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TVOTR's Kyp Malone @ Ottawa Bluesfest - July 3, 2008 (Digital Rebel)
Kyp Malone

MBAR = Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson who had 5 upcoming NYC shows in my last post. The one at Glasslands happened and four more were added. That makes 8 upcoming NYC shows for Miles this summer, including one this Saturday at Cake Shop with TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone. Then in September Miles and Kyp and Tunde and the rest of TV on the Radio will play some shows together elsewhere in the country. Hopefully TVOTR will add a NYC date soon as well. All shows, and MBAR's new "Buriedfed" video, below...

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Buriedfed

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - 2008 Tour Dates
SAT 7/19 NEW YORK, NY Cake Shop w/ Special Guest Kyp Malone
THU 7/24 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall w /Dr Dog
FRI 7/25 NEW YORK, NY Santos w /Black Kids
WED 7/30 NEW YORK, NY Bowery w/Tilly & The Wall, Ruby Suns
FRI 8/8 NEW YORK, NY Southstreet Seaport w /Cass McCombs
TUE 8/19 NEW YORK, NY Joes Pub 9:30pm
SAT 8/23 BROOKLYN, NY Zebulon 9pm
TUE 8/26 NEW YORK, NY Joes Pub 9:30pm
SAT 8/30 BROOKLYN, NY Zebulon 9pm
FRI 9/5 PORTLAND, OR Roseland **
SAT 9/6 SEATTLE, WA Showbox **
SUN 9/7 VANCOUVER, BC Commodore **
TUE 9/9 CALGARY, AB Macewan/Univ Calgary **
WED 9/10 EDMONTON, AB Starlite **
FRI 9/12 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory **
SAT 9/13 SALT LAKE CITY, UT In The Venue **

** w/ TV On the Radio

TV on the Radio - 2008 Tour Dates (all of them)
Sep 5 - Roseland Portland, Oregon
Sep 6 - Showbox Seattle, Washington
Sep 7 - Commodore Vancouver, British Columbia
Sep 9 - MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, Alberta
Sep 10 - Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
Sep 12 - Big Easy Boise, Idaho
Sep 13 - In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 14 - Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison, Colorado
Sep 19 - Street Scene San Diego, California
Sep 20 - Treasure Island San Francisco, California



Comments (14)

boy this guy has got it made in the shade with the hookups.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:29 AM

Wow, Kyp found a pair of shears! It makes me feel weird...

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:37 AM

kid's got it all - the right friends, the right look, the right bon-iver-esque production, the press buzz, a shiny new video - everything except one catchy song. one decent melody. which you kinda need if you're a singer songwriter type.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:51 AM

Kyp gets a haircut!?!?!!! TVOTR just jumped the shark!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:16 AM

TVOTR is not even remotely good.

Posted by Matt | July 18, 2008 11:41 AM

TVOTR is beyond remotely good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:26 PM

or, or, TVOTR is uh sort of okay.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 1:28 PM

i think we need AMNBA's take on this

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 2:02 PM


MBAR is not in the catchy song business, if you don't like Buriedfed you won't like him period. Woodfriend is a his best "rock" song, unless you want to count his Neil Young-esque There Will Be Mud song that he has been doing live. What's a catchy song to you, something by Bon Iver? I am missing what that might be.

While it might appear the kid has got it all, the last couple years were a struggle to say the least in getting his name and record out. It is really not as if Kyp and Chris just shopped it around, that was not the case. But now that he is getting written up on BV here comes the angry hipster birgade, give him a break it's not as though he got the much coveted best new music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 2:11 PM

@2:11. this is "10:51" again. i guess maybe catchy was not the right word to use. i guess more what i meant was melodies and music where the notes aren't completely unspecial and easily replaceable by some other assemblage of notes. sticking to singer-songwriter land, listen to "skinny love" by bon iver and you'll get that. listen to "heartbeats" by jose gonzalez and you'll get that (yes i know it's a cover, but still). listen to pretty much any beatles song and you'll get that. as for MBAR, based on the 3-4 songs i heard (i tried to give him a chance), he doesn't have a second of music where that is the case. some might call what i'm talking about "talent".

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 5:47 PM

yeah 2:11 back, with all due respect you just don't like MBAR. That's fine, we all have our own opinion. Personally I love the album and think it is one of the best I've come across in years. I got it back in september of last year so this is not some spur of the moment opinion. I'm familiar with Skinny Love and it's a great song, I also think the first 4 tracks of MBAR's album are just as good if not better. Again we just differ in opinion, no need for you to say he lacks "talent", if he did he would not have gotten this far. He got where he is not because of his friends, or looks, but because the songs he writes and performs are personal, passionate, and moving. If he was talentless you would have never heard of him. Focus on other things, bashing him won't do you any good. From the couple tracks I've heard his new album is going to be just as great, if not better. Hopefully you come around, if not, enjoy what you enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 8:30 PM

i prefer NKOTB

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:22 PM

wow - this guy is one of my favorite humans in this town - and the guys in The Black Boys are just as great.

its not shiny polished because its not supposed to be. the guy writes great songs and from what i know of him there are written exactly as they should be to relate to the moment he wrote them.
im so psyched that he has this "shade" - its been well earned.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2008 6:55 PM

I think MBAR has everything Bon Iver has. I am not sure why it's MBAR vs. Bon Iver, their lyrical content is quite different and both very strong. Although they are both running the singer/songwriter thing, their albums have a completely different flavor, with Bon Iver focusing on love, and MBAR focusing on cynical, modernist fodder. Neither of them are writing tunes that are earth shattering musical content (in terms of chord progression, etc) but both are completely worth checking out for their own strengths.

<3 E

Posted by The Elephant | July 20, 2008 12:40 PM

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