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The Roots @ Roots Picnic (more by Tim Griffin)
The Roots

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Ratt, Extreme @ Nokia Theatre!!
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Ballin' the Jack @ Hudson Square
* Steely Dan: Aja @ Beacon Theatre
* Pete Yorn, Zee Avi @ Webster Hall
* Green Day, Kaiser Chiefs @ Madison Square Garden
* Katy Perry, Cobra Starship @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Pink Noise, Gary War, Florida, Columboid @ Silent Barn
* Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson & Paul Motion @ Village Vanguard
* King Britt: Saturn Never Sleeps: Sun Ra-lectric @ WFC Winter Garden
* TK Webb, Pure Horsehair, Miguel Mendez, Invisible Familiars @ Bruar Falls
* Beetroot, American Princes, Soldier on Dear Friend, Electric Touch @ Pianos
* Todd P Goes to Austin premiere w/ Team Robespierre, The So So Glos, Todd P (DJ) @ The Delancey
* YACHT, Special Disco Version (DJs James Murphy & Pat Mahoney), Bad Brilliance @ Santos Party House

Free outdoor music tonight includes Ballin' the Jack at Hudson Square and King Britt: Saturn Never Sleeps: Sun Ra-lectric at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The latter show is described as "a night of sonic and visual funk taking micro-edits of Sun-Ra source music combined with live experimentation and video collage." See a video preview, and clip from a previous Sun Ra-lectric performance, below.

The Roots continue their residency at the Highline Ballroom. They'll be headlining the Diesel U:Music show this Thursday at Webster Hall.

There's a last minute show with Pink Noise, Gary War, Florida and Columboid happening at Silent Barn tonight.

Steely Dan play their 1977 album Aja in its entirety at Beacon Theatre. It's the first of eight "Classic Album (Plus)" shows for the band at the venue -- they'll be playing another Aja night as well as Gaucho, The Royal Scam and Internet Request Night shows.

Pete Yorn kicks off a two night run at Webster Hall with Zee Avi.

Green Day and Kaiser Chiefs play a second Madison Square Garden gig tonight.

Ethan Iverson and Reid Anderson, two thirds of the Bad Plus, kick off a weeklong run with drummer Paul Motion at the Village Vanguard tonight.

YACHT plays a CD release show (after the boat gig last night) with Special Disco Version (aka a DJ set by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy & Pat Mahoney) and Bad Brilliance at Santos Party House.

The Delancey hosts a screening and premiere party for the Todd P Goes to Austin documentary. The night will feature sets by Team Robespierre and The So So Glos.

The new video for "This Sweet Love" by James Yuill, who played NYC in June, is below...

Jay Reatard and BBU are featured on a new Breakfast at Sulimay's. Video below..

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: James Yuill - Over The Hills (Milberg remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: James Yuill - A Lighter Shade of Red (MP3)

James Yuill

Hello America!

It seems my album "Turning Down Water For Air" comes out today (26th May) on Nettwerk. Hurrah!

I'm currently doing a short tour with M83 across the west coast and then working my way to the east side...

Hope you like the album... I wrote and recorded it in my bedroom during many evenings and weekends after getting back from work...so basically it's very home made...

Cheers.
- James Yuill

James's M83-supporting dates have already past, but it's not too late for his three remaining US shows, which happen this week. He'll play Chicago June 3rd, then visit NYC for two shows on June 4th and 5th. On Thursday, June 4th, he'll be joined at the Music Hall of Williamsburg by Viva Voce and Cut Off Your Hands. Tickets are on sale.

On Friday, June 5th, Yuill plays the weekly Ruff Club party at NYC's The Annex with Field Recordings and True Widow.

After that, it's all summer dates around Yuill's homebase of London. The laptop whiz last visited NYC for a pair of shows in April. Cut Off Your Hands were here in May. Last weekend, James's tour partner M83 played Sasquatch...

M83 @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
M83

James was at the festival too, but as a member of the crowd....

...this was effectively a day off for me and Paul we took in the sights and watched a few bands. Namely, The Walkman (who were amazing!), TV on the Radio (whose sound was less than amazing), obviously M83 (who in my unbiased opinion were on top form and gave a particularly special show. That's when I took this first video [below].

Then it was the highlight of my day when I got the chance to see Deadmau5. Oh my lord was it brilliant. That's where the second video comes in [also below]. I know the quality of these two videos is not great, but hopefully the mood of the what was going on translates. I haven't felt this good at a dance gig than when I saw Justice at the mean-fiddler in London when they did their album launch party. -James

On June 16th, Yuill will release his new Over the Hills EP in the US via Nettwerk Records. (It's already out on Moshi Moshi overseas.) Two tracks from that EP, the "Over The Hills (Milberg Remix)," featuring Lisa from the Concretes, and the b-side, "A Lighter Shade of Red," are posted above for download. Title track "Over the Hills" also has a new video, and we're premiering it. Check it out, along with the full EP track list, all tour dates, and the videos James shot at Sasquach, below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Answering Machine - Another City, Another Sorry (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: James Yuill - No Surprise (Operators Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Answering Machine - Lightbulbs (James Yuill Remix) (MP3)

The Answering Machine
Answering Machine

You've got two chances next week for a double bill of two up-and-coming UK artists: The Answering Machine and James Yuill.

Manchester's The Answering Machine have been playing together for around three years and get compared a lot to Los Campesinos! but owe more than a little to The Strokes and Maximo Park as well. Though if you're read their blog, frontman Martin Colcough is clearly into more obscure indie like The Radio Dept. and '80s cult act The Brilliant Corners. After a slow start -- only a few songs dripped out in their first two years -- the band will have two singles out by May and their debut album by year's end. I caught them at SXSW 2008 and were one of my favorites that year. Check out "Another City, Another Sorry" at the top of this post.

James Yuill
James Yuill

London laptop folkie James Yuill, meanwhile, released his debut album, Turning Down Water for Air, on Moshi Moshi in October 2008 and it will be released in the U.S. via Nettwerk sometime this Spring. Here's what the Guardian said:

If Eastbourne one-man-show James Yuill had had better luck with girls, he might now be a forensic scientist, and music would be the poorer. But years of unrequited love and a dabbler's interest in electronica led him to abandon his original ambition, and this album proves the wisdom of the decision. Turning Down Water for Air is constructed of gently-plinking guitar, cello, laptop and sensitive-busker vocals, and the result melts in the mouth.
The Answering Machine and James Yuill play early show on Monday (4/6) at Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, and then a free show at Greenpoint's Coco 66 on Tuesday (4/7).

Videos and all tour dates below...

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