Monthly Archives: September 2014

Music Review: Global Citizen Festival Brings Stars to Central Park

Source: New York Times » Music

Central Park was the setting for the Global Citizen Festival, which attracted thousands of concertgoers and put a focus on poverty and other issues.

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Listen to Ryan Adams cover Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” on World Cafe

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Ryan Adams on World Cafe | Photo by John VetteseGod bless the internet. We sort of saw this one coming and honestly, we’re surprised it didn’t happen sooner. When Ryan Adams did a Ryan Adams did a World Cafe session in early September, he covered two songs; “Mother” by … Continued

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Cherub @ 9:30 Club

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Image Courtesy of Cherub I was first introduced to electronic pop duo Cherub on accident when, along with some friends, I stumbled onto their set at a music festival. I was instantly hooked by their funky guitar riffs and falsetto vocals. Fast forward two years later, the duo has released two EPs and an LP, […]

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victim of drunken brawl during Billy Joel concert suing MSG

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Billy Joel

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 ...

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Movement

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 ...

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Peter Jefferies cancels US tour (visa problems)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Electricity"

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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Gold Lake unveils new single “Lovers”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

We didn’t have any psychedelic track on the NYC blog today – it’s time to fix this! Gold Lake is a Brooklyn band that treated us to a little drone-pop gem last year, entitled "We Already Exist." They are now unveiling a new tune entitled "Lovers" (streaming) that significantly slows down the BPM (at least for most of the song) without losing the band’s signature charm and intensity. 

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo by Shervin Lainez
Single Mothers

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 ...

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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

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A New Neil Young Album!

Source: New York Music Daily

Hey, have you heard the new Neil Young album? Itt’s one of the good ones, sort of a blend of On the Beach and Tonight’s the Night with slightly more modern production values. It’s everything you would expect: reedy vocal harmonies, steady midtempo backbeat rock grooves, tasteful Americana touches and aching choruses that build tension and then resolve warmly. Sure, there are plenty of recycled licks from well-known album-rock radio hits, but like a lot of other artists, ole Neil has a handful of ur-melodies that he’s been known to fall back on and this is no exception.

The ...

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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

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, ...

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

CMJ Flyer

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 @ ...

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Theater Review: ‘Bright Star’ Is Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Show

Source: New York Times » Music

“Bright Star,” a new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, is having its premiere run in San Diego.

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo by Steve Krandall
Iron Reagan

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 ...

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20 Years Later, It’s Still Illmatic: Reflecting on Nas’ milestone debut

Source: The Key (WXPN)

time_is_illmatic_Twenty years ago, rap icon Nas debuted with his critically acclaimed album Illmatic. Since its release, this album has been considered a classic not just by hip hop heads, but by music lovers of all genres. There’s something about the … Continued

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Just announced: Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Electric Factory in November

Source: The Swollen Fox

Ms Lauryn HillThe one and only Ms. Lauryn Hill has added a show in Philadelphia to her sparse fall tour schedule. She will play at the Electric Factory on Saturday, November 15, only her second show currently on the books (she’ll also play at the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans on November 1). Tickets are $59.50 plus fees and will go on sale this Friday at noon via Ticketmaster.

Hill recently released a recorded version of “Black Rage,” a song she has been performing live over the last couple of years, in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown ...

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

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

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 ...

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Philly Zombie Prom Kickstarts Halloween Season

Source: Rock On Philly

The near-decade-old Philly Zombie Prom kicked off the 2014 Halloween season with a rambunctious, ghoulish bang on Saturday at the Trocadero Theatre.  All manner of rotting denizens came out to play, in various states of decay in hopes of snagging the coveted Zombie Prom Queen and King titles, and to look awesomely horrific while shuffling and dancing to tunes.

Amid all the festivities as Brain Juice and hard cider floated amongst zombie citizens, Philly bands Live On Not Evil and The Young Werewolves, as well as local DJs Mighty Mike Saga, Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul played to the dancing undead excitedly and triumphantly, ...

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Listen: Mock Suns cover David Bowie’s “Starman”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

mock sunsLocal psych pop outfit Mock Suns have taken a moment to pay homage to the masters, covering David Bowie’s “Starman.”  The track is accompanied by a montage of NASA images photoshopped to include the band members. Mock Suns’ cover is … Continued

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Cecilia Alejandra
Vanishing Life

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 ...

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