March 12, 2014
photos by Chris La Putt
Iggy Pop with New Order // Sufjan Stevens with The National
The 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert took place at Carnegie Hall last night (3/11) with Patti Smith, New Order, Iggy Pop, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Randolph, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, and many more.
As always, the night featured many collaborations--Iggy Pop with New Order, Sufjan Stevens with The National, Nico Muhly with Philip Glass, and so on. Headliner Patti Smith also paid tribute to the late Lou Reed by covering Transformer's "Perfect Day." Video footage of Iggy Pop and New Order playing Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Transmission," and NO's own "Californian Grass" are in this post.
More pictures, those videos, and the full Tibet House US 24th Annual Benefit setlist lie after the jump...
Fucked up at HoV, 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean,)
Toronto punks Fucked Up have announced that they'll be releasing their fourth LP, Glass Boys this summer. While Matador will handle putting it out in the US and globally, the band is working with hometown label Arts & Crafts for the first time to release it in Canada.
The group previewed the new record by playing it live straight through at their Long Winter series show on March 7. Now Toronto was at the event (which also included karaoke, comedy and a sleepover) and writes....
The new songs feature an even wider array of unexpected influences than before, at times pushing their unique take on hardcore closer to the prog rock of Rush, and other moments the chiming power pop of Big Star. There was even a section that sounded more like a swinging psychedelic jam band. [Now Toronto]The only other hint at what the album might sound like is a super brief teaser trailer the band posted earlier this week. Watch that below.
And on top of all that, Fucked Up is down in Austin this week for SXSW this week, and they are indeed one of the "artists we're excited to see." The band's SXSW schedule is listed, along with album art, and the Glass Boys teaser, below...
Last year, Placeholder released the I Don't Need Forgiveness LP, followed by a split 7" with Such Gold. This coming week, they'll bring their ongoing tour to Austin for SXSW where one of their shows is the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, we cornered the band and asked them 5 QUESTIONS:
4) What would your metal band name be?
Frameworks' debut album, titled Loom, is due out in April. This coming week, they'll preview some of it in Austin at SXSW where one of their shows is the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night. We recently spoke to them about the new album and saw some in-studio pics. Now, we cornered singer Luke Pate again and asked him 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
Luke: It's between Suburbia in Brooklyn and The Talent Farm in Pembroke Pines. The first time we played Suburbia I couldn't believe it was a real place. The layout is incredible and the dudes who run it are very commendable and friendly. The Talent Farm is also run by very sincere dudes and the sound there is always top notch. So It's one of those two.
Elvis Costello & The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Elvis Costello, The Roots @ The Capitol Theatre
Power pop vet Elvis Costello and alt-rap band The Roots teamed up last year for the collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost. They've still only played a very select amount of shows together, like their September release show at Brooklyn Bowl, and tonight is their first NYC-area appearance since that show.
Juicy J, Travis Scott, Project Pat @ Irving Plaza
Once a member of the Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J is officially an elder statesman of trap rap, but doesn't act like one. He stays trippy, collaborates with younger guys like A$AP Rocky and Big Sean, and can be just as stupid fun. Joining him tonight is Kanye collaborator Travis Scott and Project Pat, Juicy J's older brother and frequent collaborator.
Imperial Topaz, Hexbreaker, Quintet, Jerry Paper, Seth Graham @ Death By Audio
NYC ambient pop duo Imperial Topaz have been releasing singles and playing local shows for about a year now, and tonight they celebrate the release of their debut album, Full of Grace, at this release show.
Teen Commandments, House of Blondes, New Myths, Sandy @ Glasslands
Brooklyn trio New Myths make spectral synth-rock and are currently finishing up work on their new album but you can stream their 2012 EP below. Tonight they play with the similarly minded House of Blondes.
Jangula, Life Size Maps, Darlings, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Turnip King @ Pianos
It's the second week of Life Size Maps' residency at Pianos and they've put together a nice line-up of indie rock locals to play alongside them.
Champagne Jerry, Hand Job Academy, Ratchet By Nature @ Union Pool
Ad Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continued his monthly Joe's Pub appearances last week (3/7), and tonight he plays another NYC show at Union Pool.
Ellie Goulding, Conway @ The Theater @ MSG
Not unlike Lorde, Ellie Goulding's pop songs are somewhat "alternative"-minded. She begins her two-night stand at the Theater at MSG tonight.
Not the busiest night, partially because everyone's in or heading to Austin for SXSW. Including most of BrooklynVegan. Follow our exploits via @BVSXSW on Twitter. If you're in Austin, come say hi at one of our many events (most of which are free).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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March 11, 2014
Cheap Girls' next album, titled Famous Graves, is due out in May. This coming week, like they've been doing on tour with Against Me!, they'll preview some of it in Austin at SXSW where one of their shows is the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night. (Against Me! play that one too.) We recently spoke to them about the new album and saw some in-studio pics. Now, we cornered singer Ian Graham again to ask him 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
Ian:That's an incredibly tough one. I'd have to break it down city-to-city. I know that we all really enjoyed this show we played at Neumo's in Seattle about 3 years ago. That place was great. But, since venues (unfortunately) come and go, we've gotta keep it city-to-city.
Cass McCombs in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cass McCombs has a number of dates coming up this year, including festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and day 1 (5/23) of Boston Calling. The day before his slot at the Boston festival, he'll play a club show in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/12) at noon.
All currently known dates are listed, with a recently released video, below...
Keith Richards in Japan last month w/ the Stones (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Keith Richards has time on his side. The Rolling Stones guitarist/skeleton is slated to follow his 2010 autobiography, Life, with another book this year. It's um... a children's book called Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar and is due out on September 9 via Little, Brown and Company's Young Readers division (LBC also handled Life). It's unsurprisingly Richards' first foray into writing for kids, and will be a collaboration with his illustrator daughter Theodora Richards. "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about," Mr. Richards said in a statement. OK, Keith.
Anyone have an alternate title?
Joey Bada$$ in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ doesn't have a full tour scheduled at the moment, but he was just announced for Montreal's Osheaga Festival, the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, and he also announced a Smokers Club-presented hometown show happening on -- wait for it... 4/20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening the show is young Chicago rapper Lil Bibby who Vibe says will rule 2014, Joey's fellow Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution, plus Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova and Shakespeare. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon.
Joey also plays Disclosure's 'Wild Life' show in Chicago this June. A couple of videos and the MHOW show flyer are below...