Saturday, June 21, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 10$/13$ 22h00
Damon McMahon’s Amen Dunes recordings have largely been an improvisational first-take affair, brilliant nuggets of weird folkrock/ experimental weird americana, often recorded solo. However his most recent, 2014’s Love, was performed by a variety of musicians, including his longtime collaborators Jordi Wheeler on guitar and piano, and Parker Kindred on drums. Spoiler by Amen Dunes Spoiler by Amen Dunes
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Leeds, UK prog-punks Eagulls are a sassy five-piece band perhaps best known for a hand-written, all-caps, mildly insane letter posted to their blog (since deleted, but available here ) addressed “TO ALL BEACH BANDS” and containing wisdom such as “jingly shit is bad”, slams like “the only people who want your music is mobile phone companies” and an unenlightened rant about […]
Show Me The Body is New York Sludge. It’s the low and creeping roar of a crowd seven stories bellow your feet. It’s the rattle of bolts on the aboveground platform as a train takes you away in the opposite direction. The trio is no wave, R&B, and hardcore dipped in a scorching pot of Harlem Molasses. This summer SMTB is […]
Omar Souleyman – the Syrian artist who not only changed the vibe of weddings throughout the Middle East with his Shaabi street sound but also brought it to the West through his notorious late night festival slots – has finally recorded an album. After three compilations and a live release, Wenu Wenu is his first album to be recorded in […]
Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards project is an always surprising yet immediately comfortable melodic and rhythmic kaleidoscope of fierce vocals, wandering beats and an intrinsic soaring happiness which has won her fans the world over. Her third album, Nikki-Nack is set for May 2014 release on noted UK label 4AD.
Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and after disbanding in 1997 returned in 2009. The 5 years since Swans’ rebirth has so far resulted in three new albums totalling 14 sides of tunes and 3 performances in Montreal since 2009. Their newest album To Be Kind is set to be released in May on Young God Records in North America and […]
The electronic duo from Bristol with the “playful and abrasive” name spent 4 years developing their sound before releasing their first record, 2008’s Street Horsing. In the 6 years since, Andrew Hung and Ben Power’s oeuvre has gone from Fisher Price karaoke machine to Opening Ceremonies at the London Olympics. The duo has also creates two more albums which have seen […]
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 S.A.T. 22$/25$
BUY NOW The Notwist
Eclectic German poprock four-piece The Notwist have moved through various moods and genres through their 25 year career, from hardcore/grunge of the early ’90s to the self-proclaimed “plinkerpop” featured on their latest, Close to the Glass. Too conventional to be experimental and too strange to be pop, 2014 finds The Notwist channeling the entropy of the cyberage into digestible morsels […]
Brooklyn-based 4-piece weird punk band Parquet Courts delivers smarmy and catchy high-tempo tunes, a kaleidoscopic dual-guitar simmerfest with a loose aesthetic and tight presentation. Their 2012 self-released first album was reissued last year by independent label What’s Your Rupture? Parquet Courts is currently on tour from Washington to California to UK to Japan.
One of the most unique and distinct songsmiths of the past decade, Spencer Krug’s output in Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, indie rock supergroup Swan Lake and Moonface is all cut from the same cloth: charming but serious vocal phrasings delivering oblique and sophisticated personal confessions, each song a beautiful and dire miniature kitchen drama with epic overtones. The […]
The Hanson Brothers play fun punk rock, reminiscent of the Ramones, as a mock group of backward Canadian ice hockey players and fans with their lyrics typically revolve around ice hockey, beer and girls. John Wright, Rob Wright and Tom Holliston , are both members of the punk rock band NoMeans No.
Genital Hospital straddles the line between Stones-ish country blues rock and pogo-beat […]
Monday, March 24, 2014 La Sala Rossa 15$/18$ BUY NOW
“Insofar they may expand on the O))) principles albeit perhaps a more sculptural and angular direction; the extended solid and geometric aspects of the guitar and amplifiers, sound pressure, volume and temporal structure as ambiguous and solitary form.” Stephen O’Malley (b. 1974) was born in New Hampshire, USA and raised in Seattle. He eventually spent a decade in New York […]
You can get 2 tickets for this Saturday’s Nu Sensae + Panopticon Eyelids 10 Year Anniversary + Loudsex show for 15$.
Redeemable only at the Suoni box office, 4871 St-Laurent. Also a bonus: get a FREE Nu Sensae poster by Popolo Press.
While supplies last. Terms may be changed at anytime. Veni vidi Suoni.
Nü Sensae + Panopticon Eyelids + Loud Sex [suoniperilpopolo.org]
Oakland’s The Soft Moon will be playing Saturday, June 15 at Société Des Arts Technologiques (1201 St. Laurent). This noise rock crew makes punk sound like it died and came back to haunt you, courtesy of lead singer Luis Vasquez’s rhythmic synth, drum machine and ghostly vocals. The music has perfect distortion, shocking your mind into an anxiety-rushed adrenaline freak out. This post-punk […]
Fresh off an unbelievably busy spring which has included both SXSW and NXNE in addition to tours of the United States and Europe, Nü Sensae’s show at Sala this Saturday (the 15th) promises to be a slice of punk heaven. CKUT offered two free tickets to this show on Monday’s edition of New Shit, and they disappeared in about ten seconds. So get yours as soon as you can! […]
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 Il Motore 12-14$
Here’s what we know about Iceage: They are four friends, ages 18 and 19, from Denmark. Their debut LP, New Brigade, has actually been out in their home country since January, with a much smaller, limited run coming to the United States earlier this year. These are the essentials. Over the past few months, as New Brigade has been passed back and […]
Saturday, June 15th, 2013 SAT 13-15$
The Soft Moon was never intended for the public’s ears, but you found it, were drawn in by its danger, and insisted that others hear. Oakland’s Luis Vasquez began the project in order to better know his own self. He’d holed up in his apartment and let the tape roll, allowing gut and memory guide him. Those twin sherpas, however, led him to […]
Sunday, June 16th, 2013 Il Motore 10-13$
Playing garage-accented pop that reveals more than a passing influence of indie rock of the 1980s and ’90s, Mikal Cronin was raised in Laguna Beach, California, where as a teenager he developed a passion for both surfing and rock & roll. While attending Laguna Beach High School, he fell in with a handful of like-minded music fans, and formed a band that played local […]
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 Il Motore $11
The Tampa, Florida, trio Merchandise first appeared on my college radio playlists in 2009. It would have been hard for me to believe then that they’d be garnering any sort of profile in 2012. That’s not a diss to their music, which is now exceptionally well-formed and ambitious, especially for a band that, just two years ago, was recording with a Wal-Mart keyboard. It’s because […]
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 La Sala Rossa 17-20$
Lee Ranaldo, co-founder of avant-garde rock group Sonic Youth, was born in 1956 in East Norwich, New York. In addition to constant touring with Sonic Youth, Ranaldo has been extremely active in the New York music scene for the past 30 years, recording and collaborating with numerous acts, producing discs, and publishing several books of poetry and journal entries.
Ranaldo attended […]