Monthly Archives: September 2015

On The Road Again: Ringo Deathstarr

Source: Fuzzy Logic

My first time seeing Ringo Deathstarr was quite a few years back, during SXSW. They impressed the heck out of me then with their spirited, towering noise and general awesomeness, and have consistently been getting better and better with each show I’ve caught.

The Austin-based trio is fixing to head out in support of new long player Pure Mood, and if new single “Guilt” is any indication, it’s going to be a fucking great record. I just might have to drive up to Baltimore for this one, y’all. Be sure you go see these three when they roll up ...

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Ghost rocks sacrilegiously at Union Transfer

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

On Saturday, God and the devil had a duel, and God won. Pope Francis came to town on the same day the pointy-cap-wearing, skull-masked singer Papa Emeritus III and his sacrilegious Swedish metal band Ghost sold out Union Transfer. And it’s only fair to give the nod to the Holy Father, who drew hundreds of thousands. But Ghost did a pretty great show.

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Quincy Jones to be feted at all-star jazz salute

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Quincy Jones will be feted at an all-star jazz salute in Los Angeles honoring his humanitarian work including benefit recordings for African famine relief and victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced Wednesday that Jones will be presented its Herbie Hancock Humanitarian…

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Beyonce, Prince, Jay Z to perform at Tidal concert in NYC

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Streaming service Tidal is putting together an all-star concert starring Beyonce, Prince and Jay Z on Oct. 20.

The music and video streaming platform announced “TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC,” which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The concert will also include Nicki…

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WRGW Responds to Drake’s Landmark Performance

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Drake At The Landmark Music Festival. Image Courtesy of Fuse Despite the medley of differing views the following four of us share about Drake, we could all agree that blowing off the pop star’s Landmark performance seemed like a foolish thing to do. Therefore- to best process our post-drizzy feelings- we’ve outlined our opinions below, hoping […]

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WRGW Responds to Drake’s Landmark Performance

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Drake At The Landmark Music Festival. Image Courtesy of Fuse Despite the medley of differing views the following four of us share about Drake, we could all agree that blowing off the pop star’s Landmark performance seemed like a foolish thing to do. Therefore- to best process our post-drizzy feelings- we’ve outlined our opinions below, hoping […]

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Landmark Music Festival Day 1 Recap: Featuring Wale, The London Souls, Miguel, The War on Drugs, and Drake

Source: Rock On Philly

All Photography: Andrew Wick 

This past weekend, Rock On Philly was invited to cover the first ever Landmark Music Festival in Washington, D.C. Set in the beautiful West Potomac Park, this was the first ticketed concert event in the National Mall’s History. The mission of the Landmark Music Festival, in addition to supporting the arts, is to raise awareness for the Trust for the National Mall’s Landmark Campaign, which aims to preserve “America’s Front Yard” for future generations. The lineup for Day 1 included Wale, Miguel, The War on Drugs, Drake, and more. Miss the action? Rock On ...

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Phil Woods, celebrated alto saxophonist in jazz, dies at 83

Source: The Washington Post » Music

Phil Woods, a preeminent alto saxophonist in jazz for more than half a century, performing alongside musicians including Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman and featured on Billy Joel’s 1977 hit “Just the Way You Are,” died Sept. 29 at a hospital in East Stroudsburg, Pa. He was 83.Read full article >>

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Talib Kweli announces collab LP w/ 9th Wonder, touring; Black Star playing Australia; Mos Def has a new song

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Talib Kweli in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli already released an album this year — the free-to-download Fuck the Money — and now he already has another one on the way. It’s a collaborative LP with producer 9th Wonder, and it’s set to feature Brother Ali, Hi-Tek, Krysis, Bad Lucc, Problem, Rapsody, Planet Asia, Niko, Pharoahe Monch, and Slug from Atmosphere. Release date and title are still TBA.

Talib also has dates coming up. One is with a live band in NYC on October 5 at the Blue Note, ...

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Psychic TV playing Pioneer Works w/ Shilpa Ray and more; Genesis & Edley O’Dowd DJing at Passenger Bar tonight

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Psychic TV

Psychic TV will kick off the fall/winter music program at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works on Saturday (10/3), a show that’s with Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, and WETWARE. PTV say:

We will have lots of surprise musicians coming on stage with us all through the set. Merch fans: I have been cleaning house and bringing lots of odds and ends that have been lying around my little ‘factory’ here in Queens. Some of these things are very limited in numbers and will go fast!

Tickets are on sale now. More of Pioneer Works’ upcoming schedule will ...

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Erykah Badu playing shows, including Kings Theatre (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Erykah Badu at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Erykah Badu

Neo-soul great Erykah Badu has been talking for a while about a followup to 2010’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, though so far there’s still no concrete word on that. (She did appear on Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment’s album this year though.) In the meantime she’s stayed active in the live show department, and she has a few more dates coming up this year.

One happens in NYC on December 2 at Kings Theatre. Tickets for that ...

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At the Fillmore, Nick Jonas tries on his latest persona

Source: The Washington Post » Music

By the age of 23, most people have tried on a few different identities. Thankfully, those changes aren’t usually documented in albums and on television shows — unless you’re someone like Nick Jonas.The erstwhile Disney star dabbled in Christian pop as a pre-teen, rose to fame during his teens with the boy-band pop rock of the Jonas Brothers and spent a few years as a blue-eyed soul man with his band the Administration. His latest phase — as documented by his 2014 solo album “Nick Jonas” — is grown-up, R&B-inflected pop.Read full article >>

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Killing Joke releasing new LP ‘Pylon’ (listen to "I Am the Virus" and "Euphoria")

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Killing Joke at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Legendary and influential British band Killing Joke are preparing to release their 16th studio album, Pylon. It comes out October 23 on Spinefarm, and they’ve already released two tracks, “I Am the Virus” and “Euphoria,” which give a taste of the heavy, forward-driving industrial sound that defined a lot of Killing Joke’s classic output. They’ve already announced European tour dates, and North American dates will be announced soon. As is the case these days, Pylon is being offered in a variety of formats, including limited-edition translucent magenta vinyl, and a double-disc CD with five bonus tracks. Pre-orders come with an instant download of “I Am the Virus” and are available now. Album art and tracklist are below.

Below, you can check out a trailer for that vinyl, as well as streams of the two tracks from Pylon and a list of all announced tour dates.

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Boris & Merzbow releasing collaborative double LP, made so both discs can be played at once (or separately)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Boris at FYF in 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)

Japanese doom metal chameleons Boris have announced a new collaborative album with fellow Japanese noisemaker Merzbow. The album is called Gensho and will be released in February 2016 on Relapse. This is the third full-length collaboration between the two bands, after the 2007 live album Rock Dream and 2012’s Sun Baked Snow Cave. It will be a double album, each artist contributing one disc of music, which are designed both to be played simultaneously on separate stereos or to be played individually. Boris will be “re-interpreting” ...

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The Icarus Line releasing ‘All Things Under Heaven,’ touring with Scott Weiland (dates, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo via Icarus Line Facebook
The Icarus Line

LA band The Icarus Line have been active since the late ’90s, with releases on Crank!, Hellcat and more. They’ve gone through various lineup changes, at times including current or former members of Toys That Kill, Ink & Dagger, Nine Inch Nails and F-Minus, with frontman Joe Cardamone as the only constant member. This week (10/2) they’ll release their newest album All Things Under Heaven on American Primitive, and we’ve got the premiere of new single “Solar Plexus” ahead of the release. It’s psychedelic rock with an emphasis on the “rock.” Flower ...

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Phil Anselmo forms supergroup Scour with members of Pig Destroyer & Cattle Decapitation; Superjoint expand tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Phil Anselmo w/ Down at the 2014 Moorhead Cruise (more by Dana Distortion)
Down

Another day, another metal supergroup is formed. Legendary New Orleans metal figurehead Phil Anselmo will be joining forces with Jesse Schobel of Strong Intention, John Jarvis (who recently joined as the bassist for not one but two Scott Hull grindcore bands, Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann of Cattle Decapitation, and Chase Fraser of Animosity to form Scour.

Anselmo discussed Scour in an interview with hellbound.ca which, like all Anselmo interviews, is very much worth a ...

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The Drums playing three-show residency at Baby’s All Right after Beach Goth Fest

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: The Drums on Novotel roof in 2014 (more by Wei Shi)
The Drums

The Drums are one of many many bands playing Santa Ana’s Beach Goth fest this month and right after they’ll be back in NYC for a two-night, three-show residency at Baby’s All Right on October 27 & 28. They’ll play two shows on 10/27 (7:30 PM is all-ages; 10 PM is 18+) both of which are with LA shoegazers Froth; and then the 10/28 show (10:30 PM) is with Pennsylvania’s The Yetis. Tickets for all three Baby’s shows go on sale Friday (10/2) at ...

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Los Angeles band Froth released ‘Bleak’ LP, share new video, touring, including shows w/ Tamaryn & The Drums

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Froth

Los Angeles band Froth make minor chord dreampop with a strong gothic romance streak running though it. (A sound not unlike the last few Raveonettes albums.) The band released their second album Bleak via Burger Records earlier this year and you can stream the whole thing, and check out the video for “Nothing Baby,” below.

Froth are gearing up to tour North American, which includes West Coast dates with Tamaryn and the two October 27 shows at Baby’s All Right with The Drums (tickets on sale 10/2 at noon). While in NYC they’ll also play Shea ...

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