Entries tagged with: El Sportivo

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The xx at Hammerstein Ballroom in January (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Polica at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

The xx, Polica @ Radio City Music Hall
The xx and Polica are two groups with a knack for tackling indie pop, R&B, and electronica all at once, so this matchup should make for a great double bill. Tonight they take on their first of two nights at Radio City Music Hall.

Frankie Rose, Tamaryn, Weeknight @ Bowery Ballroom
Frankie Rose celebrates the release of her third album, Herein Wild, tonight at Bowery Ballroom which is a co-headlining show with Tamaryn. Tickets are still available.

EPMD, DJ Scratch, Fat Tony @ Brooklyn Bowl
New York hip hop legends EPMD are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1988 debut, Strictly Business, with their longtime DJ, DJ Scratch. If you show up early to this silver anniversary celebration of this golden age record, you can catch upcoming Houston rapper Fat Tony opening the night.

Endless Boogie, Steve Gunn, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks @ 285 Kent Avenue
Steve Gunn has been touring as a guitarist in Kurt Vile's band, and if you're a fan of the breezy folk he contributes to with KV, you'll likely dig his solo stuff too. Tonight he joins the jammy Endless Boogie for a show at 285 Kent.

Daryl Hall, John Oates @ Beacon Theatre
With a long list of hits -- "I Can't Go for That," "Rich Girl," "Say It Isn't So" to name three" -- this iconic pop duo will serve them up tonight at one of NYC's loveliest venues.

Chris Thile @ Rockwood Music Hall
Yesterday, Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) played the Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash with a number of different musicians, but tonight he tones things down for a solo show at Rockwood Music Hall.

SOLDOUT @ Cake Shop
This Belgian electropop duo are making a pitstop in NYC on their way to Pop Montreal playing tonight at Cake Shop and Tuesday (9/24) at Rockwood Music Hall. If you like The Knife and Grimes you may want to check them out -- their album is streaming on Spotify.

The Denzels, Cool Serbia, The Teen Age, El Sportivo @ Glasslands
It's a quadruple bill of Brooklyn guitar pop, headlined by the very catchy Denzels. The Teen Age are pretty good too.

Travis, Luke Rathborne @ Webster Hall
Longrunning Britpop act Travis recently released their seventh album, Where You Stand, that continues in their anthemic style. They may not be in fashion as much as they used to but "Sing" still sounds pretty good.

Supersuckers, Hellbound Glory, Habits @ The Studio at Webster Hall
These country punks are lovin' the road. Having already played NYC once this month, tonight they're back for more.

John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ @ St Paul's Chapel
Avant-sax great John Zorn continues his Zorn at 60 concerts that have been going on all year.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Eugene Mirman, Barry Rothbart, Doug Smith, Calvin Cato, Michelle Wolf, and more.

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Cascading Slopes at Cameo, 1/31/2013 (via @FreshBread)
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Cascading Slopes is a new project from Jacob Graham of The Drums. Unlike his other band, this is 100% synthesiser-based music. His debut album, Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, is out soon and "took two years to complete from its inception and was made using strictly voltage-controlled instruments." Jacob has been keeping a synth blog, Mild Slopes, for some time now. While no tracks from the album have been released yet, you can stream a portion of non-LP track, "Other Worlds," below.

The band made their live debut last week (1/31) at Cameo with Leverage Models. If you missed it, New York has a few chances to see them as the'll start a February residency at Pianos on 2/13 that will continue for the two following wednesdays (2/20, 2/27). All three nights also feature Ludwig Persick, and the 2/13 show also has TV Baby and Club Girls. Then the 2/20 show also has The Drowners and King Holiday, and then the final night of the residency has El Sportivo & the Blooz, Rumors and Twin Wave. Advance tickets for all three nights are on sale now.

A flyer for the Pianos residency and a video trailer are below.

Continue reading "Cascading Slopes is Jacob from The Drums' new band, NYC residency this month (streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Palma Violets

What we're all falling in love with in here is a sound centred around echo-laden guitars, Spiritualized-style Farfisa organ and basslines picking out instantly euphoric, simple chord sequences. Oh yeah, and singer Sam Fryer's voice - Ian McCulloch, Jim Morrison - and the way it rises into ecstatic shrieks that launch the band into similarly ecstatic psych-garage freakouts. There are already five or six awesome songs - direct, clever/simple, totally fresh'n'new-sounding fired-up rock'n'roll of the type we've been waiting for. They finish with a cover of Eddie Cochran's 'I Remember', and then everyone screams, so they play another tune that goes, "I've got a brand new song, I've got a brand new song". Except literally everyone here knows all the words already.- [NME]
"The best new band in Britain," according to NME, are Palma Violets who so far only have a double-a-side single out, both sides of which you can stream via YouTube below. At the start of the quoted-above review, NME actually begins with "OK, yes, you might think we at NME have a tendency to get over-enthusiastic about bands sometimes," but then goes on to say they're sure they're right about these guys. "It's time to get very excited."

That was written back in April and the mag has stuck with them, and just named that single, "Best of Friends," as the NME's #1 single of 2013. (Tame Impala's Lonerism was the #1 album.) With the UK in the throws of hype-fueled rapture, it's time for America (well the Northeast at least) to get very... cautiously curious. Palma Violets will be coming over in January for a few North American dates, including Shea Stadium on January 19 (no word on advance ticktets yet) and two shows at Glasslands on 1/23 and 1/28 and tickets to both Glasslands shows are on sale now.

UPDATE: The second Palma Violets Glasslands show got moved from 1/30 to 1/28 and changes were made in this post to reflect this. The Suzan is now playing at Glasslands on 1/30.

The 1/23 show is with Canadian funsters Hollerado and the 1/28 show has El Sportivo on the bill. Right after their stateside visit, Palma Violets will release their debut album via Rough Trade which was produced by Pulp's Steve Mackey. They'll also be part of the NME Awards Tour 2013 in February which packages a bunch of new bands together and trucks them around the UK. In this case, Django Django, Miles Kane and Peace.

The full list of for the NME's tracks of the year is below, along with a Spotify playlist, along with all tour dates, Palma Violets' videos and a live clip as well.

Continue reading "Palma Violets made NME's #1 track of 2012, ready debut album and first-ever North American tour (dates, streams)"