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Ida Maria @ Mercury Lounge last night (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Ida Maria's show tonight (12/4) at Rough Trade is moving a few blocks South and is now happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All tickets already purchaed will be honored, and tickets are still available. Field Mouse and MiniBoone open.

This is the Norwegian singer's second NYC show this week, having played a spirited set at Mercury Lounge last night (12/3).

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ida Maria @ Mercury Lounge - 12/3/13
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Ida Maria, about six years after breaking out with "Oh My God," returned with a new album and some shows, including two in NYC this week. The first of those shows was at Mercury Lounge last night (12/3), and it was fun show, free of incidents, with a lot of the crowd singing along. Opening the show was NYC's leather jacket rockers Foley, and pictures of both bands (including one of Ida's setlist) are in this post.

Ida's next and final NYC show for the week happens at Rough Trade NYC tonight (12/4) with Field Mouse and MiniBoone. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Meanwhile, Foley plays Glasslands tonight (12/4), but most interestingly, it's also the delayed NYC debut of Canadian punks The Dirty Nil, who were supposed to play here in october but had to cancel. The Dirty Nil don't have too much material to their name, but just about everything they've got is pretty rippin'. We called "Nicotine," the single off their upcoming Smite EP, "an under-2-minute blast of punk speed and aggression with a quick mid-section of J Mascis-worthy riffage." You can check out that song's video below. Also on tonight's Glasslands show is Shy Hunters and Tyburn Saints, and tickets are available.

More pics from Mercury Lounge, along with the Dirty Nil video, below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria played Mercury Lounge (pics), playing Rough Trade tonight; The Dirty Nil making NYC debut at Glasslands tonight"

by Andrew Sacher

Field Mouse at Mercury Lounge in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Brooklyn's shoegazey Field Mouse are going on a short Northeast tour this December with Minneapolis songwriter Tancred and Toronto's The Box Tiger. That tour kicks off in Field Mouse's hometown of NYC on December 18 at Pianos with local band Mount Sharp opening. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.

As they usually do, Field Mouse have other upcoming local shows, including one at Cameo on Saturday (11/23) with Work Drugs and Teen Men (tickets), and another opening the previously discussed Ida Maria show at Rough Trade (12/4), along with MiniBoone (tickets). No openers have been announced yet for Ida Maria's Mercury Lounge show (12/3).

You can also catch Mount Sharp in their hometown at The Rock Shop tonight (11/22) with Eldest Son and Z&A (tickets).


Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, who plays guitar in Now, Now, and who recently released a self-titled LP on Topshelf Records. The record differs a bit from Now, Now's more atmospheric stuff, favoring a rockier edge. You can stream it in full below.

Meanwhile, Now, Now are in NYC tonight (11/22) at Webster Hall opening for Kevin Devine. The bill also includes Brand New side project Shone and Harrison Hudson. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Stream Tancred's LP, along with the list of tour dates, and a Field Mouse video from our BV Studio Sessions, below...

Continue reading "Field Mouse touring w/ Tancred, playing other shows including one w/ Ida Maria (dates & streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Ida Maria in Norway this month (via)
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It has been a long time since we heard from Norwegian singer Ida Maria, who blew in like a tornado in 2008 with her debut album, Fortress Round My Heart, and electrifying, chaotic live shows in 2009 -- and subsequent erratic behavior, cancellations and onstage breakdowns. A second, very overproduced album, Katla, was snuck out in 2010 and then she all but disappeared.

Ida Maria's got a new album, Love Conquers All, which was announced via Twitter, has only been released digitally through Norwegian magazine Eno and can be purchased here. Not much seems to have been said of the album -- it's not on her official website -- but whatever the official status of it is, it's a nice return to the stripped down sound of her debut. You can stream the whole thing, via YouTube, below. Clearly it had been a rough couple of years for Maria as she writes on Cashmusic:

That's what this journey has been about. Finding myself again, picking up the pieces after a shipwreck with a ship where I was the only captain.

The storm that came, it came good, and it aimed sweet. The storm's only job was to take me down, and I was on my own. My water-borne vessel was improvised, put together by rubble I had gathered throughout the years. I had sailed for centuries. And I still was to sail further. 'Cause I begged, and I begged hard. The universe served me with a one last dance. They took me with an ambulance, morning of May 7th, with life-threatening alcohol poisoning. When I write this, I have been clean and sober since May 8, 2012. I don't wish addiction on my worst enemy. God bless you all.

Now on a better path, Ida Maria (who lives in Los Angeles these days), seems ready to start playing shows again. She'll be in NYC next month, playing one of the first shows at Rough Trade NYC, on December 4 and while here she'll also play Mercury Lounge the day before (12/3). Tickets to both NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon with a AmEx presale happening for Mercury Lounge starting Wednesday (11/6) at noon. No other dates have been announced yet.

Love Conquers All streams below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria is back with a new album, playing two NYC shows next month (dates, LP stream)"

DIIV @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

As you may know, record store/cafe/venue Rough Trade NYC is set to open November 25 in Williamsburg. The venue part is 21+ and will be a mix of free and ticketed, evening and daytime. The initial schedule of ticketed, evening shows has just been released and looks like this:

12/2 - Jagwar Ma ($15)
12/3 - We Are Scientists ($17)
12/4 - Ida Maria ($10)
12/7 - DIIV, Black Marble, Butter the Children ($15)
12/11 - Langhorne Slim ($10)
12/14 - JD Samson & MEN ($15)
12/31 - Shabazz Palaces ($25)
02/07 - Lanterns on the Lake ($10)
02/22 - Courtney Barnett ($10)
02/26 - In the Valley Below ($10)
03/03 - Arthur Beatrice ($12)
Tickets to all these Rough Trade NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon.

No announced shows for Rough Trade's opening week -- Thanksgiving Week, usually around the same time they publish their Albums of the Year list. Maybe they'll pull some big guns for that week? We shall see.

UPDATE: Charles Bradley and Phosphorescent are among the acts performing at Rough Trade NYC's first week. Updated concert schedule is below...

Continue reading "Rough Trade NYC's initial show schedule! -- DIIV, Ida Maria, Courtney Barnett, Arthur Beatrice, Shabazz Palaces & more"

by BBG

Kvelertak in Oslo

Compared to days one and two, day three of By:Larm was considerably more indulgent. Two artists (Kvelertak and Mayhem) have played the US several times, and though I was definitely familiar with both, I wanted to see them on their "home turf" so to speak.

After a day of looking at records at Tiger and Big Dipper, I caught a super-early show from The Avalanche (who I saw on day one) before heading to Folketeateret to catch some of Ida Maria's opening set of indie-laced pop-punk. She commanded the crowd to get out of their seats and the audience agreed, dancing in the aisles.

continued below...

Continue reading "By:Larm 2012 Day 3 in pics & review (Kvelertak, Ida Maria, Mayhem, Arabrot, Nekromantheon & more)"

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Just wanted to take a second to also say that our thoughts and condolences are with the people of Norway today.

The above is a selection of tweets from Norwegian musicians that have graced the pages (and stages) of BrooklynVegan in the past. Blabbermouth has a list of reactions from more in the metal community (from Norway and elsewhere), including the above-pictured message from Enslaved who said, "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."

photos by Tim Griffin


"New Zealand rocker Ladyhawke may sing about Paris burning, but on Wednesday it was New York City that was on fire. At the headliner of the "Perez Hilton Presents" concert at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza, Ladyhawke was well-worth her witching-hour performance, featuring crowd-friendly renditions of "Back of the Van" and "My Delirium." Unfortunately, fellow co-headliner Ida Maria was a no-show because of illness. No matter. The two surprises Hilton pulled out of his sleeve certainly made up for it.

"I'm marveling that I was able to pull it off, because I've never put on a tour before," Hilton told MTV News. "The reason why I'm doing the tour, the reason I have a record label, the reason why I write about music on my Web site is because I think music lovers like sharing good music with other music lovers."...

...Last-minute surprise act Little Boots hit the stage sans her band mates (they were stuck across town) and performed solo with only a piano to accompany her. She thanked Hilton with a run through a haunting cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" and was followed by another surprise in Kat DeLuna, whose high-octane hip-swirling show made the walls sweat." [MTV]

By "across town", they mean at Bowery Ballroom where Little Boots also played on Wednesday night (9/16). Ida Maria was in fact a no-show, though the type of illness is unclear - it may have been a case of Perez-itis because she seemed to be doing okay when she performed at the Betsey Johnson fashion show a night or two earlier. Officially it became this:
Friday, September 18, 2009

Ida Maria will not be finishing the current Perez Hilton Presents Tour. She is suffering from total exhaustion and will be heading home to Norway to rest and be under Doctor's care. Her personal statement to everyone is:

Dear Friends and Fans. I am so very sorry but I cannot finish this tour. After touring in Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, Australia, Japan and the USA for 3 years straight I am just completely exhausted. I have learned that I am not a superwoman.

I love all the bands, musicians and crew on this tour. Go see these bands! I will be back and look forward to playing you my music both new and old. The new music is in forefront of my mind. Thank you all again. See you soon. I wish you peace.

Ida Maria

One night before the Irving show Ladyhawke played the Apple Store. More pictures from Irving Plaza (NSFW - there were strippers), below...

Continue reading "Ladyhawke, Little Boots, Semi-Precious Weapons & friends @ Irving Plaza in NYC (the Perez Hilton show) - pics (NSFW)"

'New York City concert was hotter than a whore in heat! So amazing!' - Perez Hilton

'Ida Maria appeared to be drunk and phoning it in' in DC, Sep 12 (Francis Chung)
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"So, you'd assume that the self-proclaimed "queen of all media" would have been tweeting the crap out of Ida Maria walking off stage at her Boston show on Monday night. Perhaps a few scathing blog posts on his 20-million-hits-per-day web site and maybe some speculation -- totally unwarranted and without any actual, factual reporting -- that drugs and/or alcohol are to blame for the rising star's troubled performance.

But, no. Not one word was uttered, tweeted, typed or mentioned on any of the multiple social-networking sites to which Perez Hilton regularly contributes and certainly nothing on his astronomically famous web site, PerezHilton.com.

The gossip blogger and frenemy to the stars, has recently been toting his "Perez Presents" tour all over the internet, giving him even further bragging rights (in the past, Perez has taken credit for the successes of Lady GaGa and Mika) for "discovering" new talents Ladyhawke, FrankMusik, Eric Hutchinson, Sliimy, Semi Precious Weapons, and Ida Maria.

Despite the fact that most, if not all of the artists have been touring their home countries -- most artists are from overseas -- for the past year, and anyone who reads any sort of music news would know some of their names, Perez continues to promote his gig as a musical experience worth the $30plus price tag, because it will expose you to a whole "new" world or music.

I'd beg to differ. And I'm sure the mere 250 people who attended the event at the House of Blues [in Boston on Monday, September 14th] would agree, especially once co-headliner Ida Maria had a melt-down during song one-and-a-half, rendering her unable to perform the rest of her set.

The Norwegian rocker seemed less-than-impressed by the dwindling crowd as she took the stage (the three-story music venue can hold more than 2,400 people). She pouted her way through her first tune, refusing to sing the last two lines on the song, and opting, instead, to have a pow-wow with her guitarist, who pleaded with her to continue the performance under hushed mics.

As she led into her second song, the singer put down her own guitar and stood facing the audience folding her arms with an un-entertained, unenthusiastic, "I could care less" look written all over her face, before storming off mid-song leaving her band clueless. After a brief period of confusion, the stage managers reeled out a screen from which the audience could watch music videos. Already angry concert goers booed as Kanye graced the screen. Management were quick to replace his video with Janet, Madonna and of course, Taylor Swift.

Later, Maria would return from her fit back stage to apologize in broken English..." [Boston Daily Free Press]

That interesting, but somewhat unsympathetic article, fails to mention that Ida was crying, and that when she returned, she emotionally finished "Keep Me Warm" before apologizing "in broken English" and then finally leaving the stage for the last time. Video of the incident below.

Two nights earlier at the DC show, things weren't much better...

Continue reading "Ida Maria was drunk in DC, had a meltdown in Boston (video), was replaced by Kat DeLuna @ Perez Hilton show in NYC "

DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - "Earthquake" (Yes Giantess remix) (MP3)

Little Boots' Tenori-On @ LPR (more by Chris La Putt)
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Little Boots is in town to play a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (9/16) with Plasticines and Yes Giantess. The latter is responsible for the remix you can download on top of this post. The show goes right up against the Perez Hilton tour stop which is happening not that far away at Irving Plaza.

Thanks to a tip by Renaldo, I called Irving Plaza. In addition to a recording saying the show wasn't sold out, it listed these set times:

8:00 doors
9:00 Frankmusic
9:30 Little Boots
10:00 Semi Precious Weapons
10:45 Ida Maria
11:45 Ladyhawke
Ladyhawke also played the Apple Store yesterday. All Little Boots dates below...

Continue reading "Little Boots is here (tour dates) -- playing Irving Plaza too? "

Mew bongos in the darkness @ MHOW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

tonight in NYC
* Britney Spears @ MSG
* Nine Inch Nails, Mew @ Terminal 5
* The Alternate Routes @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Marc Ribot's Sun Ship @ Rose Live Music
* Cubic Zirconia, Michna, ApSci @ Mercury Lounge
* Spindrift, Hopewell, The Runaway Suns @ Union Pool
* Surprise Me Mr. Davis, The Low Anthem @ The Bell House
* Highline Piano Series: Phil Vassar @ Highline Ballroom
* Univox, Akudama, Ex-Humans, White Noise Supremacists @ Death By Audio
* Knight School, Prince Rainbow, Bright Lights, The Sugarplums @ Cake Shop
* Georgiana Starlington, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Feather & Folly @ Bruar Falls

NIN plays their last NYC show (maybe ever) tonight at Terminal 5. Peter Murphy showed up last night. Tonight Mew opens.

Where Brooklyn at? Matt and Kim are on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Even weirder, Care Bears on Fire (who play Irving Plaza on Saturday) are on Letterman.

Georgiana Starlington, which has ex-Black Lips guitarist Jack Hines, has a monthly residency at Bruar Falls. Tonight they play with This Frontier Needs Heroes and Feather & Folly.

If today seemed slow that's because my computer kept crashing every 5 seconds. It makes me feel better to vent, so thanks!

Breakfast at Sulimays reviews Amanda Blank (who played in Urban Outfitters last night) and Radiohead. Below...

Lou Barlow's new video for "Don't Apologize" -- off the new disc Goodnight Unknown -- is posted below. He'll be in NYC with the Missingmen on October 6th.

"A day with Ida Maria". Video below...

What else?

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"This truly is a dream come true!" - Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton @ SXSW 2009 (photo by Nate "Igor" Smith)
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For better or for worse (as I always say before I say his name), Perez Hilton is putting his name on a tour that will feature two female artists who also played his SXSW party this year. Ida Maria and Ladyhawke will kick things off in Atlanta on September 10th, hit Irving Plaza in NYC on September 16th, and eventually end their trip together on the west coast in early October. Julian Pertetta and FrankMusik also play all dates. Perez promises "a pre-sale this Thursday before tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend." All dates below...

Continue reading "Perez Hilton Presents Ida Maria & Ladyhawke on tour (dates)"

Ida Maria @ Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
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Ida Maria just played two NYC shows on June 12th and 14th (Bell House & Hiro Ballroom). Sasha Frere-Jones from The New Yorker was at the June 14th show at the Bell House.

Some observations on Ida (pronounced "eee-DA") Maria's set on Sunday night at The Bell House.

1) Ida Maria stuffed smokeless tobacco into her mouth twice during the set.
2) She confessed to drinking champagne before the show but waited until the last song, "Oh My God," to pour water over her head. [video below]
4) The drummer played something suspiciously like a drum solo before "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked." It was really good.
6) I could probably watch Ida Maria scream for about fifteen minutes before getting bored. Actual words not necessary.

She's coming back this summer with shows scattered around the country in July and August including one taking place at Maxwell's on Thursday, August 13th with opener Franz Nicolay. Tickets are on sale now.

The above mentioned video, video blogs from Ida's June tour, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria - more summer tour dates - Maxwell's on sale "

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Ida Maria in NYC in 2009
June 12 @ Hiro Ballroom (tickets)
June 14 @ The Bell House (tickets)

Ida Maria @ Union Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
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Ida Maria is playing the Bell House on June 14th with Prayer For Animals & Aaron Behrens (Ghostland Observatory) & The Dirty Banquet. Tickets are on sale. Stay tuned for more dates as they are announced.


"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.

The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]

With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2009 - the official & complete lineup"

by Bill Pearis

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DOWNLOAD: Pelle Carlberg - I Love You, You Imbecile (feat. Ida Maria) (MP3)
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Pelle Carlberg
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We told you about the 2009 NYC Popfest, which happens May 14 - 17 -- tickets are now on sale to all shows.

The weekend after that (May 21 -24) is the 2009 San Francisco Popfest, which has a pretty killer line-up of it's own, including Sweden's Pelle Carlberg, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, and Springfactory; Denmark's Champagne Riot and Northern Portrait; the solo performance debut from Joel Gibb of Hidden Cameras, Razorcuts/Sportique singer Gregory Webster, and what may be the last-ever show by Seattle's amazing Tullycraft.

Both the NYC and SF Popfests share bands My Teenage Stride, Eax Autres, The Tartans, and The Smittens. And those New Yorkers jealous of the Swedes playing the SF Popfest, don't be too much: Pelle Carlberg plays Union Hall on May 30 (tix on sale now), and Suburban Kids with Biblical Names are also playing NYC, though dates and venues are still TBD at this point.

Pelle was one of the highlights of the first NYC Popfest in 2007 and through him was where a lot of people first heard Ida Maria, thanks to their duet "I Love You You Imbecile" which you can download at the top of this post.

Full SF Popfest schedule and videos for Pelle and SKwBN after the jump.

Continue reading "NYC PopFest tix on sale, San Francisco PopFest lineup, Pelle Clarberg playing NYC, a duet w/ Ida Maria (MP3)"

photos by Chris La Putt

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The Ida Maria and Glasvegas tour came through NYC on Saturday (MHOW, 3/28) and Monday (Webster Hall, 3/30). The two UK acts toured together from SXSW to Boston (3/31), and they will share a bill again at least one more time in April - at the Coachella Festival on the west coast. Hopefully (current BrooklynVegan.com obsession) Ida decides to stop by the east coast again while she's in the country (at the moment that is her only scheduled date)...

"...She's really rather fantastic. I love her album, Fortress Round My Heart, and her voice is even rawer and more frayed live, though she and her band are still tight and technically competent. I think she had a cold, but the cracks and friction in her chest only made her sound better [at Webster Hall], in my opinion.

She was done quickly, though I wouldn't be surprised if she had made it through her whole album, since it clocks in at a mere 31 minutes." [hornblower]

Ida Maria also played a previous two-night NYC engagement in January, performing at Union Hall and the Mercury Lounge. At SXSW, she only played the Perez Hilton party

Glasvegas' upcoming dates include an opening gig for U2 at London's Wembley Stadium on August 15th.

All tour dates and more pictures from Webster Hall below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria & Glasvegas @ Webster Hall, NYC - pics"

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

perez Party

After missing her two official SXSW showcases due to getting stuck at the border, Ida Maria did in fact make it to her scheduled appearance at the Perez Hilton party in Austin on Saturday night. Now on tour with Glasvegas, and, as Bill just pointed out, that brings her back to NYC very soon. More Perez pictures below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria @ Perez Hilton's 2009 SXSW party - pics"

by Bill Pearis

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Micachu @ Cake Shop (more by Tim Griffin)

Welcome to the SXSW Hangover edition of This Week in Indie. Those who went to Austin might not want to go see live music, but for everyone else it's a boon. Most of these bands have been covered before so I'm just going to go night-by-night of the shows I'd recommend...

Continue reading "Deastro, Obits, White Lies, WAVVES, Ladyhawke, Efterklang, Primal Scream & more in This Week in Indie"

by Andrew Frisicano

Ida Maria @ Union Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
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I wanted to re-release my album, the way I wanted it to be.

I have designed the artwork, added three new songs, and changed the track listing.

Now it sounds, looks and feels like I want it to feel, and I am so excited again.

Ida mariaThe story behind this cover is a story similar to a homebaked applecake.

You take what you have in your kitchen and experiment a little and hold tumbs that no one will notice you kinda forgot the recipe.

And then it turns out tasting good as hell and nobody can ever make it again.

My drummer Olle is a photographer (!) and has shot the genius cover photo in his apartment in Stockholm, with use of just the light that was there. Lamps in the livingroom, and pocket flashlight.

The cover art is designed by my friend Jon Edergren. -[Ida Maria's Myspace blog]

Fortress Round My Heart, Ida Maria's 2008 debut, is coming out in the US, digitally on March 24th and on CD, April 14th, on Universal's Mercury Records. The US release will sport a new cover and re-arranged track list, but won't include the bonus tracks described above (though new song "In the End" will replace previous closer "See Me Through").

Ida Maria is one of the many scheduled to be at SXSW this week. She was/is supposed to play KCRW's Showcase at Buffalo Billiards, a show at Maggie Mae's , and is on the bill of Perez Hilton's "One Night in Austin" party on Saturday.
"One Night in Austin" will feature Yelle, Solange, Lady Sovereign, Margaret Cho, Ladyhawke, Little Boots, Ida Maria and Thunderheist, plus "a very special Surprise Musical Performance." No word on who: "Not Tori Amos [but] one of our FAVORITEST acts of all time!!!!!!" [RSVP for the party].
UPDATE: Ida Maria never made it to her official SXSW showcases...
I don't think Ida Maria played either Maggie Mae's or Buffalo Billiards. I wanted to see her play while I am down here, but both nights, she was removed from the official sxsw.com website. She was replaced with Zee Avi on wednesday and with Val Emmich yesterday. I hope she actually plays the perez show. Looking forward to seeing her at MHOW regardless" [Ashok]
EW confirms that, "...Zee Avi, a tiny girl with a warm smile filled the lonesome last spot at the KCRW showcase on Wednesday night. It was huge opportunity for the newcomer -- her self-titled debut will be out May 19 -- filling in for Norwegian rocker chick/hype magnet Ida Maria, who was reportedly stuck in U.S. customs."

After the festival (if she makes it at all), Ida Maria is touring with Glasvegas through March, including a March 28th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (on sale ) and a March 30th one at Webster Hall (on sale). Ida Maria also has a scheduled appearance at Coachella Festival on April 18th.

Ladyhawke visits NYC after SXSW. Little Boots was here in February.

All Ida Maria tour dates and the "Oh My God" video below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria - now on a major label, playing Perez Hilton's SXSW party???, Coachella & other places"


Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).

Paul McCartneyThis marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.

"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.

Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.

Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:

Continue reading "Coachella 2009 - OFFICIAL lineup announced (My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, The Cure, Antony, Amy Winehouse...) - tix on sale"

Ida Maria @ Union Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
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Ida Maria will be touring North America with fellow Europeans Glasvegas in the Spring (basically from probably-SXSW to probably-Coachella). That tour includes a March 28th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (on sale at noon today) and the March 30th one at Webster Hall (still on sale). After recently seeing Glasvegas at Bowery Ballroom and Ida Maria at Mercury Lounge (which was a day before her show at Union Hall), I've come to the conclusion that the opener will be giving the better live performance on this tour. I would say, "that sucks that she's opening", but her headlining sets were only 30 minutes, so it probably doesn't make a difference. All in all though, a good double bill of two buzzed bands from overseas.

Did anyone catch Ida on Carson Daly the other night? I can't find a video, but there are some from the Union Hall show below...

Continue reading "Ida Maria touring with Glasvegas, 2 NYC shows included"