Entries tagged with: Erika Spring
Strand of Oaks in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Yo La Tengo, The Feelies @ Town Hall
While their Maxwell's Hanukkah shows are sorely missed, Yo La Tengo will be celebrating the season -- and their 30th anniversary -- with two shows at Town Hall, tonight being the second. Tonight's show is with another legendary NJ indie rock outfit. Sold out.
tUnE-yArDs, Cibo Matto, Beep! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
tUnE-yArDs dove further into their world of quirky, eccentric pop on this year's Nikki Nack, and Cibo Matto returned with their first album since 1999 which had them still in good form. Tonight begins their 4-night run at MHOW.
Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls with Ice Choir @ Converse SOHO
This free in-store performance sounds kinda cool: Dee Dee doing a full set of Dum Dum Girls songs as backed (and arranged) by Kurt Feldman's new romantic synthpop outfit Ice Choir. It's a free show (one of a few around the country) in celebration of a new multi-artist holiday EP that will be available on vinyl only at these shows.
Strand of Oaks, Torres @ Bowery Ballroom
Strand of Oaks made the move from an introverted folk singer to a big-sounding folk rock band this year, and the change has been pretty successful. Tonight's their largest headlining show in NYC yet, and it's a great double bill with Torres' grungy folk.
New Build, Future Punx, Orange Cassettes @ Rough Trade
New Build, the side project of Hot Chip's Al Doyle and Felix Martin, play their second NYC show of the week. This one is without tourmates Museum of Love but in their place are local new wavers Future Punx, and Orange Cassettes which is the new band from Radio 4's Anthony Roman.
TEEN, Beverly, Charly Bliss, Scully @ Glasslands
TEEN have played Glasslands many times over the last few years and will say goodbye to the soon-to-close venue as part of a very good bill of indie rock.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Apollo Theater
Tonight's the first of Daptone's three-day holiday party called the Super Soul Revue at the iconic Harlem venue.
Junius, So Hideous, In Aeona @ Saint Vitus
Tis the season to be jolly, and Prosthetic Records are celebrating with a decidedly un-jolly holiday party at Saint Vitus tonight. Heavy post-rockers Junius and likeminded locals So Hideous will stack this show with dark atmospheres. Admission gets you a free glass of Prosthetic Imperial Black Ale brewed specially for the occasion by Sixpoint Brewery.
Shad, Kahli Abdu, Jay Wirth @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Alt-rapper Shad keeps the golden age hip hop vibes alive on his new EP, Boarding Pass, which came out this week. Tonight he's in NYC for a one-off show.
X Blank X, Cellular Chaos, Ron Anderson/Richard Hoffman/Brian Chase Band, Sediment Club @ Cake Shop
Mid 70's Cleveland art punk band X__X reformed earlier in 2014 for their first live shows in 35 years. Tonight's show is with a group of fittingly experimental acts, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase.
Oliver, Plastic Plates, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha, Maximillion Dunbar, Shawn Reynaldo, Contakt, Bobby B @ Output
Dance duo Oliver get funky on their new Light Years Away EP for Fool's Gold. They're on tour in support of it, hitting Output for their weekly INPUT party tonight with Plastic Plates and some of the Girls & Boys DJs. Maxmillion Dunbar and others are in the Panther Room.
Low Fat Getting High, Grizzlor, Ceramics, biggpigg @ Grand Victory
Low Fat Getting High have been one of the more promising bands in Brooklyn's DIY rock scene as of late thanks to their catchy and aggressive grunge/punk hybrid. Their debut LP finally came out a few weeks ago, and tonight they'll likely be ripping through plenty of that.
John Zorn's Masada Marathon w/ Abraxas, Forro in the Dark, Sfia Rei, Erik Friedlander, Uri Gurvich @ Nublu
Part of the Nublu Jazz Fest, tonight's lineup was curated by Downtown icon John Zorn.
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This Saturday (5/4), NYC's New Museum is presenting "New Museum Untapped: Music in the Park," a day of free music happening as part of the "IDEAS CITY StreetFest," which goes down from 11 AM to 6 PM, occupying more than a square block around the New Museum. The musical performances will take place on the basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park from noon to 4 PM. Artists playing include La Big Vic, Maria Minerva (whose new Bless EP is out now), Pearl Necklace, Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone), Lorna Dune, and Michael Alan.
Saturday night, Andrew WK will use his keyboard to control the lights on the outside of the New Museum.
Show flyer and a newish Maria Minerva demo below...
Class Actress @ River Rocks 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Class Actress and Erika Spring are playing a free show in NYC at 285 Kent this Thursday (1/10) with DJ sets from Neon Indian, Chairlift, and Lemonade. The show is all-ages and more info can be found here.
Class Actress is currently working on her follow-up to 2011's Rapprocher. Erika Spring, meanwhile, is both working on her solo debut and the new Au Revoir Simone album...both of which should be out this year.
Flyer for the 285 Kent show below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - Landline (live @ Snacky Tunes) (MP3)
Ex Cops @ South Street Seaport, 7/13/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We mentioned before that there was a Sandy relief benefit happening at Cameo on Tuesday (11/13) being presented by Finger on the Pulse / Snacky Tunes folks (Greg and Darin Bresnitz). The benefit also doubles as the release party for Snacky Tunes Vol. 3, the the latest free, downloadable collection of live performances from their internet radio show of the same name that broadcasts on the Heritage Radio network (whose booth is in Roberta's back yard). The new volume includes songs from Wallpaper, Zambri, Spinto Band, Sinkane and Brad Oberhofer who performs a solo acoustic version of "Landline" which you can download at the top of this post.
The line-up for the Cameo release party/benefit has changed since we originally posted about it. Emil & Friends have dropped off the bill, replaced by Ex-Cops. Moon Hooch and Erika Spring with both be performing as well, as mentioned previously, and Computer Magic will be on DJ duty throughout the night. A $5 donation at the door gets you in (feel free to donate more) and all proceeds (as well as 10% of the bar, so drink up) go to the Red Hook Initiative. Updated flyer is below.
Meanwhile, Ex Cops have announced details of their debut album, True Hallucinations, which comes out January 22 via Other Music Recording Co. Produced by John Siket (Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead), the record shows off Brian Harding's strong songwriting chops (and the lovely vocals of Amalie Bruun) over the course of 11 jangly, just-hazy-enough songs that all get straight to the hooks. You can stream "James" from the album below and check out True Hallucination's cover art and tracklist.
by Bill Pearis
The Babies @ Glasslands, 6/6/12 (more by Tamara Porras)
There have been a lot of benefit concerts here in NYC to aid Hurricane Sandy victims and there are likely to be even more to come. There certainly are a lot of people who still need our help. Here are a few we just learned about.
The Babies record release show at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (11/13) we already alerted you to has become a Hurricane Sandy benefit of sorts. You can get $2 off the door with a donation for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Here's what's needed:
-Heavy duty cleaning supplies: bleach, industrial trash bags, contractor bags, brooms, mops, buckets, simple green, work gloves, gogglesYou can stream The Babies' new album, Our House on the Hill (out 11/13), in full over at SPIN and is really good, well worth a listen. The Babies have become a formidable live force too and, if truth be told, I like them more than either Vivian Girls or Woods (with whom they share members and I like just fine). We're also giving a pair of tickets away to this show (which also features Alex Bleeker and the Freaks and the Sundelles) and details are at the bottom of this post (And if you win, bring extra stuff!).
-Warm clothing, like heavy coats, gloves, hats, scarves.
-Diapers, baby food, bottles, formula.
-Food in general but specifically food that is appropriate for children (snack foods, cereal, rice, pb&j, bread)-
-Some places need flashlights & batteries, especially C or D.
Also on Tuesday in Williamsburg, the Finger on the Pulse / Snacky Tunes guys are throwing a Sandy relief benefit at Cameo featuring Moon Hooch, Emil & Friends and Erika Spring with DJ sets from Computer Magic. $5 at the door with 100% of the door and 10% of the bar going to the Red Hook Initiative. Flyer for the show is below.
Backing up a bit, on Sunday afternoon (11/11) at Matchless there's a benefit show with BV faves Heliotropes, DC bandShark Week, plus Zula, and Fantasmes. The party goes from 3 - 7 PM and is a $10 donation at the door. 100% door + 10% bar will be donated to New York Cares.
Shark Week are also playing another Sandy relief benefit the night before (11/10) at XPO 929 with Love Darling, and Clinical Trials. $8 at the door, more info here.
Flyers and contest details are below.
DOWNLOAD: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Hawk Highway" (MP3)
Cymbals Eat Guitars at MHOW in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Staten Island rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars will be taking the ferry over to Manhattan next week to be the musical guests on Wrestling Team's live taping of their podcast, Beginnings, which happens on October 9 at UCBEast. The tapings happen on the second Tuesday of every month (AC Newman played the last one). Tuesday's show will also feature comedian Sara Schaefer. $5 tickets for the show are on sale now.
Sara Schaefer, who is currently living in NYC as well, will also do a show one day earlier (10/8) at Ace Hotel. This show begins at 9 PM, and happens the same night that Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone) does her DJ residency in the Ace Hotel Lobby.
Earlier this month (just around the time they opened for Bob Mould actually), Cymbals Eat Guitars put out the song, "Hawk Highway," for the video series Masters From Their Day. You can download that song above or stream it below. You can also read the song's lyrics HERE.
by Bill Pearis
CMJ just released the third round of artists playing this year's fest which happens in three weeks (October 16 - 20). Names include Dent May (who we already knew about) Penguin Prison, Toronto's Born Ruffians, Erika Spring, Berlin trio Fenster (who were here in March) Chad Valley, Rush Midnight and more. Full list is at the bottom of this post.
Also on the just-added list are Brooklyn's Savoir Adore who will release their new album, Our Nature, the week of CMJ (10/16 specifically). The band recorded it at the same upstate studio as their 2010 debut, In the Wooded Forest, and are self-releasing this one. If the last album was wide-screen pop, the band have gone CinemaScope with Our Nature. It's dancier, more anthemic and brimming with hooks and just plain bigger sounding. Last year's "Dreamers" single (which opens the new album) is a good indicator of what to expect, and you can watch the video for that below along with a stream of album track "Regalia."
Before CMJ, Savoir Adore will play Knitting Factory on October 9 for an Our Nature record release party with Ghost Beach and Royal Canoe. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Those three bands are touring together immediately after and judging by their schedule, their only open day to play CMJ will be 10/16.
The list of all Savoir Adore dates, the list of third round CMJ artists, that song stream and video are below...
Tickets for Lucinda Williams shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale at noon
Erika Spring is playing Mercury Lounge on August 15. Tickets go on sale today at noon. Check out her new video at the bottom of this post.
by Bill Pearis
Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone) will release her debut EP on the Cascine label next week (7/10) and is playing a record release show in NYC on July 12 at the Ivana Helsinki Space (251 Elizabeth St). It's a free show, 8 - 10PM.
Produced by Violens' Jorge Elbrecht (who also plays drums in her live band), the songs on Erika's EP are much more lush, rhythmic and slinky than the minimalist vibe of her band Au Revoir Simone though definitely similar melodically with Erica's distinctive, delicate vocals. You can download "Hidden" at the top of the post as well as the funky '80s vocodered Jensen Sportag remix of the song.
The only other Erika Spring dates we're currently aware of are a few west coast shows with Alt-J (who also have upcoming NYC shows). All of her dates are listed below, along with the EP cover art and streams of both versions of "Hidden."
photos by Ryan Muir
The Hundred in the Hands at Glasslands 5/15/12
The Hundred in the Hands played their last US show at Glasslands on Tuesday (5/15) before their international tour which kicks off in Moscow tonight (5/18). The show was with openers Vorhees and Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone). More pIctures from that show are in this post.
As mentioned, after the European tour, they'll do another quick North American run which includes a NYC show happening on Mercury Lounge on June 20 with MMOTHS. Tickets for that show just went on sale at noon.
More pics from the Glasslands show and a list of updated dates below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Hundred in the Hands at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Brooklyn duo The Hundred in the Hands, are set to release their new album, Red Night, on June 12 via Warp. They're also releasing a 12" single for album track, "Keep It Low," which you can stream below. That 12" comes with remixes by Andy Stott, Optimo, and Patten. On Andy Stott's remix, he takes the already dark song and strips it down to focus more on the low end, which darkens the tone even more. The video for that remix is below.
The Hundred in the Hands are kicking off an international tour in Moscow on Friday (5/18), but before they head out they'll play a local show TONIGHT (5/15) at Glasslands with Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone), Vorhees, and Jacques Renault. Tickets are available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to win are below.
On their tour, they'll return to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on June 20. Tickets for this show are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.
All dates, video, stream, and contest details below...
by Bill Pearis
Toys & Tiny Instruments
It's a fairly quiet post-ATP weekend, which is fine. And the big stuff (Jens Lekman, James Blake) is sold out. CMJ is coming up in less than two weeks, and I plan on taking it (fairly) easy until then. (More than anything else, I'm stoked for the Breaking Bad finale on Sunday!) But there is, as always, stuff going on that's worth your time and coin. So this week I'm just going to do an extended version of the day-by-day picks.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Anika at Glasslands.
Dive, the new band from Beach Fossils dude Cole Smith, is easily the hardest working group in Brooklyn right now. You can see them tonight at Death by Audio on a pretty stacked bill of locals. I've caught Dive a couple nights now and am really impressed with their energy -- dark and motorik (not totally unlike Captured Tracks labelmates Soft Moon) -- and Smith's ability to spin around and play in clothes six sizes too big for him.
The rest of the show is good too. Caged Animals is Vin of Soft Black's new band. There are MP3s above and you can read more about them here. The show is also a record release for Spanish Prisoners' new album, Gold Fools, which you can stream in its entirety at the bottom of this post. It's been a while since I checked in with them... it's a really nice record, especialy the single "Rich Blood" which you can download for free from their Bandcamp. Also playing are Quiet Lights who might fill the void for lovely loud guitar pop left by Dirty on Purpose.
Over at Cake Shop are the Toys and Tiny Instruments Band who do not play live very often. It's exactly as it sounds, seven or eight folks playing songs on kazoos, melodicas, penny whistles, plastic guitars and other toys and tiny instruments. (Not unlike Pianosarus for those whose memories go back to '80s obscurities.) They are way better than you think they're going to be.
And at Public Assembly it's electronic psych rock pioneers Silver Apples who play with MNDR, Lemonade, Ital and Todd Pendu on DJ duty. Another worthy show.
Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab will play a rare and small show at Rock Shop on June 15th, two days after she plays the larger Le Poisson Rouge on June 13th with with Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone) and Arturo en el Barco. Tickets for Rock Shop go on sale TODAY (5/11) at 5PM and will also available via the Rock Shop box office at that time. Tickets for the "first-come, first-served partially seated event" at LPR are still available too.
The shows are in support of Sadier's first solo LP, The Trip, which dropped last year via Drag City. The LP features guest shouts from Richard Swift, April March, and and Julien Gasc. Listen to a couple songs from the LP, with all tour dates (aka Germany and NYC), below...
North 4th is the new bar/venue that took over the space at 160 North 4th between Bedford and Driggs. Somewhat low key at the moment (no website), the place has started having shows including this one that happens there tonight (4/9):
TranslationsAn updated picture of the venue below...
Rewards (aaron pfenning (ex-chairlift), angus t (bachelor of arts), dev (lightspeed champion, test icicles)
Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone)