February’s edition of Communion Club Night set to include Cruiser, Brave Baby, Oh No Fiasco and more

Communion US Feb 2014 06 PA-3Communion Club Night at Underground Arts continues next month and will feature Cruiser, Brave Baby, Oh No Fiasco, JOHNNYSWIM, Damn Right!, Commonwealth Choir, Modern Inventors, and Caveman. Check out Cruiser’s Key Studio Session and get tickets to the February 6th show here.


Caveman added to Phosphorescent show at Union Transfer on 1/21


Brooklyn indie rock band Caveman have been added to Phosphorescent‘s January 21st show at Union Transfer.  The afro-beat / dream pop influenced outfit released its self-tilted sophomore effort earlier this year, following up 2011′s Coco Beware debut.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Watch Caveman perform “In the City” below followed by “Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent.

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Listen to Vacationer’s remix of “In the City” by Caveman (playing Underground Arts on 12/12)


Vacationer‘s latest remix project gave Caveman‘s epic “In the City” a tropical reworking.  The local chillwave outfit, led by Kenny Vasoli, layered harp sweeps over the downtempo-ed vocals and put in their signature crackle to give the remix a dreamy lagoon vibe.  Vacationer will play a set at next week’s Winterfest, happening at the Electric Factory and Underground Arts with Washed Out and YACHT.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Stream and download the remix of “In the City” below.


Download Les Professionnels remix of Caveman’s “In the City” (playing Milkboy on 8/30)


Local dance music renegades Les Professionnels continue their string of Milkboy residencies this week with the return of Party on August 30th.  Also continuing is the Philly trio’s release of top-notch remixes – this week brings a reworking of Caveman‘s epic “In the City” off of the Brooklyn group’s self-titled LP (released this year through Fat Possum).  Les Prof’s affinity for a spacey atmosphere comes through loud and clear in the remix, wrapping the lyrics in a cosmic blanket of sultry beats and blips.  Les Professionnels welcome Jansen, Baby Eagle, DJ SYLO and Grande Marshall to Milkboy this Friday for Party. Tickets and information can be found here.  Stream and download the remix of “In the City” below.  Catch Caveman at The TLA when they open for Ra Ra Riot on October 10th (info here).


Caveman, Cayucas added as support for Ra Ra Riot at The TLA on 10/10


Ra Ra Riot‘s upcoming gig at The TLA has become a indie pop triple threat with Caveman and Cayucas now set to open the night.  Both supporting bands are touring behind recent releases – Caveman with its inquisitive, dream-pop / afro-beat self-titled LP and Cayucas with its upbeat indie pop debut Bigfoot.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show on October 10th can be found here.  Below, watch Caveman’s Hitchcockian clip for “In the City” and Cayucas’ video for “Cayucos.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Caveman at Johnny Brenda’s, Bonobo at The TLA, Young Man at North Star Bar, Tylan at World Cafe Live

CavemanCaveman headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of their self-titled sophomore effort.  The Brooklyn band turned heads with their 2011′s CoCo Beware debut, an album that displayed an affinity for theatrical synths and instrumental phrases threaded and revisited throughout the tracks.  The four-piece employs that cohesiveness again on the new LP, with guitar riffs in lead single “In the City” being reprised in “Over My Head” and even echoing hooks from CoCo Beware standout “Old Friend.”  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Son Step and Pure Bathing Culture can be found here.  Stream “In the City” below.

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Stream Caveman’s new album via NPR First Listen (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 4/11)

CavemanCaveman began sharing snippets of their new record in late January with the majestically enticing “In the City,” a track that set the bar high for the rest of the self-titled sophomore effort.  Now with the release just a week away, the Brooklyn band’s multifaceted pop / rock album is streaming in full through NPR’s First Listen feature.  With slow burners like “Ankles” and “I See You” supporting the instantaneous allure of “In the City,” Caveman have followed up their 2010 debut CoCo Beware with an album that gets better and better with each listen.  The five-piece will be in town on April 11th for a show at Johnny Brenda’s with Pure Bathing Culture and Son Step; tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Stream the album via NPR here and stream “In the City” below.


Caveman share new track “In the City” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 4/11)

New York indie rock outfit Caveman have a new album coming out on April 2nd via Fat Possom Records.  On the track they shared this week called “In the City” the band seems to be hinting at a more outwardly expansive sound a la Peter Gabriel, latching onto the polished 80s vibes of their post-chamber pop debut CoCo Beware with lush arrangements and solid soundscapes.  Caveman play Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th with Pure Bathing Culture and Son Step; tickets and information can be found here.  Stream “In the City” below.


Caveman recording a new album (playing Johnny Brenda’s 4/11)

In case you weren’t aware of their status as “Discovery of 2011″ from NPR, Brooklyn rockers Caveman have already made their New Year’s resolve to take back 2013. The glam indie five-piece announced plans to record a brand new album set for release in early 2013 accompanied by a wave of tour dates, wrapping up with a finale performance at Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th (get your tickets for the 21+ show here). Their 2011 full-length debut, CoCo Beware, is an experimental collection of pensive chamber pop tracks like “Old Friend.” CoCo Beware, with its melancholic guitar riffs and slow moody lyrics, is a hypnotic set of lullabies for a post-rock generation. You can download “Thankful” from the band’s website here, and check out their video for “Great Life” below.


Saturday and Sunday Concert Picks: Arc in Round, Built to Spill, Free Energy, Steve Wynn, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Mynabirds

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Here’s our concert picks for Saturday and Sunday


WXPN and R5 Productions present Arc in Round for their Record Release Party at Johnny Brenda’s. The 21+ show begins at 9 PM, go here to purchase tickets.

Free Energy & Grandchildren at Morgan’s Pier–21+, 5 PM, FREE

Built to Spill/Caveman at Union Transfer, 8:30 PM, all ages, go here to purchase tickets.

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 open for The Fleshtones at North Star Bar, this 21+ show begins at 9 PM, tickets are $15


Bonnie “Prince” Billy at the Trocadero, 7:30 PM, all ages, $20-22

The Nebraska folks in Mynabirds who just released their killer new album, Generals earlier this month, play at Johnny Brenda’s, get tickets for the 21+ show here, set begins at 9 PM.