Entries tagged with: Hollywood Bowl
Oh, and speaking of LA and Debi Del Grande, other pictures Debi took for BrooklynVegan will be among those on display at our private Hundred Waters/IO Echo show there this Thursday (6/13). Enter to win some tickets so you can stop by.
Check out a video and the setlist from the Hollywood Bjork show below...
We're only a couple weeks out from Vampire Weekend's third album, Modern Vampires of the City, which hits retailers digital and physical on May 14. Look for the band, who just played Coachella, to preview tracks from the album at their sold-out show on Sunday (4/28) at Roseland Ballroom which is being broadcast live on the internet as part of the American Express Unstaged Performance series. The webcast, which is being directed by Steve Buscemi, starts at 9 PM EDT.
For those in NYC who would like to make the webcast experience a little more concert-like, Brooklyn Bowl, with help from the Tribeca Film Festival (which concludes on Sunday), will be showing it live on their many giant HD screens with "full concert sound." It's free entry.
Speaking of bowling, Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi, the band and Boardwalk Empire star are continuing to play out their friendship on the web with a second installment of the "documentary" about prepping for the Roseland show, which ends up at Brooklyn's Melody Lanes. There's also other episodes -- one with Grimes -- and you can watch them all below.
And last but not least, Vampire Weekend will appear on the May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live which is hosted by former castmember Kristen Wiig. So get ready for affable indie rock and the probable return of Gilly. Kanye West and Ben Afleck will apear on SNL's 38th Season Finale on May 18, and next weekend (May 4) it's Zach Galifianakis and Of Monsters and Men.
All upcoming Vampire Weekend tour dates (there are some new ones including Hollywood Bowl with Beirut, not NYC) are listed, along with the bowling video, below...
Florence & the Machine @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Like Yanni, O.A.R., 311, and Jimmy Buffett, Florence & the Machine is going to headline the very big amphitheater in Long Island known as the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater this summer! The NY show is part of a just-announced tour that hits Jones Beach on 9/15, Saratoga Springs on 9/16, and Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on 9/18. It also visits Hollywood Bowl and other places that are listed below. Tickets for most of the shows go on sale on 5/11 with a City presale for the Jones Beach show starting Tuesday, 5/8, at 10am (and other presales happening after that too).
Support on the new shows will come from The Maccabees (who also have a headlining Webster Hall show coming up) on most dates, and The Weeknd (who just played his first shows ever) on some.
All tour dates are listed below...
The Human League recently released Credo, their first LP in ten years and ninth overall, though according to a source quoted on Wikipedia, it "will not be available domestically in the US or on iTunes." The album is out now overseas. Maybe that will change, Regardless, the classic new wave band has scheduled some shows in the United States.
Though all dates haven't been announced yet, it looks like The Human League will tour from California to NYC, kicking things off at "Totally 80s Hollywood Bowl" on September 2nd along with The B-52s, The Fixx, and Berlin. The B-52s will also join them on other dates, as will fellow old school new wavers Men Without Hats who are the only opener at the NYC show at Best Buy Theater on 9/23. Tickets for that one go on AmEx presale at 10am today (5/18), and on regular sale on Friday.
Men Without Hats recently played SXSW, a fact that amused many in attendance. Houston Press caught them:
Every year at SXSW, Aftermath scans the schedule of hundreds and hundreds of bands and always has the same reaction: "They're still around?"B-52s meanwhile will be touring a bit in June. Tickets are on sale for a June 11th NYC show at Irving Plaza.
This year it was Canadian synth-pop safety dancers Men Without Hats. Since Aftermath was already going to be at Club de Ville Friday to interview Cheap Trick/Candy Golde drummer Bun E. Carlos and the Hats - who turned out to be founder Ivan Doroschuk (in a cowboy hat), two hired guns on synths and another on guitar - were closing out the night, we said, "Why the hell not?"
We're glad we did. Yes, there was the "S-s-s-s...A-a-a-a...F-f-f-f..." portion of the evening, at which point the entire tented patio became a sea of cameras and some very amusing dancing (above), but there's a little more to the Hats than that song, which is still as sleek and joyful as ever. It's no albatross Doroschuk only hauls out because he has to, that's for sure, as proved by the singer's own enthusiastic choreography during the 1982 hit.
For one thing, there's also "Pop Goes the World," an afterthought these days but itself a 1987 smash and practically as perfect a little pop song as you're going to find even today; we watched more than a few people who banked on leaving after "Safety Dance" turn right back around.
All known tour dates and some new and old Human League videos, below...
photos by Graeme Flagenheimer, words by Nick Dierl
No Age kicked off the night's festivities at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night (9/30); playing in front of a hometown crowd with the confidence and humility that has gained Dean Spunt and Randy Randall such great acclaim in both Los Angeles and worldwide. With the addition of third live member William Kai Strangeland-Menchaca their sound has been fleshed out enough to fill the entirety of the outdoor theater. Burning through both old favorites and songs from their brand new album Everything In Between, they were an energizing start to the evening.
Sonic Youth took the stage next and opened their set with the calm poise one would expect from such tried and true veterans. Despite their elder status in the rock community they still rocked with the best of them, with Steve Shelley's bombastic drumming and Kim Gordon's bass accompanying the guitar heroics of Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore. Their experience showed through most obviously during the noise interludes and outros of the songs as they meticulously built a swarm of dissonant feedback, with Gordon scraping her bass across the stage at one point, only to snap harmoniously back into unison with everyone else a moment later. Sonic Youth continued to prove that, despite their age, they are still in the prime of their live career.
Pavement opened their headlining set with crowd pleaser "Cut Your Hair" with exuberance and energy, as if they had never taken an eleven-year break. Stephen Malkmus' jangly guitar bravado and playful banter with the crowd from the show's start set the mood for what would turn out to be a wonderful set. After Watery, Domestic cut "Frontwards", they moved into what Malkmus referred to as "the California diptych" of "Gold Soundz" and "Shady Lane" (supposedly Irvine and Silverlake, respectively). This made their intention to play crowd favorites clear early. Selecting songs from the breadth of their catalog, they kept mostly to the raucous tunes, rarely breaking out the slower numbers (save for set highlights "Grounded" and "Spit on a Stranger").
The band was congenial and grateful toward the crowd at the Bowl, exactly as one would hope a group in their position to be on one of the final American dates of their reunion tour (that included five NYC shows). Malkmus seemed sincere later in the set as he delivered the chorus of "Stereo", another of the night's highlights, singing excitedly "I'm on the stereo!", almost as if he was legitimately still surprised that people care about his songs. Bob Nastanovich brought great energy to the show the whole night, getting right into the thick of the people at the front of the crowd during Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain gem "Unfair". The swagger and personability of the whole band throughout the night made for a spectacular evening worth waiting the last eleven years for - a successful victory lap for one of indie rock's greats that will hopefully be repeated soon.
Due to time constraints, Pavement didn't get to do an encore though Graeme got a peak at the written setlist which did have "Two States" and "AT&T" listed. The LA crowd still got 17 songs.
Both Sonic Youth and Pavement move on to Vegas for the weekend (where both of their sets will be streamed online from). More pictures and the full Pavement setlist from Hollywood Bowl, and a few videos, below..
"One of the best pavement concerts ever... At the fox in pomona... 30 songs u missed it..." - SANDY EGGO
"2 encores, ALL of Slanted (pretty much), and new lyrics to The Hexx." - Karina Longworth
"Sorry Coachella. Pavement played a gazillion songs for the lifers at Fox Theater." - Scott McDonald
"Holy shit I just saw Pavement." - Brian
Pavement & The Middle East at the Fox in Pomona - 4/15/2010 (tperkins67)
"We were responsible for creating the whole suburban Williamsburg thing," Malkmus says. "You know, the Strokes to Arcade Fire." Translation: Pavement taught the indie-rock underground to love itself without sacrificing the ambivalence and irony and smarts that made it what it was. "We were skeptical of record company guys with ponytails," he adds. "The great '80s bands, the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, tried to change their sound to be on major labels; the records they made weren't terrible, but they'd lost something. We didn't want to do that." [SPIN]Pavement played their first US reunion show, a warm up for Coachella and then some, last night in Pomona. Pavement, along with Sonic Youth and one band Mark Ibold isn't in, No Age, will return to California to share a bill at Hollywood Bowl on September 30th. Tickets for what appears to be the final show of the reunion tour go on sale Sunday, 5/2, at 10am PDT. Sunday is also the day that the band play their set at Coachella.
The full Pomona setlist and all dates below...
Depeche Mode @ MSG (more by Tim Griffin)
"Depeche Mode has been forced to cancel their appearance Friday, August 14th at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in San Diego due to doctor's orders that lead singer Dave Gahan continue on complete vocal rest. Because of their busy schedule, a new San Diego date will not be rescheduled this year. "We are incredibly disappointed to not be able to perform for our fans tonight in San Diego," said Dave Gahan. "We hope to be back soon to play for all our fans in the area." Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase. The tour will resume on Sunday with the band's sold out two night stand at the Hollywood Bowl."The cancellation of Friday's San Diego show came soon after the cancellation of their Wednesday San Francisco show. As of now, tonight at the Hollywood Bowl is still on.
Grace Jones @ Manchester Apollo, 24 Jan 2009 (backtopix01)
"[My 2008 album] Hurricane was an accident. Blame it on Ivor Guest. I'd decided never to do an album again. Record companies today don't allow artistic freedom, and I just couldn't be bothered anymore. But when Ivor brought me the music to 'Devil In My Life', from there we had a creative chemistry and the music just flowed. We followed where my voice was taking the music and where the music was taking my voice. We didn't work to some industry formula of what the Grace Jones sound is. It doesn't matter that it's taken twenty years because me and the music are always in the same place. It doesn't sound like the past or the future. It sounds like now, whenever now is. I don't count. Quality surpasses quantity at any time." - Grace JonesFirst Kylie Minogue, then Pet Shop Boys, and now Grace Jones has announced a show at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. The July 30th gig is one of just of two appearances the multi-talented artist will be making in the United States. The other is July 26th at Hollywood Bowl with Of Montreal and Dengue Fever. Tickets for the NYC show are currently on "Live Nation presale" (password?) and go on general sale on Friday at 10am. Tickets for the LA show are on sale now. All dates below...
Multi-award winning soul singer and musical legend Van Morrison is set to release "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl," an in-concert reworking of his historic 1968 gold-certified solo album. Recorded live over two nights at the Hollywood Bowl this past Nov. 7 and 8, the album marks the premiere release on Mr. Morrison's new EMI-distributed label, Listen to the Lion Records. "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" arrives in stores Feb. 10, 2009. A double-vinyl edition with three bonus tracks (including a live version of "Gloria") arrives in stores the same day.Tickets for both NYC shows go on Am Ex presale this Sunday at 10AM.
The concerts marked the first time Mr. Morrison ever performed "Astral Weeks" in one complete concert set. Joining him was an orchestral string section and a band composed of world-class musicians, some of whom played with Van on the original "Astral Weeks" sessions 40 years ago. Tracks on the CD include: "Astral Weeks/I Believe I've Transcended," "Beside You," "Slim Slow Slider/ I Start Breaking Down," "Sweet Thing," "The Way Young Lovers Do," "Cyprus Avenue / You Came Walking Down," "Ballerina," "Madame George" and two bonus tracks, "Listen to the Lion / The Lion Speaks" and "Common One."
The Hollywood Bowl concerts gave me a welcome opportunity to perform these songs the way I originally intended them to be," says Mr. Morrison, who amazingly held only one rehearsal prior to the concerts. "There are certain dynamics you can get in live recordings that you just cannot get in a studio recording. I love listening to live recordings. You get the whole thing right there, unabridged, raw and in the moment. There was a distinct alchemy happening on that stage in Hollywood. I felt it."....
....Both Bowl shows were filmed in high-definition, and will later be available as a commercial DVD concert film. Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Morrison will perform "Astral Weeks" again, in show at the Theater at New York's Madison Square Garden, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 & 28. Accompanied by two different bands, Mr. Morrison will play two sets per show: one of "Astral Weeks" cover to cover, the other of rarely played Van Morrison classics. He may even pull out rare gems "TB Sheets," "Mystic Eyes," "Who Drove the Red Sports Car" and "Baby Please Don't Go."
Tickets are now on presale (password = BOWL) for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show in LA on May 10th. More info on Beck's new album (which Paper Tiger/P4K say includes a collaboration with Cat Power) and Beck & Spoon tour dates below.....
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist are The Hard Sell - 8 turntables, 4 mixers & 2 effects pedals. A CD and DVD are coming soon, and tickets go on sale Friday for a January 26th (2008) show at the Fillmore NY Irving Plaza.
A full tour will be announced shortly, but in the meantime, the other known dates are below....
Live Nation is offering 50% off "select tickets with student ID" for Morrissey's upcoming shows at MSG (June 30) & PNC Bank Arts Center (July 6) - box office only. The setlist from his recent Hollywood Bowl show below...