Entries tagged with: CYHSY
CYHSY at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Anna Webber)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who now have a radically different line-up, will kick off a tour with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros today, which runs through early October. That tour doesn't come to NYC, but after taking about a 2 month break, CYHSY will play a local show at Brooklyn Bowl on December 6. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (9/12) at noon.
The video for the title track off CYHSY's 2011 LP, Hysterical, and a list of all dates are below.
words & photos by Colin Kerrigan
Rumors that Sean Agnew of R5 Productions was planning to open his own venue had been swirling around for a couple years now but were always denied by Mr. Agnew. However, everyone had a sense that it was bound to happen eventually. Earlier this year it was finally confirmed. Agnew/R5 Productions teamed up with NY promoters Bowery Presents and Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera of Four Corners Management to open a new Philly venue.
Union Transfer, which was most recently a gigantic Spaghetti Warehouse and was apparently at one time a train depot back in the day, had captured the attention of all the music lovers in the city prior to its opening. Everyone wanted to know what it was like and what the sound was like (R5 boasted that it would be the best sounding venue in the city). On Wednesday night they found out.
The space has very tall ceilings with chandeliers hanging down, both standing and seated balconies (with great sightlines), three different bars each with their own unique atmostphere, plenty of floor space and the sound lived up to expectations.
Even though the venue has had only one show so far but it's safe to say that the venue is one of, if not the best, venue in the city.
As discussed, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are gearing up for their return (a comeback?) with a new album and live shows. More dates have been added to their tour and that includes September 20th at Bowery Ballroom. That's the same day Hysterical (the new LP) will be released in the US. Tickets for the NYC show goes on sale Friday at noon. All tour dates are listed below...
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ BAM in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)
"We have a new album coming out! It's called Hysterical, and it will be available on September 20th in the US, and September 12th in the UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia. ALSO, we are re-issuing our 1st album on vinyl. It has been remastered. We always thought the vinyl could sound better. That will be available on June 14th." - Clap Your Hands Say YeahIt was February 2009 when CYHSY played what they thought might be their final show at BAM in Brooklyn. Since then Alec Ounsworth made a go at being a solo artist and the other members have kept busy with various side projects too. Drummer Sean Greenhalgh, who sometimes fronts Guns n Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone, recently produced the Conversion Party EP. Robbie Guertin's band Radical Dads have a new album called Mega Rama out soon. Robbie also plays in Uninhabitable Mansions. And now CYHSY is back.
A Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album teaser video and some initial tour dates, Outside Lands Festival included (they were not part of the festival's lineup announcement), below...
Thursday, 10/22 - CMJ showcase @ Mercury Lounge in NYC
Sean Bones 1:00Alec Ounsworth and/or his alias Flashy Python have three shows coming up. One of them is in NYC and is listed above. It's a CMJ show with no advanced ($12) tickets. The other two dates are in Philly. They're listed below along with a full stream of his new Flashy Python album (not to be confused with his new Alec Ounsworth album)....
Local Natives 12:00
Ambulance LTD 10:00
Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) 9:00
Patrick Watson 8:00
DOWNLOAD: Julian Plenti - Fun That We Have (MP3)
Since we just mentioned one new solo project from a band on hiatus (Julian from The Strokes), it'd be good to mention two other similar albums in the works.
In May, it was announced that Paul Banks of Interpol will be releasing a solo record called Julian Plenti is Skyscraper (Plenti being his own moniker) through Interpol's ex-label Matador on August 4th. Listen to "Fun That We Have," from the record, above.
This'll be the recording debut from "Julian Plenti," but the project itself is nothing new.
From 1998 to 2003, Julian Plenti performed in and around Manhattan as an acoustic solo artist. Venues that played host included Tobacco Road, Pete's Candy Store, The Knitting Factory, The Living Room, and "Lach's Antihoot" at Sidewalk Cafe.Shows in support of the record are expected (...as are Julian Casblancas shows. I vote they play a show together).
In 2006 Plenti began to demo a selection of his music using Logic Pro, including some older acoustic songs ("Girl on the Sporting News," "On the Esplanade," "Fly as you Might," "Fun that We Have") with added beats and string arrangements.
In the Fall of 2008 Mr. Plenti took the demoed album to the Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn to be re-recorded with live instrumentation.
He hired session performers to play the string and horn arrangements, and also enlisted some friends. Mike Stroud of Ratatat and Charles Burst of The Occasion guest on "Skyscraper;" Sam Fogarino of Interpol plays drums on "Games For Days;" and Striker Manley of Stiff Jesus appears on "No Chance Survival" and "Fun That We Have."
And it was announced this week that another frontman-cum-solo-performer, Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (who we reported in January will be taking a break... possibly a very long one), will be releasing his debut, Mo Beauty, on October 20th on Anti- Records. That album was recorded at New Orleans' Piety St. recording studio...
For Mo Beauty, Ounsworth was backed by George Porter, Jr. on bass, Stanton Moore on drums, Robert Walter on keys, and Matt Sutton on baritone and pedal-steel guitars, with additional help from some members of the diversely talented New Orleans community such as Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Greg Hicks, Washboard Chaz, Shannon Powell, John Boute, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and Meschiya Lake. The album was produced by veteran musician/producer and fellow Philadelphian Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Blasters, John Lee Hooker, The Replacements).This is not the first non-CYHSY project from Alec (though maybe the first that has a record), and this is not the first announcement this month from Anti regarding a new solo album from a popular Brooklyn band member (though I think Alec actually calls Philly home).
Tracklists for Mo Beauty and Skyscraper, with a YouTube video that purports to be the first 30 seconds or so of each Julian Plenti track, below...
Here We Go Magic @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Jonny Leather)
today in NYC
* Real Estate @ Glasslands
* Dead Prez @ Santos Party House
* The Bird and the Bee in Fairfield, CT
* Justin Townes Earle & Pela @ Mercury Lounge
* Eric Copeland & others @ Santos Party House
* Here We Go Magic, Glass Ghost & Callers @ LPR
* Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra @ Jazz Standard (early and late)
* Dan Auerbach, Hacienda & Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom
* Van Morrison (performing "Astral Weeks") @ Beacon Theatre
* The Music Tapes, Nana Grizol & Brian Dewan @ the Bell House
* Maps and Atlases, Pattern is Movement & So Many Dynamos @ Southpaw
* Rufus Wainwright & Dee Snider & NYU scientists @ Highline Ballroom
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra is playing at the Jazz Standard on March 3rd (tonight) & 4th, with sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm (4 shows total). According to an email from them, you should go because "We're recording every set, so get your hootin' and hollerin' on record."
U2 on Letterman - night 2 of 5 tonight.
Santigold is the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon's second show tonight.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, still not broken up, will play Jimmy Fallon tomorrow!
Hello friends of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah,Neko Case plays Leno tomorrow.
WHO LIKES THE TV?! Tomorrow night we will play on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We are going to play a new song, which is called "Statues." It's a song that we might work on some more in the future. After we play it we will put a demo of it up on our website so that you can download it. The show airs at 12:30 AM Eastern Time.
Go to our website after the show to download the song.
Ray Lamontagne is on SNL this weekend.
Winter Gloves' new video for "Let Me Drive" below...
photos by Natasha Ryan
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah did not seem like a band thinking about calling it quits on Friday night, the 13th, at BAM. If anything, they seemed like a band on the top of their game - well rehearsed and with a strong enough catalog to keep people's attention for the 90+ minute show. Old hits were mixed with new songs that sounded great. According to the same person who first told me the band was taking time off, the new songs were the very new songs they had planned to record for their new album before cancelling scheduled studio time indefinitely. Hopefully they think about the image of 2000 cheering and dancing NYC audience members at this sold out Brooklyn show, and get back in the studio to put those songs on a record.
People love to hate on CYHSY, especially for their second album, but you wouldn't have known that from the standing ovation they got after the 5-song encore. As Loud Colors Bright Noises points out...
These guys really gave us some great music, and yet it seems that people feel the need to crap on them. No, I say! Not cool!Frontman Alec Ounsworth usually doesn't say much, but at BAM he seemed in good spirits and said more than a few words (including something about how their set moves so quickly because they barely speak at all). Early in the show, keyboardist/guitarist/backup vocalist Robbie invited the crowd to move forward. From my view in the mezzanine I could see that having a front row seat no longer meant anything. The Opera House show looked like the rock show it sounded like.
"Lead singer Alec Ounsworth was a bit precious, wearing striped pants, a green crocheted cap, and quavering, affected vocals. But he's written some irresistible hooks that flatter his artistic forebears as they command attention. "Is This Love" featured Philip Glass-like organ trills that repeat; "Upon This Tidal Wave of Youngblood" sounded like British new wave; "The Skin of My Yellow Country" has bent guitars like Built to Spill and vocals like David Byrne. In other words: a damned good show." [Feast of Music]Alec loves those striped pants.
Chairlift opened the night. They were a good opening act, but I think they would have benefitted from a better mix (aka the sound sounded off from where I was). More pictures from the show below...
CYHSY @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are apparently taking a (possibly permanent?) "break" after the previously-announced February 13th show at BAM. The rumor is that they've nixed plans to go back into the studio, and that they have no further dates scheduled. I'm not saying I'm 100% positive this is the last we'll see of them, but it seems likely the show will be the last chance to see them for a very long time, if not ever. Chairlift opens, and tickets are still on sale.
In the meantime, CYHSY's Tyler and Robbie have been keeping busy with Uninhabitable Mansions, who have a show coming up February 27th at Union Hall. CYHSY's drummer Sean continues to play Axl Rose in the Gn'R cover band Mr. Browstone. Their next gig is February 7th at Starland Ballroom in NJ. Alec Ounsworth's latest pastime is being a father.
After BAM, Chairlift are going on a March tour with Yacht, and will be visiting the west coast in April with Sebastien Tellier. Though not confirmed, I'd say the March tour makes it look like they'll be at SXSW, and the April dates have them coming awfully close to Coachella. All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Beirut - Elephant Gun (MP3)
Beirut @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival is a borough-wide celebration of Brooklyn's musical talent, comprising mainstage events at BAM (performances by Beirut, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Kaki King, and Chairlift), music in BAMcafé, off-site performances at thirteen Brooklyn venues (The Bell House, Bodega, bushbaby, Le Grand Dakar, Frank's Lounge, Goodbye Blue Monday, Monkey Town, Pete's Candy Store, Solomon's Porch, Sputnik, Southpaw, Union Hall, Zebulon), and a BAMfamily event (featuring Guy Davis).Tickets are now on sale for Friends of Bam only. Public sale begins Friday December 12th. More dates and details below...
BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo commented, "Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival demonstrates BAM's continuing commitment to celebrate the borough's vibrant music scene and its wealth of talent. We're thrilled to partner with many of Brooklyn's most dynamic clubs and venues, and we're excited to present exceptional artists in our own house."
Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
If not obvious by the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest coverage so far, I was having the most fun (fun fun) over the weekend with all the punk, metal and hardcore on stages 3a and 3b (two connected stages to avoid long times between sets). Highlights and pictures from day one are HERE. Highlights of day two (9/9) were DOA, Frightened Rabbit, the ska punk, politics and crowd of Leftover Crack, Cro-Mags (jam) (John Joseph w/ one of Cro-Mags' past drummers, AJ from Leeway on guitar and Craig Setari of Sick of it All on bass), what I saw of St. Vincent and Black Angels, the vegan sausage pizza, and Bad Brains. I managed to catch a few songs of Islands who sounded great, but totally missed Spinto Band and Annuals. Also saw pieces of Kevin Seconds, Chuck Ragan, and Ben Nichols's solo-frontmen sets. Saw Black Joe Lewis and most of Trash Talk, but neither lived up to my expectations in the daytime festival setting. I went back and forth between the pre-headliner sets of Minus the Bear and Bouncing Souls, and ran over to watch one song of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during a Bad Brains reggae segment. Despite the competition, CYHSY still pulled in a respectable sized crowd. The stages were far enough away in general, but I could also still hear Alec Ounsworth's unmistakable voice at times between Bad Brains songs depending on where I was standing (I watched Bad Brains from various areas throughout their set). Clipse were headlining on the stage farthest away from Bad Brains so I totally missed them, and Kool Keith, who played that same stage earlier. Bad Brains ended earlier than curfew which meant I got to run over and catch about 20 minutes of Tim and Eric which was a great way (laughing) to end the hectic two day fest.
One unfortunate aspect of the weekend was the dust. It was a problem at ACL this year too. Dry dirt and wind meant you were constantly breathing it in. A signifigant portion of the crowd was wearing bandanas or other gas mask-like things on their faces. I didn't, but I should have because I think it made me a little sick. More pictures from day two below...
DOWNLOAD: We Misplaced a Cobra in the Uninhabitable Mansion (on WFMU) (MP3)
Uninhabitable Mansions playing live @ WFMU
As previously blogged, two members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah formed a band with a member of Au Revoir Simone and called it Uninhabitable Mansions. Listen to three songs on MySpace. Download seven live versions at WFMU's blog. Catch them live this Saturday night at Mercury Lounge (9/20, 8pm). They open for Mugison who also plays Union Pool the day after that. Tickets for the Merc show are on sale.
Tim Fite @ Joe's Pub, NYC - Jan 19, 2008 (Leia Jospe)
* United Tradeshow
* Tulsa is at Cake Shop
* Frankpollis joins Hymns at Pianos
* Jack Penate is playing Mercury Lounge
* Lisa Loeb is playing at Borders, Colubmus Circle
* Martha Wainwright is playing The Stone
* Aesop Rock is playing a MySpace secret show
* "Author" Ron Jeremy is speaking at McNally Robinson
* Music critic Carl Wilson is talking about Celine Dion
* CYHSY, Au Revoir Simone & Ra Ra Riot are playing Bowery
My New Years resolution is not to fall so behind in coverage of shows - especially festivals. For instance, I probably only posted 10% of the pictures I took at Austin City Limits this year. At least there's always a place for them in related posts - like this one about how Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is playing a Planned Parenthood benefit at Bowery Ballroom on January 22nd. Tickets are on sale (thx Ryan). More photos from ACL below....
Federico Aubele is an Argentine singer-songwriter whose music blends a variety of genres and styles: Jamaican dub and reggae, American ambient and hip-hop, Mexican bolero, and Argentine tango. [Wikipedia]* CYHSY are playing Studio B
* IAMX is playing Bowery Ballroom
* OM & Grails are at Europa in Brooklyn
* Broken Social Scene & friends are @ Webster Hall
* Federico Aubele is playing two shows at Joe's Pub
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned to Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (Nov 13, 2007). Decent show - I've feel like (I'm tired today and...) I've seen them play most of the same material too many times to say much more. I didn't see either of the openers because I was over at Mercury Lounge checking out Deer Tick - also good. Would have liked to have seen Battles, Phosphorescent, or even Jay-Z too, but oh well.
Bao Nguyen took some pictures. More of them below....
same band, same venue, different year...
Once again I found myself being rocked by Mr. Brownstone - this time reunited - at Bowery Ballroom in NYC until the wee hours of the morning on Saturday night (Nov 10, 2007). The four-band show started at 8pm, included a set by all metal Bee Gees cover band Tragedy, and ended around 3 in the morning. The sold out crowd sang along to pretty much every Guns N Roses song you could possibly want to hear (note: Brownstone are a Guns N Roses tribute band). There was lots of booze flowing - on stage and off....
The bass player fell off the stage, more or less on top of me, twice. The lead guitarist once. The guy wearing the kilt took a long swig of Jack Daniels and then spit it right on me. Really. A long, wet stream. I had to clean my glasses. Women were throwing bras on stage. And at least a hundred plastic glasses of beer were tossed up as well. Everyone was sopping wet. [The Year of Magical Painting]As you know, the guy in the kilt sides as the drummer in another band, and it's that band that brings him back to Bowery Ballroom again tonight (Nov 13) (also sold out). Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play Studio B in Brooklyn tomorrow as well. Their latest tour dates, below....
CYHSY @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC - Sep 11, 2007 (CRED)
* Marissa Nadler, Castanets & Nikki Shapiro are at Union Pool
* Jamie T, High Places & The New York Howl are @ Bowery Ballroom tonight
* Jamie T's show at Luna Lounge tomorrow has been cancelled though
* The Holly Golightly boat cruise has been cancelled also (VISA issues)
* The Fluo Kids & The Cool Kids will be hangin' at Hiro Ballroom
* The Hold Steady's Craig Finn is at Barnes & Noble
* 50 Cent is playing Hammerstein Ballroom
* Glenn Mercer of the Feelies & Steve Wynn are at the Merc
* Silver Apples are playing Cake Shop & Silent Barn
* Dragons of Zynth are at the Annex
Cloud Cult @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - SEpt 8, 2007 (CRED)
* Bear Hands kick off their residency at Pianos
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing Gramercy Theatre
* Mia Doi Todd is at Glasslands Gallery
* The Gray Kid, Oliver Future, The Trews & Paulson @ Mercury Lounge
How were CYHSY last night at MHOW? What else?
* Adam Kesher plays a free show at Knitting Factory
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returns - at the MHOW
* The Veils & XYZ Affair are at Bowery Ballroom
* The Frames are playing Webster Hall
* Members of Anathallo & Page France @ Union Hall
* Rain Phoenix's band Papercranes is at Mercury Lounge
* It's part of a September NYC residency
CYHSY & John Malkovich holding the actual Tom Hanks (VIA)
First came Gramercy Theatre & stuff. Then came one at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and now Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced a few more shows that includes November 13th @ Bowery Ballroom, and the very next day at Studio B. Also a show in Philly, and two in DC. Presale here. All tour dates below....
The initial Fall lineup for the Music Hall of Williamsburg is as follows:
September"Tickets for the initial September and October shows will go on sale Friday, July 13 at noon, unless otherwise noted. Additional Music Hall of Williamsburg shows will be announced soon."
4: Patti Smith and Her Band (previously announced)
7: Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts
8: Vampire Weekend
10: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
14: The Walkmen
15: Bonde do Rolê with Plastic Little
19: The Black Lips with The Selmanaires and Nice Boys (previous)
21: Les Savy Fav (presale July 14 - during Citysol???)
27: Medeski, Martin & Wood
28: Fujiya & Miyagi with Dirty on Purpose
29: Jose Gonzalez (previous)
3: BORIS and Damon & Naomi with Michio Kurihara
8: Sunset Rubdown
9: High On Fire with Mono, Panthers, Coliseum (presale July 13)
TICKETWEB "FEE STRUCTURE"
Through the new agreement with Ticketmaster, fans will be able to purchase tickets for events at all Bowery Presents venues at a fee structure virtually the same as that of former ticketing partner, TicketWeb.More below...
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's show at Gramercy Theatre sold out quickly. Bloc Party's show at the WaMu is on sale. Blonde Redhead is playing a free show at McCarren Pool this summer, and now tickets are also on sale for a show by them in NJ on September 22nd.
All Blonde Redhead tour dates & stuff, below...
A VIEW FROM SASQUATCH! 2006 (MORE)
This is definitely the festival I want to go to:
Sasquatch! Music Festival is pleased to announce the official line up for their 6th annual event to be held over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at the breathtaking Gorge Amphitheatre. The Festival features over 50 artists on 3 stages. Tickets for the festival go on-sale Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00 am. On-site camping for the festival is available for Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th and reservations can be made upon ticket purchase.Previously
Saturday, May 26th:
The Arcade Fire
Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System
The Hold Steady
Sunday, May 27th:
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Black Angels
Tokyo Police Club
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Minus The Bear
***More acts to be announced!***
* Sasquatch! 2006 | Sunday review in words & pics
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics
* Beck @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics
* Sasquatch! 2006 | Saturday review in words & pics
* Band of Horses @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics
* Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics
* Jamie Lidell didn't shave @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics
* Arctic Monkeys' new bassist @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pic
* CYHSY's drummer in GNR sweatshirt @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pic
* Neko Case, before & during the hail @ Sasquatch! 2006 | pics