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DOWNLOAD: Go Forth, Feminist Warriors (MP3)

Go Forth Feminist Warriors

Pitchfork points to this month's Rookie theme song, "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors," which features Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag/Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, Waxahatchee, Tegan & Sara, Dum Dum Girls, Thao Nguyen, Kimya Dawson, Kate Nash, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann and more. Check it out by downloading it for free above, or streaming it, along with the full list of credits, below...

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Aesop Rock in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Aesop Rock

Bang On A Can's David Lang is the 2013-2014 season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall, and for the season, he'll be presenting his collected stories series. On the series, David says:

My series--collected stories--divides up the narrative world into topics so we can see how the music changes from subject to subject. Music from different cultures, times, environments, and sound worlds, plus some really exciting commissions, are placed next to each other, highlighting their narrative similarities and telling a larger kind of story about how we listen, experience sound and time, and use music to make sense of the world around us.
The series includes a number of shows throughout the year, notably 'collected stories: love/loss' on April 24 with The Uncluded (aka Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota and others (tickets); 'collected stories: (post)folk' on April 27 with guitar great Kaki King, the Alarm Will Sound ensemble, and others (tickets); and 'collected stories: spirit' on April 23 with Tuvan throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu and others (tickets). Full collected stories schedule below.

Speaking of Kaki King, she also plays the New York Guitar Festival this month.

And speaking of Bang On A Can, BOAC's marching band Asphalt Orchestra is performing the Pixies' Surfer Rosa in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (1/12). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

collected stories schedule below...

Continue reading "David Lang's 'collected stories' series at Carnegie Hall (with Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawnson, Sam Amidon, Kaki King, more)"

Uncluded

As mentioned, collaborators Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson have teamed up under the name The Uncluded to release an album and tour. The album, Hokey Fright, comes out on May 7 via Rhymesayers, and you can now stream it in full ahead of its release date at The Current.

Their tour comes to NYC for a previously discussed show on June 1 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show weren't on sale when we last spoke, but they're on sale now. It's also since been announced that Hamell On Trial will open the show.

Aesop Rock's pal El-P also has a new duo, Run the Jewels with Killer Mike. As we just posted, they'll be releasing a free album this June and going on a tour which hits NYC on August at 14 Webster Hall.

All Uncluded dates are listed, along with two videos, below...

Continue reading "stream Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson's new LP, get tix to their Knitting Factory show"

Aesop Rock at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson have toured together and collaborated before, and this year they're releasing a collaborative album together. The duo are teaming up under the name The Uncluded, and the album, which is called Hokey Fright, will be out on May 7 via Rhymesayers. It features James McNew of Yo La Tengo on one of the tracks. You can watch the videos for its singles, "Earthquake" and "Delicate Cycle," along with the album art and tracklist, below.

The Uncluded will be supporting their forthcoming album with a tour of the US and Canada from late May into early August (via Pitchfork). That tour hits NYC on June 1 at Knitting Factory. TIckets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketweb for updates.

All dates are listed, along with the videos, album art, and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson formed The Uncluded, releasing an album, going on tour (dates & videos)"

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

As discussed, founding Moldy Peaches member Adam Green is releasing a collaborative album with Little Joy singer Binki Shapiro this January and the duo are playing some shows before then, including one in NYC on November 5 at Le Poisson Rouge with Computer Magic. Tickets for that show are still available. Adam and Binki have added some other shows happening around the same time, most of which are over in Europe except for another NYC area gig which happens on Friday (11/2) at Maxwell's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

In related news, fellow founding Moldy Peaches member Kimya Dawson has a few shows coming too, including one at Brooklyn's Europa on December 2 with Rob Sonic and Sir Jarlesburg (tickets), and the next day she'll be the special guest at "A John Waters Christmas" at Tarrytown Music Hall (12/3) (tickets).

Lists of all Adam Green & Binki Shapiro and Kimya Dawson dates, and a song stream from Adam & Binki's album are below.

Continue reading "Adam Green & Binki Shapiro add shows; Kimya Dawson playing shows too (dates)"

Laura Stevenson @ MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson and the Cans have a short run of dates this month which kicks off in NYC for CMJ and then makes its way south, culminating in Gainesville's The Fest. During CMJ the band will play the Deli showcase at The Delancey on October 16 with Blonds, Shakey Graves, XNY, Backwords, Swear and Shake, and more. Then after that, they'll play the Let's Get Messy showcase at The Rock Shop on October 17 with Roomrunner, Archie Powel & The Exports, Twin Tigers, Pretty & Nice, and more. Advance tickets for the Rock Shop show are available and you can also try to get into both of those shows with your CMJ badge.

As mentioned, when the band returns home after their October run, they'll play a local show in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on November 11 with The Shondes, Leda, and ADVAITA. Tickets for that show are still available.

In related news, The Mountain Goats' 2002 LP, Tallahasse, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and in honor of that, Crooked Neighbor is releasing a tribute album called Tallahasee Turns Ten, out digitally on November 5 and physically in January, 2013. The album features covers by Laura Stevenson, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Miracles of Modern Science, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry! and others. You can stream Laura Stevenson's take on "No Children," and check out a list of all upcoming LSATC dates below.

Continue reading "Laura Stevenson playing CMJ before The Fest, covered Mountain Goats for 'Tallahassee' tribute LP (dates & stream)"

DOWNLOAD: Aesop Rock - "Zero Dark Thirty" (MP3)

Aesop Rock at McCarren Pool in 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock is set to release his sixth full length album, Skelethon, on July 10 via Rhymesayers. It includes guest appearances from Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Hanni El Khatib (who recently played two NYC shows), and more. The video for album single, "Zero Dark Thirty," is below and you can download it above or stream it below too. The album art and tracklist, and two album trailers are also below.

Aesop Rock will be touring in support of the album with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz this summer after playing Rhymesayer's Soundset Festival later this month in Shakopee, MN. That tour includes Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party and a NYC show happening on August 3 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today, Friday (5/11) at 10 AM. All US dates, including the Irving Plaza show, are with San Francisco producer Edison, who remixed a Hail Mary Mallon track (stream below) and Seattle duo Dark Time Sunshine, which is made up of Onry Ozzborn of Rhymesayers group Grayskul and producer Zavala. Aesop, P.O.S., Peegee 13, and DJ Zone were featured on the track "Primor" off their 2010 LP, Vessel. You can stream that track below.

All dates, video, streams, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Aesop Rock releasing new LP, going on tour w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz again (dates & MP3)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Daniel Johnston @ The Belmont on 3/13
BV Official SXSW Showcase @ The Belmont on 3/13/2012

"A packed house of fans and well-wishers turned out to the Belmont Lounge Tuesday night for an official South by Southwest showcase to celebrate the release of Daniel Johnston's new graphic novel, "Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness." The event, which was hosted by Brooklyn Vegan, included performances by Built to Spill, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, R. Stevie Moore, Kimya Dawson and Johnston himself. Alex Maas of Black Angels, Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit and Irish folk singer Foy Vance all each performed Johnston covers before the renowned songwriter took the stage.

Nearly all who performed had some accolades to offer Johnston, the legendarily troubled outsider artist-turned-indie rock darling whose notoriety was cemented by Kurt Cobain when the Nirvana frontman famously wore a T-shirt of the cover to Johnston's album, Hi, How Are You?. [Hollywood Reporter]

We kicked off SXSW in style Tuesday night, our first of three official BrooklynVegan showcases at the Austin festival this year, with six hours of music including "special guest" Caveman who we couldn't announce due to another show they had to play that night. Dinosaur Feathers began things right at 8pm.

It was all in celebration of "Space Ducks" which is out now as a Boom Comics graphic novel, and as a FREE iPad app you can download now, new Daniel Johnston music and tributes included (the soundtrack will get a physical release in a few weeks). Props to the team at Wieden + Kennedy for helping Daniel create something so cool with his art, and to Search Party, Primary Wave, Strike Team, Eternal Yip Eye Music, all the artists who played, and everyone else that helped us make the Tuesday night show and comic happen.

Almost everyone on the bill covered a Daniel Johnston song, and many came back to join Daniel on "True Love Will Find You in the End." Jeffrey Lewis, with help from Kimya (collectively they are the Bundles), debuted new song "Space Ducks" which Jeffrey wrote for the app at our request. New DJ-inspired songs are unlocked after you work your way through the Space Ducks galaxy. There are also songs in the app, co-curated by Search Party, by Deer Tick, Eleanor Friedberger, Lavender Diamond, and others.

Built to Spill closed down the outdoor show beautifully; it was just too bad that Austin has a 2am curfew...

Co-headliners Built to Spill couldn't begin their set until 1:15, and frontman Doug Martsch vowed to "play until they make us stop," which was going to be 2:00 regardless. It's a common rock show cliché, but true to their word, they kept going until the Belmont's people had to get on the sound system to tell them to stop, prompting a chorus of boos. But the elder indie statesmen were still able to cap it off by driving through an extended version of "Conventional Wisdom," effectively ensuring everyone would still be going home happy." [IDSNews]
Here's a set of pictures from the special evening (and we have a second set coming soon on BV Austin. UPDATE: here they are). More below...

Continue reading "Daniel Johnston released 'Space Ducks', celebrated with Built to Spill & friends @ SXSW (pics)"

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Hinted at and posted in some form on SXSW's website recently, but now offically announced... BrooklynVegan had the honor of helping put together what will be a very special show happening this Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Austin as part of SXSW at the Belmont in honor of muiti-talented artist Daniel Johnston's very first comic book "Space Ducks", or more specifically to help celebrate the release of the FREE iPad app version that is coming first, new Daniel Johnston songs and tributes to him included. Read more about the forthcoming app and partially-Kickstarter funded graphic novel, which you can PRE-ORDER NOW, at the end of this post.

The party, big flyer HERE, is open to all SXSW badgeholders. Get there early for drink specials courtesy of Original Moonshine, Tecate and Republic Tequilia, and to experience the entire night of special sets. There will be Daniel Johnston covers and tributes throughout, with co-headlining performances by Daniel Johnston and Built to Spill. It will go like this:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ the Belmont, Austin, TX
8:00 Dinosaur Feathers
8:40 special guest (a band we're not allowed to announce)
9:25 R. Stevie Moore
9:55 Jeffrey Lewis
10:25 Kimya Dawson
11:10 Will Sheff of Okkervil River
11:35 Foy Vance
11:40 Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit
11:45 Alex Maas of the Black Angels
11:55 Daniel Johnston & Motopony
01:05 Built to Spill
Doors close at 2am.

This show is happening one night before the BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase at Bar 96 which is two nights before the BrooklynVegan/Power of the Riff official SXSW showcase at Scoot Inn.

Learn more about Space Ducks, and others who had a hand in this all, below...

Continue reading "BV Presents Daniel Johnston's 'Space Ducks' SXSW Launch Party w/ Daniel, Built to Spill & many more performing"

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Moldy Peaches reunion @ Knitting Factory (photo by austinmccutchen)
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Kimya Dawson just visited the NYC-area to play shows at Maxwell's (Saturday after the Sonics) and Knitting Factory (Sunday) AND to play a surprise reunion show with the Moldy Peaches! As the audience that included Regina Spektor, at least one member of the Strokes and Macaulay Culkin watched, Adam Green and the rest of the gang joined Kimya on stage after her set Sunday for at least the eight songs which you can watch below...

Continue reading "The Moldy Peaches reunited after Kimya Dawson's Knitting Factory set (videos)"

Thunder Thighs

Kimya Dawson plans to self-release her seventh solo album Thunder Thighs via Burnside Distribution. The album, cover art above, features many guest appearances. As previously mentioned, that includesAesop Rock (who she recently toured with), John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, and others. You can check out a video of Kimya performing album track "All I Could Do" below.

Kimya will play a few Australian dates with Aesop Rock in October before heading out on a US tour in support of her album in November. That tour includes NYC-area shows on November 12 at Maxwell's and November 13 at Knitting Factory. Many of the shows, including the Knitting Factory show, are with the collaborative group Your Heart Breaks, which Kimya has been a part of, but no opener has been announced for the Maxwell's show. Berth Control also play the Knitting Factory date. Tickets are on sale now for Maxwell's and Knitting Factory.

All dates, video, and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Kimya Dawson self-releasing guest-filled LP, touring (dates)"

words & photos by Andrew Frisicano

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Twin Shadow @ Fader Fort
Twin Shadow

A crowded backyard tent filled with cigarette smoke, free open-faced tacos (pork, chicken, brisket or veggie), a man carting a dolly of Lone Star cases through the crowd, and a pair of middle-aged guys picking a fight with each other on a Wednesday afternoon. "Doesn't he know I'm a ticking time bomb?" the offended guy says, a bit like he's not joking. JEFF the Brotherhood is playing too, which is more or less the occasion for all of this, my first show of SXSW 2011. The JEFF brothers aren't really the focus though, since they'll be playing a dozen other times this week, and most of the people are concentrating on the tacos, their conversations or their inability to get away from the door of the totally (did I say?) packed room.

In spite of that, the band is tearing through songs from Heavy Days and their new LP We Are the Champions, and between songs tossing out free vinyl singles into the crowd: "Those are going to slice someone's neck open," says Jake before slinging a few more across the room. They go into "Bummer," a ballady, Dino Jr.-style headbanger, that's one of the standout new tunes.

Trash Talk @ BV/Feed the Beat Day Party (photo by Samantha Marble)
Kylesa

Ty Segall's entertaining and totally worthwhile band is up next, but the BrookylnVegan day show at Emo's is also currently happening, the highlight of which has to be the simulatneous staging of Cali punks Trash Talk (who went on before Kylesa) and Mister Heavenly (who went on before Surfer Blood). Mister Heavenly are a supergroup of-sorts you've heard about. On the inside, Trash Talk frontman Lee Spielman towers over everyone with the body of a scarecrow and a scary-as-hell perma-scowl; he smashes his forehead with the microphone a few times to draw blood. "Stick around for Surfer Blood," he says, before crawling into the crowd and standing on what I can only hope were someone's shoulders. People start edging toward the door. On the outside stage, Mr. Heavenly performs an appropriately lovely set, its two frontmen trading verses in their own styles.

After that, the Fader Fort brought Twin Shadow on stage, the bedroom-pop project of George Lewis Jr. that's become a wildly good live band. For an outdoor venue, the system sounded impressively balanced and clear - which would turn out to be a rarity at the festival. That was 'specially good for Yelawolf, whose songs sounded vital in a way that your iPod just can't do. With no crew to speak of, his solo athletics put in an early bid for best-of.

Yelawolf @ Fader Fort
Yelawolf

Later that night at Stubb's, Yuck and James Blake played what would be the first of several for both. Both did well on the big stage, a portent of things to come, vibing out in their respective styles: fuzz rock and chilled-out pop. Check out both of their sets for yourself at NPR- Blake and Yuck.

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Continue reading "Colin Stetson, Twin Shadow, Odd Future, James Blake, JEFF the Brotherhood, Yelawolf, more (Andrew F's week @ SXSW)"

Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson is heading out on tour with Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz. She plays on all previously announced dates including Bowery Ballroom which is on sale now. Aesop is one of many contributors to Kimya's new album.

Kimya and Aesop are also playing a show together in Austin during SXSW, and Kimya is playing a bunch of other shows down there too (after she plays a gig in Portland). All shows are listed below...

Continue reading "Kimya Dawson added to Aesop Rock tour, playing SXSW"

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2/3 of Hail Mary Mallon (Rob Sonic and Aesop Rock)
Hail Mary Mallon

Aesop Rock will head out on tour in May with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, and though they are billed separately, it means we're getting Hail Mary Mallon aka the crew formed by the trio. The NYC show will happen at Bowery Ballroom on 5/14. Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday (3/3). All dates and the video for HMM's "D-Up" are below.

Hail Mary Mallon is one of a few active projects for Aesop Rock. He also wrote beats for the San Francisco band Dirty Ghosts (his wife Alyson is a member). Dirty Ghosts, who played their first show last week, will kick of a string of dates with Datarock next week on the West Coast leading up to an appearance at SXSW. Check out a video for "Shout It In" below.

In addition, Aesop Rock has contributed material to the forthcoming Kimya Dawson LP, Thunder Thighs due this summer. Check out "Miami Advice" with Aesop Rock at K Records. Other contributors to Kimya's new album include Nicolai Fraiture, John Darnielle, Thao Nguyen, MURS, Jonah Matranga, Jack Dishel, Angelo Spencer and many other who are all listed below.

All tour dates and some video with the credits for Kimya's Thunder Thighs, below....

Continue reading "Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz (Hail Mary Mallon) -- 2011 tour dates, new Kimya Dawson & Dirty Ghosts too"

Versus
Versus

The once extinguished but now active Versus is scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on February 19th, their lone East Coast date as part of a handful of US dates late next month. Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale at noon. The band released their first LP in ten years, On the Ones and Threes, via Merge Records in 2010.

You can also catch Versus's Richard Baluyut when he appears during Jennifer O'Connor's residency at Rock Shop on February 8th. Tickets are still available, and he'll be joined by Charles Bissell of The Wrens and Kendall Meade of Mascott.

Speaking of Charles Bissell, he is also on the bill of a Project Matters Benefit at Maxwell's in Hoboken on January 23rd with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Escape Directors. Tickets are on sale.

Versus is also on board for Noise Pop 2011 in San Francisco, CA. To be exact, they play Cafe Du Nord with their touring labelmates Telekinesis & The Love Language on February 23rd. The whole festival will take place at multiple venues from February 22-27 and will also feature appearances from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service), Ted Leo (solo), The Concretes (who are touring), Waaves & Best Coast (who are touring together), How to Dress Well (who plays Brooklyn soon), No Age, Yo La Tengo, and many other favorites. The full slate of initially-announced bands is below, and you can get your badges now.

Full list of Noise Pop bands, some video and all Versus dates are below.

Continue reading "Versus playing shows, Cymbals Eat Guitars playing a benefit, Noise Pop initial lineup announced (Ben Gibbard & many more)"

Kimya Dawson

"Clyde and I will be playing this early show [at Knitting Factory] in Brooklyn [on Friday, October 8th] before Wanda Jackson and Lustre Kings play a 9:30pm show. You do have to buy separate tickets for our show and for Wanda Jackson, but what a night! Woowee! Doors are at 6:30 and we start at 7 and it is all ages but this is not specifically a kids' show. Be forewarned- F*Bombs will drop- if you don't like your kids to hear "profanities" (or songs about jerking off and creamed jeans and hot queer rooftop escapades) leave your kids at home.

"But Kimya! That is the night of our 20 year class reunion! How could you be in New York and make plans the same night?!" You ask.

OH SHIT THE REUNION?! Oops. Wait, I wasn't even planning on going. I have no desire to hang out at a football game or a bar all night but maybe we could meet up Saturday morning at a playground and say hi. I'd love to meet your kids- just maybe not at my show (or a football game or a bar).

Okay fuckers, seriously, this show is going to be GREAT!!!! You love Your Heart Breaks, even if you don't know it yet.

And I might even be making sharpie shirts for the first time since I developed an aversion to sharpie smell when I was pregnant.

Anything else you need to know? Start flexing your triceps. I want some solid hugging. Solid. Solid as The Rock." [Kimya Dawson]

Kimya Dawson has no other upcoming dates, and did not recently participate in the final Dufus show at Cake Shop though four other members of the Moldy Peaches did.

Jeffrey Lewis on the other hand (who she plays in the Bundles with) has a bunch of shows coming up (all with The Vaselines)

Hallie

Kimya Dawson played a random warehouse in Brooklyn last night (8/17), aka the Pyramids. If you missed it, you're in luck because she has added a 2nd NYC show since the initial annoucement, and it goes like this:

8/18 Hallie's 18th Birthday Celebration Concert at 3LD (Three Legged
Dog)

Art and Technology Center 80 Greenwich Street New York, NY Now would be a good time for you to read about Hallie, if you haven't before. http://www.lovehallie.com This is a celebration of Hallie from 7-10 followed by sets by Kimya Dawson and Pablo Das at 10pm. The whole thing is open to the public or you can come at 10. It will be a beautiful and moving party. Event details here
That is, as it states, 8/18 (aka tonight). If you can't be there, you can stream it, below...

Continue reading "Kimya Dawson played the Pyramids, Hallie party tonight (live in Manhattan & streaming online)"

DOWNLOAD: Family Trees - Dream Talkin (MP3)

Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson will be in Brooklyn August 17th for an intimate show at The Pyramids (32D South 1st St), a space also known as South 1st Studios and formerly known as Glasshouse. Also on the bill are No One and the Somebodies, TURBOSLEAZE, Pablo Das and Only Son. The show is at 7pm, all ages, no advance tickets ($10), and the space fits about 200. It's part of a short tour for Kimya that includes a house show in Baltimore and a gig in Philly.

Also at the Pyramids is a show a few days earlier on August 12th with Eternal Summers, Reading Rainbow (who have shows with Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles coming up), Rescue Bird, German Measles and Family Trees (who have a 7" out for the song above, with a video below). That show is $8.

Tour dates and videos are below...

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The Luyas @ MHOW in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Luyas

tonight in NYC
* High Violet Annex (see below)
* Effi Briest @ Union Pool
* Blank Dogs @ Home Sweet Home
* Iggy Pop @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Clare & The Reasons @ Joe's Pub
* Elliot Brood, Jonny Corndawg @ Pianos
* TBA, Only Son, Ching Chong Song @ Cake Shop (see below)
* Heavenly Beat, Attics, Red Romans @ Bruar Falls
* Dick Heaven, James Pobiega, Jeff Halen @ Zebulon
* Cold Heat, Rahzel Sadat, X Craig G, Torae, Poison Pen @ SOB's
* Massive Attack, Neon Indian, Martina Topley Bird @ Terminal 5
* Two Door Cinema Club, Bad Veins, MillionYoung @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hot Hot Heat, The Stationary Set, Paige Whitcher @ Public Assembly
* Leatherface, Ninja Gun, Two Man Advantage, Iron Chic @ Knitting Factory
* Steve Moore, itsnotyouitsme (Joshua Light Show Fest) @ Abrons Art Center
* Venom P. Stinger, Fresh Kills, Violent Bullshit, Golden Error @ Shea Stadium
* Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now!, Murder Mystery, Blackbells, Phil and the Osophers @ Mercury Lounge

Joshua Light Show's four-night fest at Abrons Art Center kicks off tonight, and has Silver Apples, Oneida, Dean & Britta and more coming up.

Tonight at the National's High Violent Annex

LIVE sets by:
6:05 - INLETS
6:25 - ZACHARY CALE
6:45 - HELADO NEGRO
7:05 - JULIANNA BARWICK
7:25 - THE LUYAS
7:45 - TALK NORMAL
8:05 - ARLT
8:25 - MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
Unfortunately Kimya Dawson is not in NYC so "The Bundles" aren't playing Cake Shop tonight, but Jeff & Jack Lewis and Anders Griffin (the rest of the band) will still play an opening set. What happens at the end of the night is still TBA.

Unfortunately Leatherface never made it into the country.

Venom P Stinger back together again, warm up for an ATP UK gig in NYC tonight.

Clare & the Reasons play their own show at Joe's Pub tonight. They tour the US with Van Dyke Parks in September. Tickets are on sale for the NYC show at the Bell House.

Tonight's PiL concert will be streaming from DC at NPR.

Blank Dogs reports that, "This and Pendu NYE&E are our last NYC shows or a while. Ok?" He plays the Wierd Records party at Home Sweet Home tonight.

The new video for Memoryhouse's "Lately (Deuxieme)," which cops a sample from Jon Brion's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack, is posted below (along with a Jay Electronica song that does the same and the original).

Jonsi performed on Craig Ferguson last night. Video below....

MGMT was on Letterman. Videos below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

Jonsi (Sigur Ros) @ United Palace in 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jonsi

tonight in NYC
* BAM Block Party
* Common @ Highline Ballroom
* Jonsi, Death Vessel @ Terminal 5
* A-ha, Sondre Lerche @ Nokia Theatre
* VDRK, Free Magic @ Santos Party House
* Jonah Smith, Lucius @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Penguin Prison, Runaway @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Blues and Lasers, MiniBoone @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Saadi, Dinosaur Feathers, Mancino @ Fort Useless
* Talibam!, PC Worship, Skeletons @ Death By Audio
* Gamelatron, ZGT Radioprojekt @ Issue Project Room
* Pony Pants, The Fun, Jewels Of The Nile @ Cake Shop
* D. Charles Speer and the Helix, Dire Wolves @ Zebulon
* Caribou, Toro y Moi, Hounds Of Hate @ Bowery Ballroom
* Broken Social Scene, Zeus @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Primitives, Frankie & The Outs, Palomar @ The Bell House
* Sonia's Party, Cheap Seats, The Rhodes, Apollo Run @ Glasslands
* Mick Turner & Jim White (of The Dirty Three) @ Sound Fix Records
* Shooting Spires, Lichens, G Lucas Crane, Dubknowdub @ Party Expo
* Radio Happy Hour w/ David Bazan, Jesse Eisenberg @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Roadside Graves, Gunfight, Yoni Gordon & The Goods, Movers And Shakers, Quiet Loudly @ Shea Stadium
* Prince party w/ My Teenage Stride, HolidayHoliday, The Hungry Brothers, Moonmen On The Moon Man @ Bruar Falls

Common is still playing Highline Ballroom tonight, but the Busta Rhymes show is CANCELLED.

Kimya Dawson plays a show in Philly on Sunday, but nothing in NYC? And by nothing, I mean not even with The Bundles apparently. Cake Shop has removed them completely from their website.

Danzig tickets are now on presale (and the post was updated with the correct password).

Some other tickets went on sale today including Weezer @ Williamsburg Waterfront (AmEx presale).

This Week in Indie focuses on this weekend's shows that aren't sold out.

The new Besnard Lakes video for "Albatross" below...

What else?

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The Bundles
The Bundles

Like Dan Deacon, a band called the Bundles are playing the Cake Shop anniversary celebrations this month. Their show is on Wednesday, May 12th.

The Bundles are fronted by the anti-folk dream-team of Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson, and include drummer Anders Griffen, Jack Lewis (Jeff's brother and band-mate) and K Recs' Karl Blau. Their debut self-titled record came out on K Records in April.

Also on the Cake Shop bill are the controversially-named Sidewalk Cafe staples Ching Chong Song and Only Son (ex-Moldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel), as well as a mysterious "Secret Guest". Who could that be? Well, two members of the Moldy Peaches are listed on the bill already, Kimya headlining would sort of be a bigger deal than her new band, Moldy Peach Adam Green is sort of big (he just did two nights at Bowery), so my guesses are:

1) Moldy Peaches (seems unlikely though right?)
2) Kimya Dawson (but why be secret when you're already on the bill?)
3) Adam Green (bigger, but does he need to be a secret?)
4) Beck (just kidding)
5) Regina Spektor
My last guess, Regina Spektor, also got her start at places like Sidewalk Cafe and has toured with Only Son more than once. I have no idea really. What do you think?... UPDATE:
hey guys, andy cakeshop here...just so theres no confusion, its not adam green.. i was throwing the idea around with his management, but it was really just an idea. the bills really strong on its own, and i should really take off the 'secret guest' thing, its been a weird week and sorry it got to this level. jeff and kimya need to play at 8 to make it to a prior commitment...anyway we're working on something cool for the 11pm, but as of yet, truthfully, its not booked! sorry for the mixup &
thanks everyone.
love, andy
"SECRET GUEST!" has now in fact been replaced with "TBA". It was fun while it lasted.

Before then, Jeff Lewis plays Happy Ending Music Series at Joe's Pub tonight (5/5). Tickets are available.

The Bundles tour the UK and Europe later in May. Those dates and videos are below...

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Daft Punk

Estimated Value: Priceless
Item Number 128
Item Description
These are very rare, limited edition Daft Punk toy robots called "Daft Punk 1000% Kubricks" made by the legendary Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom in collaboration with the legendary Hong Kong based toy manufacturers, Silly Thing.
They have both been signed and decorated by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Momem-Christo, of Daft Punk
They sell new for $2000 for the pair.
They are 25" tall.
... and the bidding is currently at $1900. Other items for sale at "Crafts for a Cause" include a Chan Marshall (Cat Power) "I Love You" painting, an Aziz Ansari caricature, Natalie Portman's worn shoes, an Adam Green t-shirt, a Kimya Dawson tote bag, a Feist shirt, a Devendra Banhart painting, plus stuff by Regina Spektor, Mars Volta, Fleet Foxes, Tegan & Sara, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Sia, Norah Jones, and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear's childhood guitar....

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"Kimya and guest performer Eliot" (hortensejones)
Kimya Dawson

So you're up for a Grammy with the "Juno" soundtrack.

Kimya Dawson: (Heaves a sigh) Yeah. (Laughs)

Was it weird for you to be on the No. 1 album last year?

Uh, it was funny. But it was pretty silly. I mean, the songs were in a movie that was really, really popular; and it was just a really good movie. So I think that the way the movie made people feel really made my music more relatable. ... It wasn't like (boatloads) of people were suddenly getting what I do.

Have you gotten calls to appear on other soundtracks?

I've got a few songs on a film that's coming out (that) just premiered at Sundance called "Unmade Beds." And it's (made by) an Argentine director named Alexis Dos Santos. He made a film called "Glue" a few years ago that had a few of my songs in it. ... He had invited me to perform at the premiere last week. But I had started a community choir in Olympia; and our first performance was that night, so I couldn't miss that.

Juno won the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media"

Kimya Dawson is playing Europa in Brooklyn on March 10th with Shellshag. Tickets are on sale. The show is one day before she plays the REM tribute show at Carnegie Hall which is one day before she plays SUNY Purchase. All dates below...

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The Music of REM

Throwing Muses with Kristen Hersh, Kimya Dawson, Ingrid Michaelson, Glenn Hansard of The Frames & Swell Season, Apples in Stereo, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jolie Holland, Keren Ann, Guster, The Db's, Bob Mould, Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power, Rachel Yamagata, Calexico, Patti Smith, and others will be singing R.E.M. songs at Carnegie Hall on March 11th. "100% of net proceeds to benefit musical education programs for underprivileged youth." Regular tickets are on sale at the venue's site. VIP tickets are available at the event's own site (thx rajohn)...

Your VIP ticket includes entrance to the private artist reception taking place at City Winery featuring cuisine designed by Mario Batali. Food will be delicious and the free wine will be flowing. Join the artists and friends in New York's first full winery and amazing new event space. The party will start immediately after the concert and go to 1am. With a full stage and sound system at City Winery, we expect many musical surprises!
Mario Batali and Michael Stipe are good friends. Michael Dorf is producing this whole event. Michael Dorf owns the new City Winery which is opening on New Years Eve which is the night Michael Dorf's old club Knitting Factory is closing (which Michael pointed out himself in that NY Press article).

Patti Smith also just added a 3rd show at Bowery Ballroom. Tix are now on sale..

Tickets are still on sale for Kimya Dawson's upcoming show at Bowery Ballroom.

Vic Chetnutt & Elf Power are also touring and playing NYC together in January.

Pro-shot video of R.E.M.'s encore in Mexico City the other day, below...

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Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson will celebrate "10 Years Off The Sauce" this day-after-Christmas with a special show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC with, in addition to Kimya, there will be "special performances by Akida Junglefoot Dawson, Malcolm Rollick, Joie DBG, Underthrust, and more". Tickets are still on sale. All tour dates below...

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