Entries tagged with: Cold Cave
The ever controversial noise artist Boyd Rice (of NON) will join Cold Cave on a set of upcoming North American tour dates, which will include a stop at 285 Kent on June 29. Tickets are still available. Rice recently released his book NO for repress via Heartworm (Wes from Cold Cave's label), which will be available at the merch tables during the show.
Again with the new videos? The Cold Cave singles onslaught continues with the new track "Dandelion" which comes from the band's God Made The World 7" due in June on Heartworm. Stream both sides of that 7" below
Spiritualized @ Emo's East in Austin, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mykki Blanco @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amannda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Mat Shipp Trio @ The Stone
* Here Lies Love @ Public Theatre
* Spiritualized @ Secret Project Robot
* Doug Benson @ The Gramercy Theatre
* Ryan Keberle and Catharsis @ Joe's Pub
* The Black Crowes @ The Capitol Theatre
* Andy Grammar, Parachute @ Irving Plaza
* Sarah Wolfson and Mischa Bouvier @ Barbes
* Spacehog @ Housing Works Cafe & Bookstore
* Flume, Eprom, JDH @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Rhett Miller (of Old 97's), Joe Pernice @ City Winery
* Superhumanoids, We Barbarians @ Mercury Lounge
* Haerts, Gentleman Hall, Future Screens @ Cameo Gallery
* Justin Miller, Future Classics DJs, JDH (DJs) @ Glasslands
* Mykki Blanco, DJ MikeQ, Rizzla, Ian Isiah @ Bowery Ballroom
* Loma Prieta, Goodtime Boys, Descender, Crushed @ Saint Vitus
* Historics, Light Heat, Geprgoa, Matt Werth (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Elephant Stone, Data Romance, Spirit Animal, Desert Stars @ Pianos
* Kings, Flashpoint, Sarah Goldfeather, Lily Henley @ Pete's Candy Store
* The Fleeting Ends, Leslie Diamond, Cleveland Jones @ The Living Room
* Theologian, Compactor, Explosive Improvised Device, Lussuria @ Silent Barn
* Deb Oh and The Cavaliers, The Old Ghost, I Am Lightyear, DJ Pumpkin Patch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Yo-Yo Ma, Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, Cristina Pato, Marcus Printup, John Hadfield, Ron Myles @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jessi Klein (of SNL), Alex Karpovski (of Girls), Jake and Amir (of College Humor), Savoir Adore (musical guest) @ UCB East
The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, receives its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York City tonight. Performances of the piece, directed by Alex Timbers of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher fame, will take place at the Public's LuEsther Theater and, originally scheduled to run to May 5, have been extended through May 19. The original run of Here Lies Love is a co-production of the Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, which gave preview performances of the production last spring.Tonight's premiere of Here Lies Love, and the rest of its initial Public Theatre run, is sold out but tickets are still available for the May 6 - 19 extended dates.
Flume's show at Music Hall of Willliamsburg is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the afterparty which happens at Glasslands with DJ sets from Justin Miller, Future Classics, and JDH. Doors at midnight.
There were many years there when people just couldnt even figure out what drummer Alex Van Halen was playing at the beginning of the Van Halen classic "Hot for Teacher." Leave it to some random six-year old kid on the internet to figure it out. Video is below.
Janelle Monáe was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" with the Roots. You can watch that below.
They say good things come in threes, so I'm still waiting for the last piece of news to drop.
First is Cold Cave have released a new video for "A Little Death to Laugh," which will soon be released for its third pressing via Heartworm Press. The 7" is one of three in the works including the one-sided God Made the World with etching (digital comes with an additional track) also due via Heartworm and the previously discussed Oceans With No End 7" (which is streaming in full) due on Deathwish.
Secondly, Wes Eisold has announced additional dates with American Nightmare, which include stops in Chicago and Toronto. The AN dates fall smack in the middle of two legs of a Cold Cave tour, which hits NYC at 285 Kent on June 29 (tickets).
This doesn't count as third, but updated Cold Cave dates are listed below.
Cold Cave at Logan Square in Chicago (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Cold Cave have some new material to show off when they embark on a string of North American dates in June. The surgical strikes include a grand total of four rendez-vous with the east coast, including an NYC show at 285 Kent on June 29. Tickets are on sale, but support is TBA.
All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the new track "People are Poison" and the other side of the "Oceans With No End" single, below.
Cold Cave at Logan Square Auditorium, Oct 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Cold Cave recently lost one of their own with the untimely passing of touring member Justin Benoit. RIP.
Track stream below...
Friends, It saddens me to have to tell you of the tragic passing of Justin "Chachi" Benoit.The above message was posted by Wes Eisold to the Cold Cave Facebook (via Pitchfork) regarding the passing of Justin Benoit, who was a touring member of Cold Cave in 2009, and recorded with them on their split with Cold Cave collaborator Dominick Fernow's Prurient project, Stars Explode. Benoit was also a writer and was published through Wes Eisold's Heartworm Press.
As many of you know we lived together in my Philadelphia house, and he continued to live there until his passing. He was my friend and band member. He was a genius with impeccable taste. He loved his family, his friends, The Fall and when he would see broken umbrellas on the street. We love him and miss him dearly. Rest In Peace.
Please let's be respectful of everyone's privacy to grieve.
RIP Justin. The video for Cold Cave's "Love Comes Close," which he is featured in, is below.
Hot on the heels of the release of the A Little Death to Laugh 7", Cold Cave have announced Oceans with No End, a new EP due via Deathwish. That's the cover art above and here's a little more info via the press release:
"Oceans With No End" EP is... a two song industrial indulgence that features Eisold performing all forms of instrumentation on the release. Title track "Oceans With No End" uses upbeat electronics to create a melodious wash for Eisold's pensive vocals to tread within. While B-side "People Are Poison" plods forth with an angry swagger in direct juxtaposition to the title track's driving urgency.No word on when, exactly, we can expect to see that EP hit the shelves, but you can check out the lyrics to the title track below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Divine Fits / Cold Cave @ Webster Hall, 10/21/2012
While many were sleeping off their CMJ hangover, musical or otherwise, Divine Fits were headlining Webster Hall on Sunday night (10/21) joined by support from Cold Cave as part of a larger string of dates. The tight supercrew ran through tracks from their Merge debut, covered Frank Ocean ("Lost") and Wipers ("Doom Town"), and even took a time out to throw fried chicken into the audience (*cough*KoolKeith*cough*).
Cold Cave, the brainchild of Wesley Eisold, was sporting a new version of Cold Cave at the NYC date, now that Dominick Fernow has flown the coop to concentrate on his project Vatican Shadow. Eisold's new band definitely leans more toward the punk end of things, employing the talents of Hunter Burgan (AFI), Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, yes the brother of Rocky), Jessie Nelson (Head Automatica), and London May (Samhain, Dag Nasty).
More pictures and the setlists from Webster Hall are below.
Michael Bolton, who seems to have a good sense of humor about his crappy music, will star as himself in new sitcom Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life according to Deadline. Look for the new sitcom on ABC next year.
Speaking of the trend of having your festival two weekends in a row now, Ultra Music Festival announced they're doing it too.
Jon Carmanica at the NY Times talks about dance stars evolving to pop fame.
The same issue of the NY Times profiles Ellie Goulding who is dating pop fame dance star Skrillex (who she was hanging out with at Pianos the other night).
Adele's "Someone Like You" has topped another chart: most popular songs at funerals.
The Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las tour hit Chicago last week. We got pictures.
Speaking of pictures, in NY we recently captured the butt shaking going on at Bowery for Nicky Da B, Flying Lotus and then SBTRKT at Terminal 5, Public Image LTD at both MHOW and Hammerstein, Menomena at Bowery (MHOW on the way), Revelation Records Anniversary Night Two (three and four on the way), and Morrissey not once, not twice, but thrice.
And oh yeah, don't forget the New York Comic Con shots.
Stream Divine Fits' appearance on NPR's World Cafe from earlier today.
Xbox's iTunes-esque new music service debuts tomorrow. Surprise: you're going to have to update your firmware to use it.
Kitty Pride, who plays CMJ this week, hates fellow redhead Tori Amos. For weird reasons.
More stuff below...
Divine Fits in Austin in July (more by Tim Griffin)
As mentioned, Divine Fits (the new project of Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown) will be touring this year and playing NYC on September 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sean Bones. That show has long sold out but the band just added another much larger show in NYC which happens on October 21 at Webster Hall with Cold Cave, who will be supporting them for a portion of the upcoming tour. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/5) at noon. An updated list of dates is below.
Divine Fits released their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, last week (8/28) via Merge. You can check the album out on Spotify and order it from the Merge webstore. A stream of album track, "Would That Not Be Nice," and a list of updated dates are below.
Meanwhile, Cold Cave have a new line-up featuring London May (Samhain), Hunter Burgan (AFI), Dave Stone (LCD Soundsystem / Melvins), and Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers). The band will head into the studio in November to begin work on the new CC album. There are also a few Cold Cave headlining shows in addition to their dates with Divine Fits and those are listed below.
Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.
Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).
For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.
Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.
"Finally, sad skinny guys get a chance to mosh hard without fearing for broken bones or glasses." -- Anonymous concertgoer, American Nightmare, July 22
Friday (7/20) and Sunday night (7/22) at Webster Hall, Cold Cave's Wes Eisold rejoined former American Nightmare (Give Up the Ghost) bandmates for sold out shows at the large NYC venue. I went Sunday when the hardcore legends were supported by Damnation A.D., New Lows, and Prurient, the solo noise project of the other half of Cold Cave, Dominick Fernow (who also played Saint Vitus on the night before). The Friday show, which is pictured in this post, was opened by Horror Show and Indecision.
Thanks to the band's cult following, the grand ballroom at Webster remained packed with aggressively enthusiastic concertgoers from start to finish. American Nightmare was never known (or loved, for that matter) for sticking to the hardcore tradition. No doubt more than one "sad skinny guy" or girl in attendance received a bit of ribbing from their more stalwart hardcore friends when they told them where they were headed that night (I know I did). What American Nightmare fans lack in tough guy cred, they make up for with unrivaled passion and dedication to their pack.
Prurient kicked off the night to a flurry of confused looks and awkward shuffles as he unleashed his signature sonic assault on the audience. Though it was an obvious divergence from the typical "hardcore show" tone, a fair number of concertgoers seemed interested in Fernow's performance.
Damnation A.D. and New Lows brought the moshers into the fold and set the night on the fast track for the crazed American Nightmare set to follow. For all their heavy riffs and breakdowns, the two supporting bands couldn't hold a candle to the fervor that the headliners incited when they came onstage. From above, the crowd appeared less as a group of individuals and more a military outfit acting in chaotic unison: not one lyric went unsung, no finger point went up alone.
More pictures from Friday, and videos and the setlists from both nights, below...
Support for the American Nightmare shows (via)
New Lows have posted the lineups for the pair of Webster Hall dates for the American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost reunion. As pictured above, the sold-out 7/22 show will feature support from Damnation AD (who last played NYC with Unbroken), New Lows and Prurient (who will also play Saint Vitus the night before) while the 7/20 show will feature support from Indecision and Horror Show. Tickets for the latter are still available.
American Nightmare/GUTG recently added a show at FYF Fest in LA alongside Quicksand and many notable others.
Prurient at Public Assembly (more by Louis Caldarola)
No word on if Wes Eisold (Dominick Fernow's bandmate in Cold Cave) will join him as part of Prurient, but it seems probable considering that American Nightmare have the night off and are playing shows on the days before and after at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available for 7/20 at Webster Hall (7/22 is sold out).
The Prurient show, entitled Midnight Mass, will close out the night at Saint Vitus as the venue will also play host to Mike Scheidt/Nate Hall/Kevin Hufnagel earlier that evening. Tickets are available for that BrooklynVegan-sponsored show.
Cold Cave recently played NYC at Europa during Northside Festival.
Flyer and some video of Prurient's brutal appearance at Public Assembly last year is below.
Cold Cave with Dee Dee of The Dum Dum Girls (via beckadiamond)
Last night (6/14) was unofficial goth night at Europa in Brooklyn.
Less a concert and more a melancholic dance party of black-clad, overdressed waifs, Thursday's Northside Festival line-up at Europa featured darkwave heroes Cold Cave and White Ring, along with the experimental solo project of C. Spencer Yeh, Burning Star Core.
The latter kicked off the show on a dissonant note, barraging the few blasé (and mostly seated) attendees with violin feedback and isolated electronic noise. Though discordant, Yeh's set most certainly lent itself to the "goth prom" ambiance of the event: he performed off and to the right of the stage, set up on a rickety table and backlit with color-changing LED lights. (Naturally, Europa's velveteen, hyper-polished and chandelier-encrusted décor helped, too.)
The night's dance vibes -- and, perhaps not surprisingly, the crowd -- picked up significantly when White Ring took the stage. That is to say, it didn't pick up too much but just enough for people to hang their heads and sway under strobe light. The songs were slow but pulsating; paired with singer Kendra Malia's strident vocal delivery, the performance came across as visceral, yet cold -- think Crystal Castles with a heavy dose of codeine syrup -- and eased the crowd perfectly into the headlining set.
When Cold Cave came on, mood seemed to switch gears to beach party spillover, with the sea of black shifting back and allowing a bare-legged, sun-kissed crew of what some might refer to as "normies" to the front. They greeted the band with exuberance and -- gasp! -- up-tempo dancing. Cold Cave returned the favor by playing the hits off Cherish the Light Years while also peppering in some old favorites including the single "Love Comes Close" and b-side "Theme from Tomorrowland", featuring Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls on vocals. At one point, they went even further back into the band's repertoire to play a Cremations-era mash up of "Poison Berries" and "Pacing Around the Church", much to the chagrin of the dance-oriented crowd.
Saccharine sweet at times and flat-out scary at others (see: Dominick Fernow dancing maniacally around the stage, pointing, and shouting angrily at the crowd), Cold Cave's performance was as dichotomous as the night's line-up. Though the marriage of Eisold and Fernow's hardcore and noise roots with the dance-friendly sensibility of Cold Cave works well for the band, it sometimes fails to translate live, especially when mixing performers as far-removed from each other as these two openers were. But, so long as you can approach the performances with little expectation of seeing "dance-friendly band" or "the members of American Nightmare and Prurient project" and simply go to see Cold Cave, the band (a novel idea, I know), they shouldn't, and won't, disappoint.
by Bill Pearis
So as you may have heard, I think we posted about it once, the Northside Festival kicks off today, Thursday (6/14), all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint which means slightly more music and definitely more Heineken in the neighborhood than normal. You can still buy festival badges that will get you into get you into all shows, theoretically, but depends on the venue and capacity. Many shows have advance tickets, like tonight's GZA's shows (early and late, both sold out) at MHoW or the Cold Cave at Europa (almost sold out I hear) to name two, or you can try your luck buying at the door. Basically, if you are relying on buying at the door or using your badge, get there early. Small places like Cameo reach badge capacity early.
Tonight there's the BBG/BV Presents showcase at St. Vitus with Dragged into Sunlight, The Year is One, and Make. Also tonight, though not part of Northside, is the BBG presented show at Acheron with Secretarian Violence, The Love Below, Poison Planet, and Pharaoh which means BBG will be one tired dude tomorrow (and Evillive will be late posting).
I also recommend the Kanine Records show tonight at Knit, as Virginia's Eternal Summers have made one of my favorite albums of 2012 so far, Correct Behavior, which isn't out till next month but I know for a fact will be sold at the merch table tonight. (Check out their new video for "Wonder" below.) They're great live too. Also on the bill: Class Actress, Bleeding Rainbow (now a rocking quartet), Zambri, the controversially-named (but pretty good) Beach Day, and Air Waves. Something else to consider that I just discovered: Knitting Factory's has a no-fee ATM.
Also tonight: the Chaos in Tejas/FFF showcase at Warsaw with Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache, and Magrudergrind. I caught Australia's Royal Headache's super-packed, sweaty show at Cake Shop last night and all I can say is wow. They are the real deal and singer Shogun belted it out, hit every note and is, I'm pretty sure, the best singing I've ever heard at Cake Shop and probably ever will? I mean usually the vocals are so low there but his were booming out. If you have a badge and a free spot in your night, try to make it there -- Royal Headache are on at 9PM.
There's also the Other Music Recording Co. showcase at Union Pool who just revealed that the "???" headliner tonight is Widowspeak who will play alongside OMRC artists as Ex Cops and Nude Beach both of which are favorites here at the BVHQ plus The Everymen who I've been meaning to check out. (This might be my first stop of the night.) Flyer for the show is below.
I also want to see Daughn Gibson at Cameo (again go early if you want in to this one); Kool Keith at Brooklyn Bowl would be, uh, cool... there's a lot to do tonight and you can see the full Northside Schedule here.
Other Music and Kanine Records flyers and Eternal Summers video are below.
Wes of AN on stage with Cold Cave at Guggenheim (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You snooze you lose. Or maybe you didn't snooze and were perched atop your keyboard ready to strike at the moment when American Nightmare tickets went on sale at noon today (5/31) and sold out pretty much immediately. The good news: American Nightmare/GUTG have added ANOTHER show at Webster Hall on July 20th. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW (Friday, 6/1) at noon.
Wes of AN/GUTG with Cold Cave at The Guggenheim (more by Amanda Hatfield)
It seemed almost inevitable, and now it's a reality. After reuniting for a pair of shows late last year and being the subject of a documentary (with the longest "trailer" ever), American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost will come to NYC for a show at Webster Hall on July 22. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday, May 31 at noon. It's their only announced date at the moment, but hopefully more to come.
Meanwhile, Cold Cave has a Northside show coming up at Europa on June 14.
Some videos below...
Cold Cave at Guggenheim (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cold Cave, whose last NYC show was at the Guggenheim, will return to the club circuit for their next NYC show which is at Europa on June 14th as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (5/24) at noon or you can try to get in with your Northside badge. Details on support are still TBA.
In related news, Dominick Fernow (Cold Cave, Prurient) has launched his own label, Bed of Nails, which is an imprint of Boomkat. The inaugural release for the label will September Cell (out June 18), the new EP from Fernow's industrial project Vatican Shadow. Dominick Fernow is also the owner of Hospital Productions, which closed up its NYC store late last year.
Stream Vatican Shadow's Kneel Before Religious Icons, which was recently reissued by Type Records, below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Cold Cave @ The Guggenheim
Cold Cave opened their set at the Guggenheim museum on Friday (4/27) in the best way they know how, with blasts of noise. The LA duo's appearance (just Wesley Wisold and Dominick Fernow this time around) as part of the Divine Ricochet series was more than just an all out attack though; the band eventually settled into favorites from their two LPs Love Comes Close and Cherish The Light Years in the unique space. Here are some pictures from the unique show.
The band also had a limited to 223-copies Confetti/Believe in My Blood seven-inch available to the first people to walk in the door, Did you manage to snag one? If not, look for them at an eBay reseller near you.
As previously mentioned, Wes Eisold of Cold Cave is also featured in a new Give Up The Ghost/American Nightmare documentary.
More pictures from the Guggenheim along with a video of the band performing "Love Comes Close", below...
Give Up The Ghost (aka American Nightmare) (more by Stephanie Crumley)
Deathwish have announced their intentions to release a new documentary on the recent Give Up the Ghost/American Nightmare reunion, due via the label "soon". Check out the eleven-minute "trailer" below.
Check out that GUTG Reunion trailer below.
Zola Jesus @ SXSW 2012 (photo by manotaur)
Cold Cave have confirmed that previously mentioned Guggenheim show, and Zola Jesus, Grouper and Julianna Barwick are playing the museum in April and May too. Details below...
Cold Cave at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Cold Cave in NYC 27 AprilStay tuned for more info if and when it is ever announced...
The CCC has confirmed that the information listed on the Matador website is indeed true...
Cold Cave will be playing at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan on Friday 27 April 2012
No further information has been confirmed at this time. This information is not listed on Cold Cave's site, nor is it listed on The Guggenheim's calendar of events. Any updates will be posted promptly
In other Matador Records band news, Ceremony are now streaming their new album "Zoo" over at SPIN. The record is out March 6th which is also when the band will start playing some shows in California, eventually making their way to SXSW where they'll play the BrooklynVegan/Power of the Riff party at Scoot Inn. All of their tour dates are listed below...