Entries tagged with: Fucked Up
Photos by Ryan Muir
Ryan's official shift at the 12-hour Fucked Up show was really only 4-6, but he got there a little late and stayed much longer. John Joseph did two Cro-Mags songs with Fucked Up ("Malfunction" and "Life of My Own"). Tim Harrington sang "Over the Edge" by Underdog, "Victim in Pain" by Agnostic Front, and then moshed while someone grabbed the mic and sang Agnostic Front's "Last Warning" F'd Up played "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones twice. First with Moby singing and then later with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend singing. Moby also did "12XU" by Minor Threat and "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag. Ezra also sang "Parents" by the Descendents and a Blitz song. J. Mascis did "Chunks" by Last Rites (a song D Jr often covers) with them while Matador's Gerard was on guitar and then J. played drums while Fucked Up played "I Saw It" by Deep Wound. Fucked Up of course played lots of hardcore and punk covers on their own too, and even some originals. Pictures of it all below...
J Mascis playing w/ Fucked Up (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Danzig @ Roseland Ballroom
* Cold War Kids & AA Bondy @ Webster Hall
* NOFX & Dillinger Four @ Irving Plaza
* TV on the Radio & Telepathe @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Jamie Lidell, World Provider @ Music hall of Williamsburg
* Sunn O:))), Tony Conrad, Thou @ Knitting Factory
* Fucked Up, Vivian Girls, Fiasco @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Dirtbombs & Cinema Cinema @ Maxwell's
* Love is All, Abe Vigoda, Woods, Knyfe Hytes in Brooklyn
Today is Global Handwashing Day.
Video of Dillinger Four performing at Danbro Studios last night, below...
Video of Moby performing "Blitzkrieg Bop" with Fucked Up at the Rogan store yesterday, below...
Photos by Tim Griffin
The 12 hour Fucked Up show yesterday (10/15) was much more than just a Fucked Up show. Not only, as advertised, were there plenty of special guests over the course of the day, other bands did their own sets while F'd Up took breaks. We were there in shifts. Tim Griffin got there around 11:45pm and stayed until the 2am end. During that time the (comedian) Jeff Jensen project played, Endless Boogie played, and J Mascis returned for a second time. More pictures from that part below...
Vampire Weekend are playing a show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on December 8th. That's two days after they finish their three-night run at Terminal 5 a short drive away, via the Lincoln Tunnel, in Manhattan. Ezra Koenig ("THE GUY FROM VAMPIRE WEEKEND") will also be performing in Manhattan with Fucked Up today, Tuesday October 14th, at 8:30 pm. $25.00 tickets for the NJ show go on sale October 18th at 10 AM.
Also coming up at the Wellmont: Yo La Tengo New Years Eve
photos by Leia Jospe
Three days after they played Roseland with Of Montreal, Love is All shared a bill with Titus Andronicus and Abe Vigoda at Maxwell's in Hoboken (last night, October 13th). Next: Abe Vigoda and Love Is All (previously listed as secret guest) will share a bill AGAIN, this Wednesday in Brooklyn...
Wednesday October 15th @ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT aka AVANT FLOOR aka LLANO ESTACADOAND...Love is All
:::: ABE VIGODA
:::::::: Knyfe Hyts
:: special guests ----- LOVE IS ALL
[ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT aka AVANT FLOOR aka LLANO ESTACADO ]
NE corner of Metropolitan Ave & River St | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | doors 9:15pm | $7 | all ages
To celebrate the release of The Chemistry Of Common Life, in stores this coming Tuesday, Fucked Up will be playing live for twelve hours straight at a storefront in New York City.Fucked up are on the cover of the new NME magazine. The "shocking", and potentially unpleasant (the cover anyway) pictures (NSFW?), below...
On Tuesday, October 14, from 2PM until 2 AM, the band will be playing a twelve-hour show at the Rogan store at the corner of Bowery and Bond. Admission is free. All ages are welcome to attend, though the free alcohol will be limited to those 21 and over. Additionally, a free limited-edition 7″ of "Royal Swan" will be given away to the first batch of attendees, with a second allotment given away at a later time in the show to be announced.
Special guests will be joining the band on stage to help them through this marathon, including the Vivian Girls, John Joseph, Matt Sweeney, Chain Gang, Mobb Deep, Ryan Sawyer from Tall Firs, Jeff Jensen, David Cross, John Cale, K-Taro, Chris Doherty, E.K., DJ Chris, DJ Anarki, Michael Gira, members of the Australian Scapa Flow, Jeanne Bovet, Gods & Queens, Akon, The Edge, Ben Blackwell, Russell Simins, the Boogie, and some megastars we can't announce yet.
Fucked Up (the band) (I know you realize that is a band name by now, but just in case there's someone reading this who doesn't) asked if I would mention that they got a ton of emails requesting guestlist for the Saturday show at Santos Party House - too many to answer, SO they are putting EVERYONE that emailed on list, BUT they want people to realize they "have no control over who gets in or what the cap at the venue is tonight", aka go at your own risk and get there early. All advertised upcoming Santos events below...
"Fucked Up plays Santos Party House in Manhattan Sat Sept 20. First 40 people to email email@example.com will be able to get in thanks." [Fucked Up]
FUCKED UP played here last night:
Yeasayer & No Age play on a car-sponsored NYC roof tonight (9/13).
Lightning Bolt, Growing, Krallice + "HUGE secret guests" are playing a Todd P show in Brooklyn today. More details below...
by Black Bubblegum
Who doesn't like getting Fucked Up for free?
Fucked Up will be playing in the basement of Generation Records night, Friday, September 12th. Space is extremely limited so if you want to get in, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org now. Show will begin at 8 P.M. If you miss it, don't worry, they'll be back in town soon.
Read all about their (mis)adventures on their latest tour at their blog.
Fucked Up drops The Chemistry Of Common Life on Oct 7th. They recently posted the track "Twice Born" (above) for download. All tour dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
When was the last time you saw these two in the same room together?
So is Fucked Up really fucked up?More from that great interview, on F'd Up's blog.
Fucked Up: Great question, you are off to a fantastic start.
Did you see my mother's uncel? my grandma said he lives in canada but i think he is just a polish.
Good question - is he lost?
Is feist a real person or it's just Chan Marshall singing in canadian?
She is real - we have met her. She used to crash at our roadies apartment before she was famous. She was also in a punk band (see above, number 7). We are on the same label as Chan Marshall but the boss said we are not allowed to ever meet her because she is crazy.
I also heard you're christmas ep. I have some questions about that:
A/1 how does Nelly Furtado smell?
She did her vocal track for that session in an isolation booth and came too and from the studio in an airplane, and a limo dropped her right into the booth. So we could see her and give her instructions, but we could not smell her or really talk to her, only through a microphone.
A/2 does she snort cocain? She looks like she not but i have this idea that stars are taking all kind of drugs and drinks behind the cameras and papers just because it's so evil to con their catholic fans. I mean i bet homer simpson is a drunk child beater when the cameras don't roll.
Again, we don't know, but I could ask her next time I see her.
When Fucked Up isn't releasing an album, talking about Feist, Cat Power & Nelly Furtado, or doing interviews slagging their former label, the band is scheduling tours... like the one for this fall in the northeast and parts of the midwest. That tour includes a two night stand in NYC with Vivian Girls. The first show is October 15th at Bowery Ballroom (also with Mind Eraser) (on sale 8/8 at noon). The next one is the next night at "Harket Motel".
And in keeping with the F*** theme, F***ed up noted that they'll be traveling (on at least part of the tour) in the same vegetable oil-powered bus that the F*** Yeah Tour used on their month-long trek. F***ed Up are also playing the F*** Yeah Fest in LA. All tour dates below.
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Leia Jospe
Question: Your band has ump-teen releases this year and a googleplex of others in seven years of existence. If you are readying another release, is it really news?
Answer: It definitely is, if you consider it's only your second LP.
The band of 1000 releases is none other than T.O. hardcore dudes Fucked Up who have announced that they will release LP #2, The Chemistry Of Common Life (or "ChemCom" as the band likes to call it) on October 7th on their new label Matador Records. Both "No Epiphany" & "Royal Swan" (the MP3s above) are from ChemCom, whereas "Stress" is just for gits & shiggles. Matador will also play house with another one of those pesky Fucked Up releases - the Year Of The Pig 12" is out July 22nd. It originally reared it's ugly head over at What's Your Rupture? (though in an abbreviated, in length AND availability, form).
A new mixtape is also in the works (look for it around the same time as ChemCom) and the dudes/lady dropped a preview of it.
Currently touring Europe (dates below), lead throat-ist Pink Eyes was recently hospitalized in Calgary during night one of the Sled Island Festival (Broken Social Scene was there and so was Of Montreal) after shattering a beer glass into his head during a gig. The band was scheduled for three shows, and missed none. Pink Eyes recalled the incident on night two:
"I had to miss all of the bands I wanted to see, because I was sleeping in the hospital like a baby"In related news, ex-Fucked Up (or at least songwriter for 'em) and current (?) Cursed member Chris Colohan has left the door open to more Cursed. In contrast to his previous posting, Colohan recounted the events that lead to the turmoil during their European tour and explained that Cursed is currently "a big fat fucking question mark." Well, at least thats better than "it's over".
Cursed dropped the massive III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep on Goodfellow Records this year.
The pictures in this post are from Fucked Up's infamous performance at SUNY Purchase's Culture Shock in April. It was cut short by the police. More of those pics and all the tour dates below...
Red 7, Austin, TX - March 12, 2008
Our Wednesday day party got fucked up, or I should say DIDN'T get Fucked Up. It didn't get the Slits either as you can see from the sign we had posted at the door of Red 7 last Wednesday in Austin (March 12, 2008). At least we never advertised F'd Up (they cancelled before we designed the flyer). The Slits cancelled the night before. I didn't even know until I got there. Oh well.
As far as I know The Slits did then go on to play the rest of their SXSW shows, and they probably played all their shows since SXSW too, and they'll most likely play the three more they have to go - two of which are in the NYC area very soon. Dates below....
photos by Leia Jospe
One of the most popular late-night parties (2am start time) at SXSW this year was the Friday night (Mar 14, 2008) No Age, Fucked Up and Brutal Knights show at Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (the same place Fucked Up played last year if I remember correctly). I chose to get sleep sleep Friday night so I could get an early (and happy) start on Saturday, but Leia and Ryan both pulled all-nighters. Leia's pics are in this post .......
We, the undersigned independent record labels, wish to share our indignation regarding Rolling Stone’s November 15th pull out editorial, which featured the names of our artists in conjunction with an ad for Camel cigarettes. This editorial cartoon gives every impression of being part and parcel of the advertisement wrapped around it.That letter was sent to me on December 13th. "The feature appeared in a 40th anniversary edition of Rolling Stone magazine published Nov. 15." On December 20th, Xiu Xiu and Fucked Up filed a class action suit against Camel and Rolling Stone.
The use of an artist’s name to promote a brand or product should be done only with the artist’s explicit consent, something that was neither solicited nor obtained from the labels or bands.
When questioned, Rolling Stone has referred to the “Indie Rock Universe” pull out section as an “editorial”, but it hardly seems accidental that this editorial content is wrapped in a giant ad from R.J. Reynolds announcing their support for independent artists and labels. The idea that this was a coincidence in any way seems dubious at best. There are two other pull out sections in this same issue of Rolling Stone. Both are wrapped in advertising, but neither of these ads could be construed as part of the editorial content within.
Many of the bands named, and the labels that represent them, are very unhappy with the implication that they have any involvement with R.J. Reynolds and Camel cigarettes. We ask that Rolling Stone apologize for blurring the line between editorial and advertisement, and in doing so, implying that the bands named support the product being advertised.
Sincerely, Kill Rock Stars, Touch and Go, Skin Graft, Lovepump United, Lucky Madison, 5RC, Audio Dregs, and Fryk Beat.
On a related note, someone got me the first 40 years of Rolling Stone on DVD for Christmas. I won't complain about that. A picture of it, and the whole list of bands that Rolling Stone and Camel put in the questionable ad, below....
DOWNLOAD: Pissed Jeans - I've Still Got You (Ice Cream) (MP3)
Even though they're fun to look at, I've posted enough pictures of Fu*ked Up on this website - so even though they're the ones with the show at Europa in Brooklyn tonight (June 22, 2007), here's one instead of Pissed Jeans who have a new record out on Sub Pop - it's been a while.....
DOWNLOAD: Fucked Up - Baiting the Public (MP3)
The show was definitely much less hardcore than they one they played later that week on the pedestrian bridge, but none of their shows were as hardcore as the one where Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) got up on stage and sang with them.
F'd Up's next NYC show is opening for Art Brut at Studio B in Brooklyn on April 18th. Over the summer they're doing a tour of the U.S. that includes three NYC dates. Those tentative dates below the rest of the pictures...
DOWNLOAD: F*cked Up - Baiting the Public (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nardwuar interviews F*cked Up (MP3)
What am I supposed to do when a band name is as scandalous as F*cked Up? I don't want this website to get blocked or however that works. I don't want to censor anything either. Usually I'll just throw an asterisk in the word. Does it do anything? I have no idea. Anyway, I left it uncesored in the title - asterisks everywhere else. Hopefully that doesn't f*ck sh*t up too much.
"F*cked Up remains one of the most talked-about bands in hardcore and punk rock in both the mainstream media and underground outlets. Their brand of relentless, aggressive, yet highly melodic music has been mentioned on nearly every magazine’s top ten list of the year, regardless of the magazine’s musical preference. Punk rockers, hardcore kids and indie rockers alike all seek to obtain the band’s highly sought after releases, which are almost all on vinyl and in limited numbers." [JADE TREE]
F'd Up in London (CRED - MORE)
I found the "indie rockers alike" part funny at first, but it's so true. So many people have asked me about this Toronto band in the past month - mainly because of their upcoming shows at Mercury Lounge and SXSW - and I'm not talking about the people I would go see Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, or Scatterbrain & Ludachrist with - I mean people who you might even catch at an Andrew Bird show. It's probably because F'd Up aren't " the prototypical hardcore band. The songs on 'Hidden World' average five + minutes and have violins, acoustic guitars, samples, piano and other instrumentation." It's also probably because VICE likes them, and has released some of their stuff (some of tons of stuff).
'Hidden World' is their debut full length - out now on Jade Tree. According to their blog, they're next releasing "Year of the Pig" on What's Your Rupture - home of Love is All and caUSE co-MOTION! (more indie cred). caUSE co-MOTION! is also who they're playing with at Mercury Lounge on March 3rd. At SXSW they're playing a ton of parties including the one I'm throwing with AAM.