Entries tagged with: K-Holes

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Oozing Wound

Sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are releasing their sophomore album, Earth Suck, on October 21 via Thrill Jockey, and while no songs have been released from that yet they did put out the ripping "Drug Reference" as an Adult Swim single earlier this year and you can stream that below.

Oozing Would will also be kicking off a tour a few days after the new LP drops, and they'll come to NYC for a two-night stand at the soon-to-close Death by Audio around Halloween. First they play 10/30 with Child Abuse and then play the venue's Halloween Haunted House Party on the 31st with more TBA.

UPDATE: Liturgy and others were announced for the shows.

All dates are listed, with the "Drug Reference" stream, below...

Continue reading "Oozing Wound releasing a new LP, touring, playing Death by Audio's Halloween Haunted House Party (dates)"

Quintron

In addition to making music, Quintron & Miss Pussycat are filmmakers as well, their most recent work is The Mystery in Old Bathbath, which is the latest adventure for puppet pals Trixie and the Treetrunks. Here's the synopsis:

Something is wrong with the Happy Tree! For some reason, he can't send out secret messages anymore. Trixie and Marsha set off to an ancient spa town to find a cure before all his branches fall off. But this town is kind of funny and the historic Art Museum of Bathbath seems to have some secrets of it's own. And so does the drummer JJ Suede... Adventure unfolds as Trixie and Marsha try to save the Happy Tree and look at art made by thirsty people.
You can watch the trailer for The Mystery in Old Bathbath below and if you live in NYC you can go see a screening of it at Anthology Film Archives on April 18. While here, the band will also play the "Spring Fever / Smoke Lots of Weed Festival" at Secret Project Robot on -- wait for it -- April 20. That show also features K-Holes and Black Dice. The band will also be at Austin Psych Fest in April, if you're going to that, and all tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Quintron & Miss Pussycat touring, showing their new puppet movie too (dates)"

photos by PSquared Photography

Ty Segall w/ Ex Cult, MHOW, 2/2/2012
Ty Segall

Keeping up with the moshers, stage divers, and crowd-surfers was only half the battle. When you weren't slipping on spilled beer on the floor, or fending for your life, you also had to remember to enjoy the show that Ty Segall and his band put on. They played for a solid hour, banging out rocking tune after rocking tune. They were relentless, and it [bled] out into the crowd. -[We All Want Someone To Shout For]
Ty Segall and Ex-Cults played their second of two shows in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night (2/2), joined by Brooklyn wild childs K-Holes. Pictures from the show are in this post, including an on-stage collaboration between the touring partners. The pair also blessed Webster Hall on Friday with special guest Mac DeMarco (2/1, pictures).

If you missed it yesterday, Ty Segall Band bassist Mikal Cronin released the first track from his upcoming Merge debut.

Lots more pics and the setlists from that snowy Saturday night in Brooklyn are below.

Continue reading "Ty Segall and Ex-Cults played MHOW w/ K-Holes (pics, setlist) "

photos by Gabi Porter; words by Bill Pearis

Ty Segall @ The Well, September 2012
Ty Segall

Ty Segall's third album of 2012, Twins, is out today and is yet another enjoyably fuzz-soaked bit of sunshine, definitely on the '60s psych-pop end of the spectrum. Someday his prolific streak is going to slow down, but till then...just ride that wave. Ty was here a few weeks ago with Thee Oh Sees, including a stop at Bushwick outdoor venue The Well (with K-Holes as well) and a belated set of photos from that wild, wet show are in this post.

If you missed him that time around, Ty just announced a 2013 tour with Ex-Cult that includes a NYC stop on February 1 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/12) with an AmEx presale happening Wednesday at noon. Ty will also be making his late night talk show debut on Conan on October 16 so be sure to tune in for that.

A list of all tour dates and more pictures from The Well show are below..

Continue reading "Ty Segall gave birth to 'Twins,' announced 2013 tour (dates & belated pics from his Well show w/ Thee Oh Sees & K-Holes)"

by Bill Pearis

Ty Segall at The Well (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Ty Segall

New-ish Bushwick outdoor venue The Well had a SXSW vibe to it on Saturday night (9/22) with the one-two punch of Bay Area blasters Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. The large gravel pit backyard was packed with revelers of all ages and degrees of tattoo coverage, some whom were maybe having a little too much fun. (Setting my beer on the ground for just a second, an over-imbided girl came within inches of puking on my head. This was 8 PM.) But the vibes were good as was the music.

Thee Oh Sees (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Thee Oh Sees

I missed openers K-Holes, but Thee Oh Sees put on their usual killer show with yelping into the mike (sometimes eating it), abusing his array of cool, weird guitars and generally inspiring crowd mayhem. Clouds opened up about three songs into Ty Segall's set, which sent many into the covered bar area, but the band (which still includes longtime cohort Mikal Cronin who makes his own awesome records) didn't let a little rain (okay, a LOT of rain) stop the party and even, improbably, covered "Sweet Home Alabama."

Thee Oh Sees play ATP NY today (6 PM) and will be at Death by Audio on Monday (9/24) with Ty for what will surely be an entirely bananas show. Look for a full set of pictures on the way.

Turn To Crime
Turn To Crime

As mentioned, Deep Time (formerly YellowFever), who teamed up with The Babies (featuring Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone) for a Union Pool show last night (8/15), will play 285 Kent tonight (8/16) with Cassie Ramone again, though this time Cassie will be playing with Julie from K-Holes. Turn To Crime, Weird Rivers and I'm Turning Into are also on the bill, as is a DJ set from Serpent (aka Devin from DIIV).

Turn To Crime is the solo project of Derek Stanton from Brooklyn psych rockers Awesome Color. He has a new album, Demonstration I, which you can stream or download for $8 at his bandcamp. It dives into psych rock, shoegaze, lo-fi and other subgenres that love reverb and distortion.

Turn To Crime and K-Holes also share a bill at Union Pool on Saturday (8/18) as part of the Summer Thunder Series with Viva L'American and Death Ray Music. It's a free outdoor day show with "free booze" and (not free) El Diablo tacos.

K-Holes also open for Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees when their tour hits NYC for a show at The Well on September 22. Tickets for that show are still available.

All K-Holes dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Turn To Crime (Derek from Awesome Color) playing shows; K-Holes touring, opening for Ty Segall/Thee Oh Sees (dates)"

sledisland

The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.

Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.

Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

Continue reading "Feist, Stephen Malkmus, The Hold Steady and lots more playing Calgary's Sled Island Festival (full line-up)"

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

The indirectly-yet-directly Grammy-nominated Quintron & Miss Pussycat, the musical husband-wife duo, will hit the road for an extensive set of tour dates. The band, who cancelled their last tour, and are still basking in the glory of their Sucre Du Sauvage LP, will kick off their three-month tour in Atlanta at The Earl, before heading North to play two NYC shows: at 285 Kent on 4/28 with Bosco Delrey, Cellular Chaos, DJ Musa and Glittering Prizes, and Mercury Lounge on 4/29 with The K-Holes, Josh Dust (of White Fence), DJ Tony Lo-Fi. Tickets are on sale for Mercury Lounge. They also play ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park, NJ. All tour dates and a video below.

Continue reading "Quintron & Miss Pussycat going on a 3-month tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Ganglians - Jungle (MP3)

Grave Babies
Grave Babies

Seattle's Grave Babies' current U.S tour is rolling through town and the band plays Death by Audio tonight (9/13) and Cake Shop tomorrow (9/14). Both shows are with fellow Seattle-ites Perpetual Ritual, and all upcoming dates are at the bottom of this post.

As their name might imply, Grave Babies are on the darker side of things, kind of like a blown-out scuzz rock version of '80s goth (Sisters of Mercy, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Clan of Xymox). There's some strong melodies buried under all that intentionally bad production. The band have been kicking around for a couple years but have a new single out on Hardly Art that you can stream at the bottom of this post.

Tonight's show at DBA is a pretty good one, also featuring Brooklyn's Xray Eyeballs who, as you may have read, are playing the Sub Pop/Hardly Art CMJ showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 20. (Tickets are on sale now.) They also have a new single on Hardly Art, "Sundae," that's streamable at the bottom of this post.

Ganglians
Ganglians

Tonight's DBA show also features a "secret guest" who can now be revealed -- and not just hinted at -- as Sacramento, CA's Ganglians who played the Rock Shop last night. Ganglians' new album Still Living came out on Lefse at the end of August and is a step forward, musically, from 2009's Woodsist-released Monster Head Room. Album track "Jungle" (downloadable above) is a good example of their poppy, dreamy, distinctly West Coast sound.

Grave Babies' show Wednesday at Cake Shop also has K-Holes and Population 1280. Tour dates and streaming songs are after the jump.

Continue reading "Grave Babies on tour, in NYC for 2 shows, one w/ 'secret guest' Ganglians (dates)"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Monster Island (more by Leia Jospe)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Monster Island, Williamsburg's landmark center for the arts home to, Live With Animals, Secret Project Robot Art Space, Kayrock Screenprinting, Todd P. Practice Spaces, Mollusk Surf Shop, Oneida and a multitude of studios and rehearsal spaces would like to say goodbye in style.

Over the last 7 years we have always thrown an annual Block Party where we invite the entire neighborhood in to listen to live bands on the street, tour the building and host 2 giant art installations; as that this is our last block party ever (the building is slated for demolition in November), we'd like your help.

This year's block party will entail over 12 live music performances from building bands and members of bands such as Golden Triangle, Oneida, Man Forever, Soldiers of Fortune, DudknowDub, Cult of Youth, Vaz, K-Holes, Knyfe Hyts, Divine Order of the Blood Witch, TrycryTry and many more. It will host 2 art installations themed "Outer Space the Final Frontier" and "Liquid Gold." It will also host open studios, an all day BBQ, DJ's, a video installation in the basement by Robot Death Cult and live music in several practice spaces.

Monster Island aims to keep the Block Party FREE and is seeking donations via kickstarter. "It will go towards paying performers, printing T-Shirts and totes, setting up a killer PA system on the street, purchasing supplies for 2 art shows and securing the proper permits." They are more than halfway towards their goal. Monster Island's end is looming, but there's still time to go out in style.

The block party will take place September 10th, 2011 from 2pm until 10pm. Monster Island will be closed by October 1st.

Secret Project Robot said back in January that they'll be moving to a new space. That is still true according to their website.

Oneida played Secret Project Robot in June. NYC Taper just posted a live recording.

In related news, Todd P recently wrote, "My show schedule this summer is very reduced, for happy personal reasons. More than ever, I recommend you check out SHOWPAPER for show listings (big announcements coming soon from that organization!) and also follow the list of links to independent, all ages venue/organizer folks on this page."

And the Silent Barn Kickstarter is now over $31,000!

K-Holes on a boat in 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Kholes

Brooklyn venue Union Pool is bringing back their free 'Summer Thunder' IN 2011. The series consists of free shows in Union Pool's backyard with the El Diablo taco truck and new backyard bongo bar. All shows start at 4 PM. This lineup of this year's series is not fully announced yet, but so far features performances by K-Holes, Silk Flowers, Warm Ghost and many more. it's all listed below.

K-Holes, who headline the June 25th free show, also play Union Hall on July 14 with Gary War and Pop. 1280. Tickets are on sale now for that not-free show. If you're in Chicago, catch the band May 27th at BlackOut.

Silk Flowers, who play the August 27th free show, play the Irving Plaza show with Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore on June 2nd. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "free summer shows @ Union Pool in 2011 (K-Holes, Silk Flowers, Warm Ghost & more)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: K-Holes - Gutter (MP3)

K Holes

Brooklyn's swampy, skronky, spooky K-Holes launch an East Coast tour tomorrow (4/13), starting in Mobile, Alabama and working their way up the East Coast, culminating in two hometown shows next week: Wednesday, April 20 at Secret Project Robot with Knyfe Hyts and Xray Eyeballs, and then Saturday, April 23 at Glasslands where they share a bill with Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & the Clams and Grass Widow.

The Secret Project Robot show is the record release party for K-Holes' debut album (weird, as it came out early last month), which I would describe as kind of No Wave garage. Bleating sax, wailing vocals, general nightmare party vibes. You can download "Gutter" at the top of this post. There's a slightly NSFW video for their track "Creatures" below. Also below: all K-Holes tour dates.

Continue reading "K-Holes released an LP, touring (MP3, video, dates)"

Rain

Tombs @ the Studio in 2009 (more by Jason Jamal Nakleh)
Tombs

today in NYC
* H2O on a boat
* Robert Black @ The Stone
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub (early & late)
* Leon Russell @ Mexicali Live (NJ)
* Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio @ Jazz Standard
* Forest Fire, Oh Land, Normandy @ Glasslands
* Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog, Springs @ The Rock Shop
* Diddy, Rick Ross, Ciara & more @ Governors Island
* Hannibal Buress, King Sickabilly @ Knitting Factory
* Miya Masaoka, Mary Halvorson, Okkyung Lee @ The Stone
* Reid Paley Trio, Sam Chanse, Sugar Life @ Knitting Factory
* Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, Glomag, NO CARRIER @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Tombs, Radiation, Planks, Gods & Queens, Dawn @ Death By Audio
* Chromeo, The Suzan, Telephoned, Kid Sister @ Williamsburg Waterfront
* Metal Rouge, Sam Hamilton, Jane Austen, Greg Fox, Diablo @ Silent Barn
* Seaven Tears (Charlie Looker), Tartar Lamb (Toby Driver), Music of the American Avante-Garde (Bracken/Kidambi) @ Zebulon
* Religious To Damn, Fielded, Psychic Steel, Kevin Hufnagel @ Bruar Falls
* The Big Sleep, Fan-Tan, Sensual Harassment, Replicas, Michna (DJ Set) @ Cameo
* Mia Riddle, Pearl & The Beard, Madison Square Gardeners (Farm To Folk Fest) @ Union Pool (see below)
* New York Night Train's Ya Ya Yacht w/ DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin & DJ Ian Svenonius
* Saviours, Priestess, Ramming Speed, Antidote [NYHC 1983], Rorschach DJ's, Hamsoken, Gatekeeper, Cult of Youth, Naam, Titan, Natur, Snake Sustaine, Primitive Weapons, Cleen Teeth @ Santos Party House
* K Holes, Electric Tickle Machine, My Teenage Stride, Food Stamps, Weekends, Weed Hounds, Shark?, Lost Boy, The Runaway Suns, The Caterpillers (and much more) @ Don Pedro (see below)

A lot to do today for a rainy Sunday at the end of a slow week.

Individual tickets are on sale today for the 2010-2011 NY Philharmonic concert season.

To make sure they don't get shut down, tonight's sold out H2O show happening on a Rocks Off boat is going to be dry ("Our First Ever NO BOOZE CRUISE - Straight Edge on the Hudson!"), which is ironic since those that step outside will probably not be dry at all thanks to the H2O coming down from the sky.

Good thing there's going to be a Pool Party on August 29th. Otherwise they would have went out on a rainy note. If it doesn't get cancelled, Chromeo, The Suzan, Telephoned, and previously-known-as "Special Guest" Kid Sister play the free show at the Williamsburg Waterfront today.

Today is the day The Specials were supposed to play in the rain at Central Park Summerstage.

Though there are still free events, there are no more free concerts on Governors Island this summer, which means tonight's potentially-soggy Diddy fans paid for their tickets. Same situation for the Jonas Brothers fans at Jones Beach.

Two indoor options today include "Farm to Folk Fest" at Union Pool (3-8pm) and "My Endless Summer" at Don Pedro from 4pm to 4am. Flyers and more information for both below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

words & photos by Keith Marlowe

Black Lips

The Black Lips are a tough band. The first time I shot them was in 2004, and they're in as good, if not better, shape now then they were then. They've toured hard, constantly, for over seven years, playing every conceivable venue from derelict house parties to huge festivals. It takes strength, mental and physical, to hold up for that long on the road, many bands can't take it and fragment under the pressure. The Lips play shows that turn into near-riots, survive being crushed by the crowd, go out and party all night, and wake up and do it the next day. The boat show on Monday was no exception. Both the opening bands also seemed to know what was in store, and really laid it all on the line.

Brooklyn darlings the K-Holes opened the show before we were barely out of the dock, and gave the crowd a taste of the insanity that was to follow. I can't say enough nice things about them. Check them out for yourself. They raged, got paid, thought they were MC Hammer rich, and their singer ate all the profits.

Natural Child are from Nashville, Tennessee. They have a loose sound, are really fun and a good fit with the Black Lips. I talked to Seth (singer/guitar) to find out a bit more about them. "We started 15 months ago. Wes and Zack (other two dudes in the band) had eaten a bunch of pot brownies. They kept calling me, all day, telling me I had to be in a band with them. I finally told them I'd do it if they would practice five days a week and tour a lot, they said cool, and here we are." They're in the middle of a two week east coast tour right now and have a new 7" out called "Bang My Head."

The crowd was getting thick even before the Lips started playing. When their set began, there was about a five foot gap between the monitors and drums, where Ian, Cole and Jared were standing. By the end of the second song they had been pushed back into the drums. The bass amp Jared was borrowing had a beveled back and kept tipping over. I jumped behind it and jammed my foot into the space so he could keep playing and helped Joe reset the drums when he needed it. You know it's a good party when the drummer gets swarmed.

People in the front had both arms stretched up, clutching the upper deck in an attempt to keep from getting shoved into the band. As the show went on, the wall of people with their arms up got thicker and thicker. A couple people jumped from the upper lever, and things really got crazy. There was no way to hold out forever, and bodies began crashing over the band like ocean waves. After slamming into them, they tried to brace themselves against the amps and drums as the crowd kept pushing in. Jared was pushed farther and farther backward, until the only way he could keep singing was to turn the mic, face the drums and turn his back to the crowd. He had to constantly keep his foot on the mic stand leg to keep from getting hit in the face too hard. Between songs people kept crashing down on him. He muttered, "There isn't even any music. What the fuck......." The band couldn't always see each other, so they had to shout out what the next song was gonna be over the PA.

Near the end, some Justin Bieber looking idiot decided to grab the mic to sing along, disconnecting it and losing the cord underneath all the feet. He was to busy singing with his eyes closed to realize the mic was unplugged, so I found the cord and grabbed the mic from him. At this point, the stand was long gone, so for the last two songs I just held the mic for Jared. Not really the kind of show I wanted to shoot one-handed, but what're ya gonna do?

Black Lips

As I held it, bodies slammed into Jared's back, I could feel the impact of his teeth hitting the microphone, and he looked at me with this big smile. It was like he was in a tornado of people. A huge crush came in, and he was gone under a writhing pile of bodies. When he scrambled up, still playing, he got on top of the crowd and climbed up to the second level of the boat to finish the show.

I talked with him downstairs after their set. He told me they're recording a new album, and it's being done on the fly, like most of their other albums. "It's 60% done. We've been working on it whenever we get a chance. It'll be out next spring, and we're gonna do a big tour with Deerhunter." Other future plans include, "We're trying to play Iraq, we've got friends over there, so we're working on that. Hopefully that'll go smoother than our trip to Kurdistan, where we missed our flight because Joe forgot his wallet," he laughed. "We're gonna take a break from long tours and finish this record. One-off shows and stuff, but no long trips in the van til next year. It's the longest break we've had in over seven years." Some of their one-off dates in August are Austin on the 10th and the Hellow Festival in Monterray, Mexico on the 28th.

More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Black Lips, Natural Child & the K-Holes rocked a boat (pics) "

Chrome Cranks

"After last year's already legendary reunion shows, New York City's infamous garage/punk-blues/noise kings the Chrome Cranks are once again ready to roundly kick the world squarely in its soft, pathetic, and pain-deserving ass--this time with two more hotly anticipated performances: at the Cake Shop in New York on May 28 and the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on May 29.

2009's visceral and devastating shows in New York and Europe by the Chrome Cranks' best and best-known lineup--vocalist/guitarist Peter Aaron, guitarist William Weber, drummer Bob Bert, and bassist Jerry Teel--were a revelation for long-time fans as well as those who'd missed the band during its 1990s heyday. Indeed, many raved that the Cranks are better now than they were the first time around. Since the reunion the group has remained together, working on material for a new album that promises to be every bit as blistering--if not more--than the quartet's pivotal '90s releases."

The shows are tonight (5/28) at Cake Shop and Saturday at Knitting Factory. More details and a video below...

Continue reading "Chrome Cranks reunion continues -w/ 2 NYC shows (1 tonight)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - Away FRM U (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Golden Triangle - Neon Noose (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Morning Benders - Promises (MP3)

Oberhofer
Oberhofer

If you were like me, you spent last night at home puzzling over the LOST premiere (or maybe you went to the Bell House to watch it.) But maybe in an alternate universe I chose instead to go see Oberhofer at Pianos last night. And also in that alternate universe, everyone has health care and I own my own apartment and there is a jukebox in every high school cafeteria. I digress. Luckily for me in this world, Oberhofer are playing again this Friday (2/5) at The Studio @ Webster Hall with Radical Dads.

There's no shortage of bedroom rockers out there hawking their one-man-bands on MySpace, but Oberhofer definitely have something. While there is plenty of every home recording enthusiast's best friends, reverb and distortion, Oberhoffer is not Wavves-style scuzz. The most obvious comparison is probably The Dodos (clattery drums, glockenspiel, whistling), but I even hear a little Real Estate in there too on the track "Away FRM You" which you can download above. You can download a seven-song EP via his MySpace by giving up your email address. While the recordings are just Brad, he's put together an actual band which is what you'll The Studio @ Webster Hall on Friday.

Savoir Adore
Twin Sister

Savoir Adore will play Cake Shop the next three Thursdays. Their debut, In the Wooded Forrest, is loaded with great big pop songs and made my Favorite Albums of 2009 list and they are great live too, so if you've yet to check them out live don't wait any longer. The band has hand-picked the bands for their residency shows, and this Thursday (2/4) is especially good, featuring the very good and fun French Horn Rebellion who you might also see opening for Hot Chip this weekend. The two bands help each other out live (FHR's David Perlick-Molinari plays guitar in Savoir Adore; Savoir's singer Paul Hammer plays drums in FHR) so there should be a good party vibe going on.

Also on the bill are DJ/electronic artist Pocketknife and singer-songwriter Cameron Hull. If you'd like to go I've got a pair of tickets to give away. Just send an email with "Savoir Adore" as the subject to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM and a winner will be chosen at random.

Hot Chip's show with French Horn Rebellion happens Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It's sold out, but you can also catch Hot Chip one night earlier at Highline Ballroom with Free Energy. The MySpace Secret Show is free - first come, first served.

Twin Sister
Twin Sister

There's a lot going on this week. Also Thursday, at Studio @ Webster Hall is another Twin Sister show put on by blog Chocolate Bobka. (Seriously, McGregor puts on shows like some people put on pants [ie fairly often].) I finally got to see Twin Sister last Friday at Bruar Falls and I was pretty blown away by how good they are live. Last year's Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP (downloadable from their website), as good as it is, doesn't really give an accurate picture of what they now sound like. These days, they're combining '80s-back-to-jazz (Sade, Style Council) with more drony/Krautrock type stuff (Notwist, Stereolab). They were just fantastic live, and I haven't come away from a show that excited about a new band in some time. Totally impressed. Twin Sister have a bunch of shows coming up and I do suggest you check them out soon, as I think 2010 is gonna be big for them.

In addition to Twin Sister, the line-up includes Big Troubles -- who I like and have written about them before), as well as Run DMT, Pigeons, and Alice Cohen.

And a few more quick recommendations:

Miniboone have their record release party at Glasslands on Wednesday night (tonight, 2/3) with a few other worthy bands: Shark?, I'm Turning Into and Pet Ghost Project. $8.

The Soft Pack's debt album is out today, well worth buying, and they play a free all-ages show at Cake Shop on Friday (2/5). Doors are at Midnight. One of my favorite live bands of the last two years. if you miss the small venue show, they'll back back in March April to play Maxwell's, Mercury Lounge and Music Hall of Williamsburg (all just went on sale).

Montreal's We Are Wolves are in town this weekend, and play The Studio @ Webster Hall on Friday (2/5) and Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (2/6). The Saturday show is also the Hot Chip MHOW afterparty with a DJ set by the band.

Golden Triangle's debut for Hardly Art, titled Double Jointer, is out on March 3 and you can download an MP3 from it, "Neon Noose," at the top of this post. The band will be going on tour around that time as well (tour dates below) but play a one-off show this Saturday at Union Pool with the Cramps-y garage of K-Holes. This should be a fairy debauched good time.

Acrylics play twice this weekend: Friday night (2/4) at Brooklyn Bowl with Tanlines as part of BAM's "Sounds Like Brooklyn" Festival. Then they're on a kind of amazing bill the next night (2/5) at Glasslands that is officially the record release party for Class Actress' debut EP. Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor (who runs Terrible Records that both bands are on) DJs. The show also features Blood Orange (aka Dev of Lightspeed Champion) and The Morning Benders. That's a good show!

An MP3 from The Morning Benders' new album Big Echo (out March 9th on Rough Trade) is above. All of their March and April tour dates in support of the new record are below.

There's a new video for Acrylics' "Molly's Vertigo" after the jump as well, along with tour dates and flyers...

Continue reading "Oberhofer, Twin Sister, Savoir Adore, Golden Triangle, Acrylics, Morning Benders & more in This Week in Indie"

Monster Island

Saturday September 5th @ MONSTER ISLAND | MONSTER ISLAND BLOCK PARTY 2009

| Golden Triangle
|| K-Holes
||| Knyfe Hyts 81
|||| Cult of Youth
||||| Oneida Jah Division Ensemble
|||||| Georgiana Starlington
||||||| X-Ray Eye Balls
|||||||| DubbKnowDubb
||||||||| Trilateral Commission
|||||||||| Buckets of Blood
||||||||||| Bezoar
|||||||||||| Psychothriller

|| dj Hairwaves
|| 2 ART OPENINGS OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS ALL DAY BBQ

Oneida is playing the block party as/with Onieda Jah Division Ensemble. Jah Division is a dub/reggae Joy Division cover band that has released an EP on Social Registry, who even when not in "Ensemble" format, share drummer Kid Millions with Oneida. Next weekend, Oneida visit ATP NY, where their Oneida present The Ocropolis is set to run all day Sunday.

Another of the mysterious bands on the bill is Knyfe Hyts 81. The band tweeted that "KNYFE HYTS 81: ZARG and SHHA (Knyfe Hyts, Ex Models) + LUUUK BRODY (Yeasayer, Ex Models)....Think Blade Runner!".

UPDATE:
The final lineup for this is in the comments...

More info on Monster Island, and live clips of Oneida playing Dublin this August, are posted below...

Continue reading "Monster Island Block Party this Saturday in Brooklyn"

Glasslands Gallery

Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, now with full liquor license, hosts New York Night Train's Terror Fest and BBQ this Saturday, September 20th....

Continue reading "Glasslands gets full liquor license, Terror Fest on Saturday"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Onedia - Preteen Weaponry (edit) (MP3)

Oneida

Williamsburg's Monster Island arts center, home of Secret Project Robot, is throwing its 3rd annual Monster Island Arts and Music Festival Block Party Saturday, Sept 6 from 2pm-10pm.

The not-for-profit on the corner of Kent Ave and Metropolitan claims to be "the only block in this section of Brooklyn that has not been rezoned for high-rise condominiums."

Bands playing the free show include Oneida, Golden Triangle, Ex Models, Red Dawn II, The Trilateral Commission, K-Holes, The Gimme Five, 2 surprise bands booked by building mate and NYC phenomenon Todd P. Cassie, Katy, & Ali and Psychothriller.

Psych-rockers Oneida, recently back from a tour in support of "Preteen Weaponry" (the first part in the "Thank Your Parents" triptych the band is releasing on Jagjaguwar/Brah), and also playing the free Seaport Music show this Friday, will be recording a new single for Social Registry during the show ("Limited to 35 tickets - first come first serve").

The East Village Radio Festival at South Street Festival is the same day. Full line-up of Monster Island events, and some tour dates, below:

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King Khan
King Khan

According to this message board...

K-Holes are a new local collection of Atlanta expats featuring current and former members of Black Lips, Wet Dreams, Golden Triangle, and McNasty himself (who ain't actually from Atlanta but married into it)!
It looks like the K-Holes show at Glasslands last night was a good time. More of Leia Jospe's photos from yesterday's King Khan show at McCarren Pool HERE.