Entries tagged with: ATP NY
photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum
Zach & BB are up at Kutscher's this weekend for the first-ever NY All Tomorrow's Parties festival...
"I feel like David Lynch would walk into this place and say 'This is perfect! Production designer, you're fired.'"
Leave it to Patton Oswalt to say exactly what I was thinking.
"I half expect to walk by a room and see a guy getting blown by somebody in a bear suit."
Kutscher's Country Club is an odd "resort"... a decaying, frozen-in-time artifact from the 60s with shag-carpeted walls, pale pink wall paper, musty smell, and brown water showers to prove it. But let's get real, no one came to Kutscher's for the surroundings.... It was for the sights, sounds, and overall vibe and in that respect, the location for the New York version of All Tommorrow's Parties delivers in spades.
Due to more traffic traffic than I anticipated, I ended up missing both Bardo Pond and Meat Puppets, sliding into Kutscher's slightly before Tortoise hit the main stage, the Stardust Room, on Friday (Sept 19, 2008).
The Stardust Room is circular, comparable in size to NYC's Nokia Theater and also tiered, presumably for dinner-shows. It's painted black and covered in stars and while it may have passed for "class" in the age of the beehive, in 2008, Stardust feels more like a rejected set from Star Trek. Where it counts though, the sound, I was definitely impressed, and from all viewpoints.
words to be continued. more assorted photos from Friday below....
Santogold Smurf @ Irving Plaza last night (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
today in NYC
* ATP NY
* Motel Motel @ Lit
* Stars @ Terminal 5
* Terror Fest @ Glasslands
* Death Vessel @ Union Hall
* The Stills @ Bowery Ballroom
* Motorhead @ Roseland Ballroom
* Dean & Britta @ The Zipper Factory
* Fucked Up playing Santos Party House
* The Little Death NYC @ Mercury Lounge
* Drink Up Buttercup & Spacekamp @ Pianos
* Sigmund Droid & Fiasco @ Greenpoint Gallery
* The Sadies and Blue Rodeo @ Highline Ballroom
* The Feelies & Shrubs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Mugison & Unhinhabitable Mansions @ Mercury Lounge
* The 5th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival @ Southpaw
Low's Tuesday, sold out Union Hall show was moved to the bigger Bell House, the new Brooklyn venue that Union Hall shares an owner with. Tickets are back on sale. Low play ATP today (9/20) and Mercury Lounge on Monday. All dates below...
Rufus Wainwright @ Spiegeltent this past Tuesday (more by Chris La Putt)
today in NYC & @ Kutscher's
* ATP NY
* NinjaSonik @ Lit
* Ours @ Bowery Ballroom
* Santogold @ Irving Plaza
* USAISAMONSTER @ The Stone
* Burlesque @ The Bell House
* James & Squeeze @ Radio City
* Death Vessel @ Mercury Lounge
* Les Sans Culottes @ Don Hill's
* Basia Bulat @ Highline Ballroom
* Oppenheimer & Merz @ Union Hall
* Indian Jewelry @ Knitting Factorys
* Noah & the Whale @ Mercury Lounge
* Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron @ a church
* Awesome Color & Vivian Girls @ Cake Shop
* USAISAMONSTER & Eat Skull @ Dead Herring
* Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) @ Sound Fix
* Brian Jonestown Massacre & The High Dials @ MHOW
* Bouncing Souls, Greyarea & Sick of It All @ Terminal 5
Mogwai @ Terminal 5, NYC - Sept 18, 2008 (soulblend)
"The pairing of venerable Scottish post-rockers Mogwai with Fuck Buttons, a knob-twiddling duo who weave subtle melodies through waves of tribal noise, is inspiring. Both groups make mostly instrumental soundscapes, but go about it in entirely different ways. Mogwai (pictured above) use traditional rock instruments; Fuck Buttons use Nintendo GameBoys, toy microphones, laptops, and whatever else seems to strike their fancy." [Washington City Paper]The Mogwai / Fuck Buttons tour hit Terminal Five in NYC last night (Sept 18). Fuck Buttons play ATP NY on Saturday. Mogwai play the same upstate festival on Sunday.
Built to Spill, Thurston Moore, Tortoise, Meat Puppets and Bardo Pond play the sold out affair at a country club, TONIGHT (Sept 19). They're all playing full albums. Thurston practiced on Wednesday night in his hometown.
Lilys also play ATP on Sunday. They played the opening show at The Bell House in Brooklyn last night.
The Mogwai-scored Zidane hits select theaters on October 24th.
photos & review by Georgia Kral
There are many sides to Thurston Moore and each are represented when he plays- or rather, shreds- his Fender Jazzmaster so hard you can barely catch your breath. Last night (September 19, 2008) he gave the crowd at the Pearl Street Nightclub, in his hometown of Northampton, Mass., the goofy, fun and relaxed Thurston.
I've seen him with Sonic Youth many times- in venerable venues like McCarren Park Pool, Central Park SummerStage and even the tiny Maxwell's in Hoboken. I've seen him play guitar noise in dingy Bushwick lofts and at the tavern at Hampshire College in Amherst. But it was last night that Thurston came alive as a human and not just a rock star.
by Black Bubblegum
Much like Mogwai, Dinosaur Jr, Built To Spill, Meat Puppets, Low, Drones, Lightning Bolt, Apse and My Bloody Valentine, OM have added a show in the NYC area around their appearance at ATP. The show is in Brooklyn at The Shangri-La in Greenpoint (100 Sutton Street at Nassau) on Sept 23rd, one day before their appearance at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ where they open for Dinosaur Jr.
In related news, Emil Amos of Om is releasing a new Holy Sons album on September 23rd, is releasing a new Grails record on October 7th, and is playing Union Pool with Grails on November 21st. More OM dates HERE. A live video below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Krallice - "Wretched Wisdom" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lightning Bolt - Live @ The Vera Project in Seattle, WA (33MB VIDEO, M4V)
Krallice's Colin @ Remains in Long Island City (ex-atari kid)
The spazzy noise rock duo Lightning Bolt lined up a Brooklyn show on September 13th with thundering black metal lurkers Krallice. Details are below. Anyone who has ever seen Lightning Bolt knows to expect the following in heaping dumptruck-fuls: extreme volume, unreal riffage, a great big bubble security mirror, insano vocals through a makeshift Lucha Libre mask, and blurry speed-demon fingers/arms as the "Brians" (Chippendale on drums and Gibson on "sort-of" bass) decimate everyone standing on the floor around them (they never perform on the stage). The show on Sept 13th is the first of two New York dates for Lightning Bolt in a month, with the second being their performance at ATP. The band is also in line to play ATP's Release The Bats in London & Birmingham along with a Euopean tour in November.
Lightning Bolt alone should make you feel compelled to go to the Brooklyn show, but the addition of the NYC metal "supergroup" of sorts, Krallice, should solidify it. If you aren't familiar with Krallice, the core of the band is the lightning (sorry) fast pairing of Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Orthrelm) and bassist Colin Marston (Behold... The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) with Lev Weinstein and Nick McMaster. The band is riding high off of their triumphant self-titled release for Profound Lore, one of my favorite records of the year so far. Catch 'em with LB if you can, otherwise make your way over to the Knitting Factory on Oct 8th when Krallice plays with Withered and the dark lords Watain. Tickets for the show at the Knit are still available.
All LB dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
Young Widows are hitting the road in support of their new Kurt Ballou-produced debut for Temporary Residence Limited, Old Wounds (up for pre-order NOW). The tour includes one date at Death By Audio on Oct 25th. Full tour dates are below.
Meanwhile, in a dimly lit smokey-filled section of Portland, YW labelmates Grails announced a new album of their own, Doomsdayer's Holiday, due Oct 7th (NSFW cover art below). Doomsayer's is the follow-up to the recently dropped Take Refuge In Clean Living (on Important) and the band is streaming the first taste, "Reincarnation Blues" at their myspace. Doomsdayer's Holiday goes up for pre-order on Sept 1st on CD and 180 Gram vinyl in 4 different variants (two different covers, and three different vinyl colors: black, a metallic gold/clear mix, or metallic silver/clear mix).
Speaking of Grails, Emil Amos's other band, Om are opening for Dinosaur Jr in CT and NJ. The NJ show is at the Stone Pony on September 24th. Tickets are on sale. The CT show is September 19th at Toad's Place.
Om and Dinosaur Jr. are both also playing the ATP Festival in upstate New York along with touring partners Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, and The Drones who are all playing Toad's Place together on September 17th. Every band mentioned in this paragraph also has one or more NYC shows coming up, except Om. Dinosaur Jr, BTS & MP are at Terminal 5. The Drones are playing Pianos and Union Hall.
All Om & Young Widows tour dates (and that NSFW cover art), below...
DOWNLOAD: The Drones - The Cockeyed Lowlife Of The Highlands (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Drones - I Don't Ever Want To Change (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Drones - Dekalb Blues (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Drones - Jezebel (live) (MP3)
The Drones are visiting the United States from Australia to play some shows. That includes a spot at ATP NY and a Septemer tour with Built to Spill and the Meat Puppets who are both also playing ATP. That does NOT include the two shows Meat Puppets and BTS are playing at Terminal 5 though. Dinosaur Jr. is the third band on those bills, but that doesn't mean the Drones won't hit NYC. They will, twice. Tickets are on sale for a September 11th show at Union Hall and for one two days later at Pianos.
"Havilah is The Drones highly anticipated 4th studio LP, it will be released through ATP Recordings and MGM Distribution on September 20th, 2008." More info on the album and all tour dates below...
Fuck Buttons @ McCarren Pool (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
ATP NY will run a bus from Manhattan and Brooklyn to Kutshers. More info and the weekend's set times and stage breakdown, below...
DOWNLOAD: Mercury Rev - Senses on Fire (MP3)
Mercury Rev, long known for their pioneering work in experimental music, have confirmed two performances for Sept. 10 at The Stone, John Zorn's lower east side outpost for the avant-garde. The show, curated by Foetus front man Jim Thirlwell, will see Mercury Rev joined by Brooklyn's Feedtank, a collective of digital artists using new technologies to create playful interactive spectacles and light-based musical interfaces. Artist Alex Chechile will also join using a home-built electroencephalograph brainwave machine and hacked electrocardiograph heart monitor producing tones and music directly from the minds of Mercury Rev.The above MP3 is off the new album. All dates below...
The collaborative performance will feature playing and improvising around motifs from the forthcoming Mercury Rev release Snowflake Midnight and its companion album (available for free download on release date [Sept 30]) Strange Attractor as well as the band's back catalog. The new albums, created using open-source audio technology as well as random note and word generators are a milestone for the band and mark a further embrace of experimental compositional techniques and cutting edge recording methods to make music that Stereogum says "brims with energy and a glossy, trippy feel."
Soon after these performances at The Stone, Mercury Rev will play the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Monticello, NY on Sept 21 at the behest of curators My Bloody Valentine.
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Apse - "Shade Of The Moor" (MP3)
One of the lesser known bands in the lineup of the upcoming ATP NY festival is Apse. Aspe are also one of a handful of bands in the ATP Recordings stable that are also making an appearance at the festival. The Drones, Fuck Buttons, Alexander Tucker, and Bardo Pond are the other ones that fall into that category.
Apse has existed in one form or another since 1999, but until 2006 they only put out EPs (Untitled, Cloud, Three Dialogues, and Apse EPs). In 2006 the band dropped the longplayer Spirit on Spanish label Acuarela Discos. ATP Recordings picked up Spirit and re-released it domestically with a bonus track on August 19th of this year (this week). The band is currently working on the follow-up to Spirit, the limited vinyl-only Eras. Peep the video for "The Gloom" from Eras below. Also check out the massive "Wind Through The Walls" from Spirit (downloadable above), "The Gloom" video below, and the gang of songs (including "Wishlist" from the upcoming Eras) streaming at their myspace.
Apse can be compared to Grails, Animal Collective, Sigur Ros, Liars, A Silver Mt. Zion, and Tortoise. A Silver Mt. Zion and Tortoise are also on the ATP NY bill. Tortoise are playing the entirety of their awesome Millions Now Living Will Never Die.
Like many bands playing ATP NY, Apse also have a NYC show coming up. They're playing Cake Shop on September 22nd - one day after ATP. Low (also playing ATP) is at Mercury Lounge right down the street that same night (and at Union Hall one night after that). My Bloody Valentine (also playing ATP) are playing that night too, but further uptown (and then playing at Roseland again the night after that as well). Low is now sold out. My Bloody Velentine is not.
Videos and dates below...
The latest band to be picked by My Bloody Valentine are the always stunning ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Tickets are still available, either on their own or as part of a package including accomodation for 3 (this is the only type of housing available from us left now) by clicking here.
Patton Oswalt @ the Sub Pop Festival (more by Shawn Brackbill)
We are pleased to announce further artists for the ATP New York event. The final batch of tickets and accommodation is now available through www.atpfestival.comContinued below...
The latest acts to be confirmed are...
Patton Oswalt who will be both performing and curating an evening of other comedians on Friday September 19th.
Curated by My Bloody Valentine - Brian Jonestown Massacre and Robin Guthrie plus more acts to be announced.
Curated by ATP - Lightning Bolt
We are also pleased to announce that the Criterion Collection will be working in conjunction with ATP to host the cinema at the event.
(Also, look out for the games room where you'll find Steve Albini at the card table...)
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Liars headlined the free show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn this past Sunday (July 20, 2008). Fuck Buttons were one of the bands that opened the show (after playing the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago just one day earlier).
All Tomorrow's Parties is pleased to announce some additions to the bill for ATP New York, its first east coast festival set for September 19-21 at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, NY.The day by day lineup is now:
As previously announced, the three day festival is curated by both My Bloody Valentine and ATP, and will be headlined by My Bloody Valentine in their first US appearance in 16-years.
Alongside previously announced choices, Dinosaur Jr., Lilys, Yo La Tengo, Mercury Rev and Mogwai, Sunday curators My Bloody Valentine have also chosen, Bob Mould, Sonic Boom, Le Volume Courbe, Gemma Hayes and Wounded Knees. ATP adds in Les Savy Fav, Alexander Tucker and Apse to join Shellac, Fuck Buttons, Low, Growing, Edan With Guest Dagha, Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra, The Drones, Polvo, Wooden Shjips, Harmonia, Om and Autolux on their day. Finally Bardo Pond Performing Lapsed joins the Friday Don't Look Back day that also sees Thurston Moore Performing Psychic Hearts, Tortoise Performing Millions Now Living Will Never Die, Meat Puppets Performing Meat Puppets II and Built To Spill Performing Perfect From Now On.
by Black Bubblegum
Melvins: Dudes know how to take a picture!
Melvins have announced the first leg of their US tour to support Nude With Boots and along for the ride are, you guessed it, Big Business! Tour dates are below including a date at Music Hall Of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom (Aug 13th and 14th respectively) (no tickets yet)
The other big news is that Melvins are curating this year's ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas with Mike Patton (in case you missed that too). It's the party that Portishead curated last year, Thurston Moore the year before that, and The Mars Volta before that.
Melvins' Nude with Boots drops July 8th on Ipecac (the label co-owned by ATP co-curator Mike Patton). The album cover, the tracklist, a video, and all tour dates below....
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH - DON'T LOOK BACKI noticed they broke down the ATP NYC festival lineup by day and who picked which bands (see above) (plus there's still more bands TBA announced I think). I didn't realize until now that bands like Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra weren't specifically picked by My Bloody Valentine (not that it matters) (or does it?).
THURSTON MOORE PERFORMING PSYCHIC HEARTS
TORTOISE PERFORMING MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE
MEAT PUPPETS PERFORMING MEAT PUPPETS II
BUILT TO SPILL PERFORMING PERFECT FROM NOW ON
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH - CHOSEN BY ATP
EDAN WITH GUEST DAGHA
THEE SILVER MOUNT ZION ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST - CHOSEN BY MY BLOODY VALENTINE
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
YO LA TENGO
LE VOLUME COURBE
Another piece of the ATP NY nostalgia trip is coming to NYC. Built to Spill will perform their album Perfect From Now On at Terminal 5 in NYC on September 25th AND September 26th. Dinosaur Jr. AND Meat Puppets will open both shows. $32 tickets go on sale Friday @ noon.
My Bloody Valentine are playing NYC on September 22nd & 23rd.
ATP NY is September 19-21. Dinosaur Jr. was one of the bands they recently added to the My Bloody Valentine-curated bill that already included Built To Spill (playing the same album) and My Bloody Valentine themselves.
More Built To Spill tour dates below...
Tickets for California and Toronto are already listed. All tour dates below....