Entries tagged with: Bjork
Coney Island, August 23, 2003 (via Bjork gigography)
I'll never forget showing up late to the Bjork / Sigur Ros in Brooklyn five years ago. I was upset that I was missing it, but hearing the unmistakable music of Sigur Ros pouring out of Keyspan Park on to the streets (and boardwalk) of Coney Island completely made up for it. It's what I remember most about the show.
Bjork and Sigur Ros just announced another show together, but this time it will be in their shared home-country of Iceland....
The highly anticipated 3-D video version for Björk's latest single "Wanderlust" will have its nationwide debut as part of National Record Store Day on April 19. During the inaugural event, music retailers nationwide will join together to celebrate and recognize the value and unique culture of independent record stores. As part of the day, over 300 stores will offer special events and giveaways including the distribution of 10,000 3-D glasses for customers to view "Wanderlust" on in-store kiosks and at home. In addition to Björk's contribution, other artists including Metallica, Steve Earle and Interpol will participate in the day with signings and performances at various local record stores....at the following record stores:
Bjork @ Hiro Ballroom, April 2, 2008
Apparently, New York City ranks fourth in the world in terms of population density, and it felt as if the whole city was crowded together at PAPER's Beautiful People party held at the Hiro Ballroom last night! Californian crooner and BP cover girl Joanna Newsom performed for the throngs of rabid fans. All in all, it was a great, young, crowded, fun, laid-back party, but then all of a sudden the pressure was ON when Bjork, notoriously anti-photographer, arrived. It was my mission to document her iconic presence at our party! And I fought like a Nimiean lion to do it. I got four frames -- pop, pop, pop, pop -- just like the champagne served that evening, courtesy of Nicolas Feuillatte. The icing on the cake? H&M provide a PAPER + H&M T-shirt for all guests which read "I am a beautiful person." [PAPER Magazine]Joanna Newsom @ Hiro Ballroom, April 2, 2008
joanna newsom plays the worst show of her life at the hiro ballroom in NY tonight, april 2nd, 2008. But its not her fault...she sounded fine, but could barely be heard over the chatter of the "beautiful people (but ugly and shallow on the inside) party" via paper magazine and H&M. whatever. who am i to judge...[Tom Hayes]The same exact thing happened to Antony.
* Chevy Chase @ UCB
* Moby @ Hiro Ballroom
* Deli Magazine party @ Galapagos
* Owen is playing Knitting Factory
* Rhett Miller is playing Maxwell's
* Elliott Smith tribute at Living Room
* The Silver Seas is playing Union Hall
* Marco Benevento @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Action Action & Foreign Islands @ R Bar
* Kanye West is playing the Brooklyn Museum
* Aloha, Anathallo & Rahim is playing Mercury Lounge
* El-P, Crystal Castles & The Cool Kids are playing NYU
* The Helio Sequence and The Spinto Band are playing Bowery Ballroom
A recent video of Helio Sequence on Jimmy Kimmel below. A video of Moby on Conan O'Brien in the Week in Dance (part 1).
Watch it big and in 3-D (this is the best place). Watch a NY Times interview with the creators. They talk about the making of the video, mushrooms, etc... Another interview with Encyclopedia Pictura is HERE. More info, and the small embeded version of the video in 2-D (but really, watch it big), below ...
photos by Ryan Muir
Last night's Rock 'n' ROFL party (March 31, 2008) was kick-ass and special from beginning to (Vanderslice & St Vincent singing on the floor into dance party) end. Bell made sure the music portion started off as strong as it ended. Everyone felt like a headliner. Not only can (Olga) Bell sing, her band can PLAY. At times during the set I would become completely obsessed with just the drummer which is saying a lot considering the powerful charisma of Olga herself. Catch them in a small venue while you still can....
Bell - 2008 Tour DatesDownload her Bjork cover at Stereogum. Download four more MP3s HERE. Buy the new EP at her site.
Apr 18 - nublu // mini-residency // EP release // oh yes New York
Apr 25 - nublu // mini-residency // EP release // oh yes do it again!
More pictures below......
photo of Bell by Alix Winsby
Bell (aka Olga Bell) is a musician from NYC. That might be how you know her, and/or maybe you downloaded that Radiohead cover she did, or maybe you saw her open for Au Revoir Simone, and/or maybe you read about her on Stereogum the other day. If you haven't heard Bell yet, go check out the songs streaming on her MySpace. If you're like me, Bjork will immediately come to mind. That's why I think Stereogum made a good choice when choosing Bell to cover "It's Oh So Quiet" for their ridiculously awesome-looking new "Post" tribute album called "Enjoyed"
(though I haven't heard it yet).....
TracklistNuts... PLUS, the whole album will be a free download starting March 31st (like the REM & Radiohead ones before it). March 31st is also the day that Klaus Kinski and I are throwing our next edition of Rock 'n' ROFL at Pianos which, coincidentally, also happens to include Bell (aka BELL IS PLAYING ROCK N ROFL).
1. Liars - "Army Of Me"
2. Dirty Projectors - "Hyperballad"
3. High Places - "Modern Things"
4. Bell - "It's Oh So Quiet"
5. Pattern Is Movement - "Enjoy"
6. Evangelicals - "You've Been Flirting Again"
7. Xiu Xiu - "Isobel"
8. Final Fantasy & Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) - "Possibly Maybe"
9. White Hinterland - "I Miss You"
10. El Guincho - "Cover Me"
11. Atlas Sound - "Headphones"
Takka Takka are playing the show too. It's not the first time they've shared a bill with Bell either, and that's NOT a coincidence. Bell contributed to the new Takka Takka album which is being finished as we speak - an album that takes Takka Takka in a completely new direction with a new sound and a significantly different lineup than who was in the band when their last release came out.
So, it's looking something like this....
BrooklynVegan & Klaus Kinski presentalso: $3.00 Svedka lemon drops all night AND a 2nd hour of free Newcastle (time TBD) (that's 2 hours of open bar). All that for just $10. Tickets are on sale.
The unofficial & unauthorized "Enjoyed" release party
(aka Rock 'n' ROFL II)
@ Pianos in NYC
on March 31, 2008
7-8 pm: DJ David Bruno AND all the free Newcastle you can drink
Related story: I put together a whole bunch of shows during CMJ. One was on Saturday October 20th at Pianos, during the day, upstairs & downstairs. The Maccabees were the last band to play downstairs. Doveman, Erik Friedlander and Craig Wedren were playing upstairs at the same time. Jefferson, who was there in a semi-official capacity to take pictures, wanted to shoot the Maccabees, but ended up missing them because of the upstairs lineup.
By the time he came back down, the Maccabees were already long gone and the next, unrelated show had started. He really didn't know the difference and started taking pictures of (who he thought was) the Maccabees. Eventually he figured it out and realized he'd just discovered Bell.
When Jefferson and I finally reunited, I think I said something like (now on like no sleep and 4 days into CMJ), "Where the hell have you been? Did you even see the Maccabees? We have to go see Santogold. Let's get out of here." He said something like, "Dude...chill. I was shooting this girl Bell. She was great." I think then by the next day I totally forgot about it, and it wasn't until I recently showed him the already-booked March 31st lineup that he pointed out that he had some never-before-seen Bell pictures (aka the ones you see in this post.....below) (the end)....
Bjork (Wanderlust video) (INFO)
* Help Wanted
* The Verve will tour
* NIN have a new album
* Pagoda is at Living Room
* Win tix to the Plug Awards
* Beastie Boys are playing Terminal 5
* Day of Reckoning for Clinton, Obama
* The Walkmen just played San Francisco
* Boris & Growing are playing Knitting Factory
* Dengue Fever & Cordero are playing Mercury Lounge
* The Black Crowes actually weren't bad at the Fillmore
* The Walkmen & White Rabbits are playing Webster Hall
* Jonathan Richman & Vic Chesnutt are playing Music Hall
* The Last Shadow Puppets play their first show ever @ Sound Fix
In case you missed it, the YouTube version of the new Gnarls Barkley video is below. What else?
Bjorkestra @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, Elmer, NJ (CRED)
Bjorkestra is celebrating the release of our first CD on Koch Records: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, Enjoy!.* Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra @ Jazz Standard (early & late)
Monday, February 25th
The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington), New York, NY 10016
2 sets @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
for more info, call The Jazz Standard: 212-576-2232
* Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood @ Madison Square Garden
* Super Furry Animals & Times New Viking @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dalek, Russian Circles, Young Widows, & Children play Mercury Lounge
In case you missed it, there's a video of Eugene Mirman on the red carpet of the Oscars below. What else?
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)
As each day goes by, I keep falling more and more in love with Deer Tick. Check out the non-album cover of a Sean Kingston song above. Check out Deer Tick with Doveman (who I also love) TONIGHT (Feb 15, 2008) @ Southpaw in Brooklyn (A Zombieville party). You can run back and forth between Southpaw and Union Hall where the Forms are playing (a Gothamist party).
I've got two pairs of tickets to give away to the Southpaw show tonight. To win, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Dove Tick). Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be contacted soon.
Doveman also listed some of his favorite things in 2007, and I accidentaly never posted it. The abridged version is below....
If you haven't heard yet, The Golden Globe awards were handed out last night at - due to the writer's strike - a quickly done press conference that any TV station was free to broadcast. I watched some of it on CNN which meant I got to hear all of Larry King's unintentional hilarious commentary when awards were announced ("a great movie everyone needs to see", etc). I felt tense when they were about to announce best picture. Would it be "There Will Be Blood" or "No Country For Old Men"? They were the only two I saw in that category, and the two I was misled into believing had to win. I was about to feel bad for the one that didn't win, when it was announced that neither won. "Atonement" took it instead. I need to see that - and "The Great Debaters" that Sharon Jones is in, and "American Gangster" that inspired the new Jay-Z album.
Daniel Day Lewis did win best actor though, and Javier Bardem won best supporting actor, so both NCFOM and TWBB were well-represented. "Ratatouille" starring future Plug Awards host Patton Oswalt won best cartoon, "Sweeney Todd" beat "Juno" for best musical or comedy, and Eddie Vedder won best song. Jonny Greenwood didn't win anything, which could be because they don't even seem to have a soundtrack category.
Also happened this weekend: Bjork flipped out again
DOWNLOAD: Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang Der (MP3)
German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the world's most influential 20th century composers and a pioneer of electronic music, has died aged 79.
German broadcaster WDR, with whom Stockhausen worked closely for more than two decades, said in a statement he had died on Wednesday after a short illness at his home near Cologne in western Germany.
....Beck, Wilco, White Stripes, Kanye West, The Shins, Common & Jay-Z too
Amy Winehouse receives the nomination for Best Record (Mark Ronson), Album of the Year (vs Kanye West), Song of the Year, Best New Artist (vs Feist!), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (vs Feist!), Best Pop Vocal Album (vs Feist!), and Producer of the Year (Mark Ronson)! I guess it's not weird she was on the cover of the Post.
Now Feist has something else to talk about.
Thumbs Down (CRED)
"On January 2, 2008, TBD Records/ATO Records Group will release in North America the physical version of Radiohead's In Rainbows." XL will release it on December 31st in Europe.
* Dispute surrounds Radiohead numbers
* Hostess to release ‘In Rainbows’ in Japan
* David Byrne interviews Thom Yorke for WIRED
* Adam Buxton reveals all on Radiohead webcast
* The Radiohead Bjork song & other MP3s from the webcasts
* Radiohead telecast videos, Bjork cover, & stuff
More videos from the webcast below....
Mike Devlin put together this list....
From Saturday night's episode, but without Bon Jovi or the Foo Fighters....
"Valgeir Sigurðsson (born 1971) is an Icelandic record producer, mixer, composer, engineer and programmer. He has been Björk's main studio conspirator since 1998 and continues to work with an array of innovative artists internationally as well as in his native Iceland.......Valgeir Sigurðsson's credits include....Bjork, Nico Muhly, Sigur Ros...[Wikipedia]"
"He [Nico Muhly] is amazing !!" [Bjork to BrooklynVegan]
Sigur Ros is playing two short shows in NYC on October 6th.
Fri 10/5/2007 7:30 PMTickets for this Wordless Music Series show are no longer available online, but you can get a few at the door. Secret show? I am not confirming that, but it sounds good either way.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Good-Shepherd Faith Church
At Lincoln Center
152 West 66th StreetNew YorkNY
Bloc Party @ Theatre @ MSG, NYC - Oct 3, 2007 (CRED)
Bloc Party is now finished with their U.S. tour. I didn't go to MSG, but I did see them at ACL - which was okay, but I think I need a new album before I can ever see them again. Overseas tour dates below....
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - you'll find a way (switch and sinden mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - Shuv it ft. Spank Rock (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - Shove It (KMFX rmx) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Spank Rock - Sweet Talk (MP3)
Spank Rock & Santogold @ Rebel (MSG afterparty) - Sept 24, 2007 (CRED)
Santogold is not to be confused with M.I.A., but she is friends with her. She's also friends with Diplo, Switch, Sinden, Amanda Blank and of course Spank Rock. Spank Rock joined her on stage when she opened for Bjork at MSG last week, and then they played together again at the Klaxons afterparty at Rebel later that night. Santogold's next announced NYC show is October 20th at Highline Ballroom - part of CMJ (a Steve Aoki party).
Spank Rock @ The Apple Store, NYC - Sept 21, 2007 (CRED)
.........a female fan came up on the "stage" and spank rock began dancing with her. nothing extraordinary, just some good 'ol fan participation. this must have been the straw that broke the camel's back for one of the older apple staff. he barged his way through the 10 or so people behind the "stage" to get to spank rock (who was lying on the ground, as he often does during performances). the man grabbed spank rock's leg. when this didn't get the results he was hoping for, the man went after spank rock. the entourage (who were sitting on a shelf behind the "stage") quickly rushed to break it up. water was flying everywhere and a angry spank rock emerged from the pile without his trademark glasses, shirt torn and soaking wet. although obviously furious, spank rock's calm mannered appearance prevailed as he dove off the "stage" into the crowd as if to say 'thank you and goodnight.' after returning to the "stage" he hopped down off the table and walked toward the exit marking the abrupt ending......... [Life's Bathroom]More pics, and info on new Spank Rock, below...
2007 Mercury Prize winners the Klaxons opened for Bjork at Madison Square Garden the other day. What were they wearing? I don't even recognize them. Is this Lovefoxxx's influence? Tickets are on sale for their Webster Hall show (which Shitdisco is no longer playing).
Speaking of funny outfits, Bat For Lashes - sometimes compared to Bjork (and I'll admit that Natasha Khan does do a mean Bjork) didn't win the Mercury Prize. They did play Bowery Ballroom this week though.
New Young Pony Club (also nominated) are playing Studio B on Thursday October 18th for CMJ. It's the Modular Records party. Muscles & The Cool Kids are also playing live, and Simian Mobile Disco are DJing. I saw NYPC at the Oya Festival in Norway this summer, and I didn't like them nearly as much as I did when they last played Brooklyn.
I didn't love Fionn Regan (also nominated) when I saw him at Austin City Limits. I was also saying he must have fans here though - because he's headlining the Gramercy Theatre. I knew that statement would come back to haunt me. The show was moved to Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale.
Bjork @ Madison Square Garden, NYC - Sept 24, 2007 (CRED)
01. Intro - Brennið Þið VitarPreviously
02. Earth Intruders
04. Pagan Poetry
05. I See Who You Are w/ Min Xiao-Fen
07. The Pleasure Is All Mine
08. Dull Flame Of Desire w/ Antony
10. Desired Constellation
11. Army Of Me
13. I Miss You
14. Cover Me
19. Declare Independence
* What is up with BJORK? tonight @ MSG