All Tomorrow’s Parties – I Know I Know Nothing (Live at Cotton Club)

Pleasant farewell concert in Tashkent. All Tomorrow’s Parties leave the city and go to Moscow. One of the most heartwarming gigs in their hometown, which was…
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Mit dem ersten ATP-Festival auf Island haben die beiden Köpfe hinter All Tomorrow´s Parties in enger Kooperation mit dem lokalen Enthusiast, Veranstalter und…

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Nothing released a free Low cover for RSD (listen/download)

Low

Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden Friday night. I’m giving it out for Free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn’t mind the rendition of their beautiful song.

Happy Record Store Day! Even if you’re not out shopping today, you can still get new music (and this one’s free) from Philly shoegazers Nothing, who posted a cover of Low‘s “In Metal” to their bandcamp along with the above message. Listen to the cover below.

If you are out and about today, Nothing are among the many bands playing the on-going Rough Trade NYC in-store, which is also free. They’re on at 9 PM, and as of this post, remaining sets include Amen Dunes (6 PM), Fear of Men (8 PM), Hospitality (11 PM), and more.

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Perfect Pussy cancel NYC shows this weekend due to illness

Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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We recently mentioned that Perfect Pussy would bring their non-stop tour to NYC for two shows this weekend, including the Record Store Day in-store at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday (4/19) afternoon and a Silent Barn show later that night with Arm Candy. Unfortunately, the band have had to cancel both dates. Liz Pelly writes on the Silent Barn show’s Facebook event page:

unfortunately perfect pussy have to cancel all of their dates this weekend. the singer of the band was in the hospital yesterday and is spending the week recovering. we just hope that she is ok!! <3333 we can reschedule this for next time they are in town.

we might try to possibly put together a different late-night show on sat. night @ the barn, details forthcoming

Meanwhile, the Rough Trade NYC RSD in-store will still go on as planned with Hospitality, Fear of Men, Nothing, Palehound and many more.

Perfect Pussy will also return to NYC when their tour hits the Northside Festival (6/12-15) for a TBA Brooklyn show.

Updated tour dates are listed below…

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Prince just released a new song, now partners with Warner

The Breakdown

In honor of a new partnership with Warner Brothers, Prince just decided to release a new track to iTunes right before midnight on Friday night. It’s called “The Breakdown”. Listen below.

Warner Brothers/Prince partnership press release below:

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What’s going on Saturday? (#RSD14, Hospitality, Nothing, No Joy, WBAR-B-Q, NY’s Alright, David J, Frameworks & more)

Hospitality @ MHOW in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hospitality

RSD

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

As you might be aware, today is Record Store Day with special events at shops all over the city, with tons of music fans and record collectors out to score some of the many exclusive RSD releases. Don’t know what to buy? We have suggestions. Don’t know where to go? We can guide you. Just want free beer? We can help there too. Don’t know what a record is? How did you come to this site?

Hospitality, Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark Mulcahy, Milagres, Nothing, Palehound, The Rails @ Rough Trade
Between the killer line-up of free performances and all the RSD14 exclusive releases, expect Rough Trade to be packed all day long. Perfect Pussy had to cancel, though.

You can also catch Lonnie Holly at Other Music, Doug Gillard DJing at Generation, and The Dirtbombs’ Mick Collins at Kim’s. Details are in our RSD14 In-Store Performances & Special Events guide.

Blazing Eye, Nomad, NO, Pleasure Industry @ ABC No Rio (NY’s Alright)
Infernoh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, Murderer @ Le Poisson Rouge (NY’s Alright)
School Jerks, Lumpy & The Dumpers, Varix, Creeping Dose @ Acheron (NY’s Alright)
NYC’s multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York’s Alright continues today at ABC No Rio (2 PM0, then Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM), and finally the Acheron (10 PM).

WBAR-B-Q @ Barnard College
The annual FREE WBAR-B-Q returns to Barnard College today from noon to 8 PM. Among the artists playing is indie/R&B duo Inc., rapper Ka, indie rockers LVL UP, the eccentric DJ Dog Dick, Philly post-punks Amanda X, Brooklyn lo-fi punks Arm Candy, and more.

Bobby Bare Jr., Cory Branan @ Mercury Lounge
Nashville alt-country singer Bobby Bare Jr. released his new album, Undefeated, on Bloodshot Records this week. Tonight he celebrates with a release show at Mercury Lounge. Listen to one of the new album’s tracks, “The Big Time,” below.

Frameworks, Gates, Lost Coves @ Saint Vitus
Frameworks make the kind of boundary-pushing post-hardcore that includes elements of post-rock, ’90s/early ’00s screamo, and even afrobeat on some songs like the title track to their new record, Loom, which comes out later this month. Tonight their tour with NJ emo band Gates hits Saint Vitus.

Highlife, Dutch E Germ, Logan Takahashi @ Secret Project Robot
Tonight at Secret Project Robot, it’s a full bill of forward thinking NYC music from afro-pop band Highlife (led by Gang Gang Dance’s pal Sleepy Doug Shaw), former GGD member Dutch E Germ, and Teengirl Fantasy’s Logan Takahashi.

Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate @ Irving Plaza
This year’s Metal Alliance tour is their most black metal-intensive lineup yet, and it rolls through NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Irving Plaza.

Omar S, Jay Simon, Steve Summers @ Glasslands
Omar S’ 2013 album, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself was one of the year’s best non-pop house albums in a year dominated by pop-house albums (Disclosure, Rudimental, you name it). The Detroit producer takes over NYC again tonight.

Weird Womb, Dead Waves, Mount Carmel, The Sros @ Cake Shop
Columbus, OH sludgemeisters and Drag City signees Mount Carmel highlight this bill that also has local scuzzpunks Weird Womb.

Ronnie Spector – Beyond The Beehive @ City Winery
“Beyond the Behive” is The Ronnettes singer’s AV-filled, hit-packed autobiographical show show.

White Fang, Denney and The Jets, Hector’s Pets @ Glasslands
This is an all-Burger Records night so expect crowd-surfing, stage-diving, and good-time gargey rock and roll.

No Joy @ Mexican Summer Five (more by P Squared)
No Joy

No Joy, Eternal Summers, Beach Day, Little Big League @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The second night of Kanine Records weekend at BKNB is just as good as the first, with headlining sets from Montreal’s great No Joy and Virginia’s Eternal Summers. Plus, they’ll probably have have copies of the Non Violent Femmes RSD comp at the merch table (and probably for less than at Record Stores).

Horse Feathers, Laura and Greg @ Glasslands
Justin Ringle’s indie folk collective Horse Feathers are celebrating a decade together as a band this year. This is their second of two NYC shows.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, Iron Chic, Bad Doctors @ MHOW
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. Long Island punks Iron Chic are worth getting their early.

David J, The Vandelles, Dead Leaf Echo, Sky Parade @ Pianos
As bassist in Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, David J helped define the goth/postpunk sound. His solo material — like his new solo record — is more in the acoustic folk mode but he’ll be performing some of his old bands’ songs with his band tonight. The Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo are also on the bill which will also serve as a memorial for Christo Buffam who was in both bands.

Weaves, Video Daughters, Slothrust, Amanda X @ Shea Stadium
Canadian band Weaves blend somewhat disparate elements — big rock riffs, liquid bass, ethereal harmonies — into a danceable, eclectic sound, led by Jasmyn Burke’s distinctive, emotive vocals.

Josh Wink, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Verboten
Two generations of dance music meet tonight with Philadelphia techno/acid king Josh Wink, and UK producer Orlando Higginbottom (aka TEED).

B.B. King @ Lehman Performing Arts Center in the Bronx
A lot more people get called living legends than actually deserve it, but B.B. King is certainly one who does. At 88, he’s still going… just remember to take your meds!

Brooklyn Folk Festival @ The Bell House
The three-day celebration of all things acoustic, rustic and down-to-earth contines today.

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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Watch kids react to walkmen (actual walkmans, not the band)

Walkmens

Over 6 million views in 5 days. If you’re one of the few left who haven’t seen it, watch kids react to walkmans, below…

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Watch kids react to walkmen (actual walkmans, not the band)

Walkmens

Over 6 million views in 5 days. If you’re one of the few left who haven’t seen it, watch kids react to walkmans, below…

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Hauschka released an LP, touring North America (dates, video)


Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his “prepared piano.” He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument’s 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil and leather.

[...] “They create a whole carpet of sounds underneath the tones that the hammers create,” Hauschka tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz. “What I like about it is that there is something going on without my control.” [NPR]

German pianist/composer Hauschka released his newest album, Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang, and tonight (4/18) he begins his North American tour in support of it. Hauschka’s roots are in techno, but for this project he utilizes prepared pianos, a concept made famous by John Cage and others, though Hauschka claims he wasn’t familiar with Cage when he first came up with the idea to do so. (As Sonic Youth fans may know, it’s also something you can do with a guitar.)

Hauschka and his prepared piano will hit NYC on this tour on April 25 at Joe’s Pub, and after a European run, he’ll return for another show on May 27 at Glasslands. The Joe’s Pub show is sold out, but tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video of “Elizabeth Bay” from the new album and a stream of another LP track, below…

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Retro Futura Tour w/ Howard Jones, Thompson Twins singer, Midge Ure, China Crisis & more this summer (dates)

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A whole bunch of ’80s new wave acts (or members of them) will be puttin’ on the hits this summer via the Retro Futura Tour. Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey and Howard Jones headline this package tour that also includes Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves. The tour is set to kick off in NYC on August 21 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/18) at noon.

The tour’s Facebook says more dates will be added but all current dates are listed, along with a video from each participant on the tour, below…

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash returning to Bowery Electric

Joey Ramone

To honor Joey Ramone (who would have turned 63 this year) and the Ramones (who celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band this year), the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash returns. Here’s the details:

Following the tradition, this year’s BASH will take place on May 19th, the actual date of JOEY RAMONES’ birthday, which this year falls on a Monday. The evening will be hosted at the Bowery Electric, to allow for a more intimate “up-close-and-personal” setting than in previous years. The venue is located on the corner of the Bowery and Joey Ramone Place, just one block from the location of the original CBGBs.

This year, the BASH is doing something truly unique by engaging fans via social media to participate in the event. The official artwork for the 2014 BIRTHDAY BASH was chosen through online contest submissions from local artists. Winner Marie Laferriere created the cartoon caricature of JOEY in his iconic on-stage persona (see illustration above). Additionally, one undiscovered NY based punk band will be chosen to perform at this year’s BASH. The winner will be announced towards the end of April and details about submission can be found on the JOEY RAMONE Facebook Page.

Headlining the 2014 BIRTHDAY BASH will be The Joey Ramone Tribute Band featuring Cheetah Chrome, Glen Matlock, Sic F*cks, George Tabb, Mickey Leigh and surprise guests to be announced. Also sharing the bill are Andy Shernoff, David Peel, The A-Bones, Heap, Gobshites, The Independents (a group JOEY managed), and The Bullys. The Masters of Ceremony will be John Holmstrom, Stig Stench, Monte Melnick, and Peter Aschner. Carrying on the 14 year tradition, Sean O’Sullivan’s Punk Pipers will close the show. Additional surprises are anticipated but have not yet been revealed.

TIckets to the 14th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash are on sale now. Net proceeds will benefit the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.

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