Entries tagged with: Human Eye
As mentioned, Goner Fest 10 happens September 26 - 29 in Memphis, TN. Since we last spoke, the festival added artists to its lineup including Japan's Guitar Wolf (who play NYC after), Wreckless Eric, Tyvek, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Ex-Cult, The Blind Shake, and more. Those artists join previously discussed names like Mudhoney, Destruction Unit, Cosmic Psychos (who are touring), Cheap Time, and others. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
The full schedule was just announced too, and you can check that out below.
by Andrew Sacher
Rackety Detroit garage punks Human Eye, whose past albums have come out on Sacred Bones and In The Red, returned earlier this year with a new album, Human Eye 4: Into Unknown, out now via Goner Records. The new album's a bit less spastic than some of their earlier work but still sounds like out-of-this-world fuzz punk, and is absolutely worth a listen. You can hear the whole thing over at SPIN, and listen to the opening track, "Getting' Mean," below.
Human Eye have a few shows scheduled for this August, including a NYC show on August 17 at Death by Audio, where they'll be part of a great bill that also includes Toronto's The Soupcans, Sacred Bones-signed Medication, and HoZac-signed Shocked Minds (who also play DbA on 7/25 with OBN IIIs, Ex-Cult, and Pampers).
All tour dates are listed, along with song streams, below...
As mentioned before, Chicago's Radar Eyes are playing Cake Shop on Saturday (11/10) and the whole bill is actually pretty interesting, with Timmy's Organism, The Young and Reptiles playing as well.
Timmy's Organism is Timmy Vulgar from Human Eye and Clone Defects and anyone familiar with those bands knows what to expect: down-n-dirty (and just a little glammy) rock n' roll. Where 2010's Rise of the Green Gorilla was more of a solo affair, the brand-new Raw Sewage Roq is a full band onslaught and you can stream it below via Spotify. In addition to the Cake Shop show, Timmy's Organism play tonight (11/9) at Bed-Stuy spot The Lone Wolf with Foster Care, Pampers, Spewing Gum and Degreaser. More info on that show is here. All dates are listed below.
Austin, Matador-signed band The Young (who now have Lucas Wedow on bass), meanwhile, are also on tour and will also play Sunday (11/11) at Cameo with Eraas and London band Dignan Porch. All tour dates are listed below. UPDATE: The Young just released a Belle & Sebastian cover which you can also now listen to below.
And rounding out The Cake Shop show is Reptiles from Australia who meanwhile play Don Pedro tonight (11/9) with Flying Teeth and Toxic Lipstick. Maybe you saw them at Union Pool on Tuesday? (They were supposed to play Lit on Halloween but you know how that went.) You can check out the sludgy riffs on their Ciao-a-Bunga! LP below.
Radar Eyes still have 11/11 as NYC TBA, no new info yet, but you can check out the rest of their tour dates in our previous post. Everyone else's and streams and stuff, below...
DOWNLOAD: Sex Beet - Stay (MP3)
Human Eye at Scion Garage Fest (more by Taylor Keahey)
Whats even better than a good show? A FREE good one. Detroit's Human Eye will team up with hot UK low-fi band Sex Beet to play a pair of free dates as part of the Scion Garage series. The dates include Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on November 17 and the Mohawk in Austin on November 18th. RSVP for free entry.
Human Eye was last seen (pun) in NYC during CMJ, when the Detroit band played a show at Live with Animals (same building as Monster Island and Secret Project Robot) alongside Golden Triangle, Greg Ashley Band, and TV Baby. They were also on the bill of the Scion Garage Fest that recently went down in Kansas. The two upcoming Scion dates are the only current tour dates for the band.
For Sex Beet, who were in NYC in September when they opened for Thee Oh Sees at Santos Party House, the Scion dates are their only current US dates as well, but they'll hit the road in late November with Best Coast & Spectrals for a string of dates on their home soil. Full tour dates, the NYC version of the Scion show flyer, and videos are below...
photos by Taylor Keahey
"I, for one, enthusiastically accept Scion as my new corporate overlord. If they can bring the Gories, the Oblivians, King Khan and a cast of garage punks from far and wide to town in one day, they can sell me a sewage soda and I'd say thank you.Scion Garage Fest went down in Lawrence, KS over this past weekend. A spoiled New Yorker, who had chances (sometimes Scion-sponsored) to see The Obvlivians and the Gories and many of the other bands on the bill over the past year, might not quite bow down before the lineup, but it was pretty rockin' nonetheless.
That's because Scion sponsored Garage Fest, an event that brought almost 30 bands to Lawrence [on 10/2]. From 4 p.m. 'til nearly midnight I had a cornucopia of raw rock to choose from....
...my number one show on the list: Detroit's incendiary trio, the Gories. Mick Collins, who's arguably better known for his garage-meets-soul outfit the Dirtbombs, is somewhat of a musical hero to me, and I wasn't about to miss the reunion of one of his first -- and probably most raw -- bands. They didn't disappoint. A big crowd for the not-so-spacious Jackpot heaved toward the stage, almost in unison...
I made one last trip to the Granada to catch Memphis' the Oblivians anyway. The trio, originally around in the early '90s, was the cherry on top of the day's punk sundae. I decided to go sans ear plugs and just let it rip. Matt and Disco had staked out a spot front and center, but I didn't have the energy to fight my way up there for long. As I hung toward the fringe of the front crowd, I saw one more thing I can now check off my list of rarities: a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfing." -[The Pitch]
A set of pictures from the show, including The Raveonettes, Gories, Oblivians, Times New Viking, Black Lips sideproject The Gaye Blades, Thee Oh Sees and others (though none of King Khan, Best Coast, Tyvek, The Clean, The Greenhornes and some others on the four-venue bill) continue below...
The Greenhornes 2007
After detours in The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather among other projects, The Greenhornes are back at it and will release their first LP of new material in eight years via Jack White's Third Man imprint. The record, entitled Four Stars, will be proceeded by select east coast dates that will include Mercury Lounge on 9/3 (free with RSVP) and Maxwell's on 9/4 with The Black Hollies (tickets) leading up to their appearance at ATP NY on 9/5 ("full" lineup).
A month later (on 10/2), The Greenhornes are confirmed for Scion Garage Fest 2010 in Lawrence, Kansas alongside a plethora of killer notables including The Oblivians (who recently played Knit), The Gories (who just played Bowery and toured with Oblivians), The Raveonettes (who are playing Bumbershoot), King Khan & The Shrines (who are playing Santos and Bell House), Best Coast (who just played the Seaport and like weed), Tyvek, Thee Oh Sees, Hunx & His Punx, and a ton of others.
Some videos and the full Scion lineup & flyer is below...
Nebula @ a BV CMJ show (more by Paul Birman)
Though we otherwise had an amazing day party at Emo's on Wednesday, I was hit with some unfortunate news around 2pm. GZA wasn't making it due to "issues at Newark Airport". Scheduled to go on at 4:30pm after The Black Angels and before Fucked Up, we scrambled to come up with a solution. Not sure we could pull off a hip hop replacement, BV-SXSW veterans Deer Tick seemed like they might rush in and fill the slot, but that ended up not being a reality so, partially due to the advice of the venue, we decided to just extend the sets of the other bands including Titus Andronicus. I then got a text that Wu-Tang affiliates Killah Priest and 9th Prince were in town to perform with Gza and could still make it over. Too late to really do their own full set, Damian from Fucked Up was more than happy to let the two rappers on stage a few minutes into Fucked Up's set (with Fucked Up as their backing band). Paying tribute to ODB, the mini surprise performance was great and quickly made me forget that we had to tell a packed house that one of the headliners wasn't playing after all. Check out a video clip from it below.
In other cancellation news, Human Eye still lists four Austin shows on his MySpace, but I'm told they are all cancelled including the one scheduled for the BrooklynVegan Anso Presents show happening at Spider House Cafe today (3/18). Turbo Fruits will take their place. See you there at noon!
When you have 91 bands playing shows at a festival as hectic as SXSW (and that doesn't count Monday's NYC gig where we had
five four more), I guess cancellations are somewhat to be expected. And there's more. I found out this morning that Beast didn't make it out of Canada. The good news? Crystal Antlers, who we also hosted two CMJs in a row, will take their place on our BV/M For Montreal bill.
Not done yet. Tee Pee band Nebula broke up, thus changing their plan to head to Austin to play five shows. Naturally one of those shows was a BV (Attitude Adjustment at Red 7). Replacement still TBA, and assuming the break up sticks, full tour (March 27th at Pianos included) cancellation still TBA too
Get to BrooklynVegan.com/SXSW to see our entire schedule. Killah Priest video below...
yes we've lost our minds...
BrooklynVegan & AnSo Present:Thank you to Annie Southworth of Panache Booking aka AnSo for partnering with us on this amazing party. More info on the bands and stuff as we find time. In the meantime, happy to get this (yet another BrooklynVegan party at SXSW this year) announced!
A Day Party in Austin, TX!
@ Spider House (2908 Fruth St @ Guadalupe)
Thursday March 18, 2010
ALL AGES-FREE [No badges, wristbands or RSVP necessary]
19 bands on 3 stages (1 indoor and 2 outdoor)
Full bar w/ Drink Specials. In house restaurant & backyard BBQ.
6:00 Human Eye
4:00 Thee Oh Sees
3:00 Golden Triangle
1:00 The Beets
5:00 Jim Jones Revue
4:00 Slim Cessna's Auto Club
3:00 Kid Congo Powers
2:00 Carletta Sue Kay
1:00 Or, The Whale
12:00 La Strada
4:30 Everybody Was In the French Resistance Now (w/ Eddie Argos of Art Brut)
3:30 DM Stith
1:30 A Sunny Day in Glasgow
12:30 The Sandwitches
P.S. Odawas is also on the bill of the free BrooklynVegan Happy Hour show happening at Noise Pop in San Francisco this Saturday (2/27)
UPDATE: SXSW flyer below...
Sufjan Stevens @ Bowery Ballroom last night (more by Tammy Lo)
tonight in NYC
Whiplash @ UCB Theatre
Lucinda Williams @ Irving Plaza
Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
Sufjan Stevens, Cryptacize @ Bowery Ballroom
The Choke, Wild Yaks, Images @ Bowery Electric
Taxi Taxi, Mr. Gnome, Noxious Foxes @ Union Hall
Francis of Francis & The Lights @ Rockwood Music Hall
A Place at the Table w/ Rufus Wainwright @ Chelsea Art Museum
Human Eye, Terrible Twos, Stupid Party, Nude Beach @ Bruar Falls
Home Video, ArpLine, The Naked Hearts, Darlings @ Studio at Webster Hall (free)
Precious Metal w/ Meek Is Murder, Castevet, Flourishing, Alkahest @ Lit Lounge
Small Beast w/ Matt Kanelos, Pete Galub, M.G. Lederman, Sally Novell, Paul, Wallfisch, Thomas Simon @ The Delancey
Human Eye is here from Detroit. Bruar Falls tonight. Don Pedro's tomorrow.
"From the ashes of punk stalwarts The Clone Defects-- who broke up in October '04-- rises a new and incredible band fronted by Defects' Tim Vulgar. Human Eye has rotated more heads than an exorcism televised during half-time at the Super Bowl. Vulgar calls what Human Eye does alien punk, though it is primitive enough to recall the basic punk attack of The Dead Boys or any Killed By Death band you care to name colliding with Throbbing Gristle or Chrome. You know, earthy but art-damaged. The quartet recorded the twelve tunes for their debut with Ryan Sabatis of the Piranhas in his basement studio over the course of several months (though it could have been done quicker had the drummer not been jailed for burgling audio-visual equipment from a school). Only in Detroit does one find musicians of this caliber. Figures it was the drummer." [In the Red]Sufjan Stevens and Cryptacize repeat last night's Bowery Ballroom show with another at the same venue. Tomorrow and the next night they play at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Lucinda Williams does the last of her NYC career retrospective shows at Irving Plaza.
Rufus Wainwright performs at A Place at the Table at Chelsea Art Museum. It's a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, which is a shelter for a homeless LGBT youth. Rufus appeared with Scarlett Johansson and Gavin Friday at last night's Carnegie Hall benefit for (RED).
UCB Theatre hosts Whiplash, which tonight features comedians Larry Wilmore, Moshe Kasher, Andy Kindler and host Leo Allen.
A new video from Los Campesinos! for their song "There Are Listed Buildings" is posted below. They last visited NYC in August.
New Dead Weather video for "I Cut Like A Buffalo" is below.