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photo: the Antlers @ Green Man -- Aug 23, 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
The Antlers

The Antlers just got back from a European tour which ended with a performance at Green Man where we caught them along with Sexwitch, St. Vincent, Goat and more.

This Labor Day weekend they get back on the road for a Northeast tour that includes shows with Death Cab For Cutie, and some more-intimate shows with Port St. Willow. Looking for something to do over Labor Day Weekend? Woodstock, NY is a great place to visit, and you can catch The Antlers at the now-Bowery-booked Bearsville Theater on Saturday (9/5). Tickets for that show are still on sale. All dates are listed below.

Death Cab meanwhile come to NYC on September 12th for their headlining show at MSG which Explosions in the Sky is opening. Their tour also included a NJ date with Passion Pit at the Camden venue Van Halen just played. Who caught that one? Twin Shadow opens for DCFC in North Carolina.

The Antlers played two Brooklyn shows with Spoon in June, and were recently remixed by Darkside's Dave Harrington. You can listen to that along with their tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Antlers remixed by Dave Harrington, playing Woodstock this Labor Day weekend & other September dates"

by Andrew Sacher


Multi-continental duo Howling is Berlin producer Frank Weidemann (aka Âme) and LA-via-Australia singer RY X (of The Acid). Following 2013's Shortline EP, the duo put out their debut album Sacred Ground this past May on Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records and Ninja Tune's Counter Records. The album matches singer/songwriter tendencies with forward-thinking beatwork, in a way that's become increasingly popular since the breakthroughs of The xx, James Blake, and other similar artists. If you like that stuff (or any of Howling's members' other projects), there's a good chance you'll dig this album too. Stream it in full below.

The duo are making their US debut with two shows this month: NYC on July 29 at Output (tickets) and LA on July 31 at Lot 613 (tickets). Âme also plays his own set at both of those shows.

Also, Darkside guitarist Dave Harrington remixed the Sacred Ground track "X Machina," turning the head-nodding track into something looser and more free-form. A stream of that remix premieres below.

Continue reading "Howling (Âme + RY X) streaming debut LP on Monkeytown, making live US debut, remixed by Darkside's Dave Harrington"

photo: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Levitation Austin 2015 (via Facebook)

A Place to Bury Strangers are slaves to the road this year, having toured for most of 2015 so far and will continue to do so. They've just announced a fall tour with their old Death By Audio roommates Grooms which concludes here in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on October 9. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/12) at 10 AM.

You can also catch them in NYC before that, as they play the first night of the Gigawatts Festival at The Wick on July 24 with Black Lips, Liturgy and lots more. Tickets for Gigawatts are still available, and we're also giving away a pair of festival passes. All APTBS dates are listed below.

In other news, the band have given their song "Fill the Void" (from this year's Transfixiation) to Darkside guitarist Dave Harrington to remix, who strips it down, morphing it into a sinister beast. You can stream that below.

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers get remixed by Dave Harrington, expand tour, playing Gigawatts fest & dates w/ Grooms"

photo: Fat White Family at Baby's in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Fat White Family, Sun Club, Roya @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
UK band Fat White Family are back entertaining/scaring audiences with their dark-hued brand of scuzz-rock. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite the antics (and, according to The NY Post, the smell). If you're up for post-show mischief, head to nearby Passenger Bar for the afterparty.

Four Tet b2b Floating Points @ Output
IDM mastermind Four Tet and jazzy UK bass producer Floating Points are teaming up to DJ Output together tonight. No opener, so they're going all night long.

Yonatan Gat, Tonstartsbandht, Pill, Sunflower Bean @ Aviv
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun. He headlines this particularly solid bill that also features Montreal noisniks Tonstartsbandht, sax-fueled skrokers Pill, and the ubiquitous Sunflower Bean. If you've been meaning to check out new DIY spot Aviv, this would be a good one to go to.

Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio @ Baby's All Right
Ben Chasny's long-running experimental rock project Six Organs of Admittance remains prolific and released its newest album, Hexadic, earlier this year via Drag City. Making the night a great double bill, support comes from his labelmate and past collaborator Elisa Ambrogio (of noise band Magik Markers), who put out a very not-noisy solo album last year.

The Muscadettes, Raccoon Fighter, Dances, Will Sheff (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Montreal's shouty duo The Muscadettes are here to have fun and make sure everyone else does too. Like early B-52's or Fuzzbox, they're in the same vein. Free midnight show. In the front room Will Sheff of Okkervil River will be DJing.

Empress Of, Patrick Wimberly (DJ Set), Dev Hynes (DJ Set), Lee Bannon (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. Tonight has Dev Hynes on DJ duty so who knows what may happen.

Blockhead, Mono/Poly, Ellie Herring, DJ Ryan Rasheed of Prefuse 73 @ Good Room
In addition to producing a large amount of Aesop Rock's material, Blockhead has had a lengthy solo career putting out instrumental hip hop on Ninja Tune. He's in solo mode tonight.

Dragons of Zynth, Valley Lodge, Danny Fingers and The Thumbs @ Rough Trade
Long-running NYC art-rock band Dragons of Zynth (who were on hiatus for a while) headline tonight. This bill also features Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge whose song "Go" is the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

As Friends Rust, UnWed, Pagan Girls @ Saint Vitus
As Friends Rust came out of the same late '90s Gainesville punk scene as bands like Hot Water Music, and after being gone for a while, tonight they play their first NYC show in 7 years. Also on the bill is UnWed, who count Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black as a member.

Kool A.D., Lakutis, TECLA, Kassa @ Santos Party House
Heems has been an especially active solo artist lately, but he's not the only Das Racist member keeping at it. Kool AD, who last released Word O.K. last year, plays a hometown solo show tonight with Lakutis and more.

Big Ups, EULA, Painted Zeros, Charly Bliss @ Silent Barn
Local post-hardcore band Big Ups are somewhere between Fugazi and Slint, and having a very animated frontman doesn't hurt them any, either. Right before them it's EULA, who recall the NYC noise rock scene of the 1980s (and worked with producer Martin Bisi from that scene on their newest record).

Lord Huron, Hamilton Leithauser @ Terminal 5
Folk rocker Lord Huron headlines the night, and if you're going to this show we recommend showing up for The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser.

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt @ Capitol Theatre
Get your dose of quality Americana tonight with these two country-folk greats.

Ben Folds, yMusic @ Town Hall
Ben Folds' collaborative new album with classical sextet yMusic still doesn't have a title or release date, but you can hear it tonight, live, when Ben and yMusic play this sold-out show.

Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Blu Jemz @ Verboten
He's responsible for the song you can't avoid short of gouging your eardrums out...producer, gad-about, and "Uptown Funk" creator Mark Ronson spins records tonight.

The English Beat, The Skints, Easy Star Allstars @ Paramount
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Dave Harrington Group, Diamond Terrifier (DJ( @ Cameo Gallery
Darkside is no more (or at least on hiatus), but both members are staying active on their own, and tonight Dave Harrington performs a live improvised score to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

'Salad Days' screening @ Nitehawk Cinema
The 'Salad Days' documentary chronicles the 1980s DC punk scene, which birthed Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, Void, Faith, and so many more now-legendary bands. It's screened in NYC before, and does again tonight.

Phantom Posse, Pope Coke, Moon Bounce, Blood Moon @ Palisades
Quickly-rising rapper iLoveMakonnen just played two sold-out NYC shows this week and he has tonight off before continuing his tour in DC tomorrow. It looks like maybe, just maybe, he'll show up at this small show with Phantom Posse, the musical collective that frequently counts him as a member.

Andy Hull, Dustin Kensrue, Tanner Merritt @ Bell House
It's the second of two NYC shows for Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull, and the last one had Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine show up to sing with him. Will any guests come out tonight? Dustin Kensrue (frontman of the reunited Thrice) co-headlines.

Heaven, New Myths, Midnight Plus One, Gold Lake, Wrong Dots @ Pianos
Local shoegazers Heaven and slinky/sleek New Myths headline this bill of quality local acts.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Cass McCombs in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

As you may know, there's no lack of events going on all over the country this year in celebration of The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary. One of those is "Brooklyn Is Dead," Alex Bleeker and the Freaks' tribute show on February 10 at Brooklyn Bowl, and since we last posted, the lineup for that got way more impressive. It now also includes Cass McCombs, Darkside's Dave Harrington, Darkside collaborator Will Epstein, Woods' Jarvis Taveniere, and Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye. Tickets for that show, which also celebrates Relix's 40th anniversary, are still available. Flyer below.

In other news related to Alex Bleeker, his other band Real Estate are among the artists announced for Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival happening March 31-April 5. Also on that lineup is Freddie Gibbs, How to Dress Well, The Sea & Cake, King Tuff, Father John Misty, Glenn Kotche & Jeffrey Zeigler, Foxygen, Amen Dunes, Ryley Walker, Silver Apples, SQÜRL (ft. Jim Jarmusch) and more. Full lineup below. Tickets are on sale.

In other news related to The Grateful Dead, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have announced that they'll team up ahead of the Grateful Dead shows for a collaborative set with The Disco Biscuits (which they also did at Gathering of the Vibes 2014) on April 17 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra also have six NYC-area dates coming up, including Brooklyn Bowl.

And right before Phil Lesh's 75th birthday shows at Capitol Theatre (two of which are still on sale), Warren Haynes (who's joining Phil for those shows) will play the Cap with his own band Gov't Mule, joined by special guest (and past Phil Lesh collaborator) John Scofield on March 13 & 14. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Lastly, two days after the "Brooklyn Is Dead" show, Dave Harrington plays his own Brooklyn show on February 12 at Shea Stadium with Sam Cohen, Shark? and Kinsey.

Mission Creek Festival lineup below...

Continue reading "Cass McCombs, Darkside mems & more added to "Brooklyn Is Dead" ++ Mission Creek Festival lineup and more Dead news"

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We've been posting a bunch of New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC throughout the past few months, but there's even more cool stuff we haven't gotten to yet. Here's a roundup of ways to musically ring in the new year:

If you want to dance on New Year's Eve, there's no lack of good places to go to do that. Egyptrixx, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Morgan Louis and Nita Aviance are playing an unannounced Brooklyn location, and tickets for that are on sale now.

The Bunker is throwing a NYE party at Trans Pecos with Scotland's Prosumer headlining and Bunker regulars Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Tickets are on sale.

Verboten hosts a show with Lee Burridge, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Bedouin and Mike Khoury (tickets).

Aurora Halal hasn't done one of her Mutual Dreaming parties in eight months, but she'll change that on NYE at Palisades with Galcher Lustwork, Huerco S. and DJ Richard. Tickets are available.

Sleepy & Boo headline a party at Cielo with Eskuche & Nu Sky, Mikey G and Dan Fischer. Tickets are on sale.

There's a lot of cool stuff at Cameo with Morgan Geist of Metro Area, disco band Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean associate Jee Day, former Darkside member Dave Harrington, Cameo regular Evan Michael, and GODMODE's Motion Studies. You can grab tickets.

NYC DJ team The Rub are doing their recurring NYE party at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale.

Other previously discussed dance options include Skrillex/Diplo/Rudimental/A$AP Ferg, Kiesza, Erasure, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!/Museum of Love, DJ Koze, Machinedrum, Duke Dumont, Washed Out, !!!/Prince Rama/Cakes Da Killa, Peaking Lights and the Ed Banger party.

Murphys Law play their annual NYE show at Trash Bar with No Redeeming Social Value, Close To The Edge, Wombat In Combat, Hopeless Otis and Red Lucy.

Another previously discussed classic punk option is catching The Dictators or one of Patti Smith's year end shows the two days before NYE.

Garage rock covers band Detroit Cobras play NYE in NJ at Asbury Lanes (tickets). As discussed, they have 2 NYC shows surrounding that.

If you didn't get tickets to The Hold Steady or Deer Tick shows, another sweaty bar rock option is Guns N Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone at Mercury Lounge (tickets).

Also in the punk/garage realm is the Kid Congo Powers show at Home Sweet Home.

Quicksand is sold out, but other '90s post-hardcore/emo options include Rainer Maria/Moss Icon (tix) and ex-Drive Like Jehu band Obits. (tix)

Phish aren't doing their NYE run at MSG this year (they're doing it in Miami), but if jam bands are your thing, you can catch The Disco Biscuits at their 3-night Best Buy Theater run happening Dec. 29, 30 & 31. Tickets for all three nights are available. There's also the Gov't Mule 2-night run at Beacon Theatre on Dec. 30 & 31 (tix).

Williamsburg venue Glasslands will have their last show ever on NYE with four "special, secret" guests who all have history with the venue. That's sold out.

Meanwhile newer Williamsburg venues Baby's All Right and Rough Trade have NYE shows too. The Baby's show features Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Mr. Twin Sister, Ricky Eat Acid, Porches. frontman Aaron Maine performing as Ronald Paris, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch, Mr. UNO and a number of DJs (tix). Rough Trade's show has Spirit Family Reunion, Mail the Horse and Twain (tix).

For a night of mostly local indie rock, Gimme Tinnitus, Ipsum and Exploding In Sound are bringing a party to Aviv with The Gradients, Celestial Shore, Palberta, Baked, Multicult, Palehound, The Big Sleep, Vomitface and Parlor Walls.

Chiptune punks Crying are headlining a NYE party at Silent Barn with Downies, Unstoppable Death Machines, Sunshine Gun Club (mems DeathSet, Team Robespierre), Isn't Ours, Jono Mi Lo and more TBA. There will also be several DJs, including the Shea Stadium crew, Edan Wilber from the now-closed Death by Audio with a "remote beach set" and more. More info here.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir throw their recurring party at Union Pool with help from DJ Bluntmaster, DJ Ryan Sawyer and "Tons of Special Guests." No advance tickets for that show.

Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and others are DJing a swanky party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel (tickets).

Party to the sounds of the Caribbean at SOB's with performances from Bossa Casanova, Mambo Kings Orchestra and DJ Kevin Crown. (tix)

Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux hit City Winery from 12/27 to 12/31. Everything but the early show on NYE is sold out, so get tickets to that show while you still can. They're performing favorites from The White Album at that one.

Sandra Bernhard is doing her show Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque," at Joe's Pub from 12/26 to NYE with two shows each night. Tickets are on sale.

And while Times Square is probably the last place you want to be on New Year's Eve, perhaps you'd like to know this year's lineup for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve includes Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Bastille, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC!, Fergie, Meghan Trainor and more, if you're into that sort of thing.

And Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve is teaming up with Barclays Center to broadcast their Elton John show.

You can browse our "New Year's Eve" Tag for even more. What else?

Peter Silberman (right) w/ The Antlers earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)

Death by Audio is now closed for good, and as you've probably heard by now it's only about another month before its S. 2nd & Kent neighbor Glasslands will be the same. Like DbA, Glasslands is going out with some cool final shows like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight (11/24) and others that we posted HERE. Since we last spoke, more of these cool shows have been announced, including:

TEEN and Beverly team up on December 4 with Charly Bliss and Scully (tickets).

The highly entertaining Peelander-Z return on December 6 with Life Size Maps and Hard Nips (tickets).

Suckers, DOM, Future Punx and Cameron Hull play on December 11 with a DJ set from MAZED (tickets).

Beach Fossils play December 17 with PC Worship, Jerry Paper, and Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur pulls double duty opening the show with his other band Laced (tickets).

Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore team up on December 18 (tickets).

Widowspeak and What Moon Things play together on December 20 (tickets).

There's a big holiday party on December 21 that will have a house band led by Darkside's Dave Harrington, featuring a number of guest singers from other Brooklyn bands including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and a handful of others. The house band also includes Dave Harrington/Nico Jaar collaborator Will Epstein, ARMS' Todd Goldstein and more. Full list of singers and house band lineup below. Tickets are on sale.

Bass Drum of Death play December 28 with Mitski (who plays Knitting Factory before that), Sundelles and LUSHES (tickets).

Other previously-announced upcoming Glasslands shows include TR/ST, Waxahatchee, Ducktails, Ex Cops, Com Truise, The Blow and more.

Dave Harrington holiday party info below...

Continue reading "Peter Silberman, Widowspeak, BDOD, Beach Fossils, Suckers, DOM, Beverly, TEEN, more playing final Glasslands shows"

Ben Watt at Joe's Pub in June (more by Greg Cristman)
Ben Watt

Everything But the Girl guitarist Ben Watt released his second solo album (first in 30 years) this year and played shows in NYC and LA to promote it. He'll be returning in December to hit more parts of the U.S., wrapping up his visit with another NYC show: Le Poisson Rouge on December 9 with Porcelain Raft. Tickets are on sale now. Note that, unlike his last visit, this is a solo tour. Bernard Butler will not be with him.

In other news Watt is releasing an EP featuring remixes of album cuts "Golden Ratio" and "Nathaniel" by Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster. That'll be out via Watt's Buzzin Fly label on November 17.

Porcelain Raft also has a sole CMJ date scheduled, the car2go/doNYC/FreeWilliamsburg showcase happening on October 25 at Cameo with Darkside's Dave Harrington Group, Excepter, Lydia Ainsworth and Buscabulla. The show is free with RSVP.

All Ben Watt tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Ben Watt prepping remix EP, touring, playing NY w/ Porcelain Raft, who plays CMJ w/ Dave Harrington & Lydia Ainsworth"

White Fence @ Glasslands 2013 (more by PSquared)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

White Fence, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters @ Baby's All Right
Tim Presley's been cranking out White Fence records all by his lonesome for some time, but for For the Recently Found Innocent, he teamed up with Ty Segall in a real studio to give things a little more oomph. Live, White Fence are another beast entirely, really bringing those '60s-inspired sounds to life. Tonight's show is with Australian psych band King Gizzard who are a good match. Both will be here for CMJ too.

Hollie Cook, Rioux, Brittany Campbell @ Glasslands
Hollie Cook's second album, Twice, is one of 2014's most effortlessly enjoyable albums, blending modern pop smarts with with late-'60s lovers rock reggae and spot-on production by Prince Fatty. Tying it all together: Hollie's honeyed vocals.

JEFF The Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Juiceboxxx @ Santos
While this might not have the quite the appeal of seeing JEFF and Diarrhea Planet at Death by Audio last night, both bands bring a frenzied energy to any venue they play. Plus, unlike DbA, you can still get tickets.

Ramona Lisa, Bing and Ruth, Ian Drennan @ Le Poisson Rouge
Chairlift singer Caroline Polacheck released Arcadia, her solo debut as Ramona Lisa this year, a playful ebullient record that recalls Kate Bush, Goldfrapp and other forward-thinkers. Live she counters the mostly electronic backing with an engaging, theatrical show involving backup dancers, projections, and lots of eyes. This is the last time they're doing this particular show, so if you've been interested, act now.

Iceage, Uniform, Cheena @ Acheron
Iceage's third album has them moving more into punk blues territories that sounds inspired by The Bad Seeds and The Gun Club. Following their Bowery Ballroom show last night, the band's intense live show should be magnified significantly in this smaller venue. Noise duo Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) are not to miss either.

Dave Harrington @ Nublu
With Darkside gone dark perhaps permanently, we're still waiting to see what Dave Harrington has up his sleeve next. Meanwhile catch him DJing tonight.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show this week features Barry Rothbart, Harris Stanton, Sabrina Jalees, Phil Hanley.

Happy Columbus Day and, to our neighbors to the North, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

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Peaking Lights at Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Peaking Lights

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Danny Brown @ House Of Vans
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Touch @ Baby's All Right
While adding a title to their name is questionable (SEO), there's no denying the lushly orchestrated dance music on Mr. Twin Sister's new album that evokes mid-'90s Bjork and Everything But the Girl. We're hoping there will be live strings at tonight's show, we shall see.

Peaking Lights, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
Immediately after Mr. Twin Sister you can see dubby LA duo Peaking Lights whose new album Cosmic Logic has a bit of a new wave feel.

Peaking Lights @ Other Music
You can also catch Peaking Lights at this free in-store earlier in the night though space is limited at OM's tiny space. 9 PM.

Downtown Boys, Joyride, Nona, Adult Mom, Arm Candy, Alice @ Silent Barn
Among other things, this is the last NYC show Nona will play (and second to last show overall) before they break up. The Philly band only first came onto our radar earlier this year with their excellent melodic punk debut Through The Head. Catch them while you still can. Also on tonight's show are the political and crazy fun Downtown Boys, who are very much a see-it-live band, and joyride! who are pretty likeminded to Nona.

Downtown Fest w/ Kiesza, Autre Ne Veut, IAMSU!, Zebra Katz, Saint Pepsi @ Webster Hall
Tonight's the second night of Downtown Fest (and first of the 2-night stand at Webster Hall) with a diverse lineup of rising pop singer Kiesza, alt-R&B weirdo Autre Ne Veut, two very different rappers IAMSU! and Zebra Katz, and Saint Pepsi.

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Panda Bear is getting his new album ready for the world (presumably, at least), the other three members of Animal Collective are spinning tunes from the DJ booth. Tonight's their second of three Brooklyn Bowl dates on this tour, the next happening in November.

Cro-Mags, The Wilding Incident, Heavy Chains, Ache @ Saint Vitus
Hometown crossover thrash heroes Cro-Mags still party like it's 1989 and tonight they'll do so at Saint Vitus with a pretty well-matched support bill, including Sacha Jenkins' band The Wilding Incident. (Sacha is also in White Mandingos with Cro-Mags' pal Darryl of Bad Brains.)

Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire) @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
When he's not playing in one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Richard Reed Parry is a key member of the indie/classical scene, and this year's solo album Music for Heart and Breath is very much in that realm. You had to RSVP for tonight's show, and that's now closed.

Weird Womb, Slavve, Tape Deck Mountain, The Gondoliers @ Shea Stadium
Slavve, the duo which features onetime Surfer Blood drummer Marcos Marchesani, released their self-titled EP this summer, full of hard-hitting lo-fi rock. Tape Deck Mountain, the shoegazy former San Diegans, released Sway last year. Their tour together wraps up tonight.

Nude Beach, Juniper Rising, Organs, Roya @ Union Pool
Nude Beach's blue collar power pop has echoes of guys like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, and they certainly do a good job with it. They're a few weeks away from releasing their new album, 77 (which is also a year it sounds like it could've been released in), and we'll likely get a good chunk of that tonight. Habibi/The Clean-related band Roya are worth catching as well. UPDATE: Nude Beach dropped off.

Odesza, Ambassadeurs, Hayden James @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the second.

Odesza (DJ set), Ambassadeurs (DJ set), Hayden James (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
After the MHOW show, Odesza will head over a few blocks to Rough Trade to DJ the afterparty. Also sold out.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) @ Cameo Gallery
The Juan Maclean's new album, In a Dream, has some killer dancepop. Tonight both Juan and Nancy Whang will be on the decks spinning tunes all night. When are we going to get a live show, though?

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Death By Audio
Baltimore beat duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are going on tour with Austrian band Sex Jams which should make for a night of shouty, punky, party-friendly fun.

Dreamsalon, Cyanide Tooth, Deaf Wish, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Australia's Deaf Wish make sludgy indie rock, equally at home with melody and distortion pedals.Their name, by the way, is no joke: wear earplugs.

Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding @ Gramercy Theatre
NYDM stalwarts Suffocation are headlining this show and they'll be joined by a full bill of respected old dogs including co-headliners Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding

People Get Ready, Dave Harrington (One Heart Trio), Invisible Familiars @ Glasslands
NYC pop collective People Get Ready, whose lineup includes current and former members of David Byrne's band, Yeasayer, A Sunny Day In Glasgow and others, have been pretty busy this year and they squeeze in another local show tonight. Though Darkside is now done, member Dave Harrington is keeping busy and performing a trio set tonight.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Mike Doughty, Sabrina Jalles, Carla Rhodes, Joseph Keckler, Dark Mirrors @ Union Hall
Dave Hill's variety show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" returns to Union Hall with a hosts of funny/musical guests, including onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty.

The Great Void, Life Size Maps, Woozy, Bluffing @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill including Twin Shadow/Autre Ne Veut collaborator The Great Void, synth rockers Life Size Maps, the mathy Woozy, and the poppy Bluffing.

The Figgs, Boy Morgan @ Mercury Lounge
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows.

Steve Nieve, Tall Ulysse @ City Winery
Keyboardist in The Attractions and The Imposters, Steve Nieve knows Elvis Costello's songs pretty well. He'll play them tonight with special guest Tall Ulysse.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ Asbury Lanes
The Topshelf Records tour hit NYC last night and tonight it's nearby for a show in Asbury Park. The lineup shows how diverse that label has really become: AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Tonight's Woman's Hour show @ Rough Trade has been cancelled.

The Queers and Richie Ramone were supposed to play Santos tonight but that's been cancelled.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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"Darkside, final show, at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. One of the best shows I've seen in a long while." - Alex Schaaf


Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's collaborative Darkside project has come to an end ("for now"), but before the break they played their "last show" at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Friday (9/12) with their pal Valentin Stip opening. For a band who's headlined Terminal 5, the Masonic Temple was a more intimate location for them (and sold out), and a nice space for their sound. Plus, lots and lots of smoke.

More pictures and a couple videos from the show, below...

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Darkside in Chicago in January (more by Brigid Gallagher)

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have announced that their collaborative project Darkside will be coming to an end ("for now") this year. Their "last show" will take place in their hometown of NYC on September 12 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, a smaller space than their last show here at Terminal 5. The show will be opened by Valentin Stip who's signed to Nico Jaar's label. Tickets are on sale now. Their only other US date is FYF Fest. They've also got some international dates which are listed below.

The band have also released two songs recorded while they made their LP, Psychic, which didn't make the cut. Stream those (one appropriately called "Gone Too Soon"), with the list of dates, below...

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Polica at Radio City in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Polica, Lolawolf @ Bowery Ballroom
Polica's mix of R&B, indie pop and a folkier sense of songwriting make for an eclectic mix that's always fun live thanks to Channy's dance moves and the double drummer attack.

Dave Harrington (of Darkside), Valentin Stip (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
When not playing in Darkside with Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington continues to make excellent music on his own. Tonight's his EP release and he'll be joined by a DJ set from Valentin Stip of Nico Jaar's label.

Liquor Store, White Mystery, Dirty Fences, Neighbors @ Cake Shop
It's a punk rock night with Chicago duo White Mystery bringing a dose of color (red) to an otherwise all-NYC bill.

Primitive Hearts, Pookie & The Poodlez, RIPS, Souvenir Stand @ Death by Audio
It's a double-dose of California wimp punk pop, with Oakland's Primitive Hearts and Pookie & the Poodlez. Check out their split 7" below.

Incan Abraham, Cultfever @ Mercury Lounge
LA's Incan Abraham sound like they've absorbed much of the popular indie pop of the last few years with their '80s synths, reverb and breezy rhythms.

Lust For Youth @ Rough Trade (7 PM free in-store)
Copenhagen's Lust For Youth make danceable synth pop with a melodramatic vocalist who has more in common with their post-punk neighbors Lower than other contemporary bands tagged "synth pop."

Haley Bonar, Lapland, Ocean Carolina @ Rough Trade
Bonar is a distinctive singer-songwriter, rarely sticking to singer-songwriter tropes, always opting for inventive instrumentation and arrangements as a showcase for her clear voice and songwriting chops. Her new album, Last War, is well worth checking out.

Ask Me Another w/ Doug Liman @ The Bell House
WNYC's popular puzzles and games show goes live in front of a studio audience tonight. This episode's guest: filmmaker Doug Liman who got his start directing Swingers but now makes big budget blockbusters like the just-released Edge of Tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan, Sheng Wang, AC Newman
It's a particularly good edition of Wyatt Cenac's night train tonight, with Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, SNL castmember Brooks Wheelan...and New Pornographers' AC Newman. Only $8.

Phantogram, Lip Talk @ Terminal 5
Phantogram went from being ethereal pop to pure pop on their new album, Voices.

DakhaBrakha, Poor Rich Boy @ Brookfield Place (FREE)
Ukraine's DakhaBrakha combine the traditional music of their home country with more Western sounds. They just played Bonnaroo over the weekend and will play this free NYC show before returning home. Pakistan's Poor Rich Boy open.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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DOWNLOAD: High Water - Someday (MP3)

Will Epstein aka High Water (not to be confused with High Water or High Water)
High Water

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo Darkside's previously discussed tour will hit Terminal 5 for a huge sold out show this Saturday (2/8), and since we last spoke, we noticed that High Water is opening all remaining dates on the tour, including T5.

In case you needed to be confused today, the openers on the tour are NOT Bay Area indie rockers High Water, who we recently wrote about. The openers are also NOT the York, PA hardcore band High Water, which Terminal 5's website links to as the opener.

The opener, in fact, is a third artist named High Water, the project of multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein. Will has collaborated with Nicolas Jaar on multiple songs, like when he contributed saxophone to "And I Say," and has performed live with him like at his 2012 MHOW show. This past October, High Water released his debut EP, The Beautiful Moon, on Jaar's Other People label. You can download "Someday" from that EP above or stream it below. Regarding how he came up with the name, Will told Cool Hunting:

Names are a tricky beast. There wasn't that much thinking. It actually came about in a conversation with a friend of mine; she actually said it first a few months before and it stuck with me. "High water" has a lot of connotations, of both water being a life-giving force but also a high water being very much a thing of our time, that kind of impending doom. It can embrace you in a warm way as well.
Well, maybe there should have been a bit more thinking, or at least Googling!

In related news, after the Darkside tour, member Dave Harrington plays a solo show at Silent Barn on February 20 with Arms (solo), Abandoned Lighthouse and La Guadalupe.

Updated Darkside/High Water dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

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Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's Darkside project have a tour coming up that includes a huge Terminal 5 show coming up, but they'll be doing something way more intimate at Glasslands on FRIDAY (11/22) with Justin Miller. Tickets are on sale NOW.

This is one of two surprises Darkside gave us this week, because last night (11/20) Nico DJed a surprise gig at Cameo that was announced about an hour before 11 PM doors.

As we speak, Darkside are guesting on the 'Pizza Party' show on East Village Radio, that you can listen to here.

Tickets for their Terminal 5 (2/8) show are still available. Updated dates are listed, along with a couple streams from their new Psychic LP (out now), below...

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Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo Darkside just released their new album, Psychic, and have now announced they'll be supporting it with a tour. The tour culminates in NYC with what will be by far their largest show here yet, Terminal 5 on February 8 (their last was at Music Hall of Williamsburg). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/16) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with streams of two tracks from the LP, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Darkside LP clip (ZIP)


As discussed, Darkside, the prog/dance duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, finished recording their debut LP and gave a listening party for the whole thing in NYC last week (8/20). Yesterday (8/25), they made 11 minutes of the new album available to hear on other-people.net, which posts new music every Sunday. You can listen to the clip of the record here or download it for free above. Starting next week, downloads will only be available to members.


Darkside, the prog/dance duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, released an EP back in 2011 and made their live debut soon after. Now they've just announced on Facebook that they finished recording their first full length record, and in even more exciting news, if you're in NYC, you can hear it tonight (8/20)! They'll be playing the test pressing at 99 Attorney St. at 7:30 PM. FIrst come, first served.

As you may know, earlier this summer, they remixed Daft Punk's Random Access Memories in its entirety under the name Daftside. You can stream that below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Antlers @ LPR - 6/12/13
The Antlers

The Antlers helped hometown venue Le Poisson Rouge celebrate their fifth anniversary when they played the intimate space (for their standards) last week (6/12). Frontman Peter Silberman mentioned on stage that the band had never actually played LPR before, but he did used to work there before the release of their breakthrough album, Hospice. He also mentioned they've got a new album in the works, but there's still a ways to go on it.

The show was opened with a set by Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's live band (and their collaborative project, Darkside). More pictures of both artists from the LPR show below...

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DOWNLOAD: Tiger & Woods - "A Golden Bear mix" (MP3)

Tiger & Woods at Movement 2012 (via Sidewalk Hustle)
Tiger & Woods

Production duo Tiger & Woods will be in NYC TONIGHT (4/26) at Highline Ballroom for a FIXED + Let's Play House party with The Dead Rose Music Company, Canyons, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can download the duo's brand new mix, "A Golden Bear mix," at the top of this post, or stream it below.

FIXED is also throwing a party at Highline Ballroom on May 31 with Verboten which features sets from Azari & III and Jozif. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

They've also got one happening on June 28 at Glasslands with a live set by Du Tonc and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

French house DJ Fred Falke, who released the funky Part IV back in 2011, will come to Williamsburg dance club Output on May 2 for an 'Input' party with Foals (DJ), Chrome Sparks and Jorge Bonjour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Trus'me at Mutek 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)

Neon Indian will also be DJing an 'Input' party at Output (5/9) the following week. The rest of that lineup includes UK producer Trus'me (whose new album, Treat Me Right, can be streamed at XLR8R), Optimo, and Tanner Caldwell. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Actress, whose very good R.I.P. LP came out last year, was supposed to play Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn a few months after its release, but never made it here. Now he's planning on returning to the venue on June 6 for a show with Gobby and Solar Year. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Dave Harrington (of Nicolas Jaar's live band and their collaborative project, Darkside) will also be playing a Cameo show on May 25. Benoit and Sergio are on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.


As mentioned, The Presets and Dragonette are going on a tour this year which hits NYC on May 8 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, LA dance duo Classixx have been added to that tour. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show are still available.

After that tour ends, Classixx will play their own show in NYC on June 15 at Le Poisson Rouge with Headband and Hooligan. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Classixx's new album, Hanging Gardens, will be out on May 14 via Innovative Leisure, and the duo have recently revealed one of its tracks, "All You're Waiting For," which features vocals from DFA's Nancy Whang (who they've played with before). You can stream that, along with two other album tracks, "Borderline" (ft. Jesse Kivel of Kisses) and "Holding On," below.

French producer Onra, who released the Deep in the Night EP on Fool's Gold last year, will be coming to NYC for a show on May 21 at Le Poisson Rouge before heading to Montreal for Mutek. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now.

Brooklyn disco collective Midnight Magic will play a hometown show on May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Slow Knights and Spank DJs Sean B and Will Automagic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Germany's Ellen Allien, who put a new album out this year, will return to NYC for a show on May 24 at a TBA location. The bill also includes Camea, Thomas Muller, and Safety Scissors. Tickets are on sale now and you can find out the location by RSVPing to resolute.bpitch@gmail.com.

Another secret dance show is happening in NYC on July 26 with Tiga, Martyn, and Bordello. This one's a Blkmarket show, and tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for info on the location.

Wedidit collective member Groundislava is playing Glasslands on May 30 with Fur and Time Wharp. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Soulja Man, J-Cush, Durban, and TCJ are playing 285 Kent on May 24, the day after Rashad & Spinn play a Red Bull show. Tickets for the 285 Kent show are on sale now.

Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Brooklyn dance party Mister Sunday Night will be returning to Gowanus Grove this summer for weekly parties beginning May 12. More details and ticket info at their website.

Of course these are only a few of the upcoming dance shows in NYC. We've also recently mentioned shows by Nina Kraviz, Emika, Disclosure & TNGHT, and The Field. Plus, the Mad Decent Block Party is coming up, and there's going to be tons of dance music during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC onslaught, which happens from April 28 to May 31. What else?

Classixx song streams, the Tiger & Woods mix, and Actress show flyer below...

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photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis

Jeff Goldbloom / fish. @ Brooklyn Rock Lottery 3
Jeff Goldbloom

The third annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery happened at Knitting Factory on Saturday (12/1). Musicians of varying styles and ages met at 10 AM and put their names in a hat and the five drummers picked their bandmates at random out of it. They then spent the day coming up with a name, writing original songs and practicing and made their stage debut that night. Proceeds from tickets and merch went to Hurricane Sandy relief. It was a lot of fun.

Even though the members were chosen at random, it seemed like the bands formed kind of naturally and had a cohesive sound. First up for the night was Jazz Karate, which featured Kenny Bernard (Ra Ra Riot), Franz Nicolay (ex Hold Steady / Against Me!), Pamela Martinez (Teletextile), Matt Singer, and Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket). With a harp and an accordion onstage, their music veered towards gypsy jazz and included a song about Tony Danza.

Next was Jeff Goldbloom whose members were Lua Rios (Gold Lake), Nick Sylvester (Mr. Dream), Noah Kardos-Fein (YVETTE), and Craig Lulada Pfunder (VHS or Beta). With a distinct sound -- heavy, shoegazy guitar epic-ry -- they were definitely the one group of the night that I'd actually want to see again. Good!

Then came the band I was most looking forward to, that had Yuck drummer Jonny Rogoff, Hospitality bassist Brian Betancourt, and Spanish Prisoners main man Leo Maymind, not to mention Dave Harrington from Nicholas Jaar's band and Gang Signs' Bryan Quackenbush. I was expecting melodic pop, but their name -- fish. -- shoulda been a giveaway. They played one 12-minute "jazz odyssey" type jam that showed just how good their collective musicianship was, but this has never been my thing.

Hardcore Lørd were next and it was almost entirely electronic, with tons of gear and lots of wires onstage. The band was Oliver Chapoy (Certain Creatures / ex Warm Ghost), Michael Sheffield (Sweet Bulbs / Heaven's Gate), Sara Lucas (Callers), and Christopher Puidokas (who toured with Blonde Redhead / The Silent Years). They took forever to set up but were probably my second favorite of the night, warm and ethereal.

The last band of the night was Nylon Guy and easily the most odds-n-sods, with Tyler Villard (Bezoar), Ian Young (touring saxophonist of M83), George Langford (Javelin), Jen Goma (People Get Ready / Sunny Day in Glasgow), and David Sheinkopf (The Subjects). No concessions were made to have a cohesive sound and everybody got to do their thing -- Villard doing a lot of hammer-on soloing, and Young smnoothing things out with his horn, and everyone else just kind of filling in the gaps. They did do a decent cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark," though.

ANIMAL New York were there too and got straight-off-the-board recordings of everybody except Nylon Guy. Check out streams of the other bands, as well as more pics from Brooklyn Rock Lottery 3, below.

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Bear in Heaven @ MHOW, May 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

"World of Freakout" is one of the strongest cuts off Bear in Heaven's I Love You, It's Cool which came out earlier this year, with throbbing bass and synths ripe for the dancefloor. The band has handed the track over to Nicolas Jaar's Darkside collaborator Dave Harrington who strips it down a bit, making it more of a sleek night drive kind of track. We've got the premiere of this remix which is streamable below.

As mentioned previously, Bear in Heaven are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 5 with Small Black and Eraas. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're also giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below. Bear in Heaven are donating $1 for every ticket sold to Hurricane Sandy relief via Rockaways based Smallwater relief fund.

There's an afterparty for the show happening next door at Public Assembly (doors 11:30 PM) which is free but is also a Smallwater relief fund benefit, and 10% of the bar will go to the fund, so if you go, drink up and order the good stuff. Dave Harrington, Small Black and Bear in Heaven will be DJing.

The Dave Harrington remix of "World of Freakout" is below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar walked on stage just minutes before midnight at the sold out Clown & Sunset showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (2/3) after opening sets by Pavla + Noura, Valentin Stip, and Acid Pauli. He stood surrounded by keyboards and straddling a vintage style microphone in front of a backdrop of slowly drifting images of nature and architecture. The set began with some heavily blurred vocals and swirling atmospheres, but much of what was to follow was pretty unexpected.

After pushing his mic to the side (which he did after about two songs), Nico hit his highest points when he dropped bass-heavy beats, all of which were met with huge applause from the crowd, but lost sight of what made his album, Space Is Only Noise, so appealing. Save for a few memorable piano hooks, the minimal textures and Nico's own distinct voice that set him apart from other dance musicians took a backseat for more straightforward beatwork. It wasn't until a bit more than halfway through the set, when he was joined on stage by collaborators Will Epstein and Dave Harrington, that the show became something entirely of its own. Epstein's meandering sax lines and Harrington's prog rock guitar turned the show into dancefloor-ready experimental rock, and their ability to do that is ultimately the most attractive thing about bringing Nicolas Jaar's music into a live setting. They ended their pre-encore set with the clear highlight of the night, "Space Is Only Noise If You Can See," which saw Nico grabbing a more modern mic with way less effects on it and discernibly delivering his stark baritone vocals.

The full band returned for an encore, bringing out guest vocalist Sasha Spielberg to sing lead on a track, which ended up being another highlight of the show, and Nico rounded things off with a few more dance tracks.

You can catch Nicolas Jaar, along with Will Epstein, Dave Harrington, and Sasha Spielberg at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (2/5), when he premieres a five-hour multidisciplinary piece as part of PS1's "Sunday Sessions". The event is free with admission to PS1.

He also recently dropped an unofficial video for "Materials," directed by Pondr, which you can watch below...

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DOWNLOAD: Nicolas Jaar - "And I Say" (feat. Scout LaRue and Will Epstein) (MP3)

Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar is currently on tour in Europe, and will return home to NYC on February 3 to play a MHOW show, which is now sold out. Two days later, he'll play a Pitchfork-presented event called "From Scratch" at MoMA PS1 (2/5) in Long Island City. Pitchfork writes:

"From Scratch" will premiere a new five-hour, multidisciplinary performance from Jaar, with musical collaborators Will Epstein, Dave Harrington (Jaar's partner in Darkside), and Sasha Spielberg. It will include a movement piece by Lizzie Feidelson, and sound-derived video art from CSA's filmmaker-in-residence, Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout.
The event is free with admission to MoMA PS1, and it looks like this:
Five-hour, continuous performance by
Nicolas Jarr and collaborators

Sunday, February 05, 2012
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1-6 PM Performance by Nicholas Jaar and collaborators
All Day M. Wells Outdoor Grilling Station

Nico recently dropped the track, "And I Say," which features saxophone from Will Epstein (who performs at the MoMA event) and vocals from Scout LaRue, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Grab that above and stream it below.

Updated dates are listed below too...

Continue reading "Nicolas Jaar premiering 5-hour piece @ PS1 (two days after sold out MHOW show)"

by Andrew Sacher

Nicolas Jaar
Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar has a few dates scheduled in the UK for early 2012, and upon returning to the US he will play a live set as part of a Clown & Sunset showcase (Jaar's own label) at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 3 with special guests. Tickets go on sale today (12/23) at noon.

His last NYC show was the sold out live debut of his Darkside project with Dave Harrington at MHOW earlier this month. Capital New York was at the show and talked to Nico about how despite his presence in the electronic scene, he was brought up on rock (Darkside covered Bauhaus during their encore). CMJ was there too and said:

Watching Jaar perform alongside Harrington--a music nerd-looking guy shaking his head of curls and picking out sooty, smoldering notes on the guitar and bass--makes it hard to contrive a difference between their creative processes. Jaar, like James Blake, has a way of being involved in making his music that is at once undeniable and hard to come by. He might be using a MacBook Pro as part of his music-making setup, but Jaar's work is pulsing with human life, just as fleshy as the guitarist looking him in the face.
Check out some videos from this show, and a stream of the Darkside EP below. There's a sort of Pink Floydian feel to Harrington's guitar playing and Nico's voice is way more in the forefront than on his own LP. But from the live videos, you can tell that he's keeping the repetitive deep house interludes in tact, despite the forays outside of the realm of dance music.

Dave Harrington is playing again on New Year's Eve in NYC as El Topo, when he opens for Nosaj Thing at Glasslands. TIckets are still on sale.

Nicolas also has a few UK dates coming up. All dates, videos, and stream, below...

Continue reading "Nicolas Jaar headlining Clown & Sunset showcase @ Music Hall (where Darkside recently played)"