Entries tagged with: Chromeo
Production great Shlohmo recently announced that he'd be touring North America this year after his appearance at Coachella, and since we last spoke, that tour has been expanded. It already included a NYC show happening on May 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it now also includes one at Bowery Ballroom (5/8) a day later. Both are with Purple. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (3/7) at noon and tickets for the MHOW show (same link) are still available. All dates are listed below.
Shlohmo will also be in Austin for SXSW, where he'll join Jeremih for his set at day 2 (3/13) of FADER Fort. The rest of that lineup includes Chromeo, Theophilus London, Eagulls, Sam Smith, Mas Ysa, Connan Mockaskin, Glass Animals, 100s and Buscabulla. The day 1 lineup includes Little Dragon, YG, London Grammar, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, The Orwells, Temples, and more. RSVP is open.
Shlohmo and Jeremih have an EP coming out soon. You can stream a track from that, along with the list of Shlohmo dates, below...
Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Katherine Hansen)
As mentioned, Bonnaroo 2014 happens June 12 - 15 in Manchester, TN. The fest has already been dropping hints as to who's going to play this year (Kanye and Elton John seem likely as headliners) but will finally spill the beans tonight via a web show called "Blam!" which airs at 9 PM EST on Bonnaroo.com (or an Xbox app). (Maybe you watched last year's with Weird Al Yankovich and Portugal the Man.) This year's announcement special is hosted by SNL's Taran Killam and Broad City's Hannibal Buress, with a "superjam" between The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds.
There's also a pre-Blam! web event from 7 - 9 PM EST featuring live cover song performances from Tenacious D, Kings Of Leon, Phish, My Morning Jacket, and others.
Or you can just check back here: we'll have the full Bonnaroo 2014 line-up in this post once its announced.
UPDATE (9 PM): Lineup now being announced and includes Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Mastodon, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Meshuggah, Damon Albarn, Disclosure, Broken Bells, James Blake, Lionel Ritchie, Jack White, Deafheaven, Janelle Monae, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Phosphorescent, Cloud Nothings, Danny Brown, Cut Copy, Typhoon, Sam Smith, Pusha T, Warpaint, Those Darlins, Cass McCombs, Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Dr. Dog, The Bouncing Souls, Classixx, First Aid Kit, Fitz and the Tantrums, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Caveman, Washed Out, Real Estate, Rudimental, Ty Segall, Polica, A$AP Ferg, Little Dragon, Omar Souleyman, Lucero, Goat, Okkervil River, Jonathan Wilson, Wiz Khalifa, The Avett Brothers and MANY more.
Tickets go on sale Saturday (2/22) at noon.
Full lineup (spoiler: no Outkast) below...
One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.
Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.
TPOBPAH at Summerstage in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC indie pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been relatively quiet lately, but it's looking like that's about to change. Frontman Kip Berman has been instagramming guitar pedals lately, which hopefully means they're back in the studio, and Pains have also announced what will be their first hometown show in a while, happening on March 28 at Rough Trade NYC. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/17) at noon.
The band's only other currently announced date is New Orleans festival BUKU Music + Art Project, which happens from March 21-22 and also includes The Flaming Lips, Chromeo, Explosions in the Sky, Tyler the Creator, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, Baauer b2b RL Grime, Danny Brown, Phantogram, Skream, Wavves, Big Freedia, Thundercat, Cashmere Cat, Blood Diamonds and more. Tickets for that festival are on sale now.
TPOBPAH recently released a belated video for "Belong" off their 2011 LP of the same name, which you can watch below...
As mentioned, Chromeo will be going on their "Come Alive" tour in support of new album White Women which still doesn't have a release date. While their NYC show at Terminal 5 on May 16 hasn't sold out, they've added a second show at T5 the next night (5/17) which also has Oliver on the bill. Tickets for the 5/17 show go on sale today (1/10) at 2 PM.
Updated dates are listed below.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
Chromeo still haven't set a release date ("spring 2014") for their new album, White Women, but they keep releasing tracks from it. The latest, "Come Alive," just premiered today and features Toro Y Moi and is typical of winking, '80s-inspired electro-funk. You can stream it below.
The duo, who played Webster Hall back in November, will be touring this spring, including a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on May 16 with opener Oliver. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the Toro Y Moi collaboration, below...
Julia Holter @ Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Julia Holter, Nedelle Torrisi @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Julia Holter has been a-record-a-year since 2011's Tragedy (the album that began gaining her widespread recognition), and she never stops progressing. After last year's experimental bedroom pop opus, Ekstasis, she's moved further into the realm of contemporary classical and jazz styles on this year's Loud City Song, but is still highly melodic and lyrical. Catch her bringing her many sounds to Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, and don't miss Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize, and fka Paradise), who also makes some solid art pop.
Iamamiwhoami, ITAL @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
This Swedish art pop musician (real name Jonna Lee) has been getting some buzz over the last couple years for her sound that brought to mind artists like Bjork and The Knife. Tonight she makes her US debut, and ITAL should get everyone in a good mood before she goes on.
Hess Is More, SH101, Nightmare, Tippy Toes @ Cameo Gallery
A mighty live force capable of DFA-style dancerock, Hess is More are always worth checking out live. This will be your last chance to catch them as part of their September "Hessidency" and could easily be the best of the bunch, as a Hess-Tippy-Toes supergroup seems like a definite possibility.
Failures' Union, Chandeli'ers, Magnets @ Death By Audio
Failures' Union make alt-power pop like '90s radio rock and teen movie soundtracks never went out of style, with a bit of a country twist. Their new record drops this fall, but if you head to DbA tonight, you'll likely get to hear some of its tracks.
Lia Ices, My Body, Wilsen @ Glasslands
Lia Ices has been pretty quiet lately, but the Justin Vernon associate is back, playing this hometown show before she heads across the country for the Oakland stop of the Station to Station tour. If you like Lia's delicate style of folk, there's a good chance you'll like opener Wilsen too.
The xx, Polica @ Radio City Music Hall
The xx and Polica are two groups with a knack for tackling indie pop, R&B, and electronica all at once, so this matchup should make for a great double bill. Tonight they take on their second of two nights at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are still available.
Local Natives, Wild Nothing @ Terminal 5
Local Natives released Hummingbird at the beginning of this year and their trajectory continues to climb, having played Governor's Ball back in June and tonight's the first of two nights' at T5.
The Lumps, The Moon Dudes, The Hairs @ Union Pool
Formerly of San Diego then San Francisco, Lumps now call NYC home. Though it's just one guy and a drum machine these days, Lumps still crank out nasally garage-pop as can be heard on their new album, Love, LUMPS. You can stream it below and tonight.
Lionel Richie @ Barclays Center
The former Commodore and all-around hitmaker will draw from 40 years worth of pop and R&B for tonight's big show at Barclays. Will it go All Night Long? Truly, that would be something.
Earth, Wind and Fire @ Beacon Theatre
Some people may be torn tonight between seeing Lionel Richie or going to see soul/disco/R&B titans Earth Wind & Fire at Beacon. And who wouldn't want to hear "September" in September?
MS MR, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Wet @ Webster Hall
With her sophomore album, Secondhand Rapture, MS MR push further into pure pop territory. Tonight's show is sold out.
Katatonia, Cult of Luna, Tesseract, Intronaut @ Irving Plaza
Long-running Swedish metal band Katatonia are headlining this package tour that also includes some pretty solid support acts, like the atmospheric Cult of Luna and the proggy Intronaut.
Chromeo, Snarkitecture @ Milk Studios
Sometimes cheese is not a bad thing. Electrofunk duo Chromeo, whose new album White Women is out soon, own their fromage. They'll be previewing that record tonight -- free but RSVP is closed.
Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, begins a 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.
Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash begins his three-night run at City Winery tonight.
The Grandmothers of Invention @ Joe's Pub
This group comprises members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention band, and tonight they'll perform the music of the late legend at Joe's Pub.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - Over Your Shoulder (MP3)
Montreal/NYC masters of cheesy/fun synth funk, Chromeo, will return with their fourth album, White Women, at some point not too far off ("coming soon"). The first track released from the album is "Over Your Shoulder" that cribs from Michael McDonald, Steve Miller and a little Chic-style disco riffage. You can download it above and stream it below. You can also watch a teaser video below as well.
The band have a few fall shows lined up, including one in NYC at Webster Hall on November 14. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Additionally, Chromeo's Dave 1 & P-Thugg will be presenting a one night only pop-up installation in NYC sometime soon. What exactly that is and when it will happen are to be revealed later this week.
Chromeo's tour schedule, track stream and album teaser are below...
Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
Holy Ship!!! is returning in 2014 for its third year (hence the three exclamation points) and will set sail off the coast of Miami on January 9, 2014, returning on January 12. Artists playing this year include Pharrell, Disclosure (DJ), Diplo, A-Trak, Baauer, Flume, RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Jerome LOL, Shlohmo (DJ), and more. Tickets for the cruise are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Obama hugs Bruce Springsteen (pre-election night)
A selection of tweets reacting to Obama's big win last night....
":)" - Grizzly Bear
"YES" - Amanda Palmer
"yeah!!!!" - Laurel Halo
"FUCK YES" - HEALTH
"fuck yeah." - Colin Meloy
"FUCK YEAH AMERICA!!! #OBAMA" - King Tuff
photos by Gretchen Robinette
"If you aren't already at the Williamsbsurg Music Hall for the free Fool's Gold show, don't bother now. You will never get in. 500+ line up" - Brian Doc Holidae
A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' label Fool's Gold turned five and they decided to celebrate, with the help of Converse Rubber Tracks, in a big but but small way on Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg (a Brooklyn venue much smaller than ones A-Trak has charged people to see him in). The free, first-come, first served, during-CMJ show ended up going something this:
09:00 - Ryan HemsworthThose who got on line early experienced this...
10:00 - Nick Catchdubs
10:45 - Troy Ave (bringing out Chase N Cashe)
11:15 - World's Fair (bringing out Tanboyz + Flatbush Zombies)
12:00 - Donnis
12:30 - Ghostface Killah
01:00 - A-Trak (Chromeo hanging out)
02:00 - Flosstradamus
photos by David Andrako
"Main attraction of the night @araabmuzik @spinmagazine #cmj event CRAY!" - Amia Serrano
Chromeo @ DCTV Firehouse, 10/18/2012
It was a night for dancing not posing, but Chromeo's David "Dave 1" Macklovitch couldn't resist during the duo's DJ set at SPIN's CMJ party (brought to you by Red Diamond Wine, CABO Wabo®, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and JBL) on Wednesday night at the DCTV Firehouse in New York's Chinatown. So, just before theatrically dropping a beat and transitioning out of Moodymann's "Freeki Mutha F cker (All I Need Is U)," Dave 1, wearing his customary suit jacket, tight jeans, and hi-top poof of black curls, turned to the sidestage area and flashed his best glossy, flossy smile for a photographer, who was so tickled upon getting the shot that he ditched his camera soon thereafter to dance to a remix of the remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." [SPIN]SPIN threw a CMJ party at DCTV Firehouse in Chinatown on Thursday (10/18) with DJ sets by Chromeo (who DJed a few other shows last week), Araabmuzik and MNDR. More pictures from the party are below.
"Witnessed dude fall from 3 stories into crowd @ #justice show. Anybody on the ground hurt? #hammerstein #NYC" - Mark Bellncula
Justice @ Hammerstein Ballroom - 10/21/12 (via Nick Wenck)
Justice brought their tour to NYC for a show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (10/21) with Chromeo (DJ), one of several big shows happening in NYC the night after CMJ's conclusion. An anonymous source tells us that right before the encore, the members of Justice pointed towards the upper left balcony and a young fan, who "looked like he was tweaking out on something and seemed to think they were pointing directly," thrusted himself towards the stage so hard that he fell over the balcony, and after holding on for a few seconds he fell to the ground. Says the source, "The crazy thing is he immediately jumped up, threw his hat on and bolted from the venue. According to the venue staff and EMTs no one was severely hurt, but one person of the three who he landed on went to the hospital complaining of back pain."
Whoa. The show went on after that and video from it (balcony fall not included) is below.
Chromeo at Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Myspace (which is attempting a comeback) is presenting a three-city DJ concert series which hits NYC, San Francisco, and LA. The NYC show happens on October 20 at Tribeca Grand Hotel with Chromeo and Questlove. Presumably both acts will be doing DJ sets. The show is free but RSVP is required.
For Chromeo, that show is one of three DJ sets in the NYC area they'll be doing this month, including one in Atlantic City the night before (10/19) the Tribeca Grand show, and opening for Justice at Hammerstein Ballroom the night after (10/21) (sold out).
For Questlove meanwhile, his usual DJ night at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursdays is cancelled this week.
A list of all dates and Chromeo's video for "When The Night Falls" below...
Tickets for the recently added Swans shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW with Devendra Banhart go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their less recently announced Bowery Ballroom show with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, which happens about two weeks before the new ones, are still available.
Hot Tuna (electric) are returning to Beacon Theater on November 30 and December 1. Tickets for that show are on internet presale now and go on sale to the general public on Saturday (9/8) at 9 AM.
Chris Brokaw (of Codeine, who reunited this year but may be done for good) has been added as an opener to the Mono shows at Le Poisson Rouge and Glasslands. Tickets for the LPR show and the Glasslands show are still available.
Green Day, who are working on new material this year (three albums to be exact), are playing an intimate (for them), but not this intimate, show in NYC at Irving Plaza on September 15 to celebrate the launch of Nokia Music. To get tickets, you have to "like" the Numero Uno Fan Facebook App presented by Nokia Music and AT&T and then click through to get all the details. The disclaimer reads: "Warning: Serious Green Day fans only."
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Passion Pit / Kud Cudi at Governors Ball - 6/23/12
Governors Ball went down in Randall's Island over the weekend (6/23-6/24) with 26 bands across two stages and no overlapping sets. Day 1 was "headlined" by Passion Pit (though Kid Cudi played after them) and also included Chromeo, Major Lazer, Atmosphere, Santigold, Duck Sauce (Armand Van Helden and A-Trak), James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (Special Disco Version DJ set), and more. Probably the most anticipated set of the day was Passion Pit's, who were playing their first NYC area show in about a year and a half, and first since announcing their new album and releasing two singles from it (both of which they played). NY Times didn't seem to approve much of their set though, writing:
Saturday played out as a party punctuated by angst; there were many, many calls for putting hands in the air. Party and angst mix in Passion Pit, who work in two main modes: the shimmering anthem and the pulsating dance-pop song, both with more cryptic lyrics than might be expected. Passion Pit stacked the anthems at the beginning of the set-among them a new song, "Take a Walk," about an immigrant who finds himself financially ruined-before revving up the dance tunes. But the stage didn't add much beyond subwoofers to Passion Pit's songs; Michael Angelakos's vocals, mostly falsetto, needs studio help.They wrote similar criticism of Kid Cudi, mentioning that he also needs the safety net of the studio, but were very positive about Day 1's selection of dance music, including Special Disco Version, Duck Sauce, and Major Lazer. What did you think? Or did you just go on the (much better day) Sunday?
Pictures from Sunday are on the way. More from Saturday below...
As posted last night, Modest Mouse are playing Governors Ball on Randall's Island during the weekend of June 23-24 (same weekend as Orion), but they are just one of many artists that are now announced, and listed, along with more information, below...
photos by Autumn Andel
The Treasure Island Music Festival went down over two days on a small island in the San Francisco Bay, juggling two stages and acts that ranged from Death From Above 1979 to Cut Copy to St Vincent. The bands and sets were staggered so that changeovers allowed for the audience to see all of each band which, on day 1, included appearances from Death From Above 1979, Geographer, Aloe Blacc, The Naked & The Famous, Shabazz Palaces, YACHT (who play NYC in December), Battles, Dizzee Rascal, Chromeo, Buraka Som Sistema, Flying Lotus, Cut Copy, and Empire of The Sun...
"Sometimes a performance impresses you simply because of its natural and flawless flow. This was Chromeo on Saturday [10/15 at Treasure Island Music Festival]. The Montreal duo known for creating modern 80s-inspired electro-synth pop got one of the largest crowds of the day moving immediately as they opened with "Fancy Footwork." The hits kept coming with classics like "Don't Turn the Lights Off," "Bonafied Lovin," "Tenderoni" and set closer "Night by Night." Chromeo over the years has cemented themselves as one of the more fun and original acts in electronic music, Saturday was no disappointment whatsoever."Chromeo, who since played Moogfest, play their first of two shows at Terminal 5 tonight (11/4).
-[SF Station on the highlights at TIMF]
Belated pictures from day 1 of the Treasure Island Music Festival (which happened on 10/15) continue, more YACHT and Chromeo included, below...
photos by Diana Wong
Tangerine Dream & fan
The annual music festival Moogfest took place this Halloween weekend down in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless bands we know and love played over the course of its three days including The Antlers, Atlas Sound, Austra, Anika, The Field, AraabMuzik, Flying Lotus, Chromeo, TV on the Radio, Moby, Matthew Dear, Tangerine Dream, and many more. And that was just Friday. Friday pictures are in this post.
As NPR points out:
"Tangerine Dream has wore many hats during a prolific 35-year career: Krautrock, New Age, film scores and pioneering synth music, to start. The group has consistently worked at a steady clip, generating 116 (!) live and studio albums in spite of its many personnel changes. Edgar Froese, the creative force behind Tangerine Dream, is the only remaining original member."Tangerine Dream played a two hour set at the fest. You can listen to the whole thing at NPR who have streaming sets from Austra, Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, The Field, CANT and others too. The rest of our pictures from the first of three days, below...
Chromeo and DJ Mehdi
It's been almost a week since we found out about the tragic death of the too-young Ed Banger DJ Mehdi. One of the first confirmations of the awful news, as we pointed out in our post, came from Mehdi's friends in Chromeo via Twitter. Dave One has since posted a lengthy memorial to their friend on Facebook along with the above picture. You can read the whole thing below.
Earlier this month, Chromeo added a 11/4 Terminal show to their tour with Mayer Hawthorne and Breakbot. That Terminal 5 show has since sold out, but they've since added a second show at the same venue the next night. Tickets for the 11/5 Terminal 5 show are available for AmEx presale and Internet presale (username: chromeo, password: tickets) now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/23) at noon.
Updated dates and the words on Mehdi, below...
Chromeo at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
This was the third year that Electric Zoo, an electronic music festival featuring world-renowned DJs, shuttled and ferried fans across the East River to Randall's Island on Labor Day weekend to dance. But this time the fest that began as a modest weekend event was something more, drawing crowds that were large even by music festival standards: Expanded to three days, the Zoo hosted 85,000 people, up from 50,000 over two days last year.More about Electric Zoo later...
The scantily clad throngs, wearing neon sunglasses, pacifiers, furry go-go boots and bikini tops--and sometimes body paint in lieu of a top--prompted several DJs to declare a return of the rave scene to New York.
"It just eventually comes back," said David Macklovitch of the duo Chromeo. "We're definitely getting '90s vibes." [Wall Street Journal]
Now that Chromeo have played the Randall's Island fest, they've expanded their previously announced 'Night Falls Tour' with Mayer Hawthorne and Breakbot to include a NYC show happening on November 4 at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/9) at noon with an internet presale (username: chromeo, password: tickets) and an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/7) at noon.
Updated dates below...
DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Drumma Boy remix ft. Shabazz Palaces) (MP3)
Back in June, we announced the killer initial lineup for Moogfest 2011 (October 28, 29, 30). That lineup just got even better with additions including TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, YACHT, John Maus, Araabmuzik Baths, Zomby, Active Child and more. It was also announced that Brian Eno, part of the initial lineup, will be presenting Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings and "Illustrated Talks" as part of this year's fest.
The initial announcement also included Suicide, Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Austra, M83, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Moby (full band), The Flaming Lips, Battles, CANT, Brandt Brauer Frick (who will be on a US tour that hits Glasslands), and more.
Speaking of CANT (aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), he revealed the song "Believe" from his upcoming debut LP yesterday. Stream the track below. The album comes out September 13 on Chris' own Terrible Records. He's also got an upcoming tour surrounding Moogfest which includes a show on October 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still on sale.
Speaking of SBTRKT and Little Dragon, Drumma Boy remixed the SBTRKT song with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano on lead vocals. Shabazz Palaces is also featured on the remix (compare that to Drake's version). Grab the track above via Gorilla vs Bear. Shabazz wrote on Facebook today, "Besides the release of Black Up, I don't think I've seen one article on here create such a surge of activity as this Wildfire Remix has. Amazing."
Sampha, who sings live with SBTRKT and on his album, also recently released his own song, "Indecision." Stream the track below. Moogfest is one of the stops on SBTRKT's recently announced US tour that also hits Bowery Ballroom on October 31 (with Araabmuzik) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 1. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.
Little Dragon plays a BV-presented Record Release show at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg TONIGHT (8/16). The show is sold out, but if you don't have tickets you can catch them in NYC again on their headlining tour which hits Terminal 5 on October 14. Tickets are still on sale.
Song streams and full Moogfest lineup below...
The MTK: Music To Know Festival planned for Saturday - Sunday, August 13 - 14, in East Hampton, New York, is cancelled. A statement is as follows:Strangely Escape to NY, the other new Hamptons music festival, is going on as planned as we speak. Patti Smith and Best Coast played it last night.
"It is with heavy, heavy heart that we regret to inform you that the inaugural MTK: Music To Know Festival in East Hampton will not take place. Despite our unique vision and arranging a world-class line-up, ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue. We wanted to let everyone know now before engaging more deeply.
Along with our ticket holders, vendors, sponsors, business associates, colleagues and friends in the community, we too are filled with deep disappointment. We pledge to endure during this difficult time with the same integrity and professionalism displayed throughout the creation of this event.
Ticket holders should check www.musictoknow.com next week for more information.
The MTK Fest's lineup included Vampire Weekend, Chromeo, Dawes, Bright Eyes, M Ward, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz and the Tantrums, Matt and Kim and more.
Truck America, another NY Festival, was cancelled last week (though no official announcement has been made about that yet).
As mentioned, Music to Know Fest makes its debut in East Hampton, NY over the weekend of August 13-14, and features artists such as Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, and others. Set times have been announced for the festival, which you can check out below.
MTK, not to be confused with Escape to NY, have also teamed up with MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to add an official westbound train for concertgoers:
The train, departing from the LIRR East Hampton station at 10:56 PM, is aptly timed to ensure concert goers will have sufficient time to enjoy the day's line-up and festivities and will be making all the local stops on Long Island into Brooklyn and Manhattan.For more fun, you can download the official MTK 2011 App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the iTunes app store. The fest also features fashion tents. According to a press release:
The fashion pop-up tents will be set up in a "retail village" and the merchants are anything but your average festival brands. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were first to purchase pop-ups from MTK: Music To Know - planning to debut their much-anticipated website StyleMint and their successful contemporary line Elizabeth & James to the crowd of almost 10,000 people gathered at the event in the Hamptons during the height of the season.Hmmm... Tickets for the festival are still available. Set times and a list of the clothing brands that will be on display at the fest below...