Entries tagged with: Dungen
the basement of Helvete in Oslo
Day two of By:Larm (read about day one HERE) started out with a "black metal" tour of Oslo lead by Anders Odden who has played with everyone from Celtic Frost to Satyricon to Ministry and played in death metallers Cadaver. The tour, which was especially educational for those with limited knowledge of the genre, took us to Holmenkollen Chapel (which was famously burned down by Varg Vikernes, Faust & Euronymous), the site of Helvete (the store owned by Euronymous of Mayhem) which is now a coffee shop, and Neseblod Records, a sort of museum/record store located downtown.
continued, with lots of pictures, below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
One down, four to go. My Morning Jacket played Terminal 5 last night (10/18) with Dungen as part of their five night stay highlighting their past album output. Last night, The Tennessee Fire got the nod:
While the band has toyed with The Tennessee Fire songs like "Nashville To Kentucky" and "Butch Cassidy" at recent shows, My Morning Jacket had not performed numbers like "It's About Twilight Now" and "Picture of You" in over four years. With the exception of a 2007 benefit performance that found the members of My Morning Jacket performing with different musicians, the group had also not played "Old September Blues" in almost a decade.The party continues tonight (10/19) with MMJ focusing their energies on At Dawn with support from Hacienda. Tickets may still be available.
The group returned for a seven-song encore that featured several covers and b-sides James and company recorded for its various EPs around the time of The Tennessee Fire. The mini-set opened with "I Just Wanted To Say" from the group's holiday EP Does Christmas Fiasco Style and included covers of Elton John's "Rocket Man," Erykah Badu's "Tyrone" (which the band played with the singer in 2008), The Great Society's "White Rabbits" and Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs." -[JamBands]
More pictures and the setlist from last night, below...
by Klaus Kinski
Dungen @ Knitting Factory (Playvicious)
Dungen's show at the Knitting Factory on Friday October 15th (their second night there in a row) was my third time seeing them and I was truly floored. The first time I saw the Swedish psych-monsters was at Maxwell's in July of 2005, and then again at Bowery on October 15th, 2005 (both shows opened by Endless Boogie).
They crushed at Maxwell's, but underwhelmed at Bowery, so in the intervening years where I never bought a single album or had the chance to see them live I could only guess what direction their live show was headed. Friday's show absolutely did not disappoint and there were times where the guitar player pulled off riffs so spectacular that I found myself making the sort of riff-appreciation chortles that you'd hear a white guy blurt out at a Jeff Beck / Eric Clapton concert. The band's energy was unbridled to say the least and they could not have made the crowd feel more loved.
Although they open for My Morning Jacket tonight (tix still available), and allegedly had a gig at a place called Franks in Fort Greene (did that happen?) they consistently referred to the Friday show as the last show of their tour. I am not sure Terminal 5 will suit their sound, but definitely get the the venue early tonight and catch their set!
words and photos by BBG, more photos by Samantha Marble
Thurston & Jim @ ATP NY (photo by Abbey Braden for ATP)
My 11 Most Notable Moments at ATP NY 2010 by Adrienne DayOur own ATP NY review now concludes with a recap of Sunday. If you're just joining us, start with Friday and then read Saturday, before continuing...
(11) Book club with Samantha Hunt and Luc Sante. Apparently Nikola Tesla thought he was married to a pigeon. #ThingsIlearnedatATP
(10) Jim Jarmusch and Thurston Moore's silly but entertaining exchange about "weird New York"
(9) @janelerner's Mary-Poppins-like bag with its bottomless supply of comforts from home
(8) Sleep's defibrillating two-hour-plus set
(7) Blagdon Lake at dusk: http://twitpic.com/2m59gh
(6) Beak> opening with the terrific "Blagdon Lake" and keeping it surprisingly cohesive / groove-able for the whole set
(5) Injuries sustained while losing at air hockey: a heavily bruised knee and what feels like a torn rotator cuff
(4) Years of incontinence producing an unmistakably ripe aroma in Kutsher's front elevator
(3) Stooges scholarship ("Williamson should go back to designing computer chips"; "Iggy's slowed down a bit but still, holy shit")
(2) This little pumin has apparently already been featured on Brooklyn Vegan: http://twitpic.com/2m59bb
(1) no wifi as its own time warp, leading to in-depth convos and contemplative gazing on the lake
Ron Jeremy & new friend @ ATP NY Sunday night
How do you get out of a conversation with Ron Jeremy? It's 1:30 AM on Monday (Sunday night), my friends are talking to the porn legend, and all I can think about is rest. It's been a brutal weekend of fantastic performances, great conversation, contact highs, 30 packs of beer, fantastic people, not to mention great music. But by the end of Sunday (the final day of ATP NY 2010), I just needed some Zs.
After a day-opening set of psychedelia from White Hills on stage two (which I enjoyed though it didn't manage to give me the kick in the ass I needed), The Greenhornes held down my interest for what I caught of their set. The
Detroit Cincinnati band's garage pop played to one of the biggest early day crowds that I had seen on all three days. Kurt Vile's garagey punk followed on the second stage, sounding much heavier live than I had anticipated.
Fucked Up was next on the main stage, so I made sure to secure a primo slot for the mayhem. Madman Pink Eyes, who sang 2/3 of the show from the crowd, did all of the following during his set in the Stardust Room: crushed a coke can like Stone Cold Steve Austin, sprinkled Cocoa Puffs on the crowd, smeared himself with Oreos, performed all of "Crusades" with a plastic bag on his head, laid down in the center of the crowd, instigated a group hug of 20-30 people, and took audience members on piggy back rides. After two days of festival madness, it was definitely the shot in the arm I needed. Vivian Girls, who followed them on the second stage, was a bit of a comedown, but then again who wouldn't be?
GZA's set was moved to later that night on stage two (which I would end up missing due to Altar), so his stage one slot was filled by comedian Hannibal Burress who had also performed Friday night. I missed his set and ended up catching Wooden Shjips' powerful psychedelic set on the second stage. There were many retro-leaning bands playing over the course of the weekend. My favorite sets in that category came from Dungen and The Black Angels. Powerful, trippy and fantastic.
With the lights down low, Hope Sandoval played xylophone and crooned with her enchanting voice to the Stardust Stage crowd. On any other occasion, I might have found the set mesmerizing, but at that moment another pick me up was needed and I surprisingly found that in Girls's sunny Elvis Costello brand of pop directly afterward. With all of the recent brutality (Fucked Up, Wooden Shjips, and in a much different way, um, Vivian Girls) it was a fun change to see the band run through tracks like "Laura" from their recent LP. Great set from this Cali crew.
T Model Ford
Of all the artists walking around Kutshers during ATP weekend, the two that seemingly had the most fans/people clamoring to meet them were Sunday's curator Jim Jarmusch, and T-Model Ford. It didn't hurt that T-Model was apt to take his guitar out and play anywhere with a little battery-powered amp. The bluesman finally got his time under the lights of the second stage on Sunday night though, and the adoration continued, with people cheering while he tuned (multiple times).
Raekwon took the stage a touch late with an introduction from Ron Jeremy, running through the classic Wu material: "Protect Ya Neck", "C.R.E.A.M.", "Ice Cream", set opener "Motherless Child", "House of Flying Daggers" and many more. Though I nerd out to the tracks and even ODB classic-that-felt-like-set-filler-in-a-Raekwon-show "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" on the Stardust Room system, the set felt phoned in. Not to sound insensitive, but is a few-minute shout out to your grandfather who is buried in Monticello really necessary? GZA, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore watched the set from the sides of the stage.
I missed GZA's rescheduled set completely on the second stage (because of Altar), but he reportedly delivered a freestyle-heavy set. The Wu-tang rep later showed up at The Deep End Bar to greet the legendary Kool Herc who was DJing late-night...
GZA & Kool Herc ATP (Kory Grow)
Partway into [Kool Herc's] set, in walked Wu-Tang Clan's GZA, who had played a sort-of aggressive set at the same time as Altar (I went back and forth between the two.) ...in the presence of Herc, he was nothing but reverent. He nonchalantly stepped behind the turntables and said hello. ...It was one of those rare moments where you felt like you were seeing something rare and historic. GZA grabbed the mic and talked about what a legend Kool Herc was and thanked him before leaving.-After leaving Altar, I spent a good portion on my way out saying goodbyes to the many new friends I had made at ATP. The festival is more than a string of shows, a worn-down hotel, and a few too many beers; it's a community of like-minded and friendly people that I have not experienced anywhere else. ATP New York was tons of fun, and I spent a good portion of Sunday lamenting that my experience was almost over and I'd have to wait another year. But I'll definitely be there.
[Sadness Is Delicious]
DOWNLOAD: Dungen - "Marken Låg Stilla" (MP3)
Tickets for ATP NY ("final lineup" just announced) and My Morning Jacket's The Tennessee Fire show at T5 on 10/18 are still on sale, but that didn't stop Dungen from scheduling a few other NYC shows. The psychedelic Swedes will pair with The Entrance Band to send Knitting Factory, and most likely Brooklyn, into a drug-fueled haze on October 14th and 15th. Tickets are up for both dates (10/14 and 10/15). Then on October 17th, the band will appear at Franks in Brooklyn (in Fort Greene?). Details are sketch-worthy, but we'll keep you posted.
After ten years in the trenches, Dungen are celebrating with a new LP, Skit I Allt (translation from Swedish: Fuck All), due on September 14 via Mexican Summer (they switched from Kemado, Mexican Summer's sister label). Dig on the new track "Marken Låg Stilla" from that LP available for download above and a video for the title track below.
All Dungen dates and that new video are below...
Kurt Vile at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Lori Baily)
It's almost final and official, ATP New York is ruling. The best Hudson Valley festival to ever be held in a 1960s time capsule has announced the "final additions" including two comedians chosen by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav (more to come... that's all "so far"), as well as a few new and interesting additions to the Jim Jarmusch curated date. Behold:
My Morning Jacket is pleased to announce the openers for their five performances at Terminal 5.The first two nights still have tickets on sale. The last three are currently sold out.
10/18 - The Tennessee Fire - Dungen
10/19 - At Dawn - Hacienda
10/21 - It Still Moves - Elvis Perkins in Dearland
10/22 - Z - Holly Miranda
10/23 - Evil Urges - Everest
My Morning Jacket's other upcoming NYC-area date is August 24th at the Izod Center with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers who play MSG with Buddy Guy tonight.
Dungen's other upcoming NYC-area date is September 5th at Kutscher's for ATP NY. Maybe they'll add their own NYC between now and October 18th too. Meanwhile they have plenty of other North American dates scheduled during that time period.
All Dungen and MMJ dates below...
Boris @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
There aren't many music news items that get me excited as ATP lineup additions. This one is no different. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Torotoise, Bardo Pond, Beak> featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Sleepy Sun, Avi Buffalo, Sunn O)) & Boris performing material from their collaborative album Altar, Dungen, and White Hills have all been added to the already-stellar bill of the 2010 festival at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, NY (Sept 3-5). All confirmed artists and more details below...
DOWNLOAD: Real Estate - Beach Comber (MP3)
Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl in August (more by Oren Loloi)
Real Estate have only been around short time, but it seems like hardly a week goes by without a show from the band or one of its member's solo projects (Ducktails, Predator Vision, etc.). They'll finally get around to releasing their debut LP, a self-titled record, on November 17th on the Woodsist label. The first track from that is posted above and two other "album versions" are up on their Myspace.
Real Estate play a tour send-off/Showpaper benefit on October 14th at Monster Island Basement with Big Troubles and Honeydos. The tour in question is a short jaunt down South, before they return for a slew of CMJ-related shows. The first of those happen October 21st at Pianos and Santos (the later of which is an Oh My Rockness party with The Drums and others). Their other CMJ gigs include an Underwater Peoples showcase at The Delancey, a Death & Taxes show at Glasslands on October 22nd with Japandroids (one of many CMJ gigs for that band) and a Mexican Summer/Kemado Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 24th. Joining them at MHOW will be Farmer Dave Scher (his first in NYC since opening for Jenny Lewis in June), Young Prisms, The Smith Westerns who have other CMJ shows TBA), and The Amazing, a Swedish group with members of the Kemado-signed Dungen, Anna Jarvinen and Sagor & Swing (streaming tracks at their MySpace). Tickets for that Music Hall show are on sale.
One artist who's not playing that show or any CMJ shows at all is Washed Out (Georgia's Ernest Greene). He'll play just one NYC show (his second live show ever) one day before CMJ at Santos Party House on October 19th with Restless People. Tickets are on sale. I tried to get him to open the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at Music Hall on October 20th (one day later), but he said he can't even stay in town that long due to personal commitments back home.
Rising, Breaking, Band to Watch vs Bear, Washed Out (the next Neon Indian even), though fairly new to the scene, already appears on a free Outfitters compilation that also includes tracks by Girls, Vivian Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Le Loup, Rain Machine, The xx, The Very Best, Kurt Vile and The Dodos (who have two NYC shows this week). Washed Out's "Life of Leisure" 12" is out on Mexican Summer now.
One day after CMJ (10/25), Real Estate play a 1:00PM NYC show just for kids (Kidrockers) at The Living Room with... Neon Indian. Tickets are on sale ("Adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice versa").
Real Estate will follow up their CMJ with a November tour with Girls. That hits Maxwell's on November 2nd and Bowery Ballroom on November 6th. Real Estate album, tour dates and flyers below...
Junior Boys @ Webster Hall - July 23, 2009 (sneuffer)
As previously posted, The King Khan & BBQ Show are playing two shows in NYC on October. They'll be at Bowery Ballroom on the 30th, and at The Bell House in Brooklyn one day later (Halloween). Dum Dum Girls, who last played their first and only show in NYC during the Woodsist Festival (and have since signed to Sub Pop) will open both dates.
The Bell House show is an early one - it'll be over by 10:30 so that doors can open for the late show which it can now be revealed will be a performance by the Junior Boys (who were last here when they played a rescheduled date at Webster Hall in July). Tickets for the late show will be on sale soon. Tickets for the early show are still on sale now (and no tickets for Bowery yet).
By the way, Dungen and Woods play the Bell House this Friday night (8/14). $15 tickets are still on sale, and you can get in (capacity permitting) for $10 at the door with your stub from the Animal Collective show happening in Prospect Park the same evening. All JB dates below...
Woods @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
WOODS shows coming up in NYC
07-04 Brooklyn, NY - 979 Broadway Backyard (Woodsist/Captured Tracks Festival)
07-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ WAVVES
07-16 Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
07-24 New York, NY - Whitney Museum w/ Grooms
08-14 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House w/ Dungen (tix)
The previously mentioned Dungen date is part of a whole tour for the two bands. All dates, and Woods' new video for "To Clean", below...
Suzanne Muldowney (Underdog) @ the Mermaid Parade (more by Barry Yanowitz)
Tickets are on sale for that Dan Deacon, No Age & Deerhunter show happpening at the Flying W Resort in Jersey (near Philly) on August 1st. They only cost $12. Then again, the Brooklyn show with the same lineup will be free.
Dungen is playing The Bell House with Woods on August 14th. Tickets are on sale.
Mickey Factz is playing SOB's on July 14th. Tickets are on sale.
Motörhead, Nashville Pussy, and Reverend Horton Heat play Roseland Ballroom on September 9th. Tickets are on sale.
Cafe Tacuba has a show coming up at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th. Tickets are on sale.
The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players played the OJ All Day Festival at the Brooklyn Lyceum over the weekend. They play a show at Le Poisson Rouge on July 2nd. Tickets are on sale.
Nicole Atkins and the Sea are playing the Bell House with Bird of Youth on August 6th. Tickets are on sale.
Last year, Bird of Youth opened for AC Newman at the Bell House. Nicole Atkins was playing as a member of his band at that show. This past weekend AC played the Clearwater Festival, and he has a free show coming up on Thursday.
Tickets are on sale for the June 25th St. Vincent show at the Bell House. St Vincent just toured with Pattern is Movement who are playing that same night at the Bell House's sister club Union Hall with Bell and Inlets. Tickets are on sale for that too.
Jimmy Gestapo of Murphy's Law celebrating his birthday aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise is a tradition that is happening again this year on August 12th. Tickets are on sale.
Q-Tip, Marky Ramone, The Misshapes, Junior Vasquez, and Paul Sevigny are all DJing the same event tonight (6/22).
Breakfast at Sulimay's reviewed Yo La Tengo and Raphael Saadiq. Video below...
Photos by Zach Dilgard
"I have an upcoming full-length "Little Hells" which is a significant record for me in many ways." [Marissa Nadler]TK Webb, Marissa Nadler, The Muslims and Dungen were scheduled to play the Kemado Records showase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night before midnight (10/24). Children and Cheeseburger were going on after. Zach was going to stay to see Dungen (he had somewhere else to be late), but they were running late so he only caught the first three bands. It was the only show Marissa played during CMJ (I was sad to miss it) and it was one of many for the Muslims (though they cancelled at least one - the Narnack showcase at Santos that was the next night). More pictures from Music Hall below...
Anti-Pop Consortium @ Terminal 5 (more by Ryan Muir)
Anti-Pop Consortium - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 17 - Obamarama @ The Bell House
Party and Silent Auction to benefit Barack ObamaNov 14 - The Apple Store West 14th St.
w/ Dirty on Purpose, Dragons of Zynth, Takka Takka and more...
Dec 12 - Knitting Factory: Anti-Pop Consortium Presents: MELTDOWN
The KF is closing down and re-locating to Brooklyn and they asked us to curate a special evening...this will be an all club event booked by APC. Stay tuned for special guest announcements...More upcoming free Apple shows and the Obamarama flyer with details below...
Dungen @ the 2005 Siren Festival
Dungen @ (le) poisson rouge (more by Ryan Muir)
So, Dungen's entire last NYC show at (le) poisson rouge was taped for FADER TV. Dungen's next NYC show is the Kemado Records CMJ show case at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 24th. Marissa Nadler & TK Webb are also on the bill and tickets go on sale at noon
words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Ryan Muir
Ever since a friend of mine played me the Dungen tune "Panda", the band pretty much immediately skyrocketed to the top of my list of bands whose records I will buy as soon as they shuffle off the presses and whose live shows I will catch when I can. I missed them when they were here for Siren, but saw them at Maxwell's back in July 2005, then again at Bowery in October 2005. I haven't seen them since that October 2005 gig, so when their intimate Le Poisson Rouge show was announced, I knew I had to be there, and was lucky enough to get a ticket.
I actually dug the vibe of the Dungen show more than I liked the performance itself (July 15, 2008). The room was teeny-tiny, comfortable, and sparsely attended. You could stand anywhere in the room and not be more than 10 feet from Gustav Ejstes (the brains, piano, vocals, guitar) and drummer Johan Holmegard (who sang back-up too). The event started as a listening party where they played the new record over the house system. The tracks I heard from the new record were, upon first listen, 80% compelling stuff and 20% throw away rehash. Definitely an album worth buying. However, I thought the songs the guys actually played live - tunes culled from records past and present - hardly worked as unplugged jams. Some things you just cannot unplug. It was definitely a show worth witnessing, but for me hearing the songs stripped down to drums and grand piano, or drums and acoustic guitar, really fell short. I am definitely looking forward to seeing them with the full band when they roll through town in the fall.
More pictures below...
Matt & Kim @ McCarren Pool (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Dungen @ (le) poisson rouge
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Ricky Gervais @ Wamu Theater
* Ratatat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Fennesz & Sakamoto @ World Financial Center
* Spoon, White Rabbits & Jay Reatard @ Prospect Park
* Takka Takka, Uninhabitable Manisons & Pwrfl Power @ Pianos
Uninhabitable Mansions features members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Things are moving slightly slower than normal around here this week. I'm taking sort of a working vacation. Should be back to normal on Monday.
One of Sweden's finest psychedelic exports, Dungen have just finished their new album, 4, and will be in New York City next Tuesday, July 15, to make a special appearance at Le Poisson Rouge. The night will kick off at 8PM with the new record playing during a cocktail hour, and then at 9PM Dungen will play a live set featuring some of their new songs. This will be their only show in the States until October, and needless to say it will be a very intimate performance."The performance will be in-the-round and feature Gustav Ejstes on piano and Dungen's drummer Johan Holmegard on drums and percussion and will include songs off the new record plus favorites from record's past". A limited number of $10 advanced tickets are available at Other Music (the actual store). The tickets also include a free drink.
Another 24 tickets (12 pairs) are available only right here. They are free, but you have to win them by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Dungen). Include your first and last name. Winners will be contacted on Monday.