Entries tagged with: Georgia
It's that time of year again when folks start publishing their End of Year Best-Of lists. Almost always first out of the gates is UK-based Rough Trade Shops who dropped their 100 Best Albums of 2015 list today. Coming in at #1 was Bjork's devastatingly personal Vulnicura. And here's their Top 20:
1) Bjork - VulnicuraYou can check out Rough Trade Shops full Top 100 Albums of 2015 list below...
2) Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
3) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
4) Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
5) Max Richter - From Sleep
6) Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
7) Kamasi Washington - The Epic
8) Royal Headache - High
9) Romare - Projections
10) Jamie XX - In Colour
11) John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
12) Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
13) Tame Impala - Currents
14) Nadine Shah - Fast Food
15) Wand - Golem
16) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
17) Django Django - Born Under Saturn
18) Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon
19) Georgia - S/T
20) Palma Violets - Danger in the Club
by Bill Pearis
Porches, the musical moniker of Aaron Maine, has signed to Domino who will release his new album next year. They've just released the first track, "Hour," which with pulsing bass and glassine synths, is a sultry teaser for the LP and you can stream it below.
If you need more, Porches will be playing a few CMJ shows this week, including BrooklynVegan's free Friday (10/16) day party at Baby's All Right with Car Seat Headrest and more. Here is Porches' full CMJ schedule:
Wednesday, Oct 14Porches will also be playing this year's Iceland Airwaves and a show in London. All dates are listed below...
7pm - 10pm - Georgia, Porches, Martin Courtney, Animal Collective DJ set @ Neuehouse (Domino event)
Saturday, Oct 17
5pm - Porches @ Carwash (Ad Hoc CMJ)
8:45pm - Porches @ Rubber Tracks (FADER Fort)
by Bill Pearis
John Grant released his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, last week. Made with producer John Congleton, it continues in the electro-inflected sound, but still with that '70s glam vibe Grant does so well (not to mention his wry, telling lyrics and bravado vocals). It's another great album from Grant and you can stream it via Spotify, and check out the video for "Disappointing" (featuring Tracey Thorn), below.
As mentioned, John Grant is on tour with Villagers, including a CMJ show at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday (10/17) and tickets are still available. Additionally, John Grant will play the Rough Trade Presents day show on Thursday (10/15) with Ezra Furman, Georgia, Shopping, and Hooton Tennis Club. That show is free and John's on at 5 PM.
All John Grant tour dates are listed below.
photos by PSquared; words by Bill Pearis
Hot Chip @ Baby's All Right 8/3/2015
As I walked up to Baby's All Right on Monday (8/3) there was a massive truck parked outside on Broadway. A lot of movies film right around there, so at first I thought it was for a shoot but then I wondered if this was for Hot Chip. The door guy at Baby's confirmed and it really hit me that these guys just don't play places this size anymore. (They're at Webster Hall tonight and Wednesday.) In fact I'm pretty sure they haven't played anywhere this small since their first NYC show which was at Rothko in 2005 (with Maximo Park, who was there?).
Hot Chip maybe weren't expecting quite such a small place either. The band are touring as a seven-piece, with former New Young Pony Club drummer Sarah Jones and longtime auxiliary member Rob "Grovesnor" Smoughton helping out. As we mentioned ealier today, there was so much gear onstage, there was almost no space for opener Georgia and her band to set up, so she only was able to play two songs solo with a small drum kit. They also had two mixing desks taking up up some of the floor's real estate. It was a lot of stuff.
Little of that mattered once Hot Chip hit the stage at 10 PM, and they seemed energized by being this close to their audience. Having a great new album (my favorite since The Warning) doesn't hurt either and neither does having the extremely talented Jones and Smoughton behind them. We got a 90-minute show that featured the best of the new record, plus most of the singles from their older records. It was a hitfest. Old songs got new arrangements, and the've worked out clever transitions between songs so that it was a fairly seamless show, with guitarist Al Doyle occasionally taking a moment to introduce members of the band. Highlights for me were new songs "Easy to Get" and "Started Right," which were stitched together, and the heartfelt "Alley Cats" from One Life Stand.
For the encore we got "Look at Where We Are," "Boy from School" and then a pretty great cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" which got even better when Doyle, who spent time in LCD Soundsystem, turned the song into an ad-hoc cover of "All My Friends." It was a great moment. Pictures from the night, including ones of Georgia's brief opening set, are in this post.
This was a private show for members of Jukely, a concert subscription service where you pay a monthly fee for access to select show, as well as special events like this. Hot Chip play tonight (8/4) at Webster Hall with Georgia again and then Wednesday (8/5) with Museum of Love, both of which are sold out. More pics from the Baby's show, below...
by Bill Pearis
UK artist Georgia will release her self-titled album this Friday via Domino. It's a funky, eclectic record brimming with ideas and defies easy categorization. You can stream the whole thing right now below.
Georgia is currently in NYC for a few shows this week. She opened for Hot Chip's very intimate show at Baby's All Right last night (8/3). So intimate, in fact, that with all of Hot Chip's gear there was little room to move, let alone make room for Georgia and her band's stuff. She instead played two songs solo with a small drum kit that managed to wedge in between all the other equipment on stage. you could barely see her, except when she held a drumstick aloft. She did not lack for energy, though, and the two songs definitely made me want to see more. We'll have pics from the Baby's show soon.
There are still two chances to hear more from Georgia live. She opens for Hot Chip again tonight (8/4) at Webster Hall which is sold out, but she'll be back at Baby's on Thursday (8/6) for a full show that also has Ricky Eat Acid, and The Range (who'll play after Georgia), plus Samantha Urbani on DJ duty. Originally a ticketed show, it's now free. Flyer for the show is below.
photo: Hot Chip @ Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)
Hot Chip were in NYC for last weekend's Governors Ball and have just announced a headlining show here -- they'll play Webster Hall on August 4 with new Domino signing Georgia. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at 10 AM with an artist presale starting Wednesday (6/17) at 10 AM.
by Bill Pearis
British artist Georgia is a real multi-hyphenate, a multi-intrumentalist who played drums for Kate Tempest and Kwes, and who is also a producer, singer and MC on her own. She released her debut EP last year and has since signed to Domino who will release her self-titled debut album on August 7. Her first single for the label, "Move Systems," came out earlier this year and is a good example of her approach (which is also multi-hyphenate): futuristic, hooky and melodic and an MC style that's a little closer to MIA than Tempest if we're making comparisons. You can watch the video "Move Systems" and check out new track "Be Ache" and that 2014 EP, below.
Georgia will be in NYC the week her album's released to play two shows: August 3 at Elvis Guesthouse and August 6 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (6/5) at 10 AM. After that she'll be opening for labelmates Hot Chip on a string of UK dates, and all are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
Don Devore has been involved in many projects over the years, including '90s Philly punk band Ink & Dagger (who briefly reunited in 2010/11 with Geoff Rickly on vocals) and Brooklyn psych pop band Amazing Baby (who you may remember from the MGMT/Yeasayer buzz era, and maybe saw open for either or both of those bands in NYC), as well as quite a few others.
Don's now in yet another band, Sick Feeling, who currently have a residency at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens. Sick Feeling has him back on his punk game, but it's noisier, garagier, and sounds more directly inspired by traditional hardcore than Ink & Dagger. Check out three tracks, plus a remix of one of them by Tell, below.
The Trans-Pecos residency is co-presented by Terrible Records (which is co-owned by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and features non-punk music like Solange and Empress Of) and includes upcoming shows TONIGHT (7/17) and the following Thursday (7/24). Tonight's show is with Terrible associate Dev Hynes performing a new piece, Concret 1, as well as Dutch Guts, Cassavetes and Georgia. Cities Aviv was initially billed but appears to have dropped off. Flyer for tonight's show, below.
Then next Thursday it's with Dev once again, this time as his Gayer project with collaborator/girlfriend Samantha Urbani, as well as Tell (who we mentioned above remixed a Sick Feeling track).
You can also catch Dev's main band, Blood Orange, for free in NYC at their upcoming Central Park Summerstage (8/16) show.
Sick Feeling streams below...
Lonnie Holley at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Outsider artist Lonnie Holley, who we wrote about around the time of his shows with Deerhunter and Bill Callahan and who has made fans out of (and since collaborated with) Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Cole Alexander, will return to NYC for two shows this week. First, he plays a night show on Tuesday (4/15) at Baby's All Right with no wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay (of DNA and others), and Georgia. Georgia also joins Lonnie for his set, and maybe Arto will too? Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Other Music, which will turn 20 next year, will open at 10 AM for RSD. It doesn't quite have the room for in-store performances and shopping at the same time (like at Rough Trade), so they have up to this point just booked musicians as DJs. Lonnie's set will be the one actual live performance this year though. The rest of the day is DJs and the lineup includes Pop. 1280, Com Truise, Xeno & Oaklander, Pete Swanson, Matana Roberts and more. Full schedule is listed below.
photo via Stephen Cramer
A memorial service for Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss, who passed away on July 30, went down at the 40 Watt in Athens on August 4th. Friends and family, like Jeff Mangum, Julian Koster, Robert Schneider, Bryan Poole, Jason NeSmith, Derek Almstead, and Eric Harris, gathered to tell stories and perform songs in tribute to their Elephant 6 brother...
A slide show portrayed Doss with his family, friends and performing with band members and musicians. Others captured a combination of serious and funny portraits.Watch a 12 minute clip from the Georgia event, below...
"Bill was a beautiful soul who left the world in a better state than he found it," said Jason NeSmith, lead guitarist of Casper & the Cookies. "I love him like a brother."
When a stream of performers and others who were close to Doss spoke to the gathering, they emphasized laughter, family and music.
A tearful reading of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" started the line of conversations and acoustic performances.
Robert Schneider, lead vocalist and guitarist of Apples in Stereo, recounted the time he first met Doss. [redandblack]
Blanche Blanche Blanche
Brooklyn label RVNG Intl. is taking part in Bulletin Boards, a group show curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns Gallery), at Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor) tonight (7/19). Here's what the label has to say about the show:
For this group show, each artist is granted a 3' x 4' bulletin board space. RVNG invited a select group of musicians from different points on the avant spectrum to contribute an object to be used as a percussion arranged and affixed to the bulletin board and "played" by [David] Van Tieghem.Van Teighem will be performing at the opening tonight (7/19) and there wil be DJ sets by Matt from RVNG, Matthew HIggs, and Nick Relph. Participating artists in the show include Blanche Blanche Blanche, DIamond Terrifier, Future Shuttle (in conjunction with Anna Gonick), Hiro Kone, Robert Lange (Helado Negro), Megafortress, and more. Tonight's show starts at 6 PM. More details, the flier, and the full list of participating artists is below.
This performance will be multi-tracked in high definition before the opening. We will offer the recorded performance back to the contributing musicians to "re-animate" into original piece / recordings. These recordings will be culled and assembled by Van Tieghem and RVNG / The Sound of White Columns into a limited edition album for the FRKWYS.
Speaking of Blanche Blanche Blanche, their new album, Wink With Both Eyes, came out earlier this year. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream the album in full below.
Yow and Sims of Scratch Acid,
on stage with The Jesus Lizard in 2009 (more by Timothy Griffin)
And the first U.S. Scratch Acid show has slipped out of the gate. The band will play the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on November 1st. David Wm. Sims (also of The Jesus Lizard) previously announced that the band would do a string of US dates in November and December to accompany their UK ATP appearance, so look for those shows to appear soon.
Speaking of Atlanta, they've got it good because that's also where the still-reunited Man or Astro-Man? are playing this Wednesday night (8/31). The show at the Earl, presented by Chunklet, is still on sale. It's also one of 10 scheduled dates for the Alabama band, October 15th in Athens, GA included. They are all listed below (no NY).
Speaking of Chunklet and Jesus Lizard...
Chunklet is beyond thrilled to announce the release of "The Jesus Lizard: CLUB" on 2xLP gatefold for worldwide distribution on December 6, 2011.And for something Jesus Lizard related in NYC right now, check out David Yow's art exhibit, showing now at Fuse Gallery.
This is the vinyl soundtrack to the DVD which came out in September. "CLUB" is the definitive document of the The Jesus Lizard reunited for their first American performance in over a decade at the Exit/In in Nashville in 2009.
It was a tour that was heralded the world over, with stops at festivals and clubs all over the world. Sasha Frere-Jones, writing for The New Yorker: "It may have been the only reunion show I've ever seen where I forgot almost immediately that the band hadn't played together in more than a decade."
Featuring the entire evening's performance, "The Jesus Lizard: CLUB" goes inside a fan-favorite set list of an incendiary performance from one of the greatest bands of the modern era. "CLUB" is being released as a double-LP in a gatefold jacket. A one time edition of 1,000 copies. Mail-order copies (ltd to 200) available on colored vinyl.
Man or Astro-Man? dates below...
Athens, Georgia music fans have reason to rejoice. After a fire gutted the historic Georgia Theatre in 2009, the music venue has been rebuilt and will open its doors again with an August 1st concert by legendary Athens band The Glands (they put out Patterson Hood's fourth favorite album of all time). The official celebration continues for two weeks with Chuck Leavell, RJD2, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Reptar, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and more. Check the theater's site for more info.
If you happen to live in Georgia, catch a documentary on the rebirth on TV tonight (7/26)
In related, but sad news, Athens record store Schoolkids, which happens to be owned by Ross Shapiro of the Glands, is closing (Hopefully that will leave him more time to focus on making new music!). Some Glands videos below.
A message from Danny Amis
Dear Friends...That donation button is at Danny's website, as is a list of upcoming benefit shows including the one taking place at Maxwell's in Hoboken on June 29. The Raybeats, The Individuals, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley (of Yo La Tengo), The Schramms, and Tall Lonesome Pines all will play the NJ benefit for the sick member of the instrumental surf group Los Straitjackets. Tickets for the Hoboken show are on sale. Conan O'Brien is performing at the LA one which is also still on sale.
I can't thank you enough for your generosity.
Thanks to your help, and the upcoming benefit shows,
I no longer need to stress out over my medical bills. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Cancer in 2010.
This forced me to stop working and touring.
The type of cancer I've been told I have is called
"Multiple Myeloma", cancer of the bone marrow.
I was caught off guard without insurance, but thankfully was able
to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act which
passed congress last year and for which I am eternally grateful.
Without that insurance I wouldn't have been able to get a necessary
procedure to save my life called a Stem Cell Transplant.
I underwent that procedure in May, and it seems to have been successful.
I now face a couple of months of recovery.
Your generosity has helped immensely, it's a very expensive procedure.
Unfortunately, high medical costs are something I'll have to face the rest of my life,
as this disease is incurable. I can only hope to knock it into remission for a while.
I'm going to leave this donation button up for those who still want to help.
Simply be aware that I'm not set up to accept tax-deductible donations.
Again, I can't thank you enough for your help!
Los Straitjackets go on a very long tour of their own without Amis this summer. The tour stops at City Winery on June 23 and 24 with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones. Tickets are available for both shows. It also hits Maxwell's on August 4 with Bill Kirchen. Tickets are on sale. All LS dates and benefit dates, below...
2/27/09 - Chicago, IL:Nachtmystium's statement continued below...
Nachtmystium has sad news today with a once-again recurring issue surfacing from the wake of our past. We've been forced, at the request of the promoters and the folks at Scion / Toyota, to pull out of the Scion Rock Festival, scheduled for Saturday, February 28th. This news came to us just this past Tuesday and was very disheartening to say the least. A troubling, and unjustly-applied notion that we are, or ever have been, in any way, a "Nazi" band or a political band on any level, is completely absurd and we are disgusted that there is someone out there who really believes we are of this ilk. It made it as far as the sponsors of this events desks, and now we are forced to pull out of it after some political threatening on the part of these ridiculously uneducated person/people who have caused this ruckus.
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You may have heard the news that Deerhunter are going on hiatus. Well, don't get too emotional about it, because their definition of "hiatus" is five months off of touring at the most. They're scheduled to play ATP in May, and their last show before the "hiatus" is December 8th in Spain. They're also playing a couple of hometown shows with their fellow Atlantans Black Lips on November 30th & December 5th.
Not on hiatus, Black Lips (also playing ATP) will be touring in February and March. Tickets are now on sale for shows at Bowery Ballroom on March 10th, and one the next day at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Insound is giving away a free Black Lips DVD with purchase of Good Bad Not Evil. Bomp! is selling a limited edition LP featuring music by Cole Alexander of Black Lips & Bradford Cox of Deerhunter (or get it for free). Download Atlas Sound (Bradford solo)'s latest track HERE. All known tour dates below....