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Firefly 2018 lineup (Eminem, Kendrick, Arctic Monkeys, Killers, SZA, alt-J, MGMT, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Firefly Music Festival’s 2018 lineup also includes Lil Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, ODESZA, Warren G, Lucy Dacus, Alex Lahey, and more.

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Shaky Knees 2018 lineup (Jack White, QOTSA, The National, Distillers, David Byrne & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jack White, Queens of The Stone Age, and The National headline. It’s the first announced reunion date for The Distillers, and the lineup also includes David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, and much more.

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A Rare Appearance From the Darkly Slinky Ghost Funk Orchestra

Source: New York Music Daily

Over the past couple of years, multi-instrumentalist Seth Applebaum has been building a catchy, slinky, darkly cinematic catalog of organic dance music, mostly by himself. He calls the project Ghost Funk Orchestra. And since he’s a one-man band, more or less, he has to pull a group together if he wants to play live. Which is rare. That’s why the Ghost Funk Orchestra’s upcoming gig on Jan 5 at 8 PM at Baby’s All Right is a pretty big deal – and it’s free.

Back in 2016, Applebaum sent over the tracks to his first album, Night Walker, streaming ...

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The 100 Best Songs of 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

This is a playlist. Click on each song title to stream it, click on the artist name for their webpage.

It was tempting to pick one of the segments of the Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York’s new release, Fukushima, as the best song of the year. But the single most relevant and mesmerizing album of 2017 is best heard as a contiguous suite. Taking one of its five movements out of context would spoil the experience. And it’s nowhere to be found online at the moment, anyway.

In lieu of that, the single best song of 2017, Kitten, by ...

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The 50 Best Albums of 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

There’s a link to stream all of the albums here except for the very newest one – which happens to be #1.

The best and most relevant album of 2017 was Fukushima, by the Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York. This haunting, epic five-part suite is not a narrative of the grim events of March 11, 2011, but rather the Tokyo-born pianist/bandleader’s reflection on personal terror and horror in the wake of the worst nuclear disaster in world history.

Fujii’s stock in trade is not political music. Her vast catalog – over eighty albums as a leader or co-leader since the ...

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Okeechobee 2018 lineup (Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar, Leon Bridges, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Tycho, Sylvan Esso, Denzel Curry, Leon Bridges, Bassnectar, Travis Scott and more are playing Florida’s third annual Okeechobee festival.

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Chicano Batman delivers an electric performance at TLA with The Shacks and Khruangbin

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Chicano Batman delivers an electric performance at TLA with The Shacks and Khruangbin

Chicano Batman | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

On Sunday night, Theatre of Living Arts welcomed Chicano Batman for a night of psychedelic, soulful grooves. I’ve had my eye on this show for a while now, and finally seeing them live completely changed my perspective on their music. I really understand what all the hype is about, because these guys are fun, and I’m happy I had the chance to check them out in person.

Chicano Batman delivers an electric performance at TLA with The Shacks and Khruangbin

The Shacks | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

New York City band The Shacks kicked off the night with an awesome, bass-heavy set. They had such ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ursula Rucker at Germantown Kitchen Garden, PVRIS at the Electric Factory, Chicano Batman at TLA

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ursula Rucker at Germantown Kitchen Garden, PVRIS at the Electric Factory, Chicano Batman at TLA

Ursula Rucker | Photo by John Vettese

Before the weather gets cold, spoken-word artist Ursula Rucker closes out Germantown Kitchen Garden’s Golden Hour Concert Series tonight with an intimate outdoor performance. The Philly native’s latest project is one-woman show My Father’s Daughter, to be staged in New York this month. Ivy Sole and Osiris Wildfire are also playing, and the event features a potluck dinner before the music starts. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

In the middle of a huge world tour, alt-rock trio PVRIS (pronounced just like the French city) make a stop at the ...

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Get discounted tickets to Beach Slang, Paul Weller, Pinback, Superjoint & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

To celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer, Ticketmaster and Live Nation are selling discounted tickets to select shows.

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Voodoo 2017 daily lineups

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Kendrick and LCD Soundsytem play the same day, and Foo Fighters and Brand New play the same day.

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A Wickedly Catchy Weekend Show by the Mysterious Melissa & the Mannequins

Source: New York Music Daily

Melissa & the Mannequins are New York’s most exciting new band. There’s very little about them on the web. The only one of their songs that’s made it online so far is Slip Away, the gorgeously bittersweet, propulsively jangly number they closed their deliciously catchy set with at Long Island City Bar over the Labor Day weekend. They’ve been around for about  a year, tops. Quietly and steadily, they’ve put what’s obviously been an enormous amount of work into this band, equal to their formidable chops. Up-and-coming rock acts seldom have as much command of their instruments, let alone ...

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Newsflash!: Win Tickets to Chicano Batman @ 9:30 Club, 10/4/17

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Newsflash!: Win Tickets to Chicano Batman @ 9:30 Club, 10/4/17

You love going to shows. I love giving you tickets to shows. It’s a match made in heaven. Read on for how you can win some tickets.

I’ve been going to shows at the legendary 9:30 Club since I was a teenager, and have seen some of the best of the best grace that venerable stage. It is a pleasure to be offering a pair of tickets to the following upcoming 9:30/IMP show.

The self-professed psych/soul/tropicalia outfit Chicano Batman sounds like a party and a half, even when their fantastic noise is getting more than a little political. “While we ...

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FYF Day 3 pics/review (Run the Jewels, Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Solange, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

FYF was stacked this year and went out with a bang

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A Long, Strange, Psychedelic New York Week, Part Two

Source: New York Music Daily

In two parts – part one is here

After seeing Cameroonian singer Blick Bassy‘s unexpectedly psychedelic New York debut at Lincoln Center Thursday night, it was fun to wind up the evening at Barbes with a whole set by cinematic Venezuelan-American psychedelic instrumental trio Los Crema Paraiso at Barbes. After taking their time loading their loop pedals, they played most of their newest album, De Pelicula to projections of segments from 1970s Venezuelan films: a road movie, a comedy and maybe a documentary or two.

When they do their all-instrumental version of Pink Floyd’s Shine on You Crazy Diamond, they ...

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A Long, Strange, Psychedelic New York Week

Source: New York Music Daily

In two parts

It’s been a psychedelic week. Any week can be psychedelic if you’re in the right frame of mind, it’s just that this one had music to match the surrealism of the dream state that’s been a daily reality for Americans since the election. Over the past several days, the former’s made it a lot easier to get through the latter.

Blick Bassy’s latest album is spare and pensive, offering no hint of how trippy and magnetic his live show would be. Introducing the Cameroonian singer in his New York debut at Lincoln Center Thursday evening, impresario ...

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Chicano Batman, the Hottest Thing in Latin and Psychedelic Soul, Hit Central Park This Weekend

Source: New York Music Daily

Chicano Batman are the hottest thing in psychedelic soul right now – or maybe in all of soul music, for that matter. Over the course of their eclectic career, they’ve done everything from noir psychedelia to  LA lowrider grooves as well as  more tropical sounds. Their latest album Freedom Is Free – streaming at Bandcamp – is their most traditionally 60s soul-oriented, yet with the psychedelic touches they’re best known for. They’re the highlight of a triplebill this Satutday,  July 15 at around 5 PM at Central Park Summerstage. A generically dancey band open the afternoon at 3ish; popular 80s ...

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FYF Fest 2017 set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

LA’s impressive 2017 edition of FYF Fest happens July 21 – 23 at Exposition Park,with Bjork, Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Iggy Pop, A Tribe Called Quest, Nine Inch Nails, Solange, Run the Jewels, and tons more…

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Voodoo Fest 2017 lineup & tix: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The New Orleans festival happens over Halloween weekend and the lineup also includes The Killers, Brand New, Miguel, Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Whitney, The Black Angels, and lots more.

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Sasquatch Festival Sunday pics (Chance, The Shins, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Sunday at Sasquatch Festival included sets from Chance The Rapper, The Shins, Phantogram, Car Seat Headrest, Joey Purp, Jay Som, Chicano Batman, Kyle Craft, and more.

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XPoNential Fest 2017 adds Pinegrove, Foxygen & more (updated lineup)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

They join Wilco, Spoon, Conor Oberst, Angel Olsen, and others on the lineup of the Camden, NJ fest which happens at the end of July.

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Chicano Batman charms with suave tunes at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

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Chicano Batman charms with suave tunes at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Chicano Batman | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Chicano Batman recently packed their eclectic ensemble into NPR’s office for a Tiny Desk concert full of suave, smooth and spirited grooves. As per usual of the Californian four-piece, the dapper band was dressed to the nines as they performed three songs, including “Freedom Is Free,” “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm,)” and “Jealousy.”

The charismatic nature of Chicano Batman’s performances elevate the already infectious tunes, recalling the easy breeziness of summer times. If the quartet can manage to conjure up these feelings when trapped in an office, just imagine ...

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Summerfest 2017 lineup (Future, Bob Dylan, Shins, DFA1979, Tegan & Sara, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Milwaukee festival also includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, P!nk, Michelle Branch, The Moody Blues, Car Seat Headrest, Third Eye Blind, Big Thief, and so much more.

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free 2017 Central Park SummerStage shows (Yo La Tengo, TMBG, Mavis Staples, Valerie June, Laura Mvula & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

PLUS: Mulatu Astatke, Roy Ayers, Panjabi MC, “Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary,” and more.

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FYF Fest 2017 day-by-day lineups ++ more acts added

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Missy Elliott and Bjork headline day one; Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu headline day two; Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop and Solange headline day three. Among the new additions is Kelly Lee Owens’ US debut.

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2017 XPoNential Fest: lineup & tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 XPoNential Fest happens July 28 – 30 at BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Park in the Camden, NJ with Wilco, Spoon, Conor Oberst, Drive-By Truckers, Angel Olsen, Hop Along, and more.

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