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Three years after their triumphant show at the Prospect Park Bandshell, TV on the Radio will return to the same Brooklyn stage, but this time it will cost money. As you may have noticed in the 2009 Celebrate Brooklyn schedule, the show takes place on August 11th. That's a little over a month after the band play their sold out show at Central Park Summerstage with Dirty Projectors. Brooklyn ticket and opener info TBA. All dates below...

Continue reading "TVOTR return to Prospect Park & other 2009 Tour Dates"

DOWNLOAD: Deradoorian - High Road (MP3)

Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Angel Deradoorian

Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) is set to release her debut solo EP, The Mind Raft, on May 5th via Lovepump United Records.

To celebrate, Angel will be playing a CD release show at the Cake Shop on Tuesday, May 5th. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Details on how to win below.

She'll also be sharing a bill with Chairlift, Takka Takka, and The Secret Life of Sofia at the Bell House on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets for that are on sale.

In addition to her playing with Dirty Projectors while at SXSW, Angel also performed her solo material at the fest. And she discussed the new record with Austinist...

Austinist: Was the recording of Mind Raft all done at home? Do you have orchestral ambitions for your first full-length?

Angel: Mind Raft was recorded in a studio space in Bushwick. Many of the drum recordings were done in other studio spaces. It was kind of sporadically put together, but it all fit in somehow. You mean using orchestral instruments? I don't know if I've gotten that far quite yet in my mind. I'm still working on the concept at this point and understanding how to write songs.

Though she's predominantly known as 1/4 of Dirty Projectors (now 1/6 with addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle), Angel also sings and performs with other bands at times. On May 8th she gets to play with Bjork. Sometimes she's a member of Department of Eagles. Videos of Angel playing with Fake Male Voice and Inlets (and ticket give-away details) below...

Continue reading "(Angel) Deradoorian releasing a CD & playing shows (win tix)"

Bjork

Front row seats for Bjork/Dirty Projectors are now on auction.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Marianne Faithfull show at Town Hall.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for the new Thermals show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Dinosaur Jr. show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Jay Reatard show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Stillness is the Move

There will be a VERY limited number of $50 tickets for sale at Housing Works Bookstore on April 15. These tickets will be sold in pairs by lottery at 12pm on April 15. To enter the lottery, come to the bookstore at noon. The drawing will happen at 12:30pm.

Coming April 10: Front Row VIP Auctions! Bid on a front row table for two with a bottle of champagne, gift bag and more! (if you win an auction you can trade in your previously purchased ticket) Tickets to this event are completely sold out, but we're offering a few more fans the chance to of a lifetime--bid on a table for two in the front row! You and a lucky guest could be sitting just a few feet away from the stage, knocking back vodka and listening to what promises to be the musical event of the season. Auction will include:

* Front row table for two
* Complimentary bottle of Icelandic vodka
* Signed limited edition poster*

In a never before seen or heard collaboration with The Dirty Projectors, Björk will perform a suite of new music composed for her by David Longstreth of The Dirty Projectors. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with the Projectors (Dave Longstreth, Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle).

Dirty Projectors tour dates and more info HERE. Brand new Dirty Projectors track, "Stillness Is the Move", HERE.

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Sonic Youth - The Eternal (montage) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "June"(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion performing Steve Reich's "Drumming, Part Three" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "Melody Competition" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "Fast"(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "Go" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "March" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: So Percussion - "Work Slow Life"(MP3)

Bang on a Can All-Stars...
Bang on a Can All-Stars

New work by Dirty Projector David Longstreth is OFF THE PROGRAM for the Bang on a Can All-Stars People's Commissioning Fund (PCF) concert on April 2nd at Merkin Hall. Maybe it has something to do with Longstreth currently playing Europe with Dirty Projectors, or the host of other shows the band has planned (including the Longstreth new-composition debut scheduled with Björk at Housing Works Bookstore & Café on May 8th).

The spot on the April 2nd concert is being filled by a piece composed by guitarist and Downtown muscian Fred Frith...

Fred Frith, the English guitarist and composer...is one of the more respected figures in the gray area of music where rock meets the avant-garde. A Dadaist improviser with a streak of the mystic in him, Mr. Frith, like that granddaddy of avant-gardists John Cage, finds music in everything that clanks, squeaks, rattles and hisses. He can turn just about anything lying around the house into a musical instrument. And in one sequence, he and some friends give an impromptu backyard performance of bossa nova music using rhythm instruments made of empty bottles and other household debris. [NY Times]
Tickets for the event are still on sale. Also on the bill for that night is "How Deep Are Rivers? (A Map is a Good Piece of Paper)," the "New York Premiere of a live collaboration with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth." Full program below.

The next scheduled Bang on a Can event (this time in collaboration with Wordless Music) takes place at LPR on April 22nd, with So Percussion performing as part of supergroup Signal. Tickets are available for the show, which will feature Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon's Trance played in its entirety. Later this spring, both the Bang on a Can All-Stars and So Percussion will play the Look & Listen Festival 2009 in New York (May 1-3).

But before that, So Percussion plays at the MATA Festival (for young composer new-works) on Saturday, April 4th at (Le) Poisson Rouge. (Tickets are on sale.).

The group then performs with Matador band and Björk collaborators Matmos (and special guests PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra) at The Kitchen on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th. Tickets for both Friday and Saturday are on sale: "All three [acts] will share the stage to preview songs from an upcoming collaborative album, as well as new arrangements of music from Matmos's Supreme Balloon and So Percussion's Amid the Noise."

Program for the April 2nd concert and videos from 1990 avant-doc on Fred Frith, Step Across the Border, below...

Continue reading "Longstreth drops off PCF, Matmos playing w/ So Percussion "

by Black Bubblegum

Dirty Projectors on March 19th @ SXSW (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Dirty Projectors

Bjork and Dirty Projectors have scheduled a teeny tiny show (300 capacity!) to benefit Housing Works on Friday, May 8th, at 8PM at Housing Works Bookstore & Café (126 Crosby Street) in Manhattan. After 4/1, "physical tickets will be available at the Housing Works bookstore on Crosby Street as well as a couple Brooklyn locations TBA", but a limited number of tickets are available online NOW. Go-go-go-go-go!

BjorkIn addition to the show being super special... the performances in particular will be pretty special as well:

In a brand new collaboration, Björk will perform music composed for her by David Longstreth. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with Longstreth and Projectors' Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle. The band will also perform material from Dirty Projectors' oeuvre, using only voices and one acoustic guitar. There will be two openers, Kurt Weisman chosen by Longstreth and Ólöf Arnalds chosen by Björk. -[Stereogum]
Housing Works is a great cause, and you can't f'n beat a pairing as special as THAT in a venue of that size.
Housing Works is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. We believe that all people have the right to a rich and empowering life. Since 1990, we have provided the highest quality services for homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond. -[HousingWorks]
The show is being organized by Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork/Stereogum fame... yes, the same guy responsible for booking Krieg and the upcoming Genghis Tron / Tombs / Black Anvil / Wetnurse show on April 12th at Public Assembly. Hey, even us metal guys can't be extreeeeeeme all the time!

David Longstreth will also perform a piece with the Bang on a Can All-Stars on April 2nd. Dirty Projectors recently played SXSW and have been added to the TV On The Radio tour (including Summerstage on June 5). Check out updated tour dates below.

The band has also lined up an appearance at the Dark Was The Night show at Radio City on May 3rd with Feist, The National, My Brightest Diamond, Dave Sitek (of TVOTR), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and recent addition Bon Iver. Tickets are still available. Dirty Projectors collaborated with David Byrne on the Dark Was the Night CD.

Dirty Projectors have a new single coming on April 21st and vocalist Angel Deradoorian has a new solo EP out May 5th on Lovepump United. She is playing a CD release show at Cake Shop the same day.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors performing w/ Bjork at Housing Works!! (ON SALE NOW), touring w/ TVOTR (Summerstage included) "

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Flower Travellin' Band @ Smokin' Music, Austin, TX - March 19, 2009
SXSW

"There was a certain amount of tension before Flower Travellin' Band's set at Smokin' Music. Would people show up for this 30+ year old Japanese psychedelic rock band? Would they be playing to like 30 people, many of whom were there for the free smokes from American Spirit? Would the band be any good? The band's heyday was in the 1970s, when they produced some of the most visionary psych rock around. But that was then and this is 2009 and these guys must be in their 60s at this point. Could they pull it off and would anyone care?

Yes. And yes." [Austin 360]

Flower Travellin' Band also played two shows in NYC before they got to Austin to play SXSW on Thursday. More of Jacob's pictures from that day below...

Continue reading "SXSW 2009 - Day 2 in photos by Jacob"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Sonic Youth - The Eternal (montage) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: David Byrne & Dirty Projectors - Knotty Pine (MP3)

Dan Deacon fans @ the 2008 Bang on a Can Marathon (more by Leia Jospe)
Dan Deacon

On April 2nd, 2009, New York's electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars return to New York's Merkin Hall for their annual People's Commissioning Fund Concert.

The All-Stars will perform three world premieres by international up-and-coming composers Kate Moore (Australia-Holland), Lok Yin Tang (Hong Kong), and New York's David Longstreth, also known widely for his ground-breaking indie rock band Dirty Projectors. The second half of the concert is a terrific double-feature: a recently commissioned work by the legendary American composer Alvin Lucier, and the New York Premiere of a live collaboration composed for the group by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, for which Ranaldo will join the All-Stars on stage. The concert is a special edition of WNYC's New Sounds Live, hosted by John Schaefer.

Tickets are on sale.

David Longstreth has been keeping busy. He just premiered the Dirty Projectors' new 6-person line-up in anticipation of new album Bitte Orca, out June 9th on Domino. The MP3 above is his band's collaboration with David Byrne for the new Dark Was the Night charity album. On May 3rd they'll be performing at Radio City Music Hall for the same cause.

Ranaldo is also playing with Sonic Youth April 16th-19th at BAM, at No Fun Fest on May 16th, and on the band's 16th album, The Eternal, also out June 9th (on Matador).

Last year's Bang on a Can Marathon, the all-night fest happening this year at World Financial Center on May 31st, included a 4am Dan Deacon set (pic above). The lineup last year also included Signal (a.k.a. large ensemble w/ So Percussion) performing Steve Reich's Daniel Variations.

This Thursday (3/19), Reich will be speaking at Japan Society with Nobukazu Takemura and WNYC's John Schaefer in the first New Yorker/Nihonjin: Contemporary Cross-cultural Dialogues Series to "discuss post-minimalism, emerging trends in contemporary classical music and their collaboration on Reich Remixed." Tickets are available here. Reich Remixed (w/ tracks by DJ Spooky, Coldcut & more) is out now on Nonesuch (click for clips).

Signal (Brad Lubman, conductor) will be performing Michael Gordon's "Trance" at Le Poisson Rouge on April 22nd. The show is co-presented by the Wordless Music Series and Bang on a Can. Tickets are on sale. Signal will perform Philip Glass' Symphony No. 3 and Suite from The Hours with pianist Michael Riesman at the same venue on May 17th. Tickets are also on sale.

The Bang on a Can All-Stars (line-up below) are also performing at this year's Look & Listen Festival 2009 in New York (May 1-3) - which includes a So Percussion performance of John Cage's Third Construction and Child of Tree, and a Todd Reynolds and So Percussion collaboration on Meredith Monk's Gotham Lullaby (video below).

Full April 2nd Merkin Hall program and line-up below...

Continue reading "upcoming Bang on a Can, Signal & Steve Reich events - David Longstreth, Lee Ranaldo & Nobukazu Takemura included"

DOWNLOAD: The National - So Far Around The Bend (MP3)

as promised...

Sharon Jones @ Nokia Theatre (more by Natasha Ryan)
Sharon Jones

4AD is pleased to announce Dark Was The Night - Live , a concert commemorating the newest Red Hot release Dark Was The Night. The show will take place Sunday May 3 at Radio City Music Hall and will feature several of the artists that contributed to the compilation including Dave Sitek, Dirty Projectors, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, The National, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings plus more to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 13 at 11am 9am via Ticketmaster. Dark Was The Night - Live begins at 8pm (doors will open at 7).

Dark Was The Night was released by 4AD on February 17of 2009, and was produced by Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation, comprised of 31 exclusive tracks, benefits the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture. A complete track listing for Dark Was The Night is listed below.

Tickets will also go on Am Ex and "Internet" presale on Wednesday at 9am.

Pitchfork.TV (newly redesigned) seems to be down at the moment, but also:

This week also sees the release of several videos directed by groundbreaking filmmaker Vincent Moon. Moon shot the Dark Was the Night contributors The National, Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer each performing their song from the compilation in early February. These clips will roll out, one a day starting tomorrow, March 10, premiering on Pitchfork.tv
I wonder who else they'll add to this show. Grizzly Bear should still be in town. Sufjan Stevens lives here too. David Byrne? The whole Dark Was the Night tracklist below...

Continue reading "Dark Was the Night Radio City show CONFIRMED - Dave Sitek, Dirty Projectors, Feist, The National, Sharon Jones & more..."

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: David Byrne & Dirty Projectors - Knotty Pine (MP3)

Dirty Projectors

"Brooklyn, NY based Dirty Projectors are set to release 'Bitte Orca', their 5th full-length album and first for Domino Records on June 9, 2009. The album was recorded in Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and will be available on CD, LP & digital. David Longstreth formed Dirty Projectors in 2002 and the group now consists of Angel Deradoorian, Amber Coffman, Brian Mcomber and David as principal members. Lead single 'Stillness Is The Move' will precede the album on April 21st in North America and will be available on 12" and digital, with b-sides and a remix by Lucky Dragons.

Dirty Projectors will also be introducing an expanded 6 member live lineup with the addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle for a number of dates this winter and spring.

No new NYC dates yet, but recent Dirty Projectors shows at South Street Seaport (8/15/08) and Brooklyn Masonic Temple (12/1/08) both caught the band in top form, performing new, harder edged material (albeit without its new members). More recently, the band also played as part of the "Laurie & Friends" gig at BAM (1/21). Four SXSW shows, and other dates listed below.

On May 5th, DP vocalist Angel Deradoorian (or just Deradoorian as the project is called) is set to release her first solo recording, a spacey, dream-pop EP titled Mind Raft, on Love Pump United.

And a few weeks ago(2/17), Dirty Projectors kicked off benefit comp Dark Was the Night with a killer David Byrne collaboration, posted above. Catch David Byrne twice this weekend at Radio City Music Hall.

Releasing the new DP album is Domino Records, home to Animal Collective, Franz Ferdinand, and Juana Molina (who's playing tonight, 2/27 at LPR).

Track list and tour dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors - new album, expanded 6 member live lineup, SXSW & other tour dates"

Laurie Anderson and friends

Laurie & Friends
Part of the 2009 Spring Season
Wed, Jan 21 at 8pm
A concert to launch the BAM Next Stage Campaign
Curated by Laurie Anderson

Featuring:
Laurie Anderson
Brightblack Morning Light
Dirty Projectors
James Hall Worship & Praise
Poor Baby Bree
A new work by Sarah Michelson
More artists to be announced

upcoming shows @ the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Jan 09 - Marshall Crenshaw (free)
Jan 10 - Takka Takka + Tamar Eisenman (free)
Jan 21 - Laurie & Friends
Feb 06 - Beirut (sold out)
Feb 07 - Beirut (sold out)
Feb 07 - Bear in Heaven + Analogue Transit (free)
Feb 13 - CYHSY & Chairlift
Feb 14 - Japanther & Ninjasonik (free)
Feb 26 - Clogs & Bell Orchestre w/ Brooklyn Philharmonic
Feb 28 - Grizzly Bear & Final Fantasy w/ Brooklyn Philharmomic

Akron/Family played the final song at the Knitting Factory (Josh Haner/The NY Times)
Knitting Factory

"It was a particularly cacophonous performance of "Auld Lang Syne." But for the Knitting Factory's last night in Manhattan, it was appropriate, as the shaggy avant-folk group Akron/Family led a version of the Scots New Year's hymn on Wednesday night that mutated from a simple singalong to screeching feedback to a meditative one-note drone." [NY TIMES]
The NYC club is closed, but that's not the last of "Knitting Factory". In addition to the locations in Hollywood, Boise and Spokane that are still open, Knitting Factory Brooklyn is supposedly opening in March. Knitting Factory is also currently promoting/presenting some shows at The Studio @ Webster Hall - two at least:
  • Jan 09 - Bear Hands, Holy Hail, Atarah Valentine & Statehood
  • Jan 24 - Oxford Collapse, Suckers & Real Estate
They are also presenting tours.

Leonard Street, 3-floor location, RIP.

Browse the archives for memories. Leave yours in the comments.

Video from the Cro-Mags show there on Sunday, below...

Continue reading "Knitting Factory (Tribeca), RIP"

words and photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - Balmy Night (live @ the Bell House) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Inlets - Pictures of Trees (MP3)

Inlets
Inlets

Last Saturday, December 13th, I found myself at an intimate loft party in Williamsburg to see Sebastian Krueger's sad-pop song writing project, Inlets. The show was a pretty low key affair. People sitting on the center-of-the-room-staircase made the place seem full and active, but i'd be surprised if there were as many as 100 people there. The bartender was friendly and served complimentary beer and wine. Everybody seemed conversational and friendly and space didnt seem to be that much of an issue.

Fred Nicolaus of Department of Eagles played only a couple of songs (including one Dept of Eagles song), and Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors also played a short set. It seemed to take a long time for the third band Glass Ghost to get set up and then I didn't really enjoy their set as much as the people around me seemed to.

Inlets was a very nice professional step up in sound and presence. The arrangements at times were very full and accomplished, but also sounded appropriately sparse as well-- in some songs band members would drop out completely as the set went on.

Favorite moments were the toy piano melodies on one of the later songs, and when Beirut's Zach Condon watched from the upper balcony and joined on trumpet for the last song of the evening. Overall a pleasant and mellow show that was well-suited to the well-manicured loft space.

Zach Condon
Inlets

Beirut has three Brooklyn shows coming up. Department of Eagles are touring in January. Dirty Projectors are playing New Years Eve at Knitting Factory. More pictures from the loft party below...

Continue reading "Inlets (w/ Zach Condon), Fred Nicolaus, Deradoorian & Glass Ghost @ Whisk and Ladle (a loft party), NYC - pics"

photos by Zach Stern

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon

"Now that Mr. Deacon has listeners, he has decided to reclaim his artier side -- occasionally slowing or abandoning the beat -- by performing with Dan Deacon and Ensemble, the 15-member group that made its debut at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday night. Half of the set, he announced, would come from his iPod, the other from "actual living humans." It wasn't exactly what the crowd wanted." [NY Times]
More pictures and reviews from Thursday night's show, below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon w/ ensemble, Dirty Projectors & So Percussion @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple, NYC - pics"

Dan Deacon

On December 11th at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Dan Deacon will unveil his new live set, which features a 15 piece live ensemble performing material from his forthcoming album, Bromst, which will be released on Carpark on March 24, 2009. Deacon plans to tour with an ensemble in 2009 in support of the new record. In addition to the songs with the ensemble, Deacon will still perform a few songs solo and there will be a few other surprises at this show as well. The evening will also feature sets from the always incredible Dirty Projectors and So Percussion.
Coincedentally, four members of So Percussion are also in the ensemble which also includes members of Ponytail and the dude Adventure.

Sometimes BV-writer Andrew Frisicano saw So Percussion at Glasslands during CMJ. He said, "Headliner, So Percussion, a group that doubles as the rhythm section for Signal (who performed Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' Sept 13 and 14 at LPR) played a set of engaging, adventurous percussion pieces. The band changed instruments with each song, showcasing a number of intriguingly applied timbres. Its opening tune was comprised of mostly metallic sounds (paint cans, metal scraps); other pieces included a snare and live-radio composition and Reich piece 'Drumming,' performed with sticks on bongos."

I took the pictures in this post at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin in November. A couple more of those, a list of who is in Dan's ensemble, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "DAN DEACON - NYC show w/ 15 piece live ensemble (So Percussion, Ponytail), tour dates, new album, some pics"

Dark Was the NightDark Was the Night

"What a fitting day to announce the complete list of artists involved with our upcoming album DARK WAS THE NIGHT - the February 17th 4AD release that will benefit the Red Hot Organization. It's World AIDS Day, and in honor of that, we bring you the exciting news."
More info on the previously mentioned comp below...

Continue reading "Dark Was the Night - full 4AD comp artist list, cover art, etc"

DP's Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Dirty Projectors

Tickets are still on sale for the show Dirty Projectors and Dan Deacon are playing at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on December 11th. Last year Dirty Projectors played Knitting Factory on New Years Eve, and this year they might do it again, joining the bill that we already know includes Deer Tick, Deerhoof and Akron/Family, and maybe Crystal Stilts too?

Speaking of Crystal Stilts, they play their record release show at Less Artists More Condos tonight/Friday.

More New Years Eve shows are listed HERE, and a bunch of them just went on sale.

A beautiful video of Dirty Projectors playing in a big purple van in Paris, below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors playing New Years Eve @ KF too/ again?"

Photos by Ryan Muir

Health

"A highly contagious stomach flu is circulating through New York City.

The Health Department has issued a statement reporting that visits to the city's hospital emergency rooms have increased by 19 percent over the past two weeks, to about 400 a day, of people suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.

The stomach flu is caused by a norovirus infection that is prevalent in late fall and winter. Health officials say the good news is that norovirus infections are usually not serious and most people recover within a few days.

A medical epidemiologist at the Health Department, Dr. Sharon Balter, advises thorough hand-washing with soap and warm water, before eating food and after using the bathroom, to avoid being infected with the stomach flu."[Newsday]

A tip for your health in lieu of an actual HEALTH review.

One night after they opened for Nine Inch Nails in Atlantic City, HEALTH headlined a show at Knitting Factory in NYC. Videohippos and Health's new label-mate (Angel) Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors fame) were also on the Friday night bill (11/7). More pictures below...

Continue reading "HEALTH, Angel Deradoorian & Videohippos @ Knitting Factory, NYC - pics"

Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors) @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
Angel

They hadn't announced the openers last time I posted about tonight's Health show at Knitting Factory (11/7). They are: Videohippos and Angel Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway. To win them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Health). Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked and cotacted ASAP.

Angel, who goes by her last name Deradoorian for her solo stuff, recently announced...

Hey I just signed on board to work with the label LovePump United! It's run by two great dudes Mookie and Jake. I will be releasing an ep with them soon. Date is not announced yet, but there will be one some day. Some other cool bands up on LovePump: Genghis Tron, Health, and Indian Jewelry. Sweeet.
She also has a show scheduled at Zebulon on November 28th. Dirty Projectors have a show December 11th at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

Health has been on the road with NIN, surely playing to many new people on stages bigger than they've ever stepped foot on before. It can't be easy, especially with critics like this one from Jacksonville, Florida...

"Health has a lot to learn and hopefully Nine Inch Nails, who were playing their instruments consistently, will show them the true way to success in alternative synthesized hard rock. Nine Inch Nails did not rely on the short samples recorded into floor based effect pedals like Health did, and played their instruments, as a rock band should. The refreshing performance by Nine Inch Nails should be the inspiration for a new rock generation that plays actual music, not just sound, and respects the old definitions of melody, harmony, rhythm and form."
All Health dates below...

Continue reading "Health tonight, Lovepump's Deradoorian, win tix, tour dates "

Dirty Projectors @ SSSeaport (more by Lucas Flores Piran)
Dirty Projectors

There are a few things I didn't post last week because of CMJ. This is one of them. Tickets are (still) on sale for a December 11th Dan Deacon / Dirty Projectors / So Percussion show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles played their first full show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night (Oct 6, 2008). Nat Baldwin (ex-Dirty Projectors) opened the show and played as a DoE band member along with core members Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and additional band members (as seen on Conan a few days earlier) Angel Deredoorian (current-Dirty Projectors) and drummer Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear). Christopher Bear is not to be confused with Chris Taylor, the (blonde, other Chris) Grizzly Bear member who produced the Grizzly Bear albums (past and future), Dirty Projectors, and the new Department of Eagles album In Ear Park (that was released today and got Best New Music on P4K).

For a first show, it was a great show. The five songs they played as a full band were my favorites and the song Fred sang by himself was an unexpected highlight and crowd favorite, though not as much of a crowd favorite as "No One Does It Like You" which Dan then told the crowd was their only pop song aka we're all suckers for pop songs. DoE play a shorter show at Town Hall tonight (Oct 7). Paul Simon is also on the bill. More pictures and the setlist from last night below...

Continue reading "Department of Eagles & Nat Baldwin @ Bell House, NYC - pics"

photos by Lucas Flores Piran

Dirty Projectors @ South Street Seaport

The Friday evening (August 15, 2008) rain caused the cancellation of an outdoor NYC performance involving 200 guitarists, but like Regina Spektor's gig in Brooklyn, the free show at South Street Seaport went on... it just went on for a slightly shorter period of time than originally planned. Opener White Williams played four songs. Dirty Projectors played for around 50 minutes. It was a not-that-short headlining set that included one new song - the same new song they played at Music Hall of Williamsburg in April, and a song that will likely appear on the new album they're working on in Portland for Domino Records. More Dirty Projectors pics below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors & lightning @ South Street Seaport - pics"

Dirty Projectors @ Pitchfork Fest (more by Joseph Juechao Xu)
Dirty Projectors

AUGUST 11th: Domino Radio hosts David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors!

Monday, August 11th from 10am-12noon, Domino Radio hosts David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. David and company are in town from Portland, OR, where he and his band have been busy at work on their next album (for Domino! no less) to play the South Street Seaport - Friday August 15th with White Williams.. Tune in live, or stream / podcast later..

East Village Radio have their own show coming up at the Seaport too.

Citysol

The four-day Citsol festival kicks off in NYC Thursday night with a free show at Solar One. It looks like this:

6:00 - Ryan Glass aka Slim Dixon
6:45 - Apollo Heights
7:30 - All Out Collective (AOK)
8:30 - Care Bears on Fire
Dirty Projectors were supposed to play the Saturday event, but "unfortunately due to other conflicts the Dirty Projectors will not be able to play their scheduled time slot". There is a secret guest playing the Saturday show though, and The Acorn were also added to the bill.

Now Dirty Projectors' only free NYC show this summer is the one they're playing at South Street Seaport. Read the Citysol site for a listing of all of this weekend's festivities.