Entries tagged with: Astronautalis
El-P, Aesop Rock, Flying Lotus & more honor the late artist
Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly, was recently diagnosed with cancer and now he has sadly passed away. A post on his Facebook by frequent collaborator Tom Bowker reads:
Clarence Reid, the genius known both by his given name and as Blowfly, the Master of Class, passed peacefully today, January 17th, in his hospice room.Clarence wrote and produced records for various artists, including Sam & Dave, KC & the Sunshine Band and Betty Wright, and as Blowfly he was "the first dirty rapper." He's also dabbled in disco, punk, and more. Rest in peace, Clarence. You'll be missed.
His sister Virginia and I thank you for all the love you have shown this week. We also thank you for supporting Clarence's 50 + year music career - especially these last few years. We love you and will keep you informed on services and tribute performances in Clarence's honor.
Nothing But Love,
Another recent Facebook post from Tom Bowker mentions that Blowfly will follow Back in the Sack with one final album, 77 Rusty Trombones, due in February. Tom calls it "easily his best album since the early 80s, and a fitting epitaph for one of the great performers of all time."
A few artists, including El-P, Flying Lotus and Aesop Rock, have posted tributes to Blowfly on Twitter. See those, and listen to "Rapp Dirty" and watch his interview with Nardwuar, below...
We recently mentioned that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon formed yet another band, Jason Feathers, with his Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey and rapper Astronautalis. (Though apparently they're all using mysterious psuedonyms.) Their debut album, De Oro, comes out digitally next week (8/19) via Totally Gross National Product, but you can now stream it in full at Pitchfork.
De Oro trailer below...
Volcano Choir at Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts)
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, The Shouting Matches, Gayngs, and a prominent collaborator of Kanye West, Anais Mitchell, The Rosebuds and plenty more now has yet another project. He's working with fellow Bon Iver member S. Carey and rapper Astronautalis (a frequent collaborator of Gayngs member P.O.S.) on a new band called Jason Feathers. The band recently posted a teaser video of their music which you can check out below.
Justin's only upcoming date at the moment is Volcano Choir's set at Boston Calling in September, but both S. Carey and Astronautalis have tours that hit NYC.
As discussed, S. Carey will be here when his co-headlining tour with Califone hits Le Poisson Rouge on September 7 with Doe Paoro (tickets), and again to open for Owen at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 9 (tickets) and then to open for American Football at Webster Hall on October 10 (sold out).
Astronautalis is going on a September tour with Sarah Jaffe and Transit which hits NYC on 9/13 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the Jason Feathers video, below.
Astronautalis, Sarah Jaffe and Transit are playing Mercury Lounge on September 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Friday (7/11) at noon.
Angus & Julia Stone are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 27 and Bowery Ballroom on October 28. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Friday (7/11) at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Need an excuse for a vacation to Colorado? (the state that recently legalized marijuana). Denver's Underground Music Showcase festival happens this year from July 24-27 with a lineup of Real Estate, Blonde Redhead, People Under the Stairs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Baths, The Men, Gems, Residual Kid, Woodsman, Confluence, Equals, TV Girl and many more, plus still more TBA. The shows happen across over 20 Colorado venues. Passes are on sale now.
Full lineup (as it currently stands) below...
Why? at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Sept 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Clearly the recent stint of dates (pics from MHoW) was not enough to sate the touring appetites of Anticon crew Why? who will embark upon another set of US dates in the new year. These shows, which kick off in Ohio and include appearances from Dream Tiger, Sarah Winters, Astronautalis and Baths along the way, are headed towards SXSW 2013 in Austin. The tour stops in NYC as well, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/13 with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger in tow. Tickets go on sale at 4PM today (11/30).
All tour dates are listed below, along with a few recent videos.
by Bill Pearis
After busting up the gang in 2000, snarky mid-'90s piano trio Ben Folds Five reunited this year with a new album on the way and a tour, which they're on now. The tour stops at Central Park Summerstage tonight (9/14), their first NYC show in 12 years. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. BFF will also return to the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on October 9 with Kate Miller Heidke (tickets) and a couple days later they will play opening night of New York Comic Con on October 11. Tckets for that are still available too.
Ben Folds Five, best known for their ballad "Brick" back when people still held up lighters at shows (1997), have a new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, which is their first since 1999 and is out next week (9/18). The record was funded via Pledgemusic and is a little mellower than the bouncy, fuzzy pop of their Clinton-era singles like "Underground" and "The Battle of Who Could Care Less" but his sense of humor seems intact. You can listen to tracks at SPIN, TeamCoco and Rolling Stone.
Ben Folds Five are also playing Florida's Deluna Fest which happens September 21 - 23 in Pensacola Beach, FL and also features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bob Mould doing Copper Blue, Diplo, Florence & the Machine, Band of Horses, and many more. Tickets for Deluna Fest are still available and full line-up is below.
A list of all Ben Folds Five dates, a few classic clips and that Deluna Fest lineup are below...
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
Remix gurus The Hood Internet will release their new album, FEAT, on September 18. This will be the band's first album of completely original material, free of samples. To fill sample void, the Chicago duo brought in a bevvy of guest stars for the album, including AC Newman, Class Actress, the Rosebuds, Hooray for Earth, Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart, Cadence Weapon, Zambri, and more. Tracklist with all the guest performers is below.
Before the album comes out, The Hood Internet are going on a tour which includes a stop in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on August 11. No on sale date has been announced yet. All tour dates are listed below along with a video teaser for FEAT and a stream of the duo's latest mixtape.
DOWNLOAD: Chain & The Gang - "Why Not" (MP3)
Calvin Johnson (photo by Sarah Lee)
For those of you looking for a little adventure on a Thursday night, you're in luck:
K Records founder Calvin Johnson and indie rapper Astronautalis will join in baritone-voiced harmony in Montauk on February 10. This is a once-ever opportunity to watch Calvin and Astronautalis perform individually and collaboratively against the backdrop of sunset in Montauk.The Montauk date kicks off a round of Calvin Johnson tour dates that continue with a Brooklyn show at Dead Herring the next day (141 S 5th St #1E between Bedford Ave & Driggs Ave) with Chain & the Gang (with Ian Svenonius), Girls in Trouble, and E-Prhyme. His full slate of Northeast/Midwest dates are below.
Tickets for a round-trip bus ride from Brooklyn to Montauk are only $30, only 40 are available.
Calvin Johnson doesn't currently have any new musical wares (outside of K releases in general), but his K Records brethren Chain & The Gang do, as they just released their new LP, Music's Not For Everyone. The LP features the new track "Why Not" available for download above/stream below. Order a copy at K Records, and check out the song stream, art/tracklisting, and all Calvin Johnson dates below.
August 25th, 2009 (Austin, TX) - Transmission Entertainment is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest, taking place on November 7th and 8th at Waterloo Park in Austin. Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Friday evening in 2006, offering a unique approach to festival booking, filling stages with talent bubbling from the underground: what sounded great, and what was making an impact, regardless of what mainstream media said was cool. What started out as a show for a few touring acts and local favorites has become a movement -- a festival that fans and bands alike realize needs to be experienced year after year.Greatest. Festival. Ever...
Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has made a significant impact on the country's winter calendar, successfully combining the vast worlds of indie, punk, rap, electronica and comedy while showcasing some of the city's most unique local businesses.