Enigmatic, Psychedelic Postpunk from Supergroup Heroes of Toolik

Source: New York Music Daily

Heroes of Toolik are as close to a supergroup as NYC has right now. Frontman/guitarist Arad Evans plays in avant garde legend Glenn Branca‘s ensemble. Bassist Ernie Brooks was in the Modern Lovers, and Billy Ficca held down the drum chair in Television. Violinist/singer Jennifer Coates rounds out the lineup with trombonists Peter Zummo (ex-Lounge Lizards) and John Speck. Together, they offer potently tuneful reinforcement to the argument that cerebral music can be just as catchy.

Their sound blends riff-driven postpunk, psychedelia and minimalism, with the occasional jazzy flourish. They’re playing a rare stripped-down duo show at around 9 at Troost ...

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What’s going on Saturday?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Brian Wilson (playing Pet Sounds), Morrissey, Ted Leo, Julien Baker, Global Citizen Festival, the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, Morgan Delt, and more musical options for your Saturday.

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LiveNation & Irving Plaza being sued by “trampled” fans at T.I. show incident

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Irving Plaza and its owner, LiveNation, are now being sued by two attendees of the concert who claim “serious injuries and mental anguish” from being trampled due to the chaos that followed the gunshots.

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The Shacks about to release debut LP, play BKLYN Bazaar on 09.29

Source: Deli Magazine NY

The Shacks about to release debut LP, play BKLYN Bazaar on 09.29

Should you be in need of a magical something that can lull you to sleep during your stressful life in the city, look no further than Brooklyn’s The Shacks and their first official single "Left It With The Moon." The song employs a timeless melody, Shannon Wise’s delicate soprano, and a few other rather rudimental instruments to reach into the listener’s buried childhood – and the sleeping proneness it entails: if sleeping like a baby is your ida of happiness, The Shacks are your kind of band. Earlier this year, the duo also unveiled a collaboration with instrumental NYC band ...

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Superjoint (Anselmo, Eyehategod) prep first LP in over a decade, share a song

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Superjoint, one of Phil Anselmo‘s many southern-fried supergroups, reunited last year (and toured with Danzig) after being broken up for some 10 years. Centered around Phil, Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod/Down), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion), Superjoint are now getting ready to release their first new album in over a decade…

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The Irrepressibly Fun Bombay Rickey Return to Barbes This Saturday Night

Source: New York Music Daily

Bombay Rickey are one of the funnest and most individualistic bands in New York. They mash up surf rock, psychedelic cumbias and Bollywood into a constantly shapeshifting, danceable sound. They’re playing this Saturday night, Sept 24 at 8 PM at Barbes. Then they’re at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music the following night, Sept 25 at 7.

They played a couple of Barbes shows over the past couple of months At the first one, frontwoman/accordionist Kamala Sankaram was battling a cold, although she still hit every note in her four-and-a-half octave range, useful since she and the band did a whole bunch of ...

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Jay Pray’s Chillwave is as chilled as it gets!

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Jay Pray's Chillwave is as chilled as it gets!

If the very NYC "Chillwave" phenomenon still exist, the musical output of Brooklyn via Connecticut electronic artist Jay Pray definitely belongs to it, even just for the fact that the guy has one of the most chilled and gentle voices we’ve stumbled upon in a while. His most popular single "I’d go anywhere" (streaming) blends dancey soul pop verses a la’ Hall & Oates with fuller choruses flirting with electronica. The other single available for streaming, ‘Smile,’ is even more chilled, exuding positivity and hope, as if it was srping all over again! Look out for a ...

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Soccer Mommy moves to NYC, plays Silent Barn on 10.02

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Soccer Mommy moves to NYC, plays Silent Barn on 10.02

Straddling the line between Susanne Vega intellectual but vulnerable songwriting and Belly’s dreamy pop melodicism, Soccer Mommy, the project of songwriter Sophie Allison, recently relocated from Nashville to NYC. Since 2015, the young lady has released three strictly self-produced EPs (two of them are called ‘songs of my bedroom’) and one full length album entitled ‘for young hearts.’ Single and opening track ‘Henry’ (streaming below) shines for its imaginative lyrics, with Sophie trying to guess a loved boy’s thoughts and feelings, accompanied by a heart wrenching melody. NYC ‘young hearts’ shouldn’t miss her show at the Silent Barn on ...

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new music from Ty Dolla $ign, T.I., Juicy J, Gucci Mane, NxWorries, Dave East, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As always, there’s a ton of cool stuff going on in the world of hip hop. Here’s a roundup of some recently-released music, upcoming NYC shows, and more…

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The Caretaker releasing two-year, six LP sonic exploration of dementia (listen to the first)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ambient musician and producer James Leyland Kirby released An Empty Bliss Beyond This World in 2011 under his personal The Caretaker. On it, he examined old age, specifically the way the human brain, and memory, degrades with dementia and alzheimer. Using samples of big band music…

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