Posted in music | tour dates on May 2, 2007

DOWNLOAD: a taste of Konono N°1 (MP3)

Konono No 1

Bjork is here! Konono N°1 are here! NYC is glowing. From Our Bjork interview:

Will Antony be around to join you at your three upcoming NYC shows at Radio City, Apollo Theater, and United Palace? In fact, who (and what) can we expect to see at those performances?. I know that Konono No1 (another Volta collaborator) are playing a show in NYC during the first week of May. Can I assume that was coordinated with you?

It was a coincidence !! Not coordinated . Not sure exactly what will happen but i have asked both groups to join though . We´ll see ... ? I have been rehearsing with my band in iceland . It is 10 brass girls ( icelandic ) jónas sen on keyboards , mark bell and damian taylor on electronics and chris corsano on drums .

Cearly Konono said yes - they will open all three of Bjork's NYC shows + Chicago and Vancouver. I'm sure we can expect some thumb piano action during Bjork's set as well. Joanna Newsom is opening for Bjork in Denver and San Francisco. Maybe those guys will get some guest harp.

Tickets are STILL on sale for Konono's show at Bowery Ballroom on May 5th. It's the same night as their show with Bjork at United Palace. They're amazingly playing both - long commute.

More pics of Konono @ SOB's HERE. Pics of Bjork @ Coachella HERE.



Comments (13)

is it me, or did he pee himself?

Posted by peecatcher | May 2, 2007 1:49 PM

it's you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 2:02 PM

I agree, it totally looks like he peed down his leg.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 2:12 PM

Posted by racist | May 2, 2007 2:18 PM

He looks like such a grandpa. Thats cool that he's getting out there and doing this. Their music is brilliant

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 2:21 PM

I saw them open for Maldita Vecindad and I wasn't that impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 2:25 PM

just saw them play out here in SF and they were really good. i'd much rather watch them than bjork to be honest...

Posted by jt | May 2, 2007 3:08 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 3:52 PM

just got word that a man jumped on the stage at radio city tonight and was tackled and dragged off by security...

can't wait for the united palace show!

Posted by maria | May 2, 2007 11:30 PM

He wasn't "tackled and dragged off". As he was being escorted off the stage, he was noodle dancing like a Phish-head and his feet got all entangled in the feet of security; they stumbled and, yes, the dildo fanboy hit the floor. Let's not allude to security brutality princess

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2007 12:17 AM

Konono N°1 opened with a 45-minute set made up of three songs discernible from each other only by their durations (20, 10 and 15 minutes, respectively). While I really enjoyed them when they started, I was pretty bored by the time they were done. That said, when they came on and joined Björk for "Earth Intruders", they added so much extra life to it, I'm certainly glad they were there. And yes, there was plenty of thumb piano for all.

Overall, the show was amazing.

Set list:

Earth Intruders
Venus as a Boy
I See Who You Are
Dull Flame of Desire
All is Full of Love
The Pleasure is All Mine
Pagan Poetry
Where is the Line
Army of Me
The Anchor Song
Declare Independence

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2007 1:09 AM

Congotronics first album is called konono #1 for all you skee ball idiots

Posted by Konono #1 is a album by the Congotronics | May 12, 2007 6:23 PM

Congotronics first album is called konono #1 for all you skee ball idiots

Posted by Konono #1 is a album by the Congotronics | May 12, 2007 6:24 PM

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