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photos by Chase Turner

Grimes & friends @ Metro in Chicago - 10/23/2012

To quote our photographer Chase Turner, "Grimes played a very sold out show at Metro with openers Myths and Elite Gymnastics. Grimes decorated the stage with children's dolls (Pikachu, Teletubbie, Totoro) and had dancers with green/blue hair with dark face paint crawling around the stage bizarrely." Pictures from that show, which happened Tuesday night in Chicago, are in this post.

Grimes is now in NYC for four sold out shows in a row starting tonight (10/25). Each show has different openers, and they look like this:

THURSDAY: Myths, Mykki Blanco
FRIDAY: secret guest, Elite Gymnastics
SATURDAY: Myths, Blue Hawaii
SUNDAY: Elite Gymnastics, Majical Cloudz
The middle two shows are at Bowery Ballroom. The first and last are at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Blue Hawaii (Raphaelle from Braids) also plays Cameo Friday with Opossom and ARMS. Maybe you caught them during CMJ, or maybe you caught Braids.

Majical Cloudz also had a show at Pianos earlier this week with Popstrangers, and one night before Opossom played there.

I wonder who the unannounced Grimes opener is. More pictures from Chicago below...

Continue reading "Grimes on tour w/ Elite Gymnastics & Myths, now in NYC for 4 shows (one with a secret guest), played Metro in Chicago (pics)"

Grimes on Pier 84 in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Grimes just kicked off kicked off her Mythical Gymnastics Tour last week, which is being supported by Elite Gymnastics and Myths. That show comes to NYC for four shows in October, that have long been sold out: Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/25 and 10/28 and Bowery Ballroom on 10/26 and 10/27. Elite Gymnastics, who recently went from being a duo to the solo project of James Brooks (the other member Josh Clancy was primarily the visual artist), is remaining on the tour as his new solo version of the project, but he won't be at Grimes MHOW show on 10/25 or her Bowery show on 10/27. On 10/25 it will be transgender rapper Mykki Blanco and on 10/27 it will be Braids side project Blue Hawaii.

If you missed your chance at copping tickets to the NYC shows and don't mind traveling a bit, you can also catch Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, and Myths TONIGHT (9/24) at Basilica Hudson, where Basilica Fest went down in August, and where Godspeed You! Black Emperor played a pre-ATP show on Thursday (9/20). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

An updated list of dates is below.

Continue reading "Grimes' Mythical Gymnastics Tour is underway, hitting Basilica Hudson tonight (updated dates)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Nite Jewel at Le Poisson Rouge 8/23/2012
Nite Jewel with Peanut Butter Wolf

Nite Jewel and Peanut Butter Wolf teamed up to perform Kraftwerk's 1981 LP, Computer World, in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night (8/23). They were joined by special guests Chrome Canyon and DJ Scott Mou. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Nite Jewel's tour continues and hits Montauk's Surf Lodge on Saturday (8/25). More pics from Thursday night's LPR show are below.

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photos by Leia Jospe

"shouts 2 all of u dancing onstage to jamie xx at ps1 ur all beautiful snowflakes with orange wristbands" - Drew Millard
"Jamie xx is absolutely shutting down ps1" - Ned White
"Jamie XX making it feel like im in Miami right now #ps1 #moma" - Val Tott

Miguel/Jamie xx's crowd at MoMA PS1 - 8/4/12

This summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1, a series featuring afternoon dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday in MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard, continued this past Saturday (8/4) with sets from Jamie xx, Miguel, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke, Pearson Sound, and Zora Jones. This one sold out in advance, and the line to get in was crazy long as usual. Many people who didn't have tickets showed up anyway and listened from outside.

For Miguel, Warm Up was his first public NYC show since his private EP release party at Joe's Pub that he played earlier in the week. Rolling Stone caught his set and wrote:

Miguel performed a brief yet galvanizing set with his neon-clad backing band, delivering one of the few "concert" experiences of the evening and giving the thousands crammed into the gravel-floored courtyard something to scream about with a handful of weather-appropriate nü-R&B tracks off his forthcoming LP Kaleidoscope Dream in addition to a newly rap-infused performance of one of his well-worn covers, 2Pac's "I Get Around."
Jamie xx at MoMA PS1 - 8/4/12

Meanwhile, for Jamie xx, Warm Up was one of two DJ sets he delivered this past weekend while in town in between The xx's Terminal 5 show last Thursday (8/2) and their Staten Island show, which is TONIGHT (8/6) at Snug Harbor Music Hall (sold out). Jamie premiered a new xx song during his set, and had the crowd going pretty nuts. After that show, he headed over to Manhattan to DJ a FIXED party at Le Poisson Rouge with John Talabot, who will be supporting The xx on many of their upcoming dates (none in NYC) and will return to LPR for a live show with Pional on September 27. Some videos of Jamie and John's sets from LPR are below.

Jamie xx wasn't the only one on Saturday's Warm Up lineup to keep the party going late into the night. Lemonade showed up in Williamsburg to DJ a party at Glasslands with Blondes and Rewards, and they killed it. Meanwhile, Sinjin Hawke was next door murdering 285 Kent with Egyptrixx, Elite Gymnastics, N0ms, Gobby, and MikeQ. Blood Diamonds, who had played Glasslands one night earlier (8/3) with Le1f and Gobby, showed up for a secret late set at the show. A video of Blood DIamonds' set from 285 Kent is below.

More pictures (unfortunately none of Sinjin Hakwe or Zora Jones) from Warm Up and all videos are below.

Continue reading "Jamie xx, Miguel, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke & others played Warm Up before other late night shows (pics & videos)"

Grimes at Lamberts in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)

Grimes just announced two NYC shows -- October 26 at Bowery Ballroom and October 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg -- of what is likely a full fall tour. Both shows are with Elite Gymnastics and Myths. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, June 15 at noon.

UPDATE: It is a full tour and Elite Gymnastics and Myths are supporting on all dates, hence the appropriately titled "Mythical Gymnastics Tour." All dates are listed below.

You can see Grimes before that, though, when she plays the free River Rocks show with DIIV and Wild Nothing on August 9.

Continue reading "Grimes touring w/ Elite Gymnastics & Myths; playing Bowery Ballroom and MHOW (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Ocean Floor for Everything" (MP3)

How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
How to Dress Well

As mentioned, How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) is kicking off a tour with Babe Rainbow (aka Cam Reed) and Aaron Read this week which will see Tom joined on stage by Cam and Aaron at each show along with an opening set from Babe Rainbow. That tour comes to NYC for the previously discussed show at Public Assembly on Saturday (6/9), which Rimar also opens. Tickets for that show are still available.

But before that, How to Dress Well will play a "private" show on Tuesday (6/5) at 141 Chrystie with Elite Gymnastics (whose NYC debut at MHoW Saturday had some unintended glitches) and DJ sets by Physical Therapy, Shayne (of Hood by Air), Arca, and Babe Rainbow. Doors are at 9, show starts at 10. There will be a few tickets available at the door: $10 cover and access is very limited, so get there early. The flier for this show is below.

HTDW's new album, Total Loss, is due out this fall via Acephale. He recently revealed the title track, "Ocean Floor For Everything," which is in the same vein of ambient R&B as his 2010 debut LP, Love Remains, but with much clearer production and Tom Krell's vocals are pushed to the forefront. It's pretty great, and you can download it above or stream it below, along with a list of all dates.

Continue reading "How to Dress Well playing 141 Chrystie w/ Elite Gymnastics before tour (dates & MP3)"

OBN III's at one of Emo's last shows (more by Tim Griffin)

today in NYC
* Liz Phillips @ Roulette
* Mireya Ramos @ Barbes
* Tony Sherr @ The Stone
* Karen Mantler @ Barbes
* Nadia Sirota @ The Stone
* Lina Koutrakos @ Joe's Pub
* Lauryn Hill, Black Milk @ Highline Ballroom
* Wakey!Wakey!, DJ Justine D @ Knitting Factory
* Justin Guarini: From Idol to Broadway @ Joe's Pub
* Anders Osborne, The Revivalists @ Bowery Ballroom
* Horna, Kommandant, Abazagorath, Woe @ Saint Vitus
* Gogol Bordello, Two Gallants @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick @ Gramercy Theatre
* Hiawatha, Right On Dynamite, Columboid @ The Gutter
* Forma, Profilgate, Father Finger, DJ J. Slusher @ La Sala
* Dirty Fences, Threats, Fine Spoils, Evil Child @ Cake Shop
* OBN IIIs, Livids, Thee Omens, The Othermen @ Don Pedro
* Darmstadt 2012: Mivos plays Wet Ink @ Issue Project Room
* Sweater Beats, Night Panther, Juan Wauters @ Cameo Gallery
* Mr. Joseph, Ed Oberon, Place42, T.R.A.C. @ Knitting Factory
* Turbosleaze, Census, Speedy Ortiz, Disco Doom @ Shea Stadium
* Mitten, Allison Weiss, Julia Weldon, Sierra @ Public Assembly
* Young Heel, La Panza, Rarechild, Nick Hamersly @ Death By Audio
* The Rotaries, The Rochambros, Blue Panel, Two States @ Maxwell's
* Prospector, The Silver Liners, The Barrens, The Kickback @ Pianos
* TEETH, French Horn Rebellion, Friendly Ghost (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Djarara, Wetchenn P'chenn, Monvelyno Alexis, Dj Deep Roots @ Zebulon
* Lemonade, Teengirl Fantasy, Elite Gymnastics @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Slothrust, Big Ups, The N'ere Dowells, She Keeps Bees @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Twin Tigers, HITS (formerly Jump into the Gospel), Basement Batman @ Glasslands
* Galactic, Corey Clover (of Living Colour), Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Goes Cube, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, The Giraffes, Fashion Week @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Total Slacker, Night Manager, Heaven's Gate, DIIV (DJ set), Widowspeak (DJ set) @ Cheap Storage
* Caged Animals, Kent Odessa, Bright Future, Sagopalm and The Zabalas @ Bobby Redd Project Space
* Suspect Device, Tears of Frustration, Step2Far, Broken Heroes, Hatin 'Em, Schweinhund @ Mercury Lounge
* BOS Music Festival w/ Maquina Supervium, Strange Haze, The Secret History, Clear Plastic Masks, Luxurious Faux Furs, Screamin' Rebel Angels, The Jay Vons, Born Loose @ XPO 929

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Minneapolis' Elite Gymnastics make their NYC debut tonight opening for Lemonade and Teengirl Fantasy at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available. The afterparty starts at 11PM, is FREE, and happens right next door to MHoW at Public Assembly with all three performers on the decks.  There's an open well vodka bar for the first half hour.

It's the Bushwick Open Studios Weekend and today is Live Music Day. Over at  Fort Useless  there are performances from Luff (2:30pm), Black Salad (3:30pm), Son Of The Granite State (4:30pm), Passenger Peru (5:30pm), The JPK Experience (6:30pm), Hotel Pool (Gold Streets) (7:30pm), Clouder (8:30pm), The Unsacred Hearts (9:30pm), and Miniboone (10:30pm). XPO 292 is also hosting a day-long show as well.

Austin's seriously awesome OBN III's are in town, having played Cake Shop last night (6/1), and play Don Pedro tonight. If you like rock n' roll you'd be dumb to miss 'em.

What else?

by Andrew Sacher

Teengirl Fantasy's Tracer artwork

Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have been having a pretty solid year. Back in January, they inked a deal with R&S Records (James Blake, Lone) who are putting out their killer new single, "Motif," on vinyl on June 25 and digitally on July 9. That single comes with the b-side "Eternal" and an Actress remix of "Motif." Check out the video for "Motif" below.

Now, the duo have just announced the release of their sophomore LP, Tracer, which will be out on August 21 via R&S/True Panther. They've roped in some pretty impressive guests for the album, including Panda Bear, Romanthony (aka the voice of Daft Punk's "One More Time"), Laurel Halo, and Kelela. The album won't include "Motif," but it will include "Eternal." The full tracklist is below along with a teaser video and that's the cover art above.

You can catch Teengirl Fantasy at a local show this weekend when they open for fellow Brooklynites/True Panther labelmates Lemonade at the previously discussed Music Hall of Williamsburg show on Saturday (6/2), which also serves as the NYC debut for Elite Gymnastics. Tickets for that show are still available. All TF dates are listed below.

Speaking of Laurel Halo, she put out her own (excellent) new album, Quarantine, in Europe this week and it will see a US release next week. You can stream that album in full below.

Videos, streams, tracklist and a list of all Teengirl Fantasy dates below...

Continue reading "Teengirl Fantasy releasing 'Tracer' LP feat. Panda Bear, Laurel Halo, Romananthony & more"

DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "So Close to Paradise 3" (Physical Therapy Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Here In Heaven 4 & 5" (CFCF Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Here In Heaven 3" (Elite Gymnastics Cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Minneapolis Belongs To You 3" (LOL Boys Remix) (MP3)

Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics

Brooklyn's Lemonade, whose new album Diver comes out later this month via True Panther, will play a local show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 2 with Teengirl Fantasy and Elite Gymnastics. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (5/16) at noon.

Last month, Lemonade released a 12" for Diver single, "Neptune" featuring remixes from Mike Simonetti, Sinjin Hawke, Pasternak, and Jacques Renault. Grab the original HERE and stream all four remixes below.

The MHOW show will be the first NYC show for Minneapolis K-Pop influenced electronic duo Elite Gymnastics, who just wrapped up a tour with Sleigh Bells and Javelin. They've got a bunch of free releases on their tumblr, including the recently released RUIN 3, which compiles covers and remixes of tracks from the impressive RUIN 1 and 2, which have since been combined for a not-free vinyl release on Acephale. RUIN 3 includes remixes by CFCF, LOL Boys, and Physical Therapy and a cover by How to Dress Well, all of which you can download above or stream below. It also includes remixes by Natalie Bootleg and Anime Skyscraper, the latter of which you can stream below.

Their next release, RUIN 4, is available for pre-order at the Acephale webstore as a bundle with poster, buttons, and t-shirt. The CD includes two previously unreleased tracks from the RUIN sessions, all of RUIN 3, and more TBA.

Speaking of Sleigh Bells, they've announced a set of July tour dates that include Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER in Philly. All dates are listed, along with the above-mentioned streams, below...

Continue reading "Lemonade releasing 'Diver,' playing a show w/ Elite Gymnastics (who are making their NYC debut); Sleigh Bells touring"

DOWNLOAD: Javelin - "Soda Popinski" (MP3)

Javelin at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)

Brooklyn's Javelin are heading out on tour this spring supporting Sleigh Bells. Electronic duo Elite Gymnastics are also on the tour, and as Pitchfork points out, it will be the first time Elite Gymnastics head out on a full tour.

Unfortunately that tour will not hit NYC, but Javelin will play a hometown show during the tour at Brooklyn Bowl on April 11. The show is free with RSVP and $5 tickets are available.

In support of the tour, Luaka Bop will release two of Javelin's 12"s ('Javelin' and 'Javelin 2') digitally on April 17. They had previously only been available on limited edition vinyl. You can download "Soda Popinski" off the Javelin 12" above.

Sleigh Bells will play the NYC area when they open for Red Hot Chili Peppers at Prudential Center in NJ this May.

All Javelin dates below...

Continue reading "Javelin playing Brooklyn Bowl during Sleigh Bells tour (dates)"