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Fat Demarco

Fat White Family apparently aren't fans of fellow indie rocker Mac DeMarco, as they made clear in a short Facebook post yesterday. They cited a video of Mac playing "Still Together" at Pitchfork, saying "jest or not, it is a crime" and then adding:

"not only does this song sound exactly like the lion sleeps tonight but it also contains the lyrical gem " its easy love, fits like a glove, from up above... together" .... he should be contemplating his crimes in a windowless cell in the Hague... god is on our side.
Hopefully Mac doesn't give in to their demands, and hopefully they don't make good on their promise.

Fat White Family and Mac, who both played Austin's Levitation fest earlier this year, will also both play UK fest End of the Road in September. Maybe they can hug it out there. For Mac, that fest is one date on a huge world tour that includes sold out shows at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on October 11 and at the Troc in Philly on October 12. Tickets are still available for his October 10th show with Alex Calder at the Cap though, for those who don't want him to stop making music and who missed him at his four recent NYC shows. All of his dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Fat White Family will join Isis if Mac DeMarco doesn't retire"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Bill Pearis

Mac DeMarco @ MHOW 8/19/2015
Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco

"This is our third show in a row which is the first time we've ever done that," Mac DeMarco's bassist Pierce McGarry admitted to the Music Hall of Williamsburg audience on Wednesday. "It's super hard!" McGarry, who was wearing a furry neck pillow that almost seemed like it was part of his hair, provided most of the jokes at the third night of DeMarco's four-night NYC run. "Three days in New York...I don't know how you endure the subtle torture of living here."

DeMarco shows are known for shenanigans, but the whole band are pretty great musicians, and they played it straight (at least till the end of the set) on Wednesday. They played all of his new mini-album, Another One, plus favorites like "Ode to Viceroy," "Cookin' Up Something Good" and "Let Her Go." Like they did at their first two shows in the run, they launched into Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" which they started mid-song at the twin-solo and let it trickle off when the chorus finally kicked back in.

It wasn't till the yodel-y "Still Together" that things got nutty again. Mac spit water on the crowd who literally lapped it up like baby birds. (People really, really, really love Mac DeMarco.) "Remember how I was really sick two days ago," DeMarco asked the front row. "Well, enjoy your weekend." During the song a bunch of folks climbed on stage. The first person stage dove, but the others just seemed to be up there to take selfies, which Mac definitely did not approve of, pushing their phones aside or blocking his face till security pulled them off stage.  There was also the requisite crowd-surfing moment from Mac himself, which you can see above.

Also on the bill on Wednesday were UK band Happyness whose take on Wilco/Pavement-y indie rock sounds pretty good, and Jerry Paper who in a robe and telemarketer headset confused some of the crowd. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.

Mac wrapped up his four-night run at Warsaw on Thursday night (8/20) with Delicate Steve. Anybody go to that one? More pics from his MHOW show below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco wrapped up his four-night NYC run (pics from Night 3 at MHOW w/ Jerry Paper and Happyness)"

FYF Fest

Via press release...

FYF Fest's 12th year kicks off this Saturday at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park. Kanye West will now headline Saturday night's Main Stage. Frank Ocean has decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance.

With a lineup that already includes Morrissey, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, FKA Twigs, Chet Faker, Flume, Belle & Sebastian and more, FYF Fest is excited to have Kanye West play this weekend in his newly adopted home of Los Angeles.
Tickets are still available, and this lineup tweak may have upped their demand just a bit. Check out the full schedule.

photos by Wei Shi

Mac DeMarco @ Webster Hall 8/18/2015
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Everyone who was in attendance at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday night is probably going to die of some horrible strain of flu, and Mac DeMarco is Patient Zero. At least, that's how it looked from the packed floor of his first of four sold-out New York shows in support of his latest EP, Another One. The scabby, gap-toothed troubadour has been known to instigate a little good-natured debauchery, but this time, he wasn't swallowing NyQuil for fun; DeMarco looked truly and terrifyingly ill, apologizing before the set and swearing that he'd try to rally.

Rally he did, but the show got off to a bit of a rocky start, with guitarist Andy White breaking a string before it even began. Bassist Pierce McGarry did his part to get the crowd amped with an impromptu ditty dedicated to fast-food roast beef retailer Arby's (the only lyric to the song was the word "Yummy," melodically repeated over and over). Even with DeMarco under the weather, McGarry and White kept the banter flowing. - [The Village Voice]

Mac DeMarco is now halfway through his sold-out, four-show NYC run. Things got off to a rocky start on Monday (8/17) at Bowery Ballroom as Mac was battling a cold (the Voice review above is for that show), but he was in better spirits last night (8/18) for his show at Webster Hall with PC Worship and Tall Juan, ending, as he often does, on top of a sea of fans. His Webster set included selections from his own records (like the just released Another One), plus covers of Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" and an encore of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." Pics from the whole evening and Mac's setlist are in this post.

Tonight (8/19) DeMarco plays Music Hall of Williamsburg with Jerry Paper, and UK band Happyness opening. (Again, sold out.) There's a free after-party happening at Baby's All Right featuring a live performance from Stones Throw artist Silk Rhodes, plus members of the band DJing and other TBA shenanigans. Who knows what might happen. The party starts at 10 PM but won't really kick into high gear till midnight or so.

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco's NYC run underway (pics from Webster Hall); continues tonight at MHOW w/ free afterparty at Baby's"

photo: Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by Cory Dewald)
Mac DeMarco

photo: Rakim at West 147 in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Rakim

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Mac DeMarco, Jerry Paper, Happyness @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Mac DeMarco Week in NYC, with the Canadian singer (who lives in Far Rockaway, currently) playing four sold-out shows here. Tonight's #3 with Brooklyn eccentric Jerry Paper, and UK indie rockers Happyness opening.

Strawberry Group, Silk Rhodes, Bobo Eyes @ Baby's All Right
This is the official afterparty for tonight's Mac DeMarco show, with members of the band DJing, plus Stones Throw artist Silk Rhodes and other shenanigans. Who knows what might happen. The fun should start around 10 but won't really kick into high gear till midnight.

Rakim, Mr. Cheeks, Dres @ BB King's
Hip hop as we know it wouldn't exist without the highly influential Rakim. The New York native graces his hometown with another show tonight.

Rivers of Nihil, Meek Is Murder, Cognitive @ Saint Vitus
Pennsylvania death metal band Rivers of Nihil celebrate their new album Monarchy at this show. If you're going, it's especially worth showing up on time for local mathcore band Meek Is Murder too.

And The Kids, Told Slant, PWR BTTM @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Boston-area band And The Kids make what they call "accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music." Find out what that actually sounds like tonight, with NYC bands Told Slant and PWR BTTM on the bill as well.

Dazzletine, Railings, Terrible Terrible, The Rizzos @ Shea Stadium
Pittsburgh glam-punks Dazzletine headline this show that also features Brooklyn dreampop band Terrible Terrible. Check out tracks from both below.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday? (Mac DeMarco, Rakim, Rivers of Nihil, And the Kids, PWR BTTM, Silk Rhodes & more) "

Mac DeMarco on a rowboat

For NPR's new "Field Recordings" video series, they set Mac DeMarco afloat in Far Rockaway (where he lives these days) on his own rowboat to perform "No Other Heart," one of the songs on his new mini-LP, Another One. With only his keyboard and the sound of the waves and seagulls, he turns in a nice rendition, and talks a little about where he got the boat. Watch it below.

Having just played a surprise show at Baby's All Right, Mac's sold-out, four-show NYC run happens next week.

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Outside Lands stream

The 2015 Outside Lands festival is now underway in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. If you're there, make sure to come say hi to us in the Toyota Tent. If you're not, you might be interested to know you can livestream performances on three separate channels starting at 3:30pm PT (6:30pm EST) each day (Aug 7-9) at sfoutsidelands.com/.

The actual fest schedule is HERE, and the streaming schedule is below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands this weekend: stream it live (schedule)"

Mac @ Baby's All Right 8/4/2015 (photos by @skycaptsteve / @spreadhouse)
Mac DeMarco at Baby's All Right
Mac DeMarco at Baby's All Right

As a surprise to no one who was paying attention, the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" band that were announced to play Baby's All Right last night was, in fact, Mac DeMarco. With his new mini-LP, Another One, out this week, the all-ages Baby's show was a release party for the record and with only a $5 cover, it was as packed as the Williamsburg venue gets. Many of Another One's songs made their live debut last night and Mac finished the night with a cover of Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" and a crowdsurf all the way to the back of the room before "walking on the ceiling" back to the stage (those poor acoustic tiles get abused). Did you go?

Setlist and a few instagram pics and videos below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco played a "surprise" show at Baby's (pics/setlist)"

Mac DeMarco

Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right posted an announcement with the above picture that they have a secret show Tuesday (8/4) night. We're not sure who it is, but the first comment on the post is from famed music producer John Agnello, who guessed "Mat Demarco." A little detective work tells us there's a similarly-named musician, Mac DeMarco, who like the wizard above, has a gap in his teeth. The opener is "Another Juan" and the opener for one of Mac's other upcoming NYC shows is Tall Juan. Hmm...

Whether or not Mac DeMarco is on that show, he does have a lot going on at the moment. He releases his new mini-LP, Another One (which sounds similar to "Another Juan," no?), this week, and you can stream it full now, below. He's also the latest guest on Pitchfork 'Over/Under' series. Video of that below too.

In more related news, Art Is Hard Records got a few artists together to write vocal versions of Mac's recent instrumental record, including Shunkan and Nai Harvest. The description reads:

Remember the instrumental album that Mac DeMarco pushed out early July? Written and recorded in his bedroom across just four impressive days, we are merely lo-fi paupers whilst Mac wears the crown.

We thought it'd be great fun to get some AIH friends and family in to have a play and complete the tracks by adding their own vocal & melody ideas. Initially wanting to match the four-day window that Mac achieved the process in, it turned out this was next to impossible ..

HOWEVER! Everyone managed to finish their takes and have done a great, great job. Come roll in the disco fusion of Shunkan vs Mac on Hachiko, the grizzle fuzz of pet cemetery's Fish Terry or Early Ghost's paranoid deprecation on closer Special K.

Mac gave it away for free and so are we. Enjoy!

You can download it here and stream it below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco streaming 'Another One,' reinterpreted by Nai Harvest, Shunkan & more... playing Baby's on Tuesday?"

photos by Cory Dewald

Iceage/Mac DeMarco/Natalie Prass/Steve Gunn @ Pitchfork Fest 7/17/2017
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday

DeMarco's goofball demeanor came across endearingly on stage, as he pulled faces and squared off with his bassist on the guitar solo for Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years." At one point DeMarco told the crowd "We have a new album coming out" to which the crowd responded enthusiastically, thinking that he was going to play some. DeMarco then told the crowd "Oh no, no. We're not going to play those songs, we don't really know them. I just wanted to say that it's probably been leaked and you guys should download it. I don't really give a shit." Wrapping things up with "Chamber of Reflection" and a final song, DeMarco flashed his gap toothed grin and left us all wondering where he was headed after the set and if we could pull an invite. - [Gapers Block]
We already posted one set of pictures from 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival's opening day (7/17) but here's a second set, with shots of Mac DeMarco, Panda Bear, Iceage, Natalie Prass, Jessica Pratt, iLoveMakonnen and more. Check out more, below...

Continue reading "more pics from 2015 Pitchfork Fest day 1: Mac DeMarco, Iceage, Panda Bear, and more"

photos by James Richards IV

Wilco / Panda Bear / Jessica Pratt
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Friday

We have an early front-runner for the weekend's quietest act, and perhaps the festival's quietest act ever. It's all about two barefoot guitarists seated in the shade. Jessica Pratt must imagine she's playing in her living room instead of a small outdoor stage tucked in the southwest corner of Union Park. How else could she play through the noise and distractions that permeate a big outdoor music event such as this? Her melodies whisper, her guitar tones hover, and her voice suggests that it wants to make each of the few hundred listeners pressed close to the stage feel like he or she is the only other person within earshot. It works. It's easy to feel empathy for solo performers facing a big festival crowd, their panic intensifying as they struggle to command a restive audience's attention. But Pratt plays as if none of that is a concern. [Greg Kot for Chicago Tribune]
The 2015 Pitchfork Festival kicked off yesterday (7/17) with sets from Wilco, Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco, Iceage, Ought, Steve Gunn, iLoveMakonnen, Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker and more. That's a review of Jessica Pratt's set above. Wilco, fresh off surprise-releasing their new album Star Wars, opened by playing the album in full front to back. Then they continued with older favorites: "Camera," "Via Chicago," "Heavy Metal Drummer," and more. Pictures of day 1 and Wilco's full setlist are in this post.

The fest continues today (7/18) with Sleater-Kinney, Future Islands, The New Pornographers, Kurt Vile, Ex Hex and more. If you're not there, are you streaming it live?

UPDATE: Day 2 pics and day 3 pics are up. More day 1 pictures below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival 2015 day 1 in pics (Wilco, Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco, Iceage, Ought, Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker & more)"

Mac grilling up some hot stax o' wax
Mac Demarco BBQ

Mac DeMarco and Shamir recently hung out on a Brooklyn rooftop, playing Jenga, smoking cigarettes and shooting the breeze for a Complex TV video. It's a pretty fun tete-a-tete, and conversation topics include pot smoking, what they would do first if they switched bodies, and pet peeves. You can watch Pt. 1 below with the second installment being promised soon.

Mac's new mini-LP, Another One, is out in about a month with those four NYC shows coming up as well. To promote the NYC run, Mac is going to throw a BBQ on Wednesday (7/8) at 153 Morgan Ave (at Meserole) in Brooklyn at 1 PM. They'll be selling "Ass Passes" that get you into all four shows (including the sold-out Bowery, MHOW and Webster shows), which also come with a specially designed t-shirt and a "surprise item" yet to be revealed. Plus if you bring a food bank item, Mac will grill you a hot dog. He won't be playing live but will be jamming some unreleased music over his car stereo. More details on the flyer below.

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco played Jenga with Shamir (video), throwing BBQ in Brooklyn on Wednesday"

by Bill Pearis

Mac Demarco 2015

Mac DeMarco's new mini album, Another One, will be out August 7 on Captured Tracks and the singer has just shared the video for the title track. Mac directed it himself and the video also serves as a tribute to one of his favorite artists of all time, Michael Jackson. That tribute mainly entails wearing a MJ t-shirt and, for part of the video, a mask. You can watch it below. You can also watch a video where Mac teaches you how to play "Another One" and invites you to record your own version and send it to him. He'll pick his favorite and award the winner $.69 via PayPal. Watch that below too.

Having just played Bonnaroo, Mac DeMarco's tour continues on the festival circuit this summer and he'll be playing four NYC shows in August, and then The Capitol Theatre and Woodstock's Bearsville Theatre in October.

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco pays tribute to Michael Jackson in 'Another One' video, invites you to record your own version of the song"

Bonnaroo 2015 (photo by @runninthruthe6_15)
Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo 2015 began yesterday (6/11), with sets from Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Strand of Oaks, Iceage and more. Tove Lo played, and if you're wondering if she flashed the crowd:

Tove will be at Firefly next weekend, and Lollapalooza and Osheaga after that, for what it's worth.

The fest continues today with Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Earth Wind & Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Against Me!, Pallbearer and more. If you're not there, you can stream Bonnaroo live HERE.

Check out a few more pictures of Bonnaroo day 1 below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo kicked off with Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Strand of Oaks & more, continues today (and streaming live)"

UPDATE: Stream Bonnaroo 2015 here.

bonnaroo is streaming live on brooklynvegan.com

Bonnaroo 2015 is this week with four days of music and comedy from Thursday (6/11) through Sunday (6/14) in Manchester, TN. For those who can't make it, you'll be able to watch many of Bonnaroo's performers right here on BrooklynVegan.com via three different video channels. Live streaming begins Thursday at 7 PM Central (6 PM Eastern) and sets being broadcast over the four days include Courtney Barnett, Against Me!, Belle & Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, Billy Joel, D'Angelo & the Vanguard, Jamie xx, The War on Drugs and many more. Full list of confirmed streaming Bonnaroo performances below.

UPDATE: Stream Bonnaroo 2015 here.

While there won't be any Bonnaroo comedy sets streaming, Comedy Central has put together a Spotify playlist of bits from many of the comedians peforming at the fest this year, including Chris Hardwick, Jeff Ross, Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Watts, Michelle Wolf and more. Stream that below.

Continue reading " 2015 Bonnaroo livestream schedule"

photos by Rachel Juarez-Carr

Ride / Patti Smith / Gaz Coombes / Savages @ Field Day 6/7/2015
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London
2015 Field Day Festival - London

The polarities of Sunday's rock-friendly bill are represented by Mac DeMarco and Savages. DeMarco is a nonchalant goofball whose slacker self-deprecation ("We got nothing else to do") and wayward frazzle-rock suits the genial tempo of a blazingly hot afternoon. By contrast, Savages are all discipline and attack. Their spiky punk noir is like a glass shard to the ribs and Jehnny Beth, who dedicates Fuckers to anyone dismayed by the general election result, is an increasingly formidable frontwoman.

And so to the veterans. Patti Smith's 40-year-old album Horses was a jukebox of influences - garage-rock, soul, reggae - reconfigured with a poetic downtown sensibility. She performs it in full with urgency, pathos (dedicating Elegie to "anyone you wish to remember") and wry humour. After slightly botching Break It Up she says, "I never do nothing perfect. I only fuck up perfect." Reunited 90s indie heroes Ride have a slim catalogue for headliners, but they make a glorious noise, intense yet comforting: frontman Mark Gardener dedicates the effects-pedal firestorm on Drive Blind to obvious influences My Bloody Valentine. They are clearly delighted to be back. Early in the set, the propulsive Seagull goes down so well that Gardener says, "Good night! Only joking." - [The Guardian]

London's Field Day Festival took place last weekend (June 6 & 7) in Victoria Park, with a very impressive lineup. Day 2 featured Patti Smith, Ride, Savages, former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Viet Cong, Mac DeMarco, DIIV, Matthew E. White, Ducktails, Allah-Las and more. Pictures from that day are in this post. Day 1 featured Run the Jewels, Caribou, FKA twigs, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Stealing Sheep, QT and more.

Viet Cong will be in NYC this week for Northside Fest, playing two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Girl Band, plus American Wrestlers on Saturday (6/13), and Sannhet on Sunday (6/14). Advance tickets for both are sold out, but they will be taking limited Northside badges, so if you have one of those, arrive early. More pictures from Day 2 of London's Field Day festival, below....

Continue reading "London's Field Day fest pics: Ride, Patti Smith, Gaz Coombes, Mac DeMarco, Viet Cong, DIIV, Eagulls & more"

photos by Chloe Gifkins

Mac DeMarco @ Surf Lodge 5/22/2015
Mac Demarco
Mac Demarco

Mac DeMarco kicked off the 2015 summer concert series at Montauk's Surf Lodge on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend (5/22). He played solo, just him and his electric guitar, but the less rowdy setting didn't stop him from crowd surfing. (It is a surf lodge.) Pictures from his performance are in this post.

If you're in Montauk this weekend, the Surf Lodge hosts Corbu on Friday (6/6) and The Flaming Lips on Saturday (5/7). It will be interesting to see how the Lips plan on doing what they do on such a tiny stage. The shows are free. More pictures from Mac's show, below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco played the kickoff show for Montauk Surf Lodge's 2015 free summer series (pics)"

photo: Flaming Lips at Levitation 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Flaming Lips

Earlier this month, part of the lineup leaked for this year's series free concerts at Montauk's restaurant/hotel/vacation spot The Surf Lodge, and we've now got the full schedule. Some highlights include Mac DeMarco (5/22), Flaming Lips (6/7), Alvvays (6/14), Benjamin Booker (6/20), The Allah-las (6/27), Jon & Josiah of The Head and the Heart (6/28), Sylvan Esso (7/26), Delta Spirit (8/8), tUnE-yArDs (8/9), The Joy Formidable (9/4), and more.

As usual, the annual series hosts these free shows each weekend from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. It's not too far from NYC, and the bands make for a pretty good reason to get away to Montauk for a weekend.

A handful of the artists, including Mac DeMarco, The Flaming Lips, Alvvays, Sylvan Esso and tUnE-yArDs, also have other NYC-area appearances coming up.

Check out the full 2015 Surf Lodge concert series schedule below...

Continue reading "The Surf Lodge full lineup of 2015 free concerts (Flaming Lips, Mac DeMarco, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Alvvays & more)"

Bearsville

Last month it was announced that NYC-based concert promoters Bowery Presents would begin booking shows at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Since that announcement, we've mentioned a few upcoming Bowery shows at the venue, including Mac DeMarco, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Blake Mills. The rest of Bowery's initial schedule there includes Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Strand of Oaks, Heartless Bastards, Mikal Cronin and more.

Tickets for all shows on the initial Bowery-booked Bearsville schedule go on sale Friday (5/15) at noon, and a few have AmEx presales starting today (5/13) at noon. Check out the full schedule below.

Continue reading "initial schedule of Bowery Presents shows at Woodstock's Bearsville Theatre (Mac DeMarco, Mikal Cronin, JSBX, more)"

photo: Mac DeMarco at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco already had four NYC shows announced for his upcoming tour, and he's since expanded it, adding two more not far from the city. He'll play Port Chester, NY's Capitol Theatre on October 10 and Woodstock, NY's Bearsville Theatre on October 11 (a venue that Bowery is now booking). Tickets for The Cap and Bearsville go on sale Friday (5/15) at noon.

Tickets for Mac's Webster Hall (8/18) show are still available, but his Bowery Ballroom (8/17), Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/19) at Warsaw (8/20) shows are sold out.

Mac also dropped a new song, "The Way You'd Love Her," from his upcoming mini-LP Another One (due 8/7 via Captured Tracks). Listen, with the updated list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco shares new song, expands tour (the Cap and Woodstock included)"

FYF

LA's annual FYF Fest returns August 22 & 23, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Morrissey, The Jesus & Mary Chain, D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Bloc Party, Run the Jewels, Deerhunter, Belle & Sebastian, Spiritualized, Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Joyce Manor, Title Fight, METZ, Cold Cave, Melody's Echo Chamber, Battles, Neon Indian, Alvvays, La Femme, Mikal Cronin, Hop Along and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon PDT. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2015 lineup (Morrissey, Jesus & Mary Chain, Frank Ocean, D'Angelo, Dinosaur Jr, Spiritualized, Bloc Party, more)"

Mac's home-studio in the Rockaways
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As mentioned, Mac DeMarco will be playing four NYC shows in AugustBowery Ballroom (8/17), Webster Hall (8/18), Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/19) and Warsaw (8/20). Tickets for Bowery and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon and all four shows have their regular on-sale starting Friday (4/24) at noon.

Mac will have a new record out by that point, a mini-LP titled Another One which he recorded in his home studio out in the Far Rockaways. While no music has been released yet, you can watch a short making-of video, shot by Mac's girlfriend, Kiera, below. Attention karoake and mashup fans: if you pre-order the album through iTunes you'll get instrumental versions of the songs as a bonus.

Check out Another One's tracklist and making-of video below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco releasing 'Another One' before four-show NYC run (watch a video) ++ Bowery / MHOW tix on presale"

photo: Mac DeMarco @ Coachella (more by Samantha Saturday)
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Mac DeMarco is spending much of his summer on the festival circuit. He just played Coachella and will be appearing at Austin Levitation, Primavera, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo and more. In August he'll be playing NYC, a four show assault happening at Bowery Ballroom (8/17), Webster Hall (8/18), Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/19) and Warsaw (8/20). Tickets for all four shows go on sale Friday (4/24) at noon with AmEx presales happening for Bowery and MHOW on Wednesday (4/22) at noon.

All tour datesa are listed below.

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco adds tour dates, including four NYC shows (Bowery, Webster Hall, MHOW & Warsaw)"

photos by Samantha Saturday

Drake / St. Vincent / Jenny Lewis
Coachella 2015 - Day 3
Coachella 2015 - Day 3
Coachella 2015 - Day 3

Remember punk? The supposed sound of youth and clarity? I don't know about that. Every kind of music has the age it is and the age it wants to be. At Coachella, electronic dance music wants to be young, electro-soul wants to be late-20s and early 30s, and punk, regardless of the age of the people playing it, wants to be middle-aged or older, with mixed feelings. It's the sound of probity, disappointment, disapproval.

The visual clichés of Coachella are sunglasses and dyed blond hair and gym-rats with neon tank tops. The punk shows I've seen so far -- there are a few of them here and there, with small crowds, like secret meetings -- are where the sundresses and tank tops are not. The obstructing monolith disappears; suddenly a different festival reveals itself. Whatever the music might give you, the sight is a relieving contrast. [NY Times]

Coachella 2015 day 3 had the most amount of punk bands of the three days, a genre that was surprisingly well-represented this year, despite the bands' much smaller crowds compared to the increased interest in EDM acts. Day 3 had Brand New, Conor Oberst's recently-reformed Desaparecidos, OFF!, Touche Amore and Joyce Manor, as well as somewhat-related bands like Conor's old Saddle Creek pal Jenny Lewis and Brand New/Desaparecidos' sideshow mate Built to Spill. According to Ian Cohen at Pitchfork, those punk bands "tore through tight and triumphant sets--the difference between bands that had to win over kids instead of critics over the years instead of vice versa was abundantly clear."

It was also the day that Drake headlined (and, uh, made out with Madonna on stage), Florence + the Machine played (and sadly, Florence broke her foot after her set), and we got sets from Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Panda Bear, Charles Bradley, Philip Selway, Angel Olsen, John Talabot, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs and more.

Pictures of day 1 HERE and day 2 HERE. More day 3 pictures below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2015 day 3 in pics: Drake, St. Vincent, Jenny Lewis, Built to Spill, Desaparecidos, Ryan Adams, OFF! & more"

photo: Perfect Pussy at Baby's - 4/4/15 (via @bannedinjc)
Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy wrapped up their tour over the weekend in Brooklyn with a two-night stand at Baby's All Right. The shows were presented by the band and singer Meredith Graves' new label Honor Press, and featured Sick Feeling, Meat Wave and Mannequin Pussy on night 1 (4/3); and Honor Press signees So Stressed, plus Wreck & Reference and Laced on night 2 (4/4). Perfect Pussy's Captured Tracks labelmate Mac DeMarco was in attendance on night 2, as you can see in the instagrams from the shows, below.

Perfect Pussy's next Brooklyn show is a free one, happening May 23 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. They'll be joined by a handful of other local punk bands, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords and Nonsense.

That show is part of a Time Out Live-curated weekend, which includes another punk show at BKNB the day earlier (5/22) with Priests, Greys, Skating Polly and Done.

Perfect Pussy and Mac DeMarco instagrams below...

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