Entries tagged with: Lesley Flanigan
photos by David Andrako
Lesley Flanigan w/ People Get Ready @ EMF 2/12/2014
We are in the midst of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival that pairs pop performers with modern composers and experimental musicians for fascinating and original collaborations. Last week (2/12) at Merkin Hall the fest put together arty (and David Byrne-approved) indie pop combo People Get Ready with Lesley Flanigan, who is not only an electronic musician but is also known for building her own equipment. The night started with Flanigan's original composition, "Amplifications: for handmade speaker feedback instrument and voice" after which People Get Ready joined her for another original composition, "Mappers, Turners." Then PGR ended the night with a full set of new and old songs. Pictures from that show are in this post.
The next installment of Ecstatic Music Festival happens on Saturday (2/22) at Carnegie Hall, pairing Wilco drummer (among other things) Glenn Kotche with ensemble Victoire (led by modern classical composer Missy Mazzoli). Tickets for that show are still available.
More pics from the People Get Ready/Laesley Flanigan performance below...
People Get Ready at MHOW in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
NYC pop collective People Get Ready, whose lineup includes current and former members of David Byrne's band, Yeasayer, A Sunny Day In Glasgow and others, and who just landed at #5 on Bob Boilen's Favorite Concerts of 2013 list for NPR (after making the #1 spot in 2012), have got a couple upcoming local shows in the near future. The first is a previously discussed Ecstatic Music Festival collaborative appearance with Lesley Flanigan at Merkin Concert Hall on February 19. Tickets for that show are still available.
Sooner than that, they'll play a more traditional show at Baby's All Right on Friday (1/10) with Shy Hunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now. At Jherek Bischoff's guest-filled show at St. Ann's Warehouse last night (1/8), where he was joined (among others) by People Get Ready's Jen Goma, he mentioned that he'd be sitting in with the band at the Baby's show on Friday.
Openers Shy Hunters can also be caught later in the month at The Rock Shop (1/30) with Brittany Campbell, Holy Ghost Machine Gun and unigen (tickets). They make art pop in the vein of Austra/Zola Jesus-via-Kate Bush, and you can stream a track of theirs below.
In related news, People Get Ready's Jen Goma is also a member of A Sunny Day In Glasgow, who mentioned in early 2013 that they were working on a Kickstarter-funded LP, and we've now gotten one step closer to that as the band have released a new song, "In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)." Stream that, along with People Get Ready and Shy Hunters streams and lists of dates, below...
Hospitality at Glasslands in October (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The annual Ecstatic Music Festival is returning to its usual location, the Merkin Concert Hall (except for the kickoff show at The Green Space, and one show happening at Carnegie Hall) in 2014 from January 31 to March 29.
Like in previous years, the shows will include multiple indie/classical collaborations including Hospitality with Face the Music; Saul Williams with Mivos Quartet; Mirah with Susie Ibarra; The Bang on a Can All Stars with Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Alvin Lucier and Daniel Wohl; Colin Stetson with Brooklyn Youth Chorus; So Percussion with Buke & Gase; Man Forever with William Basinski; and more.
Full schedule, along with a trailer video, below...
Soundgarden in Atlantic City in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Death Grips @ LPR 10/17/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Gaucho @ Barbes
* Pinback @ Irving Plaza
* Henry Rollins @ Joe's Pub
* Justin Bieber @ Barclays Center
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Madonna @ Madison Square Garden
* Chris Cornell @ Bowery Ballroom
* MillionYoung, Cameron McGill @ Pianos
* Phil Lesh & Friends @ Roseland Ballroom
* My Jerusalem, Dead Heart Bloom @ Mercury Lounge
* Fins, Ghost of a Chance, ZZZ's @ Death By Audio
* Angel Olsen, Magmana, Bird Call @ Glasslands Gallery
* Death Grips, Mykki Blanco @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Red Fang, Black Tusk, Indian Handcrafts @ Saint Vitus
* The Big Sleep, The Denzels, Life Size Maps @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ed Askew, Yva Las Vegas, Supercute!, Pull My Daisy @ Zebulon
* Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan, Raft, Ben Sisto @ Public Assembly
* Wyatt Cenac, Gary Gulman, Jerrod Carmichael, Seaton Smith, Erin Judge @ Littlefield
* Revocation Plus a Life Once Lost, Ken Mode, Meek Is Murder @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Jonathan Ames, Henry Alford, Charles Star, Dan Wilbur, Amy Sohn + more @ Union Hall
* Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones/Paint in Black), Jenny Owen Youngs, Kyle Kinane @ Knitting Factory
Hurricane Sandy relief benefits tonight include Chris Cornell's solo show tonight Bowery Ballroom (he plays with Soundgarden tomorrow and Live on Letterman tonight, the latter of which streams live on CBS and VEVO); the Jonathan Ames, Amy Sohn, Henry Alford and more will be at Union Hall for a night of "words music and comedy"; and MillionYoung and Cameron McGill at Pianos.
Tonight's show at Public Assembly is an interesting one. The space used to be a mayonaise factory and two of the giant 20,000 gallong tanks remain perched in the ceiling of the main room. Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan, RAFT, and Ben Sisto will make music within those tanks with the audience below watching via projections. Should be quite a racket. The show is free, though a $5 donation is suggested. 8 PM, more info here.
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Azealia Banks just released a new video for her song "Atlantis" and you can watch that below.