Monday, February 29, 2016

Charles Bradley To Release New Album + Video

Charles Bradley has released a video for his song "Change For The World". The track is from his upcoming album Changes.  Check out the Eric Feigenbaum directed clip below.

Changes is scheduled for release on April 1. You can pre-order it HERE.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Video: Bill & Murray - "Bored"

Tel-Aviv trio Bill & Murray recently released a video for their track "Bored". The track is from their album A New Kind of High.
Bill & Murray started as an experimental collaboration between David Blau (guitar and vocals) and Stella Gotshtein (keyboard and vocals). They quickly turned into an active, performing and recording band, with Ran Jacobovitz joining the lineup on drums in 2013. In the past 3 years, the trio has performed all over Israel, participated in international music festivals in North America and Europe, touring in East European and has had the pleasure of being chosen to be the opening act for legendary synth pop artist, Gary Numan. A New Kind of High was written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Gotshtein and Blau over the course of two years and mastered by JJ Golden (Devendra Banhart, Calexico).

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Axel Tosca To Release New Album

New York based pianist Axel Tosca is set to release his new album Axel Tosca on March 25 via ALFI Records.  Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). 

Pre-order the album HERE.

The nine tracks on “Axel Tosca,” touch on musical flavors, a virtual culinary tour of Latin America, Africa, Asia and American funk rhythms. In addition to the stellar special guests, featured performers, include Grammy-winning artist Luques Curtis; Axel’s mother, Xiomara Laugart; vibraphonist Felipe Fournier of the band Super Mambo; Keyon Harrold on trumpet; drummers Dana Hawkins and Skoota Warner; Max Cudworth on alto sax; guitarist Michael Valeanu; Tamer Pinarbasi on the Turkish string Qanun or Kanun; and singers Melanie Charles and Natalie Guillaume. It’s a powerful, larger than life line up and Axel has given each performer a meaty chunk of music to conquer while corralling them into working together in perfect harmony. 

Upcoming: Pokey LaFarge at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 4/3

Pokey LaFarge will be taking the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 3. See below for more details.

Sunday, April 3
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show 8:30PM

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Upcoming: Metric at Hammerstein Ballroom, 3/11

Metric will be taking the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 11. See below for more details.

Metric released their latest album, Pagans In Vegas, September 2015. Check out the video for "The Governess" from the album below.

Friday, March 11
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM
Tickets: $46 - $76

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Upcoming: Wolfmother at Webster Hall, 3/3

Wolfmother will be taking the stage at Webster Hall on March 3.  A favorite of QNYC, Deap Vally, will be supporting so make sure you catch them! See below for more details.  

Wolfmother released their latest album, Victorious, this past Friday.  Check out the video for the title track below.

Thursday, March 3
The Grand Ballroom
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, February 22, 2016

Video: The Duke Spirit - "Hands" + New Album

The Duke Spirit released a video for their single "Hands". The clip was directed by photographer Steve Gullick. The track is from their upcoming album KIN that can be pre-ordered via a Pledge Music project HERE.  Check out the clip below.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sofia Härdig - "Sitting Still"

Check out the new single from Swedish artist Sofia Härdig.  The track is from her upcoming two-part EP, The Street Light Leads To The Sea.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Video: The Rebel Light - "Strangers"

Today we have you, "Strangers" from The Rebel Light. Yeah, yeah, I'm a few months behind picking up on this one but hey, better late than never as they say.  Check out the video & stream below.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Upcoming: David Wax Museum at Rough Trade NYC

David Wax Museum will be making a stop in NY at Rough Trade NYC over in Brooklyn on April 8. See below for more details. 

David Wax Museum released their latest album, Guesthouse, in October 2015.

Haroula Rose
Friday, April 8
64 N 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lissie Releases New Album + Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Lissie released her new album My Wild West last week…check out the video for "Don't You Give Up On Me" below. She will be making two stops in New York. The first stop will be on April 18 at Bowery Ballroom and the following night, April 19, she'll pop over to Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. See below for more details.

Skrizzly Adams
Monday, April 18
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM


Skrizzly Adams
Tuesday, April 19
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Tour Dates

  • 03/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
  • 03/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
  • 04/01 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
  • 04/02 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
  • 04/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 04/05 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
  • 04/07 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
  • 04/08 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Austin
  • 04/09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
  • 04/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
  • 04/12 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
  • 04/14 - Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
  • 04/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
  • 04/16 - Boston, MA @ Royale
  • 04/18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 04/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 04/21 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
  • 04/22 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
  • 04/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Video: Hozier - "Cherry Wine"

Hozier is doing is part in calling attention to domestic violence. A special iTunes single of his song "Cherry Wine" has been released with proceeds of the single going to international domestic abuse charities.  To purchase the song, click HERE. For more info and a list of benefiting charities, click HERE. Check out the video below.

"With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship. I'm honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, video director Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue." 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Video: Harriet - "Inheritance"

Harriet released a video for their song "Inheritance" last week.  The track is from their new album, American Appetite. Check out the Ethan Berger directed clip below.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Upcoming: Kimberly Nichole at Rockwood Music Hall, 2/14

(photo credit: Kimberly Nicole Instagram)

Kimberly Nichole will be taking the stage at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14.  See below for details. If you haven't had a chance to catch this lady live, I highly suggest you do. You won't regret it.

Sunday, February 14
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 
Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Video: The Dumplings - "Technicolor Yawn"

Poland's The Dumplings will be making their SXSW debut. In honor of that, we bring to you their video for "Technicolor Yawn". Check it out below.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Trixie Whitley Releases New Album + Tour

From Trixie Whitley's Facebook page…

Dearest friends & fans who purchased tickets for the upcoming NA shows, it is with much regret that I have to share I was diagnosed with a medical condition this past Friday which demanded me to postpone the upcoming North American tour dates. I am saddened for not being able to hit the road right away but rest assured I will make it up with double the strength as soon as I've been able to heal and take the necessary rest. The dates will be re-scheduled and I look forward to presenting the new music for you as soon as that time comes around. Thank you so much for all the support so far. With much love,

Refunds available at point of purchase.

Trixie Whitley released her soulful new album, Porta Bohemica, on February 5. A North American tour has been announced with a stop in Brooklyn at Rough Trade (dates below). Check out the video clip for "Soft Spoken Words" below, a track from the album.

Friday, March 18
64 N 9th Street
Brookyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Tour Dates


  • 3 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
  • 4 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
  • 5 - Montreal, QC - L'Astral
  • 6 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
  • 8 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
  • 10 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
  • 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
  • 12 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
  • 13 - Carrboro, NC - Cat'c Cradle (Back Room)
  • 15 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
  • 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade


  • 5 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
  • 6 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
  • 8 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
  • 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Upcoming: The Congress at Rockwood Music Hall, 2/11

The Congress will be taking the Rockwood Music Hall stage this Thursday, February 11…see details below.

The Sun Parade
Thursday, February 11
196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:15PM / Show: 9:30PM

Upcoming: Spirit Animal at Mercury Lounge, 2/11

Spirit Animal will be taking the Mercury Lounge stage this Thursday, February 11…see below for details.  The band are scheduled to release their EP World War IV on February 19 via Wind-up Records.

Argonaut & Wasp
Thursday, February 11
217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM

The Lumineers To Release New Album + Tour

The Lumineers will release their new album Cleopatra on April 8 via Dualtone.  You can pre-order the album in a variety of formats including a deluxe version with four additional tracks, HERE. Listen to the first single, "Ophelia", from the record below.

Tour dates have been announced! Check out the list of dates below…nothing for New York yet, it seems.

Tour Dates

  • 14 Apr             Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
  • 15 Apr             Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
  • 18 Apr             Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
  • 19 Apr             Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
  • 23 Apr             London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
  • 27 Apr             Paris, France @ Le Trianon
  • 28 Apr             Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
  • 29 Apr             Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
  • 2 May              Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
  • 4 May              Hamburg, Germany @ Gross Freiheit 36
  • 6 May              Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
  • 8 May              Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
  • 9 May              Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
  • 10 May            Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
  • 21 May            Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
  • 22 May            Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
  • 25 May            Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
  • 27 May            San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • 28 May            Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 29 May            Napa Valley @ Bottle Rock Festival
  • 31 May            Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 1 Jun               Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
  • 3 Jun               Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
  • 7 Jun               Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 10 Jun             Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! @  Power & Light District
  • 11 Jun             Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
  • 12 Jun             St. Louis, MI @ Peabody Opera House
  • 14 Jun             St. Paul, MN @ Myth
  • 15 Jun             Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
  • 19 Jun             Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
  • 20 July            Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale
  • 21 July            Sesto al Reghena, Italy @ Sexto 'NPlugged

Track List

  • Sleep On The Floor
  • Ophelia
  • Cleopatra
  • Gun Song
  • Angela
  • In The Light
  • Gale Song
  • Long Way From Home
  • Sick In The Head
  • My Eyes
  • Patience

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Heavy To Release New Album + Video

UK band The Heavy are set to release their latest album, Hurt & The Merciless on April 1.  The album is available for pre-order, HERE, in a variety of formats including a Limited Edition Deluxe Boxset.  They've released a video for the single "Since You've Been Gone". The clip was directed by Focus Creeps and features Abigail Hardingham and Thomas Turgoose.  Check it out below.

The Heavy are also hitting the road. New York, the March show at National Sawdust is already sold out so if you missed out you'll have to wait for them to come 'round again, sooner rather than later we hope.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Song From Some Velvet Morning

UK band Some Velvet Morning released their new single, "No Walls", this past Friday.  They're releasing a single a month in 2016. This is the second single in the series. Check it out using the handy widget below.

The first single in the series, "Damocles" was released on January, 8.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Video From SATE

SATE recently released a video for her track "What Did I Do?". The Cazhmere directed clip stars Cree Summer.  This song has been on repeat here at QNYC headquarters. I highly recommend you get on board with this lady, she's bad ass.  Check out the video below.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Dead Weather Release Video For "Impossible Winner"

The Dead Weather have released a video for "Impossible Winner", the second single from their latest album Dodge and Burn. The Sophie Muller and Ross McDowell directed clip is a weird, slightly creepy traveling freak show, black and white affair. This is, by the way, is my favorite track from the album.  Check out the clip below.

Wakey Wakey To Release New Album

Wakey Wakey is scheduled to release a new full-length album, Overreactivist, on February 26 via The End Records. Check out the track "Golden" below. It was on the Homeless Poets EP and will be included on the upcoming album…track list below.

Wakey Wakey is embarking on a European tour in March with US dates to be announced…keep an eye out.

Track List

  • Introduction
  • Heartbroke
  • Adam & Eve
  • Overreactivist
  • Golden
  • Homeless Poets
  • Freeze
  • Cruel You
  • Big Town Love
  • Stop Turning
  • Still Life
  • Light & Nothing More
  • C’est La Vie

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Upcoming: Those Manic Seas at Arlene's Grocery, 2/19

Those Manic Seas are heading to NYC. They'll be making a stop at Arlene's Grocery on February 19…see below for more details.  Also, check out their video for the single "Outlier".

Friday, February 19
95 Stanton Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6PM

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sharkmuffin Announce Tour and New Songs

Brooklyn based trio Sharkmuffin have announced tour dates with two dates scheduled for Brooklyn at Aviv and Shea Stadium respectively. See below for full list of tour dates.  

The band will be releasing two new songs, "Red" and "Fun Stuff".  The tracks will be available digitally and on flexi-disc via Little Dickman Records and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Anmlplnet / Thick / Nonsense / Baby Acid
Thursday, March 3
496 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM


Fruit and Flowers / Witch Coast / Heliotropes / Lactate
Sunday, March 27
20 Meadow Street 
(between Waterbury St & Bogart St) 
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM
All Ages

2016 Tour Dates

  • 2/12 @ The Lost Room, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2/13 @ 4th Street Vine, Long Beach, CA
  • 2/14 @ Strummer's, Fresno, CA
  • 2/17 @ Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
  • 2/18 @ Nitelight, Oakland, CA
  • 2/19 @ TBA, San Francisco, CA
  • 2/20 @ Redwood Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2/21 @ GNARBURGER (in-store), Los Angeles, CA
  • 2/23 @ Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
  • 2/24 @ Kelly's Olympian, Portland, OR
  • 2/25 @ The Funhouse, Seattle, WA
  • 2/26 @ Dante's, Portland, OR
  • 2/27 @ Duffy's, Chico, CA
  • 2/28 @ Five Star Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • 3/3 @ AVIV, Brooklyn, NY
  • 3/4 @ Yacht Club, Asbury Park, NJ
  • 3/5 @ Tralfamadore, Philadelphia, PA
  • 3/6 @ The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 3/7 @ Calico Room, Wilmington,NC
  • 3/8 @ Reggie's, Wilmington, NC
  • 3/9 @ The Wrecking Ball, Atlanta, GA
  • 3/10 @ Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
  • 3/11 @ TBA, New Orleans, LA
  • 3/12 @ TBA, Memphis, TN
  • 3/13 @ White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AL
  • 3/14 @ Lolas on 6th, Fort Worth, TX
  • 3/15-3/19 @ SXSX, Austin, TX
  • 3/21 @ Blind Mule, Mobile, AL
  • 3/22 @ Georgia Theatre (roof), Athens, GA
  • 3/23 @ house party, Nashville, TN
  • 3/24 @ Magnolia Bar, Louisville, KY
  • 3/25 @ Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
  • 3/26 @ Hucklebucks, Pottsville, PA
  • 3/27 @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Newport Folk Festival Begin Rolling Line-up Announcements

The Newport Folk Festival began rolling out the line-up for this years festival. They kicked things off with Ray LaMontagne who will perform Friday, July 22 the only day you can still get tickets for!  Also announced, Father John Misty whom will play  Saturday (already sold-out), July 23.

The Newport Folk Festival takes place July 22 - 24 in scenic Newport, RI.