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[Night Out] OMG CMJ Day Three: Hockey Dad, Vomitface, Dirty Dishes, Mothers, Dirty Ghosts, Kevin Garrett, Mass Gothic, Skaters
Dirty Ghosts! Yay for SKOA fam!

Dirty Ghosts! Yay for SKOA fam!

I did not train as well for this year's CMJ as I have in years past. I refuse to say I'm getting too old for CMJ. I just know better than to not have perfect sleeping habits weeks prior, etc. I'm suffering in a big way from it. I decided to more than stick to my schedule of hitting up NYC Taper's day party at Cake Shop. Except for the part at the beginning of the day where, you know, I accidentally rushed to Pianos assuming that's where it was (the door guy welcomed me back the same way he did on Wednesday btw). So instead of seeing Womps I caught 15ish minutes of Hockey Dad. They were great, but not what I had been anticipating. Womp wompppp

Hockey Dad @ Pianos

Hockey Dad @ Pianos

By the time I got to Cake Shop my new local darlings Vomitface had taken the stage. Unbeknownst to them at the time, the three-piece broke my brain by playfully announcing that they were Viet Kong when they started, which set off a stint of paranoia for at least 3 more bands that I had mixed up venues etc again. I can't tell you how many times I frantically kept checking my schedule until my 2nd coffee kicked in.  Anyway, I enjoyed that for a their playfulness that that they're actually a really solid band. They reminded me that I've been meaning to find more local bands to rally for (since VOWWS left a gaping hole in my heart upon moving to LA) so we gradually made arrangements to hang out later in the day.



Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes and Mothers both delivered solid sets. The fatigue from all of the running around with little sleep was starting to set in and all of the red lighting for every single set wasn't helping me stay energized even with all of the caffeine flowing through my bloodstream. I knew I had another long night ahead of me so I decided to take a set or two off to save my energy for Dirty Ghosts, who I realized earlier in the day I hadn't seen since their appearance at our SXSW show with the Axis of Audio in 2011. I felt proud watching people dance along to tunes from their new record, Let It Pretend, which dropped last week.

Gotta show love for some folks from the south. <3 Mothers <3

Gotta show love for some folks from the south. <3 Mothers <3

After briefly running into my favorite Canadians (Weaves) and giving away the free beer that NYC Taper scored for me, I accepted Vomitface's kind offer to tag along with them to Brooklyn to go check out their friends in Mass Gothic play at Knitting Factory for the Sub Pop showcase. On the way there I invented a new barter system that I want to try on all of the bands I want to befriend: I buy you all drinks and in exchange I get merch. That's fairly mutual beneficial, no? I suppose I should just be generous and pay for both, but for the times a lady needs to be a blogger on a budget this will [hopefully] work out well in the future. At any rate, I was sad to cut my time short with them because I liked both their company and the sweet sounds of Mass Gothic, but I told myself I wasn't going to miss my chance of seeing Kevin Garrett at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2) so I hauled it over there ASAP.

Mass Gothic @ The Knitting Factory

Mass Gothic @ The Knitting Factory

I was not prepared for the crowd for Kevin Garrett at all. Plenty of shows this CMJ have been full, but when you're lugging around a backpack with a laptop, camera, etc. you become really aware of how much space you're taking up to slip through a crowd. Everyone was irritated that I dared to arrive late to document what I assume will be a rare setting fairly soon, that being Garrett at any venue that small ever again. I mean, have you heard his EP, Mellow Drama? Anyway, "the hunger" suddenly struck me like a semi truck so I became the room's nemesis once again lugging all of my gear out to go grab food before Skaters.

Kevin Garrett making a packed Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 weak in the knees

Kevin Garrett making a packed Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 weak in the knees

Did not realize how spoiled I was for day one of CMJ when it came to how chill the energy was at The Living Room for the Music Is Great Showcase because the crowd for Skaters was nutttyyyyy. It was dark and no one was interested in sitting still, yours truly included. At first I attempted to really go for some killer snaps but by that point in the night I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the chaos. Felt good to know that I was supporting multiple NYC bands in a night, especially because someone you know has heard their new song already that comes out next week and LOVESSS ITTT.

Skaters tearing up The Living Room

Skaters tearing up The Living Room

Didn't do too badly in terms of sleep deprivation. I was only out until a whopping 2:30am. Don't worry, I made sure to put the Slum Sociable album on repeat and sing along to it walking home in Harlem so the crackheads didn't bother me. Since I'm writing this you know it worked. :)

You can check out the rest of my photos from CMJ Day Three in the gallery below. You can also listen to samplings of all of the artists I heard from this post in this nifty little Spotify playlist.

[NIGHT OUT] OMG CMJ 2015: Kibbe's Picks For This Week

It's that time of year again! You know, the one where I bounce back and forth between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to see how many new bands I can fall in love with. I HAVE SO MANY NEW BAND CRUSHES YOU GUYS AND I HAVEN'T EVEN STEPPED FOOT INSIDE A VENUE YET!! *PRAISE HANDS EMOJI*

If you're out and about in NYC for CMJ, you can catch me attempting to attend all of the following events. If you can't be in NYC but want to follow along, you can add me over on Snapchat: heylookitskibbe (original amirite?).

If you see my smiling/exhausted face grab me and say hi!





**my brother is going to be in town Friday & Saturday so unless he wants to come out to stuff I'll only be out after dark :/ **


Please enjoy a sampling of the bands I'm going to go check out via the playlist below!

[Watch & Listen] Dirty Ghosts - "Katana Rock" (Video) x " Eyes Of A Stranger" (Payola$ Cover)

TV Carnage and our good buddies Dirty Ghosts hook back up once again to bring you visuals for the band's next single "Katana Rock" from their amazing debut record Metal Moon which released earlier this year. Check out the video above and join us in getting lost in the kelidoscope of colors and if you haven't seen band's previous video for the tune "Ropes That Way" also directed by TV Carnage, we suggest you do so as well.

If you still haven't got enough of Allyson Baker and crew, then head over to Antiquiet to check out the band's exclusive live session. You can also pick up the band's latest single on iTunes or the band's bandcamp page now which includes an awesome cover of fellow Vancouvian new wave legend's The Payola$ hit single "Eyes of a Stranger" which you can listen in the player below.

Okay enough banter, check out the video, pick up Dirty Ghost' amazing debut Metal Moon if you haven't already and then pick up their new single and b-side as well. That's not so hard is it?

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[Watch] Aesop Rock - "ZZZ Top"

If I wasn't already in full Kung Fu movie mode after bumping every Wu Tang album all month and watching the trailer for The RZA's new flick The Man With The Iron Fists, Aesop Rock drops this EPIC (see: DOUBLE EPIC) video for the newest single from his upcoming album Sketethon, "ZZZ Top" featuring none other than Patti Li aka gold medal winning Chinese Wushu martial artist Hao Zhihua and directed by Pete Lee. The track also features production from our good friends Dirty Ghosts but thats enough of the details. I'm going to just stop talking and let you enjoy the awesomeness.

Skelethon drops in two weeks on July 10th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Go preorder the album from Fifth Element or on iTunes.

[Watch] Dirty Ghosts - "Ropes That Way" (Official Video)

A new video from Dirty Ghosts does this way come. For the track "Ropes That Way" it features Allyson Baker minus a guitar wandering the streets promptly rocking out with just a mic. Walking around with a barrage of passing houses and imagery it's pretty cool to see a lady minus a guitar. The track features on Dirty Ghosts' full length, wonderful debut, Metal Moon. Watch the video via CoS at the top and peep the upcoming tour dates after the jump.

Dirty Ghosts 2012 Tour Dates:
04/04 – Portland, OR @ East End
04/05 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
04/06 – Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
04/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
04/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/10 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s
04/11 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/13 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
04/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
04/17 – Montreal, QC @ Jacky and Judy
04/18 – New York NY @ Cake Shop
04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
04/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ MOCA
04/21 – Washington, DC @ Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
04/22 – Salem, NC @ Krankies Winston
04/24 – Nashville, TN @ The End
04/25 – Shreveport, LA @ Collective
04/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
04/27 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
04/28 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
04/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
05/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
05/02 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
05/03 – Pomona, CA @ Alladin’s
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
05/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

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Aesop Rock Announces LP #6 'Skelethon" To Release This July On Rhymesayers

Acerizzle aka Aesop Rock (not to be confused with A$AP Rocky) announced today that his 6th solo album Skelethon will be released on July 10th via indie hip hop giant, Rhymesayers. Skelethon marks the first solo LP in five years since Aesop's last album None Shall Pass was released in 07. The album features guest spots from Ace's Hail Mary Mallon Co-horts Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, as well as wifey Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Grimace Federation, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan and his Uncluded partner in crime Kimya Dawson. The new album is 100% produced by Aesop Rock which is awesome as Aesop is coming into his own as a producer, but at the same time sad as we won't hear Aesop spit over any El-P or Blockhead beats this time around. Check out the album's full tracklist below.

1. Leisureforce
2. ZZZ Top
3. Cycles To Gehenna
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Fryerstarter
6. Ruby '81
7. Crows 1
8. Crows 2
9. Racing Stripes
10. 1,000 O'Clock
11. Homemade Mummy
12. Grace
13. Saturn Missiles
14. Tetra
15. Gopher Guts

It may be a minute before we get our first taste of Skelethon but this April we will get our first taste of Aesop's upcoming collaboration with singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson, The Uncluded, with Rhymesayers upcoming Record Store Day 2012 Picture Disc. The split 10"vinyl will feature brand new, exclusive and unreleased tracks from Atmosphere called "Someday Soon" and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock x Kimya Dawson) titled "Bats". This release RSD release is a limited run with only 2000 copies, so make sure you get your hands on one. Check out more music from Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson from last year's Daytrotter Session.

[Download] Dirty Ghosts - "Ropes That Way"

The San Francisco band Dirty Ghosts return with a new track from their forthcoming album Metal Moon which is set to arrive as the 21st of February via Last Gang Records. The track, which premiered on Spinner, is titled "Ropes That Way" and available for your listening pleasure below. Allyson Baker told Spinner that "This is probably one of the most fun songs we made on the record" and the record shows that! Punky with a hook. Perfect.

[News] Dirty Ghosts Set To Release Debut Album 'Metal Moon', Co-Produced By Aesop Rock

Our good friends Dirty Ghosts, who helped us rock our SXSW party earlier this year, are gearing up to release their long awaited debut LP Metal Moon next year on Last Gang Records. For those that don't know much about the group, the studio band consist of frontwoman Allyson Baker, Carson Binks (both formerly of the SF rock band Parchman Farm) and her hubby, indie rapper Aesop Rock who has co-produced the upcoming LP. The 10 cut album is set to be released on Feb 21st and features the previously release single "Shout It In" (also peep the Aesop Rock Remix) as well as 2 other previously surfaced songs "Battle Slang" "and Steamboat to Concord". All 3 tracks have been re-recorded for the record but you can check out the older versions of each of them below and peep the album's full tracklisting after the jump.

Allyson and her live band (consisting of Allyson Baker, Erin McDermott, Nick Andre, Jason Slota, Lumpy Stapley) will be playing a couple of local shows in California leading up to the album's release as well the 20th annual Noise Pop Festival out in San Francisco. Make sure you check them out if you are in the area and stay in tuned to the group's website and Facebook page for more upcoming dates.

Metal Moon Tracklisting:

1. Ropes That Way
2. Shout It In
3. Surround The Controls
4. Battle Slang
5. No Video
6. Katana Rock
7. 19 in '71
8. Steamboat to Concord
9. Pretty Face
10. Beast Size
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