Entries tagged with: Eddi Front

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photo: Superheaven @ Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)
Superheaven

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

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Amityville Music Hall
Superheaven offer one of the most convincing takes on '90s grunge (even if they hate being called that) of most modern bands doing that kind of thing, and Diamond Youth seem to worship at the house that Josh Homme built (they're good at it too). Openers Rozwell Kid have kind of a rock star Weezer Green Album thing going on. This BV-presented tour already hit NYC, and tonight it's nearby on Long Island.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Tonstartsbandht @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's two-drummer-powered King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard attack NYC tonight, with strong support from New Orleans party garage duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Tonstartsbandht.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Buscabulla @ Warsaw
UMO got decidedly more funky on their new album, Multi-Love, which could make tonight's sold-out show quite the party.

Uknown Mortal Orchestra @ Baby's All Right
After Warsaw, UMO is heading south to play a 1 AM show at Baby's All Right. To get in you need to comment on their Facebook page.

Van Morrison, Taj Mahal @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend Van Morrison released an album of duets this year but expect this show to touch on the many facets of his long, varied career. And for "Gloria" to be the encore.

James Murphy VS Eric Duncan @ Output
While these days he's got his hands full with new wine bar/restaurant Four Horsemen, onetime LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy still gets his fingers on wax, spinning records of various vintages.

Decline of Western Civilization @ BAM / Afterparty @ Rough Trade
Long out of print, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally coming out on DVD. There's a screening of the first film (the punk one) at BAM followed by a Q&A with Spheeris. After that you can head to Rough Trade to see an all-star band perform X's Los Angeles in full, and Citizen Blast Kane peform Black Flag and Circle Jerks covers. It's free with your BAM ticket; $7 without.

Future Punx, Eaters, Nuraxi @ Alphaville
Old pals Future Punx and Eaters team up again for this show at Alphaville, should be fun.

Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi @ Union Hall
Is this new Wrens album ever going to come out? Grill frontman Charles Bissel tonight at this benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154.

Kids In the Hall @ Town Hall
Forty-three Helens agree: Kids in the Hall remain some of the funniest guys on the planet and this show -- a mix of new material and classic characters -- should be a lot of fun.

Local H, Aeges @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Chicago rockers Local H are still going strong, having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band this year and released their eighth album, Hey, Killer, in April.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their first of four Radio City shows.

Gun Outfit, Ivy, Ornament, Laced @ Trans-Pecos
Psych/slowcore-ish band Gun Outfit just played NYC twice during Northside Fest, and now they're gracing us with one more before heading home to Olympia. Local punks Ivy are worth catching too.

Azar Swan, Clay Rendering, Them Are Us Too, Pawns @ Palisades
Azar Swan make goth pop in the Zola Jesus realm, while Clay Rendering aim for more difficult, industrial-tinged sounds.

Eddi Front, Elisa Ambrogio, Lacrymosa @ Union Pool
It's been three years since Eddi Front released her debut EP and she's just now finishing up her first album. Her spare, spooky piano style should sound nice in Union Pool's intimate performance space. Be sure to catch Magik Markers singer Elsia Ambrogio

Palm, Dogs on Acid, White Pisces, Littlefoot @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Dogs On Acid include members of emo revival OGs Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, and White Pisces have members of pre-Snowing band Street Smart Cyclist, but with these projects the bands offer up '90s-style grunge and indie rock. DBTS is a pretty cozy space, making it a great environment for this kind of stuff.

Total Babes, The Glazzies @ Rough Trade
If you like classic-style '90s indie rock (think Sebadoh or Wedding Present), Total Babes do it very well, with lots of punky energy and sneery attitude. As you may know, the band includes Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Gates, Prawn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Summer-y emo revival band A Great Big Pile of Leaves are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their 2010 debut, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, by playing it in full at this show. Gates and AGBPOL's likeminded Topshelf labelmates Prawn open the show.

Love As Laughter @ HiFi
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form. This is a free show.

Ovlov (farewell show), Bluffing, Hellrazor, Spook The Herd, Very Fresh @ Shea Stadium
Exploding In Sound band Ovlov are calling it quits after this show, and they're going out with a pretty cool bill. Hellrazor is the band of Speedy Ortiz drummer Mike Falcone, and Spook The Herd is the band of Grass Is Green's Jesse Weiss, and it also includes a couple Ovlov members.

Against Me!, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl and The Flight @ Starland Ballroom
Against Me! already played a free NYC show on this tour, but if you missed it or need to see their killer live show again, you can head to NJ tonight and do just that.

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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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Eddie Front - Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do) (MP3)

Eddi Front

Eddi Front, who released an EP late last year, has been in a mellow mind of late. A couple weeks ago she covered Carly Simon's "Nobody Does it Better" (the theme from Bond flick, The Spy Who Loved Me) and now she's taken on another soft rock movie soundtrack favorite: "Arthur's Theme (Best You Can Do)" which was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and originally performed by the man who put the yacht in Yacht Rock, Cristopher Cross. With spare detuned piano backing it's a little more sad than the original, but very pretty. You can stream it below, along with the other cover.

Eddie Front plays Rockwood Music Hall tonight (5/13). Doors are at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details on how to enter, as well as those song streams, are below.

Continue reading "Eddi Front covered Cristopher Cross' "Arthur's Theme" (stream), playing Rockwood Music Hall tonight (win tix!)"

Solange at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Solange

As noted, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival will return to BAM from April 25 - 27 and is again curated by The National's Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner. A partial list of 2013 performers has been announced and includes headliners The Roots, Solange and TV on the Radio, as well as Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Julia Holter and Here We Go Magic. Full list of announced performers is below.

Festival passes to all three days of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry are on sale now as are tickets to April 25 (The Roots), April 26 (Solange), and April 27 (TV on the Radio).

Continue reading "The Roots, Solange and TV on the Radio headlining 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (initial line-up announced, tix on sale)"

photos by Jonathon Bernstein

Youth Lagoon at Bowery Ballroom - 3/6/13
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon returned this year with Wondrous Bughouse, the explorative psychedelic pop followup to his 2011 debut, The Year of Hibernation. To support the expansive album, he's brought out his new band and a pastel-colored light show for a tour, which hit NYC on Wednesday (3/6) at Bowery Ballroom. Support at the show came from Eddi Front, and pictures of both artists are in this post.

Youth Lagoon will continue his tour with a trek down to Austin for SXSW and he'll be back in NYC to open for The National on June 5 at Barclays Center (tickets).

More pictures from Bowery Ballroom below...

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon played Bowery Ballroom w/ Eddi Front (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Youth Lagoon at Beacon Theater in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Youth Lagoon

It's rare that you get an album like Youth Lagoon's damaged debut, The Year of Hibernation -- an album so deeply affected by the songwriter hitting rock bottom, and made perfect by its imperfections, many of which were due to endearingly low recoding quality. It's the type of album that causes both fear and excitement when a followup is announced. For one, fans of the album are itching to hear more, but there's a hesitance to accept the possibility that the songwriter in question (in this case, YL main man Trevor Powers) can follow up on that rare case of accidental genius. And while it remains to be seen if Youth Lagoon's sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, will leave the same impact as its predecessor, early listens prove that Trevor is only moving forward.

It's a little ironic that on the followup to an album whose most overly synthetic instrument was its drums, the loudest and clearest instrument in the mix on this one is YL's new live drummer. But maybe it's a way to say "we're a band now" and a bit of a fuck you to anyone who criticized Trevor for not having one at his live shows. In general, it's a much fuller album than his debut, and his songs are now filled with the sort of noises and sounds that Animal Collective fetishizes, without falling into the mess of post-AnCo bands. Trevor's soft-sung voice is still there, and still pleasantly buried in the mix (though in new ways), but sonically the songs are coming from a much different place. Trevor's very open about the fact that he was listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins when he was writing the claustrophobic dream pop of The Year of Hibernation, but on Wondrous Bughouse, it sounds like he's been spinning stuff like The Zombies and The Kinks. If the name, Wondrous Bughouse, doesn't sound enough like British Invasion psychedelia, the quirky peppiness and baroque pop arrangements of the tunes certainly will.

You can listen to Wondrous Bughouse, which is streaming in full at NPR, and two of its tracks, "Dropla" and "Mute," are embedded below.

You can also catch Youth Lagoon on tour, which includes NYC shows on March 6 at Bowery Ballroom, which Eddi Front has been added to (sold out), and June 5 at Barclays Center opening for The National (tickets). Check out a list of all dates and those song streams, below.

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon streaming 'Wondrous Bughouse' (listen)"

Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

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.

photo by Howard Melnyczuk
Eddie Front

While she has performed many times in her home of NYC before (as Ivana XL), as Eddi Front she has yet to play live. That will change when Eddi Front makes her U.S. debut at The Slipper Room on January 24. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (11/27) at 11 AM.

Eddi Front's self-titled EP, four songs of moody piano torch songs, was released earlier this month via Best Fit recordings and you can stream the whole thing below. Also below is the new video for the EP's lead track, "Gigantic."

Continue reading "Eddi Front released debut EP and new video, making her U.S. debut in NYC in January (dates, streams)"

Ivana XL/Eddi Front
Ivana XLEddi Front

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Eddi Front has been getting some Internet love lately, most notably in the form of Pitchfork coverage, and, being a Brooklyn-based music blog, we naturally took some interest in the artist who we don't remember seeing around. As it turns out, much like Lizzy Grant before her, she's actually been playing around in the Brooklyn scene for some time now under a moniker that we're more familiar with, Ivana XL (who as far as we can tell never made Pitchfork). Back in 2009, Ivana XL shared a bill at Union Pool with Olof Arnalds, Sharon Van Etten and others. In mid-2011, she played Glasslands with Princeton, NewVillager, and High Highs, and towards the end of that year she played a Death by Audio show with She Keeps Bees.

Back in April of this year, she tried out the moniker Eddi Lines and eventually decided on Eddi Front in May and joined facebook under that moniker early that month. No dates under her new moniker have been announced yet but you can stream two of her tracks, "Gigantic" and "Texas," below.

Continue reading "Ivana XL is now getting attention as Eddi Front (listen)"