Danny Brown played Best Buy Theater, made a song w/ Rustie who plays NYC on Friday (listen)

Danny Brown at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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We recently mentioned that Rustie is releasing a new album, Green Language, which features Danny Brown on a track, and that track has now come out. It’s called “Attak” and can be streamed below.

Rustie’s tour hits NYC at Webster Hall this Friday (7/25). Tickets for that show are still available. Danny Brown played NYC’s Best Buy Theater last night (7/23). Anyone go?

Video of Danny’s set from last night, with the new song stream, below…

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What’s going on Thursday? (Teenage Fanclub, Veruca Salt, Sun Kil Moon, Bold, Oathbreaker / Cult Leader, more)

Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Teenage Fanclub, Honeyblood, Saint Rich @ Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
What a treat — Glasgow guitar pop practitioners Teenage Fanclub are stopping in NYC on their way to this weekend’s Merge 25 festival for this free show. They haven’t made a new LP in four years but with eight records worth of great songs to choose from, they are not lacking in options. Opening are a much younger Scottish band, Honeyblood. Did we mention it’s free?

Veruca Salt, Battleme @ Bowery Ballroom
Oh, the tough choices of the ’90s-loving NYC music fan. Teenage Fanclub’s onetime DGC labelmates Veruca Salt, now back with their original lineup, play their first NYC show in many many years. You’ll likely hear a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming new album, but there’s no way they’re not gonna hit with “Seether” and “Number One Blind.” Both tonight’s show and their MHOW show on Friday are sold out.

Oathbreaker, Cult Leader, Young and in the Way, Badr Vogu, Meek is Murder @ The Acheron
We at BV are proud to present this show which includes three killer bands on Deathwish’s roster — Oathbreaker, Cult Leader and Young and in the Way — plus Badr Vogu and solid locals Meek Is Murder. Oathbreaker are from Belgium and make melodic hardcore/screamo, while Cult Leader feature 3/4 of Gaza and basically pick up where that band left off. YAITW will provide metallic hardcore, Badr Vogu will bring sludge, and Meek Is Murder will supply the mathcore.

Sun Kil Moon @ Town Hall
Mark Kozelek has years of excellent slowcore and folk behind him, and this year’s lyrically heavy Sun Kil Moon album is one of the best of his career. Mark’s played solo shows a few times in NYC over the past few years, but this one’s SKM full band and should be a special night.

Nickel Creek, Secret Sisters @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Modern bluegrass group Nickel Creek are back after a 7 year split with their first album since 2005 and a bunch of live shows this year. This one’s free.

Bold, Give, Clear, Intent @ Saint Vitus
New York youth crew hardcore vets Bold were initially around in the ’80s and early ’90s. They’re now back (with their 1989 lineup), and ahead of their appearance at Philly’s stacked This Is Hardcore they’ll squeeze in this hometown-area show.

Lost in the Trees, Doe Paoro, Stranger Cat @ Baby’s All Right
Lost in the Trees’ new album saw them bringing some moodier electronics into their indie folk sound. Local openers Doe Paoro and Stranger Cat (Cat Martino’s electronic-tinged project) should fit the bill with LITT’s new sound well.

Yumi Zouma, Rush Midnight, Celine Dijon (DJ), Katie and Dustin (TBC) DJ @ Baby’s All Right
Yumi Zouma’s debut EP came out back in February on Cascine and, like a much of what’s on the label, their airy pop is part ’80s soft rock, part ’80s synthpop. Which should fit well with Rush Midnight. This is a free show.

Crocodiles, Christines, The New Lines @ Death by Audio
Bi-coastal fuzzrockers Crocodiles are putting the finishing touches on their new album, so expect to hear some new songs tonight. This is a solid bill, with Christines (Swervedriver-style miasma rock) and The New Lines (krauty baroque a la Broadcast).

The Wytches, Monograms @ Mercury Lounge
UK trio The Wytches concoct a brew that mixes raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, and Bad Seeds swagger, with perhaps just the tiniest hint of Wicker Man folk. Tonight’s their first NYC show, and they’ll play Glasslands on Friday.

Thao @ MoMA
The MoMA Nights concert series looks like a pretty chill way to see some post-work music, with bands playing in the museum’s sculpture garden. This week: the multitalented Thao Nguyen who will be playing solo (sorry Get Down Stay Down fans). Free with museum entry.

Old 97′s @ Stone Pony
Celebrating 20 years as a band this year, alt-country vets Old 97′s showed they still have some shit to kick with their new album, Most Messed Up.

Electric Six @ Asbury Lanes
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band — off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock — who’ve managed to milk it across 10 albums. Whether you had enough after “Danger! High Voltage!” or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

Band of Horses, Midlake @ Capitol Theatre
Band of Horses keep kicking out their big-sounding indie folk, and for this tour they’re joined by solid likeminded band Midlake, who will be playing acoustic.

Sick Feeling, Gayer, Tell @ Trans Pecos
Don Devore’s (Ink & Dagger, Amazing Baby, etc) new punk band Sick Feeling wrap up their residency at Trans Pecos tonight. It’s with Gayer, aka Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and frequent collaborator Samantha Urbani, as well as Tell who recently remixed Sick Feeling.

Alabama Shakes @ Terminal 5
Alabama Shakes bring their rootsy blues rock back to NYC tonight for this show which is free as long as you entered Mercedes Benz’s contest and gained admission.

Kastle, Sweater Beats, Lindsay Lowend, Figgy @ Output
Output’s weekly INPUT party continues tonight with Drake remixer Kastle, Sweater Beats (who just opened for Flume in NYC), Anamanaguchi remixer Lindsay Lowend and house producer Figgy.

Quarterbacks, Lobby Art, Fozzal, Maxo @ Shea Stadium
Quarterbacks make scrappy twee that’s readymade for college house shows, which this may feel a bit like tonight.

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

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shredding with slugs is a new meme, but Slugdge is no joke

by Ian Chainey

Prince / Slayer’s Kerry King jamming on slugs
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According to me, slugs are the most terrifying thing on the planet. Crawling bags of snot? Yeah, pass. Even typing the word makes me want to pour a protective circle of salt around myself at all times.

So it’s with the utmost horror that I pass along the new Tumblr Slug Solos. The collection is courtesy of @michaelmphysics, the same brain behind Bass Dogs. The concept? Simple: “Some guitarists’ solo faces look like they’ve just realised they’re holding giant slug creatures.” He’s right. I’ve also soiled myself. You can check out a few of Michael’s more (like the Prince one above) below, and see the rest here. The Kerry King one is our own creation though.

That said, there are some slugs I can get down with. A couple weeks back, Invisible Oranges reviewed Gastronomicon, the newest album by death metal band Slugdge. The theme is as nutty as the name, sliming up Lovecraftian tales about an ancient species of interstellar/inter-dimensional, you guessed it, slugs. Here’s a taste of the lyrics:

Rhaexorog the lord of all, protector of what lies beyond/the greatest of the chosen ones, anointed of the netherslugs!

But don’t let appearances make you think this is just a gimmick. Slugdge actually rip, like a crazy combination of Carcass, Demilich, Edge of Sanity, and Arcturus. All hail Mollusca the Greatfather.

More pics from Slug Solos appear below along with streams for two Slugdge albums.

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Vaniish (ex Wax Idols / Soft Moon) released debut LP (stream it), playing NYC in September

by Bill Pearis

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Keven Tecon logged time in San Fancisco bands Wax Idols and Soft Moon but left the drummers seat of both to form his own group, Vaniish. The new quartet — featuring fellow Wax Idols member Amy Rosenoff  as well as Bay Area scene regulars Adam Beck and Nick Ott (drums) — released their debut album, Memory Work, in June. As you might expect from the lineage (and band name), this is chilly stuff, ranging from pounding post-punk to more ethereal creations. If you’re predisposed to the dark side, give this a listen below.

Vaniish will be in coming to NYC in September for a couple shows: Glasslands on 9/1 with Christines, INTERVAL and Winkie, as well as Weekend’s Shaun Durkan on DJ duty (tickets). Then they’ll play the 9/3 edition of Nothing Changes with fellow San Franciso band Offing, and Tiers.

Vaniish album stream below…

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Melted Toys released new album, on tour, playing NYC with Free Time who have a new 7″ (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis

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San Francisco’s Melted Toys are currently on tour supporting their new album, Melted Toys 2, which came out a couple weeks ago on Underwater Peoples. Like their debut, the album falls somewhere between psych and indiepop, easy-to-swallow and effervescent, with occasional halucinatory side effects. You can stream it via Rdio. That tour pulls into NYC this Friday (7/25) at Cake Shop with their Underwater Peoples labelmates Free Time and Street Gnar also on the bill.

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Speaking of, Australian expats Free Time have a new single, “Esoteric Tizz,” that will be out via Underwater People on August 19. The A-side was was recorded by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods; the B-side, “Guess Work,” was recorded by Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney and you can stream that below.

In addition to the Cake Shop show with Melted Toys, Free Time have a couple other NYC shows coming up: August 7 Baby’s All Right with Spectre Folk and Words With Frank Linetti (tickets); and Glasslands on September 21 with fellow Brooklyn Aussies Scott & Charlene’s Wedding (tickets).

All Melted Toys dates are listed, along with the Free Time stream, below.

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RL Grime releasing debut LP, made a video, going on tour, playing Terminal 5 (dates)

RL Grime at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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RL Grime has a handful of impressive EPs, remixes and more under his belt, and he’s now finally set to release his debut full length this year via WeDidIt (more details TBA). He recently put out its first single “Core,” which you can watch the video of (dir. David Rudnick & Daniel Swan) below.

RL Grime also announced a tour, dubbed the Void Tour, which brings him to NYC for his largest headlining show here yet on December 19 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon with a presale starting Wednesday (7/23).

All dates are listed, with the “Core” video, below…

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What’s going on Wednesday? (Neutral Milk Hotel, Bl’ast, Witch, Danny Brown, The Fresh & Onlys, Matmos, more)

Danny Brown at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Danny Brown

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

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell
While Jeff Mangum hasn’t released any new music since 1998′s In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter’s shows, he and the band now return to NYC for a victory lap at these two outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! shows, which sounds like a nice place to hear the classics. This is night 2.

The Fresh and Onlys, The Shilohs, Christines @ Glasslands
Lumped in with the SF garage rock scene, The Fresh & Onlys make a twangy, tuneful brand of psych rock with distinct postpunk flourishes courtesy guitarist Wymond Miles. They really don’t sound like anyone else  and are always worth catching live. Canadian ourmates The Shilohs make a decidedly Beatlesque brand of pop, and openers Christines owe just a little to ’90s-era shoegaze.

FREEMAN, White Lighters @ Baby’s All Right
With his long-running band a done deal, the artist formerly known as Gene Ween released his new solo album today via Partisan. He’s got a soft spot for ’70s pop on the new album which is an enjoyable listen.

Witch, Ruby the Hatchet @ MHOW
Though J Mascis is maybe the all time great indie rock shredder, he likes to rock out on drums too and his stoner rock band Witch (fronted by King Tuff main man Kyle Thomas) gives him a chance to do that. This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is free if you RSVPed, which is now closed.

Field Mouse, Frances Cone, Weed Hounds, Lithuania @ Rough Trade
Field Mouse’s new album is finally out now, and it mixes the shoegazy pop they’d become known for with shinier, mid ’90s-style electropop-tinged alt-rock. Tonight’s their record release show.

Bl’ast, Villians @ Santos Party House
Bl’ast released three albums of essential hardcore in the ’80s on SST. They’re now reunited, and the current lineup includes bassist Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) and drummer Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Goatsnake, Wasted Youth) supporting original members Clifford Dinsmore (vocals) and Mike Neider (guitar).

Crow Bait, Eureka California, Good Grief, Deep Pockets @ Shea Stadium
Good bill at Shea tonight spanning a few genres with the alt-country punk of Crow Bait, the indie pop of Athens, GA’s Eureka California, the Superchunk-inspired Liverpool, UK band Good Grief, and shouty, slightly Hold Steady-ish punks Deep Pockets.

Man Forever, White Suns @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
The free Summerscreen series continues tonight. Before a screening of Cry-Baby there will be sets by the dark experimental metal band White Suns and Kid Millions’ (of Oneida) project Man Forever.

Matmos, So Percussion Summer Institute, Kid Millions, Brian Chase @ Silent Barn
Speaking of Kid Millions, he also plays this show as Silent Barn that features veteran experimentalists Matmos, the So Percussion Summer Institute (“an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists”), and Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase.

Beech Creeps, Mutwawa, Brat Pit, Corido Ron @ Death By Audio
Beech Creeps are a bit of an NYC noise/experimental supergroup, featuring Lehrhoff (Ex Models), Luke Fasano (Yeasayer / People Get Ready) and Mark Shue (The Library is on Fire, and Monster Crunch granola maker).

PHOX, Trails and Ways @ Mercury Lounge
Wisconsin indie pop outfit PHOX combine sunny melodies with folky arrangements (and honeyed, breathy vocals) for a sound as airy as a summer breeze. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Total Abuse, Rectal Hygienics, Ligature @ Home Sweet Home
Austin hardcore band Total Abuse celebrate their new “Looking For Love” 7″ at tonight’s edition of Nothing Chances, and they’ll be joined by Chicago noise rockers Rectal Hygienics and Chris Hansell’s (Warthog, Foreplay, ex-The Men) Ligature project.

Baby Mollusk, Sergio Napoletano, Barelyon @ The Rock Shop
Baby Mollusk make the sort of kinda folky kinda punky indie rock that any fans of Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, Swearin’, etc should dig.

Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars, Pussywolf, Pharaoh, Mount Salem @ Saint Vitus
Chicago’s Mount Salem wear their proto-metal and traditional doom influences on their sleeves, but they do it well. They’re over in NYC for this show.

Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q @ Best Buy Theater
Three of the best contemporary rappers come together for what should be an excellent time at Best Buy Theater tonight.

Leif Vollebekk @ SubCulture
This underrated Canadian singer-songwriter released his most recent album, North Americana, at the start of this year and its folky charms will work especially well at an intimate venue like SubCulture.

Braid, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Marietta @ Asbury Lanes
16 years after Braid’s now-classic Frame & Canvas was released, the emo vets are finally back with its followup, No Coast, and it was worth the wait. It picks up where they left off but sounds like a contemporary of the newer bands in the genre too. They’ll hit NYC this Saturday, but the tour’s also nearby in NJ tonight. Openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves make this a great double bill and Braid fans should dig them too.

Old Crow Medicine Show, Langhorne Slim, Spirit Family Reunion @ Central Park Summerstage
Summerstage continues tonight with a bill of rootsy folk rock.

Quiet Riot, Gilby Clarke, Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys @ The Paramount
Cum on feel the noize. Girls rock your boys. We’ll get wild, wild, wild…with only drummer Bobby Rondinelli remaining from the QR lineup that did that song.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg’s Lovin’ Cup. No word on who’s performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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SBTRKT announces new album, shares song feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig (listen)

by Andrew Sacher

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It’s been three years since SBTRKT released his excellent debut album — though he’s put out things like an instrumental EP and a live album in that time — and he’s now finally announced its followup, Wonder Where We Land. He also shared the new song “New Dorp, New York,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on lead vocals. It’s a pretty wacky cut that’s a step sideways from his debut LP and not very Vampire Weekend-like either. It just premiered on BBC Radio 1, and you can listen to Details of My Life’s radio rip (via Pitchfork) below. LP teaser video below too.

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Quintron and Miss Pussycat announce new LP, fall tour dates

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New Orleans duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat have a new album coming out this fall, details of which have yet to be revealed. We do know, however, that they’ll be touring North American in support of it, including a NYC stop at Baby’s All Right on November 29. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed below.

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