Entries tagged with: Daytrotter
by Bill Pearis
Murals @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Louisville, Kentucky's dreamy Murals had a productive 2012, releasing their lovely debut album, A Passing Cloud, and toured constantly, including a slew of CMJ performances (including one of our day parties). The band recently recorded a Daytrotter session which went up today and includes a couple nice new songs. The band also gave us a list of "the 10 best things we encountered in 2012" that is mostly music (and almost none of it released recently) with a movie or two in there as well. Check that out below.
Murals have more shows coming up, including a few dates on the previously announced Widowspeak (who have a new album out this month) tour. Their dates together include the previously discussed NYC show which happens on January 22 at Mercury Lounge with Prince Rupert's Drops and Alex Laliberte of Vensaire. Tickets for that show are still available.
Murals' best-of list and a list of all tour dates below...
There won't be a live stream, but Engadget will be live blogging the Apple event today at 1pm EST (10am Pacific)...
"...this isn't just any Apple event. Not only is it the long-rumored and much delayed unveiling of the iPhone 5, it will also mark the first Apple event with new CEO Tim Cook at the helm since Steve Jobs resigned in August. All eyes are on Cupertino to see what Apple's got in store, and how it will all play out. Here's what to expect....MadeMan.com lists the "10 Best iPhone Apps For Hipsters". They have Daytrotter on there. Hype Machine also now has an app.
...The iPhone 5, after all, is coming months after it was originally expected, and it's Apple's flagship product. While rumors have predicted everything from a complete redesign to a WiMax 4G model over the past year, a consensus has emerged on what will probably be unveiled in Cupertino today.
The next iPhone will look a lot like the last one. It'll be an incremental upgrade, design-wise, and won't be called the iPhone 5 ("iPhone 4S" appears to be the leading candidate for the name). The processor will be the Apple A5, the same chip found in the iPad 2, and it'll sport an 8-megapixel camera. There's virtually no chance it'll have LTE connectivity or an NFC chip, but the AT&T version will support HSPA+ 21 networks.
If the name of the event is any indication, voice recognition will factor highly as a new feature. Last year Apple acquired Siri, a company that makes voice-to-text software, and some blogs have reported that the next iPhone will have much more extensive voice control than previous models, essentially bestowing the user with a "personal assistant."
Changing the game even more will be the addition of Sprint to the U.S. carriers that offer the phone. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Sprint is paying billions to get the iPhone in order to keep its customers from defecting. (Of course, there's always the crazy, out-of-left-field rumor that Sprint will exclusively get the iPhone 5 while AT&T and Verizon get the iPhone 4S, for whatever that's worth.) When will it be on store shelves? Best guess: Oct. 21. iPhone launches are always on Fridays, typically two to three weeks after the unveiling. Happy Halloween. [PC Mag]
After moving their show from upstate to Brooklyn Bowl which was then followed by a 50% reduction in ticket price, Saturday's Daytrotter show is now not happening at all, as the bowling alley venue has cancelled all Saturday and Sunday shows "due to the hurricane. Ticket refunds will be offered." No bowling or food on those days either. Affected artists include JBM, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Des Ark, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Loom, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra and (DJ) Talib Kweli.
Daytrotter's Monday show at the Living Room is still on though, and you can head to Brooklyn Bowl tonight (8/26) for a free show by Slowdance. The Dex Romweber Duo and Birds of Avalon show tonight was also cancelled, but that was a coincedence.
Cerebral Ballzy at the Acheron in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Daytrotter is presenting the 'Barnstormer 5,' the website's first East Coast tour, at the end of this month into early September. Various bands play on various dates from New Hampshire to Iowa. All dates are listed below.
As of today, the tour hits NYC twice. First on August 27 at Brooklyn Bowl (instead of Ghent, NY where the show was originally scheduled) with JBM, We Are Augstines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Des Ark, Christopher Paul Stelling, and The Loom. Then again on August 29 at The Living Room with Cerebral Ballzy (??!?), Princeton, Guards, and We Are Augustines. Tickets, not cheap, are available for the whole tour including both NYC dates, but we are also giving away a pair of tickets to each NYC show. Details on how to win, with all dates (most with White Rabbits and some with Deer Tick), below....
photos by Ryan Barkan
We missed the openers, but here's a set of pics from Ra Ra Riot-remixing Anamanaguchi's Friday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (their first in NYC since Blip Fest). Their set included a mix of old and new songs including some that appear on their new Daytrotter session. The all ages crowd kept busy by stagediving and throwing glowsticks.
Catch the 8-bit rock band in September in Philly at Popped Music Fest. More pictures from the Brooklyn show, including a shot of the setlist, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Josh T Pearson in Brighton
We are happy to announce that Josh T Pearson will bring his engaging set to Joe's Pub on June 10th, a BrooklynVegan presentation. The show, his only scheduled U.S. date, will be his first back in North America since playing SXSW. tickets are on sale.
Josh recently recorded a Daytrotter session, performing "Woman When I've Raised Hell", "Sweetheart, I Ain't Your Christ", "Country Dumb" and "Sorry With A Song/By The Rivers of Babylon" from his new LP Last of the Country Gentlemen. Listen at the Daytrotter site
"...and he didn't disappoint. A very intriguing figure, returning after a ten year absence (when his band Lift To Experience broke up) he was playing songs from his acclaimed solo album. Heavily bearded and downbeat he stood alone on the stage and his country tales were beautifully sung and played with real intent on a surprisingly noisy acoustic guitar. Between songs he was more talkative than I'd expected and told some dry jokes, which were mainly at the expense of musicians. It was a powerful and mesmerising set and a great way to end the day." [Neon Filler]The day in question was Friday, May 13th, and pictures from that show at the Pavillion are in this post. More of them, and some other dates too, below...
DOWNLOAD: Nathaniel Rateliff - Early Spring Till (MP3)
& The Wheel @ BV CMJ at MHOW (more by Vincent Cornelli)
UPDATE: It's official. No more "The Wheel". (just Nathaniel Rateliff) (there's still a full band - just no more "The Wheel" in the name).
He has a great new record, In Memory of Loss, coming out on April 27th on Rounder Records (cover art below), and more shows on the way. Most of his upcoming shows - ones with Low Anthem, a Daytrotter Barnstormer tour (aka Delta Spirit, Ra Ra Riot, Pearly Gate Music, and Free Energy playing in barns) and Tallest Man on Earth - are in the Midwest. He comes east for shows around the beginning of June, and will play a pair of NYC gigs: (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 2nd and Union Hall on June 3rd. Tickets for LPR are on sale. Union hall tix are TBA.
His former tourmate Laura Marling (who the Wheel also backed on some songs at the shows) will be in NYC for a pair of shows this May on her upcoming tour.
All tour dates and video of Nathaniel Rateliff at SXSW, LPR and playing from and talking about his new album are below...
photos by Katherine Feldhouse
Deastro played Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (6/10). It was the first of their two NYC appearances this week. The second is part of the Ghostly Northside show happening at Studio B tonight (6/12). Before reaching NY, the band stopped into Daytrotter to record a session. After NY, they have a bunch more dates lined up.
More pictures from Mercury Lounge below...
photos by Jonny Leather
Ponytail is a 4-piece art rock band formed in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on the label We Are Free. Their sound has been compared to Deerhoof as well as Ecstatic Sunshine, due to the band's experimental guitar work and unique vocal stylings. The band has toured internationally, with bands such as Battles, Hella, Don Caballero, High Places and others. They have released two albums, Kamehameha, and Ice Cream Spiritual. They were named "Best Live Band" by Baltimore City Paper in September 2007 and "Best Band" in September 2008.[Wikipedia]Nick Masi and I had to put together this feature for our Sirius-XMU show at the end of December (it ran in early January). They asked us to name "Best Live Band of 2008" among other things. It's hard to pick stuff like that, but we finally agreed on Ponytail for that award too. I realize that some people think exactly the opposite.
Ponytail brought it to The Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday night (1/23). Download an ACOUSTIC session they did for Daytrotter (if you haven't already). See more pictures from the Brooklyn show and all tour dates, below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
DOWNLOAD: Peasant - the Wind (MP3)
Peasant has announced a tour that includes stops to record for Daytrotter, WOXY, the new Laundromatinee (brought to us by the man behind My Old Kentucky Blog), and JamNow, as well as a few NYC shows. The last time I saw Peasant was his solo appearance upstairs at the BrooklynVegan party at Pianos during CMJ. Unfortunately it was during a crazy time, so I don't remember that much of his set... you kind of need to be sitting down and paying attention to his Elliott Smith-like jams. More pictures from that show, and all tour dates below...