Matmos performing ‘Perfect Lives’ at Issue Project Room (which is closing for renovations at the end of the year)

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Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room will be closing in 2015 for renovations to its Boerum Place theater. One of the final events before it closes will be a special IPR benefit on December 9, featuring electronic duo Matmos performing scenes from Robert Ashley’s groundbreaking television opera Perfect Lives which ran from 1978 – 1983. Tickets are available now for IPR members and will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday (10/22). It’s Matmos’ only show on their schedule. Here’s a little bit more about the performance:

Perfect Lives (1978-83) is Robert Ashley’s opera “about” bank robbery, cocktail lounges, geriatric love, adolescent elopement, et al, in the American Midwest. One of the definitive text-sound compositions of the late 20th century, it has been called a comic opera about reincarnation. Originally commissioned by the Kitchen in the early 80s, Ashley’s Perfect Lives, the opera for television is widely considered the precursor of music-television and a masterpiece of the American vernacular. A Spanish-language adaptation of Perfect Lives, Vidas Perfectas, was commissioned by ISSUE Project Room in 2012 and later staged as part of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

The Matmos performance even takes place just after the Kim Gordon & Loren Connors show at Issue Project Room on 12/3 with Gary War. Tickets for that show go on sale to the general public on Friday (10/24).

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You Blew It!, Spraynard & Puddle Splasher in Hoboken (pics)

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You Blew It! / Spraynard
You Blew It
Spraynard

You Blew It! wrapped up a tour with Citizen last week which hit NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall. That Webster show was one day before the recently reactivated Spraynard came to NJ to open for Lifetime. Then, both You Blew It! and Spraynard teamed up for a show together in NJ at Hoboken’s Stevens Institute of Technology on Thursday (10/16). Quality likeminded support at the show came from NJ locals Puddle Splasher. Pictures of all three are in this post.

Spraynard return to NJ to play one of the Bouncing Souls holiday show afterparties in December. They play the one on Saturday, December 27 at Asbury Lanes with fellow Philly band Cayetana (who also play the official BV CMJ showcase this week). That show starts at 11 PM, and is $ 8 at the door or $ 5 with a Souls ticket.

More pictures from the Hoboken show (you also may notice a few shots of Brian Sella of YBI!’s past tourmates The Front Bottoms in there) below…

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What’s going on Monday? (Tom Vek, Wampire, Free Time, Jimmy Eat World, Dead Congregation, Dads & more)

Wampire @ Bowery Ballroom 2013 (more by Jonathan Bernstein)
Wampire

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

Tom Vek, Future Punx, Doprah @ Baby’s All Right
Tom Vek’s style — jittery, syncopated, danceable postpunk — is as distinctive as his voice, and he hasn’t futzed with it too much over his 10-year career. Having released his third album, Luck, earlier this year he’s over for a few US shows this week. Tonight’s also got Future Punx who are worth

Wampire, Wannabe Jalva, The Peach Kings, Monogem @ Brooklyn Bowl
Portland band Wampire, whose second album was just released, bring a love of late ’70s to their brand of indie rock. Tonight’s show part of this week’s It’s A School Night series, free with RSVP. They’ll be all over CMJ too.

Free Time, The Ocean Party, Shorts, Emma Russack, Ernest Ellis @ Cameo
Australian ex-pats Free Time have a laid-back guitar style not too far off from Real Estate (and are signed to that band’s old label, Underwater Peoples).

Gerard Way, The Eeries @ Irving Plaza
The former My Chemical Romance frontman ditches the gothed-out stadium pop punk of his former band on his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, which instead pulls heavily from ’90s Britpop. Whether or not you were an MCR fan, it’s worth checking out. This is his first of two NYC shows, the other being during CMJ.

Dead Congregation, Mausoleum, Pissgrave, Svart Crown, Immortal Bird @ Saint Vitus
Filthy old-school death metallers Dead Congregation released their sophomore album Promulgation of the Fall, via Profound Lore earlier this year.

Dads, Nai Harvest, Tiny Moving Parts, Chris Gethard, Clam @ Studio at Webster Hall
This triple bill has ’90s-emo lovers Dads, promising UK indie rockers Nai Harvest (who also have two CMJ shows), and the noodly post-hardcore of Tiny Moving Parts. Plus, the always funny Chris Gethard is on board too.

Jimmy Eat World @ The Space at Westbury
While Jimmy Eat World already toured their most classic album (1999′s Clarity) for its tenth anniversary, they’re now on the road giving the 10-years treatment to Futures which was the followup to their mainstream breakthrough and featured stranger moments than you might have expected from post-”The Middle” Jimmy Eat World.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac’s weekly comedy show offers up a special $ 5 edition — guests all a surprise.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, “Thank God for the Jokes,” he continues to hone his craft at these intimate “working it out” shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

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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Best Romanian Chillstep / Ambiental Music 2015 : DASQ – Natural World (original mix)

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Erasure on tour, released a remix, played ACL Live w/ Superhumanoids (pics, stream & dates)

photos by Tim Griffin

Erasure @ ACL Live — 10/18/2014
Erasure & Superhumanoids @ ACL Live - 10/18/2014

Though openers still haven’t been announced for Erasure‘s two big New Year’s shows at Terminal 5 in NYC (tickets), a variety of artists will be alternating as support for the English synthpop duo for the rest of the year. A non-Hare Krishna group called Shelter, a group called Nights, Chad Valley and Superhumanoids are among those sharing the bill with Erasure over the nest two months. The latter are on tour with them now and opened the show last night at ACL Live in Austin. They’ll do the same at the same place tonight (10/10). Pictures from night one are in this post, and continue below with all tour dates and a stream of the new Carter Tutti remix of their new single “Reason”….

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James Blake reveals new song, “Building It Still” (listen)

James Blake at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Jono Bernstein)
James Blake

As you may know, James Blake has been sharing new music during his BBC Radio 1 Residency. He did so again last night and FACT has a radio rip of the song, “Building It Still.” Listen below.

James’ tour with Airhead hits NYC for an intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 1. That went on sale today and not surprisingly sold out instantly.

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King Gizzard share 2nd song from new LP, add more CMJ shows including BV free Friday day party (updated dates)

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Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have a new album on the way, I’m in Your Mind Fuzz, next month via Castle Face and the band recently shared another song off the album. Check out the fairly gentle “Hot Water” (most of the album is in crazy psycho overdrive) along with the previously released “Cellophane,” below.

As mentioned King Gizzard will be in NYC for a whole bunch of CMJ shows, including BrooklynVegan’s free Friday (10/25) day party at Baby’s All Right. Protomartyr are also playing that and the rest of the lineup will be announced very soon (we swear). Here’s their entire CMJ schedule:

WED 10/22 @ Baby’s All Right | CMJ Brooklyn Magazine Party
WED 10/22 @ Knitting Factory | Panache CMJ Showcase (tickets)
FRI 10/24 @ Baby’s All Right (FREE) | CMJ Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
SAT 10/25 @ Pianos (FREE) | Bowery CMJ day Party
SAT 10/25 @ Rough Trade NYC | Austin Psych Fest CMJ Party (tickets)
SUN 10/26 @ Baby’s All Right (FREE) | Panache CMJ Day Party & Hangover Brunch

After CMJ, King Gizzard will open, along with free spirit Connan Mockasin, for Mac DeMarco at Terminal 5 on November 4 (tickets). They’ve got lots more dates on their current tour, and all are listed, along with song streams, below…

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What’s going on Sunday? (Zola Jesus, Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Tyondai Braxton, Arto Lindsay, more)

Zola Jesus at Catalpa Fest 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Zola Jesus

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

Zola Jesus, Martin Rev, Lee Bannon @ Webster Hall
Zola Jesus’ new album Taiga is her first for a bigger label (Mute) and her most accessible, but it’s still the Zola Jesus we know and love. Cool support at this show from Suicide’s Martin Rev and electronic producer Lee Bannon.

Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Slutever, Girlpool, Libbie 2000 @ Silent Barn
This is a cool bill all around with the always-fun Radiator Hospital, Swearin’ singer Allison Crutchfield (playing off her very good solo EP) and two lo-fi LA duos, Slutever and Girlpool.

Tyondai Braxton, Olga Bell, Paul Lansky, Nate Boyce, Daniel Lopatin, Lucky Dragons, Roomful of Teeth, Holly Herndon, more @ MoMA PS1
This is an all-day event called Sound/Source, an “exploration of electroacoustic music in all its forms, featuring collaborations between legends, luminaries, and newcomers as they examine the interplay between human and machine sounds.” Lineup includes former Battles member Tyondai Braxton, current Dirty Projectors member Olga Bell, Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Holly Herndon and more.

Arto Lindsay (Noise Quartet), Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo, Ornament @ Death by Audio
Death by Audio is sadly closing soon, but they’ve been having tons of great shows go down before that. Tonight’s especially cool with no wave pioneer-turned-great experimental composer Arto Lindsay playing with his Noise Quartet.

Filmstrip, Ghost Punch, Enney, Eleanor @ Palisades
Filmstrip have a new LP coming out and the last we heard from it was the single “Waiting On A Train” which wasn’t too far removed from The Men’s punkish country rock. It’s good stuff.

Only Crime, Iron Reagan, Ma Jolie @ Saint Vitus
This show has two bands with impressive lineups: Only Crime (Good Riddance, Converge, Black Flag, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Modern Life Is War, etc) and the heavy thrashers Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, and Darkest Hour). Opening is younger band Ma Jolie who make noodly post-hardcore.

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

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The #1s released LP, playing 2 NYC shows (1 w/ Paul Collins)

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#1s

Dublin’s The #1s (aka The Number Ones) put out their self-titled debut LP over the summer via Deranged Records (once home to Fucked Up and White Lung). The band, who count Angel Olsen tourmate Cian Nugent as a member, write sharp late ’70s-style power pop tunes but deliver with the rawness of ’60s garage rock. If you’re into either of those things, this record should hit right away. Check it out in full, below.

The #1s will be in NYC for two shows that are just around the corner. First, they play Cake Shop on Saturday (10/18) opening for The Paul Collins Beat (Paul’s band The Nerves is likely an influence on The #1s), with Club for Growth and Now People on the bill too. That’s $ 10 at the door to get in. After that, they play Grand Victory on Monday (10/20) as headliners with Miracle Sweepstakes, Henry Schiller and Garcia Peoples opening. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The only other show we’re currently aware of his a Halloween show in Dublin. All dates are listed, with the LP stream and a video, below…

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Porches released a single, add DbA CMJ show, finishing 2-night run @ Baby’s (where Cashmere Cat was added tonight)

Porches with Greta Kline @ Baby’s All Right (via beccaliebert)
Porches

Porches played their first of two nights at Baby’s All Right last night (10/17), part of the the Baby’s ongoing, pre-CMJ one year birthday party. The band were also celebrating their new Terrible Records single which you can pre-order on vinyl and listen to now below. The new song “Forgive” features a guest appearance by Greta Kline who also plays in Porches and leads her own project Frankie Cosmos who opened last night, but switches the order and headlines Baby’s after Porches play tonight (10/18). After Frankie Cosmos, you can catch a set by Cashmere Cat who was added to the venue’s schedule today.

If you can’t make it to Baby’s, Porches also added a Saturday night CMJ show at the soon-closing Death By Audio. The Arbutus/Terrible/JMC Aggregatee showcase also features sets by Tops (who played the even-later show at Baby’s last night), Lydia Ainsworth and Regal Degal. The flyer for that is with the two new Porches songs below…

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