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The Wedding Present @ Bowery in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Wedding Present

tonight in NYC
* Lupe Fiasco @ Irving Plaza
* The Antlers @ Vino Wine Bar
* The Fuzzy Lemons @ Knitting Factory
* Brujeria, Sr. Fuss, Pro-Fe-Cia @ Webster Hall
* Fred Armisen & Andrew Jeffrey Wright @ Family Bookstore
* The Wedding Present plays Bizarro @ Bowery Ballroom
* Young, Dicker, Snyder, Nancy Garcia, Neice @ Zebulon
* Legendary Shack Shakers, Danny Barnes @ Mercury Lounge
* Dream Diary, Lil Daggers, Sundelles, Shark? @ Glasslands
* Issue Project Room "opening" w/ Ne(x)tworks @ 110 Livingston St
* Signal play Philip Glass's "Glassworks" and more @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Viennagram, Big Gunz!, Baby Brainwaves, Slam Down Birthday Cake @ Party Expo
* Michael Forbes/Andrew Scott Young/Weasel Walter,Mick Barr,Zevious @DeathByAudio
* Kayo Dot, Bauder/Cymerman/Evans/Wooley Amplified Quartet, Kevin Hufnagel @ Union Pool
* Chris Barron, Jerry Joseph, Jonah Smith, Paula Valstein, Craig Greenberg @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Twin Sister, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Weed Hounds, Second Floor Stories & Baybee Teeth @ Silent Barn

Issue Project Room's new 110 Livingston St space has a special preview open house with music from 11:30am-5:30pm. The program is one, long song, Morton Feldman's String Quartet No. 2 performed by Ne(x)tworks.

Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers are at Mercury Lounge tonight. They play with Monotonix and Old Time Relijun on Wednesday, April 14th at Brooklyn Bowl.

Mexican garage rock Mentira Mentira, who played MtyMX, are still in town - they play tonight at new venue Party Expo.

Twin Sister opened for Xiu Xiu Friday night at Bowery Ballroom. Tonight catch them with Alex Beeker of Real Estate and others at Silent Barn.

We're hosting a free screening of the new Banksy documentary at Knitting Factory today. Flyer below...

Xiu Xiu's new video for "This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)" below...

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Flying Lotus

tonight in NYC
* Asa Ransom @ The Cameo
* Dr. Dog @ Apple Store Soho
* Kid Sister @ Public Assembly
* Bone Thugs N Harmony @ Irving Plaza
* Suckers, Light Asylum @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Darwin Deez, Photon Dynamo @ Party Expo
* Bushwick Book Club @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Howls, Fnu Lnu, Serica Ux @ Bruar Falls
* Gringo Star, Hymns (early) @ Mercury Lounge
* The Sundelles, Your Youth, Toucher @ Union Pool
* Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus @ Roseland Ballroom
* Peter Piek, Fuck Fuck, Mentira Mentira @ Don Pedro
* Cross-Pollination w/ Sunroom, Team Genius @ Pianos
* Shy Child, French Horn Rebellion (late) @ Mercury Lounge
* MiniBoone, Ava Luna, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire @ Cake Shop
* Best Coast, Bitters, The Babies @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* The Bronx, Violent Soho, Mariachi El Bronx @ Bowery Ballroom
* Growing, Eric Copeland, Luke Roberts, The Monroe Indians @ Coco 66
* The Hundred In The Hands, James F Friedman (DJ), Max Plask (DJ), Jacques Renault (DJ), The Rapture (DJ) @ Santos

Mexico's Mentira Mentira followed Todd P home from Mexico (they played MtyMx). Tonight you can catch them at Death By Audio,

The Hundred in the Hands signed to Warp Records and today they release their first single, "Dressed in Dresden". The show at Santos tonight is to celebrate. Their longer This Desert EP will be out May 18, and then a full length is expected in the fall.

Thom Yorke's new band Atoms for Peace play for the second night in a row at Roseland Ballroom. Radiohead's Phil Selway recently played solo shows too. Videos of that below...

Flying Lotus is opening the shows for Thom Yorke (who appears on Flying Lotus's new record too), and Flying Lotus recently played a show at Le Poisson Rouge where, like at other shows, he covered Radiohead's "Idioteque". Video of that (from a March 26th show) below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Dan Deacon

After spending four days in Austin for SXSW, my personal MtyMx experience started with an all-day trip from Austin to Monterrey on Sunday. I arrived to see Andrew W.K.'s set that night, the after-party at the Garage, and Monday from first to last band (minus the comedy set with Dan Deacon, though there are pictures of him too). I'm now writing this from Tennessee where the Big Ears Fest is about to begin. Stay tuned for reports about that, and check out my pictures from the festival in Mexico, with captions, below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Neon Indian @ MtyMX
mxMtx

The experiment that was the first MtyMx Festival is over. The last day of Todd P's Mexican festival (3/22) featured 14 acts, half of which were from Mexico. Liars, HEALTH, and Neon Indian all made it for their headlining sets (the acts that were flown in had very few problems for the most part). The rest of the last day's lineup included Ratas del Vaticano (Mexico), Indian Jewelry, Lemonade, BamBam (Mexico), Jóvenes y Sexys (Venezuela), Mockinpott (Mexico), Best Fwends, High Places, Alexico (Mexico), Mentira Mentira (Mexico) and Sr. Amable & Mr. Racoon (Mexico). The Monday after-fest show that was held at Yo Garage for all three nights featured sets by Coasting, noisepunks XYX, and Mentira Mentira (again).

Bands that didn't make it for their Monday sets for one reason or another included No Age, Thee Oh Sees (they tried to get past the border at least twice), Liturgy, The Sandwitches, Javelin, Salem, DD/MM/YYY, Fergus and Geronimo, Big Troubles, Pictureplane, Gauntlet Hair, Tearist, Josephine and the Mousepeople, and Baths. Remember that was just day three. It was a similar situation each day, but I never planned on being there for the first day (SXSW), and I got there much later than expected on the second. As I write/dictate this, I'm currently waiting for a noon (note: it's two hours earlier here than it is in NY) Greyhound bus out of Monterrey that's going back to Austin (an approximately 8 hour trip that took about 11 hours of driving and 8 hours of waiting on the way in). There were two 1am Todd P buses that left last night directly after Liars, but our stuff (and a bed) was in our hotel room.

[note: Andrew is now on the bus]

How to get home seemed to be the main focus on everyone's mind early on the last day. Once that was all figured out, things turned more optimistic and Todd P even made announcements referencing next year.

Dan Deacon was a constant presence at the festival. He actually replaced Thee Oh Sees on the last day as "Dan Deacon & friends", a short comedy set. Another group that performed for multiple days was Das Racist who treated late Sunday night arrivals to an energetic set at the after-party.

Though I only spent 36 hours total in Monterrey and saw fewer bands than I caught Thursday afternoon in Austin, I made lots of new friends, saw some great sets, and it was an experience that won't soon be forgotten. Safety was a big question, but though the festival had issues (including theft on the festival grounds, and at least one mugging), people actually getting hurt wasn't one of them.

For more, read yesterday's recap and follow the @bvSXSW Twitter. Videos from the event are below...

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As anyone following along on @bvSXSW knows, after some serious transportation issues, Andrew Frisicano eventually made his way down to Monterrey, Mexico from Austin, TX (counting waiting for the bus to show up, it took him something like 18 hours which was 4 hours shorter than it took Ryan Muir) in time for a bit of the 2nd night and all of the third day (aka today, 3/22). Here is some of his story so far...

The Coathangers @ MtyMX (by TiTa_Elizondo)
MtyMx

"You Will Remember Tonight" was the song that stuck out in Andrew WK's headlining set at MtyMx Festival last night in Monterrey, Mexico. It was the second night of the fest, and the only set I saw because of a lengthy, complicated bus trip that started much earlier in the day.

There were a lot of questions coming down to Mexico: transportation, accommodations and food were mostly left in the hands of the festival, and at MtyMx now (5pm Monterrey time), most of those continue to be issues, sadly distracting from the bands who did make it. For some bands and showgoers the trip took 20+ hours of waiting and riding on buses, but if one thing has been consistent, it has been that no two MtyMx trips have been the same.

Due to spotty bus service from Austin, shaken confidence in the festival and scheduling issues, a number of the bands on the bill have canceled or been unable to make it down. Those bands (editor's note: which Todd P sarcastically addresses in a video below) include Washed Out, Small Black, Tanlines, No Age, Lucky Dragons, Anamanaguchi, Pocahaunted, Beach Fossils, MNDR, Sun Araw, Total Abuse, Talk Normal, The Wave Pictures, Fucked Up, The Sandwitches and Liturgy. On the festival's last day, arranging transportation back to Austin or elsewhere has been an overriding theme.

story continued below with video & more pics...

Continue reading "Andrew Frisicano reports from MtyMx (which he had much trouble getting to, and he's not sure how he's getting back) "