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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ Bowery Ballroom 4/21/2014
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Animal Collective's Avey Tare released Enter the Slasher House earlier this month via Domino and he and his Slasher Flicks are currently on tour in support. That tour hit NYC last night (4/21) for a show at Bowery Ballroom. The band -- which includes Angel Deradoorian -- played in near darkness, save for a few glowing skulls on stage. Spooky. Dustin Wong, who played with Deradoorian the night before at Baby's All Right, opened the show with his impressive loop pedal skills. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Meanwhile, Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal (who play NYC next month) reviewed Enter the Slasher House over at The Talkhouse:

i like how much he sings and how many different words he uses without articulating anything penetrable on any simple human "emotional" level. though it is very emotive, just in a more abstract sort of way. it is as if a policemanhumanshield-constructed garden was viewed by all as pornographic and gained some heavy notoriety. lots of desperation/repetition and shaking of a friend by the shoulders and very little storming off in a huff, virtually no huff to speak of, and i do appreciate that. the gnarly things we might find if pulling up the carpeting in a bathroom during a renovation, a decrepit inner city house being flipped yet enough mountain laughter to make it worth the effort. the outlaw is the future. the future. the future. the future. i've always cheered for this man and his wildly talented friends. it's no surprise to me that this album kicks so much ass.
If you haven't checked out the album, it's streaming via Rdio. More pics from last nights' show below...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks played Bowery Ballroom (pics); of Montreal's Kevin Barnes reviewed Slasher Flicks LP"

photos by James Richards IV

Deradoorian at Riviera Theatre on 10.17.2013
Animal Collective, Deradoorian

(Angel) Deradoorian is out on the road with Animal Collective and playing new songs which she'll be recording soon. That tour hit the Riv in Chicago on 10/17. Animal Collective pics on BV Chicago. Angel pics in this post.

The tour ends with a sold out Philly show on 10/27, and then Angel plays her own show here in NYC at Pianos on October 29 with Diane Coffee and Japanese singer/songwriter Tavito Nanao. All dates and more pictures, below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian on the road with Animal Collective, playing Pianos in NYC (pics & dates)"

slasher flick

Shortly after Animal Collective's appearance at Governors Ball festival in June, Avey Tare (who's currently resting his vocal chords) will be playing some shows as part of a trio he's calling Avey Tare's Slasher Flick. He explains further:

A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making, including a leather-masked, guitar-wielding Avey Tare (Himself, Animal Collective), his knife-wielding keyboard player Angel Deradoorian (Deradoorian, Dirty Projectors), and their cannibal chief drummer and decaying grandfather Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Boredoms, Dan Deacon).
Most of these shows are in the UK, leading up to the Deerhunter-curated All Tomorrow's Parties. But they'll warm up for those shows in NYC at Glasslands on June 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/12) at noon.

All tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flick (w/ Angel Deradoorian) playing shows, NYC and ATP UK included (dates) "

photos by Greg Cristman

"Congrats to @dirtyprojectors on an amazing show at Carnegie hall tonight. Great to hear all the old + new" - Yellow Ostrich

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors played the first Wordless Music Series show of 2013 with their Carnegie Hall show on Friday (1/11), for which they were joined by modern classical ensemble yMusic (who also opened the show) and a secret guest which turned out to be ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian. They played a bunch of their recent material off of 2012's Swing Lo Magellan and About to Die EP, 2009's Bitte Orca, and their 2010 collaborative effort with Bjork, Mount Wittenberg Orca. But the DPs also reached back to plenty of their pre-breakthrough catalog to please the old fans as well. Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, who recently played an Occupy Sandy benefit in Brooklyn with Dirty Projectors, was there and said it was "one of [his] favorite concerts ever." If you were there, did you pick up the exclusive 7"?

yMusic's opening set consisted of pieces penned by Son Lux, Nico Muhly, Judd Greenstein, and others. You can check out their full setlist and more pictures from the show below.

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors (joined by yMusic and Angel Deradoorian) played Carnegie Hall (pics)"

Dave Longstreth @ Bowery Ballroom, 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
DP

Not only is it now confirmed that Wye Oak & Purity Ring are the openers of Dirty Projectors' upcoming show at the Prospect Park Bandshell, the date is just one night on a big summer tour for Dirty Projectors that starts in Toronto on July 6th and ends in Philadelphia on August 18th (which means maybe it really ends at a TBA 2nd NYC show??). A presale is going on now for all just-announced dates which are listed below. Some of the dates are with Wye Oak, Some with Purity Ring. Some with both

As previously posted, DP released a new song on to the Internet, and that song comes from their new album Swing Lo Magellan which is out July 10 in the U.S. and July 9 internationally via Domino. A press release reads:

"It's an album of songs, an album of songwriting," says Longstreth.

The songs of Swing Lo Magellan are culled from a sprawling twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York (four hours northwest of the city). Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new songs and beats. The band -- Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (Bass), Brian McOmber (Drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) - - joined him periodically, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house's A-frame attic (vocalist Angel Deradoorian is on hiatus). The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were winnowed down from about forty finished demos....

The full tracklist is with all the dates below....

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors lose Angel, announce big tour w/ Wye Oak & Purity Ring (2012 dates, presale & new LP info)"

Angel, Nate and Dave of Dirty Projectors at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Dirty Projectors

Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors) will headline a show at Brooklyn's Union Pool on Tuesday, May 10th with Hiro Kone on for support. Advanced tickets are on sale for the 9PM show. Deradoorian recently released a split 7" with Albert McCloud on Lovepump United.

Projector Nat Baldwin has a new LP due on May 24th entitled People Changes and he'll play NYC twice this weekend (May 7th & 8th at Zebulon). He'll also join David Longstreth & Brian McOmber to perform Black Flag material at Bowery Ballroom on 5/22 as part of the sold-out celebration of Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Stream some Hiro Kone (Nicky Mao of Up Died Sound, ex-Effi Briest) material below.

Continue reading "Deradoorian playing w/ Hiro Kone + Nat Baldwin gigs soon too"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Deradoorian - High Road (MP3)

Dirty Projectors @ MHOW (more by Ryan Muir)
Dirty Projectors

Between their set at Coachella and schedule of summer festivals (plus a September show at Terminal 5), the members of Dirty Projectors have found some time for solo shows around NYC.

Frontman Dave Longstreth DJs at Above the Auto Part Store's Haiti benefit on May 2nd along with Bjork, Battles' Tyondai Braxton and others. Todd P reminds us that "tix @ RECORD GROUCH RECORDS / OLD MADE VINTAGE | 1pm-7pm daily | 441 METROPOLITAN AVE @ MEEKER, BKLYN, NY | 908.246.1512"

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian joins Roadside Graves, Mon Khmer and a solo Andrew W.K. for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit at Santos Party House on Monday, May 3rd. Tickets are on sale. Her solo shows (not counting karaoke) have been semi-rare since the release of her solo EP, The Mind Raft.

Bass player Nat Baldwin has a show (solo bass with voice usually, or with a band) in Connecticut on April 20th, then a short tour planned for May 18th-22nd. That ends with a performance at Issue Project Room on May 22nd with peace, loving and banjoist Woody Sullender. Tickets are on sale. His third and most recent LP, Most Valuable Player, came out in 2008.

Nat Baldwin tour dates and videos are below...

Continue reading "a benefit @ Santos & other solo Dirty Projectors shows "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Inlets - Bright Orange Air (MP3)

Inlets @ Music Hall of Williamsburg last February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Inlets

Inlets, the musical project of Sebastian Krueger, will finally release its long-awaited debut album, Inter Arbiter, on April 20th through twosyllable. Krueger is best known for playing with Shara Worden/My Brightest Diamond, Osso String Quartet, DM Stith and others. Inlets was established with its 2006 EP, Vestibule, and the debut album isn't short on guests either, with contributions from Zach Condon, Angel Deradoorian, and Osso's Marla Hansen. The track above, "Bright Orange Air," is a devilish piece of minor key pop.

Inlets will play a Friday, March 12th show at 92YTribeca with Bell and Glass Ghost (whose tour dates are below). Tickets are on sale.

Inlets are also playing an invite-only early show at Pianos this Friday (2/12). You can't buy tickets, but we have two pairs of tickets to give away - information on those is below.

Contest details, more album info, and all tour dates (including Inlets at SXSW) are below...

Continue reading "Inlets - debut record (MP3) & tour dates - 92YTribeca, SXSW & an invite-only show at Pianos (win tix) "

RIP JD Salinger
Catcher in the Rye

RIP Howard Zinn
Catcher in the Rye

tonight in NYC
* Psychic Limb @ PS1
* Evan Dando @ Joe's Pub
* Toshi Reagon @ Joe's Pub
* Simone Felice @ Pete's Candy Store
* Earl Greyhound, Naam @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Dimitri From Paris & Danny Krivit @ Santos
* Mission of Burma, The Dig @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Giraffes, Steel Phantoms @ Mercury Lounge
* Meg Baird, Chris Forsyth @ Issue Project Room
* Michael Friedman @ Lincoln Center - Allen Room
* Super Vacations, PoPo, PC Worship @ Market Hotel
* Uninhabitable Mansions, New Mexicoe @ Bruar Falls
* Major Stars, Effi Briest, Orleans/Gunn @ Cake Shop
* Mike Bones, Family Band, $100, Brothers @ Union Pool
* Wild Yaks, Violent Bullshit, Ill Ease @ Bruar Falls
* Balthrop Alabama, Tim Robinson @ Abrons Art Center
* Field Music, The Spinto Band, The Mugs @ The Bell House
* Damon & Naomi (& Kurihara), Sharon Van Etten @ 92Y Tribeca
* Diehard (playing all '90s covers), Sally Head @ Union Hall
* The Entrance Band, Lights, Orphan @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Cubic Zirconia, Cage, Telephoned @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Rain Machine, Antipop Consortium @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
* Javelin, Shark?, Ava Luna, Dinowalrus, The Shivers @ House of Yes
* Bad Credit No Credit, Carnivores, Girls At Dawn, Sleepies @ Death By Audio
* Stalkers, Tough Shits, The Nouvellas, Bang Language, The Anti Job @ The Cameo
* New York Night Train Soul Clap Dance Off w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Glasslands
* Weekends, Golden Girls, Sisters, Fluffy Lumbers, Total Slacker @ Shea Stadium
* Julianna Barwick, Knyfe Hyts, Grooms, MNDR, Noveller @ DCTV aka Engine company # 31 (87 Layfayette St)

LESS ARTISTS MORE CONDOS PRESENTS:
THIS SATURDAY JAN 30TH
@ DCTV aka Engine company # 31
87 Layfayette between White and Walker in Manhattan
11PM: JULIANNA BARWICK
10PM MNDR
9PM KNYFE HYTS
8PM GROOMS
7PM NOVELLER

Molina & Johnson were to play (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight before their tour was canceled.

Mos Def and DOOM were supposed to play Nokia Theatre. That's been postponed.

Behemoth isn't playing Gramercy Thetare tonight.

Sharon Jones sings with Michael Buble on Saturday Night Live tonight.

Naomi Shelton plays a Haiti benefit at Knitting Factory on Monday.

A Xiu Xiu video interview below...

Video of Angel Deradoorian doing karaoke at Bar Matchless the other night, below...

Big Business's new video for "The Drift" below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

photos by Erez Avissar

The Cool Kids

"Damon "Dame" Dash co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records, helped launch the career of Jay-Z and discovered Kanye West. He's produced or executive-produced about a dozen films, including the well-received 2002 urban flick "Paid in Full" and the 2004 movie "The Woodsman," starring Kevin Bacon. And he started lucrative apparel lines like Rocawear and Rachel Roy, of which he is still part owner with his wife, the company's namesake.

But the 37-year-old Dash still says he gets snubbed by the music industry. Media reports last year about his alleged financial difficulties and legal problems probably didn't help. "My mistake was watching everyone else's careers and not watching mine,'' he says.

More important was his acrimonious split a few years ago with his old friend and business partner Jay-Z. "It was like, either you are on his side or on mine," he says. "And because of all that, there's resistance on every level with me and the shit just bugs me out." [Billboard]

New venue Under 100 (located in the basement of the Tribeca building where Damon Dash's office is located) is quickly becoming famous, after just two shows. The first, in November, featured sets by Sleigh Bells, Javelin & Knyfe Hyts 81 with help from Mos Def, Curren$y, and others. The second, just two nights ago (12/8), was rumored to include a performance by Blakroc (featuring Mos Def) who were on Letterman that same night. That didn't happen, but The Cool Kids, The London Souls, Curren$y (again), and some others did play. Mos Def and Damon Dash (again) were just hanging out. The third show is....

TONIGHT (12/10):

RSVP @ Lessartistsmorecondos@gmail.com
-- DARLINGS /// THESE ARE POWERS --
$ 7 bucks
09:00 pm Doors
09:30 pm DARLINGS
10:30 pm THESE ARE POWERS
More pictures from the last event, below...

Continue reading "The Cool Kids, London Souls, Curren$y & friends (but not Blakroc) played Under 100 (pics) ++ a show there tonight"

words & photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors kicked off the first of four sold-out New York shows at the Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night (11/18). Those arriving early were treated to a nice, but slightly underwhelming set, by Glass Ghost. The real treat was the second opener (or as one audience member shouted out, 'The best opening act ever"), tUne-YaRds, the project of one Merrill Garbus. The Dirty Projectors followed and leaned heavily on their critically-hailed release, Bitte Orca. Their set was tight and intense ("Temecula Sunrise" being a notable highlight among many) with Angel Deradoorian nailing the quietest moment of the night singing "Two Doves" with frontman David Longstreth accompanying on acoustic guitar.

The run continues tonight (11/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg (where it stays for two nights before returning to Bowery Ballroom for one more show). Dirty Projectors also have a show coming up at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. More pictures, including one of the setlist, from last night, below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors kicked off their 4-night run w/ tUne-YaRds @ Bowery Ballroom (pics & setlist)"

AngelTwo not-shows in one day. First Bowery listed Pissed Jeans at Mercury Lounge (not happening), and now I've found out that (Angel) Deradoorian is no longer playing Glasslands on August 27th. She canceled, though they say she'll make it up by playing the venue in November. Effie Briest and Tony Castles are still on the August show though, and Free Blood and Mahogany have also since been added which makes it a pretty solid bill all around.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for the Dirty Projectors shows happening at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg in November. General sale starts Friday at noon.

photos by Chris Graham

Ra Ra Riot

As you may have heard by now, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles have a group called Discovery who have an album coming out on XL Recordings on July 7th. Guests on that album include Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian. Two songs are at MySpace. The cover art and tracklist are below along with more pictures of Ra Ra Riot taken at this year's Sasquatch Festival....

Continue reading "Discovery = Vampire Weekend + a bit of Angel Deradoorian + Ra Ra Riot who played Sasquatch - pics "

DOWNLOAD: Deradoorian - High Road (MP3)

Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Angel Deradoorian

Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) is set to release her debut solo EP, The Mind Raft, on May 5th via Lovepump United Records.

To celebrate, Angel will be playing a CD release show at the Cake Shop on Tuesday, May 5th. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Details on how to win below.

She'll also be sharing a bill with Chairlift, Takka Takka, and The Secret Life of Sofia at the Bell House on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets for that are on sale.

In addition to her playing with Dirty Projectors while at SXSW, Angel also performed her solo material at the fest. And she discussed the new record with Austinist...

Austinist: Was the recording of Mind Raft all done at home? Do you have orchestral ambitions for your first full-length?

Angel: Mind Raft was recorded in a studio space in Bushwick. Many of the drum recordings were done in other studio spaces. It was kind of sporadically put together, but it all fit in somehow. You mean using orchestral instruments? I don't know if I've gotten that far quite yet in my mind. I'm still working on the concept at this point and understanding how to write songs.

Though she's predominantly known as 1/4 of Dirty Projectors (now 1/6 with addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle), Angel also sings and performs with other bands at times. On May 8th she gets to play with Bjork. Sometimes she's a member of Department of Eagles. Videos of Angel playing with Fake Male Voice and Inlets (and ticket give-away details) below...

Continue reading "(Angel) Deradoorian releasing a CD & playing shows (win tix)"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: David Byrne & Dirty Projectors - Knotty Pine (MP3)

Dirty Projectors

"Brooklyn, NY based Dirty Projectors are set to release 'Bitte Orca', their 5th full-length album and first for Domino Records on June 9, 2009. The album was recorded in Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and will be available on CD, LP & digital. David Longstreth formed Dirty Projectors in 2002 and the group now consists of Angel Deradoorian, Amber Coffman, Brian Mcomber and David as principal members. Lead single 'Stillness Is The Move' will precede the album on April 21st in North America and will be available on 12" and digital, with b-sides and a remix by Lucky Dragons.

Dirty Projectors will also be introducing an expanded 6 member live lineup with the addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle for a number of dates this winter and spring.

No new NYC dates yet, but recent Dirty Projectors shows at South Street Seaport (8/15/08) and Brooklyn Masonic Temple (12/1/08) both caught the band in top form, performing new, harder edged material (albeit without its new members). More recently, the band also played as part of the "Laurie & Friends" gig at BAM (1/21). Four SXSW shows, and other dates listed below.

On May 5th, DP vocalist Angel Deradoorian (or just Deradoorian as the project is called) is set to release her first solo recording, a spacey, dream-pop EP titled Mind Raft, on Love Pump United.

And a few weeks ago(2/17), Dirty Projectors kicked off benefit comp Dark Was the Night with a killer David Byrne collaboration, posted above. Catch David Byrne twice this weekend at Radio City Music Hall.

Releasing the new DP album is Domino Records, home to Animal Collective, Franz Ferdinand, and Juana Molina (who's playing tonight, 2/27 at LPR).

Track list and tour dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors - new album, expanded 6 member live lineup, SXSW & other tour dates"

words and photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - Balmy Night (live @ the Bell House) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Inlets - Pictures of Trees (MP3)

Inlets
Inlets

Last Saturday, December 13th, I found myself at an intimate loft party in Williamsburg to see Sebastian Krueger's sad-pop song writing project, Inlets. The show was a pretty low key affair. People sitting on the center-of-the-room-staircase made the place seem full and active, but i'd be surprised if there were as many as 100 people there. The bartender was friendly and served complimentary beer and wine. Everybody seemed conversational and friendly and space didnt seem to be that much of an issue.

Fred Nicolaus of Department of Eagles played only a couple of songs (including one Dept of Eagles song), and Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors also played a short set. It seemed to take a long time for the third band Glass Ghost to get set up and then I didn't really enjoy their set as much as the people around me seemed to.

Inlets was a very nice professional step up in sound and presence. The arrangements at times were very full and accomplished, but also sounded appropriately sparse as well-- in some songs band members would drop out completely as the set went on.

Favorite moments were the toy piano melodies on one of the later songs, and when Beirut's Zach Condon watched from the upper balcony and joined on trumpet for the last song of the evening. Overall a pleasant and mellow show that was well-suited to the well-manicured loft space.

Zach Condon
Inlets

Beirut has three Brooklyn shows coming up. Department of Eagles are touring in January. Dirty Projectors are playing New Years Eve at Knitting Factory. More pictures from the loft party below...

Continue reading "Inlets (w/ Zach Condon), Fred Nicolaus, Deradoorian & Glass Ghost @ Whisk and Ladle (a loft party), NYC - pics"

Photos by Ryan Muir

Health

"A highly contagious stomach flu is circulating through New York City.

The Health Department has issued a statement reporting that visits to the city's hospital emergency rooms have increased by 19 percent over the past two weeks, to about 400 a day, of people suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.

The stomach flu is caused by a norovirus infection that is prevalent in late fall and winter. Health officials say the good news is that norovirus infections are usually not serious and most people recover within a few days.

A medical epidemiologist at the Health Department, Dr. Sharon Balter, advises thorough hand-washing with soap and warm water, before eating food and after using the bathroom, to avoid being infected with the stomach flu."[Newsday]

A tip for your health in lieu of an actual HEALTH review.

One night after they opened for Nine Inch Nails in Atlantic City, HEALTH headlined a show at Knitting Factory in NYC. Videohippos and Health's new label-mate (Angel) Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors fame) were also on the Friday night bill (11/7). More pictures below...

Continue reading "HEALTH, Angel Deradoorian & Videohippos @ Knitting Factory, NYC - pics"

Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors) @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
Angel

They hadn't announced the openers last time I posted about tonight's Health show at Knitting Factory (11/7). They are: Videohippos and Angel Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway. To win them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Health). Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked and cotacted ASAP.

Angel, who goes by her last name Deradoorian for her solo stuff, recently announced...

Hey I just signed on board to work with the label LovePump United! It's run by two great dudes Mookie and Jake. I will be releasing an ep with them soon. Date is not announced yet, but there will be one some day. Some other cool bands up on LovePump: Genghis Tron, Health, and Indian Jewelry. Sweeet.
She also has a show scheduled at Zebulon on November 28th. Dirty Projectors have a show December 11th at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

Health has been on the road with NIN, surely playing to many new people on stages bigger than they've ever stepped foot on before. It can't be easy, especially with critics like this one from Jacksonville, Florida...

"Health has a lot to learn and hopefully Nine Inch Nails, who were playing their instruments consistently, will show them the true way to success in alternative synthesized hard rock. Nine Inch Nails did not rely on the short samples recorded into floor based effect pedals like Health did, and played their instruments, as a rock band should. The refreshing performance by Nine Inch Nails should be the inspiration for a new rock generation that plays actual music, not just sound, and respects the old definitions of melody, harmony, rhythm and form."
All Health dates below...

Continue reading "Health tonight, Lovepump's Deradoorian, win tix, tour dates "

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles played their first full show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night (Oct 6, 2008). Nat Baldwin (ex-Dirty Projectors) opened the show and played as a DoE band member along with core members Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and additional band members (as seen on Conan a few days earlier) Angel Deredoorian (current-Dirty Projectors) and drummer Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear). Christopher Bear is not to be confused with Chris Taylor, the (blonde, other Chris) Grizzly Bear member who produced the Grizzly Bear albums (past and future), Dirty Projectors, and the new Department of Eagles album In Ear Park (that was released today and got Best New Music on P4K).

For a first show, it was a great show. The five songs they played as a full band were my favorites and the song Fred sang by himself was an unexpected highlight and crowd favorite, though not as much of a crowd favorite as "No One Does It Like You" which Dan then told the crowd was their only pop song aka we're all suckers for pop songs. DoE play a shorter show at Town Hall tonight (Oct 7). Paul Simon is also on the bill. More pictures and the setlist from last night below...

Continue reading "Department of Eagles & Nat Baldwin @ Bell House, NYC - pics"

Gay Pride - Mexico

today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* DANCE STUFF
* Takka Takka @ Union Hall
* Keith Murray @ Knitting Factory
* Murphy's Law @ Knitting Factory
* The Homosexuals @ Death By Audio
* Nat Baldwin & Angel Deradoorian @ Issue Project Room (Angel cancelled)
* Prefuse 73, Antipop Consortium & Catchdubs @ Hiro Ballroom

Mascott is opening for Takka Takka tonight. Mascott is Kendall Jane Meade from Juicy. She plays a song called "Fourth of July". Watch (the timely) video of it below.

Angel Deradoorian is in Dirty Projectors (but she isn't playing tonight).

Sonic Youth & The Feelies: tomorrow

Ronnie Spector plays McCarren Pool on Sunday: SET TIMES.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

AngelAngel

Feb 1 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Feb 2 - Silent Barn, Ridgewood, New York w/ Deer Tick
Feb 8 - CakeShop, NYC w/ White Hinterland
You probably know Angel Deradoorian as 1/4 of the current Dirty Projectors lineup, or as a member of Inlets. The above listed shows are her solo. For Dirty Projectors dates, click here.