Posted in To Do | music on March 23, 2012

Grimes @ SXSW 2012 (by Rockienolan)
Grimes

Grimes is all the rage , and I swear it happened almost overnight. If use Austin as a judge, I can tell you that she definitely had a good crowd on one of the smaller stages at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, but the buzz was nowhere near what was going on just a few months later in the same town for SXSW (which was not long after she played a sold out non-festival show in Austin too). Of course that's because her great new album came out on 4AD over two months after Fun Fun Fun Fest, and less than a month before SXSW, Best New Music included, but still, she jumped high and fast.

Grimes didn't play that many shows at SXSW (adding to her demand) which is a good thing because she was really tired and sick (the kind of sick that makes you cough and stuff), as you can see and hear a little bit in the videos, one of which was filmed at her Urban Outfitters show, below.

Grimes is now in NYC to play three sold out shows with the also-fun Born Gold, two at Mercury Lounge tonight/Friday and one at Glasslands on Saturday. Those shows seem intimate now, though they didn't even sell out that fast. Two of them were announced in November and still had tickets on sale two months later. Now you'll need to give out sexual favors to get in to one of the three if you don't have a ticket.

HOWEVER, you don't need a ticket at all to get into the afterparty happening at Living Bread on Saturday night (3/24). For that you just need to be quick. First come, first served. 150 capacity. Grimes is DJing. Cadence Weapon is too (which is too bad cause he is a great rapper).

If you go to any of these shows, make sure you dance; Grimes likes it when people do, and in turn puts on a better show (or so she says in the video interview below).

Grimes is also in NYC this weekend for her own art show. A press release says:

Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, the Montreal artist whose latest album Visions has made her an international media sensation, will debut a selection of audio and visual art in a special exhibition opening on March 23 at New York City's Audio Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery.

The opening will present a collection of Boucher's paintings and drawings from the past few years - accompanied by works from two other Canadian artists, specially selected by Boucher for the show - highlighting Grimes's multifaceted nature not only as a musician but also as an audio-visual artist and curator of culture.

The opening is 6-9pm today (3/23), and then it's open Sat, Mar 24 from 3-9pm and Sun, Mar 25 from 12-5pm. The exhibit title is "Visual works by Claire Boucher + friends." The location is right near Mercury Lounge.

All upcoming tour dates and SXSW videos below...

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Grimes is sick - Live @ SXSW 2012



Grimes live @ Spotify rooftop party SXSW 2012

Pictures from Grimes & Born Gold's pre-SXSW Chicago show HERE.

Grimes -- 2012 Tour Dates
Fri 03/23/12 Mercury Lounge New York NY Born Gold, DJ set by Jeremy Gara
Fri 03/23/12 Mercury Lounge New York NY Born Gold
Sat 03/24/12 Glasslands Brooklyn NY Born Gold
Mon 03/26/12 Great Scott Allston MA Born Gold, Birthdays
Tue 03/27/12 Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON Born Gold, Majical Cloudz, Moon King
Sat 03/31/12 Cabaret Mile End Montreal QB Born Gold
Sat 07/14/12 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago IL

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Comments (59)

$25-30 will get you in without blowing no one... And good luck trying to dance in a sold out mercury lounge!

Posted by ME | March 23, 2012 6:46 PM

grimes sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:01 PM

Wow, she's really piss poor. Horrible karaoke hipster doing an 80's Madonna impression. Musical taste must be completely gone in Austin and BK.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:01 PM

This chick blows nigs

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:04 PM

what a stupid blog this is. stupid stupid stupid sick stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:05 PM

who do i have to blow at glasslands?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:07 PM

grimes isn't dance music. it's electronic but more ambient/atmospheric than dance. like crystal castles crossed with sigur ros.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:22 PM

She looks like she's stinky.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:29 PM

get FUCKING real

Posted by ??? | March 23, 2012 7:30 PM

jesus this blog has really gone downhill

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:32 PM

>>"I swear it happened almost overnight"

well, people who read lame Pitchfork reviews are sheep - and "overnight" a review was posted and the sheep got excited over shite music...see? simple

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:54 PM

poor girl, why didn't she cancel if she was sick?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:55 PM

Pure garbage

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:07 PM

HORRIBLE

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:22 PM

The album is great but this confirms my fears that her music wouldn't translate well live.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:28 PM

If music doesn't translate well live then it isn't music. It's studio crap that impresses stupid people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:32 PM

SICK BRO

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:48 PM

purity ring lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpLDI5gwIaYofticries video here, and others

Posted by hipstahpickul | March 24, 2012 12:46 AM

love how everyone complains about almost everything BV posts, and yet few (if any) would ever take the time to document as broad a range of music as this blog does. you all listen to shitty music, and i do too. no one cares about your opinion or mine. fuck yourself.

hummus>grimes.

Posted by dumb | March 24, 2012 1:41 AM

DJs don't belong on this blog. So stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:54 AM

1:41
"love how everyone complains about almost everything BV posts, and yet few (if any) would ever take the time to document as broad a range of music as this blog does."

you should have stopped here
BV covers lots if you like it comment if you don't move on.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 2:02 AM

people just love to complain and criticize.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 2:12 AM

Music's dead. RIP music, you made my life so much better for so long.


The Net Generation's a fucking plague of locusts. Worse than Baby Boomers, you ask? Well......


THE BABY BOOMERS DIDN'T KILL MUSIC.

No anger, no edge, no ego......no music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 4:16 AM

Liking Grimes is the same exact thing as being a Nickelback or Staind fan, just you live in a major urban center and thing you're cool, intead of living on a farm and thinking you're cool.

Actually, most of these "fans" are probably 1st year university students, fresh off the farm, gullible as all hell, falling for the 1st buzzband they find. She should just do porno and cut out the music part. Your life is a joke if you like this fake ass band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 6:53 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 8:31 AM

worse than Hitler!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 8:52 AM

same as Hitler

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 9:00 AM

"it's electronic but more ambient/atmospheric than dance. like crystal castles crossed with sigur ros."

Nina Hagen>Lene Lovich>Sigor Ros>Crystal Castles>Your younger sister and her drunk friends singing karaoke>Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 9:07 AM

sounds like The Doors.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 9:20 AM

Do blacks like Grimes?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 10:20 AM

It's Grimes Hoodie night in Sanford, FL ... they're a hit, with a bullet ... you'll die when you see what you look like in one .... get yours quickly, before this run ends

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 10:47 AM

Blacks don't like Grimes. No one likes Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:04 AM

Obama does not like Grimes, and Obama owns.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:16 AM

I'm willing to bet not one person here has actuallybothered to LISTEN to the album this girls touring behind. The only 'hipster-poseur-sheep" here are the ones who are more concerned with her appearance or how "cool" she is then how good the music is.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:21 AM

Grimes is the Lana Del Rey of the BV kids scene. That top video ("sick") shows off a complete lack of talent and an audience of half-wits that cheers failure and incompetence. Dreadful.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:44 AM

This the same bitch with the no-tiddies?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:45 AM

No titties, no talent.

Sorry you feel alone in your adoration, 11:21. When you get to college, you may hear performers with actual talent that may straighten out your "problem" with our rejection of this pariah.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:06 PM

Cool story, bra!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:09 PM

She looks feral.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:30 PM

1:06 - And when you actually reach sexual maturity and find a girl who is willing to touch you without money changing hands, you may not feel the need to anonymously post comments like "no titties, no talent" to mask your poor taste in music and 28-year-old virginity. Peace.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:50 PM

This bitch SUCKS.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:58 PM

^ ^ YOUR BAND SUCKS!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 4:02 PM

Junos are faggy

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 4:02 PM

Cop Warmth is by far, the worst band name ever seen on this blog

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 4:06 PM

Admin, please post a new story. I need to inform the masses about Linsanity. They are spending too much time debating a pale, dirty looking girl.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 4:12 PM

And sorry man but that guy was right. Your band does suck. Give it up.

Posted by Linsanity Guy | March 24, 2012 4:59 PM

LMAO @ COP WARMTH

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 6:44 PM

1:50 - LOL yup, high school faggot.

eat a bag of dicks to remind you of those special times with daddy, before he came out and moved to Christopher Street.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 6:55 PM

6:53 NAILED IT

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 8:58 PM

Anal

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 2:52 AM

Grimes>Brooklyn

Grimes>Linsanity

Philly>Brooklyn

Grimes in Philly=WIN

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 9:49 AM

Junos are faggy

Posted by Myegy | March 31, 2012 3:29 PM

8:32--"If music doesn't translate well live then it isn't music."

I dare you to explain this comment in such a way that it makes any sense at all. I don't think you can do it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:39 PM

Does anyone know where she got that shirt? I saw someone else wearing it too... I LIKE IT.

Posted by BK Whopper | April 11, 2012 10:18 PM

If anyone out here honestly thinks Grimes has even an ounce of talent, they are way too easily impressed. She sounds like a bad demo mode on an old Casio. Period. If people stopped supporting these horrible excuses for musicians, that are nothing more than the product of out of touch 'producers', we might actually force the industry to take an extra 5 minutes and look for REAL talent.

Posted by Awful | October 2, 2012 4:24 AM

I also wish to address the comment asking a poster to explain the comment "if music doesn't translate we'll live then it isn't music". This is because ANYONE with money, studio time, expensive equipment and as many 'takes' as they like, can create a song easily. That makes you neither talented nor a musician. Music is created by musicians, who can display their craft flawlessly whenever asked. For example, a doctor should always be able to diagnose and treat patients...and a plumber should always be able to identify and repair leaking pipes. They can't just be good at their jobs sometimes, and sometimes seem like they have no training at all. They have to always know what to do or how to figure it out, that is why they have the 'title' they do. You can't give the title of musician to someone who can't produce music unless under very specific circumstance, it's ridiculous. And if you can't perform well live, but only in a studio with lots of time, then you're not a musician and therefore you are not creating music...just a lot of loops.

Posted by Awful | October 2, 2012 4:46 AM

"Translate well"....not "translate we'll"...lol

Posted by Awful | October 2, 2012 4:49 AM

what about dj's now?

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 2:30 PM

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