has gotten many accolades for it's chilled-out but danceable style. He just opened for Metronomy this week, now see him headline here.

Woodsman @ Death By Audio
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman released their self-titled third album this week. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Ava Luna, Rachel Brown @ The Apollo Theater
Ava Luna's funk-punk (think Talking Heads, ESG, etc) sounds as good as ever on their new single, and they should keep the crowd pretty entertained at this Apollo Cafe show.

Jay Farrar @ City Winery
As frontman for Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar is alt country royalty, with a cannon of dusty, heartfelt, world-weary songs. This is his first of two nights at City Winery; tonight's sold out but you can still get tickets to Sunday's show.

Bambi Kino @ Union Hall
Celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary of their first NYC visit by checking out tribute act Bambi Kino who focus on the early years of the Fab Four when they lived in Berlin. The band features Doug Gillard and Nada Surf's Ira Elliot.

The Fest at The Grand Hyatt
More Fab Four action: This is "the premier Beatles convention in the world" with a mix of memorabilia and performances. Performers include Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon (whose hit "World Without Love" was written by McCartney), Chad & Jeremy, Donovan, and more. More info here.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Fighting Jamesons @ Bowery Ballroom
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. The band are on the East Coast celebrating the release of their new single, "Packed Funeral."

The Stepkids, Via Audio @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having cut their teeth as touring musicians -- backing the likes of Alicia Keys, Lauren Hill and 50 Cent -- these three struck out on their own. Like The Bees, The Stepkids recreate a specific era of sound -- early '70s psychedelic soul -- with such skill you might think it was some obscure Fifth Dimension album or outtakes from Psychedelic Shack. That it works beyond an exercise is mimicry shows how talented these three are.

Darkside, High Water @ Terminal 5
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo continue to move up in the world, thanks to a great full length record, Psychic, which dropped last year. Tonight's huge Terminal 5 show (their first headlining the venue) is sold out. Opener High Water is the project of Will Epstein, who has played live with Nico and Dave before (not to be confused with High Water or High Water).

Shilpa Ray, Roadside Graves, Rosy Street, Swaai Boys @ Pianos
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

Atlantic Thrills, The Sirs @ Cake Shop
Providence, RI's Atlantic Thrills make party-friendly beach rock. Check out a cut from their self-titled debut which came out this week.

Baio of Vampire Weekend, Headband & Hooligan @ Cameo Gallery
When Chris Baio isn't playing bass in Vampire Weekend, he's keeping people dancing with his DJ project Baio, which he brings to Cameo tonight.

Celestial Shore, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Aye Aye Rabbit, Little King @ Silent Barn
It's a good local bill at Silent Barn tonight, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, avant-popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and the Deerhoof-related Aye Aye Rabbit.

MartyParty, Joker, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Joker and MartyParty both make big, dancey, Purple sounds, and they should keep 88 Palace pretty bumpin' tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Continue reading "What's going on Saturday? (Arctic Monkeys, Darkside, Marked Men, Weekend, Screaming Females, Mutual Benefit & more)"

Sleigh Bells @ T5, 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkreig @ Santos (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts continues. Tonight's options includes Kim Gordon's talk with author Alex Halberstadt (and a performance by Body/Head), and "An Evening with Funny or Die." While most events are sold out, a few tickets are always available before the show. Get there early and try your luck.

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
Attention vinyl-lovers: get up close and personal with most of NYC's indie labels and record stores and this always-fun biannual event. There's exclusives, cool merch (DFA espresso cups?), and Minimal Wave cupcakes.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. (special vocal guest), FIGO @ Irving Plaza
Well it's not the Ramones (or even the Romones), but the band's longtime drummer Marky is playing their classic tunes with party aficionado Andrew WK on vocals, so it's gonna be a fun time nonetheless.

Sleigh Bells @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's a record release show for Sleigh Bells' third album, which is out on Tuesday. No suprise this relatively tiny show is sold out but you can still get tickets to see them at Terminal 5 in November.

Potty Mouth, Perfect Pussy, LORDO, Tweens @ 285 Kent Avenue
All four bands on this bill are pretty great. Potty Mouth make punk-inspired indie rock and tonight's the album release party for their debut LP, Hell Bent. Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy will probably make for the most intense set of the night, while the bluesy LODRO and garagey Tweens will keep things on a more (but not too) lighthearted side.

Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, Henry Krinkle, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Vancouver-via-Switzerland's Cyril Hahn is signed to PMR (Disclosure, Jessie Ware) and like many of his labelmates, his music skirts the line between addictive pop and inventive house. Opening is cloud rap-turning-pop producer Ryan Hemsworth.

The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, together PANGEA, Habibi, White Fang, Colleen Green @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars featuring a whole bunch of bands on the cassette-loving Fullerton label. The show starts early with Colleen Green & White Fang on at 7:30 PM. If you're going -- the show's sold out -- you should get there early for them. We're also looking forward to seeing Gap Dream whose new album, Shine Your Light, is quite good.

Versus, Slothrust @ Knitting Factory
Versus were originally to have played this show tonight but are no longer on the bill -- The Skins now headline.

Forest Fire, Shilpa Ray, Backwords @ Glasslands
Synthy-acoustic locals Forest Fire celebrate the release of their new Fatcat album, Screens (stream it at Spotify), tonight.

Lapalux, Natasha Kmeto, Alex Burkat @ Glasslands
Brainfeeder-signed producer UK Lapalux makes some pretty fine future garage, and finally got his debut LP out this year after a series of great EPs.

Teenanger @ NXNE 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Teenanger

Cy Barkley (& the way Outsiders), Teenanger, Pampers @ Death By Audio
Toronto's Teenanger make nitro-fueled punk that falls somewhere between The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. You can stream their new album, Singles Don't $ell, below. Tonight's DBA show is opened by awesome locals Pampers who you should definitely check out too, not to mention Nashville garage punks Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders.

Bill Orcutt, Jon Mueller @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with a solo acoustic set from blues guitarist Bill Orcutt and avant percussionist Jon Mueller.

Ex Cops, Heliotropes, Heavenly Beat @ Mercury Lounge
Three good local bands and it's a free show. You need to RSVP via the Thrillcall mobile app to do so.

Surfer Blood, Andy Boay, Team Spirit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Florida band Surfer Blood continue to crank out their Weezer-esque pop and are here playing MHOW tonight and Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.

Boris, Mike Servito, Wrecked @ Output
In case you were wondering, this is not the Japanese band Boris, but the Berlin-based DJ of the same name.

Local H, Monkey Paw @ Santos Party House
Back in action after singer Scott Lucas nearly losing his vocal chords in an attack,  underrated alt-rock survivors Local H are back to tear it up.

Lake, Pianos Movers, Chris Norda @ Shea Stadium
Olympia, WA indiepop band Lake just released their sixth album, The World is Real, via K Records. (Stream it on Spotify.) If you're tastes are on the sunshine pop end of the spectrum, definitely check them out.

Title TK, Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy, Hot Sugar @ Silent Barn
It's a record release party for Title TK, and things should get bumpin' when electronic musicians Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy and Hot Sugar take over.

Daughter, Bear's Den @ Terminal 5
Having come off a tour with The National, ethereal, folky UK band Daughter are here playing their biggest NYC show yet.

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ Webster Hall
Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon and tonight's show is "Audience Request Night." Here's your chance to yell "Freebird."

Rufus, Sly Stone @ B.B. King Blues Club
It's a rare chance to catch funk/soul legend Sly Stone tonight when he opens for the also-renowned funk group Rufus.

Matana Roberts @ Jazz Gallery
Jazz saxist Matana Roberts defies the boundaries of her genre, bringing in elements of blues, spoken word, and more. Tonight she and her band play the Jazz Gallery.

The Smithereens @ Hackensack Street Fair
NJ college rock survivors play a free show today at 4 PM. "Blood and Roses" still sounds pretty good nearly 30 years later.

The Sun Ra Arkestra @ The Allen Room
Sun Ra may have passed on to a different plane, but his spirit lives on in the current edition of the Ra Arkestra, led by original member and saxophonist Marshall Allen. Added bonus: The Allen Room is easily one of the most spectacular rooms in NYC.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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A Place to Bury Strangers at MHOW in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
APTBS

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

A Place to Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth, Shark? @ Death By Audio
Last time APTBS played DbA (the equivalent of a house show), they brought in their own PA and light show making for total sensory overload. Along for the ride: Philly shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth and Shark?

Red Fang, Doomriders, Low Fat Getting High @ 285 Kent Avenue
It's gonna get loud, and probably pretty rowdy, at 285 Kent tonight with this free show (RSVPed out) that includes Pacific Northwest sludge from Red Fang, the Converge-related Doomriders, and melodic punk from Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High. Get there early, because this whole bill is ridiculous.

Modern English, Jangula @ Mercury Lounge
Sure, most people only know "I Melt with You" but Modern English had a string of good records in the early '80s on 4AD and are currently working on a new album with the core of the original band.

The Cult @ Roseland Ballroom
Gothy mystic rockers The Cult will bring the big riffs of their 1987 album, Electric, and playing that record in full. You'll probably get "She Sells Sanctuary" and "Fire Woman" too.

Blues Control, Mad Nanna, Free Time @ 252 Norman Rooftop (4 PM)
This is a rooftop show (there's a rain contingency too) with Drag City's Blues Control, plus two Aussie bands: Mad Nanna and Free Time. It's also got a 4 PM start, so duck out of work early.

A$AP Ferg, Mister Cee, DJ Spynfo, DJ Enuff @ Webster Hall
A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord is out this week, and while it might not be as diverse as his pal A$AP Rocky's recent album, it's at least as fun. Tonight he celebrates it at the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall, which is doubling as a Trap Lord release show.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Beekman Beer Garden
The funk/soul legend comes to NYC for an outdoor show tonight, which should make for a pretty great time.

Golden Gurls, Bored Spies (ex SEAM), Bedfellows @ Cake Shop
Featuring ex members of Seam and Bitch Magnet, Bored Spies make post-rock with a strong melodic stream. Stream a couple tracks below. Baltimore's Golden Gurls (not to be confused with UK band Golden Grrrls) make fuzzy indie rock reminiscent of early '90s college rock.

Kissing Is A Crime, Caged Animals, Shilpa Ray, Grand Resort, The Veda Rays, Vinyl Thief, The Ivorys @ Pianos
It's week two of Brooklyn-via-Dominican-Republic indiepop group Grand Resort's Pianos Residency and they've got a whole slew of other bands on the bill, giving you maximum value for your live music dollar.

Clarence, Herzog, PUP, Soda Bomb @ Shea Stadium
Toronto's PUP are just another of the excellent punk bands to come out in Canada in recent years, and you can catch them tearing things up in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium tonight.

Celestial Shore, Omhouse, Zula, Half Waif @ Silent Barn
Toronto's Omhouse are in Brooklyn tonight for this show that's rounded out by some excellent indie pop locals, Celestial Shore, Zula, and Half Waif. Stream a new Zula track, "Twin Loss," below.

Paul Banks, Albert Hammond Jr., Danny Masterson (DJ Mom Jeans set), Alexa Chung (DJ set), Fabrizio Moretti (DJ set), Devendra Banhart (DJ set), Special Guests @ The Bowery Hotel
This is a benefit for School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis who is currently battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Tickets are still available.

New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.

Bret Michaels @ B.B. King Blues Club
You may not know this but actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality Brett Michaels used to be in a popular hard rock band in the '80s and '90s. Look him up if you don't believe us.

'Krush Groove' @ Videology (FREE)
BV's own Bill Pearis hosts this screening of 1985 hip hop musical which tells the story of Def Jam Records and Run DMC, with many of the bands playing themselves. (Russell Simmons is played by Blair Underwood, though.) Also featuring Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat"! Free.

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

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Pagan Rituals

For an outsider, Tear it Up and Friends don't exactly seem like the best match for bandmates. Yet here's Pagan Rituals to prove them wrong. The gothic post-punk band, whose members have also been in Dead Nation, Kissing is a Crime, and Splitting Headache, have released a trio of tracks to the internet already, two of which will appear on on the new band's forthcoming debut 7". Look for the band to gig as well, playing their first NYC area dates on May 18th at Acheron with Altered Boys and Paranoias (tickets), and May 19 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Spires, Shilpa Ray and Toons.

Streams of Pagan Rituals tracks are below...

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photos by PSquared Photography

Nick Cave @ Beacon Theatre, 3/28/2013
Nick Cave

Visions of murder, catastrophe, transfiguration and desperate love issued from the Beacon Theater stage on Friday night, set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- along with a string ensemble, the backup singers Sharon Van Etten (who opened the concert) and Shilpa Ray, and a youth choir, the Harlem Voices -- were midway through a sold-out three-night stand. Songs from their new album, "Push the Sky Away" (Bad Seed Ltd.), started and ended the set. In between they revisited material recorded over the last three decades.

Mr. Cave has forged a clear identity from the start. The Bad Seeds, formed in 1983, were the more measured successors to the wild-eyed post-punk of his first major band, the Birthday Party. With the Bad Seeds Mr. Cave decided to take his time, intoning bleak, extended reveries steeped in the blues, the Bible and images of humanity pushed to extremes of violence and passion. The Bad Seeds, through various lineups -- most members of the current band have been with Mr. Cave since the 1990s -- joined him in treating songs as incantations, usually circling through just a few chords as the tension and drama build. - [NY Times]

On Saturday night (3/30), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds wrapped up their three-night stint at Beacon Theatre with opener Sharon Van Etten who also sang back-up for Cave, as noted in the Times review above. (He also made time to hang out with the other Nick Cave.) Song selection and order varied a little, though each night opened with "We No Who U R" from their new Push the Sky Away LP and the main set closed with "The Weeping Song," "The Mercy Seat" and "Stagger Lee," and the final encore was always the new album's title track. Setlists from Saturday and Friday (3/29) are in this post.

We already posted a set of pics and the setlist from Thursday (3/28) but a second set from that show are in this post, and a few videos from various nights at Beacon are below.

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Writer

James and Andy Ralph make music collectively as Writer and the Brooklyn-based sibs self-released Brotherface back in October 2012 and it's loaded with dense, gritty, anthemic songs. You can stream the album below. Also below, we've got the premiere of Writer's new video for "Cash for Gold" which features no cash, very little gold but a plethora of psychedelic imagery.

Writer begin a January residency at Pianos tonight (1/8), where they've lined up Census and Crusin' USA to play as well. Advance tickets are available. Next Tuesday (1/15) they'll play with Spookfish, plus Shilpa Ray, Cannibal Animal Machine and Man Made Sun (tickets); and after skipping a Tuesday, they'll finish their residency on 1/29 with Travis Trevisan of Tape Deck Mountain, plus Man Made Sun again and Phantasm (tickets).

Residency flyer, video premiere, and album stream are below...

Continue reading "Writer released 'Brotherface,' made a new video; January residency at Pianos begins tonight"

by Andrew Sacher

Natureboy

Brooklyn folk pop singer Natureboy (aka Sara Kermanshahi) kicks off a residency at Pianos TONIGHT (6/7), which will take place every Thursday night in June. Each show is with a pretty solid lineup; tonight it's Caged Animals, Christine Horberg, Vorhees, and St. Claire. Other artists appearing during the residency include Shenandoah & The Night, Shilpa Ray, Cat Martino, She Keeps Bees, Doug Keith, The Roadside Graves, and more. On the last night of the residency (6/28), Sharon Van Etten, who sings on Natureboy's album, will be DJing and it wouldn't be too surprising if she joined in on vocals during Natureboy's set while she's there. The full schedule and flier for the residency is below and tickets for all four shows are on sale now.

Natureboy's album can be streamed in full at her bandcamp and it's a pretty enjoyable listen. Check it out for yourself over there and stream some tracks below.

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Chain & the Gang @ Secret Project Robot in Feb (more by Harriet Roberts)
Chain and the Gang

Like many other venues have been doing, Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting a Jonathan Toubin benefit which is taking place on January 12. The benefit's got a stacked bill including Chain and the Gang (whose frontman Ian Svenonius DJ'd a JT benefit at Zebulon on Christmas Eve), Eleanor Friedberger (who recently played the BV Holiday Party at the same venue), Shilpa Ray, Nicole Atkins, Two Tears, 5 Dollar Priest, Dorit Chrysler and Theremin, and An American Dream. There will also be DJ sets by JG Thirlwell (aka Foetus) and Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/Grinderman) who both play the Here Comes the Warm Jets show at Joe's Pub in January and a DJ set by Mick Collins, who fronts The Dirtbombs, and whose other band The Gories are playing two shows in NYC this January. Tickets for the MHOW show are on sale.

Shilpa @ SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Shilpa

Shilpa Ray has one upcoming show on her calendar and it takes place tonight (7/28) at Shea Stadium. She plays solo. Quilty, The Backpockets, Utopia Park, and Bermuda Bonnie are also on the bill.

photos by Grant Macallister

Man Man @ Metro, Chicago, IL - 5/24/2011
Man Man

The Man Man / Shilpa Ray tour has been crossing the country thoughout May, and finally reaches Brooklyn for two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg starting tonight (Tuesday, 5/31). Tickets are still available for the Wednesday show.

Man Man hit B.O.M.B. Fest over the weekend and are on the lineup of the Roots Picnic happening this upcoming weekend in Philly. A set of Man Man pictures from the Chicago show last week at Metro continues below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers

Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers are now out on tour with Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO. That tour hits Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this evening (4/12), and tickets are actually still on sale. The tour ends at Red 7 in Austin later this month, but that doesn't mean a break for Shilpa who will continue on tour for a week before meeting up with Man Man who she'll then stay on the road with until June 3rd, two Brooklyn shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg included. Tickets for both of those are still on sale too.

Speaking of Austin, that's where Shilpa wowed a packed crowd on Barbarella's inside stage on Friday, March 18th at the free BV/KF/PR day party. An unpublished set of pictures from that show are in this post. They continue, with all dates, and a video, below...

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DOWNLOAD: J Mascis - Not Enough (MP3)

J MascisMiddle Brother
Shilpa RaySallie Ford
dodosOld 97s

The first BrooklynVegan Swan Dive/Barbarella Austin Day Party lineup announcement is here! (this is the first of three BV day parties happening at these connecting venues, but just one of nine total BV events.)

This one happens Friday, March 18th from noon-6pm, is co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records, and features an exclusive Austin day party set by Middle Brother (aka Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit). If you want to catch them though, you better get there early because the entire lineup is ridiculous and 100% free, and it looks like this.....

STAGE 1 (SWAN DIVE)
12:00 PM JBM
12:30 PM BOBBY
01:15 PM Holy Sons
02:00 PM Dolorean
03:00 PM John Grant featuring Midlake
04:00 PM Wye Oak
05:00 PM J Mascis

STAGE 2 (Barbarella Patio)
12:00 PM David Wax Museum
01:00 PM Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
02:00 PM Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
03:00 PM Deer Tick featuring Jonny Corndawg
04:00 PM Old 97's
05:00 PM Middle Brother

STAGE 3 (Barbarella Inside)
12:15 PM AgesandAges
01:00 PM Paleo
01:45 PM Warm Ghost
02:30 PM Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
03:15 PM Vetiver
04:00 PM Oberhofer
05:00 PM The Dodos
I'm already exhausted (and we have three more similar lineups still TBA).

Note: We have Dolorean who is not to be confused with Delorean, yes that is Midlake up there backing the amazing John Grant, Jason Isbell will stick around to play with Middle Brother (like he did on their record), and yes Jonny Corndawg will be in the house.

I'm also happy to point out that, though everyone will sound great already, they are going to sound even better thanks to our official microphone sponsor Line 6, not to mention due to the help of the Korg keyboards, and Vox & Blackstar amps that we'll have on hand - all generous and much-appreciated BrooklynVegan show sponsors.

Also Note:

  • FREE Blublocker sunglasses to first 50 people in the door!
  • there will be FREE vegan Izzoz breakfast tacos while supplies last!
  • we'll have loads of FREE snacks courtesy of Sensible Portions!
  • we'll keep you hydrated with FREE Honest Tea!
  • you can keep your energy levels high with FREE Raw Revolution bars!
  • FREE Tierras organic tequila cocktails while supplies last!
  • more FREE food & DRINK details TBA!
  • and there will be awesome giveaways from Partisan & KF Records
    throughout the day!
Thanks also goes out to our sponsor ASCAP, everyone else that helped make this happen, and Zach Jaeger of Tonally Dude for creating the sweet poster you see (with a bunch of videos) below....

Continue reading " BrooklynVegan, KF Records & Partisan Records free Austin Day Party lineup (J Mascis, Middle Brother, Old 97's, Dodos, more)"

Green GrassHollywood Town Hall

today in NYC
* Red Baraat @ Barbes
* Socalled @ Joe's Pub
* Matt Munisteri @ Barbes
* Tony Malaby @ The Stone
* Gordon Voidwell @ Lincoln Center
* Knyfe Hyts @ Secret Project Robot
* Jake Shimabukuro @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Daniel Carter @ Issue Project Room
* Nettle (DJ Rupture), Lamin Fofana @ Zebulon
* Disappears, Soft, Sundelles @ Cake Shop
* Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Nagai @ The Stone
* The Capstan Shafts, Cabinet @ The Rock Shop
* Daniel Wayne, Hey Battlefield @ Public Assembly
* Dan Deacon, So Percussion @ Merkin Concert Hall
* Joan of Arc, Soft Circle, La Big Vic @ Shea Stadium
* Young The Giant, The Static Jacks @ Mercury Lounge
* Linfinity, The Stepkids, Robbers On High Street @ Pianos
* The Vaccines, Oberhofer, Young Buffalo @ Bowery Ballroom
* Only Son, The Candles, Yellowbirds @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Shark?, Quiet Loudly, Gunfight!, Magnetic Island, Quilty @ Coco 66
* King Tuff, Frankie Rose & The Outs, Nude Beach @ Knitting Factory
* Evan Dando, Juliana Hatfield, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Maxwell's
* Nightlands, The Tony Castles, Dustin Wong, Regal Degal @ Glasslands
* American Hi-Fi, Mr. Dream, Living Days @ Mercury Lounge
* Little Dragon, Theophilus London, Billygoat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Little Death, Lady Rizo & The Assettes, Little Wolf @ Le Poisson Rouge
* An evening with The Jayhawks performing Hollywood Town Hall @ Webster Hall
* Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea @ Rose Theater

Check out This Week in Indie, but note that Weird Wives is not playing tonight - not at Cake Shop or Death By Audio or anywhere (they cancelled their tour).

Shilpa Ray plays a record release show at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday. Check out her new video for 'Heaven In Stereo' below...

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Acid Mothers Temple - "In O" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Acid Mothers Temple - "In A" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - "Heaven In Stereo" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - "Venus Shaver" (MP3)

photos by Greg Cristman

Acid Mothers Temple @ Knitting Factory
Acid Mother's Temple

Acid Mothers Temple, in the form of Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, will return to tour North America in March. That tour hits Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 12th. Tickets are on sale.

The last time Acid Mothers Temple was at Knitting Factory was last April. A lost set of pictures from that show adorn this post. Acid Mothers Temple released their latest LP In O To Infinity via Important Records. Two MP3s above come from that release.

Almost all of Acid Mother's upcoming tour, including the Brooklyn show, is with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers who have a new LP on the way. Teenage and Torture will be released on January 18th via Knitting Factory Records. Dig on a pair of songs from that release, including the previously posted "Venus Shaver" that appears on the 7", above.

Help Shilpa celebrate that new LP at a show happening on Friday, January 21st at Brooklyn Bowl with Soft Black and She Keeps Bees. Tickets are on sale for the gig which is one of two Shilpa has scheduled this month. The other is in Buffalo.

All dates and more AMT pictures below...

Continue reading "Acid Mothers Temple playing KF again (pics from last time), touring w/ Shilpa Ray (who plays an LP release show soon) -- (dates & MP3s)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
Blood Red Shoes

After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.

The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...

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photos by Bao Nguyen, words by Rachel Kowal

Diamond Rings @ Knitting Factory
CMJ

We're used to putting our mp3s on shuffle... why not shows, too? My music ADD came out in full force last Friday. I decided to make full use of my 'sick' day and somehow managed to see a whopping 16 bands (maybe a personal record?). I got my day started early with the Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Public Assembly. With bands playing in the two neighboring rooms, it was all too easy to flit back and forth, which allowed me to catch four bands in under 90 minutes: The Phantom Band, The Luyas, Lower Dens, and Times New Viking. Though I saw only partial sets of the first and last, I made time to see the entirety of my two favorite. The Luyas never cease to charm - even when there are technical problems, and I enjoyed my first encounter with Lower Dens - another one of those notoriously ubiquitous CMJ bands.

Up next, I headed over to the Knitting Factory to take in part of the Distiller showcase. I was glad to learn that I only missed a couple of songs from S. Carey. Sean's soul-warming voice and classical training provided a nice respite from the overwhelming contingency of scuzzier, under-rehearsed bands. After seeing S. Carey open for The Tallest Man on Earth at a recent Webster Hall show, it was nice to see him in a smaller, more intimate setting. He also played a Brooklyn Vegan party at Public Assembly, but on Saturday

Bringing the energy back up was John O'Regan, the glam-man-spectacle behind Diamond Rings. When he had finally assembled his gear, he had time only for an abbreviated set - even for CMJ standards: just four songs - just enough to get the kids dancing. Up next was Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - a band I had not made note of on my hastily scrawled itinerary. Imagine my surprise when instead of the Southern rock-tinged folk music of Cotton Jones, I was met by a feisty female with a pension for shrieking lyrics about STDs and assaulting the audience with her abrasive stage 'banter.' ("We have a new 7" for sale. Just give me your fucking money because I want it.") Time to hit the bar for some free SoCo. Since the shows were running a bit late, I stayed only for about half of Cotton Jones (a folksier She & Him except the she - Whitney McGraw - is more than just a pretty face).

The Hush Now also played the Knitting Factory show, and Diamond Rings (whose new album is streaming) played a few other shows during the week. If you missed him, he's back December 4th to play Glasslands, and is touring a lot between now and then. All dates with more pictures from the whole Distiller show, below...

Continue reading "Diamond Rings played a CMJ show w/ S Carey, Cotton Jones & others, touring (dates, pics, full album stream) "

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