Entries tagged with: Kevin Saunderson
photo: Sleater-Kinney in Chicago earlier this month (more by James Richards IV)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Sleater-Kinney, Lizzo @ Terminal 5
Sleater-Kinney aren't on some nostalgia reunion -- they're picking up right where they left off with a killer new record and this is tour is as much about that as it is about old favorites. Tonight's the first of two T5 shows. Both are sold out.
This Will Destroy You, Christopher Tignor, So Hideous @ Saint Vitus
Epic post-rockers This Will Destroy You kick off their BrooklynVegan-presented 2-night stand at Saint Vitus tonight. Different openers both tonights, tonight being TWDY collaborator Christopher Tignor and local atmospheric metal band So Hideous. Both nights are sold out.
Swans, Xylouris White @ Bowery Ballroom
Swans returned five years and three records ago, and nothing's been slowing down this late-career creative burst. The albums are some of their best yet, and the live shows are unstoppable. Tonight's show is understandably sold out.
Seoul, Calvin Love @ Baby's All Right
Montreal's Seoul make featherlight pop that is laid-back but engaging, owing to much to the hushed cool of '80s groups like The Dream Academy and The Blue Nile. Tonight's show is with fellow Canadian Calvin Love.
The Soul Rebels, Pharoahe Monch, Afrika Bambaataa @ Brooklyn Bowl
Eight-piece New Orleans based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels are playing three nights at Brooklyn Bowl and tonight's special guests are conscious rapper Pharoahe Monch and hip hop / electro legend Afrika Bambaataa.
Solids, Cutters, Center, Wather Underground @ Cake Shop
Montreal's Solids make two-piece fuzz rock not unlike their Canadian neighbors Japandroids. Tonight's their second NYC show this week.
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake, The So So Glos @ Mercury Lounge
The great John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, etc) has teamed up with hard-hitting garage rock trio The Blind Shake to pay tribute to classic surf rock instrumentals on a new collaborative album, Modern Surf Classics.
Bang On A Can @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight Bang on a Can debut new works by premieres of new works by Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) & Ben Frost.
Figs Vision, Holy Komodo, Talibam! @ Baby's All Right
Foxygen auxiliary members Nina Joly and Justin Nijssen have their own band, Holy Komodo who make funky, soft rock synthpop. Check out their new EP below.
MK, Kevin Saunderson, Justin Miller, Nadastrom @ Output
'90s house vet MK and Detroit techno originator Kevin Saunderson headline Output's weekly INPUT party in the main room, while Nadastram (who just dropped a new album on Friends of Friends) will be in the Panther Room.
Sweater Beats, Kastle, Vindata @ Verboten
An equally good dance party to the one at Output goes down at the nearby Verboten tonight with Sweater Beats, Kastle and Vindata.
PC Worship, Turn To Crime, Beech Creeps, Happy You @ Shea Stadium
Detroit's Turn to Crime make soulful garage rock that at times has a warm lived-in quality but also has its scratchy paranoid moments as well. Such are the times. Tonight's show is solid all-around.
Shovels and Rope @ Lincoln Center
Johns Island, SC duo Shovels and Rope play this installment of the American Songbook series, which takes place in the gorgeous Appel Room (with its killer view of Columbus Circle).
The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote, The Scandals @ Webster Hall
The Gaslight Anthem's last two albums sound built for the arenas they're probably just about big enough to play, but luckily for now they're still choosing smaller rooms like tonight's Webster Hall show. On Saturday they'll be at the slightly larger Terminal 5. Both sold out.
Everything Ever, Doe, Blithedale Romance, Eli Whitney and The Sound Machine @ Court Tavern
UK trio Doe pull from '90s indie rock and emo influences. With a new compliation out on Old Flame, the band are over for a bunch of NYC-area shows, this being the only in NJ.
Eartheater, Extreme Animals, Haribo, Highlife @ Secret Project Robot
Eartheater is the solo project of Guardian Alien singer Alexandra Drewchin, which gives her the opportunity to make outsider pop.
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Detroit's annual electronic music festival Movement returns this year from May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend). The phase one lineup was announced and it includes Snoop Dogg under the name DJ Snoopadelic, Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Dog Blood (aka Boys Noize and Skrillex), Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Danny Brown, Ben UFO, Clark, Fort Romeau, Nina Kraviz, People Under the Stairs, Rone, Shigeto and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full phase one lineup below...
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.
Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.
Full 2014 schedule below...
Austra at Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Austra are releasing their sophomore album, Olympia, on June 18 via Domino/Paper Bag, and will be touring in support of it over the next few months. That tour hits NYC for a show on June 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mozart's Sister (sold out) and a BrooklynVegan-presented show on September 22 at Webster Hall (tickets).
The Webster Hall show and many of their other August/September shows are with fellow Canadians DIANA, who just signed to Jagjaguwar in the US and Paper Bag in Canada. Their debut LP, Perpetual Surrender will come out on August 20 and you can watch the video for its single, "Born Again," below.
Regarding Austra's upcoming album, in a recent interview with Stereogum, singer Katie Stelmanis talked about the differences recording this one with her band, as opposed to entirely solo like Austra's debut:
Yeah, it's something that I was kind of craving. I feel like when you hear a solo record from someone you can kind of always tell that it's a solo record. Like, if literally one person did everything on the record it's like you're following their train of thought. Everything is predictable and fits into this certain box. It's one person's idea, and I was very aware of that, and I wanted to create something that's a little more dynamic. And so doing that I wanted to bring in more ideas and bring in other people and it made it more interesting for me because I was able to bounce ideas off of other people and just co-writing with people was pretty new and fun.The album's single "Home" is being released this summer with remixes from NYC producer Ital and Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson.
Stream both of those remixes, along with the list of all tour dates, below...
Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.
Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.
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In the wake of the always fun, yet draining CMJ Music Marathon, two adages came to to mind: no rest for the weary and part of the weekend never dies. Like a dance-intensive extension of CMJ, last week in dance featured many acts from across the globe, though ultimately (at least from where I was standing) the French owned the dancefloor.
Strangely enough, my week in dance began, not in a club, but rather at the IFC. Thursday night I was fortunate enough to catch an intimate screening of "A Cross The Universe", the documentary by Romain Gavras, So Me, and Justice. I have to admit, I had a few preconceived notions going into this screening. I really didn't think I was going to like it based on the (NSFW) trailer. Images of kids going bananas, some more asininely than others, brought back entirely too many bad memories of the crowd that surrounded me at Justice's shows last fall at Terminal 5. I'm all for going crazy and having a good time, but there are enough people acting like assholes without a documentary glorifying them.
I don't want to spoil it, but after some initial footage of throngs of crazy Justice fans, it became apparent that this wasn't going to be the typical show-to-show tour documentary. Instead I found my preconceptions of a 90 minute long fan-film, crushed, and replaced with a shocking, behind the scenes look at Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Auge's adventures, mischief, and misadventures. Romain Gavras paints an unexpected and hilarious portrait of the pair, matching them with an equally amusing array of supporting characters from tour personnel to friends on the road, who dare I say, ocassionally steal the show away from French duo.
The film plays at times like a comedy more than anything: It's the Xavier and Gaspard show, only there's no acting and no routine. It's not so much that what is happening is funny (ok, in many cases it is), but rather Xavier and Gaspard being completely deadpan as event after hilarious event transpires. Initially funny situations and predicaments are transformed into laugh riots as Xavier barely responds, directing frustrated eyerolls and looks toward Gaspard. As amusing as I found this film, I thought it succeeded in giving the audience a very real image of what life is like on the road with the French electronic act as they experience their sudden rise to fame. However, as I left the theater there were ultimately two things I could not stop thinking:
1. Wow. That was f-ing hilarious and
easily better than any comedies I've seen this year.
2. I really can't wait to see Justice again!
Luckily I didn't have to wait long at all....