Entries tagged with: Miike Snow
A-Trak at North Coast Music Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1st, some of the biggest names in the music and media industry are partnering with Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people ages 13-24.As quoted via press release above, HIV/AIDS prevention foundation Lifebeat has teamed up with multiple musicians and others in the industry for a week-long fight against HIV/AIDS leading up to World AIDS Day, December 1. The week will include a benefit show happening in NYC at Pacha on November 30, headlined by A-Trak. Also on that bill is Fedde Le Grand, Tritonal, Green Lantern and more special guests TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
From Nov. 24th - Dec 1st, a coalition of major media outlets, celebrities, online music distributors, and music venues will display banner ads, editorial content on websites, and activate their social media platforms, visual messages in support of #MusicFightsAIDS will be displayed every two minutes on nine jumbo screens in the heart of Times Square reaching more than 2 million people daily. Venues and nightclubs will distribute HIV prevention materials, activate their promotional and social media channels, and encourage their audiences to share a unified message. Superstar DJ's Steve Aoki, Dirty South, The Chainsmokers, A-Trak, Fedde Le Grand, have recorded a new series of PSAs to amplify awareness among their young fans. PSAs will be featured on mtvU, Spotify and other partner sites.
That same week (11/25), A-Trak releases the physical version of his new Full EP on his own Fool's Gold label. That EP features the single "Push" with vocals from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt, who you can also catch in NYC at Baby's All Right TONIGHT (11/19) with DJ Prince Rama and others (tickets).
Watch the lyric video for "Push" below...
by Bill Pearis
You may remember we wrote about Swedish indie "supergroup" Amason -- featuring members of Miike Snow, Dungen, Little Majorette and more -- back in February 2013 right after they'd released their Carpenters-esque debut single "Margins." Since then, they put out an eponymous EP last year and a new single, "Ålen," at the start of 2014, offering up more of their lush pop. Amason have just signed to LA's Fairfax Recordings who will release their debut album, Sky City, early next year. Ahead of that, Amason have just released new single "Duvan" that definitely has shades of Buckingham/Nicks and is a fine showcase for Amanda Bergman's smoky vocals. You can stream it below.
Amason will be heading to North America next month for their first shows over here, including NYC for CMJ. The only announced appearance so far is for KEXP's annual live broadcasts, at The Cutting Room on October 22 at noon. KEXP's CMJ schedule hasn't otherwise been announced but stay tuned for that -- and more Amason CMJ shows. After the fest, the band heads to LA to play The Echo on November 3.
by Klaus Kinski
For those keeping score, your man Klaus has played drums in many many unpopular and unsignable bands since 1991. I've dragged my 1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 4 piece kit (2nd rack tom not shown) with 1965 Gretsch snare (all of which were purchased in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts for $175) from one end of the earth (the Northeast) to the other (the Midwest mostly) hundreds of times. 'Tis a gorgeous kit, in phenomenal condition, and I have endured hundreds if not millions of compliments regarding it's eye-watering beauty. I am a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. And I'm a man who appreciates a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. Therefore, I am a man who appreciates this wonderful compilation video featuring the great David Letterman appreciating his various musical guest's gear, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, drums. The video, and a list of who is in it, including GBV, Feist, Beirut, James Blake, The Strokes, Mastodon, St. Vincent, and many many more, is below. Behold!
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Amason - Margins (MP3)
Amason's first live show, Stockholm 2/2/2013 (via)
What do you do when you're friends and your various bands are in states of downtime? Form a supergroup, or supergruppen in the case of Swedish band Amason which features the talents of Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Gustaf Ejstes of Dungen, Nils Törnqvist and Petter Winnberg of Little Majorette and Amanda Hollingby Idiot Wind.
Amason are brand new, having just played their first-ever live show on Saturday (2/2) in Stockholm, but they have released their first song, titled "Margins." Pulled along by a warm, flutely synth lead, it's all dreamy '70s soft rock, not that far from, say, The Carpenters. You can download it above or stream it below.
photos by Diana Wong
Primus / Moog Factory / people in hot dog costumes
Moogfest 2012 kicked off unofficially with Justice on Thursday (10/25), and then it officially began on Friday (10/26) with sets by El-P, Buke & Gase, Blondes, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Miike Snow, Morton Subotnick and more. El-P played a studio session inside of The Moog Factory (where all Moog products are made), which we also took a tour of, and pictures of that are in this post. Those pictures include shots of the analog synth calibration office, the new white version of their Slim Phatty synthesizer, and their recent foray into guitar building.
One of the highlights of day 1 was synth veteran Morton Subotnick who played a set spanning the material he released from 1967's Silver Apples of the Moon, through 1978's A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur. Moogfest always makes a point to book a few forerunners of electronic music for their festival, which mostly features modern artists of the genre. And hearing these tunes, which were written decades ago, alongside much newer artists, it was easy to see how revolutionary Morton Subotnick was in his time.
Primus brought a set heavy with psychedelic visuals. Blondes, who always bring the dance party in NYC, did just as great of a job translating that same experience over in Asheville. And Explosions In The Sky's atmospheric set made for a great come-down later on in the show after a full day of dance parties and trekking through Asheville.
Coverage of the rest of the festival is coming soon and more pics from Moogfest day 1 are below.
Widowspeak @ Storm King Arts Center, May 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Love Inks @ Mohawk, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Exitmusic @ Brooklyn Bowl, June 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Exitmusic @ Maxwell's
* Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall
* Maria Cangiano @ Joe's Pub
* Niki & the Dove @ Other Music
* Rachael Yamagata @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Bell X1, Duke Special @ Bowery Ballroom
* WIERD w/ Kontravoid @ Home Sweet Home
* Hal Wilner and Philip Glass @ The Stone
* David Byrne, St. Vincent @ Beacon Theater
* Terry McManus's Obsessive Propulsive @ Barbes
* Widowspeak, Vensaire, Hard Bop @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mariel Roberts @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
* Lavender Diamond, Christy & Emily @ Mercury Lounge
* Gabriel and the Hounds, Pre War, Old Monk @ Union Pool
* Liudas Mocknunas, Arturas Bumsteinas, Rasa Rasa @ Zebulon
* Sunfoot, Devin, Gary & Ross, Volunteers Park @ Death By Audio
* Love Inks, Shy Hunters, Baby Alpaca, Young Unknowns @ Glasslands
* MNDR (DJ), Wildkat (DJ), Eli Makes Beats (DJ) @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Doe Paoro, Teletextile, Ludwig Persik, Dalton, Anya Skidan @ Pianos
* Baby Dayliner, Mo Matching Drapes, The Whisperians, El Jezel @ Union Hall
* The Bad Plus, Rafiq Bhatia, Chris Morrissey Quartet @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Alberta Cross, J. VIEWz, Lucy Schwartz, Two Door Cinema Club DJ set, Chrome Canyon DJ set @ Bowery Hotel
One of our favorite Austin bands Love Inks are touring and back in town. If you missed them at Pianos the other day with Ray Raposa, you have another chance tonight at Glasslands. They're also on the lineup of Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.
Sub Pop act Niki and the Dove play a free in-store at Other Music tonight at 8 PM.
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The xx , who are back in town next month for two shows, recently played Later with Jools Holland and you can watch their performance of "Angels" below.
Miike Snow, who will be in the general NY area next month, have a new video for "Pretender" which you can watch below.
Twin Shadow at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)
Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove kicked off a tour together earlier this week, and as previously discussed, it comes to NYC on September 27 at Webster Hall and September 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (both shows are sold out). If you wanna keep the party going after the MHOW show, head to the official after party a few streets over at Brooklyn Bowl (9/28) where Twin Shadow will be Djing later that night. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the MHOW show, or if you aren't going to that show first, you can buy $8 tickets just for Brooklyn Bowl.
Niki and the Dove have also been added as an opener to Miike Snow's October tour and will be back in the NYC area when that tour hits United Palace on October 19 and Wellmont Theatre on October 23. Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.
Updated dates are listed below...
Gary Clark Jr. at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, Philly's Made In America Festival goes down this weekend (9/1 - 9/2) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded and now includes Drake (who was rumored but not on the initial lineup announcement), Jill Scott, Chris Cornell, The Hives, and Run DMC, who are all playing the second day (9/2), in addition to blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who will be on the only performer on the bill playing both days, and others. Day 1 (9/1) will be headlined by festival head Jay-Z, and also includes Skrillex, Passion Pit, D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, and others, and day 2 (9/2) will be headlined by Pearl Jam and also includes Odd Future, X, Santigold, and others. Tickets for the festival are still available.
If you're going to the fest, Philly is only about a two hour drive from NYC and this FAQ should help you find your way over (for directions use the address of Ben Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Once you're there, that FAQ will also help you find your way around, parking tips, and more. There will be a free filtered water service at the festival site, but you can't bring glowsticks (sorry Skrillex fans).
A #MadeInAmerica video for Gary Clark Jr. and the lineup for the festival are below.
Miike Snow at Terminal 5 in April (more by Joe McCabe)
Miike Snow released their new album, Happy to You, earlier this year and have been touring in support of it, having played multiple festivals internationally, a three-night run at Terminal 5 in NYC and a more intimate show at MHOW a bit before that. The band are continuing support the album on tour and have just announced another North American leg for the fall surrounding their appearance at this year's Moogfest. That leg brings them to the NYC area for shows on October 19 at United Palace and October 23 at Wellmont Theatre. United Palace tickets and Wellmont Theatre tickets go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/15) at noon.
Miike Snow also play Made In America Fest in Philly next month. A list of all dates and a couple videos are below...
Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.
Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).
For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.
Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.
As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.
Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:
"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.
Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.
As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...
The following items are NOT ALLOWEDThe above list comes from the Philadelphia fest's FAQ page. Many of the above listed artists were leaked yesterday. More artists to be announced. Tickets are in various stages of going on sale.
• Weapons of any kind
• Fireworks or explosives
• Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
• Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
• Pets (except service animals)
• Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
• Glass containers
• Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
• Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
• Laser Pointers
• Items to obstruct other fan's views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)
Pearl Jam says:
We are pleased to announce that Pearl Jam is headlining Made in America Music Festival curated by Jay-Z. Made in America takes place Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 1st - Sunday, September 2nd) at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.The full lineup is not announced yet, but Philly.com points out that Drake, Santigold, Skrillex, Afrojack, Odd Future, and Miike Snow might also all be on the bill, which if all true, means this thing really is going to be huge. There will be 28 performances on 3 stages over 2 days total. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, May 23rd at 10am ET / 7am PT.
PLEASE NOTE: Made In America Festival will announce Pearl Jam's exact performance date and time in the coming weeks.
In addition to Pearl Jam, this 2-day music festival will include performances from fellow artists like Jay-Z, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors and much more.
photos by Joe McCabe
Miike Snow @ Terminal 5
Like the Shins are about to do, Bloc Party will do, Miike Snow, who played a small post-SXSW show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, just completed a three night run at Terminal 5. Tonight (4/27) they play Letterman. We have some pictures from the 2nd T5 show, which Penguin Prison opened. More, including a shot of their setlist, below...
Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Chicago Sun Times reports:
Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.Check out the full list below...
The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.
Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.
The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.
Dan Deacon (more by David Andrako)
today in NYC
* Rum Raisin @ The Stone
* Weyes Blood @ The Stone
* Lee Ranaldo @ Other Music
* Allison Miller Trio @ Barbes
* The Moon (comedy) @ Union Pool
* Odd Future @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Lianne La Havas, Howth @ Mercury Lounge
* Gomez, Hey Rosetta! @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Odd Future afterparty @ Santos Party House
* Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
* Sonic Smithy, Cornelius Dufallo @ Roulette
* The Wood Brothers, Whitehorse @ Bowery Ballroom
* Miike Snow, Jacques Lu Cont @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Eureka California, Boveda, Lame Drivers @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Poundcake, Jim Campilongo, Adam Levy Guitar Duo @ City Winery
* Days Like Months, O Giant Man, The Naturals, Electric Touch @ Pianos
* Crystal Fighters, Emil & Friends, Baby Alpaca @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Ana Lola Roman, Warm Ghost, The Black Soft, Rewards (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
* Rebuilding The Rights of Statues, Nova Heart, The Mystery Lights, Carsick Cars @ Glasslands
* Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble, Calder Quartet(Ecstatic Music Festival) @ Merkin Concert Hall
* Shooting Spires, Musuki Aruvavo Lee, G Lucas Crane, Diamond Terrifier, Sara Magenheimer, Sadie Laska @ Zebulon
* Nellie McKay: Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature @ Feinstein's at Loews Regency
Miike Snow are stopping in NYC tonight after SXSW. They have a new video you can watch below....
Miike Snow at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)
As mentioned, Miike Snow are releasing Happy to You and heading out on a tour in support of it which hits NYC on April 24 and 25 at Terminal 5. Both of those shows are sold out, but they've just announced a third show at the venue happening on April 26. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, 2/10 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/8) at noon.
Miike Snow just revealed a music video for the track, "Paddling Out," off the new album. Check that out, along with updated dates below...
Miike Snow at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Miike Snow will release their sophomore LP, Happy to You, on March 27 via Downtown/Universal. You can stream the album track "Black Tin Box," which features fellow Swede Lykke Li HERE, and watch the video for another, "The Devil's Work," below. The artwork and tracklist are also below.
Miike Snow will tour the US and Canada in support of the new album, surrounding their appearances at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and Coachella. The tour hits NYC on April 24 and 25 at Terminal 5. The 4/24 show is sold out but tickets just went on sale for the 4/25 show.
All dates, video, album art and tracklist below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...
photos by Brook Bobbins
The Rusko & Doorly tour hit Terminal 5 in NYC on Wednesday night (4/27). Pictures from that HARD-presented show are in this post.
LA is also where HARD is holding a 'Summer Festival' on Saturday August 6th. That craziness will include sets by:
"DUCK SAUCE, Boys Noize, CHROMEO live, RATATAT live, Skrillex, ODD FUTURE, JAMES MURPHY AND PAT MAHONEY DFA TENT SPECIAL DISCO VERSION, DIGITALISM live, Jack Beats, KARLSSON and WINNBERG / MIIKE SNOW DJ SET, Caspa, NERO, Noisia, Emalkay, CARTE BLANCHE live featuring dj Mehdi and Riton, BUSY PICTIONARY featuring BUSY P and SO ME, Holy Ghost ! live, SIRIUSMO, GESAFFELSTEIN, GASLAMP KILLER, DESTRUCTO, Juan MacLean, Shit Robot (The Shit Robot Show), Still Going, Nadastrom, DILLION FRANCIS, Acid Jacks, Visuals by Vello V2 labs, + more."Tickets are on sale.
HARD Cruise sails out of Florida in January, and though no lineup has been announced for that yet, I'm sure the lineup will contain at least a few of the artists mentioned in this post.
More pictures from Terminal 5 are below...
Miike Snow at Webster Hall (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Downtown Music, LLC is an independently owned company which operates Downtown Records, Downtown Music Publishing, Downtown Music Services (Licensing Group), RCRDLBL.com and Downtown Recording Studios. Downtown Records is comprised of its Downtown and Mercer Street imprints and joint venture partners Dim Mak, Fool's Gold, and Mad Decent Records.Downtown Records was founded in 2006 and they'll celebrate their fifth anniversary at Terminal 5 on March 5th by roping in some big names on their labels/imprints. Miike Snow will headline the show and will bring along Major Lazer with Santigold (who now has her own pair of Vans) and Ed Banger DJs Mehdi & So Me. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale at noon tomorrow (1/28). The show marks four appearances in a row at Terminal 5 for Miike Snow, though the last was a DJ set.
The NYC date is one of two US dates scheduled for Major Lazer. They'll also take on Miami on March 12th as part of the 9 Mile Music Festival along with almost the entire Marley clan (Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Kymani Marley) along with Inner Circle and many others. More details, including ticketing, can be found at the 9 Mile Music site.
Major Lazer and related tour dates and some videos below...
photos by Brook Bobbins
A-Trak looking spiffy
"A Trak has proven himself to be one of the most talented DJs around, period. I had a chance to watch his set from the "backstage" area at Terminal 5 last night and was thoroughly blown away. Flying Lotus put on an incredibly energetic performance that set the stage for A Trak, who rocked his turntables in a tuxedo atop a 2 story platform covered in lights and LCD screens. Visually, it was a spectacle in its own right. Needless to say the crowd lost it for dance floor anthems like 'Anyway', 'Barbara Streisand', 'Shake It Down' and his 'Indestructible' remix. Amidst the furious scratching and beat juggling he is famous for, you could hear hints of hip-hop rhythm working their way into the electro until ultimately you found yourself dancing to straight up rap music." [Electronica Oasis]A proven way to burn off all the calories associated with piles of stuffing and t(of)urkey is to hit the dance floor, and that's just what many people did on 11/26 at Hard Fest Turkey Soup at Terminal 5, though in this case it was the kind of dance party where everyone faces the stage. Featuring appearances from A-Trak, Tiga, Flying Lotus, Miike Snow (who performed a DJ set), Yelawolf, and Destructo, the show was a one-off appearance for all of the above as part of the Hard Fest series of shows which last made appearances in NYC in for the form of Crystal Castles/Sinden/Destructo and Die Antwoord/MIA/Destructo/etc. One thing all three recent HARD NYC shows had in common? Destructo on the bill. Why? One reason might be because Destructo also happens to be HARD's founder.
A set of pictures and some videos from the Thanksgiving event continue below...
photos by Tim Griffin
""This festival is super-cool," said Strokes singer Julian Casablancas from the stage at Austin City Limits on Friday night. "Lotta stuff." It's true: The festival, now in its ninth year, packs 130 bands onto eight outdoor stages arranged around the 350-acre Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The lineup is a mix of huge rock acts (the Eagles headline Sunday) and big-name indie bands, plus DJs, country singers and the occasional rapper. With an expected attendance of around 70,000 a day, the festival similar in size, if not in spirit, to Lollapalooza. "Lollapalooza has that city energy. It's like the hot girl you want to take home," one organizer, Lisa Hickey, said. "ACL is more laid-back -- it's like your best friend." And unlike South By Southwest, the music and film showcase that takes over the Texas town every spring, ACL doesn't have much of a music-industry angle -- it's almost strictly for fans.Of those big four, Tim managed to catch three, and a bit of Vampire Weekend's favorite band Phish from afar. Phish's set included a Velvet Underground and a Talking Heads cover. Full setlist at the end of this post.
On Friday night, the packed lineup presented the crowd with a happy problem: Four big-name guitar bands -- Spoon, Sonic Youth, Vampire Weekend, and the Strokes -- all had sets starting within two hours of each other, and seeing each set in its entirety was impossible."
Kings Go Forth pictures are HERE. The rest of the pictures from the first day of the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival (where Ezra Koenig joined Miike Snow on stage), continue, with a bunch of setlists (including Spoon's which points out that Eleanor Friedberger played a Fiery Furnaces song with Spoon) (video proof too), below...