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photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG


I will never again underestimate a Norwegian psychedelic/punk/shoegaze band. The quintet's jackhammer volume was enough to drown out even the odious gaggle of industry back-slappers talking next to the stage...

Headbanded singer Emil Nikolaisen offset his Liam Gallagher sneer with a gleefully destructive sense of showmanship. Midway through a glorious finale built upon a single riff that could have gone on for an hour without exhausting itself, Nikolaisen freaked out, nearly destroying his guitar while he assaulted a monitor with such enthusiasm that the crowd jumped back from the stage...

This was perhaps not the best prelude to Wovenhand's sombre mysticism. David Eugene Edwards is a mesmerizing presence with a granite-carved voice. But whether it was the lingering effect of his tourmates' liberation or a set list that -- at least based on the first 40 minutes -- was far more tension than release, the performance was more claustrophobic and less freeing than his appearance at La Sala Rossa during last year's Pop. -[Montreal Gazette]

The Serena Maneesh/Wovenhand train made it's way to NYC with a stop at Knitting Factory on Monday (10/4) after a tour that included an appearance at Pop Montreal (which is where the above review is from).

The trek is ongoing, closing in New Mexico next weekend. Following that Wovenhand will embark on a European tour of their own in late November that will stretch until middle December, before David Eugene Edwards takes his band back across the pond to play Roadburn 2011, joining an already jaw-dropping lineup of Circle (!!!) and Pharaoh Overlord, Winterfylleth, "heavy 70s legends" Incredible Hog, Year of No Light, Pentagram (now with 100% more Victor Griffin), Soilent Green, Alcest, In Solitude, Ghost, Blood Ceremony, sunn O))), Place of Skulls, and oh, did I mention? Swans.

More pictures from Knitting Factory, where they played with Apse and K-X-P, are below.

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Rachel Fannan
Rachel Fannan

* Birds Fled From Me (Rachel Fannan of Sleepy Sun) @ Knitting Factory
* Text of Light (Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht & Uli Krieger) @ Le Poisson Rouge

FRIDAY (9/3)
* BEAK> @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Greenhornes @ Mercury Lounge

* Mudhoney @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Greenhornes @ Maxwell's

MONDAY (9/6)
* Apse @ Trash Bar
* Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Wooden Shjips @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sleepy Sun & Sian Alice Group @ Knitting Factory

* Shellac @ The Bell House
* The Black Angels @ ?????????
* Altar (Sunn O))) and Boris) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

* Apse @ the Rock Shop
* Fucked Up @ Maxwell's
* Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

The Books are playing ATP, but won't be back in NYC for a little while. Comedian Hanibal Buress performs at Knitting Factory every Sunday night (but not this Sunday). Avi Buffalo and Dungen also have future dates coming up, and probably some others on the lineup do too, but that covers all the ones playing any time soon.

ATP NY full lineup & set times HERE.

Apse's video for "All Mine", and all of their dates, below...

Continue reading "ATP NY bands playing NYC (Apse & Rachel Fannan included)"

by BBG

Kurt Vile at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Lori Baily)
Kurt Vile

It's almost final and official, ATP New York is ruling. The best Hudson Valley festival to ever be held in a 1960s time capsule has announced the "final additions" including two comedians chosen by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav (more to come... that's all "so far"), as well as a few new and interesting additions to the Jim Jarmusch curated date. Behold:

Continue reading "ATP NY announces (almost) complete lineup (GZA, Kurt Vile..)"


"Like last year, everything will be taking place in Williamsburg and Greenpoint because walking long distances is a drag when there are bands to see and beer to drink, we mean seriously. Us here at The L Magazine will be booking a share of shows on our own, but, for a large chunk of the festival, we've once again handed over curatorial control to some of the most tasteful, talented and dedicated folks in New York's independent music scene -- record labels, bloggers, promoters and more -- allowing them to showcase the bands they think you need to hear. The Williamsburg Gallery Association is again on board to highlight special exhibitions and other events at over 25 art galleries in the neighborhood. And to celebrate Northside's second year, we've invited a few of the city's biggest aficionados of independent film to curate four nights of New York-made movies at Brooklyn's new, as-yet-unopened film house-music club-restaurant-bar, indieScreen."
That message from L Magazine refers to the second annual Northside Festival, taking place in Brooklyn from June 24th through the 27th.

Music, art and movies will be happening at "30+ venues" and "dozens of galleries" over the course of four days in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Like SXSW & CMJ, you can buy tickets to individual events, or you can get a badge which gets you in to everything that isn't already at badge-capacity. $50 badges are now on sale to those 21 and over. If you buy a badge, "Arrive to venues early - badgeholders are admitted on a first-come, first-served, one-out, one-in basis."

If you buy a badge you can take your chances at getting into one of the four Northside shows happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg (BrooklynVegan showcase included), Fiery Furnaces at Brooklyn Bowl, and WAVVES & Cloud Nothings at Knitting Factory. TONS more shows TBA, but the initial list of bands that will be playing has been announced (I'm especially excited to see The Wave Pictures, Fucked Up, Liars, Parenthetical Girls and Les Savy Fav on there in addition to what we've previously talked about) (and yes Titus Andronicus is on there). Check it out below...

Continue reading "2010 Northside Festival - tickets & intial lineup (includes Liars, Fucked Up, Les Savy Fav, Polvo & many more)"

Boris @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)

There aren't many music news items that get me excited as ATP lineup additions. This one is no different. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Torotoise, Bardo Pond, Beak> featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Sleepy Sun, Avi Buffalo, Sunn O)) & Boris performing material from their collaborative album Altar, Dungen, and White Hills have all been added to the already-stellar bill of the 2010 festival at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, NY (Sept 3-5). All confirmed artists and more details below...

Continue reading "ATP NY expands 2010 lineup - Hope Sandoval, SUNN O)) & Boris, Tortoise, BEAK> (Geoff Barrow of Portishead) & more!"

Surfer Blood @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2009 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Surfer Blood

tonight in NYC
* DRI @ Crazy Donkey
* Jerry Lee Lewis @ BB King's
* FIXED w/ Beni @ Public Assembly
* Glenn Branca @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Sway Machinery, Djarara @ Littlefield
* The English Beat, Fishbone @ Irving Plaza
* Val Emmich, KaiserCartel, Cooper @ Maxwell's
* Jonathan Kane's February @ Issue Project Room
* pow wow!, Mama Bear, Jared Friedman @ Fort Useless
* The Sadies, People of the North, Zeus @ Mercury Lounge
* Ra Ra Rasputin, Hundred In The Hands, Esque @ Glasslands
* Future Rock, Junior Boys (DJ), FIGO (DJ) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Radical Dads, Pursesnatchers, The New Colossus @ Bell House
* Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Helado Negro, Hospitality @ Bruar Falls
* Emanuel And The Fear, Hank & Cupcakes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Nouvellas, The Sights, The Hard Lessons, The Anabolics @ Cake Shop
* Bridge & Tunnel, Your Skull My Closet, Wallcreeper, MeYouUsThem @ Glasslands
* Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, Beach Fossils, Grooms, Morning Benders @MarketHotel
* Killing Time, Ensign, Vision, Reign Supreme, Incendiary, Suburban Scum @ the Knit
* Teengirl Fantasy, Wish For Infinity Orchards, Shams, Keepaway, Blondes (DJ) @ Death By Audio
* Winter Warm-up w/ Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends (Kristen Schaal, Michael Showalter) @ Bell House

The Sway Machinery's Third Annual Purim Bash featuring special guests Djarara is at Littlefield.

Apse cancelled their appearance at Pianos tonight due to snow.

A lot of tickets went on sale yesterday.

A video from last night's Agnostic Front show at The Bell House, below...

A video of Thom Yorke performing "True Love Waits" below...

What else?

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All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday 3rd September - Sunday 5th September. We are very excited to announce that legendary film-maker Jim Jarmusch, well known for his fantastic collaborations and documentaries with musicians will be the guest curator on Sunday 5th.
Jim as curator is not completely surprising since he took part in the 2009 fest as well. Bigger posters, more info on the 2010 fest, and the updated lineup is below!...

Continue reading "Jim Jarmusch to curate ATP NY - updated lineup w/ Sonic Youth, EITS, Breeders, Brian Jonestown, F'd Up, Raekwon"

by Black Bubblegum

Flower Traveling Band @ 2nd World Rock Festival 1974
Flower Band

OK. I literally almost fell out of my chair when I saw this one..... the Knitting Factory NYC booked two nights of the legendary Japanese Psych/Doom/Alloftheabove prog rock of Flower Travelling Band! Their first two US dates EVER. 40 years later. Here's what allmusic had to say about Flower Travellin' Band and their classic LP Satori:

Flower Travelling Band was Japan's answer to Led Zeppelin meeting Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath at the Ash Ra Temple. Simply put, they played grand, spacey, tripped-out hard rock with a riffy base that was only two steps removed from the blues, but their manner of interpreting those steps came from an acid trip... From power chords to Eastern-tinged, North African, six-string freakouts, to crashing tom toms, to basses blasting into the red zone, Satori is a... new sonic universe constructed from cast-off elements of the popular culture of the LSD generation. Forget everything you know about hard rock from the 1970s until you've put this one through your headphones. It's monolithic, expansive, flipped to wig city, and full of a beach blanket bong-out muscularity. In other words, this is a "real" classic and worth any price you happen to pay for it.
Thats an endorsement. Grails have covered Flower Travellin' Band's "Satori" on their Interpretations EP, and will join Silver Apples, Arbouretum, Dinowalrus, Nudge, and others to open the first night (Nov 22nd) of the three floor event entitled "Third Annual Halleluwah Festival of Enthused Arts" at Knitting Factory. The next night, Nov 23rd, look for Hard Bop, Apse, Talk Normal, Nancy Garcia (of Monotract), and others to kick things off.

Tickets are on sale: November 22, November 23.

Flower Travellin' Band reunited in January of this year, playing a handful of shows in Japan, including the Fuji Rock Festival. The band dropped the NEW album We Are Here on Sept 17th via Pony Canyon Records. Featuring eight new tracks, you can stream three of them here.

Flower Travellin' Band was recently profiled in Julian Cope's Japrocksampler, where Cope named their classic LP Satori as his favorite "Japrock" record ever.

Union Pool plays host to Grails on November 21st with recently added guests Psychic Ills.

Apse recently played ATP NY and have another NYC show scheduled at Death By Audio on November 21st.

All tour dates, the festival flyer and a bunch of videos below...

Continue reading "Flower Travelin' Band playing 2-day Halleluwah Festival in NYC (first US show ever) (w/ Grails, Apse, more...)"

DOWNLOAD: Apse - "Shade Of The Moor" (MP3)

photos by Zach Dilgard


Tonight (9/22) is the previously announced Apse show at Cake Shop in NYC. Lissy Trullie and Jean on Jean are also on the FrictionNYC-presented bill. As you know, Apse also just played the ATP festival over the weekend. More pictures from their set there below...

Continue reading "Apse - more ATP photos, Cake Shop Monday night"

photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum



British experimentalist Alexander Tucker kicked off ATP day two (9/20) with looping pedals and acoustic instruments (cello, guitar). A very interesting artist to start my day with and worth further investigation.

Next came ATP's own Apse and their triple guitar attack. They had some truly soaring moments.

Growing and their effects-laden noise drones sounded great on stage two, though sometimes I find it hard to watch a knob-twiddling live show.

Probably my biggest surprise of the day was The Drones who were urgent, angular, and punky. I was familiar with some of their work through a certain Vegan pal of mine. I will be familiar with more and won't miss them next time they make it to NYC (Philly, Richmond & DC have the chance over the next three days).

The Drones
The Drones

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Continue reading "ATP NY day 2 - Om, Drones, Apse, Low, Lightning Bolt, more"

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...

Continue reading "APSE - MP3, video, a new release & some shows (ATP, NYC)"

Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond

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.

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.

The day by day lineup is now:

Continue reading "more bands added to ATP New York (Bardo Pond)"