Entries tagged with: Magic Wands
Austin's Levitation Fest just announced a bunch of great additions to its 2016 lineup, including Courtney Barnett, Ween, The Arcs, Melody's Echo Chamber, plus Swiss krautrockers Klaus Johann Grobe (finally coming to North America), David J & The Gentlemen Thieves (performing Love & Rockets / Bauhaus songs), Holy Wave, Wall of Death, Nots, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Magic Wands, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Bayonne, Federale, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
That's in addition to already announced acts Animal Collective, Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds, Ty Segall, Caribou, Slowdive, Super Furry Animals, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dungen, Brian Jonestown Massacre and lots more.
Levitation is happening on April 29-May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch. Weekend passes are on sale now. While kickoff parties and the daily schedules have not been announced, Levitation has announced daily lineups. Those are listed below.
photo: L7 at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
SXSW already announced two rounds of 2016 artists, and today a third round was announced, including L7, Bloc Party, The Cult, Loretta Lynn, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, D∆WN, Polica, Dilly Dally, Eleanor Friedberger, Protomartyr, Holy Fuck, Ra Ra Riot, Fat White Family, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, All Dogs, Judy Collins & Ari Hest, The Dandy Warhols, Des Ark, Mick Jenkins, Lady Leshurr, Mitski, Supersuckers, Teen Suicide, together PANGEA, Turnover, Younghusband and more.
Full list of additions, below...
Cold War Kids are playing Webster Hall on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (1/16) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/18) at noon.
The NIght of a Thousand Stevies, "the largest and most beloved Stevie Nicks fan event in the world," is returning for its 23rd year to Highline Ballroom on May 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
DOWNLOAD: Memory Tapes - Bicycle (MP3)
The intial lineup for Noise Pop 2010, which takes over San Francisco February 23rd to March 1st, has been updated. Newly announced acts include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (with Cornelius, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon), The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra collaborative performance, !!!, Harlem, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, The Fresh and Onlys, Scout Niblett, Far (Reunion Show), The Mumlers, P.E.E (Reunion Show), Mirah, Laura Gibson, Nico Vega, Japanese Motors, Princeton, Free Energy, The Growlers, Nurses, Magic Wands, The Lonely Forest, The Hot Toddies, Tempo No Tempo, Judgement Day. The full current lineup is posted below.
Tickets and passes for most of those are on sale now. Tickets for Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (with Deerhoof) on February 23rd and the Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra collaborative shows go on sale on Sunday, January 10th.
Memory Tapes, chillwave Jerseyan Dayve Hawk, is one of the acts scheduled for the fest. He's going to be in the UK for a short run of shows this January, and he's confirmed that US dates and a European tour are forthcoming. The song "Bicycle" off his debut, Seek Magic, is above. The album is being re-issued on Feb 8th, "with an exclusive 48 minute 4 track CD2 through Urban Outfitters and digitally exclusively via iTunes".
More info on Noise Pop 2010 below...
The xx @ South Street Seaport in August (more by Chris La Putt)
"Strongly influenced by modern R&B-- the [xx] made hay with an early cover of Womack & Womack's "Teardrops", while UK copies of xx come packed with their version of Aaliyah's "Hot Like Fire"-- the xx use a drum machine to complement their copiously tidy compositions. Unlike contemporary R&B fetishists Hot Chip or Discovery, who have clearly spent long hours internalizing Timbaland, the Neptunes, and other radio cognoscenti, the xx incorporate more abstract elements of the genre: a liberal use of bass tones and an unwavering focus on sex and interpersonal relationships." [P4k - Best New Music]The xx's December 5th show with Friendly Fires at Webster Hall is still on sale, but a bit far off. The band has some sooner shows lined up for NYC.
The xx play a show on November 11th at Bowery Ballroom - the new date and location for their previously-scheduled November 12th show at Mecury Lounge ("All tickets will be honored."). Tickets are currently listed on Ticketmaster (for "November 12"), but not actually back on sale yet.
And before that, they'll be in NYC for a CMJ show with School of Seven Bells (who they opened for at the Seaport this August) on Friday, October 23rd. Also on this Webster Hall bill are First Aid Kit and Magic Wands. Tickets are still on sale (and we assume some CMJ badgeholders will be let in). More SOSB dates HERE.
Clips from an August 20th in-store in Brighton, UK, with updates tour dates (including a few more new November shows) are below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
London's The Kills announce a 22-date US tour, beginning in Indio, CA at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on April 19th. Midnight Boom, the band's 3rd full length album was released last year on Domino Records... ...sets at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and tours with The Raconteurs and The Black Keys, have made The Kills [more popular]...The Kills, The Horrors and Magic Wands will play NYC shows at Webster Hall (5/2) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/4). Tickets for both of them go on Am Ex presale today at noon and then regular sale Friday.
The Kills will release a new EP, entitled Black Balloon on April 14 (March 23 rest of world, on Domino everywhere), including the track from Midnight Boom as well as brand new acoustic tracks. In typical Kills fashion, the new video for "Black Balloon," directed by Kenneth Cappello, is another beautiful art piece incorporating exclusive backstage and tour footage shot in Super 8. View the video below
The new EP follows up January's iTunes Live Sessions EP, recorded at the end of the band's fall tour at Electric Lady Studio in NYC, which features live versions of "Sour Cherry" and "Getting Down,", acoustic versions of "Pull a U" and "Kissy Kissy" and a cover version of Willie Nelson's "Crazy."..
The band recently performed "Last Day of Magic" on the UK's most popular late night talk show, Friday Night with Jonathon Ross. Video below.
The Kills were last in Brooklyn on October 3rd and 4th. They played Music Hall of Williamsburg two nights in a row with Magic Wands. Shortly before that they played a show at ACL where they revealed they had just lost their tour bus.
Pictures from the first of those two October Brooklyn shows (with setlist), the new tour dates, and the above-mentioned videos, below...