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Slowdive
Slowdive

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.

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2014 line-up: Slowdive, Arcade Fire, NMH, Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, QOTSA, and more"

noise pop

We mentioned earlier that Real Estate would be playing the 2014 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where they've actually got two shows at The Independent: February 28 with Dream Boys, and March 1 with Dominant Legs. What we haven't done is run down this year's fest which happens at venues all over San Francisco from February 25 - March 2.

In addition to Real Estate, this year's Noise Pop (now in its 21st year) features such acts as Throwing Muses, Cold Cave, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Bob Mould, No Age, The Fresh & Onlys, Dr. Dog, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, and lots more. Badges that get you into all events are on sale now.

Full list of this year's performers below...

Continue reading "San Francisco Noise Pop fest lineup (Real Estate, Throwing Muses, Bob Mould, Cold Cave, Mikal Cronin & more)"

Cold Cave @ Station to Station Arizona (more by Lucas Hodge)
Cold Cave

The Red Bull Sound Select series of NYC shows continues this month with an East Village Radio curated show at Tammany Hall on November 20. Cold Cave will headline the show which will also features sets from local-ish acts Bad Girlfriend, Young Boys (who we've profiled), and Nothing (who played one of CMJ-week parties last month). Like all RBSS shows, this one is $3, but they're now requiring RSVP (or else it's $10). Keep your eye on RBSS's site for the RSVP link to appear. Check out the flyer below.

The next Red Bull Sound Select show anywhere, is in Austin Saturday as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest and Lee Fields is headlining that one. Jesse Ware does LA on 11/19 (Small Black recently did Dallas) (Debbie wasn't available).

Cold Cave, who've been trickling out songs over the last few months, last played NYC in September when they were at Glasslands. If you haven't heard Bad Girlfriend, the garagey quartet are currently working on their debut LP with Rewards' Aaron Pfenning at the controls and you can stream a few tracks below. Nothing will be touring with Weekend in January.

The last BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show was last month at MHOW with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, The Bouncing Souls, Aye Nako and Nude Becah. Our next one is in January. Stay tuned for more info on that.

East Village Radio is also the home of the Invisible Oranges radio show. Head to IO for this week's playlist and a link to the stream.

Bad Girlfriend streams and RBSS NYC flyer below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave playing Red Bull Sound Select NYC show w/ Nothing & Bad Girlfriend; Lee Fields doing Austin; Jessie Ware in LA"

by Lukas Hodge

Cold Cave in Winslow / dancers in Pittsburgh / Cat Power in Barstow
Station To Station - 2013
Station To Station - 2013
Station To Station - 2013

Just after you walk through the front doors of the historic La Posada hotel in Winslow, Arizona, a news clipping hanging from a bulletin board reads "Another City too Strong to Die". An interesting statement when you think about it due to the fact that it suggests that in all likelihood, this is not a place that's supposed to still exist. It almost advocates feelings that this is a city stuck swimming upstream. The question is raised, what here is worth preserving? If you ask a local, or even just walk a single block through the small downtown area, you'll understand quickly that the hope of this town rests on a song written by Jackson Browne in 1972. Everywhere you go there are signs advertising the town crux: a street corner two blocks from the train station named "Standin' On The Corner" park. Dedicated to one line in a single song, it's surrounded by murals, shops, and even a bronze statue which may or may not be in Jackson Browne's likeness. The song, is of course, "Take It Easy" as performed by The Eagles. And while no other part of this tour really comes close to the level of polarization created by an arena-filling rock band, the story of Winslow works as an effective allegory to sum up the meaning of why myself or anyone rode a customized train disguised as a moving piece of art, complete with recording studio, post-production office, dining hall, and one of Frank Sinatra's private rail cars, from New York to California.

The answer comes from multi-media artist, Doug Aitken, who's devoted his life to the pursuit of collaboration and performance. The "Happenings", as Aitken branded them, were never overwhelming. The numbers were intentionally kept low at each date allowing every participant a feeling of intimacy with each piece of art they encountered, whether it be a stark and awkward Cat Power set in the backyard of a railroad inn, or a UFO high above the California deserts and a Beck set featuring a full choir. This was most noticeable at the Barstow date, a little over one thousand people showed up to the happening within the walls of at least a 4,000 capacity drive-in theater. It's obvious that Aitken's focus was not on attendance and not on outsiders but on bringing together different artistic communities that would almost never normally interact. And hey, a thousand witnesses can't be a bad thing.

Levi's ®, who made the public art project known as Station to Station possible, had their own tents that resembled nomadic sculptures, known as Yurts set up at each date where independent artists and designers could create their own denim products out of locally sourced goods under the "Makers" brand. To quote Maker Laura Sato via an interview with Vice:

The Makers yurt was Levi's® artistic contribution to Station to Station. Levi's® Makers is a collective of artisan's from across the country who sell their handmade goods under the label of Levi's® Makers.

For the majority of the trip, we had four other Makers along with the Levi's® Tailor Shop who had their stations set up in the yurt. Forestbound (one of a kind tote bags made of salvaged materials), Folk Fibers (hand-stitched, natural dyed quilts), Junkyard Jeans (customized chain-stitch embroidery), and Tangleblue Weavers. We also had a few guests along the way for a couple stops; Cobra Rock Boot Co.(handmade boots), Chimayo Weavers, and Teranishi (leather goods).

The yurt really gave us a platform to create and collaborate while allowing the public to observe our process and ask us questions. I've worked for the Levi's® Tailor Shop making handmade goods for almost three years, but when I met my fellow Makers on this trip it really hit me what a special thing I'm a part of. I got to work and become close with some of the most inspiring and talented people, all of us tied together with the common thread of loving to create and work with our hands. There was definitely a special energy inside the yurt.

The yurts which were also traveling with the train and acted as evolving installation pieces. The Nomadic Sculptures range from Carsten Höller's yurt pierced with holes that visitors can throw a Frisbee through, to Liz Glynn's creation of the universe that develops at each stop. At some stops, filmmaker Kenneth Anger screened a film in his Yurt.

Every stop on the trip included a combination of visual arts, installations, and live music, all in a very unforgettable fashion. Some of the Happenings take place inside actual train stations (Chicago, Pittsburgh), while others exist within hubs at the creative centers of communities (Brooklyn, Barstow). How the tour arrives at each stop is the truly unforgettable part. Within each of the nine train cars, each serving a distinct purpose, it was almost impossible to find someone without their face glued to the windows admiring the little seen landscape from up on the rails or with their hands on one of the many interactive tools ("for the modern frontier") made possible by Levi's ®. Included in these was an original 1901 Underwood No. 5 typewriter linked directly to Twitter, a 1939 web-enabled Graflex Speed Graphic still cam for taking Instagram pictures, . and a 1960's Gibson hollow body plugged straight into Soundcloud.

Station To Station - 2013

Aitken has repeatedly begrudged the term "tour" and endorses the idea that the project is an entity which "constantly changes". All posturing aside, whatever you want to call it, it's impressive and ambitious. Each station had a very distinct feel and was drastically different from the happening prior. In Brooklyn, it kicked off in a dark noise-filled soundstage on the river with sets from electronic pioneers Suicide, tour staple No Age, and psychedelic locals Ariel Pink (who performed at multiple dates), as well as a youth marching band from Kansas City. By the time it reached Chicago, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore had joined for his set with drummer John Moloney as Caught On Tape. The Legendary gospel diva Mavis Staples also performed.

Station To Station - 2013

As the train rolled on, it finally made its way to the southwest and, in my opinion, its defining showcases. When the train, decorated in highly visible, flashing, LED lights, pulled up on the beautifully restored grounds of the almost century old La Posada hotel (which was the original Winslow train stop) the traveling event arguably achieved its most characterized evening. Between the location of the stage being only a few feet from the train, and the recently restored Inn doubling as a local art museum, this seemed to be the exact platform from which Levi's ® and Station to Station creator Doug Aitken wished to "make their mark". Jackson Browne tossed out a few classics before finally playing "Take It Easy, which resulted in a fevered reaction from every middle aged resident sitting in their lawn chairs. Another tour favorite was Cold Cave, who in Winslow, played atop an elevated platform overlooking a haystack maze full of puzzled onlookers.

One of the main themes being pushed was that the most important part was not the "happening", but what comes after it. For someone like Doug Aitken who's constantly looking forward to the next collaboration or project, it makes sense that the aim of the entire undertaking was to push imagination into the future while taking educated hints from the past. What better place exists than being in a shuttle riding the exact tracks that helped shape the land moving beneath it?

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You already saw pictures and heard more about the NYC and Pittsburgh stops and saw a set of pictures from Chicago. More pictures and some videos from the train along with the Chicago, IL, Winslow, AZ, and Barstow, CA stops, below...

Continue reading "Doug Aitken & Levi's brought art 'Station to Station', we joined along (pics, review from Chicago, Winslow & Barstow happenings)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Cold Cave at 285 Kent, 6/29/2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cold Cave

The ever-busy Wes Eisold released a new song under his Cold Cave moniker last week titled "Nausea, the Earth and Me." When that single came out, I wondered out loud if we could expect to see a physical release sometime soon -- Cold Cave have been on a run of seven inches lately -- but according to Eisold's personal publishing house/record imprint The Heartworm, there's no use holding your breath as there are currently no plans for a physical release. Last Friday (10/18), though, Cold Cave announced that "Nausea, the Earth and Me" is available to download as part of a three-track EP via iTunes.

In other Wes Eisold news, Cold Cave's Facebook page linked to a stream of Anti Aquarian's first and only EP, Chrome Jesus, today. It's an awesome 10-minute melange of noise, dance-y minimalist electronics and sound effects overlaid with field-recording style chatter that, at one point, develops into an impromptu snippet of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" sung by what sounds like a group of drunk girls. The EP was originally issued as a cassette limited to 200 copies on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Production and should be available on iTunes soon. Meanwhile listen to a stream of Chrome Jesus below.

Speaking of Dominick Fernow, he just released a new Vatican Shadow album titled Remember Your Black Day and will be playing a Halloween show at Output with Silent Servant.

Listen to Chrome Jesus below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave released a digital EP; Wes Eisold reissuing his Anti Aquarian EP, 'Chrome Jesus' (stream it)"

by Wyatt Marshall

CC

Cold Cave pushed a new song out on Facebook last night that heads further down their gothed-out path of late, titled "Nausea, the Earth and Me." Judging by CC's recent slew of seven-inches and the "coming soon via www.theheartworm.com" (Wesley Eisold's publishing imprint/record label) tacked onto the vid, perhaps we can expect to see "Nausea, the Earth and Me" on a seven-inch sometime soon too. The cover photo sure looks like it was taken on a train, and we know that Cold Cave spent a good amount of time on the Station to Station tour. Cold Cave recorded a song on that trek -- is this it?

Give it a listen and decide for yourself, it's streaming below.

Continue reading "Cold Cave released "Nausea, the Earth and Me" (stream it)"

Gary Numan

Synthpop/goth legend Gary Numan has a new album and touring plans this year, including a west coast run with Cold Cave (who likely learned a thing or two from those classic Gary Numan records) which he's on now. While he's over there, he'll be coming to this weekend's Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle where in addition to his set he'll stop by the Soundwave tent for a live interview with us on Saturday at 1pm. Come by!
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Meanwhile, Gary's tour will bring him to the east coast later this year, and he plays NYC on October 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Cold Cave won't be opening that show (they have their own NYC show coming up), but The Color Film, the new-ish project from Glassjaw's Daryl Palumbo, will. Tickets for that show are still available.

We just caught Glassjaw at Music Hall of Williamsburg (pictures), and they also have an upcoming Long Island show (tickets).

As discussed, Gary Numan's new album, Splinter, is due out on October 14 (artwork above), and since we last spoke he's revealed the first single, "I Am Dust." The new album features NIN guitarist Robin Finck (he also plays a couple dates on NIN's tour) and the new song isn't too far removed from their sound. Listen to it, along with an updated list of tour dates and album tracklist, below.

Continue reading "Gary Numan on tour, visiting us in the Soundwave tent at Bumbershoot (updated dates & more LP details)"

Woe at Acheron, May 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Woe

Names like Big Freedia, Cold Cave, Thou, Hop Along, Pity Sex, Dads, Inter Arma, Sundials, Woe and more will participate in Fall Line Fest, a two day festival in Richmond, VA on 9/6 and 9/7. The multi-venue festival has shows of all genres strewn across the city, with tickets set at a very affordable $20 for the weekend. Head below for the Fall Line Fest flyer.

The show is part of a large string of dates for the great Woe, who will hit the road with Inter Arma shortly after the fest. After IA breaks away, Woe will head home, and sew up the string of dates with a stop at Saint Vitus on 9/22 featuring Belus and Crypt Sermon. Tickets are on sale.

Fall Line details and Woe tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Woe touring in September (dates), including Fall Line Fest in Richmond with Big Freedia, Cold Cave & more"

Ariel Pink at Do Division 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Ariel Pink

As discussed, artist Doug Aitken is presenting the traveling Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour this year, with a variety of different artists in different cites. The NYC stop on the tour (which is the start of this whole thing) happens on September 6, and since we last spoke, more details have been announced. It happens at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn Navy Yard and runs from 6:30-10:30 PM.

Musicians playing the NYC stop include No Age, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Connan Mockasin, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Jim Jarmusch & SQÜRL, The Boredoms, African American marching band The Kansas City Marching Cobras, and more TBA. There will also be a "surprise" from Rirkrit Tiravanija and a Technicolor smoke performance from Olaf Breuning. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/9) at noon.

Other artists added to other cities include Giorgio Moroder, Beck, Cat Power, Cold Cave, THEESatisfaction, Sun Araw, and more. Head to Station to Station's site for tickets and more info on the other cities. Full tour schedule (as it stands now), below...

Continue reading "Station to Station tour lineup additions & ticket info (NYC stop includes Ariel Pink, No Age, Boredoms & more)"

Cold Cave @ 285 Kent, 6/29/2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cold Cave

Pitchfork: How has the controversy surrounding your shows with Boyd Rice affected you?

WE: I guess you just can't say or do anything without opposition. People say art doesn't need to be explained, but then they demand an explanation. I know Boyd Rice as a kind, intelligent, influential individual, not as any of these things that people are saying about him personally. It's not my problem that people are ignorant or can't contextualize his work.

Pitchfork: Were you prepared at all for this sort of backlash?

WE: There's always a backlash no matter what you do. Of course I'm aware [of his previous statements]. People have always had this misunderstanding with his work, as they do many artists; sometimes people choose to separate someone's art from their personality and sometimes they can't. Boyd played New York four times that year and there hadn't been any issues. If anything, the mistake was assuming people could contextualize it. - [P4K]

Elsewhere in Pitchfork's interview with Cold Cave main man Wes Eisold says he's in a very creative period of his life currently, and he doesn't want "to let time pass me by even more than I've already allowed it to." Eisold is currently putting the finishing touches on the third Cold Cave record, tentatively titled Sunflower.

As mentioned, Cold Cave play (without Boyd Rice) Glasslands on September 4. Tickets for that show are still available. That follows a string of West Coast dates with synthpop legend Gary Numan (who also plays NYC). Cold Cave also have shows in the South and Southwest after the Glasslands show. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Cold Cave speaks about Boyd Rice controversy, opening for Gary Numan on the West Coast ++ other dates"

photos by Lukas Hodge

Cold Cave @ 285 Kent, 6/29/2013
Cold Cave

Despite much protest, Cold Cave and Boyd Rice teamed with Alberich (who has a few shows on the way), to play 285 Kent on June 29, the last of a clearly tumultous tour of cancellations and accusations. Unlike Saint Vitus, which happened near the start of the tour, 285 Kent was under fire for their acceptance of the show at their space. Late Friday, they responded and after all the hubub, the show went off as planned (not even a smoke bomb in the bathroom like at the Chicago show). Pictures of all the bands, as well as some of the anti-fascist literature that was available at the venue to counteract whatever nonsense Boyd Rice represents or may have been spewing, are in this post.

Wes & Cold Cave return to NYC -- minus Rice -- on September 4 at Glasslands. Tickets are still available.

More pics from Saturday's 285 Kent show below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave, Boyd Rice and Alberich played 285 Kent, it wasn't very exciting (pics)"

Cold Cave w/ Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus last week (more by Greg Cristman)
Cold Cave and Boyd Rice

As you may have heard, Cold Cave's tour with Boyd Rice, which has been riddled with cancellations due to Rice's inclusion, hits 285 Kent on Saturday (6/29). The Brooklyn show is still happening, however Todd P has issued a statement about it:

As you may have heard, the There has been a small uproar about Boyd Rice joining Cold Cave's show at 285 Kent this Saturday. After a handful of venues in other cities canceled tour dates due to Rice's inclusion, and notices appeared on a couple of websites, we've received about 9 emails imploring us to cancel, as well as 3 recommending we do not cancel. There has been some additional chatter on Twitter and Tumblr, etc.

Boyd Rice recently reappeared after many years absence, and has performed on bills this year at Europa and at Saint Vitus, without incident or protest. The controversy has come up because Boyd Rice is a character who has spent the last 30 or so years saying truly disgusting things - everything from palling around with the KKK to wearing Nazi uniforms to advocating the subjugation of women and the efficacy of rape. The guy revels in offensiveness and whether or not his statements are meant sincerely, or as schtick - he completely sucks as a human being and as an artist he employs abuse imagery and hate rhetoric for shock - a practice we find despicable.

So that leaves the question - why is this asshole playing 285 Kent (which I help run with Ric Leichtung)?

The rest of Todd P's statement is below...

Continue reading "Todd P issues statement about Saturday's Cold Cave / Boyd Rice show at 285 Kent which is still on"

Boyd Rice

The sold out Cold Cave / Boyd Rice show scheduled for tomorrow (6/28) at TT The Bear's in Boston, MA, a Bowery Boston production, has been cancelled. Venue manager Kevin Patey commented on the cancellation to Vanyaland:

"We've made the decision we didn't want this person in the room. After researching the artist and discussing it with promoters in other cities, we made it clear to the agent that we didn't want this person to perform at our venue. We weren't canceling Cold Cave, but the agent said the show wouldn't happen without the opener. It was the agent's decision. So regrettably, the show was cancelled."
"This person" is of course noise artist Boyd Rice, the controversial former Death in June member whose ties to Nazism, satanism, and accusations of misogyny continue to follow him. Some argue that Rice is just a provocateur using "shock tactics." What do you think?

In the show's stead, the Boston venue is holding a benefit for "local womens' groups and/or shelters."

This is not the first cancellation of this tour. Dates in Toronto and Montreal were also called off for the same reasons. Rice's inclusion on the Cold Cave tour also enraged Philly ANTIFA folk, where that stop ended up being canceled, resulting in last week's late night Saint Vitus show. Chicago ANTIFA are none too pleased either, and claimed to have shut down the Empty Bottle show on 6/24 with a smoke bomb (though the show went on as planned). Cold Cave's upcoming dates with Rice (who performs with the band) include Montreal tonight, and a sold-out Brooklyn show at 285 Kent on 6/28.

Don't have a ticket? Don't want to support Boyd Rice, but not holding it against his collaborators? Cold Cave also just announced a September 4th Brooklyn show at Glasslands.

Photos by Greg Cristman

Cold Cave w/ Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus, 6/20/2012
Cold Cave with Boyd Rice

I see sources saying I'm playing in philly tonite. Unfortunately not true. I love Philly, a home to me, and where Cold Cave began.. but the show was cancelled by the promoters without discussion because we are allegedly SATANIC NAZIS. See you in NY tonight. Sorry Philadelphia friends. - [CC]
Due to Cold Cave's appearance with Boyd Rice being cancelled under reported threat of ANTIFA protest, the band played a late show at Saint Vitus last night (6/19) on their current tour. Instead of performing an opening set, Rice played with Cold Cave. The hour-long set was heavy on favorites, with Boyd Rice providing mostly a menacing look and a bit of controvery due to (according to our photographer) "his continual snorting of snuff that many thought was drugs." Did you go? What did you think? What time did you get home?

Cold Cave and Boyd Rice will return to NYC to play a sold out 285 Kent next week. More pictures from Saint Vitus, plus video, are below.

Continue reading "Cold Cave played Saint Vitus with Boyd Rice (pics & video)"

Cold Cave with NON

UPDATE- The Philadelphia show is not happening.. So we've added a second show in Brooklyn on June 19th at St. Vitus!
And with that announcement, Cold Cave & NON have added a second NYC show which happens before the previously discussed and now sold-out show at 285 Kent on June 29. Tickets are on sale for the Saint Vitus show.

In other Cold Cave news, the band has posted stream for the "Black Boots" and "Meaningful Life," both available on the Black Boots 7" out now on Heartworm. Check out those songs, and their updated tour schedule, below.

Continue reading "Cold Cave cancel Philly show, add NYC date"

Boyd Rice

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.

Cold Cave have released a seemingly endless stream of new singles. Hear those new tracks at the band's upcoming tour dates, which are listed below.

Continue reading "Boyd Rice (NON) added to Cold Cave US dates"

Cold Cave

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

Continue reading "Cold Cave streaming all of 'God Made The World' 7""

Spiritualized @ Emo's East in Austin, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Spiritualized

Flume
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Mykki Blanco @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amannda Hatfield)
Mykki Blanco

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.

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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.

Cold Cave is on a roll with new tracks. The latest is "God Made the World", available for stream below.

What else?

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Cold Cave

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.

Continue reading "Cold Cave release new video, ready new 7"s + updated dates"

Cold Cave at Logan Square in Chicago (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Cold Cave

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.

Continue reading "Cold Cave streaming full 7" for Deathwish, announce North American dates"

Cold Cave at Logan Square Auditorium, Oct 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Cold Cave

Cold Cave are streaming a new single, "Oceans With No End," from the band's forthcoming EP of the same name. Check that out below and look for the two-song effort on Deathwish soon.

Cold Cave recently lost one of their own with the untimely passing of touring member Justin Benoit. RIP.

Track stream below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave streaming new track from Deathwish-released EP"

Justin Benoit

Friends, It saddens me to have to tell you of the tragic passing of Justin "Chachi" Benoit.

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.

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.

RIP Justin. The video for Cold Cave's "Love Comes Close," which he is featured in, is below.

Continue reading "Justin Benoit (Cold Cave), RIP"

Cold Cave EP

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.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Divine Fits / Cold Cave @ Webster Hall, 10/21/2012
Divine Fits
Cold Cave

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.

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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.

Black Sabbath (sans Bill Ward) are finally going to do that album with producer Rick Rubin.

Gothamist wonders aloud if Barclays Center might have a racist metal detector policy (via an article in the NY Post).

I swear the BrooklynVegan not-CMJ day party lineups are coming very soon, though we've already revealed that we've got METZ, Deap Vally and Murals.

The 2012 edition of Austin City Limits, which is switching to two weeks next year, went down over the weekend (sans The Weeknd). Check out our photos from Day Two and Day One. Day Three on the way.

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.

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