May 21, 2013
The National in Ithaca (more by PSquared Photography)
The National's new album, Trouble Will Find Me, is out today (Pitchfork gave it Best New Music) and the band took a night from their just-started tour to play The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Video of that is below.
The band are still in town and will celebrate the new record tonight (5/21) with a very intimate show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to that go on sale at noon. Good luck.
UPDATE: They're playing small NYC clubs all day, apparently, including Public Assembly at 5 PM. To go to that, email firstname.lastname@example.org and confirmation emails will be sent by 3 PM. There may be more and you can follow their Twitter to find out.
UPDATE 2: Purchase the record IN STORE at Other Music today before 4pm and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets (to Mercury Lounge we assume). Winner will be notified between 4 and 5pm.
Letterman video below...
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn-based band Slow Warm Death is the current project of John Galm, who previously fronted the beloved math-emo band Snowing (and before that Street Smart Cyclist), but for this project he's taking the lo-fi/garage rock route, and he does the sound just as well and genuine as his previous style. They've shared local bills with bands like Literature and LODRO, and if you're into that kind of scene, Slow Warm Death will be right up your alley.
This past March, Slow Warm Death released their self-titled album on limited edition cassette (which is now sold out) and digitally. For a guy whose previous bands included lots of noodley guitar playing, on this record, the guitars are thick and rhythm oriented. It's got a punked up style that brings to mind bands like The Stooges or even that recent Ceremony album, but it's not without its hooks either. You can stream the album in full below or download it (name your price) at bandcamp.
As usual, the band have some local dates scheduled, including this Saturday (5/25) at Shea Stadium opening the previously discussed Lemuria show, which also has Bridge and Tunnel and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) on the bill. Tickets for that show are still available. After that, they have shows scheduled at The Paper Box on June 3 with Honeydrum and Mannequin Pussy (tickets) and Cake Shop on June 9 with Nona, The Guts and Crow Bait.
UPDATE: As a commenter pointed out, they also play Suburbia on Friday (5/24) (330 Melrose St. in Brooklyn).
Flyer for the Paper Box show, a live video, and the album stream below...
today in NYC
* Q-Tip @ Cielo
* Alex Meixner @ Barbes
* The Tony Show @ UCB East
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Alkaline Trio, Bayside @ Irving Plaza
* Majical Cloudz, Gobby @ Glasslands
* Sub X, Whiskey Bitches @ Cake Shop
* Prima, Eleanor, Cave Lighting @ Muchmore's
* Sri, Nature Cruise, Sorry, Dry @ Cameo Gallery
* Coliseum, Red Hare, Pampers @ Knitting Factory
* Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Beacon Theater
* Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments @ Joe's Pub
* Mad Juana, Mars Bonfire, Eric Frisch @ Bowery Electric
* Weed Hounds, Psychic Blood, Softspot, Bueno @ Silent Barn
* Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Ingrowing, Gride, Ahumado, Granujo, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
* Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, DJ Romes @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Wakey!Wakey!, Leif Vollebekk, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Shooter Jennings, Daniel Romano, East River Bandits @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wayne Horvitz and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble @ The Stone
* UV Race, Warthog, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Household @ Death By Audio
* Onra, DJ Spinna, Maxmillion Dunbar, Terekke, DJ Thanksgiving Brown @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Brenmar, Nick Hook, Sinjin Hawke, Julien Love, Carrot Green, Andre Laos, Pleasure Cruiser @ Tammany Hall
* French Montana, Funkmaster Flex, Cipha Sounds, Bobby Trends, DJ Spynfo, Young Chow, DJ Kulcha @ Webster Hall
* Janeane Garofalo, David Wain, Peter Grosz, Natasha Rothwell, Steve Heisler, Steve Jacobs, Margaret Lyons @ Union Hall
* Blondes (DJ), Teengirl Fantasy (DJ), Shams, Bruno Coviello (of Light Asylum), Mr. Ad Hoc, Tom Hawking, Angelina Dreem @ The DL
* Schoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright, Angel Haze @ Best Buy Theater
Action Bronson, who plays the XXL Freshmen Show at Best Buy Theater tonight with Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Angel Haze, and others, made a video for his Harry Fraud-produced song "Strictly 4 My Jeeps." The video features Riff Raff, and you can watch it below.
Majical Cloudz play a record release party for their debut LP, Impersonator, which came out today via Matador, at Glasslands tonight with Gobby and a "Special Guest." If you haven't heard the album yet, you can listen at Pitchfork.
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Vacation released the track "Candy Waves" from their forthcoming LP of the same name, which is due out on June 18 via Don Giovanni. Stream the new track below.
The full version of Beyonce's new single "Grown Woman," which will presumably appear on her new album, surfaced on the internet last night. Not positive if it's an official release, but check out a stream of the track below.
"Tonight was a blast. @OutputClubBK has such a dope soundsystem. @GIORGIOMORODER_ truly "pushed it to the limit". Everybody "felt love"" - @alcalala_
"Tonight was special. Few times in my life will i get to feel that way. Thank you @GIORGIOMORODER_ @RBMA @OutputClubBK" - Sean Glass
"No words for how unbelievable @GIORGIOMORODER_ was tonight. Thank you @RBMA & @OutputClubBK!" - Kathryn McGinnis
"The legendary Giorgio Moroder just rocked quite possible the most supremely epic and booty-shaking set" - Andy Gensler
Giorgio Moroder @ Output (via @sparber)
Dance music legend and Donna Summer producer Giorgio Moroder, who recently released a new song and contributed to the new Daft Punk album, came to Williamsburg club Output last night (5/20) for his first-ever NYC DJ appearance, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency. He took the stage just after midnight (so technically 5/21, just as the Daft Punk album was officially released) and, with DJ Chris Cox, played until about 1:45 AM.
Singer/songwriter Diane Birch was in attendance and she said it was "her and a bunch of dudes" (or MoBROders), and also that it "may have been the sickest thing [she's] ever seen." Were you there? If so, what did you think?
Some more instagrams, a short video, and a vine from the show below...
May 20, 2013
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
YYYs @ GoogaMooga 2013
We've already posted photos from the first two bands (The Darkness and The Flaming Lips) to play the Great GoogaMooga kickoff concert on Friday (5/17). Here are a set from headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs who were the only band to actually get to play after sunset. A few shots of Chairlift, who played two different DJ sets that day and who will perform in the same location of the park this summer, are also in this post.
Did you go on Friday? How was your GoogaMooga experience?
Right after playing GoogaMooga, YYYs hopped down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to play the 2013 Hangout Fest on Sunday (5/19).
"About halfway through the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Hangout Music Festival set, frontwoman Karen O took a moment to make a special announcement before playing the band's 2004 breakout single "Maps." "This is dedicated to Stevie Wonder," she called out to the thousands of fans who showed up to catch the Yeah's set. The iconic R&B star was slated to follow the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the Hangout Stage as the weekend's headliner." [MTV]---
Despite not having the most successful event either this year (rain) or last year (lines), a Channel 12 report claims GoogaMooga will be back in 2014. Meanwhile, BV Chicago reports that GoogaMooga might be coming to Chicago in August.
More Yeah Yeah Yeahs photos are below.
...After a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.The man laid his keyboard and bass sounds (usually at the same time) to all of the band's LPs, as well as being a producer and writer for projects as wide-ranging as jazz LPs to Wierd Al Yankovic.
RIP Ray Manzarek, though your unique sound with The Doors will always signify some of the most important records of the era. Check out some classic songs by The Doors below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Liars @ The Met's Temple of Dendur, 5/17/2013
As mentioned, Liars were in town over the weekend for two shows. We already posted pictures from their Le Poisson Rouge show, but the main event this weekend was their performance on Saturday at the Temple of Dendur exhibit in The Met. Having the band play amongst Egyptian ruins as the windows darkened into dusk with projections behind them was, in the words of our photographer Amanda Hatfield, "nearly an hour of weird creepy awesomeness." Some might claim that sound was not ideal, but getting to see them in such a genuinely epic setting is certainly a fine tradeoff. Pictures from their performance are in this post.
The next show happening at Temple of Dendur is on July 19 when Om will play their track "At Giza," which is now sold out. More pictures from the Met below...
Tim & Eric have released an new video for "Goatee," featuring some of the most amazing drum fills you'll hear this side of... well, at least a few drummers. Check it out below.
Check out all three videos below.
words & photos by Keith Marlowe
Turbonegro @ Irving Plaza, 5/18
Turbonegro played Irving Plaza Saturday night (5/18), their only East Coast gig before a short West Coast tour (with Torche opening,) that ends with them headlining Punk Rock Bowling with Bad Religion on May 26. The ever-present Turbojugend jackets illustrated how far people had come -- up and down the East Coast -- to make this show, repping from Boston down to Atlanta.
Turbo opened with "Just Flesh," playing a solid set of classics and songs off the new record, Sensual Harassment. People were streaming over the barricade all night, not letting up until the end of the last song, a furious cover of "Final Solution," by Cleveland punk greats Rocket from the Tombs.
Turbo's Volcom labelmates, NYC's Dirty Fences, opened the show, playing a lot of songs off their new album Too High to Kross. They also closed with a cover that has become a staple of their set, "Can't Tame Me" by the Benders.
More pictures from Irving Plaza are below.
Death Grips at MHOW in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Punk-rap crew Death Grips are touring internationally this spring/summer, and in August, surrounding their appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and FYF Fest, they'll come to NYC for a show on August 7 at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Wednesday (5/22) at noon.
In related news, drummer Zach Hill, who isn't currently on tour with them in Europe, is working on a film, which Death Grips will be soundtracking. The group also have a new album planned.
All dates are listed, along with a video, below...