Entries tagged with: Gaslamp Killer
The Gaslamp Killer on SS Coachella in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Gaslamp Killer doesn't have too much on his North American tour schedule this year, other than a few festivals like The Roots Picnic in Philly (6/1), Do Division in Chicago (6/2), and Sled Island in Calgary (6/19-22). As he makes his way east for the Roots Picnic, he'll stop off in NYC the day before for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/31). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/1) at noon.
In other Brainfeeder news, we just mentioned that Flying Lotus' rap alter-ego Captain Murphy is making his NYC debut on Tuesday (4/30) at the same Brooklyn venue for the Brainfeeder showcase which also features Erykah Badu DJing, The Underachievers, Teebs, Azizi Gibson, and PBDY (sold out). And we're also giving away tickets to the Flying Lotus/Thundercat/Ultraista shows at Terminal on 5/5 and 5/6.
All North American Gaslamp Killer dates are listed, along with the video for "Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun" from his 2012 LP, Breakthrough, below...
photos by Greg Cristman, review by Nathan Stout
Yeasayer / Warpaint / Father John Misty @ SS Coachella 2012
The S.S. Coachella cruises went down at the end of last month/year and we've been posting pictures of the one that set sail off the coast of Jamaica (12/19-23). Pictures of day 1 are HERE, day 2 HERE, and pictures of day 3 are in this post. On that day we caught Yeasayer, Black Lips, Warpaint, Father John Misty, and Gaslamp Killer. Of Black Lips, reviewer Nathan Stout writes:
I get shoved in the back so hard I almost hit my head on the microphone stand. Black Lips are belting out 'Bad Kids' and the crowd behind me is going fucking nuts! Moshing, shoving, jumping up and down; this is one of the crazier performances I have seen. It is exactly what I expected. Cole Alexander holds his guitar over his head, spits on it, then shakes his guitar until the spit falls back onto his tongue. Nasty. Dirty. Fun. Another shove. The song crescendos! Cole is running his tongue up his guitar frets in a slow sexual way. He doesn't stop playing. These guys are filthy. Fuck yeah!More pictures from day 3 are below...
Terminal 5 photos by Sachyn Mital, Villain photos by Matt McGinley
Flying Lotus @ Terminal 5, 10/7/2012
Flying Lotus wrapped up his NYC takeover on Wednesday with the Brainfeeder showcase at Villain. That showcase was headlined by The Gaslamp Killer, who was supporting his new album, Breatkthrough, and it also featured Martyn, Dorian Concept, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, and The Underachievers. FlyLo didn't play a set but he was in attendance and you can see him on stage with Gaslamp Killer, along with other pictures from the showcase, below.
The NYC takeover also featured a "Meet the Musician" event at Apple Store SoHo, a Boiler Room set, an appearance at Warp's booth at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, and a sold out headlining show at Terminal 5 on 10/7 with members of his Brainfeeder crew in tow (including opener Thundercat). Pics from the T5 show are in this post as well.
Flying Lotus will return to NYC during CMJ for a one-off at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17 with Death Grips, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Buke & Gase. That show is RSVPed out and we're not sure if they're taking any badges, but the show isn't listed on the CMJ schedule, so no promises.
With SBTRKT's show last night and FlyLo's show from Sunday, there's been no shortage of great electronic shows at Terminal 5 lately. Plus, shows coming up there include Major Lazer, Pictureplane, and Brenmar on 10/27 and Squarepusher, Bonobo, Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie on 11/1. More pics from FlyLo's T5 show and the Brainfeeder showcase at Villain are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Flying Lotus at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Flying Lotus is about to welcome his new album, Until the Quiet Comes next week (10/2) via Warp. As the album title implies, it's a "quieter" record than the maximalist Cosmogramma, but it's just as fleshed out and compelling. You can stream the album ahead of its release date at NPR. The video for "Putty Boy Strut" can be watched below.
As mentioned, FlyLo will be supporting the album with a tour that hits NYC on October 7 at Terminal 5 with Thundercat and other Brainfeeder artists. Tickets for that show are still available. That's the first date club date on his tour, but he's since revealed that the tour will kick off with a "take over" of LA and NYC surrounding that date.
In NYC, he'll appear at the Warp booth at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on October 6, where he'll be signing copies of his new album. That's free and the booth will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM. The day after the T5 show, he'll play a Red Bull Music Academy Takeover for Boiler Room NYC (10/8) with a great lineup of Questlove, Flatbush Zombies, Just Blaze, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, and The Underachievers. That show is guest list only but you can watch it live at boilerroom.tv. On October 9 he'll partake in the "Meet the Musician" series at Apple Store SoHo where he'll give a talk and also perform. That show runs from 6-8 PM and is free but space is very limited.
Lastly, he'll do two events on October 10, including the East Village Radio Takeover, where Flying Lotus and Brainfeeder artists Gaslamp Killer, Martyn, Dorian Concept, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, and The Underachievers will take over two hours of air time on East Village Radio from 2-4 PM to preview their showcase which happens later that night at new Brooklyn venue Villain (50 North 3 St). That show is also presented by the Red Bull Music Academy and features the same lineup (UPDATE: FlyLo is not confirmed) as the radio takeover plus "very special guests." No ticket info for this show at the moment.
An updated list of Flying Lotus dates and the video for "Putty Boy Strut" are below.
Brainfeeder producer Teebs, who toured earlier this year and played Santos in March, has a few upcoming shows for the remainder of this year including another in NYC which happens on November 2 at Glasslands with The Mast, Jacob 2-2, and Oddlogic. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Teebs dates are listed below.
Speaking of Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus is releasing his new album, Until the Quiet Comes, on October 2 and he just revealed the video for album track, "Putty Boy Strut." You can watch that video below.
In more Brainfeeder news, The Gaslamp Killer released his debut full length, Breakthrough, this week on the label. You can stream that entire album below via a spotify widget.
A list of all Teebs dates, the FlyLo video, and the Gaslamp Killer stream are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Gonjasufi released his excellent debut, A Sufi and a Killer, back in 2010 on Warp -- an album of shapeshifting psychedelic soul with production from The Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus. He's since followed that with a remix album, a new EP, and most recently the mini album, MU.ZZ.LE, which came out in January of this year. Gonjasufi handled some of the production himself this time around (along with Psychopop) and though having FlyLo and Gaslamp Killer behind the boards is a huge great, Gonjasufi shows that he's got studio chops as well. MU.ZZ.LE is equally weird, lo-fi, and tasteful as his debut. You can stream the entire thing below.
Gonjasufi will be in NYC for a show at Cameo Gallery on September 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's his only announced date at the moment.
Album stream is below.
Concert cruises are all the rage lately, and this is in fact real.
Indio, CA music festival Coachella continues for two weekends in April, 2013. But just because they've decided to keep the fest in Indio, doesn't mean they can't take it on a couple of cruises as well. As seen in the picture above, S.S. Coachella will set set sail off of the Bahamas from December 16-19 and off of Jamaica from December 19-23. The lineup (thus far at least) includes Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, James Murphy (DJ set), Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Killer Mike, El-P, Sleigh Bells, Father John Misty, and more.
Holy Ship sails in January too.
The Gaslamp Killer at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)
The Gaslamp Killer has a pretty light touring schedule this summer, save for a few festivals, but he'll be in NYC for a show on June 21 at Knitting Factory with "special secret guests." Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Radiohead will probably be long gone by the time June 21 rolls around, but it's at least worth noting that some of the special friends Gaslamp played with around Coachella included Thom Yorke and his Brainfeeder label boss Flying Lotus.
All dates are listed below, along with the flier for the Brooklyn show...
Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Thom Yorke @ Ace Hotel on 4/20 (via)
As I type this, Radiohead just opened their second Saturday night Coachella headlining set in a row with "Bloom". I wonder how/if their setlist will vary from last week (pics from last time HERE). We'll know soon (update: we know now).
Meanwhile, check out the video of Thom Yorke DJing the Coachella Brainfeeder party with Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs last night (4/20), along with a video of Thom dancing during GK's set, below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...
GK photos by Brook Bobbins
DOWNLOAD: Matthewdavid - "Noche Y Dia / San Raphael" (MP3)
Alpha Pup Records is hosting a monthly event at Knitting Factory Brooklyn starting with the previously announced show this Saturday (5/28) with The Gaslamp Killer, Matthewdavid, Daddy Kev, and Mux Mool. Tickets are still on sale.
Above, we have an MP3 of the track "Noche Y Dia / San Raphael" off Matthewdavid's recently released Outmind. Download it for free (and grab "Like You Mean It" if you haven't already too). The recently-released video for the same song is below.
Even more recent (released this month via his Bandcamp) is "a blue tape" which you can stream in full below. To quote the Needle Drop, "If you're looking to space out, explore textures, and contemplate life, here's your chance."
The Gaslamp Killer @ Terminal 5
The Gaslamp Killer was recently in NYC to open for A-Trak at Terminal 5. Pictures from that show (that Clipse also played) are in this post. More of them, with more dates too, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Matthewdavid - Like You Mean It (MP3)
Gaslamp Killer at LPR (more by Chris Doss)
For those of you counting at home, that makes TWO NYC dates for Gaslamp Killer, who'll also open the festivites at Terminal 5 on 4/30, alongside the turntable wizardry of A-Trak, the cocaine-storytelling of Clipse and Kid Sister as part of the Magic 8-Ball tour. Tickets are still available for that 4/30 show, but you can also try to win a pair of tickets. Details on the BrooklynVegan contest are at the bottom of this post.
Knitting Factory show opener Matthewdavid has been quickly climbing upwards in the electronic world after releasing the International EP on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label this past March. Matthewdavid (real name Matthew McQueen) tells Pitchfork that he and FlyLo, who are both part of the LA beat scene, met back in 2006 at a FlyLo gig at Low End Theory and have influenced each other's sound since. Like FlyLo and other Brainfeeder musicians, Matthewdavid creates instrumental hip hop beats with an experimental spin. He douses glitchy beats with a layer of ambience, while occasionally throwing in dubstep-y bass. He recently followed up his EP with the Outmind LP released April 19 via Brainfeeder (despite having his own label Leaving Records). The album features contributions from Flying Lotus, Niki Randa, and Dogbite. Download the track "Like You Mean It" off Outmind above.
All tour dates, the contest details and some videos are below....
A-Trak at Terminal 5 (more by Brook Bobbins)
After a pair of appearances at Coachella (as himself and as part of Duck Sauce) A-Trak will hit the road for a string of US dates with Kid Sister and The Gaslamp Killer dubbed the "Magic 8-Ball Tour". That "Magic 8-Ball" rolls into NYC on April 30th at Terminal 5. Tickets aren't listed yet. All dates are below.
Meanwhile catch A-Trak with Art Brut, White Denim, Lissy Trullie, and The Suzan at Webster Hall on March 4th, aka night one of the two night Downtown Records party that continues at Terminal 5 on March 5th with Miike Snow, Major Lazer, Santigold, DJ Mehdi and others. Webster tickets are still on sale, though Terminal 5 is sold out.
If you don't have a ticket for the Terminal 5 show, you can still catch DJ Mehdi at his own headlining date at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 4th with JDH & Dave P (Fixed). Tickets are still available.
Speaking of dance parties at Music Hall, Holy Ghost!, who opens for Cut Copy at two of their three upcoming Terminal 5 dates, will headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 29th. Tickets are still on sale.
All current tour dates and some videos below.
photos by Chris Doss
DOWNLOAD: The Gaslamp Killer + Daedelus - Impulse (Free the Robots remix) (MP3)
The Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are currently on tour with Free The Robots and Samiyam and hit Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 11/4. Pictures of that show are in this post. Did you pick up the copy of the tour only 7"? If not, you can grab one of those songs for free above.
Three of the four artists have newer releases to celebrate. The Gaslamp Killer recently dropped the Death Gate EP, which is streamable below and available for purchase at his bandcamp page. Free The Robots dropped CTRL ALT DELETE on Alpha Pup and Daedelus dropped Righteous Fists Of Harmony on Ninjatune earlier this year.
That EP stream, tour dates and more pictures are below.
There's a man behind the decks who looks somewhat like Rasputin, had Rasputin been born an Edwardian dandy. He goes by the name The Gaslamp Killer and sports a comically oversized handlebar moustache, a mop of curly hair, a long beard and a T-shirt with a large print of himself emblazoned upon it ('it's good to act as your own billboard,' he says).The "Magical Properties Tour" is underway. LA DJs/producers The Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are co-headlining dates across the country with fellow LA Flying Lotus associate and 8-bit video game inspired hip hop beatmaker Samiyam. The likeminded Teebs is currently fourth on the bill, but will be replaced by fellow Californian Free The Robots when the tour hits Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on November 4th. Note that the lineup on LPR's website is reportedly wrong - Teebs is not on the bill, and Free the Robots is.
From a tangle of equipment at the DJ booth, he starts to emit strange, hypnotic noises - stuttering beats, Oriental scales, psychedelic sound effects and horror movie samples -punctuated with touches of dubstep and drum'n'bass.
The dandy Rasputin starts leaping around, headbanging, freaking out and playing air drums to the music, sometimes getting so excited that he forgets to cue in a sound effect.
'You know that feeling when you hear that sound that drives you nuts?' he says later. 'You want to push people out of the way so you can dance to it. And I try to play songs that turn people into dancing maniacs as soon as they hear it. That's what I want to do when I hear it. I go a bit... nuts.' [Metro]
If you do hit one of the shows, make sure to also hit the merch table because their you'll find a tour-only 7" single for the song "Impulse" Side A is "Impulse" and Side B is the Free the Robots remix that you can now exclusively grab as an MP3 above. That's three of the four artists on the bill, all contributing to the one song.
All tour dates below...
"What began as a spontaneous event for friends and neighbors outside the label's Philadelphia headquarters and grew in 2 short years to the largest block party in city, the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY is nothing short of a legend. Now in the event's 3rd summer, Mad Decent has teamed with Diesel and JELLY to bring the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY magic across the country! Starting in Philadelphia and traveling to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago over 4 consecutive Saturdays from July 31st to August 21st, the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY promises banging music, carnival games, yummy food, super secret guests and all for FREE!"The NYC show will take place at South Street Seaport. More details below...
The Gaslamp Killer takes his surname from the section of San Diego that most resembles an outdoor mall. That city's best export since Kid606 has since moved up Interstate 5, scored a Low End Theory residency and, along with a cadre of cohorts like Flying Lotus and Dâm-Funk, bumped hip hop into another dimension. Originally zoning in on underground rap, his early mixes were like a single-handed attempt to resurrect the spirit of Gravediggaz. Subsequent pastiches broadened his scope, with two self-released volumes of It's A Rocky Road picking at everything from Ultimate Spinach to "Anasazi Noodle." Other joints for boutique labels like Obey are cavernous affairs, collecting stray bullets from decades of unpopular music. [Dusted]Prefuse 73 and The Gaslamp Killer are teaming up for a tour in 2010 that kicks off at Music Hall of Williamsburg (MHOW) in Brooklyn on Tuesday, January 19th. Tickets for that show go on sale today (12/11) at noon. Like RJD2 who also just announced a tour and is playing the same Brooklyn venue, Prefuse 73 will be touring as a full band. VOICEsVOICEs will play in the band and open some (or all?) of the shows too.
Before then, Prefuse 73 has one other date - opening for Umphrey's McGee at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago for New Year's Eve. All dates below...