Entries tagged with: KMFDM
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Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall - 2/14/14
Industrial/EBM vets Skinny Puppy are still going strong, having recently released their 12th album, Weapon. They're also keeping the high energy of their infamous live shows intact, as they just proved when they brought their tour to NYC's Webster Hall on Friday (2/14). The Canadian band played a good deal of the new LP, but left room for classics too, filling more than half the set with their '80s material. The stage, meanwhile, was filled with a typically theatrical stage set full of made-to-shock props, not to mention the band's signature projections (and fog and strobes). The show was sold-out and the packed house was very into it, pushing towards the barrier, making for hot, sweaty madness. Perspiration wasn't the only thing covering the crowd, though. Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre drenched the audience in his "blood" and other luminescent liquids. The crowd wouldn't have it any other way. That's a Valentine's Day to remember.
Solid openers too: Army of the Universe played, joined by Andy Selway of KMFDM on drums, and the night started with NYC's Cult of Youth, whose dark folk/post rock blend keeps getting better and better. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.
They continue, along with Skinny Puppy's setlist, below...
Wax Trax! Records began its life as an independent record store in Denver which, in 1978, relocated to Chicago where it soon found itself at ground zero for the city's postpunk scene. In 1980 Wax Trax! started a label that became synonymous with industrial music, releasing records by Ministry, Front 242, Coil, Revolting Cocks, Foetus, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult and lots more. The label got bought out by TVT Records in 1992, and owner Jim Nash died of AIDS-related complications three years later, but the label's music and legacy live on.
A new documentary featuring rare archival footage as well as new interviews with Paul Barker (Ministry, RevCo), Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo), Richard 23 and Patrick Codenys of Front 242, En Esch of KMFDM, Jello Biafra and more. No word on a release date yet, but you can watch the trailer (via Slicing Up Eyeballs) below...
We're not exactly sure what he'll be doing but Fred Armisen is playing Bowery Ballroom on February 19. Tickets are on sale today at noon.
The Joy Formidable play two shows in NYC: April 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 18 at Webster Hall. Tickets to both shows go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Spacehog play a late show at Mercury Lounge on February 26. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Lemonade play Cameo on Valentines Day (2/14) and tickets to that show are on sale now.
Little Green Cars play Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 26. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Though the lineup won't be announced for a while, 'Early Bird' and 'Three Day' passes for the 2013 Newport Folk Festival are already sold out. It's not too late to get a 'Two Day' or 'Single Day' ticket though.
Graham Parker & the Rumour play Gramercy Theatre on April 14. Tickets are on sale now.
Industrial legends KMFDM play Irving Plaza on March 21. Tickets are on sale now.
KMFDM are currently on tour celebrating WTF?!, their seventeenth album out now and available via their webstore. The band hits NYC at Irving Plaza on August 19th with Human Factors Lab and Army Of the Universe. Tickets are still available. All dates are listed below. KMFDM's current lineup is Sascha Konietzko, William Wilson, Lucia Cifarelli (vocals, keyboards), Jules Hodgson (guitars), Andy Selway (drums) and Steve White (guitars).
If you can't make it to Irving, then you'll be able to listen to the show afterwards anyway.... by downloading a copy of the live set via the band's webstore in the days following the show.
All tour dates and a couple of videos, including the band's latest video entitled "Krank", is below.
photos by Paul Birman, words by Black Bubblegum
Twenty-five years, almost as many albums and an ever-changing band of misfits follow Sascha Konietzko, frontman and the only original member of KMFDM, around this year on the band's world tour. The Philly crowd at the TLA was a mixture of 80's metal heads who have been around since the beginning, Hot Topic goth kids and mosh-pit junkies. Not many were standing yet as opening group Angelspit started its set, but the crowd quickly filled just before KMFDM hit the stage. Lucia Cifarelli and Konietzko (half the time with a cigarette in his mouth) were front and center pushing buttons and turning knobs, generating KMFDM's signature 'ultra heavy beats,' joined by guitarists Jules Hodgson and Steve White and drummer Andy Selway. No time was wasted on talking, and they started right into the music, which was a good combination of old and new songs plucked from their vast play list....Twenty-five years and still running strong with no signs of slowing down is what makes KMFDM one of the greatest heavy-hitting bands of all time.- [Magnet]That was a review of KMFDM's Philly show. The pictures in this post are from the 9/25 NYC show at Gramercy Theatre. The industrial band's appearance was part of an ongoing tour for the pair to celebrate KMFDM's 25th anniversary, and is billed as "Kein Mitlied World Tour 2009: 25 Years of the Ultra-Heavy Beat".
Another industrial heavyweight, Nitzer Ebb, has reformed and is heading back to the states for a "The Industrial Complex" tour which includes Gramercy on 12/4. Tickets are on sale. The band has a song on the new Saw VI soundtrack and are working on their first LP in 14 years.
Full KMFDM/Angelspit and Nitzer Ebb tour dates, KMFDM pics and a video from the show are below...
Marc Maron & Janeane Garofalo are performing at Union Hall in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 30th. Tickets are on sale.
KMFDM are playing the Gramercy Theater on on September 25th. Tickets are on sale.
Lords of Acid were supposed to play Irving Plaza on July 10th, but it has been postponed.
Snow Patrol are playing two nights at the Beacon Theater in NYC in September. Tickets are on sale.
The Spinto Band are playing Mercury Lounge on July 17th. Tickets are on sale.
Tracy Chapman is playing Hammerstein Ballroom on August 7th. Tickets are on sale.
Toby from Youth Group is playing five shows at the Living Room in July. Tickets are on sale.