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Daughn Gibson @ Glasslands, 8/17/2013
Daughn Gibson, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Heaven's Jail Band @ Glasslands - 8/17/2013

Daughn Gibson released his Sub Pop debut, Me Moan, earlier this summer, featuring his trademark mix of country and gothy electronics, not to mention that distinctive baritone. His summer tour wrapped up earlier this month in Brooklyn with a show at Glasslands (8/17) with earthy support from Hiss Golden Messenger and The Heaven's Jail Band. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Soon, Daughn will be heading across the Atlantic for a string of UK dates. Those are listed, along with more pics from Glasslands, below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Bjork / Joanna Newsom / Wire / Mikal Cronin @ Pitchfork Fest 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 1 - 7/19/2013

Wearing a shiny silver dress (while choir wore mostly blue) Bjork sang and moved across the stage with a great deal of passion and energy. Behind her, three screens displayed imagery that included an exploding star, the moon, ZX Spectrum-looking polygons, and even a sped up clip of a seal carcass being consumed by starfish and sea slugs underwater (read: slightly unsettling). The latter stood out, for obvious reasons, and close-ups of the starfish seemed to show a synchronized pulse with the music. Another highlight was the giant tesla coil enclosure that descended from the stage rathers during "Thunderbolt," creating huge sparks each time the synthesizer was played. After each song Bjork politely said "Thank you!" in her strong Icelandic accent which had everyone smiling and laughing. In the distance, a storm was approaching but appeared to be another special effect being incorporated in an already elaborate performance. Unfortunately, it was real, and reached the festival before Bjork could fully complete her set. - [BV Chicago]
The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off last night (7/19) in Chicago's Union Park. A more gently paced day than what's in store today (7/20) and Sunday (7/21), Friday featured a headlining set from Bjork (which was cut short due to a storm), plus Wire, Joanna Newsom, Angel Olson,Mikal Cronin, Mac Demarco, Woods, Trash Talk, a newly-blonde Frankie Rose, and Daughn Gibson. Pictures from Friday are in this post.

For more on day one of Pitchfork 2013 (review and another set of pics), visit BV Chicago where you'll also find a preview of day 2 and day 3. More pictures from day 1 are below.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2013 day 1 in pics: (Bjork, Wire, Joanna Newsom, Mikal Cronin, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk & more)"

Daughn Gibson at Union Hall, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Daughn Gibson

Daughn Gibson's signature croon is the anchor to his new LP, Me Moan, which is out July 9 and marks his Sub Pop debut. Stream that LP in full below.

As mentioned, Daughn Gibson is on tour this summer with Hiss Golden Messenger, dates of which include Pitchfork Fest (who just announced set times) and Glasslands on August 17 (tickets).

Album stream below...

Continue reading "stream Daughn Gibson's new LP 'Me Moan' in full"

Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Pitchfork

As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.

3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival announces full 2013 schedule"

by Andrew Sacher

Daughn GIbson at Union Hall in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Daughn Gibson

Daughn Gibson released his impressive debut album, All Hell, last year and since signed to Sub Pop, the label that will release his sophomore album, which he's just announced. The new album is called Me Moan, and it will be out on July 9. It features appearances from John Baizley (of Baroness) and Jim Elkington (of Brokeback), and was produced by Daughn himself, along with Benjamin Balcom. The album's first single, "The Sound of Law," doesn't really warrant the same "dubstep Johnny Cash" descriptions that his early singles did, because it's a bit more rocking, but Daughn's baritone croon is still the main attraction. Check it out, along with the album art and tracklist, below.

Daughn will support the new album with a tour that culminates in Brooklyn on August 17 at Glasslands. Support at that show comes from folk collective Hiss Golden Messenger, who recently released the impressive album Haw. You can stream the track, "Sufferer (Love My Conqueror)," from that album, below. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with song streams and more, below...

Continue reading "Daughn Gibson announces new LP, touring, playing NYC w/ Hiss Golden Messenger (whose LP is out now) -- dates/streams"

Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pitchfork Festival

The final Pitchfork Festival lineup has now been announced, and in addition to previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Joanna Newsom, and Swans, it now includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.

Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.

In other Chicago music festival news, Lollapalooza early bird passes went on sale today, sold out, and then regular 3-day passes went on sale and sold out. Single day tickets go on sale April 9.

Full Pitchfork Festival lineup and schedule below...

Continue reading "M.I.A., Solange, Wire, Savages, Phosphorescent, Julia Holter, Waxahatchee, KEN Mode & more added to Pitchfork Festival"

Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

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Pitchfork Honorable Mentions

Pitchfork just posted their Honorable Mention Albums of 2012, which they consider "20 records didn't make [their] Top 50 but they're not necessarily just Nos. 51-70." There are some similarities to their Overlooked Records of 2012 list that they posted halfway through the year. It also includes Frankie Rose's Interstellar, which did actually get Best New Music upon its release, unlike the other albums here. And it's got Waxahatchee's American Weekend and Jeremih's Late Nights with Jeremih, neither of which were reviewed throughout the year. Though they did review Waxhatachee (Katie Crutchfield)'s sister Allison's band Swearin', who also makes this list, and who (along with Jeremih) made Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks list.

Full list below...

Continue reading "A Few Albums That Definitely Didn't Make Pitchfork's Top 50 of 2012"

Ceremony at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ceremony

Andy Nelson of Ceremony / Paint it Black took time out from his string of dates with Titus Andronicus (which included Webster Hall this past weekend) to fork over his favorite records of 2012. Andy actually gave us two lists -- favorite LPs and EPs/singles. They include Frank Ocean, Merchandise, Savages, Julia Holter and... well see for yourself. His lists are below.

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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.

By the way you can still get tickets for the December 15 show at Cameo that Sharon curated with She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain and "Special Guest."

A list of the Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012 is below.

Continue reading "'The Fly' magazine's Top 50 LPs of 2012 (Sharon Van Etten #1)"

by Andrew Sacher

Angel Haze at Villain - 10/19/12 (via @wolverskulkbrecht)
Angel Haze

You already know what I thought of Merchandise's set at the Pitchfork showcase at Villain in Brooklyn on Friday night (10/19). Here's a bit on the rest of the stuff I saw.

Rapper Angel Haze was on when I walked in and she was probably the best act I saw at the whole show. She delivers with a fast, fierce flow and is a way confident performer. She has a style that will definitely appeal to hip hop purists, eschewing the slow flow of cloud rap and only using pre-recorded vocals if it benefited the song, not as a vice. But though she ignores current trends, she isn't overtly a throwback rapper either. Angel Haze is just a refreshing reminder of the levels that rap can be taken, something that really comes across in her powerful new song.

Hundred Waters at Villain - 10/19/12 (via @twodegreesinbebop)
Hundred Waters

Up next was Hundred Waters, one of my most anticipated bands for this year's CMJ. I'm not trying to draw any grand conclusions about their signing to Skrillex's label, which I'm still scratching my head about, but I will say that after seeing them it makes a little more sense why he would be interested. Though their album reminds me of a slightly more electronic Joanna Newsom, they're a lot louder and bassier at their shows. There's a noticeable split on stage -- the two girls stay on the left and if it was just them, they'd sound like a forgotten psych folk duo from the late '60s, and on the other side of the stage, the three guys handle drums, bass, and synths, vibing like an edgy jamtronica band. It's a weird mix, but it often meshes really well.

Hundred Waters were followed by Le1f, who I had seen the night earlier at the Studio at Webster Hall. Le1f fit in a lot better on this lineup than he did with the mostly hardcore rap lineup of the Studio show, and the larger crowd were way more into him in this environment. I'm still more a fan of his head knockers and the slower ones wash over me a bit, but still a fun set to watch.

Daughn GIbson was up next, and like Hundred Waters, his strong point is his eclectic mix of sounds. He played mostly off of his debut album, All Hell, which came out earlier this year via White Denim (he's since signed to Sub Pop) and combines gothic country with downtempo electronic music. While other beatmaker/singers like James Blake prefer to sit at their piano and let the music do the talking, Daughn is a natural born frontman and couldn't help but perform like a melodramatic barroom singer.

Then Merchandise played, after which I stuck around for a few songs by Holy Other. His new album, Held, is one of my favorite electronic releases of the year and Holy Other is really on some next level shit, but admittedly isn't much of a live act.

After I left, the crowd was treated to sets by METZ, DIIV, Joey Bada$$, and Death Grips. You can watch some videos from the show below.

Continue reading "more review/videos from P4K showcase @ Villain (Angel Haze, Hundred Waters, Death Grips, Daughn Gibson, METZ & more)"

Braids at at Pianos on Wednesday (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Braids
BV day party

today in NYC
* Can Chase Dragons, Conveyor, Bouts, Royal Canoe @ Spike Hill (FREE)
* The Antlers, Kishi Bashi, Wild Nothing, Line & Circle @ CMJ Union (FREE w/ RSVP)
* Jhene Aiko, DIIV, Kitty Pryde, Solid Gold, Tashaki Miyaki, special guest @ Fader Fort
* Delicate Steve, Slowdance, Gold Fields, Diamond Rings (listening party) @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
* Turbo Fruits, Gap Dream, The Shrine, Total Slacker, Habibi, Bleeding Rainbow, Kera and the Lesbians @ Cake Shop (FREE)
* Kung Fu Crimewave, St. Lenox, Mal Blum, Bird to Prey, Go Love, Ben Pagano Band, Crazy & the Brains @ Sidewalk Cafe (FREE)
* French Horn Rebellion, Wakey! Wakey!, Zulu Pearls, Jillette Johnson, Shel, Anna Krantz, Gareth Dunlop @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Valleys, Beach Day, Bleeding Rainbow, Eternal Summers, Zambri, Moon King, Roommates, Chairlift (DJ Set), Surfer Blood (DJ Set), Baroness (DJ Set), X-Ray Eyeballs (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery (FREE)
* Mean Creek, Hey * Marseilles, Ribs, Sonic Cow Grunt, Do Not Forsake Me, Mellow Bravo, Bridges and Powerlines, Aunt Martha, The Day's Weight, Will Dailey, Golden Bloom, You Won't @ Bowery Electric (FREE)
* Hot Panda, The Intelligence, The Orwells, Rah Rah, San Cisco, Turbo Fruits, Twerps, Blessed Feathers, Dikta, Elephant Stone, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Tim Chaisson, The Trouble with Templeton @ Pianos (FREE)
* Braids, The Intelligence, MS MR, Toys That Kill, Metz, Doldrums, Savages, Sky Ferreira, Deap Vally, IO Echo, Murals, FIGO, Tiny Fingers, Blessed Feathers @ Public Assembly (70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY) (BrooklynVegan day party) (FREE)

Well we know you've already decided to to spend the day from noon to 6 at Public Assembly for the BrooklynVegan day party with Braids, The Intelligence, MS MR, Toys That Kill, Metz, Doldrums, Savages, Sky Ferreira, Deap Vally, IO Echo, Murals, FIGO, Tiny Fingers, and Blessed Feathers, which is totally free to the public (no badge required), and which will also have complimentary drinks from Sailor Jerry, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Mercy (set times HERE), but in case you decide to check out other stuff during the day on Friday too, your (mostly free) options are above. Another What's Going On post with tonight's shows will be posted later today.

Don't let a little rain stop you from coming out.

Follow @bvcmj and @bvpics on Twitter for more CMJ coverage.

Like the one that happened yesterday with DIIV, there's also a free invite-only Bonnaroo365 party at The Hoodie Shop with High Highs, Elle King, Daughn Gibson, and The Stepkids.

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Andrew WK at Webster Hall, April 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
AWK

We already told you that Andrew WK is hosting The Syndicate's annual pre-CMJ "Conflict of Interest" party at Rebel NYC on Monday (10/15, free with RSVP) but he'll also be making some other appearances next week, though none of them are him playing live.

He'll DJ between bands at the RockStar Motel Showcase at Santos on October 19 with performances from Enemy Planes, bloodnstuff and more TBA. Then on Saturday, October 20 he'll be one of the guest judges at New York Night Train's Soul Clap Dance-Off at Brooklyn Bowl. Other judges include Alexei Perry Cox (Handsome Furs), Daughn Gibson, Mac Demarco, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama), Ultramantis Black (Chikara Pro Wrestling), Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls). Soul Clap starts late (11:30 PM) and tickets are available.

And if you have a CMJ badge you can see Andrew WK speak on the "Turning The Spotlight: The Power Of Motivated Fans" panel which happens at the Kimmel Center (NYU, Room 905/907) on October 18 at 12:30 PM.

Did you go see Andrew WK play "1,000,000 volts of party music" through David Blaine's body?

Speaking of New York Night Train, Jonathan Toubin has some other NYC appearances coming up. He'll DJ with Kid Congo Powers at Home Sweet Home on October 19 for the "Shakin' All Over" party. Then on Saturday, October 27 he'll host "Haunted Hop" costume party at Brooklyn Bowl which in addition to playing cool spooky 45s will feature horror-themed Burt Bacharach cover band Dionne Werewolf (!) and more. Tickets are on sale now. All upcoming Jonathan Toubin appearances are listed below, along with party flyers.

Continue reading "Andrew WK DJing during CMJ, one of many guest judges at Soul Clap ++ Jonathan Toubin throwing "Haunted Hop""

Death Grips at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Death Grips

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...

Continue reading "Pitchfork announces full CMJ showcase lineup; RSVP opening for Death Grips/Flying Lotus show at LPR"

DOWNLOAD: Poor Moon - Birds (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Poor Moon - Holiday (MP3)

Pissed Jeans at House of Vans, November 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans will headline a stacked Sub Pop CMJ showcase joined by appearances from King Tuff, METZ, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson and Debo Band at Knitting Factory on October 18. Tickets are on sale or you can get in with your CMJ badge. The show is an uncharacteristic third NYC show for Pissed Jeans this year, whose last appearance was with Ceremony at LPR earlier this year (pics/video) and just a few weeks before that, at MHoW.

King Tuff, who recently played FYF in Los Angeles, will be in the NYC area for a few days with The Intelligence (who is at Maxwells on 10/17 -tickets).

Speaking of shows over Labor Day weekend, METZ recently played a pair of NYC shows in that stretch. The band is prepping to release their new LP on Sub Pop.

Meanwhile, newish Sub Pop signees Poor Moon released their debut album at the end of August (download a couple MP3s above) and will be touring most of August opening for Beach House. (No NYC show.) Their tour dates are below, along with videos from some of the rest of the Sub Pop showcase line-up.

Continue reading "Sub Pop announces CMJ showcase with Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Metz, Daughn Gibson, Poor Moon & more (dates) "

Daughn Gibson at Union Hall in May (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Daughn Gibson

Daughn Gibson surfaced earlier this year with his impressive debut album, All Hell, which mixed Johnny Cash-informed sad country with the singer/songwriter/beatmaker stylings of James Blake, Matthew Dear, and Nicolas Jaar. That album came out in April on Matt of Pissed Jeans' White Denim label. Now, he's just announced that he'll join Pissed Jeans (and you know, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, and a bunch of others) on the label that they call home, Sub Pop.

In honor of his signing, Daughn sampled two of his new labelmates, Shabazz Palaces (who just played NYC with My Morning Jacket) and Tiny Vipers on a new track called "Reach Into The Fire," which you can stream below.

Daughn Gibson is currently on tour with Yeasayer. He won't play at their Central Park Summerstage show (9/12), but Daughn has just added some of his own dates for the fall including CMJ, though no specific CMJ shows have been announced yet. All Daughn Gibson dates are listed below.

Speaking of recent signings to Sub Pop, METZ are kicking off their previously mentioned tour which hits NYC on August 31 at Pianos and September 1 at Death by Audio, and will also be back in NYC for CMJ. Sub Pop band Jaill will also be in NYC soon as part of a tour with Fergus & Geronimo, and as just mentioned, the Sub Pop-signed King Tuff revealed plans for a big tour too, that like Daughn and METZ, will have him in NYC for CMJ.

A list of all Daughn Gibson dates and that song stream are below.

Continue reading "Daughn Gibson signed to Sub Pop, touring, playing CMJ (dates & new song sampling Shabazz Palaces & Tiny Vipers)"

CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"

DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)

Yeasayer at Jones Beach 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer

Yeasayer's new album, Fragrant World, is in about three weeks (August 21) and, as mentioned before, the band will be playing Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with openers Daughn Gibson Tanlines and Daedelus. Before that, the band will play a Brooklyn show, which they've just added to their summer tour: August 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus opening. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.

If you haven't yet, you can download Fragrant World track "Henrietta" above and watch the "official vignette" for "Longevity" below. Updated tour dates are below as well.

Continue reading "Yeasayer add Brooklyn show to summer tour (updated dates)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

MFNW 2012

The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.

In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.

Continue reading "MusicFestNW 2012 lineup expands (The Hives, Flying Lotus, Quasi, DIIV, Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Beirut, Swans & many more)"

by Bill Pearis

Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers

So as you may have heard, I think we posted about it once, the Northside Festival kicks off today, Thursday (6/14), all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint which means slightly more music and definitely more Heineken in the neighborhood than normal. You can still buy festival badges that will get you into get you into all shows, theoretically, but depends on the venue and capacity. Many shows have advance tickets, like tonight's GZA's shows (early and late, both sold out) at MHoW or the Cold Cave at Europa (almost sold out I hear) to name two, or you can try your luck buying at the door.  Basically, if you are relying on buying at the door or using your badge, get there early. Small places like Cameo reach badge capacity early.

Tonight there's the BBG/BV Presents showcase at St. Vitus with Dragged into Sunlight, The Year is One, and Make. Also tonight, though not part of Northside, is the BBG presented show at Acheron with Secretarian Violence, The Love Below, Poison Planet, and Pharaoh which means BBG will be one tired dude tomorrow (and Evillive will be late posting).

I also recommend the Kanine Records show tonight at Knit, as Virginia's Eternal Summers have made one of my favorite albums of 2012 so far, Correct Behavior, which isn't out till next month but I know for a fact will be sold at the merch table tonight. (Check out their new video for "Wonder" below.) They're great live too. Also on the bill: Class Actress, Bleeding Rainbow (now a rocking quartet), Zambri, the controversially-named (but pretty good) Beach Day, and Air Waves. Something else to consider that I just discovered: Knitting Factory's has a no-fee ATM.

Also tonight: the Chaos in Tejas/FFF showcase at Warsaw with Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache, and Magrudergrind. I caught Australia's Royal Headache's super-packed, sweaty show at Cake Shop last night and all I can say is wow. They are the real deal and singer Shogun belted it out, hit every note and is, I'm pretty sure, the best singing I've ever heard at Cake Shop and probably ever will? I mean usually the vocals are so low there but his were booming out. If you have a badge and a free spot in your night, try to make it there -- Royal Headache are on at 9PM.

There's also the Other Music Recording Co. showcase at Union Pool who just revealed that the "???" headliner tonight is Widowspeak who will play alongside OMRC artists as Ex Cops and Nude Beach both of which are favorites here at the BVHQ plus The Everymen who I've been meaning to check out. (This might be my first stop of the night.) Flyer for the show is below.

I also want to see Daughn Gibson at Cameo (again go early if you want in to this one); Kool Keith at Brooklyn Bowl would be, uh, cool... there's a lot to do tonight and you can see the full Northside Schedule here.

Other Music and Kanine Records flyers and Eternal Summers video are below.

Continue reading "The 2012 Northside Festival has begun: Eternal Summers, Nude Beach, Royal Headache, Widowspeak & more Thursday picks"

Daughn Gibson at Union Hall in May (more by BBG)
Daughn Gibson

"Country-dubstep" singer Daughn Gibson, who was in NYC for two shows last month, is set to kick off another short run of dates this month. He'll be playing a couple NXNE shows and a few Northeast US shows including one in NYC during Northside Festival on Thursday (6/14) at Cameo Gallery with Bell, Heaven's Jail, and Motion Studies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

If you've yet to hear Daughn's great debut LP, All Hell, you can stream it in full below along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Daughn Gibson playing shows this month (dates)"

by BBG

Daughn Gibson

Soulful country-inflected crooner Daughn Gibson played Union Hall on Friday (5/11), one of two dates in NYC for the Pearls & Brass drummer in celebration of his new LP All Hell. The Union Hall show saw Daughn Gibson play support to NYC band Lightouts along with a solo set from Todd Goldstein of ARMS (who played some solo/acoustic material from his band). Pictures of Daughn Gibson and Todd Goldstein are in this post.

Daugh Gibson's set featured sampled beats and live guitar, with the Carlisle, Pennsylvania vocalist doing his Johnny-Cash style vocals over top of it all. His live vocals were impeccable, and Gibson's coordinated dance moves and likable stage persona had one set of ladies in the front row going crazy.

Daughn Gibson went on to join True Widow at Union Pool on Saturday (5/12) as part of the latter's campaign of the East Coast.

More pictures from Union Hall are below...

Continue reading "Daughn Gibson played NYC twice this weekend, including Union Hall with Lightouts & Todd Goldstein of ARMS (pics)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Daughn Gibson - "In the Beginning" (MP3)

Daughn Gibson

Pennsylvania crooner Daughn Gibson isn't exactly a household name, but maybe he should be. The former drummer for Pearls & Brass constructs country-inflected tunes that give a nod to goth, blue-eyed soul, Scott Walker's haunting vocals, electronic and even screw-music over the course of his debut LP "All Hell", which was just released. It's a fascinating trip, and one that you can take now via White Denim (run by Matt Korvette of Pissed Jeans). Download "In The Beginning" from the record above and stream "Lookin Back on '99" below.

Gibson has a handful of shows scheduled in May including one in Philly, a bunch in Texas (Chaos in Tejas included), and two in NYC. Make sure and get to Union Pool early on May 12th to catch him open for True Window (tickets on sale at noon), or catch him one night earlier with Lightouts at Union Hall on May 11th (tickets)

All dates and that song below...

Continue reading "check out Daughn Gibson -- debut album out now, shows scheduled (MP3 & dates)"

by BBG

True Widow

Texas shoegaze trio True Widow, who we've written about HERE and HERE, will hit the road later this month for a string of dates that bring them to Brooklyn for a show at Union Pool on May 12th with Daughn Gibson. Tickets for the show go on sale at noon (4/13). All dates and a video below...

Continue reading "True Widow touring in May, playing Union Pool (dates)"