Entries tagged with: Diamond Terrifier
Don De Vore, of Sick Feeling and Ink & Dagger, has a new electronic-based project called Collapsing Scenery. More of a multidisciplinary art collective, Collapsing Scenery have just released their first single, "Metaphysical Cops" which features lyrics by Reggie Debris. They describe it as such:
'Metaphysical Cops' give voice to two opposing narrators: a young man who experiences his homosexuality as a communion with the divine, and a traditionally religious voice that perceives gayness as a sort of demonic possession, shedding light on the unjust treatment of the Ugandan LBGT community and helps raise awareness and support for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, a nonprofit that offers safe housing, healthcare, and counseling to victims.Musically, "Metaphysical Cops" is n post-punk electro jam that would sit well next to !!! or Out Hud and you can check out the song's video below. We've got the premiere of Diamond Terrifier & M Beharie's "Cliff Drum" Remix of the song which you can listen to below.
Collapsing Scenery will be holding a "Metaphysical Cops" art event on Thursday (4/16) at D&F Gallery on Delancey St that will feature "ice sculptures, experimental performances and live music." There will also be DJ sets from remixers Diamond Terrifier and M Beharie. That event, which is co-sponsored by Trans Pecos, starts at 8 M and is free. Flyer below...
by Andrew Sacher
Experimental guitarist Ava Mendoza, who's collaborated with Fred Frith, Nels Cline, tUnE-yArDs, Henry Kaiser and more, will release her debut album, Unnatural Ways, this week (4/14) via New Atlantis Records (pre-order). The album has her backed by keyboardist Dominique Leone and drummer Nick Tamburro, and it's got a pretty huge variety of sounds. It pulls from free jazz, noise, metal, prog and more, but it's listenable on a visceral level too. Check out the full stream, premiering below.
Ava is on a European tour as we speak, and a month after she returns home, she'll play the second edition of Jonah Parzen-Johnson's new solo music series at Silent Barn called 'Singles' which begins this month. The first show happens April 20 with Diamond Terrifier, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Ralph Alessi and Booker Stardrum (Cloud Becomes Your Hand); and Ava plays the one on May 18 with Patrick Higgins (Zs), Indigo Street and Matt Nelson. They happen one Monday each month, and $5 at the door gets you in.
Saxist/keyboardist Jonah Parzen-Johnson also plays both shows in the series, and he's releasing his new album, Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow, on June 2 via Primary Records. We've got the premiere of "If You Can't Sleep, Just Shut Your Eyes," which you can listen to, with Jonah's full list of dates, below.
photo: Arto Lindsay at LPR in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay is headed to Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos for an AdHoc-presented two-night stand this weekend. The first night, Saturday (1/10), is co-presented by Brooklyn electronic label L.I.E.S., and features two of the label's artists, Jahiliyya Fields and Gut Nose, as well as A/V artist Victoria Keddie and DJ Diamond Terrifier.
Night 2, Sunday (1/11), is co-presented by Terrible Records, and will feature Arto performing a duo set with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs. Also on that bill is Sadaf, Tezeo's Michael Beharie, avant guitarist/composer Patrick Higgins, Das Audit and DJ Geko Jones. Tickets for both nights are on sale.
Also this weekend, Arto Lindsay's fellow no waver and No New York alumnus Lydia Lunch does her previously discussed Retrovirus show at Rough Trade on Saturday with Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Bob Bert joining her. Since we last spoke, local noisemakers Yvette, who we last caught at a final Death by Audio show, were added as openers. It's their only upcoming date at the moment. Tickets for that show are still available.
Check out a video of Arto Lindsay's noise quartet with Greg Saunier, Ofir Ganon and Greg Fox playing Death by Audio this past summer, below...
DJ Dog Dick at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
Black Dice's Eric Copeland, as well as DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Robot Death Cult and Fluct are currently on what they're calling the "Bushwick Small World Tour", which is a "conscious tour" of six small venues all within the Brooklyn neighborhood. The idea is being pitched as "a funny way to point out the insane amount of hard work and spaces coming out of a 20 block radius." The tour started Saturday (7/26) at Body Actualized Center and then moved to Secret Project Robot on Sunday (7/27). But you've still got four more chances to witness this, including tonight (7/28) at Trans-Pecos. with Marley G, DJ Jacksy and a mix tape party with Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier too.
The different shows will feature slightly different lineups, with special guests each night. The rest of the tour looks like this:
July 29 @ Shea Stadium with Beech CreepsFlyer for the "Bushwick Small World Tour" is below...
July 30 @ The Ho_se with Kneeling Bus, Alaina Stamatis and DJs Prince Rama
July 31 @ Silent Barn w/ Hollow Bush, Non Horse, DJ Scooba Ooba and video art by Arron Warren
Power Trip at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Lauryn Hill @ Brooklyn Bowl
Though Lauryn Hill sometimes has to postpone her shows, she's still been pretty active lately, and tonight she wraps up her 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl which should be packed with favorites from her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and her time in The Fugees too.
Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Avers @ MHOW
Thao just played a solo show for MoMA Nights, but now she's got the rest of the band with her for tonight's MHOW show.
Alvvays @ Rough Trade
Toronto's Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop. They were in town not long ago opening for Protomartyr at Seaport Music Fest and tonight they play this free in-store on their own.
Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Razorheads @ Saint Vitus
Power Trip more than do justice to thrash metal's early, raw days, keeping the genre's hardcore roots intact. Great live band too.
Onyx, Van Blue, Daniel Thomas, Lolow the Don @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens hip hop veterans Onyx are still going strong and put out their sixth album, Wakedafucup, earlier this year.
The Kooks, CLARA-NOVA @ Webster Hall
British pop rockers The Kooks will return with their fourth album, Listen, this September. Ahead of that they play two sold out NYC shows, this being the first and then tomorrow at Terminal 5.
Buckwheat Zydeco @ City Winery
Accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. leads the group Buckwheat Zydeco, who have been one of the most acclaimed and successful zydeco groups since the 1970s. Tonight they come to NYC.
Arto Lindsay / Greg Saunier / Ofir Ganon / Greg Fox, Roya, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
No wave legend Arto Lindsay just played LPR (pics) and tonight he'll hit a much smaller NYC venue. Not to mention for his set he'll be joined by an impressive list of collaborators: Deerhof's Greg Saunier, Speedo's Ofir Ganon and Liturgy skins master Greg Fox. It's worth showing up early for Roya (mems Habibi & The Clean) too.
Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Robot Death Cult, Marley G, Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier, DJ Jackson @ Trans Pecos
Black Dice's Eric Copeland is on a "small world tour" which means he's playing a handful of NYC venues this week. The rest of tonight's lineup is pretty much as out-there as Copeland himself, so things could get strange.
Brooks Wheelan (falls back on stand-up comedy) @ Union Hall
Go console Wheelan on being fired from Saturday Night Live at his standup night tonight. Maybe remind him that Robert Downey Jr. was fired after one season too and he turned out ok. Eventually.
Night Train with the Kondabolu Brothers @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show is being guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers tonight. Other guests include Aparna Nancherla, Josh Gondelman, Dwayne Kennedy, Randy Liedtke, Matt Champagne and more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
Follow BrooklynVegan on instagram.
Fat White Family at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Fat White Family, New Casino , Flame Proof Moth @ Union Pool
Hide the children! The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band, and this is your second of three chances here to do so. (Please note: the singer got totally naked at Pianos last night [as instagrammed by Sean Lennon!].) Not sold out.
Cut Copy, Jessy Lanza, Turkish Prison @ Terminal 5
Australian synth popsters wrap up their sold-out two-night run at Terminal 5 tonight. If you're going, don't miss Hyperdub-signed downtempo pop singer Jessy Lanza, who was pretty impressive last week at SXSW.
Pizza Underground, Total Slacker, Toby Goodshank @ Baby's All Right
Stretching their 15 minutes of fame like a molten chunk of moz, Pizza Underground return to Baby's All Right.
Gary Numan, Big Black Delta, Roman Remains @ Webster Hall
Bands like Cold Cave and Trust may be making the more talked-about gothy synth pop of today, but those bands all owe more than a little to Gary Numan, who stays active and can be seen in NYC tonight.
Shearwater, Death Vessel, Jesca Hoop @ The Bell House
Austin folk rockers Shearwater and their Sub Pop labelmate Death Vessel, who also makes folk but a more delicate kind, team up for this show at The Bell House tonight.
Screaming Females, Thou @ ABC No Rio (matinee)
There will be all kinds of guitar heroics at ABC No Rio tonight coming from the highly skilled NJ punk trio Screaming Females and sludge metal bashers Thou.
So So Glos, Household, Arm Candy @ Judson Memorial Church
As part of the 'Punk at 40' events, these local bands team up for a benefit concert that has all proceeds going towards local DIY venue Silent Barn.
NO, Reuben and the Dark, The Darcys @ Mercury Lounge
All three of these bands are on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts, and their joint tour is in NYC for two shows, this being the first. We're partial to The Darcys who have been known to cover whole albums by Steely Dan.
The Sound of Animals Fighting, Unwed Sailor @ Best Buy Theater
Post-hardcore experimentalists The Sound of Animals Fighting (aka multiple RX Bandits members and Anthony Green) have only played live once in 2006, and have never played the east coast. Tonight NYC will get their first chance to see them, and if this is your kinda thing it's an opportunity you shouldn't miss in case it's another 8 years before they perform again.
The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.
The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.
Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, The Aspiring Me @ Rough Trade
Having emerged from the '90s Knitting Factory scene, Elysian Fields tonight celebrate the release of their new album, For House Cats And Sea Fans. Some, though, may want to go tonight to see legendary filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles. Others may want to just check out Rough Trade's venue which finally reopened this weekend.
Saralee, Shtknf, Downtown Boyz, Filthy Savage @ Death by Audio
Boston's Saralee make shambolic indiepop that recalls the early '90s days of Tiger Trap or Bratmobile. You can stream last year's self-titled album below.
John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Nada Surf, Eugene Mirman & more @ City Winery
It's another of John Wesley Harding's variety shows, and as usual, he's got an excellent and eclectic list of guests in music, comedy and more joining him.
Doron Sadja, Tristan Shepherd, Lea Bertucci, Diamond Terrifier @ Trans Pecos
Tonight's the record release party for ambient/noise artist Doron Sadja's album/book, Breath Heart Skin; kicking off the evening is Diamond Terrifier, the a solo sax/electronic project from Z's Sam Hillmer.
Forget Cassettes, New Myths, Mother, Ponychaser, Captain Hollow @ Pianos
Brooklyn trio New Myths make spectral synth-rock and are currently finishing up work on their new album. Also: we are neither condoning or condemning, but just want to inform you that Mother is fronted by Penn Badgley (aka Dan from Gossip Girl).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
Follow BrooklynVegan on instagram.
Kendrick Lamar @ ACL 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Eagulls @ Pianos, CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Jermaine Dupri @ Pier 36
The Grammys may not agree, but we think Kendrick Lamar is one of the most exciting things happening in rap right now, so it's great to have him back in NYC for this Super Bowl weekend show.
Eagulls @ Baby's All Right (Midnight)
Moved from Rough Trade, this show now happens at Baby's at midnight with no openers. Eagulls' upcoming self-titled LP is chock-full of driving post-punk, and the band look the part live too, with singer George Mitchell bringing the attitude and facial expressions you'd expect from the way he spits his words on record.
Hospitality, Face the Music @ Ecstatic Music Festival
Hospitality just released their great second album, Trouble, and kick off their tour supporting it tonight with this show, part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Like all EMF shows, there's a collaborative element to it and Hospitality play with teen ensemble Face the Music.
Broken Bells @ Baby's All Right (6 PM)
Broken Bells, the collaborative project between Shins singer James Mercer and production wizard Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, etc), are about to release their sophomore album After the Disco, and are playing this intimate Tumblr-sponsored show ahead of its release. Like their last record, it sounds pretty much what you'd expect from members of The Shins and Gnarls Barkley, but they get a bit funkier this time around. The band will be back for a bigger (and also sold out) show at Webster Hall in March.
Mark McGuire (ex-Emeralds), Imperial Topaz, Forma @ Baby's All Right (9 PM)
Former Emeralds member Mark McGuire has been known to creature beautiful ambient textures with his guitar, and his new album Along the Way (due out 2/4 via Dead Oceans) is no different. Good openers tonight too, including local dream pop duo Imperial Topaz and electronic trio Forma.
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Spanglish Fly @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra do salsa covers of indie songs like Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire and others. Tonight they team up with NYC boogaloo band Spanglish Fly for this Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, which like all BKNB shows, is totally free and also features (not-free) shopping, games, food, and drinks.
Oneida, The Dreebs, Tigue @ Knitting Factory
It's a triple attack of local experimental music tonight, with Brooklyn vets Oneida, noise rockers The Dreebs, and Contemporaneous Ensemble/Ensemble Signal-related percussive trio Tigue.
Maria Minerva, Lia Mice @ Mercury Lounge
Since moving to NYC, lo-fi pop singer Maria Minerva has become a regular on the scene, and is always worth catching, especially if you haven't done so yet.
Coliseum, Primitive Weapons, Tidal Arms @ Saint Vitus
Coliseum fall somewhere between the melodic sludge of Baroness and Torche and the punky post-hardcore of Hot Water Music, and they rip as hard as you'd want a band like that to. Two solid local openers on this bill, so get there on time.
Aaron Maine, Poverty Hollow, Palehound, Baked, Grass Is Green, Radical Dads @ Silent Barn
It's the Brooklyn installment of the 10th annual Berfest with an all around great lineup of Porches frontman (and Frankie Cosmos collaborator) Aaron Maine, trusty indie rock from Palehound and Radical Dads, the fidgety post-hardcore of Grass Is Green, and more.
Greys @ Shea Stadium, July 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys, Vaz, Death Ray Architect, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks @ Shea Stadium
Toronto's Greys make intense noise punk (similar to their neighbors METZ) and they've got a great live show too. Their debut LP is finally going to drop this year, and we'll likely hear some songs off of that tonight. Local noisemakers Vaz are worth catching too.
Amen Dunes, Diamond Terrifier, Xander Duell, Max Alper/Marley G @ Trans-Pecos
Lots of cool sounds on this bill coming from the psych-folk of Amen Dunes, avant-saxist Diamond Terrifier, Mexican Summer-signed Xander Duell who sounds like he's listened to way too many records in his life (in a good way), and the improvisational Max Alper teaming up with Marley G.
The Black Keys @ Roseland Ballroom
Another of the Super Bowl weekend shows comes from blues-rock lovin' duo The Black Keys. This is also one of the final shows at Roseland Ballroom.
Lauryn Hill @ Capitol Theatre
Neo-soul great Lauryn Hill may have had a bit of trouble with her comeback shows, having to reschedule many of them, but her trip to Port Chester for this Capitol Theatre show is finally back on. Let's hope it's a good one.
Howard Stern's birthday w/ Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Stephen Tyler, Louis C.K., David Letterman, Sarah Silverman @ Hammerstein Ballroom
What better way to celebrate Howard Stern's birthday than with mega rock dudes, comedians and talk show hosts?
Drowners, Ski Lodge, Honduras @ Bowery Ballroom
Drowners take their name from a Suede song and definitely inject a little Britpop into their brand of NYC guitar pop. Likewise, Ski Lodge appealingly mix '80s jangle (Smiths, Orange Juice) with occasional world world-aware flourishes. Sold out.
Nancy Whang, Body Language (DJ Sets) @ Brooklyn Bowl
When not playing with The Juan Maclean, or providing vocals for Soulwax and Classixx, onetime LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang is a formidable DJ.
Jack of Heart, The Wierd Fantasy Band, The Split @ Cake Shop
French garage rockers Jack of Heart bring their joie de rock and wild live show to DbA tonight, their second of two NYC shows this week. Perhaps even wilder are Weird Fantasy Band whose shows often spill into the audience.
Mahogany, Lazyeyes, Shy Boys @ Glasslands
While this is a strong bill overall with quality local bands Mahogany and Lazyeyes, do get their early for Kansas City, MO indiepop band Shy Boys who and jangle with the best of them.
Har Mar Superstar @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. This is part of Har Mar's ongoing Free Fridays series. Doors at midnight.
JBM, Anders Parker, Names of War @ Union Pool
It's an evening of exemplary singer-songwriters, headlined by Canada's JBM who recently released Ashes via Bella Union.
Jason Isbell @ The Space at Westbury
A former Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell released the critically acclaimed Southeastern last year.
Lee Ranaldo, Leah Singer @ Showroom
Photographer/multimedia artist Leah Singer is in the midst of her Impressions exhibition at Showroom Gowanus (460 Union St) and tonight her husband (and Sonic Youth guitarist) Lee Ranaldo joins her for a performance.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
Follow BrooklynVegan on instagram.
by Doug Moore
Notekillers @ Trans Pecos on Saturday (via @northernspyrecs)
A few weeks back, we mentioned that Todd P has established a new, legal/up-to-code venue called Trans-Pecos in the former Silent Barn space at 915 Wyckoff Ave; the venue officially opened its doors with a Northern Spy Records-curated Gnaw/Notekillers/Psalm Zero show last week. (NSR will host a weekly show series every Thursday at the venue.) Trans-Pecos still doesn't have much of an official web presence, but a number of shows have been announced for the spot on top of the aforementioned Pop. 1280/Ukjah Drag/Herzog Rising/Nick Klein show this Thursday (12/12). Here's a rundown.
All of the following have $8 covers and will open their doors at 8 PM, except where noted...
This Wednesday (12/11), Dreams West will play with Only Edges and LAMPGOD & **L_RD//$M$.
On Friday (12/13), noted Rhode Island IDM crafter The Range (who recently released a new album) will play with Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, and Diamond Terrifier. The door charge goes up to $10 for this one.
On Saturday (12/14), the aforementioned Peter Kerlin Octet/Sunwatchers/Platinum Vision lineup will be joined by all-girl Japanese rockers Hard Nips (who are nonetheless based in Brooklyn) in the headlining slot.
The ensuing Friday (12/20), avant-garde ensemble Zs (whose Sam Hillmer put out a sax-based solo record in the spring) play with Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and DJ Bubbles.
Finally, on January 3 (1/3), Kayo Dot will join Hospital Productions noise artist Lussuria and Jeremiah Cymerman for the first edition of a monthly series called "Chaos Bodies," curated by Psalm Zero bandmates Andrew Hock (of Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life).
If you're curious about what Trans-Pecos has done with the former Silent Barn space, check out this Bedford and Bowery writeup. Flyer for Thursday's Pop. 1280 show is below...
The Spy Music Festival is back for a third year of experimental sounds, going down over two nights next month: September 7 at Spectrum, and September 8 at 285 Kent.
The 9/7 show at Spectrum (121 Ludlow St.) features the Charles Gayle Trio, Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille, Diamond Terrifier and more. $10 at the door and you can RSVP too.
The 9/8 show at 285 Kent is a little more high-profile, with Caught on Tape (aka Thurston Moore & John Moloney), Aa, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Ava Luna and more. Advance tickets are on sale for this night and your ticket also gets you free Six Point beer.
Visit Spy Music Fest's website for details on all of this year's acts, and full schedule is below.
Diamond Terrifier is the a solo sax/electronic project from Z's Sam Hillmer, who will release a new four-track 12", The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow, on May 28 via Terrible Records. Label head Chris Taylor (also of Grizzly Bear) sat in the producer's chair for the LP, we've got the premiere of the video for "Triple Gem" in this post. Squealing saxophone and eerie atmospherics make this the perfect soundtrack to a late-night creepout. Watch below.
Thurston Moore & Loren Connors at The Stone in July, via (((unartig)))
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and avant-garde guitar great Loren Connors, who initially teamed up for a collaborative set over the summer during Spy Music Festival, will again do so for the Northern Spy and LQQK CMJ showcase which happens on October 17 at Public Assembly with Hubble, PC Worship, Diamond Terrifier, The Dreebs, and Devin, Gary & Ross. Tickets for that show are on sale now or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, Loren Connors (playing as a duo with Suzanne Langille) shares a bill with Thurston's SY bandmate Lee Ranaldo (who will be playing with his group, Text of Light) at 285 Kent on November 13.
Meanwhile, Thurston Moore plays a local show in NYC TONIGHT (10/10) at Le Poisson Rouge with John Zorn, Jesse Harris, Gary Lucas, Red Baraat, David Amram, TriBeCaStan, Flutterbox and the recently added Violent Femmes frontman Gordan Gano. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
A lengthy video of Thurston and Loren's set from Spy Music Fest is below.
Blanche Blanche Blanche
Brooklyn label RVNG Intl. is taking part in Bulletin Boards, a group show curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns Gallery), at Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor) tonight (7/19). Here's what the label has to say about the show:
For this group show, each artist is granted a 3' x 4' bulletin board space. RVNG invited a select group of musicians from different points on the avant spectrum to contribute an object to be used as a percussion arranged and affixed to the bulletin board and "played" by [David] Van Tieghem.Van Teighem will be performing at the opening tonight (7/19) and there wil be DJ sets by Matt from RVNG, Matthew HIggs, and Nick Relph. Participating artists in the show include Blanche Blanche Blanche, DIamond Terrifier, Future Shuttle (in conjunction with Anna Gonick), Hiro Kone, Robert Lange (Helado Negro), Megafortress, and more. Tonight's show starts at 6 PM. More details, the flier, and the full list of participating artists is below.
This performance will be multi-tracked in high definition before the opening. We will offer the recorded performance back to the contributing musicians to "re-animate" into original piece / recordings. These recordings will be culled and assembled by Van Tieghem and RVNG / The Sound of White Columns into a limited edition album for the FRKWYS.
Speaking of Blanche Blanche Blanche, their new album, Wink With Both Eyes, came out earlier this year. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream the album in full below.
Laurel Halo at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Producer turned art pop wizard Laurel Halo and post-hardcore noisemaker turned producer Ital are teaming up for a tour together later this year. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet but a few dates have been revealed, including a NYC show at 285 Kent on September 21. That show, the DC date, and possibly others are also with M. Geddes Gengras and Magic Touch.
For Laurel Halo, the 285 Kent date is one of many upcoming shows in her hometown of Brooklyn, where she continues to play constantly. Laurel just played a show as part of The Maze last Friday (7/13), and she'll play the previously discussed show at Public Assembly on Saturday (7/21) with Pete Swanson, Noveller and Burning Star Core. Tickets for that show are still available. She's also got upcoming local shows in August, including one at Cameo Gallery on August 2 with Xeno and Oaklander and Telepathe. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Still more: she'll play the Diamond Terrifier (aka Sam Hillmer of Zs) record release show for Kill the Self That Wants To Kill Yourself (due out 8/14 via Northern Spy and produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) at Littlefield on August 8 with Slava (who also plays countless local shows) and Bubbles. Tickets for that show are available. That show happens after Diamond Terrifier wraps up his monthly residency at Zebulon which happens every Tuesday (like tonight [7/17]). Like Laurel did, Diamond Terrifier also plays a Maze show. His is on July 28 with Amen Dunes, Kel Valhaal: Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Psychic Reality, Dome Theater, and Das Racist DJs.
Speaking of Telepathe, they play Glasslands on Wednesday (7/18) with Feathers, ERAAS, and Faith. Tickets for that show are available. Faith recently remixed a Feathers song, which you can listen to below. Telepathe also DJ Santos on Friday (7/20 for a Last.fm event with Blondes, TEZEO and Andy Petr. Tickets for that show are available.
A list of all dates, a Pitchfork.tv video of Laurel Halo, and an Ital music video are below.
Some of you may remember art installation The Maze which took over Death by Audio back in Fall 2009 and at at Chashama's Visual Arts Space in 2009. Well it's back, as the You Are Here Festival has returned for a month-long residency at Secret Project Robot Gallery in Bushwick (389 Melrose St) from July 12 - Aug 4.
Just like in previous years, the festival will include a "gigantic life size maze", and will host a grip of performers on Thursday - Saturday during their stay at the space. Thursday's kickoff event (7/12) features Miho Hatori's New Optimism, ZS, Bachanalia, Ann Liv Young and DJ JG Thirlwell of various Foetus incarnations. Other performers throughout the month include Xeno and Oaklander, Hubble, Mick Barr, Dan Friel, Zs, VAZ, Amen Dunes, Extra Life, Diamond Terrifier and many many more. Full schedule for "You are Here" is below including details on the art exhibitions at the space.
The festival is also readying a limited mixtape, featuring unheard/rare tracks from many of the performers scheduled for the event. Get a copy at the shows and at the You Are Here site, and check out "Hubble Potatoes" by Hubble which appears on said comp below.
In related news, both Diamond Terrifier and Hubble will perform at Zebulon tonight (7/10), joining Excepter and Hagfish & Poet Lounge. The show is part of a month-long residency durated by Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer of Zs) on Tuesdays at the venue. The remainder of shows will feature a Patrick Higgins electro-acoustic set with Sleng Teng, and Tetryl Red on 7/17, ATM, with Psychic Reality, and Chuck Bettis on 7/24, and the final show on 7/31 with Talibam!, Violet Raid, Sun Watchers, and GADDFJXR.
Full details on the fest are below. The group is currently seeking funding for a Berlin edition in September 2012, contribute if you can.
The second-annual Spy Music Festival happens June 29th through July 15th, featuring "46 sets of music at 7 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn." That's a big expansion from last year when it took place on two nights at Shea Stadium and Zebulon. This year's fest, run by the folks at Northern Spy Records, will happen at Union Pool, the Issue Project Room, The Stone, Vaudeville Park, 285 Kent, Death by Audio and Roulette. Amongst the artists performing are Rhys Chatham, Matthew Shipp, Dustin Wong, Arthur Doyle, Eugene Chadbourne, PG Six, Guardian Alien and Magik Markers.
The full Spy Music Festival schedule -- bands, venues, prices -- is below. There's no all-inclusive festival pass, but tickets to all the shows are available here. And the fest organizers have also made a sampler featuring the artists performing this year and you can stream that below as well.
Oneohtrix Point Never at MHOW in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) has a few upcoming shows in March including two NYC shows, the Jeff Mangum-curated ATP in Minehead and SXSW where he is exclusively playing the Mexican Summer showcase.
The first NYC show is a Red Bull Music Academy Session at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 6. The session starts with a conversation with Daniel Lopatin which ends with a Q&A, and then he'll play a free a show at the venue with an opening set by special guest Cubic Zirconia. RSVP info is on the flyer below. More info on what the Red Bull Music Academy can be found in a video below.
Oneohtrix Point Never will then play a Brooklyn show three days later at 285 Kent on 3/9 with Touch Here to Resume (aka MV Carbon and Ynot Darnoc), Diamond Terrifier, for whom the show doubles as a release show for his "Shrine Flu" tape, La Big Vic, and Win Win (DJs). Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. The show flier is below.
UPDATE: Oneohtrix Point Never also plays the Dessner-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival at BAM on May 5th.
All dates, video and fliers below...
Diamond Terrifier (aka Sam Hilmer of Zs) is introducing his new bi-weekly series, 'PRACTICE!' taking place at Zebulon every other Tuesday. This month it takes place on January 17 and 31, and he's performing at and curating each one. The 1/17 show includes Lichens, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (of Liturgy who are opening for Zola Jesus at Webster Hall), LZA/Dutch E. Germ (of Gang Gang Dance), and DJ sets by Laurel Halo and The Oracle. The 1/31 show includes Dan Friel< GDFX, Rat Attack, and DJ sets by Chief Boima (of Dutty Artz) and The Oracle. All shows in this series are free.
Diamond Terrifier also has a bunch of other shows coming up in NYC this month, including one TONIGHT (1/10) at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, where he will perform a live score for the film Shaman of the Blind Country, narrated by William S. Burroughs. He also plays Shea Stadium on Saturday (1/14) with Controlled Bleeding and Dan Friel, and Littlefield on January 18 with Patrick Higgins and Eric Wubbles (tickets). The next night he'll be in Brooklyn again at La Sala (1/19) with Extra Life, and Union Pool on January 24 with Dan Friel, Zulus and Grooms.
Diamond Terrifier is also set to release his first official full length this September via Northern Spy. The album will be produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Until then, he's been releasing a single every month on his website. Check out this month's installment, a live recording of "It's Already After The End Of The World" from Freedom Garden in October, below, and download it above.
All dates and the stream below...
Karp was a post-hardcore band from Tumwater, Washington, that formed in 1990 and lasted until 1998. The band was formed by Chris Smith aka Chris "Slayer", Jared Warren, and Scott Jernigan. They released three full length albums entitled Mustaches Wild, Suplex, and Self Titled LP. (Note that "Self Titled LP" is a literal title. The title is not "Karp." Even the CD version of the record is titled "Self Titled LP.") They also released several EPs and 7" records. Their recordings were released by several Northwest-related labels such as K Records, Kill Rock Stars, and Punk In My Vitamins. Karp managed to mix the terror of hardcore, The Melvins, and Black Sabbath with an ear for pop-influenced song assembly. The band name is inspired from a newsletter/zine that Chris Smith put out in highschool and is an acronym that stands for "Kill All Redneck Pricks".As previously discussed, Kill All Redneck Pricks is a documentary that examines the much missed band, and debuts in NYC tomorrow, 1/6, at The Spectacle Theater (South 3rd near Bedford) with two showings (7:30 and 9:30). After the movie head to an after-party at Death By Audio featuring Vaz and Pygmy Shrews. Check out a trailer, some clips from the film, and a list of other cities the movie is playing in, below. If you can't make it, order a copy on DVD (with or without an exclusive tee) via the documentary website.
Members went on to play with Tight Bro's from Way Back When, The Whip, Dead Air Fresheners, and Big Business (currently playing with The Melvins). Drummer Scott Jernigan died in a boating accident on June 10, 2003.
Spectacle Theater will host a bunch of music related films in the coming weeks as part of "ROCKUARY", "music-themed special events and films of all kinds- ranging from features, documentaries, shorts, remixes, live performances, and many special guests." The current slate of films include a documentary on Friends Forever, Shamans of The Blind Country (which will be scored by Diamond Terrifier), a documentary on Morrissey's impact on Latino culture (Passions Just Like Mine), Deadlock (which was scored by Can) and much much more. Head to the Spectacle site for more details.
In semi-related news, Pygmy Shrews and The Men have BOTH cancelled their 1/13 appearance at Union Pool.
All Kill All Redneck Pricks screenings and some videos are below.
by Andrew Frisicano
Tonight (7/6) is the first of three chances you'll have to check out Noveller, the guitar-based soundscapes project of Sarah Lipstate, over the next two weeks. The show is at Public Assembly, where she's on a bill with JACK Quartet (who've been playing around town quite a bit, including a set at the BoaC marathon) and Zs (performing as a trio). After that, Noveller plays Thursday at Coco 66 and next Tuesday (7/15) at Shea Stadiumwith Zs-related Diamond Terrifier (video below).
Noveller recently released a new record, Glacial Glow, which you can hear-- along with the rest of the Noveller catalog--on Bandcamp. The disc takes a different approach than 2010's stellar Desert Fires, swapping its broad, meaty textures for a more spare, melodic sound. That same approach carries over into Matt Kleiner's video for new song "Alone Star," which captures the urban landscapes of Sydney and Melbourne in stark black & white. That video and all tour dares are below....