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James Vincent McMorrow @ MHOW - 4/11/14
McMorrow garnered the best response from Cavalier, which fuses his gloomy folk-mindedness with lethargic, hip-hop undertones. When McMorrow's crackling alto reaches the utmost limits of his vocal range with lyrics, "I remember my first love," young girls fidget excitedly and grown men get teary-eyed. McMorrow is at his best when all other distractions are eliminated: the pyramid light fixtures, the laser projections, the supporting band. With nothing but a keyboard, he crooned out a blueprint rendition of the last track on Post Tropical, Outside, Digging. When he articulated the hard-sounding syllables, flecks of spit dance above his head like swirling dust motes in the spotlight. [CMJ]Dublin singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow brought his North American tour to NYC for three shows, including Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday (4/9), Gigstock at The Green Space on Thursday, and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday. Like he's been doing on this tour, he split the sets pretty evenly between his Bon Iver-esque 2010 LP Early in the Morning and his Bon Iver & James Blake-esque 2014 LP Post Tropical. Opening the Bowery and MHOW shows was Canadian songwriter Aidan Knight. The above review is of the Bowery show and pictures from MHOW are in this post.
Conor Oberst w/ Desaparecidos at Voodoo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Gigstock is a 2-day mini-festival which "[mixes] showcase-length sets with conversation" going down at NYC's Greene Space on April 9 and 10 (located at 44 Charlton St). The festival, co-presented by WNYC Soundcheck and OhMyRockness, has a pretty great lineup, with local indie rockers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Parquet Courts on day 1, and Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst with Dublin singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow on day 2. You can get tickets for day 1, day 2, or pick up a 2-day pass now.
Meanwhile, you can also catch The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Rough Trade NYC on Friday (3/28), which is sold out but we're giving away tickets to. And catch them again when their tour with Fear of Men hits Bowery Ballroom on May 22 (tickets).
Conor Oberst also has a tour with Dawes that hits The Space at Westbury on 5/22 and Central Park Summerstage on 7/27 (tickets), and James Vincent McMorrow brings his tour to NYC for sold out shows on 4/9 at Bowery Ballroom and 4/11 at MHOW.
by Andrew Sacher
James Vincent McMorrow in Chicago in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)
Dublin singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow first surfaced in 2010 with his debut LP, Early in the Morning, which was more than a little indebted to the falsetto-voiced indie folk of Bon Iver. It's now been a few years and he's re-invented himself pretty significantly for the album's followup, Post Tropical (due out 1/14 via Vagrant), which sees him taking his falsetto-tinged folk in more soulful, ambient electronic directions, so it's a little more like James Blake than Bon Iver this time around, but it's also pretty distinct-sounding on its own. The whole album is pretty gorgeous, and a lot more promising than his debut would have hinted. You can stream the album in full on iTunes Radio and listen to its single, "Cavalier" plus a recent live session video of that song, below.
James is part of the just-announced Coachella 2014 lineup, and he's since revealed that he'll be doing a full North American tour leading up to his appearance at the fest. That tour includes NYC shows on April 9 at Bowery Ballroom and April 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday, January 17 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/15) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream and video, below...
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5. Tickets are still available for the three-day event.
In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The Weeknd, Passion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMT, Santigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.
Full Osheaga lineup is below.
Marissa Nadler mailing records
Marissa Nadler recently finished up a headlining tour which culminated at Littlefield in Brooklyn on July 30 and also hit Mercury Lounge three days earlier (7/27). She'll go on a European tour in October, but before she does that, she'll play a few more North American dates opening for James Vincent McMorrow on his North American tour. Marissa and James will play NYC on September 9 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
James is touring behind his debut album Early In The Morning which was released 1/11 on Vagrant. On the tour he'll be backed by a five-piece band.
Marissa also has a new video for "Alabaster Queen" off her recently released self titled album. The video was directed by Joana Linda, who has directed videos for Marissa Nadler in the past. Check that out along with all dates below...
Dean & Britta played Galaxie 500 in August (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500 is already happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg in December. Turns out, Dean and friends (Britta, etc.) will be doing the same thing much sooner as part of CMJ. The new show takes place at Bowery Ballroom where they did the Galaxie 500 thing previously, one night after the same show at Rock Shop. Catch them at Bowery Ballroom again on Friday, October 22nd, on an eclectic bill with Crocodiles, Wakey! Wakey!, Brian Bonz & The Major Crimes, James Vincent McMorrow and Young Buffalo. Tickets are on sale now (you can also try and get in with your CMJ badge).
And actually, Dean & Britta do a "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" set earlier that same night (10/22) at NYU's Skirball Center. Tickets for that are up too. That makes at least two CMJ shows for Dean and Britta who were part of our own CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom in 2007.
For Crocodiles this gig comes a few days before they kick off a tour with Golden Triangle at Maxwell's.
Recent live videos are below...