Dr. Dog Ticket Giveaway!

Mondays really suck. But you can make next Monday a little better with Dr. Dog. That’s right. We’ve got two hot tickets to the January 12th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg to turn that Monday frown upside down. Just comment below and tell us how mundane your Mondays are and we’ll give one winner two tickets to bring you out of your misery. Good luck!

Band Alert- Conveyor

Paper Garden Records

Earlier this month, there was a post on Snowmine’s first headlining show and Conveyor was briefly mentioned as one of the opening bands. After experiencing their lively act at Glasslands Gallery, I am compelled to properly introduce these men to you guys. Conveyor is a four men representation of sensational rock music with an experimental and at times, orchestral edge. Last year, they released an EP titled Sun Ray and this year, they have a new single called “Mukraker”. This track is a warm breeze with a bright radiance of the xylophone. Watch the music video of “Mukraker” below and get cozy with their versatile kitchen/loft/recording space.

You know what is so great about these local New York bands? They play local New York shows. This Saturday, Conveyor will be performing with Bryan Scary (another client of the lovable Paper Garden Records) at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Get your tickets here! It’s an early show with doors opening at 7:30 so why not? Last time, a man in a rainbow jumpsuit came on stage during the set with a beautiful trumpet. Maybe this will happen again!

Show Alert- White Ring and oOoOO at Glasslands Gallery 1/21

Loud and Quiet

It seems as if “Witch House” is becoming the “Chillwave” of 2012. This eerie genre of music is pretty broad if you think of it. From compressed vocals to digital downbeats, Witch House has some kind of dark allurement that is seducing every listener. This Saturday, our own New York witch duo,White Ring will be performing at Glasslands Gallery with oOoOO headlining and Sibian & Faun as the night’s opening band. As a cherry on top, F∆I†H will be spinning a DJ set. The evening is promised to be atmospherically dusky with bodies swaying to the pulses of “IxC999” and everything else White Ring feeds. Tickets are still available so get on it before they are magically gone, click here.

Show Alert- Snowmine at Glasslands Gallery 1/5

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Happy New Year! If you missed a party on New Year’s Eve, we have something to make up for it. This Thursday, local acts are gathering at Glasslands Gallery for a Popgun celebration. The headlining band is Snowmine, one of my personal favorites from 2011. Snowmine consists of five handsome men with the talents of creating tribal nostalgia. Their music can be received as low waves of synthed indie rock mixed with splashes of orchestrated pop. Laminate Pet Animal (Snowmine’s album) is a collection of delightful body treatments.

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Show Alert- The Suzan at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge 12/22

Fools Gold Records

Japanese girls are notorious for being wild amongst other asians. Heck, perhaps this applies universally. Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn are four crazy japanese girls with a tropical pop band. They call themselves The Suzan and I call them my favorite girl force. Get a taste of their music through the wacky visuals below.

The Suzan- \”Home\”

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Gauntlet Hair Plays Glasslands Thursday with Parenthetical Girls, Dinowalrus, Eraas

“Gauntlet Hair plays Glasslands” sounds like the title of some mildly perverted Lord of the Rings fan fiction. Luckily it’s not (YET) because Gauntlet Hair is one those “you have to seem them live to get it” bands. Obstructed by reverb on their self-titled debut is how fast and loud these former hardcore kids intend on playing. If anything the show will look and sound like this (plus a few guys that resemble a lankier Gimil in the audience):

Doors open at 8:30 at the mythical Glasslands, get there early to see indie poppers Parenthetical Girls and Brooklyn’s own Dinowalrus and Eraas. Already have plans? Fret not, they are also playing Mercury Lounge tomorrow night with Beach Fossils side project, Dive, and The Big Sleep.

Seedstock at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

From the inbox:

This Saturday, July 9th is Seedstock! a concert benefit for the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm’s farm-based education program. Now in our third growing season, we’ve sown seeds, turned compost, and learned about chickens, bees & bunnies with hundreds of school kids with Growing Chefs’ incredible staff of green thumbs, chefs and educators.

Tickets are $10 at seedstock.eventbrite.com and $20 at the door. 44 Eagle St in Greenpoint Map

The lineup –

Franz Nicolay
Soft Black
Elizabeth Devlin
The Shivers
My Gay Banjo
The Sharp Lads

The view at sunset alone is worth it if you haven’t been.

VIDEO: Future Islands, Inch of Dust: Live @ Silent Barn

RJOiii sent in video of Future Islands playing the Silent Barn Saturday night. Here’s Inch of Dust:

He writes:

Future Islands played the Silent Barn in Brooklyn last night. I was there with my camera. This is video of the track “Inch of Dust”. You can’t see it, but the floor was shaking.

Behold, the sweatiest, happiest, most bad-ass show I’ve seen in a Brooklyn DIY venue in a long long time.

Future Islands wrapped up a two-month spring tour last night and have a month off before starting back up in July for a week. Then, they’re off to Europe in September. They released their latest LP In Evening Air May 4th.