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Get Spooky with Panache in NY this weekend at our Two Parties featuring King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Purling Hiss, Del Zeppelin & more! Panache is excited to announce two Halloween Parties this upcoming week in NY! Hosting six events during CMJ just wasn’t enough, so we felt like we owed both you and ourselves another opportunity to rage. Panache artists like Purling Hiss, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies, Tonstartssbandht will all be celebrating the festivities in spooky fashion. Delicate Steve will be doing a special Led Zeppelin covers set as Del Zeppelin and I’ve heard one of our artists might even be making an appearance as Cher. Don’t miss either one of these!! Thurs Oct 30th is FREE, and you can RSVP here. For Halloween night on Friday Oct 31, we’re only releasing a limited amount of tickets, so get yours quick, it will sell out! Tickets available here! Our favorite Ny DJ Jonathan Toubin has concocted his annual fabulous Halloween Haunted Hop mix, check it out as you get ghoulish this week! You can listen to it here.

Panache announces ALL CMJ Events and Set Times

Congrats to Jonathan Toubin Village Voice's Readers Choice BEST DJ IN NEW YORK to New York Night Train’s DJ Jonathan Toubin who was named BEST DJ IN NY by the VILLAGE VOICE. “With most DJs doing their best Steve Aoki impressions in the club, DJ Jonathan Toubin’s “New York Night Train” has felt more refreshing than ever. At his Home Sweet Home residency (beginning at 10:30 p.m. every Friday), Toubin and a slew of special guests spin 45s of the best and most obscure soul and early rock ‘n’ roll. You can do the mashed potato or you can do the twist in this underground cave of a club, where you’ll be surrounded by taxidermy and some serious fans of old-school tunes, or you can catch him at Brooklyn Bowl one Saturday out of every month. Who doesn’t want Sam Cooke to soundtrack their night out?” - VILLAGE VOICE

Panache welcomes new agents Josh Iden & Sam Kogon

Panache Booking is thrilled to welcome Josh Iden and Sam Kogon as agents to the Panache Team.

Josh Iden is a lifelong Beatles fan and avid vinyl enthusiast, Josh brings a unique combination of aesthetic and expertise to his role as Agent for Panache. His passion and enthusiasm for seeking out and nurturing exciting new talent, along with his current roster of brilliant young artists, are the perfect fit for the Panache family. His roster includes Heaters, Honey, EZTV, The Mystery Lights, Woodsman.

Sam Kogon has been working in music since his college days. Although he studied environmental law at SUNY ESF, he sought refuge playing in bands and hosting a radio show on neighboring campus, Syracuse University. Soon into his college radio career, Kogon found himself conducting interviews with artists of the likes of Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Marky Ramone, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Davies of The Kinks, Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones Manager/Producer), Al Jardine of The Beach Boys, and Davy Jones of The Monkees.  After an interview with The Zombies own Colin Blunstone, Sam was taken on by Talent Consultants International as their youngest agent. At the age of 22, Sam was representing industry legends such as The Zombies, Ronnie Spector, The Yardbirds, and Badfinger. As great as it was working with his idols, Sam made the decision to leave TCI and pursue working with newer groups in the earlier stages of their careers. He’s delighted to call Panache his new home! His roster includes Arp, The Blow, Chris Cohen, Haley Bonar, Javelin, Slim Twig, Tonstartssbandht, U.S. Girls, Ultimate Painting, VietNam, and Walter TV.

Panache Announces Two Official CMJ Showcases & Hangover Brunch is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting two official CMJ Showcases this year. We’ll be bringing in acts from all over the world including White Fence, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Purling Hiss, Meatbodies, Dune Rats, Happyness, Ultimate Painting, Calvin Love & more. This year’s CMJ will mark the debut of our Panache Hangover Brunch & Daytime Party which will feature special acoustic and lo-fi sets from some of our roster. Panache’s Official Showcases will take place Wed Oct 22nd @ Knitting Factory and Friday Oct 24th @ Baby’s All Right. For Wed more info here. For Friday more info here. RSVP to our Hangover Brunch here, it’s free! We’ll be announcing more events soon! Both of our official showcases will also feature our infamous photo booth and some new panache merch!

Ty Segall returns to NY with two nights at Webster Hall & performs new song on Conan

Panache is very excited to announce that Ty Segall will be returning to NYC and performing two shows at Webster Hall on Sept 17th and 18th.  Wand and La Luz will be support. This much anticipated return will be supporting the release of Ty’s new album Manipulator which will be out on Drag City on August 26th. Watch Ty’s late night performance on Conan where he debuts a new song “Feel” here. Purchase tickets to the Webster Hall shows on Sept 17th here and Sept 18th here.

Mac DeMarco announced on Polaris Prize short list & Terminal 5 Show announced is thrilled to announce that Mac DeMarco has been announced on the Polaris Prize short list for his current album Salad Days. Polaris Prize honors the best album of the year by a Canadian artist. Other artists in the running include Drake, Arcade Fire, and Owen Pallett. At the ripe old age of 24, Mac has already released three albums to date and toured the globe charming fans not only in Canada and the United States but internationally as he’s sold out venues across Asia, Australia, South America, North America, and Europe. Mac DeMarco will be performing at Terminal 5 on Tues Nov 4th with international acts Connan Mockasin and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Tickets go on sale Friday and can be found here.

Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz and Juan Wauters announced at 4 Knots Festival in New York in July Panache is very excited to announce the addition of Mac DeMarco to the 4 Knots Festival lineup. He will be joining Panache artists Speedy Ortiz and Juan Wauters on July 12th down at the South Street Seaport in New York. Definitely one of our favorite Ny summer past times. Kick back and join us as we rock the summer away, rain or shine! More info here.

Panache announces Northside Festival Showcase @ Baby's All Right Panache is excited to announce our Northside Festival showcase on Thursday June 12 at Baby’s All Right. The lineup features Hunters, Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Walter TV, Homeshake, Juan Wauters, Big Ups and a very special dj set from Mr. Jonathan Toubin who will be closing the evening with a soul set.  Thee Oh Sees will also be in town playing a daytime show at McCarren Park that weekend. We will be announcing more details soon. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!!! You can RSVP here.

Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall & Jacco Gardner announced on FYF Fest's lineup is thrilled to announce that one of our favorite festival’s FYF Fest has announced their lineup. Panache artists Ty Segall and Mac DeMarco will be returning for another consecutive year, and Netherland’s Jacco Gardner will be making his debut performance at the festival which takes place this year at its new home, LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park. Full lineup and details here. Hope to see you out there in the sun!

Artist Updates

Deli Magazine

Deli Mag reviews The Mystery Lights M for Montreal CMJ Performance

JP Basileo likens The Mystery Lights Mike Brandon to the “crazy evil gang leader from the Warriors”

Independent Music News

Independent Music News reviews Heaters' Solstice EP

Richard Archer reviews new Heaters EP

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene interviews Greg Cartwright of Reining Sound

On Shattered, which Cartwright and his latest lineup cut at Brooklyn’s Daptone Studios, the journey from post-heartbreak despair to the light at the end of the tunnel is highlighted by neo-vintage-classic-sounding tunes like the organ-dripping, dark, bluesy meditation “In My Dreams” to the rocked-out Stones-y rave-up “My My.”

The Daily Illini

The Daily Illini interviews Mac DeMarco

From Montreal to Brooklyn, Mac DeMarco has quickly turned into a laid-back, surf-rock sensation with a propensity for songwriting. His most recent album, Salad Days placed No. 11 on Billboards US Top Rock Albums, and DeMarco’s songwriting has transformed his persona on the newest record.


Scoop announces Tonstartssbandht's New Zealand tour

Their sound inevitably grows in a live setting as the two brothers blaze through super tight long-form jams. Edwin’s driving percussion never drops a beat, while Andy creates luscious and expansive sounds on his 12-string Danelectro, melding perfectly with the duo’s angelic vocal harmonies.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly Premieres New Quintron & Miss Pussycat "Do The Raid" Video!

Quintron and Missy Pussycat’s “Do The Raid” is something that would belong right next to “Time Warp” in Rocky Horror Picture Show, but it has more distortion—and plenty of puppets. For over a decade, the New Orleans-based duo have been making psych-heavy rock that’s easy to dance to: In the “Do The Raid” video, Miss Pussycat bops around with her maracas as Quintron flops his hair around to the beat of the music, which sounds a lot like what LCD System was aiming for with 2007’s “Watch the Tapes.”
The puppets, though, who Miss Pussycat makes and frequently performs with, are the video’s real stars. Most are unidentifiable shapes like the one-eyed blob, but there is one adorable panda wearing a bow-tie—no matter how cute they are though, they’re all pretty unruly: The video ends with one of the more colorful puppets setting some sticks of dynamite off.

Clash Music

Clash Music features Haley Bonar's "Eat For Free"

Uncovered by Low’s Alan Sparhawk as a raw, youthful talent, the progression of Haley Bonar has resulted in some special recordings. Rooted in folk and Americana, her stark, honest yet endearing songwriting has a rare poetry, with her words able to sketch out vivid scenes.

New Times Miami

New Times Miami announces Marnie Stern's show at Gramps

What better way to end the week than with a final blowout featuring none other than New York’s own ax-ripping songstress Marnie Stern.


Exclaim features Slim Twig's "Maintain the Charade"

The fuzzed-out post-punk song is treated to an equally off-kilter video. Abstract and without any obvious narrative, the grainy black and white clip follows a series of creepy, cloaked figures as they walk around a cityscape.

Commercial Appeal

Commercial Appeal announces Reigning Sound's show at Hi-Tone Cafe

Cartwright, who performed a solo in-store at Goner Records this summer to mark the disc’s release, will be back with full band in tow this weekend.


NPR puts Happyness beside The Velvet Underground and Belle & Sebastian

For a song about scalping Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, “Montreal Rock Band Somewhere” begins on a surprisingly upbeat note. The ambient drone that closes the track seems more fitting of Happyness’ wry, dark lyrics.

Chart Attack

Chart Attack transforms Mac DeMarco's Reddit AMA into a playlist

Mac DeMarco is a very talented singer/songwriter, but sometimes that takes a backseat to how his fans receive him: as a living internet meme. So naturally that makes him a perfect candidate for a Reddit AMA.

San Diego City Beat

San Diego City Beat announces O'Death at Soda Bar

There are plenty of bands stomping their feet and strumming acoustic guitars and banjos these days, but none of them hold a candle to the gothic Americana of O’Death. Like Bonnie “Prince” Billy combined with the Louvin Brothers, they do old-timey folk that’s beautifully dark.

Consequence of Sound

Consequence of Sound reviews Ultimate Painting's self-titled LP

Ultimate Painting take their record collections and transcend their influences. As the album progresses, a distinct vision emerges from the duo.

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan covers King Gizzard at CMJ

Then there was King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, no strangers to Baby’s All Right, who came armed with three guitarists, two drummers, a flute and an insane amount of energy. The Australian band may have played more shows during CMJ than any other band, but their crazed stage presence never flagged, nor did audiences bouncing.


SXSX welcomes first-timers The Gooch Palms

The Gooch Palms have spent the last four years creating minimalist garage-punk, building a solid fanbase across their native Australia, and supporting established acts like Thee Oh Sees and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. After getting a taste of the USA during their first overseas tour earlier this year, The Gooch Palms are coming back for more at SXSW in March.


Pitchfork Highlights Quintron's Spellcaster II LP in Shake Appeal!

His latest LP shows an artist doing a lot more than just making novelty music. “Something Is Wrong With Jim Bob” is 90 seconds of arid, instrumental guitar. “Fatal Harmonic” is a track by the Weather Warlock, his project featuring a device that’s controlled by the elements (an undeniable highlight at Gonerfest). The best part of the album by a mile is “Do the Raid”, which is probably the best Quintron and Miss Pussycat song of the past decade. It’s a sneering track where they stare down a young student and say, “Your parents are dumb, kid, do the fuckin’ math.”
Truly, an anthem for elementary school teachers who no longer give a fuck.


Pitchfork features "Backer", a new short film staring Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco stars in a goofy video sketch called “Backer”, directed by Cole Kush. He plays a character named Dave Fuck who is a “backer”, as in, it is his job to help drivers back up their cars. However, he turns a seemingly menial task into something more poetic, exploring his dreams and realizations.


Nola features Quintron's Weather Warlock

We’ve been listening to the live stream of Mr. Quintron’s Weather Warlock, an analog synthesizer whose sensors gather data on light, precipitation, wind and temperature and transform the readings into sound.

The Bay Bridged

The Bay Bridged announces O'Death's bay area shows

Brooklyn’s O’Death dropped their fourth studio album Out Of Hands We Go a few weeks ago and they’re playing shows at Brick & Mortar Music Hall and Leo’s Music Club this week with support from Guy Blakeslee and Stone Jack Jones.


NPR puts Happyness atop the list of wonderful discoveries at CMJ

This young English trio has a twisted, dry, 21st-century sense of humor and a musical foot in the fuzzy ‘90s. Unlike so much of what I saw at CMJ, the songs by Happyness distinguish themselves from each other in tone, rhythm and degrees of sadness and appropriately, happiness.

The New York Times

The New York Times covers King Gizzard at CMJ

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, from Australia, clearly don’t take themselves entirely seriously, but they tore into their hopped-up boogie drone, topped with blues harp. Immigrant Union revived the folk-rock wing of psychedelia.

The New York Times

The New York Times talks Happyness at CMJ

There was a British contingent, too, bands like Circa Waves, with the relentless rhythm-guitar drive of the Strokes; Happyness, whose slightly bent song structures echo the 1990s indie-rock of Pavement and the Replacements; and the Crookes, which reached back toward the Beatles by way of the Smiths.


Noisey premiers Slim Twig's new video "Maintain the Charade"

Slim Twig’s video for “Maintain The Charade” (directed by Meg Remy of US Girls) is, I’m pretty sure, about a shrouded Casper the Friendly Ghost wandering, innocent and undead, through the landscape of 400 Blows. I could be wrong. But it works real well regardless.

Now Toronto

Now Toronto covers Reigning Sound at The Horse Shoe

I’ve seen Reigning Sound three times. It’s always at the Horseshoe. It’s always more or less the same: packed house of flannel and denim and toques, a set list of Reigning Sound standards cut with tracks from whatever new record they’re pushing. And it’s always the best.