Entries tagged with: Boris

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Growing - Live at ATP (MP3, MEDIAFIRE)

Boris @ Webster Hall (more by Jason Bergman)
Boris

As someone anonymously pointed out in the Maxwell's show post, Boris are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on 12/3, this time with Clouds and Growing. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for their 11/9 Maxwell''s show are also still available.

The Maxwell's show is before Boris's tour with Nine Inch Nails. The Brooklyn date is one of four shows that Boris has lined up with Growing after the NIN tour. It's possible Clouds are playing those other three post-NIN shows too, but that information hasn't been released yet. Stay tuned for updates.

In typical Boris style, the band released a new probably limited live album? I think... well.. does anyone speak Japanese?

Growing dropped their latest effort All The Way in September, played ATP NY that same month, and then went on tour with Hot Chip.

Clouds also shared a NYC bill with Boris when they played Webster Hall back in July. Torche played that show too and that's who Clouds is going back out on tour with later this month. All dates for everyone below...

Continue reading "Boris, Clouds & Growing - updated 2008 Tour Dates (MHOW)"

Boris @ South Street Seaport (more by Chris La Putt)
Boris

Boris returns to our area on November 9th. Tickets are now on sale for a show at Maxwell's. (thx Chris & Paul)

words by Montreal's BrooklynVegan Mike, photos by Zach Dilgard

growing

Growing (Joe Denardo and Kevin Doria) are an experimental/drone duo originally from Seattle that have relocated to Brooklyn. Growing's music resides on a very specific plane that embraces intense rhythmic patterns and quirky experimentation. Ranging between pedal-heavy loop collages and electronic ambient explorations, they are equally at home opening for Boris (as they did in April) as they are opening for Hot Chip, which is what they're doing on their next tour that hits Pop Montreal October 1st and NYC two and three days later.

Like Boris, their catalog is incredibly varied. Their new record for The Social Registry, All The Way, is an unrelenting panorama of looped effects and mesmerizing drone at very determined pacing. The new single, "Wrong Ride" (video below), sounds like the soundtrack to a nitrous high under a radiator. I haven't stopped listening to All The Way since it dropped a couple weeks ago and I'm looking forward to their next live show.

This past weekend they played the ATP festival in upstate NY. Download their set as an MP3. More ATP pictures, the video, and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "a spotlight on Growing (ATP NY pics included)"

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
NIN

BSODs have been plaguing NIN on their current tour. In fact, one has been popping up on the giant display behind them at just about every concert. So what's the deal? Will Trent be forced to fire his tech guy? Hardly. The truth is that it is all part of the act. The BSOD pops up for a split second near the end of the song The Great Destroyer, and there are videos after the break from two separate concerts to prove it. We all know Trent is a Mac man--so this is obviously a subliminal jab at Windows. I'm sure the nerds in the audience get a kick out of it. [Gizmodo] (thx die)
Health is playing some shows with NIN. So is Boris (who recently headlined a show at the South Street Seaport). Boris dates below...

Continue reading "NIN (not actually) suffering BSOD, Boris tour dates "

photos by Chris La Putt

Boris @ SSS

Postponed one day due to rain, Boris brought the rock to a tourist-filled South Street Seaport in NYC on Sunday night (from about 7:45 - 9:00 pm to be exact) (Sept 7, 2008). There were many Boris fans in attendance too - the tourists mostly stuck to the side. More pictures below...

Continue reading "Boris @ SSSeaport (East Village Radio Festival), NYC - pics"

by Black Bubblegum

Wata, Pitchfork Fest 2008 (more by Joseph Juechao Xx)
Boris Pitchfork Fest

That East Village Radio Festival on September 6th looked pretty damn interesting already..... I mean how many times do you get to see Devin The Dude, John Oliver, AND Awesome Color on the same stage? Well, its about to get a little bit LOUDER, because the mighty Boris has been added to headline the whole shindig! Yikes! Boris for free? You guys shouldn't have.

So far, that makes the uber-ecelectic lineup look like this:

Hosted by KRS-One,
Boris,
Awesome Color,
Vivian Girls,
High Places,
Dr. Lonnie Smith,
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble,
Flying Lotus,
Ólöf Arnalds,
4-IZE
Devin the Dude,
John Oliver of The Daily Show
Boris recently vibrated the stages of Pitchfork Music Festival (check out the pics here) and Webster Hall with the Miami badasses Torche. Watch a video from that Pitchfork below...

Continue reading "Boris added to free NYC EVR festival ++ video from P4K Fest"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Jason Bergman

Torche
Boris

Meet your new favorite band. If not you, then someone who's seen them live. Torche lit up (sorry) Webster Hall on July 10th with flapping down-tuned guitar strings, full body (not just head) bangs, bombastic loudquietloud, and hooks, hooks, and more hooks. The band drew heavily from the critically accliamed Meanderthal, but also from last year's equally acclaimed In Return. In the live setting, their sound definitely adheres closer to their (also must-have) self-titled LP, rumbling low-end thunder. They invited Q (dummer for Clouds) on stage to play toms on "Fat Waves".

Boris headlined the gala with Michio Kurihara in tow. Michio definitely blessed the band with some amazing dual lead work with Wata during "Pink". It never fails to impress me the kind of firepower they bring (over 1200 watts in vintage Matamps, Sunns, and Orange), and the volume definitely shows. Unfortunately though, as much as I love Boris and their ability the experiment and keep things fresh and new, the night belonged to Torche. (That was HARD for me to say)

Clouds show some of the same traits that make Torche so great, but to a lesser degree: big bombast, riffage galore all undercut by hooky songs. Clouds handled the stage well, almost making up for he fact that Adam McGrath is NOT doing Cave-in.

So how many of you bought that $250 Japanese pressing of the Boris Rainbow box set? More pics below...

Continue reading "Torche & Clouds (and Boris) @ Webster Hall, NYC - pics "

photos by Jason Bergman

Boris @ Webster Hall

More photos from Thursday night's Boris show below...

Continue reading "Boris @ Webster Hall, NYC - pics"

by Black Bubblegum

AT THE F'n GATES Live @ Irving Plaza July 9 (zenametalz)
ATG

Night one has passed in..... ah, f it....let's just call it Metal Appreciation Week here in NYC. At The Gates / Darkest Hour / Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust opened up the festivities and by many accounts, to borrow from Parliament-Funkadelic, "tore the roof of the sucker". We have video and the setlist below, along with the latest Municipal Waste video, "Sadistic Magician".

They demonize Irving Plaza (the Fillmore) once again tonight (July 10, 2008), but with a little friendly competition. Fangsanalsatan (aka Atsuo) and his band Boris, along with the mighty Torche, & Cave-In-er Adam McGrath's Clouds (who recently dropped the lovely We Are Above You) are playing Webster Hall.

Metal Appreciation Week then continues with Jucifer for FREE on Friday, Monstrosity/Sourvein/Demiricous/Javelina on Monday, Architect on Monday, and Jucifer/Bloody Panda on Tuesday.

Videos and setlist below...

Continue reading "At the Gates played Irving w/ Municipal Waste -- videos, again tonight, or Boris ++ other metal shows"

by Black Bubblegum

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Weedeater sets fires while Jeff Matz (High On Fire, Zeke) admires (wusspie)
Weedeater

Smoke monsters Weedeater have announced a co-headlining tour with Black Cobra, including one date in NYC at the Knitting Factory! Tickets are on sale. Tour details are below. Black Cobra's Feather & Stone is now available on gatefold LP at their webstore. Weedeater is still touring off the might of God Luck & Good Speed.

At the GatesJust because At The Gates doubleheader (July 9th & 10th @ Irving Plaza) (and many of their announced dates) is sold out, doesn't mean that the Bjorler twins are forgetting their day job. The Haunted dropped an update on their new record and plans to tour the US in 2009!

Roooooadtrip! Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom Of Sorrow) has announced that Crowbar and the legendary Eyehategod will share the stage in New Orleans at One-Eyed Jack's on August 29th for their 20th anniversary show! Crowbar also recently announced that they will tour "every country that's got electricity" with their forthcoming 2009 album.

Totimoshi and Nebula announced a US tour, sweeping coast to coast in early August and concluding in mid-September. NYC has been blessed with August 25th at the Knitting Factory with Tournament. Tickets are on sale. Nebula have just finished an EP, Heavy Psych, though there is no release date as of yet. Totimoshi will drop Milagrosa on July 8th celebrating with a record release party with Big Business and Triclops! Check out the newly minted video "Gnat" featuring Eugene Robinson of Oxbow....

That video, Watain, Graf Orlock, Carcass, Converge, and much much more below...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (07/07/08)"

by Black Bubblegum

This graphic seems, unfortunately, rather appropriate.
Cursed

Cursed are through. From their blog:

"Yeah, you heard.... We got robbed at the very end of tour in a totally unreal, extremely sketchy series of events that still makes no sense at all, only leads to paranoia, anger and a total loss of faith. Passports, money, all the costs of the tour. Either way, whoever did it, it was a bullet in the head, the end of the line.... Minus a few fucked up shows, it was probably the best tour we ever had. Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I'll elaborate when I'm home next week, for now - yes it's true, and yes it's over."
Read the whole thing here.

Mastodon are set to enter the studio to begin recording their follow-up to their critical and commercially successful Blood Mountain. Matt Bayles will NOT be on the boards for this one, as the band has opted for megaproducer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, RATM, -gulp-Korn-gulp-) to record their Czarist Russia-themed LP.

Heavy Metal in BaghdadVice's "Heavy Metal In Baghdad", a documentary on essentially the only heavy metal band in the war-torn region, hits theaters on a limited run in NY and LA on May 23rd (@ the Clearview on Broadway at 62nd, get your tickets here), followed by a DVD release (with requisite bonus features) on June 10th. This digitally-shot indie, about a band called Acrassicauda trying to survive in the warzone known as "liberated" Iraq, is as much about the power of music as it is survival in modern day Baghdad. Check out the trailer here, and the myspace for Acrassicauda.

So now that Wolves In The Throne Room (sigh) is officially off the bus of the Boris/Torche lovefest, how do you fill those mighty shoes? Replacements have been announced and depending on where you live, you'll either get the mighty Nachtmystium (who have Assassins out June 10th) or Clouds (featuring ex-Cave-In dude Adam McGrath). Clouds, who are promoting their own record, We Are Above You due June 17th, are on board for the Webster Hall show (tickets are still on sale).

Speaking of ex-Cave-In, Stephen Brodsky is performing a free show at Generation Records on Sunday May 25th at 7pm.

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Continue reading "This Week In METAL (05/24/08)"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD:Boris - "Akuma No Uta" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD:Wolves In The Throne Room - "I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots" (MP3)

Wolves In The Throne Room
Wolves in the Throne Room

Remember that Boris show at Webster Hall? Ends up it is part of a tour.... a BIG one with the mighty Torche and Wolves In The Throne Room!

Boris is hitting the road to promote their Smile-ing new baby, due Tuesday on Southern Lord, while Torche is still riding high on the recent release of their monstrous Meanderthal (out now). Olympia, WA's Wolves In The Throne Room have been true road warriors... just back from the Roadburn Festival, the band is still touring off of last year's critically-acclaimed black metal masterpiece Two Hunters.

Torche will also be in Brooklyn with The Sword @ MHOW. The Webster Hall show on sale NOW. All Boris tour dates below....

Continue reading "Boris, Torche & Wolves in the Throne Room - Tour Dates"

by Black Bubblegum

Boris @ Knitting Factory (amy.bee)
BORIS @ The Knit

July 10th At Webster Hall. That's your THIRD chance in under a year for these Japan natives. Tickets go on sale Sat 4/26 at noon. Hopefully we can look forward to more blistering solos from Kurihara to counter those blistering solos from Wata.

Boris' new album Smile is out soon on Southern Lord, and the guys are offering three different versions, not including the awesome version that they are offering through their Japanese label.

Prefixmag recently posted an interview with Atsuo.

In related news, Boris's labelmates and drone-doom predecessors Earth are playing a show at the Knitting Factory that you can get into for FREE! Similar to the Boris promotion earlier in the year, here are the deets:

Continue reading "Boris is playing Webster Wall, Earth is giving away free tix"

photos by Zach Dilgard

Growing @ Knitting Factory

Growing opened for Boris at Knitting Factory in NYC last night (March 4, 2008. A couple more pictures below....

Continue reading "Growing (opening for Boris) @ Knittng Factory, NYC - pics"

photos by Zach Dilgard

Boris @ Knitting FActory

If you read this website enough, then you're well aware that Japanese rock band Boris played a show at Knitting Factory in NYC last night (March 4, 2008). What we didn't know ahead of time was that Michio Kurihara of Ghost would be joining them on guitar (although he did also play with them at their last NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg). More photos and stuff below...

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Boris

"Statement" can be found on Boris' upcoming new album Smile and the accompanying 7".....

Continue reading "Boris - 'Statement' (video)"

by Black Bubblegum

Boris EPBoris EP

Boris will make you "Smile".... that's the name of their new record (out April 29) and they are ready to celebrate its release with a limited edition 'Statement' 7" (with exclusive b-side "Floorshaker"). In addition, The dudes/lady are offering a great deal to NYC fans! Buy any two Boris albums (including sunn0))) & Boris "altar", "Pink", "Akuma No Uta", "Amplifier Worship", "Absolutego") at either Mondo Kim's or Other Music, and receive a FREE ticket to their March 4th show at the Knitting Factory with Growing! You can still purchase tickets too. Order the new 7" at Southern Lord. All dates, and Smile's tracklising, below....

Continue reading "Boris - Smile, free tickets for NYC Show, new 7", tour dates"

Growing

The Annex is advertising tonight's show as "730p Safari So Good/8:15p Mike Bones/9p Special Guest!!!/10p Growing" (Social Registry bill). Anyone know who the special guest is? Mike Bones' tour dates say he is playing with Sian Alice Group (a UK group also on Social Registry). Maybe they are the guest for whatever reason.

Growing's friends and fellow noise-niks Sightings are also playing a show tonight (Feb 13), but in Brooklyn - at Union Pool with True Primes, Sabir Maten, Andrew Barker, and Hill Greene. Growing are also opening for Boris March 4th at Knitting Factory. A bunch of tour dates and videos below....

Continue reading "GROWING & SIGHTINGS tonight, MIKE BONES,special guest, Sian Alice Group, BORIS, SXSW, 2008 Tour Dates"

by Black Bubblegum

Takeshis RigPICTURED: The unmistakable double-neck and double Sunn Model Ts of Takeshi from Boris.

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Good news to all of who are still kicking yourself after missing their massive Music Hall Of Williamsburg show..... Japanese intestine-rattlers Boris will return to NYC.... this time to the much smaller Knitting Factory on March 4th. Tickets go on sale Feb 1st at 10 AM. For those of you who have never experienced a live Boris show... just get there. Meanwhile, check out this amazing guide to Boris for all the newbies...