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April 18, 2014

by Doug Moore

Stephen O'Malley (1/3 of Nazoranai) at Big Ears Fest (more by Joshua Ford)

Its pure improvisation, I'm going to try and avoid as many clichés as I can here, in talking about improvisation. That's the whole thing though, its not a cliché, the idea is that I don't know what the idea is. The idea is in the present, so everything that happens is happening right then, and will probably never be repeated. Even stylistic tendencies, I've noticed, have been completely different every time we play together...It's an interesting exercise in patience, in trance, in timbre and in alertness as a player.

[Stephen O'Malley on Nazoranai]

As briefly mentioned in our Stephen O'Malley interview post (quoted above), Nazoranai -- a perplexing improvisational trio that features the prolific and influential Japanese experimental musician Keiji Haino, SunnO))) / Khanate guitarist Stephen O'Malley, and Australian multi-instrumentalist / occasional SunnO))) contributor Oren Ambarchi -- will be embarking on a brief North American tour in May, which will include a NYC stop at The Wick on May 21. Tickets for that show are available now.

A few days later, O'Malley and Ambarchi will play a duo show as part of the NYC edition of Tectonics Festival. This reprisal of a May 2013 Tectonics Glasgow performance will go down on 5/23 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. No advance tickets, $20 at the door. Full Tectonics schedule here.

All of O'Malley's dates (including a few solo appearances) are listed below...

Continue reading "Nazoranai touring North America; Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi playing a duo set at NY's Tectonics Fest (dates)"

Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his "prepared piano." He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument's 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil and leather.

[...] "They create a whole carpet of sounds underneath the tones that the hammers create," Hauschka tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "What I like about it is that there is something going on without my control." [NPR]

German pianist/composer Hauschka released his newest album, Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang, and tonight (4/18) he begins his North American tour in support of it. Hauschka's roots are in techno, but for this project he utilizes prepared pianos, a concept made famous by John Cage and others, though Hauschka claims he wasn't familiar with Cage when he first came up with the idea to do so. (As Sonic Youth fans may know, it's also something you can do with a guitar.)

Hauschka and his prepared piano will hit NYC on this tour on April 25 at Joe's Pub, and after a European run, he'll return for another show on May 27 at Glasslands. The Joe's Pub show is sold out, but tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video of "Elizabeth Bay" from the new album and a stream of another LP track, below...

Continue reading "Hauschka released an LP, touring North America (dates, video)"

Ben Watt & Bernard Butler (via Ben's Facebook)
Ben Watt

Everything But the Girl guitarist Ben Watt had to postpone his NYC and LA shows due to visa issues but those shows -- his first-ever solo headlining in the U.S. -- have been rescheduled. He's now playing two nights at NYC's Joe's Pub on June 11 & 12 and tickets are on sale now. Right after that, he'll jet to LA to play The Echoplex on June 13. Like before, he'll be accompanied at those shows by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

Meanwhile, Ben's new solo album, Hendra, is out April 29 but you can stream the whole thing (via The Guardian) below...

Continue reading "Ben Watt streaming new album, 'Hendra' (listen), reschedules NYC & LA dates for June, now playing two nights at Joe's Pub"

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella

Coachella 2014 wrapped up its first weekend this past Sunday, and the second weekend is underway as we speak (set times). If you're not in California braving the desert, you can stream many of the sets starting today (4/18) at 9 PM EST.

Last week's stream was hosted on Coachella's YouTube channel, but this week's will be air on television on the AXS TV channel. Sets that will stream today include Haim, Neko Case, Broken Bells, Kate Nash and more.

Sets that stream on Saturday include Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Nas, Future Islands, MGMT, Fatboy Slim and more; and on Sunday, they'll air Beck, Arcade Fire, Muse (from Saturday), Fishbone, Daughter, Pet Shop Boys (from Saturday), and more. Each day's stream will also re-air the following day at 2 PM EST.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Coachella coverage, check out day 1 pictures, day 2 pictures, and day 3 pictures of weekend 1.

by Wyatt Marshall

Puce Mary at Northside Fest 2013 (photo by Samantha Marble for Pitchfork)
Puce Mary

Last minute Friday night plans alert: Denmark's Puce Mary, a Posh Isolation affiliate noise artist who has plans to play that label's LA fest in May, will play the US much sooner at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right tonight (4/18). Tonight's show is an Ascetic House-presented afterparty (midnight start) for the ongoing New York's Alright festival, and features a genre-appropriate lineup of Ligature (Chris Hansell, of Warthog/Foreplay, ex-The Men), Venerence (Sean Ragon, Cult of Youth) and Nothing Changes alumni Saran Man. There will also be music from DJ Jane Pain (of Foreplay), DJ Pissdrinker (of Hoax), and more TBA in the front room from 10 PM until 4 AM. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Puce Mary isn't playing one of the New York's Alright main events, which tonight include Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary at Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM, tickets); and Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War and Life Chain at Acheron (10 PM, no advance tix).

The only other US date we're currently aware of for Puce Mary is Posh Isolation's two day fest in LA with Lust for Youth, Iceage, Sexdrome, Lower and Age Coin. That's going down May 16-May 17. Catch that if you live out in California, where it's never cold, always sunny and the burritos/tacos are sooo much better than anything in NYC. SMDH.

Stream a Puce Mary track below...

Continue reading "Puce Mary playing NY's Alright afterparty tonight, LA's Posh Isolation Fest in May +++ stream a track"

River to River Festival 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
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The free River to River Festival returns in 2014 to various outdoor NYC venues from June 19-29 and includes music, dance, theater, visual art, film and "unique participatory experiences." Some highlights this year include the annual Bang on a Can Marathon happening June 22 at Brookfield Place, Winter Garden (more info), and...

On June 24 at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden, world-renowned string quartet ETHEL is joined by guest guitarist Kaki King to present a special performance of ...And Other Stories. The collaboration is anchored by a re-imagining of Bach's masterful Brandenburg Concerto #6 and includes works from ETHEL's repertoire by Phil Kline and John Zorn, plus original compositions by Kaki King and the world premiere of a work by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov composed especially for ETHEL and Kaki King.

Last year's successful partnership with Original Music Workshop, a new music venue set to open in Brooklyn in 2015, continues with three more "Ex-Situ" concerts of contemporary music in site-specific locations. Curated by composer Paola Prestini, this year's series is dedicated to the music and influences of master minimalist composer Terry Riley. It begins on June 20 with "Terry Riley and Friends," a concert featuring works by the composer performed by musicians including his son Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and the Young People's Chorus.

Other notable shows include People Get Ready at North End Way on June 19; Piñata Protest, Kuenta I Tambu (KiT), Helado Negro and SLV at The Uplands, South Street Seaport on June 27; composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra (who just teamed up with Mirah for Ecstatic Music Festival) & Roberto Rodriguez on June 21 at India House (1pm), Peter Minuet Plaza (3pm), and Tear Drop Park (5pm); Sergio Mendoza (Devotchka, Calexico) with La Orkestra and Rey Vellenato Beto Jamiaca on June 29 at The Uplands, South Street Seaport; and more.

Again, all River to River events are free and open to the public. The entire 2014 line-up is listed, with details, below...

Continue reading "2014 River to River Festival lineup (Kaki King, Terry Riley, KiT, People Get Ready, Sergio Mendoza, Susie Ibarra & more)"

Bang on a Can Marathon 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Bang on a Can

As part of this year's River to River Festival, the free annual Bang on a Can Marathon will return to Brookfield Place, Winter Garden on June 22 from 2-10 PM:

Bang on a Can returns with its annual super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! This year features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's most pioneering young artists including Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, Jherek Bischoff and many more.

Music by:
Louis Andriessen, Armando Bayolo, Jherek Bischoff, Carlos Carrillo, Bryce Dessner, Julius Eastman & Jace Clayton, Michael Gordon, Judd Greenstein, Brooks Hendrickson, Molly Joyce, David Lang, Paula Matthusen, Marc Mellits, Meredith Monk, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, JG Thirlwell, and Julia Wolfe.

Performances by:
Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) & friends, Jherek Bischoff, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of Teeth, and So Percussion.

Jherek Bischoff also takes part in this year's Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets as part of Red Bull Music Academy.

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A whole bunch of '80s new wave acts (or members of them) will be puttin' on the hits this summer via the Retro Futura Tour. Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey and Howard Jones headline this package tour that also includes Ultravox's Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves. The tour is set to kick off in NYC on August 21 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/18) at noon.

The tour's Facebook says more dates will be added but all current dates are listed, along with a video from each participant on the tour, below...

Continue reading "Retro Futura Tour w/ Howard Jones, Thompson Twins singer, Midge Ure, China Crisis & more this summer (dates)"

Raekwon

Raekwon, in a controversial new interview with Rollling Stone, explains what he thinks of "Keep Watch" off the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan release:

I hate it. I hate it. I don't hate shit, but I hate that fuckin' record. It ain't the gunpowder that my brothers are spitting; it's the production. And I ain't shitting on the producer because he's one of our soldiers. But if it ain't where it need to be... It's 20 years later. We talkin 'bout a whole new generation is sitting here representin' and making fiery shit and you telling me that we comin out with some mediocre shit? That ain't part of our plan.
He goes on to say that there is a very small chance he'll even appear on the new album. RZA says he just thinks creatively they are on different paths (watch an interview at VladTV).

Meanwhile it was announced that Raekwon, who just wants to win, is playing the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival this year.

Ghostface plays Vassar College on April 26.

Upcoming Wu-Tang Clan shows include Free Press Summer Fest 2014 in Houston over Memorial Day weekend and Summer Set Music Festival in Wisconsin in August.

And speaking of Wu-Tang soldiers, one of them recently allegedly cut off his own penis and jumped off a building. TMZ has since pointed out that Christ Bearer "is remarkably in stable condition" but permanently without penis.

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If you missed out on getting tickets for the Agalloch show at Irving Plaza during the Invisible Oranges presale, you can still get them in the general on-sale which starts today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Thievery Corporation show at new summer venue Pier 97 go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for Steely Dan's Long Island and Atlantic City shows go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the "Star Talk Live" show at Beacon Theatre with Neil deGrasse Tysonat and Eugene Mirman go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs and Charles Bradley show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Albert Hammond Jr. Northside Fest show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Fuck Buttons Northside Fest show at Warsaw go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Eleanor Friedberger Northside Fest show at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The War On Drugs Northside Fest show at 50 Kent are on sale now.

Tickets for the Beirut Northside Fest show at 50 Kent are on sale now.

Tickets for the Andrew Jackson Jihad, Cheap Girls and Dogbreth show at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Wytches show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets to their Glasslands show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Veruca Salt show at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kelis show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the third National show at Prospect Park go on sale today at noon.

Honduras are playing Mercury Lounge on May 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Dig Deeper is presenting a show with The Conscious Minds (fka The Gaylads), Crazy Baldhead, DJ Scratch Famous, DJ Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky at Littlefield on April 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

RSVP is still open for our $3 Woods, Weyes Blood, Woolen Men, Cassie Ramone show happening at Baby's All Right on Tuesday. First 100 people through the door will get a ticket good for a black light-friendly show poster.

Guitarists Vernon Reid, Robben Ford, Oz Noy, Earl Slick, Alex Skolnick, and Guthrie Trapp will all perform at a D'Addario launch event the Carle Place Guitar Center on Long Island on Thursday, May 1st at 6PM. FREE.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.