Entries tagged with: CT
Flaming Lips in Toronto (more by David Andrako)
The Flaming Lips were planning on landing in Simsbury, CT on July 15th, but Simsbury, CT has decided Wayne Coyne and crew will need to make other plans:
The town has decided against having The Flaming Lips play at the performing arts center at Simsbury Meadows this summer.Major bummer Simsbury.
First Selectwoman Mary Glassman said the concert was conditionally approved pending a permit but that after conversations with Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen officials decided against the concert.
Glassman said the issue came down to staffing, and that it would have been difficult to get the necessary police officers in place for the concert, especially since the previously approved Emmylou Harris concert is planned for the following night. [Hartford Courant]
Meanwhile, the Flaming Lips have arrived in the NYC-area for a three-night run that looks like this:
Flaming Lips are here:Tune into Fallon tonight, get your tickets for the NJ show, and make sure to get to Prospect Park on Friday by 6:15!! The Darkness, Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs all on one bill has the makings of an epic show. It's just too bad that the Lips go on so early, and it's even sadder that the Darkness play at 4:45!
May 15 - The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
May 16 - Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
May 17 - Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY - GoogaMooga
All tour dates and the band's newest (and very) NSFW video below...
Off Future's Tyler the Creator with Trash Talk
Odd Future will head out on the "Camp Flog Gnaw" tour in September, tagging The Paramount in Huntington, NY on 9/4 and Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT on 9/8, along the way. Tickets for both of those shows go on sale at 10am today (7/20). All dates, which include Jay-Z's Made in America fest, are listed below.
Meanwhile, OFWGKTA member Frank Ocean is on tour, hit Austin last night, and will be in NYC for a sold out show at Terminal 5 on 7/26, THE SAME NIGHT Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt play NYC's Best Buy Theater with Raekwon and Asher Roth. Earl joined Frank on stage for "Super Rich Kids" in LA. Hopefully NY will get some of the same action. Listen to Frank's album Channel Orange at Spotify. All remaining tour dates are listed below.
And speaking of on-stage collaboration, Trash Talk are currently on a west coast tour with SpaceGhostPurrp and were joined by Tyler the Creator at their Anaheim show last night (7/19). Trash Talk will release their new record in the fall on Odd Future Records which also has new albums coming from Odd Future members Mellowhype, Domo Genesis, Mike G, and Tyler the Creator.
Domo Genesis' album, No Idols, is the first upcoming release. It's due out on August 1, and you can listen to/download the lead single "Elimination Chamber," featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, and The Alchemist, at the bottom of this post. MellowHype's Numbers is due out on October 2. Take a listen to a new track for the album, called "La Bonita," below. Trash Talk release their new record, 119, on October 9, and Tyler, the Creator's Wolf is due out sometime in November.
Stay tuned for for another big NYC, related announcement coming shortly.
Songs and all tour dates below...
Andrew W.K. in Norway recently (more by BBG)
Andrew W.K., who recently set up a temporary Santos Party House in Norway, is now on his "I Get Wet" tour which hits Webster Hall in NYC for a show on April 2nd with Math the Band and Aleister X. Tickets are still available for that one.
Don't want to buy a ticket? Rather spend that money in a slot machine? Consider heading to CT on March 31st when he'll perform the album as part of a FREE SHOW at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den. The venue says "8pm. Come early. Seating is limited. Must be 21 or older."
Meanwhile Andrew will hit SXSW next week where his Austin schedule now includes a midnight slot on the official BrooklynVegan showcase! It looks like this:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Bar 96If you'll be in Austin and have a badge (limited tickets may be sold at the door too), come early to see Brooklyn's own Caged Animals and to guarantee your spot in the 300-capacity venue (be prepared to party hard).
8pm: Caged Animals
10pm: The Young
11pm: Screaming Females
12am: Andrew W.K. (full band)
1am: Titus Andronicus
BrooklynVegan also has a Tuesday night official at the Belmont (with Daniel Johnston and Built to Spill - more details TBA), and a heavier one on Friday at Scoot Inn which is where Andrew W.K. is also playing on SXSW Thursday.
All AWK tour dates below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Hospitality @ Public Assembly for BV-CMJ in October 2011
Hospitality's tour with Tennis hits Bowery Ballroom for a sold out NYC show tonight (3/3). If you don't have tickets, you can still buy one for the show happening Monday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/5), and you can catch Hospitality (without Tennis) for FREE in New Haven, CT at Bar on Wednesday (3/7).
You can also catch Hospitality for free at the BrooklynVegan day party happening March 15th at Hotel Vegas in Austin, part of our four day 'Hotel Vegan' extravaganza during SXSW. Stay tuned for more details including the full lineup for that.
Maybe you caught Hospitality for free when they played the Friday BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly during CMJ this year. Here are some pictures from that Brooklyn performance. More of them, with all tour dates (stint with Eleanor Friedberger included), below...
Gabriel Kahane's new musical February House will be at NYC's Public Theater May 8th-June 10th. The show debuted Feb 15th at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and the Hartford Courant, condensing its review to a Twitter-length blurb, called it, "A haunting, intimate chamber musical so special you want to wrap your protective arms around it." A TV spot and a teaser for the musical are below.
Before that gets to town, Gabriel Kahane plays a solo show at Rockwood Stage 2 on Monday, February 27th. Tickets are on sale. We've also got a few pairs to give away as well. Information is below. At the gig he'll be performing songs from his excellent 2011 disc Where Are the Arms (streaming on his blog), as well as other solo material and possibly some songs from the musical.
Gabriel's busy year also includes a premiere of one of his pieces by American Composers Orchestra on March 22nd at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and an entire night dedicated to his music at the same venue on October 22nd.
As for the future, Gabriel told us, in a short interview you can read below, about the commissions and material for a new album he's been working on, and he says he's been contemplating a musical work based on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
Read the interview, along with the videos and Rockwood contest info, below...
Dixie Dave of Weedeater at Europa (more by BBG)
BrooklynVegan is proud to present the inaugural US tour of Hail! Hornet, the Southern supergroup consisting of "Dixie" Dave Collins (Weedeater, Buzzov*en), Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Parasytic), Vince Burke (Beaten Back to Pure) and T-roy Medlin (Sourvein, Buzzov*en). The quartet recently released their second LP Disperse The Curse via Relapse and you can stream it in its entirety below.
In addition, the tour will feature TWO other notable appearances: Zoroaster (who play NYC next week with Black Cobra) and a screening of the excellent Slow Southern Steel which was directed by CT of Rwake (and which made its East Coast debut in August). Full tour dates are below, including Europa in Brooklyn on 2/8. Tickets for that show are $15/17 DOS and will be on sale soon.
All tour dates, that Hail! Hornet stream and the tour flyer, below...
photos by BBG, Cough photos by Samantha Marble
Slow Southern Steel blew into town on a typhoon-like Saturday night (8/13), bringing with it late night performances from Cough (with special guest/film director CT on vocals!), Apostle of Solitude, and Earthling. Though an unfortunate accident prevented the Jaegermeister from appearing as advertised, the show was an excellent night that both celebrated southern music and celebrated WITH it.
The main attraction was Slow Southern Steel, the oft-delayed documentary on the southern-fried metal phenomenon that has given birth to bands like Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Rwake, Dark Castle, Kylesa, Zoroaster and more. Ninety minutes in length, the NYC showing was the first time that the film had been screened outside of director CT's (of Rwake) native Little Rock, Arkansas. While SSS does feature all of the usual suspects and pieces on the influence of bands like Eyehategod, the film focuses more on the people, culture, and the human side of southern rock. The influence of church, growing up with livestock, Katrina, and the hotly debated rebel flag were given as much attention as Buzzov*en. As a result, Slow Southern Steel is a broad but intriguing look into that music scene. With deliberate-pacing and an excellent sense of humor, this is a film for music fans of any genre or anyone interested in understanding the different cultures that exist within our own borders. Here's to hoping this documentary receives a proper release sometime soon.
Following the film, we were blessed by performances by Earthling (a Richmond thrash-meets-black metal crew), Apostle of Solitude (Indianapolis doom) and headliner Cough, who hadn't played NYC since The Charleston late last year. Earthling was a pleasantly-solid band and considering that they only have a demo to their name, they'll move quickly. Apostle of Solitude features Bob Fouts (ex-The Gates of Slumber) on low-end, and the band's traditional doom jams were much-better represented live than on their recent release. See them live if you can. Cough, as usual, delivered a killer performance of slow-crawling doom destruction and closed their set with a cover of "Tired of Being Alive" by Danzig with CT on vocals. It was an excellent end to an equally excellent night.
More pictures from Knitting Factory on Saturday night are below.
Its been a long time since news has surfaced on the forthcoming Slow Southern Steel documentary, produced by CT of the infamous Rwake. The film, "about underground heavy bands south of the Mason Dixon", features performances and interviews from some of the area's biggest troublemakers (like members of Eyehategod, Hank III, Kylesa, Torche, Dark Castle, Zoroaster, Weedeater, and many more) as they explore "living and growing up in the bible belt". Get familiar with the trailers below if you aren't already.
BrooklynVegan is proud to announce that we will host the exclusive Northeastern screening of Slow Southern Steel at Knitting Factory on August 13th! The screening, which will take place at 10PM, will feature FREE Jagermeister (for a limited time) as well as an appearance from the director CT. Then following the film, Knitting Factory will host performances from some of our favorite doom-y bands The Gates of Slumber, Cough, and Earthling. Tickets are on sale (admission includes the movie and the show).
CT of Rwake at LPR (more by BBG)
Rwake have announced that they will release their new LP Rest on September 27th via Relapse. Preorder the new LP and check out the art that will bless the CD, digital, and the olive green and 180 gram black vinyl versions.
Rwake have a few dates scheduled in their near future, including July 30th at Downtown Music Hall in their native Little Rock, and a second show at the same venue as part of the Mutants of the Monster Festival from September 2-4. The festival will feature appearances from Rebreather, Suplecs, Deadbird (performing The Head and The Heart in its entirety) (not to be confused with the band of the same name), Across Tundras, Seahag, Pallbearer, and many many notable others. Full festival details are below.
photos by Eric M. Townsend
So what exactly is a human dance tunnel supposed to look like?Dan Deacon continues to prove that no venue is safe from his human tunnel. Like he did recently at the Museum of Natural History, he successfully made the tunnel at the Comcast Theatre in CT on Saturday. More pictures of the games below...
Electronic dance wizard Dan Deacon laid out his vision, and it looked something like this: from the front of the Budweiser Stage to the top of the concrete staircase leading to the Comcast Theatre bandhshell, hundreds of B.O.M.B. Fest attendees stood in parael rows, locking hands above their heads as a stream of people shimmied through the mass.
But just before kicking off the audience-wide dance party, the pied piper of blip had just one more rule: "Safety first, everybody! Safety first!"
Deacon, whose choreographed, synth-spastic boogie processionals have earned him legions of head-smashing fans, bases his idea on a unique philosophy: the wall between artist and audience should be torn down.
"When I perform solo, I'm playing back and forth with the audience," said Deacon, who performed at B.O.M.B. Fest Saturday. "It's not about watching me; it's about the audience watching each other and letting lose." [CT News]
Dum Dum Girls at Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The NYC date is one of two US dates for the Dum Dum Girls, who will also play B.O.M.B. Fest in Hartford, CT with Weezer, Best Coast, Health, Titus Andronicus, and many more over over two days (5/28 & 29). Tickets are still available.
Both Crocodiles (who just played MHoW ) and The Dum Dum Girls are also scheduled to play NXNE in Toronto, and eventually, Sled Island in Calgary. Both bands also appear on the recently-released "Flowers in the Dustbin" compilation. All Dum Dum Girls dates and some recent videos below...
words by BBG, photos by Markus Shaffer
This is not an African tribal warrior - just a member of Yuppicide
Indecision was wrecking a sold out Knitting Factory, but in Manhattan, Yuppicide was playing their first headlining date at Santos Party House on 7/10 with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. The band recently played Black & Blue Bowl with Cro-Mags. Coming up they only have one other date on their radar at the moment, and that's day two of CT Punkfest on July 31st in New London Connecticut. The Festival will also feature Murphy's Law during it's three day run. Full lineup below.
More pics from Santos (we only got Yuppicide) and some video from the show is below...
DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - Ampling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix) (MP3)
Yeasayer @ Guggenheim in October (more by Chris La Putt)
Yeasayer will be playing Bowery Ballroom on Monday, February 8th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 9th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, November 18th at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.
The shows will coincide with the release of Yeasayer's new CD, Odd Blood, on February 9th through Secretly Canadian. They recently put up the record's first single, "Ambling Alp," as a free download. It's also posted below, and you can grab an official remix by Memory Tapes above.
Recent shows for the band included Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and Novemeber 14th at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. Videos from both those shows are below as well...
"Police arrested eight people and seized 18 nitrous oxide tanks and dozens of balloons used to inhale nitrous oxide, from patrons at a Phish concert at the Comcast Theatre Friday night. Police sent a detail to the parking lots around the theater at 61 Savitt Way to investigate possible narcotics activity at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Dennis O'Connor said. In addition to the tanks and the balloons, police seized several grams of marijuana and $1,190, O'Connor said." [Hartford Courant]
by Black Bubblegum
CT & Rwake in Tampa, FL (Nicole Kibert)
Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta is just a few days away (Feb 28th) and until the opening tones of Kylesa's guitars, we'll present a series of discussions with some of the key artists taking one of the four stages at the Masquerade. Yesterday we spoke to Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Today it's CT...
I'll always remember the first time that I picked up Judge's Bringing It Down and saw..... "Mike Judge: Throat". Damn right. Conversely, Rwake's liner notes in Voices of Omens and If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die credit CT with "vocals". I beg to differ.
CT's rusty razorblade of a throat and his band of Arkansan hooligans, Rwake, have been around for more than ten years, trudging in sludge, doom, and wading in the generally unpleasant mucky southern marsh that birthed Eyehategod and Buzzov*en. Rwake dropped their last LP in 2007, the critically acclaimed Voices Of Omens. Since then the band has kept busy on the road, and CT has spent a good portion of his free time at the helm of a documentary examining the southern underground metal scene. It's called Slow Southern Steel.
With Scion Rock Fest right around the corner and Rwake set to hammer the Masquerade stages, We sat down with CT to discuss his band, the movie, and emerging artists on the southern metal scene.
Rwake released Voices Of Omens in 2007, since then have you guys been working on any new material? If so, any recording plans? What are they?
Yes, we have a few new songs, but we'll be holding off on playing them for a bit. We want them to be just right. One new song is 11 minutes long and it's called "It Was Beautiful, But Now It's Sour" we have about 3 more in the making that are almost finished. When we get em done, I'm sure we'll be headed right back to Sanford [Parker]'s to lay it all down.