Entries tagged with: David J
Austin's Levitation Fest just announced a bunch of great additions to its 2016 lineup, including Courtney Barnett, Ween, The Arcs, Melody's Echo Chamber, plus Swiss krautrockers Klaus Johann Grobe (finally coming to North America), David J & The Gentlemen Thieves (performing Love & Rockets / Bauhaus songs), Holy Wave, Wall of Death, Nots, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Magic Wands, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Bayonne, Federale, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
That's in addition to already announced acts Animal Collective, Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds, Ty Segall, Caribou, Slowdive, Super Furry Animals, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dungen, Brian Jonestown Massacre and lots more.
Levitation is happening on April 29-May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch. Weekend passes are on sale now. While kickoff parties and the daily schedules have not been announced, Levitation has announced daily lineups. Those are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Peter Murphy's 'Lion' cover art
Peter Murphy will release his 10th album, Lion, this summer. Produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth, the album doesn't have a North American release date yet but will be out in the UK on June 2. You can stream song samples over at Amazon.co.uk. Opening cut "Hang Up" will be released -- in dub form -- as a Record Store Day 7" with non-LP song "I'm on Your Side" on the flip.
While a full tour hasn't been announced yet, tour dates have started to pop up, including NYC at Irving Plaza on June 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all known dates are listed below.
David J & The Gentlemen
In related news, Murphy's old Bauhaus bandmate David J has added a second NYC show on his tour. In addition the full-band show Pianos on April 19, he'll do an acoustic show at Grand Victory on April 17 with Azar Swan opening. Tickets for the Grand Victory and Pianos shows are on sale now. In addition to songs from his new solo album (and previous ones), he's also been peppering his sets with Love & Rockets songs such as "No New Tale to Tell" and "The Dog-End of a Day Gone By" as well.
Azar Swan, meanwhile, recently released a cover of Marianne Faithful's "Broken English" and you can stream that below.
And finally, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus/L&R/Tones on Tails (and one of post-punk's more underrated guitarists) currently has a Plegemusic campaign to fund an album titled Stripped, that will featuring acoustic versions of some of Ash's best-known songs from his previous bands.
All Peter Murphy and David J dates are listed, along the the 'Lion' tracklist and Azar Swan stream, below...
While mainly known for being a member of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, David J has had a steady solo career as well, putting out some especially lovely, spare acoustic records in the '80s, such as 1985's Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh and 1990's Songs From Another Season. His new album, An Eclipse of Ships, is very much in those records' molds. The record was funded via kickstarter and will be out later this year. David explains about it:
The title, An Eclipse of Ships, is a play on the old Longfellow line, 'ships that pass in the night', describing the rare incident of seaborne vessels sailing directly past each other in the dark. Traditionally, sailors would shine a light onto each other's hulls as a silent greeting before continuing on their respective voyages. The phrase was later employed to describe a brief, intense encounter between two people who then part, never to see each other again.You can watch the video for "You Suit a Rainy Day" from it below.
North America will get a preview of of An Eclipse of Ships on David J's upcoming spring tour. He'll be in Austin, TX next week for SXSW and, in April, he'll play East Coast dates with his band The Gentlemen Thieves, including NYC's Pianos on April 19 with The Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo on the bill as well. David also plays Asbury Park's The Saint on April 18. Tickets to both those NY-area shows are on sale now.
In other news, his 1983 solo debut, Etiquette of Violence, was just reissued by Cherry Red with a bonus disc of outtakes and demos. It's been out of print since 1990.
All upcoming David J dates are listed, along with the new song and some classic solo songs, below...
DOWNLOAD: Heavenly Beat - "Messiah" (MP3)
Xeno and Oaklander at BV-CMJ 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn synth goths Xeno and Oaklander have an upcoming local show this week at Public Assembly on Friday (5/11) with Frank (Just Frank), and DJ sets by Bauhaus/Love & Rockets bassist David J, CREEP and Todd Pendu. (There's also an open Asahi beer bar at 9:30.) Tickets are still available.
Next month, the band will head to Austin for Chaos in Tejas, and upon returning home, they'll play another NYC show at The Studio at Webster Hall on June 11 with fellow goths Plastic Flowers and Religious to Damn and fellow electronic artist Autre Ne Veut. Tickets are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.
RØSENKØPF also plays Glasslands with King Dude soon, in celebration of a new record. That record has a song called "Light The Way" which has a video which you can watch below.
In addition to DJing the Friday Public Assembly show, David J is also DJing tonight (5/10) at Elmurst club Arena Queens. Besides his gigs in Bauhaus and Love & Rockets (and Porno for Pyros and The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy), David J has a long solo career as well, having released his eighth album, Not Long for This World, last year on Starry Records. You can stream some of it here.
In more related news, Plastic Flowers have a NYC show coming up at Glasslands on July 10 with Captured Tracks bands Cosmetics and Beach Fossils side project Heavenly Beat (who has a new song out, download above), and Psychobuildings. Tickets are on sale now.
Speaking of both Cosmetics and Dirty Beaches, Exclaim points out that Montreal's Grand Trine have broken up and member Shubhayan Roy has joined Dirty Beaches while Tobias Rochman has joined Cosmetics.
All dates, stream, and flier below...
HR with Bad Brains at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Erik Erikson)
The two-day benefit for Lucinda's Kids at Bowery Electric begins today (4/29) with Marah, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, Jimmy Gnecco, Dave Milone, Jim Boggie, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ptter Ericson Stakee.
H.R. of Bad Brains plays night two, Monday, of that Manhattan benefit, but first he'll headline a Brooklyn show of his own at Public Assembly tonight (4/29) with support from Paranoid Social Club, The WonderMics, Groundswell, Matt Pless, and Jay Samel. Tickets are on sale.
The show is one of a few notable events at Public Assembly in the coming months. Xeno & Oaklander will headline Public Assembly on May 11th with David J (Bauhaus), Frank (Just Frank), and DJ sets by CREEP and Todd Pendu. Tickets are still available. Xeno & Oaklander are currently touring in the Midwest.
Also going down in the near future at Public Assembly, Idiot Glee (who we profiled last year) will play with Nick Diamonds (of islands), Celestial Shore, and DJ Udbhav on May 11th. $8 gets you in. Idiot Glee recently posted a new video for "That's All For Everyone" which is viewable below. The track comes from the band's Don't Go Out Tonight 7" and is a cover of Fleetwood Mac. Pick up a copy.
Public Assembly will host The X-Ecutioners, Da Beatminerz and "special guests TBA" alongside resident DJs Total Eclipse and Gen.Erik on May 3rd. Details, including cost, are forthcoming but prepare for a night of jaw-dropping turntablism.
Check out that Idiot Glee video and more videos below.