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Say Hi released a new album, touring (dates & LP stream)

12 hours 58 min ago

by Andrew Sacher

Say Hi released his/their eighth album, Endless Wonder, earlier this year via Barsuk, the followup to 2011's Um, Uh Oh. The band's signature indie pop is in full effect here and if you've yet to check it out you can do so now by streaming it in full (via AV Club) below. Say Hi have now announced a US tour in support of the album which brings them back to NYC on November 14 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/3) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

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tix on sale: Belle & Sebastian, Alt-J, DOM, Riff Raff, H.R. Giger, "Great Night In Harlem," Modern Baseball, more

13 hours 7 min ago

The 13th annual "Great Night in Harlem" takes place at The Apollo on October 24 with Herbie Hancock receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones, with special guest Bruce Willis. "Herbie himself will make an all-star tribute to our beloved trumpeter Clark Terry." Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire. Al Jarreau, Jimmy Heath, Steve Jordan, Charles Bradley and more will be there as well. Tickets are on sale now.

The late H.R. Giger will be celebrated on October 15 at Spectacle Theatre with shows at 7:30 PM and 10 PM where "rarely seen documentaries, experimental films and music videos made by HR Giger," will be screened. More info here.

Tickets for the Belle & Sebastian show at Radio City go on Fan Club presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Alt-J show at Madison Square Garden with Phantogram go on fan presale today at 10 AM. You can get access if you're on their email list.

Tickets to see Modern Baseball, Foxing, Crying, Somos and others at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for their Gramercy show.

DOM are playing Mercury Lounge on December 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (10/3) at noon.

Riff Raff is playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on October 29. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (10/2) at noon.

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.

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What's going on Wednesday? (Bryan Ferry, Black Lips & King Khan, Blake Mills, Delta Spirit, The Blow, Ed Schrader, more)

13 hours 36 min ago

King Khan at LPR in June (more by Chris La Putt)

Blake Mills at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by David Andrako)

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

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
When not working and touring with Fiona Apple, Blake Mills makes his own accomplished blues folk. His new album, Heigh Ho, just came out and tonight's the release show. It's sold out, but if you bought a ticket you got a copy of the record as a bonus.

Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes @ Beacon Theatre
He's been battling a throat infection which has forced him to cancel a few recent shows, but the onetime Roxy Music singer and still-suave dude will be playing tonight's show. He's got a guest-filled album on the way soon.

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, LiveFastDie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This two-night NYC stand (yesterday at Irving Plaza) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Jack and Eliza, Larry and the Babes @ Baby's All Right
If you miss the winsome, early days of Slow Club, this Brooklyn duo make a similarly sweet sound. Tonight's the release show for their debut EP. Early show, over before 9 PM.

Team Spirit, Sunflower Bean, Bluffing @ Baby's All Right
Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, finally released their debut album, titled Killing Time, which is out via via Vice/WB. Help them celebrate tonight with up-and-comers Sunflower Bean and Bluffing. You get a free CD with entry. 9 PM doors.

Arrington de Dionyso, Yonatan Gat, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
Arrington de Dionyso makes "trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and halucinations." You may also know him from his old band, Old Time Relijun. Also playing: former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat.

Bambara, Dheatd Refuge, Nola Gras, Teen Injection @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn's Bambara sound like their name: loud and pummelling. A little dark too, last year's Dream Violence mixes gothy shoegaze with a good sense of melody, plus shringy feedback.

The Blow, DJ Dapwell @ Union Pool
This is the first of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!

Jungle @ Warsaw
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

Tycho, Beacon, Christopher Willits @ Terminal 5
Tycho's downtempo IDM really comes off more like post-rock live, where they play as a full band and are heavy on the viiiibes, man.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Cake Shop
Baltimore duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat make rackety post-punk with just a bass and a floor tom, but you'd never think it doesn't sound full. They always put on a good show.

Delta Spirit, Streets of Laredo @ Bowery Ballroom
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the second of three nights in NYC in support of it. All three are sold out.

Movement, The Mast, Lemonade (DJ) @ Glasslands
Australian trio Movement offer a moody take on the whole indie/R&B thing going on at the moment. They opened for Banks at Terminal 5 last night but tonight you can catch them in a much more intimate environment.

Balance and Composure, Seahaven, Creepoid @ Irving Plaza
Balance & Composure and Seahaven are the two bigger names on this bill, but if you're going we especially recommend showing up on time for Creepoid too. The Philly band's mix of shoegaze and slowcore does a lot of justice to the '90s bands in that style and they're good live too.

Living Room, Caravela, Vasudeva, Bethlehem Steel @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts a pretty cool bill of bands that lean towards emo, indie rock or a little bit of both. Living Room, who put out their enjoyable Braid-ish album Moonchaser this past August, are headlining the night.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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victim of drunken brawl during Billy Joel concert suing MSG

September 30, 2014 - 6:01pm

As you may know, Billy Joel is in the midst of a neverending residency at Madison Square Garden, and apparently the Piano Man's melodies aren't getting everyone feeling alright. At the recent September 17 show, attendee Ari Ganeles was allegedly the victim of some drunken violence and he's now suing the venue. NY Daily News reports: Ari Ganeles, 39, suffered a beatdown after he joined other attendees in objecting to the behavior of a drunken group, according to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. He wound up with fractures to his nose, arm and ribs, a torn rotator cuff and facial injuries. "They were being abusive to everyone around them, spilling drinks on people in front of them," Ganeles' lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, said Tuesday.

Prior to the attack on Ganeles, ushers working for Madison Square Garden asked the men to behave, but other staff continued to sell them alcohol at their seats, Jaroslawicz said.Page Six adds that MSG offered a statement: "We do not welcome anyone into The Garden who behaves in an inappropriate and violent manner in any way, and they will not be welcomed back. We are looking into the particulars of this incident."

Now you have another reason to say no the next time your mom asks you to see Billy Joel with her. Safety first.

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Alt-J headlining Madison Square Garden in 2015 with Phantogram (updated tour dates)

September 30, 2014 - 5:20pm

Alt-J at LPR earlier this month (more by PSquared)

Alt-J's slightly weirder sophomore album This Is All Yours came out this week, and now they've announced what is by far their largest NYC show yet. They recently played intimate shows here at Le Poisson Rouge and Le Poisson Rouge and have a larger sold-out show happening at Beacon Theatre on November 16 on their proper tour, but now that seems intimate too. The UK band have announced they'll be returning in 2015 to headline Madison Square Garden on March 30 with support from Phantogram. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/3) at 10 AM.

Presumably more North American dates happening around then will be announced. All currently known dates are listed below...

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Movement on tour w/ Banks, playing their own Brooklyn show on Wednesday after tonight's T5 show (dates)

September 30, 2014 - 5:19pm

Australia's Movement are currently in North America bringing their nocturnal R&B to Banks tour. That tour hits NYC tonight (9/30) for a big show at Terminal 5 which is sold out. Even if you don't have tickets to the T5 show tonight, you can still catch Movement in NYC though. They headline a much smaller venue Wednesday (10/1) at Glasslands with The Mast and a DJ set from Lemonade before heading back out with Banks. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Movement dropped their moody self-titled EP earlier in the year, so expect to catch jams from that on both the Banks tour and the few off-date shows they're playing. Their NSFW video for "Ivory" from the EP, with their list of dates, below...

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Peter Jefferies cancels US tour (visa problems)

September 30, 2014 - 5:11pm

New Zealand scene vet Peter Jefferies was set to begin his North American tour on Wednesday (10/1) at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room. Unfortunately, Visa Issues have caused the whole tour to be canceled. A short statement from his label, Superior Viaduct:Unfortunately, Peter Jefferies was denied entry last minute due to a visa issue. Hopefully we can re-schedule for next year. Advance tickets refunded by the venues. We are very sorry, folks.The tour was in support of Superior Viaduct's reissue Jefferies' 1994 album Electricity (the same year as his last US tour). Let's hope he gets those visa problems worked out soon.

All (canceled) dates are listed below...

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Sleepy Kitty (ex-Harvey Danger) made a video, playing shows including NYC tonight (dates)

September 30, 2014 - 4:22pm

photo by Shervin Lainez

Sleepy Kitty, the duo of Paige Brubeck and former Harvey Danger drummer Evan Sult, released their sophomore album Projection Room earlier this year. After putting out a video for its track "Don't You Start" in August, they've now returned with another video for "Hold Yr Ground," both of which you can watch below.

The band have a couple shows coming up, including one in NYC TONIGHT (9/30) at Pianos with The Liza Colby Sound, The Prettiots, Fiona Silver and Alice Limoges. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Their only other date announced at the moment is in Chicago on Mischief Night. Full tour schedule, with those videos, below...

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Williamsburg venue Muchmore's suing New York City, saying cabaret laws are unconstitutional

September 30, 2014 - 4:15pm

Shamir's dance-friendly set at Muchmore's during Northside (@brooklynvegan)

Enacted in 1926, ​the New York City's ​cabaret laws were originally to put the kibosh on illegal booze. After the repeal of prohibition, the law -- which requires clubs and bars to get an expensive permit for dancing -- went largely unenforced until the Giuliani administration and his efforts to clean up the city. Williamsburg club/coffee shop/venue Muchmore's is taking a stand against cabaret laws, suing the city:Andrew Muchmore​, owner of ​Muchmore's Cafe ​in Williamsburg, filed suit in Brooklyn federal court to challenge New York's ​cabaret laws ​- which prohibit danci​​ng ​by more than three people at one time unless the venue has a cabaret license.

In the suit, he cites the first and 14th amendments and claims the tight restrictions against patrons shaking their money makers have forced him to play ​sedate if not ​dreary tunes at his nightspot​ and coffeehouse.

The real estate attorney argues the stricture prevents him from cranking beats that might actually tempt patrons to ​want to dance ​- and thus break the law, according to his s​​uit.

To avoid any potential skirmish with code enforcement officers, Muchmore avoids hosting acts that "involve dancing or would tend to elicit dancing," the suit states.

Instead, Muchmore plays ​safe ​wallflower genres including "folk music, rock music, experimental electronic music, jazz and other forms of music that are not conducive to dancing," the suit states. - [NY Post]!!!'s 2003 dancepunk touchstone "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)" confronted cabaret laws and NYC powers-that-be in its own funky way. Stream it below...

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Geryon, Gates (Toronto), Oneirogen & New Firmament playing IO-presented NYC show this week

September 30, 2014 - 3:51pm

Oneiorgen at IO show in August (more by Greg Cristman)

Two quality NYC bands, Geryon and Oneirogen will team up this week for an Invisible Oranges-presented show in their hometown which also includes New Firmament (ex-Extra Life) and Toronto's Gates (not to be confused with NJ's Gates). Here's what IO had to say about the show:Geryon's one we're excited for. The experimental death metal drums and bass duo from Krallice's Nicholas McMaster and Lev Weinstein brought a shot of innovation to the genre with its debut LP late last year. Canada's Gates speaks a different language, a captivating brand of ambient experimental doom that moves from droning to chaotically crushing. ONEIROGEN's no stranger to IO-presented shows--the one man band's experimental and ethereal looping metal is a thing of beauty. New Firmament, from Baltimore, creates lush, deep and dark ambient soundscapes.The show happens Thursday (10/2) at Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff in Ridgewood, Queens). More info at the Facebook event. Show flyer below.

Geryon and Oneirogen will team up again with another ex-Extra Life band, Psalm Zero, when that killer trio of bands opens the first of two Year of No Light shows at Saint Vitus on November 13 (tickets). Oneirogen plays again with Father Murphy at their Acheron show on October 9 (tickets). Geryon play again opening the second of two Virus shows at Saint Vitus on October 25 (tickets).

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Ultimate Painting share more songs from debut LP, touring before playing lots of CMJ shows (dates, stream)

September 30, 2014 - 3:28pm

As mentioned, Ultimate Painting (aka James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes) will release their debut album next month via Trouble in Mind. They've shared two more tracks from the album, "Winter in Your Heart" and "Ten Street," which you can stream along with the song "Ultimate Painting" and a mix they made with some of their influences, below.

Also as mentioned, UP will be in NYC for CMJ and they've got quite a few shows lined up already with maybe more still to be announced. Here's the lowdown:
Tue. Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ Pianos (Kanine CMJ day party FREE)
Tue. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Wed. Oct. 23 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Fri. Oct. 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Trouble In Mind CMJ day party FREE)
Fri. Oct. 25 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Panache CMJ day party FREE)Flyers for all of those shows, plus the full lineups, are below. Before the CMJ shows, Ultimate Paiting will also play nearby Bard College on October 21. That follows a few other North American dates, all of which are listed below.

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Iron Reagan touring, playing NYC w/ Only Crime & Ma Jolie

September 30, 2014 - 2:57pm

photo by Steve Krandall

Richmond thrashers Iron Reagan (who feature members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, and Darkest Hour) released their new LP Tyranny of Failure earlier this month on Relapse and they've since added more tour dates to their schedule. They've got a West Coast run with Eyehategod (who they played NYC with in July) and Power Trip, but before that they'll hit NYC on October 19 at Saint Vitus opening for Only Crime (who feature members of Good Riddance, Converge, Black Flag, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Modern Life Is War and others). Also on that bill is promising Philly band Ma Jolie and tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the new-ish video for "Miserable Failure" from the new Iron Reagan LP, below...

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Chumped announce debut LP, share track, add tour dates; Beach Slang EP out now & streaming

September 30, 2014 - 2:26pm

by Andrew Sacher

Chumped at BK Bazaar earlier this month (more by Mimi Hong)

We recently mentioned that following their two EPs, Brooklyn's Chumped would be releasing their first full length later this year. It's now been announced that the album's called Teenage Retirement and it will be out on November 18 via Anchorless Records. Its first single, "Songs About Boats," recently premiered over at Noisey and from the sound of it, Chumped are continuing to make terrifically executed real-deal pop punk. If the term "pop punk" still puts a bad taste in your mouth, "Songs About Boats" is the kind of song that could remind you that you do in fact have a scratched-up copy of Dookie at your parents' house, and that there is a part of you that sometimes wants nothing more than palm-muted power chords done right. Chumped do it right, so take a listen for yourself, below.

Chumped also have a bunch of tour dates coming up, including two in their hometown. First, they open the NYC stop of the Cheap Girls / Beach Slang / Lee Corey Oswald / Signals Midwest tour happening October 14 at Saint Vitus (tickets), and then as discussed their tour with PUP hits Mercury Lounge on November 7 (tickets). Since we last spoke, Typefighter were added to that show too. Updated list of Chumped's dates below.

Speaking of Beach Slang, their excellent new EP is out today (9/30) via Tiny Engines, and that can be streamed in full below as well...

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Vanshing Life (Walter Schreifels + mems of Trail of Dead, Rise Against) releasing 7" on Collect Records, making live debut

September 30, 2014 - 1:33pm

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Cecilia Alejandra

Earlier today we mentioned that post-hardcore veteran Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) would be playing the Iron Pier CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) with his new band The Dead Heavens, along with Self Defense Family and Dee Pockets. That's not the only new band Walter has though. He's also fronting Vanshing Life, for which he's joined by two Trail of Dead members, Jamie Miller and Autry Fulbright, and Rise Against's Zach Blair. Their debut 7", "People Running" b/w "Vanishing Life," is due out October 14 via Collect Records, the label Thursday/United Nations' Geoff Rickly runs with Texas is the Reason's Norman Brannon. Walter's produced a variety of sounds over the years, but so far Vanishing Life is sounding pretty in line with his '90s post-hardcore stuff. Hear it for yourself by streaming the a-side of the new single below.

The band are set to make their live debut on October 18 in New York with two in-stores that day: one at 2 PM at Generation Records in NYC and another at 6 PM at Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon. They'll be playing a brief set and doing a signing at each.

Song stream below...

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Lace Curtains (ex-Harlem) releasing new album, making NYC live debut during CMJ (dates, streams)

September 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Ex-Harlem singer Michael Coomers will release his second under the Lace Curtains name, titled A Signed Piece Of Paper, on October 28 via his own Female Fantasy Records. The album has some indie rock a la Harlem but there's a strong '70s singer-songwriter vibe to it as well. You can stream a few songs and videos in this post.

Lace Curtains will make its NYC debut during CMJ, with October 24 at Cake Shop being the only confirmed date during the fest right now (more details on that show TBA). After CMJ, Lace Curtains will also play November 1 at Union Pool with fellow ex-Harlem band Las Rosas.

Videos and song stream below...

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What's going on Tuesday? (Black Lips & King Khan, Eternal Summers, Raveonettes, Spoon, Touche Amore, EULA, more)

September 30, 2014 - 12:05am

Black Lips at House of Vans in July (more by Chris La Putt)

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

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, Habibi @ Irving Plaza
This two-night stand at Irving Plaza sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Eternal Summers, Darlings, Boytoy @ Knitting Factory
Last time Eternal Summers were through, they played a LOT of new songs from their next album which is already in the can. Expect new ones tonight too. Support is good tonight, with Darlings' poppy indie rock, and Boytoy's hair-in-the-face shoegaze.

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

The Big Sleep, Lymbyc Systym, Nicholas Nicholas @ Baby's All Right
Eleven years and going, NYC indie vets The Big Sleep remain a live force. The band have a new album due sometime soon and you can get a preview tonight -- and this show is with another long-running Brooklyn band, Lymbyc Systym.

QUAD, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
This is the first of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's and the shows start at midnight and are free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe.

Spoon, Dev Hynes, Best Coast & more @ Sonos Studios
The wireless speaker makers are bringing their curated lounge to NYC with some serious bands/musicians performing free sets, as well as talks and exhibitions. RSVPs, unsurprisingly with today's lineup, are full for the music portion.

Heaven, Dead Leaf Echo, The Stargazer Lilies @ Union Pool
It's a night of dark-tinged ethereal rock and all three bands do it well. Wear black.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Wellmont Theatre
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Delta Spirit @ Mercury Lounge
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they begin a three-night NYC run in support of it. All three are sold out.

RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag, Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus
RVIVR's fight against sexism/homophobia/etc is as radical as their pop punk is catchy. Tonight they team with three bands who are all a bit different but will fit with them well: the also-political Aye Nako, long-running DIY duo Shellshag, and Pennsylvania indie pop band Slingshot Dakota.

The Prettiots, Fiona Silver, Sleepy Kitty, Alice Limoges @ Pianos
Sleepy Kitty count former Harvey Danger drummer Evan Sult as a member, but they're not too similar to that band, instead sounding more like a grungier Best Coast.

Banks, Movement @ Terminal 5
Two members of the indie/R&B crossover team up at Terminal 5 tonight, with the very quickly rising Banks headlining this sold out show.

EULA, Short Nerve (feat. Greg Saunier [of Deerhoof], Ofir Ganon & special guest), Adam Schatz, Andra, Nose Fixer, DJ Jackie Yo, plus words from Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, Hilly Eye's Amy Klein & more @ Glasslands
This big show with various art forms, collaborations and more goes down with music from noise rockers EULA, Short Nerve (a collaboration with a Deerhoof member and a special guest promised), Brooklyn everywhere-man Adam Schatz and more, plus Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis and Hilly Eye's Amy Klein will be speaking, and there's also "movement" and "photo works" at the show. More info here.

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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Madball celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Set It Off' on tour

September 29, 2014 - 5:24pm

photo by Randy Blythe

NYC hardcore vets Madball are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Set It Off, by playing it in full on a tour this December. They'll be joined by former guitarist Matt Henderson who was with the band when they made that album. Opening on all dates will be Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser, and it hits the band's hometown on December 6 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/3) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed on the tour flyer, with a full stream of the album, below...

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Peaking Lights playing Other Music in-store & Baby's All Right shows after T5 with Real Estate (updated dates)

September 29, 2014 - 4:51pm

Electronic psych pop duo Peaking Lights will be in town this week, opening for Real Estate at Terminal 5 on Thursday (10/2) with Regal Degal, and Tom Scharpling (buy tickets or win some) and then being part of the "Atomic Bomb" William Onyeabor tribute at day 1 (10/4) of Modern Sky Festival in Central Park.

In addition Peaking Lights have added a couple other events happening Friday (10/3). First they'll play a free in-store at Other Music (9 PM) and they'll have an exclusive version of the band's new album, Cosmic Logic, to buy. Then Peaking Lights will play a midnight show at Baby's All Right with Blazer Soundsystem. Tickets are on sale now.

Peaking Lights' Cosmic Logic is out via Weird World on October 7. You can pre-order the album now. You can stream two songs from the album --"Everyone and Us" and "Breakdown" -- below.

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Modern Baseball announce tour w/ Foxing, Crying, Somos and others (dates); Mitski streaming a new song

September 29, 2014 - 3:59pm

Modern Baseball at BK Bazaar earlier this month (more by Mimi Hong)

Modern Baseball seemingly spend no time off the road, and they've just expanded their tour into December when they'll return to NYC for two more shows here. Earlier this year they played NYC with The Hotelier who later played with Foxing and now Foxing are on board to open MoBo's Northeast run including both stops here. Knuckle Puck, Crying and Somos are also on board for all of Modern Baseball's headlining dates.

The NYC shows happen December 12 at Gramercy Theater and December 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both go on sale Friday (10/3) at noon with an AmEx presale for the MHOW show starting Wednesday (10/1) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Modern Baseball also have other dates in the area before and after that including a run supporting The Wonder Years which hits Long Island's Emporium on October 6 in Patchogue (tickets), and an opening slot on night 2 of Taking Back Sunday's holiday shows in NJ (tickets).

Foxing have other dates in the area as well. Their tour with Kittyhawk hits Poughkeepsie's The Loft on October 10 to open for Into It Over It the night before IIOI open for American Football in NYC, and then the tour also includes a Long Island show two days afterwards at Amityville Music Hall (10/12). Tickets for the Poughkeepsie show and the Amityville show are still available.

Meanwhile, Crying play a previously discussed NYC show this week at Silent Barn on Thursday (10/2) with related band LVL UP, Brunch (ex-Krill), and LVL UP's labelmate/tourmate Mitski, who just put out the new song "I Don't Smoke" from her new album Bury Me At Makeout Creek (due 11/1 via Double Double Whammy).

Listen to that, with her list of dates (including a CMJ show) and the list of Modern Baseball dates, below...

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UK duo Coves released debut LP, touring w/ The Raveonettes including both MHOW shows (dates, streams)

September 29, 2014 - 3:47pm

UK duo Coves are singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, who make a smoky brand of guitar pop, full of tremolo'd minor chords and reverbed atmosphere. The band's new album, Soft Friday, was released via Nettwerk earlier this month and you can stream a few songs and videos below, and listen to the whole thing over at Rdio.

Coves are currently on tour with The Raveonettes which makes a good match (if maybe a little too perfect) so if you're going to see them, its worth showing up early. The Raveonettes and Coves play NYC tonight (9/29) and Tuesday (9/30) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and tickets are still available.

If you haven't checked out The Raveonettes' new album, Pe'hai, yet, it's their strongest in about five years and well worth giving a spin on Rdio.

All Coves tour dates, plus videos and streams, below...

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