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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at Glasslands in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Avey

Animal Collective's Avey Tare has been playing with his band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks (which also includes ex-Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman) for a while now, and they've finally announced their debut album, Enter the Slasher House, which is due out April 7 via Domino. They've also revealed the first single, "Little Fang," which you can listen to, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks will also be going on a tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, leading up to their appearance at Austin Psych Fest. That tour hits NYC on April 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.

All dates are listed, along with the new song, artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks announce debut LP & tour w/ Dustin Wong (dates & stream)"

photos by James Richards IV

Deradoorian at Riviera Theatre on 10.17.2013
Animal Collective, Deradoorian

(Angel) Deradoorian is out on the road with Animal Collective and playing new songs which she'll be recording soon. That tour hit the Riv in Chicago on 10/17. Animal Collective pics on BV Chicago. Angel pics in this post.

The tour ends with a sold out Philly show on 10/27, and then Angel plays her own show here in NYC at Pianos on October 29 with Diane Coffee and Japanese singer/songwriter Tavito Nanao. All dates and more pictures, below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian on the road with Animal Collective, playing Pianos in NYC (pics & dates)"

Tavito Nanao

Tavito Nanao is a singer-songwriter that represents the new flow of music in Japan. He has led the Japanese music scene since his debut with many controversial works including the 3-disc "911FANTASIA," in which he depicted the world since Apollo 11's landing on the moon to 2051, many years after the Iraq War. He also continues to surprise audiences with his one and only live performances. Overground, he is known as a gifted melody-maker, while underground, he organizes one of the largest improvisation events in Japan. The Hyakunin-kumite ("karate kata with 100 people") event, in which Nanao goes one-on-one in improvisation with all performers of the night, is a very popular event that attracts audiences by the thousand each time.
What do Dirty Projectors, Foxygen, and Guardian Alien all have in common? Well, current or former members of each band are sharing a stage with Japanese singer/songwriter Tavito Nanao for his first two NYC shows next week. Diane Coffee (the project of Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, who was also a voice actor on "Kim Possible" as a child), and Deradoorian (former Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian) will be playing with Nanao for his NYC debut at Pianos on October 29.

Then Eartheater (aka Alexandra Drewchin of Greg Fox's band, Guardian Alien, who have an A/V show coming up), will be joining him for his second-ever NYC show at Cake Shop on October 30 with Greg Barris and The Forgiveness and Bodega Bay. Tickets to the Pianos show are on sale now, but no advance tickets for the Cake Shop show. Check out the flyer for both below.

For Diane Coffee, the Pianos show is the first date on their tour which runs through late November. All dates on that tour are listed below. It's also the day (10/29) that their debut album, My Friend Fish, is being released via Western Vinyl. You can stream that album's single, "Hymn," which is a similar type of psychedelia to Foxygen, below.

Meanwhile, Foxygen play their second of two NYC shows tonight (10/22) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are sold out.

In other related news, Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth plays a previously discussed show at The Met on November 1. Tickets to that show are still available.

All Diane Coffee tour dates are listed, along with videos and more, below...

Continue reading "Japanese artist Tavito Nanao playing first-ever NYC shows w/ Diane Coffee (mem. Foxygen), Deradoorian & more (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Avey Tare's Slasher Flick at Glasslands - 6/17/13
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

After Animal Collective played Governors Ball and Bonnaroo, AnCo member Avey Tare made his way back to NYC for a show at Glasslands on Monday (6/17) with his new trio, Avey Tare's Slasher Flick. Joining Avey in the trio is former Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman, who has played in Ponytail, Boredoms, and with Dan Deacon. The material was along the lines of Avey's solo album, Down There, and Strawberry Jam/Centipede Hz-style Animal Collective. You can listen to a recording of one of the songs they played at the Glasslands show below, and download audio of the entire show at Two Sails. A full set of pictures from the show are in this post too.

The show was opened by electronic musician Co La, who also has upcoming shows with Ryan Power and with Joan of Arc. More pictures of both artists below...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flick & Co La @ Glasslands (pics, audio)"

Deradoorian @ Our Heart Ached for Syria SXSW 2013 benefit (more by Tim Griffin)
Deradoorian

As mentioned, Nightlands tour will hit NYC at the end of the month for a show at Mercury Lounge on May 29. The night has become more enticing as Deradoorian will be opening and promises to debut a few new songs. Tickets are still available. Her only other show at the moment is opening for Animal Collective at Washington DC's 9:30 Club on June 10.

Nightlands, meanwhile, have added a few shows since we last posted about them -- including a stop at North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival -- and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Deradoorian opening for Nightlands at Mercury Lounge"

Real EstatE

To quote Todd P:

Wednesday October 19th @ 285 KENT AVE
:: DOMINO RECORDS / STEREOGUM / SOFTWARE party
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $10 | all ages
He hasn't listed any acts yet, but Domino just announced that both Twin Sister and Deradoorian will be on the bill in addition to DJ sets from Animal Collective members Geologist & Deakin. Full lineup TBA.

It would seem like one of the bands they're not listing yet is Real Estate, who are signed to Domino, though Real Estate do need to be in Germany to start a tour just one day later, and they are playing a a free NYC show right before CMJ (their "only NYC performance" until November according to the invite)...

Real Estate will perform LIVE at the historic Astoria Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden.

Celebrate the release of Days with Real Estate, friends and the finest selection of beer in NYC.
Real Estate's ONLY NYC performance until their headlining show at Bowery Ballroom in November!
Hope to see you there!

REAL ESTATE 'DAYS' RELEASE PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

4 PM @ BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN

29-19 24TH AVENUE
ASTORIA, NY

The Bowery Ballroom show they're talking about is also part of Real Estate's previously announced tour with Big Troubles.

UPDATE: The Domino CMJ showcase will announce exactly two more acts, and it has a flyer which you can look at below...

Continue reading "Domino CMJ showcase happening at 285 Kent, Real Estate playing a free show Saturday & other dates"

Deradoorian

The Advance Base tour arrives in NYC tonight (8/30), hitting Death by Audio where (Angel) Deradoorian (of the Dirty Projectors) will play a headlining set on a bill that also includes Sam Mickens Ecstatic Showband & Revue. It should be a (slow) rockin' (and at times jivin') good time.

It's one of three shows the Strokes-covering Deradoorian has coming up on the east coast. They are all listed below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian schedules shows (Death By Audio tonight)"

by Andrew Sacher

Stroked

New album STROKED: A Tribute to Is This It, as the title hints, is a tribute to The Strokes' massively influential debut Is This It. The album was released for free on Stereogum today (7/26). They write:

Is This It was recorded in NYC at Transporterraum with Gordon Raphael. When it was finally released in the States in the Fall of 2001, a decade after Nevermind, it helped not only put contemporary New York City in the forefront of music lovers' minds, it offered an easy reference for people to dig backwards into the Big Apple's rock 'n' roll past. For certain younger fans, it was maybe the first time they carefully considered Television (the late '70s), the Velvet Underground (mid '60s to early '70s), and other lesser known garage and rock and whatever bands that inhabited a dirtier, grubbier Manhattan. The title's pure Richard Hell. The original sexy album cover a minimalist echo of New York Dolls (via Roxy Music). It's no coincidence that 2001 NYC -- eventually, especially Brooklyn -- ended up being known for its post-punk revival. (See, for instance, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Black Dice, Vice Records' No New York nodding collection Yes New York, etc.) Is This It was a history lesson, but one with enough new ideas to also offer a roadmap.
Chelsea Wolfe, Austra, Owen Pallet, The Morning Benders, Real Estate, Peter Bjorn & John and others offer their takes on album tracks as well. Full tracklist below.

--
Cities Aviv
Cities Aviv

Wise Blood contributed "Someday" to "Stroked". He and fellow weirdo rapper Cities Aviv share a bill on September 1 at Glasslands in Brooklyn. The show is one of many scheduled around the world for Wise Blood, but is Cities Aviv's only date we see scheduled at the moment. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.

Wise Blood's tour includes another NYC show two days later. He plays a Jelly RockBeach show on September 3 with Pictureplane and others TBA. More dates are listed below.

Cities Aviv, the self-proclaimed "Post-Death" rapper, is also on the Glasslands bill with Wise Blood. The Memphis native released his debut full length Digital Lows on May 2. The album's production credits go to a number of virtually unknown producers, Muted Drone, RPLD GHOSTS, Danny Dee, Upgrayde, and Royal'T. The beats are dreamy, reverb-soaked headknockers that sound about as woozy as that album art (below) looks. Cities Aviv takes the beats, which on their own would make up a pretty solid chillwave album, and spits biting lines with a classic southern drawl. Fille Catatonique provides sung vocals which blend quite nicely with the album's vibes. The final track, "Float On," features Cities Aviv rapping over chillwaver Blackbird Blackbird's cover of the Modest Mouse song, that he recorded for 2010's Happy High EP. It's a fun way to end the album, and is far better than Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Must Go On," which sampled the Modest Mouse song earlier this year.

Cities Aviv isn't exactly the only rapper crossing into lo-fi/indie-approved territory lately, but he's certainly approaching the crossover from a unique angle. Digital Lows isn't nearly as blown out as, say, Shabazz Palaces, but he's still got way more experimentation going on than guys like Wiz Khalifa or Theophilus London. Grab the album for free at his bandcamp and check out some songs below.

All tour dates, videos, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Stereogum giving away Strokes tribute album, Cities Aviv giving away an album too, playing Glasslands w/ Wise Blood"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Deradoorian @ Union Pool - 5/10/11
Deradoorian

Deradoorian aka Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors played a show with Hiro Kone at Union Pool in Brooklyn Tuesday night (5/10)...

"Deradoorian has just one five-song EP to her credit thus far, 2009's entrancing Mind Raft, plus a split single from earlier this year and some stray tracks (apparently the Dirty Projectors have been busy?). But her sound has evolved, and she has a sharp trio that's headed to the Animal Collective-curated ATP in England in a few days. They took the stage and played "Moon," the circular, hypnotic song that closes Mind Raft, and this completely fucked me up. At the end of that EP, "Moon" somehow bears witness to the four songs that precede it, focusing their most affecting traits into one six-minute spell. It is an end song. What's it doing at the beginning of the set? But when the full band blew in at a dramatic moment halfway through the song, all complaints were forgotten." [Village Voice]
Deradoorian's Brooklyn setlist is below. Deradoorian play the AC ATP in Minehead on Sunday which is the same day Tony Conrad plays the UK shindig. For a second I thought that was a lot of last minute traveling for Tony, but then I remembered he's not actually playing the Table of the Elements Fest in NYC this weekend - they're just showing a video of a show he played in 1996.

Hiro Kone next plays a show at Cake Shop on June 4th, with (her old band) Effi Briest and Pillars and Tongues.

In barely related news, Dirty Projectors' & Animal Collective's Domino label-mate Cass McCombs is currently on the road and plays a tour-ending show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (5/12) with Jana Hunter. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Union Pool, below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian played Union Pool w/ Hiro Kone (pics & setlist), Cass McCombs plays Bowery Ballroom tonight"

Angel, Nate and Dave of Dirty Projectors at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Dirty Projectors

Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors) will headline a show at Brooklyn's Union Pool on Tuesday, May 10th with Hiro Kone on for support. Advanced tickets are on sale for the 9PM show. Deradoorian recently released a split 7" with Albert McCloud on Lovepump United.

Projector Nat Baldwin has a new LP due on May 24th entitled People Changes and he'll play NYC twice this weekend (May 7th & 8th at Zebulon). He'll also join David Longstreth & Brian McOmber to perform Black Flag material at Bowery Ballroom on 5/22 as part of the sold-out celebration of Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Stream some Hiro Kone (Nicky Mao of Up Died Sound, ex-Effi Briest) material below.

Continue reading "Deradoorian playing w/ Hiro Kone + Nat Baldwin gigs soon too"

words by Rachel Kowal

Dent May @ BV-CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Dent May

A few nights earlier, I tried and failed to see Dent May at a late-night show, but I figured I'd give it another shot, so I headed over to the Cake Shop after the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at MHOW Thursday night, and was delighted to see that they were running on schedule. I thought I was tired at that point, but I've got to hand it to Dent May and his friend Bobby for their dedication to the cause. "We drove 20 hours straight to be with you. Our car got towed. We've been threw a lot of shit, and we love it," May said by way of introduction. A quick look at Bobby's zombie-like stare as he sat, waiting for the show to start, revealed just how tired he was. In addition to their lengthy sojourn to New York, it was their last show of the week and the third of the day. Luckily, their music is upbeat and undeniably catchy. When they started to play, they sprang to life, and many of the people in the audience began to dance.

Dent May doesn't have any more dates on his schedule, but he is on the lineup of the just-announced All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Animal Collective taking place May 13th-15th at at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, UK. Full initial lineup announcement below...

Continue reading "Dent May played CMJ, playing Animal Collective-curated ATP "

Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Matthew Dear

As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.

Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...

Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.

The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)

We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.

All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork announces #OFFLINE not-CMJ parties, Matthew Dear also playing Making Time & Girls & Boys parties (lineups) "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Deradoorian - High Road (MP3)

Dirty Projectors @ MHOW (more by Ryan Muir)
Dirty Projectors

Between their set at Coachella and schedule of summer festivals (plus a September show at Terminal 5), the members of Dirty Projectors have found some time for solo shows around NYC.

Frontman Dave Longstreth DJs at Above the Auto Part Store's Haiti benefit on May 2nd along with Bjork, Battles' Tyondai Braxton and others. Todd P reminds us that "tix @ RECORD GROUCH RECORDS / OLD MADE VINTAGE | 1pm-7pm daily | 441 METROPOLITAN AVE @ MEEKER, BKLYN, NY | 908.246.1512"

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian joins Roadside Graves, Mon Khmer and a solo Andrew W.K. for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit at Santos Party House on Monday, May 3rd. Tickets are on sale. Her solo shows (not counting karaoke) have been semi-rare since the release of her solo EP, The Mind Raft.

Bass player Nat Baldwin has a show (solo bass with voice usually, or with a band) in Connecticut on April 20th, then a short tour planned for May 18th-22nd. That ends with a performance at Issue Project Room on May 22nd with peace, loving and banjoist Woody Sullender. Tickets are on sale. His third and most recent LP, Most Valuable Player, came out in 2008.

Nat Baldwin tour dates and videos are below...

Continue reading "a benefit @ Santos & other solo Dirty Projectors shows "

AngelTwo not-shows in one day. First Bowery listed Pissed Jeans at Mercury Lounge (not happening), and now I've found out that (Angel) Deradoorian is no longer playing Glasslands on August 27th. She canceled, though they say she'll make it up by playing the venue in November. Effie Briest and Tony Castles are still on the August show though, and Free Blood and Mahogany have also since been added which makes it a pretty solid bill all around.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for the Dirty Projectors shows happening at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg in November. General sale starts Friday at noon.

Dirty Projectors @ Williamsburg Waterfront 7/19 (more by Chris La Putt)
Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors played the second of the summer's Jelly NYC Pool Parties at the Williamsburg Waterfront/East River State Park. That series still has two more shows to go, with Girl Talk headlining next weekend (Aug 23) and Grizzly Bear closing it out (Aug 30).

Dirty Projectors have a set of European dates scheduled for September, which is when they'll be releasing a four-song UK-only EP for Temecula Sunrise. Included on that 12" single, out September 28th on Domino, will be two unreleased songs, "Ascending Melody" and "Emblem of the World."

UPDATE: They also have two shows scheduled for November.

UPDATE 2:
Deradoorian is NOT playing Glasslands in August.

Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian is playing as her solo project, Deradoorian, at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 27th with Effi Briest and Tony Castles.

All tour dates and EP tracklist are below...

Continue reading "new Dirty Projectors EP & a Deradoorian show coming up"

Mastodon @ Scion Rock Fest (more by Anthony Childs)
Mastodon

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Mister Saturday night @ Santos
* Lucky Dragons @ The Stone
* Marc Ribot @ Brecht Forum
* Philip Glass @ Cooper Union
* P n B @ Rockwood Music hall
* AxCx, Anal Blast, Shat @ Europa
* Big Business, Tweak Bird @ Union Pool
* Pela & The Gaslight Anthem @ Stone Pony
* Son Lux, Inlets, Glass Ghost @ 92YTribeca
* Mastodon, Kylesa, Intronaut @ Irving Plaza
* Golden Triangles, The Homosexuals @ Rubulad
* They Might Be Giants @ Tarrytown Music Hall
* So Cow, Pink Reason, Queening @ Death By Audio
* Mono, Wordless Music Orchestra @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Horse Feathers, Joe Pug, Ben Weaver @ The Bell House
* The Sundelles, Reckless Sons, HTR @ The Castle in Hell
* The Giraffes, Freshkills, Hot Seconds @ Mercury Lounge
* caUSE co-MOTION!, The Beets, Liquor Store @ Bruar Falls
* Ghost, Magik Markers, Lights @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Thermals, The Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA @ Bowery Ballroom
* Patrick Cleandenim, French Horn Rebellion, Dearling Physique @ The Cameo
* Real Estate, The So So Glos, Cale Parks, Luke Temple @ Santos Party House
* The Subjects, Asa Ransom, Vulture Realty, Bonnie Baxter, Leilolai @ Glasslands
* Freedom Tickler, The Party Faithful, Color War, Nathan Crepeault @ rabbitholestudio
* Doug Gillard (GBV), Mannequin Men, Steve Shiffman & The Land of No, Karl Blau, Painted Cakes @ Cake Shop
* Awesome Color, Juiceboxxx, Eloe Omoe, Tunnel of Love, USAISAMONSTER, Bow Ribbons, Jason Crumer, Animental, Hot Box, Buck Gooter @ Market Hotel
* Drew Torres, H. Wood, Psychedelic Disco Angels, Fall of the Albatross, Jonny on the Rocks, Just a lil Bit, The Sheppard Brothers, KMBS, Neuronautas, Tayisha Busay @ The Yard

Angel Deradoorian is a busy girl. As if Dirty Projectors weren't busy enough, she just released her solo EP and played a solo show at Cake Shop on May 5th. A video from that below....

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

DOWNLOAD: Deradoorian - High Road (MP3)

Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Angel Deradoorian

Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) is set to release her debut solo EP, The Mind Raft, on May 5th via Lovepump United Records.

To celebrate, Angel will be playing a CD release show at the Cake Shop on Tuesday, May 5th. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Details on how to win below.

She'll also be sharing a bill with Chairlift, Takka Takka, and The Secret Life of Sofia at the Bell House on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets for that are on sale.

In addition to her playing with Dirty Projectors while at SXSW, Angel also performed her solo material at the fest. And she discussed the new record with Austinist...

Austinist: Was the recording of Mind Raft all done at home? Do you have orchestral ambitions for your first full-length?

Angel: Mind Raft was recorded in a studio space in Bushwick. Many of the drum recordings were done in other studio spaces. It was kind of sporadically put together, but it all fit in somehow. You mean using orchestral instruments? I don't know if I've gotten that far quite yet in my mind. I'm still working on the concept at this point and understanding how to write songs.

Though she's predominantly known as 1/4 of Dirty Projectors (now 1/6 with addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle), Angel also sings and performs with other bands at times. On May 8th she gets to play with Bjork. Sometimes she's a member of Department of Eagles. Videos of Angel playing with Fake Male Voice and Inlets (and ticket give-away details) below...

Continue reading "(Angel) Deradoorian releasing a CD & playing shows (win tix)"

by Black Bubblegum

Dirty Projectors on March 19th @ SXSW (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Dirty Projectors

Bjork and Dirty Projectors have scheduled a teeny tiny show (300 capacity!) to benefit Housing Works on Friday, May 8th, at 8PM at Housing Works Bookstore & Café (126 Crosby Street) in Manhattan. After 4/1, "physical tickets will be available at the Housing Works bookstore on Crosby Street as well as a couple Brooklyn locations TBA", but a limited number of tickets are available online NOW. Go-go-go-go-go!

BjorkIn addition to the show being super special... the performances in particular will be pretty special as well:

In a brand new collaboration, Björk will perform music composed for her by David Longstreth. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with Longstreth and Projectors' Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle. The band will also perform material from Dirty Projectors' oeuvre, using only voices and one acoustic guitar. There will be two openers, Kurt Weisman chosen by Longstreth and Ólöf Arnalds chosen by Björk. -[Stereogum]
Housing Works is a great cause, and you can't f'n beat a pairing as special as THAT in a venue of that size.
Housing Works is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. We believe that all people have the right to a rich and empowering life. Since 1990, we have provided the highest quality services for homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond. -[HousingWorks]
The show is being organized by Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork/Stereogum fame... yes, the same guy responsible for booking Krieg and the upcoming Genghis Tron / Tombs / Black Anvil / Wetnurse show on April 12th at Public Assembly. Hey, even us metal guys can't be extreeeeeeme all the time!

David Longstreth will also perform a piece with the Bang on a Can All-Stars on April 2nd. Dirty Projectors recently played SXSW and have been added to the TV On The Radio tour (including Summerstage on June 5). Check out updated tour dates below.

The band has also lined up an appearance at the Dark Was The Night show at Radio City on May 3rd with Feist, The National, My Brightest Diamond, Dave Sitek (of TVOTR), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and recent addition Bon Iver. Tickets are still available. Dirty Projectors collaborated with David Byrne on the Dark Was the Night CD.

Dirty Projectors have a new single coming on April 21st and vocalist Angel Deradoorian has a new solo EP out May 5th on Lovepump United. She is playing a CD release show at Cake Shop the same day.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors performing w/ Bjork at Housing Works!! (ON SALE NOW), touring w/ TVOTR (Summerstage included) "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: David Byrne & Dirty Projectors - Knotty Pine (MP3)

Dirty Projectors

"Brooklyn, NY based Dirty Projectors are set to release 'Bitte Orca', their 5th full-length album and first for Domino Records on June 9, 2009. The album was recorded in Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and will be available on CD, LP & digital. David Longstreth formed Dirty Projectors in 2002 and the group now consists of Angel Deradoorian, Amber Coffman, Brian Mcomber and David as principal members. Lead single 'Stillness Is The Move' will precede the album on April 21st in North America and will be available on 12" and digital, with b-sides and a remix by Lucky Dragons.

Dirty Projectors will also be introducing an expanded 6 member live lineup with the addition of bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle for a number of dates this winter and spring.

No new NYC dates yet, but recent Dirty Projectors shows at South Street Seaport (8/15/08) and Brooklyn Masonic Temple (12/1/08) both caught the band in top form, performing new, harder edged material (albeit without its new members). More recently, the band also played as part of the "Laurie & Friends" gig at BAM (1/21). Four SXSW shows, and other dates listed below.

On May 5th, DP vocalist Angel Deradoorian (or just Deradoorian as the project is called) is set to release her first solo recording, a spacey, dream-pop EP titled Mind Raft, on Love Pump United.

And a few weeks ago(2/17), Dirty Projectors kicked off benefit comp Dark Was the Night with a killer David Byrne collaboration, posted above. Catch David Byrne twice this weekend at Radio City Music Hall.

Releasing the new DP album is Domino Records, home to Animal Collective, Franz Ferdinand, and Juana Molina (who's playing tonight, 2/27 at LPR).

Track list and tour dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors - new album, expanded 6 member live lineup, SXSW & other tour dates"

words and photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - Balmy Night (live @ the Bell House) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Inlets - Pictures of Trees (MP3)

Inlets
Inlets

Last Saturday, December 13th, I found myself at an intimate loft party in Williamsburg to see Sebastian Krueger's sad-pop song writing project, Inlets. The show was a pretty low key affair. People sitting on the center-of-the-room-staircase made the place seem full and active, but i'd be surprised if there were as many as 100 people there. The bartender was friendly and served complimentary beer and wine. Everybody seemed conversational and friendly and space didnt seem to be that much of an issue.

Fred Nicolaus of Department of Eagles played only a couple of songs (including one Dept of Eagles song), and Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors also played a short set. It seemed to take a long time for the third band Glass Ghost to get set up and then I didn't really enjoy their set as much as the people around me seemed to.

Inlets was a very nice professional step up in sound and presence. The arrangements at times were very full and accomplished, but also sounded appropriately sparse as well-- in some songs band members would drop out completely as the set went on.

Favorite moments were the toy piano melodies on one of the later songs, and when Beirut's Zach Condon watched from the upper balcony and joined on trumpet for the last song of the evening. Overall a pleasant and mellow show that was well-suited to the well-manicured loft space.

Zach Condon
Inlets

Beirut has three Brooklyn shows coming up. Department of Eagles are touring in January. Dirty Projectors are playing New Years Eve at Knitting Factory. More pictures from the loft party below...

Continue reading "Inlets (w/ Zach Condon), Fred Nicolaus, Deradoorian & Glass Ghost @ Whisk and Ladle (a loft party), NYC - pics"

Photos by Ryan Muir

Health

"A highly contagious stomach flu is circulating through New York City.

The Health Department has issued a statement reporting that visits to the city's hospital emergency rooms have increased by 19 percent over the past two weeks, to about 400 a day, of people suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.

The stomach flu is caused by a norovirus infection that is prevalent in late fall and winter. Health officials say the good news is that norovirus infections are usually not serious and most people recover within a few days.

A medical epidemiologist at the Health Department, Dr. Sharon Balter, advises thorough hand-washing with soap and warm water, before eating food and after using the bathroom, to avoid being infected with the stomach flu."[Newsday]

A tip for your health in lieu of an actual HEALTH review.

One night after they opened for Nine Inch Nails in Atlantic City, HEALTH headlined a show at Knitting Factory in NYC. Videohippos and Health's new label-mate (Angel) Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors fame) were also on the Friday night bill (11/7). More pictures below...

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Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors) @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
Angel

They hadn't announced the openers last time I posted about tonight's Health show at Knitting Factory (11/7). They are: Videohippos and Angel Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway. To win them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Health). Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked and cotacted ASAP.

Angel, who goes by her last name Deradoorian for her solo stuff, recently announced...

Hey I just signed on board to work with the label LovePump United! It's run by two great dudes Mookie and Jake. I will be releasing an ep with them soon. Date is not announced yet, but there will be one some day. Some other cool bands up on LovePump: Genghis Tron, Health, and Indian Jewelry. Sweeet.
She also has a show scheduled at Zebulon on November 28th. Dirty Projectors have a show December 11th at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

Health has been on the road with NIN, surely playing to many new people on stages bigger than they've ever stepped foot on before. It can't be easy, especially with critics like this one from Jacksonville, Florida...

"Health has a lot to learn and hopefully Nine Inch Nails, who were playing their instruments consistently, will show them the true way to success in alternative synthesized hard rock. Nine Inch Nails did not rely on the short samples recorded into floor based effect pedals like Health did, and played their instruments, as a rock band should. The refreshing performance by Nine Inch Nails should be the inspiration for a new rock generation that plays actual music, not just sound, and respects the old definitions of melody, harmony, rhythm and form."
All Health dates below...

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