Dangers touring East Coast with Graf Orlock and Holy after West Coast shows w/ Ceremony (dates)

by Ian Chainey

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California hardcore ragers Dangers — who have one of the greatest Last.fm tags: “unreasonably pissed off” — and cinema grinders Graf Orlock will be joined by Italian destroyers Holy for a tour of the East Coast this August. Dangers will actually get rolling out West with three dates that sub Holy and Graf Orlock for Ceremony. Then, the three will hook-up on  and drop into cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Asbury Park. The three will hit Brooklyn’s 538 Johnson on August 22 with Wet Witch and Vulture Shit. Tickets are $ 8 at the door. The next day, they’ll play NYC’s ABC No Rio (8/23) with Blackest and Ubasute for a 3 PM mid-day matinee. (They’ll play Philly that night.) Tickets are $ 8 at the door. All dates are listed below.

Dangers released EP Five O’Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World back in January, continuing on in the spirit of their 2010 breakout Messy, Isn’t It? Graf Orlock have been busy with their label Vitriol, but found time to get back in the studio. Preorders are now up for their 7″ Trailer, with a full-length apparently on the way as well. Finally, the hefty Holy assembled the blistering Seclusion MMXIV EP this month which you can stream below as well..

All of the tour dates are listed, along with streams from the bands, below.

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What’s going on Friday? (Future Punx, Roses, Shift K3Y, Dark Entries, Supersuckers, Casket Girls, Guardian Alien & more)

Future Punx @ Glasslands in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Future Punx, Roses, Darlings, The Beds @ Death by Audio
Even on a busier night, this DbA show would be a good option. Tonight marks the first NYC show from Roses, the new band from Juan Velazquez who used to be in LA’s Abe Vigoda. Their dark postpunk-y pop will go well with headliners Future Punx’s new wave redux and Darling’s straight-up indie rock. As for openers The Beds, maybe someone can shed some light on who they are.

RedRedRed, Bezier, Max and Mara, Vereker, Josh Cheon (DJ Set) @ Radio Bushwick
’80s-underground-goth-leaning label Dark Entries celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight, featuring industrial duo RedRedRed, San Francisco’s Bézier and Max + Mara, and label founder Josh Cheon on DJ duties. This was originally supposed to be at Baby’s All Right but is now at Radio Bushwick.

Drowners, Spires, Mainland, The Can’t Tells, Little Racer @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Deli has been zine-ing the scene for ten years and are celebrating the anniversary this weekend with shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight features quality pop-rock from the likes of Drowners, Spires, Little Racer and more. Free and don’t forget to RSVP to skip the line.

Supersuckers, Ten Ton Mojo @ Gramercy Theatre
Supersuckers have been putting out quality cowpunk, garage rock and more since the early ’90s, and this year they returned with Get the Hell, their first album since 2008. We’ll likely hear some of that tonight, and hopefully some classics too.

Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Oneohtrix Point Never @ Jones Beach
Relive 1994 with two of alternative rock’s biggest bands who both put out seminal albums on the same day that year. Cool openers on this tour too. Tonight it’s ambient electronics wiz Oneohtrix Point Never.

The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Speaking of 20th anniversaries, The Offspring’s classic, Smash, is two decades old this year. They’ll play that in full, with the undercard being their old Epitaph labelmates Bad Religion and Pennywise.

Snowmine, The Casket Girls @ South Street Seaport
One of Brooklyn’s more underrated bands, Snowmine make shimmering, widescreen, modern pop. Tonight they play the free Seaport Music Fest with Georgia’s The Casket Girls who take sunshine pop and run it through distorted synths.

Blackfinger, Beelzefuzz, Kings Destroy @ The Acheron
Original Trouble singer Eric Wagner fronts doomish psych rockers Blackfinger, who are supporting of their eponymous debut which came out back in January. If you haven’t caught Wagner’s classic warble yet, this is a great opportunity.

Ivy, Ajax, Nandas @ Lulu’s
There’s not too much going on in NYC tonight, but it’s as good a night as any to grab some free pizza (with your beer) at Greenpoint bar Lulu’s — which is sadly closing in a week — and catch some of NYC’s better local punk bands.

DJ Mustard, Shift K3Y, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
London producer Shift K3Y’s recent single “Touch” is pretty addictive and sounds like it’ll sound great in a big room like Webster Hall. DJ Mustard has been behind some of the better rap songs of late, so his set should be fun too.

Guardian Alien, Grasshopper, Raajmahal, Good Willsmith, Sugarm, Velvet Zombie @ Trans Pecos
It’s a night of experiment noise-n-drone and other out there stuff, headlined by Guardian Alien which is helmed by sometimes Liturgy drummer Greg Fox.

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

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Greenpoint bar/venue Lulu’s is closing next week

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And another one goes. One of the original free-pizza-with-beer bars in North Brooklyn (that also hosted free music a lot of nights), Lulu’s in Greenpoint, will be shutting it’s doors for good on August 9. From the venue’s Facebook:

To our amazing customers: It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that the rumors are true. Lulu’s will be closing its doors in two weeks; our last day open will be August 9th. We would like to thank all of you for making this such an amazing place to hang out! The customers at this bar are the best ever and I’m not just saying that Please stay tuned as there are a lot of fun shows in the next couple of weeks, with our grand finale show on August 9th to be announced soon. – Lulu’s

Greenpointers informs us that Lulu’s closing comes over a dispute with the landlord when owners wanted to turn it into a gay bar:

In April of this year Lulu’s owner John McGillion took out a lawsuit against his landlord for not allowing him to turn the establishment into a gay bar. According to the New York Post, McGillion stated that he was “barely scraping by on the proceeds of the bar” and felt that he would “be able to make a considerable profit” by making Lulu’s a gay venue. The landlord’s alleged (and shocking) ‘anti-gay clause’ stopped this idea from ever coming to fruition.

Lulu’s, we’re sad to see you go, especially under such circumstances. There’s still a week still to enjoy the music, drinks and free pizza. Friday (8/1) there’s a solid bill of local punk with Ivy, Ajax, and Nandas.

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Greenpoint bar/venue Lulu’s is closing next week

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And another one goes. One of the original free-pizza-with-beer bars in North Brooklyn (that also hosted free music a lot of nights), Lulu’s in Greenpoint, will be shutting it’s doors for good on August 9. From the venue’s Facebook:

To our amazing customers: It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that the rumors are true. Lulu’s will be closing its doors in two weeks; our last day open will be August 9th. We would like to thank all of you for making this such an amazing place to hang out! The customers at this bar are the best ever and I’m not just saying that Please stay tuned as there are a lot of fun shows in the next couple of weeks, with our grand finale show on August 9th to be announced soon. – Lulu’s

Greenpointers informs us that Lulu’s closing comes over a dispute with the landlord when owners wanted to turn it into a gay bar:

In April of this year Lulu’s owner John McGillion took out a lawsuit against his landlord for not allowing him to turn the establishment into a gay bar. According to the New York Post, McGillion stated that he was “barely scraping by on the proceeds of the bar” and felt that he would “be able to make a considerable profit” by making Lulu’s a gay venue. The landlord’s alleged (and shocking) ‘anti-gay clause’ stopped this idea from ever coming to fruition.

Lulu’s, we’re sad to see you go, especially under such circumstances. There’s still a week still to enjoy the music, drinks and free pizza. Friday (8/1) there’s a solid bill of local punk with Ivy, Ajax, and Nandas.

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Bear in Heaven share new video ++ stream their new LP

by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Bear in Heaven‘s new album Time Is Over One Day Old is out next week via Dead Oceans. The record furthers their interstellar travels via fat waves of synths, heavy on grooves and rolling drums. (The album title, by the way, comes from an error message on a friend’s television.) You can stream the album in its entirety over at NPR.

The band also consistently make interesting videos which continues on their just-released one for “Time Between.” Directed by Nick Bentgen, it was filmed over the course of an month across the five-borroughs during the late night fringe hours. It’s quite pretty, and a little creepy/tense at times, and you can watch over at the The NY Times.

Bear in Heaven play a record release party on Monday (8/4) at Rough Trade NYC which is free with purchase of the new album (you get two entry wristbands with each purchase). Then they’ll be back in September at the end of their tour for two homecoming shows at Bowery Ballroom (9/16) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (9/17), both with Young Magic. Tickets are still available.

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The People’s Temple released new album, touring this fall with Bass Drum of Death (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis

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Lansing, MI band The People’s Temple released Musical Garden earlier this year, which is arguably their best offering to date, mixing their established garage-psych influences with solid musicianship and a very solid batch of songs. There is no shortage of this sort of stuff out there, but these guys do it better than most. You can stream a couple songs from it below.

The band will be on tour this fall, opening for Mississippi rippers Bass Drum of Death, playing NYC’s Santos Party House on October 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The day before that show, The People’s Temple will also do a headline show at Acheron (10/7), openers TBA.

Bass Drum of Death, meanwhile, are due for a new album, having released a single back in January via Innovative Leisure which you can stream below.

Both People’s Temple and Bass Drum of Death have other shows apart from their tour together. All dates for both bands,

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What’s going on Thursday? (Dillinger Escape Plan, La Luz, Wiz Khalifa, Cherry Glazerr, Noothgrush, Miami Dolphins & more)

La Luz at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

La Luz @ MoMA
It’s hard enough to get a 21+ crowd to dance at a rock show, let alone on a Sunday night. But Seattle’s surfy La Luz not only had folks dancing, but dancing down a makeshift aisle in the middle Mercury Lounge when we saw them last year. This band is fun. Tonight’s show — their only NYC show — is part of the MoMA Nights series. Free with museum entry.

Jose Gonzalez, yMusic @ Damrosch Bandshell
Part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, this free show is a collaboration between Swedish guitar dreamweaver Jose Gonzalez and the yMusic ensemble.

Miami Dolphins, Advaeta, Killer Bob, Semi Femme @ Death By Audio
Hailing from Minneapolis, and having nothing to do with a certain sports team, The Miami Dolphins either sound like a nervous breakdown or a kindergarten class on an extreme sugar high. In a good way…we’ll see tonight. Opening is the double-bass attack of gothy trio Semi Femme.

Juan Wauters, Cassie Ramone, Las Rosas @ Glasslands
Whether with the Beets or on his own, Juan Wauters makes idiosyncratic ’60s folk-pop, usually with added visual flair from collaborator Matthew Volz. The rest of this bill is strong too with former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone and the beachy psych of Las Rosas.

Dillinger Escape Plan, Torrential Downpour, Mothership, Meek is Murder @ Saint Vitus
Before DEP head out on their huge tour with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, they’ll take over Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus, not only a smaller place than anywhere they’ll hit on the NIN/SG tour, but a small room for them in general. Tickets were only $ 5 and needless to say, they went right away. Local-ish openers Torrential Downpour and Meek Is Murder both have a tech-y sound that fits right in with DEP, so this one should be fun all around.

Trippy Turtle, Obey City @ Glasslands
Both producers on this bill have palled around with Cashmere Cat, and while neither is as big as him yet, it doesn’t seem unlikely that they’ll be able to get a party started the way he does.

Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, IAMSU, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama @ Jones Beach
Wiz Khalifa is doing his ‘Under the Influence of Music’ tour again this year, and tonight’s the first of two NYC-area dates. He’s got 2000s dirty south star Jeezy with him, and the rest of the lineup is made up of young, rising rappers, a few of whom seem like they’ll be much bigger this time next year.

Cherry Glazerr, GYMSHORTS @ Mercury Lounge
LA high school trio Cherry Glazerr released their debut album, Haxel Princess, this spring on notoriously party-friendly Burger Records. It’s glitter-dappled, punky pop that’s not scared to throw attitude or a Big Riff in your face.

Public Access TV @ Mercury Lounge
Called “New York’s Best New Band” by NME before they’d even played a show, PATV is fronted by onetime Be Your Own Pet member John Eatherly. Hype aside, he does know his way around a hook and PATV’s guitar pop seems directly descended from Phoenix and The Strokes, with a little hyperactive 1979 new wave in there too. We’re curious, and this midnight show is FREE.

EULA, Big Ups, Pile, Courtship Ritual @ Palisades
Monica Salazar’s voice and Jared Olmstead’s liquid bass fuel duo Courtship Ritual’s dark, mossy sound. Their debut album just came out on in-tune label GODMODE.

Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Robot Death Cult, Hallow Bush, Nonhorse @ Silent Barn
This is the final night of the high-concept, six-Brooklyn-venues-in-six-nights “Bushwick Small World Tour” headlined by the Black Dice noisemaker.

Noothgrush, Trenchgrinder, Uniform @ Union Pool
Noothgrush put out high quality sludge for most of the ’90s, before going on their initial hiatus in 2001. The band have been active again for a while now, most recently releasing a covers LP that took on Pink Floyd, Celtic Frost, Duran Duran and more. Tonight’s their first of two NYC shows this week and features good local support from death thrashers Trenchgrinder and noise duo Uniform.

Overlake, Natural Stranger, Ghost Punch @ Cameo Gallery
Jersey City residents Tom Barrett and Lysa Opfer met while playing in other bands and bonded over a shared love of ’80s/’90s indie rock. This friendship soon led to a musical collaboration and Overlake were born. While the influences are apparent, Barrett and Opfer take a different path with them, and their vocal interplay really makes things appealing.

Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, Lafawandah, Sadaf @ Baby’s All Right
Fans of murky, UNO-style rap (Le1f, Mykki Blanco, etc) should find a lot to dig at this show, including Junglepussy who we recently profiled.

Dave Hill, Michelle Wolf, Colin Nissan, Mark Normand, Michelle Buteau @ Littlefield
Comedy/variety show BackFat comes to Littlefield for “Choice Cuts” featuring BV pal Dave Hill, Michelle Wolf (fresh off a ‘New Faces’ slot at Montreal Just for Laughs) and more.

Fort Lean, Tallahassee, The Tony Castles, Strange Pains @ Shea Stadium
Both Fort Lean and The Tony Castles have been quiet lately, so here’s a good chance to catch up on a couple quality local acts.

Avan Lava, Uproot Andy, Cookies @ Rough Trade
Kitchy and over-the-top, Avan Lava set their dancepop phasers on High Camp.

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

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Alvvays share new video, opening for Fucked Up in Canada, Real Estate in the UK, returning to US this fall (dates)

by Bill Pearis

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Canadian band Alvvays were just in NYC, playing a free show at Rough Trade on Monday (7/28, anybody go?). If you missed them — and they’ve played NYC a few times now — you can catch them on tour this fall. They’ll be doing opening runs for Fucked Up in Canada and Real Estate in the UK, then in November, they’ll dip back down into the US for a headlining club tour, including another visit to NYC at Rough Trade on 11/8. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/1) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In other news, Alvvays just released a video for the wistful “Archie, Marry Me,” part of which was filmed out at Coney Island. Watch that, with the list of dates, below…

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Menzingers acoustic, Lawrence Arms’ Brendan Kelly & more playing Red Scare 10th anniversary pre-party in NYC

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
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Chicago punk label Red Scare is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a big hometown show, but ahead of that there will be a pre-party in NYC on September 26 at Knitting Factory. The show will feature an acoustic set from The Menzingers‘ co-lead singers Tom May & Greg Barnett, Lawrence Arms frontman Brendan Kelly, and an acoustic Elway set. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM.

Both The Menzingers and The Lawrence Arms put out new albums this year on Epitaph and have other upcoming dates too. Those dates are listed, with videos from both albums, below…

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