May 14, 2013
"As most of you probably already know, Daft Punk's album was officially released for streaming purposes on iTunes. However, the official album in its physical (or more than likely downloadable) form won't be here until May 21 and there's hype to be built. That's why Daft Punk is gracing the cover of Dazed and Confused and posing with Giorgio Moroder in these stunning black and white photos.
Giorgio Moroder is an electronic music pioneer whom the duo worked with on their documentary/homage/epic track "Giorgio by Moroder" on Random Access Memories.
He is influential in the genre of disco as we know it today, which explains why Daft Punk would want to pay homage to him on this, their disco-iest album to date.
The covers and images were taken by Hedi Simane and will be featured in the June issue of Dazed and Confused which hits stands May 15." [MSTARS]
Possibly one of the hardest Red Bull Music Academy NYC events to get a ticket to is/was Giorgio Moroder at Cielo (a Deep Space night with resident DJ François K and Academy participants T.Williams and Benjamin Damage also on the bill). Luckily Red Bull felt bad about about that and moved the 5/20 show to the bigger Output in Williamsburg. Tickets are still listed as sold out at the moment, but we heard they'll be releasing some more soon, and "A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door.". Good luck.
Check out a video about Daft Punk's collaboration with Giorgio, if you haven't seen it already, below...
It has been since 2005 since we last saw Japanese black metal favorites Sabbat on our shores, but now the band will finally return this fall. The shows are primarily concentrated in South America, but will include stops in San Francisco, and NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 13. Ticketing info is on the way.
Sabbat formed in the early 1980s, and released their latest LP, Sabbatriniyt, in 2011. Stream that in full below along with all dates.
Tyler, the Creator @ MHOW, March 2013(more by Jason Bergman)
Earl Sweatshirt, who is about to link up with the touring Tyler, the Creator for some Earl Wolf shows in Texas, just played the Downtown Music Festival in NYC over the weekend. And now Odd Future have announced they'll all return to NYC to play a big Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park on July 20. It's with Meek Mill and doubles as Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg's 2nd Annual Birthday Show. Tickets for that show go on venue presale on Thursday (5/14) at 10 AM with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/10).
The Brooklyn show comes right before Meek Mill starts touring with Mac Miller and friends, a tour that also includes Earl Sweatshirt and The Internet on some dates.
Meanwhile, Tyler, the Creator is dealing with the controversy around one of the online Mountain Dew ads he helped create along with other members of Odd Future. The online video, one of three, was pulled after Syracuse University professor and social analyst Dr. Boyce Watkins called the spot "arguably the most racist commercial in history." Watkins has since mellowed, saying via Twitter "Studied your music, I have an altered perspective. Still could do without the ad, but I think you were well-intended. #respect." Tyler then spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the ad:
It was just a goat who liked Mountain Dew. He wanted more. The waitress lady got hurt. He got pulled over by the cops, and the lady points out the goat [in the lineup], who obviously attacked her because of the Mountain Dew. And that's it.Tyler may or may not have another online Mountain Dew ad coming. "Defer that question to Mountain Dew," said Tyler to THR.
I guess people are claiming that it's racist, which ... you know, that wasn't even portrayed in that commercial. There's no type of hate being portrayed in that work of art at all -- which I'm confused by. But this older black dude, Dr. Boyce Watkins, I guess he found it racist because I was portraying stereotypes, which is ridiculous because, one, all of those dudes [in the lineup] are my friends. Two, they're all basically in their own clothes. It was originally supposed to be just two dudes, but Garrett from Trash Talk came with his friend and other people had showed up, so I just put all of them in that lineup, if you really wanna know the truth. Three, no [commenters] saw that commercial and said, "This is racist." Everyone either said, "Wow, this is ridiculous. It's a goat talking," or they said, "Wow, this is the dumbest. Why would they even make this?" So for [Watkins] to nitpick and notice that, clearly shows his state of mind is on some other shit that I can't comprehend, for him to actually sit there and for him to notice that it's all blacks [in the lineup]. That wasn't my intention.
Tyler was recently in NYC for a live chat with Elliot Wilson at Highline Ballroom. Watch that in four parts below...
Iron and Wine at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
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today in NYC
* Q-Tip @ Cielo
* Lights @ Bowery Ballroom
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* The Postelles @ The Standard
* Digitalism @ Highline Ballroom
* Juicy J, A$AP Ferg @ Irving Plaza
* Foxygen, Crumbs @ Knitting Factory
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Soundgarden @ Monmouth University (NJ)
* Spachehog, Vaz, Hubble @ Union Pool
* Sofa Club, TeamMate, Sol Cat, YYZ @ Pianos
* Pure X, Andrew Cedermark @ Mercury Lounge
* Luke Rathborne, Doe Paoro, Fete @ Glasslands
* Iron and Wine, Secret Sisters @ Beacon Theater
* Uri Gurvich and BabEL, Dave Douglas @ The Stone
* Jared Saltiel, Tall Tall Trees, Robin Bacior @ Littlefield
* Fifth Nation, Quickly Quietly, Ponyhof @ Cameo Gallery
* The Racer, Wooly and the Mammoth @ Mercury Lounge
* The Killers, Tegan and Sara @ Madison Square Garden
* Mesiko, Dawn Landes, What It Means @ The Rock Shop
* ZZ Top, Ben Miller Band @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
* D-Video, Fielded, Gel Set, Hearsay & Hyperbole @ Cake Shop
* FOTP BBQ Blowout w/ Turning Machine (DJ) @ Good Co.
* Ms. Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip (DJ set) @ Music Hall of Willliamsburg
* Nightbox, Lyons, Parson James Moxiie, Vera Flash @ Bowery Electric
* Wakey!Wakey!, Brad Cole, Emma's Revolution @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Tamaryn (DJ), Wolvves, Silent Drape Runners (DJ) @ The DL Roofdeck
* Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Hemlock Shaw, Human Pippi Armstrong, Adventure @ Death By Audio
* Nico Muhly, Paul Appleby, Isabel Leonard Jennifer Zetlan, Nadia Sirota @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Hush Sound, Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve (of Company of Thieves), Lucas Carpenter @ Webster Hall
Reformed '90s glam-rockers Spacehog play Union Pool tonight with Vaz and Hubble. The show is only $5 at the door. If you haven't heard it, the new Spacehog album (their first in 12 years) is pretty good. You can stream it via Spotify below.
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Melody's Echo Chamber made a video for "Some Time Alone, Alone" from her 2012 debut. You can watch that below.
Q-Tip with A Tribe Called Quest during SXSW 2013 (more by John Sculli)
Q-Tip has been added on as special guest DJ for tonight's Lauryn Hill show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, possibly her last in NYC for some time. Tickets are still available. If you feel like doubling up on your dosage of The Abstract, head to his residency at Cielo, "Boogie Back Tuesdays," later on. Tickets are still available for that as well.
In addition, Q-Tip has signed on to DJ The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond party on June 7 along with Nickodemus and DJ Eleven. Tickets are still available.
Doldrums @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Bruno Simões)
As mentioned, Liars have two upcoming NYC shows: the "multimedia, site-specific performance" in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18 (sold out); and then a second the next night (5/19) that was to have happened at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. That show, part of the Wordless Music Series, has been moved to Le Poisson Rouge and now features Doldrums as the opener. All previously purchased tickets will be honored and you can still get them too. We're also giving two pairs away.
As for Doldrums, they'll also play Ran Tea House in Williamsburg the day before the LPR show (5/18) with Rioux and Crux. All tour dates for Liars and Doldrums are listed below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
inc. / Autre Ne Veut @ Pianos, 5/11/2013
In the cramped back room of Pianos, the workhorse LES bar where the show took place, there is no backstage or side stairway, meaning the only way to the stage is to barge your way directly through the heart of the crowd. The brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged of Inc. broke the ranks cleanly, though, transfixing audience members with the intensity of their attire long enough make their way unencumbered. The brothers, one with a shaved head, the other with slick black locks cropped on the sides and pulled into a knot on top, were dressed in full '90s all-black goth regalia, complete with asymmetrical sweaters, loose-fitting jeans and heavy boots. inc.'s music can be traced back to the '90s too, but it's rooted in the slick, sensual R&B of Playa and Jodeci rather than anything that was happening in the goth or punk scene. It's as if they stumbled into a Taye Diggs movie on their way out of Hot Topic. - [Billboard]As you may know, the Downtown Music Festival (or DTF as it was known on shirts, maybe not the best acronym) happened last weekend across NYC clubs below Houston St. One of the more packed shows was at tiny Ludlow St. spot Pianos for Inc., Autre Ne Veut and Weeknight. The sexytime R&B vibes of Autre Ne Veut and Inc. played really well back to back in such a small room. Opener Weeknight brought Phantogram-style vibes for a nice kickoff to the evening.
Inc play NYC again at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 14. Tickets to that show go on sale Wednesday (5/15) at noon.
Deafheaven will hit the road for a tour this summer, snagging dates with Marriages as part of a full campiagn in celebration of their new LP, Sunbather. Full tour schedule is below, and you can look for the bands to team with NOTHING for a show at Saint Vitus on July 2. Info on tickets, which will set you back $12, is on the way.
Sunbather, the band's new LP, is due on June 11 via Deathwish Records. Invisible Oranges followed the band into the studio during the recording. Stream a track from that effort below and look for them at a town near you.
Start spreading the news: in the upcoming months, we'll be setting up an office in the Big Apple. And we couldn't be more excited about joining the thriving creative and tech scenes in New York.Mike Bloomberg's Soundcloud sadly doesn't contain any tracks of him singing or rapping, unless by rapping you mean talking. Listen to Bloomberg remember Ed Koch below...
The global creative community has always been at the heart of SoundCloud. Starting from the earliest days of our first Berlin HQ, we've built a truly international team, now representing 30 different nationalities. We've always wanted to be as close as possible to where the action is. Over the years, this meant adding offices in San Francisco in the US, London in the UK, and Sofia in Bulgaria.
And that's why NYC is next on the schedule. We're looking forward to working alongside the city's hundreds of other ambitious companies: being closer to our friends at startups like Tumblr, and continuing to strengthen our relationships with New York's major media players. We're also excited about getting up close and personal with the rest of the city's creatives from the worlds of media, fashion, publishing, the arts...and, of course, music & audio.
We'll be looking out for remarkable people to be part of our first NYC team, so keep an eye on soundcloud.com/jobs for opportunities. Already in town? Drop us a line. We can't wait to get started on unmuting New York.
Back in November we reported that NJ music venue Starland Ballroom, who had to cancel a lot of shows due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, was going to stay closed until at least Spring 2013. Spring is here and though they're being vague, the club just posted a video along with the message: "Thanks for all of your well-wishes, good vibes and hopes for recovery. It's finally time to talk about the future of the Starland Ballroom." The video doesn't offer much information but ends with "June 4, 2013." A commenter immediately asked the natural first question which is, "does this mean the announcement will be on June 4 or shows will start then?" Starland answered, "We'll just have to wait and see." Ok, we're waiting.
Check out a videos of Motorhead and Wu Tang Clan at Starland, below...