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photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Bon Iver/The Walkmen, variations on a theme at Sasquatch - 5/27/12
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2

Experiencing live music at The Gorge is a powerful and emotional experience. It may seem unlikely, however, that The Gorge has the power to break even the most emotionally strong person down to tears. When Bon Iver performed "Skinny Love" on Sunday night, tears were not a rare sight. In fact, they were pretty common. Sasquatch! fosters an environment that will change the way you listen to music. Your favorite songs will never sound the same. New songs will become life-changing memories. [Oregon Daily Emerald]
And now the rest of our photos from Day Three (5/26) of the Sasquatch Music Festival in Gorge, Washington which happened Memorial Day Weekend. (First set of Sunday pics are here.) Check out photos of Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Zola Jesus, Little Dragon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Hospitality, and more below.

Pictures of Friday (5/25) are here and Saturday (5/26) are here and here. And...more Sasquatch pictures to come.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - the rest of Day 3 (Bon Iver, Zola Jesus, The Walkmen, Little Dragon, Hospitality and more)"

Osheaga

We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5Tickets are still available for the three-day event.

In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The WeekndPassion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMTSantigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.

Full Osheaga lineup is below.

Continue reading "Justice, Metric, The Black Keys, Sigur Ros and more playing Montreal's Osheaga Festival in August "

Little Dragon @ Le Baron (as seen on the BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Little Dragon

Little Dragon, who were just in town to play and record a show at Le Baron (picture above), will headline a free Celebrate Brooklyn show in Prospect Park on Friday, August 10 (five days after they play Lollapalooza) with Frankie Rose and a DJ set by Voices of Black.

Meanwhile, Frankie Rose, who just played a show at Mercury Lounge with DIIV (who she also played Chicago and Austin with), will co-headline the BrooklynVegan Northside Festival showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more details TBA).

Frankie is also on the lineup of the just-announced, multi-venue Pygmalion Music Festival in the Chicago area (September 27-29, 2012). Also on that lineup are Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Cloud Nothings, Tennis, Owen, Willis Earl Beal, and many more.

All Little Dragon dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Little Dragon playing Prospect Park w/ Frankie Rose who's playing a BrooklynVegan Northside show"

Little Dragon at T5 last year (more by David Andrako)
Little Dragon

Little Dragon has a number of international dates in the next few months including a free NYC show on Thursday (5/3) at Le Baron in Chinatown. The show (which will be a short set) is the fifth installment of Encore! Sessions, the first of which Theophilus London played, and his session video was just released yesterday (5/1) (watch it below). Friends also did one last month.

The show is put on by marketing company ‹/FORWAR:D› and sponsored by Absolut , who will be providing free drinks. You can RSVP on facebook but the event says "the venue reserves the right of admission" and capacity is super limited.

All LD dates and the TL video below...

Continue reading "Little Dragon stopping in NYC to play an 'Encore Session' (like Theophilus London did)"

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Lolla

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"

DJ Shadow @ Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
DJ Shadow

Aside from performing at both weekends of Coachella, DJ Shadow has a 2012 tour which kicks off Tuesday at the Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD. All dates are listed below.

On Wednesday night (3/28) he'll be in NYC at Irving Plaza with Nerve. Tickets are still available.

Last DJ Shadow played Pitchfork Fest. Pitchfork Fest just added more artists to their 2012 lineup (like The Atlas Moth, Danny Brown, Dirty Projectors, Clams Casino, Flying Lotus, Iceage, The Men, Olivia Tremor Control, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, and Sleigh Bells).

All Shadow tour dates and his video for Scale It Back ft. Little Dragon below...

Continue reading "DJ Shadow kicking off tour, playing Irving Plaza, Coachella & other dates; Pitchfork Fest expands 2012 lineup"

Bonnaroo

"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."
Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2012 lineup announced"

Sasquatch

"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

Adele

We already posted Pitchfork's and SPIN's, so... here's Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of 2011. It's got tons of big sellers and major label players taking high spots like Adele, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Paul Simon, and Lady Gaga, but then something unexpected like tUnE-yArDs places at #13. There are also some odd inclusions like Wavves' Life Sux EP and then some albums you could only find on a Rolling Stone list like SuperHeavy (the supergroup featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and others). They also give shots to Little Dragon, Josh T Pearson, Das Racist, Wild Flag, and many more. Check out the full list below...

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Tycho
Tycho

Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) last toured North America this past October in support of his new album Dive, which is out now. Though he headlined MHOW during that tour, most of the dates were opening for Little Dragon, whose track, "Little Man," he has since remixed (listen below).

Tycho will go on his own headlining tour of North America in early 2012 which brings him back to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4. Tickets are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.

Most of the dates on that tour are being opened by Brooklyn duo Beacon (who released an EP last month), but they are not listed on the MHOW show. However, you can catch Beacon in NYC TONIGHT (12/16) at Cameo Gallery with Home Video and Warm Ghost.

All dates and song stream below...

Continue reading "Tycho announces tour w/ Beacon (who plays Cameo tonight) -- 2012 Tour Dates"

DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Drumma Boy remix ft. Shabazz Palaces) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Feat. Little Dragon) (MP3)

SBTRKT & Sampha @ Nefertiti Jazz Club, Gothenburg, Sweden
Way Out West

Watching SBTRKT with vocalist Sampha, an inch from the small stage at Nefertiti Jazz Club in Gothenburg, Sweden back in August was a highlight of my trip over there for the Way Out West festival. At the time especially, SBTRKT's self-titled album was still in regular rotation in my brain and it was the first time I was seeing them live (I missed their july appearance at PS1). The only bummer was that I had to miss Little Dragon's conflicting festival set in order to catch SBTRKT which was even more frustrating because it was a hometown Little Dragon show (they're from Gothenburg) and it meant that Little Dragon vocalist Yukimi Nagano definitely wouldn't be showing up to play "Wildfire" with SBTRKT live. SBTRKT instead introduced the song by acknowledging that it was sung by one of their own residents and played her vocals from tape. It was still kind of amazing. Sampha sang live on the other tracks, and kept busy with various knobs and other instruments too. SBTRKT himself moves back and forth at lightning speeds from his multitude of electronic equipment to his drum set, sweating in the process. It did not seem at all like he was just "hitting play." Some unposted pictures from that Swedish SBTRKT show are in this post. I saw Little Dragon live a few days later in Brooklyn.

(After SBTRKT's set I ran through a park in Sweden on my way to catch who was playing after Little Dragon at the club they played at. I had no idea where I was - was just following directions. Fittingly, Yukimi passed me, in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, going in the opposite direction. On her way to say hello to SBTRKT I assumed.)

SBTRKT is now on a North American tour which arrives in NYC this week for two shows. The first, for the guys who wear masks on stage every night, is on Halloween at Bowery Ballroom with AraabMUZIK. The next is one night later at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Cubic Zirconia. Both are now sold out. Earlier on the tour SBTRKT stopped in Seattle where Shabazz Palaces made a surprise appearance to rap his remix verse live over "Wildfire" (kind of like Drake did in Toronto over the summer). Video from that Seattle show, more pictures from Sweden and all dates, below...

Continue reading "SBTRKT now in NYC, played with surprise guest Shabazz Palaces in Seattle (video & some belated pics from Sweden)"

photos by David Andrako

Little Dragon

Hot, packed and dancing on Friday, New York's Terminal 5 was a scene rarely seen, in which nearly everyone in attendance was engaged and enthusiastic, their pretensions left at the curb. With Fredrik Källgren Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand making melodies on either side of the stage and Erik Bodin hemmed in behind the raised drum kit, the job of crowd engagement rested squarely with Yukimi Nagano, and she carried its weight effortlessly. Barefoot and at ease onstage, flitting between impassioned and lackadaisical, Nagano is less charismatic than instructional, a how-to on letting go, or just never needing to, like a Sesame Street moral come to life. Her face has a sleepy, calming contour that's easily stared-at, and her dancing is carefree and natural, punctuated by timed punches to an immaculately choreographed and deceptively gigantic light show. Nagano's voice has a full, wavy heft that's remarkable to witness, strained at times and mathematically precise when required.- [Rolling Stone]
Little Dragon headlined Terminal 5 on Friday (10/14), joined by Javelin, Donn T and a DJ set by Brooklyn Bowl regular Questlove (he plays this Thursday!). Pictures from the big show are in this post.

Little Dragon's appearance was part of a larger stretch of US dates that extends until the end of October, and included a DJ set the following night (10/15) at Yotel with Free Magic and Faso. Many of Lil Dragon's upcoming dates are with Tycho who played his own NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg over the weekend.

All dates, more pictures from Terminal 5 and the setlist, below....

Continue reading "Little Dragon played Terminal 5 w/ Javelin, Donn T & Questlove (pics & setlist)"

DOWNLOAD: Tycho - "Dive" (MP3)

Tycho

San Francisco IDM artist Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) will release his new album, Dive, on November 15 via Ghostly. Check out the album's atmospheric single, "Hours," which you can download above. The album is available for preorder on iTunes now. The artwork and tracklist is below.

Tycho was supposed to be here for CMJ, but cancelled his CMJ plans because he's been added as an opener to Little Dragon's tour. He is not playing their show on October 14 at Terminal 5 though (tickets). Questlove (DJ), Javelin, and Donn T are. He will however play his own NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Tycho will also perform at Decibel Festival in Seattle, WA today (9/30).

All dates, artwork and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Tycho releasing an LP, touring w/ Little Dragon, headlining his own Brooklyn show (MP3 & dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Bao Nguyen

Little Dragon @ MHOW (by Amanda)
Little Dragon

After a tight opening DJ set and great band introduction by Rich Medina, Sweden's Little Dragon played a set of vocal-driven live dance music to a sold out crowd last night (8/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. It was a BV-presented show in honor of the release of their great new LP Ritual Union which they played many tracks from - most notably for me, the title track, which sent shivers down my spine when they played it early on.

Little Dragon @ MHOW (by Bao)
Little Dragon

The four-piece band's approx-100 minute set included a mix of old and new and two encores, which even if planned, felt fan-driven. The room was going nuts - cheering as the band entered the stage, cheering even louder when otherworldly frontwoman Yukimi got on stage, and continued loud cheering throughout the show. Yukimi returned the love, letting us know multiple times how happy she was to be back in Brooklyn, and saying the crowd inspired her. People danced and sang along, and we all were brought to another place (the early 90s) when Little Dragon ended the first encore with a spot-on cover of Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)", mixed with a bit of the instrumental parts of Robin S's "Show Me Love".

If you missed,the band will be back as part of a tour before the end of the year. We have two sets of pictures from the Brooklyn show. Bao was backstage and on the stage while Amanda covered the front of the stage and balcony. Check 'em out, below...

Continue reading "Little Dragon played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)"

Escape to NY

The new Escape to New York festival is happening Southampton, NY this weekend. As mentioned, the music lineup features artists such as Patti Smith, Best Coast, Mates ot State, Psychedelic Furs, The Vaccines, of Montreal, and others. There will also be an acoustic stage with sets by Savoir Adore, Dead Leaf Echo, and many others we aren't too familiar with, and a dance tent, and a "dance off area" with sets by VHS or Beta (Live), Andy Rourke (of The Smiths), Alex English, Mister Saturday Night, "DJ Scotto of NASA", Rich Medina, and many others (also a lot of unfamiliar names). Tickets are still on sale and include weekend pass and camping options.

Escape to New York is not to be confused with Music To Know Fest which is in East Hampton one weekend later.

For the Psychedelic Furs, the Sothampton festival appearance is one of two upcoming NY shows. The other is at Irving Plaza with Tom Tom Club.

Rich Medina DJs in the Main Dance Tent at Escape to New York on Sunday. He has also been added as the opener to the BrooklynVegan-presented Little Dragon show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, August 16th. The show is sold out, though tickets are on sale for Little Dragon's upcoming show at Terminal 5. Meanwhile catch Rich at Le Poisson Rounge TONIGHT (8/3).

Best Coast, who play Escape to New York on Friday night, have a new Drew Barrymore-directed video which you can watch below...

Continue reading "'Escape to NY' this weekend, Rich Medina opening for Little Dragon @ MHOW, Drew Barrymore directed Best Coast video"

Little Dragon

Tickets for the just-announced Little Dragon dates are now on presale (username: Little, password: Dragon), and you have two options for the show at Terminal 5:

1. Regular Event Tickets

2. Little Dragon Premium Ticket Bundle is $25 above face and includes:
- One General Admission Ticket
- Early Entry into the venue the night of the show
- One Limited Edition Autographed Poster
- One Commemorative Tour Laminate

*Information regarding the Early Entry will be emailed to buyers about one week before the show.

**VIP Packages are non transferable. The name in the billing information will be the name on the VIP list.

I don't personally see Little Dragon fans paying $25 to get early admission to Terminal 5 and an autograph, but hey, it's an option. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show also go on AmEx presale today at noon (general sale starts Friday). More dates HERE.

Little Dragon

Little Dragon, who are playing the sold out BV presented 'Ritual Union' album release show on August 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, have announced an extensive international fall tour in support of the album. That tour mainly includes overseas dates but there are a few stops in the US including Moogfest and one on October 14 at Terminal 5. Tickets for the large NYC show go on sale Friday (7/29) with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (7/27) at noon. All dates, including an LA show at Avalon, are listed below.

Ritual Union, the band's 3rd LP, was released on Peacefrog/EMI today (7/26). Purchase the album as LP/MP3/CD on Amazon. You can listen to a track below.

SBTRKT's album, which features Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano on vocals on one track, came out at the end of June. SBTRKT just told Complex:

"I’ve been listening to their albums for a while and I've been a big fan. They seem to have a real, original direction. Every time they put out new material, it's always forward-thinking and changing up and doing something which no one thinks they’ll do. They're not conforming to what other people think is pop music or electronic or any particular genre. Even in terms of live shows, they’re pretty exciting. I was really keen on working with Yukimi, and they were really up for it."
Yukimi's vocals have also been featured on albums by Maximum Balloon (Dave Sitek) and Gorillaz. All Little Dragon tour dates below...

Continue reading "Little Dragon release LP, announce more dates (Terminal 5)"

"Paul Simon, Lee Scratch Perry and Jimmy Cliff play blinding sets at Glastonbury Saga stage. All over 70 Tony Benn oldest at 95 !" - James Osborn

"Best thing musically I saw at Glastonbury was probably SBTRKT on the Friday night ...quality stuff." - Joshua Saunders

Glastonbury 2011 (via Glastonbury.fm)
Glastonbury 2011

Glastonbury Festival took place in Worthy Farm in Pilton, England this past weekend. Tons of artists from all different backgrounds played the festival. The festival featured guest appearances, secret sets, and other interesting occurrences. Here are a few of the highlights.

Headliner Beyonce played a hits-heavy set with some pretty interesting cover song choices (King of Leon's "Sex on Fire," Etta James' "At Last"). But more even more interestingly, Tricky joined her on stage for a pretty inexplicable guest appearance on "Baby Boy." The trip-hop pioneer took a mic and uttered some sparse vocals as Beyonce and her backup singers belted the song. Video of the performance is below.

Speaking of things related to Massive Attack and Glastonbury, UK DJ Nick Warren, who would regularly DJ for Massive Attack in the '90s, said "My Highlight of Glastonbury Festival was James Blake live." James's set included the track "CMYK" off the 2010 EP of the same name in addition to tracks off his 2011 self-titled album. Some might say James's set was even explosive:

James Blake at Glastonbury
James Blake

Festival attendees who were not part of the 75,000 watching Beyonce may have ended up at The Streets' set which took place at the same time. The show was apparently one of the Mike Skinner's last, who recently announced a breakup. Unfortunately, The Streets recently cancelled a trip NYC, but maybe they'll reschedule before saying their final goodbye. Video of The Streets' Glastonbury performance below.

This year's secret shows included UK Glastonbury vets Pulp and Radiohead.

It was Pulp's fourth Glastonbury appearance but their first for nine years and as they came on stage, frontman Jarvis Cocker told the crowd: 'We couldn't think of anything to get you so we brought the sunshine.'
After their set, which included some of their biggest hits including Disco 2000 and Common People, he added: 'Thanks Glastonbury, obviously it's been a very important place for us. When we played in '95 things took off for us and we went in a strange orbit around the earth, and now we're back home in one piece.' [Daily Mail]
Video and setlist of Pulp's performance (which Kate Moss did not witness) below.

Radiohead brought Portishead drummer Clive Deamer as a guest to play with Philip Selway. Their setlist was almost entirely made up of The King of Limbs and In Rainbows tracks, and recent non-album material, except for Amnesiac's "I Might Be Wrong." They also surprised fans of their earlier work by playing "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" as an encore. Video of "The Daily Mail" and "Bloom" and setlist below.

Cee Lo, unlike at Coachella, showed up on time for his set, which included a mix of his own material and Gnarls Barkley stuff. He also covered Black Sabbath twice. Big Boi got lost in London, but also ended up showing on time for his set. Like Cee Lo, he still embraces past projects and included a good amount of Outkast material. Big Boi-collaborator Janelle Monae played the festival too. Video of her performance of "Tightrope" below. Catch her and Cee Lo (but not Big Boi) for free at Afro-Punk in August.

Battles brought Matias Aguayo on stage to sing "Ice Cream," the song he recorded lead vocals for on their recently released Gloss Drop. Video below.

British folk/jazz legends Pentangle, who reunited in 2008 but have not been very busy since then, played the festival. Their lineup includes Bert Jansch who is currently a Drag City-recording artist and released The Black Swan on the label in 2006, over 30 years after Pentangle originally broke up. Lauren Laverne of BBC 6 interviewed the band. They talked about the resurgence of folk music and how Bert is a fan of Fleet Foxes (who also played Glastonbury). Video of the interview below.

SBTRKT at Glastonbury 2011 via facebook
SBTRKT

SBTRKT, who visits NYC for the first time in July, played a live set (pictured above). His Young Turks labelmate Jamie xx (of The xx) played a set too. Jamie's "Far Nearer" single is on sale now. Pressings are limited. Check out a soundcloud stream of the track below.

Another UK post-dubstepper Jamie Woon played the festival. 3AM writes, "During my bum breaks, I caught Jamie Woon's set and it was fantastic. I've heard a lot about this chap, but haven't listened to his stuff before. Sitting in the middle of a field with a pounding head and cider was the perfect way to be introduced to Jamie's chilled but strong, powerful tunes."

Speaking of dubstep crossover, UK singer Katy B brought her dubstep-leaning pop to Glastonbury as well. She plays a private show in NYC tonight (6/27). It will be her first.

Little Dragon wowed the crowd, according to VH1 anyway:

For the UK at least, this performance of their new song "Ritual Union" is a real coming-out party for the band, who absolutely deserve to be heard on a much wider scale. It's really difficult to make smooth music work in the middle of the day at a big outdoor festival, but Little Dragon pulls it off in style.
Video of that and their whole setlist is below.

UK anti-folkie Emmy the Great covered The Pixies' classic "Where Is My Mind" with help from Tim Wheeler of the punky brit-poppers Ash. Full setlist below.

On a more negative note,

A senior member of David Cameron's Tory constituency has been found dead in a portable toilet at the Glastonbury festival.

Christopher Shale, the chairman of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, suffered a heart attack, sources believe.

His body was found in a portable toilet in the backstage area, where many celebrities and performers stay.

A story in the Mail on Sunday contained leaked sections of a strategy document Shale had drafted for David Cameron, in which he said the party can be perceived as "crass" and "always on the take".

Avon and Somerset police confirmed that the body of a man in his mid-50s had been found in the backstage area. A woman was seen being comforted by officers.

His body was found at 8.45am. An area between the Pyramid stage and the Other stage has been cordoned off. [Guardian]

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Videos, soundcloud streams, setlists, and other stuff below...

Continue reading "Glastonbury 2011 happened (highlights, video, setlists, Tricky, SBTRKT, Radiohead, Pulp, Beyonce, Janelle Monae & more)"

JEFF the Brotherhood @ DBA in 2011 (more by Leia Jospe)
JEFF

Archers of Loaf @ Troubadour in LA (more by Andrew Youssef)
Archers

today in NYC
* NYC pride
* Evillive
* SSION @ Drom
* BAMCinemaFest
* Undead Jazz Fest
* Blue Note Jazz Fest
* Matt Bauder @ Barbes
* John Zorn @ The Stone
* Golem @ Cameo Gallery
* Life in a Blender @ Barbes
* A Night in Treme @ Jazz Standard
* Indian, Bloodiest, Hallux @ Union Pool
* Mos Def @ Fort Greene Festival
* John Legend, Sade @ Prudential Center
* The Sounds of Taraab @ Barbes
* EMEFE, Chris Jackson @ Ars Nova
* The Americans UK, Asiko @ Zebulon
* The Sights, Des Roar @ Mercury Lounge
* John Moran & Saori @ Issue Project Room
* The CCB Reggae All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Von Haze, Pumps, Columboid @ Saint Vitus
* Samiyam, Shlohmo, Shigeto @ Knitting Factory
* Fitz & The Tantrums DJ set @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Coathangers, Teen Witch, The NEC @ Cake Shop
* Jacques Renault, DJ SPUN, Greg Cuoco @ Cameo
* Janka Nabay @ Open Road Rooftop (Rooftop Films)
* The Elected, Tristen, Mike Bloom @ Knitting Factory
* Fucked Up, JEFF The Brotherhood, Iceage @ 285 Kent Ave
* Spectrum, Smith Westerns, Chairlift @ House of Vans
* Amanda Lepore & many special guests @ Highline Ballroom
* White Denim, Mazes, Widowspeak @ Bowery Ballroom
* Aaron Zimmer, The Last Royals, Apollo Run @ Bowery Electric
* K Holes, Call of the Wild, Heavenly Blows, Jailbait @ Union Pool
* Borgore, SKisM, Proper Villains, Snake Child @ Best Buy Theater
* Archers of Loaf, Mr. Dream, Sanaton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Guardian Alien, TMEye, Zulus, Berstein Eilbacher Gartner @ Bruar Falls
* The Body, Assembly of Light Women's Choir, Work/Death @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, 1994!, The Greek Favourites @ The Acheron
* Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, Heavenly Blows, Web Dating @ Glasslands
* The Heavy, The London Souls, Superhuman Happiness @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fitz & The Tantrums, Andreya Triana, Rich Medina @ Central Park Summerstage
* New Zion Trio, Anthony Coleman Trio, Darius Jones Trio, Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman, Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher (Undead Jazzfest) @ Littlefield

Check out This Week in Indie.

Jesse Malin and Juliana Hatfield @ City Winery has been rescheduled for August 26.

This weekend is Wilco's Solid Sound Fest in MA.

SBTRKT (who are playing Electric Zoo) has a new video for "Wildfire" Ft. Little Dragon (who have a show coming up at MHOW). Check it out below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

DOWNLOAD: Little Dragon - "Nightlight (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix) (MP3)

Ritual Union

I couldn't be happier to announce that BrooklynVegan will bring you Little Dragon at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, August 16th! The one-off Brooklyn show will be in celebration of the band's amazing new album Ritual Union which now has a release date of July 26th. It's being released via Peacefrog/EMI. That's the cover art above.

Tickets for the Brooklyn show will go on presale at noon today (6/24) (the link will be live at that time). The password is ritualunionbk. If the fact that last time Little Dragon were here they sold out 3 shows of the same size is not proof enough that you should act quick, the first 100 ticket buyers will also get a prize to be picked up at the show. If you miss the presale, general sale begins at the same ticket link Wednesday at noon.

Get a taste of the new album now by listening to the first single "Nightlight" below. The Unknown Motal Orchestra remix of the same track can be downloaded above, and you can buy the song on iTunes. All tour dates (not many of them), also below...

Continue reading "BV presents Little Dragon 'Ritual Union' album release show in Brooklyn (presale today)"

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

DOWNLOAD: Little Dragon - "Nightlight (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "How Can U Luv Me" (MP3)

UMO @ Glasslands
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra headlined Glasslands on 6/4. Headless Horseman, Balkans, and Fort Lean rounded out the rest of the bill. Despite some gear issues, UMO played an hour long set that concluded with "How Can U Luv Me" to a relatively full crowd. UMO is currrently prepping to release their self-titled debut on Fat Possum on 6/21. Stream three songs at the label site and download one above along with a remix the band did for Little Dragon.

The Glasslands show was one of two NYC dates for UMO, who played Webster Hall with their tour-mates Portugal The Man the night before. They'll return both venues in September while on tour with Toro Y Moi who headlines Webster Hall on 9/14. Ava Luna is also on the bill and tickets are still available. One day later, 9/15, UMO return to Glasslands for another headlining show. Tickets are on sale for that too.

UMO also has a bunch of dates scheduled with Yuck.. All dates and more pictures from Glasslands below...

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DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Feat. Little Dragon) (MP3)

Little Dragon at MHOW in January (more by Brook Bobbins)
Little Dragon

If you won't be able to make it out to Philly this Saturday (6/4) for The Roots Picnic, you're in luck because starting at 1PM a live webcast from the main stage will be streaming on Okayplayer (the website owned by The Roots) and XPN. The webcast will be hosted by Warren and XPN DJ Mike Vasilikos. Philly's DJ Afrodjiak will chat with artists throughout the day. Performances to be webcast include Little Dragon, The Dismemberment Plan, Ariel Pink, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Esperanza Spalding with The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, and Nas with The Roots. You can also catch videos of the performances at XPN and Philadelphia Music Magazine after the event.

Ariel Pink played Irving last night (6/2) and also plays a not-secret-anymore show at Santos tonight (6/3). Get tickets for the show now from Other Music.

The Roots Picnic is only one of a bunch of festival appearances Little Dragon will be making this summer (and fall). The band also plays Outside Lands, MusicfestNW, Moogfest, and a few others overseas. Their upcoming album Ritual Union now has a release date of July 12 via Peacefrog Records. Check out the track "Nightlight" and the artwork and tracklist below. Little Dragon also recently contributed to the song "Wildfire" off the UK producer SBTRKT's upcoming self-titled debut. Download the collaboration above.

All dates and Ritual Union stuff below...

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Suicide at ATP 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Suicide

The initial lineup is out for this year's Moogfest, which is taking place in Asheville, NC on October 28-30. This year's lineup has some pretty impresive names including three pioneers of electronic music; Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Suicide, who are performing their highly influential 1977 self titled debut album in its entirety. The Flaming Lips, Crystal Castles, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Chromeo, Austra, M83, Tim Hecker, and many others on there too. Tickets go on sale Saturday (6/4) at noon. Check out the full initial lineup and a video below.

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MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

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