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by Wyatt Marshall

Andrew of Castevet at Lit Lounge, 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Castevet

Extreme sport junkie, Music Academy presenter, sponsor of cool Sound Select showsmagazine publisher and beverage maker Red Bull has put together a list of the 30 best guitarists under 30. In the two-part rundown, the list covers some territory, lumping Pallbearer's Brett Campbell, Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Mac Demarco, Danielle Haim, Ben Greenberg of The Men, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females and Fun guitarist and Lena Dunham-dater Jack Antonoff onto the list. You can check out the whole list below.

Music of the heavier persuasion was decently represented, and Castevet's Andrew Hock made the cut. You can catch him in action with Castevet at an Invisible Oranges sponsored show on October 25 at Union Pool with Churchburn, Oneirogen and Vorde. Also on the list, as a pair, are Inter Arma riff monsters Trey Dalton and Steven Russell. Inter Arma will be back in NYC soon to play Saint Vitus on October 30 with Black Tusk, Descender and No Way.

Ty Segall, who also made the list, will be here next weekend (but on drums) with his band Fuzz, playing a sold out show at Mercury Lounge on 10/12 with CCR Headcleaner. (There is also a show with "Buzz" and "DDT Shampoo" at Death by Audio on 10/13).

You can catch The Men at MHOW in November.

Speedy Ortiz, among others, will be here for CMJ.

Who'd they leave off the list? Check out the full list of Red Bull's 30 under 30 below...

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Pujol

Nashville's PUJOL got their start with the Nashville garage scene but this year's United States of Being (the band's first for Saddle Creek) is a crunchy, big-sounding record that, like the new JEFF the Brotherhood, owes more to early-'90s alterna-rock than anything else. You can stream the whole thing below (via Rolling Stone). Maybe you saw them at one of our Hotel Vegan day parties in Austin this year during SXSW? Main man Daniel Pujol was kind enough to send us a list of his favorite LPs of 2012 which includes records from fellow Tennesseans Natural Child, Heavy Cream and Turbo Fruits. Check out his complete list below...

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JEFF the Brotherhood at ATP NYC 2012 (more by Adela Loconte)
JEFF the Brotherhood

JEFF the Brotherhood are on tour now with Delta Spirit and FIDLAR and that tour hits NYC TONIGHT (11/27) at Irving Plaza. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a few pairs. Details on how to enter the contest are below.

JEFF spoke to us about their favorite music of the year and gave us a list of their top ten albums. Some of the bands on the list (like Diarrhea Planet and Heavy Cream and Skimask and Cy Barkley) are on their Infinity Cat label, but that doesn't mean we don't believe them. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood told us their top 10 albums of 2012; their NY show w/ Delta Spirit & FIDLAR is tonight (win tix!)"

photos by Devan Council

Those Darlins at Glasslands, 10/26/2012
Those Darlins

In contrast to Those Darlins last NYC show with Best Coast at Terminal 5, the band's appearance at the intimate Glasslands on Friday (10/26) was downright cozy. The show, pictured in this post, was part of a string of dates with Heavy Cream that will wrap up mid-November. Remaining dates are listed below.

Those Darlins have some new material to showcase on the road as well, including a digital single and new tour-only split with tourmates Heavy Cream. Hopefully you picked up the 7", which features Heavy Cream's "Prison Shanks," produced by Ty Segall.

More pictures from Glasslands below.

Continue reading "Those Darlins & Heavy Cream played Glasslands (pics, dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

The Coathangers at Death by Audio - 5/30/12
The Coathangers

The Coathangers are on a tour which brought them to NYC for two shows, including a stop at Death By Audio on May 30, the day after they supported OFF! at Bowery Ballroom with Cerebral Ballzy. Joining the bratty Atlanta foursome was support from Hunters, The Numerators and Desert Sharks. More pictures from the DBA show are in this post.

Though a return trek to NYC is not currently in the near future, The Coathangers have added a batch of new tour dates with Heavy Cream and King Tuff/Jaill (separately) that includes a stop at Capitol Hill Block Party.

Speaking of Heavy Cream and King Tuff, both bands head to the NYC area in the coming weeks for separate shows. King Tuff plays two dates -- 285 Kent on 6/9 and Maxwell's on 6/14. Heavy Cream also play a pair of shows in NYC with Hunters, on June 17th at Cake Shop with The Foxx and at Death by Audio on June 18th with Mannequin Pussy.

All dates are listed below along with more pics from the DBA show...

Continue reading "The Coathangers played DBA w/ Hunters & more (pics); touring w/ Heavy Cream & King Tuff (dates)"

photos by Devan Council

Hunx & His Punx @ Mercury Lounge
Hunx and his Punx

"Though the Oakland-based thrift-store heartthrob's latest album, Hairdresser Blues, was a solo effort largely about personal catharsis and recorded without his Punx backing band, the garage-pop songs have a simple timelessness and filthy energy that's totally irresistible when played live by a razor-sharp four-piece band (including Shannon Shawof Shannon and the Clams on bass) dressed like background actors from John Waters's Cry-Baby." [NOW]
Hunx brought his Punx, Shannon on bass and Justin Champlin aka Nobunny on guitar included, to NYC as part of an ongoing tour this past week. Their first stop: Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (April 4th) along with the-ever changing lineup of opening Nashville band Heavy Cream whose new Ty Segall-produced album is being released on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label soon. Two days later they Hunx played Glasslands in Brooklyn with Natural Child, but here are some shots from the Mercury Lounge show. More of them below...

Continue reading "Hunx & his Punx & Heavy Cream played Mercury Lounge (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Cream - John Johnny (MP3)

Heavy Cream
Heavy Cream

Nashville's Heavy Cream are opening tonight's Hunx show at Mercury Lounge. The band have gone through a couple line-up changes but have come through the other side with their second album, Super Treatment, which is out May 8 on Infinty Cat. The record was produced by Ty Segall (who is a busy dude these days) who gives it a down-n-dirty vibe, plus some strange and amazing drum sounds. Check out "John Johnny" at the top of this post and we've got the artwork to Super Treatment below.

Natural Child
Natural Child

Heavy Cream's stint with Hunx wraps up tomorrow (4/5) with a show at Vassar, and then fellow Nashvillians Natural Child take over opening duties just in time for Friday's (4/6) show at Glasslands. Natural Child also play tonight (4/4) at Maxwell's with Liquor Store, Black Wine and Ba Babes. Natural Child's new LP, For the Love of the Game, will be out April 20 (yes, it's intentional) on good time rock n' roll label Burger Records. You can stream a track from it at the bottom of this post, get an eyefull of the album's NSFW artwork, and see all upcoming Natural Child tour dates...

Continue reading "Nashville's Heavy Cream & Natural Child opening for Hunx (on different nights), releasing new LPs, touring (dates & MP3)"

JEFF The Brotherhood at Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
JEFF The Brotherhood

"On October 18th, 2011, JEFF The Brotherhood [were] joined by William Tyler (Tompkins Square), Loney Hutchins (Cleft Records) and Joey Plunket in recording Volume 3 of the Upstairs at United series. Each song in this session was recorded in a single take direct to ¼ inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience."

Jeff The Brotherhood show an interesting side to their influence on this release. They cover Hawkwind and play epic, eight-plus-minute jams that make up the four-song EP that will be released on Record Store Day (4/21).

My guess is that JTB will concentrate on their old garage-punk standards on a recently announced string of dates in May/June. Look for the duo at Bowery Ballroom on June 17th (get your tickets starting at noon on 3/30) and Maxwell's on June 18th (no tix yet). All other tour dates are listed below.

In other news, The Guardian has an interesting article on the growing Nashville scene and how it is "American rock's hottest property"...

its On a sunny Sunday afternoon, this place doesn't look much like hipster central.. Nevertheless, this homely area of East Nashville, across the Cumberland river from downtown, is now home to possibly the biggest concentration of exciting guitar bands in one city since the White Stripes and their garage cohort emerged from Detroit at the start of the last decade.

There's Pujol, playing a snarly, unconstrained version of rock'n'roll; there's Natural Child, with their goofy Stonesisms; Heavy Cream, beefing up a more traditional version of indie rock; D Watusi, bringing the beat pop; there are the teenagers of the Paperhead, offering a Sealed Knot-style re-creation of the sound of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd; there's the noisy sibling two-piece Jeff the Brotherhood, who would be the parents of all this, were it not for Be Your Own Pet, the Nashville teens who caused a brief sensation in the middle of the last decade. Oh, and did we mention one of Jeff was also in Be Your Own Pet? There's more, too - how about Diarrhea Planet, and their toppling-sideways take on hardcore punk?

Check out the entire article at The Guardian, and watch a short documentary with the band, with all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "JEFF The Brotherhood (from hot Nashville) announce Record Store Day release & tour (dates)"

Hunx at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Devan Council)
Hunx

Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) is planning to release his first solo album, Hairdresser Blues, on February 28 via Hardly Art. The instruments were all played by Hunx himself, except the drums which were provided by Daneil Pitout, and was recorded by Ivan Julian (of Richard Hell & the Voidoids), who also recorded the last Hunx and his Punx album. Check out the video for album track, "Always Forever," along with the album art and tracklist below.

Hunx hasn't announced any solo shows in support of the album but he is taking Hunx & His Punx on a month long tour of the US and Canada which hits NYC on April 4 at Mercury Lounge with Heavy Cream and April 6 at Glasslands with Natural Child and The Foxx. He plays Vassar on April 5. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday, 2/10 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/8) at noon and tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates and video below...

Continue reading "Hunx announces new album, video & tour dates"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Shonen Knife & CJ Ramone
Shonen Knife

For the encore [Shonen Knife] returned sporting leather jackets which would lead to their homage to the legendary Queens band [the Ramones]. From there we got seven song high-powered set of Ramones classics... Just before 'Scattergun' was delivered, the girls introduced their special guest C.J. Ramone, who joined them to sing the tune and remained with them for the final numbers. -[Piercingmetal via BraveWords]
Perky Japanese punks Shonen Knife celebrated both their 30th anniversary and the catalog of the Ramones with a special appearance by CJ Ramone at Bell House on Friday (11/18). In total they performed eight Ramones covers during their "Osaka Ramones" set. There are thirteen covers on their tribute CD with the same name. Tou can see the full Bell House setlist, along with more pictures and some videos from the show, below.

Shonen Knife have officially concluded their US tour with dates in upstate NY this past weekend (after Bell House). If you missed them, pick up a copy of their Christmas single to tide you through the holidays.

More stuff, including pictures of Hard Nips and Heavy Cream who opened the show, below...

Continue reading "Shonen Knife played the Bell House w/ Hard Nips, Heavy Cream & special guest CJ Ramone (pics, video, setlist)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

The Ettes @ Knitting Factory
The Ettes

The Ettes, Heavy Cream & Hans Condor tour is underway, though today the Ettes break away from their tourmates to play a set at Escape to NY. The Hamptons festival is underway now through Sunday.

The Ettes tour hit Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. A set of pictures from that show continues below...

Continue reading "The Ettes played Merc & KF w/ Heavy Cream & Hans Condor (pics), at Escape to NY today"

The Ettes

As mentioned, The Ettes are about to kick off their "HC" tour with fellow Nashville bands Heavy Cream and Hans Condor. However, the tour has been expanded since we last spoke. It kicks off in NYC tonight (8/2) at Mercury Lounge, rather than Wednesday's (8/3) show at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale for the Mercury show and the Knitting Factory show.

Head to Daytrotter to hear a new session by The Ettes. Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Ettes did Daytrotter, kicking off tour with Heavy Cream & Hans Condor (dates)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Heavy Cream @ Death By Audio
Heavy Cream

Heavy Cream played the show at Death By Audio last night (6/22), with a female-heavy lineup that included Elks, Teen Witch, and Hunters. Their tour next brings them to NJ tonight and eventually on the road with the mostly-girl group The Ettes.

More pictures from the Brooklyn show below...

Continue reading "Heavy Cream, Elks, Teen Witch & Hunters played DBA (pics)"

Heavy Cream at Death By Audio (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Heavy Cream

As discussed, Heavy Cream play Death By Audio TONIGHT (6/22) with Elks, Teen Witch, and Hunters. It's one of two NYC-area shows for Heavy Cream who are on tour through 6/25. They can also be found at Fuck Mountain in New Brunswick, New Jersey on 6/23.

As promised Heavy Cream also have a tour with The Ettes in their future. That one kicks off back in Brooklyn on August 3rd at Knitting Factory with Hans Condor also on the bill. Heavy Cream also tour the West Coast in September with Royal Trux. Full tour dates are below.

The NYC-loving Heavy Cream has recently played Death By Audio with Jeff The Brotherhood, Death By Audio with Ty Segall, and most recently, Music Hall of Williamsburg with Japanther/Shellshag.

Shellshag played Main Drag Music yesterday and will play NYC again on July 1st supporting Nobunny/TV Ghost at Knitting Factory. Tickets are still available for that.

JEFF the Brotherhood are on tour and back in Brooklyn on Saturday.

All Heavy Cream tour dates and a couple of videos below.

Continue reading "Heavy Cream keep touring (NYC now, with the Ettes later) --- 2011 Tour Dates"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Japanther

Ten years of screaming into telephone receivers, bouncing crowds, recordings, livid circus officials and more were celebrated at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (6/14). Japanther celebrated their tenth anniversary at the Brooklyn venue with some help from Shellshag and Heavy Cream. The Brooklyn two-piece play to MHOW for about an hour, with Shellshag and Heavy Cream logging 45 and 20 minute sets respectively.

Heavy Cream are now on their way to NXNE, but will return to play Death By Audio on June 22nd with Teen Witch, Elks & Hunters. All dates below.

Shellshag have a pair of NYC dates as well, on July 1st at Knitting Factory with Nobunny and TV Ghost (tickets) and July 2nd at Silent Barn with Unstoppable Death Machines.

All tour dates, more pictures from MHOW and a video, below...

Continue reading "Japanther played MHOW w/ Shellshag & Heavy Cream (pics)"

MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "MusicfestNW 2011 -- dates & initial lineup"

The Greenhornes at Garage Fest 2010 (more by BBG)
The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes just finished up a tour with JEFF the Brotherhood, and have announced a few more shows this summer including the Rocks Off Concert Series with The A-Bones. If you're not familiar, that means both bands will be playing sets during a three-hour boat ride around NYC. It rules and will rock. Tickets are on sale now.

JEFF the Brotherhood will be back in NYC on tour in June. They play 285 Kent with a whole bunch of "special guests."

The Ettes
The Ettes

The Ettes, who didn't play with the Greenhornes last night in Memphis due to weather, and who will be touring with JEFF's friend Heavy Cream in August (dates TBA), have a new album on the way. Wicked Will will be releaed on 8/2 via Krian Music Group / Fond Object / Fontana. Listen to the first track, "Pendulum", below.

Speaking of Heavy Cream, they were added to the upcoming Japanther/Shellshag show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. They have some other shows coming up too.

All tour dates for everyone, below...

Continue reading "The Greenhornes are playing a boat w/ A-Bones, The Ettes releasing an album, Heavy Cream playing shows & stuff"

DOWNLOAD: Bare Wires - Ready to Go (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bare Wires - Seeking Love (MP3)

Bare Wires

Bare Wires, as recently featured on Altered Zones (new MP3 "Ready to Go" above) are out on tour and passing through Brooklyn where they play with The Psyched and Heavy Cream (who just played Death By Audio with JEFF) at Public Assembly tonight (4/7). On 4/10 they hit Cake Shop in Manhattan with Fergus & Geronimo. Their full list of tour dates is below.

As Bill said back in August, they are "a really great power pop band in the tradition of The Nerves or even The Sweet, and the album, Seeking Love, is decidedly mid-fi." The title track is also re-posted above, and a video is below...

Continue reading "Bare Wires are on tour -- new MP3, video & dates (including Public Assembly with Heavy Cream tonight)"

photos by Leia Jospe

Jeff the Brotherhood

JEFF The Brotherhood played their second of two NYC dates at Death By Audio on Saturday (4/2), joined by their Infinity Cat compatriots Heavy Cream and Hell Beach as well as X-Ray Eyeballs and Colleen Green. Pictures from that show are in this post. For Heavy Cream, it was their second time at Death By Audio in around three weeks. The band also teamed with Ty Segall on their way to SXSW in early/mid March. JEFF played Santos a few days before where they shared a bill with an awesome cast including Screaming Females and Ninjasonik.

The Death by Audio show was special for opener Hell Beach who were playing live for the first time, and were playing a record release show. The band welcomed their new LP Welcome to Hell Beach this week via Infinity Cat (Jeff's label). You can listen to two songs below.

More pictures from Death By Audio (though unfortunately none of X-Ray Eyeballs or Colleen Green), and more JEFF dates, also below...

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood played Death By Audio w/ Infinity Cat labelmates Heavy Cream & Hell Beach (pics)"

JEFF the Brotherood @ Santos Party House - 3/31/2011 (by Tamara Porras)
JEFF

In case you didn't hear (because it was kind of kept secret, though Bill did mention it), JEFF the Brotherhood, who played Santos Party House with Screaming Females on Thursday night, are playing Death By Audio with Heavy Cream TONIGHT (4/2). Flyer and more tour dates below...

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood played Santos, playing Death By Audio w/ Heavy Cream tonight (and other dates)"

words & photos by Andrew Frisicano

Wednesday

Twin Shadow @ Fader Fort
Twin Shadow

A crowded backyard tent filled with cigarette smoke, free open-faced tacos (pork, chicken, brisket or veggie), a man carting a dolly of Lone Star cases through the crowd, and a pair of middle-aged guys picking a fight with each other on a Wednesday afternoon. "Doesn't he know I'm a ticking time bomb?" the offended guy says, a bit like he's not joking. JEFF the Brotherhood is playing too, which is more or less the occasion for all of this, my first show of SXSW 2011. The JEFF brothers aren't really the focus though, since they'll be playing a dozen other times this week, and most of the people are concentrating on the tacos, their conversations or their inability to get away from the door of the totally (did I say?) packed room.

In spite of that, the band is tearing through songs from Heavy Days and their new LP We Are the Champions, and between songs tossing out free vinyl singles into the crowd: "Those are going to slice someone's neck open," says Jake before slinging a few more across the room. They go into "Bummer," a ballady, Dino Jr.-style headbanger, that's one of the standout new tunes.

Trash Talk @ BV/Feed the Beat Day Party (photo by Samantha Marble)
Kylesa

Ty Segall's entertaining and totally worthwhile band is up next, but the BrookylnVegan day show at Emo's is also currently happening, the highlight of which has to be the simulatneous staging of Cali punks Trash Talk (who went on before Kylesa) and Mister Heavenly (who went on before Surfer Blood). Mister Heavenly are a supergroup of-sorts you've heard about. On the inside, Trash Talk frontman Lee Spielman towers over everyone with the body of a scarecrow and a scary-as-hell perma-scowl; he smashes his forehead with the microphone a few times to draw blood. "Stick around for Surfer Blood," he says, before crawling into the crowd and standing on what I can only hope were someone's shoulders. People start edging toward the door. On the outside stage, Mr. Heavenly performs an appropriately lovely set, its two frontmen trading verses in their own styles.

After that, the Fader Fort brought Twin Shadow on stage, the bedroom-pop project of George Lewis Jr. that's become a wildly good live band. For an outdoor venue, the system sounded impressively balanced and clear - which would turn out to be a rarity at the festival. That was 'specially good for Yelawolf, whose songs sounded vital in a way that your iPod just can't do. With no crew to speak of, his solo athletics put in an early bid for best-of.

Yelawolf @ Fader Fort
Yelawolf

Later that night at Stubb's, Yuck and James Blake played what would be the first of several for both. Both did well on the big stage, a portent of things to come, vibing out in their respective styles: fuzz rock and chilled-out pop. Check out both of their sets for yourself at NPR- Blake and Yuck.

continued below...

Continue reading "Colin Stetson, Twin Shadow, Odd Future, James Blake, JEFF the Brotherhood, Yelawolf, more (Andrew F's week @ SXSW)"

words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Andrew St. Clair

Ty Segall @ Death by Audio
Ty Segall

Ty Segall and band stopped by on their current SXSW-inclusive tour for a pair of NYC gigs on Tuesday and Thursday. The first of those happened at a crammed Mercury Lounge, where the band played a 45-minute set that mixed Melted gems with new tunes. Last time I saw Ty, his voice was shredded from a day of grueling CMJ performances, and the set ended with a guitar-smashing outburst. Here, coming off a (hopefully relaxing) cruise, there were no such issues; Ty hit all the falsetto cues and edged down to a whisper for the quieter moments. Those lulls always have a way of roaring back, which is part of what makes Ty Segall such a compelling live act: the briefly empty spaces that explode into hair-flailing shred-work. The other part is the melodies, which are catchy and incredibly memorable, even if you can't tell what he's saying, or even what the songs are about ("Finger" something....??).

Ty's Thursday NYC show was at Death by Audio with Heavy Cream, Liquor Store, and Home Blitz. Hopefully Ty and the band will be back in New York soon (or at least by the release of his new disc, Goodbye Bread, on June 21). Heavy Cream (who have a new drummer) return to Death By Audio on April 2nd.

All tour dates, and more pictures and videos from the DBA show, below...

Continue reading "Ty Segall played Mercury Lounge & Death By Audio w/ Heavy Cream, Liquor Store & Home Blitz (pics & video)"

Jeff The Brotherhood at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Jeff The Brotherhood

Like last year, Jeff the Brotherhood are heading down to Texas for SXSW this year, but not before they finish a European tour that is underway now. After Austin, the duo will scoot up the Northeast, hitting Princeton University with Screaming Females, The Meat Locker in Montclair and NYC along the way. The NYC show is at Santos Party House on March 31 with Ninjasonik, Juiceboxxx, Teen Witch, and DJ Thanksgiving Brown. Tickets are on sale, and full tour dates are below.

Jeff's partners in crime Heavy Cream are also planning a tour around SXSW this year including a string of dates with Ty Segall. The two groups will play Death By Audio on March 10th. Ty Segall is also scheduled to play NYC two days earlier at Mercury Lounge (on March 8th) with Devin Therriault (tickets still on sale).

Ty Segall has announced two shows at SXSW so far, 3/18 as part of the Goner Showcase at Beerland and 3/19 as part of the Panache showcase. All other Ty Segall dates, Heavy Cream dates and Jeff dates, below...

Continue reading "Jeff the Brotherhood, Heavy Cream & Ty Segall are playing shows (updated 2011 tour dates)"

most photos by Andrew St. Clair, Jamie Lidell photos by Leia Jospe
videos by Bleary Eyed Brooklyn

Jamie Lidell / Marnie Stern
Jamie Lidell
Marnie Stern

"As a sucker for daytime events, I headed to Williamsburg's Public Assembly around noon for a show curated by BrooklynVegan. First up (and by "first", I mean, "the first artist I woke up in time to see") was Ted Leo. Performing skeletal, solo versions of his Pharmacists material, Ted more than compensated for the sparse arrangements with furious strumming and hilarious banter. It was nice to see an older, established artist opening a free show designed to showcase rising stars; it sort of set the tone for the rest of the day. His hit-heavy set spanned the full-duration of career, touching on high-water marks like "The High Party" and "Bottled in Cork", and closing with a cover of Euro-dance phenom Robyn's "With Every Heartbeat". This was a perfect set to open the day, and my only recommendation is that the next synth jam he covers be "Chewing Gum", by Annie...

...Closing the show, metal prodigy Marnie Stern dominated stage two, directly opposite neo-funkster Jamie Lidell headlining the main room. While she reveled in the loose atmosphere, dropping hilariously lewd stage banter and slamming PBR's, Lidell tried a throwback set reflecting his early, robotic Warp Records catalog." [MTV Music Blog]

Thanks again to everyone for an amazing extended CMJ weekend that started Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, continued Friday afternoon at Public Assembly followed by a loft party followed by the free Converse-presented show at Public Assembly on Saturday afternoon, 10/23 (the subject of this post), and which ended on a high, and heavy, note at Union Pool later that night.

Hopefully you got there early on Saturday to catch Morning Teleportation who went on when we opened the doors around noon. If so, you may have also grabbed one of the free EarPeace earplugs we gave out, and grabbed a free V-Spot empanada. Hopefully you also had your fill of the free Firefly Vodka + Bourbon and Magic Hat beer we were giving out, snacked on free Raw Revolution bars, bought a free t-shirt or poster for charity (email if you still want one - we have more left). If you weren't there, maybe you caught the live stream (if we can ever make it available for podcast, I will let you know).

Thanks to Line 6 and Vinny's Music for providing gear. Thanks to Vinnie's Pizza for helping feed our bands!

Speaking of the bands, hopefully Titus Andronicus's short set didn't bum you out. And if it did, hopefully Big Freedia cheered you right back up.

Like for the Friday party, there are two sets of pictures for this one. The second one is on its way. The first one, along with a bunch of videos, continues below...

Continue reading "BV Saturday day party in pics & video - part 1 (Marnie Stern, Dominique Young Unique, Heavy Cream, No Joy & more)"

photos by Leia Jospe

Turbo Fruits
Turbo Fruits

Between the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday, and the show later that night at the Shank, Heavy Cream played their official CMJ showcase at the Shank. The Panache Booking show also had sets by Pujol and Turbo Fruits who both also played the Shank party, and by Norway's Tog, and Ty Segall (who played our Friday day party) though Leia's camera battery died before Ty went on. The rest of the pictures she did get, below...

Continue reading "the 2010 Panache CMJ showcase @ Knitting Factory in pics "

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