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Bear’s Den Headline The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

July 30th, 2014

Thanks to their modern take on throwback folk—and their use of a banjo—Bear’s Den have garnered comparisons to Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers. And although they’ve only released a few singles and EPs, hitting the road in support of bands like Of Monsters and Men and Daughter, has already earned the young London three-piece—Andrew Davie (vocals and guitar), Joey Haynes (banjo and guitar) and Kev Jones (drums and Communion cofounder with Ben Lovett)—a growing reputation as a band not to miss. Following on the heels of last year’s Agape (stream it below), Bear’s Den (above, doing “Don’t Let the Sun Steal You Away” for Sideshow Alley TV) put out a second EP, Without/Within (stream it below), earlier this year. “The songs were in many ways our most personal yet and also our most ambitious sonically,” Davies told Rolling Stone. A proper full-length is due later this year, but on the heels of playing the esteemed Newport Folk Fest this past weekend, Bear’s Den headline The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow nightLittle Racer, a local four-piece, open the show

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See the Temper Trap on 7/31

July 29th, 2014

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The Australian four-piece the Temper Trap are winding down their North American tour, and they’re headed our way this week for two shows, on Wednesday at The Bowery Ballroom and on Thursday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Both dates sold out well in advance but The House List just so happens to be giving away two tickets to Thursday’s show. Want to go? Then try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (the Temper Trap, 7/31) and a brief message explaining why you’re excited to see July end. Eddie Bruiser, a lover of all summer months, will notify the winner by Thursday.

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An Acoustic Everlast Performance Tonight at The Bowery Ballroom

July 25th, 2014

Although he was already a member of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate, Erik Schrody first burst into the mainstream under the name Everlast, as the frontman of House of Pain, with the release of the giant party-classic hit single “Jump Around” in 1992. The group only put out three albums before Everlast left to go solo. And his second album—eight years after his firstWhitey Ford Sings the Blues (stream it below), made him an even bigger name. Both a commercial and critical success, the album was a crossover hit, seamlessly melding together rap, acoustic folk and Memphis soul. Everlast (above, doing “Jump Around”) has remained busy ever since, performing live, collaborating with others and continuing to put out his own music. On his most recent effort, last year’s The Acoustic Life (stream it below), Everlast has—you guessed it—gone fully acoustic, and quite effectively. And he does an acoustic performance tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.

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After Time Away, Brody Dalle Returns with Her Debut Solo Album

July 21st, 2014

Before going it alone as a solo artist, raspy-voiced Brody Dalle first fronted the punk quartet the Distillers and then the alternative four-piece Spinnerette, earning the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist comparisons to Courtney Love and PJ Harvey. Following the demise of those bands, Dalle took some time away from the spotlight as she married Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and had two kids, but her interest in making music has never waned. Dalle (above, performing “Don’t Mess with Me” live for 102.1 the Edge) began working on her debut solo album in 2012 with some well-known names, like Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson, QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman, the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi and Warpaint frontwoman Emily Kokal. And that LP, Diploid Love (stream it below), arrived this past spring to some considerable acclaim. The Guardian calls it “riotous and brazenly euphoric,” and NME proclaims, “Her musical time-out not only turned a glaring spotlight onto the massive, female-shaped gap in the contemporary punk landscape but also deprived us of a truly great, brutally badass talent for almost half a decade. Thank fuck, then, for Brody’s return and the unrepentant, defiant Diploid Love.” Winding down her U.S. tour in support of the album, Dalle plays The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night. Boston trio Slothtrust opens the show.

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Get a Taste of Japanese Hip-Hop on Saturday Night

July 11th, 2014

Hideaki Ishi was born in Tokyo in 1962. He discovered hip-hop upon seeing Wild Style in the early ’80s. The next day he decided to become a DJ and—under the name DJ Krush—he became one of the pioneers of Japanese hip-hop. He formed the group Krush Posse in 1987 and then went solo when they disbanded in 1992. Soon enough, he earned his reputation as an artist, producer and turntablist on the international club scene, and he’s put out 12 albums since ’94, often dabbling in ambient music and trip-hop. DJ Krush continues to work as a producer, remixer and DJ, and he does plenty of music for TV shows, movies and commercials. But you can appreciate his multiple talents in person when he plays The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday.

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Reunited, Owls Play The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

July 10th, 2014

Tim Kinsella (vocals), Mike Kinsella (drums), Victor Villareal (guitar) and Sam Zurick (bass) had been making music together in a variety of bands—including emo pioneers Cap’n Jazz—since high school in Chicago when they decided to give it a go officially as Owls. The quartet put out an angular, exploratory self-titled album (stream it below) produced by Steve Albini in 2001. AllMusic said, “Owls may not take over music based on this disc, but it is still a fine achievement and many of the collaborators’ best work in years.” But a year later, the band broke up and the members went their separate ways. And that’s where this story would have ended if they hadn’t reunited in 2012. After a considerable amount of time spent writing and recording, Owls released their second full-length, the aptly titled Two (stream it below) this past March. Again, AllMusic weighs in: “Though they took over a decade to follow up their first album, Two still sounds like a band a decade ahead of its time.” See them tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Hop Along and Glocca Morra open the show.

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The Ludlow Thieves Headline The Bowery Ballroom for the First Time

July 9th, 2014

When Danny Musengo was the lone survivor of a car accident it gave him a fresh outlook on life. So he decided to leave behind Iowa in favor of New York City, where he planned to dedicate himself to music—he’d grown up singing gospel songs in church. First Musengo met producer and guitarist Dan Teicher, and the two began crafting lush soundscapes, but they needed more musicians to perform live. Enter: drummer Walker Adams, violinist Molly Fletcher, vocalist Laura Martin and keyboardist Isamu McGregor, and the six-piece the Ludlow Thieves (above, performing “All the Money”) was born in 2012. They make big music touching on roots, rock, folk and gospel (or as they describe it, “the energy of roaring lions and lovemaking llamas channeled through a gospel singer from Iowa”). And despite the fact that they still remain unsigned, the Ludlow Thieves continue to rise, and they headline The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.

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Glass Animals Delight a Sold-Out Bowery Ballroom

July 8th, 2014

Glass Animals – The Bowery Ballroom – July 7, 2014

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Glass Animals, a freshly minted indie-rock group hailing from Oxford, England, hit the United States on their first headlining tour in support of their debut album, Zaba. What began as a solo bedroom project for frontman Dave Bayley blossomed into a full band with the recruitment of some childhood friends. And as summer hits full swing, their jazzy, trip-hop melodies provide the perfect soundtrack for a day at the beach or hanging out on the stoop. Last night as the quartet descended upon the unlit stage of a sold-out Bowery Ballroom, Bayley cried out, “What’s up, New York?”

Beginning the show with material from their self-titled EP, an undercurrent of tenor beats against a bubbling effect introduced “Psylla,” followed by the Afro-jazz toned “Black Mambo,” which had most in the room bobbing their heads to the infectious rhythm. Fan favorite “Exxus” elicited a sing-along of the chorus: “Gone in the blink of my eye.” Moving on from their earlier works, the fresh-faced lads offered “Hazey,” “Flip,” and “Gooey.” Bayley’s ragdoll movements and upraised arms used for exclamation had the lead singer resembling a young Thom Yorke with a rapper’s flair.

Having a great night, Bayley gushed, “You guys are too cool to us,” as his shoeless feet bounced across the stage and his pedals. He encouraged everyone to dance for “Wyrd” and treated the dancers to a slowed-down cover of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” before closing the set. After a brief exit, the band returned for an encore of “Pools,” which would be perfect for a day at PS1’s Warm Up. Needless to say, get on this rising band STAT and score your tickets now for their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg at the end of summer. —Sharlene Chiu

(Glass Animals play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/15.)

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Glass Animals on 7//7

July 1st, 2014

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English four-piece Glass Animals recently released their acclaimed debut album, Zaba, and they’re crossing the pond to play The Bowery Ballroom next Monday. The show is already sold out but The House List is giving away two tickets. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Glass Animals, 7/7) and a brief message explaining what you like so much about their new LP. Eddie Bruiser, who’s given it several listens, will notify the winner by next Monday. Good luck.

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(Glass Animals also play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/15.)

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Pay Tribute to Some Classics Tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom

June 27th, 2014

Mötley Crüe teamed up with Guns N’ Roses on a 1987 tour well known for its debauchery, and a pair of high-energy, all-girl tribute bands “plan on bringing the same spirit to The Bowery Ballroom” tomorrow night: Girls Girls Girls do all of Cruë’s sophomore album, Shout at the Devil (stream it above), and the Slash-approved Guns N’ Hoses play highlights of GNR’s Use Your Illusion I and II (stream them below). And as an added bonus Cheap Trick or Treat will play Cheap Trick’s fantastic second album, In Color (stream it below). Join in on the party tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom.

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Goldroom on 6/25

June 24th, 2014

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Electronic artist Goldroom is in New York City this week for two shows, tomorrow at Rough Trade NYC—the coolest new room in town—and on Friday at The Bowery Ballroom. Both dates are already sold out but The House List is giving away two tickets to see Goldroom tomorrow night. So what are you waiting for? Try to Grow a Pair! It’s easy: Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Goldroom, 6/25) and a brief message explaining what you are happiest about now that it’s finally summer. Eddie Bruiser, who enjoys a cold drink on a hot night, will notify the winner tomorrow. Good luck.

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Young & Sick Brings His Soulful R&B to The Bowery Ballroom

June 18th, 2014

Dutch visual artist Nick Van Hofwegen is a double threat. Before releasing any of his own material, he was already in the music industry, designing album covers—under the name Young & Sick—for the likes of Maroon 5, Foster the People and Robin Thicke. But beginning in 2012, Young & Sick began putting out several falsetto-fueled digital R&B singles before his self-titled debut full-length (stream it below) arrived this spring. AllMusic notes that “with downtempo R&B crooning, smeary washes of synths and simmering beats, delivered with so much style and graceful soul that it leaps ahead of the pack to become something of a minor classic of the form.” Young & Sick (above, doing “Glass” for Hype Machine) has also been honing his live show this year, performing at SXSW and Coachella, prior to embarking on his own North American tour this month, which brings him to The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Courtney Barnett on 6/14

June 10th, 2014

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Courtnery Barnett is a musician on the rise, and she’s coming our way for a couple of sold-out appearances, on Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on 6/17 at The Bowery Ballroom. And while each date is already sold out, The House List is giving away two tickets to Saturday’s show. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Courtney Barnett, 6/14) and a brief message explaining what you enjoy so much about Australian rock. Eddie Bruiser, a Neil Finn fan from way back, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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See Jeremy Messersmith Play The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

June 9th, 2014

Minneapolis singer-songwriter (and notable nice guy) Jeremy Messersmith “sings sweet, timeless songs about love, desire, death and grief,” according to NPR. He got his start with the 2006 release of the mainly acoustic The Alcatraz Kid (stream it below). But he began to gain attention outside of the Twin Cities with his next two albums, especially The Reluctant Graveyard (stream it below), which the Current labeled “as glorious, colorful and eye-popping as any album released this year [2010].” This past February, Messersmith (above, performing “Ghost” for WFUV) put out his fourth full-length, Heart Murmurs (stream it below), which finds him in as fine form as ever. He “has long been a proponent of wistful and melancholic songs, but on Heart Murmurs he takes on the many romantic aspects of the heart, sung from perspectives of yearning, apathy and regret, to name a few,” says AllMusic, before adding that the album “is a well-rounded and full-hearted record by an elite songwriter deserving of greater exposure.” And speaking of exposure, you can see Jeremy Messersmith tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Big Scary open the show.

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Hoodie Allen – The Bowery Ballroom – June 7, 2014

June 9th, 2014


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