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Charles Bissell

Beth Campbell closing party with Charles Bissell
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Charles Bissell playing new The Wrens material at an NYC art gallery

”If you wanna hear some of this now-done 10-year Odyssey of a recording (a not-pun that’ll be more clear when the record comes out), I’m gonna be doing a solo set of some of the songs (accompanied by my usual hide-me veil of loop pedal shenanigans),” Charles Bissell says.

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Riot Fest 2019 - Saturday
Bloc Party at Riot Fest last weekend (more by James Richards IV)
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What’s going on Friday?

Friday's NYC-area options include Bloc Party (playing 'Silent Alarm'), blink-182 (playing 'Enema of the State'), Jerry Seinfeld, Tropical Fuck Storm, Gospel, Easy Rider Live, +/-, Lucinda Williams, and lots more. It's a super-packed night of shows.

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Empty Country
photo by Sam Ray
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Joe from Cymbals Eat Guitars is Empty Country; two songs out now (one ft. The Wrens)

Joe D'Agostino's debut album album as Empty Country will be out on Tiny Engines in 2020. You can hear two songs now...

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Beach House at Kings Theatre
photo by P Squared
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What’s going on Sunday?

Sunday show options include Beach House, L'Rain, Tough Shits, "Wall to Wall Coltrane," Charles Bissell, and more.

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Swamp Dogg
Swamp Dogg (via Bandcamp)
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tours announced: Swamp Dogg, How Did This Get Made?, Phosphorescent, more

Plus: Sheila E, Clan of Xymox rescheduled dates, "Press Play" book and music fair, The Who/Liam Gallagher, David Nance Band, Raphael Saadiq, and more.

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Eternal Summers’ Nicole Yun preps solo debut (listen to “Supernatural Babe”)

Plus: Eternal Summers will be touring with Japanese Breakfast in May.

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Brooklyn venue Wonders of Nature has closed

Wonders of Nature, which opened at the start of the year at the corner of Grand and Berry, has apparently closed for good.

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Ted Leo, Matthew Caws, Mac McCaughan & more at "Flip These Houses" (photo: @essceeohteetee)
Ted Leo, Matthew Caws, Mac McCaughan & more at "Flip These Houses" (photo: @essceeohteetee)
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watch Britt Daniel, Craig Finn, Ted Leo & lots more sing protest songs at “Flip These Houses” benefit

The "Flip These Houses" protest benefit also features Nicole Atkins, Lenny Kaye, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Shilpa Ray, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Hamilton Leithauser and lots more.

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Craig Finn, Matthew Caws, Nicole Atkins & more playing Trump protest in NYC

The event is called "Flip These Houses" that celebrates "Protest Songs, Political Music, and Unity through Song" and the lineup also includes Hamilton Leithauser, The Wrens' Charles Bissell, Nicole Atkins, Ted Leo, Syd Straw, and many more.

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Wrenses Alien
Wrenses Alien at Bowery Ballroom - 12/29/17 (photo by Joe Saturday)
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watch Charles Bissell play Wrens classics backed by Cymbals Eat Guitars in NYC

They named the band Wrenses Alien, and Charles called it ”the closest I’ve come to a tour in 8 or 9 years.”

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