Indie

AC/DC not finished, Malcolm Young taking a break though

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:32

Yesterday rumors about the end of AC/DC swept around the world and across the internet. Today AC/DC cleared the air:After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.Get well soon Malcolm!

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"I met Syd and Matt from The Internet last year and they were...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:29


"I met Syd and Matt from The Internet last year and they were just awesome, genuine people and I’m drawn to people like that, I feel like they’re the people most likely to make honest music. I got a really good vibe from them and am a fan of their first album Purple Naked Ladies.

Problem was we just didn’t have the time to get in together and do a batch of sessions because of the ocean divide and everything but we wanted to do something together, so this mixtape is the result of that. I love what those guys have done with the songs, they’ve brought a different energy to them and I’m stoked for people to hear it. Hopefully it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
- Raleigh Ritchie

Get the Black & Blue Point Two EP for free HERE.

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The Duchess marks the debut release for promising new artist,...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:48


The Duchess marks the debut release for promising new artist, TÃLÃ. The very name is indicative of female stature & confidence, traits that are embodied within her music.

Born in London from a melting pot of contrasting cultures + influences, TÃLÃ celebrates the eclectic – growing up in the 90s of Iranian descent, the soundtrack to TÃLÃ’s key influential years as a youngster was a mixture of classical music, 90s hip-hop + R&B, & computer game soundtracks.

The 3-track EP is expected to be released on June 2nd. Pre-order a digital copy on iTunes or a 12” vinyl here.

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Clutch releasing triple deluxe version of 'Earth Rocker' (watch them play "D.C. Sound Attack!" from the live DVD)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:42

Stoner rock vets Clutch released their newest album, Earth Rocker, last year, and on June 10 they're giving it a triple deluxe reissue via Weathermaker Music. The new version includes the full album plus new songs "Night Hag" and "Scavengers," an "Earth Rocker Live" CD of the album being performed live, and a "Live In Denver" DVD of the band's 11/14/13 show at Ogden Theatre. We're premiering a clip of the band playing Earth Rocker track "D.C. Sound Attack!" from the DVD in this post.

The album can be pre-ordered here. Watch DC-area band frontman Neil Fallon perform "D.C. Sound Attack!" in a D.C. 9:30 Club shirt below...

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Potty Mouth touring w/ Fleabite, on RSD movie/TV covers comp w/ Sadie of Speedy Ortiz & more (dates, streams)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:20

Potty Mouth at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Northampton indie rockers Potty Mouth have multiple tour dates coming up this spring, including legs with Waxahatchee, Swearin', Perfect Pussy, and their Mass. neighbors Fleabite. The latter will join them at their NYC show which happens at Silent Barn on June 14. All dates are listed below.

Fleabite will be supporting their new EP, Over It, which came out this week (4/15) digitally and on cassette via Puzzle Pieces Records. Their catchy noise pop should be a good fit with Potty Mouth, and you can check it out for yourself by streaming the new EP below.

Meanwhile, Potty Mouth are one of nine bands, including Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Bent Shapes, Levek, Radiator Hospital, Field Mouse and more, contributing movie/TV show fictional band covers to Father/Daughter Records' new Record Store Day compilation, Faux Real. You can stream Potty Mouth's cover of "Take Me Away" from Freaky Friday, Sadie's cover of "Pretend to Be Nice" from Josie and the Pussycats, plus the Bent Shapes and Levek covers, below. Full tracklist below too.

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'All American Music Map' maps favorite music genres by state (NY is not very punk)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:06

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE LIKE PUNK (actual interactive map HERE)

Check out the 'All American Music Map' HERE. How'd they do it?"We calculated musical taste scores using data from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (via the Martin Prosperity Institute) and state level music preferences from Wikipedia. The scores include music genre preference survey data and genre performer concentrations by metro, weighted by that metro's influence on the music scene. We took the scores for each metro and used a spatial statistics method called nearest neighbors to create the heatmap."What were some of their findings? Well, "Punk is also a favorite all along the West Coast and in Nashville, Orlando, and Rochester. For those who prefer something heavier, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee are where the most metalheads are located.", and Las Vegas loves indie, New York is not very punk but Seattle and Austin are. LA loves country but like NY is very diverse. More at...Movoto Real Estate Brokerage (?!?) (via TIME).

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Tera Melos made a video for "Slimed" (watch), touring w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan & Vattnet Viskar (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:54

by Andrew Sacher

Melodic math rockers Tera Melos released their solid X'ed Out album last year via Sargent House, and just gave one of its tracks, "Slimed," video treatment. The video follows a couple of costumed guys with a shitty acoustic guitar from the shower to the swimming pool, and shows all their antics (including playing with a dolphin fountain) along the way. The video premieres in this post and you can check it out below.

As briefly mentioned, Tera Melos are also touring with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Vattnet Viskar this year, which is a pretty great triple bill. The tour doesn't hit NYC, but it will be nearby for shows at Amityville, NY's Revolution Bar & Music on 5/9 (tickets) and Hartford, CT's Webster Theater on 5/10 (tickets).

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

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The Presets have lent their remixing skills to Kylie’s...

Welikei Indie - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:28


The Presets have lent their remixing skills to Kylie’s upcoming single, “I Was Gonna Cancel” ( (written + produced by Pharrell).

"We have always had the utmost respect for Kylie as a pop star and an Australian Icon. After we DJed for her recently in Sydney she asked us to remix ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’. Saying yes was a no brainer." - The Presets

Kylie’s new album Kiss Me Once, out now on iTunes.

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Hundred Waters detail new album, 'The Moon Rang Like a Bell,' release new single, "XTalk" (stream 3 tracks)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:25

Hundred Waters have been releasing singles over the past couple months, including "Down From the Rafters," "Cavity," and today's newest release, "XTalk." The new single also comes with the announcement of the band's new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, which will be out on May 27 via Skrillex's OWSLA label, and includes all three of those tracks. It's their sophomore album, following 2012's self-titled debut which came out on Elestial Sound but was later reissued by OWSLA, along with the release of their Thistle remix EP.

That's the artwork above. Tracklist and streams of all three singles, below...

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Northside hosting 'Concert Series' all 'summer-long' at 50 Kent (formerly Williamsburg Park)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:11

Williamsburg Park last year (more by Dylan Johnson)

As touched on in the Northside Festival lineup additions we just posted, the annual Northside Festival (June 12-19) will be hosting concerts at what-used-to-be Williamsburg Park at North 12th and Kent in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The name of the venue has changed to 50 Kent which much like 285 Kent is named after its actual address. June 13 and 14 shows with The War on Drugs ($20 adv, $25 day of) and Beirut ($35 adv and day of), which are happening during the actual Northside Festival, will kick off " a summer-long Northside Summer Concert Series at 50 Kent", though no other shows as part of that series have been announced yet.

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Django Django covered The Monkees' "The Porpoise Song" for 'Late Night Tales' series and #RSD14 7" (stream it)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:10

by Bill Pearis

Django Django @ MHOW 2013 (more by David Andrako)

It's been two years since Django Django released their terrifically inventive debut album. The band are busy working on its follow-up but have dropped a cover of The Monkees' "The Porpoise Song" for their turn at the popular Late Night Tales mix series. The organ-drenched original, which was written by Carol King, is from the Head soundtrack, and is used in the film's opening scene where they all jump off a bridge, committing literal career suicide. If you've never seen Head, it remains a deeply weird, uncommercial film and required viewing. Django Django's version hews close to the original for the first half of the song, before pulling it fully into their own rhythmic territory in the latter half. You can stream it below.

In addition to its inclusion on Late Night Tales (out May 11), DD's "The Porpoise Song" will be released as a 7" for Record Store Day, which is Saturday (4/19) if you didn't realize. The b-side is a spoken word piece by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch (!). Full tracklist for Django Django's edition of Late Night Tales, plus "The Porpoise Song" cover and streams of The Monkees original and Carol King's demo, below...

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Agalloch Invisible Oranges presale ++ a chance to win tickets

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:42

Agalloch (more by Wyatt Marshall)

Agalloch announced a tour yesterday, NYC show at Irving Plaza on June 30 included. An Invisible Oranges presale begins at 10am today (4/16). Password and ticket link at Invisible Oranges.

We also have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Details on how to enter below...

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Northside Festival lineup additions (The War on Drugs, Beirut, Perfect Pussy, Pharmakon, Eleanor Friedberger, Talib & more)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:33

The War on Drugs at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)

As you may know, the Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15 this year, and includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, CHVRCHES, Albert Hammond Jr., Dead Milkmen and more.

There have since been new additions to the schedule, including two big outdoor, all ages shows at the 6000-capacity 50 Kent (formerly Williamsburg Park, entrance at N. 12th). The first is The War on Drugs on Friday, June 13 ($20 adv, $25 day of) and then it's Beirut on Saturday, June 14 ($35 adv and day of). Tickets will be on sale soon via Northside Fest's site. These not-free big outdoor shows are in addition to the free big outdoor shows in McCarren Park with CHVRCHES (6/15) and one more TBA.

Other lineup additions include Perfect Pussy, Pharmakon, Eleanor Friedberger, Lust for Youth, Diane Coffee, Talib Kweli, Ava Luna, Yvette, Benjamin Booker (touring with Courtney Barnett), The Barr Brothers and Shamir (live debut). More info on exact venues and individual tickets will be available soon at Northside Fest's site where you can also buy a festival badge (Early Bird Music Badges ($65), Innovation Badges ($245), Film Badges ($25), and Premium Badges ($275) are on sale).

There's also a film portion, including the NY premieres of Homemakers (dir. Colin Healey), the Oscilloscope-presented of Montreal documentary The Past is a Grotesque Animal (dir. Jason Miller), and Whiffed Out (dir. Jason Giampietro), and the Brooklyn premiere of Summer of Blood (dir. Onur Tukel). More info on the film portion here.

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Fuck Buttons -- 2014 Tour Dates (includes Warsaw)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:17

As mentioned, electronic duo Fuck Buttons are playing a NYC show as part of the Northside Festival in June before heading to Toronto for NXNE. The NYC show has now been revealed as happening June 15th at Warsaw in Brooklyn, and along with the Canadian date is part of a summer tour "with full live AV production" that kicks off 6/11 in Chicago.

Tickets for the NYC will probably go on sale soon, or you can get in with your Northside badge.

All dates are listed below...

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tix on sale: The National, Veruca Salt, Kelis, Ray LaMontagne, Aerosmith, Nightmares on Wax, Steely Dan & more

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:05

(photo via @seamusplaysguitar)

Tickets for the free Converser Rubber Tracks Live Flatbush Zombies show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are available via Ticketmaster today at noon.

Tickets for the Kelis show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Albert Hammond Jr. Northside Festival show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the third National show at Prospect Park go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Veruca Salt shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Wytches show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for their Glasslands show.

Tickets for Steely Dan's Long Island and Atlantic City shows go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM.

Ray Lamontagne plays Town Hall on May 1 & 2. Tickets to the 5/1 show are on sale now, tickets to the 5/2 show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Nightmares on Wax is playing Irving Plaza on July 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aerosmith and Slash are touring together and playing the NYC-area on July 10 at Jones Beach and September 3 at Prudential Center. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Agalloch at Irving Plaza also goes on Invisible Oranges presale today.

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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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 lineup & tix (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen & more)

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:59

A$AP Rocky in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party is returning this year from July 25-27, and the initial lineup has been announced. It includes A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Spoon, The War on Drugs, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Chromeo, Matt & Kim and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

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What's going on Wednesday? (Nas, Hamilton Leithauser, FKA Twigs, William Tyler, Carl Cox, Weed, Holly Golightly & more)

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

Hamilton Leithauser w/ Gene Clark tribute @ MHOW (more by Gretchen Robinette)

Nas @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Nas @ Beacon Theatre
Nas' groundbreaking debut, Illmatic, turns 20 this year and the making of that album is the subject of a new documentary, Time is Illmatic. That film screens tonight at Beacon before a performance from the man himself. Both are part of the opening night festivities of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

FKA Twigs @ Glasslands
London's trip-hop-inspired FKA twigs began picking up buzz last year for her EPs that were co-produced by UNO producer and Yeezus collaborator Arca. She's in town for her first NYC shows, tonight being the first. Sold-out.

Hamilton Leithauser @ Joe's Pub
Of all the Walkmen's members side projects, frontman Hamilton Leithauser's not surprisingly seems to be the one with the widest appeal. We'll have to wait until June 3 to hear his debut solo album, Black Hours, but this week he'll likely play much of it at tonight's two Joe's Pub performances.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used @ Best Buy Theatre
With their original line-up back in action and having just released new album Happiness Is, Taking Back Sunday bring their tour to NYC tonight.

Weed, TONSTARTSSBANDHT, Laced, Nandas @ Shea Stadium
Vancouver sludge rockers Weed released their debut album, Deserve, last year via Couple Skate Records and they're currently over in the US continuing to support it on tour.  Tonight's also the debut performance of new band Laced, which features Couples Skate owner Ian Kim Judd, Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur and Nude Beach drummer Ryan Naideau.

S. Carey, White Hinterland @ Le Poisson Rouge
When Sean Carey isn't playing as a sideman in Bon Iver, he makes equally delicate work on his own under the name S. Carey. His new album, Range of Light, came out earlier this month on Secretly Candian and tonight's the record release party.

William Tyler, Trummors, Ryan Sawyer, Darius Jones @ Union Pool
Guitar great William Tyler, who has spent time in Lambchop and Silver Jews, took the solo route last year with an atmospheric guitar album on Merge, Impossible Truth, that deservedly ended up on a couple best of 2013 lists. He just wrapped up his tour with Daniel Rossen last night at MHOW, and plays a headlining show at tiny Union Pool tonight.

Carl Cox @ Output
Veteran British DJ and general dance music legend Carl Cox helped pioneer house and acid. He's still raving, as you can hear tonight.

Kristeen Young @ Bowery Electric
Kristeen has a had a regular gig for the last few year's as Morrissey's go-to opener. Here's a chance to see her without some drunk person screaming "HOW SOON IS NOW!!!" in your ear. It's her second of four April residency shows gearing up for...yet another Morrissey tour.

LE1F, Brenmar @ Brooklyn Museum
After a series of terrific mixtapes, NYC rapper Le1f recently released Hey, his first record for Terrible Records/XL. Tonight's show, with Brenmar, is part of the Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party.

Holly Golightly @ Knitting Factory
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage.

Nina Person @ Baby's All Right
Best known as singer of The Cardigans, Nina Persson's solo work -- as heard on her new album Animal Heart -- is a bit more somber than her "Lovefool" days, but no less appealing.

William Fitzsimmons, Leif Vollebekk @ NYU Skirball Center
It's a night of contemplative modern folk with Illinois' William Fitzsimmons and Canada's Leif Vollebekk.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Dan St. Germain, Alice Wetterlund, Jessi Klein, and Chris Locke.

LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye Listening Party @ Rough Trade
The vinyl box of LCD Soundsystem's farewell performance -- the megashow at MSG -- comes out on Record Store Day but you can get a preview at this listening party. Free with RSVP.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Not even on drugs!!

20 Jazz Funk Greats - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:08

(art is Glitched Soup by Evgeny Kiselev.)

Aha! Yes, now this is the stuff. Dance music that has risen from the very sod of the earth!

Some people are getting very excited about Ninos du Brasil having a 12″ out on DFA later this year. Why? Why concern yourself with things that don’t exist yet, when, any second now, a frankly superb slab of pagan cyber-samba – influenced by, among other things, Sepultura – is about to be dropped by Hospital Productions, crushing everything in its path?

Novos Mistérios deserves to kickstart an armada of new scenes. From that album:

Ninos du Brasil - Legioes Des Cupins

We’re not all about roadworks-strength industrial and trepanning techno! It’s OK to dance and feel happy!

Not even on drugs!!

Konono no. 1 – Paradiso

Listen to Legioes Des Cupins back to back with Konono no. 1′s 2004 banger Paradiso, on repeat, until you get so dizzy that you puke.

Ninos du Brasil’s excellent Novos Mistérios LP is forthcoming on Hospital Productions

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The Fest announces more bands (Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos BTT, Modern Baseball & more)

Brooklyn Vegan - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:11

Touche Amore at Santos in 2011 (more by Rebecca Reed)

Gainesville punk mecca The Fest recently announced its 2014 lineup and now many additional artists were announced, including Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Modern Baseball, Tiltwheel, The Sidekicks, Rescuer, Spraynard (reunion), Worriers, Three Man Cannon, Two Knights, Ben Nichols, Restorations, Placeholder, Enabler, The Weaks and more. Full list of additions below, and stay tuned for yet another announcement on April 21.

The new additions join previously announced bands Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Into It Over It, You Blew It!, Circle Takes the Square, Self Defense Family, Lemuria, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and more. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (4/20) at 4:20 PM.

Lineup additions below...

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Detroit rap iconoclast Danny Brown continues to spin gold from...

Welikei Indie - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:09


Detroit rap iconoclast Danny Brown continues to spin gold from his acclaimed LP Old, this time in the form of a single (& appropriately moody music video) for album standout “25 Bucks”. The hypnotic Purity Ring instrumental provides a perfect backdrop for Danny’s heart-rending rhymes & Megan James’ ghostly chorus vocals, + the single comes backed by 2 bonus remixes of old banger “Dip” by UK bass master Preditah & SMOG producer/dj Noah D.

Get your digitals now on iTunes.



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