This Week in NYC Shows!

MONDAY

The Kooks, Smoke Signal @ The Bowery Ballroom

Jump Into The Gospel, Your 33 Black Angels, Hospitality (FREE SHOW) 
@ The Rock Shop

Golden Animals, Sky Picnic, Twin Killers @ Cameo Gallery

 

TUESDAY

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players @ Bowery Electric

The Present, People Get Ready, Man Forever (Guitar Quintet) @ Union Pool

 

WEDNESDAY

Sloan, Hotkid @ Bowery Ballroom

Seefeel @ Brooklyn Bowl CANCELED

Greg Laswell, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth and The Catapult) @ City Winery

Hussle Club, Jump Into The Gospel, Fort Lean, The Stationary Set  (FREE)
@ Pianos

Matt & Kim, The Thermals, Autobot (from Flosstradomus) @ Terminal 5

 

THURSDAY

Sloan, Hotkid @ Knitting Factory

Sean Bones, New Moods, Keelay, Popular Music @ Cameo Gallery

ArpLine, Bad Girlfriend, Hard Nips, Huntronik @ Coco66

No Age, HEALTH, Cults, Ceremony @ House of Vans
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I’m Turning Into, Clouder, Quiet Loudly, EULA, Little Racer @ Silent Barn

Josiah Wolf, First Nature, Prussia, ohnomoon @ The Rock Shop

 

FRIDAY

Ceremony, Veins, Give, Wet Witch @ Death by Audio

Memory Tapes, New Moods @ Mercury Lounge

Dinowalrus, Total Slacker, Soft Black, Life Size Maps
@ Monster Island Basement

Lower Dens, Dirty Beaches @ South Street Seaport

The Thermals, Big Troubles, EULA @ The Bell House

NYC Weekly Show Rundown!

Noah and the Whale, Luke Rathborne @ Bowery Ballroom

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

British Sea Power, A Classic Education @ Maxwell’s

The Sounds @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Royksopp @ Webster Hall

Noah and the Whale, Apex Manor @ Bowery Ballroom

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

British Sea Power, A Classic Education @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cheval Sombre, Jump Into The Gospel, Polock, The Lines, Ravens & Chimes @ Piano’s

Atlantic /Pacific @ The Rock Shop

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ (le) poisson rouge

Devotchka, Mariachi El Bronx @ Highline Ballroom

Fujiya & Miyagi, Project Jenny/Project Jan, Body Language @ Santo’s Party House

Polock @ The Rock Shop

The Beets, Beachniks, Las Robertas @ Union Hall

The Damnwells, Harper Blynn (formerly Pete and J), Howard Jennings @ Bowery Ballroom

Devotchka, Mariachi El Bronx @ Highline Ballroom

J Mascis, Kurt Vile, Call Of The Wild @ Mercury Lounge

Alexi Murdoch, Sam Amidon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cold War Kids, No Age, Baths @ Radio City Music Hall

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom

J. Mascis, Kurt Vile, The Violaters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Queens of the Stone Age, Dough Rollers @ Terminal 5

White Out with Thurston Moore @ White Stone

The Drums, Big Trouble, Patrick Cleandenim (DJ Set) @ Tribeca Grand Hotel

 

Weekend Out On The Road

San Francisco- based shoegazin’ trio, Weekend have been described as a band that takes the aggression of punk and filters it through a wall of reverb.

Favorably compared to bands such as No Age, Sonic Youth and Skullflower, the band has already released two sold-out EPs. The band has finished work on their first full length, Sports which is set to be released this upcoming Tuesday,November 9.

Weekend has also released a video from their upcoming album. You can check out “Monday Morning/Monongah, WV” below.

http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/player/DelveMoviePlayer.swf

The band has also announced that they will be taking their up-tempo yet haunting tunes out to the masses. The group will tour with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Young Prisms.

***Tour Dates***

11.09: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11.10: Santa Barbra, CA – SoHo
11.11: San Diego, CA – The Loft UCSD
11.12: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11.14: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11.15: Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
11.17: Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11.18: Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery
11.19: Detroit, MI – The Contemporary Art
11.20: Pittsburgh, PA – Most Wanted Fine Art
11.21: Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
11.22: Allston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub
11:23: Milford, CT – Daniel Street
11.26: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11:27: New York, NY – Cake Shop

 

No Age – ‘Everything In Between’


No Age’s second album for Sub Pop, Everything In Between, builds upon the mastery of their dirty clean sound which traces its antecedents through New York No Wave, Modern Noise, Dream Pop, Hardcore and the kind of adolescent punk which sprung from the ether in LA over the past decade.

Dean Spunt and Randy Randall are musicians using a solid combination of guitar and drum and effects, aiding the normalization of other recent break out two-piece acts such as Japanther, the late and much lamented Death From Above 1979, The Black Keys and Japandroids who use noise in less an abrasive manner than in service to the songs.

This is most apparent on Everything in Between with the excellent “Fever Dreaming” whose distressed and scorched wails are the amazing guitar noises that are half broken robot, half toy keyboard and half screech of tires. Yes, 150% awesome. That’s “Fever Dreaming.”

Though they step out of the expected mold time to time on this album such as with the quiet duet “Chem Trails”, these soft butterflies of chaos are not the songs that you’ll find yourself returning to or adding to party playlists.

Everything in Between isn’t quite a move forward or evolution of the sound No Age has been kicking down stairs since their first compilation Weirdo Rippers. Rather, it’s a lateral move from the excellent Nouns whose combination of minimalist compositions and maximum rock n’ roll got No Age the well-deserved recognition beyond the loft show set.

Frankly speaking, despite the missteps and seemingly out of place songs, Everything In Between contains strong contenders for your year-end Songs of the Year listings while those same growing pains don’t quite coalesce just yet for No Age over all. It’s tempting to hope that this is somewhat of a transitional album and that they are able to once more make the musical leap from the growth demonstrated in Weirdo Rippers to Nouns.

Make no mistake, Everything in Between demands your undivided attention and you would do well to grant it.