Entries tagged with: Marnie Stern
Marnie Stern at The Wick earlier this month (more by Erik Erikson)
As previously discussed, Cincinnati garage pop punks Tweens are going on a June tour which includes the Gothamist/Impose Northside Festival show at Rough Trade NYC on June 13 with Amanda X. Since we last spoke, that show has gotten even better: the queen of guitar heroics and sexual stage banter, Marnie Stern has been added to the bill. She's playing solo. Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also try to get in using your Northside badge.
Tweens have also just announced an August tour with Crocodiles (whose members have been busy with side projects this year). That tour doesn't hit NYC, but the list of all places it does hit can be found below.
Crocodiles do play NYC without Tweens though, first on July 24 at Death by Audio and then again on August 31 at Baby's All Right during their brief run with Sandra Vu's (of Dum Dum Girls) band Sisu. (Brandon of Crocodiles is both married and in a band with Dee Dee of DDGs.) Tickets for the Baby's show go on sale today (5/30) at noon. No advance tickets for the DbA show.
In related Crocodiles news, Wartime (Chuck from Crocs' solo project) just made a video for single "(War)time Won't Let Me" and you can check that out below.
UPDATE: A previous version of the post listed the Baby's All Right show for July 25. There was a mix up and the date is in fact August 31.
All dates are listed, with the Perfect Pussy remix of Tweens, below...
photos by Erik Erikson
"My neck hurts from head banging 2 hard at the marnie stern show last night" - Caroline
Marnie Stern @ The Wick
"When you are trying to measure your value as a human being based on what kind of coverage your album is getting, it's absurd. And when you play a show you are looking at the audience and thinking "there were more people last time - does that mean I'm less popular and my music sucks?" It's ridiculous and completely negates the whole experience for the people who are there to see you and you want to give a good show to. Right now, I'm in a really happy place when it comes to all of that stuff and appreciating everything. I guess I am proud of myself for sticking with it for so long." -Marnie Stern to the QuietusMarnie Stern, Hunters & Glockabelle helped kick off a weekend of rock at new Bushwick venue The Wick last night (5/8). Some pictures from the show are in this post. Catch Marnie, whose R rated stage banner is almost as great as her guitar playing, again tonight, Philly (at Johnny Brenda's with Mumblr & Joint Chiefs of Math). That's her only upcoming date at the moment.
Marnie Stern at Late Night (via her Instagram)
New Brooklyn venue The Wick is finally slated to open its doors later this month. The venue have now expanded their initial schedule to include a performance from Marnie Stern on May 8--tickets are on sale now. This adds to the one-two punch of Liars on May 9 (tickets) and The Men, Obits on May 10 (tickets). The Wick show is Marnie's only announced date at the moment.
Marnie has also recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers (a few times), where she sat in with his 8G House Band lead by pal Fred Armisen. 8G also features Seth Jabour and Syd Butler (both of Les Savy Fav), Eli Janney (of Girls Against Boys), and Kim Thompson (of Beyoncé's band). Check out the complete episode (Marnie's intro comes in around 7-minutes) below...
Deerhunter at MSG in February (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deerhunter have a couple shows coming up this week, including a hometown show in Atlanta with Black Lips and Lonnie Holley on Friday (3/7), and they'll be in NYC TONIGHT (3/4) at Highline Ballroom for an NYU students only show with guitar hero Marnie Stern. Kiah Victoria is on the bill too, and advance tickets are on sale, but you do need an NYU ID to get in.
All Deerhunter dates (including an Atlas Sound show this month) are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Marnie Stern / Torres @ Baby's All Right - 1/28/14
Earlier this week, doNYC hosted a two-night celebration of their one year anniversary at Baby's All Right with a rowdy FIDLAR/Big Ups/Amanda X show on Monday (1/27) and an equally notable Marnie Stern / Torres / Porches show on Tuesday (1/28). Porches, who are a regular on the local live circuit, were a late addition to the bill and seemed to win over much of the crowd. Torres' grungy folk was great as always, and she took the opportunity to show off a few new songs.
Marnie closed out the night, and though her funny stage banter (usually about her vagina) and unconventional guitar playing are always highly entertaining, she was very drunk and took things a bit over the top. She went on a lengthy, belligerent rant, screaming about stretching her vagina across the stage, and made so much intentional, blaring feedback in between songs that a chunk of the crowd left early. Not everyone was turned off though, one instagram commenter said:
She is so drunk and it's amazing. And by "amazing" I mean it's sloppy, uncomfortably sexual and the feedback is killing me. Good stuff. More great bands need show public displays of drunkenness, forgetting all the words to your songs is so punk.What did you think? Pictures from the show are in this post.
There's never a lack of Porches shows in NYC and you can catch them again this weekend, 2/1, at Cameo Gallery with Howth and Stranger Cat. They also play Brooklyn Night Bazaar later in February with Widowspeak and Jessica Pratt. All of their dates are listed with more pictures below...
Torres at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Our friends at DoNYC (who we just co-hosted our holiday party with) are celebrating their one year anniversary with two nights of free music at Baby's All Right on January 27 and 28. The first night has FIDLAR (who are on tour with the Pixies), Amanda X (who we just caught opening for Parquet Courts), and a special guest TBA. Then the second night has Marnie Stern, Torres and more TBA. Both are free with RSVP.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
Kurt Vile / Fat Tony / White Lung / the scene @ 4Knots 2013
"We're not a daytime band, this is weird," said Mish Way of White Lung during her band's set at the third annual 4Knots Music Festival on the South Street Seaport on Saturday (6/29). It's true that they're better fit for smaller, darker spaces, but despite that comment, White Lung continue to prove how powerful they can be on any stage. Even a hot outdoor sunny one.
Other bands sounded great under the sun too (which burned off any threats of thunderstorms), like Hunters (who already seem to know how to do a festival show), Parquet Courts, who were noisier than I'd see them before, The Men, who delivered their ever-changing brand of punk with country jams running through their whole set, the garage-soul of Reigning Sound, and of course Kurt Vile, who's arguably a better fit for an outdoor show than a dark venue. Kurt and his band (new drummer included) played an excellent set heavy on the first half of his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, and revisited the past for live staples like a solo acoustic performance of "Peeping Tomboy" and the set-ending noise jam, "Freak Train."
On the second stage, which was a more of a proper setup than last year's more DIY feel, there was Heliotropes (laying down Sabbath-y riffs), Fat Tony (who rapped about Guinness beer), The Babies (terrific as always), and proggy hammer-on queen, Marnie Stern.
It was an all-around good-vibes day of free music. More pictures from 4Knots 2013 below...
by Andrew Sacher
4Knots 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Seaport Music Festival might be wrapping up today with a show from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but that doesn't mean free shows at The Seaport (Pier 17) are done for the summer. This Saturday (6/29), the outdoor venue will host the Village Voice's annual free, all ages 4Knots Music Festival. The fest kicks off early in the afternoon (1 PM) and it will be over by 8, so you'll probably be able to catch any night shows you wanted to go to on Saturday too. It's the festival's third year and this time around they may have booked their most consistently great lineup.
Kurt Vile at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The festival is being headlined by Kurt Vile, whose 2013 album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, is one of the strongest releases of the year. The weather is looking a little iffy earlier in the day (fest is rain or shine by the way), but it looks like a good chance of sun by the time he's on, and there's not really any better way to see Kurt than outdoors on a pretty day.
The rest of the lineup is excellent too, including Memphis garage punks Reigning Sound, Brooklyn's punks-gone-country-rockers The Men, Brooklyn's Pavement-meets-Modern Lovers indie rockers Parquet Courts, Vancouver's seriously intense punk band White Lung, mathy guitar wizard Marnie Stern, YYYs-inspired Hunters, Woods/Vivian Girls-related project The Babies, rapper Fat Tony, and fuzzy indie rockers Heliotropes.
Also, since we last spoke, Steve Gunn, who is also a member of Kurt Vile's live band, was added to the lineup. His new album, Time Off, is out now, and you can stream two tracks from that release below (via FADER).
If this is your first trip to the Seaport, directions are available at Village Voice's website. It's easy to get there by subway, bus, or car, and you can also valet park your bike. Once you're there, this festival map should be of use if you need it. And, leave your coolers and beach chairs at home. There's good food down there, too, with the Smorgasbar vendors on Front St (at Fulton).
All of that fun happens for free between 1 and 8 PM, and then, if you got tickets, you can keep partying at the sold-out afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Lil B, Clams Casino, and Keyboard Kid.
Steve Gunn song streams and 4Knots flyer below...
Hunters at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
This year's 4Knots Music Festival, which goes down on June 29 at at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport, is looking like its going to be one of the best free shows in NYC this summer. It runs from 1-8 PM across two stages, and during that time we'll get sets from Kurt Vile, The Men, Parquet Courts, Marnie Stern, Reigning Sound, White Lung, The Babies, Fat Tony, and Heliotropes. And now the lineup's got one more addition: local YYYs-inspired rockers Hunters. The new flyer is below. Show is all ages, and like we said, free.
As mentioned, Lil B is playing the not-free (and now sold out) 4Knots afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg (6/29) that night. And that lineup's been expanded now too, now including hip hop producers Clams Casino and Keyboard Kid. There are still a lot of second stage acts to be announced. Stay tuned.
White Fence and Paws are also playing a free show at the Seaport this Friday (6/14).
Flyers and some song streams below...
by Bill Pearis
Leeds indie rock outfit Sky Larkin are gearing up to release their third album later this year. It's been almost three years since the group dropped the terrific Kaleide and since then the band have gone through some line-up changes. Bassist Doug Adams left the group for non-rock life pursuits. In regrouping, the onetime trio are now a four-piece with new members Nile Marr and Sam Pryor augmenting singer/guitarist Katie Harkin (who spent time as a touring member of Wild Beasts) and drummer Nestor Matthews. The new, as yet untitled album, was produced in Seattle by longtime collaboratore John Goodmanson. No release date for the record yet but you can stream the first single, "Motto," below.
The band are currently road testing new LP material across the UK with Dutch Uncles and later Marnie Stern. No North American shows lined up yet, but all dates are listed below.
Marnie Stern @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Kevin Figueroa )
Marnie Stern is currently wrapping up her North American tour that hit SXSW and NYC and all points in-between. She'll then head to Europe and, upon her return, with barely a couple days to get over jetlag she'll play the Village Voice 4Knots fest here in NYC on June 29 with Kurt Vile, The Men, Parquet Courts and more. She's then got NC fest Hopscotch in September and hopefully some time to chill in between. Updated tour dates are listed below.
Marnie's trek to SXSW -- including her appearance at one of our BV day parties -- is chronicled in the next episode of MTV Hive's online music video show Weird Vibes which they've titled "I Am Marnie Stern." Marnie is also in correspondent mode (talking to Mac DeMarco, Cole from DIIV, and more) and does a great job of it too. The episode premieres on Monday (5/6) but we've got the trailer for it premiering in this post. Watch it 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.
Kurt Vile at Coachella, 4/14/2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
We already knew that The Men would be playing this year's 4 Knots Music Festival, but the Village Voice have just announced a few more acts: Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts, and Marnie Stern. With two stages and seven hours for each, there are lots more bands still be be announced. Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival goes down June 29 at South Street Seaport from 1 - 8 PM. It's free and all-ages. Flyer is below.
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Marnie Stern @ BVSXSW 3/13/2013
Marnie Stern just released the video for "Immortals" from her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia. The clip features some woodland faery types who may or may not be immortal. There's also crowdsurfing and slow-motion destruction of feather pillows (a music video staple). You can watch it below.
As you may know, Marnie played the first of our four SXSW day parties a couple weeks ago and we've got another set of photos from her hammered-on performance below. You can see her here in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 11 with Talk Normal and Speedy Ortiz opening. Tickets for that show are still available. That's the start of her upcoming tour and all dates are listed below.
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder, words by Andrew Sacher
Delorean / Savages
We kicked off our free BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties yesterday (3/13) in Austin at the Main & The Jr (aka the old Emo's location, aka 603 Red River St) with sets from Delorean, Robyn Hitchock, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Braids, Maserati, Caitlin Rose, Anamanaguchi, Indians, Marnie Stern, Team Spirit, Torres, and Deep Sea Diver. Pictures from the party are in this post, and more are on the way soon.
The biggest surprise for me personally was Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott), whose self titled debut is great, but she really takes it to another level live. Her band is super tight, loud, and confident (her guitarist has some rock star moves) and Mackenzie has some serious pipes that she doesn't even fully reveal on the album. It was a much heavier show than I expected, and if you can catch her at one of her other upcoming SXSW shows, highly recommended.
Torres was followed by other great sets on the outdoor stage (Glasslands Stage), like the noisy math rock of Marnie Stern (who played a lot of her great new album), the danceable video game punk of Anamanaguchi, and a set from post-rockers Maserati, who along with Caveman, cooled things down for a bit. But that cooling down didn't last long, because once Savages took the stage, they were possibly even more intense than CMJ. They played some new stuff that they didn't have back then, and once that album finally drops, I've got pretty high hopes for it. Finally, Delorean wrapped up the outdoor stage with a dancey set. It was nice to end the day with some familiar tunes like "Real Love." Then Maserati came out and joined Delorean for a cover over Gary Numan's "Cars." Not really.
Meanwhile, indoors Deep Sea Diver kicked things off around the same time as Torres outside and they were followed by the fun-rock of Team Spirit, Copenhagen's Indians (who were a 3-piece and were better that way than when I saw him solo), a rousing country set from Caitlin Rose, the new electronic sound of Braids (which we also heard at CMJ), and the show ended with sets from two musical veterans: Camper Van Beethoven and Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn was great and he is especially funny on stage with his in-between song banter. He referred to the overheard sounds of Delorean from the other room as the sounds of devils, and "if they had been heard 200 years earlier, marches of men would have been sent to destroy these fiends," (or something like that).
In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie, maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, Mirrored Media, and Redigi.
Our day parties continue today (3/14) with sets from Cloud Nothings, Parenthetical Girls, Death, METZ, Milk Music, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, and more.
More pictures from yesterday's party below...
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As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.
by Andrew Sacher
Talk Normal at Maxwell's last week (more by PSquared Photography)
As mentioned, Marnie Stern is going on a tour this year which hits NYC on April 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Though many shows on that tour are with Roomrunner, they won't be in NYC until two days later to open for Pissed Jeans, but the openers for Marnie's MHOW show have just been announced, and they're pretty great too. The show will be supported by Talk Normal (who are currently on tour with Chelsea Light Moving) and Speedy Ortiz. Tickets for the show are still available. Marnie's tour also hits Austin for SXSW, where she plays a BrooklynVegan day party on Wednesday (3/13).
The tour is in support of Marnie's upcoming album, The Chronicles of Marnia. That album's not due out until March 19 via Kill Rock Stars but you can now hear the whole thing ahead of its release on NPR. Like the early singles have hinted, it's less spastic than her previous work, but the songs are strong on their own, noodling or not.
Meanwhile, you can catch Speedy Ortiz in NYC even sooner when they play Big Snow Buffalo Lodge on March 29 with Schwervon!, The Due Diligence, and Thomas Patrick Macguire; and another show a day later (3/30) as part of Aputumpu Festival at Loft 594 (594 Bushwick Ave) with Eula, Life Size Maps, and more. They also have another NYC show happening on April 27 at Shea Stadium.
All dates for all three bands are listed below...
Tame Impala @ MHOW, Aug. 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Jonathan Richman, Feb. 2010 (more by Andrew Friscano)
today in NYC
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* BEASTMASTERS @ UCB East
* Alex Skolnick Trio @ The Stone
* Tegan & Sara @ Beacon Theater
* Oh Land @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Alec Spiegelman Quartert @ Barbes
* Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
* Tame Impala, The Growl @ Terminal 5
* Gasoline Silver, Forts @ Cameo Gallery
* Melissa Ferrick, Will Dailey @ City Winery
* New Atlantic Youth, Bueno, Baked @ Big Snow
* Black Onassis, Junior Prom @ Mercury Lounge
* Gojira, Devin Townsend, Atlas Moth @ Irving Plaza
* Les Bicyclettes Blanche, Flesh @ The Grand Victory
* inc., Zomby, Kelela, Total Freedom @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Doubting Thomas, Cruise Control, Jet W. Lee @ Cake Shop
* The Mary Onettes (solo), Ski Lodge, Vox Pop @ Glasslands
* Various Cruelties, The Can't Tells, The Wives @ Webster Hall
* The Jukebox, Christian Finnegan, Lizz Winstead @ Union Hall
* Xenia Sky, Bethel Steele, Deering & Down @ The Living Room
* Jim James, Dean Wareham @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Baby Copperhead, Lullabies for Falling Empires @ Mercury Lounge
* Nico Vega, Eytan & The Embassy, Spirit Animal @ Santos Party House
* Jason Sanford (of Neptune), Patrick Higgins (of Zs) @ Public Assembly
* Hunters, Heliotropes, Sky Picnic, Justin Dean Thomas @ Bowery Electric
* Kenny Roby, Charlotte Cornfield, The Dream Show @ Pete's Candy Store
* Harry & the Potters, Uncle Mosterface, Call Me Ishmael @ Death By Audio
* Dan Friel, Yvette, Guardian Alien, Tyondai Braxton (DJ Set) @ The Knitting Factory
* Teletextile, Salt Cathedral, Baby Alpaca, Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales) @ Pianos
* Fred Armisen, Michael Lerner (Telekinesis), Marnie SternHeather Lawless @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Moon w/ Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Agostino, Damien Lemon, Tammy Hart, Iron Curtain @ Union Pool
It's an exceptionally busy Tuesday for shows here in NYC. Go see some music!
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Tame Impala, who play tonight at Terminal 5, made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, performing "Elephant." watch that below.
Sure the Unwound reissues are sexy and exciting, but Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno have another project up their sleeve as well. Enter Survival Knife, who will release a debut 7" via Sub Pop on March 5. Check out the b-side from that single, "Name That Tune," below.
Marnie Stern at Santos in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Looks like it's unofficial math rock day on BrooklynVegan. After we just posted that Tera Melos and TTNG are touring together, Marnie Stern (who's also toured with Tera Melos) announced a tour too. Hers is in support of her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, which is due out on March 19 via Kill Rock Stars. The tour hits NYC on April 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates. The tour also includes a Chicago date, which BrooklynVegan Chicago is presenting. Many of the shows are with Roomrunner, but no opener has been announced for the NYC show yet. All tour dates (via Pitchfork) are listed below.
Marnie also just revealed a third track off of The Chronicles of Marnia called "Nothing is Easy." It starts off with Marnie's trademark math-rock-meets-Van-Halen tapping, but quickly turns into a subtler art rocker. You can stream that song below, and revisit the two previously revealed cuts, "Year of the Glad" and "East Side Glory," HERE.
by Andrew Sacher
Marnie Stern at Santos in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
The February 2013 taping of the "Beginnings" podcast at UCB East (2/5) is set to feature a pretty stellar lineup with musicians Andrew W.K. and Marnie Stern, comedians Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report) and Chris Gethard, and "special unnameable guest." $5 reservations are available now.
As for Marnie Stern, she doesn't have too many dates coming up, but she will release her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, on March 19 via Kill Rock Stars. The album is her first without drum maniac Zach Hill (who is now occupying his time in Death Grips) and was instead recorded with Kid Millions of Oneida behind the kit. Two of the tracks, "Year of the Glad" and "East Side Glory," have been revealed from the album, and while they don't sound as mathy and all over the place as her previous material, they're just as characteristically weird in their own way. You can listen to both, check out the album art and tracklist, and see a list of upcoming shows below.
Obama hugs Bruce Springsteen (pre-election night)
A selection of tweets reacting to Obama's big win last night....
":)" - Grizzly Bear
"YES" - Amanda Palmer
"yeah!!!!" - Laurel Halo
"FUCK YES" - HEALTH
"fuck yeah." - Colin Meloy
"FUCK YEAH AMERICA!!! #OBAMA" - King Tuff
Marnie Stern at Santos Party House (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Marnie Stern and No Joy, who coincidentally shared a bill at one of the BrooklynVegan day parties during CMJ, are heading out on a North American tour together in September. The dates haven't been announced yet but a few of them have been revealed, including September 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
Marnie and No Joy both have some other upcoming dates this summer too. Though they won't be at the same show, they'll both be in Chicago on July 8, when Marnie Stern hosts a guitar clinic before she opens for the Flaming Lips at Aragon Ballroom. No Joy play the Empty Bottle that night.
Speaking of the Flaming Lips, they played multiple shows last weekend in Atlantic City
"On June 23rd and 24th The Flaming Lips played in Atlantic City - including on the latter night their new arrangement of The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety with highlights from The Wizard of Oz. The next day they were scheduled to travel seven hours northwest to play in Rochester, New York. That show however - a late addition to The Flaming Lips Peace and Punk Rock Summer Tour - was postponed. Its promoters needed more time, so Wayne flew to his home state Oklahoma - where he is shooting a role in a new movie with Melanie Griffith." [psych explorations]Some videos from AC are below. The Flaming Lips play TWO NYC area dates this month, both with Weezer and Yeasayer.
All tour dates and some other videos too, below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
"it is only basic human decency that is keeping me from bum rushing the stage and hugging marnie stern." - Lindsay Hood
"Marnie Stern at Santos Party House. Holy Holy Holy Shit." - mattroiberger
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The Marnie Stern & Tera Melos train hit Santos Party House in NYC last night (3/4). After the show Marnie and friends headed to Chinatown for some karaoke at Winnie's. More pictures from the party and the afterparty, below...
Marnie Stern at the BV Day Party @ Public Assembly (more by Andrew St. Clair)
"With the advent of punk, epic, virtuosic music was seen as both formally pompous and politically élitist. But instrumental prowess is no more or less primal than a three-chord crunch. Stern and her inspirations, like the drums-and-guitar cascade of the nineties indie-rock band Don Caballero, have rescued the exuberant excess of progressive rock by filtering it through punk's dissonance and speed. It was an elegant leapfrog--now bands like King Crimson are more relevant and widely referenced (by musicians as unlikely as Kanye West, who sampled Crimson on "Power") than formerly dominant post-punk figures such as Elvis Costello and Paul Weller." [Sasha Frere-Jones]Finger-tappin' Upper-East-Sider Marnie Stern will link up with Tera Melos to play a string of US dates that include Santos Party House on March 4th. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
Tera Melos are prepping a new six-song EP, Zoo Weather, due via Sargent House in February. The cassette/digital release will feature a three new songs alongside three remixes, including a remix from Japanese noise greats Melt Banana.
Marnie Stern released her self-titled LP in 2010 and celebrated with a show at Rock Shop, She called Tera Melos's Patagonian Rats her favorite LP of last year. Stream it below and decide for yourself, and check out all other tour dates while you're at it...
Jamie Lidell / Marnie Stern
"As a sucker for daytime events, I headed to Williamsburg's Public Assembly around noon for a show curated by BrooklynVegan. First up (and by "first", I mean, "the first artist I woke up in time to see") was Ted Leo. Performing skeletal, solo versions of his Pharmacists material, Ted more than compensated for the sparse arrangements with furious strumming and hilarious banter. It was nice to see an older, established artist opening a free show designed to showcase rising stars; it sort of set the tone for the rest of the day. His hit-heavy set spanned the full-duration of career, touching on high-water marks like "The High Party" and "Bottled in Cork", and closing with a cover of Euro-dance phenom Robyn's "With Every Heartbeat". This was a perfect set to open the day, and my only recommendation is that the next synth jam he covers be "Chewing Gum", by Annie...Thanks again to everyone for an amazing extended CMJ weekend that started Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, continued Friday afternoon at Public Assembly followed by a loft party followed by the free Converse-presented show at Public Assembly on Saturday afternoon, 10/23 (the subject of this post), and which ended on a high, and heavy, note at Union Pool later that night.
...Closing the show, metal prodigy Marnie Stern dominated stage two, directly opposite neo-funkster Jamie Lidell headlining the main room. While she reveled in the loose atmosphere, dropping hilariously lewd stage banter and slamming PBR's, Lidell tried a throwback set reflecting his early, robotic Warp Records catalog." [MTV Music Blog]
Hopefully you got there early on Saturday to catch Morning Teleportation who went on when we opened the doors around noon. If so, you may have also grabbed one of the free EarPeace earplugs we gave out, and grabbed a free V-Spot empanada. Hopefully you also had your fill of the free Firefly Vodka + Bourbon and Magic Hat beer we were giving out, snacked on free Raw Revolution bars, bought a free t-shirt or poster for charity (email if you still want one - we have more left). If you weren't there, maybe you caught the live stream (if we can ever make it available for podcast, I will let you know).
Speaking of the bands, hopefully Titus Andronicus's short set didn't bum you out. And if it did, hopefully Big Freedia cheered you right back up.
Like for the Friday party, there are two sets of pictures for this one. The second one is on its way. The first one, along with a bunch of videos, continues below...