What an Awesome Week We Have Ahead of Us!
Your Weekly Bulletin is here!
MON — Brooklyn Army Terminal — 6PM to 12PM
Creative Time, the team behind spectacular, large-scale public works like Kara Walker’s sugar sphinx and the recent Fly by Night at the Navy Yard, is back with this experiential, election-themed haunted house from artist Pedro Reyes. Expect terrifying provocations on themes like climate change, government surveillance, and gun violence. The show runs until November 6th, so you’ve got a few days left to make it!
MON — Manhattan Inn — 8:30PM
It’s going to take more than the space provided here to sum up the ideas and talent of NYC’s Xander Duell, who has fused decades’ worth of nuance into these thirteen songs. You’re going to love this.
TUE — Irving Plaza — 7PM
What is now regarded as one of the UK’s most innovative bands began as nothing more than a few guys ripping off The Byrds. Primal Scream began working with some of the figures from the blossoming house music scene in creating an album that arguably turned the tide for all of indie rock for all time. The evolution of Primal Scream has been entirely overseen through the years by no one other than Gillespie, as he remains the sole original member in the band’s ever-fluctuating roster. Go to this show. You won’t regret it.
TUE — Baby’s All Right — 7PM
Blaenavon is currently on a tour of their home country, culminating with their biggest headline show to date, set for October 14th at London’s Scala. The trio’s live shows have earned great ecstatic praise from the music press in recent months, with The Line of Best Fit applauding their “growth, intelligent writing and emphatic performance,” adding, “the only safe bet would be on their success.”
TUE — Terminal 5 — 7PM
Question: just how do you go about trying to match an album as peerless, wholly immersive, and as widely acclaimed and adored as Daughter’s 2013 debut ‘If You Leave?’ Simple: up the ante on every level. Building on that record’s gloriously dark intensity and wracked emotion, ‘Not To Disappear,’ the new full-length release from the London-based trio — singer/guitarist Elena Tonra, guitarist/producer Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella — is a mighty declaration of intent. Profoundly ruminative and lugubrious, bold and direct, it’s arguably even more assertive and compelling than its much-lauded predecessor. This show is not one to miss.
WED — Terminal 5 — 7PM
For fifteen years Dave Porter (Tare), Noah Lennox (Bear), Brian “Geologist” Weitz and Josh “Deakin” Dibb have been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Where to now from here? Terminal 5 of course. See you there!
WED — Manhattan Inn — 7:30PM
Jonathan’s skills as background member has cultivated his leadership skills as visionary of J. Hoard & The Greenhouse People, a band that formed to popularize a movement into soul pleasing, awakening music whom has now opened for artists such as Dwele. Jonathan Hoard is a background singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and teacher who is crazy about music and head over heels for life. This will be as smooth and as sexy an evening as can be. Get at it!
WED — Webster Hall — 8PM
Singer/songwriter/actress/director Hayley Kiyoko spent the past year quietly instigating the most wonderful sort of pop disruption via her breakthrough independent single “Girls Like Girls” on her critically acclaimed EP, This Side of Paradise. She’s received praise with Billboard describing her enigmatic style as “Energetic, high-stakes pop music,” and Us Magazine claiming she’s “giving a whole new meaning to pop anthems.” This year Hayley makes her major label debut with the highly anticipated EP, Citrine, bringing a fresh, focused, and fiery perspective to pop music.
THU — Warsaw — 8PM
Aaron Maine’s Porches follows the release of this year’s acclaimed Pool with the Water EP — a new standalone insight into the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs in ‘Black Dress’ and ‘Black Budweiser T-Shirt’. Recorded solo in his adopted home of New York City, the Water EP strips Maine’s work down to its core, opening the curtain on his musical metamorphosis from previous releases Slow Dance In The Cosmos and those of his alias, Ronald Paris, into the Porches of today.
THU — Output — 10PM
The Magician is the alias of talented DJ/Producer, Stephen Fasano. One night not so long ago, he appeared from a place between space and time. Apparently he stepped into this world, materializing in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke. Some claim he’s a former airline pilot who crashed an afterparty — some say it’s all just an illusion, a well performed hoax. Whatever he is, his set is dope.
FRI — United Palace— 6:30PM
On an unseasonably warm night in March, 2013, within the august, hallowed walls of the Royal Albert Hall in London, something extraordinary happened. Five musicians took to the stage, launched into a song called Inhaler, and blew the roof off. For the 5,000-plus people who were lucky enough to be present that evening, the experience was more like a mass epiphany at a revivalist meeting than a gig. Foals whipped up a frenzy and sent it hurtling towards the audience, who gave it a shake and sent it hurtling right back. Two hours later, we staggered, reeling, out into the night. This was more than music. This was alchemy. Could the band ever match this? A thousand times yes. See for yourself this Friday.
FRI — The Theater at Madison Square Garden — 7PM
Propelled by the conviction of reinvention, Tegan and Sara’s 8th studio album, Love You To Death, is the latest sonic chapter in a celebrated 17-year career. Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck, Ellie Goulding), Love You To Death delivers 10 new Tegan and Sara tracks more vibrant and visionary than ever. This show is going to be freaking amazing, don’t you dare miss it. Tickets are still available, so grab them while you can!
FRI 11/04 to SUN 11/13 — Multiple Venues
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) has established itself as Brooklyn’s most influential, independent genre-bending music event by bringing together fans from across the world to celebrate New York City’s electronic music landscape. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, BEMF spotlights both established and emerging electronic music trends, from niche sounds and scenes to stalwart representatives. Nine days of dope electronic music from a hugely diverse set of performers? We are so in!
A sneak peek at the lineup — Roisin Murphy, FaltyDL, Amtrac ,Black Madonna, Danny Daze, Jimmy Edgar, Gunnar Haslam, Kidnap Kid, Benji B, Ben Sims, Kerri Chandler, Silent Servant, and more…
SAT — Baby’s All Right — 7PM
The 20-year-old producer dropped ‘Beat Tape 2’ in August 2015, a collection of songs and beat sketches he put together in the first half of that year, and he now has major tastemakers like Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga queuing up to proclaim him as one of the most exciting new emerging musical talents.
SAT — Terminal 5 — 8PM
A lot can change in two years, and for a band selling out shows in places they’d never visited two years ago, a lot certainly has changed. What hasn’t changed for RÜFÜS is a unique approach to their song writing that has seen them gather an ever increasing swathe of fans all over the world. Two years after their platinum selling debut album, RÜFÜS return with their follow up record, Bloom, and as the title would suggest, the band have blossomed into the tour-de-force that Atlas hinted at.
SUN — The Bowery Ballroom — 8PM
Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado’s new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012’s Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Cut once again with label mate and super producer Richard Swift at the latter’s National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, Visions of Us On The Land completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths.
SUN — Music Hall of Williamsburg — 7:30PM
Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world’s great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them a newfound buoyancy.