Entries tagged with: Hiro Kone
this year's Maze...
The You Are Here Fest, aka The Maze, is back, happening tonight (5/13) through May 17 at SELECT Art Fair at 548 22nd St. (Previous iterations of The Maze happened in 2012 at Secret Project Robot and 2009 at Death by Audio.) If you're unfamiliar, here's how they describe it:
"You Are Here" is a multi sensory installation and living sculpture. It is activated by performers, musicians, dancers, and visitors. Audience members arrive at "You Are Here" with the intention of catching a particular presentation, but intentions are frustrated and transformed by the labyrinthine construction, all held together by a plethora of performance artists. Artists and audiences alike are invited to question the expectations that arise around performance in the context of community. This year's incarnation of You Are Here brings a new design for SELECT fair's roof install. Dozens of performers hold together a maze comprised of industrial plastic mesh banners. Musical guests and audience members stand within the structure.The Maze is designed and brought to you by Trouble and you can take a CGI virtual walkthrough via a video below. Musical programming was curated by Trans-Pecos and Terrible Records, and starts tonight with a private preview party featuring Lee Ranaldo, Arto Lindsay, Blondes and more. The rest of the fest is open to the public and here's the lineup:
Thursday (5/14): Jungle Pussy, Bunny Michael, Hiro Kone, N-A-R-C, DJ IZLAThe 2015 You Are Here Festival happens as part of Frieze Week NYC at SELECT Art Fair and tickets to the Fair are on sale now.
Friday (5/15): James Chance, Patrick Higgins w/ projections by Nuit Blanche, Victoria Keddie w/ live video composition by ESP TV, Lost Soul Enterprises DJs
Saturday (5/16): Sick Feeling, PC Worship, Psalm Zero, VHVL, James Place DJs
Sunday (5/17): Miho Hatori, Zulu P, Diamond Terrifer/M. Beharie DJs
Detailed schedule of The Maze's musical programming, below...
by Bill Pearis
Austalian band Rat Columns were just on tour and main man David West is sticking around North America a little longer to tour one of his other projects, the mostly electronic Lace Curtain. (Not to be confused with ex-Harlem band Lace Curtains, even though it is actually very confusing. Leave off the last "S" for Australia.) Technically, Lace Curtain is West and Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control), but the latter isn't much for touring these days so this will be West in one-man-band mode. The tour, which is with Eaters, kicks off at Silent Barn on October 10 with Negative Supply and Hiro Kone on the bill as well. All dates are listed below.
Lace Curtain released their third EP back in February via Mexican Summer and it's probably the poppiest yet, while still keeping that chilly edge. Lead track "I Can't Wait" is hooky and danceable, and "Lovers Fade" is a pretty ballad that could've been on a Soft Cell album. You can stream those two and a few other Lace Curtain tracks below.
Eaters, meanwhile, will also be playing CMJ. All Lace Curtains/Eaters tour dates are listed, plus song streams, below...
Noveller opening for St Vincent in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
Drone guitar master Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate) recently wrapped a tour opening for St. Vincent, during which she kept a video diary. It's 40 videos and just over an hour and a half long. You can watch the whole thing below.
Noveller has other live appearances coming up, mostly in her hometown of NYC. She'll open the second of two Sun Araw shows happening at Baby's All Right on September 3 & 4. Night 1 will be opened by Man Forever and Hiro Kone, and night 2 also has Psychic Reality on the bill. Tickets for both shows are still available.
She also has two duo sets with J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus) coming up, one of which we previously mentioned, the David Lynch Foundation benefit happening at Saint Vitus on October 4 (tickets). The other happens two days earlier at Joe's Pub (10/2). Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Sarah will also play a duo set with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo in the Amphitheater space at Lincoln Center on November 20, along with a screening of Sarah's filmwork.
All dates are listed, with the video diary from the STV tour, below...
Daniele Baldelli (not a recent pic)
A founding father of the Cosmic Disco sound, Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli rose to prominence with his mixture of European electronica, synth pop (often played at slower speeds), equalizer effects, and ethnic folk music. Baldelli's use of African and Brazilian material helped distinguish his style from Italo disco, which permeated the clubs of Northern Italy during the 1970s. Taking up residence at the Cosmic, a venue by Lake Garda, he introduced club goers to a worldly, hypnotic sound during the late '70s and early '80s. Although the Cosmic Disco movement slowed down as the '80s progressed, Baldelli's reputation allowed him to extend his career into the following decades. [AllMusic]Famed Italian DJ and Cosmic Disco pioneer, Daniele Baldelli will be in the US this weekend for three shows, one in Philly on Friday followed by two daytime shows in NYC. First, he plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/2) with live sets from Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, and former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, plus the Software-signed Maria Chavez. Tickets for that show are still available.
Then, the next day Daniele plays Output's Sundays on the Roof with a DJ set from Metro Area and Cem G. 2 PM doors. Tickets are on sale now.
Simian Mobile Disco will also keep the party going after Warm Up when they DJ a FIXED party at Cameo late night on Saturday (8/2) with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that are available. SMD will return to NYC in September when their tour performing their new live-recorded album Whorl hits MHOW, also with JDH & Dave P (tickets).
All Daniele Baldelli dates are listed, with some videos, below...
Hiro Kone, aka former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member and visual artist Nicky Mao, released her debut EP, The Unmoved Mover, earlier this year via Group Tightner. The EP is five songs of blissed-out, downtempo electronics and you can stream it below. Recently, Spanish dance troupe Delorean remixed the EP's "Phantom" and you can stream that (via Fader) below as well.
Both Hiro Kone and Delorean have NYC shows this summer. Delorean will be here for Governors Island's Full Moon Festival in August, and they'll also play a free show at Montauk's Surf Lodge on August 17. In between those two shows, Delorean will also play Philadelphia and Washington, DC and all dates are listed below.
As for Hiro Kone, she plays Body Actualized on Wednesday, July 2 with TBA lineup. Then she'll play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 2 as part of a lineup that includes Simian Mobile Disco, Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh, and Maria Chavez. Tickets for that Warm Up are still available.
Delorean tour dates are listed, along with the EP and remix streams, below...
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.
Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.
Full 2014 schedule below...
Mac DeMarco at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Mac DeMarco @ Other Music
Get a sneak peak at Mac's new album, Salad Days, at this
free acoustic in-store ahead of his two proper headlining shows. UPDATE: To attend, you had to pre-order the album through Other Music, and the venue is now at capacity.
The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Hotelier, Crying, Told Slant @ Suburbia
Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia hosts an excellent double dose of emo tonight with multi-layered Connecticut collective TWIABP and Worcester, MA's emo/pop punk/post-hardcore blenders THe Hotelier. Local support comes from chiptune band Crying and bedroom indie rockers Told Slant. Suburbia is pretty tiny, so this is sure to be a pretty wild show.
Peach Kelli Pop, The Mystery Lights, Scully @ Don Pedro
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their second of two NYC shows.
North Highlands, Ablebody, Bennio Qwerty, Cowboy @ Glasslands
North Highlands are going their separate ways -- singer Brenda Malvani is leaving NYC -- but on good terms, playing one last show together. We'll miss ya, NH!
Typhoon, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Wild Ones @ Webster Hall
This is a pretty good triple bill with art pop ensemble Typhoon, the folky Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Typhoon's Portland neighbors Wild Ones.
Tiger & Woods, Poolside (DJ Set), DJ Spun @ Output
Electronic duo Tiger & Woods return to NYC for Output's weekly INPUT party, and dancey duo Poolside are on the bill DJing as well.
Allah-Las, Spires, The Black Hollies @ Rough Trade
Los Angeles band Allah-Las look and sound like they're from 1966, making sweet 12-string jangly pop. This is a rescheduled show from December and a one-off for the band.
Rakim @ SOB's
Rakim still plays his hometown a good amount, and tonight's another good opportunity to catch the legendary rapper.
JD Samson & MEN @ The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum's Wind Up series continues tonight with a live set from ex-Le Tigre member JD Samson's band MEN. There will also be "interactive art making activities, tours of the new exhibition Other Primary Structures, and an open bar with beer and wine."
Svper, Arm Candy, Blizzard Babies @ Silent Barn
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
The So So Glos, Heeney, Pictureplane DJ set, Tony Quattro DJ set, Nick Gazin DJ set @ The Flat
Mishka is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of its flagship store (350 Broadway in Brooklyn) tonight with an in-store reception from 7 to 10 PM, and after that there's an afterparty at The Flat with local rock bands The So So Glos and Heeney, plus numerous DJs.
Hiro Kone, Dutch E Germ, Drew McDowall, Soren @ Baby's All Right
NYC electronic musician Hiro Kone celebrates his new album tonight at Baby's All Right with support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and others.
The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.
Joe Mande, Wyatt Cenac, Max Silvestri @ The Bell House
The very funny Joe Mande left NYC to live in LA a few years ago, but tonight he'll be back on his #BITCHFACE tour, and solid support comes from current NYC residents Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Bill Pearis
people at Zebulon for an El Guincho show in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Rumors have been floating around for a while, but now it's official: Williamsburg venue Zebulon, which has always been a great place for world music and jazz, as well as local and touring bands (including being the home of Grizzly Bear's first show in 2004) for about a decade (and almost never charged admission), will be closing its doors for good after their show this Sunday (12/9). The press release (via Zebulon's facebook) reads:
On Sunday, Dec 9 Zebulon will be closing its doors after ten exciting years of pioneering music and arts. Williamsburg has changed significantly since we opened, and unfortunately it is no longer possible today to continue the business in the manner in which it was conceived. Nevertheless, it's been a great run. We are proud to have given many celebrated artists a chance to play in an intimate setting or develop their sound in readiness for a larger audience. Zebulon has employed and supported struggling artists and their families, connected them to a wider musical community in New York and given them a stage on which to experiment. This is our final week so if you haven't been down in a while, please come and say hello/wave goodbye, and pay your respects to this gem of an institution. Thank you for your support and stay tuned for news of our next endeavors and adventures!Major bummer for the neighborhood. The block Zebulon is on (Wythe between Metropolitan and N. 3rd) has changed drastically in the last two years: the bike club/repair shop, such a fixture for longer than I've lived in the neighborhood ('98), is now a surf shop, and long-running diner Relish is now an very busy (and overpriced) Mexican place. Zebulon was the last holdout on the block from the early '00s Williamsburg expansion and will be sincerely missed.
The schedule of upcoming shows for Zebulon's final week (including Mike Wexler, Colin Stetson, Hubble and more) is 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.
Prince Rama at Austin's Mohawk in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
We just mentioned that Gang Gang Dance are playing a Bandshell-presented show at Public Assembly on September 21 with Sun Araw, and we've realized that they also play another Bandshell-presented show the next day at Cameo Gallery on September 22 with Prince Rama. Tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now, and like the Public Assembly show, they cost $27.
Gang Gang and Prince Rama are both playing Hudson, NY's Basilica Music Festival in August. Since we last spoke, more details for that "festival" have been announced. Pitchfork (who are co-presenting the festival) reports:
In addition to previously announced acts Liturgy, Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Mick Barr, and others, we're happy to add more components to the weekend: Blazer, a New Mexico-based sound system owned and operated by Excepter's Nathan Corbin and specializing in heavy dub, roots, ragga and dancehall, will be featured on Saturday afternoon. "Neidan!" will also feature performances from the Psychic Paramount, Hiro Kone, and Mike Fellows (aka Miighty Flashlight, ex-Rites of Spring). We're also introducing an early-evening sunset cruise on the Hudson on Saturday.Tickets for Basilica Music Festival are still available.
Updated GGD dates are listed below...
Some of you may remember art installation The Maze which took over Death by Audio back in Fall 2009 and at at Chashama's Visual Arts Space in 2009. Well it's back, as the You Are Here Festival has returned for a month-long residency at Secret Project Robot Gallery in Bushwick (389 Melrose St) from July 12 - Aug 4.
Just like in previous years, the festival will include a "gigantic life size maze", and will host a grip of performers on Thursday - Saturday during their stay at the space. Thursday's kickoff event (7/12) features Miho Hatori's New Optimism, ZS, Bachanalia, Ann Liv Young and DJ JG Thirlwell of various Foetus incarnations. Other performers throughout the month include Xeno and Oaklander, Hubble, Mick Barr, Dan Friel, Zs, VAZ, Amen Dunes, Extra Life, Diamond Terrifier and many many more. Full schedule for "You are Here" is below including details on the art exhibitions at the space.
The festival is also readying a limited mixtape, featuring unheard/rare tracks from many of the performers scheduled for the event. Get a copy at the shows and at the You Are Here site, and check out "Hubble Potatoes" by Hubble which appears on said comp below.
In related news, both Diamond Terrifier and Hubble will perform at Zebulon tonight (7/10), joining Excepter and Hagfish & Poet Lounge. The show is part of a month-long residency durated by Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer of Zs) on Tuesdays at the venue. The remainder of shows will feature a Patrick Higgins electro-acoustic set with Sleng Teng, and Tetryl Red on 7/17, ATM, with Psychic Reality, and Chuck Bettis on 7/24, and the final show on 7/31 with Talibam!, Violet Raid, Sun Watchers, and GADDFJXR.
Full details on the fest are below. The group is currently seeking funding for a Berlin edition in September 2012, contribute if you can.
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn's Mike Wexler released his sophomore LP, Dispossession, earlier this month via Mexican Summer. The album follows his debut LP, Sun Wheel, which arrived five years earlier and in that time he's been honing his brand of psychedelic folk and making it sound even starker than it does on his debut. Dispossession recalls the loner folk of late '60s/early '70s artists like Gary Higgins and Mark Fry, and also the plodding songwriting of more contemporary artists like Will Oldham and Phil Elvrum. Like those artists, Mike Wexler takes his time with every track on the album, more than half of which is made up of 6-9 minute songs. This gives him plenty of space to work in subtle embellishments like backgrounded hand drumming patterns, scattered guitar effects, and airy horn lines. Stream two tracks from the album below or listen to the entire album on Spotify. The artwork and tracklist are also below.
Mike Wexler is playing a record release party for the album TONIGHT (3/30) at Zebulon with Amen Dunes and Hiro Kone. If you miss tonight's show, Mike will play another local show at Glasslands on May 9 with Future Shuttle. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
You can also catch another local Amen Dunes show at The Stone on April 17, the same day that Guardian Alien (Greg Fox) plays.
All dates, streams, album artwork and tracklist below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Deradoorian @ Union Pool - 5/10/11
Deradoorian aka Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors played a show with Hiro Kone at Union Pool in Brooklyn Tuesday night (5/10)...
"Deradoorian has just one five-song EP to her credit thus far, 2009's entrancing Mind Raft, plus a split single from earlier this year and some stray tracks (apparently the Dirty Projectors have been busy?). But her sound has evolved, and she has a sharp trio that's headed to the Animal Collective-curated ATP in England in a few days. They took the stage and played "Moon," the circular, hypnotic song that closes Mind Raft, and this completely fucked me up. At the end of that EP, "Moon" somehow bears witness to the four songs that precede it, focusing their most affecting traits into one six-minute spell. It is an end song. What's it doing at the beginning of the set? But when the full band blew in at a dramatic moment halfway through the song, all complaints were forgotten." [Village Voice]Deradoorian's Brooklyn setlist is below. Deradoorian play the AC ATP in Minehead on Sunday which is the same day Tony Conrad plays the UK shindig. For a second I thought that was a lot of last minute traveling for Tony, but then I remembered he's not actually playing the Table of the Elements Fest in NYC this weekend - they're just showing a video of a show he played in 1996.
Hiro Kone next plays a show at Cake Shop on June 4th, with (her old band) Effi Briest and Pillars and Tongues.
In barely related news, Dirty Projectors' & Animal Collective's Domino label-mate Cass McCombs is currently on the road and plays a tour-ending show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (5/12) with Jana Hunter. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from Union Pool, below...
Angel, Nate and Dave of Dirty Projectors at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors) will headline a show at Brooklyn's Union Pool on Tuesday, May 10th with Hiro Kone on for support. Advanced tickets are on sale for the 9PM show. Deradoorian recently released a split 7" with Albert McCloud on Lovepump United.
Projector Nat Baldwin has a new LP due on May 24th entitled People Changes and he'll play NYC twice this weekend (May 7th & 8th at Zebulon). He'll also join David Longstreth & Brian McOmber to perform Black Flag material at Bowery Ballroom on 5/22 as part of the sold-out celebration of Our Band Could Be Your Life.
Stream some Hiro Kone (Nicky Mao of Up Died Sound, ex-Effi Briest) material below.