Entries tagged with: Here We Go Magic
The Blow @ SXSW 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
As the Bell House's Haiti benefit on Wednesday, January 27th approaches, the show's lineup keeps getting more and more interesting. Since the initial announcement a few changes have been made (The Walkmen replacing Cold War Kids for one) and more acts have been announced. The schedule
below reflects the expected set times, with the disclaimers that "performers will be playing abbreviated, acoustic and/or stripped down sets" and "line up subject to change."
AC Newman (who's putting out a new New Pornographers record), Rhett Miller and Nicole Atkins are playing as a Seekers cover band (a supergroup similar to what St. Vincent & Bon Iver did at MHOW on Saturday). Zach Galifianakis was also at the BV Haiti event,
UPDATE: Despite a press release that went out, The Bell House says that Paul Rudd & Zach Galifianakis are not on this benefit (they never said they were, but the press release did). Also the venue says that the set times that were posted (including here last night) are wrong.
Tickets for the benefit show are still on sale.
The Blow's last album was 2006's Paper Television, when Jona Bechtolt from YACHT was still in the group. For YACHT's upcoming tour, Bechtolt and member Claire Evans will bolster their live show (previously them and a laptop) by a band consisting of Rob Kieswetter of Bobby Birdman (who is also opening), Jeff Brodsky of Jeffrey Jerusalem, and D. Reuben Snyder of Rob Walmart. The backing band's name is 'The Straight Gaze'. A tour preview clip is posted below.
More Bell House info with full lineup & poster below...
In this late submission to our End of 2009 Interview series with NYC bands, Here We Go Magic band members Michael Bloch and Jennifer Turner answer some questions about their year. Catch them live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 29th (with Glass Ghost & Midnight Masses). Check out their interview below...
Here We Go Magic @ South Street Seaport in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Two local NYC bands have scheduled headlining 2010 shows that are going on sale soon. Here We Go Magic, the project of Luke Temple that had its self-titled debut come out in early 2009, play Friday, January 29th at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Midnight Masses and Glass Ghost. Tickets go sale Wednesday, November 25th at noon. The band's busy 2009 included a pair of high-profile opening gigs for Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear.
Glass Ghost opened for Dirty Projectors at one of their four NYC shows.
White Rabbits are another NYC band with a 2010 date coming up. They play Bowery Ballroom on Sunday, January 24th (no openers announced yet). Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 27th at noon. The band played the venue in May with Cymbals Eay Guitars and The Antlers - bands that have gotten considerably bigger since.
The Antlers headline their own show at Bowery on December 15th.
Vidoes and tour dates are below...
photos by Bryan Bruchman
Titus Andronicus @ Knitting Factory
Titus Andronicus and The So So Glos closed out their six-week North American tour (it kicked off at Monster Island Basement on September 2nd) with a show at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Thursday, October 15th. Grooms opened...
"In a room packed with family and friends, So So Glos absolutely killed it. I love this band. Every time they get up on stage they put their all into what they are doing, and they clearly love rock and roll. You know someone really loves what they're doing when, after six weeks of the same thing every night, the guys in this band are still moshing and mouthing all the words to Titus after their own set. What a genuine bunch of dudes. When they take the stage, they make it seem like the guitars are their weapons, and they're using rock and roll to energetically fight for everything good in the world. I did once see them almost start a fight at Death By Audio, but tonight was just good vibes all around, with an energetic under-aged crowd moshing along up front and us older folk enjoying ourselves, merely absorbing the So So Glos from the back.Titus Andronicus's next NYC show is a MyOpenBar/Going.com/Spinner show at Webster Hall on October 20th with Beach Fossils Here We Go Magic, and Woods (flyer below). The band is also scheduled to appear as a guest alongside Vivian Girls, Andrew W.K. and Katie Stelmanis at Fucked Up's Chemistry of Common Life show on November 5th at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
Titus Andronicus was about the same as well. Patrick Stickles is an amazing front man. He's totally bizarre, with an enormous black beard and eccentric stage banter. You can tell he's obviously the force behind both the literary and smart punk songs the band churns out. I'd seen Titus in the past with a bigger lineup and more instruments, including a keyboard. This time around they were just guitar, guitar, bass and drums. While I do think that they lost some of their grandeur with the departure of the keyboards, Titus didn't just power through their angst-ridden teenage tunes. Stickles mastered his guitar feedback to dramatic effect, with exciting builds and pauses. When this band releases their next album in 2010 (around March, Stickles promised), their career will certainly be unstoppable." [Breakthru Radio]
The So So Glos are currently touring Europe with The Virgins. Dates are below.
Brooklyn's Grooms (who used to be called Muggabears) have a slew of CMJ appearances coming up. They play a non-CMJ show on Tuesday (10/20) at Death by Audio, a Force Field CMJ show at Pianos on Oct. 21, the In Tandem Magazine CMJ show at Littlefield on on Oct. 23, and an After the Jump day show on Oct 24 at Brooklyn Bowl. Rejoicer, Grooms' debut, came out October 20th on the Death By Audio label.
The rest of the Knitting Factory pictures, some fliers and all tour dates, below...
No Age @ ATP NY in September (more by Ryan Muir)
tonight in NYC
* Lenny Kravitz @ Irving Plaza
* Uninhabitable Mansions @ Cake Shop
* Nick Lowe, Bill Kirchen @ City Winery
* Erin McKeown, Jill Souble @ Union Hall
* Boy Crisis, Das Racist, Paenus @ Pianos
* The Dodos, The Ruby Suns @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Raveonettes, The Black Angels @ Webster Hall
* No Age, Woods, Silk Flowers @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, Eula @ Maxwell's
* So Percussion: Imaginary City @ BAM Harvey Theater
* Regina Spektor, Jupiter One @ Radio City Music Hall
* Trampled By Turtles, Jennifer O'Connor @ 92YTribeca
* A Rose Parade, I.U.D., Here We Go Magic @ Union Pool
* Georgiana Starlington, Boysen Girls, more @ Don Pedro
* Daniel Johnston, The Capitol Years, Hymns @ Highline Ballroom
* Sea Wolf, Port O'Brien, Sara Lov, Sarah Jaffe @ Mercury Lounge
* Built to Spill, Disco Doom, Violent Soho @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tayisha Busay, DJ Melissa from Telepathe, Bad Brilliance @ Glasslands
* Real Estate, Big Troubles, Honeydos, Oneohtrix Point Never @ Monster Island Basement
Here We Go Magic got kind of big in the last year, so that's kind of cool that they're playing a low key show at Union Pool tonight with A Rose Parade. A Rose Parade is a collaboration between Gerard Smith of TV on the Radio and Shannon Funchess of Chk Chk Chk.
Daniel Johnston tours behind his new record with a show tonight at Highline Ballroom. The Capitol Years and Hymns open.
Uninhabitable Mansions, which has members of Au Revoir Simone, CYHSY!, and ex-Dirty on Purpose, play Cake Shop tonight (and a CMJ show next week).
Real Estate, full-length on the way, kick off their tour at Monster Island Basement with Big Troubles, Honeydos and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Sea Wolf (aka L.A.'s Alex Brown Church) plays Mercury Lounge tonight and Union Hall Friday, both with Sara Lov and Port O'Brien.
Port O'Brien is playing a free in-store at Sound Fix tomorrow (10/15) at Sound Fix Records.
Speaking of SNL, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers were scheduled to play a show at Wellmont Theatre but they canceled.
Nick Lowe and Bill Kirchen play City Winery.
Titus Andronicus and The So So Glos are on tour - the first show of that was at Monster Island in early September. Tonight they play Maxwell's tomorrow and tomorrow the tour wraps at the new Knitting Factory. Titus will then join Fucked Up and guests at that band's Nov. 5th event.
Peasant and others are playing a "Jingle Punks" party tonight. Flyer below..
So Percussion's BAM Next Wave show Imaginary City begins tonight, and play through Saturday, at BAM's Harvey Theater.
The BrooklynVegan CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is less than a week away.
Then three night after the Music Hall show is the BBG/Relapse official.
Japandroids, who have a long list of CMJ and non-CMJ shows coming up, played "Heart Sweats" and "The Boys Are Leaving Town" on Pitchfork's A>D>D, posted below.
A video of Micachu & The Shapes from their October 2nd show at Littlefield is posted below.
Cale Parks performing at the Diesel Store - 7/22 (Christopher Holloran)
The Diesel store on the corner of 5th Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan is hosting live (and DJed) music all this week.
Today (Thursday):Diesel's bigger Diesel U show at Webster Hall is on July 30th. That show will feature the Roots, Passion Pit and others (tickets start to become available on July 25th).
3pm Phenomenal Hand Clap Band
12pm Black Gold
2pm Elevator Fight
4pm Here We Go Magic
The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band played another show at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, and coming up, they will be at LPR on August 12th with Friendly Fires and at the BKLYN Yard on August 15th before a West Coast trip at the end of August.
Suckers continue their Pianos residency tonight (July 23rd) and July 30th. Tonight they'll be joined by Bear In Heaven, Intermissions and Hexa. Next week support comes from Sean Bones (who played Glasslands last night), Acrylics and Class Actress.
If you don't frequently find yourself on 54th & 5th, you can see what it looks like at the Diesel Store, in the video (which includes an appearance by Sean Bones) below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Here We Go Magic
Amazingly there was no rain and New Zealand's Bachelorette, after an earlier DJ set by Mike Wolf, started right at 7pm. Unlike at Cake Shop earlier this month, Annabel Alpers (the main force behind the band) played completely solo. I wasn't looking too closely at what she was using on stage, but at a minimum it was a keyboard, a laptop, a guitar and her voice.
"Her debut for Drag City, and second proper album, has been described by a couple of writers as a sort of quirky "bedroom pop." I wholeheartedly disagree. My Electric Family is expansive, radical, and ionospheric. Packed with reverb, sweeping moods, and surrealistic lyrical motifs, Bachelorette is way too large for any bedroom." [The Decibel Tolls]Luckily the volume was loud enough - Bachelorette had no problem filling the large, outdoor space that is South Street Seaport.
Many were sitting, waiting in the wings, and still just showing up as the opener played. It didn't seem like it would be the most-packed concert the space has seen, which made sense since it was a holiday weekend, but by the time Here We Go Magic took the stage around 8:00, the crowd actually filled in nicely. Seaport Music producer Stephen Dima mentioned the same as he introduced the band. And this time it was a full band, and they sounded great...
"...they opened up with new songs that are not on their album, we asked Luke [Temple] what his plans are for the future of Here We Go Magic and he is excited and about to begin his European tour and he is currently working on the new album. He was really nice, he also has a nice butt." [My Heart's Beat]Everyone seemed to agree (about the band sounding great). They were cheered to return for a short encore. Everything was over by 9:00.
Bachelorette was also scheduled to play a Rooftop Films show on Friday, July 4th. More pictures from the Seaport below...
Here We Go Magic @ MHOW in June (more by Tim Griffin)
We are free shows in New York City, down on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.Here We Go Magic and Bachelorette kick off the free NYC concert series tonight (7/3). Full, updated summer schedule, below...
No reservations or tickets of any kind are necessary.
All our shows start at 6pm with guest DJ's or sometimes early band sets if there's more than 2 bands on the bill - more value for you the free concert goer!
There are several parking lots within 1-2 block distance from the pier but we encourage you to take public transportation - it costs less and is better for the environment! [Seaport Music Festival]
photos by Tim Griffin
iTunes' top 10 selling albums of the week ending June 1, 2009:And now we continue with our documentation of Grizzly Bear's each and every move. Here is the set of pictures from Sunday night's Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg - opener Here We Go Magic included (5/31). This orchestra-less, choir-less, quartet-less show came one night after GB played their two shows at Town Hall, which came after they played Sasquatch. Their next NYC show will be a free Pool Party. Their next show will be tonight (6/2) at the Trocadero in Philly. More pictures and the setlist from Sunday below...
1. "Relapse," Eminem
2. "21st Century Breakdown," Green Day
3. "A_CROSS // The_EARTH: Tear Down the Walls," Hillsong United
4. "Season 8 Favorite Performances," Adam Lambert
5. "The Fame," Lady GaGa
6. "ISolated INcident," Dane Cook
7. "Defying Gravity," Keith Urban
8. "Veckatimest," Grizzly Bear
9. "Only By the Night," Kings of Leon
10. "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," Dave Matthews Band (via)
photos by Fresh Bread
"The band has two songwriting powers, Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen, who both sing. Grizzly Bear prefers full-band songwriting credits, so it's not clear who's responsible for what.Grizzly Bear played their second of two shows at NYC's Town Hall last night (5/29). They play one more NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (5/31) before leaving on tour with Here We Go Magic. Setlist and more on the first night at Town Hall, HERE. More pictures from that same night - Brooklyn Youth Choir and fancy light show included, below....
But when Mr. Droste sings lead, the harmonies seem to come from the natural properties of the voice; when Mr. Rossen sings lead, the songs get browner, based in the harmony of his unusual guitar tunings." [NY Times]
DOWNLOAD: Grizzly Bear on AOL's the Interface (MP3)
When they weren't busy talking to the NY Times, Fader, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, or one of the many other publications who wrote about them this month, Grizzly Bear stopped by the AOL studios for a session with the Interface. MP3 and picture from that above.
Their new album Veckatimest was released Tuesday, and last night (5/28) was the first of two shows for the band at Town Hall in NYC. Tonight (5/29) is the second. Here We Go Magic is the opener on the whole tour. Pictures are coming, but in the meantime, last night's setlist is below...
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Fangela (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Fangela (live on Laundromatinee) (MP3)
Here We Go Magic are about to depart on their tour with Grizzly Bear that kicks off after they play three local shows (Town Hall, Town Hall, MHOW), but first, you can catch Luke Temple and band tonight (5/26, 10pm) at a secretish show at Union Pool in Brooklyn with Midnight Masses. FREE SHOW.
"It's simple really: Summer. Friday night. New York City. The first port in the new world hosting some of the best new music, as well as those established and influential artists you already know and love. All of this amidst the city's most inspiring views of tall buildings, historic ships and nighttime sky. All for FREE.Updated free NYC show lineup below...
Get ready, cause summer is coming and with it another great line up on Pier 17 at the Seaport. Hard to believe we're entering our eighth season of summer shows but 2009 promises to be amongst our best.
Highlights this year include Superchunk, Polvo, Obits, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and well, pretty much every night is a highlight to us.
Our FREE, outdoor series runs every Friday night from July 3 to August 14. The music starts at 6pm with a Guest DJ and bands go on around 7pm. Join us downtown to take in the stunning backdrop and enjoy New York's best open air venue.
Seaport Music is presented by the River to River Festival."
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
South Street Seaport (more by Chris La Putt)
South Street Seaport - initial 2009 show schedule
June 13 (noon) - Children's Day
June 27 (7:00) - New York City Opera
July 03 (6:00) - Here We Go Magic & Bachelorette
July 10 (6:00) - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & TBA
July 17 (6:00) - TBA
July 20-30 --- Sitelines (see below)
July 24 (6:00) - Black Moth Super Rainbow & TBA
July 31 (6:00) - TBA
Aug 07 (6:00) - Moshi Moshi day w/ Casiokids, The Wave Pictures & Slow Club
Aug 14 (6:00) - TBA
NYC's summer-long Seaport Music Series, part of the River to River Festival is back with more free, outdoor concerts in 2009. The initial portion of the always-indie-heavy lineup is here - both above, and in more detail, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
The Cave Singers
Friends; we have finished our new record and it is currently kiting toward the pressing mill. We hope you are well, and finding life filled with a bit of love.The Cave Singers (ex-Pretty Girls Make Graves) have a month-long April tour planned. That includes 2 NYC shows this week. On Wednesday, April 1st (TONIGHT), the band plays Union Hall in Brooklyn with Pepi Ginsberg (Tickets). Then, Thursday, April 2nd the Cave Singers play Mercury Lounge with Pepi Ginsberg (again), Phantogram, and Brooklyn's The Antlers (Tickets).
Album should be coming out on August 18th, yeah, I know, BBQ Time! Let's light it up and cut it up and steal our own cars of the future. Love is love.
Keep on keeping on. Cave Bros.
[Cave Singers' Myspace, March 25, 2009]
The Antlers' great new album called Hospice (pictured) is out now. Grab two tracks from that album for free at the top of this post.
Nearly all other dates on The Cave Singers' upcoming US tour are with Golden Boots and Dr. Dog (who'll be at the Clearwater Festival in June).
The Cave Singers' last record was its debut Invitation Songs, which came out on Matador in 2007. A video and all tour dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Here We Go Magic @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Jonny Leather)
Rarely have a band name and a song title both been so appropriately chosen: In "Tunnelvision," Luke Temple's new project Here We Go Magic quickly establishes that nothing is as it seems. Anyone coming in cold, not knowing about Temple's involvement, would assume that the voice repeating the words "Tunnelvision / Strange decision" is a woman, for one thing.Get the full story on Here We Go Magic and Luke Temple here. As you can see from the pic above, the band played a Bowery Ballroom show with Department of Eagles in January - they'll share a bill with Daniel Rossen again as the band tours with Grizzly Bear this May/June - opening two NYC shows at Town Hall (tix for both May 28 & May 29 won't be on sale for much longer).
At the same time, it's hard not to get lost in Here We Go Magic's guitars, which provide a steady pulse at the same time they drench the song in reverb and delay. By roughly the three-minute mark -- around the time Temple sings, "Anything is possible" -- "Tunnelvision" has become engrossing to the point of hypnosis. Which, given the band's name, makes a lot of sense. -[Here We Go Magic on NPR's Song of the Day]
Before meeting up with Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic will headline their own Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, April 7th. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates and the video for "Tunnelvision" below...
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic feat. Luke Temple - Fangela (MP3)
Stereogum is co-presenting shows at Santos Party House now. Each week they'll "invite a guest curator to assemble a one-night-only lineup of performances and collaborations from sonic and visual art worlds". They kick things off tonight (3/3) with a night "curated by Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance, I.U.D.) and Sadie Laska (Growing, Actress, I.U.D.), featuring performances from Black Dice's Eric Copeland, DJ Matt Manderson (Neon Kobra Krew), Whitney Museum-celebrated video artist Alex Bag, and of course I.U.D. with Spencer Sweeney." "Tickets are $10 every week, with a recession-proof $5 reduction if you RSVP. It's a 21+ affair, so bring your ID. Buy all the tickets." The flyer that lists the lineups for every Tuesday night in March is below.
Speaking of Gang Gang Dance, don't forget they have a MoMA-related show coming up in NYC.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys played his first NYC solo (with band) show at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. How was it? Find out tonight (3/3) when they do it again at Bowery Ballroom. Hacienda and Those Darlins are acting as openers and touring with Dan to Austin where Those Darlins will play a bunch of shows including the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club DeVille on Wednesday March 18th (full lineup to get its own post any second now) and the My Old Kentucky Blog/Aquarium Drunkard party happening Peckerheads on Sixth the next afternoon.
photos by Jonny Leather
Department of Eagles and Here We Go Magic played Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday night (1/19). More pictures from the show below...
"To date, Luke Temple has been unconfined by genre. His full-length debut Hold a Match for a Gasoline World presented heartfelt folk tunes and expansive pop numbers filtered through a unique outsider perspective. Last year's follow-up Snowbeast was an avant statement full of interwoven light and dark imagery recorded entirely in his Brooklyn bedroom.The rebranded Luke Temple has a bunch of shows coming up including some with Department of Eagles which includes the sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on January 19th. There's also February 15th at Southpaw, March 3rd at Le Poisson Rouge, SXSW, and a whole bunch of non-NYC/Austin dates across the country, BUT FIRST the old-original-actual Luke Temple will be playing a solo show tonight, January 16th, at Le Poisson Rouge with Jonah Smith.
Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke's self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material. Luke recorded the album at home using analog synths, a cassette 4-track, and his trusty SM-57 mic, coloring the sound with warmth and creating textures you want to wrap yourself in." [says Luke's PR/bio]
Definitely check out the three tracks streaming at MySpace. All dates below...