Entries tagged with: FIGO
Buzzfeed just gave us 23 Pieces of Evidence That Punk Is Dead, one of which was a pillow that showed British boy band One Direction co-opting the famous Ramones logo. Perhaps this "homage" went over a few heads though, because when respected punk icon Avril Lavigne recently wore a Ramones shirt in public it prompted a One Direction fan-twitter to tweet "Avril Lavigne recently wore a One Direction t-shirt!" Of course, as you can see above, it didn't take long for an Avril fan-twitter to clarify "it is a band called the Romones which she loves!"
Meanwhile, longtime Ramones (sp?) member Marky Ramone is currently touring with his band Blitzkreig (with Andrew WK on vocals) and FIGO opening, and that tour hits NYC on Saturday (10/5) at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.
Drop the Lime at BEMF 2012 (more by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel)
Brooklyn Fire, UG Strategies, Live Nation, and GBH Events have teamed up to present "EDM for Sandy Relief," a benefit concert which will consist of a number of DJs in the EDM scene like The Crystal Method (dj set), Tommie Sunshine, Drop The Lime, Run DMT, The Disco Fries, Dances With White Girls, Gosteffects, FIGO (dj set), Blaqwell, Prince Terrance (Hussle Club), Carl Louis & Martin Danielle, Alex English, Righteous Trash, and more TBA. The all ages show goes down on Monday (11/19) at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. At the show there will also be a canned and non-perishable Thanksgiving food drive and a silent auction courtesy of the show's sponsors. Flyer below.
Deap Vally @ Public Assembly (by Dominick)
Foxygen @ Public Assemby (by Amanda)
Our Friday not-CMJ day party (10/19) at Public Assembly, our first of two day-long, two-stage shows at the venue over the weekend, had my favorite one-two punch of the entire 2012 CMJ week: Savages followed by METZ both of whose performances we wrote about already (click the links). But I'll add that even though it was a shorter set (that didn't include "Flying to Berlin"_ than when I caught them at Glasslands earlier in the week, Savages were more, relaxed, more electrifying at our show. And METZ bring their insane level of energy (and volume) to every show they do, day or night, and they knocked the crowd for a loop. CMJ in a nutshell right there.
The rest of Friday's line-up was highly diverse: Israeli prog rockers Tiny Fingers; Wisonsin folk duo Blessed Feathers; the retro-fueled shenanigans of the terrific Foxygen; Murals' laid-back dreampop; FIGO and Toys that Kill bringing some punk; Deap Vally bringing riffs and sex appeal; IO Echo's gothy shoegaze pop; MSMR's big pop sounds (a little like an indie Sophie Ellis Bextor?); Doldrums on what was one of their 8000 highly energetic shows that week; Braids' new, electronic direction; and the brainy fake surf of The Intelligence.
Attendees at the show were fueled by complimentary drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum, complimentary beer courtesy of PBR, and snacked on the free Raw Revolution organic live food bars that were scattered around the venue. Hopefully nobody had a hangover thanks to cans of the Mercy that were given out aplenty. If the PBR and Poggled photographer took your picture, look for it on our Facebook.
BrooklynVegan FRIDAY DAY PARTY - 10/19/2012
STAGE 1 (front room)That's 15 bands in 6 hours and all 100% FREE. If you have to work, call in sick!
12:00 Tiny Fingers (from Israel)
01:45 Deap Vally
04:00 MS MR
And show up early for complimentary drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum and complimentary beer courtesy of PBR. You can also grab a free hangover prevention beverage courtesy of Mercy, and stay energized with free Raw Revolution organic live food bars. Get your photo taken in our free photo booth courtesy of PBR and Poggled.
Saturday lineup (same time, same place) coming soon...
DOWNLOAD: Ladytron - Tomorrow (Vector Lovers Lucky remix) (MP3)
LADYTRON has just announced a North American co-headlining tour with THE FAINT this spring, beginning in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 1 and wrapping in Denver on Tuesday, May 5. The two bands will switch headline duties each night, and will be joined by FIGO who will DJ throughout the evening. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13.Download the Vector Lovers Lucky remix from that EP, above. All tour dates, and the whole EP tracklist, below...
The band will also release TOMORROW EP -- a 6 track EP featuring remixes of the track "Tomorrow" from their 2008 release Velocifero -- on March 3 on all major digital service providers. Remixers include Jim Abbiss (Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Goldfrapp), Dirty Vegas, Great Northern and more.