Entries tagged with: Dan Croll
photos by Amanda Hatfield
GEMS / Wilsen / John Murry @ Mercury Lounge, 10/17/2013
As one of the biggest "indie" booking agencies, The Windish Agency had a lot of bands at CMJ this year, like usual. Their official showcase at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, 10/17 presented some of their newer talent: the atmospheric, downcast songs of MOJO-approved San Franciscan John Murry; ethereal duo Wilsen (who covered Grimes' "Oblivion"), and DC duo GEMS who were one of the more talked-about bands of the fest. We also caught Dan Croll and Bad Suns, and pictures from their sets are in this post.
Stream some GEMS tracks, along with more pictures from Mercury Lounge, below...
The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.
They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.
We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.
These guys might have once been laughed at as goofy chart toppers, but for a whole generation of kids, blink-182 are an important and influential band, and some of those kids might like to know they're doing a few shows this September ahead of their appearance at Chicago's Riot Fest. No NYC dates, but they'll be close by for shows at Revel Ovation Hall on September 7 in NJ, Mohegan Sun Arena on September 8 in CT, and Sands Bethlehem Event Center on September 12 in PA. Tickets to their PA show go on presale today at 10 AM to anyone who bought tickets for the cancelled May show. Venue and Ticketmaster presales for both their PA and NJ shows start Thursday (8/8) at 10 AM, and a general on-sale for all three shows starts Friday (8/9) at 10 AM.
Dan Croll is playing Glasslands on October 15. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper is playing Glasslands on September 22. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing is playing Webster Hall on November 23. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/09) at noon.
Born Ruffians are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/09) at noon.
Spirit Family Reunion and Hurray for the Riff-Raff are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 2. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/09) at noon.
Houndmouth are playing Mercury Lounge on November 15 and 16. Tickets to those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/09) at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
MS MR @ MHOW this month (more by Toby Tennenbaum)
Montauk venue Surf Lodge's 2013 free Summer Concert Series has an impressive line-up that kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with Theophilus London and Portugal. The Man, and continues this weekend with MS MR on Saturday (6/1). This year's slate includes Bear Mountain (6/8), Willie Nelson (6/9), Django Django (6/16), Ra Ra Riot (6/22), Phosphorescent (6/30), Blonde Redhead (7/13), Father John Misty solo (7/28), Jamie Lidell (8/3) Autre Ne Veut (8/24), and the previously discussed YACHT show (8/31). Again, the shows are free.
Full Surf Lodge Summer Concert Series line-up below...
Single day tickets for Downtown Music Festival, which hits multiple LES venues and includes Black Hippy (aka Kenrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, and more, go on sale today at 11 AM.
Tickets for The Specials at shows at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park go on sale today at 10 AM, and their Danbury, CT show goes on sale at noon. Tickets are still available for their Pier 26 show.
Admission to the Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Village show at MetLife Stadium with Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink and Radamiz can only be gained with your Summer Jam ticket, which go on sale today at 10 AM.
Big Black Delta are playing Glasslands on June 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Tony Bennett is playing Radio City Music Hall on October 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Dan Croll is playing Mercury Lounge on June 17. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Flobots and Wheelchair Sports Camp are playing Santos Party House on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 9 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on August 10. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Dead Confederate and Roadkill Ghost Choir are playing Maxwell's on May 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Lissie is playing Bowery Ballroom on June 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
photos by Chris La Putt; words by Bill Pearis
CHVRCHES @ Mercury Lounge, 3/18/2013
Hot off a busy SXSW, Scottish trio CHVRCHES made their NYC debut at Mercury Lounge last night (3/18), playing an early and a late show, both sold out. I was at the early show where the crowd was ready to have a good time. Good news: "The Mother We Share" and new single "Recover" are not the only catchy songs in their arsenal. We got 10 originals (plus a cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U") and nearly every one of them had a giant hook at its core. I would say at least four of the new ones seems single-worthy.
The bad news: they've got a ways to go in the live show department. Singer Lauren Mayberry's voice was in fine form, but she is a timid performer and doesn't quite seem comfortable in the spotilight. (A funny and foulmouthed between-song banterer, though.) And, like with so many synth-MPC acts these days, there's not a lot to watch. That said, they weren't bad. They just just need to build up the confidence and figure out the live setup. Like a drummer? Six months of touring, including the summer festival circuit will hopefully take care of that. But the crowd last night -- which hit all social and age strata -- didn't seem to mind, with very enthusiastic singing, dancing and clapping along to the band's two singles.
UPDATE: They're playing live tonight too. Says the band, "Hi New Yorkers. We will be playing a 30 min live set tonight at 285 Kent in Brooklyn along with a DJ set from Martin. We will be on at midnight. " Tickets here.
I missed almost all of opener Dan Croll's set but what I heard was in the "whoa-oh" and "ahhhh ahh" heavy Fleet Foxes school of folky rock. The UK singer plays again on Wednesday (3/20) at Glasslands with Feathers and Lorna Dune. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from the early show at Mercury Lounge, including some of Dan Croll, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Scottish synthpop trio CHVRCHES made their SXSW debut last Wednesday (3/13) at the Windish Agency showcase at Austin's Red 7. For a band with giant hooky dancepop anthems, they are still on their shy side, playing a reserved set, according to BV photographer Amanda Hatfield. That didn't stop the crowd from singing along to "The Mother We Share" and "Recover," though.
CHVRCHES play two back-to-back sold out shows tonight (3/18) at Mercury Lounge with Dan Croll opening. They'll also be DJing on Tuesday (3/19) at 285 Kent and tickets are still available to that. Their album is due out this fall, so probably look for a return appearance (most likely somewhere bigger) then. More pictures from SXSW below...
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES are making their way to the US for a tour around SXSW time and will play a NYC show on March 18 at Mercury Lounge. That show just went on sale and sold out almost immediately, and the band just added a late show happening the same night at the same venue (doors: 9:30). Tickets for the newly added show go on sale today (1/18) at 3 PM. Updated tour dates are listed below.
UK singer Dan Croll opens the early NYC show,
but no opener has been announced for the late show yet (UPDATE: he opens both shows). Towards the end of last year, Dan released the "From Nowhere" single, which you can watch the video for below. Like CHVRCHES, Dan makes pretty addictive indie pop, but his is on a much brighter side of the spectrum. He's got enough "ahh-ahhs" and reverby guitar stabs to make a pretty good case that he's a big Grizzly Bear fan, but while they often delve into pastoral passages, Dan Croll appears more interested in making fat-trimmed (and safer) pop music.
He's got a few other US dates scheduled, and while he's in town for the Mercury Lounge show, he'll play another NYC show at Glasslands on March 20 with Feathers and Lorna Dune. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Lists of dates for CHVRCHES and Dan Croll, and the "From Nowhere" video, below...
The Postelles, The Arkells and Ambassadors are playing Santos Party House on March 5. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Ivan & Alyosha are playing Santos Party House on April 18 with The Lone Bellow. Tickets for that show are on sale now.