Entries tagged with: Gobby
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1 - 1/11/15 (via moremorenow)
Panda Bear releases his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, this week via Domino, and yesterday he stopped by NYC's MoMA PS1 for a Boiler Room-presented show with visuals by frequent Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez. He focused mostly on the new album, but included a few from its predecessor, 2011's Tomboy, too. Boiler Room has an archived video streaming on loop, which you can watch below.
Panda Bear's been gradually premiering tracks from the album on different radio stations around the world, and if you haven't found yourself a full listen yet, you can check some of those stations for archives. It's a great album, different from all his others but still within the electronic/psychedelic pop realm of his last two. Like Tomboy, it's more song-oriented than Person Pitch, but the songs are also clearer and bigger here than on Tomboy. "Sequential Circuits" (listen at BBC at the 1 hour, 23 min mark) is a beautiful opener, with chord changes that sound both unconventional and genuinely uplifting. Another immediate highlight is "Tropic of Cancer" (listen at FBi Radio), a "God Only Knows"-type ballad but based more on the "Hallelujah" chord progression. Elsewhere, there's the head-knocking "Crosswords," the ambient pop of "Lonely Wanderer," the weirder, grimier "Boys Latin," the bouncy avant-pop of "Selfish Gene," and plenty more strangely melodic sounds. Check out those streams linked above, and watch the videos for two other tracks below.
Also in honor of the new album, Panda Bear made a FACT mix which includes 13th Floor Elevators, Aphex Twin, Andy Stott, Gobby and more. You can stream that, with the tracklist, below as well.
...From there the record follows a bumpy trajectory as our hero comes to terms with his loss, utilising the tried-and-tested signs and sounds of heartbreak - acoustic guitars, lapping waves, gushing strings - to express his pain. But the mood is constantly sullied by interruptions from the outside world - mumbled voicemail messages, snippets of movie dialogue, smashing glass. The glass, that classic grime sound signifying nihilistic abandon, is here followed up by wailing car alarms - the broken window has consequences, and consequences are what The Redeemer is dealing with. [FACT]The above quote is from FACT's review of Dean Blunt's acclaimed 2013 solo album on Hippos in Tanks, The Redeemer, which had followed his also-acclaimed 2012 collaboration with Inga Copeland (with whom he makes up the duo Hype Williams), Black Is Beautiful, on Hyperdub. Now Dean Blunt has signed to the larger Rough Trade label, and he'll release his new album, Black Metal, on November 4. Its first single, "50 Cent," is out now and can be streamed below. Tracklist, including song titles like "Punk," "Country," "Mersh," and "Blow," also below.
Dean Blunt also has a tour coming up which is mostly in Europe but also includes US dates in NYC and LA. The NYC show happens November 6 at The Studio at Webster Hall with strong local support from Gobby. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the tracklist and song stream, below...
Teengirl Fantasy on a boat in 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
DAYLIGHT is a two-day festival happening at Greenpoint's Europa on Friday and Saturday (August 15 & 16) featuring such acts as Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Excepter, DJ Dog Dick, Co La, Profligate, Dope Body, Gobby, Eartheater and lots more. Tickets (either individual days or a two-day pass) are on sale. It's a collaboration between HOSS records (home of DJ Dog Dick, Ric Rab) and Break World, a brand new label. To tell us a little more about the party fest, here's Edaan from Break World:
We met Hoss when my partner at the label, Ben Pittard, hit up Brad (owner of Hoss Records, and mindfucker at Mexcellent and R. Mexico) as well as Max Eisenberg (DJ Dog Dick) about playing a show at our local and beloved club, The Nightlight with my band Bonglestar and our friends Archeali. Everyone really loved everyone's set and we hung out, and everything just felt right and realized how close all our tastes were. I loved Hoss artists like Rick Rab, Dope Body, Ecstatic Sunshine, Excepter, obviously Dog Dick, and dug into some stuff I hadn't heard like Sadaf, Shams, and it was all some pretty next level shit! So it just kinda made sense to try to collaborate with these guys, so I hit them up about co-hosing a party with us, that would also act as our launch.Check out Friday and Saturday's DAYLIGHT lineup and the fest's flyer below.
That party soon turned into a sort of festival ... crazy two-day party. We got Hoss artists, upcoming Break World Artists (tbd), and a bunch inbetween that we both just dug a whole lot.
by Andrew Sacher
There's never a lack of good electronic shows coming up in NYC. Here's a few highlights...
To start, here's some at new-ish Williamsburg dance club Verboten. Hip hop producer Nosaj Thing teams up with Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman for a show at Verboten tonight (6/6). Tickets are available. Martyn is releasing a new album, The Air Between Words, on his new label home of Ninja Tune (he was previously on Brainfeeder) on June 16. The album features his Four Tet collaboration and a collab with former Hype Williams singer (Inga) Copeland, "Love of Pleasure," which you can stream below. That album was prefaced with the Forgiveness EP which came out this week, and Martyn also released a Live at BBC video this week which you can watch below. Martyn and Matrixxman join forces in NYC again this summer for Warm Up.
Pop-house revivalist Moon Boots returns to Verboten on June 12 with his French Express labelmate Perseus and Plastic Plates. He just dropped another typically great single, "Whatever You Need," which you can stream below. Tickets for the show are on sale.
UK house producer/remixer Maya Jane Coles, who recently remixed Booka Shade's "Love Drug" (ft. ex-Azari & III member Fritz Helder), plays with George Fitzgerald and Alex Arnout at Verboten on June 20 (tickets). George also plays the same Warm Up as Martyn and Matrixxman.
DFA's The Juan Maclean hits Verboten on June 26. No other acts billed at the moment, but tickets are on sale.
Moving on to another Williamsburg dance club, Output, where UK hip hop/house producer Star Slinger plays on June 19. You can grab tix.
FIXED also have a couple parties at Output coming up, including one Sunday (6/8) on the venue's roof with a DJ set from NYC duo Blondes (tickets), and another one with veteran DJ/M83 collaborator Ewan Pearson on June 12 (tickets).
London house producer Medlar, who broke through in 2011 with his "Terrell" single, makes his US debut at another FIXED party at Cameo on July 18. Tickets for that one are on sale. Watch the video for "Terrell" below.
In other news, the Night Slugs label celebrates its 6th birthday on June 27 at 88 Palace with many of the usual suspects, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Dunn and RP Boo (who has an Adult Swim single coming soon). Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Another good show happens at that venue the next night (6/28) with Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke and Aquarian (tickets).
Speaking of electronic label anniversaries, UNO throws their UNOversary this year on June 14 at Cameo, which doubles as a Northside showcase. CFCF, Aquarian, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo and Feral are all on the bill. Tickets are on sale and you can also try getting in with your Northside badge.
Veteran Philly DJ King Britt is releasing his first full length as his Fhloston Paradigm alias, The Phoenix, on June 9 via Hyperdub (stream some very promising clips). He'll be in NYC to celebrate that release on July 7 at Cielo where he'll play a special DJ set and a live sci-fi set. Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11 PM with eflyer, $12 with eflyer after 11 PM, and $20 without eflyer.
And don't forget tonight you can also catch James Blake DJing Output, which is sold out but a few tickets will be available at the door.
Of course those are just a few of the upcoming electronic shows in NYC. What did we miss? All mentioned streams and videos below...
by Andrew Sacher
DC producer Lindsay Lowend, a member of Kastle's Symbols label, was one of the many electronic artists announced for Lollapalooza this week. Whether or not you had plans to attend that festival though, you can catch him in NYC TONIGHT (3/28) at new-ish club Slake (251 W 31 St, formerly Rebel). Joining him at that show is UK house/garage/pop producer Shift K3Y and Cameron Kush. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Lindsay Lowend recently released the Wind Fish EP and remixed Anamanguchi's "Prom Night." Stream those, with Shift K3Y's recent track "Touch," below.
Speaking of UK house/garage/pop, London duo Gorgon City operate in that realm as well. They're planning on releasing their debut album on Virgin / EMI this year, but ahead of that they put out the single "Ready For Your Love" with vocals from Duke Dumont/Rudimental collaborator MNEK. You can check out the video for that below. (You also may remember they produced a recent Klaxons single.) They hit NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (3/29) with Kidnap Kid and Jonas Rathsman. Tickets are available.
Rhode Island IDM wizard The Range is also at Glasslands on Saturday.
Other dance stuff is coming up in NYC later in the year too. Detroit house producer Omar-S, still playing shows behind last year's impressive Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, returns to NYC to hit Glasslands on April 19 with Jay Simon and Steve Summers. Tickets are on sale.
UK IDM master James Holden, still going strong off last year's excellent The Inheritors, plays a Bunker party at Output on April 26 with Bryan Kasenic, Timothy J Fairplay and Mike Servito. Tix available.
Another UK producer Clark brings his new Phosphor live show to NYC on May 2 at Glasslands with great local support from Octo Octa and Ital. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Check out the Phosphor trailer below and stay tuned for more dates.
London's Mighty Mouse, who we last spoke about when his duo with Van She's Matt Van Schie Du Tonc made their NYC debut, plays a solo set at Slake on May 3 with Lane 8 and Alex English. Tickets are on sale.
Dutch dubstepper Martyn returns to NYC on April 3 at Output for the venue's weekly INPUT party with Leon Vynehall and Matrixxman. Tickets, including access to Bloody Mary and Carlos Alkalina in the venue's Panther Room, are available.
UK duo Psychemagik and NYC/Paris musician Joakim will team up for a FIXED party at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15 which doubles as Joakim's Tropics of Love album release party. FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P are on the bill, and tickets are on sale now.
Less than two weeks later, FIXED throws another party at Cameo on 5/23 with Benoit & Sergio and JDH. You can get tix for that as well.
Previously announced dance options in NYC include The Orb w/ Blondes, Actress, Tycho, Shlohmo, Cajmere, Kastle, Jacques Greene, Duke Dumont, Rone, Odesza, Flume, RL Grime, Hudson Mohawke at Webster Hall (5/28) as part of Red Bull Music Academy (tickets), and more.
Of course those are just a few of the upcoming dance options in NYC. What else?
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Rough Trade NYC
No disrespect to the TPOBPAH line-up that made the band's first two albums, but the all new version of band Kip Berman has put together -- including Drew Citron of Beverly, Jen Goma of ASDIG, and Dream Diary's Jacob Danish Sloan -- are seriously talented. And the Pains were never this much fun before. New record's really good, too.
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, La Femme, Midnight Masses @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, Trail of Dead are touring their classic 2002 album Source Codes and Tags. If you're going tonight, get there in time to see French band La Femme (a weird double bill, admittedly).
Walter Martin (of The Walkmen), Wesley Stace, Sam Lipyste @ Housing Works
Of the many Walkmen offshoots following the band's hiatus, Walter Martin is the only member currently making a children's album. He'll talk about it -- and play some songs -- at this event titled "Rock and Roll: An Infantile Business" that also features Wesley Stace and author Sam Lipsyte
Jamie xx, John Talabot @ Verboten
In the midst of The xx's ongoing residency at Park Avenue Armory, producer Jamie xx takes a break tonight for a show at Williamsburg's newly-opened dance club Verboten. Joining him is Barcelona's John Talabot, making for a very solid double bill.
Whores, Fight Amp, No Way, Creepoid @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty diversely stacked bill with heavy noise rockers Whores, sludge metalliers Fight Amp, slowcore devotees Creepoid, and more.
Psalm Zero, Pyrrhon, Stern, Penchant @ Trans Pecos
Psalm Zero (featuring members of Castevet, Extra Life, etc) makes a killer blend of experimental metal and industrial, and tonight they'll be joined by technical death metallers Pyrrhon (whose Doug Moore is a BV contributor), making for a very solid double bill.
Choke Up, Lee Corey Oswald, Wicca Phase, The Laurels @ Suburbia
Portland, OR's Lee Corey Oswald make kind of folky punk but aren't exactly "folk punk." Tonight they bring their tour with the relatively likeminded Choke Up to Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia.
Outer Space, Radio People, Antenes @ Baby's All Right
When John Elliott isn't playing in Emeralds, he's making equally weird music with his Outer Space project, and you can catch him performing said weird music at Baby's All Right tonight.
San Fermin, Ensemble LPR @ BRIC House
San Fermin is led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone (who's worked with Nico Muhly on arrangements for Sufjan, The National and others), and he's currently joined by Allen Tate and Rae Cassidy on lead vocals at live shows to create layered chamber pop that should appeal to fans of the work he and Muhly have done for those other artists.
Tigerdare, Free Time, Icewater, Chase King @ Shea Stadium
Tigerdare celebrates the release of their new EP, Wires Over, Wires In, tonight with some quality openers: Aussie expats Free Time and Icewater (who are also Eleanor Friedberger's backing band).
SETH, Rioux, Spirit Guide, Headaches, Kashaka @ Silent Barn
SETH is the collaborative project between UNO associates James K and Gobby, who make some pretty interesting stuff together. Tonight they'll headline this 'Connect' party which, among others, features 'Connect' regular Rioux, whose psychedelic dance music is a welcome regular in NYC clubs lately.
Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond kicks off his new show, The Drift, at Joe's Pub tonight. The show "creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -either in her mind, in couture or in bed." He does it again tomorrow, and on 4/10 & 4/11.
Lindsay Lowend, Shift K3y, Cameron Kush @ Slake
Tonight's late show at Slake (10 PM) will be a dancey one with Lindsay Lowend (who's part of Lollapalooza's newly-announced lineup), UK producer Shift K3Y, and more.
DJ Sticky Dojah, STRNGRS, Hunters & Runners, Owel, Tomboy, Agita
A few local-ish bands on this bill, including NJ's Owel who mix pretty, slightly technical emo with atmospheric alt-rock.
Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
The long-lived NYC venue Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in early April, but before then it will go out with seven Lady Gaga shows, this being the first.
The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.
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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by Andrew Sacher
UK IDM producer Patten recently signed to Warp, who put out his EOLIAN INSTATE EP back in November, and are planning to release his next full length album, ESTOILE NAIANT, on February 24. For the album, Patten worked on visual collaborations with director Jane Eastlight, and one of the results of that is the video for the atmospheric downtempo first single, "Drift," which can be watched, along with the album's tracklist, below.
Patten has a few dates coming up, including two in NYC this week. First he plays Output's Panther Room TONIGHT (1/9) for the venue's weekly INPUT party. Tonight's show is billed as a "DJ/re-edit" set and also includes Software-signed minimalist Huerco S. and UNO-signed Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby. Tickets for tonight's show are available here and here.
After that, Patten will make the North American debut of his A/V show at Joe's Pub on Saturday (1/11). The show is part of the APAP conference and also includes Red Baraat and Metal Tongues. Tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the video and tracklist, below...
Le1f at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Future-rapper Le1f, who just joined his pal Blood Orange at 285 Kent last week (11/15), will be over in Australia this December for a couple festivals, including Slanted and Enchanted and Meredith Music Fest. But upon returning home, he'll do a NYC show just before the new year at Brooklyn Bowl on December 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and special guests TBA. It's his only announced US date at the moment.
Le1f also appears, along with likeminded rapper Mykki Blanco, on UNO-affiliated R&B singer Ian Isiah's new mixtape, The Love Champion. Production on the tape comes from Brenmar, Gobby, Sinjin Hawke, Royal, ShyGuy, and Boody. You can stream it in full below, and download it for free (legally) at Mediafire.
Mykki Blanco also plays a New Year's Eve show in NYC with "friends."
by Andrew Sacher
Abstract rapper Beans (who is no longer in Anti-Pop Consortium) and hip hop producer Mux Mool have teamed up as the collaborative project Knifefight, who will release their self titled EP next week (9/3) via Anticon. Cities Aviv, Kool AD, and Sub Con also contribute to the EP. From listening to its single, "Feel Me," it's a collaboration that sounds as good in real life as it does on paper. That track makes its premiere in this post, and can be streamed, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
Beans will be celebrating the release of the new EP at Glasslands (9/3) on the day of its release with Pegasus Warning, Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby, CX Kidtronik and The Juggs. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Song stream, artwork and tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Fortune Howl - "Interzone Export" (MP3)
XXYYXX at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Young upstart producer XXYYXX will be touring this summer, and as discussed, that tour brings him to NYC for two shows this week. The first happens on Friday (7/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Chrome Sparks (live), Fortune Howl, and DJ True Panther Sounds. That show is totally sold out, but if you weren't able to get tickets, we're giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
The next day, XXYYXX will head to Long Island City for this week's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (7/13) with MK, Ryan Hemsworth,
Bondax, Gobby, and James K, making for a great all around bill. Tickets for this Saturday's Warm Up are still available.
UPDATE: Pete Swanson replaced Bondax on the lineup.
If you want to keep the fun going all the way to 4 AM on Saturday after Warm Up, head to Tribeca Grand Hotel, where Ryan Hemsworth and a few others will be DJing all night (tickets). Flyer below.
XXYYXX made the mix for this week's Warm Up, and it includes tracks by Ellen Allien, Floating Points, Holly Herndon, Lapalux, Thundercat, Janet Jackson ft. Nelly, and more, in addition to a new XXYYXX song. You can stream that mix and check out the full tracklist, via FADER, below.
XXYYXX was also just added as the opener to many dates on the previously discussed CHVRCHES tour, including the NYC show on September 22 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available. After the run with CHVRCHES ends, XXYYXX will head to Austin for the just-announced Fun Fun Fun Fest. All of his tour dates are listed below.
Also in XXYYXX's mix is a new track from his Relief in Abstract labelmate/fellow Orlando resident Fortune Howl (who also opens the MHOW show). The track, titled "Interzone Export," is off of his upcoming new album, Earthbound, which is due out on July 30 via Relief in Abstract. Unlike XXYYXX, who makes future garage dancefloor bangers, Fortune Howl focuses more on songwriting and this new track sees his post-Panda Bear vocals awash in glitchy folktronica and psychedelia. We've got the MP3 downloadable above, or you can also stream it below.
All dates are listed, along with all song streams, contest details, and flyer for the Ryan Hemsworth party, below...
by Andrew Sacher
XXYYXX at BV-SXSW 2013 showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Exciting young Beyonce/TLC/Alt-J/etc-sampling electronic musician XXYYXX has a few dates scheduled this summer, and will be coming to NYC for the Warm Up summer concert series at MoMA PS1. As mentioned, he plays on July 13 with a great lineup of Ryan Hemsworth, Bondax, MK, Gobby, and James K.
The day before Warm Up, XXYYXX will be in Brooklyn for a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/12) with Chrome Sparks (live), Fortune Howl, and DJ True Panther Sounds. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/7) at noon. XXYYXX's 2012 self titled debut LP is great for the headphones, but he's a hell of a dancefloor commander too. So if that's your kind of thing, these NYC shows are not to be missed. A full stream of his LP is below.
Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale today (6/5) at noon. Other artists playing the series (which runs from June 29 to September 7) include Majical Cloudz, Liars, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, J. Cole, Juan Atkins, Jon Hopkins, and many more.
All XXYYXX dates are listed, along with the LP stream and a video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, whose already blessed us with some solid EPs, singles and remixes, has just put out another EP today (5/23) called Still Awake. The new EP contains 6 of his brightest sounding tracks and veers more towards chillwave than his usual forte of cloud rap. It's also got a bonus track, which is a remix one of the EP tracks, and you can download the entire thing for free. It can also be streamed in its entirety below.
Ryan Hemsworth, who was just in NYC for Downtown Fest, is part of the just-announced Warm Up at MoMA PS1 lineup, which goes down this summer. He plays on July 13 with MK (aka Detroit producer Mark Kinchen, who had two '90s hits with singer Alana Simon, "Always" and "Love Changes"), exciting young Orlando producer XXYYXX, UK duo Bondax, UNO-signed producer Gobby (who just played with Majical Cloudz), and James K. Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale June 5 at noon.
Ryan also plays Camp Bisco the same weekend as his Warm Up show. EP stream below...
Warm Up 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
The annual Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this year every Saturday from June 29 through September 7. As usual, they've booked an excellent lineup of forward-thinking electronic music, hip hop, and other related genres.
Artists playing this year include Majical Cloudz (who just played NYC and will play Northside), XXYYXX, Ryan Hemsworth, Liars (live), Kode9, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Caribou (DJ), Empress Of, J. Cole, World's Fair, IO Echo (live), Julio Bashmore, Ben UFO, Gobby, Kelela, Juan Atkins, A Guy Called Gerald, Pional, Kim Ann Foxman, Jon Hopkins, King Britt and tons of other names.
Advance tickets for each day will go on sale Wednesday, June 5 at noon via MoMAPS1.org. Full 2013 schedule below...
photos by Jonathon Bernstein
"GRIMES SHOWED UP AT MAJICAL CLOUDZ's RELEASE PARTY FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF" - Max Kerr
Montreal duo Majical Cloudz have been on a tour with Youth Lagoon, which hit the NYC-area twice earlier this month, and this week they took a couple days off from that tour to return to NYC for their own separate events. On Monday (5/20), the guys went to Manhattan record store Other Music for an in-store performance, and that night they met up with their pal Claire Boucher (aka Grimes, who featured Majical Cloudz on her song, "Nightmusic") to hit up a karaoke bar on the LES. While there, Majical Cloudz's Devon Welsh sang Limp Bizkit's "Nookie," though Claire was too shy to sing anything. Devon's bandmate (who doesn't sing in Majical Cloudz) Matt Otto did Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," which apparently is becoming a thing for indie people these days.
Then, the next night (5/21) Majical Cloudz headed to Brooklyn to play a release party for their new album, Impersonator, which was released via Matador that same day. NYC producer Gobby opened that show with a full-band set, and the advertised "SPECIAL GUEST!" turned out to be none other than Grimes doing a DJ set. Pictures from the Glasslands show are in this post.
As mentioned, Majical Cloudz will be back in NYC yet again for the Northside Festival, where they will play a Pitchfork show at Saint Vitus on June 13 with Kim Gordon's Body/Head duo (who recently played RBMA), Foreplay, and a "Special Guest." Grimes again???? Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your Northside Badge.
More pictures and some videos from Glasslands below...
photos by Jonathan Bernstein
Beacon at Mercury Lounge - 5/4/13
Brooklyn electronic pop duo Beacon released their new album, The Ways We Separate, last week (4/30) and celebrated it with a release show on Saturday (5/4) at Mercury Lounge, a one-off before their mini spring tour, which begins later this month. Support at the show came from Braille (aka Praveen Sharma aka 1/2 of Sepalcure) and Montreal's Solar Year. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Solar Year next plays NYC as an opener for the previously discussed Actress show at Cameo on June 6. That show is also with Gobby, who you can see sooner opening for Majical Cloudz at Glasslands (5/21) (tickets) and at UNO's free Red Bull Music Academy showcase on May 28 at Le Baron. Tickets for the Actress, Solar Year, Gobby show at Cameo are still available.
More pictures from Mercury Lounge, a stream of "Drive" from Beacon's new LP, and a list of all remaining dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Gobby - "Tonedefff" (MP3)
Majical Cloudz at Von in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, romantic Montreal duo Majical Cloudz are on a tour of North America with Youth Lagoon this year, which hits NYC for sold out shows on May 6 at Maxwell's and on May 9 for the BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Bell House. Fortunately, you'll still have a chance to see them, because before they head home, they'll play their own NYC show on May 21 at Glasslands with support from Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Majical Cloudz's debut album, Impersonator, comes out on May 21 via Matador. You've already heard the first single, "Childhood's End" (which you can stream below), and they've just revealed another track from the album. The new one's a piano ballad called "Bugs Don't Buzz" and you can listen to it over at Pitchfork.
Gobby just put a new song out too. It's a grimy, instrumental hip hop cut called "Tonedefff" which you can download above or stream below. He has other upcoming local shows, including a Red Bull Music Academy show on May 28 at Le Baron. That one's an UNO label showcase which also features SFV Acid, Fur, Kuhrye-oo & Isiah, fLako, Pick A Piper, Shadowbox, Lavina Yelb, and Kraftmatiks, and it's totally free. After that, he opens for Actress at Cameo on June 6 with Solar Year. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated Majical Cloudz dates are listed, along with all song streams, below...
DOWNLOAD: Tiger & Woods - "A Golden Bear mix" (MP3)
Tiger & Woods at Movement 2012 (via Sidewalk Hustle)
Production duo Tiger & Woods will be in NYC TONIGHT (4/26) at Highline Ballroom for a FIXED + Let's Play House party with The Dead Rose Music Company, Canyons, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can download the duo's brand new mix, "A Golden Bear mix," at the top of this post, or stream it below.
FIXED is also throwing a party at Highline Ballroom on May 31 with Verboten which features sets from Azari & III and Jozif. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
They've also got one happening on June 28 at Glasslands with a live set by Du Tonc and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
French house DJ Fred Falke, who released the funky Part IV back in 2011, will come to Williamsburg dance club Output on May 2 for an 'Input' party with Foals (DJ), Chrome Sparks and Jorge Bonjour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Trus'me at Mutek 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Neon Indian will also be DJing an 'Input' party at Output (5/9) the following week. The rest of that lineup includes UK producer Trus'me (whose new album, Treat Me Right, can be streamed at XLR8R), Optimo, and Tanner Caldwell. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Actress, whose very good R.I.P. LP came out last year, was supposed to play Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn a few months after its release, but never made it here. Now he's planning on returning to the venue on June 6 for a show with Gobby and Solar Year. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Dave Harrington (of Nicolas Jaar's live band and their collaborative project, Darkside) will also be playing a Cameo show on May 25. Benoit and Sergio are on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
As mentioned, The Presets and Dragonette are going on a tour this year which hits NYC on May 8 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, LA dance duo Classixx have been added to that tour. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show are still available.
After that tour ends, Classixx will play their own show in NYC on June 15 at Le Poisson Rouge with Headband and Hooligan. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Classixx's new album, Hanging Gardens, will be out on May 14 via Innovative Leisure, and the duo have recently revealed one of its tracks, "All You're Waiting For," which features vocals from DFA's Nancy Whang (who they've played with before). You can stream that, along with two other album tracks, "Borderline" (ft. Jesse Kivel of Kisses) and "Holding On," below.
French producer Onra, who released the Deep in the Night EP on Fool's Gold last year, will be coming to NYC for a show on May 21 at Le Poisson Rouge before heading to Montreal for Mutek. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now.
Brooklyn disco collective Midnight Magic will play a hometown show on May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Slow Knights and Spank DJs Sean B and Will Automagic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Germany's Ellen Allien, who put a new album out this year, will return to NYC for a show on May 24 at a TBA location. The bill also includes Camea, Thomas Muller, and Safety Scissors. Tickets are on sale now and you can find out the location by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another secret dance show is happening in NYC on July 26 with Tiga, Martyn, and Bordello. This one's a Blkmarket show, and tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for info on the location.
Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Brooklyn dance party Mister Sunday Night will be returning to Gowanus Grove this summer for weekly parties beginning May 12. More details and ticket info at their website.
Of course these are only a few of the upcoming dance shows in NYC. We've also recently mentioned shows by Nina Kraviz, Emika, Disclosure & TNGHT, and The Field. Plus, the Mad Decent Block Party is coming up, and there's going to be tons of dance music during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC onslaught, which happens from April 28 to May 31. What else?
Classixx song streams, the Tiger & Woods mix, and Actress show flyer below...
Sharon Van Etten @ Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Spank @ UCB
* Schoolboy Q @ S.O.B.'s
* Andy Kozar @ The Stone
* Regional De NY @ Barbes
* Dave Nelson @ The Stone
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mavrothi Kontanis @ Barbes
* Slavic Soul Party @ Joe's Pub
* Ra Ra Riot @ Apple Store Soho
* 24 Hour Party People @ Videology
* Com Truise, Alex English @ WIP
* Gobby, Tezeo, DJ Tony Lowe @ Glasslands
* Mason Jennings, Charlie Mars @ City Winery
* Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hey Maseilles, Young Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
* Abigail Washburn: Post-American Girl @ Joe's Pub
* Archipelago, Belle Mare, Ora Cogan @ Silent Barn
* Kate Nash, Supercute! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Nadastrom, Sabo, DJ Syres, Cosmo Baker @ Output
* The Dear Hunter, Naive Thieves @ Gramercy Theatre
* Plow United, Iron Chic, The Unlovables @ Knitting Factory
* Jonas Reinhardt, Holy Balm, Alice Cohen @ Shea Stadium
* Dichroics, Circle of Buzzards, Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Prince Rupert's Drops, Sky Picnic, Zoned Out @ Union Pool
* Janeane Garofalo, Andrew Schulz @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Jean Grae, Maggie Serota, Aaron Wolfe @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Howling Hex, Young Boys, Lushes Stranges @ Bowery Electric
* Lost Boy?, Young Buffalo, Big Ups, Life Size Maps @ Big Snow
* Saadi, Mamarazzi, Mokaad, DJ Cheif Boima @ Mercury Lounge
* Goonam, Lowdown 30, No Brain, Brown Rice Family @ 285 Kent
* Warm Soda, White Mystery, Hector's Pets, Open Sex @ Cake Shop
* CALLmeKAT, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Yellow Dogs, Nightmare Air, Fan-Tan, Dead Stars @ Death By Audio
* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten @ Beacon Theater
* Ben Vida, Tyondai Braxton, Sara Magenheimer @ Issue Project Room
* Bird Courage, Bill Bartholomew, Vudu Sister, Kennedy @ The Rock Shop
* Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause, Jenny Owen Jones @ Irving Plaza
* Stretch Armstrong, DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Tony Touch, Rich Medina @ Santos Party House
* Dietrich Strauss, Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage, Loop Grass, Margo Valiante @ Pete's Candy Store
* Premrock, Dan Dillinger, Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils, Willie Green, Relic, B. Durazzo @ Spike Hill
* Prince Rama, Edan, Brian Degraw (of Gang Gang Dance), Eric Copeland (of Black Dice) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Vampire Weekend, Alan Alda, Cyndi Lauper, David Cross @ Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
* Viva Mayday, The Harmonica Lewinskies, The Great American Novel, Morningsiders, The Time is an Ocean @ Pianos
* Ray Mazza and The Gutter Bandits, Fulcrum of the Stars, Dida Pelled, Don DiLego, Roses & Revolutions, Nina Scaria @ The Living Room
* Brother Tiger (DJ Set), Chrome Canyon (DJ Set), Dickpic (Pictureplane and DJ Dog Dick), Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, St. Lenox @ Cameo Gallery
Darkstar would have been touring the US this month and would have hit NYC for a show at Glasslands tonight, but they had to cancel their US shows due to "Visa complication." They're currently working on re-scheduling the dates.
Game of Thrones fans surely already know that the HBO series is back for its third season on Sunday (3/31). But you may not know that there is a traveling exhibition of GoT props, costumes and other stuff from the show in NYC, happening at 3 W. 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs from today through Sunday. Times are listed here.
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Wavves were on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed "Demon to Lean On" from their new album, Afraid of Heights. Maybe it's just us but bassist Stephen Pope seems to be channeling Van Halen's Michael Anthony. Check out the video below.
Meanwhile, Django Django appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, performing "Life's a Beach" from their 2012 debut. You can watch that below too.
by Andrew Sacher
UK trio Darkstar made a solid impact with their 2010 debut full length, North, a dubstep-meets-synthpop album that came out on Hyperdub just before that sound really took off. After three years, and finding a new home on Warp Records, they've finally resurfaced with a second album, News From Nowhere, which came out earlier this month (2/5).
A much lighter record than its predecessor, News From Nowhere ditches dubstep in favor of electronic-tinged ambient pop. It's a beautiful sounding record and most of it is heavy on the atmospheres, though there are moments that break the mold, like the Animal Collective-indebted "Amplified Ease." The video for that track and a four-song sampler of the album are below. You can also hear the whole album on Spotify or pick it up on iTunes. That's the artwork above.
Darkstar just wrapped up a European tour this week and they'll be headed to the US for a tour here in March, which hits NYC on March 28 at Glasslands with Gobby and Tezeo. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All currently known dates are listed below...
UPDATE: Venus X is not playing the Santos show. She tweeted, "PLEASE RT I WILL NOT BE HEADLINING SANTOS THIS FRIDAY. NYC GOTTA WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER FOR ME SORRY KIDDOS."
A list of all dates and song streams below.
Zomby will be in NYC for one last-minute show during CMJ, which happens at new-ish Greenpoint venue Autumn Bowl (67 West St.) on Thursday (10/18) with Mykki Blanco, Arca, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo, Aquarian, Anthony Naples, and Eddie Mars. The party runs from 8 PM to 4 AM. It's free before 10:30 and $5 after with RSVP.
Autumn Bowl is also where the Four Tet, Jamie xx, and Floating Points show (10/26) is happening next week. A cavernous space that was formerly the home to a rope factory (built in 1890!), it has recently begun to be used for shows. Other upcoming shows include Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) on Saturday (10/20) with Monogold, Kelli Rudick, Bird Courage, and David Watson/Fair Use. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
That Zomby song stream and the flier for his show are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Toronto producer Egyptrixx (aka David Psutka) released his great debut LP, Bible Eyes, in 2011 on Night Slugs. The album was filled with clattering UK funky patterns and two tracks featured vocals from fellow Canadians Trust. You can watch videos for three tracks off that album, including one of the ones with Trust, "Chrysalis Records," below.
No sign of an Egyptrixx tour at the moment, but he's got a few shows scheduled this summer including one in NYC, which happens on August 4 at 285 Kent with Sinjin Hawke, Gobby, and N0ms. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All known dates are listed below.
David recently announced a new project with Ian McGettigan of Camouflage Nights (and formerly of '90s Halifax indie rock heroes Thrush Hermit) called Hiawatha, who will release their debut album, Language, on September 25 via Last Gang. The first single, "Caring Less and Less to See and Know You," which you can stream below, is a noisier affair than David's work in Egyptrixx and moves more like the post-punk spiked synth pop of Chromatics than the scattered beatwork of Egyptrixx.
That song stream, videos, and a list of all dates below...
Autre Ne Veut at Church of the Messiah in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
UNO and Software (Ford & Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint) are throwing a joint party at 285 Kent TONIGHT (6/22) with Mykki Blanco, Autre Ne Veut, Airbird, Gobby, Arca, Napolian, Dutch E. Germ, Don Froth, and UNO and Software DJs. Doors are at 10 PM, admission is $10, and RSVP is open.
Autre Ne Veut will be "premiering the new band with a ton of new music" at tonight's show. His most recent release is 2011's Body EP, which you can stream in full below. Tonight's show is the last in a series of NYC shows Autre Ne Veut has been playing this month, like last week's Studio at Webster Hall show with Xeno & Oaklander and a Shea Stadium show with Beige and Physical Therapy. After that, he'll take a bit of a break before playing Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Evian Christ, Howse, Shlohmo, and Photek.
For LA's Napolian (aka Ian Evans), this will be his first NYC show. He released the Rejoice EP on Software earlier this year, which you can stream HERE, and has also remixed labelmate Carlos GIffoni's "Evidence," which you can stream below.
It's also the first NYC gig for LA's Don Froth, who will be sticking around for another NYC show at Tammany Hall on June 30. You can stream some of his tracks below.
Airbird (aka Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin) released the Trust EP on Software last month, which you can stream a track from below.
The flier for tonight's show, all of those song streams and more below...
by Andrew Sacher
CFCF at MoMA PS1 in 2010 more by Andrew St. Clair)
NYC record label UNO is celebrating their one-year anniversary (or UNOVERSARY) in Brooklyn at 285 Kent on Saturday (4/21) with CFCF's Night Bus, Arca, Shayne from Hood by Air KUHRYE-OO (live), SFV Acid (live), Fur, Gobby (live), Physical Therapy, and special guests. RSVP is open.
Montreal producer CFCF is billed as CFCF's Night Bus, so we can only assume he'll be delivering material off of his Night Bus mixes. Night Bus is a genre, or as Gorilla vs Bear puts it, "a feeling." His mixes bring together artists like ASAP Rocky and Oneohtrix Point Never, or Elite Gymnastics and Notorious B.I.G. Download Do U Like NIght Bus? at The FADER and stream Night Bus Mix II below. Also check out a remix of CFCF by Physical Therapy, who is also on the lineup.
One last artist I'd like to highlight from the lineup is Mykki Blanco. She's a cross-dresser who writes poetry and also sings/raps. Check out some videos of her reading poetry (via FADER) and song streams below, one of which was produced by Arca.
All videos and streams below...