Entries tagged with: Kestrels
by Andrew Sacher
Halifax shoegazers Kestrels will release the followup to 2012's A Ghost History LP with their new The Moon Is Shining Out Way EP on July 1 via Sonic Unyon Records. The new EP was recorded by Alex Bonenfant who's helmed recent records for fellow Canadian bands METZ and Crystal Castles, and it's the kind of driving shoegaze with MBV guitars and reverb vocals, but a hard hitting rhythm section too. A full stream of the EP premieres in this post and can be listened to below.
The band are also going on a tour with two quality Brooklyn punk bands, Worriers and Adult Dude. That tour hits NYC twice, first on July 12 at Shea Stadium with White Rope and then without Worriers on July 17 at Cake Shop with Wild White. (A Cake Shop show for 7/11 with Worriers, Kestrels, and Adult Dude was previously announced but is no longer happening.)
All dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...
The Brooklyn Zine Fest is a space for creative, independent, talented voices from New York City and beyond to connect with an engaged audience. Our exhibitors create all kinds of zines to showcase their writing, illustration, photography, interviews, cooking, and any & everything else they'd like to share with the world.Brooklyn Zine Fest returns this year from 11am to 6pm on Saturday (4/26) & Sunday (4/27) at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights). Each day has 75 different exhibitors, plus panels in the Othmer Library on the second floor of BHS. Saturday has a panel on Queer & Trans* Zinesters at 4:30pm, and Sunday has one on Zine Libraries, Archives, and Collectives at 1pm, and another on Anonymity in Zine Making at 3pm. Full list of exhibitors and BZF flyer below.
BZF also has lead-in events tonight (4/24) & Friday (4/25). The schedule for those looks like this:
Thursday, April 24th at 7pm / FREE, All Ages:
Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage
Featuring four Brooklyn Zine Fest exhibitors, this panel will discuss questions like, How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? and, What is the role of zines, DIY and self-publishing within marginalized communities?
Friday, April 25th at 8pm / $8, All Ages (with beer for sale to 21+):
Brooklyn Brain Frame 2
Chicago's hugely successful performative comics event returns to Brooklyn, with host Lyra Hill curating a lineup of comics artists, writers, and musicians to perform live versions of their audio and visual work. Featuring several zine fest exhibitors and other New York artists, this show promises wild visuals, some amateur rapping, and live musical accompaniment.
One of the items that will be on sale Saturday at Brooklyn Zine Fest is How Do You Like What You Have, the new book of artwork by Lauren Denitzio, formerly of The Measure [sa] and currently of Worriers, which Don Giovanni is releasing. You can pick it up on Saturday at feminist collective For the Birds' table.
Lauren is also throwing a release party in Brooklyn on Sunday (4/27 at Lulu's which her band Worriers is playing, along with their labelmates Shellshag, and local pop punks Chumped. That show starts at 8 PM, is FREE, and will also have copies of Lauren's new book available. Show flyer below.
Speaking of zines and indie/punk bands, Swearin' and Radiator Hospital play The Miscreant's 50th issue party at Silent Barn on May 3.
Watch a video of Worriers at Suburbia, with the list of Brooklyn Zine Fest exhibitors and flyers, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Nova Scotians Kestrels have released a new video for "Drowning Girl" which is from last year's LP A Ghost History, out now via shoegaze-centric label, Sonic Unyon. Check out said video, which features a lot of people in primal scream mode, below. The song, shrouded in darkness and drenched in reverb, might fit nicely on early LPs by The Walkmen if only Paul Maroon's guitars weren't so bright and cutting.
Kestrels recently completed a round of dates toward SXSW and are currently prepping to campaign through their native Canada. Check out all tour dates and that video below.
by Bill Pearis
The seventh annual M for Montreal festival happens next week (November 14 - 17) in its namesake Canadian city. Previous years, M4M has featured mainly Montreal (and other parts of Canada) artists, being showcased to a group of "international delgates" (talent buyers, journalists, music supervisors, tour agenents and other industry types) in a tightly controlled set of shows, this year's fest expands its scope with nearly 100 performer at 16 venues, giving it more of an actual festival feel than an industry conference that has music showcases the public could by tickets to.
The line-up is much more global this year as well, with musicians from France, Iceland and, for the first time, the United States playing alongside bands from all over Canada. Artists playing the 2012 edition include Death Grips, Of Monsters and Men, Mac DeMarco, Suuns, Mykki Blanco, Sun Airway, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cadence Weapon, Memoryhouse, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Bleeding Rainbow and Blue Hawaii. Full list of performers is below and daily schedule is here and advance tickets to shows and panel discussions are available.
If you want a taste of Montreal this week in NYC, beyond the snow we're currently experiencing, Montreal rapper Cadence Weapon plays Glasslands on Friday (11/9) with Fat Tony. Tickets are still available. Cadence Weapon tour dates are listed below.