Entries tagged with: Larry Gus
As you surely know, Halloween is Saturday (though judging from the amount of people dressed up last weekend, some people may have been confused) and there is no shortage of spooky things to do. The extravaganza that is NYC's annual Village Halloween Parade happens on Saturday on 6th Avenue from just North of Spring Street to 16th Street and lasts from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shine a Light" and you can be in it.
There are also loads of shows to go see on Halloween, including Flipper (with David Yow) at House of Vans, Wax Idols at Saint Vitus, Fred & Toody at Union Pool, The Orwells with just-added Twin Peaks and Shark? at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako and more at Shea Stadium, Skrillex on the Pier of Fear (aka Pier 94), Murphy's Law at Bowery Electric, Ringo Starr at Kings Theatre, the big show at MSG with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer and more (or the other Dead member Phil Lesh just outside of NYC)... and many other show options.
If you wanna get an early start on the spooky action, there's a Cramps tribute happening at Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/29) featuring a whole bunch of cool people: Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), Mick Collins (Dirtbombs/Gories), Jon Spencer (JSBX/Heavy Trash), Palmyra Delran (The Friggs), Sophia Urista (The Veevees), Robert Gordon, Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens (Boss Hog), Jack Ridley (Threats/Drowners), Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks), Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Miss Guy (Toilet Boys), Michael Cummings (Skaters), Mike Edison (Raunch Hands), Pat Phillips (Honduras), Cynthia Ross (New York Junk) plus DJs Jonathan Toubin and Alix Brown. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Toubin, his annual "Monster Mash" and "Haunted Hop" parties happens this year on Saturday at Secret Project Robot and features a host of current NYC bands covering classic NYC bands. Details still to be revealed but it's $10 with costume and $20 without and flyer is below. Also below: Toubin's 2015 Halloween mix.
Other shows: World Inferno Friendship Society will play their annual Hollowmass party at Warsaw on Halloween. These shows are spectacles, often involving elaborate set-pieces, fire-breathing, marching bands and more. Karla Rose and the Thorns, and Vic Thrill also play and tickets are on sale.
DFA Records are throwing a Halloween Party at Palisades on Saturday with Container, Guerilla Toss, Ciarra Black, Pill, Malory, PC Worship, Larry Gus, and Show Me The Body. Tickets are on sale now. And Wolf + Lamb, Mike Simonetti, and Paul Raffaele will be spinning at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Disco Club on Saturday (tickets).
Cameo Gallery, which closes in less than a month, is throwing a "Cameoween" party on Saturday night featuring a live performance by Le1f, DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. This is a FREE party and starts at midnight.
Halloween is also the time for cover shows, where bands play as another, usually more famous band. At Alphaville on Friday (10/30) you can catch Dances as T.Rex, Jangula as David Bowie, Heliotropes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Piers as Fleetwood Mac, and Stringer (mems of Heeney) as The Smiths. That show is $8 at the door. Also on Friday at Union Pool, Motion Studies will perform as Hall & Oates with Fielded (
apparently just being themselves as Kate Bush) also on the bill. That's a free show.
For something more emo on Friday, Washed Up Emo and Bye Week Productions are presenting cover sets of Saves the Day (Stay What You Are in full), The Get Up Kids, Weezer and Guided by Voices at Bar Matchless (10/30). We don't know who all the performers are, but the STD and TGUK sets feature members of Field Mouse (advance tix sold out, but some will be available at doors).
At Cake Shop on Halloween you can see Parlor Walls as Wire, Stringer doing The Smiths again, Dirty Dishes as Stone Temple Pilots, Death to Slater as Bruce Springsteen's 2 Piece Band, The Regrets as Blondie, Hellbirds as The Ramones, and Oh Golly as Violent Femmes (tickets). Following that there's a free dance party featuring exclusively Girl Talk songs...and lasers (free).
Over at Silent Barn on Saturday they'll have Delicate Steve (as Smashing Pumpkins), Celestial Shore (as The Ramones), Very Fresh (as Alanis Morrissette), and Dear Leader doing something they're calling "TRL 1999 w/ Carson Daly." Tickets are on sale and day-of it's $10 at the door with costume or $12 without.
For those who want another chance to dress up their pooches like Pizza Rat or Bagel Pigeon or whatever, there's "Pawfest" at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Saturday afternoon. It starts at noon, is free, and will also feature live performances from The Supertones, The Shipwrecks and The Flesh. Flyer for that is below.
And if you don't mind traveling outside the city just a bit on Halloween, there's Screaming Females as X at Asbury Park's Convention Hell with members of Bouncing Souls and The Parlor Mob covering Hall & Oates, and more; Cypress Hill play The Stony Pony; The Darkness play The Paramount in Huntington, NY; and Sufjan Stevens will be in Jersey City. And that aforementioned Phil Lesh show at The Cap.
by Bill Pearis
Larry Gus, the musical moniker of Greek electronic musician Panagiotis Melidis, will release his second album for DFA, titled I Need New Eyes, on October 2. Where his first album, Silent Congas, was almost entirely sample-based, the new album finds him working with real instruments and more identifiable pop structures. The first single from the record is "NP Complete," a slow-burn groover that grows more compelling across its six minute length. You can stream it below (via Stereogum).
Speaking of DFA, the label is throwing a party they're calling the "DFA Records Summer Hot Dog" at Brooklyn's The Good Room on August 29. The night features "DJ sets by the DFA family + special guests and a VERY special live performance!" That's the extent of the details (who might the live guest be? Museum of Love? Juan Maclean? Holy Ghost? Larry Gus?) but tickets are on sale now and the flyer's below.
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Grant Hart, Forever House, Tinmouth, Funcrusher @ Cake Shop
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's got an active solo career as well, which included the release of 2013's very well-received The Argument. Tonight, Grant and The Anagram Ensemble share an evening to celebrate the release of James Ilgenfritz's opera The Ticket That Exploded on Grant's Con D'Or record label.
Buke and Gase, Zs, Marley G, Fossil @ Aviv
Buke & Gase make their own instruments, and get pretty eccentric sounds out of them, too. They headline this bill of avant/experimental acts.
A-Trak @ Marquee
Producer and co-founder of Fool's Gold Records, A-Trak plays tonight at this West Side bottle service type megaclub.
Lauryn Hill @ Madiba Harlem
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour
Denitia and Sene, The Funk Art, Mamarazzi, Unity @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's music is headlined by Brooklyn dance duo Denitia and Sene.
Ethel, Kaki King, John King @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this performance combines the forces of string quartet ETHEL, guitarist Kaki King; and composer/guitarist/violist John King.
Child Abuse, Microwaves, bbigpigg, Radio Shock @ Muchmores
Do you like noise? This should be a good show for you, with Child Abuse and bbigpigg both creating an intense din.
Ellen Allien, DJ QU, Lauren Ritter @ Output
German DJ/producer Ellen Allien is a multihyphenate, running the influential BPitch Control label, carving out a niche in t-shirt design, and maker of cutting edge dance music. She's stopping in NYC for this gig before heading to Miami's Winter Music Conference next weekend.
Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen (II), Larry Gus, Abu Ashley @ Palisades
Beats in Space host, onetime DFA cohort and general '00s-era party guru Tim Sweeney headlines this show that also features a live performance from DFA-signed Italian producer Larry Gus and more.
Tiger Flowers, So Hideous, Cyperna, Godmaker, Mary Todd
NYC metalcore band Tiger Flowers are a cocktail of furious hardcore interjected with chaotic blasts of screaming feedback, time changes, doomy-riffs that are, most importantly, delivered with tons of live energy.
Bent Shapes, Kindling, Night Powers, Decorum @ The Gutter
Boston's Bent Shapes who make jangly indie pop...but with real bite. Good live, too. They headline this bill put together by the nice folks at Gimme Tinitus and Mirror Universe Tapes.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction w/ Jared Logan, Dave Hill, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Max Silvestri, Eli Sairs, Kara Klenk, Mehran Khag @ Union Hall
This is a live taping of Nerdist podcast "Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction" where comedians read pieces they wrote based on audience suggestions
Cashmere Cat @ Webster Hall
Kanye collaborator Cashmere Cat (who co-produced Ye's new single "Wolves" that he just debuted at his fashion show and then performed on SNL 40) is currently on tour with Ariana Grande but plays this headlining show tonight.
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Body/Head at Saint Vitus in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Jonathan Richman, Hilton Valentine @ Bowery Ballroom
Modern Lover Jonathan Richman has been a continuously active solo artist for decades, and it's been a pretty regular thing that he comes by NYC to do a multi-night run here at least once a year. Tonight he returns for his first of two Bowery Ballroom shows.
Neil Finn @ Le Poisson Rouge
One of the great songwriters of the last 30+ years, Neil Finn has had a long career, making thoughtful pop in Split Enz, Crowded House and on many solo records.
Kathleen Hanna (DJ Set), Ad Rock (DJ Set) @ MoMA
Kim Gordon's current project Body/Head has been pretty active lately. They just played a benefit at Issue Proejct Room last week, and now they're playing this MoMA show as part of the venue's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions."
Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) DJs. Update: Kathleen dropped off, but her husband Ad Rock (of the Beastie Boys) replaced her.
Angel Haze @ Webster Hall
Rapper Angel Haze has some very impressive singles and an EP out, and she's a fierce performer too. Her debut album still awaits a release date, but she she hasn't been inactive. She's been releasing freestyles that contain some genuinely intense stuff. Tonight should get interesting.
High Highs, Grand Resort, Lydia Ainsworth @ Cameo Gallery
Australia's High Highs combine acoustic guitars and airy synths for an enticingly melodic sound; Grand Resort make indiepop inspired by the '80s UK indiepop scene and do it very well.
The Veda Rays, Eastern Hollows, BNLX, Ponyhof, The Charlie Watts Riots, No Sinner @ Pianos
Right in the middle of this jam-packed bill are Minneapolis' BNLX who cheekily mix a decade's worth of post-punk influences into a highly-enjoyable, very loud sound.
World's Fair, RatKing, The Incomparable, Shakespeare, G4SHi @ SOB's
World's Fair have been one of the more exciting NYC rap groups to come up lately, and after having played many recent local shows as an opener, tonight they headline a NYC gig at SOB's.
Paul Johnson, Anthony Naples, Star Eyes, Free Magic @ Output
VICE's electronic branch THUMP are presenting Output's weekly INPUT party this week. Among other things, it includes upcoming NYC producer Anthony Naples, who is worth showing up for.
Computer Magic, White Gallery, Larry Gus @ Baby's All Right
It's a night on the synthy side with the lovely pop sounds of Computer Magic and the off-kilter stylings of DFA artist Larry Gus.
Chip Taylor @ The Cutting Room
Having written both "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing," Chip Taylor has also written dozens of songs for the likes of Hollies, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson. He is also, believe it or not, Jon Voight's brother.
MINKS, ARP @ Mercury Lounge
MINKS made the switch from murky dour post-punk, to bright jangly pop (still with a UK bent) on this year's terrific Tides End.
Nicole Atkins @ MOSCOT LES
Underrated singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs for free at this high-end eyeglass chain's Low East Side store.
Tonstartssbandht, Pink Noise, Jayyce, Jerry Pape @ Silent Barn
Experimental band Tonstartssbandht and/or its members' other projects have been playing NYC a lot lately, and tonight's another chance to catch their wacky, noisy tunes live.
Kim Ann Foxman, Pat Mahoney, Amber Valentine, Murray Hill, Merkin Muffley, Angel Favorite @ Union Pool
Tonight Union Pool hosts the seventh PAT party, JD Samson's "new dance party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want. Video screens with video art. Amazing DJ's and people willing to let go. PAT is everybody mixed up together." Lineup includes Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules and Love Affair), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kathleen Hanna's pal Murray Hill, Amber Valentine, and more.
A Beacon in the Smog: Comedy Benefit for Grist.org @ The Bell House
Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Eleanor Friedberger and Kurt Braunohler perform tonight to raise money for environmental news website Grist.org. Sold Out.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.
They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.
We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.
The Crystal Ark @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
As mentioned, the DFA Records 12th Anniversary Party is this Saturday (5/25) at Brooklyn's wonderous Grand Prospect Hall featuring a cavalcade of the label's talent, including live performances from YACHT, Shit Robot, Black Dice, Planningtorock, Prinzhorn Dance School, Factory Floor and more; and DJ sets from James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Juan Maclean, Tim Sweeny and more. Plus, "special guests." The show's been sold out for some time but more tickets are being released today at 2 PM so here's your chance if you missed out before.
In other news, the Crystal Ark have a few new remixes fo their track "Rain" (from last year's eponymous debut) and we've got the premiere of the Barker & Baumecker remix in this post. Stream that below.
Also as mentioned, YACHT, Prinzhorn Dance School and Larry Gus will play Shea Stadium on Friday (5/24). Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free, we've got a pair to give away. Details on how to enter are below.
Prinzhorn Dance School also play Cameo next Monday (5/27) with DJ sets from DFA labelmates Planningtorock and CREEP, plus a live performance from Dan Bodan who is also playing his first U.S. shows as part of the DFA weekend. Tickets for that show are still available.
That Crystal Ark remix, DFA party flyer and contest details below...
YACHT @ T5, Oct 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
As mentioned before, DFA Records is throwing a 12th Anniversary party on May 25 at Brooklyn's spectacular Grand Prospect Hall, which is part of the Red Bull Music Academy's NYC takeover. That show is now sold out but a few of the acts playing it will be doing another show while here. YACHT, UK duo Prinzhorn Dance School (making their NYC debut) and Larry Gus will play the much smaller (and not quite as glitzy) Shea Stadium on May 24. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (4/24).
Flyer for the show is below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
this is where the DFA anniversary is happening
NYCers might be familiar with the infamous commercials for the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with the proprieters finishing off the commercial by yelling "WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE" at the top of their lungs. I've always thought that the venue -- which is truly fantastic in the textbook definition of the word -- might make an interesting space for a musical event. It has before, including being the home of the world-music oriented Golden Fest.
Apparently I was not alone. We've mentioned it, but never fully given it the attention it deserves. As part of the massive Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC next month, DFA Records will make their dreams come true by hosting their 12th anniversary of party at the dazzling space on May 25, featuring a veritable army of the DFA crew including DJs and live sets from James Murphy, The Rapture, Black Dice (live set), Juan Maclean, Pat Mahoney, The Crystal Ark (live set), YACHT (live set), Sh*t Robot (live set), Planningtorock (live set), Prinzhorn Dance School (live set, their US debut), Still Going, Nancy Whang, Tim Sweeney, Larry Gus, Dan Bodan and Marcus Marr. There are bound to be some surprises in store as well and seems likely to be a very memorable night.
Tickets are still available, but reportedly "dangerously close to selling out."
DFA-related videos and those classic Grand Prospect Hall commercials are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Milano-via-Greece producer Larry Gus has a few releases out already, and he just teamed up with DFA Records for his latest, a free album called Silent Congas. The album weds psychedelic soul hop beats with otherworldly rhythms and soundscapes in a retro-futuristic kind of way that should appeal to fans of Gonjasufi or of the collaborative album by Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and The Congos. You can stream the entire thing and download it for free below.
We know there are always tons of free albums/mixtapes released all the time, but this week has been an especially good one with free albums from Cities Aviv, Action Bronson and the Alchemist, and more. Any other good ones you've grabbed recently?
by Andrew Sacher
Columbus, OH outfit Way Yes released Walkability on Lefse earlier this year. The five-song EP comes with remixes of each song. There's a fair amount of diversity for just five songs, though they wear their influences on their sleeves a bit. "Important," which you can download above, shows the band doing their best Fleet Foxes impression, whereas the title track (video below) pulls almost directly from early '70s Paul Simon. You can also download the polyrhythmic "Ties" and a remix of "Gino" by Larry Gus above.
Way Yes have been playing a few shows here and there this summer, and their next two are in NYC this week: Pianos on Thursday (7/19) with Strange Shapes, Rimar (who is also one of the remixers on the EP), and Railbird (tickets); and Friday (7/20) at Glasslands with Neighbors and Friend Roulette (tickets).
A list of all dates and that video are below.