Entries tagged with: ATP
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...
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.
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....
Tickets are now on
presale regular sale for a whole bunch of Explosions in the Sky shows including April 8th at Terminal 5 in NYC. EITS is also curating ATP (May 16-18, 2008) - Portishead curated the one that just happened. All dates below...
With a new album reportedly coming out in April 2008, Portishead are officially back in action. They proved that this weekend by playing not one, but two reunion shows at the ATP Festival in Minehead (Dec 8-9, 2007). Portishead also curated the shows that included Aphex Twin, GZA, OM, Oneida, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Boris, Black Mountain and many others. BV correspondent Zach Dilgard was on hand to take pictures. He caught the second Portishead show (night two), and he had this to say....
everyone was amazing. Portishead played about 1/2 old stuff and 1/2 new material. all of the new songs were monstrous.Aphex Twin
aphex twin played a solid 2 hours with material i've never heard before. everyone was dancing like crazy... the floor was literally shaking the whole two hours from everyone bouncing.
More photos, videos & reviews, below......
It's hard to believe that Portishead is playing two shows next week...
Portishead and Aphex Twin opted to present their shows in Centre Stage and will be doing 2 performances each so they could perform their sets with no restrictive sound issues. To make this work ATP have cut the capacity of the festival by over 600 people to allow much easier access for all fans to be able to come and see the shows of their choice.Oneida is also playing ATP, but first they'll play Europa in Brooklyn tonight (Nov 30), and Middle East in Boston on Saturday. ATP lineup & set times below....
The Portishead show will be wrist-banded so all fans are guaranteed entry. At check-in please choose your preferred show day (Friday or Saturday) The wristbands will be on a first come first served basis, however if there are special circumstances that means you are arriving late on the Friday evening or not until the Saturday morning and can only attend the Saturday show please contact ATP on email@example.com with "wristband" in the subject line and let them know and they can make arrangements to hold back wristbands.
The Aphex Twin shows will be on a first come first serve basis on the night - once the room is at capacity they will let people in on a one out one in basis.
DOWNLOAD: Big Dipper - Shes Fetching (MP3)
$493??? Well, it is for charity, so that's good. For a more affordable donation, the David Kilgour autographed poster is still available for less than $50. David Kilgour plays Cake Shop tonight, tomorrow and the next day. Keep checking Merge's auctions through Christmas - they'll also be selling posters autographed by Robert Pollard, M. Ward, Oakley Hall, Spoon, The Rosebuds, Superchunk, Portastatic, and Destroyer. Or just screw charity, and check out Merge's holiday sale.
Robert Pollard is having an art show at Studio Dante in Manhattan in December. Listen to Spoon on NPR. Big Dipper is releasing an anthology. Polvo are reuniting for ATP. Every single Merge tour date, below...