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Palma Violets @ Glasslands - 1/23/13
Palma

We already posted BV contributor David Andrako's favorite live photos (that he took) of 2013, and now here's another from longtime BV contributor Dominick Mastrangelo. The one of Palma Violets above is one of his "13 for 13" pics picks, and you can check out the rest, along with a list of his favorite songs of the year, below...

Continue reading "Dominick Mastrangelo's Favorite Live Music Photos (that he took) of 2013"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Daughter @ Terminal 5 - 10/5/13
Daughter, Bear's Den @ Terminal 5 - 10/5/2013

The great thing about a band like Daughter? Any type of gimmicks are unnecessary. Elena, seemingly a shy-natured person, didn't have to do a whole lot at the mic; her flawless (flawless!) vocals and words spoke ethereal volumes. At any given time, the crowd was in complete awe of her, and nearly all of the audience packed into Terminal 5 seemed to hold their breath in the smokey silence between song changes, just hanging on the next guitar strum. There were points through out the show where pacing seemed a little off; a few of the songs felt more sped up than usual and Elena fumbled with her ear piece quite a bit, so it's possible that there were some technical troubles, but every now and then one couldn't help but notice a flutter of nerves underlying her vocals. Towards the end of the show, an explanation was offered in an almost whisper, incredulous: "This is the biggest show we've ever played!" The crowd went nuts, many raising their arms over their heads, forming their hands into the shape of a heart. For the encore, Daughter came out played one song: their crowd-pleasing, husky cover of "Get Lucky," sending everyone home a little after 11 o' clock feeling a little more whole, a little more sad, and a little more sexy. [Ftwelve]
UK indie folkies Daughter brought their North American tour to NYC this past Saturday (10/5) for a show at Terminal 5, their largest headlining NYC gig yet. They played a bunch of their debut album, If You Leave, and encored with a cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Pictures, including openers Bear's Den, the setlist, and videos from the show are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "Daughter played Terminal 5 (pics, videos, setlist)"

photos by Daniel Topete

Dawes, Dave Hill, Christen Thomas, some dude & King Tuff
BrooklynVegan SoundWave Tent - Outside Lands 2013
BrooklynVegan SoundWave Tent - Outside Lands 2013
BrooklynVegan SoundWave Tent - Outside Lands 2013

Like at Lollapalooza and Firefly, and like we'll be doing again at Bumbershoot, BrooklynVegan was set up each day of Outside Lands in the Soundwave tent where our hosts Christen Thomas and Dave Hill DJ'd, told jokes and interviewed and hosted bands that were playing the fest. Stay tuned for the audio. Meanwhile. pictures from all three days of the tent at the San Francisco fest, though mostly all from Sunday when we had a packed schedule, are in this post.

Taylor from Dawes played three songs, two with his brother singing, before chatting with us. Foals and King Tuff were also great to talk to. MS MR were not only huge crowd pleasers, our host Christen Thomas was pleased to realize during the performance that Lizzy was her intern at Vice many years ago. Camper Van Beethoven performed three songs for us too... total pros.

Pictures from the rest of OSL HERE. More from the Soundwave tent below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands Soundwave pics (Camper Van Beethoven, MS MR, King Tuff, Foals & more)"

Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

Lollapalooza and Osheaga are behind us, but the summer festivals keep rolling on with San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend (8/9-8/11). The festival is sold out, but if you've already got tickets and are going, you might like to know how to get there, and once you're there, the festival map will help you find your way around inside.

Meanwhile, if you're not going to Outside Lands, but still want to watch the fun go down, you can stream it live on Purevolume. Artists whose sets will stream live include Jessie Ware, The National, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, and more on Friday; Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baauer, Gary Clark Jr and more on Saturday; and Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Foals, Rudimental, Camper Van Beethoven and more on Sunday.

D'Angelo has officially dropped off the festival, after recently cancelling other shows due to illness. He was replaced by Chic. You know, the band that guy who worked with Daft Punk is in.

The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands this weekend, streaming online (schedule)"

Daughter at Mercury Lounge, CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Daughter

UK group Daughter have clearly gotten a lot more popular. The band, who were here just a month ago for two shows at Bowery Ballroom, will return this fall for a North American headlining tour whose stop in NYC will be at Terminal 5 on October 5. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (6/5) at noon with the general on-sale happening Friday (6/7) at noon.

All tour dates, including a few opening for The National, are listed below.

Continue reading "Daughter announce fall North American tour, including Terminal 5 and dates with The National"

Captain Murphy's Steven Ellison in FlyLo formation, 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Captain Murphy

Daughter @ CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Daughter

today in NYC
* Paris Combo @ Joe's Pub
* Lukas Graham @ S.O.B.'s
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* The English Beat @ City Winery
* Yngwie Malmsteen @ Irving Plaza
* Marika Hughes & Friends @ Barbes
* Daughter, Wilsen @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ward White, Josh Joplin @ Mercury Lounge
* Daniel Bachmann, Don Bikoff @ Union Pool
* Josh Rouse, Eleni Mandell @ The Bell House
* Arvid Noe, Ovlov, Flagland @ Death By Audio
* Slum Village, Mick Boogie @ Santos Party House
* Tigga Calore, Kool A.D., Kassa Overall @ Glasslands
* Atlas Genius, Wild Club @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Wet Petals, My America, Weird Womb @ Saint Vitus Bar
* The Teen Age, Mainland, Supercute! @ Mercury Lounge
* John Hodgman and David Rees (DJ Set) @ Union Hall
* Brazos, ARMS, The Relatives, Cooper Formant @ Cameo Gallery
* Ava Luna, Modern Rivals, The Ugly Club, Vensaire @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Rudy Stoned Band, No Kill, Deaf Echo, Octo Puce @ Muchmore's
* Cyro Baptista & Banquet Of The Spirits, Jorge Continentino @ The Stone
* The Fleeting Ends, Alicia Witt, Bill Popp & The Tapes @ The Living Room
* Les Sans Culottes, Bradley Dean & The Terminals, Los Jamones @ Cake Shop
* The Guggenheim Grotto, Christina Courtin, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Oberhofer , LODRO, Cowboy Indian Bear, Paint, Dirty River, Night Vision @ Pianos
* Stereo Crowd, Hermajesty, Of The Opera, Jean Fight, Jeremy Current @ Bowery Electric
* Erykah Badu (playing as DJ Low Down Loretta Brown), The Underachievers, Captain Murphy, Teebs, Azizi Gibson, PBDY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Flying Lotus makes his NYC debut as Captain Murphy tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of the month-long Red Bull Music Academy residency here in the city. The MHOW show also has Erykah Badu DJing as Low Down Loretta Brown, plus performances from The Underachievers, Teebs, Azizi Gibson, and PBDY. Sold out.

Tonight is also the last night of Oberhofer's Pianos residency, and the show aslo has LODRO and Cowboy Indian Bear on the bill. Tickets are still available.

Daughter play their first of two sold out NYC shows tonight. Did you hear their cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"? If not, you can stream it below.

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Empire of the Sun have released the video for their new single, "Alive," from their forthcoming album Ice on the Dune. Like most of their videos it's slightly over the top. You can watch it below.

Kelis, who has always been one of the more adventurous artists in popular R&B, is set to release her next album, FOOD, this September. The album was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and it will come out on his Federal Prism label. The first single, "Jerk Ribs" (which surfaced a few days ago, but was mislabeled as "Call on Me") sees Kelis soaring over a clattering beat and some anthemic horns, and it's one of her strongest singles in years. You can stream/download it below. - Andrew

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Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.

This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Fest 2013 line-up: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ++ more)"

Daughter at Mercury Lounge, CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Daughter

As mentioned. UK group Daughter will be touring North America this spring in support of their new album, If You Leave, which is out April 30. Daughter's tour was to have kicked off on May 1 at Bowery Ballroom, but as that show sold out, they've added a new date happening the day before (4/30) at the same venue. Tickets for the newly added show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (2/6) at noon with the general on-sale happening Friday (2/8) at noon. The band have added a second show in L.A. too and updated tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Daughter have shared the video for their moody new single, "Still," and you can watch that below.

Continue reading "Daughter made a new video, expand tour, including second NYC show (updated dates)"

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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Daughter

UK trio Daughter are set to release their debut album, titled If You Leave, which is out April 30 on Glassnote Music in North America and 4AD in the UK. The album was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and Jolyon Vaughan Thomas (Maps). You can check out the cover art and tracklisting below.

Last here in October, Daughter are coming back this spring for a North American tour that includes an NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom on May 1. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Daughter's Glassnote labelmate Robert Delong is playing Highline Ballroom on Wednesday (1/16) as part of an MTV "Artists to Watch" show that also features Jessie Ware, Zedd, and Twenty-One Pilots. The show is sold-out.

Daughter's album tracklist, cover art, and a list of all dates are below...

Continue reading "Daughter announce debut LP, touring (dates)"

photos by Gretchen Robinette

The Walkmen @ T5, 10/18/2012
The Walkmen

Forefathers of NYC's current indie rock scene, The Walkmen headlined Terminal 5 last Thursday (10/18) which was the penultimate date on their fall tour supporting their seventh album, Heaven. The show ended up being opened up to CMJ badges, which made it probably the biggest show of the festival. In addition to their rousing set, the T5 show also featured Dum Dum Girls (who played Glasslands the night before) and the spooky, beautiful sounds of Daughter, who also played other CMJ shows. Pictures from Terminal 5 (and The Walkmen's setlist) are in this post.

In other Walkmen news, Hamilton Leithauser (who we spotted in the crowd for Father John Misty's MHOW show this week) recently spoke to FUSE about Heaven, Frank Sinatra and other subjects, and you can watch a video of that below. Also below, Sandy, Jules and Malia of Dum Dum Girls visit Japanese monster chat show Gorburger and things get strange.

Continue reading "The Walkmen played T5 with Dum Dum Girls and Daughter (pics, setlist); Hamilton talks to Fuse; DDGs talk to 'Gorburger'"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Savages absolutely killing it at Mercury Lounge #CMJ2012" - Will Barton

"@Savagesband Ruling Mercury" - Daron Watson

"Being blown away at Mercury Lounge by Savages." - Cheryl Waters

Savages

If there's any band who universally lived up to their hype at this year's CMJ, it had to be London's Savages. Everyone at BV loved them, we caught their sets at the Stereogum showcase and at our own day party. We also went over to Mercury Lounge after our Friday party (10/19) to catch them again, where they were headlining a sold out show with Choir of Young Believers, Daughter, San Cisco, and Emma Louise (who recently signed to Frenchkiss). J. Thoven was on that bill too but we missed their set. Pictures from the rest are in this post.

Meanwhile, Choir of Young Believers (who were also great at our Saturday day party) and Daughter are on a tour that hits Chicago tonight. Daughter also played the Glassnote CMJ showcase while they were in NYC.

Videos of Savages tearing it up during "Flying to Berlin" and "Husbands" at Mercury Lounge, and more pics from the show are below.

Continue reading "Savages played Mercury Lounge w/ Choir of Young Believers, Daughter, San Cisco & Emma Louise (pics, videos)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Daughter at The Slipper Room, 10/17/2012
Daughter

Glassnote Records, home to Mumford & Sons and Phoenix among others, showcased some of their newest signees at a CMJ showcase on 10/17 at snazzy, newly-renovated Lower East Side club The Slipper Room. Daughter, who've been through NYC before and will release their debut album in early 2013, were headliners but the buzz came from Dublin, Ireland's Little Green Cars who seem to be very much in the Mumford way of radio-friendly folk (but who also aren't afraid to cover "It's a Long Way to Tipperary."

Sandwiched in between those two was Seattle's Robert DeLong who makes cheery electronic pop and who is currently on tour with The Faint. All tour dates for him and Daughter are below along with more pics from the Glassnote CMJ showcase.

Continue reading "Daughter, Robert DeLong and Little Green Cars played the Glassnote Records CMJ Showcase at The Slipper Room (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

Death Grips @ LPR, 10/17/2012 (via @brooklynvegan)
Death Grips

On Wednesday (10/17), CMJ was well under way and day parties were widespread across the Lower East Side yesterday (and to a lesser extent, Williamsburg). Andrew was out and about, like at the Terrorbird party at Cake Shop:

Prince Rama (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
prince rama

Says Andrew: "It was pretty easy to go in and out so it probably never hit capacity, but Cake Shop was still packed all afternoon for the Terrorbird party. I got there around 4 and caught great sets by Pictureplane, Prince Rama, Mykki Blanco, and Jerome LOL. How were the earlier ones that I missed?"

Meanwhile, BV photographer Amanda Hatfield roamed around the city, hitting the KEXP day show at Union Square Ballroom where she saw Daughter, High Highs, Cody ChesnuTT and Interpol frontman Paul Banks who was sharp-dressed as usual:

Paul Banks at CMJ Union, 10/17/2012 (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
paul banks

Stay tuned for better pictures from that. She later crossed paths with Andrew at Cake Shop, but also spent time at the Tell All Your Friends Party at Pianos where she caught Braids, and then they both headed over to Le Poisson Rouge for Ali Shaheed, Buke & Gase, Death Grips, and Flying Lotus which was by all accounts a bananas show.

Indians at Brooklyn Bowl, 10/17/2012 (via @brooklynvegan)
paul banks

My CMJ Wednesday started a little later than planned a quick plop-down in the couch turned into an hour disconap, but I made it down to Brooklyn Bowl for Hype Machine's party to see Danish artist Indians. Andrew wrote a nice little recap of his Tuesday set at Living Room which I agree with but will say a bowling alley is maybe not the right place to see a one-man electronic act that is mostly downtemo, somber music. That said, he's got a great voice and would love to see him again not in a 7-10 split situation.

The big news from his set was that Indians pressed 500 copies of his 4AD debut on vinyl in plain brown sleeves to sell just at CMJ. The album won't actually be out till January, so this is a real treat. I wanted one, but wasn't going home anytime soon, so maybe I'll pick one up at one of his other shows this week.

I left the Hype Machine party before The Neighborhood went on, but the band did give me a glow-in-the-dark sticker while I was looking at the Indians vinyl at the merch table. Thanks, guys! I hoofed it up Wythe to South 2nd and poked my head in to Death by Audio to see what time METZ were going on (late) and then rounded the corner onto Kent to hit Glasslands for the Stereogum party where the line stretched long outside. I was lucky I managed to get in, but others weren't. The NY Times was there in the weeds, talking to folk in line, "many of them in fashionable clothes and carrying iPods."

When I got inside, I found things running late and heard the "Thank you, goodnight!" from Io Echo (who play our day party on Friday [10/17). Port St. Willow, who also played the NYC Taper show at Cake Shop today, were up next and sounded nice, but were maybe a little to mellow to follow a dance-y act.

Savages @ Glasslands 10/17/2012 (via @soundbitesnyc)
Savages

After their set I worked my way up front to catch Savages, the real reason I was there. As I wrote earlier, they kinda knocked me out. (Their rhythm section is insane.) Mind you, I am a sucker for this kind of sound (gothy post punk a la 1981) but Savages are the real deal. They play our day party Friday (10/19, 2:30) which you should totally try to make. Skip class, call in sick...whatever you have to do. It's a great line-up (The Intelligence! METZ!) and totally free.

Pitchfork loved Savages too.

Guards at Glasslands 10/17/2012 (via @brooklynvegan)
Guards

Guards (ex-Cults member Richie Follin's band) we up next and played a fine set of rousing, sing-a-long rock. Follin remarked it was nice to be back at Glasslands where they played their first-ever show.

Dum Dum Girls @ Glasslands, 10/17/2012 (via @soundbitesnyc)
DDG

Dum Dum Girls took the stage about 12:30 and seemed in good spirits, delivering the kind of all-killer-no-filler showcase set that makes festival attendance a plus sometimes. They even did their cover of Pale Saints "Sight of You" again (just like at Europa). New bassist (and talented photographer/filmmaker) Malia James is a great addition to the band, adding a little sass to DDG's otherwise cool demeanor. (She also looks more than a little like Jessica Paré [aka Megan Draper].)

And that was it for me for that night, but BBG was just getting started with a late night WIERD show at Home Sweet Home that featured Cult of Youth and Slug Guts. But elsewhere in the world...

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Hundred Waters, who you can see tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and who play the free BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly Saturday, started their CMJ run at Mercury Lounge last night with Pitchfork on hand.

Pitchfork also stayed for Doldrums who you'll find at our Friday day party at Public Assembly.

We also got a peak at the renovated Slipper Room last night. BV's Dominick Mastrangelo stopped by for the Glassnote showcase set by Daughter (who open for the Walkmen and Dum Dum Girls at Terminal 5 tonight). "Very cool space. Look forward to catching more shows here", he tweeted. Stay tuned for more on that.

Local Natives headlined a one-off show at Bowery Ballroom.

The few who stuck it out till the end at the 285 Kent hip hop show last night are probably tired, as we know Sasha Go Hard went on some time after 3am... she came straight from the airport too, and then went right back to the airport and back to Chicago right after the show!

Hopefully by now you're up at Rebel checking out a full lineup of Texas bands tonight, or maybe doing something else, and we hope to see you at our first day party Friday at Public Assembly!

Speaking of our day party Friday, you can see Sky Ferreira there. Last night she played Union Hall., Check out a video below...

Continue reading "CMJ Wednesday recap: (Paul Banks, Dum Dum Girls, Indians, Guards, Savages, Prince Rama + more)"

Action Bronson at MHOW in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Action Bronson
Paul Banks at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Paul Banks

Complex is throwing a big, free, multi-genre, non-CMJ party during CMJ at Brooklyn's House of Vans on October 18. The show's got two stages -- a rap and a rock stage -- with the rap stage being headlined by Action Bronson and the rock stage by Interpol frontman Paul Banks. The rest of the lineup includes The Alchemist, Ratking, Ka, Spaceghostpurrp, Savages, Savoir Adore, and a surprise special guest. RSVP is required for the free show and you must be 21+. The flier is below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Action Bronson in NYC even sooner when he plays a free show at Public Assembly on October 10, and he'll also be back for a show at Highline Ballroom on October 30 with Cypress Hill.

Paul Banks, whose tour brings him to NYC for a headlining show on November 13 at Webster Hall, will also play one of the just mentioned KEXP shows in Union Square during CMJ.

We also just mentioned that Hot Charity signees Ratking have CMJ shows scheduled including free shows at Glasslands and Mercury Lounge on October 19 and a not-free show at Glasslands on October 20.

Savages have a number of CMJ shows scheduled too. They're playing Mercury Lounge on October 19 with Choir of Young Believers, Daughter, San Cisco, Emma Louise, and J. Thoven. Advance tickets for that show are sold out but you can still try to get in with your CMJ badge. They also play the Stereogum showcase with Dum Dum Girls, Guards, Port. St Willow, IO ECHO, and Icona Pop (DJ) (tickets), and it was just announced that they'll play the free Bowery Presents day party on October 20 at Pianos with The Orwells, Foxygen, Born Ruffians, Little Green Cars, Ava Luna, J. Thoven, San Cisco, Sky Ferreira, Opossom, Murals, Zulu Pearls, and Blessed Feathers.

The flier for the Complex show and an updated list of Action Bronson and Paul Banks dates are below.

Continue reading "Action Bronson, Paul Banks, Spaceghostpurrp, Savages, Alchemist & more playing House of Vans party during CMJ"

CMJ

KEXP is always good for some intimate & live-broadcasted CMJ performances, and this year is no different, except for the venue:

CMJ Union | 27 Union Square West | New York, NY

CMJ presents its own venue and social hub as part of CMJ Music Marathon 2012. CMJ Union is a bustling meeting point designed to bring together the festival's many different strands, providing space for badgeholders to mingle with press, panelists and artists. It's a place where ideas and information can be exchanged through exclusive mixers and parties, where guests can experience artist performances broadcast live by KEXP, and where tips on where to go and who to see ping back and forth across the room.

KEXP LIVE BROADCAST

As part of the festivities at CMJ Union, CMJ and Seattle radio station KEXP have teamed up for an exclusive broadcast event. KEXP returns to the festival to host a live transmission. KEXP DJ's John Richards and Cheryl Waters will spin in between sets.

All KEXP events are free and open to the public. Only non-CMJ badgeholders are required to RSVP, though RSVP does not guarantee entry. All entry will be on a first come, first serve basis. 18+ only. Check out the schedule below...

Continue reading "KEXP hosting performances @ CMJ Union -- The Walkmen, Antlers, Paul Banks, Wild Nothing, DIIV & more"

The Walkmen at Osheaga 2012 (more by Domnick Mastrangelo)
The Walkmen

The Walkmen have new tracks on the way in the "Dance With Your Partner" / "Vermeer '65" 7", a limited release available on November 6 and is up for preorder now. The material, culled from the Heaven sessions, were produced, engineered and mixed with Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Les Savy Fav, etc). Stream all of that release below.

For the value-conscious, 100 copies of said 7" will be available for free to early entrants at Terminal 5 on October 18. Tickets are still available. If you need more reason to show up early, Dum Dum Girls and Daughter open at that T5 show, the former of which recently played Europa and Other Music.

Stream that 7" below alongside a list of all tour dates.

Continue reading "The Walkmen releasing a new 7", giving it away to first 100 people through the door at Terminal 5 show (listen now)"

Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Merchandise

You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything EveythingMr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.

One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).

A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.

Continue reading "CMJ announces second round of artists; Merchandise is here, catch them three times this week (tonight at WIERD)"

by Bill Pearis

Daughter at Glasslands, March 2012 (more by Dominic Mastrangelo)
Daughter

Haunting, elegiac UK trio Daughter will release a new single, "Smother," on October 1 via Glassnote Music. You can stream the track below and look for Daughter's full-length debut in early 2013. Shortly after the single's release, the band will be coming across the Atlantic for a short North American tour including some TBA shows in NYC during CMJ (October 16 - 20).

Daughter were in the States back in March playing shows surrounding SXSW 2012, including one of our many day parties. All Daughter tour dates are listed below, along with that new song stream.

Continue reading "Daughter readies new single, touring (dates & streams)"

most photos by Amanda Hatfield, some shots by Zach Timm

Polica @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

In addition to hosting almost 100 bands on three stages for four days straight, BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, was a place where you could sip some complimentary HobNob Wines from noon-7pm each day. On Friday (3/16/2012), the third day of Hotel Vegan, we teamed with HobNob and The Original Moonshine for a big party that included the following, amazing FREE lineup:

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 Cold Showers
1:00 Polica
2:00 Youth Lagoon
3:00 Eight and a Half (members of Broken Social Scene & the Stills)
3:45 Django Django
4:30 Tennis
5:15 Light Asylum
6:00 The Black Angels

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Lucius
12:45 The Big Sleep
1:30 The Twilight Sad
2:15 Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces)
3:00 Widowspeak
3:45 TRUST
4:30 The Evaporators (Nardwuar's band)
5:15 DIVE

Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:15 Jennifer Castle
1:00 Daughter
1:45 Exitmusic
2:30 Doldrums
3:15 Zeus
4:00 Au Palais
5:00 Craft Spells

It was a very good day. Bill wrote about some of the bands who played on Friday including Nardwuar's band The Evaporators who definitely put on one of the day & week's most memorable performance for those who caught it. As Bill wrote, "At one point, one group of people were holding him up while another group were holding his organ (hello!) while he played it... and then he soon climbed on top of it. There were costume changes, group singalongs, question and answer sessions and a lot of really fun garage punk. One of my Top 5 sets of SXSW 2012."

The Evaporators getting started @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

If you got your picture taken in our Smilebooth, make sure to look for yourself in the photos posted to our Facebook.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

The Black Angels closed the day off right with a set of their 60s-influenced, psych rock n roll to an oferflowing house on the outdoor stage that saw a full crowd throughout the day thanks to names like Polica, Youth Lagoon and Tennis.

So many bands, so little time, so experience it with the pictures that continue below (and stay tuned for more on BV Austin)...

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 3 pics (BV, HobNob Wines & Moonshine presents) - Black Angels, Tennis, Youth Lagoon & MANY more"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo; words by Bill Pearis

Daughter @ Glasslands
Daughter

UK trio Daughter had their first U.S. shows this past weekend playing Mercury Lounge on Friday (3/9) and Glasslands on Saturday (3/10). I made it to the latter which happened prior to the BV-presented Django Django show.

In essence, Daughter is a showcase for the talents of singer/songwriter Elena Tonra who spoke with nervous laughter and a wry sense of humor which offset the sometimes dour natures of her lyrics. "This song is about death," was how she intro'd "Landfill," the lead track off Daughter's His Young Heart which just came out on bigshot indie label Glassnote (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix). Tonra's breathy delivery fits well with her delicate fingerpicking skills and minor chord melodies, but it was her band that elevated it above the overcrowded folk millieu. Guitarist Igor Haefeli had a bank of pedals at his feet, favoring spooky atmospherics over traditional lead parts, and even used a bow at one point to great effect. Drummer Remi Aguilella kept it simple, though on a couple songs played bass at the same time. "Love," which closes the His Young Heart EP, was especially impressive with an extended outro which you could imagine getting a killer trance/house remix. Somebody do that please.

Daughter's in Austin now for SXSW fun, including our Hotel Vegan day party on Friday (1PM) that also sports Widowspeak, Django Django, Nardwuar's band The Evaporators, TRUST, The Black Angels, Youth Lagoon and lots more. If you're in Austin, do try and catch them even if its not at our thing.

Back to the Glasslands show, I missed Icelandic opener Lay Low, though I had seen them at M for Montreal in 2010. Dominick did, however, and got some nice pictures which you can see below, along with more photos of Daughter. There's also video of Daughter's entire Mercury Lounge show (shot by iwaseasymeat) down there as well. Check it out....

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As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).

Friday's party is presented with HobNob Wines, our official wine partner of all four days of Hotel Vegan, and The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner on Friday and Saturday.

We announced Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in full.
Here is Friday at Hotel Vegan (March 16, 2012):

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 Cold Showers
1:00 Polica
2:00 Youth Lagoon
3:00 Eight and a Half (members of Broken Social Scene & the Stills)
3:45 Django Django
4:30 Tennis
5:15 Light Asylum
6:00 The Black Angels

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Lucius
12:45 The Big Sleep
1:30 The Twilight Sad
2:15 Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces)
3:00 Widowspeak
3:45 TRUST
4:30 The Evaporators (Nardwuar's band)
5:15 DIVE

Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:15 Jennifer Castle
1:00 Daughter
1:45 Exitmusic
2:30 Doldrums
3:15 Zeus
4:00 Au Palais
5:00 Craft Spells

In addition to the completely FREE lineup of 23 bands, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines and The Original Moonshine.

We will also have free vegan treats courtesy of NadaMoo! and free Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.

Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners.

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The Black Angels (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Black Angels
Black Angels

HobNob Wines offers free music content at its HobNob Inner Circle on Facebook. Join HobNob's Inner Circle to access exclusive downloads, editorial and info on upcoming events. Previously featured artists include Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Saint Bernadette, The Antlers, Company of Thieves, Xylos, as well as The Black Angels and Polica who are both playing this party.

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Friday is just one of four full days at Hotel Vegan. Wednesday lineup HERE. Thursday lineup HERE. Saturday lineup HERE.

We also have THREE official BrooklynVegan showcases - Tuesday (which Alex Maas of the Black Angels is playing a song at), Wednesday, and Friday - and a Saturday metal day party at Lovejoys, AND a bridge show.

by Bill Pearis

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Django Django
Django Django

There is so much going on between now and Tuesday (2/13), I'm breaking This Week in Indie into two parts. Today you get Thursday, Friday and some of Saturday, then tomorrow will be Pt 2 with more Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. For those of you who aren't going to Austin next week (and I know most people aren't even if it seems otherwise sometimes reading the internet) you get a chance to sample some of the international action with bands from all over the world in town before (and after) the fest. I should warn you there are a lot of bands who spell their names with all-caps in the post. I am not shouting at you.

First thing, we're giving away a pair of tickets to Django Django's sold-out U.S. debut at Glasslands Saturday night which BrooklynVegan is presenting with Popgun Booking. For your chance to win, just send an email with your name and the subject DJANGO DJANGO to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM and we'll pick a winner at random tomorrow. Remember, it's a late show (doors at 11:30PM) and you must be 21+.

I'm pretty psyched for this show. Their debut album is out now digitally (and on Spotify) in the U.S. and is one of my favorites of 2012: danceable, melodic, trippy and organic, owing more than a little to fellow Scots The Beta Band. (Go figure: main Django Dave Maclean's older brother John was in the Betas and The Aliens.) Says The Guardian:

Those worried that British guitar music has lost its ability to refresh old forms should pay heed to Django Django, whose debut album posits an updated psychedelia that beguiles and delights. Their foundations are a rickety, minimal take on the music of the immediate pre-psychedelic era - Hail Bop employs heavily tremeloed surf guitar; Default takes Bo Diddley's shave-and-a-haircut-two-bits beat and bolts on a jerky R&B guitar line - over which are laid skittering electronics and bleached, vibratoless harmonies, as if Django Django's four members were supplicants worshipping the desert sunrise. Yet it's also an exercise in clever restraint: drummer and band mastermind David Maclean often eschews everything bar his kick drum, floor tom, cymbals and tambourines, creating an amniotic throb.
Also playing the Glasslands show will be D. Gookin, a last-minute sub for Kwes who had some visa issues. (I'll be DJing between bands.) If you can't make it Saturday night, Django Django play again on Monday at Santos (we're also presenting this show too with Neon Gold and Popgun) with the very au courant Charli XCX and Clock Opera (who play a now-sold out show at Knitting Factory too). Or go to both! More Charli XCX tomorrow.

Daughter
Daughter

Playing Glasslands earlier in the night on Saturday (a separate show) is another UK act, Daughter, who also play an early show the night before (3/9) at Mercury Lounge and our Friday day party at Hotel Vegas at SXSW. Originally a solo project for UK singer-songwriter Elena Tonra, Daughter is now a proper band with electric guitarist (and Tonra's boyfriend) Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella. The band just signed to Glassnote who released Daughter's new EP, His Young Heart, which is streamable at the bottom of this post. (You can also download the EP's closing track at the top of this post.) Fans of Sharon Van Etten, Mountain Man and other spooky folk acts should not miss them.

METZ at M for Montreal 2010
METZ

Backing up a bit to tonight (3/8) and shifting gears entirely, Toronto trio METZ make their NYC debut at Cake Shop. These guys make blazing, spazzy noise rock, reminiscent of Brainiac, the roster of Amphetamine Reptile, or McLusky. They're pretty excellent in their din, with enough form and hooks to grab hold of too. The band only have a few singles under their belt (all of which you can stream/download for free at their Bandcamp) but their debut album is in the can waiting for some lucky label to release it.

METZ are down visiting our city with their neighbors Teenanger whose debut album, Frights, is a 9-song, 20-minute kick in the head that may remind some of The Hives or The Intelligence. There's a lot of snarl and sneer, and the production is great -- clear but not slick. The whole of Frights is streaming over at Canadian website Exclaim!. You can also download a track above and watch a couple videos (both are pretty cool) at the bottom of this post.

Tonight's Cake Shop show, METZ and Teenanger are the first two bands on the bill so you might get out of there by 11 if you've got somewhere else to go. Tomorrow night (3/9), they both play Death By Audio with Pop. 1280 making for a very appealing, angsty bill.

TRUST
TRUST

More Canadians in town, this time on the electronic tip: TRUST and Doldrums who play a late show tonight (3/8) at Mercury Lounge and an early show at Glasslands tomorrow (3/9). After that it's off to Austin (where TRUST is also on the bill of our Friday day party at Hotel Vegas), and then some West Coast dates, a few of which are with Blood Orange. All dates, including many SXSW-week appearances, are at the bottom of this post.

TRUST, a duo consisting of is Austra drummer Maya Postepski and vocalist Robert Alfons, make vaguely gothy/sleazy synth pop that you could imagine being danced to in warehouses in 1987. The sleaze is apparent with song titles like "Candy Walls," "Gloryhole" and "This Willing Flesh." Musically, I dig TRUST but Alfons sounds more than a little like Bill Hader's Vincent Price impression which makes the whole thing borderline novelty. Their debut, TRST, is out now on Arts & Crafts and you can stream it on Spotify. I bet it sounds great in a club, though, and will say the vocals are less egregious live, and will say I thought TRUST was good last year when I saw them open for Austra.

Doldrums
Doldrums

Doldrums is Toronto resident Alrick Woodhead who guests on Grimes' Visions and will soon be touring with Bear in Heaven. I've seen him perform a few times, like at M for Montreal where I wrote:

(Doldrums) was wonderfully ADD, twiddling knobs, hammering sample triggers and pacing around the stage. Too many ideas crammed into one 20-minute set? Maybe, but it was exciting seeing talent that is only just now beginning to show its potential.
I thought he was even better when I caught him at Glasslands back in December. You're going to be hearing a lot more about this one in 2012.

The Glasslands show on Friday is also with Black Marble, a new musical venture from a couple of the Team Robspierre dudes that definitely falls in the minimal wave pigeonhole. Their Weight Against the Door EP came out last month on Hardly Art last month

TEETH
TEETH

Later that night at Glasslands its a separate show, with UK electro rockers TEETH. TEETH's debut album, Whatever, came out last year on Moshi Moshi and garnered favorable reviews and comparisons to Crystal Castles and Ponytail. It's loud. It's squelchy. It sounds like being off your face which is probably the optimal way to listen to them. You can stream Whatever on Spotify. The show (doors 11:30) also has Extreme Animals, Nike7Up, and a DJ set from True Womanhood so be ready to go all night.

Okay that's the big stuff for TWII Pt. 1. Tomorrow we'll talk Charli XCX, 2:54, Razika, New Build and more. Below are few more day-by-day show picks for things not covered above.

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Computer Magic
Computer Magic

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

It's a fun night of dancey electronic music when those Kitsune folks (they of the many Maison compilations) bring Gigamesh, Plastic Plates, Computer Magic, Perseus, and JDH to Santos.

Street Gnar, BITCHES, Radical Dads, and Newport Reds are at Shea Stadium

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Daughter - Love (MP3)

Daughter

Would you say you were folk? Or as the Guardian so nicely put it, 'Fucked up folk'?

I know right? That's quite funny. It's difficult, because I don't know what we are. We don't really think about it at all. We're more like 'this sounds alright - let's do that.' It did start off with my solo thing for years, which was very folky and acoustic. It definitely started out that way, but with me and Igor working together and developing things, it has all gone a bit more atmospheric and, I dunno, we're just trying to experiment with what we're doing.

People have mentioned that your lyrics are dark and depressing, but do you see them as a release of emotions - which is a positive thing. The Guardian, again, said '"Youth" plumbs Ian Curtis' depths of bleakness'. I wasn't expecting you to be so friendly!

I think it's a relief that I'm actually friendly as I probably would be the most depressed person in the world. I enjoy really dark music. I love Joy Division and don't think I can really write anything happy. I don't know if that's a conscious thing or I literally can't. If I didn't write songs, I think I'd be really weird [laughs]. I'd have a lot of shit that I just couldn't get out. I'd have about 10 cats and just mutter away to myself and play the saw. It's a release of emotion and I can just be rid of bad experiences. It is a bit like therapy where bad shit has happened but if you can put it down on paper and write about it and then sing it to people, then you'll be alright. I dunno where I'm going with that! ['Sup]

Glassnote Music just signed UK act Daughter and will release their Wild Youth EP later this month. You can download Wild Youth's spacious and spooky closing track, "Love," at the top of this post, or stream it below. The EP came out last November in the UK - their second release of 2011. The first was the His Young Heart EP which can be streamed in full at the bottom of this post. You can also watch video of a live performance from December below.

Originally a solo project for UK singer-songwriter Elena Tonra, Daughter is now a proper band with electric guitarist (and Tonra's boyfriend) Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella.

Daughter is coming to SXSW this year and has scheduled a few other shows outside of Austin as well, including a few in NYC: March 9 at Mercury Lounge, March 10 at Glasslands. There's also March 8 show with venue TBD. All tour dates -- including DC and Philly shows with Tennis and White Rabbits -- are at the bottom of this post.

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