Entries tagged with: Death Cab for Cutie
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Ben Gibbard @ Beacon Theater - 4/29/12
NYC showed Ben Gibbard and his band Death Cab For Cutie much love during a recent three night run at Beacon Theater. Ben did not return that love in a recent article about baseball stadiums in Rolling Stone. Ben said:
PNC Park is by far the most beautiful park in all of baseball. The place feels so intimate and old-fashioned in all the best ways. I love the design of their out-of-town scoreboard. The views of downtown Pittsburgh and the bridges across the Allegheny River at night are spectacular. You can also buy a gigantic bucket of hot wings there that will stop your heart. The new Yankee stadium is by far the worst I've been to. It might look like the old one from the outside, but inside it's more like a gaudy, Long Island shopping mall than a ballpark. A classic example of what happens when people have too much money and very little taste. Plus, it tends to be full of Yankees fans.Ouch Ben, ouch.
We already posted timely pictures of nights one and two of Death Cab's three-night run (along with news of their continued tour that hits NJ next time). Here is a set of pictures we've been saving, from the third and final night at Beacon with Youth Lagoon. More of them below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
DCFC @ Beacon Theater
Death Cab For Cutie completed their 3-night run at Beacon Theater in NYC last night (4/29). You saw pictures and the setlist from the first night. Here's some pictures from the Saturday, the second night, along with news that Death Cab will return to the NYC-area to play the Wellmont Theater on July 19, 2012 as part of just-announced summer tour (tickets on sale Friday, 5/4, at noon, after a fan club pre-sale on 5/2). All dates and more pictures from Beacon, below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Ben Gibbard and Death Cab for Cutie are trying something different for a 2012 tour that kicked off Tuesday in Colorado, performing with the eight members of the Magik*Magik Orchestra -- six violins and two cellos.You saw last night's setlist. Check out more pictures from Friday's show at Beacon Theater, below...
That's the same group that appeared with Death Cab in its "Storytellers" episode on VH1, and helped add a deeper texture to last year's Codes and Keys. Still, Magik*Magik -- which has previously worked with Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, the Walkmen and the Dodos -- have become the principal storyline for a tour that [hits Beacon Theater in NYC three nights in a row this weekend].
The interesting part for concertgoers will be hearing some of the Death Cab's back catalog, including favorites like "Soul Meets Body," in this format. Gibbard admitted a little apprehension -- OK, a lot...
"It's a little terrifying," Gibbard tells HeyReverb. "There are so many variables. The entire show is a series of variables, for the first time in a long time. And that's a good thing. The first handful of shows, at least from our end, will be like walking through quicksand." [Something Else]
Death Cab For Cutie @ Beacon Theater (photo via thismeik)
While Jack White was at Webster Hall, Death Cab For Cutie played their first of three shows at NYC's Beacon Theater last night (4/27). Youth Lagoon opened like they will again Saturday and Sunday. We'll have pics and more later (update: pics HERE), but check out the Friday setlist, below...
By Bill Pearis
Minneapolis trio Now Now are currently on the road with The Naked & Famous, a tour which rolls into New York next week for a sold-out show on Wednesday (4/4) at Terminal 5. For those who want to see them in a less cavernous (yet still high-ceilinged) venue, Now Now play a headlining gig on Tuesday (4/3) at Cameo Gallery with Lightyear and Field Mouse. After their stint with the Naked & Famous, the band will then hook up with fun. who will be atTerminal 5 on June 15 and 16 (both sold out).
Now Now's second album, Threads, came out earlier this month on Chris Walla's Trans Records. As you might expect from a label run by a member of Death Cab for Cutie, Threads is expansive, ocean-sized, heart-on-sleeve pop. (You can fill in your own late '90s/early '00s sensitive genre names.) It's a big, ambitious record that sounds like it was built for places like Terminal 5 and, who knows, it may not be long before they are headlining there themselves.
You can stream a couple Threads tracks at the bottom of this post and watch the video for "Dead Oaks" as well. Or you can stream the whole album on Spotify. All Now Now tour dates are below too...
Death Cab at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
One. Two. Three shows at Beacon Theater in April. The new NYC show happens on Sunday, April 29th, and like at the other two, Youth Lagoon will be opening for Death Cab For Cutie who will be joined by The Magik*Magik Orchestra. Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday, 2/03, at noon. Low is not opening any of them.
Updated tour dates are listed below..
Low @ Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Tickets for Death Cab For Cutie's upcoming NYC show with Youth Lagoon at Beacon Theater on 4/27 go on AmEx presale at 11am today (1/25). They then go on a Bowery Presents presale on Thursday (1/26) at 11am (password: bowery). General sale begins Friday.
The NYC show is the first one that Youth Lagoon opens on Death Cab's tour which starts 15 days earlier with Low as main support, Maybe Low will add their own NYC show while in the area. For now they just play all the shows that are listed (including Philly on 4/25), below...
Death Cab for Cutie at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Death Cab For Cutie have just announced a tour that will take place this spring. The tour will see the band being joined on stage by San Francisco's Magik*Magik Orchestra (who often work with John Vanderslice too). All dates are listed below.
The tour hits the NYC-area
on April 24 at State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and (UPDATE: the initial dates Death Cab sent out have changed, and now there's no NJ show) at Beacon Theatre on April 27. The Beacon Theatre show, as well as every other North American date from 4/27 to the band's culminating hometown show at Seattle's Paramount Theatre (5/13) will be opened by Youth Lagoon, who has a headlining tour of his own that hits NYC for two sold out shows on 3/27 at Bowery Ballroom with Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) and 4/28 at MHOW.
Fan Club pre-sale for all dates on the tour begins Friday (1/20) at noon and includes regular pre-sale tickets and the option for a limited number of DCFC t-shirt and poster bundles. Tickets for the Beacon Theatre show go on sale Friday, 1/27 at noon.
All dates (now updated) below...
Thurston and Kim still trendsetters...
Just two years after tying the knot, Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard have separated, Deschanel's rep confirms to Us Weekly.In related news, She & Himhave a new Christmas album out . You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify.
"It was mutual and amicable," a source adds. "There was no third party involved."
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
"Amazing performances last night by Death Cab for Cutie and Frightened Rabbitat Williamsburg waterfront in BKLN. Thank you." - JW Byer
Death Cab for Cutie played Williamsburg Waterfront last night (8/20 with Frightened Rabbit as part of their tour together. Like they did at their Bowery Ballroom show in June, Death Cab played a lot of older stuff in their set, only touching on about half of the new album Codes and Keys.
The Death Cab/Frightened Rabbit tour continues through the end of this month, but tonight (8/3) Frightened Rabbit play their own headlining show at MHOW with Right On Dynamite while Death Cab tape an episode of Live From The Artists Den. Tickets are sold out.
Pictures, videos and setlist from last night's show below...
Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to San Francisco, CA on October 15 and 16. The lineup includes Cut Copy, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Flying Lotus, Death From Above 1979, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, St. Vincent, and many others. 2-Day passes go on sale Wednesday (7/27) 10 AM and single day tickets on Friday (7/29) at 10 AM.
Speaking of St. Vincent, if you haven't already, check out her new track at StrangeMercy.com. The full album is out September 13th via 4AD. More info and tour dates HERE. Still no info on tickets for her Met show.
Full Treasure Island lineup below...
Frightened Rabbit at Terminal 5 in November (more by Lionel Bergeron)
As mentioned, Frightened Rabbit are touring with Death Cab For Cutie. That tour brings them to Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn on August 2, one night before Frightened Rabbit will headliner their own show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/3) with Right On Dynamite! Tickets are on sale now for the more intimate show, and are still on sale for the Waterfront show too. FR continue their tour with Death Cab on August 5 in Philly. It runs through August 25.
People at Williamsburg Waterfront last year (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
This summer's Williamsburg Waterfront concert season begins this weekend with a free show on Saturday (6/11) (5:30pm doors). For what it's worth, that show is Coheed and Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Tigers Jaw, but it is free. It's also one of three currently announced free shows (there will be five free shows total, one of which will be classical music). The other two announced free events are Eugene Mirman and Pretty Good Friends (Patton Oswalt will be one of those friends!) and special musical guests They Might Be Giants on July 29, and a children's show with Moey's Music Party and Story Pirates (who recently hosted a benefit) on June 19 at noon.
Ticketed shows include Death From Above 1979, Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Bright Eyes, Thievery Corporation (with Dam-Funk & Master Blazter and Raphael Saadiq opening), TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes and more. Check out the full lineup with openers listed below...
The Dodos @ Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
today in NYC
* Sketchfest @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* The Quavers @ Barbes
* Keir Neuringer @ Sycamore
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Margaret Lancaster @ The Stone
* Ma'am, Resistor, Cholo @ Union Hall
* The Stooges Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Andrea Marcovicci, Jeff Harnar @ Town Hall
* The Cloud Room, Washington @ Mercury Lounge
* The Dodos, Gauntlet Hair @ Bowery Ballroom
* Brian Seymour, Alessi's Ark @ The Living Room
* Cults, Guards, Writer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Pillars and Tongues, Fazer, Daniel Higgs @ Zebulon
* DJ Quik, BFUNK, D-Money, Medefi @ Knitting Factory
* Alina Simone w/ guest Amanda Palmer @ Joe's Pub
* Bedouin Soundclash, Echo Movement @ Mercury Lounge
* Sean Bones, Yellowbirds, Hospitality @ Cameo Gallery
* Omegas, Burning Love, Dry Spell, DBCR @ The Acheron
* Ed Askew, The Black Swans, Zachary Cale @ Bruar Falls
* Zeelab, IKTUS Percussion Quartet @ Issue Project Room
* Heresy of the Human Spirit, Paul Metzger @ Other Music
* Chris Mills, Bird of Youth, Niall Connolly @ The Rock Shop
* Ikebe Shakedown, Bio Ritmo, Colin Brown Band @ Southpaw
* Peewonder-z, Ken South Rock, Blackcherry @ Death By Audio
* Brian Wilson (re-imagines Gershwin) @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Radical Dads, EULA, Gross Relations, Electric People @ Cake Shop
* Flower Orgy, The Hairs, Chains of Love, Teen Witch @ Shea Stadium
* Cowboy Mouth, Jonathan Batiste, Sharon Little @ Highline Ballroom
* big crazy free show in Central Park that Blondie (Debbie) is playing!
* Hop Along, Dead Ringer, Dangerous Ponies, Brick Mower @ Silent Barn
* Super Hi-Fi, The Young Things, Wormburner, Ume, House Bat @ Pianos
Dayglo Abortions, Verbal Abuse, 80HXC, Sexual Suicide, Runny @ Europa
* Steven Gosling, David Shively (The Music of Andrew Byrne) @ The Stone
* The Dead Exs, Golden Animals, The Fieros, Only Living Boy @ Bowery Electric
* Jay and The Birds, The Brew, My Pet Dragon, Matt Schofield @ Rockwood Music Hall
* B.T. Express, Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez @ Betsy Head Memorial Playground
* Tombs, A Storm of Light, PanzerBastard, Bastard Sapling @ The Studio
* In One Wind, The Building, Names of War, Pony of Good Tidings, Gym, Dear @ Littlefield
* Talib Kweli (DJ), Jamie Biden (DJ), Game Rebellion (LIVE), Amanda Diva (DJ), Ahficionados (DJ) @ Public Assembly
'This Week in Indie' coming soon.
Tonight's Figurines show at Mercury Lounge has been moved to August 18 and their 6/11 show at Knitting Factory to August 17. All tickets will be honored. Refunds available at point of purchase.
Jonny and Apex Manor @ Le Poisson Rouge @ is cancelled, though you can catch Apex Manor tomorrow.
Chris Bathgate plays with Apex Manor at the Rock Shop tomorrow. Chris Mills plays the Rock Shop tonight. Chris Garneu just played The Bell House with Keren Ann. Too many Chris's.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ Brooklyn Bowl is cancelled.
John Grant at Joe's Pub tonight is cancelled.
TONIGHT AT OTHER MUSIC:
HERESY OF THE FREE SPIRIT & PAUL METZGER: TONIGHT, THURSDAY, JUNE 9 @ 8:30PM---
Featuring Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalists Robbie Lee and Che Chen, Heresy of the Free Spirit plays Van Wissem's arrangements of lute compositions and improvisations that draw on early music, folk traditions, modern composition and noise. This special performance will be in support of the trio's new LP A Prayer for Light and Van Wissem's new solo album The Joy That Never Ends, followed by a set from Paul Metzger, whose singular brand of solo banjo music is equally influenced by American primitive, Indian raga, and Middle Eastern tonality.
DJ Quik plays his first of two Knitting Factory shows tonight. He's also got a new video for the song "Nobody" ft. Suga Free and Ty$. Check it out below.
Bonnaroo has begun, but it doesn't start streaming until Friday.
Bon Iver's new album is streaming now though.
BrooklynVegan presents Tombs & A Storm of Light at The Studio tonight. Flyer below...
Broken Social Scene have a new video for "Sweetest Kill." Check it out below.
Joe Jackson played "Steppin' Out" on Fallon last night with The Roots. Watch the video below.
Death Cab For Cutie played "You Are A Tourist" on Conan last night. Watch the video below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
"We're Death Cab for Cutie from Seattle, Washington," he had announced after a quick opener of three of their classics: "Bend to Squares," "The New Year" and "Why'd You Want to Live Here." "Thanks for coming out to this label showcase. We're trying to get a record deal tonight." Gibbard was clearly making a joke, but it also seemed like he's actually nostalgic for the days before his band was signed to a major label and selling out small shows like this one in a matter of minutes. It's hard not to be slightly cynical about this pose - the indie rocker professing to be horribly conflicted by his commercial success - but it was also a reminder about how much Gibbard's life actually has changed since he started Death Cab in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. [Rolling Stone]Death Cab For Cutie returned to Bowery Ballroom (the first place I ever saw them play a bunch of years ago) on Wednesday (6/1) with The Lonely Forest as part of their 'Underplay' tour. They played a 26 song set (encore included) which consisted mainly of older material and about half of the recently released Codes and Keys. The full setlist is below.
If you weren't able to get into the too-small venue, you can catch Death Cab with Frightened Rabbit at the much larger Williamsburg Waterfront on August 2, part of a larger tour for the two bands. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are still available.
Check out more pictures and the full setlist from the Bowery show, below...
Death Cab For Cutie @ Bumbershoot 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
Death Cab For Cutie @ the Woodies in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Death Cab For Cutie @ McCarren Pool 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Creep @ Knitting Factory
* Eve Beglarian @ The Stone
* Nick Didkovsky @ The Stone
* Hiroya Tsikimoto @ Sycamore
* Phish @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* Loudness @ BB King Blues Club
* Marc Maron @ The Bell House
* Martin Sexton @ City Winery
* Bettye Lavette @ Cafe Carlyle
* The Radiators @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Sarah Bernstein Unearthish @ Barbes
* Frank (Just Frank) @ Home Sweet Home
* Lovers, Air Waves, My Gay Banjo @ Union Hall
* The Flying Eyes, The Vanedelles @ Cake Shop
* Zack Rettoun, Jenni Arnau @ Pete's Candy Store
* McCoy Tyner Trio, Savion Glover @ Highline Ballroom
* Zs, Dead Western, Starring, Sam Mickens @ Silent Barn
* Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, Joey Baron @ Blue Note
* Death Cab For Cutie, The Lonely Forest @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ghost, Sabbath Assembly, Natur @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Maryanna Sokol, Alexa Wilkinson, Maia Vida @ Living Room
* Man Man, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Poundcake, Erik Deutsch Band, Amy Miles, Jem Warren @ Bowery Electric
* Cobraman, Roger Alan Wade, Jonny Corndawg, Danjaboots V1.1 @ Mercury Lounge
* Oren Bloedow's Servants Of The Worm, Plastic Spoon, Smokey Hormel Trio @ Littlefield
* Sergio Ortega, The Majorleans, Leslie Mendelson, Derek James & The Lovely Fools, Malcolm Gold, Michael Ferraiuolo, Julian Velard, The Orion Experience, Amadeus Hoseart (aka Ari Hest?) @ Rockwood Music Hall
The free Creep show at Knitting Factory tonight is a "Real L Word" launch party.
Liturgy play Knitting Factory tomorrow.
Death Cab For Cutie play an intimate show at Bowery Ballroom tonight. They return and play Williamsburg Waterfront as part of a larger tour with Frightened Rabbit this summer. You can stream their new album 'Codes And Keys' in its entirety at NPR. Their video for new song "You are a Tourist" can be watched below...
Death Cab For Cutie at Radio City Music Hall (more by Eric M. Townsend)
In addition to the previously-announced "limited 13 date run" of small venues in support of Codes & Keys, Death Cab For Cutie have announced a larger set of North American dates taking place later in the summer. Those include an NYC show at a venue a little bit bigger than (the way sold-out) Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on fan presale on 4/29 and general sale Friday May 6th for DCFC at Williamsburg Waterfront on August 2nd with Frightened Rabbit who open a bunch of shows on the tour (as you can see in the list of dates below).
The Lonely Forest are Death Cab's tour-openers during the small-venue part. They play the sold out Bowery show, but you can catch them in NYC even sooner: they play NYC this Friday night, 4/29, with the Joy Formidable at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available. All dates from that tour are also below.
DCFC will also appear on a forthcoming episode of VH1's Storytellers (airing 5/27) and recently posted a trio of songs from their new album to soundcloud. Stream all three below alongside all dates below...
Death Cab for Cutie's seventh LP is on the way. Codes and Keys, pictured above, will be released by Atlantic Records on May 31 which is around the time the band will be on the road for a limited 13 date run dubbed the 'Underplay' tour. After playing the sold out Sasquatch on 5/28, DCFC will in head to NYC for an 'underplay' at the too-small Bowery Ballroom on June 1st with The Lonely Forest who also open more dates on the tour. SPIN says that "ticket pre-sale for fan club members begins on March 24, with general sales on March 26."
All dates, the new LP track listing and some videos, below...
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie sang the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies playoff game in San Francisco that is happening right now (go Yanks!). Video below...
Beast @ CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Lady Gaga was nominated five times. Considering her rocket to fame over the last year, many were expecting more for her. But at least the contests are going to be really interesting: Beyoncé, [Taylor] Swift and Lady Gaga are going head to head in three of the most important categories: album, record and song of the year. Will one of them sweep, or will the lady vote be split?Neko Case, Imogen Heap, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups, David Byrne, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are some of the other familiar names in the list of Grammy nominees this year. As Ben Sisario in the NY Times alludes, the nominations are a complete joke and predictable... but fun to look at anyway. Nobody expects Animal Collective to get picked, despite their soon-to-be status of being one of the highly rated artists of the year (and decade maybe).
One of the usual complaints about the Grammys is that it over-rewards older, established, familiar acts at the expense of newer, fresher ones. MGMT, the Brooklyn synth-rock duo, was nominated for best new artist, a big coup although not unexpected. But some of the shoulda-been names that have been circulated and Tweeted: Grizzly Bear, another acclaimed Brooklyn group; Regina Spektor, a young New York songwriter who started in the underground and has found some mainstream popularity; Diane Birch, a young soul-style singer, just the revivalist type the Grammys usually adore; and the Decemberists, an alt-folk-rock band from Portland, Ore., that released an ambitious concept album this year. [NY Times]
One surprise (for me anyway) came this year in the video category. Montreal's Beast were nominated for "Mr. Hurricane". That video with a list of some of the other nominees, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Indie darlings Matt & Kim kicked off the show -- which celebrates the year's best music as determined by MTVu's college-centric audience -- with an energetic performance of their breakout single "Lessons Learned." Later, the duo returned to accept their Best Video Woodie award.Cyndi presented an award with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester who also recently made an appearance at the Weezer (and Matt & Kim) show on Halloween that was sponsored by RXP aka the Matt Pinfield station. Matt was also at the Woodies as was Diplo who was DJing and David Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Janelle Monae, Dave 1 from Chromeo, and Mary Louise Parker. Matt and Kim didn't get naked like they do in their winning video (their second MTV win for that video), but their backup singers did strip down to their underwear.
"We've had one heck of a year," said Matt Johnson, before counterpart Kim Schifino leapt into the crowd.
Additional performers included veteran alt-rockers Death Cab for Cutie, who rocked the audience with its "New Moon" soundtrack single "Meet Me on the Equinox," as well as Passion Pit, the Dead Weather and Clipse, who were joined onstage by fellow rappers Cam'ron and Rick Ross.
Presenter highlights came from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and pop prankserts 3OH!3. Wentz rolled onto the stage holding a red Solo cup, while 3OH!3 gave a nod to Lady Gaga by dressing in her various VMA outfits. Asher Roth, will.i.am, and surprise guest Cyndi Lauper also presented awards. [Billboard]
The Dead Weather also played a show one day before the Woodies in Brooklyn. The Woodies air December 4th at 10pm. More pictures from the event (11/18 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC), below...
The Dead Weather @ Home Sweet Home in July (more by Ryan Muir)
The Dead Weather will be performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, November 17th. The show, happening one day before the group plays the mtvU Woodie Awards at Roseland Ballrom, is currently the only gig on their schedule. Tickets for the show will go on presale for subscribers of The Vault, the online club run by Third Man Records, starting Tuesday, November 10th at noon. General sale starts Friday, November 13th at noon. There will be a two ticket limit, will call only.
At the mtvU Woodie Awards, at Roseland Ballroom on November 18th, the band will perform their Woodie-nominated video song, "Treat Me Like Your Mother." That's posted below. Also on the bill are Death Cab For Cutie (doing their Twilight song "Meet Me on the Equinox") and Matt and Kim. The event will be broadcast on December 4th.
The Dead Weather video and this year's Woodie Nominees are posted below...