Entries tagged with: Ghostly International
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Electronic music fans are probably familiar with San Francisco house producer Matrixxman, who's visited NYC over the past few years for shows with Teengirl Fantasy, George FitzGerald, Nosaj Thing and more. Last month, he finally put out his debut album Homesick on Ghostly. FACT liked it and wrote:
Musically, Homesick follows the thrust of Matrixxman's recent output: Detroit techno with touches of electro and industrial, along with ambient pieces that are better suited to an LP than an EP. "It's a totally different approach," he explains via Skype. "With singles and EPs, you're definitely concerned with capturing attention briefly, with more of a shock and awe approach. With the album, you get to delve into more emotional territory."Check it out for yourself -- it's streaming below.
That territory is exemplified by 'Annika's Theme', a very human moment that comes towards the end of the album; Duff tried to and succeeds at capturing a bittersweet sentiment, the dichotomy of human and machine.
Matrixxman will support the album on tour, including a return to NYC on September 10 at Verboten with Pleasurekraft and Jaceo. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
Eyehategod @ Housecore Horror Fest (more by Trent Maxwell)
Cat Power @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Xeno & Oaklander, Eraas, Azar Swan, Soviet Soviet @ 285 Kent Avenue
This is the first of two NYC shows for Brooklyn post-punks Eraas and Italian post-punks Soviet Soviet this week. The whole lineup tonight is great though, also including Brooklyn minimal synth mainstays Xeno & Oaklander, who have just teamed up with Ghostly International for their new single "Par Avion" (streaming below), and local goth-pop duo Azar Swan.
Cat Power, Nico Turner @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (2 shows)
No offense to the recent Cat Power stuff, all of which has been excellent, but sometimes we miss the intimacy of the early slowcore days, and tonight we'll get a chance to revisit that kind of intimacy when Chan Marshall plays two solo shows at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (6 PM and 10:30 PM). The early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the late one.
Smith Westerns @ Baby's All Right
Having just headlined Webster Hall, Smith Westerns sneak in a tiny show at new Williamsburg club Baby's All Right at the end of their tour. It's a midnight show and tickets are still available.
Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Chat Logs, Beech Creeps, IYEZ @ Death By Audio
Portland's Wooden Indian Burial make psychedelic garage rock, with a healthy dose of b-movie sci-fi -- there could be theremins in effect tonight. Check out their self-titled LP from 2012 below.
Man Tear, Marlene, Vaz, Kissey, Axel Boman @ Baby's All Right
You may already know that Sweden makes music (ABBA, The Cardigans, The Hives, etc) but let's be reminded tonight with a party called "Sweden Makes Music" featuring house producer Axel Boman, his DFA-signed duo Man Tear and some commercial-minded pop groups.
Kim Gordon, Jutta Koether, I.U.D. @ Issue Project Room
The second of the two-night IPR benefit honoring Kim Gordon features Kim performing two sets, each with different collaborators. One is with her Her Noise collaborator Jutta Kother, and the other is a trio set with I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing).
Wooden Shjips, Cave Woodsman @ Knitting Factory
Long-running San Francisco psych band Wooden Shjips just released their new album,Back to Land, this week and play a their second NYC show this week with likeminded tourmakes Cave.
Active Child, JMSN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The synthy Active Child is on the road supporting his new Ropor EP, and that tour brings him to NYC for two shows this week withJMSN, who did a lot of vocals on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city. This is night 2.
Violent Femmes @ Roseland Ballroom
What can you say about Violent Femmes' 1983 debut album? "Kiss Off," "Add it Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone" -- and basically every song on it -- are bonafide teen-angst classics. You may not listen to it so much anymore but go to the show and just try not to sing along.
Eyehategod, Mutilation Rites, The Communion @ Saint Vitus
Sludge metal greats Eyehategod have had tough year with the passing of original drummer Joey LaCaze, and now after a brieft stint with Dale Crover of Melvins filling in, they've announced that Joey's permanent replacement is Aaron Hill (Missing Monuments, Mountain of Wizard). Tonight they return to NYC for their first of two shows here this week. If you're going tonight, Mutilation Rites rip too, so show up early.
Soft Black, Bully, Beat Radio, Juan Wauters @ Shea Stadium
Synthpop band Soft Black headline tonight but for those going to this show, do get there early for The Beets' Juan Wauters who'll have a new solo album out on Captured Tracks in the new year.
Chromeo @ Webster Hall
An amalgam of early-'80s electro-R&B (Cameo, Rockwell, various Jacksons), Chromeo are not afraid to embrace the cheese. And if you aren't either, it's a fun time. Expect songs from their forthcoming album White Women, which features guest appearances from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Toro Y Moi, and Solange.
Chromeo (DJ Set), Brenmar @ Slake
If you wanna keep the party going, Chrome will be DJing their own afterparty at Westside club Slake.
Eli Paperboy Reed @ Union Pool
With a new album out soon, Eli Paperboy Reed will be premiering a lot of fresh material at two intimate shows at Union Pool, tonight being the first.
Black Dice, Ratking, DJ Pizza Party @ 285 Kent
This multi-genre bill brings the noise of Black Dice together with the indie rap of Ratking, for what should make for a pretty unique night. And maybe there will even be some collaborations, because as weird as this matchup is, Ratking and Eric Copeland of Black Dice have an upcoming collaborative EP CONS EP VOL. 1. coming out, which you can stream a track from below.
John Fogerty @ Beacon Theatre
This is the third night at Beacon for John Fogerty and it's a little different than the previous two -- he'll be performing Credence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory and Bayou Country in full. Tickets are still available.
Alison Moyet @ Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center
The powerhouse voice behind Yaz, Alison Moyet has returned to her electropop roots with her new album, The Minutes, but you can expect "Situation" and "Don't Go" too. Former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke will DJ beforehand.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T. @ Theater at MSG
We're not super into the headliner, but the openers on this tour, which hits the Theatre at MSG for three consecutive nights this week, are always worth seeing. Talib really needs no introduction, having been a mainstay in NYC rap since the '90s, and Big K.R.I.T. is one of the finest newer rappers keeping the dirty south alive and dirty. This is night 2.
Catz 'N Dogz, Orchard Lounge, Tone of Arc, Connie @ Output
It's Output's weekly INPUT party tonight, and these four DJs/beatmakers should have you dancing til the early morn'.
Gary Clark Jr., Alice Smith @ Apollo Theater
Gary Clark Jr. plays the kind of blues guitar that even your dad can get down with, and he'll be bringing his licks to NYC for two shows this week (both sold out). Tonight he's at the legendary Apollo and on Saturday, he'll be at the big Terminal 5.
Weekend Nachos @ ABC No Rio & No Fun Club
Chicago's Weekend Nachos whip up a storm of hardcore fury, adding bits of crust, powerviolence, and sludge to the mix, and making for some surprisingly accessible stuff. Today they play two NYC-area shows, a matinee at ABC No Rio in the LES and a night show at No Fun Club in Island Park.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov are playing The Town Hall on March 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.
Minks, about a month after CMJ, will be playing another hometown show at Mercury Lounge on November 21. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.
Electronic label Ghostly International is hosting an unofficial CMJ party featuring Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, and Contakt on October 18 at Output. Tickets for the party are available here and here.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
SVIIB @ Maxwell's 9/29/2012 (via @oliverchapoy)
School of Seven Bells just played Maxwell's on Saturday (9/29) with their Ghostly labelmates Beacon, which was part of a short East Coast tour the band were on. Now, SVIIB have a much bigger show in the NYC area lined up, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 28 with Twin Sister. From what we can tell it's a one-off show for both and tickets for the show go on sale Friday (10/5) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (10/3) at noon.
School of Seven Bells have a track on a free, downloadable rarities compilation from Ghostly International called Of Art an Artifice. SVIIB's contribution, "When You Sing (Certain Creatures Remix)," and the rest of the comp can be streamed below.
Twin Shadow in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove have been on the road together for a few weeks now, and their sold out two-night run in NYC begins tonight (9/27) at Webster Hall and continues Friday (9/28) at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg. As mentioned, you can also catch Twin Shadow DJing the official after party on Friday at Brooklyn Bowl. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, and otherwise $8 tickets are still available.
You'll also have another chance to catch Niki and the Dove in the NYC area when their tour supporting Miike Snow hits United Palace (10/19) and Wellmont Theatre (10/23). Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.
If you're going to Twin Shadow's shows this week, you won't be seeing bassist Russ Manning. As mentioned, Russ has left the band to focus on his solo project Rush Midnight. He's releasing his debut EP, +1, on October 30 via Cascine. The EP was produced by Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr. and features guest vocals on a track by Doe Paoro, who Russ has remixed in the past. You can watch the video for EP single, "The Night Was Young Enough," below.
Rush MIdnight has a few upcoming shows including one in Brooklyn this Friday (9/28) at Cameo Gallery with Splash and Rarechild (tickets) and the Ghostly/Cascine CMJ showcase at Le Baron on October 17. After that, he'll kick off a short tour in November which begins in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all Rush Midnight dates and that video are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Beacon - 'For Now'
Brooklyn duo Beacon, who play in NYC constantly (maybe you saw them with Gold Panda and Shigeto last week), have announced that they've signed to Ghostly International, making them labelmates with both Gold Panda and Shigeto. Ghostly will release the band's second EP, For Now, on October 2. It follows 2011's No Body EP, and like on that one, Beacon sound vaguely like what would happen if Coldplay made a downtempo record. You can stream the new single, "Feeling's Gone," below.
Beacon's next scheduled NYC show happens on September 12 at Glasslands for a Moodgadget (their previous label) and ISO50 showcase with Teeel, Jacob 202, Andre Obin, Starfawn, Praveen, D. Gookin, Heathered Pearls, and HeadUp (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The "Feeling's Gone" stream and the For Now tracklist are below...
San Francisco experimental musician Christopher Willits, best known for bringing together the worlds of electronic music and forward-thinking, manipulative guitar playing, will be in NYC for an A/V performance at Cameo Gallery TONIGHT (8/8). Tickets for tonight's show are available.
Willits recently recorded a collaborative album with pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (who is also a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra) called Ancient Future, which is out now on Ghostly under the name Willits + Sakamoto. You can stream that album in its entirety below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK producer Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) released a new single, "Mountain" b/w "Financial District," today (5/15) digitally via Ghostly in the US. It comes out on 7" vinyl on June 12. The artwork is above. Following in the footsteps of his excellent LP, Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda's deftly crafted headphone dance music sounds great as ever on these two new tracks. But the songs are also a slight left turn from his earlier work, subtly weaving hip hop influenced snares into his own beatwork. You can stream them both below or purchase the MP3s/pre-order the vinyl at the Ghostly webstore.
Gold Panda has a few North American club dates scheduled in between the slew of European festivals he's slated to play in the next few months. Those dates include a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on August 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/16) at noon.
All dates and streams below...
Matthew Dear at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Matthew Dear has a few shows scheduled this summer including a DJ set at the Wavefront Festival in Chicago and possibly a DJ set at Loreley Brooklyn on 5.27 (limited details exist), and in the fall he'll make his way over here for his largest headlining NYC show at Webster Hall on November 17. Tickets go on sale Friday (5/11) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (5/9) at noon. No word on whether this date is part of a larger tour yet.
All currently known dates and the video for "In The Middle (I Met You There)" featuring Jonny Pierce of The Drums off of January's Headcage EP, as well as live footage of Dear performing at Amersterdam's Bitterzoet Festival below...
photos by Katherine Feldhouse
Deastro played Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (6/10). It was the first of their two NYC appearances this week. The second is part of the Ghostly Northside show happening at Studio B tonight (6/12). Before reaching NY, the band stopped into Daytrotter to record a session. After NY, they have a bunch more dates lined up.
More pictures from Mercury Lounge below...
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Jeff Mills live @ Sullivan Room - June 6, 2009 (Lucas Cometto)
I had a great Week In Dance toward the end, but am still trying to forget about the beginning of last week. Friday night, a C-train that never arrived made me miss Holy Ghost and Moby at the last One Step Beyond of the season at the Museum of Natural History.
Saturday night was the opposite - I apparently arrived at Sullivan Room for Jeff Mills much too early. I caught the entire beginning of his set...which was very repetitive and seemed to be going nowhere for the first hour or so. You could tell he was focused in his own world, working towards creating something...but from the outside it wasn't sounding great to me. By 2:30 or so Sullivan Room was absolutely packed and so hot. I stepped out to get some air, which was the worst decision as the inside seemed even more unbearable upon returning.
Of course, right around when I re-entered is when Mills' set started to shift. Rhythms were building. Knobs were twisting. He was working the 909. Unfortunately by then I was completely done for the night...wanted to stay but couldn't do it. Some friends who arrived later stuck it out until nearly 5 - so good they didn't want to leave. C'est la vie! Sunday was great and turned the entire weekend around for me, but before I get to that, here are some options Thursday (6/11) & Friday (6/12) of this week:
DOWNLOAD: Deastro - Vermillion Plaza (MP3)
Randolph Chabot has been making albums since he was 12 years old -- now, at 22, the Detroit-based musician known as Deastro is ready for his close-up...Deastro's full-band debut, Moondagger, arrives on June 23rd, and his "Vermillion Plaza" single -- along with its B-side, a squelchy, lumbering remix by Ghostly Swim featured artist Mux Mool -- drops May 12th on Ghostly International. [says Ghostly International]That single is posted above, and in addition to that new record, Deastro recently release a free digital EP, titled Grower, which is now up on his blog.
Deastro, last in Brooklyn for the opening of Williamsburg venue Bruar Falls on March 27th, heads out on a June North American tour this summer in support of Moondagger. That includes two NYC shows. The first is at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale. The next is two days later, on Friday, June 12th, at a Northside Festival show at Studio B. That late show (happening after Sunset Rubdown, Witches and Elfin Saddle at the same venue) is Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash. Also on the bill are Lusine, Michna and DJ Mike Servino. Tickets to that gig are still on sale. Four-day fest passes, also on sale, will get you in too (capacity permitting).
Deastro also plays the Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary party happening in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday, May 23rd. The label recently followed him around for a "Ghostly Presents: Deastro" short film. You can read more about that, and watch the video, and check out all tour dates, below....
- Sunset Rubdown, Witchies & Elfin Saddle -
June 12, 6pm @ Studio B, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash w/ Lusine, Deastro, Michna & DJ Mike Servino - June 12, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Bishop Allen - June 13 @ Studio B, 6pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ninjatune showcase with Daedelus, Ghislain Poirier & Megasoid - June 13, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
As previously noted, Grouper returns to NYC this weekend. Catch the show tonight (2/13) at the New Museum with High Places. Or opt for "An Evening of Sensual Machine Music" at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday.
Wordless Music and Ghostly International co-curate a special Valentine's Day dinner concert, with music from four corners of the ambient/experimental music world. Including live sets from The Sight Below and Lusine (Ghostly/SMM), Grouper (Type Records), and pianist Michael Brofman, who will perform solo piano works by the early-20th-century inventor of ambient music, Erik Satie. Seating is extremely limited and will include a three-course pre-fixe menu by Le Poisson Rouge's celebrated house chef Idelfonso "Pons" Cordero.All Grouper and High Places dates below...
As Bill pointed out, School of Seven Bells were supposed to play a set at the Terrorbird party at Cake Shop today, but things ran late so they didn't get a chance. As also previously pointed out, the band (featuring ex-members of Secret Machines and On! Air! Library!) will be going out on tour with M83 in November. That starts in Georgia and ends in LA, but has them back home for a day on November 14th to play a show at Webster Hall.
In the meantime there is still one more (public) NYC chance to see them and that is this Saturday night (10/25) at (le) poisson rouge as part of the Ghostly CMJ showcase with Matthew Dear's Big Hands, Michna, and Mike Servito. SOSB's album Alpinisms is out now on iTunes and everywhere on October 28th. The flyer for that and all tour dates below....