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“She was strong. She was sexy. She was vulnerable.” Aldous Harding reflects on an unforgettable Joan As Police Woman...
05/20/2019
Aldous Harding Wants You to Be a 'Designer' | AdHoc Presents

“She was strong. She was sexy. She was vulnerable.” Aldous Harding reflects on an unforgettable Joan As Police Woman performance.

Aldous Harding keeps her focus so you can let go. Have you ever seen the New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding perform? There’s something about her stage (and desk!) presence that’s just as commanding and poignant as her compositions. She sings with total concentration, gazing into the di...

05/15/2019
The Manhattan Front Official Trailer

The Workers Unite! Film Festival is continuing through 5/23 at Cinema Village and other locations! Tonight "The Manhattan Front" screens at Cinema Village with a Director Q&A and Special SAG-AFTRA, WGA-East, AFM Panel afterwards.

Grab tickets here: bit.ly/TixWUFF8

Women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered WW1. Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan…

We’re stoked to share Grim Streaker’s debut LP. Listen here, and catch their record release show at ALPHAVILLE. this...
05/14/2019
Stream Grim Streaker’s Defiant Debut LP, No Vision | AdHoc Presents

We’re stoked to share Grim Streaker’s debut LP. Listen here, and catch their record release show at ALPHAVILLE. this Thursday 5/16.

The Brooklyn punk band’s debut record is scuzzy and sordid. I have a confession: Long ago—well, last week—I imagined that I would introduce the self-described “noise goth skate punk” outfit Grim Streaker’s debut record, No Vision, by pointing to its angstiest track as an example of the b...

The Workers Unite! Film Festival is happening now through 5/23 at Cinema Village and other locations! The Festival showc...
05/13/2019
Workers Unite Film Festival

The Workers Unite! Film Festival is happening now through 5/23 at Cinema Village and other locations! The Festival showcases films from around the world which highlight workers and their efforts to unite + organize for better living conditions and social justice.

Grab tickets here: bit.ly/TixWUFF8

The Workers Unite Film Festival is NYC's celebration of global labor solidarity. Twenty days of films about workers fighting worldwide for dignity and justice.

🌸 Check out Mattiel's playlist and read our interview with her about "Satis Factory" ahead of her shows tonight and t...
05/10/2019
Mattiel Shares the Rock Songs She’s Listening to Right Now | AdHoc Presents

🌸 Check out Mattiel's playlist and read our interview with her about "Satis Factory" ahead of her shows tonight and tomorrow!

Check out the Atlanta musician’s playlist, and learn the meaning behind the title of her new record, Satis Factory. “Keep the Change,” the lead single from Mattiel’s upcoming sophomore LP, Satis Factory, sees the Atlanta-based singer-songwriter at her irresistible best. From the very first l...

Tonight! Red Bull Music Festival New York will debut Moor Mother’s new work, Red Summer – a one-of-a-kind performanc...
05/09/2019

Tonight!

Red Bull Music Festival New York will debut Moor Mother’s new work, Red Summer – a one-of-a-kind performance occurring in four parts. The show will include collaborations with Black Quantum Futurism, rapper Elucid, Moor Mother’s free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements, legendary jazz pianist Amina Claudine Myers, and a host of other contributors.

Tickets for Red Bull Music Festival New York are selling fast! Get yours today at redbull.com/nyc

🥞 Check out Radiator Hospital's new video! Their record release party is at Trans-Pecos on May 19.
05/07/2019
Radiator Hospital’s New Video Makes Pancakes Look Scary | AdHoc Presents

🥞 Check out Radiator Hospital's new video! Their record release party is at Trans-Pecos on May 19.

Check out the Philly band’s new music video for “My Fire.” In the unlikely but theoretically possible circumstance that you’ve spent as much time researching Philly-based pop-punk outfit Radiator Hospital as I have, you might be familiar with an old demo of theirs called “My Fire,” which...

🌸 Take a moment to relax with the ASMR-inspired video for Virtual Perfection Cowboy's track “Natureboy”!
05/02/2019
Virtual Perfection Cowboy’s “Natureboy” Video Is an ASMR Delight | AdHoc Presents

🌸 Take a moment to relax with the ASMR-inspired video for Virtual Perfection Cowboy's track “Natureboy”!

This music video may make you feel something—maybe a lot of things. In an effort to elicit an autonomic sensory motor response—a pleasant, tingling sensation in the head and neck triggered by certain audio and visual stimuli, believed to promote relaxation and relieve stress—the Queens artist ...

🌱 Check out the Aaron Dessner's playlist via BrooklynVegan ahead of this weekend's 37d03d festival!🎟: bit.ly/2ZOmG...
05/02/2019
Aaron Dessner made a playlist ahead of this weekend's 37d03d NYC festival

🌱 Check out the Aaron Dessner's playlist via BrooklynVegan ahead of this weekend's 37d03d festival!

🎟: bit.ly/2ZOmGaM

Listen to Aaron Dessner's new playlist, including music by Big Red Machine, Anais Mitchell & Justin Vernon, Boys Noize, Greg Fox, This Is The Kit, Sinkane, and more.

🏄‍♀️ We caught up with Jason and Emily ahead of Dehd’s 5/17 record release show at Union Pool. Check out the ...
05/01/2019
Dehd's Many Forms of Love | AdHoc Presents

🏄‍♀️ We caught up with Jason and Emily ahead of Dehd’s 5/17 record release show at Union Pool. Check out the interview here.

Jason Balla and Emily Kempf broke up and wrote a “relationship album” at the same time. Imagine if Nora Ephron wrote a Pitchfork-produced screenplay: Boy moves to Chicago; girl moves to Chicago. Boy starts a solo project; girl starts a solo project. They go on tour together, eventually combining...

☁️ Matt Kivel’s latest, dreamy single is the perfect Tuesday morning soundtrack.
04/30/2019
Matt Kivel’s New Single Is About Saying Goodbye to Old Friends | AdHoc Presents

☁️ Matt Kivel’s latest, dreamy single is the perfect Tuesday morning soundtrack.

More delicate pop from the New York artist’s upcoming record, last night in america. Since 2012, New York-based singer-songwriter Matt Kivel has been releasing delicate, ambient pop music, often using guitar and vocals to craft his melancholic tracks. Most recently, Kivel released “l.a. coliseum...

💥 ICYMI, CAMP COPE took over Warsaw Concerts last Thursday for a killer show! Scott Hoffmann Photography captured it ...
04/27/2019
Photo Gallery: Camp Cope at Warsaw | AdHoc Presents

💥 ICYMI, CAMP COPE took over Warsaw Concerts last Thursday for a killer show! Scott Hoffmann Photography captured it all!!

Check out photos of Camp Cope, Thin Lips and Oceanator from their packed house show at Warsaw! Camp Cope took over Warsaw last night, April 25, with support from Thin Lips and Oceanator. Scott Hoffmann was there to capture the incredibly powerful performances. Check it out below. Thin Lips Camp Cope...

👀 One week until 37d03d at Pioneer Works with Boys Noize on Friday 5/3 and Big Red Machine (Bon Iver + Aaron Dessner ...
04/26/2019
37d03d

👀 One week until 37d03d at Pioneer Works with Boys Noize on Friday 5/3 and Big Red Machine (Bon Iver + Aaron Dessner of The National) on Saturday 5/4!

37d03d is a two-night performance collaboration coming out of a five-day residency at Pioneer Works. Featuring headline performances from Boys Noize on Friday and Big Red Machine (Aaron Dessner of The National + Justin Vernon of Bon Iver), on Saturday, all participants in 37d03d will perform in some...

🤠 If you saw black midi at ALPHAVILLE. in March, you may have wondered where they got their cowboy hats. Read our int...
04/26/2019
“We Need to Fly Into the Energy Zone:” Black Midi’s Epic Math Rock | AdHoc Presents

🤠 If you saw black midi at ALPHAVILLE. in March, you may have wondered where they got their cowboy hats. Read our interview to find out.

We caught up with the London-based experimental rock band at the end of their first U.S. tour. The first descriptor that popped into my head when I saw the music video for the London-based experimental rock band Black Midi’s latest single, “Crow’s Perch,” was “seizure-inducing.” Then I t...

‼️ Camp Cope, Thin Lips, Oceanator at Warsaw Concerts TONIGHT is almost sold out, don't miss out! ‼️ 🎟: bit.l...
04/25/2019
What's Going On Thursday?

‼️ Camp Cope, Thin Lips, Oceanator at Warsaw Concerts TONIGHT is almost sold out, don't miss out! ‼️

🎟: bit.ly/2WLKhXM

Tonight's NYC-area shows include Camp Cope, the Tribeca Film Festival, Sunn O))), Hot Water Music, HEALTH, CHIC, Oh Land, Girlpool, Kirin J Callinan, Sloppy Jane, Martin Rev, and more.

Anjimile has a new album in the works. Read our interview with the prolific singer-songwriter.
04/25/2019
Anjimile Becomes Their Own Maker | AdHoc Presents

Anjimile has a new album in the works. Read our interview with the prolific singer-songwriter.

The queer and trans folk artist will record a new album this summer. Indie-folk singer-songwriter Anjimile—born Anjimile Chithambo—started playing guitar in sixth grade, but it wasn’t until the summer before they went off to college that they began writing their own music. “I was grounded th...

Claude Fontaine’s musical journey took her from LA to London and back again. Check out our interview here.
04/24/2019
Claude Fontaine Makes Heartbreak Sound Hopeful | AdHoc Presents

Claude Fontaine’s musical journey took her from LA to London and back again. Check out our interview here.

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter drew on reggae, bossa nova, and Brazilian tropicalia to find sensuality in sorrow. 5,000 miles from home, Claude Fontaine had something of a musical epiphany. The singer-songwriter—born and raised in Los Angeles—was living in London when she stumbled into ...

We caught up with Emily Reo about witchcraft and her new record. Check out the interview and playlist.
04/22/2019
Emily Reo Casts a Spell With This Magic-Inspired Playlist | AdHoc Presents

We caught up with Emily Reo about witchcraft and her new record. Check out the interview and playlist.

The Brooklyn-based artist showcases her fascination with all things occult, from the supernatural to the Orlando Magic. Emily Reo’s new record, Only You Can See It, sees the Brooklyn-based electro-pop star shining. Over ten songs, Reo crafts a rich, layered world that bounces and bops and thrashes...

04/19/2019
Paste Music & Daytrotter

👓 Get pumped for tonight at Union Pool by tuning in now for Elijah Wolf's live session with Paste Music & Daytrotter!!

🎟: bit.ly/2XL02ip

Watch Elijah Wolf live from Paste Studio NYC!

🌸 The self described “ukulele electro pop” songwriter Jackie Mendoza spoke to AdHoc about her wide range of influ...
04/17/2019
Jackie Mendoza’s Experimental Pop Is Haunting and Hypnotic | AdHoc Presents

🌸 The self described “ukulele electro pop” songwriter Jackie Mendoza spoke to AdHoc about her wide range of influences including Tijuana, San Diego and Animal Collective.

The Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer draws on influences ranging from Shakira to Animal Collective. Self-described “ukulele electro pop” songwriter and producer Jackie Mendoza spent the first six years of her life in Tijuana, Mexico, before moving to San Diego with her family. Even though ...

HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE's universe is freaky, fleshy, and feminist. Read our interview with Sarah Squirm.
04/11/2019
HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE Is Fighting Toxic Masculinity, One Exploding Zit at a Time | AdHoc Presents

HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE's universe is freaky, fleshy, and feminist. Read our interview with Sarah Squirm.

Comedian Sarah Sherman talks about her comedy troupe and its fleshy, feminist performance art. About a minute into an Adult Swim Infomercial for the fictitious beauty product “Flayaway,” Sarah Sherman’s comic alter-ego, Sarah Squirm, matter-of-factly explains, “Unlike horses, human body hair...

Dancing rats and cockroaches? Check. Singing trash cans? Check. The F train? Check. Read our interview with Claudi from ...
04/03/2019
Pinc Louds Want You to Feel the Magic and Madness of NYC | AdHoc Presents

Dancing rats and cockroaches? Check. Singing trash cans? Check. The F train? Check. Read our interview with Claudi from Pinc Louds ahead of their upcoming Baby's All Right show.

Meet the underground doowop jazz group that is celebrating the city’s spirit one show at a time. There’s something radical and life-affirming and transformative about Pinc Louds’ music. Take, for example, “Haunted,” a song from their debut album Delancey St. Station, but which they initial...

Check out AdHoc’s Summer 2019 events, editorial, and marketing internships. Apply by April 19 😎
04/03/2019
AdHoc Seeks Interns for Summer 2019 | AdHoc Presents

Check out AdHoc’s Summer 2019 events, editorial, and marketing internships. Apply by April 19 😎

AdHoc is seeking interns to work in our Brooklyn office. All candidates must live in the New York area and be available 12-20 hours per week starting mid-May and ending mid-August. We offer internships in three different concentration areas: events, editorial, and marketing. Events internship tasks....

🌺  Patio talks about being “blessed” by Mitski and literally faking it until you make it.
04/02/2019
“What If Patio Was Real?”: The NYC Trio That Started as a Party Joke | AdHoc Presents

🌺 Patio talks about being “blessed” by Mitski and literally faking it until you make it.

Ahead of their upcoming record release show, the Brooklyn post-punks remember the time Mitski blessed them. Seriously. You know that expression, “Fake it till you make it?” Well, the Brooklyn-based post-punk trio Patio literally did fake it until they made it. Let me explain: Before Patio was a ...

Meet Serpentina, the recepetionist-turned-space dominatrix whose story unfolds in Sharkmuffin’s new EP, 'Gamma Gardeni...
04/01/2019
Sharkmuffin Made a Concept Record About a Designer Baby | AdHoc Presents

Meet Serpentina, the recepetionist-turned-space dominatrix whose story unfolds in Sharkmuffin’s new EP, 'Gamma Gardening.'

Stream the Brooklyn-based glam punk trio’s new EP, Gamma Gardening. The cover of Sharkmuffin’s 2017 release, Tsuki Re​-​Issue Bonus Tracks, features three smiling, floating mermaid alien grunge goddesses. One is blue, one is red, and one is green—it’s like the Powerpuff Girls just discov...

Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and team of Her's this morning. It’s not often that a band comes along that ...
03/29/2019

Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and team of Her's this morning. It’s not often that a band comes along that is so kind, caring, and totally sincere in all that they do. Rest in peace.

🤖 Avey Tare describes his new album “as a reflection of nature as he sees it and of a growing sense of unease about...
03/29/2019
Avey Tare Returns to His Roots | AdHoc Presents

🤖 Avey Tare describes his new album “as a reflection of nature as he sees it and of a growing sense of unease about the future and time”

On his new record, Cows on Hourglass Pond, the Animal Collective founder draws from within. Avey Tare has kept things minimal on his third solo album. Cows On Hourglass Pond sees the artist born Dave Portner pouring himself into lush, groovy sounds in his home studio in Asheville, North Carolina, wh...

With multiple sonic influences and contributors, Andrew Fox transcends his early work with his newest album 'Shock by Sh...
03/21/2019
Andrew Fox’s New Album Is an Imaginary American Road Trip Through the Mind | AdHoc Presents

With multiple sonic influences and contributors, Andrew Fox transcends his early work with his newest album 'Shock by Shock'

Shock by Shock brings together over a dozen friends and collaborators. NYC-based electro-pop guru Andrew Fox left New York a few years ago, only to come back as… himself? It’s true: Shock by Shock—now available to stream and out March 22—is Fox’s first release under his own name. Previousl...

Miraculously, we survived SXSW! So did these polaroid portraits.
03/21/2019

Miraculously, we survived SXSW! So did these polaroid portraits.

We talked to the Northampton, MA-based experimentalist Joe Mygan about his new album, 'Ergo Cue.'
03/20/2019
Joe Mygan Dissects Himself With Sound | AdHoc Presents

We talked to the Northampton, MA-based experimentalist Joe Mygan about his new album, 'Ergo Cue.'

The Northampton, MA-based experimentalist opens up about his dark, glitchy new album. Did you ever go through an “ego death” phase, during which you spent an inordinate amount of time immersed in the online literature on psychedelic experiences, consciousness, and the myriad illusions of “the ...

From Neil Young to Nada to New Order, check out David Vassalotti’s influences.
03/20/2019
Merchandise’s David Vassalotti Shares His Favorite Guitar Songs | AdHoc Presents

From Neil Young to Nada to New Order, check out David Vassalotti’s influences.

Get to know the Philly-based singer-songwriter’s influences. The Philly-based singer-songwriter David Vassalotti’s most recent album is aptly titled Guitar Dream. Produced by Vassalotti’s friend and fellow Merchandise member Carson Cox, the album consists of 10 melancholic post-punk tracks tha...

Some more highlights from day three of our SXSW AdHoc Free For All showcase! 📷: Emily Quirk
03/20/2019

Some more highlights from day three of our SXSW AdHoc Free For All showcase! 📷: Emily Quirk

Another round of amazing photos from day two of our SXSW Free For All showcase! 📸: Bryan Lasky
03/19/2019

Another round of amazing photos from day two of our SXSW Free For All showcase!

📸: Bryan Lasky

Check out these sick shots from our SXSW AdHoc Free For All 2019 - Day One showcase! 🌵📷: Jeanette D. Moses
03/18/2019

Check out these sick shots from our SXSW AdHoc Free For All 2019 - Day One showcase! 🌵

📷: Jeanette D. Moses

AdHoc Free For All - Day 1

AdHoc Free For All - Day 1
03/18/2019

AdHoc Free For All - Day 1

AdHoc Free For All - Day 1
03/18/2019

AdHoc Free For All - Day 1

✌️ Ahead of the release of their new EP, THICK sat down with us and spoke about Craigslist, memes, and their desire ...
03/15/2019
“‘You Must Want to Have Fun:’” THICK Are Here to Party | AdHoc Presents

✌️ Ahead of the release of their new EP, THICK sat down with us and spoke about Craigslist, memes, and their desire to have a Blink-182 cover band.

After signing to a label, the Brooklyn-based feminist punk trio is getting ready to release a new EP. THICK members Nikki Sisti and Shari Page met on Craigslist. It was 2013 or 2014, and Nikki had posted an ad looking for a drummer who shared her and another friend’s love of Blink 182 and FIDLAR. ...

🎷 Ibn Itaka's "My Blue Orange" fuses jazz and hip-hop in this NYC inspired video.
03/15/2019
Ibn Itaka’s New Video Will Remind You Why You Love New York | AdHoc Presents

🎷 Ibn Itaka's "My Blue Orange" fuses jazz and hip-hop in this NYC inspired video.

A collaboration with Onyx Collective’s Isaiah Barr, “My Blue Orange” turns the big city into a romantic, jazzy fantasy. Ibn Itaka, a producer from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, dropped out of business school in Montreal to dedicate himself to producing music full-time. After realizing no one in Puert...

If you’re at SXSW, come say hi to us at Cheer Up Charlie's today! Bands start at noon 🤠
03/14/2019

If you’re at SXSW, come say hi to us at Cheer Up Charlie's today! Bands start at noon 🤠

D.C. punks Gauche touch on "Conspiracy Theories" and goddess worship.
03/12/2019
Gauche Make Boundary-Free Punk | AdHoc Presents

D.C. punks Gauche touch on "Conspiracy Theories" and goddess worship.

The DC supergroup discusses conspiracy theories and goddess worship. “Alex Jones / I hate you too! / Alex Jones / F**k you!” So goes one of the most memorable refrains on the Washington, DC-based punk act Gauche’s latest single, “Conspiracy Theories.” The song is pissed off and playful and...

🤠 Check out our staff curated playlists for our SXSW 2019 AdHoc Free for All at Cheer Up Charlies!!!RSVP here via Do5...
03/11/2019
AdHoc’s SXSW Free for All Playlist | AdHoc Presents

🤠 Check out our staff curated playlists for our SXSW 2019 AdHoc Free for All at Cheer Up Charlies!!!

RSVP here via Do512: 2019.do512.com/freeforall

Whether you’re going to SXSW or not, we’ve got you covered. Ahead of our SXSW Free For All showcases this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Cheer Up Charlies, we made three playlists featuring day-by-day staff picks. On Thursday, revisit the terrors and joys of adolescence with T-Rextasy’s cam...

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