Entries tagged with: Dan Friel

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by BBG

Monster Island Block Party (photo by Johnathan Percy)
Monster Island Block Party

Cult of Youth (who played the recent final Monster Island block party) will return to the space to join forces with King Dude (aka the goth-y folk project of TJ Cowgill of Book of Black Earth) and Alice Cohen to play 9/22 at Live with Animals, one of the last shows scheduled for their current space, 210 Kent Ave. But don't worry, Secret Project Robot has already secured their future:

Following the end of their lease, Secret Project Robot will be moving to 389 Melrose Street. The art gallery and peformance space's new home will be smaller than its current location, but is adjacent to a 4,000-square-foot lot, which will probably be quite nice come next summer. Moving with them are experimental art rock band Oneida and the Live With Animals gallery. Venue Monster Island Basement will be closing. -[BushwickBK.com]
The new space has a few events coming up, including 10/20 with KNYFE HYTS, 10/24's "Allison Awesome Birthday Party" featuring Call of the Wild (ex-Awesome Color), a 10/28 Pterodactyl Record Release party, "The most insane scary Halloween Art Installation and Party" on 10/29 featuring Jonathon Toubin, and 11/19 with Section 25 and Stereograph.

There are still a few other shows left at the old space, including TONIGHT (9/19) with performances from Dan Friel, Alexico, Netherfriends as part of a FREE show that kicks off at 8PM. The final dates for the old space go down on 9/30 and 10/1, with Regal Degal, Royal Baths, Total Slacker, Hume, and Quilt hitting on 9/30 and a tentative "MONSTER ISLAND REQUIEM AUTUMNAL UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ" scheduled for the following day.

Cult of Youth will also play Saint Vitus on 10/1 with Lost Tribe, Anasazi, and Dead Reich. The show is the record release show for Lost Tribe's LP which is out now on Sean of COYouth's label Blind Prophet Records. Stream some material below.

Continue reading "Secret Project Robot has a new space, but first some more events in the old one..."

Todd Barry @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Todd Barry

Want to laugh Tuesday night? Head over to Lolita Bar at Broome and Allen for another edition of "Tell Your Friends!". This week's special guests include HANNIBAL BURESS (who performs a free show every Sunday at Knitting Factory) (and who recently opened for Aziz Ansari at Beacon Theater), LIAM McENEANEY, ANDY DE LA TOUR, and a "MYSTERY GUEST" who "is doing a big big show later in the week, and can't be advertised for this. He appears all over television and films, though, and this may be your last chance to see him in a basement before he's too famous for our show. - A MUST SEE!" Hmm.

Speaking of a big big show later in the week, Nick Kroll's two tapings at Music Hall of Williamsburg take place this Thursday, 11/18.

Nick also did a show at UCB tonight/Monday right before Whiplash (with special guest Mike Birbiglia). How was that? Whiplash takes place every Monday.

MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden will be a guest at the live broadcast of WFMU's comedy/variety show "Seven Second Delay" at UCB Theatre on Wednesday (11/17). $5.00 tickets are still on sale, though note that he won't be performing. They'll be interviewing him, but they promise they have a couple of surprises planned. Other guests appearing on the same show: former New York Times Ombudsman Dan Okrent, and author / gambling expert / former bookie Beth Raymer.

That WFMU thing is early - like 6pm. Stick around after for an edition of Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel's Totally J/K with special guests Hari Kondabalu (Comedy Central Presents), Greg Johnson (Sirius/XM Radio) "& more!" Then stay even longer, cause Joe Mande is also part of the show right after that too. Anthony Atamanuik, John Flynn & Ed Gavagan also perform in "The Nights of Our Lives"

Much like Pee Wee Herman, Colin Quinn has a new show on Broadway (which is directed by Jerry Seinfeld) (the Colin show) (Jerry didn't direct the Pee Wee show). We are giving away tickets to see Pee Wee. The Apiary has a pair up for grabs to see Colin.

What about Eugene Mirman you ask? Well, in addition to stuff we've mentioned in the past and his somewhat regularly scheduled Sunday night shows at Union Hall, you can catch him along with John Roderick (as Santa Claus), A.C. Newman, John Hodgman, Gary Shteyngart, and Ollabelle on December 17th at City Winery for the next edition of John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders. Tickets are on sale.

You will also find Eugene Mirman at the Bell House on December 12th for "Pretty Good Friends (formerly Tearing the Veil of Maya) End of the Year Holiday Blowout" with Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser and "more to be announced." Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Kristen Schaal, was she at Littlefield last night/tonight/Monday night for "Hot Tub with Kurt"? It's unclear from the listings whether Kurt Braunohler is doing "Hot Tub" without her every Monday night through 11/29. Upcoming listed guests include Wyatt Cenac, Laura Krafft, Dan Friel, Jon Friedman, Liam McEneaney, and Chris Rozzi.

Patton Oswalt has four shows coming up at Caroline's - two on January 7th and two on January 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Last but not least, after postponing the original date, honorary Juggalo Gallagher will appear at Gramercy Theatre on April 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Andrew VanWyngarden, secret guests, John Roderick as Santa, Dan Friel, AC Newman & other upcoming comedy shows"

by BBG

Prince Rama at Glasslands (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Prince Rama

If you nerd out on vinyl as much as I do, then you might take a step away from all of this CMJ nonsense to pop in to the WFMU Record & CD Fair at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St in Manhattan) which kicks off on Friday (10/24) at 4PM (for early admission) and lasts through the weekend. In addition to killer records, crucial trades, and melted Mastercards strewn across the fair's 30,000 square feet, the annual WFMU Record Fair will also have video, live broadcasts, and live music with names like Prince Rama, The Hamburglars, Ted Leo, Butts, Fabulous Diamonds, Dan Friel, and others among the performers. Full details are below.

Besides the WFMU show, Prince Rama also has SIX other NYC dates, four during CMJ and two that aren't. Their CMJ week will kick off at Cake Shop tomorrow (10/20) as part of the Terrorbird CMJ show with Marnie Stern, Baths, Revolver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (who just played Conflict of Interest), Kyle Andrews, Botany, Dark Dark Dark and Kordan. Later that night the Brooklyn Trio will be at Don Pedros for one of the many Impose Magazine parties, this time at Don Pedro's with Woodsman, Lower Dens, Talk Normal, Prince Rama, PC Worship, and Ancient Ocean. Thursday (10/21) will see them at Cake Shop for the previously discussed Carpark / Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase with Deakin, Light Pollution, Dent May, Excepter and others. And finally, on 10/22 Prince Rama will play the night show at Death By Audio with Greatest Hits, Woven Bones, Teen Inc, Excpeter, John Maus, and a DJ set from How To Dress Well.

After CMJ, Prince Rama will join Neon Indian & Apache Beat for a show at Brooklyn Bowl (10/29, tickets), followed by The New Museum on 12/10 where the trio will again accompany Deakin of Animal Collective (tickets).

All Prince Rama and Ted Leo dates, some video and set times for all known and previously mentioned parties (including the big Impose flyer) are below.

Continue reading "WFMU Record & CD Fair w/ Ted Leo, other Prince Rama dates, Impose parties, Deakin at CMJ too (and stuff)"

DOWNLOAD: Dustin Wong - Let It Go (Zipped MP3s)
DOWNLOAD: Dustin Wong - Walking Talking Cloud (MP3)

Dustin Wong at Siren Fest 2010 with Ponytail (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dustin Wong

Ponytail's set at Whartscape this past summer may have been their last:

"Everybody is off going about their own endeavors, which is really exciting, I think. Ken's writing his own music and Molly is on a journey to find her self and Jeremy drums for the Boredoms now. I think its really good, and if by chance the scattered happens to gather again, it would be another interesting experiment."
- [Dustin Wong to Bmore Musically Informed]
And now Dustin Wong (guitarist of Ponytail) is doing just that by preparing to release a solo LP, Infinite Love, on Thrill Jockey on 10/5. The two-song 2LP/2CD is the follow-up to Wong's Let It Go cassette, available for download above, or for purchase.

Wong will play a pair of NYC shows in the coming days, starting with TONIGHT (9/16) at Shea Stadium with Dan Friel, James Ferraro, Black Actor, and Gamut. Then two days later (9/18), Wong is on board for the Last Supper Festival at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn alongside a ton of other artists. Full festival details are below.

If you can't make it out to either show, roll the dice and hope for the best, maybe you can get Dustin Wong to play a private show for you:

Dustin Wong will perform a series of a dozen one-on-one concerts for fans and friends via Skype video chat. These "Infi-Net Love" performances will be available to the winners of twelve golden tickets.... Tickets for the "Infi-Net Love" personal concerts will be included in randomly-chosen copies of the Infinite Love album preordered from the Thrill Jockey web-store. A very limited number of tickets will also be available from Bmoremusic.net, Other Music, and more to be announced shortly. The private concerts will be set up with the winners by Thrill Jockey and will take place during the month of December.
For more on that contest, head to the Thrill Jockey site.

Dan Friel, who is playing tonight's show at Shea, also plays a solo show tomorrow (9/17) at St Mary's Church in Brooklyn with Band of Bicycles, Lame Drivers as part of "Bike-In-Movie Night" which will be showing the bicy-classic, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Parts & Labor (Dan's band) are scheduled to play in the near future as well; look for them at Glasslands on 10/15 with Shy Child, Bunnies, and Adult Themes.

All tour dates, details on the Last Supper Festival, and some Dustin Wong videos, below....

Continue reading "Ponytail might be gone, but Dustin Wong is making music, playing shows (Dan Friel & Parts & Labor too) "

PiL @ Coachella 2010 (more by Rachel Carr)
PiL @ Coacella

tonight in NYC
* UI & Dan Friel @ the Bell House
* Local H, Kinch @ Gramercy Theater
* Public Image Ltd @ Terminal 5
* Neil Halstead, J. Wise @ Union Hall
* Pearl Jam & Band of Horses @ Prudential Center
* Stone Temple Pilots @ Gramercy Theater
* Phantogram, Light Pollution @ Maxwell's
* Bees Are Flowers, Woom, Boveda @ Cake Shop
* Janelle MonĂ¡e, DJ Moni @ Highline Ballroom
* Mumford & Sons, The Middle East @ Webster Hall
* Brahms, Bell, Aislyn, Passion Pit (DJ) @ Pianos
* CAVES, Polite Sleeper, Nerd Parade @ Death By Audio
* Madden, Fostercare, DJ Harrison, Robin @ Glasslands
* Radical Sons, Byrds of Paradise, Pregnant @ Union Pool
* Recoil (Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode)@ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Keepaway, DOM, The Tony Castles, Rewards @ Mercury Lounge
* This Frontier Needs Heroes, Kath Bloom, Marcellus Hall @ Bruar Falls
* A-Trak, DJ Enuff, DJ Clark Kent, Lord Finesse, Boogie Blind, Sean C & LV, Henley Reid @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sex Slaves, Eve To Adam, Black Water Rising, Hellbent Hooker, Honor Among Thieves @ Santos Party House

"Bees are Flowers" are really These Are Powers tonight at Cake Shop.

"Bassist Sasha Frere-Jones and drummer Clem Waldmann began playing together in 1990. Wilbo Wright joined in 1993 and Ui began recording. Ui's songs draw on rock, funk, dub and electronic music. The band's early releases incorporated instruments less common to pop - banjos, tubas and kettle drums - but the band soon stopped using any instrument that couldn't fit into a cab. In addition to one of the earliest known single-artist remix albums ("Unlike," 1995), the band has released four studio albums, including "Answers" and the nineties classic, "Lifelike." Ui has collaborated with Stereolab, Techno Animal, Microstoria and Luke Vibert. In early 2010, Dan Friel began playing electronics and baritone guitar with the band." Yes, The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones is playing a show at the Bell House tonight. Parts & Labor member Dan Friel is both in the band and opening with one of his solo sets. It's Ui's first official show in 10 years, and a warm up for the slot they landed on the lineup of the Primavera Festival at the end of this month in Barcelona.

The new video for Keepaway's "I Think About You All The Time" is posted below. They play an EP release show tonight with DOM, The Tony Castles and Rewards at Mercury Lounge.

DOM also play the BV Northside show at MHOW this summer.

PiL's recent DC show is streaming on NPR. John Lydon is on East Village Radio at 10am. Pil play Terminal 5 tonight, and then the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday.

DJ Roc Raida's birthday is being celebrated at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday?"

photos by Lori Baily

These Are Powers

"I'll walk you through it, it's kind of funny. You know when you pass by a grocery store and there's this grate that goes into the floor and then there's this narrow metal staircase that goes down into the basement where they have storage and stuff? It's like that. First thing we had to do was fit the staircase with these wooden 2 x 4s so people wouldn't completely die when they went down. So we fixed the staircase, and we built a soundproofing wall in between the space and the street, which was totally remarkable. You couldn't hear anything from the street--we had a subwoofer going off, and Knyfe Hyts and Sleigh Bells were super loud. I was so happy. It totally dampened the sound and that's like two layers of 2 x 4's with insulation in the middle. We cleared everything out of his basement. There's no stage. In the back we put soundproofing blankets on the door and the door to the bar area. In the back there's a bar. We built a bathroom in the back so everything's contained to one floor. We can fit about 125 people comfortably." [Greg Finch to the Villge Voice]
Under 100's third and final show took place at the venue on Thursday, December 10th. Darlings, Dan Friel and These Are Powers were on the bill. More pictures from that show, below...

Continue reading "These are Powers, Dan Friel & Darlings played the LAST show @ Under 100 (in Damon Dash's basement) - pics "

Dan Friel @ Cake Shop NYE 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
Dan Friel

Parts & Labor have a short string of shows coming up: one in Massachusetts on December 5th, one in Connecticut on December 6th, then a free show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 8th with The Tony Castles. Flyer for the latter and more details below.

Before that, P&L member Dan Friel plays a solo set at Union Pool on December 3rd. Also on the bill are Knyfe Hyts 81, Dinowalrus and Electric Tickle Machine.

Another Parts & Labor affiliate, their former guitar player Sarah Lipstate (she left the band in July to focus on her solo project after being a member for only 14 months), who plays as Noveller, will perform at Bruar Falls on December 11th with Yellow Fever and Air Waves (who are also playing December 5th with Talk Normal, US Girls and Total Slackers at Secret Project Robot).

That's also another show for Austin's Yellow Fever, who are already lined up to play a December 12th show at Death By Audio with Vivian Girls. Yellow Fever's self-titled LP is available now through Wild World, a label run by Vivian Girls, and the show is a release party for that record. Happy Birthday is also on the bill. Yellow Fever also lists a TBA NYC show on December 13th.

Happy Birthday member Ruth Garbus plays a show with her sister Merrill Garbus at The Stone in December too.

As of now, it's the last scheduled Vivian Girls show for '09 before they tour the UK in January.

All tour dates and a poster for the Parts & Labor BK Bowl show are below...

Continue reading "upcoming shows for Parts & Labor, member Dan Friel & EX-MEMBER Sarah Lipstate (Noveller) - 2009 dates"

Sam Hillmer (left) playing with Zs @ the Yard (more by Sarahana)
Zs

You Are Here (The Maze) is a performance festival in a sculptural maze taking place at Williamsburg's Death By Audio from September 10 - October 2, 2009. Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers.
The lineup and installation is being put together by TROUBLE (Sam Hillmer & Laura Paris). Acts in the three-week schedule include Calvin Johnson, Screaming Females, Mick Barr, Ty Segal, Grooms, Extra Life and others.

Skeletons kick off the first night of the festival on September 10th as the Skeletons Big Band, a 12-piece band (expanded from their usual four) that's also playing September 7-9th at Roulette. There they'll be performing "New Works for a Larger Ensemble" which includes "excerpts and new arrangements from their record in progress "PEOPLE," a long form piece based around conversations in Greyhound busses and stations, and beyond..."

The full schedule for the Maze (and the lineup for Skeletons Big Band) is below...

Continue reading "Death By Audio's The Maze - schedule (includes 1 of 4 upcoming Skeletons Big Band shows & much more) "

You Are Here

Remember Death By Audio's 12-hour benefit on July 25th for something called You Are Here: A Maze?

Sam Hillmer & Laura Paris, who dubbed their art collaboration Trouble, had the first You Are Here festival in 2007, at 44th street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. Paris drew out the floor-plan of the maze, while Hillmer, who plays tenor saxophone for the Zs, booked bands to play in the space and coordinated efforts to bring people inside to interact with the maze.

"It didn't seem like the kind of thing that could just sit in a gallery, it needs constant traffic," Hillmer explained. "That is the piece, people dealing with the situation [presented by the maze]."

This year's festival, scheduled for Spetember 10th through October 2nd, will take up the entire space of Death by Audio and feature a maze constructed out of salvaged doors from Built It Green, a nonprofit organization that sells surplus building materials. The space will also have woodchip-covered floors ("to reference mazes built out of bushes," Hillmer notes). The twists and turns of the venue will be littered by some 200 of Paris' sculptures, molded from some of her pieces and then cast repeatedly. [Greenpoint Gazette]

According to the promoter, "Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers." Sounds fun.

The preliminary lineup (aka almost a month's worth of shows at the venue while the maze is up) mixes interesting out of town names (Calvin Johnson, Ty Segal, The Coathangers) with local acts like Skeletons (as 'Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities'), Mick Barr (he is local right?), Extra life and Stars Like Fleas. Full lineup to be announced soon but more of it is below, along with video footage of the first Maze (starring Dave Longstreth, Thee Oh Sees and others), and other details and the flyer for the new Maze...

Continue reading "Death by Audio maze installation running Sept 10-Oct 2 (Skeletons, Mick Barr, Calvin Johnson, Extra Life, Ty Segall)"

photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin of Myself (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin of Myself (Go! Team remix) (MP3)

Black Moth Super Rainbow

"Eating Us is the fourth album by Pennsylvania based band Black Moth Super Rainbow released on May 26, 2009 on the CD format. With a running time of just under 36 minutes, it is the shortest full-length release by the band to date. The album was released in a limited-edition "hairy" version, which includes synthetic hair inside the CD's inner sleeve, and also in a regular "super jewel" casing. The "hairy" version was sold-out before the album was even released due to pre-orders." [Wiki]
Both songs available for download above are from that new album. A triple bill of Black Moth Super Rainbow (here from Pittsburgh), Blank Dogs, and Dan Friel (of Parts and Labor) played the weekly free show at South Street Seaport in Manhattan on Friday night (7/24). More pictures from the show, and more BMSR tour dates, below...

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Here We Go Magic @ MHOW in June (more by Tim Griffin)
Here we Go Magic

We are free shows in New York City, down on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

No reservations or tickets of any kind are necessary.

All our shows start at 6pm with guest DJ's or sometimes early band sets if there's more than 2 bands on the bill - more value for you the free concert goer!

There are several parking lots within 1-2 block distance from the pier but we encourage you to take public transportation - it costs less and is better for the environment! [Seaport Music Festival]

Here We Go Magic and Bachelorette kick off the free NYC concert series tonight (7/3). Full, updated summer schedule, below...

Continue reading "2009 Seaport Music Series kicks off w/ Here We Go Magic"

Dan Friel @ Cake Shop on New Years Eve (more by Lori Baily)
DAn Friel

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Jessica 6 @ Coco 66
* Sonic Youth listening party
* Hospitality @ Death By Audio
* Japanese Motors, Crocodiles @ Studio B
* Rooftop Film w/ Acrylics @ Open Road Rooftop
* KaiserCartel, Mascott, Cat Martino @ 92YTribeca
* Lady Circus and FUCT in Cirque du Quoi @ House of Yes
* Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi Band @ Village Vanguard
* Ben Lee, Low vs. Diamond, Dawes @ Bowery Ballroom
* Arboretum, D. Charles Speer, TK Webb @ Studio at Webster Hall
* The Black Swans, Essie Jain, Tatters and Rags @ Bruar Falls
* Wolves in the Throne Room, A Storm of Light, Thrones @ Europa
* Little Girls, Sisters & Golden Triangle @ Littlefield
* Bill Nace, Grey Gersten/G. Lucas Crane/Ryan Sawyer @ The Stone
* Tally Hall, Malbec, The Silent Years, Lightning Love @ Mercury Lounge
* Dan Friel, Talk Normal, Starring and Beautiful Weekend @ Dead Herring
* Hospitality, Stephen Steinbrink, Hell Kite, Little Gold @ Death By Audio
* Turbo Fruits, Jeff: The Brotherhood, Love-Struck, Foster Care @ Cake Shop
* Morrissey's 50th Bday: Kaki King, Bodega Girls, The Stationary Set @ Glasslands
* Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Morning After Girls @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Undiscovered Islands: So Percussion, Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Penelope" with Signal, Rachel Calloway, and Steven Mackey @ Galapagos

Green Day played Good Morning America this morning.

BKLYN YARD opens this weekend.

The Sasquatch Music Festival happens this weekend.

Iron & Wine played a New Order song on Jimmy Fallon the other night. Video below...

Deerhoof's new animated video for "This is God Speaking" below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Memorial Day Weekend) "

here's some new pictures & tour dates with a sort of old interview (that I'd rather post than throw away) (hope you don't mind)....

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words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Lori Baily

Dan Friel @ Cake Shop, NYC - New Years Eve (Dec 31, 2008)
Dan Friel

ATP NY (2008) (think all the way back to September for a second) was littered with luminaries. We've previously documented our run-ins with some of the great performers, but we also ran into a few artists who were just there for the good time. One of those artists was Dan Friel.

Friel is probably best known for his participation in Parts & Labor, the Brooklyn experimental noise pop/rock band he formed in 2002 with BJ Warshaw (also of Shooting Spires). Over the years, Parts & Labor have released three LPs and multiple seven-inches, contributed to many a compilation, and even dropped a split LP with Tyondai Braxton (Battles). All along, Dan Friel has been working on solo material... dropping EPs and a cassette leading up to 2008's triumphant Ghost Town, out now on Important.

We cornered Dan Friel at ATP (literally... he could NOT escape) for a couple minutes to discuss the festival and his plans for the next few months.

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So Dan, what were some of the motivating factors for you coming to ATP? What are some of the bands you really wanted to check out?

Dan Friel: Today I'm pretty excited about seeing Polvo. I've been sort of starting to listen to them again, a bunch in the last couple of years which I think a lot of people have, and it will be great to see them play again. I haven't seen Lightning Bolt in a couple of years, so that'll be pretty cool. I've never seen Low, and that's kind of a big deal because I like their records quite a bit. And Fuck Buttons and Alexander Tucker are both friends and amazing people. So I'm excited to check that out.

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Continue reading "an interview w/ Dan Friel, pics from New Years Eve"

photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum

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edan

British experimentalist Alexander Tucker kicked off ATP day two (9/20) with looping pedals and acoustic instruments (cello, guitar). A very interesting artist to start my day with and worth further investigation.

Next came ATP's own Apse and their triple guitar attack. They had some truly soaring moments.

Growing and their effects-laden noise drones sounded great on stage two, though sometimes I find it hard to watch a knob-twiddling live show.

Probably my biggest surprise of the day was The Drones who were urgent, angular, and punky. I was familiar with some of their work through a certain Vegan pal of mine. I will be familiar with more and won't miss them next time they make it to NYC (Philly, Richmond & DC have the chance over the next three days).

The Drones
The Drones

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Continue reading "ATP NY day 2 - Om, Drones, Apse, Low, Lightning Bolt, more"

photos by Chris La Putt

East Village Radio Fest

For a guy just sitting there pressing buttons on his home-made lap-based contraption, Dan Friel manages to put on a super satisfying show. His music speaks for itself, and if you have a good view, you can try and figure out what he's doing. Tonight (9/16) he's at Cake Shop in NYC. Recently he played the side stage at the East Village Radio Fest by the South Street Seaport. More pictures from that and more dates below...

Continue reading "Dan Friel - 2008 Tour Dates (CS tonight), EVR Fest pics "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Dan Friel - "Ghost Town" (MP3 clip)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Friel - "Buzzards" (MP3 clip)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Friel - "Appliances Of Bremen" (MP3 clip)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Friel - "Desert Song" (MP3 clip)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Friel - "Horse Heaven" (MP3 clip)

Dan Friel of Parts & Labor @ 2008 Siren Fest (more by Leia Jospe)
Dan Friel

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog recently dropped their new record Party Intellectuals on PI Recordings (pick it up here) and the band are celebrating with a Record Release Party at Knitting Factory in NYC this Friday July 25th. Tickets are still available.

The party will feature a set from a "special guest", namely Dan Friel of the ever-so-busy Parts & Labor. Dan Friel has been dropping solo EPs since before his time with Parts & Labor, but Ghost Town (released in May via Important Records) marks his first full-fledged LP. It's glitchy, noisy, instrumental electronic pop but most of all, its fun. The label has made 5 clips of the 8 tracks on Ghost Town available for download. Check em out above, and if ya dig, pick up the record at Important Records.

For the uninitiated, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog contains one Marc Ribot, who has worked some of the most important avant garde artists of the last quarter century including John Zorn, Tom Waits, Mike Patton, and Allen Ginsburg. He has done tons of work with other artists as well including multiple Elvis Costello records and recently contributed to Attack & Release by The Black Keys as well as the Mercury Award-nominated Robert Plant / Alison Krauss record.

All tour dates for everyone below...

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