Entries tagged with: Kimbra
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Tame Impala / Action Bronson / AC-DC / Azealia Banks / giant catepillar
Scheduled to take the main stage on Friday night immediately before AC/DC, Australian psych-rock outfit Tame Impala were given a festival opportunity that a lot of other bands would kill for. Kevin Parker and co. didn't waste it: unfurling an hour of knee-buckling rock tunes and trippy visuals, Tame Impala made a lot of other guitar-based bands at Coachella look unpolished by comparison. Lonerism gems like "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" soared, but it was the new eight-minute jam "Let It Happen" that caused the most flower crowns in the audience to bop up and down. From the sound of their newest tunes, Tame Impala keep getting better -- as a studio act and also as a legitimate festival draw. - [Billboard]Weekend one of Coachella 2015 is in the books, and they're getting ready to do it all again this weekend. Friday's kickoff (4/10) featured a wide variety of acts, including rock greats and headliners AC/DC, plus Tame Impala, Action Bronson, The War on Drugs Lykke Li, Azealia Banks, Sylvan Esso, a self-described "slammin'" set from Steely Dan, reformed shogazers Ride, Ohio indie rockers Cloud Nothings, the US live debut of Todd Terje & the Olsens, and much more. Pictures from all of those acts (except Todd, who we missed) and more are in this post.
Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.
Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kimbra at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Over the summer, Kimbra announced a tour with Empress Of which hits NYC on November 6 at Bowery Ballroom. That show unsurprisingly sold out almost immediately, and the pair have now added a second NYC date happening a few days earlier at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 3. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday (9/19) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.
Kimbra will also be in NYC before that tour kicks off for a "special collaboration set" with local jazz band Kneebody at Le Poisson Rouge on September 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now too.
Opening the LPR show is NYC's Tiny Hazard. They're planning to release their debut album next year, but ahead of that they have a one-off single, "Silhouette," which premieres in this post. It's a kind of eccentric art pop that fans of St. Vincent, My Brightest Diamond or early Regina Spektor may dig. You can hear it for yourself below.
Kimbra at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Kimbra quickly escalated from only being known (in the US) as the other singer on that Gotye song to someone who could headline some pretty large rooms. She's now set to release her first album since that newfound success, The Golden Echo, on August 19 via Warner Brothers. The album was produced by Rich Costey (The Shins, TV on the Radio) and features contributions from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and others. It's already spawned four diverse singles, which you can listen to below.
Kimbra will support the new record on a tour with NYC art pop singer Empress Of that hits Empress Of's hometown on November 6 at Bowery Ballroom, a smaller place than Kimbra's last headlining show here. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon.
All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Photographer Ryan Muir is the latest of our uber-talented contributors to drop off his favorite photos that he took in 2012, leaving us with shots of Guns n Roses, The Hives, Purity Ring and much more.
His set of favorite contributions joins fellow photographers Caroline Harrison, Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako, Jessica Amaya, Fred Pessaro // BBG, and Chris La Putt.
Check out the rest of Ryan's favorite pictures below.
Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...
Die! Die! Die!
Like in past years, New Zealand is being represented at CMJ with a kickoff party at Le Poisson Rouge on October 16. The lineup includes Six60, Die! Die! Die!, Ghost Wave, Popstrangers, Lawrence Arabia and Tom Lark. That show is totally free to the public and will stream live at LPR's Concert Window beginning at 6 PM but you do need to RSVP (just email: Pamela@themusebox.net).
Noise punks Die! Die! Die!, who have recorded for a number of labels incuding Flying Nun, also play Death by Audio on October 17 with Roomrunner and a secret guest (not an official CMJ show). More CMJ shows for them will be announced soon. Their new album, Harmony, is due out November 9 via Golden Antenna. You can stream it in its entirety below.
Ghost Wave have a few other CMJ shows, including SESAC showcase at Cake Shop on October 17 with ZZZ's, Hussle Club, I.R.O.K., Punks on Mars, Pyschobuildings, Half Undressed, Communist Daughter, and Blessed Feathers (free); and the Flowerbooking showcase at Knitting Factory on October 19 with Unicorn Kid, Ki Theory, Devin, Talk Normal, and CIties Aviv.
In other New Zealand artists playing CMJ news, as mentioned, Gotye collaborator Kimbra plays Webster Hall on October 19 and 20 with The Stepkids. Both shows are sold out, some CMJ badges will be accepted on at the 10/19 show.
Former Mint Chick Kody Nielson's (whose brother Ruban fronts Unknown Mortal Orchestra) project, Opossom has a few CMJ shows scheduled too. He'll play the Team Cleremont showcase at Union Pool on October 17 with Twin Tigers, Fantasmas, Grape Soda, and Koko Beware; the Wild Honey Pie showcase at Matchless on October 18 with Body Language, Devin, Donora, Echo Friendly, and Night Panther; the Windish showcase at Pianos on October 18 with Flume, American Royalty, Labyrinth Ear, The Luyas, Ape School, Duologue, and Moon King; and the Bowery Presents day party at Pianos on October 20 with The Orwells, Foxygen, Born Ruffians, Little Green Cars, Ava Luna, J. Thoven, San Cisco, Sky Ferreira, Murals, Zulu Pearls, and Blessed Feathers.
After CMJ, Opossom will be sticking around for more shows in NYC including the previousyl discussed show at Pianos (10/24) with Big Scary and Time Travelers and another at Cameo Gallery (10/26). Tickets for the Piano show and the Cameo show are available.
Some song stream and a video are below.
wet fans watching the Shins (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The sold out 2012 ACL Festival happens October 12-14 in Austin and on YouTube (where you'll find the stream schedule if you scroll down - Jack White, Delta Spirit, A-Trak, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Metric, Rufus Wainwright, Alt-J, Garcy Clark Jr., Polica, Kimbra, Steve Earle, The Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the The Shins included).
If you actually will be there in person, you can also catch many of the bands at one of the many official late night shows (including the Shins)
And, speaking of the Shins, they played Conan O'Brien last night. Watch both songs below...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
Kimbra at Webster Hall in March (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned, Kimbra will be going on a headlining tour which brings her to NYC for a show on October 20 at Webster Hall. Though Kimbra's last headlining show in NYC was at Mercury Lounge, she's clearly moving up in the world because that show went on sale today at noon and sold out almost immediately. Did you get tickets? If not, you'll have another chance today at 3 PM when tickets go on sale for her just-added October 19 show at the same venue. Both shows are with The Stepkids
Kimbra is currently on tour with Foster the Peepee. Updated dates below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Kimbra at Webster Hall - 3/27/12
Australian artist Kimbra, best known in America for singing on Goe's single that just keeps going "Somebody That I Used to Know," is definitely becoming known for her own music now too. She's currently on tour with Foster the People and Tokyo Police Club, which hits Summerstage tonight in NYC, and has just announced a headlining fall tour that will hit Webster Hall on October 20 with openers The Stepkids. Tickets go on sale Friday June 15 at noon with an Amex presale beginning Wed (6/13) at noon. All listed tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
If you haven't checked out Kimbra's album, Vows, from last year, it's streaming below. We've also got a belated set of pics of Kimbra when she opened for Gotye at Webster Hall in March.
While we're in the general Gotye-verse, fellow Aussie Missy Higgins will open for Gotye on his fall tour, including Radio City Music Hall on September 25 (tickets). Before that, Missy will play Le Poisson Rouge on July 17 and tickets for that show are on sale now. The LPR show is a record release party for her new album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, which will be released in the U.S. same day as that show. She veers a little more pop than Kimbra as you can hear if you stream a few songs from the album at the bottom of this post. We've also got the video for album standout "Unashamed Desire" below as well.
The Radio City show is also with another Australian artist, Jonti whose sample-heavy music is definitely worth checking out. You can stream both last year's Twirligig and this year's demo collection Sine & Moon (both released on Stone's Throw) below.
Lists of all dates, videos, streams, and more pics from Webster Hall below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Gotye / Kimbra @ Webster Hall - 3/27/2012
New huge stars from Down Under, Gotye & Kimbra brought their sold out tour to Webster Hall in NYC last night (3/27), two nights after they did it at the bigger Terminal 5, and one night after Kimbra played her own small show at Mercury Lounge. Here are some pictures from the Webster show.
The tour, which is currently on its way north towards Canada, will continue west towards Coachella where Gotye will play the two-weekend festival on both April 15 & 22. Right before that, he'll head back to NYC (maybe with Kimbra) to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, April 14th (Josh Brolin is the host). But west coasters take note:
This special TV appearance has caused two changes to the original tour dates. Firstly, the show at The Independent in San Francisco, CA on April 12 has been moved to a bigger venue and rescheduled. You can now see Gotye at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, April 18. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. The general public can buy tickets on Friday, March 30. Please note that Kimbra will now not be performing at this show due to pre-existing European commitments however joining Gotye as special guest for this date will be fellow Australian singer/songwriter, Missy Higgins.Updated tour dates and more pictures from the Webster Hall show, below...
Also Gotye's show at The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on April 11 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 9. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. Kimbra will still appear at this show. Full refunds will be available for those unable to attend the rescheduled shows.
Last but not least, one extra show has just been added to Gotye's North American tour. On April 19, he will perform in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre - L.A Live. Missy Higgins will be special guest on this date - previewing material from a new album she's planning to release over summer. Tickets for this L.A. show will go onsale to the general public on Friday, March 30.
photos by Chris La Putt
Kimbra @ Mercury Lounge
Like Rostam, Best Coast & Kid Cudi did in 2010, and more recently Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000, Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak have teamed up, on Converse's tab, to create a new song as part of the shoe company's "3 Artists 1 Song" program. Says a press release:
"I had such a good time diving into the creative process working with two incredible artists to create a sound that is uniquely our own," said Mark Foster of Foster The People. "This project has given me a new found appreciation for the power of collaboration which is something that Converse really understands."The song and video won't be available on Converse's website until April 5th, so we don't know how perfect that pop really is yet, but you can watch the video for the Gorillaz/LCD/Outkast collaboration below.
"Warrior" is a new genre-bending collaboration that weaves together Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak's individual musical styles to create 4 minutes of pop perfection. Recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn, NY and remotely while on tour, "Warrior" blends the best parts of each artist's contributions and personalities for the latest Converse Three Artists. One Song collaboration.
Last night (3/26), one night after she played with Gotye at Terminal 5, and one night before she plays with Gotye at Webster Hall (tonight), as part of a tour that continues to Coachella, the just-turned-22-today (the crowd sang her Happy Birthday) New Zealander Kimbra headlined her own early show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. An excited 'According 2 G' was there, and says, "She's going to be HUGE!.... One of the songs she performed tonight was 'Plain Gold Ring,' a Nina Simone cover and this girl can SANG, as they say. Wow! She blew the roof off Mercury Lounge and the crowd erupted in screams when the song was finished." Here are some pictures and a video from the small NYC show. More below...
DOWNLOAD: Field Mouse - "Happy" (MP3)
Field Mouse at Glasslands last month (more by Devan Council)
Gotye collaborator Kimbra, who appears on "Somebody That I Used to Know" and is touring with him just scheduled her own NYC show happening on March 26 at Mercury Lounge in between the two sold out Gotye shows. TIckets went on sale today at noon. She's also opening all three Foster the People shows at Summerstage, one of which is also with Tokyo Police Club.
Speaking of Mercury Lounge shows that go on sale today, Savoir Adore, who played Santos last night (3/1) (how was that?) plays the Manhattan venue on April 13 with fellow Brooklynites Field Mouse. Tickets go on sale today at noon. Field Mouse has other upcoming local dates including The Rock Shop with Polica (3/27) (sold out) and Cameo on 4/3 (tickets) and a new MP3, which you can download above or stream below.
Hess Is More play Mercury Lounge on April 27. Tickets went on sale today. They also have other upcoming NYC shows like opening for Los Amigos Invisibles at MHOW on 3/9 and opening for Mumiy Troll at Highline Ballroom on 4/3. Tickets for both of those shows are available. All dates listed below.
More dates dates and Field Mouse stream below...
photos by Diana Wong
Kimbra & Gotye @ Bowery Ballroom
When it finally came time to play the song everyone was waiting for, the guy standing next to me said, "Already?" and then begrudgingly removed his cell phone and started filming the stage. Truth be told: Gotye's set, which lasted a bit over an hour, was about three-quarters done. So it seemed as good a time as any.More pictures from the smallest show Gotye will probably be playing in NYC for a while, and a Wall Street Journal video interview, below...
De Backer joked with the audience that perhaps he'd sing the song in a creepy low-octave vocoder. Nobody laughed; they didn't want anyone messing with the song they'd come to see.
And as the band played, crisply and assured, it remained a bit puzzling that this song is as catchy and perfect as it is. Its simple verse line sounds straight out of a modern folk-rock tune, nothing out of the ordinary, with the Brazilian guitar sample plugging along in the distance. But then that chorus! The doubled vocals and easy-going nature of the whole thing. Kimbra, the 22-year-old Australian artist who guests on the song and in the video, came out from backstage in a black romper to sing her second verse and belt out some "aahs" during the final chorus. [Huffington Post]
When we first announced Gotye's upcoming North American tour, the Bowery Ballroom show (2/6) was already sold out. Now the Webster Hall show (3/27) is sold out too and he's added a larger show happening at Terminal 5 on March 25. It's also been announced that Kimbra, who provides guest vocals on "Somebody That I Used to Know," was added to a number of the North American tour dates including the Webster Hall and the Terminal 5 shows.
Tickets for the T5 go on sale Friday (2/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/1) at noon.
Gotye's album, Making Mirrors, was released in the US today (1/31). You can stream the entire thing on NPR.
Updated dates including Coachella below...