Entries tagged with: House of Blondes
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Psychic TV @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 12/27/2013
The new Greenpoint locale of Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been up and running for about two months, offering crafty shopping, gourmet eats, beer and bands every weekend. The venue scored a bit of a coup by getting post punk legends Psychic TV to play both nights this past weekend (12/27-28). If you know anything about confrontational main man Genesis P-Orridge and PTV's history, it's perversely funny to see them playing a venue centered around buying things. I've been to a few Bazaar shows this season and while it's always been crowded it's often been more for the shopping. Saturday it was by far the most people I've seen for the show part. Our photographer hit Friday night and pics from that are in this post.
While line-ups for PTV have changed like The Fall, it has always been P-Orridge's show who was definitely in control and in mostly good spirits Saturday (at least until someone threw a beer can on stage, which clearly stuck in his craw). This iteration of the group (which has been stable for about 10 years) included a violinist and, for part of the show, a couple saxes, and they were a tight live unit. Sets were long (definitely longer than most BK Bazaar bands get), somewhere around 90 minutes or more and, though they didn't come near their most famous songs "Godstar" or "Roman P," it was nonetheless a fun, somewhat surreal evening.
This weekend at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, it's Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars and more on Friday (1/3) and Magic Man and more on Saturday (1/4). More pics from Friday's PTV shows -- including one of the setlist, pics from Soundcheck and a few of openers House of Blondes (Heliotropes ended up not playing) -- and a video are below...
Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by PSquared)
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is up and running in its new permanent Greenpoint location, offering shopping, food, fun, and free music every Friday and Saturday. There's a few previously discussed upcoming shows, including SISU on Friday (12/20), two Psychic TV shows later in the month, and the Panache weekend (1/10 & 1/11) that includes Mac DeMarco, Imperial Teen, Dot Wiggin Band and more. And since we last spoke, more shows have been announced.
Swearin' co-headline with Cymbals Eat Guitars with strong local support from Low Fat Getting High on January 3, a one-off before their 2014 tour which includes NYC shows at Cake Shop (3/6) and Rough Trade (3/7) (tix).
Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Undergound tribute band The Pizza Underground is there on January 24 opening for French Horn Rebellion (maybe they'll have more than eight minutes of material by then), along with Seasick Mama and Heavenly Beat. And the day after that, the highly entertaining Har Mar Superstar (1/25), who just played Bowery Ballroom (12/17) will headline.
Brooklyn's dark, reverby Crystal Stilts will take over on February 8.
And atmospheric post-rockers Caspian, who recently headlined Bowery Ballroom, will make things a little more epic at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on March 1.
Other additions were announced too, and you can check out the full current schedule (along with full lineups for each date, if available), below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Heliotropes @ Cake Shop 11/16/2013
Brooklyn's Heliotropes released their riff-heavy debut, A Constant Sea, over the summer and if you haven't heard it yet you can stream it below. Seeing them live is where it's at, though, and luckily these ladies like to play shows. Your next chance to see them is at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 27 where they'll open for the first of Psychic TV's two shows there. House of Blondes are also on the bill and that should be an interesting show to say the least. Like all BK Bazaar shows, it's free.
We've also got a belated set of pics from Heliotropes' 11/16 show at Cake Shop and those are in this post. Also, we've been asking bands to give us the 2013 Best Ofs, and Heliotropes singer Jessica Numsuwankijkul gave us a rather interesting list, her "Top 6 Musical Torture Scenarios of 2013." Check that out, along with those Cake Shop pics, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Cult of Youth at Union Pool, Dec 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cult of Youth recently taped an episode of popular Blogotheque's popular "Take Away" series, performing a stripped-down rendition of "Garden of Delights" from last year's Love Will Prevail. You can watch that below.
The band have also announced a set of dates that will kick off with a headlining show at 285 Kent on March 2. There the band will team with Alberich (who recently played Saint Vitus), Herzog Rising, and psychedelic noise-punks Destruction Unit.
The show is one of two NYC shows scheduled for CoY. This week you can catch them at Europa on Thursday (1/24), supporting the Hirsute Pursuit with the ever controversial Boyd Rice / NON, and House of Blondes. Tickets are still available.
Speaking of Destruction Unit, you can stream some of their material below and look for their new LP, Void, on Jolly Dream soon.
A list of all tour dates, the "Take Away Show" featuring CoY, and some streaming Destruction Unit material are below...
The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...