Entries tagged with: Arthur Beatrice
Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 2012 (more by Dylan Johnson)
SXSW 2014, which does down from March 7-16 across multiple Austin venues, already announced one round of artists, and they've just now revealed the second lineup announcement. It includes Syd Arthur, The Baseball Project, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, Blouse, Circuit des Yeux, Diarrhea Planet, Kevin Drew, Dune Rats, EMA, Esben and the Witch, Fielded, Future Islands, Jenny Hval, James Iha, Kayo Dot, Love Inks, Mirah, Gary Numan, Peelander-Z, Potty Mouth, Public Service Broadcasting, Rockie Fresh, Saintseneca, Skream, Slothrust, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Tashaki Miyaki, Timber Timbre, Torres, Tourist, Truckfighters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wye Oak, French band La Femme (who are planning a two month North American tour around it) and many more.
Badges are still available. Full lineup announcement below...
London art pop quartet Arthur Beatrice, who we profiled in 2012, have announced that they'll play their first US shows in 2014 leading up to their appearance at SXSW. Those shows include a stop in NYC at Rough Trade NYC on March 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.
Arthur Beatrice put out the Carter EP this past July, and more recently returned with a new single, "Grand Union," which will appear on their debut album, Working Out, due out February 3 via OAR./Polydor Records. The band also have an upcoming film series of them performing the album in full at The White Building in London. You can check out a video of them playing "Grand Union" at The White Building, along with the song's music video, LP tracklist, a stream of the Carter EP, and list of tour dates, below...
DIIV @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
As you may know, record store/cafe/venue Rough Trade NYC is set to open November 25 in Williamsburg. The venue part is 21+ and will be a mix of free and ticketed, evening and daytime. The initial schedule of ticketed, evening shows has just been released and looks like this:
12/2 - Jagwar Ma ($15)Tickets to all these Rough Trade NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon.
12/3 - We Are Scientists ($17)
12/4 - Ida Maria ($10)
12/7 - DIIV, Black Marble, Butter the Children ($15)
12/11 - Langhorne Slim ($10)
12/14 - JD Samson & MEN ($15)
12/31 - Shabazz Palaces ($25)
02/07 - Lanterns on the Lake ($10)
02/22 - Courtney Barnett ($10)
02/26 - In the Valley Below ($10)
03/03 - Arthur Beatrice ($12)
No announced shows for Rough Trade's opening week -- Thanksgiving Week, usually around the same time they publish their Albums of the Year list. Maybe they'll pull some big guns for that week? We shall see.
UPDATE: Charles Bradley and Phosphorescent are among the acts performing at Rough Trade NYC's first week. Updated concert schedule is below...
The Underachievers @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Somi @ Joe's Pub
* Harold Night @ UCB
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
* J. Cole @ iHeartRadio Theater
* The Bronx @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Future Islands, Zomes @ Death By Audio
* Dave Davies (of The Kinks) @ City Winery
* Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks) @ City Winery
* John Hopkins, SFV Acid, Octo Octa @ Glasslands
* Browns, Wrong Dots, Horrible Present @ Union Pool
* Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band @ Sullivan Hall
* Pam Finch, Melmann, Ashcan Orchestra @ Silent Barn
* Flobots, Wheelchair Sports Camp @ Santos Party House
* Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Quartet @ The Stone
* Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Red Hook Park
* Bottom Dollars, The Hollows, Austin Bats @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Oliver Manchon's Orchetre De Chambre Miniature @ Barbes
* Wet, Joywave, How Sad, Mikhael Paskalev, Vic & Gab @ Pianos
* Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Natalia Clavier @ S.O.B.'s
* The Love Ways, Automotive High School, Pre War @ Cameo Gallery
* Joe Randazzo, Larry Livermore, Jamie Lee, Brother JT @ UCB East
* Hooded Fang, Total Slacker, French Films, pow wow! @ Mercury Lounge
* Pokey LaFarge, Luke Winslow-King, Blind Boy Paxton @ Bowery Ballroom
Dave Davies, who sang lead on classic Kinks tracks "Death of a Clown" and "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," plays a free show today in the backyard of City Winery. It's the kickoff of the 2013 Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival.
The free shows in Red Hook Park begin tonight with a great double bill of NYC rap trio Flatbush Zombies and NYC rap duo The Underachievers. Show starts at 7 PM.
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Revitalized glam rockers Suede have a video for "Hit Me," one of the standout cuts from quite good new album, Bloodsports, and you can watch it below.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
by Andrew Sacher
Arthur Beatrice, aside from being the reversed name of Beatrice Arthur, is a four-piece from London with a knack for creating infectious art pop. Like other female-fronted art pop groups who have caught our ear lately (Austra, Zola Jesus), it's tempting to compare Arthur Beatrice to Kate Bush. But while Ms. Bush's influence on modern music continues to become a common thing, Arthur Beatrice have quickly proved their ability to put a refreshing spin on the sound. Their single, "Midland," which was recently released on their own Open Assembly label, kicks off a strong foregrounded vocal melody backed by relatively tame arrangements, before escalating into a chorus of Florence and the Machine-like pop grandeur without the excess. Check out the video for "Midland" below and a remix of the track by Bwana here. Also check out a live in-studio performance of the song, "What We Hoped To Achieve," here, which rotates between dark, slow verses and upbeat disco-rock.
Arthur Beatrice's only dates scheduled at the moment are overseas, but hopefully we'll be seeing them in North America soon. All European dates are listed with the video below.