Entries tagged with: MTV
(Lucky members of) MTV staff headed to Baltimore over the weekend to watch Dan Deacon rehearse with his new ensemble - the ensemble that is debuting tonight/Thursday at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. You can watch footage and interviews at MTV's site. In it, Deacon talks about his not-wanting to be an electronic artist forever. More pictures, which were kindly provided to us by MTV, below...
Lykke Li @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Gabi Porter)
mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that college favorites Santogold, Vampire Weekend, Lykke Li and All Time Low will take the stage for a night of unforgettable live performances at the 2008 "mtvU Woodie Awards" - the definitive college music awards. All four are nominated for Woodie Awards this year, as voting continues on mtvU.com/woodies. Additionally, four college radio stations progressed today to the final round of voting as they battle to be named Best Campus Radio Station and five college bands were named as finalists for the "Best Music on Campus Woodie Award," each vying for a chance to be declared best college band in America.You can vote for who should win a Woodie HERE. I'm not sure at the moment how you get tickets, but they do manage to pack Roseland full of college students each year, so let me know if you find the way. The rest of the press release is below...
The only awards to honor the music voted best by the college audience, the 2008 "mtvU Woodie Awards" will take place on November 12, 2008 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City and premiere on-air November 19, 2008 at 8pm ET on mtvU, mtvU.com and in high definition on Palladia. MTV, MTV2 and MTV News will also broadcast highlights from the musical performance-packed show.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
"GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD could you please put up animal collective
isn't that why most of us on here went on sat" [Anonymous]
""The location is pretty great -- look at that view," said Brian Weitz, a.k.a. Geologist from Animal Collective, gazing out across the expanse of Liberty State Park at the skyline of Lower Manhattan. Indeed, the first thing you notice on stepping off the ferry and turning to look behind you is a cityscape that is hard to match anywhere in the world. It was day two of All Points West, the so-called "boutique" festival (meaning it accommodates 30,000 instead of 70,000) that at long last brought a weekend-long major music event to the Northeast. Saturday was the only sellout of the three-day weekend, and for good reason: Apart from the godlike Radiohead on top of the bill, there was a pretty exceptional supporting cast that included, on three stages, the Roots, Kings of Leon, Metric, the Black Angels, the Virgins, Chromeo, K'Naan and Sia.Who has the setlist? More pictures and video below...
But I began my day by speaking with one of my favorites, the Collective. A few hours before they brought their clanging, charging, joyful noise to the masses, we talked on the VIP bleachers overlooking the grounds. How great is the idea of Kings or Radiohead fans discovering Animal Collective? "That's the main reason, I think, you do festivals," said Weitz. The guys are not doing a lot of fests this summer -- they're concentrating on mixing and finishing their ninth album, due out in January -- but they were pleased to be at All Points West, in part because they were playing the main stage. While there is no doubt AC's sound is big enough to fill a large setting, Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, is not a big fan of outdoor fests. Apparently, he and the sun "don't agree."" [John Norris @ MTV]
MTV isn't talking about where it will film the 21st season of its "Real World" reality show, but in Red Hook, everyone knows the real deal.
As The Brooklyn Paper reported last Thursday, sluggish renovations of the luxury condo led MTV to seek a new spot, this one on Pier 41 at Van Dyke Street. Greg O'Connell who owns Pier 41 admitted that he had "signed some papers," but wouldn't say more.
Others in the neighborhood gave far juicier details.
"They came in to ask us to sign a waiver last night," said barista Claire Moore from the popular coffee hangout, Baked, on Van Brunt Street, adding that the producer was excited to find such a "cute" place to set a scene for laid-back Red Hook life...
[The Brooklyn Paper]
today in NYC
* 205 Tuesdays w/ Cosmo Vitelli
* Frightened Rabbit & Chief @ Pianos
* R. Stevie Moore residency @ Cake Shop
* Joe Lally & Glorytellers @ Knitting Factory
* The Jealous Girlfriends and Sea Wolf @ Mercury Lounge
photos & words by Chris La Putt
The benefit was actually an effort to protect seriously ill patients who use medical marijuana in New York. Incidentally, the host committee and the guest list was made up of a number of Libertarians, Conservative Party members, as well as a handful of Republicans. State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno (R) was awarded for his continued effort in pushing this through NY legislation. I was disappointed though - he didn't actually accept the award himself. His Director of Public Affairs in NYC, Lisa Black, accepted it on his behalf because he had other business to attend to.
Comedian Steve Marshall was the mc of the benefit that included an appearance by my favorite all-time MTV heroes/Libertarians Kurt Loder. Kurt took the stage and started by rattling off a number of statistics on medical marijuana. Up next, talk show host and Montel Williams gave an impassioned speech on legalizing medical marijuana and how much it helps with the pain for those seriously ill. Williams himself is afflicted with multiple sclerosis. He gave an award to Joel Peacock, a member of the Conservative Party who has been leading the fight to gain medical marijuana after a debilitating car accident in 2001 caused him excruciating pain. Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas introduced the only musical act of the evening,Nicole Atkins and the Sea (Nicole is also a fan of medical magic mushrooms). John Stossel closed the evening by telling everyone that he wants to legalize every form of drugs on the planet (well not really, but it was close to it).
More pictures from the night below....
Oh good Christ. The next season of The Real World, MTV's drunken, disease-riddled dinosaur of a reality series, (the 21st!) will be set in Brooklyn. The current season, which threw a bunch of damaged wannabe stars into a "green" sound studio in Hollywood, is getting annoyingly high ratings. So, the network has decided to sally forth with yet another installment, apparently continuing the smaller-part of an already done city trend, and will dump a bunch of yokels and rubes in our trendiest and irritatingest borough. Now, we don't know for sure which little enclave of Brooklyn the producers are thinking about, but we assume it's somewhere real and gritty, like off the Bedford L! Yes, it seems fairly inevitable that our broken Zelda Fitzgeralds will be plopped into some gorgeous crash pad in hipster Disneyland Williamsburg, but we have a better idea! Why, not the notorious Bushwick McKibbin dorms?? [Gawker]"Bunim-Murray Productions begins shooting in Brooklyn, NY this summer."
DOWNLOAD: No Age - Eraser (MP3)
No Age on Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (more by Leia Jospe)
As mentioned, No Age release their awesome new record Nouns today (and Pitchfork gave it a very high score) (and it is streaming at Spinner). And as you know, No Age play a show at Bowery Ballroom (again) tonight (May 6) with High Places and Fiasco (and No Age played a show last night for FADER).
"Even on a day when Nine Inch Nails have suddenly dropped a late Easter present of a surprise free album, No Age have completely dominated internet music-chatter." [Status Ain't Hood]MTV News recently did a feature on lo fi music. Bands they highlighted include Jay Reatard, Times New Viking, Tyvek, Psychedelic Horseshit, and of course No Age. Download a related, free mixtape HERE or just listen to the muxtape. Watch the MTV News video below.
Lots of other people have recorded and released No Age video too. You can watch No Age play in Other Music, watch them play ping pong with Vice, watch them play in Juan's Basement for Pitchfork TV, watch them play in that vegan food store, and watch them in their practice space. They also played in Amoeba Records and those videos are below (along with the MTV one).....
not for the faint of heart, NSFW, etc...
MTV News highlights Brooklyn, Todd P, Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, MGMT and The Muggabears....
LOOK I KNOW THERE ARE HATERS OUT THERE, I DEAL WITH IT EVERYDAY THATS NO FUCKING BIG DEAL AND IVE DEALT WITH WORSE IN MY LIFE, A FEW PEOPLE TALKING SHIT DONT MATTER TO ME, BUT TWISTING TRUTH ISNT THE LESSON I WANNA LEARN IN MY TIME IN MUSIC, SO WHO EVER THAT IS DOING IT , I WANNA SET THE RECORD STRAIGHTThe rest of the letter, and the "uncensored" video, below....
1, I ORIGINALLY WANTED TO SHOOT THE VIDEO IN A FACTORY ON THE BORDER OF EQUADOR, BUT COULDNT. I WAS TOURING THE U.S, I COULDA BEEN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT THEN BUT THERE I WAS IN AMERICA, IN NYC, IN BROOKLYN, IN BEDSTUY , I WAS TORN BETWEEN SCRAPIN SHOWS IN AMERICA AND MEETING AMERICAN FANS OR SHOOTING IN NYC ON MY ONLY DAY OFF I'D HAD IN 4 MONTHS AND GETTING ON WITH IT.
2, SO THAT WAS THAT! I NEVER MADE A VIDEO IN AMERICA AND HEY ITS STILL A PART OF WHAT I DO AND SAY, ITS WAS STILL VALID, SO I WAS READY TO ROLL WITH IT.
3, YOU ALL KNOW HOW THE SONG SOUNDS, THATS WHY WHEN U GO ON YOUTUBE 400, 000 PEOPLE WOULD RATHER LISTEN THE SONG AS IT IS AND STARE AT SOME PICTURE THEN TO ACTUALLY WATCH A VIDEO
4, WHEN LETTERMAN CENSORD ME IT WAS WAC OF COURSE!!!!!! , AND YES I FELT SOOOOOO BAD FOR WHAT THEY DID TO MY SOUND. I WAS ABEL TO SOUND CHECK FOR THAT SHOW AND THEY LET ME SOUND CHECK FINE, THEN ON THE ACTUAL TAPING MY SOUND WAS SOOO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT ID AGREED, AS SOON AS I OPENED MY MOUTH THE DIFFERENCE BLEW ME AWAY, I FELT I WAS GETTING BULLIED ON NATIONAL TELEVISON, AND I COULDNT EVEN REACH OUT TO MY LABELS OR MY MANAGEMENT TO HELP, SINCE THEY ARE NEW TO WHAT HAPPENS TO AN ARTIST LIKE ME IN MAINSTEAM AMERICAN CULTURE.
SO THEY TRIED TO SHUT ME DOWN AGAIN. I MADE THE PAPER PLANES VIDEO. I MADE IT HOW THEY WANTED. NO VIOLENCE. AMBIGUOUS. MTV - FRIENDLY. NOW TODAY, I CHECK YOUTUBE AND SEE THE LEAKED MTV PAPER PLANES VIDEO UP FOR THE FIRST TIME. I CLICKED ON IT AND OUT COMES THIS FUCKED UP MESS WITH DOUBLE-TRACKED BULLSHIT MESS
WHO THE THE FUCK IS DOING THIS TO ME?????' [M.I.A.]
the fifth in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....
Because the man does so damned much, Fred Armisen is one of the hardest individuals to sum up in a pre-list blurb. He's 50% of ThunderAnt (the other 50% is Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney). He just released a DVD called Jens Hannemann: Complicated Drumming Technique. He has also been doing some live gigs. And in addition to being a senior member of SNL, Fred's mug can be seen in scads of movies and TV shows (check out his resume on IMDB). Being equal parts artist and entertainer, he's absolutely one of my favorite people in entertainment and I am triple-dog-delighted he took the time out to share with BV the things he enjoyed in 2007 - Klaus
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10 things I bought/got/looked at this year that I love.
Paul McCartney, The McCartney Years DVD - It has live McCartney footage from 1976 that is amazing. He plays these really busy bass lines and sings at the same time effortlessly. I don't know how someone is able to do that so well. And I love that lefty Rickenbacker!
Petra Haden, Don't Stop Believin' - This is on a compilation album called Guilt By Association that came out this year. Her voice is just the greatest ever and the guitar solo part kills me. She's working on an acappella version of movie soundtracks right now that is unbelievable.
The Apple iPhone - It makes me feel like I am finally in the future. When I was a kid, this is what I imagined I'd be using in the 2000's. If you tap a business name into the map application, it finds it for you AND gives you the phone number AND gives you directions INCLUDING how to avoid traffic at that precise moment. I mean, are you kidding me? Thank you inventors who work at Apple!
God Of War 2 for Playstation - It's more complex than the first one but also more difficult. I liked it a lot, but couldn't finish it past the flying horse fights.
Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life - Mr. Martin writes about the part of his life when he was a stand up comedian. His focus on working on every detail of his act is fascinating. At age fifteen he was already giving himself notes in a notebook. "Relax. Don't shake."
dlisted.com - This celebrity gossip site seriously makes me laugh out loud. The guy who writes this is SO funny! I look at this probably ten times a day. I was going to quote some of his stuff but I say just go to it and read it.
The protesters are still going strong, but they're not raising hell, either. A few tourists are taking pictures but most walk by. Occasionally someone peers out of the windows of the MTV studio at 1515 Broadway. The crowd boos them, and then their heads disappear... [Silicon Alley Insider]More photos @ Flickr.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday for a December 18th Lupe Fiasco "record release" show at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. The new record is called "The Cool", and the first single "Superstar" is streaming at Lupe's page.
I saw Lupe Fiasco perform last week - ONE WHOLE SONG (and with a member of Fall Out Boy) at the mtvU awards at Roseland - the same show Spank Rock was drunk at. That's Lupe in the photo above. It was taken by Leia Jospe for BrooklynVegan. So were all the other pictures in this post. More photos of Lupe, Rilo Kiley (played 2 or 3 songs), Annie Lennox (accepted an award), Peter Bjorn and John (nominated, men about town), Spank Rock (played 2 songs), Tokyo Police Club (played 2 or 3 songs, then explored the basement of Roseland with us) & other characters present at the event....
Bradford Cox, Dan Deacon & MTV - Oct 17, 2007
photo by Jefferson. More coverage of this show coming soon.
weird, but true....
Amy Winehouse with The Olson Twins in London, Oct 9, 2007
Amy Winehouse never made it to NYC last time she was supposed to (a lot of times actually). Let's see if she makes it next time - to the 2007 MTVU Woodie Awards taking place at Roseland Ballroom on November 18th. Spank Rock is playing too. More info, and nominees, below....
MTV.com is now streaming the VMAs in their entirety, so if you missed them like me, now you can see Britney Spears' awkward return to lip syncing followed by Sarah Silverman making fun of her, a Kanye West performance, Foo Fighters, Mark Ronson, Miss Teen USA South Carolina (was that a diss on vegans?), etc...