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Run the Jewels Kick Off Four-Night Run at Terminal 5 with Fiery Set

February 27th, 2017

Run the Jewels – Terminal 5 – February 25, 2017

Run the Jewels – Terminal 5 – February 25, 2017
While New York City was sweating out some of the hottest days on record for a February, on Saturday night, Run the Jewels kicked off their takeover of the city at Terminal 5, the first of four shows in the city El-P calls home. By now you should be well familiar with the group, the greatest buddy rap duo spitting rhymes poised to save the world from the guy with a “bad toupee and a spray tan.” Everyone in the crowd was ready for the takeover, losing their minds to the opening bars of Queen’s “We Are the Champions” as Killer Mike and El-P came to the stage. When the bass dropped in opener “Talk to Me,” it was powerful enough to bounce the crowd up off the vibrating floorboards. “Legend Has It” welcomed thousands of “RTJ” chants, raised finger pistols and fists.

An extra bass-y rendition of “Call Ticketron” had Mike and El-P running around, crisscrossing each other center stage and passing off their verses like a baton. “I’ve been imagining being here with family and friends all tour,” said El-P, nearly choked up. His mother was there for the night, no doubt proud of her son as he pantomimed lines like “You can run backward through a field of dicks” off “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry.” But it was Gangsta Boo who had both Mike and El blushing, coming out to absolutely murder her potty-mouthed verses on “Love Again (Akinyele Back).” She had the crowd chanting “pussy power” before returning the stage to Run the Jewels. “She makes me uncomfortable every night,” said El-P, adding, “I’m so ready to elect Gangsta Boo for President of the United States of America. At least she’s truthful!” Some thoughts were then shared on the current president as El-P introduced the charged “Lie, Cheat, Steal.”

The set ended with the song that began it all, “Run the Jewels.” Killer Mike retold the group’s story, meeting in El-P’s Brooklyn to record his own album, R.A.P. Music, and becoming inseparable ever since. “You done good, Ma,” exclaimed Mike, his arm around El-P. They returned to perform an encore of “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” and “Down,” a song about challenges conquered and overcome. The night must have felt like a victory lap for the duo, a return to where it all started just a few years ago, having since taken over the world. Don’t expect them to slow down anytime soon because rappers who speak truth to power are needed now more than ever. —Dan Rickershauser | @D4nRicks

Photos courtesy of Jeremy Ross | jeremypross.com

(Some tickets remain to see Run the Jewels tonight and on Wednesday.)

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Japandroids Return with Anthemic Music, Play Terminal 5 Tomorrow

February 22nd, 2017

Brian King (vocals and guitar) and David Prowse (drummer) bonded over a shared love of music in college and went on to form the garage-rock duo Japandroids more than a decade ago in Vancouver, B.C. Their debut full-length, Post-Nothing (stream it below), arrived in 2009. The two were still fairly unknown, and, frustrated by not already having made it, they figured they’d put out the album and then break up. But thanks to some glowing reviews—including Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” label—the LP ended up becoming an indie smash, and Japandroids (above, performing “Near to the Heart of Wild” on The Late Show with Steven Colbert) went on tour behind it. Their follow-up, the punk-influenced Celebration Rock (stream it below), came out three years later, again pleasing fans and critics alike. The album “starts strong and stays there over the course of its eight songs and 35 minutes,” according to the A.V. Club. After a long tour in support of it, Japandroids stayed quiet for several years. They began playing live shows again over the course of the latter half of 2016, and last month, their third full-length, the anthemic Near to the Wild Heart of Life (stream it below), came out. “With guitars soaring and grooves accelerating, the worlds feel undeniable,” says Rolling Stone, “and you know that when you hear ’em in a club—or theater, or arena—you’ll be bouncing off the walls, shouting every word.” Come shout along when Japandroids play Terminal 5 tomorrow night. Taking a break from the Hold Steady, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers open the show.

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Run the Jewels on 2/25

February 21st, 2017

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Following the release of Run the Jewels 3, Run the Jewels do Terminal 5 4, playing the venue Saturday, Sunday, Monday and then Wednesday 3/1. Tickets still remain for their last show but the other three are already sold out. And to that end, The House List is giving away two tickets to see El-P and Killer Mike on Saturday night. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Run the Jewels, 2/25) and a brief message explaining your favorite song on the new album. Eddie Bruiser, who’s been listening to it all the way through nonstop, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Borgore Brings New Music to Terminal 5 on Saturday Night

February 16th, 2017

Asaf Borger is a record-label owner who’s been in an Israeli deathcore band in addition to a dubstep duo, but he’s most well-known as the producer and vocalist Borgore, making an aggressive metal-influenced EDM he calls “gorestep.” He’s toured around the world and collaborated with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Waka Flocka Flame and Barrington Levy while releasing a slew of singles and EPs, the most recent of which, The Buygore Album (stream it below), came out in 2015. And with new music on the way—the album Harder arrives on Friday—Borgore celebrates its release at Terminal 5 on Saturday night. NYC’s Prince Fox and Ray Volpe, out of Charlotte, N.C., open the show.

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American Football – Terminal 5 – January 28, 2017

January 30th, 2017

American Football - Terminal 5 - January 28, 2017

Photos courtesy of Mina J

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Two Chances to See Joan of Arc Perform Live This Weekend

January 27th, 2017

Expertly blending punk’s volume and dynamics with post-rocks atmospherics, Joan of Arc have been anchored by Tim Kinsella (vocals and guitar) ever since forming more than two decades ago in Chicago. He’s currently backed by an original member, Jeremy Boyle (guitar), and Bobby Burg (bass), Melina Ausikaitis (guitar and vocals) and Theo Katsaounis (drums)—and the band’s first new full-length album in five years, He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands (stream it below), just came out last week. Joan of Arc (above, their new video for “Two-Toothed Troll”) “ask a very timely question: ‘What the fuck? Rarely have they had their finger so squarely on the pulse,” says PopMatters. “Patience and collaboration continue to focus and invigorate Joan of Arc.” And with new music comes a new tour. Catch them opening for American Football on Saturday at Terminal 5 and playing the early show at Mercury Lounge on Sunday.

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The Devil Makes Three Return to Play Terminal 5 on Friday Night

January 26th, 2017

The Devil Makes Three are an enigmatic band. First of all, they have no drummer. And despite the group’s three members—Pete Bernhard (vocals and guitar), Cooper McBean (banjo and vocals) and Lucia Turino (upright bass and vocals)—making their home in Santa Cruz, Calif., they each originally hail from New England. Plus, let’s face it, for a band based in California, they have an undoubtedly nuanced Southern sound, layering rhythm and harmonies over blues, bluegrass, country, ragtime and rockabilly to make their own unique folk-punk blend, garnering comparisons to Steve EarleViolent Femmes and the White Stripes in the process. Thanks to their high-energy live performances, the Devil Makes Three (above, performing “Stranger” for Pandora) have earned a reputation on the festival circuit as a band not to miss. But they still spend time recording in the studio: The trio’s most recent release, the covers- and guest-filled Redemption & Ruin (stream it below), came out late last summer. American Songwriter called it “a wonderfully successful foray that solidifies and expands the band’s already impressive credentials around a concept that’s a natural extension from their existing catalog of originals.” And with their tour winding down, the Devil Makes Three play Terminal 5 on Friday night. Lost Dog Street Band, a husband-and-wife duo, open the show.

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One OK Rock Celebrate New Album Sunday Night at Terminal 5

January 13th, 2017

Influenced by bands like Blink-182, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte and Japanese punk-rockers Ellegarden, the post-hardcore group One OK Rock formed more than 10 years ago in Tokyo when Takahiro Moriuchi (vocals), Toru Yamashita (guitar and vocals) and Ryota Kohama (bass and vocals) were still in high school. (The name comes from the time the band would practice.) Tomoya Kanki (drums) joined a year later, and then their debut full-length, Zeitakubyō (stream it below), arrived in 2007 with an accompanying nationwide tour of Japan. Since then, One OK Rock (above, performing “Mighty Long Fall”) have remained busy, steadily touring—playing stadiums in Japan and South America and crisscrossing the U.S. on 2014’s Vans Warped Tour—and recording. Their eighth studio long-player, Ambitions (stream it below), filled with soaring hooks and catchy melodies, comes out today on Fueled by Ramen. Don’t miss them on Sunday night at Terminal 5. Philly trio Cruisr open the show.

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Celebrating David Bowie – Terminal 5 – January 10, 2017

January 11th, 2017

Celebrating David Bowie - Terminal 5 - January 10, 2017

Photos courtesy of Marc Millman Photography | www.marcmillmanphotos.com/music

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Celebrating David Bowie on Tuesday Night at Terminal 5

January 6th, 2017

Last year, David Bowie—worldwide icon, New Yorker—passed away just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th album, the acclaimed Blackstar (stream it below). Next Tuesday, on the anniversary of his death, we honor the man and his legacy: Bowie band members and associates—Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Zack Alford, Catherine Russell and Holly Palmer—and friends and a massive ensemble of top recording and touring musicians from around the world—including Living Colour, the B52s’ Kate Pierson, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Fiction Plane’s Joe Sumner, the Harlem Gospel Choir plus many, many more—will gather on Tuesday at Terminal 5 for Celebrating David Bowie. Come join the celebration.

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Kurt Vile and the Violators – Terminal 5 – December 28, 2016

December 29th, 2016

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Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Don’t Miss Kurt Vile and the Violators Tomorrow at Terminal 5

December 27th, 2016

Ever since amicably parting ways with the War on Drugs, following the band’s tour in support of their debut album, Wagonwheel Blues, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Vile has made a name for himself with a series of stellar EPs and LPs—that have blossomed from fuzzy, lo-fi affairs into spacious, atmospheric endeavors—done solo and as Kurt Vile and the Violators. Wakin on a Pretty Daze (stream it below), out in 2013, built on his earlier work and became a word-of-mouth hit. And with widespread acclaim, Vile’s most recent full-length, B’lieve I’m Goin Down… (stream it below), made waves among critics and fans alike when it arrived last fall. The Guardian called it a “terrific slow-burner,” and the A.V. Club said it’s “easily Vile’s masterpiece to date…. Kurt Vile loosens up as he continues his astounding roll.” And while Kurt Vile and the Violators (above, performing “Pretty Pimpin”) have earned comparisons to Neil Young and Crazy Horse for their recorded material, it’s probably even more apt for their fiery live performances. Catch one of those terrific performances tomorrow night at Terminal 5. Brooklyn psych-folk outfit Woods and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Bowles open the show.

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Young Thug – Terminal 5 – December 18, 2016

December 19th, 2016

Young Thug - Terminal 5 - December 18, 2016

Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com

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Mac Miller – Terminal 5 – December 12, 2016

December 13th, 2016

Mac Miller - Terminal 5 - December12, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Young Thug on 12/18

December 13th, 2016

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Young Thug returns to New York City this weekend to close out his tour on Sunday night at Terminal 5. And although the show sold out very quickly, The House List is giving away two tickets. Don’t have any, but still 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 (Young Thug, 12/18) and a brief message explaining why Sunday is the best night to go out. Eddie Bruiser, who probably doesn’t need any convincing of this, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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