Entries tagged with: Does It Offend You Yeah?
School of Seven Bells @ South Street Seaport Friday (more by Chris La Putt)
Somehow I didn't go out last week, except for Pilooski and Friendly Fires on Tuesday & Wednesday which I already told you about. Plenty of other dance events went on though...the School of Seven Bells show at the Seaport (above), the DFA Boat Party, Flashing Lights, and Girls & Boys. Now, on to this week:
Does it Offend You, Yeah? @ Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Hopefully you had a good Labor Day weekend in dance. I started mine off with two great deejay sets at Santos last Thursday night. The first was Pharrell'. It was before 11:30 and he already had the floor getting progressively more packed and moving to a set that was surprisingly more melodic and on the groovy house/slightly discoey side than I expected from one of the Fluo Kids. Around 12:30 33hz played a set. It wasn't the best I've witnessed from them. Their usually fun and pleasant retro-pop jams seemed less lively and sounded fuzzy which I credit largely to a robot voice effect they used on the lead vocals for the entire show. Close to 1:30 Alan Braxe went on and treated the crowd to a set that was the perfect balance of classic and updated French house with tasteful hints of electro. We were having such a good time that I don't remember too many tracks specifically, but a few he played were his and Fred Falke's remix of "Bossy" by Kelis. He teased with, but never fully dropped "Music Sounds Better With You". He played "Lumberjack" by Alan Braxe & Kris Menace, and the banging ending of his set consisted of Soulwax's "E Talking" into "Hung Down" by the Presets (both of whom are touring and will be in NY soon-ish). The whole time Alan was really getting into it - clapping, smiling, etc and the crowd reciprocated, mirroring his enthusiasm as they hit the floor.
For me the weekend wound down from there. Saturday I caught a half hour of Hey Convict!'s set at P.S.1 which was decent and very disco-oriented. I took James Chance and the Contortions' set that followed as an opportunity to get some food and hang out, as even after listening to a few songs, it all just sounded a bit too improvised/noisy to me. By the time it was nearly 7:30, I think I was as excited as I've ever been (or will ever be) to hear Matthew Dear. His set with Ryan Elliott started off much more energetic and banging than when I saw him at One Step Beyond a few months back and for a few moments I was feeling optimistic about the set. Unfortunately that was short-lived as things started to sound too repetitive too quickly. There is also something about the beats and effects in Dear's style of music that sounds very sterile (to me).
On a more positive note, there is plenty going on this week again:
photos by Chris La Putt
Does it Offend You, Yeah? continue their U.S. tour at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (Sept 3, 2008). Chris recently caught them opening for Bloc Party at Webster Hall and then again this past Saturday night at Bowery Ballroom (August 30, 2008). They were also recently in the area when they opened for NIN at the Izod Center. Pics from Bowery & Webster, and more tour dates, below....
Huey Lewis & the News in Coney Island - Aug 21, 2008 (Taylor T-Sides)
today in NYC
* Nas @ Webster Hall
* Ben Lee @ Joe's Pub
* Passion Pit @ Pianos
* Billy Idol @ The Stone Pony
* a tribute to Huey Lewis @ Union Hall
* The Virgins @ Santos Party House (upstairs)
* NIN & Does It Offend You Yeah? @ the Izod Center
* Caithlin De Marrais of Rainer Maria @ Mercury Lounge
* Special Disco Version @ Santos Party House (downstairs)
* Dr. Dog, Senator R. Stevie Moore & Alberta Cross @ Bowery Ballroom
@ Union Hall: DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE? Brooklyn salutes HUEY LEWIS with performances by GRAHAM SMITH / THE GIMME 5 / THE HECKLERS / MICHAEL LEVITON / THE STRUNG OUT STRING BAND and more! $7 : tickets available at the door
Graham Smith is also playing with Passion Pit tonight.
A Silver Mt Zion @ the Middle East (Bostonist)
Cluster @ No Fun Fest 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
tonight in NYC
* Van Halen @ MSG
* Dosh & Anathallo @ Mercury Lounge
* Lucky Dragons @ The Whitney Museum
* The Mary Onettes & Blacklist @ Union Hall
* Rahim, Call Me Lightning, and Javlins @ Pianos
* Adam Green, The Pierces & many others @ Rehab
* Hip Hop Anniversary Tour @ Paradise Theater, Bronx
* Subtle & Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Knitting Factory
More events coming in a "dance" post too. stay tuned for that.
Does It Offend You, Yeah? played Southpaw recently (May 17). Video from that below.
DOWNLOAD: LA Riots feat. Jadis - If I Could (MP3)
Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom - May 14, 2008 (more by Bao)
Cut Copy kicked this week in dance off to a great start. Their show at Bowery on Wednesday was a world better than the one at the Mercury Lounge in March. The sound was flawless and clear which really showcased what a fine-tuned electronic and pop band Cut Copy is. The band goes the extra step, adding in just the right amount of effects and background vocals to give their songs a very full, complete sound. They played a tremendously energetic set which was reciprocated by an equally enthusiastic crowd. Everyone was getting down in their given inches of personal space at the sold-out show. Cut Copy's set was just about an hour long and featured an excellent mix of songs from their new album In Ghost Colors, as well as some from Bright Like Neon Love. Their exact setlist was....
Out There On the IceTonight (May 16, 2008) and Saturday there is even more live dance music in town. Does It Offend You, Yeah? (who will also be here in a couple of months supporting Bloc Party) stop in at the Highline Ballroom as part of their North American tour. I'm very interested to see how/how well they are able to translate such electronic-sounding tracks with a live band.
Time Stands Still
That Was Just a Dream
Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
Lights & Music
Hearts On Fire
Advanced tickets available here, $12 at the door.
After the show at Highline, DIOYY will be deejaying at Webster Hall for the GBH 10 Year Anniversary which boasts a pretty big line-up (see flyer). While the venue choice has left many scratching their heads I'm just hoping such a big room will make for a cooler environment to catch LA Riots and MSTRKRFT whose recent show at Studio B was made considerably less enjoyable due to the stifling heat.
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White Williams, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, A Place to Bury Strangers and Does It Offend You, Yeah? are the bands that will be opening various upcoming NIN shows. NJ gets Does It Offend You, Yeah? which actually does kind of offend me given the choices. The NJ presale starts Wednesday. Regular sale begins Saturday. All dates with openers and presale info, below....
photos by Ryan Muir
DIOYY @ Coachella 2008
Does it Offend You, Yeah? is opening for Bloc Party on all non-festival U.S. dates. Ryan happened to catch them (DIOYY) at Coachella. More pictures (and video) from that show below....
Bloc Party will pay a short visit to the United States this summer to play a few festivals and some shows in California, Philly and NYC. In NY it's two nights at Webster Hall (again). "A ticket pre-sale to Bloc Party's fan club, Marshals, begins on Tuesday, April 29th, with tickets going on-sale to the general public on Friday, May 2nd." All U.S. dates are with Does It Offend You, Yeah? who are going on a North American tour of their own even sooner. All dates below....
DOWNLOAD: CAZALS ~ Somebody Somewhere (Lifelike remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Does It Offend You, Yeah? ~ Epic Last Song (Lifelike remix) (MP3)
Lifelike has been floating around the FOTP world for sometime now. We first heard him on that remix of Ercola ft Annie and have been in love with his Frenchness ever since. His Presets remix made it onto our last mixtape. Lifelike reached out to us recently to let us know he is going on tour, and sent us the rare tracks linked above.
First is the Cazals track. A solid late night song that makes me feel like the sun is never coming up and I do not care. The winner of the two is the Does It Offend You, Yeah? anthem. A steady ooohhss and ahhs lead to a basic hand clap beat that just ramps and ramps that explodes into hugs and sunshine and summer and everything that is good about music and dancing with pals.
Lifelike plays this Thursday night in Toronto. Does It Offend You, Yeah? will be at Coachella this weekend and then they'll eventually make their way to NYC where they're playing Highline Ballroom and Southpaw - both shows with Yo Majesty. All dates for everyone below.....