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The Juan MacLean

The Juan Maclean, the duo of John MacLean and LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang released new album In A Dream last year.

The group is in the midst of a New York residency, with three shows at Cameo Gallery that took place last week, and three at Union Pool this week, with the first happening tonight, and two more coming Friday and Saturday. Prior to this residency, the group hadn’t played live for six years.

The band has expanded to a four-piece band to re-produce the songs off the album, and each show is supposed to be different than the last, as they work out the new songs. HEIDEMANN will open Fridays show, and Computer Magic on Saturday.

All three of the remaining shows are sold out, but sometimes Union Pool sells some at the door. So best get there early, or call in advance.
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Sufjan Stevens

Tomorrow night Sufjan Stevens makes his live return to New York City for a sold out show at The Beacon Theatre. The show is likely to be one of the best of the entire year, as Sufjan will be playing tracks from his beautiful new album Carrie & Lowell, a likely contender on nearly every best of list this year.

I haven’t seen Sufjan perform live since his performance at Prospect Park in 2011, so it’s been a while. With this album being a return to his stripped-down folk roots, I’m expecting it to be a much different show than the one he presented with the electronic-influenced Age Of Adz.

The show is very much sold out, but there’s always secondary markets. He also plays The Kings Theatre for two nights in a row on May 1 & 2, but something tells me this will be the show to be at.

Diarrhea Planet

If you have yet to see Diarrhea Planet live, you’re doing it wrong. The six-piece Nashville, Tennessee are the definition of what a live rock and roll show should be. One too many guitarists, big guitar riffs, solos galore, and band members climbing parts of the venue that they have no business being near. Every time I see them is a good time.

They make their return to New York City tomorrow night for a sold out performance at Bowery Ballroom, along with Left & Right, and Slonk Donkerson. This is a strong triple bill that will unleash hours of guitar fury on Bowery Ballroom.

Below, check out a live performance of “Kids” from the Pickathon Music Festival, as released as a part of their split 12″ with Those Darlins. Hope to see you tomorrow night.
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Wand

Los Angeles rockers Wand released new album Golem on March 17 via In The Red Records. It’s a heavy-hitting record of sludgy garage-rock goodness.

They’re bringing their tour to New York City for a pair of shows this weekend, with the first coming at Baby’s All Right (they’re at Mercury Lounge on Sunday). I haven’t seen the group live yet, but I have no doubts that the show will be a vicious display of guitar rock goodness. Support will come from BABES and Scully

Tickets for the show are currently still for sale. You can stream the first two singles from Golem below:
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Preview: PRYDA Generate Tour 2015

By Dana Pacifico, January 31st 2015

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Photo by Dana Pacifico

For the second time in 5 months (to the day) Eric Prydz is making a welcomed return to NYC. Performing under the moniker of PRYDA, the Generate Tour is making a stop at Verboten in Brooklyn on February 27th. Differing from Pyrdz’ EPIC 3.0 show, this is in an intimate setting to see the heavy hitting producer. Small clubs being the environment in which he prefers, and thrives in.

With the Generate Tour and the insane Essential Mix alongside protégé Jeremy Olander, 2015 already seems like another groundbreaking and career changing year for Prydz.

If you can’t make it to Verboten, The Generate Tour is making 15 stops across the country. Check out the dates and venues below.

Tour Dates:
2/12 – El Paso, TX – 301
2/13 – Dallas, TX – It’ll Do Club
2/14 – Austin, TX – Vulcan
2/15 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
2/19 – Denver, CO – Beta
2/20 – St. Louis, MO – Lit Nightclub
2/21 – Detroit, MI – Elektricity
2/22 – Toronto, ON – Coda
2/23 – Chicago, IL – The Mid
2/25 – Columbus, OH – Sway
2/26 – Washington, D.C. – Ultra Bar
2/27 – New York, NY – Verboten
2/28 – Montreal, QC – New City Gas
3/12 – San Diego, CA – Bassmnt
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Exchange
3/14 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

 

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Back in April, DJ collective out of Washington D.C., Thievery Corporation, released their most recent studio album titled Saudade. This album took a step back from their politically charged material that came about in Radio Retaliation and brought people back to their familiar bossa nova-esque sounds that captivate.

Tonight Thievery Corporation is kicking off a two-night run at Webster Hall and we are giving away two tickets for tonight’s show. If you’re in the mood to vibe you can enter below in the comments section and a winner will be selected at random. Move fast since the show is this evening. Good Luck!

Preview: Temples at Irving Plaza Tomorrow Night

By Will Oliver, October 26th 2014 — with 1 comment

Temples

It was almost a year ago that I saw Temples make their live debut in NYC at Bowery Ballroom. They’ve done a lot in the time period between that show, releasing a rock solid debut album in Sun Restructured, playing a whole bunch of summer festivals in between their 2014 tour, which also included a return trip to New York to play a free show at Pier 84.

Tomorrow night they return to New York City once again to play their biggest show to date at Irving Plaza. It’s a big moment for the band, and one that you don’t want to miss. We’ll have coverage of the show coming up, but if you want to join us, go ahead and grab tickets, there’s still some on sale.
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Preview: Iceage at Bowery Ballroom Tonight

By Will Oliver, October 12th 2014

Iceage

Tonight Copenhagen group Iceage will play Bowery Ballroom, in support of their new album Plowing Into The Field Of Love. The album shows a great deal of growth for the group, who have come quite a way since the brash hard-hitting nature of their debut.

Tickets for the performance tonight are still on sale, and feature opening sets from Helm, Blues Control, and Shells. There are certainly worst ways to spend a Sunday night this fall.
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Preview: RÜFÜS DU SOL

By Dana Pacifico, October 8th 2014

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Australian electronic dance band RÜFÜS DU SOL have officially begun their second North American Tour in support of their latest LP Atlas.

Tomorrow night they revisit NYC venue Highline Ballroom, and on Friday bring all the vibes to Verboten in Brooklyn. A guaranteed amazing show for those of you who love the dance music coming out of Australia, it is sure to be a real treat.

As someone whose been listening to RÜFÜS DU SOL since 2011 I am excited to finally get the chance to see their live performance. They have quite the knack of mixing those euphoric Australian beats with this beautiful dark undertone. Perfect for getting ready for a wild night out or trying to wind down after a stressful day.

Tickets are still on sale, so do not miss out! For Highline Ballroom on 10/9 you can click here, and for Verboten on 10/10 you can click here.

Foxygen

Next week Foxygen will return with their new epic 24-tack 84-minute album …And Star Power. It’s an epic release, and one that will surely bring thrilling performances to their current U.S. tour.

Tomorrow night they make their return New York to play a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It’s the first night of two-night celebration, which also brings them to Webster Hall on Thursday night.

I’m excited to see what Foxygen’s new revamped lineup and direction means for their live show, something that will undoubtly brings feelings of the past and present to one delightful whole.

Tickets are sold out for MHOW tomorrow (there’s always stubhub) but Webster Hall is still on sale.





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