Author Archives: Bill Pearis

Jerry Seinfeld announces first Netflix special (watch teasers), touring too

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jerry Seinfeld inked a big deal with Netflix earlier this year which will bring his popular Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series to the streaming service (with 24 new episodes due later this year), along with two new standup specials. The first of those specials, titled Jerry Before Seinfeld, will debut September 19…

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Morrissey announces new LP ‘Low in High School’ & Hollywood Bowl show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Morrissey will release a brand new studio album, titled Low in High School, this November via Etienne, a new label he has started through BMG. The album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, who was also behind the boards on 2014’s World Peace is None of Your Business

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Luna share video for cover of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo” starring Rose McGowan

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Luna have made a video for their take on The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo” which is from their forthcoming covers album, A Sentimental Education. Directed with a ’60s black and white style by Keven McAlester, the video doubles as a cinéma vérité short about actress and singer Rose McGowan

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The Trashcan Sinatras announce acoustic tour, taking requests

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Scottish band The Trashcan Sinatras are celebrating their 30th anniversary by going on an acoustic tour where they’re “going to play all 100 of our original songs,” with a focus on their 1993 album I’ve Seen Everything. They’re not going to play all 100 at every show, obviously, but fans are encouraged to post requests…

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James Murphy says NYC “doesn’t feel interesting,” talks more about LCD’s 2011 breakup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“The city doesn’t feel interesting. It’s too expensive. There’s a lot of really normal people here which is fine, but when I moved here [from New Jersey] in the late ‘80s all my friends were like, ‘You’re fucking crazy.’ Nobody thinks you’re crazy for moving here now. Like, zero people. Instead they’re like, ‘Oh, that’s interesting. Why are you moving?’ ‘Well, I got a job with Schwab.'”

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Weird Owl prep ‘Bubblegum Brainwaves’ — listen to “You (Sometimes Not You)”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn’s Weird Owl have been making tripped-out, poppy space rock for more than a decade now, having released platters on Tee Pee and Anton Newcombe’s A Records. They’re set to release their new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves, on October 13…

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Father John Misty eulogizes the retirement of Chuck E Cheese’s animatronic band

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Chuck was an interpreter. He didn’t write much, outside of his seminal “Happy Birthday” but neither did Frank fucking Sinatra. Like Sinatra, Chuck wasn’t “the best”. But he had a style, and style cannot be taught; something we tend to forget in this era of manufactured pop stars.” – FJM

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Ted Leo, Craig Finn, Brian Fallon & more playing Joe Strummer tribute in Asbury Park this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The late Joe Strummer would’ve been 65 on August 21 and to celebrate his memory, Jesse Malin is throwing a benefit concert at Asbury Park’s Stone Pony Stummerstage on Saturday (8/19). Jesse is headlining “Summer StrummerJam 2017” but the real draw is an all-star birthday tribute set…

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Male Gaze released ‘Miss Takes’ (listen), touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

San Francisco’s trio Male Gaze released their third album for Castle Face, Miss Takes, earlier this summer. If you like your punk (or post punk) with a wash of gothy glamour and just a touch of surf, you will most certainly dig this…

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Aaron Roche preps new solo album (listen to “Wooden Knife”), playing Union Pool

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Aaron Roche has played with everyone from Sufjan Stevens and ANOHNI to R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, and Flock of Dimes, and you may remember him from neo-classical ensemble Bright Wave. He’s set to release new solo album, HaHa HuHu, on September 8 via FigureEight which which was co-produced and mixed by Shahzad Ismaily

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Sound of Ceres prep ‘The Twin’ (watch “Gemini Scenic”), playing Brooklyn residency

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Sound of Ceres, the new band from Candy Claws’ Karen Hover and Ryan Hover, that also features The Drums’ Jacob Graham and Apples In Stereo’s Ben Phelan, will release their second album, The Twin, will be out October 6 via Joyful Noise Recording Company. The album was produced by Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Julianna Barwick)

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Marika Hackman & The Big Moon wrapped up their tour at Baby’s All Right (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

K artists Marika Hackman and The Big Moon wrapped up their North American tour on Wednesday night (8/16) at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. The Big Moon backed up Marika on this year’s Sub Pop debut, I’m Not Your Man, as well as this tour, and clearly there is a lot of love between them as evidenced by their terrific show.

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Alvvays tip their hat to Television Personalities on shimmering “Plimsoll Punks”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Alvvays new album, Antisocialites, is out September 8, and is an improvement on their 2014 debut in almost every way, with stronger songs and just the right level of shimmer on the production…

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Spoon expand tour, playing Brooklyn Steel (tickets on sale)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Spoon have been in festival mode all summer as part of their Hot Thoughts tour, having played NYC’s Panorama back in July. For those who have been hoping for a Spoon headlining show in New York, your wish has been granted…

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Maston goes for baroque on new LP ‘Tulips’ (watch the “Swans” video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Maston made ‘Tulips’ in Holland (where the tulips grow) and it owes a distinct sonic debt to Italian soundtrack music — such as the exotica-tinged scores of Ennio Morricone — while still bearing the influence of his West Coast origins (think the instrumentals on ‘Pet Sounds’).

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