Entries tagged with: Bunker

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VFTL

Italian ambient duo Voices from the Lake (aka Donato Dozzy and Neel) have teamed up with The Bunker's new record label (the same people who throw the NYC parties) to release the followup to their 2012 self-titled debut album. The new release is an EP titled Velo Di Maya, and will be out on March 10. Resident Advisor says the relationship between The Bunker and VFTL began when the duo made their NYC debut at a Bunker party at Public Assembly in 2012. The label called it "one of the greatest nights of music in the history of The Bunker," and said, "We immediately got on them about their plans for the tracks. We agreed on our favorite segments, and they produced live studio tracks based on those excerpts." You can listen to clips of the EP below.

Voices from the Lake will return to NYC for a Bunker party, which doubles as their record release party, on March 14 at Output with labelmate Clay Wilson and Bunker co-founder Bryan Kasenic. There's also sets in the Panther Room by Portable, The Bunker's Mike Servito and Wrecked. Tickets for that show are on sale now. That show is one day after Julio Bashmore plays Output, and like Julio, VFTL are playing Detroit's Movement Festival in May. All tour dates are listed below.

Clay Wilson's release for The Bunker label came out recently, and followed the label's debut release from Leisure Muffin.

All Voices from the Lake dates are listed, with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Voices from the Lake releasing an EP on The Bunker's label, touring North America (dates & streams)"

Silent Servant
Silent Servant

LA producer Silent Servant is no stranger to NYC, maybe you've seen him open for Vatican Shadow on Halloween, opening for Pete Swanson, or at The Bunker's 10th Anniversary last January. He'll now be headlining The Bunker's 11th Anniversary this Saturday (1/4) at Output. He'll be playing live, and the rest of the bill includes his collaborator Regis, plus Bunker regulars Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Output's Panther Room will also host sets from Heartthrob, Mr. Ties, and Wrecked. Tickets for that show are available here and here.

Silent Servant recently made the European debut of his live show, which Resident Advisor caught and wrote:

Next, Silent Servant played his new live set for the first time in Europe. The show incorporated vocals and live keys, with a sound pitched between abstract techno and funky-as-hell EBM. It felt like a natural extension of his debut album, Negative Fascination. As coarse sheets of noise and static filtered out of the speakers, I was reminded of what Mendez said last year about trying to incorporate the feel of "live electricity [and] open cables...that feeling that shit could blow up at any minute." Though these comments were made in reference to Negative Fascination, they clearly underpin his live show too.
You can stream a couple of his recent live sets, along with a video of him playing with Regis, and the flyer for the Output show, below...

Continue reading "Silent Servant, Regis & others playing The Bunker's 11th Anniversary at Output"

by Andrew Sacher

DJ Koze

As usual, newish Williamsburg dance club Output has a ton of great upcoming shows, including James Murphy, Rustie, Zomby, SBTRKT (DJ set), the just-mentioned Duke Dumont show, and a number of Bunker parties. A bunch of other good shows were recently announced too, including...

German producer DJ Koze, who released Amygdala, an excellent guest-filled album with Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear, Milosh (of Rhye) and more, this year, will play an "extended set" at Blkmarket's daytime/night time party at Output on August 10. That party also includes sets from John Roberts (live), Carsten Jost, Taimur & Fahad, and Ostrich. Tickets for that one are on sale now. You can stream Amygdala in its entirety below.

On August 9, jazzy UK beatmaker Floating Points will be teaming up with NYC's FaltyDL for an Output show. Tickets available on Resident Advisor and Ticketfly.

Resident Advisor is throwing a party at the venue, that will sprall across the main room and the Panther Room, on August 3, which includes sets from Robert Hood as Floorplan, Shifted, Holly Herndon, MGUN, Marcellus Pittman, Joey Anderson, and more TBA. Tickets for that party are on sale now. Flyer below.

And lastly (for now), one of those Bunker parties we were talking about above is an especially notable one happening on August 2 with Demdike Stare headlining. The rest of the lineup includes Atom™ and The Bunker's Derek Plaslaiko. Tickets for that party are available on Resident Advisor and Ticketfly. Flyer below.

All flyers and some song streams below...

Continue reading "upcoming Output shows: DJ Koze, Floating Points & FaltyDL, Holly Herndon, Demdike Stare and more"

outside Public Assembly at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Public Assembly

North 6th Williamsburg 2-stage venue Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos) recently closed their front room for renovations and are about to do the same in the back. That means there are literally only about two weeks of shows scheduled at the club at the moment. Krallice is playing the final show, and one of the others will be Bunker, which also may be Bunker's last at that venue according to to this message they sent out:

Four and a half years after founding The Bunker at subTonic, we moved the party to 70 North 6th Street (then called Galapagos) in July of 2007. We immediately found it to be the perfect space for the party, and have hosted the majority of our events there ever since. By our rough count, we've done about 150 parties in the back room over the past 6 years. Many of you have been there for most of those events, discovered every nook and cranny of the space, and know the bartenders and security staff by name.

As of now the front room is under renovations and is never to reopen as a music venue. The back room closes for a few months of renovation starting in mid-July. We're not really sure what shape it will take or if it will be appropriate for The Bunker when it reopens in September.

We wanted to have one more party to say a proper goodbye to the back room as we know it. The night will start with a deep, heady set from Borne (aka Scott Vizioli) and end with some late night haus from our good friend Atomly. Both of these guys have probably been to 140+ of the 150 events at Public Assembly. Shawn O'Sullivan, who has appeared at The Bunker solo and with his band Led Er Est, will treat us to one of his mindbending live sets. Resident DJs Bryan and Servito fill in the gaps. NikSound will of course be in the house. Goodbye for now, PA.

Meanwhile the Bunker will continue to throw parties at new Williamsburg club Output. Their current upcoming schedule and flyer for the Public Assembly show are below.

And what really caught our eye in that message above was the part about the front room never reopening for shows. That would definitely stink, especially since we've gotten kind of comfortable with the space as the home of our BrooklynVegan CMJ parties lately. Stay tuned for more info!

Continue reading "Public Assembly front room may not reopen for shows; back closing for renovations soon (but first the final PA Bunker?)"

by Andrew Sacher

Pete Swanson

Pete Swanson (formerly of Yellow Swans) will release his new EP, Punk Authority, this Tuesday (3/12) via Software/Mexican Summer. Similarly to his past work, it's an EP of eardrum-damaging technoise, and you can stream the entire thing along with the music video for "Grounds For Arrest" below. That's the album art above.

Pete will celebrate the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn on Friday (3/15) at 285 Kent. It's a Bunker party and also includes Silent Servant, Metasplice, and The Bunker's Bryan Kasenic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Streams and video below...

Continue reading "Pete Swanson releasing 'Punk Authority' (stream it), playing release party"

Output

Williamsburg is getting a big, fancy new dance club very soon. Located at 74 Wythe (at N. 12th St.) right by Brooklyn Bowl and Wythe Hotel, Output is a 452-person-capacity club that is planning on opening in the next few weeks, with additional plans for a rooftop bar and restaurant. The club will focus on techno, house and other EDM styles. While the exact opening date has not been set, February 22 will be the first edition of Bunker to happen there, with DJ sets from Speedy J, Peter Van Hoesen, and Mike Servito.... and the fact that Bunker is doing a party there actually gives us hope that this place is not just going to end up catering to a Pacha-Jersey-Shore-like crowd. That said, Bunker will continue to host parties at Public Assembly just a few blocks away after February, for now anyway.

The new club "will be the new North American showcase room for Funktion One, featuring some next generation equipment you wont find anywhere else." I'm sure it's going to sound amazing in there.

Flyer for the Bunker party at Output is below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg dance club Output opening soon"

Dominick Fernow at Public Assembly in 2011 (more by Louis Caldarola)
Dominick Fernow

NYC party The Bunker is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week on Friday (1/4) at Public Assembly, where they've been throwing their parties for the last 5+ years. The party will take place in both Public Assembly rooms with all four Bunker resident DJs (Derek Plaslaiko, Bryan Kasenic, Mike Servito, and Eric Cloutier), in addition to Reagenz aka Move D (live), Spacetime Continuum, Silent Servant, and Vatican Shadow (live). Tickets for the party are on sale now.

Vatican Shadow (aka Dominick Fernow, formerly of Cold Cave, and also the brains behind Prurient) released the album, Ghosts of Chechnya, back in October via Hospital Productions. You can stream the track "Chechnya's Ghosts Loom Large in Death of Former Spy" from that album below.

Continue reading "The Bunker celebrating 10th Anniversary in Brooklyn"

Baby New Year

Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.

One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.

Jay-Z's pal Kanye West is doing a three-night run in Atlantic City right before NYE (12/28-30) at Revel. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Another hip hop option includes Nas at Radio City Music Hall that also features Elle Varner. Tickets are still available.

Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing unifiedpromo@unifiedpromo.com.

Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.

If jam bands are your thing, you might also want to catch The Disco Biscuits, who kick off their four-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight (12/26) and then play NYE at The Theatre at MSG (tickets).

Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.

If you're more into dancing, RJD2 will be DJing at Gramercy Theater with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks; and Moby and many others will be DJing at an as-yet undisclosed location (tickets).

Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.

Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.

Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.

Matthew Dear and Superpitcher are at Le Bain (tix); Ian Pooley, Pat Mahoney and more at Cameo; Onra, Nick Catchdubs, and Samo Sound Boy are at Williamsburg's Villian (tickets).

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic are at Brooklyn Bowl (sold out) and after that, Holy Ghost!'s DFA labelmate Juan Maclean will DJ an afterparty at the same venue (tickets).

Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.

If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.

For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.

Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit,  plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.

After that, DJ Rashad, DJ Manny, Sasha Go Hard, and others will play an afterparty at 285 Kent (tickets).

Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).

More indie rock: Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils are at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available and you can also win a pair from us.

Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile across the Hudson, The Hold Steady will ring in 2013 with Lucero at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ. Tickets are still available.

Before that, Lucero will do a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl (12/28-29) with Nude Beach supporting on night 1 and Hollis Brown on night 2. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both are still available.

Amanda Palmer will be at Terminal 5, playing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety which will surely be a spectacle. She'll play a set of originals too. Tickets are still available.

If you'd like to party like it's 1929, Spirit Family Reunion are bringing the old time religion to Pianos. Tickets are still available, includes a champagne toast.

More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).

The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.

My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

After that, Capitol Theatre will host Steve Miller Band on 12/30 (tickets) and funky METERS with Dumpstaphunk on NYE (tickets).

For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.

To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin? We have a list of shows happening there too. Update: And Chicago too.

Continue reading "A guide to New Year's Eve shows and parties in NYC"

by Andrew Sacher

Demdike Stare/Andy Stott
Demdike StareAndy Stott

Modern Love labelmates Demdike Stare and Andy Stott have been playing shows together for a while, and they'll continue to do so in NYC on October 5 at Public Assembly for a Bunker party, after they both play Seattle's Decibel Festival, and after Demdike Stare plays ATP NY (9/23). Demdike Stare and Andy Stott play the front room with both members of Demdike Stare opening the show with solo sets, while Peter Van Hoesen and Eric Cloutier play the back room. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier is below.

Demdike Stare and Andy Stott just played the Boiler Room together last week (8/14), and videos of both of their sets are below. They also shared a bill in Berlin last November, which Resident Advisor reviewed, and gave it a 5/5, writing:

The seamlessness of it all climaxed with Demdike Stare, who coupled their spirit-summoning techno set with a pastiche of visual horror that, for the first part, turned the entire crowd to stone, a spell eventually weathered over a suspended course of time by the pair's metrical hypnotism. By the end of their set, the whole floor had been brought back to life, though at what stage exactly I cannot say, being fully entranced myself. Modern Love labelmate Andy Stott similarly toyed with danceability, using the pull of disparate tracks alone to sweep us from eyes closed head nodding into a flailing limbs rave-up, almost unconsciously.
Andy Stott, who had two great releases in 2011 (Passed Me By and We Stay Together) will follow those with a new album called Luxury Problems. A tweet from Modern Love earlier this month revealed that the album was in its mastering process, and that more info is to come.

Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker put out his own album this year under the moniker Suum Cuique, called Ascetic Ideals. You can stream that entire album, along with the Boiler Room videos and a list of all dates, below.

Continue reading "Demdike Stare & Andy Stott played shows, playing 1 in NYC after Decibel Festival (dates & full Boiler Room set videos)"

by Andrew Sacher

Voices From The Lake

Italian ambient duo Voices From The Lake (aka Donato Dozzy and Neel) released their self titled debut full length earlier this year. The album builds off looping, trancelike patterns, but differs from similarly loop-based music by relying more heavily on textures than hooks. Most tracks on the album fade into each other, obscuring when one ends and another starts. But it's not an album made for the song-skipping world anyway -- its 70+ minutes are meant to be listened to uninterrupted. So if you'd like to hear it that way, do yourself a favor and pick the album up somewhere (maybe Amazon). But in the meantime, you can stream some tracks from the album below.

Voices From The Lake will make their live North American debut in NYC at The Bunker at Public Assembly in Brooklyn tonight, Friday (7/6). That show also includes DJ sets from Donato Dozzy and Neel, in addition to sets from Omar-S and Bunker regulars Spinoza, Mike Servito, and Eric Cloutier. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below, along with a list of all dates and those song streams.

Continue reading "check out Voices From The Lake, on tour, making North American live debut in NYC tonight (dates & streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Laurel Halo at PS1 in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laurel Halo

Brooklyn's Laurel Halo, who has two solid EPs under her belt and another coming on Mute's new Liberation Technologies label (that one was supposed to come out this week, but has been pushed back), just announced that she's signed to Hyperdub, the label founded and run by Kode9 and whose roster also includes Burial. The label will release her debut full length album, Quarantine, on June 5 in the US and May 28 in Europe. The album art and tracklist are below.

Laurel's got two upcoming appearances in NYC including a techno party at Glasslands on April 13 with Korean Beauty Slaon and Rem Koolhaus (probably DJing?) and a live set during Unsound Fest at Warsaw on April 20 with Ital, Demdike Stare, Hieroglyphic Being, Zemi17, and Monolake, who are all also playing live. Tickets for that show are on sale. The Bunker party flier is below.

Ital meanwhile plays in Brooklyn TONIGHT (3/21) at Knitting Factory with The Suicide of Western Culture and Octo Octa. Tickets are available.

All dates, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Laurel Halo releasing LP on Hyperdub, playing Unsound/Bunker show w/ Monolake & Ital (who plays KF tonight)"

by Showtrotta

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Tommie Sunshine @ Hiro Ballroom - May 22, 2008 (CRED)
Tommie Sunshine

This past weekend was not one of the best I've experienced, but there were some good moments: Thursday night at Hiro, Tommie Sunshine dropped an hour and a half of very interesting, highly danceable, wobbly/fidgety house. Sunday night I got down to a decent, fun set by VDRK at Damn! at the Knitting Factory. He played Fred Falke's Love Theme which was absolutely amazing to hear out.

The less exciting parts of the weekend were Junkie XL's set at Hiro, which started off fine, but got a bit repetitive. Then it went from really hard stuff to a very mellow track which you probably would've appreciated a lot if you were on drugs, otherwise it just seemed a bit cheesy.

People getting down @ Damn! @ the Knitting Factory - May 25, 2008 (CRED)
Damn

The second disappointing part of the weekend was Apparat's set at the Knitting Factory. The show sold out. The Knitting Factory was as packed as I had ever seen it and people were actually dancing. But I just could not get into it. I went into this show loving what I had heard of Apparat thus far, but I found their live show to be very underwhelming. They had a few moments where they were rocking, but other than that it was just kind of eh. The parts that were more guitar-driven and rocking reminded me of the past few times I saw m83 (who are currently on tour and will be in town next week) a few years ago and once that happened they were all I could think about. I realize that m83 and Apparat are two different bands, trying to accomplish different things, each with their own sound, but they were similar enough that I felt as though I was watching a far inferior version of an m83 show.

From the looks of it, this week in dance should be much better. Fortunately/unfortunately most of it is happening on the same night:
Friday (aka TONIGHT - MAY 30).......

Continue reading "Switch in a museum & a ton of other places to dance tonight"

Part 1 talked about last week, and last night. Here's what else is going on this weekend in NYC...

Justin Miller & Jacques Renault
Justin Miller

Justin Miller and Jacques Renault are at Savalas for Pure Magic on Friday night (tonight - April 18, 2008) . Resident deejays for what will hopefully be many more 205 Tuesdays, Jacques and Justin really know how to throw a great party and pack a floor. You are physically unable to resist getting down to their expert disco/house/who knows selections. Friday should be no different, plus they've brought in Max Wowch to add to the madness. Warm up your boogie shoes before you head out Friday night with a modern mix Jacques and Justin did as a part of the DFA Radiomix Series.

More more, below....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2)"

Matthew Dear @ Galapagos (bunker) - April 4, 2008 (100five)
Matthew Dear

Hey,

Just a quick note to let you know about some fuck up stuff that happened yesterday night (April 4) at Galapagos Art Space, during Matthew Dear show.

Matthew, who was celebrating his birthday yesterday, had been playing a killer set for 2 hours or so. Suddenly he got a message on his computer saying that his hard disk drive was unplugged...

The music stopped, he checked and found out that the drive was actually missing... basically someone STOLE his hard drive in the middle of his set and ruined the all show!!!

This is SO WRONG!!! The management of the place asked people if they had seen anything, but nobody did, and the guy probably ran away...

FYI, Matthew just moved few month ago from Detroit to Brooklyn. We are privileged to have him here. Shame on the guy who did this.

If you need more details, you can contact me. Thank you.

If anyone has anymore details, please contact me and I'll pass it on. Matthew Dear is opening for Hot Chip tonight (April 8) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.