Barclays Center Opens In Brooklyn | New York Music News

Welcome to Brooklyn?

D-Day is finally upon us.  We’ve been hearing for years about the benefits and burdens that the Barclays Center would impose on Brooklyn.  And, tonight, we will see who was right all along.  We’re hopeful that the good will outweigh the bad, because if the nay-sayers predictions transpire, we’re all doomed.  We still have to live here.

Today’s biggest worry:  TRAFFIC.  Will Jay-Z’s opening night performance result in even more gridlock at the notoriously painful Atlantic Ave/Flatbush Ave intersection?  That remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely that things will go off without a hitch.

Even still, police and soldiers (really!) are maintaining a presence just in case.  A few protesters, angry over what the opening of the Barclays Center means for the Brooklyn vibe, came out today to show their lack of support.

And just what will the Barclays Center do for or the Nabe?  Jobs?  Maybe.  Hooters?  Maybe.  But concerns over the rumored Hooters and like establishments probably stem less from outrage over big-breasted waitresses glistening with sweat and hot sauce and more from the worry that Brooklyn is just becoming another Manhattan.  Or worse.

Either way, this train has left the station, and we’re all on board whether we like it or not.

 

 

 

 

 

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WIN WIN’s Last Residency Show at Piano’s | New York Music News Highlight

We shed a tear as WIN WIN finished out their September residency at Piano’s last night.  The trio — Spank Rock producer XXXChange, Chris Devlin of Devlin & Darko, and video artist Ghostdad — create the perfect storm of electronic pop.  Foudroyant sounds and superposed visuals drip down your spinal cord, inducing euphoria that makes you want to both dance and lay on your back and drift off like Samuel Taylor Coleridge on his way to Xanadu.  Either way, it’s WIN WIN.

The Band is releasing their new album, Double Vision, on Vice October 16.  Stay tuned upcoming  for info on shows.
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Sit back, light one up, and take a listen to “AFTER THE WAIT ” off the new album Double Vision out on Vice October 16, 2012.

 

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Diamond Rings At Webster Hall | New York Music News Highlight

Diamond Rings performing “Runaway Love” on KCRW

DIAMOND RINGS FALL TOUR DATES W/ STARS
9/20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
9/21 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9/22 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
9/25 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
9/27 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
9/28 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
9/29 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10/2 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
10/3 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater
10/4 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/5 St. Louis, MO Plush
10/6 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
10/9 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
10/10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
10/11 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
10/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs
10/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
10/17 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/18 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre
10/19 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

DIAMOND RINGS HEADLINING TOUR DATES
10/14 Austin, TX The Mohawk
10/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
10/27 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
10/28 Madison, WI The Frequency
11/1 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
11/2 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/4 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
11/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11/15 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
**More dates to be announced soon!
**10/14 Austin, TX date is an official Austin City Limits after-show

2012, New York Music News

Stars At Webster Hall | New York Music News Highlights

Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It

FALL TOUR DATES
9/22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
9/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/25 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
9/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
9/29 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/3 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/5 – St. Louis, MO – Plush
10/6 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/9 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/11 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
10/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
10/13 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits *
10/17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/7 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
11/8 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
11/9 – Victoria, BC – Save on Centre # *
11/10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena # *
11/12 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place # *
11/14 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral # *
11/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place # *
11/17 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre # *
11/19 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre # *
11/23 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre # *
11/24 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre # *

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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Return to NYC 10/24-10/25 | New York Music News

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister will be returning to NYC on Wednesday, October 24th at The Mercury Lounge (9pm) and Thursday, October 25th at The Knitting Factory (9pm). The band signed to Park the Van Records for the 2013 release of their debut LP, Nobody Dances in this Town, and are embarking on a 7-week long nationwide tour behind the album, including a performance at Austin City Limits. 

 

Featuring sibling vocalists and a tap dancing drummer, HMBSMS is a hearty combination of folk, glam rock, blues, the theatrics of cabaret, and the hip shake of rock-a-billy. Brother and sister Robert (guitar/kick drum) and Rachel Kolar (tambourine) split vocal duties, Lauren Brown adds full-body percussion with simultaneous drumming and tap-dancing, Oliver Newell plucks the stand up bass and Aaron Robinson plays lead guitar on a lap slide. In the past year, the band has played 150+ live performances with near-capacity crowds in 16 major US cities, including a sold-out show at the Knitting Factory this past January, and have shared the stage with Neko Case, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Charles Bradley, The Blow, Local Natives, Dawes, Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, and many others.

Fort Lean To Release Change Your Name EP On October 30th | New York Music News

Fort Lean To Release Change Your Name EP On October 30th

Psychedelic new video for “Sunsick”

Fort Lean – “Sunsick” Video from stereogum on Vimeo.

 

Brooklyn-based quintet Fort Lean are excited to announce that they will release a 5-song digital EP titledChange Your Name on October 30th,which was produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly. This new EP finds Fort Lean exploring and expanding on the sound they established in their debut recordings, touching on stylistic ground from power-pop and soul to ’70s rock.

Anchored by the powerful vocal delivery of singer Keenan Mitchell, these new songs mark a more confident and fully formed sound for the band. While the first recordings were done in the span of just a few days, these new songs were given ample time to grow and develop under the guidance of Wimberly. Wimberly’s influence expanded the band’s scope, resulting in a richer and more nuanced sound, with clearer, crisper details incorporated into their signature high-energy approach. With material for a full-length already in the works, Change Your Name represents a large and significant step forward in the progression of Fort Lean’s journey.

Fort Lean has been widely lauded for their passionate and engaging live shows, which they spent the summer perfecting while on tour with Bear Hands and Passion Pit. New York Times noted after a show last year, “Keenan Mitchell, has a huge, glorious voice – washed out but not sleazy, embodying hope and triumph. He’s a classic romantic, and time and again during this show, he appeared as if he might burst.” This fall, fans can check out their big, powerful live performances, as they hit East Coast cities opening up for Yellow Ostrich. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

Change Your Name is the follow up to Fort Lean’s critically acclaimed eponymous 2011 EP and 2012 7″ single, Sunsick, which were hailed for their mature, gritty sound and tightly structured rock ‘n roll gems. “Their indie rock is sleeves-rolled-up, no-nonsense jukebox fare, anchored by wild-maned frontguy Keenan Mitchell’s massive, vein-popping vocals,” hailed SPIN, while NYLON declared, “It’s selfish, we know, but once we got a taste of what they’re capable of from their self-titled EP, we’re dying for more of their grunge-sun sound.” Stereogum has praised their “clean power-pop” that “few can match,” and NME was wowed by their “moody, atmospheric brand of space rock, helped by their singer’s dramatic and uber-confident voice.”

 

Change Your Name Tracklisting:

1. All The Lights

2. The Mall

3. Envious

4. Do You Remember

Tour Dates:

10/26/12 – Philadelphia PA – Kungfu Necktie w/ Yellow Ostrich

10/27/12 – Washington DC – Black Cat w/ Yellow Ostrich

10/28/12 – Raleigh NC – King’s Barcade w/ Yellow Ostrich

10/29/12 – Athens GA – Caledonia Lounge w/ Yellow Ostrich

11/1/12 – Brooklyn NY – Glasslands (EP Release Show

2012, New York Music News