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Bjork @ King's Theatre last month (more by David Andrako)

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

Bjork @ City Center
Bjork wraps up her sold-out seven-show run in NYC tonight which supports her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulnicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

HINDS, The Yetis @ Baby's All Right
Spanish band HINDS get called "shambolic" a lot, but in this case it's a good thing (they are not trying to be Rush) as their brand of of garagey pop trades more in enthusiasm, charm and catchy tunes. They are undeniably fun live. Late show, doors at midnight.

Sensations' Fix, Georgia, Andrew VanWyngarden & Bryce Hackford (DJ sets) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Italian prog/spacerock guru Franco Falsini expanded minds with his '70s-era ensemble Sensations Fix. He'll be playing a solo set tonight with Georgia, plus DJ sets from MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden and Brooklyn producer Bryce Hackford. This is free.

Twin Shadow, Lolawolf, The Great Void @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Twin Shadow has always been anthemic, but on his new album Eclipse he goes full stadium, aiming for the back fences with every song. This is the second of two sold-out MHOW shows.

Jerry Paper, Helado Negro, Trabajo, Macula Dog @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Jerry Paper (aka Lucas Nathan) could almost have come straight of the Tim & Eric screen: defiantly weird, part hotel lounge act/Harry Nilsson/Brian Wilson with a little laptop R&B, and yet oddly appealing. Tonight's the record release show for his new album, Carousel.

Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, August Wells, J.R. Bohannon @ Baby's All Right
Psychedelic folk musician and guitar great Steve Gunn recently signed to Matador (also home of his collaborator Kurt Vile), and he's planning the followup to last year's great Way Out Weather. Also of note is the duo set from harpist Mary Lattimore and Kurt Vile/War On Drugs producer Jeff Zeigler.

Jessie Ware, Jesse Boykins III @ Terminal 5
Forward-thinking pop singer and SBTRKT/Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware continues to move up in the world, and tonight headlines her largest NYC show yet, which is sold out. Opening is Machinedrum collaborator Jesse Boykins II.

Kind of Like Spitting, The City on Film, Lee Corey Oswald @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Indie/emo vets Kind of Like Spitting are back in action, and recently put out a split with Warren Franklin on Topshelf which has them sounding as good as ever. The City on Film (Bob Nanna of Braid's other band) are also back in action after many years away, and put out their very good new album on Topshelf this past December. Support comes from the No Sleep-signed Lee Corey Oswald and locals Living Room.

Hard Nips, High Waisted, Beta Motel @ Good Room
Good Room is usually dance music oriented, but tonight they bring in guitars with this bill headlined by Japanese ex-pats Hard Nips.

Digitalism @ Verboten
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You but released a new single last year. Catch them DJing tonight.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter..

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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Pop All Star Band @ Pop Montreal 2014 (via jackpineco)
All Star Pop Group

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Doe Paoro opens for My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom tonight (9/25). Tickets for that show are still available.

Doe Paoro is now on the road with My Brightest Diamond, but recently finished a string of dates with Bon Iver's friends Sylvan Esso which started right after Doe opened for Bon Iver drummer S. Carey (and Califone) at Le Poisson Rouge. Doe released an EP called Ink on the Walls in April. It was produced at Bon Iver's studio by S. Carey and BJ Burton (who also produced Bon Iver's group Volcano Choir and Bon Iver/Gayngs related project Poliça). Note: Bon Iver, S. Carey, Gayngs, Polica, Sylvan Esso, Volcano Choir and Doe all share a management team (and a love for autotune). Doe is also playing CMJ.

S. Carey returns to NYC to open for American Football and Owen in October.

Volcano Choir have a new video for "Tiderays". Watch below.

Meanwhile, Bon Iver-esque NY, electro-singer-songwriter Elliot Moss (who also shares a manager with Bon Iver) just opened for Nada Surf at Rough Trade and has three more NYC shows scheduled in October: School Night at Brooklyn Bowl, CMJ at Rough Trade w/ Cold War Kids, and MHOW on 10/25 opening for Digitalism. One of his songs is embedded below.

Field Report, the project of Justin Vernon's old DeYarmond Edison bandmate Chris Porterfield, just shared the title track from his new album "Marigolden". Listen (via AV Club), below. Catch Field Report live on tour throughout the fall, starting at Bowery Electric in NYC on 9/30 (tickets). All dates are also listed again below.

Finally, we told you about the all star basketball game that was going down at Pop Montreal last week.That also resulted in a halftime show by the 'Pop All Star Band' - a "supergroup featuring Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture" (and A-Trak). They covered Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" and The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." Watch the videos with all the other stuff below...

Continue reading "new Field Report, Doe Paoro tonight, Elliot Moss, Volcano Choir & other Bon Iver related news"


German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You Dude, but returned this summer with new single "Wolves" which features Youngblood Hawke. You can watch the video for that, and stream remixes by Booka Shade (who's playing BEMF), Riton and RAC, below.

Digitalism will be heading to North America next month for a tour that hits NYC on October 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with opener Elliot Moss (who's also playing other shows including CMJ with Cold War Kids). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with "Wolves" and remixes streams, below...

Continue reading "Digitalism released new single, touring (dates, streams)"

Angel Olsen in Chicago earlier this month (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Angel Olsen

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

Angel Olsen, Cian Nugent, Jaye Bartell @ LPR
Angel Olsen's new album, Burn Fire For No Witness, brilliantly combines the loner folk of its predecessor with a newfound knack for indie rock. It's a great album, and tonight's sold out show should be a good one. If you're going, get there early for avant guitarist Cian Nugent.

Sondre Lerche, Gambles @ Baby's All Right
Splitting his time between Norway and Brooklyn, Sondre Lerche is a charmer whether playing solo or with a backing band. With a new album out sometime soon, we'll hopefully get some fresh tunes tonight.

Bluffing, Stolen Girls, Dead Tenants, Dan Francia @ Living Gallery
Bluffing's debut album, due out next month, is full of the sort of guitar-oriented lo-fi pop that dominated much of indie rock's early days. You can check out the band's brand new video for "Mind/Mood" below.

Justin Timberlake @ MSG
Justin Timberlake does a lot of things, some of them great, some of them less great, but one of those things is that he makes some of the most forward-thinking mainstream pop around, and he'll fill MSG with that tonight.

Russian Circles, KEN mode, Inter Arma @ Bowery Ballroom
This is one hell of a triple bill for metal (with some non-metal crossover), including the heavy post-rockers Russian Circles, ferocious post-hardcore rippers KEN mode, and the psychedelic black metallers Inter Arma. They do it again on Saturday at Saint Vitus, both sold out.

Earl Sweatshirt, Ratking @ Webster Hall
If you're like, totally over Odd Future, there's a chance that Earl Sweatshirt is the one rapper in the crew you still have some faith in. If that's the case, lucky for you he comes to NYC for two shows this week. Both sold out though.

Painted BLACK Act II: DIIV, Twin Shadow DJ set, Guards @ Irving Plaza
This is part of the "Painted BLACK" series that pairs musical acts with "visual artists, stage builders, sculptors, fashion designers, and filmmakers, creating unique pieces to be debuted at the series." Could be interesting? Tickets are still available.

Ovlov (acoustic), Palehound, Infinity Girl, What Moon Things, July Talk @ Pianos
This is the first of two Palehound shows at Pianos this month, the next being next Thursday (2/27). In between the two shows, Palehound releases her first 7" recorded with the full band she plays live with, and the fuller sound suits her well. Check out the new track from that 7", "Pay No Mind," below.

Calves, Le Rug, The Dirty Nil, Weird Womb, Phone Home @ Shea Stadium
A lot of solid bands on this bill, but the one we think you should definitely catch is The Dirty Nil, who are bringing their abrasive, melodic punk over from Canada for this one.

RJD2, Tanya Morgan @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2 has been making excellent beats for the Def Jux/Rhymesayers world of hip hop for about two decades now. Tonight should be a cool show, as he's performing with a live band and also doing a DJ set. Brooklyn hip hop duo Tanya Morgan are worth catching too.

Noveller, Bad Braids, Gem Trails, Sea Camp @ Silent Barn
It was just announced that atmospheric guitar great Noveller will open a bunch of the dates on St. Vincent's upcoming tour. You won't get to see her at St. Vincent's NYC show (Holly Herndon opens that one), but you can catch before she leaves for the road at Silent Barn tonight.

Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE, ARMS, Abandoned Lighthouse, La Guadalupe @ Silent Barn
Tonight's show promises to "blur the line between song and noise, improv and written, skill and mistakes" with sets from Dave Harrington (Darkside), Todd Goldstein (ARMS), Chris Spanninga (La Guadalupe) and Tim Mislock (Abandoned Lighthouse, Hedwig, etc).

Bambara, Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy @ Death By Audio
It's an all-local show but a good one, headlined by the seriously loud Bambara, with local punk newcomers Low Fat Getting High, and the underrated Vulture Shit and Mannequin Pussy.

Raccoon Fighter, The Teen Age, The Fleeting Ends, Whiskey Bitches @ Cake Shop
NYC doesn't really do garage rock so much (we leave that to places that people have actual garages) but Raccoon Fighter are fighting the good fight (against racoons?), making quality fuzzed out pop. The Teen Age make superior scrappy pop too.

Digitalism, Etnik @ Output
German electro duo Digitalism have said that they aren't going to be playing much live this year, so catch them tonight while you can. Stream their new single "Fahrenheit 32" below.

oOoOO, Tempers, Vandana Jain @ Glasslands
Witch house may not be the hottest trend anymore, but oOoOO is still proof that the genre birthed some solid artists. The gothy Tempers (who do a great Swans cover) aren't to miss either.

Invisible Things, Kid Millions (of Oneida), Sunshine Soldier, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler @ Trans-Pecos
Northern Spy curated this night of experimental sounds, headlined by Invisible Things -- aka Mark Shippy (US Maple) and Jim Sykes (Parts & Labor). Kid Millions of Oneida plays tonight with Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus).

Cam'ron @ Stage 48
Cam'ron just announced a Terminal 5 show with A-Trak, which sounds like it'll be a lot of fun, but if you can't wait that long to see Killa Cam, head to Stage 48 tonight.

Radkey, Your Skull My Closet @ Mercury Lounge
Radkey love the sounds of late '70s and early '80s punk rock, and though they polish it up a bit more than those bands did, they still like to rock out.

Junior Astronomers, Ex-Wife, Wild Rice, The Doubts @ Muchmore's
NJ's Ex-Wife make some pretty driving post-punk, and tonight they return to NYC with their NJ pals Wild Rice, who they've played NYC with before.

Glasvegas @ Knitting Factory
Though the hype surrounding the band's debut has died in the years since, Scotland's Glasvegas are still making highly-charged anthemic guitar pop on their third LP, Later...When the TV Turns to Static. This is their second of two NYC shows (originally supposed to happen at Rough Trade) and it's sold out.

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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Les Savy Fav in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Les Savy Fav

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Ty Segall, VietNam, David Novick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ty Segall releases a lot of records (a lot) but they're all pretty different. Sleeper finds him in acoustic mode and expect him to be in a similar mode tonight -- his performance at FYF fest last weekend had him sitting down most of the show. For the louder Ty experience, he'll be back with Fuzz later this year.

Zero Boys, Night Birds, Nuclear Santa Claust, SpEd @ Europa
Midwest punk favorites Zero Boys return to NYC to bless Europa with the great surf-punk locals Night Birds and the Ramones-y Nuclear Santa Claust in tow. Fans of early 80s/punk hardcore, make sure to make it out, Zero Boys' appearance is a rare one and not to be missed.

She Keeps Bees, Last Good Tooth, Railbird @ Glasslands
Indie folk duo She Keeps Bees are busy cooking up a new record but gave a taste via a new single last month (stream it below). Tonight's show is well-matched with Providence, RI's Last Good Tooth and the slinky sounds of Railbird

Les Savy Fav, Delorean, Small Black @ House of Vans
The line-up is a little schizo, but no one seems to care at House of Vans. Les Savy Fav's music is fun, but the band truly comes alive live thanks to wildcard frontman Tim Harrington whose onstage antics are, at this point, legendary (see above). Spanish (well, Basque if your getting technical) dance troupe Delorean should get you primed and it's been revealed that the "Special Guest" is Brooklyn chillwavers Small Black. Free, but RSVP has been closed for some time, BUT the show will also be streaming online.

Classixx, Digitalism, Lou Teti, Le Youth, Plastic Plates, Malandro @ Output
The weekly INPUT party at Output (every Thursday) always gets a helluva lineup, and this week is no exception with LA dance duo Classixx, German electro duo Digitalism, and more.

Psychobuildings, Daytona, Grand Resort, Suburban Living, Literature, Haybaby @ Pianos
Tonight's the last show of Grand Resort's August residency, and it's a terrific (big) line-up, with Philadelphia's super-fun Literature, Norfolk, VA's Suburban Living, and more.

DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch, Rich Medina @ Santos Party House
Five, yes FIVE, legendary DJs from the 90s and beyond team up for an unforgettable night of hip hop, soul, and everything under the sun. Highly recommended for fans of the era, deep grooves, or people who just like to get down.

DJ Eclipse, DJ Riz, DJ Premier, DJ Stretch Armstrong @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Halftime show, the heir to CM Famalam and much of the great underground hip hop of the 90s, celebrates 15 years at LPR tonight with hip hop legends like Lord Sear, DJ Premier, Eclipse, Stretch Armstrong and more. Expect surprise performances and appearances and a night of classic hip hop.

Steel Phantoms, Dusted, Rituals, Lurve @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands, Dusted (the indie pop project from Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt) and the shoegazey/postpunky Rituals, are in NYC this week for two shows. Tonight they bless Brooklyn DIY spot Shea Stadium, and tomorrow they'll be at Cake Shop.

Bent Shapes, Shark?, The Doubts @ Silent Barn
If you missed Boston's Bent Shapes when they were in town last weekend, here's another chance to catch them. Their new album, Feels Weird, is filled with hooky, smart indiepop.

Light Asylum, Celebration, Mirror Mirror, Lone Wolf @ The Bowery Electric
Here's a show filled with magnetic live performers: Light Asylum's Shannon Fuchness is a pistol on stage, as is Celebration's Katrina Ford. The rest of the bill is similarly pitched dark, with electrorockers Mirror Mirror and Ryan Sawyer's solo project, Lone Wolf.

Anthony Naples, Lemonade (DJ set), Blouse (listening party) @ Topside Bar at SmorgasBar (FREE)
Captured Tracks kicks off it's CT5 weekend with this free event that starts with a listening party for Blouse's new album and continues with DJ sets after that.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Young Statues @ Asbury Lanes
Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves play their hometown a lot (like last week), but if Asbury Park is an easier trip for you to make, tonight's show at the Lanes is not to miss. Their new album, You're Always On My Mind, dropped back in July and has been one hell of a summer album.

Roy Ayers @ Blue Note
Vibraphone master and funk legend Roy Ayers continues his four-night run with early and late shows. Let's hope her pulls out tracks from his much-lauded score to blaxploitation flick, Coffy (amongst his other great work).

Taj Mahal @ City Winery
The blues rock legend has been putting out records for 45 years and, at age 71, is still going strong, performing over 150 shows a year. This is his first of two City Winery shows this week.

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords @ Comcast Theatre (CT)
Funny or Die's travelling Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival doesn't stop in NYC proper, but it's not too far away tonight (Hartford, CT) and features a killer line-up of funny people.

Stephen Brodsky, Snake Oil, PC Worship @ Saint Vitus
Stephen Brodsky has been known for his work in some very heavy bands (Cave In, Converge), but as a solo artist, he takes a much softer approach. He'll still feel home at Brooklyn's mostly-metal bar Saint Vitus though, and that's where you can see him tonight.

If you were planning on seeing India.Arie @ BAM tonight, it's been cancelled.

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.


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German electro duo Digitalism haven't had an album out since 2011's I Love You, Dude, though they did do an installment of K7's popular DJ Kicks series last year. There's been no mention of a new record, but Digitalism will be in visiting America later this spring, including a stop in NYC at Highline Ballroom on May 14. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, plus a Spotify stream of Digitalism DJ Kicks, below.

Continue reading "Digitalism touring North America in May (dates)"

Holy Ship

Though there may be another release of tickets, the 2nd annual electronic music cruise Holy Ship!! sold out before any acts were announced. Or to be more specific:

Everyone who purchased a pre-book for HOLY SHIP!! will receive a token May 22 with a booking time to reserve a cabin. Only one pre-book is valid per cabin. Cabins can be booked by token holders anytime after the token goes live up until June 20. Token holders who do not book by June 20 are no longer guaranteed a cabin. If any cabins remain after this initial booking period, those who are on the wait list will be contacted.
If the rest of the cabins aren't taken by those on the waiting list, then they'll be released to the general public.

Here's who ticket holders will get to see at the event taking place Friday, January 4 through Monday, January 7, 2013. Complete lineup listed below...

Continue reading "Holy Ship!! 2013 lineup"


As previously mentioned, the HARD Summer Music Festival will invade Los Angeles on August 6th. It's now been revealed that the LA date is also part of a larger tour entitled HARD Summer Tour 2011, which will bring Digitalism, Jack Beats, Caspa, Destructo (natch), and Gesaffelstein across fourteen cities in August. NYC's Terminal 5 (natch) will host the tour-closing dance party on August 20th. Presale tickets for Terminal 5 (and multiple other dates) are on sale, and stay tuned for general sale to hit Ticketmaster too. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Digitalism headlining HARD Summer Tour 2011 w/ Jack Beats, Caspa & more (dates, presale)"

photos by Brook Bobbins


The Rusko & Doorly tour hit Terminal 5 in NYC on Wednesday night (4/27). Pictures from that HARD-presented show are in this post.

HARD also presents the LA date of the tour which is also the last date of the tour.

LA is also where HARD is holding a 'Summer Festival' on Saturday August 6th. That craziness will include sets by:

"DUCK SAUCE, Boys Noize, CHROMEO live, RATATAT live, Skrillex, ODD FUTURE, JAMES MURPHY AND PAT MAHONEY DFA TENT SPECIAL DISCO VERSION, DIGITALISM live, Jack Beats, KARLSSON and WINNBERG / MIIKE SNOW DJ SET, Caspa, NERO, Noisia, Emalkay, CARTE BLANCHE live featuring dj Mehdi and Riton, BUSY PICTIONARY featuring BUSY P and SO ME, Holy Ghost ! live, SIRIUSMO, GESAFFELSTEIN, GASLAMP KILLER, DESTRUCTO, Juan MacLean, Shit Robot (The Shit Robot Show), Still Going, Nadastrom, DILLION FRANCIS, Acid Jacks, Visuals by Vello V2 labs, + more."
Tickets are on sale.

HARD Cruise sails out of Florida in January, and though no lineup has been announced for that yet, I'm sure the lineup will contain at least a few of the artists mentioned in this post.

More pictures from Terminal 5 are below...

Continue reading "Rusko played Terminal 5 w/ Doorly & Destructo (pics), playing other HARD events (dates)"


"The 2010 Lollapalooza line-up is official: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix will headline, joined by Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, and The Black Keys. With 130 bands on this year's bill, its sure to be a weekend long feast for the ears.

It's a monumental year for Lollapalooza, filled with homecomings, reunions, and first-times. Soundgarden, 1992 and 1996 Lollapalooza alumni, return to the Lollapalooza stage for their first performance since 1997. Green Day will rock Grant Park sixteen years after their first Lollapalooza appearance. While Lady Gaga will headline the festival only three short years after playing the BMI stage at Lollapalooza 2007.

Arcade Fire returns to Grant Park, having played the reincarnated Lollapalooza in 2005. This is the first Lollapalooza for The Strokes - and also their first show in four years. And making their Lollapalooza debut: Phoenix." - Lollapalooza
After extremely accurate early leaks and then much teasing, Lollapalooza oficially announces this year's lineup. Check it out below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza actually announces 2010 lineup "

by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: MGMT - Kids (Soulwax remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Whip - Divebomb (FFS remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Bumblebeez - Rio (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Bumblebeez - Black Dirt (MP3)

Midnight Juggernauts @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Midnight Juggernauts

If you're still standing after everything that went down Thursday & Friday there is plenty more to do this weekend. That and more below...

Continue reading "Midnight Juggernauts tonight, The Bumblebeez tour dates, Minitek & other upcoming 'Dance' events + some MP3s"

DOWNLOAD: Surkin - Hoes Get Down (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gorillaz - El Manana (TTC Remix, prod. by Para One) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Para One - Midnight Swim (Surkin Drowning Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bobmo - Legally Dead for 4'31 (YOUSENDIT MP3)

Crystal Castles @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - Mar 26, 2008 (Ryan Muir / Metromix)
Crystal Castles @ Merucry Lounge

Digitalism @ Webster Hall, NYC - Mar 22, 2008 (Madaes)
Digitalism @ WEbster Hall

We're in the last week of March dance madness. Despite it seeming like every good deejay is down in Miami for WMC the line-up in New York this weekend is surprisingly awesome.

Thursday night (March 27) New York's Cut celebrate their 3-year anniversary bringing French electro label Institubes here to host the Paris Terror Club at Studio B. Cut has done a lot over the past 3 years to bring some of the top dance music talent to New York. You can check out a short video about them and what they do here.

Last August's Paris Terror Club party at Studio B was great. Thursday's should be no different as Para One and Surkin are back again with the addition of label-mate Bobmo.

Para One is a great producer out of France. He got people moving with his album 'Epiphanie' in 2006, specifically with the smash hit ' Dundun-Dun'. He's done production for French rap act TTC in the meantime, as well crafted a beautiful soundtrack (a great departure from his dancefloor jams) for the French film 'La Naisssance Des Pieuvres'. No stranger to manipulating beats, expect a clean set full of knob-twisting from Para One that will leave you with no option but to get down.

Next of KinSurkin and Bobmo are two very young, successful deejays out of France. At ages 22 and 17, each of them has already produced some great tracks. Bobmo recently followed up last year's 'Let's Go Bobmo EP' (featuring the B-more/electro hit 'To the Bobmobile') with his '3000% Yes EP' which has more of an electro-ravey feel (be sure to check out the great track 'Legally Dead for 4'31'). Surkin's 'Ghetto Obsession' and 'Radio Fireworks', as well as his countless remixes have been devastating dancefloors over the past year. In the meantime he's been working on his follow-up, the 'Next of Kin EP' due out on Institubes shortly. The cover art features a black knight printed on a silver foil pattern, designed by Gaspirator who you might know better as Gaspard Auge (the moustached half of Justice). The EP features equally impressive tracks:

A1 White Knight Two
A2 Kid Gloves
B1 Next Of Kin (as heard in Justice's XMAS mix)
B2 Next Of Kin (Todd Edwards' re-kindled Mix)
$10 advance tickets available here, $15 tickets at the door, AND.....we have three pairs of tickets to give away courtesy of Cut & Finger on the Pulse (who are coordinating this contest and who are celebrating a birthday of their own this weekend). To win a pair of tickets, be one of the first 3 people to email them now (subject: cut).

More events, flyers, & whatnot, below.....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (03/27/08)"

DOWNLOAD: MixHell - The Kids Are Alright (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mathhead - Doom & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Serge Santiago - "Through the Ages" mix for Beats in Space (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Fat Phaze - It`s Magic (Lottie and Serge Santiagos version) (MP3)

Cut Copy @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - Mar 17, 2008 (Tixgirl)
Cut Copy @ Mercury Lounge

This week in dance kicked off with a great show on Monday at the Mercury Lounge with the NYC-debut of Spain's el Guincho and a set by Australia's brilliant, live electro band Cut Copy.

The band has a refreshingly straightforward style about sharing their electro-rock tracks, offering little in the way of theatrics. But lead vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Dan Whitford is willing to offer his appreciation to the crowd and acknowledge the impending electro climaxes, giving the audience the green light to go nuts-and it works. [TheMusic.FM]
If you missed them, they're back in May, and this weekend looks equally promising with some big names passing through town.

Pink SkullIn addition to the great Palms Out Sound showcase going on at Luna Lounge tonight (Thursday March 20), Musebox is holding their monthly at 205 featuring Pink Skull, James F!@$%^ Friedman and Johnny Cocco, and it's $5 at the door or free if you RSVP now at rsvp@themusebox.net. While Pink Skull is just deejaying, and not doing one of their energetic live performances, the band's diverse influences, numerous side projects, and recent remixes should provide the makings of a good set.

Just a few days after this show Brooklyn-based independent 12" and digital-only label the Savant Guard will make it's worldwide debut release with Pink Skull's single 'Drugs Will Keep Us Together' on March 24th. It will feature the original version of the track along with a remix that New York's own 33Hz did with Ming (from dj duo Ming+FS). Fidget house master Trevor Loveys also puts his own spin on the track. You can download the original version over at Missingtoof and stream the remixes here.

Tonight's flyer and more 'week in dance' below......

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (03/20/08)"

by Finger on the Pulse

DOWNLOAD: Para One - Dundun Dun (Adam Kesher cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Adam Kesher - Irene (Strip Steve's MTV Remix (MP3)

Adam Kesher

We are happy to be home from Texas. SXSW was fun, but we heard we missed a great Cut Copy show at Studio B on Saturday night. We won't make the same mistake this weekend. BV contributor David Bruno (Slap You In Public) and Robot Blair are bringing their People Don't Dance No More party back to Studio B, and they are always on point. Here is what they had to say:

Big news gang! This Saturday, the People Don't Dance No More party with Serge Santiago, Adam Kesher, and My Cousin Roy is now the official Digitalism afterparty. That means madness for sure....

Advance Tickets $10 via Ticketweb // $15 at the door
Studio B // 10pm - 4am // 259 Banker St. (btw Calyer + Meserole)

We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the first two people to email us at music@fotpnyc.com with 'People DO Dance' in the subject line. Get to it!

Adam Kesher's album "Heading for the Hills, Feeling Warm Inside" is out April 14th. RCRDLBL is streaming some new tracks, so make sure to grab a listen. Saturday's flyer and tour dates below....

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DigitalismDigitalism is going on tour in March. I assume that includes SXSW, though they haven't listed the date yet. It definitely includes Webster Hall on March 22nd, an afterparty (TBA), and at least a couple of shows in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. They are also playing Gatecrasher - a two-day dance festival in Northamptonshire over the weekend of May 24-25....

CSS will warm up for bill toppers The Prodigy on the Saturday, while The Chemical Brothers will be preceded by Dizzee Rascal on the Sunday night.

The two-day dance festival in Northamptonshire will also feature live sets from Soulwax Nite Versions, Simian Mobile Disco, Audio Bullys, New Young Pony Club, The Whip and Digitalism. [Virtual Festivals]

All dates below...

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Digitalism @ Studio B, NYC (CRED)
Digitalism @ Studio B

Lots of moaning going on about CMJ this year, but you can't deny that DANCE is a big factor in this years' Marathon.

Big official CMJ shows with Simian Mobile Disco, New Young Pony Club (Tickets), MSTRKRFT (Tickets), and Justice (along with this little column here) leave no doubt that this past year has been a big year for DJs and bands with a beat.

Last week some dance acts got off to an early start on Thursday night: Digitalism played Studio B and set the place on fire (or at least attracted the FDNY), !!! punk-funked Webster Hall (more photos), and Moby DJ'd at Hiro. Photos of Moby at Driven by Boredom. James Murphy and Annie Mac DJ'd at Hiro BAllroom last night.

Outside of the big CMJ shows be sure to catch (in no particular order) one of the Black Ghosts sets at the BV party or at the Delancey (I hear Simon will be singing while they DJ their tracks), A-Trak and DJ Medhi tag-teaming at Hiro on Wednesday (tonight) should be legendary, Erol Alkan dropping rock tracks for the ravers at the 3rd Fixed Anniversary at Studio B on Saturday with special guests, MIA gives you two chances to catch her at Terminal 5, James Lavelle brings UNKLE to Webster on Thursday, David E. Sugar, King Oppression, and Walter Meego at our show at 205 on Saturday night, and Muscles plays both Modular parties (Studio B with NYPC and 200 Orchard on Friday). Also tonight: Dragonette at the Canal Room and the boys and girls from Big Stereo finally touch down in NYC at Studio B with Thunderheist. Ghostland Observatory brought a laser to their last show at the Bowery, find out what they bring to Webster on Friday night.

Don't forget to RSVP For our Saturday night party. More about that later (coming in part 2).

DOWNLOAD: Le Castlevania - Trouble In Daylight (LA Riots Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justice - D.V.N.O.--LA-Riots-Bootleg (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Alan Braxe Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - You'll Stay In My Heart (feat Savage) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Digitalism - Zdarlight (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Daft Punk - Face to face [Cosmo Vitelli rmx] (MP3)

This week seems to be the kick off of CMJ-like festivities for dance fans. I'm (almost) more excited for this week than next...

LA RiotsWednesday (Oct 10, 2007) is the final Tales of Colt 45 at Studio B with LA Riots' NY debut. I've been playing a lot of LA Riots remixes and originals recently. They do a great job of balancing their sound somewhere between big room house and the overly crunchy Justice-emulators out there and come out sounding really fresh. Don't believe me? Check their Kid Sister remix just launched on their Riotspace. The party is free, booze is free, and you also get live sets from Purple Crush, Health, The Mall, + Yip Yip, as well as DJ sets from Lauren Flax, Robot Blair, and me. Get on the list and come dance with us.

Thursday night (Oct 11) is a tough decision. The Field open for !!! at Webster Hall, Modular hosts Digitalism live at Studio B, and Moby launches "his" Degenerates party at Hiro Ballroom with DJ sets by the bald one himself, Stretch Armstrong, The Juan Maclean, and Alex from Holy Ghost!.

More events, music, news, & tour dates, below.....

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