Entries tagged with: DIIV
by Bill Pearis
Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion." (Having that great video didn't hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should've?
You can check out P4K's entire hot 100 of 2012 below.
"My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid - guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy - bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn - drums)." [Wikipedia]My Morning Jacket will stay busy this holiday season, with three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (tickets) that lead up to a New Year's Eve show in Boston, and then the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on January 2 (tickets), a show that's hosted by Matt Pinfield and also features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and "special guests."
MMJ bassist Tom Blankenship (who also recently helped out with Brooklyn Rock Lottery) gave us his list of Top 10 LPs of 2012. While it includes year-end list mainstays Frank Ocean and Alt-J, there are some surprises as well. You can check out his year-end picks below.
Our thoughts go out to the victims and families of today's school shooting in Connecticut.
Sleigh Bells @ Pitchfork 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
The Men @ Pitchfork 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
TPOBPAH @ Bowery Ballromm, 9/19/2011 (more by Diana Wong)
today in NYC
* Jan Bell @ Barbes
* Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's
* Trevor Dunn Solo @ The Stone
* The Kickdrums @ Knitting Factory
* The Rascals @ The Capitol Theatre
* Little Boots, Doorly @ Webster Hall
* Bassam Saba's Al-Madar @ Joe's Pub
* The Vacant Lots, Heaven @ Glasslands
* Paul Banks of Interpol @ Webster Hall
* Monster Magnet @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Star Killer, Panzie*, Ssik @ Mercury Lounge
* Nada Surf, Eternal Summers @ Bowery Ballroom
* White Laces, Honeydrum, Vows @ Cameo Gallery
* John Roderick, Jonathan Coulton @ City Winery
* Antibalas, Red Baraat @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Naam, Tournament, Dead Stars, Blackout @ The Ancheron
* Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, Cults @ Terminal 5
* Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte @ Beacon Theatre
* Hilly Eye, Trophy Wife, Flown, Thurn & Taxis @ Death By Audio
* The Men, Widowspeak, Lust for Youth, Sacred Bones DJ set @ Saint Vitus
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Heaven's Gate @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
* ZZZ's, Romans, These People, Robbers, Paula Carino, Erica Smith @ Pianos
* Andrew Cedermark, Heaven's Gate, Secret Mountains, Gem Trails @ Union Pool
* Free Time, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Journalism, Water Child, Spires @ Muchmores
* Gigamesh, Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), Lou Teti, Computer Magic (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Dull Edges, Zula, The Flag, Dead Night @ Cake Shop
* Dethklok, All That Remains, Machinedrum, The Black Dahlia Murder @ The Roseland Ballroom
* Chat Logs, Fuckton, Guerilla Toss, The Dreebs, Quiet Hooves, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Bubbly Mommy Gun, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Shea Stadium
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Japanther, Guardian Alien, Lionheart, Gold Tooth, Role Model, ZZZ's, @ Paper Box
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DIIV made their network television debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman where they performed "Doused" which you can watch below.
Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples are making a follow-up to 2010's Grammy-winning collaboration, You Are Not Alone. They were on The Colbert Report last night, joined by Sean Lennon and the Harlem Gospel Choir and performed the John Lennon // Yoko Ono tune "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." Watch that below.
Burial is following his incredible Kindred EP, which was released earlier this year, with a new single, "Truant" b/w "Rough Sleeper" on Monday (12/17) via Hyperdub. You can now stream both of those tracks below.
Alt-J at Glasslands, 8/7/2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Rami Haykal and Jake Rosenthal started Popgun Booking back in 2008 and in a very short amount of time became prominent tastemakers, with their homebase of Glasslands becoming one of the first stops for any new hyped band (Django Django, Savages, Palma Violets to names some recent UK ones). They also have (and in some cases still do) book shows at Cameo, Irving Plaza, Santos, Knitting Factory and more. Jake and Rami gave us a collaborative list of Popgun's favorite LPs of 2012. Check it out below.
DIIV at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Brooklyn's DIIV just played their last date with Japandroids last night (12/11) and have dropped off the remainder of the dates (there were only three left) and will now play Late Night with David Letterman on Thursday (12/13).
The band also have announced two NYC shows, both happening at Brooklyn Bowl on January 13. The first show is a matinee (11 AM doors, show at 11:30) which is being presented by KidRockers and will be opened by DIIV's Captured Tracks labelmates Widowspeak, and hosted by Seth Herzog and Craig Baldo. The show is all ages until 6 PM and children under 2 get in for free. Everyone above the age of 2 will have to buy tickets. But then at 6 PM doors open for a second DIIV show which is free with RSVP but 21+, and Widowspeak isn't on that one.
As mentioned, Widowspeak will release their new album, Almanac, on January 22 via Captured Tracks. The band have just revealed another cut from that album, "The Dark Age," which you can stream below. Widowspeak have other upcoming local shows including the Sandy benefit at Saint VItus on Friday (12/14) with The Men, Lust For Youth, Waxahatchee and DJs Calen Braaten (Sacred Bones) and Jenn Pelly (tickets). Widowspeak will also be touring a bit in support of Almanac on a run which includes another hometown show happening on January 22 at Mercury Lounge (tickets).
Song stream and all lists of dates are below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Japandroids at Webster Hall - 12/5/12
Japandroids brought their tour to NYC this week for two nights at Webster Hall (12/4-5), the first two shows on their run with DIIV. Pictures of the sweaty, beer-soaked first night are HERE and pics of the craziness round 2 are in this post.
More pics (including one of the setlist) below.
photos by Dan Bracaglia, words by Andrew Sacher
Japandroids at Webster Hall - 12/4/12
Japandroids have been on tour for a while now in support of their great 2012 LP, Celebration Rock, and after coming to NYC for a sold out two-night run at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW over the summer, the band returned this week and made the move up to a two-night run at Webster Hall (12/4-5), the first night of which was sold out. Five months, almost four times the amount of audience members, and multiple top 10 rankings in major music press year-end lists later, not a thing has changed about Japandroids on stage. They still play like it's the last night of their lives, and continue to make positive interactions with the crowd, who respond by going nuts all night. The usual raised fists and push pits were there, and at the encouragement of Brian King, a bunch of people stage dived (something that didn't happen at Music Hall in Williamsburg back in June). Though at one point the crowd started a "Let's Go Rangers!" chant to which Brian responded with, "Why are you trying to antagonize me? I'm here to make community," and after tons of cheers and a few guitar riffs later, he added "By the way, Rangers suck, Canucks rule!" and went directly into the next song. The set included all of Celebration Rock, most of Post-Nothing, and the non-album single, "Art Czars," which they've been playing on this run.
The show began with an opening set from DIIV, who brought their usual sense of guitar line-y indie pop, atypical attire, and bashing around on stage. They delivered a solid set of material from their debut album, Oshin, which dropped this year, and has also earned itself a fair amount of year-end list spots. The crowd was tamer for DIIV than I've seen them in the past, but there was still enough head bopping from people up in front that it looked like they went over pretty well.
More pictures from night 1 (night 2 coming soon) below.
Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick @ Carnegie Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Deer Tick's three-week Brooklyn Bowl residency begins TONIGHT (12/5). As mentioned, they'll be performng different albums and EPs in full at the three shows. Unfortunately no War Elephant (which they recently performed at a Newport Folk Fest afterparty), but we will get:
12.05.12 Born on Flag Day + More Fuel for the Fire EPDoors for each show are at 8pm, and Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neil opens each show with a solo set. Other openers include Hollis Brown on 12/5, Viking Moses in 12/12, and Alex Bleeker on 12/19. Deer Tick's other upcoming shows include the Capitol Theater with My Morning Jacket and Maxwell's. They're all listed below.
12.12.12 The Black Dirt Sessions + Holy Shit it's Christmas EP
12.19.12 Divine Providence + Tim EP
Ian O'Neil, like many of our favorite artists before him, told us what his favorite albums of 2012 were. His list includes his recent tour-mates Turbo Fruits, his old band Titus Andronicus (who headlined Webster Hall this week), and legends Neil Young & Crazy Horse (who played Barclays Center this week). Check it out in full below...
Craig Finn w/ The Hold Steady in NYC in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Listen to the references he makes in his lyrics or read an interview with him and you know that Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) has a wide range of taste, and that isn't lost on his list of the top ten records of 2012, which bounces from underground rapper El-P to folk legend Bill Fay to non-stop rockers Japandroids. Of the list, Craig says, "A lot of my friends made really great records this year. To keep myself sane, I've created a list of my top ten records by people I don't know personally. Compiled quickly, probably with some ommisions." You can check the whole thing out below.
Craig will be taking part of the Soundtrack Series in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge this Friday (11/30) along with Cynthia Kaplan, Jenny Rubin, Daniel Ralston, Steve Zimmer, and host Dana Rossi. The event description reads, "Five artists-writers, comics, actors and musicians-tell the stories they forever connect with songs from their past. There's the song, the story behind the song, and the story inspired by the song. We're the third one." Craig will be doing his on "I Will Dare" by the Replacements. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Meanwhile watch Craig on the Chris Gethard show TONIGHT (11/28).
As mentioned, The Hold Steady will play Wellmont Theatre on New Year's Eve with Lucero. Since we last spoke, comedian Kurt Braunohler has been added to that bill as well. Tickets for the show are still available.
Craig Finn's top 10 albums of 2012 list is below...
Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala's Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.
NME's Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.
The Fly is the "UK's most popular new music magazine," but if you haven't heard of it, its because it's a free monthly that doesn't really get international distribution. You can however read it online. The mag just released it's year-end issue and topping their Best Albums of 2012 is Sharon Van Etten's Tramp (which was just released in a Deluxe edition, a fine Xmas gift don't you know). Sharon narrowly beat out Grimes, whose Visions came in at #2. The whole list, in ascending order, is below and you can read what The Fly said about each album here.
A list of the Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012 is below.
Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.
In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.
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photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Mac DeMarco / Thieves Like Us @ MHOW, 10/24/2012
Mac DeMarco was one of this year's CMJ's more entertaining players, his shows a mix of solid musicianship, and gleefully anarchic humor. No place was this more on display than the Captured Tracks official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (10/18) where he made jokes about his anatomy, flung himself into the crowd and made out with a (random?) girl near the stage. And some great songs too (his Mac DeMarco II had come out that week), with a backing band that could actually, y'know, play.
Less of an impression was made with the two previous bands. Dance outfit Thieves Like Us had it together but mostly lacked that certain something to make it special, though "Drugs in My Body" sounded great and the've come a long way from when I saw them open for New Young Pony Club in 2006. Openers Dignan Porch, making their first trip from the UK, were fine but not the most engaging live act.
We missed headliners DIIV (we've seen them a few times this year already) but there are more pics from DeMarco, Thieves Like Us and Dignan Porch (who are in Austin tonight [10/24]) below.
* Lightning Love, Agent Ribbons, DJ Roller Girl @ Spike Hill (FREE)
* Poor Moon, Little Green Cars, DIIV, Turtle Giant @ CMJ Union (FREE w/ RSVP)
* The Intelligence, Roomrunner, Wild Yaks, Royal Baths @ Public Assembly (FREE)
* Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, TOPS, Blue Hawaii, ZZZ's @ The Bowery Electric (3:30 PM)
* Beast Patrol, Blondfire, Clementine & the Galaxy, Wild Cub, Grace Weber @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Savoir Adore, Ambassadors, JJAMZ, GHXST, Santah, Get People, Blessed Feathers @ The Bowery Electric (noon) (FREE)
* Hurray for the Riff Raff, Heliotropes, Hans Chew, Jon Schornikov, Mount Moriah, Port St. Willow, Lightning Love @ Cake Shop (FREE)
* Ava Luna, Fergus & Geronimo, Royal Canoe, Murals, Starlight Girls, Sinkane, Chains of Love, Spanish Prisoners @ Ran Tea House (free w/ suggested donation)
* Francisco The Man, Chad Valley, Hundred Waters, You Won't, Levek, Sam Flax, Field Mouse, Gracie, Night Panther, Murals, Conveyor @ Pianos (FREE)
* The Black Cadillacs, Wild Club, Vinyl Theif, Darlingside, The Floorwalkers, The Hill and Wood, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Mobley, Motive, The Electric Hearts @ Arlene's Grocery (FREE)
It's CMJ week in NYC and, in addition to all of the showcases at night, that means venues will be hosting day parties, almost of all of which are totally free to the public, with or without a CMJ badge. Those parties are listed above, and we've pointed out which are free and when RSVP is required. Most start at or around noon, some a bit later. Another What's Going On post with tonight's shows will be posted later today.
If you're headed to the Floating Fest day party at Pianos today, be sure to check out San Francisco's Sam Flax, who plays upstairs at 3:30 PM. That party also includes Hundred Waters, who play a number of shows, including the BV day party on Saturday and Murals, who play the BV day party on Friday.
In addition to thier KEXP day show at Union Square Ballroom and headlining slot at Captured Tracks' showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, DIIV are also playing The Hoodie Shop on Orchard with Sea Wolf, Conveyor, Team Spirit, Last Bistonas part of a Bonnaroo365 party. We're told it's invite-only.
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Death Grips, who blew the roof off Le Poisson Rouge last night (more on that soon), made a video with visual artist Galen Pehrson for their non-album track, "True Vulture." Check it out below.
DIIV at River Rocks, August 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
DIIV already revealed they'll be headlining the Captured Tracks CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (10/18) and will also play the KEXP CMJ day show at Union Square Ballroom on Thursday and also at Fader Fort (RSVP) that same day too, not to mention the Pitchfork party on Friday (10/19).
The band will also be the secret guest at the Life or Death PR CMJ show Saturday night (10/20) at 92YTribeca that also includes Twerps, Slug Guts, Mac DeMarco and more (though no 2nd secret guest as originally announced). $10 at the door, or get in with your CMJ badge. More info here.
Full line-up for the 92YTribeca show, set times and the flyer, and DIIV tour dates, below...
Death Grips at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, Death Grips are also playing a NPR-presented CMJ show with Flying Lotus at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17. That bill also includes Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest) and since we last spoke Buke & Gase were added as well. The show is free with "confirmed RSVP", which opens TODAY (10/9) at 10:45 AM (aka really soon). Act quick.
We already mentioned that Death Grips and LE1F are playing Pitchfork's CMJ showcase at new Brooklyn warehouse venue Villain on October 19 (50 N 3rd St). Now the full lineup is out and it also includes DIIV, Joey Bada$$, Holy Other, METZ, Merchandise, Daughn Gibson, Hundred Waters, and Angel Haze. The show goes from 8PM to 3 AM and is totally free to the public, but there will also be 200 priority tickets being given away at the Topman store (478 Broadway in SoHo) "on Wednesday and Thursday between 10 AM and 9 PM."
Pitchfork is also teaming up with MoMA PS1 to present a show in the VW Performance Dome on October 20 (22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City) with Andy Stott, Chairlift, and Doldrums, which runs from 3-6 PM. That show is free with museum admission.
Pitchfork's metal column, Show No Mercy, is also presenting an unofficial showcase during CMJ.
The fliers for both Pitchfork shows are below...
KEXP is always good for some intimate & live-broadcasted CMJ performances, and this year is no different, except for the venue:
CMJ Union | 27 Union Square West | New York, NYAll KEXP events are free and open to the public. Only non-CMJ badgeholders are required to RSVP, though RSVP does not guarantee entry. All entry will be on a first come, first serve basis. 18+ only. Check out the schedule below...
CMJ presents its own venue and social hub as part of CMJ Music Marathon 2012. CMJ Union is a bustling meeting point designed to bring together the festival's many different strands, providing space for badgeholders to mingle with press, panelists and artists. It's a place where ideas and information can be exchanged through exclusive mixers and parties, where guests can experience artist performances broadcast live by KEXP, and where tips on where to go and who to see ping back and forth across the room.
KEXP LIVE BROADCAST
As part of the festivities at CMJ Union, CMJ and Seattle radio station KEXP have teamed up for an exclusive broadcast event. KEXP returns to the festival to host a live transmission. KEXP DJ's John Richards and Cheryl Waters will spin in between sets.
DIIV at Terminal 5 in July (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned, Japandroids will kick off the North American portion of their tour in November, which hits NYC on December 4 and 5 at Webster Hall. We already knew that Bleached will be supporting on the first leg, and Swearin' on the second, and it's now been revealed that the third portion, which includes both NYC shows, will be supported by DIIV. Tickets for both Webster Hall shows are still available. An updated list of dates is below.
You won't have to wait that long to catch DIIV in their hometown of NYC though (you never really have to wait very long to do that anyway), because as mentioned, they'll headline the Captured Tracks CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Mac DeMarco, Thieves Like Us, and Dignan Porch. Tickets for that show are still available.
Mac DeMarco has other CMJ shows scheduled too, including the Panache showcase at Public Assembly (10/19), the My Social List showcase at the Martin Room in Webster Hall (10/16), the post-CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom (10/21) with Wild Nothing and Merchandise, and the just announced free Hype Machine party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 18 with Hundred Waters (who also play these shows). That bill also includes a secret headliner, Hooray For Earth, Bloksberg, and DJ sets by Jensen Sportag and YVYNL. Hype Machine is also doing a party at the same venue one day earlier (10/17) with The Virgins, The Neighbourhood, Indians, a secret artist and DJ Goldroom. Both parties are free but RSVP is required.
The flier for the Hype Machine shows, a video, and a list of all dates are below.
by Bill Pearis
DIIV at River Rocks, August 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
DIIV will headline the Captured Tracks CMJ showcase which is happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Mac DeMarco, Thieves Like Us, and Dignan Porch rounding out the bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/21) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (9/19) at noon.
DIIV are currently on tour with their labelmates Wild Nothing, while Mac DeMarco's tour has him making his way across the South and Southwest. Mac Demarco's new album, Mac Demarco 2, will be out October 16 and you can stream a track from it below.
Meanwhile, this will be the first-ever tour for London's Dignan Porch whose second album, Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen, came out earlier this month. Melodic and jangly, the album should appeal to fans of early Go-Betweens and Flying Nun (as well as Jay Reatard's less vitriolic side). You can stream the whole album at Spotify. In addition to the Captured Tracks showcase, both Dignan Porch and Mac DeMarco will play the Panache CMJ showcase on October 19 at Public Assembly with Twerps, Turbofruits and more.
And not to be left out, multinational dance combo Thieves Like Us (yes, named after New Order's song which was named after a movie) will be playing a few North American dates in October beginning at Glasslands on 10/11 with Heavenly Beat and New Myths. (Tickets are on sale.) If you haven't checked out the group's album, Bleed Bleed Bleed, from earlier this year it blends aloof Italo cool with a little more of a beating heart than you might get with that scene. You can stream it at Spotify.
Chances are all four of these bands will add additional CMJ-week shows to their schedule so keep your eyes peeled as the fest gets closer. Tour dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below.
Descendents at Roseland Ballroom, Sept. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
today in NYC
* EMEFE @ Joe's Pub
* R.L. Boyce @ Barbes
* Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* Madonna @ Yankee Stadium
* Che Chen @ Issue Project Room
* Smokey's Secret Family @ Barbes
* Scot Gresham-Lancaster @ The Stone
* Raya Brass Band, Litvakus @ Joe's Pub
* Pink Reason, Foster Care, Noon @ Lulus
* DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival @ Joe's Pub
* LadyHawke, Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom
* False, Mortals, Bellow, Yellow Eyes @ Acheron
* POP ETC, Goldroom, Gemini Club @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Pauline Kim Harris & Conrad Harris @ The Stone
* LadyHawke, The Misshapes @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Mikael Jorgensen, Minerva Lions @ Mercury Lounge
* Icon Gallery, Acid Problem, Shoxx @ Death By Audio
* Hopewell, Weird Owl, Dead Leaf Echo @ Cameo Gallery
* Dirty Fences, Nat Brower & The Power, Wet @ Cake Shop
* Giuda, Bootblacks, Livids, 45 Adapters @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Holograms, Herzog Rising, Heavenly Beat @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Octant, Ping Pong, Weird Children, The Youngest @ 929 XPO
* The Dig, Jangula, Mother Feather, Marvelous Toy @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jus-Ed, Tim Sweeney, Mike Servito, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands
* The Ugly Club, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Edelweiss, New Beard @ Paper Box
* Rifle Recoil, Caged Animals, Give to Light, Rosy Street @ Muchmores
* Darlings, Grand Rapids, Your 33 Black Angels, The Waivers @ Union Pool
* Slaughterhouse, Freeway, Willie the Kid, Da Circle, Pharoahe Monch @ The Well
* Infinity Shred, Dunes (DJ set), Meth Dad, Dark Sister, 2 Ton Bug @ 255 McKibbin St
* Atoms for Peace (DJ Set), Rustie, Holy Other, Maria Minerva, Justin Strauss @ P.S. 1
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders, Sam Amidon, Todd Barry, and more! @ City Winery
* The Brooklyn What, Bambara, Celestial Shore, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards @ Delinquency BLVD
* Jello Biafra and The Guantanomo School of Medicine, The TV Tramps, Chron Turbine @ Knitting Factory
* Riot Fest w/ Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, Larry & His Flask @ Williamsburg Park
The first-ever Brooklyn edition of Riotfest happens today at Williamsburg with Descendents, Gogol Bordello, Hot Water Music, The Bronx, BV-faves Screaming Females and more. Rioting starts at 3 PM.
Today is also the last Warm-up at MoMA PS 1, featuring Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace on DJ dute, plus Holy Other, Maria Minerva, Rustie, and Justin Strauss spinning as well. It's sold-out but there should be some tickets at the door if you get there when doors open at noon.
We also recommend checking out Sweden's Holograms who will be at 285 Kent tonight with locals Herzog Rising and Heavenly Beat. Check out the brand new video for Holograms' "Fever" below.
Or you could go see Italian glam punks Giuda (pronounced "Judah" if you were wondering) who will be at St. Vitus. The crowd for their show at Cake Shop last week went absolutely nuts, this will be a fun show... and how often do you get to see an Italian glam band?
Or if black metal is more your thing, Minnesota's False are making a rare stop in NYC for a show at Acheron.
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DIIV have a new video for their track "Doused" and you can watch that below.
Woods, whose new album is out this month, have just released a video for their new single "Cali in a Cup" and you can watch that below too.
Sebadoh at MHoW, November 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Jacob Garchik @ Barbes
* Wade Bowen @ Joe's Pub
* Our Hit Parade @ Joe's Pub
* Mike O'Brien @ UCB
* John and Scott @ UCB
* Everest Cale @ Bryant Park
* Kitty Pryde, Lakutis @ Santos
* What Can You Do? @ The Stone
* Popular Culture, Ferns @ Cameo
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Remember, Dream v. 2.5 @ The Stone
* The Drums, Chairlift @ Brooklyn Bowl
* WFMU's 7 Second Delay Live @ UCB
* Pete Rock, DJ Premier @ East River Park
* Al Green, Charles Bradley @ Beacon Theatre
* Conveyor, Field Mouse, Abadabad, Y/Y @ Glasslands
* Highlife, Daniel Higgs, Endless Boogie @ McCarren Park
* Portland Cello Project, Live Footage @ City Winery
* Sebadoh, Circle of Buzzards, Sentridoh @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wino & Conny Ochs, Sean Ragon, Kevin Hufnagel @ Saint Vitus
* Many Mansions, Names Divine, United Waters, IYEZ @ Shea Stadium
* The Hairs, Chris Robison, Daniel Fromberg, Rabbit Troupe @ Cake Shop
* Little Feat, Papa Grows Funk, Stooges Brass Band @ Beekman Beer Garden
* Teenage Bottlerocket, Nothington, Masked Intruder, The Scutches @ Santos
* Rank Xerox, Rat Columns, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Deformity @ Death By Audio
* The Eastern Sea, Sundress, Your 33 Black Angels, Variety Lights @ Mercury Lounge
* Splash, Psychobuildings, Grand Resort, Lingerie, Le Sphinxx DJ set @ Public Assembly
The Coen Brothers classic Raising Arizona is showing for free in McCarren Park tonight as part of Summerscreen, along with performances from Highlife, Daniel Higgs and Endless Boogie.
Sebadoh/Sentridoh are here playing Bowery tonight, but you can also catch Lou Barlow in the Dinosaur Jr. video for "Watch The Corners", starring Tim Heidecker, below.
Austin City Limits 2012 Late Night Shows were announced.
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Yeasayer performed "Longevity" on Jimmy Fallon on August 20th and A$AP Rocky performed "Goldie" last night (8/21). Check out video of both below. Quicksand plays Jimmy Fallon tonight, two days before they bless NYC in the first of sold-out two local shows.
Aesop Rock, not to be confused with ASAP Rocky, has a new video for "Cycles to Gehenna" off of his new album, Skelethon. Check it out below. His tour recently hit Austin for a sold out show at Mohawk. You can check out pictures from that show HERE
Check out a video below of Indians performing at Ace Hotel as part of that '5 at 5' series.
Gorguts recently played Irving Plaza and though a video of a full set has yet to emerge, check out video from last week in London below.
SXSW released a trio of videos featuring DIIV performing this past year. Check those out below.
The Walkmen performed "Heartbreaker" on Late Show With David Letterman last night. Check out video of that Heaven track below.
Stream a new Lightning Bolt track from their upcoming rarities comp below.
Lightning Bolt is one of the many artists whose photograph is on display at the BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" which is up now at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Hours:
8/21- 8/24; 9/4-9/5: 8am-8:30pmStop by and check it out! And download the audio from our opening night concert.
9/3: Closed for Labor Day
Closed on Sats & Suns.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day are staying busy on the road this year, having already visited NYC a couple times, and are preparing for another East Coast tour, that will bring them here for two shows next month: September 14 at Pianos and September 16 at Cameo. Tickets to the Cameo show are on sale now.
The Cameo show is with Blonds, who, as mentioned, will play the Rock Shop even sooner on August 28. That show, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is the "Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff" with Telepathe, So-So Glos and Teen Commandments all of whom will play the Brooklyn, Sweden Festival in Stockholm and Malmö over Labor Day Weekend (8/31 - 9/1). Blonde Redhead, The Hold Steady, Cults, Crystal Stilts, Phosphorescent, Au Revoir Simone, Dum Dum Girls, DIIV, Twin Sister, Widowspeak, Maluca, Prince Rama, Caveman, and DJs Finger on the Pulse will also be there, so if you're wondering why Williamsburg seems empty that weekend, that's why.
Tickets to the send-off party at The Rock Shop are on sale now: it's $15 bucks but includes free Brooklyn Brewery beer from 7:30 - 9:30 PM.
A flyer for the Brooklyn, Sweden Sendoff party, plus Beach Day and Blonds tour dates, are below.
The Very Best at Supreme Trading in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Nude Beach @ Other Music
* Mike Birbiglia @ UCB East
* Cowboy Indian Bear @ 929 XPO
* White Denim, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Phantom Power, Max Alper @ Glasslands
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler @ Littlefield
* Sinkane, St. Claire, Cooper Formant @ Zebulon
* Deep Space presents Brendon Moeller @ Cielo
* Cowl, Ghost Cat, World's Strongest Man @ Cake Shop
* Krystal Klear, Thefft, MessKid, Braille @ Tammany Hall
* Ledisi and Joe @ MLK Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field
* Entertaining The Bartender with Jena Friedman @ Ace Hotel
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* The Very Best, Seye, Sinkane, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, Ill Skillz @ Gramercy Theatre
* C. Spencer Yeh, Grasshopper, Tiger Hatchery, Joey Molinaro, George DeMoura @ Big Snow
"The Muppets" screens on the beach in Coney Island.
Kurt and Kristen reunited for a special edition of "Hot Tub" at the Outside Lands Festival in California over the weekend. Kurt will be back soon and continue the Monday night comedy show at Littlefield without Kristen (who moved to LA), but meanwhile "Hot Tub" happens tonight with guest host Jared Logan and guests Barry Rothbart, JC Coccoli, RG Daniels, and Wyatt Cenac (who recently opened for Yo La Tengo and M. Ward at Celebrate Brooklyn).
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DIIV and Wild Nothing opened for Grimes at River Rocks on Pier 84 last week. Check out videos of both openers from that show below.
The third episode of Animal Collective Radio aired last night at 9 PM and will be streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM. Last night's episode was curated by Avey Tare and features guest mixes by Atlas Sound and others. During the show, Avey revealed three new solo tracks and announced that they'll be streaming the new AnCo album, Centipede Hz, on next week's episode. Listen to Animal Collective Radio HERE.