Entries tagged with: KNTRLR
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Los Angeles trio LA Font are heading towards the Atlantic this weekend for their first East Coast tour. Just in time is the video for their song "Onshore," from their debut album. Directed by Hank Friedmann, the clip takes an apocalyptic/literal approach to the phrase "loose lips sink ships." It makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.
LA Font's tour hits NYC for two shows: Baby's All Right on Sunday (8/24) with Swimming and Radical Dads (tickets) and then Cake Shop on Monday (8/25) with Water, Ravens & Chimes and KNTRLR. All dates are listed, plus the new video, below...
photos by Ebru Yildiz
The Big Sleep @ DbA, 2/22/2014
Eleven years and going, NYC indie vets The Big Sleep remain a live force. The band have a new album on the way soon -- their last was in 2012 -- and folks got a preview on Saturday (2/22) at Death by Audio, along with old favorites and the band's signature stark lighting.
The show was also a record release party for LA shoegazers Nightmare Air, whose new album High on the Lasers just came out. Guitarist and co-leader Dave Dupuis spent many years as part of Film School and Nightmare Air's sound isn't too far from that, though decidedly more rock. You can stream a track below.
The DbA show also featured Big Sleep pals KNTRLR, and Sun Club. Pictures from the whole night in this post. More below...
Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/8/12 (more by Erik Erikson)
The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.The Brooklyn music-centric Aputumpu Festival (started by the video blog of the same name) is back and the three-day fest happens at five venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, beginning tonight (3/28) at Cameo for a night of indie electronics, featuring live sets from Dickpic, Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, Stranger Cat, St Lenox and Brother Tiger, with a DJ set by Chrome Canyon.
For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.
Friday (3/29) is the big night for Aputumpu with a folk/world show at Joe's Pub with Azania, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfege and more; Computer Magic, Friend Roulette and more at Studio at Webster Hall; and both stages at Public Assembly, with EDM in the front (Rubber Ross, iBeat, more), and punk in the back room (KNTRLR, Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, more).
The festival closes out on Saturday (3/30) at Ran Tea House, with Eula, Speedy Ortiz, Bambara and more.
Aputumpu Festival passes are $30 and tickets to individual shows are $10. Passes and tickest to Cameo, Public Assembly and Ran Tea House can be purchased here, Joe's Pub tickets are here and Studio @ Webster Hall here.
Festival flyer and full line-ups for all Aputumpu shows below...
Roomrunner at Mercury Lounge in September (more by Tracy Allison)
Baltimore grunge bearers Roomrunner have two solid EPs under their belt -- 2011's self titled EP and 2012's Super Vague EP -- and they're in the process of recording their debut full length. No word on when that will come out, but presumably some time in 2013. The band are playing a few shows this January, including one in Brooklyn on January 18 at Shea Stadium with Bambara, Advaeta (who recently announced a show with with Hilly Eye and Sleepies), and Young Adults. Most of the dates on that run are with Northampton's Speedy Ortiz (who recently played NYC with Thurston Moore) but they're not on the NYC date.
Speaking of Shea Stadium and the Baltimore scene, Dope Body will be playing a show at the Brooklyn venue on December 28 with PC Worship, Osekre & the Lucky Bastards, Kntrlr, and Beach Cops.
That's one day before another Baltimore band, Ed Schrader's Music Beat (who topped Dan Deacon's Best LPs of 2012 list) plays Shea (12/29) with AMi DAng, Eola, and Psychobuildings. Ed Schrader's Music Beat also plays a Brooklyn show on January 26 at Death by Audio with Bambara and more TBA.
Streams/videos and lists of dates for all three bands below...
The show, it also ends up, is a record release party for a 7" split that you'll be able to get at the show FOR FREE if you if bought an advanced ticket (first come, first serve with a limited quantity). That's the record pictured above, and you can listen to it now (all 2 songs), with the contest info below...
NYC trio The Big Sleep, who are continuing to tour behind their recently released Nature Experiments LP, recently kicked off a tour supporting Maps & Atlases on their tour. The Big Sleep hooked up with M&A in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall this past Monday (5/21) (how was that?) and will continue to tour with them through mid/late June. After that tour wraps up, The Big Sleep will play another hometown show at Mercury Lounge on June 30 with KNTRLR. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (5/25) at noon.
A list of all dates and the video for "Valentine"are below.