Entries tagged with: Ivan and Alyosha
by Andrew Sacher
Seattle's annual Capitol Hill Block Party returns in 2015 from July 24-26. This year's lineup includes Ratatat, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Toro y Moi, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, The Julie Ruin, Shabazz Palaces, Flatbush Zombies, Deafheaven, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lower Dens, Girlpool, Protomartyr and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.
SSDD (photo by Invisible Hour)
As always, the lineup includes a few cool local Seattle bands, and it's a good way to check out some of those bands if you're coming to the fest from out of town. One is SSDD (aka "Steal Shit Do Drugs"). They include former members of The Intelligence, The Dutchess & the Duke and more, and they just put out a new EP First Comes Money on Help Yourself Records this week. They make garage punk that's pretty catchy and clear-sounding as far as garage punk goes, but still driving and full of attitude. Stream their new EP below.
Another cool Seattle punk band that isn't playing Capitol Hill Block Party, but have a hometown show with Happy Diving and Never Young a few days beforehand, is So Pitted. Their latest release is this year's 1 EP, which is a little murkier and freakier than SSDD. They've had their praises sung by other Seattle bands, like Chastity Belt. They also recently played a Sub Pop-curated show with White Lung, and ended up on one of the Sub Pop staffers' year-end lists in 2014. You can stream their newest EP below and download it (name your price) here.
photo: Ivan & Alyosha at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Seattle folk pop band Ivan & Alyosha are releasing a new album, It's All Just Pretend, on May 4 via Dualtone, and the anthemic lead single "All This Wandering Around" is streaming below. They're also going on tour in support of it in May and June.
The tour hits NYC on May 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (3/13).
All dates are listed below...
To celebrate the 1980-1990 period of Bob Dylan's career, ATO Records will release Bob Dylan in the 80s: Vol. 1 on March 25. The tribute compilation was put together by producers Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O'Brien (Dawes, PAPA), and features covers by Built to Spill, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, Gene Ween & Slash, Glen Hansard, Dawn Landes & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Blitzen Trapper, Yellowbirds, Ivan & Alyosha, Reggie Watts, Elvis Perkins, Lucius and more. Listen to Built to Spill's take on "Jokerman" from the compilation, with the full tracklist, below.
The new compilation will be celebrated with a record release show in NYC the day before its release at Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/24). The show will feature Dylan's music performed by some of the artists on the album, including John & Ian of Deer Tick, Elvis Perkins, Langhorne Slim, Dawn Landes, Yellowbirds, Hannah Cohen and members of Tea Leaf Green. The lineup also includes Spirit Family Reunion (who are not on the album) and "special guests." Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (2/28) at noon.
Stream Built to Spill's "Jokerman" cover with the album tracklist, below...
Like we did at Firefly, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, BrooklynVegan will be taking over 2-3 hours of the Soundwave tent each day at Bumbershoot in Seattle this Labor Day Weekend. We'll have a mix of live interviews and performances with our hosts Dave Hill and Billy Jones, and a very special 3 hour session on Sunday dedicated to Barsuk Records' 15th anniversary.
Flosstradamus, who just played the Mad Decent Block Party are playing Terminal 5 on December 6. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.
Dillon Francis, who also played the Mad Decent Block Party, is playing two nights at Terminal 5 (12/20-21). Tickets to those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.
Boston hardcore band Defeater, who continue to go on tours we don't want to see them on, will be touring with August Burns Red, Blessthefall, and Beartooth (ex-Attack Attack!) later this year. That tour comes through the NYC-area on December 1 at Best Buy Theater and December 14 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, August 23 (Best Buy at noon, Starland at 10 AM). Last month, Defeater released their new album, Letters Home, via Bridge Nine. You can stream it below.
Chris Cornell is playing Beacon Theatre on November 16. Tickets to that show go on Local, Fan Club, and AmEx presale today at 10 AM with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at 11 AM.
Lorde recently made her NYC debut at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge and announced a tour with a Webster Hall show which also sold right out. That prompted the addition of a Brooklyn show at Warsaw on the same tour and tickets are currently still available.
The Sadies are playing Mercury Lounge on September 27. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.
Ivan & Alyosha are opening for NEEDTOBREATHE at Bowery Ballroom on October 1. Tickets to that show go on NTB Mailing List presale today at 10 AM and AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (8/16) at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
The Postelles, The Arkells and Ambassadors are playing Santos Party House on March 5. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Ivan & Alyosha are playing Santos Party House on April 18 with The Lone Bellow. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Night Beds (not to be confused with Night Beats or Night Birds) aka Winston Yellin is the newest signee to Dead Oceans (A Place To Bury Strangers, Tallest Man on Earth, etc.) and he'll release a 7" single on the label this week (9/18). The single is for the lushly arranged "Even If We Try," which you can stream, along with a live video for the song, below. Another track, "You Were Afraid," is on the flip. A full length album is to follow.
Night Beds will be heading out on a tour this fall which culminates with two NYC shows in October. FIrst they'll play Union Pool on October 11 and the next day they'll open for Ivan & Alyosha at Mercury Lounge (10/12). Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are on sale now but no advance tickets for the Union Pool show at the moment.
Lists of all Night Beds and Ivan & Alyosha dates, plus that video and song stream are below.
UPDATE: Okkervil River added!
DOWNLOAD: Fat Tony - Wife Plot (MP3)
pictured: Diamond Rugs, Action Bronson & eXquire
As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).
Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)For the 2nd year in a row, we've partnered up with our friends at Partisan Records and KF Records, and now the new Young One Records, to bring you a free Saturday blowout on three stages. This year we have an amazing lineup of 22 artists that includes a full stage of nothing but hip hop too.
12:00 Field Report
12:45 Ivan & Alyosha
1:30 Father John Misty (J Tilman, ex-Fleet Foxes)
2:15 J. Roddy Walston
4:00 Heartless Bastards
5:00 Diamond Rugs (John McCauley of Deer Tick w/ members of Los Lobos, Black Lips & more)
6:00 Okkervil River (Just added!)
Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside) (hip hop stage)
12:15 - Lushlife
01:00 - Main Attrakionz
01:45 - Cadence Weapon
02:30 - Rittz
03:15 - Fat Tony
04:00 - Spaceghostpurrp
04:45 - Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
05:30 - Action Bronson
Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:00 - Patrolled By Radar
1:00 - Emily Wells
2:00 - Phantom Family Halo
2:45 - Lumerians
3:30 - Hundred Visions
4:15 - Pond (mem. of Tame Impala)
5:00 - GUARDS
In addition to the completely FREE lineup of great music, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, our official wine partner and The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner. We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.
And we'll have some awesome giveaways from Partisan and KF Records, as well as cassette compilations from Young One Records (Including the above track "Wife Plot" by Fat Tony).
Listen to a playlist of artists playing this party on Spotify.
Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners, as well as ASCAP, HobNob Wines, The Original Moonshine, NadaMoo!, Honest Tea, Partisan Records, KF Records & Young One Records!
photos Ryan Muir
Unlike the other two NYC shows they played while in town (including the late one Thursday night at Mercury Lounge), Ivan & Alyosha's lunchtime free show at One New York Plaza in Manhattan on Tuesday was acoustic. A set of pictures from that show continues below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Who made it out to the very late free show at Mercury Lounge last night (6/23)? Kyle did. More of his pictures below...
If you were bummed that Ivan & Alyosha's current trip to NYC only included daytime shows downtown, you're in luck. The Seattle band just added a free LATE (12:15am) show at Mercury Lounge tonight (6/23). That makes three free shows total. One already happened at One New York Plaza, and the next one is TODAY at 5:30 pm at the World Financial Center. More dates HERE.
Ivan & Alyosha @ Living Room in April (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Ivan & Alyosha are on tour and back in NYC, though there's been a change to their schedule. They are NOT playing two shows in one day as previously reported. They are playing a 12:30pm acoustic show at One New York Plaza at 12:30pm on Tuesday, June 21st, and they are playing a 5:30pm electric show at the World Financial Center on Thursday, June 23rd. Both shows are free and part of the River to River Festival.
On the 22nd the band plays Boston but not before appearing on WNYC Soundcheck at 2 pm EST. All live dates below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Ivan and Alyosha & NYC's Living Room
Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha played a pair of NYC dates in March: 3/3 at Bowery Ballroom supporting Bobby Long and 3/4 at the Living Room (where these pictures come from). Since then they visited SXSW, and hopped on tour with John Vanderslice. That tour ends in Seattle on 4/21. In June they'll return to NYC to play two free shows in one day at NYC's World Financial Center. That's listed like this:
Ivan & AlyoshaUPDATE: These two shows are NOT the same day.
Presented by Arts World Financial Center and Arts Brookield
Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha are not nihilist indie rockers, but a new brand of tender dreamers. They navigate the music world contemplating their path as a band, and, despite the uncertainty, Ivan & Alyosha's soulful folk tunes suggest a band inspired, hopeful, and longing, unafraid to probe their collective faith and doubts. Acoustic, 12:30pm. One New York Plaza. Also full band, 5:30pm. June 23 World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street.
All tour dates and more pictures from the Living Room are below....
DOWNLOAD: Ivan & Aloysha - Glorify (MP3)
"What is an Alyosha?" - Mark Simanoh
"Named after the main characters in Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, the name Ivan & Alyosha is apt for a band cutting its teeth. As Ivan in Brothers Karamazov moves through the novel with doubts, Ivan & Alyosha navigate the indie rock world contemplating their path as a band. Lead singer and founder of the band Tim Wilson says he writes songs about what's current in his life. He recently married and had a son. Songs like "Living for Someone" and "Fathers Be Kind," reflect the age-old struggle of trying to balance the desire to make music with the pull of home and family." - says their bioSeattle's Ivan & Alyosha are hard not to like, that is if you're not offended by the type of noise that bands like Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Delta Spirit and Local Natives make. Download the MP3 above, listen to the songs streaming at their MySpace, pick up their new EP entitled Fathers Be Kind, and check them out live on tour right now.
If you happen to be in NYC, that means you can see them live at Bowery Ballroom tonight (3/3) (they're first of three on the Bobby Long show), and at Living Room on Friday (3/4) (they open for Steve Wynn).
All tour dates and some songs and videos below....