Entries tagged with: Eagles of Death Metal
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Afghan Whigs at Terminal 5, 10/5/2012
Guitarists McCollum and Dave Rosser rocked extra hard on the raucous "Turn on the Water" only to give way to the extraordinary beauty of a lush, extended "When We Two Parted." The Whigs played the grunge-era staple "Kiss the Floor" for the first time on tour, giving it an even harder edge than it had in the '90s, but then added a layer of dreaminess to the lovely "Crazy."Following their appearance at ATP NY (which they helped curate), Afghan Whigs played their first of two NYC shows this weekend at Terminal 5 on Friday (10/5) with Eagles of Death Metal. Old pal Steve Myers (whose band Mighty Fine would open for the Whigs at Sunday's Music Hall of Williamsburg show) came out to sing on "Going to Town" and again for the encore. Pictures from Terminal 5 show are in this post. More of them and the setlist are below.
They certainly lean toward soul these days, as the recent covers of Queenie Lyons' "See and Don't See" and Frank Ocean's "LoveCrimes" showed. Once again, Dulli tacked on a bit of Ocean's new single "Thinkin' 'Bout You" to close out the song in a gorgeous, yet sly falsetto. However, the Whigs' history is steeped in in-your-face rock, like their hard-hitting old anthem "Retarded."
Their rock-soul combination, especially embodied in Dulli's unique ability to howl one minute and then croon the next, is what has always set the Afghan Whigs apart from their contemporaries. And though the band remains undecided about whether they will continue together past the current tour, their particular set of skills would certainly be in demand in today's music world where mashing up styles has new value - especially since their mix is real. Anyone who saw the stunning medley of "Faded" and "Purple Rain" can testify to that. - [Newsday]
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
Tickets are on sale at noon for the Afghan Whigs' headlining show at Terminal 5. Eagles of Death Metal, which at one time had Josh Homme playing live with them but not anymore (would be cool if he returned for this one though), open the show.
Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As mentioned, The Afghan Whigs reunited late last year and have been scheduling festival appearances throughout 2012 including ATP I'll Be Your Mirror NJ in September. They just announced that soon after ATP NJ, they'll play a NYC show at Terminal 5 on October 5 with garage rock band Eagles of Death Metal. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with a fan presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at 10 AM (password: AfghanWhigs2012) and an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at noon.
Updated tour dates are listed below...
Brian O'Connor @ Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O'Connor has been diagnosed with cancer, and is undergoing treatment in Los Angeles. He will undergo surgery today and will begin chemotherapy in three weeks.Get well soon Brian.
When Brian alerted members of his vast family of bands of his diagnosis, a human chain of support formed immediately. Members of Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Rage Against The Machine, all touring in various locations around the globe, mobilized to take the load off Brian, so he could focus on preparing his mind and body for what lay ahead.
Brian has no health insurance, so the first order of business was to organize a London show and an LA show to raise money for his medical expenses.
Them Crooked Vultures announced the London show today; they have added a July 5 Brixton Academy date to their European festival run. Details for the Los Angeles show are being finalized now and will be announced soon.
Eagles of Death Metal have decided to honor all tour dates in their schedule. Dean Fertita from Dead Weather and QOTSA will fill in for Brian on EODM's dates this week in Toronto, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. A friend will stand in for Brian on EODM tour dates until he returns.
If you'd like to contribute to Brian's medical care fund please visit here for information.
The EODM Toronto show they're referencing is the NXNE kick-off party happpening in Toronto tonight (6/16). If I don't miss my plane, I might be there. All dates and a statement from Brian is below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Jesse "the Devil" Hughes On Axl Rose: "Like any other Guns N' Roses fan, I find Axl to be really insulting. He cost a lot of people their jobs, a lot of heartache and probably some mental breakdowns while he fucked around on a record [Chinese Democracy] for 16 fucking years--just because he wanted to be a dick. I firmly believe that the gods of rock 'n' roll just chose me to kick him out of the gang for gross misuse of power. Axl still has the opportunity to do something that no one expects him to do, which is something cool. I honestly think he can do it, but first, he really needs to control himself a bit, and most importantly, get a real friend."Jesse's band Eagles of Death Metal are on tour and headlined a show at Webster Hall in NYC last night (8/6). As you can see in the pictures below, someone in the crowd brought him a Gn'R t-shirt as a gift. Another possibly-meant-to-be-funny moment came when Jesse dedicated "Kiss The Devil" to the Butthole Surfers (whose 2008 show at the same venue ended infamously). Full EODM setlist below.
Walter Schreifels with Rival Schools at Irving Plaza (more by Tim Griffin)
Walter Schreifels in concert doesn't just mean it will be the hardcore veteran playing his Martin acoustic. For a few dates (so far), Walter Schriefels (the band) will play shows in the northeast, including one on June 17th in NYC at The Studio @ Webster Hall. Ticket info is forthcoming. Expect a mix of "everything" (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, covers...), except Rival Schools since they are currently active. The band is:
vocals & guitar: Walter SchreifelsIf you've ever seen comedian Dave Hill play guitar, you know he can shred (usually) in addition to telling jokes. He knows his shredders too. Catch his band Valley Lodge as "the house band for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Presents Bonnapoo 2009" in the Bonnaroo comedy tent. Catch Dave's hilarious live comedy show, The Dave Hill Explosion, next at UCB in NYC on May 21st with special guests Takka Takka and Ira Glass.
bass: Arthur Smilios (GB, CIV)
drums: Andy Action (2 Skinnee J's)
guitar: Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Children of the Unicorn, Cobra Verde)
Walter Schreifels' other venture, Rival Schools, are scheduled to play a few dates with Eagles of Death Metal, including NYC on August 6th at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale. Rival Schools is working on their new album, the follow-up to United By Fate and first album since reuniting.
All dates below...
by Ryan Barkan
Miller Chili or mojitos anyone?
Phone wars 2009 - Verizon vs. AT&T. It is always a battle when these two giants square off with their :60 second spots in tow to prove which company provides the best cellular service and coverage. In recent years, Verizon has enlisted the likes of AC/DC and The Killers. Included in the deal with the Aussie rockers was the right to exclusively offer the band's music digitally. On the other side, AT&T has hammered home their phone offerings and 5-bar messages with a spot including a track from Lupe Fiasco featuring Jill Scott, "Daydreamin", one with Mates Of State, and an Amos Lee commercial, among others. Both have recently gone to the licensing well again to soundtrack new technology and coverage, but with different strategies.
Verizon's new "Hub" decided to go the synergy route, using one of the most popular mainstream tunes of the last year, Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours", in multiple spots showcasing the company's new phone technology.
AT&T meanwhile went with different tunes for each of the new 5-bar spots, matching songs with each commercial's creative direction. In "Backpackers", the sentimental "Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop" by Landon Pigg tells the story of two lovers who met on a brief European backpacking trip. However, because of the quality of the service and technology, they not only can stay in touch with great coverage but end up together again with a touching beachfront reunion. Another boxing themed spot brings to mind Rocky with "Gonna Fly Now." Eighties rockers Journey power this commercial for the symphony. Lastly, an inspirational spot based on Venice, CA, store Tom's Shoes. The store has one premise -- each pair of shoes bought equals one free pair for a child in need. The commercial uses an instrumental version of James Blunt's "Same Mistake." Watch that spot here.
Other Notable Commercial Licensing News:
An instant classic commercial from Heineken -- the beer company celebrates responsible drinking (title is called "Let A Stranger Drive You Home") with the help from Biz Markie's "Just A Friend". Watch the spot below.
Beer maker Miller went with San Fran's The Dodos as the music for their new Miller Chill commercial. Watch it below.
"Daylight," a track by Matt & Kim, provides the vibe in a new commercial for Bacardi Mojitos. See it below.
Eagles of Death Metal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Zach Dilgard)
Eagles of Death Metal are touring this summer, with shows in Europe, Canada and the US. Included in that tour is a gig at New York's Webster Hall on Thursday, August 6th. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon. General sale starts Friday, May 1st at noon.
Check out a low-quality but still kinda fun video from their other NYC show, Novemeber 17th at the Bowery Ballroom, with all tour dates, below...
Jesse 'the Devil' Hughes @ MHOW (more by Zach Dilgard)
Guns N' Roses new album "Chinese Democracy" is streaming in its entirety at MySpace. Find out what Eagle of Death Metal Jesse Hughes (someone who has a controversial past with Axl) thinks of it in the video below...
photos by Zach Dilgard
Eagles of Death Metal played their first of two NYC shows with The Duke Spirit at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (11/16). Their second is tonight/Monday (11/17) at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan.
Though EODM still consider their producer, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), a member of a band, he is not currently touring with them. Other members of Queens of the Stone Age are though. According to Wiki, the current touring lineup is front-man Jesse Hughes AKA: The Devil / Boots Electric (guitar, vocals), Dave Catching AKA: Darlin' Dave (guitar) (Queens of the Stone Age contributor/Desert Sessions/etc), Brian O'Connor AKA: Big Hands (bass, vocals), and Joey Castillo AKA: The Sexi Mexi (drums) (Queens of the Stone Age/Mark Lanegan).
More dates HERE. More pictures, including of the setlists, below...
"TheWB.com - a premium, ad-supported, video-on-demand, interactive and personalized network - today announced the cast and the first group of bands to be featured on "Rockville, CA," the music-themed scripted web series created by Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl," "Chuck," "The O.C."). Production on the show began earlier this month at The Echo, a popular club and indie music venue in Los Angeles."The rest of the Press release is below...
Nas is playing Hammerstein Ballroom on December 26th. Tickets are now on presale. Password = HOT97
Stellastarr* are playing five shows at Pianos in December. All five are on sale.
Toad the Wet Sprocket is playing Webster Hall (??) on February 26th. Tickets are now on sale.
Tickets are still on sale for the Barack Rock benefit Les Savy Fav, Andrew Bird, and the Fiery Furnaces are playing in Brooklyn. Tickets are also still on sale for the show Les Savy Fav is playing at Music Hall on October 12th.
Secret Machines are playing Webster Hall on October 18th. Tickets are on sale.
the Beck shows went back on sale.
Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile are playing "A Concert for Obama" at (le) poisson rouge on October 10th. Tickets are on sale.
If you're from PA, get your free tickets to see Bruce Springsteen.
Ted Leo @ Highline Ballroom, NYC - Jan 15, 2008 (Tod Seelie)
Santogold @ Studio B, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (Mel D. Cole)
Eagles of Death Metal, Brother Ali, and Ted Leo played a SPIN magazine party at Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night, and then Santogold, Izza Kizza, and Switch played a FADER party at Studio B on Wednesday.
Photos of the SPIN party by Bao Nguyen, below too....
DOWNLOAD: EODM - I Only Want You (MP3)
PEACHES @ IRVING PLAZA, NYC | JULY 22, 2006 (MORE)
JOAN JETT IS ON PEACHES' NEW ALBUM
"it was Joan Jett who made the first move (“She’s always wearing [a] black hankie…on the left.”) to get behind Impeach My Bush. Joan Jett, for instance, called me and said, ‘What are you doing? I heard you’re in L.A. and you’re making a record. Can I come by and listen?’ So she came by, it was her 47th birthday and I’m like, ‘You like it?" [DISORDER]
Photo (to the left) of Joan Jett playing the Warped Tour (Aug 5, 2006) by thisismecl.
PEACHES WROTE A SONG ABOUT JOAN JETT
"'And that's the whole point, everybody does have a shot, not just girl groupies or guys,' Peaches says. "That's why I wrote the song 'Boys Wanna Be Her' — it's about a girl anti-Christ, not just the old story of the boy who comes to town and he's gonna screw all the girls and all the boys are gonna want to be him. It's very hard for a male to say 'Oh, man, I totally want to be like her.' Joan Jett is one of the only ones a guy might say that about." [Inside Bay Area]
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL ON PEACHES NEW ALBUM
"Josh Homme (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Feist lend their vocals on 'Give ’Er,' a digi-and-dirty nod to Canadian culture. Drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Eagles of Death Metal) keeps the beat on several tracks." [Straight.com]
Peaches plays NJ AND NY with NIN and Bauhaus on the 16th and 17th of this month. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for Peaches with Eagles of Death Metal at Roseland in NYC on July 22nd. Peaches is also DJing ProductShop's new weekly "Whores of Fashion" party @ R&R (416 West 14th Street) this Thursday night.
All 2006 Peaches & EODM dates below....
What was it like working with Jack Black and Dave Grohl on "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)"?
They're my dear friends, but they're exactly what you would expect them to be by what you see in their public persona--big, lovable sweethearts. My son was on the set of the video, for example. Jack went out of his way, and so did Dave, to have a good time with him.....
Are you looking forward to playing South by Southwest?
I'm looking forward to doing every gig. The South by Southwest gig is going to be amazing. It's just fun to get up and rock. Blowing in like a bat out of hell--or like a ball of pure boogie fire--into a town and jumping up on stage shaking your ass, seeing the girls smile, and then hopping back in the [bus] and getting out. That's hittin' it and quittin' it. That's what rock 'n' roll's all about. Being able to hit and quit South by Southwest, come on. This isn't Bible study, girl. This is rock 'n' roll.
Tuesday night (April 5th, 2005), Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) played Bowery Ballroom. It was their fourth, and biggest, show in NYC (I think), and about a week after Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) played Webster Hall. The EODM are just one of a multitude of bands that make up the family most famously represented by QOTSA. Most of that family has participated one way or another in the Desert Sessions, and that's actually where the EODM made their first appearance. The most direct link EODM has to QOTSA is Josh Homme. He sings in QOTSA. He plays drums in EODM, but apparantly not anymore. In fact, EODM's lineup was different by three. New bassist. New guitarist. New drummer. I think most of the crowd shared my confusion when we noticed the person behind the drums was female (and therefore definitely not Josh). Did it matter? No. I think they may actually be better without him: more proof that they're not just a celebrity side project.
According to the Desert Sun, the new bass player is Brian "Big Hand" O'Connor, and on drums was Samantha Maloney from Hole and Motley Crue. Samantha, who's from NYC, had her whole family up in the balcony. We know because more than once the spotlight was put upon them on Jesse (the singer)'s command. Are the changes permanent? I don't know. Maybe not. Both missing members (the band used to just be three people) are touring with Queens of the Stone Age too (Josh and Tim).
The show was great. The place was almost sold out. Everyone was real into it. The encore was classic - tons of girls from the audience got on stage (as you can see in the pics). This post goes out to the ladies.
The Eagles of Death Metal feature Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age (as Baby Duck) on drums and Tim Vanhamel from the Belgian band Millionare on guitar. I caught their last show at Mercury Lounge, and it was a lot of fun. Front man Jesse Hughes (The Devil) makes the show with his over-the-top act.
Walking Concert is the new project of Walter Schreifels. Walter's last three bands were Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, and Rival Schools. That alone is reason to check out this show.