Entries tagged with: Magik Markers
by Andrew Sacher
Noise trio Magik Markers put out a new record last year which was as much of a racket as you'd expect, and now member Elisa Ambrogio is taking almost the exact opposite approach for her debut solo album, The Immoralist, coming out next week (10/21) via Drag City. The new single "Superstitious" is a clean, soft-sounding song and Elisa proves she's very adept at both styles. Watch the video for that song below.
Elisa will be supporting the album on a tour with Emil Amos' (Grails, Om) Holy Sons project, who also put out a new album this year. That tour hits NYC on November 15 at Union Pool. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the video, below...
Noise trio Magik Markers hadn't released an album since 2009's Balf Quarry until this past November when they put out its followup, Surrender to the Fantasy, on Drag City. The record was recorded partially in J Mascis' attic in Amherst, and as you might expect, sounds completely void of any type of studio work. You can hear the whole thing over at SPIN, and stream one of its tracks, "Bonfire," below.
Magik Markers will celebrate the new album with a slightly belated record release party in Brooklyn on January 4 at Union Pool with Degreaser and Lushes. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment.
Song stream below...
One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.
The second-annual Spy Music Festival happens June 29th through July 15th, featuring "46 sets of music at 7 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn." That's a big expansion from last year when it took place on two nights at Shea Stadium and Zebulon. This year's fest, run by the folks at Northern Spy Records, will happen at Union Pool, the Issue Project Room, The Stone, Vaudeville Park, 285 Kent, Death by Audio and Roulette. Amongst the artists performing are Rhys Chatham, Matthew Shipp, Dustin Wong, Arthur Doyle, Eugene Chadbourne, PG Six, Guardian Alien and Magik Markers.
The full Spy Music Festival schedule -- bands, venues, prices -- is below. There's no all-inclusive festival pass, but tickets to all the shows are available here. And the fest organizers have also made a sampler featuring the artists performing this year and you can stream that below as well.
Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys, Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.
Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.
Connecticut noise-rock team Magik Markers will play a pair of NYC dates starting TONIGHT (7/21) at Cameo where they'll team with Ex-Cops and Haunted Hauses (members of Trail of Dead, Ex Cops, and Here We Go Magic) at 9PM. Then Friday (7/22), look for the band to take the stage of Shea Stadium with United Waters, Burning Star Core as part of their Arbitrary Signs Showcase (Peter Nolan of MM's imprint) at the venue.
The Shea Stadium show will mark the debut of United Waters, aka the solo project of Brian Sullivan (of Mouthus) and recent Arbitrary Signs signee. United Waters released Your First Ever River via the label in April, check out a video from said release, "Platetectonics", below.
photos by Kellyann Petry
Woods @ Culture Shock
If you aren't making the trek up to B.O.M.B. Fest to see Woods over Memorial Day Weekend, no worries. Woods will be back as part of a month-long North American tour that kicks off in middle July. All dates are listed below.
But first, you can also catch Woods in June in a Brooklyn church as part of the Northside Festival. The previously announced show also now includes Ed Askew and Magik Markers on the bill and is still on sale (flyer below). On August 13th look for the band at Bowery Ballroom with Ducktails (mem Real Estate) and White Fence (their second recent show together). Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale today at noon (5/18), and regular sale on Friday.
Woods are welcoming their new LP Sun and Shade via their own Woodsist imprint on June 14th. Look for it then or preorder it now. Stream new track "Pushing Onlys" below, and 7+minute psychedlic jam "Out of The Eye" at Pitchfork.
In their own words:
Northside Festival is thrilled to announce special series of shows in beautiful St. Cecilia's church in Greenpoint.And the shows are:
St. Cecilia's is one of the most beautiful and vital churches in Brooklyn. We are excited to be working with this community institution and proud to say that St. Cecilia's will be an important part of Northside.
There will be four shows taking place at the most spectacular venue imaginable.
DOWNLOAD: Sic Alps - Do You Want to Give $$ (MP3)
Sic Alps's new LP Napa Asylum is out now, and you can stream portions of it at its label, Drag City. In late February, they'll hit the road in support and meet up with Magik Markers for a string of dates that includes two NYC Todd P shows: 3/9 at The Old Firehouse and 3/10 at 285 Kent Ave. All dates, and two videos for songs from the new album, below...
Dean Wareham playing Galaxie 500 8/18 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Damon & Naomi will take the stage of Knitting Factory TONIGHT (10/29) with Magik Markers, supporting Masaki Batoh of Ghost. The show is not the first time that members of Ghost and 2/3 of Galaxie 500 have shared the same stage, and based on their recorded/live history, it most likely will not be the last (especially since they are both scheduled to play Northampton, MA one day later). All dates below.
Damon & Naomi, both ex-Galaxie 500, meanwhile have not been participating in the "Dean plays Galaxie 500" shows that their ex-bandmate Dean Wareham has been doing, like at Bowery Ballroom on 10/22 during CMJ:
"Headliner Dean Wareham sat poised to play an exclusive set of music from the Galaxie 500 catalogue, encircling the 90's dream-pop band's fans with memories and treating them to a set of classics like "4th of July", "Flowers", "Blue Thunder" and "When Will You Come Home". Sans original band mates, Wareham invited bassist Britta Phillips (Luna, Dean & Britta), drummer Jason Lawrence (Dean & Britta) and guitarist Matt Sumrow (HeaveN) to play with him for the sold-out stint, which was as warm, subtle and pretty as the band's music".-[Sonic Diet]The Bowery show was one of three shows on 10/22 for Dean & Britta , who brought said project to Bowery Electric as the surprise guest for the Village Voice/Red Eye day show in addition to their previously discussed performance "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" at NYU's Skirball Center. Crushable was there:
"In a Q&A after the show, Dean and Britta explained that with hundreds of tests to choose from they wanted to compose for people who were part of Warhol's daily life -- and not folks who merely stopped in at the Factory once or twice (this is why we don't get any score for Bob Dylan's test, grr). Among the 13 compositions are videos for Billy Name, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Paul America and Nico.If you missed Dean Wareham "plays Galaxie 500" at the Bowery show, no worries. He'll be back in NYC to presumably play the same set (or similar) at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/17. Tickets are still available.
The songs are dense and beautiful, some have lyrics and some are purely instrumental. It was fascinating to see both product and inspiration at the same time. There was something so raw and almost intrusive about the experience, and I imagine that's just how Andy Warhol would have wanted it."
All dates and some videos below...
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...
by Andrew Frisicano
NY EYE & EAR FEST II - JULY 9 - 12, 2009!The fest is a part II to the December event of the same name. The Fest's four days of music kick off at the Knitting Factory on July 9th. The bands there include Grooms, Liturgy and Love Like Deloreans (to name a few) with headliners Nymph and Neg-Fi. The fest returns to the Knit on Friday, July 10th, for a show with Magik Markers, Child Abuse and more. In addition to the venue's two floors of music, its already-creepy basement will be turned into a "Video Art Installation and a 7-hour Continuous Drone Room."
4 DAYS - 3 VENUES - 2 BOROUGHS
Knitting Factory & 92Y Tribeca in Manhattan & Death By Audio in Brooklyn
Pendu presents: NY Eye & Ear Fest II ... a massive 4-day New Music and Arts Fete showcasing some of the most exciting bands, artists, and filmmakers currently living and working here in NYC. In addition, NYE&E assembles a Record Fair featuring NYC-based Record Labels and Vendors selling LPs, CDs, 7''s, cassettes, lathes, comics, zines, stickers, and art prints.
The Fest then switches to the 92YTribeca on Saturday for a concert and a free record fair. Also at 92Y will be a program called "Women of NYCinema," with films and music from Sarah Lipstate (aka Noveller), Liz Wendelbo, Rachel Blackwell and Dirty Churches. The vendors range from big names like Matador Records to the recently featured Journal of Popular Noise to notable jazz label ESP-Disk.
The fest's final, fourth day moves to Brooklyn for a closing party at Death by Audio. That lineup includes Murdertronics, Team Robespierre, Talibam!, Total Abuse and Drunkdriver.
Separate from the festival, on Thursday, July 9th the 92YTribeca will screen filmmaker Brendan Toller's I Need That Record, a documentary about the problems facing record stores around the country. It will be the NYC premiere of the movie that was getting some attention already all the back on Record Store Day 2008. The movie includes interviews with Thurston Moore, Ian Mackaye, Mike Watt, Chris Frantz and more. Toller will be on hand for the showing. Tickets are on sale.
More details on the film (with video trailer) and the Ear and Eye Festival, below...
tonight in NYC
* So Cow @ Silent Barn
* Fischerspooner @ Webster Hall
* MAGIK MARKERS @ THE 1087 LOFT
* FIXED: JG Wilkes, Tanlines @ Studio B
* The Havels w/ Bryce Dessner @ Sycamore
* Pela & The Gaslight Anthem @ The Stone Pony
* grand opening celebration @ Satellite Lounge
* The Younger Lovers, Gamma Rays @ New Museum
* Celebration, Psychic Ills @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Drink Up Buttercup, We Are Country Mice @ The Cameo
* Darcy James Argue's Secret Society @ Galapagos
* pow wow!, Dinosaur Feathers, Los Basement, Wide World @ Lit
* Mike Watt & the Missing Men, Lite, Kahoots @ Mercury Lounge
* Mono, Wordless Music Orchestra @ Society for Ethical Culture
* Roddy Jackson, The A-Bones, The Memphis Morticians @ Maxwell's
* Anamanaguchi, Buke and Gass, Phil Pierce and the Sinners @ Europa
* Lubricated Goat, Junk Science, Mr. Meatpockets @ rabbitholestudio
* The Thermals, The Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA @ Bowery Ballroom
* Crystal Stilts, Blank Dogs, Religious Knives, Dinowalrus @ The Bell House
* Paint It Black, Blacklisted, Crude, Unit 21 @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Mannequin Men, Choke, Joe Romeo & the Orange County Volunteers @ Union Hall
* Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk @ AMNH
* Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Olof Arnolds, Kurt Weisman @ Housing Works Bookstore
Video from So Cow's show last night at Bruar Falls, below...