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October 19, 2014
photos by Tim Griffin
Erasure @ ACL Live -- 10/18/2014
Though openers still haven't been announced for Erasure's two big New Year's shows at Terminal 5 in NYC (tickets), a variety of artists will be alternating as support for the English synthpop duo for the rest of the year. A non-Hare Krishna group called Shelter, a group called Nights, Chad Valley and Superhumanoids are among those sharing the bill with Erasure over the nest two months. The latter are on tour with them now and opened the show last night at ACL Live in Austin. They'll do the same at the same place tonight (10/10). Pictures from night one are in this post, and continue below with all tour dates and a stream of the new Carter Tutti remix of their new single "Reason"....
October 16, 2014
photos by Greg Cristman
Flying Lotus / Thundercat @ T5 - 10/15/14
Flying Lotus brought his tour in support of his jazzy new LP You're Dead to Terminal 5 last night (10/15) for his first of two NYC shows here this week. It was packed, the visuals were stunning, the sound was extremely loud, and you could feel the bass physically shaking you. Anybody in the front last night must still be vibrating and have ringing ears.
FlyLo's tourmate/collaborator Thundercat opened with his maniacal bass playing and sweet vocals. There was also a surprise opening set from comedian Hannibal Buress (who will help celebrate Knitting Factory's 5th year in Brooklyn soon), and DJ Peabody kept the crowd warmed up between sets. Pictures of the whole show are in this post.
FlyLo and Thundercat hit MHOW tonight (10/16), which is sold out. Will they have another surprise guest tonight?
More pictures from T5 below...
October 15, 2014
Electronic wizard Daedelus released his newest album, The Light Brigade, on Brainfeeder at the tail end of September and he's been on tour in support of it. That tour lands in NYC this Saturday (10/18) at Villain with Spazzkid, who's on most dates. The show and a few others on the tour will also feature his Archimedes A/V show. Tickets for NYC are on sale now.
Speaking of Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus' tour hits NYC tonight (10/15) for its first of two shows here.
All dates are listed, with a stream from the new LP, below...
Jonathan Toubin, who was just named Best Club DJ New York 2014 by The Village Voice, is taking his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party on the road again, intenterspersed with monthly NYC editions at Brooklyn Bowl on October 25, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 28 and March 28. This month's is a CMJ edition with Mac DeMarco as guest selector and a panel of indie rockers (TBA) as judges. Tickets for Soul Clap that (and November and December editions) are on sale now.
Mac DeMarco plays Terminal 5 next month with Connan Mockasin (who plays Baby's this week) and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (who'll be here for CMJ). All Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap tour dates are listed below...
Sébastien Tellier released his Brazilian-influenced new album, L'Aventura, earlier this year and has just shared a video for the flute-powered "Love." For it, Valentine Reinhardt created an animated video of the cover art he did for the album, which fits perfectly with the breezy song. You can watch it (via Nowness) below.
Tellier will be coming to North America for a few dates in December, including one in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon. All dates are listed below.
October 8, 2014
Kristian Nairn aka Hodor is DJing BB King's in NYC Friday night (10/10) as part of New York Comic Con weekend, and apparently people will pay $63 to experience that. Zedd Stark and Trance Rayder will also be DJing and "Costumes encouraged." Nairn and Natalia Tena (who plays wilding Osha) will be on the Comic Con convention floor signing autographs on Thursday and Friday.
In other Game of Thrones news (~mild spoiler alert~), it was recently announced that Tena and Art Parkinson (who plays Rickon, the youngest Stark son) will not be appearing in Season 5 of the hit HBO fantasy series which will air next spring. (Bran and Hodor are also absent from S5.) The new season just started filming this week. You can however see both Parkinson and Charles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister) both appear in the suspiciously GoT-looking new fantasy Dracula Untold which opens on Friday.
October 7, 2014
Jon Hopkins has a new EP, titled Asleep Versions, which will be out via Domino on November 11. As the title implies, it four somnambulistic versions of songs from last year's acclaimed Immunity. These aren't remixes, though, they were recorded this year at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik, Iceland and the tracks form a continuous 25-minute work intended to be listened to as a whole. (Or split across two sides in the case of the vinyl 12".) EP highlight "Form By Firelight" was rerecorded with vocals by Raphaelle Standell of Braids/Blue Hawaii. (Past collaborator King Creosote sings on one too.) You can stream "Form By Firelight" and check out a trailer for the EP below.
Last in NYC over the summer, Hopkins will be back next month to play FIXED's 10th Anniversary Party which happens at Output on November 21 which also features resident DJs JDH & Dave P, as well as Marcus Worgull, Alex From Tokyo, and Paul Raffaele in the club's adjacent Panther Room. Tickets are on sale now.
All Jon Hopkins dates are listed, along with the EP trailer, below...
October 6, 2014
Disclosure in Chicago in August (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Disclosure have announced another of their WILD LIFE shows, this one happening New Year's Eve at NYC's Pier 94 (indoors). They'll be DJing, and there will also be sets from Claude Vonstroke, Dusky, Ten Walls, Kyle Hall and Isaac Tichauer. Tickets for this danceable way to ring in the new year go on sale Friday (10/1) at noon. Show flyer, and Disclosure's full list of upcoming dates, below.
October 3, 2014
Balmorhea duo (photo by Matt Rainwaters)
Post-rock collective Balmorhea are reissuing their self-released 2007 self-titled debut on October 14 via Western Vinyl, and they'll be scaling down to their original duo formation of Michael Muller and Rob Lowe for a European tour and US one-offs in Austin and Brooklyn. The Brooklyn show happens October 28 at The Green Building (452 Union St) with their labelmate Christopher Tignor. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In addition to the reissue, Balmorhea also have a 7" of two new full-band songs, "Heir I" and "Heir II," and there's a few commissioned remixes for the songs including one by Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid. Matthewdavid's twist on "Heir I" premieres in this post and can be streamed, along with streams of both original tracks, below.
Matthewdavid also has a few of his own shows coming up this month, including one in NYC at Death by Audio on October 7 with local rap eccentric Cities Aviv. It's not only one of the last chances to get to DbA before it closes in November, but also a rare chance to see to see a hip hop-oriented show at that venue (Matthewdavid's new album is pretty rap/R&B-ish). Also on the bill is Trabajo and The Lark Kidder Band.
All of his dates, all Balmorhea dates, and the new remix, below...
October 2, 2014
The Spaceape (real name Stephen Samuel Gordon), who you may know as the vocalist on Hyperdub founder Kode9's influential 2006 album Memories of the Future and its 2011 followup Black Sun, has sadly passed away after battling cancer. Hyperdub posted the following to Facebook:
We are devastated to announce that on Thursday 2nd October, Stephen Samuel Gordon aka The Spaceape, vocalist, poet and live performer, passed away peacefully after a 5 year struggle with a rare form of cancer.Rest in peace Stephen. Watch the "Devil Is A Liar" video below...
He leaves behind his wife Luciana and 6 year old daughter, Cleo. His first release was the 1st release on Hyperdub, 'Sine of the Dub' in 2004 with Kode9, with whom he also released 2 albums, Memories of the Future (2006) and Black Sun (2011).
In 2012 he also self-released the Xorcism EP, appeared on the track 'Spaceape' on Burial's debut album in 2006, and also collaborated with The Bug, Martyn, Jerry Dammers, Redshape, Dub Gabriel, the Echologist and more. Last Monday he released his new EP with Kode9, 'Killing Season' including the video 'Devil is a Liar' which was filmed in July 2014.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and all who have been touched by his writings and performances. His Hyperdub family will always miss him.