Entries tagged with: 285 Kent
photos by Erez Avissar
Luis Vasquez (better know as Captured Tracks' Soft Moon) played a pair of NYC shows this past week due to the cancellation of their dates with Mogwai. Saturday night saw Soft Moon perform at 285 Kent Ave with White Ring and Beige, while Wednesday (10/5) they hit Home Sweet Home. The shows were a primer for Soft Moon's forthcoming Total Decay EP due on Halloween. One of the songs was recently blessed with Pitchfork's "Best New Track". How were the NYC shows?
Here are some pictures from 285 Kent. More of them below...
Ponytail @ Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Bao Nguyen)
"We regret to inform you that the wonder group known as Ponytail have officially called it a day. After releasing their amazing album "Do Whatever You Want All the Time" they were unable to make the touring portion come to life as the members have dispersed across the country in search of other life experiences. It's a bummer the world will never see Ponytail live again because it was truly honest music that filled you with extreme joy. An experience like that is rare these days and if you did see Ponytail live consider yourself lucky. Hopefully more bands will come along like Ponytail and shed light on the fakers.This message from the band comes just six months after they let everyone know that they did NOT break up. RIP Ponytail, sorry I'll never get to see you one more time.
Much love to the future."
Xoxo. Sir james winnie
One of those members they're referring to is Dustin Wong who happens to be playing a show at 285 Kent is Brooklyn tonight (9/22). His guitar playing skills are ace. Don't miss him. Dive and Heaven's Gate are both also on the bill.
Brand new Ponytail video (their parting gift) below...
As previously mentioned, Mount Eerie arrives back in NYC this week. Tonight's show is at 285 Kent and looks like this:
Wednesday September 21st @ 285 KENT AVEBuy your tickets at the door. Get there early to see psychedelic legend Ed Askew.
:: Mount Eerie
:::: Nicholas Krgovich
:::::: Ed Askew Band
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $12 | all ages
Tickets went on on various presales for My Morning Jacket/Band of Horses today.
They describe it like this:
LiveMusicVideo Theatre Company will present BjorkBall, The Unofficial Biophilia CD Release Party: a Bjork-inspired multimedia retrospective celebration and dance party, at 285 KENT in Williamsburg, BK on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 7:00PM.Biophilia was supposed to be out that same week, but the release date has been pushed back to October 10th (UK) /11th (US). Get the app now though.
BjorkBall is a one-night-only event completely inspired by the life and work of Björk, and triggered especially by the jaw-dropping multimedia presentation of the upcoming release of Biophilia, her newest musical project and forthcoming full-length studio album. BjorkBall is a PARTY you won't want to miss; a costume ball; a DJ dance hall; a multimedia performance art retrospective of Björk's work featuring live performances that pop up throughout the evening, created specifically to represent one song from each of Björk's former albums and culminating in a large fashion installation inspired by the newest, Biophilia. Amidst Björk-inspired, interactive installations, DJs spinning sick remixes, and a party atmosphere where people are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Björk incarnation, the larger pop-up performances will span the mediums of dance, video, projection, fashion, song, and more - a stimulating collision of the visual and the aural combining to make a massive, celebratory night in honor of music, dance, art, life, and... well, Björk!
Contributing artists include SOTU Productions, Natalie Johns (former Bjorkestra front-woman), Bluecrash Event Director, TAJ Dance, DJ Narcisse, Built4Collapse Theatre Company, and many more.
LiveMusicVideo (Stephen F. Arnoczy and Liz Alderfer) seeks to create a tangential music experience through the deconstruction and re-imagining of the art form of the music video. BjorkBall will be the inaugural evening-length event presented by LiveMusicVideo, founded in 2010.
BjorkBall will begin at 7:00PM. Tickets, priced at $10, are available for advanced purchase at http://bjorkball.eventbrite.com/ or at the door on the evening of the event.
Kool Keith at APW 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Hip hop oddity and favorite Kool Keith will play 285 Kent on Saturday (8/13), a rare appearance that will also feature Spanish Broads (a Das Racist noise set), New Optimism (Miho of Cibo Matto), Nine 11 Thesaurus, and DJ Marty McSorely. Tickets are on sale, as well as available at Desert Island Bookstore.
Kool Keith will join up with Ultramagnetic MCs to play ATP New Jersey in late September.
Das Racist have two upcoming NYC dates before they hit the road, August 27th at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park as part of the Afro-Punk Fest and at Bowery Ballroom on 9/12. The 8/27 show is free, and tickets for Bowery Ballroom are still available.
More show details and the Brooklyn show flyer is below.
"felt like i was gonna die from both heat stroke and excitement many times during @pictureplane at 285 kent last night" - Emmi Lichtenberg
"pictureplane 285 kent the hottest show of my 40 years earthly existence..
the good hot" - Steven Read
"Best out to Todd P, 285 Kent, Teengirl Fantasy & Pictureplane for helping me sweat out all those toxins, I had a good time" - Brandon Ynocencio
Pictureplane at 285 Kent (via Steven Read)
Pictureplane played 285 Kent on Saturday (7/23) as part of his tour with Teengirl Fantasy. The show was the album release party for Thee Physical, which was available as a cassette. Despite Todd P's valiant efforts to provide A/C at 285 Kent, they weren't able to cool down the extremely hot venue. Todd P retweeted Mookie Singerman of Lovepump Records (home of Pictureplane) who said, "AC IS ON AT 285 KENT!!! WATERSHED MOMENT IN DIY TODD P HISTORY." with the added, "Somebody spoke too soon!" And they did. Pictureplane said the show "was a high point in my 'career' as a performer. I didn't know my body could sweat like that." Those in attendance (tweets above) suffered the heat too, but feedback was still positive as ever.
I wonder what the A/C situation will be at 285 Kent tonight (7/26) for the Silent Barn Benefit. with Bomb the Music Industry and secret guests.
There are a few more dates on the Pictureplane/Teengirl Fantasy tour which culminates at the end of the month in Buffalo, NY. Each artist will also play their own Warm Up show at PS1 in August. Pictureplane's is on August 20, after he finishes a tour with Javelin. The PS1 bill also includes Juan Maclean, Blood Orange, Solange, Grimes, and Ford & Lopatin (DJ). After that, Pictureplane will play two more NYC shows. The first is on September 1 at Cameo Gallery. Lineup and ticket info coming soon. He'll then play a Jelly RockBeach show on September 3 with Wise Blood and others.
Pictureplane's tour with Javelin doesn't hit the east coast at all, but Javelin play their own NYC show at 285 Kent on September 17.
Updated dates below...
As if it wasn't warm enough, the lineup of today's OUTDOOR PS1 Warm Up party is:
Gang Gang Dance (DJ set) / 4AD / New York, NYWarm Up runs from 2 PM to 9 PM at PS1 in Long Island City. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions in addition to the dance party
Lunice / Lucky Me / Montreal, Canada
Syd tha Kyd / OFWGKTA / Los Angeles, CA
Miracles Club / Ecstacy Records / Portland, OR
Laurel Halo / Hippos in Tanks / New York, NY
How was Lunice at Bowery Hotel last night. he played with Pictureplane and Teengirl Fantasy who both DJ'd. They both play live at 285 Kent tonight where the DIY venue will [hopefully] be sporting 64000 btu-worth of new air conditioners.
UPDATE: Todd P says he isn't guaranteeing the A/C will work in time for tonight's show, or that even once installed it will work as planned. Hope for the best, but be prepared to sweat!
More details on the nighttime Brooklyn show below...
Javelin at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Chris La Putt)
We recently mentioned that Mount Eerie will play September 26 at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets). He's since announced a Brooklyn show happening a few days earlier on September 21 at 285 Kent Ave. Still no full tour announcement.
Javelin will also play 285 Kent, but on September 17, after finishing up a short West Coast tour in August with Hollagramz and Pictureplane, whose Brooklyn show with Teengirl Fantasy and Gatekeeper was just moved to 285 Kent.
The Javelin/Pictureplane/Hollagramz West Coast tour intersects with the previously announced Tri Angle tour on August 16 at Echoplex in LA. That tour was scheduled to have Holy Other, oOoOO and Tri Angle DJs, though due to health issues Holy Other has had to cancel his US shows, Mercury Lounge and PS1 included. A message on Tri Angle's site reads:
"We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but regretfully it's our job to announce that Holy Other has had to cancel all of his upcoming US dates due to ill health. Holy Other is still planning on playing shows in the US in the foreseeable future, but circumstance has unfortunately made it impossible for Holy Other to fulfill the shows he had scheduled for July / August. Consequently Tri Angle DJs have also had to pull out from the forthcoming shows. oOoOO will still be playing, and a suitable replacement support act is currently being figured out. We hope you understand. Thanks."oOoOO plays NYC (without Holy Other) on August 11 at Mercury Lounge and August 13 at PS1 with Tri Angle labelmates Clams Casino, Ayshay, and Water Borders. Tickets for the Mercury show are still on sale and advanced tickets for the PS1 show are available at locations listed below.
All dates below...
Coco66 in October 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As mentioned, Coco66 was shut down on July 9 so SBTRKT couldn't DJ after his PS1 show. We also recently mentioned that the July 23rd Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper show originally scheduled at Coco66 has been moved to 285 Kent. That's because Coco66 never reopened after the SBTRKT incident...
It seems that Greenpoint music venue and bar Coco66 was raided by both the NYPD and SLA for operating without a liquor license last weekend. According to reports at Paper and New York Shitty, the authorities showed up at some point Saturday night and arrested the venue's owner David Kelleran and in a scene out of prohibition, all of the booze was destroyed by the SLA when they made the bartenders pour out every last drop of about $20,000 worth of alcohol. What a waste! The bar's problems began in October, 2010 when the NYPD conducted an initial raid and lost its liquor license. Kelleran had been buying booze at retail shops for the bar's events and apparently wants to try to reopen the bar without a liquor license. [Eater]No events are currently scheduled at Coco66.
Puro Instinct @ Pianos - 7/1/2011 (photo by Scott Lapatine)
====| SATURDAY 7/2 @ 285 KENT AVE |====Their tour with John Maus continues on July 3rd in Philly.
:: Beach Fossils
:::: Puro Instinct ------- formerly Pearl Harbor
:::::: Big Troubles
:::::::: Regal Degal
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $10 | all ages
Jeff the Brotherhood followed and Jake kept getting shocked from the mic, so he put his sock over it to dampen the effect. Given how hot and sticky it was in there, that had to be kinda gross to put his mouth against. Nobody ever said rock'n'roll was easy. Or wouldn't involve singing into your sock.
Fucked Up soundchecked with the Game of Thrones intro song, which was really badass. It reminded me of when Slash played the Godfather theme at Guns shows. Damian seems to be on a workout regimen of powerlifting audience members to stay in shape. He also passed out waterbottles to the crowd to give him a shower, which had to be refreshing because it was motherfucking hot in that place. It seems to be cooled with a single air-conditioner in the back wall. It read 60 degrees, which I assume was celsius.
It was one of those shows that when it's over everybody in the front is literally drenched in sweat, and most of it other people's. Some guy wiped his face all over Damian's stomach pretty far into the set, and I could see Damian's gut sweat running off the dude's face after he did it. I honestly can't imagine ever being drunk enough to think doing that is a good idea, but whatever, it's a party.
Oh yeah, also, some dude was stagediving barefoot. Just for the record, dudes' feet are totally gross. If some guy is up on the crowd barefoot, and his toe goes in your eye or mouth, it is completely justifiable for you and your friends to stomp the ever-loving shit out of him to discourage any type of that hippie behavior in the future. Dudes' toes have absolutely no place at rock shows, unless you are taking your sock off to put it on a microphone......
More pictures Saturday night's show at 285, and a video, below...
New York's Bush Tetras had a no wave link, via guitarist Pat Place's association with James Chance, but the band's sound was neither frantic nor disjointed enough to be properly categorized with those bands. They played scrappy post-punk, with fellow Americans Pylon and Konk and Brits Delta 5 and Au Pairs as close contemporaries. If there's any one song the Bush Tetras are known for, it's 1980's "Too Many Creeps" -- the band's most representative song and also the catchiest, made by the kind of jagged rhythms, slicing guitars, and sniping vocals that were used throughout their short lifespan. -[Allmusic]One listen to "Too Many Creeps" (which was recently reiussed on wax) and it becomes evident how many bands followed in the footsteps of this NYC band who originally called it quits in 1983. Since that initial break, Cynthia Sley has stayed fairly active while the Bush Tetras have reunited on and off, most recently playing at Le Poisson Rouge and The Kitchen in NYC. The reunion continues TONIGHT (6/24) in a very different space, 285 Kent Ave, as the band will team up with Friends, Coathangers, and Religious to Damn for a show that kicks off at 8PM ($10). Yes, Bush Tetras are that "special guests TBA" last time we mentioned this show.
Tonight's date at 285 Kent is one of two NYC shows for the touring Coathangers, who also play Cake Shop Saturday (6/25) with Teen Witch and The Nec. Teen Witch also recently played Death By Audio with Heavy Cream.
285 Kent holds a different and equally compelling show Saturday: Fucked Up, Jeff The Brotherhood, & Iceage.
Bush Tetras recently popped in to WFMU to play a set. Stream it.
Check out some video and show details below.
Fucked Up @ Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)
As we hinted about 10 times, Fucked Up are in fact the special guest playing 285 Kent on Saturday night with JEFF the Brotherhood and Iceage. As previously mentioned, advanced tickets can be bought at Record Grouch.
Their billing on the Brooklyn show can now be officially revealed since they played their show at Terminal 5 with Dinosaur Jr. last night. More about that one later. More FU dates HERE. Their new video for "Queen of Hearts" is below...
by Andrew Sacher
Atlas Sound at SXSW (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Atlas Sound played St. Cecilia's Church last night (6/16) with support from Lichens and White Rainbow. If half hour drone sets are your thing, you may enjoy catching Lichens again at Zebulon on June 22 with Soft Circle and Urxed. And if you're into similar sounds, but with more hip hop beats, White Rainbow plays again tonight (6/17) at the Impose Magazine & Weird Magic show at 285 Kent Ave. The bill also includes Laurel Halo, La Big Vic, Co La (who aren't playing Death By Audio), and others. There will also be DJ sets by Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance), DJ Azizaman, and Weird Magic DJs.
Atlas Sound, which was Bradford Cox with mic, guitar and effect pedals, played a great set last night with a ton of new songs (Bradford said he didn't really remember how to play most of his old ones). A full review and pics of this show coming soon.
Updated Deerhunter dates below...
Quintron and Miss Pussycat @ DbA in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
"Due to situations beyond their control involving a family emergency at home, Quintron and Miss Pussycat have been forced to cancel their upcoming North American tour dates, beginning with their May 23rd show in Savannah, GA (the band will be performing the first two shows scheduled in Birmingham and Atlanta).The cancelled dates include the 5/28 show at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, and their performance the next day at BOMB Fest. They are still scheduled to appear on Bruise Cruise 2012 though.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat would like to thank everyone who has supported their new album, "Sucre Du Sauvage," especially the individuals at Goner Records, and hope to be able to reschedule all dates as soon as possible.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, and hope to be able to provide more information shortly."
All cancelled dates are listed below...
the second pressing of the limited tour editon vinyl of We Are The Champions
Here's an interesting one for ya. Pentagram will hit the road with JEFF The Brotherhood (!) for a string of US dates in August. No word on if those dates will surface in NYC, but we'll keep a look out when the actual dates are announced. In the meantime, the newly Warner-Brothers'ed JEFF have added a show with a band (who can't be revealed but who play Public Assembly on 6/17) and another "Very Special Guest" at 285 Kent Ave on June 25th. Anyone know the bigger guest? We don't, but the date does fall smack dab in the middle of JEFF's tour with Fucked Up who play Terminal 5 with Dinosaur Jr. two days earlier.
no word on the release of Last Days Here, a new documentary that chronicles Pentagram frontman Bobby Leibling's addiction and his life in and out of the band, has a NYC premiere coming up at BAM. The film played at SXSW 2011 and you can check out a deleted scene from the film below.
Pentagram released Last Rites earlier this year (their first in 17 years!). JEFF is preparing to release their We Are The Champions on June 21st.
All tour dates and some video is below.
Dan Deacon @ Merkin Concert Hall (more by David Andrako)
The Vivian Girls show at 285 Kent takes place four days before the space hosts green-skull-wielder Dan Deacon, who'll join Moss of Aura, Janka Nabay, and Friends (the band called "Friends"). Advance tickets for the May 21st show at 285 Kent Ave are on sale at Desert Island Books (Metropolitan Ave @ Union Ave).
The Brooklyn show is part of a three-night NYC run for Deacon who is also playing the next edition of One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History on May 20th. Tickets are on sale.
May 22nd is when Dan plays Butthole Surfers covers at Bowery Ballroom as part of the sold out This Band Could Be Your Life concert.
All Dan Deacon tour dates, more details on those 285 Kent show, and a new video for "Surprise Stefani," below...
Lightning Bolt at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Leia Jospe)
Tickets are "going fast" for the 4/27 Lightning Bolt show that was announced at Club Exit in Greenpoint but will actually go down at 285 Kent Ave (where Todd P says it actually always was). Head down to Record Grouch Records to get your tickets before they disappear. The show will feature support from Humanbeast, DOGLEATHER, and 80's Hardcore.
Tickets are also still available for Lightning Bolt's appearance at Le Poisson Rouge the next day (4/28) with Pterodactyl.
All remaining Lightning Bolt dates, and some videos, including footage from their recent set at Coachella, below.
photos by Jessica Amaya
Crystal Stilts are welcoming their new LP In Love with Oblivion on 4/12 via Slumberland (it comes out in the UK one day earlier), and the band played their last local show until that release at 285 Kent Ave on Feb 18th with Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, and La Femme. Pictures from that gig are in this post.
The next time Crystal Stilts play in the neighborhood is to support Spectrum who is going on tour in April (all dates below). Crystal Stilts aren't on the whole tour, but they do open both NYC shows - the previously mentioned one at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/17 (tickets), and the show one day earlier at Le Poisson Rouge on 4/16 (tickets)
All Spectrum & CS tour dates, Crystal Stilts' new cover art, and more pictures from 285 Kent, below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Beets fans? (@ Don Hill's)
As Bill pointed out, "The Beets kick off their winter tour at 285 Kent, with German Measles, Beach Arabs and Big Troubles. Their second LP, Stay Home, came out last month on Captured Tracks and is quite good and a slight step up the fidelity ladder from their debut." That tour-kickoff show happens tonight (2/17). The poster for it, all dates, and more pictures from a Fashion week show they played the other night at Don Hill's (it was the Rebecca Turbow Fall 2011 Presentation and and the DJ's were Peggy Wang of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Connor Hanwick of the Drums), below...
Mr. Wild Nothing @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Wild Nothing & Abe Vigoda are out on tour and playing Bowery Ballroom together on February 13th. That show is now just about sold out (grab a ticket fast if you want one), so they added a 2nd NYC show. The new one is happening two days later, February 15th at 285 Kent Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (right by Glasslands). Abe Vigoda, as previously pointed out, are also playing a show on February 14th (Valentine's Day) at Le Poisson Rouge. Todd P will have more details on the Brooklyn show later. Updated tour dates below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
the calm before the storm
"Reports that they are breaking up are a little exaggerated . . . What's really going down is Haggai, the drummer, has a kid on the way, and Ami wants to spend some more time with his family, so this will be their final tour for a while. But they are not looking at it as the end of the band or touring for good. Just an extended break to focus on the other parts of their lives.Whether they'll be back or not remains to be seen, but regardless, Saturday night's packed show at 285 Kent in Brooklyn was in fact a night that those in attendance will remember, and here are some pictures to help further jog drunken memories. They continue below...
That said, I know they are putting tons of energy into this tour to really make it one to remember..."