Entries tagged with: Animal Collective

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Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
bonnaroo

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2013 lineup announcement underway"

Animal Collective at Terminal 5, Dec 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective have released a new video for "Applesauce" directed by controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé that is best "viewed in complete darkness for maximum effect." Word. While not as seizure-inducing as the opening credits to Noé's film Enter the Void, it's a flashy video nonetheless and should be avoided if you have a distaste for that.... but then again you might avoid AnCo for that altogether anyway.

As discussed, Animal Collecitve will appear at the 2013 Governor's Ball in NYC, one of several dates scheduled for the band both here and across the pond (like Primavera). All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Animal Collective show us their "Applesauce" video, heading out on tour (dates)"

Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

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Governors Ball

Governors Ball, which started as a small NYC festival on Governors Island and moved to the larger Randall's Island last year, keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's fest takes place June 7th, 8th & 9th, and tickets go on sale Friday. Check out the full lineup, in list, video and flyer format - one unannounced headliner included, below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball 2013 lineup (Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Grizzly Bear, xx, Cut Copy, Kendrick, Anco, Beach House & MUCH MORE)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Animal Collective @ T5, 12/4/2012
Animal Collective

Animal Collective wrapped up a two-night run at Terminal 5 last night (12/5). You've already seen the setlist from the first night and you can check out the setlist from night 2 at the bottom of this post. It's slightly different than night 1, exchanging "Rosie Oh," "Honeycomb," "Pulleys," and "Cobwebs" for "Crimson," "Mercury Man," "Father Time," and "Also Frightened." Are you upset that you went to night 1 and not night 2? Or vice versa? Or are you just bummed/happy you stayed home?

Traxman opened night 1 and pictures from that show are in this post. Highlife opened the second night.

More pics from Tuesday and the setlist Wednesday are below.

Continue reading "Animal Collective played 2 nights at Terminal 5 (night 1 pics, night 2 setlist)"

Animal Collective at Terminal 5 - 12/4/12 (via Ryan Bakker)
AnCo T5

Animal Collective played their first of two Terminal 5 shows last night (12/4) (rescheduled from their one Williamsburg Park show). They focused their set on playing most of 2012's Centipede Hz, but also included two tracks off Merriweather Post Pavillion, and a few others. You can check out the full setlist from last night below.

Traxman opened last night's show, and AnCo will do it again at T5 tonight (12/5) with Highlife opening. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Continue reading "Animal Collective played Terminal 5, do again tonight (setlist)"

by Andrew Sacher

SPIN top 50 2012

SPIN have revealed their list of the top 50 albums of 2012. It continues SPIN's trend of giving love to crossover punk and metal (which they've been pretty consistent with since naming Fucked Up's David Comes to Life their top album of 2011) with the inclusion of Baroness, Torche, Pallbearer, Cloud Nothings, and Japandroids, but rather surprisingly excludes the SPIN Essential'd Ceremony - Zoo and The Men - Open Your Heart, in favor of popular blowouts by Taylor Swift, fun., and Nicki Minaj. The list also shares its #1 and #2 with the two highest Pitchfork-rated albums of the year. And no Grimes.

The list begins with the Kanye-cribbed disclaimer, "Most critics' taste levels ain't at our waist level. Ain't nobody fucking with our clique." Check out SPIN's Top 50 LPs of 2012 list below.

Continue reading "SPIN names their Top 50 Albums of 2012 (Frank Ocean is #1)"

art basel

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.

In addition to the official events of Art Basel in Miami, there are loads of parties going on throughout the city, including a Kurt Cobain tribute at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on December 6 that includes an appearance by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and a 15 minute live dance performance based on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. More info is here.

Other music artists playing shows during or around Art Basel include Chromatics, Prince Rama, Nicolas Jaar, Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Brenmar, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Dan Deacon, Hundred Waters, ITAL and Jacuzzi Boys. Paper Mag has a pretty good guide to some of it.

Some of those artists were set to play the UR1 Festival which was to run concurrent with Art Basel but was cancelled.

If you're going to Miami, we'd like to point out that BrooklynVegan photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin will be showing more than 26 prints of her mostly-BrooklynVegan concert photography (including Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg, Madonna and more) in two different galleries, LMNT and OVERTURE, from December 4 - 9. A flyer for the show below has more details.

Continue reading "Art Basel begins soon in Miami, many bands & Dana (distortion) Yavin photo show included"

Animal Collective

As mentioned, Animal Collective, who recently told us what they've been digging in 2012, and who are also ending up on other people's lists for their album, Centipede Hz, will be playing two nights at Terminal 5 (12/4-5) next week to make up for their cancelled Williamsburg Park show, which would have happened in October. Tickets for both shows are still available, but we're also giving away a few pairs for each show. Each pair comes with the show poster, which was designed by artist Andrew Kuo and Avey Tare's sister Abby Portner (who also worked on some of the AnCo album covers). That's the poster above and the contest details are below.

Continue reading "win tix & a poster to Animal Collective's Terminal 5 shows"

Animal Collective

As mentioned, Animal Collective are playing two nights at Terminal 5 (12/4-5) to make up for their cancelled Williamsburg Park show. The first night (12/4) is with Traxman, and no opener has been announced yet for the second night. Tickets for both shows are still available and a portion of the proceeds will go to The American Red Cross to help Hurricane Sandy relief.

Like Amanda Palmer, Animal Collective just spoke to us about their top 10 things of 2012, some of which were albums, like the one by their tourmates Micachu & The Shapes and the new Madlib-produced Georgia Anne Muldrow album, whereas other things on the list were restaurants they had memorable dinners at and British sketch comedy shows. You can check out the whole thing below.

Continue reading "Animal Collective's collective 2012 year-end list"

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The Fly is the "UK's most popular new music magazine," but if you haven't heard of it, its because it's a free monthly that doesn't really get international distribution. You can however read it online. The mag just released it's year-end issue and topping their Best Albums of 2012 is Sharon Van Etten's Tramp (which was just released in a Deluxe edition, a fine Xmas gift don't you know). Sharon narrowly beat out Grimes, whose Visions came in at #2. The whole list, in ascending order, is below and you can read what The Fly said about each album here.

By the way you can still get tickets for the December 15 show at Cameo that Sharon curated with She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain and "Special Guest."

A list of the Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012 is below.

Continue reading "'The Fly' magazine's Top 50 LPs of 2012 (Sharon Van Etten #1)"

Animal Collective

Animal Collective have scheduled make-up shows for the Williamsburg Park that got cancelled last month due to Avey Tare's laryngitis. They will play two nights at Terminal 5 on December 4 and 5. The band's only other upcoming U.S. tour date is playing the UR1 Festival in Miami on December 10.

Tickets to the T5 shows go on sale Friday (11/9) to the general public but there will be a presale for those who purchased tickets to the Williamsburg Park shows, details of which are still TBA. The band will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from the shows to the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts of The American Red Cross.

Meanwhile, AnCo have a new single, "Applesauce," that is being pulled from Cetipede Hz and will be out next week (11/13). You can stream its b-side, "Crimson," below.

Continue reading "Animal Collective reschedule NYC show, playing two nights at Terminal 5 in December; part of proceeds going to Sandy relief"

Lou Reed at Tibet House benefit 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lou Reed

Lou Reed will be on tour in Europe this month doing photo exhibits and book readings/signings, and upon returning to the US he'll play a NJ show at Englewood's Bergen Performing Arts Center on December 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Right after that show, he'll head to Miami for UR1 Festival, which goes down in Bayfront Park on December 8 and 9. In addition to Lou Reed, performers include Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Dead Can Dance, Animal Collective, Peter Murphy, Flying Lotus, Slash, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, and many more listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

The UR1 Festival is timed to happen simultaneously with Art Basel, which happens from December 6 - 9 in Miami Beach with "more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries."

A list of all Lou Reed dates and the UR1 Festival lineup below.

Continue reading "Lou Reed playing NJ show before UR1 Festival (dates, lineup)"

Afghan Whigs @ Bowery Ballroom, May 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Afghan Whigs

today NYC
* Wild Belle @ Zebulon
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub
* Allah-Las @ Union Pool
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* Norah Jones @ Sir Stage 37
* Bassam Saba Trio @ The Stone
* Tori Amos @ (le) poisson rouge
* Punch Brothers @ Gramercy Theatre
* The Denzels, Gunfight @ Legion Bar
* Dosa Hunt @ Nitehawk Cinema
* Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* James Iha, Milagres @ Mercury Lounge
* Melvins (Lite), Tweak Bird @ Maxwells
* Sergei Tcherepnin @ Issue Project Room
* Silver Apples, CFCF, WIN WIN @ 92YTribeca
* Young Boys, Suburban Living, SISU @ Pianos
* Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty @ The Paper Box
* Girl Unit, Dubble Dutch, Nadus @ Grasslands
* Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull @ Beacon Theatre
* Girls & Boys w/ Peaches (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
* Greg Laswell, Katie Herzig @ Highland Ballroom
* Sleigh Bells, AraabMUZIK @ The Capitol Theatre
* Oneohtrix Point Never, Nate Boyce @ The Kitchen
* HITS, Slam Donahue @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Flosstradamus, DJ Sliink, Messkid, Yamez @ 285 Kent
* Mister Lies, Evenings, Beat Culture @ Cameo Gallery
* Moon Duo, Royal Baths, Degreaser @ Knitting Factory
* The Afghan Whigs, Eagles of Death Metal @ Terminal 5
* Neil Halstead (Slowdive/Mojave 3), Jim Hanft @ Union Hall
* The Raveonettes, Melody's Echo Chamber @ Webster Hall
* Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Aeroplane, Catz n Dogz, JDH & Dave P @ Highland Ballroom
* White Arrows, Family Of The Year, New Cassettes @ Grasslands
* Mannequin Pussy, Earthquake Party!, Brabazones @ Shea Stadium
* Buck Gooter, Guardian Alien, I Love You, The Dreebs @ Big Snow
* Dispatch, Good Old War, Parkington Sisters @ Radio City Music Hall
* Psychic Blood, Heaven's Gate, Parquet Courts, Jeremy Smoking @ Dead Herring
* Island Twins, Grand Resort, Celestial Shore, Butter The Children, Lazyeyes, O-Face @ 171 Lombardy
* Micachu & The Shapes (DJ Set), DJ Rezzie, No Glow, Evan Michael, Judge Wise, T'Angelo @ Cameo Gallery

Dum Dum Girls offshoot SISU, who play Wednesday at Glasslands with Royal Baths, play Pianos tonight. Royal Baths open for Moon Duo at Knitting Factory tonight.

Head to your local record store this weekend to pick up AC Newman's new record, free ticket to the Monday show at Rock Shop included.

Speaking of record shopping, The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is also this weekend. Keep an eye out for Flying Lotus.

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Animal Collective cancelled their Williamsburg Park show tonight but they did play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and you can watch video of them doing "Rosie Oh" below.

There's a new Killer Mike video, it's an animated clip for his track "Reagan" and you can watch it below.

What else?

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Animal Collective at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective were scheduled to bring their tour with Micachu & the Shapes to Williamsburg Park tonight (10/5), but have cancelled. The band writes...

Hey everyone,

We really wish we didn?t have to be writing this right now, but after taking Dave to the doctor this morning it turns out that he has laryngitis and unfortunately we are unable to play the show tonight. We are already in the middle of trying to reschedule NY dates in the next couple of months to make up for this cancellation.

Due to circumstances beyond both our and the promoter's control, we are unable to honor the tickets for tonight's show. Fans that have tickets will be able to get full refunds at the place of purchase, and we will let everyone know as soon as we have new dates scheduled. Again, our sincere apologies to fans anticipating this show. We are always psyched to play NYC and will make it up to you.

-Animal Collective

Damn. Feel better Dave!

Micachu & The Shapes were supposed to open, but you can still catch them Monday at LPR. Micachu also DJs at Cameo tonight.

Animal Collective did play Fallon last night though. You can watch below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective cancel tonight's Williamsburg Park show (did play Fallon though)"

Deakin w/ Animal Collective at Prospect Par in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)
Deakin

Earlier this week, we mentioned that fans were complaining that Animal Collective member Deakin (aka Josh Dibb) never got any of the rewards they were promised by donating to his Kickstarter campaign in 2009. He's since apologetically spoke to Pitchfork about the issue:

"I feel sad, but I've set up a situation where that could be the perception and I understand that", he said. "There are a couple things that are being misconceived."

The primary misunderstanding, Dibb told me, is the belief that he received any of the $26,000. In reality, all of that money has gone directly to TEMEDT, he says. "I think the [Kickstarter] was up for a day or two before I realized that I felt incredibly uncomfortable about the idea of asking people to fund a trip for me to go to Africa... that's why the project turned into a charity thing."

Still, the question remains as to why Dibb failed to follow through on the merchandise promised to donors. Why not just throw together some photos and notes and send them out? The answer can be interpreted as unsatisfyingly simple or as logical and justifiable.

"The gifts were supposed to be based around the music that I had been writing at that time, and when I came back, I personally felt really dissatisfied with it," he explained, and spoke of the struggles he's experienced in recording his first solo record and sticking to his self-imposed deadlines. "For me, as an artist-- whether or not people can be sympathetic to this or not-- it's just been a much slower process to do things on my own than with the band."

What Dibb seems especially apologetic about is his failure to provide donors with regular updates about the project, and to ensure that all the donors have received his messages. "I haven't been the best at updating people in the last two years," he said.

He also mentioned that he sent an update to his Kickstarter donors in August, but that he wasn't sure who actually received the message. The message reads:
I am writing to you once again to thank you for the tremendous support that you all gave back in December of 2009. I am writing you now to deeply apologize for the amount of time it has taken to come back to you with the rewards of your support. I have heard from a number of you expressing deep disappointment in the way that I have handled this project...

I also want to be clear so that all of you know that none of the money you donated was used for my trip. Nor is it being used to fund the materials that you will all be receiving (yes, you will!). All of these things are things that I have paid for myself or will be paying for myself. All of the money that you donated is being used by TEMEDT to continue their work to change the social dynamic in Mali...

...The crux of what has held this up is to record the songs that I was working on around that time in a way that I really felt good about. I am sure it seems inexplicable to some of you that that has taken nearly three years. On a personal level I have been coming to terms with my own creative process and some of that has been to accept that things take a long time to work through me.

So despite the fact that I know that I intend now and have always intended to turn this all into something that you all would be psyched about, I know that I have not been good about keeping you up to date and feeling included in the process which you all have the right to feel. I promise that for the rest of year my only two priorities will be to finish this and to be on tour with Animal Collective. I will keep you updated monthly on what is going on. Lastly I would like to speak to all of you directly if that is something that you would like...

Animal Collective will be in NYC soon for their Williamsburg Park show (10/5) with Micachu & the Shapes.

UPDATE Deakin issues an apology, explains situation

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Speaking of Kickstarter accountability,

In 2009, Josh Dibb, who performs in the experimental noise-pop band Animal Collective as Deakin, set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund a trip to Mali. He'd been invited to perform at the famous Festival au Désert and wanted to simultaneously work with Malian anti-human-trafficking groups. He promised fans photos, field recordings or a book if they donated, and he raised more than $25,000.

If one looks at the top comments on his Kickstarter campaign site today, however, it's full of fans complaining that they have never received anything for their money. "I backed this as a gift to my boyfriend... good thing we're still dating since 2009!" one wrote. [LA Times]

Animal Collective recently put out a new album and are touring their way to Williamsburg Park.

'Centipede Hz' artwork

As mentioned, Animal Collective premiered the entirety of their new album, Centipede Hz, last night (8/19) on Animal Collective Radio. The album is now streaming there on-demand in advance of it's September 4 release date with song visuals created by Abby Portner.

The band also made a video for single for "Today's Supernatural," directed by frequent AC collaborator Danny Perez, which you can watch below, along with an interview with the band's electronics wrangler, Geologist (Brian Weitz).

As discussed, Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg ParkTickets for that show are still available.

Continue reading "stream Animal Collective's new album"

My Morning Jacket at MSG in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
My Morning Jacket

today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Sucker Punch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Doug Benson @ Gramercy Theatre
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Caged Animals @ Fulton Stall Market
* Young Mothers, Wake Island, Honey Wild @ Cake Shop
* UCB Presents the All Stars of Improv @ East River Park
* My Morning Jacket, Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park
* Gunfight, The Rotaries, The Hague, Family Photos @ Lulu's
* Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), US Girls, Zaimph @ Death By Audio
* Dan Neustadt plays Paul Simon's "Graceland" @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Heaven's Jail, The Shivers, Trash Gut, Jo Schornikov @ Glasslands
* Pressed And, It Is Rain In My Face, Cuddle Formation @ Cameo Gallery
* Anasazi, Infinite Void, The Waitress, Survival @ Brooklyn Fireproof East
* Darlings, La Otracina, Beach Arabs, Yellow Dogs, Lost Boy? @ Liz's Basement
* Pillow Theory, Brother Reverend, White Collar Crime, Ann Klein @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Yaks, Fletcher Johnson, Daytona, Grand Resort, Snake Dudes, Ice Balloons @ Rippers
* Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt @ Central Park Mainstage

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As mentioned, Animal Collective will premiere their new album, Centipede Hz, in tonight's episode of Animal Collective Radio which airs at 9 PM HERE.

White Lung have a new video for "Bag." Check it out below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit currently @ 92YTribeca (photos by Amanda Hatfield)
Heliotropes
Heliotropes
Heliotropes

today in NYC
* Llama @ Barbes
* Straylight @ The Stone
* Ulrich Ziegler @ Barbes
* Wanda Jackson @ Maxwell's
* Stanley Jordan Trio @ Iridium
* Q-Tip's #Offline @ Irving Plaza
* Sxip's Hour of Charm @ Joe's Pub
* Bushwalla, Todd Carey @ Glasslands
* Sleepies, Mr. Dream, EULA @ Dead Herring
* Pop Your Funk w/ DJ Mickey Perez @ Zebulon
* Tropical Ooze, Old Monk, Pre War @ Cake Shop
* Lacrymosa, Shenandoah & the Night @ Joes' Pub
* Widowspeak (DJ set) @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Celebration, Mike Wexler, Hiro Kone @ Union Pool
* Jane's Addiction, Die Antwoord @ Williamsburg Park
* Cuddle Magic, You Won't, These Animals @ 92YTribeca
* Tan Vampires, The Yes Way, Viva Mayday @ The Rock Shop
* Black Bananas, Bosco Delrey, Wild Yaks @ Mercury Lounge
* Mewithoutyou, Kevin Devine, Buried Beds @ Bowery Ballroom
* Doll Fight, Laura Stevenson, Wojcik, Leda @ Death By Audio
* Imperial Teen, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves @ Knitting Factory
* Bosco Delrey, Zambri, Prince Rama, Javelin @ The Dumbo Arch
* The Barrens, Invisible Days, End And, Generator Ohm @ 929 XPO
* Baby Acid, Mannequin Pussy, Sharkmuffin, French Miami @ Muchmore's
* Hot Sugar, Lotide, Raja, Jim-E Stack, PT & Cambo (The Kort) @ Spike Hill
* Ancient Sky, Gross Relations, Bad Credit No Credit @ Cameo Gallery
* Enfants Terribles: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock & Joey Baron @ Blue Note
* Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, Tim Rovinelli and Evidence @ The Stone
* Futurist, Cobalt and The Hired Guns, BAM, Xylofaux @ The Bowery Electric
* Maxmillion Dunbar, Hieroglyphic Being, Antennes, SFV Acid @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Birthmark, Phone Home, Big Black Delta, Late Guest at the Party, Leaves of Green @ Pianos
* JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, Mingo Fishtrap @ Brooklyn Bowl

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!

If you're looking for something to do this afternoon, Bosco Delrey, Zambri, Prince Rama, and Javelin are playing a free show under the DUMBO archway. There will be Smorgasburg food vendors and other fun stuff and festivities start at 2PM with bands starting around 3:30 PM. If you can't make it, they're streaming the show live here.

Tonight, Celebration play their old haunt Union Pool with Mike Wexler and Hiro Kone. Singer Katrina Ford is an instense, magnetic frontpersons and their live show is always something else.

Speaking of something else, the Film Society at Lincoln Center is showing 1980's indescribable cult flick The Apple tonight as part of their Midnight Movie series. If you've never experienced this phantasmagoric musical, maybe it's time to give way to BIM. Tickets are still available. Trailer for this masterwork is below.

Speaking of movies, don't forget we're showing one for free this Monday.

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Animal Collective made a video for their song, "Today's Supernatural," the single off of their upcoming album, Centipede Hz, which will stream in full on this Sunday's Animal Collective Radio show. Check out the video below.

Beth Orton, who will have a new album and NYC shows in October, played The Late Show with David Letterman earlier in the week. Watch her performance of "Magpie" below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's Going on Friday?"

The Very Best at Supreme Trading in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Very Best

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Nude Beach @ Other Music
* Mike Birbiglia @ UCB East
* Cowboy Indian Bear @ 929 XPO
* White Denim, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Phantom Power, Max Alper @ Glasslands
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler @ Littlefield
* Sinkane, St. Claire, Cooper Formant @ Zebulon
* Deep Space presents Brendon Moeller @ Cielo
* Cowl, Ghost Cat, World's Strongest Man @ Cake Shop
* Krystal Klear, Thefft, MessKid, Braille @ Tammany Hall
* Ledisi and Joe @ MLK Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field
* Entertaining The Bartender with Jena Friedman @ Ace Hotel
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* The Very Best, Seye, Sinkane, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, Ill Skillz @ Gramercy Theatre
* C. Spencer Yeh, Grasshopper, Tiger Hatchery, Joey Molinaro, George DeMoura @ Big Snow

"The Muppets" screens on the beach in Coney Island.

Sinkane (of Yeasayer), who opened for Ava Luna over the weekend, opens for The Very Best at Irving Plaza tonight AND continues his residency at Zebulon.

Speaking of Yeasayer, after they held a scavenger hunt album stream, their new album, Fragrant World, is now available to stream in full on NPR.

Kurt and Kristen reunited for a special edition of "Hot Tub" at the Outside Lands Festival in California over the weekend. Kurt will be back soon and continue the Monday night comedy show at Littlefield without Kristen (who moved to LA), but meanwhile "Hot Tub" happens tonight with guest host Jared Logan and guests Barry Rothbart, JC Coccoli, RG Daniels, and Wyatt Cenac (who recently opened for Yo La Tengo and M. Ward at Celebrate Brooklyn).

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DIIV and Wild Nothing opened for Grimes at River Rocks on Pier 84 last week. Check out videos of both openers from that show below.

The third episode of Animal Collective Radio aired last night at 9 PM and will be streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM. Last night's episode was curated by Avey Tare and features guest mixes by Atlas Sound and others. During the show, Avey revealed three new solo tracks and announced that they'll be streaming the new AnCo album, Centipede Hz, on next week's episode. Listen to Animal Collective Radio HERE.

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The xx at Terminal 5 last week (more by Toby Tenebaum)
The xx

Alt-J at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Alt-J

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Spanglish Fly @ Barbes
* Ryan Raftery @ Joe's Pub
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
* Golden Animals @ Manhattan Inn
* The Zombies @ Highline Ballroom
* Sidi Toure @ Marcus Garvey Park
* Alt-J, Illumntr @ Mercury Lounge
* Raphael McGregor Quartet @ Barbes
* The xx @ Snug Harbor Cutural Center
* Surfing, Milk Dick, Hippy @ Cake Shop
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Jim Campilongo, Adam Levy @ Living Room
* Sinkane, Rakete, DJ Ryan Rasheed @ Zebulon
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Bowery Ballroom
* CCB Reggae All-Stars @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Yosh, Bezoar, Spirit of a Slain Eagle @ Lit Lounge
* Hot Tub w/ guest host Chris Gethard @ Littlefield
* Allison Weiss, Mal Blum, Mitten, XNY @ Public Assembly
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Have Nots @ Webster Hall
* Delay, Nude Beach, Hop Along, These Days @ Death By Audio
* Night Beats, K Holes, Mmoss, Josh Iden (DJ set) @ Knitting Factory
* The Slaughter Survivors Tour 2012 @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Tashaki Miyaki, Dirty Fences, Dirty Dishes, Sky Picnic @ Glasslands
* Fang, Eat The Turnbuckle, The Dead Tricks, The Sharp Lads @ Bowery Electric
* Heads of State featuring Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph @ Wingate Field
* The Canon Logic, Hungry March Band, Brute Force & Daughter of Force @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, The Milk Carton Kids @ Central Park Summerstage

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The xx, who just played Terminal 5 last week, play their second of four NYC shows tonight in Staten Island.

Alt-J play their first of two sold out NYC shows this week tonight. The band will return to NYC as part of a full tour in September.

The Zombies play their second of two Highline Ballroom shows tonight.

Lucinda Williams plays her first of four NYC shows tonight.

Animal Collective Radio, the weekly show curated by a different member of the band each week and began last week when Panda Bear premiered AnCo's new single, aired its second episode last night curated by Deakin and with a guest DJ set from Pantha du Prince. Last night's episode is streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM HERE.

Antony and the Johnsons have a new NABIL-directed video for "Cut the World" off their new live album of the same name. Check it out below.

Jack White was in Chicago over the weekend for Lollapalooza. Check out his setlist from the festival HERE>. While he was there, he also played a surprise show at Reckless Records, where the Third Man Rolling Record store was parked outside. If you haven't yet, check out pics of Lollapalooza day 1 HERE and day 2 HERE. Pics of day 3 are coming soon.

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Animal Collective

Animal Collective revealed the first and super distorted lead single for their new album, Centipede Hz. It's called "Today's Supernatural" and you can stream it below. The track was premiered last night on Animal Collective Radio, a new weekly online radio show, which airs every Sunday at 9PM EST, presented by Domino and Creators Project. Each show is hosted by a different member of Animal Collective. Last night it was hosted by Panda Bear, and in addition to the premiere of the new single, his show featured guest DJ sets by Black Dice, Sublime Frequenices, and Haunted Graffiti. If you missed last night's show, it will be streaming on loop for the 24 hours following its airing.

As mentioned, Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets for that show are still available.

Stream "Today's Supernatural" below...

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Micachu & the Shapes at Terminal 5 in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Micachu and the Shapes

Micachu & the Shapes' second studio album, Never, was released this week, loaded with tight angled rhythms, calamatous percussion and highly effected vocals. Devo and The Residents seem to be big influences this time out and the record also features an appearance by Wesley of Let's Wrestle on the song "Nothing." The band made a video for every song on the album and you can watch them all below -- they're definitely of a piece. You can also stream the album via Spotify.

Micachu, who opened for tUnE-yArDs last month and played a headlining set at Glasslands, will be back in North America in September to open for Animal Collective on their tour which hits NYC October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to that show are still available. After that, Micachu & the Shapes will play a headlining show October 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. No support has been announced yet but tickets are on sale now.

Micachu & the Shapes were supposed to DJ Warm Up at MoMA PS1 this Saturday (7/28), but they've since dropped off and have been replaced by Sinkane. The rest of the lineup includes Slava, MJ Cole, DJ Spoko, and Van Rivers. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.

A list of all Micachu & the Shapes dates and those videos below...

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Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

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