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Outside Lands

Outside Lands Festival returns to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 8 - 10. This year's lineup was just announced and includes Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Haim, Lykke Li, and more.

Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM PDT. Full lineup below...

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Lolla

Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

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Big Guava

Florida gets a new festival this year with the inaugural Big Guava Music Festival which goes down from May 2-4 across four stages in Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds and Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater. They're promising thrill rides and craft beers in addition to the music lineup which is another one for Outkast, plus Vampire Weekend, Haim, Girl Talk, Tegan and Sara, Violent Femmes, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Jacuzzi Boys and more.

Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/18) at 10 AM. Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Big Guava Festival 2014 lineup (Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Violent Femmes, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, more)"

Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
Kylesa

As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.

Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...

Continue reading "Savannah Stopover reveals full 2014 lineup (Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Nothing & more)"

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Tickets for the Kanye West shows at Prudential Center, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, and Nassau Coliseum go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara and others at the Amnesty International Human Rights Concert at Barclays Center go on Internet presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the BV-presented La Femme show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Allman Brothers shows at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Ex Hex show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Black Lips show at Webster Hall with Natural Child go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Wild Beasts show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the second Marked Men show at Saint Vitus with Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital and Worriers go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Full of Hell and Mutilation Rites show at Acheron go on sale today at noon. Tickets to Full of Hell's Saint Vitus show with Despise You are still available.

Tinariwen already announced a tour that brings them to Brooklyn Bowl in March, and they've since added another NYC show happening sooner at Rough Trade on February 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Om show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Sword and Big Business show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chromeo show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Timber Timbre show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solids show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Dead Meadow show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets to the Nada Surf show at The Bell House are on sale now.

Tickets for the Future Islands show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Drive-By Truckers and Blitzen Trapper show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added Josh RItter and Gregory Alan Isakov show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bombay Bicycle Club show at Webster Hall with Royal Canoe go on sale today at noon.

Bear Hands and Miniature Tigers are playing Rough Trade on February 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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Ex Hex at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

Like last year, right before SXSW brings a ton of bands to Austin for about a week, many of the same bands will stop in Savannah, Georgia for Savannah Stopover, which goes down across various venues from March 6-8. The initial lineup includes Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Tweens, Ski Lodge, Ex Hex, Big Ups, Caitlin Rose, Pile, Bleeding Rainbow and more. Early bird 3-day passes are on sale now.

Initial lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Weekend, Public Service Broadcasting & more playing Savannah Stopover 2014 before SXSW"

BNB

Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be back for a third year of weekend shopping, eating and live music. They're in a new space -- 165 Banker in Greenpoint -- that's permanent and will now not just be the holidays. Starting in November it will happen every Friday and Saturday night. The initial announced music line-up is this:

11/1 Spank Rock, Dope Body
11/2 Frankie Rose
11/15 Tragedy (BeeGees tribute) / Guns n' Hoses
11/16 Slow Knights
11/22 Bear Hands
11/23 Kitty Pryde
12/13 Small Black
12/27 Psychic TV
12/28 Psychic TV
You read that right, two nights of Psychic TV (!!!) just before New Year's. That's more like a Night Bizarre. Like last year, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is free and open to the public. There will also be ping pong and a 9-hole minigolf course.

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Free Tickets to see Glassjaw, Balance & Composure and World's Fair at the Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on "sale" today at noon.

Tickets to see Colin Meloy at Town Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene) at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Parquet Courts with The Beets, Yuppies, and Future Punx at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Julia Holter at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon, with general on-sale starting Friday (8/02) at noon.

Tickets to see Anna Calvi at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets see Holy Ghost! at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Jonathan Richman shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Orb at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Yoko Ono at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Nude Beach at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Twin Peaks at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the of Montreal shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Foxygen shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Black Lips shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Blitzen Trapper at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Deer Tick at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sinead O'Connor at City Winery go on sale today.

Bear Hands and Fort Lean are playing Mercury Lounge on September 24. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/02) at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Guitar Wolf saving us from alien zombies in 'Wild Zero'
Guitar Wolf

Japan's greatest "JET" rock n' roll band, Guitar Wolf are one of the new additions to Goner Fest, and while they're over here in North America, they'll be kicking off a tour with The Coathangers right after their slot at Goner Fest. That tour brings both bands to NYC for a show on September 29 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, The Coathangers will play NYC even sooner at the previously discussed Blackout Summer '13 happening on August 23 at The Paper Box with Pity Sex, The Death Set, and Dead//Beat. Since we last spoke, Your Skull My Closet have dropped off that show, and were replaced by Bear Hands and noise rockers EULA. Tickets for Blackout Summer are still available.

All dates are listed below...

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Bunbury

Cincinnati, OH festival Bunbury Music Festival is returning for its second year from July 12 - 14, 2013. The lineup was just announced and it includes MGMT (who were also just announced for Firefly Music Festival), The National (who were also just announced for Bonnaroo and have a huge Brooklyn show coming up), Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo (who just announced a tour together, which includes a Prospect Park show), Camera Obscura, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Savoir Adore, Bear Hands, Oberhofer, We Are Scientists, Chairlift, Cake, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Devotchka, Those Darlins, Buffalo Killers, Sky Ferreira, and more.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Cincinnati festival Bunbury Music Festival 2013 lineup & tix (MGMT, The National, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo & more)"

Flatbush Zombies at Santos - 10/17/12 (via Frankie Castillo)
Flatbush Zombies

Flatbush Zombies packed Santos last night for the Noisey showcase with Children of the Night, The Underachievers, Bodega Bamz, and more. The show was a mad house and the line to get in was wrapped around the block. If you were there, how was it?

Since that show happened, the hip hop crew have been revealed as the special guest at tonight's MTV showcase at The Studio at Webster Hall (10/18) with Big K.R.IT., Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Le1f, and Killer Mike. Doors are 5:30 for what is sure to be a great show and tickets are still available. You can also try to get in with your CMJ badge. Set times are below.

For Killer Mike, this is an early show that he tacked on before he heads to Irving Plaza where his tour with GZA (performing Liquid Swords), Sweet Valley (Nathan of Wavves' beat project), and Bear Hands hits tonight. Since we last posted about it, that show's lineup has been expanded to include Haleek Maul (who also played the Santos show with Flatbush Zombies last night) and The Color Film. Tickets for that show are still available, or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge, or try to win a pair from us. Contest details are below. The show starts at 7 PM.

The Studio show is the first of two shows for Big K.R.I.T. tonight, who also plays the Cinematic/Ecko/XXL showcase at SOB's later on with Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA, Fat Trel, and others.

Contest details for the Irving show and set times for the Studio show are below.

Continue reading "Flatbush Zombies played Santos, playing the Studio tonight; GZA & Killer Mike's Irving Plaza show is tonight (win tix!)"

CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"

DOWNLOAD: Sweet Valley - "Suzuka 9 Hours" (MP3)

GZA at MHOW in June (more by Ryan Barkan)
GZA

Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, who recently performed his album Liquid Swords in NYC, has just put together a pretty amazing tour. He's taking out underdog rapper of the year Killer Mike, Sweet Valley (aka the new beat project by main Wavves dude Nathan Williams and his brother Joel [aka Kynan]), and Bear Hands (who are currently on a tour with Fort Lean which hit NYC last week).

That tour kicks off in Buffalo this September and ends with a NYC show on October 18 at Irving Plaza, which is part of CMJ. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Livenation for updates. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Nathan and Joel Williams' Sweet Valley project, the tour will double as a support run for their debut beat tape, Stay Calm, which is due out on August 7 via Fool's Gold. You can stream two tracks from that release, "Malibu Games" and "Suzuka 9 Hours," below, the latter of which you can also download above. Nathan Williams will also be joining GZA on stage at the shows, and you may remember that it won't be the first time that Nathan and GZA unite.

A list of all dates and streams below...

Continue reading "Sweet Valley (aka Nathan from Wavves' new beat project) touring w/ GZA, Killer Mike & Bear Hands (dates & MP3)"

Fort Lean

Brooklyn indie pop outfit Fort Lean are heading out on a tour with Bear Hands next month. But before they do that, we're happy to announce that Fort Lean, along with Hume have been added to the BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15) as part of a lineup which already includes Caveman and Frankie Rose. Tickets for that show are still available or you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. We're also giving away a pair of tickets in this post. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Fort Lean's tour with Bear Hands kicks off in Brooklyn on July 20 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are available. It also includes a Hamden, CT show at July 22 at The Space with Surfer Blood, the day before Surfer Blood plays Maxwell's (7/23). Tickets for the Hamden show are on sale.

Fort Lean put out a single this past February for the track "Sunsick" b/w "The Precinct." You can stream those two tracks below or purchase a download of them at bandcamp. Those song streams, along with a list of all dates and contest details are below...

Continue reading "Fort Lean added to BV Northside Showcase, playing shows w/ Bear Hands & Surfer Blood (dates & streams)"

GoogaMooga

"The Festival will feature two stages of music per day, both located in the Nethermead Meadow. More artists to be announced. Performances start at noon and end at 8:30 pm on Saturday. Performances start at noon and end at 7:30 pm on Sunday." Announced music lineup for the two day Prospect Park food and music festival, below...

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We Were Promised Jetpacks at BV-CMJ (more by BBG)
We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks spent their Mischief Night (10/30) at Webster Hall in NYC. We invited the band's frontman Adam Thompson into a studio earlier that day to record a session for BrooklynVegan (stay tuned). He told us it was maybe the largest headlining show of their career so far. It was definitely their largest in NYC, and much larger than the show they played for us at Knitting Factory during CMJ. How was it?

Opening at Webster were Royal Bangs and Bear Hands who are still on tour with the Jetpacks. They're making their way towards Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest where WWPJP will play the fest while BH and RB will link up with Dom & Pujol for a FFF Nites set on 11/6.

Bear Hands return to NYC and headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/16 with guest Fort Lean. Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on Wed (11/2) and regular sale on Friday. Fort Lean will ALSO be at Le Poisson Rouge on 11/26 as part of the 2nd Annual Voidwell Homecoming Dance with Gordon Voidwell and his band, Emil and Friends, Emily Warren & The Betters and a DJ set from Aaron Pfenning (tickets).

All dates and WWPJ's new video for "Human Error", from their new LP In The Pit Of The Stomach, below...

Continue reading "We Were Promised Jetpacks played Webster Hall, Bear Hands add Brooklyn show (dates)"

photos by BBG

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Knitting Factory
We Were Promised Jetpacks

As you know, We Were Promised Jetpacks will HEADLINE Webster Hall on Sunday (10/30) with Bear Hands and Royal Bangs in tow as part of a string of US dates together. Tickets are still available. You can buy 'em or roll the dice and try to win a FREE pair. We're giving away one pair on the BrooklynVegan Facebook and another here. Details are below.

We Were Promised Jetpacks played our day party during CMJ one week ago today (10/20) and though we previously posted a full set of pictures from the day, a second set of pictures of WWPJ are here in this post. More of them with all dates and contest details below...

Continue reading "We Were Promised Jetpacks now on tour (win tix to Webster Hall!), played CMJ (more BV party pics)"

White Rabbits @ Escape to NY Fest (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
White Rabbits

Whoever books the now-annual Fashion's Night Out show at Rockefeller Center must really like Bear Hands. Like last year, Bear Hands will play the free 6-11pm gig on Thursday (9/8). This year they'll be opening for White Rabbits and share a bill with Lissy Trullie and DJ Keiichiro. Flyer below.

For White Rabbits it's one of only two upcoming shows they have scheduled, the other being Chicago's Cultivate Festival.

Bear Hands head out on tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks and Royal Bangs in October.

Continue reading "White Rabbits headline free FNO show @ Rockefeller Center w/ Bear Hands (dates)"

WWPJ at Governor's Island in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
WWPJ

We Were Promised Jetpacks are back with their second LP In the Pit of the Stomach which comes out October 4 via Fat Cat. The album was produced with Peter Katis (Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, The National). Lead track "Act on Impulse" is streaming and available for download on their website.

WWPJ will go on an international tour in September through November in support of the album. Royal Bangs and Bear Hands support the US dates. The tour comes through NYC on October 30 at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/15) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (7/13) at noon.

All tour dates and album art below...

Continue reading "We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album & tour w/ Royal Bangs & Bear Hands (dates)"

Bear Hands @ Stratosphere Sound, CMJ 2010 (more by Diana Wong)
Bear Hands

Head to Brooklyn Bowl today, Oscar Sunday (2/27), first for the free COLLECT-I-BOWL Record Show, and then for the next edition of "Local x Local" with a free show by Bear Hands.

Bear Hands also have a not-free show coming up at Knitting Factory on March 14th with Johnossi and Dinowalrus. They leave right afterwards for Austin where they'll play what the Cantora Records Showcase at the Victorian Room at the Driskill on 3/17 with Reptar, Computer Magic, Secret Music, Superhumanoids and Slam Donahue. They're probably playing other parties too, but they don't currently list them at their site.

photos by Lionel Bergeron

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

"[Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.] played a short set of about 8 songs, most of them from their released EP from this year. They have a new album coming out this spring and it's just in time since they only have "like 3 CDs left," as the lead singer said during the show. They played a new track and it's definitely darker than the previous release, maybe they're spending too much time being depressed and lonely on the road...

...Live, they are quite entertaining. They dress in Nascar race suits and look like they're headed to get some "tires to the face" at a local track. They have some great lighted decorations that add to their fun showmanship. You can see it in "Vocal Chords" below, and it by far was my favorite song of the night.

Of course there were some entertaining moments when they invited some buddies to share the stage. They're definitely having fun with being musicians. [notes by spark]"

More pictures, and a video of the mask part, of Friday night's show, below....

Continue reading "Bear Hands, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. & the Tony Castles played Bowery Ballroom (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADMAKE OUT - I Don't Want Anybody That Wants Me (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Reading Rainbow - Wasting Time (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Savoir Adore - Loveliest Creature (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dinowalrus - Phone Home from the Edge (MP3)

Make Out
Make Out

We are in full holiday swing so things are finally, thankfully slowing down. Nobody's really touring till the new year, making things easier for shopping, holiday parties, marathoning TV shows, whatever. So it'll be a short This Week in Indie, but not without things to see. This is New York after all.

The lead story this week was going to be ex-Beta Band frontman Steve Mason playing his first-ever solo shows in NYC, but his North American tour has been postponed "due to an almost complete lack of interest. We try again next year after SXSW!" There's interest, Steve, it's tough during the holidays. Do come back. If you haven't heard his new album, Boys Outside, it's definitely worth a listen.

So what else? Thursday night (12/16) is the live debut of MAKE OUT, which is the new band from Jesper Mortensen, who was the Junior in Danish duo Junior Senior. (Remember them?) He lives here now and new band -- fronted by Leah Hennessy -- is big dumb '70s-ish glitter-trash rock, and you can download Make Out's debut single, "I Don't Want Anybody That Wants Me," at the top of this post. Might be fun live? It's at Mercury Lounge.

Saturday (12/18) is the Rock Lottery event at Knitting Factory. I love these sort of instant art type things (anybody ever go see  Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind?) and the cast of musicians who'll make up these ad-hoc bands is promising. Members of Golden Triangle, Liturgy, Oberhofer, Bear in Heaven, ARMS, Les Savvy Fav and many more will be grouped together at random, so the results will hopefully be interesting. And fun. Proceeds go to charity, so give a little. Tickets are on sale now.

Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow

And lastly, I really love Reading Rainbow's new album, Prism Eyes, which is out on the HoZac label and will be on my Best LPs of 2010 list when I ever get around to finishing writing it. You can download "Wasting Time," one of my favorites off the album, at the top of this post. They are great live too, which you can find out for yourself Saturday (12/18) night at Death By Audio as part of an insanely good bill that includes current tourmates Coasting, plus The BabiesBig Troubles and new Captured Tracks signing, Widowspeak. All upcoming Reading Rainbow tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Like I said, it's a short one this week. More daily picks of things not covered above:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15

The Depreciation Guild have decided to call it quits, which is sad, but have a couple more shows left in them. The first is tonight at Glasslands.  Check out the lovely animated video to their final single, "Blue Lily," at the bottom of this post.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16

SPIN and Free Williamsburg  are throwing some sort of Holiday party tonight at Death By Audio with a performance by The Hundred in the Hands, who made my Best EPs of 2010 list. It's free (and free beer), you just need to RSVP.

Travis are still a going rock outfit, but here's your chance to see frontman Fran Healy play solo at Bowery Ballroom in support of his new album, Wreckorder.

And if you are looking to laugh, Coco66 hosts Supershow!. Tonight has ex-SNL Jenny Slate, who also voiced that charming Marcel the Shell short. (I hear they might debut a new Marcel the Shell short tonight. Maybe.) Also performing: Food Party composer Matt Fitzpatrick will play original holiday songs, and more. It's free.

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Continue reading "MAKE OUT, not Steve Mason, Reading Rainbow, Savoir Adore, Depreciation Guild & more in This Week in Indie"

DOWNLOAD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - "Simple Girl" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bear Hands - "Crime Pays" (MP3)

Dale Jr Jr at Cake Shop (more by Chris La Putt)
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

"The goal of the Green-Screening Project is to bring musicians together to change the way music videos are made - more creative and rewarding for artists, and more engaging material to entertain fans. This whole process has been collaborative, from raising money via a KickStarter appeal, to musicians playing together in the studio, to even crowd-sourcing ideas for the videos.

Twenty-eight (!) exciting acts came in the space of one week to master a live track at Seaside Lounge studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The recording studio was rented out especially at the end of October 2010 in parallel to the CMJ Music Marathon event, in order to reach a wider geographic of bands. Each band performed in a space decked-out in full professional 'green screen' backdrops so that bespoke visuals could be added in afterwards to create over thirty amazing music videos. It's an audio-visual experiment that was a wonderful, improvised experience, and we couldn't have anticipated how much fun it would be. From redundancies to stormy romances, the tall tales and magic of Green Screening will live on."

The Green-Screening Project is, as of today, now live! And to kick things off, we've partnered with them to premiere their first video from their first of 28 bands, the ever buzzy Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. who also played a BrooklynVegan event during CMJ. The song Dale played in front of the green screen is "Simple Girl", from their Horse Power EP, and you can watch the video below (the song is also downloadable above).

And if you missed them at CMJ, or want to see them again, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are returning to NYC this Friday (12/17) to support Bear Hands at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available for the show which is one of three on the east coast this week for Dale, and one of two shows left for Bear Hands who were just on a longer tour.

Bear Hands also recently dropped a video of their own for "Crime Pays" from Burning Bush Supper Club which is also viewable below (and downloadable above), with all dates and the other video...

Continue reading "watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. play in front of green screen (video), see them live this week w/ Bear Hands (dates)"

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