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by Klaus Kinski

Hamburger

If the great Neil Hamburger schedules a date in the New York City area, you can bet your jorts-wearing ass that your man Klaus will be there. I can think of no more enjoyable way to spend an evening than consuming alcohol without interruption in a darkened club and thrilling to the rapid-fire vulgarity of a Neil Hamburger stand-up set. For the uninitiated, Neil Hamburger brings to the stage an immense library of "What do you call a," "Why did," and "How many" quick-to-the-punchline jokes delivered by a velour-suited, washed-up, alcohol-decimated specter of a lounge comedian. It is truly brilliant. Anywhoozle, Neil announced a shit-ton of dates a while back but didn't have any scheduled for NYC... UNTIL NOW. It has just been announced that Neil Hamburger will be performing at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday November 9. Tickets go on sale Friday (5/31) at noon.

Neil has several supporting acts that vary throughout his tour. Some folks get Bonnie Prince Billy (!). Some folks get Major Entertainer Mike H. Other folks, including NYC, get Tim Heidecker. We also get comedian-ventriloquist, and all-around super awesome lady Carla Rhodes. I am not entirely sure what to expect from a Tim Heidecker solo gig, but as a fan of his I am excited nonetheless. Complete Hamburger tour dates are below.

Speaking of Tim Heidecker, his better half, Eric Wareheim, has just dropped yet another balls out insanely great music video. This time it's for Major Lazer track "Bubble Butt" (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic). You can watch that insanity below. Bye!

Continue reading "Neil Hamburger touring, playing NYC w/ Tim Heidecker (dates); Eric Wareheim directed the new Major Lazer video"

Tim & Eric

Tim & Eric have released an new video for "Goatee," featuring some of the most amazing drum fills you'll hear this side of... well, at least a few drummers. Check it out below.

The "Goatee" video is part of Youtube's "Comedy Week" which also welcomed the new video from Lonely Island, "Diaper Money," as well the first of David Brent guitar tutorials.

Check out all three videos below.

Continue reading "watch Tim & Eric's ode to the "Goatee," Lonely Island's shout out "Diaper Money," and David Brent's first guitar lesson"

Sarah Silverman at The Apollo in 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman has teamed up with Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Warehaim, and Reggie Watts for a new YouTube comedy channel, JASH. Rolling Stone reports:

"We each have pages within JASH and we each can curate those pages," Silverman said. "This is what we think is funny. It may not be your cup of tea, but there's no testing involved, there's no second-guessing of what a 14-year-old boy would like. It's just a place to do stuff and fail or not fail."

The new channel, which officially launched yesterday at SXSW Interactive, is still a work in progress, though the creators say Silverman is working on a "French film-noir trailer," Cera has a 25-minute short film on the way and Wareheim . . . well, he's busy, too.

You can watch the introduction video below, which includes the head of Google saying he commissioned the five comedians to destroy all existing YouTube videos and start over, interviews with each member, and finally, a new song written just for JASH.

Sarah Silverman will be in the NYC area to perform at Wellmont Theatre on April 26. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon.

Video below...

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James Murphy

"I make a lot of coffee," James Murphy told NY Mag in an interview after the movie's premiere. "For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That's what I'm going to do when I get back to London."
Yet another one! Joining Wilco, David Lynch, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, and Starfucker in the coffee business is former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.

Most recently done by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy with his limited edition "Bonny Billy Blend" from Kona Rose Coffee (available for purchase via Drag City), Murphy is planning on reiterating the trend with his own espresso blend.

According to Murphy himself, he plans to "just go to a roaster who lives near me and just start tweaking beans and temperatures," for the fun of it.

He loves coffee so much, he's releasing the hits, "Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up (Without Coffee)", "Disco Percolator", and "Bean Connection."

Well, not really, but James is keeping busy in the art world too. The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22. Billboard reports:

The film is reminscent of Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" (1978), about rock group The Band's final show, in that it documents an influential group's guest star-laden final live performance and largely focuses on the frontman (in "Waltz's" case, Robbie Robertson). When asked during a post-screening Q&A about trying to best Waltz, Murphy joked: "I was just like, 'that chump Robbie Roberston, I'm gonna take him --'"

Going into the project, Murphy said he was aware of the thematic similarities with "Waltz." "We all talked about it. Knowing that it is there, you can't not deal with it," he said.

In the film, Murphy is often shown "crouched by an espresso machine," depicting his love of coffee, and inspiration for his blend.

And, "Shut Up and Play the Hits" was just one of two movies Murphy was involved with at Sundance this year. He also stars in The Comedy along with Bonnie Prince Billy's Drag City labelmate Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric who also premiered another movie at Sundance), Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric who also premiered another movie at Sundance), Matador-signed comedian Jeffrey Jensen, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), and many more. The film was directed by the Jagjaguwar-signed Rick Alverson, and the indie label is also involved with the film. Check out a clip with James,Tim & Eric below...

Continue reading "like Bonnie Prince Billy, James Murphy is making his own coffee (and he's in 2 new movies too) (1 with Tim & Eric)"

by Andrew Frisicano

HEALTH @ The Smell in LA in November (more by Rachel Carr)
HEALTH

HEALTH are going on tour with Indian Jewelry and Gold Panda this June for shows around North America. All three play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, June 20th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday (4/14) at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.

HEALTH will release DISCO2, the follow-up to its 2008 remix record, HEALTH//DISCO, on June 22nd through Lovepump United. Remixers on the disc, which also features new track "USA Boys," include Crystal Castles (who play Irving Plaza tomorrow, April 14th), Javelin, Small Black, Salem, Tobacco and Pictureplane.

They recently released an intense & unspeakably creepy video for their song "We Are Water," directed by Tim & Eric's Eric Wareheim. That, album info and tracklist (with a complete list of remixers) and all tour dates (including dates in Europe) are below...

Continue reading "HEALTH - 2010 tour dates w/ Indian Jewelry & Gold Panda, new remix CD & Eric Wareheim video "

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

some of the stars of ATP NY 2009
Boredoms
Hopewell

What's almost the exact opposite of a soothing set of Seven Swans performed by one of the most delicate singers in indie rock? Try nine drummers (including Hisham Bharoocha, Zach Hill, and Kid Millions among other notables) bashing your fucking skull for so long that the stage manager has to come out to unplug their gear and remove toms from underneath them! That's how I started my ATP Day 3... with the Boredoms blowing my mind.

Starting off with sparse chords on the monstrous multi-neck guitar/percussive device, Eye set a calm and reflective mood... and then the cymbals. And then the toms. And then eight drummers pummeled away led by Yoshimi P-We. And then the synced rimshots that recalled an Animal Collective beat. All of this happened before a ninth drummer was carried into the show like an emperor while doing a call and response with the other eight.

Within about 10 minutes, I knew that Boredoms would take the prize as best show at Kutsher's that weekend. The sheer power of the coordinated drums, along with pregnant pauses and killer synth effects performed via keys, CD-DJ tables, and broomsticks (!) were beyond jaw dropping.

Following Boredoms, I poked my head into Oneida's Ocropolis for the first of many times. For 10+ hours, Oneida basically had the small and very decorated room all to themselves for a long jam session with their friends. Reportedly, the band had tape rolling the whole time (Ocropolis is the name of their Brooklyn recording studio) and had visuals provided by the Mighty Robot AV Squad. With local standbys like BJ Warshaw of Parts & Labor/Shooting Spires fame, Chris Weingarten (ex P&L), Todd P, and many others spotted in the Sportsman's Bar, it seemed like Brooklyn in the Catskills. Unfortunately, I missed every single special guest appearance (word is, and in part according to a sign on the door, Soft Circle, Yoshimi, Aaron from Tall Firs, Zach Hill, Steven Drozd and many others all popped in) but the band was very interesting to watch, alternating between songs, and droney ambient jams.

Caribou was next in the main room and the 16-piece(!) band including Sun Ra Arkestra member Marshall Allen, Koushik, Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and many others. I had no expectations heading into the set and was pleasantly surprised, although I found the mix to have waaay too much low end.

I ducked out of Caribou early to catch the last twenty minutes of Hopewell who was billed to be playing "The Desperation Suite," "complete with a female choir and avant-garde saxophonist Mark Marinoff". From what little I saw, the three person "choir" did little but coo, ooh, ahh, and coordinate a dance, but the band did close with a rousing cover of Jane's Addiction's classic "Of Course".

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Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 - Day 3 pics & review (Boredoms, Caribou, Deerhoof, Boris, Jarmusch, Oneida, that crazy guy...)"

Har Mar Superstar

The always-entertaining Har Mar Superstar is teasing the video for 'Tall Boy,' the lead single from his upcoming album 'Dark Touches,' with a series of film clips that will be unleashed one per week. "They're little tidbits. I'm going to roll out a whole other series before the album," Har Mar tells Spinner. "I'm all about making short videos and having people get excited and pass them around."

The 'Tall Boy' teasers will feature such celluloid luminaries as Eva Mendes, Eric (from Adult Swim's 'Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'), and Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat [the latter two are posted below].

Har Mar originally wrote the racy 'Tall Boy,' which is about a girls' night out -- not necessarily only drinking 16-ounce cans of beer -- for Britney Spears, hoping it would be chosen for her 2007 record, 'Blackout.' Though 'Tall Boy' didn't make the final cut, Har Mar is far from disappointed that the pop princess's peeps passed on it. "That probably was a great choice for them. They should have passed on it," he emphasizes. "It's a song glamorizing drinking tall cans of beer and f---ing tall dudes. She was out of her mind then. C'mon, it would have been a coup for me, but, at the same time, I feel like for everybody's well being it was such better choice for them not to do it."

His first record in five years, Dark Touches, comes out October 13th on Dilettante Records. That's the cover above, and three of those 'teaser videos' are posted below with a free MP3 widget.

Har Mar is going on tour across North America this fall. His dates includes two NYC shows: one on October 26th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and one October 27th at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for both go on sale Friday, September 18th at noon.

On top of the new record, Har Mar also contributes a song (a collaboration with Adam Green) to the soundtrack for the new Drew Barrymore movie. And he's also in it.

All tour dates, video teasers, and album tracklist and info (including a list of album guests) are below...

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photos by Tim Griffin, words By Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Iran - "Buddy" (MP3)

Iran @ CMJ 2008
Iran

Iran (WITH Kyp Malone) will play a show at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, TONIGHT (12/18). Also on the bill: Fakers and Lone Wolf and Cub (Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs and Stars Like Fleas - not the metal band). Presumably, Iran will, uh, run... through tracks from their upcoming record Dissolver, due on Feb 3, 2009 via Narnack.

Back to CMJ for a second....before 2 Live Crew played, a Kyp-less-and-still-named-after-a-'rogue-nation', Iran, played a renamed-The Soft Pack-less (they cancelled) and Lee "Scratch" Perry-less (he cancelled) Narnack Showcase this year, at Santos Party House, with the Sundelles, Vaz and Restavrant. Check out the overdue pics from that show above and below, and note - that's Doug Anson that sat in for Kyp. That probably won't happen again though, as we're told that Kyp plans on playing many more shows with the band, including as part of a 2009 tour out of NYC.

In related news, Kyp Malone's other band TV On The Radio, is garnering accolades-a-plenty including album of the year from The Onion AV Club, and from everyone's favorite weirdo Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. The Onion AV Club also cornered Santos Party House co-owner Andrew WK about his favorite record of the year.... Lee "Scratch" Perry's Repentance. Hmm... didn't he have something to do with that record?

In more related-to-Glasslands-tonight news, Tall Firs have teamed up with Awesome Color to play the Knitting Factory on Dec 19th (tickets here). Ryan Sawyer's other band, Stars Like Fleas, are recording a new record and have scheduled a show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 24th with Au (tickets here).

A whole bunch of pictures from the Narnack CMJ showcase, and tonight's Glasslands flyer, below...

Continue reading "Iran shows with (tonight) and without (pics) Kyp Malone, TVOTR is #1?, Awesome Color, Tall Firs, Narnack & stuff "

Tim & Eric @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Tim and Eric

Tim and Eric are going on tour again in 2009. The NYC show is at Nokia Theatre on January 30th. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

In other Tim & Eric news, they will have a track on Causes 2, a new CD coming out to benefit causes related to Darfur, AND, as you may have heard, Eric Wareheim (Eric) has been directing music videos. He directed that Ben Folds/Regina Spektor video, and the new MGMT one. Season 4 of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (the TV show) premieres on Adult Swim on February 8, 2009. The MGMT video and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Tim & Eric's Awesome Show! Great Job! Tour 2009 - dates -------------------------------------------- + an MGMT video & whatnot"