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by Bill Pearis

Star Wars Headspace

As if not content with movies, Blu-Ray, videogames, books, comics, and trading cards, the Star Wars universe is now officially expanding into dance music. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, Star Wars Headspace is an album featuring Royksopp, Flying Lotus, Rustie, Shlohmo, Breakbot, Baauer and more contributing songs that incorporate Star Wars clips and sound effects. Zane Lowe premiere Flying Lotus, Baauer and Rubin's own contributions to the album on his Beats 1 radio show and you can listen to those, and check out the full track list, below.

Not on the album: Meco, whose disco-fied version of John Williams' Star Wars theme (mashed up with the "Cantina Band" song) was a number one hit in 1977. If you've never heard that, you can stream that below too.

Continue reading "Rick Rubin producing a 'Star Wars' EDM LP featuring Flying Lotus, Royksopp, Breakbot, Shlohmo, Rustie & more (listen)"


Florida is getting its biggest-ever camping music festival this year in Lake Okeechobee with the arrival of the inaugural Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 4-6. The festival, which is produced by some of the makers of Bonnaroo, has a varied lineup, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Hall & Oates, Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex, along with Robert Plant, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Four Tet, Future, Jason Isbell, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, Odesza, Shabazz Palaces, Ween and many more. It's also one of the last-ever US shows for Youth Lagoon.

Like Bonnaroo does, they're having a big superjam thing too. Theirs is called "PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup," and it's led by Miguel and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. The jam sesh also includes Hall & Oates' John Oates, jazz breakout Kamasi Washingon, two members of pioneering funk band The Meters (George Porter Jr and Zigaboo Modeliste), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Chris Karns, and Soulive members Eric Krasno and Neal Evans. Special guests are promised too.

3 and 4-day weekend passes are available now, along with VIP packages. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Okeechobee includes Robert Plant, Kendrick, a jam with Win Butler, Miguel, John Oates, Kamasi Washington & much more"

Brady Bunch Game

Tickets for The Residents show at Gramercy Theatre go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale (password: musicgeeks) today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Zombies' shows at Bears Den, Wellmont Theatre, NYCB Theatre, and Count Basie Theatre go on fan club presale today at 10 AM. Password = HUNGER2016.

A bunch of rappers who have songs with dances associated with them, including Silento ("Watch Me [Whip/Nae Nae]"), iLoveMemphis ("Hit the Quan"), DLow ("DLow Shuffle") and 99 Percent ("Yike It In"), are going on the "Let's Dance" tour. It hits NYC at Kings Theatre on March 11. Tickets go on Live Nation/Citi presale today at 10 AM and on general sale on Saturday (1/30) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the At The Drive-In reunion show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Land of Talk show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Their Baby's show is sold out.

Tickets for the Pretty In Pink 30th Anniversary Dance Party at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Acid Mothers Temple and Mounds show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cate Le Bon show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chairlift show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pokey LaFarge show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Smokey Robinson is playing Newark Symphony Hall on May 8. Tickets are on sale now.

Chris Gethard's next Career Suicide show is at UCB Theatre on February 9. Tickets are on sale now.

The food-and-music Lunar New Year Festival happens February 20 at Terminal 5 with performances by Far East Movement, Kimberley Chen, Soft Lip and Kina Grannis. Vendors include X'ian Famous Foods, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Otafuku and more. Tickets are on sale with proceeds benefiting charity Apex for Youth.

Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward is playing two shows at City Winery on May 24 and 25. Tickets are on sale now.

The annual Stevie Nicks tribute drag/burlesque dance party Night of a Thousand Stevies happens at Irving Plaza on May 13. Tickets are on sale now.

Ska vets The Slackers are playing Bell House on April 2. Tickets are on sale now.

Bonobo will be at Output on February 11, April 29, and June 16. Tickets are on sale now.

Spank Rock, Moistbreezy, and BOYSLASHFRIEND are playing Good Room on February 4. Tickets are on sale now.

Probably not the most exciting show, but worth mentioning that Journey (with their random lead singer) and Santana (who are of course legends but will probably make you sit through "Smooth") are playing Madison Square Garden on April 13. Tickets are on Journey fan club/AmEx presale. General on-sale starts Saturday (1/30) at 10 AM and a local presale starts Friday (1/29) at 10 AM.

Arena-aspiring rockers The Joy Formidable are releasing their new album Hitch on March 25 and going on tour. They play Irving Plaza on April 14. Tickets go on Album D2C presale Thursday (1/28) at 9 AM, and Live Nation/Music Geeks presales Thursday at noon. General on-sale starts Friday (1/29) at 10 AM. You can watch the video for "The Last Thing on My Mind" off their new album below.

Wild Belle are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/29) at noon.

Don Giovanni labelmates Giant Peach and Big Eyes are playing Union Pool on February 20. Tickets are available at the door.

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.

Continue reading "tix on sale: At the Drive-In, Land of Talk, Cate Le Bon, The Joy Formidable, Santana, Silento, The Residents, Zombies, more"

photo: Martin Courtney/ Real Estate at Radio City in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Real Estate

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Skream @ Verboten
Dubstep OG Skream takes over Verboten tonight from open to close. Doors are at 10.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Steve Gunn, Martin Courtney, Will Epstein & Jesse Lauter, King Cyst @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks are the jammiest of all the Real Estate-related projects (Alex is the Deadhead in the group) and they've got a new album called Country Agenda that they'll be celebrating tonight. The bill is loaded with special guests: ace guitarist Steve Gunn, Alex's Real Estate Martin Courtney (who has his own great solo record out now), Darkside collaborator Will Epstein playing with Elvis Perkins collaborator Jesse Lauter, and the Ducktails/Big Troubles-related King Cyst.

Jeezy @ Highline Ballroom
Jeezy will release his eighth album this week, Church in These Streets, and recently revealed a Janelle Monae-featuring single from it. Before we get to hear the whole thing though, he'll play NYC tonight.

NY Comedy Festival
The NYCF continues tonight and Thursday highlights include: Nathan "For You" Fielder at the Skirball Center; Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments at Gramercy Theatre; and David Cross guests at "Ask Me Another" at The Bell House.

King Khan & BBQ Show, Milk Lines, The Mystery Lights @ Knitting Factory
King Khan & BBQ Show released Bad News Boys, their first album together in half a decade, back at the start of the year. They play together tonight, with great support from local garage band The Mystery Lights.

Elysian Fields @ The Owl
Venerable NYC band Elysian Fields are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a run of shows where they're performing their entire catalog live. Tonight it's 2014's Dreams That Breathe Your Name.

Vivid Low Sky, Jef Brown @ Cake Shop
Vivid Low Sky is the mostly solo, mostly post-rock (and entirely instrumental) project of David Koslowski, whose debut, 2000's Music for Movies Unmade, featured Miyuki Furtado (Rogers Sisters), Shirlé Hale (from another Koslowski band, Gerty), Thomas Moore (Plow) and J. Robbins (Jawbox/Burning Airlines). The band are back, with Robbins behind the boards this time, to make II, which will be out in March. But you can see them live tonight.

Future Punx, Parlor Walls, Dead Waves, Clean Girls, Heavy Birds @ Shea Stadium
Parlor Walls, the new project from EULA's Alyse Lamb, celebrate the release of their new Cut EP tonight. New Wave revivalists Future Punx headline.

Skinny Puppy, Youth Code @ The Paramount
Long-running Canadian electro-industrial outfit Skinny Puppy come designed to shock...and to dance. Their live shows are usually something else. Their pals Youth Code open.

Anna von Hausswolff, Shana Falana @ Saint Vitus
Swedish singer/church organist Anna Von Hausswolff has a new album coming out this week that she recorded on one of the largest pipe organs in Scandinavia. It's ethereal, haunting stuff. Tonight's the NYC release party, and local openers Shana Falana are well-matched and worth showing up for.

Beacon, Glass Gang, DJ Internet Explorer, DJ David Rafael @ Cameo Gallery
Cameo closes this month, and they're on their final stretch of shows. Tonight they've got a lineup of electronic pop.

Futurebirds, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, SUSTO @ Bowery Ballroom
Athens, GA alt-country band Futurebirds headline this show, and if you're going it's also worth catching the experimental jammers Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band.

Odesza, Bonobo (DJ Set), Jai Wolf @ Terminal 5
Seattle dance duo Odesza seriously blew up. It was just over a year ago you could see them at places like Santos Party House and Knitting Factory, and tonight they kick off a 3-night run at the huge Terminal 5 and the whole thing is sold out. Openers vary each night, and tonight it's the aways-fun Bonobo on DJ duties and local producer Jai Wolf.

Bonobo (DJ Set), Joe90 @ Output
Keep the party going after the Odesza show by following Bonobo over to Williamsburg, where he'll DJ the Output club.

VH1 'You Oughta Know' concert w/ Hozier, Ella Henderson, George Ezra, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Nate Ruess, Rachel Platten, Elle King, Miguel, X Ambassadors @ The Armory Foundation
You probably want to avoid this show (and we wouldn't blame you), but while it's mostly lame, it's still a chance to see Miguel whose great new album Wildheart only gets better.

Seal @ Irving Plaza
Get a little crazy tonight, and sing along loudly to "Kiss From a Rose" with '90s megastar Seal.

Beach Fossils, Sunflower Bean @ LDS Center - Stony Brook University
Beach Fossils remain one of Brooklyn's most energetic, fun live bands. This Stonybrook show pairs them with Sunflower Bean who just wrapped up their tour with DIIV.

Local H, Ultra Major @ Mercury Lounge
Midwest rockers Local H have gone pretty strong since their 1995 debut, and now 20 years later they've got a new album out, Hey, Killer.

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by Andrew Sacher

George FitzGerald in LA this week (via)
George FitzGerald

Berlin-based producer George FitzGerald released his excellent debut album Fading Love earlier this year on Domino imprint Double Six. If you haven't heard it, it injects an emotional songwriting element into George's electronic roots (not too unlike last year's DJ Dodger Stadium album) and it's very worth seeking out. Recently, the great Bonobo offered up a remix of "Full Circle" (ft. Boxed In) from that album which is out now as a single on Domino. That remix is just as worth hearing, and you can check it out below.

George is on a US tour now, hitting NYC TONIGHT (11/6) at Good Room with FIXED's JDH & Dave P for the first official night of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. The pre-parties were last night (anyone catch one?) but the multi-venue festival begins in full today.

Other highlights include Detroit house vet MK at Output tonight, Django Django at Verboten on Saturday, Floating Points (11-piece live band) at MHOW on Saturday, Voices From the Lake (live) at Good Room on Saturday, and still plenty more. You can check out the full schedule and get tickets (for individual shows or the whole fest) HERE.

Continue reading "Bonobo remixed George FitzGerald's "Full Circle" (listen); Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival starts tonight"


Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.

Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.

The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Ghostface Killah & DOOM share new DOOMSTARKS single, playing III Points Fest in Miami (line-up)"


Tickets for the Tame Impala shows at Radio City Music Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Old 97's shows at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for Windhand show at Gramercy Theatre with Danava and Monolord go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Chuck Ragan show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Pure Bathing Culture show at Baby's All Right with Wild Ones go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Fall of Troy Doppelganger show at Webster Hall with And So I Watch You From Afar and Slothrust go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Velvet Teen show at Knitting Factory go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Darkness' 3 NYC-area shows go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Motorhead and Anthrax show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Peaches show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for Wavves shows at Irving Plaza and Saint Vitus go on sale at 10 AM.

After the Pianos Become the Teeth, TWIABP, Turnover and Take One Car show at LPR (tickets), Turnover will open for Lydia and Seahaven at Gramercy Theatre on October 1. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Riff Raff is playing Webster Hall on July 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Chris Gethard is doing two more of his Career Suicide shows at Union Hall on July 5 and 20. Tickets are on sale now.

Bonobo added two more dates to his ongoing DJ residency at Output on August 8 and November 12. Tickets are on sale now.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is playing Le Poisson Rouge on July12. Tickets are on sale now

Tickets for the SOPHIE show at Output with Star Eyes and Cry Baby are on sale now.

Rodrigo Amarante (of Little Joy) plays Rough Trade on July 25. Tickets are on sale now.

Porcelain Raft's new Half Awake EP is out now, and he's celebrating with a release show tonight (6/26) at Baby's All Right. Joining him will be Skyler Skjelset and Crater. Tickets are on sale.

Miguel, Titus Andronicus, Boys Life, Low, Dungen, Leon Bridges, Daughter, John Grant, 7Seconds & more NYC shows go on sale today too.

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.


You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Chris Gethard Show Premiere Party w/ Screaming Females, Hiccup, Mal Blum @ Rough Trade
BrooklynVegan is excited to be presenting this show, which is the premiere party for comedian Chris Gethard's debut on cable TV. HIs show, formerly on public access, will now be on cable network Fusion, and at Rough Trade tonight the first episode will be screened. Additionally there's music from his talented friends, including NJ shredders Screaming Females, Bomb the Music Industry frontman-turned-solo artist Jeff Rosenstock, singer/songwriter Mal Blum, and Hiccup who include Unlovables singer Hallie Bulliet, who's also a member of The Chris Gethard Show's house band. To get in you needed to RSVP (which is now closed), but even with RSVP admission is first come, first served. Get there early!

Neil Hagerty (of Royal Trux), PC Worship, Sore Eros @ Baby's All Right
While people wait for the Royal Trux reunion that's happening this August (and so far only in LA), you can catch one half the band, Neil Hagerty, tonight with likeminded noisemakers PC Worship and long-running CT-based band Sore Eros.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Bowery Ballroom
The JSBX ran through the better part of NYC not too long ago as part of their whirlwind Five Borough Freedom Tour and now they're back as part of their proper tour supporting their terrific new LP, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015.

Beverly, EZTV, Wildhoney, Roman a Clef, Souvenir Stand @ Cake Shop (NYC Popfest)
It's opening night of NYC Popfest, featuring a host of jangly goodness, including the Prefab Sprout-loving Roman a Clef, Baltimore's shoegazey Wildhoney, power-poppers EZTV and headliners Beverly. Keeping things flowing in between sets will be BV editor Bill Pearis on DJ duty.

Pixies, John Grant @ Kings Theatre
While it's not quite the same without Kim Deal, Pixies continue on, delivering the hits. If you're going to this show, we highly recommend you get there for opener John Grant, whose funny, sad songs and and magnetic stage presences is not to be missed.

Patrick Watson, The Low Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Last week, Montreal's Patrick Watson released his newest album, Lost Songs for Robots (via Domino), which is a lushly arranged chamber pop album and a very good one. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on his tour supporting it (the second one is in December), and indie folk band The Low Anthem opens.

Worriers, Caves, Sundials, Alice @ Silent Barn
Worriers, the current band of former The Measure [sa] singer Lauren Denitzio, are preparing to release their new Laura Jane Grace-produced album on Don Giovanni, and from the sounds of first single "They / Them / Theirs," it's looking like it's gonna be pretty great. Also on tonight's bill is their British tourmates Caves, Richmond's '90s-style indie rockers Sundials, and another DG band, Alice.

Hudson Mohawke @ Irving Plaza
The very talented Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke has made beats for Kanye West, worked as one half of TNGHT, and is also a worthy solo artist. For the first time ever, he's put together a live band to perform his music, and the debut of that live show is tonight.

Daedelus, M!NT, Treasure Fingers @ Verboten
Electronic wiz Daedelus last released his The Light Brigade LP on Brainfeeder in late 2014, and tonight he returns to NYC in continued support of it.

James Holden (live), Forma, JDH @ Le Poisson Rouge
James Holden still hasn't released a followup to 2013's great IDM opus, The Inheritors (given that followed his 2006 debut, it may be a while), but with singles dating back to 2000, he's got no lack of worthy material to pull from in tonight's live set.

Bonobo (DJ set) @ Output
As a live act, electronic musician Bonobo has gotten pretty huge, headlining big places like Central Park and Terminal 5. Tonight he's in DJ mode, but will surely still get the party going.

Jack and Eliza, The Britanys @ Mercury Lounge
Jack & Eliza make charming '60s-inspired pop with hints of Ricky Nelson or The Everly Brothers, or even a bit like early Slow Club. Their debut album, Gentle Warnings, is out June 9.

Marcos Valle with Carlos Lyra @ Birdland
Brazil's Marcos Valle has had a long career, stretching back to the '60s. But he may be best known now for his 1982 single "Estrellar" which was used in a Southern Comfort ad shown a lot during last year's World Cup telecasts. Fans of samba, bossa nova, jazz, disco and kitschy fun take note -- he's at Birdland through Saturday.

Grounders, Royal Garde, Teen Body @ Studio at Webster Hall
Toronto band Grounders take a traditional '60s pop sensibility and fry it till golden brown, glistening and modern.

A Comedy Tribute to Devo @ Littlefield
Celebrating the new wave icons' classic 1980 album Freedom of Choice -- as well as the new 33 1/3 book on it -- tonight features Evie Nagy, Fort Lean, Jake Fogelnest, Dave Hill, Sara Benincasa, Liam McEneaney, and Joe Garden. Unfortunately original Devo member Gerard Casale had to cancel his appearance.

Marshall Crenshaw Band @ City Winery
Best known for his 1982 hit "Someday Someway," Marshall Crenshaw has had a long carreer as a pop songwriter with a deep catalog of super catchy songs.

Gene Ween (does Billy Joel) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While the actual Billy Joel continues his unending Madison Square Garden residency tonight, Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) will explore "his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel. Backed by a 7 piece band of fellow Joelophiles, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay."

Wizard Rifle, Huldra, Eidetic Seeing @ Bowery Electric
For your daily dose of both noise rock and metal, tonight's show with Portland, OR's Wizard Rifle is the place to be. They cite both Lightning Bolt and High on Fire as influences, and it's not hard to see why.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club, The Hunting Party @ Mercury Lounge
Slim Cessna and crew have been making gothic alt-country for over 20 years, as they recently chronicled in their new An Introduction for Young and Old Europe compilation. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Startalk Live! @ Apollo Theatre
Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his popular space-themed radio show/podcast to the Apollo with cohost Eugene Mirman and "special guests."

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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James Murphy at CBGB Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Muphy

LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy hasn't let the dissolution of his old band slow him down. He's hitting Brooklyn's Output on December 11 with frequent collaborator Tim Sweeney to DJ the club's weekly INPUT party. Tickets are on sale.

James Murphy has been a busy guy in the past few months, drumming for the recently-reunited Dungbeetle, starring in Arcade Fire's recent horror flick, DJing a Star Trek event and turning tennis data into music.

Other recently-announced Output DJ sets include Chromeo on 12/30 (tickets), DJ Koze and many more on New Year's Eve (tickets), and Bonobo on 2/5 (tickets). James Blake's DJ set at Output is this Wednesday (12/3) and tickets are still available.

Watch James Murphy's 2012 Boiler Room set below...

Continue reading "James Murphy DJing Output this month (Chromeo, DJ Koze on NYE and Bonobo DJ sets also announced)"

by Dominick Mastrangelo

Helsinki has some nice architecture...

After spending three days shooting portraits and other SoundWave tent activities for us at Lollapalooza in Chicago, BrooklynVegan photographer Dominick Mastrangelo took off to Finland for this year's Flow Festival. Keep checking back for his coverage from the fest throughout the weekend, starting now...

With Lollapalooza in the books for another year, this weekend's summer festivals look west to San Francisco for Outside Lands. And they also look east, way east, across the pond to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries whom are all holding their own festivals. Norway's Oya Festival is up and running while Sweden's Way Out West and Flow Festival in Finland take place Friday through Sunday. At the time of this writing, I'm 31,000 feet over Iceland and bound for the beautiful seaport city of Helsinki for Flow. The lineup is a healthy mix of heavy hitters, indie-popular bands as well as Finnish talent.

Last week's Lollapalooza headliners, Skrillex and OutKast, are headlining on Friday (8/8) and Sunday (8/10)respectively. The National, whose seemingly endless tour in support of last year's Trouble Will Find Me, roll in to town after playing Oya and Way Out West to headline on Saturday.

In addition to the headliners, the fest also features Röyksopp & Robyn, Polica, Little Dragon, Marissa Nadler, The Horrors, Darkside, Bill Callahan and Janelle Monae are also performing. And a handful of artists who performed at Pitchfork a few weeks ago will be making their way to Helsinki as well including Slowdive, Real Estate and Neneh Cherry.

Flow also gives a nod toward festivals like SXSW and CMJ with a host of talks on tech and music as well as a screening over 40 short films. The National will also feature on the film side with a screening of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers.

Update: Being seven hours ahead of New York, I've been out and about in Helsinki today. Posters for Flow are everywhere, the weather was gorgeous and I spent most of my afternoon out on Suomenlinna, a fortress built on six islands in the Gulf of Finland. (That beautiful weather disappeared in less than an hour as it's presently pouring outside.) Some photos from my afternoon jaunt, plus the full Flow lineup, below...

Continue reading "Flow Festival this weekend in Finland (w/ Royksopp & Robyn, The National, Darkside, Slint, Slowdive, Outkast, more)"

photos by Adela Loconte

Bonobo / Cibo Matto at Central Park Summerstage - 7/13/14
Cibo Matto

We just mentioned that Odesza played Central Park Summerstage yesterday (7/13) opening for Bonobo and Cibo Matto, and we've now got a set of pictures of the latter two. For the officially back-in-action Cibo Matto, it was their second show of the weekend after playing Warm Up at MoMA PS1 a day earlier. Bonobo will be back in NYC for Electric Zoo this August.

Summerstage shows continue with a Pete Seeger tribute (7/12), Dr. John & Hurray for the Riff Raff (8/2), Blood Orange (8/16) and more.

More pictures from yesterday's show below...

Continue reading "Bonobo & Cibo Matto @ Central Park Summerstage (pics)"

Odesza at Central Park Summerstage - 7/13/14 (via @thatlostsailor)

Electronic duo Odesza just wrapped up their short run with Bonobo at Central Park Summerstage with Cibo Matto yesterday (7/13) (anyone go? how was it?), and they've now added a bunch of headlining dates into the fall including two more stops in NYC. They're continuing to headline increasingly larger venues, and this time around will play Bowery Ballroom on October 2 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 3. Both shows are with Hayden James and Ambassadeurs. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (7/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/16) at noon.

All dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Odesza played Central Park w/ Bonobo & Cibo Matto, add more dates including 2 in NYC"

Bonobo sold out Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Adela Laconte)

The mostly-EDM electronic music festival Electric Zoo (not to be confused with Electric Daisy Carnival which just happened) announced the initial lineup earlier this month, and have now announced a ton more artists who are playing their Labor Day weekend NYC festival on Randall's Island (tip: avoid at all costs). Check out who they announced, by day and stage, below.

New on the lineup is DJ set by Bonobo whose growing tour also includes Glastonbury, The Hudson Project fest, a DJ set tour with FaltyDL, and a headlining live show at Central Park Summerstage on July 13 (free). All dates are listed below.

His set at E Zoo is at the least unbearable stage announced so far, the Riverside stage on Friday (8/29) which also includes Gesaffelstein (DJ), Jamie xx, Gorgon City, Tensnake and more.

The Summerstage show is with Bonobo's July tourmate Odesza, as well as Cibo Matto who will play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 one day earlier. Those are Cibo Matto's only two U.S. shows at the moment. They recently played in Brooklyn Bridge Park. All of their international dates are listed below.

Last we talked about FaltyDL, we had a preview of a new track off a new album. It was only a clip and not great quality though. That full song and album details have since been released, and you can listen to that song with those details below.

All dates, the FaltyDL song, the Electric Zoo lineup and more, below...

Continue reading "Electric Zoo lineup update; Bonobo & Odesza tour dates; new FaltyDL song; Cibo Matto shows (PS1 & Summerstage)"


Recently in a NYC subway, British artist Chris Shen filmed a member of local dance group W.A.F.F.L.E. doing their thing in the middle of a moving Q train. Video of that has surfaced online and can be watched below without fear of getting accidentally kicked in the face. The song they're dancing to is actually an unreleased track by NYC producer FaltyDL (who you can spot watching them on the right by the door). Check it out below.

Meanwhile, FaltyDL also has a number of international dates coming up as well as a North American tour with Bonobo in September. Unfortunately no NYC shows scheduled for now, but it shouldn't be too long before he plays his hometown again. All dates are listed, with that subway video, below...

Continue reading "watch a guy dance to a new FaltyDL song in a NYC subway (video + tour dates w/ Bonobo)"

Andrew Bird in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
Andrew Bird

NYC's Summerstage 2014 schedule was just announced and as always it features a number of free and not-free "benefit" shows in Central Park. Some highlights of the free shows include:

6/28 - 'Club Classics Live!' featuring Sam Sparro; Ultra Naté; Kevin Aviance; Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic); Company Freak w/ special guests. Plus DJ set by Andre Collins, curated by Jason King

7/8 - Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory and Luke Temple

7/9 - Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/12 - Babasónicos, Juana Molina and La Santa Cecilia (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/13 - Bonobo and Cibo Matto (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

7/21 - Pete Seeger tribute w/ Anti-Flag (acoustic), Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, James Maddock, Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes, Mike + Ruthy, Nyraine, Amanda Palmer, Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root), The Tony Lee Thomas Band and DJ sets by Kool Herc

8/2 - Dr. John & the Night Trippers and Hurray for the RIff Raff

8/16 - Blood Orange, Moses Sumney and Sean Nicholas Savage (in association with Okayplayer)

Paid shows include Beck, Conor Oberst / Dawes, Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket, and more.

Full Central Park Summerstage 2014 schedule below...

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England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...

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Tweens at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, Shining @ Webster Hall
It's a killer night for heavy music at Webster Hall with spazzy metalcore rippers The Dillinger Escape Plan, the insane Trash Talk who will surely make at least a portion of the crowd very wild, Justin Pearson's (The Locust) new punky band Retox, and Norwegian Blackjazz band Shining.

Rocket from the Crypt, The So So Glos @ The Bell House
Rocket From the Crypt is one of the great John Reis' many bands (also of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Sultans, Night Marchers, etc), and their mix of '90s punk and horn-filled rock 'n' roll swagger resulted in a handful of great records before their breakup in the mid 2000s. Now they're back on a reunion tour, and tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week. So So Glos are worth catching as well.

Tweens, Shellshag, Scully, Bennio Qwerty @ Death by Audio
Tweens make rowdy, extremely catchy garage punk that's good recorded but really comes across in a live setting. The Cincinnati band will be joined by solid local support from veteran DIY duo Shellshag, Scully (the new band from 3 members of The Splinters), and rage rock trio Bennio Qwerty (ex-North Highlands).

Kelela, Jubilee (DJ), Rizzla (DJ), special guests @ Rough Trade NYC
While the "alt-R&B" tag is getting very popular, and it's questionable how much of that stuff really deserves the "alt" prefix, Kelela definitely does. She works with various underground producers (mostly of the Night Slugs/Fade to Mind crew) and really pushes the boundaries of the genre. Tonight's her first of two sold out shows at Rough Trade.

Carsick Cars, Hamish Kilgour, White+, Cover Band @ Baby's All Right
Beijing noise rockers Carsick Cars tone down the squall a bit on their new album, letting their VU side rise to the top. The band are wrapping up their tour with a couple NYC shows, the first being tonight. The Clean's Hamish Kilgour (who produced Carsick Cars new album) opens, as do another band from Bejiing, duo White.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Lincoln Center (American Songbook)
The American Songbook series continues tonight with Hurray for the Riff Raff, who may not have the best band name, but do make great unpolished country, which takes much of its influence from over half a century ago.

Rone, Aquarian, Ital @ Glasslands
Paris/Berlin producer makes electronic music that leans more towards the cerebral side than something you would dance to. Good local and likeminded support too.

Bonobo (DJ), FaltyDL, option4, Birocratic @ Stage 48
Bonobo's live band continues to get huge (they sold out Terminal 5 their last time here), but tonight he returns on his own to DJ, and local producer FaltyDL makes this bill pretty strong too.

Tomas Barfod (DJ), Great Dane, Silent Rider @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Another DJ headliner tonight is Tomas Barfod, the Danish producer who recently signed to Secretly Canadian.

Cosmonauts, Black Sea @ Mercury Lounge
OC garage rockers Cosmonauts have grown more rhythmic and psych of late, venturing into near Madchester territory. This is the the second NYC date on their tour with Black Sea.

Dub Thompson @ Pianos
California's Dub Thompson will release their debut album in June via Dead Oceans. We've only heard one song of theirs -- the funky first single, "Dog Races," which is a little reminiscent of mid-'90s Beck or Soul Coughing. We're intrigued. This is a late show, with doors at midnight.

Neotantrik featuring Suzanne Ciani, Pietnastka @ Lincoln Center (Unsound Fest)
Unsound Festival continues tonight at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center with the first-ever collaboration between Neotantrik (Demdike Stare's Sean Canty and Andy Votel) and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Pietnastka opens, and this show is totally FREE.

Kataklysm, Aborted, Pyrexia, Winter Nights @ Saint Vitus
Arena-style death metal gets crammed into a pocket-sized package at this Vitus gig. Aborted and Kataklysm usually play package bills at big clubs; catch their blast-heavy schticks up close and personal here. Long-running Long Islanders Pyrexia keep the momentum going after returning to the fray with last year's Feast of Iniquity.

Art Garfunkel @ State Theatre
Maybe Simon wrote the songs, but Garfunkel's voice was a key part of that legendary duo's sound too, and you can catch him on his own at 3 NYC-area shows this week, this being the second.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continues his album rollout and monthly Joe's Pub shows tonight.

Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira @ Izod Center
For better or for worse, Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop have certainly gained some indie cred, which could potentially make it seem strange that they're touring with Miley. But if you live in a universe where "You're Not the One" and "I Love It" sound out of place on a playlist next to "Wrecking Ball," you live in a different universe than us. This is their first of three NYC-area dates, with Barclays Center happening this Saturday and Nassau Coliseum later in the month.

The Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) show that would have happened at Bowery Ballroom tonight was postponed to April 28.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Hudson Project

Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.

In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."

Full initial lineup below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013

Slayer surfer

More pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE, Slayer included....

Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.

After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]

The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.

We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.

photos by Adela Loconte

Bonobo @ Terminal 5 - 10/12/13
Bonobo, Paul Basic
Bonobo, Paul Basic

UK producer Bonobo released his newest album, North Borders, this past spring via Ninja Tune, and he's been supporting it on the road, hitting increasingly larger venues. Back in April, around the album's release, he came to NYC for a sold out Webster Hall show, and this past Saturday (10/12) he returned for his largest headlining show here yet, Terminal 5 (also sold out). Bonobo performed with live instrumentation and live vocals, making for a much more fleshed-out affair than you may have guessed you'd gotten from listening to the record. After the show, Bonobo headed to Slake to DJ the official afterparty (anyone go to that? how was it?). Pictures of the T5 show, including opener Paul Basic, are in this post.

More below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Fun Fun Fun Fest

As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.

Full lineup and flyer below...

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As mentioned on BV Austin, Fun Fun Fun Fest just announced the first five artists who will play the eighth edition of the fest, which happens at Austin's Auditorium Shores on November 8, 9 and 10. This year's line-up will include The Julie Ruin (who just played Northside), The Walkmen (ditto), Bonobo, Judge, and Ice-T. A limited number of FUN2 Early Bird discounted tickets are on sale Thursday morning (6/20) at 10 AM Central.

Meanwhile, FFF is also playing "Guess the Fest" where they invite you to name 20 bands/comedians you think will play FFFF8. The person with the most right answers will win airline tickets to Austin and deluxe "Homie Passes" for two. You can enter until July 2 and GtF's website has all the details.


As mentioned, UK producer Bonobo is releasing his new album, North Borders, on April 1 via Ninja Tune and supporting it with a tour. That tour comes to NYC for a previously mentioned show at Webster Hall on April 12. When we heard that show sold out we admit to being a little surprised, but apparently he's way bigger than we thought, because he'll be back in NYC this fall for a show at Terminal 5 on October 12. Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday, March 29 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/27) at noon. No word on openers for that one yet but Shigeto and Nickodemus open at Webster Hall.

While Bonobo's in NYC for the Webster Hall show, he also DJs a party at Public Assembly (4/12) later that night with Nickodemus and Wiseacre. Tickets for that are still available.

Updated dates are listed, along with the video for North Borders single, "Cirrus," below.

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Tickets to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see David Byrne and St. Vincent at The Wellmont Theatre and The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Alice Cooper at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Clutch, The Sword and Lionize at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Stornoway at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Total Control at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Steve Earle & The Dukes and The Mastersons at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at 12:36 PM.

Tickets to see Mikal Cronin at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Beach Fossils will play Brooklyn Bowl on March 20. It's a free show but you do need to RSVP.

Tickets to see Weird Al Yankovic at The Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Jonathan Toubin "play the hits" at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Chicago is playing Capitol Theatre on June 22Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see oOoOO at Glasslands are on sale now.

Ronnie Spector is playing City Winery on May 6 and 7. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

After Bonobo's sold out Webster Hall show with Shigeto and Nickodemus on April 12, Bonobo will DJ a late show at Public Assembly, also with Nickodemus. TIckets for that show are on sale now.

Fountains of Wayne have a few shows coming up this month, including a super-intimate show in NYC on March 19 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All of their upcoming dates are listed below.

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