Entries tagged with: King Holiday
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Primal Scream @ Warsaw
Having dabbled in punk, dub, dance music, straight-up rock n' roll and just about every other genre, Scottish band Primal Scream have managed to stay fresh longer than most other bands originating from the mid-'80s, and frontman Bobby Gilespie remains the epitome of lanky cool.
TV on the Radio, Bo Ningen, Sam Dew @ Terminal 5
It's been about a decade since TV on the Radio were considered a "Brooklyn buzz band." They don't all live in the borough (or even the East Coast) anymore, but fortunately they're still a very good band, as reinforced by last year's Seeds. Tonight's their second of three NYC-area shows on this tour (including NJ with the Pixies). Bo Ningen, who are quite the sight to see, open the show.
SSION, Cakes Da Killa @ Le Poisson Rouge
SSION headline this bill, and if you're going we especially think it's worth getting there early for rap boundary-pusher Cakes Da Killa.
Krill, Big Ups, Warehouse, Downies @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill, including Boston's eccentric indie rockers Krill, NYC's Fugazi/Slint-indebted Big Ups, Atlanta post-punks Warehouse, and local rockers Downies.
Kayo Dot, Hex Inverter, Disparager, Kevin Hufnagel @ Paper Box
There's rarely a lack of chances to catch Toby Driver's experimental metal collective Kayo Dot in their hometown of NYC, but every one is worth taking. You never know what you're gonna get.
Anaal Nathrakh, Early Graves, Vattnet Viskar, Incite, Secrets of the Sky @ Saint Vitus
Two black metal bands, Anaal Nathrakh and Vattnet Viskar are currently on separate tours (AN with Incite and Secrets of the Sky, VV with Early Graves), and tonight those tours' paths cross for one super show. Vattnet Viskar recently released a single off their upcoming album, and it sounds like the new stuff is expanding a lot upon their BM roots.
Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.
Jamie Lidell, JDH & Dave P @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is one of Celebrate Brooklyn!'s free dance parties and tonight is the "Electro Soul Dance Party" headed up by multitalented Jamie Lidell. Starts at 7 PM.
King Holiday, TECLA, KASSA:PURUSH, Ludwig Persik @ Brooklyn Museum
This is the kickoff party for Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit, "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks." It features poetry readings, and musical performances, the latter headlined by 10-piece "astro-soul" outfit King Holiday.
B-52s, French Horn Rebellion @ Irving Plaza
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.
Kaki King, Glackabelle @ Rough Trade
Composer and guitar great Kaki King brings a new visual element to her live performance with this show titled "Kaki King The Neck is a Bridge to the Body" that cannily incorporates colorful projections.
Dead Heavens, Slavve, Writer @ Bowery Electric
Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) taps into heavy psych and '60s garage with his band Dead Heavens that also includes members of White Zombie and Cults.
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by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador has two East Coast shows happening this week, a DC show on Thursday (3/19) at Howard Theatre (tickets) and a FREE Brooklyn show on Friday (3/20) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Karikatura, King Holiday and DJ Mikey Palms.
Blitz's newest album, Afropolitan Dreams, came out last year on Jakarta Records. It's a diverse record, bringing together golden era boom bap, psychedelic guitars, old school funk horns, afrobeat polyrhythms, and more into its eclectic sound. You can stream the whole thing and watch the video for "Make You No Forget" featuring Seun Kuti, below.
His BK Bazaar show is part of a DeFalco Presents/A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine-curated weekend at the venue. That also includes Saturday's (3/21) show with Denitia & Sene, The Funk Ark, Mamarazzi and (U)nity. It's billed as the release party for Denitia & Sene's 2014 EP, Side.fx. You can stream the danceable title track from that EP below.
by Bill Pearis
photo: Quilt @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Quilt will be coming down from Boston to visit NYC this weekend to play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday (2/21) with The Mystery Lights, King Cyst, and Monograms on the bill as well. The band, who were last here to play one of the final Glasslands shows, don't have any other dates lined up -- perhaps we'll get some new songs. It's been almost a year since they released Held in Splendor (one of my favorites of 2014). They're terrific live, the rest of the lineup is good, and the show is free, so that's a great option if you're looking for something to do. RSVP to skip the line.
Tonight (2/20) at BKNB it's JD Samson will be performing live tonight as part of a a new group with her MEN bandmate Tami Hart, plus Lorna Dune and Aaron Harris. Other upcoming Night Bazaar shows of note: Word Inferno Friendship Society on March 7; Ex Cops, HEAT and more on March 13; Craft Spells,The Bilinda Butchers, Heavenly Beat and more on March 14; Teen Suicide, Amanda X, Lvl Up, Crying, Flagland and Washer on March 27; and Pity Sex and more TBA on April 17. All upcoming Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are listed below....
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
Connecticut psychedelic soul trio The Stepkids are gearing up for the release of their second album, Troubador, due out later this year on Stones Throw. The first single, "Sweet Salvation," appeared late last year on an EP of the same name, and the band more recently made a sci-fi-themed video for that track which you can watch below.
The band will be hitting the festival circuit this summer -- like Bonnaroo in June -- but have club dates too, such as one here in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on May 22 with King Holiday and Every Flavor Weather Machine. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.
Cascading Slopes at Cameo, 1/31/2013 (via @FreshBread)
Cascading Slopes is a new project from Jacob Graham of The Drums. Unlike his other band, this is 100% synthesiser-based music. His debut album, Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, is out soon and "took two years to complete from its inception and was made using strictly voltage-controlled instruments." Jacob has been keeping a synth blog, Mild Slopes, for some time now. While no tracks from the album have been released yet, you can stream a portion of non-LP track, "Other Worlds," below.
The band made their live debut last week (1/31) at Cameo with Leverage Models. If you missed it, New York has a few chances to see them as the'll start a February residency at Pianos on 2/13 that will continue for the two following wednesdays (2/20, 2/27). All three nights also feature Ludwig Persick, and the 2/13 show also has TV Baby and Club Girls. Then the 2/20 show also has The Drowners and King Holiday, and then the final night of the residency has El Sportivo & the Blooz, Rumors and Twin Wave. Advance tickets for all three nights are on sale now.
A flyer for the Pianos residency and a video trailer are below.