Category Archives: Shows

Artist to Watch: Disco Doom

On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.

Who They Are: The core line up of Anita Rufer, Gabriele De Mario and Flo Goette are supplemented by a rotating cast of drummers and keyboard players. Based out in Zurich, Switzerland, Disco Doom released their first record in 2002.

What They Sound Like: If I mentioned they have recently toured alongside Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr, Deerhoof, Butthole Surfers and Black Angels you might start to paint a picture in your head. Disco Doom are on the fuzzier side of things, I saw them supporting Built to Spill in Oxford in 2008 and was impressed with their live sound, which was a bit more full on than their studio work.

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Northside vs SXSW

There has been plenty of SXSW talk already, the talent/brain drain from the city this week has been noticeable, but that’s ok, we’ll all be hitting 3 or 4 shows a week again before you know it.

Whilst the circus in Austin comes to a climax this weekend, as winter coughs out its last dying breath over here, our thoughts will slowly start turning towards the Summer, and that includes our own sort-of-SXSW, the Northside Festival.

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SXSW Artist to Watch: Solids

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SXSW may have grown up, but the underground is still alive, with hundreds of unknown bands set to hit Austin stages this week. Meet Montreal two-piece, Solids.

Who They Are: Xavier Germain Poitras (vocals, guitars) & Louis Guillemette (drums, vocals) are from Montreal. While we’ve been raving about bands from Toronto for a while now, Montreal has quietly been churning out some great stuff too like The Besnard Lakes, No Joy and Tim Hecker to name a few.

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SXSW Pick: Coachwhips

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SXSW isn’t just for the noobs anymore. Over the past several years, established acts have begun flocking to Austin and even we have to admit, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So whether you know every lyric or are just hearing them for the first time, we want to highlight Coachwhips.

Why You Should Know Them: Maybe you’re more familiar with John Dwyer from Thee Oh Sees, but before that he was rocking out in Coachwhips. With Thee Oh Sees taking a break, Dwyer is putting some energy into his old school project, who blitzed through five albums in their short career.

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SXSW Artist to Watch: WATCHOUT!

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SXSW may have grown up, but the underground is still alive, with hundreds of unknown bands set to hit Austin stages this week. Meet one of Chile’s most exciting psychedelic exports, WATCHOUT!

Who They Are: Martin, Gonzalo and Nicolás and Francisco are from Santiago, Chile, which is home to a veritable goldmine of psychedelic rock bands. The band formed in 2007 and currently have two albums to their name.

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Adam Buxton Is In NYC Tonight and Tomorrow

British comedian/actor Adam Buxton is playing a couple of small sets before heading to SXSW next week.

Tonight he will be at UCB East (details) whilst tomorrow he will be part of a free show at Botanica Bar (details). Longterm New Yorkers may know that the Botanica Bar is where the Knitting Factory first opened before moving on to Tribeca and now Williamsburg.

Buxton first became known in the mid-90s with The Adam and Joe Show in the UK, which was ahead of its time with its ramshackle DIY work ethic and blend of sketches, music parody and toy re-enactments (some clips below). He also directed a video for Radiohead’s Jigsaw Falling Into Place, which is also below the jump.

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La Sera Record Release Show at Baby’s All Right, Debut New Track

Vivian Girls may have just played their last shows but Katy Goodman’s La Sera announced details for their third album, Hour of the Dawn, which is set for release by Hardly Art  on the 13th of May.

To coincide with the release, the band has just announced a show at Baby’s All Right on the 10th of May and tickets are available now, follow La Sera here for all NYC show announcements.

The first single has just been released, called Losing to the Dark, which you can listen to below as well as an album teaser and tracklisting. Sees the Light was my favourite record of 2012, so my expectations are high and this is a great start!

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