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Hurrray for the Riff Raff & Giraffage playing bonus sets in the tent
Outside Lands 2015
Outside Lands 2015

Like we did a week earlier at Lollapalooza, BrooklynVegan co-hosted/presented/curated the Toyota Tent inside the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco this past weekend. We already posted some pictures which included the Friday sets by Speedy Ortiz and Natalie Prass. Here are more from both of those sets and from Saturday and Sunday too.

Saturday included live set by Waters, The Drums, Classixx and Hurray for The Riff Raff whose upcoming tour includes a show at Carnegie Hall. There was also live Q&A with Django Django whose live set was a major highlight for one paper:

The London art-rock quartet came in a close second to [Kendrick] Lamar, turning in a sensational set that surely earned them hundreds (thousands?) of new fans. The group isn't all that well known in the U.S., but that will change if they keep rocking the house like they did at Outside Lands. Indeed, just plan on being head over heels for this band in, say, about a week. Grab a copy of the group's new album, "Born Under Saturn," and the transformation could happen even sooner.
On Sunday DJ Rezound (aka Jamie Granato who was also our BrooklynVegan host for the weekend) started warming up the crowd at 1pm to get the crowd ready for a Q & A with Dan Deacon at 2:00. One of the last songs he played was off the new Tame Impala record, which felt good when an audience member later asked Dan which records he had been impressed by recently and he mentioned their new one. Dan felt immediate comfort on the stage, telling the crowd he and Jamie were an improv group and asking for suggestions. Dan waxed poetic about everything from human perspective (being trapped inside a painting) to hoarding (he is self-proclaimed). Lastly, he reminded everyone to not litter on the beautiful festival grounds. Giraffage drew a crowd that spilled out of the tent and had people dancing wildly to his brand of house, trap and mash-up. Shakey Graves left everything on stage with their performance, an emotive show that had girls running past security for selfies the minute he stepped down the stairs.

Hot Chip DJing the tent
Outside Lands 2015

With 15 years and six albums behind them, Hot Chip took to the main stage with an army of synths prepared to get the audience moving with their fusion of disco, pop and hip-hop. Tracks like "I Feel Better," "One Life Stand" and "Over and Over" had the audience dancing along to the band's makeshift choreographed moves. [Billboard]
METZ stopped by the Toyota Tent for a picture, and Rezound DJ'd more while Hot Chip finished their main stage performance and walked over to our tent for their own DJ set. After a fun set of old and new classics, Alex Bleeker and The Freaks took the stage to play a set of all new material that sounded great. They were jazzed up from their performance earlier that day of Grateful Dead covers where original Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann took the stage with them on the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death (Bill has two shows coming up at MSG with actual Grateful Dead members).

More pictures from the whole weekend continue below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alex Bleeker, Giraffage & more played Outside Lands (pics)"

Outside Lands stream

The 2015 Outside Lands festival is now underway in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. If you're there, make sure to come say hi to us in the Toyota Tent. If you're not, you might be interested to know you can livestream performances on three separate channels starting at 3:30pm PT (6:30pm EST) each day (Aug 7-9) at sfoutsidelands.com/.

The actual fest schedule is HERE, and the streaming schedule is below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands this weekend: stream it live (schedule)"

Big Freedia
photo: Big Freedia in last year's Toyota Tent @ OSL (more by Wilson Lee)

Outside Lands is taking over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend with headliners Elton John, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Wilco, Tame Impala and more.

BrooklynVegan, SPIN and Stereogum are returning to the sold out festival this year with a presence in the Toyota Tent which is located in the Polo Field near the Lands End Stage. The tent is called "Sound Central" on the festival map.

OSL

Like previous years, and like at Lollapalooza last weekend, the Toyota Tent will host live performances, live Q&As and DJ sets from 1-7 PM each day. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival (For instance, Hurray for the Riff Raff play the Sutro stage at 12:20 on Saturday. You can then see them again in the Toyota tent at 5pm the same day).

BrooklynVegan's OSL representative this year will be Jamie Granato, also known as DJ Rezound and the man behind Group Tightener. Watch Jamie interview Dan Deacon and METZ on Sunday. Come see bonus performances by Natlie Prass, Speedy Ortiz, The Drums, Django Django, Shakey Graves, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker and more. Check out the full weekend schedule below....

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2015: find us in the Toyota Tent (with Dan Deacon, METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Hot Chip, Alex Bleeker & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Capitol Hill Block Party

Seattle's annual Capitol Hill Block Party returns in 2015 from July 24-26. This year's lineup includes Ratatat, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Toro y Moi, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, The Julie Ruin, Shabazz Palaces, Flatbush Zombies, Deafheaven, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lower Dens, Girlpool, Protomartyr and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

SSDD (photo by Invisible Hour)
SSDD

As always, the lineup includes a few cool local Seattle bands, and it's a good way to check out some of those bands if you're coming to the fest from out of town. One is SSDD (aka "Steal Shit Do Drugs"). They include former members of The Intelligence, The Dutchess & the Duke and more, and they just put out a new EP First Comes Money on Help Yourself Records this week. They make garage punk that's pretty catchy and clear-sounding as far as garage punk goes, but still driving and full of attitude. Stream their new EP below.

So Pitted

Another cool Seattle punk band that isn't playing Capitol Hill Block Party, but have a hometown show with Happy Diving and Never Young a few days beforehand, is So Pitted. Their latest release is this year's 1 EP, which is a little murkier and freakier than SSDD. They've had their praises sung by other Seattle bands, like Chastity Belt. They also recently played a Sub Pop-curated show with White Lung, and ended up on one of the Sub Pop staffers' year-end lists in 2014. You can stream their newest EP below and download it (name your price) here.

Continue reading "Capitol Hill Block Party includes Ratatat, TVOTR, Father John Misty, SSDD & more ++ get to Seattle early and see So Pitted"

photo: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Mad Decent

The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns this summer, and now initial lineups have been announced. Check the Block Party website for each city's specific lineup, but artists playing include Major Lazer, Diplo, Jack U, Skrillex, iLoveMakonnen, Tyler the Creator, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, Flosstradamus, Cashmere Cat, Die Antwoord, Cut Copy, Riff Raff, RL Grime, XXYYXX and more.

The NYC stops happen August 8 & 9 in Coney Island's MCU Park and have Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Gent & Jawns, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and three more TBA on day 1; and CL, Grandtheft, Jack U, Party Favor, Tyler the Creator and What So Not on day 2.

Tickets for the whole tour are on sale now. All announced artists below.

Tyler the Creator's fourth album (counting Bastard) is out now. It's called Cherry Bomb and features Kanye West, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more. You can listen below.

Continue reading "Mad Decent Block Party 2015 lineups announced (Tyler the Creator, Diplo, Skrillex, T-Pain, Vic Mensa, Cut Copy & more)"

photo: Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
OSL

Outside Lands, which happens August 7-9 in San Francisco with Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, D'Angelo, St. VIncent and more, announced its daily lineups today. Check those out below.

3-day passes are sold out, and single-day passes go on sale Thursday (4/2) at 10 AM PDT.

Continue reading "Outside Lands reveals daily 2015 lineups"

Outside Lands

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced [the] lineup for the eighth annual Outside Lands Festival. After four consecutive sold-out years, the world's only gourmet music festival that Rolling Stone hailed as "one of America's best," and the Huffington Post called "a well-rounded cultural event," will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 7 - 9, 2015. While the Eager Beaver on sale had the fastest sell-out in the history of the festival, a limited number of 3-Day General Admission and VIP regular tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 26th at 10am PDT via SFOutsideLands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department. The festival has given more than $10 million to the department since its inception.
The full lineup for this year's fest is listed, and in Funny or Die video form, below...

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Mysteryland

The first-ever US installment of electronic music festival Mysteryland took place last year at NY's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts -- the first festival to happen there since the original Woodstock. The festival returns this year on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25 with Diplo, Skream, Matthew Dear, Classixx, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Giraffage, iLoveMakonnen, Moon Boots, Psychemagik, Sweater Beats, Perseus, Goldroom, Bondax, Anna Lunoe and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Meanwhile, Giraffage plays NY much sooner. This week actually, at Output on Thursday (3/19). Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Mysteryland returning to Woodstock w/ Diplo, Matthew Dear, Skream, Classixx, more; Giraffage playing NYC this week"

Giraffage at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Giraffage

San Francisco producer Giraffage has announced that he'll release a new EP on November 18, and he'll also be touring soon. That tour includes a NYC show happening January 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with SpazzKid. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/14) at noon.

All currently known dates are listed, with a video of a recent Boiler Room set, below...

Continue reading "Giraffage releasing new EP, touring (dates)"

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Tickets for the Karen O 3-night run at McKittrick Hotel and tickets for her show at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters show at Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets for both of the BAM shows are still available.

Tickets for the FKA Twigs show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added second Ty Segall and La Luz show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the first night are still available.

Tickets for the Opeth, In Flames and Red Fang show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Atmosphere show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Method Man and Redman are playing Best Buy Theater on November 26. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. They both also play the Def Jam 30th anniversary at Barclays Center.

Tickets for the Lia Ices record release show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Buke & Gase show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Acid show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Porter Robinson, Giraffage and Lemaitre are playing Terminal 5 on October 11 & 12. Night 1 is sold out but tickets for night 2 go on sale today at noon.

and Holychild are playing Webster Hall on September 21. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Bayside, I Am The Avalanche and Seaway show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the RAC and The Knocks show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

John Joseph (Cro-Mags) and Howie Abrams (In-Effect Records, etc) have joined on for the Q&A portion of our NYC premiere of the City Gardens documentary "Riot on the Dance Floor". Tickets are still available.

Aziz Ansari, Culture Club, Joey Bada$$, KEN mode, Iggy Azalea, Har Mar Superstar, Black Flag, Taking Back Sunday and more tickets went on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Against Me! in Chicago in April (more by Jeff Ryan)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Against Me!, Tony Molina, Big Eyes @ Webster Hall
Against Me! are back this year with a new album, a new lineup, and a reinvigorated sound that's only better live than it is on the solid Transgender Dysphoria Blues. They played MHOW earlier this year and tonight they return to NYC for a show at the larger Webster Hall. Support is great too, coming from the indie pop punks Big Eyes and Weezer/Teenage Fanclub/Thin Lizzy worshipper Tony Molina.

Pictureplane, LODRO, Ought, Truthers, Bodyparts @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
rooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. This is a super-solid bill, with the big curiosity draw being Ought, who just got "Best New Music" in Pitchfork.

Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor @ BAM
David Byrne, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Dev of Blood Orange, Money Mark, Sinkane, Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) and more pay tribute to Nigerian synth-funk great William Onyeabor over two nights, this being the second. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, this has potential to be very, very cool.

MONDO! @ Cameo Gallery
New York City's longest-running indie pop party, MONDO turns 10 years old tonight. It remains your best place to dance to twee, '80s classics, Northern Soul, post-punk, cardigan pop, etc. Things are likely to be especially festive tonight. Fun starts at midnight.

Herzog, Shale Satan @ Cobra Club
Cleveland indie rockers Herzog are back with a genuinely terrific new album, Boys, that recalls the heyday of '90s college radio. This is good stuff.

Greg Proops @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of the comedian's Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World podcast. Expect arched eyebrows and much laughter.

The Juan Maclean (DJ), Nancy Whang @ Brooklyn Bowl
Juan and frequent collaborator Nancy Whang will spin house, disco and whatever else suits there fancy. They've got pretty good taste.

Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band, Something Fierce, Legendary Wings @ Cake Shop
Indie label Dirtnap Records is a general trademark of quality when it comes to things garage/punk/powerpop and tonight they're showcasing a bunch of their bands, including Canadians Sonic Avenues, and the Steve Adamyk Band.

LiveFastDie, Pampers, Foster Care, Citizen Blast Kane @ Union Pool
New Hampshire's LiveFastDie are named after a GG Allin tattoo and play a similar style of punk -- albeit tighter and with less feces. They headline what is a great night, with excellent locals Foster Care and Pampers on the bill as well.

Deerhoof, Tomaga, Awkwafina @ Le Poisson Rouge
Deerhoof's experimental noise pop always makes for a good show, and tonight they'll grace us with another one at Le Poisson Rouge.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Zach Heckendorf @ Beacon Theatre
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have a new album, 9 Dead Alive, and are currently on tour in support of it. Tonight's the last of three nights at Beacon Theatre.

Margot & The Nuclear So & So's, Empires, Kate Myers @ Bowery Ballroom
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's are back with a new album, Sling Shot to Heaven, this year which has their folky indie pop intact as ever.

CHVRCHES, The Range @ Terminal 5
Who'd have thought a year ago that Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES would get so big? Tonight's their second of three sold-out shows at Terminal 5.

Mighty Mouse, Lane 8, Alex English DJ set @ Slake
London's Mighty Mouse recently made his debut as 1/2 of Du Tonc with Van She's Matt Van Schie, but he's also a solo artist and plays on his own in NYC tonight.

Luke Temple, She Keeps Bees, Friend Roulette, Stranger Cat, DM Stith, Teletextile, Edan @ Baby's All Right
It's a very varied and interesting bill at Baby's tonight with Here We Go Magic singer Luke Temple, some Sharon Van Etten pals like She Keeps Bees and Cat Martino's electronic-tinged Stranger Cat project, DM Stith who (like Cat Martino) has played in Sufjan's band, Friend Roulette who have probably listened to a lot of Sufjan Stevens, psychedelic rapper Edan, and the avant-pop of Teletextile.

Jean Grae, JD Samson, Magnetic North & Taiyo Na @ Brooklyn Museum
It's another installment of Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays which provide "engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month, from 5 to 11 p.m." Today's includes Le Tigre/MEN member JD Samson at 7 PM and Talib Kweli collaborator Jean Grae at 8:45.

Hysterics, Ajax, God Mode, Pagan Piss, Sorrows @ Death by Audio
Olympia punks Hysterics are in town for their second of two NYC shows this weekend at DbA tonight. Their sound recalls classic hardcore (think early Black Flag) but sounds totally in the now.

Skull Defekts, PC Worship, Ornament, Zomes (DJs) @ Trans-Pecos
Though Swedish experimental rockers The Skull Defekts often count Lungish's Dnaiel Higgs as a member, they had been touring without him this time. However, for their NYC shows today and tomorrow, Daniel will be on board, making these extra special. Today's show is outside of Trans Pecos and is also a BBQ.

Giraffage, Branchez, Tanner Caldwell @ Tribeca Grand Studios
Come dance to the R&B-indebted electronic sounds of Giraffage at Tribeca Grand Studios tonight.

The Communion, Lament, Starkweather, Pyrrhon @ The Grand Victory
Get your fix of local-ish metal from Long Island's The Communion, Philly metalcore troupe Starweather, and Brooklyn tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon.

Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger @ Rough Trade NYC
Sean Lennon has made experimental, forward-thinking music in his career, but with GOASTT, he fully indulges in the family business of pop that is, for lack of a better word, Beatlesque. This show is free with purchase of their new album.

Berlin, The Cringe @ The Cutting Room
Beginning their career as kinky synthpop, Berlin morphed into superstars by the time of their megahit "Take My Breath Away." Only singer Teri Nunn remains of the original '80s lineup. Opening are The Cringe, aka "that band Rachel Ray's husband is in."

The Jesse Boykins III show at Irving Plaza tonight has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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XXYYXX at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
XXYYXX

Orlando producer XXYYXX returns to the Northeast to get the dancefloors moving at a couple shows this week, including a benefit show in NYC on Friday (2/21) at NYU's E&L Auditorium in the Kimmel Center. He'll be joined by another solid beatmaker, Giraffage, who he toured Europe and played our 2013 official BV SXSW showcase with, and UK DJ Purple. NYU students can get tickets at NYU Ticket Central now for $5 and admission is $7 at the door for the general public. Proceeds will go towards the CHILL Foundation. All XXYYXX dates are listed below.

Also at NYU this week, Ian MacKaye will be speaking about the Fugazi Live Series as part of MIAP10, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program's 10-year anniversary celebration. (the Fugazi Live Series grew out of a MIAP thesis.) That takes place on Wednesday (2/19) on the 6th floor of the Michelson Theater (721 Broadway) at 6:15 PM. It's free and open to the public. First come, first serve.

All XXYYXX dates are listed, with some streams, below...

Continue reading "XXYYXX playing shows, including NYU w/ Giraffage this Friday; Ian MacKaye speaking there on Wednesday"

photos by Autumn Andel

Atoms for Peace / Disclosure / fans
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

Giraffage kicked things off at noon during Saturday's stretch of the festival after an introduction from Noise Pop/Salty Artist Management's Chad Heimann aka Chad Salty, performing sample-driven dance music for the early crowd. Giraffage's two-girl "skate squad" roller skated around the stage, waving an American flag as Charlie dropped the bass-heavy banger "Money", leading into his remix of "Party in the USA".

Antwon cranked up the bass on the Tunnel Stage with local producer Nanosaur and rapper Sad Andy backing his punk-inspired rap songs. The Nature Boy gang performed fan favorites such as "Dark Denim", "Helicopter", and "Living Every Dream". Sad Andy did not perform "Ferragamo", despite audience requests. However, Antwon did stop the beats to lead the crowd in a singalong of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.

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Holy Ghost! performed a fun set of colorful dance rock, followed by Little Dragon on the Bridge Stage. Phantogram drew an impressive crowd to Saturday's final set on the Tunnel Stage, with the duo debuting danceable new material despite a few harsh feedback issues. Fireworks went off across the bay as the band performed. Atoms For Peace closed out the evening with a hooded Flea, and Thom Yorke singing tracks from AMOK while busting out his unique dance moves. [The Bay Bridged]

While CMJ was going down in NYC, across the country in San Francisco, the annual two-day Treasure Island Music Festival (10/19-20) returned. The first day had a mostly electronic-oriented lineup, featuring sets from Atoms for Peace, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Disclosure, Danny Brown and more. Pictures from that day are in this post, and a set of day 2 pics is on the way.

For Holy Ghost!, the festival was part of their tour which hits NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on Halloween (tickets).

For Little Dragon, it was part of their tour which hits NYC tonight (10/23) at Bowery Ballroom and Thursday (10/24) at MHOW for sold-out shows with SZA.

More Treasure Island day 1 pictures below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island 2013 day 1 in pics (Atoms for Peace, Danny Brown, Disclosure, Little Dragon, Phantogram & more)"

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Music Festival is returning in 2013 to The San Francisco Bay on October 19-20. This year's lineup includes Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM PST.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island 2013 lineup & tix announced (Atoms for Peace, Beck, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky & more)"

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Tickets for the Beck Celebrate Brooklyn! show at Prospect Park go on Beck Fan Club, Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn, and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales today at 11 AM ("BECK2013" is the password for the fan club presale). General on-sale starts Friday, May 10 at 11 AM.

As mentioned, Beck also opens the Bob Dylan/Wilco show that My Morning Jacket aren't on, and tickets are going on sale at 10 AM for those.

Jimmy Eat World are playing Central Park Summerstage on August 7. Tickets go on Summerstage Member, Jimmy Eat World Fan Club, and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales today at 11 AM (Fan Club password: "DAMAGE"). General on-sale starts Friday, May 10 at noon.

Head HERE to see other Summerstage shows happening this summer.

Tickets for the Giraffage and Mister Lies show at 285 Kent are on sale now. You can stream a new Giraffage track below.

Total Slacker, Eat Skull, Vaz, and Call of the Wild are playing 285 Kent on May 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ninjasonik are playing a video premier party The Studio at Webster Hall on May 13 with The Skins and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ladyhawke is DJing the PopGun Northside party on June 15 at Glasslands. Flying Horse DJs too. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Giraffage song stream below...

Continue reading "tix on sale: Beck, Giraffage, Mister Lies, Jimmy Eat World, Total Slacker, Eat Skull, Ninjasonik and more"

DOWNLOAD: Owl Eyes - "Closure" (Giraffage Remix) (MP3)

Giraffage at official BrooklynVegan 2013 SXSW showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Giraffage

Glitchy beatmaker Giraffage and ambient pop musician Mister Lies are teaming up for a tour of the US and Canada this June into early July. It kicks off in Mister Lies' hometown of Chicago and ends in Giraffage's hometown of San Francisco, hitting NYC in between for a show at 285 Kent on June 21. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketfly for updates.

The tour begins after Giraffage returns home from his European trek with XXYYXX. All dates are listed, along with a stream of Giraffage's brand new remix of Owl Eyes' "Closure" (also downloadable above) and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Giraffage has a new remix, touring w/ Mister Lies (dates/MP3)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Dave & Andrew Sacher

Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx / XXYYXX / The Underachievers
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013
Official BV Showcase @ Maggie Mae's, March 15th, 2013

When we weren't throwing free day parties and bridge shows at SXSW last week, we were busy throwing nighttime official showcases. On Saturday (3/16), our metal blog Invisible Oranges put on a showcase at North Door and on Friday, we put on a showcase on Maggie Mae's rooftop which was mainly hip hop and electronic with 3421, Mykki Blanco, Man Without Country, Giraffage, The Underachievers, Pictureplane, Brooke Candy, Zebra Katz, and XXYYXX. With so much rock in our day parties, we wanted to mix it up at night and had a ton of fun doing it. Bonus points for the view from venue down onto the 6th Street mayhem,.

3421, who since played NYC shows at Merc and Knit, came all the way from Israel to kick off the Friday night show with a set of their live dubstep. They were the perfect beginning for the crowd who immediately started to fill the 400-capacity room/roof as soon as doors opened, though 3421 work latenight too. That's when we saw them in Tel Aviv over the summer as part of the Jerusalem Music Conference. That time they were the last act of the night and got the drunk crowd moving with help from bombastic MC Miss Red. Miss Red was originally supposed to play with 3421 at SXSW too, but instead she watched this show from the audience (#majorbummer), With her at the show was The Bug who she was playing SXSW with instead (you can catch Miss Red & The Bug in NYC this weekend).

3421 were followed by NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, who was in his usual abrasive mode on stage, which we and the crowd were loving. Then things cooled down a bit for a shoegazey set by Wales' Man Without Country and the chill electronica of Giraffage. (He really caught our ear when he remixed Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone." Is it cool to like that song in 2013? I hope so.)

Then for the next five acts, the show was on a total high. NYC rap duo The Underachievers were totally on point and started really getting the dancing going, including a bunch of their friends on stage and Pictureplane, who was up next. Like Mykki Blanco, we've seen him at shows and parties in NYC for a while now, and it was great to see him bring his always-fun set to Austin too. He stuck around for more of the show too, and also loved Brooke Candy and Zebra Katz as much as we did. Brooke's outfit was tamer than in her video (she did have a see-through top though), but she paid more attention to her rapper side than her stripper side at the show (not a bad thing). The crowd went completely nuts for her. Frank says:

The Tumblr princess-turned-stripper-turned-rapper turned heads at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase, clad in a white fishnet top and latex peplum skirt. The Los Angeles-based rapper played a short but high-energy set, swinging her crazy long braids (and huge boobs) all over the stage. After going viral via World Star Hiphop and the internet in general, Candy has released video after video for her aggressive, sex-heavy tracks. Joined by best friend and DJ, Jesse St. John, Brooke's crowd of homo-cyber-hipster kids screamed along to every word. Hits "Das Me," "I Wanna Fuck Right Now," and "Everybody Does" dominated her 20-minute set, as she twerked in her platforms, fueling the fire that is her online presence with more and more YouTube-worthy content.
Zebra Katz and flexible collaborator Njena Reddd Foxxx played hit "Ima Read". Silly? Maybe a bit, but like the rest of their set, a total hit live.

The show wrapped up with XXYYXX and for such a young producer (he's 17!), he really knows how to get the party started. The stage filled with people a few songs into his set and everyone was just dancing and going nuts until the club pulled the plug at 2am. Frank says:

Seventeen-year-old XXYYXX headlined the Brooklyn Vegan showcase on the Maggie Mae's rooftop. Despite only recently beginning to tour, the producer was relaxed, barefoot, and very much in his element while onstage playing a combination of his signature chill-out-and-vibe beats, and more hyped up hip-hop remixes including TLC's "No Scrubs" and Waka Flocka's "Fuck This Industry." Following suit with the mellow vibe of the Orlando based producer's music, the security eased up and allowed any crowd member who was feeling it to hop onstage.
The whole show was a blast and we hope everyone who came had as much as we did.

Check out some songs played at the show in our Best of SXSW Spotify playlist. More pictures from the party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Show pics (XXYYXX, Zebra Katz, Brooke Candy, Pictureplane, Underachievers, Mykki Blanco, 3421, Giraffage, more)"

XXYYXX
XXYYXX
The Underachievers
Underachievers

The 2013 BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase (the one that isn't a metal show or a Red Cross Syria benefit) will take place on Friday, March 15 at Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX). SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).

The lineup this year, as you can see in the flyer below, leans toward the dancier side of things, with a headlining 1 AM set from Orlando downtempo artist XXYYXX, who was recently in NYC for two sold out shows at 285 Kent. Before him, there will be sets by 3421, who are bringing their live-band dubstep over to Austin all the way from Israel, a set by manic NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, electro-shoegazers Man Without Country, R&B-indebted producer Giraffage, Brainfeeder-affiliated rappers The Underachievers (whose free mixtape, Indigoism, is out now), the synth pop of Pictureplane, rapper/stripper/Grimes collaborator Brooke Candy, and finally, Zebra Katz, who you know best for "Ima Read.". Though (the show is in a week), it didn't all finally fall in place until last minute, this one was fun to put together.

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To make it even more of a party, we'll have wearable "social lighting" available courtesy of Illuminode. The lights, which people will get to try on when they walk in the door, sync with the music (first come, first served on those, but you can always grab one when someone returns theirs too).

The show begins at 8 PM and as noted above is one of three official BrooklynVegan nighttime events at SXSW, including the one the same night with Omar Souleyman, Black Lips, Deer Tick, and more; and the official BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges metal showcase on Saturday (3/16) with Pallbearer, John Baizley (Baroness), and more. We also have four days of day parties (March 13-16, full lineups coming soon!).

As is usually the case with SXSW, many of the bands on our showcase are stopping by NYC for shows before and after SXSW also. As mentioned, 3421 plays Mercury Lounge on 3/20, Man Without Country plays Pianos (tonight, 3/7) and Knitting Factory (3/9), Giraffage plays 88 Palace on 3/9 with JETS. And Mykki Blanco and Pictureplane always have stuff going on in the area too.

See you in Austin.

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by Andrew Sacher

Giraffage

San Francisco producer Giraffage (aka Charlie Yin) released his sophomore album, Needs, last week via Alpha Pup. It's the kind of album that chops and pitch-shifts R&B samples over electronic beats and ends up somewhere between chillwave, glitch pop, and the California beat scene. According to Charlie, "I went through the worst time of my life and also the best time of my life while writing the songs for this album," and you can download it (name your price) at bandcamp. "All purchases go straight towards funding [his] future musical endeavors," so if you drop a few bucks you know it'll go to a good cause. The album can also be streamed below.

Giraffage will be touring this year around the time of SXSW, and right before he heads to Austin for that, he'll stop in NYC for a show on March 9 at 88 Palace. At that show, he'll be supporting JETS (aka Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum), for whom the show is part of their expanding tour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Streams and lists of all dates for both Giraffage and JETS below...

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XXYYXX

Orlando producer XXYYXX (aka Marcel Everett) has dropped a number of releases and remixes over the past couple years, pulling from ambience, downtempo, and dubstep. Those releases include his 2012 self titled album, which you can stream below or download at bandcamp (name your price).

XXYYXX will be heading out on a tour with Teen Daze (who will be DJing at the shows) of the US and Mexico this February and March, before heading to Austin for SXSW. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show on February 21 at 285 Kent, which is now sold out, but XXYYXX has added a late show happening at the venue that same night. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now. An updated list of dates and the tour flyer are below.

XXYYXX was also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, who, in typical Nardwuar fashion, bombarded him with questions about Marcel's obscure past projects (including a hardcore band!) and gifted him with vinyl of artists he has sampled in his songs. You can watch that video, along with the list of tour dates and song streams, below.

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