Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jon Batiste Brings the Party to Harlem This Weekend

Source: New York Music Daily

Jon Batiste makes a whirlwind stop in town tonight, May 1 and tomorrow night, May 2 uptown at Minton’s for a couple of rare solo shows. It’s hard to be cynical about this guy – to call him exuberant is an understatement. The jazz and soul crooner/shouter/pianist/bandleader is New Orleans to the core, and he can really bring the party. He’s the rare artist who draws on hip-hop as much as second-line marches, southern soul, gospel, funk and jazz with some unexpectedly austere classical touches and makes all of it work, in the process creating an original sound that’s hard ...

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NJ’s Terrible Terrible releases EP of remixes + plays Coco66 on May 8

Source: Deli Magazine NY

NJ quintet Terrible Terrible play a chilled but intense brand of psych pop, featuring intriguing sonic dialogues of various instruments including synthesizers, guitars, varied percussion, and three voices in close harmony. On May 8 at Coco66 the band will be celebrating the re-release of last year’s EP "Fail Better" as a split record, including remixes for each track by Basement Skylights.

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Replacements on tour, played Rubber Tracks Boston show, Chicago w/ Smoking Popes (pics, setlist, video of new song)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by James Richards IV

The Replacements in Chicago – 4/29/15
The Replacements

Make no mistake, by most standards the show was a bit of a mess, full of missed cues, flubbed lines and plenty of fooling around. Westerberg conspicuously avoided nearly all of his most heartfelt ballads, and he and the band gleefully sabotaged some of their most popular tracks, kicking “I Will Dare” into double time or tacking on a taste of the bubblegum ditty “My Boy Lollipop” to the end of an otherwise blazing “Bastards of Young.” The airtight “Left of the Dial” and heavy “The Ledge” were balanced ...

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Stream Hop Along’s highly-anticipated new record Painted Shut

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The wait is over. Hop Along‘s eagerly anticipated Painted Shut just went up for streaming today via Spin Magazine, and wow. Filled with the offbeat rock and roll goodness that makes up their unique sound, the band hits hard on hits like “Waitress” … Continued

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ArtsBeat: Esperanza Spalding and Taylor Mac in Lineup for Celebrate Brooklyn

Source: New York Times » Music

The Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park announced its lineup, including Taylor Mac and Chaka Khan.

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dark electronic duo HIDE reveal new video, touring with Alkaline Trio, playing Brooklyn with Statiqbloom

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Hide

Hide is the duo of electronic musician Seth Sher and vocalist Heather Gabel, who has done design work for several bands including Alkaline Trio, Rancid and Joan Jett, and was married to Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) from 2007 to 2014. For Alkaline Trio, she’s not only done several designs (over 100 shirts), but also spends time on tour with them, and Hide will be opening various dates of theirs this spring.

Though Heather spends time working with punk bands, Hide aren’t punk themselves (except maybe in spirit), but their gothy dark ...

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The Rezillos touring North America (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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UK punk/new wave vets The Rezillos released ZERO, their first album since the ’70s, back in March and soon they’ll be over for some North American shows. Their tour includes two stops in the NYC area: July 9 at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ and July 11 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for both of those shows are currently on Music Geeks presale (password: MUSICGEEKS) and go on sale to the general public on Friday (5/1) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with a stream of ZERO in full, below…

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The Weeknd playing MoMA’s 2015 Party in the Garden

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: The Weeknd at Barclays Center in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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The Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden, a benefit event to be held on June 2, will honor artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker, with a special salute to David Rockefeller on his 100th birthday. With over 70 of Serra’s works in its collection and three monographic exhibitions, including a career retrospective in 2007 (Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years), the Museum is delighted to celebrate its long and deep relationship with the artist and his work. MoMA is also happy to honor Kara ...

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House of Vans hosting free ‘Almost Summer’ shows (The Julie Ruin, Parquet Courts, Pusha T, Radioactivity & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

HoV

In the spirit of it being Almost Summer, New Yorkers can now add stopping by House Of Vans Brooklyn to their yearly ritual of dusting off their front stoop and trading in their winter boots for a fresh pair of all-white Vans for a free all-ages music series taking over House of Vans on three Saturdays this spring.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s House of Vans (25 Franklin St) throws annual free summer shows, and this year they’re introducing free Almost Summer (or as some people call it, “spring”) shows too. The series kicks off on May 9 with Kathleen Hanna’s ...

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posthumous Arthur Russell album, ‘Corn,’ coming in June (stream a track)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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Arthur Russell died in 1992 but left a lot of music unreleased. That includes Corn, an album featuring nine tracks Russell recorded in 1982 and 1983 that was intended for a 1985 release that never happened. A few of the songs surfaced on the 2004 compilation Calling Out of Context but all versions of Corn are previously unreleased. You can stream “Ocean Movie” and check out the album’s tracklist below. Corn will be released June 9 via Audika Records.

As mentioned, there are some Arthur Russell events coming up in May as part of this year’s Red Bull ...

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Superheaven streaming new album, playing Rough Trade and other in-stores before BV-presented tour (updated dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Superheaven at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Superheaven

Pennsylvania’s Superheaven are releasing their sophomore album, Ours Is Chrome, next week (5/5) via SideOneDummy (pre-order), and today they launched a stream of the whole thing. The album takes the crushing riffs of Siamese Dream/Mellon Collie-era Smashing Pumpkins, the heavy atmospheres of Hum and Failure, and some of Title Fight’s new-school punk/shoegaze blend, and throws it all into one mix. A lot of individual parts may sound familiar, but the album as a whole is one distinct thing. Plus, whether ...

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Hop Along streaming new album ‘Painted Shut’ (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Hop Along at BV-RBSS show at Baby’s in January (more by Ryan Muir)
Hop Along

Hop Along have already shared three songs off their upcoming Painted Shut (due 5/5 via Saddle Creek), and now the whole thing is here a week early. As those singles hinted, this new album builds on its excellent predecessor, 2012’s Get Disowned, adding in classic rock-style guitar solos (thanks to recently-added guitarist Joe Reinhart) and bigger production (thanks to Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr producer John Agnello) to their already-sharp sound. At the forefront of it all though, is Frances Quinlan, ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Lord Huron, Broad Street Run, Block Party

Source: Rock On Philly

It’s May! There are plenty to do outside this weekend and it’s finally about time to bring out the shorts and T-shirts. Remember your sunscreen!

Friday 5/1: For lucky fans, Lord Huron plays sold-out shows at Free At Noon at WXPN and at night at Union Transfer along with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen.

Two Gallants are playing a more low-key show at Johnny Brenda’s with Blank Range. Both bands fit the casual environment of Johnny Brenda’s well and will keep you entertained well throughout the night.

 

Saturday 5/2: 3rd Annual South Street Spring Festival ...

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