Entries tagged with: Helado Negro
by Bill Pearis
UK resident James Mathé will soon be pulling double duty, both as a touring member of Jose Gonzalez's band Junip (who are starting a North American trek next week) and as an opener too, with his own project, Barbarossa. Having just signed to Memphis Industries, Mathé will release his second album as Barbarossa, Bloodlines, on August 5.
Where his first album, Chemical Campfires, was lovely acoustic folk, Mathé has reinvented Barbarossa for the new album which is much more electronic. "I loved the acoustic scene, but knew it was not all I was about, so I dug out all my old casiotone keyboards, drum machines and analogue synths and just started writing." If you like the more soulful, reflective side of Hot Chip, you should definitely check him out. You can watch the video for the album's first single, "The Load," below.
In celebration of the Junip tour -- which hits NYC on June 13 for a sold-out show at Highline Ballroom with Quadron -- Barbarossa has covered Junip's "Line of Fire" which definitely takes the song in a more low-key direction, but no less lovely. We've got the premiere of that and you can stream it below.
If you didn't get tickets to the Highline show but are still interested in catching Barbarossa, he'll return to NYC for shows at Mercury Lounge on June 20 with Pacific Air and Littlefield on June 21 with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem and Helado Negro. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge and Littlefield shows are on sale now.
All Barbarossa dates are listed below...
photos by Sachyn Mital
Matthew E White @ Bowery Ballroom, 5/13/2013
Last night at the Bowery Ballroom, he was given a lot more space, but he brought a much smaller band along for the ride. Opening with the soft, aching "Will You Love Me," it was quickly apparent that this wasn't going to be a night of horn-and-string-filled chamber pop. Instead, White and his band ripped into the louder sections of the song with a gnarled guitar part and a country-tinged swagger. The group has been touring this material for a while now and like any adventurous, talented group of musicians, it's obvious they take a certain amount of glee in finding new wrinkles in them, stretching solos out into new shapes and trying out new arrangements just for the hell of it. That playful tendency grew even more apparent as the group jumped into "Steady Pace," a brisk whirling dervish of a track from the record. At one point White and bassist Cameron Ralston even did some coordinated dance moves, shuffling back in forth with shit-eating grins on their faces. - [CMJ]Matthew E. White's tour rolled into NYC on Monday (5/13) for his biggest show here yet, playing Bowery Ballroom. The Virginia Beach native was supported by Helado Negro. Did you catch his show? Photos from Bowery, including one of the setlist, are in this post.
Matthew's North American tour is over now and he'll head to Barcelona next weekend for Primavera Sound. He's got a few other festivals (like Bonnaroo) on the summer docket, plus an upcoming European tour. All dates are listed, along with more Bowery pics, below.
One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
by Andrew Sacher
What do you when you're the drummer of Real Estate but you leave the band just before they start getting way bigger? Form a disco band! At least that's what Etienne Pierre Duguay, who sat behind the band's kit until 2011 when he was replaced by Jackson Pollis, did. He's now in the Brooklyn band Splash who surfaced earlier this year and just wrapped up a tour with fellow Brooklyn backwards pop thinkers Friends. Their single, "Ever Before," which you can stream below, is filled with '80s pop radio cliches, but if you wait over two decades and make it lo-fi, even the cheesiest stuff becomes indie accepted, right?
If you missed the Splash/Friends tour, the two bands will team up again for a NYC show on August 3 at 285 Kent with Janka Nabay, Helado Negro, and Uumans. Maybe Friends will go topless again? Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Splash have other upcoming NYC shows too, including Summerscreen at McCarren Park on August 15 with Ducktails and The Babies, and Glasslands on August 24 with Puro Instinct, Outer Limitz, and a Dev Hynes DJ set. Tickets for the Glasslands show are still available.
A list of all dates and song stream below...
Blanche Blanche Blanche
Brooklyn label RVNG Intl. is taking part in Bulletin Boards, a group show curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns Gallery), at Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor) tonight (7/19). Here's what the label has to say about the show:
For this group show, each artist is granted a 3' x 4' bulletin board space. RVNG invited a select group of musicians from different points on the avant spectrum to contribute an object to be used as a percussion arranged and affixed to the bulletin board and "played" by [David] Van Tieghem.Van Teighem will be performing at the opening tonight (7/19) and there wil be DJ sets by Matt from RVNG, Matthew HIggs, and Nick Relph. Participating artists in the show include Blanche Blanche Blanche, DIamond Terrifier, Future Shuttle (in conjunction with Anna Gonick), Hiro Kone, Robert Lange (Helado Negro), Megafortress, and more. Tonight's show starts at 6 PM. More details, the flier, and the full list of participating artists is below.
This performance will be multi-tracked in high definition before the opening. We will offer the recorded performance back to the contributing musicians to "re-animate" into original piece / recordings. These recordings will be culled and assembled by Van Tieghem and RVNG / The Sound of White Columns into a limited edition album for the FRKWYS.
Speaking of Blanche Blanche Blanche, their new album, Wink With Both Eyes, came out earlier this year. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream the album in full below.
Bear in Heaven @ Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Bear in Heaven will play their first NYC show in over a year at Union Pool in Brooklyn TONIGHT (3/1). It's a secret show. They're listed on the bill as "Adventure Hippies" who play after Helado Negro who play after Test House.
All of their tour dates, and their new video for "Reflection of You", below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bonobo (aka Simon Green) released Black Sands Remixed, a remix album of his 2010 LP, yesterday (2/13) in Europe via Ninja Tune, and will release it next Tuesday (2/21) in North America. The album features remixes by Machinedrum, FaltyDL, Mike Slott, Mark Pritchard, and others. Check out the video for Machinedrum's remix of "Eyesdown" below, along with the album art and tracklist.
Bonobo is about to kick off a run of DJ dates in the US (none in NYC), followed by live dates in Australia this March, before returning to the US at the end of that month to present "A Night of Black: 'Black Sands Remixed' Album Launch" at Le Poisson Rouge on March 29, where Bonobo will DJ along with appearances by album remixers Machinedrum, FaltyDL, and Mike Slott. Tickets are on sale now.
You can also catch FaltyDL, who has a DC show coming up with Four Tet, in NYC TONIGHT (2/15) at Cameo when he DJs along with Loefah, DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Dave Q, and J-Kush. The flier for this show is below.
FaltyDl's soundcloud page also lists that he opens for Matthew Dear at Bowery Ballroom (3/2) with Blondes (live) and Helado Negro, but that is NOT TRUE. Regardless, tickets for that show are still available.
All dates, video, and flier below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear - "Headcage" (MP3)
Matthew Dear at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Matthew Dear is releasing the followup to 2010's Black City LP with the Headcage EP on January 17 via Ghostly. The EP's second track, "In The Middle (I Met You There)" features a collaboration with The Drums' frontman Jonathan Pierce, and the EP's title track, which you can download above and stream below, was produced with Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid, who have also worked with Blonde Redhead, Glasser, and Fever Ray. There's also an audio/visual project which uses part of that track directed by Morgan Beringer, who has worked with Matthew in the past, which you can watch below. The brightly colored synths and morphing visuals of the video drift away from the bleakness of Black City, but Matthew's vocals come in lower than ever. He recently spoke to FACT about that:
In retrospect, I don't think it was intentional. Sometimes you just feel a bit lower than normal, and that day in the studio must have reflected that. The lyrics are quite dreamscape, and I think I had Lennon's 'Come Together' floating around in my head. You know, "feet, down below his knees" kind of a feel. Lyrically, I wanted to just rattle off a bunch of one-liners like that, that would make sense only as a group. Also, I love the intimacy of J.J. Cale's vocal delivery and was aiming for something similar. I must have been very close to the microphone for this one.The track, "Headcage," will also appear on Matthew's next full length, Beams, which is set to be released in 2012. The artwork and tracklist for the EP is below.
Matthew has a few dates coming up in support of the EP, including Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco and a live show in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on March 2 with Blondes (who also have an album coming out) and Helado Negro. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (1/6) at noon.
All dates, stream, video, and album info below...
DOWNLOAD: Barn Owl - "Turiya" (MP3)
San Francisco psych-drone duo Barn Owl are set to release their new album Lost in the Glare on September 13 via Thrill Jockey. You can grab the album track "Turiya" above and check out the artwork and tracklist below. The album is available now for pre-order at the Thrill Jockey webstore.
Barn Owl go on a short North American tour in support of the album this September which kicks off at Glasslands on September 11 and also hits Shea Stadium on September 17. The Glasslands show also includes Thin Hymns, Helado Negro and Jonti. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates, album art and tracklist below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"EMA torching "Butterfly Knife" at Mercury Lounge a moment ago.
#YearsBestRecords" - Will Hermes
"Next level EMA fans will one day request bootlegs/transcriptions of her intersong monologues. Tonight's topics: Tool, Cancers at Glasslands" - Amrit
EMA @ Mercury Lounge
The set hit on every song from EMA's debut Past Life Martyred Saints (except for "Coda," which she replaced with another, equally beautiful a cappella), and it hit hard. The brutal "Marked," which she prefaced by begging the audience to "not take... the wrong way," showcased Anderson's ability to be both menacing and pleading; set ender and crowd favorite "California" also shone, with the audience knowing every word and Anderson running around the stage, thrusting herself into the mic stand. [VIllage Voice]EMA's debut album only came out about two months ago, and her sold out Mercury Lounge and Glasslands shows on Wednesday (7/20) were her first two in NYC since, and came not long after her appearance at Pitchfork which came right after a club show at the Empty Bottle.
Helado Negro opened the Mercury show and Talk Normal and Ablehearts opened the Glasslands show. Pictures and setlist from the Mercury show, where her a capella number later in the set was a major highlight, and a video from Glasslands below...
DOWNLOAD: Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place (MP3)
"The Magic Place was a tree on our farm," says Louisiana-raised Brooklynite Julianna Barwick. "It was in the back pasture. It was one tree that grew up, down and around. You had to crawl in and once you were inside, it was like there were different rooms, and you could actually lay in the branches. We named it 'The Magic Place' because it really was magical, especially for a kid, and that's how I feel about my life right now--without trying to sound too hippy dippy or cosmic, this year has definitely been a magical one."Julianna Barwick's new LP The Magic Place is out now (it's been out for a while actually) via Asthmatic Kitty and she'll be celebrating that fact at her official record release show at Glasslands in Brooklyn tonight (May 10) with Helado Negro (who are also celebrating a new Asthmatic Kitty record) and Alias Pail. Tickets are still available (at the door too).
Download the title track above. Check out its video and many more Julianna tour dates, below...
O'Death at Bell House (more by Jason House)
O'Death's vague attempt at tour dates have gotten a little bit clearer. As previously mentioned, "4/15 in Brooklyn" show will take place at Knitting Factory (tickets), and it is with Philly's Grandchildren who also play a bunch of other shows on the tour, and who you can catch even sooner with Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, and Strange Shapes at Public Assembly on 2/5.
O'Death's tour kicks off in March right before SXSW where they'll play a Panache showcase at Red 7 on 3/17 with Thee Oh Sees, Janka Nabay, Pterodactyl, Tôg (Norway), Surf City, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Grass Widow, Bare Wires, and Heavy Cream. Updated tour dates and some videos below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Martha Wainwright @ the High Violet Annex
As advertised, INLETS, ZACHARY CALE, HELADO NEGRO, JULIANNA BARWICK, THE LUYAS (who came all the way from Montreal for the 20 minute performance), TALK NORMAL, ARLT (from France) and MARTHA WAINWRIGHT played short sets at the National's High Violet Annex space in NYC last night. The makeshift venue was created to promote the band's new album with the same name and will feature a different lineup of stuff curated by the band each night. Last night was the second evening. The first, as mentioned, had DJs that included members of Blonde Redhead. Tonight, night three, will have movies and live sets by Phosphorescent, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten and possibly others. It's safe to say that The National will play it at least once before it ends Saturday night (right before the show they're playing at BAM). More pictures & some videos from last night below...
The National's temporary venue next to Other Music in NYC opens on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm. "Celebrating the release of 'High Violet' (May 11, 4AD), The National will take over the now-vacant space at 13 E 4th St next to Other Music in downtown NYC. Dubbed 'The High Violet Annex' the space will be the site of National curated events throughout the week." Ends up it will only be open for
two three hours a day - a mix of live bands and DJs and contests and other stuff.
The National are rumored to be playing on at least one of the days, but it won't be the first day (5/11 - see below), the second day (5/12 - see below), and maybe it won't be the last day because if it is, the band is going to be in a rush (5/15 - the band plays BAM). The flyer, times and the partial lineup, below...
by Bill Pearis
Fake Male Voice @ Glasslands in February (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Thanks to everyone who came out to our day party at Pianos yesterday. There were almost too many highlights to count. We've got four more parties still to come, three of which are today/tonight. Lots of great options all around today (10/23). I'm trying to highlight some of the ones you may not know about.
BrooklynVegan has another free day party today, this one on the harder-edged tip with Los Angeles' Nebula, Brooklyn's Naam, BV day party veterans Crystal Antlers, Goes Cube (read our interview with the band) and Austin's awesome Ume at Fontana's (105 Eldridge, NY, NY) today from 1 - 7. First band on at 2. Set times and flyer below. Free Miller beer and Vitamin water.
Over at Crash Mansion, there's a cool mid-day party (4 - 7) put on by the folks at Beyond Race with the lovely and mellow Helado Negro, Kiss Kiss, L.A. power poppers Army Navy and London's awesome Pete & the Pirates. who played a great set at the Bell House on Wednesday Night. Don't forget, Pete & the Pirates also play the Brooklyn Vegan Bowery Presents day party Saturday (10/24) at Pianos.
There's a lot going on in Brooklyn today too. The new Kemado Studios called The Co-Op (87 Guernsey St, Brooklyn) (which I hear is a pretty cool space) has Harlem, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, and Smith Westerns.
And then at Bruar Falls there's a kind of potentially amazing line-up, including Fake Male Voice (Tunde of TV on the Radio), mi-gu (Yuko of Cornelius and Plastic Ono Band) with Sean Lennon and Yuko Honda, as well as Ladybug Transistor, James Husband (Jamie of Of Montreal) and Hard Nips. This one is not free, $8 admission. Starts at noon.
Night stuff HERE. Fliers and set times below....
The Horrors @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in May (more by Zach Stern)
tonight in NYC
* Vulture Whale @ Pianos
* Helado Negro, Rad Unicorn @ The Jackson
* Impediments, Buzzer, Ex-Humans @ Don Pedro's
* The Drums, Joakim (DJ) @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Nine Inch Nails, The Horrors @ Bowery Ballroom
* All Star 34 Band Salute to John Hughes @ Cake Shop
* Warm Up w/ Talibam!, The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ PS1
* Palomar, Folklore, My Teenage Stride, Knight School @ Bruar Falls
* Nebula, The Entrance Band, Snake Sustaine Naam @ Santos Party House
* Roots of American Music w/ Lizz Wright, Allen Toussaint @ Damrosch Park
* Choo Choo La Rouge, Dump, Clint Michigan, Jennifer O'Connor @ Union Hall
* Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls Showcase Concert @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* These Are Powers, Jessica Hopper, Katie Stelmanis @ Littlefield
* Real Estate, Air Waves, Ducktails, Family Portrait, Beach Fossils @ Market Hotel
* Roots of American Music: In The Spirit of Odetta w/ Ramblin' Jack Elliot, more @ Damrosch Park
* The Death Set, Team Robespierre, NinjaSonik, Juiceboxxx, Best Fwends, Cerebral Ballzy, So So Glos & Wild Yaks Over the Auto Parts Store
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Fest's closing weekend features the 26th Annual Roots of American Music Fest with an afternoon program of "In The Spirit of Odetta" that features Tommy Sands and Fionan and Moya, Calypso Rose, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and The Holmes Brothers. Then tonight, the Damrosch Park Bandshell hosts Lizz Wright and Allen Toussaint.
PS1's Warm Up brings Talibam! and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. And not surprisingly, TPHB have yet another new gig booked. They'll be opening for >Chromeo at their Irving Plaza show on October 16th.
Speaking of bands who get booked on a lot of good show, The Drums play with DJ Joakim at the Tribeca Grand Hotel
Littlefield hosts a party for The Girls Guide to Rocking with music from These Are Powers, Jessica Hopper, Katie Stelmanis, Ghost Bees and MNDR.
There's a mystery bill at the Cake Shop's All Star 34 Band Salute to John Hughes
Santos Party House hosts a heavy-rock lineup of Nebula, The Entrance Band, Snake Sustaine and Naam. You may have caught The Entrance Band when they opened for Sonic Youth. Speaking of Sonic Youth, they have a show coming up at Terminal 5.
Helado Negro aka Roberto Carlos Lange kicks off his "5 Borough Tour," taking place throughout the week, with a show in Queens at The Jackson.
Nardwuar interviewed La Roux. Video below...
Les Savy Fav @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Natasha Ryan)
BROOKLYN KNITTING FACTORY SET TO OPEN / BROOKLYN'S LES SAVY FAV TO PLAY OPENING NIGHT
"The Knitting Factory, a leader in the New York arts scene for over two decades, is proud to announce that our new venue at 361 Metropolitan Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY will be opening September 2009. Brooklyn-based favorites, Les Savy Fav, will perform and host the opening night on Wednesday September 9th. Upcoming shows will feature performances by: Boss Hog, Rasputina, Mayer Hawthorne, Titus Andronicus, The Raincoats, The Spits, Mucca Pazza, Melissa Auf der Maur, cEvin Key, A Wilhelm Scream, Helado Negro, Maps and Atlases, No Neck Blues Band, Dub Trio, Smokey's Secret Family and much more to be announced. Upcoming special events include this year's Williamsburg Fashion Week's Fashion and Arts Premiere, the Miss LEZ Pageant and the Royal Flush Film Festival.We've been waiting for this news since first finding out Knitting Factory was taking over the Brooklyn Luna Lounge lounge space in April 2008 (which was followed by official confirmation in July of the same year). Since then, Knitting Factory's Manhattan location closed and reopened (and closed again) and lots of people have been left wondering what the deal was.
The Titus Andronicus/So So Glos show (tickets) is the last date on a long tour that also includes a show at Maxwell's.
And tickets and dates to all of the above mentioned shows are HERE.
More about the space, HERE.
Tim Harrington apologizes to his mom, in the video below...