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Sigur Ros @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)
Sigur Ros

Nat Geo Music, the music division of National Geographic Entertainment, will Webcast an open-air Náttúra concert live from Iceland on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Two of the world's most important and visionary musical entities, Björk and Sigur Rós, will headline the free concert.

The event will be available exclusively at worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET (begins at 8 p.m. BST/London or 7 p.m. GMT/Reykjavik).

To be held in a large park near the centre of Reykjavik, all of the performances will be during daylight, with Iceland's capital city and dramatic rolling scenery providing a perfect backdrop to what is expected to be one of the biggest concerts the country has seen. The Náttúra concert looks to raise awareness of the impact of the growing aluminum smelting activity on Iceland's natural landscape.

Tickets for the two upcoming Sigur Ros shows in NYC are on sale.

Coney Island, August 23, 2003 (via Bjork gigography)
Coney Island Bjork

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....

Continue reading "Bjork is playing with Sigur Ros again....in Iceland"

Bjork 3-D glasses & other Record Store Day schwag (AllyNwonderland1977)
Bjork in 3-D

Grab your 3-D glasses (or make some) and then head to Wired.
(or to the secret location on Record Store Day's site)

Wanderlust

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:

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last night.....

Bjork @ Hiro Ballroom, April 2, 2008
PAper Magazine

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, 2008PAper Magazine
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.

tonight.....

* 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).

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Joanna Newsom played)"

Wanderlust

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 ...

Continue reading "Bjork's Wanderlust video (watch it in 3-D) & mushrooms"

photos by Ryan Muir

Bell

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 Dates
Apr 18 - nublu // mini-residency // EP release // oh yes New York
Apr 25 - nublu // mini-residency // EP release // oh yes do it again!
Download her Bjork cover at Stereogum. Download four more MP3s HERE. Buy the new EP at her site.

Bell

More pictures below......

Continue reading "Bell - pics from Rock 'n' ROFL, MP3's & new tour dates too"

Bell
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).....

Enjoyed

Tracklist
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"
Nuts... 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).

Takka TakkaTakka 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 present
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

8-9 pm: comedy by Will Franken, Larry Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Sean O' Connor and Reggie Watts

9-10 pm: music by Bell
10-11 pm: music by Takka Takka
11-12 pm: music by TBA (** can't announce yet, but it's good **)

also: $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.

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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)....

Continue reading "BELL is playing Rock 'n' ROFL w/ Takka Takka & TBA +++ Stereogum, a Bjork tribute & some pics from CMJ"

Bjorkestra @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, Elmer, NJ (CRED)
Bjorkestra

Bjorkestra is celebrating the release of our first CD on Koch Records: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, Enjoy!.
Monday, February 25th
The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington), New York, NY 10016

2 sets @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
$15 admission
for more info, call The Jazz Standard: 212-576-2232
* Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra @ Jazz Standard (early & late)
* 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?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (Bjorkestra)"

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)

Deer TicksAs 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.

DoveDoveman is also playing Saturday night (Feb 16th) at the Stone (or so says his website anyway).

Deer Tick is also playing Glasslands on February 28th, and my official SXSW showcase in Austin.

Doveman also listed some of his favorite things in 2007, and I accidentaly never posted it. The abridged version is below....

Continue reading "Doveman, tonight, Deer Tick, an MP3, a contest & stuff"

There Will Be BloodIf 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)

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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.

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....Beck, Wilco, White Stripes, Kanye West, The Shins, Common & Jay-Z too

Amy Winehouse

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.

Is this the Grammys or the Plug Awards?
All (50th annual) Grammy nominations HERE.

Jonathanpberger made the "Spooooky Hallowinehouse" you see above. More like it HERE. His inspiration HERE.

Now Feist has something else to talk about.

BjorkThom Yorke

In case you haven't heard yet, you need to be watching the videos on Radiohead.TV. Here are the ones they put on YouTube (in case you still can't view it or missed it. Note: Yorke covering Bjork)....

Continue reading "Radiohead is doing more cool stuff, like Bjork"

From Saturday night's episode, but without Bon Jovi or the Foo Fighters....

Continue reading "VIDEO: SNL - Iconoclasts: Charles Barkley & Bjork"

Valgeir Sigurðsson"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.

"Some people are saying it's the wordless show at lincoln center, others are saying it's bjork or will oldham or antony who are the special guests" [Sigur Ros secret show speculation in the comments]

Fri 10/5/2007 7:30 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM
Good-Shepherd Faith Church
At Lincoln Center
152 West 66th StreetNew YorkNY

Nico Muhly
Valgeir Sigurdsson
Sandro Perri

Tickets 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.

Bloc Party @ Theatre @ MSG, NYC - Oct 3, 2007 (CRED)
Bloc Party @ The Theatre @ MSG

Kele from Bloc Party is DJing at Hiro Ballroom tonight (Oct 04). It's one of the parties that Kaper Bjorke is playing. The Glass are playing live too. Free with RSVP.

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....

Continue reading "Bloc Party played MSG + DJing w/ The Glass & Kasper Bjorke"

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)
Spank Rock

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).

Three days before Bjork - Spank Rock was billed as the DJ at an Apple Store in Manhattan (at midnight). Ends up it turned out to be much, much more....

Spank Rock @ The Apple Store, NYC - Sept 21, 2007 (CRED)
Spank Rock

.........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...

Continue reading "SANTOGOLD, a scuffle @ The Apple Store & the fabulous life of SPANK ROCK (Bangers & Cash)"