Entries tagged with: Holly Golightly
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We already mentioned that Drive Like Jehu were playing and curating curating the second weekend of a two-weekend, Wales-set edition of All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 with bands like Tha Gories, King Khan, Mission of Burma and many more. Well now they've added the next round of bands to the lineup, and it includes the likes of Wire, Hot Snakes, Diamanda Galas, The Kids and Mrs. Magician, with the promise of still more to come. You can catch the whole thing from April 22-24 at Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales.
The ATP weekend before that (April 15 - 17) at the same location is curated by British comedian/writer/director/musician Stuart Lee and features Roky Erickson, The Bevis Frond, The Raincoats, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thurston Moore, Sleaford Mods, The Ex, The Blue Aeroplanes, Richard James (of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci), and more.
Tickets for both weekends of ATP 2.0 are on sale now. Check out the full lineups for both below.
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs have a new album, Coulda Shoulda Woulda, out in October (one of two LPs for Holly this year) and they've just announced they'll be touring as well. The first couple weeks of shows have been announced, including two NYC stops: Knitting Factory on October 26 and Mercury Lounge on October 27. Tickets for the Knit show go on sale Friday (8/14) at 10 AM. Mercury Lounge tickets will be available soon via Ticketmaster.
All dates are listed, along with a stream of "What He Does" from the new LP, below...
Onetime Thee Headcoatees member and prolific artist in her own right Holly Golightly is having an especially busy year. She'll release Slowtown Now on August 21 via Damaged Goods Records which she made with a band of UK musicians. You can stream "As You Go Down" from that below.
Then in October she'll release the more acoustic-based Could Shoulda Woulda via Transdreamer, which is with The Brokeoffs (aka her multi-instrumentalist husband Lawyer Dave). We've got the premiere of "What He Does," a song in the fine country cautionary tale tradition, or as Golightly says, "It's an advisory note. I mainly just wanted to incorporate the word 'cockdicking' in to a song. That opportunity doesn't come up often enough, by half." Have a listen below.
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs toured extensively in 2014 but no word on tour dates for these two albums just yet. Stay tuned.
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs will release their new album, All Her Fault, on March 4 via Transdreamer Records. The LP was made on Golightly and her musical/domestic partner Lawyer Dave's farm in rural Georgia. No music from it has been released yet but you can check out the album cover below.
Shortly after the album's release Golightly, a onetime member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, will head out on an extensive North American tour, including two NYC dates: April 16 at Knitting Factory and April 21 at Mercury Lounge. No word on advance tickets for either NYC show just yet but all tour dates are listed below.
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Off!, who are heading out on tour with the Spits soon, have a new video for "Wrong" featuring Jack Black. Check out the clip below... sweet Sonny Chiba reference in there guys.
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Listen to Jarvis Cocker rate new records by Adele, Flying Lotus and more on BBC 6Music's "Roundtable" which is live from the man's hometown of Sheffield, England.
Coliseum (with new bassist) have entered the studio with J. Robbins to begin tracking. They are keeping detailed reports of their progress on Facebook.
Swedes Peter Bjorn and John wrote a song, "I Wish I Was a Spy," for Yo Gabba Gabba! that you can check out over at NPR. It's on the new volume of the Music Is Awesome! series which also features tracks from Metric, Belle & Sebastian, CSS, Cut Copy, The Roots, The Bird And The Bee and more.
Lots more stuff below...
This one gets a big "!!!!". Listen to the song, with more info about the above-pictured new holiday album, below...
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs are releasing their new album, Sunday Run Me Over, on October 9 via Transdreamer Records. They'll be touring in support of the new album in October which comes to NYC for shows on October 6 at The Rock Shop with Brother Hamm and the Pentecostals, The Grand Prospect, and special guests; and October 8 at Rockwood Music Hall with Daniel Wayne (who they played with the last time they came to NYC too). Tickets for the Rock Shop show and the Rockwood show are available.
A list of all dates and a live video from their 2011 tour are below.
photos by David Andrako
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
"Holly Golightly was born in London and named after the heroine in Truman Capote's novella Breakfast at Tiffany's. She fell under the spell of American roots music the minute she heard her first Stax single and started her musical career playing guitar and singing in punk bands like Thee Headcoatees. Golightly started recording her own albums in the mid-'90s, drawing on the American singles in her massive collection for influence. She was particularly taken with gospel, blues, and other styles of music from the American South, as evidenced by her original songs, which have a strong retro feel. In 2005, Golightly started performing as a duo with Lawyer Dave, a Texas born one-man band that plays guitar, drums, and occasionally the banjo. No Help Coming is the fourth album they've cut as a duo, with Golightly singing and Dave acting as another vocalist and backup band." [Crawdaddy]Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs hit Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (5/5) as part of a tour that continues on to Brooklyn for a show at Knitting Factory tonight (5/6). Patrolled By Radar and Stately Ghosts open tonight, and Daniel Wayne (whose upcoming shows include Union Hall on 05/12 w/ The White Buffalo and 92 Y Tribeca on 06/21 w/The Handsome Family) opened in Manhattan.
If you are going to see Holly tonight, stick around because right afterwards we're presenting a FREE Antlers show. More pictures from Mercury Lounge, below...
Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs spend tonight (5/4) at the M Room in Philadelphia, and will descend upon NYC tomorrow for Thursday and Friday night shows. Tickets are still available for both their appearance at Mercury Lounge on May 5th and Knitting Factory on May 6th. Daniel Wayne will support at Mercury while Patrolled By Radar and Stately Ghosts will support at Knitting Factory.
Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs have the day off on May 9th, the day that their new LP No Help Coming hits the racks. The LP, due via Transdreamer, features nine new tracks and covers of Bill Anderson's "The Lord Knows We're Drinking," Mr. Undertaker's "Here Lies My Love," and Wendell Austin's "L.S.D. Made a Wreck of Me". In addition, Holly Golightly will welcome a re-issue of Desparate Little Town, her collaborative LP with Dan Melchior due on Damaged Goods, also on May 9th.
During Holly Golightly's current trek, after NY, she'll do a string of dates with Wanda Jackson who will also be through NYC soon as part of her own tour. Wanda plays a free show with Imelda May at Central Park Summerstage on July 27.
All HG tour dates and some streaming audio is below.
Singer-songwriter Holly Golightly has always had a love affair with American roots music, especially rockabilly and Northwest '60s garage. She became known to many fans first in her association with Billy Childish, the female group Thee Headcoatees, and started recording around 1992, while her first solo project debuted in 1995.Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, aka now-Georgia residents Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave, will head out on tour in December. That tour will include a pair of NYC shows : Mercury Lounge on 12/9 (for the late show) and Knitting Factory the next night 12/10. Tickets for both the Mercury Lounge and Knitting Factory shows are on sale.
Over 20 albums later, Golightly continues more recent explorations of country blues. But about one-half of Medicine County is more clearly influenced by the progeny of Cash at his blackest--Nick Cave, the Handsome Family, and the Louvin Brothers of "Knoxville Girl". It makes for a strong contribution to the creative re-interpretations of genres and their expectations, without a radical departure from them. [PopMatters]
DOWNLOAD: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Forget It (MP3)
Ms. Golightly's band on the album and an upcoming tour is the Brokeoffs--comprised of one man, the Texas singer and multi-instrumentalist known as Lawyer Dave. In addition, he is the co-owner of the Georgia farm where the two musicians write separately, then converge to hash out the final form of the songs. "There are two ways to argue with her. Neither one works," Lawyer Dave says. Lyrics are a frequent sticking point. Lawyer Dave has "a lot less shame when it comes to the English language," he says. The duo has compiled a list of words and phrases that they have agreed not to sing, including "Florida" and "make love." [Wall Street Journal]Holly Golightly heads out on tour this April for dates around the South and the West Coast. East Coast shows happen this June. She'll be at Knitting Factory on June 10th (tickets) and Mercury Lounge on June 11th (tickets).
The new record, Medicine County, came out March 30th on Transdreamer Records. The lead track from that is above. Album art, tracklist, and all tour dates are below...
Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs - that's UK singer-songwriter Holly and collaborator Lawyer Dave - are playing select US dates. Their tour kicks off November 26th in Georgia and they perform at Mercury Lounge in NYC on December 10th. Tickets are on sale. Then next night they play Maxwell's in Hoboken with Fat Possum Records' T-Model Ford. Tickets for that are up too.
According to their website: "[Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs] are currently over in the states writing and demoing songs for their, as yet untitled, third album together which is due for release in February 2010 and Holly is also putting the finishing touches to a brand new compilation which is due out on Damaged Goods around Christmas."
Holly & Dave put out an EP, Devil Do, in October on the Transdreamer label. See them in a live session, with all tour dates, below...
01. Parenthetical Girls - If it's a time for Christmas (2:46)
02. Ween - Silent Night (1:40)
03. Andrew Dost (Anathallo) - Yeah, I Know, It's Christmastime (2:04)
04. The National Splits - Let's Wrap Each Other (2:15)
05. Louis Armstrong - Santa Claus Blues (2:51)
06. Scott Allen (Thunderbirds are Now) - Winters Wonderland (3:50)
07. The Knife - Christmas Reindeer (7:11)
08. Melt Banana - White Christmas (1:42)
09. Thick Pigeon - Jingle Bell Rock (1:30)
10. Steven Garvey - Dreidle, Dreidle, Dreidle (1:11)
11. nullsleep - silent night (2:25)
12. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire - Santa Claus (3:26)
13. Holly Golightly - Christmas Tree's On Fire (2:54)
14. Deerhoof - xmas tree (2:30)
15. Palace Songs (Will Oldham) - Christmastime in the Mountains (1:30)
16. Woody Guthrie - Hanukkah Dance [Alternate Take] (1:24)
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