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Kendrick Lamar / The Postal Service / fans
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013

When last seen, at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park last year, Kendrick Lamar was still a relative unknown except to hip-hop connoisseurs. His set came off as hazy and introspective, with a curious Lady Gaga hanging on every word from the wings. But now he emerges with newfound swagger -- even without Gaga in the house -- smoke machines at his feet and a full band at his back. His 2012 album, "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," puts a new and brilliantly introspective take on West Coast gangsta rap, a look at its tropes and pressures from the inside out. So even as he leads the crowd in some explicit choruses, he throws out questions and lays out his conflicts in the verses. "This will be on the Internet," he announces. Ya think? The audience cheers him like a rock star, even when he stands on stage with arms folded. But he doesn't just bask in the glow. He tries to put it in context, much in the way his rhymes try to make sense of hip-hop and the culture that birthed it. "You can't classify what we got going on," he says to the fans. "This is life." [Chicago Tribune]
Lollapalooza 2013 continued yesterday (8/3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with nicer weather than day 1, and sets from eight stages worth of artists, including The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Local Natives and more. Pictures of those (and other) artists are in this post, and we've got a second set of Saturday pics HERE on the way with more artists. But not any of Death Grips.

We at BrooklynVegan are also at the festival, hosting a portion of the Soundwave Tent.

The festival wraps up today (8/4) (check out our Sunday preview) with sets from Cat Power, Phoenix, The Cure, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Alt-J, Baroness, Angel Haze, and more. If you're not at the festival, you can stream it live at Lollapalooza.com.

Check out day 1 pics and more day 1 pics.

Update: Day 3 pics (part 1) and day 3 pics (part 2) are up now too.

More from day 2, below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza Day 2 pics (part 1): The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, UMO, Local Natives & more"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Yeezus / Bloc Party / fans chillin' in a kiddie pool
Governors Ball
Governors Ball
Governors Ball

Governors Ball concluded on Sunday (6/9). We've already posted one set of pictures from that day, in addition to pictures of The xx, Deerhunter, and Portugal. The Man. We also posted videos, the setlist, and talked a bit about Kanye West's set. Now we've got pictures of Yeezus, in addition to Bloc Party, Beirut, Foals, Freddie Gibbs, and more in this post.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Governors Ball coverage, pictures of day 1 are HERE and HERE, and pictures of day 2 are HERE and HERE. More day 3 pictures below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball day 3 in pics (part 2): Kanye West, Bloc Party, Beirut, Foals, Freddie Gibbs & more"

Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Grizzly Bear

As we realized/mentioned today in our Cut Copy post and our Feist post, single day tickets for Governors Ball are back on sale.

The festival goes down on Randall's Island this weekend (6/7-9). We also just made a Spotify playlist of many of the artists we're excited to see this weekend. Listen to that below or on Spotify. Full Governors Ball schedule is also below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball single day tickets back on sale; we made a Spotify playlist"

Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
Kanye West

NYC festival Governors Ball is totally sold out of regular tickets, but if you weren't able to get yours and still want to go, there are still a few options. From now until Monday (5/27) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the Governors Ball Ticket Lottery. Entering the lottery gives you a chance to be selected to purchase either a 3-day pass or a single day ticket. More details on how the lottery works below.

DoNYC is also giving away VIP passes and tickets to every after party, so you can also head to their site to enter that contest too.

Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...

Continue reading "sold-out Governors Ball offers last chance on tickets via lottery"

Deerhunter at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Deerhunter

Governors Ball is less than a month away, and the fest has now released the daily schedule. They've done a pretty good job with not too many giant conflicts -- though there's a few like Grizzly Bear vs Beirut, Bloc Party vs The xx, Erykah Badu vs Beach House, and Nas vs Guns N Roses. Check out the daily line-ups across their four stages below.

Continue reading "Governors Ball announces set times"

DFA1979 Foals

The picture above (via Governors Ball's Twitter) pretty much says it all. Death From Above 1979 have cancelled their appearance at this year's Governors Ball, which is especially unfortunate considering they were one of the ten bands we're excited to see. Apparently they're in the throes of finishing their new album and can't make it.

DFA1979 were also supposed to play Governors Ball afterparty with Fucked Up on Friday, June 7 at Irving Plaza, and that has been cancelled too. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Taking their place at the actual festival is Foals, who just brought their tour to Terminal 5 last Friday (5/3) for a fairly insane, hyper-energetic shows. The crowd was pretty much going bananas the whole time (as was singer Yannis Philippakis who spent as much time in the crowd as onstage) so this seems like a good addition to Governors Ball, even though DFA1979 will be missed.

Regular Governors Ball tickets are totally sold out, but you can still get VIP Passes for Friday or all three days.

Surfer Blood


As mentioned, Surfer Blood will release their new album, Pythons, on June 11. You can check out the video to their single, "Demon Dance," below.

The band are currently on tour with Foals and will be in NYC at the end of the week to play a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on Friday (5/3). The day before (5/2), Surfer Blood will play an acoustic set as part of Ace Hotel's free "5 at 5" series, which is -- as you might expect -- where bands play 5 songs at 5 PM. Again it's free and the flyer for the show is below.

Surfer Blood have a few other non-Foals shows along the way this summer and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Surfer Blood playing free acoustic "5 at 5" show at Ace Hotel before playing T5 with Foals (updated dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Tiger & Woods - "A Golden Bear mix" (MP3)

Tiger & Woods at Movement 2012 (via Sidewalk Hustle)
Tiger & Woods

Production duo Tiger & Woods will be in NYC TONIGHT (4/26) at Highline Ballroom for a FIXED + Let's Play House party with The Dead Rose Music Company, Canyons, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can download the duo's brand new mix, "A Golden Bear mix," at the top of this post, or stream it below.

FIXED is also throwing a party at Highline Ballroom on May 31 with Verboten which features sets from Azari & III and Jozif. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

They've also got one happening on June 28 at Glasslands with a live set by Du Tonc and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

French house DJ Fred Falke, who released the funky Part IV back in 2011, will come to Williamsburg dance club Output on May 2 for an 'Input' party with Foals (DJ), Chrome Sparks and Jorge Bonjour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Trus'me at Mutek 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Trusme

Neon Indian will also be DJing an 'Input' party at Output (5/9) the following week. The rest of that lineup includes UK producer Trus'me (whose new album, Treat Me Right, can be streamed at XLR8R), Optimo, and Tanner Caldwell. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Actress, whose very good R.I.P. LP came out last year, was supposed to play Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn a few months after its release, but never made it here. Now he's planning on returning to the venue on June 6 for a show with Gobby and Solar Year. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Dave Harrington (of Nicolas Jaar's live band and their collaborative project, Darkside) will also be playing a Cameo show on May 25. Benoit and Sergio are on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Classix
Classixx

As mentioned, The Presets and Dragonette are going on a tour this year which hits NYC on May 8 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, LA dance duo Classixx have been added to that tour. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show are still available.

After that tour ends, Classixx will play their own show in NYC on June 15 at Le Poisson Rouge with Headband and Hooligan. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Classixx's new album, Hanging Gardens, will be out on May 14 via Innovative Leisure, and the duo have recently revealed one of its tracks, "All You're Waiting For," which features vocals from DFA's Nancy Whang (who they've played with before). You can stream that, along with two other album tracks, "Borderline" (ft. Jesse Kivel of Kisses) and "Holding On," below.

French producer Onra, who released the Deep in the Night EP on Fool's Gold last year, will be coming to NYC for a show on May 21 at Le Poisson Rouge before heading to Montreal for Mutek. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now.

Brooklyn disco collective Midnight Magic will play a hometown show on May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Slow Knights and Spank DJs Sean B and Will Automagic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Germany's Ellen Allien, who put a new album out this year, will return to NYC for a show on May 24 at a TBA location. The bill also includes Camea, Thomas Muller, and Safety Scissors. Tickets are on sale now and you can find out the location by RSVPing to resolute.bpitch@gmail.com.

Another secret dance show is happening in NYC on July 26 with Tiga, Martyn, and Bordello. This one's a Blkmarket show, and tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for info on the location.

Wedidit collective member Groundislava is playing Glasslands on May 30 with Fur and Time Wharp. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Soulja Man, J-Cush, Durban, and TCJ are playing 285 Kent on May 24, the day after Rashad & Spinn play a Red Bull show. Tickets for the 285 Kent show are on sale now.

Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Brooklyn dance party Mister Sunday Night will be returning to Gowanus Grove this summer for weekly parties beginning May 12. More details and ticket info at their website.

Of course these are only a few of the upcoming dance shows in NYC. We've also recently mentioned shows by Nina Kraviz, Emika, Disclosure & TNGHT, and The Field. Plus, the Mad Decent Block Party is coming up, and there's going to be tons of dance music during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC onslaught, which happens from April 28 to May 31. What else?

Classixx song streams, the Tiger & Woods mix, and Actress show flyer below...

Continue reading "upcoming dance shows in NYC: Classixx, Actress, DJ Rashad, Tiger & Woods, Fred Falke, Trus'me, Ellen Allien, Martyn, more"

photos by Wei Shi

Passion Pit / Alt-J / Purity Ring & Danny Brown / crowd
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1

Coachella 2013 is currently going down in Indio, CA for its second weekend after kicking off this past Friday (4/19). We've already posted pics of day 1 (HERE and HERE), day 2 (HERE) and day 3 (HERE) from weekend 1, and now we've got pictures of day 1 from weekend 2 in this post. This time around we caught sets by Passion Pit, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, (who were joined by Danny Brown, whose new album they appear on), Foals, Modest Mouse, Alt-J and more.

Check out more pictures from 4/19, along with a "Coachellavated" video of the festival filmed from the top of director Chris Crutchfield's head and a video of Passion Pit's full set from weekend 1, below...

Continue reading "Coachella Day 1 Weekend 2 in pics (Passion Pit, Polica, Earl Sweatshirt, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, Modest Mouse & more)"

Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.

This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Fest 2013 line-up: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ++ more)"

by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)
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We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.

There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?

We've written about the Sacred Bones comp, the Astralwerks comp, Old 97s, Frightened Rabbit, Austra, Sonny & the Sunsets, and Titus Andronicus Check out our new list below...

Continue reading "a guide to Record Store Day 2013"

Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza

After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.

In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.

Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.

Full day-by-day lineup below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2013 lineup announced (Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Postal Service, Cure, New Order, Kendrick Lamar & more)"

Nick Cave @ SXSW 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tim Griffin

One of the Grand Dammes of the music festival world Glastonbury 2013 will happen June 28 - 30 in the UK town of the same name. (They skipped last year.) Announced acts include The Rolling Stones, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers (!), Portishead, Foals, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Billy Bragg, PiL, Smashing Pumpkins, Chic, Cat Power, The Horrors, Rodriguez, Palma Violets, Savages, Crystal Castles and a whole lot more.

No word on tickets yet. You can check out the full line-up on the flyer below.

Continue reading "Rolling Stones, Phoenix, Nick Cave, The xx, Primal Scream, Chic, Alt-J, Foals and many more playing Glastonbury 2013"

by Bill Pearis

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Foals have just released the video for new single "Late Night," from their excellent third album, Holy Fire. The clip, directed by Nabil Elderkin, was shot in Romania and has the band (who'll be here in May) playing a seedy hotel bar where the rooms above are occupied by all manner of goings-on. Birth, sex, death -- you get the whole circle of life in five, definitely-not-safe-for-work minutes. Watch it below.

Continue reading "watch Foals' very NSFW video for "Late Night""

Metallica at Orion 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Metallica

Metallica held their inaugural Orion Music & More festival in Atlantic City in 2012, and as mentioned, they'll be moving to Detroit for the 2013 installment. It happens from June 8 - 9 in Belle Isle and the lineup was just announced, including headliners Metallica joined by Japandroids, FLAG, Tomahawk, Gogol Bordello, Death Grips, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Deftones, The Dirtbombs, Death, Foals, The Bronx, The Orwells, Red Hot Chili Peppers, FIDLAR, and more. Full lineup below. The announcement includes no word on Metallica playing full albums like they did last year.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/1) at 10 AM EST with a Met Club presale starting Tuesday (2/26) at 10 AM and an Orion E-list member presale on Wednesday (2/27) at 10 AM.

Continue reading "Metallica announce line-up & tix for Orion Music & More 2013 (Japandroids, FLAG, Tomahawk, Death Grips, RHCP & more)"

Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
bonnaroo

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2013 lineup announcement underway"

by Bill Pearis

Foals @ T5, 5/4/2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Foals

As mentioned previously, Foals' new album, Holy Fire, is out tomorrow (2/12) and is a confident follow-up to 2010's Total Life Forever. Did you catch the online listening party the band hosted ont their website last Thursday?

Foals were already revealed as being part of the 2013 Coachella Festival but have just announced a full North American tour, including a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on May 3 which is almost exactly two years to the day the band last played that venue. The show is with Blondfire and Surfer Blood and tickets to that show go on sale Friday (2/15) at noon.

Over the weekend, someone took the music video for The Village People's 1985 single, "Sex Over the Phone," and set it to Foal's "My Number" and the results are kind of great. That video and a list of all tour dates, are below.

Continue reading "Foals announce 2013 tour, playing Terminal 5 (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Holy Fire

As mentioned, Foals' new album, Holy Fire, is out next week (Feb. 12) and that's the cover art above. A logical progression from 2010's excellent Total Life Forever, the new album finds the band going from widescreen to Cinemascope while remaining danceable. The band will be streaming Holy Fire on their website beginning at 3:30 PM today (2/7), where it will play through three times and then be gone.

Meanwhile, you can check out videos from the album's two singles, "Inhaler" and "My Number," below. Foals will also be playing Coachella this year, though no other North American dates have been announced yet.

Continue reading "Foals streaming new album, 'Holy Fire,' today"

Coachella

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The XX at T5, Aug. 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The xx

Hot Water Music @ Bamboozle 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Hot Water Music

today in NYC
* Mic The Robot @ Barbes
* Victor Calderone @ Cielo
* Ed Askew Band @ Barbes
* Holly Williams @ Joe's Pub
* The Wailers @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Big Daddy Kane @ B.B King's
* Colbert Report Writers @ UCB
* Tom Odell, St. Claire @ Pianos
* Phosphorescent @ John Varvatos
* Caro Emerald @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Growlers @ The Kniting Factory
* Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Trey Anastasio @ The Capitol Theatre
* Snowmine, Faye, Dalton @ Glasslands
* HNNY, Jacques Renault @ The Woods
* Hardbodies, Ice Balloons @ Union Pool
* The xx, Austra @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* The Chapin Sisters @ Pete's Candy Store
* LEESSANG, Jung In @ Best Buy Theater
* Eddi Front, Gambles @ The Slipper Room
* Urban Cone, Ski Lodge @ Mercury Lounge
* Concrete TV 20th Anniversary @ Videology
* Puss N Boots, The Tall Pines @ The Bell House
* Zula, Tony Castles, Hooney Octo, Candide @ Pianos
* Corey Smith, Joe Robinson @ Bowery Ballroom
* Lil Kids, Tron & DVD, Charlie Sima @ Legion Bar
* Eastern Phoebes, My Plastic Sun @ The Rock Shop
* Mr. Dream, Yvette, Bueno, Advaeta @ Shea Stadium
* Money & King, Maude, Vox Pop @ The Grand Victory
* Tennessee Thomas, Alix Brown @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Morris @ The Stone
* William Parker, Joe Morris, Gerald Cleaver @ The Stone
* Adam's Castle, Live Footage, Chimneys @ Cameo Gallery
* Antwon, Cities Aviv, Weekend Money @ Santos Party House
* DJ Jay Mcelfresh, Former Belle, James Iris @ Pianos (Upstairs)
* Y/Y, Alien Triology, What Model Citizens, Ravenous @ Muchmore's
* Great Caesar, Sean Wood, Floodwood @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Hot Water Music, La Dispute, The Menzingers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cold Fronts, Eastern Midwestern, Young Rapids, Adios Ghost @ Cake Shop
* Hirsute Pursuit , Boyd Rice, Non, Cult of Youth, House of Blondes @ Europa
* Great Thunder, Heaven's Gate, The Guts, Marvin Berry and The New Sound @ Death By Audio
* Wild Yaks, Unstoppable Death Machines, Habibi, Violent Bullshit, Ken South Rock @ 285 Kent
* Eola, Gem Trails, Katrina Stonehart, Zooey (Matt of Majical Cloudz), Jerry Paper @ Silent Barn
* Bertie Blackman, Matt Duke, You Sister's Canary, Caitlin Canty @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Plastic Flowers, Psychobuildings, Bright Future, Vaudeville, Nao Katafuchi (Superfortress) @ Bowry Electric

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Foals third album, Holy Fire, is due out next month. The band recently released the video to new single "My Number" which takes your standard performance clip and spins it just a hair. You can check it out below.

TRUST just released a new single, "Heaven," with a number of remixes from the likes of Cloudland and Sir Stephen Hips. You can stream the "Heaven" single package below.

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai have scored the soundtrack to French zombie serires Les Revenants. Check out one of their creepy compositions from it below.

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

Tamaryn @ Emo's in Austin, April 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tamaryn

Royal Thunder @ Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Royal Thunder

today in NYC
* The Heavens @ Barbes
* Nass Gwana @ Zebulon
* Henry Rollins @ Joe's Pub
* Patton Oswalt @ Town Hall
* The Molecules @ The Stone
* moe. @ The Capitol Theatre
* Aziz Ansari @ Apollo Theatre
* Tea Leaf Green @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ed Osborn @ Issue Project Room
* Psychic Ills @ Knitting Factory
* Cody ChesnuTT @ Mercury Lounge
* Justin Bieber (!!!!) @ Izod Center
* Rush Midnight @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Mimosa, Curren$y @ Best Buy Theatre
* Cadence Weapon, Fat Tony @ Grasslands
* Tamaryn, Young Prisms @ Mercury Lounge
* Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Irving Plaza
* Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Dredg, The Big Sleep, Ben Henderson @ Bowery Ballroom
* Nadastrom, Sabo, Uproot Andy, Geko, Blass @ 285 Kent
* Ten Kens, Psychobuildings, Idgy Dean, Indyns @ Cake Shop
* Corrosion of Conformity, ASG, Royal Thunder @ Saint Vitus
* Metro Area, Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, Mess Kid @ Cameo
* Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, Mike Q, Rizzla @ Glasslands
* Wolfgang Gartner, PROXY!, L-Vis 1990, Popeska @ Terminal 5
* The Sic F*CKS, Blue Coupe, Andy Shernoff @ The Bowery Electric
* Lawrence Arabia, Ludwig Persik, Mercies, Eureka Birds @ Pianos
* Caged Animals, Jamaican Queens, Phone Tag, Passalacqua @ Shea Stadium
* Gross Relations, Rarechild, The Judas Knife, Image Society @ Grand Victory
* Forgetters, Radical Dads, Weird Fantasy Band, Tiny Tusks @ Death By Audio
* Girls & Boys w/ Dillon Francis, Clockwork, Baauer, Alex English @ Webster Hall
* Gold Panda, Photek, Still Live, The Rapture DJ set, Karizma, Grenier @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Omar-S, Jackmaster, Deadboy, Nick Catchdubs, Drop The Lime, Onra, Morri$, Matt Shadetek DJ set @ Public Assembly

The New York Comedy Fest is happening as we speak. Tonight includes Patton Oswalt at Town Hall and Aziz Ansari at The Apollo.

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival kicks off tonight with a few events, most notably Gold Panda and Photek at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The first of two BV-presented screening of Miami Connection happens tonight at Sunshine Cinema. It's a midnight show and tickets are still available.

BrooklynVegan presents a FREE SCREENING OF THE COMEDY at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Sunday. Meanwhile you can live-stream a Q&A Tim will be a part of in LA tonight.

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Amanda Palmer made a video for "Do It With A Rockstar," which Wayne Coyne (who worked with a naked Amanda Palmer in the Flaming Lips video for "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face") directed and appears in. Check out the expectedly ridiculous video below. And it's Amanda Palmer so it goes without saying that it's NSFW. You can read the video's backstory at Amanda's blog.

Foals have a new single, "Inhaler," and you can watch the video for that below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)
Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...

Continue reading "Bon Iver's new iTunes session, Bjork's new program at the NYPL & the full Oya & Way Out West festival lineups"

photos by Kurt Christensen

Foals @ Terminal 5
Foals

"Foals are the epitome of organized chaos. I was fortunate enough to catch them at their sold-out show at Terminal 5 (NY) with great up-and-coming kiwi band The Naked & Famous and Brooklyn's own Freelance Whales, and they blew my high expectations away. Incredible how a band can possess so much talent. Props to lead singer/guitarist Yannis Philippakis for sounding pitch-perfect, killing it on the guitar, and fueling the moshpit with his insane antics." -[Still Sound Music]
The Foals/Freelance Whales tour hit Terminal 5 in NYC last night (5/4) with opener The Naked & The Famous (who later played a show at Pianos many hours after a set by Emmy the Great). They move on to Philly tonight.

Pictures and some video from the NYC show (and Pianos) are in this post, and there's more of them below...

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photos by David Andrako

Big Audio Dynamite
Coachella

As you know, Arcade Fire played a light-up beach ball-filled headlining show on Saturday, and Odd Future made their presence known to crowd members, security and those watching Lil B, but other exciting stuff, like the reunited Big Audio Dynamite killing it (and bringing some to tears), happened too. The only unfortunate part of BAD's set was that Wire, who people keep reporting was "underattended," were on at the same time. Wire was also up against the very popular Mumford & Sons who played before Animal Collective who played before Arcade Fire.

Animal Collective got their usual mixed reaction thanks in part to their usual choice of playing whatever they want no matter how big the crowd and who's on before and after them. Anonymous | April 17, 2011 6:32 AM said, "fuck animal collective. people went to the festival to have fun [,not] to have images of cum projected for an hour while the boring drones. they had the deadest crowd i've seen on the main stage so far." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 8:25 AM basically agrees and said, "AC should have never been allowed on that stage in that time slot. The worst." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 1:33 PM says, "guys AC just sucks, this ain't no new mystery.... it's almost as if they try extra hard just to be that terrible and make the crowd feel like a bunch of tools for giving them money... They're prob just a social experiment by banksy anyway." But Anonymous | April 17, 2011 3:22 PM asks, "so AC sucks for trying to make innovative, artistically rewarding music instead of god-awful corporate college-rock like arcade fire? every song is like, the same four chords played over and over and over again."

Mumford & Sons went on after Bright Eyes who went on after Broken Social Scene who went on after Erykah Badu aka Erica Abi Wright aka Loretta Brown aka Annie aka Analog Girl in the Digital World aka Medulla Oblongata, etc. (she was great despite technical difficulties).

Erykah Badu
Coachella

Neko Case helped make the New Pornographers shine under hot sun. Empire of the Suns won best costumes of the day. Phoenix New Times says...

"Also, I suppose yesterday was the "Fuck Arizona" day at Coachella -- Jenny & Johnny, Bright Eyes and One Day as a Lion all had sets during the day. I actually saw someone wearing a Sound Strike t-shirt on Friday. Wearing that shirt to a music festival is doing about as much as de la Rocha and Oberst are collectively doing to combat SB 1070."
The third and final day of Coachella 2011 is underway and streaming on the internet as I type this. Our pictures from Friday are HERE. Check out more pictures from Saturday, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Foals at MHoW (more by Leia Jospe)
Foals

I think anyone who saw Foals at one of their NYC shows last fall (especially the nutso one Music Hall of Williamsburg) could've predicted, as I did, that next time through town they'd be at Terminal 5. And lo, it's happening: Foals will play Terminal 5 on May 4. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/21) at noon.

What you might not have guessed is that this upcoming tour, which the Terminal 5 show is part of, Foals would be playing with those purveyors of winsome folk pop, Freelance Whales. What?! Sure, Foals -- who made my #1 album of 2010 -- have a more mainstream audience now, and there are probably people out there who really like both bands...but this is one of the odder tour pairings to come along in some time. Will Freelance Whales fans stick around for the stage-diving and crowd-surfing that comes with Foals shows these days? Will Foals fans behave during the Freelance Whales set? Is this the state of touring in 2011?

These and other questions will be answered in April when the tour starts. Also along for the ride for most of the North American dates are Australian dance-pop group The Naked and Famous.

The "Deluxe Version" of 2010's Total Life Forever which dropped in the tail end of last year features a whopping 44 tracks and 5 videos via iTunes UK (only) and not only includes the album tracks, but also demos, remixes, b-sides, and videos from the record. No word on when/if the Deluxe Version will hit our shores, but until then you can checkout the tracklisting and all dates below.

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