In case you somehow missed the crush of commercials on cable television, MTV has a new and possibly NSFW show called Skins based on a UK series about teens, sex, drugs, mental health and family. Skins, whose demographic seems to be "hip teens" who like nudity (read: teens) and pervy would-be pedophiles, will be celebrated at a FREE NYC party at the tail end of this week.
Rusko, Sleigh Bells, Klever, Drop the Lime, and Kill the Noise will perform at an undisclosed NYC location on January 14th. The party jumps off at 10PM and you must be 16 to get in ("16 to party, 21 to drink."). More details, and directions on how to get in are on the Facebook invite though even with an RSVP, "ENTRY BASED ON CAPACITY AND IS NOT GUARANTEED."
Sleigh Bells' "Kids" is the theme song to Skins, which premieres on Jan 17th. And the show is Sleigh Bells' only U.S. appearance in the coming months. The duo will spend the rest of January into February in Europe. All dates are listed below.
'Skins' party DJ Rusko went on a HARD Fest tour over the summer with Crystal Castles, Sinden & Destructo, though he wasn't on the bill when the tour hit NYC's Terminal 5 in August. Rusko won't be there either when Crystal Castles and Destructo play the same NYC venue on March 18th, 2011 (also a HARD show), and Rusko won't be there when HARD and Destructo return to Terminal 5, one night later, for a March 19th show with Simian Mobile Disco, Skream and Benga, and Fake Blood. Tickets are on sale. It's a "HARD Weekend" (flyer below).
Before then, Simian Mobile Disco are going on tour with Juan Maclean and Blondes (dates below). After then, Crystal Castles, Simian Mobile Disco AND RUSKO (and many others) will play the Ultra Music Festival in Florida (Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2011 in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park). Currently announced lineup at the link.
All SMD & Sleigh Bells tour dates, flyers and some videos below....
Sleigh Bells - "Kids"
Rusko - Woo Boost
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe
Simian Mobile Disco - 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 03/08/11 Venue Vancouver BC *
Wed 03/09/11 Neumos Seattle WA *
Thu 03/10/11 Roseland Theater Portland OR *
Fri 03/11/11 HARD SF Oakland CA w/ Blondes, Fake Blood
Sat 03/12/11 HARD LA Los Angeles CA *
Mon 03/14/11 Bluebird Theater Denver CO *
Wed 03/16/11 The Mid Chicago IL *
Thu 03/17/11 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto ON *
Fri 03/18/11 SAT Montreal QC *
Sat 03/19/11 HARD NYC New York NY w/ Skream & Benga, Fake Blood
Mon 03/21/11 Paradise Boston MA *
Tue 03/22/11 The Trocadero Philadelphia PA Blondes
Fri 03/25-Sun 03/27 Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
* w/ Juan Maclean DJ Set, Blondes
SLEIGH BELLS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Friday 14 January 2011 New York, NY
Friday 21 January 2011 The Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
Saturday 22 January 2011 Stereo Glasgow, UK
Monday 24 January 2011 Tavastia Klubi Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday 26 January 2011 BLÅ Oslo, Norway
Friday 28 January 2011 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday 29 January 2011 Loppen Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday 31 January 2011 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 01 February 2011 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday 02 February 2011 Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
Friday 04 February 2011 Covo Club Bologna, Italy
Saturday 05 February 2011 Tunnel Milan, Italy
Tuesday 08 February 2011 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
Thursday 10 February 2011 Vera Groningen, Netherlands
Friday 11 February 2011 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Monday 14 February 2011 Heaven London, UK
Tuesday 15 February 2011 Digital Brighton, UK
Wednesday 16 February 2011 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK
Friday 18 February 2011 Whelan's Dublin, Ireland