Entries tagged with: Danny Brown
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St. Vincent / FKA Twigs / Twin Peaks @ P4K Day 2
The Saturday night headliner might have technically been Neutral Milk Hotel, but you'd never guess it wasn't St. Vincent judging by the massive, dense crowd that gathered to see Annie Clark maintain her status as the most badass breakout indie-rock star of 2014. With her lavender hair tied back in "Heidi"-style French braids, and rocking a black, short-sleeved cocktail dress festooned with a giant gold flower, Clark blended her love of designers like Diane von Furstenburg and Vivienne Westwood seamlessly with her adoration of her personal style icon Albert Einstein, and paired it with robotic choreography straight from her 2013 tour with "Love This Giant" collaborator David Byrne. All that studied road work paid off: Who else could become a temporary Nirvana frontwoman, play the "SNL" season finale and enthrall a sea of some 5,000 people in the middle of Chicago in just under three months? - [Billboard]Pitchfork Fest is on its final day for 2014 as we post this, and here are a set of pics from Saturday, including sets from St. Vincent, FKA Twigs, Danny Brown, The Field, Wild Beasts, Chicago upstarts Twin Peaks and lots more.
Head to BrooklynVegan for more Day 2 pics and review, including a few from Neutral Milk Hotel's headlining set, and pics from Day 1 are HERE and HERE and Day 3 are HERE. More of this Day 2 set below...
Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park. The fests initial lineup included Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, tUnE-yArDs, Sharon Van Etten, Grimes, Slowdive, and more, and St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Schoolboy Q, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy, Jon Hopkins, Majical Cloudz, Speedy Ortiz, SZA, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, Hundred Waters, Isaiah Rashad, Twin Peaks, and others have now been added to the festival.
UPDATE: just a month after this lineup was posted, DJ Rashad tragically passed away. Rest in Peace Rashad.
Festival Passes and single-day tickets are still available, and we've also got a few pairs of three-day passes to give away!
The full festival lineups-by-day and contest details can be found below...
Arctic Monkeys @ NYC's Webster Hall earlier on tour (more by Luis Ruiz)
today in Chicago
* Carcass, Macabre @ Reggie's
* Arctic Monkeys, Twin Peaks @ the Riv
* Centro-Matic, The Holy Alimonies @ Schubas
* The Blank Tapes, Shiloh, Yankee @ Grand Bar
* Bastille, Little Daylight, Nightmare and the Cat @ Lincoln Hall
* The Pamphleteers, Video Daughters, onYou @ The Burlington
* Wedding Dress, Fort Wilson Riot, Sabers, Spider To The Fly @ Ultra Lounge
* Sons of Tonatiuh, The Swan King, Cokegoat, Relentless @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
* Trash Talk, Sweet Cobra, Cut Teeth, Svlphvrvs, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic @ Township
Arctic Monkeys and Twin Peaks play a sold-out show at the Riviera Theatre tonight.
Trash Talk, Sweet Cobra, Cut Teeth, Svlphvrvs, and An Aesthetic Anaesthetic play Township.
Death metal legends Carcass play Reggie's with Macabre.
Sons of Tonatiuh, The Swan King, Cokegoat, and Relentless play a free show at the Empty Bottle.
Danny Brown has shared a video for his new single "Dip." Check it out below.
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photos by James Richards IV
Gary Clark Jr. // Wu-Tang Clan // crowd
North Coast Music Festival 2013 finished off on Sunday, September 1 with performances by Wu-Tang Clan, Gary Clark Jr., Danny Brown, Purity Ring, and many more. You've already seen pictures from Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival, and shots from Day 3 are in this post. More below...
Danny Brown @ Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Detroit-based oddball rapper Danny Brown has detailed his forthcoming album, OLD. It's due out on September 30 via Fool's Gold and features collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Purity Ring, Freddie Gibbs, Fool's Gold head A-Trak, Rustie, and more. You've already heard "Kush Coma" and "Hand Stand," and today he's shared the music video for another track called "ODB." The latter is better cut of the three, but you can take a listen to them all at the bottom of this post.
Danny will be heading to Chicago this weekend to perform at the 2013 North Coast Music Festival, with A-Trak, Purity Ring, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more. He'll play the North Stage at 4PM on Sunday, September 1. Three-day VIP and single-day tickets are still available.
All Danny Brown dates and those song streams are below...
North Coast Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, the 2013 North Coast Music Festival goes down this coming weekend (Friday, 8/30 - Sunday, 9/1) in Chicago's Union Park. Its lineup features Wu-Tang Clan (performing 36 Chambers in its entirety!), Passion Pit, AlunaGeorge, Nas, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, On An On, and many more. You can check out the lineups-by-day // set times HERE.
VIP festival passes and single-day tickets are still available. General admission three-day passes are long sold-out, but we've got a couple of pairs to give away! Details on how to enter to win can be found below...
North Coast Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, North Coast Music Festival 2013 is slated to take place in Union Park from August 30 - September 1. The fest, featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, AlunaGeorge, Nas, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, On An On, and more, have now revealed set times for the three days of madness. They've got five-stages -- Coast Stage, North Stage, Last Stand Stage, Dos Equis Stage, and The Tent Stage -- and you can check out who will be performing on which at the bottom of this post.
The NCMF 2013 set times are below...
On An On @ Lincoln Hall for TNK 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
As discussed, the 2013 North Coast Music Festival is set to take place from August 30 - September 1 in Chicago's Union Park (where the Pitchfork Music Fest just wrapped up). Their lineup includes Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in full, Purity Ring, AlunaGeorge, Nas, On An On, Danny Brown, and many more acts. You can check out the daily lineups at the bottom of this post. Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.
NCMF 2013 have also announced a slew of festival aftershows, at venues throughout the city. We already told you about AlunaGeorge's August 30 show at the brand new Concord Music Hall, but here are many more late-night events you might want to check out:
Thursday, August 29th, 2013Tickets for all aftershows (linked up above) are on sale now.
NCMF Pre-Party with Vicetone @ the Mid
Friday, August 30th, 2013
Laidback Luke w/ Clockwork, French Fries @ the Mid
AlunaGeorge (Live) w/ Passion Pit DJs, Capital Cities DJ Set @ Concord Music Hall
Paper Diamond w/ more TBA @ House of Blues
Ghosthouse (Live) w/ Porn And Chicken @ Cobra Lounge
Just Blaze w/ DJ Intel & more TBA @ Bottom Lounge
On An On w/ Supreme Cuts, The Drum @ Lincoln Hall
Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Afrojack w/ Dean Cohen @ the Mid
The Disco Biscuits @ Concord Music Hall
Rebelution w/ Ojo de Buey @ House of Blues
Skream w/ Thibault @ Bottom Lounge
Bondax w/ Redux DJs, Equator Club @ Cobra Lounge
Cherub (Live) & Poolside (DJ Set) @ City Winery
Sunday, September 1st, 2013
A-Trak @ the Mid
Datsik w/ Terravita, Protohype, Must Die! @ House of Blues
Lotus & Future Rock - Concord Music Hall
Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Van Ghost @ Bottom Lounge
El Ten Eleven & Orchard Lounge @ Lincoln Hall
Cajmere w/ Special Guests @ Transit
TBA @ Cobra Lounge
Daily lineups for NCMF 2013 can be found below...
Danny Brown at Roseland, October 2012 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Detroit's Danny Brown is set to head out on a West Coast tour after SXSW with Baauer, and has just announced that he'll be playing a string of North American dates with Kitty (formerly Kitty Pryde) after that. A performance at Bottom Lounge on April 25 is included in his schedule. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (3/9) at noon CST.
Danny also recently shared a new track, called "#Hottest MC," which will appear on his forthcoming LP Old. It was produced by Harry Fraud, and you can take a listen to it at the bottom of this post.
All Danny Brown tour dates and that song stream are below...
Divine Fits @ NYC's Webster Hall earlier on tour (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in Chicago
* R. Kelly, Tamia @ Arie Crown Theater
* Nneka, Patrick Gemkow @ Lincoln Hall
* Heligoats, Squares, The Gunshy @ Hideout
* The Presets, Yacht, American Royalty @ Metro
* Daughter, Choir of Young Believers @ Schubas
* Savoir Adore, Royal Canoe, Santah @ Township
* The Singleman Affair, Piney Gar @ The Burlington
* Divine Fits, Cold Cave @ Logan Square Auditorium
* Twerps, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Bare Mutants @ Empty Bottle
* Del the Funky Homosapien, Bukue One, The B.E.A.T., Impolite Society, DJ Zac Hendrix @ Reggie's
R. Kelly plays his first of two shows at the Arie Crown Theater tonight.
Nneka is here to play Lincoln Hall.
Santah plays a record release show at Township tonight with Savoir Adore and Royal Canoe.
Danny Brown has a new NSFW video for "Wit It." Check it out below.
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A$AP Rocky @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob are slated to head out on the LongLiveA$AP tour in late-September, which features Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q. All three acts hit Chicago earlier this month to perform at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. That tour will reach Chicago on October 11 for a show at the Congress Theater. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check Ticketfly for updates.
In related news, Rocky was arrested in NYC last week after a brawl with some photographers, which caused him to miss his scheduled performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Brawls are kind of his thing.
All LongLiveA$AP dates are listed below...
photos by Chase Turner
Corin Roddick (of Purity Ring) @ Bottom Lounge on 7.14.2012
After the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival wound down on Saturday night (7/14), with closing sets from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Grimes, Tumblr kept things going with a party at the Bottom Lounge featuring DJ sets from Danny Brown, SKYWLKR, Corin Roddick (of Purity Ring), and LOL Boys.
Chase ventured over after the festival and you can check out more of his pictures below...
Wild Flag / Sleigh Bells
Day 2 of the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival happened on Saturday (7/14) with sets from Grimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, Nicolas Jaar and more. We've already got pictures of day 2 up on BrooklynVegan, and here's another set of pics for BV Chicago.
I began my Saturday at the Blue Stage for The Atlas Moth, whose bluesy doom was an appropriate fit for the grey weather we had early on at the fest. Vocalist and guitarist Stavros Giannopoulos flashed a friendly peace sign that contrasted the aggression of his high, crackling scream. The interweaving riffs of the three guitarists give a lively edge to the band's slow, doomy rhythms. They were later joined by Chicago jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch, who previously lent her skills to a track on The Atlas Moth's 2011 album An Ache For the Distances, and de facto Chicago rock saxophonist Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Bloodiest. Lamont also performed with The Atlas Moth at SXSW 2012, and just last week contributed to The Black Lips' performances at The Empty Bottle and West Fest.
Cloud Nothings started on the cheerier end of their 2012 album Attack On Memory opening with "Fall In" and following with "Stay Useless". The rain began after "Separation," and it was down-pouring by the noisy bridge of "Wasted Days" a couple songs later. The stage hands covered the floor monitors with tarps before the PA system was shut off entirely, leaving the band jamming at stage volume. When frontman Dylan Baldi went to sing and found his mic off, the crowd took over the chant of "I thought I would be more than this" before Cloud Nothings closed out their set. They seemed disappointed, but great set nonetheless.
The sky had cleared by the time Bradford Cox took the stage as Atlas Sound, decked out in a straw hat, white face paint and a harmonica hanging angularly from his neck. Like most Atlas Sound shows, it was just Bradford and his acoustic guitar on stage, but he creates layers of sound with the loop and effect pedals that he runs it through.
The rain picked up again for Liturgy, who have disintegrated from a black metal quartet into a guitar duo backed by programmed drums. This was not the kind of set that you casually walked away from; it either captivated or repelled. The bizarre electronic drum tones might have fit better with dance music, but instead followed chunky, mechanical rhythms which usually synced up well, but lacked the dynamics that used to be provided by live drummer Greg Fox.. At one point, frontman Hunter Hunt Hendrix gave a solo vocal performance that involved him looping his voice into a strange, twisted chant, which stood in contrast to the howling and yelping scream he produced during the rest of the set.
The sun made its final return by the time Flying Lotus began his set. He spun bits of A$AP Rocky, a sped up Schoolboy Q, and the beat to "Niggas in Paris," mixed with pieces of his own abstract recordings. He was joined mid-set by rapper and Brainfeeder label mate Azizi Gibson, who also played the Brainfeeder showcase that night.
After a long set up and some volume issues with the PA, Nicolas Jaar and his live band began creating a swell of noise before settling into a cool electronic R&B groove. Though some of the band's mics were too quiet, the set was still enjoyable.
Back at the Blue Stage, Schoolboy Q walked on stage and yelled "Pitchfork, what it fuckin' do?" He later made a comment about being faded, a mental state fans might have expected from the lyrics of "Hands On the Wheel," which was heard during both his and Flying Lotus' sets. Many of his songs work in a party setting, but there is a dark sense to it. He made sure to keep the energy up, jumping and yelling more aggressively than heard in his recordings.
Hardcore fans of Godspeed You! Black Emperor had camped out in front of the Green Stage for a couple hours prior to their set, though it was still possible to get a good spot, about as far back as the sound booth, fifteen or so minutes before they began. The proximity of the stages made it easy to catch any artist for an acceptable amount of time, yet there was very little bleeding of sound between stages.
Godspeed spent the first several minutes of their set focusing on one note, working intently on expanding it slowly by creating noise that inched up toward harmonizing notes. After a careful build, the strings broke out into a dark Eastern European melody. When the first song ended, the silence was eerie, like a cease-fire in a war zone. The often sepia imagery projected behind them reinforced the seriousness of their set, at one point showing sped up smoke stacks spewing vapor and particles into the atmosphere. Having seen their other project Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra earlier this year, the instrumental Godspeed seemed to be more apocalyptic and bleak. Both bands are very critical in a post-modern way, but the lyrics in Silver Mount Zion provide a sense of hope, in that there are other humans aware of the world's problems. Godspeed You! Black Emperor is more like the soundtrack to the human race destroying itself.
Pics from day 1 are HERE. More from day 2 are below...
DJ sets from Danny Brown & Skywlkr, Corin Roddick (of Purity Ring) and LOL Boys. You can RSVP HERE.
The Atlas Moth @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Atlas Moth, Danny Brown, Dirty Projectors, Clams Casino, Flying Lotus, Iceage, The Men, Olivia Tremor Control, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, and Sleigh Bells were all just added to the lineup of Pitchfork Festival 2012, taking place in Chicago's Union Park from July 13-15. Three-day passes are now sold out, however single-day tickets are still available.
20+ acts are still TBA. Current lineup below..
Danny Brown at Echoplex in LA in January (more by Nathanel Turner)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) recently fractured his foot and has posponed a bunch of dates on his current tour with Danny Brown. This includes their show at the Riv, which was supposed to take place on March 30 and has now been rescheduled to May 9. All tickets will be honored.
An updated list of tour dates can be found below.