Entries tagged with: Daniel Higgs
by Andrew Sacher
Fred Frith - 'Guitar Solos' (1974)
Avant-garde guitar great Fred Frith -- probably best known for his influential 1974 album, Guitar Solos, which caught the ear of Brian Eno, who asked him to appear on two of his 1978 albums, Before and After Science and Music for Films, and prominently featured the use of prepared guitars, which would later be popularized by Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth -- is beginning a six day residency at The Stone today (8/27), which continues through Sunday (9/1).
For the early (8 PM) and the late (10 PM) shows tonight, Frith will be joined by art pop mastermind Laurie Anderson on violin and keyboards. Admission is $25 at the door. Other shows of note include Frith and Stone artistic director/sax wizard John Zorn at the early show on Thursday (8/29) (also $25); and Frith with no wave legend Ikue Mori (of DNA, and also of Death Ambient with Fred Frith) and Thurston Moore collaborator Nate Wooley at the early show on Saturday (8/31). The full schedule for the residency is below.
In related news, you can also catch Nate Wooley performing as part of his trio with Thurston Moore and Ryan Sawyer during the day (2 PM) at Union Pool on Saturday (8/31) with Lungfish's Daniel Higgs, plus bEEEdEEEgEEE + Dutch E. Germ and DJ Jesper Eklow. Free.
Fred Frith's Stone residency schedule and a stream from Guitar Solos, below...
Thuston Moore at Bowery Ballroom, Aptil 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Have you been to Summer Thunder at Union Pool yet? Outside of our own shows at the venue (with Heavy Blanket/Love as Laughter and with Inter Arma/Anicon/Pyrrhon), the FREE weekly (21+) series has been hosting great shows every Saturday afternoon. This Satuday (7/26) features Nashville's Turbo Fruits, as well as Andy Animal and Mighty Fine, plus Jonathan Toubin on DJ duty. As always, things kick off at 2 PM with drink specials, and the bands start a little later in day.
They just announced the August line-up that features names like Thurston Moore/Nate Wooley/Ryan Sawyer Trio, Daniel Higgs, Devin, LiveFastDie, Soupcans, and Pampers, as well as DJ sets from Dam-Funk, Les Savy Fav and more. August 24 line-up has yet to be revealed (other than a lot of question marks and exclamation points) but otherwise full August Summer Thunder schedule is below.
photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Om @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/21/12
Om were supposed to tour over the summer in support of their new album, Advaitic Songs, but had to reschedule the tour due to Emil Amos' arm injury. The new run of dates began earlier this month in Chicago and hit NYC on Wednesday (11/21) at Bowery Ballroom. Om is now officially a trio with Emil and Al Cisneros being joined by Robert Lowe (aka Lichens). Like he did on the rest of the tour, Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) opened the show.
More pictures and videos from the show, below...
Emil Amos at Knitting Factory, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
With his busted arm healed, Emil Amos will return to action in November with his Om bandmates Al Cisneros and Robert Lowe for a string of US dates. The previously-announced dates, originally set for this week and then cancelled due to Amos's injury, includes the now-rescheduled NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on 11/21 stil with Daniel Higgs opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday (8/24) at noon.
All tour dates are listed below, along with a couple song streams.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood
A pair of impressively bearded frontmen will bless the backyard of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House today at 6PM (8/10): Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) and Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)! Donations for the BYOB show will be accepted, and the party goes down rain or shine... note there is a "huge circus tent on the property". It's located at 1820 Flushing Avenue which isn't too far from the Jefferson L stop. More info on the show is here.
If you haven't heard of the space, I guess that means you haven't been paying attention for few hundred years:
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, located in Ridgewood on the border of Queens and Brooklyn, is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City. Peter Stuyvesant granted the land it sits on in the mid-seventeenth century, and by 1660, Hendrick Barents Smidt occupied a small house on the site. In 1709, Paulus Vander Ende of Flatbush purchased the farm and began construction of the current house. The building was a prominent marker in the 1769 settlement of the boundary dispute between Bushwick in Kings County and Newtown in Queens County.OK to be fair, there hasn't been any indie-rock events there prior to last weekend's Arbitration Rock Festival. So head on down to the historical house and help break it in (nicely)!
In 1977, the House and property were listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1978, granted the same status on the New York State Register. The House was given New York City landmark status in June of 1996. With the help of Federal, State and local funds, the Onderdonk House was opened to the public in 1982.
The House serves as a museum for a permanent exhibit on the archaeology of the Onderdonk site, as well as changing exhibits relating to history, the arts and culture. The Society also maintains a history and genealogical research library, and offers many cultural events annually, including: guided house tours, history lectures and programs, genealogy workshops, craft classes and special events, such as St. Nicholas Day and other Dutch celebrations. The history and location of the house provide a rich educational and cultural experience for visitors.
Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) will be doing a July residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon, where he also did a residency last year, and just played last month. The residency kicks off Monday (7/2), and continues every Monday in July. Each show will feature different guests, which have not yet been revealed. Daniel Higgs' most recent release is the The Measure of Mystery cassette, which came out earlier this year.
In related news, Dischord has announced that they will continue repressing Lungfish albums on vinyl with 1992's Talking Songs for Walking and 1997's Indivisible, both of which are due out this August. Exact re-release dates to come.
A list of all dates and a live video of Daniel Higgs performing "Return" off his new cassette in Spain from this past March are below...
Lungfish, photo by Jessica Kourkounis
Frankly, I am dumbfounded at the embarassment of riches that Dischord Records have in their quiver. Besides releasing some of the most seminal records in punk rock & indie, the label recently revealed its staggering Fugazi live series (many of the volumes are up for sale now), and then a release of Void rarities, and now, Dischord have announced A.C.R. 1999
From their inception in 1988 until their hiatus in 2006, the Lungfish music band released 11 full-length albums and played concerts across the United States and in Europe.... [but] volumes of Lungfish material never saw the light of day. The 1999 A.C.R. session offers a rare glimpse into some of this elusive material and by extension, into the Lungfish creative process. These 10-songs were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore's A.C.R. Studios but never released. After the session the band decided to continue writing new songs - ultimately recording at Inner Ear Studios what became Necrophones (2000).Six songs on A.C.R. 1999 were re-recorded for release as part of Necrophones, while another four never saw the light of day until now.
Stream the "new" Lungfish song "Screams of Joy" for the first time ever below, alongside the tracklisting and the album art. Look for the LP via the venerable Dischord Records on May 14th.
In related news, Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) recently released the The Measure Of Mystery cassette via Gnome Life Records. Order your copy now, and stream some excerpts from that release below too.
AMP it up! East Coast All-ages Music SummitIn somewhat related news, Daniel Higgs kicks off that previously mentioned 'Happy Hour' residency at Zebulon in Brooklyn tonight (2/21). The full residency schedule is below...
Time: Saturday, February 26 · 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA
An evening of panels, speakers, training, networking and live music designed for staff, volunteers, allies, and fans of all-ages music venues and youth music organizations.
Hear what your peers around the region are doing, learn how we can take collective action to advance the field, and strengthen young people's access to the tools of participatory cultural production.
Help us celebrate the release of our book, "In Every Town: an all-ages music manualfesto!" Bands Slutever and SGNLS are performing and Ian MacKaye of Dischord Records/Fugazi/Minor Threat will offer a keynote."
DOWNLOAD: The Psychic Paramount - "RW" Excerpt (MP3)
The Psychic Paramount
After releasing a double-disc of solo guitar compositions and a live LP, The Psychic Paramount is back with their second full-length of new material, the aptly titled II due on Feb 22nd via No Quarter Records. Fans of ripping and proggy instrumentation take note and preorder the new LP via No Quarter. Check out an excerpt of the first track to make its way out, "RW" which you can download above/stream below.
TPP will play a record release party on March 5th at Death By Audio, snagging Talk Normal and Eleven Twenty Nine (Tom Carter + Marc Orleans) to warm the masses. The show is one of two scheduled for Eleven Twenty-Nine, who will also play Zebulon on 2/22 with the Gunn/Truscinski Duo, Marcia Bassett/Samara Lubelski and Messages.
Before the Eleven Twenty-Nine show at Zebulon, Daniel Higgs will play a special "Happy Hour" set, the second of four of such sets scheduled at the venue happening from 2/21-2/24 which is right before he plays, Issue Project Room on 2/26. The spankin' new Skull Defekts (with Higgs) will play Littlefield on April 3rd.
Talk Normal also has a few other shows in their near future, including one with Liturgy at 285 Kent Ave on 2/25, April 23rd at The Stone, and April 24th at Death By Audio with Grass Widow, Broken Water & Tara Jane O'Neil.
All tour dates, a video and that PP song stream is below...
Glasslands will host a headlining set from Zanzo (aka Hisham Baroocha of Soft Circle with Rob Lowe of Lichens) and additional performances from Thank You and Daniel A.I.U. Higgs TONIGHT (1/25). Entry will cost you a paltry $7, and the show starts at 8:30.
The show will double as a record release party for Thank You, as their new LP Golden Worry is out today via Thrill Jockey. Download "1-2-3 Bad" above and check out a video for "Birth Reunion" below. In early Feb, Thank You will hit the road in support of the LP, tagging Death By Audio on February 12th as part of that jaunt. Double Dagger is also part of the show, and will play NYU with Fucked Up the day before. Full Thank You tour sked is below.
Tonight at Glasslands is one of two NYC shows scheduled for Lungfish member Daniel A.I.U. Higgs in the near future He'll also play Issue Project Room on 2/26 with Heresy of the Free Spirit ("Jozef Van Wissem and Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalists Che Chen (violin, bowed rewap, bass recorder, percussion and tape machine) and Robbie Lee"). Tickets are on sale.
In addition to both of the previously mentioned shows, Daniel Higgs has announced that he has joined on as a member of Skull Defekts. Higgs will appear on the band's forthcoming LP Peer Amid due via Thrill Jockey on 2/15. Check out the first track "Fragrant Nimbus" available for download above/streaming below. The band will follow up the release of the LP with US dates in late March and April with Zomes, including April 3rd at Littlefield in Brooklyn.
That Skull Defekts song stream, the Thank You video, and all tour dates are below.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Zach Dilgard)
Musicka Mystica Maxima festival presented by Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A. at Santos Party House, New York, NY.The lineup of the two-day fest includes Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle) with Thee Majesty (featuring Bryin Dall and Morrisson Edley), John Zorn and Bill Laswell, and Daniel Higgs.
21 and 22 September 2009
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Two nights of musick made by practicing magicians or practicing musicians whose work celebrates the magical lifestyle, as well a public performance of ceremonial magic ritual.
Genesis P-Orridge will also be at the venue's Non, Prurient and Cold Cave show on August 8th. That bill includes spoken word performances by Genesis P-Orridge, Jamie Stewart, Jonathan Shaw, Kid Congo Powers, Eric Paul and Chris Leo (whose band The Van Pelt recently reunited). Tickets are on sale.
Poster and initial lineup below...
OM @ Roadburn Festival 2007, Tilburg, Holland (CRED)
With Pilgrimage (Southern Lord) garnering all types of year-end accolades, the Sabbath-as-meditation'ers Om will hit the road again - this time with Holy Mountain labelmates Lichens and Daniel Higgs of Lungfish. Starting on Jan 16th in Seattle, they'll hit the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn on Feb 8th. Tickets are on sale, .
Last time the boys came through NYC, it was at Europa and Knitting Factory with Grails.
And speaking of ex-Sleep dudes and albums of the year, nine-string guitarist Matt Pike and High On Fire have cancelled a date from their current winter tour (Feb 10th in Hackensack, NJ), and added a new one in Brooklyn... Feb 10th @ Club Europa! Tickets Are On Sale. All tour dates below.....