Entries tagged with: Ludwig Persik
by Andrew Sacher
White Rabbits at MHOW in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
White Rabbits' third and most recent album, Milk Famous, came out back in 2012 and the band have now given video treatment to its track "Had It Coming" (directed by Nat Livingston Johnson of Peking). If you haven't heard the track yet, it's one of their relatively calmer ones (at least compared to their best known song), and the video tells the story of missing person Randy Melon. It premieres in this post and can be watched below.
They have an upcoming show this weekend during the Northside Festival: the White Iris showcase on Sunday (6/15) at Cameo, an intimate space for a band who's sold out Bowery Ballroom. Also on that show is Rathborne, Ski Lodge, Incan Abraham, Ludwig Persik and Cathy. Tickets are still available or you can also try to get in with a Northside badge if you have one. It's White Rabbits' only announced date at the moment.
LA indie popsters Incan Abraham put out their debut album, Tolerance, earlier this year via White Iris, and they'll continue to tour in support of it this June. That tour hits NYC for two Northside Festival shows including a PopGun party at Glasslands on June 14 with Little Sur and Crush Distance; and the White Iris showcase on June 15 at Cameo with White Rabbits, Rathborne, Ski Lodge, Ludwig Persik and Cathy. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now, or you can try to get in with your Northside badge.
After that, they play a third NYC show on June 16 at Mercury Lounge with support TBA. Tickets for the Merc show go on sale Friday (5/30) with an AmEx presale starting today (5/28) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, with a video, below...
by Bill Pearis
Multi-hyphenate talent Meshell Ndegeocello has a new album, Comet, Come To Me, due out June 3. The record features a guest appearances from My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden and you can check out two songs from the album: original song "Conviction" and a pretty cool cover of Whodini's "Friends." Stream them below.
Meshell will be playing a few shows over the next couple months, including a record release show at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on June 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all dates are listed below.
Before that, Meshell will be displaying her instrumental prowess by playing bass with Montreal's Jef Barbara at two NYC shows this weekend: an early show (7 PM) at Pianos on Friday (5/16) with fellow Canadians Les Jupes, and then a late show at Baby's All Right on Sunday (5/18) with Ludwig Persik.
Jef Barbara is currently working on the follow-up to 2013's Soft to the Touch. If you haven't checked him out, here's what I wrote before:
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit.You can check out a few videos and a full stream of Soft to the Touch below. Jef's quite a live performer and having Ndegeocello on bass should make things extra interesting.
All Jef Barbara and Meshell Ndegeocello dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below...
Little Dragon at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Graveyard, Bombus @ Webster Hall
Retro rockers Graveyard hearken back to the proto-metal hard rock riffs of the early '70s and they do justice to the era. Catch them melting faces at Webster Hall tonight.
Little Dragon @ Rough Trade
Little Dragon's agreeably chilled out new album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out on Tuesday but here's a chance to A) pick it up early then and B) see them in an intimate setting like this, ahead of their tour of big venues (like upcoming T5 shows in June). Buy the album to get a wristband for the show which starts at 2:30 PM.
of Montreal, Dream Tiger @ Le Poisson Rouge
You never fully know what to expect from pop weirdos of Montreal, other than the fact that it's going to be colorful, quite the spectacle, and quite the party. Tonight's show is sold out.
Beverly, Laila, The Suzan, Doble Pletina, FLOWN @ WITHOUT Fest at Frieze Art Fair
Currated by the fine folks at Tom Tom Magazine , the WITHOUT festival is run in tandem with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. Today's the last of four and happens outside the festival gates and is free.
R. Stevie Moore, Donovan Blanc, Murals @ Baby's All Right
Interesting diversity at Baby's tonight with the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, jangly NJ duo Donovan Blanc, and Louisville's Shins-y Murals.
Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
After the R. Stevie Moore show, it's a free performance from Ludwig Persik who makes fanciful, laptop pop.
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.
Heathered Pearls (live), Uumans, Yinka Pascal @ Glasslands
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn.Last year's debut LP, Loyal, released through Ghostly International is lush and transportive, which could make a nice way to ease out of the weekend.
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Chris Cochrane's Collapsible Shoulder @ Rough Trade
Guitar great Marc Ribot has collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to John Zorn, but tonight he takes the lead with his own band, Ceramic Dog.
Shy Girls, Tei Shi @ The Panther Room
Portland's Shy Girls make the kind of indie-R&B that has been very in style since the breakout of artists like How to Dress Well (who he especially sounds like). Last night, he opened for Haim at the large Terminal 5 but tonight you can see him in the much smaller venue, The Panther Room (at Output).
Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey // Michelle Boule @ The Stone
It's the final night of NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee's Stone Residency with Craig Taborn & Tyshawn Torey at the 8 PM set and Michelle Boule at the 10 PM set.
Clean Girls, Fins, Exocomets @ Silent Barn
It's a night of noisy rock at Silent Barn, and if you're going to this show one band we recommend catching is Fins, who make messy post-hardcore that they recorded on an EP with Ben from The Men, who know a thing or two about messy post-hardcore.
Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.
HAIM, Tennis @ Terminal 5
A modern blend of Fleetwood Mac and Wilson Phillips, HAIM just keep getting more popular. This is the second of two sold-out shows at T5.
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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photos by Amanda Hatfield
Jenny Hval @ Glasslands - 10/2/13
Norway's Jenny Hval makes a kind of forward-thinking art pop equally indebted to Laurie Anderson as it is to PJ Harvey, which needless to say, is quite an interesting mix. She just brought these sounds over to North America for a full tour, including stops at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday (10/1) and Glasslands last night (10/2). We caught the Glasslands show where the crowd paid close attention, which is exactly what this kind of thing calls for. Unfortunately, there was a bit of bleeding through the walls from the much louder Radical Dads show at 285 Kent next door, which Jenny commented on during her, but took it in stride. Opening the show was Tica Douglas and Ludwig Persik, and pictures of all three artists are in this post.
Cascading Slopes at Cameo, 1/31/2013 (via @FreshBread)
Cascading Slopes is a new project from Jacob Graham of The Drums. Unlike his other band, this is 100% synthesiser-based music. His debut album, Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, is out soon and "took two years to complete from its inception and was made using strictly voltage-controlled instruments." Jacob has been keeping a synth blog, Mild Slopes, for some time now. While no tracks from the album have been released yet, you can stream a portion of non-LP track, "Other Worlds," below.
The band made their live debut last week (1/31) at Cameo with Leverage Models. If you missed it, New York has a few chances to see them as the'll start a February residency at Pianos on 2/13 that will continue for the two following wednesdays (2/20, 2/27). All three nights also feature Ludwig Persick, and the 2/13 show also has TV Baby and Club Girls. Then the 2/20 show also has The Drowners and King Holiday, and then the final night of the residency has El Sportivo & the Blooz, Rumors and Twin Wave. Advance tickets for all three nights are on sale now.
A flyer for the Pianos residency and a video trailer are below.
Tickets for the individual nights of the Don Giovanni showcases with Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Stormshadow, Lemuria, Jeffrey Lewis, Waxahatchee, Hilly Eye, and more go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale begins Friday (12/14) at noon with 2-day passes also go on sale.
Tickets for the newly-added Desaparecidos show at Webster Hall with Joyce Manor and States & Kingdoms go on AmEx and Fan (password: "backsell") presale today at noon.
Comedian and Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman will be at Town Hall on March 2. Tickets are currently on Citi® Cardmember presale and will go on Live Nation presale today at noon.
Annuals is playing Mercury Lounge on January 12 with Slam Donahue, Ludwig Persik, and Tab the Band. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/14) at noon.
Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) is playing Glasslands on January 11 with Carter and 12 x 12. TIckets for that show are on sale now.
Twin Sister at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
There have been countless Hurricane Sandy relief benefits in NYC in the over-a-month since the storm hit and, fortunately as they're needed, there's no sign that they'll be stopping any time soon. There's one going down at Glasslands on December 17 with Chairlift, Twin Sister, Empress Of, Slowdance, Jason McMahon, and a DJ set from Ice Choir (aka Kurt Feldman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's the only announced date for Chairlift at the moment, and also the only one for Twin Sister except for a Philly show with Ava Luna in January.
You can also catch a member of Chairlift at Glasslands tonight (12/6). Patrick Wimberly will be DJing at Fort Lean's release party for their Change Your Name EP with Ludwig Persik and Cruiser. Tickets for that show are available.
A couple videos are below.
by Bill Pearis
New Zealand's Lawrence Arabia has been scooting around North America following his appearances at CMJ a few weeks ago and will be back in NYC on Friday (11/9) for a show at Pianos with Ludwig Persik, Mercies, Eureka Birds, and Former Belle. Advance tickets are available. He's got a couple more East Coast shows after that and will then head to the other side of the continent -- all tour dates are listed below.
If you haven't heard the charming baroque pop that is Lawrence's new album, The Sparrow, you can stream the whole thing below, as well as check out a video for his new single from the LP, "The Listening Times."
photos by Dan Bracaglia
Lord Huron @ Mercury Lounge - 10/9/12
LA band Lord Huron brought their tour with Night Moves to NYC for their first of two shows here last night (10/9) at Mercury Lounge with Eastern Midwestern and Ludwig Persik. The tour is in support of their new album, Lonesome Dreams, which came out this week (10/9) and which you can stream on NPR. Lord Huron and Night Moves continue their tour this week and return to NYC on Friday (10/12) at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are still available.
More pictures from last night's show are below.