This year we’ll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut's The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan's Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore’s Wildhoney and Connecticut’s Sorority Noise.

With the venue being on the smaller side, we expect it to be at capacity all night. To ensure entry without issue — even if we’re at capacity — we’ve made 50 VIP tickets available (you can order one or learn more about them here). Here’s the line-up and info for the show:

Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase
@ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free, VIP tickets limited to 50 // Limited CMJ badges allowed entry.
Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show.

  • The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • Field Mouse
  • Wildhoney
  • Sorority Noise

Here's the Facebook event page if that’s your thing.


We’re partnering up with Father/Daughter Records and heading down to Austin again this March to bring you a really great show! We think F/D is one of the best labels going right now so we’re truly thrilled to partner up with their great roster for this. Also, we’ll have free wine (courtesy of Vindie), free beer (courtesy of Wasatch Brewery and Squatters Craft Beers), free vinyl (courtesy of Gotta Groove Record Pressing) and a lot more freebies for early birds — oh, and the show is also free ^_____^! The line-up is below (we’ll have set times available closer to the date of the show) and you can RSVP, get the address and other info on our event page.


  • Sorority Noise
  • Never Young
  • Diet Cig
  • Enemies
  • Prawn
  • Hiccup
  • Wildhoney
  • Mercury Girls


  • Slingshot Dakota
  • Nai Harvest
  • Donovan Wolfington
  • Ratboys
  • Woozy
  • The Spook School
  • All Dogs

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the acts playing, check out the playlists we made on SoundCloud or on Spotify highlighting each of them! Lastly, this event is an unofficial SXSW showcase, so there’s no need for a badge or wristband to attend. RSVP here.

This June, Iron Pier will host our first official Northside Fest showcase, featuring Self Defense Family, Wildhoney, and Somerset Thrower.

Saturday June 13th 2015, 8pm, at The Acheron.
Tickets via Ticketfly
Northside Fest Details

Self Defense Family: WWWMusic, FB
Wildhoney: WWWMusic, FB
Somerset Thrower: Music and FB


All of these tours either just started or are about to!

Photos from Russian Circles NY Shows

“Having just wrapped up a three-date mini-tour, Russian Circles played two sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. Metal Insider contributing photographer Sarah Churchill was there and captured some photos and summed up the evening.

Russian Circles took a short break from working on their sixth album at GodCity Studio to play three dates with support from Wildhoney out of Baltimore and Cloakroom, hailing from Indiana. They played two sold out nights at Saint Vitus to a welcoming crowd.

I don’t know what they put in the water in Chicago but it seems most of my favorite bands come from there, Russian Circles and Shellac being at the top. Russian Circles mesmerizes the crowd with their music, which to me feels almost orchestral. Dark, moody lighting seems to fit their complex and hauntingly beautiful sound. Their sixth album is in the works and will drop some time this year. I hope with the album comes another tour, it is hard to get tired of seeing these guys play.” Metal Insider

See the full gallery HERE.

HOLY FUCK so obsessed with this song ‘seventeen’ from Wildhoney's new 7" EP 'Over & Over’. Priests+Wildhoney played a handful of shows together on our last tour and every time they played this song I was filled with an overwhelming urge to make out like i’m in a teen movie with whoever happened to be standing next to me.  And now I get to listen to it over & over and feel those feels in the comfort of my own home!

~Thank you Wildhoney for igniting a passion for upbeat shoegaze I didn’t know I had within me~

Go see Wildhoney on tour with La Dispute and Envy this November!!

Here’s all of the band’s fall tour dates:

  • 09/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings (Hopscotch Festival)
  • 09/11 - Raleigh, NC @ School Kids Records
  • 09/12 - Fredericksburg, VA @ St. George Church
  • 10/13 - New York, NY @ CMJ
  • 10/14 - New York, NY @ CMJ
  • 10/15 - New York, NY @ CMJ
  • 10/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca*
  • 10/17 - New York, NY @ CMJ
  • 10/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
  • 10/19 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter^
  • 11/02 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door%
  • 11/04 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall%
  • 11/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door!
  • 11/10 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater!
  • 11/11 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory!
  • 11/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre!
  • 11/14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom!
  • 11/16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom!
  • 11/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre

^ = w/ Eternal Summers
* = w/ Pity Sex
% = w/ La Dispute, Pity Sex
! = w/ La Dispute, Envy

Pre-orders for their new album Your Face Sideways are now up as well — thanks!!

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