Entries tagged with: Lorna Dune
Missy Mazzoli (photo by Stephen S. Taylor)
Brooklyn composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli, who's responsible for the 2012 opera Song from the Uproar (among other works), is releasing a new album with her ensemble Victoire, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and three of the Roomful of Teeth vocalists (who she's worked with before) called Vespers for a New Dark Age on March 31 via New Amsterdam Records. Vespers for a New Dark Age premiered at Carnegie Hall in February 2014 during the Ecstatic Music Festival. A review of that on Baeble Music reads:
A year in the making, "Vespers for a New Dark Age" presents a real, raw presentation of how people confront issues with technology, death and God. The piece holds a strong emotional connection to the listener that is undeniable alongside the poetry of Zapruder. I held my breath through each sonic build-up and transition hoping not to miss a note, letting out a huge breath of air once the music had slowed down--stunned, attentive and trying to perceive my own thoughts through the intensity of the piece.The album concludes with a remix by Lorna Dune (who's also in Victoire) of "A Thousand Tongues," which features vocals from Deidre of Savoir Adore. You can listen to that remix, with a trailer for Vespers for a New Dark Age, below.
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire will be celebrating the album live on a short tour with a great and indie-oriented bill of Glasser and Noveller. Those dates begin with a release party in NYC on May 7 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire will also team up before that at a concert headlined by the legendary Meredith Monk at Carnegie Hall on March 22. Meredith will be performing with a vocal ensemble, and there's also the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Don Byron, DJ Spooky, Future Quest, John Zorn and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Missy has other upcoming events as well, including more in NYC. Her piece Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos will be performed by Shai Wosner and the Parker Quartet on January 28 at Kaufmann Concert Hall, along with works by Kurtág and Schubert (tickets), and she'll perform with ETHEL, Mivos Quarter, Marnie Breckenridge, Joey Redhage, Nathan Schram and Robert Simonds at Columbia University's Miller Theatre on February 5 (tickets). More of Missy's events can be found here.
In related news, Victoire tourmate Noveller plays a release show for her previously-discussed new album, Fantastic Planet, two days after it comes out at Cameo on January 29. That show will be headlined by Porcelain Raft, and Ponyhof opens. Tickets are on sale.
Videos and tour dates below...
Hessismore released their new funky, ecclectic album Myheadisaballroom / Whoneedsapalaceanyway earlier this year and are about to set forth a companion EP of remixes all done by women. (Hessismore's current eight-piece lineup is all men.) Lorna Dune, Pollyester, Anna Clyne and Prince Rama will all put their particular spin on songs, and you can stream Lorna Dune's take on "Bearsong" below. The EP will be out in early 2015.
When Myheadisaballroom / Whoneedsapalaceanyway was released, Hessismore celebrated with a five-night run at NYC's Nublu. Mikkel Hess and his other seven bandmembers, who are very good live, will return to Nublu for four nights: November 20 - 23. Lorna Dune will be the opening act for all four shows and tickets are on sale now.
Remix stream, and a Rdio stream of Hessismore's new album, below...
by Bill Pearis
Michael Hammond stays immersed in music. He's a sound designer, producer, and programmer, and is also label manager at New Amsterdam Records, the Brooklyn label that blurs the lines between modern composer and pop. Hammond also records for New Amsterdam under the guise of No Lands whose debut album, Negative Space, came out last month. While the record is ambient in nature, there's still a strong compositional element at its core, with flourishes of dreampop and R&B. It works for both active listening or, you know, spacing out. Check out the whole thing below.
No Lands is a quartet live -- with Jay Hammond, Anthony LaMarca, and Aaron Roche -- and will play a record-release party at Baby's All Right on Sunday (8/24). Also on the bill are Lorna Dune and headliner DJ/Rupture. Tickets are on sale.
No Lands album stream below...
Ringo Deathstarr in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Ringo Deathstarr, Heaven, Harsh Vibes, Residual Kid @ Baby's All Right
A night off of their tour with Peter Murphy, noisy Austinites Ringo Deathstarr make time for a headlining show. These three do post-MBV shoegaze about as well as anyone, with a strong pop sense as well.
Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves @ Radio City Music Hall
Country legend and activist Willie Nelson remains active at 81 years young, and any chance to see him is still a good one. Opening the show are mid-'80s era veteran (and onetime Robert Plant collaborator) Allison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves whose newest album Same Trailer Different Park got love from NPR, SPIN and the Grammys.
Honduras, Venetia Fair, Sharkmuffin, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.
Tyvek, Sleepies, Red Dawn II, Mr. Transylvania @ Death by Audio
Tightly wound Detroit noise unit Tyvek have been quiet of late -- something not usually associated with them -- as their most recently release was the Domestic Five cassette in 2013. Perhaps we'll find out what they've been up to
Lorna Dune, Bryce Hackford, Master Class, Brian Traister @ Glasslands
Brooklyn's Lorna Dune (real name Lorna Krier) makes electronic music that sounds good in headphones but should get a dancefloor moving too.
Die Antwoord, DJ Cindy Kim @ Irving Plaza
Do u fink Die Antwoord's freeky and like them a lot? Head to Irving Plaza tonight.
First Aid Kit @ Rough Trade
Swedish duo FIrst Aid Kit make more haunting folk pop on their new major label debut, Stay Gold, which comes out today. To get into this you have to be one of the first 300 people to purchase the album from the Rough Trade NYC store starting today at 11 AM.
Grim Reaper, Fantom Warrior, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
Grim Reaper may have not gained the popularity of some of their other falsetto-streaked NWOBHM peers, but all three of their albums are rippers and they've deservedly earned some cult status. The band, led by vocalist Steve Grimmett (the solo original member) kick off a 2-night run at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus tonight. They're also promising a new album. Needless to say, these shows should get interesting.
Curtis Harding @ Mercury Lounge
Atlanta's Curtis Harding made a strong impression at SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The guy's the real deal. Check out his debut album, Soul Power, which is out now on Burger. This is his first of two NYC shows.
The Dreebs, Sunflower Bean, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
The Dreebs aim for sheer ear attack and hit their target like an elephant gun. Sunflower Bean, meanwhile, make melodic psych-pop with a lot of charm.
Worlds Fair, Two-9, Cities Aviv, Aaron Cohen @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens rap crew World's Fair and Atlanta rap crew Two-9 are on tour together, and tonight they come to World's Fair's home city, for what should undoubtedly be a great double bill. Alt-rapper Cities Aviv and Golden Era worshipper Aaron Cohen (stream his album) are worth catching too.
Jeremy Messersmith, Big Scary @ Bowery Ballroom
Glassnote-signed pop-folk musician Jeremy Messersmith headlines Bowery Ballroom tonight, and if you're going we think it's worth catching Australian Barsuk signees Big Scary.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Rich Medina @ Highline Ballroom
The youngest son of Fela Kuti, Seun leads his late father's band, Egypt 80, as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
Commander Cody @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival happens every Tuesday through August 26 in the back parking lot behind NYC venue City Winery with free, all ages shows from 5 to 7:30 PM. Today's is with long-running (since the late '60s) country rocker Commander Cody.
Boot Camp Clik, CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject @ Betsy Head Park (Summerstage, FREE)
This show, co-sponsored by us at BrooklynVegan, is the Duck Down BBQ which fill feature quality old school hip hop from the Boot Camp Clik (aka Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah), plus two members of Pro Era (CJ Fly and T'Nah Apex) and more. Starts at 6 PM, free admission and free food.
Max Silvestri @ Littlefield
Longtime host of free NYC comedy show Big Terrific, funnyman Max Silvestri releases his first album, King Piglet, this week and he celebrates at this show tonight. Nick Turner and Kate Berlant will also be on hand, as well as some "Very Special Guests."
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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This Saturday (5/4), NYC's New Museum is presenting "New Museum Untapped: Music in the Park," a day of free music happening as part of the "IDEAS CITY StreetFest," which goes down from 11 AM to 6 PM, occupying more than a square block around the New Museum. The musical performances will take place on the basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park from noon to 4 PM. Artists playing include La Big Vic, Maria Minerva (whose new Bless EP is out now), Pearl Necklace, Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone), Lorna Dune, and Michael Alan.
Saturday night, Andrew WK will use his keyboard to control the lights on the outside of the New Museum.
Show flyer and a newish Maria Minerva demo below...
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES are making their way to the US for a tour around SXSW time and will play a NYC show on March 18 at Mercury Lounge. That show just went on sale and sold out almost immediately, and the band just added a late show happening the same night at the same venue (doors: 9:30). Tickets for the newly added show go on sale today (1/18) at 3 PM. Updated tour dates are listed below.
UK singer Dan Croll opens the early NYC show,
but no opener has been announced for the late show yet (UPDATE: he opens both shows). Towards the end of last year, Dan released the "From Nowhere" single, which you can watch the video for below. Like CHVRCHES, Dan makes pretty addictive indie pop, but his is on a much brighter side of the spectrum. He's got enough "ahh-ahhs" and reverby guitar stabs to make a pretty good case that he's a big Grizzly Bear fan, but while they often delve into pastoral passages, Dan Croll appears more interested in making fat-trimmed (and safer) pop music.
He's got a few other US dates scheduled, and while he's in town for the Mercury Lounge show, he'll play another NYC show at Glasslands on March 20 with Feathers and Lorna Dune. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Lists of dates for CHVRCHES and Dan Croll, and the "From Nowhere" video, below...
The Postelles, The Arkells and Ambassadors are playing Santos Party House on March 5. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Ivan & Alyosha are playing Santos Party House on April 18 with The Lone Bellow. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Gary War at Union Pool in 2011 (more by Nikki Sneakers)
As mentioned, Gary War released his new album, Jared's Lot, on July 24 via Spectrum Pools and played a record release show for it in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge (7/30). If you went to that show, how was it? If you missed it (or just want to see him again), you're in luck because Gary recently tacked on a NYC date to his August tour which now begins on Wednesday (8/15) at 285 Kent in Brooklyn with Forma, Ami Dang, and Lorna Dune. No advance tickets for this one.
An updated list of dates and a spotify stream of Jared's Lot are below...
by Bill Pearis
While Savoir Adore are still kickin', finishing up Album #2, singer Deidre Munro has been performing solo as well which has now turned into a band, Deidre & the Dark. Not that far off from the widescreen electropop that her other band performs, you can check out a couple cuts from last year's Curious Parcel EP below, along with a a couple music videos. One of the songs below, "Classic Girl," will be released as a 7" later this year.
You can catch Deidre & the Dark tonight (7/25) at Glasslands for what they're dubbing a "Summer Seance" with Fast Years, The Living Kills and Lorna Dune. Ouiji boards may be involved. Flyer for the show is below.
Meanwhile, Savoir Adore play Santos on Thursday, August 2, opening for Haim and Pop Etc.
Some of you may remember art installation The Maze which took over Death by Audio back in Fall 2009 and at at Chashama's Visual Arts Space in 2009. Well it's back, as the You Are Here Festival has returned for a month-long residency at Secret Project Robot Gallery in Bushwick (389 Melrose St) from July 12 - Aug 4.
Just like in previous years, the festival will include a "gigantic life size maze", and will host a grip of performers on Thursday - Saturday during their stay at the space. Thursday's kickoff event (7/12) features Miho Hatori's New Optimism, ZS, Bachanalia, Ann Liv Young and DJ JG Thirlwell of various Foetus incarnations. Other performers throughout the month include Xeno and Oaklander, Hubble, Mick Barr, Dan Friel, Zs, VAZ, Amen Dunes, Extra Life, Diamond Terrifier and many many more. Full schedule for "You are Here" is below including details on the art exhibitions at the space.
The festival is also readying a limited mixtape, featuring unheard/rare tracks from many of the performers scheduled for the event. Get a copy at the shows and at the You Are Here site, and check out "Hubble Potatoes" by Hubble which appears on said comp below.
In related news, both Diamond Terrifier and Hubble will perform at Zebulon tonight (7/10), joining Excepter and Hagfish & Poet Lounge. The show is part of a month-long residency durated by Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer of Zs) on Tuesdays at the venue. The remainder of shows will feature a Patrick Higgins electro-acoustic set with Sleng Teng, and Tetryl Red on 7/17, ATM, with Psychic Reality, and Chuck Bettis on 7/24, and the final show on 7/31 with Talibam!, Violet Raid, Sun Watchers, and GADDFJXR.
Full details on the fest are below. The group is currently seeking funding for a Berlin edition in September 2012, contribute if you can.
by Andrew Sacher
Laurel Halo at PS1 in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn electronic duo Blondes will release their self-titled debut full length on February 7 via RVNG Intl. The album's got eight original tracks and a second disc with remixes of every track by Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy, Andy Stott and others. They've got a video for album track "Wine," which, like their 2010 EP Touched, is what it would probably have sounded like if Manuel Gottsching made house music. You can watch that video below, along with the Teengirl Fantasy remix of the same song. The artwork and tracklist are below too.
Blondes have an NYC show coming up on December 16 at 285 Kent Ave with Ital, Dariius, Laurel Halo (DJ), and Vibes Management DJs. More info on this show below.
Laurel Halo, whose Hour Logic EP is ending up on a few year end lists, also plays a headlining show a few days earlier at Glasslands on December 13 with Forma, Corps Exquis, and Lorna Dune. Tickets for that show are available. If you still haven't heard Hour Logic, it was an unexpected turn towards ambient IDM which hardly ever reveals the vocals that dominated her synthy dream pop EP, King Felix. Fortunately, she's great at both sounds. Hour Logic is streaming in full below.
Teengirl Fantasy also DJs at a True Panther party TONIGHT (12/9) at Cameo with DJ sets by Lemonade, Tanlines, Van Rivers (of Glasser who also have a 285 Kent show on 12/17), and Cool Places Soundsystem, who also DJs the King Krule show at Glasslands (1/13). The flier for the True Panther show is below.
Speaking of Ital, whose real name is Daniel Martin-McCormick and who was a member of 2000s Dischord band Black Eyes, then went on to form Mi Ami with Black Eyes bandmate Jacob Long, and also records music under the moniker Sex Worker, he's teaming up with electronic label Planet Mu (who just put out the new Keep Shelly in Athens EP) for his next release, Hive Mind, which is due out on February 13. You can stream and pre-order the entire thing at Planet Mu's website.
All dates, video, song streams, and other stuff below...