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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!.
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.

Continue reading "Karlheinz Stockhausen, RIP"

....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)"

DOWNLOAD: Klaxons - Magick (simian Mobile Disco Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maps - Lost My Soul (MP3)

Klaxons dressed up @ MSG, NYC - Sept 24, 2007 (CRED)
Klaxons @ MSG

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.

Maps (also nominated) play NYC Friday and Saturday night.

Amy Winehouse (I won't say it again) is releasing a DVD, played with Prince, and is to blame for your drinking problem.

Bjork @ Madison Square Garden, NYC - Sept 24, 2007 (CRED)
Bjork played MSG

01. Intro - Brennið Þið Vitar
02. Earth Intruders
03. Hunter
04. Pagan Poetry
05. I See Who You Are w/ Min Xiao-Fen
06. Unravel
07. The Pleasure Is All Mine
08. Dull Flame Of Desire w/ Antony
09. Jóga
10. Desired Constellation
11. Army Of Me
12. Innocence
13. I Miss You
14. Cover Me
15. Wanderlust
16. Hyperballad
17. Pluto

18. Oceania
19. Declare Independence

* What is up with BJORK? tonight @ MSG

Bjork @ Austin City Limits 2007 (CRED)
Bjork @ ACL

Bjork's big show at Madison Square Garden in NYC is tonight (Sept 24). The Klaxons are opening, and so is Santogold - which is BrooklynWhamCityConsistent with Bjork's choice of Spank Rock opening for her last time she was in town. And speaking of Spank Rock and Santogold, they're also both playing the Klaxons-MSG afterparty at Rebel, which (as David Bruno reported) is free if you RSVP. This is also a good spot to mention that the Klaxons are listing a Webster Hall show on October 12th which is "currently not on sale".

I'm supposed to go tonight, but should I? I just saw her at Austin City Limits (she headlined the first day), and probably because I was spoiled from going to all three of her last NYC shows (Radio City, United Palace & The Apollo), I had trouble getting into it (set list here). I was also tired (flew in that morning - was at festival all day), far from the stage, alone, supposed to already be at my own afterparty (which I had no idea how I was going to get to), and in a huge field with thousands of people. I guess I had trouble connecting with the show - like it was just this thing happening on a stage far away that I could sort of hear (I felt that way during Arcade Fire too) (wah, I know). You might have heard that a speaker caught on fire during Bjork's set which was the second fire that day at the fest.

Maybe sitting in a seat at MSG with stadium sound will be better. Do you want to go to tonight? The 30th person to e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Bjork) will get a free pair of tickets. Include your first and last name. Tickets are also still on sale.

* Bjork Live Album in the Works
* Bjork playing Conan O Brien Thursday
* Quirky Bjork Relocates Her Innocence, Explains Video Contest
* Bjork, QOTSA, MIA Highlight First Day Of ACL Fest


Bjorkestra is "The Music of Bjork Gudmundsdottir for large jazz ensemble". They have three shows coming up...

Continue reading "Bjorkestra mini-2007-Tour (3 dates)"

BjorkRegular tickets go on sale Friday for Bjork's show at MSG. As previously announced, the presale was Wednesday. Did you get tickets through that? I was disappointed to find out the Klaxons are opening. I don't hate them - I just don't think they're very good live, and for whatever reason I don't associate them with Bjork. They're also not Antony.

Since the theme lately seems to be "should they be playing MSG?", for Bjork I would say...yes?Bjork

Björk returns to North America this fall with a new series of performances. Highlighting the tour are headlining appearances at Toronto’s V Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as at a special Madison Square Garden event, featuring (to be announced later) guest performers.

The tour supports Björk’s new release Volta (One Little Indian/Elektra), described by the Washington Post as “…enthralling, frenetic and fresh…” and heralded by the New York Post as “…2007’s first must-hear album.” Additionally Spin says it “…dispels any doubts about the strength of her arty instincts” and Rolling Stone affirms it as a “…good argument for Björk to keep doing whatever she pleases…”

As before bjork.com will be hosting a special pre-sale next week for these dates. These will take place on Wednesday 18th and 19th of July and are accessed from bjork.com

Confirmed 2007 Tour Dates:
September 08...Toronto, ON:V Festival
September 11...Detroit, MI: Fox Theatre
September 14...Austin, TX : Austin City Limits Music Festival
September 17...Atlanta, GA: Fox Theatre
September 21...Montreal, BC :Jacques Cartier Pier
September 24...New York, NY :Madison Square Garden

This should do it for the time being. [Bjork.com]

Maybe Antony will open??? (please)

* An interview with Bjork
* Bjork played Radio City Music Hall -- pics
* Bjork @ United Palace Theater, NYC - pics & stream
* Bjork & Antony @ Apollo Theater, NYC - pics
* more Bjork

DOWNLOAD: Benni Hemm Hemm - Snjórjljóssnjór (MP3)


* Screaming Masterpiece is a new DVD about Bjork, Sigur Ros, Mum and other Icelandic music.

* Milan Records is offering people the chance to win a trip to Iceland.

* Video of Bjork's recent appearance on Jools Holland is on YouTube. M.I.A. is opening for Bjork in France.

* There's a new book called In a Frozen Sea: A Year with Sigur Ros.

* I missed singer-songwriter Lay Low's recent NYC debut at Midway, Pianos, Lakeside Lounge and Zebulon respectively, but she will be back for CMJ. Video below.

* Dance to Lauren Flax's 'Iceland'.

* Tickets are on sale for two Mum shows happening in NYC in November. More tour dates and details on a new album below.

* Tickets are on sale for a July 5th Benni Hemm Hemm show at Mercury Lounge in NYC (w/ Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). All tour dates below...

What else? All that promised stuff, and more, below....

Continue reading "What is up with Iceland? Benni Hemm Hemm, Mum, etc"