Entries tagged with: Corin Tucker
by Klaus Kinski (and Fred Armisen)
Fred meditates on his top ten...
In my tenure as BV's tallest and prettiest contributor, I've noticed that one of the most polarizing figures we mention on here is the great Fred Armisen. It's like, any time we mention this dude all the negative-Nancys crawl out of the wood work. Oh well... You know what they say ('they' being people who use terrible quips to express themselves); "Haters gonna hate." The reality is, Fred Armisen rules. He's one of my most favorite, funny, uber-talented oddballs in the biz. He's consistently funny on SNL, no matter how abysmal the sketch may be. His show Portlandia (which returns January 4th 2013 on IFC) is one of the funniest shows to hit the gogglebox in recent memory. And he keeps it real with small-venue residencies and club shows. Fred recently hipped us to the top 10 records of 2012 that floated his boat.
In addition to Portlandia's imminent return (many guest stars included), and the Portlandia book which is currently available, don't forget the Fred is hosting the Snow Ball Ball at the Bell (Ball) House on Sunday December 16. The show also features guest DJs Tunde Adebimpe (from TV On the Radio), Peter Hale (from Here We Go Magic) and more!
Check out Fred's 'Best of' list, below...
Unwound was a United States post-hardcore band based in Tumwater/Olympia, Washington. Formed in 1991, the band consisted of Justin Trosper (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Vern Rumsey (bass), and Brandt Sandeno (drums), all of whom had previously been in a band called Giant Henry. Brandt Sandeno quit Unwound in 1992 and was replaced by Sara Lund... After Unwound broke up Vern Rumsey formed Flora v. Fauna. Sara Lund formed Hungry Ghost with Andrew Price from the Irving Klaw Trio as well as joining the The Corin Tucker Band. In 2012 Brandt Sandeno and Justin Trosper formed Survival Knife...Unwound have been cited as an influence by many contemporary underground artists, including most notably Blonde Redhead, Mineral, xbxrx, Cave In and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead -[Wiki]Post-hardcore greats Unwound split 10 years ago, but not without leaving a significant mark on the landscape. Those who missed or still miss their live show, can be there vicariously through Live Leaves. Originally slated for release in 2002, the record was culled from shows during the tour for their final LP, 2001's Leaves Turn Inside You. Check out the tracklisting and live video below, and order yours via Kill Rock Stars.
No word on any sort of return to the stage, but until then you can hear the frontman's thoughts on the live material below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Superchunk Mac/Florence & the Machine
"The DeLuna Stage was set up on the beach, facing away from the Pensacola pier that stretches into the Gulf of Mexico. On the opposite side of the beach looking back was actually the Heritage Stage, a stage filled with the sounds of New Orleans jazz music. The quarters weren't as sprawling as Hangout [Festival in Alabama], but the Windcreek Stage location, in the adjacent parking lot, made for a much easier human traffic flow between the two primary stages. That concrete often kept the festival from feeling like it was intended, but its proximity also kept fans from missing anything from the weekend's largest acts.Florida beach music festival, Deluna Fest, wrapped up its third year back on Sunday, 9/23. If you've been following along, you already saw a big set from the first day, the Bad Brains shots, Joy Formidable, and the rest of the pictures from the second day. Now here's our final set of pictures which include Bob Mould (who also played with the Foo Fighters the night before), the Corin Tucker Band (who then toured her way to NYC for two shows), The Wallflowers, Fitz & the Tantrums (who are on the soundtrack to the new movie "Butter"), Superchunk (whose frontman has a show coming up at Mercury Lounge), and Florence & the Machine. Check out the rest of the pictures and a Mould video, below...
Then, the setup allowed for unrestricted access to the ocean. So, you give and you take.
NBC Sports sponsored a "sports bar," lined with no fewer than 10 HD flat screens. The welcome addition allowed a region which loves college football to lounge near the beach and catch their favorite team on Saturday. Alabama's pay-per-view contest against Florida Atlantic was not carried, but most other national broadcasts were, including Auburn's near-miss against LSU." [Birmingham News]
A$AP Rocky at MHOW, August 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
tonight in NYC
* Choro Trio @ Barbes
* Mecanica Popular @ Barbes
* Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall
* Rondi Charleston @ Joe's Pub
* Henry Grimes Trio @ The Stone
* Snoop Dogg @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Gotye, Zammuto @ Williamsburg Park
* Lips, Evil J, Saint Cecilia @ The Flat
* Burlesque Festival @ The Bell House
* Julian Velard w/ Charlene Kaye @ Joe's Pub
* Twin Shadow, Niki & The Dove @ Webster Hall
* Friends, Phone Tag, Lorna Dune @ 285 Kent Avenue
* The Milk Carton Kids, Brendan Hines @ 92YTribeca
* Artl, Man Benu, Winter Family, Sunmoon @ Zebulon
* Vacationer, Ghost Beach, Lovelife @ Cameo Gallery
* Chris Cohen, Blanche Blanche Blanche @ Glasslands
* The Corin Tucker Band, Ideal Forms @ Mercury Lounge
* Crinkles, WIN WIN, Widow, Delicate Cutters @ Pianos
* A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q @ Roseland
* Lymbyc Systym, Spaces, Prism House @ Public Assembly
* Gossip, Magic Mouth, Bonnie Montgomery @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Riverwild, The Yes Way, The Midnight Hollow @ Union Pool
* Two Door Cinema Club, Guards @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Denzels, Half Day, Sea Monsters, Sleepies @ Shea Stadium
* John Talabot, Pional, Blondes, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Valley Lodge, States and Kingdoms, Geoffrey Rickly @ Saint Vitus
* Judah Friedlander, Matt Koff, Andy Rocco, Mikey Roohan @ UCB East
* The Great & Terrible, Chamber Band, Colorform, Duane @ Cake Shop
* Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, Otomo Yoshihide @ Abrons Art Center
* Brother Ali, Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman @ Bowery Ballroom
* Future Shuttle, Sun Araw, Sinkane, Weyes Blood, Deep Magic @ Death By Audio
* Skeletonwitch, Havok, Early Graves, Mutilation Rights @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Osos Locos, Grey Sky Appeal, Hand Job Academy, & People With Teeth @ Tamany Hall
Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, who recently played AV Fest in Chicago is on tour and playing two NYC shows this week. The first is at Mercury Lounge tonight with Ideal Forms. Tickets are still available.
The NY Art Book Fair begins tonight and runs through Sunday at MoMA PS1.
The DUMBO Arts Festival begins on Friday.
Das Racist's show at Irving Plaza tonight was postponed to October 15.
Gotye headlines Williamsburg Park tonight. Check out our pictures from the Radio City show.
No matter what show you end up at tonight, you can probably still catch the live set by John Talabot at LPR because doors aren't until 11pm.
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French DJ/producer (and soft rock lover) Breakbot has finally released his debut album, By Your Side, which came out this week overseas on the Because label (Metronomy, Django Django). No North American release date for it, but you can check out the stylish clip for single "One Out of Two" below.
In case you missed it, Joey Ramone (RIP) has a new video. The PR points out:
Award-winning filmmaker Greg Jardin directed the innovative, groundbreaking stop motion film, which includes over 1600 photographs taken throughout New York City, and boasts cameos by dozens of New Yorkers, including some of Joey Ramone's closest friends and family.Jardin enlisted over 100 participants to appear in the video, ranging from Tommy Ramone, celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain, acclaimed musicians and denizens of the punk scene (Andy Shernoff of the Dictators, Matt & Kim, Andrew WK, Reggie Watts, members of Les Savy Fav, The Drums, and the Flatbush Zombies; JP Patterson, Ricky Byrd, Tish & Snooky Bellomo, and legendary photographer Godlis), stars of television's 30 Rock (Scott Adsit, John Lutz and Kristen Schaal), Ramones' producer Ed Stasium, and Joey Ramone's brother, musician and author Mickey Leigh.
Watch "New York City" below.
While her ex-Sleater-Kinney bandmates have been keeping very busy in Wild Flag, Corin Tucker has kept quiet since the release of her 2010 solo album, 1,000 Years. She just announced that she'll follow that album with Kill My Blues which is due out September 18 via Kill Rock Stars. The album was done with the Corin Tucker band, which includes Sara Lund (Unwound), Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks), and Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears). Check out the tracklist below.
The Corin Tucker Band will be touring in support of the album this September, coming to NYC for two shows: Mercury Lounge on September 27 and The Bell House on September 29. Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet, but check ticketmaster and ticketweb for updates.
Meanwhile, you can catch Wild Flag playing a free show in Prospect Park on August 3 with Mission of Burma.
A list of all dates, the album tracklist, and a video of "Riley" from 1,000 Years, below...
"heading to NYC to play the PORTLANDIA premiere!" - The Thermals
"OMG just saw Carrie Brownstein at the airport SHE'S ON OUR FLIGHT!!!" - The Thermals
"whoa there's a lot of sluts on this flight. c u in NYC!" - The Thermals
"good flight. I finally learned what the mile high club is. I always thought it meant getting stoned in Denver" - The Thermals
The Thermals @ 2009 Pitchfork Fest (more by Joseph Xu)
"Allow us to introduce you (against their wishes) to Forbidden Friends!Forbidden Friends have no upcoming live dates, but (not counting the private party that Hutch has been tweeting about - see the top of this post) The Thermals do, as do Portlandia guest stars and Thermals' Kill Rock Stars label-mates Corin Tucker and the Decemberists.
Forbidden Friends is part secret society, part torrid love affair. The kind of experience you cherish, yet would kill to keep secret. Well as of this moment the secret is OUT. You can wash your dirty sheets as many times as you want, but once the world knows all your steamy indiscretions there's no going back! Might as well post all your (formerly) deep, dark secrets as your next status update. Forbidden Friends may have hoped to keep their little club private, but it's too late now! The gossips have spoken and won. Let's tell EVERYBODY. Please help us!
Forbidden Friends is a new band from Hutch Harris, lead singer and mastermind of The Thermals, Portland's last great post-pop-punk-power trio. Initially conceived as a way for lovers to send hidden messages in plain view (isn't there an app for that?), Forbidden Friends is now a legitimate, public work of art. The band is at once old fashioned (acoustic instruments, mono mixes), forward thinking (reference-less, incredibly danceable), and timeless (classic lyrical themes of love and desire.)
Forbidden Friends will release their debut single, "Tiny Hands", on the Kill Rock Stars label March 15, 2011, on vinyl (7") and digital download. It is accompanied by the b-side "For You". Harris played the basic instruments (drums, guitar, bass, vocals), and was assisted in the studio by his fellow Thermals Kathy Foster and Westin Glass, as well as Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, on percussion. Both songs are truly upbeat and fun, and are the perfect introduction to this exciting new band." [Kill Rock Stars]
Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, premieres on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on IFC, but you can watch it now in the video embedded below.
The Thermals, after the Portlandia party (1/19), have some dates scheduled on the west coast followed by a European tour with The Coathangers. Their list of dates, and Carrie's new band Wild Flag's updated set of dates, and pretty much every upcoming Kill Rock Stars-artist tour date currently listed by the label, is below...
"People on the subway are staring at my scabs"
Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and Jim Carrey performed as "A Taste of New York" on Saturday Night Live this past weekend (on 1/8). A Taste of New York is an "authentic" band from "an area between Avenue B & Avenue C" in New York City. And though Holy Sons are from the West Coast, we have learned that the sketch/song was inspired by new Holy Sons song "A Chapter Must Be Closed" from the recent Survivalist Tales. Fred Armisen watched the video for the song and the rest is history. Compare/contrast the videos below.
Musical duo The Black Keys also played Saturday Night Live on 1/8, a few days before they appeared on the Colbert Report with Ezra. Video of both songs they played are below too.
Musical duo Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (ex Sleater-Kinney, current Wild Flag) go way back. Their Thunderant series of videos have been making the rounds online for years, and so it's pretty awesome that they've landed a "6-part IFC Original short-based comedy series" called Portlandia which premieres on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on IFC. "Each episode's character-based shorts draw viewers into "Portlandia," the creators' dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon."
An assortment of guest stars inhabit PORTLANDIA, including Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex & The City), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Selma Blair (Legally Blonde, Hellboy), Heather Graham (The Hangover), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Kumail Nanjiani (Michael & Michael Have Issues), Jason Sudeikis (SNL, The Cleveland Show), and Gus Van Sant (Milk). Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann also guest stars, alongside James Mercer (The Shins), and local Portland musicians Jenny Conlee and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney).Wild Flag is touring in March. Some very funny "Portlandia" videos, and everything else mentioned above, below...
I have it on good authority that...
Corin Tucker had more than one leg at Bowery Ballroom... (photo by killerfemme)
The Corin Tucker Band played Maxwell's on 10/23 (with Screaming Females) and Bowery Ballroom on 10/26 as part of a short leg of East Coast dates in support of the new LP 1,000 Years. The shows were part of Tucker's first tour in the East since selling out Webster Hall with Sleater-Kinney in 2006 as part of the band's final leg of dates before going on hiatus. Flanked by a supporting cast of Sara Lund of Unwound and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears, Tucker's new project won over the crowd at Bowery with a combination of bombast and tranquility:
At Tuesday night's show, the turned-to-11 jams (like "Riley" and "Doubt," the latter of which sounds the most like Sleater-Kinney) got the biggest reactions, but Tucker's quieter moments were the most stunning. The band paused for a brief acoustic interlude (including strings) for runs through gorgeously-arranged new epics like "It's Always Summer" and "Dragon," both of which began small and swelled to surprising crescendos. "Miles Away," which opened Tucker's encore and features little more than her gentle, dynamic voice and a rolling piano riff, is lovely on the album but became a full-blooded torch song on stage. Sleater-Kinney's songs mostly all swirl and no release, but Tucker's new approach seems to be about resolution. -[MTV]Meanwhile Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney have a promising new band of their own called Wild Flag also featuring Rebecca Cole (the Minders) and Mary Timony (Helium, Autoclave, Soft Power). The band will record their debut LP for Merge Records and tour on a larger scale in 2011, but so far have only scheduled a handful of West Coast dates (below).
And in case Wild Flag and The Corin Tucker Band just don't do it for you, take comfort in the fact that Tucker also recently told the Seattle Weekly the following in response to questions about a Sleater-Kinney reunion: "We're all still friends and we have talked about doing Sleater-Kinney in the future again... I'm hopeful that that will happen."
The Corin Tucker Band's 1,000 Years is out now via Kill Rock Stars. Video from Tucker's Maxwell's and Bowery Ballroom sets are below, along with all Wild Flag dates...
Corin Tucker on "Jesus Etc.": On the One Beat tour, I remember driving, and that's all Carrie [Brownstein] and Janet [Weiss] would listen to [laughs]. My god, that record played over and over and over again. We would just drive to the next show and listen to that record. We all loved it, and we didn't always agree on what to listen to in the van.Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker will be touring with Sara Lund of Unwound and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears (aka The Corin Tucker Band) in support of Corin's debut, 1,000 Years, due October 5th on Kill Rock Stars. A picture of the band is below.
Pitchfork: Was there anything else that all three of you would agree on?
Corin: We all liked to listen to Led Zeppelin. We would just go through the whole catalog [laughs]. We all liked that. We all liked Belle & Sebastian. [5-10-15-20]
Corin talked to the Portland Mercury about the sound of the new record...
How would you describe the sound of the record, particularly in comparison to Sleater-Kinney?That's the cover above. All tour dates, tracklist and some Corin solo videos are below...
I think some of the songs are in the ballpark. It's definitely my voice and my songwriting style. But like I said, it's different instrumentation on some of the songs and a different collaboration. Seth's producing and arranging things, so that's different, too. It may be more traditional with some of the arrangements. [via Sleater-Kinney.net]