Entries tagged with: Mac DeMarco
LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...
Andrew W.K.'s Super Bowl 2013 halftime show (more by Dan Bracaglia)
today in NYC
* Black Lamp @ The Stone
* Goo Goo Dolls @ MLB Fan Cave
* Dessa, Aby Wolf @ Mercury Lounge
* Daughter, Wilsen @ Bowery Ballroom
* Coastgaard, Hints @ Mercury Lounge
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Matt Holman's Diversion Ensemble @ Barbes
* Sunny's Benefit @ The Bell House
* The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
* Cyro Baptista, Billy Martin, Amir Ziv @ The Stone
* Sam Goodwill, Heaven's Jail, Porches @ Cake Shop
* Genghis Hans, Love and Radiation @ Cameo Gallery
* Inside Joke w/ Dick Cavett @ UCB
* Phony Ppl, Allan Kingdom, Roofeeo @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Forgetters, 79.5, DJ Chris Lager/O.C.D. @ Union Hall
* Rain Machine, Lone Wolf and Cub, The Juggs @ Union Pool
* The Laurels, Prince Rupert's Drops, Bluffing @ Death By Audio
* Taurus, Eksi Ekso, Knights On Earth, American Echoes @ Pianos
* Bad Credit No Credit, Hardbodies, Bueno, Ichicuts @ Shea Stadium
* The Kominas, You Bred Raptors?, Appomattox, Wojcik @ Glasslands
* Derek Cruz, Derek Dunivan, Old Soul Revival Band @ Bowery Electric
* Archie Powell & The Exports, Janet Labelle, The Tin Man @ The Rock Shop
* Questlove, Andrew Bird, Andrew W.K., Kim Gordon, James, Chance, Dosh, Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), Bernie Worrell, Erik, Friedlander, Julia Holter, Thundercat (Red Bull Music Academy) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Tonight's event in the Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC happens at Brooklyn Masonic Temple featuring "a series of round-robin duets" featuring the likes of Kim Gordon, Andrews WK and Bird, James Chance, Questlove, Andrew WK, Glenn Kotche and more. Sold out.
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Mac Demarco, who will be here for the Northside Festival, just released a video for "My Kind of Woman" which puts a spin on the title for the clip's conceit. Watch it below.
The Polyphonic Spree at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Progressive pop cult The Polyphonic Spree have a bunch of festival dates scheduled for this spring/summer and they'll also be touring around those fests, playing a number of club dates throughout the US. Those dates include NYC shows happening on July 9 at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg and July 10 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/1) at noon.
The Polyphonic Spree were also among the recent additions to this year's Bonnaroo lineup. Other additions include Solange, White Lung, Mac DeMarco, Black Prairie, Maps & Atlases, Royal Thunder, William Tyler, Cat Martino, On An On, Bilal and more. 4-Day passes for the festival are still available.
All Polyphonic Spree dates are listed, along with a full list of the Bonnaroo lineup additions and a video of the Polyphonic Spree covering Nirvana's "Lithium" at our BV-SXSW day party (one of our greatest moments at SXSW this year), below...
As mentioned, White Fence's new album, Cyclops Reap, is out this week on John Dwyer's Castle Face label. Tim Presley doesn't seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia. You can stream "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley" below and hear the whole record over at Pitchfork.
White Fence will be in Brooklyn for the Northside Festival in June, playing two shows: the Panache showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13 and then a late show at Knitting Factory on June 14. Tickets to the Knitting Factory show are on sale now; no word on Brooklyn Bowl tickets just yet.
The whole Panache showcase line-up is still forthcoming but we do know its being headlined by Mac DeMarco and we have updated dates for him below as well.
These are just a couple of the additions to the 2013 Northside line-up that includes that free Walkmen show in McCarren Park. Other new additions, Kylesa, Torche, Sonny & the Sunsets, Nü Sensae, Kisses, The Luyas and more. Northside line-up as it stands now is below.
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The final Pitchfork Festival lineup has now been announced, and in addition to previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Joanna Newsom, and Swans, it now includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.
Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.
In other Chicago music festival news, Lollapalooza early bird passes went on sale today, sold out, and then regular 3-day passes went on sale and sold out. Single day tickets go on sale April 9.
Full Pitchfork Festival lineup and schedule below...
DOWNLOAD: Blood Orange - "Entertainment" (Phoenix remix/cover) (MP3)
Phoenix at MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Phoenix have been rolling out information on their new album, Bankrupt!, which is due out on April 23 via Glassnote, and they've also been revealing tour dates. None of those previously scheduled dates were in NYC, but they've now finally announced they'll play The Apollo Theatre on May 13. Tickets will be available through a lottery system that you can enter by registering now. Registration is open from now until Thursday (3/28) at noon. You have to register to enter the lottery but registration does not guarantee tickets to the show.
In related news, Blood Orange remixed/covered Phoenix's newest single, "Entertainment" (like Dinosaur Jr. just did). You can download that remix/cover above and stream it, along with the list of all upcoming Phoenix dates, below...
Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt will be making his SXSW debut this year (he wasn't there when the rest of his crew first played), and will be doing collaborative sets with Captain Murphy, aka Flying Lotus' rap alter ego (who collaborated with him on "Between Friends"). Those sets include the Life or Death showcase on Wednesday (3/13) at Scoot Inn at midnight, the Green Label Sound showcase on Friday (3/15) at Lucille at 9:30 PM, and FADER Fort on Saturday (3/16) at 6 PM. Flyers for all three of those shows with full lineups are below.
Earl just appeared at Flying Lotus' LA show at Low End Theory last week (3/7) and they performed three tracks off Earl's upcoming album, Doris, "Burgundy" (produced by Pharrell), "Hive," and "Guild." Mac Miller is featured on that last one and he was at the LA show too. You can check it all out in a video from the show, which is below. Also below is the video for previously released Doris track, "Chum," and Earl has another new video on the way too.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Mac DeMarco @ The Jinx, Savannah, GA 3/7/2013
The Savannah Stopover kicked off last night (3/7) in the genteel Georgia city. Over 100 bands on their way to SXSW (and a few that aren't) will play through Saturday (3/9). Intrepid BV photographer Dominick Mastrangelo will be covering the fest for us and arrived last night just in time to catch Mac DeMarco's headlining set at The Jinx. Hijinx is more like it judging from these photos.
More coverage from the Savannah Stopover to come and more pics from Mac's set are below.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Colin Stetson, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mac DeMarco and Metz are the first confirmed artists to be announced for the 2013 Sled Island Festival which will happen June 19 - 22 at 30+ venues in Calgary, Alberta. This year's fest, now in its seventh year, is being curated by Tim Hecker & John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees. Around 250 bands are expected to be a part of Sled Island this year, plus art, film and comedy. Festival Discovery passes are on sale now.
Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV
After already announcing R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian as the headliners for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, P4k has revealed that those artists will be joined by Joanna Newsom, The Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, El-P, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Rustie, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree.
Current lineup/schedule below...
photos by Jonathon Bernstein, words by Andrew Sacher
Mac DeMarco & co. making out and crowd surfing
Before the night was over, Mac crowd surfed, told funny stories in between songs using voice that sounded a little like Wolfman Jack, sang at least 15 songs such as the irresistible "Annie," "Cooking Up Something Good," "Rock and Roll Night Club," "I'm a Man," "One More Tear To Cry," and "Viceroy," did a brief cover of The Beatles' "Blackbird," and brought his girlfriend Kira up on stage to dedicate "Still Together" to her. [According 2 G]Captured Tracks labelmates Mac DeMarco and Naomi Punk brought their tour with Calvin Love to NYC on Friday (3/1) for a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Tonstartssbandht. Mac and his band brought their usual quirky stage antics (which include making out with each other) and their crowd-pleasing loungey guitar rock. But if you haven't seen Naomi Punk yet, their set was one of the most surprising on the bill. The bass-less trio is a lot grungier live than on record, and more so than any other band on that lineup, which made their set stick out (in a good way).
More pictures from the show below...
As mentioned previously, Edmonton, Alberta's Calvin Love is going on tour with fellow Canadian Mac DeMarco, including an NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1. Naomi Punk is also on that bill and $10 tickets are still available.
Calvin's debut album, New Radar, is out now and is a late night synth-n-twang affair that would probably sound good while driving through the desert or whatever Lynchian fantasy you might have. We've got the premiere for the video of "Missions" which features some stop-motion animation and other trippy visuals. Watch it below.
A list of all Calvin Love tour dates, album stream and video below..
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Ty Segall / Mac DeMarco @ Webster Hall, 2/1/2012
Ty Segall's current tour with Ex Cult rolled into town over the weekend for two shows, the first of which happened Friday (2/1) at Webster Hall. If Ty and his band weren't such fierce performers, they may have been upstaged by the antics of Mac DeMarco and his band, whose onstage shenanigans (wacky voices, push-ups, covering Limp Bizkit) are becoming the stuff of legend.
Before the Webster Hall show, Mac Demarco played Pitchfork's offices and you can stream that below. He'll be back for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1 with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love and tickets (only ten bucks) are on sale now.
Ty went on to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (2/2). More pictures from Webster Hall below...
Ty Segall @ Mohawk in Austin, 1/25/2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Local Natives @ Bowery Ballroom, Oct. 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
today in NYC
* Sinkane @ Blue Note
* Spacehog @ Maxwell's
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub
* moe. @ Best Buy Theater
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Regional De Ny @ Barbes
* Grant Evans @ The Stone
* Joakim, Max Pask @ Le Bain
* Lazyeyes, Chappo @ Glasslands
* The Lumineers, Y La Bamba @ Terminal 5
* Daniel Avery, JDH & Dave P @ Glasslands
* Hipp, Yvette, Weather Balloons @ THE LAB
* Motion Sickness of Time Travel @ The Stone
* Christian Finnegan @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Ty Segall, Mac DeMarco,Ex-Cult @ Webster Hall
* Black Marble, You, Tiers, Candide @ Union Pool
* Peter Cincotti, Dawn Landes @ Le Poisson Rouge
* RatKing, Bryant Dope, JeanDeaux @ Mercury Lounge
* Ghost Light, Softspot, Zula, Lunchbox @ Big Snow
* Beat Radio, Kay, Baby Alpaca @ Pete's Candy Store
* Red Baraat, Superhuman Happiness @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pre-V-Day Do Over Cover Bands Show @ Death By Audio
* Frank & Tony, Black Light Smoke, Bob Moses @ Output
* The Get Down, Eight Bit Tiger, Old Monk @ Spike Hill
* Pol The Fisherman and StormGiant @ Santos Party House
* Katie Mullins, Pass Kontrol, Mount Sharp @ Union Hall
* Javelin, Guardian Alien, Life Size Maps @ Shea Stadium
* NinjaSonik, Cortes & Murda, Ave Gang, @ Public Assembly
* Allison Weiss, Field Mouse, Young Statues @ Public Assembly
* Local Natives, People Get Ready @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Silas Fermoy, Bam, Jeremy Grinacoff, Elista @ Bowery Electric
* Berth Control, Crazy and The Brains, Secret Beach @ Muchmore's
* Hurrah! A Blot of Light!, At Seas, Nighmare River Band @ Pianos
* Easter Island, Jacques Marquette, Modern Merchant @ Cameo Gallery
* Franz Nicolay, Trevor Wilson Vocal Ensemble, Ben Seretan @ Silent Barn
* Shilpa Ray, Kissing Is A Crime, How To Be Topp, Rosy Street @ Silent Barn
* Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Perdition, Sad Boys, Goosebumps, Muderer @ 285 Kent
* The Jupiter Deluxe, Wormburner, Foster McGinty, Midnight Romeo @ Arlene Grocery
* Ice Choir, Limited, Sasha Desree, D-Video, Red Hook @ Body Actualized Center
* Chris Lake, Fareoh, Brass Bed, Alex English (DJ Set), rekLES (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
* Power Pop-A-Licious w/ Kid Sentiment, Kurt Baker, The Connection, Party Lights, The Disconnects, The Psycho Hippies @ Cake Shop
Mac DeMarco, who plays with Ty Segall tonight at Webster Hall, spent this afternoon performing at Pitchfork's offices in Williamsburg, a set that included a spiffy cover of the late Dave Brubeck's "Take 5." He and his band sounded great and you can stream the 35-minute performance below.
Tonight Death by Audio is throwing a "Pre-V-Day Do Over Cover Bands Show" with unnamed bands (but probably ones you've heard of) performing song by Joy Division, Rancid, Distillers, Fastbacks, Mr.T Experience, Stiff Little Fingers and MC5. The similar event at DbA during Halloween was a lot of fun.
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SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
by Bill Pearis
Mac Demarco, who will be here next week with Ty Segall, has announced a March tour surrounding his appearance at SXSW in Austin. Most of the tour is with Captured Tracks labelmate Naomi Punk and fellow Canadian Calvin Love. The tour hits NYC before SXSW at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1 with Eola also on the bill. Tickets, reasonably priced at $10, go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/23) at noon with the regular on-sale happening on Friday (1/25).
If you're unfamiliar with opener Calvin Love, he released his debut album, New Radar, via Autumn Tone back in November and is sort of electropop lonely highway music. You can stream the whole album below.
A list of all Mac DeMarco tour dates and the Calvin Love stream are below...
by Bill Pearis
Ty Segall just released a video for "Thank God for the Sinners," the stomping lead s the lead track off last year's great Twins. In the clip, he gets a hand (and a foot, and a few torsos) from some anonymous folk. Do watch to the jaw-dropping end. Video is below.
Ty hits the road this weekend for a tour with Ex-Cult that lands in NYC on February 1 at Webster Hall with Mac Demarco on the bill as well, and then the recently added Feb 2 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg that also has K-Holes playing. Tickets for both shows are still available.
Ty's added a few dates in other cities as well. His updated tour schedule and the new video, below...
today in NYC
* Robert Glasper @ SOB's
* Steven Beck @ The Stone
* Blowhole Junior @ Barbes
* Samita Sinha @ Joe's Pub
* Christopher Otto @ The Stone
* Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra @ Joe's Pub
* Hospitality, TEEN, Household @ Bowery Ballroom
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Built by Animals, Pre War, Swimming @ Cake Shop
* Great Elk, Wynn Walent, Matt Singer @ Littlefield
* Har Mar Superstar, See Through, Reputante @ Glasslands
* Ghost Beach, k.Flay, Haerts, Blondfire @ Santos Party House
* Hard Nips, Desert Sharks, Heliotropes, Hippy @ Shea Stadium
* Chit Chat, Stolen Girls, Ba Babes, Hollow Earth @ Muchmore's
* Honeywild, Companion, Sam Buck Rosen, Adios Ghost @ Cameo Gallery
* Grooms, Heaven's Gate, The Numerators, EULA, Bennio Qwerty @ Big Snow
* Shuggie Otis, People Get Ready, Ofel, Joshua Nelson @ Highline Ballroom
* Ed Askew, D. Charles Speer, Ramble Tamble, Andy Boay (of Tonstartssbandht) @ Silent Barn
* Neon Indian (DJ), Class Actress, Chairlift (DJ), Erika Spring, Lemonade (DJ) @ 285 Kent
The great Shuggie Otis plays his first NYC show in ages tonight at Highline Ballroom, with support from People Get Ready, Ofel and Joshua Nelson. Who knows what to expect, but we're excited to find out. Tickets are still available.
Hospitality plays Bowery Ballroom tonight, a make-up show for their one that was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. With openers TEEN and Household, it's a solid bill all-around. Tickets are still available.
For the indie fan on a budget, Class Actress and Erika Spring play a free show at 285 Kent tonight, with DJ sets from Neon Indian, Chairlift and Lemonade.
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Mac Demarco, who'll be in NYC soon opening for Ty Segall, has a new video for his song "Dreamin'" where he goofs off in Victorian attire before getting slime poured on him. Check it out below.
Mac Demarco @ CMJ 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Mac Demarco, whose second album, II, made more than a few Best of 2012 lists (including NME and Pitchfork), will be in the NYC area next month for a couple shows. He's been added to Ty Segall's Webster Hall show on February 1 that also features Ex-Cult. Tickets are still available to that one. Mac will also be playing Bard College the next night (2/2). Mac has no other announced shows at the moment.
Speaking of Ty Segall openers, BV Austin just announced that OBN IIIs will support locally in Austin, before heading out on a tour that includes them opening two California shows that Ty's new project Fuzz are playing.
Back in December, Mac played Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Holland and there's video footage from his set below.
Cadence Weapon @ MHOW, June 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Some of you may recall that before he became known as Cadence Weapon, Rollie Pemberton spent time as a music critic, having penned a number of reviews for Pitchfork in the early '00s. So chances are he knows his way around making year end lists, and we've got his best of 2012 list right here in this post. While it includes year-end regulars Kendrick Lamar and Jermih (and fellow Canadians Mac DeMarco and TOPS), his top spot is a bit of a surprise.
Rollie's pick for #1 release of 2012 is Captured Tracks' reissues of '80s low-fi indie cult band Cleaners from Venus whose cassette-only Blow Away Your Troubles (1981), On Any Normal Monday (1982), and Midnight Cleaners (1982) saw the light of day via Captured Tracks. The vinyl sold out but you can still get them on CD and digital, and stream them via Spotify.Captured Tracks will reissue Cleaners from Venus' next three albums (1983's The Golden Autumn, 1984's Under Wartime Conditions, and 1985's Songs for a Fallow Land) plus a disc's worth of rarites in February 2013.
Meanwhile, if you haven't heard Cadence Weapon's 2012 Polaris Prize-nominated album, Hope in Dirt City, you can stream that below too. Rollie's Best of 2012 LP list is below...
Small Black at Brooklyn Museum in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
Today we've posted year-end lists by Andy from Cake Shop, Mark Eitzel, and James from Veronica Falls. Now we've got one from Josh Kolenik of Brooklyn chillwavers Small Black giving us a rundown of 12 singles he loved in 2012.
Based on Small Black's own sound, it's got an unsurprising amount of indie pop, R&B, electronics, and Young Chop-produced hip hop. But he also sneaks in the inclusion of some vintage-sounding psych folk courtesy of Jessica Pratt. Check out his full list of songs, along with streams and/or videos for each track, below...
Veronica Falls at South Street Seaport in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
UK indie pop outfit Veronica Falls, who are touring in 2013 with great new band Cheatahs, just spoke to us about their ten favorite things of 2012 music, film, and TV-wise. It was singer/guitarist James Hoare, specifically, who sent his list over, and he really likes Girls. He's got the single for "My Ma" by the now-defunct band, the solo album by frontman Christopher Owens (which actually comes out next year, but we'll let it slide), AND the television show of the same name all in his top 10 list. He's also got fellow indie poppers Mac DeMarco and Woods, and reveals his classic rock soft spot by including the new Rolling Stones song.
James' full list is below...
Today Pitchfork posted the first half (well, first 30 albums) of their Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. There are some surprises on it, like Peaking Lights and Sharon Van Etten, who seemed more likely to end up on their Honorable Mentions list due to their relatively lower scores and the fact that most of the albums on this list were awarded Best New Music throughout the year. Cat Power and Hot Chip also make it, both of whose new albums seemed to have received less love from Pitchfork than previous releases by those artists. A Rustie Essential Mix also makes the list even though his actual album which came out last year didn't make their 2011 list. And of course the expected ones end up there too like Purity Ring, Julia Holter, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, and more. The remaining 20 will be revealed tomorrow (Friday, 12/21).
Check out their 50-30 picks below...
by Bill Pearis
Doldrums @ MHOW, September 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Airick Woodhead has come a long in the last 12 months with Doldrums, having started as a one-man elecronics project and quickly expanding it into an actual band that gained more form as the months went on. By the time CMJ rolled around, Doldrums was a fully realized endeavor on stage and one of the more entertaining sets I saw that week. As mentioned before, Doldrums' debut album, Lesser Evil, will be out February 26 on Montreal label Arbutus Records. It's a terrific record that I think is gonna turn a lot of heads. You may remember that Grimes jumped the gun and named it her favorite album of this year. You can check out the video for Lesser Evil's "She is the Wave," below and stream "Egypt," the first official single from the album, as well which is available in EP form right now.
Meanwhile, we got Airick to give us his Top 10 of 2012. He prefaces his list with this:
Driving alone at night is the best time to listen to music. Me and my car, Sheeba, have been through alot, and here are the records that have soundtracked our year; some good stuff coming out of the neighbourhood and from across the pond. Of course, i should be giving a honorable mention to my FAVORITE driving records of all time : Robyn, Sean Nicholas Savage, Elvis Presley, Yo! Majesty, Nancy Sinatra - but just for the sake of this being a year end list lets go with the new shit.Will he give props back to Grimes? Or perhaps his brother Daniel's band Moon King? Check out his list below, along with the "She is the Wave" video.