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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Austin Psych Fest returns for its 6th year from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch, and since we last spoke, the festival's lineup has been expanded to now include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.

They join previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more. Unfortunately, Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour, are no longer playing. APF Tickets are still available.

The fest has also announced that there will be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.

Updated lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest expands lineup (Panda Bear, War On Drugs, BJM, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, more)"

Here We Go Magic @ Baby's All Right last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
HWGM

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Endless Boogie, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, CCDJ @ Baby's All Right
Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase has been playing a lot of experimental shows of late, and tonight is the debut of a new ensemble he's apart of -- Cochrane, Chase, DuClos and Jones -- who'll be playing "a set of driving instrumental arrangements created by Chris Cochrane." Also on the bill are Tunde Adebimpe's group Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band and the perfectly named Endless Boogie.

Small Black, Radical Dads @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is part of the family-friendly Kidrockers series, today with dancerockers Small Black and highly-underrated trio Radical Dads who'll be playing to a lot more actual dads than usually do. Show starts at 11:30 AM.

Until The Ribbon Breaks, Dusted, Porcelain Raft, The Range @ Brooklyn Bowl
Sunday series "It's a School Night" is throwing their Holiday Party tonight with an interesting bill, including IDM producer The Range (he of the acclaimed Nonfiction LP) and the ethereal electronics of Porcelain Raft. Free with RSVP (do so by 3PM today) or $7 at the door.

Here We Go Magic, Celestial Shore, Les Bonhommes, and Ron Shalom/Austin Vaughn @ Silent Barn
While Luke Temple is busy with a solo album, and an experimental collaborative residency at Union Pool, he's also been playing a lot with his band Here We Go Magic. Is a new album in the works? Also on the bill are the lovely, intricate sounds of Celestial Shore.

Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House
One of the many sad things about Maxwell's closing this year was that Yo La Tengo's annual Hannukah shows would no longer be happening. It's not quite the same but their four sold-out holiday shows at The Bell House will hopefully have some of the same spirit and surprises. Friday's show featured two sets and no openers. This is Night 3.

Dave Hill, The Gregory Brothers, Andy Burri, Stuckey & Murray, John Early, The Reformed Whores @ Union Pool
Variety show The Moon is throwing their holiday party tonight with an evening that's a little more musically oriented than they usually do. BV contributor Dave Hill is on the bill, as are the Gregory Brothers aka the guys behind Autotune the News, "Double Rainbow" and more.

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir @ Joe's Pub
Longtime anti-capitalist crusader Reverend Billy continues his Sunday ministry / residency at Joe's Pub which runs through December 22.

Blanche Blanche Blanche, Guerilla Toss, PC Worship @ 285 Kent
Owing a lot to nervous staccato new wave groups, Blanche Blanche Blanche released their very tightly wound Breaking Mirrors earlier this year. Guerilla Toss aren't too far off from that description either.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Kelis
Kelis

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, the newish band of TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, did a Union Pool residency not too long ago, and they'll be playing another show in their hometown of NYC this Sunday (12/15) at Baby's All RIght with Endless Boogie. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer below.

It's their only upcoming date at the moment, though Endless Boogie have other dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks including MHOW on 2/27 (tickets).

Speaking of TV on the Radio, as discussed, member Dave Sitek is producing the new Kelis album, Food. That album was originally supposed to come out on Sitek's Federal Prism label this year, but it was just announced that she's instead releasing it on April 28 via her new label, Ninja Tune (!), a label mostly known for forward-thinking electronic music from Bonobo, Machinedrum, The Bug, and others. It's the first album that will not be on a major label for Kelis, who has had at least one major pop breakthrough. Kelis says of the signing:

I'm really happy to be partnering with Ninja Tune on my new record. This is the album I've wanted to make for a long time and I want the team around me to be as excited and energetic about it as I am. I'm also very happy to be working with some of the most creative people in the industry.
And the people at Ninja Tune note:
Entirely produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), 'Food' is a soul record that's as raw and alternative as it is classic. In choosing Ninja as her new home, Kelis is another example of a world-class talent turning to the independent music world in order to work outside the constraints often put in place by major labels.
In other Ninja Tune news, we just posted a live Machinedrum video and an upcoming Floating Points show.

Flyer for HIggins Waterproof Black Magic Band show below...

Continue reading "Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band playing Baby's; Kelis signed to Ninja Tune for new Dave Sitek-produced LP"

by Bill Pearis

Leverage Models @ MHOW in August (more by PSquared Photography)
Leverage Models

Leverage Models released their self-titled debut today via Hometapes. If you dug the band's "Cooperative Extensions" single (which kicks off the LP) chances are you'll be down with the rest of it that owes much to that early-'80s era when postpunks decided they could change the world by going pop. (I'm talking ABC, Spandau Ballet, The Associates... there's some Talking Heads in there too.) You can stream "Sweep" that features Sharon Van Etten below, and listen to the whole album via Spotify and Rdio.

Live, the band do a good job of bringing the record's widescreen ambitions to life, complete with a percussionist on syn-toms, a saxophonist and singer Shannon Fields who is not afraid to go all-in on the frontman role. You can see it for yourself this week when Leverage Models play a record release show at Glasslands on Thursday (10/3)Maria MinervaBeca (replacing Butterclock who was originally supposed to play) and Tippy ToesTickets for that show are on sale now.

You've got a couple more opportunities to catch Leverage Models in NYC: they'll open for Tunde Adebimpe's (of TVOTR) Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band at Union Pool on October 13, and then they'll play Mercury Lounge on November 1. Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (10/4) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/2) at noon. The band will also be playing CMJ shows (none announced yet) so keep an eye out.

Song stream below....

Continue reading "Leverage Models released debut LP, celebrating at Glasslands this week, playing CMJ and other shows (dates & streams)"

HWBMB at their first show, December 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Higgins

As mentioned, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, a newish project from TVotR's Tunde Adebimpe and drummer Ryan Sawyer, will release their debut EP on October 1 via their own ZNA Records. You can stream a track from that below.

In celebration of the EP, the group have an October residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool, playing every Sunday of the month. It's where the band made their live debut when they opened for Yeah Yeah Yeah's Hurricane Sandy relief benefit last December. They've also invited friends to open:

10/6: Little Shalimar and a quartet of Chris Corsano, Daniel Carter, Demian Richardson, and David Moss

10/13 : Leverage Models and Invisible Familiars

10/20: Soft Location and Abdoulaye Diabaté/Banning Eyre

10/27: William Tyler

No advance tickets for any of the residency shows. Check out a flyer for the residency and the song stream below.

Continue reading "Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (Tunde's new band) doing Union Pool Residency in October"

TV on the Radio @ FYF 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
TV on the Radio

Having left Interscope back in the spring, the gears are clearly starting to move again for TV on the Radio who will now putting out music through guitarist Dave Sitek's Federal Prism label. They were just out in LA for the FYF Fest and have released a couple digital singles this summer, both of which have come with impressive videos. "Mercy" is probably the most immediate, driving rock song the band have done since the early days of "Wolf Like Me"; and "Million Miles" is more ethereally soulful. TVotR just performed "Mercy" last night on The Late Show with David Letterman last night (9/5) and you can watch that below.

The two tracks' respective videos are both productions of a MySpace project called Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like. The funny, thoughtful one for "Million Miles" was co-directed by singer Tunde Adebimpe. They're both worth watching and you can do so below.

Meanwhile, you may remember that a Tunde Adebimpe side project, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (with Ryan Sawyer on drums), opened for Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Union Pool last November. The band will release their debut EP on October first via their own ZNA label. You can listen to a track from that, "The Blast, The Bloom," below.

Continue reading "TV on the Radio released singles, played Letterman (videos); Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band ready EP"

Solange at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Solange

As noted, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival will return to BAM from April 25 - 27 and is again curated by The National's Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner. A partial list of 2013 performers has been announced and includes headliners The Roots, Solange and TV on the Radio, as well as Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Julia Holter and Here We Go Magic. Full list of announced performers is below.

Festival passes to all three days of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry are on sale now as are tickets to April 25 (The Roots), April 26 (Solange), and April 27 (TV on the Radio).

Continue reading "The Roots, Solange and TV on the Radio headlining 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (initial line-up announced, tix on sale)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Union Pool, 12/8/2012
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs teamed with Higgins Waterproof Blackmagic (a new side project from Tunde of TV on the Radio) and a DJ set from Creep at Union Pool last night (12/8). Yes, the room was absolutely minuscule for a band of the YYY's size, but the occasion was to help raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, specifically via Waves 4 Water (follow that link to donate if you can). The YYYs were a quartet for the evening, adding collaborator David Pajo to the mix on that rainy Saturday.

More pics from Union Pool are below, including one of the setlist (which included the new song "Despair" presumably from their forthcoming LP).

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Union Pool (pics, setlist)"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Angel Orensanz in 2009 (more by Chris Goldberg)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

As mentioned, Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit at the very intimate Union Pool on December 8 with Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (aka Tunde Adebimpe from TVOTR, Alex Holden, Ryan Sawyer, and Josh Werner) and DJ Creep.

Tickets for the show go on sale today (11/27) at noon. Options include $75 tickets (with a complimentary Jameson cocktail) or $100 tickets (which includes a silkscreened poster designed by Tunde Adebimpe and a cocktail). All proceeds go to Waves for Water.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Brooklyn Bowl, December 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin])
YYYs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at the very tiny Union Pool on Saturday, December 8. Opening the show will be Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band which is Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio, plus Alex Holden, Ryan Sawyer And Josh Werner. Between sets, duo Creep will DJ.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday (11/27) at noon are either $75 (includes a complimentary Jameson cocktail) or $100 which will also include a silkscreened poster designed by Tunde Adebimpe. All proceeds go to Waves For Water, an "international surf-based non-profit organization, whose positive, "no-nonsense" approach has provided clean water to victims of natural disasters around the globe." You can also donate directly to Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative here.

Meanwhile, word is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have completed work on their new, still-untitled, album (their first in four years) which will reportedly be out Spring 2013. Maybe they'll play some of the new songs at Union Pool.

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs playing Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Union Pool, new album due next year"