Entries tagged with: Twin Shadow
Dan Deacon @ NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, multimedia artist Doug Aitken has unveiled some details for his new project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening. As its title suggests, STS is a traveling train tour. That tour will feature various kinds of art - music, culinary, literary, film - and a slew of contributors. Some of the musicians include Savages, David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Ariel Pink, Eleanor Friedberger, Dan Deacon, No Age, and more, with visual artists Kenneth Anger, Olaf Breuning, Peter Coffin, Urs Fischer, Meschac Gaba, Liz Glynn, Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, plus even more.
Station to Station includes a stop in Chicago on
September 14. Ticketing information and more details on the Chicago "happening" are forthcoming.
UPDATE: The Chicago "happening" has been moved to September 10. It'll take place at Union Station.
All Station to Station dates and a trailer are below...
Twin Shadow @ MHoW, September 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twin Shadow are set to embark on yet another North American tour in support of their 2012 LP Confess. This tour, dubbed "True Story," will kick off on the West Coast in late-May, and includes a performance at Metro on June 1 with tourmates Elliphant. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Metro's concert calendar for updates.
All Twin Shadow tour dates and a couple of videos are below...
Sky Ferreira @ Public Assembly for BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Like-minded pop artists Sky Ferreira and How To Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) have announced that they'll be heading out on a spring, co-headlining North American tour. That tour begins on the East Coast in March, and will visit Chicago for a performance at Schubas on March 30. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/25) at noon CST. All dates are listed below.
Sky scored a bit of a hit in 2012 with her Ghost EP single "Everything Is Embarrassing." The track was co-written with Dev Hynes (who produced Solange's True EP) and Ariel Rechtshaid, and was just recently remixed by Twin Shadow. You can stream both versions of the track at the bottom of this post.
All Sky Ferreira // HTDW tour dates and streams of "Everything Is Embarrassing" are below...
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall in 2011 (more by James Chadwick)
As discussed, Twin Shadow play a MINI // RCRD LBL-sponsored show in a "not normal" venue in Chicago tonight. That venue is Lubinski Furniture in Wicker Park (1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.), and the show will begin at 6:30PM. According to the event's Facebook page, only the first 100-fans in line will get in. If you're set on going, get there early.
Twin Shadow @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As part of MINI and RCRD LBL's new event series, Normal Crashers, they'll be presenting "not normal" concerts in Chicago, Austin, New York, and Los Angeles in the very near future. Twin Shadow will be playing the Chicago event, which is happening on Monday, December 3. According to a press release, these shows will NOT be taking place in regular venues. Check out the Chicago event page for clues on the time and location; we'll let you know if we hear anything.
A few Twin Shadow videos are below...
Twin Shadow @ BAM in May (BKLYN) (more by David Andrako)
Here is your formal welcome to festival season in Chicago. Pitchfork Fest just wrapped up, Lollapalooza is just two-weeks away, and after/side party announcements are beginning to pour in. FILTER and the Empty Bottle are taking over the Logan Square Auditorium on August 2 & 3 to host FREE parties with some pretty great lineups.
Twin Shadow (who also plays Lincoln Hall that week), Neon Indian, and Passion Pit DJs (who play a full-band set at the House of Blues) will be performing on August 2. Grimes, The Big Pink (who also play Subterranean), and THENEWN02 will be playing on August 3. Admission is free w/ RSVP (21+ only) and both events stretch until 2AM.
A bunch of official aftershows have also been announced, happening from August 1-5. Here's a number of them (more TBA, including unofficial shows):
August 1Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (6/15) at 10AM CST.
Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, Dry The River, Filligar @ Metro
Delta Spirit, FIDLAR @ Lincoln Hall
Bear in Heaven, YAWN @ the Empty Bottle
NERO (DJ Set), Die Antwoord, Anamanaguchi @ Congress Theater
Frank Ocean @ Metro
tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out @ House of Blues
The Black Angels, Night Beats @ Double Door
The War on Drugs, Milo Greene @ Schubas
Blind Pilot, Kopecky Family Band @ Lincoln Hall
Porter Robinson, Madeon @ The Mid
The Growlers, JEFF the Brotherhood @ Subterranean
Paper Diamond, Minnesota @ Bottom Lounge
White Rabbits, Dum Dum Girls, Oberhofer @ Cubby Bear
Doomtree, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall @ the Empty Bottle
Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Midnight Conspiracy, Big Chocolate @ Congress Theater
The Afghan Whigs @ Metro
Of Monsters & Men, Yellow Ostrich @ House of Blues
Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three @ Double Door
Childish Gambino @ the Vic
The Temper Trap, Poliça @ Park West
Gary Clark Jr., LP @ Schubas
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall
Calvin Harris, Nathan Scott @ The Mid
The Big Pink @ Subterranean
Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Rosetta! @ Bottom Lounge
Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Especially if you're in Chicago, you may have started to notice "#LOLLA" ads, like this one (which references lyrics from Santigold's "L.E.S. Artistes")...
As CoS points out, across the web and CTA public transit system, there have been sightings of ads just like the above for Jack White, Sigur Ros(!), Justice, The Weeknd, Bloc Party, M83, Die Antwoord, Twin Shadow, The Shins, The Black Keys, The Big Pink, Wale, Washed Out, and Kimbra. Those are just some of the artists rumored to be playing the festival that takes place from August 3-5 in Grant Park.
What about reunited band of the moment At The Drive-In? Time will tell if we get them at Lolla, but meanwhile you can get your Omar Rodriguez-Lopez fix with Le Butcherettes, who visit Chicago for two shows in early-June. He's now a full-time member of that band.
photos by Matt Ziegler, words by Jamie Gooden
In front of Lincoln Hall (on Sunday night, 10/2), just seven minutes before Twin Shadow was slated to take the stage, a line filled with big hair, leather jackets, and clunky boots waited to still purchase tickets.
Once inside, I began to make my way to a visible point in the crowd on the second level. The main floor was swimming with folks waiting in anticipation. It was apparent that tour opener Diamond Rings had done an adequate job of pumping the crowd full of adrenaline and anticipation. Unfortunately, having missed his set, I checked with some friends who had come out earlier, and my suspicion was confirmed. It was clearly my loss for not having gotten out of work sooner to catch it.
The lights dimmed, house music lowered, and Twin Shadow took the stage, quietly picking up their instruments and launching into an alternative version of "Castles In The Snow." This was smoothly segued into "Shooting Holes." The room lit up with neon green and splashes of hot pink as the disco ball was intermittently turned on. A dance party erupted in the first couple of rows on the main floor.
George Lewis Jr., the mind behind Twin Shadow, was adorned in a perfectly weathered, studded leather jacket with his hair slicked back under a tilted hat. The aesthetics of the show made me feel as though I was in some weird version of the 80s, where everything was modern but splashed in vintage. His new track, "On The Heart" brought to mind Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer."
The highlight of the night for me, was coming full circle to "Castles In The Snow." The crowd had clearly been hoping for a return to this, with a tease in the beginning of the set. As the second to last song before the encore, the story arc was complete, and Twin Shadow had told it well. Their throwback to the 80s made it sound like a much cooler decade than most folks will tell you it was, and I dug that and so did the packed venue full of fans dancing along.
A set of pictures from the show continue on below..
As discussed in detail over at BrooklynVegan when it debuted, MTV has a new web-only show called "Weird Vibes". The second episode was just released. Filmed entirely at this year's Pitchfork Festival, it includes "interviews and funny stuff with Twin Shadow, Twin Sister, Health, Woods, Real Estate, Kurt Vile etc and music videos from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Big Troubles, Beat Connection, SBTRKT, Blood Orange, Jonti, Zoo Kid and more." Check it out, all 45 minutes of it, below...
'Clean Cuts' tour flyer
About a month ago, Twin Shadow announced a fall tour dubbed 'Clean Cuts', but sadly there was no Chicago date (as you can see from the original flyer above).
Just today, Lincoln Hall announced that the band have added a October 2nd performance to their tour schedule. This show, like all others on the 'Clean Cuts' tour will feature an opening set from Diamond Rings. Tickets go on sale this Friday, at noon CST.
Head below to view all 2011 tour dates.
photos by Ben Rodig
George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow
On Saturday night (7/16), Deerhunter, Twin Shadow, and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti all played DJ Sets at Beauty Bar as part of a Pitchfork Festival official afterparty.
Ben was on the scene to shoot all of their sets. Check out more of his pictures below..
Editor's Note: Though he was not present; this event took place the night before Ariel [Rosenberg] Pink's on-stage freakout at the Pitchfork Festival.
Spencer Krug (aka Moonface) @ Sasquatch 2011 w/ Wolf Parade (more by Josh Darr)
today in Chicago
* John Maus, Twin Sister @ Schubas
* Pitchfork Festival (Day 2) @ Union Park
* Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ UIC Pavilion
* Austra, Cult of Youth @ Empty Bottle (Late Show)
* Sailor Jerry's Music Fest (Day 2) @ Cobra Lounge
* Cages, Anatomy of Habit @ Empty Bottle (Early Show)
* Moonface, Shabazz Palaces, Flow Child @ Lincoln Hall
* Kurt Vile & the Violators, Woods, Arc in Round @ Subterranean
* Deerhunter (DJ Set), Twin Shadow (DJ Set), Ariel Pink (DJ Set) @ Beauty Bar
Continue to live stream the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival.
Das Racist, and Smith Westerns will play Lincoln Hall on Friday, July 15th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.
Twin Shadow, and Deerhunter will play DJ Sets on Saturday, July 16th @ Beauty Bar.
Tickets go on sale today, at noon CST.
Regarding the Beauty Bar afterparty; only a limited amount of tickets will be available online. The bulk of the tickets will be sold night of, at the door.
Chris Taylor @ Governors Island last summer (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
CANT (aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) is set to release his debut solo LP, titled Dreams Come True on September 13th via his own; Terrible Records. The album is a collaboration with George Lewis Jr. (of Twin Shadow), whose debut LP Forget was produced by Taylor, and released via Terrible Records in the fall of 2010.
Twin Shadow toured through Chicago with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart not too long ago, and will return to play on Saturday (7/16), of the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival. They've also just announced a fall tour, however there is no Chicago date.
CANT will kick off a tour in the beginning of October, tagging Lincoln Hall on the 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, at noon CST. No opener has been announced thus far.
In related news: Grizzly Bear are hard at work on a new album!
You can view all 2011 tour dates, and the track listing for Dreams Come True below..
STREAM: The Chain Gang of 1974 - "Heartbreakin' Scream" (MP3)
The Chain Gang of 1974 return with a new LP titled Wayward Fire, to be released on June 21st via Modern Art.
Core member, Kamtin Mohager crafted the LP in the midst of moving from his hometown of Denver, CO to Los Angeles, CA, breaking up with a longtime girlfriend, and effectively starting over.
He's begun that process of "starting over" by remixing Twin Shadow's "Under Cover", which you can stream/download via the widget below.
Twin Shadow recently toured through Chicago with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, playing two nights at Lincoln Hall.
The Chain Gang of 1974 have few upcoming dates, but luckily one of those happens to be a set at day two (Saturday, 8/6) of Lollapalooza.
UPDATE: They'll hit the road for a string of dates with Foster the People starting in late May.
You can view all 2011 tour dates, plus some videos below...
words by Zach Pollack, photos by James Chadwick
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, and Weakness played Lincoln Hall both Wednesday night (4/27), and Thursday night (4/28).
Cincinnati, OH's Weakness, started things off with their special blend of 90's power pop, and punk. The young band was extremely reminiscent of early Les Savy Fav, and Titus Andronicus. While running through short, spazzy tracks, singer Kevin Doyle pulled out some interesting dance moves ala Iggy Pop.
Twin Shadow's set began with the Forget LP track "Shooting Holes," incorporating a wall of swirling synth textures. Migrating to a full band lineup, mastermind George Lewis has crafted something syrupy sounding, and quite infectious. Thanks to bassist Russell Manning, and keyboardist Wynne Bennett; three part harmonies were skillfully executed throughout the band's set. Searing 80's guitar tone in tow, a myriad of textures filtered out through the house speakers. Set highlights included; a stripped down intro to the fan favorite "Slow," and fittingly, set wrap up with the Forget LP title track.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have had one hell of a year! On the heels of their extremely well received sophomore LP Belong, (produced and mixed by enigmatic genius Mark "Flood" Ellis, and Alan Moulder respectively) the NYC-based band has opted to tour until they drop as it seems. On Belong, you'll find a very beefed-up group which is more akin to how they sounded this past Thursday night. At the root of their tone lies fuzzed out guitars, reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. The five members seem to complement each other in ways that other bands spend their entire careers trying to nail down. With confidence, poise, and enthusiasm the group quickly turned Lincoln Hall into an all-out 90's rock show.
If you weren't able to grab tickets to their pair of Lincoln Hall shows don't fret; the group will be back shortly for Lollapalooza 2011!
Head below to check out more pictures, and TPOBPAH's setlist.
Twin Shadow @ Irving Plaza in 2010 (more by Alexis Maindrault)
today in Chicago
* How To Dress Well (DJ Set) @ Berlin
* Yoni Wolf, Owen Ashworth @ Mayne Stage
* Reigning Sound, Last Year's Men @ Empty Bottle (Free Show w/ RSVP)
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, Weakness @ Lincoln Hall
* Three Cheers For One Dead Man, A Tundra, Grimble Grumble, Dusty Bibles @ Panchos
TPOBPAH @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2010 (more by Ryan Barkan)
today in Chicago
* Hood Smoke, Marbin @ The Whistler
* A Million Years, Milk at Midnight @ Empty Bottle
* Columbia College Chicago's 'Biggest Mouth' @ Metro
* Gobble Gobble, Glitter Bones, U.S. English, Rites @ Schubas
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, Weakness @ Lincoln Hall
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, and Weakness also play Lincoln Hall tomorrow night.
As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at Chicago's Union Park! Three-day passes are sold out (gone within 24 hours!), That being said, single-day passes can still be picked up at the rate of $45 per day.
The Pitchfork Music Festival is stoked to round out its 2011 lineup with a slew of new acts. Friday welcomes Thurston Moore, Battles, tUnE-yArDs, Gatekeeper, and EMA. Saturday's lineup sees the most new performers, with DJ Shadow, Zola Jesus, Twin Shadow, Toro Y Moi, Cold Cave, Wild Nothing, Julianna Barwick, and OFF! Sunday's additions are Superchunk and Darkstar. And there we have it: The lineup for the always engaging Pitchfork Music Festival is complete.
Head below to view the final lineup by day...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have just released the digital single of "Belong", which is also the title of their new LP out March 29th via Slumberland Records. "Belong" will see a physical release, packaged as a 7" with the B-side "I Wanna Go All the Way" on March 15th. Pre-order the exclusive Belong 7″ on pink vinyl over at Insound.
This is actually the band's second single off the Belong LP, given the December 2010 release of the "Heart In Your Heartbreak" 7" with B-side "The One". All "Heart In Your Heartbreak" 7"s are pressed on purple vinyl and can be picked up both digitally and physically via Slumberland's website. You can stream both 7"s below.
Once you've gotten your fill of pink, and purple vinyl you can head below to check out the band's 2011 tour dates which include back to back shows at Lincoln Hall on April 27th and 28th with Twin Shadow, and Weakness. Tickets are on sale now.