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Don’t Miss These Northside Festival Shows This Week in Brooklyn

June 5th, 2017

Beginning on Wednesday, the ninth annual Northside Festival will bring thousands of people to Brooklyn—specifically Williamsburg and Greenpoint—“to uncover the future of music, innovation and content.” And with music as part of the equation, you just know that The Bowery Presents is gonna be involved. Although Mary Timony playing Helium at Rough Trade NYC on Thursday and Big Thief (above, performing “Paul” for NPR Music at this year’s SXSW) at Rough Trade NYC on Friday are already sold out, fortunately some tickets still remain for these other stellar shows:

Mild High Club (with Cut Worms and Aerial East) at Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart with Beverly and Ablebody at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday

An Evening with Big Thief and Friends (Friends = Twain, Relatives and the Brother Brothers) at Park Church Co-op

Timber Timbre and Ohtis at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Lower Dens performing songs from ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits, Tony Molina performing songs from Dinosaur Jr.’s You’re Living All Over Me and Tredici Bacci String Quartet performing songs from Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. soundtrack


Ceremony Lead a Stacked Bill Tonight at The Bowery Ballroom

July 1st, 2015

Ross Farrar (vocals), Anthony Anzaldo (guitar), Jake Casarotti (drums), Justin Davis (bass) and Andy Nelson (guitar) formed their band, Ceremony, almost a decade ago in Sonoma County, Calif., about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Thanks to their loud hardcore-punk sound, they were immediately compared to Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies and Dillinger Escape Plan, with the arrival of their 13-song, 13-minute debut LP, the aggressive Violence Violence (stream it below), in 2006. Over the years, Ceremony (above, their video for “The Separation” and “The Understanding”) have drifted toward a more melodic, post-punk sound, wholly evident on their fifth full-length, The L-Shaped Man (ceremony), which came out in May. The A.V. Club opined, “Ceremony use a broken relationship to break new ground.” And in a glowing review, Paste mentioned “a simmering post-punk sound that evokes the best of the genre’s late ’70s/early ’80s heyday,” and said, “The L-Shaped Man is one of the boldest moves this California quintet has ever taken.” The band is currently out on the road, and you can see them, alongside Pity Sex, Tony Molina and Uniform, tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.


Against Me! Bring Their Energetic Live Show to Webster Hall

May 2nd, 2014

Punk music comes from all over the country (and the world, really), but in the case of Against Me!, it hails from Florida—first Naples and then Gainesville. Seventeen-year-old Tom Gabel began the band as a solo project but would perform live with others. Four years later, in 2001, Against Me! became a full band playing high-energy shows with the addition of another guitarist, a drummer and a bassist. Since then there have been a number of changes, periodically concerning personnel—although the singer-songwriter and folk-inflected punk have remained central—but the band garnered a considerable amount of attention when Gabel began performing live as Laura Jane Grace two years ago. Their sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (stream it below), out earlier this year, deals with gender transition. The A.V. Club calls it “the strong, strident sound of a heart-on- sleeve artist owning her newfound epiphany,” going on to add, “Grace may be changing, but so is everyone. What could be more universal than that?” But the fact remains that regardless of being fronted by a man or a woman, Against Me! (above, playing “Fuckmylife666” on Late Show with David Letterman) are a band not to miss. See them play Webster Hall tomorrow night. Tony Molina and Big Eyes open the show.