Entries tagged with: Great Escape

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Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Multi venue UK festival The Great Escape began today (5/15). The big lineup includes Brooklyn's Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a keynote speech by Billy Bragg, a set by Mikal Cronin who is one of ten acts this year that NME says you have to see, and much more. Head to Brighthelm Center on 5/16 for a show BrooklynVegan is co-presenting with M For Montreal with AA Wallace, Husky Rescue, Blue Hawaii, How to Dress Well, Phantom and Cloud Boat. The flyer for that is below.

In other festival news, Sasquatch is right around the corner, Lollapalooza has announced set times, Bonnaroo announced theirs earlier this month, Austin City Limits recently announced their lineup, Governors Ball recently announced the schedule and is basically sold out, GoogaMooga is this weekend in Prospect Park, and FYF Fest, which recently announced its lineup, goes on sale Thursday.

Our Great Escape flyer is below...

Continue reading "Great Escape happening now, Lollapalooza set times, FYF Fest tickets & other music festival news"

Milk Music at Death By Audio last year (more by BBG)
Milk Music

Milk Music's previously discussed NYC date at 285 Kent and appearance at Pitchfork has expanded considerably into a tour that will include the Northwest, Midwest and into the East Coast. Full tour itinerary is below.

Milk Music recently released "Violence Now," a track previously available on a small run of flexi discs that came with the NUTS! Fanzine. Check that out below. The band's EP, the late 2010 favorite Beyond Living, was recently released to iTunes for the first time (vinyl only before that) as well. Milk Music also recently made their Primavera performance available for download via WFMU.

Milk Music played this year's Great Escape festival in Brighton, West Sussex, UK in May 2012. The 2103 edition goes down May 16-18, 2013, and like this year will probably have 300+ artists at over 30 venues . Early bird tickets are on sale. No 2013 lineup yet though.

Nude Beach, who play with Milk Music at their 285 Kent show on 7/23, will meanwhile play both tonight (6/28) with White Lung at Tommy's Tavern and Friday (6/29) with The Young at 285 Kent. The show is the third of three shows for The Young in the NYC area (they play Maxwell's tonight, 6/28).

Milk Music tour dates and a stream of "Violence Now" is below.

Continue reading "Milk Music releases a rare track for download, expands tour; Great Escape Fest puts tix on sale"

M For Montreal

I forgot to mention, in the post with the new Grimes video today, that BrooklynVegan & M For Montreal are proud to present a show with the Montreal artist THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (5/11) in Brighton, UK as part of the three-day Great Escape Festival that begins today (5/10). Taking place at Digital, our full show lineup is Grimes, YACHT, Brooklyn band My Best Fiend and Montreal trio Half Moon Run who we also hosted on the M For Montreal co-presented day of Hotel Vegan at SXSW this year. If you're over in that part of the world right now, we hope to see you there.

Other acts playing the Great Escape this weekend include Friends, The Twilight Sad, EMA, The Temper Trap, The Black Belles, Gaz Coombes, We Are Augustines, Kwes, St Lucia, Body Language, Devin, The Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings, Haim, Pond, Wild Belles, S.C.U.M, We Are Scientists, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kids in Glass Houses. Booka Shade, Mystery Jets, Dry The River, Alabama Shakes, Django Django, Doldroms, and many more.

As you can see in the flyer above, M For Montreal is also throwing an event at the festival's "Canada House" on Saturday as well. M For Montreal's own festival goes down in Montreal in November. Tickets are on sale now. (also: Mikey from M For Montreal is up for an award at the Great Escape. Vote and find more info HERE).

Grimes also has a big NYC show scheduled this summer.

photos by Tim Griffin

The Radio Dept @ The Great Escape
The Radio Department

Swedish dream-poppers The Radio Dept are releasing all three of their albums on 180 gram vinyl. This includes the classic Lesser Matters, its followup Pet Grief, and the more recently released Clinging to a Scheme, which came out during a time the sound they helped make popular was achieving massive success.

The Radio Dept have a few upcoming shows announced at the moment. On July 15 they'll play a free show at South Street Seaport with Asobi Seksu, and then hit Pitchfork Fest the next day. The only other show they currently have schduled in North America is in Dallas in November with Memoryhouse.

Memoryhouse meanwhile have been added as opener for some of Peter Bjorn & John's upcoming dates including the 9/12 show at Brooklyn Bowl. That show is the day before Sub Pop releases the Memoryhouse EP. Tickets are still on sale. No other openers have been added to PB&J's other NYC shows yet.

Asobi Seksu also plays a show at Brooklyn Bowl (on October 1). Tickets are on sale now.

On May 13th The Radio Dept. played the BV/M For Montreal showcase at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton with The Handsome Furs. A set of pictures from that show is in this post.

More pictures and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Radio Dept vinyl reissues & live pics, Memoryhouse & Asobi Seksu shows"

photos by Tim Griffin

DJ Shadow @ the Great Escape
DJ Shadow

Instrumental hip hop guru DJ Shadow is set to release his first LP in five years The Less You Know, The Better on September 5. He released the single "I Gotta Rokk" back in May. Check out the video for that track below.

DJ Shadow performed at Glastonbury this past weekend. According to @RadioRassilon, "DJ Shadow in the John peel tent at #Glastonbury - mind boggling. I'm boggled. Boggled flat." We don't have pictures from his set there but we did catch at the Great Escape, also in the UK, in May. As previously seen on the BV Facebook, pictures from that one are in this post.

Those fests were some of many performances Shadow has/had lined up this summer, which is largely being occupied by the touring electronic festival, IDentity Festival in August and early September. IDentity will be headlined by Kaskade, Steve Aoki (who was spotted at the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday), and Steve Lawler. It also includes live sets by Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair, and Modeselektor. It hits PNC Bank Arts Center in Jersey on 8/14 and Jones Beach in Long Island on 8/21. Tickets are on sale for both.

Video, tour dates, more live pics and the IDentity Fest lineup and flier below...

Continue reading "DJ Shadow announced new LP, touring w/ IDentity Festival, played Glastonbury & the Great Escape (pics & dates)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Friendly Fires

Like Anna Calvi, Friendly Fires were one of the many bands Tim caught in Brighton earlier this month. Like Anna Calvi (who plays Bowery Ballroom tonight), Friendly Fires play a NYC show tonight (5/25). Unlike Anna's, theirs at Webster Hall is sold out. You can still try getting in to the afterparty to see them DJ though (and see them when they return this summer to play a free Central Park Summerstage show). The afterparty flyer and more pictures from the Great Escape, below...

Continue reading "Friendly Fires played the Great Escape (pics), DJing Library at Hudson (tonight after Webster Hall)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Handsome Furs @ The Great Escape
Handsome Furs

Speaking of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs revealed the NSFW album art for their third album Sound Kapital (below) which comes out June 28 via Sub Pop. They've also made another song from the album available in exchange for your email address. Check out "Repatriated" below, and "What About Us" here.

Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry recently got back from a trip to Brighton, England where they played the M For Montrea/BrooklynVegan Great Escape showcase at The B'ton Coalition on Friday, May 13th. Pictures from the UK show are in this post.

Their next show will take place in Toronto as part of the NXNE Festival to which they were recently added....

NORTH BY NORTHEAST announces the third wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com.

NXNE has just confirmed that hardcore heroes FUCKED UP and glam gallant DIAMOND RINGS will join the Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) line-up that includes previously announced acts such as Devo, Stars, The Pharcyde, Land of Talk, Digable Planets, Descendents, OFF! and Men Without Hats.

Men Without Hats will also play an intimate club show on Thursday, June 16 at The Great Hall in addition to their YDS performance - and Fucked Up headlines the NOW Magazine showcase on the same night, at Wrongbar.

Newly announced as part of the NXNE Music Festival are HANDSOME FURS, previewing tracks from the new album Sound Kapital, GRIMES with her genre-bending pop, retro Manhattan garage-pop stars THE POSTELLES, Los Angeles four-piece SUPERHUMANOIDS, Portland folk outfit HORSE FEATHERS, Pixies tour mates IMAGINARY CITIES, action comic-punk band PEELANDER Z, Nashville garage punks HEAVY CREAM and critically acclaimed one-man band GUARDS.

All dates, more Great Escape pictures, album art and tracklist, and the MP3 below...

Continue reading "Handsome Furs played the Great Escape, added to NXNE, made NSFW cover art, etc (pics, dates & a new MP3)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Josh T Pearson in Brighton
Josh T. Pearson

We are happy to announce that Josh T Pearson will bring his engaging set to Joe's Pub on June 10th, a BrooklynVegan presentation. The show, his only scheduled U.S. date, will be his first back in North America since playing SXSW. tickets are on sale.

Josh recently recorded a Daytrotter session, performing "Woman When I've Raised Hell", "Sweetheart, I Ain't Your Christ", "Country Dumb" and "Sorry With A Song/By The Rivers of Babylon" from his new LP Last of the Country Gentlemen. Listen at the Daytrotter site

Like EMA, Olof Arnalds, The Vaccines and Anna Calvi, Josh T. Pearson appeared at The Great Escape in Brighton over the weekend....

"...and he didn't disappoint. A very intriguing figure, returning after a ten year absence (when his band Lift To Experience broke up) he was playing songs from his acclaimed solo album. Heavily bearded and downbeat he stood alone on the stage and his country tales were beautifully sung and played with real intent on a surprisingly noisy acoustic guitar. Between songs he was more talkative than I'd expected and told some dry jokes, which were mainly at the expense of musicians. It was a powerful and mesmerising set and a great way to end the day." [Neon Filler]
The day in question was Friday, May 13th, and pictures from that show at the Pavillion are in this post. More of them, and some other dates too, below...

Continue reading "Josh T. Pearson playing Joe's Pub (BV Presents), played Daytrotter (MP3s) and the Great Escape (pics)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Anna Calvi in Brighton
Anna Calvi

"Calvi was midway through a lean eight song set when I entered, but I was utterly spellbound for the four songs I caught. 'Desire' was a particularly stirring highlight from the singer who has recently recovered from a serious hand injury to be back on guitar playing duty, providing inspired flamenco-inspired flourishes to her otherworldly brand of Banshees-esque goth-pop. Her lips curling around harsh consonants provided subtle breaks to her commanding and powerful vocal, which was offset beautifully against her charmingly dainty asides. Her presence and poise was there for all to see, though this is no idle hype; Calvi will be a real force to reckon with and I await her further output with baited breath." [Skiddle]
Anna Calvi joined Handsome Furs, EMA, Warpaint, Okkervil River, and too many more to name at the UK festival The Great Escape over the weekend. Anna's set took place at Brighton venue Komedia on Friday. The above review and the pictures in this post are from that show (and even more pictures from The Great Escape can be found at the BV Facebook page).

Now Anna Calvi is about to kick off her post-injury North American tour with a show in Philadelphia before heading to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on 5/25 with Cuckoo Chaos and She Keeps Bees. Tickets for the NYC show are still available, and you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details on how to enter our contest are under her full list of tour dates below.

In April Anna played a show in Paris that you can watch in full online.

Cuckoo Chaos is a 5-piece San Diego Lefse-signed band comprised of "players from other bands including The Vision of a Dying World, The Paddle Boat, Black Mamba, and Cousins." They've appropriately tagged their own Bandcamp page with "tropcal hipster jams," and they'll be on the road with Anna from NYC to San Francisco. Show up early to check them out. All dates, more Brighton pics, and the contest details, below...

Continue reading "Anna Calvi played the Great Escape (pics), about to tour w/ Cuckoo Chaos (win tix)"

photos by Tim Griffin

EMA in Brighton - May 14, 2011

"The much-anticipated arrival of EMA also turns out to be something of a revelation. Playing in the courtyard of Skint Records to an audience of mostly industry bodies. Coming on like a devilishly possessed hybrid of Karen O and Courtney Love, the venomous diatribe 'California' and equally dogmatic 'Butterfly Knife' offer a menacing antidote to the weekend's niceties. More importantly though, with debut long album 'Past Life Martyred Saints' almost certain to figure in most end of year best of lists, her live show justifiably confirms what most observers were hoping; a star is born." [ContactMusic]
That review comes from one of the two shows EMA played at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Saturday night. We were at the other one, at Horatio's. The pictures are in this post.

As previously mentioned, EMA will hit the road with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. in June. All those shows are on the west coast. EMA will show the east some love before the summer is over though. After the Pitchfork Festival on July 15th, EMA will tour through Philly and play TWO shows in NYC on July 20th. The early NYC show is at Mercury Lounge (on sale Friday at noon), and the late show is at Glasslands (on sale now).

More dates TBA, but all currently-known dates, and more Great Escape pictures, are below...

Continue reading "EMA played the Great Escape (pics), announces July shows (including 2 in 1 day in NYC)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Dominick Mastrangelo

Peter preparing backstage (photo by Dominick)
The Antlers

the new guy on stage (photo by Amanda)
The Antlers

The Antlers are one of the many artists now over in Brighton to play a showcase at the Great Escape. It's like SXSW, but smaller, but in England by the sea. The Antlers play their showcase on Saturday, which means if you're there you can see that without having to miss the BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal showcase happening tonight (5/13) (well, happening like now). The UK festival kicked off yesterday (5/12), and we have Tim Griffin over there covering. His pictures of PS I Love You, Warpaint, Twin Shadow, DJ Shadow, The Joy Formidable, Emika and more, are currently posted over at the BrooklynVegan Facebook page.

Exactly one week ago today, or technically one week ago tomorrow, The Antlers played a FREE, BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn at 1am. Somehow it worked out perfect - I think exactly the right amount of people showed up. I don't think anyone got turned away, and we were at capacity. And the show was extra special because the Antlers played their entire new, Best New Music-winning (take that Tyler!) record Burst Apart from start to finish (like they did at SXSW/on NPR), in addition to an epic two-song encore. Their sound is also fuller than ever due to the addition of a fourth member, which, like the show in general, was a great thing. Listen to the whole show courtesy of NYC Taper who taped it and posted the MP3s (and FLAC).

If you miss them, don't worry. The Antlers will return to the states soon to kick off their tour with Little Scream in DC on May 17th. Though if you waited to get tickets to either of the two NYC shows, you are now out of luck.

More pictures from the Knitting Factory show (two sets of them) and all dates, below...

Continue reading "The Antlers now @ Great Escape, released 'Burst Apart', played it for free @ Knitting Factory (pics, setlist, a recording)"

DOWNLOAD: Grimes - "Vanessa" (MP3)


After a failed stint with Handsome Furs (damn you visa issues!) Grimes is ready to head back to the US with an even more coveted slot, opening all Lykke Li dates in May.

Tickets are all sold out for both nights at Webster Hall (5/17, 5/18) during that tour, but if you want to see Lykke, tickets are still available for her show at Central Park SummerStage on August 1 (without Grimes).

Right before that tour, on May 12th, Grimes plays an M for Montreal daytime Great Escape showcase at Life in Brighton (in the UK) along with fellow Canadians PS I Love You and Radio Radio. That's one day before the previously-mentioned M for Montreal/BrooklynVegan nighttime showcase happening at Coalition with Said the Whale, Thus:Owls, Handsome Furs and The Radio Dept.

In July, Grimes is playing Guelph, Ontario's Hillside Festival (7/22-24) which recently announced their full lineup which is listed below.

Tour dates, the new "Vanessa" video, and a video of Grimes at SXSW is below.

Continue reading "Grimes touring w/ Lykke Li, playing Great Escape in the UK & Canada's Hillside Festival (lineups & dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Grimes - "Vanessa" (MP3)


Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) will accompany power-couple/canucks Handsome Furs on a handful of dates along the east coast this week. Those dates include Thursday's Brooklyn show at the Bell House which was sold out but just went back on sale.

UPDATE: Grimes is no longer on this tour due to visa issues. :-(

Maybe you recently caught Grimes at SXSW like Rachel did...

"Just as I passed the empty lot of an auto-repair shop, I heard a woman introduce herself and begin to play. It was Grimes, who, with her keyboard, knobs, and loops, is much like a female version of Baths... except perhaps a bit more eclectic and confident. (I love Baths, too, don't get me wrong.) But wow. Girl can multi-task. One minute, she's singing into the mic. The next, she has slung the chord over her shoulder and is going at it on the keyboard as she furiously taps pedals and cues samples."
Or maybe you caught Grimes's pre-SXSW show at Silent Barn.

Grimes recently dropped their LP Halfaxa via Arbutus Records (pay what you want) and are working on the follow-up LP, but meanwhile have released a split EP with fellow Canadian D'Eon which is out TODAY (April 12th). Check out "Vanessa" from the Darkbloom split. You can download it above or stream it below. Pick it up at their label.

In May the Handsome Furs will be playing shows overseas including a May 13th show at Coalition in Brighton with the Radio Dept. That show, part of the SXSW-like Great Escape fest, is co-presented by M For Montreal and BrooklynVegan.

Handsome Furs' new album Sound Kapital will be released on June 28 via Sub Pop. Check out the full tracklist and a new track below.

All tour dates, the Grimes song stream, and a video of Grimes at SXSW, below too...

Continue reading "Grimes released a split, NOT touring w/ the Handsome Furs (who are playing a BV/M show @ Great Escape) -- MP3 & dates"