Entries tagged with: LCD Soundsystem

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Adam Kesher @ Knitting Factory, NYC - Sept 10, 2007 (CRED)
Adam Kesher @ Knitting Factory

Those of you who missed Adam Kesher's NYC debut on Monday night are going to have to wait through a long, cold Adam Kesher-less winter as the band heads into the studio to complete their debut LP upon their return to France on Thursday.

La Decadanse isn't one of you:

I'll cut to the chase. Having only heard Adam Kesher's cover of Para One's "Dun-dundun", I thought it'd be a fun gig to drop by and wasn't expecting much as I admittedly don't frequent venues to see bands. Instead I was awed, absolutely starstruck, completely floored, stupified even! The songs, the actual performance and showmanship which included some heavy fancy footwork and instrument rotations... it just all coalesced into a supercharged set that left the room, which wasn't even packed to capacity, dense with energy.
Their new songs incorporate everything from hip-hop beats, to harmonized and glistening pop vocals, to shredding punk riffs, a cowbell, and of course, a dancey swagger. The boys head home to France on Thursday, but will be laying down a DJ set tonight at the Calvin Harris Afterparty at Happy Ending. Buy them a drink ask them to come back sooner.

Calvin HarrisSpeaking of Calvin Harris, the UK dance sensation has been in town hustling the press circuit in anticipation of his sold out US debut at the Mercury Lounge tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing how the album translates live and I imagine the infectious grooves will have all the girls dancing like crazy. Haven't heard it yet? AOL is streaming the whole thing this week.

Oblivion With BellsI finally got my hands on a copy of Underworld's new album Oblivion With Bells and I couldn't be more excited to see Rick and Karl rip Summerstage apart on Friday night. From even before I heard the first bassline, I haven't been able to shake comparisons to my first encounter with Underworld, 1993's "debut" dubnobasswithmyheadman. The minute I saw the album artwork I've associated the album to that other chaotically black and white designed disc. I don't think the comparison stops at the visual elements. The album is decidedly dark and distinctly Underworld, with pulsing rhythms and conceptually poetic lyrics, but some tracks delve into more atmospheric and funky melodic soundscapes that remind me of the album progression and urban feel of their earlier disc. Stay tuned for an interview with Karl next week: we'll get into all that. The latest tour dates are at their site.

Simian Mobile DiscoSimian Mobile Disco bring their mobile live rave and light live show back to NYC this weekend on Saturday night at Gramercy Theater. If you missed their stellar Studio B gig, get to this one. It will be a good musical benchmark for next weekend's Chemical Brother's double header: one indoors midtown, one outdoors pool. The pool show also features Ladytron. All CB tour dates in a previous post, and don't forget SMD will be at CMJ too.

Larry TeeLarry Tee is gonna be busy this month. He's launching TWO new parties this weekend at Sugarland (221 N. 9th St in Williamsburg). Clever readers will note that 221 N. 9th is indeed the old Capone's and its not all going to the boys. While Fridays are the aptly named "BOYQUAKE," Saturday is the more mixed Happy Birthday Club.

Time Out also catches up with Larry as he is launching the multi-day Dance Music Invasion 2007 in just a few weeks on October 3 - 6. Ferry Corsten, Erick Morillo, and Christopher Just are the only confirmed artists. Stay tuned to the official website for more news.

DiploDiplo and Switch are going out on tour together, they hit Studio B for Meanred's Korupt night on Saturday Sept. 29th (rescheduled from Sept 08th). Pitchfork sat down with Diplo to discuss the tour, his work with Switch, and his Pitchfork Mix (MP3), very cool that he gives Drop the Lime a shout out.

Heading out to Austin this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival? Grizzly Bear and Art Brut not your thing? Can't decide between M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem? Well, maybe see M.I.A. in the day, and then check out LCD Soundsystem at night - Friday night at Red 7. Or see LCD Soundsystem twice. UPDATE: Thanks commenters for bringing up the fact that the "LCD Soundsystem" set is only a DJ set.

More Austin party details, and NYC event listings, below....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (09/12/07)"

Very interestingThe latest lineup for the October 6th show at Randall's Island in NYC is: Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Les Savy Fav, Blonde Redhead, and Wild Light (them?)

Also, since we last spoke, Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem announced the rest of their dates together, and a limited edition split 7"...

The two bands are also pairing up to produce a limited edition split 7" single featuring LCD Soundsystem's cover of Joy Division's "No Love Lost" and Arcade Fire's cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Poupee de Cire". The single will be available exclusively on the tour dates and through the bands' websites
All tour dates below...

Continue reading "BLONDE REDHEAD playing Randall's Island, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM & ARCADE FIRE making a record ++ updated Tour Dates"

(like CSS,) Bao Nguyen was on hand at the 2007 Virgin Festival in Baltimore this past weekend - Polaroid camera in hand....

Virgin Festival 2007

more photos below....

Continue reading "'Virgin in Polaroids' (some pics from the Virgin Festival)"

Perry Farrell & Ted Leo
Lollapalooza 2007

Daft Punk
Lollapalooza 2007

more pictures below.....

Continue reading "Photos from Lollapalooza 2007 - Day 1"

Citysol 2007 (MORE)
Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav riding paul on stage @ Citysol

As has been said, and will probably be said some more, the idea of Les Savy Fav being added to the bill of Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem @ Randall's Island is pretty awesome (and true). Tickets for the October 6th show are still on sale - as are tickets to Les Savy Fav's other two upcoming NYC shows.

In related news: I posted something last week about upcoming Metric shows, and how Emily haines contributed some piano (yes, just piano) to the new Les Savy Fav record. Well, since then her tour dates became more official and announced, so those (along with the latest Arcade Fire tour dates) are below....

Continue reading "LES SAV FAV opening for ARCADE FIRE & LCD SOUNDSYSTEM + updated METRIC Tour Dates"

Randall's Island

There will be a presale for the NYC show @ Randall's Island, and for a few other announced dates. Details below...

Continue reading "Arcade Fire presale (& regular sale)"

the 2007 Coney Island Siren Festival (CRED)
Siren Festival 2007

If you were at the 2007 Village Voice Siren Festival in Coney Island yesterday, you may have noticed 'Bowery Presents'-sponsored messages connected to a plane that was flying over the beach. One of them advertised Interpol @ Madison Square Garden. Another I saw mentioned Modest Mouse @ McCarren Pool, and a third was the first announcement that LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire are playing together in NYC on October 6th. They left out the venue, but I can assure you that this show will in fact be at Randall's Island. Other known tour dates below....

Continue reading "ARCADE FIRE & LCD SOUNDSYSTEM playing Randall's Island + other 2007 Tour Dates"

ScannersWow. As reported by everyone, LCD Soundsystem will be touring this fall with Arcade Fire. There's a presale right now for just one date in Colarado. They're also both playing September 20th at the Hollywood Bowl (One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a current seating capacity of just under 18,000), and at Austin City Limits. Where will they play in NYC? MSG? More TBA soon.

All known tour dates for both bands below....

Continue reading "Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem touring together"

Franz FerdinandIt's true. The small NYC show Franz Ferdinand promised, will take place at Bowery Ballroom on June 13, 2007. No ticket info yet. Interpol is supposedly going on at 10 tonight with just a DJ as opener. The video by Anna McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand covering LCD Soundsystem, below....

Continue reading "Franz Ferdinand & Interpol playing Bowery Ballroom"

DOWNLOAD: James Murphy - DFA Radio Mix 2005 Cd1 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: James Murphy - DFA Radio Mix 2005 Cd2 (MP3)

I just woke up from a much-needed nap that was the result of non-stop moving that went something like: LCD @ Studio B --> not-much-sleep --> family --> Monday blogging. Now I feel better, so it's time to say that, once again, LCD brought the house down (@ Studio B Saturday night)....

LCD Soundsystem @ STudio B

How was Webster Hall?

I never saw Studio B that packed - especially when LCD started (an hour after they were supposed to start which made it impossible for me to get to Manhattan to also see Dan Deacon) - it was PACKED. I started in the back, but eventually made my way up front where the dance floor resembled a mosh pit. My clothes quickly turned from dry to (sw)wet.

James made two things very clear:
1) He was drunk
2) The three songs at the end were not an encore. They were merely LCD Soundsystem going upstairs for a short break to ensure that they/he do/does not puke on stage.

LCD Soundsystem played Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Friday and Saturday (March 30th & 31st). I went Friday, and I wish I went Saturday too, and I wish they were playing there every single day because I think that was one of my favorite concerts ever - definitely one of the best I've seen in Bowery Ballroom - definitely-possibly the most people I've ever seen dancing and friendly-dance-moshing at Bowery Ballroom. Must go to Studio B and/or Webster Hall. Here's a picture from Bowery:

LCD Soundsystem @ Bowery Ballroom

Last time I saw LCD at Bowery I wasn't AS into it - I can't really remember why. This time I loved it. Read more reviews at Qbertplaya, Music Slut, and Pop Tarts.

Planningtorock opened, but I missed them/her.

Previously
* LCD Soundsystem & other new streaming CDs & related stuff
* LCD Soundsystem - Studio B & Webster Hall on sale

DOWNLOAD: London, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (unofficial remix) (MP3) (MORE)

Sound of SilverIt's a great week for new streaming releases at AOL. You can listen to the new Ted Leo, LCD Soundsystem, El-P, Modest Mouse, Willy Mason, and Andrew Bird.

It's also a good week for "Best New Music" with LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver landing a 9.2 and Panda Bear's Person Pitch getting an even higher 9.4 - .3 short of Funeral. I don't use numeric scales, but I also really love both albums.

The Village Voice has great features on LCD Soundsystem (and here) and El-P.

The NY Times also covered LCD Soundsystem and El-P.

More unofficial 'Sound of Silver' remixes like the one above, here.

More LCD in this week's dance post. More El-P in this week's hip hop post. More new releases in this week's new releases. Panda Bear tickets still on sale.

LCD Soundsytem, 2007
May 12 @ Studio B - tickets
May 14 @ Webster Hall - tickets

Previously
* the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (02/16/07)
* all the LCD Soundsystem 2007 Tour Dates & the video

March 30 @ Bowery Ballroom - sold out
March 31 @ Bowery Ballroom - sold out
May 12 @ Studio B - sold out??
May 14 @ Webster Hall - on sale at noon

LCD Soundsystem is also playing Coachella (like Daft punk did)

I mentioned a rumored Brooklyn LCD Soundsystem show back when the Bowery Ballroom shows went on sale. Now according to Ticketweb (thx Adam) it looks like it's happening May 12th at Studio B, BUT it also looks sold out. Did anyone get a ticket?

RELATED: Help James Murphy make Sound of Silver #1

LCD SoundsystemThe first one just went on sale and sold out less than an hour ago.

Show two on sale now.

'North American Scum' video shoot (yep, for a new video)
LCD Soundsystem video shoot

(I've been listening to a lot of of) LCD Soundsystem's new album "Sound of Silver" (which) is (officially) out on DFA/Capitol Records on March 20th.

...the follow-up to the massively acclaimed and eponymous 2005 debut, was recorded over the summer of 2006 in a farm in upstate New York by Murphy and visitors from the big city including live band members Nancy Whang, Pat Mahoney and Tyler Pope. There, between silver foil-covered walls, nine tracks were crafted...
A Spring tour announcement is on the way, but in the meantime we know that tickets (thx Bill) go on sale Friday at noon for a March 30th LCD show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

It's also rumored that LCD are playing a Brooklyn show some time around then too, and speaking of a Brooklyn show - Night Time presents Carl Craig and DFA DJ Tim Sweeney at Studio B Friday night. And then of course there's DFA DJ Juan Maclean with Professor Murder at Hiro Ballroom TONIGHT.

All known tour dates below...

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem "Sound of Silver" - new album & Tour Dates"

If you missed it, I'm giving away tickets to see LCD Soundsystem at the Nokia Theatre in NYC. Thanks for all the responses so far. No reason to keep the contest going until tomorrow, so enter now if you want to win. Stay tuned for more contests coming soon.

Note: As many have pointed out, The Juan Maclean are no longer opening.

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LCD Soundsystem

Bowery Presents LCD Soundsystem and Juan Mclean at the Nokia Theatre in NYC on Wednesday November 23rd. I have two tickets to give away. THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

STUFF
* I promise I won't share/sell your email address.
* Let me know if you don't want to be added to a BrooklynVegan mailing list that I might create in the future.
* You have to answer the question to be qualified. (No "open links in a new window" requests please)
* I'll pick one winner at random.
* Your name (+1) will be placed on guestlist.
* Contest closes Tuesday November 21st @ 8 PM.

LCD Soundsystem at Jones Beach is weird. Tickets on sale Saturday. (thx Matt!)

Previously

LCD Soundsystem @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC | Pics

Tickets are on sale for LCD Soundsystem's gig at Webster Hall on June 10th.

Everyone and their mother was at the Bowery show Saturday night...
Tale of Two cities says that James Murphy is So New York it Hurts.
More in the Monitor has a review.
Fluxblog was there too. So was One Louder and The Modern Age.

LCD Soundsystem

These pictures are from LCD Soundsystem's performance Saturday night, April 2nd, 2005 at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

LCD Soundsystem

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC | Pics"