Entries tagged with: Matthew Dear
photos by Winnie Cheung
A few nights after they played a show with Craft Spells and Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which was right after they played a show at Mercury Lounge, The Drums shared a bill with Matthew Dear at Knitting Factory (last night, 4/11). A set of pictures from that sold out Brooklyn show continues below...
The Drums @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2009 (more by Oren Loloi)
The previously mentioned Drums show happening at Mercury Lounge on April 7th with iO Echo (io Echo's first-ever NYC show) is sold out, but you can catch the band even sooner and for free and TONIGHT (3/25) at Tribeca Grand. RSVP and more info is in the flyer below.
You can also catch the Drums, who weren't at SXSW to sing with Edwyn Collins, at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 11th with Matthew Dear who will be playing with his own band. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below...
Tom Tom Club @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2010 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Tom Tom Club have just one upcoming show, and that is the one happening tonight, 1/12, at Irving Plaza. Matthew Dear, in full band format, is opening that show which starts in just a few hours from the time I'm writing this. Tickets are still on sale. Last night Tom Tom Club played two songs on Fallon. Video of both is below.
You can also catch Matthew, in DJ format at the Hotel on Rivington in NYC this Sunday (1/16), or at one of his upcoming full band tour dates that are listed below...
Beach House @ Prospect Park (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kevin Drew's Favorite Albums of 2010 (via)
The National, High Violet (4AD)Beach House also made Pitchfork's Top 10.
Here We Go Magic, Pigeons (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
Beach House, Teen Dream (SUB POP)
Big Boi, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (PURPLE RIBBON/DEF JAM)
Owen Pallett, Heartland (DOMINO)
Brian McBride, The Effective Disconnect (KRANKY)
Bishop Morocco, Bishop Morocco (HAND DRAWN DRACULA)
Four Tet, There Is Love in You (DOMINO)
Matthew Dear, Black City (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir, Like a Ship… (Without a Sail) [reissue] (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)
Kevin Drew's band Broken Social Scene is touring soon and playing Terminal 5. Big Boi has a show coming up at Terminal 5 too. Beach House have two shows coming up at Webster Hall as part of a short tour, and they played Conan last night (12/20). Video below...
Twin Shadow @ LPR in September (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Twin Shadow is playing 'A Terrible Holiday Party' at Don Hill's in NYC on Friday, 12/17. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am for the event that is also advertising "Possible special guest: ???" and DJ sets by Twin Shadow producer Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, Les Enfant Terribles, and Drew Heffron.
Twin Shadow also has upcoming dates throughout North America and Europe, and they are all listed below along with four different streaming remixes of Drums song "Me & the Moon", including one by Matthew Dear and another by Twin Shadow....
WAVVES @ MHOW in September (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Wavves will support Phoenix and Dirty Projectors at Madison Square Garden tonight (10/20). If you miss it, the king of branded weedgrinders will also play a surprise show at the CMJ PureVolume house later tonight at 10PM. He goes on right after Matthew Dear (which means he's playing at least 4 CMJ shows) Flyer below.
The Purevolume House will be open all five days of CMJ and will also host sets from No Joy (who are also playing the BV day party on 10/23 and other shows), Oberhofer (who also play the BV Day Party on 10/22), La Sera (who plays the Hardly Art showcase on 10/21 and the Forcefield showcase on 10/22 and more), Bear Hands (who play a bunch of shows - all dates below), Teen Inc, and many many others (some curated by Gorilla Vs Bear and Hype Machine). RSVP to get in.
Full schedule below...
Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.
Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...
Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.
The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)
We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.
All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear - "Soil To Seed" (MP3)
Make that 788. CMJ spoke of 787 artists in their most recent batch of announcements, but now we know of another. Matthew Dear will hit the road for a string of US shows that will include CMJ (he has the dates listed as 10/22 and 10/23). Details on those are forthcoming, but what is known is that, later in his tour, Dear will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 23rd where his tunes will get the live band treatment. Tickets are on sale. All dates, most of which are "live band", are below.
Matthew Dear recently welcomed a new full-length in Black City, which dropped in middle August, and though Dear recently moved to NYC, the album title has nothing to do with our fair city:
The Quietus: I gather you moved to New York recently - has that had an effect on the album?Dig on one of those tracks, "Soil To Seed", above and dig on all tour dates below....
MD: Yeah - I'm careful to say yes - but the album's not about New York. The album's called Black City, but it's nowhere near a concept album. I'm not trying to generalise an alternate New York or anything. But generally the mood that a city evokes, the energy level and the pace of the city, can definitely have an effect on its residents. There's no great scene or collective New York experience that's happening at the moment that would influence this album. But just the way of the city - I think any city becomes Black City in a sense; London obviously is very dense and can have a lot of pressures on anybody who lives there - not only an artist, but you know a writer, a banker, anything. Black City is really just that sense of density, of being lost in the megastructure.
Is that something you feel more acutely in New York than you did in Detroit?
MD: Yeah, but strangely similar - it's almost like they're inverse ideas. Where Detroit's far more desolate and kind of abandoned - almost like a skeleton or a shell left of what once was - of that density. In that sense you get a really strange feeling of being alone in a burnt out machine. But it's great - Detroit's an amazing city for that.
Electric Zoo (more by Zach Dilgard)
While from the outside, Electric Zoo (Sept 5-6, 2009) might seem like a 2-day hell, overrun by fake-tanned, heavily hair-gelled masses and their female counterparts, the actual experience (at least for me) was far from it. While my jaw dropped in horror as many of the element described above boarded the ferry to Randall's Island at the 35th Street pier, and I was only further freaked out when the entire boat broke out in a sing-along to "Now That the Love Is Gone" by David Guetta (one of many deejays playing the festival), once I arrived the dread of dealing that all day, subsided.
For starters, the festival grounds were very accommodating size-wise for the number in attendance. When I first arrived around 12:30 on Saturday, there was ample room and even as the day wore on and the grounds filled up, I never felt that I was trudging through a crowd to get where I wanted to go. Along with the size of the venue, the diverse spread of deejays (who were grouped at four different tents/stages vaguely according to similar genre/sound), kept my interaction with club-goers whom I would rarely run into under normal circumstances, to a minimum. In the instances where I was confronted with people straight out of My New Haircut (NSFW!) I couldn't say a bad thing about them. Everyone at the festival seemed to be too happy to be there, and dancing their asses off, to care what was going on around them, or to do anything too outwardly annoying to ruin anyone's time.
Cat Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* Matthew Dear @ Rebel
* Beirut & Kaki King @ BAM
* Bear in Heaven @ BAM Cafe
* the English Beat @ Stone Pony
* Cat Power @ the Apollo Theater
* Levon Helm @ the Wellmont Theater
* Mr Brownstone @ Starland Ballroom
* Gary Louris & Mark Olson @ Zankel Hall
* Final Fantasy & Matt Smith @ the Kitchen
* Gene Ween Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dillinger Escape Plan @ the Studio @ Webster Hall
* Patrick Cleandenim & Francis and the Lights @ Zebulon
* The Black Keys, Heartless Bastards & Lucero @ Terminal 5
* The Rural Alberta Advantage & Alaska In Winter @ 92YTribeca
* TK Webb and The Visions & Children @ Highline Ballroom (free)
* Blank Dogs, Woods, WAVVES, Nodzzz & Gary War @ Less Artists More Condos
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, caUSE co-MOTION!, The Depreciation Guild & Zaza @ Mercury Lounge
* Babe The Blue Ox, Ditty Committee, Ida, Mighty High & The Mommyheads @ Union Hall (free afternoon)
Matthew Dear is at Rebel. Matthew Herbert is at Studio B.
School of Seven Bells are playing the Terrace Club in Princeton tonight. School of Seven Bells were also officially added to the February 17th Fujiya & Miyagi show at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale.
Valient Thorr played the Shank last night. Video below...
As Bill pointed out, School of Seven Bells were supposed to play a set at the Terrorbird party at Cake Shop today, but things ran late so they didn't get a chance. As also previously pointed out, the band (featuring ex-members of Secret Machines and On! Air! Library!) will be going out on tour with M83 in November. That starts in Georgia and ends in LA, but has them back home for a day on November 14th to play a show at Webster Hall.
In the meantime there is still one more (public) NYC chance to see them and that is this Saturday night (10/25) at (le) poisson rouge as part of the Ghostly CMJ showcase with Matthew Dear's Big Hands, Michna, and Mike Servito. SOSB's album Alpinisms is out now on iTunes and everywhere on October 28th. The flyer for that and all tour dates below....
DOWNLOAD: Alland Byallo @ Compression LA - Feb 15, 2008 (MP3)
Thursday night (August 14) Matthew Dear is at Santos. I know a lot of people like his music, and every now and then I'll find myself into one of his tracks, but honestly I was a little bored when I saw him at Flavorpill's One Step Beyond Party a few months ago. It wasn't so minimal that I couldn't stand it, but it just didn't make me want to dance at all. Hopefully you will have a different experience tonight:
DOWNLOAD: Starkey - Trouble & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 1) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 2) (MP3)
the Bloody Beetroots @ Love, April 24, 2008 (thecobrabird)
Hopefully the massive amount of dance happening Thursday night didn't leave you too drained as it is only the beginning. From Friday straight through Sunday something good is going down every night.
Friday night (April 25, 2008) will have you making decisions yet again. Luckily the options are diverse enough that it should just be a matter of determining what you're in the mood for: dub, electro, or techno.
Trouble & Bass is back at Love for their fourth Takeover (which happen on the last Friday of every month). The parties feature New York's own Trouble & Bass deejays, along with special guests. This month's includes Rusko and the Tomb Crew, with Star Eyes and Mathhead of Trouble & Bass.
Rusko is known for his upbeat take on the traditionally darker, lower-tempo dubstep. Despite being only 22 years old, he's already done a lot. He was recently voted best newcomer in the Dubstepforum Awards and just completed Fabriclive 37 with his partner Caspa. XLR8R describes the mix as:
...over one hour of in-your-face low-end, peppered with samples of cockney thugs and MC Hammer, and designed to appeal to fans of jump-up jungle, knock-out fights, and square bass waves that make you do mad squiggly dances.You can check out some clips from the mix here.
The Tomb Crew is also going to be at Love on Thursday. Drop the Lime caught up with them while deejaying in the UK during the fall:
They are basically the T&B Doppleganger crew of UK.. mixing grime with bmore with dubstep with Electrohouse, Bassline and oldschool jungle.Do you agree?...........
Spin did a feature a month or two ago on the resurgence of disco. Andy from Beta Blog did a bunch of interviews with James Murphy, Morgan Geist, Mike Simonetti, Dj Harvey, Johnny Jewel (of Glass Candy), and Thomas of Rub 'n Tug for the piece. He's printed up the interviews in their entirety on his blog and Daughters of Invention has the links to all of them in one little piece. Take some time to read these: all very recommended.
The venerable London club The End is giving away music via a downloadable mix series called "Recommends." You have to register, but these cats know what they are doing. If you are in London, drop in on Durrr or any one of their fabulous rave ups.
Tickets are on sale for an August 6th Soulwax show at Irving Plaza.
Not sure where the idea that Matthew Dear is either "euro" or a "hipster" DJ is coming from, but it seems Hot Chip fans got a treat when his "Big Hands" outfit opened (and did a song with) Hot Chip on Tuesday.
photos by Bao Nguyen
No, that's not Matthew Dear crying into his arm after discovering his hard drive was stolen at Galapagos the other night. It's a picture of him performing (with his Apple laptop and 'Big Hands' band) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (April 8, 2008). He opened for Hot Chip whose members also joined Matthew on stage for a song.....
Matthew Dear @ Galapagos (bunker) - April 4, 2008 (100five)
Hey,If anyone has anymore details, please contact me and I'll pass it on. Matthew Dear is opening for Hot Chip tonight (April 8) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Matthew, who was celebrating his birthday yesterday, had been playing a killer set for 2 hours or so. Suddenly he got a message on his computer saying that his hard disk drive was unplugged...
The music stopped, he checked and found out that the drive was actually missing... basically someone STOLE his hard drive in the middle of his set and ruined the all show!!!
This is SO WRONG!!! The management of the place asked people if they had seen anything, but nobody did, and the guy probably ran away...
FYI, Matthew just moved few month ago from Detroit to Brooklyn. We are privileged to have him here. Shame on the guy who did this.
If you need more details, you can contact me. Thank you.
SMD @ Museum of Natural History, Mar 28, 2008 (JKART)
There's a lot of options for dancing in NYC this weekend. I've already highlighted Optimo at Studio B. Even more below.....
Fader's Top 15 Hot Chip Remixes*
15. Kate Nash, "Mouthwash"Hot Chip have a new video, a new album coming out, and some U.S. shows scheduled. The Hot Chip afterparty in NYC is happening at Studio B. The rest of Fader's list below...
14. Neon Neon, "Trick for Treat"
13. Kraftwerk, "Aerodynamik"
12. Free Blood, "Quick and Painful"
11. The Aliens, "Robot Man"
10. Kraftwerk, "La Forme"
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Pom Pom (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Deserter (Four Tet remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Midnight Lovers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mobius Band - Hallie (MP3)
Matthew Dear's Big Hands @ Sonar 2007 (CRED)
Mobius Band @ Hiro Ballroom - July 19, 2007 (CRED)
"Chameleonic electro mastermind Matthew Dear will hit the road with former Ghostly labelmates and Asa Breed guests Mobius Band this fall for a co-headlining tour of North America. Dear will be accompanied by his band Matthew Dear's Big Hands for the trek." [Pitchfork]
Tickets are on sale for an October 1st show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. All tour dates below....