MGMT at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (More by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As discussed, indie-pop-turned-psych-weirdos MGMT are currently on a tour which brings them to NYC for a huge show at Barclays Center on December 13 with Dinosaur Jr. and Kuroma (fronted by a member of MGMT's live band). Tickets for that show are still available, but we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
If you're wondering what to expect from this ever-changing band at the Barclays Center show, this review on Memphis Flyer of Saturday's Orpheum Theatre show sheds some light:
You wanted to hear their big hits, like "Kids," "Time To Pretend," and "Electric Feel?" Score.Looking at the nightly setlists they've been posting on Instagram, they do change the order up from show to show. Speaking of their instagram, they're running a contest on it where you can win a chance to play the giant cowbell during "Your Life Is A Lie" on stage with them.
You wanted to hear the trippy stuff like "Siberian Breaks" and "Of Moons, Birds & Monsters?" Score.
You wanted to hear material from the new album? Score.
MGMT's set list broke down cleanly, with 6 cuts from Oracular Spectacular, 5 from Congratulations, and 5 from the newest album, MGMT.
You could use those numbers as a guideline and come up with many permutations of set lists, but MGMT elected to play their most accessible material. So they didn't play "4th Dimensional Transition" but they did play "Weekend Wars"; they didn't play "Lady Dada's Nightmare" but did "Flash Delirium"; didn't play the 2nd half of MGMT but did the first half.
In other Dinosaur Jr. news, J Mascis recently teamed up with Fred Armisen to cover TLC's "Waterfalls" at Berklee Performing Arts Center, which you can watch a video of below. J Mascis also just teamed up with Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith (not long after teaming up with Sharon Van Etten herself) to contribute a guitar solo to "Pure Gold In The 70s" off Doug's upcoming LP, Pony (due out 2/11). You can listen to that (via SPIN) below too.
Updated dates are listed, along with contest details, video and song stream, below...
Fred Armisen, J Mascis & Friends - "Waterfalls" (TLC Cover)
Doug Keith - "Pure Gold In The 70s" (ft. J Mascis)
MGMT -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
NOV 26 CONSTITUTION HALL WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
NOV 27 AMOS' SOUTHEND MUSIC HALL CHARLOTTE, NC, UNITED STATES
NOV 29 DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DURHAM, NC, UNITED STATES
NOV 30 THE NATIONAL RICHMOND, VA, UNITED STATES
DEC 2 STAGE AE PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES
DEC 3 ELECTRIC FACTORY PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES
DEC 5 ORPHEUM THEATRE BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES
DEC 6 OAKDALE THEATER WALLINGFORD, CT, UNITED STATES
DEC 7 SOUND ACADEMY TORONTO, ON, CANADA
DEC 9 METROPOLIS MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
DEC 13 BARCLAYS CENTER BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES w/ Dinosaur Jr
DEC 28 - JAN 1 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LORNE, AUSTRALIA
DEC 29 - JAN 1 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL MARION BAY, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
DEC 31 - JAN 3 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
JAN 3-4 SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL BUSSELTON, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
JAN 8 OSAKA HATCH OSAKA, JAPAN
JAN 9 DIAMOND HALL NAGOYA, JAPAN
JAN 11 STUDIO COAST TOKYO, JAPAN
For a chance at winning tickets to MGMT, Dinosaur Jr, and Kuroma at Barclays Center: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "MGMT" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "MGMT". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!