Entries tagged with: Davila 666
photos by Chris La Putt
AJ Davila / Cassie Ramone
Last night (5/4) at Trans Pecos, Todd P's new venue in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), there was a pretty great bill of mostly local music from the noisy Tonstartsbandht, the dark LODRO, a solo set from former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone, Plastic Pinks and, from Puerto Rico, Davila 666 frontman AJ Davila and his band Terror Amor. We caught the latter three, and pictures of those are in this post.
They continue below...
by Bill Pearis
the many faces of AJ Davila...
A.J. Davila spends much of his time fronting San Juan, Puerto Rico's party-friendly garage rockers Dávila 666, whose most recent album is 2011's Tan Bajo. This year, though, A.J. has been working on a new solo album, Terror/Amor, that will see the light of day on February 18 via Nacional Records. While the record doesn't stray too far from Davila 666's sound, A.J. expands his sonic palette to include forays into glam, like on the stomping "2333" which makes its premiere in this post.
No word on solo live shows yet but stay tuned. Meanwhile, check out Terror/Amor's cover art and the "2333" stream below...
The Coathangers at #HotelVegan during SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Coathangers welcomed a new split 7" with Davila 666 this past Tuesday (streamable below), and have followed up that happy news with more: a new set of tourdates. The Atlanta punk four-piece are set to do a string of East Coast dates that include the previously discussed date with Keith Morris & the boys, as well as ANOTHER NYC appearance the following day at Death By Audio on May 30th with The Numerators. All tour dates are listed below.
Cerebral Ballzy also support OFF! at Bowery Ballroom on 5/29, and they'll play support for another band this weekend, Refused at Terminal 5. The show is sold-out.
All Coathangers dates and a streamable version of that split with Davila 666 is below.
Puerto Rico's Los Vigilantes, a garage punk band with ties to another Puerto Rican band of similar style (guitarist Jota Vigilante has played as a live member of Davila 666 and played on their Tan Bajo LP), are in the US and on the road right now. All remaining dates on their tour, which started before SXSW, are listed below.
Los Vigilantes are in Ohio now and making their way to the NYC-area where they'll make an appearance at WFMU followed by a show at Don Pedro on 4/14. They play the Bell House on 4/15 as part of a show being called "Garage Fest" with Freshkills, White Mystery, Mighty Fine, and Bosco Delrey along with DJs Captain Heartlock, Charly, Drew Redmond, and Jay Space. Tickets for the Bell House are on sale.
All tour dates and a stream of the band's self-titled effort below...
Todd P is taking on Mexico again this weekend and in a mega way. San Pedro Garza García is the home of the annual Festival NRMAL 2012, a one-day (on 3/10, but with multiple-pre, after, and post parties) multi-stage festival that features a whopping 55 bands across thress stages from noon until 2AM. The festival will feature headlining appearances from Araabmuzik, Girls (who have just been announced as part of MWTX during SXSW) and White Ring (who play our day show on Wednesday during SXSW), in addition to performances from Liturgy, Gatekeeper, Friends, Davila 666, Grimes, Teengirl Fantasy and many, many more. Full lineup details are below.
My final day at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 ran the gamut from 90s-indie-worshippers Lemuria to the poppy-hardcore of Kid Dynamite, the Prince-clad hardcore of Ceremony to the glitchy dance of Flying Lotus, and the operatic/enigmatic Austra to the great Slayer. Of the bands that I was not familar with prior to that day (namely OBN IIIs and Les Butcherettes) OBN IIIs set was my favorite; high energy punk/garage was an excellent way to turbo-charge the day. Le Butcherettes were no slouches though, playing fun and spazzy garage-punk featuring the endlessly watachlbe Teri Gender Bender up front and surprise guest Omar Rodriguez-Lopez on bass.
I'll save the "Fun Fun Fun" knee-slapper for pretty much every single band's pre/intra-show banter ("Are you having fun? Are you having Fun Fun Fun?") but yes, Fun Fun Fun Fest lives up to its name.
More pictures from day three including shots of Lemuria, Le Butcherettes, OBN IIIs, Davila 666, Ceremony, Nobunny, Kid Dynamite, Zero Boys, Eyehategod, Austra, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Cannibal Corpse, Boris, Del The Funkee Homosapien, Slayer, Blonde Redhead, and much more, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Happy Mischief Night!. Two garage rockin' opening bands and many fans braved the ugly weather in NYC last night (10/29) to get ugly with the Black Lips at the Halloween-themed "Hell at the Hall" extravaganza. Here are some pictures from the night. They continue below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Parts & Labor @ Union Pool
Chris stopped by the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans CMJ showcase at Union Pool on Wednesday night, but left after catching one of Parts & Labor's last-ever shows to check out the raucous Davila 666 at Knitting Factory (you can catch them again this Saturday night opening for the Black Lips). Pictures from his night continue below...
by Bill Pearis
Anybody see anything good last night? I couldn't make it out, myself, but am planning on making up for it tonight. Lot's of great options, go see some music. Again, this is not some comprehensive guide, just my picks.
Of any city in America, I really feel like I don't have much of a grasp on what's going on in Los Angeles, musically. San Francisco, sure. Seatlle, of course. Portland, uh huh. Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Austin... I think I get the gist. But not L.A. so much, which is why I'm very curious about the indigenous/Spaceland showcase at Cake Shop tonight.
Amongst the angels playing tonight: Tropical Popsicle make hazy, tripped-out indiepop that might take you as high as the 13 Floor if your elevator goes that way. Trop Pop have toured with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and, while the sound ain't exactly new, the songs are pretty catchy. You can download a track off their latest EP at the top of this post. Please, however, don't go to this show yelling for them to play "Everybody Dry Fuck on the Dance Floor" -- that's a different Tropical Popsicle.
You've probably heard of Bleached (ex-Mika Miko) by this point if you've read any CMJ coverage this year. Again, familiar territory here but I like what I've heard. Bleached a playing a bunch this week, including the BV day party on Friday (10/21). All CMJ dates below
The rest of the bill: Fidlar is garage pop not unlike Ty Segall whose is out on influential label White Iris (check out an MP3 above). They sing about getting high almost as much as Bethany Cosentino and this is one of three shows they're playing tonight (also 7:30 at Santos, Midnight at Shea Stadium).
Yes, I'm still writing about the Cake Shop show...The Audacity (great name, seriously!) are from Fullerton and have toured with TY on the West Coast and are not to be confused with this cool dude; Races are signed to FrenchKiss and are kind of the odd band out on this bill, musically, as they're big, emotive anthemic rock (they also play the BV show Friday); Guards is ex Willowz, and then there's also Weekend who are from San Francisco but the coast is correct and who play the BV Official CMJ showcase Friday night (10/21) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Okay, moving away from Cake Shop (and L.A.), there's the True Panther showcase tonight at Glasslands which is notable for many reasons but probably mostly as the U.S. debut of King Krule, aka South London teenager Archy Marshall who used to record under the moniker Zoo Kid. Marshall looks like he stepped out of 1956 but his sound is definitely now. Check out a stream from King Krule's forthcoming EP at the bottom of this post. KK will also play Gorilla Vs. Bear/YoursTruly's unofficial party at Shea Stadium tomorrow.
Also playing are Australia's Little Red who are probably the most straightforward band the label's ever signed. This is the sort of big heartland pop that was unavoidable in the '80s (Springsteen, Waterboys, The Call). This kind of stuff (which Canada's Arkells do as well) is totally out of fashion over here -- though not in Australia -- but the hooks are undeniable. Their album, Midnight Remember, is out next week.
Davila 666 (more by Chris La Putt)
If you like the kind of bands that normally play DIY venues but enjoy a smoke-free envoirnment and good sound, and don't mind paying more for beer to get those things, Knitting Factory's got a great night of garage, punk and garage punk, headlined by the truly aweome Davila 666. They are a party no matter where they play.
Also on the bill are Lawrence, KS's Mouthbreathers whose new 7" is out on In the Red Records and is streamable below. The band features members of Rooftop Vigilantes and Blood on the Wall and make the kind of sneering, melodic punk that is loud, fast and -- in the case of their live shows -- out of control. I dig. Also playing the Knit show are the Barreracudas, HiFi Fantom, and Audacity. This will be a gauranteed fun show.
Arlene's Grocery seems to be the Canadian musical embassy for CMJ. M for Montreal's big showcase happens there on Friday (10/21) and tonight is the Canadian Blast with five bands from Up There you might not be familiar with. NYC tends to get the artier Canadian bands, from Montreal and Vancouver usually, but tonight showcases the more commercial side of indie, be it rock (Papermaps, The Reason) dance (Bikini, Data Romance) or in-between (Dinosaur Bones).
I'm a big fan of enigmatic Minneapolis duo BNLX who are at the Rock Shop tonight (8PM) with Kaiser Cartel, Pretty Good Dance Moves and more. Actually, BNLX are now a trio, having just added a drummer to aid in their sonic assault. If you like Honey's Dead era JAMC but wished that Morrissey occasionally sung with them and covered Ice Cube, you are going to love them. Wear earplugs. Check out a couple tracks above and if you can't make it tonight BNLX play again tomorrow (10/20) at Rebel at 11PM.
And over at Webster Hall tonight are The Wombats, the 10th most popular show of CMJ week, at least by those who logged into CMJ's Sched site. I'll admit to liking early singles like "Moving to New York" but that they are filling Webster Hall now seems a bit inexplicable to me. They do know how to write a catchy chorus though.
Tonight's the Domino Records/Stereogum/Todd P party at 285 Kent with Twin Sister, John Maus, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Deradoorian... $10 though a CMJ badge will get you in for half that. Advanced tickets are now available at the venue for this show today.
At 13 Thames, you can catch Spanish Prisoners, Sun Glitters, Chrome Sparks, fthrsn and Bushwiccan. Spanish Prisoners brand new album, Gold Fools, is a free download on their Bandcamp this week only. It's definitely worth checking out.
At Death by Audio it's Talk Normal, Grass Widow, The Golden Awesome, Coasting and Brute Heart.
And DIY venue MHoW has The Arctic Monkeys.
Ok that's my picks for tonight. What am I missing? What are YOU going to see? Videos, flyers, streams, etc are below.
Black Lips have two shows coming up. On November 6th they play Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, but before that it's back to Webster Hall in NYC for a 10/29 Halloween weekend headlining show with openers Davila 666 & XRay Eyeballs. Tickets are still on sale for what is now being dubbed "Hell at the Hall." We're also giving away a pair! Contest details and the creepy show's new scary poster and frightening video invite, below...
DOWNLOAD: Gem Club - "Twins" (MP3)
J. Mascis at Hammerstein Ballroom in August (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Sub Pop/Hardly Art are presenting Lamefest II: Eclectic Boogaloo (aka their 2011 CMJ showcase) at Mercury Lounge on October 20. The lineup includes J. Mascis, Still Corners, Jacuzzi Boys, Gem Club, Xray Eyeballs, and special guests. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/9) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/7) at noon. Update: Here are the set times:
Special Guests- 1amYou can also catch Xray Eyeballs nine days later opening for Black Lips at Webster Hall (10/29). Davila 666 are also on the bill. Tickets are still available. They also play Death by Audio on September 13 with Grave Babies, Perpetual Ritual, and a "secret guest that have some monster head room." In possibly related news, Ganglians play the Rock Shop one night earlier.
J Mascis - 12am
Still Corners - 11pm
Memoryhouse - 10pm
Jacuzzi Boys - 9pm
Gem Club - 8pm
XRay Eyeballs- 7pm
Gem Club also play Glasslands on September 30 with Youth Lagoon and Gardens & Villa. They've recently released a new track, "Twins," off their upcoming LP Breakers. Grab an MP3 of that track above.
Jacuzzi Boys also play a Hardly Art CMJ party at 285 Kent on October 21 and the Bruise Cruise CMJ show on October 22. Venue and full lineup TBA.
Still Corners recently made a video for "Cuckoo." Check that out along with all dates below...
Wild Flag at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The first round of CMJ 2011 artists have been announced. The initial list includes Neon Indian (Webster Hall with Purity Ring), CSS (Webster Hall with EMA and MEN), Zola Jesus (KF and LPR), Wild Flag (Bowery Ballroom with Eleanor Friedberger and Hospitality), Metronomy (MHOW), Portugal. The Man (T5 with Givers and Alberta Cross), Viva Brother, Wombats, The Good Natured), Kvelertak, Handsome Furs, Memoryhouse, Pharoahe Monch, and more.
The Viva Brother show is on October 19 at Bowery Ballroom with 1,2,3 and Kitten. Tickets are on sale now (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge). All dates below.
The Wombats show is on October 19 at Webster Hall with The Postelles and The Good Natured. Tickets are on sale now (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge). All dates below.
"Patrick from Titus Andronicus just jumped into the crowd!
They are so good live." - Nikki S
"Eleanor Friedberger's solo stuff = awesome!
She's owning the 4Knots stage right now." - Anna Hyclak
"Oberhofer are clearly having a blast at #4knots ...
Fun day so far, especially when cloudy." - Bill
"Davilla 666 delivering good Stooges-punk buzz.
Crowd surfing spotted #4knots" - Jason Gross
"I don't know who Davila 666 are,
but they're burning it down at #4Knots." - Brendan HIlliard
The inaugural 4Knots Music Festival took place at South Street Seaport for most of the afternoon and early evening on Saturday (7/16).
Bands played on the usual Seaport outdoor stage while DJs were around the corner inside on Front Street (Dan Deacon and Yeasayer included). The festival was headlined by The Black Angels and Titus Andronicus and also included sets by Davilla 666 (pics HERE), Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces), and Mr. Dream (but not Obits). 4Knots acted as the replacement for Siren Fest, which sadly is no longer happening in Coney Island. 4Knots' lineup wasn't quite as impressive as past Siren lineups which were spread over two much bigger stages, but the festival still left a pretty solid impact on the downtown Manhattan crowd.
Eleanor Friedberger (by Chris)
4Knots was Eleanor's first show since releasing her solo debut Last Summer on Merge last week. According to New Beats:
"Aside from carrying a sound that kind of reminds one of the Velvet Underground's Loaded, some of the songs also possess a groove feel, particularly the mid-tempo "Glitter Gold Year." In addition to performing a majority of Last Summer's songs, Friedberger also threw in a few Fiery Furnaces tunes, including "Lost At Sea" and the punkish, power pop "Tropical Iceland.""Catch Eleanor in NYC again when she opens for Deerhunter at Webster Hall.
The crowd was the biggest that Brooklyn's own Oberhofer has ever played to, according to Brad Oberhofer, and they seemed to make a bit of buzz while they were there.
"Oberhofer, yes. I'd forgotten how soft-loud-soft prog meets math they are, but so precise and vicious, and in the best way. Singer Brad Oberhofer, (once a lowly intern at Matador), is the amazing piece of gut-instinctual-movement-punk behind said band. While tuning, he mentions, "I'm not used to this, I'm used to luxury cars," and during the set, "This song is dedicated to my grandmother, and all your grandmothers and grandfathers too."---
He says the right things to a crowd, and he and the whole band plays right along, and thus, it's a captivating show. Just listen to "Away From You" or "I Can Go", or any other track and you'll be transfixed." [Sentimentalist]
Titus Andronicus (by Amanda)
Titus Andronicus went on before The Black Angels, though according to the Village Voice, the upbeat punk crowd were possibly anticipating Titus even more.
"This was a Titus crowd, but how could it not be? The pier we stood on stands less than an hour's drive from the town of Mahwah, where frontman Patrick Sickles sings of spending his senior year on "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future." And if that wasn't enough, Sickles recalled a few Siren Fest memories between songs. I'm sure a few super-loyal fans were even using the show as an opportunity to even out the sunburn that coated the left side of their bodies as they screamed along to the free show the band played at the Williamsburg Waterfront on the other side of the East River a few weeks ago."Black Angels pics HERE. More pictures and videos from the rest of the fest below...
photos by Chris La Putt
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Rose and the Outs - Candy (Dinowalrus remix) (MP3)
Frankie Rose & band
Two days after The Radio Dept and Asobi Seksu played South Street Seaport and one day after 4Knots and just hours after Hospitality played the Fulton Stall Market, Frankie Rose, Woven Bones, Xray Eyeballs & Davilla 666 took over Beekman Beer Garden at the Seaport for a free Sunday show (last Sunday was Cheeseburger & next Sunday is Swirlies). More pictures from this one, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Davila 666 @ South Street Seaport
Puerto Rico garage rock band Davila 666 are taping a performance for MTV Iggy in NYC on Wednesday, July 20th. MTV is "casting 50 lucky fans to be audience members at this once-in-a lifetime taping." You can enter to be one of the lucky at MTV Iggy's Facebook.
It would be better if they were playing a live set again today (7/17), but, as previously mentioned, Davila 666 will be in the house only to DJ the free Sunday show at Beekman Beer Garden. The live sets of the day will be delivered by Xray Eyeballs, Frankie Rose and Woven Bones. If you haven't figured it out yet, Beekman Beer Garden is at South Street Seaport, right around the corner from where Davila played yesterday (7/16) as part of the 4Knots Festival. Our full coverage of the fest is coming soon, but meanwhile check out more pictures from Davila's wild set below...
Titus Andronicus last night @ Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Titus Andronicus (who played Terminal 5 last night with Okkervil River), Obits, and Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces) will join the previously announced Black Angels (who are listed as the headliner), Oberhofer, and Davila 666 on the lineup of the 4Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport on July 16th (from 1-8pm, rain or shine).
According to show sponsor Village Voice, this is the final lineup of bands, though more details are still TBA, like set times and DJS for the free outdoor show. 4Knots is the replacement for Siren Fest which is no longer happening in Coney Island.
Ted Leo isn't playing 4Knots, but he is playing a free kick-off show happening one week prior, July 9th, also at The Seaport. It'll be a 10th anniversary performance for Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.
The Black Angels have another show happening at Maxwell's on July 15th which goes on sale Friday.
Eleanor Friedberger also has a show coming up sooner as part of the Nothside Festival.
The 4Knots poster (as it looked before these bands got added), and all Ted dates, below...
Davila 666 at Cake Shop (more by Chris La Putt)
The previously discussed 4 Knots Music Festival has announced its initial lineup. The Village Voice-produced free show at the South Street Seaport on July 16th, which is sadly REPLACING Coney Island's Siren Festival (RIP), will feature appearances from The Black Angels, Davila 666, Oberhofer, and more TBA.
The Black Angels will return from an Australian tour in time for that Seaport show, and have a few other upcoming shows scheduled in cities in the Southwest, and festivals like Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and Bonnaroo. All Black Angels dates are below.
Davila 666 played NYC three times in the past month, at Knitting Factory, Cake Shop and in a wrestling ring (no bullshit). The former show featured appearances from Hunx & His Punx and Shannon & The Clams. Download/stream entire sets by all three (from two separate dates) at The Empty Bottle in Chicago below, alongside all tour dates.
photos by Chris La Putt, words by Andrew Frisicano
I'm pretty sure Davila 666, a six-piece rock outfit from Puerto Rico, don't have much stake in Mexican-American holidays. Regardless they obliged the attendees of Vice's Cinco de Mayo party/concert/open-bar on Thursday night, with a set of Spanish-language rock to the largely-inebriated-on-free-tequila crowd. The sound wasn't that great, and the guys do much better when not penned in by the ropes of a wrestling ring, but still, the band managed a set similar to their Cake Shop performance a few weeks back: all of the fast songs and very little filler. The live show doesn't sound much like their excellent new album, Tan Bajo, but that's ok, both are worth hearing.
After their gear got cleared away Silverio, a Mexican comedian/musician with a moptop and a shimmery suit, regaled the crowd with bawdy humor (also in Spanish), before introducing a pair of luchadores. The wrestlers grappled for a few minutes, drinks flying at them through the air, before spilling into the crowd to search for the culprits. Afterwards, they posed for pictures.
More pictures from the night, and some videos too, below...
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Chris La Putt
Hunx & friend @ Cake Shop, 4/20/2011
Davila 666 might have been the headliner, but it was Hunx's show Wednesday night at Cake Shop. Their set had the biggest, most amped-up crowd in the sweaty space, with plenty of dancing and shoving around. It started out with a bit of coy deception: a shirtless, fake Hunx (pencil thin mustache, biker hat and mop of black hair) in leopard print tights took the stage first, before introducing the real thing: Seth Bogart, wearing a similar costume--pink leggings and a biker jacket. Despite touring on Too Young To Be in Love, it was the songs from 2010's Gay Singles that were the real party-starters: "Good Kisser," "You Don't Like Rock & Roll" and others. It seemed like lead backup singer Shannon did some damage to her voice in the time since SXSW. During the opening Shannon and the Clams set, the pipes were stressed just enough, fuzzing through the Cake Shop's feeble speakers with a bit of grime, but during Hunx's set that turned into croaky warble. Not that Hunx's music really requires pin-point precision, but it seemed like she could use a bit of rest.
All of this isn't to say that Davila 666 was a let-down: the guys are pros at the beer-fueled throw-down. They tone it down a bit, and get into a whole range of weirder garage sounds, on their excellent new Tan Bajo, which is worth a listen.
I also caught a few songs by The Foxx, the glammy, power-pop project fronted by the Rondelles' Juliet Swango. It's not exactly a new group, but it seems like they've been making a push to play more shows lately (and Wikipedia says they're at work on an album). I've been enjoying the clips on their Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thefoxx), so hopefully more are on the way.
The Hunx/Shannon tour continues and hits Glasslands on April 23rd. Davila 666 play Knitting Factory that same night. Pictures from Davila's Cake Shop set are HERE. Pictures from the rest of the show are below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Davila 666 (who play Vassar tonight) played their first of three April/May NYC shows last night (4/20). It was originally two NYC shows, but now we know they're also playing a tequila-sponsored Vice event at Good Units on May 5th which is free with RSVP. Tickets are also still on sale for their April 23rd show happening at Knitting Factory. Last night's show was at Cake Shop with Hunx & his Punx and Shannon and the Clams. More pictures from Davila's set from that one, and all tour dates, are below...
"Davila 666 is a group of six badass Puerto Rican rockers who clearly enjoy the hell out of what they do. And when the band tapped the keg for their relentless garage pop party at Trailer Space on the closing Saturday of SXSW, the crowd was as infected by the members' swagger-and-shake energy as by the intensity of their hook-filled rock-n-roll. All driving melody and shout-along choruses, these songs get inside you and make you wanna get down and have a great time-which is exactly what their set was. And, once again, music crushes language barriers-I don't know what these dudes are sayin', but I sure like the sound of it." [Los Grillos Collective]Since leaving SXSW, Davila 666 have been busy playing shows as part of a big tour that brings them to NYC for shows at Cake Shop on April 20th and Knitting Factory on April 23rd. The Brooklyn show is with The Beets, and Xray Eyeballs.
And now Davila 666 have a new video for the song "Esa Nena Nunca Regresso". The clip, directed by Puro Vicio and funded by Scion AV, is making its first appearance in this post and comes from the band's new LP Tan Bajo which is out NOW via In The Red. Check it out below...
TV on The Radio at Roots Picnic 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tickets are still available for TV On The Radio's date with Radio City Music Hall on 4/13, and since we last spoke the band announce many more tour dates. They kick things off on 4/8 in Philly and all dates are listed below.
Those heading to Austin this month don't need to wait as long. Spin has announced their annual SXSW party (that Hole played last year) and the lineup includes TV on the Radio, The Kills, OMD, The Vaccines, OFF!, and the Smith Westerns on the main stage, with MNDR, Young the Giant, Dom, Electric Child, and 28 North holding down the indoor stage. Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Designer Drugs, and Anika man the 1's and 2's. It happens 12:30 - 6PM at Stubb's on Friday, 3/18 (about a block away from the TBA BrooklynVegan party happening that day - stay tuned!)
OFF! probably wont be off too much during SXSW. The Keith Morris-led band, in addition to the Spin party, the Pitchfork #OFFLINE party, and an official showcase, are also playing other shows including the just-announced MWTX fest (formerly Mess With Texas)! The free show goes down on 3/19 at The East Side Drive Inn (where Pitchfork's #OFFLINE festival will be the two days prior) and will feature appearances from The Dead Milkmen, Odd Future, !!!, Surfer Blood, The Dodos, Deer Tick, and many others. The full lineup so far is below. (and there's also BrooklynVegan parties this day, but MWTX runs much later, so you can do both!) (stay tuned for more about that).
This now makes three shows total for the Dead Milkmen who also have shows coming up in Brooklyn and Chicago.
All TVOTR tour dates, the MWTX lineup (thus far) and the flyer is below.
DOWNLOAD: Davilla 666 - Esa Nena Nunca Regreso (MP3)
Davila 666 have a new LP, Tan Bajo, due on March 1st via In The Red Records (that's it pictured above). The band celebrated the release of the LP in their hometown of San Juan last Friday, and the band will bring the party to America for a massive tour in March and April that kicks off in Florida, includes SXSW, and two NYC shows. The NYC dates are April 20th at Cake Shop and April 23rd at Knitting Factory.
Davila 666 are also playing 35Conferette (formerly NX35), "a walkable, 4-day music conference programmed in the heart of Denton, Texas' central business district March 10 - 13 2011". The Puerto Rican garage punks will join a lineup that includes Big Boi, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, Mavis Staples, !!!, and many many others. Check out the full lineup and wristband details at their site.
The band recently dropped a promo video for Tan Bajo. You can watch that with more info on the album and all tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Davila 666 - "Mala" (MP3)
Davila 666 at FYFest (more by Rachel Carr)
Davila 666 is not the latest Latin American black metal band, but they do share the same lo-fi aesthetic in their garage-y punk leanings. The Puerto Rican band recently released a digital-only EP Mala in preparation for the band's new LP due next year via In The Red. Dig on "Mala" above, which appears on both releases.
Davila 666 recently played FYFest and will play Knitting Factory in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/30) before the band jets to the beautiful island of Sardinia to kick off a month-and-a-half long European tour. Tickets are still available, or if you can't make it, you can stream video from the show in full. Full tour dates and some FYF live video is below...
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Chris Juarez & Rachel Carr
Local Natives & the crowd @ FYF Fest Saturday
Yesterday was FYF Fest. We know all the problems... The lines... And are addressing them now. In no way are we sleeping on these problems. The bands were amazing and the turn out was unreal. I'm speechless. -Sean Carlson & FYF FestThat's how the FYF Fest organizers started their post-fest email, which also outlined new, cheaper pricing to the three "fan fest" shows it hosted on Sunday in LA. For all the organizational problems on Saturday, FYF still managed to put on a highly enjoyable day of bands, around 37 total across three stages (plus a comedy tent), at LA State Historic Park.
The day's short sets kept you wanting more from nearly every act, many of whom played for a half hour or 35 minutes (which expanded in 5 minute increments up to an hour for the headliners). That made for tough decisions between overlapping sets. Ted Leo and band blew through their 45 minutes, and Titus Andronicus could've continued for another 35 at least with the momentum from their Monitor songs. Those two, along with Screaming Females, were part of what Ted Leo termed the "New Jersey Takeover" - three punk bands with Garden State roots who all played great sets at the fest.
Los Angeles represented with a number of notable hometown acts. Growlers, in grey facepaint, brought an earthy, ramshackle sound and lots of friends. Best Coast, Abe Vigoda, Local Natives and Ariel Pink also repped their hometown - the latter two with mezmerizing late afternoon sets.
Other acts brought some nice surprises. A chorus of kids, costumed as zombie versions of dead historical figures, backed Dead Man's Bones' Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields. The Blow introduced some of her new songs written for an unnamed celebrity (and played recognizable earlier songs too, including one "written with Sting...when [she] was 7"). And Big Freedia, the fest's only act with any trace of hip-hop, shocked the crowd with a short pre-headerliner dose of "Azz Everywhere."
There was plenty of garage rock (Thee Oh Sees brought the man responsible for their cover art, William Keihn, to play tambourine), punk and metal. A reunited Sleep, in New York this week, grinded away, as !!! had people shaking their ass on the sister stage. On the fest's third stage, hardcore band 7 Seconds reminisced about their first time in LA almost 30 years ago and lead a spirited circle pit. Add to those bands, breezy folk from AA Bondy, the jams of Warpaint and Delorean to name a few.
If FYF's organizers are a bit defensive above, it may be with good reason: the few critical organizational errors were fairly memorable. A long line at will call (an hour would be a short estimate) kept many waiting in the 90 degree sun while the first bands of the day (Magic Kids, Let's Wrestle and The Goat) could be heard starting in the distance. Water inside was also an issue, with limited access to free drinking water and bottled water at $4 (which, according to Noah Lennox, ran out).
By the end of the night, the two final acts - The Rapture and Panda Bear - set up on competing stages. Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox interspersed his dreamy lullabies with patches of noise and dissonance while videos and images that could be described only as "trippy" played behind him; I think your response to the set depended largely on your state of mind after the long day: exhausted or ready for a patience-testing string of songs and sounds. He and The Rapture provided, alternately, a place to dance or doze.
Unsane also played a rare runion set at the festival where Off! shared a bill with Lower Dens. School of Seven Bells, Davila 666, Cults and Ceremony were there too.
Read what Noah thought about his own set, HERE. More pictures from the entire day, below...