Entries tagged with: ATP NY
Sufjan Stevens w/ Clogs @ BAM in February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Sufjan Stevens to the ATP-curated Saturday lineup. Stevens, who will be releasing Run Rabbit Run (a re-arrangement of his 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit) in October, has not played a US show in over two years, and this is sure to be a special performance. [ATP NY]Sufjan is one of the most recent additions to ATP NY, running September 11th-13th in Monticello, NY. It'll be his first show in a while, though over the past year Sufjan has made appearances joining St. Vincent at BAM, The Welcome Wagon at St. Paul's Lutheran and the Clogs with My Brightest Diamond (which you can see above) again at BAM .
Sufjan will be joined on the Saturday bill by new additions Shellac, Circulatory System and Grouper (who we previously announced).
Other Sunday additions are Super Furry Animals (who are also playing Maxwell's and Highline Ballroom), Boris, Low Lows and Oneida, the latter of which will perform a special set, described below...
"Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew.Limited tickets for the fest are still on sale. Ongoing coverage of ATP NY and related NYC-area shows HERE. Full lineup so far below...
DOWNLOAD: Super Furry Animals - Inaugural Trams (MP3)
Super Furry Animals @ Maxwells 1/23/08 (more by Leia Jospe)
ATP NY runs from Sept 11-13. SFA must be playing on the 13th, which is the Flaming Lips day, because the band is playing a show at the Highline Ballroom on September 11th and one at Maxwell's on the 12th. Tickets for both go on sale Friday, July 10th at noon.
The group's last record, Dark Days/Light Years, came out in April on Rough Trade. Check out a song from that, above.
All tour dates for SFA and Grouper below...
by Black Bubblegum
The Drones at SXSW (more by Faith-Ann Young)
For a band from Australia, The Drones sure play in the US a lot (a good thing). And now comes word that The Drones have added a few more US shows surrounding their appearance at ATP NY 2009 (they played the upstate NY fest in 2008 too). That includes some West Coast shows, and a September 9th date at The Bell House in Brooklyn (two days before they play ATP) (
no tickets yet - Tickets are now on sale.).
At ATP, The Drones' will be performing their 2005 LP Wait Long By The River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (no word on whether they'll do that at other shows on the tour too). Also part of the 'Don't Look Back' segment of ATP (on 9/11): Suicide will perform their first LP, The Feelies will perform Crazy Rhythms, and Dirty Three will perform Ocean Songs. Tickets are still available.
The Feelies just finished up a three day residency at Maxwell's, and played an acoustic show at the Whitney.
The Jesus Lizard, who are performing on the Don't Look Back date of ATP NY but are not playing an LP in full, are also playing NYC, though their show is a couple of months later (November 16th). Tickets are still available. A second show is rumored, though still unconfirmed.
All Drones dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
EyehateAnselmo: Mike "IX" Williams and Phil Anselmo at Hellfest in France (vivosi8)
They should call this tour Eyehatebigbusinesspornconformity with a crowbar, ritually.... As discussed, Down is hitting the road with the Melvins. That tour will hit NYC on September 11th with a show at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Tickets go on AMEX presale today/Wednesday 6/24 at 10am, with regular Joes/Janes gettin' theirs on Friday at noon. All dates, with more likely to be announced, below.
Although there is no official indication that the Down tour will also feature long-rumored touring partner Weedeater, their merch company (which also happens to be Ryan Patterson of Coliseum) writes that "WEEDEATER joins MELVINS and DOWN for an incredible package tour in July". Maybe they meant September. We'll let you know when we get official word!
In the meantime, Weedeater is playing NYC on July 9th at Cake Shop (CANCELLED), one of a few confirmed dates that the band has laid out for the coming months. All dates below.
In related news, Phil Anselmo's ex-bandmate in Superjoint Ritual and Arson Anthem, Hank III, is currently on the road with his band Assjack and will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wed 6/24. Tickets are still available. Assjack (Hank III's death metal band) is touring to promote their upcoming debut album due via Curb Records on Aug 4th. All dates below.
Just one day after Melvins play the stages of Nokia, the band will play to an entirely different crowd up at Kutscher's for ATP New York. ATP New York's lineup also includes Autolux and Sleepy Sun, as well as Boredoms, Boss Hog, Deerhunter, No Age, and many more. Tickets are available here.
Down recently played Hellfest in Clisson, France along with Eyehategod, Torche, Amebix, and many many others. Phil Anselmo (of Down, Pantera) joined Eyehategod on stage to perform "Sisterfucker" from their classic LP Take As Needed For Pain.
Kylesa also played Hellfest SANS founder/guitarist Philip Cope, who is having passport issues and will join the band by next week. Video of that Cope-less performance is below.
Torche are coming to NYC soon too, and with Harvey Milk. Tickets are still available for their show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on July 26th.
All tour dates and live videos of Weedeater and Down below...
After cancelling their appearance at the first-ever ATP NY festival in 2008, it was no surprise to see them on the lineup for 2009. Now, like Dirty Three, Deerhoof, Jesus Lizard, and the Boredoms, LA band Autolux have announced a show (or two) in NYC too. And to make it even sweeter, they'll be joined at both NYC shows by ATP recording artist Sleepy Sun who are also playing ATP NY this year. The dates and NYC venues are September 14th at Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale now), and September 15th at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets on sale now).
According to Wiki, "Transit Transit is the upcoming sophomore album by Autolux, tentatively scheduled for release 'sometime in 2009'."
Sleepy Sun are also playing the just-announced "Ten Years Of ATP" festival happening in Minehead in the UK from Friday 11th December to Sunday 13th December, 2009. Other confirmed artists on that so far are Explosions in the Sky, Dirty Three, Shellac, Tortoise, Melvins, Mudhoney, The For Carnation, Papa M, Deerhoof\, F**k Buttons, The Drones, and Bardo Pond. Tickets are on sale.
You can also catch Autolux at this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, and a few more places. All dates, videos, and the full Outside Lands Fest lineup (by day), below...
Ellis since 1996 has been a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Ellis and Turner have both released solo albums. In addition, Turner and White have released several EPs as The Tren Brothers, and appear as backing musicians on albums by Cat Power, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and PJ Harvey (White drums). Turner is also an internationally exhibited painter with his own work gracing the covers of all of their major albums except Sad & Dangerous. He also runs the band's own record label Anchor & Hope. In 1999, Dirty Three with Low recorded an In the Fishtank session for Konkurrent records.Australia's Dirty Three (Warren Ellis on violin, Mick Turner on electric guitar, Jim White on drums) will be playing a handful of U.S. shows in September. That includes one on Sunday, September 13th at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at noon. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.
Dirty Three have released albums on Touch & Go Records and have toured with Sonic Youth, Pavement, Throwing Muses, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Devendra Banhart and Shannon Wright to name just a few.
The NYC gig comes two days after the group's appearence at ATP NY, where they'll perform their album Ocean Songs in full. Also at that festival are the reunited Jesus Lizard who also just announced a NYC show or two of their own.
All tour dates, below...
photos by Chris Graham
Singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki wore a furry tiger mask, took it off, did robotic calisthenics, walked around in circles, and sometimes just stood still and played straight.Deerhoof played WA's Sasquatch Fest on Memorial Day.
The band's set was a stop-start joy. Songs were composed-sounding fragments of different ideas stitched together -- chill-out radio jam, head-bobbing staccatto rock, noisy (but not too loud) time signature experiment: all were conveyed with an exuberant sense of discovery. Totally engaging. [Seattle Times on Deerhoof at Sasquatch 2009]
The band is now touring Europe through July, but returns for a pair of West Coast dates at the end of that month. Then their scheduled appearance at All Tomorrows Parties NY on September 13th will be accompanied by a string of East Coast shows. One of those will be September 15th at NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge. No ticket info yet.
Check out a video, and more pictures from their set at Sasquatch, and all tour dates below....
by Black Bubblegum
Melvins at Oya in Norway (more)
These days everyone is looking back, and the Melvins (sans members of Big Business) are no exception, as evidenced by their 25th Anniversary tour which will feature a performance of their album Houdini as well as portions of Mangled Demos. That tour impacts NYC on FRIDAY (5/15). Tickets are still available. Seriously?
Meanwhile, ex-Melvins bassist Joe Preston will also be in town. He brings his solo project Thrones 'round the bend for No Fun Fest at the MHOW on May 15th, a show on May 21st at Coco66 with Blues Control, and one on May 22nd with Wolves in The Throne Room at Europa (tickets for Europa still on sale).
Like passing strangers, the other half of the USUAL Melvins lineup, Big Business, played both Mercury Lounge and Union Pool with Tweak Bird last weekend. The two pairs will reunite to play ATP NY with Animal Collective, Jesus Lizard, The Flaming Lips, Boredoms, and more.
King Buzzo of the Melvins was on Red Eye (again) last night. That video and Melvins & Thrones tour dates are below....
Dan Snaith (Caribou, formerly Manitoba)
Message from Caribou: Summer Festivals. Caribou Vibration Ensemble. Marshall Allen. Daphni. John Schmersal.Snaith's last full-length, Andorra, came out in 2007 on Merge. The album won the 2008 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album of the year.
I'm sorry for the long silence. I've been busy making music for a new Caribou album which I'm really excited about. I've just added some summer festivals and DJ sets to our Live Dates. Hope to see you there!
In particular, the Flaming Lips have invited us to play at their ATP New York festival on September 13th. We've put together a special 14-piece band, named Caribou Vibration Ensemble, to play this show and a show at the Opera House in Toronto on Sept 10th. Caribou Vibration Ensemble features Kieran Hebden (Four Tet, Fridge, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane), a four piece horn section, choir, four drummers, etc.
In addition, for the ATP show only, we will be joined by MARSHALL ALLEN, Sun Ra Arkestra leader and Arkestra member for over 50 years! At both shows we will be playing new and old Caribou songs reworked to make the most of this special line-up.
Also I've just done a remix of Cortney Tidwell's track 'Watusii' under the name Daphni. It's out on City Slang shortly.
Finally, Andy Lloyd who has played bass with us these last couple years is unfortunately not going to be playing with us in the future (apart from the Caribou Vibration Ensemble shows) as he's now touring with our friends Born Ruffians [who just finished touring with Franz Ferdinand]. Andy is a dear friend and a great musician and will be sorely missed but we are very lucky that John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac) will be joining Caribou and playing bass and singing with us from now on - starting with the upcoming shows this summer.
I think that's it for now. As always, apologies to everyone whose emails I have taken an eternity to reply to. Hope to see you at a show,
ATP NY in September is currently Caribou's only NY-area date. The band is playing on the fest's Sunday lineup, which (as pointed out above) is being curated and headlined by the Flaming Lips.
The Flaming Lips recently received an accolade from the people of their homestate, Oklahoma, who voted the band's "Do You Realize?" as their official rock song. After a resolution to recognize the song faltered in the state's House of Representatives, the honor was enacted by executive order from the state's governor on April 28th (declared "Flaming Lips Day").
EW: you won in the end. What was the official ceremony on Tuesday like?Not long before that, FL front-man Wayne Coyne made news by criticizing the Arcade Fire, saying, "They really treat people like shit," among other things. Win Butler responded online, and Coyne has since apologized, saying, "I didn't necessarily mean it about the people in the Arcade Fire. I meant it about the guys that were running their stages at a couple of festivals."
Wayne Coyne: It was cool, uncomfortable, weird. All the things that you think talking to governors would be. I mean, he's a very cool guy. But it is another world for me. And he declared it Flaming Lips day as part of the ceremony, which we didn't know was going to happen.
EW: Did any special privileges come with that? Were you allowed to molest a goat or something?
Wayne Coyne: I asked the governor while we there: "Can I just go to a restaurant and get a meal for free?" I don't think anyone really had an answer. I didn't suggest molesting a goat.
With that under the bridge, the Flaming Lips have announced their follow-up to 2006's At War With the Mystics will be a double LP tentatively titled Embryonic, which the band expects to finish recording this summer and release in September.
The Flaming Lips are playing the Pitchfork Festival on Sunday, July 19th. Even though that's not the fest's "Set Lists by Request" night, it turns out the Flaming Lips will be will be following the format for at least part of their set anyway.
A video of the Flaming Lips accepting their "Official State Rock Song" honor and all Caribou tour dates below...
Boss Hog @ Maxwell's (more by Tim Griffin)
Friday will feature a first New York show in a long time by The Jesus Lizard and newly announced, ATP favourites Iron and Wine. They will join the Don't Look Back shows also taking place on Friday: The Feelies performing Crazy Rhythms, New York's finest Suicide performing their first LP, Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs and The Drones performing Wait Long By The River... The evening will be rounded off with the Comedy Stage hosted and curated by the one and only David Cross.This is great. Full (current) lineup (in list format), and more info, below...
Saturday is curated by ATP and is headlined by Animal Collective and an exclusive performance by Panda Bear. Other confirmed acts include the newly announced Boss Hog, Deerhunter and Bridezilla, plus the previously announced Melvins, Black Dice, Dead Meadow, Autolux, EL-P, Akron Family, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and the hotly tipped Sleepy Sun.
Sunday is curated by the outlandish Flaming Lips. Every act that plays will perform an exclusive special show, bespoke for this event. First up are the Boredoms who will continue their BOREDRUM [BOADRUM?] series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. No Age will perform a whole LP by Husker Du including special guest vocalist [um... Bob Mould?]. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and more. Finally Stardeath and White Dwarfs also join the line-up, with lots more to be announced!
Last July, The Feelies played some shows at Maxwell's followed by their big and official reunion appearance on July 4th at Battery Park. This year, The Feelies will play Maxwell's ON July 4th, and one day earlier on July 3rd. Tickets for both shows are now on sale.
After they reunited, the Feelies didn't stop. Most recently they played a few non-NYC-area shows, an R.E.M. tribute at Carnegie Hall, and a NJ show on New Years Eve with Yo La Tengo.. In September of last year, they played NYC shows at both Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. The timing on those was not ideal though, as many potential ticket holders were probably upstate at the first-annual ATP NY Festival.
This year, The Feelies, instead of competing with it, are playing ATP NY (11 Sep 2009 to 13 Sep 2009, Kutshers Country Club). But that's not all; The Feelies will perform their 1980 album Crazy Rhythms at the festival where Dirty Three, Suicide, and The Drones are also performing full albums as part of the Don't Look Back day (9/11). Flaming Lips, Jesus Lizard, Melvins & the rest of the ATP lineup so far, HERE.
A live "Crazy Rhythm" video below...
Akron/Family's three March NYC shows were previously sold out, but now tickets are back on sale for the March 29th one with Larkin Grimm at Union Pool. That venue is much smaller than Bowery Ballroom where their NYC show after that will take place. The May 6th date was just announced and tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Also just announced: Akron/Family are playing ATP NY on September 12 with Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Melvins and many more.
Their new album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, will be released by Dead Oceans one day before the Bowery show...
"Everyone is Guilty" is the first single from AKRON/FAMILY'S upcoming May 5th full-length release, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free. Featuring album opener "Everyone is Guilty" along with non-album b-side "Total Destruction," this single is available as a limited edition 7" and digital release. The vinyl will be available at Akron/Family shows and via record stores participating in Record Store Day 2009.Akron/Family are also playing a bunch of shows in Austin for SXSW. All dates below...
JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, EL-P AND MORE FOR ATP NY! DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW!The Jesus Lizard! It was also just announced they'll be playing the Pitchfork Fest in July. That's in addition to at least 2 other UK shows so far.
Today we're pleased to announce the second group of announcements for our second ATP New York festival which runs from 11th-13th September 2009 and is co-curated by The Flaming Lips. The first event received widespread rave reviews and the second is shaping up to be just as good.
On Friday 11th September, joining the previously announced Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs, Suicide performing their legendary first LP and David Cross curating a comedy stage, we have:
THE JESUS LIZARD - their first New York show in many many years
THE DRONES - performing Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of The Enemies Will Float By
On Saturday 12th September, joining the previously announced Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Black Dice, Antipop Consortium, Autolux and Atlas Sound we have:
We will be announcing some of the bands that THE FLAMING LIPS, our Sunday headliners, have announced in the near future.
Tickets are on sale now for $235 with or without accommodation at an extra cost.
We are also placing on sale today a VERY limited amount of day passes
for this festival. Friday day passes cost $75, Saturday and Sunday
passes cost $95 per day. These are on sale now and due to high demand
are not expected to be available for very long.
CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS! (thx Jason!)
Melvins are also performing some shows in May, where, unlike at ATP, they'll be playing their album Houdini from start to finish.
The Drones, coming all the way from Australia, will also be here in the States this month. Unlike at ATP though, they won't be performing an album from start to finish this time around.
I wonder who the Flaming Lips will add. As some have already pointed out, we know it won't be Arcade Fire.
Sleepy Sun is an ATP Recordings-signed band from San Francisco who are also playing SXSW. Check out a video below...
here's some new pictures & tour dates with a sort of old interview (that I'd rather post than throw away) (hope you don't mind)....
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Lori Baily
Dan Friel @ Cake Shop, NYC - New Years Eve (Dec 31, 2008)
ATP NY (2008) (think all the way back to September for a second) was littered with luminaries. We've previously documented our run-ins with some of the great performers, but we also ran into a few artists who were just there for the good time. One of those artists was Dan Friel.
Friel is probably best known for his participation in Parts & Labor, the Brooklyn experimental noise pop/rock band he formed in 2002 with BJ Warshaw (also of Shooting Spires). Over the years, Parts & Labor have released three LPs and multiple seven-inches, contributed to many a compilation, and even dropped a split LP with Tyondai Braxton (Battles). All along, Dan Friel has been working on solo material... dropping EPs and a cassette leading up to 2008's triumphant Ghost Town, out now on Important.
We cornered Dan Friel at ATP (literally... he could NOT escape) for a couple minutes to discuss the festival and his plans for the next few months.
So Dan, what were some of the motivating factors for you coming to ATP? What are some of the bands you really wanted to check out?
Dan Friel: Today I'm pretty excited about seeing Polvo. I've been sort of starting to listen to them again, a bunch in the last couple of years which I think a lot of people have, and it will be great to see them play again. I haven't seen Lightning Bolt in a couple of years, so that'll be pretty cool. I've never seen Low, and that's kind of a big deal because I like their records quite a bit. And Fuck Buttons and Alexander Tucker are both friends and amazing people. So I'm excited to check that out.
Pitchfork: Obscure Band You'd Like to See Become More Popular?Guest Species in the Conference House (aka Jim Lohman) and Black Dice open for The Butthole Surfers tonight/Friday (12/12) at Warsaw in Brooklyn. Other shows coming up for Black Dice: The Netmage Festival in Bologna, Italy on January 24th (with Growing), and September 12th at Kutscher's for ATP NY.
Gang Gang Dances's Brian DeGraw: The Present.
GGD's Liz Bougatsos: Guest Species in the Conference House.
GGD's Josh Diamond: Hmm, I'd have to go with three: the Present, our new drummer's other band. They are amazing, and made an amazing record recently. Black Dice, I know you know who they are, but they should be huge and don't seem to get the props they deserve as true innovators, and everything they make continues to get better and better, what is it, for over 12 years now. Growing, amazing new record, and their live show keeps getting more and more insane.
Friday 11th September - Don't Look Back / Comedy
Dirty Three perform Ocean Songs, Suicide perform First LP, comedy curated by David Cross.Saturday 12th September - Curated by ATP
Animal Collective, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound, Autolux, Black Dice, Panda BearSunday 13th September - Curated by The Flaming Lips
The Flaming LipsTickets are on sale. PREVIOUSLY: ATP NY 2009 - initial lineup
Suicide @ Webster Hall (more by Faith-Ann Young)
FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER - DON'T LOOK BACK/COMEDY
DAVID CROSS - CURATING COMEDY »SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER - CURATED BY ATP
SUICIDE PERFORMING FIRST LP »
DIRTY THREE PERFORMING OCEAN SONGS »
PANDA BEAR »SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER - CURATED BY TBC
ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM »
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE »
ATLAS SOUND »
TBCAs previously reported, ATP NY is returning to Kutscher's in upstate NY in 2009, but note the new dates. They originally said the fest would happen Labor Day weekend, but are now listing it as one week later. Tickets are already on sale. (thx Tye)
Atlas Sound doesn't have any upcoming shows, but Bradford Cox is playing with Deerhunter at Music Hall of Williamsburg on that same night (12/8).
Suicide are playing Europa on December 11th.
Anti-Pop Consortium are taking over Knitting Factory in NYC on December 12th.
Anti-Pop Consortium Presents: MELTDOWN w/ very special guests Bomb Squad (Hank & Keith Shocklee), Dragons of Zynth & Chin Chin; Sugar Shack Burlesque in the Tap Bar & The Magma Chamber multi-media installation in the Old Office + many more special guestsTickets are now on sale.
Animal Collective are playing a sold-out show in NYC on January 20th, aka inauguration day, aka the day their new album comes out which will probably leak before then which may or may not be the fault of Grizzly Bear. Chris Bear, Panda Bear cage match date TBA.
Other upcoming ATP's (All Tomorrow's Parties) around the world include the one Sleep is playing in the UK, the one the Breeders are curating in the UK, the one The Melvis and Fantomas curated with Boss Hog and others in the UK, and the one Nick Cave chose Silver Apples for in Australia.
photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum
As Andrew so eloquently pointed out, ...And You Will Know By The Trail Of Dead will play an instore at Generation Records on Oct 21 at 8PM. There are three ways to get in. First, you can swing by the store to pre-order a copy of the limited edition (only 3000 pressed) Festival Thyme 10-inch picture disc, where you'll also receive a signed flat from the band. Second, you can try your luck by RSVPing here. Winners will be notified on Sunday 10/19 if they made it onto the list.
The third way is to email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Trail Of Dead) and win one of five pairs of tickets available. Include your first & last name, and your guest's first & last name. Winners will be selected at random and contacted.
Trail Of Dead recently played ATP NY. We never posted all of those pictures, so here they are...
Meat Pupeets @ ATP NY (more by Abbey Braden)
Although they just completed a tour that included two shows at Teriminal 5 in NYC with Built to Spill and Dinosaur Jr. and a stop at the first annual All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate NY, Meat Puppets have scheduled two more NY-area shows this year. Tickets go on sale Friday for a December 13th Music Hall of Williamsburg show and tickets are on sale now for one happening two days earlier at Maxwell's. In October, MP are going on tour with Stone Temple Pilots (again). All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Fuck Buttons - Colours Move (Mogwai remix) (MP3)
by Black Bubblegum, photo by Zach Dilgard
Fuck Buttons, aka Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, may only have one LP to their name, but it's a doozy. Recorded by John Cummings (Mogwai) & Tim Cedar (Part Chimp) and mastered by Shellac-ian madman/producer extraordinaire Bob Weston, Street Horrsing managed to impress both critics and fans alike with a unique combination of post-rock dynamics, power-electronics, and tribalism viewed through the lens of highly evolved pop. The success of Street Horrsing lead the band to land opening slots with Caribou, Deerhunter, Stars Of The Lid, Liars (at McCarren Pool), and most recently, a US tour with Mogwai which landed the band at ATP New York.
It's been striking me every night since we started (3 days ago) how beautiful a pairing it is, with Mogwai and ourselves. Those guys are constantly putting a smile on my face as i watch them every night. Their music is so internal but their volumous dynamic pounds that feeling ferociously. Stephen whom we traveled with previously on the Caribou tour, has been doing their sound and making them sound otherwordly. John (from Mogwai) has been doing our sound and from the sounds of it, he's been making us sound great (Thank you John). The comradery on this tour so far has been excellent in fact, and i'm enjoying the evolution of the relationships. Apart from Barry Burns. He's constantly trying to bully us or belittle us, telling us that we should get proper keyboards and how he can play piano and flute and guitar and anything made by God's hands and then asking what we can play... Just kidding, he can't playing anything...It was at ATP that we caught up with Fuck Buttons for a few minutes to ask them about their thoughts on the festival and some of their plans for the future...
Hope everyone is well back home.
Built to Spill @ ATP NY (photo by Abbey Braden for atp 2008)
photos by Zach Dilgard
interview by Black Bubblegum, photos by Zach Dilgard
Al Cisneros & Emil Amos
Om is the brainchild of Al Cisneros. In the wake of Sleep's dissolution, Al founded Om with his former Sleep and Asbestosdeath band-mate Chris Hakius. Sleep's guitarist Matt Pike went on to form High On Fire. Over five years, Om has carved a unique path... retaining the doom appeal of Sleep, while forging a new somber, yet also oddly calming tone over the course of three studio albums and various vinyl releases. Chris Hakius recently left the group, but was quickly replaced by drummer Emil Amos of former Om tourmates Grails.
Emil Amos is a juggler. Besides Grails and his new venture with Om, Amos also has a solo project called Holy Sons. Of course, Al Cisneros is also on the move, most recently forging an indie metal supergroup of sorts called Shrinebuilder - a four piece with Scott "Wino" Weinrich (of Saint Vitus, Hidden Hand, The Obsessed, many others), Scott Kelly (of Neurosis and Blood & Time), and Dale Crover (of Melvins and Porn).
Om was one of many bands who performed at the ATP festival at Kutscher's resort in upstate NY this past weekend. While there, we were able to coax the duo into taking a ride with us in one of the "sea nymphs", aka rowboats, on Kutsher's Lake. Along the way we paddled, and poked and prodded the band about Om, Shrinebuilder and their many other projects including, "Gebel Barkal", a limited Sub Pop 7" they recently put out (both songs from it are available for download on the top of this post). Among other things, we also found out about an electrician who happens to be very talented on the guitar.
Warning, if you have an aversion to poor yachting, please look away now.
photos by Abbey Braden for atp 2008
Dinosaur Jr. @ ATP NY
The Meat Puppets @ ATP NY
Sep 24 - Dinosaur Jr & Om @ the Stone Pony (tonight)
Sep 24 - Built to Spill & Meat Puppets @ Ram's Head Live (Baltimore)
Sep 25 - Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets & Built to Spill @ Terminal 5 (TICKETS)
Sep 26 - Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets & Built to Spill @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
Sep 27 - Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets & Built to Spill @ Orpheum Theatre (Boston)
Built to Spill performed Perfect From Now On at ATP on Friday. Meat Puppets performed Meat Puppets II on the same night. Dinosaur Jr. didn't perform an album, but they did also play ATP. On Thursday and Friday of this week all three bands perform on the same bill at Terminal 5 in NYC. Dates above. More ATP pics, including one of the DJ setlist, below....