Entries tagged with: Hubble
Ben Greenberg with the Men @ MHOW in Nov (more by Ebru Yildiz)
When he's not playing bass (or shredding on guitar) for the Men, ex-Pygmy Shrew Ben Greenberg has been turning out mind-melting solo six-string performances as Hubble. Sonically the music lies at the extreme boundary of where hypnotic minimal composition and Fahey-like avant-guitar meet. His second record, Hubble Eagle, is out now on NNA Tapes.
Hubble headlines 285 Kent on December 5 with a noise and amosphere-heavy lineup of John Mannion, Diaphragm, Migrations In Rust (who have a new NNA Tapes-released song, below) and Yellow Tears. Tickets are on sale.
From the new record, Stream Hubble's Kinks cover (and also the only song on the record with vocals) "A Long Way From Home," as well as snippets of the whole disc, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Wolf Eyes @ Saint Vitus, 7/6/2013
Antagonistic noise gang Wolf Eyes headlined a sold-out show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), joined by Hubble (Ben Greenberg, also of The Men), Foreplay (mem Warthog) and Soren (mem Rosenkopf) for a night of experimentalism and noise. Pictures from the show are in this post.
If you missed Saint Vitus, you can still get your Wolf Eyes fix by heading to Nothing Changes on Wednesday (July 10) when Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) hits Home Sweet Home for a late night appearance. The party will also host upcoming appearances from Bestial Mouths / Bootblacks on July 17th, La Urss / Sad Boys on July 24th and last but certainly not least, Lost Tribe / Anasazi on July 31st.
More pictures from a packed out (and superbly air-conditioned!) Saint Vitus on Saturday are below.
Noise favorites Wolf Eyes have precisions strikes set for the US thus far in celebration of their new LP, No Answer: Lower Floors, out now on De Stijl Records. The dates include a stop at Chaos in Tejas, another in Chicago and a recently announced show in NYC with Hubble, Foreplay and Soren. Tickets are on sale for this July 6 date at Saint Vitus. Full set of dates are below.
The Allman Brothers are playing ten shows at Beacon Theatre between March 1 to March 16. Tickets for all ten nights are on Fan Club presale now, go on AmEx presale today at noon, and general sale starts January 11 at 10 AM.
The Black Crowes are playing four nights in the NYC area this Apirl, with shows at The Capitol Theatre on April 2 and 3 and Terminal 5 on April 5 and 6. Tickets for the Capitol Theatre shows and the T5 shows go on sale January 11 at 10 AM.
The Big Pink are playing an Encore! Session at Le Baron Chinatown on January 7.
Zs, Mick Barr, Hubble, Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo, and DJ Ripley are playing Public Assembly on Sunday (1/6). No advance tickets, more details at the facebook event.
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Lux Perpetua, and Scott & Charlene's Wedding are playing Death by Audio on January 19. Admission is $7 at the door.
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.
Thurston Moore & Loren Connors at The Stone in July, via (((unartig)))
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and avant-garde guitar great Loren Connors, who initially teamed up for a collaborative set over the summer during Spy Music Festival, will again do so for the Northern Spy and LQQK CMJ showcase which happens on October 17 at Public Assembly with Hubble, PC Worship, Diamond Terrifier, The Dreebs, and Devin, Gary & Ross. Tickets for that show are on sale now or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, Loren Connors (playing as a duo with Suzanne Langille) shares a bill with Thurston's SY bandmate Lee Ranaldo (who will be playing with his group, Text of Light) at 285 Kent on November 13.
Meanwhile, Thurston Moore plays a local show in NYC TONIGHT (10/10) at Le Poisson Rouge with John Zorn, Jesse Harris, Gary Lucas, Red Baraat, David Amram, TriBeCaStan, Flutterbox and the recently added Violent Femmes frontman Gordan Gano. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
A lengthy video of Thurston and Loren's set from Spy Music Fest is below.
The new lineup of Zs: Patrick Higgins, Sam Hillmer, Greg Fox
Zs celebrate their 10th anniversary with the new box set The Complete Sextet Works: 2002 - 2007, which is out September 13 via Northern Spy (preorder). The four-disc set contains more nearly five hours of tunes from the band and includes a 22-page booklet. Sample some of those tracks below.
Help celebrate Zs' 11th year and the set's release with an appearance scheduled for August 29 at 285 Kent where the band will be joined by Wet Ink Ensemble, Extra Life, Mick Barr + Marc Edwards Duo, Hubble and Diamond Terrifier, along with DJ sets from Brandon Stosuy and Robin Carolan. $10 gets you in the door. The show will also be a coming out party for new members Patrick Higgins (Bachanalia, ex-Animal) and drummer Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien).
Stream material from the box set below, and congratulations to Zs on their decade in existence.
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.
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
Remember that Dessner brother-curated festival, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," which is happening at BAM from May 3-5? And remember how when we posted the National-curated ATP lineup we suggested (for obvious reasons) that it might hint at the BAM lineup? Well, the lineup is out now, and there are definitely some similarities to that, and also not surprisingly, to the ongoing Ecstatic Music Festival which is great at highlighting the growing mix between indie rock and indie classical that the Dessners are huge fans of and participants in.
The three day Brooklyn Academy of Music festival includes The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond (w/ yMusic), Sharon Van Etten, and Buke and Gase who are all playing ATP, in addition to The Walkmen, St. VIncent, Beirut, Atlas Sound, Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), Oneohtrix Point Never, Caveman, Sinkane, Twin Shadow, Jherek Bischoff, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DFA DJ set), Ava Luna, and others which are all listed below. As mentioned, the fest also includes the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the NOW Ensemble.
3-Day Festival Passes go on sale Monday (3/5) to friends of BAM and Tuesday (3/6) to the general public. More details and schedule at the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry website.
Full lineup below...
Bardo Pond at Music Hall of Williamsburg 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
Bardo Pond will play Death By Audio TONIGHT (11/19), as part of a Northern Spy event with Eleven Twenty Nine and Steve Gunn. Doors open at 8PM for the $10 show, and more info is here. Though Northern Spy is hosting the DBA show, Northern Spy artist Hubble will be just down the street tonight at 285 Kent, celebrating a record release and supporting Psychic Ills.
Bardo Pond recently played the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. Clash wrote...
One of the more frustrating things about Supersonic is just how much great music you end up missing. Pioneers like Silver Apples and Tony Conrad are both sacrificed throughout the weekend, the disappointingly washed out Wolves In The Throne Room and the inconceivably overrated Skull Defekts somehow flickering onto my radar in their place. Yet a band doesn't necessarily need to be innovative or even particularly refreshing to steal the show. Bardo Pond, performing early in the evening in space number 2 and having to negotiate theirs and everyone elses hangovers delight, a gorgeously crushing celebration of wistful acid tracer trails and shoegaze psyche. That these old hands stole the show is perhaps indicative of inconsistent yet strangely satisfying blend that comprised this years festival as a whole.Listen to Thurston Moore talk about Bardo Pond HERE. See Thurston Moore on tour in early 2012.
Ben Greenberg, aka Hubble
Psychic Ills will headline a show at 285 Kent Ave on Saturday (11/19), and along for the ride will be Man Forever, Driphouse, DJs Tim Dewit, Sam Hillmer of Zs and Marty McSorely, as well as Hubble, who will be celebrating a new LP Hubble Drums at the show.
Hubble is Ben Greenberg who you may also know from his project Pygmy Shrews or from his involvement with Sam Hillmer of Zs. Hubble Drums is Greenberg's debut LP which is available now via Northern Spy. It falls somewhere between outer space guitar shred and shoegazey ambience. You can stream the record in its entirety at Vice.
Hubble will also play another show next week if you can't make it to 285 Kent, hitting Cameo Gallery on 11/25 with Xela, Hobo Cubes, and Bretschneider. Full tour dates, song streams, and a video for Hubble's "Hubble's Hubble" (not a typo), below..
fireworks (more by Chris La Putt)
The 35th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the West Side to delight New Yorkers and the nation with an awe-inspiring display of patriotic firepower. This year's extravaganza, "Gift of Freedom," will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of American standards and the hottest pop favorites!Nick Lachey hosts the TV show which will feature performances by Brad Paisley & Beyoncé.
Not in New York? Check out our entertainment
special on NBC, July 4th at 9 pm EST.
"The Fireworks can be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. For the best views, head to 12th Avenue below 59th Street at the following access points along 11th Avenue." Note that: The Westside Highway will be closed from 22nd Street to 59th Street beginning at 4:00 pm. You can also watch from NJ. I wouldn't recommend trying to see them from Brooklyn, though it may be possible if you get up high enough somewhere. One option for watching the fireworks is aboard a Rocks Off ship.
Unfortunately there will NOT be a free concert in Battery Park this year, not that last year's was anything special (for people over 5 years old anyway). There will not be a free show on Governors Island this year either. Last year they had a free She & Him show and a Rosanne Cash show too. This year the beach on Governors will be occupied by a not-free Pacha-presented dance party (part of the four-day Dance.Here.Now. Festival).
4th of July NYC show options are pretty slim in general this year, though Shea Stadium is hosting Summerjam III with Extreme Animals, Sightings, Liturgy, PC Worship, Hubble, La Otracina, Fuckton, In Buenos Aires, Dubknowdub, Black Ribbons, Future Shuttle, and more. Zebulon, Brooklyn Bowl and Barbes are all also open that day.
July 4th is a Monday though, and it's a Monday you probably have off of work (like Bowery Presents does -- all their clubs are closed that day). That means you can stay up late Sunday, July 3rd which is when Panda Bear plays Music Hall of Williamsburg, Tinsel Teeth are at Death By Audio, The Hairs play a free afternoon show at the South Street Seaport Fulton Market, Jaga Jazzist play Le Poisson Rouge, and the Feelies play their third of three Maxwell's shows.
AMP it up! East Coast All-ages Music SummitIn somewhat related news, Daniel Higgs kicks off that previously mentioned 'Happy Hour' residency at Zebulon in Brooklyn tonight (2/21). The full residency schedule is below...
Time: Saturday, February 26 · 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA
An evening of panels, speakers, training, networking and live music designed for staff, volunteers, allies, and fans of all-ages music venues and youth music organizations.
Hear what your peers around the region are doing, learn how we can take collective action to advance the field, and strengthen young people's access to the tools of participatory cultural production.
Help us celebrate the release of our book, "In Every Town: an all-ages music manualfesto!" Bands Slutever and SGNLS are performing and Ian MacKaye of Dischord Records/Fugazi/Minor Threat will offer a keynote."
Famous Class Records, a label that Ariel Panero used to co-run, and the one his band Tough Knuckles was signed to, put together the shows happening tonight (2/4) and Saturday (2/5) at Death By Audio - both with killer lineups to help raise money to get the Tough Knuckles record released... though just in a small way. They've "decided to do limited run of 350 albums on white vinyl. Basically the show is 2 nights featuring all the bands that Ariel helped out and loved and there's gonna be a sliding scale at the door, $8 to get in or $15 and we'll mail you a limited edition copy of the record when its printed at the end of the month." Check out the poster and lineups below...
today in NYC
* Patti Smith @ 92Y
* Chicha Libre @ Joe's Pub
* Iron & Wine @ Mercury Lounge
* Melvin Van Peebles @ Joe's Pub
* Susie Ibarra Quartet @ The Stone
* Michael Attias Quartet @ The Stone
* BB King @ the Wellmont Theater (NJ)
* Hubble, Random Cutting (Robocop) @ Zebulon
* Pentagram, Hull, Judas Priestess, Bezoar @ Europa
* MNDR, Brahms, French Horn Rebellion @ Tammany Hall
* Bug Eyes, German Measles, 1-800-BAND @ Union Pool
* Anamanaguchi, Lionshare, The So So Glos @ Knitting Factory
* Norman Vladimir, Mama Bear, Les Sans Culottes @ Spike Hill
* Milkman, Max Tannone (Jaydiohead/Mos Dub) @ Highline Ballroom
* cavex, hard nips, guardian alien, antimagic, beach arabs @ Death By Audio
* Sxip's Hour of Charm @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (free)
* The Wellington Papers, Electric Child, Voxhaul Broadcast @ Mercury Lounge
* Space Camp, Blood Orange, You Scream Ice Scream, Luke Rathborne @ Bowery Electric
* Notekillers, Hank & Cupcakes, Julian Lynch, Strawberry Hands, Paragraph @ Glasslands
* C. Spencer Yeh, Brian Osborne, Christian Pincock, Grasshopper, Bettis & Rapport Duo @ Silent Barn
* Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Fight The Big Bull, MTO Plays Sly Stone, Dean Bowman, Uri Caine @ Littlefield
* The White House Band, Homeboy Sandman, Maffew Ragazino, Show TuFli, Rocky Business, Shyvonne @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Peter Gordon's Love of Life Orchestra w/ Ben Neill, Midnight Magic, Justin Miller (DFA Records), Justine and the Victorian Punks @ Le Poisson Rouge
Guitarist Ben Greenberg of Pygmy Shrews, Little Women and Zs is Hubble. The instrumental solo project can be found at Zebulon tonight.
Justin Townes Earle made his late night debut on David Letterman last night. Video below...