Entries tagged with: Adventure
by Andrew Sacher
Guerilla Toss - 'Gay Disco'
Guerilla Toss hail from the growing Massachusetts rock scene (Speedy Ortiz included them on their top Massachusetts albums of 2013), but while '90s indie rock is the main inspiration for most of those bands, Guerilla Toss are more interested in the dissonant sounds of noise rock and wacky art punk. Their newest album, Gay Disco, came out this past December via NNA Tapes (Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La) and you can stream two of its tracks, "Pink Elephant" and "Trash Bed," below.
Guerilla Toss played NYC a few times last year, often with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche, and they've got a few upcoming shows with another NNA artist, Ryan Power, that brings them back to NYC this month. They'll play an album release show on January 30 at Silent Barn, and that bill also includes no wavers Sediment Club, Northern Spy-signed NYC avant-pop band Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, No Magic, Brat Pit and Jeremy Smoking (Justin from PC Worship). That show is $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.
Cloud Becomes Your Hand also have a bunch of other local dates coming up, before they head out on a longer North American tour with Guerilla Toss in March that kicks off in NYC on March 2 at Roulette and takes them to SXSW. All of those dates are listed, along with streams, below...
Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom, March 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The Feelies @ The Bell House, May 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Feelies @ Maxwell's
Night two of Hoboken indie rock legends playing at the soon-to-close legendary Hoboken indie rock haven. Sold out, natch.
Speedy Ortiz, Roomrunner, California X, Sediment Club, NOATS @ Death By Audio
Speedy Ortiz's new album, Major Arcana (due out next week via Carpark), is one of the best debuts of the year and they'll celebrate with a release show at DbA tonight. Fellow '90s lovers Roomrunner and California X are also excellent and not to miss. And if you're into no wave, Sediment Club revive that sound pretty well.
Octo Octa, Anthony Naples, Magic Touch @ Cameo Gallery
The day before Anthony Naples plays a house-oriented Warm Up, you can catch him at tonight's likeminded Cameo show, which also includes Octo Octa, whose new album, Between Two Selves, is an excellent ambient take on the current house revival.
Bleeding Rainbow, Fat Creeps @ Mercury Lounge
Shoegazy Philadelphians will hopefully treat us to some songs from their next long-player which is due later this year. Don't miss Boston indie rockers Fat Creeps who open the show.
Nude Beach, Prince Rupert's Drops, Pop Zeus, Hector's Pets (DJ Set) @ Knitting Factory
The only thing wrong with Nude Beach's appearance at Knitting Factory is it was clearly scheduled one day too late. The Brooklyn band's tip of the hat to Tom Petty, The Replacements, Springsteen and many of the greats of yesteryear screams Americana, crafting catchy songs that get in your head and stay there.
Gigawatts Fest w/ Team Spirit, Total Slacker, Celestial Shore & more @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn DIY zine One Point Twenty One Gigawatts launches its two-day one year anniversary celebration tonight featuring 10 worthy local acts. Fun starts at 5 PM.
Photo Ops, The Can't Tells, Foe Destroyer @ Cake Shop
If you're looking for a good band to catch tonight, Brooklyn's The Can't Tells are always worth showing up for, and you can see them at Cake Shop tonight on a bill that also includes Nashville's Photo Ops and Austin's Foe Destroyer.
Jonathon Toubin (Soul Clap & Dance Off), Young Jessie, King James & the Special Men @ Damrosch Bandshell
Tonight's edition of Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Nights Swing" series is a little different, as they turn things over to Jonathan Toubin's popular dance-off revue. At 11:30 PM, Soul Clap becomes a "silent disco" so the party can keep going into the night. Show up early for Jitterbug lessons. Tickets are still available.
Ladytron (DJ Set), Adventure, Prism House @ Glasslands
Liverpool's icy synthwave group Ladytron headline tonight with a DJ set, but there's live music too, much in the same vein: Baltimore electropop combo Adventure and Brooklyn's more experimental Prism House.
The Rascals @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Somewhere between a rock concert and a Broadway show, "The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream" tells the story of the band through their music. The show was written, produced and directed by their #1 fan, "Little" Steven Van Zandt with visuals from acclaimed lighting designer Marshall Brickman. Tickets are still available.
10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery
These college radio vets have been without their original singer, Natalie Merchant, for years now. (And guitarist Robert Buck, so crucial to their sound, died in 2000.) But they continue to play, and if you're into their newer material/lineup, you can catch them at their first of two City Winery shows tonight (the second is tomorrow). Both shows are release parties for their new album, Music from the Motion Picture, their first in 14 years.
Timo Maas @ Cielo
German producer Timo Maas has been crafting progressive house for over a decade now, and before he plays a couple North American festivals this weekend, he'll stop off in NYC for a party at Cielo (10 PM-4AM).
Megadeth @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Forget Dave Mustaine's ridiculous political rants. Forget the band's past their prime lineup. Just remember those sweet riffs on "Hangar 18". And "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due". And "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying." Feel better now? See you at Mohegan Sun.
Cayucas, JBM @ Mercury Lounge
Santa Monica indie pop darlings Cayucas are likely on their way to fame (thanks in part to a catchy single "East Coast Girl," which you can watch the video for below), so you might want to catch them at Mercury Lounge tonight before you can't see them at venues that small anymore. Though the show is sold out, so if you're going you probably already have your tickets. They also play for free in Montauk on Saturday.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Ed Schrader's Music Beat - "Radio Eyes" (MP3)
Baltimore floor tom/bass guitar duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat released the impressive Jazz Mind LP last year, and as mentioned, this year they contributed a track to the excellent Sub Pop 1000 compilation. Their track is the post-punk ripper "Radio Eyes," which shifts back and forth between razor-sharp bass lines and shouted vocals to softly-sung melancholic passages. The duo made a video for the track, which you can watch below, and you can also download a free MP3 of the song above (via Gimme Tinnitus).
Ed Schrader's Music Beat seem to love coming to Brooklyn to play Death by Audio, and you'll have two chances to see them do that this month. First, they play the Brooklyn venue this Tuesday (5/14) with Hemlock Ernst (aka Sam Herring of Future Islands, who Ed Schrader released a split with), Human Pippi Armstrong, and Adventure. Then, ESMB will return to DBA on May 25 for a show with Guerilla Toss, Skimask, and Bugs & Rats. Admission for both shows is $7 at the door. Those are the only two shows for the band that we're currently aware of.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Anthem Facility - "Left to Defend" (MP3)
Young Magic at Mercury Lounge earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Young Magic, who recently opened for Youth Lagoon at Mercury Lounge, will release the "Night in the Ocean" single b/w "Slip Time" on October 11 via Carpark. You can stream "Night in the Ocean" and check out the album artwork for the single below. The 7" vinyl is available for preorder.
Young Magic play Mercury Lounge again on October 5 with Love Connection. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They'll be active during CMJ when they'll play the Carpark/Paw Tracks showcase at Public Assembly on October 18 with Class Actress, Dent May, Cloud Nothings, Adventure, and Jimmy Whispers (of Light Pollution).
Melati Malay, who is a member of Young Magic and New Moods, is also the vocalist in Anthem Facility. Anthem Facility just released the Trace EP, which you can stream below and purchase at bandcamp. You can also watch the video for the EP's title track below, and download an MP3 of "Left to Defend" above.
All dates, video and streams below...
DOM @ Pier 54 (more by Chris La Putt)
DOM heads out on tour with Architecture in Helsinki in November, hitting Irving Plaza with LO-Fi-FNK along the way. You don't need to wait that long to see DOM again though. Saturday night (9/24) he shares a bill with Adventure, Vacationer, and True Womanhood at Glasslands in Brooklyn. All tour dates below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Toro y Moi @ Bowery Ballroom
Toro y Moi, Braids, and Adventure toured through NYC earlier this month, playing two sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom while they were here. Pictures from one of those shows is in this post.
Adventure returns on May 14th to play a show at Glasslands with Pat Jordache. Tickets are on sale. All future tour dates for all three bands and more pictures from Bowery, below...
Adventure (by Tim)
Braids (by Tim)
As discussed and/or pictured HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, we threw a free, three stage party with M For Montreal at Swan Dive and Barbarella in Austin on Saturday, March 19, 2011.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by, to all the bands who played and to Ramesh for DJing. Sorry to Bass Drum of Death for not getting to play due to some confusion. Thanks to the cast of Workaholics for stopping by and for doing some hosting (catch their show on Comedy Central now!). Thanks also to Izzoz, Sensible Portions, Honest Tea, VegAustin, Raw Revolution, NadaMoo, Firefly Vodka, Line 6, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Nudie Jeans, and ASCAP. Thanks to everyone else that helped and to anyone I forgot.
A whole bunch more pictures from the whole day are below...
If you've been following along, you know that this is finally the NINTH and FINAL BrooklynVegan SXSW 2011 show announcement! This one happens on Saturday, March 19th in Austin, at both Swan Dive and Barbarella (they connect). It runs from noon-6pm and is 100% free. We are doing it with our friends from M For Montreal and it looks like this:
STAGE 1 (SWAN DIVE)I'm ready to fall over.
12:00 PM New Moods
01:00 PM Oh Land
2:00 PM Austra
3:00 PM Little Scream
4:00 PM Owen Pallett
5:00 PM Braids
STAGE 2 (Barbarella main stage)
12:00 PM Baths
1:00 PM Misteur Valaire
2:00 PM !!!
3:00 PM Trail of Dead
4:00 PM Mount Kimbie
5:00 PM Daedelus
HOSTED BY: the cast of Workaholics
DJs: Ramesh (of Voxtrot) & 70's Bush
STAGE 3 (Barbarella small stage)
12:00 PM Bass Drum of Death
12:45 PM Adventure
1:30 PM Versus
2:30 PM Malajube
3:15 PM Suuns
4:00 PM Weekend
5:00 PM PS I Love You
And this party will also have:
- FREE vegan Izzoz breakfast tacos while supplies last!
- lots of FREE snacks courtesy of Sensible Portions!
- a lot of FREE Honest Tea!
- FREE Raw Revolution bars to eat.
- FREE vegan ice cream from NadaMoo
- FREE Firefly Vodka cocktails all day (while supplies last.)
- more FREE DRINKS TBA.
- Our official microphone sponsor Line 6.
- and our backline sponsors Korg, Vox & Blackstar.
- our sponsor Nudie Jeans.
- and to ASCAP for sponsoring too.
To celebrate the BrooklynVegan + M for Montreal party, Nudie Jeans is also giving away 5 pairs of jeans (one pair for each day leading up to the party). For your chance to win, friend Nudie Jeans on facebook and send an email titled BROOKLYN VEGAN to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those at the party, we'll also be raffling off more Nudie Jeans you can win while you're there.
We're also happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, we'll be partnering with our friends at VegAustin to host a vegan bake sale for charity at the party. All proceeds will be donated to Compassion Over Killing.
Check out the flyer and stuff below...
Toro Y Moi at MHOW, supporting Caribou (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
As previously discussed, Toro Y Moi & Cloud Nothings & Indian Rebound (how old are those guys?!?) & Philip Seymour Hoffman are playing Mercury Lounge on 1/19. The show is now sold out, but Toro Y Moi has already plotted his return to NYC as part of a tour with Baltimore's Adventure... and the shows are considerably bigger. They will play April 10th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 11th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for both shows (MHOW on 4/10, Bowery on 4/11) go on AMEX presale on 1/12 at noon and general sale on 1/14 at noon.
In February Toro Y Moi heads to New Zealand and Australia and then in March he'll play more shows with Cloud Nothings before hooking up with Adventure. All tour dates and some videos below...
"Dan Deacon & Dustin Wong absolutely murdered it tonight at Cake Shop "Silence like the wind overCakes me, 5 yr anniversary!"" -corygreenwell
Dan Deacon @ Cake Shop on May 27th (via Youtube, below)
Dan Deacon played one of the last shows of Cake Shop's five-year-anniversary month on Thursday, May 27th. Also at the gig were Height, Eternal Summers, Big Troubles and Dustin Wong. A YouTube slideshow of pictures from the show is posted below.
Dan Deacon and his friends at Wham City have posted details on this year's Whartscape Festival in Baltimore on July 22-25. Confirmed acts include Wye Oak, Deakin, Javelin, Lightning Bolt, No Ave, Talk Normal, Zach Hill, Arab on Radar, Xiu Xiu, Yip Yip, Dan Deacon Ensemble and Ponytail (Beach House was intially listed but has since been removed). More bands are TBA. Tickets go on sale at WhamCity.com and Baltimore's True Vine Records on June 15th.
For Arab on Radar, this is yet another date to add to the list of reunion gigs they have scheduled in July, August and September.
Wye Oak are also playing Siren in July.
Deakin (ex-Animal Collective) will hopefully schedule a NYC show one day soon.
The full Whartscape lineup and pictures from the Cake Shop show are below...
"Last minute NYC show at Market Hotel Fri. night (2/5) - Neon Indian, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Adventure, Blissed Out - @ 9PM!!!!!!"
UPDATE: exact show listing with flyer below...
Building in the inaugural success of 2008, Famous Friends, a New York-based promotion company, in conjunction with Noise Problem, a leading multi-faceted music agency, are pleased to announce the line up for The Second Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF). Spanning two stages, indoor and out, BEMF will be headlined by The Juan Maclean (live) and also feature Young Love, Jupiter One, Adventure, Shy Child, Home Video, Free Blood, Awesome New Republic as well as dozens of other DJs and performers.The fest will take place at Brooklyn's Old American Can Factory. Tickets are currently on sale through PayPal. Lineup and more info on the fest, below...
"For 4 years now Wham City has been organizing the WHARTSCAPE. What started as a summer warehouse party turned into a much bigger, multi-day outdoor festival with thousands of bands, performers, and folks traveling to Baltimore from all across the US and Europe.More info and full, 140 band lineup below...
Since, we organize this festival out of pocket and in our spare time, it is important for us to keep it comfortable and enjoyable for us to do. One thing we talked about at the end of last year's festival was shrinking it down slightly and having it feel more community based and familiar.
This year isn't focused around headliners, but mainly performers and friends that make up the community we tour, work and live in.
We are also greatly reducing the number of MEGA-PASSES (the 3 day pass ticket that grants you entry to every show and every day).
ONLY 300 Mega-Passes will be sold; this is the only guarantee that you can see all the shows.
Tickets will be sold to the individual shows, but it is strongly suggested that you buy a Mega-Pass, as it saves you money and assures you take in the entire poo-poo.
Whartscape will take place July 10-11-12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art Studio Center Parking Lot, and Load of Fun.
We will begin selling tickets at 12 Noon, Monday, June 29th.
"The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it's clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking.Dan Deacon plays a $3.00 show in Brooklyn on January 30th and the "Brooklyn vs. Baltimore Marathon" now also has Woods and Blank Dogs on the bill (previously their spots were marked "special guest"). The location is
For the last three years Dan Deacon has been working on Bromst. Fusing together the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the outcome is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic and at the same time down to earth and welcoming. Bromst embodies the same energy and excitement as Spiderman of the Rings, however the craftsmanship and composition on Bromst have a wider scope and richer palette.
Unlike the completely electronic Spiderman of the Rings, the instrumentation on Bromst is a mixture of acoustic instruments, mechanical instruments, samples and electronics. The player piano, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, live drums, winds and brass give Bromst a much richer tone than his previous work. The intricate and complex parts, skillfully executed by the performers, are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Dan Deacon's signature sound." [PR]
Dan Deacon will also play Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on May 16th with Double Dagger and Teeth Mountain. The date is presumably part of a bigger tour that is still TBA. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday at noon.
Bromst will be released on March 24, 2009 by Carpak Records. Listen to the track "Get Older" at Imeem. Full tracklist below.
Even sooner (Jan 27 via Carpark), you can get your hands on a Dan Deacon / Adventure split 7". The cover of that one is a composite image of Dan Deacon and Benny Adventure. It's got 4 tracks. They are listed below.
Dan also appears on a new Free Yr Radio benefit compilation that is exclusive to Insound. Other bands on the album include !!!, Chairlift, Yeasayer, White Williams, No Age, Mudhoney, King Khan, The Secret Machines, The Walkmen, Tokyo Police Club and Jamie Lidell. Exact songs are also listed below.
Last but not least, Dan is/was looking for interns who can transcribe sheet music...
I'm preparing the scores for 15 of my compositions that are being printed in early March. I'm already insanely busy so I'm seeking 2 or 3 interns to help me with the process. It pays $15 an hour and should be around 20 hours total. I need people to help clean up the MIDI files and transcribe parts from the program Reason and bring them into the program Sibelius.UPDATE: All known tour dates HERE (including a second one at Danbro).
Some dates, tracklists and cover art, below...
On December 11th at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Dan Deacon will unveil his new live set, which features a 15 piece live ensemble performing material from his forthcoming album, Bromst, which will be released on Carpark on March 24, 2009. Deacon plans to tour with an ensemble in 2009 in support of the new record. In addition to the songs with the ensemble, Deacon will still perform a few songs solo and there will be a few other surprises at this show as well. The evening will also feature sets from the always incredible Dirty Projectors and So Percussion.Coincedentally, four members of So Percussion are also in the ensemble which also includes members of Ponytail and the dude Adventure.
Sometimes BV-writer Andrew Frisicano saw So Percussion at Glasslands during CMJ. He said, "Headliner, So Percussion, a group that doubles as the rhythm section for Signal (who performed Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' Sept 13 and 14 at LPR) played a set of engaging, adventurous percussion pieces. The band changed instruments with each song, showcasing a number of intriguingly applied timbres. Its opening tune was comprised of mostly metallic sounds (paint cans, metal scraps); other pieces included a snare and live-radio composition and Reich piece 'Drumming,' performed with sticks on bongos."
I took the pictures in this post at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin in November. A couple more of those, a list of who is in Dan's ensemble, and all tour dates, below...
Beach House @ the 2008 Siren Fest (more by Leia Jospe)
The Carpark & Paw Tracks CMJ showcase will take place at (le) poisson rouge in NYC on October 22nd. Adventure, Beach House, Ecstatic Sunshine, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, WZT Hearts, Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele, Excepter, Kria Brekkan, Rings, and Tickley Feather are all on the bill. $10.00 tickets are on sale.
Beach House will also be playing (le) poisson rouge five days earlier as part of the Baltimore Round Robin tour (they are on the October 17th bill, not the one on the 18th, both now sold out). All non-round robin Beach House tour dates below...
by BrooklynVegan Mike
DOWNLOAD: Adventure - Battle Cat (MP3)
Like FirestARTer before them, Crystal Castles and Adventure are 8-bit artists that don't rely on kitsch and nostalgia to buoy the songs. They are reframing the perception of the sounds used and putting emotion in, whether that be anarchism or affection. Adventure's music is certainly the latter, with pulsing dance beats wrapped up in NES and Genesis sounds.
Adventure is Benny Boeldt, a North Carolina native who relocated to Baltimore and hooked up with the Wham City crew including Dan Deacon who he'll be playing in round robin style with on a tour that includes Pop Montreal on October 5th and a show at (le) poisson rouge in NYC on October 18th. Adventure crafts pops songs on a grand scale. There is an epic quality that consistently builds through every song. To use an obvious video game analogy, every song sounds like a boss stage.
Adventure's self-titled album was released this week on Carpark and Benny is on a tour that his him playing four NYC-area shows this week including one tonight (Sept 25) at Crash Mansion. Album cover and tracklist, and all tour dates below...
"Baltimore Round Robin tour dates announced, featuring 29 bands!Dates and details below...
including Dan Deacon, Beach House, The Deathset, Jana Hunter, Adventure, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, WZT Hearts, Nautical Almanac, Video Hippos, and more!"
Adventure @ Vassar, May 1, 2008 (thepiratehat)
Abe Vigoda (and cameramen) on Silent Barn, May 2, 2008 (thepiratehat)
tonight in NYC
* Erol Alkan @ Studio B
* Teitur @ Bowery Ballroom
* tons of bands @ Cake Shop
* a benefit @ Pussycat Lounge
* Cleveland Fest @ Knitting Factory
* The Bouncing Souls are playing Europa (and the Bamboozle tomorrow)
* The Acorn & Old Podrida @ Union Hall
* Film School & Blacklist @ Death By Audio
* The Teenagers & Team Robespierre are playing MHOW
* Yelle & Heartsrevolution are playing Highline Ballroom
Most Jones Beach shows are now on sale.
Most PNC Bank Arts Center shows are now on sale.
Tickets are also still on sale for All Points West happening the same weekend in Jersey City.
Happy Birthday Cake Shop!
Today is Free Comic Book Day.
Speaking of comic books, how is the Iron Man movie?
Amy Winehouse will not be doing the James Bond theme song.
Arcade Fire played those shows for Obama. Proof is in the videos below....