Entries tagged with: CHVRCHES
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Vampire Weekend / Deftones / King Khan
Houston's annual Free Press Summer Fest went down over the weekend, kicking off on Saturday (5/31) with sets from Vampire Weekend, Deftones, King Khan, Anamanaguchi, The Orwells, Flosstradamus, Classixx, CHVRCHES, Mariachi El Bronx, Jana Hunter and more. The festival was briefly evacuated around 2 PM due to flood warnings, but it reopened two hours later and was still a blast.
Pictures of day 1 are in this post and they continue below...
ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
It was just announced that the Austin City Limits Festival returns to Austin's Zilker Park for two weekends, October 3-5 & October 10-12. The lineup includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, The Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Sam Smith, Polica, Jenny Lewis and many more.
FPSF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Houston's Free Press Summer Festival returns for its sixth year on May 31 and June 1 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The lineup was just announced and it includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, The Kills, Die Antwoord, Chvrches, tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out, Flosstradamus, Sky Ferreira, First Aid Kit, Mariachi El Bronx, King Khan & the Shrines, Flatbush Zombies, The Orwells, Destruction Unit, Syd Arthur, Jana Hunter, Pinkish Black and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
CHVRCHES had a great year with their debut LP The Bones of What You Believe ending up on tons of Best of 2013 lists, like Pitchfork, AV Club, NME, Rolling Stone, Paste, and more. They were in Austin back in November for a show at Stubbs (11/22) with Basecamp. We've got a belated set of pictures from that show, which are in this post.
They continue, along with CHVRCHES' setlist, below...
CHVRCHES at Mohawk earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
CHVRCHES came to Austin this year for SXSW in March and a show at Mohawk earlier this month, and they already have plans to come back. The Scottish electropop trio has announced an extensive world tour to support the release of their debut full length, The Bones of What You Believe, which is due to drop September 24 via Glassnote Records. They'll kick off the tour with some dates in Australia, Japan, and Europe and will make their way to Texas this fall. The tour hits Austin first on November 22 at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, then Dallas on November 23 at South Side Ballroom, then Houston on November 24 at House of Blues.
Check out the full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Some videos, including their US TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
CHVRCHES / Still Corners @ Mohawk - 6/5/2013
Glasgow trio Chvrches soon took the stage, led by pixie-sized Lauren Mayberry firing off 2012 single "Lies" at the onset. After the brief singalong, the group headed into unfamiliar territory, blending lush, unharnessed electro-pop. Mayberry's Scottish chirp guided everything along, maneuvering a well-crafted set built around the remaining three singles on their much-celebrated EP. Still, unfamiliar with the non-hits, many in the crowd fell into disengaged chatter.Scottish band CHVRCHES' skyrocket success really started in Austin during SXSW and the band have quickly gotten popular enough (despite only having released a handful of songs) to have fans filling every inch of the Mohawk on Wednesday (6/5). Opening the show was UK act Still Corners who just release their second album for Sub Pop (the lovely Strange Pleasures). Pictures from Mohawk are below.
Chvrches remains a smartly-marketed outfit that's conquered the Googling conundrum by swapping a "u" for a "v" in their moniker. Like many of their electronic contemporaries, they operate in Tumblr instead of a traditional website, making it easy to share content. And yet, no amount of PR can make up for the fact that no one had access to the songs from their upcoming LP. Mayberry acknowledged this toward the end of the set. - [Austin Chronicle]
Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.
Full list below...