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Exhibitions

18 November - 31 December

Album Of The Year Exhibition 2013

ROUGH TRADE SHOPS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013  JOHN GRANT - PALE GREEN GHOSTS Win a Rare Test Pressing of John Grant's 'Get Schooled' 12" signed by the man himself. All you have to do is...  1 - Come into Rough Trade East 2 - Take a photo of the huge John Grant canvas gracing our cafe wall 3 - Tweet/Instagram/Facebook an image of the photo just taken along with a thr..
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December

 
Forthcoming in-store performances, events and signings at Rough Trade East, Rough Trade West and Rough Trade New York.

NYC

Jagwar Ma

Monday
December 2, 9:00pm

JAGWAR MA


FASCINATOR (Support)


**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 9pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over
Event by The Bowery Presents...
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ROUGH TRADE ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013 - JOHN GRANT Live + Signing Session

Tuesday
December 3, 7:00pm


BUY OUR ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR 2013 - JOHN GRANT'S PALE GREEN GHOSTS CD OR LP EACH FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC OF DUETS WITH SINEAD O'CONNOR, DAMIEN DEMPSEY, BETH ORTON & VILLAGERS, FROM ROUGH TRADE NYC AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF DUETS BONUS FOR SALE SEPARATELY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT THE ALBUM, ALSO WITH WRISTBAND. S..
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NYC

We Are Scientists

Tuesday
December 3, 9:00pm


WE ARE SCIENTISTS


TEEN MEN (Support)


**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 9pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over
Event by The Bowery Presents...
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East

The Fauns

Wednesday
December 4, 7:00pm


BUY THE FAUNS' NEW ALBUM 'LIGHTS' FROM MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME OR PRE-ORDER THE FAUNS' BUNDLE  ONLINE NOW

"...something of a cinematic-sounding weepie. Forlorn verses of tentative cymbals and driving bass give way to a gushing wall-of-sound chorus full of stormy emotions expertly" - Q



Lights is the successor to the Br..
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NYC

Ida Maria

Wednesday
December 4, 8:00pm


IDA MARIA


FIELD MOUSE (Support)

MINIBOONE (Support) 

**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over
Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Tourist

Thursday
December 5, 8:00pm


SHOW MOVED!
TOURIST


Jim-E Stack (Support) 
This show has been moved to Baby's All Right. All tickets from Rough Trade will be honored. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Baby's All Right 146 Broadway Brooklyn, NY
**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


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Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event b..
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West

Samantha Crain (solo acoustic set)

Friday
December 6, 6:00pm

THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE WEST INSTORE
 

NO WRISTBAND NECESSARY, JUST COME DOWN ON THE EVENING



'One of the 5 Best Things we Saw at SXSW... impossible not to be charmed...' - SPIN



KID FACE is a wildly original album that stands out as a definitive statement, thus far, from an uncommonly insightful and fearlessly honest young singer songwriter. Produced by John Vanderslice, ..
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NYC

Andrew Bird + Special Guest Tift Merritt

Friday
December 6, 7:00pm

CANCELLED
ANDREW BIRD +SPECIAL GUEST TIFT MERRITT


Brooklyn Rider (Support)









**Event Cancelled: Refunds Available at Point of Purchase**

**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 7pm / Show 7pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Grain Audio Presents... Allah-Las

Friday
December 6, 10:00pm


***POSTPONED***
Grain Audio presents...

 
ALLAH-LAS


Spires (Support)


***POSTPONED***

THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT 

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Doors 10pm / Show 11pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Pretty Lights SIGNING

Saturday
December 7, 2:00pm


BUY ANY PRETTY LIGHTS CD OR LP  AND GET IT SIGNED AT ROUGH TRADE NYC
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN AFTERNOON SIGNING***


 A sold-out show playing to thousands of people is typically a reason to celebrate. But for Derek Vincent Smith - better known under his moniker as the innovative electronic-music producer Pretty Lights - it led to a creative crisis of conscience. As he he..
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NYC

DIIV

Saturday
December 7, 8:00pm


**CANCELLED**
DIIV


Black Marble, Butter The Children (Support)


**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Nick Lowe Live + Signing Session

Sunday
December 8, 2:00pm


BUY NICK LOWE'S NEW ALBUM 'QUALITY STREET: A SEASONAL SELECTION FOR ALL THE FAMILY' AND GET IT SIGNED!

THIS IS A NEW YORK SIGNING

***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN AFTERNOON SIGNING***

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a..
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NYC

Tumblr IRL Presents: Childish Gambino at an undisclosed location

Sunday
December 8, 6:00pm


BUY CHILDISH GAMBINO'S BRAND NEW CD/LP 'BECAUSE THE INTERNET' AT ROUGH TRADE NYC ON SUNDAY 12/8 WHEN WE OPEN AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND FOR A PERFORMANCE AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!
Come see the Tumblr IRL presents Childish Gambino exhibit  in  Rough Trade NYC now! Open during store hours.
When he's not busy writing for television, performing with..
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NYC

MYKKI BLANCO / FOR THE RECORD SIGNING SESSION

Monday
December 9, 6:00pm

BUY FOR THE RECORD: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHAPED THE WAY WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND RECEIVE A WRISTBAND GOOD FOR ENTRY TO THE EVENT
**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC EVENT**








On Monday, December 9 from 6:00-7:30pm please join Mykki Blanco for a signing of Red Bull Music Academy's new book, For The Record . Mykki is one of the featured artists in For The R..
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NYC

The Stepkids Live + Signing Session

Monday
December 9, 7:00pm


**CANCELLED**
THIS IS A NEW YORK INSTORE



NO WRISTBAND NECESSARY, JUST COME DOWN ON THE NIGHT. SIGNING FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE.

Stepkids formed in 2009 after playing in bands and as sidemen for other musicians for years. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh - came together to "really get back to the nucleus of why..
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East

ROUGH TRADE ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013 - JOHN GRANT + Signing Session

Monday
December 9, 7:00pm


THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.
ONLY WRISTBAND-HOLDERS WILL GET INTO THE EVENT.


**PERFORMANCE + SIGNING SESSION **

The fabulous Frida Clements in conjunction with The Flood Gallery has produced a beautiful limited edition print , which John is kindly signing for us on the night of the instore.

It's been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he wou..
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LUCIUS

Tuesday
December 10, 7:00pm

**CANCELLED**
BUY LUCIUS' LATEST ALBUM 'WILDEWOMAN' AT BOWERY BALLROOM FROM SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER OR AT ROUGH TRADE NYC FROM MONDAY 9th DECEMBER AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME. SIGNING FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE. SPACE IS LIMITED.


 ***THIS IS A NEW YORK INSTORE ***



Lucius knew from the start they were on to something special. Centered around the powerful voices and comp..
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NYC

Grain Audio Presents... Langhorne Slim & The Law & THE FELICE BROTHERS

Wednesday
December 11, 7:00pm


**POSTPONED**
Grain Audio Presents...


LANGHORNE SLIM & THE SLIMS


THE FELICE BROTHERS


The Districts(Support)


**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 7pm / Show 8pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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East

Toy

Wednesday
December 11, 7:00pm

BUY TOY'S NEW ALBUM 'JOIN THE DOTS' FROM MONDAY 9th DECEMBER AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME OR PRE-ORDER THE TOY BUNDLE ONLINE NOW



Formed in 2010 in London, Toy is Tom Dougall (vocals, guitar), Dominic O'Dair (guitars), Panda (bass, vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths) and Charlie Salvidge (drums). Steered by an ambition to make music with close, likeminded ..
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NYC

JD Samson & MEN

Saturday
December 14, 8:00pm


***MOVING TO KNITTING FACTORY BK***
JD SAMSON & MEN


Tippy Toes (Support)


Colin Self (Support)


**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**




MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...



Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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East

Nick Lowe

Monday
December 16, 7:00pm

BUY NICK LOWE'S NEW ALBUM 'QUALITY STREET: A SEASONAL SELECTION FOR THE FAMILY' FROM MONDAY 28th OCTOBER AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME OR PRE-ORDER THE NICK LOWE BUNDLE ONLINE NOW

When Nick Lowe was approached by his record label about making a Christmas album, his reaction wasn't exactly one of comfort and joy.

"It was more disquiet and alarm, acco..
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NYC

Au Revoir Simone

Tuesday
December 17, 7:00pm


**CANCELLED**
NO WRISTBAND NECESSARY, JUST COME DOWN ON THE NIGHT




**PLEASE NOTE**
THIS IS A NEW YORK INSTORE

The Brooklyn indie pop outfit Au Revoir Simone features Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard), Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), and Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard). Borrowing their name from a minor character in theTim Burton comedy Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, the Cas..
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East

Wilko Johnson

Wednesday
December 18, 7:00pm


BUY WILKO JOHNSON'S NEW DVD 'LIVE AT KOKO MARCH 2013' FROM THE DAY OF THE INSTORE AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME OR PRE-ORDER THE WILKO JOHNSON BUNDLE ONLINE NOW


"On the evening of 10 March 2013, Koko in London's Camden Town opened its doors to 1,500 music fans who knew they were about to witness an extraordinary event. The venue - known as the Music Mach..
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NYC

STEVE MADDEN MUSIC PRESENTS: CULTS

Wednesday
December 18, 9:00pm

**POSTPONED**
CULTS 
**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT** 
FREE 
MORE INFORMATION HERE... 
Doors 8pm/Show 9pm 
This event is 21 and over 
 A Bowery Presents Event
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NYC

Haerts

Friday
December 20, 8:00pm


**EVENT POSTPONED: MOVED TO MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON JANUARY 8TH**

HAERTS



**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...



Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Avan Lava

Saturday
December 21, 8:00pm


**CANCELLED**
AVAN LAVA


**CANCELLED, REFUNDS AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE**

**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**




MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...



Doors 8pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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NYC

Shabazz Palaces

Tuesday
December 31, 9:00pm


**EVENT CANCELLED: REFUNDS AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE**
SHABAZZ PALACES 

**THIS IS A ROUGH TRADE NYC TICKETED EVENT**


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY  HERE...


Doors 9pm / Show 9pm


This event is 21 and over Event by The Bowery Presents...
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