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Grizzly Bear @ Hammerstein Ballroom (more by Zach Dilgard)
Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear & Final Fantasy will be performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Christie, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale October 20th.

Nico Muhly will be writing the arrangements for GB. FF writes his own. Grizzly Bear's last NYC show was at Hammerstein Ballroom with The National. Their next one will be a few songs at an event for Obama.

"Last spring, Final Fantasy and members of Beirut went outdoors with instruments, microphones, and Alan Lomax's headphones for an ethnomusicological exercise in fake field recordings that captures the culture of the fictional land of Spectrum.' Final Fantasy's Spectrum, 14th Century is out now from from Blocks Recording Club. Final Fantasy's next EP, Plays To Please, is out October 21st, "as part of the Pregnancy Series, presented jointly by Slender Means Society, States Rights Records and Blocks Recording Club. It is six songs written by Toronto genius Alex Lukashevsky, delivered by a 35-piece big band, including Nick Fraser (Drumheller), Paul Mathew (The Hidden Cameras) and Andrew Bird."

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Comments (30)

This is very exciting news to me.

Posted by penn | October 14, 2008 12:36 PM

sweeeet.
Final Fantasy is amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:38 PM

Can we get a new GB album already!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:47 PM

^^^they are working on it, supposed to be out around this concert maybe a bit later I believe


Posted by penn | October 14, 2008 12:51 PM

GB record April 2009.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 1:19 PM

i apologize in advance for going off topic, but while we are discussing upcoming albums, anyone have any news about a new Midlake album?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 1:40 PM

when i see "GB", i automatically read it as gorilla biscuits...not grizzly bear.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 1:50 PM

what the fuck are gorilla biscuits?


Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 1:56 PM

Gorilla Biscuits are a shitty band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:19 PM

"Gorilla Biscuits are a shitty band."

that's hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:24 PM

Isn't it a bit early in their career arc for them Grizzlies to be playing with a symphony?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:26 PM

I mean, i thought playing with a symphony was supposed to come after releasing a double LP concept ablum, but before the album where the band goes back to its roots?

Posted by sameguy as 2:26 | October 14, 2008 2:27 PM

If they can sell out a 2500 capacity show with the LA Philharmonic last March, I'd say they'll do just fine in their hometown with a 2thousand capacity venue


Posted by venue man | October 14, 2008 2:30 PM

yo, christopher bear. you are hot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:34 PM

Also - Final Fantasy has a LOT of fans I think. He's just below the radar.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:34 PM

I can't wait for this shit. Love me some FF and GB. It's going to sound sumptuous as hell too. now all I need to top it off is a heapin plate of

HHOT GOR RILA BIZCUITSAS

Posted by Nestor, a Goat | October 14, 2008 2:46 PM

do you have to get tix in person or by phone?
you cant buy them online?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 3:49 PM

tickets not on sale until Oct 20!
bet link for tickets will come up then.

Posted by finn hayden | October 14, 2008 4:05 PM

this is amazing news.

Posted by baby genius. | October 14, 2008 4:14 PM

Anon 2:34 - how does one have a lot of fans and be below the radar?

Posted by mp77 | October 14, 2008 4:16 PM

awesome cant wait

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 6:08 PM

any link on the BAM website? and do members get tickets earlier? thanks

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 6:16 PM

Grizzly Bear has a new video at My Damn Channel, not bad:

http://www.mydamnchannel.com/PromoSexual/Damn__News/GrizzlyBear_957.aspx

Posted by arbie | October 15, 2008 3:06 PM

Can't find a mention of this show on the BAM website. The Brooklyn Philharmonic site just has a phone number for tickets. Could this be a phone-only ticket sale? Can't remember the last time I got tix that way.

Posted by drewo | October 19, 2008 12:41 PM

good question drewo. anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2008 1:19 PM

ticket links are acting screwy for me anyone able to nab em?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2008 9:38 AM

ya i got mine

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2008 9:56 AM

Seems to be working at BAM.org. See you there on the last day of February.

Posted by drewo | October 20, 2008 10:09 AM

i want this to happen tomorrow

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