What’s going on Friday? (Halloween Parade, Primus, Damned, King Gizzard, Hop Along, Meat Puppets, cover shows, more)

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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Gizzard

Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Hop Along

You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2015 Halloween guide for more of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

The 41st Village Halloween Parade, which gives parades a good name, is a NYC Halloween tradition and a great way to start the night. It happens on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 PM – 10:30 PM. And if you can’t actually be there, NY1 broadcasts live from 8 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Damned, TSOL, The Briefs @ Irving Plaza
With a singer who has basically dressed like a vampire for the band’s career and classic singles “Thanks for the Night,” “Wait for the Blackout,” and “In Dulce,”The Damned remain perfectly suited for this sort of thing.

Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Girlpool, Desert Sharks, Mitski, Banker$ @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty amazing lineup, not to mention it’s free and goes late (til 1 AM). There’s the raging garage punks Diarrhea Planet, Saddle Creek’s new signees Hop Along, lyrical LA duo Girlpool, chamber pop-turned-lo-fi songwriter Mitski, and leather jacket rockers Desert Sharks. Plus there’s a costume contest with a $ 500 cash prize, face painting and more tonight.

Purling Hiss, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies, Tonstartssbandht @ 338 Moffat
CMJ buds Panache & Baby’s All Right are thowing a Halloween Show that’s not at Baby’s — it happens Halloween Friday at 338 Moffat (Studio L) with with a bunch of CMJ bands who’re still around, including tourmates Purling Hiss and Meatbodies.

Maurice Fulton, DJ Spun, Alex From Tokyo @ Baby’s All Right
While Baby’s All Right are presenting the garage rock show at 338 Moffat, the actual venue will be hosting a dance party that night.

Pop. 1280, Void Vision, Pawns, Frankie Teardrop (DJ set), and more! @ Emet Part Deux
For those in a modern goth mood, this show features a skeleton handful of bands clearly in debt to the darker postpunk sounds.

This Will Destroy You, Future Death, Silent Land Time Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
This Will Destroy You are back with their fourth album, Another Language, which is more of their soaring post-rock. For some people, this is the only way to spend Halloween.

Knyfe Hyts, Oozing Wound, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II, Alien Whale, Aa, Justin Frye, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
It’s the last ever Halloween at Death by Audio and they’re celebrating in style with two rooms. The main room has the re-active Knyfe Hyts, thrashers Oozing Wound (their second DbA show this week), The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale. And another room called the “Haunted Mansion” will be open tonight with synth experimenters Aa, PC Worship’s Justin Frye and Chat Logs. The show is over at 12:30 AM and then the “Haunted Mansion” starts at 1 AM.

Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade
It’s the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs’ co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on last tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he’s also excellent and a great fit.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak @ The Paramount
This incredible triple bill has Savannah sludge masters Mastodon, French death metallers Gojira, and Norwegian party animals Kvelertak. They played Terminal 5 earlier this year and this weekend they’re back for two more shows in the area. Tomorrow they play NJ.

The Presets, Antwon, Chela, Franki Chan @ Warsaw
The Check Yo Ponytail tour stops in NYC tonight with an eclectic double bill of Australian synth pop band The Presets and experimental rapper Antwon. Opening is another Australian, Chela, and Check Yo Ponytail alumnus Franki Chan.

World Inferno Friendship Society @ The Wick
Punk/klezmer/cabaret act World Inferno Friendship Society are throwing this so-called “Hallowmas” bash. They are requesting you bring a pumpkin.

Anamanaguchi (DJ), Jack Donoghue (of Salem), Tallesen, Pleasure Centers, Bernard Herman @ Bathhouse
“Witch House,” as a genre, didn’t last very long but catch one of its leading lights (Jack from Salem) DJ tonight with a set from 8-bitters Anamanaguchi as well.

Matrixxman, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Max McFerren @ Secret Location
This stacked dance party is at a secret location that was emailed to you if you bought a ticket. Unfortunately, sold out.

Primus @ Beacon Theatre
While not strictly a Halloween show, this is being billed as “An Evening With Primus and the Chocolate Factory.” Primus just made an album based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book which definitely has some nightmare material in it.
For even more Halloween options, check out our guide to Halloween events in NYC.

And of course Halloween means cover shows cover shows cover shows. Here are your many options for those…

Beach Fossils (as Devo), Celestial Shore (as T. Rex),Beverly (as the Pixies), Roya (as Television Personalities), DJ Tassy @ 338 Moffat

Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Clean Girls (as Blink-182), Vomitface (as Nirvana), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Tape Deck Mountain (as Daniel Johnston’s Delay Pedal), Death To Slater (as The Beach Boys), Schmear (as Meat Puppets), Smell-O-Vision (as Television) @ Cake Shop

Dear Leader (as The Neptunes), Delicate Steve (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Heeney (as Weezer), Banned Books (as Pixies), Advaeta (as HOLE), members of Heaven’s Gate, Celestial Shore & Journalism as Blink-182 Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn

Big Ups (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Vulture Shit (as Presidents of USA), Flagland (as Blink-182), Bueno (as Frank Sinatra), Huffers (as The Replacements) @ Shea Stadium

Savants (as T Rex), Field Mouse (as Weezer), Ghostpal (as Sly and the Family Stone), The Brooklyn What (as The Rolling Stones), No Kill (as Fleetwood Mac), Videobeast (as Nirvana), David King (as Jonathan Richman) @ The Gutter

Mutual Benefit (covering Beck’s ‘One Foot in the Grave’), Emily Reo (as Lana Del Rey), Conveyor (as Buddy Holly) @ Glasslands

Marilyn Manson Tribute (Kayo Dot, Blank Paper), Queens of the Stone Age Tribute (Natural Stranger, Toothy Grins, Neon Green Laundry), Limp Bizkit Tribute (Mary Todd, Skulk The Hulking), The Cure Tribute (Turn It Up!, Ashes Forever), Shellac Tribute (Servant Girl) @ Spike Hill

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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Radiant labyrinths (original song,independent,alternative,folk,rock)

original song video: Harz/Sababurg.
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Of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, Jonathan Rado & more part of Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series 2 ++ Foxygen MHOW pics

photos by PSquared

Foxygen @ MHOW 10/8/2014
Foxygen

of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, The Dodos, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and Jacco Gardner are a few of the artists who’ll be contributing to Polyvinyl’s 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2. For it they mailed an artist an old Tascam 4-track recorder to record two songs to tape. When they finished, the mailed the machine to the next artist, and so on and so on. Subscribers to the series will receive a limited edition, two-song 7″ each month in 2015, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by Grammy-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Subscriptions are available now and the full roster of 2015 participating artists is below.

Speaking of Foxygen, they were in NYC not too long ago for two shows promoting their new album, …And Star Power. We posted pictures from Webster Hall already, but now we’ve got a belated set from Music Hall of Williamsbug, including openers Jungle Green. More pictures below.

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Blacklisted prepping new LP, playing Philly & NYC; Harm Wulf LP out now & streaming

Blacklisted

Philly hardcore experimenters Blacklisted already appeared at This Is Hardcore, Deathwish Fest, and a NYC one-off this year, and now they’ve got two more shows scheduled for 2014: one in NYC and one in Philly. The Philly show is 11/15 and the NYC show happens one day later on November 16 at the Acheron with Brain Slug and Razorheads. TIckets for that show are on sale now.

Blacklisted will also finally be releasing a followup album to 2009′s excellent No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me next year. No release date has been set yet, but it’s called When People Grow, People Go. They played the title track at their NYC show in June, and you can watch a video of that below.

Blacklisted singer George Hirsch also just put out a solo album with his Harm Wulf project this week on Deathwish. It’s called There’s Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till, and abandons the hardcore of his main band in favor of pulling from dark folk. You can stream that below too.

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stream The Jazz June’s “Short Changed” from their new LP

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Brett Barto
Jazz June

’90s-era emo vets The Jazz June are less than two weeks away from the release of their Evan Weiss-produced After the Earthquake (due 11/11 via Topshelf), their first album of new material in 12 years. We’ve already posted three tracks from it, and now we’ve got the premiere of a fourth, “Short Changed.” Unlike their labelmates and fellow ’90s band Braid, who’s new record mostly sounds like classic Braid, there are few signs on “Short Changed” and the other singles that this is the band who made The Medicine. That album basically perfected The Jazz June’s brand of emo, and presumably feeling like they had no more to say in that style, its followup and (up until now) final album Better Off Without Air was a much more experimental record.

Now they’ve reinvented themselves once again. “Short Changed,” like previous singles “Over Underground” and “Ain’t It Strange,” is fuzzy indie rock that sounds more like it would have been on Merge in ’92 than Initial Records in 2000. And since that early ’90s indie rock style is fully back thanks to countless younger bands pulling from it, the new Jazz June stuff sounds totally modern. If you’re already a fan of the band you probably don’t need any convincing to listen to this, but if you’re unfamiliar it’s a fine starting point. Check it out below.

The Jazz June just headlined our CMJ showcase and they have a FFF Nites show coming up in Austin with Mineral, Knapsack and Into It. Over It. As discussed, this winter they’ll tour with Field Mouse and return to NYC on December 27 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are still available.

New song stream and list of dates below…

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Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA, Cozz and more played Highline Ballroom during CMJ (review)

by Sean O’Connell

Joey

During a week where it seems anyone with a guitar is playing a show, the 7th annual CMJ Takeover brought hip hop heads from across the region to bask in a late-night showcase at Highline Ballroom on Thursday (10/23) featuring a different genre’s hottest up-and-comers. In true hip hop fashion, the already late show (billed as 11pm) had trouble getting people into the venue, and festivities only began around 12. An otherwise jovial crowd struggled with the Sandman, and after standing in line upwards of three hours to get into the free show, they were hard to rouse. Still, the host Low Key didn’t miss a beat during interludes, handing out anything – including weed and half-drunk beer – to get the crowd involved. The usual roll call of boroughs occurred multiple times throughout the night, and Bobby Shmurda viral hits spun between sets were shown more love by the young crowd than Biggie classics.

As for performances, the majority of the crowd was there to see 19-year-old Joey Bada$ $ and his Pro Era crew, but that didn’t stop the other performers from winning the crowd over. Raz Fresco, another youngblood from Toronto, brought his ’90s revival style to the stage, quick-fire rapping over a medley of beats with a lyrical prowess that the crowd certainly appreciated. Sporting an oversized jacket and accompanied by slapping boom bap instrumentals, Raz fit in nicely with the Beast Coast caliber artists that value pure lyricism as he showcased some tracks from his upcoming debut “Pablo Frescobar”.

An underwhelming set by Chicago drill rapper SD proved that trap anthems do not translate well to live settings when the crowd doesn’t know the lyrics. At one point the ex-GBE rapper even said “I guess New York don’t fuck with Chiraq” due to the lackluster response of the already tired crowd. The bass was overpowering on an otherwise crystal clear sound system and the lyrically sparse songs seemed to drag on. The set felt out of place in a lineup of lyrical rappers.

Following was Cozz who was just signed to J Cole’s Dreamville label back in May. With his debut Cozz and Effect freshly released, Cozz brought the high energy of a hungry rookie for a short set that was the most refreshing of the night. Even after experiencing technical difficulties with his DJ and slipping up on some lyrics, Cozz remained upbeat, getting the crowd to chant along to “Knock the Hustle”, the song that J Cole discovered and later remixed.

Smoke DZA, the self-proclamed “Kushed God” piggybacked Cozz’s set with his crowd-friendly smoker anthems that filled the room with smoke within minutes. The towering rapper came out blunt-in-hand and wasted no time tearing through ethereal beats, going off on meandering a capella verses, and saying his catchphrase “Riiiiiiight” about 100 times. It was a communion by shared weed as he threw a lit blunt into the crowd and proclaimed “It’s 2 am and I’m high as fuck”. Songs of note were his remixes of Schoolboy Q’s hit “Hands on the Wheel” and “Hearses”, his collab with TDE’s Ab-Soul.

It was 3am by the time DJ Statik Selektah took over, immediately putting on the instrumental to Joey Bada$ $ ‘ “95 til Infinity”. Joey and his Pro Era conglomerate had a polished set, with up-and-comers Nyck Caution and CJ Fly each getting their own segment of the show and the burgeoning producer of the crew Kirk Knight joined in for his hard-hitting track “Extortion” with Dyemond Lewis. Nyck Caution hit the crowd with a new track, and overall had the strongest stage presence of the Era. The highlights of the set were Joey’s singles from his highly anticipated debut B4.DA.$ $ . Kirk Knight’s gritty production on “Big Dusty” sounded great over the PA, and Joey’s Method Man-esque rapping on “Christ Conscious” was theatrical and had the crowd bouncing still at 4am.

Notably absent from the lineup was Vince Staples, who was on the bill and is currently on tour with Joey Bada$ $ . The B4.DA.$ $ tour with Vince Staples, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution comes to NYC’s Irving Plaza on November 8 and 11. Tickets for those shows are still available.

A few more pictures from the show below…

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What’s going on Thursday? (Liturgy, Dum Dum Girls, Mykki Blanco, Coathangers, T.I., Tinashe, Jerry Lee Lewis & more)

Liturgy at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Liturgy

Dum Dum Girls at Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
DDGs

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

Liturgy, Child Abuse, Cellular Chaos, Oozing Wound @ Death By Audio
Here’s a really good reason to get to Death by Audio before it closes. It’s the first of two nights that sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are playing at the venue, and the headliners are one of NYC’s most interesting black metal bands, Liturgy, who are a full band once again.

Mykki Blanco, Cities Aviv, Doss, Gobby (DJ Set), MR UNO (DJ Set), FLUCT Dancers @ Glasslands
Mykki Blanco just put out his new mixtape, Gay Dog Food, and as you might expect from Mykki it’s out-there but it goes hard. Cities Aviv, who’s on one of the tracks, is on this bill too. Stream the mixtape below.

Power 105.1 Powerhouse w/ J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Tinashe, Bobby Shmurda, Chris Brown, Trey Songz @ Barclays Center
Power 105.1′s Powerhouse goes down at Barclays Center tonight and there’s some pretty impressive names including power tripper J. Cole, trap muzik king T.I. (who just put out the new album, Paperwork), versace lovers Migos, alt-R&B singer Tinashe, the viral Bobby Shmurda and more.

Cypress Hill, La Coka Nostra, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz @ Best Buy Theater
Another good hip hop option tonight is the annual Halloween-time Cypress Hill show which is actually one day early this year but it should still get spooky.

Shiba San, Amtrac, Wuki, Nikola Baytala @ Output
This week’s INPUT party at Output is headlined by Shiba San who’s on Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird label and makes thumping house that will have you dancing Mischief Night away.

Classixx, Le Youth, Chordashian @ Verboten
Another dance option tonight goes down just down the block from Output at Verboten with LA duo Classixx who are still going strong off last year’s debut album, Hanging Gardens.

Alicia Keys, Nas, David Byrne, Diddy, Angel Haze @ Hammerstein Ballroom
This year’s Keep A Child Alive Black Ball benefit has an eclectic lineup which mostly includes hip hop but also Talking Head David Byrne. KCA co-founder Alicia Keys hosts and also performs herself. Reservations can still be made.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks, Vasudeva @ Asbury Lanes
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn’t stop writing intense music — quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. NYC was last night and tonight’s the NJ release show. Quality support too.

Celestial Shore, Ava Luna,Palehound, Baked, We Can All Be Sorry @ Baby’s All Right
Celestial Shore deftly mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements on their new album, Enter Ghost, out soon via Hometapes. Tonight’s the record release party.

The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, Mozes and the Firstborn, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Wax Witches @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the second edition of Burger Caravan of Stars roadshow, with a whole bunch of their bands playing festival-length sets. Watch as Bowery’s entire downstairs becomes a giant merch area. Some folks go just ’cause it’s Burger. Expect nuttiness.

Dum Dum Girls, Ex Cops, Christines @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dum Dum Girls have always had a flair for the dark side, so them playing on Devil’s Night seems like a no brainer. (Maybe throw in an ’80s goth cover, ladies? The March Violets’ “Snake Dance” perhaps?) Also on the bill: Ex Cop (whose new album takes a turn for the Pop) and the shoegazy Christines.

Sinead O’Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, earlier this year and finishes her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

Del Zeppelin (Delicate Steve), Escalator Haters @ Saint Vitus
Halloween starts early when Delicate Steve let loose crunge-y covers. This show is free.

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on the final of its first of three shows at The Cap’. It’s a lovely room, and tickets are still available.

Primus @ The Greene Space
The special day show is billed as “A Very Wonka Afternoon with Primus,” and with an emphasis on the band’s new album that’s based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The show is sold out but is being taped for WNYC’s Soundcheck.

Dean Ween Group @ Stone Pony
A day off from their tour with Primus, Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) has his new ensemble play Asbury Park tonight.

Jerry Lee Lewis @ BB King Blues Club
One of rock n’ roll’s origininators, “Killer” is out with a new album and and biography this week and celebrates both tonight.

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

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Young Fathers win the Mercury Music Prize

Young Fathers @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Young Fathers

Edinburgh hip hop trio Young Fathers have taken home this year’s Mercury Prize, beating out FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anna Calvi & others. The winning album is called ‘DEAD’ and was released via Anticon and Big Dada.

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Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series — 2015 lineup

Deer Tick at American Songbook 2014 (more by Sachyn Mital)
American Songbook

The 2015 edition of Lincoln Center’s ‘American Songbook‘ series has been announced and runs January 29 – March 28 and includes performances by Steve Reich with Stephen Sondheim (!), Sam Fermin, Shovels & Rope, Talib Kweli, Dawn Landes, and more. Most of the shows happen in The Appel Room (formerly the Allen Room) which is definitely one of the most spectacular places to see a show in Manhattan. The last seven shows of the season take place in the more intimate The Penthouse on the 10th floor of LC’s Samuel B. and David Rose Building. Tickets go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on November 6 and the general public on November 17.

Full lineup for American Songbook 2015 is listed below…

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Mark Kozelek recorded himself reading The War on Drugs’ response to his diss, called it “Adam Granofsky Blues” (listen)

Hey, remember when Mark Kozelek was in ‘Almost Famous’?
Almost Kozelek

Here’s the latest volley in the never-ending feud between Mark Kozelek and The War on Drugs. If you’ve been following along, you know that TWOD frontman Adam Granduciel (real last name: Granofsky) addressed Kozelek’s song “The War on Drugs: Suck My Cock” in a Swedish interview, saying, among other things, “He’s such a fucking child. And then the song is just idiotic, he’s just a fucking idiot. I don’t have time for idiots.”

Of course, Kozelek responded. How? By reading the whole interview transcript aloud over light acoustic guitar backing and posting it on his site. Mark can’t seem to get through a sentence without cracking up. He calls it “Adam Granofsky Blues.” Listen to it here.

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