Entries tagged with: sxsw
Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 2012 (more by Dylan Johnson)
SXSW 2014, which does down from March 7-16 across multiple Austin venues, already announced one round of artists, and they've just now revealed the second lineup announcement. It includes Syd Arthur, The Baseball Project, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, Blouse, Circuit des Yeux, Diarrhea Planet, Kevin Drew, Dune Rats, EMA, Esben and the Witch, Fielded, Future Islands, Jenny Hval, James Iha, Kayo Dot, Love Inks, Mirah, Gary Numan, Peelander-Z, Potty Mouth, Public Service Broadcasting, Rockie Fresh, Saintseneca, Skream, Slothrust, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Tashaki Miyaki, Timber Timbre, Torres, Tourist, Truckfighters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wye Oak, French band La Femme (who are planning a two month North American tour around it) and many more.
Badges are still available. Full lineup announcement below...
UK electronic pop trio London Grammar, who were one of the collaborators on Disclosure's Settle and also released their own debut LP If You Wait this year, were in North America not long ago, and they've announced that they'll return in 2014. We already knew they'd be coming for SXSW, and they'll do other shows on our side of the Atlantic around then too. Those dates include a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show happening on April 9 at Irving Plaza (their last NYC show was a sold out one at the smaller Gramercy Theatre). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/22) at 10 AM and there will be a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (11/21) at 9 AM (check back Thursday morning for the password). After that, Live Nation and Music Geeks presales start Thursday at 10 AM. All currently announced dates are listed below, but stay tuned for more too.
When London Grammar's September/October tour hit Seattle, they recorded a KEXP session, which was recently uploaded and can be watched in full below.
The trio are also set to release a single/EP for the track "Nightcall" which was on their debut LP, and that will be out on November 8. That will feature a remix of the track by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. You can listen to that, along with those videos and the list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
London's Jungle released their debut EP, The Heat, earlier this year, and though the sounds on it have been around for decades, they're delivered in a way that's entirely of the moment. Production-wise, Jungle operate in a very post-James Blake way, but unlike most artists for whom that descriptor applies, there's a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco. They've got Marvin Gaye croons, Chic basslines, and sharp Earth Wind & Fire falsettos, but you can't even call those artists "out of style" when you consider records like Channel Orange and Random Access Memories are some of the most talked about albums of late. Jungle do the sound well too; each track on their four-song EP is a winner. Check out the video for the title track, and stream the other three, below.
Jungle will be crossing the Atlantic in 2014 to make their US debut in Austin for SXSW. No other North American dates have been announced at the moment, but stay tuned.
Video and streams below...
The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco) have announced that they'll release their new album, Fifth, on January 28 via YepRoc. They recently released the album's single, "None of This Will Matter," which you can stream, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
The Autumn Defense also have some dates scheduled for 2014, including a NYC show happening on February 11 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (11/6) at noon. They're also playing SXSW. All dates are listed below.
In other Wilco-related news, Jeff Tweedy is going on a solo tour this December (no east coast shows though). All of his dates are listed, along with the Autumn Defense stream, artwork, tracklist and dates, below...
Though here in NYC we're in the midst of CMJ craziness, Austin's craziness that is SXSW has just announced its first round of bands for next year's festival. SXSW 2014 goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 7-16 and so far includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.
Full initial lineup below...
SXSW 2013 (Divine Fits) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
SXSW returns to Austin in 2014 across multiple venues fromMarch 7-16, and the first round of bands has just been announced. So far, it includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.
Full initial lineup below...
Passion Pit at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Ahead of Passion Pit's Pier 26 shows, they'll be performing live on Live on Letterman on September 4. The concert is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater and airs on CBS.com and VEVO at 8 PM EST. You can also vote for what their last song will be on CBS.com. We've also got two pairs of tickets to give away for this show. Details on how to enter are below.
Passion Pit also just released their Taco Bell-sponsored documentary that they filmed during SXSW. The documentary, titled Hello Everywhere, was directed by Sam Jones (who did Wilco's I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) and features footage of the band and opener Wildcat! Wildcat! performing at Hype Hotel. You can watch the whole thing below.
Wildcat! Wildcat! are also touring with Black Light Dinner Party this year and hitting NYC for shows on September 26 at Glasslands (tickets) and September 28 at Mercury Lounge (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Updated dates are listed, along with the documentary video and contest details, below...
Anamanaguchi is a boy band made up of hackers and producers born & raised on the Internet, currently living in New York City.The "boy band" will celebrate that album with possibly one of their biggest headlining shows to date in their "current" home of NYC at Irving Plaza THIS Friday (5/16) with Pictureplane and Hot Sugar. Tickets are still available. Get 'em while they're hot, sugar.
On May 14th, they [released] Endless Fantasy through their own brand new label, dream.hax - their first album since soundtracking Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010.
Meanwhile, you can also catch Anamanaguchi in a slightly more intimate setting at The Space in Hamden, CT tonight (5/16). It's the start of a tour that was recently extended throughout the summer. All dates, many with Chrome Sparks and Kitty Pryde, are listed below.
Anamanaguchi @ BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Anamanaguchi, who we were happy to host for a 2nd time at SXSW in Austin this year (watch their ENTIRE performance below), has also been keeping busy with a very successful Kickstarter related to their new album release. Head over there to add to the $176,317 they've already raised in 13 days and for more info. Head below for more album info, songs and videos to consume, and all tour dates...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Death at BrooklynVegan SXSW party - 3/15/13
Rediscovered Detroit protopunk legends Death are still around, and as they mentioned at our BrooklynVegan Thursday SXSW party, they've got a new album coming out this year. Though details on that album are still sparse, we'll most likely get a chance to hear some of the material when they play a one-off in NYC on July 1 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check LPR's site for updates.
UPDATE: Tickets are on sale now. Rough Francis and The Everymen open the show.
At our SXSW party, Death played our punk-oriented stage which also included sets from Cloud Nothings, METZ, The Spits, Milk Music, Single Mothers, and Rough Francis (whose lineup features sons of the members of Death). A belated set of pictures of Death and all the other bands on that stage is in this post.
More pictures, and a full stream of Death's 1974-recorded, 2009-released For The Whole World To See, below...
Bleached on the Gorburger Show
Gorburger @ a BrooklynVegan SXSW party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We were excited to recently meet alien talk show host Gorburger in the flesh (if that's what you call it), when he and the rest of the cast of The Gorburger Show stopped by our BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013 Wednesday day party to pose with and eat a few fans dipped in vegan queso. We're also happy and honored to be debuting the latest episode of the Gorburger show featuring BV-SXSW-2012 vets Bleached who stopped by the Japanese news network that Gorburger invaded for an interview with the host and a performance of their song, "Next Stop," from their recently released album, Ride Your Heart. Watch below!
It's the 16th episode of Gorburger's The Warner Sound YouTube show, which previously featured artists like Tegan & Sara, Dum Dum Girls, and Flaming Lip Wayne Coyne. Wayne's episode can also be watched below.
Bleached are on tour with Hunters and then Ex Cops, and that tour brings them to NYC for a show on April 23 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates along with the Gorburger video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Savages / Camper Van Beethoven
Last month we took over old Emo's at 6th & Red River for four full days of free, 2-stage BrooklynVegan day parties. The first, Wednesday, March 13, started off big with sets by Camper Van Beethoven (who are touring again in May), Robyn Hitchcock (who we hooked up with a mophie), Delorean, Caveman (who since played their biggest headlining show ever in NYC), Savages (who more recently played Coachella), Braids, and many more. We already postead a set of pictures from that day. Here's another.
We also want to thank Onkyo who was there sampling their new headphones which hit stores soon, as well as mophie, Jameson, Zico, Food For Lovers, American Apparel, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, NYC club Glasslands and Redigi.
More pictures below....
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Jared Paul Boulanger of The Sour Notes @ Mohawk - 4/6/2013
The Sour Notes like to keep busy, and 2013 has already seen them play SXSW and many other shows. They're also going to play NXNE and will release a new album (Do What May) before Summer is through. No rest for the weary...
They played the inside stage at Mohawk for The Kids Are Alright Fest on 4/6, and I was able to catch them before Marmalakes (pics HERE) (and before I went to Beerland for Feral Future and White Lung). Some pictures from their set are in this post.
You can see next them play the inside stage at Stubb's for FREE tonight (4/8) immediately following the Grizzly Bear show.
More pictures from their TKAAFest set and some videos below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Back in 2010 we hosted a BrooklynVegan day party at Spider House, which as you may know is a bit of a trek from most of the SXSW action. For some reason Tim and I decided to walk to 6th Street after our show which ended around 8pm. We were happy we did though because as we exhaustedly worked our way down Guadalupe we came across a parking lot show across from Antone's Record Shop andBrooklyn duo Shellshag were just starting what was a very memorable set of rock n roll.
Not only have I never forgotten it, I never forgot we have some pictures that we never posted. So in honor of the fact that BrooklynVegan is today streaming the new album Shellshag Forever along with an interview with the band, here are those long lost pics. They continue below...
Chelsea Light Moving @ Mohawk (more by Chad Wadsworth)
Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving, who finished up their tour in Boston tonight (4/7), visited Austin for SXSW. While in town they played "House of Vans" at Mohawk, in Waterloo Records' parking lot, and inside Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop for KEXP. You can watch live video from the latter, and a video of Thurston talking about how much he loves Waterloo (where you can stop by on Record Store Day to pick up a limited Thurston Moore & Loren Connors release), below...
Rhye @ Pitchfork SXSW (by Caitlin Harrington)
The mysterious Sade-channeling Rhye, who have a handful of North American dates scheduled this month, played very few SXSW shows this year (we tried to get them on the Saturday BrooklynVegan day party but then found out they were flying out of Austin on Saturday morning). One of their shows was for Pitchfork who say it didn't go super well due to feedback and flu issues, though "he pushed through to deliver a strong vocal performance".
And being that Rhye played so few shows and none were BV parties, I missed them completely (flu and sound issues included), and so I just searched for some video but only found one, but also a session they did for Boiler Room in LA. You can watch both below...
photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Besnard Lakes & free tattoos
Sailor Jerry, who we were sad to be without in 2013 (they sponsored 'Hotel Vegan' at SXSW 2012), took over the Gypsy Lounge for SXSW 2013 with different parties and free tattoos every day including Thursday, March 14th which looked like this:
12 NOON - doorsHere are some pictures from the shindig, though not of all the bands listed. Check out more below...
12:00 - Al Lover
12:45 - Hellshovel
01:30 - Acid Baby Jesus
02:15 - Mood Rings
03:00 - Chris Cohen
03:45 - Sinkane
04:30 - Jacco Gardner
05:15 - Jacuzzi Boys
06:00 - Shannon & The Clams
06:45 - Besnard Lakes
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Half Moon Run @ BVSXSW 2013
Montreal's Half Moon Run have played BV SXSW day parties the last two years, playing our Friday show this year and pictures from their set are in this post. The band's debut album, Dark Eyes, is getting reissued in America on Glassnote (home of Phoenix, CHVRCHES and more) which should bring their harmony-laden songs to a lot more ears. You can stream it below.
Meanwhile, the band are going out on tour with their new labelmates Mumford & Sons this summer, as well as dates with Of Monsters and Men. Amongst these big, big shows Half Moon Run will play two headlining club dates in NYC: June 7 at Glasslands and June 10 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Glasslands and tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (4/5) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
photos by Josh Darr & Kevin Figueroa
Austra / Gorburger / Robyn Hitchcock @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
Thanks again to our SXSW 2013 partner mophie for not only keeping the entire BrooklynVegan team charged, but for hooking up artists who played our shows (like the legendary Robyn Hitchcock), handing out discounts at our party, and for making some very-limited-edition custom BrooklynVegan mophie iPhone charger cases (only seven exist). AND CONGRATS to the five lucky winners who went home with them (Aaron, Sean, and Eric included).
Mophie was with us for all four days of BrooklynVegan day parties at old Emo's this year. You've seen pictures from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here's a few more from the whole week, courtesy of mophie who also sent a couple of photographers. Their pictures, some shots from the mophie pop up shop across the street on Red River included, continue below...
Photos by Greg Cristman
Akron/Family @ Old Emo's
Akron/Family, who release a new album on April 30, were one of the many big bands who played Main Stage of the BrooklynVegan Friday Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW, and they were magnificent. Some more pictures from their set are in this post.
If you missed them, look for the band on the road in April, two nights back in Texas included: 05/03/13 @ Red 7 in Austin AND 05/04/13 @ Club Dada in Dallas. Tickets for the Austin show with Nazi Gold and M Geddes Gengras are still available and we have a pair you can win! Contest details, all tour dates, and more pictures from their BV party set, below...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Beach Fossil @ Old Emo's
Beach Fossils closed down the Jr stage at the Thursday BrooklynVegan Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW. We posted some pictures of their set. Here are some more, along with a chance to win tickets to see the band play again in Austin at Red 7 on April 17 with Foreign Mothers. Contest details, more tour dates, and pictures of Beach Fossils from the BV party, below...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Autre Ne Veut @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
"It was 85 degrees [Saturday] afternoon with the sun beating down hard on the pavement at Old Emo's. So the crowd at the Brooklyn Vegan day party instinctively packed into the shady spots by the stage for Autre Ne Veut's set. Arthur Ashin laid out a series of songs from Anxiety and, despite the punishing weather, put on a solid show." [Pitchfork]Delorean (Wednesday), Autre Ne Veut (Saturday), and Doldrums (Saturday) all played solid sets at BrooklynVegan day parties at SXSW this year, but sadly, at the moment only one of them has NYC shows announced. That would be Doldrums whose tour dates bring them to Mercury Lounge in May, and even sooner to 285 Kent in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 13 which is one day after they share a bill in Philly with Delorean and Autre Ne Veut. That right there is a reason to be in Pennsylvania on April 12. Tickets for the $12 Making Time show at Voyeur are still available (and Jacques Greene is on the bill too).
More tour dates and pictures from BV-SXSW, below...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Sam France @ SXSW 2013
Sounds like Foxygen need a rest. The band just canceled their European dates set for May and June, writing on their Facebook this morning:
We have some unfortunate news. We have to cancel our upcoming EU dates for May and June and upcoming EU festival dates. We'd like apologize to all our European fans and supporters. We know this causes frustration and headaches for ticket buyers and promoters alike. We assure you this is ultimately for the creative health of the band. We will back in EU very soon and promise to make this up to all of you. Please understand. Thank you again, all of you. Your time, attention and support mean the world to us. Love, Foxygen.The band have been nonstop touring since their release of their acclaimed new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Their tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought them to SXSW where they had a bunch of shows scheduled. That's where an exhausted Sam France lashed out at a fan during a Foxygen performance on the Thursday (3/15) of that week, and then ended up, as mentioned, canceling their appearance at our Saturday day party:
A couple more shots from SXSW and all tour dates are listed below. Rest up guys.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at NPR's 2013 SXSW Showcase
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have been on tour for a while now, and it finally hits NYC this week for three shows with Sharon Van Etten, starting tonight (3/28) at Beacon Theatre and continuing Friday and Saturday at the same venue. All three are sold out. The Bad Seeds' tour was also down in Austin for SXSW earlier this month, where they played NPR's showcase at Stubb's with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Waxahatchee, and Youth Lagoon. Pictures of Nick Cave and YYYs are HERE and pictures of Waxahatchee's set are HERE. Even more pictures of Nick Cave's set are in this post.
Nick Cave also recently launched a Spotify app, which you can use to "discover the music of Nick Cave." It has streams of Nick's new album, Push the Sky Away, along with his classic material, and features a mood wheel where you can browse "carefully chosen moods which represent his songs" including Murder & Mayhem, Classic, Spiritual, and Super Dark. You can also make your own Nick Cave playlist and check out playlists made by others like Lou Reed and Jarvis Cocker.
And speaking of SXSW and Spotify, check out our "Best of BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013" Spotify playlist.
Updated dates are listed, along with more pictures from SXSW, below...
photos by Bruno Simões
"SXSW was very real thank you Austin, Texas! On my way home to SF" - Giraffage
Giraffage @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop
We already posted a full set of pictures from the 9-artist BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase that took place at Maggie Mae's Rooftop on 3/15. Here's a few pics shots of three of the artists. They continue, along with a Giraffage mixtape for your listening pleasure, below...