Entries tagged with: Interpol
In the wake of the Yellow Dogs tragedy earlier this week, on Monday (11/18) at Brooklyn Bowl there will be a "Special Memorial Evening / Fundraiser" featuring performances from Nada Surf, James Chance, Luke Temple, Dirty Fences, Kyp Malone (of TVotR), Helado Negro, Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Iranian visual artist and activist Shirin Neshat and more; plus DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Jonathan Toubin, Sinkane, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), The Men and more.
Tickets ($15.00 - $30.00) for the benefit go on sale Saturday (11/16) at noon. 100% of the door will be going to the families of the deceased, the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko who was wounded in the shooting, and then as well as the two surviving members of Yellow Dogs.
Full line-up and flyer for the benefit concert below...
Benjamin Curtis plays on... (via @benjamincurtis)
As you guys know, Benjamin has been going through numerous chemo and radiation treatments since January. I'm so happy to say that they have found a bone marrow match for him, and he will be going into the hospital to begin the the transplant process in mid August. Thank you beautiful friends for all of your awesome messages and support. We appreciate it more than we could ever express in one lifetime. I hope to see you on the 22nd. So much love and gratitude, AlleyAs you may know, School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma earlier this year. The good news is, as mentioned above, they've found a bone marrow match. Many of his friends have come to his aid for a benefit show at The Bowery Terrace at the Bowery Hotel on August 22. Interpol's Paul Banks and the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. will perform live, and there will be DJ sets from DJ MomJeans (aka actor Danny Masterson), Alexa Chung, and Fabrizio Moretti with Devendra Banhart. Tickets come at three different levels: $40 general admission; $60 general admission + a vinyl copy of the SVIIB Put Your Sad Down EP (pressed specially for this benefit); and $100 that comes with vinyl and a limited-edition t-shirt.
During the event, there will be a silent auction with items donated by The Black Keys, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Regina Spektor, Vampire Weekend, The Hives, David Cross, Aziz Ansari, Adam Green, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Polyphonic Spree, Zachary Quinto, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Benjamin's fund (which you can donate to directly).
Flyer for the benefit show below...
A while back we told you about EmptyMansions, the solo project from Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino, whose debut album is out April 2. You can stream "Lyra" from the album below and pre-order the album here.
While a tour hasn't been announced yet, EmptyMansions (which also features Duane Denison of Jesus Lizard/Tomahawk and Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis) have scheduled a couple NYC shows: Knitting Factory on April 26 and Mercury Lounge on April 27 (tickets). Tickets to Mercury Lounge are currently on AmEx presale with a regular on-sale on Friday (2/15) at noon; Tickets for Knitting Factory are on sale Friday at noon.
A list of all known EmptyMansions dates, April 4th at DC9 included (which we're presenting as part of a series of shows BV is presenting in DC), and the song stream are below...
by Bill Pearis
Lest you think all Interpol's Paul Banks does all day is sit around listening to Joy Division, Scott Walker and The Chameleons while wearing fine suits, he does have other interests. Man is a hip hop fan too, apparently, and has made a mixt tape you can stream or download featuring "some of my friends, including Talib Kweli, El-P Mike G, and Hprizm/High Priest." No he doesn't rap, but his voice can be heard (the "demo excerpts") amongst the beats and movie samples.
The mix is called "Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To" and that's the cover art above and you can stream it below....
Paul Banks isn't the only Interpol member with a solo itch to scratch. Drummer Sam Fogarino has announced his solo project EmptyMansions and will release his debut, snakes/vultures/sulfate, in April. Says Sam of the album:
Some things can take decades to arrive at. In this case I'm speaking of songwriting---Even within the simplicity of a typical rock band configuration: guitar, bass, and drums. Not highly original or too complicated---Nonetheless, what this "thing" can be is highly illusive, hard to grasp, and even harder to wrangle into a worthy song. This might be why, we as fans and musicians alike, return to such a common voicing repeatedly---New or old, it's familiar, it's comfortable, and at times, it's the only fucking thing that feels right. In November 2011, at the completion of a fifteen month long tour supporting Interpol's fourth, self titled effort, I found that I had finally arrived at EmptyMansions. A long time coming; not without effort, but rather without force---This alone took years to figure out. The songs that I had written, I not only liked, but had to sing myself. There was no choice in the matter. To do it any other way would have rendered the whole endeavor dishonest and pointless.Helping Sam make the album were Duane Denison (of Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk) and Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis (who played keyboards in Interpol on their last tour). You can stream "Lyra" from the album below. Cover art and tracklisting are below as well.
photos by Luis Ruiz
Paul Banks at Webster Hall - 12/14/12
Interpol frontman Paul Banks played a hometown show at Webster Hall on Friday (12/14), after rescheduling the date, which would have been part of his now-concluded North American tour. Ex Cops were the support for the evening. Paul split the set pretty well between material off of his new album, Banks, and material from back when he was still calling himself Julian Plenti.
Both Paul and Ex Cops gave us lists of their favorite things of 2012, and Ex Cops also turned in a nice cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time." More pics and the setlist from the show are below...
Paul Banks @ CMJ Union, 10/17/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As we just mentioned, Interpol front man Paul Banks is playing tonight (12/14) at Webster Hall (rescheduled from a month ago) in support of his second solo album (and first under his own name), Banks. Ex Cops will open the show and tickets are still available. If you're like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets and details on how to enter are below. And for another chance to win, visit our Facebook.
Paul recently talked with SPIN about the new album:
Your own vocals on the album have a much more relaxed, settled quality than they've had in the past with Interpol.The 10th Anniversary edition of Turn on the Bright Lights came out this month, complete with 17 bonus tracks that include demos, Peel sessions and b-sides. It's available on double vinyl or CD with a bonus DVD. It's a pretty nice set.
I heard that from the label, too. I was like, "Huh." I certainly did not think in particular that I did anything different. When there's an urgent monotony to some of my other vocal performances, that's because I was trying to communicate urgent monotony. Maybe in this new music with where I'm going in age, the insistence is not the key ingredient anymore.
It's been ten years since Interpol's first album came out. Looking back, how do you feel about it as your introduction to the public?
I don't really listen to Turn on the Bright Lights, but I'm super proud of it. The major facet about Interpol always is that these other guys in the band are amazing. I love what we do as a band. I'm really only critical of my vocals.
I was a totally untrained singer and I didn't know what I was doing. It's dumb to wish I could go back and change things because I can't. People liked it. It just is what it is.
Meanwhile Paul Banks gave us a list of his "Top Ten things in 2012," which is a mix of music, movies, places and other things. "I can't think of ten examples in any one category," he told us. You can check it out below, along with details on the Turn on the Bright Lights reissue..
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Paul Banks at CMJ Union, 10/17/2012
Hello to all,Paul pretty much said it all there himself but tickets to the new 12/14 Paul Banks date at Webster Hall are on sale now. You can stream the Interpol frontman's new solo album, Banks, in its entirety via YouTube below along with an updated list of tour dates and some belated pics of Paul from CMJ.
Regrettably, we are going to postpone the Nov 13th Webster Hall show.
The show will be rescheduled for December 14th.
Tickets that have already been purchased are of course valid, or refundable..
Needless to say, we were VERY excited about rocking out for our hometown crowd. But it will just have to wait.
Basically, Sandy managed to disrupt the preparations that are necessary to put on a good concert.
Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this causes any of you.
But I hope to see you ALL in December. You bring your cherubic faces, and I will bring the rock.
We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...
Speaking of the new venue, Lady Gaga's MSG (2/22) & Barclays Center (3/6) shows sold out today, so she added one more at each venue. The new dates are 2/23 @ MSG and 3/7 @ Barclays. Both go on sale Friday, October 5th at 10am.
Other NYC shows that went on sale today include JEFF the Brotherhood, Field Report, Diamond Rings, Anais Mitchell, Kelly Hogan, Callers and Petty Fest.
And regarding that Staten Island politician talking shit about her, Lady Gaga thanked him.
As mentioned, Soundgarden is releasing a new album, their first in 15 years, on 11/13. Now you can hear the first song which is streaming at the bottom of this post.
In other bands who were good in the '90s Barclays Center news and, Smashing Pumpkins warmed up for their arena tour with an intimate, two-and-a-half-hour show at Stubb's in Austin last night. The tour hits the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Halloween.
Apple knows its maps app sucks.
Trevor Dunn, who is currently on tour as a member of Melvins Lite, took to his tour diary to comment on Green Day frontman BIlie Joe Armstrong's recent freakout: "That guy's main problem is that he doesn't realize that he is Justin Bieber."
Do you love the blown-out, pixelated artork on MIA albums? You may want to buy here coffee table book then.
On a somewhat similar publishing tip, Diplo "and photographer Shane McCauley are launching the zine series Blow Your Head. Each volume will explore a different country and musical genre.
Tour diaries are hot these days. (Have you read ours with Kelly Pratt whose touring with David Byrne and St. Vincent)? Diamond Rings and Stars writing about their adventures on the road for The Huffington Post. Those adventures included a show at Webster Hall this week.
Winter is coming for everyone, it seems. Neko Case tweeted today: "Dude. I'm just gonna admit to being balls-deep in Game of Thrones on CD."
While on the subject of rock star confessions, a recent quote from Pete Townshend: "What I remember of the size of Mick Jagger's penis - I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty."
If you need more, maybe you'd like to read some Phil Collins erotic fan fiction?
Speaking of St. Vincent, today is Annie Clark's 30th birthday. Happy Birthday, Annie! We always liked this picture of her, by Chris La Putt, from her days as a member of the Polyphonic Spree:
It's also Les Claypool of Primus' birthday, who turn 49. Catch Primus on tour this fall.
Not that surprising, but awesome -Austin just became the first Texas city to endorse marriage equality.
Austin music venue Scoot Inn, a popular place to be during SXSW, has a new owner.
Kreayshawn's new album flopped.
Mumford & Sons' new album probably won't.
more stuff below...
DOWNLOAD: Paul Banks - "The Base" (MP3)
Paul Banks at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
As written about previously, Interpol frontman Paul Banks, who has (as recently as this past June) released solo material as Julian Plenti, will put out his first album, simply titled Banks, under his own name on October 23 via Matador.
He's already got a European tour announced and is now beginning to reveal North American dates surrounding his appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest. One of those dates happens in NYC on November 13 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/12) at noon.
If you haven't heard Banks single, "The Base," you can download it above or stream it, along with a list of all currently known dates, below.
DOWNLOAD: Paul Banks - The Base (MP3)
After a couple releases under the guise of Julian Plenti, Interpol frontman Paul Banks will release his first record under his own name on October 23 via Matador. You can download Banks opening track, "The Base," at the top of this post. While still from the same gloomy mold as Interpol, there's a sweeping orchestral/electro sheen to this that suits Banks well.
While no tour has been set up, Paul will play L.A.'s FYF Fest in September and Austin's FFF Fest in October. You can check out the LP artwork and tracklist below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Paul Banks - Summertime is Here (MP3)
In case you haven't been outside in the last couple weeks, summertime is here. And if you don't believe me, perhaps you'd take the word of a more public figure, like Interpol's Paul Banks. Actually his song is called "Summertime is Coming," but he probably wrote it a while back. It will probably not usurp Carly Rae Jespen from her Queen of Summer 2012 iron throne, but it is a fine bit of Banks-ian melodrama. You can download it at the top of this post.
It's on Banks' new Julian Plenti Lives EP which came out today and features two Banks originals plus covers of J Dilla, Frank Sinatra (he kinda nails Ol Blue Eyes' "I'm a Fool to Want You"), and '80s-era composer Harold Faltermeyer (the guy who wrote the Beverly Hills Cop theme). You can listen to the whole thing below via a Spotify widget. Banks will also have an album out in the fall which seems more his season. He'll also be performing at FYF Fest in L.A. in September.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
We're pleased to welcome Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino in person to present a new collaboration between the band and legendary filmmaker David Lynch, plus a screening of Lynch's Cannes-winner WILD AT HEART. A new animated short created by Lynch to accompany Interpol's song "Lights" from their self-titled fourth album, I TOUCH A RED BUTTON MAN is a hallucinatory black, white and red all over lo-fi extravaganza. Following the screening, Fogarino will discuss the band's work and take questions from the audience.More details and tickets at the NYC movie theater's site.
This press release went out this morning...
QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK SURF CONTEST WILL RUN: Update from Long BeachDamn. You can see the list of who was supposed to play, below...
An important update from Long Beach - Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the professional surf contest scheduled to start on Sunday, September 4 in light of the impact of Hurricane Irene and concerns for the Long Beach community, which suffered significant damage from the storm. The Quiksilver Pro is scheduled to start its 11-day "holding period" on Monday, September 5. The Quiksilver Pro Trials presented by Unsound Surf will run on Sunday, September 4.
The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.
The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit. We are committed to holding the ASP tour event at Long Beach so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community.
Set times have been revealed for the free Quiksilver-hosted shows taking place in Long Beach, NY this September. Shows either start at 1:15 PM or 3:15 PM with headliners going on between 5:30 and 6:15. As mentioned, bands performing include The Flaming Lips, Interpol, Neon Indian, Matt & Kim, Girl Talk, Wavves, and others. All set times are listed below.
photos by Greg Cristman
Last night, U2 arrived at New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium in a giant green-and-orange spaceship. At least that's what the nearly 100,000 people in attendance might have assumed upon first seeing the blinking, glowing, four-legged, 167 foot tall contraption straddling the area that otherwise serves as the Jets' and Giants' home turf.Interpol opened for U2 last night (7/20) at the Meadowlands, and will again for two more shows before U2 plays a final '360' date in Canada with Arcade Fire and Carney (the band who plays in the Spiderman musical!).
More confusion may have ensued around half past nine when the base of the structure began to smoke furiously; shortly thereafter, David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' announced a countdown over the loudspeakers. At zero, the sound of live guitars cut through the heavy air and U2 charged onto the stage as the stadium heaved with applause. The band played for over two hours, rocking through hits like 'Beautiful Day' and 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday,' punctuated with shout-outs to Amnesty International and bits of banter by Bono.
'I'm a man of simple needs, just 200 trucks, 400 tons of equipment,' he said of the group's current tour. 'A work in progress.'...
...The group's  tour takes its name from the aforementioned structure that allows U2 to play stadiums 'in the round'; in other words, to open up thousands of seats that would ordinarily be behind a stage - and actually sell out 80,000-seat venues (or larger). The contraption is dismantled and trucked from city to city between shows along with all the group's equipment. As a result, U2 has been playing to average crowds of 96,000 people per night and grossing just shy of $10 million per show. By comparison, Bon Jovi, the second-highest earning musical act over the past year, drew an average of 34,000 fans and grossed $3.5 million per night. [Forbes]
More pictures and the setlists from last night in NJ below....
Superchunk @ Radio City in March (more by Tracy Allison)
today in NYC
* Yoro Ndiaye @ SOB's
* Juakali @ Southpaw
* Dawn Landes @ Barbes
* The Slip @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Marc Cohn @ City Winery
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* tUnE-yArDs, Austra @ Pier 54
* Dean and Ravo, DMC @ Europa
* Tim Berne, Kris Davis @ The Stone
* Johnny Thunders Birthday Celebration
* Swamp Dogg @ MetroTech Commons
* Gomez, Good Old War @ Terminal 5
* Mike Bones, Favourite Sons @ Zebulon
* Old 97's, Robert Ellis @ The Bell House
* Gary War, K Holes, Pop. 1280 @ Union Hall
* Mona, The Static Jacks @ Knitting Factory
* Superchunk, OFF!, Lemuria @ House of Vans
* The Wooden Birds, Ma'am @ Mercury Lounge
* King Creosote, Jon Hopkins @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Beasts, Marques Toliver @ Le Poisson Rouge
* John Wesley Coleman, Rayon Beach @ Don Pedro
* White Hills, Man Forever, Weird Owl @ Union Pool
* Bambara, Yvette, French Miami @ Death By Audio
* Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers @ Hiro Ballroom
* Living Days, Chelsea Boys, Frances Rose @ Cake Shop
* Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey @ The Stone
* Patti Smith @ Castle Clinton National Monument at Battery Park
* Heaven (The Rock Shop's 1st Anniversary Show) @ The Rock Shop
* Reggie Watts, Yellowdogs, Aislyn, Los ToughFists @ Public Assembly
* Celestial Shore, White Laces, Arches, Megafortress @ Shea Stadium
* A&R, Little Star Dweller, Bermuda Bonnie, Infernal Devices @ Glasslands
* Emilyn Brodsky, Anna Vogelzang, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Silent Barn
* Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Girl in a Coma @ Seaside Summer Concerts
* Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, Liam O Maonlai, Mcpeake @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Tiberius, Selfsame, Pretty Good Dance Moves, Supagroup, Diamondsnake, Unicorn @ Pianos
* Gunfight!, Shark?, Autodrone, DJ Steve Morehouse, The Benefit Of Music @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Marley Marl, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Mista Sinista, Chairman Mao, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Twilite Tone, Getlive (Salute the DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Check out This Week in Indie for more on some shows.
Get in line now for Patti Smith.
Too many free shows to choose from tonight.
We're giving away VIP tickets to see DFA1979/The Drums at Williamsburg Waterfront, via Facebook.
Check out our interview with Austra who plays the free show at Pier 54 tonight.
How to Dress Well recorded a live in-studio version of "Decisions" with an orchestra off his orchestral EP Just Once, out now on Yours Truly. Video below.
David Lynch set his short film, I Touch a Red Button to Interpol's "Lights" off their 2010 self titled LP. Check out the collaboration below.
Bono realizes he needs new shoes @ Giants Stadium in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, is launching the Take Off Your Boots campaign to collect shoes for the charity Soles4Souls, and giving away tickets to the U2 360 Tour to those who participate. From May through July, StubHub with the help of Hard Rock Cafe, will host events in Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle to collect new or gently used shoes. In exchange for donating a pair of shoes at these events, fans will receive a pair of U2 tickets.The Take Off Your Boots campaign will come to NYC on July 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the StubHub Last Minute Services Storefront on 40th and Broadway. The full list of cities with dates and locations is below.
Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity, collects shoes and distributes them to people in need. Since 2005, it has given more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in over 125 countries.
"We are thrilled StubHub is making it easy for people in these cities to donate to our cause. We hope that as a result of the Take Off Your Boots campaign , Soles4Souls will be able to distribute thousands of pairs of shoes to those who are most in need," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls.
There is a limit of one pair of U2 tickets per person donating a pair of shoes at the Take Off Your Boots events, while supplies last. Shoes must be gently used or new to be accepted.
U2 played Glastonbury Festival this past weekend. Check out a video of that with their setlist and all tour dates below...
by Andrew Sacher
Interpol @ Terminal 5 - 5/8/2011
In a time where the genre is thriving, dream pop vets Blonde Redhead reminded the audience at Terminal 5 last night (5/8) that they're still on top of their game. Performing with a fervor unlike many of their contemporaries, Blonde Redhead delivered a tremendous set comprised of songs off their two most recent albums, 23 and Penny Sparkle. Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace fed off each other's energies with ease, while sincerely retaining a youthful spirit of intensity. Pace's twin brother Simone completed the sound perfectly with a style that refuses to choose between precision and attack.
Having always considered Blonde Redhead's more recent material to be on the more relaxed side, they successfully proved me wrong with one of the loudest sets I've ever seen. They translated the subtle trip hop rhythms of "Here Sometimes" into dark bass-heavy dance beats that filled the entire venue with the same power the band was generating on stage. Standout track "Spring and by Summer Fall" ended with a blaring noise section and a light show spastic enough to blind the crowd, further accentuating what may have already been the most memorable part of the set.
A half hour later, Interpol emerged out of the shadowy lighting and fog machines and dove into Interpol album opener "Success." They followed the song with an hour and a half of material off all four of their albums, "Say Hello to the Angels" was an especially pleasant surprise early on. The band performed with a level of confidence that has evidently grown from album to album, and each member's distinct playing style cut through. Not being able to see Carlos D (or even Dave Pajo) was extremely unfortunate, but his trademark bass lines were well replicated by Interpol's current touring bassist Brad Truax. The highlight of the set came when Truax broke into the opening bass line of "Evil," which was responded to with excessive applause from the crowd who proceeded to shout along to every word in the song.
The NYC show was a benefit for Sickday Safety Net. Interpol is done touring for now, but has more dates scheduled all over the place throughout the summer. Their setlist from last night and a couple videos from the show, below...
Interpol @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Interpol are now on tour, hitting the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ tonight (5/6) (their first time playing Asbury Park in a decade which isn't that weird actually because how many times does a band really ever play Asbury Park?) (it's weirder that Interpol have been around long enough to even have that statistic), followed by a Saturday show in Rhode Island with School of Seven Bells, and than a Sunday night charity performance at NYC's Terminal 5 with Blonde Redhead. Where do the proceeds go you ask?
All proceeds will go directly to raising Sickday Safety Net's awareness in Manhattan, expanding into Brooklyn and increasing the number of community heath care partners and providers.Tickets for the NYC "Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop" are still on sale, but if you're not in the giving mood, we also have a pair you can win. Details and more tour dates, below...
Sickday Safety Net is a new program launched recently by Sickday Medical House Calls, a New York company providing acute urgent medical care to patients in the privacy of their homes, offices or hotel rooms. Sickday Medical House Calls has been serving New Yorkers for ten years and has grown its active patient base to over 10,000.
The Safety Net is free to join and open to any uninsured New Yorker working in the creative arts including musicians, actors, painters, dancers, photographers, models, art directors, dancers, filmmakers, writers and visual artists. Members of Safety Net have access to Sickday's medical house call services and will never again need to get out of bed, find a babysitter or cancel a meeting to get quality, affordable medical care and no crowded waiting room, no blank forms, no inflated pricing - quality care, delivered via a medical house call. Medical professionals come directly to you, in your home or office, at a fixed Safety Net rate of $75. It's free to join and you only pay when and if you need services. Sickday guarantees same-day service.
photos by David Andrako
Here are a few things that happened on Coachella Day 1:
- it was hot.
- lots of celebrities, like Coachella regular Danny Devito, were walking around
- The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and the Chemical Brothers were the big headlining acts of the day (all on the main Coachella Stage)
- people wore funny outfits, and sometimes NSFW outfits.
- people sinned.
- Lauryn Hill started late, but not too late (aka she still got to play).
- Cee Lo showed up very late, apologized, but acted mad he had to play a short set. He used that anger to give his set-closing hit "Fuck You" context.
- Odd Future predictably drew a huge crowd, and were joined by Pharell.
- Odd Future's set resulted in a possible broken nose (again)
- There were 20 arrests
- Paul McCartney was there, and along with Usher, stood on stage during Afrojack's set.
- YACHT played
- Many other people played, and lots of other stuff happened too, as you can see in the pictures below...
What were your highlights of Coachella Day One? Are you there or watching the stream?
Photographer David Andrako managed to catch 18 acts and other random stuff in between on Friday. His pictures from the whole day continue below...
Interpol @ Radio City in Feb. (more)
Interpol, who recently announced a partnership with the Creators Project to bring "a new visual experience to match (the band's) live set," has announced more tour dates including May 6th at Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ and May 8th at Terminal 5 in NYC. It's unclear who's opening the NJ show, but Blonde Redhead are definitely also playing the NY one which goes on "Sickday" presale this Wednesday. Tickets for the "Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop" go on general sale Friday, and tickets for the NJ show are available at the Pajo-less band's site now.
All tour dates and a Creators Project video below...
New personnel change: Dave Pajo is tagging out, folks.
Dave has decided to step out of the spotlight for a spell, and will no longer be touring with Interpol.
We're all friends. It's just an Out-of-the-hotel, Into-the-home sorta thing.
He's going to be missed to be sure. Aside from being an exceptional musician, Pajo is a wonderful person to be around.
He's sharp as a tack and funny as all get-out.
Anyway, if you saw us perform recently, I'm sure you'll agree - we were lucky to have him.
Dave wanted to speak to you personally, so please see below for a note from the man himself.
And now for the good news:
We have tapped our friend Brad Truax to perform bass duties effective immediately.
Brad is the man. His musical resume includes work with a horde of awesome bands: Home, Soldiers of Fortune, Gang Gang Dance,
The Broke Revue, Animal Collective, Cass McCombs, White Magic...
He's got taste and he's got chops. And that's what we want.
Our next gig, and our first with Truax, will be in Hamburg on March 3rd. So hop on over to Germany and come down say hi.
We look forward to seeing every last one of you in the coming months.
"I would like to announce that I will no longer be performing live with Interpol on their upcoming campaign. I'll be taking a break from touring to focus on family. There are no personal, artistic or health reasons--it's really as simple as that!
I would like to thank Paul, Daniel, Sam, Brandon, everyone in the crew, and all of the Interpol fans for the remarkable support and patronage they have shown me during my time with them. I feel a tremendous amount of love and respect for everyone involved and will genuinely miss them.
I will continue to record and perform music, with bands as well as solo, I just won't be touring as much.
I am truly grateful for the experience and look forward to enjoying Interpol in the future, as a fan and friend.
Walk in light, walk in darkness.
February 20, 2011"
"We should do a residency here" - David Pajo, pre-encore
Interpol sounded great Thursday night at NYC's grand Radio City Music Hall (just one stop on their current tour with School of Seven Bells). And they played a mighty fine setlist's worth of material to an enthusiastic, standing crowd full of people that weren't afraid to dance (like Daniel Kessler danced), scream out requests (like "Stella!!") and just generally have a good time (even the ones in all black). The full setlist, some videos and a couple more pictures, below...