Entries tagged with: Hospitality
by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis, Wyatt Marshall & Zach Pollack
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Bell House in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
The insanity that is SXSW is about to uproot folks from around the globe, sending them to Austin for a week to see 628 bands. While there will be great music from all around the world there, we thought, being a NYC-based website, we'd highlight ten artists from our hometown we think you should check out if you'll be there. You can listen to two tracks each from each band (who's on RDIO) in our RDIO playlist, and browse the list below.
Also check out our list of 50 artists from around the world (including four of the ones here) we're excited to see at SXSW and our SXSW metal preview (including NYC's Psalm Zero), and if you're going, we hope to see you at our official showcase, Invisible Oranges' showcase, or one of our day parties!
Check out the list and stream the playlist below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Hospitality @ MHOW 3/1/2014
Hospitality's tour with Air Waves came to a close on Saturday (3/1) with a hometown show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg with old pals ARMS on the bill as well. The band's terrific new Trouble is a more varied record than their debut (both on Merge) which led to a little more instrument-switching than we've seen them do in the past. Pictures from MHOW are in this post.
The band is having a short breather before diving into Austin next week for SXSW (which can feel like a whole tour in four days). Be sure to catch them there if you'll be at the fest. Then in May they'll head to Europe to tour there. More pics from MHOW and their upcoming tour schedule below...
Air Waves @ Knitting Factory 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Air Waves are currently on tour with their Brooklyn neighbors Hospitality but have hit a bit of bad weather vehicular bad luck:
Hey all! We've been having some crazy vortex blues on our tour. Our van broke down in Indiana and we had to cancel a couple of shows, so are set back about a grand. We would love to continue this tour though!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated and we'll send merchandise and our new record to any donations over $20. Thank you so much! Things are looking up already and excited to continue this tour.If you'd like to help Air Waves out, head to their Facebook for details.
Hospitality wrap up their tour with Air Waves on March 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and tickets are still available.
One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.
Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.
Hospitality's terrific second album, Trouble, is out today via Merge. It finds the Brooklyn band loosening up and confident taking their sound into new areas -- most notably prominent use of keyboards. (Order it here.) You can hear three songs from Trouble as part of the eighth installment of our BV Studio Sessions recorded at Butler Recording in Bushwick. Big thanks to Jessica Amaya, Albert Amaya for making this look (and sound) great. Much appreciation to Chris La Putt as always. Watch:
Hospitality - BV Studio Sessions
Amber Papini - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Nathan Michel - Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Drums
Brian Betancourt - Vocals, Bass
David Christian - Drums, Keyboard, Shaker
This video will also give you a taste of Hospitality's new live configuration which adds multi-instrumentalist David Christian to the line-up, allowing for some instrument-switching. The band's tour kicks off this weekend with their appearance at the Ecstatic Music Festival on Sunday (1/31) which will feature a collaboration with teenage ensemble Face the Music. Tickets are still available. Hospitality play NYC again when their tour swings back through the city on March 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available to that too. All dates are listed below.
Check out more BV Studio Sessions here and check out more pictures from the Hospitality one with dates below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn trio Hospitality have avoided the sophomore slump, as Trouble might just be better than their terrific debut album. Solving the different-but-similar conundrum, the band's hook-filled songwriting and Amber Papini's thoughtful lyrics / appealing vocals remain at the core, while expanding their scope sonically. A variety of keyboards come into play this time -- as does flashes of late '70s rock -- and their whole sound just opens up. This kind of Trouble is welcome. The album is out next week but you can stream the whole thing right now via NPR.
Hospitality play the Ecstatic Music Festival on January 31 at The Greene Space, a collaborative performance with teenage ensemble Face the Music that will also feature a new piece by Hospitality's Nathan Michel. Tickets are on sale now.
Hospitality will play a more traditional show in NYC when their tour swings back through the city on March 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Air Waves have been added to that bill and tickets are still available.
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Hospitality's new album, Trouble, is out in about a month (1/28), and it finds the Brooklyn trio dabbling in '70s-sounding spacey synthesizers and proggy vibes, while still maintaining their way with a melody, hook, and clever lyric. If you haven't heard first single "I Miss Your Bones" yet, you can stream it below.
As mentioned, Hospitality will be a part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Fest here in NYC. They play on January 31 at The Greene Space for a collaborative performance with all-teen ensemble Face the Music. In addition to Hospitality songs, the two groups will perform a new piece by Hospitality's Nathan Michel. Tickets are on sale now.
Immediately after, Hospitality are going out on a North American tour that concludes back here in Brooklyn on March 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets to MHOW go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon.
All tour dates are listed below...
Hospitality at Glasslands in October (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The annual Ecstatic Music Festival is returning to its usual location, the Merkin Concert Hall (except for the kickoff show at The Green Space, and one show happening at Carnegie Hall) in 2014 from January 31 to March 29.
Like in previous years, the shows will include multiple indie/classical collaborations including Hospitality with Face the Music; Saul Williams with Mivos Quartet; Mirah with Susie Ibarra; The Bang on a Can All Stars with Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Alvin Lucier and Daniel Wohl; Colin Stetson with Brooklyn Youth Chorus; So Percussion with Buke & Gase; Man Forever with William Basinski; and more.
Full schedule, along with a trailer video, below...
by Bill Pearis
We mentioned that Hospitality's second album, Trouble, would be out via Merge on January 28. While still handy with a jazzy chord, the new album definitely expand's the Brooklyn band's palette, with keyboards taking a prominent role on a few tracks and even veering a little bit into spacerock territory. That's while still being grounded in catchy songwriting. You can stream the first-released track from the album, the sharp and punchy "I Miss Your Bones," in this post (via Rolling Stone).
Hospitality played CMJ a couple weeks back but they've got no new dates on the horizon. Yet. New track stream and Trouble cover art below.
Hospitality @ Glasslands 10/19/2013
Hospitality came out of hibernation to play the last night of CMJ, hitting Glasslands on Saturday (10/19) as part of a bill that also featured Pattern is Movement and The Building. Their set featured a bunch of new songs, and their line-up was a little different too, with Nathan Michael back in the drummer's seat just for this show (he moved to guitar two years ago) and Glass Ghost's Elliot Krimsky on keyboards.
Those keyboards may figure heavily into the band's new album, Trouble, which will be out January 28 via Merge (almost two years exactly after their debut). The first taste of the album, a video teaser, definitely sounds more dancey than anything we've heard from them. A new direction? Stay tuned. You can check out more pics from Hospitality's CMJ set and that video trailer below.
Hospitality @ Brooklyn Bowl, Sept. 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Superior indie pop band Hospitality are busy working on their follow-up to their 2012 debut which is inching up on two years ago. No official word on LP#2 yet or a tour, but Hospitality will be coming out of show-playing hibernation for CMJ. They'll play Glasslands on Saturday, October 19 with Philly duo Pattern is Movement and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now. Hospitality will also be DJing a Merge Records night at Ace Hotel on Wednesday, October 16. Details beyond that are still to be announced.
Pattern is Movement, meanwhile, will also play a single release party Philadelphia's Union Transfer on October 24. Tickets for that show are on sale too.
The video for Hospitality's "Eighth Avenue" is below.
photos by Jessica Amaya
Hospitality / Ex Cops @ Kidrockers, 2/10/2013
Braving the slush, families headed to Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday (2/10) for Kidrockers featuring Hospitality and Ex Cops. As you can see, fans rushed the stage during Hospilaty's set, which is okay as it was encouraged. Hosts Seth Herzog and Craig Baldo kept the kids entertained between sets.
Hospitality don't have any other upcoming dates, but Ex Cops are playing an early show on Friday (2/15) at Mercury Lounge with Ski Lodge (tickets) and, after SXSW, will head out on tour with Bleached, including an NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom on April 23. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from Sunday's Kidrockers show are below.
photos by Maryanne Ventrice
Caveman / Har Mar Superstar @ Kidrockers, 1/27/2013
As mentioned, Caveman have a new album on the way via Fat Possum on April 2. What better audience to test out some new tracks than a bunch of half-pints? That's just what they did when Caveman played Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl on January 27, an afternoon show that also included a set from Har Mar Superstar along with hosts Craig Baldo and Jordan Carlos. Pictures are in this post.
Adults can next catch Caveman in NYC at Webster Hall, and at other places around the country.
More pictures of Caveman and Har Mar Superstar are below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: BLURRY BITTERS - A CAKE SHOP BEST OF 2012 MIXTAPE (MP3)
Eddy Current Suppression Ring @ Cake Shop, June 2010 (more by Diana Wong)
One of the biggest, most genuine music fans I know is Andy from Ludlow Street indie rock club Cake Shop. He's an indefatigable listener and always turns me onto new stuff. Here we've got his "best of 2012 and live from cakeshop and recorded" which is topped by Parquet Courts' fantastic debut album, Light Up Gold. You can check out the full list of "21 AMAZING EXPERIENCES" below.
Andy is also a great maker of mixes, and I stil put in one he made for the Cake Shop/Slumberland 2009 SXSW showcase from time to time. Over at the Cake Shop blog, he posted a 2012 mix loaded with great stuff that you can download above and see the tracklist below. Highly recommend. Cake Shop had a successful Pledge Music campaign this year, signed a new 10-year lease, survived the Great Sandy Blackout, and I can't wait to see more bands there in 2013 (like maybe Obits on January 19) and beyond.
Andy from Cake Shop's Best of 2012 list and mixtape tracklist are below...
by Bill Pearis
Hospitality @ Brooklyn Bowl, 8/31/2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
While I haven't revealed by Favorite Albums of 2012 list yet, I'll let it slip that Hospitality's eponymous debut album is pretty high up there. If you've yet to hear it's many guitar pop pleasures, you can stream it below. Wondering what the band have listened to the most in 2012? They've offered up their Top 10 of 2012 which you can peruse below. It's actually nine new albums and then the last slot goes to Led Zeppelin which singer Amber Papini admits she's been gorging on ever since Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy caused the band's headlining show at Bowery Ballroom to be postponed and the make-up date is right around the corner on January 10 with TEEN and Household. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair.
Meanwhile, Hospitality next show after that will be as part of the Kidrockers series at Brooklyn Bowl, happening Sunday, February 10 at 11 AM. Tickets are $8 and on sale now -- kids 2 and under get in free. It's all ages on Sundays at Brooklyn Bowl till 6PM when it becomes 21+ like the rest of the week.
Kidrockers have announced a few other 2013 shows as well: Caveman (who just announced a big tour, including Webster Hall on 4/10) play on January 27 (tix); and Hooray for Earth play on February 3 (tix, they also play Knitting Factory next month). There is also the previously-announced DIIV show on January 13 (they play an "adult" show at BB that same night).
Hospitality's list of Top 10 LPs of 2012 is below.
Hospitality at Brooklyn Bowl, 8/31/2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Much like the Etsy's store, tech mag WIRED has a pop-up store during the holiday season (its eighth year) and theirs is located at 534 Broadway at Price St. in SoHo. In addition to featuring loads of the latest gear and gadgets, the WIRED store is also hosting events and live music. Tonight (12/6), Hospitality will play a free show and the event, which includes "beer, beverages, & light bites," goes from 7 - 10 PM. You do need to RSVP. As an extra incentive to get there early, the first 100 people through the door get a free "Moxie showerhead from KOHLER that streams music right into your shower." The WIRED store has a few other events but, apart from a "DIY workshop" on Saturday (12/8) they are all listed as "invite only" with no other details. Seems Scroogish to us.
If you can't swing by the WIRED store tonight, don't forget Hospitality will play Bowery Ballroom on January 10 with Household and tickets are still available. We're also giving a pair away and details are below, along with a stream of their new single, "Monkey."
by Andrew Sacher
More of the big 2012 year-end lists have been rolling in, with NPR and SPIN recently revealing theirs, and now Rolling Stone have unleashed theirs. Similarly to Uncut, the expected albums from older artists are there, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, and the number one slot going to Bruuuuuuuuuuuce. It's got huge albums like Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, and fun., as well as the token high ranking indie album (Japandroids at #9), the token washed up band who was once classic (Green Day), things you knew you'd see on Rolling Stone's list like Jack White and Alabama Shakes, and... Grimes!
You can read the whole list below...
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis
Jeff Goldbloom / fish. @ Brooklyn Rock Lottery 3
The third annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery happened at Knitting Factory on Saturday (12/1). Musicians of varying styles and ages met at 10 AM and put their names in a hat and the five drummers picked their bandmates at random out of it. They then spent the day coming up with a name, writing original songs and practicing and made their stage debut that night. Proceeds from tickets and merch went to Hurricane Sandy relief. It was a lot of fun.
Even though the members were chosen at random, it seemed like the bands formed kind of naturally and had a cohesive sound. First up for the night was Jazz Karate, which featured Kenny Bernard (Ra Ra Riot), Franz Nicolay (ex Hold Steady / Against Me!), Pamela Martinez (Teletextile), Matt Singer, and Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket). With a harp and an accordion onstage, their music veered towards gypsy jazz and included a song about Tony Danza.
Next was Jeff Goldbloom whose members were Lua Rios (Gold Lake), Nick Sylvester (Mr. Dream), Noah Kardos-Fein (YVETTE), and Craig Lulada Pfunder (VHS or Beta). With a distinct sound -- heavy, shoegazy guitar epic-ry -- they were definitely the one group of the night that I'd actually want to see again. Good!
Then came the band I was most looking forward to, that had Yuck drummer Jonny Rogoff, Hospitality bassist Brian Betancourt, and Spanish Prisoners main man Leo Maymind, not to mention Dave Harrington from Nicholas Jaar's band and Gang Signs' Bryan Quackenbush. I was expecting melodic pop, but their name -- fish. -- shoulda been a giveaway. They played one 12-minute "jazz odyssey" type jam that showed just how good their collective musicianship was, but this has never been my thing.
Hardcore Lørd were next and it was almost entirely electronic, with tons of gear and lots of wires onstage. The band was Oliver Chapoy (Certain Creatures / ex Warm Ghost), Michael Sheffield (Sweet Bulbs / Heaven's Gate), Sara Lucas (Callers), and Christopher Puidokas (who toured with Blonde Redhead / The Silent Years). They took forever to set up but were probably my second favorite of the night, warm and ethereal.
The last band of the night was Nylon Guy and easily the most odds-n-sods, with Tyler Villard (Bezoar), Ian Young (touring saxophonist of M83), George Langford (Javelin), Jen Goma (People Get Ready / Sunny Day in Glasgow), and David Sheinkopf (The Subjects). No concessions were made to have a cohesive sound and everybody got to do their thing -- Villard doing a lot of hammer-on soloing, and Young smnoothing things out with his horn, and everyone else just kind of filling in the gaps. They did do a decent cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark," though.
ANIMAL New York were there too and got straight-off-the-board recordings of everybody except Nylon Guy. Check out streams of the other bands, as well as more pics from Brooklyn Rock Lottery 3, below.
Please welcome the third annual Rock Lottery to Knitting Factory on December 1st:
The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evenings performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.This year's event
2012 lineup for Rock Lottery and video from previous events are below.
Hospitality at Brooklyn Bowl, August 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Though copies have surfaced on the road in the days prior, Hospitality released a new 7" via Merge on 10/30 featuring a pair of new jams in "Monkey" (streamable below) and "The Drift". Though the band was forced to cancel an outing at Bowery Ballroom on 11/2 due to some jerk named Sandy, the band is ready to go with another date in its stead: January 10th at Bowery Ballroom with TEEN. TIckets are still available for the show, or you can use the ticket you already had for the cancelled show, or roll the dice and try to win a pair along with said 7". Details on how are below.
Hospitality is scheduled to lay low until that Bowery date, but you can still catch TEEN in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on 12/15 with Guards (tickets). Until then, dig on some streams while entering the contest below....
Though things are certainly getting a little better, much of NYC is still devastated by Hurricane Sandy (like Staten Island and Coney Island). Lots of people still don't have power and transportation is limited. Here's the list of shows that are and aren't happening in town tonight (11/2/2012).
The Grouplove show at Terminal 5, which MS MR opens is still on for tonight, but due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the show will no longer be livestreamed on the Bowery Presents YouTube page.
The Hospitality and TEEN show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has been postponed due to lack of power. A new date TBA.
Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice at The Bell House is happening.
Grass Widow, Royal Baths & Habibi at 285 Kent is happening.
For those with bored kids (as in real kids, not, like "the kids") in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl is having a Family Day as we speak, with free brownies for bowlers.
At 6 PM, Brooklyn Bowl goes back to being 21+ with Particle playing at 8 PM and a late night dance-a-thon featuring The Fort Knox Five and the Funk Hunters starting at 11:30 PM.
Over at Cameo you can see strong>Apollo Heights, Backwords, and Fan-Tan. $10, more info here.
Tonight's Chris Isaak show at Beacon Theater has been postponed to November 11. All tickets will be honored.
The Sonar Fest Tour with Die Antwoord, Azari and III, and others was scheduled to hit Roseland Ballroom tonight, but that show has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future of the Left, and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) were supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge tonight, but that show has been moved to Europa. Tickets are available.
LPR, still without power, also cancelled tonight's Draleta Music presents: "Picking Up the Pieces" show.
Tragedy (the tribute band) at Merury Lounge has been rescheduled for 1/5. Hollis Brown at Mercury Lounge will have a "new date soon."
Lincoln Center says "Friday's White Light Festival performance of The Spirit of the Body is postponed. New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film Society, and Metropolitan Opera performances will go on as scheduled. For further information, please contact the presenting organization. The David Rubenstein Atrium and New York Public Library are open."
The Adam Green and Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's has been cancelled due to no electricity at the venue. Adam and Binki are still supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (11/5).
Highline Ballroom had to cancel both of their shows tonight. The early show, David Choi and Clara C has been postponed to Sunday (11/4), and the late show, Maya Jane Coles, has been relocated to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave).
Our Miami Connection screenings are postponed.
The Bloody Beetroots show at Webster Hall has been cancelled.
The STS9 shows at Best Buy Theater for tonight and tomorrow both appear to still be on.
The Pearl Jam/Joseph Arthur side project RNDM show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still on for tonight. David Garza opens all dates on the tour.
Union Hall is open for Hoots & Hellmouth.
Your 33 Black Angels and The Archive play Zebulon.
The Smashing Pumpkins show at Susquehanna Bank Center would have happened tonight, but that show was one of the shows the band was forced to postpone.
UCB Chelsea is open but UCB East is still closed.
Fontana's opened with a generator last night (just as a bar, no show) and probably will do the same tonight.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed, and says "All tickets for tonight's Jaymay show will be honored at one of her upcoming two shows (11/9 or 11/16). Alternatively refunds are available by contacting MusicToday customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)."
Pianos is still closed, so no Luke Rathborne, Mon Khemer, Little Rader or Chris Bathgate, but Pianos promises they will open as soon as power goes on.
Cake Shop is still closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
more updates to this post coming...
If you're at home., watch the telethon with Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Aerosmith still played the 'Today Show' this morning and Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb. Video below...
The Jesus and Mary Chain at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
today in NYC
* The Moving Sounds Festival
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Pistol Annies @ Terminal 5
* Suzanne Thorpe @ The Stone
* Hunter/Gatherers @ The Stone
* Field Report @ Union Pool
* CMA Songwriter Series @ Joe's Pub
* PG Six, Ember Schrag @ Zebulon
* Amon Tobin, Holy Other @ Welmont Theatre
* Scott Kettner's Orgy in Rhythm @ Barbes
* B. Fleischmann @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Bennio Qwerty, Cosmonaut @ Glasslands
* Samo Soundboy, Jim-e Stack @ Glasslands
* Kansas, King's X, That 1 Guy @ Best Buy Theatre
* preview show @ Original Music Workshop
* Turbo Fruits, Roomrunner @ Mercury Lounge
* Paperdoll, The New Velvet @ Mercury Lounge
* Com Truise, Lusine, Michna (DJ) @ Art Directors Club
* Alberta Cross, The Ludlow Thieves @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ex Cops, Alia and Zoe sing jazz, James Levy @ Cameo
* Maximo Park, Zambri, Stagnant Pools @ Webster Hall
* William Elliot Whitmore, Samantha Crain @ City Winery
* Why?, Doseone, Serengeti @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* WIN WIN, Steel Phantoms, Behavior, Beast Patrol @ Pianos
* Catbirds, Rain Machine, Cathy @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Philip Jeck & Ted Riederer, Ken Montgomery @ Issue Project Room
* Desert Sharks, King Prom, Wet Nurse, Magnetic Island @ Cake Shop
* N Jetty M, Aaron Maine, Cameron Wisch, Celestial Shore @ Big Snow
* Hard Bodies, Money Now, Nice Purse, Hard Nips @ Shea Stadium
* Wax Poetic, Hess Is More, Love Trio, Clark Gayton @ (le) poisson rouge
* Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, John Mulaney @ The Bell House
* Janeane Garofalo, Justin Silver, Christian Finnegan @ Eastville Comedy Club
* The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychic Paramount, The Vandelles @ Irving Plaza
* Roulette Celebrates One Year in Brooklyn - Anthony Braxton "Two Ensembles (NYC) 2012
Tonight is the first of two nights The Jesus & Mary Chain will be playing at Irving Plaza. Be sure to get there early for openers (and BV-faves) The Psychic Paramount. Tickets are still available. Check out the video for JAMC's 1990 single "Head On" below.
The fifth-annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival starts tonight at The Bell House with a stacked (and sold out) bill featuring Todd Barry, John Mulaney, Jon Glaser, and TBA special guests!
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A short film collaboration between Doveman and Tom Kalin is screening at BAM tonight. as part of "Tom Kalin Shorts Program". You can also watch the short film called "From Silence" (NSFW), below...
Hospitality, who'll play Bowery Ballroom in November, just made a revved-up video for their song "8th Avenue" and you can watch that below.
Mission of Burma also have a new video, theirs being the track "Semi-Pseudo-Sort-of Plan" and you can watch that below.
Check out the new vintage porn filled video from Icky Blossoms, below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Hospitality at Brooklyn Bowl - 8/31/12
As mentioned, Brooklyn bands Hospitality and TEEN are kicking off a tour together this month. That tour doesn't come to NYC but right after it ends, Hospitality will play Bowery Ballroom on November 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at noon.
TEEN isn't listed on that bill (at least not at the moment), but as discussed, they'll play NYC TONIGHT (9/5) at Glasslands with Acrylics, Bizi Gara, and Fabric (tickets) and will open for Ariel Pink at Webster Hall on September 14 with BODYGUARD (tickets).
Hospitality just played a free show at Brooklyn Bowl last Friday (8/31) with ARMS. They played a new song at that show, which you can watch a video of, plus check out more pictures from the show, and a list of updated Hospitality dates below.
West Coast janglers Craft Spells are heading East next month to play Cincinatti's Midpoint Music Festival (September 27 - 29) which also features the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells and many more. Tickets for the fest are still available and the whole line-up is at the bottom of this post.
Before the festival, Craft Spells will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 24 with new new romantics Ice Choir. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
You can stream Craft Spells' new-ish EP, Gallery, plus check out the whole Midpoint Music Fest line-up, below.