Entries tagged with: Lemonade
by Bill Pearis
Cascine Records is home to a lot of effervescent, chilled synthpop. (Does that make them the champagne of labels?) Three of their artists -- UK act Chad Valley, Brooklyn's Lemonade (who just signed with the label after being on True Panther) and New Zealand's Yumi Zouma -- will be participating in a three-city July jaunt dubbed the "Cascine & Friends Tour," with shows in NYC, LA and Toronto. At each one they'll be paired with artists from different likeminded labels. NYC's show happens on July 12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and will also feature Ghostly Intl. artists Lusine and Xeno & Oaklander. Tickets to MHOW go on AmEx presale today (5/14) at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (5/16) at noon. Dates and lineups for the LA and Toronto shows are listed below.
Yumi Zouma's debut EP came out back in February on Cascine and, like a much of what's on the label, their airy pop is part '80s soft rock, part '80s synthpop. It's pretty good too -- and sounds very similar to Montreal's TOPS (who play the Toronto date of the tour). You can listen to a few songs below.
Lusine (aka LA resident Jeff McIlwain) released The Waiting Room on Ghostly last year and it's full of gently arpeggiated synths and bubbling electro percussion. It's also got a good cover of Electronic's "Get the Message" which you can stream below. Xeno & Oaklander's new album, Par Avion, will be out June 24 on Ghostly.
Most of the acts on the Cascine and Friends Tour are featured on a mix just for this occasion put together by Coyote Clean Up and you can stream that below too.
All dates of the tour are listed, along with streams, below...
Dum Dum Girls at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Dum Dum Girls, Blouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Having released their poppy Too True earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls' tour hits NYC this week for two shows. Don't miss openers Blouse who have turned into a formidable live band.
Solids, PUP, Pachangacha @ Mercury Lounge
These three rowdy rock bands just hit Glasslands last night, and tonight they return to rage with you at Mercury Lounge. The Japandroids-y Solids and SideOneDummy-signed punks PUP are in town on their way back to Canada from SXSW, and Pachangacha bring over their Dino Jr-isms from CT.
Classixx, GEMS @ MHOW
LA dance duo Classixx return to NYC to get the dancefloors moving here once again, and this time they're bringing Washington ethereal dancepop duo GEMS with them.
Ava Luna, Ryan Power, Guerilla Toss, Jerry Paper, Krill, Ashcan Orchestra, Railings @ Silent Barn
This bill is loaded with Northeast representation: it's the last hometown show for NYC funk punks Ava Luna before they head to Europe, plus Vermont pop weirdo Ryan Power, Massachusetts art punks Guerilla Toss, their indie rock Mass. neighbors Krill and more.
Vertical Scratchers, Boogarins, Adult Dude @ Glasslands
John Schmersal has previously led the great Brainiac and Enon, and now he's fronting a new project, Vertical Scratchers. They make their NYC debut tonight, and the whole bill is solid with Brazilian psych rockers Boogarins (one of the more talked about bands at SXSW this year) and NYC punks Adult Dude.
Liam Finn w/ Connan Mockasin, Love As Laughter @ Union Pool
Liam Finn wraps up his March "murmuration" residency at Union Pool with fellow New Zealander Connan Mockasin who definitely will bring a wildcard element to the evening.
Talib Kweli, Res, Sonnymoon, Soul Inscribed, Gentei Kaijo, Javi Santiago, EE Delray, Malik Work, Alex Pasternak of Lemonade, Aka Suga @ LPR
Via LPR's site, "Started in 2012, The Lesson is a live band, improvised 'experimental hip-hop groove session' that takes place every Thursday night on the Lower East Side, and welcomes a variety of musicians, singers, and emcees to its stage." Tonight The Lesson celebrates its 2-year anniversary with some great guests including Talib Kweli and his Idle Warship partner Res.
Delicate Steve, Javelin, Anand Wilder @ Rough Trade
Tonight as part of Rough Trade's Moog installation, Delicate Steve, Javelin and Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wilder will put on a collaborative performance with its equipment. It's free, 8 - 11 PM. Flyer below.
Bluffing, Huge Pupils, Heaven's Gate, Slonk Donkerson, M.O.T.O. @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's a record release show for Bluffing's new EP, Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom. We like Heaven's Gate and Slonk Donkerson too.
DTCV, Spaceships, Max Low, Marzipan @ The Grand Victory
Jim Greer spent time in Guided by Voices and, for many years, was one of SPIN's best writers. His band DTCV (pronounced "detective") make post-VU indie rock.
Martha Wainwright, JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Edie Falco, Dawn O'Porter, Yael Stone, Amelia Lester @ The Bell House
"Australian literary salon" Women of Letters, which "involves five or six female writers, performers, actors, politicians, and artists joining together to revive the lost art of letter writing," returns to the US tonight with various guests including singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, The Sopranos' Edie Falco, MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson, Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone, and more.
The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.
Tonight's Allman Brothers Band show (and the rest of their run) at Beacon Theatre has been postponed.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Bill Pearis
Happy Jawbone Family Band
Mexican Summer's 5th Anniversary celebration is this weekend (October 11 & 12) happening at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. The shows will happen inside and outdoors and Friday (10/11) features Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Mike Wexler, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, and Home Blitz; Saturday (10/12) has Spiritualized, No Joy, Connan Mockasin (first US show), a reunited Lansing-Dreiden, Co-La, Lilacs & Champagne, Happy Jawbone Family Band, folk cult hero Linda Perhacs (first NY show), Quilt, Weyes Blood and Soldiers of Fortune. Tickets are still available in a variety of bundles, some of which include a commemorative 250-page book and 10" vinyl compilation (which you can buy separately too). The daily schedule is listed below.
The 10" record that comes with the book features exclusive collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bobb Trimble and Quilt and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain and Ashrae Fax.) This music is exclusive to the book and will not be available digitally. There were 1000 made.
Many of the bands playing have new records either out now or on the way. Brattleboro, VT collective Happy Jawbone Family Band will release their brand new, self-titled LP next week (10/15) via the label. These guys have put out a lot of music -- some of which was collected for Tastes The Broom earlier this year -- but this is a pretty tight, cohesive and enjoyable record. And though the name gives off vibes of folk/bluegrass/jam/etc it would fit in alongside a mix with Fresh & Onlys or Built to Spill on it. You can stream the whole thing over at Pitchfork. You can also catch HJFB tonight (10/10) at Death by Audio with Gull, Lutkie and Painted Faces.
They'll also be around next week for CMJ, playing Cameo on Wednesday (10/16) with Eternal Summers, TEEN, Quilt, Bleeding Rainbow, and Mood Rings who are also on Mexican Summer but are not scheduled to play the anniversary. All dates are listed below.
Speaking for Boston's Quilt, they also have a new single, "Arctic Shark," coming out on Mexican Summer at the end of the Month and you can stream that below. That song will be on the band's new album, Held in Splendor, which will be out January 28.
No Joy, who were here not so long ago, will release a new four-song EP, Pastel And Pass Out, on November 5. Like their terrific Wait to Pleasure LP, this new 12" was produced by Jorge Elbrecht (of Lansing-Dreiden and Violens) and you can stream a track from that below.
Connan Mockasin (kind of the New Zealand analogue of Ariel Pink), who will play his first-ever US show at this, releases his new album, Caramel on November 5 as well. You can stream "I'm The Man, That Will Find You" below.
Speaking of Ariel Pink, he closes out Friday night's show and has a new collaborative single with Jorge Elbrecht which you can stream below. Jorge has his fingerprints all over this weekend, as Lansing-Dreiden are reuniting for Saturday's show (which should be interesting) and he released a single with Tamaryn as well as the above-mentioned No Joy records.
And J. Spaceman of Spiritualized plays tonight (10/10) at 7 Dunham Gallery with Glen Hasnard and Sean Bones as part of a Daniel Johnston photo book exhibition.
The Rockabus was originally going to provide transportation from Williamsburg and Borough Hall to Red Hook but that is not happening now. Public transportation will get you there eventually.
Quilt, Happy Jawbone, and No Joy tour dates are listed, along with the Mexican Summer Five Years schedule, streams and a flyer, below...
Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Neko Case, AC Newman @ Radio City Music Hall
Neko Case has another lovely album under her belt -- The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You -- and will play one of NYC's most regal venues. Her New Pornographers bandmate, AC Newman, opens the show.
Matias Aguayo, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Matias Aguayo has been making quality music for years, both as a solo artist and also as one half of German duo Closer Muzik, but his career got a bit of a boost (at least in North America) when he collaborated with Battles to sing lead on their song "Ice Cream." Tonight he returns to NYC for a FIXED party.
'We Have An Anchor' @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the first of three performances and tickets are still available.
Vista Chino, Black Pussy, Kings Destroy @ Bowery Ballroom
For a while, John Garcia and Brant Bjork of stoner metal legends Kyuss were operating as Kyuss Lives, but they've since changed the band's name to Vista Chino, and also just released a new album, Peace?.
Porches, Laser Background, Isadora, What Moon Things @ Cake Shop
Local "bummer-pop" band Porches have been having a pretty good year with the recognition they've been getting for their new album, and tonight they've got another of their many hometown shows, happening at Cake Shop.
Allah-Las, Reverbation (DJ set) @ Mercury Lounge
Los Angeles' Allah-Las do a great job of making '60s West Coast pysch pop their own, as heard on last year's debut album. They play two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight, both of them sold-out.
Saves The Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Long-running NJ pop punks Saves the Day, who released their first album on Equal Vision since 1999's Through Being Cool this year (stream it), are in NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening is Pitchfork-approved emo singer/songwriter Into It. Over It. and Hostage Calm (who also play CMJ).
SECRET HEADLINER, Iron Chic, Banquets, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
Jaded Punk, who wishes Saves the Day wold be good again, is hosting a show at Saint Vitus, not very far from MHOW, with a secret headliner and a lineup of pop punk openers, including Banquets (who opened Saves the Day's NJ holiday show in 2011). Hmmm...
UPDATE: You can now RSVP to the Jaded Punk show starting at 1 PM, and you will not be admitted without RSVP.
Okkervil River, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Pickwick @ Terminal 5
Indie folk band Okkervil River have been at it for over a decade now, and even if their most memorable records are behind them, their newer stuff, including this year's The Silver Gymnasium, is still pretty good.
Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass, Wyatt Cenac @ The Bell House
It's once again time for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and tonight's kickoff event is titled "The Urbane Comedy Hour: Non-Stop Courtesy and Culture Through the Prism of Comedy." Sounds deep. Sold out.
Telepathe, Eraas, Advaeta, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ The Bowery Electric
Spacey duo Telepathe headline this show, but fans of gothy postpunk might want to go just to check out Eraas and Advaeta.
Lee Foss, Mosco, T.Williams, French Fries @ Output
At this point, UK house producer Lee Foss might be more famous for his "supergroup" Hot Natured, but his own music still sets off dance floors too, and he'll do that at tonight's weekly INPUT party at Output.
Carcass, Immolation @ The Gramercy Theatre
British death metal legends Carcass released Surgical Steel, their first album since reuniting, this year (and first since 1996), and it's no nostalgia act; this is one of the contenders for metal AOTY. So naturally there's a ton of excitement behind this week's NYC shows, both of which are sold out. Tonight's their second of the two shows.
Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash continues his three-night run at City Winery tonight.
Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.
DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch @ Santos Party House
Like they did last month, Santos is hosting The Originals party with DJ sets from these hip hop vets.
Elliot Sharp, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Oula Chighaly, Eli Keszler @ Issue Project Room
The Issue Project Room's 10th anniversary celebration continues tonight, headlined by avant-guitarist improvisationalist, Elliot Sharp.
Rewards, Bad Girlfriend, Cheerleader, Mt. Royal @ Pianos
Bad Girlfriend are better than your average girl-group-inspired garagey combo. You can check out a few recordings from last year below. Their debut album, due early next year, is being produced Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, who also play tonight. It's all in the family.
Communication Corporation, Mannequin Pussy, Vacation Jason, Shivering Brigade @ Death By Audio
Tonight is another of The Chris Gethard Show's "Weirdest Bands We Know" shows. Question is are they the weirdest band you know?
Gate, Tom Carter, Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett @ Union Pool
Four experimental musicians -- Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C), Tom Carter (of Charlambides), and the duo of Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards) -- team up for a show at Union Pool tonight.
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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by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Lemonade - Skyballer (MP3)
Brooklyn's electronic duo Lemonade released Diver last year and while there's no word of a follow-up just yet, the band did release a new single this week. "Skyballer" was co-produced by L-Vis 1990 is more focused (and catchy) than anything heard from the band to date. You can download it above or stream it below.
Lemonade are playing a free show with Javelin at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday (8/28) with DJ sets from Tanlines too. The event is part of Levis' "Commuter Bike Shop" tour. You do need to RSVP to attend.
The night after that (8/29) Lemonade will also DJ the free Captured Tracks kickoff party at South Street Seaport's Topsider bar.
Lemonade single stream below...
by Bill Pearis
Last month, LA duo Soft Metals released Lenses, their second album for Captured Tracks. The record is loaded blue steel minimal synth grooves and breathy vocals, the perfect for you next trip to Mega-City One. You can stream single "Tell Me" and watch the video for the album's title track below.
Soft Metals (not to be confused with their labelmates The Soft Moon) will be in NYC next weekend for the Captured Tracks CT5 Fifth Anniversary festival that happens at The Well. They play the second night (September 1) which also features Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak and Blouse, and tickets are still available. The date is part of a late-summer tour for the duo and all dates are listed below.
Speaking of CT5, there is now a free kickoff party happening on Thursday, August 29 at Topsider Bar at South Street Seaport (right by Smorgasbar). The night starts with an Other Music-sponsored listening party for Blouse's new album, and will then feature DJ sets from Anthony Naples and Lemonade. That starts early (6:30 PM). Flyer for that party is below.
All dates are listed, along with streams and flyer, below...
DOWNLOAD: DJ Dodger Stadium - Warm Up/FADER Mix (MP3)
This weekend, NYC label True Panther will be throwing a party on Rockaway Beach at the Playland Motel on Sunday. It features DJ sets by UK producer Hyetal, Brooklyn synth popsters Lemonade, Paris' 2 Chenz, Van Rivers, Cool Places Soundsystem, and "some very very special guests." It runs from 4PM to 2AM and it's totally free. More info at the Facebook event. Flyer below.
Hyetal is in town this weekend for his previously discussed appearances at Glasslands on Friday (8/9 with Braille (of Sepalcure), Jim-E Stack, and DJ True Panther (tickets) and Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (10/10) with his Velour collaborator Julio Bashmore, Detroit techno vets Octave One, and a collaboration from Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy under the name DJ Dodger Stadium (tickets).
DJ Dodger Stadium made this week's Warm Up/FADER Mix, and you download that above, or stream it below.
Meanwhile, Julio Bashmore got to NYC a little earlier in the week to open for fellow Jessie Ware collaborators Disclosure at their Central Park show with TNGHT. At that show, Sam Smith joined Disclosure on stage for "Latch," and he plays his own NYC show TONIGHT (8/8) at Mercury Lounge (sold out). Support at the show comes from Lawrence Rothman, who we also just caught at Glasslands last night (8/7).
Flyer and Warm Up mix below...
Cut Copy at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Cut Copy have been talking about a new album, and playing some new songs at their festival appearances this festival. They've now released the studio version of one of those songs, "Let Me Show You." Listen below.
Meanwhile, CC bassist Ben Browning
will DJ at Cameo on August 24 with additional sets by Ben Steidel (Lemonade), and Evan Michael. Tickets are on sale now. UPDATE: Ben Browning is no longer DJing, Avan Lava and Midnight Magic will now spin at this late night party.
Washed Out (the nom-de-synthe Ernest Greene) is gearing up for the August 13 release of his third album, Paracosm, with a few events this week, two of which happen in NYC. On Friday (8/2), Williamsburg's funky ice cream shop OddFellows will debut its "Paracosm" flavor, which is rose-tinged raspberry ice cream. (It's not vegan, but they do have sorbets and other vegan options.) The "Paracosm" ice cream was worked on together by Greene and the folks at OddFellows, which is run by Sam Mason who used to be pastry chef at WD-50 and was host of IFC's Dinner with the Band. You can get free samples of at OddFellows on Friday from 4 PM - 8 PM and the album will be playing continuously in the store.
Then on Sunday, August 4, Greene will host a "Washed Out Pool Party" at the Lower East Side Thompson Hotel (which does indeed have a rooftop pool). The party goes from 2 PM - 7 PM and also features DJ sets from Chrome Sparks, Small Black and Lemonade. It's free with RSVP.
Before those NYC events, Greene will be at LA's Sonos Studio on Monday (7/29), performing stripped down arrangements of Paracosm songs in a special "light house" installation. Following the performance, Greene will sit down with NCSN deejay Nick Harcourt for a Q&A. That is free with RSVP as well.
Bear in Heaven at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (more by Greg Cristman)
Kent Avenue club Glasslands is turning seven this summer and they're throwing a birthday party on July 25 with live sets from Bear in Heaven and Quinn Walker and DJ sets from Lemonade and Aaron of Rewards. It's $5 at the door but you do need to RSVP.
As you may know, Bear in Heaven just wrapped up their tour with Wire, having played Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (7/16). And if you want to see Lemonade play live instead of DJ, they'll be at Mercury Lounge next Saturday (7/27) with Selebrities. That show is free but you need to RSVP via the Thrillcall mobile app.
Glasslands birthday party flyer below.
Forgetters at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As mentioned, Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year and it begins TONIGHT (4/11), continuing through Sunday (4/14). Most shows happen at Europa, and there's also a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market. When we first posted the lineup, there was a "Surprise Special Guest TBA" listed for Saturday's show, and we've since learned that it's Forgetters, the currently project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, who released their self titled album in late 2012.
The Forgetters show is with Monogold, Clouder, and Quiet Loudly. Other bands playing other days of the festival include Peelander-Z, The Suzan, Eula, Cat Martino, Lemonade, and more. Tickets for individual nights and 4-day passes are still available. Updated lineup below.
Forgetters are also playing a Record Store Day (4/20) in-store at Generation Records with Swearin' (who have other local shows with Shellshag coming up), Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf), and Livids (whose lineup includes New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson, and who just opened for The Hives). Blake Schwarzenbach will be DJing, along with Tom Scharpling and others.
Meanwhile, in other Brain Cave Festival related news, Lemonade have been added as an opener to the previously discussed John Talabot tour, including his NYC show on May 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are still available.
All Lemonade dates are listed, along with the updated Brain Cave lineup, below...
Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year from April 11 to 14 at Europa. The festival features four days of local bands including Peelander-Z, Eula, The Suzan, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Cat Martino, and more. The full lineup and schedule, along with the trailer video and flyer for the festival, are below.
Tickets for each individual night and a 4-day pass option are on sale now.
Schedule, video, and flyer below...
Class Actress @ River Rocks 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Class Actress and Erika Spring are playing a free show in NYC at 285 Kent this Thursday (1/10) with DJ sets from Neon Indian, Chairlift, and Lemonade. The show is all-ages and more info can be found here.
Class Actress is currently working on her follow-up to 2011's Rapprocher. Erika Spring, meanwhile, is both working on her solo debut and the new Au Revoir Simone album...both of which should be out this year.
Flyer for the 285 Kent show below...
by Bill Pearis
A still from 'The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia'
Tim Maia had a huge voice, with appetites to match. The voice made him one of Brazil's most popular singers for nearly 30 years, a pioneer in adapting American soul music to Brazilian tastes; the outsized cravings for drugs, alcohol and food derailed his career, killing him in 1998, just as he seemed to be getting back on track.Back in October, Luaka Bop released Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia, a project the label had been trying to make happen for over ten years. You can stream the whole thing below via Rdio. To help promote the collection Luaka Bop made a short animated film chronicling Maia's wild life that is narrated by Devendra Banhart (who has a new album coming). It airs on cable network IFC on Monday (12/17). But folks in NYC can catch the premiere of the short at free screening of it at Videology in Williamsburg on Sunday (12/16). The afternoon party (5 - 7 PM) features DJs sets from Lemonade, True Panther Sound System and Matthew of RVNG Intl. There will also be "Christmas cookies, Christmas drinks and Christmas give-aways." More info is here.
But now, nearly 15 years later, Maia's comeback seems to be complete: a musical about him has been one of the biggest hits of the last year in his hometown, Rio de Janeiro; a biopic is in the works; and his influence can be heard in contemporary Brazilian pop stars like Seu Jorge and Marcelo D2. - [NY Times]
Meanwhile, as mentioned, Lemonade are performing live Saturday night (12/15) at Glasslands, along with Rush Midnight, Star Eyes, Jubilee, with True Panther on DJ duty. It's a late show, doors at 11:30 PM, and tickets are still available. Lemonade and True Panther, don't forget to set your alarm on Sunday!
Flyer for the premiere party and Tim Maia album stream are below.
Recent RVNG signee Holly Herndon will release her new album, Movement, on the label this Tuesday (11/13). You can stream the track, "Fade," from that album below and listen to the entire thing over at NPR. She'll be playing a record release for the album in Brooklyn on November 16 at 285 Kent with labelmate Blondes and Maxmillion Dunbar. Admission for the show is $10 at the door and it's a late show with doors opening at midnight. The show flyer is below.
Meanwhile, Blondes will DJ in Brooklyn TONIGHT (11/8) at Glasslands along with Lemonade (also DJing) and more TBA for the B A N A N A S 1 year anniversary party. The show is free with RSVP. Doors are at 11:45 PM.
Meanwhile, Rush Midnight has other upcoming shows including another in NYC this Friday (11/9) at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all Rush Midnight dates and the Holly Herndon track stream and album info are below.
The Airborne Toxic Event have added a second show at Webster Hall, which will happen on January 16, 2013, one day after their sold out show at the venue (1/15). Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with a regular on-sale on Friday (11/9) at noon.
Lemonade and Rush Midnight play Glasslands on December 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
We're giving away tickets to the Tinderbox Music Festival happening this Sunday at Webster Hall (it's also a benefit)
words and photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Django Django @ Bowery Ballroom - 10/2/12
Scottish four-piece and Mercury Prize nominees Django Django wowed their largest NYC crowd to date (this was the third area show in the band's short history) for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom last night (10/2). They played 12 of the 13 gorgeously crafted pop songs from their self titled album (leaving out "Zumm Zumm"). The pounding rhythms supported by layered harmony/melody collaborations kept the Bowery Ballroom crowd shuffling their feet and waving their smart phones aloft all night long. The highlight of the evening was the crowd's reaction to the altered and extended riff section from single "Default." They apologized for only playing an hour-long set but reminded the audience that they only had one album's worth of material.
Django Django's North American tour wraps up with another NYC show on Thursday (10/4) at Knitting Factory with Eraas, then they'll head back to the UK for some dates over there. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are still available.
Electropop outfit Lemonade opened last night's show. More pictures of both bands and Django Django's setlist are below.
DOWNLOAD: Emily Wells - Mama Remixed (ZIP)
Emily Wells at Bowery Ballroom, April 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Emily Wells released Mama Remixed, which takes her entire album, Mama, from earlier this year and gives it a new spin. Says Emily:
I couldn't be more excited to announce the release of "Mama Remixed". In collaboration with 13 artists, each song from the record has been remixed and a few of them twice! With contributions from Lemonade, Jeremiah Jae, Ed Rodriguez of Deerhoof, Kid Koala, Dan the Automator, Live Footage, Timmy Straw, The Blow... (just to name a few), I'm honored to be in such good company.You can download Mama Remixed for free above or stream it below. Emily is also out on the road touring with Dark Dark Dark. That tour hits NYC soon: October 12 at Knitting Factory (tix) and October 13 at Le Poisson Rouge (tix). All tour dates are listed below.
I hope you'll enjoy these and spread them around. We wanted to make something special to explore these songs further and to thank you for being so good to me and supporting my work.
Django Django at Glasslands, March 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As posted previously, Scotland's Django Django, who are giving their excellent debut LP a US release on September 25 via Domino imprint Ribbon Music (John Maus, Lower Dens), will be returning to North America for a tour here, which kicks off in Chicago next week. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on October 2, which Lemonade is opening. Tickets for that show are still available, and the band just announced that they'll stick around to play another NYC show on October 4 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.
The US release of their album, which will be available as gatefold double LP and CD, will include four bonus tracks, "Drumforms," "Bail Hop," a killer dub mix of "Skies Over Cairo" by Adrian Sherwood's On U Sound and "Default (Tom Furse Remix)." The album is available for pre-order now.
A spotify stream of their album, a couple videos, and an updated list of dates are below.
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Nite Jewel at Le Poisson Rouge 8/23/2012
Nite Jewel and Peanut Butter Wolf teamed up to perform Kraftwerk's 1981 LP, Computer World, in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night (8/23). They were joined by special guests Chrome Canyon and DJ Scott Mou. Pictures from that show are in this post.
Nite Jewel's tour continues and hits Montauk's Surf Lodge on Saturday (8/25). More pics from Thursday night's LPR show are below.
photos by Leia Jospe
Teengirl Fantasy at The Waldorf Hotel - 8/17/12
Teengirl Fantasy released their excellent new album, Tracer, this week, and as mentioned several times, they'll celebrate it with an album release party in NYC TONIGHT (8/23) aboard a Rocks Off Cruise with Lemonade, MikeQ, and Massacooramaan. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, and we're also giving away a few pairs. (You still have time to enter!) Teengirl Fantasy will be performing live with vocals from Kelela (who sings on the album's stunning single, "EFX") and drums from Dutch E Germ. The show will be aboard The Harbor Lights and it boards at 7 PM. The flier for tonight's show is below.
Teengirl Fantasy kicked off their North American tour earlier this month, and were just in NYC for a East River Park show on Monday (8/20), and before that played The Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver (8/17) with Gatekeeper. More pictures from that show, the flier for tonight's show, two song streams from Tracer, and a list of all remaining tour dates are below.
Meanwhile, Lemonade have an extra-busy night ahead of them. After disembarking from The Harbor Lights, the duo will head to Glasslands to DJ at the late night Banananas!! party that also features Shawn Reynaldo (Bersa Discos, XLR8R), Rem Koolhaus (Turbotax), and Ron E Laybaxxx (Ultravibez!). Doors at 11:30 PM.
As mentioned, Teengirl Fantasy's new album, Tracer, was released this week (stream it) -- maybe you saw them at East River Park on Monday -- and the band will play a release party on Thursday (8/23) aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise with their True Panther labelmates Lemonade, DJ Mike Q and Massacooramaan along for the ride. Since we last spoke, Kelela, who sings lead vocals on TF's killer single, "EFX", has been added to the bill. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we have a few pairs to give away.
While we're on the subject of boats, Big Freedia will shake things up on a Rocks Off Cruise as well on August 29 and, as mentioned previously, LE1f (who recently played Glasslands and PS1 Warm-up) has just been added to the bill. Tickets are still available and we have pairs to give away as well.
Both those shows are aboard The Harbor Lights which departs from East 23rd / FDR. Details on how to enter for both Rocks Off shows are below but please note these shows are 21+. We're also giving away tickets to the Teengirl Fantasy show on Facebook.
Other interesting Rocks Off shows coming up include '90s-era glam rockers Spacehog with Endless Boogie (who play Summerscreen tonight [8/22] with Daniel Higgs and Highlife) aboard The Jewel on Saturday 8/25 (tix); and Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls, and Fresh Kills aboard The Jewel on October 13 (tix).
As previously mentioned, Lagwagon plays a Fat Wreck Chords Rocks Off Cruise on October 20 with Dead to Me and others (tickets). Bonobo and Gibby Hanes also DJ a Rocks Off cruise on September 21 (tickets).
Contest details and a list of all Teengirl Fantasy dates are below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"shouts 2 all of u dancing onstage to jamie xx at ps1 ur all beautiful snowflakes with orange wristbands" - Drew Millard
"Jamie xx is absolutely shutting down ps1" - Ned White
"Jamie XX making it feel like im in Miami right now #ps1 #moma" - Val Tott
Miguel/Jamie xx's crowd at MoMA PS1 - 8/4/12
This summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1, a series featuring afternoon dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday in MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard, continued this past Saturday (8/4) with sets from Jamie xx, Miguel, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke, Pearson Sound, and Zora Jones. This one sold out in advance, and the line to get in was crazy long as usual. Many people who didn't have tickets showed up anyway and listened from outside.
Miguel performed a brief yet galvanizing set with his neon-clad backing band, delivering one of the few "concert" experiences of the evening and giving the thousands crammed into the gravel-floored courtyard something to scream about with a handful of weather-appropriate nü-R&B tracks off his forthcoming LP Kaleidoscope Dream in addition to a newly rap-infused performance of one of his well-worn covers, 2Pac's "I Get Around."Jamie xx at MoMA PS1 - 8/4/12
Meanwhile, for Jamie xx, Warm Up was one of two DJ sets he delivered this past weekend while in town in between The xx's Terminal 5 show last Thursday (8/2) and their Staten Island show, which is TONIGHT (8/6) at Snug Harbor Music Hall (sold out). Jamie premiered a new xx song during his set, and had the crowd going pretty nuts. After that show, he headed over to Manhattan to DJ a FIXED party at Le Poisson Rouge with John Talabot, who will be supporting The xx on many of their upcoming dates (none in NYC) and will return to LPR for a live show with Pional on September 27. Some videos of Jamie and John's sets from LPR are below.
Jamie xx wasn't the only one on Saturday's Warm Up lineup to keep the party going late into the night. Lemonade showed up in Williamsburg to DJ a party at Glasslands with Blondes and Rewards, and they killed it. Meanwhile, Sinjin Hawke was next door murdering 285 Kent with Egyptrixx, Elite Gymnastics, N0ms, Gobby, and MikeQ. Blood Diamonds, who had played Glasslands one night earlier (8/3) with Le1f and Gobby, showed up for a secret late set at the show. A video of Blood DIamonds' set from 285 Kent is below.
More pictures (unfortunately none of Sinjin Hakwe or Zora Jones) from Warm Up and all videos are below.
Washed Out, House of Vans, 8/02/2012
As expected, the line to get into last nights House of Vans show (on 8/2) snaked blocks down Kent, at least to N 12th. The good news: everyone who stuck it out eventually got in. I saw that line and immediately thought, "Oh HELL, no" ...but good job you guys! I'm impressed. What a testament to your perseverance and commitment. Don't ever let anyone tell you you're apathetic.
I'm supposed to express my feelings about the show -- and don't worry, I'm going to -- but like, who really cares about my opinion on Lemonade, Chairlift and Washed Out? I don't even play any instruments. If you care so much to read this review, you should have gone to the damn show and formed your own opinions 'cause it was free and full of beautiful people so its not like it wouldn't have been a good time. Therefore I will keep my musing away from subjective assertions about the quality of the music and focus instead on other, even more inane points.
Lemonade, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Lemonade opened and OMFG how cute are those boys?! No seriously, their music was great and dancey but lead vocalist Callan Clendenin kept looking around and smiling like he was so happy to be there and smiles are contagious, people. I want to hang out with him all the time so when something bad happens he can smile at me. Get splashed with city bile by a bus on 14th St? Smile at me, Callan! Your dog ran away and you got fired? Don't worry, Lemonade is right around the corner, smiling at you. If only! In short, this is feel good music. It's summertime, y'all. If you missed them they're playing at PS1 with Jamie xx on Saturday (8/4) afternoon and then DJing Glasslands later that night.
Chairlift, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Next was Chairlift. Now, I'm not going to talk about the vocalist's sweet, foreign sounding wails. I'm not going to talk about how much she sounds like a less creative version of Lykke Li or Niki and the Dove and how you probably shouldn't waste your time unless you're one of those people who voluntarily chooses vanilla ice cream over coffee with Heath bar. Sometimes I want to listen to boring imitations of more innovative music, I guess. Most importantly, check out the chick's hair. You guys, I thought I had seen every possible version of ombré. I thought we Brooklyn women had taken the ombré trend and squeezed every last drop out of it -- everyone clamoring for their own original configuration, desperately convincing our hairdresser friends to come over and help, only to find us passed out on the floor of our bathrooms, hugging a bottle of Jameson with empty bleach and Manic Panic jars strewn about. It's hair, and it's serious. But Chairlift did it. I know I haven't seen every person in the world but I think she did it. And it's beautiful.
Chairlift are in Chicago this weekend, playing Lollapalooza Saturday (8/4) and an aftershow on Sunday (8/5) at Empty Bottle, then touring all over the place before opening for The xx at their two shows in the Bronx in October.
Washed Out, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Finally, Washed Out took the stage. Now, I'm not going to pretend to understand what happens when they play live shows. There is a lot of knob turning. I was anxious to find out how they make that lil 'bug-ee' noise on "Before" and I still don't know. All I know is it sounds a hell of a lot like "Dougie," as in "teach me how to" and can someone please mash those songs together for me?
I know this is a world of subjectivity and everyone is allowed their own opinions and whatnot, but if anything in the past six months was ever an indisputable fact, it's that Washed Out's last EP, Life of Leisure, is fucking amazing. Within and Without is pretty damn good too. If you don't agree, put away your obviously inferior feelings on the genre, get high and go swimming. Make out with someone soft. Pet a cat. Ride your bike to the beach. Sit on a stoop and drink a bottle of wine. By yourself. Do all of these things while listening to Washed Out and tell me that it isn't the most perfect soundtrack to your everyday life.
Washed Out are also in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza (tonight) and an aftershow(Sat 8/4 House of Blues) and will then hit the road with The Shins. Washed and and Chairlift dates are listed below, along with more pictures from House of Vans.
Lemonade at House of Vans - 8/2/12 (photo by Courtney Dudley)
Blood Diamonds recently released the 12" single for his track, "Phone Sex" (ft. Grimes), which comes with another track, "Ritual" and "Phone Sex" remixes by Unicorn Kid and Jensen Sportag. Now we've been treated to another remix of the track and this one comes from Brooklyn trio Lemonade, who just played House of Vans last night (8/2) with Washed Out and Chairlift (more pics from that show are on the way). You can stream the remix below.
Meanwhile, both Lemonade and Blood Diamonds have upcoming shows in NYC this weekend. Lemonade plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/4) with Jamie xx, Pearson Sound, SInjin Hawke, Zora Jones, and Miguel, and will then head to Glasslands later that night (8/4) to DJ a free (with RSVP) party at the Brooklyn venue along with DJ sets by Blondes and Rewards. Advance tickets for this Saturday's Warm Up are sold out, but limited tickets will be available at the door, starting at 2 PM. After that, Lemonade's next announced NYC show is supporting labelmates Teengirl Fantasy at their record release party aboard a Rocks Off concert cruise on August 23 with Gatekeeper.
A list of all Lemonade dates and the remix below...