Glasslands photos by Shanda Boyett, Apohadion by Bryan Bruchman, words by BBG

Delicate Steve on Governors Island (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Delicate Steve

Congrats to Delicate Steve, whose new LP Wondervisions is out now via Luaka Bop. Check out the video below for the title track featuring Dirty Projector Nat Baldwin (who plays Knit on 2/10 - tickets). Its a breezy funky track smothered in vintage keys ala.... you guessed it, Stevie Wonder.

And though Akron Family will take them out on an extensive run of dates including 2/17 at Knitting Factory (tickets) and 3/5 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets), Delicate Steve will celebrate the new LP with a record release show at Public Assembly on Saturday (2/5). As discussed, he'll be joined by Dustin Wong (Ponytail, Ecstatic Sunshine), Grandchildren, & Strange Shapes. Tickets are still available. You can also catch DS at the Meat Locker in Montclair, NJ TONIGHT (2/4) and at BAR Nightclub in New Haven, CT on 2/9.

A few days after Public Assembly, Wong will cross paths with the Woods/Ducktails tour that hits Monster Island Basement TONIGHT (2/4) with Metal Mountains. The tour recently hit Portland, Maine, and you can check out pictures from the Apohadion Theater show below. Ducktails will be back on stage later this month when they team up with Glory Girls to open for Lower Dens at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/25 (tickets)

Dustin Wong recently supported Nightlands, aka Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, at his debut show at Glasslands on 1/19 with Tony Castles (who play Death By Audio tonight). Check out some pictures from Glasslands below. Nightlands went on to perform another four dates before the tour came to an end in Pontiac, MI. That included a gig in Chicago:

"Playing just his fourth show, Hartley's Chicago set began with a few songs alone with his acoustic guitar and some drum machine samples. Apparently having already mastered looping effects, Hartley was maintaining a strong vocal presence without any accompaniment, but opening act Houses joined him for the final two thirds of his set anyway. They brought with them a mandolin, louder percussion, and a noisier electric guitar. Live drumming was essential to Suzerain, the highlight of Nightlands' debut full-length, Forget the Mantra. And the additional set of voices enabled even more dynamic harmonies, especially for their chorally exultant closer, 300 Clouds."

Annnnnnd one last reminder, Hartley's other project The War on Drugs is scheduled to support Destroyer on the tour that hits April 3rd at Webster Hall (tickets).

All tour dates and some video/song streams are below...

Dustin Wong @ Glasslands by Shanda Boyett

Dustin Wong

Tony Castles @ Glasslands by Shanda Boyett

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Nightlands @ Glasslands by Shanda Boyett


Ducktails in Maine by Bryan Bruchman






Delicate Steve - "Wondervisions" Video (Feat. Nat Baldwin)

Delicate Steve - "Butterfly"

2/04 - Meat Locker - Montclair, NJ
2/05 - Public Assembly - Brooklyn, NY
2/09 - BAR Nightclub - New Haven, CT
2/17 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY*
2/18 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA*
2/19 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC*
2/20 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON*
2/21 - The Lager House - Detroit, MI*
2/23 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN*
2/24 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL*
2/25 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN*
2/26 - The Music Mill - Iowa City, IA*
2/28 - The Billiken Club - St Louis, MO*
3/01 - MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
3/02 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
3/03 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
3/04 - The Blockley Pourhouse - Philadelphia, PA
3/05 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
3/24 - Neumos Crystal Ballroom - Seattle, WA*
3/25 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC*
3/26 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR*
3/28 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT*
3/29 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO*
3/31 - The Loft - Dallas, TX*
4/01 - The Parish - Austin, TX*
4/03 - Corazon - Santa Fe, NM*
4/04 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ*
4/06 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA*
4/07 - SOHO Restaurant & Music Club*
4/08 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA*
4/09 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA*
* with Akron/Family

Sat Feb 5 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly w/ Delicate Steve
Tue Feb 8 Baltimore, MD - Golden West w/ Ducktails, Woods
Sun Feb 13 Philadelphia, PA - Younglove's w/ Thank You

Fri-Feb-04 New York, NY Monster Island Basement
Mon-Feb-07 Philadelphia, PA Chapel at First Unitarian Church
Tue-Feb-08 Baltimore, MD Golden West