Entries tagged with: High Places
Black Pus at Summerstage in July (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned in What's Going on Thursday?, High Places play Glasslands tonight (8/18) with Soft Circle (featuring Hisham Bharoocha formerly of Lightning Bolt and Black Dice), Zambri, and Driphouse. Tickets are still on sale.
Zambri, who are also on the Glasslands bill tonight, recently signed to Kanine Records. They were set to play Summerscreen in McCarren Park on 8/3 along with a screening of Clueless but the show was rained out. It's since been rescheduled for August 24 at McCarren Park. The band are set to release their debut EP Glossolalia on November 8 via the label. They'll play a record release show at Glasslands on November 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Check out the EP's artwork, tracklist, and a teaser video below.
Happy New Year aka Eleanor Logan of Adult Themes, who is on the DbA bill with Black Pus, also plays Out in the Streets Festival which takes place on August 27 and 28 at Brooklyn Fireproof. Other artists on the festival include NewVillager, Lemonade, Janka Nabay, The Forms, Computer Magic, Magic Mountain, Physical Therapy, Milagres, Mi Ami, and more. A flier for the festival is below.
All dates, video and other stuff below...
Emmy the Great
Tokyo Police Club @ Sasquach 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
today in NYC
* Fieldwork @ The Stone
* Big Freedia @ The Morgan
* The New Lines @ Bar 4
* SI*SE @ Hiro Ballroom
* Joan Osborne @ City Winery
* Beyonce @ Roseland Ballroom
* Bird of Youth @ The Living Room
* Andrea Havis @ The Manhattan Inn
* Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Wave Pictures @ Public Assembly
* Figurines, Monogold @ Mercury Lounge
* Stats, Future By Now, Xaddax @ Bruar Falls
* Yacht Rock Revue @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Mickey Hart Band, Matt Turk @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Johanna Warren, Rock Dove, Sex God @ Zebulon
* Handsome Furs, Thee Satisfaction @ Bowery Ballroom
* Manawi Thorn, Pistola, Beauty Apes @ The Rock Shop
* Cheap Trick, The Rattlers @ Seaside Summer Concerts
* Suckers, Rewards, Matthew Holtzclaw @ Cameo Gallery
* High Places, Soft Circle, Zambri, Driphouse @ Glasslands
* Punch, Loma Prieta, Death First, Grudges @ The Acheron
* Emmy The Great, Joywave @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Dntel, The One AM Radio, Geotic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* KMFDM, Human Factors Lab, Army of the Universe @ Irving Plaza
* Shearing Pinx, Sightings, Whore Paint, The Dreebs @ Death By Audio
* Trophy Wives, Metal Feathers, Risk/Rewards, Bad Dream @ Saint Vitus
* Tommy Stinson, La Dolce Vita, The Liza Colby Sound @ Bowery Electric
* Delicate Steve, The Stepkids, Parlovr @ Mercury Lounge (free)
* Sick of Sarah, Hunter Valentine, Vanity Theft, Mitten @ Knitting Factory
* The Liminanas, The Wrong Words, Gaz Gaz, The Judy Blooms @ Cake Shop
* Brick & Mortar, Abstract Artimus, Dan Friel (Silent Barn Benefit) @ Maxwell's
* Frankenpine, The Doc Marshalls, Alana Amram & The Rough Gems @ Union Hall
* Kreayshawn, Smoke DZA, Phony Ppl, Roach Gigz, Moe Green @ Highline Ballroom
* Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Big Freedia, Japanther, Team Robespierre @ House of Vans
* Salo, Hivesmasher, Bloody Phoenix (members of Despise You), Spicoli @ The Charleston
* Palomar, I'm Turning Into, Little Racer, Spanish Prisoners, Vacation, Jeane, Nite Flights @ Shea Stadium
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Low have a new video for "Especially Me." Check it out below.
DOWNLOAD: High Places - "Year Off" (MP3)
High Places at Newton Barge Park in 2010 (more by Marianne Ventrice)
High Places are set to release their new LP Original Colors on October 11 via Thrill Jockey. Grab the album's first track, "Year Off," above and check out the artwork and tracklist below.
High Places are planning a tour this fall, but while we wait for that to be announced, they've got a few upcoming dates this month, including one this Saturday (8/13) at Tammany Hall with Ital and Shams. Tickets are on sale now. A flier for the show is below.
All dates, album art, and tracklist, below...
photos by Marianne Ventrice
"Not letting a little rain deter us from the excellent High Places/Fucked Up/Liars show at Barge Park." - jdye
Cults (who just opened for Goldfrapp), Male Bonding (who are touring with Best Coast in September) and Titus Andronicus played the early show on the "MetroPCS Stage" at Newtown Barge Park as part of the 2nd annual Northside Festival in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon (6/26). High Places, Fucked Up and Liars played the show right afterward at the same venue. More pictures starting with Titus, below...
Javelin @ Bowery Ballroom in February (more by Jessica Amaya)
Whitney Live: Summer 2010"Downstairs this July and August Whitney Live rocks the Lower Gallery and Sculpture Court with upstarts in experimental pop, tropicalia, chill-wave, beach music, garage rock, post-punk, and globe-trotting bass-inflected DJ beats. Whitney Live is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-9 pm."
Presented by Keds
Fridays: July 2, July 23, Aug 13, Aug 27
Lower Gallery / Sculpture Court 7pm
HIGH PLACES + TORO Y MOI
BEAR HANDS + DARLINGS
JAVELIN + WARPAINT
DJ/RUPTURE + TANLINES
Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg and Wye Oak's Andy Stack are playing a show at the museum on Friday, June 25th to ring in an exhibit of art by painter Charles Burchfield.
The Biennial just closed at the museum - there's a video tour of it below...
DOWNLOAD: Fucked Up - Here Lies Are (MP3)
Fucked Up @ MWTX in Austin (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Lineups for Brooklyn's Northside Festival are coming together-- and some of the bigger shows (that aren't at Music Hall) are going to be at Greenpoint's Newtown Barge Park. First, Titus Andronicus, Cults and a special guest play an afternoon (1pm) show on Saturday, June 26th. Later that night, Liars, Fucked Up and High Places play the space (6pm). Then the next night (6/27, 6pm), Les Savy Fav performs with Polvo and Grails. Tickets to all three are on sale now. The shows are all ages (badges, which you must be 21+ to purchase, get you in too, capacity permitting).
Northside writes that the shows will be the first at the 1,500-capacity park space. Newtown Barge Park is a triangle of land at the corner of Franklin and Commercial Streets, and is part of the proposed plan (PDF) to expand Williamsburg/Greenpoint's waterfront park space.
may DO NOT have another Brooklyn show coming up, on Thursday, June 3rd at Glasslands with Boogie Boarder. It has been cancelled. It was supposed to be a benefit for Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, a group frontman Patrick Stickles has talked about before...
Pitchfork: Best Purchase of the Past YearMaybe they'll reschedule it at a later date.
Patrick Stickles: We can't take too much pride in the things we that own, can we? If I can get on my soapbox for a minute.... Isn't it much more important not what things we bought, but where we bought them? I'd love for you to remind your Brooklyn-based readership that they should make a point of not supporting the new Duane Reade that's moving in across the street from the historic Kings Pharmacy on Bedford Avenue. If you'd pass that along I'd appreciate that a lot. You can read a lot more about it at the website of this community group called Neighbors Allied for Good Growth. We all need to remember to vote with our dollars and take a stand for locally owned independent businesses, because that's what makes American capitalism great.
Grails has a new EP coming out. Grab an MP3 from that.
Fucked Up recently posted a new song that'll appear on a 12" split with Serena-Maneesh. You can get it above. Also, Damian from Fucked Up has been Internet debating the new Arizona immigration laws with fellow Canadian band Stars via Twitter and Stereogum.
All tour dates for Titus and Fucked Up are below...
"Like last year, everything will be taking place in Williamsburg and Greenpoint because walking long distances is a drag when there are bands to see and beer to drink, we mean seriously. Us here at The L Magazine will be booking a share of shows on our own, but, for a large chunk of the festival, we've once again handed over curatorial control to some of the most tasteful, talented and dedicated folks in New York's independent music scene -- record labels, bloggers, promoters and more -- allowing them to showcase the bands they think you need to hear. The Williamsburg Gallery Association is again on board to highlight special exhibitions and other events at over 25 art galleries in the neighborhood. And to celebrate Northside's second year, we've invited a few of the city's biggest aficionados of independent film to curate four nights of New York-made movies at Brooklyn's new, as-yet-unopened film house-music club-restaurant-bar, indieScreen."That message from L Magazine refers to the second annual Northside Festival, taking place in Brooklyn from June 24th through the 27th.
Music, art and movies will be happening at "30+ venues" and "dozens of galleries" over the course of four days in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Like SXSW & CMJ, you can buy tickets to individual events, or you can get a badge which gets you in to everything that isn't already at badge-capacity. $50 badges are now on sale to those 21 and over. If you buy a badge, "Arrive to venues early - badgeholders are admitted on a first-come, first-served, one-out, one-in basis."
If you buy a badge you can take your chances at getting into one of the four Northside shows happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg (BrooklynVegan showcase included), Fiery Furnaces at Brooklyn Bowl, and WAVVES & Cloud Nothings at Knitting Factory. TONS more shows TBA, but the initial list of bands that will be playing has been announced (I'm especially excited to see The Wave Pictures, Fucked Up, Liars, Parenthetical Girls and Les Savy Fav on there in addition to what we've previously talked about) (and yes Titus Andronicus is on there). Check it out below...
DOWNLOAD: High Places - Can't Feel Nothing (Remix) (MP3)
"High Places vs. Mankind is the second full-length album from Mary Pearson and Rob Barber. Formed as a Brooklyn duo in 2006, High Places have since relocated to Los Angeles, whose warmer temps and mountain vistas better fit the warmth of High Places' music and personalities. But relocation was but a small part of what's been a dynamic few years for the two." [Thrill Jockey]High Places visited their old borough on Thursday (4/8) for a show with Soft Circle and Bow Ribbons. The show was part of a tour in support of the above-mentioned new record that was officially released on April 6th. More pictures from the show, below...
Todd P reports that, "Thursday's HIGH PLACES show is moving to SHEA STADIUM --- 20 Meadow St @ Waterbury St, just 2 blocks from the corner of Bushwick Ave & Grand St, aka the Grand St L stop, Williamsburg, Brooklyn". The show was supposed to happen at Market Hotel. More info on the show and all High Places tour dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Neon Indian @ MtyMX
The experiment that was the first MtyMx Festival is over. The last day of Todd P's Mexican festival (3/22) featured 14 acts, half of which were from Mexico. Liars, HEALTH, and Neon Indian all made it for their headlining sets (the acts that were flown in had very few problems for the most part). The rest of the last day's lineup included Ratas del Vaticano (Mexico), Indian Jewelry, Lemonade, BamBam (Mexico), Jóvenes y Sexys (Venezuela), Mockinpott (Mexico), Best Fwends, High Places, Alexico (Mexico), Mentira Mentira (Mexico) and Sr. Amable & Mr. Racoon (Mexico). The Monday after-fest show that was held at Yo Garage for all three nights featured sets by Coasting, noisepunks XYX, and Mentira Mentira (again).
Bands that didn't make it for their Monday sets for one reason or another included No Age, Thee Oh Sees (they tried to get past the border at least twice), Liturgy, The Sandwitches, Javelin, Salem, DD/MM/YYY, Fergus and Geronimo, Big Troubles, Pictureplane, Gauntlet Hair, Tearist, Josephine and the Mousepeople, and Baths. Remember that was just day three. It was a similar situation each day, but I never planned on being there for the first day (SXSW), and I got there much later than expected on the second. As I write/dictate this, I'm currently waiting for a noon (note: it's two hours earlier here than it is in NY) Greyhound bus out of Monterrey that's going back to Austin (an approximately 8 hour trip that took about 11 hours of driving and 8 hours of waiting on the way in). There were two 1am Todd P buses that left last night directly after Liars, but our stuff (and a bed) was in our hotel room.
[note: Andrew is now on the bus]
How to get home seemed to be the main focus on everyone's mind early on the last day. Once that was all figured out, things turned more optimistic and Todd P even made announcements referencing next year.
Dan Deacon was a constant presence at the festival. He actually replaced Thee Oh Sees on the last day as "Dan Deacon & friends", a short comedy set. Another group that performed for multiple days was Das Racist who treated late Sunday night arrivals to an energetic set at the after-party.
Though I only spent 36 hours total in Monterrey and saw fewer bands than I caught Thursday afternoon in Austin, I made lots of new friends, saw some great sets, and it was an experience that won't soon be forgotten. Safety was a big question, but though the festival had issues (including theft on the festival grounds, and at least one mugging), people actually getting hurt wasn't one of them.
As anyone following along on @bvSXSW knows, after some serious transportation issues, Andrew Frisicano eventually made his way down to Monterrey, Mexico from Austin, TX (counting waiting for the bus to show up, it took him something like 18 hours which was 4 hours shorter than it took Ryan Muir) in time for a bit of the 2nd night and all of the third day (aka today, 3/22). Here is some of his story so far...
The Coathangers @ MtyMX (by TiTa_Elizondo)
"You Will Remember Tonight" was the song that stuck out in Andrew WK's headlining set at MtyMx Festival last night in Monterrey, Mexico. It was the second night of the fest, and the only set I saw because of a lengthy, complicated bus trip that started much earlier in the day.
There were a lot of questions coming down to Mexico: transportation, accommodations and food were mostly left in the hands of the festival, and at MtyMx now (5pm Monterrey time), most of those continue to be issues, sadly distracting from the bands who did make it. For some bands and showgoers the trip took 20+ hours of waiting and riding on buses, but if one thing has been consistent, it has been that no two MtyMx trips have been the same.
Due to spotty bus service from Austin, shaken confidence in the festival and scheduling issues, a number of the bands on the bill have canceled or been unable to make it down. Those bands (editor's note: which Todd P sarcastically addresses in a video below) include Washed Out, Small Black, Tanlines, No Age, Lucky Dragons, Anamanaguchi, Pocahaunted, Beach Fossils, MNDR, Sun Araw, Total Abuse, Talk Normal, The Wave Pictures, Fucked Up, The Sandwitches and Liturgy. On the festival's last day, arranging transportation back to Austin or elsewhere has been an overriding theme.
story continued below with video & more pics...
The lineup has been updated for the MtyMx Festival happening March 20th-22nd in Monterrey, Mexico. As it stands, 69 of the 75 or so bands have been confirmed and are listed below.
New additions include Andrew W.K., Acid Mothers Temple, Grant Hart, Telepathe, Hunx and his Punx, Bitters, Male Bonding and Talk Normal. Dan Deacon and High Places will be MtyMx exclusive (as in not playing SXSW).
Three-day passes are still on sale. More info on the fest is HERE. The full list of confirmed bands is below...
"Featuring over 2 hours of live bands from Los Angeles and beyond, "Live at The Smell" captures the live energy that pumps through LA's legendary independent DIY all-ages venue. Recorded in high-quality audio and video over a month period in Fall 2008, the DVD gives you the feeling of being immersed in one of the many gigs presented there each week for over 10 years. The music is clean and powerful, the footage is raw and wild, and the energy is LIVE.One of those bands, No Age, had three upcoming NY shows. Now they have
Presented on a gorgeous 6-panel Digipak with superb all-mural photographs by Wild Don Lewis and liner notes by Jim Smith (owner / operator of The Smell), "Live at The Smell" is a collector's document, something you won't want to miss. Even if it gets on NetFlix, even when you find it on your favorite torrent site, it won't be the same as holding it in your hand. 6 murals are represented - featuring artists Cali deWitt, Jesse Spears, and some unknown dude from the 80s when it was a caballero bar.
The bands featured on this movie are the cream of the indie-alt-rock / experimental bands that play the club on a regular basis: Mae Shi, Foot Village, Ponytail, Abe Vigoda, High Places, Gowns, BARR, No Age, HEALTH, Captain Ahab (in order of appearance)."
Tickets for the first show of the Guggenheim's It Came From Brooklyn series on Friday, August 14th are on sale now. They cost a whopping $45 for non-members, and museum members don't do much better with a reduced cost of $40. The night will feature sets from The Walkmen and High Places, and an opening performance by Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band. Hosting will be comedian Leo Allen; novelist Colson Whitehead "reads selections from Walt Whitman between performances." The next edition of the series is scheduled for September 25th. None of the acts have been confirmed.
Two days after on Sunday, August 16th, the Walkmen will playing a free Central Park Summerstage show with Dinosaur Jr.
More info on the It Came From Brooklyn series, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
The Walkmen @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
It Came From Brooklyn inaugurates a new series of live music concerts in the [Guggenheim] rotunda. The program will showcase ten bands over the course of five Friday evenings commencing mid-August, with each night featuring a music set by two bands, interspersed with a short reading by a Brooklyn-based writer or actor. The series, taking place within the rotunda, will cast a spotlight on Brooklyn's musical renaissance by providing a platform for a new crop of musicians. The line-up includes bands such as The Walkmen and High Places.In fact, High Places and The Walkmen will play the same It Came From Brooklyn show, its inaugural night on Friday, August 14th. The Gugg website
UPDATE: We are told Grizzly Bear is not confirmed for this. They have been removed from the museum's website....
Those shows will be the second scheduled NYC gigs for both Grizzly Bear and The Walkmen (and only upcoming U.S. show currently for High Places). The Walkmen play a free show at the Central Park Summerstage with Dinosaur Jr. on Sunday, August 16th. Grizzly Bear will also play a free show, at the Williamsburg Waterfront with Beach House on Sunday, August 30th.
The museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda should add some interesting reverb effects to Grizzly Bear's harmony-heavy tunes. Especially good news if you missed the last three Grizzly Bear NYC shows, when they played May 28th and 29th at Town Hall and May 31st at MHOW.
Grizzly Bear collaborator Nico Muhly, who premiered a "scent opera" at the Gugg on May 31st and Jun 1st, recently defended the band's Town Hall show (at which he played keys) against the not-so-nice Times review...
Times: But wow, these songs are precious, and they occasionally came spangled with extras that made them even more so. The chorus was one of those elements, sorry to say.The full nearly-point-by-point analysis is up at his blog. David Byrne also recently took on a NY Times review on his blog.
Nico: Oh snap! Apology accepted. Now, I have major objections to the word "precious." It tends to be borderline homophobic in its coded usage, first of all, but second of all, it's a derogatory adjective with no alternative. It's reviewspeak. What I mean is: if you say, "that's ugly" somebody else can say, "no, it's beautiful." If you say, "it's over-stuffed" somebody can say, "really, I thought it was pretty thin." So the problem with a word like precious is that the scale of adjectives with "precious" on it belongs solely to the reviewer and is just a way of being mean. Case in point: this whole nonsense about Sufjan Stevens's's BQE Thing. Words like fey, twee, and precious have become these little nuggets of coded disdain, but they are really just useless self-congratulatory gestures on the part of the reviewer. What is the opposite of twee? Muscular? It all reminds me of the insane misogynist critiques of Jane Austen's novels. I guess the place for a word like that would be in a larger piece about the music world -- there was an enormous brouhaha in Iceland about the so-called Krútt scene. Krútt is probably the closest approximation in Icelandic of "precious" -- it refers to Múm, kind of Sigur Rós, and a lot of imitators: it denotes little bells, reversed glockenspiels, fairytale vocals, cutely-outfitted brass bands. Now, all of that is just a description and not derogatory; my iPod overflows with this shit. Anyway, to go to a concert of that kind of music and be like, "it's precious," all you're doing is going to a Chinese restaurant and being like, "wow, they were serving mad chinese food up in there!"
All Walkmen, High Places and Grizzly Bear tour dates below...
As previously noted, Grouper returns to NYC this weekend. Catch the show tonight (2/13) at the New Museum with High Places. Or opt for "An Evening of Sensual Machine Music" at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday.
Wordless Music and Ghostly International co-curate a special Valentine's Day dinner concert, with music from four corners of the ambient/experimental music world. Including live sets from The Sight Below and Lusine (Ghostly/SMM), Grouper (Type Records), and pianist Michael Brofman, who will perform solo piano works by the early-20th-century inventor of ambient music, Erik Satie. Seating is extremely limited and will include a three-course pre-fixe menu by Le Poisson Rouge's celebrated house chef Idelfonso "Pons" Cordero.All Grouper and High Places dates below...
a catch up post...
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
F Yeah Fest took over LA's "Echo, EchoPlex, Rec Center + surrounding locations" at the end of August. Elizabeth was there and took some pictures...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Saturday Looks Good To Me - Whitey Hands (High Places Remix) (MediaFire MP3 link)
Fred Thomas has been keeping busy during the current Saturday Looks Good to Me hiatus. Under the City Center name, he's kept a steady blog of his audio experiments, while sporadically posting old SLGTM gems, with tour photos and journal entries along the way.
Though the latest post states, "It pains me today to officially retire as a musician and producer," I am pretty sure the City Center show at The Stone tonight (August 29, 2008) at 8pm, is still on. All dates below...
Day-Long Festival Marks 5th Anniversary of Premier Internet Radio StationIt's Saturday September 6, 2008. Free. The rest of the info is below...
Line Up Includes Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, High Places, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Flying Lotus, Ólöf Arnalds, and Devin the Dude, as well as John Oliver of The Daily Show
High Places in Stuyvesant Town, NYC - July 2, 2008 (andytw)
High Places' first offering, due out in July 2008, is the singles collection "03/07 - 09/07" that collects theThese albums are being releaed on Thrill Jockey. Photo from the Stuy Town show above. Video below....
above mentionedsongs plus a few harder to find gems ("Jump In" being a song commissioned for an elementary school music program, "Freaked Flight" a reworked demo cut and "Canary" which appeared on a compilation) from 2007 (recently made available via special arrangement with E-Music) making them all available for the first time world wide on CD. No need to scour EBay. All the magnificent tracks that endeared them to us and those lucky enough to have seen them so far, will be included.
The CD release of "03/07 - 09/07" will be followed by their eagerly awaited debut full-length due out on September 23rd, 2008. This summer the band will hit the road for a European trek with Deerhunter, an American jaunt with fellow DIY enthusiasts No Age and will also be making stops at a handful of festivals world-wide, including Pitchfork and the MIDI Festival.
Memorial Day Weekend Sunday in The Stuyvesant Town Oval (Marianne O'Leary)
Music on the Oval, a unique outdoor summer concert series, will bring the sweet sounds of samba, rock, funk, jazz, and reggae to Stuyvesant Town on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, between 16th and 18th Sts and Avenues A & B, Manhattan. Prior to the concerts, the crowd will enjoy an upbeat DJ set and free giveaways. During the pre-show, Verizon will host a "moto hero" competition where individuals can test out their 'air' guitar skills in a week-to-week musical challenge.July 2 - DJ Pocketknife, High Places (TONIGHT)
July 9 - DJ Busquelo, Slavic Soul Party
July 16 - DJ Duane Harriott, Easy Star All-Stars
More events like this in our FREE NYC SHOW CALENDAR
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Saturday July 12th @ OUTDOOR VENUE TBA
:::: HIGH PLACES
:::::: TITUS ANDRONICUS
:::::::: Abe Vigoda
:::::::::: more tba
:::::::::::: secret special suprise guests...
No lack of Oneida shows lately, but there are only two that they'll be playing an entire album at.
Titus Andronicus played Bowery Ballroom last night with Los Campesinos! and they have another outdoor show happening in June.
photos by Leia Jospe
"the sound was weird but it was a great time. Lots of crazy crowd surfing girls for sure." [Anonymous]