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What's going on Thanksgiving Thursday? (not much)
Nov 26, 2014 11:05pm | Brooklyn Vegan

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

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade @ Thanksgiving Day Parade Grounds
It's your annual chance to brave the crowds at this Thanksgiving tradition, or maybe just watch your couch as you're nursing your Thanksgiving Eve hangover (or maybe not at all). This year's musical performers include KISS, Sting, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more.

Jonathan Toubin @ Daddy's
There's really not much in the way of live music on Thanksgiving night, but masterful DJ Jonathan Toubin will be partying it up this holiday evening "with a supreme cast of secret guest djs from around the world" at Daddy's in Brooklyn (435 Graham Ave). The fun goes from 10 PM to 4 AM.

Le Rug, Caddywhompus, The Due Diligence, Jack Donovan @ Baby's All Right
If you gotta go see live music tonight -- and some of us are like that -- Baby's actually has a pretty good lineup tonight featuring headliners Le Rug who make whacked-out hyperspazzy indie pop. You can stream their Dead in a Hole EP below. $5 for this one.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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Birdman, Big Sean, Jim Jones, Ludacris and more share the Thanksgiving spirit
Nov 26, 2014 7:02pm | Fact Magazine

This week is Thanksgiving in the United States so you know what that means  rappers giving away turkeys.

A bunch of hip-hop artists have been pictured giving back to their community, handing out turkeys ahead of the annual holiday. Atlanta rapper T.I. was in Stone Mountain, Georgia, to help out the Wade Walker Family YMCA whilst fellow ATL rapper Ludacris was pictured at the Utopian Academy for the Arts in Riverdale, Georgia, handing out turkeys for his Ludacris Foundation Giving Season Program.

Dipset’s Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey were spotted doing their bit in Harlem whilst Birdman’s 19th annual turkey giveaway took place in both New Orleans and Atlanta. The Cash Money boss has reportedly given away almost 50,000 turkeys over the last two decades.

Big Sean helped his nonprofit Sean Anderson Foundation hand out birds at a Detroit high school earlier in the week whilst in California, Snoop Dogg was giving away turkeys alongside the mayor of Inglewood. MC Hammer was also spotted helping out at the Oakland Food Pantry.

You can view the pictures below. [via Billboard]



Wild Beasts at the O2 Arena in London
Nov 26, 2014 5:45pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The Kendal quartet play a support slot for The National in London. Jason Williamson provides the pictures.>

Run The Jewels trailer catches fire, forces them to cancel Montreal show
Nov 26, 2014 5:00pm | Fact Magazine

The duo have endured a disastrous few days.

Run the Jewels’ El-P has announced that a tour bus breakdown and a fire in the group’s merchandise trailer took place overnight, forcing the pair to postpone their concert in Montreal. El-P reported that the group were on their way from Detroit to Toronto when the incident occurred.

Run The Jewels have been forced to postpone tomorrow’s (November 27) performance in Montreal, with El-P tweeting “we will work hard to reschedule a Montreal show for as soon as we can.” Run The Jewels’ performance in Toronto this evening is scheduled to go ahead as planned, with El-P and Killer Mike flying to the city instead.

It’s been a difficult week for the duo - the pair reported troubles with their touring van earlier in the week, which almost forced them to cancel Monday’s show in St. Louis. Run The Jewels eventually made it to the venue, with Killer Mike delivering a heartfelt speech concerning the Ferguson grand jury’s decision.

Both El-P and Killer Mike shared footage of the flaming wreck on Instagram, which you can see here and here. [via Exclaim]


Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes You Only Live Once With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC
Nov 26, 2014 4:18pm | StereoGum

Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes’ radio show a few months back. During last night’s concert, Hynes came out on stage during the Voidz set and performed the Strokes’ track “You Only Live Once” with the band. Watch video of that below.

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Evian Christ, Lawrence English, Suicideyear and more added to Berlins CTM Festival
Nov 26, 2014 4:01pm | Fact Magazine

The Berlin festival returns for its 16th edition next year.

CTM 2015 will take place from January 23 to February 1 at various venues across Berling. Subtitled “Un Tune,” the festival promises to “engage with the direct bodily effects of frequencies, sound, and music, as well as these phenomenas synergistic effects with other sensory stimuli.”

To do that, they’ve added Carter Tutti Void, Evian Christ, Yung Lean and the Sad Boys, Suicideyear, Lawrence English and Prostitutes to a program that already includes Craig Leon, Simian Mobile Disco, Peder Mannerfelt and more.

For tickets and more information, visit the CTM website.


The National at Londons O2 Arena
Nov 26, 2014 4:00pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The prolific Brooklyn-based indie five-piece play the final show of their Trouble Will Find Me tour at the south-east London arena. Jason Williamson shoots.>

Questlove And Chris Rock Talk Black Bar Mitzvah Music, Joe Jackson, & The Top Five Soundtrack
Nov 26, 2014 3:51pm | StereoGum

Chris Rock’s new film Top Five — which was produced by Kanye and Jay Z — hits theaters next month. Questlove served as the movie’s music producer, and The New York Times sat down for a talk with both of them behind the scenes of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. They had a fascinating conversation: Questlove recalls a recent experience when he was hired to DJ a black bar mitzvah and was unprepared (“I had nothing but 5 Seconds of Summer and Taylor Swift, and I had to scrap everything and get clean Nicki, clean Wayne, clean Drake,” he says), they discuss their relationship with their fathers in relation to Joe Jackson, and talk about whether or not black films like Top Five can be made within the current studio system anymore. (Top Five was made independently and picked up by Paramount after a good run at the Toronto Film Festival.) Read the whole talk here — it’s well worth it.

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Song : Blooms : Guilty (prod. by Kobina)
Nov 26, 2014 3:48pm | My Old Kentucky Blog

Irish born and London-based siren Louise Cunnane, who uses the moniker Blooms, proved herself to be an artist with potential mass appeal earlier this year with her lustful debut EP, If. It appears that she is looking to build upon her notoriety from this year going into 2015 with fantastic new song “Guilty”. Produced by Kobina and originally slated to be on her debut EP, she is instead offering it up as a one off ahead of her first headline show. The foundation is layed out with brooding, almost ominous instrumentation allowing Cunnane to really lay down some restrained, yet powerful vocals from the shadows. Stream below.


Julian Casablancas + The Voidz played Hammerstein, did a Strokes song w/ Dev Hynes (pics, video, setlist)
Nov 26, 2014 3:34pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Julian / Blood Orange (via Jeanette Diaz)

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz brought their tour to the Strokes frontman's former hometown of NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (11/25) in support of their zany debut album, Tyranny. While Julian's most known (and most loved) for his Velvet Underground/Television-inspired leather jacket rockers, and has since also ventured into synth pop and new wave, his new album with The Voidz has him making weirdo out-there psychedelic pop that has more in common with Ariel Pink than Lou Reed. They played most of the album, but did dip into Julian's solo career for "River of Brakelights" and into The Strokes' catalog for two off 2005's First Impressions of Earth, "Ize of the World" and "You Only Live Once," the latter of which saw Dev Hynes joining the band on vocals (video below).

Dev also opened the show with his Blood Orange project, and was sporting a shirt emblazoned with "BLACK LIVES MATTER," the hashtag that's been trending since the Ferguson case ruling was announced. Julian mentioned Ferguson on stage too, and after the show Dev took to Twitter to reflect:

Tonight I got to sing with a hero onstage in the city I love on a day I woke up alive and well. This is luck. It's all luck. We are told that our lives don't matter. Daily. Not just in situations like this that bring it to light. Let's look ...

Song : Young Ejecta : Your Planet (NSFW Artwork)
Nov 26, 2014 3:14pm | My Old Kentucky Blog

Young Ejecta’s new LP, The Planet, is one we are looking forward to going into 2015. It is scheduled for release on January 27th through member Joel Ford’s Driftless Recordings. From it, we have already heard the beautiful “Welcome To Love”, now we get the bouncy Italo-disco track “Your Planet” found below. The song is joyous in delivery and one to dance away all your stress to from start to finish. Leanne Macomber says about the inspiration of the song:

“I wrote ‘Your Planet’ for my dear friend Josiah who died when we were just shy of 21. Josiah remains one of the most incredible people to have ever walked this planet. My fantasy is that he now has his own world and that when he looks back to earth he remembers me and knows how much I love him.”

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Mudhoneys Guy Maddison Discusses His Day Job As A Registered Nurse
Nov 26, 2014 3:06pm | StereoGum

Mudhoney have been around for over two decades and released nine albums, but that doesn’t mean the whole band can (or wants to) quit their day jobs. Bassist Guy Maddison — who has been with the band since 2001 — works as a registered nurse and splits his time between that and playing with the band. In a new interview with University Of Washington’s NewsBeat publication, he sheds some light on how he juggles his two jobs. “For me, music is more of an area of fun and entertainment,” he explains. “Nursing fills a different space; it is a career. My time in Mudhoney is a very extensive and elaborate hobby. I think the other guys would say the same thing.”

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Future Islands' share BadBadNotGood rework of "Seasons" ++ more pics from DbA farewell
Nov 26, 2014 3:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Alex Olsen

Future Islands @ Death by Audio last week

Future Islands's "Seasons" topped NME's Tracks of 2014 list and will likely be on others before best-of list season is over. The band just released a "reinterpretation" of the song by avant-jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, who turn it into a '70s-style soul/funk jam. That band's bassist, Chester Hansen, talks a little about what they did with "Seasons":

We all love the original version of the song, and we were honored to have the opportunity to try and remix it. We heard Sam's isolated singing and realized how soulful and emotive it was and what seemed to sound the best was re-harmonizing the chords and taking it in a soul direction. We came up with a slow groove for the verse that let the vocals breathe, and played the chorus double time to make it more powerful. After we laid down the rhythm track, we overdubbed guitar, keys and a bunch of other parts to fill it out. We're very proud of it and so excited to share it with everyone.
You can stream BADBADNOTGOOD's "Seasons" remix below and you can download it from Amazon today for free.

Future Islands were one of the many bands who said goodbye to Death by Audio last week, playing last Tuesday (11/18) with The Immaculates (with Tim Harrington on one song), DJ Dog Dick and Adam Schatz & The Farewell to Deat...


Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow
Nov 26, 2014 2:39pm | StereoGum

(Most of) Wu-Tang Clan performed on Letterman last night and they’ve followed that up by releasing the title track from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow. The track samples the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and Teddy Pendergrass collaboration “Wake Up Everybody.” It follows a long string of singles that have included “Ron O’Neal,” “Ruckus In B Minor,” and “Necklace.” Listen below.

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The Adventures of Danny and Mike discuss Deep Dish Dodgeball listen
Nov 26, 2014 2:20pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Back in October, Danny Tamberelli and Michael C. Maronna stopped by Chicago to record another episode of their podcast, The Adventures of Danny and Mike. The live recording took place at Lincoln Hall, as part of our celebration of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which also featured a headlining performance by the show’s house band, Polaris.

Tamberelli, Maronna, and engineer Jeremy Balon are joined by comedian Candy Lawrence. Together, they discuss their adventure in the Windy City, which included deep dish “slices” at Pequods Pizza and a game of dodgeball between The A.V. Club and yours truly. (Spoiler alert: We lost.) So, if you couldn’t make it out on that legendary day in October, consider this your lucky day.

Stream the episode below and stay tuned for more adventures by subscribing here.

https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/taodam-13-main.mp3
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