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photo: Empress Of at Terrible Records CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Empress Of

Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right is about to turn two -- you may remember their first show was the 2013 BrooklynVegan CMJ party -- and in what's becoming a tradition, they'll throw themselves a birthday party. It's just after CMJ, October 20, with Empress Of, Moses Sumney, and a special guest. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/9) at noon. Flyer below.

That's just one of three NYC dates on Empress Of's current tour. She opens the sold-out Glass Animals show at Terminal 5 on October 15 and also plays the stacked Cymbal X Terrible Records X Cameo CMJ showcase at the soon-to-close Cameo on October 16 with Le1f, Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Deradoorian and more. It's FREE with RSVP or a CMJ badge. Flyer below. Empress Of's very good debut album is out now on XL/Terrible. Video for "Standard" off that album and her list of dates, below.

Continue reading "Empress Of touring, playing Baby's 2nd birthday party with Moses Sumney, Terrible Records CMJ, and more (dates)"

photos by P Squared

Laetitia Sadier / Deradoorian
Laetitia Sadier

Former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier began a tour in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right this past Friday (9/11) and sounded as enchanting as ever. Opening was her tourmate Deradoorian, whose otherworldly new album The Expanding Flower Planet came out a few weeks ago. She was introduced by none other than actor/comedian Pauly Shore, as you can see in the pictures in this post.

Speaking of, Pauly Shore just announced a NYC show for October 4 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now.

Opening the Baby's show was Operator (not to be confused with Dan Boeckner's band Operators). More pictures below...

Continue reading "Laetitia Sadier played Baby's w/ Deradoorian and... PAULY SHORE (who's playing Highline Ballroom) -- pics "


Evidence is mounting that Wavves will in fact be the secret guest at Pitchfork's show at Villain tonight with Protomartyr and Deradoorian also on the bill. Wavves' tour with Twin Peaks begins in Early September and returns to NYC for two shows in early October.

UPDATE: Yes, WAVVES was the guest.

photo: Protomartyr at 2015 Pitchfork Fest (more by James Richards IV)

We recently mentioned that Deradoorian would play a release party for The Expanding Flower Planet in NYC this Friday (8/28) at Trans-Pecos (tickets) and it turns out that's actually one of two NYC shows for her this weekend.

The second is a Pitchfork-presented show on Saturday (8/29) at Villain (50 N. 3rd St) with the great Protomartyr and a special guest headliner. It's free, but you have to email rsvp@pitchfork.com to get in. Entry is first come, first served. Show flyer and set times below.

Protomartyr have other dates coming up, including shows with Amanda X and CMJ. Deradoorian also tours with Laetitia Sadier, including NYC on 9/11 at Baby's. Tour schedules and new music from both artists, below.

Continue reading "Protomartyr & Deradoorian touring separately, playing a free NYC show together this weekend (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher


Angel Deradoorian, former Dirty Projectors member and current Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks member, released her first album as Deradoorian, The Expanding Flower Planet, today via Anticon. I don't usually like using the term "world music," but Deradoorian really does pull influences from all over the globe for this album. It's sometimes progressive, sometimes psychedelic, but always strangely accessible. It's a wild listen, and you can dig in for yourself below (via NY Times).

As previously mentioned, Deradoorian is touring as an opener for Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, including her NYC show on September 11 at Baby's All Right (tickets).

Before that though, Deradoorian will celebrate the new album with a release show in NYC on August 28 at Trans-Pecos with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (aka Lichens) and Image Man. Tickets for that show are on sale now too. All dates are listed below.

Deradoorian also features on the new single from Boots (aka Jordan Asher, ex-Blonds), who co-produced and co-wrote a lot of BEYONCE and has worked with FKA twigs and Run the Jewels. The song's called "AQUARIA" and will appear on the album of the same name, due out November 13 via Columbia.

Listen to that, with the Deradoorian tour dates and album stream, below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian streaming new album, adds NYC release show before tour with Laetitia Sadier (dates), collabed w/ Boots"

laetitia-sadier something shines

Former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier will be touring later this year, kicking off her East-West-and-back trek in NYC at Baby's All Right on September 11. Making for an enticing double bill is Deradoorian, Angel Deradoorian's new project with her sister, Arlene. Tickets for the Baby's show go on sale Friday (7/10) at 10 AM. All tour dates are listed below.

Sadier's most recent release is 2014's Something Shines which doesn't stray too far from the metronomic underground of her old band's sound. You can check out a new video for "Oscuridad" and stream "Quantum Soup" from that LP below.

Continue reading "Laetitia Sadier shares "Oscuridad" video from 'Something Shines' LP, touring, playing Baby's w/ Deradoorian (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Zola Jesus / Deradoorian @ Saint Vitus - 1/25/15
Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus is currently on tour in continued support of her big-sounding 2014 album Taiga (her first for Mute), and last night (1/25) she kicked off her sold-out two-night stand at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus. Last night's show was opened by Deradoorian, the project led by former Dirty Projectors member and current Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks member Angel Deradoorian, who's now playing as a duo with her sister Arlene on drums/backing vocals. They played a great set, with lots of cool harmonies and loops, and it was great to see the always-wild Zola Jesus back on a small stage after last fall's Webster Hall show. Pictures of both Zola and Deradoorian are in this post.

Bjork was in the house last night too. We didn't see her but Delicate Steve did. Have you heard her new album?

Zola Jesus' Vitus run wraps up tonight with noise duo UNIFORM (ex-Drunkdriver, The Men). Despite the weather, Vitus assures the show is STILL ON. UPDATE: But the set times are now 7 and 7:30. And again, it's sold out.

More pictures from last night (including one of Zola's setlist) below...

Continue reading "Zola Jesus played her first of two Saint Vitus shows with Deradoorian (pics), doing it again tonight w/ UNIFORM"

photos by P Squared Photography

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ Bowery Ballroom 4/21/2014
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Animal Collective's Avey Tare released Enter the Slasher House earlier this month via Domino and he and his Slasher Flicks are currently on tour in support. That tour hit NYC last night (4/21) for a show at Bowery Ballroom. The band -- which includes Angel Deradoorian -- played in near darkness, save for a few glowing skulls on stage. Spooky. Dustin Wong, who played with Deradoorian the night before at Baby's All Right, opened the show with his impressive loop pedal skills. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Meanwhile, Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal (who play NYC next month) reviewed Enter the Slasher House over at The Talkhouse:

i like how much he sings and how many different words he uses without articulating anything penetrable on any simple human "emotional" level. though it is very emotive, just in a more abstract sort of way. it is as if a policemanhumanshield-constructed garden was viewed by all as pornographic and gained some heavy notoriety. lots of desperation/repetition and shaking of a friend by the shoulders and very little storming off in a huff, virtually no huff to speak of, and i do appreciate that. the gnarly things we might find if pulling up the carpeting in a bathroom during a renovation, a decrepit inner city house being flipped yet enough mountain laughter to make it worth the effort. the outlaw is the future. the future. the future. the future. i've always cheered for this man and his wildly talented friends. it's no surprise to me that this album kicks so much ass.
If you haven't checked out the album, it's streaming via Rdio. More pics from last nights' show below...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks played Bowery Ballroom (pics); of Montreal's Kevin Barnes reviewed Slasher Flicks LP"

photos by David Andrako

Delicate Steve @ Baby's All Right - 4/20/14
Delicate Steve

In the midst of the Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks / Dustin Wong tour, Dustin Wong and Slasher Flicks member (Angel) Deradoorian took a night off to team up with the jammy Delicate Steve for a Brooklyn show at Baby's All Right last night (4/20), following that venue's Grateful Dead Brunch. Pictures of that show are in this post.

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks and Dustin Wong continue their tour in NYC tonight (4/21) with a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom.

Meanwhile, Delicate Steve announced that he'll be playing one of this year's Summerstage shows in Red Hook Park on June 7 with psych-folk musician Marissa Nadler and ambient guitarist/ex-Emeralds member Mark McGuire. That's one of many upcoming dates for Marissa Nadler. Her full tour schedule, and more pics from Delicate Steve's Baby's show, below...

Continue reading "Delicate Steve played Baby's w/ Deradoorian & Dustin Wong (pics), playing Red Hook Summerstage w/ Marissa Nadler"

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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, Deradoorian @ Baby's All Right
Pasta lovers rejoice, as there is some gourmet noodling going on tonight with mostly-instrumental group Delicate Steve, the exquisite loop pedal work of Dustin Wong and Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare associate Deradoorian.

Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova, Shakespeare @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Happy 4/20! (I mean Easter.) The Smokers Club is celebrating at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight with an absolutely stacked hip hop show that includes local fave Joey Bada$$ and many other members of his Pro Era crew (CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution). plus there's young rising Chicago rapper Lil Bibby and still many more. Sold out.

Inc., Ian Isiah, Shayne HBA (DJ), Special Guest @ Knitting Factory
It's a good night for alt-R&B at Knitting Factory with indie-leaning duo Inc. and auotune lover Ian Isiah (who plays with a full band tonight). Plus, they're promising a special guest.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, DIE, Savageheads, The Impalers, Razorheads @ The Wick (NY's Alright)
New York's Alright ends today with just one show, this 4 PM show at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick headlined by Farfisa-fueled garage punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads.

Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate @ Saint Vitus
The Metal Alliance tour just hit NYC's Irving Plaza last night with Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, & Black Crown Initiate. Tonight, everyone but the headliners take a night to squeeze in a smaller show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus. Needless to say, this one will be getting more wild than Irving Plaza.

Koen Holtkamp (from Mountains), Mind Over Mirrors, Mike Wexler @ Union Pool
Koen Holtkamp of Mountains put out a solo album, Motion, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey which saw him making similarly excellent drone to that of his main project. Also on tonight's show are his likeminded Chicago tourmates Mind Over Mirrors and NYC psych-folk musician Mike Wexler.

Dead Brunch @ Baby's all Right
Before the Delicate Steve show at Baby's, you can get your 4/20 on with the (Grateful) Dead Brunch happening from 11 AM to 5 PM. Is anyone bringing weed tea?

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Lions, Sean Lennon (DJ Set), One Tusk (DJ Set), Still Life (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of the free It's A School Night party is headlined by TV on the Radio offshoot Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band and also functions as a listening party for the the album by Sean Lennon's Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger. Free with RSVP.

Holly Golightly @ Rough Trade
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage.

Brooklyn Folk Festival @ The Bell House
The three-day celebration of all things acoustic, rustic and down-to-earth concludes today.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

Lip Talk, Tomboy @ Glasslands
Formerly known as Railbird, Lip Talk make slinky, electronic-tinged pop. Check out their EP below. Brooklyn duo Tomboy open.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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

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)

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
| 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!



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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"


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


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 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:

* 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...

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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.

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.

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