Entries tagged with: A Place to Bury Strangers
photos by Darren Kim
"Coachella exists in two time zones: the event itself and its digital afterlife. The second zone, on cameras and blogs and Twitter and video-sharing sites, comes a heartbeat after the first, like a rockabilly slap-back echo. In its 10th year now, Coachella has been the music festival for the most technologically advanced teenagers-to-young-professionals, sniffing around the alternative mainstream. Even when the music doesn't present an argument they haven't heard before, they're controlling their own media representation of it; the act of listening is almost immediately contextualized into their own lives." [NY Times]More pictures from Coachella Day One, below...
APTBS @ NYU in March (more by Chris La Putt)
The two Holy Fuck / Crocodiles shows happening in May at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg got even better. A Place to Bury Strangers has been confirmed as the third band on both bills. Tickets are on sale.
No need to wait that long to see the New York-based band though. APTBS will also appear at Manhttan's DIY venue Less Artists More Condos on May 1st with Dinowalrus and Crash Crew Diet. No advanced tickets for that one.
Currently on an April tour of Europe, APTBS will also appear at this year's Coachella festival and a few days later at Popscene in San Francisco. All dates, and some videos from their recent Psych Fest appearance in Austin, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"New York -- Longtime PETA supporter Judith Yeargin fought hard not only in her long battle with breast cancer but also against the use of animals in laboratory experiments. That's why Yeargin, who died on March 2, left her body to the New York University Langone Medical Center (NYUMC)--a notorious violator of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Yeargin hoped that if her body were used for cancer research, it might spare countless animals from having tumors implanted in their bodies and from being maimed during surgeries and abused in painful, deadly, and wasteful experiments. She knew that the progression and treatment of cancer in humans cannot be effectively studied in animals because of the vast differences in physiology and disease development between humans and other animals.A Place to Bury Strangers and NYU alum Marnie Stern shared a bill with Apache Beat and Ra Ra Riot at NYU's now-riot-free Kimmel Center in NYC last night (3/5). More pictures below...
"Throughout her entire illness, she always maintained that, had she been given the option of accepting any kind of cure based on animal research, she would never, ever accept it," wrote Yeargin's husband to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "The enormous pain so often found in animal research rarely mitigates the 'devil's bargain,' and its concomitant suffering, that cancer treatments frequently bring." [PETA]
A Place To Bury Strangers have signed a worldwide deal with UK based record label, Mute. On Friday April 17, the band will appear at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA. They will also headline this year's PsychFest in Austin, TX on Saturday March 15. The band is currently in the studio working on an as-yet untitled sophomore album. Release date is TBD.TONIGHT (3/5), catch them with Marnie Stern and Ra Ra Riot at NYU. All current APTBS dates below...
"We are incredibly excited to sign with Mute," says frontman and guitarist Oliver Ackermann. "They have put out some of our favorite music over the years. I can't think of a label that better fosters experimentally creative music."
As people have pointed out, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ra Ra Riot, Marnie Stern, and Apache Beat are sharing a bill at NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washinton Square South) on March 5th...
CHILL 2009: Advance NYU Tickets on Sale Now! $10 NYU/$16 Public Doors: 7:30pm ++++++ 100% of Proceeds go to Charity+++++++ The Chill Concert is our annual fundraisiner concert to benefit the Chill Foundation, a charity organized by Burton; one of the snowboarding industry's largest players. The Chill Foundation seeks out at-risk, inner-city youths, and periodically gets them out of the city and to the mountain over the course of the winter.A Place to Bury Strangers are also playing Psych Fest 2 in Austin...
Friends, Austinites, countrymen, lend us your ears: THE BLACK ANGELS and LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL present PSYCH FEST 2 Friday March 13th through Sunday March 15th, in Austin, Texas, spiritual birthplace and global epicenter of psychedelia. What better way to honor the cradle of consciousness than a festival of hallucinogenic sights and sounds celebrating the town's musical heritage and spotlighting the best new vanguards of the most mind-bending music ever played? Your three-day key to the doors of perception is a scant $45 (or one day doses for $15 ) available online on www.livemusiccapitol.com and Austin record stores beginning Friday the 13th, 2.13.09. With a lineup featuring such acclaimed acts as Austin's own THE BLACK ANGELS, joined by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, DEAD MEADOW, THE WARLOCKS, Sky Sunlight Saxon of legendary garage rock innovators THE SEEDS and a constellation of rising underground stars from Austin and around the world including THE WOODEN SHJIPS, INDIAN JEWELRY, THE STRANGE BOYS, THE GOLDEN ANIMALS and many more, those doors will be rocked off their hinges. This year's Fest also features Austin's psych cult heroes, THE GOLDEN DAWN performing their 1968 album 'Power Plant' from start to finish. Prepare your earthly vessel for lift-off.Full lineup and all APTBS tour dates below.
Marnie Stern is also playing a March 10th shown in Philly which doubles as the first night of a tour leading to Austin for SXSW where she'll play the Kill Rock Stars party @ Club DeVille on March 18th (in the afternoon) with The Thermals, Thao Nguyen, Horse Feathers, The Shaky Hands, and the pAper chAse. She's also, like Yann Tiersen, on the bill of one of the ATP's in Minehead in May. All of her dates below.
Ra Ra Riot have another NYC show coming up at Webster Hall, as well as tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, and Passion Pit. They also appear on the recently announced Sasquatch lineup.
Apache Beat are currently in London where they'll play a bunch of shows with School of Seven Bells before coming back for the NYU gig. They also share a bill at Santos Party House on April 11th with Violens.
All dates below...
Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.
This marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.
"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.
Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:
photos by Chris Becker
Dirty on Purpose @ Mercury Lounge in NYC - Dec 31, 2008
Dirty on Purpose said their final goodbyes at Mercury Lounge in NYC on New Years Eve. As announced less than a month earlier, they're "going the way of the dodo", but "reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months". Regardless, as they also pointed out, there are pleny of
side other projects to keep them busy and us entertained.
Joe and the Flying Spoons (Joe's band) and Purse Snatchers (Doug's band) have a show scheduled this Sunday (1/4) at Cake Shop with Uninhabitable Mansions. As we've also pointed out before, Uninhabitable Mansions includes CYHSY's Robbie and Tyler, and Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart who is also in Purse Snatchers.
Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster used to be in Dirty on Purpose. As you can see from the picture above, they brought her back to join them for their final show at Mercury Lounge that A Place to Bury Strangers headlined (and helped ring in 2009) (Mr. Brownstone played the late-late show in the same club later the same night).
Purse Snatchers also have a show coming at Cake Shop (again) on February 26th with Coin Under Tongue who are also playing Death By Audio on February 28th with Sisters. Death by Audio is the warehouse space in the same Brooklyn building that houses Death By Audio the effects pedal company which is owned by Oliver Ackermann whose band is A Place to Bury Strangers and who
oversees is associated with the new Death By Audio label (where all the bands do everything for themselves according to the below comment). The two bands currently signed to the Death by Audio label are Sisters and Coin Under Tongue. George from Dirty on Purpose is in Coin Under Tongue.
More pictures from New Years Eve below...
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After six years of spending an unhealthy and unusual amount of time together, Dirty on Purpose is going the way of the dodo. We got back from tour about a month ago and sat down to talk about recording another record, and realized we didn't really want to record another record. Not now anyway. So we're going our separate ways. Our best friends and practice space sharers of many years, A Place to Bury Strangers, offered us the opening slot on their New Year's Eve gig at Mercury Lounge. We thought it was an appropriate way to wind things down and say goodbye to our friends and fans.
Get your tickets now -- it's gonna sell out.
We're still playing music and we hope you'll come support our other projects: Joe and Doug harmonize sweetly in Neckbeard Telecaster; George shreds the bass in Coin Under Tongue; Joe helms Joe and the Flying Spoons; and Doug plays with Purse Snatchers and Black Acid.
Finally, we're all still buddies and live in the same town, so we reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months if we feel like it.
Currently over in Europe touring with MGMT, NYC band A Place to Bury Strangers will play what for them has become a small venue, Mercury Lounge, on New Years Eve. The Vandelles are also on the bill so far. $25 tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon.
APTBS @ SSS (more by Jason Bergman)
A Place to Bury Strangers kicked off a tour with Sian Alice Group at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (9/15). Amazing Baby opened the show. Tonight the two bands are at the Paradise in Boston and they stay on the road together until October 22nd - right before APTBS meet back up with Amazing Baby in Philly and then play their next NYC show, for CMJ, at Bowery Ballroom. All dates below...
Amazing Baby - 2008 NYC tour dates
Sep 15 - MHOW w/ A Place to Bury Strangers (tonight)
Sep 18 - Roseland Ballroom w/ Bloc Party (free)
Oct 31 - MHOW w/ MGMT, Violens, Boy Crisis & Francis & the Lights
Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders & Chrome/Helios Creed are opening the MGMT show at Webster Hall on October 30th. Tickets for both MGMT shows are on sale this Friday and the pre-sale begins this Wednesday at 10:00 am, ending at 10:00 pm the same day (password = congratulations). All AB tour dates below...
Lykke Li @ (le) poisson rouge (more by Ryan Muir)
@ Bowery Ballroom during CMJ 2008Full lineups TBA. I don't know what the missing dates are, but I do know that one of them is NOT Sub Pop (unfortunately).
Oct 21 - Lykke Li, Friendly Fires, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (tix)
Oct 22 - ?
Oct 23 - ?
Oct 24 - Jay Reatard, White Lies & Japanese Motors
Oct 25 - A Place to Bury Strangers
A Place to Bury Strangers are playing Music Hall this Monday September 15th with Amazing Baby, Artanker Convoy and Sian Alice Group. Tickets are on sale.
APTBS @ South Street Seaport (more by Jason Bergman)
They're calling the show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night July 19th after Siren "the official after party". Apes & Androids, A Place to Bury Strangers and "guests" are on the bill. Maybe one of the Siren bands will be the guest. I don't know. I'm just guessing. $15 tickets go on sale July 4th at noon. All tour dates below....
photos by Jason Bergman
"Man do I love the Seaport shows that the wonderful River 2 River folks put on for us each Friday night during the summer! Is there anything better then get a 32oz. beer for $4.50, and sitting as the sun sets behind us watching some awesome bands? No, there's really very little that compares to it. The Pool Parties are close, but at the Seaport we're in twilight and get the river breeze so it's a bit cooler giving it the points to take the lead. Anyway, a few hours ago I was at said Seaport watching two awesome bands bring their A-games to a couple thousand people watching. Both King Khan & His Shrines and A Place to Bury Strangers were at top form this evening and if you missed for some reason (like to see Cold War Kids for the 342nd time) well then I feel sorry for you folks." [PTST]More pics of APTBS below....
by Bill Pearis
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (TPOBPAH)
Was last summer this crammed with stuff to do? It seems like there have been very few nights of easy living, what with all these worthy shows. And Summer may have official started last weekend, but it's this one that feels like it, with the return of the Sunday McCarren Pool parties, and Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park and the Seaport. Too many shows to all throw, willy-nilly, into one post so here are a few things I'm excited about.
If you didn't get enough jangly guitars and winsome melodies at the NYC Popfest two weeks ago (or you missed it and wished you hadn't), tonight at Cake Shop finds monthly UK party Twee as F**k coming to NYC for the first time. Headlining the show are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who were really great at Popfest, and should be right at home tonight (June 26) at what the band told L Magazine was their favorite New York venue.
Also on the Twee as F**k bill are two bands from Cleveland, Bears and Afternoon Naps. I'm particularly looking forward to Bears, who I would put somewhere between The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Boy Least Likely To. Their 2006 debut is really good and they've got a song on the two volume, download-only Summer's Here compilation that Norwegian blog Eardrums offered up earlier this week.
They are also promising free cupcakes. Fun starts at 9PM. Bears are also playing Death by Audio on Friday with Pwrfl Power and Tickley Feather. All Bears dates below.
"Death by Audio is a collective of friends centered around the guitar pedal factory/independent rock venue by the same name in Brooklyn, NY. With so much music surrounding this DIY network, the founders of the Death By Audio camp have decided to take it a step further and create their own imprint.In related news, A Place To Bury Strangers are busy playing shows....
There are two bands currently in the DBA stable: Coin Under Tongue & Sisters."
as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com.Unlike the last surprise album ("Ghosts I-IV"), you don't even have the option of paying for this one.
the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.
for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon.
White Williams, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, A Place to Bury Strangers and Does It Offend You, Yeah? are the bands that will be opening various upcoming NIN shows. NJ gets Does It Offend You, Yeah? which actually does kind of offend me given the choices. The NJ presale starts Wednesday. Regular sale begins Saturday. All dates with openers and presale info, below....
The initial 2008 lineup of free summer concerts at South Street Seaport in NYC has been announced. It includes King Khan and the Shrines who just signed to VICE and who may also be playing McCarren Pool with Deerhunter who are playing somewhere this week with Atlas Sound who are also playing the Seaport......
Holy Fuk @ Emo's Annex, Austin, TX - Mar 13, 2008 (Elizabeth Weinberg)
Frightened Rabbit in Austin, TX - Mar 13, 2008 (WOXY)
These are Powers in Austin, TX - March 2008 (Elizabeth Weinberg)
A Place To Bury Strangers in Austin, TX - Mar 14, 2008 (WOXY)
* Pillow fight!
* Tim Haslett, RIP
* Mary Weiss is at Blender Theater
* Digitalism is playing Webster Hall
* Celebrate 10 years of the Living Room
* Why? & Panther are playing Knitting Factory
* Pearl Jam announced tour dates w/ Ted Leo
* Tragedy (Bee Gees tribute band) playing BB King's
* Adam Kesher is playing Studio B around midnight
* Sons and Daughters & Bodies of Water are @ Bowery
* Holy Fuck & A Place to Bury Strangers are @ Music Hall
* Drink At Work 2-year anniversary show in Ochi's Lounge
* Serge Santiago is DJing Studio B (and so is Digitalism)
* Conspiracy of The Beards is at Highline in the afternoon
* Longwave & Frightened Rabbit are playing Mercury Lounge
* Anti-Pop Consortium are playing 2 shows @ Knitting Factory
* Oneida, Old Time Relijun & These are Powers are playing Market Hotel
Zooey Deschanel CANCELLED her appearance at Glasslands Monday.
Speaking of YouTube, have you listened to Michael Stipe's recent announcement?
A new Human Giant clip (that is somehow safe for television) below. What else?
APTBS @ Death By Audio, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (Ryan Dombal)
Muggabears and A Place to Bury Strangers played Death By Audio last night. The APTBS set was taped for a vinyl release. Tickets go on sale Friday for an APTBS/Holy Fuck show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 22nd. HF also just played Le Royale, and are playing Maxwell's and Music Hall with Super Furry Animals this month. All dates below...
MTV News highlights Brooklyn, Todd P, Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, MGMT and The Muggabears....
Mr. Brownstone, Patti Smith, Les Savy Fav, The Virgins, Earl Greyhound, The Dresden Dolls, Dean & Britta, and a few others were all part of my first big 'New Years Eve in NYC' rundown this year. Then came news about Gogol Bordello, Dirty Projectors and Nellie McKay. We even heard about Velvet Revolver (which has since been reduced in price) and Chris Rock (which since had Jill Scott added to the bill). Here are some more NYC choices:
- Studio B New Year's Eve Celebration featuring Slick Rick the Ruler, Moby, Frankie Bones , Kudu, Holy Ghost!, Jacques Renault, The Bangers, Eamon Harkin - only $20.
- "What happens when you cross NYC's top burlesque night with a monster New Years Eve dance party? Burlesque + Discoteque = BURLESQUE - O - TEQUE!" @ Galapagos - tickets are on sale.
- "NYE Official Radiohead Album Release Party with Young Love, 33HZ and VHS or Beta Deejays" - tickets are very expensive and so are drinks @ Hiro Ballroom.
- DJ XXXchange from Spank Rock is playing at the Annex
- The Y2k8 Dance Party @ Silent Barn is all ages and will have free Sparks and is only $5.00 to get in - 6 live acts and/or DJs, presented by Famous Friends & Big Stereo.
- A Place To Bury Strangers is playing the RATED-X & TRASH! New Years Eve Extravaganza at Don Hill's (sort of this year's Motherf*cker party since there isn't Motherf*cker anymore)
WIN STUFF: I have one pair of tickets to give away to Mr. Brownstone, and another pair for Nellie McKay, and I still never gave away that pair to the Dirty Projectors, AND I have two DVD copies of The Ten to send out as well. The Ten is related to The State. More details on all of this below.....
A Place To Bury Strangers play their first headlining (actually co-headlining) show at Bowery Ballroom on Friday Night (Dec 21) (a little less than four months since they received 'best new music'). Blacklist, The Giraffes and The Cloud Room (the co-headliners) are also on the bill. All tour dates below....