#Brooklyn Steel

Dehd’s Jason Balla discusses the influences behind new album ‘Blue Skies’

Chicago trio Dehd release Blue Skies, their third album and first for Fat Possum, this week. Jason Balla, Emily Kempf and Eric McGrady's unique chemistry and sound hasn't changed, but being on a new label -- and pandemic lockdown -- afforded them a little more time to spend in the studio, and they've honed and tightened their minimal, hooky style. You can check out a few songs, along with their terrific videos (co-directed by Kempf and Kevin Veselka) below.
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Amyl and the Sniffers at Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY on May 19, 2022,

The rise of Amyl and the Sniffers from obscure Aussie punks to a band that is getting bigger by the second has not come overnight. Since being signed by ATO/Atlantic in 2018 and releasing their first, self-titled album in 2019, they’ve gotten more and more renown for their awesome live show with the focal point being singer Amy Taylor, a wiry ball of energy that’s impossible to ignore. If you’re talking stage presence, she’s got it. It also helps that their second album, last year’s Comfort to Me (just reissued in a deluxe edition with some live tracks), is a huge step up in songwriting, musicianship, and production from their previous album and was one of 2021’s finest full-lengths.
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The Afghan Whigs cancel Brooklyn show after bandmember tests positive for Covid

The Afghan Whigs were scheduled to wrap up their spring tour with an NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (5/25), but it's now been cancelled after a band member tested positive for Covid. "TONIGHT'S SHOW IS CANCELLED," a statement from the band reads. "Due to a member of our band testing positive for Covid this morning, we sadly have to cancel tonight's show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. All tickets for this show will now be valid for our upcoming show at Brooklyn Steel on September 15th. If you cannot attend that show, you may request a refund at your point of purchase. We're very sorry not to be seeing you all this evening, but look forward to seeing you in the fall."

Just Announced Shows in NYC

CityParks SummerStage shows announced: Action Bronson, Helado Negro, Kid Capri's Block Party and more. Plus, Check out the full list and get excited to not pay any money to go to good shows outside this summer. Free summer shows also announced at Hudson Yards this summer, including Nation of Language,...

Turnstile took over NYC for 2 shows, 1 w/ surprise guest Blood Orange (pics, review + Fallon video)

You really gotta see it live to get it. I mean, you don't have to -- Turnstile's Glow On was our favorite album of 2021 off the strength of the studio recordings alone -- but as masterful as that album is, you don't get the full picture until you step foot into a Turnstile show. The band welcomed the album's release back in August with a few killer release shows just days before it was officially released, including two in NYC, and they returned here to open for $uicideboy$ at Pier 17 in October, but it took them nine long months to finally bring their proper headlining Glow On tour to NYC, and these shows offered up a cathartic release that you simply can't get anywhere else.
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Alex G Shares New Song "Blessing," Announces Fall North American Tour

Alex Giannascoli, the Philadelphia singer/songwriter and producer best-known as Alex G, has released his first proper single since 2019, “Blessing.” Giannascoli produced the track—out now on Domino, along with a music video—alongside his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait. The artist has also announced a fall North American headlining tour.

Amyl & The Sniffers ripped up Brooklyn Steel w/ Upchuck & C.O.F.F.I.N. (pics)

Amy Taylor is a dynamo. This is not news. Watch one of Amyl & The Sniffers' music videos, or just listen to almost any song, and Taylor's energy and charisma is apparent. While the band's songs would rip regardless, Taylor's all-in delivery makes the band, and that's most obvious at Amyl & The Sniffers' shows, where the group and crowd feed off each other's energy.

Ceremony add last-minute, intimate NYC show with Poison Ruin & Mary Jane Dunphe

Ceremony are on tour supporting Turnstile with Citizen and Ekulu now, and they hit NYC together soon, on Monday (5/23) at Brooklyn Steel. Ahead of that, Ceremony have added a last minute, intimate late-night headlining show in Queens. It happens on Sunday (5/22) at Trans-Pecos, and Poison Ruin and Mary Jane Dunphe open. Tickets are on sale now.

Joyce Manor, Citizen, Prince Daddy & PHONY announce tour (BV presale for NYC)

Joyce Manor are gearing up to release their new album 40 oz. to Fresno on 6/10 via Epitaph, and they've just announced a tour supporting it for this summer. It's a stacked bill all around, with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, and PHONY (aka Neil Berthier, who's been playing acoustic guitar and backing vocals in Joyce Manor's live band). All dates are listed below.

Stereolab prep ‘Switched On’ Vol 5, add 2nd Brooklyn show to tour

Stereolab will be on tour in late summer and fall, and they've added second dates in a few cities since their initial announcement, including an additional NYC show at Brooklyn Steel on October 11, as their 10/10 show at the venue is now sold out. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 AM. Stereolab's updated tour schedule is below.

Tour news: Holly Humberstone, TV Girl, Jessica Lea Mayfield, UMI, Kelsey Waldon, more

Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more. Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield will be touring this August. Most dates are on the West Coast -- L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, more -- but she is playing Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on 8/27 with Homeschool. Head here for all dates.

Just Announced Shows in NYC

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz booked Barclays Center in October. Tickets should go in a blur. Animal Collective is coming to Central Park this summer. Missing this one would be cuckoo-ookoo-ookoo. The mighty Stereolab added a second at Brooklyn Steel in October. You bring the dots, we'll bring the loops. Emo heroes...