The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Last week, experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA released the great new song "Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot," and announced a tour. The tour poster had one date blacked out right before the Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (11/8), and presumably that blacked-out date is the just-announced second NYC show happening 11/6 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/23) at noon, and tickets for the MHOW show are still available. All dates here.
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT
Black Belt Eagle Scout is releasing her new album At the Party with My Brown Friends next week (8/30) via Saddle Creek and opening Devendra Banhart's tour this fall, but you can see her in NYC way before that tour, as she is doing a shop floor in-store at Rough Trade NYC on August 28, two days before the new album comes out. It starts at 7 PM and it's totally free and all ages. All dates here.
Finnish psychedelic metal greats Oranssi Pazuzu sadly had to cancel their Psycho Las Vegas set and their pre-fest shows in California last week due to visa issues, and we hoped that didn't mean they would have to cancel their upcoming East Coast fall tour, which is supposed to be their first proper North American tour. Well, things are looking good, as Oranssi Pazuzu not only still has that tour ready to go, they just added West Coast and Southwest dates happening right afterwards in Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. All dates here.
CRICKETS (JD SAMSON & RODDY BOTTUM)
CRICKETS, the new band featuring JD Samson (Le Tigre, Men), Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen), and Michael O'Neil (Men), haven't released any music yet but they're playing shows, including Basilica Soundscape in September. CRICKETS will also play Brooklyn on Sunday (8/25) at Union Pool as part of the venue's free afternoon series Summer Thunder. That is also a special edition of Samson's PAT Party. More info here.
Toronto trio DOOMSQUAD released the excellent Let Yourself Be Seen and toured with Dan Boeckner's Operators this year, will be back on the road this fall. Dates include a stop at Pop Montreal festival, as well as a Toronto show with Of Montreal, and U.S. dates include Philly, DC, Brooklyn (C'mon Everybody on 10/19), and Portland, ME. Head here for all dates and check out the "Emissive HumanEyez'd Re - Vision" of DOOMSQUAD's "General Hum":
FRENCHKISS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY ADDITIONS
Frenchkiss are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a big show at Brooklyn's Elsewhere Hall on October 12 featuring Les Savy Fav, The Dodos, Eleanor Friedberger and Diet Cig. They've just added more artists to the lineup: Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), The Drowners and TWEN. Tickets are on sale.
Arca is returning to NYC arts space The Shed for a four-night run of a new performance piece.
Seattle indie rockers Great Grandpa announced a new album, and they're also touring, including West Coast dates with Vivian Girls, Northeast dates with Dump Him, and more.
Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard was a last-minute addition to Afropunk Brooklyn this weekend, and she's got a headlining tour after that. All dates here.
Gold Dime (ex-Talk Normal) have a new album and tour on the way.
CURL UP AND DIE
Las Vegas mathcore vets Curl Up and Die reunited for an Anaheim show in June, they're playing a hometown show this month, and now they've added their first East Coast show since returning, happening in NYC.