Trans Pecos' backyard (via @todd_patrick)
As discussed, the new Todd P venue Trans Pecos in now open in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), and its schedule is already filling up with a number of shows this month into next. In a new message from Todd, he explains that these currently announced shows are "preview events" and that they've still got a ways to go in terms of renovation. You can read his full statement, which includes many more details about the future of the venue, below.
Upcoming shows include Pop. 1280 (12/12), The Range (12/13), Hard Nips (12/14), Heaven's Gate w/ Millions (12/19), Miho Hatori (12/20), Kayo Dot (1/3) and more. Full current schedule and full lineups for each show here.
Read Todd P's statement below...
PS I Love You at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Canadian indie rock duo PS I Love You has been relatively quiet as of late, having last played NYC in November of 2012. But it looks like they've got something up their sleeves, because they'll be coming to NYC to play a one-off at Pianos on January 29, and they're promising new songs. Hopefully that means a new album is on the way. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Flyer and a video below...
by Bill Pearis
Dev, Dev and little friend outside Bedford Ave L stop (via)
Blood Orange's new album, Cupid Deluxe, is definitely getting a lot more attention than his first, with widespread acclaim and appearances on year-end lists. Maybe it's the increased ad budget (see above).
The week of its release, he celebrated with an uber-packed, guest-filled show at 285 Kent that was also the debut of his new full live band. (Sound/feedback issues aside, they were really good at 285.) While he hasn't made any full tour plans, Dev has announced his next NYC show which happens February 6 at Webster Hall. Is that close enough to be considered a Cupid Deluxe Valentine's Day show? Tickets go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon.
Eagulls releasing new single this month, ready debut for March, playing NYC in January (dates & streams)
by Bill Pearis
Eagulls @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Leeds postpunk quintet Eagulls will release their self-titled debut album on March 4. Prior to that, the band will have out new double a-side single "Tough Luck / Opaque" on December 16. "Tough Luck" shows a little more nuance, arrangement-wise, than the full-bore rippers the band have released so far, and you can stream it below. Both sides will feature on their debut -- album art and tracklist are below.
Eagulls, who were one of the most talked about bands at CMJ this year, will be coming over for press for the album next month and are making time for a couple NYC shows while here. They'll play Mercury Lounge on January 29 and Rough Trade on January 31. Tickets for both those shows go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon, and there's an AmEx presale for the Merc show starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon. Those are the only dates for now, though a tour once the album comes out seems likely.
Album art, track list and streams below...
Typhoon at MFNW 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
Portland art pop ensemble Typhoon spent a good amount of time on the road this year, and they've announced that they'll head back out in 2014. Those dates include a run with the folky Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (who they've played with before) that brings Typhoon to their largest headlining NYC show yet, Webster Hall on March 27. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Earlier this year, Typhoon released their newest album, White Lighter, an album of highly rhythmic and heavily arranged art/chamber pop, that has already been called a favorite of 2013 by some. You can stream a track from that LP, along with the list of tour dates, below...
Deiphago playing shows this weekend, including NYC and Satan's Unholy Abomination Fest II (dates, fest line-up)
by Wyatt Marshall
Deiphago at Maryland Deathfest in May (more by Fred Pessaro)
Filipino three-man black/death horde Deiphago are coming to terrorize the east coast for a few days this week, starting with a date in New Jersey before landing at Union Pool on Friday 12/13 with Obeisance and Inverted Trifixion. No advance tickets for this show, so grab 'em out the door before steeling yourself for some brutality. Deiphago was last this way in May when they stormed Maryland Deathfest, and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn a few days later. Did you go?
The evil trifecta of Deiphago, Obeisance and Inverted Trifixion will also be sharing the stage at Satan's Unholy Abomination Fest II in Hyattsville, MD, a two-day event with Disma, Engorge, Mausoleum, Sathanas, Hellgoat, Satanik Goat Ritual and many more. Details are available at the fest's Facebook page.
Dates and Satan's Unholy Abomination Fest lineup are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Long Island punks Iron Chic returned with an excellent new record this year, The Constant One, which came out last month via Bridge 9 (their first for the label). It mixed Japandroids-style anthems with the gruff punk of Hot Water Music and Title Fight, and was filled with shout-a-long bangers throughout. It rips, and if you haven't heard it yet, you can stream the whole thing (via Noisey) below.
Iron Chic will be heading out on a full US tour in 2014, and though dates for that are still TBA, they've announced that they'll play a tour kickoff show in Brooklyn on February 21 at Acheron with Chumped, Earworms and more TBA. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Chumped, who veer a bit more on the pop punk side than Iron Chic, will play their hometown of NYC much sooner at the BrooklynVegan/Exploding In Sound holiday party at Death by Audio on Thursday (12/12) with SideOneDummy signees PUP, garage punks Slow Warm Death (ex-Snowing), the bluesy Slothurst, and Dischord Records "supergroup" Alarms & Controls (mems. of Circus Lupus, The Crownhate Ruin, etc). Doors for that show are at 7 PM and the first band is on at 8. All ages, $8 admission.
All Iron Chic dates are listed, along with their LP stream and a Chumped stream, below...
Lost in the Trees at Lincoln Center in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Lost in the Trees are set to release the followup to 2012's A Church That Fits Our Needs on February 18 with Past Life, via ANTI-. It's their first record with an outside producer, Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors), and it also sees them adding some electronics to their folky sound. No songs have been released yet, but you can hear some clips in the album trailer below.
Lost In The Trees will also be heading out on a tour around the record's release with support on the first leg coming from Justin Vernon collaborators All Tiny Creatures (led by Thomas Wincek of Volcano Choir/Collections of Colonies of Bees). That leg hits NYC on February 19 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the album trailer, below...
The Hold Steady at Pier 26 in July (more by Tracy Allison)
The Hold Steady are planning a new album and "endless touring" for 2014, and though details are still forthcoming on most of that, they did just announce their first eight tour dates of the new year. This run, which they're calling the "Nights Go On Forever" tour, includes a Brooklyn show on February 6 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which, like the Pennsylvania date the next day, doubles as one of the band's 10 year anniversary shows.
Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon, and if you purchased the 10th anniversary show pledge in the band's new PledgeMusic campaign then you're already set to go. (That particular pledge is all gone but there's still plenty more and the band are at 208% of their goal as of this post.)
All upcoming dates are listed, along with a video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pop punk band The Wonder Years will be heading out on a North American tour this spring and taking out some seriously excellent support, including lyrical emo kids Modern Baseball, hardcore rippers Defeater, and emo alt-rock bashers Citizen. That tour comes to NYC on April 17 at Best Buy Theater. Real Friends are on that show and most other dates too. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Modern Baseball, who have gained a lot more recognition this year since the relatively quiet release of their 2012 LP Sports, have announced that they'll release that album's followup, You're Gonna Miss It All, on February 11 via Run for Cover. Sports was a winner in its ability to be endearingly youthful, and while you might say Modern Baseball have grown up a bit on You're Gonna Miss It All, they haven't stopped writing insanely catchy songs with grin-inducing lyrics. The first taste of the new record is "Your Graduation," which you can stream along with the tracklist, below. That's the artwork above.
All of their dates (including Long Island NJ shows with Bayside), are listed, along with that stream, tracklist, and streams of Defeater and Citizen's 2013 LPs, below...
by Andrew Sacher
It's been a big year for Touche Amore, who released a potential hardcore classic with Is Survived By. Now they've announced a 2014 North American tour, which they're co-headlining with fellow lyrical post-hardcore band mewithoutYou, whose prime-era albums Catch For Us The Foxes and Brother, Sister share producer Brad Wood with Is Survived By. Seahaven is opening, and the first leg will also include openers Drug Church, while the second leg will also include Caravels. The run with Caravels hits NYC on February 26 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.
Though Drug Church won't be on the NYC date, vocalist Patrick Kindlon's other band Self Defense Family will be here when their tour with Pity Sex hits Santos on January 19 with Ovlov and Heroes of Modern Earth. Tickets for that show are still available.
All Touche Amore/mewithoutYou dates are listed, along with some videos, below...
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks share video for "Cinnamon & Lesbians," throwing a contest for private show at Other Music
by Bill Pearis
Trippin' his face off since breakfast: Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album Wigout at Jagbags will be out January 7 and they've just released the second video from it, "Cinnamon and Lesbians." The clip, directed by Jay Winebrenner, takes a very literal approach, letting SM's lyrics guide the narrative. You can watch it, along with the video for "Lariat," below. You'll be able to listen to the whole album on Amazon starting on New Year's Eve, so mark that in your calendars.
The band's tour will be in NYC in February -- Bowery Ballroom is sold out but the 2/27 show at MHOW still has tickets -- but before that, Malkmus and company are performing a private show at Other Music on January 9 with an open bar to follow. Thing is, it could be YOUR private party. The show is a contest for five lucky winners and their 10 lucky friends. Head to Other Music for details on how to enter.
Flyer for the Other Music show, and those videos, below...
St. Vincent at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yesterday (12/9), St. Vincent announced her self-titled fourth album (due out 2/25 via Loma Vista), the much-anticipated followup to 2011's Strange Mercy, and revealed its excellently wacky first single, "Birth In Reverse." Now, she's announced a month and half long North American tour for 2014, which kicks off in NYC on February 26 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Thursday (12/12) at noon.
All dates (including NXNE) are listed, along with a stream of "Birth In Reverse," below...
NXNE 2014 initial lineup (St. VIncent, Danny Brown, Run the Jewels, Mac DeMarco, Omar Souleyman, Speedy Ortiz, more)
NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
NXNE is returning for its 20th year in 2014 from June 13-22 in Toronto, and the initial music lineup has just been announced. It includes St. VIncent, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Rhye, Mac DeMarco, Run the Jewels, Omar Souleyman, Speedy Ortiz, Mas Ysa, Courtney Barnett and Odonis Odonis. NXNE speakers were also announced, including Paul Rosenberg (Shady Records), Chris Kaskie (Pitchfork), Oliver El-Khatib (Ovo), Chris Taylor (Last Gang Records), and KP Swazy (DatPiff). Badges and wristbands are on sale now.
Speaking of St. Vincent, if you haven't yet, check out her new song.
Check out the full initial list of 2014 NXNE artists below...
by Bill Pearis
Dum Dum Girls' third album, Too True, is out January 28. If you're heard the slinky first single "Lost Boys & Girls Club" you know this record takes the band in new directions. There are still a few typical DDG rockers, but there are also forays into suave Britpop and a few just straight-up killer pop songs, like the bouncy "In the Wake of You." It's a terrific record. Says Dee Dee of the album, "Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave Patti? Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses? Cuz I did."
The band's NYC record release show at Mercury Lounge on 1/30 is sold out but Dum Dum Girls (now a five-piece live) just announced a full tour starting in March, with two NYC dates: March 25 at Bowery Ballroom and March 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (12/11) at noon. Opening for the whole tour are kindred spirits, Blouse. All dates -- which include a stop in Austin for SXSW -- are listed below.
Meanwhile, Dee Dee also gave us her Top Ten of 2013 which includes records, books, cocktails and more. You can check that out below.
Johnny Thunders' heirs, some of them ex-convicts, fighting over estate, which has been growing over time
[New York Doll Johnny] Thunders left no will [when he died in 1991], and his last few thousand bucks were to go to his estranged wife, their two sons and his daughter from a romance with a Swedish groupie. [NY Post]PREVIOUSLY: NY Dolls remember Lou Reed
by Doug Moore
Monster Magnet at MHoW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bad news, Monster Magnet folk: according to the band's publicist, frontman Dave Wyndorf has the flu, which means that the remaining shows of their tour with with Royal Thunder and Zodiac have been cancelled, including their 12/14 date at the Bowery Ballroom here in NYC. According to the venue's site, refunds are available. If you really feel like bumming yourself out, check out Invisible Oranges' enthusiastic writeup of the tour's Chicago date.
The full list of cancelled dates is below.
Todd P's venue Trans Pecos opened, more shows announced (Miho Hatori, Kayo Dot, The Range, Heaven's Gate & more)
by Doug Moore
Notekillers @ Trans Pecos on Saturday (via @northernspyrecs)
A few weeks back, we mentioned that Todd P has established a new, legal/up-to-code venue called Trans-Pecos in the former Silent Barn space at 915 Wyckoff Ave; the venue officially opened its doors with a Northern Spy Records-curated Gnaw/Notekillers/Psalm Zero show last week. (NSR will host a weekly show series every Thursday at the venue.) Trans-Pecos still doesn't have much of an official web presence, but a number of shows have been announced for the spot on top of the aforementioned Pop. 1280/Ukjah Drag/Herzog Rising/Nick Klein show this Thursday (12/12). Here's a rundown.
All of the following have $8 covers and will open their doors at 8 PM, except where noted...
This Wednesday (12/11), Dreams West will play with Only Edges and LAMPGOD & **L_RD//$M$.
On Friday (12/13), noted Rhode Island IDM crafter The Range (who recently released a new album) will play with Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, and Diamond Terrifier. The door charge goes up to $10 for this one.
On Saturday (12/14), the aforementioned Peter Kerlin Octet/Sunwatchers/Platinum Vision lineup will be joined by all-girl Japanese rockers Hard Nips (who are nonetheless based in Brooklyn) in the headlining slot.
The ensuing Friday (12/20), avant-garde ensemble Zs (whose Sam Hillmer put out a sax-based solo record in the spring) play with Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and DJ Bubbles.
Finally, on January 3 (1/3), Kayo Dot will join Hospital Productions noise artist Lussuria and Jeremiah Cymerman for the first edition of a monthly series curated by Psalm Zero bandmates Andrew Hock (of Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life).
If you're curious about what Trans-Pecos has done with the former Silent Barn space, check out this Bedford and Bowery writeup. Flyer for Thursday's Pop. 1280 show is below...
Toronto trio Magneta Lane have been making catchy pop/rock for 10 years now, most recently on their Witchrock EP, which came out back in February and you can stream below. The band also just made a video for that EP's "Lucky" and you can watch that below too.
The band are on a quick trip through the Northeast which includes two NYC shows this week: Wednesday (12/11) at Pianos with Bluffing, Weekender, The Teen Age and The Hairs, and then Thursday (12/12) at Grand Victory with Annie Activator, Incircles and The Breaking Sounds. All dates are listed below.
members of Quicksand, Delicate Steve, Sannhet, A Place to Bury Strangers & more joined forces for Rock Lottery (pics)
Photos by Greg Cristman
Stop & Frisk / UNICORN CHOICE @ 2013 Rock Lottery
The 2013 edition of the annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery took place on Saturday (12/7) at Knitting Factory where members of various local bands -- including Walter Schreifels, "Delicate" Steve Marion, and Maria Minerva -- were thrown together randomly to form new groups, and then write and perfors new songs all in the course of 12 hours. Proceeds went to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education.
The bands met at 10 AM and were divvied up as follows:
Stop & Frisk: Maria Minerva, Jeff Curtin (Small Black), Steve Myers (The Afghan Whigs / Mighty Fine), Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box / Slavic Soul Party / Barbez), Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft)
Black Purple: Zach Jaeger (Chron Turbine), Awkwafina, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls / Violent Femmes), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In / Mutoid Man), Deron Pulley (Les Bonhommes)
UNICORN CHOICE: Andrew Keoghan (Lawrence Arabia / Lips), Christopher Todd (Sannhet), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand / Rival Schools)
U.W.I: James Canty (The Make-Up / Ted Leo / Nation of Ulysses), Angus Tarnawsky (Apache Beat / Devin / Ef Es VII/2), John Stanesco (Friend Roulette), Corey Zaloom (Riverwild), Oliver Ackerman (A Place To Bury Strangers)
HXMXN PXXPLX: (L to R): William Kuehn (Rainer Maria / Shining Mirrors / The Prosaics), Alyson Greenfield, Christian Owens (Bad Girlfriend), Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness / Antibalas / Fela! The Musical), Hanoi Jane (Onieda)In addition to original songs, the bands threw in some covers as well. Stop & Frisk covered Prince's "Darling Nikki" and Black Purple covered the Beastie Boys "Sabotage." Pictures from the 2014 Rock Lottery are in this post.