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Bonnaroo 2014 update: late night lineup, comedy lineup

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:14

Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

As you may know, Bonnaroo returns to Manchester, TN in June. The main lineup and the Club Stage lineup were already announced and 'Roo just announced the late night artists including Chance the Rapper, Darkside, Deafheaven, Die Antwoord, Disclosure, Frank Ocean, Ice Cube, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Pusha T, The Flaming Lips, Ty Segall, White Denim and more. Full late night lineup below.

Since we last spoke, the festival's comedy lineup was also announced and it includes Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious, Taran Killam, Hannibal Buress, Neal Brennan, TJ Miller, Rory Scovel, Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments, Sasheer Zamata, Seth Herzog, Emily Heller and Brad Williams.

Tickets for the fest, whose main lineup includes Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Neutral Milk Hotel and more, are still available.

Full late night lineup below...

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stream Veruca Salt's two new songs from their #RSD14 single (and watch a video for "The Museum Of Broken Relationships")

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:00

by Bill Pearis

Veruca Salt in 2014

The reunited Veruca Salt released their first new music since the Clinton administration as a Record Store Day single. Both new songs -- "The Museum Of Broken Relationships" and "It's Holy" -- pick up where Nina, Louise and the rest of the band left off. There's now a video for "The Museum Of Broken Relationships" which you can watch (via Stereogum) below. You can also stream both songs via a YouTube video below too.

As mentioned, Veruca Salt are touring this summer with two NYC shows (Bowery Ballroom on July 24 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 25) both of which are sold out.

Video and streams below...

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Touche Amore announce tour w/ Tigers Jaw & Dads (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:42

LA post-hardcore rippers Touche Amore have been loving the road lately. They've already hit NYC on two tours in the past year in support of 2013's great Is Survived By (we caught them at SXSW too), and they've announced yet another string of North American dates from late June through the end of July with Tigers Jaw and Dads. There's no NYC date for this one, but they'll hit Long Island's Revolution Bar & Music Hall on July 15 and they have the day off before that, so hopefully they'll add something in NYC? Tickets for the Long Island show go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

You can also catch Tigers Jaw in NYC not long before that when their tour with Pity Sex hits Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 18. Tickets for that show are still available.

All Touche Amore dates, including The Fest, are listed with a recent full-set live video from Tampa, below...

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Boy George played Irving Plaza (pics, setlist, video)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:28

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Boy George @ Irving Plaza, 4/22/2014
George quoted Eckhart Tolle telling the crowd to stay in the now and songs included "Feel the Vibration," "Live Your Life" and George proclaimed that "love is bigger than war" during the track "Bigger Than War." George, who seemed happy to be back on the New York stage soaked up the love that the crowd (which included Miss Guy and Debbie Harry) was showering him with. He told funny anecdotes in between songs and thanked the crowd for not talking too loudly to each other during the new songs. He especially thanked the crowd for supporting his new album - [Accorging2G]With a new solo album out, Boy George made his NYC live stage return last night (4/22) at Irving Plaza, part of his current tour. The two-hour set featured much of the new album, covers (Yoko Ono, Bread, T. Rex, Bob Dylan), solo material but just a mere four Culture Club songs ("Church of the Poison Mind," "Karma Chameleon," "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" and "Victims"). What, no "Time (Clock of the Heart)"?

Full setlist, videos and more pictures from the show are below...

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People Get Ready announce new LP (stream a track), playing record release show at Rough Trade after River to River kickoff

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:26

People Get Ready will release their new album, Physiques, on June 24 via Brassland. The album was made with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier in downtown Manhattan's Clocktower Gallery (which is now, sadly, being renovated for condos). The album's title track is the first single and you can stream that below.

Known for their occasional high-concept, choreographed live shows, People Get Ready are part of the 2014 River to River Festival's kickoff event on June 19 at Battery Park's North End Way which is a free afternoon show. After that, they'll play a record release show at Rough Trade on June 24. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/25) at noon.

Sooner than that though, they'll play Union Pool on April 29 as part of Jolie Holland's residency at the venue. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

No other tour dates have been announced yet -- the band's Jen Goma is currently busy playing as part of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart who are on tour through May. More dates will hopefully be announced soon but meanwhile check out People Get Ready's new song below.

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Doug Gillard releases 2nd single from 'Parade On' (listen) ++ stream/download his record release show set

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:15

by Bill Pearis

(photo via @impose)

Doug Gillard released his excellent new solo album, Parade On, earlier this month which features 11 examples of his expert popsmithery. If you haven't heard it yet, you can check out the video for "Ready for Death" and a stream of dreamy new single "Your Eyes" below.

Doug also played a record release show at Glasslands on April 8 and NYC Taper was there:Having previewed some of this material earlier in the month at Cake Shop, Gillard and his band were in fine form as they showed off new songs from Parade On alongside older Gillard songs like "Me & the Wind" and "Drip-Nose Boy". For a special treat, Gillard closed the set with one of Doug's earlier songs "I Am A Tree", first performed by his band Gem, and later, Guided by Voices.You can stream NYC Taper's recordings of "Overseas" and "I Am a Tree" below and download the whole set at his website.

Doug's next solo dates are opening for his old bandmates Guided by Voices. He's playing both the NYC show (May 23. Bowery Ballroom) and the DC show (May 24. Black Cat) which are sold out.

Streams and video below...

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As if it wasn’t enough to surprise everyone with her Let...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:00


As if it wasn’t enough to surprise everyone with her Let Go video, Isis Salam comes up a proper remix by Alixander III, known from Azari & III.This new version definitely keeps the natural flow + catchiness of the track that Kruse & Nuernberg initially composed. In combination with Alixander III’s own magic on top the result is just too good for words.

This pumping house take on the track is definitely a solid addition to an already super strong pack with remixes by Bostro Pesopeo & Mickey. Download it for free below & get the EP on iTunes.

Let Go (Alixander III remix) ϟ download [like required]

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Mineral reuniting soon?

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:59

by Andrew Sacher

Mineral in the '90s

First we got new Sunny Day Real Estate music, then American Football announced shows, and now April 2014 continues to be '90s-Emo Reunion Month, because it appears that Mineral have some plans too. Details on what's actually going to happen are still scant, but the band's website links to their Facebook (launched in 2010 but still rarely updated), their Twitter (no tweets yet), and their Instagram on which they posted four pictures (two guitars, a bass, and a drumset) earlier this month. Check out those instagrams below, and stay tuned for more info.

The Austin band were only around briefly from 1994-1998 and released two now-classic full lengths -- the loud-quiet-loud emo/alternative rock of 1997's The Power of Failing and 1998's slowcore-leaning EndSerenading. After their breakup, the members went on to multiple other bands, including singer Chris Simpson and bassist Jeremy Gomez's The Gloria Record.

Watch some videos of the band's last-ever show at Emo's in Austin in 1997, with those Instagrams, below...

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DeGreaser releasing 'Rougher Squalor,' touring, playing NYC shows w/ White Hills, Endless Boogie (dates, new track stream)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:45

by Bill Pearis

Brooklyn trio DeGreaser is the new-ish band from Australian expat Tim Evans who you may remember from Bird Blobs or the recent reincarnation of '80s legends Venom P. Stringer (who played ATP UK and US shows in 2010). The band's name is a good description of their heavy psych sound, which uses thick distortion like an industrial solvent. The band's new album, Rougher Squalor, is out soon on Ever/Never Records and we've got the premiere of the LP's lead track, "Word in Your Mouth," which you can listen to below.

DeGreaser open for White Hills at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on Thursday (4/24) and tickets are still available. Shortly after that, they'll head out on a tour which kicks off at Death by Audio on May 6 with headliners Endless Boogie and Call of the Wild and Cyanide Tooth on the bill as well.

Some of the venues are still TBA but all dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

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Tiny Moving Parts releasing a split w/ Old Gray before new LP on Triple Crown (new track stream +++ tour dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:59

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Kyle Dean Reinford

Minnesota post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts recently signed to Triple Crown Records (Into It. Over It., Weatherbox), who will release the J. Robbins-produced followup to their 2013 debut LP, This Couch Is Long and Full of Friendship, at some point in the near future.

While we're still waiting on more details about that, it won't be very long until we hear new Tiny Moving Parts music. They're also releasing a split with Old Gray on May 20 via Kind of Like Records, Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label) and Dog Knights (click each label link to pre-order). We've got the premiere of one their contributions to the split, "Fair Trade." Like the songs on their debut LP, this one combines the passionate lyrical shouts of a band like La Dispute with noodley Kinsella-style math-emo. You can check it out for yourself by listening below.

Tiny Moving Parts begin their tour with Frameworks tonight (4/23) and after that they'll be in the NYC-area to play day 2 (5/18) of NJ's Skate & Surf Festival which also features Pianos Become the Teeth, United Nations and more (tickets). Then in June they'll go on the just-announced tour with Modern Baseball, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise which hits NYC on June 5 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/23) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

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Wreckless Eric touring, playing Merc, then opening for Ian Hunter at The Bell House w/ Amy Rigby (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:23

not a recent pic

New wave veteran Wreckless Eric just reissued his 1989 album, Le Beat Group Electrique, on Fire Records for Record Store Day (anyone pick it up?) and he's now set to go on a US tour this June. The tour hits NYC on June 25 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/25) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (4/23) at noon.

Later in the year, Eric and his wife/colaborator Amy Rigby will play a NYC show together opening for Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter and his band The Rant Band at The Bell House on September 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a live video of "Whole Wide World" from 1980, below...

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Parisian producer, Donovans on remix duty yet again. After...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:12


Parisian producer, Donovans on remix duty yet again. After having transformed Crookers recent anthem, “Heavy” into a big room DJ tool, he has now taken the new hit from ZZT (Tiga + Zombie Nation) & reworked it into retro futuristic bass laden ride. Donovans added some old school 808 cowbell effects & mutates the vocals of the original track.

Givin In (Donovans remix) ϟ download

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L Mag picks 2014 edition of "8 Bands You Need to Hear"

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:05

by Bill Pearis

It's springtime, ramps are at the greenmarket, cherry trees are in bloom and The L Magazine has published it's annual list of "8 Band You Need to Hear." This year, they are positing it as a rebuttal to claims that the Brooklyn scene is dead now that 285 Kent is closed:When the beloved underground venue 285 Kent closed in January, a bunch of thinkpieces took stock of the local music scene. Some pronounced the club's final night the end of Brooklyn as the country's (and continent's) music hub... Toronto, Philly and San Francisco--even Columbus, for crying out loud--might all be producing lots of new and exciting bands, but we'll be damned if New York hasn't churned out the most consistently vibrant (and weird) records and live shows in the last 15 years. Here are eight bands helping to keep it that way.We're not sure anyone has actually said that ever but, whatever their excuse, this year's list is, as usual, a mix of bands you may have heard, you may have heard of, and perhaps some you haven't. They are:The Flag
Slothrust (May 6, Bowery Ballroom opening for Ben Kweller)
Gondola
Yvette (June 15, Warsaw with Fuck Buttons)
Porches (May 17, Shea Stadium)
Wet
Cities Aviv
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (May 23, Cameo)Read more about all eight bands over at The L. Maybe you caught Slothrust at Rough Trade's Record Store Day extravaganza. What do you think of this year's list?

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Jello Biafra shows off vinyl collection in new video, touring w/ Negative Approach; Dead Kennedys touring too (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 14:47

Jello Biafra at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Former Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra and his current band The Guantanamo School of Medicine will be heading out on a North American tour this year with Detroit hardcore vets Negative Approach, whose current lineup has been active longer than the band's initial run in the '80s. That tour hits NYC on June 27 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Jello also just participated in Fuse's "Cratediggers" video series where musicians talk about -- and show off -- their record collections. As you might expect, he's got a lot of vinyl but some of the things he really digs might surprise you. (He's also still mad at Tipper Gore.) It's nearly 30 minutes over two parts, but the videos are funny, insightful and inspiring. Watch it below.

Meanwhile, the current incarnation of the Dead Kennedys (East Bay Ray, D.H. Peligro, Klaus Flouride and Ron "Skip" Greer) are also touring this June and hitting NYC on June 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/25) at noon. All of their dates are listed below too.

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Boston Calling September 2014 lineup (The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots and more)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 14:10

The Replacements at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

The spring edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival is a month away (May 23-25), and they've already announced the fall edition which goes down in Boston's City Hall Plaza from September 5-7. The September lineup, which is listed in full below, includes The National, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Volcano Choir, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, White Denim, Sky Ferreira, Future Islands, San Fermin, S. Carey, Lorde, Childish Gambino and more. 3-day passes go on sale Monday (4/28) at 10 AM.

Tickets (3-day, 2-day and single day passes) for the May festival, which includes Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Brand New, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent and more, are still available.

Full September lineup, flyer, and announcement video, and video of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joining the 'Mats at Coachella, below...

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tix on sale: Bryan Ferry, Crosby Stills & Nash, Vince Clark, Modern Baseball, Coldplay, Forgetters, Endless Boogie, more

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:55

Tickets for the Echo & the Bunnymen shows at Irving Plaza go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Password HERE.

Tickets for the Coldplay show at Beacon Theatre go on sale at 10 AM today.

Tickets for the Bryan Ferry show at Beacon Theatre go on AmEx, Chase and artist presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the third Crosby, Stills & Nash show at Beacon Theatre go on Live Nation/Local/VIP presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gene Ween's band FREEMAN at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Vince Clarke and Daniel Miller DJ sets at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on August 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (4/25) at noon.

Endless Boogie play Death by Audio on May 6 with Degreaser, Call of the Wild and Cyanide Tooth. No advance tickets for this one.

Forgetters, the current band of Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, play another NYC show on May 30 at Death by Audio with Bennio Qwerty and The Seth. No advance tix.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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Tombs release "Edge of Darkness" from new LP (listen)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:47

by Doug Moore

Tombs at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

We've been excited to hear the new album by NYC black metal genre-melders Tombs since the dust settled on their amazing 2011 effort Path of Totality, but especially so after the band played most of their new disc Savage Gold straight through at a Brooklyn gig last fall.

Savage Gold sounded good then, and it sounds good now. Tombs have released the first single from the album, "Edge of Darkness" -- you can stream it below. Unsurprisingly, the band have chosen to lead off with a banger; check out the suffocating death/thrash riff that opens the song. It may take a while to get used to Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel)'s dry and precise production if you're used to the atmospheric techniques John Congleton used on Path of Totality, but by the time you adjust, "Edge of Darkness" will have already put the hurt on you.

Savage Gold will be out on June 10 via Relapse. You can preorder it from the label or digitally from Tombs' Bandcamp. The band doesn't have any NYC appearances announced currently, but they'll be at Temples Fest in the UK at the beginning of May and will play a short run of West Coast dates with Pelican in June. Check those dates (and the stream, of course) out below.

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Cancer, the duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:44


Cancer, the duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When Saints Go Machine) + Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant), have managed to build significant hype over the past year by only playing a few select live shows in their native Denmark. Now they finally share their 1st single with the world. It’s entitled “Same Color as Digital Photography” & is the 1st hint of what to expect from their forthcoming mini-album Ragazzi (out later in 2014).

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Echo & the Bunnymen Irving Plaza shows on BrooklynVegan presale (password HERE)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:32

As discussed, Echo & the Bunnymen are going on a tour this year which hits NYC for two nights at Irving Plaza (August 16 & 17). Tickets for those shows go on an exclusive BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Password: "METEORITES."

If you miss out on getting tickets in the presale, there's also Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (4/24) at 10 AM, and the general on-sale starts Friday (4/25) at 10 AM.

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Bay Area alternative R&B singer Lily Elise, best known as...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:26


Bay Area alternative R&B singer Lily Elise, best known as Season 1 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, announces the release of her debut EP, coming Summer 2014.

Over the past 2 years, Lily has been writing, recording & collaborating with other musicians as she readies her debut EP. You can hear her vocals shine in the new Felix Cartal single “Let It Go”. The track belongs to the upcoming EP Credits, out April 29th via Dim Mak.

Let It Go ϟ pre-order

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