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What's going on Saturday? (Yo La Tengo, Mew, Drinks, Deaf Wish, Other Lives, Dillinger Four, Electric Six & more)
Oct 9, 2015 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House (more by PSquared)

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

Yo La Tengo, Nick Lowe @ Kings Theatre
This is a special tour for Yo La Tengo, playing as a four piece with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar but otherwise going mostly acoustic. Making things Kings Theatre show extra extra special: an opening set from the great Nick Lowe.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Steely Dan are back for another multi-night run at Beacon Theatre and each night is a different theme. Tonight it's 1976's The Royal Scam in full, plus a set of hits.

Drinks (Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley), Droor, Big Search @ Baby's All Right
Cate Le Bon played guitar in White Fence last year and she and frontman Tim Presley began writing songs together. It's probably the strangest album either have made.

Dillinger Four, Night Birds, Big Eyes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Melodic punk greats Dillinger Four haven't played NYC in years, so it's exciting that they're finally returning this weekend for two shows. Both have killer like-minded openers too. Sold out.

Red Fang, Whores, Wild Throne @ Palisades
This is a good bill all around of heavy rock, with the stoner-y Red Fang, the noisy Whores, and the proggy Wild Throne.

Mew, The Dodos @ Webster Hall
Mew put out their firs...

Ryan Adams announce physical release of 1989 covers album
Oct 9, 2015 7:35pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Father John Misty may have been trolling with his covers of Taylor Swift’s 1989, but Ryan Adams certainly was not. Following last month’s digital release, Adams has now announced plans for CD and vinyl configurations of his covers album.

The CD version of Adams’ 1989 will be available beginning October 30th, while the vinyl will surface just in time for Christmas on December 18th (hi, Mom!). Pre-orders are now ongoing via Pax-Am Records’ website.

In case you missed it, read Dan Caffrey’s review of Adams’ album, and watch revisit his performance of “Bad Blood” on The Daily Show below.

Fred Durst Is Taking His Talents To Crimea
Oct 9, 2015 5:52pm | StereoGum
Russia is home to some truly outstanding metal bands, but those bands are mostly kind of pastoral and isolated and artful -- none of them roll like this. Nope, IMO if there's any one group that truly deserves the title "The Vladimir Putin Of Metal," that band would have to be Florida's own … More »

Olga Bell releasing 'Incitation,' playing National Sawdust this weekend before European tour (dates, stream)
Oct 9, 2015 5:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Olga Bell, who is a current Dirty Projector, a maker of Russian song cycles and more, will release the Incitation EP next week (10/16) on One Little Indian. The title track is the kind of eccentric, polyrhythmic art pop that you might expect someone who hangs around with Dave Longstreth to make, and Olga of course gives it her unique flavor. Listen below.

Olga is heading to Europe with Son Lux later this month, but before she leaves she'll play a Brooklyn show this weekend. It's at new Williamsburg venue National Sawdust on Saturday (10/10). Also on the bill is an improvisational set from violinists Mari Kimura & Jon Rose and DJ sets from Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy and Tri Angle Records' Robin Carolan. Tickets are on sale.

All dates are listed below...

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Stream Lushes Service Industry (Stereogum Premiere)
Oct 9, 2015 4:51pm | StereoGum
The Brooklyn duo Lushes are not a post-rock band in the popular sense of the term. They don

Shut Up, Dude: This Week
Oct 9, 2015 4:23pm | StereoGum
Big day for James Murphy fans on Thursday as Music Twitter was losing its edge shit over LCD Soundsystem reunion rumors. Billboard and CoS say this is happening; P4K, EW, and Rolling Stone say nah. It got heated! DFA is adamant there will be no festival shows unless Murphy is … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Oct 9, 2015 4:18pm | StereoGum
As I'm writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is "No Words," from the culty rapper Hopsin. It's snide, sneery satire of Auto-Tuned Atlanta codeine rap, and its whole idea is that rappers who work that style don't speak actual words. This, of course, means that people who like rap like … More »

Lilys repressing 'Eccsame The Photon Band' on vinyl; Brooklyn shows are this weekend
Oct 9, 2015 3:21pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Kurt Heasley has reactivated Lilys for two special Brooklyn shows this weekend at Baby's All Right which will focus on the band's early-'90s dreampop material. With help former Lily Don Devore (who's currently of Sick Feeling), the assembled band includes members of MGMT, Ducktails, The Sea & Cake and we hear there might be some surprise guests, too. Tonight's late show at Baby's is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Sunday's show (10/11). Says Heasley of this weekend, "We are giving our best to life, hopefully leaving this place a little more beautiful."

In other news, Lilys' classic (ahead of its time, really) 1994 album Eccsame The Photon Band is getting a vinyl reissue via Frontier Records. It's out October 30 (pre-orders are available) but will be at the merch table this weekend for those going to these shows. You can stream the album below.

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Watch Grimes
Oct 9, 2015 3:16pm | StereoGum
Sometimes Grimes gets frustrated with the media for aggregating what she posts on her Tumblr, but in this case hopefully she appreciates the signal boost. She's been extremely vocal about the importance of the upcoming election in Canada, and today she shared a video once again highlighting the issue: … More »

Synth veteran Charles Cohen charged in child sex case
Oct 9, 2015 3:15pm | Fact Magazine

UPDATE: Rabih Beaini of Morphine Records (the label that released Cohen’s new album) has released a statement expressing his shock from the news.

Below you can find a screencap of his statement that was sent to us via Twitter. Cohen was scheduled to perform with Beaini at Unsound Festival next week.

The artist is currently in custody with bail held at $100,000.

Synthesizer pioneer Charles Cohen appeared in headlines earlier this year when he announced his first album since 1988, now he’s appeared again for more disturbing reasons. Cohen was arrested in his home city of Philadelphia on September 28 and charged with criminal attempt of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility, as Philly Mag points out.

Cohen was part of a sting operation that began when he posted an ad on Craigslist and agreed to meet with a police detective posing as a 14-year-old boy. After scheduling an agreed time to meet for sex, Cohen was arrested. His preliminary hearing will be held October 13. Cohen is considered a pioneer of the rare and unique Buchla Music Easel synthesizer. Watch him perform on it below.


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Seoul on tour with Young Ejecta, got remixed by Baile (dates, streams ++ win tix to NYC show this weekend)
Oct 9, 2015 2:39pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Montreal synthpop act Seoul are currently on tour and will be in NYC on Saturday (10/10) at Rough Trade with tourmates Young Ejecta, as well as Lightning Bug. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details, and the list of all remaining tour dates, below.

Meanwhile, Seoul have handed over their single "The Line" to NYC producer Baile who takes the bouncy original and chills it down to late night comedown territory. The remix premieres in this post and you can stream it, along with the original, below.

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Stream Gun Outfit Dream All Over
Oct 9, 2015 2:26pm | StereoGum
Formerly of Olympia, country dream-punkers Gun Outfit have relocated to Los Angeles and signed to North Carloina folklore purveyors Paradise of Bachelors. Their fourth album Dream All Over followed suit, leaning even further into dusty transcendence and languid Americana. Still, no matter how soothing these melodies get, nothing will ever strip them of their … More »

Blessed State releasing a new EP, 'Slipstream' (stream it)
Oct 9, 2015 2:17pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Fuzzed-out Western Massachusetts punks Blessed State are back with a new EP called Slipstream, which we're premiering in its entirety. Slipstream is the follow-up to last year's Head Space, and its out October 16.

Blessed State have always drawn from the styles of late '80s and early '90s alternative rock, and on Slipstream, they have softened up some of the edges of their caustic sound. The 4-song EP is crunchier, cleaner, and hookier than Head Space, sounding a bit more Dinosaur Jr. than Husker Du. The vocals are no longer screamed, and there are enough catchy fuzz-bombs here to give MA neighbors California X a run for their money. And call me crazy, but I detect a bit of My Bloody Valentine worship on the heavy, forward-driving final song "Seconds." You can stream the whole thing below.

Blessed State are playing a few shows behind the new EP, including a release show in their hometown of Northampton with Left & Right, Gay Mayor and Dirt Devil, and another Western MA show with the excellent Boston hardcore band Boston Strangler.

You can preorder Slipstream, either digitally or on cassette, here. Stream the EP and check out Blessed State tour dates below...

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Oct 9, 2015 2:04pm | StereoGum
Deerhunter's new album, Fading Frontier, comes out next week, so Bradford Cox has been making the press rounds. His latest was a particularly amusing interview with The Observer, and things get started on the right foot with this choice exchange: … More »

pics: The Field and Heathered Pearls @ Baby's All Right
Oct 9, 2015 1:59pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman

The Field / Heathered Pearls @ Baby's All Right 10/7/2015

Swedish electronic musician The Field stopped in NYC ahead of this weekend's III Points Fest in Miami to play a packed, sweaty show at Baby's on Wednesday (10/7). Brooklyn's Heathered Pearls, who released new album Body Complex back in August, played a long set for an opener -- nearly an hour and a half -- that included two women carefully painting of a bouquet of flowers. After that The Field (aka Axel Willner) took the stage in front of the enthusiastic sold-out crowd who weathered the heat. Did you go? Check out more photos of The Field and Heathered Pearls below.

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