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Ben Gibbard on The Colbert Report
Ben Gibbard Colbert

Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman Ben GIbbard appeared on The Colbert Report last night (1/10) to perform the song "Bigger Than Love" off of his 2012 solo album, Former Lives. Ben brought out fellow Tom Scharpling associate Aimee Mann to play bass, sing the first verse, and join Ben on vocals in the chorus. They were also joined by Aimee's pal Ted Leo on guitar and Jon Wurster on drums. Ben also did a solo acoustic performance of "I'm Building a Fire," and like Stephen Colbert's other musical victims, he was interviewed on the show too. You can watch videos of both songs and the interview below.

PREVIOUSLY: Postal Service reunion in the works

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Postal Service

Ben Gibbard at HiFi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard, who released his solo debut, Former Lives, this year, will be teaming up with novelist Ron Currie Jr. (who authored God Is Dead, Everything Matters!, and will publish Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles on February 7) for a night of conversation and music in NYC at Strand Book Store on January 9 from 7-8 PM. Ron will be previewing his forthcoming novel at the event and Ben will be performing solo acoustic songs. You can gain entry by purchasing a copy of Everything Matters!, God Is Dead, or a $15 Strand gift card at Strand's site.

Ben recently recorded a Twelve Days of Fretboard session where he performed "A Hard One to Know" from Former Lives and was also interviewed. The video of that session is below.

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Ben Gibbard at Hi-Fi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben GIbbard, who played a single intimate show in NYC during CMJ, kicked off his tour with Advance Base in Minneapolis last week and they're set to hit NYC TONIGHT (11/5) at Town Hall. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Ben also just recently released a video for "Teardrop Windows" off of his debut album, Former Lives (out now via Barsuk), which was directed by Tom Scharpling, who also recently directed videos for Aimee Mann, Nude Beach, and others. The video stars comedian Kurt Braunohler, who plays a record label executive that tries to turn Ben into a "bad boy." Check out that video and an updated list of dates below.

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Ben Gibbard w/ Death Cab at Beacon Theater in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his solo debut LP, Former Lives, this Tuesday (10/16) via Barsuk and he'll play an invite-only record release show in NYC during CMJ on the day of the release (10/16) at HiFi Bar (169 Avenue A, formerly Brownies where Death Cab played way back when). Bird of Youth singer Beth Wawerna is opening the show. Again, there are no tickets available to the public for this show but Ben is giving list spots away on his Facebook.

After this release show, Ben will kick off a previously discussed tour, which Advance Base supports. That tour hits NYC on November 5 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Ben was also on Fallon this past Friday (10/12) to play "Teardrop Windows" and "Oh, Woe" off of Former Lives. You can watch videos of those two performances, stream Former Lives in its entirety, and check out an updated list of all upcoming dates, below.

Continue reading "Ben Gibbard playing private NYC record release show before tour, played Fallon (updated dates, video & LP stream)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Death Cab for Cutie at Firefly Music Festival - 7/22/12
Death Cab

As mentioned, Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard will release his solo debut LP, Former Lives, on October 16 via Barsuk. Around the same time, he'll support the album with a tour which hits NYC for a show at Town Hall on November 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 11 AM with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/25) at noon. A Death Cab fan club presale also begins on Wednesday (7/25) at noon and an artist presale will be available to the general public on Thursday (7/26) at 10 AM. The tour hasn't been announced in full yet, but more dates will be revealed soon.

Ben still hasn't released any of the material from Former Lives, but he did just put out a new song called "Ichiro's Theme" in honor of Ichiro Suzuki, who used to play for the Mariners in Seattle where Ben is from, and is now a New York Yankee (who Ben hates). You can listen to that song below.

Meanwhile, Death Cab have been continuing to make their way around the US and just hit Delaware's Firefly Music Festival and Montclair, NJ for a show at Wellmont Theatre with Surfer Blood. More pictures and the setlist from their set at Firefly are below.

Continue reading "Death Cab played Firefly Music Fest (pics, setlist); Ben Gibbard wrote a song for Ichiro Suzuki, releasing LP, playing Town Hall"

Surfer Blood in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Surfer Blood

As mentioned L.E.S. rock club Cake Shop is going through some tough financial times and have started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money to stay alive. There's seven days left on that campaign and the venue is 63% of the way there. If they don't reach their target, they won't get any of the money raised, so show your support -- we need Cake Shop around!

Meanwhile, Cake Shop has had some benefit shows like the one earlier this month where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were the secret headliner.

The venue is throwing another benefit show this Thursday (7/19) with Grand Rapids, Shark? and a headliner listed as "extra secretly special band (bring yr wakeboard and some band aids!)." Hmm. $12 - 20 sliding scale cover.

In other news, Surfer Blood opens for Death Cab at Wellmont Theatre that night (7/19) (sold out) and also plays with Grand Rapids at Maxwell's on July 23 (tickets).

And in more related news, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard will release his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 16 via Barsuk in the US and a day earlier in Europe via City Slang. The album was recorded at Aaron Espinoza's (Earlimart) studio, The Ship. Some tour dates in support of the release are TBA.

Firefly

Firefly Music Festival goes down in Dover, Delaware from July 20-22 (which is only about a three hour drive from NYC). The lineup includes Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, The Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, The Felice Brothers, Mariachi El Bronx, Silversun Pickups, Lupe Fiasco, The Head and the Heart, Heartless Bastards, The Killers, John Legend, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now, and camping is available.

No schedule yet, but the full announced lineup is below...

Continue reading "Firefly Music Fest happens in Delaware --- 2012 dates & lineup (Jack White, Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab & more)"

Surfer Blood at Paramount Theater in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood have been added as an opener to a portion of Death Cab for Cutie's upcoming tour, including the NJ show at Wellmont Theatre on July 19. That show is sold out, but you can catch Surfer Blood at their own, smaller show in Jersey on July 23 at Maxwell's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Surfer Blood posted a cover of Raspberries' "Go All The Way" to their soundcloud page last month. You can stream that below, along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Surfer Blood opening for Death Cab; playing Maxwell's (dates)"

photos by Joe McCabe

Ben Gibbard @ Beacon Theater - 4/29/12
Death Cab for Cutie

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...

Continue reading "Ben Gibbard disses Yankee Stadium, played 3 nights @ Beacon Theater with Youth Lagoon (here's the last set of pics)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

DCFC @ Beacon Theater
Death Cab for Cutie

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...

Continue reading "Death Cab For Cutie played 3 nights @ Beacon Theater (pics), add more tour dates (one at Wellmont in NJ)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Death Cab for Cutie

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.

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]

You saw last night's setlist. Check out more pictures from Friday's show at Beacon Theater, below...

Continue reading "Death Cab & Youth Lagoon @ Beacon Theater (night 1 pics)"

Death Cab For Cutie @ Beacon Theater (photo via thismeik)
Death Cab

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...

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By Bill Pearis

Now Now

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...

Continue reading "Now Now released 'Threads,' playing Cameo, touring with The Naked & Famous and fun. (dates)"

Death Cab at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
DCFC

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..

Continue reading "Death Cab For Cutie add 3rd NYC show w/ Youth Lagoon (updated dates)"

Youth Lagoon @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago (more by Chris Hershman)
YL

April 27 sold out this morning shortly after going on sale. Tickets for are on sale now for a new show on April 28.

Low @ Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Low

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...

Continue reading "Low touring with Death Cab For Cutie (whose NYC show has 2 more presales this week)"

Death Cab for Cutie at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Death Cab for Cutie

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.

In other news, Death Cab's recent taping at Brooklyn Museum for the PBS series Live from the Artist's Den, will begin airing on PBS February 17.

All dates (now updated) below...

Continue reading "Death Cab For Cutie collaborating w/ Magik*Magik Orchestra on 2012 tour w/Youth Lagoon (dates)"

Zooey

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.

"It was mutual and amicable," a source adds. "There was no third party involved."

In related news, She & Himhave a new Christmas album out . You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify.

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

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...

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St Vincent

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...

Continue reading "Treasure Island Fest announces 2011 lineup, includes St. Vincent (who recently released a new song)"

DCFC

You can enter to win tickets to the show which happens the day after they play Williamsburg Waterfront.

Frightened Rabbit at Terminal 5 in November (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

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)
Williamsburg Waterfront

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...

Continue reading "Williamsburg Waterfront opens this weekend, here is the full updated summer schedule"

The Dodos @ Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
Dodos

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.
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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.

What else?

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