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ooioo

Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound. You can stream "Atatawa" from it and watch a live performance of album-opener "Don Ah" below. It gets a worldwide release on July 1 via Thrill Jockey.

OOIOO will be coming over from Japan to play some live dates this summer, including two in NYC: July 18 at Rough Trade and July 20 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for Rough Trade go on sale today at noon, and no word yet on LPR.

All dates are listed, along with song stream and video, below...

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Pissed Jeans @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Pissed Jeans

Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" series is returning for another season of Saturday outdoor shows during the warmer months at the Brooklyn venue (484 Union Ave). This year is a co-production with Other Music and things kick off on May 31 with dub DJ crew Blazer Sound System and a live performance from Permanent Love. The initial June lineup has been announced, featuring Pissed Jeans (6/7), Latin soul singer Joe Bataan (6/14), and Liquor Store, Call of the Wild and a TBA "Special Guest Headliner" (6/21).

The June 28 show is with drum-centric combo IIII (Four) featuring Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf) and Ben Vida. It's a high-concept piece they'll be performing:

The original piece, which has been performed in New York and at various music venues such as the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia with a range of 4 to up to 40 drummers, was written for 4 lead drummers who each expressed one of the four seasons we experience on the planet through a rhythm; spring, summer, fall and winter. Through each rhythm a multi-dimensional dialogue is created between the other musicians performing. This concept piece morphed into a musical composition which embraces the change seen on our planet as it goes through transitions and seasonal / environmental progression.
All "Summer Thunder" shows are free, start at 2 PM and are 21+. Flyer and initial schedule (we're told some more pretty big name will be announced soon, so stay tuned), below...

Continue reading "Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series -- June 2014 lineup (Pissed Jeans, 'IIII' w/ Brian Chase & more)"

by Doug Moore

Vampillia...maybe
Vampillia

Members are consist of 3 vocals; the ugliest rock star Psychic Yamanashi whose voice is nothing but annoying. Another vocal is Death voice from wood cutter Mongoloid who is very manly with secret naive heart. Mysterious Opera voice from beastly monster Velladon. They are backed by 3 strings; Punk and Classic, Progressive, also by piano, twin guitars, base, broadcasting. Main drum is skillful Chikada famous of World's end girlfriend, and support drum is Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins. There are Toyohito Yoshida from BOREDOMS as a guardian god.

--Vampillia band bio

If you're not familiar, Japan's Vampillia are an extremely odd offshoot of the legendary noise/punk band Boredoms -- the anything-goes chaotic vibe is similar, but Vampillia focuses more heavily on pomp and theatricality. You can check out the thoroughly weird video they produced in advance of their upcoming SXSW performance below. They've also toured with the likes of Jarboe and Nadja; you can hear their excellent recorded collaboration with the latter below as well.

Vampillia will be returning to SXSW for the third time this year, and they'll be putting in a number of other live appearances during their time in the country as well. Three of them will be in New York City. First, they'll play at Silent Barn on March 8 alongside Mick Barr (playing a rare 'slow' solo set), Kevin Hufnagel, & MV Carbon. Two days later, they'll play Death By Audio on March 10, along with Colin Marston, Geryon, & Mossenek, which is Barr's collaboration with vocalist Chuck Bettis. (Mossenek have an upcoming release on American Tapes; they also have a full-length and a Japanese tour w/ Nadja and Vampillia in the works.) Since Geryon features both members of Krallice's rhythm section and both Marston and Barr hold down guitar spots in the band, their entire lineup will be performing...separately. How often does that happen?

Vampillia will put in one more NYC appearance after SXSW -- they're playing the Knitting Factory on March 16, along with Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum, Zarigani$, Happy, & Starmarie, as part of the "Japan Nite" tour (which also includes an appearance at Athens's Slingshot Festival). Tickets are available.

UPDATE: Vampillia also play NYC on March 7 at Trans-Pecos with Guardian Alien (ex-Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's band), G Lucas Crane and Brian Chase; and March 9 at Pianos with Leah Lazonick, Snowday, England in 1819, and Three Thousand Rivers.

Mick Barr also has a third NYC show coming up -- March 21 at Secret Project Robot, alongside Ornament & Total Life, both of which are offshoots of the experimental unit Growing.

Check out the aforementioned Vampillia jams and the list of all of their currently announced dates below...

Continue reading "Vampillia (members of Boredoms) touring, playing NYC shows with members of Krallice & others (dates & streams)"

Chelsea Light Moving at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore, the guitar visionary of Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving and many other collaborations (he just wrapped up a residency at The Stone with various collaborators), is set to receive The Fly's Living Legend Award in London this February, and ahead of that The Fly asked him to list his Favorite Songs of All Time.

That list includes songs by Patti Smith, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, T. Rex, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Lou Reed, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Minor Threat, Black Flag and more. Check out his full list below...

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by Lukas Hodge

Ariel Pink / art "yurts" / Yoshimi of Boredoms @ NYC Station to Station 9/6/2013
Station to Station - NYC
Station to Station - NYC
Station to Station - NYC

The cross country Station to Station tour, a public art project made possible by Levi's, was launched on Friday night in Williamsburg in a massive sound stage located right on the east river waterfront. Conceived by artist Doug Aitken, Station to Station involves a rotating cast of visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and more who travel together on a single train. The NYC show, which happened at Riverfront Studios in Williamsburg on Friday (9/6), felt more like an art event (or Fashion Week party) than a concert and very much the "happening" it was billed as. (Most of these happen at actual train stations.) A welcome change to normal show-going.

Accompanying the musical aspects of the tour are rotating art installations, or, "Nomadic Sculptures." Designed by artists from all over the world, the pieces are built as small huts or "yurts." Watch a video below about the nomadic sculptures in Pittsburgh.

One of the yurts, designed by experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, worked as a screening room for his film "Lucifer Rising." Other sculptures included Belgian artist Carsten Höller's interactive yurt which was full of holes that participants could throw frisbees through. Another, maybe more ambitious, sculpture by Los Angeles artist Liz Glynn acts as an interactive reconstruction of the universe itself. Evolving as the tour goes on, her yurt began as a pitch black walk through complete with heavy black curtains and headlamps used by participants to navigate. All of the sculptures are positioned outside of the ticketed area, allowing anyone access to them (though this was not the case at the Brooklyn kickoff).

Additionally, tour sponsor, Levi's had their own yurts set up as well. One included a loom from which denim products were constructed in real time, personalized with patches and products sourced locally from each stop by artists, and then sold in another tent known as the "Makers yurt.

The Kansas City Cobras, a marching band based around community outreach for young teens, have been opening the nights up so far by performing outside and marching into the respective venue, collectively segueing into Los Angeles Sub Pop outfit No Age's set in an impressive display of collaboration. Intentional or not, it absolutely sets the tone for the entire Station to Station experience.

As for the music, Ariel Pink, YOSHIMO aka Yoshimi of Japanese experimental group Boredoms (who also opened for Kim Gordon's band Body/Head at Union Pool last night), and No Age (their second NYC show that week) all performed at both New York and Pittsburgh dates. Electronic pioneers Suicide headlined the Brooklyn kickoff show and their sandblasting noise was as loud as any metal band. Thurston Moore and John Moloney joined the tour in Pittsburgh (and dedicated songs to both Yoko Ono and the Steelers).

On the entire nationwide tour, the stage is wrapped in three giant screens which work as both impressive lighting/backdrop for the performances and also to showcase short films between sets. There were also non-musical between-band performances, like a slo-mo choreographed piece on rollerskates. The Brooklyn kickoff finished with a bit of pyrotechnics: a metal trellis wired with a rainbow of smoke bombs exploded against a battery of bright lights. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.

Station to Station hit Chicago last night (9/10). Mavis Staples joined the party in the windy city, and we'll have a full report and pictures from that soon up on BV Chicago. The next stop is in Minneapolis on Thursday (9/12) with No Age, Eleanor Friedberger and White Mystery.

Check out more pictures from the NYC kickoff event, as well as some from Pittsburgh, below.

Continue reading "Station to Station kicked off with 'happenings' in NYC and Pittsburgh (pics & more)"

Ariel Pink at Do Division 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Ariel Pink

As discussed, artist Doug Aitken is presenting the traveling Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour this year, with a variety of different artists in different cites. The NYC stop on the tour (which is the start of this whole thing) happens on September 6, and since we last spoke, more details have been announced. It happens at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn Navy Yard and runs from 6:30-10:30 PM.

Musicians playing the NYC stop include No Age, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Connan Mockasin, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Jim Jarmusch & SQÜRL, The Boredoms, African American marching band The Kansas City Marching Cobras, and more TBA. There will also be a "surprise" from Rirkrit Tiravanija and a Technicolor smoke performance from Olaf Breuning. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/9) at noon.

Other artists added to other cities include Giorgio Moroder, Beck, Cat Power, Cold Cave, THEESatisfaction, Sun Araw, and more. Head to Station to Station's site for tickets and more info on the other cities. Full tour schedule (as it stands now), below...

Continue reading "Station to Station tour lineup additions & ticket info (NYC stop includes Ariel Pink, No Age, Boredoms & more)"

Boadrum777 (more here)
Boredoms

After events in NYC on 9/9/9 and 8/8/8 with nine and 88 drummers respectively, the original Boadrum show in DUMBO on 7/7/7 with 77 drummers will be released on video:

On July 7th, 2007 at 7:07 PM, Japanese group Boredoms, orchestrated a performance by 77 drummers at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, NY. Nearly three years later, the experience is finally making its way to DVD. 77 Boa Drum is the official live performance documentary of the event, complete with behind the scenes rehearsal footage, interviews, and of course, lots of footage of the actual performance.

The momentous event was filmed by Jun Kawaguchi and his crew, web-TV sites like VBS TV, Viva-Radio, and several unknown You Tube cameramen. Kawaguchi, a big fan of Boredoms, had spent a decade chronicling the band's live performances and the 77 Boa Drum concert was no different. After editing his footage together with live footage captured and posted on You Tube, the 89 minute documentary was born.

The DVD will see release in the US on Thrill Jockey Records on September 7th and come with a series of photo postcards not available in the Japanese edition.

The movie is being screened on Wednesday, September 1st @ IndieScreen (285 Kent Avenue) at 8 and 10PM. Dig on the trailer, cover art, as well as more YouTube videos (some of them which might be on the DVD) from that show, below...

Continue reading "77 Boa Drum coming to DVD & to a theater in Brooklyn"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

some of the stars of ATP NY 2009
Boredoms
Hopewell

What's almost the exact opposite of a soothing set of Seven Swans performed by one of the most delicate singers in indie rock? Try nine drummers (including Hisham Bharoocha, Zach Hill, and Kid Millions among other notables) bashing your fucking skull for so long that the stage manager has to come out to unplug their gear and remove toms from underneath them! That's how I started my ATP Day 3... with the Boredoms blowing my mind.

Starting off with sparse chords on the monstrous multi-neck guitar/percussive device, Eye set a calm and reflective mood... and then the cymbals. And then the toms. And then eight drummers pummeled away led by Yoshimi P-We. And then the synced rimshots that recalled an Animal Collective beat. All of this happened before a ninth drummer was carried into the show like an emperor while doing a call and response with the other eight.

Within about 10 minutes, I knew that Boredoms would take the prize as best show at Kutsher's that weekend. The sheer power of the coordinated drums, along with pregnant pauses and killer synth effects performed via keys, CD-DJ tables, and broomsticks (!) were beyond jaw dropping.

Following Boredoms, I poked my head into Oneida's Ocropolis for the first of many times. For 10+ hours, Oneida basically had the small and very decorated room all to themselves for a long jam session with their friends. Reportedly, the band had tape rolling the whole time (Ocropolis is the name of their Brooklyn recording studio) and had visuals provided by the Mighty Robot AV Squad. With local standbys like BJ Warshaw of Parts & Labor/Shooting Spires fame, Chris Weingarten (ex P&L), Todd P, and many others spotted in the Sportsman's Bar, it seemed like Brooklyn in the Catskills. Unfortunately, I missed every single special guest appearance (word is, and in part according to a sign on the door, Soft Circle, Yoshimi, Aaron from Tall Firs, Zach Hill, Steven Drozd and many others all popped in) but the band was very interesting to watch, alternating between songs, and droney ambient jams.

Caribou was next in the main room and the 16-piece(!) band including Sun Ra Arkestra member Marshall Allen, Koushik, Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and many others. I had no expectations heading into the set and was pleasantly surprised, although I found the mix to have waaay too much low end.

I ducked out of Caribou early to catch the last twenty minutes of Hopewell who was billed to be playing "The Desperation Suite," "complete with a female choir and avant-garde saxophonist Mark Marinoff". From what little I saw, the three person "choir" did little but coo, ooh, ahh, and coordinate a dance, but the band did close with a rousing cover of Jane's Addiction's classic "Of Course".

continued below...

Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 - Day 3 pics & review (Boredoms, Caribou, Deerhoof, Boris, Jarmusch, Oneida, that crazy guy...)"

photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands (MP3)

For those complaining that the Flaming Lips didn't play any old songs, know this: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' was released in 1939 - benjamin redder

ATP NY

"Those confetti-spewing, peace-loving, Bush-hating hippie weirdos the Flaming Lips are set to tussle with Stephen Colbert on a new episode of "The Colbert Report" airing this Wednesday, according to the TV show's official site. If previous musical guest appearances are any indication, the Lips will perform a song from their new album, Embryonic (due October 13 on Warner Bros.), and take part in a delightfully antagonistic chat with the host." [P4K]
The Flaming Lips played songs off that new album during their festival-closing set at ATP on Sunday night (9/13). One of them is available for free download above.

Employing many of their old, but still great, tricks, The Flaming Lips were the perfect Kutscher's headliner (and curator of Sunday's lineup). It was big, yet intimate. Their set was sensory overload with loud music, psychedelic projections, lights, smoke, confetti, balloons, streamers, lasers (that the band gave out to the audience), fans in costumes, people in costume on stage (fully dressed yetis on the left, scantily clad yetis on the right), stage hands in orange jumpsuits, lots of screaming people, Wayne in his gray suit with megaphone, and other various instruments. That includes an old style trumpet that he played a funeral march on, and the gong. Their was Obama cheering and sing-a-longs. There was no hand puppet, War Pigs or Hulk hands. There was talk of weed and the smell of it in the air.

The show started with a projection of a woman with her legs spread - a spinning hypnotic circle covered her most private of areas which got closer and closer and closer until all of a sudden the 3 non-Wayne band members made their grand entrance right through it (through a flap in the video screen at the back of the stage actually). Wayne then immediately kicked things off in the giant inflatable bubble.

They went on around 11:45 on Sunday night. I was outside of Kutscher's and on my way home in a car by 1:40 AM (then after some minor pit stops, I was home in Brooklyn around 4:30 Monday morning).

Wayne took time more than once throughout their set to repeatedly thank all the bands who played the festival including the Boredoms who played their killer Boadrum 9 set the same day. As others have pointed out, Yoshimi of the Boredoms (who I can't confirm was actually in the room watching) was there, and the Lips played "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" as part of their set.

"The lyrics of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots concern a diverse array of subject matter, mostly deeply melancholy ponderings about love, mortality, artificial emotion, pacifism, and deception, while telling the story of Yoshimi's battle. The title character is believed to be an allusion to Boredoms/OOIOO member Yoshimi P-We, who also performs on the album. Some listeners consider Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots to be a concept album; however, the story is debated, as it is only directly apparent in the first four tracks. However, despite the story-type title and science fiction themes of the album, the Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne, has made it clear that the album is not intended to be a concept album" [Wiki]
That kind of worked out that a Flaming Lips-curated NY ATP happened right around the time of 9/9/9 (when the Boredoms would want be be back in NY anyway to do their follow up show to 8/8/8 and 7/7/7).

Wayne could also be seen walking around and enjoying the upstate NY festival throughout the weekend. One great moment happened earlier on Sunday as Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier took time out from their set to thank everyone. As he thanked the Lips for inviting them, he turned his head to the side of the stage to direct his comment right at Wayne, who was in fact standing there watching.

No, there weren't old songs. Yes, they did play 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'. BBG's take on it, and the rest of the pictures from the weekend are coming soon (though Day One are already HERE). An interview we did with Wayne (with Ryan Muir-taken portraits) is coming soon too. The rest of the Flaming Lips pics and the setlist, below....

Continue reading "Flaming Lips played & curated ATP NY (pics & setlist), appearing on the Colbert Report Wednesday"

photos by Paul Birman

Boredoms

  1. "just had my first BOREDOMS live moment, not far from best music experience possible" - Vincent Moon
  2. "FUCK YEAH BOREDOMS :DDDD acid police was amazing." - Ivy Liu
  3. "Boredoms 9-9-9 show was unreal/intense! Danga' dang dang. Lichens opened & couldn't have been a better fit." - Forest Juziuk
  4. "the boredoms just performed one of the most beautiful sets i've ever heard" - Luke Crawford
  5. "Boredoms = epic epic epic." - Kenya Jones
  6. "Boredoms were HOLY MOTHERFUCKIN AMAZING. Zach Hill was one of the drummers, and the guy from Soft Circle... not sure of the rest" - Anonymous
  7. "Boredoms play a set of hits with nine drum bliss..." - robbym
  8. "BTW, the Boredoms show earlier tonight was easily one of the best live shows I've ever attended. Despite the annoying crowd...- Matt Hawkins
  9. "Boadrum 9 was one of the best moments of my life" - Justin Chun"
Lichens opened. Boredoms hit the stage at 9:09 pm. 99 pictures below...

Continue reading "99 pictures & 9 reviews of the Boredoms' Boadrum 9 @ Terminal 5 in NYC on 9/9/9"

Boredoms

Not going to ATP NY this weekend? You have four shows to choose from in NYC tonight (9/9/9) that will give you a taste.

More about these shows and other ATP-NY-related performances happening this week and next, HERE.

Like The Feelies, Boredoms are also playing a third NY show in addition to NYC & ATP. And, "on September 29th, the legendary Boredoms will be issuing their "Super Roots 10" EP on Thrill Jockey in all territories outside of Japan. The release will be available as a limited double 12" release. The album is produced by EYE and all the artwork was created and designed by EYE as well." That's the cover art for the EP above. Tracklist below...

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Hopewell - "Stranger" (MP3)

Hopewell
hopewell

If you haven't noticed, ATP NY is a little more than a week away, and though there will be a ton of one-off appearances at the festival, one could ATTEMPT to see all of the bands in their NYC appearances. I prefer to kill all of it in one fell swoop, and that's why the ATP set times are below. For those that prefer the former, this post is also for you, as we rounded up some of the NYC shows that surround this mammoth festival.

One show we haven't mentioned thus far is Hopewell, who in addition to their support slot for Dead Meadow on 9/9 on a Rocks Off Cruise, will also play an "ATP warm-up show" at The Cameo Art Gallery show on 9/10 with a full choir (!) and projections. To be more specific, they will actually be performing the Desperation Suite set that they put together for ATP NY.

Want to go to Dead Meadow/Hopewell on the boat? I have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away. More details on how to enter at the bottom of this post.

BoredomsBoredoms are scheduled to play Boadrum 9 at Terminal 5 on 9/9 (at 9:09:09?). Tickets are still available.

The Feelies have set aside 9/13 for Brooklyn (namely, Southpaw -tix here) to play TWO sets, that's as many days after they play Crazy Rhythms in it's entirety at ATP.

Circulatory System plays Le Poisson Rouge on 9/9 (tickets).

Deerhoof is scheduled to play Le Poisson Rouge on 9/15. Tickets are on sale.

Melvins are touring NYC with Down, Weedeater, and Evil Army, hitting Nokia on 9/11 (tix). The band headlines ATP Stage Two on 9/12 (Sat).

Super Furry Animals have a pair of NYC-area dates scheduled, including Maxwell's on 9/12 and Highline on 9/11. Tickets for both are here.

Grouper is scheduled to team up with Tim Hecker for a show as part of the Wordless Music Series on 9/11. Tickets are still available.

Dirty Three play Bowery Ballroom on 9/13 (tix), two days after they play Ocean Songs in full at ATP.

The Drones are scheduled to play all of their LP Wait Long By The River at ATP, and will also play The Bell House on 9/9. Tickets are still available. Bridezilla will support The Drones at The Bell House and are also playing The Annex on 9/10.

And last, but certainly not least, Autolux & Sleepy Sun are teaming up at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/14 (tix) and 9/15 (tix) respectively.

Check out the ATP NY Set Times below....

Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 is almost here - SET TIMES & related NYC SHOWS (including Hopewell w/ a choir & on a boat) "

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Boredoms: BOADRUM 9 shows in 2009
Wed 09/09 @ Terminal 5 in NYC
Fri 09/11 @ Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY w/ Deerhunter
Sun 09/13 @ Kutshers Country Resort in Monticello, NY (ATP NY)

I have one pair of tickets to giveaway to the Terminal 5 show. Details on entering the contest below...

Continue reading "Boredoms playing 3 September shows, all in NY (state) "

ATP NY

All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) is happy to announce its return to Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York for the 2nd annual ATP New York festival. The event will be held Sept 11-13, 2009. Last year's festival, co-curated by My Bloody Valentine, was a critical and cultural success with rave reviews from media and fans. This year's Fest will be co-curated by The Flaming Lips.
ATP has announced the final lineup additions to this year's festival. That includes the comedians who will be joining David Cross on Friday night, and official confirmation that it will in fact be Bob Mould who will be playing Husker Du songs (a whole LP to be exact) with No Age (who also just announced some NYC shows). Every act who plays Sunday will be playing some kind of special set...
Recently added were Crystal Castles, Super Furry Animals, Boris performing Feedbacker, Low Lows and "Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew. Other announced acts include Boredoms continuing their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane), Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) and more.
Other brand new additions to Sunday are Menomena, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Birds Of Avalon, and Hopewell.

Circulatory System, was added in the last announcement, and have since revealed an entire tour. Dead Meadow play ATP on Saturday and will perform on a boat in NYC that same week. The Feelies have a Brooklyn show scheduled. Super Furry Animals play NYC and NJ in addition to ATP. The list of related shows goes on...

Unfortunately missing from the ATP NY schedule is Nick Cave - not that he was ever supposed to be there, but in addition to being very involved with ATP in general, he was recently confirmed to be only a short car ride away just one day after the festival ends. Full 2009 lineup below...

Continue reading "ATP NY final 2009 lineup -- Bob Mould (now official), Eugene Mirman, Menomena, Hopewell & more (but not Nick Cave) "

Sufjan Stevens w/ Clogs @ BAM in February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Sufjan Stevens

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Sufjan Stevens to the ATP-curated Saturday lineup. Stevens, who will be releasing Run Rabbit Run (a re-arrangement of his 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit) in October, has not played a US show in over two years, and this is sure to be a special performance. [ATP NY]
Sufjan is one of the most recent additions to ATP NY, running September 11th-13th in Monticello, NY. It'll be his first show in a while, though over the past year Sufjan has made appearances joining St. Vincent at BAM, The Welcome Wagon at St. Paul's Lutheran and the Clogs with My Brightest Diamond (which you can see above) again at BAM .

Sufjan will be joined on the Saturday bill by new additions Shellac, Circulatory System and Grouper (who we previously announced).

On the Sunday, the Flaming Lips-curated bill has added Crystal Castles, who has been touring North America and Europe. They're also on the schedule for All Points West on August 1st.

Other Sunday additions are Super Furry Animals (who are also playing Maxwell's and Highline Ballroom), Boris, Low Lows and Oneida, the latter of which will perform a special set, described below...

"Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew.
Limited tickets for the fest are still on sale. Ongoing coverage of ATP NY and related NYC-area shows HERE. Full lineup so far below...

Continue reading "ATP NY adds Sufjan Stevens, Boris, Shellac, Crystal Castles & more - full updated lineup"

Old Radio

I previously mentioned the big Mandela concert going down at MSG on July 18th. Well, that show was moved to Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are still on sale. The lineup includes Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Gaynor, Will.I.Am, Dave Stewart, Angelique Kidjo, Jesse McCartney, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, and Baaba Maal.

Another upcoming show at Radio City involves the music of Lord of the Rings.

Andrew Bird plays there tonight (6/18).

Tickets are currently on AmEx presale for the Boredoms show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are currently on AmEx presale for the Gossip show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are currently on AmEx presale for the Dirty Three show happening at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Malajube show at Mercury Lounge. There are also shows scheduled at Littlefield and Maxwell's.

Tickets are currently on AmEx presale for the Warlocks show at Bowery Ballroom.

The Smithereens are playing The Bell House in Brooklyn on June 26th (TICKETS), and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on June 27th (TICKETS).

Ted Leo has been added as the opener for the State Radio show happening at The Stone Pony's Summerstage on July 10th. Tickets are on sale. Make that his third upcoming NJ show, plus he's playing one this summer in NYC too. Chris Leo is reading on Friday night.

Anvil are touring with, and opening for AC/DC at Giants Stadium on July 31st. In June Anvil played in a movie theater. Video of Anvil playing "School Love" in 1984, below...

The Pietasters and Catch 22 are opening for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at The Stone Pony Summerstage on August 16th. Tickets are on sale.

No tickets necessary to see Thee Oh Sees at the Siren Festival.

Tickets are still on sale for the Black Crowes show Levon Helm is opening at Central Park Summerstage on September 2nd.,

The 7th annual Brian Setzer Orchestra "Christmas Rocks!" Extravaganza takes place at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 30th. Tickets are on sale. Video of the Stray Cats, Live at Fridays, below...

Doveman plays with members of The National at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (6/18). La Blogoteque video of Doveman below...

Continue reading "Stevie Wonder, Smithereens, Boredoms, Ted Leo, Anvil, Mighty Bosstones, Levon Helm, Gossip & other tix"

Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC in March 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
Boredoms

First came 7/7/7, then 8/8/8, and in 2009 the Boredoms will bring their Boadrum 9 drumming show to NYC's Terminal 5 on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. Unlike past "Boadrum" events though, this one is not free. In fact, Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at 11am. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.

Also unlike last year's NYC Boadrum show, the actual Boredoms will be there, BUT it's questionable whether there will be 99 drummers along with them (and not just because it seems impossible given the venue they've chosen)...

Last year there were two simultaneous Boadrum events - the real Boredoms were at the one in LA while 88 other drummers led by Gang Gang Dance performed on the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn (home of this year's Pool Parties). The year before that there were 77 drummers in Dumbo.

This year's show (9/9/9) is four days before the band plays the ATP NY Fest, and though details are limited for the NYC show at this second, the ATP show (taking place on 9/13/9) is advertising that "the Boredoms will continue their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage." Probably just 9 at Terminal 5 too? UPDATE: yes, 9 drummers. confirmed.

Boredoms did play NYC in 2008 also, but it was a non-Boadrum show at Terminal 5 (they must have liked it there).

Besides those gigs, the band is also scheduled to play a Pacific Ocean cruise on July 22nd, during the next solar eclipse. Joining them will be Gang Gang Dance and Japanese band Goma. More info on that show, with a poster, below...

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Boss Hog @ Maxwell's (more by Tim Griffin)
Boss Hog

Friday will feature a first New York show in a long time by The Jesus Lizard and newly announced, ATP favourites Iron and Wine. They will join the Don't Look Back shows also taking place on Friday: The Feelies performing Crazy Rhythms, New York's finest Suicide performing their first LP, Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs and The Drones performing Wait Long By The River... The evening will be rounded off with the Comedy Stage hosted and curated by the one and only David Cross.

Saturday is curated by ATP and is headlined by Animal Collective and an exclusive performance by Panda Bear. Other confirmed acts include the newly announced Boss Hog, Deerhunter and Bridezilla, plus the previously announced Melvins, Black Dice, Dead Meadow, Autolux, EL-P, Akron Family, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and the hotly tipped Sleepy Sun.

Sunday is curated by the outlandish Flaming Lips. Every act that plays will perform an exclusive special show, bespoke for this event. First up are the Boredoms who will continue their BOREDRUM [BOADRUM?] series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. No Age will perform a whole LP by Husker Du including special guest vocalist [um... Bob Mould?]. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and more. Finally Stardeath and White Dwarfs also join the line-up, with lots more to be announced!

This is great. Full (current) lineup (in list format), and more info, below...

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On August 8th, 2008 [8.8.08], Nike Sportswear will present Boredoms' 88Boadrum -- an unprecedented aural and visual experience, on the same day in New York and Los Angeles.
Today is 8/7/8. Tomorrow is 8/8/8. Here's who will be drumming at the LA show...

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Today is 8/7/8. Tomorrow is 8/8/8. Here's who will be drumming at the NYC show...

Continue reading "the list of 88 drummers playing 8 / 8 / 8 (in NYC)"

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88 on 8/8/8. Tickets are available for Brooklyn and LA.

77Boadrum in Brooklyn - 7/7/07 (more)
Boredoms 77 drums

...Japanese psych-noise-crazy-genius-types Boredoms will once again bring the clattering of oh-so-many drums to the States this summer, in a bi-coastal sequel to last year's wildly successful 77BoaDrum event. This time out, they're calling it 88BoaDrum, and performances of the brand new 88-minute composition from Boredoms leader Eye will take place August 8 (8/8/08, you see) in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York.

The Los Angeles event will take place beginning at 8:08 PM PST at the city's famed La Brea Tar Pits, and will feature 88 drummers selected by both the Boredoms and 88Boadrum artistic director Hisham Bharoocha of Soft Circle. The New York event, conducted on behalf of the Boredoms by Brooklyn's own Gang Gang Dance, goes down at 8:08 PM EST at the Williamsburg waterfront.

Both BoaDrums will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for entry. They'll be available starting Friday, July 18 at brownpapertickets.com, at L.A.'s Amoeba Records and the L.A. County Museum of Art, or at New York's Other Music and Sound Fix Records. Only one ticket will be available per person.

88BoaDrum is presented by Nike Sportswear, who will bring you the commemorative "88Boadrum NSW Tee collection". Attendees will be able to purchase t-shirts, featuring designs by Eye, that will be hand-screened at the events... [Pitchfork]

This has been rumored since last year, and as many have pointed out, is during All Points West. it's also the first day the 2008 Summer Olympics, Iggy Pop @ Terminal 5 and Hercules & Love Affair at Irving Plaza.

Boredoms @ Other Music - March 31, 2008 (Tim Soter)
Boredoms @ Other Music

The Boredoms' Other Music in-store was a once in a lifetime experience for those in attendance who got to witness Japan's legendary experimental tribalists up close in such a small space. With the band's three drummers Muneomi Senju, Yojiro and Yoshimi P-We, EYE's table of effects and a wall of amplifiers taking up half the shop floor, there wasn't any room for the seven-neck guitar, but the group's 40-or-so-minute set was every bit as intense and visceral as Sunday's show at Terminal 5. We have a full review to come; in the meantime, here are a couple of photos courtesy of Tim Soter from last night's performance. Boredom's new album, Super Roots 9 (on Thrill Jockey), will be available for download next Tuesday, April 8th, and the CD is currently in stock at our NYC shop. [Other Music]
Check out another review of the Terminal 5 show @ WFMU.

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Trent Wolbe

Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC - March 30, 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
Boredoms, Terminal 5 In The Round

Wearing a cast. That's the how Yamantaka Eye brought the tribal noise of the Boredoms at Terminal 5 last night. Most bands are lucky to have a guy with 1/3 of the energy.... Eye did it with one foot. Opening the show "playing" a strange synth contained in two orbs of light, the Boredoms powered through a seemingly endless crescendo of thundering drums and power electronics. Alternating between a squelching electronics/sampler/keyboard setup and his massive seven-neck guitar (used as a PERCUSSIVE instrument), Yamantaka Eye barked, yelped and chanted over the triple drum attack of Muneomi Senju, Yojiro, Yoshimi P-We. It was majestic and primal all at once.

Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC - March 30, 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
Stage setup

With the stage situated in the middle of the floor (the show was billed as "In The Round"), close to every view was a decent one... and I know I changed mine quite a few times.

I got there later and was told that Soft Circle (aka Hisham Bharoocha of ex-Black Dice fame) didn't make it, though someone someone else is saying he just played really early. Did anyone check out Black Pus (aka Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt)?

Boredoms are at Other Music tonight (March 31). Black Pus are at Market Hotel on Tuesday (April 1). A (video) taste of last night below....

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