by Andrew Sacher
Toronto's Dilly Dally is the project of Katie Monks (sister of Tokyo Police Club singer David Monks), and while her brother's been making shiny Strokes-y indie pop for the last six years, Katie is more interested in scrappier rock. Her voice can sometimes sound like a female Hamilton Leithauser, and other times like Patti Smith, but musically it's grungy indie rock. She doesn't have an album out yet, but she's got two tracks co-produced by Josh Korody (of Beliefs and Wish) and Leon Taheny, both of whom worked on the last Fucked Up album and otherwise have a pretty good resume in the Toronto scene (Josh worked with Greys, Leon with Austra, etc). It's good stuff. Check out both tracks for yourself, below.
Song streams below...
As you may know, Aphex Twin is back in action and releasing SYRO -- his first new album 13 years -- which will be released via Warp on September 23. Ahead of that there will be free listening parties in major cities worldwide. The NYC listening event happens Saturday, September 6 at 4 PM, location TBA. For an opportunity to attend, you'll need to RSVP between Sunday (8/31) at 4 PM -- September 2 at Midnight EST. RSVP will be here. They'll then pick names lottery-style.
Full list of cities getting "listening opportunities" below...
Noveller opening for St Vincent in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
Drone guitar master Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate) recently wrapped a tour opening for St. Vincent, during which she kept a video diary. It's 40 videos and just over an hour and a half long. You can watch the whole thing below.
Noveller has other live appearances coming up, mostly in her hometown of NYC. She'll open the second of two Sun Araw shows happening at Baby's All Right on September 3 & 4. Night 1 will be opened by Man Forever and Hiro Kone, and night 2 also has Psychic Reality on the bill. Tickets for both shows are still available.
She also has two duo sets with J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus) coming up, one of which we previously mentioned, the David Lynch Foundation benefit happening at Saint Vitus on October 4 (tickets). The other happens two days earlier at Joe's Pub (10/2). Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Sarah will also play a duo set with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo in the Amphitheater space at Lincoln Center on November 20, along with a screening of Sarah's filmwork.
All dates are listed, with the video diary from the STV tour, below...
by Ian Chainey
Blut Aus Nord love their trilogies more than Hollywood. The French black metallers have a new album on the way and it's adding another chapter to a series started in 1996. Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry will be released on October 10 via Debemur Morti Productions.
As you can see in the art above, Memoria Vetusta III should shift Blut Aus Nord away from the Lovecraftian and industrial creepy-crawlies and back to the epic, synthy, and lead-heavy black metal typical of the Memoria Vetusta collection. The previous entry, Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars, was released in 2009. Blut Aus Nord already have two 2014 releases under their belt, the celebratory Debemur MoRTi EP and the Triunity split with P.H.O.B.O.S. In 2011, leader Vindsval talked with Bob Furtado in an interview translated for Invisible Oranges.
The Memoria Vetusta III tracklisting along with streams from the previous Memoria Vetustas appears below.
(photo via @lightintheattic)
Cold War Kids are playing Rough Trade on August 28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Bill Pearis
Before they formed Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Brent and Darren Rademaker spent a good chunk of the '90s making noise with their band Further. (Not to be confused with Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur.) Having survived life in slick major label band Shadowland in the late '80s, the Rademakers discovered Dinosaur Jr and did a sonic about-face, releasing a string of singles and albums from 1992 - 1996 on labels like Bongload (home of Beck's "Loser") and Creation imprint Ball. (They also actually toured with Dino Jr. which Lou hoped would annoy J Mascis.) All of their discography is out of print but a new compilation titled Where Were You Then? will be out next week (9/2) via Bad Paintings that cherrypicks 13 tracks from their 7" and EP releases. (Order yours.) We're premiering a stream of the whole compilation which you can listen to below.
Meanwhile, the Rademakers will be out with The Tyde opening for Christopher Owens on a few West Coast dates of his fall tour. The Tyde haven't played the East Coast since CMJ 2006. Those dates are listed, along with the Further compilation stream, below..
QT is the new projects from British producers Sophie and A.G Cook, and this is excellent pop music.
Berlin kann von sich behaupten, 925 Kleingartenanlagen mit 10.693 Parzellen¹ zu besitzen. Wenn eine Kleingartenkolonie Geburtstag feiert, ist das nichts Besonderes. Doch wenn der “Dauerkleingartenverein Togo” sein 75 . Jubiläum feiert, ist das für den Bezirksbürgermeister Christian Hanke ein Grund, den Kleingärtnern einen Besuch abzustatten. Wenn auch nicht der Hauptgrund…
Die Kleingartenanlage wurde offiziell 1939 gegründet, schreibt die “Berliner Woche ²”, doch ihre Wurzeln reichen noch einige Jahrzehnte weiter zurück. Sie entstand bereits um die Jahrhundertwende und etablierte sich in den 1920er Jahren unter dem Namen “Zur fröhlichen Rehberge”. Seit dem Gründungsjahr trug sie dann den Namen “Dauerkleingartenkolonie Togo”, heute firmiert sie unter dem Namen “Dauerkleingartenverein“.
An den vier Eingängen zur 66.000 Quadratmeter großen Anlage, wo zwei öffentlich zugängliche Wege beginnen, weisen unübersehbare Tafeln auf die “Dauerkolonie Togo e.V.” hin. Für viele Afrikanerinnen und Afrikaner, die in den letzten Jahren in den Wedding gezogen sind, aber auch für postkoloniale Initiativen, stellen diese Schilder einen regelrechten Affront dar. Wie fast alle Straßennamen im Afrikanischen Viertel stammt dieser Namensbezug zum westafrikanischen Land Togo aus der Kaiserzeit. Das 56.000 Quadratkilometer große Land war von 1884 bis 1916 eine deutsche Kolonie.
Zwar haben die Kleingärtner immer beteuert, dass der Name ihrer Anlage kein Bekenntnis zum deutschen Kolonialismus sei, sondern sich auf die nahe Togostraße bezieht. Doch die Schilder blieben trotzdem jahrzehntelang stehen. Man könnte sie auch als Symbol für eine nur zögerlich aufgearbeitete Kolonialgeschichte Deutschlands verstehen. Mit der Info-Stele an der Otawi-/Ecke Müllerstraße wurde 2012 ein erster Schritt für den kritischen Umgang mit dem kolonialen Erbe getan. Nun haben vier Politiker der SPD, neben dem Bezirksbürgermeister auch Eva Högl, die Abgeordnete Bruni Wildenhein-Lauterbach, und die Fraktionsvorsitzende der SPD-Bezirksfraktion Martina Matischok, die Kosten für die Entfernung und die Aufstellung neuer Tafeln übernommen. Damit findet hoffentlich ein langjähriger Streit ein Ende – was beim Kleingärtnerfest am Samstag, den 30. August von 15 bis 22 Uhr gefeiert werden soll.¹ http://www.gartenfreunde-berlin.de/de/landesverband/geschichte 2 http://www.berliner-woche.de/nachrichten/bezirk-mitte/wedding/artikel/48907-kleingartenanlage-an-der-togostrasse-wird-nach-jahrelangem-streit-umbenannt/
Little Dragon covers the Kelis & Andre 3000 track “Millionaire” for the show Like A Version on Australian radio station Triple J.
Weil das neue Wohngebiet im nördlichen Teil des Mauerparks angeblich nur von der Wedding-Seite her erschlossen werden kann, sollen ein Teil der Stützwand des Gleimtunnels und die Gleim-Oase genannte Mittelinsel einer neuen Zufahrtsstraße weichen. Das Bezirksamt bastelt an entsprechenden Bebauungsplänen. Doch die könnten sich bald erledigt haben. Wie sich nämlich jetzt herausgestellt hat, handelt es sich bei der Mittelinsel um eine 1983 von der Degewo in Auftrag gegebene gartenkünstlerische Arbeit. Mit der Architekt Bernd Vogel und das renommierte Künstler-Ehepaar Carlini sehr wohl auch Bezug zur nahen Grenze zu Ostberlin genommen haben. Einer von vielen Gründen, einen Antrag auf Unterschutzstellung nach dem Landesdenkmalschutzgesetz zu stellen. Das ist inzwischen geschehen. Die Hoffnung auf Erhalt der Gleimoase wächst.
Joanna Gruesome @ Shea Stadium earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups @ South Street Seaport (FREE)
Joanna Gruesome pull equally from indie pop and aggressive punk, and the energy of their super-fun live shows leans more towards the latter. Big Ups pull from early '90s post-hardcore, and like JG, their live show is really where it's at. This show is free -- a great way to start off your Labor Day Weekend.
Handsome Family, Richard Buckner, Cereus Bright @ Rough Trade
True Detective may not have scored much at this year's Emmys, but the hit HBO show certainly brought deserved attention to veteran Americana gothic band Handsome Family via "Far From Any Road," which was used as the theme song.
Single Mothers, Dope Body, Vulture Shit, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Canada's Single Mothers have been making highly promising literate punk for a few years now, and this year they're finally ready to release their long-awaited debut LP. The rest of the bill is great too, with noise rockers Dope Body, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and post-punks Ed Schrader's Music Beat.
Love as Laughter, August Wells, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Baby's All Right
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Their new single, "LZY SLDR," finds them still in catchy top form. Psych rockers Prince Ruperts Drops, set to drop a new album soon, open the show.
Boytoy, Las Rosas, Threats @ Baby's All Right
Las Rosas are perhaps Brooklyn's best garage rock band. This late night show (doors at midnight) is free.
Una Bestia Incontrolable, Survival, Nandas, Negation @ Death by Audio
Una Bestia Incontrolable are in town all the way from Barcelona for two shows in NYC this weekend, this being the first. Their new 7" on Iron Lung Records suggests this will be a wild show.
Ratking, Salomon Faye @ Pianos
Alt-rap trio Ratking have no lack of shows in their hometown of NYC, and this one's on the smaller side.
Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth @ Asbury Lanes
Perfect Pussy's live shows are rarely more than 15 minutes of nonstop noise punk, and the short sets are always an absolute thrill to watch. Potty Mouth's poppy punk is a good match.
Hector's Pets, Big Huge, Sunset Guns @ Rippers
It's the unofficial end of Summer, so why not spend it at this Rockaway Beach spot with a night of free music, headlined by Burger band Hector's Pets? The fun starts at 6 PM.
Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
EDM festival Electric Zoo is probably something you want to avoid at all costs, but on the off chance you're getting dragged there, there's some stuff worth catching today like A-Trak, Jamie xx, Gesaffelstein, Bonobo, Gorgon City and Tensnake.
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Jones Beach
Two generations of authority-thumbing hard rock hit Jones Beach tonight. The musicians who made the music may be getting up there but "Dr. Feelgood" and "Eighteen" (amongst others) remain rebel classics.
The Ugly Club, Bellows, Terrible Terrible, eskimeaux, Stargazy @ Shea Stadium
If you like introverted bedroom indie pop, Bellows and Eskimeaux (who share members) should both be up your alley.
Such Hounds, Dead Stars, Left & Right, Crow Bait @ The Grand Victory
Relive various sounds of the '90s with indie rockers Dead Stars, poppy punks Left & Right, and alt-country punks Crow Bait.
Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, Hush @ The Acheron
For those who like their metal on the atmospheric side, all four bands at the Acheron tonight should hit the spot.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Xiu Xiu at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Xiu Xiu only has a few tour dates coming up at the moment, but one of those is a one-off in NYC happening on October 18 at Glasslands. He's promising Xiu XIu songs from 2002-2004 and 2014, which means we can count on material from this year's Angel Guts: Red Classroom and plenty from the much-loved early period of his career. Strong support comes from locals Yvette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with a stream from his 2002-2004 period, below...
Like Madness and the Jam, the Boomtown Rats generally matched considerable Anglo-European success with near-total American commercial obscurity. Despite a string of intelligent, irresistible pop singles and intricate, skillful, unpredictable albums filled with assorted musical styles and sounds, the only US hit the Rats ever had was the morbid ballad "I Don't Like Mondays." While their albums are not uniformly excellent, the band's commitment to quality and growth, plus singer/songwriter Bob Geldof's magnetic personality, help elevate even lesser efforts to listenability, and much of their work is downright brilliant. - [Trouser Press]The Boomtown Rats reformed in 2013 to play the Isle of Wight Festival, their first live performance since 1986, and have kept playing shows. They'll be in the Northeast this fall to play New York's Terminal 5 on September 26 and Boston's Royale on September 28. Tickets to the T5 and Boston shows are on sale now.
Both those US shows are part of the "Smithwick's Presents The Big Session" featuring fellow Irish bands The Stunning, and Mundy. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Falls of Rauros @ Union Pool - 8/27/14
Two excellent New England black metal bands joined forces in NYC last night (8/27), as Maine's Falls of Rauros and Masachusetts' Obsidian Tongue played an Invisible Oranges-presented show along with NY-based experimental metal composer Oneirogen at Union Pool. The two bands were well-paired, as both deal in the rustic-sounding atmospheric black metal that is associated with the pacific northwest, and both do it very well. Falls have a new album on the way and treated the crowd to some of that, as well as old stuff too.
More pictures from the show, below...
photos by PSquared
Lansing-Dreiden / Weyes Blood at Mexican Summer Five, 2013
Mexican Summer threw the two-day Mexican Summer Five fest in Red Hook last year to celebrate their half decade of existence. This year, they'll be doing it again, albeit on a slightly smaller scale with two back-to-back shows at Williamsburg venues. On October 15 at Glasslands its Jorge Elbrecht's Lansing-Dreiden, who have only played a handful of live shows ever. (Jorge is also in other bands like Violens and the new Coral Cross.) Also notable is the first US show by Chilean psych rock outfit La Hell Gang, whose new album Thru Me Again just came out on the label. (Stream a few tracks below.) Arp and new Mexican Summer signee Jefre Cantu-Ledesma round out the bill.
Then on October 16 at Baby's All Right, Connan Mockasin headlines a line-up that also includes Boston's Quilt and Weyes Blood (whose new album will be out the week after this show). The Baby's show is also a benefit for the Shoe4Africa charity which "facilitates health, social and educational programming within East African communities."
Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Flyers for both nights, plus (very) belated sets of pics of Lansing-Dreiden and Weyes Blood from Mexican Summer Five and La Hell Gang streams, below...