Entries tagged with: ATP
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: Mogwai - "The Sun Smells Too Loud" (MP3)
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the film that Scotland's finest, Mogwai, soundtracked in 2006 will finally be released from October 24-30 in an "exclusive engagement" at both BAMcinématek in Brooklyn and Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is a visionary meditation on French soccer star Zinédine Zidane by internationally acclaimed visual artists Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. Spectacular match footage of the midfielder--captured by 17 cameras supervised by cinematographer Darius Khondji during a Spanish Premier League game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 23, 2005--is transformed into an innovative film closer to visual art than sports documentary. The filmmakers set the athlete's reflections in text over 35mm, HD, and TV images, taken from various distances and perspectives, and blend stadium sound with a melancholy score by Scottish band Mogwai. The resulting 90-minute film (the length of a soccer game) is a rigorous experiment with cinematic space and time, and an arresting study of a sports icon.In case you don't know/don't remember, "sports icon" Zidane is the man who gave "footballer" Marco Materazzi a chest full of skull during the 2006 World Cup.
Mogwai released the soundtrack in 2006 with a couple tracks appearing on the (ugh) Miami Vice soundtrack. Don't let that deter you though... check out a few of those Mogwai tracks streaming at the Zidane website.
"The Sun Smells Too Loud", available for download above, is from Mogwai's upcoming record The Hawk is Howling (out Sept 22 on Matador). Check out the videos for "Batcat" & a trailer for a DVD which comes with the Limited Edition set of The Hawk Is Howling, as well as Hawk's cover art and track list (and all tour dates), below....
Mercury Rev announced even more tour dates since the last time we checked in with them. That includes a show on December 7th at Highline Ballroom in NYC. It's one of a few dates they'll be playing with Luna's Dean & Britta who also still have one more show coming up at the Zipper Factory in NYC this month. Tickets for the December Highline show show are on sale. All dates below...
The Black August Hip Hop Project benefit show that was supposed to happen at Nokia Theatre in NYC tonight (Aug 31, 2008) was moved to BB King's. EPMD, Bilal, DJ Marley Marl, Smif N Wessun, Shadia Mansour, Immortal Technique, Das EFX, Joell Ortiz, Blitz the Ambassador, DJ Scratch, DJ Evil Dee, and DJ Op are also on the ever-changing bill. Tickets are still on sale.
Smif N Wessun also have a very special NYC show coming up in September.
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...
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.
a Tim Harrington haircut @ P4K Fest 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
Tickets are now on presale for an October 12th Les Savy Fav show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Not many other dates, but they are listed below...
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.
Bradley: So how did the idea of running through each album over two nights come about? Obviously the recent Matador reissues played a part, but were you all into the idea initially, or was anyone resistant?Mission of Burma start their mini-tour of full album performances tonight in Boston (June 12). The NYC shows are June 14th and 15th. I have a pair to giveaway to each of the NY ones. For a chance at winning, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: mission). Include your first and last name, which show you would prefer (the 14th or 15th), and tell me which band named themselves after one of the albums that's being performed.
Clint Conley: The idea first arose when we were asked to do "vs" at the Pitchfork Fest. That seemed quite an honor, and an idea totally worth stealing and repeating. Seemed to me we were of like-mind on the matter.
Roger Miller: I can't recall exactly, but I think (MoB manager and Fenway Recordings head honcho) Mark Kates suggested it. It's that "Don't Look Back" idea that the ATP festival started, where bands perform their classic albums. It just kind of made sense given the reissues. We certainly would not have done this except that the reissues are coming out. Last fall we hardly performed any of the old stuff, because we were focusing on the new ideas.
You can still buy tickets too. All dates below....
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...
Frank Riley, the group's long time booking agent who started working with My Bloody Valentine more than two decades ago, confirms that the band will play shows in 6-8 U.S. cities.UPDATE: Lineup below....
Currently, only one show is confirmed: a headlining slot at the soon-to-be-announced All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in upstate New York the weekend of September 19-21. Kevin Shields is curating the event, which will be similar to the British promoter's weekend-long UK festivals at holiday camps in Camber Sands and Minehead. The New York weekender will be the first stand-alone U.S. All Tomorrow's Parties Festival since 2003 and 2004 events in Los Angeles.... [Daily Swarm]
Tickets go on sale Thursday for a Dirty Projectors show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 9th. Before that they play the incredible Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett)-curated Maximum Black Festival with Final Fantasy, Six Organs of Admittance, Deerhoof and Frog Eyes - a 3-date tour that goes from Vienna to London to Berlin. They also play the Bryce Dessner (The National)-curated musicNOW Festival in Cincinatti, Ohio on April 4th. That festival bill also features Bang on a Can, Bill Frisell, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, and Glenn Kotche. All dates below....