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Breeders @ McCarren Pool

Breeders @ McCarren Pool

Breeders @ McCarren Pool

Sunday (July 13, 2008). Matt & Kim. Before The Breeders. Free...

Continue reading "Matt & Kim @ McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, NY - pics"

photos by Tod Seelie

F Yeah

F Yeah

F Yeah

F Yeah

July 12, 2008

  1. 3 pm @ The Yard - Crystal Antlers (not part of F Yeah)
  2. 6 pm @ Highline Ballroom - Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt and Kim, Team Robespierre & Monotonix
  3. 12 am @ Pianos - Crystal Antlers and Monotonix (21+)
  4. 11:30 pm @ Market Hotel - Bear Hands & Cut Off Your Hands, 1:30 am @ Market Hotel (same show) - Crystal Antlers & Monotonix (all ages)
That's right. Crystal Antlers and Monotonix are each playing three times today. Monotonix are also playing the final F Yeah show at Club Exit in Brooklyn on Sunday.

I have two pairs of tickets to giveaway for Highline Ballroom and two pairs of tickes for Club Exit. If you want to win them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: F Yeah) with your first and last name and which show you want.

photos by Tod Seelie

DOWNLOAD: Circle Jerks - Live Fast, Die Young (MP3)

Matt & Kim
F Yeah Tour

The DeathSet
F Yeah Tour

Assuming nothing else was cancelled, the F Yeah Tour should be reaching Buffalo tonight (July 6). The linuep for that one is The Death Set, Monotonix, Team Robespierre, Crystal Antlers & Totally Michael. The lineups change as the tour goes on. For NYC we have:

Saturday, July 12th - New York City, NY - EARLY
w/ Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt & Kim & Team Robespierre
+ comedians Hannibal Buress & Josh Fadem
@ Highline Ballroom

Saturday, July 12th - New York City, NY - LATE
w/ Monotonix + Crystal Antlers
@ Loft Party TBA

Sunday, July 13th - Brooklyn, NY
w/ Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt & Kim, Japanther, Team Robespierre, Monotonix + special guest.
+ comedians Hannibal Buress + 1 more
@ Club Exit

Saturday July 12th is also that big show at the Yard. More pictures below....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour - photos from the road (part 3)"

photos by Tod Seelie

Matt & Kim
F yeah tour

Monotonix
F yeah tour

The F Yeah Tour reaches The Triple Rock in Minneapolis tonight (July 2). Monotonix, Team Robespierre & Crystal Antlers are on that bill. UPDATE: Minneapolis was cancelled (see below). All other dates are still on though.Ten more days until they reach NYC. More pictures from the tour so far below....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour - photos from the road (part 2)"

photos by Tod Seelie

Monotonix
F Yeah Tour

Matt & Kim
F Yeah Tour

We are touring in a 92 bluebird bus that is converted to veggie oil. 28 shows in 27 days. Every band, comedian, artist, and friend is crammed in this bus. 26 of us total. There is no leg room to sleep or air conditioning. This shouldn't work. We are suppose to breakdown somewhere, get in a group fist fight and that's how this bad idea is meant to end but someone it's all coming together. Hopefully we will make it to the last show. - Sean Carlson
A video trailer and more pictures from the tour so far below....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour - video trailer & photos from the road (part 1)"

F Yeah Fest

You can get tickets for the July 13th "Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Japanther, Matt & Kim, Team Robespierre, Monotonix + special guest + comedians TBA" show. You can also still get tickets for the same show happening in Manhattan one day earlier. More details on the tour that kicked off yesterday in Baltimore, HERE.

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Matt and Kim

Kyle stopped by that private Matt & Kim wine party last night and this is what he came back with....

Continue reading "Matt & Kim @ 70 Green St, NYC - pics"

28 shows in 28 days. June 17th - July 13th

F Yeah Tour

F*%! Yeah Fest is an annual music/comedy/art festival held in Los Angeles at the end of each summer curated by 22 year old Sean Carlson and Keith Morris from The Circle Jerks & Black Flag. This year will be the fifth installment and it will take place in an outdoor setting in downtown LA on August 30th & 31st and will now be known as F Yeah Fest. It's been Carlson's goal for some time now to take the festival on the road, bringing the spirit of the festival to other cities, and now for the first time that dream has become a reality with the first annual F YEAH TOUR '08, featuring many bands and comedians that have become staples / favorites at the festival. The Fest will be touring in a 44 passenger '92 Bluebird Bus. The only goal for this tour is to have fun.
The NYC shows are Circle Jerks, DILLINGER FOUR, Matt & Kim & Team Robespierre @ Highline Ballroom on July 12th (TICKETS), a Monotonix show at a TBA location later that night, and a show at Club Exit in Brooklyn the very next day with every single one of those bands. BrooklynVegan is an official F Yeah tour partner which means we'll be documenting their 28-day adventure in some form or another (stay tuned for exact details). All dates and lineups below.....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour w/ Matt & Kim, Monotonix, TheDeathSet, Team Robespierre, comedy, THE CIRCLE JERKS and much more....."

CSS

Friday, April 11, 2008

CSS announce today that bass player Ira Trevisan has left the group for personal reasons. CSS drummer Adriano will take over the bass duties, and live the band will work with a session drummer (a friend of the band) from now on. The band said "It will be feroche!"

Talking about her departure from the band Ira said "I decided to move forward and dedicate more of my time to fashion and other projects. Just a big change of priorities, as I will never stop playing music. I am also a bit worried about climate change. People should care more and do something about it. I decided to fly less. CSS will always be in my heart. They said goodbye to their bass player, but they won a new life time fan. In health and sickness, in happiness and so forth. Blah blah blah, so help us God. "

CSS don't have any NYC dates coming up because they're playing All Points West on August 8th (true for all bands playing that festival), but they are playing the Troc in Philly on August 7th with The Go! Team and Matt & Kim, and then again with Matt & Kim on August 10th at House of Blues in Atlantic City . New song HERE. All dates below...

Continue reading "CSS (now a 5-piece) - 2008 Tour Dates (Matt & Kim)"

DOWNLOAD: Company - The Sad Businessman (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cardboard Records Compilation (Trey Told Em mashup) (MP3)

CompanyCompany

"Old Baby" is the latest record from Company, a songwriting collective and rock band rooted in folk, punk, country, and psychedelic traditions. Brought together by a shared commitment to writing songs that don't "pussyfoot around", to borrow Dylan's phrase, Adam Davison, David Janik, Stephanie Rabins, and Christopher Teret formed Company in 2001.
Oneida will help Company celebrate the release of the new album tonight (Feb 29) at Knitting Facory in NYC, and again tomorrow night in Massacusetts.

OneidaOneida isn't releasing a new CD yet, but they - - along with Best Fwends, Matt & Kim, High Places, Parts & Labor, Japanther, These are Powers, and many others - do appear on a new Cardboard Records compilation...

On March 4th Cardboard Records will release "Love and Circuits: A Cardboard Records Compilation from Aa to Zs". This is a 2CD, 57-band scene report culling a wide variety of punk, noise, experimental, folk, and electronic music. For your convenience, the tracks are alphabetized by band name. 77.2% of these songs are exclusive to the comp. Of special note is the contribution from Trey Told 'Em (Girl Talk and Hearts of Darknesses' new remix project) -- a mashup track of all the other 56 submissions!
Download the mashup above! Check out the tracklist, and more tour dates, below....

Continue reading "Oneida, Company & Parts & Labor - tour dates, a Cardboard Records compilation & Trey Told 'Em remix"

Matt and Kim @ Oya

Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a March 6th Matt & Kim show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene. Matt & Kim are also returning to SXSW in Austin this year, and they're playing at least one show that looks like it will be amazing....

Saturday March 15th @ MOHAWK - Austin TX

:: TODD P / FREE AGENCY / SILENT BARN SHOWCASE

:: OUTSIDE STAGE
::
:: MATT AND KIM
:::: High Places
:::::: Abe Vigoda
:::::::: Ponytail
:::::::::: Pig Out
:::::::::::: Team Robespierre

:: INSIDE STAGE
::
:: DAN DEACON
:::: Ecstatic Sunshine
:::::: These are Powers
:::::::: Best Friends Forever
:::::::::: Woods
:::::::::::: Foreign Islands

:: mc VICE COOLER aka HAWNAY TROOF
:: djs & more buds tba

[ MOHAWK ]
912 Red River St @ E 9th St | Downtown - AUSTIN, TX
3 blocks North of Emo's | ALL AGES | 512.482.8404 | doors 6:30pm | $tba
--MYSPACE--> http://myspace.com/mohawkaustin
--MAP--> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=912+red+river,+78701

So, like most of the pictures I took at the Oya Festival in Norway this past summer, I never posted the ones of Matt & Kim. I started to write a "Matt & Kim are huge in Norway!" post a few times, but I never finished. Here they finally are...

Continue reading "Matt & Kim playing Brooklyn & SXSW ++ pics from Oya"

Team RobespierreHelp Team Robespierre celebrate the release of their new record tonight at Death By Audio (Feb 1), show up early to the Foals show at Bowery Ballroom to see Team Robespierre, and get your tickets before they sell out for the Team Robespierre, Health, Crystal Castles and Apache Beat show at Mercury Lounge on March 26th. Stay tuned for a BrooklynVegan TR remix contest coming soon. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "Team Robespierre - 3 cool NYC shows, SXSW, Tour Dates"

the 11th in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....

Kurt Braunohler

Kurt Braunohler is one of the greatest, though sadly lesser-known, comedians in this city. His super-human comedic abilities cover everything from improv to stand-up to teaching to hosting to acting to being in videos. His first project was called Kurtbot which featured street comedy sketches and a website that delivered them to the masses. He then got involved in a street theater project called Chenguin. Following that, his work with Neutrino Video Projects got substantial acclaim and ended up traveling to the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as to the Edinburgh Theater Festival in Scotland. These days he is better known as the co-host of the Hot Tub Variety Show with Kristen Schaal and co-star of the series Penelope Princess of Pets, also with Schaal. He also teaches classes at The Pit. And the stand-up I've seen him do lately is some of the funniest stuff I've seen in ages. Simply put, he's one of my favorite comedians around. Here's what he was into in '07 - Klaus

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Of MontrealOf Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - A highlight of my summer was driving into Montreal for the first time ever blasting this album (I know they're from Georgia, but still.) Every song on this album, I love.

Tegan and Sara, The Con - This year, I spent some time in a city that demands you sit in a car for long periods of time every day (it rhymes with "Smell-A.") I would have murdered many more people if not for this album.

continued below...

Continue reading "Best of 2007 by Kurt Braunohler"

Kim @ Siren Fest 2007, Brooklyn, NY - July 21, 2007
Matt & Kim @ Siren Festival

Matt @ Siren Fest 2007, Brooklyn, NY - July 21, 2007
Matt & Kim @ Siren Festival

The spazzy, smiley, mosh-friendly Matt & Kim touring with the equally mosh pit-inducing Against Me! seems to make sense. Team Love singer-songwriter David Dondero on that bill doesn't make as much sense, but hey, why not....

Continue reading "David Dondero, Against Me! & Matt & Kim"

DOWNLOAD: Matt & Kim - Yea Yeah (Ocelot remix) (MP3)

crowd @ a Kalamazoo Matt & Kim show - June 15, 2007 (CRED)
Matt & Kim in Kalamazoo

Flosstradamus just so happen to be in town. Yea Yeah....

Continue reading "VIDEO: Matt & Kim - Yea Yeah (Flosstradamus remix)"

DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Intermission (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Paranoia (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Negative Thinking (James Stovall Remix)

TheDeathSet in Baltimore (CRED)
The Death Set

Now that I finally got the Best Fwends post out there, it's finally time for the one about one of their friends - another Todd-P-Baltimore-Wham-City-Dan Deacon-Spank-Rock-Punk band that I've been getting pretty excited about lately - THE DEATH SET.

TheDeathSet @ Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - May 25, 2007 (CRED)
The Death Set

This is also my chance to finally bring up the water balloon incident...

Last Friday was a show at Glasslands put on by Bikes In The Kitchen. It was a pretty great line-up, with Pterodactyl, Team Robespierre, Best Fwends, and theDeathset. The show was a sweaty good time (very sweaty, perspiration was condensing on the metal roof and occasionally dripping down on the crowd), until a random tragedy hit right at the start of Deathset's set. Some girls thought it would be funny to throw water balloons down on the crowd from the balcony. And it was funny. Until one of them, for whatever possible reason, decided to start throwing them past the band at the back of the stage where all of the amps/speakers/cables/sound equipment was.....[Suckapants on May 28, 2007]
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....Meanwhile "Fuck you you fucking fuck" girl decides instead of simply giving me her details it would be a better idea to call the police after first trying to fight me all the time me thinking how ridiculous it actually is that my first fight will be with a girl. Luckily peoples pull her off. So in summary, this girl is not only an imbecile and an idiot, she is also a narc, causing the party to end. The police come and side with me after they hear the story and I tell them I don't want her to be arrested and they advise me to get an attorney which I don't have the first clue about and obviously being in a touring band can not afford. [TheDeathSet - June 4, 2007]
The Death Set have a new (twelve song) EP out this week. It features remixes by Dan Deacon and Bonde Do Role. Tonight (June 22, 2007) and tomorrow they play shows in NYC followed by a whole bunch more shows all over the place. Tonight is going to be especially nuts because they're on a bill with Matt and Kim and Parts and Labor - Above the Auto Parts Store....

Lightning Bolt - Above the Auto Parts Store, Brooklyn, NY - May 27, 2007 (CRED)
Lightning Bolt above the Auto Parts Store

Tomorrow night TheDeathSet play in Brooklyn again - @ Don Pedro's w/ SSS-spectres, The Trucks, DD/MM/YYYY, and Team Robespierre. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "THEDEATHSET - 2007 Tour Dates, MP3's, video & the water balloon incident (+tonight w/ Matt & Kim & Parts & Labor)"

Siren Festival

Despite the July 21st date being set in stone for some time, it seemed a lot of people had their doubts that the annual, free Village Voice Siren Music Festival in Coney Island would even happen this year. Perhaps with the destruction of Astroland and what not, 2007 will indeed be the last year. Enjoy it while you can. The Village Voice just announced the following intiial list of bands:

New York Dolls
We Are Scientists
Matt And Kim
The Black Lips
Dr. Dog
Lavender Diamond
The Detroit Cobras
Elvis Perkins
The Twilight Sad
The Noisettes
Something tells me this isn't going to be a friendly comment thread. Thoughts?

Brooklyn's own Todd P will be in Austin too. Here's a list of the all-ages events he's throwing this year....

Continue reading "Todd P is throwing a lot of events @ SXSW"

The DeliThe Deli

NYC's free music magazine The Deli asked a bunch of people/parties to list the three emerging (not established) bands they think best represented NYC in 2006. Eighteen people/parites answered including myself, Oh My Rockness, Other Music, Ear Farm, NY Noise, Insound, Sound Fix, and Ultragrrl. Here are the combined results:

1. The Big Sleep
2. Professor Murder
3. Psychic Ills
4. Grizzly Bear
4. Jaymay
5. Valeze
7. O'Death
8. Beirut
8. Daylight's For The Birds
8. Dirty On Purpose
8. Matt and Kim
8. Goes Cube

The rest of the list below.....

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Yea Yeah (MP3) is one of my favorite tracks by Brooklyn duo, and Todd P regulars, Matt & Kim - I play it regularly on the "BrooklynVegan blog radio' show. Now the song has a video too - a video with a bunch of vegan and non-vegan food throwing, a moshing banana, and even some partial-nudity....

"Does it get any more adorable?" [YANP]

"Anyway, the reason I love the Matt and Kim version is the pure joy on the faces of Matt and (especially) Kim as they are splattered, and body slammed, with all sorts of foodstuffs." [without sound]

"And if you gag on their shrill, off-key, cutesy remedial nonsense, you can turn the volume off and watch people throw shit at them." [heartonastick]

MATT & KIM FANS (CRED)
Matt & Kim crowd

Matt & Kim are currently out on tour. Dates below....

Continue reading "Matt & Kim | new video & Tour Dates"

Though I never post my weekly playlists anymore, I am still on Sirius Left of Center's Blog Radio every Tuesday night @ 10 pm EST. For what it's worth, it was announced yesterday that Blog Radio is up for a Plug Award in the "Specialty show of the year (commercial radio)" category. Feel free to vote. (full disclosure: I am one of the many people on the "Plug Advisory Board")

Here are the songs I played on the radio last night (November 14, 2006).....

1) Professor Murder - Free Stress Test (Harkin and Wolf remix) (get it)

Continue reading "Sirius Playlist - Week 22"

DOWNLOAD: Matt & Kim - Silver Tiles (MP3)

NYU Program Board presents Les Savy Fav with The Big Sleep and Matt and Kim.
Thursday November 9th. Doors: 7:30 p.m.
E&L Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South.
Nyu $6. General Public can buy tickets day of the show for $8.
Tickets available at ticket central: 60 washington Square South, 2nd floor.

Previously
Les Savy Fav MoMA on sale
Les Savy Fav playing MoMA AND NYU

====> SATURDAY 9/9 @ 339 SCHOLES ST, BROOKLYN, NY <====
"I (Todd P) am back in effect in the NYC and have a HUGE afternoon party to tell you about - it's my birthday party / back-2-school shindig / Summertime OUTDOOR AFTERNOON SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA"

11:00 : possible secret suprise guest
10:00 :: Dirty Projectors -- chill down set
9:15 :::: Growing
8:30 ::::: Comets on Fire
7:45 :::::: Ex Models
7:00 ::::::: Matt and Kim
6:15 :::::::: Excepter
5:30 ::::::::: BIG A little a -----> final show w/ Hank Shteamer
4:45 :::::::::: Talibam interlude
4:00 ::::::::::: Vaz
3:15 :::::::::::: Child Abuse
2:30 ::::::::::::: High Places
1:45 :::::::::::::: Stars Like Fleas
1:00 ::::::::::::::: Roxy Pain
12:30 ::::::::::::::: Artanker Convoy
12:00 :::::::::::::::: Talibam!

more info at Todd's site.

The Bicycle Film Festival is "a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music". It runs May 10-14, 2006 in NYC. The opening night party is tonight (May 10, 10PM) at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 'Matt and Kim', Aa, and Home Video are all playing, and its free (donations accepted). Get all the festival info you need at their site.

AND there’s an after party every night following the screenings, as well as a Block Party on 2nd street and 2nd Avenue on Saturday from 1-7pm. All that info is below:

Continue reading "NYC Bicycle Film Festival | Parties & stuff about bikes"